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Fargo, ND – Sundog, Inc. – a Fargo-based marketing and technology company – announces their interns for the Summer Internship Program.

Fargo, ND – Sundog, Inc. – a Fargo-based marketing and technology company – hires Ben Sailer.

Sundog, Inc. – a marketing and technology company in Fargo – hires Zach Johnson, Amber Vogel, Matthew McGarry, Joe McNett and Matthew Lennington.

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July 31, 2014: Lynlee Espeseth posted a blog entry titled Why Interns Might Be One Of Your Best Marketing Strategies.

Interns can’t catch a break sometimes. The biggest stories about them seem to involve why they are suing their bosses or why they shouldn’t run your social media.

July 31, 2014: Dani Krolak posted a blog entry titled SUNDOG SPOTLIGHT: TAMMY.

Denver has a new team member! This rock and mineral specimen collector brings just enough experience to keep Andrew in line, all while making sure our Denver colleagues are thriving. Meet Tammy Nelson:

July 30, 2014: Dean Froslie posted a blog entry titled Does Your Content Build Relationships?.

As we create content, we obsess over so many considerations. It’s easy to lose sight of perhaps the most crucial factor: Does our content build relationships?

July 29, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a white paper titled Increasing Employee Engagement Through Fitbit/Salesforce Integration.

Wearable devices are growing in popularity, with the most popular subset geared toward fitness. A recent article of Venturebeat discovered that, of the fitness wearables, Fitbit tops the charts in popularity and user satisfaction. Given the overwhelming popularity of Fitbit and the increasing popularity wearables in general, it seems only natural to use the data from these devices to gain insights into customers or employees. This white paper explores integrating this data into Salesforce. More specifically, it will cover the creation and execution of building a Fitness Calendar that works with user data in Salesforce, giving employees the opportunity to track and compete with coworkers in a monthly fitness challenge.

July 29, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Creating Classes and Triggers in APEX Using the Tooling API.

Have you ever or are you now in a situation where you need to create an Apex class or trigger via Apex code and you are looking for a good way to do so?  Then you have come to right place.  This post will outline a simple and easy way to create these files in your Apex code that can be run from anywhere.

July 29, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Working With Dynamic Markers in Google Maps JS API.

Google Maps has been around for quite a while.  As such, when I came across the need to add dynamic markers to a map I did some searching.  My search didn’t really yield what was looking for.  There were a couple of similar situations I had found but nothing that really worked well.

July 29, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Starting a PushTopic for the Streaming API in Salesforce.

If you have ever used the Streaming API in Salesforce you know that you need to create a PushTopic for users to subscribe to for streaming to work.  Not a big deal right?  It’s just an object and the topics are just records in the object.

July 29, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Upload an Image From Your Mobile Device to Salesforce Using Cordova.

If you have ever built a hybrid mobile application on the Salesforce Platform, you are probably familiar with Cordova.  Cordova allows your application to talk to mobile specific hardware via a JavaScript API.  This allows you the ability to tap into all the device features via JavaScript which allows for cross platform functionality.  In this blog post I will outline using your device’s camera to take a picture and subsequently upload that picture a content item in a Chatter Feed.

July 29, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a blog entry titled Is the shotgun approach more effective than the rifle approach to social media?.

In Jay Baer’s latest presentation at Social Fresh conference this past month, he asks, “Is the shotgun approach more effective than the rifle approach to social media?” After watching the presentation and looking forward to listening to Jay speak in Fargo, ND this September, I decided I wanted to reflect and share my thoughts together on this topic.

July 28, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Sticking with Standard Functionality - Yet Another Example.

Salesforce’s release of ‘Sales Reach’, a new solution for the Salesforce1 Sales Cloud app, yet again shows why it is best to stay with standard functionality on the Force.com platform.

July 28, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a blog entry titled 5 ways to build relationships on Twitter.

Twitter is a great tool to build relationships and connect with others online. More youth are joining the platform to engage as a secondary platform as they watch TV or engage in an event. This allows them to connect with others watching the same show or at the same event. However, in the business world, Twitter many times is under-utilized in building relationships. Today, lets take a look at the top 5 ways to engage and build relationships on twitter.

July 28, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Student, Well-Rounded and A Person Built for Others.

How do you grow a developer into these types of roles:  Consultant, Leader, Expert and Engineer?  I think it is by developing all pieces of the developer.

July 26, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Anti-Spam Laws - Salesforce.

Salesforce is not setup to be a large email spamming platform, but even one wrongly sent email can break email regulations around the world.  Read on for some details on some of the features in Salesforce for working with these anti-SPAM regulations.

July 26, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Taking Care of HIPAA Data - Salesforce Style.

So you are dealing with health-care patient data in Salesforce?  What are some HIPAA related concepts to keep in mind?

July 24, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a blog entry titled 2014 Social Media Facts.

As social media is always changing, it’s always beneficial to keep up to date with the most recent stats in the industry. I have collected the top stats from multiple sources I follow below. Take a look and see how the industry is shifting in the space of social media.

July 24, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a blog entry titled Why to blog as a healthcare company.

Blog Inc. defines blogging as, “an interactive website that delivers regular content to its readers.” Blogs can be managed by one person or by a team and often is a combination of written content, photos or video. Blogs tend to display like a newsfeed with the most recent posts at the top and older posts following. The key to blogging lies within the content. It’s important that the content is fresh and relevant.

July 22, 2014: Dani Krolak posted a blog entry titled SUNDOG SPOTLIGHT: BRANDON.

This ‘Dogger may have been an integral part of bringing TEDx to Minot, but around the office he’s our lifeline to all things IT. Here’s the guy you all want on your side: Brandon Cuddigan.

July 17, 2014: Susanna Oliver posted a blog entry titled When Retail Emails Go Awry: A Collection of Real Examples.

Typos, misspellings, missing or incorrect links, poor punctuation, unintended verbiage interpretations, and missing alt text are all ways emails can go awry. Here are some examples that have landed in my inbox.

July 1, 2014: Dani Krolak posted a blog entry titled SUNDOG SPOTLIGHT: JEN.

Growing up on a dairy farm, she started milking cows at the age of 5. Now, this lovely lady is taking it to the big city to do some even bigger things for the Sundog brand. Meet the latest (and maybe even the sweetest) member of the Marketing Strategy Team: Jen Thompson.

June 30, 2014: Lynlee Espeseth posted a blog entry titled We’re All Nerds, And It Will Save Your Marketing.

When you think of a nerd, you might think of someone who wins spelling bees or math tournaments, or goes to comic book conventions. The truth is, we’re all nerds, and when you can tap into someone’s inner nerd your marketing can succeed.