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Branding 101

1. Establish Your Company Name Once you have a handful of names to consider, trademark research and registration is crucial for the protection of your brand. See why here. 2. Create a Tagline A short phrase can add punch to your company’s personality, or clarify your services: Incorporate a tagline …

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Realtor Website Design

In our experience, we’ve found that realtor websites have unique design and functional requirements: Multiple categories (for sale, under contract, sold, open house) mean more pages. These websites are updated frequently to keep up with ever-changing listings. The site has be able to load quickly, given the many images that …

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7 Rules for Email Campaigns

1. Have a well-designed custom email template. It’s not enough to place your logo on a pre-existing template. To avoid confusing viewers, brand it to be consistent with your website and collateral. Delineate areas for text to allow you to quickly replace content without starting over each time. Wondering how …

The Power of Branding

Drilled down to the basics, marketing is all about getting noticed. You can do great work, produce a great product, and provide the best customer service – but none of that matters if your market isn’t even aware of your company’s existence. The first step to getting noticed is developing …

Creating an Effective Contact Page

The design of a website’s contact page is often neglected – slap together a contact form, address and Google Maps image, and voila! – done. But in fact your contact page is the perfect opportunity to show users that you care about hearing from them: Statistics show that the contact …

10 Questions for Our Web Developer

Recently we sat down and talked with one of team members, our web developer Natalie Rose, of NOVA Web Group, to see what first got her interested in web development, what’s currently happening in web programming, and what trends she sees on the horizon. What’s your background and how did you …

Color: Playing Favorites

A lot of my clients say they know nothing about color in graphic design, and want me to make those choices. But when the time comes to choose from several logo options or to review a website design, they suddenly have fierce color preferences – proving that color can communicate. …