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2014 Year For The Mobile

2014 Year For The Mobile The start of 2014 will be a year for the mobile, as we can see a growing trend in today’s society people are using their mobiles to access social media. Adobe did a survey on consumers to really find out how much people are using their mobile to access social …

Come With Me If You Want To Live Pt2

Come With Me If You Want To Live Pt2 As discussed in our last week’s blog about in the business world marketing online and how the scope of the internet is forever expanding. So this week my next topic or prediction might make my last week’s top 6 failed predictions right under ‘No one would …

Start Your Year The Easy Way

The end of the world never came, so here we are back to the grind at the start of what we’d like to hope will be another great year. One of the biggest issues with the new year is getting back into work mode. Everybody suffers from this (you’re lying if you deny it) including …

Facebook’s Dying Digital Democracy

Facebook used to be exemplary of a potentially Utopian universe; endless possibilities and exchanges of information to be had, while blurring the lines of global connectivity. Though the platform isn’t entirely Utopian based on the idea that you have to work within the confined site, the social implications thereof indicate a leniency towards unity. Now, we must …

Stop Blaming Computers!

There’s a circulation of a particular phenomenon that is leaving us with head-scratching distaste time and time again that we personally find unacceptable – blaming the computer. Not sure what we’re getting at? Well, for instance, this weekend we had to deal with a shit-storm of stupidity along the lines of online servers being down, …

Thanks For Nothing

Lately I’ve had a bout of bad experiences with horrible customer service, so here I am addressing the issue. When it comes to people doing the absolute bare bones minimum required of their job description as opposed to taking an extra 30 seconds to go the extra mile – hell, not even the extra mile, we’re …

iPhone5 – Told Ya So

What a surprise; it turns out we were right when we said the iPhone 5 was nothing to get excited about. The one big factor playing into the lack of hype and letigimate excitement for this phone’s flopped release was the lack of secrecy involved, as opposed to when Steve Jobs was still running the show …

iPhone 5 – Nothing To Get Excited About

Since Apple’s announcement of their press conference September 12th the internet has been flooded with is suspicion upon rumor upon unverified detail about the fabled iPhone 5. The only surfaced and questionably legitimate leak of the iPhone 5 (which will presumably not be numbered just like the newest release of the iPad, which was expected …

You Seriously Don’t Have A Facebook Account?!

If you, like us, have ever had the opportunity to meet somebody who doesn’t have a social media account, do you immediately ask them WHY? We do…there’s just something weird about not having a social media account or some shape or form nowadays. People borderline base eachothers’ existence on social media accounts. So what’s the …

Facebook…Come On Guys…

We know that the Facebook IPO story has been beaten to death, resurrected, then drowned…but we’ve still got a small bone to pick with this ‘IPO from hell’ situation. Now, what we’re having a hard time wrapping our heads around is what’s happened with their stock today considering their progress in the past quarter; their …

Print Vs Digital – The Ultimate Showdown

Laaaaadies and gentlemen, grab a drink and have a seat – it’s gonna be a showdown! Innnnn the red corner; a dated, expensive, and ineffective marketing tool that somehow still stays on top of the game despite its many flaws – print marketing! Wooo? No. Boo. In the blue corner; cost effective, traceable, broad-spectrum, fun …

Like Smoking, Cold Calls Kill

We had a very interesting article fall into our laps the other day, that, at first glance, appeared to be dated circa 1991, but, alas, was not. We present you: . Sadly, the author of this article did not decide to include the most important point in their conclusion (which should really have been presented …

#F***FBIFriday

The internet has proved itself yet again to be the most interesting creature we are yet to encounter. Surfing through cyberspace for quite some time have been all sorts of unique groups and characters, however none seem to step up to the place like these guys have. Anonymous, as they call themselves, are a ghost-like …

Competition is healthy right?

Hockey playoffs have taken over the lives of British Colombians, since the Canucks are thisclose to making it almost all the way, and it’s really sparked some serious fan-demonium around our office.  We have half the office as die hard Canuck Fans, half the office as die hard Anti-Canuck fans and half the office as …

App-dates. Busy week for me and my social media.

Just like the title of this post reads, I was a busy little Internet beaver this week. I felt kind of like Christopher Columbus, but rather than discover something profound like new land masses, I stumbled upon some new social media apps and stuff.  In the process I also found myself overwhelmed at how much …

Local print shops need to get their crap together

As someone who is really, really, obsessed with details, organization, processes and the like I have come across two of the most frustrating scenarios this month related to print shops.  First I should clarify. We don’t normally work with local printers.  Save the ‘ohmagawdyoudon’tsupportlocalBS’ for someone who cares because these incidents have reaffirmed exactly why …

Art work ***Warning NSFW

Office Contest So we had a contest running on our website, (this website right here) since it’s launch way back when.  Basically,  you could draw something with your mouse according to the posted theme and if your drawing was selected you would win $55.  It failed.  Miserably. F.A.I.L.  The only drawings that were ever submitted …

Thirsty Thursday – Sweet Blogging Dreams

Sweet Blogging Dreams I fell asleep last night dreaming of my next blog post.  I think that must be a common ‘issue’ that ‘bloggers’ especially ‘mega-bloggers’ like myself have to wrestle with.  I’ve written three blog posts, so I am therefore calling myself a ‘mega blogger’ now.  I count entitlement as a great quality to …

Apple wants to own your ass…

Apple wants to own your ass and Chanel wants to accessorize it Well so far I have no fans at all not a #1 or a #2, but that’s ok. I’m not going to let my narcissism get in the way of my goals – again. Not really sure what I should talk about today, …

September New Year’s

So most people have New Year’s resolutions where they commit to losing weight and giving up vices such as drugs, smoking and the Internets and just  generally improving their life.   Well I don’t smoke and I find that September is really my New Years. So for my September New Years (SNY) (BTW SNY starts after …