Brand Tango is a finalist for four American Resort Development Association Awards

Brand Tango finalist in marketing awards.

Brand Tango, a Lamark Media Group company, has been named a finalist in all four categories it entered in the American Resort Development Association’s awards competition known as the ARDYs.

Up for national recognition are a StaySaver Member Campaign in the Integrated Member Campaign category, a StaySaver Enhanced Member Kit in the Digital Products – Sales category, a DASKK Front Desk Ambient in the Video Digital Products: Owners/Guests category, and the UVC (Unlimited Vacation Club) Fall/Winter Magazine in the Digital Magazine category. ARDY winners will be announced on June 9 during the group’s upcoming Timeshare Together Conference in Orlando.

“In spite of the challenges we all faced during 2020, our team pulled together to provide clients with outstanding work,” says James Kluetz, a Brand Tango co-founder and Lamark Media’s Executive Creative Director. “We are honored to have it be recognized by ARDA. Now, as vacation ownership comes roaring back from the pandemic, I’m even more excited about the interest in our innovative approach to brand, performance marketing and the incredible projects we are bringing to fruition right now.”


E & S Graphics awarded

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Michigan design company gets award.

E & S Graphics, Inc. is recognized as one of the 2021 awardees for the Michigan Small Business Development Center Best Small Business award. E & S Graphics, Inc. will be honored at the 17th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses gala event on Tuesday, July 20.

For over four decades E & S Graphics, Inc. has delivered confidence, trust and peace of mind through its in-house printing, signage, engraving, promotional products, designing and mailing solutions.

E & S Graphics, Inc. helps customers succeed in the eyes of their clients, markets and audiences. They do this by providing fresh ideas and concepts, all while maximizing and measuring the impact of the marketing investment. E & S Graphics, Inc. continues to invest in state-of-the-art prepress, printing, binding, wide format, engraving, CNC and mailing equipment to maximize operational efficiency. E & S Graphics is home to a team of highly skilled associates and professionals with over 100 years of combined experience. They go the extra mile to ensure that world-class quality is incorporated into each and every project they do.

“We are beyond grateful to be selected for this award. This award is a direct representation of the value of being surrounded by a great TEAM! Our Team at E & S Graphics, Inc. is the backbone of our business and I can’t thank them enough,” said Nick Houghton, Owner of E & S Graphics, Inc.

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides small businesses with low-cost training and counseling support. They strive to provide Michigan with new jobs and aim to increase economic growth by assessing and meeting the needs of small businesses. SBDC works with a multitude of clients ensuring that they are able to reach their full potential and create an impact along the way.

To be recognized as a Best Small Business, awardees must be a Michigan SBDC client. Each of the Michigan SBDC Regional Centers submit one company to be recognized. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like E & S Graphics, Inc. are known for their ability to persevere through challenging times, their entrepreneurial drive, and their hunger for innovation.

“In this past year, Michigan small businesses have been tested like never before,” commented J.D. Collins, State Director, Michigan SBDC. “They’ve shown remarkable resilience, creativity, and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing climate. From the 140 business consultants at the Michigan SBDC, cheers to your entrepreneurial spirit, cheers to your grit and determination, congratulations to this year’s awardees. It’s an honor serving you.”

Michigan Celebrates Small Business hopes to celebrate small business success in-person at the Breslin Center in East Lansing on July 20. At this time MCSB is planning for a hybrid approach to the celebration, offering a virtual and in-person experience. If an in-person gala is permitted, MCSB will comply with CDC, state and Michigan State University guidelines.

Great new design on e-scooters



Electric-powered vehicles have been confined to the wealthy, the geeky and the green – not sufficiently affordable, accessible or practical for everyone else. In 2021, startups and industry disruptors will proliferate, heralding a new era of e-mobility for all of us, according to

These electric transportation devices is increasing in popularity, the reasons are many for this, the positive environment impact, practicality and low prices are among the main one, but we should also consider the modern and sleek design of these new e-bikes and e-scooters.

Just look at the selection online in Sweden and Denmark.

How to select a website design service provider


Find a good web designer.

Are you a prospective website owner, or planning to revamp your site in a completely new way? Well, there are several important factors that you would have to consider right from the content to the design, to the optimization of the website. Proper co-ordination of all these different factors would largely lead to the overall success of your website.

However, if you think that you are not confident enough in dealing with all these different things then you should engage the help of professional digital marketing consultants. The main task of the consultants in fact is to provide you with proper guidance and advice regarding the proper look, feel and development of your site.

You must always look for reputable yet affordable service providers for your website. Ensure that they are from a good company and are well experienced and proficient in dealing with all the different aspects associated with your site. Moreover, when you hire them, they should also be able to give references of their previous projects so that your confidence is built up and you feel comfortable hiring them. Experienced consultants would always be able to provide you with the appropriate suggestions so that your site gets top rankings within the search engines.

