The trend to mobile e-commerce and Yahoo Live Web Insights

The future for the majority of our electronic communication and transactions is increasingly mobile. Phone and tablet sales h…

  • This Infographic Will Make You Feel Old
    This Infographic Will Make You Feel Old Business 2 Community

    Nostalgia is probably one of the most underrated emotions in the emotional spectrum, especially when it comes to social media. When users are scanning through hundreds and thousands of posts a day it becomes seemingly impossible to stand out. Luckily, it’s not impossible and there are several things you can do to get ahead of... More »This Infographic Will Make You Feel Old

    This Infographic Will Make You Feel Old

    Nostalgia is probably one of the most underrated emotions in the emotional spectrum, especially when it comes to social media. When users are scanning through hundreds and thousands of posts a day it becomes seemingly impossible to stand out. Luckily, it’s not impossible and there are several things you can do to get ahead …

  • 8 Personal Finance Apps to Help You Stay on Budget Business 2 Community

    According to a 2013 Pew Research study, more and more Americans are taking advantage of the convenience of mobile banking. In fact, 35 percent of U.S. adults who own a cell phone report that they’ve used their mobile device for banking purposes. That’s up from just 18 percent in 2011. With this rise in mobile... More »8 Personal Finance Apps to Help You Stay on Budget

    According to a 2013 Pew Research study, more and more Americans are taking advantage of the convenience of mobile banking. In fact, 35 percent of U.S. adults who own a cell phone report that they’ve used their mobile device for banking purposes. That’s up from just 18 percent in 2011. With this rise in mobile...

  • Developer’s Spotlight on ‘Responsive Web Design’ Business 2 Community

    Responsive design gives users a streamlined experience on all devices, from mobile to desktop to tablet. But how streamlined and responsive is the web development process itself? What is responsive design? Most developers know what responsive design is. But most websites don’t have it—and few clients ask for it by name. People do know they... More »Developer’s Spotlight on ‘Responsive Web Design’

    Responsive design gives users a streamlined experience on all devices, from mobile to desktop to tablet. But how streamlined and responsive is the web development process itself? What is responsive design? Most developers know what responsive design is. But most websites don’t have it—and few clients ask for it by name. …

  • Graphic Design Tips: 10 Secrets To Become An Excellent Graphic Designer
    Graphic Design Tips: 10 Secrets To Become An Excellent Graphic Designer Business 2 Community

    The best way to get great at graphic design is to do something each and every day. Even if you only have ten to thirty minutes to devote to this activity on a daily basis, those small chunks of time will add up over the course of a few months. While there’s definitely value in... More »Graphic Design Tips: 10 Secrets To Become An Excellent Graphic Designer

    Graphic Design Tips: 10 Secrets To Become An Excellent Graphic Designer

    The best way to get great at graphic design is to do something each and every day. Even if you only have ten to thirty minutes to devote to this activity on a daily basis, those small chunks of time will add up over the course of a few months. While there’s definitely value in...

  • Why Quizzes Went Viral: A lesson on the Tipping Point
    Why Quizzes Went Viral: A lesson on the Tipping Point Business 2 Community

    If you haven’t read Malcom Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point, you are missing out on some amazing insights into what makes things go “viral.” In the book, Gladwell covers everything from crime reform in New York to Syphilis in Chicago all in an attempt to understand why some ideas hit the tipping point after which... More »Why Quizzes Went Viral: A lesson on the Tipping Point

    Why Quizzes Went Viral: A lesson on the Tipping Point

    If you haven’t read Malcom Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point, you are missing out on some amazing insights into what makes things go “viral.” In the book, Gladwell covers everything from crime reform in New York to Syphilis in Chicago all in an attempt to understand why some ideas hit the tipping point after which...

  • 6 Steps to Effective Web Design Planning
    6 Steps to Effective Web Design Planning Business 2 Community

    Welcome back to another installment of “90 Seconds of Design with The Beard,” featuring me, Spencer P, Lead Graphic Designer at Synecore. One of the toughest challenges that comes along with designing or redesigning a website is the planning. In order to make sure your project runs smoothly from beginning to end, you’ll need to... More »6 Steps to Effective Web Design Planning

    6 Steps to Effective Web Design Planning

    Welcome back to another installment of “90 Seconds of Design with The Beard,” featuring me, Spencer P, Lead Graphic Designer at Synecore. One of the toughest challenges that comes along with designing or redesigning a website is the planning. In order to make sure your project runs smoothly from beginning to end, you’ll …

  • 5 Suggestions for an About Page that Converts
    5 Suggestions for an About Page that Converts Business 2 Community

    One of the most important areas for your prospective customers is the About Page. By optimizing this space on your website, you can generate engagement and establish a relationship with potential customers. You’re giving visitors a taste of your skills and credentials while telling potential customers what you can do for them. As easy as... More »5 Suggestions for an About Page that Converts

