Amazon Web Services: How Big Is AWS?

Working with technology companies, I’m amazed at how many are hosting their platforms on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Netflix, Reddit, AOL, and Pinterest are now running on Amazon services. Even GoDaddy is moving a majority of its infrastructure there. Key to the popularity is the combination of the high availability and low cost. Amazon S3, for example, is designed to deliver 99.999999999% availability, serving trillions of objects worldwide. Amazon is notorious for its aggressive pricing

Stop Saying Attention Spans are Decreasing, They’re NOT!

We love snackable content just as much as the next person, but I believe there’s a huge misconception in our industry. The notion that attention spans are decreasing needs some context put around it. First, I absolutely disagree that people are spending less energy educating themselves around their next purchasing decision. Consumers and businesses that spent a lot of time before doing research are still doing a lot of research now. I ran analytics reports

Best Practices for Post and Status Update Formats

I’m not sure I would have called this infographic How to Create Perfect Posts; however, it does have some great clarification on what best practices work for updating your blog, video and social statuses online. This is the fourth iteration of their popular infographic – and it adds in blogging and video. Utilization of imagery, call-to-action, social promotion and hashtags are great advice and often ignored as marketers just work to broadcast their content. I

The Web Development Triangle

All of our contracts with our clients are ongoing monthly engagements. Very rarely do we pursue a fixed project and almost never do we guarantee the timeline. That may sound scary to some but the issue is that the goal shouldn’t be the date of release, it should be the business results. Our job is to get our clients business results, not take shortcuts to make launch dates. As Healthcare.gov is learning, that’s a path

Perfect Data is Impossible

Marketing in the modern era is a funny thing; while web based marketing campaigns are much easier to track than traditional campaigns, there is so much information available that people can be paralyzed in a quest for more data and 100% accurate information. For some, the amount of time saved by being able to quickly find out the number of people that saw their online ad during a given month is negated by the time