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Spring Cleaning for Your Website

Now that spring is here, we have a few tips on how to clean up your website. Your website is your virtual office and it works for you 24/7 so investing some time into making it work better, especially if you haven’t updated it for use on mobile devices is really worth the time investment. …

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Facebook Ad Certification Fail

This past week, I scheduled my official Facebook Ad Certification Exam, it cost a whopping $150 and was supposed to last 90 minutes. I say “supposed” because it most certainly did not. I began my exam by downloading the third party ProcterU service that requested I clear my desk of all items. After clearing my …

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Green Printing For Better Business

Much like Kermit says “It ain’t easy being green” or cheap! To get the most sustainability out of your print products you want to pay attention to a few things and of course it will cost a little more but printing sustainably is worth it! Paper and ink are of course at the top. But …

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Tips to Get Work Done Faster

Like the great Ferris Bueller said, “life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” While I usually agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Bueller, there is one aspect of my life that could really use some speed: my workflow. Working faster is so much more than …

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3 Tips to Getting a New Client

There are so many ways to navigate new clients – at Uptown Studios we build many options for us to meet new clients – here are three of our tips: 1. Show up and do what you say your will do. Volunteer your time and meet the people on your committee, at the meeting or …

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30 Tips From My First 30 Days

A lot of things can happen in 30 days. You could meet your soulmate, date, get engaged, marry and divorce (sorry Britney Spears). You could attempt a 30 day vlogging challenge and fail before it even begins. You could even attempt a ridiculous challenge (personally, I should really do #67) and surprise yourself with the …

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6 Ways to Find Keywords for Free

Google is a word chewing beast. It eats keywords and delivers what it thinks are the best results to address the searcher’s needs. You need to know the keywords people are using to search for your organization so you can rank on the first page of Google. They are also useful in updating your website’s …

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Using Illustration in Web Design

Illustrations are a great way to create images that are fun, playful and add an element of approachability to a site. Artists and designers can create illustrations that are full of personality and custom-made to match a brand’s tone and make it stand out in the crowd. Illustration styles are so versatile that they can …

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A Good Year to Create Social Change

Tina Reynolds, Chief Juggler / President Every new year brings me in with enthusiasm and possibilities – Uptown Studios is going to create some incredible social change with some of the campaigns and people we get to work with – count on us to be the innovation change makers in Sacramento! Kate Moore, Chief Amazement …

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What’s Ahead for Video in 2018

I can’t help but think about what’s ahead for video production in 2018 As far as I’m concerned video is moving full speed ahead. In fact, with one more year of technological innovation and creativity behind the camera, the world is in for more captivating video content over the next year. From virtual reality to …

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

It is time to make some obligatory resolutions for the upcoming new year…   Learn Something New Every Month The first thing I want to commit to for 2018 is learning new things. It’s really difficult to keep up with the world of web development. I once read in an article that 3 months in …

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Avoid Having a “Not Secure” Warning on Your Website

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Finding Inspiration at AdobeMAX

“Find yourself by losing yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandi I was fortunate enough to attend the Adobe MAX creative conference this month in Las Vegas. This was most memorable quote from one of the many conference break out sessions was shared by Rule29’s, Justin Aherns. His firm believes that good creative …

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Graphic Design is Crucial to Your Business Success

Business owners get busy with everyday tasks of running a business but in order to make their businesses thrive in today’s market, their brand needs to stand strong and their visual language needs to be consistent. Graphic design is an indispensable tool in communicating with other people and it can set your business apart from …

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4 Quick Tips for Your Website

Who you gonna call when your website goes down? Uptown Studios! Our web development team is here to manage your website and keep it growing and up to date. We are here to jump in when you are hitting the wall – we are an email or call away – tina@uptownstudios.net or call 916-446-1082 Here …

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Time To Review Your Brand

Numbers speak. When you look at your numbers from last quarter, do you want to shake it up a little? If you are thinking of refreshing your organization’s image with a new logo, modernizing your brand image, or updating/launching a new website, then now is a great time to review your branding and look for …

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Use Video to Promote Your Next Event

Making a promotional video for your organization’s next event is easy. Make it fun, informative and short and while you are at it, make more than one. Videos for social media promotion should be short and sweet. Make sure and have a call to action message telling people what you want them to do and …

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Make Your New Website Design Process EASY

There are many steps in the process to design and develop a new website. We have a full team of creative professionals here at Uptown Studios that are eager to work closely with you on making a new website as easy as we can make it – we have set up our processes into 3 …

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