Our Christmas Message
Ever wonder what we do here at Original Ginger? Well, it’s not just marketing and branding, though we always think ‘original’ when it comes to promoting your business. In 2017, we had a busy year, and didn’t we love it! We had lots of intriguing projects to work on, below are just a handful of the different ways we’ve helped local businesses grow. But we also introduced some big new offerings, especially for our small business clients: web content tutorials, website optimisations, Video Packages, Small Business Quick Start Website Packages, and a whole host of client projects that we added to our portfolio.
So, let’s see what our 12 Best Days, Accomplishments and Highlights were this year, put to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas…
Sing along if you like. You know how it goes…
Oh, the 1st Big Day for OG, we remember thee!
We were filming Our Brand Journey!
Wonder what makes us tick? How we approach marketing and branding, and why we love what we do? This year, we made one short video that showcases what makes Original Ginger, well, original!
Haven’t seen it yet? Check it out here!
Oh, the 2nd Big Day for OG, we remember thee!
We Launched Two Types of Web Tutorials!
This year, we were very much excited to launch our debut videos in our OG Learning Centre! So many clients wanted to know how to manage their online content once they have a website, so we created a series of helpful and easy-to-follow video tutorials for WordPress and Ecwid! (with more to come…)
Haven’t seen them yet? Then, click here!
Oh, the 3rd Big Day for OG, we remember thee!
Three Cheers for B.C.’s Lupus Society!
It’s been such a prosperous year and we love to pay it back by helping the fun folk from around the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland. It gives us a chance to meet community leaders, business owners and hey, any excuse for a party, especially if it’s for a good cause! So, this year, OG helped to sponsor the 2017 BC Lupus Society Walk for Research and Picnic Party in the Park!
Haven’t seen this post yet? See it here!
Oh, the 4th Big Day for OG, we remember thee!
We Launched 4 Cool Small Biz Packages!
From our many talks with small business owners, we learned of an urgent need for businesses with modest marketing budgets: They required a starter website, but for a price that wouldn’t break the bank. Thus, we developed and launched our Quick Start Small Business Packages. There are 4 different types to choose from, from our most popular Fresh Website Package to our Shop Pro Ecommerce Package with shopping cart capability, and we’re always developing new packages!
Haven’t seen the awesome possibilities? Click here to find out more!
Oh, the 5th Big Day for OG, we remember thee!
After many years of bringing fantastic websites to life, we know that a pretty home page isn’t all it takes to boost the visibility, search engine ranking and online traffic of your website. You also need a responsive website design if you want to boost your search engine optimisation (SEO)! In 2017, as part of our task to keep up with tech, we had massive migrations of client websites to this new responsive design. That way, their customers can have a more positive and mobile experience with their brand.
Have a question about making your site more responsive? Contact us here!
Oh, the 6th Big Day for OG, we remember thee!
More Ginger & Java Sessions!
Love a cup of coffee, with a side of marketing expertise? 2017 was a great year for our unique Ginger & Java Sessions, where we meet with local business owners for breakfast and a little branding 101. As it turns out, small business owners and solo-preneurs appreciated the expertise and we received tons of positive feedback from those who attended. And due to our fantastic reviews from participants, we will be offering more of these in a workshop format in 2018.
Want to attend in 2018? Add your name to our wait list here!
Oh, the 7th Big Day for OG, we remember thee!
Ever wonder what’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS, when it comes to your website address? You know, that little bit at the start of your site address that comes right before the ‘www.’? If you care about searchability (SEO), security, or ecommerce, then you might want to upgrade your site with the addition of SSL certificates (Secure Sockets Layer). They ensure a more secure connection, encrypting your website data, so hackers can’t access it. It’s an essential investment, if you want shopping cart functionality. In 2017, we added SSL Certificates to many client hosting plans. Maybe yours will be next?
Haven’t heard of SSL? Check out here to learn more!
Oh, the 8th Big Day for OG, we remember thee!
Making Memories with the Gang at OG!
In 2017, we decided to take a more personal approach to our own website and we wanted to give our clients a behind-the-scenes look at our collaborative team of creative professionals! After all, they do great work and we want to acknowledge all the effort and talent that goes into each of our projects. We’ve added new team photos to our OG site, so clients can “see” (and we mean literally) the team behind the brand!
Want to know more about us? Check out our “what makes our agency so original” here!
Oh, the 9th Big Day for OG, we remember thee!
9 Team Members Dancing at Aldor Acres Farm!
Our team works hard throughout the year, so when we get a chance to take some time off and gather together, crazy, fun things are bound to happen! In October, we held a team event that brought our enthusiastic OG family, and their families and friends, all in one place. We picked pumpkins, sipped hot chocolate, went for hay rides and witnessed the hilarious ‘running of the goats’! All to relax and recharge our imaginations to better serve our clients!
Want to see what goes on in our off hours? Get in on the fun, here!
Oh, the 10th Big Day for OG, we remember thee!
Our Latest Launch of “Talking Head” Videos!
We’ve always done this sort of video for our clients. It’s a great way to “humanize” your brand and bring your personality into your business, so clients remember you for years to come. It’s the next best thing to being there in-person, and allows you to reach out to every one of your valued customers. Because this is such an effective marketing tool, and super popular, this year, we decided to launch affordable small business “Talking Head” Video Packages! And we’ll be providing more information about this service in the New Year. Stay tuned to our Video Portfolio to see what we can do.
Want to see an example of “Talking Heads”? Check one out here!
Oh, the 11th Big Day for OG, we remember thee!
Plenty of New Projects!
In 2017, we helped many new clients establish their brand foundation, whether that meant building a brand strategy, a first website, revamping an old one, promoting fun events and festivals, creating dashing videos, prancing blog posts, or donning their marketing strategies with fresh, new ideas! The year was filled with lots of new projects and new connections with the exciting entrepreneurs in our community! With more on the way in 2018…
Want to Peek at our Portfolio? See why clients rave about us, here!
Finally, to round out the year, the team here at OG has a treat for you dears…
Holiday Foodies Unite!
To end our 12 Days that were Big for OG, we’re sharing our Team’s Favorite Holiday Recipes!
From Our Team to Yours
We send out a big thanks to all our clients, for letting us do what we love best and for bringing us many wonderful and exciting projects throughout the year! We appreciate your support and we look forward to welcoming new clients into our community in 2018.
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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and have a memorable New Year!