Advanced Woodwork

Advanced Woodwork is a custom cabinetry and millwork firm located in Palm Desert.  They have beautiful work and continue to excel in their craft.  However, they were in need of a refresh for their web presence.  The old site felt dated and really didn’t reflect the quality, modern, stylish products that the company puts out.

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Farm House Cafe Gets Some More Upgrades

The Farm House Cafe, one of my favorite clients, has had huge success from day one. We worked very closely with them from the start to help develop the brand look and feel. After the logo process, we designed the web site. A fun, interactive site that immerses the user in the rustic, french, and organic style. We shoot all of the photography for them a few times a year so that we can keep the site always feeling fresh and give the user an accurate expectation of what they’ll see when they visit. In this last year, we have made a lot of improvements to the sites overall ease of use and demographic reach.
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Classic Hilarious Advertising

You may have seen this some time back, but for the many who haven’t, here it is.  This is classic hilarious advertising.  It is amazing how effective humor can be when trying to get your message across.  The Journal of Advertising mentions that “an estimated 24.4% of prime time television advertising in the U.S. is intended to be humorous.”  It also mentions that 55% of advertising research executives believe humor to be superior to non-humor in gaining attention.  If you think about it, which commercials in the super bowl are the ones we remember the most?  The funny ones!  In fact humor in advertising for the super bowl and other large televised events has become a highlight of it’s own.  Many viewers admit that sometimes they are more interested in the commercials than the main program.  Think about it, they’re actually watching TV FOR the commercials.  If that is not a testament to the power of humor, I don’t know what is.  So, next time you are thinking of a fresh spin on your next advertising campaign, why not give humor a shot?

Mmm Bagels and Marketing

Here is a great example of how social media can pay off.  Any business owner should seriously be considering how they can use social media in their marketing efforts.  While you’re thinking about it, grab a bagel 🙂

Foresters Equity

Here is one of our latest web design projects.  Foresters Equity was in need of a newer site.  The old site hadn’t been updated for awhile and ran on an older cold fusion server.  They wanted to update their brand look to a more modern, friendly style that also coordinated with their parent company.  We suggested WordPress, since it offers a robust platform for both content generation as well as an easy to use interface for client updates.

The new site is fully responsive to smart phones, tablets, and the desktop alike.  Like everything we do, the site was built completely custom for what the client needed.  They are very happy with the new look and the speed at which it can now be updated.

Why Email Blasts Are an Effective Tool

Email marketing has been around now for some time. And it is a hugely popular way to stay connected to your customers.  Still, many businesses have not yet began to utilize this marketing tool.  Lets discuss some of the main reasons why email marketing is an effective, powerful, and yet economically and environmentally sound choice. Continue reading

Sadie Rose Baking Co.

UPDATE:
We recently converted the site from it’s original flash code, to the modern HTML5/CSS/jQuery.  It is now fully responsive for mobile phones, tablets and the desktop.  We’re proud that despite leaving flash behind, we didn’t have to sacrifice any of the charm that makes this site special.


Sadie Rose Baking Co. makes amazingly tasty fresh baked breads for the Southern California region.

We built the award winning web site that really captures the character of the company. The transitional touches like a bread board, and a baker’s peel that ‘scoops’ up the page content really bring it to life.

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