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RSM New Projects

Published on January 12, 2016 in RSM, Web Design

It’s a new year, but we’re still as busy as ever. Take a look at our latest projects—completed & upcoming!

New Projects

Wilson College | New website project

Garner Revitalization Association | Redesign website project

Launched Projects

Blue Creek Cabins | Redesigned website released

Blue Creek Cabin RentalsWe are thrilled to announce the completion of Blue Creek’s redesign! We have built this rental website into a responsive framework which features large, beautiful photos of their cabins, online reservations and user friendly mobile usability. Blue Creek is based in Helen, Georgia, and offers a variety of luxurious cabins, on-site wedding services and fun adventures for the family. View it »

T Myatt Realty | New website released

T Myatt RealtyWe’ve recently released T Myatt Realty’s new website. They are a husband and wife unit based in Clayton, who came to us for a responsive website that would showcase their knowledge and professionalism in the real estate industry. Calculate your estimated affordable monthly payment that will meet your needs and contact them anytime through their contact form. Check it out! View it »

Circuit Technology | Redesigned website released

CTI Finished ProjectThe redesign of Circuit Technology’s website has been completed and we couldn’t be happier! As a tech company with an impressive reputation for their training instructors, classes, & facilities, it was important to create a streamlined user experience that offers easy access to whatever information students are trying to see. View it »

Rising Stream Media | 110 E. Main St. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-2120
Boutique | Multi-Media | Responsive Web Design | Video | Customer Service


Happy Holidays from the Team at Rising Stream

Published on December 15, 2015 in Events

Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Whether you’re enjoying the holidays from the comfort of you home, a sunny beach on an island, or at your in-law’s house, we want to spread our warm holiday wishes to you and your family.

We will be out of the office enjoying our own holiday traditions on these dates:

  • Wednesday, December 23rd
  • Thursday, December 24th
  • Friday, December 25th
  • Friday, January 1st

Local Festivities

If you stay in the area, here are some local holiday events to enjoy with your family!

The Nutcracker

December 18 – 27, 2015

Ice Skate with Santa / Meet Elsa from Frozen!

December 18, 2015

Suggly Sweater 5K & Christmas Celebration

December 19, 2015
  • Times: 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Area: Holly Springs
  • Admission: $30 5K ticket; $10 3K Fun Run

First Night Raleigh 2016

December 31, 2015
  • Times: 2pm-midnight
  • Venue: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Advance $10; Day of $14

What is Retargeting?

Published on November 10, 2015 in Marketing, RSM


While browsing the Internet, have you ever noticed ads following you around after you’ve recently left a website? Maybe it was a hardware store to look at new lawn mowers or that Full Bloom specialty coffee you keep hearing about. If you have ever browsed away from a website, seen an ad for that product you were just viewing, and returned to the website to complete the purchase, then you’ve been retargeted and converted. It’s a highly effective method of turning window shoppers into loyal customers, and that’s what we like talking about.

You see, retargeting can be highly beneficial to your brand, whether it’s a product- or service-based business. You lose a lot of customers and sales (and therefore money) when you don’t retarget. It’s easy and effective when you have experts (us) handling the details.

Let’s break it down.

Window shopping, according to the Urban Dictionary, is defined as “When one visits a store or mall to admire goods rather than to purchase them. The ‘shopper’ seems to be looking so intently at the glass in storefront windows that he appears to want to buy the window itself, hence ‘window shopping’.”

Retargeting takes your website (the window display) and the customer (that just looked in and kept walking) and reunites them (via ads) while they’re looking at other products. We serve the right ads to the right audience at the right times, in the places they visit the most. And that’s all it is. There are more avenues of retargeting that we will discuss later, but this is the meat and potatoes. If you understand this, then you know how powerful it can be for your brand.


  • We convert your window shoppers into loyal customers.
  • We expose your business to those already searching for similar products & services.
  • We incentivize bounced customers to complete an action on your site with retargeted ads using a spectrum of platforms.

Questions? Comments? Queries? We’ll be talking a lot more about retargeting and its relatives (brand awareness, prospecting, email marketing, & paid search) so stay tuned. Contact us directly if you’d like to talk!

