The BCA Companies, Phoenix, Arizona, Launches New Website Designed and Developed by The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing
Architectural, civil engineering, project management, and design build firm hires Wisconsin-based ad agency to strengthen their brand online. New website provides visitors with a visually appealing experience that is simple, professional, and informative.
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com) is proud to announce that their ad agency was selected by The BCA Companies (BCACompanies.com) to design and develop a fresh, new website for this innovative architectural firm headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The new website, which launched earlier this year, was designed around some of BCA's core brand principles â€“ professional, visually-driven, and efficient. Past projects and the firm's capabilities play a strong role in providing clients and prospects the information they need to begin a discussion about their next project.
"The team at BCA was great to work with. They had a clear vision of what they liked and did not like and that always makes our job easier", said Tony Roberts, President at The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing. "The new website and any additional assistance we can give them to help strengthen their brand and grow their business fits perfectly into our plans to expand into...
Dee's Auto Care Specialists Selects The BLU Group Advertising to Manage Social Media Marketing Program
Regional leader in auto care to invest in social media to help communicate promotions, provide safety information, and strengthen their brand in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
La Crosse, Wisconsin - April 30, 2013
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com) is proud to announce that their ad agency was selected by Dee's Auto Care Specialists (DeesAutoCare.com) to develop and implement their social media marketing plan for the upcoming year. The social media plan will consist of the creation of new content for the website and social media networks in addition to daily posts and engagement with fans, followers, customers, and prospects. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+ will be the four primary outlets with "check-in" and "review" sites being monitored for accuracy and feedback. As the year progresses additional networks could be added to the plan.
"Our team is extremely happy that Dee's chose our agency to help them grow their business and strengthen their brand through social media", said Tony Roberts, President at The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing. "Dee's Auto Care Specialists is like a lot of small and mid-sized businesses. They have the desire to want to...
La Crosse Sign Company Selects The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing to Create and Implement 2013 Inbound Marketing Plan
Regional leader in business sign design, manufacturing, and service partners with Onalaska, Wisconsin based advertising agency to help strengthen their brand and increase sales. Social media, e-mail marketing, website enhancements, and SEO being used to help develop new relationships.
La Crosse, Wisconsin - March 21, 2013
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com) is proud to announce that their ad agency was selected by La Crosse Sign Company (LaCrosseSign.com) to develop and implement a new inbound marketing plan for 2013. The new plan will focus on La Crosse Sign's key strengths â€“ Design, Manufacturing, and Service â€“ and will reach out to customers and prospects through a variety of new media. La Crosse Sign has been in business since 1917 and this is the first time in their 96 year history that they have chosen to partner with a full-service ad agency.
The inbound marketing plan will consist of a variety of customer and prospect engagement tactics including La Crosse Sign's first ever e-newsletter and e-mail marketing campaigns. In addition, La Crosse Sign Company via The BLU Group's social media marketing department will be engaging with people via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, YouTube, and Pinterest...
WinCraft Partners with The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing for 2013 Corporate Catalog Development
Industry leader in licensed retail and promotional products chooses Onalaska, Wisconsin based advertising agency to design, develop, and manage their new 2013 corporate catalog.
Winona, Minnesota - March 19, 2013
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com) is proud to announce that their ad agency was selected by WinCraft (WinCraft.com) to develop one of the companyâ€™s primary sales tools â€“ the 2013 corporate catalog. The new catalog was completed earlier this year and serves as a key resource for WinCraftâ€™s growing retail customer base throughout the United States. The catalog features officially licensed new products, best sellers, and all-time favorites for sports fans from their favorite teams.
The BLU Group partnered with WinCraftâ€™s Winona, Minnesota based marketing team in all facets of the catalogâ€™s development. Fresh new layouts combined with just enough copy to help tell the WinCraft story and promote the individual product lines made for a strong foundation. New photography and a custom printing process added the final touches to help increase the effectiveness of this 52-year-old companyâ€™s marketing staple. The 60-page catalog was printed by La Crosse Graphics (LaCrosseGraphics....
Cherry Pickers Launches New Website to Connect with Shoppers, Give Fashion Tips, and Provide Guidance Through the Used Clothing Selling Process
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing selected to design, develop, and market new website for Midwest resale fashion boutique. Website features provide visitors fashion tips, seasonal trends, and access to all of Cherry Pickers social media networks.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin - October 30, 2012
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com) recently designed and developed a fresh new website for Cherry Pickers (ImaCherryPicker.com). Cherry Pickers, a buyer and reseller of gently used, name-brand apparel for both men and women, offers the most stylish trends for a fraction of the retail cost. With 7 locations throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota, Cherry Pickers gives customers the ability to update their look more often, without breaking the bank.
Launched earlier this month, the new website keeps visitors up-to-date on the latest seasonal trends, provides fashion advice, and educates shoppers on the process of selling their gently-worn items to Cherry Pickers. In addition, fans of Cherry Pickers can be kept in-the-know of store specific promotions and featured items at the store in their area by connecting through the companyâ€™s social media and e-newsletter campaigns. The website also features a customized online application, allowing prospective employees to apply online to...
Hot Spring Spas and Pools, La Crosse, Wisconsin, Selects The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing to Develop Inbound Marketing Programs
Full-service advertising agency based in Onalaska, Wisconsin chosen to develop and manage social media marketing, e-mail marketing, website development, and search engine optimization campaigns.
