the bear notch difference


In today’s world, whether you are an ecommerce business, brick and mortar or even a services-based organization, your website is typically the first experience potential customers have with your brand. 75% of all visitors are going to immediately pass judgment ON YOUR BRAND based solely on your website. A poorly executed digital experience - a bad layout, clunky user experience, overuse of or too little text, and/or poor mobile responsiveness - will have your potential customers quickly searching (and spending!) elsewhere. These simple statistics say it all:

  • 57% of users say they won’t recommend a business with a poorly designed web/mobile interface.

  • It takes 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05 seconds!) for users to form an opinion about your website - determining whether they stay or leave.

  • TWO in THREE potential customers will visit a competitor’s site when faced with a poor mobile/web-based experience. (*Google statistic*)

MOBILE EXPERIENCE is key, it can’t just “load” on their device! Your website MUST be optimized for phones, tablets and other hand-held devices. YOUR WEBSITE SHOULD HELP YOU, NOT YOUR COMPETITION! Bear Notch is helping our clients create exceptional brand experiences, wherever and however their customers find them. Specializing in helping businesses optimize their websites and make positive impressions, we help our clients convert ‘browsers’ into ‘buyers’.

our competition’s disadvantages

Web design agencies will use the same theme over and over, meaning you won’t always receive a genuine website design experience

Smaller web and marketing agencies are only concerned with your payment, pushing for unnecessary services or plugins, or even overcharging for your website overall

Web design and marketing agencies will claim your website is “responsive” when it’s just an unattractive resized mobile website leading to less functionality

Your local marketing agency usually won’t follow stellar design or UX best practices which can lead to bad design, blocky layouts and text-heavy websites

Your business website may have terrible organic or paid keywords, and you won’t know as some digital agencies don’t deliver customized reports

How do you know they are truly experienced at what they do when their portfolio consists of the same design and layout across multiple client websites? Will this affect your website and Google rankings?

just a few statistics to consider


of adults think that a company’s website when viewed on a mobile device should be as good or better than its desktop website


of people will stop engaging with a website if the content or layout are unattractive


of online consumers are less likely to return to a site after a bad experience


of consumers admit to making judgements on a company’s credibility based on its website design

If given 15 minutes

to consume content, two-thirds of people would rather read something beautifully designed than something plain


bear notch advantages

  • Websites are beautifully designed and developed on our globally-recognized Squarespace platform (our portfolio)

  • Our Squarespace websites can be custom developed from the ground up (see our custom page)

  • As a Squarespace Circle Agency, new clients receive 20% off their first year hosting with us

  • Your new CMS is easy to use and we provide a knowledge base with a one-hour site usage overview

  • We are an agile agency, pushing websites and campaigns out quick and easily while reducing unnecessary resources and costs

  • Best UI/UX practices are always utilized even with simple drag and drop websites (see our process here)

  • All members come from a creative and/or marketing background with at least 10 years’ professional experience, truly delivering an A to Z execution

  • Creatives are always on top of current graphic design and UX trends, including responsive website layouts

  • Bear Notch members are passionate about the advertising industry, we always go above and beyond for clients, keeping their needs and wants in mind

  • If we don’t have an answer, we outsource to those who know, rather than best guessing and leaving our client with uncertainty

  • Our clients are always impressed with our execution, which is a principle of our stellar work ethic

  • We work with integrity as an advertising agency, never up-selling services you won’t need. Your business is about revenue generation not wasted money