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05 Dec

Your Favorite Blogs of 2018

The readers have spoken! With a little digging and a lot of help from Google Analytics, we’ve compiled our top 10 blogs of 2018. Cheers to even more tips, GIFs, and insights in 2019.

1. The Doers: Behind the Scenes of Building BigWheel's New Site

It’s been around six months since we launched BigWheel’s new website and it’s continued to evolve ever since. From SEO to design updates, we’ve embraced the motto we share with our clients: Don’t be afraid of change -- the best sites grow with you. So check back often! You never know what you’ll find … -- Carey Hodges

2. Wellness Trends 2018: Self-Care Is What Your Company Is Missing

Whether it’s self-care, health, wellness, etc., this topic is trending throughout all industries, and it’s not stopping anytime soon. It’s an intriguing concept that hotels are even getting in on the game by going beyond spas and adding run concierges; that transportation companies are aligning their services with healthcare organizations. It’s brilliant. How can you apply it to your business? -- Meghan Echols

3. 10 Quick Steps to Better Presentations

Public speaking is a scary proposition for a lot of people, but it’s a great tool to have for career advancement. The good news is you can make it easy on yourself, and your audience, with a few simple tips. Your audience will thank you. More importantly, they’ll remember you. -- Dan Alton

4. Talking Traction in 2018

Is it really almost 2019?! As we say goodbye to 2018, it’s important to look back on our predictions for a year defined by change. -- Carey Hodges

5. Discovering BigWheel’s Core Values

You can find our Core Values posted throughout the office, but you'll have to head to this top design team blog to find them paired with fluffy kittens, cheesy Doritos, and some serious neon signage. -- Carey Hodges

6.  Hello, Houston!

Over the past seven months, we’ve had a ton of fun in Houston, gaining great clients in the healthcare and architecture industries. We are excited for our future in Houston and can’t wait for more adventures in the Lone Star State! -- Emilee Delaise

7. Branding a Business From Start to Finish

Branding is one of those overused terms people sometimes don’t really understand. It sounds complicated but it’s not really. When you think of Coca-Cola, Target, Starbucks, or Lexus, certain characteristics come to mind, their reputation. Another word for reputation is brand. It’s a valuable asset of any company. When you see it in action it’s powerful, but getting there takes time and attention to every touchpoint. -- Dan Alton

8.  Seeking Adventure for All Generations

Growing up, I loved to camp and was around those that also loved to camp. Now that I’m reaching my 30s and have an expanded friend base, not everybody loves this concept of the great outdoors (whaaat??). Partnering with Little Arrow on their website design and development explored the compromising option of glamping, which then led to diving into how they actually connect with younger generations.  -- Meghan Echols

9.  A Newbie’s Guide to Google Analytics

When I first started using Google Analytics (GA), I felt like I would never get it. Start small by clicking through each section. This will help you learn where the data you seek is located while familiarizing yourself with the language Google uses. GA is full of information and just a few clicks provides insight into how your user interacts with your site and how you can use that information to make improvements. -- Kelly Volpe

10. 5 Digital Marketing Lessons From Football 
Sometimes the best way to get to someone is through something they love. And everybody loves football, right? To ensure your business doesn’t fumble in 2019, implement these lessons and be on the lookout for part two of this blog. -- Emilee Delaise