La Crosse, Wisconsin - September 30, 2012
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing(TheBLUGroup.com) was recently chosen as Hot Spring Spas and Pools' (HotSpringLaCrosse.com) marketing partner. The BLU Group, based in Onalaska, Wisconsin, was selected based on their extensive experience with inbound marketing programs and in-house social media marketing division.
In addition to developing and managing a comprehensive social media marketing plan which includes daily posts, follow-ups, and relationship development on facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Plus, Hot Spring Spas and Pools will be relying on The BLU Group to strengthen their website design, create new content, and optimize the website for search engines. A new blog will be developed to provide visitors with tips and tools to maintain their spas and pools and an e-mail marketing program will be implemented down-the-road to keep people informed about specials, new arrivals, and ideas to create the perfect oasis at home.
"Our agency is extremely excited about having the good fortune to partner with such a great companyâ€ť said Tony Roberts,...
4 Sisters Wine Bar and Tapas Restaurant - La Crosse, Wisconsin - Launches New Website to Highlight Dining Experience and Connect with Customers
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing chosen to strengthen the 4 Sisters brand through website design, e-mail marketing, and search engine optimization. New websiteâ€™s image-driven design and â€śSisterâ€™s Cornerâ€ť increases customersâ€™ connection to the brand and enhances the overall online experience.
La Crosse, Wisconsin - September 28, 2012
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing(TheBLUGroup.com) recently redesigned and developed a fresh, new website for 4 Sisters Wine Bar and Tapas Restaurant (4SistersLaCrosse.com). Started and conceived by four sisters, each of whom bring their own unique personality, contributing a variety of different backgrounds, experiences, and preferences, the relaxing atmosphere at 4 Sisters is a perfect setting to settle in for good wine, good food, and good conversation.
Launched this week, the new website offers customers the ability to view full menus online, learn about upcoming events, and reserve the restaurant for their next special event. In addition, fans of 4 Sisters will also be kept up-to-date on promotions and whatâ€™s new through the companyâ€™s social media and e-newsletter campaigns.
"4 Sisters offers a truly unique dining experience for people in and around La Crosse, Wisconsin,â€ť said Tony Roberts, President at The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing. â€ś...
Design Cabinetry, Holmen, Wisconsin, Selects The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing to Develop and Manage Social Media Marketing Program
Regional custom cabinetry company using facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Twitter, and Google Plus to reach potential customers and engage with them online. The BLU Groupâ€™s social media division handling all aspects of current campaigns.
Holmen, Wisconsin - August 31, 2012
Design Cabinetry, Inc. (DesignCabinetryInc.com), based in Holmen, Wisconsin, recently launched a social media marketing campaign using The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com) to handle all aspects of the campaignâ€™s development and management. Design Cabinetry, a personalized custom cabinetry design and manufacturing company, specializing in residential kitchen, bath, office, renovation/restoration architectural, and specialty cabinetry, as well as commercial cabinetry, will be using multiple social media networks to connect and engage with current customers and interested prospects.
Launched earlier this month, Design Cabinetryâ€™s social media marketing strategy is based on showcasing the companies work and inspiring people to make their dreams a reality. By reaching out to Design Cabinetryâ€™s key target audience â€“ married women, ages 30-55 â€“ The BLU Group is focusing their efforts on image-driven social networks such as Pinterest, Flickr, and facebook.
â€śDesign Cabinetry has been successful for...
First American Roofing and Siding, Onalaska WI, Launches New Website to Showcase Companyâ€™s Service Offerings and Connect with Customers
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing chosen to design, develop, and optimize website for locally-owned, service-driven business. New features include customer testimonials, before and after photo galleries and multi-media components.
La Crosse, WI - August 24, 2012
First American Roofing and Siding (FirstAmericanRoofing.com), Onalaska, WI, was built on the principles of honesty, integrity, and professionalism. Founders Doug and Gretchen Werner instilled in the company a commitment to excellence on every project with every customer. Their son Dallas continues this tradition to this day and used these criteria to select a website design firm to develop First American Roofing and Sidingâ€™s new website. After a lengthy review process, Dallas Werner chose The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com) to become the companyâ€™s website partner.
Launched earlier this month, the new website features enhanced content organized by roofing, siding, curb appeal, ice dam removal, and customer reviews. In addition, the new site contains embedded YouTube videos showcasing their work, before and after photo galleries, and unique pages for their Habitat for Humanity charity work and Roofs for Troops campaign.
"The new website for First American Roofing and Siding does a very nice job of telling the company's story and providing customers and...
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing Launches Social Media Marketing Division to Manage Clients' Campaigns, Increase Engagement, and Strengthen Brands
Small and medium sized businesses taking advantage of ad agency's social media management capabilities to grow their business and stay connected.
La Crosse, WI - July 31, 2012
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com) launched its Social Media Marketing division earlier this year to address a growing need for businesses to connect and engage with fans, followers, customers, and prospects. Social media is the fastest growing media platform for businesses to deliver their message and engage directly with their customers. Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ allow for conversations between the consumer and a business, generates traffic to a business' store and website, and helps build profitable relationships with customers and prospects. The most important reality for businesses to be aware of when utilizing this great resource is that quality is king and engagement is essential.
â€śTo engage your fan base, you need to send out quality information and you need to do it at the right timesâ€ť said Tony Roberts, President at The BLU Group. â€śFiguring out when, what, and how often to post content, what social media platforms are best for your company to utilize, who to engage...
