Here are links to all the Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for 2018 that I have been able to dig up. I did the hard work, so all you have to do now is shop!
In today’s 10Things installment, we take a look at a Top 10 list you probably don’t want to be on. CNBC recently used their cost of living calculation for each of the 50 states to identify the most expensive states to live in
Here is a quick rundown of the 10 vintage TV commercials I stumbled on recently for a history project I am working on and I had to share the nostalgia. Let’s see how many of these you remember!
Here is a quick rundown of the 10 foods I was most surprised to find out didn’t exist anymore. I hope you enjoy this little walk down memory lane.
With the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens, Disney has released a fun little overlay app that will help you show off your Star Wars love. The new app adds a red or blue Star Wars lightsaber to your Facebook profile image.
Here are some of the most interesting Christmas gadgets that I have been able to dig up. List updated constantly.
With 2016 fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking of your PR strategy for the coming year.
Here is a compilation of 10 cereals of the 80’s that are no longer available. How many of these did you try as a kid? Any others that you’d like to add to the list?
Here are the top 10 most popular Halloween costumes of 2015 in the U.S., according to Google search data.
I set out to uncover what the most over-the-top pumpkin spice products were this year. As always, the internet didn’t fail me….
In my searches for something interesting to share on a lazy spring morning, I came across this video from TO-FU design on staying creative. It is such a simple video, yet so well designed that I actually watched it a couple of times. If you need a few reminders about how to keep the creative juices flowing, here are 29 ways you may want to consider. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
With Christmas just around the corner, I am sure you are all running around buying and wrapping presents, cooking and traveling all over creation. I am in the same boat, but I thought it may be interesting to take a quick break and reflect on the holiday itself. For a holiday we spend so much time thinking about all year, there is still much we don’t know about it. Here are a few stats and facts I was able to uncover that you may not have known about Christmas. Enjoy!
OK, so unless you are REALLY delinquent in your Christmas shopping and are going to be out until the stores close tonight, you likely will be looking for something to watch. How about a good Christmas movie? With so many holiday movies to choose from these days, the little visual elves at Lemon.ly have created this fun and informative infographic flow chart to help us in our Christmas movie selection. Just answer a few quick questions and you’ll have the perfect movie selection for the evening.
The glory days of Saturday morning cartoons are gone, but thankfully we have the Internet to help us relive them a bit. Here are 10 of the shows you were probably watching on a Saturday morning around this time in 1985.
According to a report in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers actually tested to see what the most annoying sounds were and why they annoyed us so much. Here are the 10 most annoying sounds based on the study.
The “Must-See” days may be over, but thanks to our old friend YouTube, we are able to relive just a little of its magic. Here are my top 10 Must-See TV lineup members, in order, along with a special little bonus bottom 5.
Here are the top 10 Halloween songs according to billboard and Nielsen. Enjoy the rundown and hopefully it gives you a few ideas…
Horror movies generally go in one direction or another. Either they are great or they absolutely suck and there is very little in between. To save you from having to crack a few eggs and sit through a dud or two, here is a quick rundown of the 10 movies I think will have you sleeping with the lights on this weekend.
It’s Friday and your mind is probably not all that into work right about now. Probably as good a time as any to take our weekly trip down memory lane and take a look at 10 songs that were probably playing everywhere you went on this day many years ago. Our chosen year this week: 1990.
Here are the top 10 Halloween costume trends for 2014 according to retailer Party City.
Show up to a Halloween party in any of these get-ups and you are bound to have an equally unoriginal twin…
There are 1,000’s of awesome gluten-free recipes out there. Unfortunately, there are also a few bad ones. I figured it would be fun to share a few of my family’s favorites and give a little credit to the websites that have helped bring a little flavor back to my family’s Sunday dinners. Most of these items are pretty quick to make and taste as good, if not better than, the gluten version.
Here are the top 10 movies the week of October 13-19, 1989. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.
Time for a little trip down memory lane. Here are the top 10 songs in the US on October 20, 1984 according to Billboard. Enjoy!
Nowadays, people go to the internet and online shops to post their items and look for buyers or look for sellers for particular items. Internet has indeed marked a big contribution in our lives especially when it comes to online shopping. It makes our life easier, more convenient and hustle free.
In today’s multi-device, micro-content frenzy, there aren’t many opportunities for your audience to become thoroughly acquainted with your brand; an opportunity to really explain where you came from, and what you’re about, so when one comes along you take it with both hands.
Your About Us page is this opportunity. Maybe it’s a personal habit but whenever I come across a new website, a new potential provider for whichever service or product I’m after, I gravitate towards the About Us page. Nothing irritates me more than a site without one. It’s like finally securing a meeting with a potential client but failing to introduce yourself upon their arrival. Not only does it clarify precisely what your business offers, but for many visitors their first impression of your brand will be formed upon reading this page. Make yours count following these five points.
