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Dive into talonX Creative Agency’s Calgary Web Design Blog. Our insightful articles cover a range of topics critical to Calgary businesses, including web design, graphic design, branding, SEO marketing, digital marketing, and logo design. Gain valuable tips and strategies to take your brand to the next level, build a strong online presence, and achieve your marketing goals.

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If You Build It, People Still Need a Reason To Go (Fun Times In Web Design)

Website design clients are sometimes like bright-eyed school children, full of confidence, innocence, and faith – they are under the often misguided impression that if we build their website, people will instantly flock to it. Unfortunately for excited business owners and lifestyle gurus, getting a new website developed is not like Field of Dreams and is, instead, more like a stakeout scene in a cop movie with a ton of waiting and no payoff… Yes, we can build an aesthetically pleasing, interactively appealing website that is responsive AF, but if you don’t have some sort of plan in place to drive website traffic, people are never going to know about your brilliant new site. Almost as soon as the website is designed and launched, many business owners are left scratching their heads wondering how to get people to see their engaging new investment. “How come no one is coming to […]

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Advertising in Calgary

Learn From The Big Guys And Sell The Dream

Whether you like it or not, how you choose to present your brand to the public will dictate your success. Advertising is an art and how you cultivate your approach will make or break your campaign and possibly your company, a Marketing agency could really be your best friend here. First thing’s first, whether you’re selling products at the lower or higher end of your target market or selling to a specific niche or a wide-reaching client pool, you need to curate a marketing plan that will shine through the competition. Easier said than done? Possibly, but with this hot tip in mind, you will undoubtedly have a leg up. Get The Ad Space The first secret to keep in mind is that a great Ad can and will invoke impulsive behaviour. Think about the last great campaign you were exposed to; a commercial, a photograph or a graphic that […]

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The Key To Finding Design Inspiration Online

In the history of the universe, the world has never been so saturated. Since the first amoeba crawled out of its hole, we have never had so much information available at our fingertips (literally). This information overload is both a humongous blessing and a curse. On one hand, we can Google the answer to pretty much any question you might have and you never have to sing a line from THAT song that you “just can’t remember the name of” to random strangers in a bar ever again, you can just Google the lyrics. Likewise, if you’re not feeling design inspiration, you can dive into Google looking for more design brilliance; you will inevitably fall deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole until you realize you are on page 32 of the image search and you are far more confused and lack direction even more than when you began. Around […]

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Graphic Designer in Calgary

What the Font? Psychology and Your Logo

There may not be much to a name, a rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but the font you use for your rose had better be right on the money or your audience will think it stinks. Sorry, we kind of butchered Shakespeare there, but it did help us make our point. Font psychology is a real thing and you need to put it to work in your font design or your audience is going hate it and not know why. At its core, font psychology is the study of how using typography can actually affect memories, thoughts, emotions, and yes – behaviours. Throughout history (well, more since the time of the printing press) people have attached a variety of feelings to different fonts. We could get into semiotics here, but instead of boring you to death, we’ll easily illustrate our point with one word: Papyrus. Did […]

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Social Media Companies Calgary

Hashtag-Palooza! Instagram Engagement in 2019

The summer season is not just for frolicking in the sun and drinking mimosas on patios. It’s also the time when Instagram (or ultimately Facebook) starts tweaking their programs or algorithm and then pretends that they didn’t change a thing. It’s also the time when social media marketers tend to get their best content (depending on the industry) and when we have the hardest time getting the engagement numbers. You know the drill, people are away on holidays and checking their phones and Instagram feeds less and less, sometimes they are even completely avoiding it altogether. Between summer vacation and Instagram (not) tweaking their rhythm, it can be a truly frustrating time for businesses. Thankfully, we always have hashtags to our rescue, it’s all just a matter of finding the exact right hashtags for your business and knowing how to use them properly. Hashtag Follows First things first. Before we […]

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Calgary Graphic Design

Charter Your Way To The Next Level Of Graphic Design

Graphic designers are pretty much always in demand. Designers all seem to have a mother’s cousins best friend that needs a design project done. Whether it’s a logo project for a small business or a billboard for a multi-million-dollar conglomerate, design projects sometimes have a habit of falling from the sky – unfortunately, creativity doesn’t necessarily work the same way. So how do you keep creative while staying on track? With a project charter, or project brief. Whether you call it a charter, a brief, or any one of the project management synonyms for it, developing one can stop your design from going completely catawampus or making your client question your taste. A charter can help focus and ground your design, and guide your creativity with everything from your mood board to the typography. If you want to keep your design on the straight and narrow, but you’re not sure […]

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Calgary Social Media Management

Manage Your Social Media Without Losing Your Mind

Does the thought of logging into Facebook or opening your Insta make you break out into a cold sweat? Having a certified anxiety attack about managing your social media isn’t a productive (or happy) way to live. You don’t have to mindlessly waste hours of your time every day in platforms designed to keep you interested. Would you believe us if we told you that there is a better way? You can manage a thriving social media presence without breaking out into hives about it. It’s really all about strategizing and planning your time, energy, and content. Be Strategic Yes, we are always banging the strategy drum, but that’s because it is a drum worth banging. Having a solid strategy will save your time, your energy, and most importantly, your sanity. What does success look like to you? How are you going to benefit your customer or client? What are […]

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