Fall is almost here and things are going great at Big Boom Design. We have had some exciting developments that are making business more streamlined. This means that things are only going to get better for your business’ website. Inside this issue of our Newsletter we will discuss what’s new, including:
We have moved to a new office in the Small Business Center, a.k.a. “The Incubator,” at the Enka-Candler campus of AB Tech Community College. This exciting change has improved the functionality of our business enormously. Because of our new central location, we are streamlining our workflow in a way that makes us more accessible to clients.
We have settled in nicely here at the Incubator and look forward to all the possibilities that this new home will provide. If you need to find us, we are located at:
1465 Sandhill Road
Suites 1024 and 1026
Candler, NC 28715
New Clients and New Websites
Mark Strom is a master wood carver with over 30 years of experience. His work is a beautiful mix of architectural structure and organic beauty. He creates a variety of different wooden objects that he displays in galleries and offers on commission. We have created a site for him where people can view his spectacular work at www.stromcarver.com
Oldcastle Surfaces has been a leading name in manufacturing counter-tops for over 25 years. Their various locations throughout the southeast have a variety of the highest quality natural stone and manufactured counter-tops. We’ve created a new site for them to highlight all the different aspects of their business at www.oldcastlesurfaces.com
Lazybirds is a quartet band with roots in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. They have a classic American sound with hints of blues, jazz, country and ragtime. Doc Watson loves them and we are enjoying having them on board. Check them out at www.lazybirds.net
We’ve been working with the High County Host for a long time, but recently, we have collaborated with them to create a new group of satellite websites to help track all of the fun “Journeys” of the High Country. In addition to www.highcountryhost.com, we have created www.highcountryparkway.com and www.skithehighcounty.com, and will be creating more for them soon. The main focus of this project is to help create more downstream traffic to the businesses that help support the High Country Host.
The Hayes Center in Blowing Rock was created to promote the advancement of cultural arts in the High Country. This beautiful auditorium has been housing wonderful performances and events for years. The website (www.hayescenter.org) that we have created for them will showcase all of their current and past productions, and keep their audiences informed of the work that this great organization does.
Big Boom Design has also launched a new blog site that has been created with all of our clients in mind. As you know, our business is unique in that we want you to be completely informed in how maintain your website. Because of this, your education on WordPress or Joomla is crucial to maintaining your website. We’ve created a blog site at www.bigboomdesign.com/blog to help you keep up-to-date on your site. Here you will find helpful videos and tutorials to show you how things function within our design platforms. We hope that you will use this blog to answer questions that you may have about your site design.
Facebook Landing Pages
As new technology develops, it is our job at Big Boom Design to keep evolving our services to keep our clients’ businesses as innovative as possible. Something that is paramount these days is Social Media. As Facebook continues to become a more integral part of business, it is important to know how to adapt your website to these ever changing developments. As of March 10, we have been creating personalized, embedded websites within Facebook to help your potential clientele have better access to your business. To see one of these new embedded websites, check out the High Country Host’s Facebook page for Accommodations.
QR Code Integration
In addition, as mobile technology grows, businesses’ websites need to become more mobile-friendly. QR codes are becoming a very popular way to integrate your traditional print media marketing with your website. Attached to this email, you will find a unique QR code specific to your business and website. If you are interested in learning more about how to directly incorporate QR codes into your marketing efforts, contact Big Boom Design today.
Time Lapse Video
Another new development that we have been toying around with lately is time-lapse photography. We’ve been brainstorming all the fun ways that this can be used for our clients, and will continue to keep you informed of how to integrate this new service into your websites. To see an example of one of our most recent time- lapse videos, visit our YouTube page.
Meet Carly and Luke
As our business grows, so does the Big Boom Family. Carly Deyton is the new Director of Content and Media. She moved to Asheville from Georgia this past December to start a new chapter in her life, filled with the outdoors, running, yoga, music, photography, friends, family and her yellow lab, Cappie. She is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, and is excited to uncover all the adventure that Asheville can offer.
Luke VanHoy, who hails from Union Grove, North Carolina, is our newest Graphic Designer. He attended Mitchell Community College where he earned his degree in Fine Arts. Luke enjoys most forms of art, but especially wood working, sculpture and digital media. When he isn’t hard at work at Big Boom Design, he likes snowboarding, skateboarding, camping and hanging out with his friends.