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The “Glory” of Business Travel

We all know someone, or are someone, who travels frequently for business.  Occasionally in conversation the topic of my business travel comes up.  Once I hear remarks like, “Oh, you get to travel for business? You’re so lucky!” I know that I’m the only one in the conversation that has to travel for business.  I understand why it sounds so appealing –really I do.  The idea of getting to jet set around instead of sitting in the same office eating the same lunch day after day does sound nice on paper.  The reality is though, that traveling for business is NOT as glamorous as it sounds.  At times it can be downright terrible.

  • 17 June 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1113
The Apple Watch Experience

​We’ve talked a lot about the Apple Watch and wearable tech in the past.  I finally did it –I bought an Apple Watch.  This wasn’t an overnight endeavor; I’ve voiced concerns in the past about how practical this kind of product really is or isn’t.  So, I took a long time to buy one.  My experience has been a little different than I anticipated.

  • 18 February 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1026
Biggest Online Marketing Misconceptions

​Social media marketing, content marketing, and any sort of online marketing in general.  What do all of these things have in common? Anyone can do them, right? Well, in theory yes.  In reality, not so much.  The problem is that people jump headfirst into marketing online for their businesses and fall into the trap of some common and unfortunate misconceptions. 

Content Marketing: The Secret to Creating Great Content

Content marketing is huge; there is no question about that. But, where are content marketers getting all of this winning content? How do they know what content will be a hit and what will be a miss?  What is the big secret to creating great content?

Well, creating great content all depends on the audience and the subject matter.  As a marketing consultant, we have to consider our clients and their needs.  So, let’s pull back the curtain a little bit.

How Making the Switch to an iPhone Will Change Your Life

Well, it’s official.  I’m an Apple convert.  Recently, my last phone bit the dust (kind of literally) so I purchased an iPhone 6.  My first iPhone.  I have to say, it is kind of a game changer.  Sure, I’ll look back and remember fondly the times that I wanted to throw my previous phone against the wall.  And yes, I will have to think of new things to do to fill the time I used to spend restarting my phone regularly.  Every five minutes.  Of my life.  But I think I can persevere, and I hope to come out the other side.  So, what is it that makes my iPhone so great?  Well, it’s hard to say because my user experience has been so absolutely seamless.

#BlackFridayPhotoContest - We're Giving Away Up to $500 in our Biggest Contest of the Year!

Black Friday is right around the corner and we’ve decided to give you a little extra shopping money this holiday season!  We want to hear about your User Experience while you’re out shopping.  We talk a lot here about new technology, new apps, software, processes, etc.  Now is your chance to show it off!


Thanks for Reaching Out - Samsung Follow Up
A few weeks ago, I wrote a two part article series about my user experience with both T Mobile and Samsung (Part One and Part Two).  I tagged both companies in the post and wanted to take a moment and thank Samsung for reaching out to me for help.  To be completely honest, I've spent entirely too much time on the phone dealing with this whole issue and I am not really interested in investing any more time into it.  I found a few hacks online that have worked to fix my issues with the phone for the time being.  I do truly appreciate you taking the time to reach out though.  It goes a long way to assuring this customer that you care about my experience.  If I have any future issues, I'll be sure to reach out again.  Thanks for taking the time to respond.
Congrats to Our Winners and Stay Tuned for our Next Contest

Well, our Twitter contest has officially wrapped and I'd say it's fair to say that we can call it a success!  We are sending out a $50 Visa Gift Card this week to each of our lucky winners: Hope Gilroy of Pennsylvania and Kimberly Snyder of North Carolina.  What did they do to win?  They simply retweeted our content!

Narrowing Down My Choices

In response to the resounding number of replies I've received (AKA crickets), I've looked back over our choices for Twitter contests. At this point, if I had to narrow down the choices, I'd pick one of two options. I'd be interested in either a "Tweet an Answer" contest or a "Picture Contest". You can refer back to our last post for more info on these types of contests.


Types of Twitter Contests

For the past few weeks I've been diving in deeper to see what Twitter contests are all about.  Having never run a Twitter contest yet myself, I wanted to dig in and see the specific types of contests that people are successfully running.  

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Consultants: The Importance of Being an Expert

​As a consultant, you’ll run into situations nearly daily where you are meeting new people who want to hear about what you do. I get questions regularly on topics that I consult on. Many times these conversations come up on the spot and out of a normal business environment.  So, what do you do when you’re approached, totally unprepared, and you have to talk about your business out of the blue? Do you know your business well enough that you can stop whatever you’re doing and come up with an intelligent informed conversation? As a consultant, this is a must.
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