We write the scripts, direct, shoot and edit the video. We also have a group of talented actors to choose from if you don’t want to be your own star!
While we are producing documentaries on topics we believe are important, we also create documentaries, reality television pilots or other extended length productions that our clients want to create. KEEP IT CLEAN!!
Our award winning graphic designers have decades of experience. OH, and they’ve been doing graphic design for a long time too!
We are the area’s leading expert in creating compelling social media videos that will capture the attention you deserve.
About MICKLE COMMUNICATIONS
On average, consumers are watching 3 hours less television per week (a 17.6% decline). Along those same lines, the average time a consumer spends listening to radio has declined 2.7%. With both of these industries forecasting further erosion of market share, a sea-change in marketing is well under way. These mediums are still valuable for you to reach your targeted audiences, however the writing is on the wall: new avenues are emerging.
Half of the world's population is now online and 30% of those users are active on social media. Over 1 -billion people search You Tube to watch videos. Nearly 1.8-billion people use Facebook and Twitter to share videos, pictures and articles via status updates. Every single-minute 323-days worth of You Tube videos are viewed on Facebook's Newsfeed.
Mickle Communications is leading the way in the creation of engaging and easily sharable content that will get your brand or product in front of the most influential consumers on the web. Our team is well established as the region's preeminent group of storytellers, documentarians, media professionals, campaign strategists, and cable producers.
Through our three brands: Mickle Communications, I-80 Productions, and QC Family Focus Magazine, we cover the creation of marketing content for YouTube and other social platforms, documentary and episodic television production (for cable networks as well as WQAD, the Quad Cities' CW, WQPT, and Iowa Public Television), and release the largest circulation monthly magazine in the region (which is distributed to 100 schools across Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois). Our clients include: the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, Genesis Sports Rehabilitation, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Davenport Police Department, and the Scott County YMCA (just to name a few).
AWARDS // RECOGNITION
- Best Documentary: The Guerrero Project: Key West Indie Fest
- Best Feature Reporter: Arkansas Associated Press
- Best Reporter in Market: Illinois Associated Press
- Emmy Award: The Safe Side: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- Video of the Year: The Safe Side: Parent Magazine
- Best in Show: University of Oregon Football: American Advertising Federation
- Best Investigative Reporter: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, and Iowa Associated Presses
- Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection: Bram Stoker Award
- 2015 Best Videography and Taping Service: Locals Love Us
- 2015 Hospitality Award: Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau
- 2015 Award of Excellence in Electronic Communications:Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
- 2015 Social Media Campaigns to Inspire You: MavSocial
- Official Selection: Orlando Film Festival, Memphis Film Festival, Iowa Motion Picture Association
Our Magazine Articles
David W. Deuth, CFSP Owner / Funeral Director Weerts Funeral Home Last month, I shared a two-sentence quote, attributed to Mother Teresa, which I had never heard before – and told how that quote brought to mind this old chorus I had learned as a kid: “Give me oil in my lamp, keep it burnin’Read More >>
Mary Huebbe Marketing Consultant Ridgecrest Village A few years ago, I thought I didn’t want to get much older. I thought aging was a bad thing. I had worked at senior communities and it felt to me like they were just giving up. There were only a few people who would get involved in theRead More >>
Heather Sandy, MA, CCC-A Audiology Consultants Q: When should I see an Audiologist? A: It has been estimated that 10% of the US population experience hearing difficulties. Hearing loss and other ear conditions can affect all age groups. In fact, a surprising 65% of those with hearing loss are under the age of 65! HearingRead More >>
Nikhil Wagle, MD Eye Surgeons Associates In the U.S., more than 2 million individuals are estimated to be living with glaucoma. By 2020, that number is expected to increase to more than 3 million. Glaucoma is an eye disease typically characterized by elevated pressure in the eye, caused by a reduction in the ability ofRead More >>
Tawnya Hambly Senior Director, Marketing & Special Events Junior Achievement of the Heartland The holiday season is a time for giving. Many times people will exchange gifts for fun, but have you ever thought about giving to help others? That type of giving is called philanthropy. Let’s take a closer look at this word andRead More >>
Combining Science, Technology, Engineering And Math Into A New Kind Of Sport! Evin Ersan Junior Reporter QC Family Focus STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The whole STEM movement came out of the concern that not enough kids were interested in engineering and related studies. One of the waysRead More >>
Jill D. Evola-Vokt Education Consultant Tutor Doctor QCA If you have a picky eater in your family, you’re not alone. A study by Contemporary Pediatrics found that two-thirds of parents had trouble introducing their kids to new foods or getting them to eat healthy food. You know your kids need to eat nutritious food, butRead More >>
Kelly Jacobsen LSI, Family Intake Assessment Worker Did you know you are your child’s first and best teacher? Even simple things like singing a song, cuddling or reading a book can help nurture your baby’s healthy growth and development. Here are five activities you can do to help your baby’s progress: Talk to your baby. YouRead More >>
Karen Wadsworth, R.D.H. Alex Brandtner Children’s Dentistry The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and our office value health awareness and disease prevention. Did you know the number one chronic disease among children is dental caries (cavities)? As a parent, I’m sure you have many questions regarding your child’s first dental visit. The American Academy ofRead More >>