Every once in awhile I go to Google and simply type in the name of our advertising agency (Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications...or simply "Insight Advertising Iowa") and see what pops up. I also sometimes type in my name "Michael Libbie" to see what also might come up. It helps us keep tabs on things and check our work.
Friday I typed in my name and up pops a piece from fellow Business Blogger Sharry Borzo of DSM BUZZ (Visit them by clicking here.)that was written for the Des Moines Register. Click here for the story.
What was really nice was when the Register asked her what business books she had read lately Sherry admitted that it often takes her too long to get through a book and said, "I find marketing consultants who blog are great to read. Local Bloggers like Michael Libbie and Mike Sansone offer great ideas in their posts..."
Golly...Sherry: Thanks again. To be listed in the same sentence with my friend Mike Sansone, who got me started on this Business Blogging adventure was, well...great!
We've ranted before about websites that have as contact e-mails addresses such as, "Sales@" and "Info@". We think it's dumb because people should communicate with names...not "Info". But what about those sites where you just can't find contact information at all? Hey Web Developers: HELLO...Hello...anybody out there??????
We were seeking contact information for the John Wayne Birthplace in Winterset, Iowa. We wanted to set up an interview for our rural lifestyle radio show, "Highway 6 - Your Road to the Country". We looked, and looked...never thinking we should look under "Directions".
So, we tried the Madison County Chamber of Commerce website. We looked for a "Contact Us" button...nothing. Their contact information is hidden under "Tourist Info".
OK...simple question: IF you have a website and your goal is to present information is it important that people who are reading that information have a simple way to communicate with your company? We would think..."Yes."
What say you?
Michael P. Libbie - Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications where you can always make contact with us by clicking here...and yes, there is clear contact information on every page of our website...or should be. Thanks for reading!