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Social Media Marketing

Focus Your Social Media: Fundamentals for Small Businesses

Entire businesses are built and run on social media. Because social tools are available for little or no cost, all businesses can leverage social to grow in meaningful ways. What is your current social media strategy? How do you organize your content & your team? What Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are you tracking towards your […]

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Custom Web Development

The Powerful Benefits of Custom Website Development

In recent years, the gig economy has taken off. More people are finding online work opportunities to support themselves. As a result, do-it-yourself website platforms have become increasingly popular. While this may work for some, we want to highlight the benefits of custom website development. A custom website supports your business in a way that […]

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GDPR

Why You Should Care About GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as set by European law requires businesses to do more to protect individuals’ data. The law began on May 25, 2018 and has strong implications for business owners everywhere. U.S. businesses and businesses outside the EU must comply regardless of size, or face large penalties. We’re not legal experts, […]

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Digital Marketing Consultant

3 Ways A Marketing Consultant Can Improve Your Results

You know the importance of marketing to grow your business. Whether it’s word of mouth, digital, social, or broadcast, you need to get the word out about what you offer. Marketing is especially difficult because there’s always more to learn, try, and do. How do you know what’s working or isn’t? Is your money well […]

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Keeping Up with Website Trends

How to Keep up with Industry Trends for Your Business

As a business owner, it’s impossible to ignore the implications that trends in your industry have on your growth. And regardless of your business, you’re likely affected by trends in marketing and technology. Using a few basic strategies to stay in-the-know allows for continual learning opportunities that will benefit your business and help position you […]

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Best Website Platform

What to Consider When Selecting a Web Platform

You’ve decided to build a new website–congratulations! This is a big step toward growing your business and ensuring your customers have a positive experience with your brand. A decision that’s likely top-of-mind is what web platform to use. First, it’s important to outline your website’s primary use and goals. How visual will your site be? […]

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Helping Small Businesses Grow

How to Build Your Business with Local Resources

Pixel People has years of web development, design, and brand management experience, but our company is relatively new. We know what it’s like when you’re starting to build something meaningful to you. Today’s post differs from usual content on website effectiveness and brand marketing. We want to focus on resources for small businesses knowing that […]

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Website User Experience

3 Best Practices to Elevate User Experience

Digital marketing is a must for small businesses to expand their reach and grow their market. This includes a strong social media presence, marketing strategy, and website. You know the importance of a digital footprint, but not all businesses take the time to build and maintain a top-notch user experience. Website user experience strongly affects […]

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Brand Development Company

The Importance of Brand Marketing to Entrepreneurs

Startup entrepreneurs often think that brand marketing is only for the big players in the industry. After all, when the word “brand” appears, it’s the common household names that first come to mind. But building your brand is important for small businesses, too, especially if you want to grow to become one of those household […]

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Wordpress Website Maintenance

Are You Maintaining Your Website – or Waiting for Disaster?

Despite the inconvenience, most people understand the need to regularly maintain their computers and other connected devices. Operating systems gets regular updates and patches; Anitvirus & firewall apps download new virus definitions and methods for defending against new types of threats. Your website is no different–the core platform needs regular updates, as do any other […]

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WordPress Web Design for Inspection Services LLC

Website Launch: Inspection Services, LLC

Inspection Services, LLC (ISL) provides QA/QC inspection services and construction management services to some of the largest chemical, petrochemical, and oil & gas companies in the United States. After a recent acquisition, ISL approached PixelPeople about a website re-design to achieve better branding, clearer communication about their service offerings, and easier ways for end-users to contact […]

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Add Sponsors to your WordPress Website

Easily Add Sponsor Logos & Ads to your WordPress Website

PixelPeople works with many event-related companies and non-profits who hold sponsored events throughout the year. Whether you want to reward your sponsors with additional exposure through your website, or offer additional impressions to “premium” level sponsors, it’s really easy to add sponsor logos or banner ads to your WordPress website. Ideally, sponsored content will be […]

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Simple Website Forms

Make Your Website Calls-To-Action More Effective With 3 Quick Questions

No one wants to make their website visitors jump through unnecessary hoops, but when your end-users are motivated to interact with you, you can usually add value to that interaction–for both you and your users–by asking just a few quick questions. Website content generation can be difficult and time-consuming. For that reason, many website owners […]

