Chickering Associates designs and builds high quality websites for business, industry and organizations. We use today's most modern website development tools and processes. Mobile friendly, interactive, SEO, Analytics, photography, copywriting, content management system, hosting, domain service and more, all included in one complete package. For local government websites, check out CityWebCentral, our firm producing websites for cities, townships and villages.
Chickering produces training and instructional video tutorials and presentations for business and industry.
To prepare a video like the one shown here, we write and script the presentation, produce the images and graphics, shoot video, narrate and produce the audio, and edit the entire presentation together.
Our training and presentation videos are streamed online, shown at trade shows, and used to train customers and employees.
The video shown here provides a training module for one of our own software programs, the Cobra7 Content Management System.
HTML Email has become an important communications tool for marketers, advertisers and public organizations. Beyond simple text, HTML email displays images, links, styled text, rows and columns, and more.
HTML Email performance can also be tracked. The sender can know if an HTML email was opened, how many times, by whom, and if any links in the email were clicked.
But a properly-constructed HTML email is complicated to create. The coding rules for HTML email are unique and must be followed carefully in order for your messages to work and appear properly in today's wide variety of desktop, tablet and mobile email browsers.
Chickering is expert in HTML email production. We can work with your layout and design, or create a design for you. Then we prepare all of the coding and show you an online proof for your approval, prior to sending.
We can also send and report on the performance of your HTML email, given your email mailing list. Please call us and ask for more information.
Graphic Design is a large part of our professional website effort. Page layouts, banners, photos, logos, color palettes and graphic style elements.
But we also develop traditional print materials. In fact, that's in part how our business began. Magazine ads, brochures, flyers, newsletters, sales literature, logo design and more.
We work with the Adobe suite of software products to help prepare graphic design and print materials – InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat. We write copy and we direct photography. We also have excellent vendor resources for printing, sorting and mailing.
Our graphic design clients depend on us for thoughtful creativity, quick turnaround, and high quality results.
Please call, let's discuss your project. We make the process easy and affordable.
John Chickering has a storied background in audio production, advertising music, broadcasting, and voices for radio and TV. You've heard his voice in many productions.
Looking for a narration or character voice to complement your production? We offer a complete service from our professional multi-track studio, from freelance voice tracks to fully-finished audio production.
Categories we've voiced include grocery, automotive, financial services, insurance, home products, real estate, power equipment, technology and medical.
Some of our voice clients include Chevrolet, Bissell, Spartan Stores, Canon Office Equipment, Snapper Power Equipment, Schelde Sports, West Shore Bank, and the City of Rockford.
To hear a quick demonstration, check the link here. Then call us to learn more. Fast turnaround, quality results.
Community marketing starts with great photography. We shoot community landscapes from three platforms: Our Cessna 172 airplane, our DJI Inspire 1 Pro drone, and on the ground with our professional cameras and equipment. High-resolution still photography and video in HD and 4K formats.
A professional chef would never use a boxed cake mix. Award-winning bakers bake using genuine fresh ingredients, and so do we.
No shortcuts or cookie-cutter app-templates like Wix or Wordpress here at Chickering. We go straight for the organic ingredients of the web, working our minds and hands more deeply into raw code to build premium websites and custom web applications from scratch.
If you'd like to bring a higher level of design, detail and customization to your website, or if your website requires performance attributes or specialized functions, call us.
As to cost, you will be pleasantly surprised. With Chickering, the best does not need to cost more.
Chickering Associates began as a full-service advertising agency in Grand Rapids. Later we entered the broadcasting business, acquiring several AM/FM radio stations in northern Michigan. Today we focus on website development and media production services, as shown on this page, and also at CityWebCentral, our local government website enterprise.
We've worked successfully with many, many businesses, organizations and communities, and we are deeply experienced in product marketing, advertising, copy, video and audio production, graphic design, website development, and related technologies.
We can provide excellent client and business references, along with examples of our work. We like to be creative and have fun. At the same time we are straightforward with respect to our work and our customer relationships. When we take on a project and set an expectation, we deliver.
Many of our clients have been with us for a long time and come back to us again and again for service and results they know they can depend on.
If we haven't met yet, I am looking forward to that! Thank you for the opportunity.
John E. Chickering