Client Spotlight: IGO Legacy Hotel Group

With the recent launch of their snazzy website, IGO Legacy Hotel Group is quickly becoming a rising star in the hotel industry. IGO Legacy Hotel Group’s new and improved website is bright, easy to navigate and features responsive design. This allows each page to resize and reformat for computers, tablets and phones of any screen size.

Another way IGO Legacy Hotel Group stands out from the crowd is through eye-catching promotional products. IGO Legacy Hotel Group creatively incorporates their fun orange logo into fashionable everyday items, including watches, pedometers, mouse pads, pens and stationery. Doesn’t that watch look gorgeous?

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IGO Legacy Hotel Group caters to corporate travelers, tour groups, family vacationers and anyone else in need of a good night’s rest. With 12 locations around major cities in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, every IGO Legacy Hotel Group hotel is equipped with convenient perks and benefits. These include:

  • Complimentary High-Speed WiFi
  • Free Hot, Home-Style Breakfast
  • Indoor Pool & Whirlpool
  • Fitness Center
  • Plenty of Free Parking
  • Pre-Registration w/ Key Packets ready
  • Customizable Reservations
  • Volume Pricing
  • Large Meeting Rooms

In addition to these amenities, each IGO Legacy Hotel Group hotel is located near fun attractions for the whole family, including shopping malls, sports centers, museums, wineries, raceways, amusement parks, zoos and more!

IGO Legacy Hotel Group’s happy, confident employees are the sign of a company that truly cares. With a focus on personal and professional growth, development and education, IGO Legacy Hotel Group works hard to invest into every single member of their team. Learn more about positions available on the careers page.

Prime is proud to call IGO Legacy Hotel Group one of our clients and we are excited to keep working with them in the future. From responsive websites to stylish watches and even more creative promotional products, Prime is here to help your company stand out in every way!

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pad_googlealgorithmHaving a mobile or fully responsive website has never been more important

How easy do we make it for others to do business with us? This is a question that every business should consider. Google has presumably asked themselves this same question recently, as they are preparing to address how they serve their mobile audience.

Google has reported extreme growth in mobile users on their search engine and expect mobile to surpass desktop searches this year. Considering this, Google aims to give the mobile visitor the best experience by recommending sites that are mobile friendly. Gone are the days of sites that require you to “pinch in zoom” and welcomed are sites that are either fully responsive or mobile friendly.

How Will This Affect Google Rankings?

Taken right from Google’s announcement, “This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.” This is a very bold statement and is considered the most important and highest impact algorithm update yet from Google. The leader in the search industry clearly feels strongly about delivering not only the most relevant, but also the highest quality results that are optimized for a given device.

Google does not share all the details of this update, so businesses will not know the full impact until after the April 21st update. Speculation is that non-mobile friendly websites will not be punished or discounted like those that take part in black hat techniques, but rather sites that are mobile friendly will be heavily rewarded. This is one of the first times that Google has said, “You need to do this!” Search Engine Optimizers all over the world would wish Google was always this direct.

One requirement from Google is that all indexed pages on a website be mobile friendly, not just the home page. This means that creating a simple one page mobile landing page will not suffice. Google indexes several pages on a given site and they will all need to be mobile friendly.

What Should You Do About It?

The first step is to consult with whomever built your website. There will be multiple options for you ranging from creating a mobile version of your site to a complete rebuild to make it 100% responsive.

Inquiries from clients are on the rise regarding this Google algorithm update, and the solutions vary from client to client based on several factors. If you have any questions regarding your website and its mobile friendliness, start to explore your options. After all, you’ve worked hard to establish your visibility and Google ranking. Are you prepared to keep it?

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The Prime Team had a blast hosting the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce Business Seminar Series. We had a great turn out, and a special thanks to everyone that attended.The topic was “Improve Your Business’s Google Ranking & Online Reputation,” stay tuned for the announcement of the next seminar.

Below are some photos and video of the event, featuring DJ Hartley, President of the I-94 Chamber of Commerce, Mark Murray, President/CEO of Prime Advertising and today’s speaker, Leila De la Fuente, Marketing/Social Media Consultant.


 

 

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As Maple Grove is the City that Prime Advertising and many of its employees call home, it is very important to us to stay connected with all the many wonderful and exciting things happening. That’s why we were very excited to be awarded the redesign of their new website (www.maplegrovemn.gov)!

The old website was rather cumbersome and it was often difficult to locate the information you were looking for. The goal of the new website was to make the user’s experience on the website stress-free, interactive and even fun!

Prime’s designers gave movement to the homepage with a rotating slideshow that showcases resident and city activities in Maple Grove. To clear the stuffiness that some city sites fall victim to, Prime went with a fresh, up-beat look, using rich greens and blues, and the latest technology allowing for a wider screen display. User-friendly drop-down navigation and highlights that “pop,” create multiple ways for users to navigate to each service or specific page inside the site.

The task of re-organizing the abundance of information on the Maple Grove website was a large undertaking indeed! Once everyone agreed on the look of the site, a large portion of the project’s time was allocated to streamlining all of Maple Grove’s information so that it was much easier to find on the new site.

It was very important that the city stay connected with residents and able to provide the most recent news and city developments in simple, easy-to-update ways. The new site integrates three channels to achieve this goal. First, Prime introduced the City of Maple Grove to the idea of blogging as a means of keeping residents current, sharing updates on new business activity and city events like Maple Grove Days and National Night Out. Second, a “Latest News area was incorporated into the site, where short city, county and district announcements are rotated in a small area of every page. Lastly, a Calendar page was created, allowing the City of Maple Grove to log City Council meetings, commission meetings, special performances, farmers market dates and much more. Residents can click on individual calendar events for more information, times and directions.

Using the ElementZ Content Management System, the individual departments are now able to manage and update their city services and resident resources easily. As a team, Prime Advertising and the City staff were able to get this fun and informative website live in time for summer festivities!

We are pleased to see that all of the hard work that the City of Maple Grove and Prime Advertising have put into this project is paying off, with wonderful reviews from residents and employees alike. “When I go to a website, I get frustrated easy when I have to spend so much time trying to figure it out…In our website, it’s just such a smooth flow,” says Al Madsen, Maple Grove’s City Administrator.

See for yourself how the City of Maple Grove’s website has transformed!

 

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Since 1969 Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital has provided high-quality veterinarian and pet hospital services in New Hope and surrounding areas. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited practice, PHPH aims to maintain the highest-quality patient care, equipment and procedures possible. In recent months, in continuing with their efforts to remain state-of-the-art, Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital turned to Prime Advertising for a logo enhancement and a new website.

The new website was designed using Elementz, a content management system that provides improved ability to communicate with clients and a user-friendly navigation system. Prime’s team created a website design that embraces PHPH’s earth-toned brand theme, with a layout that is fresh, clean and welcoming.

Their new site includes a variety of galleries with crisp, clear photographs to enhance visual appeal and maintain user interest. PHPH was also excited about the addition of a randomizing testimonial area to showcase their outstanding client reviews. By integrating the Elementz Content Management System, PHPH is able take full control of their website, making updates and changes anytime they want. Since the launch of their new site, the number of new visitors and the amount of time visitors spend on pages have both increased dramatically.

Prime also helped PHPH with a new blog called “Chew on This” to share updates and relevant news with their customers and to increase search engine optimization (SEO).

We are very excited for their new website and wish the staff at PHPH luck as their site traffic and clientele continues to grow! For clinic information or to schedule an appointment, visit their website!

 

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