Mike Martens

Mike Martens makes words happen for Media Temple’s UX and Creative teams. Over the past decade, he’s crafted copy across every medium for a lengthy list of iconic brands. Meanwhile, he's photographically documented Creative Morning speakers and The Moth storytellers, plus designed weird roleplaying games.

Posts By Mike

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Jan 29, 2021 Design + Creative
Web Design Trends for 2021: Creative Leaders on Shifts in the Design World

Find out what our panel of creative leaders had to say about the web-design trends taking over the design world in 2021.

Mike Martens
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Jan 29, 2021 Design + Creative
How Science Fiction Influences Design Innovation

Science fiction's most prescient, influential interface designs share traits that inspire real-world design projects.

Mike Martens
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Jan 21, 2021 Design + Creative
Web Design Trends for 2021 - Live Webinar Recording

On Tuesday, January 26, we're recording our next Agency Panel webinar – a deep dive into the web design trends set to drive creative in 2021.

Mike Martens
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Jan 12, 2021 Web Development + Tech
More Than Page Ranking: Working with Clients on SEO Basics

SEO doesn't have to be complicated. Building a strong, basic SEO strategy with clients helps your projects have an impact.

Mike Martens
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Dec 18, 2020 Design + Creative
The Best Agency Advice for 2021 (Based on What We Learned in 2020)

Apply these five tips to set your agency up for success as you close out the pandemic and take strides forward.

Mike Martens
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Dec 9, 2020 Design + Creative
The Agency Perspective on 2020

With 2020 in the books, we’re looking back with the agency community to see what worked, what didn’t, and what the future might look like.

Mike Martens
Dec 4, 2020 Design + Creative
The Homer: What Designers Can Learn from a Simpsons Classic

One Simpsons episode perfectly encapsulates the conundrums of user-centric design like nothing else.

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Dec 2, 2020 Web Hosting
How to Decide on Hosting for Conferences and Festivals

Web hosting for a conference or festival always has a challenge with peaks and valleys.

Mike Martens
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Nov 24, 2020 Web Development + Tech
Headless CMS: What and Why

The much-hyped concept of a headless CMS promises new efficiencies and flexibility.

Mike Martens
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Nov 19, 2020 Customer Spotlights
Metajive – Navigating the Change of 2020

One SoCal-based digital agency discusses the grace of being human – and having a surfers’ mentality – in facing the torrent of the world’s pandemic-changed year.

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Nov 3, 2020 Design + Creative
Street Art Speaks in Crisis

Looking at a year of street art in one Los Angeles neighborhood, we're reminded that creative endeavors are a form of leadership.

Mike Martens
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Oct 27, 2020 Web Development + Tech
Cybersecurity Awareness Roundup from Sucuri

Find out what steps security experts recommend for protecting online stores, managing passwords, and securing client sites.

Mike Martens
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Oct 23, 2020 Design + Creative
Review – Adobe MAX Sneaks 2020

Adobe MAX Sneaks is an amazing and sometimes unsettling display of innovations by Adobe.

Mike Martens
Oct 5, 2020 Design + Creative
Rethinking Holiday Campaigns in a New Era

It’s prime time for prepping holiday campaigns, and it’s also one of the most uncertain times we’ve all ever been through.

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Sep 29, 2020 Web Development + Tech
How to Prepare Sites for 2020 Holiday Shopping

With the 2020 holiday shopping season barreling toward us, the pandemic could drive a growth spike beyond the increases we regularly see.

Mike Martens
Sep 24, 2020 Design + Creative
Upcoming Webinar: Rethinking Holiday Campaigns in a New Era

Join our panel as they explore the ways brands and agencies are approaching holiday campaigns for a season that promises to be anything but normal.

Mike Martens