New Websites: ADP, Billy Hewes & Bicentennial South

It’s been a busy few weeks for The Focus Group web team launching 3 new sites!

Area Development Partnership, Serving Greater Hattiesburg, MS

The ADP is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for citizens of Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties through community and economic development. The ADP unites hundreds of individuals, businesses and organizations, creating a unique agency working to enhance the region’s economy and build a better community. Whether you’re looking to start, expand, or relocate a business, or are looking to improve your current business, the ADP has countless resources and opportunities available for you.

The Focus Group has deep roots in Hattiesburg so we were excited to partner with the Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership (ADP) to create a new website for them that make their site more user friendly and mobile ready. The main goals were to:

  1. Make responsive
  2. Highlight Chamber of Commerce activities
  3. Share more information about area’s Economic Development
The ADP |

The ADP |

Billy Hewes Insurance Agency, Based in Gulfport, MS

For over 30 years, the Billy Hewes Insurance Agency, LLC. has been providing for the insurance needs of South Mississippians. Whether insuring a new home, car, business, boat, or the life of a family member, our customers have been able to count on us for protection in times of need. Our professional staff makes every effort to make folks feel right at home in our office. We strive to personalize the experience when assessing a client’s coverage needs, as our top priority is doing what is best for you.

The insurance industry is an incredibly competitive SEO realm for websites. The challenge Billy Hewes Insurance faced was not having a locally owned website where the team at Billy Hewes Insurance could control their own native content. This was solved by creating a scalable website with pages featuring main services, contact information and a staff page featuring all team at Billy Hewes Insurance. Building the site in WordPress will make it easy to add more pages as we start to match search patterns with new content. Utilizing Google Analytics and the Google Search Console will provide the KPIs needed to make future adjustments to get this new site to the front page of search results.

Billy Hewes Insurance Agency |

Billy Hewes Insurance Agency |

Bicentennial South

We are proud to join the State of Mississippi’s 200th anniversary celebration with a 2-day festival highlighting South Mississippi’s history, culture and advancements over the last 200 years.

Centennial Plaza in Gulfport, the magnificent oak tree-lined beachfront site, will serve as South Mississippi’s Bicentennial Celebration headquarters. The event will feature two days of exciting activities to include the following, and beginning with a history-making opening ceremony on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Everyone loves a party, and The Focus Group was asked to make a site featuring one of the biggest parties in Mississippi’s 200 year history, the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration – South.

This needed to be a functional mobile-ready site that could allow vendors to submit and pay for their spaces at the event, print a calendar of events – and importantly, allow site visitors to get free tickets to see The Band Perry close out the party with the Governor’s Concert on April 1st.

By the way – here’s the link for free tickets – hurry before they’re gone!

Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration – South |

Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration – South |


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