Peter VanRysdam / Digital Marketing / April 21st, 2008

Apparently We Are Your Typical Web Development Company

Awhile back, Declan posted about online plagiarism of our site.  Until he opened my eyes to the truth, I believed what our site told me: That “At 352 Media Group, we aren’t your typical Web design company. With a staff of almost 50 people, we have the ability to dedicate an entire team of specialized professionals to each of our custom Web design, Web application development, CD and DVD production and motion graphics projects.

We serve clients in every region of the country through our Web development production offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Gainesville, Florida, and our Web design company sales offices in New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Michigan and Jacksonville, Florida. Our numerous professional Web design awards (14 Addy Awards in 2006!) and our unique team-based approach to custom Web development set us apart from other professional Web design companies.

As a full service interactive agency, we offer a wide range of award winning services, including Web design, information architecture, ASP.NET Web application development, Intranet and Extranet development, Web marketing, Flash animation, E-commerce, and more. We also offer cd production and cd business card design, and our Web marketing partner firm delivers best in class search engine optimization. Our breadth of interactive services and our 10 year record of success set us apart from other Web development companies and interactive agencies.”
 
Apparently I was wrong. 

According to www.copyscape.com, several companies aren’t your typical Web design company.  Along those same lines, several other organizations have the ability to dedicate and entire team of specialized professionals to each of their custom Web design, Web application development, CD and DVD production and motion graphics projects.  Dang.

My favorite site providing eerily similar services and promises is (I actually decided to remove another company from this post because as I was writing it they responded to my email to remove the text in a very professional manner):

www.liquideyemedia.com – At Liquid Eye Media, we aren’t your typical Web design company. We have the ability to dedicate an entire team of specialized professionals to each of our custom Web design, Web application development, CD and DVD production and motion graphics projects.

We serve clients in every region of the country through our Web development production offices in Sarasota, Florida, and our Web design company sales offices in New Jersey, New York City, Tampa, and Miami, Florida. Our numerous professional Web design awards  and our unique team-based approach to custom Web development set us apart from other professional Web design companies. 

As a full service interactive agency, we offer a wide range of award winning services, including Web design, ASP.NET Web application development, Intranet and Extranet development, Web marketing, Flash animation, E-commerce, and more. Our breadth of interactive services and our 10 year record of success set us apart from other Web development companies and interactive agencies.1

Not sure what the “1” is at the end of that content.  Maybe a secret footnote to reference Geoff and I for writing that content?  Who knows.

Anyhow, thanks to copyscape.com for the heads up on these.  They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but when it comes to business it would appear that imitation just seems to piss me off.  Oh well.

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