Happy Mother’s Day from everyone here at AJS Productions

MOTHERS-DAY1We wanted to take a moment to wish all of the moms out there, including the mothers of everyone here at AJS Productions, a very happy Mother’s Day this weekend. Most of us are so busy with running our businesses, we often find holidays creep up on us and take us off guard. Every small business owner knows there is no such thing as an “off day,” but we want to encourage everyone to strike that work-life balance and take some time to reach out to your mom (and the mother of your children). Everyone here knows the importance of working hard, exceeding expectations and paying attention to the small details. But, we also strive to instill in our workplace the culture that we work to live — not live to work.

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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Happy Cinco de Mayo to friends and clients alike

cinco-de-mayoEveryone here at AJS Productions would like to wish all of you a very happy, safe and fun Cindo de Mayo. It’s hard to believe we are heading to the halfway point of the 2nd quarter of 2015, but they say time flies when you are having fun — or busy. Or both!

So, here’s a toast to hoping you are all experiencing a little bit of both! Cheers!

 

 

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Completing the hat-trick with Blake Scoggins Law

Grab of live home pageOur third website launch this month returns us to an area that has represented almost half of the overall sites we’ve built over the years — the small-to-medium sized law firm. When Blake Scoggins Law approached us, they knew our history and the portfolio of work we’ve done for firms all across North Georgia and Atlanta. We have a deep understanding of requirements for these kinds of websites and are comfortable guiding clients through the requirements gathering phase, content acquisition and launch. As with many businesses, most lawyers know how to navigate the legal system, but when it comes to creating an online presence, it suddenly becomes a daunting task. The competition alone requires a best-practices design approach. One doesn’t build a quality law firm site by using cookie-cutter boiler plates, build-your-own free sites or any of a number of blog-based web engines. Knowing how to properly build a site to maximize search engine optimization (“SEO”) while providing a unique and customized look is why so many law firms have abandoned their current providers and have come to AJS Productions.

We thoroughly enjoyed working with the folks at Blake Scoggins Law on creating an easy to navigate, yet informative website for both existing and new clients. We wanted to make sure everyone knew their firm strives to protect the interest and rights of each and every person who walks through their doors. They are not afraid to step up to the plate and go to bat for their clients. Their concentration is centered around Juvenile Law, Domestic Law, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Simple Wills and small Criminal matters.

Logo IsolatedAs their firm grows in both size and scope, we will be there every step of the way to make sure their online home is current, relevant and meets the expectations of a tech-savvy public for both desktop as well as mobile computing users. We always make sure our sites are cross-platform and cross-browser compatible, putting emphasis on substance and clarity over flashy designs with cluttered navigation.  If you would like to setup a meeting with us to discuss your current site or building a brand new one from scratch, we would love the chance to earn your business. Contact us today to get started.

AJS Productions tapped for Paragon Wool Products site

Just over a month ago, AJS Productions launched a website for a brand new business in NW Georgia with international ties to Prince Charles. Paragon Wool Products is looking to take the familiar fiber we get from sheep and use that wool for non-traditional uses, such as in home and business insulation as well as in furniture. Wool has attributes that are as positive for you and your family as it is for our planet. How many products allow you the opportunity to lower your power bill and improve your family’s air quality all while reducing carbon emissions and locking up CO2?

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The association of Paragon Wool Products with The Campaign for Wool, of which His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, is currently the patron, adds instant credibility on the world stage. The Campaign for Wool’s initiative is based on the Prince’s drive for universal sustainability, which involves the understanding and use of natural solutions.  Prince Charles recognizes wool as the first choice for sustainability, durability and quality. The Campaign for Wool is supported by the Commonwealth Wool Bodies, Australian Wool Innovation, British Wool Marketing Board, International Wool Textile Organization and New Zealand Wool Growers.

We were tremendously excited to be involved in such an innovative and internationally connected business. As they continue to grow, we have already begun planning for a series of updates, to include custom video shoots to add to the website, along with growing the scope of product offerings and uses.

If you haven’t taken the time to look at your own website to see if it’s current, appealing and driving revenue, maybe today is the day to make an appointment to meet with us for a consultation. We never charge for the time it takes to get to know you, your business and your objectives. We want to earn your business the old fashioned way — we want to earn it.

Contact us today by going to our website at AJSProductions.com or by sending an email to begin@ajsproductions.com.

Nida Financial Group’s website goes live

We are proud to announce the official launch of the Nida Financial Group website. Though a smaller financial planning firm, the Nida Financial Group has decades of experience in this space and their website reveals the depth and breadth of their scope and capabilities. We spent hundreds of hours just gathering the details necessary to make sure we covered all of the facets that come into play in the world of financial planning. To complicate the project further, in such a highly regulated industry, we had to work with compliance regulators at LPL Financial to insure the content was accurate and complete. This also applied to the social media tie-ins to the website — something we bring to every project — including Facebook, a WordPress blog and LinkedIn.

