Superside vs DarkRoast

Superside vs DarkRoast

January 26, 2022 DarkRoast Team

DarkRoast Design provides the same quality of design work as Superside at a fraction of the cost without counting the hours or projects. ...

The Ultimate Email Capture Library (150+ Examples)

The Ultimate Email Capture Library (150+ Examples)

January 07, 2022 DarkRoast Team

Getting email addresses is essential for any ecommerce businesses. In most cases it’s the first form of direct, personal engagement you have with your customer after they’ve visited your website. Not only does capturing emails from your website allow you to keep in touch with current customers, but it’s also a great way to acquire […] ...

2022 Tapcart Review : Turn Your Shopify Store into an App with Tapcart

2022 Tapcart Review : Turn Your Shopify Store into an App with Tapcart

December 21, 2021 DarkRoast Team

It’s no secret that website conversion rates suck. In fact, statistics show that the average conversion rate for a website in 2020 is just under three percent. There are a number of reasons why website conversion rates are so low (and getting lower), but most issues comes down to 4 main things: Lack of trust […] ...

How to Create the Perfect Email Capture Page

How to Create the Perfect Email Capture Page

December 03, 2021 DarkRoast Team

Do you want to increase your ecommerce sales and generate more leads without spending a fortune on advertising? The answer is email marketing. Email marketing is an inexpensive way for e-commerce companies to reach their target audience with promotional messages. When new customers land on your site, the first thing they want to know is […] ...

5.5 Last-Minute Black Friday Marketing Ideas

5.5 Last-Minute Black Friday Marketing Ideas

November 19, 2021 DarkRoast Team

Black Friday is almost here! You may have been thinking about marketing your business for weeks now, but it’s not too late to create a marketing plan. In this blog, we’ll give you some last-minute marketing campaigns that you can pull off in days (or hours) and will help you get the most out of […] ...

A Beginner’s Guide to SMS Marketing: What You Need To Know

A Beginner’s Guide to SMS Marketing: What You Need To Know

October 22, 2021 DarkRoast Team

How often do you check your text messages? Chances are it’s much more often than you do your email. Yet most marketers are dead set on only using tested and true platforms like email and social media to execute on their marketing campaigns – where the results and metrics are only getting worse – instead […] ...

How To Build The Perfect Product Page in 2022 (that actually converts!)

How To Build The Perfect Product Page in 2022 (that actually converts!)

October 08, 2021 DarkRoast Team

There are so many things you need to think about when trying to sell your product online. Who is your ideal buyer? What are they willing to pay? Why are they going to choose your product over the competition? Getting your product online is easy. The hard part is actually selling it. In todays landscape, […] ...

Soona Review | PRO Photo and Video in 24 hours?

Soona Review | PRO Photo and Video in 24 hours?

September 09, 2021 DarkRoast Team

Would you pay $39 to deliver an unforgettable first impression? Soona might be able to help. Their content creation platform promises fast, casual content by offering professional quality photos and videos for your products starting at just $39. With Soona, you build the shoot that is right for you and your budget. The best part? […] ...

Are you still watching? Lessons from Netflix for your Fashion Brand

Are you still watching? Lessons from Netflix for your Fashion Brand

August 17, 2021 DarkRoast Team

Remember how awesome the Friday night visit to Blockbuster used to be? They had the best selection of movies and all the newest releases and a computerized system that made it so easy to find what you wanted. Then things changed. Netflix appeared and offered to do the same things Blockbuster did, but even better, […] ...

Every marketers need to learn about Zapier

Every marketers need to learn about Zapier

January 21, 2021 Trevor Pare

How many times do you find yourself in the middle of the work day, with a dozen tabs open bouncing from your email, CRM, spreadsheet, social accounts, and few other mission critical tools you’re using as part of your marketing or management stack? Or how many times have you caught yourself thinking (or saying to […] ...

Design Trends 2021

Design Trends 2021

January 20, 2021 Trevor Pare

2020 is over, finally. For the most part, it was an unusual and unpleasant year across the board. However, there were a few glimmers of excitement for us, the design community. 2020 was the year that made ultra-bold colors ultra-cool again. 2020 also showed us that organic and natural could be beautiful and useful and […] ...

How to Create a More Authentic Brand

How to Create a More Authentic Brand

September 17, 2020 AnnaMaria

            What a wild time for brand managers, business owners, and anyone dealing with corporate branding and digital marketing. 2020 has been a year of constantly changing game plans when it comes to developing or creating any sort of content for your brand. To make the best of the situation, why not consider this a […] ...

How to gain an unfair advantage in the job market

How to gain an unfair advantage in the job market

September 10, 2020 Ebonie F

Did you know that body language represents 93% of communication? Your voice, your tone, your facial expressions, postures, and gestures all play a crucial role in how other people perceive you. When a recruiter is looking at possible candidates, they are not only looking at work experience and accomplishments but also at how the candidate […] ...

What’s the Difference Between Customers, Fans and Community?

What’s the Difference Between Customers, Fans and Community?

