April 5, 2010 (Greenville, SC) – Greenville-based web development firm Mediasation has enjoyed a busy first quarter of the year, signaling a turn in the economy and positive outlook for 2010. With 35 websites launching in the first three months of the year, Mediasation is poised to have their most successful year yet.
Working with the national ASPCA, Mediasation was able to help launch an updated website targeting animal welfare professionals. Veterinarians, shelter personnel, animal cruelty officers, and other animal care professionals can find useful information regarding grants, disaster preparedness, poison control, and more.
“Building a better world, one mailbox at a time” is a slogan that is taken to heart on the new BetterBox Mailbox website. Visitors can review the features and superior quality of these mailboxes and place an order online, with free shipping. Mediasation designed and built this ecommerce site and provided search engine optimization techniques to ensure that homeowners throughout the country can find their BetterBox Mailbox.
Mediasation has long-enjoyed working with St. Francis Health System and their affiliate physicians. They recently launched a new website for Carolina Surgical Associates, providing information about their doctors, specialties, and information for patients on what to expect.
Mediasation worked with the team at C. Dan Joyner to redesign their website. The new site features a wider more modern design, allowing users to view more content at once. In addition, Mediasation is providing search engine optimization services to help keep C. Dan Joyner at the top of the list when home-buyers and sellers are looking for a realtor. Soon to come are a mobile version of the website as well as a new intranet for this long-time Mediasation client.
Community Foundation in committed to improving the quality of life for Greenville County. Working with various local organizations, they sought a new website to provide a single location to promote their work. One of the unique features of Spark Websites over other out-of-the-box providers is that the Spark designs can be customized to fit a customer’s brand. Mediasation designed and built the new website on their Spark Website framework, providing a beautiful, functional site that met the budget of this not-for-profit organization.
Musical duo Doug and Kelley Norwine have performed with world-renowned artists, including Ray Charles and Paul McCartney. Mediasation provided Doug and Kelly with a Spark Website to help them showcase their talent and experience in music and television.
This new Spark Website helps attorney Ron Friddle effectively communicate the legal services offered by his firm—in English and in Spanish. By including photography, video, and copy in two languages, Mediasation helped Mr. Friddle reach his target audience.
Mediasation and Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center launched a new website dedicated to reducing obesity in teens. The new custom website helps educate teens and parents on the options available to help overcome weight problems—from nutrition to surgery. The new website is managed by the Mediasation CMS and includes a custom design to help target teens.
United Way of Greenville County sponsors the Graduate Greenville initiative to increase the graduation rate of teens in Greenville County. Mediasation has worked with Graduate Greenville and the United Way for several years and provided a website redesign for GraduateGreenville.org using Spark Websites.
Horizon Investments, located in Charlotte, NC, desired not only a new website design, but an easy way to make updates without having to call their IT department for every text change. Mediasation provided a new website design and the Mediasation CMS to meet their needs. What’s more, Horizon needed an easy way for their representatives to send documents to potential clients via their mobile phones. Mediasation wrote an application that allows representatives to select documents and email them to their prospects, without requiring a login. This new tool is available online and via smart phones.
Innegrity is a high-performance fiber manufacturer that focuses on composites, such as those used in sporting goods, ballistics, and boating. Their new Spark Website, backed by the Mediasation CMS, provides an easy way to update their content, showcase the various applications of their fiber, and allow potential customers access to material safety data sheets (MSDS).
Long-time Mediasation client, J-Freeman and Associates received a website makeover, using a Spark Website design. A wide assortment of photography helps customize the look.
Keys 2 the City is a locally-owned advertising agency focusing on small business. They came to Mediasation looking for a website that could be online in just a few days and could convey their dedication to the Greenville area. A Spark Website with a custom background fit the bill.
The Light Brigade, based in Tukwila, Washington, provides fiber optic training courses to a variety of industries. They required a website that would allow users to register for training, purchase computer-based training and textbooks, and enable sales representatives to offer discounts to key clients. Mediasation provided a new website with an ecommerce application to meet those requirements. Due to the volume of courses and products, Mediasation was able to import the data from the Light Brigade’s existing application. They are now enjoying a marked increase in online registrations and purchases.
Mediasation has been involved with the American Cancer Society’s Moonlight and Magnolias fundraising gala and website for years. For 2010, Mediasation donated a new design to help promote the Gatsby Gala being held on April 10. By providing the design and Mediasation CMS, American Cancer Society personnel and volunteers can keep the site up-to-date with information about the gala, auction, photos from previous events, and stories about the survivors that they’re helping.
Musicraft provides audio and visual equipment and services to businesses throughout the Upstate, with a particular focus on outfitting churches. Mediasation provided a Spark Website and Search Engine Optimization services to help promote their services and grow their business into new markets.
The Butcher The Baker owns eight Fuddruckers franchises in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee and had never had a website to help promote them. While Fuddruckers corporate maintains a website, they desired one that could target their locations. Mediasation provided a custom design that includes an online menu, maps to each location, calendars of events, an area for L’il Fudds, online store, and more. Each is managed using the Mediasation CMS so that The Butcher The Baker can keep their site up-to-date.
The Greenville Chamber of Commerce has recently launched the NEXT initiative, a “resource collaborative that supports and attracts high-impact entrepreneurs and their ventures in greater Greenville.” NEXT promotes key initiatives, incentives, and resources to help fuel business growth while providing members with the ability to connect and collaborate with a community of innovators. Mediasation provided NEXT with a high-impact website design that is managed using the Mediasation CMS. In addition, Mediasation provided a means to showcase upcoming events and gather registrations. The cornerstone of the NEXT website is the member directory that allows each member company to feature a summary of services, photographs, and video.
