Glide Interactive Signs Eight New Clients
Sarasota-based web development and marketing firm Glide Interactive experienced a successful start to the second quarter with the signing of eight new clients. The new clients are local and national and are engaging Glide Interactive for web design and development, graphic design, marketing and public relations, and mobile site development.
The new clients include: As Good As It Gets, Sarasota, FL; Degree of Excellence Realty, Lakewood Ranch, FL; Irish Sells Sarasota, Sarasota, FL; Prosure Group, Tampa, FL; Launch Central, Las Vegas, NV; East Coast Associates, Roseland, NJ; Dungeon of Doom, Zion, IL; Horizon Realty, Sarasota, FL.
With the recent acquisition of local web development firm StrongHouse, Glide Interactive increased capacity, and expanded their focus to develop an online presence for both large and small businesses.
“Our portfolio continues to expand, and we are pleased to do business with a diverse set of clients, both locally and nationally based,” says Glide Interactive CEO John Carlson. “We hope to maintain this strong growth all year.”
About Glide Interactive
Glide Interactive is an innovative agency providing digital strategy, product development, branding, and graphic design. Specializing in positioning brands to be digital leaders in their industry, Glide Interactive’s core offerings include web design & development, marketing, logo design, mobile app design & development, packaging design, print design, and custom QR codes. For more information, visit www.glideinteractive.com.
Glide Interactive in the News
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Posted On: May 16, 2013 Posted By: Glide Interactive
We are hiring!
We are hiring and have the following positions open in our Sarasota office:
Posted On: January 7, 2013 Posted By: Glide Interactive
We are a Top 10 Web Design Firm
topseos.com Acknowledges Glide Interactive as one of the Top 10 Web Design Firms for the Month of January, 2013
Glide Interactive is named an exceptional web design firm for the month of January, 2013 by topseos.com
Glide Interactive has secured the 6th rank on this month’s list of the top 10 web design firms. The monthly rankings list published by topseos is a guide to the cream of the crop internet marketing vendors in the industry.
Glide Interactive is included in this list for its consistent performance and the superior services rendered to its clients.
topseos seeks out the leading firms in the industry through a rigorous evaluation criteria that includes:
• Competitive advantage
• Superior services and pricing
• Customer and technical support
• Response to client problems
• Innovations that set it apart from the competition
• Overall efficiency
• Overall performance
As part of the evaluation process, clients of Glide Interactive are asked to give feedback on general and project specific questions such as:
• Rate your overall experience.
• What type of needs analysis was conducted before work initiated?
• What form of planning and strategy was undertaken by the agency before they started on your project?
• Do your pages pass W3C standards?
• Does your website have a search engine friendly design?
“The whole industry looks to us to identify reliable and accurate benchmarks and Glide Interactive has proven by its performance that they deserve to be on this coveted list”, shared Jeev Trika, partner at topseos.
For more information about Glide Interactive go to www.glideinteractive.com
Since its introduction in 2002, topseos has been identified as an independent authority on vendors who supply internet marketing products and services ranging from the best search engine optimization companies to the best pay per click management tools. In addition, topseos connects thousands of businesses each year that are looking for internet marketing services with those who provide it.
With dedicated online presence in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, topseos continues to make a global impact in the internet marketing arena.
Posted On: January 2, 2013 Posted By: Glide Interactive
Official Launch for androsboats.com
Sarasota, FL – December 21, 2012: Glide Interactive is proud to have launched the website androsboats.com for Andros Boatworks, Inc.
Andros is a custom bay / hybrid / offshore boat builder located in Sarasota Florida. They build only high-end custom boats on a limited production basis in Sarasota.
Andros Boatworks, Inc. began with an idea, to fill a void in the design and construction of custom hybrid / bay and offshore fishing boats. The founders Andy, Don and Danny Eggebrecht realized the potential that the panga style hull offered and wanted to bring this historic design to the next level. The Eggebrecht family yearned to build a stronger, safer, more appointed boat, and succeeded masterfully. Hybrid style boats and light tackle offshore center consoles are becoming more popular than ever before, and in most cases the designs are being copied or carried over from old molds and processes with no real engineering or design. Now, active boaters, and adventure hungry fisherman around the world enjoy the safety, durability, versatility and performance of an Andros boat. The first ever completely CAD designed and engineered hybrid boat is available at an affordable price.
In 2008, Andros Boat Works expanded to a new state-of-the-art 28,000 sq/ft facility to bring lamination and custom rigging into a single campus. Andros Boatworks is now a leader in the design and construction of small custom light tackle fishing boats.
For more information on the boats, factory, tours, sea trials, or general questions call Andros direct at 941-351-9702
Posted On: December 21, 2012 Posted By: Glide Interactive
Official Launch for veniceagent.com
Sarasota, FL – December 14, 2012: Glide Interactive is proud to have launched the website veniceagent.com/ for Brad Tritschler, Broker-Associate with Premier Sotheby’s.
