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Our free monthly email newsletter is a tip sheet on writing, design and marketing strategy. It aims to be amusing as well as informative, and each issue generates more fan mail.

July 2017

I just wanted to tell you that I think the new monthly tip sheet is terrific.  The content is always relevant, pithy and never disappoints, providing an early morning laugh (or two)!
Nancy Dunleavy
Dunleavy & Associates

June 2017

I love your newsletters. Thank you for including me on your list!
Terry D’Alessandro
Firstrust Bank

Great, new format. So easy to read — always fun!
Staci Epstein
BE Group

Thanks for including me on your mailing list. Good stuff!
Joseph Blair
Financial House

Great information, as always.
Xenia Hewka Scott
The Main Line Chamber of Commerce

April-May 2017

Love the new shorter format – with links to more detail! Way to keep it fresh and new.
Sandra Donahue
Drexel University

I am a super fan, and this is very clean, informative, and I can scan for the articles I want to invest my time in. Excellent!! Thank you. Always worth a read. Very good tips and advice.
Jim Hakala
University of Colorado Museum

I LOVE the new format. I think that the content is very easily manageable by keeping it short and sweet. As always, keep up the good work – this is BY FAR the best newsletter I’m subscribed to. I really do enjoy the morning it shows up in my inbox.
Kimberly Eggert
Smart Vent Products

The old format’s density gave it a certain “gravitas” that I liked – it  nicely balanced the playful tone. However, the new format is an easier skim – and my rule of thumb is that format (for anything) is 80% of the challenge in getting/keeping attention.
Bob Carolla
National Alliance on Mental Illness

The Hollister newsletter is always informative and now easier to use. I like being able to do a quick scan for the articles that would be of most interest to me or those I might share it with. The Editor DOs and DON’Ts is my favorite section. The link to the Marketing Advice blog will help me catch up on anything I missed. Well done!
Barbara  Szala
In-Person Communications

I was able to select topics and read further versus being inundated with info. Love the calendar list!
Maureen McVail,
Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership

Simple. Direct. Short. Looks great!
Brian Daniel
A&A Machinery Moving & Sales

I like the shorter format with teasers to read more on your website. As always, a great job, great tone, and concrete examples.
Xenia Hewka Scott
The Main Line Chamber of Commerce

It’s a lot easier to digest this way.
Bill Haley
Allied Pixel

It looks good and is easy to navigate.
Nan Myers
Content Strategist, Writer and Editor

March 2017

Your tips are the best. I read through every issue and send it on to my colleagues – at least 6 of them. The info you provide is always worth the read. Plus you do not take yourself too seriously, and you include fun photos too. Thanks again. Keep up the good work.”
Jim Hakala
University of Colorado Museum

“I like that the newsletter is all useful information presented with humor. Keep them coming.”
Patricia Schaeffer
Talent Strategy Partners

“I always enjoy your newsletter.”
Karen Walters
Independence Blue Cross

Love your newsletter. Informative, insightful, fun, simple, easy-to-read. Good stuff!
Staci Bender Epstein
Be Group

“Another good e-newsletter! Liked the piece about flagging down speeders on the website, and appreciate how delicately you handled the Trump/Putin bromance, and turned it to your needs. Nicely done.”
Gene Castellano
Gene Castellano Communications

“MelonCollie. A true laugh out loud. Great newsletter this month, lots of good stuff. Thanks.”
Scott Messer
Sales Evolution

“I told you before, but once again, I enjoyed your newsletter.  Loved the Melon Collie.”
Tammy Beil

“Great ideas – great case studies.”
Larry Sebbens

“I love the practical advice with a sense of humor. Thank you!”
Kristen Osborne
Green Ink Editing

“One of our favorite monthly emails.”
Myriam Siftar
MTM LinguaSoft

“I always enjoy reading the Hollister newsletter. Thank you!”
Jane Munro
As You Wish Promotions

“This newsletter is always so informative, so cheeky…I can’t get enough of it.  It covers topics that often aren’t addressed but are crucial to the message. Bravo!!!”
Michelle Ballisty
Modern Mail

