Growing up in the 80′s, the holiday gift buying season seemed to start only a few weeks before Christmas and I could hardly wait for those first holiday related commercials to start airing after Thanksgiving. Nowadays, holiday commercials are starting before Halloween. With the advertising change, the gift buying process has evolved immensely. The craziness read more…


The industry is abuzz once again related to an update by Google. Unlike it’s more nasty and mean spirited predecessors, the Hummingbird update is less of a concern and more of an enhancement. Driven by the evolving nature in which web users actually engage the Google search engine, the new algorithm will provide more insight read more…


When I first became involved in online marketing – some 12+ years ago – how a company gained traction online was very different from the methods of today.  Back then, companies could create paid search ads on Google and start to see immediate benefits from those ads. It wasn’t so much that businesses needed to read more…


Have you noticed that your email has grown less cluttered with messages from marketers lately? If so, you are not alone. Many marketers are now utilizing social media to connect with you more effectively. The evolution from email marketing to social media marketing as a means for customer retention and repeat client sales has been read more…


Twitter recently announced the further roll out of what they are referring to as their Lead Generation Card. This card enables followers to convert into targeted leads based on offers they are provided. I feel, from a lead generation perspective, this is a great offering.  Because the end user doesn’t need to go in and read more…


Is it just me or does it seem like more catastrophic events take place nowadays than ever before? While it may appear that way, the reality is media coverage is much more intensified and stories that in the past would go uncovered, are now heavily scrutinized in our media climate One of the biggest reasons read more…