Druganâ€™s Country Club, Holmen, Wisconsin, Experiences Increased Sales After Hiring The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing to Manage 2012 Campaigns
New website, social media management, targeted direct mail, radio promotions, and creative newspaper ads lead to a spike in sales for golf and dining. Commitment to long term branding strategies pay off in the first half of the year.
La Crosse, WI - July 31, 2012
Like many small business owners, Mike and Mary Drugan of Druganâ€™s Country Club (Drugans.com) in Holmen, WI, managed their marketing efforts themselves in an attempt to save money. After years of less than stellar results and combating a down economy, they hired The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com) to develop and manage their 2012 marketing plan. The new plan, subsequent campaigns, and delivering on Druganâ€™s brand promise has helped the company see a strong increase in net sales along with double-digit growth in several areas of their business this year.
The BLU Groupâ€™s marketing plan was rooted in the belief that everything should be tied together and consistency would be the key to success. One of the first tasks was to design and develop a new website and convert Druganâ€™s personal facebook page to a business page. The updated look and feel was carried over to a new e-...
Free Social Media Guide Helps Companies Expand Their Reach, Stay Connected, and Grow Their Business
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing Publishes New Social Media Guide to Help Businesses Get Positive Results Through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, and Other Social Networks. Free Download Available at TheBLUGroup.com.
La Crosse, WI - June 29, 2012
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing has published an updated version of their free, comprehensive social media guide to help businesses of all sizes, particularly small and mid-sized businesses, connect with customers and potential customers, stay engaged with them, and ultimately grow their bottom line. This 48-page guide covers Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Yelp, Groupon, and Living Social and is available to download for free by visiting TheBLUGroup.com.
â€śWe created this guide for people that may have a basic understanding of social media, but still had questions about how to begin using it effectively" said Tony Roberts, President at The BLU Group. â€śSocial media, the various options, and how to make it work best to help grow a company's business and strengthen their brand can be very intimidating for some. We hope this guide helps them get started in the right direction." said Roberts. â€śAnd if they need assistance managing their social media marketing campaigns, we have a team dedicated to help with this at the agency.â€ť
The BLU Group - Advertising and Marketing, La Crosse, Wisconsin, Hires Liz Johnston to Lead Social Media Marketing Programs
New and existing clientsâ€™ brands to benefit from 24/7 management of social media networks and campaigns. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube to serve as primary outlets.
La Crosse, WI - June 15, 2012
The BLĂś Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com) is proud to announce the hiring of Liz Johnston, Social Media Maven. Ms. Johnston joined the team on May 21, 2012 and will be serving as the agencyâ€™s lead social media specialist to help clients strengthen their brand and grow their business through a variety of social networks. In her new position, Ms. Johnston will be responsible for developing social media marketing strategies, creating and enhancing social media pages, program implementation, managing relationships, monitoring all communication, and creating new campaigns for small-medium sized businesses throughout the United States.
â€śOur agency is experienced with managing numerous social media campaigns and we have a team dedicated to running all aspects of our clients' social media programs.â€ť said Tony Roberts, President at The BLU Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing. â€śWith the addition of Liz, we now have a point person for all things social media.â€ť said Roberts. â€śTo engage our clientsâ€™ base, we need to send out quality information and we need to do it at the right times. Figuring out when, what, and how often to post...
WeHaKee Camp for Girls Launches Inbound Marketing Campaign to Promote Special Offers for Summer 2012 Registration
All girls summer camp partners with The BLU Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing to develop new campaign via social media, e-mail marketing, CPC, and link partnerships. Referral programs provide additional discounts for families and gift cards for girls and their friends.
La Crosse, WI - May 06, 2012
WeHaKee Camp for Girls (WeHaKeeCampForGirls.com), Winter, Wisconsin, in partnership with The BLU Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com), recently launched a new spring promotion to help increase camper registration for this upcoming summer and reward existing families and their daughters by providing discounts and gift cards. The program will provide families with a $100 discount on their registration fees and a $25 gift card to either iTunes or Justice will be given to their daughter(s). Participants can double their discount and gifts through WeHaKee Camp for Girlsâ€™ referral program.
â€śWe wanted to create a unique offer for campers and their families as we make a final push towards the end of the registration season.â€ť said Tony Roberts, President at The BLU Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing. â€śThis new promotion is a great way to reward loyal families and spread the word to others about how WeHaKee Camp for Girls...
HorseSense for Special Riders, La Crosse, Wisconsin, Launches New Website to Bring Focus to Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs and Volunteer Opportunities
The BLU Group - Advertising and Marketing chosen to strengthen the HSSR brand through website design, social media, and search engine optimization. New website to serve as primary source for program donations and volunteer coordination.
La Crosse, Wisconsin - May 06, 2012
The BLU Group - Advertising and Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com) is proud and honored to announce they were selected by HorseSense for Special Riders (HSSR.org) to strengthen its brand and grow its organization through the design, development, and optimization of a new website and additional strategic initiatives.
The new website features content organized by volunteer opportunities, support and donation capabilities, and an events calendar to keep visitors up-to-date on future events. In addition, HSSR is partnering with The BLU Group to help develop and execute a social media and search engine optimization strategy for the upcoming year.
â€śHorseSense is a very special and inspirational organization, and we wanted that to be reflected in the new website.â€ť said Tony Roberts, President at The BLU Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing. â€śIn addition to...
