Five J Design Blog

We Need to Apologize...

Posted by Carrie Anderson on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 @ 15:06 PM

This past year has been quite exciting at Five J Design. We have been busy creating awesome new websites and graphic design projects like always, but we have also been doing something else. Something that we are really excited about. And that's why we have to apologize...

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Tags: Insider

Meet Taylor Olson - 5j Design's Inbound Content Intern

Posted by Taylor Olson on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 15:06 PM

Hello! I’m Taylor Olson, and this summer I am 5j Design's Inbound Content Intern! In the fall I will be a senior at Augustana University, where I major in journalism and English. So, basically, I write a lot and I read a lot. I’m originally from New London, Minnesota. And while I love Sioux Falls, I’m a Minnesota girl at heart; during the summer you can find me on one of the 11,842 beautiful lakes. During the rest of the year you can find me being continually let down by the Vikings. In my free time, I like to watch Netflix for 8 hours straight without moving and read any book—or any blog, magazine, or story, really—that has words. Some of my favorite things include, but are not limited to: snuggles from my yellow lab, Sugar, going to concerts, and hiking!

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Tags: Hi From 5j, Internship

Meet Madi Monahan - 5j Design Summer Intern

Posted by Madi Monahan on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 15:06 PM

Hello! My name is Madi Monahan, and I’m one of the new summer interns at 5j Design. I grew up about twenty minutes away in Hartford, and will be a senior at Morningside College in Sioux City this fall. I am an English major, and along the way I added Advertising and General Psychology minors. My areas of expertise are writing, editing, marketing, and a little bit of design. At Morningside, I give tours to prospective students as a Student Ambassador, and hold an officer position for a few groups on campus. I just recently returned from a trip to London - very expensive but a long-awaited dream come true! 

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Tags: Hi From 5j

Want An Awesome Summer Internship in Sioux Falls?

Posted by Carrie Anderson on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 17:03 PM

We are excited to announce that we are accepting internship applications for the summer of 2017. Here are the details so you can tell all your friends!

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Tags: Internship

Are You Prepared for Black Friday?

Posted by Drew Nolan on Wed, Nov 9, 2016 @ 08:11 AM

Get pumped! The single greatest shopping day of the year is almost here. We know you are counting down the days, but are you prepared? You are going to be researching doorbusters all Thanksgiving week, and as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over, you and the crazies in your family will be hitting the newspaper ads and pounding the peppermint mochas. While you are preparing to cash in on all the huge deals, make sure you take a minute to cash in on the opportunities Black Friday brings for your business.

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Tags: Online Marketing

Have You Been Annoying Your Customers?

Posted by Drew Nolan on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 15:10 PM

Don't Be Annoying, Be Helpful

Once you attract a new customer, how do you make the most of that relationship? One of your first steps should always be to think like your customer.

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Tags: Inbound Marketing

SEO: 3 Questions to Ask of Your Competition

Posted by Carrie Anderson on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 15:10 PM

To put it simply, SEO, or search engine optimization, matters. The competition is doing it, and you need to be doing it too if you want to keep your competitive edge. Here are three ways you can leverage your competition to learn more about SEO. 

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Tags: SEO, Brand

7 Reasons Web Marketing Matters (Yes, Even in Sioux Falls, SD)

Posted by Drew Nolan on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 14:09 PM


If you are a business owner or marketer, you have likely wrestled with the idea of promoting your business online. The online world can be scary to jump into, but it is well worth it. You are able to save time and money while driving more traffic to your website. Your web content can work hard for you, so you can devote your time and money to the million other tasks you have to do.

Check out these 7 reasons going online can help you.

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Tags: Inbound Marketing

Meet Drew Nolan-5j Design Project Manager

Posted by 5j Design on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 @ 13:09 PM

The Formal Stuff

We would like to introduce you to Drew Nolan, the newest member of the 5j Design team.  Drew comes to us from Des Moines, Iowa and is joining us as a Project Manager.  Originally from Hawarden, IA, Drew went on to graduate from Morningside College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management with a second major in Religious Studies.  He has previous experience in marketing, branding, and campaign management through a variety of projects and positions.  We look forward to the creativity and attention to detail he brings to the team.
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How Storytelling will Transform your eCommerce store

Posted by Emily Wallace on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 @ 11:07 AM

"Storytelling" is taking over blog sites, marketing pages and especially eCommerce sites. This new evolution in online sales is taking the internet by storm. eCommerce is a hyper-competitive world, and simply optimizing your store isn't going to get you the result that you desire. The key is creating the illusion of a personal connection with the art of storytelling.

According to Annette Simmons, the author of "The Story Factor", there are six types of storytelling styles. ( This blog by does a great job at summarizing the book for you. ) Each style has it's specific use for your eCommerce store.

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Tags: Ecommerce