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Fargo, ND – Sundog, Inc. – a Fargo-based marketing and technology company – hires Mike Daugherty.

Fargo, ND – Sundog, Inc. – a Fargo-based marketing and technology company – hires Andrew Erovick.

Fargo, ND – Sundog, Inc. – a Fargo-based marketing and technology company – hires Jon Kitzman, Jena LaPlante and Katie Schalow.

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March 27, 2015: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Focus on Branded Apps Fades, Shifts Toward Mobile Partnerships.

Apps, apps, apps! Everybody wants an app. What if I were to say, “You don’t need an app!”? Would you think I was crazy? The reason is simple. What you really need is a mobile strategy. This strategy may very well involve your own branded app, but it may not.

March 24, 2015: The position Director of Marketing Strategy was posted in Careers.

March 12, 2015: Dani Krolak posted a blog entry titled SUNDOG SPOTLIGHT: JENA.

This lady sure knows how to bring energy to her team and the rest of 5th floor! But when she’s not in design mode, she’s a national Ground Water Guardian for an organization that stresses on water conservation. Meet Jena LaPlante:

February 25, 2015: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Call the Infusionsoft API from Salesforce - Part II.

In the last blog post I described the Infusionsoft API and how to get an access token.  In this blog post I will show one example on how to use that access token to make an Infusionsoft API call.

February 25, 2015: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Call the Infusionsoft API from Salesforce.

Do you need to call the Infusionsoft API from Salesforce?  Here are some ideas to get you started.

February 25, 2015: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Getting an Attribute Value from XML - Salesforce.

Getting a value from between XML tags can be done with some pretty simply string manipulation, but what about getting an attribute value?

February 25, 2015: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Upserts with Generic sObjects - Salesforce.

Upserts do not work with generic sObjects, but you can basically do a couple more loops to have the same effect.

February 25, 2015: Dean Froslie posted a blog entry titled Is Your Content Unique?.

Too often, organizations clutter their channels with content that offers the same-old guidance, tips, tools and topics. They fail to capture their brand’s unique value proposition, voice and niche.

February 6, 2015: Dean Froslie posted a white paper titled BEYOND THE STYLE STANDARDS: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH CONTENT.

Content creators – and writers, I’m mostly talking about us – are a quirky, obsessive bunch.

Most of us naturally fixate on the nuances of language. We squabble over Oxford commas. We get feisty about style manuals. We debate the necessity of one space or two after sentences (and show our age in the process).

Our employers and clients add more layers of paranoia. We strive to conquer company style. We learn the brand standards. We balance the varied (and sometimes contradictory) views of stakeholders. We anxiously juggle deadlines, budgets and processes.

When we master these areas, we treat them like badges we’ve earned. We display them on our resumes. We’re endorsed for them on LinkedIn. Along the way, however, we may lose sight of why our content exists:

Content builds relationships.
Relationships are built on trust.
Trust drives revenue.

-Andrew Davis

February 4, 2015: Dani Krolak posted a blog entry titled SUNDOG SPOTLIGHT: AMY.

The spotlights are making a comeback and it’s this Minneapolis gal’s birthday week! What better way to celebrate than throwing Amy Crews in the spotlight.

January 30, 2015: Susanna Oliver posted a blog entry titled What email clients should I test on?.

The email landscape has changed dramatically over the last several years. Two years ago, Outlook was still holding on to 20% of the market share despite mobile’s increasing influence. Now, Outlook is down to 9% and Gmail has doubled its popularity to 16% of the market share.

January 29, 2015: Susanna Oliver posted a white paper titled RESPONSIVE EMAIL DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT.

Mobile devices permeate every aspect of our lives. They are our telephones, our connection to friends, our fitness coaches, our on-the-go entertainment system, and in some ways, even our health experts. They are in airports, in waiting rooms, in the workplace, and in our homes. And everywhere, people are checking their email. So why not deliver emails meant for people on the go? Why not deliver content that engages them in their unique situations? Mobile devices account for over 50% of email traffic, no surprise given that users refer to their smartphones 150 times a day on average.

January 29, 2015: Susanna Oliver posted a blog entry titled The Life & Legacy of Outlook.

Outlook was born in 1997 to parents Windows and Office. He has lived a long and popular life despite being the object of much debate among those who know him best. His decisions and business choices have left lasting effects on the industry making many friends and enemies.

January 28, 2015: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Calling Amazon MWS - Part 4.

In the last blog post I looked at the GetReportRequestList call in the Amazon MWS API.  Now lets look at the specific GetReport call.

January 28, 2015: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Calling Amazon MWS - Part 3.

In the last blog post I looked at the RequestReport call in the Amazon MWS API.  Now lets look at the specific GetReportRequestList call.

January 28, 2015: Susanna Oliver posted a blog entry titled Email Interview Take-Aways.

How well do you know your audience? Have you talked to them recently? What do they think of your email campaigns? Do they mark your emails as “star” or “spam” when they see them?

January 28, 2015: Susanna Oliver posted a blog entry titled Interviews with email users: Marissa.

Let me introduce you to Marissa. She’s a recent college grad working a job she loves. She’s technically savvy, as are most of her generation. Last week, I had a nice chat with her about how she perceives and uses promotional emails. Here’s what we can learn from her as a typical, young consumer.

January 28, 2015: Dean Froslie posted a blog entry titled Five (More) Great Content Strategy Reads.

Last summer, I highlighted a few great content strategy reads and it’s time for a new roundup of content geekiness.

January 28, 2015: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Calling Amazon MWS - Part 2.

In the last blog post I looked at getting connected to the Amazon MWS API.  Now lets look at the specific RequestReport call.

January 27, 2015: Susanna Oliver posted a blog entry titled Interviews with email users: Jer.

And this is Jer. He’s a proud grandpa and if he had a smartphone, he’d be showing you pictures of his newest grandson! As a member of the silver-hair club, he’s more comfortable shuffling paper than traversing the computer landscape, but he’s active on his email and knows a good deal when he sees one.