Avenue 25 - Advertising and Design

Hi, I'm Alicia

I'm Alicia - your Online Marketing Manager at Avenue 25. I'm the resident #GeekGirl with a deep love of SEO, online marketing, social media and design. Transplanted but not entirely removed from my L.A. roots, completely enamored with my previous home of Portland, Oregon #KeepPortlandWeird and now a 4-year resident of Phoenix, Arizona. Online [Internet] marketing is a dynamic and challenging field…

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Hi, I'm Alicia

Top 5 Reasons We Love our Clients

5. They value what we do Now don’t get me wrong….we have definitely had our fair share of uneducated types come through the door.  Fortunately, our 24-year history has taught us to identify the big red flags and stay far away from those who still think that a flyer can look professional by using Word and changing up a few font types and sizes. Not only do our clients value what we do, they trust us…

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Top 5 Reasons We Love our Clients

Avenue 25 Lingo: Web Edition Part 1

We all have some jargon we use in our everyday work and personal lives. Here is a bit of what you might hear at Avenue 25 when talking to us about web work. Domain [doh-meyn] It's what you type into your browser to get to the site you want. Google.com, Facebook.com, Ave25.com - those are all domain names. Hosting [hohs-ting] This is where your website lives. It's likely a large computer in some underground…

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Avenue 25 Lingo: Web Edition Part 1

Avenue 25’s Favorite Life Hacks, Part 5

We know you love the life hacks!  These our tried and true, tips and tricks to make all of our crazy worlds a little more simple to navigate. Our Senior Art Director, Rob Tinsman, shares with us his recent success with a recipe for one tough cleaning job! Check out his results in these before and after photos, and his first-hand report below. I didn't have a scrub brush but did have a cut piece of…

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Avenue 25’s Favorite Life Hacks, Part 5

Sales 101 – Be Honest!

I started cold calling as a media rep for the NBC affiliated station in Monterey 14 years ago. My job was to convince advertisers to spend their advertising dollars with our station. I had no experience in media sales, business consulting, advertising or really anything, since I was all of 20 years old. Yet, I honestly believed without a shadow of a doubt, that it was in every business owner’s best…

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Sales 101 – Be Honest!

Our biggest secret for designing an effective website

You don’t have to be totally unique. In fact, standing apart for the sake of being different can really hurt your site’s effectiveness if that’s all you’re focused on. A well designed site really doesn’t even need to be pretty to be effective It’s true that you need to stand out and look different from the rest. The problem is that some web designers take it a little too far, and they design a site…

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Our biggest secret for designing an effective website

Commercials are not for bathroom breaks

3 minutes remaining in the half, Seahawks ball at midfield. 3rd and 1. Shotgun, trips right. Jermaine Kearse in the slot, Russell Wilson calls for the snap. It's high. Wilson scoops it off the ground. Breaks a tackle, rolling left. Wilson fires deep to the left side of the endzone! Kearse has a step! HE DIVES! TOUCHDOWN! Replays ensue. Extra point good. Now for a commercial break. It's not really…

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Commercials are not for bathroom breaks

Social Media: Do you really need it?

I’ve always maintained that the only thing worse than not having a Facebook page is having a dusty one. After all, what’s the point in setting up all your social media networks if you don’t have the time and resources to invest in them? As we move forward in 2015, it’s time to take a step back and look at the big picture. Not only is this the year Marty McFly visits us from Back to the Future Part…

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Social Media: Do you really need it?

Avenue 25’s Favorite Life Hacks, Part 4

It may not be springtime yet, but the start of the new year is a great time to focus on cleaning!  No, it is not an exciting topic for most but I know we all feel better when things are, well, just not so dirty anymore.  This clean-themed edition of Avenue 25’s favorite life hacks has some great tips to minimize the effort and maximize the results. AT THE OFFICE Keyboards collect dust and all kinds…

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Avenue 25’s Favorite Life Hacks, Part 4

Time Balls and Other Things (Pickles and Tacos!) that will Drop Tonight

Ah, New Year’s Eve. The closing out of another chapter. Out with the old, in with the new. A time to reflect as well as project… feel free to insert your own nostalgic/hopeful thoughts here.  Whether we are still December-holiday partying with friends and family or enjoying some cozy, quiet down-time tonight, it is nice to have a moment to look back as well as look forward.  And fortunately we have…

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Time Balls and Other Things (Pickles and Tacos!) that will Drop Tonight