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Online Ticketing & Registration

Add Event Ticketing & Registration to your WordPress Website

WordPress is a great platform for any business that wants the quality and professionalism of custom design, a robust set of add-on features, and a comprehensive, easy-to-use content management system. And if your website requires special features or functionality, odds are that someone has already created a plugin that will help you add that feature […]

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Streamlining Your Organization's Calendars

Streamlining Your Organization’s Event Calendars

When working with non-profits and event management companies, one of the most common challenges we see is in managing the organization’s event calendars. Many times, fast-growing organizations have evolved around separate solutions for their internal calendars (e.g. Outlook), attendee calendar subscriptions (e.g. iCal or Google Calendar), and their website’s calendar (managed independently, through their CMS). […]

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Non-Profit Web Design

Website Launch: Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition (CABC) is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and acceptance of breastfeeding through educational events and services, helping to improve infant and family health throughout the Chicago area. PixelPeople worked with CABC to re-design and re-build the site to provide easier access to information, help promote the organization’s events, and help […]

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Microinteractions to improve website design and UX

Microinteractions: Better Design for Better UX

Have you ever clicked a button to submit a form and wondered…is anything happening? Did that work, or did I just lose all my info? That’s a classic example of inadequate design, and a scenario where a “microinteractions” can drastically improve the user experience. A microinteraction is a website element that gives instant, helpful feedback […]

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WordPress web development

6 Key WordPress Benefits

If your business hasn’t yet switched to WordPress, you might still think that managing a website is difficult and time-consuming. But today, WordPress is bigger and better than ever, and in the hands of an experienced designer/developer, a custom WordPress website can be a natural extension of your brand, while making it easy to manage […]

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WordPress Web Design

Don’t Tarnish Your Brand With Bad Spelling & Grammar

Let’s be honest: Once you’ve invested so much time into your brand, your website, and your marketing materials, the ongoing need to generate content can feel like a chore. And if you’re churning it out, day after day, you may not be paying as much attention as you should to spelling, grammar, and punctuation. But […]

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Video Marketing Services

Online Viewing Habits Have Changed – Has Your Video Marketing Kept Up?

Online Video is more popular now than ever–not just for entertainment purposes, but as a vital source of information for professionals, all the way up to the executive level. A recent Forbes study showed: 80% of executives are watching more online video today than they were a year ago. 75% of executives watch work-related videos […]

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Internet Privacy Rules

What the “New” Internet Privacy Ruling Means to You

The more things change, the more they stay the same… You’ve probably been hearing a lot about internet privacy laws lately. The topic has been a matter of debate for awhile now, with the legislative pendulum swinging back and forth–but with no real change as the result. During the Obama era, laws were passed that would […]

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Mega Menus for ecommerce

Mega Menus for Small Business

Mega menus go beyond simple dropdowns, to provide more options and more advanced visual cues that help guide users through your site. They help to clearly differentiate navigation options with visual grouping–section titles, borders, colors, and images–like a mini-page within a page. Most people associate mega menus with mega sites like Amazon or eBay, but there are […]

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Event Registration with WordPress and WooCommerce

Using WordPress for Event Registration

WordPress is widely known as the most popular, flexible, and robust content management system (CMS) on the web. It currently accounts for 39% of the CMS market (more than 4x the share of its nearest competitor) and more than 25% of ALL websites. Maybe lesser-known among everyday users is that WordPress is also hugely popular […]

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Web Development Checklist

5 New Year’s Resolutions for your Website

The new year is the perfect time to resolve to finish up the “little things” you’ve been putting off–the finishing touches that will help your business, help your site visitors, and protect the investment you’ve made in your website. If any of these to-dos are still unchecked after 2016, it’s time for action. Secure and […]

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Email Marketing Services

Email Marketing Tips for 2017

Email marketing is still a popular and effective way to reach your customers, but strategies do change over time. Here are three important trends to consider, when creating your campaigns for the coming year. Keep it Simple There’s no need to include multiple messages in one email. If you keep each email targeted to one […]

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