Either you have a small business already and haven’t done any real market research yet, or you are looking to start a new small business and want to make sure you are making the right decisions. You may not be able to afford doing interviews, focus groups, and surveys, so here are some simple and mostly free ways to do market research for your small business.
In a world that runs online and is fueled by online reviews, conversations and comments, it’s inevitable that some negativity is bound to find its way to your brand. You can’t control the opinions of the world and one hotel is learning this the hard way. The Story Recently, a hotel in New York decided […]
According to the Content Marketing Institute’s benchmark report “B2B Content Marketing 2014,” for the fourth year in a row B2B content marketers rate in-person events as the most effective tactic that they use.
3 Ways Companies Sabotage Event Success
Even though in-person events are considered the strongest tactic, many B2B marketers fail to maximize their success. If you’ve planned and orchestrated an event, you’ve probably confronted the following issues yourself.
It is no secret that Facebook has been putting the squeeze on businesses for quite some time now. Like just about every other online property that is trying to survive financially, Facebook is increasingly becoming a “pay to play” platform for businesses looking to reach its users. Organic page post reach has been dramatically reduced and even the largest of brands are finding it difficult to reach their own likes, let alone new audiences, without advertising it.
So how do you combat this shift and keep Facebook a viable digital channel for your business. The obvious answer is start investing in advertising you posts. Almost as important is to be smart about your Facebook posting to ensure you maximize your free reach.
Corporate videos can be turned into productive marketing tools. The task at hand is by no means an easy one. You will have to consider several factors before you can turn your video into an aggressive marketing campaign. Therefore, the following tips will come in handy if you are vying for something impressive and result-oriented.
So what can you include on your business cards to draw customers in, lend credibility to your name, and foster long-term customer loyalty? Here are five new things that should be on your business cards.
Experiential marketing is a method of advertising that focuses on helping customers experience a brand. By forming a lasting emotional connection between the customer and the brand, customer loyalty is increased and purchase decisions are influenced. Experiential marketing can encompass a wide range of other marketing strategies, from individual sampling to large-scale marketing campaigns. Here […]
Customer reviews can be incredibly useful for your business. Not only do they make your business come across as trustworthy and open, but they can also provide a number of SEO benefits to increase your visibility and boost conversions. The problem for many businesses is how to get more reviews. Here is a quick guide to some useful techniques.
Cloud computing isn’t just for the 2000s anymore. The dot-coms of the 1990s paved the way for a new business model, even if it was a bit sloppy. Rudimentary cloud-based computing promised software in the cloud and provided simple word processors and video players. While that might be fine for the retail market, businesses’ main concern is sales and consumer-grade products just don’t cut it as “innovation.”
Marketing Automation solutions are commonly seen as tools specifically designed to help marketing teams reduce operational inefficiencies and cost. But in reality, the biggest value of marketing automation is that they’re a fantastic tool to improve both the quality and the quantity of leads for the sales team.
Let’s explore some of the ways that marketing automation systems provide tangible benefits to sales organizations, and how they can have a direct and significant impact on driving revenue.
Online content, whatever type of media it may be in, should be born out of effort. It must strive to provide thought-provoking question and answers or show solutions, all from deep-seated industry issues and down to mundane situations. Since the Internet is full of different kinds of content – articles, images, infographics, and videos…
Buyer personas are fictional characters that marketing leaders create to represent the people they sell to. A persona integrates the characteristics of typical buyers.
For a couple of decades, personas have guided industrial and software designers. And now they have become the foundation of content marketing strategies, enabling marketers to provide all the information buyers need to move them efficiently through the buying cycle.
Twitter’s popularity has resulted in the creation of over 1.5 million individual applications to help users utilize the platform more effectively. However, due to the colossal scope of Twitter tools to choose from, users can find selecting apps a bit overwhelming.
Are you a digital hoarder? Be honest. In some sense, we all end up digital hoarders eventually. You don’t have to be some sort of obsessive-compulsive collector to have things pile up.
Sometimes we may think of technology as being harmful to our productivity. After all, how many times do we check Facebook or our personal e-mail accounts during the workday? It may seem that the more we use smartphones and similar devices, the more distractions we have from our work. Fortunately, technology can also assist us with our work. Increased connectivity gives us the opportunity to work from almost anywhere and share information with our colleagues with the click of a button. Here are a few of the best ways to use technology for increased productivity.
If you want to increase Facebook page likes, it might be time to rethink how you use print marketing and see if you can develop a similar strategy for your business.
Improve your customer service, experience sales and increased referrals by incorporating these six simple strategies into your customer service experience.
Companies and brands that are in high demand enjoy severe customer loyalty and a proliferation of new customers every day. If you want to enjoy the same level of success, consider the following five ways to increase demand for your company.
Check out this LEGO version of Johnny Five that somebody made out of spare parts. Not marketing, but 100% geek and I had to share…
The big night is almost upon us and once again, a couple of our favorite digital platforms are making it easy for you and your kids to track Santa Claus’ journey from the North Pole.
