We'll give it to you straight- the success of a website development strategy meeting depends mostly on YOU. How you respond to and work alongside both internal and external teams will greatly affect the tone, efficiency, productivity, and overall results that come from the meeting. However, there are some other aspects to take into account as well, which we'll cover in this blog.
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Every company has struggled at one time or another with retaining clients. Just when you think you get the formula right something changes that blows everything up. That change could be market conditions. That change could be something internal like a lost employee or a bad decision that ruined your revenue model.
Website development has gone through many changes over the years. The first website was built in 1991 and the world hasn’t looked back. We’ve seen so many advancements in how data is presented in areas like animation, web apps, games, etc.
Early in my career, I was a graphic designer and worked for a variety of clients. One of my clients was a video distribution company. They provided videos (VHS and DVD) to a few grocery store video departments. (ATTN: Gen Z and Gen Alphas out there- it used to be a big thing to rent VHS tapes and DVDs from everywhere, not just RedBox).
Leading a web design and development team can come with all sorts of challenges. The most common challenges come from two key areas. First, the competencies required to build a website are the broadest of all in the digital marketing space. Second, most agencies don’t treat web design and development as a function of marketing. Before I get into the real answer of how long it takes to build a website, I just want to touch on those two items above.
For years, I've been a scoutmaster. I've taken the opportunity to teach youth how to build fires more times than I can ever count. When you are building and maintaining a fire, you need three key elements: fuel, heat, and oxygen. As easy as it is to start a forest fire, when you are learning how to make it work it's harder than you think. If your heat is too low, you need more oxygen. If your fuel is too wet, you need more heat.
I think that one of the greatest failings in just about every business is forgetting who signs the front of the check. When we are employees, we forget who the employer is. When we are vendors, we forget who the client is. All too often, we fall into the trap of thinking that we certainly know better. We think we are the smartest in the room and figure that everything would be so much better if everyone would just do what we say.