In past years, Internet users have witnessed a significant shift in the popularity of various web browsers. For example, in November of 2002 a total of 83.4% of Internet users were using Microsoft Internet Explorer to surf the web. A decade later, this percentage dropped to 15.1% showing a steady decline in Internet Explorer use. At the outset of 2013, we want to give you a quick update of what the world's most popular web browsers are: Full Article >>
We are Calgary web design and marketing specialists dedicated to helping your business grow and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.
CALGARY Web DESIGN and Mobile Design
We help you grow your business by getting you online or improving your online presence. We design websites based on user-centered design principles, usability best practices, and revenue-generating functionality. We also help increase your visibility by optimizing your website for mobile and tablet devices.
Since our start in July of 2008, we have had the privilege of working with businesses from over twenty different industries. Some of these industries include: oil & gas, energy, financial services, insurance, professional management services, real estate, restaurant, legal services, construction and real estate development, not for profit, and many more.
NEVER MANAGED YOUR OWN CONTENT?
Have you been depending on your web designer to make edits on your website? This can be costly and slow down the speed at which your site content is updated - you are unable to make the edits you need to make, when you need to make them. That is why at TAC Marketing - a Calgary Web Design specialist - we offer all of our clients a flexible, hosted content management system that empowers you to take control of your online presence. It includes email marketing, customer relationship management, analytics, and more.
Case Study of Calgary Local Business
Within one month of their website launch, Pilgrim Coach Lines (PCL) received the largest contract offer they had ever received in 17 years of business. The contractoffer came from a company that had learned of PCL's reputation and services online. Bill, owner and operator, stated: "I tried not having a professionally designed website for 15 years, and now that I have one I am amazed at how valuable it has been for my business."Visit This Website Now
Hire US as Your Marketing Manager
Our team offers so much more than website design - our clients often hire us as their marketing manager. We specialize in unifying your valuable brand across all marketing mediums, including: logo design, print design, collateral material, web development, mobile website development, social networking integration, video production, and more. As your marketing manager, our team plans, designs, and manages every aspect of your marketing initiatives so that you can focus on what you do best.
Communicating your marketing message with effective strategy and exceptional design.
Our values dictate everything we do, and that is why they are integrated into our company name. TAC stands for tenacious, authentic, and creative.
- Te–na–cious highly retentive; always committed to excellence
- Au–then–tic true to our values; undisputed credibility; doing things right
- Cre–a–tive consistently generating new ideas or concepts; innovative
Our aim is to see your business reach its maximum potential. With this in mind, we strive to help build a better future for our clients, and this common goal is what motivates our team day-in and day-out.
We have worked with clients from various industries, including but not limited to:
- Financial Services
- Construction/Real Estate Development
- Oil & Gas
- Professional Management Services
- Real Estate
- Telecom Equipment
- Business Services
- Not For Profit
- Legal Services
THE TAC Team
Mike Earl — Web Developer
Mike focuses his energy on developing standard compliant websites for desktops, mobile, and tablet devices. He enjoys the challenge of creating exceptional user experiences, over multiple platforms, through innovative design and development. He codes websites using the most current coding languages and remains up to date on the latest web trends.
Mike graduated at the top of his class from SAIT Polytechnic with a New Media Production and Design diploma in web design and development. Previous to joining the TAC Team, Mike was an independent contractor and freelancer.
Mike is also an outdoor enthusiast and a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. He has enjoyed guiding clients in the Canadian Rockies and around the world on skiing, climbing and high altitude expeditions.
The best mountaineer is the one having the most fun. (Alex Lowe)
Jordan Engert — Web/graphic Designer
Jordan brings creative vision and technical proficiency to every project. He has a strong eye for color, style, and typography.
Jordan graduated with honors from SAIT Polytechnic with a New Media Production and Design diploma in web design and development. Previous to joining the web design and development industry, Jordan spent a brief time in the architectural industry.
Jordan spends his time following the latest design and technology trends, leading his recreational dodge ball team to victory, and playing his acoustic guitar.
An escalator can never break - it can only become stairs. You should never see an “Escalator Temporarily Out of Order” sign, just “Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience”. (Mitch Hedberg)
Betty Little — Business Manager
Betty Little has over 30 years experience in the oil and gas service industry. For the last 23 years she was the Controller for a well-known service company of over 100 employees. She was responsible for the financial and business operations of the company, and she managed a team of 10 staff members.
Now a part of the TAC Marketing team, Betty is responsible for the day-to-day operations, finances, project support, and administration.
Betty will be celebrating her 30th wedding anniversary this year. Her and her husband have two sons, one daughter-in-law, and a new grandson.
