It’s funny how quickly one can bathe when you don’t have any hair. Yet every March I reduce my normal 15 minute shower by half. This hairless journey is because of a program called St. Baldrick’s.
St. Baldrick’s is a charity that raises money to fund childhood cancer research. However they have a unique way of raising money. Throughout the year, various cities host a sponsored shaving of people. Teams and individuals put their follicles on the chopping block to show their solidarity for young children who lost their’s through cancer treatments.[Read more]
Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2013
We all know those folks who just seem to always have amazing ideas — the ones that can look at a tin can and create a thousand different uses for it. These individuals seem to possess some kind of magic ability to conjure up an idea out of thin air. It seems as if everything is a canvas for them: the color of a living room, a blank wall, or even a cupcake.
What they possess is a creative mindset. And when it comes to online marketing, this magical tool can come in very handy. More than handy, in fact — it’s been the main force behind many dynamic projects, especially on the web.[Read more]
Posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2013
A digital corkboard where people can collect links to their favorite recipes, dapper clothing, and adorable cats with their heads stuck in something, Pinterest allows its users to effortlessly share evocative photos of their hobbies and interests. Launched a little over two years ago, this image-focused sharing site has taken the Internet by storm. (Just check out this infographic!) With over 10 million likes on Facebook, Pinterest has quickly inserted itself in to the inner circle of mainstream social media sites. It isn’t exactly a man-eating no-boys-allowed club — but with women making up nearly 70% of its users and a distinctively twee and vintage look to its features, it is unarguably lady-friendly. However, while it’s easy to write its possibilities off in a haze of vintage cloches and desaturated wedding schemes, Pinterest can be used to engage a wide number of demographics. If you’re looking to target male users, then, what to do?[Read more]
Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
• Link Building From Scratch – Search Engine Watch
Besides developing your brand, generating content and ensuring usability, building a quality site is difficult enough already without having to worry about links — but with Penguin now in effect, we are now forced to reconsider sites’ foundations. SEW’s Julie Joyce offers a checklist of things to consider when it comes to setting up links for your site to keep it in the game.
• Social Media Policies: What Goes Up Must Go Higher – Social Media Today[Read more]
Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2012