The Oconee Humane Society needed a simple and cost-effective way to feature adoptable animals and reach potential supporters. They chose a Mediasation Spark Website with the Mediasation CMS. They are now able to manage their own website content, build online volunteer forms, and embed the third party pet search database that they already use so that visitors can find their next best friend.
Patrick Marketing's slogan of “Think differently. Act decisively.” meshes well with the Mediasation philosophy of putting the tools to manage a website in the hands of the content owners and subject-matter experts. By selecting a Mediasation Spark website design and making it their own, through creative copy and images that speak to their brand, Patrick Marketing separates themselves from similar services. They do not have to rely on a third-party to update their content, thereby keeping their overhead low and making updates immediately—keeping the small company agile and responsive.
Pavillon is a residential and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center near Lake Lure in western North Carolina. Pavillon sought a new custom website design that would help convey their unique approach to treating substance misuse. Mediasation provided an elegant, soothing design that complements the serenity and hope patients find at Pavillon. Pavillon’s marketing department can now manage all of the content and messaging on the website with out relying solely on IT, freeing resources to focus on their areas of expertise.
Mediasation has a long-standing relationship working with the United Way of Greenville County. When they called asking for assistance in getting a website published for their new initiative, South Carolina Institute for Child Success, a Spark Website fit the bill. The new website was published in just a few days, in time to recruit an executive director for the program.
Siroflex, Inc. has worked with Mediasation in the past for their North American website and had a vision to launch an e-commerce website to promote their high-end caulks and sealants to home users. Mediasation implemented the design provided by Siroflex’s marketing company to create an online store for the line of colorful caulks and sealants, providing a new revenue stream for the company.
Southern Mulch had several unique needs when they came to Mediasation for a Spark Website. In addition to needing a website that they could easily manage and update on their own, they also required a way to update their product offerings via a database import and help their clients calculate how much product they would need. Mediasation built the database import tool and a calculator to help mulch and stone customers determine how much product they would require, based on volume (length, width, and depth of bed) and the type of product needed, such as flagstone or playground mulch.
In 2009, Mediasation worked with Southern Eye to build a Spark Website for the ophthalmologists. They returned to Mediasation to assist in building a site to promote their new initiative, Surgeons for Sight. As a not-for-profit, budget was a concern. Mediasation provided a Spark Website with a customized color palette and layout to meet their needs. The team with Surgeons for Sight inputted their own content and images and continues to update the new site on a regular basis.
When Betty Bercowski, owner of the Christopher Park Gallery, decided to open her new coffee shop next door to the Main Street art gallery, she needed a new website to help promote it. Mediasation previously worked with Ms. Bercowski on the gallery’s e-commerce website, www.chickenmanart.com, and she returned to the Greenville web firm to launch www.TallDudeCafe.com and promote the new coffee and dessert shop. The Tall Dude Café website features menu specials, an integrated blog, video, and more.
Over the years, Mediasation has worked with a variety of churches and other non-profits to promote their message online. Temple Baptist Church came to Mediasation for an easy-to-use website that they can update on a regular basis. Through the Mediasation CMS, Temple Baptist can promote events and classes, share photos and videos, and answer frequently-asked questions.
Working closely with Scout Marketing, Mediasation implemented a new website design and search engine optimization campaign for The Woodlands at Furman. With a target audience that ranges from potential residents to their children, the new website had to be easy to read, easy to navigate, and easy to find. Mediasation answered with a multi-tiered search campaign that includes pay-per-click ads with the search engine in addition to organic search techniques. Like most Mediasation websites, the new Woodlands at Furman site meets usability guidelines that allow users to expand the font size or use a screen reader to navigate the site.
Tuck and Howell are one of the regions premier providers of HVAC equipment and service. Over the past 40 years, this family business has built a strong reputation based on superior customer service. When they decided to build a new website, it had to be with their customer in mind. With their new Spark Website, Tuck and Howell clients can easily request estimates, schedule a service, and learn more about the company.
When St. Francis affiliate, Upstate Surgery Center, sought a new website, they turned to Mediasation, the long-time website and services provider to St. Francis Health System. The new Spark Website allows the practice to provide their patients and prospective patients with information about their upcoming surgery, important billing and insurance information, and clear directions to their offices.
WebND Renewal and Wellness mission of helping prevent illness through healthy and nutritional lifestyle practices is brought to life on their website. Mediasation worked with WebND to update their ecommerce website, making it more flexible and easier to manage. Users can now easily order their heath and nutrition products online and reorder favorites easily.
When real estate agent Marguerite Wyche decided to strike out on her own and build a new agency, she came to Mediasation because of their experience providing feature-rich website for realtors. Mediasation provided Ms. Wyche with a Spark Website with full MLS integration. Homes for sale by Marguerite Wyche and Associates are featured on the website home page and visitors can search all homes for sale in Greenville, save favorites, and send listings to friends and family. New development is underway to showcase all agents with Wyche as her business grows.
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###About Mediasation Founded in 2002 in Greenville, SC, Mediasation specializes in custom web development and content management systems. Solutions range from website design, content management, and e-commerce to custom applications and search engine optimization. The company's flagship product, the Mediasation CMS, combines a WYSIWYG editor with an easy-to-use interface, creating a content management system that virtually anyone can use. By enabling companies to manage their website content in-house, Mediasation helps eliminate the high costs traditionally associated with creating and maintaining websites. More information can be found at mediasation.com.