What Technology Has Been Eliminated with Smartphones?

We’re coming up on the 10th birthday of the iPhone, launched June 29th, 2007. Like any convincing psychopath, smartphones are able to put on a likable front. They are friendly, helpful and seem like they wouldn’t hurt a fly. All the while they are sadistic killers who smother alarm clocks in their sleep and make sure your GPS system is never found again. James Pelton It’s only fitting that Mobile Text Alerts launch this killer infographic:

Fascinating Insight on How Location-Based Intelligence is Helping Automobile Marketing

A few years ago, I attended training at the recommendation of my friend Doug Theis on networking. Doug is the best networker I know so I knew attending would pay off… and it did. What I learned was that many people make the mistake of putting a value on the direct connection, rather than the indirect connection. For example, I could go out and try to meet every marketing technology company to see if they

Shop Your Spot: A Mobile Deals App Built for the Consumer

Mobile rewards, mobile deals, mobile coupons, emails… all of these apps have one feature in common. They’re all push applications that endlessly nag the consumer to use the promotions that are pushed to them. That’s great for some consumers, but many consumers simply want to take advantage of deals when they’re ready to. That’s the idea behind Shop Your Spot. I appreciate the strategy behind this application because it empowers the user rather than the

How to Optimize a Page for Local Search

In a continued series on optimizing your site for inbound marketing, we wanted to provide a breakdown of how to optimize a page to be found for local or geographic content. Search engines like Google and Bing do a great job of picking up geographically-targeted pages, but there are some things you can do to ensure your local page is indexed properly for the correct region and associated keywords or phrases. Local search is HUGE…

Ever Heard of Plone? Six Feet Up?

Michael posted on the blog in May, when he visited CMS Expo, that Plone was one of the tracks there. Plone? What’s a Plone? I recently found out… Plone is among the top 2% of all open source projects worldwide, with 200 core developers and more than 300 solution providers in 57 countries. The project has been actively developed since 2001, is available in more than 40 languages, and has the best security track record