Meet Drake “The Man”

We are so proud of our team here at Revive Media Services. Diverse, experienced, passionate, talented and perfection-seeking … those are just a few words that come to mind when we think of the folks who work so hard to create your website, any video production you have or even advertisements! Okay, we are obviously biased, but we think you’ll agree as you learn more about the people behind our developments. Revive Media Services employees are pretty special.

Our workers hail from all over the Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Navarre and Niceville area. It’s important to all of us that every product we develop is made right to our clients satisfactory. We’ve been in business for more than 4 years and some of our employees have been with us right from the very start! We keep adding to the team with talented new hires as the business grows, but experienced or new, the one thing all Revive Media Services employees have in common is passion … passion for quality, for beautiful designs and for creating the very best products for your needs!

Now, in the spirit of getting to know the people of Revive Media Services, we’d like to introduce you to our newest team member here at Revive Media Services, Drake!

Where are you from originally?

“I grew up in Pinellas Park, Florida – 15 miles west of Tampa.”

How long have you been developing web designs?

“I’ve been developing web designs since I was about 8 years old.”

What’s your job title?

“Well some people call me ‘The Man’. But I am the new Design/Developer/Programer here at Revive.”

What does that mean, exactly?

“That means, when you have a custom website or image you would like designed; I am the nerdy guy people think about that is awesome on a computer. I design all my images from scratch and program everything you need until the client is happy.

I also spend a little amount of my time working with Kevin on making custom video products in the video production side of Revive.”

What is your favorite part of creating a new website?

“The initial design phase is the best, because I work to translate a vision of our clients into reality. It’s great to see the diversity in our clients minds basically come to life!”

Tell us some things interesting about yourself.

“I was sponsored for BMX Free-style riding when I was 16.”
“I have been playing on computers since I was about 6 years old, but designing since I was 8.”

What’s your favorite TV show?

“Dexter”

What are your favorite movies?

“The Big Lebowski”
“Pulp Fiction”
“Fight Club”
“James Bond”

Start off right with Social Media Optimization

SMO (Social Media Optimization) – yet another acronym that everyone, especially small businesses need to pay attention to. What this means is that you need to set up at a minimum the following social media outlets for your business:

Websites will need to change direction in 2012 – rather than solely being an info source about your products and services it should become the online hub for everything related to your business and your brand. Users should easily be able to connect to your site and business from where they spend a good part (25%) of their time online; Facebook, Twitter and YouTube just to name a few. Once users get to your website if you’re streaming your tweets to your homepage they’ll know they can return to your site for the most up-to-date information about your business. And we all know repeat visitors are a good thing. With YouTube, upload videos frequently to your channel and add a link back to your website in the video description. Be sure to prominently display your social media property links (logos) on your homepage so that new and returning visitors can reach them easily for the most up to date info on what’s going on with your business.

These are also plusses for SEO. The more content you have spread out on the web associated with your business, the better chance you have of being found more frequently. Updating your blog frequently also gets crawled by search engines helping with SEO and keeping content fresh and informative.

And if you’re thinking, “how am I gonna be able to update all of these entities”? Well, Revive Media Services has the tools in place that allow for:

This allows for minimum time spent and maximum output of fresh content over the web, so you can get back to business.

Social Media is extremely valuable in getting your customers to engage with you on the web. By “liking” you, sharing your content on their social media properties and giving them a forum to leave comments they’re interacting with your company/brand and “spreading” the word. And that goes a long way for small business.

If all of this seems overwhelming then Revive Media Services is your social media optimization partner. We’ll evaluate your website; make recommendations on what’s best for your business’ website, talk about a web maintenance plan to get social media integrated and update content, then help with getting you set up on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Call today and let’s get you optimized for the new year.

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