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4 Strategies To Elevate Content Marketing To The Level Of Brand Journalism In 2014

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 heard and recognized amid the loud chorus of internet voices, the quality must be as important as the quantity. The content marketing model for 2014 should be focused on creating value beyond the context of the website of origin. Such value generates … [Read more...]

Sean Sloan: contributing author to a book!

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 active businessman for many, many years in Orange County and an active member of the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce so it was a true honor when he told me about this project he was putting together and what he hoped to accomplish with it. Phil has gathered quite a Rolodex (you younger people can … [Read more...]

Our Servers Recently Upgraded with Solid State Drives (SSD) for MySQL

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 block input/output hard disk drives, thus permitting simple replacement in common applications. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ssd Our Solid State Drives (SSD) offer I/O Rates and access times that are impossible to achieve with a … [Read more...]

Free Online Photo Editing Site

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 don't forget the filters they have as well. www.fotor.com Be careful when you download, be sure to not compress the file too much! … [Read more...]

Career Day at Douglas MacArthur Middle School

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 text editor for coding and a browser for checking their work. This time what I did was more adventurous: I installed Wordpress Multisite site and created 40 individual so that 4 classes with an average of 35+ students could log in, write a blog, add images and learn how to link to a web … [Read more...]

Launched: Daptone Records’ Super Soul Superstore Website

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 offers Digital Music Downloads, CD's, Vinyl LPs, T-shirts directly from Daptone. Website features: Custom Full featured e-commerce using opencart Mobile Responsive layout Highly customized Wordpress Theme Check out the Daptone R … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays 2012

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 Nicholas, who rewards nice ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair. Krampus is represented as a beast-like creature, generally demonic in appearance. The creature has roots in Germanic folklore. … [Read more...]

SSP joins Open

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 a wealth of knowledge about online marketing strategy. He has had great success with many clients, helping them not only rank #1 for national level competitive keywords, but also to build successful strategies to convert visitors into customers. We are excited that Neal Burns is also … [Read more...]

DesignFirms.com Award ’07

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 … [Read more...]