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We Are

We are professional, we are creative, we are hungry for success with a sophisticated palette that can only be satisfied by delectable design.

Teamwork

Each team member; an ingredient of equal importance in satisfying a client’s cravings, feeding off one another for creativity with deflated ego’s. #Nobeef

Communication

We understand the value of liaison with our clients, so we are committed to brewing rich and meaningful communications.

Developing Relationships

We suppose you can call us a sucker for love, because we dedicate ourselves to building lasting relationships.

Problem Solving

We know how to leverage the right tools to give our clients the best possible online experience.

The Juice

We have a thirst for life that is routinely quenched with an environment that allows the creative juices to flow.

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WE CREATE, DESIGN & DEVELOP THE FUTURE

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Our Services

  • Our Process
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  • Brain Storming

    Thunderous ideas are materialized from the 1st step of our process and transformed into creative solutions.

  • Planning

    During the exploration stage, we dive into our clients’ business requirements and competitive landscape.

  • Development

    Once we have a clear strategy and we know what we want to achieve, it’s time for our designers to roll up their sleeves.

  • Launch

    Following thorough quality assurance involving the client and our team, the project is Go for Liftoff.

Web Design/Development

Creating innovative and interactive websites that focus on promoting your brand while staying on top of the latest technology trends. Our fully custom websites are unique to your company’s specific needs.

Graphic Design

Our experienced graphic designers will use a combination of high resolution imagery, typography, and page layouts to produce a final design that takes your breath away.

Email Newsletter

It is critical to create touch points with both your existing clients and prospects

Branding/Logo Design

Our graphic design experts will ensure that your branding is cohesive and engaging across all online platforms.

Search Engine Optimization

Get found online. We will work with you to find the most relevant, and beneficial, hyper local keywords to target in order to improve your SEO value.

Social Media Marketing

Social media has become the new word of mouth marketing. Let our team develop strategic, hyper local social media campaigns that will drive followers to your site and increase engagement when interacting with your brand

Retargeting

Visibility and consistency are absolutely crucial in reaching a target audience. Place your ads in front of your customers no matter where they go online.

Content Marketing

Creating engaging and unique content through the art of blogging and social media marketing.

Copywriting

Spanning from web page content, blogging, social media marketing, and press release creation- we’ve got you covered.

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The SMS team delivers world class designs across the nation, helping brands live up to their full potential. It’s what we do.

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We’ve had the pleasure of partnering with some remarkable brands and establishing an extensive network of affiliates.

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Web Wednesday: Why Website Imagery Really Matters

June 22, 2016
If you only think about one part of your online presence, focus on website imagery.   They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, and we can say from our professional experience that they’re right. While we love our team of writers (says the writer writing this…), they know as well as we do that in 2016, no one’s going to sit down and read a thousand words on your home page. They will, however, glance through a slideshow of pictures. Website imagery is absolutely crucial if you want to keep visitors on your site. Think about it. What’s more exciting to you: a block of black and white text, or a vibrant, visually stimulating picture? That’s a little bit of a leading question, but only because it has such an obvious answer. Imagery is what grabs our attention, and a website that doesn’t play to that is going to miss out on prospective business and bore current clients. If you want proof, here are a few of our recent web designs with imagery-heavy home pages. Take a look and see how they make you feel. Then imagine them without the image. See the difference?   Diane Cannon Real Estate The beautiful ocean scenery invites you to buy in Laguna Beach, the area Diane serves.   Fortis Risk Solutions The strong image conveys the power of Fortis’s solutions, but the soft afterglow of the sun keeps it from feeling intimidating.   Weber | Kubiak With a unique, engaging photo tying directly into their tagline, Weber | Kubiak showcase their services in just four words.   Phillips General Insurance Agency A welcoming home image exemplifies the warmth and care of Phillips Insurance.   Finding just the right picture and fitting it at just the right spot in your site design isn’t easy. That’s why our team of web designers and developers is here. If you want a website captivating enough to hold the attention of 2016’s web users, contact Stratosphere Marketing Solutions in Westlake Village, California.

