Spindustry Blog

Connect & Serve Your Best Online Audience

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on April 3, 2018

Your website is one of the most critical digital marketing assets. One challenge many organizations face, however, is that the website is designed from the company’s perspective and not the customer. As a business, your first inclination may be to focus on what you sell. From the customer’s perspective, they care about if you can solve their problem. Here are three perspectives to keep in mind when redesigning your website or app.

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Topics: technology, website planning, web development, user experience, website tips, website design

Website Security: Understanding SSL Certificates

Posted by Samantha Yacinich on March 6, 2018

Last year brought many changes to the digital world, but one topic that has always been on the mind of hackers and website developers alike is that of security. The security of login information, e-commerce transactions and other sensitive information are just a few concerns we often hear from clients. It’s important to give thought to and protect all types of data on a website.

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Topics: network security, technology, website planning, web development, user experience, marketing tips, website design

Current Marketing Housekeeping

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on February 27, 2018

Whether you’re using hard to evaluate traditional marketing or more measureable digital marketing, many marketers struggle with monitoring results. No matter if it’s a lack of time or knowledge of analytics tools, many end up without the justification they need to grow their marketing efforts or even continue at their current pace. Ask yourself these questions in order to get your marketing efforts in order.

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Topics: marketing tips

The Importance of Website Accessibility: ADA Compliance

Posted by Joel Weichman on February 22, 2018

Americans Disability Act (ADA), Section 508 (an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973) and web accessibility are all terms used for making your business more accessible to the handicapped or physically challenged.

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Topics: responsive design, web development, user experience, website tips, website design

4 Steps to Start Your Website Redesign Plan

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on December 4, 2017

You’ve made the decision to build a new website – congratulations! This can be a vital step to the success of your business. Before the first pixel is designed or line of code written, ensure that you have gathered all the right information. All too often we see companies determined to build a new website without understanding what’s needed for the site. That’s why we’re here to help – do these four steps first to ensure long term success with your site.

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Topics: responsive design, website planning, business development, web development, website tips

5 Takeaways from the National Travel Conference in San Francisco

Posted by Jeremy Winter on November 30, 2017

Occasionally we are invited to attend industry conferences with clients to learn and evaluate trends and new technologies together as partners. Michael Bird and I were lucky enough to join Iowa Tourism in San Francisco for the 2017 eTOURISM SUMMIT and we could not have had a better experience. Besides building several new friendships, sampling exceptional cuisine, and marveling at historic architecture, there were some incredibly valuable takeaways that relate to just about everything we do here. (Psst – These all extend beyond the travel industry.)

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Topics: marketing strategy, social media, marketing tips, analytics, website design

Resources for Iowa Manufacturers

Posted by Michael Bird on October 24, 2017

Iowa Manufacturers make up a very important part of the state economy. We know you are busy and also looking to grow. While many Iowa manufacturers know about many of these resources, there may be some you have missed. We want to do what we can to keep everyone connected and talking and thus wanted to create this list of valuable resources. Did we forget one you find valuable? Great, let us know and we will add it to the list. Reach out at info@spindustry.com and let us know.

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Topics: manufacturing, business development

Crossroads of Western Iowa – Website & Marketing Launch

Posted by Spindustry Digital on October 3, 2017

Crossroads of Western Iowa partnered with Spindustry in early 2016 to strategically define and align core audiences, messaging and branding. The culmination of this work has concluded, with further strategic engagements ramping up mid-2017.

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Topics: news

The Modern Way To Find New Leads

Posted by Steve Fry on September 29, 2017

As a growing manufacturer or distributor, you should be constantly seeking new leads. Generating quality leads may drive sales directly with end consumers of your products, or you can share these leads with your dealers, reps or other sales channel partners. 

Here are some interesting tactics to get you started fishing in the sea of opportunity.

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Topics: manufacturing, marketing strategy, marketing tips

Why Can't I Edit the Preview Link on Facebook Anymore?

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on August 8, 2017

Facebook has made a major structural change you have probably heard about, but you may not be sure how it affects you or what options exist to work around the change. 

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Topics: social media, facebook