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Brand Design Consultation
Comprehensive brand design consultation facilitates for exploration and discovery of your understanding of what a brand is, and introduction to best practice brand principles you need to master to assure your brand is defined, designed, marketed and managed to the highest standards. At a minimum, this will give you the knowledge you need to speak the same language as the professionals you are tasked with helping to create, market, and manage your brand over time. We recommend reserving 5 hrs for brand design consultation.
 
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Brand Design Research
Once you have completed your brand design consultation, researching your brand design in context of your values, your preferences, your industry and your primary competitors is critical to creating a brand that will succeed with the target audience. We recommend reserving at least 10 hrs for brand design research.
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Brand Design / Logo Design
Once you have completed your brand design consultation, and research, executing brand concepts is next. Designers bring creativity to bear in developing brand concepts, working within the rigorous boundaries and requirements exposed with research. Great brands, however, don't just look good; they outperform! We recommend reserving at least 5 hrs for creating each brand / logo design concept. We deliver original creative vector graphics design documents ( .AI ), professionally preflighted and packaged, for use in pixel-perfect brand media compositions.
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Brand Media Kit Production
Once you have designed your brand, complete and thorough technical documentation of the brand is critical to enable efficient and reliable workflow in working with creative ad, media and marketing agencies, focus on multimedia production, and coordinating marketing initiatives at scale and speed. We recommend reserving at least 10 hrs to produce your brand media kit, your primary brand management and quality control vehicle. A brand kit is a collection of all the technical documents and documentation, including brand look book, and style guide, required by creative agencies to produce pixel-perfect brand integrated media for you.
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Brand Marketing Plan Development
Once you have completed your brand media kit, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated media you need for marketing. The first step is to create a brand marketing plan, based on your goals, target audiences, preferred channels, competitive landscape research, and budget.  We recommend you reserve at least 10 hrs towards creating a comprehensive brand marketing plan. 
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Custom Business Card Design
Once you have completed your brand media kit, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated media you need. With a brand media kit, we recommend you reserve at least 2 hrs per business card concept. Without a brand media kit, the rule of thumb is to double the time to get to a finished product. Printing is not included. We deliver original creative design documents ( .PSD, .AI, .INDD ), professionally preflighted and packaged, for delivery to Printers for pixel-perfect productions.
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Custom Corporate Stationery Design
Once you have completed your brand media kit, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated media you need. Corporate stationery is a set of 3 individual media designs composed of Letterhead, Envelope and Notepad. With a brand media kit, we recommend you reserve at least 4 hrs per set of corporate stationery concept. Without a brand media kit, the rule of thumb is to double the time to get to a finished product. Printing is not included. We deliver original creative design documents ( .PSD, .AI, .INDD ), professionally preflighted and packaged, for delivery to Printers for pixel-perfect productions.
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Custom Postcard Communications Design & Copywriting
Successful postcard designs are built on effective communications design and copywriting. We recommend you reserve at least 2 hrs for each postcard communications and copy development. 
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Custom Postcard Design
Once you have completed your brand media kit, postcard communications design and copywriting, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated postcard you need. With a brand media kit, we recommend you reserve at least 3 hrs per postcard concept. Without a brand media kit, the rule of thumb is to double the time to get to a finished product. Printing is not included. We deliver full color front and back designs, in original creative design documents ( .PSD, .AI, .INDD ), professionally preflighted and packaged, for delivery to Printers for pixel-perfect productions. 
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Custom Brochure Communications Design & Copywriting
Successful brochure designs are built on effective communications design and copywriting. We recommend you reserve at least 5 hrs for each brochure communications and copy development. 
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Custom Brochure Design
Once you have completed your brand media kit, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated media you need. In addition, you also need to have completed communications design and copywriting for the brochure.  With a brand media kit, we recommend you reserve at least 5 hrs per brochure concept. Without a brand media kit, the rule of thumb is to double the time to get to a finished product. Printing is not included. We deliver original creative design documents ( .PSD, .AI, .INDD ), professionally preflighted and packaged, for delivery to Printers for pixel-perfect productions. 
