Here at BlackOut Design we recently had an opportunity to work with a group with a great mission. Over the past 28 years the Highlights Foundation has been developing and delivering curriculum that brings some of the most recognizable names in children’s literature to their campus to hone the skills of writers and illustrators of all levels. The group’s mission is to improve the quality of children’s literature by empowering those who are delivering the next great story to our children.
Recently, Blackout Design was in touch with Richard “Lee” Powers III, a recent Marywood grad and 1st place winner at the Great Valley Technology Alliance 10th Annual Entrepreneurship Institute, to help create a new website for his business: customizable turkey calls. A few short weeks later, we had the design nailed down, the ecommerce site built and like that, Triple Toe Turkey Calls was live. If you’re in the market for handmade, custom turkey calls, stop over and see what Lee can do for you!
BlackOut Design was presented with the opportunity to design The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce eBriefs Newsletter. Our talented team was able to create a unique design as well as incorporate social sharing elements. Readers can now easily share an interesting article directly to Facebook by simply clicking a button. The benefits of such a platform give the reader an added ease of use while providing greater awareness for The Chamber and all they do for our community. We loved participating in such a terrific project and hope that you enjoy and benefit from all that The Chamber has to offer.
Zig’s Auto came to BlackOut Design for assistance in their online positioning. We were able to provide a custom Facebook page, a custom Twitter background and a new blog, thanks to our talented team.
Zig’s Auto is dedicated to the automotive enthusiast, with access to the largest selection of in-stock automotive accessories for most cars, trucks, Jeeps and SUVs from over 600 brand name vendors. Their experienced staff and management team represent years of experience in the specialty automotive aftermarket. Such experience shows due to the fact that they realize the importance of social media.
Social media is marketing today. It is so important to utilize these marketing channels such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc. In our fast-paced and competitive world, people are running out of time in the day. Social media has become the perfect way to communicate.
Zig’s Auto is taking full advantage of the many opportunities that technology has provided. We were happy to help in positioning this valuable company to reach a larger audience.
One of the many ways in which Johnson College and BlackOut Design have been working together is to increase awareness of the wonderful opportunities available at Johnson College. Our latest project has been to design and implement billboard advertising for their Open House campaign.
Johnson College offers education for various careers in technology, health services and business fields. They have focused on 13 degree programs in order to provide personalized instruction so that their students will graduate with the skills needed for specialized employment, career advancement and life-long learning.
BlackOut Design has been thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to better spread the word about such a dynamic institution with strong competitive advantage and client satisfaction.
Every programmer who starts learning Java, starts in writing his first script, which is usually called “Hello World”. The earliest step for programmers and an essential procedure to survive in Java World is training and attending technical conferences. For the 14th consecutive year, the JavaOne conference took place at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco from June 2–5.
Nick Hanhan from Blackout attended four days of solid Java technical training. Thousands of attendees were happy to get latest information about Java’s World in the form of previews and beta releases. Many new products and prizes were handed out during the five-day Pavilion.
General Sessions included the latest information about Sun products and new mobile application from its partners. Hands-on labs gave the participants strong exposure to the coding of Java, netbeans and new JavaFX script. Nick liked Zembly a new kind of social application development environment. Zembly helps developers create online applications that can be integrated into Facebook and other online communities.
After writing his first Hello World script, Nick received Sun Certified Java Associate (SCJA) certification on June 23rd.
BlackOut Design, Inc. President Jack Reager was quoted in a Sunday Times article dealing with the growing popularity of corporate blogs as a powerful new tool for communicating with customers.
Featured in the “Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Weekly” section, the article cites Reager along with other Northeastern Pennsylvania business leaders, discussing how blogs have replaced traditional PR methods and can open up a mutually beneficial dialog between a business and its customers.
“Years ago, it was get a press release out, make sure you’re in the paper, make sure you’re in the TV news. Now, with technology, you can get your message out there and control it,” Reager is quoted as saying.
At BlackOut, we not only maintain our own corporate blog; we design, build and manage blogs for our clients. If you’re interested in learning how a blog can advance your marketing message, contact us at 570.341.3466 or email@example.com.
BlackOut client Hydro4GE was recently featured in the April issue of the Great Valley Technology Alliance’s newsletter “eNexus.”
The article highlights the groundbreaking work being done by Hydro4GE in the software development arena, as well as the collaborative efforts between Hydro4GE developers and local institutions of higher education like the University of Scranton and Misericordia University.