CCM Featured on the Drop & Give Me 20 Podcast
November 1, 2016
Our own Marc Bethel, stopped by the Drop & Give Me 20 Podcast this week to talk web design, entrepreneurship and more with host Lindsey Germono.
Drop & Give Me 20 is a podcast geared somewhat specifically to active duty or retired military entrepreneurs or military spouse entrepreneurs. Marc, one of CCM’s partners and Production Director had the honor of being the podcast’s first ever guest without any direct military service connection. However, he deals with numerous military entrepreneurs as clients and helps them launch their branding, marketing and web presence. We have quite a few small businesses here in the Virginia Beach area that are owned and operated by military members and/or military families. The episode itself does not really focus much at all on military though, as it’s much more about what a new business owner should know and expect when it comes to websites.
You can give it a listen right here: http://germono.com/004-commonwealth-creative-marketing/
We’re Moving to Virginia Beach!
April 2, 2016
CCM (Commonwealth Creative Marketing) is moving to a new location in April 2016 to 4772 Euclid Road in Virginia Beach, VA. After 5+ years at our Norfolk location, we will be moving down the street to a location near Virginia Beach’s Town Center. One thing we’re excited about is that passersby on I-264 will be able to see our new location which will be located next door to Congressman Scott Rigell’s regional office. The new location will be on the first floor and offer easier accessibility for clients and a more spacious and comfortable feel. For our clients on the Peninsula who may be less inclined to meet at our office (especially during certain hours of the day), we will continue to offer meetings at our client’s location or in our satellite meeting room in Hampton.
An email will soon be sent to clients informing them of the change of address and billing will also soon reflect the change. Nothing is changing in the scope of services that we offer.
CCM was founded in 2010 as a web design firm in Norfolk and has grown into a full service ad agency geared for small to midsize businesses. CCM has clients in 14 states but primarily serves local businesses in Hampton Roads with their marketing needs. Learn more about CCM’s services here.
We look forward to seeing you at our new offices soon!
Wix or Squarespace? Which is better?
So you’re looking at doing a Do-It-Yourself website and you like the new looks of Wix and Squarespace. But which is better? What are the pros and cons? In this installment I’ll explain what’s good about these services and what’s bad and how to identify what’s best for your needs.
Wix vs Squarespace
The first question to ask yourself when trying to decide what type of website you could benefit from is this:
Launch of Our New Website and Expanded Services
2014 is poised to be an exciting year here at CCM not only for us but for our customers as well. This week we launched our new and improved site www.ccm-web.com which showcases our new focus of building responsive website designs that render as mobile sites on mobile devices and normal sites on larger format screens. You can learn more about responsive web design on our page here.
As excited as we are about responsive site designs, it is the expanded full marketing services that we now offer our clients that really has us pumped for 2014. In addition to custom web design, hosting, site management, printing and SEO, CCM now offers amazing print solutions like vehicle wraps for business fleets, food trucks, delivery vehicles, trailers or pretty much anything on wheels. We also have added banner and tradeshow booths, stands, kiosks and professional signage at discount small business rates.
With out partners at Adams Outdoor, CCM now offers billboard advertising and placement in over 12 markets in the U.S. including the Hampton Roads region here in Virginia. Our wholesale small business rates for billboard advertising are so attractive businesses even save money by using us instead of going straight to the big outdoor companies directly.
In late 2013 we added full service video and…
Blogging for SEO using WordPress
By now someone has probably told you that you should blog. They may have mentioned that it’s “good for SEO” if you blog but they probably didn’t tell you exactly how or why. Here’s the deal… you can blog all you want but if you’re not optimizing your blog the right way it won’t do much good.
There are basically two reasons to blog. 1. You want people to read what you wrote about a topic. 2. You want to help increase your site’s SEO and traffic. Personally, I could almost care less if anyone read my blog. I blog for SEO purposes mainly. So how do you blog for SEO?
Well, the first step in blogging for SEO purposes is to write