How to Get People to Sign Up for Your Facebook Contest
Hint, it's not banging your head against the wall... Trust me -I tried that. After nearly two weeks of trying everything under the sun to give away $100, I finally found something that worked. And, being the kind individual that I am, I decided to share with all of you. By the way, thanks for all your great comments and feedback (cough, cough).
Qplay: TiVo's Founders Have Created New Way to Watch TV
I was looking for a highly interactive new application that would seriously boost entertainment pleasure, and it looks like I may be getting what I was looking for. If you were following along here, I talked about my wish for a Website DVR –an application with the ability to record shows directly from different websites with no wait time, no buffering, and (in a perfect world) with no internet necessary.
  • 26 February 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2757
Attempting to Increase Engagement

If you've been following along here you'll know that we launched a Facebook giveaway last week with VERY FEW people who have signed up.  Sign up closes this Friday, and the number of people engaging hasn't budged.  Let me walk you through a few things I've tried in my attempts to increase engagement.


Facebook - What Am I Doing Wrong?

This week we kicked off our first Facebook contest.  It’s a giveaway really.  We are literally giving away a $100 Visa gift card.  I was definitely optimistic going into this week that we were going to be wildly successful getting people to enter.  All folks have to do is ‘like’ the page if they don’t already, leave their first name and email, and TA DA they are entered.  Problem?  We only have one. single. person. who signed up.  I launched the contest on Monday and it runs through the last day of the month.  What am I doing wrong here?  I’ve promoted it across all our social media platforms –multiple times a day.  Am I missing something? 


Retailers: What Chip-and-PIN Cards Mean to You

Have you heard the buzz?  The end of the swipe-and-sign credit card is near.  Well, the end has already happened in many parts of the world, but the US is finally following suit after some pretty big events (Target, Neiman Marcus, etc).  What does this change mean for you?  What does this change mean for business owners all across the country?


  • 19 February 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2700
A Few Advertising Flops

I'm taking this week to plan our first Facebook contest; it kicks off this upcoming Monday.  Now that I've taken the past three weeks to use paid advertising to beef up our Facebook following, it's finally time to give those new followers a chance to win a great prize.  Money!  Meanwhile, I wanted to look back on the past few weeks and share a couple "learn from my mistakes" ... "do as I say not as I do" tips when it comes to advertising on Facebook and Twitter.


iOS 8 "Healthbook" and Things SIRI Should Do...

I was talking with SIRI the other day, I asked Siri to remind me to take a medication twice a day –every 12 hours. SIRI’s response? No. Well, basically SIRI told me that it was too often/too much to remind me every 12 hours indefinitely. So that got me thinking. What should SIRI be able to do?

  • 12 February 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2570
Getting My Feet Wet in Paid Advertising

Alright, I promised I’d be back Monday with the results I’ve had so far with my Twitter and Facebook paid advertising campaigns.  Well, here I am.  Let’s lay it out by social network and start at the beginning.


Getting Started

How to Buy Friends and Influence People

On social media! Sorry, I can't help you with that application in day to day life...  I'm here to document and share with you the good, the bad, and the ugly of my first attempts to market via social media advertising and contests.  I'm new to this, so feel free to struggle along with me, point out my mistakes, and give me some nice pointers.  


Why Google is Buying... Everything

Google is taking over the world! No? Well, sort of.  Google has been acquiring, on average, more than one company a week since 2010.  Incredible right?  In the past two months, the push has been for several big robotics companies, artificial intelligence companies, and home automation companies (Nest).  So what exactly are they doing?


