October 12, 2018

Our Digital Designers Discuss Their Favorite Apps, Fonts & More

Our digital designers were more than ready to discuss a wide array of subjects this week. From complex site redesigns to new tools, apps, and fonts, there’s a little bit of everything! 1. Website redesign process: A UXers survival guide” “A site redesign is one of the most complex tasks a developer can face. Finding methods […]

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October 5, 2018

Content Marketing Trends, Google Search Changes & More

There are some big changes coming to the world of digital marketing, especially for Google Search! From Chrome announcing plans to “kill” the URL,  to advanced machine-learning algorithms predicting which images are most “aesthetically pleasing”, chances are good that the Google of tomorrow will look much different than the Google of today.  But hey, we’re […]

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September 28, 2018

Top 5: B2B and Manufacturing, First Edition!

Considering our increasingly large focus on the B2B and manufacturing industries, we decided it was high time to introduce a new Top 5 Fridays category. So, from now on, we’ll be rotating the new B2B/manufacturing topic into our existing Top 5 lineup of marketing, development, design, client services, and leadership! The list just keeps on growing, and we’re […]

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September 21, 2018

Leadership Philosophies, Team Motivation & More

What makes a great leader? From CEOs to managers to administrators, everyone has their own definition of what constitutes “great leadership.” But there’s also a lot of commonalities, no matter how different the industries. Here, you’ll find Blackstone’s team leaders’ thoughts on—you guessed it—team leadership! Read on to learn more about guiding principles, ideologies, and […]

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September 14, 2018

Time Management Tips, Client Service Myths & More

Depending on your agency’s size, you could be busy servicing five clients, fifteen clients, or fifty clients. In any case, the key to effectiveness lies in your internal processes. You need to be careful about how you manage time, streamline communications, and handle any client service myths. Here, you’ll find five articles related to the […]

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September 7, 2018

Digital Design Tips for SEO, Wireframing & More

Digital design is a highly collaborative process, and that’s definitely a good thing. After all, there are always new strategies, tactics, and trends to keep up with. Having a solid team to keep you up to date with these changes definitely helps. For all intents and purposes, you can think of our Digital Design Team […]

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August 31, 2018

Content Writing Tips, Social Media Metrics & More

There are so many aspects of digital marketing, no single installment of Top 5 Fridays could ever cover them all. Still, that doesn’t stop our team of SEO specialists, content writing experts, and paid search pros from trying their best! This week, you’ll find some more informative pieces related too content writing, SEO trends, and social […]

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August 24, 2018

Leadership Philosophies, Productivity Habits & More

Leadership philosophies vary from company to company, but there are some ideologies that are just universal. From obtaining a better work-life balance to increasing overall workforce productivity, here are all the themes the Blackstone Media Leadership Team touched on for this week’s Top 5 Fridays. 1. Why Entrepreneurs Start Companies Rather Than Join Them “Some interesting […]

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August 22, 2018

How Much Website Will I Get For My Money?

When it comes to building a new website or revamping an old one, there’s a lot to consider—not the least of which is your budget. If you don’t have in-house development capabilities, chances are you’re going to be working with a third-party contractor, digital agency, or a web development agency to get the job done. […]

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August 20, 2018

Client Spotlight: Raise a Glass with Sonoma-Cutrer

If you’ve ever spent time around the Blackstone team, you know that we take our work seriously. Some of that work includes building amazing user experiences through cutting-edge site design and development, and also marketing brands right so ROI skyrockets. However, we’re also not above raising a glass or two for our accomplishments when the […]

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