Five J Design Blog

Why Social Media?

Posted by Cassie Stoick on Sat, Jun 30, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

It is Social Media Day, and we are going to tackle one BIG question that seems to come up quite often with clients! "Why should I use social media?" 

To start off, let's cover some of the excuses people make as to why NOT to use social media. Following these excuses, I will cover some reasons why social media is indeed a game-changer for business. Keep on reading!

"It takes too long and I don't have time."

"It's too complicated."

"It won't benefit my business." 

So, what is YOUR excuse for not using social media as a marketing tool? Does it confuse you? Does it take up too much of your time? Is it for the "younger generations"? Well, whatever your reasoning, listen here: 

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Tags: Social Media, Online Marketing, Brand

Mix Video Into Your Online Marketing [infographic]

Posted by Lacey Wright on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 15:06 PM

How many times this week have you been sucked into the Facebook video vortex? I'm guessing it has happened at least once. We all start innocently; watching that Ed Sheeran carpool karaoke video and suddenly your learning about how a 24 year old embryo was implanted into a 25 year old woman resulting in a successful live birth and your spouse walks in and says, "Seriously, what are you doing?" Come on, it isn't just me, right?

Well, according to the research it isn't just me because 45% of people watch more than an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos a week. If your business isn't using video as a part of your online marketing strategy, you are definitely missing out. 

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Tags: Marketing, Website, design, Online Marketing, Social Media

Developing Your Online Marketing Strategy: Why Analytics Matter

Posted by Drew Nolan on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 @ 13:12 PM

Let's face it, marketing today is complicated. Someone on your team will tell you need to kick up your email marketing efforts while you just read a report that says email marketing is dying. So who do you believe, and where should you spend your marketing dollars? Enter marketing analytics.

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Tags: Digital Strategy, Website, Tracking, Online Marketing, Marketing

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

The Essentials to Small Business Social Media

Posted by Emily Wallace on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 @ 09:06 AM

If you think that social media is not a tool your business should be using, think again. Here are some very real, very big statistics from Search Engine Journal:

  • 87% of small businesses claim that social media has helped their business.
  • 85% of business-decision makers believe that at least having one social media channel is very important for technology purchase decisions.
  • 40% of small businesses feel that social media helped with their word-of-mouth referrals.
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Tags: Social Media, SEO, Online Marketing

The Best Resources for Small Business Owners

Posted by Sawyer Vanden Heuvel on Tue, Mar 1, 2016 @ 15:03 PM

Owning a small business has enough challenges. 

If you're a small business owner, you know the energy it takes just to operate. You're the bookkeeper, the "IT guy", sales, and marketing all wrapped into one person! So how do you get everything done in a day? Fortunately, there are many tools that can make your jobs easier so you can focus on what matters most in your business. 

We've compiled a list of resources that are mostly free for you to use and ones we recommend to our clients almost daily. Why? Because most of these tools are ones that we use here at Five J Design. After all, we're a small business just like you. 

 

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Tags: Startup, Graphic Design, Web Design, Online Marketing

2016 Web Design Trends

Posted by Lacey Wright on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 @ 09:01 AM

Design trends are constantly changing and it takes time and energy to keep up with these changes, so we have compiled a list of some trends to keep a look out for in 2016. 

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Tags: Insider, Web Design, Online Marketing, 2016 Trends

[NEW] Inbound Marketing at 5j Design

Posted by Sawyer Vanden Heuvel on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 @ 09:12 AM

The last few months at 5j Design have been quite exciting. We launched a new website design and have been working on a complete new line of service offerings called inbound marketing.

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Tags: Inbound Marketing, Online Marketing, Digital Strategy