February 2017

“I read your newsletter. Every. Time. I’m a fan of the short, accessible articles, broken up by useful tips, bullets and Do’s and Don’ts!”
Xenia Scott
Main Line Chamber of Commerce

“Interesting marketing information. I share your newsletter with my daughter who is in marketing.”
Carole Brush
Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

“Quick hits packed with info that is easily consumed. And as a word nerd, the grammar/copy editing tips.”
Jeanne Mell 
University City Science Center

January 2017

“Hollister has great marketing insight. I like to glean info from the articles. And I thoroughly appreciate the clever tongue in cheek humor in which they are presented.”
Paula Lanouette
Precision AirConvey

“I love reading your newsletter for the design tips – there is always something to look forward to that makes me actually sit and think about the projects that I am working on!”
Kimberly Eggert
Smart Vent

“I love the Hollister Creative newsletter! I find myself reading all the way down to the bottom because I am constantly learning and laughing at the same time!“
Lucia Volpe
Main Line Chamber of Commerce

“I love your newsletter — so creative and makes me smile; I actually found good tips from today’s newsletter for a one pager marketing piece we are currently working on :) “
Christa Hurchalla

“Love the newsletter. I always laugh/smile and learn something. Great job.”
Ellen Fisher
Women’s Yellow Pages

“It refreshes my creative doldrums!”
Aelish Patané
Vanguard International

“Being a graphic designer for a hospital, the newsletter provides great tips for the everyday job responsibilities. It also reaffirms that I do know what I am doing in my position.”
Tessa McKenna
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa

“I love reading the newsletter. There are quick tips that I can take away without wasting time.“
Kristin M. Di Lullo
Main Line Chamber of Commerce

December 2016

I love the humorous take on practical advice. It makes the tips and tricks really stick! I work with youth reporters, under the age of 14, and I’ve shared your advice with them on several occasions!
Dana Plewka
Denver Post

October 2016

As always, I not only enjoy but learn something in everyone of these newsletters.
Joan Chrestay
JFC Consulting

I enjoy reading your newsletters.
Nan Myers
NBM Communications

August 2016

I really enjoy your newsletter – I learn something useful with each read and it is entertaining = the perfect combo.
Sally A. Dickson
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Great newsletter this month.
Ellen Fisher
Philadelphia Center for Advancing Entrepreneurs

The newsletter looks great, as always. I am so impressed that you are able to get this out on a regular basis. I know how much work it must be!
Bill Haley
Allied Pixel

Wanted you to know that I really liked the piece on re-designing Allied Pixel’s website! Allied’s website looks and works great.
Gene Castellano
Marketing Consultant

July 2016

One of your best newsletters yet. Loved the articles on logo, competitive advantage and “so what”; all quite relevant.Scott Messer
Sales Evolution

Thanks for the informative, entertaining newsletter. I read it top to bottom when it lands in my inbox. Especially liked the visual of a live crab vending machine!
Regina Sillitti
Dinkum Interactive

Love all the content in your newsletters, look forward to them each time! Thanks for all the tips – keep ‘em coming!
Kimberly Eggert

June 2016

Thanks for this – love the reminder re: leaving effective voice mail messages — I’ve shared with my team :)
Christa Hurchalla

BTW — I love your newsletters!
Liz MacIntyre
Montgomery County Information and Technologies Solutions

Great job on your newsletter this month.
Sara Kosteva
The Fae Group Graphic Design Company

May 2016

I loved reading this today — thank you!
Jane Munro
As You Wish Promotions

As always, love reading your tips! Keep ’em coming!
Jason Goldstein
1847 Financial

Great newsletter, as always, and wonderful job on the Texas museum piece.
Debra Malinics
Debra Malinics Advertising

One of your best … Digital fatigue is apparent to everyone except those who champion the digital frontier. Add to that the “scary/trapping/stalking” methodologies and you’ve got folks looking to break away from the noise to a quiet medium … PRINT :-)
JB Braun
Main Line Today Magazine

