For some of us, “going to work” isn’t a reality anymore. Many people have left their offices to work from home, and this isn’t always an easy transition to make, especially for those who have never worked remotely. Similarly, this can be difficult for business owners who run their business entirely or predominantly face-to-face. Adjusting to the online space can be difficult especially with the pressures of staying organized, productive, and in constant communication with your customers. To make it easier, we’re sharing some of our favorite online tools to help you and your team navigate the digital world.
The importance of marketing for any business is no secret. The real issue can be deciding on whether to hire an external marketing team or to keep your efforts in-house. After all, your marketing strategy determines the overall success of your business, and you want to make the right choice. Ultimately, it’s important for business owners to do the research before deciding, so we broke it down for you!
Having a clear and concise marketing strategy is essential to any business. A marketing strategy is the roadmap to overall success. Success can be measured in a multitude of ways, but often it means to reach a targeted audience. Whether you’re looking to gain new or returning customers or improve your online engagement, having a roadmap will ensure that you are adequately growing and evaluating your business and reaching your goals.
The new decade brings a new boldness with it. This new invigoration can be seen everywhere — from TV ads to billboards, and especially to web design. Each new year is an opportunity for reinvention, and that’s most true for 2020. The pressure is on to stand out in many saturated industries, but the one thing all businesses have in common is their brand. As businesses and web design companies aim to establish a robust online presence, here are some of the biggest web design trends to watch for in 2020. You just might be inspired to implement some of them!
The internet exists to function for all people regardless of physical or cognitive abilities, quality of technology, or environment. When this is true for an online platform, tool, or application it means it is accessible. Web accessibility allows for communication, interaction, research, entertainment, and more online opportunities — many of which can be excluding in the physical world. This creates a need for developers and organizations to create inclusive designs to make their content accessible to all.
Everyone should be able to easily navigate the web or contribute to it if they wish. This is what makes this virtual space so special. Easy navigation can mean that information is presented clearly or through various alternate sensory channels.
Everyone uses search engines, but not everyone runs a website or owns a business. Not everyone who runs a website or owns a business is up-to-speed with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) practices, and that’s okay! Gaining site traffic and making your way up the rankings of a Google search results page takes time. Continue…
Marketing to Millennials all starts with understanding them as a consumer demographic. Millennials, also known as generation Y, consist of those who were born between the early 1980’s and early 2000’s. They are heavily influenced by digital technology, the information revolution, globalization and social media.
Networking is one of the most effective and least expensive methods you can use to build new relationships and grow your business. It is a skill that anyone can master, it just requires some practice.
We scoured the world wide web to curate 8 of the most simple yet effective networking tips:
As a student at UT’s Moody College of Communication, I am exposed to many amazing opportunities and professionals with vast experience in the industries of journalism, media and public relations just to name a few. This past week, I had the privilege of attending a lecture by Christopher Ferrel, the Director of Digital Strategy at The Richards Group for one of my courses, Technology, Marketing, and Advertising. After listening to his presentation, I was mesmerized by his concept of a new era that is bound to change the course of digital advertising. The Skippable Era, as he classifies it, is characterized by a feature we all love and embrace; the skip button. To better understand how marketing trends and consumer engagement have shaped digital practices of our current era, Chris poses three essential questions for advertising gurus to consider.
Designing websites is a form of art. No, I’m serious. You probably don’t think of it in that way, but when creating your site you are indulging in a creative practice. And like bad art, bad websites like this one can be truly painful to look at. Designing a good website is certainly hard, but there are also some pretty simple rules. Today, I’m going to take you through the most common mistakes that website designers make.