Beauty & Brains in Branding & Web

Shopping Securely: Tips for Safe Online Shopping

blog_03_300x120A new dress for your upcoming interview, your prescription medication, a bed for your dog, your groceries. What do all these things have in common? You can buy them online. Online shopping is the ultimate convenience; bringing everything you need just a few clicks away – from your office, your bed, or even while riding in a taxi. 2013 saw $262 billion worth of cyber sales, which is expected to increase to $370 billion by 2017.

All this is good news, right? We all love shopping online. But there is a downside that most of us never stop to think about. The web can be a dangerous street to shop on if you’re not properly protected. There are approximately 130 million – yes million – malicious programs lurking to steal personal information online, up from 1 million in 2007. It has therefore become more important than ever that every online shopper take the time to bulletproof their devices.

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Social Media Security: Online Tips for Protecting Your Home


The recent celebrity photo leak has made many of us stop and question how safe we are on the web and the security risks that accompany social media use. The reality is that most of us aren't aware of how easy it is to hack into social media profiles … [Continue reading]

Scary Facts About Cyber Attacks


While the fear of a cracked iPhone screen or a coffee-on-keyboard spill (the horror!) may be what's keeping you up at night, there is a very real threat to yourself and your devices that many tech users aren't even considering. Sly and oh so silent, … [Continue reading]

H5 Decor is on a Mission to Decorate with Members-Only E-Commerce Website


Website Provides Limited-Time Discounts on High-End Home Decor Founded by Robert Courey, the prodigy of the legendary linen and textile manufacturing Courey family (of George Courey Inc.), H5 Decor is an e-commerce, home decor destination that sells … [Continue reading]

HTC Guest Post on 4 Tips for Living on a Personal Financial Plan

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Companies go to great lengths to control costs and boost billings. As a business it’s not enough just to be solvent, you have to be profitable. This means paying close attention to every dollar and monitoring time to ensure it’s used efficiently. … [Continue reading]

Real Estate Gets Real About Social Media


Realtors are natural marketers. They know how to connect with the local community, foster client relationships, and build trust. Social media is all about connecting with people and is therefore  ideal for the real estate industry. If you’re a … [Continue reading]

Real Estate Agents: Why Your Online Reviews are So Important


When it comes to choosing a real estate agent, there is certainly no shortage of options. From newspaper ads to billboards to the back of the yellow pages, brokers are beckoning for potential customers to pick them. So how does a real estate agent … [Continue reading]

Email Marketing for Real Estate Agents in 3 Easy Steps


Many real estate agents today are still relying on "For Sale" signs hammered into property lawns, or mailed postcards featuring a maximum of 4 or 5 pictures. If you are counting on local signage and print advertising alone, you are missing out on one … [Continue reading]

Avoid the Dark Side of Content Marketing: Go Inbound!


Not all content marketing is created equal. We know that the key to content marketing success is content, but content can come in many different forms. Valuable, relevant and well-written content - the good stuff that will actually bring you business … [Continue reading]

8 Industries Where Content Marketing Works


No matter the writing project, the first rule is to identify your audience. The reality is that people mostly want to know what applies to them, which means that your content marketing strategy can only work if your content speaks to your target … [Continue reading]