About David Hamilton

Content Strategist at Kobayashi Online

For years, David has been interested in the intersection of media and business, and how they can create a better world.

With a degree in Economics from Queen’s University and a postgraduate certificate in journalism from Humber College, his day typically revolves around creating content for different audiences as well as for search engines.

His interest lies in making websites more easily found, and this has meant continuing to learn the best practices when it comes to writing and structuring web content.

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A WordPress Website to Help Lawrence Park Garden Care Grow

Posted in: Design, Portfolio, WordPress

Designed to show Lawrence Park Garden Care’s story, its dedicated staff, its philosophy, and its fantastic work, lawrenceparkgardencare.com was built by Toronto WordPress site development specialists Kobayashi Online, and creative marketing agency Finesilver Design + Communications. The LPGC logo design emphasizes a connection with nature, and its inherent beauty that’s brought out through landscaping, design, maintenance, and other garden care services. Likewise, […]

A Bright, Modern, and Responsive WordPress Website for SRG

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Kobayashi Online designed a bright, modern, and responsive website for consumer research and insight consultancy SRG giving them a functional online platform to help their insightful research work reach businesses who need it. Project Info URL: srgnet.com Client: SRG Completed: May 2013 Srgnet.com provides visitors with useful information and updates that would interest both current clients and potential clients. Built on the […]

Around the Office: Going Mobile, Flat Web Design, and Ghost CMS

Posted in: Around the Office, Online Friendly

Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Going Mobile Helps Customers Find You Always mobile-friendly, Andy endorses GoMo, Google’s initiative for businesses to go mobile. According to Google statistics, three-quarters of customers prefer a mobile-friendly site. Aside from making […]

Around the Office: WPUniversity Widget, Considering CISPA, WordPress.com Improvements, & More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. WordPress Education Inside the Dashboard Always on the lookout for things that make online friendly, Brent was happy to see Toronto WordPress developers come up with the WPUniversity Dashboard Widget, which […]

Around the Office: Fostering Innovation, Unwanted Beauty Pageants, and Dazzling Kinetic Art

Posted in: Around the Office, Online Friendly

Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Sowing the Seeds of Innovation Andy was intrigued with an education theory put forth by Harvard technology and entrepreneurship expert Tony Wagner that emphasizes skill development and motivation. Wagner says this […]

5 Reasons To Use Email Marketing

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Want to know how your small business can become online friendly? Our “Building an Email List” series is designed to guide your organization through the use of email marketing for building your brand reputation, following up with leads, and growing your customer base. Straightforward advice ahead! With all the hubbub over social media and their […]

Around the Office: Social Content Curation, Agile Marketing, Monday Spoilers, More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Curation Creates Scarcity from a Deluge of Online Content As a prolific creator of content, David was interested in the idea of social curation as reshaping the digital landscape (and even […]

Around the Office: The Value of Boredom, Aphasia-Friendly Websites, & the Offline Masses

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Entertaining Ourselves Away From Creativity While it offers some entertainment in downtime, Daveed is a little worried his iPhone could be zapping his creativity. There’s a growing body of evidence to […]

Around the Office: Oversharing Habits, Rethinking Remixes, & Google’s Noteworthy New Service

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Teaching Teens to Respect Their Own Privacy The emergence of social media, video, texts, audio, email and documents have contributed to a veritable explosion of Big Data. And while there’s no […]

Creating a Brand Online: Choosing a Domain Name

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Trying to understand how your small business can become online friendly? Our “Creating a Brand Online” series is designed to provide straightforward advice for your small business as you create your online brand. Many companies and individuals serious about their brand decide to register a domain name – typically in the form of “yourname.com”. This domain name can […]

Around the Office: Facebook “Likes” Give Us Away, Google Reader to Close, More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Inferring Who We Are from our Facebook “Likes” Daveed was curious what Facebook knows about him after finding out that Facebook “likes” can accurately infer race, IQ, sexuality, personality and political […]

A WordPress Website for Ilavsky Chartered Accountants

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For full-service, boutique accountancy firm Ilavsky Chartered Accountants, Kobayashi Online created a fully functioning WordPress website. Project Info URL: http://www.ilavskyaccounting.ca/ Client: Ilavsky Chartered Accountants Completed: March 2013 Kobayashi Online designed ilavskyaccounting.ca with its logo and corporate identity in mind, keeping a strong visual theme on all pages and incorporating it into the main navigation menu. The site features a clean and […]

Around the Office: Social Business, Content Marketing, 3-D Drawing, & More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. The Social Business Revolution Daveed, like Internet Evolution Editor-in-Chief Mitch Wagner, thinks the idea of social business holds tremendous possibilities and is just getting started. Instead of simply using social networks to find new customers, […]

Creating a Brand Online: Choosing a Creative Agency for Your Website

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Trying to understand how your small business can become online friendly? This is the second article in our series “Creating a Brand Online”, where we provide straightforward advice for your small business as you create your online brand. (Image by sunshinecity licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.) Looking for an agency to design and develop your website is thought […]

5 Digital Marketing Takeaways from PodCamp Toronto 2013

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The Kobayashi Online team had a great time over the weekend at PodCamp Toronto, an annual “unconference” that brings together some of the city’s brightest minds in new media. Along with the other interactive sessions, we were especially excited to have our own Andy McIlwain present one of the stellar opening sessions. In this blog […]

Around the Office: QR Codes; Strategizing Facebook Graph Search; Opera’s Next Act, & More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. QR Codes on the Menu Caroline was inspired by the possibilities of QR codes when hearing about a sushi shop wraps their rolls with QR codes. Diners at Britain’s Moshi Moshi […]

Digital Marketing Trend: The Brand Film

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Eschewing the restrictions of a slick, 30-second TV spot, brand films have emerged as a tasteful and compelling way to show what a brand is about. In contrast to a more straightforward commercial, a brand film can be thought of as a merging of a filmmaker’s vision and a brand’s core idea. Ideally, it bridges the […]

Around the Office: Peeking in on Vine; A Film on Viral Media; Sharing Secretly & More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. A Vine Hotline The makers of Twitter have devised a new social app called Vine which applies its predecessor’s length restrictions to mobile video clips. Just as Twitter is limited to […]

Creating a Brand Online: Using the Right Social Media for Your Brand

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Trying to understand how your small business can become online friendly? This is the second article in our series “Creating a Brand Online”, where we provide straightforward advice for your small business as you create your online brand. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have helped make the Internet a social place where people can […]