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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 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.

June 30, 2014: Shawn Tennyson posted a blog entry titled Interactive Store Front Displays.

Touch screen-enabled digital signage has allowed the creation of truly remarkable, interactive storefront displays that engage the customer like never before.

June 30, 2014: Susanna Oliver posted a blog entry titled How to Create Consistent Text Spacing in HTML Emails.

Achieving consistent white space across some thirty-odd email clients, screen sizes, and versions can be tricky. In fact, let’s face it: it’s impossible. We’re up against monumental odds: inconsistent standards (or rather, lack thereof) across email clients, old versions, different browser renderings of web mail, multitudes of screen sizes, and then all of that compounded by mobile.

June 29, 2014: Dean Froslie posted a blog entry titled Five Content Strategy Reads You Shouldn’t Miss.

Every day brings great reads in the content strategy and content marketing worlds. The past few weeks have been especially chock-full of great stuff. Here are five of my favorites.

June 28, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled A Recipe for Mass Deleting - Salesforce.

With Salesforce you can delete records one at a time through the standard listviews, but what if you want to delete multiple records at a time?  Read on for how this can get done.

June 27, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Salesforce Communities - Let’s Get Customizing!.

The more I learn about Salesforce Communities the more impressed I get.  When I get asked the question ‘Can I customize this?’ the answers keep seeming to be yes!  :)

June 27, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a blog entry titled How to build relationships through social.

We want to see how companies foster good communication and humanize the brand through social media. Throughout this blog post, we will talk about specific social tricks for building relationships. Keep in mind, transparency and authenticity are two of this industry’s biggest factors and proper execution on behalf of your brand is crucial.

June 26, 2014: Dani Krolak posted a blog entry titled SUNDOG SPOTLIGHT: BEN.

This bass-playing band member knows the best of both worlds! Not only is he a U.S. citizen, he also has citizenship in the U.K. Let me introduce: Ben Sailer.

June 26, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a blog entry titled Why Social?.

When a company takes on social media it’s about truly enabling them to become socially engaged beyond social media tools and tactics. Social is a mind shift in the way companies do business. