Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Anyone Can Build Apps for Android

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Yesterday, Google announced its newest breakthrough for mobile phone technology. The new tool called “App Inventor” allows anyone to create applications for Google’s Android mobile platform, even people who have zero programming experience.

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BridgeWorks Custom Facebook Tabs

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Most businesses by now know the massive power of social networking. That’s why here at BridgeWorks we specialize in custom Facebook tabs, applications, and design. Custom tabs can add a unique style and personality to your organization’s Facebook Fan Page; allowing your customers to connect and maintain a close relationship.

Our first custom design Facebook project was Banshee Bungee. This extreme bungee cord allows all board sports including snowboarding, skating, and skimboarding, to reach new levels of speed and distance. We took their innovative product design and created fully customized tabs complete with video, contests, and radical imagery. See Banshee Bungee’s newly developed Fan Page today and imagine what a customized Facebook fan page can do for your business!

Where Will Consumers Spend Their Holiday Money?

Monday, November 30th, 2009

As the Thanksgiving holiday comes to a close, businesses are preparing for the winter shopping season. Last year consumer holiday spending was at a record low. This year is forecasted to have a slight improvement but businesses should be aware that this increase doesn’t guarantee to get them out of the red. So with little valuable room for mistakes, find out where and what consumers are planning to spend their money on.

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What your Facebook Page is Missing

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

From Pizza Hut, celebrities, to Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, it seems that almost every business is on Facebook. Although just because a business is on the number one social networking site, it doesn’t mean that an organization will instantly gain an excellent reputation and increase sales. Facebook is emerging with new applications and functions that all businesses should take advantage of if they truly want to capture the power of social networking.

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Where Your Retail Business Spend its Advertising Dollars This Holiday Season

Friday, November 6th, 2009

The air is getting colder, the Christmas decorations are coming out, and it’s time for your online retail business to start gearing up for the holiday season. With the holiday sales forecasted to grow at the slowest pace in 6 years, many retailers are re-budgeting their marketing expenses to make sure they don’t fall below the line. This blink 2.2% expected growth from last year has all retailers on and off line worried. If you think pouring more money into your search engine accounts will be the quickest, easiest cost-effective method, think again.

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Takeashower.com Gets New Features

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

At BridgeWorks Creative we are always striving to improve our client’s websites with intuitive and interactive features. In an effort to help users find the shower head they need we have added several flash features to Water Management’s takeashower.com. Custom animations along with a large array of pictures and a detailed description lead customers to purchase the spa shower head. When you have a premium product like this the most important thing is to provide as much quality information as possible so there are no questions left unanswered.

We have also designed a flash feature to help users decide which shower head is right for them. The shower head buyers guide helps customers determine which head is right for them based upon their current water pressure and the aesthetics of their bathroom. Being helpful and meeting the needs of the customer is the most important part of successful eCommerce. This can significantly boost conversion ratio and in turn lead to better sales.

Water Management sells shower heads that will improve your shower and have you looking forward to stepping in each morning, especially if you have low water pressure. Check out their products at takeashower.com and note the huge number of customer testimonials all over the site, all of which were unsolicited.

Four Rules to a Thriving Ecommerce

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Everything can be bought online today and now people are realizing it. According to Nielsen Media, last year 85% of the global online population used the internet to make a purchase. From electronics to real estate, an online consumer can find and compare products and services side by side to get the best results for their needs; whether it is price, quality, size, color, or location. Not only do online shoppers get the best product, they get it conveniently in the comfort of their homes, also saving precious time. With as many people searching online to purchase a product or service, there are just as many businesses online trying to sell. Even if you have a superior product, if your ecommerce site doesn’t stand out, you won’t have a chance to gain customers. Over the next few weeks, we will share with you the 4 rules to make your ecommerce site thrive amongst its competitors and how to gain and keep customers in the process.

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BridgeWorks Creative Launches Essential Cane

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

BridgeWorks Creative launched www.essentialcane.com as part of an overall internet marketing strategy for FlavorStorm. BridgeWorks Creative is working closely with FlavorStorm to create www.flavorstorm.com and a strategy to make an effective ecommerce website that is both user friendly and admin sensitive. This site should be launched in the next couple of months.

See Essential cane at www.essentialcane.com

BridgeWorks Creative Launches Broderick Group

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

BridgeWorks Creative launched Broderick Group last week. Broderick Group is one of the largest Commercial Real Estate Companies in the Greater Seattle area. They specialize in Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, and User / Investment sales for some of the largest companies in that area. They work with companies from Nintendo USA, Hines Real Estate, NordStrom, Pokemon, and many more.

BridgeWorks Creative created a unique and original design that portrayed the professionalism and image of Broderick Group in the Greater Seattle area. They also completed a custom Available Property front end and back end system that is both user friendly for the consumers and admin.

Broderick Group can now send companies to their website and have them search in an organized manner with the Available Properties search tool, or research Broderick Group and their Brokers.

Please visit www.broderickgroup.com to see their website in action. If you have any questions about the design or functionality please call BridgeWorks Creative.

Google Says

Monday, December 1st, 2008

In a recent articles Google had this to say about Online Marketing

“Marketing is more important than ever. 94% of CMOs believe that ‘a tough economic period is precisely the time when marketing plays a key role.” (Epsilon, “Epsilon CMO Survey,” September, 2008)

“Consumers will look online more. This year has seen a 10% increase in people who research online before buying in the store (Vertis Communications, “Customer Focus 2008: Holiday Retail Study,” October 2008). Additionally, Compete Inc. reports a 21.8% growth online search queries from last year to this year.” (Compete Inc. “September 2008 Search Volume”. Additional Calculation based on data cited in Compete Data Hub, October 30, 2008)

“Search Advertising is particularly valuable now. 83% of search advertisers plan to maintain or increase their marketing spend in the next 12 months.” (JupiterResearch, “Large-scale Paid Search: Challenges and Opportunities” commissioned by Marin Software, October 2008 as cited by Search Engine Land, October 15, 2008)

“Online consumer spending will continue to grow. Retail spending is expected to increase by 1.5% by the end of this year (U.S. Department of Commerce and TNS Retail Forward as cited in Press releases, September 17, 2008), but online spending is expected to increase by 12%” (Forrester Research Inc. “Outlook For US Online Holiday Sales, 2008,” October, 2008)

© 2008 BridgeWorks Creative, inc. BridgeWorks Creative excels at graphic design, web design/development and internet marketing solutions with elements such as; brand identity, logo design, advertising and print collateral,
eCommerce shopping cart solutions, content management systems, database design and implementation, interactive marketing
strategies, search engine optimization (SEO), rich internet applications and Flash animation.