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Polymath: What’s in a name?

Tim Dalrymple was ready to cut his first invoice. He had just one problem: our company didn’t have a name. The burgeoning agency that would later become “Polymath Innovations” had just wrapped its first official project but hadn’t yet settled on an identity. Our founder, Tim, knew we needed a name that captured elements of curiosity,…

A Quick Dive Into Social Media Advertising

With Limitless Opportunity, Where Do You Invest? With social media now given substantial weight in marketing strategy, how do brands quickly add smart social advertising into the mix? Although dozens of ad types, platforms, targeting options and more abound, there are a few central questions that can quiet the noise and focus your efforts on…

Building a Responsive Email Strategy

Back when “Mad Men” were still pitching tag lines in smoke-filled rooms, advertising was a lot simpler: find a clever message, and slap it on as many billboards, newspapers, and TVs as you can. Thanks to the digital revolution, fueling engagement is a fractured, flexible, and data-driven process. Brands still have to develop core messages,…

Shooting high quality video with a smartphone

We aim to produce the highest quality content in everything we do, whether we’re developing content for a brand or shooting a short film. That’s why we often hire the best people in the industry to do the work and make sure they have the best tools for the job. But sometimes, budgets don’t quite…

Discovering Martin Luther

Former Polymathlete Stephen McCaskell recently directed a spectacular documentary about the historic reformer Martin Luther. We sat down with McCaskell to talk about the techniques, trials, and achievements of telling the story of the man who sparked a 500-year schism in the global church. Polymath (PM): Stephen, can you share a bit about how and…

Your Nonprofit Should Think Like a Business

How do we change culture? I recently had the opportunity to join a few dozen influential leaders from across the country for a summit around this question, hosted by our good friends at the Foundation for Economic Education. Thousands of advocacy, educational, and ministry organizations around the nation struggle with the same question, framed in…

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