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An Update from Tina Reynolds

When I started Uptown Studios 28 years ago I lived in the same house I live in now. Back then, my desk was in the same place it is today: the living room with a great view of the front window. COVID-19 has put me right back where I started. Except now I have a team of 17 employees and they are all working remotely too …

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Black Stories White People Need to Hear

The police killings of Black people paired with antiracist uprisings have exploded like a powder keg. We are watching and listening, reaching out, and finding ways to support our Black, Native and Brown friends and cohorts. Enter Black Stories: Kiara Reed and I put our heads together to highlight the Black Stories we all need to hear. With the country …

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Protest Poster Project

In the wake of the brutal murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed after, Uptown Studios launched a protest poster project to support small businesses that had resorted to using plywood boards to help protect against damages from looters. The brainchild of Tina Reynolds and Jill Bruschera, the protest posters featured positive messages in support of …

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How to Support the Black Community: Tina’s Perspective

As a small business owner, I am dedicated to creating social change. This is what I have spent my life’s work on and what I will continue to do. Today our focus is on how to build our Black community and help lift the burden off their shoulders. White society has been a weighty burden …

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How to Support the Black Community: Kiara’s Perspective

Over the past few weeks, we have seen hundreds of protests against police violence across the globe in the wake of the brutal police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. As the country grapples with the inherent racism and bigotry that it has been built upon, celebrities, corporations …

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Three Things A Communications Strategy Is NOT

Unlike a Marketing Strategy or Marketing Plan, a Communications Strategy is an in-depth plan of an organization’s entire communication efforts. This means taking into consideration every way you communicate internally and externally with different offices. A communications strategy is …

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5 Tips for Taking a Proper Selfie: A Photographer’s Perspective

From a photographer’s perspective, lighting is the most important aspect when taking a selfie, or any photo really! Apparently phones are horrible in low light, so the more light you have the better. But, not all light is created equal. Lighting from above creates a different effect …

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