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Hiring a Digital Agency versus Hiring In-House Employees

Every client has the same dilemma. We need a big change to our company, wheter re-branding, website updates, or improvement in new customers through marketing, advertising and social campaigns.If that’s not enough of a complex web of parts to figure out what technology and what approach and more, but identifying who in your company can handle this type of responsibility and expertise.Chances are, if someone on your team really had the ability and resources to compete this project from start to finish, it would have been done by now.
Development /

Propertybase Case Study and Featured Article

We Design LA is a full service agency, and with that we develop a lot of custom and complex technology projects. Although we can program anything from scratch and 100% custom, we also love working with Technology Partners that provide their own proprietary technology and platforms.
Advertising /

3 Easy Ways to Find More Leads via Facebook Advertising for only $250

Do you ever feel stressed about generating more leads and followers for your company? Have you already reached out to your existing clients, network and more and know you have tapped out any sales through these channels? Not sure what to go next but need to scale your company yesterday?If this sounds familiar, then this article is the perfect solution for you. We have run 1000's of successful Facebook Advertising campaigns that generate targeted leads and result in gained revenue and industry presence. And you can start just at $250!
Marketing /

#1 Tip For a Business Owner’s Executing “Do-It-Yourself” PR

Many people are going the DIY route when it comes to Public Relations and Media Outreach. Sure it seems easier then it was 10-20 years ago, with a plethora of online sites and services that let you submit articles and stories for free or a small fee.But like many digital services that seem doable without any special software or degrees (*cough *cough Social Media and Content Marketing), understand that a large part of what you are paying for from a contracted professional is more then the execution of the work...
Branding /

The Top 3 Most Important Branding Tips (and why)

There are a lot of ways to go with Branding now of days and some tips and guides provide vague or confusing advise that don't really give you any clear action items. Here at We Design LA, if we give advice from our team of experts, we want to make sure it's clear, actionable and actually works.See below the Top 3 Branding Tips and why they are important to you. These expert tips will get you off to the right start.
Marketing /

5 Digital Marketing Trends for Your Brand Success in Real Estate 2016

2016 is going to be a big year for Real Estate brokerages, both in the commercial and residential sector. The market has been on a slow build and more and more consumers are looking to buy their first property, sell their current or look for an investment property.But how do you stand out from all of the other competitors, especially local to us here in Los Angeles where you could potentially have 1000's of competitors? Sure you can pay to get featured on Zillow listings and have your face on every park bench, but if you are just doing that and relaying on random referrals to come in, you aren't going to see the growth you are wanting AND your competitors are going to get an edge on you.
Marketing Social Media /

10 Ways to Maximize Engagement on Facebook

If you are wondering how to get the most out of your Facebook business page, you are not alone. With 1.4 Billion monthly active users, the social network is attractive to businesses across the globe. While some businesses just have a Facebook page for the sake of having one, you can learn how to get the most out of your Facebook business page by applying best practices.Here are ten things that can boost your Facebook page.
Marketing WDLA News /

DIGITAL MARKETING WITH THOUGHT LEADER: JORDAN MANAVIAN OF WEDESIGNLA

“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.”― Albert Einstein

This is a favorite quote by Jordan Manavian of WeDesign LA, and it’s clearly obvious why.As the Co-Founder and President of WeDesign LA, a  fully- integrated digital agency, Jordan Manavianis a serial entrepreneur and leader in the tech industry. After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Art History and Graphic Design, Jordan taught himself more than 50 software programs and 20 web coding languages. He has founded or been a founding member of more than 10 companies — all before the age of 30. Through this, he has accumulated over 18 years of experience in branding, design, development and business strategy.
WDLA News /

DIY // CHIC HALLOWEEN DECOR

One of my favorite YouTubers EVERRRR is Mr. Kate! She has an authentic, effortless style and the best DIY tutorials around. Here are a few of my favorites for a Halloween that goes beyond the typical orange jack-o-lantern!
Advertising Social Media /

4 Tips for How to Best Advertise on Facebook

With over 890 million people logging onto Facebook daily, it would be crazy not to see the massive potential of advertising on this social platform. From high school students to working professionals, the wide span of the Facebook demographic includes just about everyone these days. Which means no matter what your target audience is, you should be creating optimized ads aimed directly at them. We know it's easier said than done, which is why we put together these 4 tips for how to do it best.

5 SEO Tips to Increase Your Website/Blog Traffic

SEO (search engine optimization) changes as quickly as the Internet does- which means very quickly. To stay on top of it, you really need to understand your audience because right now the key is about what value your content is providing them. Google's recent changes rank content based on how relevant it is to user's search intent. So here are 5 tips for boosting your SEO, increasing your website traffic, and creating better content. 
Creative Lifestyle /

Yes, Less is More

Situated at the tail end of Broadway, a short walk away from the noise and excitement of the Ace Hotel across the street, sits a cozy little shop that’s bringing Los Angeles minimal, well-made products for everyday living.
Marketing Social Media /

5 Smart Tips for Content Curation

Are you having trouble keeping up with the fast-speed train that is modern social media? If you're not updating your content 24/7 these days, users notice. If you've never considered sharing other people's content, then you should. Content curation is a great way meet your audience's needs and add value to your social media by curating the best of what the Internet has to offer them. Better yet, it's free. Here are 5 tips for making content curation work for your business.
Social Media /

4 Reasons Why You Should Take Snapchat Seriously

Currently valued at $15 billion, Snapchat certainly seems to be stealing the social media world's thunder. But the question remains, how can a free service with reportedly little to no revenue be worth so much? After all, it's worth $3 billion more than Elon Musk's SpaceX, a company that actually builds spaceships. This comparison seems bizarre, but it's true. Here are 4 reasons why Snapchat will most definitely live up to its value.
Creative Social Media /

Top 10 Calligraphers to Follow on Instagram

a-fabulous-fete-watercolor-calligraphy-03There's an endless supply of incredibly talented calligraphers on Instagram, providing beautifully designed inspiration daily. Every time I go on Instagram, I look forward to scrolling through reading quotes and illustrations that were so thoughtfully created. It was nearly impossible, but I've put together a list of the top 10 calligraphers you should follow for your daily dose of hand lettering and motivation.
Marketing Social Media /

5 Best Ways to Use Pinterest for Your Business

pinterest-infographicNow that Pinterest for Business is out, there's another platform you should master to engage with your customers. Pinterest is a platform that's all about visuals. So, you have a chance to show your business rather than explain it. So we've put together a list of the 5 best ways to use Pinterest for your business. No matter what industry you're in, this will be helpful for you.
Lifestyle /

Top 5 Juice Bars in Los Angeles

It's been all the rave for a while. Juice bars are to Los Angeles what bagel shops are to New York. You can just about find one on every corner nowadays. So we sifted through the noise to bring you the top 5 best juice bars in LA.