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Mia made our long-overdue web redesign process painless. We could tell that we were in good hands from start to launch. We received compliments on the new site from patrons, sponsors and ticket purchasers.... What’s most satisfying for me, is that the site was built to support our marketing plans and we saw true ROI in the form of higher ticket sales. Having a single provider for our web design and social media and email marketing made it so much easier for our limited staff. I have since used Coactivated for three other projects and am never disappointed.
Mia was great, especially considering we gave her three weeks to create a our brand identity and website in time for an event. She created a site that we get compliments on constantly. She went above and beyond for us and gave us ideas on creating bounce-back opportunities for the event and made herself available when we had questions at the event as well. She also helped with making the site secure as we had someone try to hack it early on. We'd recommend her to anyone looking for a quality designer with a talent for digital marketing and events. We really can't say enough good things about her work for us.
I started in high school, I had to have an elective my senior year and web design was a new class that sounded interesting. I learned html in 2 months, and by the end of the semester I knew CSS and basic design principles. I haven't stopped since and 10 years later, I'm still at it.
My partner had a similar experience, when just after high school a friend of his was making a website and needed help. He now has 9 years of experience.
What kept us going was challenging each other to improve and expand our skills, it only made sense for us to work together.
We started our first business together almost 4 years ago, we transitioned into focusing on event-based businesses in January of this year.
We both took design classes in college and subscribe to courses like Lynda and Treehouse. When our combined 19 years of knowledge doesn't have the answer we need, we go out and find in.
We primarily use Google Chrome.
Our previous business used mostly Facebook and Twitter, for this we want to focus on those two and add in Pinterest and Linkedin. We're big visual content fans and use Pinterest and Instagram a lot in our personal lives.
Finding answers and building systems around them. We love being problem-solvers and consider finding solutions for clients a good day's work.
Keep learning. To be a truly well-rounded designer, you have to have marketing, branding and sociological knowledge. These areas are always changing and evolving and it's important to keep up.
Anything related to content-sharing and curating content. We're in the information age. Google owns internet search because it filters that information well. Social Media is more prominent than ever because it enables people to curate their internet.
Periscope and Snapchat are the newest content channels and it's been interesting to watch their growth.
Our typical client is an event or business centered around events that needs a simpler way to connect with people so they can focus on conducting business instead of worrying about their website, social media, ticketing, booking, and the like.
We're working with an even mix of events and standard businesses that need event functions. For example, our most recent work is with another Film Festival and a School that has year-round events.
Timely communication. We're good at keeping out clients updated, especially with our project management system, however many of our clients are so busy, they don't have the opportunity to keep up with our updates and provide feedback. Usually patience and follow-ups solve this problem pretty well.
We have our own custom-built project management software that manages all aspects of our customer relationships. We also use a CRM for all pre-activated contacts.
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