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Meet Jason Lovoy, President of Infomedia. Jason is originally Birmingham and loves it here! Read on to learn more about the 22 year history of Infomedia and the great things they are doing in Birmingham and beyond.
We specialize in web design, web development, Internet marketing and website support, and we’ve been in Birmingham for 20 years — since 1994, we’ve developed over a thousand websites. We work with strong companies and big brands, building complex websites that have robust functionality. The fact the our commitment doesn’t end at the site launch, and that we continue to provide support for our clients throughout the life of their companies, is part of what sets us apart.
What do you think is the biggest misconception about your industry?
One of the biggest misconceptions about our company is that building a website with good functionality takes time and effort. With the popularity of template websites, throwing a web page online is simple, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that those cookie-cutter templates don’t work for complex systems; they don’t suit a lot of e-commerce needs, and they’re rarely built to help drive leads and sales for a company. There’s also the issue of security, of maintaining backups and installing updates, which we take very seriously at Infomedia. Once our clients see these benefits in action, they understand why we put so much into a website, but at the outset, it can be tough for people to understand why a new website isn’t as simple as they’d thought.
What exciting news or product/service announcements does your company have on the horizon?
We’ve just re-signed one of our long-running clients, United Airlines, and we’re doing a lot of work with city government sites, notably Douglas County, Colorado — working with them to solve problems and develop an incredibly complex and user-friendly site has been a wonderful challenge. We also get a lot of our ideas through our monthly Lunch & Learns at Innovation Depot, where we invite our clients and the Birmingham community to get together and train in various tech topics. These are free, and they’re always on the third Tuesday of the month; the schedule is available on our website.
How do you feel about B’ham’s tech scene?
I love that there’s such a focus on local development here in Birmingham. We’re seeing more and more companies go to a local shop for their tech needs before looking elsewhere, and that’s really positive. We’re a tight-knit community, and we tend to work with and help each other, which is just amazing. Birmingham’s tech industry is growing just as the rest of the city is developing, and there is just so much potential because of that; we have more jobs in tech than there are people to fill them right now, and there’s a real drive to develop talent, both on the creative and the development side.
Anything else about you or your company you want us to share?
The thing we’re proudest of at Infomedia, and what really sets us apart, is our work environment. It’s a cliche to call a business a family, but we really do try to foster that feeling here, and our teams are close-knit and very committed to working with each other as a result. We try to say “yes” to our employee needs, ranging from further training to schedule flexibility, to help our teams find a good work-life balance, and we’ve seen that freedom and autonomy translate into great creativity and a higher calibre of work for our clients.
Thanks so much for sharing, Jason!
Follow Infomedia online here:
Facebook – facebook.com/infomedia
Twitter – twitter.com/infomediadotcom
Instagram – instagram.com/infomediadotcom
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/infomedia_2
Google+ – plus.google.com/116305403432792469505/posts
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