September 04, 2020 Danny A

Customers may buy your product, but fans are an extension of your business. Think about it, do your marketing efforts focus more on attracting fans, or customers? One of the beautiful things about content marketing is that it encourages your business to attract fans, but if you want to make the most out of it […] ...

Loom vs Vidyard

Loom vs Vidyard

September 01, 2020 Ebonie F

A brief introduction to Loom and Vidyard Loom and Vidyard are two of the most popular video messaging platforms. In recent years, video has blazed a trail and opened doors for marketers, business owners, employers and employees looking to benefit from seamless internal and external communications. For more and more businesses, video messaging is the […] ...

A case for minimal design packaging design

A case for minimal design packaging design

August 25, 2020 Michael Laporte

As a designer, I appreciate all types of packaging design, and don’t get me wrong I can see the appeal of detailed and complex branding, and there are cases where that may be most applicable. But in my professional opinion, in today’s market, if you want to stand out on the supermarket shelf, then it […] ...

5 Steps To Survive And Thrive During The First COVID Holiday Season

5 Steps To Survive And Thrive During The First COVID Holiday Season

August 14, 2020 Trevor Pare

The COVID-19 crisis has turned the world upside-down and created an uncertain future for businesses operating across all sectors. It may still be summer but, before we know it, the nights will be drawing in and the holidays will be on the horizon. Planning ahead for Christmas is more important than ever this year for […] ...

What is Even Better Than “Unlimited Graphic Design”?

What is Even Better Than “Unlimited Graphic Design”?

June 02, 2020 Trevor Pare

In the digital world we live in, the role of graphic design has never been more important. For any business, graphic design can help take things to the next level – enriching marketing campaigns, boosting product design, and more importantly, connecting your business to its customers. Graphic design plays an important role in businesses of […] ...

6 answers for marketers wondering “what should I be doing” amid a pandemic.

6 answers for marketers wondering “what should I be doing” amid a pandemic.

May 06, 2020 Trevor Pare

I’ve spent weeks sitting alone in our 2500 sq. ft. office, isolated, fielding a flurry of inbound emails and phone calls and intercepting the chatter from remote marketing teams around the country, all looking for some leadership and for someone to tell them what to do next. It’s surreal, and I can’t help but compare […] ...

Thinking about hiring a graphic designer?

Thinking about hiring a graphic designer?

February 25, 2020 Trevor Pare

Hiring a Graphic Designer sucks. I know how difficult it can be because I do it all the time. It gets downright frustrating. Wasting your valuable time poring over resumes and cover letters from people who don’t even stand a chance at getting an interview (half of them from India) And after about 10 applicants […] ...

Outsourcing to Canada. The ultimate Marketing Hack

Outsourcing to Canada. The ultimate Marketing Hack

February 18, 2019 Trevor Pare

A couple weeks ago, we posted an article that compared the benefits of outsourcing graphic design to those of an in-house graphic designer, and concluded that outsourcing is the better option of the two for most businesses. If you didn’t see that article, or just need a refresher, here it is again: Why you should […] ...

Design Pickle vs DarkRoast [2022 UPDATE]

Design Pickle vs DarkRoast [2022 UPDATE]

February 09, 2019 Trevor Pare

Design Pickle Vs DarkRoast Design – Which one is best for you? The world is changing, and so is the way we work. Nowadays, we’re expected to get more done, in less time, with less money. At the same time, remote work and distributed teams are becoming the new norm. As a result, more and […] ...

How Much Does a Website Cost: Comparing a $500, $5,000, and $50,000 Website

How Much Does a Website Cost: Comparing a $500, $5,000, and $50,000 Website

January 21, 2019 Trevor Pare

How much does a website cost? To figure that out let’s take a look at what to expect from a $500, $5000, and $50000 website. ...

The NEW DarkRoast Digital Request Management System

The NEW DarkRoast Digital Request Management System

January 04, 2019 Trevor Pare

Introducing the New DarkRoast Digital Request Management System. This system was custom built exclusively for our clients to manage projects, organize files and streamline communications. With this single tool, we can empower our clients to connect and collaborate directly with the designer working on their projects which enables faster turnaround times and seamless project management […] ...

A message to marketers: Get Sh*t done.

A message to marketers: Get Sh*t done.

January 03, 2019 Trevor Pare

WARNING: This article is going to sound a little “salesy”. That’s because we originally drafted this as a sales letter – but there are still some important ideas here. So, we decided to share it anyways. ...

Why you should outsource graphic design

Why you should outsource graphic design

January 02, 2019 Trevor Pare

Most business owners and marketing professionals are well aware that any successful business will in some capacity need graphic design. If you’re not, then that’s a whole other conversation. Whether it be to design your logo, website, or on-going marketing efforts like social media management and advertising. The root of all things marketing, in most […] ...

Bench Accounting Review: Our Year with Bench.co

Bench Accounting Review: Our Year with Bench.co

January 01, 2019 Trevor Pare

Here at DarkRoast Digital, we have been working with an online bookkeeping service called Bench Accounting (Bench.co) for over a year now. If you’re a business owner or manager it’s possible that you’ve seen their ads on social media or on T.V and like us, originally you may have been intrigued yet skeptical of the […] ...

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