As of March 26th, 2013 omOriginals has moved their Longview office to across the street on the second floor of the Twin City Bank Building.
The new address is 726 Vandercook Way Suite 260, Longview, WA 98632. The Longview/Kelso (Cowlitz County) number is still 360.575.9839. With the sale of the Valley Bugler at the end of 2012, omOriginals no longer needed all of the space of their old office. The Valley Bugler Newspaper is now located at 803 Vandercook Way #9 in Longview.
Earlier this year omOriginals also opened a second office in Renton, Washington (King County). omOriginals Marketing! 1532 North Marion Street #4 Renton, WA 98057 425.336.4934.
“We attribute our growth to an increasingly competitive market place. Businesses are demanding more creative and cost effective marketing and we are happy to deliver,” says Oscar Myre IV, Owner of omOriginals Marketing!
omOriginals can be reached online at omOriginals.com or toll free 1-888-477-1976.
omOriginals Marketing! has delivered refreshingly different marketing since 1998 to clients in the Northwest and across the US. They help businesses grow with effective web site design, eMail Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Good Old Fashioned Graphic Design & Consulting and Training.
We would like to thank our clients and wish you all a very wonderful Thanksgiving! We will be enjoying this time with our families, sharing delicious food and thanking God for the many blessings he has bestowed upon us. We hope you are able to do the same!
Like the Turkeys (in the cartoon), we want to be very clear in our message to you …
We are thankful for you and your business.
Have a blessed and relaxing Thanksgiving full of family, love and happiness. ~:-)
Our office will be closed November 22 & 23. Our emergency/after-hours line will still be available 360.200.4844 :-)
We had the great opportunity to redesign the existing website for Glazydayz.com.
Jill needed a more professional and easy to manage web site. In updating her website, we built it in a format where the content can be easily managed and changed as needed. We integrated her new website with her Facebook page and Pinterest account and provided a BLOG section. By following their BLOG you can read about the various events happening at Glazy Dayz.
Glazy Dayz is a Pottery Studio in Kelso, WA. We invite you to look at the before and after pictures closely, do you see something on the after picture that you would like to have on your website?
Give us a call for a free consultation 360.575.9839.
omOriginals Marketing! offers refreshingly different marketing solutions from Longview/Kelso and beyond.
You probably remember my article “Interview with an iPhone”. Now it is time for you to jump in the interviewing chair. It is time for you to interview your web site! I have 5 questions to help. Don’t be shy. Demand quality answers from one of your best marketing tools for your business!
1) Have you made our business look good?
First impressions are big. If your web site doesn’t look professional and well taken care of, neither does your business. Simple. Take a look to see if your business looks like the type of company you’d want to work with. This is your place to highlight your strengths. This is an especially good place to hear from others in the form of client testimonials – testimonials make you marvelous.
2) Have you helped people find our business?
There are two parts to this:
1) When they are at your site people expect to be able to quickly and easily get a hold of you via phone, visiting your business, connecting on facebook or eMailing you. Can they?
Part 2) Can they find your web site? Today’s phone book is called Google. Trying “googling” your business. You need to be easy to find by typing your business name AND your product/service name and the city, state you are located in. You also want to make sure you can be found at bing.com, yahoo.com and others. Not found? Call us to schedule a free consult on how to GET FOUND.
3) Have you sold people on what our company can do for them?
Your current and potential customers should be able to learn more about what you offer. Make sure it clearly outlines the value you bring to the marketplace, and why.
4) Have you helped our customers?
Our clients web sites are helping their customers in a variety of ways. Your site can be a great place to check out your menu, download a form, pay a bill, order a product, answer a frequently asked question, check hours, call your business, give directions to your place of business or even read a helpful article (like this one).
5) Have you helped us make more money?
You don’t have to sell products online to make money from your website. I hope you are all tracking your sales to see where they are coming from. Consider your website as an essential sales and marketing tool, and don’t let it get rusty.
I hope this article got you started asking your web site some very important questions.
Want another set of eyes to take a look at your site? Ask our geeky team here at omOriginals Marketing to do a similar interview, for free! Ask your customers to share what they think of your site. ~:-) The more you concentrate on what your web site has done for you, the more it will do for you.
LinkedIn confirmed that hackers gained access to some of the enterprise social network’s passwords on June 6th, 2012.
