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02/23/22

How to Develop a Business Presence on YouTube – Marketing Minute

by Jim Ragosta, Director of Digital Strategy & Sales YouTube continues to dominate being the #1 social media platform, and the #2 most visited website domain in the United States, only behind their parent company, Google. (SEMRush) If you want to build your brand, it’s a safe bet that you should be on YouTube, whether that’s with a paid advertisement, or
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08/31/20

Are You Listening To Me?

“We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject. For both have labored in the search for the truth and both have helped in the finding of it.” Thomas Aquinas I noticed over the last several years, people have become increasingly “amped up”. I’m not sure if it’s because of the political climate,
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02/20/16

The role of the CMS at Force 5

Force 5’s arsenal of tools that we use to plan, build and measure websites expands daily. It’s the nature of the industry – growing and adapting to the industry as needed. One such tool is growing to be an essential part of our web offering; the CMS or Content Management System. We have implemented numerous CMS sites on the web
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09/14/15

How to Blow Your Chances in a Job Interview

The Creative Group released results from a survey they conducted with advertising and marketing executives.  The national study was based on 400 telephone interviews — 200 with advertising executives randomly selected from agencies with 20 or more employees and 200 with marketing executives randomly selected from companies with 100 or more employees. Advertising and marketing executives were asked, “When interviewing
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07/07/11

Bringing Next Generation to This Generation

Force 5 remains steadfast in its commitment to be a  “next generation brand development and marketing communications firm.”  Determing what that next generation technology is and how to bring it to clients in an effective and practical way is the real challenge in fullfilling our commitment.  One next generation technology is mobile.  Today, all indicators show that in the foreseeable future, mobile will play a
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05/05/11

How-To: Create a Simple Slideshow Header in Drupal 7

UPDATE: Since the posting of this article there has been dramatic improvements by the community and now this is no longer the best way to implement this feature. We now use the “Views Slideshow,” found at: http://drupal.org/project/views_slideshow. We have used this method to create the various slideshows for the City of South Bend at www.SouthBendOn.com. One of the more common
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04/15/11

Un-Marketing by Scott Stratten

 I found this video to be a  really helpful explanation of social marketing business strategy.   Scott Stratten, you rock! Force 5 would be happy to answer any questions you have about Social Media marketing, just drop us a line.
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04/04/11

Is Your Mobile Website Ready for a Caveman to Use?

Mobile browsing is here and now.  With estimates that over 50% of all mobile phones sold this year will be smart, preparing your website to become an amazing internet experience on these devices can be challenging.   As mobile technology continues to evolve into tomorrow, keeping it simple today is a must.  How simple?  Think Cave Man simple. Here some things
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01/11/11

When Marketers Should Make BIG Promises

My blog post last week on discoverforce5.com left you with this question:  “How much should a marketer promise about an experience?”  Probably better stated as : “How do I promise people enough to move them to action without setting them up for disappointment once they make the move?” I had several conversations about this last week.  It was clear this question hit home
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01/05/11

How-To: Use Wget to Automate the Karamasoft UltimateSearch Indexing Process for Your Website

Almost every modern website has a “search my site” module of some sort added to it. In this How-To I’m going to explain how to set up Karamasoft UltimateSearch to automatically rebuild its index on a repeating scheduled basis in a Microsoft Windows hosted environment. First, you will need to obtain the UltimateSearch software from the Karamasoft site, found at:
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10/18/10

Pin sites to your taskbar

With the recent release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 beta you are now able to see the work that has gone into a browser that has not seen much forward development in meeting web standards or rendering speeds compared to its rivals (Opera, Firefox, & Google Chrome). Microsoft has even launched BeautyOfTheWeb.com website showcasing the new features and abilities. One
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07/09/10

How-to: 301 Permanent Redirect with ASP.NET 4 – Response.RedirectPermanent()

During the process of migrating development over to the .NET 4 Framework there have been noticeable improvements. One of the newest improvements is used quite often, Response.RedirectPermanent(). This new feature does a permanent redirection from a requested URL to a specified URL. For a quick flashback to how this was previously completed review the code below: /* * Previous 301
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