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09.02.16

Summer Days Are Ending

Oh, the dog days of summer. Sun shining. Kids playing. Birds chirping. Office AC turned so high employees freezing. This summer has been an exciting one at BlackOut Design, and because most of the staff has vacations planned for the fall, we’ve been working feverishly. But more about holidays later…

We’re proud to say since May, we’ve launched 10 brand new and redesigned websites for clients, both new and old. Some like United Neighborhood Centers and the Lou Ruspi, Jr. Foundation (LRJ) are non-profit organizations looking to bring education and awareness to Northeastern Pennsylvania. Others, like the Brooklyn Mile, showcase an inaugural race held on the historic streets of the borough. We also worked with one of our most delicious clients, Peculiar Culinary Company, for the second time, refreshing their old website with gorgeous new food photography and weekly food truck menu. Both A. Pickett Construction company and Driven Athletics also joined the BlackOut family when they came to us looking to boost their online presence. Our team gave modern, clean looks to both the new sites and even incorporated video testimonials and training tips to Driven. Just in time for Rio and the Final 5, we finalized a brand new website for United Sports Academy  and we’re happy to say that ACT, a related non-profit organization, is also in the process of getting a new site. One of the most inspiring clients we work with, Highlights Foundation, sought our help once again for a redesign of their site which brings greater attention to the myriad of workshops available to aspiring writers and illustrators. We also welcomed two other new clients – Feeding PA – an organization based in Harrisburg which helps member food banks to secure food and other resources to reduce hunger in our state – and the Scranton Single Tax Office – who we are ALL familiar with!

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In addition to the website design and development work we’ve accomplished, our team has been working on several other projects too including a variety of print projects for Johnson College and Borton Lawson Engineering and public relations and social media plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hunters Sharing the Harvest as well as the 25th anniversary of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. We’ve also done work to develop robust SEO campaigns and content development strategies for clients like Maiolatessi Wine Cellars and Valley Distributing to name a few.

In a few short weeks, we will be sending out a client satisfaction survey that we encourage each of you to complete. It is our hope that we will not only learn, but grow, based on the feedback you provide. Your insights and comments are valuable to us and we’re looking forward to hearing back from you.

We are grateful to have had such an exciting summer and can’t wait to end the third quarter on a high note! We’re looking forward to updating you again soon right after Jack returns from spending five long, tiring days in Montana, backcountry hiking in Glacier National Park.