    5 Suggestions for an About Page that Converts

    One of the most important areas for your prospective customers is the About Page. By optimizing this space on your website, you can generate engagement and establish a relationship with potential customers. You’re giving visitors a taste of your skills and credentials while telling potential customers what you can do for …

  • 3 Campaigns from DirecTV that Have Helped the Brand Become Synonymous With Hilarity Business 2 Community

    According to Nielsen, funny ads resonate better with audiences, so we’ve seen brands give it their best shot at creating laughable commercials and online videos, many of which have gone viral. One company in particular, however, has become synonymous with hilarity by releasing a steady stream of entertaining ads for both online and television audiences.... More »3 Campaigns from DirecTV that Have Helped the Brand Become Synonymous With Hilarity

    According to Nielsen, funny ads resonate better with audiences, so we’ve seen brands give it their best shot at creating laughable commercials and online videos, many of which have gone viral. One company in particular, however, has become synonymous with hilarity by releasing a steady stream of entertaining ads for both …

  • Are There Generational Differences in Expressing Appreciation?
    Are There Generational Differences in Expressing Appreciation? Business 2 Community

    Just as the 5 Love Languages have helped millions of couples improve their communication with each other, the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace is now drastically enhancing supervisors’ and colleagues’ ability to communicate authentic appreciation in the workplace. We know that traditional employee recognition programs aren’t effective in helping employees truly feel valued... More »Are There Generational Differences in Expressing Appreciation?

    Are There Generational Differences in Expressing Appreciation?

    Just as the 5 Love Languages have helped millions of couples improve their communication with each other, the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace is now drastically enhancing supervisors’ and colleagues’ ability to communicate authentic appreciation in the workplace. We know that traditional employee recognition …

  • How Consistent Content Marketing Builds Your Audience Business 2 Community

    Content marketing is about effectively communicating what your business does, the services it provides and the products it makes, distributes or sells. To do this well requires more than a one off attempt at SEO practices. For content marketing to be at is best requires time and effort to build an audience. Below are some... More »How Consistent Content Marketing Builds Your Audience

    Content marketing is about effectively communicating what your business does, the services it provides and the products it makes, distributes or sells. To do this well requires more than a one off attempt at SEO practices. For content marketing to be at is best requires time and effort to build an audience. Below are s …

  • The Trouble With Content Marketing
    The Trouble With Content Marketing Business 2 Community

    ‘Content Marketing’ as a phrase has seen huge growth in usage over the last few years, and can be defined as: “Creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract, engage and understand a target audience in order to gain business value.” As one would expect, there are crowd of champions who see content... More »The Trouble With Content Marketing

    The Trouble With Content Marketing

    ‘Content Marketing’ as a phrase has seen huge growth in usage over the last few years, and can be defined as: “Creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract, engage and understand a target audience in order to gain business value.” As one would expect, there are crowd of champions who see …

  • Is Big Data Changing Your Marketing? Business 2 Community

    You’ve probably been hearing all the pundits talk about Big Data. I talk about it too. But is Big Data really changing your marketing? Probably not. Most of us are doing a crappy job with “small data,” and the reason has nothing to do with data. It has to do with us. Most of us... More »Is Big Data Changing Your Marketing?

    You’ve probably been hearing all the pundits talk about Big Data. I talk about it too. But is Big Data really changing your marketing? Probably not. Most of us are doing a crappy job with “small data,” and the reason has nothing to do with data. It has to do with us. Most of us...

  • Facts, Logic and Transparency in Product Reviews
    Facts, Logic and Transparency in Product Reviews Business 2 Community

    Back in the day, less was more in terms of journalistic opinions. Fewer experts penned reviews and their audiences were fiercely loyal. Hollywood belonged to Siskel & Ebert, relationship advice was left to Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and so on. These days, everyone with a computer has an opinion. The Internet has revolutionized the notion of... More »Facts, Logic and Transparency in Product Reviews

    Facts, Logic and Transparency in Product Reviews

    Back in the day, less was more in terms of journalistic opinions. Fewer experts penned reviews and their audiences were fiercely loyal. Hollywood belonged to Siskel & Ebert, relationship advice was left to Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and so on. These days, everyone with a computer has an opinion. The Internet has revolutionized …

  • How to Quickly Share Other People’s Content With Your Social Networks
    How to Quickly Share Other People’s Content With Your Social Networks Business 2 Community

    Content curation is the process of filtering out the best information you find on the web and sharing that with your network. By sticking with a set of core topics related to your business, content curation can supplement the original content you’re creating yourself (e.g., blog posts). Essentially, you want to be able to answer... More »How to Quickly Share Other People’s Content With Your Social Networks

    How to Quickly Share Other People’s Content With Your Social Networks

    Content curation is the process of filtering out the best information you find on the web and sharing that with your network. By sticking with a set of core topics related to your business, content curation can supplement the original content you’re creating yourself (e.g., blog posts). Essentially, you want to be able …

 

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