Sticky Branding

The Mandate

  • Increase newsletter subscriptions.
  • Make the site clean, clear, and responsive for mobile devices.

The Solution

  • Custom WordPress template, with special attention paid to current design trends of larger fonts, extra white space, and vivid hero images.
  • These design choices were echoed in the Mailchimp newsletter template.

The Win

  • 400% increase in email subscribers
  • 38% increase in unique visitors
  • 129% increase in average duration on the site
  • Bounce rate fell from 86% to 35%

Design & Develop is one of the strongest Web development shops I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Paul and Opal are a dynamic duo. Paul brings forward a strong design sense that is practical and business focused. Opal is an excellent Web developer with superior project management skills. I have brought them several projects, and they’ve all be completed on-time, on-budget and above expectations. For example, they created my latest website, and within in 30 days of launching the site my stats soared: 400% increase in email subscribers, 38% increase in unique visitors, 129% increase in average duration on the site, and the bounce rate fell from 86% to 35%. If you need to take your website to the next level I encourage you to chat with Design & Develop.

Jeremy Miller, CEO, Sticky Branding

Razzball

The Mandate

  • Make us look professional and just plain awesome. Our design should reflect our content and subject matter (Fantasy Sports).
  • Bring 4 separate WordPress sites into a single WordPress Multisite installation to make management easier. Retain user accounts, author credentials, and inbound links.
  • Streamline social media efforts.
  • Increase ad revenue.

The Solution

  • A set of logos to represent each sport blog.
  • A custom WordPress template with flexible settings to customize the look for each sport.
  • Social Media assets to match the brand.

The Win

  • Ad revenue increased 10X!
  • Razzball now has a distinct, easily recognized brand.
  • Consistent appearance and functionality across all Razzball sites.
  • Simplified site management and maintenance.

I charged Design & Develop with a seemingly impossible task, because all I knew is I wanted our site to be better.  Yes, I’m the worst kind of customer.  The kind that knows they want something better, but doesn’t know how to tell the designers exactly what that is.  Opal and Paul held my hand and walked me through how things can ‘be better’ and — voila! — they did it!  On top of that, I’m sure they have a ton of customers, but they always made me feel like I was number one.  I say, nay, they’re number one!

Grey Albright, CEO, Razzball

Mackinac Bluffs Maple Farms

The Mandate

  • Give our premium brand a professional appearance.
  • Make our packaging attractive to tourists.

The Solution

  • Fresh new logo.
  • Bottle artwork for printed labels and direct screening.
  • Bottle tags.

The Win

  • Landed a prime display location in Sadie's Ice cream Parlor at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
  • Became a featured ice cream topping at Sadie's.

Caregiving Matters

The Mandate

  • Create a brand to reflect and speak to caregivers of all ages.
  • Build a flexible site to educate caregivers and share their stories.

The Solution

  • Full branding and collateral package, including logo, letterhead, business cards, and DVD labels.
  • Tradeshow banners and individual event assets.
  • WordPress website with custom post types for unique content.

The Win

  • Multiple Government of Ontario and Government of Canada grants awarded to the charity.
  • Professional appearance assists greatly with sponsors and networking.

Simply the best.  We have worked with Design & Develop for 6 + years.  We cannot praise them enough! Everything that they do is professional and exceeds expectations. I cannot ever image not working with them. We count on them for all of our marketing materials and our website design, maintenance and updates.  They are reliable, honest and often times just brilliant.  I dare you to find a better partner – yes, think of them as a partner, one who helps you succeed!

Mary Bart, Chair, Caregiving Matters
 

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