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Brand your comments on nearly every blog in the known universe

2017-06-26T21:10:48+00:00

If you’ve ever commented on a blog, you’ve probably seen that other people had cool icons associated with their usernames. Sometimes it’s their logo, sometimes it’s a personal photo, sometimes it’s their favorite catch phrase. No matter what it is, they’ve got a way to express themselves or incorporate some of their business’ branding into their online socializing, and you’re left out. Not cool!

Identifying undercover comment spam

2017-06-26T21:01:43+00:00

The average website that allows user interaction will receive between 10 and 200 spam comments per day. No, that’s not a typo: 10 to 200 spam comments per day. There’s plenty that can be done to automate the process of identifying and blocking spam, and if you’re hosting with us, we’ve put a number of those processes into place already. But spammers are wily, and are constantly inventing new ways to get around spam filters, and a few spam comments may slip through every week.

The mission of mission statements

2017-06-26T22:10:34+00:00

What's the point of even having one? Here's the point: A well-written mission statement provides a barometer for judging opportunities and ideas. It should help you to make decisions, but more importantly, it should help every single person in your organization make decisions.

Getting stuff done with email

2017-04-20T00:38:22+00:00

Because of the number of emails busy people receive each day, most people only skim emails. But don’t worry, it’s not hard to write emails to make them easily understood and easily responded to even if they aren’t read completely! Soon, you'll compose all your emails in an ultra-easy-to-respond-to way without even having to think about it, and instead of wasting your time with email, you'll be getting more done.

What color is OUR brand?

2017-04-08T01:07:14+00:00

Recently, we discussed the cultural and psychological meanings that color can carry, and why it's important to have a strategy in place regarding color when it comes to your company. We thought that this week, we'd share with you our own brand palette and what meanings we attach to each of our colors.

Sweet cherries and sweet design

2017-03-21T23:02:22+00:00

Recently, we were working on producing a document that was packed full of juicy facts about Washington state cherry production. Unbeknownst to us, cherry farmers have been crushing it this decade, delivering nearly 60% of the US sweet cherries to all households. What's more, sales topped over $408M in revenue for Washington in 2015.

What color is your brand?

2017-03-14T18:49:53+00:00

Color has the power to influence, attract your customers and leave an indelible impression. Strategically using color across all of the pieces associated with your brand can increase the impact of every ad or brochure you put into the world, and increase how memorable your brand is to both current and potential customers.

What is password hygiene and why does it matter?

2017-02-22T21:55:45+00:00

There's lots of things that can be done to keep your passwords from ending up in the wrong hands, but no one else can do them for you or for your employees. When it comes to protecting the keys to the kingdom, security is everyone's job. Here's a few simple rules to live by to keep yourself (and your business) safe online.

The web is a battle ground: how hacking disasters happen every day

2017-02-10T15:36:45+00:00

Many people falsely assume that because their site gets little traffic, or is small, or because it does not store personal information, it won't be a target for hacking, and therefore they can afford to save a little money and time by not securing their website. We find that the average 5 page informational website experiences a minimum of 10 hacking attempts per day.