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Marketing and Public Relations Workshop – May 14
Posted by Troy Newport on 07 May 2014 07:46 am

The Sarasota Chamber has partnered with the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and the Florida Public Relations Association to present a Marketing and Public Relations Workshop on Wednesday, May 14 at the Polo Grill.  The workshop will feature an opening keynote followed by a choice of three workshops, which you can pick two.

Troy Newport of  Webtivity Marketing & Design will be presenting a workshop titled, “Content Marketing: Creating Outside the Box“.  This workshop will offer tips and suggestions to tackle the difficult task of creating unique content for your human audience, dispersing it through blogging, social media and other channels while making it work for search engine purposes too.


Workshops will be followed by a Luncheon and Keynote presentation “7 Reasons Why This Year Will Be Great” by Doug Van Dyke.

To register please visit the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance website

Marketing and Public Relations Workshop

Polo Grill (map it)

Wednesday, May 14 from 8am – 1:30pm

See you there!

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Webtivity Opens Satellite Office in St. Petersburg Florida
Posted by Troy Newport on 02 April 2014 08:15 am

The last fourteen years have been exciting and rewarding for Webtivity, and the world has changed immensely around us over the years.  Our company started in a small location in central Bradenton in 1999 and was originally founded to provide computer education services for business owners.  Because word was spreading rapidly at the time that businesses needed to start worrying about building these things called “websites” our staff were asked if that was a service we could provide.  And so began the first evolution of Webtivity. 

Over time we added design and programming staff to meet market demands as businesses wanted to add more functionality to their websites.  As the web became more crowded and something called “Google” became important, we began educating business owners on the importance of Search Engine Optimization.  Then “social media” happened, and over time the major search engines started paying attention to social sites for ranking factors. In between this explosion of internet technology the world experienced the tech bubble, the first iPod, the eruption of smartphones, and the widespread adoption of video across the web. webtivity-marketing-design

As technology and the internet has evolved so has Webtivity.   But what we’ve never changed is our mission to provide excellent customer service, to never promise things we can’t deliver, and to always recommend solutions that are in our clients’ best interest.  Unfortunately for our industry as a whole there are few companies that operate that way, but fortunately for us it has been one of our great differentiators.   As our reputation has grown we have built a portfolio of customers around the greater Tampa Bay area, and over time we have continued to hear from our clients to the north that there are few good choices for internet marketing companies. 

That is why we are pleased to announce we have opened a satellite location in St. Petersburg, FL.  The new office space is located at 3021 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33713 in the Grand Central District, which received the Main Street community designation in 2001 by both the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Florida Main Street program.   Our new office will allow us to better serve our clients in Pinellas County and we are excited we were able to secure office space in the growing District on Central Avenue near downtown St. Pete.

Webtivity has also made a brand transition to better reflect the services we’ve been offering our clients over the years.  Webtivity Design Solutions has been transitioned to Webtivity Marketing & Design.  Or you can simply call us what our friends have always called us: Webtivity.

So as we continue to grow and evolve, one thing that will always stay the same:  our mission will continue to be to provide excellent customer service, to never promise things we can’t deliver, and to always recommend solutions that are in our clients’ best interest.  Thank you to all our clients and strategic partners who have been with us all these years!

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Happy Thanksgiving From Webtivity!
Posted by Troy Newport on 28 November 2013 06:05 am

We are so thankful for all our amazing clients and strategic partners–without you we couldn’t do what we love every day!  Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your friends and families, watch some football, do some shopping, or just relax!  Whatever makes you happiest, that is what we wish for you over the holiday weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving!
The Webtivity Team








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2013 Chamber Expo
Posted by Troy Newport on 13 November 2013 08:03 am

Ready for the biggest networking event of the year??  Come see us at our booth at the 2013 Chamber Expo TONIGHT at the Bradenton Convention Center!  There will be hundreds of Chamber members and guests, and there is always amazing food and door prizes.  And of course the opportunity to meet people from the best businesses in the area!

We will have a fun game to play at our booth, so come see us tonight!

Chamber Expo 2013

Location: Manatee Convention Center  (map it)
Date: 11/13/2013
Time: 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

For more info on the Chamber Expo:
Manatee Chamber – Kim Dalglish
941-748-4842 x121




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Trip Down Memory Lane
Posted by Troy Newport on 10 October 2013 07:57 am

I was taking a poll the other day and one of the questions asked:
“Do you enjoy the trip more, or the destination?”

The question struck a chord with me, probably because of introspection I’ve started doing over the past few years as I (gasp) get older.  I find myself more often thinking about decisions I’ve made in my life, where I’ve come from, where I’m going…   “Trip, definitely”, I thought.  I’m the type of person who never quite feels like he’s arrived at a destination, because that implies there is nothing more to do.  And how boring would that be??

Back in 2006, ready to move out of the healthcare industry, I started looking for a job in the technology sector.  I had only lived in Florida a few years after having spent about 2 years trying to find a way here.  I was faced with potential decisions of moving to NYC to work for Yahoo, moving to Miami to work for Alienware.  Or take a job with a small internet marketing company in Bradenton that I felt had great potential and I could help grow.  Being a “trip” kind of guy I chose the latter and haven’t looked back.

This week marks the 4th year with our fearless leader and CEO Terry Thompson at the helm of the company.  With him he brought James Moore, one of the most diversely talented people I’ve met in the field.  The value the pair have brought to Webtivity aren’t quite quantifiable.  The scope and quality of services we can offer our clients is tremendous compared to when I first started working here.  But even though we’ve grown over the years I refuse to think we have ‘arrived’ anywhere, because I am a ‘trip’ kind of guy and I will never feel content that I’ve reached a particular destination.  So for now, I’ll take some time to reminisce about where we started–in a little house in central Bradenton–and where the next few years will take take us.  Ad multos annos!


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Webtivity Launches New Website for Tracy Law
Posted by Troy Newport on 18 September 2013 06:06 am

Aaron Tracy approached Webtivity to have a new website developed to help promote his new law practice.  The goal for this project was to develop a website that offered a welcoming image and not rely on the usual stodgy photos and designs you see on many attorney firm websites.  The website promotes Aaron’s knowledge in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, For-Profit and Non-Profit Counsel as well as Business Law.  The website was designed to be responsive for mobile devices so the website will degrade gracefully to a smartphone.

Aaron J. Tracy, Esq., LL.M., Graduated from the University of South Florida in 1996 with a B.A. in accounting. After working for several years within the accounting field Aaron attended law school at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, in Lansing Michigan, graduating cum laude with a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in 2003. After law school, Aaron obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center, in Washington, D.C. Aaron has been practicing law in the Sarasota and Bradenton area since 2004.

For more information on Tracy Law please visit:

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