Idea Marketing Group https://www.ideamktg.com Idea Marketing Group of Chicago offers award winning web design, web development and digital marketing services to clients all over the world. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:58:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 A New Responsive Website for Black Dog Corporation https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/new-responsive-website-black-dog-corporation/ Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:55:59 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7449 Black Dog Corporation is a petroleum distribution firm with three different locations in Chicago, Madison, and Westchester. Black Dog was founded in 2006, and began by servicing retail outlets, restaurants, and many of the BP gas stations in the Chicago...

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Black Dog Corporation is a petroleum distribution firm with three different locations in Chicago, Madison, and Westchester. Black Dog was founded in 2006, and began by servicing retail outlets, restaurants, and many of the BP gas stations in the Chicago area.

A fuel transportation company, Black Dog supplies a variety of products, including: fuels, oils, lubricants & fluids, chemicals & supplies, and asphalt binders. They also offer a wide variety of services, such as on site storage equipment, customer training, lubricant analysis and review, and product sourcing.

Chicago web design agency, Idea Marketing Group, built a small business website for Black Dog Corporation. Featuring a visual and easy-to-navigate design, the brand new website clearly lays out all products and services and provides customers with easy access to important and relevant information. Built on the WordPress platform, the Black Dog website is built with a content management system (CMS), meaning they can go in and make changes to the website and upload new blogs themselves.

We built the new site to be fully responsive, meaning it is mobile friendly and can be easily accessed on a cell phone or tablet. We also built it to be SEO strong, ensuring the company ranks well in search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The Black Dog website is also built with a partner login, allowing partners to easily login and access their information.

Explore the brand new Black Dog Corporation website!

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New Website Launch for Peek Prints! https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/new-website-launch-peek-prints/ Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:09:46 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7439 Peek Prints is a backdrops company, specializing in custom photography backdrops. Their custom printed backdrops are perfect for all types of photos, especially for photography children. Whether you’re interested in taking first birthday photos, holiday photos, graduation photos, or just...

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Peek Prints is a backdrops company, specializing in custom photography backdrops. Their custom printed backdrops are perfect for all types of photos, especially for photography children. Whether you’re interested in taking first birthday photos, holiday photos, graduation photos, or just want a gorgeous background to spice up your normal pictures, Peek Prints has the perfect backdrop for you.

Peek Prints can also create custom backdrops to bring your vision to life. Peek Prints ships nationwide, and even offers international shipping, meaning no matter where in the world you are, their backdrops can be delivered directly to you.

Peek Prints wanted a visually appealing website to showcase all their different backdrops and attract new customers. Chicago web design agency, Idea Marketing Group, built the brand new Peek Prints website on the WordPress platform. Featuring a clean and easy-to-navigate design, the website is organized with a simple top navigation for the convenience of visitors.

The website is also built with a backend into WordPress, allowing the Peek Prints team to easily make changes and post new blogs. We built the Peek Prints website to be SEO strong, meaning it will rank well in search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo. The site is also fully responsive, meaning it is mobile friendly.

Explore the new Peek Prints website today!

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Idea Marketing Group Wins Small Business of the Year from Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/idea-marketing-group-wins-small-business-year-yorkville-chamber/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:28:48 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7420 Chicago web design and marketing company Idea Marketing Group is proud to announce that we recently received the Small Business of the Year Award from the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce. The award was received by Founder and President Darren...

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Chicago web design company wins Small Business of the Year

Chicago web design and marketing company Idea Marketing Group is proud to announce that we recently received the Small Business of the Year Award from the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce. The award was received by Founder and President Darren Fox at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner Feb. 16, 2017 at Whitetail Ridge Country Club.

“This is such a amazing honor for the entire Idea team,” Fox said. “When I started this business never in my wildest imagination did think that we would be honored in such a way. I am truly humbled.”

Idea Marketing, which opened its first office in Chicago in 2009,  moved to its Yorkville location at 1939 Bridge St. in 2015.