Affected members will receive an email with instructions on how to reset their passwords; current passwords will not work. They will also receive an email with more information on what happened.
“We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts,” LinkedIn director Vincente Silveira wrote in a blog post. “We are continuing to investigate this situation.”
We recommend that all LinkedIn user change their password at this time.|
omOriginals Marketing offers refreshingly different marketing solutions including Web Sites, Web Hosting, eMail Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing & good old fashioned Graphic Design.
A Marketing Consultant employed by KFC gained an audience with the Pope, and offered him a million dollars if he would change ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ from “give us this day our daily bread” to “give us this day our daily chicken.” The Pope refused the offer.
Two weeks later, the consultant offered the Pope 10 million dollars to change it from “give us this day our daily bread” to “give us this day our daily chicken” and again the Pope refused the generous offer.
Another week later, the consultant offered the Pope 20 million dollars, and finally the Pope accepted.
The following day, the Pope briefed his staff.
“I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is, that we have just received a check for 20 million dollars. The bad news is, we lost the Wonder Bread account!”
Who says marketing can’t be fun?!
We offer refreshingly different marketing solutions.
Websites | eMail Marketing | Social | Search | Graphic Design
A retailer was dismayed when a competitor selling the same type of product opened next-door to him, displaying a large sign proclaiming “Best Deals“.
Not long after he was horrified to find yet another competitor move in next-door, on the other side if his store. It’s large sign was even more disturbing- “Lowest Prices“.
After his initial panic, and concern that he would be driven out of business, he looked for a way to turn the situation to his marketing advantage. Finally, an idea came to him. Next day, he proudly unveiled a new and huge sign over his front door. It read,
Who says marketing can’t be fun?!
omOriginals Marketing! offers refreshingly different solutions.
Websites | eMail Marketing | Social | Search | Graphic Design
We’ve been having a super time with the Renaud Guys. If you live in the Longview/Kelso area of Cowlitz County you’ve likely heard some of the Renaud radio ads. There are funny and effective with just the right amount of marketing punch!
We’re honored to be able to help these super heroes get on the big screen with a TV Commercial.
Campaign includes; print, web and video.
Hello Geeks! This months focus is on a topic very near and dear to my heart…. Websites. I’ve compiled 7 questions about websites and the marketing questions that I’m often asked (or at least I should be).
1) How much does a web site cost?
The quick answer is we offer a free initial consultation to find out the right web site for your goals. An expanded answer is …There are 4 costs involved in a web site.
a) Domain Name: Such as YourCompany.com – this costs about $15 per year.
b) Development of the site: As you might guess this depends on a few factors including if we use a per-designed template or custom design site as well as how many pages the site has. Professional sites start @ about $1,000.00
c) Hosting: Quality hosting (with good support) ranges $30-$85/month) Hosting is essential renting space on web servers (computers) that ensure your site is up 99% of the time. This often includes eMails accounts such as you@YourCompany.com. OM hosting also includes friendly support and an annual marketing consultation with a geek.
d) Maintenance: A successful web site needs ongoing maintenance and adding of new content. At omOriginals we train all of our clients on how to do their own maintenance, so most of our clients pay $0 for maintenance.
Note: We are more than happy to perform maintenance as needed for any websites for $55/hour.
2) Should I BLOG?
What is blogging? Yes, most businesses will benefit from BLOG. A blog is a place on your site where you post news and updates. This info is helpful for people (& press) wanting to learn about your company and for the search engines. With a properly configured BLOG search engines assume that you are an expert about what you write about. When we build sites we include SEO training to get great search results.
3) Can you add a web site counter to my site?
Yes, but we recommend not using a traditional counter. They are often inaccurate and they share your stats with the world. Instead we offer web site stats (included with our hosting) that allow you to track the visitors to your site. The stats can tell you how many people visit your site, how many pages they view and so much more. These are available 24-7 for your review, but only you can see them.
4) What is the best domain name?
The best domain names often include:
a) company name
b) name of product or service
c) easy to remember & to spell.
For most businesses a .com is preferred over the other extensions for such as .net, .biz, .us. info, .etc. For non-for-profit organizations .org is more appropriate. During our initial consultation we can generally find a great name.
5) How should I select a web site developer?
When considering a few companies to work with, I recommend you look at the developers site and at least 4 live sites that they created. If you are impressed with their work, then schedule a meeting. Be sure that they can speak Geek, Marketing & English.
