Last week, we received notification that Alchemi Design has won two dotCOMM Awards! Not just one, but two! We are so excited to have earned such recognition for our work on our own website redesign project as well as the main events marketing piece for the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Venue Book, a Marriott, Autograph Collection hotel. Here’s a closer look at our award winning projects.
dotCOMM Awards 2017 Gold Winner for the Website/Small Business Category*
Since the establishment of our company in 2005, Alchemi Design & Publications has kept a consistent online presence with our website and social media, maintaining our brand identity to establish a recognizable presence in the digital world. Last year, with ten years under our belt, we felt it was time for a refresh, not only to our online brand but also to the technical aspects of the code, layout and organization. In the hopes of creating an improved digital experience, we have designed our current website with a client-conscious mindset. But that’s enough of explaining… go check it out and let us know what you think. Leave a comment on the blog, send us a message on our Contact page, or hit us up on Facebook.
Alchemi can help you design a custom website for your business and services. Another example of website design work, please visit the The Wright Firm’s website. We took their existing website, advertising and print collaterals and updated the branding to better reflect their professional and sophisticated approach. If you would like to learn more about how Alchemi can help you with your own website design or marketing needs please email or call (443) 321-9895.
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Venue Book
dotCOMM Awards 2017 Platinum Winner for the Owned Media/eBrochure Category*
This custom venue book for the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel is the fourth edition of the hotels events marketing tool designed to showcase the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel as a premier wedding and reception venue. The book highlights the best and most unique features of the hotel and event space. As commissioned by the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel and partnering with the hotels preferred vendors, Alchemi designed and published the book for both print and digital distribution, creating an online ebrochure with interactive links, allowing an infinite reach to potential customers. Once we completed the book, the materials were handed off to the hotel’s marketing department for distribution, and voila!
All of our team members at Alchemi share a passion for providing local businesses with the best marketing and design tools we can offer. Our goal is to help you establish your brand identity, reach your target audience and increase your sales and consumer traffic. If you would like to inquire about our publications and marketing services, please email or call (443) 321-9895.
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*The dotCOMM Awards are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.
The Maryland Office of Tourism has awarded us the 2016 Cultural, Heritage, Sports and Culinary Tourism Award for our Visit Harford! Restaurant Guide.
Award Winning Publication, Restaurant Guide for Harford County by Alchemi Design
Stop, You’re Making Us Blush!
Alchemi has designed and published a custom Restaurant Guide for the community of Harford County, Maryland that lists restaurants in the area and identifies the types of food they serve, their location and contact information to help visitors get around. Complete with a creative set of icons to indicate the variety of cuisine and other services about each restaurant, the Restaurant Guide displays a fun and appetizing approach to attract the attention of the tourists and locals alike. We are so excited that our colleagues like our work and we are thankful for such positive recognition with this wonderful award from the Maryland Office Of Tourism.
View the digital version of the Harford County Restaurant Guide here.
We Love What We Do
Design and marketing services for the Hospitality and Tourism industries are our specialty. We use our combined experience and knowledge to take the best steps forward for all of our projects, and we pay attention to the very last detail to ensure the most effective and interesting products. We are always working hard to do the very best for each and every one of our clients and we have a lot of fun doing it.
Other award winning works from Alchemi include our Wedding Destination Guide for Cecil County and our Restaurant Menu Design for Smokey Joe’s and Venue Book for the Georgetown Westin.
If you are interested in improving development, traffic and revenue in your community with a customized Restaurant Guide, Wedding Guide or other publication, please contact us. To learn more about our creative services, click here.
What we do defines who we are and we are Alchemi. So what does Alchemi mean? To us, it is a very powerful process of transforming something ordinary or common into something special and unique. The meaning of Alchemi is sort of our motto, that the work we do should be “as good as gold” for our clients. It reminds us to strive for the very best, to be original and to make work that shines brighter than the rest.
We are excited to share the new Visit Harford! Restaurant Guide. The guide was produced with the Visit Harford Tourism office showcasing the restaurants in Harford county, Maryland. This is a free guide listing county restaurants to promote the area to large groups, outings, families and sporting events. We created a unique and colorful key with icons for each food type and services. Whether you are looking for a formal dinner or a crab feast for a large group of 20. Each listing provides contact information, location, and services so you can find the right fit. You can find the online version here.