What we found most impressive about working with the Nida Financial Group was their relationships within the community and with other professionals needed in planning. They know how to coordinate the many pieces that play a role in creating an overall financial plan and can make sure they are all working together in concert with one another, rather than at odds.  There is an old saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Many clients of the Nida Financial Group already had some plans in place, but they didn’t know just how much more could be accomplished to maximize their investments and protect their assets. Those clients get the best of the largest firms, while being treated like an individual with a small-town feel. It’s all about relationships, which is something we at AJS Productions also value as the most important component in how we transact business. We have a very similar mindset — to provide high-end deliverables with a small-to-medium business budget in mind.

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Home Page – Nida Financial Group http://www.nidafinancialgroup.com

If you get a chance, take a look at our latest launch and if you feel like your own financial planning could use a more experienced hand to steer that ship, give the Nida Financial Group a call. Similarly, if your business lacks a dynamic web presence, give us a call and setup a time to meet with us. We never charge for any of our initial consultations, recognizing our cost of doing business is to first earn your trust.

You can contact us via our website, AJSProductions.com or sending an email to begin@ajsproductions.com.

We Can Make a Difference – video for Advocates for Children

A couple months back, AJS Productions was approached to help a local non-profit create a video for their annual Spring Benefit. The runway was short and the assignment was daunting — create a short video showing the plight of those abused children in the community and how programs like the ones managed by Advocates for Children are vital for not just their safety but as a means of putting them back on the road to success. As challenging as it was, the mission of Advocates is near and dear to our own hearts and we began in earnest to carve out a script for the video shoot. During that time, we also had to lock down shooting locations, props, actors and other production elements. Even the smallest video shoot needs weeks of pre-production to make sure its many moving parts are working together.

MonsterBusterHeaderAs with our prior video projects, we pulled in Torey Haas, owner-operator of MonsterBuster Entertainment, who would be responsible for gathering the appropriate crew for the shoot. He was also hired to be the lead editor once the shoot wrapped and moved into post-production.  Our two companies have excellent working relationships and we took to the challenge of not just meeting the deadline, but coming in under budget and ahead of schedule.

And we did!

We are happy to be able to share that video with you now and hope you keep the subject matter in mind wherever you may live. These stories happen everyday and there are so many non-profits who rely on the goodness and generosity of those in the community to be able to continue in the service of their mission. We would love for anyone seeking any kind of video production to reach out to us here at AJS Productions, but, more importantly, regardless of your needs, we would hope you would make it a point to donate something to those groups that serve your community, often unsung and without praise.

Please feel free to share and leave comment, not just here on our blog, but on the YouTube channel itself to let Advocates for Children know your thoughts and whether or not this short video affected you in some way.

Thank you!

Three new sites launched in last 10 days

At AJS Productions, we’ve been extraordinarily busy during the first half of 2014 (which is never a bad problem to have) with website development, search engine optimization, graphic design work, custom logo creation and building a customized e-commerce shopping cart. The trend we are seeing in these new clients isn’t a request for a first-time website. On the contrary, most of the new business in 2014 is coming from clients who realized they cut too many corners in their first (or second) website(s) or who paid a lot of money to an out-of-state (or big city) developer who was quick to cash a check and build an initial site, but was never around for updates and changes.

We pride ourselves on not using pre-made templates or a cookie-cutter approach to website development. We treat each client as the unique entity they are and start with a blank canvas. Some of our clients needed custom graphic design and logo creation, others needed a custom photo shoot, while others needed a fully integrated e-commerce shopping system so their customers could place orders from an ever-changing and growing list of items.

In each of these situations, the depth and breath of capabilities at AJS Productions not only allowed us to win the business, but also are paying dividends with referrals from those very same clients. Part of the reason for such success is we don’t treat any of our clients as work-orders. We partner with them, consulting on how best to achieve their desired business ends while still keeping true to their mission and branding. We are reachable, proactive and response driven. We don’t ever want to be compared to those out-of-state firms that can’t make the time for a phone call, email or even a text message reply.

We would like to invite you to take a moment of your time to tour the following sites that we have launched within the last 10 days and then ask yourself if your current website is doing all it can for your business. Remember, if revenue isn’t being driven to your front door, what is your site NOT doing properly?

 

Thompson, Meier & King – Attorneys at Law

www.thompsonmeierking.com

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Watt Commercial Sweeping

www.wattsweeping.com

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Aromatic Fragrances International, Inc.

www.afi-usa.com

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AJS Productions is a Georgia-based website design company, focused on custom web design, SEO search engine marketing, and social media integration. Call today to setup a consultation at 678-427-1763 or send an email to begin@ajsproductions.com.