Designing to fit your medium-device differences and responsive strategies for your website

Posted by Shane Niederklein on Dec 3, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Fewer things are more likely to make a perfectly reasonable human being hurl their device across the room faster than an aggravating, user-unfriendly experience. With our proclivity to change devices to look at particular sites in different ways, responsive design can make or break the experience for the user. And, while you may expect that every site you come into contact with should work breezily on any device you own, it’s unfortunately not the case. There are still quite a few websites out there in their unresponsive state, which could use an upgrade to their experience for the sake of mobile devices everywhere.

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Topics: Branding, Social Media Management, Web Design, The Mobile Economy, Design Forward Thinking

Cowboys and Contractors Need Marketing Too

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Nov 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Across the country, there is a unique class of folks that stand out as anomalies from the digitized masses. They aren't hard to recognize. Often, they're using aging tech or a non-smartphone, they would rather get dirt under their fingernails than be on social media and have little to no idea what a meme is. Often referred to in the marketing world by the kind euphemism of late adopters, this group of hard-working, rarely online folks typically has some of the sparsest resources when it comes to their marketing, design, and demand generation. 

They tend to occupy more trade, agricultural, and specialized skill forms of business, be it guiding, farming, construction, charter services, commercial supply, or more industrial-focused work. For many of these people, they have the "been doing it this way for 30 years, and it's worked well for me" byline, and business typically comes from a real word of mouth route. But, like all good things, the days may be numbered for continuing this way in a world going ever faster and faster toward the interconnection of things. Today we're looking at why every single individual, even these late adopters, can benefit from a strong marketing game.

 

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Topics: Branding, Social Media Management, Marketing Strategy, Web Design, Marketing Methodology, Digital Strategy

Lettering and Illustration: The Return Hand Drawn Design

Posted by Katie Pierce on Nov 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As long as people have kept written records, they have been using intricate designs to accent their words. The art of beautiful penmanship and decorative letterforms are prevalent in Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese art. It doesn't take a Master Penmen to look at our country's Declaration of Independence or the Constitution to see the unique brilliance of hand-drawn excellence. While ink and quill are not as commonplace today, pen and ink and Apple Pencil and tablet have become the new mediums for that hand-lettered touch.

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Topics: Branding, Branded Content, Digital Strategy, Design Forward Thinking

The Why, How and What of Minimalist Design

Posted by Katie Pierce on Nov 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Quite often, the objects we encounter every day are laden with history and reason, and we are unaware of it. It's understandable. For starters, we're busy guys and girls. Not to mention, we can't possibly be walking, talking experts on the reason, historical context, and functionality behind everything we touch in our world. To quote an icon, "...ain't nobody got time for that." 

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Topics: Branding, Brand Evangelism, Design Forward Thinking

The Most Clickable CTAs We've Ever Seen

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Nov 26, 2018 7:50:00 AM

If you have ever done any digital marketing you know how valuable a good call-to-action (CTA) is. Let's face it, if you've been on the internet you've probably experienced how valuable a good CTA can be, even if you didn't know what a CTA was. CTAs are those cleverly designed buttons that get you to click through and do something. The objective of a well designed CTA is to capture leads, and there isn't just one way to make this happen. So we took a look around the internet to pull together examples of the most clickable CTAs out there.

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Topics: Branding, Web Analytics and Tracking

Why Every Business Needs To Start Using Video Marketing

Posted by Justin Brown on Nov 16, 2018 8:13:00 AM

Starting to create marketing videos can be a scary thought - expensive equipment, fine-tuned skills, or even rejection. Taking this leap into the world of video does involve risks but they might not be as intimidating as you think. Plus, video can offer some impressive and unrealized marketing potential. Continue reading to find out why your business NEEDS to start using video marketing.

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Topics: Branding, Marketing Strategy, Creating Content/ Copywriting

Build Customer Loyalty for Your Business

Posted by Haley Walter on Oct 26, 2018 7:47:00 AM

Customer loyalty is a term that gets used a lot. You know it's important to the success of your company, you know it's something you should invest in, but where do you get started? If you are looking for the best way to get your customer loyalty program off the ground or are just looking for improvements you can make to your already existing program, this is for you!

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Topics: Branding, Marketing Strategy

Using Pinterest For Your Inbound Strategy Isn't Just a Crock(Pot Recipe)

Posted by Lena Haines on Aug 24, 2018 11:50:41 AM

Pinterest isn’t just for mom’s looking to plan crock-pot recipes anymore. I mean, if you are a mom looking for crock-pot recipes I would recommend Pinterest. And if you’re a company looking to sell crock-pot recipes to mothers, I would also recommend Pinterest. But anymore, Pinterest is so much more than just those crock-pot recipes. 

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Topics: Branding, Social Media Management, Marketing Strategy

Project Profile: Computer Science Vinyl Installation

Posted by Alexa Audet on Jul 6, 2017 4:17:05 PM

For many of us at Prime Incorporated, Montana State University is our alma mater so we love opportunities to be a part of projects on campus.

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Topics: Branding

Prime Perspectives | Frequent Marketing Mistakes

Posted by Alexa Audet on Jun 14, 2017 9:15:00 AM

In an effort to share some thoughts about our profession, we asked our team at PRIME a few questions about marketing and design and collected their answers. Our team ranges from experts on marketing strategy to graphic designers, so each answer is different. We thought this would be an interesting way to share different perspectives on a variety of topics including our opinions about the most frequent marketing mistakes made.

These are the responses.

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Topics: Branding, Prime Culture

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