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2019 Year in Review

Welcome to 2020! A new decade. How exciting!

Have you reviewed 2019? What successes did you celebrate? What were the big takeaways from your marketing efforts? How did you stay on track? What did you cut?

We’d love to hear about your big wins and what didn’t work as well as you’d hoped – we are always looking at ways to improve our services and how to improve digital marketing for our clients.

And the biggest question… What digital marketing tools will you be focusing on in 2020?

When planning for the year ahead, it’s important to stay on top of current and upcoming trends. Experts across the globe are all talking about the trends listed below. Let’s get the conversation started & see which of these would be best to grow your company!

Looking forward & trends to follow in 2020:

  • Authenticity
    Getting found on social media is becoming more and more difficult since competition is fierce and channels are requiring businesses to “pay to play”. To get yourself noticed, being authentic is key. Consumers are wise to fake content (ie. “fake news”) and want to learn the real story about a business when doing their research. Let’s discuss your ideal customer and how you can be most authentic in their preferred social spaces. 
  • Google is still #1
    Yep, Google is still King. Surprise, surprise. People love using Google and it will be a long time before Google isn’t a daily household name and a consumer tool. That means that you need to work hard to make sure Google notices your online content. Showing yourself as an expert on your website is your 1st priority. After that, let’s figure out where your online presence can be improved and make it happen.
  • Faster Website = Better Placement
    Search engines AND consumers LOVE fast websites. Computers and internet connectivity are faster than ever and consumers don’t have time to wait. If your website takes any time at all to load, you will be lost in the dust. Your customer has a very short attention span and you need to cut through the internet clutter with a fast loading website + Google will award your handsomely. We have the tools and tricks to speed up your website, let’s work together to get you up to speed.
  • Targeted Email Marketing 
    Are you talking directly to your customer? Targeted email marketing is the best way to get in front of your customer and engage them in conversation about your products and services. Implementing it takes strategy and skill. Let’s get the ball rolling on your 2020 email marketing campaigns.
  • LinkedIn is a Good Place to Be
    LinkedIn is a perfect place for you to connect with business professionals. It is an under-utilized social space where you can easily stand out and get noticed. Connect with referral partners, find employees, and have a discussion with your ideal customers. Let’s take a look at how LinkedIn can work for your business. 
  • People LOVE 😍 Videos
    YouTube is growing by leaps and bounds. Consumers are watching more and more video content on social media channels. Videos are smaller, allowing them to easily be shared by peers on phones and in apps. Video content is huge! Connect with consumers by showing your real, authentic self, and showcasing your products and services. Let’s take a look at your business and see how video would work best for your brand – we can show you how to do it easily!
  • Podcasts Build Credibility
    Become internet famous! Being interviewed on a podcast shows your customer that you are the real deal and an expert in your industry. This is also a great way to show your authenticity (see above!). Use a podcast to shout your brand from the rooftops and engage your ideal customer on another form of digital media. 
  • Facebook Messenger Chatbot
    Looking for a way to stand apart from your competition on Facebook? Trying to engage in conversation with your prospective customer? Chatbots are all the rage. Engage with consumers right from Facebook and have a real conversation with them about your products and services, while using it to build your email list. Let’s set one up and keep the conversation flowing!

We hope this list helps you zone in on your digital marketing strategy in 2020. Staying on top of these trends will be important in the months to come – you can be sure your competitors will be!

Best Wishes & Happy New Year,
Julie & Britta

Have a website to redesign?

Website Designs are very personal.

Your website is the face of your company to the world.

If your website is done correctly it can be an equalizer, a way you and your competition can appear on the same playing field and it allows you to send any message to your customer. This is an opportunity to provide a look into your business that is not even available with a brick and mortar store.

Website redesign is also very personal considering this is not your first website design rodeo. A website redesign is done for a variety of reasons, but often it is as simple as bringing an old website current with a design and content that fits your current business model.

Designing or redesigning a website is not rocket science but it is very close to it even if the process is quite different from each other. However, the most important part of the process is communicating with the client. Communicating is the difference between success and failure in website designing.

We always begin our process of website designing and/or redesigning by Listening! We listen to the client and remember to incorporate our education and experience into the process because it is really important we help our clients by bringing the client needs to showcase their products/services.

After the first steps of listening to our client, we then move forward with the project and keep our client informed along the way as we make forward progress.

The most important part of the Design/Redesign of a website is that we work together on the project at hand so all parties are ultimately satisfied with the end result.

What is Digital Marketing?

What it is and why your business needs it.

Digital Marketing is the catch phrase for all of it – Internet Marketing and Social Media Marketing and Search Marketing. 

Have you ever gone on the internet to search for a business only to discover that you have to wade through pages of listings and then you come up empty? Your customers are going through the same issue that you are – think of your customers as you. There are ways of fixing this and it’s called Digital Marketing.

We provide the solutions for you to connect to your customers and isn’t that what you’re looking for? You want to be able to run your business without trying to figure out to market it.

However, before you start marketing your business on the internet or other channels, you need to make sure your website is setup with all of the correct content and backend linking for proper functionality. Your ideal clients are just waiting to connect with you but in order to do that they have to find you first and that’s where we come in – from how your website is built to the content on it so the search engines are able to index it. Once that’s done it’s time to let your customers exist through the digital marketing channels.

We are here to help make your business life easier – No stress. No fuss. Let’s work together to end your stress with digital marketing.

The 4th Quarter is HERE!

Where are you with your marketing goals?

Have you stayed on the path you started in January?
OR… Did you sway?

What can you squeeze out of these last 90 days?

Can you make some new goals?

What have you learned about your company? What about your customers?

Roadrunner Remodeling Construction

Roadrunner Remodeling Construction – Located and doing business in Fountain Hills and Scottsdale

We built them a responsive, expandable, mobile friendly website which we host and maintain. Creating and implementing Social Media Marketing to drive engagement and reach their ideal clients. Ongoing website optimization for the best ranking factors.

Phoenix Precast Products

Phoenix Precast Products – Located in the North Valley.

We built them an e-Commerce, responsive, expandable, mobile friendly website with a shopping cart for the purpose of online shopping and being ranked by the search engines and found by their clients.

Imagine Architectural Concrete

Imagine Architectural Concrete – Located in the East Valley

We created and are implementing Social Media Marketing to drive engagement and build a community around the company. Writing blogs and adding them to their website linking to interior pages. Ongoing Search Engine Optimization for the best ranking factors.

Booth Built Patio Products

Booth Built Patio Products – Located in the West Valley.

We built them a responsive, expandable, mobile friendly website for the purpose of being ranked by the search engines and found by their clients. Designed, wrote, and implemented e-Newsletters. Wrote and added blogs to their website. Updated their website photo gallery. Managed their Social Media Marketing to drive engagement.

Toad River Lodge

Toad River Lodge – Located in far Northern British Columbia on the Alaska Hwy.

Being in the hospitality industry with seasonal RV Park, & Lakeside cabins, year round cabins and rooms in a lodge they needed to increase occupancy.

We created their brand which we then used for all of their marketing including onsite signage. We built them a responsive, expandable, mobile friendly website. Created and implemented Social Media Marketing to drive engagement. Designed, wrote, and completed e-Newsletters to inform followers and build a community. Consistent Optimizing of the website for the best ranking factors.