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 Mar 2017 19:39:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Amlan International Gets a New Website https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/amlan-international-gets-new-website/ Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:21:01 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7504 Amlan International specializes in livestock health products and is a “global leader in food and feed safety.” With a focus on organic, natural products instead of using hormones, Amlan has created innovative products that “allow the animal’s own biological systems...

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Amlan International specializes in livestock health products and is a “global leader in food and feed safety.” With a focus on organic, natural products instead of using hormones, Amlan has created innovative products that “allow the animal’s own biological systems to naturally defend against harmful diseases.” Selling both poultry feed additive and dairy cattle health products, Amlan is dedicated to improving animal health through intestinal health.

Amlan is a certified international Safe Feed/Safe Food plant that adheres to comprehensive standards, providing customers with safety and quality assurances. Many of their products also have the Organic Materials Review Institute seal of approval, meaning their products are approved to be used in organic production and processing.

Amlan International wanted a very visual website that provides users with plenty of information about who they are and the products they produce, while also being engaging and interactive. With years of experience in manufacturing web design, Idea Marketing Group built a custom website for Amlan on the WordPress platform, working with them every step of the way to bring their vision to life.

Featuring a variety of animation and a visual design, the Amlan website was built with a backend into WordPress that allows the company to go in and update information and add blog posts as needed. The site was also fully optimized for search, meaning it will rank well in Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Users who are trying to access the website from their phones or tablets will have no trouble, as we built the website to be mobile friendly and responsive.

Explore the new Amlan International website today!

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Chicago Suburbs! https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/celebrate-st-patricks-day-in-the-chicago-suburbs/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:01:00 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7466 St. Patrick’s Day – the day of green beer, delicious food, beautiful music, and plenty of fun. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in remembrance of St. Patrick, who was Ireland’s “most celebrated patron saint,” but over the year has become...

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St. Patrick’s Day – the day of green beer, delicious food, beautiful music, and plenty of fun.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in remembrance of St. Patrick, who was Ireland’s “most celebrated patron saint,” but over the year has become a day of good drinks, great company and a good time.

This year, St. Patrick’s Day is on a Friday, which means there’s plenty of fun weekend activities happening throughout the Chicago suburbs. If you’re still looking for something to do this St. Patty’s Day, check out this list of nearby St. Patrick’s Day celebrations:

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 11th, 12:00 pm

  • This year marks the 60th anniversary of Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which winds through Grant Park.
  • Includes: irish step dancers, marching bands, and traditional Irish music.

Dyeing of the Chicago River – starts at 9:00 am

  • The Chicago River is dyed green using eco-friendly dye. This has been a Chicago tradition for more than 50 years.

West Suburban Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Saturday, March 11th, 10:00 am

  • Naperville’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
  • Begins at Naperville North High School and heads south on Mill Street, east on Jefferson Ave, and south on Main Street.

St. Paddy’s Day 5K – 8:00 am, Saturday March 11th

  • Held by the Rotary Club of Naperville and takes place before the parade, on the same route.

Yorkville St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Saturday, March 18th

  • The day starts off with a 5k that begins at 10:00 am and stars at Southbank BBQ.
  • The Festival will feature over 12 different musical acts, including: Job Conover, the Gleeson Irish Trio, Stephen Bores, and County Line Brothers. Entertainment begins at 9:30am at Southbank BBQ.
  • Yorkville area restaurants participating include: Casa Santiago, Rowdys, Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Suzy’s Bar 7 Grill, and the Law Office.

15th Annual Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade – Sunday, March 12, 1:00 pm

  • Starts at Plainfield High school and winds through downtown Plainfield.

Ballydoyle Pub’s 5th Annual Saint Patrick’s Family Day – Saturday, March 12, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Held at Ballydole in Aurora
  • Highland Dancers – 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm
  • The Babin Bros – 1 – 3 pm
  • Bagpipes – 4 pm
  • McNulty Irish Dancers – 7 pm

Ballydoyle’s Kegs & Eggs – Friday, March 17 – 8:00 a

  • Irish buffet and plenty of beer for those that want to start their St. Patty’s Day off early.

We hope this helps you figure out your St. Patrick’s Day plans. The entire Idea Marketing team wishes you a very happy St. Patty’s Day!

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New Web Presence for Bell Group Logistics! https://www.ideamktg.com/blog/new-web-presence-bell-group-logistics/ Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:40:53 +0000 https://www.ideamktg.com/?p=7458 Bell Group Logistics and Events is a Chicago logistics company that has been serving those in the Chicagoland area for over 25 years. With experience in travel and tourism- planning and producing one-of-a-kind events around the country, Bell Group Logistics...

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Bell Group Logistics and Events is a Chicago logistics company that has been serving those in the Chicagoland area for over 25 years. With experience in travel and tourism- planning and producing one-of-a-kind events around the country, Bell Group Logistics is Chicago’s top logistics company. Whether you’re planning a simple dinner for 50 guests or a large corporate meeting for 500 guests, their team will work with you to ensure your event turns out special and unforgettable!

Not only does Bell Group assist with corporate events and group dinners, but they also assist with tours! Chicago is a world famous city with many attractions and things to do. Bell Group has helped set up some incredible sightseeing activities to offer people the most of Chicago including architectural tours, bike tours, museum tours, and more!

While Bell Group helps plan and coordinate events, they understand that transportation is important. Therefore, they also provide event transportation management and work with you to plan the most cost effective transportation schedule for your guests.There will even be someone there to assist with luggage. Bell Group’s shuttle programs provide on-site staff to ensure guests are directed to the correct shuttles and depart at a specific scheduled time that is suitable to all your client’s needs.

Chicago web design agency, Idea Marketing Group, recently helped Bell Group upgrade to a new website. Their new website was built with mobile-friendly functionalities that enable it to be accessed and navigated easily from mobile phones or tablets. Idea also built their brand new website on the WordPress platform, so their staff can tap in at any time and make changes as needed. We also designed the website to be SEO strong so it will rank well in search engines like Yahoo, Google, and Bing!

If you’re on the hunt for a corporate event logistics company in Chicago, visit Bell Group Logistics and Events new website today!

 

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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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