June 28, 2019

Tellwell Plog June 28th, 2019

Choice Bank, Nodak, Arthur Co, and so much more It has been another full week, just the way we like it. We had the opportunity to work with several #TellwellTribe…
June 20, 2019

The New Tellwellians!

Welcome to this week's plog! New and exciting things are happening here at Tellwell. New photoshoots and stories to tell! Including an addition to our #TeamTellwell! Let me introduce you…
June 7, 2019

Blog < Plog

If a picture is worth a thousand words,  Why write a blog when you can make a plog! We're bringin' back the Tellwell Plog! A place where we collect and…
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April 19, 2019

Tellwell Behind the Scenes

We wanted to share some "Behind the Scenes" sneak peeks from some recent film shoots. We've been jetting all over the map and enjoying every moment! West Fargo, ND —…
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December 12, 2018

Meet the Team

In each of our proposals, we include bios of each of us, so potential clients can get to know us! We realized we haven't introduced our team (which has changed…
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December 7, 2018

Stop — it’s plog time!

December is here, and we kicked it off with continued work on Giving Hearts Day campaigns, a trip to Bismarck, and First Fridays at B! Here's our week in photos:…
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November 20, 2018

Tellwell Art in the Workplace: Part 1

In a Forbes article titled, "How the Physical Workplace Impacts the Employee Experience," author Jacob Morgan takes a look at what makes a great workplace. At one point, he writes,…
June 29, 2018

The Dog Plog

We're blessed with FOUR office dogs! And we want to show them off (obviously).   Paddington's human is our new Sr. Project Manager, Jayme. Paddington sounds like Chewbacca and looks…
May 30, 2018

Taking on Tellwell: Why you should take yourself on as a client

If you're in agency life, you understand that clients come first. We call them our "Tellwell Tribe" and they are our top priority. And yet recently, we realized we were…
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April 9, 2018

The Well Tell Challenge: Putting the “well” in “Tellwell”

This month, #TeamTellwell embarked on the “Well Tell Challenge,” a wellness challenge to help our team develop healthy eating habits and stay in shape. There’s a points system and prizes…
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October 13, 2017

We’re Fancy Now

"Hello Tribe, welcome to our plog. Won't you take a read?" - Fancy Black Friday the 13th Cat Appleventures in Bayfield, WI!🍏🍎Jared is all about them perfect angles. #FurnitureforLessNoah's best…
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October 6, 2017


It's been awhile since we've had a plog, but don't worry! It's back, and better than ever.  We took Marisa's parents to Downtown Fargo's newest attraction, Poke Bowl  🍣🍚, when they came…
August 18, 2017

August Rush

or something...? August is RUSHING by, sooo... yeah, there's that.Team Tellwell takes FirstLink's Glitter Gala!✨ (Max even put glitter in his beard #Gleard).Shooting APT for Kilbourne Group! We support local art.B-roll…
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August 11, 2017

This is a Photoblog

Sorry for letting you all down last week... we didn't do anything fun or exciting which makes for a really boring photoblog and we really didn't want to put you…
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July 28, 2017


How is it almost August already?! Summer is flying by 😭  and we're just here trying to soak it all up. The downtown Juice It is ROCKIN'. 10/10 highly recommend 😍"Absolutely SMASHING,…
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July 21, 2017

Work, Work, Work

Doin' lots of things, shootin' lots of stuff, seein' lots of people, you know the drill. We had another great week! Flatter us and check it out👇We got to spend…
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July 14, 2017

We’re Back

We're finally back to full strength, and things are back to normal! (normal is a relative term...)Congratulations Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley on your recent groundbreaking! The new…
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June 30, 2017

The Biggest Yet!

We have been busy busy busy this week, which means we have LOTS of photos to share! AND, we moved into offices!!! (Much to Max's dismay)  HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK to…
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June 23, 2017

Whoot Whoot! 🎉 (Photoblog Time)

Every week at Tellwell is different, Check us out check us out check us out check us out check us out check us out check us out check us out check…
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June 15, 2017

Holding Down the Fort⛺

This blog post has nothing to do with Weird Al. While Noah is in Wyoming and Marisa is galavanting in Europe, we're working hard and keepin' it real in the…
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June 9, 2017

We’re Going Global

EVERYONE IS GONE (Paris, WY, KS...), we are getting lots of work done! 🙃 Here's what the crew has been up to.👇 Tellwell Team Tip #142: DO NOT start the…
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June 2, 2017

