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An Ad Guy is a "virtual" ad agency, a way of delivering top-notch advertising talent directly to businesses that want it without the overhead of traditional agencies.
I am Melton Cartes, the chief Ad Guy, and I can help you extend your marketing/advertising by helping you be more clever with your ad budget.
The latest thoughts from An Ad Guy.
Here you'll find advice for large established businesses and small start-ups, for immediate results as well as long-term growth. I hope you find this site helpful, enjoy reading and come back often. Thank you.
If you have a business, for profit or non-profit, and want to have an online presence, you’ll need to have a website. That’s where things get complicated very quickly.
WordPress to the rescue. There are other options out there but WordPress is a very good one and has been in use for several years by large and small endeavors. So, it’s tested. [Read more →]
WordPress is the leading “blog-publishing” CMS application, used by millions of websites. But, if you’re new to the game, it’s not exactly clear or intuitive how this wonderful software goes from sitting on a server to running your next great website, at least not without some simple directions.
Therefore, here are some simple directions. [Read more →]
This is a calendar I designed when I was part of a small publishing company called Heliographica Press. It was fun to design a calendar showcase book covers, a lot of which were also my designs.
Have you noticed — then again, who has the time or cares to look at billboards nowadays — that contemporary art directors at ad agencies seem to have no sense whatsoever on how to lay out a billboard that a motorist or even a fraking pedestrian can read? [Read more →]
Here are some of the logos I’ve designed for a variety of clients.
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