Website Security – an Intro and Guide

Whenever a new system, program, resource, or technology is unleashed upon the world, you can make a sure bet that someone bad will do everything they can to exploit it. The most widespread technologies are also inevitably the biggest targets, and there’s fewer Content Management Systems (CMS) with a bigger bullseye on its back than WordPress. At the time this Read More…

Helping Others One Walking Stick at a Time

Eight year old Jacob Studer is a businessman and philanthropist. As founder of Billings Best Hiking Sticks, he started small with weekly “driveway sales” but it didn’t take long before he grew to online distribution and local deliveries. These days Jacob channels both his business sense and his creativity to help raise money for local charities. His first charitable donation Read More…

Global Health Outreach: Providing health, medical care, and assistance to families in Haiti

Ultra Graphics recently teamed up with volunteers from the Global Health Outreach to provide 500 coloring books to children still reeling from Haiti’s massive earthquake in 2010. Ultra Graphics is at it’s core a print and marketing communications company.  But when those products serve to help others – even in small ways – it truly is a joy to participate.  Read More…

Company Spotlight – Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning

Comfort Heating shares with us some great insight into branding and marketing a long-time local business. What is the one thing most people don’t know about Comfort Heating that you wish they did? That we are a second generation family owned company that has been serving Billings since 1983. What kinds of things do you do to ensure marketing initiatives Read More…

How Google Teaches Us To Be Better Marketers

Ah, Google… The all-knowing, all-seeing super-algorithm that intrinsically embeds itself in our lives on every screen, 24 hours a day. Gone are the days of having to visit a library and read books to solve a problem, learn a new fact, or settle an argument when an answer is a quick online search away. Google has wrangled the search-able internet Read More…

Introducing a Special Boy in a Special Way

At Ultra Graphics, the center of what we do every day could be summarized in one word: Communication. While that sounds nice and certainly gives us all a standard elevator speech to quickly explain our work, it’s easy to forget how truly significant that word is to the people our communication impacts. A recent project to print a cartoon book Read More…

Marketing Return on Investment: Drowning in Data (Part 2)

“Drowning in data” is an apt summarization of the past few years for most modern marketers. 2015 began with a bang – or more accurately an explosion – of more marketing channels, media, and metrics.  With many businesses increasing their marketing budget as a result of either the economy slowly nursing itself back to health – and owners realizing the Read More…

Marketing Return on Investment: Drowning in Data

“Drowning in data” is an apt summarization of the past few years for most modern marketers. 2015 began with a bang – or more accurately an explosion – of more marketing channels, media, and metrics.  With many businesses increasing their marketing budget as a result of either the economy slowly nursing itself back to health – and owners realizing the Read More…

Case Study – MSUB Wine & Food Festival

Ultra Graphics is proud to announce a recently completed redesign of the MSU Billings Wine & Food Festival website.  During the design and development stages, we identified and addressed a number of pain points related to the existing design and functionality. Working closely with MSUB Foundation we were able to rebuild a modern and functional website to house all the Read More…

Company Spotlight – Roger L Daniel Insurance

What is the one thing most people don’t know about your company that you wish they did? People know that we sell insurance – however most people do not know we are extremely proficient in creating income and protecting assets with different investment strategies. How did the downturn of the national economy impact your marketing efforts?  Have you marketed differently Read More…

Marketing Tips From Google’s Search Quality Guidelines

Who’s got two thumbs and spent four hours poring over the recently released Google Search Quality guidelines?  This guy* *I’m pointing my thumbs at myself There’s of course a ton of little tidbits that we can learn about SEO from a document whose initial purpose was to be a resource for actual quality testers for Google.  A rarity for the search giant, Read More…

Quick Tip – How to trick your desktop browser into thinking it’s a mobile device

Google recently updated their Search Quality Rating Guidelines, and – no surprise – mobile experience now plays a bigger role than ever in determining search ranking. If you have the time, it’s a good read here. In light of Google’s newest guidelines, did you know that you can spoof mobile devices using Firefox to test your website on many different mobile devices, Read More…