Category Archives: Awards

Faces of Birmingham — Solamar Style!

Guess what everybody! We’re featured in the January issue of B-Metro, one of our favorite magazines in Birmingham. B-Metro is a glossy, upscale magazine focusing on metro Birmingham, and we’re so glad to be a part of their “Faces of Birmingham” feature as the “Face of Creative and Visual Marketing.” Woot!! If you’re in town, make sure you pick up a copy and check out the full spread. They’re on stands now!

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BACK IN THE GROOVE

I hope you had a very relaxing Labor Day weekend, full of family and fun. I know we here at Solamar did! Now that we’re feeling in the swing of things, we have a few tidbits of info to throw your way, something to brag about and something to clear up. It won’t take long, I promise.

Did You Have Issues?

A few people mentioned that they had an issue trying to access our Sola-Shop after our last newsletter, and we’ve looked into the issue and sorted everything out. If you were one of those folks, please take a second to check out our shop again. We’ve got a bunch of neat stuff in there that we are really excited about, including a series of incredible how-to CDs by Andrea J. Lee. You cen get there by clicking here. Have fun!

Solamar Nominated for Small Business Award

We were recently nominated for an award by the Birmingham Business Alliance’s “Small Business Awards 2012” in the category of Small Business of the Year (1-50 employees). We will be attending the event on September 20th, so wish us luck. There are a number of really incredible businesses in our category, and we are just honored to be chosen as a nominee, but it would be sweet to win!

If you would like to work for our (potentially) award-winning team, we are currently hiring, and we would be more than happy to see what great things you have to offer. Please drop us a line at hello@solamaragency.com, or visit us at www.solamaragency.com.

Getting Rid of GoDaddy

If you’re like a lot of other folks earlier this week, you were inconvenienced in some way by GoDaddy’s outage. The blackout, at first thought to be caused by an attack from the Anonymous hacking collective, was eventually revealed to be caused by problems within Godaddy’s own infrastructure. Nevertheless, in some cases it caused individual business’ up to $50,000 worth of damage in lost sales, so many are rightfully considering moving their websites to a new DNS server, or to new hosting altogether.

If you are one of those people, here is a list of GoDaddy alternatives we recommend you look at:

Domain Servers:

Name.com – www.name.com
Hover – www.hover.com
Namecheap – www.namecheap.com

Hosting Providers:

Media Temple – www.mediatemple.net
DreamHost – www.dreamhost.com
HostGator – www.hostgator.com