Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Big Fresno Fair, Big Success

We are celebrating another successful event. In October, The Big Fresno Fair in Fresno, California showcased its annual award-winning Fresno County Historical Museum. The annual museum showcases the broader history of Fresno County, providing a place for everyone to learn about and see the diverse and rich history. The Big Fresno Fair is Central California’s largest event, attracting over 600,000 people every year, it is the fifth largest fair in the State of California.

Solutions By Design created a custom experience for fair attendees in collaboration with several Fresno organizations, including The Fresno Armenian Association and The Fresno County Historical Museum.

Solutions By Design designed custom interactive experiences using our Montage Interactive Display board. The Armenian History exhibit attracted those wanting to learn more about Armenian history and their contributions to the Fresno community. Our two interactive digital display boards had a custom interface where users engaged with historical locations and facts.

The two-story museum featured the fair’s newest exhibit that celebrated Fresno Boxing history. Solutions By Design created a custom Montage interface and hardware solution to present the past and present professional boxers in Central California. The exhibit takes you through the rich history of boxing in the Valley, through an interactive display board.

Our custom interactive display board played a large role in bringing history to attendees in an important interactive way, that engages and brings community history to life. View how attendees viewed engaged with Fresno history.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Montage: Visual Trivia in the Works!

Now trending over 2.2 million trivia interactions per year...it is obvious that your clients LOVE TRIVIA. We now feature 111 Trivia Games ranging from US History to Pet Facts...and everything in between.

So, we have decided to up the game plan a bit and offer a new spin on trivia.  We are in the midst of developing 35 new trivia games featuring Visual Questions. Games like NFL Referee Penalty Signals to Name that Brand will include a graphic for your clients to test their knowledge and tease their brains!

Keep an eye out for this update which we anticipate will launch in Q1 2019!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Montage: Competitive Trivia in the Works

We are hard at work developing a new level of Competitive Trivia. How does it work? Your clients can play any trivia game in our trivia library. If they score 10 out of 10...they win and are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a prize. The prize is announced on the Montage Board with supporting graphics. At the end of the month, we will randomly choose a winner from the 10 out of 10 brainiacks from each practice. That client will receive an email with an attached coupon for the monthly prize!

Of course, like most of the features in Montage each of our users have the ability to activate or deactivate Competitive Trivia as desired.

We anticipate that this new feature will go live on Q1 of 2019 along with our Visual Trivia Upgrade.

Learn all about the exciting features of Montage!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

What is SEO Doing for Your Website?

It seems like every time you turn around there is another company out there specializing in SEO. And we’re sure you have received several calls and emails from some unknown telemarketer telling you that they have reviewed your website and you don’t show up on the first page on Google for your keywords. While you know that this is just a sales tactic, it does make you think (if even for just a minute).

“What is my SEO Company doing for my website?”

While there are many reputable businesses out there that are legitimately doing a great job in helping their clients achieve high search rankings, there is also a number of companies using questionable practices to achieve SEO goals.

Questions to ask:
  • Is your website mobile friendly?
  • Is your website code being updated to make your website easily read by search engines?
  • What is your list of keywords and why were they chosen for your website?
  • Does your current SEO company provide you with access to reports in real time anytime you want?
Not getting the answers you want? Give Solutions By Design a call. Our SEO Specialist can help clear things up. Even if you aren’t a current Solutions By Design client, we will run a complimentary audit of your website and provide you with a detailed report on how your site is ranking and if your rankings can be improved.

Contact us for a free SEO audit today.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

SEO Rankings: Local Citations

Why are local citations important for your business?

Citations in SEO are a key factor in improving your local search results. Citations help search engines, like Google and Bing, verify that your business exists. Search engines identify that your business was mentioned through the presence of your NAP info (Name, Address, Phone, Number) and you get credit for this mention. The more mentions of your business on the internet, the more prominent your business appears to these search engines, and this will help with your local rankings.

When multiple credible sources have the same accurate information about your business, it signals the search engines that your business is legitimate. Listing your business helps your website create authority, establish trust online, and will improve your website’s ability to rank higher in local search results.

It’s no secret that the websites that are constantly ranking in Google’s top local pack have relevant and powerful citations consistent across the internet. Which is why we feel citations are so important. Citations can be a powerful way to ensure you are more visible and get found for locally driven search queries.

While SEO is easy to learn, it’s tough to master. The rules for SEO keep changing. What worked a year or two ago can actually be a huge mistake in marketing today.

Want to learn more about citation building and how our experts can help increase your websites rankings? Give us a call today. We offer several SEO and Social Media Packages to fit the needs and goals of your business.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Marketing and Photos with Montage

Staff Snap Camera App:

If you have been looking for a portable “Photo Booth” option the Staff Snap Camera App is for you. This camera App is a Web application that allows you and any of your team to take photos on a cell Phone or iPad and post them to multiple places on your Montage board instantly from anywhere in the office or while at an event. The best part is… You do not need to go to the App store to Download this camera App.

Simply go to: www.andisolutions.com, Log into your account and Click on the Montage 3.2 icon. Go
to the drop menu on the upper right corner, then click on “Camera”. It’s that easy.

