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

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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. 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

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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. 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 […]

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 […]