27 Things Brands Do that Piss Me Off

27 Things Brands Do that Piss Me Off. In truth, there's more like 70, but these are the tops in my book.

Finding Your Way in 2016

There was a time (not too long ago) that your grandparents unfolded a map in the car to find their way. Your parents probably had an early GPS in their car and used (gasp) MapQuest (yes, they're still in business). So far, this year has seen a flood of interesting new ways to navigate the world. Here're some of our favorites.

Our Solution to One of the Biggest Challenges Designers Face

While we all would like to populate a website with customized visuals, oftentimes this is simply not feasible. However, the good news is if you know where to look, there are a lot of good stock photography options out there. And lucky for you, we know some of the best places to look!

4 Reasons Why Snapchat Can Help Your Business

Originally thought to be an app made for young Millennials to broadcast their lives, Snapchat has evolved into a powerful social app that allows businesses to creatively market their brand—that is if they are willing to take on the challenge. Here are four major reasons why Snapchat can help your business.

Need Help Writing? Here are 14 writing tools that will make all your dreams come true.

We get it; writing isn’t easy even for the best of us. However, you feel these incredible writing tools will guarantee to help you.

Pros and Cons of Page Builder Tools

In the hands of a talented designer, a page builder plugin can produce beautiful, professional layouts. For everyone else, you’ll likely end up with tired, clichéd pages that look like a rejected Wix ad. Like any tool, making something great starts with an understanding of design—and years of experience.

How to Create a Successful, Top of the Line Capital Campaign

Over the past few years, the Element5 team has had the pleasure of designing and developing websites for several campaigns. While each of these campaigns had a unique mission, all three had big goals that needed websites that would help them bring in a whole lot of support.

Are you bringing your brand to life on the web? If not, here’s what it looks like.

At Element5, we work hard to translate passion and promises into tangible web designs. Over the last several months we’ve launched three new websites. Each one is unique to its industry but is emblematic of our promise: to craft a better web.

All Good Things Come in Threes: The Newest 3 at Element5

This post introduces our three newest employees and gives readers a glimpse at the people that make up some of the Element5 team.

Your Killer Design is Killing Your Conversions

Every one of us has had a bad website experience. You’ve seen articles about how platforms like WordPress and Bootstrap are making things better and in many ways they are. A lot better in fact, especially for search optimization, properly structured articles (for the most part) and ease of use. But that doesn’t mean they are perfect, or that they are a better user experience.

Why You’re Wasting Money On PPC

Pay-per click is an effective way to gain new website traffic and leads, if done properly. Google even offers courses, tutorials and one-on-one calls to help companies effectively set up campaigns. The truth is, there’s still a lot of room for error. Countless businesses are flooding money into PPC accounts, but not seeing the hoped for return on investment. Are you wasting money on PPC?

Working on an email marketing campaign? Consider this.

We live in a world where email is toted in our back pocket, bosses send requests at midnight and spam clouds our inboxes. It can take a lot to get noticed. Marketers must realign their techniques to the changing consumer behaviors.

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