Converstation Starters

Online newspapers are finally finding their strides, despite the dire warnings about the Internet being the death of newspapers.  Many newspapers are realizing that the Web provides a unique opportunity to once again be the source for information.  For years Americans have drifted away from newspapers, but as more and more of us use the Web to find information and news — the online newspapers are really our most reliable sources of information.

The Magic of Moo

Moo is huge.  Moo is fun.  Moo is more interesting than the Moo crew ever imagined. What’s Moo?  It’s all Greek to you? Moo, is a company that prints 1/2 sized business cards as personal calling cards.  The gimmick is that you can pull pictures from your Flickr account and crop them to size in the Moo interface and then type a personal message on the back.  Moo called them “calling cards,” but like so many user-generated content ideas —…

The 3rd-Space Site Concept

People like to remind me that more than 1/2 of the country says they’ve never even been on a blog.  I like to remind them that lots of people have been on blogs, but just don’t realize the website they were on is, technically, a blog.  Whenever I start talking social media or social networking and the business value of it all — eyes start to roll.   Too many corporate executives still don’t get it.  Too many are still worried…

Site Launch: FDHN.org

CDG Solutions is proud to announce the launch of the Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition‘s new website. The site was designed by CDG and implemented in our content management system, WMS. Tags: fdhn, website redesign, nonprofit, launch

Visibility Optimization

It’s time to change the converstation. Too many people talk about search engine optimization as the holy grail and act like it’s divorced from all other forms of marketing and communications. Then there are the search marketing (e.g. adwords, Yahoo Search Marketing) camps which contend that the only choice is to buy hundreds of useless keywords with contextless ads. And of course there are the growing social media & viral camps that insist that this is the only way.
ENOUGH ALREADY!!
That’s right two exclamation points. I’m that serious.

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