Websites are complicated. Keeping your site up-to-date shouldn’t be.

That’s why we’re excited to introduce hello@revel.in.

Say “hello” to better service, faster turnarounds, and an all-around awesome website experience.

If you need anything for your website, email hello@revel.in, and within 24 hours, we'll let you know that we got the message, that we understand your needs, and when we'll be done.

We like phone calls too, so don't hesitate to call our office at 231.727.9778 if you'd prefer to talk through anything.

We think you're going to love hello@revel.in.

Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Sincerely,
Your Friends at Revel

Revel.

5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Website – Part 4: Original Content

For Part 4, we’re digging into a major aspect of creating that experience for your site’s visitors (and the only way to look like you know what you’re talking about): original content.

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5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Website – Part 3: User Experience

What is user experience (UX)? Why is it becoming so vital on the web? Your website is not just a digital piece of paper to post information. It is an interactive experience that your audience will view as their first interaction with your company. Better make it a good one. 
 
   

5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Website – Part 2: WordPress

Our second reason to upgrade focuses on the web’s best platform and CMS (that’s Content Management System for you non-techies) that pretty much everybody should be using – the mighty WordPress. 

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5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Website – Part 1: Responsive Design

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be digging into the 5 most important reasons to upgrade your website – and just what and why you should be upgrading.

Reason 1: Responsive Design. 

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I Learned How to Think Inside the Box

A few weeks ago, Revel sent me to the How Interactive Design Conference in Chicago, which focused on interactive design; primarily in the form of web design. I went into it thinking "I'm going to learn from these amazing designers around the world, and with that knowledge, I'll come back with fresh, creative inspiration and techniques to apply to the standard design process."

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What Do Jason Piasecki, Gerald Ford, and Colonel Sanders Have in Common?

They’re all Paul Harris Fellows, of course.  
 
This past July, Revel’s own Jason Piasecki joined the ranks of former President Gerald Ford and chicken pioneer Colonel Sanders (among others) by being named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Muskegon Rotary Club.
   

Setting Your Social Media Rotation

Baseball season's over but you can still work on "Setting Your Social Media Rotation". 

Revel's Jason Piasecki shares what you need to do to create and execute a Cy Young-caliber social media plan for your organization. 

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Say “hello” to better service, faster turnarounds, and an all-around awesome website experience.

If you need anything for your website, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and within 24 hours, we'll let you know that we got the message, that we understand your needs, and when we'll be done.

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How I Renewed My Love For Design at the Brand New Conference

“Design is our ticket to the world”

As part of my professional development here at Revel, I had the opportunity to attend the Brand New Conference in Chicago, which focused on branding. The above quote from Mark Kingsley of Malcontent in NYC helps illustrate a recurring theme from speaker to speaker: While each had their own unique outlook and approach to a project, it was evident that they all spent a huge amount of time researching and talking with their client. By being well informed and understanding when to take risks, they were able to find unique pieces that helped manifest beautiful and effective work.

Roanne Adams, owner of RoAndCo tells us, “Start with the idea to create something meaningful.”

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We hired Sarah Powers, and she's super happy about that

Sarah is our newest Account Manager, and we're happy about that. Our clients will be too. 

Armed with an advertising degree from Michigan State, Sarah comes to Revel with ten years of account management experience, most recently with MLive Media Group. 

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Saugatuck Brewing Company Revamps Look of Smash Hit Seasonal Beer

Saugatuck Brewing Company released its fall seasonal beer, Neapolitan Milk Stout, with a bold new design, and some enthusiastic reaction from fans and critics alike. 

Adding to the great beer culture in Michigan, Saugatuck Brewing Co. has been growing in both size and popularity since opening their doors in 2005. Their quest – to create the perfect beer. They know they may never succeed, but an ever-growing fan-base continues to enjoy their attempts to further their quest.  

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Jason Piasecki recognized as Muskegon's 2014 entrepreneur of the year

The 2014 Entrepreneur Award by the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce was presented to Jason Piasecki, partner at Revel, on Wednesday.

The award, which recognizes entrepreneurs who create a positive impact on the community, was bestowed upon Piasecki at the 2014 Entrepreneur Luncheon at Watermark 920. 

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Finalists for 2014 Entrepreneur Award announced

Three entrepreneurs and five student "young entrepreneurs" have been nominated for the 2014 Entrepreneur Award of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.

The winner for each category will be announced at the 2014 Entrepreneur Luncheon from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 at Watermark 920, 930 Washington Ave.

Cynthia Kay, the owner and president of Cynthia Kay & Company, is set to be the keynote speaker for the event.

The entrepreneur nominees are:

  • Chad Lawie, owner of LongerDays.com
  • Jason Piasecki, partner at Revel
  • Jim VanderWier, owner of Redi-Rental

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Instagramming for Beer

We’ve all done it. Taken that tightly-cropped, close-up picture of a beer from our favorite brewery and shared it on social media. You probably put that photo on Facebook or Twitter. You may have even tried Instagram. Like that new Double IPA you just discovered, Instagram brings a smile to the beer lover’s face. Why? It’s an easy, fun, effective way to promote a brewery.

Not an Instagrammer? Here’s the skinny.

Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables users to take pictures and videos, and share them on social networking services like Facebook and Twitter. The app crops photos to a square shape and allows users to apply digital filters to pictures similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images.

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Top 5 Super Bowl XLVIII Ads

The Seahawks dominated the Broncos in the big game. The ads were a dud for the most part. Which commercials stood out from the pack in a lackluster ad bowl? Here are our picks for the Top 5 Super Bowl XLVIII ads. 

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40 Under 40: See Muskegon's next potential leaders, movers-and-shakers

You will see a couple of familiar faces in a list of Muskegon up-and-comers. Revel's Andy Maciejewski and Don Kalisz have been named two of Muskegon Chronicle's 40 Under 40!

Here's the article:

The end of the year is typically a time for reflection, to look back at what happened and to take stock of what there is now. But the end of the year is also an opportunity to look towards the future, to catch a glimpse at what lies ahead.

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9 Simple Steps To Instagram Your Business

Trying to figure out how Instagram fits into your organization's social media repertoire? Revel's Jason Piasecki's presentation tells you what you need to know to start using the social networking service.

You'll be Instagramming in no time after learning these "9 Simple Steps To Instagram Your Business".

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Instagram Your Business with Revel's Jason Piasecki on Friday, December 6

Revel's Jason Piasecki will be talking about "Instagram for Business" on Friday, December 6, 2013 in Grand Haven. This Social Media Workshop is hosted by The Chamber - Grand Haven, Spring Lake Ferrysburg. 

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Revel's Own Don Kalisz Makes GRBJ's 40 Under Forty List

Each year, The Grand Rapids Business Journal recognizes business leaders under the age of 40 from across West Michigan who enrich their community, attract and retain other young talent, and make an impact in their respective industries. This “40 Under Forty” list has grown to be a benchmark of excellence in the region since its inception in 1995.

This year’s full list of award winners will soon be announced, but we can reveal today that one Reveler made the list!

Revel congratulates its lead Creative Partner, Don Kalisz, on his inclusion in the 2013 40 Under Forty honors. Don’s selection comes from a record number of 143 nominations, according to the GRBJ.  

Read more: Revel's Own Don Kalisz Makes GRBJ's 40 Under Forty List

   

Revel Ink: We're Giving Away Free Tattoos!

No matter how it’s done, publicity is key. Some businesses hand out coupons. Others run ads in the local paper. At Revel, we give away tattoos.

We’ve partnered with The Orphanage to give away free tattoos of our name or logo for a limited time.

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