Features Sports Bar and Grill, West Salem, Wisconsin, Launches New Website to Highlight Special Events, Family Dining, and Sports-Driven Environment
The BLU Group - Advertising and Marketing chosen for website design and development to strengthen Featuresâ€™ brand and drive more traffic to the website, sports bar, restaurant, and bowling alley. Social media, search engine optimization, and e-mail marketing to play a stronger role in 2012 to help achieve goals.
La Crosse, Wisconsin - April 20, 2012
Features Sports Bar and Grill (FeaturesSportsBar.com) selected The BLU Group - Advertising and Marketing to strengthen its brand and grow its business through the design, development, and optimization of a new website that highlights Featuresâ€™ four key offerings â€“ dining, bowling, sports, and special events. Additionally, Features has charged The BLU Group with leading its search engine optimization and social media strategies for the upcoming year.
â€śFeatures is known for putting together some of the most entertaining events in the area and it was important that the new website reflected this commitment to fun and...
B.A. Burrito Co., La Crosse, Wisconsin, Launches New Website with Full Menu and Online Ordering
Franchise owner partners with The BLU Group - Advertising and Marketing to provide customers with a better overall online experience. Website design strengthens the B.A. Burrito brand and encourages customer engagement.
La Crosse, Wisconsin - April 13, 2012
The BLU Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing recently redesigned and developed a fresh, new website for B.A. Burrito Co. â€” a delicious and contemporary burrito destination with two locations in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The website now offers customers the option to place orders online, offer their own menu suggestions, and hire B.A. Burrito to cater their next event. In addition to the website, fans of B.A. Burrito will also be kept up-to-date with promotions and â€śwhatâ€™s newâ€ť through the companyâ€™s social media and e-newsletter campaigns.
â€śWe recognize that B.A. Burritoâ€™s customers value convenience and a great burrito. What better way to give that to them than by offering the entire menu online and allowing them to order for pick-up...
Drugan's Castle Mound Country Club, Holmen, Wisconsin, Launches New Website to Showcase Dining, Golf, and Banquet Opportunities
Family-owned business hired The BLU Group - Advertising and Marketing to help strengthen their brand and provide customers with a better overall experience online.
La Crosse, WI - March 30, 2012
The BLU Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing recently designed, developed, and launched a new website for Druganâ€™s Castle Mound, a family-owned golf course, supper club, and banquet destination in Holmen, Wisconsin.
The new website enhances the visitor's experience by giving them the ability easily identify and navigate to the area of Druganâ€™s business they are most interested in. Each key area of Drugan's is highlighted and designed with content that mirrors the actual experience at Druganâ€™s Castle Mound. Plus, the golf section of the website features a detailed calendar, including past and future tournaments, positioning Druganâ€™s as the resource for golfers in Southwest Wisconsin.
â€śDruganâ€™s is a great place for getting togetherâ€”whether itâ€™s a wedding, business meeting, or round of golf and dinnerâ€ť said Tony Roberts, President and Brand Builder at The BLU Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing. â€śThe new website reflects these areas much better than before and is organized in a way that increases ease of use for...
The BLU Group Advertising and Marketing Hires Brittany Lough, Account Executive, to Develop and Grow National Client Base
Wisconsin-based advertising agency expands its Account Services division by adding an experienced client-driven professional.
La Crosse, WI - March 29, 2012
The BLU Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing announces the hiring of Brittany Lough as Account Executive. Lough joined the team March 12, 2012 and will be serving the advertising needs of clients to help them strengthen their brands and grow their business. In her new position, Lough will be responsible for establishing and maintaining highly effective relationships with small-medium sized businesses throughout the United States.
â€śWe have aggressive goals to grow our agency and reach new markets across the country. Brittany will play a vital role in growth of our company and the development of future campaigns for our clients.â€ť said Tony Roberts, President and Brand Builder at The BLU Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing. â€śI believe her experience working in Los Angeles with the Lakers and dedication to providing our clients with strategic advice and incredible service is just what we need to take BLU to the next level.â€ť said Roberts. "She is going to be a real asset to our company and our clients.â€ť
Brittany has a Communications Degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Her experience in marketing and sales with the Los Angeles Lakers and BDA Sports Management has prepared her well for the fast-paced world of...
The BLU Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing Designs and Develops New Website for the Northern Elite Football League to Engage Fans and Empower Teams
La Crosse, Wisconsin-based advertising agency uses intuitive programming and customized content management system to increase website usability and efficiency through multiple user access points and automatic updates.
La Crosse, WI - February 28, 2012
The BLU Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing recently designed, developed, and launched a new website for Northern Elite Football League (NEFL), an Adult Amateur Semi-Pro Football League serving Minnesota and Wisconsin. The new website strengthens the NEFL brand through strong graphic elements, new photography, and individual pages to promote the leagueâ€™s teams. In addition, the website was developed with a customized content management system that has the capability to be managed by multiple users who have differing access privileges and updates key statistics throughout the site when changes are made.
The Northern Elite Football League joined forces with The BLU Group to enhance the NEFL brand and fan experience by delivering easy access to team schedules, providing up-to-date rankings of statistical leaders, and creating a more cutting-edge image that represents...
Social Media Plays a Big Role in New Fixed Closing Costs Promotion from Coulee Bank - La Crosse, Wisconsin and St. Paul, Minnesota
Campaign developed by The BLU Group â€“ Advertising & Marketing eliminates â€śThe Unknownâ€ť through social media, television, billboard, print, website, and e-mail marketing. Wisconsin and Minnesota customers have until March 31, 2012 to take advantage of this offer.
