The Hard Sell

Yep, you could do it yourself

by Megan

There are a lot of programs out there that put the power in your hands. We know you've seen the "build-your-own" website ads that picture a stunning website created by a lovely lady, clicking and dragging with a smile on her face. We know they're out there. And for the most part, they're not lying to you. It can be relatively easy and inexpensive to build your own website. With the tools out there that give you complete control, you'll inevitably ask yourself: Why should I pay someone to build my website? The answer is simple but you may not want to hear it… a website you build will look like a website you built. That’s right, I said it. You’re not a web designer and, more importantly, you don't want to be.

I'm sure you have great taste and wonderful intentions but the reality is that this stuff is hard. And while the site you build for yourself might look amazing to you, chances are your target audience can see right through it.

That's why hiring a team of educated, experienced developers is so important.

As web designers and developers, our job is difficult but not in the way you might imagine. See, we have to convince you to relinquish a little control - to convince you that we have your best interest at heart. The hardest part? Telling you the truth when it is most certainly not what you want to hear. Our job is to understand the web in a way that you don't and shouldn't have to.

So, before you go reaching for that keyboard consider what your competitors might do. Consider how embarrassing it will be when you and your competitor launch your brand new sites in the same week only to find out you've both selected the same template from that cookie cutter developer. It happens - a lot. How are you going to convince your customers that you’re different, better… when you look exactly the same?

You have specific needs. Your developer should understand that. Your developer should, first and foremost, get inside your customers' head because that's where the business comes from and only secondarily into yours. What comes out should be an effective, unique marketing tool. Not a placeholder.

Look, you do what you do all day and building websites is a full time job. You can't do both and believe me, you don't want to. So let your developer take the web building stuff off your hands.  That's what we're here for.

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Jamie Madden

Jamie Madden

Pusher of pixels, writer of code, reluctant IT. Mechanic, musician, carpenter. Luthier, brick mason, roadie extraordinaire. Wearer of hats - real and metaphorical. He can regale you with tales of browsers gone by or help you tune the carb on a '64 Mercury - pick you out a tune or design your logo. He is 20 years into his quest to make the web a prettier and more useful place.

Paula Burgess

Paula Burgess

Being Queen Bee has its challenges. The key is to keep the hive alive and fun. Over 30 years of blood, sweat and tears have been spent nurturing an outstanding group of very active and creative worker bees who have developed a special blend that sets us apart. She wouldn't change a thing, other than having our busy bee hive moved to Hawaii. Nothing wrong with dreaming, a belief summed up by our motto - Everyone dreams dreams, few live them. Welcome to ours.

Graham Morris

Graham Morris

Graham and Paula have been together for a long time. They both actually worked for same company while La Tech students, graduated in same quarter, and both worked at same office in their first full-time jobs in their advertising careers before starting our little agency in 1986. He is a model car collector, proud father, and a master planner of client campaigns.

Sharon Armstrong

Sharon Armstrong

Sharon worked for 33 years as a Social Service Analyst for the State and retired in 2007 but did that prepare her for the hustle and bustle of advertising? She started her NMY residency as Media Assistant and later moved to Accounting. When she's not wrangling us she spends her time wrangling her family, crocheting, and working in the yard.

Megan Williams

Megan Williams

Just another artist in need of a paycheck. After six years of molding and messing about at Louisiana Tech University she found a home among the pixels at NMY. Things are different there. They need a special kind of thinker. When not making your website awesome, she's wrangling two children and creating other beautiful things.

Ashley McTurner

Ashley McTurner

A mother, a baker, and candlestick maker - well not really on the candlesticks. A ULM graduate who married her high school sweetheart and recently bought a house, is proud to be a media assistant at NMY.

Amy Bolden

Amy Bolden

An artist, a wife, a vegan home chef, and dinosaur fanatic - Amy is the hippie chick spreading love through printed works and rainbows. When she's not creating visuals, she's satisfying your taste buds with some plant based food, taking photos, Netflix-binging with her husband, or getting her sweat on at the gym.

Robin Thorpe

Robin Thorpe

As a self-proclaimed movie trivia master, Robin likes to spend time watching movies with her fiancé. Robin is NMY's college intern turned Production Assistant, but it doesn't stop there. She also interned for The Walt Disney Company! Robin is a recent ULM graduate, a cat mom, and a yoga enthusiast.

Kayleigh Mailhes

Kayleigh Mailhes

Just call her the Marketing Meteorologist! Kayleigh moved to Monroe as the "weather lady" for a local TV station. Now she's at NMY keeping jobs running smoothly and on track as project coordinator! What about life after work? Well, she loves spending time with her husband, son, and dog. Other loves include: running, BBQ, and fishing.

Adam Greene

Adam Greene

A coffee bean roasting soccer player? Yep. A crawfish boiling mass communicator? You know it. Studio jack-of-all-trades? Sure, and that's just the beginning. Business development and video production are Adam's real stock-in-trade. A ULM graduate, he married his high school sweetheart, bought a house, and joined NMY. A glutton for punishment? Maybe. He has one daughter and is actually considering another.

Jordan Greene

Jordan Greene

A Jedi Master of the camera. A Grand Overlord of editing footage. A Majestic Wonder of... awkward moments? That's why we keep him locked away in an edit bay, producing some of the best videos a human mind - the jury is still out on the "human" part - can devise. Sometimes we even let the magical beast out of his habitat to shoot our amazing footage. But we never let him stray too far.

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