Restaurant Guide for Visit Harford!
We created this fun restaurant menu design to showcase the colors and variety that Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant offers in their food choices.
We created a customized and recognizable campaign & branding for Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa’s Rock The Dock Live Music Series. Keeping it fun and colorful as is the music of the several talented performers who take the stage. View more of our creative projects and services here.
This site was built from our own ideas to create the ideal weddings resource to help prospective brides and grooms find everything they need in one place. As a data heavy site, we strived to keep it organized in order to achieve ease of use throughout the pages of the site. This site is a great way for vendors as well to gain exposure and get your business right out in front of the people that matter. Find out more about advertising with us at WalkTheAisleWeddings.com or contact us through email.
We’ve designed this elegantly engaging Bridal Venue Book for The Westin. It provides an inside look at what makes The Westin such a beautiful location for special occasions such as Wedding Receptions, Banquets and other events. You can view a digital version of this book here. If you’re interested you can view our other bridal venue books we’ve published here.
Before we had today’s access to social networking resources, we were exposed to information and advertising through traditional media such as TV, radio and local newspapers. Through recent years, methods of communication have changed causing a shift in the ways in which we gather, interpret and receive information. Facebook advertising is a good way to help your business connect to customers.
1. Interaction is key.
The internet and social media have become major avenues of communication for both consumers and businesses alike. Facebook uses “two-way communication” allowing your consumers and potential clients to interact with your business and communicate in real time with feedback, problems and resolutions, product user experience, etc. “In a two-way communication mode like through Facebook, people can acquire information as well as conveying their own comments at the same time. This can make a big difference in social impacts because it effectively facilitates exchanges and interactions among people and thus contributes to making information flows more globalized and influential in the real world.” (1) These capabilities encourage transparency and trust between businesses and clients.
2. No website? No problem.
Even if you don’t have a website for your business, you can use Facebook to promote your business’ services and products to the audiences you want to reach. “Because of the large number of users visiting this social platform, many businesses have turned to Facebook as a way to connect to potential customers. This can be done with a Facebook Fan page.” (2) A Facebook Fan Page allows you to describe your business and location, create posts and photo albums and even promote special offers to your followers.
3. Insights help improvement.
Facebook has a built in tracking system which provides you with Insights that reflect the viewer traffic and clicks that happen on your page. You’ll know where your viewers are coming from and what strategies are most effective for your specific goals. “Use Page Insights to understand who responds to your messages. Make sure to look at the gender, age and location of the people who are the most engaged with your business so you can continue to engage them through targeted ads and promoted posts.” (3)
In conclusion, social media is a great way to connect with your customers and potential clients. Not only can you interact with existing customers, you can also gain significant exposure to a larger audience that you normally would not reach by advertising on Facebook and boosting posts on your Business Page. If this seems like an overwhelming task to organize and execute on your own, marketing firms can help guide you and manage the accounts and all other administrative tasks to keep your page running properly and effectively. Our staff at Alchemi creates posts and advertising campaigns for clients through many social media channels including Facebook. We are here to answer your advertising questions, advise you on how to approach your needs, and execute a plan to achieve your marketing goals.
98% of CMOs and marketers affirm that offline and online marketing are merging with the top area in marketing as Digital Commerce. †
Having an online presence for your business is crucial now that the majority of consumers shop electronically. Help engage your clients with integrated online marketing. We can get you out in front of them with overall branding, website creation, social media management and online advertising.
Need a website?
Whether you have an existing website you would like to update, or you want to rebrand you company we can assist you in meeting your goals. We will help you develop and display your content in a way that is most beneficial to you and your audience. Check out our latest project on Rebranding & Website Design.
Ask us about our website design and content development services.
How about social media presence?
Social media has become an essential marketing platform for businesses to get out in front of the right audience. We assess the most appropriate channels that will most benefit your business and develop campaigns that will achieve the best results.
Ask us about our social media marketing services.
Want to get Googled?
As a Google Partner, we can create campaigns specifically focused on exactly the audience you want to reach by geo targeting and retargeting your campaign. By customizing your overall outreach, we can help you improve the effectiveness of your marketing efforts.
Ask us about our services as a Google Partner.
†Source: Gartner CMO Spend Survey 15/16.