Workin’ for the Weekend🗣

The time has come, to wrap up the week. BUT FIRST, read our weekly photoblog 😬 If you've got a podcast idea, you better hit Marisa up, because she's the…
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May 26, 2017

Back at it Again

Lake life, Tennessee, interviews, blah blah blah..... Every week is different, and this week was no exception!We had another awesome shoot with Kilbourne this week! Soon it will be revealed…
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May 19, 2017

Birthday Bash

Birthday birthday birthday birthday, this week we celebrated both Marisa and Aaron's birthdays in the office! Aka lunches and donuts for dayzzzz 🍩 (we also got SOME work done....)The birthday kids!…
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May 12, 2017


What did we do this week... Eat. We did a lot of eating (and we regret nothing). Treats, sweets, and clients! Check out our week👇Gigantic cookies AND unicorns?!🦄  What a…
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May 4, 2017

Grace & The Boys

Marisa and Linda have left us, For knee surgery and Salt Lake City! While we missed them, we managed...Noah got a new toy! We leveled up in the video department…
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April 28, 2017

Photoblog, phlog, plog…

TGIF, We had a pretty low-key week, which allowed us to get lots of work done, but have some fun along the way!Perks of coworking? There are always conversations happening! Cons…
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April 24, 2017

The Moment You’ve ALL Been Waiting For….

WHOOHOO! It's our week in photos 👏 Signs, signs, signs, and some fun stuff.Throwing it back to working with the Heart-n-Soul team a couple weekends ago!🍆 🍅 🌽  Get the full…
April 21, 2017

A Good for Nothing Afternoon

Team Tellwell doesn't always work for free on Saturdays. But when we do, it's for people and causes we love. The Cause: Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe is a pop-up cafe where you…
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April 14, 2017

Anotha One 🔑

Cupcakes rocked our world this week #MajorKey and we did some cool stuff and saw some dogs! Take a look 👀Earlier this week, we heard from the people who worked to…
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April 11, 2017

Tellwell Toolkit

We’ve seen a number of helpful toolkits out there, so we decided why not throw our own into the bucket! Here are a few of the most helpful tools that…
April 7, 2017

Woohoo! Our week in Photos

It's the end of another week, and we've been busy as ever! Check it out👇 Pumped to be at the Giving Hearts Day 2017 annual breakfast 🎉  Congratulations to our friends at FirstLink…
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April 1, 2017

Say “Hola” to El Tellwell!

Hola, amigos! Team Tellwell is proud to announce that we are opening a branch in the beautiful mountain town of Xalapa, Mexico! “El Tellwell” is set to open this coming July, and…
March 31, 2017

Woohoo! Our Week in Photos

Every week at Tellwell is different, and we want you to stay in the loop! So.... we're starting a new blog series👏  Each Friday, we'll feature photos from our week…
March 23, 2017

I’m a Jedi, He’s a Jedi, Wouldn’t You Like to Be a Jedi too?

As a member of AAF-ND, our local Ad Fed chapter, Tellwell (population 5) gets one free ticket for each of the association’s monthly Professional Speaker Luncheons. The Tellwell tradition is,…
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March 14, 2017

We’re STILL Growing!

We are STOKED to finally introduce our two newest team members! Put your hands together for the one, the only...   LINDA ANDERSON! Here’s a bit more about Linda: What…
March 2, 2017

The Prologue Package!

Why do people give? What is that X factor that takes people from liking your mission, to financially supporting it? Decades of research point to one thing: it's all about…
February 20, 2017

Free treats and fake parking tickets: National Random Acts of Kindness Day 2017

It was an unseasonably warm Friday afternoon on National Random Acts of Kindness Day, February 17. It put Team Tellwell in good spirits as we headed to the Prairie Den, where Project…
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October 18, 2016

Announcing Tellwell for Good!

Drumroll please, for Tellwell's newest initiative. Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to Tellwell for Good! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRpdpu2WJeQ Tellwell for Good offers Tellwell services, such as social and video…
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September 13, 2016

Team Tellwell is GROWING!

