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David Lee

As the founder of i5 Web Design, my goal is to take the best practices and lessons I learned from working with Fortune 500 companies and bring them to the mid-size market and help our clients grow their business.

Recent Posts

5 Reasons to use E-commerce for your Manufacturing Website

Posted by David Lee on Jun 17, 2018 8:41:57 PM

When designing your manufacturing website, selecting an e-commerce platform can save you a significant amount of  time and money. Here are five reasons why we recommend that our manufacturing clients adopt e-commerce platforms for their websites.

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Marketing 101 for Manufacturing Companies

Posted by David Lee on May 29, 2018 12:29:44 PM

When it comes to manufacturing companies, creating blog articles and marketing content can be tricky because you have two very different customers: the end consumers who actually use your product and your wholesale/distribution clients. Here are our recommendations on how manufacturing companies should approach their inbound marketing strategies.

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Learn How to do Proactive Prospecting the Right Way

Posted by David Lee on Mar 25, 2018 7:43:38 PM

We do inbound marketing; we don’t need to go out and proactively prospect for new clients! Just like in the movie Field of Dreams: If we build a solid inbound marketing strategy, the leads will come. Right? Right?

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Manufacturing Content Marketing Benchmarks - 2018

Posted by David Lee on Feb 5, 2018 11:38:25 PM

Every year the Content Marketing Institute releases its annual benchmark report on the manufacturing industry. Here are five trends to play close attention to in 2018.

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HotJar: An Essential Tool to Increasing the Number of Leads from your Website

Posted by David Lee on Jan 5, 2018 10:27:56 AM

Is your website bringing in the leads you need? If not, one of the reasons could be that you haven’t installed HotJar on your site. Hotjar is a great tool that allows you to understand how visitors are interacting with your website and gives you the information you need to make data-driven design changes that actually impact the bottom line.

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Three Reasons Why Your B2B Website Needs to be Mobile Friendly

Posted by David Lee on Dec 26, 2017 10:01:45 PM

If you are frustrated because your marketing efforts aren’t producing the results you’re looking for, one reason is that your website is not mobile-friendly. In this article, we won’t blast you with dozens of mobile marketing statistics and make you figure out which ones really matter. We’ve done the work for you. Here are the top three reasons why your B2B website needs to be mobile-friendly.

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Three Life Lessons I Learned From My Black Belt Test

Posted by David Lee on Oct 23, 2017 10:59:50 PM

For this article, I wanted to share with you my personal experience of preparing for and taking my black belt for Aikido.  I took my test almost three years ago and now that I’ve had some time to reflect on the experience, I’ve realized that preparing for and going through my black belt test taught me three important life lessons that I can apply not only on the mat, but also to my personal and business life.

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Web Design Trends

Posted by David Lee on Oct 22, 2017 9:40:30 PM

As we enter into the 4th quarter of 2017, I’m going to make a couple of predictions on web design trends for 2018. But if you are looking for an article on white space, typography, negative space, high quality photos, or cinemagraphs, this article is not for you.

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Should You In-House or Outsource Your Marketing?

Posted by David Lee on Oct 10, 2017 8:39:03 PM

Whether you should outsource your marketing is one of those questions that just about every company eventually has to ask, especially when senior management sets sales and growth targets. Although there is no trusty magic 8-ball to find a quick answer, there is a framework to guide and simplify the outsourcing decision-making process.

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Why Thought Leadership is the New Secret Sauce

Posted by David Lee on Oct 4, 2017 8:00:47 PM

Companies who believe that they have a special feature or technique that makes them unique or provides a competitive advantage should consider how the internet has changed everything. Knowledge is not the secret sauce. Thought Leadership is.

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