We recently launched the Old Takoma Business Association new community website. They were looking to upgrade the site for the city of Takoma Park (Maryland, Washington DC). From upcoming events, to a list of local businesses and available resources, the website is a central hub for all and any needed information pertaining to the community of Takoma Park. We implemented a custom, easy-to-use calendar that allows site users the convenience of submitting upcoming and recurring events, helping to keep the site fresh and up-to-date with content and happenings. In addition, we created an easy navigation for the site, dividing it into five main areas: Explore, Events, Business, and Live, accompanied by tertiary menus under each to add the ease of finding what areas apply to each site visitor.
For community websites, it’s sole purpose is to relay necessary information whether it’s needed or wanted. Now Takoma Park does just that with a clean and easy-to-use web presence that’s easily accessible on any device (desktop, tablet, and mobile).
+ Responsive Web Design
+ Custom Event Calendar
+ Custom Event Submissions for Users
+ Custom Featured Event Page
+ Tertiary Dropdown Menus
+ News/Blog Feed
We recently worked with our clients at DTZ on a property shoot for Arlington Tower, in Northern Virginia. The main purpose for this video was to create an efficient edit that showcases their latest property listing, one of the tallest buildings in the DC region, by capturing multiple tenant spaces to be used in various marketing materials for the property. We shot time-lapse footage of several different angles of the building as well as various floors including the lobby, tenant space, and rooftop that uncovers the wonderful views of the DC/MD/VA area from atop the building. Below are behinds the scenes photos from the shoot.
In today’s market, consumers have the mindset of I want it now and I want it fast that it only makes sense that they’d rather watch a 1-3 minute video containing the important information that sums up the ins and outs of your business in a creative, visual manner instead of reading paragraphs of visually-unappealing text. Successful businesses all have videos that market their company, and the longer a business waits to produce one is another day their competitors stay ahead of the game. Customers watch more video. Plain and simple.
Stats to Consider:
78% of people watch at least one video on Youtube
More than 500 years’ worth of Youtube videos are watching daily on Facebook
700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter every minute
50% of mobile traffic is due to online video
75% of executives watch work-related videos on business-related websites at least weekly
70% of the top 100 search listings on Google are video results
BLM spent the morning at the Team Eckenrode gym in Kensington, Maryland to meet with our client, personal trainer, Dave Taylor. We conducted a video and photo shoot to coincide with the upcoming website we’re currently designing and developing for his company, Real World Strength Systems. As with most of our videos, we filmed an interview portion, highlighting the offerings and benefits of his company, as well as Dave working in his environment, training a few of his clients in various training demonstrations.
Below are some photos from the shoot to giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the production.
Calling back to our Third Eye Comics Photo Shoot last June, we worked with local comic store, Third Eye Comics on a revamp of their website. The two main focuses were to implement both an easy-to-use online store as well as an active news feed that displays their latest highlights on a weekly basis. With that in mind, we designed and developed a simple and clean site that allows new customers and the Third Eye Faithful to stay up-to-date with all their recent comic releases.
From comics, to toys, to games, and everything in between the new Third Eye Comics makes shopping for comic-lovers and staying in the loop easy for anyone with any device.
Responsive Design: Desktop, Tablet, Mobile ready
PayPal and Credit Card ready
US, Canada, and Mexico automated pricing and shipping options
Ability to create coupons and sale items
Looking to upgrade your website or start your own online store? Contact us today to get the conversation started.
We worked with OE Custom a few months back on a new responsive website and company video. Most recently, we shot a commercial spot for one of their sub companies, Maryland Wood Countertops. The commercial gives customers a behind the scenes look into the process of creating some of their products as well as highlighting their offerings as a company. Take a look at some photos from the shoot below.
With e-commerce accounting for 1.2 trillion dollars in the last year and 40% (forty percent) of online product purchases, there’s no reason that an online store solution couldn’t be beneficial to your business. And it’s only growing.
E-commerce can be of benefit in a number of ways as it can be one of the cheaper means of running a store, reducing the cost of having to hire employees for store hour-type scenarios. There is no time restraint in having an online store either. You’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing shoppers to do their shopping at any hour of the day, from any device of their choosing (mobile, tablet, personal computer). So if you’re still on the fence about adding e-commerce to your business, this post will help you make the next move.
From t-shirts and toys to file downloads and subscriptions, you can add or edit just about any type of product in your online store. With an already easy to manage content management system (CMS) in WordPress, adding different variants like sizes, colors, or amount is just as simple as posting a blog. You can add or edit specific images per product so shoppers can choose whichever variant they deem best for their needs.
In terms of taxing your sales, configuring local tax rates and classes is a breeze, allowing you to control precise rates per product, state, and country if needed.
Whether it be free, flat rate, international shipping, or even local delivery or pick-up, your online store is customizable for any type of shipping needed for your business.
Besides credit cards, your online store can extend into multiple payment gateways including the popular PayPal, or even accommodating for mailed payments and checks.
A good, clean website is a great start to giving past and future clients access to your company’s offerings. Adding an easy-to-use online store makes those offerings even more accessible to your clients. Start your online store today.
A few weeks ago we took a lunch break to head over to Bloomingdale, in Washington, DC to visit our clients at Boundary Stone. During our visit we conducted a photo shoot while enjoying a wonderful lunch provided by them. We are currently redoing their marketing materials, as well as their website and needed new photography for both of these projects. From food to signature drinks, we took photos capturing the feel and atmosphere that has crowned Boundary Stone as one of “DC’s Best.”
Take a look at some of the photos from the shoot below.
A few months back the Bright Light Media team shot a real estate video showcasing the many features of a property currently for sale, One Fairfax. It was a two-day video shoot. We started at the offices of Cassidy Turley in Washington, DC to film the heads of the company for the interview portions of the video. We then head over to shoot the property on location in Fairfax, VA a couple days later. The on-location shoot began very early in the day in order to create that great time-lapse shot for the opening of the video and continued throughout the day to shoot all the various areas and amenities that One Fairfax has to offer. We took photos throughout the shoot to give you a look behind the scenes of the final product, which you can watch above.