A third-generation real estate broker in the Venice market area, Brad Tritschler has admirably upheld his family’s record of success and integrity in the business. Licensed as a sales agent in Florida since 1992, Brad also holds his broker’s license, and has excelled in his field with an accomplished reputation for quality service and results.
Recognized for five-star customer service by Sarasota Magazine three years in a row and counting, Brad is as passionate about the territory he represents as he is about helping clients fulfill their needs. Born and raised in southwest Florida, he currently resides in Englewood in the south end of Sarasota County, and specializes in waterfront homes and Venice Florida real estate.
Posted On: December 14, 2012 Posted By: Glide Interactive
Official Launch for Saveourworkforce.org
Glide Interactive is proud to have launched the website saveourworkforce.org. SaveOurWorkforce is all about the YOUTH and THE 99% (rest of us) partnering with companies to keep jobs in America. Strong employment keeps our middle class from disappearing and provides companies with more customers that have money to purchase their products. Healthy employment creates a brighter future for our High School and College students soon entering the Workforce.
One of the key features is “Before You Buy, Verify” and it is about verifying a company’s U.S. Workforce size before spending your hard earned dollars with them. Every one of your purchases supports a job somewhere so why not direct your purchases to companies providing U.S. jobs and pledging their support to the U.S. Workforce. Your neighbors, the workforce, and soon to be working youth thank you for helping to make America strong again!
• SaveOurWorkforce.org is NOT a labor union movement.
• SaveOurWorkforce.org does NOT favor any political party. Many of our members are both Democrats and Republicans sharing a common goal to increase the U.S. Workforce. Whether you are a conservative or liberal you still need a job to pay your bills.
• SaveOurWorkforce.org is NOT about negativity. We focus our energy on how we can help companies maintain and grow jobs in America. We report on factual information, research, news, and what experts are writing about.
Posted On: September 12, 2012 Posted By: Glide Interactive
Official Launch for Bravo Systems
Glide Interactive is proud to have launched Bravo Systems new and improved website. The company is celebrating their 25th anniversary with a fresh new look. The new site features a modern design with a frustration-free focus on visual navigation and includes comprehensive product descriptions with updated images, key features, technical specs and other advanced features. Bravo Systems is a certified woman-owned business and Made in the USA accredited manufacturer of secondary containment systems for fuel handling in the petroleum industry. www.sbravo.com
Bravo Systems has been a leading manufacturer of premier secondary containment systems for over 25 years. Their Founder invented and patented the first under-dispenser secondary containment sump: The “Bravo Box”. They have continued to grow and now specialize in SingleWall and DoubleWall sumps that support both single and double-walled piping including VPH monitored piping systems. They provide containment products by way of innovative engineering and application of the latest in material science and manufacturing technology that are unmatched in simplistic design and ease of installation. They protect the environment from any contamination of the soil or ground water.
Posted On: April 28, 2012 Posted By: Glide Interactive
We have several summer internships available at our Sarasota office. This is a great opportunity to be exposed to the web development, graphic design and marketing industry. Interns will start out with small, introductory tasks. If you prove yourself, you will continue to get bigger and better jobs. It’s all what you want to make of it. School credit is available and encouraged. Scheduling is very flexible.
Web Developer Internship
The Web Developer’s role at Glide Interactive is multifaceted. As a Web Developer intern, you are passionate, talented, and creative. This individual will apply proven technical skills, communication skills, and knowledge of best practices to successfully help implement websites and web applications.
Updating websites, adding content to websites, adding features to websites, and testing websites
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org a cover letter, and resume to be considered.
Internet Marketing Internship
The Internet Marketing role at Glide Interactive is multifaceted. As an Internet Marketing intern, you are passionate, talented, and creative. This individual will apply proven technical skills, communication skills, and knowledge of best practices to successfully help implement marketing plans.
Experience with SEO, Web 2.0, Organic Search, Viral Marketing, Social Networking, press releases, Blogging and B2B/B2C Marketing, Google Adwords, Yahoo Search Marketing and Microsoft Ad Center PPC programs
Updating social media website, blogging, content writing and research.
Please e-mail email@example.com a cover letter, and resume to be considered.
Graphic Design Internship
The Graphic Designer role at Glide Interactive is multifaceted. As a Graphic Design intern, you are passionate, talented, and creative. This individual will apply proven technical skills, communication skills, and knowledge of best practices to successfully help implement design work.
Experience in Adobe CS suite, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Creating and update logos, website layouts, packaging, business cards, brochures, banners and wire frames.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org a cover letter, and resume to be considered.