La Crosse, WI - February 23, 2012
The BLU Group â€“ Advertising & Marketing recently launched a new campaign for Coulee Bank to promote their limited-time $600 closing costs offer on 15-year home mortgages. Headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin and with branches in La Crosse, Onalaska, Wisconsin, and St. Paul, Minnesota, Coulee Bank is a locally-owned, community bank that provides a variety of products and services for their personal and business banking customers.
The new advertising campaign was developed around some of â€śThe Unknownsâ€ť that exist in the world around us. Coulee Bankâ€™s fixed closing costs are not one of them. The BLU Group will be using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, billboard, television, print ads, banner ads, and e-mail marketing to promote this offer to customers in the Wisconsin and Minnesota markets.
â€śIt all begins with a big idea that resonates with Coulee Bankâ€™s target...
Caledonia Haulers, Industry Leader in Bulk-Liquid Food Transportation, Launches New Website with a Secure Online Application for Drivers
New website designed and developed by The BLU Group - Advertising and Marketing, strengthens Caledonia Haulers' brand, highlights service offerings, and allows drivers to apply online.
La Crosse, WI - January 20, 2012
Caledonia Haulers, Caledonia, MN, recently launched their new website to help strengthen the companyâ€™s brand nationally, grow their business in the bulk-liquid food industry, and recruit quality over-the-road drivers. The new website, designed and developed by The BLU Group â€“ Advertising & Marketing, includes a secure, custom application that allows prospective drivers to apply online 24/7 for the many opportunities that Caledonia Haulers has available.
â€śCaledonia Haulers has grown from just hauling canned milk to now transporting dozens of food grade products including milk, cream, juice, water, corn syrup, yeast, yogurt, liquid smoke, and moreâ€ť said Tony Roberts, President and Brand Builder at The BLU Group. â€śThey haul to all 48 states and Canada and have trucks in Florida, New Jersey, and California every week. Future growth plans include a second Midwest terminal and the new website and accompanying marketing should help accomplish this goal sooner.â€ť
In addition to the new online application and detailed information on Caledonia Haulersâ€™ capabilities, the website offers...
Award-Winning Website Design Agency Offers Businesses Up To One Free Year of Website Hosting
New promotion from The BLU Group - Advertising & Marketing provides three free months of website hosting with a standard transfer. Twelve free months of website hosting when accompanied by a website design and development project.
La Crosse, WI - January 05, 2012
The BLU Group â€“ Advertising & Marketing recently announced its New Year's website hosting and website design promotion. The new promotion provides businesses of all sizes the opportunity to save hundreds of dollars a year on their website hosting services when they make the switch to The BLU Group. Two great options are available for companies to choose from.
For companies that like their website and are simply looking to save money, this Wisconsin-based advertising agency is offering to transfer their website(s) free of charge and provide three (3) free months of website hosting with the purchase of a full year. With many web services companies charging $25-$30/month for hosting alone, companies can save up to $280/year by switching to The BLU Group for this service.
For companies ready to enhance their online presence by having BLU's award-winning team design or redesign their website, a special twelve (12) months of free hosting is available to them.
â€śIt is our goal to help companies of all sizes...
New Website Developed and Designed for Life Notes Newsletter
La Crosse, WI - December 23, 2011
The BLU Group - Advertising & Marketing recently designed, developed, and launched the Life Notes newsletter website. The new website, which includes an online shopping cart, is the second major phase of Life Notesâ€™ roll-out plan in 2011 and is targeted at financial advisory professionals throughout the United States that are looking for a higher quality newsletter program that will help strengthen their brand and connect with their clients.
The monthly Life Notes newsletter is a quick, easy, and powerful way to show clients that their financial advisor understands there is more to being happy than having a strong portfolio. When advisors purchase this program they will receive:
- 12 professionally-designed, smartly-written monthly issues - customized with their company information
- Matching inserts to use for monthly insights, thoughts, market updates, etc.
- Custom, company branded envelopes
â€śThe launch of LifeNotesNewsletter.org represents a huge step for this company and we are blessed to be a part of it,â€ť said Tony Roberts, President and Brand Builder at The BLU Group. â€śLife Notes is unique in the fact it focuses on helping clients live a balanced life and it is extremely well done â€“ from the writing and design...
The BLU Group â€“ Advertising & Marketing Designs, Develops, and Launches New Website for ABEE, Inc.
New website includes a custom, fully-integrated shopping cart and enhanced content for search engine optimization.
La Crosse, WI - December 22, 2011
The BLU Group â€“ Advertising & Marketing recently re-designed, developed, and launched ABEEâ€™s website. The new website includes a custom online shopping cart that is completely integrated into the main site to allow for a seamless experience for ABEEâ€™s customers. In addition, The BLU Group utilized current search engine optimization best practices to help drive organic traffic to the site and will be implementing a monthly SEO program to strengthen ABEEâ€™s online presence, increase sales, and monitor key metrics.
â€śWe are very proud of ABEE's new website and are looking forward to seeing positive results from it,â€ť said Tony Roberts, President and Brand Builder at The BLU Group. â€śOur web design and development team worked closely with ABEE to ensure that we created an online experience that embodied what they are all about â€“ fun and adventure,â€ť said Roberts.
ABEE, a Wisconsin based company, is a full-service Challenge Course and Canopy / Zip Line Tour company that provides services in adventure education and experiential program design both nationally and...
