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Corey Morris Selected To Serve As SEMPO Kansas City Leader

Voltage is excited to share that our own Corey Morris, Director of Digital Strategy & Marketing, was selected to serve as the 2015 Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) City Leader for Kansas City.

SEMPO is the largest nonprofit trade organization in the world, serving the search and digital marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. SEMPO provides a foundation to build stronger relationships within the community, provide education and better understanding of SEM, and promote the general industry. Read More…


Voltage Welcomes Patrick Gordon

Digital Marketing Analyst Patrick GordonThe Voltage Digital Marketing Team is continuing to grow! We’re happy to announce that Patrick Gordon has joined the team in the role of Digital Marketing Analyst. He brings successful agency experience with him as he has recently relocated from Georgia. His skill set and personality fits well with the Voltage culture and clients will enjoy working with him moving forward. Please help us welcome him to the team and to Kansas City and send him tips on your favorite things to do in town at patrick[at]voltagekc.com.

Be sure to follow the Voltage Blog for Patrick’s content in the future and in the meantime check out his profile page.


We’re Hiring! Digital Marketing Coordinator

Hiring Digital Marketing Coordinator

The Voltage Digital Marketing team is hiring!

The Digital Marketing Coordinator position serves an important role on the client marketing team and reports directly to the Digital Strategist. The role includes work on client marketing projects that range from Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising, Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing (SMM), and website analytics.

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Voltage Creative Receives BMA Fountain Awards

The Voltage team was honored to receive two Kansas City Business Marketing Association Fountain Awards recently at the 2014 awards ceremony and dinner celebration.  The wins both came in important award categories of focus for Voltage as they accounted for two of the three total website award categories recognized by BMAKC including websites under $25,000 budget and websites between $25,000 and $50,000. Read More…


Why You Should Consider an SEO Audit

This could be phrased “why wouldn’t you consider an SEO audit?” for emphasis, but I don’t want to create any confusion over the value of the service.  While the word “audit” conjures up bad IRS memories or sounds like a snoozefest to some, it can be one of the most insightful online marketing tools available and I’m going to outline why it is hard to say “no” to doing an audit. Read More…


Hiring: Junior PHP MySQL Web App Developer

Job Description

Do you have solid experience and/or cutting-edge talents along with a great personality? We’re an online development agency looking for a contract-to-hire PHP MySQL Web Application Developer.

Skills & Requirements

What we’re looking for:

  • 1+ years PHP & MySQL experience. We are looking for someone who can complete a project start to finish with a web server, database server, a text editor, and no frameworks. Experience with frameworks is valuable, but is secondary to self-sufficient coding.
  • Experience in supporting technologies such as XHTML2, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and Subversion important as well. Must be competent to hit the ground running.
  • Flexibility with respect to approach is a must. Our coding standards and methodologies support our team approach to coding. New ideas and innovations are encouraged so long as they are not overly disruptive.
  • Plays well with both designers and marketing people. Can talk with strangers.
  • Can show us something cool you’ve built in your own time.

Bonus Round (Not required, but will give you an edge):

  • Acumen in hacking WordPress themes and/or plugins
  • API experience with any of the following: Facebook, Googe Maps, MailChimp, Twitter, Authorize.net, UPS, AWS
  • Fascination with cloud computing/what the industry is doing/wow look at this site!!/etc. An eye for the future.
  • Proven experience in building mobile-friendly Web sites and mobile applications.
  • Linux & OS X system administration

About Voltage Creative

We’re a fast-paced online development studio in downtown Kansas City. Our roots are in design and branding and we hold close to those by practicing user-focused design and development with a marketer’s eye. We work on Mac’s, we have a pinball machine and there’s beer in the fridge. We offer health benefits and three-weeks paid vacation; two at our employee’s discretion, the third is when the shop closes between Christmas and New Year’s. We’re a small shop; we wear a lot of hats (i.e. we all answer the phone and we all work closely together) so you can’t be afraid of broadening your horizons, at times you’ll need put in extra hours when deadlines are approaching, and you’ll need to check your ego at the door. All of our employees can operate fairly independently just as well as in a team.

Apply:

To apply for this job send a resume and a link to something cool you’ve built in your own time to devjob_1 [at] voltagecreative [dot] com.

  • Candidates only please, no recruiters
  • Must be able to legally work in the US
  • This job is on-location in Kansas City, MO

A Beautiful Site for a Worthy Cause: GOthreads.org Launches

GO Threads by The Global Orphan Project

 

We love what we do here at Voltage Creative – which makes coming to work everyday a lot more fun. That of course and our fridge which includes a little Boulevard Wheat.

Working on fun projects for great clients only enhances our professional enjoyment. Add in an awesome cause, and we get pretty excited.

Recently, we had the opportunity to launch another web property for The Global Orphan Project (GO Project).

Mobilizing local churches in some of the poorest areas on earth to care for the neediest orphaned and vulnerable children …

This new website was developed for their GO Threads initiative – a new program that allows individuals and teams the ability to support local industry directly associated with the orphanages and villages GO Project supports. Check it out at GOthreads.org.


We’re Pleased to Add Paige Technologies to Our Client Roster

Paige Technologies

In june 2011 Voltage Creative began working with Paige Technologies. And we’re already well underway in the development of a new and highly functional web property. This new website, scheduled to launch at the end of the summer 2011, will offer site visitors robust and real-time functionality pertaining to Paige Technologies core business as an IT staffing agency for the area’s top technology companies and IT talent.

Since 2002 Paige Technologies has worked with and provided IT staffing solutions to some of the region’s leading technology companies and has become a trusted resource for this demanding industry.

“Our Relationships. Your Success” is the Paige Technologies tagline and mantra. We’re excited to be working with this driven group and look forward to launching a new site that mirrors the quality of their services and mission.