“Moving to Yorkville has been one of the best decisions we’ve made for our business,” Fox said. “The community support has been amazing. We look forward to many more successful years in the community.”

Since joining the YACC, Fox has become an active member. He currently is a chamber Ambassador, a member of the Promotions Committee and a facilitator on the Professionals Advancing in Yorkville committee.

“The YACC is an amazing organization,” Fox said. “I’ve developed several great business partnerships through the chamber, and made many new friends. I would encourage all Yorkville area businesses to join.”

About Idea Marketing Group

Idea Marketing Group is a growing web design and marketing company that serves clients in a variety of B2B and B2C industries. We strive to build custom websites and create carefully tailored marketing solutions that get results.

Our team of senior-level designers, developers and marketing professionals works together with our clients to bring their ideas to the next level. If your business is in need of a new or updated website, or you need help growing your brand through online marketing, contact us!

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Congratulations on 4 Years at Idea, Len! https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/congratulations-on-4-years-at-idea-len/ Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:23:55 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7387 Idea Marketing Group’s lead developer, Len Bradley, celebrates his 4th year working for Idea! Ever since 2003, when Len was first introduced to website design and creation through a gaming community he was involved with, Len has retained a passion...

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Idea Marketing Group’s lead developer, Len Bradley, celebrates his 4th year working for Idea!

Ever since 2003, when Len was first introduced to website design and creation through a gaming community he was involved with, Len has retained a passion for building and maintaining websites. The gaming community wanted their very own web page, which Len took part in creating. He began dedicating his time to learning everything there is to know about web development by doing research and starting up small projects of his own.

Len’s first professional position was in 2006 working for a startup company, where he was given the role of creating front end user interfaces. Len started with Idea in 2013 and has come a long way in his career. He now specializes in creating HTML/CSS websites for small to medium-sized businesses that are fully functional and optimized for search. Not only that, but he also has a lot of experience with PHP programming, database management, and interface design. Len takes pride in his abilities and has launched a number of websites here at Idea.

Everyone at Idea enjoys having Len on the team. He is the go-to guy when there are questions about the technical side of designing websites. We all wish Len a happy anniversary and want to thank him for his dedication and hard work over the years!

Len’s favorite part about working at Idea:

“I’ve learned a lot from working at Idea, and I enjoy taking on new challenges and projects. I also enjoy working with a talented team of dedicated individuals who constantly strive for excellence.”

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It Takes a Village – Yorkville Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/it-takes-a-village-yorkville-feed-my-starving-children-mobilepack-event/ Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:35:45 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7336 Idea Marketing Group was proud to sponsor It Takes A Village – Yorkville, a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event. Held on Friday January 13th and Saturday January 14th at Yorkville Middle School, this amazing fundraiser brought together nearly 500...

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photos courtesy of It Takes a Village – Yorkville Facebook Page

Idea Marketing Group was proud to sponsor It Takes A Village – Yorkville, a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event.

Held on Friday January 13th and Saturday January 14th at Yorkville Middle School, this amazing fundraiser brought together nearly 500 community volunteers of all ages to pack meals for malnourished children around the world.

Feed My Starving Children is an incredible 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to ending world hunger one child at a time. Volunteers packed meals that combine 4 main ingredients that have been proven to be the most effective in feeding malnourished children. Those meals are then shipped out to different countries by Feed My Starving Children.

According to the Feed My Starving Children website, 6,200 children die each day from hunger. All it takes is 22 cents to provide a child with one meal, and just $80 to feed a child for an entire year.

It Takes A Village – Yorkville pledged to raise $24,000 to pay for their goal of 108,000 packed meals. They exceeded that goal, raising a total of $28,304 and packing 108,864 meals!

This was the first year a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event has been held in Yorkville, and we’d like to give a huge shoutout to Katie Morton for her tireless efforts in organizing and running the entire event.

This was a truly great way to make a hands-on difference in the lives of children around the globe and we were honored to support such an impactful community event!