WeHaKee Camp for Girls Promotes Giving Long-Lasting Relationships, Confidence, and Empowerment This Holiday Season
Save $200 on Registration - Today Only! Camp for Girls Based in Winter, Wisconsin Encourages Families to Give the Gift That Will Benefit Young Women for the Rest of Their Life.
La Crosse, WI - November 30, 2011
WeHaKee Camp for Girls, situated in the beautiful northern Wisconsin town of Winter, is encouraging a different type of giving this holiday season - giving the gift of life-long relationships, confidence, and empowerment to young women. A WeHaKee girl is inspired to become a woman whose life embraces the values of community, compassion, justice, truth, and peace.
WeHaKee Camp for Girls is offering a special, one day registration offer - $200 Off Summer Camp! To purchase what is sure to be an incredible experience for the young woman in your life, visit their website to learn more about what the camp has to offer and then register online. Only a deposit is required at this time to take advantage of this special offer.
"It amazes us how much the single-gender camp environment allows girls and young women to blossom in ways not...
The BLU Group Develops an Innovative Search Engine Optimization Strategy
City Specific Websites Created to Increase Backlinks and Position Company for Future Growth in the Midwest and Southwestern Regions - Website Traffic Already on the Rise
La Crosse, WI - November 30, 2011
The BLU Group â€“ Advertising & Marketing recently launched twenty-one (21) new websites to strengthen their search engine optimization program, enhance their backlink strategy, and begin their entry into new markets. Specific states and cities were chosen for the initial launch based on their proximity to The BLU Group's headquarters in Onalaska, WI and the company's long-term goal of establishing a second office in the Southwestern United States. Visit ScottsdaleAdvertising.co for an example of the websites.
â€śHaving quality backlinks is a key component of any strong search engine optimization program." said Tony Roberts, President and Brand Builder at The BLU Group. â€śOur web development team created a series of websites that can easily be duplicated when we want to add a new location. It literally only takes 5 minutes and we can have a new, optimized website for any city we choose." said Roberts.
So why so many backlinks? Backlinks are links that are pointed to your website. The number...
Sullivanâ€™s Supper Club Kicks Off Holiday Season with Gift Certificate Specials
New radio spot and online ordering delivers the gift of savings to the Coulee Region
La Crosse, WI - November 14, 2011
Sullivanâ€™s Supper Club, Trempealeau Wisconsin, is kicking off the holiday shopping season with its annual gift certificate specials.
â€śA lot of restaurants offer the typical â€śGet $30 for $25â€ť special so we wanted to do a little more,â€ť said Sullivanâ€™s Owner, Lisa Colombo. â€śOur patrons can get $30 for $25, but they can also get $60 for $50 and even $100 for only $85.â€ť
Gift certificates can be ordered online at SullivansSupperClub.com or purchased in-person at Sullivanâ€™s.
About Sullivanâ€™s Supper Club - Since 1968, Sullivan's Supper Club has been considered one of the finest restaurants in the area. Located next to Perrot State Park, Sullivan's overlooks the beautiful Mississippi River in the historical town of Trempealeau, Wisconsin. Just a short beautiful ride from La Crosse, Wisconsin or Winona, Minnesota!
A scenic setting is only one of the many wonderful characteristics Sullivan's Supper Club has to offer. Their excellent service and delicious menu are what truly make us one of the best restaurants around. Bring your friends and your family, and join them for a classic dining experience...
String Swing Puts Their Work on Display
New Ad in M Music & Musicians Magazine Marks First Step in New Campaign
La Crosse, WI - October 25, 2011
String Swing, Ontario, WI, is promoting its love for music and dedication to creating high-quality musical instrument displays with a new ad to be featured in M Music & Musicians Magazine.
The campaign, created and developed by The BLU Group â€“ Advertising & Marketing, emphasizes the musiciansâ€™ and retailersâ€™ desire to do more than just hang their instrumentsâ€¦they want to display them. And when it comes to displaying these musical works of art, nothing beats an authentic String Swing.
â€śWe are very excited about the new CC01K and the opportunity to reach this highly targeted audience through M Magazine,â€ť said String Swing President, Travis Thieman. â€śThis magazine represents the best of the best and thatâ€™s what String Swing is all about. High-quality, American-made products, created by people that love what they do.â€ť
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the original String Swing has satisfied millions of music enthusiasts around the world. Its low-profile design is attractive and cradles guitars comfortably and securely. The CC01K is an updated version of the original String Swing. Its narrow fit, deep cradle design ensures perfect placement of instruments in between jam...
Coulee Bank Helps Home Owners Save Thousands of Dollars
New refinance campaign emphasizes savings in interest and monthly payments
La Crosse, WI - September 30, 2011
Coulee Bank, with the help of The BLU Group â€“ Advertising & Marketing, launched their new campaign promoting the enormous savings that home owners can experience if they refinance in the near future. Mortgage interest rates are at 50-year lows and people that have an interest rate at 4% or above on their mortgage could save tens of thousands of dollars in interest and/or reduce their monthly payments if they refinance before rates go up again.
A bank working hard to help people save money?! You better believe it. This is what makes Coulee Bank better and itâ€™s why customers across the nation are now able to bank with confidence.
About Coulee Bank - Since 1961 Coulee Bank has been providing financial products and services for business and personal banking customers alike. The bank looks to continue their long-standing tradition of excellent service backed by leading-edge products as it ventures into new markets. Visit...
