How to Record a Podcast Interview on Skype

How to Record a Podcast Interview on Skype

We’ve now had two of our Expert Interview series on our Podcast and it’s gone incredibly well. We already have Edge of the Web Radio which is a success and done in partnership with our partners at Site Strategics. At times, though, we wanted to take a really deep dive with an expert while EdgeTalk focuses on a topic. With experts all over the country, …

Smallpdf: A Free Conversion and Compression PDF Utility

Adobe Acrobat PDF Utility for Compression and Conversion

Sometimes it’s not the huge, mega-enterprise, complex platforms that really make your day. Today we received some sample one-sheets from our designer that looked fantastic but were 12Mb when I converted them to PDFs. To be honest, I haven’t a clue about PDF compression so I went and Googled for optimal settings and tutorials. What I found was a gem – smallpdf. Forget settings, forget …

Sweetspot: A Mobile First, Workflow-Powered Digital Dashboard

Sweetspot Intelligence

Chances are you have come across one or another digital dashboarding platform in the past few months. These vary from plug-and-play packages combining a limited number of social media and web analytics metrics, to full enterprise ecosystems incorporating a wide range of data sources and governance features. Sweetspot purports to take the latter category to a new level, aiming to making it easier than ever …

Are You Working with a Domain Registrar or a Reseller?

Concept of businessman with fear of the boss

Since we work with investors quite a bit, they sometimes ask us to do some tasks outside of the norm for an agency. One investor that we work with hires us periodically to handle their domain purchases. It works well to have an interim company to handle these processes since it’s typically quite a bit of negotiation and large sums of money going between parties. …

I Wish Marketers Would Stop Saying This…

Stop Saying This

Jenn and I visited the headquarters of Interactive Intelligence this week and got to sit down their their digital marketing team and one of the questions that popped up was if we ever put an infographic behind a registration. We quickly answered that we had never done that before. The Interactive team said they’d done a test with both a whitepaper and infographic and 0% …

Customer Facing Devices and How You Can Market with Them

Marketing and Customer Facing Devices

In modern day marketing, the CMO’s job is getting more and more challenging. Technologies are changing consumer behavior. For companies, it has become difficult to provide consistent brand experiences across retail locations and their digital properties. Customers’ experience between a brand’s online and physical presence varies widely. The future of retail lies in bridging this digital and physical divide. Customer Facing Devices create relevant and …

5 Signs You’re Outgrowing Your MySQL Database

MySQL Performance Issues

The data management landscape is complex and quickly evolving. Nothing emphasizes this evolution more than the emergence of ‘super apps’ — or applications that process millions of user interactions per second. Factor in Big Data and the cloud, and it becomes clear that e-commerce merchants need a new generation of databases that can perform better and scale faster. Any online business without an updated database …

PLEASE DON’T GO: Three Exit Intent Tactics That Won’t Annoy Your Visitors

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Exit intent technology (What is it?). Digital marketing’s version of KC and The Sunshine Band’s Please Don’t Go. We’ve proven over and over through A/B testing that using exit intent technology to trigger an overlay can be an extremely effective way of salvaging abandoning visitors. Examples of triggered content include the proposition of discount codes or newsletter sign-up prompts. Some might argue these interruptions diminish …

40 Sites to Discover or Promote Your Marketing Apps and Tools

Find tools online

Quite a few people wonder how we’re able to find such a wide array of marketing technology platforms and tools out there that they hadn’t heard of yet or that may even be beta. Aside from customized alerts we have setup through our partner Meltwater, there are some great resources out there for finding tools. I was recently sharing my list with Matthew Gonzales at …