Today Creative is a collective of creatives led by me... Tim Robbins. I help people find your business (or event) & love you (forever) when they do. In layman's terms - we create really cool video/photo/social content and can use that content to reach whomever you want to target. And when you have reached those folks, we […]
This is the disease I have. (Not an actual disease) I rarely can have a conversation where my mind doesn’t go down the rabbit hole of “oh that could be a cool business idea.” Last night. Next door neighbor’s kid Ben comes up to me outside and says, “I’ll take your trash cans to the […]
What’s it like working with the creators of the “World’s Most Famous Taffy?” Well, it’s pretty sweet (pun intended)! My wife’s close friend and college roommate married into the third generation of the candy empire, so we and Zeno’s have also blossomed both a close business and personal friendship. Earlier this year, Will and I […]
Seriously. If you've been thinking about creating a product or starting a business.... Do It. Don't Wait. There has never been a time in history that starting something new was so accessible. Who knows what your future holds. So what is holding YOU back?
This project has been just as fun as it sounds. My team and I had the opportunity to put the icing on the cake...pop website. Design overhaul, writing copy, new brand, and creating a strategy to grow their online presence. It’s coming along quite nicely! When the client is fun, it makes the job fun […]
John Reznikoff is a guy who knows his stuff...and by stuff I mean: pretty much everything about history. This guy is a walking encyclopedia. Just ask anybody on Pawn Stars, The Antique Roadshow, or Google. He specializes in authentication and most would tell you has perfected the art. Not only can he tell you about […]
Have you ever run out of toilet paper when you're on the john? I certainly have. It's not a fun situation. So we created a (really pretty stupid) iPhone app as a play on this exact scenario. TP Emergency may be your best chance at getting helping you if you get in the precarious position […]
Are you planning on buying a Keurig machine for yourself or friends/family this holiday season? It's honestly a great gift. My wife and I love our machine and wouldn't wanna part for a regular ol' coffee machine again. For two reasons mainly. We both like different types of coffee. We aren't going to make two […]
Want to find the best wedding makeup artist in Raleigh? I may be partial but I've seen her work. My wife Julie committed to making brides feel beautiful, and looking fresh and polished throughout the day. Raleigh Wedding Makeup Pricing
The Countii iPhone and Android app was built to solve a need in my life and I'm thankful it's been able to help thousands of others. And, I hope it will continue to help others. I wasn't personally able to give this tiny little "business" the time and focus that it deserves, but thankfully someone […]
I don't read many magazines anymore but I do keep two subscriptions active. My favorite is Wired Magazine. I don't have any fantastic reasons why I like it besides I relate to the topics and it's unlike most other content I normally digest. I read every last detail of each magazine. And yes, while I […]
Julie has been doing hair and makeup with Darla Stafford in Tampa Bay area for as far back as I can remember. They made a great team and I know Julie loved working with Darla, until we recently moved up to Cary, NC. Julie decided to continue doing on-site makeup for weddings once we got […]
Launched in 2006, Gauged2 is a traditional agency for the digital era. We've taken our traditional advertising and branding backgrounds and melded that with our strengths in digital and development to create a digital hybrid agency. Having served clients like Tylenol, Miley Cyrus, Homedics, Asics, Verifone, Jon Daly we continue to make a splash in […]
So is it Mixcups or Mixkups? The K-Cups of the Month Club, Mixcups started last fall under the name, Mixkups. Personally, I loved the name because it was just a creative way of saying a mixture of k-cups. We sell a product I love - coffee, and we get to help other people find great […]
We've been making Zucchini Spaghetti and meatballs for about a year now and it's still one of my favorite dishes. It's fast and easy to make - we make it all in the microwave. 1. First - we use our Julienne Peeler to get the zucchini into nice spaghetti-like strands. Put the zucchini in a […]
Since we moved up to Cary, NC we've established home base (office) at American Tobacco in Durham. Love the vibe here and it's cool to be able to work with and around other great companies like our own.
Got a chance to work with another great company to build up their online e-commerce sales for discount water softener parts. Great people and great products that will be a really good service for people looking for DIY water softener systems. We'll continue working with them and we're excited to see the brand grow!