6) Can you create flash animations for my site?
FLASH is a powerful animation and programing tool for web sites, but it doesn’t work well on mobile devices. iPhone & iPads don’t support Flash. We can achieve similar functionality that works on mobiles, but we advise against flash.
7) Can you make my web site and Facebook work together?
Yes, and if done properly they can work and play very nicely together. This relation can work both ways, we like to add Facebook functionality to web sites and to drive traffic from Facebook to your site. I could write a whole article on this, or even teach a workshop. Oh wait…we do.
8. How can I get found on Google?
Google (and the other search engines) is interested in good content. If you write about what you do and add new content you are well on your way to good rankings. Get a Google places account and it will get you on the map.
WOW…out of space already for my column. I told you I like web sites. ~:-)
Both online and off. Call us for a complimentary consult: 360.575.9839
omOriginals Marketing! excited to take part in this Years Ash Kicker?
What is the Ash Kicker?
It is a 5k run with a twist. Actually 15 twists! Imagine and extreme 5k (3.1 mile) run in Castle Rock, WA AND an obstacle course - combined. It is guaranteed to kick your ash. :-)
If that wasn’t cool enough this event benefits the Cowlitz Wahkiakum United Way.
Together the 2011 participants’, sponsors’, and volunteers’ tenacity and mud thirsty drive helped to push AshKicker to become a possibly record breaking fundraiser! With a grand total of $190,643.12 in total event proceeds and including the Williams Pipeline matching funds!
Ash Kicker 2012 – MAY 19th -
Note: This is the day after the 32nd anniversary of THE most notorious catastrophic eruption of Mt St. Helens.
It is going to be blast, Check out these obstacles!!!!!!
1. Warm up obstacles
Slow start, simple obstacles to get you going, hay bale pyramid perhaps, tires, limbo;)? You’ll find out when you get here.
2. Cargo Net
Make it up one side and down the other to get the blood pumping. Still warming up!
3. Spider Web
Weave your way through this bungee forest. The paths through the trees was tight enough but add the bungee web, weaving from top to bottom, in and out good luck getting out of there!
4. Beaver Bayou
Tromp your way through the murky waters, filled with vegetation, mud, and muck. Breathe deep this is just the beginning.
5. Big Foot Stairs
Work your way back up Mt. Ash Kicker by conquering these huge stairs! You may need a hand so don’t offend the other runners or you’ll get stuck on this one!
6. Mt. ASH KICKER Crawl
Make your way up the seemingly insurmountable Mt. Ash Kicker. The tallest pile of Ash on the continent! This nearly vertical climb, I mean crawl… tunnel up the side on your hands and knees!
7. Tire Ladder
Do your best to keep your footing up the steep Mountain of ASH on this unsteady chain of tires.
8. Chutes and ladders
Climb up to the top of the ladder and get ready this is the fastest chute you’ve ever been down! Greased and ready to go don’t worry there will be mud to break the fall.
9. Base Jump
Exactly what it sounds like, one catch though, no chute! Half way down you’ll wish you had one!
10. Mud Crawl
You can’t get through an obstacle course without one! But I bet you’ve never been through one this low! Though your face is mud you can hold your head high because you are on your way to becoming a true Ash Kicker!
11. Slip and Slide
No, this is not that lame, horizontal, slightly slippery toy you had in your back yard! Our insane, sloped, enormous slide would corner that yellow piece of plastic and steal its lunch money! Get ready to pick up some speed as you slide into the mire!
12. Slimy Sewers
Afraid of the dark, Claustrophobic? Sorry suckers! These tunnels are dark and slimy but don’t be scared they will come to an end…eventually.
13. Big Foot Tires
These Big Foot size tires aren’t your average no knees in the air, you will have to climb, fight, and crawl your way through. Watch out for the middle of the tires, there will be some surprises!
14. Over and Under
Some of these hurdle like obstacles are high some are low. Jump over the 1st and Under the 2nd and so on. Don’t get confused or we’ll make you start over!
15. Log heap
Watch the branches and knobs, crawl over this loose and precariously stacked pile of driftwood logs.
Congratulations, you made it the finish line!
Now let’s do it for real. WE dare you to sign-up @ AshKicker.org! WE will see you there. :-)