Anniversary Event and Product Announcement

2016 has certainly been a year of exciting changes and we are thrilled to be celebrating our 5th year as Wilmington’s most energetic homegrown web design and digital marketing agency. We strive to be as creative as we are innovative, qualities that have helped us actualize from an idea into a virtual reality over the past half-decade. We invite each of you to join us in celebrating this benchmark with a networking event from 6pm to 8pm at tekMountain on September 16th, 2016.

We began with our founder Derek Schmidt back in 2011 when Derek was freelancing, offering white-label services, building brands and marketing strategies for companies to take on as their own; mainly focusing on graphic and website design. He saw success in his clients’ reactions to his work. Taking on the talented Kelly Haviland as the company’s Business Development and Project Manager, together Derek and Kelly began noticing a trend. They realized success in web design and digital marketing solutions starts with education. While their crafts are professional, vibrant and effective, it was building trust, education and communication with their clients that set us apart. An active rapport and honest correspondence has continued to be core in our mission.

Since then, we have grown, broadening our range of services and taking on new talent. Relocating to its present location at the self-described tech focused incubator, tekMountain in early 2016, we have placed ourselves at the center of creative ingenuity in here in Wilmington NC. tekMountain has proven to be a great place to foster relationships with other Wilmington small businesses and create connections with inventive talent and techies. As an agency, we are able to tap into the resources we have surrounded ourselves with, gaining the ability to accommodate nearly any client need and save the client costs. “We believe keeping a smaller staff allows for less communication errors and a more personal relationship with our clients,” said Schmidt.

We are now proud to offer an incredible number of digital solutions – and explain why they are important to business owners. In addition to graphic and web design, businesses can now depend on us for digital marketing and analysis, branding and logo design, photography and videography, copywriting and blogging, search engine optimization (SEO), social media management, web and mobile applications development, and website training. All these services are synergistic; improvement in one area improves the whole. Using a 6-point system that starts with discovering each client’s unique needs and goals, our staff comes together to help the client unfold a plan for a noticeable and successful online presence.

We are delighted to be a service to such companies as Cortech Solutons, Furniture Fair, the Atlanta Falcons, Hampton Inn & Suites, Bar-B-Cutie, Window Gang, eyecarecenter, and local Wilmington businesses. We are always accepting new clients, eager to refresh brand images or mastermind new strategies to help grow businesses.

In addition to our digital marketing services, we are thrilled to announce that we are  now venturing into the realm of scalable business solutions and we will be announcing a customizable system businesses can use to manage and analyze both customer interaction and internal business practices. More information, including launch date and pricing structure, will be revealed about the project at our 5th anniversary tekMountain from 6pm to 8pm on September 16th, 2016. Come meet fellow Wilmington small business owners and enjoy beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres, courtesy of DesignLoud. To RSVP, simply visit our RSVP page. We look forward to seeing you there!

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DesignLoud is a web development & digital marketing agency located in Wilmington, NC. Our team takes great pleasure in teaching others how to build and market their websites to see higher returns.

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