nine10 Incorporated

nine10 Incorporated

nine10 is a visual communications agency located in Grande Prairie, AB that helps organizations tell their brand story through branding, websites, sales materials, and much more.

nine10 Website Package Comparison

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nine10 Website Package Comparison

Business, Coding, Marketing, Sales, Web Design

You’ve decided it’s time for your Grande Prairie business to get a brand-spankin’-new website. Congratulations! But, as you’ve discovered, the decision-making process has just begun! Now that you understand a website is necessary for your online presence, it’s time to choose which type of website is right for your business.

At nine10, we have several options to choose from, and we’ll be giving you our professional assistance in selecting the best plan for your team. In this article, we’ll cover what “Navigator” and “Storyteller” websites mean, the strengths of each website package, and give you a few real examples of Websites we’ve created to demonstrate the differences.

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Simplifying Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of pleasing Google (and other search engines) with website content and features so that Google shows your website higher on the page during a search instead of your competitor’s website. For your local shoe store to rank number one when someone in Grande Prairie searches “shoe stores near me,” there’s a lot of work involved to convince Google your site is what the customer (or client) is looking for.

Even though SEO may appear as though it’s super complicated and only for tech experts, the roots of SEO are not hard to understand. For part one of our search engine optimization blog series, we’re going to divide and simplify.

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Instagram for Realtors

Instagram for Realtors

Instagram for Realtors

Marketing, Mobile, Social Media, Web Design

There are few people who haven’t heard of Instagram or know its value as a mobile photo sharing app. Some of you may have even used Instagram to take and share a few photos of your own. Instagram has wound its way into our lives as a fun photo sharing tool for personal use. However, Instagram’s power as a social media networking tool for business should not be underestimated.

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Stop Thinking About ROI

Stop Thinking About ROI

Stop Thinking About ROI

Inbound Marketing, Inspiration, Marketing

In Q4 of 2014 Apple posted a revenue of $42.1 billion. Although this was largely attributed to iPhone 6 sales, based on these numbers there’s no denying that consumers love Apple.

What is it about their marketing that makes Apple so popular? We are neither constantly bombarded with Apple spam every time we go to our inbox nor is every other billboard on the block an Apple product. Yet mention ‘apple’ in a sentence and most people will assume you’re referring to the brand and not the fruit. The answer is that Apple with its innovation and constantly evolving technology has demonstrated to us that their products hold value. When they announce their newest product release, we as consumers believe that it is going to somehow make our lives better, so we rush out in droves to buy it. 

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Standardization in Digital Marketing

Imagine opening your web browser to catch up on the daily news only to find yourself scrolling forever to find the information. Now imagine trying to read that information amongst an array of online display banners, pop-ups and auto-initiated video. The internet would quickly become frustrating and time consuming as opposed to being a quick, informative tool.

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To Blog is to Commit

Blogging For Success

To Blog is to Commit

Business, Marketing, Opinion

As a full-fledged marketing lover, I enjoy a good blog as much as the next person. Unfortunately, the truth is, more Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders have chosen to put their blog on hiatus, updating it only to highlight internal milestones. Even my beloved Arlene Dickinson seems to have dropped off the blogosphere.

Mainly these companies have opted for the instant engagement gratification that comes from social media, ditching the roots of establishing expertise, which is blogging. Like any project, your blog is bound to fail if you are not committed to the process.

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Brewing a Spooktacular Facebook Promotion

Sooner than you could say September 1st, it seemed as though the entire Peace Country was ready to put away the flip-flops and retreat back into the cooler temperatures that we have become so accustomed to. Equipped with my pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks and a freshly baked pumpkin pie cupcake from OMG Cupcakes, I am ready to tell you how to rule your next Halloween Facebook Promotion.

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Should Your Brand Be on Pinterest?

Should Your Brand Be on Pinterest?

Should Your Brand Be on Pinterest?

Creativity, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Social Media

In my opinion social media can be a little like technology. Just when you think you have it mastered, “they” change it all up again.

So you are on Facebook and have managed to conquer your new page profile and cover photo. Now, all you hear people talking about is Pinterest, and once again the debate starts all over again: should your brand be on Pinterest?

Pinterest is a social media platform that is essentially based on visual content. Users create theme-based image collections known as pinboards, most images link to their origin site, and through the magic of content-sharing, images have the potential to go viral.

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