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Establishing an Online Brand for Blue Matrix Labs

Establishing an Online Brand for Blue Matrix Labs

Posted on Feb 04, 2015 by Daniel Alvarez

Blue Matrix Labs located in Austin, Texas is a company committed to providing innovation by developing world class, life-changing products that solve consumer problems. Blue Matrix Labs (BML), the powerhouse behind cutting edge brands like SHAGS, Pirate Energy and ZORBZ, sought out the HMG Creative team to develop and deploy an equally modern and intuitive web presence.

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Project Highlight: AcademicWorks

Project Highlight: AcademicWorks

Posted on Jul 03, 2014 by Daniel Alvarez

If you’re an avid reader of the HMG blog then you know we’re big on helping companies that help others. That’s right, we’re all about partnering with organizations that seek to better the world in one way or another. Whether by creating fun and innovative consumer products, lending relief aid to disaster areas or by developing a streamlined and intuitive software solution for students to apply for and receive scholarships, our clients are always improving the lives of their customers. AcademicWorks, featured in this month’s project highlight, helps over 275 universities improve their scholarship management processes by automatically matching students with relevant scholarships. With over 50 years of combined experience in the higher education industry, AcademicWorks and its staff deliver a truly unique and efficient way for students across the country to connect with leading universities in a seamless and all-digital format.

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Extra! Extra! Pirate Energy teams up with HMG Creative to create and launch its web presence!

Extra! Extra! Pirate Energy teams up with HMG Creative to create and launch its web presence!

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 by Daniel Alvarez

Ahoy, matey! Pirate Energy, a cocktail-inspired line of energy drinks, has partnered alongside the HMG Creative team to create a highly custom ssh client , energetic and industry-disrupting web experience. A division of Blue Matrix Labs – the brainchild of Kendall Harter – Pirate Energy brings the party to your taste buds with five tasty, healthy and outright exciting energy shots.

In an effort to break into the market in a revolutionary way, we crafted a carefully formulated digital experience for Pirate and its customers. At the nucleus, a responsive, informative and user engaging site with custom animations and an easy-to-navigate user experience. But the site wouldn’t be as enthralling if it wasn’t for the compelling copy. Aligning ourselves with the party theme of the brand, we used a tongue-in-cheek approach to content creation. Using hilarious pirate innuendos, we created informative product-specific copy while portraying the quirky company culture and instilling it into the readers’ minds.

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Adventures of Huckleberry

Adventures of Huckleberry

Posted on Feb 03, 2014 by Daniel Alvarez

Mark Twain had Huckleberry Finn in the late 1800’s. You (read: everyone) had the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in middle school. And in 2014, we all have Huckleberry- the leading website for professional quality facial treatments delivered to your door.

But let’s rewind a bit to Chapter 1 of our Huckleberry tale. It was a warm September afternoon when Joyce, the founder of Huckleberry, and I sat down to discuss her business idea. A Princeton grad and entrepreneur at heart, Joyce is no stranger to determining her goals and carefully executing on her plans to reach them. The goal on this particular day: world domination. Kidding, she chose to save that for 2015. The idea she approached me with was simple: provide high-end products and services at an affordable price to everyday folks in the convenience of their own home. What type of products and services you ask? The types you’d find at your favorite luxury spa- facial treatments. In the comfort of my own living room, you say? Yes indeed! But this plan needed a team that could deliver the functionality she envisioned in an easy-to-use platform and, for lack of a better word, badass website. Enter HMG Creative.

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Avalon Communications: Developing an Engaging and Industry-Leading Website

Avalon Communications: Developing an Engaging and Industry-Leading Website

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 by Daniel Alvarez

Avalon Communications, a leading Austin-based PR agency, approached HMG with a problem they had been looking to solve for some time: create an online presence for Avalon that is representative of their brand and of its recent exponential growth. In the last year and a half Avalon has acquired a multitude of high-level clients that have each been propelled to the forefront of their respective fields through Avalon’s savvy and industry-refined PR tactics. Knowing this, we embarked on a journey to pair Avalon’s longstanding professional legacy and its industry-changing solutions with a newly revamped online presence.

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The 7 Tips to Building Relationships, Not Barriers.

The 7 Tips to Building Relationships, Not Barriers.

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 by Daniel Alvarez

In a sales-driven world, it can be hard to remember that the majority of salespersons are not the run-of-the-mill wheeling and dealing sharks you may have heard of. In fact, the best salespersons are the complete opposite. They have mastered what the stereotypical salespeople have not: listening. Yes, you read that right- listening is the cornerstone to building a business relationship. Hell, it’s probably the foundation for any type of relationship but I’ll leave that for a future post.

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