Beauty & Brains in Branding & Web

Using Social Media to Amplify Event Marketing

Social Media has completely changed the way events are promoted. Flyers and posters have given way to Facebook pages and hashtags, allowing event awareness to be amplified exponentially when shared online. Beyond the loudspeaker effect, the Internet and social media have changed the way we manage events, the way we RSVP, the way we buy […]

Why 2015 is the year to HTTPS EVERYTHING!

The verdict is in! SSL encryption earns you consumer trust and better Google rankings. Google has officially acknowledged using HTTPS as a ranking signal and consumers have overwhelmingly indicated that SSL encryption is important to them. Given the relatively low cost of implementing HTTPS on most websites, there is really no excuse NOT to do […]

How Mobile Devices are Changing Online Recruitment

2015 is the year of mobile web. Tablets and smartphones are now the primary medium for Internet access, and this trend is affecting everything we do online. For businesses this includes online recruitment programs. Today, if you don’t have mobile considerations integrated into your hiring process, you are likely losing qualified candidates. What considerations should […]

7 Steps to Successful Employee Recruitment

The recruitment and onboarding of quality talent is a challenge for every organization. Online recruiting processes now make this challenge easier. Here are 7 components of any successful online recruitment process:

Brand Building 101: Small Business Basics

For most small business owners, branding means a company name and logo. But in the age of social media and digital marketing, a brand extends far beyond that. A brand encompasses the associations and emotions that people hold about a company, product or service. Every company, from McDonalds to Old McDonalds Farm, has a brand. […]

Video Marketing in 2015

Video has become a fundamental part of how we consume online content. Over the next few years, video is expected to reach 79% of all Internet traffic and businesses will make an investment of nearly $13 billion in video marketing. If you are a business that wants to stay ahead of the game, developing compelling, […]

Star Citizen: Kickstarter’s Biggest Success

Kickstarter’s popular crowdfunding platform has helped fund the development of major products like the Pebble smartwatch, which raised more than 20$ million during it’s most recent campaign. But even Pebble’s success pales in comparison to the funding campaign for video game/virtual universe “Star Citizen”, which as of April 2015 has raised more than $80,000,000. What […]

Lloyd Cooper and Montreal Office Space Represent Online Leadership

Lloyd Cooper, one of Cushman & Wakefield’s most successful commercial real estate brokers, was an early adopter of web. In 2005, recognizing the power of online marketing, Lloyd contracted HTC to create a website for LloydCooper.com, establishing the Lloyd Cooper brand and online presence. In 2010, as his team grew and the importance of search […]

Pebble: The Crowdfunding Campaign that Kickstarted Kickstarter

In April 2012, a company called Pebble Technology set out to fund the development of an innovative wearable electronic device. Pebble’s “smartwatch” promised to do for watches what Apple’s iPhone had done for telephones in 2007. After failing to attract traditional investors, Pebble turned to the fledgling crowdfunding website Kickstarter, appealing to prospective consumers in […]

Squarespace: A CMS for the Rest of Us

Launched in 2004, Squarespace is a CMS composed of a website builder, blogging platform and hosting service. Anyone who’s ever created a website with WordPress knows what a struggle modifying themes, laying out content, resizing images, and managing plugins can be. Squarespace eliminates a lot of these headaches with robust, native functionality that simplifies the […]