Dear Cell Phone Companies – here’s a free idea

You know those wallet cards you get with your cell phone service that’s a handy reminder of some of the functions you can perform on your phone to do things like check your account balance, voicemail, etc.? In the future, I hope cell phone companies just incorporate that into their software OR, even better, just … Read More

The things you learn, and the things you remember

WordPress is a beast that I love to hate to love. When it works, it works very well, which is 99% of the time. But when it doesn’t, well, then I can usually plan on spending at least 4-6 hours researching why it’s not, and then (most of the time) an hour or so fixing … Read More

IE6, PNGs and Forms – Oh My!

A recent example of a debugging episode with IE6 – We recently discovered that a form on a certain website had mysteriously stopped working in IE7 and Firefox (2 or 3, I don’t know which version) on a PC. More specifically, something was preventing the user from clicking on the form fields and links on … Read More

Method Acting, “As If” Marketing

Sorry Hollywood, I know you’ve had a rough year with the loss of Heath Ledger, Isaac Hayes, Bernie Mac and most recently, Paul Newman. But seriously, let’s end method acting. Bite the bullet and quit. I apologize to any readers who enjoy literary techniques as I have to refrain from metaphors that could cause harm … Read More

5ives: A Name History

Now that you have some background on how to name a business and have shared your own personal story, check out the history of some of the most famous brand names. Google Google was originally called “BackRub” by founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin because of how the search engine utilized “back links.” A year … Read More

North Dakota Young Professionals Recognize Absolute Marketing Group

Absolute Marketing Group is proud to be recognized by the North Dakota Young Professionals, NDYP, as one of the 12 best businesses for young professionals. Absolute Marketing Group was featured based on the average age of employees and professional accolades, namely the remarkable accumulation of ADDY awards for creative excellence at the 2008 FM ADDY … Read More

How to spot a hack

Looking to contract a freelancer? Here’s a few things to keep in mind. 1. Cost. As a general rule, experience and quality cost more, but money shouldn’t be a measure of ability. For example, a lot of very talented and young freelancers charge pennies simply because they want to add to their portfolio and start … Read More