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Custom Corporate Report Template Design
Once you have completed your brand media kit, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated media you need. Corporate Report Template is used for creating professional reports, whitepapers, product, and service datasheets. Report templates are a must for professional information and knowledge packaging and marketing. With a brand media kit, we recommend you reserve at least 2 hrs per report template concept. Without a brand media kit, the rule of thumb is to double the time to get to a finished product. Printing is not included. We deliver original creative design documents ( .PSD, .AI, .INDD ), professionally preflighted and packaged, for delivery to Printers for pixel-perfect productions, as well as a Microsoft Word Template document (.DOC) for digital distribution.
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Custom Corporate Report Copy Editing & Design
Once you have completed your brand media kit, and have a draft copy of your report, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated media you need. Successful corporate reports and whitepapers are built on effective communications design, copywriting, and attention to detail copy editing.  With a brand media kit, we recommend you reserve at least 5 hrs for each corporate report communications planning, copy editing, and design.  Without a brand media kit, the rule of thumb is to double the time to get to a finished product. Printing is not included. We deliver full color designs, in original creative design documents ( .PSD, .AI, .INDD ), professionally preflighted and packaged, for delivery to Printers for pixel-perfect productions. We also deliver .PDF versions for digital distribution.
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Custom Website Design
Once you have completed your brand media kit, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated media you need.  With a brand media kit, we recommend you reserve at least 6 hrs per website design concept. Without a brand media kit, the rule of thumb is to double the time to get to a finished product. We deliver original creative design documents ( .PSD, .AI, etc. ), professionally preflighted and packaged, for pixel-perfect installations.
 
 
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Custom Website Design Installation
Once you have your custom website designed, and have original creative design documents for the design, installation of the design on your website management system can be done. If using Monkey Business, we recommend you reserve 4 hrs for your custom website design installation. If using other platforms, you will be better off working with a firm that specializes in your chosen platform. However, if you want us to handle installation on other platforms, we recommend you reserve at least 10 hrs for installation. 
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Website Page Content Migration / Publishing
Once you have completed your website design and installation, you can now create all the pages that you need. If you already have an existing website, with existing pages that you want on the new website, then all these pages would need to be migrated over to the new website. If your website is a brand new one, you will need to provide the content for each page that you want published for you. If your website is powered by Monkey Business, or a similar system, you are able to create all the pages you need by yourself, so you do not necessarily need any help doing this. However, if you professionals to create these pages for you, we recommend you reserve about 0.25 hrs ( i.e. 15 minutes ) per page. Publishing page content do not involve detail design work. In addtional to this basic page content publishing, we recommend you also choose the next 2 options, to create detail communications plans and design for your most important pages ( i.e. marketing and landing pages).
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Website Page Communications Design & Copywriting
Once you have completed basic webpage content publishing, you are ready to take the presentation and design of your most important web pages to the next level. For these key web pages, you should create clear communications plans, effective copywriting, and finally creative design. Successful website page designs are built on effective communications plan design and copywriting. We recommend you reserve at least 2 hrs for each webpage communications and copy development. 
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Website Page Design
Once you have completed your brand media kit, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated media you need. In addition, you also need to have completed communications design and copywriting for the webpage.  With a brand media kit, we recommend you reserve at least 3 hrs per webpage. Without a brand media kit, the rule of thumb is to double the time to get to a finished product.  We deliver webpages in optimized HTML pages, and web graphics. We deliver graphic elements in original creative design documents ( .PSD, .AI, ), professionally preflighted and packaged, for easy future modifications and reuse. 
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Website Online Marketing Plan Development ( Brand, Email, SEO, PPC, Social Media, Content, Affiliate, Salesforce )
Once you have completed your brand media kit, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated media you need for marketing. The first step is to create an online marketing plan, based on your goals, target audiences, preferred channels, competitive landscape research, and budget. There are a lot of options, from foundation brand marketing, email newsletters, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC), social media marketing, content marketing, to affiliate / salesforce marketing. We recommend you reserve at least 10 hrs towards creating a comprehensive website marketing plan. 
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Website Webmaster Marketing & SEO Performance Reporting Tools Setup
Once you completed designing and publishing your website pages and content, you can confidently start marketing your business and website online. The first step in executing effective online marketing strategies is gaining access to comprehensive reports on content and traffic performance data for the website. To get that, you need to setup and link your website with the primary webmaster and traffic analytics tools available. Google and Bing Webmaster Tools to provide detail search engine optimization and traffic performance data reports and analytics. Google Analytics provides detail overall traffic segmentation reporting and analysis. We recommend reserving at least 2 hours to properly setup and configure traffic analytic tools for tracking, audit, and analysis of marketing campaigns and initiatives.
