Looks As Good As It Tastes

 

A nice perk to creating content videos for our foodie clients is that we get to eat the leftovers! I have personally never been a big Lamb fan…but am counting the days until we make this recipe again!

Video and Photography created by Smalltown Design for Traditional Cooking School.

 

Presenting a Professional Impression

 

Smalltown Design recently produced brochures for North Idaho Collision Repair Center. NICRC tagline is "Where Quality Matters" - these brochures communicate that commitment. 

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Inside Panels

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Front, Back and Inset Panels.

 

Hands and Pans Videos for Wellness Mama

 

After two years of producing and curating our own content for Full of Days, businesses began noticing our work. As a result, since 2017 Smalltown Design and Full of Days have added Content Creation and Curation, Video Production and Social Media Management and Growth Strategy to our list of services. 

We have produced paid content for brands such as Wellness MamaMother Earth News, PaleoValley, Don't Waste The Crumbs, Attainable Sustainable, Delicious Obsessions, and The Rising Spoon. 

We have also added an ongoing content creation and management project with Traditional Cooking School.   

A few of the Videos produced for Wellness Mama:

 

Long Time Inspiration...Now a New International Client!

 
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Smalltown Design, LLC. has added a new client! We're excited to be partnering with Traditional Cooking School. This new, ongoing relationship, includes managing TCS's social media presence, applying growth strategies to those platforms, and creating unique video content for their website and social platforms (Tasty Style Recipe Videos).

With a combined social following of over 250K, Traditional Cooking School has been an established online presence for over 9 years. Smalltown Design is excited to begin managing this online audience while working to grow the community and to boast engagement among the followers.

This may seem new to the usual graphic/web design projects that Smalltown has become known for, however, over the past year, we have added Content Creation, Curation, and Management to our list of services. Kelsey has been training on social media strategies through courses from Food Blogger Pro, Moolah and Blog Clarity. Because the social world is ever changing, it’s important to us that we stay trained on current trends and best practices. This ensures we know the best strategies for optimizing these social platforms to build community, engagement and achieve growth.

TCS has been a huge resource to our personal traditional living journey and where we’ve gleaned much inspiration for our family. So this ongoing work with TCS is truly special for Smalltown design and the Steffens!   

More information about Smalltown Design's Content Creation, Curation and Management? 

 

Adapting to the Marketplace

 

The Wise Guide began as a resource for those adjusting to retirement and advanced stages of life. The free magazine then responded to reader requests and began to include resources for the adult children helping their parents navigate those same new stages in life.

The Wise Guide is once again responding to reader requests by adding resources for everyone seeking to live an healthy and informed life.

Smalltown Design has counted The Wise Guide as a client, partner and friend through all of theses growth stages. As part of the most recent adaptation, Smalltown Design is helping the Wise Guide begin to offer digital delivery options for their readers. 

Beginning with print ads in their publications, and continuing with email subscription, email newsletter options, and social media channels, the Wise Guide is once again meeting their readers where they are!     

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The Wise Guide - Print Ad

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New Feature...and Viral Chickpeas

 

Smalltown Design includes the lifestyle blog: Full of Days @ everydayfull.com. First and foremost Full of Days, and related Social Media channels, are a creative outlet for us. We also use the platform to test products, that when developed, may be offered to Smalltown Design partners.  

Two recent examples:

1. Facebook Cover Videos - Earlier this year Facebook introduced Cover Videos. This had many professional Facebook users excited at the possibility of bringing popular website Header Videos from the website word into the Social Media sphere. Unfortunately, Facebook's feature release was a bit early and over the first half of 2017 they rolled back, rolled out, and rolled back this feature multiple times. They eventually ironed the bugs out and Facebook Cover Videos are now functional. We are currently testing out cover videos on our Full of Days Facebook Page.

