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Reed Design Group – The Interview

Reed Design Group – The Interview

Intro to RDG – Interview With Biz Tv

Our founder’s recent interview with Scott Miller of BizTV. Giving you an insight into how we develop websites that fit YOUR Brand! 

The Importance of a Professional-Designed Website for Your Business

Ever wondered what goes into the development of a quality website? For starters, it takes a vision that is unique to design your brand.

However as a business owner, you have a lot on your plate, and it’s difficult to visualize the IDEAL look for your website…THAT’S where we come in!

Watch the video and learn what we’re about and how we can help visually elevate your brand!  

Why DMARC Is Important For Your Business

Why DMARC Is Important For Your Business

What is DMARC and why it’s important for your business

If you have an online presence, complete with a professional, and I mean not a Gmail/Yahoo email address, then THIS is something you need to listen to closely..

As most of us know, although the major players in business and finance are afraid to say, we’re in a recession, and recessions lead to higher-than-normal cyber crimes.

One such cybercrime is Phishing.

For those unaware of what that is, It’s basically online scammers developing and using a seemingly legit website to “lure” unsuspecting people to provide their personal or financial information. 

Now what’s more interesting is that now scammers are leveraging legit business owners domain names to create fake email accounts to send spam or worse to the same potential victims. Usually the business owner(s) are completely unaware of this happening until they get: 

  • Increase in complaint calls
  • Cease and desist letters
  • Or worse, a potential Lawsuit against them

One surefire way to prevent such an attack is to have a DMARC record installed at your host server level (Your hosting company) 

What is DMARC and what does it do?

DMARC, short for:

  • Domain-based
  • Message
  • Authentication
  • Reporting &
  • Conformance

It ensures your incoming and outgoing emails are sent from ONLY your official domain and authorized by you!

How DMARC Works

A DMARC policy allows a sender, in this case, your email server, to indicate that their messages are protected highly protected and pre-authenticated, and tells a receiver, the recipient’s email client, what to do if neither of those authentication methods passes – such as junk or reject the message. 

DMARC removes the guesswork from the receiver’s handling of these failed messages, limiting or eliminating the user’s exposure to potentially fraudulent & harmful messages. 

It also provides a way for the email receiver to report back to the sender about messages that pass and/or fail DMARC evaluation.

DMARC is simply an added layer of protection for your business against cybercriminals looking to profit off of your business or brand

If you are unsure if you have DMARC for your domain and emails, it’s important to get that checked out as soon as possible, preferably by RDG

Schedule a call with us to see how we can help protect your business!

Contact Reed Design Group today to find out how we can be a value-add partner to your team!

Clutch Names Reed Design Group as one of the Best Web Designers in Dallas for 2022

Clutch Names Reed Design Group as one of the Best Web Designers in Dallas for 2022

Clutch Names Reed Design Group as one of the Best Web Designers in Dallas for 2022

For Immediate Online Release:

Dallas, Texas

The whole web development and design industries are very expansive and vast. You can definitely mix and match a lot of the available resources and technologies in order to create your desired website. If you don’t have the manpower to do it yourself, then Reed Design Group is perfect for you. With almost Two decades of experience in the market, our team can surely help you start your new project.

Reed Design Group has been one of the go-to design companies locally and internationally. We’ve managed to make a name for ourselves as we continue to develop and deliver creative designs for our clients. As a matter of fact, we’ve been named as one of the best web designers in all of Dallas by Clutch!

For those that don’t know, Clutch is an established platform in the heart of Washington, DC, committed to helping small, mid-market, and enterprise businesses identify and connect with the service providers they need to achieve their goals.

We are honored to receive such a prestigious accolade from Clutch! This is a huge achievement for us and we are glad that our clients are here for the journey.

Quote From Reed Design Group

 To talk more about how excited we are to be included in this list of leaders in Clutch, here is our Principal and Lead Design Consultant, Derek Reed:

“I like to thank my team and our clients for continuing to trust RDG, this is a reminder of why this company was started and where it’s going in the future! Thank You!”

I like to thank my team and our clients for continuing to trust RDG, this is a reminder of why this company was started and where it’s going in the future! Thank You!” – Derek Reed, Founder/Design Principal at RDG.

Quote From Clutch Founder;

“These companies stand out because of the positive feedback their clients

shared with the Clutch team. The quality of their verified reviews shows that these companies know how to deliver exceptional work to their clients,” said Clutch Founder Mike Beares. “As more companies highlight their leadership in the industry and build their online reputation through third-party reviews, I hope the process of finding the right service provider becomes easier for business decision-makers.”

Link to Press Release Document

At Reed Design Group, we take the time to listen to your needs and establish an effective design/marketing strategy that helps your business grow!

Contact Reed Design Group today to find out how we can be a value-add partner to your team!

Why Hiring a Professional Design Team SEEMS expensive

Why Hiring a Professional Design Team SEEMS expensive

As a business owner, you probably have spoken with a few designers in the past and received quotes that seem very expensive compared to Wix or Weebly site builder applications.

