Archive for September, 2012

September 28, 2012

Put on Your Best Walking Shoes For the Mayors' Sole Challenge

Which Central Florida community has the most sole? Join Appleton Creative at the Mayors’ Sole Challenge on October 6th for a free heart-healthy 30-minute walk. Mayors from Winter Park, Eatonville, and Maitland, will join their community team and be one step closer toward making their communities the healthiest in the nation. If you don’t belong […]

September 28, 2012

Appleton Gives Back to Future Women’s Business Leaders

This week, ATHENA International sponsored the Women’s Leadership Luncheon, designed to acknowledge women leaders who are dedicated to building bridges across professional sectors and generations. The event was held at the Country Club of Orlando and guided by special guests Martha Mertz, founder of ATHENA International and Teresa Jacobs, Orange County Mayor. The afternoon luncheon encouraged […]

September 27, 2012

Taste of Downtown: Appleton Take a Bite Out of Downtown’s Delights

Last night Appleton’s Diana LaRue, Amy Wise, and Kim Foran got to tour downtown Orlando’s finest menus without making any reservations during “Taste of Downtown” culinary showcase. Hosted by the Downtown Orlando Partnership, along with presenting sponsor, CHASE, the 14th annual event gathered an array of downtown’s best eateries including appetizers from Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown, […]

September 26, 2012

Appleton Creative Unveils the 1st Infographic in Series: Play Orlando

Here at Appleton, we’re proud to say we work and live in a city full of rich, vibrant culture. To give back to our beloved community, we collaborated with the city to design an infographic centered on the city of Orlando’s slogan: Live, Work, and Play. Today, we’re excited to reveal our first installment of […]

September 25, 2012

More Marketing Bang for Your Buck: Three must-have digital strategies

Marketing professionals are expected to have the super-human ability to leverage every marketing outlet, all within a tight budget. Let’s face it, that’s a monumental task, especially when we look in the digital category and consider the ever-changing range of online marketing options. Which digital investments are most worthwhile? Heidi Cohen with Mashable.com offers some […]

September 21, 2012

Appleton Hosts Zebra Coalition Fundraiser

Appleton Creative wants to thank everyone who came out last night to support the Zebra Coalition Fundraiser at our Appleton home. With your help, the organization raised funds to support Central Florida’s LGBTQ youth. The Zebra Coalition is comprised of many local organizations that assess and support youth in need of shelter, emotional or spiritual guidance, medical services, […]

September 19, 2012

Create Your Own Town Hall Meeting — Live and in Living Color

Good corporate culture can be the result of many things. This can begin with a strong mission statement and include accessibility to executives. Recently, Appleton Creative has noticed a resurgence of town hall-like meetings. Instead of creating silos of communication within a company, a town hall meeting allows the CEO or President to speak to […]

September 14, 2012

Women of Distinction: Celebrating 15 Years of Women Leaders and 100 Years of Leadership

Diana LaRue and Kassi McPhee of Appleton Creative attended the Women of Distinction’s 15th Annual Awards & Centennial Gala organized by and benefitting the Girl Scouts of Citrus. The weekend’s event paid tribute to women leaders who have made extraordinary contributions in their civic and professional communities. The event, which was emceed by Local 6 […]

September 13, 2012

Appleton Creative Speaks at the Entrepreneurs Academy Workshop

Owning a business for the first time can be both an exciting and nerve-wrecking experience. Networking and building connections is one of the best ways to take your business to the next level. That’s why Orlando, Inc. launched the Entrepreneurs Academy to help navigate first-time entrepreneurs toward resources available in the Orlando economic community. This […]

September 13, 2012

Website before and After: Orange Appeal Website Makeover

Orange Appeal, Orlando’s exclusive lifestyle magazine, recently tasked Appleton Creative to redesign their website. The dynamic mother-daughter duo of  Christi and Kate Ashby run the successful magazine which they launched to highlight notable Central Florida women, events, and businesses. Appleton’s Challenge: to create a site more reflective of the magazine’s colorful personality with a focus […]