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Pinterest: From Casual User to Loyal Advocate

Posted on January 12th, by Andy Brownell in marketing & promotion, Projects, Publications. 3 comments

I’m officially a fan of Pinterest. In 2014 it helped me successfully grow client business (woodworking and advertising) and aided me in securing a contract to publish my first article in Popular Woodworking Magazine in 2015.  I’ve been integrating Pinterest into my toolkit far more than I have in the past to aid in visual discovery, design inspiration and collaboration. On the whole, Pinterest boasts about a 2/3 female, 1/3 male split within it’s user base, more than doubling the number of males over the last year. As a contributor to the growing minority, my recent fandom has been driven by two factors:

1. My Job: I … Read More »


Come to DesignBuild Cincy This Weekend

Posted on October 31st, by Andy Brownell in Design, marketing & promotion. No Comments

After completing my booth set-up yesterday and dropping off a few more beer growler crates this morning, I find myself positioned among some pretty amazing local talent. DesignBuild Cincy is a specially curated group of local artists, architects, designers, cabinet makers, craftsmen and of course, furniture makers.

This is definitely a step way above a traditional home show or crafts fair for Cincinnati. Doug Hart has worked tirelessly over the last several months to pull from the best of what the area has to offer. He worked hard to convince me over the preceding months of this event to consider showing … Read More »


DesignBuild Cincy News Coverage WKRC Ch. 12

Posted on October 30th, by Andy Brownell in marketing & promotion. No Comments

Updated: Monday, October 27 2014, 10:16 AM EDT CINCINNATI (WKRC) — Winter will be here before we know it and it’s the time of year when people think about fixing up their living spaces. This weekend you can get ideas at a more personal design showcase at Music Hall. Doug Hart and Andy Brownell have a preview of Design Build Cincy.