When you hire the right and the most qualified consultant, you can be assured that your pages would be correctly set up and Search Engine Optimized (SEO). Your content would be informative; the design of the page would be simple yet attractive and the marketing would also be perfect. In fact, your entire webpage would be very much related to the keywords so that the search engine spiders can easily reach them.

This would then enable you to attract and inform customers about the existence of your site and thereby provide the necessary service and products that they might be interested in. It is essential therefore that all of the pages are user-friendly and easy to navigate. Though they charge some money in lieu of the services provided by them, your success in selecting the right SEO consultant, can see your money going a long way.

Any website design service provider must strive to meet the above goals whilst consulting with you, and at minimum, commit to the following;

Create a professional website to your specifications.
Provide guidance as to how the site might look.
Assist in picking a design that best fits your ideas.
Work with you to make your website useful, functional, and attractive.
Test your site in many different browsers to ensure that your site looks the same to your visitors as it does to you.
Provide some basic training to allow you to manipulate text and pictures on your website yourself, especially when the site is not complex
Set your site up to provide e-commerce capabilities, where required
There is a strong belief within the digital marketing world that “you get what you pay for”, which does not mean that an affordable service cannot be high quality. Just be beware however, of those that website designers who are out to fleece you with sub-standard work and then refusing to effect changes as per your original mandate.

Still looking for an Affordable Web Design Service? Look no further, by just simply going to This site will give you all the information to easily get a high quality brand new modern website at a price you can easily afford.

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Why mobile friendly web design matters


Your site should be mobile friendly.

Web design focuses on user experience now more than ever. Site traffic is becoming more dependent on how visitors experience your website. If the links take too long to load, or there are many 404 pages, it will discourage them from coming back.

But that’s basic knowledge. You already know that. What you may be wondering about is why web developers go on and on about mobile-friendly design. It’s extra work, but it’s part of the many web design company services that should be given importance. Why?

You’re living in a mobile world
When you wake up, when you’re travelling to work, when you’re doing your business in the bathroom–you’re holding your phone and looking at something. The increased number of wi-fi hot spots (even cabs have wi-fi now) prove that people browse the internet with their phones more often than ever before.

When they stumble upon your website, they’re expecting it to fit to their little mobile screens. If your website is only suited for desktop view, they’re going to have a hard time navigating.

If you sell products online, you have to be sensitive to who your buyers are and what they use to visit your web shop. And while mobile phones are usually used for social media, what you might not know is that…

Social media increases site traffic
Facebook ads link to websites. Links shared in social media lead back to the website. Any content you generate that you post on your social media account will lead back to your website. Any company who has a social media page puts their website on the About page. That way, it’s easier to locate their site and find out more information about their products or services.

If you have a web shop, this is crucial.

Imagine how disappointed people will be if they reach your site and find out they have to manually scroll horizontally just to see the continuation of a product’s description. It’s annoying and an immediate turn off.

If they’re not given an incentive to share your links or put them on their blog, it might affect your search rankings. Not only that…

Mobile-responsive Design Improves SEO
Google prefers mobile-friendly websites, but why? Because it gives users a better experience. Remember, SEO isn’t just about keyword placement or meta-descriptions. It’s about your entire website optimized for better user experience. This is why responsive sites generally have higher rankings in search engines.

Don’t fall behind. If your site isn’t suited for mobile devices yet, it might be the reason why your business is stagnating. Contact a professional web design company services now and get a kick start on a mobile-responsive website.

Great typography links


Typography resources.

The web has lots of great websites about typography, however you hva to use lots of time to search for these sites.

Three Link Directory is a online directory that collects and sorts all kinds of links.

Only quality links is accepted to the directory so you do not need to spend time browsing bad links and websites. The link listings in the typography category spans many topics and resources such as Ban Comic Sans.

The typography category also has several subcategories:

Feel free to submit your links in these categories.

Top 10 free cartoon fonts

cartoons just published an interesting article about free cartoon fonts. Not only that, the article mentions and links to 10 free cartoon fonts on

From the article:

“Cartoon fonts can really make a difference and transform boring words to an exciting message. You can use cartoon fonts for a variety of occasions like party invitations, advertising, signs, scrapbooking and so much more.”

Click here to read about free cartoon fonts on

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!

2016 is history, and 2017 is upon us at This new year message has nothing much to say but to request your lips to stretch a little and brighten this world with a sweet smile.

New year is like a new sun rise of hope, of prosperity, of happiness; its like a new beginning of thoughts, of words, of actions; its like a new day of energy, of strength, of ideas; its like a bunch of whole new things of opportunities, of friends and of love.

Happy new year!