Asides consists of offbeat digital marketing news that we come across in our travels.

Life after federal contracting

2016-10-17T10:29:49+00:00 January 20th, 2014|Asides, SEO|

This is just a quick note to inform my former colleagues that there is life after federal contracting! About seven years ago I quit my job as the CMO of a federal event planning company and took the entrepreneurial plunge, launching /buzzquake, which provides myriad marketing services, including graphic design for web and print, direct [...]

Anyone can be a futurist

2016-10-17T10:29:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2013|Asides|

I recently saw a list of ten things that will disappear in your lifetime and was most intrigued by the inherent self-confidence (audacity) required to pen such a list. Actually, much of the list wasn’t news.  The article read like it was five years old.  Although there was a lot of good information, I think [...]

Buzzquake is a natural selection

2016-10-17T10:29:52+00:00 October 14th, 2013|Asides|

As it turns out, Darwinian Theory applies to web development, too. Not all web developers are created equal. There is a continuum of skill. The more highly evolved developers build effective websites that enable success, meaning prospects are moved to action, good things happen on a regular basis, and goals are attained in multiple, consecutive [...]

Has iStock Stanley gone missing?

2016-10-17T10:29:54+00:00 July 30th, 2013|Asides, Content Strategy|

We can only suppose that an inside joke eventually got out. Web designers have for several years joked about iStock Stanley (pictured), the handsome yet unremarkable stock photography business man who appeared on so many websites that he became embarrassingly familiar. Does anybody know this guy? What’s his real name? A recent search of iStockPhoto and ShutterStock revealed [...]

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