The BLU Group Wins Eight National Awards at the 2011 American Graphic Design Awards
Website design, logo design, and collateral pieces recognized as some of the best in the industry
Onalaska, WI - September 14, 2011
The BLU Group â€“ Advertising & Marketing (TheBLUGroup.com) announced today they have been chosen as an eight-time winner in the 2011 American Graphic Design Awards competition. The American Graphic Design Awards is Graphic Design USAâ€™s (gdusa.com) flagship competition open to the graphic arts community. Running for nearly five decades, the competition received over 8,000 entries filling 23 categories from print and packaging to online and interactive design from advertising agencies, corporate and institutional designers, design firms and other media outlets throughout the country. A very select percentage is recognized as award winners.
The BLU Group was selected as a four-time winner in the Internet Design category from some of the best creative professionals in the country. They were awarded this title for their design and development of websites for Coulee Bank (CouleeBank.net), U-Bake (UBakeUSA.com), Point of Grace Community Church (ptofgrace.org), and their own website (TheBLUGroup.com...
Coulee Bank Launches New Website
Seamless Design and Enhanced Navigation Improves Customer Experience
La Crosse, WI - August 17, 2011
The BLU Group â€“ Advertising & Marketing (www.TheBLUGroup.com) launched Coulee Bankâ€™s completely re-designed website today. The new websiteâ€™s cleaner, more functional design featuring an improved navigation will get visitors where they want to go faster and easier. With just one or two clicks they will be able to quickly connect to the information and resources needed to manage their finances, check interest rates, research various accounts, and watch tutorials.
The updated site (www.CouleeBank.net) is divided into two main areas - Personal Banking and Business Banking â€“ to easily direct people to the information they are looking for faster than ever before. The website also features two of Coulee Bankâ€™s newest services - Provent Identity Theft Protection to watch over customers online and offline and Debt Protection to help with payments when life takes an unexpected turn for the worse.
â€śYou need to know that the new homepage rocks and is an awesome improvement over the old format!â€ť C. Bowman
With the new layout and custom programmed expandable product and service sections, visitors will enjoy easy access to the forms...
Career Opportunity at BLU - Web Designer / Developer
Web Designer / Developer
We are currently looking for a Web Designer/Developer to join our team. As a member of Team BLU, the ideal candidate will be drawn to the fast-paced challenge of working for an agency dedicated to excellence. He or she will think the casual work environment is good, the diverse workload is better, and that their killer designs/code are the best.
Candidates should be enthusiastic, innovative, and skilled in the areas of visual, user-centric, and web-based design and programming. Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced environment are a must. Extensive knowledge regarding web application opportunities and limitations, as well as an attention to detail with self-pride in quality of work, are essential. Individuals must be able to manage several projects at one time and successfully meet all expectations and deadlines.
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Empire Development & Construction Launches New Website
Image-driven design and custom content management system built for success.
March 11, 2011 - Onalaska, WI
Empire Development & Construction is an award winning team of hardworking individuals who take great pride in their work. Their commitment to cleanliness, service, timely completion, and quality above and beyond definition, make them a cut above the rest. Their recently redesigned website now embodies this same commitment to excellence.
The new and improved EmpireDevelopment.com, designed and developed by The BLĂś Group - Advertising & Marketing, launched on March 10, 2011. The new website clearly defines Empire Development & Constructions two key areas of expertise, remodeling and new construction, and takes advantage of an enhanced photo gallery to showcase their work. In addition to bringing the most relevant information to the home page and highlighting their social media connections, EmpireDevelopment.com has a custom content management system that provides their team with ability to make quick and easy changes to their website.
The final component needed to position the new website for success was a comprehensive search engine optimization program. Empire Development & Construction choose The BLĂś Group's...
ALINE-SET by Simmons Innovations is Now on Facebook
La Crosse, WI - March 21, 2011
BLU is happy to announce that the ALINE-SET from Simmon's Innovations is now on Facebook. If you haven't heard of the ALINE-SET before now, it is the perfect tool for straightening, plumbing and leveling walls, floors, beams and concrete forms. It can be used in residential, multi-family, commercial, industrial and road construction as well as for pole buildings, ag buildings, decks, fences and more. The ALINE-SET was developed by a contractor, and is the new must-have tool for carpenters, contractors, concrete professionals and do-it-yourselfers.
Now fans of The Perfect Gauge Block can not only Like it on Facebook, but also find retailers on the Find A Retailer tab, see all the different uses on the Using ALINE-SET tab, and connect with Gary and Brian - the creators of this great tool. New information will be posted on the...
Save $150-$250/yr on Website Hosting, Domain Names, and More. Best Value Around!
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Every week we receive dozens of calls asking how we can help companies save money on their website hosting, domains, and other online services. The reason for this is because we offer the best pricing on these services and have a team of experts on-staff to make the transfer process as easy as possible. On average a business will save $150-$250/year by switching just their domains and hosting to us, but the savings don't end there.
Hourly rates at our agency for design, programming, and search engine optimization, although maybe not the lowest around, beat many of our major competitors. And when you combine what you pay for what you get, The BLĂś Group offers the best value around.
Not sure what you're currently paying? Check your last invoice, ask accounting, or contact your current provider. Due to the increased demand for our online services, I have included the most common items below for you to review.
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Domain Transfers - Price noted above. FREE one-year extension included plus all the time remaining on your existing...
