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July 23, 2020 in Web Design & Development

How to Know If It’s Time for a Website Redesign

There’s no getting around it – redesigning your website can seem like an intimidating project. After all, it’s how your company shown to the world. How can you know if…
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July 31, 2019 in Web Design & Development

Why your website needs to be secure – and how to do it

“My WordPress website doesn’t need updates or maintenance, after all, it’s not like I collect important information!” Have you heard someone say this? Have you said it yourself? Many businesses…
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April 4, 2019 in Press Releases

ZIV built and designed Lead Bank experience wins website of the year

ZIV's design and development of the Lead Bank website a winner of the Progress Sitefinity 2018 Website Of The Year Award Progress Sitefinity, a leading provider of app development and…
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February 25, 2019 in Press Releases

Lead Bank launches new website designed by digital agency, ZIV

Monday, February 25, 2019, Kansas City, MO Lead Bank, a full-service community bank that leads the way in innovative banking solutions, launched its newly designed website, The organization sought…
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October 21, 2018 in Marketing

The top 5 ways to stay on top of digital trends

In business and in life, the most successful people are the leaders, not the followers. With today’s ever-changing digital marketplace, this can be easier said than done. It’s important to…
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September 26, 2018 in Marketing

Breaking out of the Social Media Echo Chamber

Many think that just by adding fresh posts they have a handle on their social media strategy– this couldn't be farther from the truth.
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September 10, 2018 in Marketing, User Experience

Designing solutions before research (and why it’s a bad idea)

When faced with a marketing challenge you may be tempted to go with your first instinct– yet it’s important to look at the bigger picture first.
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August 26, 2018 in Branding, Marketing

The biggest mistakes CMOs make when choosing an agency

While it might be tempting to make a quick decision, use these helpful questions to avoid these infamous mistakes when choosing a marketing agency.
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August 9, 2018 in User Experience

Black Hat UX: Where Intention Meets Design

Know a website that tries to deceive the user? It just might be wearing a black hat. A few weeks ago we were user testing for a popular VPN service.…
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July 25, 2018 in Branding, Press Releases, User Experience

531 Grand – Branding from the Ground Up

Before starting construction on 531 Grand, the owners knew they needed a solid brand, message, and digital experience. That's where ZIV comes in.
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July 19, 2018 in Press Releases, User Experience

Leading the Way to Greatness with Lead Bank

In an ever-evolving fast-paced society, it’s easy to tunnel vision on day-to-day tasks and set your business on autopilot. This often causes putting off optimization of the bigger brand touchpoints…
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March 25, 2018 in Press Releases, User Experience

Scraps KC Launches New Website Designed by ZIV

ScrapsKC Launches New User-Centered Website Designed by Digital Agency, ZIV. October 20, 2017, Kansas City, MO – Scraps KC, a non-profit creative reuse center and retail store, launched its newly…
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January 18, 2018 in User Experience

Customer Experience vs. Success Metrics – Which One Wins?

The amount of likes, shares, and reaches often determine the success of marketing material - but is it really the best way to understand campaign success?
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October 14, 2017 in User Experience

Why Digital Spaces Are as Important as Physical Ones

When it comes to buildings a business normally pulls out all the stops. What better way to impress clients, right? Why then do so many businesses woefully ignore the architecture…
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September 1, 2017 in User Experience

KC Business Journal Features ZIV’s UX Expertise

Why should you care about user experience design (UX)? That’s the question the Kansas City Business Journal brought to ZIV founder and CEO, Cara Miller. Explore her insights on how…
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August 15, 2017 in Branding

Telling Your Brand Story

Brand story. It’s the idea that when you come face to face with a brand an immediate feeling or thought comes to mind - and telling it is more important…
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July 14, 2017 in Marketing

The Elements of a Successful Startup

You’ve read the books, done your research, and created a product or service that displays your big idea. But have you forgotten a major part of what makes your idea…
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