The IWW Interactive Agency team began formulating their Internet Marketing skills since 1993. The history below is not of IWW per se from the start, but of us, the people who make up IWW Interactive Agency.
Experimenting with Gopher, Telnet, Finger, Newsgroups, Archie, Dial-Up 2400 Baud Rate Modems, Listserv, and the “www,” which we had a feeling would stick around for awhile.
1st Internet Project
First Internet Project was an online Lead Generation and e-commerce Website hosted on CompuServe, which was optimized for Spry Mosaic and Netscape browsers.
1st Corporate Website
Website for Dalton Corporation, which has not changed much since its inception in 1995. You can view it live at www.DaltonFoundries.com.
Cold Fusion Rocks
Online Shopping Website for Sax Arts and Crafts, which was done in one of the first versions of Cold Fusion. The IDE environment used was the Notepad and Cold Fusion. The current website is still operating, however, after being bought by School Specialty; a newer and better online system is in place.
Generac Power Systems Days
As an employee at Generac Power Systems, Inc. our team member lead the project for the corporate website redesign.
IT Consulting Firm
Keane, Inc., one of the top IT consulting firms in the nation, prepared us for the rich world of Internet development by providing training, projects, and the right clients to perfect our web development skills.
A couple of projects worked on were an online case management system for a County government and an online, highly available power outage reporting system for the State wide power utility company. Microsoft ASP and ColdFusion with Oracle database were the chosen technologies. We are told that the ColdFusion power outage reporting system is still in operation. We are pleased.
Fortune 100 Work
Working at Northwestern Mutual for 8 years was a dream job for one member of our team. The forward thinking of Northwestern Mutual leadership anticipated the power and the possibilities of Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Marketing. Our team member was trained by the top SEO and Social Media leading pioneers, attending conferences and industry events.
Dozens of exciting Internet projects, campaigns, and technologies were championed by our team member while employed at this Fortune 100+ prestigious company. No doubt, the knowledge of Internet Marketing and the business lessons learned from Northwestern Mutual prepared us to compete in the world of Internet Marketing at a higher than average level.
Prints.com and Others
Many were asking for help with Internet related projects. This lead to the incorporation of Mega Blue Wave, LLC. This “moon lighting” lead to many successful and exciting projects, included from that era are Prints.com and SafetyBright.com.
Web design, PHP development, Internet software development of image manipulation and an aggressive SEO strategy ensured that these projects put us on the map of Internet Marketing. We still use our Prints.com SEO work as a brag-right when showcasing our SEO work to prospective clients. After all ranking #1 out of over half a billion results on the Search Engines, for a super competitive keyword, is something to brag about.
Our Twitter Birthday
We joined Twitter and were ridiculed by friends, co-workers and even the boss, after a recommendation to use it for business. Now twitter is being used all over the world in nearly every business.
Interactive Web Works, Inc. Was Incorporated
In 2008 we focused on working full time in the Internet Marketing industry. We incorporated Interactive Web Works, Inc. and committed ourselves to full-time entrepreneurship.
We are growing.
Interactive Web Works doubled in size and reach. We welcomed our Creative Director.
IWW continues to grow and expand, offering new services and adding an Interactive Systems Director.
IWW Poland Opened Up
With the rapid growth rate of IWW, we opened our branch office in central Europe. This equipped us to better serve our clients.
Google Plus for Business was an early Christmas gift that year and we began using it for our clients.
IWW New Look and Website
IWW Interactive Agency is rebranded and the website redesigned.
Working with Microsoft Partners
IWW enters in strategic partnerships and continues to acquire new clients. IWW is invited to speak at Microsoft sponsored events on Inbound Marketing.
IWW launches a brand new client website for Tecma Group of Companies.
IWW continues to serve their global clients, with it’s first client from Russia.
Tap To Speak Was Born
The idea of Tap To Speak was conceived. We created a prototype and proved the concept. The industry liked the idea and inspired us to push with Tap To Speak.