Hello all! Just a quick note to let you know that we’re at the Enterprise 2.0 Conferencein Boston today and tomorrow! We’re so excited to meet others in the industry and to see the latest products/services that they have created, and to show them ours as well. The conference focuses on enlightening its participants of the emergence of bigger picture implications of technology and how we can expect to integrate such products/services into each of our own unique business plans and models.
Moving from Enterprise 1.0 to Enterprise 2.0 includes but is not limited to the following changes:
Hierarchy to Flat organization
Friction to Ease of Organization Flow
Bureaucracy to Agility
Top down to Bottom Up
Need to know to Transparancy
As you can see the structure and nature of the workplace and work production is beginning to shift, and this conference is a great place for us to enhance one’s own business configuration to better fit into the future of business enterprises.
Stay updated on our conference ventures today and tomorrow via our social channels. www.facebook.com/viraltechnologies or www.twitter.com/viraltech
1. It can drive more traffic to your Web sites
If consumers identify certain descriptive words or slogans that represent your brand, it makes your company much more visible within the online marketplace. The more ways that people can describe and identify your brand, the more search results will be found in sites like Google and Bing. A great example of this is McDonalds. The following keywords/phrases would easily find the company on search engines:
• I’m Lovin’ It
• Golden Arches
• Big Mac
• Ronald McDonald
• Put a Smile On
• Happy Meal
2. It gives your company more credibility
Plain and simple, people go with what they know. If faced with a decision between two different products with similar price points, people will most probably always go with the better-known brand. Consumers have a very strong influence on one another and if a company has built their brand around a specific product or service, people will talk (good or bad). The more positive chatter, the greater chance your company has at becoming a credible organization and one within which consumers will become loyal to. There is a phenomenon called brand religion that explains this behavior. This means that the value of a company’s brand becomes so high that consumers will remain loyal to it even if it costs much more or its stock has depleted.
3. Helps your company to develop a recognizable identity
One piece of effective branding is that you have created an identity that can be recognized by the masses. Do you recognize all of the logos on the rest stop sign when driving on the highway? If yes, it means that that brand has done a good job in developing a recognizable brand identity. If you have made the products or services of your brand to represent something specific, your consumers will expect that consistency for all of your products/services. For example, Coach is a highly recognizable brand, and their products are identified as a high-end and good-quality alternative.
4. Makes your consumers view you in a certain way, and affects their behaviors
Being a recognized brand also comes with a lot of responsibility. People start to expect certain things from your brand, and they can turn on you just as easily if you disappoint them. An example of this would be finding out that a company that positioned themselves as a very environmentally responsible organization that prided themselves in using all green and natural products, was using artificial growth hormones on their animals, and emitting chemicals into the atmosphere. If your consumers viewed you as the way you marketed yourself (green and all natural), and you indulge in behaviors that prove otherwise, your consumers will most probably switch to a different brand no matter how loyal they had been to you previously. A strong brand also allows the transfer of the brand to new products, meaning your consumer will assume that because your brand has created the product, it will be as good as their other products that they love so much.
5. Distinguishes your company from competitors
This simply means that your entire brand make-up including products, designs, logo, and overall mission is unique to other companies in your field. Making sure to stand-out is important, especially in such a saturated market. A great example of a company that has made their brand distinguishable from their competitors is Apple. Not only do they develop high-tech and highly functional unique products, but they are the people that other brands mimic. Their products are so unique from their “competitors” that it almost seems as though they aren’t competing. Apple and HP are both computer companies, but Apple products are so different from other computer products that they almost can’t be lumped in the same category.
The age old advice that our parents and grandparents have drilled into our heads, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” is nice in theory, but as hard as we try not to, the book’s cover will always be judged first.
Web design is a great example of this theory. Aesthetically pleasing and well-formatted design is judged to be more professional and more credible as a business that people would feel comfortable collaborating with.
Answer me this:
Would you rather do business with this company?
or this one?
Good businesses outcomes go hand-and-hand with well-designed websites and collateral. It’s so important to represent your business online and on paper in a way that you would present yourself in person to a prospective client or employee. You wouldn’t (hopefully) show up to a job interview in sweatpants and a t-shirt—exactly like you shouldn’t skimp out on the appearance of your Website because that is often the first way in which prospective clients will be introduced to your brand.
Good design helps business solve complex situations with creative solutions. To create value, remain competitive and gain customer trust and loyalty, web design is integral. Good Web design can represent your company in a multitude of ways. Say you’re a construction company that specializes in architectural exploration. Your Web site can mirror that idea by replicating the innovative and modern design style that you create in your buildings.
Creating a Website in a way that represents your company is critical in establishing your brand as a competitor and as a reputable contender in your field. Communicating this frame of mind through your Website through visual language is a great way to get the public to understand that you value your brand, and aim to portray that through each medium.
Good design is a crucial asset to your brand that is most effective when applied early in corporate business plans, not as the cherry on the sundae.