Hey friends! We know it's been a while since you last heard from us. So we thought we'd make a comeback with some fan-tas-tic news. We have two new teammates!…
February 5, 2016

These Tweeters Ain’t Afraid of No Snow

Impending storms bound around the Fargo-Moorhead area, with 60+ MPH gusts expected, it sounds like the perfect time to sit at home, binge watch Netflix, warm up with a box…
December 2, 2015

Blog Better in 6 Super Simple Ways

With hundreds of thousands pieces of content being produced daily, cutting through the clutter to your target audiences. 1. Provide takeaways Writing to write just doesn’t cut it anymore.  Excite,…
November 25, 2015

For the Love of F-M: A Gift Guide for Small Business Saturday

For the Love of F-M: A Gift Guide for Small Business Saturday As proud Fargo-Moorhead residents, Team Tellwell believes in helping share the stories of our community, and also in…
November 20, 2015

7 Ways to Get Social During the Giving Season

Here’s the 7 Ways to Building a Strong Online Presence (through social media) for the Giving Season. 1. Stick to a handful of sites It’s good to branch out into…
November 18, 2015

5 Ways to Lose Engagement on Facebook

So many people and businesses talk about ways to engage followers on Facebook. What many don’t talk about is what not to do. Facebook is mainly used to communicate with…
November 13, 2015

3 winning tips for #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is when we mobilize all that frenetic energy of Black Friday and put it to charitable use. As well as being hugely positive, this festival of giving has…
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September 14, 2015

FirstLink’s National Suicide Lifeline and 2-1-1 Awareness Campaign

FirstLink is an organization near and dear to our hearts. They are a call center that answers phone calls for 2-1-1 and the National Suicide Lifeline. When someone calls these…
July 23, 2015

If you build good content, they will come

Content is the stuff that makes your social strategy come to life. Without good content, you’re not going to build an engaged online community. Here are Tellwell’s guiding principles when…
July 16, 2015

Dolly’s Got A New Ride – A Feel Good Social Media Story

The day started like any other day for community steward, Cass Maland. While reading the opinion section of The Forum, a local Fargo-Moorhead news source, today something different caught her…
July 9, 2015

Be One with Your #Hashtags

Take a deep breath and just be. Shush! I told you just to be… Be one with your hashtags. Yes, hashtags can get out of hand, and some people hashtag…
July 6, 2015

3 Ways to Say Thank You

There is a ton of reasons to thank your customers, clients, community members, and partnering businesses. If your schedule is jam-packed and you don't have time to do the whole…
June 2, 2015

Internal Content Review: Key to Success

Like most good things in life, any active social media strategy requires a plan. Similarly, that plan should be a flexible, living document that allows for change. To achieve this,…
May 28, 2015

​Organic Versus Paid Social Media Marketing

Social is the most genuine way to tell the story of your organization and it's people - and no organization should go without using social profiles. Though advertising on social…
May 6, 2015

4 Steps to Social Media Strategy Success

Social media strategy is achieved with four steps. Each of these have lists and lists of tactics behind them,  but those posts are for another day. Let’s talk basics. 1.…
April 26, 2015

Become a Digital Advocate in 4 Steps

Have you ever thought of yourself as a brand ambassador? Regardless of whether or not your position title includes “communication” or “marketing,” what you say and do reflects the place…
April 21, 2015

3 Ways to Get Over Writer’s Block

Consistently creating content for your organization can get overwhelming. You may have too many ideas and not know where to start, or have no ideas. Whatever the case, if you've given…
February 12, 2015

6 Things To Remember When Responding to A Social Media Firestorm

Lately we’ve seen several local organizations struggle with crisis communication and this quick list will hopefully curb that trend. Thanks to the instantaneous nature of social media, organizations no longer…
February 2, 2015

Make the Most of Your Left Shark Moment

During the Super Bowl halftime show, poor Left Shark missed a few key moves during his first ever national dancing debut. In case you missed it... We know how you feel,…
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January 13, 2015

You might be starting a start-up with friends if…

Your first business meeting was at your alma mater's local dive bar. Your group conversations consist of potential clients, Facebook stickers, and virtual high fives when people download your free resources.…
January 5, 2015

Make the most of email marketing

No one wants more junk email, and knowing that, we have the responsibility to make opening our email worth our audiences’ time. 5 Easy Tips to Make the Most of…
December 23, 2014

How to Handle a Grinch

Managing a brand on social media can be challenging at times. Even with start-ups and small businesses, you’ll still run into a Grinch every once and awhile. It can be…
November 22, 2014

Turning Staff Into Your Digital Army

In order to put your social media strategy into place, you’ll need to designate a staff member (or team) to implement the tactics within the strategy. They’ll be the “experts”…
November 20, 2014

Infographic: Social + Healthcare

November 17, 2014

5 Twitter Tips for Physicians

Twitter can be an overwhelming platform, especially with those people who love information and are easily distracted by a constant stream of new and exciting content. While it can be…