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Digital Marketing

Why You Need a Professional “Off-Site, In-House Creative Team”

Who’s leading the strategy, creative direction, and technical execution of your company’s marketing efforts? If you’re the owner of a small- to medium-sized startup business, odds are, it’s you. But have you stopped to consider your qualifications for the job? And are you honestly devoting as much time as you should to this crucial aspect […]

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Graphic Design Services

How Strong Graphic Design Supports Business Growth

A professional designer may seem like a luxury for a small business, but graphic design must be part of your overall strategy. Graphic design can either support your brand, or it can detract from the perception of what you offer. You know the difference when you see it – good design vs. design that leaves […]

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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

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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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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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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Brand Development

Is Your Brand Trademarkable?

Not every brand will apply for a registered trademark, but if you want to create a strong brand image that communicates your brand characteristics effectively and stands out in the marketplace, then looking at trademark requirements can be a good place to start. You probably (or at least hopefully) put some thought into your business […]

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Website Development Standards

Does Your “Simple” Website Stack Up To These Modern Standards?

I’ve spent much of my career working with small businesses and startups, and I’ve lost many bids to the “fast,” “cheap,” and “simple” website solutions that are offered online—projects that don’t even require human interaction from the vendor side, because there’s no real thought or customization to them. They’re geared more towards keeping you on a […]

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Branding Agency PixelPeople

Big Brands Need Small Agencies

Big brands need personalized attention, flexibility, and responsiveness to stay at the top of their game. But big agencies are built with processes of their own, and often have to rely on more turnkey solutions to stay profitable and keep shareholders happy. Here’s more about why big brands should send their most important work to small […]

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PixelPeople Website Design, Brand Development, and Digital Marketing Agency

Introducing PixelPeople – A New Digital Agency

PixelPeople, a new digital agency in Naperville, Illinois, launched this month, to serve fast-growing businesses and new startups throughout the Chicago area and across the country. The agency specializes in web design and development, helping new brands to establish a professional online presence. PixelPeople was founded by Steve Lovisa, who brings to the business his […]

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