If 2013 was the year of content marketing, 2014 is going to be the year that content marketing is elevated to the level of brand journalism. As opposed to marketing based mainly on keywords and geographic optimization techniques, brand journalism demands a greater level of engagement from content marketers. If content marketers want to be…

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I am proud to say that I am a newly minted contributing author to a book called “Rising to the Next Level: 21 small business leaders share proven strategies and tactics”. It’s been a long labor of love by a fellow Orange County business owner, Phil Calhoun of Beta Benefits. Phil has been a very…

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Our servers have been upgraded with the worlds best Solid State Hard Drives (SSD) to deliver mysql performance up to 56% faster than standard Hard Drives. What is SSD? A solid-state drive is a data storage device using integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. SSD technology uses electronic interfaces compatible with traditional…

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Thanks to Jon Garnier for sharing this new, free online photo editing tool, it works pretty darn well. It is Flash-based so it won’t work on an iPad or an iPhone I don’t believe but it would be great for desktops, laptops or Android-based phones and tablets. Take a few minutes, have some fun and…

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Today is the second time I have participated in Career Day for the Santa Ana Unified School District. Last time it was a Villa Fundamental Middle School and this time it was at Douglas MacArthur Middle School. The first time I showed kids how they could code a super-basic web page using nothing more than a…

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We are excited to announce the much anticipated redesign of the new Daptone Records Super Soul Super Store. The website completion comes just in time for the Charles Bradley pre-order of his new album “Victim of Love“, which is officially released April 2. In addition to recording artist information, news and tour dates the Daptone Records website…

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We just wanted to take a quick second to give people some context for who Krampus is. We are from German, Hungarian, French, Irish, English backgrounds and we all fear Krampus. Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish bad children during the Yule season, in contrast with Saint…

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We are pleased to announce Sean Sloan and SSP have joined forces with Joe Schwab and Open Interactive, Inc. While we have already worked together on many projects together. We felt that it was a great fit to officially partner together to bring our customers the best level of service. Sean Sloan brings with him…

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Open Interactive earns award in the 2007 DesignFirms.com Website Design Award for nickandmo.com. DesignFirms.org is one of the world’s leading directories of web designers, developers, graphic designers, etc. DesignFirms selects the first, second and third place winners based on the following criteria: Design Navigation Content Ease of Use Programming Overall Impact

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