The Worst Passwords of 2014

January 30th, 2015 by has announced its annual list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet – thus making them the “Worst Passwords” that will expose anybody to being hacked or having their identities stolen. In its fourth annual report, compiled from more than 3.3 million leaked passwords during the year, “123456”and “password” continue to hold the top two spots that they have held each year since the first list in 2011. Other passwords in the top 10 include “qwerty,” “dragon,” and “football.”

›› Read all of "The Worst Passwords of 2014"

5 Google AdWords Tips That I Learned from Pheasant Hunting

November 19th, 2014 by

                            5 Google AdWords Tips That I Learned from Pheasant Hunting Instead of writing my work blog post last weekend, I decided to drive out to South Dakota to go on my annual pheasant hunting trip with some friends.  Luckily, while traipsing […]

›› Read all of "5 Google AdWords Tips That I Learned from Pheasant Hunting"


November 11th, 2014 by

Blog for Tuesday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day – 2014 The 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI is widely celebrated and recognized today. Marketing for various charity organizations’ coffers, the United Kingdom had a giant 900,000-strong ceramic poppy sale and display, for the climactic day of remembrance. NPR (and a few Brit Facebook friends) […]

›› Read all of "Nostalgia-come-neuromarketing"

Mere Exposure — Frequency in today’s marketing.

April 9th, 2014 by

Frequency in marketing. Beth North describes recent research into “mere exposure”

›› Read all of "Mere Exposure — Frequency in today’s marketing."

Welcome to our new Business Development Director!

March 28th, 2014 by

Beth North is the new Director of Business Development for Force 5

›› Read all of "Welcome to our new Business Development Director!"

Google’s doodle celebrates birth of Loewy, designer of the Studebaker logo

November 5th, 2013 by

If you happen to peruse on by Google today, you will notice that Google’s doodle is celebrating the birth of Raymond Loewy, a french-born industrial designer. Although Loewy is best know for his involvement in designing the Coca-Cola bottle and locamotives for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Force 5 wanted to recognize Loewy for his relationship […]

›› Read all of "Google’s doodle celebrates birth of Loewy, designer of the Studebaker logo"

Our “Style Tiles” Experiment

October 24th, 2013 by

As a creative agency we are always investigating new ways of doing things and because we deal regularly with “bleeding edge” technology in those creative endeavors, it is more important than ever to stay one step ahead. One of these new ideas is the use of “style tiles” in the web design process. You start […]

›› Read all of "Our “Style Tiles” Experiment"

Force 5 Awarded Fifteenth Best iPad App Development Company by for October 2013

October 15th, 2013 by

South Bend, IN – Force 5, a next generation brand development and marketing communications firm, has been named the fifteenth best iPad app development company by for October 2013.

›› Read all of "Force 5 Awarded Fifteenth Best iPad App Development Company by for October 2013"

2012 Force 4 Good Project Result

September 27th, 2013 by

Heartland Small Animal Rescue 2012 Force 4 Good Award Winner Project As the winner of the 2012 Force 4 Good contest, Heartland was entitled to 50 hours of marketing effort. But first, we needed to determine where to focus our efforts. Force 5 met with Heartland to discuss current needs and marketing obstacles within the […]

›› Read all of "2012 Force 4 Good Project Result"

Importance of Brand Touchpoints

September 18th, 2013 by

I was reading Marketing Daily this morning and the first paragraph struck me, “The recommendations people make to their friends and family carry more weight than the messages companies put out on their own behalf.” The article is about the importance of “word of mouth” which always brings me back to the importance of creating […]

›› Read all of "Importance of Brand Touchpoints"