For more information on It Takes a Village – Yorkville, visit their Facebook page to see photos and learn how you can get involved next year.

 

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Yorkville Pay Program: “Breaking the Barriers of Business Organization” https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/yorkville-pay-program-breaking-the-barriers-of-business-organization/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:31:36 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7320 As mentioned in some of our previous blogs, Idea Marketing Group President, Darren Fox, is co-chair of the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce’s PAY program, along with Sarah Allen. PAY stands for Professionals Advancing in Yorkville and is an organization...

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As mentioned in some of our previous blogs, Idea Marketing Group President, Darren Fox, is co-chair of the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerces PAY program, along with Sarah Allen. PAY stands for Professionals Advancing in Yorkville and is an organization that is dedicated to helping professionals in the area grow personally and professionally by providing programs that stimulate career motivation.

PAY’s next program is entitled: “Breaking the Barriers of Business Organization” and will be held on Friday, February 3rd from 9-10 am at the Old Second Bank in Yorkville. Guest speaker and business organizational expert, Carin Young, will be discussing topics regarding time management, productive interactions, and organizing your workplace. Carin is a multi-tasker who has helped manage and reorganize two medical practices while juggling college and being a mother of two children. She strives to help others meet their goals and provides tips for relieving and managing stress with a busy schedule!  

Breakfast will also be provided by sales leader Michelle Sittig. This is a free event that is open to the public, so everyone and anyone is welcome!

For more information on PAY and their upcoming events/programs, visit their website today. Also be sure to like PAY on Facebook!

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New Web Presence for MPI’s MACE! 2017 https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/new-web-presence-mpi/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:59:56 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7312 MPI Potomac’s Mid Atlantic Conference and Expo (MACE! 2017) is a Washington event planning conference presented by the Meeting Professionals International Potomac Chapter (MPI Potomac). This conference is for those in the meetings and events industry. Meeting professionals from the Mid-Atlantic...

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MPI Potomac’s Mid Atlantic Conference and Expo (MACE! 2017) is a Washington event planning conference presented by the Meeting Professionals International Potomac Chapter (MPI Potomac). This conference is for those in the meetings and events industry. Meeting professionals from the Mid-Atlantic region have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and gain insight to enhance their careers. MACE! 17 is intended to help meeting professionals build strategic business relationships, increase their network, and improve their organizations.

MACE! 2017 will take place on February 22nd and 23rd at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington DC. People can also apply to participate in the Flipped Marketplace program that will be held on February 22nd, which allows people to meet one-on-one with experienced event professionals by appointment. Understanding that building these business connections are important and vital to career development, MPI Potomac aims to make MACE! 2017 easily affordable and accessible.

Having done web design work for associations, Idea Marketing Group built a new website for MPI Potomac’s MACE! 2017. The new website was designed with quick links that make it easier to access all the conference information people will need including location, fees, speakers, sponsors, agenda, and contact. Built with a back-end into WordPress, MPI Potomac can go in and make adjustments and updates to the website as needed. Idea also designed the website to be mobile-friendly, so people can easily access the website with full functionality from their phones or tablets. The website was also built to be SEO strong, so it will rank well in search engines like Yahoo, Google, and Bing.

 

Visit MPI Potomac’s new website today!

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Whitehall of Deerfield Launched a New Website! https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/whitehall-deerfield-launched-new-website/ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:53:12 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7275 Whitehall of Deerfield is a Chicago North Shore nursing and rehabilitation center located in Deerfield, IL. Since 1973, Whitehall of Deerfield has been providing quality care to patients, combining luxury with excellent skilled nursing care. Providing top rated healthcare services...

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Whitehall of Deerfield is a Chicago North Shore nursing and rehabilitation center located in Deerfield, IL. Since 1973, Whitehall of Deerfield has been providing quality care to patients, combining luxury with excellent skilled nursing care. Providing top rated healthcare services in Deerfield, it is also accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, proving they deliver outstanding clinical care and service.

