The Draft Haus in Sturgeon Bay, Door County has seen a lot of changes in the last several months. A new chef, a smartly redecorated interior, a new menu, and now a new website—www.TheDraftHaus.com. Manger and Chef Matt MacMillen wanted a simple website that could be easily updated to feature a dynamic menu, but keep the traditional feel of a sports bar. Simple design didn’t mean skimping on the website’s features.
Signalfire has launched a new mobile responsive website for The Delavan Club, a 132-unit condominium association nestled on the shores of Lake Delavan. The new website features easy online administration, event photo galleries, and a secure member area that contains an FAQ section, online reservation forms, a PDF library of important documents, and other critical owner news. The recently launched website will give unit owners easy access to critical news and information regarding their property association.
Delavan-based creative branding and digital agency, Signalfire, has won three national design awards in the 52nd annual American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA (http://gdusa.com), a New York-based advertising publication. Signalfire was recognized for two different website designs and one brand development project. Each award is given for a specific creative project completed in 2013 or 2014 and received over 10,000 entries.
“With each project,” says Matthew Olson, Signalfire’s Owner and Creative Director, “our creative and development team really went the extra mile. These awards validate their hard work and passion for understanding the client’s desire.” The two non-profit websites recognized by Graphic Design USA were Worldbuilders and Lower Sugar River Watershed Association. [Read more…]
How often has this happened to you? You’re focused on a specific plan when something grabs your attention. You try and fight it, but it happens so suddenly. Your whole plan gets tossed aside for something different. Something newer. A cute, distracting animal with a furry tail. A squirrel. Just like in the Pixar movie, UP, the squirrels can shatter your focus.
Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Care and Enjoyment of Water Resources Will Use Website To Educate and Coordinate
The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) launched a new interactive website, www.lsrwa.org. LSRWA is an organization dedicated to empowering citizens with experience and knowledge to become stewards of the land and water resources in the Lower Sugar River Watershed in Southwestern Wisconsin. [Read more…]
Signalfire Launches Popular Door County Resort Websites With Enhanced Features
Premier Door County time-share resorts The Rushes in Baileys Harbor and Little Sweden in Fish Creek both launched new websites designed and developed simultaneously by Delavan-based digital agency, Signalfire. Both properties are owned and operated by Hedeen International of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
“Both properties were due for more than just a new design,” says KayLee Hedeen, co-owner of Hedeen International. “We needed websites that would accommodate the features and functions our timeshare owners and renters have come to expect from mobile responsive design to online payments.”
Managing Your Online Reputation Cannot Be Shortcut By Third Parties
Small business owners who work in the service industries know the power of online reviews. While many reviews can cast wild generalities over specific situations, the opinions of complete strangers have incredible impact on consumers. Understanding how these reviews and reviewing platforms work is critical for a business to stay well informed. One of the questions we’re frequently asked is, “can you pay to remove negative reviews?”
In short, no. And that’s a good thing. Here’s an example why. [Read more…]
Why Should Small Business and Non-Profits Watch Social and Political Comments Closely
Everyone has an opinion. Few things have empowered expressing our opinions as much as social media and the web. With just a few taps of our phones, a couple clicks on a mouse, or even changing a profile picture, we announce to the world our stances on a host of social, economic, and political topics. It’s not contained by “business versus personal” accounts, but represented by each of your team. The question is: can it hurt your business or organization? In a word—YES.
Social media “activism” has spawned a whole new level of divisiveness on the web. Without the repercussions of physically facing or communicating directly with people and the false sense of “harmless” ease which updates can be made, social media has become a vast no man’s land of “if you’re not for us, you’re against us” sentiments. Like it or not, even your fledgling Facebook business page is smack in the center of the battlefield.
Delavan Pet Supply Store Will Use Website To Showcase Natural Products, Classes, and Blog
Local pet supply and grooming store, The Bark Market, has launched a new logo and interactive website, www.TheBarkMarketLLC.com. The Bark Market, LLC has been a trusted name in pet supplies, grooming, and training for over 25 years and features healthy and natural pet foods and treat choices for dogs and cats.
The new logo and the new website give The Bark Market a platform to share important knowledge and insight into a family pet’s health. Something The Bark Market owner Karen Conell is truly an expert in.
“Our new website give us the ability to better showcase our products and classes,” says Conell, “and our new logo gives us a fresh look that more closely fits our retail side.”
Every. Single. Day. We see a social media mistake every single day that is costing businesses and organizations Likes, Followers, or most any other metric associated with social media performance. We see this mistake on business cards. We see this mistake on billboards, on television commercials, and even in email signatures. This mistake is simple to correct, but so obvious that most overlook it or don’t even notice it. The mistake is the social media icons themselves.