As a Keurig fan and a rapid consumer of K-Cups I always follow the happenings in that industry. As the K-Cup patent was coming to its end I knew that there was going to be a huge influx of new brands coming into the market. But how could I try all these new coffees, buying […]
If you are looking for a great, reliable company to take care of your household or office water needs, Florida Water Treatment is honestly the best team of people for the job. We had a great time working with them on their web project, but we've also seen how they operate and work with their […]
That's a modest number of downloads but it still feels good that we've been able to help 1,000 people on their journey to lose weight. Unless, of course, you are a jerk and don't read the app description and give us a poor rating 🙂
Countii has helped hundreds of people on their journey to get in shape and change their lives. We're proud to be a small part of that. The Countii app for iPhone was successful and our most frequent request was for an Android app for the Belly Fat Cure. Download Countii for Android
Been using placeholder for inputs and noticed today on a client site it doesn't play well with IE. Did a couple google searches and found great (and easy to implement) lines of jquery that fixes the issue. Here is the input: <input type="text" placeholder="Enter your search text"> In IE the input showed up blank, of […]
I love pickled jalapenos. My jalapeno plant was producing fruit like crazy and I needed to pick 'em so I didn't lose 'em. Thankfully I only had a couple Claussen pickles left so I finished them up, picked and cut up a bunch of jalapenos into the left over pickle juice. In a few days […]
Upon discovering this little trick, I knew I had to share it with my fellow front-end friends. It makes quick work of slicing complicated elements in photoshop. Check it out and let me know if it has helped you as much as me 🙂
So what started out as a simple siding glass door swap out to be much more complicated. A few lessons learned for sure - and I'm still not done but here is the progress. Lesson 1: A 9' insulated glass sliding door cannot easily be transported in a short bed pickup truck. If you have […]
Brewpunch is an interesting and innovative product, and a team of really cool guys! The product is flavor packets (much like crystal light) that are created to add flavor to light beer. Haven't actually tasted it yet though - still waiting on those samples 🙂
Having grown up in this part of Florida, I've probably eaten at Frenchy's Rockaway Grill a few dozen times, so when we were given the opportunity to redesign their website by my good friend Jen Carlisle, I was pretty excited. Project ended up being a lot of fun and the finished products definitely fits who […]
From Heroku's Success Stories: "Cyrus’s new site took off with fans, quickly reaching 650,000 unique visitors in less than three months. “Heroku has had no issues handling spikes in traffic, and New Relic reports show us with a consistent Apdex score of 99,” says Burridge. “The data shows people are very satisfied with the performance […]
Everyone at Gauged2 had a great time working with the Expect Referrals team! They were on the cusp of releasing a new version of their product and we came in to assist them on the design and front-end code for their marketing website.
Gauged2 worked with David Grubbs of Noozhoo in bringing to life this website for i20Animal. They are a medical center for animals, and were looking for a great way to present all their services, education opportunities, and give users the ability to ask questions. We designed and developed the whole site, including a custom back-end system […]
To steal straight from the website We Are Tampa Bay is the who, what, when and where of Tampa Bay's tech community. Gauged2 as well as Agile Nomads put together and have been running this project for quite some time now. The member base is growing and we've definitely seen some cool opportunities that have […]
It was really an amazing opportunity to be a small part of helping the No More Foundation off the ground. We had the chance to develop the brand, their site, and an awesome video explaining a little more about what they stand for...
To put it simply - if you are on the Belly Fat Cure™, Countii tracks your sugars and carbs every day. Nothing more... nothing less. In my personal journey I've taken to a lifestyle change and have stuck to the Belly Fat Cure pretty well. I've lost quite a bit of weight on it and […]
I love working with churches and ministries, Spent years on a church staff overseeing all marketing and creative and a little IT. During my time I learned a lot about the aspects of a church staff. In fact, I think I learned too much. I am an observer. Staff meetings usually consist of me sitting […]
Partner with an organization or business from outside of your church. Could be a local ymca or athletic club. These organizations already have an audience of people that will come to events they sponsor. By partnering, you nearly have guaranteed people at your event and you are including a group of people that may never […]
Is your church doing things that are worthy of a press release? Shouldn't the church being doing amazing things in the community all the time, that the news would be begging to know what's coming next so they have that heart warming cover story? I'm not saying the church should be doing things for the […]
The words ‘marketing’ and ‘branding’ are being tossed around during staff meetings at churches across America, and we're glad. Church staffs are for the most part understanding that marketing does have a place in the church and is an important aspect in church growth. Pastors know it, and jump right in feet first. But... many […]