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Creativity is an art. And whether you express art through photography, graphic design, dance, or even marketable ideas, like any artist you are sure to encounter creative writer’s block every now and then.

Being creative isn’t easy and sometimes (OK, most of the time) it is hard to admit that it is you who is keeping yourself from reaching your inventive potential.

Though being the great artist you are, we know you look to better yourself with methods that can help you break through the blockade to your genius!


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It’s the busiest season of the year – holiday season!

Which not only means the common folk are running around trying to find the best gifts for their friends and loved ones, but also small business owners and entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to stand out in the crowd of marketing messages flooding everyone’s inboxes, televisions, and mailboxes.

More often than not, we have found that the simplest way to do this is to reflect your marketing messages on your website.


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‘Tis the season for giving; and with days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday just behind us, we know that you have been scouring the internet for the best gifts for your friends and family.

Now we are sure you are almost done with your holiday gift list (right?), but just in case you haven’t found the right tech gift for the “geeky one” in your life, don’t worry – your search is over!

We present to you the 10 impractical but fantastic tech-related gifts for the nerds on your list:


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There has been a lot of chatter around the internet the last couple of months surrounding a big change for Twitter come 2015.

If you’ve missed the buzz, keep calm and read on!

In September, Twitter CFO Anthony Noto was quoted by WSJ stating the current Twitter feed is organized in reverse chronological order and, “isn’t the most relevant experience for a user.” And “Putting [that] content in front of the person at that moment in time is a way to organize that content better.”


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You might remember back in January this year we talked about the release of hundreds of new generic top-level domains. These included specific brand names like .NIKE, .APPLE, and .AMEX, as well as more generic terms like .GURU, .COMPANY, and .SHOP. While small business owners and individuals were excited about this at the time, it’s been awhile since there was any news on the gTLD front – until yesterday.

If you follow Google’s business blog, or spent any time on Twitter yesterday, you no doubt heard about the launch of Google’s first new top-level domain in the United States: .SOY


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Growing up, the UPS brand was always close to my heart. With my father as a dedicated professional driver for the delivery service, the former motto ‘What Can Brown Do For You?’ took a very literal meaning in that it provided for my household.

However, as I earned my degree in business and became more familiar with various industries, I learned how important the phrase ‘What Can Brown Do for You’ was to the small business.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are often under tight budgets and time constraints; but to be successful they need the cooperation of big brands to assist them with their limitations.



In this digital age, we have become accustomed to a fast-paced society. We always are thinking about how to better build our websites, how to make everything mobile-ready, and how to better target our audiences. But sometimes, it is nice to take a moment and reflect on the way things were; and keep tabs on the trends to prepare for in the future.

The Delhi-based food app, Zomato, has done just that with their recent series of illustrations depicting ‘For the times they are a-changin.’  While some pictures display how terminology has changed with a bird tweet now referring to a Twitter tweet, others show how behavior has also changed when you can’t sit down for dinner without uploading your dinner’s photo to Instagram.


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While Google changes their algorithm and rules often (almost as much as Facebook), there was a recent change to the search engine that can be beneficial for your small business – so heads up!

The Next Web announced last week that Google is making site-specific search more prominent on search engine results pages (SERPs).

What does this mean?

Formerly on Google you could search specifically through the pages of one site (mybusiness.com) by using search tips and tricks provided by Google.


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In the last week there have been a lot of new releases in the social media world. And while normally we leave these updates in the hands of our Pagemodo blog, we thought it was important to share this news with you to stay on top of your content marketing strategy.

Many of these releases revolve around better targeting your audience and assisting in calculating your social media ROI. Both of which can service your marketing efforts as we continue towards 2015.

Here is what’s new:


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In this day and age, it is difficult to sustain a brand identity from inception. It takes transparency, dedication, and a bit of luck to have stumbled upon a concept that just works. Uber happens to be one of these brands that has triumphed; securing successful branding across 200 cities and 45 countries.

Let’s take a deep dive into how it was done.

What is Uber?
Uber is a smartphone application which hails taxis and private drivers on-demand from the company’s myriad of hired drivers. The concept is to emphasize convenience and solve transportation issues for largely populated cities.



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