Entries by Emily Hartzog

Humor in Pandemic Marketing? Consumers Look for a Lighter Side

Nothing is funny about the pandemic. Numbers escalated, we stayed home. We all became employee/teacher/chef/sanitation engineers – simultaneously. Then glimmers of hope, small returns to normalcy before escalating numbers crept up again and have us planning for the “what ifs” of repeated stay-at-home orders, school closures, and additional hits to an already wounded economy. Yeah, […]

Should We Be Blogging? Yes, and Here’s Why!

At Chartwell Agency, we help clients redesign or refresh websites often. Invariably, we have the conversation about THE BLOG. “Do we really need a blog?” “If we have one, how often do we need to create new content?” “Does anyone even read blogs anymore?” These are all questions we’re regularly asked (and ones we’ve even […]

Making it Work

As of this moment, we’re living through an unprecedented economic crisis. History has no comparable lessons from which we can learn, so we’re all navigating through uncharted territory together. We’re also dealing with loss – loss of our routines, the confidence in our plans, and even a sense of predictability about the future. While these […]


Training as a Perk? Absolutely!

Today, millennials make up a larger percentage of our workforce than any other generation, so it’s no wonder that HR professionals and business leaders are interested in learning more about what makes this group of knowledge workers tick. And it may not be what you think. Let’s face it – millennials have gotten kind of […]

Perfecting Your Elevator Speech

Your elevator speech, your succinct, power-packed company description timed perfectly to share in between floors in an elevator (thus the term “elevator speech”) is probably a phrase you’re familiar with. Any time you’re asked, “So what does (YOUR ORGANIZATION) do?” you’ve delivered it, and hopefully you’ve crafted it over time. Since it’s one of the […]

Declare Independence from Your Desk – Get the Best Ideas by Getting Out

For those of you who work in an office, you may find yourself all too often stuck behind a desk, behind a screen and behind the ball. This self-inflicted “chained to our desk” mentality is killing our productivity and damaging our health.   At Chartwell Agency, we have the opportunity to think creatively every day for clients. Whether we […]

Company Culture – Questions I Really Want to Ask

We recently attended Counselor’s Academy,  a fantastic conference sponsored by PRSA which was jam-packed with valuable information for agency owners and leaders. It was an opportunity to connect with others who, like Chartwell Agency, are swimming the wild currents of change in sea of communications while also managing a business. One of the most popular […]