Finding your brand essence

2015-07-07

From the blog of Seth Godin I got an email from someone who had hired a consulting firm to help his company find their true brand selves. They failed. He failed. He asked me if I could recommend a better [consulting firm]. My answer: The problem isn’t the consultant, it’s the fact that if you have to […]

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How to Market Your Business With Facebook

2015-07-07

Business owner, you might want to friend Facebook. A growing number of businesses are making Facebook an indispensible part of hanging out their shingles. Small businesses are using it to find new customers, build online communities of fans and dig into gold mines of demographic information. “You need to be where your customers are and […]

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New Rules For Social Media

2015-07-07

“A new study from consulting firm Kasina came out this week revealing asset management firms’ use of social media. According to the study, 39% of firms are on LinkedIn, and between 20% and 25% are on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Even more interesting, while a whopping 84% of asset management firms believe social media will have a […]

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How Much is Too Much?

2015-07-07

Have you ever visited a website and been bombarded with information? You know what I’m talking about… a website that is so packed with content it probably could have its own episode of Hoarders.  The average website visitor won’t spend a large amount of time digging through all the pages of a website.  Often, when […]

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Creating a Corporate Brand Identity

2015-07-07

Good graphic / logo design does not create itself. It takes research, time, talent, and a lot of work. The web is cluttered with thousands of designers that flaunt quick turnaround and cheap prices – and quick and cheap is exactly what they provide. Here at AltaStreet, we take pride in every graphic / logo […]

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Why mobile matters

2015-07-07

It’s very easy for those of us working with the financial industry to ignore the growing trend of mobile usage with a simple excuse: the financial industry is slow to adopt new technologies.  And for the most part this is true.  But even slow adoption leads to adoption eventually.  And in the case of mobile, […]

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Which hosting plan is right for me?

2015-07-07

AltaStreet offers two hosting packages, a basic plan and premium plan.  This post will explain the differences between the two, and give some suggestions as to which might be right for you. Hosting Plans   Basic Premium Unlimited website support Content updates – 6 hours (per year) 100MB disk space 10GB bandwidth Unlimited website support […]

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Hiring a designer? Eight things to look for

2015-07-07

From bamagazine.com: Dear readers: A colleague — a non-designer — wrote to me last week asking for help in hiring a “creative services lead” to head up a new project for his business. What should he look for in a designer? Here are the eight qualities I like. Read the original article

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Building a Successful Brand

2015-07-07

I recently revisited a book I’d read some time ago called Why Johnny Can’t Brand, and was reminded of some important concepts.  If you’re looking to strengthen your brand, here’s a quick review of some aspects of your business that you might need to re-evaluate. In his book, Bill Schley emphasizes the importance of establishing […]

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Website Marketing for the Financial Industry

2015-07-07

If you operate a bank, credit union, insurance agency, or Investment Company, your business can gain significant exposure through financial services advertising and marketing. A creative websites can attract new customers to your brand and help differentiate your services within the marketplace. You have many choices when you decide to produce your new financial website, […]

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Page vs. Block: Organizing content in the AltaStreet CMS

2015-07-07

The AltaStreet Content Management System (CMS) is built around one simple concept: Flexibility. Our goal is to allow you to create a website that represents each of our clients’ uniqueness. Our focus on flexibility provides limitless possibilities in design, functionality, and content

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Secure passwords for your internet accounts

2015-07-07

Passwords are required for nearly everything now. I think they are so common now people tend not to keep passwords safe or strong. Here are a few tips that might make it a little easier. Let’s start with what makes a password strong. A strong password, of course, is something hard to guess. Single words […]

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Compliance Made Easy – The AltaStreet Compliance Manager

2015-07-07

One of the tools that sets AltaStreet apart from other web design companies, and makes us a favorite of broker/dealers, is our website compliance manager.  The AltaStreet Compliance Manager empowers an advisor to make all the changes they need to their website, and allows the broker-dealer to keep up with compliance.  Here are a few […]

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Questions to ask before starting your website

2015-07-06

As with any project you start, gathering essential information upfront is not only beneficial to a successful output, but will also save you plenty of headaches throughout the process. The more understanding of your desired outcome the smoother the project goes. Company-related questions Do you currently have a website? What is the URL? Describe theservices […]

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Content is King

2015-07-06

There are a lot of things to consider when starting a new website. What should it look like? How much information should be on the site? Who will be visiting the site? All of these are important things to consider; however, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the options available for your […]

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What’s the difference between a support request and content update?

2015-07-06

An important part of understanding the AltaStreet support agreement is defining what is included as a support request, compared to what is a content update.   A content update is anything that COULD be done by the client through the AltaStreet CMS, but is instead given to the AltaStreet staff to do.  This includes text […]

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Arbor Family Wealth

2015-07-06

 AltaStreet has lunched another amazing website in the financial sector, ArborFamilyWealth.com!

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5 Tips for Using the New LinkedIn Company Pages

2015-07-06

Do you want to increase your opportunities to network with customers, clients, vendors, peers, potential job candidates and even your own employees? If you’re a business of any size, you need to have a well-developed “business” presence on LinkedIn. LinkedIn recently announced an update to company pages that can help companies and small businesses to become more engaged on […]

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