Linda Wortman is a survivor and strong advocate for lung cancer research. Her powerful message of hope, healing, and breaking stigma was limited by her outdated and clunky original website.
At the recommendation of several other BrandHoot clients including Mayo Clinic staff, Linda asked us to help them create a cleaner and more effective online platform. We worked with them to create a strategic, fresh, mobile-optimized and extremely easy-to-update website. The new site should serve Linda and team well for many years to come because of our unique platform approach. Now, we help Linda with occasional updates and web strategy consulting.
We enjoyed working with Linda. Her mission is important and we are grateful to be part of helping save lives, save lungs, and break stigma. Visit wortmanlungcancerfoundation.org
Ryan came to us with a pretty new website but was having a lot of trouble showing up in search engines. After further discussion, it became clear there were many opportunities for improvement beyond just the search engine issues. Design, navigation, and overall content were not doing a good job of telling how truly unique and exciting Pure Rock Studios is.
After some exploration by our team, we discovered many of the issues Ryan was facing stemmed from foundational elements of the original website. Together, we created a plan to not only fix the nagging issues but also take his business to the next level.
Improved contact forms, strategically placed calls-to-action, a video banner, and improved overall navigation were essential elements of our success plan. Google Analytics and user heat map tracking were also added to compare vs. the old site and discover opportunities for further optimization.
The new site is already creating more new student requests than Pure Rock's old site, and perhaps the greatest aspect is that Ryan can easily update content long-term (easier than WordPress) and spend less than $15/month for hosting, maintenance, security, and updates.
We also included some special mobile-only buttons for quickly calling Pure Rock, navigating, or checking hours on the go. It was fun working with Ryan and we are excited to see Pure Rock Studios continue growing in Rochester! Visit purerockstudiosmn.com
Majestic Tents and Events is a family business with a good reputation and strong Southeastern Minnesota roots. Their outdated WordPress website was hard to update and make changes. It was also not mobile-optimized, and navigating between some pages was messy.
Steve and Lisa asked us to help them solve their online challenges and build something that even a non-techy could edit. We worked with them to create a clean, modern, mobile-optimized and extremely easy-to-update website. We also included a touch-to-call button on mobile phones so customers can easily call them on the go. The new site should serve them well for many years to come because of our unique platform approach. All hosting, feature updates, maintenance, and security are included automatically by Squarespace for less than $10/month.
We enjoyed working with Steve and Lisa. Their product and service is clearly top-notch and we were grateful to be part of helping their business shine even brighter going forward. Visit majestictents.com
Tessa came to us with an oh-too-familiar story. Making changes to their website was slow, expensive, and complicated. The old site was also broken from time to time because of the former web provider's neglect. Things had to improve.
We talked through their short- and long-term goals so that we could fully understand their needs and reimagine the new site in the most effective way possible. We needed to reflect the quality and variety of products Tessa's Office has on hand yet be extremely easy to update because of frequent inventory changes. Our solution solves these needs with a clean and intuitive design. We also included a touch-to-call button on mobile phones so customers can easily call them on the go. The new site should serve them well for years to come. Plus, all hosting, maintenance, and security are provided by Squarespace for less than $10/month.
We enjoyed working with Tessa, Karen, and team. We were thrilled to provide them an effective new website. Visit tessasofficemn.com
Cathy Tisel Nelson is a Rochester, MN based writer and singer of Franciscan music. Her longtime dream was to sell her music online rather than only through traditional means. Her customers and fans are located around the world.
We enjoyed planning and building a site for Cathy that provides easy-to-manage e-commerce along with the ability to listen to song samples on the website before purchasing. Cathy doesn't consider herself tech-savvy but was happily surprised with our patience and hands-on training that has empowered her to make changes on her own whenever she wants. Her website provides an extremely low cost of maintenance because all hosting, updates, maintenance, security, and e-commerce are provided by Squarespace for less than $30/month.
We are excited to see Cathy's music selling worldwide through her new website. Visit cathynelsonmusic.com
CBL came to us ready for an easier to update website that functioned better on mobile devices too. Their old site was poorly maintained and broken in some places. A better method of collecting event registrations was long overdue and new branding was also planned after someone pointed out the old logo looked very similar to a popular beer company.
We talked through their short- and long-term needs so that we could plan and design the new CBL website in the most flexible and useful way possible. The new site needed to reflect the mission, vision, and values of CBL in a clear and organized way. We also set up an Eventbrite account to provide a simple online ticket purchase solution. The new site should serve them well for years to come because all hosting, updates, basic maintenance, security, and support are provided by Squarespace for less than $10/month.
We enjoyed working with the Christian Business Leaders team and are happy to provide ongoing guidance. Visit cblrochmn.com