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Top 1% Global Leader Digital Agency
Ranked by Clutch 2023

Top 1% Digital Agency in United States
Ranked by UpCity 2022

Fastest-Growing Companies in the USA
4 Years in a Row

Top 1% Best Digital Marketing Award
Ranked by Expertise 2023

#2 Global Award Winner
Ranked by MASHABLE

Top 1% Award of Excellence Winner
Years 2020, 2021, 2022

500+ 5-Star Reviews in Google
Ranked by Our Customers

Top 1000 Global Digital Agency
Ranked by Clutch 2022

#1 Global Digital Agency
Ranked by Business Journal

Top Rated SEO Agency
Ranked by SEO Blog 2023

Top Ecommerce Development Company
Ranked by Selected Firms

Top Web Development Agency
Ranked by Design Rush

Top 1% Global Leader Digital Agency
Ranked by Clutch 2023

Top 1% Digital Agency in United States
Ranked by UpCity 2022

Fastest-Growing Companies in the USA
4 Years in a Row

Top 1% Best Digital Marketing Award
Ranked by Expertise 2023

#2 Global Award Winner
Ranked by MASHABLE

Top 1% Award of Excellence Winner
Years 2020, 2021, 2022

500+ 5-Star Reviews in Google
Ranked by Our Customers

Top 1000 Global Digital Agency
Ranked by Clutch 2022

#1 Global Digital Agency
Ranked by Business Journal

Top Rated SEO Agency
Ranked by SEO Blog 2023

Top Ecommerce Development Company
Ranked by Selected Firms

Top Web Development Agency
Ranked by Design Rush

The Web Design Raleigh Businesses Need to Get Ahead

Business is booming in Raleigh!

Since 2020, the city has given over 2,500 start-ups what they need to get off the ground. Add that to the thousands of small businesses (along with hundreds more national companies) that call Raleigh home, and you have a thriving economy.

That’s great for Raleigh and its people.

But it can spell bad news for your business for one reason – competition.

You face a ton of it, and if you’re not working on establishing a strong online presence, your business will wilt when put under pressure from the many others in Raleigh who offer what you offer to customers. So, you need to get digital. And the first step in doing that is obvious – get a website designed and developed.

That’s where NEWMEDIA comes in.

Raleigh, NC website design, UX, digital development and marketing agency


Top 1%

Global Leader Digital Agency

Ranked by Clutch 2023

Top 1%

Digital Agency in United States

Ranked by UpCity 2022


Web Design | SEO+Social Digital Marketing Agency

We can craft the perfect digital strategy to grow your business, and then execute it for you to generate massive scale. And we can move much faster than you would expect.


(984) 742-4030


555 Fayetteville Street, Suite 201 Raleigh, NC 27601

What Our Web Designers

Can Do for Your Business

"Yeah, I get it - I need a website," you tell us.

But why bother with a web development company? I could just get a template from WordPress and be up and running in a day. Bob’s your uncle!”

Well, you’re right about the template part, though we’re not so sure about Bob being your uncle. But there’s a problem with templates that you may not know – they don’t make you stand out. How can they? Your site isn’t unique because there are dozens (if not hundreds) more out there using the same template.

A web design company gives you something unique. And more importantly, it gives you something that ensures you reach your business goals with these four major benefits.

Make a Great First Impression on Your Visitors

Imagine that you’re heading out on a first date.

You’re going to put everything into looking as good as possible for that date, right? Sure, personality matters. But you want to get off on the right foot with how you look, which is why you’re dressed to the nines and looking sharp. Feeling good, you head out to meet your date only to find they haven’t put in the same effort. They’re in sweatpants when you’re in a suit. Dungarees when you’re in your best dress.

Instantly, you have a tarnished first impression of your date, and the night’s going to be an uphill battle for them.

Now, take that thinking and apply it to your website – only your website is the person you’re dating. If you have a templated “off-the-shelf” design or simply a shoddy website, most people are going to judge your business poorly for it:

Make a positive impact on potential customers

Read those stats, and then read them again. Let the message sink in – 94% of a visitor’s first impression of your website comes from its design. And worse yet, 75% of people say they’re going to base their initial decisions about your company’s credibility on the design you present.

A web designer who uses templates can’t ensure that you make an amazing first impression.

But top web designers build sites that wow people from the moment they land, making them more likely to keep exploring.

Build the Foundation for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

So, you get it. The best web designers make your site look nice. But you know as well as we do that looking good doesn’t mean anything if you never leave the house. You could sit around your living room all day in your fancy suit or dress, and nobody’s going to care because nobody gets to see it.

