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8 Things You Most Likely Didn’t Know You Could Do with Joomla

8 Things You Most Likely Didn’t Know You Could Do with Joomla! "Joomla? Jooba? What did you say? What’s that?""Well, WordPress can do...""Is that even a real thing? Why would you all use that?" We can’t tell you how many times we have heard these questions, but don’t worry—not only will we tell you what Joomla is, we will also show you some of its coolest features! Joomla is actually the second-most popular open-source Content Management System (CMS)— behind WordPress. Created...

Collaborative Health Partners

Collaborative Health Partners Brand Redesign | Full-Service Marketing Redefining Healthcare Excellence—In Style Every healthcare practice deserves a quality brand presence that fully represents its organization to current and potential patients. It should be modern, exuding trust and care. It should also be impactful and stand out amongst all of the noise. That’s exactly what we were able to provide for Collaborative Health (Collaborative Health Partners), an integrated healthcare practice in...

Do I Really Have a Good Website?

Do I Really Have a Good Website? As a business, there are numerous opportunities for reflection, change and growth. However, what happens when you don’t know what questions to ask? How do you recognize a problem you never know you had? Well, all we can say is that you keep reading and find out! While there are numerous questions that you could ask yourself, there is only ONE that we want you to focus on today: “Do I really have an effective website?” Don’t worry though, we...

Happy Birthday Joomla!

It is crazy to think that in 2005, Stimulus Advertising switched from a Content Management System (CMS) called Mamba to the new and improved Joomla. Eighteen years later, and we couldn't be happier with the decision we made to continue with a system that is so robust, customizable and allows us to create stunning website designs for our clients.

HOME Magazine

HOME Magazine Website Redesign Prepare for Visual Impact Visual impact comes in all shapes and sizes…that’s not quite the right phrase. We’ll try it again. Impactful visuals come from all different types of inspiration. Sometimes it’s a beautiful landscape or a photo of strength as a human stands vulnerably in front of a lens. Other times it is as simple as a delicate flower or a raindrop resting upon a leaf. One of these impactful photos that can bring peace and comfort is that...

How COVID-19 is Affecting Advertising & Marketing

How COVID-19 is Affecting Advertising & Marketing Will the world stop turning because of COVID-19? Certainly not! Should you pause your advertising and marketing...well maybe. That all depends on if it is on-site retail or not. Are people watching more TV, scrolling social media, accessing information online, including visiting your website, ABSOLUTELY! Maybe it's time to build your brand (more people are at home watching tv, including local media). With media inventory high, the cost may...

Local Government Council

Local Government Council Digital Marketing - Newsletter Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Region 2000 Local Government Council (LGC), a long-time client of ours, came to us with a desire to do a quarterly newsletter. This newsletter was to be both visually captivating and informational. The challenge was that this newsletter needed to integrate into the website in a seamless way. Luckily, LGC called on the right people to get the job done. From copy editing to supplying visuals, we...

Stimulus Launches New CVFP Medical Group Website

It's a new year, and we are starting with a bang! Check out the latest website launched, CVFP Medical Group. This labor-of-love project is very dear to our hearts. As a treasured healthcare organization in Central Virginia, we knew that we needed to make this website reflect the brand and name of CVFP Medical Group. With bright colors, clear site structure and organization, CVFP is ready to serve current and new patients through its new online presence.

The Beauty of Original Photography

The Beauty of Original Photography Your website is a part of your brand. This is pretty important, so we’ll say it again:Your website is a part of your brand.You might be wondering why this is so important, so let us explain. Ultimately, your website is another chance for you to share who you are with current and future stakeholders. From the colors, look and feel, down to the copy and pictures, a website should reflect a company’s overall brand, putting words into a visionary state. Today,...

The Biggest Lie in SEO Marketing

It’s been said over and over again — a promise by multiple different marketing and Search Engine Optimization agencies throughout the years:

The Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Creative in Your Family

Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? Like us, we are sure you haven't gotten into much of the Christmas gifts yet. If you have, congratulations, you're an overachiever and we applaud you (NOT!). For our fellow procrastinators, here is a brief list of the perfect Christmas gifts for those special people in your life who are more on the creative side. We have broken it down into a few categories and tried to keep it relatively simple. This is NOT the time to overthink.

Walker Commercial Services

Walker Commercial Services Web Design - Event Registration & Property Management System Going Once…Going Twice… It is not every day that Stimulus gets to go to an auction, so when Walker Commercial Services contacted us, we were more than ecstatic! Having worked with a handful of local clients on their property management systems (including rental properties, apartments and other living spaces), we felt more than qualified to help Walker Commercial with their website project. The...

Web Hosting

Web Hosting Powered by Stimulus Competent | Committed | Secure Stimulus'  web hosting plans offer an excellent solution for hosting for small businesses, an enterprise-wide corporate site, professional web sites or personal web site. All of our hosting plans are performance tuned for hosting dynamic database-powered applications such as Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, phpBB, or in fact any PHP / MYSQL requirements. Your web hosting is an important business choice - We use all web standards...

Why You Need to Be on Google My Business

In a world where the word “googling” is an official word in the dictionary, the days of strolling down the street and stumbling upon a local business are long gone. Now, many people rely on the internet to research and discover the business that will satisfy their needs. But with so many businesses competing for the attention of the same customer, how can you ensure that your business stands out amongst the rest and is easy to find in a sea of websites online? Luckily, Google has foreseen this...

YMCA of Central Virginia

YMCA of Central Virginia Website Redesign - Drupal Project Time to Get into Shape! A Different Kind of Health Journey Any time a person decides to get into shape, there are quite a few adjustments that need to be made. This is just as true when it comes to wanting a new website. Not only do you have to re-evaluate the content and make sure that it is up-to-date, but you also have to update photography and most likely will be updating the organization and structure of the site as well....