Avenue 25 - Advertising and Design

SEO Tips for your YouTube videos Part 1

Did you know that your YouTube video can be a powerful online marketing tool? Not only can it be informative and helpful to your clients and customers, but when optimized properly, that video could appear on page one of Google, just like your website. It will also lead people to your site and boost your website’s SEO as well. Simply uploading up your video to YouTube should not be the end of your…

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SEO Tips for your YouTube videos Part 1

Websites Get Kidnapped Every Day

Yes, taken and held hostage or simply disappear. Websites get designed, built and launched for businesses and everything is great. Until it isn't. Imagine this: you decide to hire a firm to develop a new website for your business. You do some research to make sure you are choosing a company that does good work. They have a website themselves that looks nice and the pricing was terrific. You put a big…

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Websites Get Kidnapped Every Day

Avenue 25 Lingo: Graphic Design Edition

Graphic design lingo can often be confusing to those outside of the industry. And it’s likely that at some point or another, you’ll find yourself in need of some graphic design services. Here’s a list of some commonly used terms you might come across: CMYK/RGB (See-Em-Why-Kay / Are-Gee-Bee) These are two types of color modes. CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black, and is used in print.…

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Avenue 25 Lingo: Graphic Design Edition

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