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May 17th, 2017

Our office mascot and tennis ball manager, Murphy, gets top billing on the home page of our latest web project for VetMEDResearch. As the largest verified veterinary research panel in the U.S., VetMEDResearch helps animal health companies reach veterinarians and hospital staff for research projects through surveys and focus groups. Over 3,000 verified panel members participate in the research for pharmaceutical companies, food and nutrition companies, pet service and product companies, as well as allied advertising and marketing research firms. Murphy approves.

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August 12th, 2009

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…I’m sure you have heard about these popular Social Media sites. And now businesses are taking advantage of this marketing tool and reaching people they may otherwise have never reached. Where do you start? There are a lot of business bloggers out there who can tell you how to do it, why you should do it and if it’s worth it. However, unless you are willing to put in time and effort, it won’t do much for your business.

First, you need to set goals, determine your audience and find a consultant to help. Communication is the key, and you can’t do it all yourself. Social Media marketing takes time and it is very difficult to measure your ROI (Return On Investment). Why bother? Because you will be connecting with people you may not otherwise have reached through conventional advertising. In turn, those people will tell their friends, colleagues and peers. What’s more, consumers today are trusting referrals before any other form of advertising. Wouldn’t you?

The bottom line is, it’s all about a new way to develop relationships with your customers. Lidija Davis of ReadWriteWeb posts: Marketers today are caught up in a jumble of buzzwords that mean very little.  It’s a confusing time, but to get the marketing right, you need to start thinking about relationships first.  “It’s not about selling something anymore; that might be the end result, but to get there, you need to work on the relationship.”

More to come on this hot topic, so stay tuned…

May 26th, 2009

We received a phone call recently from one of our customers about a domain name renewal solicitation they received. It looked legitimate until you read the cleverly hidden small print.

These “domain name renewals” are notifications that may be sent to you by U.S. Mail, fax or perhaps by email. These mailings are unsolicited and from unscrupulous domain registrars that are attempting to trick unwary domain owners into transferring their domain name to their services. They begin their letter announcing that your domain name is about to expire and you need to renew. These companies typically mark up the cost of the domain significantly beyond the market rate of domain names. As soon as you send a check or credit card payment, your domain name registration transfers to this company and you will pay additional costs. One recent mailing we received was from “Liberty Names of America” which has been given an F rating by the Better Business Bureau.

Please be wary of any notification you receive from someone who is not your current domain name registar. If you are not sure, contact your website host.