The Digital Easter Egg

Did you ever do an Easter egg hunt as a child?I did. I loved the thrill of running around and trying to find bright, decorated eggs in clever hiding locations by outsmarting the other kids. I always made sure to end the hunt with a bigger stash than anyone else…I’m competitive like that.Let’s see how this plays out in the new, … Continue reading

The 3 Habits of Highly Ineffective Marketers

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” The famous philosopher Aristotle wrote this over 2,300 years ago. What he forgot to add was this: “…and mediocrity, then, is also a habit. Even worse than eating fast food!” He probably wouldn’t have added the part about fast food, since McDonalds hadn’t yet arrived … Continue reading

The Many-screened Hydra

In the second of the mighty Heracles’s legendary twelve labors, he confronted the Hydra. The Hydra was a terrifying creature with many heads, poisonous breath, blood so virulent that even its tracks were deadly, and for each head that was cut off, two more would grow in its place. In an epic struggle, he killed this awful creature through a … Continue reading

Easy Animation for Emails

Every so often we realize that an old technology can be effective in a new setting. In our last digital insight we looked at email-to-text, and this time we’ll look at how one of the worst design features of the early web has become a truly compelling tool for engaging emails and content marketing. I’m speaking about animated GIFs. Remember seeing images … Continue reading

You expect me to remember that password?

You know better than to use password123, but then what? PixelSpoke recently updated our website hosting to address a number of new opportunities, including improved security. However, one of the most important aspects of security isn’t how fancy your server security settings are, but how good your password habits are! Think of it this way: you can install the securest … Continue reading

Should I put my email address on my website?

Why use a contact form instead of sharing an email address? PixelSpoke often recommends the use of a contact form on a website to get prospects and customers to send you email rather than posting an email address online. Benefits of a contact form: Ease of use when a customer is ready to contact you No need to open an … Continue reading

Humor and Marketing

Studies have shown that a typical small child laughs four hundred times a day. The average adult? Seventeen. If we can find a way to use humor appropriately in our marketing efforts, we can reap big dividends, bringing some cheer into our customers otherwise stressful and harried days. Here are five excellent examples of companies that used humor in their … Continue reading