You need to get out there to show yourself off to the world.

Your website has to do the same, and it does it thanks to three little letters – SEO.

Why do you need SEO?

If you don’t have it, people won’t find your website:

majority pages no google organic search traffic

This study from Ahrefs looked at more than a billion web pages and came to a simple conclusion – over 90% of them don’t get any traffic from search engines.

Now, here’s the complicated bit – web design isn’t SEO. Search engine optimization covers things like handling technical SEO (such as metadata), building backlinks, and creating content – all things you do once you have your website up and running. So, where does website design fit in?

Simple – custom designs when building websites lay the groundwork for the SEO work you’ll do later. For example, the right layout makes it easy for you to add content and direct visitors to the content they need to see. A good content management system (CMS) underpinning your design makes it simple for you to tweak and optimize your content. In short, your web design needs to make ongoing SEO possible, or your site falls into the 90% wasteland, never to see a single visitor from search engines.

Increase Conversions by Building Trust

You want new clients.

Every business does, and there’s one thing you need to have before anybody considers buying from your Raleigh business – trust.

If people don’t trust your business, they won’t trust your projects. And that’s proven in this insightful chart:

bigger need brand trust

Almost three-quarters of people – 70% – say that trusting brands is more important today than it used to be. And just for some added context – 77% of people in the 18-34 bracket say the same thing, meaning a younger audience (remember that these will be your future customers if they’re not already) needs to trust you.

Now, you build trust in all sorts of ways. Online reviews. Social media marketing. The content you post on your site. They’re all marketing services that go into the trust stew. But when it comes to web design, you just need to think back to one stat that we shared earlier.

Do you remember what it is?

Here’s a hint – it’s the credibility from first impressions stat. If 75% of people judge your company’s credibility based on its website design, you can’t afford not to have a spectacular site. It’s vital for building trust at the foundational level because you need your customers to believe that you’re credible before they explore what you do.

Strengthen Your Brand Identity

Building from the point we made about trust, we move on to brand identity. Or, more specifically, creating a consistent brand identity across every one of your marketing channels, from print design to online content.

Why does that matter?

You get more leads when you’re consistent:

branding statistics

Revenue shoots up by 23% if you maintain consistent branding, and it’s easy to see why if you spend a couple of minutes thinking about it. For instance, imagine you’ve sent flyers out to the local community to advertise your brand and tell people what you do. A few people who receive those flyers are intrigued, so they jump online to check out your site.

And their online experiences don’t match their offline ones.

The color scheme on your site isn’t the same as it was on the flyer. Even the logo looks different, as does the language in the content and the general look and feel of your website. That happens a lot when people use cheap templates. The problem it creates is that a disconnect forms – your prospects don’t know which is the “real” you between your flyer and your website.

What do you think happens next?

The prospect loses any burgeoning trust they may have had in your business because your brand can’t present consistently.

Good web designers in Raleigh don’t just make pretty websites. They focus on brand development, ensuring your site is consistent with the branding you already have, so you’re in that group of companies that can thank consistency for a 23% boost in revenue.


Design Services

By now, you get it. The website creation process is about more than slapping a few pictures and words onto a template and calling that “creative branding.” It’s more involved, and it needs expertise from a web design and development agency to get right.

NEWMEDIA is that agency for your Raleigh business. These are the services we offer.

Full-Service Web Design

A lot of agencies use terms like “full-service” and don’t really tell you what that means.

So, we will.

For NEWMEDIA, “full-service web design” means taking you from the ideation stage of building a website to actually building it and then into the support you need to keep the site running. So, we can be your ideas people, coming up with designs based on the message you want to communicate with your branding before translating that message into the pixels you see on a screen.

We handle everything from there. How your site looks. How it feels. How each page links together into something that makes it easy for your visitors to find what they need. And even after your site is up and running, we stick around to help with everything from tweaks and changes to creating new microsites that build up from what you have.

WordPress Websites

WordPress isn’t just a content management system (CMS).

It’s the most popular CMS in the world:

wordpress market

Almost 60% of websites that have a CMS of any kind use WordPress for some simple reasons – it’s easy to understand (it works just like a text editor), and you can use plugins to transform the CMS into whatever your business needs it to be.

But wait a second! Didn’t we say that you shouldn’t use a WordPress template for your business website because you’ll just end up with a site that looks like everybody else’s?

We did.

Which is why we don’t use templates in our WordPress web design. We build the design from scratch and port it onto WordPress so you get the best of both worlds – a CMS that’s easy to use and a website that’s a perfect representation of your Raleigh brand.

