Website strategy for Non-profits: a webinar

Website Strategy for Nonprofits: A Webinar Series with Tech Impact

Later this week, our own Liam Dempsey will be giving the second webinar in a five-part series entitled Effective Website Strategies for Non-Profits. The series is being offered and hosted by Tech Impact, a nationally-focused non-profit that delivers IT solutions and cloud services to charities and non-profits. Continue reading »

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Women in Tech Summit

Reflecting on Philly Women in Technology Summit

Now in its fourth year, the Philly Women in Technology Summit provided a powerful connection between supporting women who are currently working in technology and supporting adolescent girls who want to enter the industry. As the main fundraiser for TechGirlz, the summit raised $35,000 for this local non-profit dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology jobs.

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Prestige Conference

Lauren’s Top Three Prestige Conference Takeaways

Last month I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend Prestige Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a focus on business and career development, I heard presentations from some of the top leaders in the WordPress community such as Jake Goldman of 10Up, April Downing of WP Engine and Cory Miller of iThemes, among others. It was a lot of fun and definitely worth the trip across the country. Continue reading »

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Prestige Conference

On the Road: Prestige Conference + WordCamp Lancaster

With the cold months of winter upon us, the little team at LBDesign decided to get to out-of-town industry conferences. Lauren Pittenger was the smarter of the two as she booked flights for Las Vegas. Liam Dempsey only managed to pick-up a speaking opportunity at a conference less than an hour away. Continue reading »

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Our newsletter open rates topped 51%!

Celebrating One Year of Our Digital Newsletter

When we first set out to create and publish a newsletter for LBDesign, we knew it would be a challenge. The stories of failed small business newsletters are aplenty. Yet, we also appreciate that a great number of businesses use newsletters as part of their marketing plan. We tasked ourselves with creating a newsletter service that would be easy for us to manage, fun to produce and that delivered significant returns on investment. As we celebrate the one year anniversary of our newsletter, we are delighted to report that we succeeded on every account. Continue reading »

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Liam Dempsey at the Philly burbs WordPress Meetup

Contributing to the WordPress Community

As a communications design consultancy, we are big fans of WordPress. We use it every day, making new websites for our clients and maintaining client sites that we’ve built and even some that we have not. While we appreciate the quality of WordPress as a content management system, it is the community around the software that most endears us to WordPress. Continue reading »

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Mailchimp

Our Email Marketing Case Study

In October 2014, Liam Dempsey was invited to join one of the hosts of the Chester County Marketing Group in an episode of their weekly OnAir shows. Carla Wilson and Jeff Tincher were interested in learning how LBDesign was able to generate open rates as high as 50% with our monthly newsletter. Continue reading »

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Lauren Pittenger

Hello, Hello; Goodbye, Good Luck!

If life is a train journey, then this month at LBDesign feels like an “All change!” moment. We are delighted to welcome Lauren Pittenger to our little team. At the same time we’re sad to see our long time friend and colleague, Ngaire Ackerley, head off around the world. Continue reading »

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Dradcast

Hosting the Dradcast

In case you missed it, we thought we’d let people know that Liam Dempsey recently hosted the Dradcast. The Dradcast is a WordPress-focused video podcast run by Brad Williams and Dre Armeda, leaders in the WordPress community. WordPress currently powers about 20% of the internet. Continue reading »

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WordCamp Philly 2014

Speaking at WordCamp Philly and WordCamp Bournemouth

As many of our friends and clients know, we’re big fans of WordPress. We play an active role in the WordPress community. We co-organize both the Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup and the London WordPress Meetup. We’re now excited to announce that we’ll be speaking at both WordCamp Philly 2014 and at WordCamp Bournemouth UK 2014. Continue reading »

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