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

Sundog, Inc. – a marketing and technology company in Fargo – hires John Tousignant and Paul Bourdeaux.

Sundog, Inc. – a Fargo-based marketing and technology company – has been named the 2013 Best Place to Work in North Dakota by North Dakota Young Professionals (NDYP). This honor makes Sundog a two-time winner of the award, adding to their award from 2010 and making them the only company to win more than once.

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April 18, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a blog entry titled The Importance of a Social Media Audit.

Managing and maintaining a social media presence is a full time job especially when you have multiple profiles to manage and brand, competition and industry keywords to listen to. Then, there is the content strategy and real-time engagement—and don’t forget about strategic plans and social integration. With all of this to do, what’s left? Social media audits are often something that gets pushed under the rug. With so much content and creative moving around, companies should make an effort to take a look at their brand properties, including social, every one or two years to make sure they are relevant and consistent in writing style, brand and imagery.

April 18, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a blog entry titled Marketing Cloud Central.

The “Marketing Cloud” is taking the industry by storm and other companies are beginning to figure it out.  As Gartner predicted, CMOs would outspend CIOs on IT by the year 2017 and companies are on track to provide a solution these leaders want.

April 13, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled A Simple Email Integration Between Gravity Forms on WordPress and Salesforce.

Do you already have a Gravity Forms form on your WordPress site?  Do you want to get that data to Salesforce?  It can be done!

April 6, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled A Salesforce Task Creator By Email.

Have you ever wished you could send a simple email to Salesforce that would create a task for you?  It is possible!  Read on to find out how.

April 1, 2014: Sundog: The Podcast 058 - The Customer Journey was posted in Sundog: The Podcast.

March 31, 2014: Shawn Tennyson posted a blog entry titled Mobile Technology for the Consumer: iBeacon and NFC explained.

Since Apple’s announcement last year of iBeacon, Near Field Communications (NFC), has been cast aside by the tech media as antiquated technology. But upon closer scrutiny, there is a place for both when engaging the consumer via their mobile device.

March 31, 2014: Lynlee Espeseth posted a blog entry titled Customers Don’t Trust Marketers, But You Can Do Something About It.

A new report is out from SDL that studies how much consumers trust marketers with their personal data. They found that, unfortunately, consumers don’t have much trust for marketers at all. 65% of people in the US worry about their information being used in marketing.

March 31, 2014: Susanna Oliver posted a blog entry titled How frequent should promotional emails be?.

“I signed up for their promotional emails so I would hear about their next big sale, but they started sending me so many emails, I unsubscribed.”

March 31, 2014: Rob Burke posted a blog entry titled Upcoming community for Filmmakers.

There are many filmmaker communities on the internet, most of them great and informative. This new site though offers a new way to find local and national talent to help you in your next production.

March 30, 2014: Lynlee Espeseth posted a blog entry titled The Importance of Mobile In A Developing World.

What do you think of when you picture technology in a developing country, perhaps one in Africa? Do you picture clunky desktops, the likes of which we haven’t seen in the United States in twenty years? Maybe a rotary phone?

March 30, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Salesforce - Recipe for Web-to-Contact Process.

Salesforce does not have a built-in ‘Web-to-Contact’ process, but by putting the right components together we can do it!

March 28, 2014: Dean Froslie posted a blog entry titled What SEO Trends Mean for Content Professionals.

The pace of change in search engine optimization (SEO) continues to accelerate. It’s quickly evolving beyond the usual tried-and-true tactics to a more sophisticated and audience-centric discipline. Consider a few posts from recent weeks.

March 28, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Android Wear SDK.

In case you missed it, last week Google announced their preview SDK for Android Wearables.  I am sure you are wondering, what does this mean?  It means that Google has recognized the trend of wearables and sees them as being the future for mobile.

March 28, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Mobile March TC 2014.

Mobile March TC
If you missed it, last week was time again for Mobile March.  Mobile March is a one day event dedicated to exploring the latest in mobile technology and trends which is held every year in the twin cities of MN. 

March 27, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled iOS:  Programmatically Posting to HTTP and WebView.

When working with mobile apps there may come a time when you need to hook your native app up to a webview.  All-in-all this is a fairly simple process but as with anything there is always a gotcha lurking around the corner.

March 27, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Android:  Programmatically Posting to HTTP and WebView.

When working with mobile apps there may come a time when you need to hook your native app up to a webview.  All-in-all this is a fairly simple process but as with anything there is always a gotcha lurking around the corner.

March 27, 2014: Lynlee Espeseth posted a blog entry titled Twitter And The Power Of Public Opinion.

Before you go to eat at a new restaurant, or to see a new movie, do you check reviews first? Quite a few people do, and businesses know it. A few years ago, if you got “two thumbs up” from Ebert and Roeper or a glowing review in the New York Times, it was the pinnacle of review success, and could mean sold out showings or full tables every night.

March 25, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Wanted! - Salesforce Frameworks and Code Libraries.

When will the Frameworks and Code Libraries for coding in Apex for Salesforce come on the market?

March 25, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Salesforce - Fixing the Dreaded Non-Selective Query Error.

It is not Freddy from Friday the 13th or some other horror character that scares a Salesforce developer.  It is the dreaded ‘Non-Selective Query’ error.  I have some ideas to keep the evil at bay!

March 25, 2014: Susanna Oliver posted a blog entry titled Promotional Emails: Are You Listening To Your Unsubscribers?.

I received an unsolicited marketing email from a retailer a few days back. Since I hadn’t signed up for it and wasn’t interested in their offerings, I unsubscribed. What I found interesting was that they gave me the option to list my reason for unsubscribing.