Website Security – an Intro and Guide

Whenever a new system, program, resource, or technology is unleashed upon the world, you can make a sure bet that someone bad will do everything they can to exploit it. The most widespread technologies are also inevitably the biggest targets, and there’s fewer Content Management Systems (CMS) with a bigger bullseye on its back than WordPress. At the time this Read More…

Helping Others One Walking Stick at a Time

Eight year old Jacob Studer is a businessman and philanthropist. As founder of Billings Best Hiking Sticks, he started small with weekly “driveway sales” but it didn’t take long before he grew to online distribution and local deliveries. These days Jacob channels both his business sense and his creativity to help raise money for local charities. His first charitable donation Read More…

Global Health Outreach: Providing health, medical care, and assistance to families in Haiti

AlphaGraphics Billings recently teamed up with volunteers from the Global Health Outreach to provide 500 coloring books to children still reeling from Haiti’s massive earthquake in 2010. AlphaGraphics Billings is at it’s core a print and marketing communications company.  But when those products serve to help others – even in small ways – it truly is a joy to participate.  Read More…

Planning For the Perfect Vehicle Wrap

An AlphaGraphics guide: We thought it would be helpful to put together a short guide on all things wrap, including comparisons between different categories of wraps and graphics, suggestions for design and layout, and common pitfalls to avoid.  All these things will expand the usability, profitability and longevity of your vehicle wrap to maximize your marketing dollars. Let’s get started Read More…

AlphaGraphics Billings Company Spotlight

Company Spotlight – Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning

Comfort Heating shares with us some great insight into branding and marketing a long-time local business. What is the one thing most people don’t know about Comfort Heating that you wish they did? That we are a second generation family owned company that has been serving Billings since 1983. What kinds of things do you do to ensure marketing initiatives Read More…

Inject Some Humor Into Your Marketing

A look at how using subtle humor and cleverness can increase customer interaction and retention in your marketing campaigns. Take your pick from the following often-used ways to tell marketers that getting a message through to your customer is becoming more of a challenge: With the increasingly crowded advertising space, standing out in the crowd is important. Breaking through the Read More…

Introducing a Special Boy in a Special Way

At AlphaGraphics, the center of what we do every day could be summarized in one word: Communication. While that sounds nice and certainly gives us all a standard elevator speech to quickly explain our work, it’s easy to forget how truly significant that word is to the people our communication impacts. A recent project to print a cartoon book called Read More…

Metrics Are Your Benchmarks for Success

Every success is based on the achievement of expectations, whether it’s exceeding a goal, meeting requirements or delivering a finished product that’s well-received by a customer. And, in order to truly chalk up successes when they occur, it’s important to understand and define your expectations at the very beginning. Metrics play an integral role in the pursuit of success because Read More…

Marketing Return on Investment: Drowning in Data (Part 2)

“Drowning in data” is an apt summarization of the past few years for most modern marketers. 2015 began with a bang – or more accurately an explosion – of more marketing channels, media, and metrics.  With many businesses increasing their marketing budget as a result of either the economy slowly nursing itself back to health – and owners realizing the Read More…

Marketing Return on Investment: Drowning in Data

“Drowning in data” is an apt summarization of the past few years for most modern marketers. 2015 began with a bang – or more accurately an explosion – of more marketing channels, media, and metrics.  With many businesses increasing their marketing budget as a result of either the economy slowly nursing itself back to health – and owners realizing the Read More…

Case Study – MSUB Wine & Food Festival

AlphaGraphics Billings is proud to announce a recently completed redesign of the MSU Billings Wine & Food Festival website.  During the design and development stages, we identified and addressed a number of pain points related to the existing design and functionality. Working closely with MSUB Foundation we were able to rebuild a modern and functional website to house all the Read More…