A true internet pioneer, I have seized the opportunities presented by technology to deliver information and engage audiences in dialogue since I launched a website for former Kitchener MP John English in 1995. I’m still proud that we got coverage on the front page of The Record and in Maclean’s for being the first elected federal or provincial politician in Ontario to have a website.
I believe a strong website is one of the most cost-effective ways to communicate and must be the centre of your online strategy.
Communicate & Howe! can help you with your website needs:
We have experience creating websites using two options: 1) a website using the free tools and hosting at WordPress.com; 2) a self-hosted WordPress website using a cost-effective premium theme.
Many charities, non-profits and arts organizations could enhance their website by getting us to use one of these options to create a website that includes an optional integrated blog. Just like this site, you can have pages and custom menus in addition to having a blog. That’s where we come in. Once established, it’s easy for you to update and maintain or you can get us to do it for you.
We can also help you determine which WordPress solution is best for you AND we can make it happen!
We know our way around creating custom websites too. If you need a more robust website, Communicate & Howe! can still help.
Before establishing Communicate & Howe!, James Howe oversaw the creation of a new audience-friendly website for the YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo. Created by the eSolutions Group which contributed its expertise, the site reflects James’ understanding of the YMCA and the needs of its key audiences. We can act as your own internal communications department and act as an intermediary between you and your web design firm to ensure your site reflects your organization and its audiences and that the finished product matches your needs.
Needs Analysis / Strategy
We can also perform a needs analysis to help you determine your needs for a website and make recommendations on how to meet them. This information can, among other benefits, help to determine your budget and guide your selection of a web design firm.
Your website should only be a part of your online strategy. We can help you figure out what the rest of your strategy should be and how each of the pieces work together for maximum impact.
We can audit your website and make recommendations on how to improve it without starting from scratch with a new website. Essentially, we determine how your current website tools can be used to make your site more effective. We look at how the website is organized and how content is presented. For example, we look at menus, identify missing or duplicate content and recommend how to use existing or new, cost-effective tools to polish your website. Changes recommended can be performed by your staff, your web design firm or our team.