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Get hundreds of developers to work on your website for free

A few years ago companies could get by with a static website, that is, one that housed the same information from day to day. That approach no longer works. Site visitors expect up-to-date news and as we explained in an earlier post, Google preferentially indexes...

How to grow +40,000%

Ideeli is the fastest growing company on the list of Inc. magazine's list of the 500 fastest growing U.S. companies. How are Ideeli and the rest of these rapidly growing companies succeeding? Certainly not by investing heavily in traditional approaches. The changing techniques can be seen in...

Supercharge web content with WordPress plugins

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS). It has grown from a simple CMS known as b2/cafelog in 2003 to the most widely used CMS on the Internet. As of January 7, 2012, 62.38% of the web's top million websites...

See where your brand is going.

Your customers are changing. Increasingly they work online, play online, socialize online, research their purchases online and pick vendors online. They are more impulsive and decisions are made in fractions of a second. How can you best take advantage of the new tactics for building your...

Streamline your selling with iPads

Do you still print brochures? Does your salesforce fumble with binders full of information sheets? We can help you make the switch to using iPads and other mobile devices for lead management, sales presentations and product information. The benefits are numerous and include higher salesforce productivity and...

Sheridan billboards – building a brand from the inside out

Sheridan College’s new outdoor campaign has been launched in Oakville, Mississauga and Brampton. The billboards in a visual manner communicate Sheridan’s brand focus, which is that students will learn how to work creatively and collaboratively combining artistic skills with technological skills to get a job,...

For Google fresher is tastier

On November 3rd, 2011 Google updated their search algorithm, referring to it as the "Freshness Update". In their own words, "Search results, like warm cookies right out of the oven or cool refreshing fruit on a hot summer’s day, are best when they’re fresh. Even if you don’t...

Season’s greetings

Here we are getting into a festive spirit, doing our part for the environment and helping make up for our country's abandonment of the Kyoto protocol by not murdering a tree. Here are a few of our Christmas greeting messages from years gone by....

A magical open house

We welcomed friends and clients to our open house to celebrate the season. Dave Grosfield, a big-hearted member of the Beakbane team in the 1990s, returned to entertain us as the professional magician – "Baldini". His personality is as big as ever – but with...

He changed business culture

Six years I wrote a booklet called How to Build Sustainable Value. It attempted to bridge the divide between the mindset of strategists and the mindset of creatives. At the time you either felt like you were a supporter of business school logic and "metrics" or...