1. Your Site Looks Unprofessional
Your Website visitors are going to decide whether or not your brand is reputable and trustworthy within seconds of viewing your home page. Web designers have the experience and the understanding of what your customers will be looking for upon arrival. Aesthetics and creating a user-friendly interface are issues that they are experts in, so if your site isn’t getting the traffic that you’d hoped, consider rethinking the look and feel of your site and consulting with a professional for their opinion.
2. Your Site Isn’t Interactive and Engaging
It is important to spell out everything for your viewers. Web designers will work to simplify information so that your clients can find the “about us” section or the “contact us” section as quickly and easily as possible. Is there an appropriate ratio of visuals to words? People want to know the quick background and major concepts of your work—if they want to read a book, they will go to the bookstore.
3. Your Navigation Links are Long and Complicated
Navigation links should be short, descriptive, and specific. Where the link directs you when you click on it should be completely in sync with the navigation link verbage. Web designers will be able to show you the standard practices of building a functional website, with effective inbound/outbound navigation links.
4. The Information on Your Site is Dated
If your website is still promoting events that happened last month, how are your viewers supposed to trust the rest of the information displayed on your site? Web designers can create a website that can be easily updated by you or themselves. Creating a fairly uncomplicated interface for their client is something that designers are very good at—a lot of people don’t want to spend the extra money to have their site maintained by an outside source (which is fine), so it is important to get an experienced designer to walk you through the steps to maintain the backside of your site.
5. The Pictures on Your Site Aren’t Optimized
If your website is full of large pictures that take forever to download looking pixelated and/or warped once they do, don’t expect your viewers to stick around. Web designers know exactly how to optimize images on your website, helping it to operate smoother and faster.
6. Your Text is Hard to Read
Computer screen reading is hard enough on the eyes; don’t make it any harder by writing large amounts of text. You should always keep your writing short and sweet for maximum readability and blocks of text should never be more than 12-15 words long, and 3 to 5 lines long. Web designers will help you to get the most out of your text, finding the most effective balance between content and design.
7. If Your Site is Hosted on a Free Site
Free hosting puts other businesses’ ad banners on top of your site…do you really want to be advertising for another company on your own site? Hosting on a free site also dramatically slows the loading time on your site, frustrating your readers and discouraging them from staying.
8. If Your Site Can’t be Found Through Search Engines
No site, no business. Web designers will work with the web coder to make sure your site is search engine optimized and has the appropriate keywords to ensure that you will be as close to the top of a Google, or other search engine search, as possible.
9. If You Don’t Have Navigation Links at the Top and Bottom of Your Site
People don’t like to be bothered to scroll down to the bottom of your home page to find the “about us” or the “contact us” links. It is the web designer’s job to make it easier for your viewers to get to the desired area of your site.
10. Your Text Goes On…and On…and On…
The body text on your site should be easy for your users to read. A web designer can create balance between space, text and images, so that your viewer will see and read only the most important information to give them a basis for conversation when they call in for your product or services.
Any device that connects to the internet has what’s known as an “IP address,” or “Internet Protocal address;” think of it as the digital version of your home address. Just as your house needs an address so that people and mail know how to get there, so too does your computer/smartphone/other device. However, rather than something like “123 Main Street, Anytown, USA,” your computer’s address comes – or used to come until today – in the form of 12 numbers, separated into 4 groups of three numbers separated by periods (“123.456.789.012,” for example). Every device in the world has a unique address in this format; it’s how the device is able to send and receive information, just like sending and receiving mail or packages to and from your home. This is known as the IPv4 format, since there are 4 groups of numbers (or “octets,” as they’re called).
So what is IPv6, then? Well, even though there are a heck of a lot of number combinations when using 12 places, there are also a heck of a lot of internet-connected devices out there in the world – so many, in fact, that we’re really, really close to using up all of the possible combinations of numbers already. That’s where the new protocol, IPv6, comes in. This new protocol enables computers and internet-enabled devices to use a new address that has 6 “octets” instead of four (“123.456.789.012.345.678,” for example). Clearly, this makes millions of new IP addresses available for public consumption and ensures that we – and all of our toys – can stay connected for the foreseeable future.
Hello everyone! Viral Technologies is proud to announce the launch of our new and improved Web site! With a new look and a few new additions to our company, we are looking forward to the growth of our business and the onset of summer! Check out the new site here where you’ll notice our clean, sleek new color palette and interface.
Hope you all enjoy it! Give us a call 1-855-718-4725 or drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to ask us about our innovative and advanced intelligence/social media/SEO/graphic/Web design services!
The way your brand is portrayed on the Web is critical to your image as a reputable and modern company. It is no secret that a complex, and aesthetically pleasing website, will bring in more traffic than an outdated and unoriginal site. At Viral Technologies, we are dedicated to creating a custom web site/graphic design for your brand. When you are having trouble putting into words what you want, we have the experience to translate your ideas into an attractive and compelling brand representation.
Brand Management Services:
-Social Media Design and Integration
-Optimization to Latest Web Standards