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founded in 1996
What We Do.
We create innovative websites & integrated marketing solutions, using the power of design, strategy, & digital marketing tools to help you unleash growth.
 
 
How we do it.
We collaborate with you to develop targeted solutions that generate maximum ROI. Approaching projects holistically, your marketing efforts will work together like a well-oiled machine.
 
Designers who know business?
As Grandma used to say, "Pretty is as pretty does," and design isn't very pretty if it doesn't help your business grow. We KNOW business and we design FOR business - not for other designers.
 
We believe in Local...
wherever that may be. Our passion is working with businesses & communities to reach strategic goals in ways they never imagined they could.
Creative cohesion @ work.
 
...brings innovation and creativity to projects that enhance the project and the goals of the clients, and not simply for the “wow” factor.
Economic Developer
Our last designer was talented, but once the design was done it took forever to finish the site because he was so unorganized. Glerin sees the big picture, finishes on time and within budget.
Marketing Director
...an integral part of development of multi-platform outlets for our programming. We consider Glerin a partner in our success.
Media Network CEO
Glerin provided our firm with a partnership, not just a business relationship.
Healthcare Professional
From concept to launch...willingness to hear and incorporate my needs as an event planner were considered in the final product.
Event Planner
...actually listened to what we needed and executed it so well. We will continue to hire Glerin for projects - they are one of the best!
Motivational Speaker

A few of our brilliant clients

Virginia’s Growth Alliance

Main Street New Jersey

Health Facility Institute

Southern Virginia Regional Alliance

Downtown Westfield,
New Jersey

Halifax County IDA

Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

Upper Reach

Halifax County Tourism

Brunswick County IDA

Downtown Vineland,
New Jersey

Tar-Pamlico Water Trail

Sample Design Projects

poster
Illustrated Poster
poster
After helping to break the drought of over 12 years of non-sold-out festivals in 2013, the pressure was on for a successful encore for the 2014 Virginia Cantaloupe Festival. Putting our creative minds together in a marathon brainstorming session, we created the theme You've Got Friends in Lope Places and introduced a character we created named Lope.
illustration
Illustration and Animation
illustration
For as long as we've been working with the tourism office, director Linda Shepperd has wished for some type of animation that would let visitors "drive" around the county to discover things. Using animation that requires no special browser plugins, illustrator Erin Kipps Brown came up with a concept to treat the project like a theme park map. Requiring no special plugins, it can be displayed on all devices.
social
Social Media
social
When we were invited by Virginia's Department of Housing and Community Development to speak about marketing to Virginia Main Street Community directors from across the state, we needed something helpful to give them to take back to the office. Our Quicky Guide to Social Media ended up being quite a hit! This poster is different from anything we've ever seen: It has dry erase blocks to let the user jot notes for planning their social media. The poster is 11"x17" - large enough to accommodate the dry erase blocks but small enough to not take up too much of the user's office wall.
print
Print Design
print
This 20-page 5-year Progress Report for Tourism Department is printed on high quality gloss paper of magazine quality. Presenting the progress made in an easy-to-digest manner helps Tourism stay accountable to funding sources.
ads
Ads
ads
We created the ad campaigns "Rugged Outdoors Meets Sophisticated Indoors" and "Discover the Possibilities" as a part of Halifax County Tourism department's rebranding project.
shop local
Shop Local
shop local
We created a Shop Local website for Virginia's largest geographic economic development region. Shoppers can buy from multiple vendors in one transaction, proceeds are distributed automatically into vendors' payment accounts, and each vendor receives their own order information.
websites
Websites
websites
Southern Virginia Regional Alliance required a new site to replace one that was developed in 2011. Since they lacked a good library of relevant photographs, our design uses minimal photography combined with animated odometer-style statistics and clear traffic funnels for targeted visitors.
websites
Websites
websites
Historic Belfield is a national historic district located in the city of Emporia, Virginia. We created a site to help promote the district to prospective businesses as well as visitors. Site features include an interactive map with filterable categories, and a business directory.
instaliked
custom development
instaliked
This custom Instagram module lets the clients display photos with specific hashtags that they have liked on their Instagram account. This provides fresh content on a site while giving the client full control over what displays. It's a win-win campaign since local businesses who use the client's hashtag can gain great exposure for themselves.
infographics
Infographics
infographics
West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board is beginning an entrepreneur initiative with goals to increase awareness of the importance of entrepreneurialism and to promote entrepreneurial concepts to youth and potential entrepreneurs. We created this infographic to help them communicate statistical information about entrepreneurship, including the economic impact, demographics, sources of training, and students who plan to start a business some day.
fact sheets
Fact Sheets
fact sheets
As a part of the Halifax County IDA rebranding project, the organization needed a one-sheet data flyer for prospects. The piece is designed to present a good bit of data in a condensed format that provides a quick overview of the county, and integrated design elements extend the new branding identity.
print
Print Design
print
This magazine won an Award of Merit for Communication from the Southern Economic Development Council. Virginia's Growth Alliance is geographically the largest economic development region in Virginia. They provide a printed quarterly quality of life magazine to prospects; the magazine is printed on glossy paper that is of the quality you would find on a magazine rack. A low-res version is also available for download on their website and for distribution on usb's.
annual reports
Annual Reports
annual reports
Longwood Small Business Development Center serves 22 Southern Virginia counties and 6 cities, providing education, consulting, and economic research to support potential and existing small business owners. We created their first-ever Annual Report - 20 pages that included client success stories, new initiatives, partnerships information, and financial information. Deliverables included print-ready files, low resolution pdf files for download, and an online interactive flipping book.

And when you need more than design...

You may have years of experience but you still can't know everything. Sometimes you need that extra oomph to reach your goals.

Strategy

Yep, the old saying is correct - if you don't know where you're going, you won't know when you get there. Sometimes you're just too close to your work and need an outsider to help find your way.

Automation

Stop doing the same tasks over and over. Waste less time and close more deals. Implement marketing automation to help move prospects through the funnel and qualify leads.

Coaching

You may know what you're supposed to do, but that doesn't mean you do it. The right coach can help you navigate complex issues, set goals, and hold yourself accountable.