Past Webinars

Don't miss our Content Webinar on Sept. 27 at noon!

Content is Queen (Bee)

Thinking about a website redesign? Or that your site needs a content refresh?

We have a tendency to focus primarily on design, with content as an afterthought. But, your content can make (or break) your website!

Find out how to give your content the royal treatment it deserves from a panel of experienced Beaconfire RED content strategists. 

Join us at this free webinar to learn:

  • How to tell your story and develop key messaging
  • What types of research you should do to inform your content strategy
  • How and why you should inventory your content
  • How to evaluate your current content (even some of the "old stuff" can be gold)
  • How to structure your web content
  • How to use content workflows and governance (and why you need them)

At the end of the webinar, you’ll be armed with the tools you need to make your content more effective and useful for your audiences.

September 27, 2017

Empowering Users & Scaling Programs with Mobile

Mobile app or mobile web? Allison Schutes of Ocean Conservancy (OC) and Beaconfire RED’s Lynn Labieniec and Mark Leta will share the pros and cons of each in this free webinar.  Walk through examples of both and the strategies behind them. Learn about OC’s mobile app, CleanSwell, and its data viz reporting system, TiDES, which have transformed and grown one of OC's most important programs, the International Coastal Cleanup.

Leave with a free checklist on how to plan a mobile project.


June 21, 2017

The Rise of Animations on the Web: The Good, The Bad & Clippy the Office Assistant

Simple animations are a hot design trend for websites as they can be a great way to get a user's attention, show how something works, reveal meaningful content, or provide whimsy and delight.

The growing collection of micro-animation libraries has made the use of well-designed, purposeful animations easier to implement than ever. But beware, just because something is easy to use, doesn't mean it's always the best choice for your website and goals. 

Moderated by Jared Schwartz, Beaconfire RED's VP of Strategy & Innovation, our varied panel of experts (front-end developer, UX consultant and marketing consultant) discuss the growing trend and share examples of successful (and failed) animations.

Some of the topics we cover include:

  • When to (and not to) employ simple animations
  • How can animations help (and hurt) with website conversions
  • What user actions are best helped with animations
  • How to properly track user interaction with animations
  • Examples of animations that work & why
  • Examples of animations that fail & why
  • Technical considerations when using animations
  • Our favorite animation libraries
  • Use of animations in ad units
  • Why are we seeing an increase in animation use and what is the long-term trend

Watch the webinar now.

April 5, 2017

Advanced Google Analytics: How to Get a 360-Degree View of Your Visitors

Do you know exactly what content and content paths are driving your donors, members and prospects to give, join, renew, buy, register and enroll across your various web properties? You could have a false view if your web analytics aren’t capturing the data you need.

Like many associations and nonprofits, The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has numerous website properties for various audiences–conference promotion and registrations, advocacy, online store, continuing education, careers and more. But they couldn’t see their users interacting across all the sites.

Beaconfire RED's Analytics and Conversion Lead Jen Boland and AOTA’S Digital Editor and Director of IT share how they underwent a major web analytics overhaul to obtain a single, 360-degree view of their users’ engagement, purchases and conversions across all their dozens of web properties.

 What you'll learn: 

  • How to determine what properties need to be a part of your one-account web analytics tracking (such as your website(s), sub-domains and third-party platforms).
  • Identify the cross-platform data you should be collecting from Advanced Google Analytics on a regular basis to obtain a single view of users across web properties.
  • How to implement advanced Google Analytics across your web properties per best practices.

Watch the webinar now.

Download the FREE 9-Step Plan to Analytics Implementation.

Download the webinar slides.

March 1, 2017

Digital Design Trends for 2017 & Beyond Webinar

In this interactive show-and-tell session, BF RED's design and user experience experts share the emerging - and continuing - top trends in digital design. We cover and show examples of trends with color, imagery style, animation, typography, and layout  (and much more).

If you're thinking about a redesign or just want to stay current with the latest digital design trends, don't miss this great session.

Watch the webinar now.

Download the presentation slides.

February 1, 2017