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EG Rewind: Stayin' Alive with Francine Burge

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Submitted by mikalee on Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:10

Remember that time we put former Reno Phil conductor Barry Jekowsky in a white disco suit à la John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever? 

Francine Burge does. 

In this episode of EG Rewind, we talk with one of our longtime friends and clients, Francine, who helped us convince Barry to model Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Devo and John Travolta in an award-winning campaign.

Find out how Francine and Estipona Group embarked on guerilla campaigns pre-social media, and hear her best advice for anyone invited to a 1.5-hour brainstorm with Edward. 

A Sex Therapist and a Nun Walk into an Awards Ceremony: How Creative Agencies Tackle Dichotomy

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Submitted by mikalee on Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:37

Many businesses weather extremes, but perhaps none as extremely jarring as those encountered in the creative industry. See how the Estipona Group tackles dichotomies like being together yet separate, virtual but real, and sweary yet all about the good deeds. creative ways to talk about sex

EG Rewind: The Original Bromantic Comedy with Jeff Dow    

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Submitted by mikalee on Tue, 07/24/2018 - 20:02

After having worked on an estimated 600-ish jobs together, you’d think these two would be tired of one another. But instead, they just finish each other’s sentences, laugh a lot and contemplate weighty things like exactly when Hammertime and parachute pants were a thing.

Check out our latest edition of EG Rewind with the amazing Jeffkin — AKA Photographer Jeff Dow!


EG Rewind: Those Who Can, Teach Like Carol Quinn

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Submitted by mikalee on Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:58

Carol Quinn, retired art educator for the Washoe County School District, is pretty much THE reason Estipona Group is now celebrating 25 years.

It was her simple suggestion — “Take a graphic design course. It should be an easy A!”— that ultimately led Edward down the path toward a career in design, and eventually, opening his own agency.

For those who say teaching is a superpower, meet Carol Quinn: Educator, friend, foundation-layer for 25 years of Estipona Group success — and superhero extraordinaire.



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