Billow Marketing has been busy building websites the last few months.  We have 3 that were launched recently that we’d like to share.  We invite you to peruse each site and let us know what you think.

Shakespeare in the Grove

Shakespeare in the Grove WebsiteIt’s great that WordPress offers such great themes! The Tempera theme is the one we chose for the Shakespeare in the Grove website.  It’s free and easily customized.  Themes sometimes limit the number of fonts that can be used, the colors or the layout.  Tempera gives tons of options in each area.

We didn’t have to add too many plugins to get the functionality we were looking for either.  The plugins you’ll see were Contact Form with Captcha and Smart Donations.  Captcha is a MUST on any contact form.  Without it, you’re compromising the site by allowing it to be open to hackers.  Billow Marketing’s site was hacked last year and became an avenue to sell prescription male enhancement drugs.  Nice, huh?!  Well, now we have captcha on our contact form so we are no longer exposed, so to speak 🙂

This is the first time we’ve used Smart Donations.  Our client is a 501 (c) (3) and uses Paypal so we wanted to find a way for them to accept donations easily online.  Smart Donations fits the bill.

Our client is very pleased with the completed project.  Diana Adair, Shakespeare in the Grove’s Director sent us this email:

The Shakespeare in the Grove website looks amazing!  You did such a great job!  I know another organization or two looking for web help I will recommend Billow Marketing!

Diana Adair
Tourism Manager
City of Sherman

Accurate Glass and Mirror and Red River Mardi Gras & Jazz Festival

Accurate Glass and MirrorMila called Accurate Glass and Mirror to have her home’s front window repaired.  She’d done business with them before and knew they would give her great customer service.

Today a company’s website is like an ad in the Yellow Pages used to be. Mila looked at Robert Franklin’s website and knew it was not going to help him much.  She proposed Billow build a new website for him that would impress anyone that looked at it, a site that would make the user want to call to learn more.  Once the site was up, Robert told Mila he went to give an estimate to a potential commercial client and when he walked in, his new website was on a wall mounted screen.  The potential client said he was very impressed with the website and gave Robert the project! Red River Mardi Gras Website

DSP&R put together a team of talent to help plan the Red River Mardi Gras & Jazz Festival in Sherman, TX.  Dana was on the committee as the Marketing expert.  She built the website for Red River Mardi Gras & Jazz Festival as well as created the festival’s Facebook page, Google+ page and Twitter page.  On the day of the festival, the website got over 3000 views!