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What if An RFP was a First Date?

When I say “RFP” I am using the acronym for Request for Proposal to also encompass RFQs (Request for Quotes), RFIs (Request for Information), and any of these other solicited proposal synonyms. There are plenty of arguments from the provider’s

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$100 Million Dollars of Free Marketing Research

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aka. Marketing Trend Analysis of Super Bowl XLVIII Commercials Superbowl television commercials have long been revered as the most expensive television commerical timeslots all year long. Every second can cost major brands millions of dollars just to press the play

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Top 4 Mega Menu Myths Dispelled

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One of the biggest eCommerce interface collisions between User Experience Gurus, SEO Masters, & Frontend Developers is site navigation. This makes a lot of sense since navigation needs to achieve so many crucial aspects of the structural, functional, & aesthetic

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jQuery Countdown Timer to A Specific Time & Date

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There are plenty of awesome countdown timers out there for jQuery – my favorite is the jquery-countdown plug-in. It’s got a bunch of configurable options, a great digits sprite to make it look polished, hosted by Google…but it’s missing one

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Track Product Spec Sheet PDF Downloads in Google Analytics

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Most decent eCommerce websites that sell complex products have some sort of downloadable PDF specifications sheet or marketing collateral. The problem with these downloads is that they aren’t automagically tracked in popular infomatic systems like Google Analytics. It turns out

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Personal Checklist for Success

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This checklist was authored by my Grandfather William E. Angstadt February 1st 1967. Reading it recently, I’m amazed at the true and relevancy it still provides today. It’s baffling when you consider these tenets were drafted in a time when

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Chrome Extension for Using Special Characters in Twitter

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Download from Chrome Webstore Now The weather in Philadelphia has been absolutely stupendous this Spring. A few weeks ago it was 80° in the beginning of April! This gave obvious cause for many to Tweet about how great the weather

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How to Set and Achieve Strategic Goals

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Goal setting is a gargantuan topic, yet a common underlying theme to most successful people’s lives. If you’d like to achieve great success in your life – personal, professional, religious, financial, or otherwise – it really is the only way.

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Design Life Experience First, User Experience Second

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There is a lot of discussion around user experience in web technology. The Internet presents a consumer-bias marketplace where there is little to discourage increasingly fickle users to migrate from product to product – so captivating customers, website visitors, and

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Twitter Hot Potato: A New Type of Twitter Promotion

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After seeing a tweet the other day from Bill Sebald that linked to this image: I thought to myself – the concept of hot potato the game would be an interesting way to motivate users to re-tweet your content on

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