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Top 5 Reasons For a Website Redesign

By | Design, Graphic artist, Graphic Design, Long Branch, NJ, Oakhurst, Ocean Twp., Small Business Marketing, Web Design, Website, West Long Branch | No Comments

Top 5 Reasons For a Redesign Website technology Is out of date It’s not mobile friendly Your website is made up of 75 percent images, 25 percent text Your business has changed focus Does it align with company goals The design process is something that all designers follow even though it varies from one designer to the other. The process also depends on the type of a design project you are working with. There are several steps that business owners can take to ensure that their website redesign is successful and on time. This includes doing appropriate research, setting realistic expectations, overseeing the design process, and measuring your goals. Research & Set Expectations Although a good web designer will also do their own research, it is just as important for your company to do so as well. Your research should be preliminary and the results…

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How Do You Define a Good Logo Design?

By | Advertising, Branding, Design, Graphic artist, Graphic Design, Illustration, Logo Design, Long Branch, Ocean Twp., Visual Communications, West Long Branch | No Comments

You can earn a lot of credibility and trust as a brand with a strong first impression. Logos carry a very large part of that burden. The logo of a company is a symbolic representation of the brand and its core values. Summing everything your brand represents up in a symbol is no small feat. Without being a specialist in graphic design, one might wonder what the components of excellent logo design are and what are some tell-tale signs of slip-shod logo work. One excellent indicator that you are looking at a upscale logo is the fact that is it built on a vector graphic platform. This might sound like “mumbo-jumbo” to you but what it essentially means is that the image you see is built using shapes, rather than pixels. Designers that create vector graphic logos are usually more…

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Stupid Mistake Small Businesses Make With Social Media #3

By | Advertising, Branding, Graphic artist, Graphic Design, Integrated Advertising, Marketing, NJ, Small Business Marketing, Social Media, West Long Branch | No Comments

Not Responding to Comments It’s incredible how many companies forget social media is social. When someone reaches out to your company with a comment, it’s imperative respond quickly and thoughtfully. If you customers believe that your company is above engaging with the audience, you are dead. Your brand will be perceived as a company that is interested only in self-promotion. Robert Hazelrigg is a social media marketing expert. He’s been working in the social media space since 2004, developing campaigns for companies such as Syms Corporation and Feline’s Basement. Robert’s background also included a 25+ year career as an award winning Graphic Artist and marketing professional.

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Stupid Mistake Small Businesses Make With Social Media #10

By | Advertising, AdWords, Branding, Marketing, Ocean Twp., Small Business Marketing, Social Media | No Comments

Putting Too Many Eggs in the Social Basket Social media marketing is really tempting for small companies because the financial barriers to entry are basically so low—signing up is free and the only investment is time. However, for revenue generation, brand awareness, and credibility building, other Internet marketing options may produce far better and quicker results: pay-per-click advertising and email marketing, to name two of the more obvious. Companies are smart to test various options. Social media could be the path of most resistance, but you won’t know unless you test. Budget accordingly!

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10 Things Your Logo Might Be Saying and You Don’t Even Know It

By | Advertising, Asbury Park, Eatontown, Graphic artist, Graphic Design, Linkedin, Logo Design, Long Branch, Marketing, NJ, Oakhurst, Oceanport, Red Bank, Small Business Marketing, Visual Communications, West Long Branch | No Comments

Customers form an opinion about your business in 90 seconds and one of their first impressions comes from your logo. Your logo is one of the first impressions your customers will have of your business, so it’s important that it communicates the right message. Good and bad, here are 10 things your logo might be telling potential customers without your knowing it.  We Are Professional A well-designed logo tells potential customers that you value all aspects of your business, including your image. This means your logo looks good across platforms, and its design is simple and distinctive. We Can Be Trusted According to color psychology, blue tells customers that your business is stable and trust-worthy, making it a good choice for finance or healthcare company logos. However, the color blue is known to curb your appetite – not a good…

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