Welcome to the stream. Here you will find our latest projects and news as well as, eventually, a sizable catalog of our older stuff.

Forever Dutch


“Forever Dutch” is a capital campaign to improve the athletics complex at Central College. more »

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Using ‘S@$%r B*#l in Social Media Posts


For the purposes of this tip, we’re going to put our necks out and use the phrase “Super Bowl.” There. Said it. It’s done. Whew!
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ICYMI – Slang Acronyms


AAMOF, 4YEO. HTH. If you have no idea what was just said, you better read on. more »

Gina Adam Elected to Historic Valley Junction Board of Directors


The Red Dot team is super excited that our very own Gina Adam was recently elected to the Historic Valley Junction (HVJF) Board of Directors as a Community Representative. more »

2016. What’s Your Prediction?


As 2015 winds down, the articles predicting trends for 2016 ramp up. What does next year have in store for marketing and advertising? Red Dot has pulled together a short list of what could be HOT in the next year! more »

All Things Pumpkin Round-up


While the Indian summer we’ve been experiencing has momentarily thwarted the usual “crisp chill in the air,” it hasn’t slowed down our affinity for all things pumpkin! more »

Finding Your Brand Voice


When people think of branding they usually think of logos. Followed by colors. And then ads. And maybe an in-store experience. But what about how the brand speaks to you? Not just what it says, but how it says it? more »

Is Public Relations Still Relevant?


What used to be a news release and a strategically placed media pitch to garner a magazine article, newspaper coverage, a spot on the 6 o’clock news or radio time appears to have given way to an internet-induced cloud of online branding. more »

Red Dot Wins Three Awards at the 2015 American Advertising Awards


“We approach every project as another opportunity to help our client partners stand apart from their competition,” says Jason Ploog, principal of Red Dot. “It’s been our approach since day one.” more »

Please join us in welcoming Gina Adam to the Red Dot team!


Gina Adam brings more than 17 years of copywriting and brand-building experience to Red Dot clients. A smart conceptual thinker and creative writer, she has worked at several prominent agencies in Iowa and was most recently a partner at her own firm. more »