Press Release: BVCS (Daily Local News)

Press Release: BVCS (Daily Local News)

Brandywine Valley College Specialists was featured in the Daily Local News this week for the recent launch of their online program which makes college admissions a breeze.   Founded by two experts in the field of admissions, we were approached in the Summer of 2017 to help transform their previously face-to-face consultative approach into a digital experience for increased accessibility.  Fast forward to Summer 2018 and we launched a fully produced platform experience with video and downloadable supplemental materials!

If you have someone in High School who is planning to go to college check out BVCS: https://bvcollegespecialists.com/

Press Release:  https://www.dailylocal.com/business/new–part-video-on-demand-course-is-designed-to/article_6a83c580-f49d-589b-a0d6-f130e420294a.html

SeO What? Good Content vs. Good SEO Content

SeO What? Good Content vs. Good SEO Content

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Chris Dima

Founder and CEO

Sep 1, 2017

SeO What? There’s Great Content, and There’s Great Content for SEO.

 

It’s time to face the facts..Content without an SEO strategy just doesn’t keep up in the 2017 digital marketplace. Imagine new rims and tires without a motor, SEO without content gets attention that goes nowhere. Unfortunately, search engines are not handing out checklists for “high-quality content,” and they probably never will. For this to work, you need to think Early & Often when it comes to SEO.

 

Speak Their Language: Start with User Intent Research

Once you know what queries your audience is using, and what kind of content they are looking for, you can design a content strategy that answers their specific questions and helps move them through the funnel.

 

 

 

SEO Foundation: What Makes Good Content

Aside from building around information that users actually looking for, make sure it has a single focus. Readers need to feel like they’ve completed one specific task. To further the engagement include additional content they want or an opportunity to purchase if its adjacent to their journey.

 

 

 

 

 

Top Technical SEO Issues Worth Noting:

LOAD TIMES: Resize your images and media to ensure faster load times. People don’t like to wait more than three seconds.
MOBILE: Content looks good on mobile devices. Most sites use responsive design but it’s always important to make sure images are center-aligned, forms and CTAs are tappable in the content, and so on.
SHORT URLs: Top URLs average <60 characters. Also, it’s best if you can have one URL for both web and mobile.

Utilizing Video for Wheelhouse Analytics with Jim Sueffert

Utilizing Video for Wheelhouse Analytics with Jim Sueffert

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Chris Dima

Founder and CEO

Sep 9, 2016

We talked with Jim Sueffert, Senior Partner at Wheelhouse Analytics.

How do Walnut St. Labs videos differ from what you’ve done in the past?

Well the video in the past; very scripted, very planned, more like theater. The videos we’ve produced; very natural. What pops into my head [and] hopefully comes out [are] sincere, meaningful, smaller bites. And I think people get a clearer feeling and message as to what what we’re trying to say; where we’re trying to go.

Can video change the culture of financial services?

I think when you put an unscripted video out there with hopefully people that you know, know the subject matter and you don’t have a script version if you will I think the audience can tell pretty quickly whether or not the individuals real. And once they’re for real that tends to lead to maybe a face – at least a phone call – and then maybe a face-to-face meeting and then that thread continues to be bold hopefully in a positive direction.

What dies video accomplish for Wheelhouse Analytics?

I think for establishing credibility you can look at a resume but I think the video is a better medium nowadays than paper.

How did you take your video media to the next level?

Walnut St. Labs actually took us to this place we we needed help you know messaging, we need to be crisp, concise to generate the velocity and they did it.

 

Learn more about Jim and his team at Envesnet Analytics.

Founder/CEO Chris Dima Featured in Mainline Today’s 16 Most Daring Entrepreneurs

Founder/CEO Chris Dima Featured in Mainline Today’s 16 Most Daring Entrepreneurs

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Chris Dima

Founder and CEO

Mar 1, 2016

Excerpt from Main Line Today:

Part innovation center, part work-space and part auditorium, Walnut St. Labs is a regional epicenter of tech entrepreneurialism. It hosts networking events, brainstorming sessions, and talks from the region’s most successful tech entrepreneurs. “We created an ecosystem, the purpose of which is to build and generate ideas,” says founder and CEO Chris Dima.

That wasn’t Dima’s goal when he got to Walnut St. Labs in 2013. Then, it was just shared office space. Dima was working for Economy.com while expanding his own software-development and marketing company when the lease expired. Five other entrepreneurs worked in the building. “No one wanted to, so I signed the lease myself,” says Dima. “I created a logo and hung a piece of paper on the front door with tape. Walnut St. Labs was born. Lesson learned: You can wait for other people to lead, or lead yourself.”

Grants from the Chester County Economic Development Council helped Dima transform the former taxi garage into an innovation center. “You need a clubhouse where like-minded people can gather,” he says.

In early 2016, Dima moved Walnut Street Labs to a new space—still in West Chester and with the same vibe. “I want to nurture tech entrepreneurship in the suburbs—and Chester County, specifically,” he says. “That’s who I am, and that’s the story I want to tell.”