The Spring Growth Edition

It\’s time to take a look at your marketing plans and see whether you\’re moving toward your goals or away from them. The nice weather makes it hard to stay at your desk, and the rest of your team is feeling the same way.

Who Shreds? Comparison of Guitar Manufacturers in the US and Maryland

A few of us at Black Label have played guitar in one fashion or another in the past, so we decided to take a field trip to the Paul Reed Smith hq in Stevensville, MD to see how guitars are made. This trip led to some curiosities about guitar manufacturers in the US and ultimately ...

Micro-trends: “Brewery” vs “Craft Brewery” in Baltimore

In the past 5-10 years Baltimore has been seeing a resurgence of Beer Culture with new microbreweries popping up over the city, a burgeoning of homebrew clubs and enthusiasts and the host of many great yearly beer related events including the largest homebrew conference in the United States in June. If you are curious ...

America’s Love for Candy: A Look At Candy Search Trends

I don\'t think the world is unaware of America\'s love of fast food, soda and candy but it is interesting to look at just how much we compare to other countries in search trends. I am going to focus primarily on candy in english speaking countries across the world, but then also look at ...

How We Manage Storms: Stormwater Management in Baltimore City

The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA) has a great interactive resource for analyzing various data across Baltimore neighborhoods. I spent a brief amount of time looking over this to see what correlations I could pull from this resource when it comes to environmental issues in the city and found a few things that are interesting. ...