Driving down the road, I passed a sign that asked simply, ” Who was the first person with a tablet to download data from the cloud?” The sign was in front of a church and the answer was, of course, Moses.
Fast forwarding about 3500 years, its no real surprise that Google gathers a lot of data… A LOT. Google has been gathering data about how quickly user behavior is shifting on mobile. Not only are more users on mobile devices when using Google search, but how they browse mobile results is changing too. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s finally here! The new IFI site. During 2016, Team IFI launched ~20 new client sites (several quite large with an extensive list of features); We ghost blogged through the year for six clients; We managed SOCS, our Suite Online Catering System, for a dozen minor league baseball ballclubs around the country; We handled the tradeshow support needs (design of trinkets, handouts, posters, banners, A/V shows, even tailgate flags) for several clients; We designed / produced numerous direct mail campaigns for several clients totaling over 200,000 postcards (mail merged and EDDM); we handled Adwords campaigns for a couple retained clients; we designed a variety of new logos, business cards, and newsletters for several clients; and we managed site (and server) updates/upgrades for over 50 managed client sites.
Although many of our website solutions are built to serve our clients well for many years, technology continues to march forward providing new options and marketing channels of which to take advantage. At a minimum, we suggest revisiting the site design every five years or less.
Kentwood Office Furniture is the Midwest’s specialist in high quality remanufactured, used, and new office furniture and is well aware of rapidly changing environments. As a result, Kentwood Office and the Imagination Factory takes a look every 2-3 years at the site and how best to leverage the new technology and aesthetics in their site.
If you’ve been following our site blogs over the past couple years, you may recognize this continuing story.
Michigan LED lighting manufacturer first came to us to revamp the site of one of their business units and then update some of their tradeshow collateral handouts. A bit later, the parent company’s expansion led them into a merger with another similar firm in Texas which, in turn, led to a substantial re-branding effort and a call for the Imagination Factory to handle the online re-branding efforts.
Now that much of the dust has settled on the re-branding, we come full circle, and we’re pleased to announce the launch the newly re-designed, mobile-responsive web presence for the parent, Facilities Resource Group, complete with interactive client location map and case study portfolio.
Welcome to Green Wellness, Grand Rapids’ home to holistic oils, tinctures, salves, lotions and supplements containing the highest grade of Cannabidiol (CBD), which comes from the NON-psychotropic cannabis plant known as Hemp.
Owners, Jim & Brandy, wanted to put a website to put their holistic products based within reach of people seeking healthier lifestyles and relief from symptoms of disease. They found many of the sites out there selling similar products were garish and appeared to cater to an entirely different audience than they intended.
For this startup business, the team at the Imagination Factory designed their logo, their business cards and their mobile-responsive ecommerce site.
Horny’s Big Buck Blend is a specially formulated blend of all-natural, agricultural grade products and ingredients that is easy for hunters or sports persons to use. It is designed to provide outstanding supplemental nutrition to deer and elk, helping them grow healthier, bigger and heavier antlers.
The business had outgrown its previous site, so they had us develop a full ecommerce, mobile-responsive, content managed structure (CMS) where the public and potential resellers could buy his unique product.
Trinitas Classical School joins with parents to provide the very best in Christian classical education with an approach to education that is distinctive because it is multi-directional. It looks to the past and the present to prepare students for the future.
Trinitas needed an update web presence that would reflect their rich classical environment and yet take advantage of newer web and user technologies for the future. So they took a lesson from history. They looked back to the early days of the web and discovered the Imagination Factory had been there all along developing websites for clients of all sizes and types.
Trinitas put team IFI to work developing a mobile-responsive, content managed structure (CMS) with private student-specific content including newsletters, homework assignments, and event calendar.
This Grand Rapids, Michigan Optometrist & Eyeglass Frame Showroom makes your vision and eye health are their top priority. Their deep experience, the latest technology, the most comprehensive range of products and personalized service combine to provide the very best in eye care.
When it became time to enhance the administrative back-end of their practice AND move out of their canned practice template, they came to the Imagination Factory whose similar deep web experience and understanding of integrating front-end websites with back-end system was important to making this a seamless and easy transition.
We were able to put them into a mobile-responsive, content managed structure (CMS) integrated to their new third-party appointment scheduler and customer management system. During initial testing, the staff AND a few select customers were already able to see how much easier the new site will be to manage and navigate.
The owners of the private practice, One Breath For All, since 2009 were now ready to expand their marketing efforts and wanted an online method to promote their energy work as well as allow people to register for their spiritual workshops, classes and retreats.
Because they also work with businesses to organize company events and retreats, they began asking their clients about their websites. More than several referred them to the team at Imagination Factory.
We were able to put them into a mobile-responsive, content managed structure (CMS) with an ecommerce component allowing them to ‘sell’ reservations from the site to their events, workshops and retreats. Their events not only are found in their site, but are also automagically published to a third-party event system giving their events even more exposure.
Following Google’s ‘mobilegeddon’ updates, Wheeler Business Machines, began noticing a fall-off of site traffic and phone calls, despite their continuous SEO efforts.
The site was large, with a lot of good product content, but it was also quite old – predating tablets and smartphones, so it was still an HTML-based site, not mobile responsive with no real ecommerce function.
The Imagination factory re-designed the site into a CMS-based structure and gave them a much easier e-commerce setup which was not only mobile responsive, but easier to search optimize AND manage the site content. Client is much more productive at managing the site, the site is regaining its search ‘juice’, calls AND orders are flowing at a higher rate.