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Remax North Country - Real Estate Agents in Warman & Area

posted by Trio Web Design    |   June 1, 2013 15:08

We are excited to announce a new website project with Remax North Country in Warman, Saskatachewan.  Trio is working with realtors (from left to right) Ryan Tomyn , Bill Spezowka, and Mark Neudorf on this real estate driven website project.  

What impresses our team the most about Remax North Country? This trio knows their City. From sourcing out the best location for young families moving to Warman or knowing how to improve a home's curb appeal as demand for available homes grow within their communy, this trio has their ears to the ground and can often be found following their leads at the local Tim Hortons. 

We definitely like working with great people who love a good cup of coffee!

Website Launch Summer 2013

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Database and CMS

Saskatoon Website Design: New websites launched in Saskatoon!

posted by Trio Web Design    |   March 27, 2012 13:00

Over the past few months we have had the privilege of designing websites for some great businesses in Saskatoon. We can't help but showcase their new websites and promote their businesses.  

Liquid Diving Adventures - If you have a passion for ocean life and are looking for a great scuba diving vacation destination check out Liquid Diving Adventures.  Preview resorts and liveaboard vacations in some of the most sought after scuba diving destinations around the world.  Greg Carter, owner of Liquid Diving Adventures, works with you to find the best suited scuba diving vacation for your budget, experience, and holiday calendar. 

Sweet & Smitten - Saskatoon Wedding Experts! Two wonderfully creative ladies in Saskatoon got together and started Sweet & Smitten.  This online inspirational wedding website just recently launched and they are actively looking for weddings in Saskatoon to showcase on their website.  If you are recently engaged and are needing some inspiration visit their site and view their galleries on Pinterest.  

Darren Weber Financial - Want to keep your finger on the pulse of the financial climate nationally and internationally? Visit Darren Weber Financial and sign-up to Darren's latest news feed. Darren is a trusted financial planner in Saskatoon who helps his clients stay on-top of financial opportunities.

The Hopper - The Hopper is a revolutionary piece of farming equipment that makes augering product from bottom hopper bins more efficent for farmers. Known by Performance Alone....The Hopper is transforming the process of transporting product from the bins to the transportation trucks. The Hopper is traveling across Saskatchewan and Alberta over the next couple of months to attend local farming trade shows.  Check out The Hopper website to see where they will be next!

If you are looking for a website company to work with in Saskatoon give Trio a call at 716-0680.  We will work with you to develop a custom website that properly represents your products and services online.

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Advertising on Facebook: Drive traffic to your website and Fan Page

posted by Trio Web Design    |   March 7, 2012 15:45

The online advertising trend continues to grow with more businesses turning their attention and focusing their marketing budgets to include pay-per-click Ads on sites such as Google and Facebook.  This morning I came across a great article highlighting strategies that businesses should consider before running a promotion on Facebook.

If you would like more information about running a Facebook promotion or need assistance in creating the graphics for a promotion contact us - we would be happy to help you drive more traffic to your Facebook Page and your website!

Enjoy the article. 




This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.

Facebook has become a no-brainer for small business owners looking for an easy way to promote and interact with new and regular customers. But before a small business owner launches a promotion on the platform, there are several things to consider — and a couple things to keep in mind after the launch.

North Social‘s managing partner David Brody, who specializes in promotion strategy and creative concepts, says that a small business owner should always take the time to craft the right objective, strategy and motivating value-based idea.

“By thinking through your promotional effort from start to finish, you’re giving your promotion the best chance at achieving social success — sounds simple right?” he says. “But you can’t imagine how many promotions fail because they didn’t have a smart plan in place.”


Building a Better Promotions Strategy

Before you rush to put a promotion in place, yourself these simple questions:

  • What am I trying to achieve?
  • How do I plan on achieving it?
  • First you need an objective — do you want fan growth, someone to sample your product, purchase, data collection or usage?

Brody says there are three common strategies to achieve your goals: added value, price discounts and merchandising. More specific examples of tactic would be coupons, product samples, sweepstakes, contests and downloads.

Once you’ve mapped this out, you can determine the type of Facebook application you’ll need. Keep in mind that there are a lot of promotions guidelines set by Facebook that small business owners might not know about. One common violation, Brody says, is using Facebook features or functionality as a promotion registration or entry mechanism.

“The act of ‘liking’ a Page cannot automatically enter you in a sweepstakes or contest,” he says. “You must also not condition registration or entry upon the user taking any action using any Facebook features or functionality other than ‘liking’ a Page, checking in to a Place, or connecting to your app.”

If you’re not sure whether your promotion is compliant with Facebook rules related to “like-gating” and entry collection, you could use a Facebook-approved promotion app. You can read the complete Facebook promotion guidelines here.


Are Contests For Everyone on Facebook?

“The ultimate goal of a running a promotion on Facebook is to inspire action — not squander away your valuable page traffic,” says Brody. “But in order to inspire action — Likes, shares, engagement — you’ll need to first serve up a meaningful experience or offer up something of value.”

Keep your audience in mind when planning a prize. Small business owners don’t necessarily need cash, cars and vacation trips to entice consumers into your Facebook promotion.

Instead, focus on what’s valuable to your audience — informative and entertaining content. Brody suggests digital goods, such as coupons, group discounts, samples, VIP invitations and video previews.



Things to Avoid When Running a Promotion


Always remember that simplicity is key — entry to the promotion should be as simple as possible.

“The more hoops you make them jump through in order to have a chance a receiving or winning something, the less likely they’ll participate — or tell their friends about it,” Brody says.

Also, don’t rely solely on the fans you already have to push new customers to your promotion. The best-constructed Facebook promotions can still fail without the help of other traffic drivers. It is unlikely, even among the hundreds millions of consumers on Facebook, that users will stumble onto your Facebook Page unless you give them directions, along with an easy way to navigate once they do find you.

Brody’s advice is to consider the following: “Outside of Facebook ads, which are extremely powerful at delivering new fans, what other marketing touch points do you have at your disposal that could create more buzz for your promotion?”

For example, if you sell a product or service offline, you could print a Facebook-only offer on your paper receipts to attract more fans. If your store is online, your packages could include a strong call-to-action, asking customers to join you on Facebook to discover special offers.

“Don’t assume your current customers already follow you on Facebook,” says Brody. “In fact, most of them probably don’t.”

Finally, keep in mind that the Facebook promotion itself is not the end goal. There’s an ultimate goal behind it.

“Your first goal should always be to get a visitor to take action by ‘liking’ or sharing your Facebook Page, but your second objective should be to get them to return to your Page and interact with your brand or business on a regular basis,” says Brody.

Examples Brody suggest are to entertain and inform — filling their news feed with thought-provoking and valuable messages that entice them to participate with your business.

“If you don’t deliver ‘high perceived-value’ on a regular basis, you could find your fans using their own thumb to hitch a ride to your competition’s page,” he says.

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