Great newsletter!  I really liked the music quiz!!  It was spot on – a little challenging but not too long. Got all of ‘um.
Tammy Beil

April 2016

Your newsletters are always entertaining, informative and, of course, creative! Lots of helpful, usable tips.
Ellen Kornfield
Delaware County Community Foundation

March 2016

As always, a fun and informative newsletter!!
Betty Long
Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates
Love the newsletter this month, especially the tips on the email signature.
Amy Andersson
Andersson Productivity Solutions

Great as always! I know the effort it takes to do this regularly and you make them very interesting!
Debra Malinics
Debra Malinics Advertising
Good issue!
JB Braun
Main Line Today Magazine

February 2016

I just read your newsletter and I think I’ve told you this before… but it’s great! It’s an easy, fun and insightful read! :-)
Heather Moore
Tompkins Vist Bank

Loved the Hollister newsletter this month. The leading picture is one I won’t soon forget (taking a sander to toenails — you know the one!  :)  And I am big Frida Kahlo fan — plus the advice re: generating blog ideas was very helpful.
Christa Hurchalla

One of your best newsletters yet. The articles really spoke to me. Thanks.
Scott Messer
Sales Evolution

I’ve been meaning to tell you, I really enjoy reading this. Well done!
Bill Haley
Allied Pixel

My wife is a list maker and will appreciate your helpful tips.
Kevin McShea
Selkirk Partners

Love the tips for the listicles!
Amy Andersson
Andersson Productivity Solutions

January 2016

Good one!
JB Braun
Main Line Today Magazine

December 2015

Great content throughout! I had never heard of PR Newswire. Great case studies.
Amy Andersson
Andersson Productivity Solutions

I just needed to let you know how much I enjoyed your monthly news tip sheet. Since starting at the chamber I have been doing my best to learn as much as I can about marketing & design and this one monthly letter just taught me so much! Thanks so much for including me on the list, I cannot wait for the next one!
Lucia Volpe
Main Line Chamber of Commerce

I was able to get past the bikinis and read the rest of the newsletter. Great job and thanks for the shout out!
Kevin Nolan
Nolan Painting

This is great! I’m so glad you were able to use our magazine spreads.
Jean Tracy
Drexel University College of Medicine

November 2015

I love receiving emails from Hollister!  I am always entertained and always learn something
Sue McManus
Studio, Etc.

The Bernie Sanders article is fabulous!  As you know, I always read your work.
Joan Chrestay
Saint Joseph’s University

Good stuff. Forwarded to my MBA consulting teams.
John Ondik
Wharton Small Business Development Center

Love your newsletters!
Sarah Maietta
Precision AirConvey

Wonderful article and great ideas.
Amy Andersson
Andersson Productivity Solutions

Loved the newsletter right down to the stickers!!! Once again a great “Read” (as my Grandmom would say to me). I learn something every time and I pass it along to people every time. Thank you!
Jane Munro
As You Wish Promotions

Good tips.
Nan Myers
NBM Communications

October 2015

I love your newsletter – so creative and helpful information!
Jill Lock
Isander & Company

I love receiving emails from Hollister! I am always entertained and always learn something.
Sue McManus
Studio Etc.

September 2015

Great tips this month!  Love the LinkedIn profile advice, though my personal favorite was ‘homed’ vs ‘honed’! A BIG pet peeve of mine.
Becky Van Pelt
Precision AirConvey

Loved your tips – especially about “looking good” at work. I’m continuously reminding folks that they are judged (right or wrong) on their appearance.
Caroline Unger
Women’s Humane Society

Love the newsletter tips.
Nicole Sparks Watts
Pepper Hamilton

I loved the piece in your newsletter on one of my favorite peeves – those inappropriate LinkedIn photos.
Gene Castellano Marketing Consultant

August 2015

Love the newsletter – clever writing, interesting articles and fun facts and tips, and always relevant!
Dianne Strunk

Once again, love this newsletter…
Todd Foster

Keep ‘em coming, the content is great!
Kimberly Eggert

I had you until the Munchkins question. :(  Love the quizzes.
Scott Messer
Sales Evolution

