Complete list of Dayton bands/artists who submitted to the Free Music Video contest!

In another thanks to all the local talent we had the opportunity to listen to, we wanted to give recognition to every artist. Here is a full alphabetized list of every Dayton band/artist/musician/songwriter that entered the our FREE Music Video Contest: ___ Alyssa Hanson is an independent soulful folk style singer-songwriter with an album on the way! Listen to her …

Music Video Contest: Three Runners Up

We would like to give a huge shout out to every incredible artist that made submission to our FREE music video contest! This was an extremely difficult decision for us to make but we would like to thank our runners up in the competition for all of their hard work and amazing music. Seriously, Dayton has some crazy talented artists …

FREE Music Video Contest WINNER!

First, we want to thank all the Dayton artists and bands who submitted their music for our FREE music video contest. This was definitely a hard decision for us to make, considering the amount of talent that was submitted but we finally have a WINNER! We are pleased to announce that the band we have chosen as the winner is …

ruef Design launches Free Music Video Contest

Calling all local musicians!  ruef Design has announced a contest to produce, film, and edit a music video for a local artist or band for FREE. The lucky artist or band will work with ruef Design through the creative process and all phases of production to craft a music video, all on ruef Design’s dime. Zack Ruef, owner of the Dayton-based digital marketing agency …

ruef Design, Founded by Former Firefighter, Lends Web Design and Branding Efforts to Firefighter Cancer Prevention Initiative

DAYTON, Ohio, August 23, 2018 — ruef Design, a digital marketing and media firm based in Dayton, Ohio, today launched the new website and branding for Firefighter Cancer Consultants, LLC, which assists fire departments across the country with establishing or enhancing their firefighter cancer awareness, prevention, and support programs. ruef Design was founded in 2013 by former Dayton firefighter Zack …

Dayton Company ruef Design Launches Program for Non-Profits

 Provides New Logo and Website for Richmond Child Literacy Non-Profit Every Child Can Read DAYTON, Ohio, April 25, 2018 — ruef Design, a digital marketing, design and media firm based in Dayton, Ohio, today announced a new program that provides initial design work for non-profit organizations. The firm, founded in 2013 by Dayton native Zack Ruef, is made up of …

evaluating the value of your marketing budget – how did you spend 2017?

evaluating the value of your marketing budget – how did you spend 2017?

It’s the time of the year businesses tend to look back on the marketing and communications strategies performed in 2017; where did these strategies succeed? Where did they fail? Was money wasted on unsuccessful campaigns? Were there missed opportunities? Things you wanted to achieve that weren’t in the marketing budget? Ideas that were pitched that seemed lofty or unattainable? Here …

recent publicity, new office, new employees, new Alien action figure

Our new digs in Dayton, Ohio, feature an open floor plan to foster creativity, plenty of whiteboards and TVs for sharing ideas, and a bar-height table we built in our warehouse using quartersawn red oak from our client, Frank Miller Lumber (we say ‘warehouse,” but it’s more of a hands-on creative space/green screen room with concrete floors). ruef was recently …

what’s the big idea?

You may already be aware (or perhaps it’s quite obvious) that our company name, ruef, is taken from our founder, Zack Ruef. It’s less about vanity than it is about simplicity. The reason ‘ruef’ is lower-cased is simple: to position the word as an entity – a noun, rather than a pronoun. And, well, it looks cool. We believe in …

proper design

  Simplicity, empathy and longevity are some of the basic keys to proper design. Whether you’re designing a product, a logo, a website, or even an entire highway system, simplicity means ease of use and navigation, legibility and quicker access to information. Simplicity doesn’t mean generic or lifeless. Simplicity is the breakdown and disregard of excess. Finding and exposing the core, and …