  • 5 February 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 4986
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2014: Top 3 Technology Trends Emerging in the Automotive Industry

We took a look back at the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago,here, and reported the top products of the 2014 show. The Automotive Industry, however, is a whole other monster and they have been slowly invading the CES for several years now. This year was no exception. In fact, they took it to a whole new level. This year the focus was geared towards self-driving tech and the connected car. There have been some pretty big Auto Industry announcements both from the CES2014 and also just buzzing around car shows, etc. that we’d like to share with you.
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Why Google is Buying... Everything

Google is taking over the world! No? Well, sort of.  Google has been acquiring, on average, more than one company a week since 2010.  Incredible right?  In the past two months, the push has been for several big robotics companies, artificial intelligence companies, and home automation companies (Nest).  So what exactly are they doing?
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How to Buy Friends and Influence People

On social media! Sorry, I can't help you with that application in day to day life...  I'm here to document and share with you the good, the bad, and the ugly of my first attempts to market via social media advertising and contests.  I'm new to this, so feel free to struggle along with me, point out my mistakes, and give me some nice pointers.  
Read more
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Getting My Feet Wet in Paid Advertising

Alright, I promised I’d be back Monday with the results I’ve had so far with my Twitter and Facebook paid advertising campaigns.  Well, here I am.  Let’s lay it out by social network and start at the beginning.
Read more
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iOS 8 "Healthbook" and Things SIRI Should Do...

I was talking with SIRI the other day, I asked Siri to remind me to take a medication twice a day –every 12 hours. SIRI’s response? No. Well, basically SIRI told me that it was too often/too much to remind me every 12 hours indefinitely. So that got me thinking. What should SIRI be able to do?
Read more
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A Few Advertising Flops

I'm taking this week to plan our first Facebook contest; it kicks off this upcoming Monday.  Now that I've taken the past three weeks to use paid advertising to beef up our Facebook following, it's finally time to give those new followers a chance to win a great prize.  Money!  Meanwhile, I wanted to look back on the past few weeks and share a couple "learn from my mistakes" ... "do as I say not as I do" tips when it comes to advertising on Facebook and Twitter.
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Retailers: What Chip-and-PIN Cards Mean to You

Have you heard the buzz?  The end of the swipe-and-sign credit card is near.  Well, the end has already happened in many parts of the world, but the US is finally following suit after some pretty big events (Target, Neiman Marcus, etc).  What does this change mean for you?  What does this change mean for business owners all across the country?
Read more
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Facebook - What Am I Doing Wrong?

This week we kicked off our first Facebook contest.  It’s a giveaway really.  We are literally giving away a $100 Visa gift card.  I was definitely optimistic going into this week that we were going to be wildly successful getting people to enter.  All folks have to do is ‘like’ the page if they don’t already, leave their first name and email, and TA DA they are entered.  Problem?  We only have one. single. person. who signed up.  I launched the contest on Monday and it runs through the last day of the month.  What am I doing wrong here?  I’ve promoted it across all our social media platforms –multiple times a day.  Am I missing something? 
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Attempting to Increase Engagement

If you've been following along here you'll know that we launched a Facebook giveaway last week with VERY FEW people who have signed up.  Sign up closes this Friday, and the number of people engaging hasn't budged.  Let me walk you through a few things I've tried in my attempts to increase engagement.
Read more
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Qplay: TiVo's Founders Have Created New Way to Watch TV

I was looking for a highly interactive new application that would seriously boost entertainment pleasure, and it looks like I may be getting what I was looking for. If you were following along here, I talked about my wish for a Website DVR –an application with the ability to record shows directly from different websites with no wait time, no buffering, and (in a perfect world) with no internet necessary.
Read more
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How to Get People to Sign Up for Your Facebook Contest

Hint, it's not banging your head against the wall... Trust me -I tried that. After nearly two weeks of trying everything under the sun to give away $100, I finally found something that worked. And, being the kind individual that I am, I decided to share with all of you. By the way, thanks for all your great comments and feedback (cough, cough).
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Wearable Technology Trends – Not What I’d Call Practical

The ideas surrounding these new wearable technologies are brilliant and revolutionary; no doubt about that. But are they practical? Will they catch on mainstream? I’m having a hard time jumping up and down with a resounding, “Yes!” I’m not saying it’s impossible. I’m saying that wearable tech is only going to catch on mainstream if it’s practical, attractive, and stylish to wear. We’re not going to strap a brick to the side of our heads and walk around town. Well, some people might, but I’m talking about “mainstream” right now…
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