Super Bowl XLVII's Price "Hike"

As many people know, Super Bowl Sunday 2013 is approaching quickly. If last year is any indication of ratings, 111.3M people in the United States will tune into at least part of the game on February 3rd (International Business Times). It's a…

Oprah – One of My Absolute Favourite Things

"Why are you here?" opened Oprah Winfrey, to nearly 16,000 women packed into Roger's Arena in Vancouver Thursday night. "Y'all know I don't sing or dance, right?" We were there for "An Evening with Oprah". We were there just to see her, to…

Graph Search: A Positive Move for Facebook?

2012 was a tough year for Facebook. They had problems with their IPO, their stock values dropped consistently, and complaints were filed about charging money for "Promoted Posts." In addition, their Instagram unit managed to anger users by attempting…

The Time Factor of Disruption

Every day we see a potential replacement for something we use. We get used to instagram and then flickr comes along with a massively better experience. But our friends aren't there yet, so we use it, and then wait like urgent schoolboys in junior…

What is a Competitive Web SWOT?

One of our most popular client projects in 2012 was a competitive web SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats). While this analysis offers a lot of value and guidance in redesigning your website, most businesses are not familiar…

Crowdfunding in Sync with Early Spirit of the Web

The expanded presence of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Launcht is not only a good thing in today's muddled economy, it's helping recapture the open source principles of the Web as it grows. With these new economic options,…

What does your LinkedIn Photo Say about You?

I always get a chuckle out of certain LinkedIn photos and what the owner is trying to communicate in their choice of photo. I've decided to do what I do best and poke some fun at my favorite people as examples, and fully expect some retribution…

Choosing Questions Wisely

Market research involves many subtle nuances that go unnoticed and impact the level of insight gained from a project. The fundamental principles of good research are just as much based on skillful composition as science. The key to an effective…

A ‘Little’ Business Development

While many things in our world continue to get bigger (Wal-Mart, Flat screen TV's, Youtube's video library), you can't help but notice the growth of little things. Many people have moved away from, even boycotted, mass production and supercenters,…