Responsive Web Design

Most of the people who access your website will do it from mobile devices.

That’s not hyperbole. It’s a simple fact:

mobile version traffic

Since the first quarter of 2015, mobile traffic to websites has rocketed up from 31.16% to 59.16% (as of the first quarter of 2023) of total traffic. And why wouldn’t it? Most people have a mobile device in their pocket, so of course, they’re going to use it to browse the web.

But that fact creates a challenge for your Raleigh business – your site has to be completely mobile friendly as well as displaying well on desktop screens. Enter responsive website designs.

A responsive website clues you into what it is with the name. It responds to the device the visitor is using, so it displays the best version of your new website for that visitor. If they’re on mobile, that may mean pulling your navigation bar into a single button that can be tapped to see the options. Then, if the same user checks your site on a desktop, they’ll see the full navigation bar across the top of your page.

That’s just one example.

The point is that responsive websites give you the best of the mobile and desktop world without forcing you to build a website for each. And NEWMEDIA can create your responsive site.

Building Ecommerce Websites

Year-on-year, the ecommerce sector just keeps blowing up:

ecommerce retail sales 2021

That projection chart shows how much – over $7.3 trillion in sales is expected to come from ecommerce solutions by 2025. For your business, getting online with a website is only the first step. If you intend to partake in this bounty of buyers in the online world, you need to have a site that’s designed specifically to make it easier for people to buy online.

A regular service website won’t do.

You need a site that’s properly categorized. That gives you the tools you need to upload new products (and take down old ones), as well as rake payments securely online. There’s a whole lot of tech that goes into making an ecommerce website work, and NEWMEDIA makes sure your design is built around that tech.

It’s as much software development as it is web design. And we’ll make sure you have a store that makes it easy for your customers to trust buying from you online.

Web Development

We often say that web design and web development are two sides of the same coin:

You can’t have one without the other.

For instance, imagine you get a website designed by an agency. You get all of the wireframes and a bunch of pretty pictures of website pages landing in your inbox. But they don’t do anything. They can’t. And the reason is that there’s no coding behind those images that makes them interactive.

That’s where web development comes in – it’s the code that makes your website work.

And just so we’re being fair with our coin analogy, coding alone doesn’t lead to a great website. You could have a site that works perfectly (every link goes where it should, the forms all work, etc.), and it won’t mean anything if the design is shoddy. Remember – 94% of a first impression comes from design, so great development needs great design if people are going to explore your site.

Hence, two sides of the same coin. And NEWMEDIA can handle both of those sides.

Logo Design and Graphic Design

Your business has a logo…

It does have a logo, right? If not, that’s something you need to sort out because most of your customers identify who you are based on your logo:

How consumers recognize brands

massive 75% of them, in fact, which means two things for your logo – you need to have one, and it needs to be good if it’s going to help you with business development.

There’s just one problem – you don’t have anybody in your company that’s capable of creating a logo for you. That’s common. Not every company can have somebody with an artistic touch who’s capable of making logos and developing graphics.

But you don’t need that person inside your company.


NEWMEDIA’s creative services include graphic design (and logo development), so you don’t need to be a whiz with Photoshop. We’ll make any small graphical elements, from logos to pictures to infographics, for you so that people recognize your brand and get to see more visuals when they land on your website.

Web Hosting

Just like you can’t build a house before laying a foundation, you can’t get a website online if you don’t have hosting.

Think of web hosting as the frame in which you mount the work of art that is your new website. Without that frame, the artwork falls off the wall, crumpling to the floor so nobody ever sees it. Of course, it’s more technical than that. In truth, web hosting is part of the development aspect of your website, meaning you need to have it for your design to mean anything.

So, what does the caliber of your hosting affect?

Site speed, for one. A cheap web host may save you a few dollars a month, but it could be so slow that people bounce away from your site because of long loading times. Don’t believe us? The stats back us up – your conversion rate drops by 4.42% for every second it takes your site to load.

In short – you need reliable web hosting.

You need it for speed. You need it to ensure your website is always live. And you need support when something goes wrong. You get all three with NEWMEDIA.

Affordable Digital Marketing Solutions

A website without a digital marketing strategy behind it is like a car without an engine – it may look pretty, but it ain’t going anywhere that people can see it!

That’s where digital marketing comes in.

SEO, custom web applications, email marketing, content creation, social media, and more combine to get people moving toward your website so you have the chance to sell more of your product.