You may feel justified in feeling this way until your competition continues to gain more customers through the use of innovative features and services showcased on their site created by a professional team.

Higher Expectations

As more and more businesses are beginning to venture out from the limitations of WIX or Weebly startup websites, they want more control of features; in short, they have higher expectations. They are becoming aware that a professionally designed and developed website is a serious investment while still looking at the greater returns that a properly crafted site can generate over time.

I get it, no one likes having to pay a lot of money for anything, always looking for the best deals. However, if you’re facing a serious business growth problem, would you want to pay someone who may not have the experience to solve it simply because they’re cheaper? You could, but you would probably end up with a product you’re not satisfied with, and it still wouldn’t solve your overall problem. Which ultimately costs you more money than you intended to spend in the first place.

Today’s businesses want simplicity, whether it’s through design or functionality. Achieving that degree of simplicity usually involves complex planning, coding, refining, and ultimately a larger price tag. In short, you have to pay to play. It’s not uncommon for businesses to spend upwards of $25k or more for a beautiful, highly functional website; however, that same $25k website would usually generate over $100k or more in sales. While that investment may be a sticker shock to some people, others who believe they have a product or service in demand KNOW the true cost and are more than willing to invest in themselves.

What Can You Do

Design Factors

When thinking of building a custom website by a professional, the idea of it is not much different than building a custom home. Some similarities are:

Design proposal

Quality materials/tools

The right design team for you

Timeframe

Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day

Speaking of time, would it really make you comfortable to have a custom-designed home built in 1 day? Pouring the foundation of such a home would take at least that same amount of time.

It is just as essential to put the same level of consideration when having a custom-designed website built. Ultimately, you would want a site with a solid foundation in design and functionality but will GROW with your business. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Choose Wisely

In reality, an effective, modern website requires a lot of planning, time, attention, effort, and skill. Suppose you need constant site updates, but have a limited or nonexistent budget. In that case, Wix or Weebly remain as sustainable options by selling a high volume of sites built on automation and templatization. Nowadays, people think it’s simple and “easy” to create a website…as long as you know how to establish a layout and understand color schemes properly. If you’re looking for a custom branded site that tells your story, reaches your target audience, and is easy to manage, then you should be ready to pay a little bit extra– but keep your expectations in check as well.

So now you know the steps needed to make the change, let’s get on it!

As always, if you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to give us a shout or leave a comment below!

If you need more information, or just have any questions, feel free to give us a call!

Call Us: 817.755.0893
contactrdg@reedesignweb.com

At Reed Design Group, we take the time to listen to your needs and establish an effective design/marketing strategy that helps your business grow!

Bottom Line:

When these elements come together, you, as the client will feel great about your design investment in that it has just paid for itself in increased visitor traffic and conversion rates!

Contact Reed Design Group today to find out how we can be a value-add partner to your team!

RDG Recognized as Clutch B2B Leader 2021

RDG Recognized as Clutch B2B Leader 2021

Reed Design Group Recognized as Clutch Leader at Annual Clutch Awards Top 400 B2B Companies in Texas for 2021

July 21, 2021

For Immediate Online Release:

Dallas, Texas

The B2B ratings and reviews platform Clutch named Reed Design Group a Clutch Leader on their annual list of the most highly recommended companies in Texas for 2021.

Clutch is the premier ratings and reviews platform for B2B service providers across the US. Out of the 400 firms featured on Clutch’s directory, Reed Design Group ranked #163 of the top web design companies in Dallas!

Quote From Reed Design Group

“Once again, It’s truly an honor to share that Reed Design Group has been listed among many talented designers for the 2021 Clutch Top B2B Company Award!”

“As we mentioned before, we’re going after the “Big Dogs” of design firms!” said Derek Reed, Founder/Design Principal at RDG.  “We also know it’s no overnight feat, but to rank among the best in Texas is truly an honor! With 10+ years in this industry means that we’ve come to know the ins and outs of the WordPress platform and how to customize it to make it unique for clients.”

“As we mentioned before, we’re going after the “Big Dogs” of design firms!” said Derek Reed, Founder/Design Principal at RDG.

Link to Full Article

Quote From Clutch Founder;

“These companies stand out because of the positive feedback their clients

shared with the Clutch team. The quality of their verified reviews shows that these companies know how to deliver exceptional work to their clients,” said Clutch Founder Mike Beares. “As more companies highlight their leadership in the industry and build their online reputation through third-party reviews, I hope the process of finding the right service provider becomes easier for business decision-makers.”

Link to Full Article

Link to Press Release Document

At Reed Design Group, we take the time to listen to your needs and establish an effective design/marketing strategy that helps your business grow!

Bottom Line:

When these elements come together, you, as the client will feel great about your design investment in that it has just paid for itself in increased visitor traffic and conversion rates!

Contact Reed Design Group today to find out how we can be a value-add partner to your team!

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