Try this one simple exercise to guarantee a successful website kickoff meeting

Ranger Rick

Much to our chagrin, Ranger Rick was NOT present at the kickoff meeting 🙂

Yesterday, the Bean Team kicked off the redesign of Ranger Rick, the leading nature magazine for kids aged 7 and up.

Leading a strategic planning and ideation session with National Wildlife Federation, we collaborated with staff ranging from the editor of the magazine to their content authors, web staff, designers and IT folks.

While there is always a palpable sense of excitement for kickoff meetings, there are often heavy expectations to meet diverse departmental needs, too.

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Bean Bites: Follow these 3 essential steps to make content connections through taxonomy

Bean Beat

Associations Now picked Bean’s brains for the three key steps to building strategic taxonomy for your website. Taxonomy is essential for today’s modern websites, since it dictates how everything in your content management system is categorized and labeled. Continue reading

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Bean Bites: Did you catch us in the Huffington Post?

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5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Launched My Start-Up.

After 20 years of running Bean Creative, I was excited to spill the beans (tee hee!) in a Huffington Post interview on how to build a business and keep your sanity intact 🙂 Continue reading

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The #1 timeline killer for website redesigns (and how to tame the beast!)

In our 20 years in the web dev business, we’ve overwhelmingly found that the key area where folks underestimate their ability and time to deliver revolves around website content.broken pencil Continue reading

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We’re on the hunt to hire an amazing web developer

Bean Creative, one of the most respected digital agencies in the Washington, DC area, is seeking a talented web designer ready to create amazing user interfaces for web, mobile, apps, and games. Continue reading

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Oh *tech* yeah!

User testing

What have we been up to over the past few months? A host of fantastic digital projects, of course, plus our 2oth anniversary!

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