Tim MahoneyIf you have not been to a Tim Mahoney concert, whether it be a  solo performance or with his band, you are missing out. I was introduced to Tim this last fall at his CD release party at Faces in Saint Paul. It was a fantastic night packed with great music and loyal Tim Mahoney fans. I am not sure his newest CD, Live from the Sky, has left my cars CD player since. You could say I jumped on the Tim Mahoney bandwagon.

Tim often says that most people in Minnesota have heard of him and but not “heard” him. Well change is coming! If you have turned your TV to NBC in the last couple of weeks you have been sure to see a plug for the new show The Voice and therefore heard Tim Mahoney sing. Hard to miss the comical comment from Adam Levine as he turns his chair around and says “This is gonna get a little bit weird for a second… I thought you were a chick.” Tim’s reaction is priceless. Along with the rest of America, we are highly anticipating the premiere of  The Voice April 26th.

We wish you the best Tim and we will be supporting you through this amazing  journey!

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While running at the gym, going for a walk or even just people watching at the mall  I notice how many brands are being advertised.

The crazy thing is these advertisers do not get to pick who wears their logo. Do you think this matters? If a certain brand is trying to target one group of people but another is wearing their stuff will it change the brand? One that comes to mind is the brand Affliction they have a very  pin pointed target market but anyone can buy their stuff.

This past summer we sponsored a softball team and well the girls got in a pretty competitive league and I am not sure they won more than a game or two. It actually got to be quite humorous but I think this could be a reflection on a brand. We will be sponsoring them again this year but on one condition… they win more than they lose 😉

What are your thoughts when it comes to advertising?

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As most of you know, we moved into a fun little office space in Saint Paul in the Historic Dakotah Building. It is about as fun as moving into your first house. You get to pick out decorations, office supplies and organize everything just the way you want it. We have found that there are a few essentials though…

1. Girl Scout Cookies… and not just any cookie but the Thin Mint.
2. COFFEE
3. An i-pod and docking station with a variety of good tunes (of course our favorite “Tim Mahoney“)
4. Fun peeps to hang out with – our staff rocks!

What makes your office complete?

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Tim Mahoney Show NYEDon’t have plans for New Year’s Eve yet? Perfect. Wait, you do? Well it’s about time that you cancel them. You aren’t going to want to miss the first local Tim Mahoney New Year’s Eve show in three years. This Twin Cities musician’s last New Year’s Eve show was a riot at the Hyatt, and this year the only thing that’s different is the location. Faces is located in Mears Park, where the champagne-induced shenanigans are sure to ensue. Get there early and check out special guest, Smell My Pillow.

With every ticket purchase you will be entered into a contest for a chance to win the Tim Mahoney Experience! What’s that you ask? Well, it’s a private party for you and 50 of your closest friends. Not only will Tim Mahoney provide the tunage, but Faces is catering the event and Skyy Vodka is providing the drinks. You must be present at the New Year’s Eve show to win the Tim Mahoney experience, which is valued at $6000. You will also be entered to win a “Pillow Party” with SMP. A rock experience you will not forget.

Click on over to Ticket Works and get your tickets today! The {tena.cious} crew will be there… and you should be too!

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Sam is not your average marketing consultant. She is the mom of one spunky little girl, has a baby on the way and is most likely the trendiest woman we know. The flexibility she has while working with tena.cious makes it possible for this to be her side gig, so being a Mommy can be #1. Don’t get me wrong, she works her tail off for us and goes that extra mile for her clients. I know they would agree as well! Here is a little blurb from Sam on social media (what we do best):

Social Media is a very complex world and to many people, they THINK they have it.  In fact they spend hours working on a plan to get their social media footprint started.  Have you ever considered this might be a little insane?  You’re doing the same thing over, and over, and expecting a different result.

We get it.  We DO.  We have a plan, we know what you need, we are ready to implement, and we get results.

Samantha Chambers – {tena.cious} Marketing Consultant

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Meet Dustin from our Web Team:

With close to 10 years of experience in web design and development, Dustin D. Krueger, offers an experienced creative eye to make every design a success. Dustin began his career at a young age in 2001 as a self-taught web designer, working for a local web design business, while also doing freelance designing. He then developed his education further with a concentration and degree in Graphic Communications.

After school, he accepted a position as a Webmaster/Graphic Specialist at a large eCommerce golf company, and worked there for 5+ years. While employed there, he worked hard to increase online revenue by developing advertising through web design, email marketing, catalog design, SEO (search engine optimization), marketing, and the posting/monitoring of online elements.

Dustin displays extensive experience in Website Design, Promotional Design, Brand Identity, Internet Marketing, and SEO projects that require professional tools. Dustin uses the very best in state of the art web design software, including Adobe Photoshop, ImageReady, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash.

Now you know why he is a part of the {tena.cious} team!

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Meet Dustin from our Web Team:

With close to 10 years of experience in web design and development, Dustin D. Krueger, offers an experienced creative eye to make every design a success. Dustin began his career at a young age in 2001 as a self-taught web designer, working for a local web design business, while also doing freelance designing. He then developed his education further with a concentration and degree in Graphic Communications.

After school, he accepted a position as a Webmaster/Graphic Specialist at a large eCommerce golf company, and worked there for 5+ years. While employed there, he worked hard to increase online revenue by developing advertising through web design, email marketing, catalog design, SEO (search engine optimization), marketing, and the posting/monitoring of online elements.

Dustin displays extensive experience in Website Design, Promotional Design, Brand Identity, Internet Marketing, and SEO projects that require professional tools. Dustin uses the very best in state of the art web design software, including Adobe Photoshop, ImageReady, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash.

Now you know why he is a part of the {tena.cious} team!

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From Minnesota to NEW YORK … and back again?!  – By Katy Lawson

I know what you’re thinking, “why would anyone want to move from Minnesota to New York?” The food? Nope. The culture? Who needs it. The  entertainment? Nothing compares to people watching at the MN State Fair. It’s the hope of being a “body found in Central Park” on Law and Order SVU that gets em’ every time!
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