Coulee Bank Gives Away Cash to Change the Way You Pay
New campaign launch increases enrollment in bank services
La Crosse, WI - October 1, 2010
The Coulee Bank Team launched their new campaign promoting their Online Bill Pay Service. The campaign will give away $500 dollars in cash each month from October â€“ December 2010 simply for using Coulee Bankâ€™s online Bill Pay service and paying two bills with it during that month. Smart design and strategic placement was used in the combination of both print and electronic materials to encourage enrollment and increase participation in the service.
Since 1961 Coulee Bank has been providing financial products and services for business and personal banking customers alike. The bank looks to continue their long-standing tradition of excellent service backed by leading-edge products as it ventures into new markets. Visit www.CouleeBank.net for more information.
Welshire Capital Launches New Online Lead-Generation Program
New website paired with coordinating print and web materials help identify potential clients.
La Crosse, WI - August, 23 2010
With todayâ€™s economy threatening to take apart your wealth like never before, Welshire Capital provides expert information and guidance in their 24-page financial guide â€śA Guide to Making Investment Decisionsâ€ť. To generate interest in the guide and identify potential clients for Welshire Capitalâ€™s services, The BLĂś Group â€“ Advertising and Marketing was hired to design a lead generation program. The program consists of a new website â€“ www.SmartPortfolioAnswers.com â€“ and print and web materials, including billboards and banner ads. Eye-catching design and copy was used to drive traffic to the new website where interested parties download the free guide after answering basic questions.
Brent Welch and his team at Welshire Capital have been helping their clients retire with confidence since 1984 . A wealth management solution for high net-worth clients, Welshire Capital provides their clients with effective leadership, clear direction and trust. This combination of this values-based financial planning leads Welshire Capital clients to experience increased confidence, energy and security about their financial future.
Sullivan's Supper Club Has Record Year
New marketing strategy credited with long-standing establishment's success.
La Crosse, WI - August 20, 2010
Like many companies during the recession, Sullivan's Supper Club based in Trempealeau, WI, has not experienced stellar sales over the past couple of years. That was until they hired The BLU Group - Advertising & Marketing to develop their 2010 marketing plan. The new plan which consisted of an updated logo, a new website, e-newsletters, direct mail, and a dedication to Facebook has helped Sullivan's push sales higher than they have been in over a decade. The direct marketing campaign alone generated an 8-1 return on investment. A highly-targeted list, a great offer, and solid creative (including size and paper) all lead to this profitable outcome.
Since 1968, Sullivan's Supper Club has been considered one of the finest restaurants in the area. Located next to Perrot State Park, Sullivan's overlooks the beautiful Mississippi River in the historical town of Trempealeau. Just a 20 minute ride from La Crosse or Winona! A scenic setting is only one of the many wonderful characteristics Sullivan's Supper Club has to offer. Their excellent service and delicious menu are what truly make them one of the best restaurants around. You can dine in, carry-out, or enjoy a cocktail on our beautiful deck overlooking the river. Visit...
Coulee Bank's Business Bankers Help Businesses Move Forward
New TV spots showcase Coulee Bank's customers and their dedication
to helping them succeed.
La Crosse, WI - July 26, 2010
The Coulee Bank Business Banking Team launched two new commercials promoting their Moving Forward campaign. Based on the premise that in order to succeed businesses need to move forward rather than stand still or pull back, Coulee Bank is highlighting many of its current customers to inspire local companies to take action through the financial products and services that the bank has to offer. Written and produced by The BLU Group - Advertising & Marketing, the new commercials will air throughout the summer and into Fall 2010.
Since 1961 Coulee Bank has been providing financial products and services for business and personal banking customers alike. The bank looks to continue their long-standing tradition of excellent service backed by leading-edge products as it ventures into new markets. Visit www.CouleeBank.net for more information.
WeHaKee Camp for Girls Launches New Website
New online forms and improved overall design
makes for a better virtual experience.
La Crosse, WI - June 1, 2010
Camp Directors Bob and Maggie Braun are proud to announce the launch of their new and improved website for WeHaKee Camp for Girls - www.WeHaKeeCampForGirls.com. The new website has a variety features to make learning about the camp and signing up much easier, both for parents and campers. Designed by The BLU Group - Advertising & Marketing (Onalaska, WI), the website is the main contact point for individuals and families looking to learn more about what WeHaKee Camp for Girls has to offer. In addition to the website, The BLU Group partnered with Bob and Maggie to design a new logo, develop an e-newsletter, and optimize social networks such as Facebook.
Founded by the Dominicans of Sinsinawa, WeHaKee Camp for Girls is based on universal Gospel values and Catholic social principles. Camp staff and Sisters help each girl realize her uniqueness as an individual person while understanding and striving to reach her own potential. Living in community with girls from diverse religions, cultures, races and economic backgrounds, allows each girl to grow and develop in an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement.
ALINE-SET by Simmons Innovations Opens Online Store
Ordering the tool that makes straight a whole lot easier...just got easier!
La Crosse, WI - May 7, 2010
The ALINE-SET, a revolutionary, new gauge block designed to improve safety, enhance productivity, and increase accuracy, is now available to purchase online at www.AlineSet.com. Customers can purchase 2-packs, 6-packs, and 6-packs with construction line 24/7 from the comfort of their home or office.
Developed by a contractor, the ALINE-SET is the new must-have tool for carpenters, contractors, concrete professionals and do-it-yourselfers. The ALINE-SET is the perfect tool for straightening, plumbing and leveling walls, floors, beams and concrete forms. Use in residential, multi-family, commercial, industrial and road construction as well as for pole buildings, ag buildings, decks, fences and more.