“Know where you're going in life. You may already be there.”
Chantelle Little — President/Founder
In her role, Chantelle is focused on leading the TAC team and the strategic direction of the company. She also brings market research and marketing expertise to all client projects. Her ultimate goal is to help you create, communicate, and deliver value to your customers in ways that benefit your business and stakeholders.
Chantelle focused her post-secondary studies on business and marketing, graduating at the top of her class with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She studied international branding, Internet/digital marketing, information systems, marketing research, and marketing planning.
Chantelle is an Advisory Board Member and MicroStar Business Alliance Member of a referral marketing organization. She is also a 3-year member of eXmerce Barter Inc. Among other memberships and associations, she was elected to membership in Phi Delta Lambda Scholastic Honor Society.
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” (Ecc. 9:10)
Sample of Our Work
We started working with Western Hydrogen while they were in the start-up phase. As a result, we needed to focus on developing a clear brand and online strategy. After this was established we were able to help Western Hydrogen develop a website (optimized for mobile and tablet use) that properly presented their valuable content and communicated the overall personality of their brand. The clean style of the site and the tone of the content (utilization of chemical reactions and technical content) ensures the site reaches its target group.
Because of a very important meeting in Asia, this site was expedited to meet a very important deadline. This proves our ability to work towards tight deadlines.
Forbes Energy Group
Forbes Energy Group Inc. is a sector of Forbes & Manhattan, a global resource-focused merchant bank. This sector manages a portfolio of energy-related companies, including: Longford Energy, Sagres Energy, Stetson Oil & Gas, and Vast Exploration. The team at Forbes Energy Group Inc. was requesting the design and development of a site template that could be customized for any energy company they acquire. They wanted one company to handle their web contracts, in order to streamline invoicing and site maintenance. Over a 3-month period, our team was able to successfully address all of these past issues. After a Forbes site template was created and approved, we customized the template to reflect each of the 4 companies unique brand, service focus, management teams, stock price, and news release modules. Looking forward, we now have a template prepared for future Forbes acquisitions, which will reduce the time required to re-brand and launch the acquired company as a member of the Forbes Energy Group.
Websites:http://www.longfordenergyinc.com http://www.stetsonoilandgas.com http://www.vastexploration.com http://www.sagresenergy.com
Fulcrum is the trusted Human Resource advisor to a few select organizations doing business in the oil sands. Ron Barauskas, Fulcrum's founder and president, came to us with a unique set of site requirements. Ron wanted a site that was simple, unique, and reflected the Fulcrum brand.
We also designed and printed extra-thick business cards, and utilized QR code technology to direct people to the Fulcrum website and Ron's contact information.
Kahane Amazing Race
This website was built for Kahane Law Office. For the second year in a row, this law office is hosting an "Amazing Race" event in support of two Calgary-based charitable organizations. This event brings together real estate and mortgage agents from across the city, as they compete in a 10-day event to raise money and awareness for these charities. This website has extensive functionality, including a secure "Participant Zone", payment gateway integration, online registration for the event, an announcement module, FAQ module, a participant submitted photo gallery page, social media integration, and more. The purpose of this website is to provide valuable information to both sponsors and participants. The secure "participant zone" has also been built to help facilitate the event and provide important information to participants. Functionality in the "participant zone" includes, a calendar of events, a forum, downloadable "welcome package", and file upload functionality.
Jared and Rebecca Chamberlain are Calgary REALTORS® who are focused on educating their clients so that they can make the right purchasing and selling decisions. We are privileged to be apart of this education process, helping the Chamberlain Group build stronger relationships with the communities of Marda Loop and Altadore. We design and manage custom mail outs, including: letters, postcards, oversize postcards, calendar magnets, and more. Each mail out is unique in its design and message. Our team works with Canada Post and our printers to ensure these mail outs are delivered on time and under budget.
Luke Wile started as a mortgage associate in June 2009, shortly after completing university. Since then, he has become a partner at Roost Mortgage, formerly Trimor Home Finance Corporation. There are twenty associates at Roost Mortgage, and they are currently looking to grow by adding more associates to the brokerage. Full Article >>
Jeff Kahane graduated from U of C Law School in 2000 as the Silver Medalist, having the second highest cumulative GPA over all three years. He was on the Dean’s List all three years and was the winner of numerous scholarships throughout Law School. He articled in the legal department of Canadian Pacific Limited then worked as an associate at Donahue, Ernst & Young. After several years Jeff chose to pursue his own practice, opening the doors to Kahane Law Office in 2004, and he’s never looked back. Full Article >>