And it works:

Digital Marketing ROI by Channel

Look anywhere on that chart, and you see digital marketing making money for businesses. SEO nets a near-750% return. Social media campaigns bounce between 87% and 220%. Even email marketing (supposedly dead in some marketers’ eyes) gives you $2.61 for every dollar you spend.

Digital marketing works. Once you have your website up and running, NEWMEDIA is the agency that delivers the marketing it needs.


The Digital Marketing Agency

Specializing in Web Design

We Work With Major Brands

The YMCA, CBS Television, and even Delta Airlines have trusted NEWMEDIA to design websites and handle their online marketing.

Delta Sky Club

The new Delta Sky Club website portal, designed and developed from scratch by NEWMEDIA, allows Delta passengers who go online in any of their Sky Club lounges across the U.S. to quickly get news, weather & stock market information, in addition to tracking flights on any airline (not just Delta!), searching directly in Google, and getting maps and driving directions to/from any address on Earth.

California Almonds

NEWMEDIA Los Angeles, in collaboration with Sterling-Rice Group (SRG), built a new website for the Almond Board of California under an aggressive development timeline. We built a multi-language website for them while ensuring a consistent user experience by bringing all four existing websites into a single universal system. Our team of experts delivered this mammoth project even after the deadline was shortened by four weeks.

Six Flags

The Six Flags team reached out to NEWMEDIA for a complete website redesign and multi-site ecommerce web development. We redesigned the website to change its complete look and feel and organized content into categories and subcategories to simplify content discovery for visitors. Over the course of the project, we worked in close coordination with the Six Flags team to deliver the website quickly before their parks reopened.


PostNet approached us to completely redesign all their websites, including those of franchisees. We developed a fresh responsive website for them to offer a consistent browsing experience to visitors irrespective of the screen size of the device they use to access the website. Additionally, we developed a tool to help visitors find their nearest PostNet center. Finally, we designed the 300+ franchise websites for them with local SEO and franchise SEO.

YMCA (The Y)

YMCA (now “The Y”) is an organization that we’ve all heard of and/or been a part of at one time in our lives. YMCA of Metro Denver came to us for a fresh website design that would communicate their mission of being for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Even more exciting, they had just had a brand refresh and this was the chance to support that refresh with a complementary website.


When CBS Television was producing the show that came to be called Haystack Help, they needed a complex yet easy to use website application to direct the TV viewers to visit, and their search for a Denver website developer led them to NEWMEDIA. Initially, prior to contacting NEWMEDIA, they had selected another web development partner for the project. Then, there was a problem…


We Get Results for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

NEWMEDIA brings a big-brand service to small and medium-sized companies. In fact, our work has helped small businesses grow by up to 10,000% in just five years.

We're global leaders

in digital marketing

By now, you see what building a new website can do for your Raleigh business. But why should you trust NEWMEDIA for your web design (as well as your digital marketing, branding, and software development) needs?

We’re in the Top 1%


ranks NEWMEDIA in the top 1% of digital agencies in the entire country


named NEWMEDIA Raleigh's best source of web design expertise in 2023


ranks NEWMEDIA a Top 1% Global Leader Digital Agency.

National Excellence

award for three years running between 2020 and 2022.

Don't be confused by the many imitators, with names that look and sound alike - there is only one, original NEWMEDIA.COM - helping clients grow their businesses since 1996.

Give us a call today or visit us online, at NEWMEDIA.COM. Better yet, we invite you to come and meet with us for a no-obligation consultation about your project. While it’s certainly not mandatory, we believe that the one of the best ways to determine how well we can work with you as your partner is by meeting with us in person. We’ve also got guaranteed PPC and social media marketing plans. We’re being honest, really! In a nutshell, you can rely on us for all things digital, from web design to marketing.

Our expert team has designed, developed, deployed, hosted, marketed and managed 4000+ social media accountsPPC and SEO campaignswebsitesmobile apps and software applications for clients of all shapes and sizes, including small- and medium-sized businessesEnterprise organizations, State and Federal government, leading universities, international corporations, major brand name advertising agencies, local and global non-profits, and start-ups of practically every description.



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You Can Find Us in Raleigh

We’re not a faceless web design company that’s based at the other end of the country. You can visit us in our Raleigh office to discuss your web design needs:

555 Fayetteville Street, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27601

And if you’re not ready to meet us in person, try calling us at (984) 742-4030 or emailing at [email protected], and we’ll get back to you to discuss your new website.


(984) 742-4030


555 Fayetteville Street, Suite 201 Raleigh, NC 27601