In this slideshow, we offer up 10 hand-picked gift ideas for the digital geek in your life.
To help spark inspiration, better understand how you can leverage direct mail marketing to grow your business, and deploy your direct-mail marketing campaigns more efficiently, check out the following five direct mail marketing cheat sheets.
I am excited to announce that DMR just crossed 1 million pageviews in 2013…and no, I didn’t hit refresh 999,999 times.
We will take a quick glance at the most essential ingredients of building an ecommerce store.
The next time you go looking for a domain name to use for your business, be sure to check for existing trademarks. You wouldn’t want to inadvertently become guilty of trademark infringement, would you?
This post shares some insight into what a video producer does and what kind of value one can bring to your next video production project.
Qualitative market research might seem daunting to many digital brands. However, with improvements in technology, qualitative market research offers a level of access to your market and audience that is hard to beat.
A few helpful tips on building a blogging community from an industry pro.
In honor of their national holiday, I dug up a little clip that highlights some of the celeb exports from Canada.
OK, so the headline implies you’ve seen Boston before. No doubt many of you have not, but after seeing this amazing video, you might be tempted to pay the city a visit.
OK kids, the day we have all been dreading for month is almost upon us. Next Monday, July 1st is the day that Google Reader is no longer. There are a number of potential Google Reader replacements that will be coming out over the next few weeks. AOL, Digg and even Facebook (maybe) are all […]
An age-old question in the agency world is “What is the best time to send a marketing/sales email?” Now we have a better idea of what time/day works for sending emails…
Here is an interesting infographic that breaks down just how much time is spent on non-work activity and what it is that is distracting us.
GeoCities as we remember it is long gone, but hopefully GeoCities-izer will give you back a little bit of your innocence for a brief moment.
iPotty from CTA Digital is simply a potty training toilet that has an iPad dock attached. I guess you would…
It’s December 23rd and while for some this day means crunch time for Christmas shopping (I am so glad the mall is open until 11pm), the day you need to make a few dozen cookies that you will never get a chance to eat, the day of your fantasy football finals, and/or the last day to try to make amends with Santa before he finalizes “The List'” for many of us in the Seinfeld generation, it means all of that and so much more…It’s Festivus!
Here is a fun trip down memory lane. This infographic highlights the evolution of video game consoles from 1967-today.
Then and Now comparisons are always fun content for infographics. Here is one by Best Education Sites that shows us just how far the Internet has come over the past ten years.
Today is Left Handers Day, and to honor all of my fellow southpaws, I dug up this little video that highlights some of the famous lefties over the years.
LEGO has brought endless hours of entertainment to many of us from youth through “adulthood” and for that we say: Happy Birthday LEGO!
Unbaby.me is a Chrome extension that searches your Facebook feed for baby-related keywords and replaces any image in matched posts with images of your choice.
Here is a useful infographic for all you digital marketers that want to learn how to create awesomely sharable visual content. Thought I’d pass it on….
As we all honor the dads in our lives today and celebrate with cookouts and hardware store gift cards, I thought it would be good to share this little graphic depicting the modern-day father.
“The Internet for Left-Handers” extension aims at ending Internet descrimination by flipping the link cursor (the hand cursor when you hover over a link) from right to left.
Spotify has announced that the free 6 month trial period has been extended indefinitely.
Here is an interesting read from Econsultancy about how digital music sales has surpassed physical music sales in 2011. Nielsen and Billboard teamed up for the report that showed 50.3% of all music sales to be digital.
The “Back to the Future” set design is now in development and will be released in mid-2013.
Mashable tipped everyone off this afternoon that Google has created another fun hidden search-related trick.
Here is a new fun little Facebook word cloud quiz that analyzes a user’s Facebook activity and generates a word cloud of their most frequently used words in their Facebook posts in 2015.
Google recently launched a new search feature that may prove to he very helpful in your travels.
It has been said that if a commercial stays with you for a period of time, it is effective.
Well, here is one from about 25 years ago that I still think of every Easter. Whoever came up with this one is pretty genius.
This certainly isn’t a political blog, but with all of the recent fervor over local, state and federal budgets, it got me thinking about areas in governmental budgets where technology could curb spending…
One item that comes to mind quickly is the local library.
With the advent of ebooks and the multitude of devices that you can read them on, I question what exactly should be the function of a city library?
Now there is an app that tells you where the nearest parking garage is, its hours of operation, where its entrances are and how much it costs to park there. Parking in Motion operates on user-generated parking info, much along the lines of Gas Buddy, the app I told you about earlier that tells you […]
We’ve all been there. Either you get a new computer or you have had trouble with your old computer and need to reinstall all your software. Finding all the ‘freebies’ you had or need on your computer and installing them could take hours, if not days. Recently, a coworker shared Ninite.com with me. It is […]