Rising Stream Media | 110 E. Main St. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-2120
Boutique | Multi-Media | Responsive Web Design | Video | Customer Service


Get Ready for Trick or Eat 2015!

Published on October 21, 2015 in Events

Trick or Eat 2015

We’re less than a week away from the event of the season! Read on for details to get prepared and plan ahead for spending a gorgeous autumn day outside with your friends and family—

trick or eat 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
111 W Main St, Garner, NC 27529


>>CAUTION: Do NOT walk across rail road tracks

West Main Street (from Benson Rd/Hwy 50)

  • Garner Baseball (417 W Main Street)
  • Pearl Street (Various lots)
  • Garner Lions Club (305 W Main Street)
  • Along Main Street

East Main Street (from New Rand Rd)

  • Along Main Street
  • Behind Main Street (off Rand Mill Rd)

View Event Map Here >>

Road Closures

>>Beginning at 10 am on the day of the event

  • Main Street: from Montague Street to Rand Mill Rd
  • Montague Street: from Main Street to Parker Street
  • Purvis Street: from Main Street to 110 Purvis Street

Other Details

  • Feel free to bring chairs and blanks (seating will be available)
  • Let your dog tag along!
  • Weather: High of 75, low 55, cloudy, very low chance of rain
  • Free admission & free parking
  • 14 Food Trucks, 3 Craft Brewers

See the food truck and brewery line up here >>

Even More Details >>

See you there!

Rising Stream Media | 110 E. Main St. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-2120
Boutique | Multi-Media | Responsive Web Design | Video | Customer Service


Are You Joining Us for Trick or Eat?

Published on October 12, 2015 in Events, RSM


Trick or Eat 2015

This year we’re kicking off the fall and Halloween season with a huge celebration! Join us for Downtown Garner’s 2nd annual Trick or Eat festival, complete with food trucks and breweries. It’s a perfect time for families and friends to hang out and enjoy the upcoming holiday season!

Trick or Eat Food Truck Rodeo

Sunday, October 25, 2015
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown Garner
111 W Main St, Garner, NC 27529
Main Street, from Rand Mill Road to Montague Street
Free Admission, Free Parking, 14 Food Trucks, 3 Craft Brewers

Join us to celebrate the gorgeous weather with friends and family in our beautiful downtown Garner. Support your local businesses and celebrate successful ventures while taking advantage of the crisp autumn air!

trick or eat 2015


Double Barley Brewing | Getting ready to celebrate their first anniversary, Double Barley is based out of Smithfield, NC off of the new Highway 70 Bypass. Whether you prefer stout, IPA, porters, or pale ale, they will be sure to have a taste suitable for you!

Deep River Brewing Co. | Known as Johnston County’s first legal brewery, the brewery officially opened its doors on April 6, 2013. The brewery strives to use locally grown raw materials for the beer whenever possible. Their beer line up includes flagship beers Twisted River Wit and Riverbank Rye-It. Seasonal Beers include JOCO White Winter (Winter Seasonal) and Backcountry Black IPA (Year-Round).

Fortnight Brewing Company | Fortnight Brewing Company is a Craft Brewery and Pub located in Cary, NC. They reproduce tastes of UK beer styles that some of their partners drank in their native England. Their current core range of English Ale, Porter and ESB use only English grown ingredients and yeast. They also offer a Blonde Ale, Coffee Amber and an IPA that is a fusion of English and American IPA styles.

Food Trucks

You have to try something from every truck! Featuring a wide array of tasty treats, you’ll find everything from snacks to dinner, sweet to savory, and everything in between. Make time to visit Pho Nomenal Dumpling’s food truck, who just won The Great Food Truck Race Season 6!

  • Dusty Donuts
  • Ty’s All Natural
  • Gussy’s Greek Food Truck
  • American Meltdown
  • Thai Box Zing Catering
  • JAM Ice Cream
  • Omg Chicken
  • Pho Nomenal Dumpling
  • D’Burritos
  • Backyard Bistro
  • King’s Philly Cheesesteaks
  • Barone Meatball Company
  • Hibachi Express
  • CJ’s Street Food

Get More Details >>

Rising Stream Media | 110 E. Main St. | Garner, NC | (919) 779-2120
Boutique | Multi-Media | Responsive Web Design | Video | Customer Service