An illustrated hot dog with mustard

How Do You Like Your Hot Dogs?

To celebrate National Hot Dog Month, we got a bit silly with the July 2019 issue of the LBDesign newsletter. We focused entirely on hot dogs, sharing all sorts of stories and articles about this wonderfully delicious and iconic food. We had a lot of fun with the issue, and from the feedback we received from our readers, they enjoyed it too.

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Central PA Open Source Conference

Speaking at Central PA Open Source Conference

If you’re unable to get to Pittsburgh for Abstractions II this week, you can catch Liam’s talk in Lancaster, PA in mid-September at the Central PA Open Source Conference (CPOSC). Liam’s talk for both conferences is entitled Programming Language: Learning to Present, Talk, and Ask Questions in an Inclusive Way.
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5 More Reasons to Publish a Company Newsletter

Why are you in business? Is it to make money? To serve the world in a way that matches your passions? To support your family? Whatever your reason for being in business, any successful business needs to generate revenue. To generate that revenue, you need clients who are willing to pay you. To get clients willing to pay you, you need to demonstrate that you understand their problems, and that you can help them solve them. A company newsletter is one avenue that you can use to do just that. Continue reading »

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How to Share Passwords Safely

As a marketing and design consultancy, we work very closely with our clients in their online marketing effort. We regularly need access to our clients’ accounts for their website hosting, domain name registration, and social media outlets. As such, we need our clients to safely share their account usernames and passwords with us. Emailing usernames and passwords is not safe and can lead to hacked accounts. Instead of emailing usernames and passwords, we recommend a tool called Password Pusher.

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Elect Maire Dempsey for Judge

Supporting Maire Aileen Dempsey, Democrat for Judge

We were excited to be involved in the pre-launch work for Maire Aileen Dempsey’s effort to win election for judge in Cook County, Illinois. Over the past two weeks, our office was racing to create a campaign logotype, website, and artwork for social media outlets. Working on very short deadlines, we crafted clean, clear designs that will be a key part of Maire’s political campaign in the weeks and months ahead. Continue reading »

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A sample call to action that converts

Small Changes to Website Functionality Deliver Significant Returns to Our Client

Sometimes making small changes to your website can lead to big results for your business. Not every great tale of success comes with a big bill to fund that growth. As a marketing agency, we want to share the details of one of our smaller website marketing projects that delivered significant results for our client.

Working with a boutique law firm in the American Midwest, we undertook a holistic (but small scale) approach to research and optimize the site so as to grow the firm’s client base.

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5 Reasons to Publish a Company Newsletter

As marketing consultants, we regularly field questions about the business value of or case for company newsletters. We’ve been writing and publishing a monthly company newsletter since January 2014 – and we have no intention of stopping any time soon.

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Liam Dempsey as ITAG Outreach & Marketing Chair

Liam Dempsey Named Outreach & Marketing Chair of ITAG Board

We’re delighted to announce that our own Liam Dempsey has been named as the Chair of the Outreach & Marketing Action Team for ITAG. As the Chair of that team, Liam will lead and coordinate efforts to grow and sustain the community of professionals that belong to ITAG. Liam was appointed to this volunteer position at the May 2019 meeting of ITAG. Continue reading »

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Abstractions II conference

Presenting at Abstractions II

We are delighted to share that Liam Dempsey will present a talk at Abstractions II, a highly-respected multi-disciplinary tech conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Liam will deliver a talk entitled Programming Language: Learning to Present, Talk, and Ask Questions in an Inclusive Way.
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Tara Claeys and Liam Dempsey

Hallway Chats Publishes 100th Episode

Earlier this morning, the team at Hallway Chats published its 100th podcast episode. First launched in June 2017, Hallway Chats is a show where Liam Dempsey and Tara Claeys interview people from the WordPress community about their respective lives, challenges, definitions of success, and more. Continue reading »

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