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Website Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Keyword Research
Once you have completed your webpages communications design and copywriting , you are ready to optimize the content for search engines. The first step is to complete keyword research to focus optimization initiatives. Comprehensive keyword research ensures you do not waste time targeting low performing, or overly competitive keywords that might not yield results.  We recommend you reserve at least 5 hrs towards completing a comprehensive keywords research for your website. 
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Website Page Search Engine Optimization ( SEO )
Once you have completed comprehensive keyword research for your website, you can now complete optimization of all your webpages. We recommend you reserve at least 2 hrs per webpage for content optimization.
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Website Custom Application Data Model Design
The first step in building your custom business web app is developing a complete data model. You simply provide your the applications technical specifications and requirements. We recommend you reserve at least 10 hours towards developing your application data model.
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Website Custom Application Development
Once you have designed a complete data model for your application, we can build your custom application and user interfaces. Most applications require two sets of user interfaces ( UI ), one for administrators ( i.e. Backend ), and another for ordinary users or the general public  ( i.e. Frontend ). If running on Monkey Business, we recommend you reserve at least 20 hrs for developing the Backend UI, and at least 20 hrs for the Frontend UI, for a total of 40 hrs per application. We do not provide custom application development services for other platforms; we recommend you work with an agency that specializes in your website platform.
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Web Banner Communications Design & Copywriting
Successful web banner designs are built on effective communications design and copywriting. We recommend you reserve at least 1 hr for each web banner communications and copy development. 
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Web Banner Design
Once you have completed your brand media kit, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated media you need. In addition, you also need to have completed communications design and copywriting for the web banner.  With a brand media kit, we recommend you reserve at least 1 hr per web banner concept. Without a brand media kit, the rule of thumb is to double the time to get to a finished product. We deliver the web banner in optimized web graphics. We also provide the original creative design documents ( .PSD ), professionally preflighted and packaged, for delivery for easy future modifications and reuse. 
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Outdoor Display Banner Communications Design & Copywriting
Successful large print, outdoor display banner designs are built on effective communications design and copywriting. We recommend you reserve at least 5 hrs for each communications and copy development. 
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Outdoor Display Banner Design
Once you have completed your brand media kit, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated media you need. In addition, you also need to have completed communications design and copywriting for the outdoor display banner.  With a brand media kit, we recommend you reserve at least 10 hrs per concept. Without a brand media kit, the rule of thumb is to double the time to get to a finished product. Printing is not included. From small format banners to large billboards, outdoor display banners are produced to precise specifications. We deliver original creative design documents ( .PSD, .AI, .INDD ), professionally preflighted and packaged, for delivery to Printers for pitch-perfect productions. 
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Video Animation Communications Design, Copywriting & Storyboard Development
Successful videos and animations are built on effective communications design, copywriting and storyboards. We recommend you reserve at least 10 hrs for each video or animation communications, copy and storyboard development. 
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Video Animation Design & Production
Once you have completed your brand media kit, you can confidently, reliably and cost-effectively design brand-integrated media you need. In addition, you also need to have completed communications design, copywriting and storyboard for the video animation.  We recommend you reserve at least 30 hrs per video animation. We deliver original creative design documents, professionally preflighted and packaged, for future modification, and reuse. 
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Management / Team Review
At various stages of execution, reviews and reevaluations of project implementations in context of stated objectives will be necessary to assure the trajectory of the project implementations remain aligned with stated goals. How much review and the frequency varies significantly depending on the types of executable. Still, we recommend reserving at least 10% of the time for reviews.
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Management / Team Training
All stake holders need comprehensive training on the consumption, use and leverage of the results of the project to targeted objectives to fully realize the benefits for the project. This is particularly important for Management and key Team members. We recommend reserving at least 10% of the time towards organization wide training.
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Project Documentation
Project Documentation assures continuity, and value transfer from one generation of project members and managers to the next. The amount of documentation needed varies depending on the nature of the initiatives at hand and the target audiences for the documentation. Still, we recommend reserving at least 10% of the time to comprehensive project documentation.
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Project Management
You should always factor in time required to manage all the assets, creatives and resources needed to execute your initiatives. This is Project Management time, often invisible, and overlooked, but very real and impactful on your bottom line. We recommend reserving at least 5% of the time towards project management.
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