If you’re seeking Rehabilitation therapy in Deerfield, Whitehall offers a wide variety of rehabilitation services including orthopedic, occupational, and short-term care. Their intensive therapies help individuals recover from hip fractures, strokes, spinal cord injuries, cardiac surgery, brain injuries, and more.

Patients can expect resort-like accommodations to ensure their stay is comfortable such as their own private room, pampering, dining services, massages, wireless internet access, etc.

With experience in Healthcare web design, Idea Marketing Group partnered with Whitehall of Deerfield to design a website for them that is informational, clean, and simple. Their new website includes functionalities that make it easier for people to access the information they need. It was also built with a backend into WordPress, so changes can be made as they pop up. Their website will also rank well in search engines, as it was built to be SEO strong.

Visit Whitehall of Deerfield’s new website today!

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New Website for PDQ Tool and Stamping https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/new-website-pdq-tool-stamping/ Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:32:58 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7269 PDQ Tool and Stamping Co is a diversified and world class manufacturer of progressive dies and metal stampings. They are experts in die design, die construction, and die maintenance. With over 40 years of experience, PDQ Tool and Stamping Co...

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PDQ Tool and Stamping Co is a diversified and world class manufacturer of progressive dies and metal stampings. They are experts in die design, die construction, and die maintenance. With over 40 years of experience, PDQ Tool and Stamping Co aims to provide a wide variety of value added processes including metal stamping, progressive dies, assembly, and welding. PDQ can create custom machines that are designed to tackle an array of automated assembly functions.

PDQ takes pride in the quality of their products and services. They strive for total customer satisfaction that is comprised of competitive pricing, on-time deliveries, and superior quality. Their mission statement says that they comply with specific requirements and work to improve the effectiveness and quality of their services.

PDQ also serves a variety of customers and markets including automotive, medical, construction, vending, military, and appliance. PDQ provides custom metal stamping solutions for many of the world’s top manufacturers in these industries.

With experience in web design, Idea Marketing Group designed a new website for PDQ Tool and Stamping Co. Built on the WordPress platform, their new website is designed with a clean and organized layout that allows for easy navigation. It is also fully responsive and SEO strong, meaning it will rank well in search engines like Yahoo, Google, and Bing.

Explore PDQ Tool and Stamping Co’s new website today!

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New Website Launch for Riva Crabhouse https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/new-website-launch-riva-crabhouse/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:35:56 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7144 The Riva Crabhouse is a seafood restaurant in Chicago located in Navy Pier. The Riva Crabhouse is considered a “Chicago Waterfront Restaurant” as it faces Lake Michigan. This restaurant is known for its gorgeous setting and fresh cuisine. People dining at the...

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The Riva Crabhouse is a seafood restaurant in Chicago located in Navy Pier. The Riva Crabhouse is considered a “Chicago Waterfront Restaurant” as it faces Lake Michigan. This restaurant is known for its gorgeous setting and fresh cuisine. People dining at the Riva Crabhouse get an incredible view of the Chicago skyline overlooking Lake Michigan. Their menu consists of many food options such as premium seafood, prime steaks, daily specials, and wine selections.

Their team is staffed with people who have been in the food business for a long time now. They want to provide their customers with a relaxing atmosphere, exceptional customer service, and the freshest food selections possible.

Many special events are hosted at the Riva Crabhouse, and as a Navy Pier restaurant with five star reviews, many people choose the Riva Crabhouse to host their parties and events. Take advantage of their private dining, and call ahead of time to make reservations. They aim to make your event a special and memorable experience by providing exceptional food service and your own private space overlooking the lake.

Idea Marketing Group, specializing in restaurant web design has teamed up with Riva Crabhouse to design a website for them that is fully functional and optimized for search, meaning it will rank well in search engines like Yahoo and Google. Riva Crabhouse’s new website was also built with a backend into WordPress, so they can easily go in and make adjustments as needed. Idea wanted to help provide a platform where customers can easily access their menus and restaurant information.

Take a look at Riva Crabhouse’s new website today!

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