Trueline Spotlight: A Snapshot of Success

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a corner of the world known by the Iroquois as “Ska-na-wis,” or “Long Swamp.” It was the home of a legendary band of horse thieves known as the Loomis Gang, who stole steeds throughout Oneida County. In 1875 it was known as the “Hops Capital of the World.” George Eastman, father of the Kodak…

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Introducing Trueline’s Window to Portland

Reading Time: 4 minutes Trueline has a storied connection to the local arts scene. From our home in Portland, Maine’s historic Arts District, we’ve gotten a firsthand look at the people—often colorful, sometimes weird—who, like us, call Portland home. Trueline makes every effort to create a company culture that’s both fun and inclusive. It’s no wonder we’re continually named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. One of our most beloved ties…

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What Is A Good Marketing Budget For 2021?

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s that time of year again—when you and your company start making financial decisions for the year ahead. One of the biggest questions we find our clients tackle each year is, “What is a good marketing budget for 2021?” On any given year there are multiple factors to consider. Marketing during a global pandemic presents…

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Trueline’s Again Marching with the Salvation Army

Reading Time: 2 minutes While the holiday season will look and feel much different this year, for so many people in our community, the needs remain the same. With business closures and employee layoffs dominating the economic news, and with no letup of COVID-19’s impact as the new year approaches, it’s more important than ever that we help those…

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Trueline Spotlight: Appreciating Cultural Diversity, Whether Near or Far

Reading Time: 3 minutes Zachary Brann remembers his fateful post-graduate trip to Portland in 2015. The University of Maine Orono graduate rolled into town, his pockets empty, having laid all his money down on an apartment. He was banking on the prospect of landing a job with a guy named Haj. With a kiss for good luck from his…

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Trueline Spotlight: Expect the Unexpected

Reading Time: 4 minutes When Halloween came to Trueline last fall, the workday was punctuated by the click-clack of high heels echoing down the hallway, worn by a man wearing Buffalo plaid and wielding an axe. That “lumberjack” happened to be the new writer David Harry, a Monty Python aficionado, avid gardener and former reporter. And like the song…

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Web Design Tips for SEO: A Marriage of Necessity

Reading Time: 5 minutes As a graphic designer, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with SEO. I love when people discover sites and pages I’ve designed. I’ve hated having to sacrifice aesthetics to make websites more “bot-friendly.” Now that’s all in the past. Recent advances in its algorithms have made Google smarter and faster. Today, successful SEO is about creating…

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Trueline Spotlight: The Art of Awareness

Reading Time: 4 minutes Living amidst the restrictions of COVID-19, Trueline Content Coordinator Liz Fallon has had plenty of time for introspection. With relatable themes of isolation and forces out of her control, Fallon, a Long Island native, has had time to reflect on her days as a college freshman. Back then, she studied in Tralee in southwestern Ireland—a…

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Trueline Spotlight: “No one will outwork me.”

Reading Time: 5 minutes Many people at Trueline know Victor Martins as a chart-topping salesman, a devoted family man, a sports aficionado with a competitive personality—whether he’s on or off the court in a pick-up game of basketball with his coworkers. But where does THE drive come from? What many don’t know about this integral Trueliner, who joined the…

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