July 2015

Great Trump flaunt/flout piece! I’ve sent it to a couple political columnists at the Washington Post.
Bob Carolla
National Alliance on Mental Illness

I really enjoyed this month’s tips! Really informative and highly entertaining……loved it.
Kristin Smith
Smith Flooring

Nice read, as always.
Warren Patton
Rosemont School of the Holy Child

Love this flaunt/flout one — just as much as the previous founder/flounder feature.
Dorothy “Dori” Jacobson
On Sabbatical

June 2015

I really enjoy your newsletters. They are one of the few that hold my attention throughout.
Joan Chrestay
Saint Joseph’s University

I really enjoy your newsletter. I have been reading it for many years now and always look forward to it.
Lisa Gochnauer
Turkey Hill Dairy

Great info!! I always enjoy your newsletter.
Jane Munro
As You Wish Promotions

May 2015

Please continue to send me the newsletter. Best one ever – I always enjoy reading it!
Scott Messer
Sales Evolution

March 2015

Your tips magazine is a nice touch, I like it!
Vinit Dhruva
DFW Motel Supply & Textiles

Once again very nicely done.
Todd L. Foster

Love the newsletter!
Sue McManus
Studio, Etc.

LOVED the bunny charger in your last newsletter … yours is the only one I read!
Carrie Collins

The monthly tip sheet is terrific. Intelligent, helpful, funny and supremely well designed.
Rebecca Roller
Roller’s Restaurants

February 2015

I always look forward to receiving your newsletters — always thought provoking and a little edgy.
Rochelle Krombolz

Your e-newsletters are very well done.
Todd L. Foster

Love your newsletter!!
Marsha Peltz

LOVE your newsletter!!!!!
Dianne Strunk

January 2015

Just wanted to drop you a line to say that I especially loved your logo soup article! And the sponsorship tips are great reminders!
Kelly Sakmar
Event Marketing Consultant

Always enjoy your newsletters – keep them coming.
Kelly Gray
Main Line Chamber of Commerce

Love reading Tips from Hollister Creative – as always. May I republish the Mmmmm article in the February edition of imPACT Times?
Dianne Strunk

One of your best yet! I’ve shared with my design team too.
J.B. Braun
Main Line Today

I love your newsletter – great tips.
Julie Paretchan
Electronic Ink

December 2014

I do so love your newsletters. As a matter of fact, I’ve forwarded many of them to several teacher friends (including my husband) who find the grammar advice to be entertaining and spot on!
Dana Plewka
Denver Post

Thank you for your tips newsletter. I enjoyed reading it this morning with some very timely reminders.
Philip G. Meyer
JEVS Human Services

November 2014

Nice newsletter, good tips. I forwarded to my team.
Grant Gegwich
Crozer-Keystone Health System

Once again: Awesome!
Gene Castellano
Marketing Consultant

Love reading your newsletters.
Janet M. Taylor
Your Life Strategist

October 2014

I enjoy your newsletters.
Elaine Stacha
Alcott HR Group

Wanted to let you know that I share your e-zines with my advertising students at Rowan. Please keep them coming!
Lou Rodolico
Rowan University

Always enjoy your newsletters!
Debra Malinics
Debra Malinics Advertising

You guys are just so clever…. love the email…. always such great ideas.
Dana Plewka
Denver Post

Just another great newsletter.
Nancy Threlfall
Threlfall Marketing

I loved the article on writing a white paper  Forwarded it to my son, a freshman in college, who is struggling with his English writing class.
Lynn Desantis
McClure Company

Awesome, as always.
JB Braun
Main Line Today

There are some great ideas in your tip sheet.
Kelly Gray
Main Line Chamber of Commerce

I really liked the article about “selling the way you buy.” I look forward to next month’s newsletter!
Lori Litchman, MFA, M.Ed
Writer. Educator.


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Hollister Creative publishes a free monthly tip sheet on writing, design and strategy. Our fan mail indicates that we are amusing as well as informative. Each month we also give away an item selected by our creative staff for its clever design, aesthetic appeal, originality or silly fun.


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