WordCamp Scranton

Speaking at the First WordCamp Scranton

This past weekend, Scranton, Pennsylvania held its first ever WordCamp. Organized by Joe Casabona and Phil Erb, the WordPress-focused event was equal parts fun and educational. Given that we use WordPress as our sole platform for building websites, we are delighted when we can give back to the community that surrounds the open source software.  Continue reading »

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Lauren Pittenger speaking at WordCamp Philly 2015

WordCamp Philly 2015: Giving Back to the Community

We are delighted to report that, by all accounts, WordCamp Philly 2015 was a resounding success. The attendees, speakers, volunteers and sponsors all shared wonderful feedback about the quality, professionalism and friendly atmosphere of Philadelphia’s leading yearly WordPress conference. Continue reading »

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LBDesign Mobile-Friendly Search Result

Google’s New Mobile Friendly Preference

In an effort to make internet usage more pleasant for the mobile visitor, Google has begun rolling out a change to its mobile search rankings. This change, which came into effect on 21-April-2015, gives priority to those web pages which are considered mobile-friendly. Continue reading »

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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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