Itʻs been a wild and crazy year here at A.S. Designs & Services. We have been fortunate to work with great clients around Hawaii and the country this year! Our client base has been from all areas in the world of marketing and design from our new brewery clients to the ventriloquist out of Texas!
New Social Network to Use ONLY Emojis
What does it all mean???
According to Hawaii News Now, there is a new social network and mobile instant messaging app (iOs) for the emoji-savvy called of all things, emojli.
The creators of emojli, Matt Gray and Tom Scott, felt that there was a need for a spam free social network that can potentially cross the language barrier because there is, in fact, no language besides the emojis and they are the only allowable characters.
For those of you not familiar with what an emoji is, check out this article called “5 Things You Need to Know About Emojiʻs.” In the article you can see just how far up the emoji goes, including a petition from the White House for a hotdog emoji!
Would you use an app that used only emojis?
Raise Your Hand if You Like Beer and Branding
Sometimes a project comes in to the office that we canʻt refuse and recently that was the case!
Mehana Brewing Company and Hawaii Nui Brewing company, owned by DeMare Enterprises, came in to ask if we could help with their new can designs and new website. We jumped at the opportunity and have been working hard since to come up with what we think is some of our best and most fun work.
Social Media in the Classroom
In today’s world, it’s not essential that a student must physically attend a university to get their degree. Thanks to technology and online courses, any student can get an online computer science degree by staying and attending lectures with the right study material all from home. We recently wrote an article about getting a Masterʻs degree in Social Media which showcased how some colleges across the country are trying to stay up with the growing need for social media professionals.
Our New Favorite Website!
Ian Hatch, owner/designer at A.S. Designs & Services, gave an awesome presentation with Auston Stewart, software engineer/App developer, about the creation of their latest project, QuickEventz at Hawaii TechWorks’ Tech Tuesday last night. There was a great turnout and it seemed like there was a large interest in the recently launched website!
Keep It Simple: Tell Your Company Story Like A Children’s Story
We really enjoyed Michael Brito’s blog post, suggesting that content strategy should be as simple to communicate as a children’s story. This is where Internet Marketing and Design meet to tell a story…which is the first step towards properly engaging your audience.
I used to read “Love You Forever” to both of my girls when they were little. Even thinking about it today, I still get choked up. It’s really a heartfelt story. What I remember the most about it is that it uses imagery to tell a very significant story (as with most children’s books). The story is about a mother’s unconditional love for her son; and then chronicles her son’s life growing to an adult and starting his own family. The sad conclusion shows how he reciprocates his love to his mother who has grown to be an elderly woman. There are just a few sentences on each page but the story and illustration is powerful and you can even follow along without even reading the text.
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SEO & Social Media
GOOD CONTENT IS THE KEY:
The interactive exchanges that people have with each other, with the brand, and online are happening now in the social media channel. The search engines are placing more importance on how these conversations influence their views on brands and how websites should rank.
This means that a brand can no longer rely on a well-optimized website to earn Google’s attention. A brand must be a conversationalist, going where the people are and engaging them in discussion, and by doing that earn a wonderful reputation.
Smart brands are doing this by fully leveraging each social channels particular properties.