Posted On: March 2, 2012 Posted By: Glide Interactive
Xemion interviews Glide Interactive
Thanks for joining us here at Xemion for another awesome interview. This installment is with Heath Jordan, the founder of Glide Interactive, which he launched back in 2002. Glide, a Florida-based design company, works with clients on projects that include SEO, mobile apps, custom web development and more. Here, I’ll let Heath tell you the rest.
1. Hey Heath, it’s great to have you here on Xemion and I’m sure that you have lots of fantastic stuff to tell us about Glide Interactive. But, first things first — I heard that you’re quite the entrepreneur, what types of businesses did you create/manage before you launched Glide Interactive in 2002?
A: Beside Glide Interactive, I currently own a computer store and IT company. Previously, I’ve owned an eBay store and several other online stores.
2. Custom web design and development isn’t exactly easy. Every new project brings about new challenges and helping create something real out of your client’s ideas and vision is never simple. As Glide Interactive the company, how do you face these challenges and make sure that you’re always producing the best work possible?
A: Our team has a thorough consultation with each client to ensure that we have a complete understanding of the client’s vision. Our team is innovative; therefore constantly setting trends and raising standards in the design, development, and marketing industries.
3. I also see that you offer custom web application development, too. How does this differ from custom website development and can you give an example of a web application that you’re built recently?
A: Custom website development refers to the unique design and functionality that meets the needs of your business and customers. Custom web applications are tools developed to precisely meet the needs of your business workflow, productivity, and overall business management. Both aspects are essential to success for most businesses and are required to make the website an effective tool in the business marketing strategy.
4. You of all people know that there are lots of things that someone needs to think about before they begin looking for help with getting a custom website built. Let’s say that I need a new website for a new project I’m starting, what are some of the main things I need to think about and have in order before I start searching for someone like you to build it?
A Business plan or outline
A Marketing plan or outline
A general understanding of the functionality needed
A general idea of your target audience
A Marketing budget
The website development should be included in the marketing budget. Most startups assume that the website is the business, when in fact it’s a valuable piece of the marketing plan and strategy.
Our marketing department helps each client create and/or refine each of these items in order to provide the best chance at success.
5. Of course, you’re not just a design shop as it seems like you offer a ton of services that have to do with online marketing and SEO. Do you feel like this is a big part of creating a new website? Why or why not and is it something that most of your clients feel like they need help with?
A: The website is actually a big part of the marketing strategy. The fact that we develop a marketing strategy specific for each client’s industry and needs is increasingly becoming more important to each client’s evaluation process when deciding on a firm to work with. We work hard to be innovative in this industry; and one of the ways we do that is by the way we approach marketing. There’s no “cookie cutter” marketing strategy. Each business is at a different level, industry, and market. We get to know each business that we work with, their industry, and target market in order to execute each initiative efficiently and effectively.
We use a combination of traditional and non-traditional marketing methods. Some of the methods we use are strategic marketing, partnership marketing, internet marketing, advertising, public relations, and business development.
6. For all of the emphasis you put on the digital side of your business you still do print design for clients too, right? Do you feel like traditional print design is still in high demand and how does working with a print design client differ from working with a digital design client?
A: Print design alone isn’t in demand as much as it used to be. Most of our print design clients want a digital version, and many of the digital design clients want materials for printing as well.
7. I see that you give free proposals for potential clients. Can you please walk me through the proposal process and how it goes from someone needing a website, to submitting a proposal to actually becoming one of your clients?
A: The potential client first provides information about the website project to us along with contact information through our website or by calling our office. Then someone from our business development department reaches out to discuss the project in further detail. Usually, we discover that the potential client needs and wants much more in a website than they originally thought. Therefore, this conversation is very important, and it’s crucial that we are as thorough as possible to determine all of the client’s needs. We will then draft a proposal for the client’s review. We refine the scope of work as needed, and then move into the agreement phase. We draft the agreement, which includes the scope of work, and send it to the client to be executed.
8. Well, it looks like we’ve come to the end — thanks for all of your awesome answers. Is there something that you feel like I left out and should have asked you? Well, this is your chance to let us know all about it and I promise that I didn’t skip it on purpose (please don’t take it personally).
A: What about mobile applications? Mobile apps have become a significant part of all of our lives. We help businesses develop their mobile app concept into an impeccable and deployable revenue generating asset. Mobile applications can keep a brand at the forefront of consumers thoughts throughout the day. These robust apps are becoming the quickest and most effective method of direct-to-consumer marketing.
Posted On: October 19, 2010 Posted By: Glide Interactive
Glide Interactive’s New Headquarters
Glide Interactive, a fast-growing premier web development firm and marketing agency, has signed a lease to occupy an office in the Avanti Professional Center. The new location will serve as the firm’s national headquarters. See photos of our new headquarters located in Sarasota, Florida.
Posted On: September 10, 2010 Posted By: Glide Interactive