For all DesignHammer colleagues and friends, we have a special giveaway in collaboration with the historic Carolina Theatre in Durham. We have tickets to two great performances coming up this month, four tickets to each show. So that’s two shows, one with two show dates, with four tickets each so 12 tickets total (so many tickets!). And if you want them, they can be yours!
Happy New Year!
Internet Summit 10 was a great success with a sold out crowd of approximately 1,500 attendees. Sessions included topics about The Future of the Web, Ecommerce, Email Marketing, Social Media, Mobile, Analytics & Measurement, Usability & the User Experience, Cloud Computing, and Social Gaming. Speakers represented national and local companies of all sizes, sharing their perspective on this quickly evolving world of the Internet.
Here are some thoughts from the team about their experiences at the Internet Summit 10 held in Raleigh. Paul Bredenberg, Frank Yonnetti and Tevan Alexander share their impressions of a few interesting sessions they attended.
Email marketing is a highly successful avenue for getting messages across to customers and prospects, but there are several factors that could turn a successful campaign idea into an ineffective email marketing effort if not executed properly. In his presentation at the Internet Summit in Raleigh, Michael C Bird of NetProspex highlighted seven important points to keep in mind when setting up your next e-mailing.
Habitat for Humanity of Durham recently completed the seventh year of their annual fundraising event, the Halloween 100, sending local participants on a 31-, 62-, or 100-mile ride through Durham to support the organization's home-building projects. DesignHammer Partner, Robert Weeks, talks about his participation with the event and the continuation of fundraising efforts.
Get more opinionated online and it can help you get better customer service. The social media analytics service Klout is quantifying your social influence, so develop your networks and reap the rewards!
Last week as part of Internet Week events in New York City, Mashable presented their very first Mashable Media Summit. The day was full of an excellent array of speakers from organizations such as Starbucks, CNN, Foursquare, The Red Cross, and included a special presentation from Edward Norton to introduce his new philanthropy website, Crowdrise. Here is a brief summary of Ricky Van Veen's presentation on the "10 Web Content Urban Legends," which could also be appropriately titled, "Guidelines for Creating Great Web Content."
Privacy issues aside, what is Facebook offering to its users that people are spending an average of 7 hours per month on the site?
Recently, a mom in the UK received a huge shock when she discovered her 12 year-old son used his savings and her credit card to spend a total of $1,400 playing the Facebook application game Farmville. Here is some advice to parents who want their children to enjoy themselves, but seeking to avoid a surprise smack to the wallet.