14 01, 2016

Vacant Mexicantown buildings part of larger area redevelopment plan

2017-09-19T12:19:10+00:00

Southwest Housing Solutions' Vista Partnership is taking steps to redevelop vacant buildings along a 20-block stretch of Mexicantown as part of a larger redevelopment plan. The Detroit-based nonprofit's Vista Partnership seeks to engage local residents, organizations, public-sector partners and businesses to revitalize a southwest Detroit neighborhood with economic opportunity and social equity. It is funded [...]

Vacant Mexicantown buildings part of larger area redevelopment plan 2017-09-19T12:19:10+00:00
4 01, 2016

Revelers must know ‘celebratory’ gunfire can be deadly

2017-09-19T12:19:10+00:00

Monday, December 28, 2015 Ending 'celebratory' gunfire By Alexis Price Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the public understands gunfire isn’t the way to celebrate.(Photo: David Coates / The Detroit News) The horrifying sounds of gunshots on New Year’s Eve have been far too familiar for residents in the city of Detroit. However, [...]

Revelers must know ‘celebratory’ gunfire can be deadly 2017-09-19T12:19:10+00:00
9 09, 2015

Media Training at Marx Layne

2015-09-09T21:57:38+00:00

When asked what media training is, most people will say it’s for people who give a lot of media interviews. While correct, the more complete answer is that media training can help expand many communications skills. In the following video, Senior Vice President Al Upchurch talks about the value of media training for media interviews [...]

Media Training at Marx Layne 2015-09-09T21:57:38+00:00
19 01, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 50 years Later

2017-09-19T12:19:18+00:00

By Michael Layne By most standards I am a product of privilege. I grew up in a solid middle-class family headed by a stable father and mother and attended quality public schools in the 1950s and 1960s. I never went a day hungry or cold, and from my early teenage years was always able to [...]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 50 years Later 2017-09-19T12:19:18+00:00
16 05, 2012

In Defense of Facebook Advertising

2017-09-19T12:19:19+00:00

Jennifer L. Cherry Patrick Sullivan From the Wall Street Journal to WWJ-AM in Detroit, the entire world knows that GM doesn’t think Facebook advertising is worthwhile. And, for GM’s needs, the company’s strategy is correct. However, it’s important to note that for millions of other small-to mid-sized companies Facebook advertising is a tool that can [...]

In Defense of Facebook Advertising 2017-09-19T12:19:19+00:00
3 06, 2011

We don’t need a time machine to drive the conversation

2017-09-19T12:19:19+00:00

By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne If you want to reach out and drive the conversation, there are four pillars of interactive marketing according to Ryan Warren, the Senior Director of Studio Orange at ExactTarget. You can reach your targeted audiences on a broad range of platforms, but if you connect on email, mobile, [...]

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2 06, 2011

We don’t need a time machine to bridge the digital divide

2017-09-19T12:19:19+00:00

By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne “Your mom does Facebook better than you do.” And with that, John Meyer and Scott Meyer of 9 Clouds started their Future Midwest discussion. Can you remember the last time you pulled out a yellow book and flipped through its pages?  It must have been 1989 the last [...]

We don’t need a time machine to bridge the digital divide 2017-09-19T12:19:19+00:00
31 05, 2011

We don’t need a time machine… to tell the future

2017-09-19T12:19:19+00:00

“All this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.” I love that line from the sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica because it’s so applicable to the world we live. When you look at history, you can see how things repeat. You can look for the signals of how things will change.  You can [...]

We don’t need a time machine… to tell the future 2017-09-19T12:19:19+00:00
27 05, 2011

We don’t need a time machine… to know where we’re going

2017-09-19T12:19:19+00:00

By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne Do you have a smartphone? Does it have GPS enabled?  There’s been a dustup recently with the tracking that occurs on these devices.  Both Apple and Google were called before a U.S. Senate subcommittee to detail their respective mobile privacy policies. In our current technology-driven world, location-based services [...]

We don’t need a time machine… to know where we’re going 2017-09-19T12:19:19+00:00
26 05, 2011

We don’t need a time machine… to stay relevant.

2017-09-19T12:19:19+00:00

By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne At Future Midwest, Jason Schmitt’s topic was one that had me most perplexed.  “What New Technology Firms Can Learn from Detroit Rock and Roll.” “It is an unusual juxtaposition,” Schmitt writes on his blog. “I'll give you that. But yes, I am in fact having the gumption to [...]

We don’t need a time machine… to stay relevant. 2017-09-19T12:19:19+00:00