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Purple Tie Guys are Alabama’s leader in web design and online marketing.

We started out in Decatur, Alabama, as a marketing company that focused on design for printed materials. However, as the needs of our client’s grew, so did our business.

Now we help businesses find their voice and build their vision.
We help our clients by providing the framework to build meaningful relationships and stay top of mind all while providing the best customer experience possible.

We Focus On

  • Branding
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Online Marketing and Advertising
  • Search Engine Optimization – SEO
  • Google Ads
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media Marketing



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From Business Brochures to Designer Logos, our award-winning graphic design team has you covered!  Our work can be found almost anywhere from local shops to government projects.


Our talented team of artists, web designers, and marketing team will not only build your website on time but will also keep your site on budget!

We understand that your website is a long-term investment for your business!


Don’t know where to start your marketing campaign? Are you looking for help when it comes to the identity of your new business? We have the team for you!

With our sales and marketing team’s combined business experience and creative vision, we can fulfill not only the design needs of your business but we can also offer innovative ideas and creative web solutions for your online advertising strategies!

If you don’t want to waste the time and energy the consultation process takes,  we can handle all of your marketing needs for you!


So, what is on page SEO, and why should you care? Imagine owning a Ferrari. It’s a beautiful driving machine … but you can’t tell anyone about it, you can only drive it after midnight on the 2nd Sunday of the month and only to the end of the driveway and back. Sounds boring, and you’re probably not going to waste your money. Your website without on page SEO is exactly like that Ferrari. On page SEO tells the search engines all about your new website and in turn shows the world where to find you on the web!


We despise going to a business’s Facebook page, click on the “Send Message” button, and wait indefinitely for someone to see your message. It could take hours, days or you may never hear back from them! We can take this tragedy of customer service and turn it into an active audience that reads every message you send them. Messenger Marketing is a new idea that’s based on an old idea. We make your Messenger work as a customer service agent, sales person, and marketer for your business. Want to see what we’re talking about? Check out our own Messenger.




We have a strong “hands-on” team of Marketing Experts, Content Writers, Web Designers, Graphic Artists, and Search Engine Optimization experts that are eager to help guide you through every step of your project.

 From wonderful websites to beautiful brochures combined with amazing advertising, our team can create the exciting fresh brand your businessdeserves! 

HTML 81%
CSS 72%
SEO 95%


A website can be beautiful, elegant and the essence of sleek design but it is useless if it cannot function.

If your site is hard to navigate, you can drive your customers straight into the arms of your competition.

Don’t let your site give bad customer service!




At The Purple Tie, we take our customer’s goals seriously! Not everyone needs the top of the line accessories for their product. Some customers just need a clean, functional website where their clients can find information about the business. Others might be looking for a website that will drive traffic through the doors of their brick and mortar store. Unlike larger companies that focus on their bottom-line, we take pride in and enjoy working with our customers to achieve the business goals they set. Below are some of the heartwarming comments we’ve received from our clients.


Advertising and Logo Design

“Worked with our crazy schedule & great Do-Able Ideas”



“I like it a lot, it’s just what I was looking for!”


“Gave me awesome advice that got me thinking in a whole new, exciting direction…”




The Purple Tie Show Episode 98

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: podcast, Post|

The Purple Tie Show: Combines business, marketing, and technology THIS EPISODE IS RATED R FOR ADULT LANGUAGE Tina Sibley is a wonderful person and the lady that's been coaching Robert on being in [...]

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The Purple Tie Show Episode 97

By | July 4th, 2017|Categories: podcast, Post|

The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. THIS EPISODE IS RATED R FOR ADULT LANGUAGE We had a long conversation with Landon Porter, founder of "How to get Clients without being [...]

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The Purple Tie Show Episode 96

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: podcast, Post|

Episode-96: Woo Woo, Air Groceries, and Gorilla Marketing We made a funny thing for Landon Porter and his Gorilla Marketing group. Go to http://woowooarmy.com and see what he's up to. There's a snippet [...]

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No Podcast This Week – Instead, here’s a Chatbot!

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Post|

You guys may not realize this, but we usually record the podcast on Sunday mornings.  And this Sunday happens to be Father's Day 2017! So, Happy Father's Day! Something else y'all may not realize is [...]

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The Purple Tie Show Episode 95

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: podcast, Post|

The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. So, a few things out of the way. I forgot how much the Amazon Echo VIEW (not Show or whatever I called it) costs. [...]

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Marketing Research 101: A Step by Step Process

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Post|

Marketing Research 101: A Step by Step Process Marketing, to the average person, can look like either a sort of business that involves levels of betrayal and manipulation on par with Game of Thrones or an [...]

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Frequently Asked Questions.



Q. You guys are designing me a website. How long until it’s ready?

A. Completion varies from project to project. We like to have the site ready to “go live” 30 days from the time we sign the service agreement.

