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Life 90.5FM

Launched in the wee hours of the morning to minimize disruptions. This is the first site to be overhauled for Carolina Christian Radio. link: Life 90.5 FM

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New Site: Ramar Transportation

Like a lot of places, Ramar Transportation had someone in-house that built a website for them, but they were ready to move up. Akira Media Designs built a new, responsive website for them with a design that matched who they are. The photo of the tractor trailer on the homepage was a composite of four […]

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Print Job – Event Flyers

  Done for Jazzy Boy Art Co. for the 1st Annual Ocean Detox Day Celebration.

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Mobilegeddon

(Original Image Source) We’re about a month and a week into Google’s mobile friendly update. A lot of people were in a Gozilla-attack panic mode over this and as a result it’s been a busy two months for me. Things are starting to cool down. Now that the dust is beginning to settle, we’re all […]

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What is Responsive Web Design?

The trend towards Responsive Design has been going for a while now, but there’s a good chance that term means absolutely nothing to you. What is Responsive Design and why should you use it when building your website? Hopefully by the time you are finished reading this, you’ll have a good general handle on the concept. What […]

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New Client: Coastal Hot Tub

  We welcomed a new client to the Akira Media Designs family this week: Coastal Hot Tub. This is only the second site we’ve launched using a premade theme and we had to hack the code a little bit to get it to do what we wanted, but the end result is a clean looking […]

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Welcoming a New Member of the Family

We’re welcoming a new member of the Akira Media family to the wonderful online world of the Internet… or as George W. would say, “The Internets”. Dr. H. L. Keith III, DDS is a third generation dentist in the Wilmington area and we’re proud to give you this site that presents information about his practice […]

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The Three Components That Make Your Website

While working with clients, I find that there can be some confusion on what is required for a website, so I want to take a little time to spell out what the different components of are and how they work together. Today I’m going to cast some broad strokes and talk about the three main […]

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Three Reasons to Buy Your Own Domain Name

It may feel like it’s something you can’t do, but you can & should purchase your own domain name. Here are three quick, compelling reasons why. You will save money Granted, it’ll only be a few dollars per year, but the rich don’t stay rich by just giving their hard-earned cash away, right? Might as […]

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New Web Site Launched: I Love NY Pizza – Wilmington, NC

You can really have no idea how excited I am to announce this one. We have launched the web site for a place I have loved for *years*; I Love NY Pizza in Downtown Wilmington. We played off the old and new designs for their iconic menu and came up with a web design that’s A) […]

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Web Design News Flash: Consumers Prefer Simple Sites

Wow. Consumers prefer simple web sites that are easy to navigate around through. Who knew? We did, that’s who! I’ve been blowing this horn for a few years now: Simple is better. Even though the article linked to below is aimed at beginning web designers, the information can help you as a business owner. This […]

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Icepocalypse2014

Duke Energy Outage Map   Just under forty THOUSAND of us are without power here in Southeastern North Carolina with the bulk of that here in New Hanover County. It’s 2013. We can buy shoes in our underwear from the comfort of our own homes, but a day or two of ice will still bring […]

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QR Code Guerrilla Marketing Downtown Wilmington

Ran downtown this morning to take some photos for a client and spotted this little gem stuck to some magazine dispensers. Feeling bold? Scan and see where it goes. I did.

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Graffiti at Hanover Center

So, I don’t normally condone graffiti, but this one made us all smile.

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WDI names Wolverton as new President and CEO

New chief at Wilmington Downtown, Inc is Ed Wolverton formerly of Downtown Greensboro Incorporated,  Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, and Charlotte Center City Partners before that. Welcome to Wilmington, Mr. Wolverton, and good luck! Source: WWAY TV-3

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Good Food Takes Time

Spotted at Sahara’s down the road from McDonald’s.

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There’s No Magic Bullet

Social Media, SEO, Location Based Marketing, TV, Radio, Newspaper, Billboards; no one piece is really going to make your marketing successful no matter what the experts say, and all of it mashed together will make you broke and insane. The real secret is to be awesome. Don’t bribe your customers to brag about you online. […]

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Wilmington, NC on Google Street View

That’s me looking like I just broke into my own truck on Google Street View. Man, how did I shut the door on my seat belt? Wilmington (as well as a heck of a lot of other places) has been added to Google Street View. Real Estate Agents, rejoice. Clicky Here

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