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So You Wanna Be An Entrepreneur? (An Alberta Perspective)

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Budding entrepreneurs in Alberta can take heart. It is an amazing time in our province as diversification gets some wind in its sales (er, um, sails). Wow … who’s that guy in the picture? ūüôā Stephen King in university, circa 1983, complete with an Atari 400 (with my first game […]

Commercialization Challenges of Mobile Software Development in an Exponentially Fragmented Ecosystem

Commercial Challenges of Mobile Software Development in a fragmented mobile ecosystem

Part 3 of the “Fragmented Mobile Ecosystem” series Over the last 7 years, the pace of change has been exponentially increasing, and we’ve shifted from early mobile platform wars to mobile dominance by iPhone and Android, to the explosion of IoT (internet of things) and the exponential impact of multiple disruptive […]

The Art of Listening by President Donald Trump

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Much has been and will be written about Donald Trump’s rise to power. I will leave it to others to discuss the issues. Right or wrong, whatever you may think, love him or hate him, you gotta hand it to Donald Trump. He played America like a fiddle. When I […]

[Infographic] Online Anatomy of the 2016 #accelerateAB Conference

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Last week’s #accelerateAB conference in Edmonton was exceptional.¬†The feeling of excitement and optimism in our tech community¬†was palpable (albeit subdued by the overarching difficult economic times in Alberta). #diversifyalberta has become a battle cry. It feels like the Alberta tech community¬†has turned a corner after several years of pulling together […]

18 Things You Don’t Want To Hear About B2B Marketing

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Most of our clients are B2B (Business-to-Business) companies. We find there are lots of online marketing truths and half-truths that make executives scratch their head and say “Hmmmm … ” The¬†business of marketing in B2B industries has changed significantly in the past few years. You don’t really sell to a […]

Pagespeeds Insights is a Bunch of #Horseshit

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First of all, let’s get this out of the way. We’re Google fan-boys and girls here at Stephdokin. Google does amazing things with data. But when data stinks, you have to call it what it is. According to Google,¬†PageSpeed Insights¬†is a “tool that helps developers optimize their web pages by […]

Microsoft heats up O/S platform wars with release of Windows 10

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As digital marketers, we LOVE it when new technology and platforms are launched. It creates change. Change creates opportunity. From product innovation and development to¬†product positioning, brand messaging and marketing campaigns. Zig Zag Change allows us to help our clients zig when competitors are still zagging. So pay attention to […]

The Amazing Mobile Advantage for your Small Business

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Why do anything about the most recent¬†mobile update? Google updates their Algorithm way too often…or at least it seems that way. Last year saw 15 updates and in 2012 there was a whopping 37 of them, so far this year there have been 3. So I know you are happy […]

The 2015 Global Petroleum Show Ushers in New Era of Oil and Gas Pie

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We are all aware of what is going on in the oil and gas industry and how it is has the ability to affect almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Through every struggle we find opportunity. As the Calgary Herald reported last week: The theme of next week‚Äôs Global Petroleum Show […]

Internet Trends 2015: The Bible From The Mouth Of Mary

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I love Mary Meeker. We’ve never met, but I know her intimately. From Mary Meeker’s beautiful brain comes the annual report that is so bristling with statistical grandeur and specificity about global internet trends that it’s become the manifesto, the Bible, the MUST-READ for anyone that has anything to do with the […]