Q. What would keep a site from being ready in 30 days?

A. People get busy and sometimes a project gets put on hold for some unforeseen reason. Assuming you have all your content ready and there are no unforeseen delays, we should have your site ready within the 30 days allotted.

Q. What is adaptive web design?

A. Adaptive websites adapt to the width of the browser at a specific resolution or “trigger”. In other words, the website is only concerned about the browser being a specific width, at which point it adapts the layout.

Q. what is Responsive wed design?

A. Responsive websites respond to the size of the browser at any given point. No matter what the browser width may be, the site adjusts its layout in a way that is optimized to the screen (sometimes you may lose some functionality). Is the browser 280px wide or 5000px wide? It doesn’t matter because the layout will respond accordingly. Well, at least if it’s done correctly!

Q. Where are you guys based out of?

A. We are in Decatur Alabama, however, we can have clients from all over the United States. We’ve designed web pages for many businesses in Huntsville Alabama as well we like to stay in the southeast but we can offer our services from coast to coast.

Q. Can you guys help me with my marketing?

A. We love anything marketing from Huntsville Alabama to Birmingham Alabama but again we can offer our service from coast to coast.

Q. Can I meet with you guys in person to discuss what marketing is right for me?

A. Absolutely! Our office is in Decatur Alabama and we will travel to Nashville Tennessee, Huntsville Alabama even Birmingham Alabama if need be. (Travel expenses will be billed) but we are also available through Skype @thepurpletieco

Q. I think I’m ready but I have a TON of questions about my website can I call you?

A. Sure! We’ll get you a free 15-minute web design consultation and we’ll try our best to answer all the questions you have about your new website.


Q. Does my new site come with support or a warranty?

A. Your site does not come with a warranty. However, we will fix errors and omissions based on the original scope of work. If you choose a monthly support and hosting plan you will receive services based on the plan you choose.

Q. What is the best way to submit a request for support?

A. Email is the fastest, but our phone lines are always open. 256-585-6425

Q. If I choose not to have a monthly support and hosting plan how will my request be handled and how will I be billed?

A. you can always pay per incident, but it’s not advisable. We will obviously provide the same level of support to all our clients, but contracted clients do get priority service. Each per incident charge will be billed at our current hourly rate with a minimum of 30 minutes.


Q. Why can’t I just copy a logo that I really like?

A. Much like copying a book is illegal and just wrong, copying someone’s logo, website, or other creative property will get you in legal trouble. You could be fined up to several thousand dollars, and we’re just not willing to risk that. Not everyone sees copying as a form of flattery so we cannot reproduce another artists work.

Local search and SEO

Q. What is local search and how does it differ from SEO?

A. Local search is your business’s local listing with search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo. This is the list that is most times accompanied by a map to your location. This differs from “global SEO” which is explained in the next question.

Q. What is SEO?

A. SEO stands for search engine optimization. This is done by making sure your page is built with adequate keywords and other information that helps search engines understand your site and what it’s all about.

Q. Will SEO put me on the first page of Google?

A. The simple answer is kind of. The more descriptive your site is the better search engines understand it. This, along with many other things, goes into a rating system which the search engines use to determine how “worthy” your site is to rank above others. Just like your personal reputation building your site reputation won’t happen overnight. It takes time, and just like your mother always told you, good things come to those who wait!


Q. What are edits and how many do I get?

A. Edits consist of anything other than errors and omissions made during the design process. The amount of ongoing changes and edits will be dependent on the support and hosting plan you chose. Reference your service agreement for exact details.

Q. I have photos and graphics I need touched up or edited before placing them on the site. Is that included?

A. Edits include both graphics and/or text.

Q. Is creating new content considered an edit?

A. In short… It can be. However, you will most likely save money if we treat it as a new project.


Q. What is hosting, and why do I need it?

A. Your new website will need a place to stay once it’s built. Think of it as an apartment. It will have its own address on the web so others can find it.

Q. Why does the cost of hosting vary so much and why are you higher than some people and lower than others?

A. Going back to the apartment analogy, hosting prices vary depending on where your site lives. Some apartments are more expensive because they offer more amenities. In the hosting world, these amenities come in the form of space, bandwidth, email allocation and more

Q. Can’t I buy my own hosting?

A. Yes, you can! However, depending on the hosting provider, we may not have adequate access to maintenance and update your site.


Q. How many email addresses do I get with my account?

A. If you choose not to host with us, your hosting provider will more than likely have an email plan available to you as part of your monthly payment. If you host through us, you may purchase email as an add-on to your support and site-hosting agreement. We do not include email as part of the design package for your website.




We are always happy to answer questions or offer advice.


Purple Tie Guys
255 Grant St SE
Suite 302
Decatur, AL 35601

Mailing Address

Purple Tie Guys
PO Box 2445
Decatur, AL 35602


(256) 585-6425