Photo Booth Props and Backgrounds:

It’s time to throw that basket of messy feather boas and plastic sunglasses in the trash…you don’t need those props anymore. Montage has all of the props your patients could ever want! The Montage Photo Booth Widget includes fun props and wild backgrounds and that can be added to any photo. Photos can be saved and emailed or texted to the patient directly from the board. Not seeing Props and Backgrounds in you Photo Booth Widget? Give us a call and we’ll make sure they are activated for you.

To learn more about Montage Interactive and how it can reach more patients for your practice, contact us at info@solutionsbydesign.com

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Montage Analytics: Tracking Client Usage

Montage is our interactive digital bulletin board that provides a flexible and powerful solution for creating, managing, and deploying all of your digital communications. Deliver relevant, place-based messages to your internal audiences on Montage with targeted messaging and flexible and easy to maintain content. It is the technology that every business needs to excel.

Our Montage users now can track analytics of their client usage. Montage Analytics is our new proprietary tracking system. We have developed this system to capture valuable data on in-the-field usage of our Montage product providing an up-to-the-minute perspective on how your clients and patients use Montage. This new tool also allows us to gauge overall usage and rank activity worldwide.

Our top active users are located all over the United States, and are in various industries including orthodontic, veterinarian clinics and much more. With Montage Analytics, we are able to view how Montage Interactive boards work for various industries. Those with Montage are now trending over 2.8 million user interactions on the Interactive display boards.

Learn more about Montage Interactive and how it can work for your business by contacting us at info@solutionsbydesign.com

Monday, June 25, 2018

Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame and SBD

The Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame has selected Solutions by Design to design, program and install an expansive sport exhibit system at the The Save Mart Center on the Fresno State Campus in Fresno, CA. This is a major project featuring a 15” Touch Video Wall, 30 information kiosks an overhead truss system supporting 18 65” Digital displays and more.

The Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame located at the Save Mart Center, home of the Fresno State Bulldogs, will feature a 32” suspended truss system with 16 digital monitors streaming video and action graphics sure to amaze attendees. Programming and content development are under way!

The new Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame is all about the kids. Providing guidance, inspiring Fresno County youth is a key objective of the new Hall. While not every child will be a Hall of Fame Athlete, we anticipate that by providing a dynamic presentation of Hall of Fame Athletes we will inspire today’s youth to achieve greatness in their own way.

Interactive and Technological:

A key component of the new Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame is our interactive, on-demand video kiosks. Each of our stars will present their own story on “how sports influenced their lives”.  We will be adding content each year as new inductees make their way to the Fresno Athletic Hall of fame

Interactive Technology is the what the new Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame is all About:

The new Save Mart Center Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame promises to be a technology marvel. Utilizing the most current in interactive technology available this new exhibit will amaze attendees with the delivery of content scenes at the most sophisticated exhibits in the world.

We cant wait to share more news and information as the project begins. Be sure to follow our social media sites for updates and more content. 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Photo Booth Fun with Montage

Everyone loves a fun photo!

The Montage Photo Booth Widget captures hundreds of patient images all upon the patient approval. You can place them anywhere in your office. The Montage board seamlessly integrates from the Montage board to a website. This can greatly enhance website optimization and grow your social media following. It creates user-generated content and an interactive experience for your patients. 
Patients can also send these photos to themselves and post on their social media platforms. These fun images were captured by the Montage Photo Booth at Waterhouse Animal Hospital For more information on Montage or our other products, call our office at (800) 888-4084.


Friday, April 20, 2018

Montage Interactive: Advertising and Promotion

There are endless opportunities for our Montage users. One of the latest features is advertising on the Montage boards. Scratch Pay a leading provider of financial services for veterinary hospital clients has entered an agreement to provide promotional sponsorship funds to our Montage clients. Scratch joins the likes of Trupanion, Royal Canin, Virbac, Elanco, Purina and others in promoting their products and services to pet owners and providing sponsorship funds to participating hospitals. Beta testing begins in just a few weeks!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Montage Interactive: New Features

We now feature 123 dog breeds in our dog selector.  You can replace the traditional posted that most practices have hanging on the wall with the Montage Interactive Dog Breed Widget. Each of the 123 have been divided into small, medium and large categories to make access easy.  Each contains data on care, grooming, AKC statistics, and a list of “Problems and Diseases” that that breed would be susceptible to. 

The Dog and Cat Breed Selector now includes a list of Problem and Disease for each breed. Each listed problem or disease is linked to a pop-up that explains the Problem, the Diagnosis and the probable Treatment. Each includes a generic body map and 2 images specific to the problem or disease. Each can be customized and edited to your practice preference.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

New Features and More 3D for Veterinarians!

Our newly enhanced Whiteboard library of clinical content is now organized by “Type” of content.  3D Medical Illustrations, Icons, Videos and “My Library allow each user to create their own library and organize each section as desired. 

Our TPLO Procedure 3D animation video is awesome. And the first of many to come. Our Animation department is finishing up on an extensive library of 3D animations on the human side and will soon begin the Animal Series. We are excited about this series as there is nothing like it in veterinary medicine.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Montage Update: 2.2 - Solutions By Design

We are thrilled to announce that Montage 2.2 is complete and installed in most of our users sites. We have added a ton of functional features but most of the energy was focused upon rebuilding 2.2 on our new platform. This allows 2.2 users the same flexibility and control of 3.2. Enhanced design throughout and added email and text distribution throughout make Montage 2.2 a must.