 2. "Tasty Style" videos - We are producing simple, under 2-minute "Tasty Videos" for Facebook. Some refer to this video style as "Hands & Pans". The goal for these videos is to funnel Facebook traffic to a page, then convert the traffic to specific and measurable results. In the case of Full of Days the conversions are measured by:

  • Facebook
    • Video Views & Reach
    • Page views, Likes and Follows
  • Website
    • Page Visits
    • Page Views
    • Email Subscriber Sign Ups

By all measures, this video was a great success. It went viral, with more than 50,000 views in 24 hours (Total views as of this post: 76,500), and conversions were strong across all categories. 

Interested in expanding your company brand and Social Media presence? Contact us to discuss ideas! 

 

3rd Generation Design

 

It is particularly rewarding to be part of growing companies, to have the chance to develop designs through multiple generations.

We partnered with Panhandle Countertops from their very beginning, designing the original logo and branding. When the company was sold, we worked with the new owners to update the logo, and now that they are expanding, Smalltown Design has the privileged to add a second logo to the brand - Big Horn Kitchen & Bath. 

We worked closely with Daniel Yoder to make sure that their concept, a Big Horn Sheep, was developed to work with the Panhandle Countertops logo. It also had to appeal to their clientele (taking an outdoors/wild form and make it appeal to those looking for a new kitchen & bath).         

Logo - Inline Version. Used for Business Cards/Brochures/Website Header/Email Signatures. 

Logo - Stacked Version. Used for T-Shirts/Apparel

Business Cards

NCRs/Invoices - 3 Ply(White/Yellow/Pink)

 

Hey...That's Our Book!

Kelsey was introduced to Ultimate Bundles last year when she purchased a Healthy Recipes bundle from them. Ultimate Bundles brings together resources, assembled around a theme, sometimes more than 100, and "bundles" them for one low price. Since that initial bundle we have personally purchased a number of their offerings and been glad for each (we learn a TON each time!).

Now, a year after we became fans, Full of Days is stoked to announce that one of our very own eBooks is included in the latest Ultimate Bundle - Healthy Living 2017! 

Not only is our 14-Day Meal Plan: For Hormone Balancing and Gut Restoration part of the bundle, we received news over the week end that our book is one of the most downloaded resources! Pretty cool, huh! 

Check out Kelsey's Welcome video and The Healthy Living bundle!

There is a lot of value in this product and if you pick one up then you are supporting Full of Days! But don't wait...The Bundle is only available through the end of today! @ Midnight, Monday 9/25/2017 the Bundle ends.   

New Custom Trucker Hats

 
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Custom Leather Patches - Avaialable Circle/Hexagon/Rectangle 

 

New Product Offering

Smalltown Design is excited to begin offering Custom Leather Patch Trucker hats.  

The hats are Richardson 112 Trucker Style snap back hats.  This style of hat looks great on men and women, and even fits older children. 

The leather patches are from the finest of Full Grain American Leathers. There are only a handful of tanneries left in this country and even fewer use American cowhides. The hides are hand picked from an American tannery that has been in operation for well over 150 years.

The patches are laser etched, hand stitched and assembled in the USA by a family owned and operated company.  

Wearing my own leather patch hat, with a Full of Days logo, I have been stopped by men and women alike, ages 20-60+  asking where they could buy one. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re in a “little bitty town or a big ol’ city”, these hats appeal to all.
 
For your business, they can provide professional attire for employees, present a profitable retail opportunity, be used as a great promotional gift or be a stylish thank you gift to your valued clients.

Call or email us for more details!
 

 
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Everyday Sourdough - Ebook

 

We recently released our second Full of Days eBook - Everyday sourdough. It is a 45 page collection of our sourdough posts from everydayfull.com, supplemented with additional "getting started" guides. 

This book represents the next evolution for us at Full of Days. We developed this asset by incorporating existing high traffic website posts, Amazon affiliate links, Pinterest pins and e-mail subscriber registration.

We also produced a unique single page URL to drive sales of the ebook. The marketing campaign will include direct emails, social media (Facebook, Pinterest), website ads and affiliate sales through our online blogging network. 

You can read more about, and purchase the eBook, here