SEO Series Part IV: Tips to Help Your Real Estate SEO Efforts Deliver Results

June 8, 2016
Your real estate SEO efforts need to do these things if you want to get seen online.  The internet has completely transformed real estate. Instead of flipping through grainy pictures in a magazine, people are able to see a wealth of high-quality images to give them a taste of a home before they even think about setting up a showing. Digital listings are shifting the industry, and it’s up to you to keep up. You can, if your real estate SEO is successful! Here are a few tips to help you get more out of your SEO efforts. Keep your images in focus. The beauty of online real estate is the imagery you can easily share with potential buyers at the click of a button. But can other possible clients find those same images as easily? Each time you upload an image to your site, optimize it. That means giving it a dpi of 72, adjusting the dimensions so the picture looks clear but doesn’t slow down the load speed of your site, and putting your keywords in the alt text. Look at the data. If you haven’t set up your (free!) Google Analytics account, do it now. Analytics collects data on every single visitor to your site and can give you valuable information about what is – and isn’t – working. Look over your analytics at least once a month to hone in on the right marketing plan for your real estate business. Go mobile. Do you know how many potential clients are flipping through home listings on their iPads? A lot. Don’t miss out on them! Mobile-optimize your website to become visible to a broader audience. This also helps you avoid getting dinged by Google, which doesn’t appreciate sites that can’t be viewed on mobile devices. These are just a few ideas to help with your real estate SEO. Want more? Contact Stratosphere Marketing Solutions in Westlake Village, California today!

SEO Series Part III: Insurance SEO Mistakes Your Agency Should Avoid

June 1, 2016
If you’re trying to make the most of your insurance SEO, you need to steer clear of these mistakes.   SEO might seem like a complicated topic, but a lot of it comes down to common sense. Search engines are really trying to deliver the best, most helpful results to their searchers, so when your insurance agency creates valuable resources online, you’re doing your SEO a favor. Want more tangible evidence? Here are three common insurance SEO mistakes that could be keeping your website off the top ranking pages. Ignoring your website. All too often, agencies see their website development and maintenance as a part of their marketing budget. Yes, your website serves as the foundation for many of your marketing efforts. But in 2016, an attractive, high-functioning website isn’t just nice to have. It’s a necessity. If your website isn’t up-to-date with helpful, relevant information and search engine optimized so people can find it, it’s going to be a detriment to your online presence. Dreaming too big. We’re all for having huge ideas and striving to accomplish them! But when it comes to SEO, you need to be realistic. Think your independent insurance agency is going to rank on the top page of Google for “insurance”? Think again. With SEO, you need to have specific, local keywords that you’re targeting. Before you pick those keywords, check them out and make sure they don’t have too much competition. Otherwise, you’ll be sinking money into your SEO efforts without any shot of getting towards the top of ranking pages or being found by locals who really need your services. Not creating content. Want search engines to move your website up the rankings? You need to give them something to work with, and that means creating content. If you’re too busy to be regularly crafting original, helpful content, consider hiring a team (like ours at Stratosphere) to help you. Without content, you can’t build links, and without links, your SEO effort is dead in the water. Are you ready to start taking your insurance SEO to the next level? To get a team behind you, contact Stratosphere Marketing Solutions in Westlake Village, California. We have experience helping independent insurance agencies across the country move up search engine ranking pages.

SEO Series Part II: Why Local SEO Could Be the Key to Success Online

May 25, 2016
If you’re not leveraging local SEO, your business isn’t truly optimizing its online presence. Search engine optimization, or SEO, is a trending topic. We started a five-part series on this important tool a couple of weeks ago, but now we want to dig deeper. Specifically, we want to show you how local SEO could help your business crack the digital code and move up the search engine ranking pages. Why does local matter? Here are just a few reasons. It’s a Google favorite. Google’s in the little guy’s corner. They want to give local businesses the tools they need to perform online, as is evidenced by free resources like their Analytics and Search Console. Their latest algorithm updates have focused on giving searchers relevant results, and a big part of what they consider relevant is location. We’re going mobile. As more and more searches come from mobile devices, we can all assume that more people are looking for information while on-the-go. When you search “Thai food,” search engines assume you’re looking for Thai food in the area, and will consequently show you local results. The digital landscape is competitive. The internet grows daily. With more sites comes more competition. How do you keep up? Find your niche. By optimizing locally, you compete just with local businesses, not with every single business in your industry across the globe – and the web. If you’re ready to dive into some local optimization, we can help. Here are a few tips to get you started. Get your information right. Google wants to show local searchers your business, but they need to know where to find you. If you’ve got a different address on your website, Facebook page, and Yelp, both search engines and searchers are going to get confused. Make sure there’s consistency in your business name, address, and phone number across all of your citations online. Add in your city. To optimize your website locally, make sure the pages across your site mention your location. Include your city and state in the title of blogs to build up your local presence. Ask for help. That is, ask your clients to leave an honest review on Yelp, Google, Yahoo Local, etc. It’s illegal to pay for these reviews, but you can let your customers know that if they’re on one of these sites, you’d love a review. Positive local reviews can move you up the rankings. These tips will help you get started with local SEO, but you shouldn’t stop there! To have a dedicated Account Manager analyze your business’s local digital presence and offer solutions customized for you, contact Stratosphere Marketing Solutions in Westlake Village, California today.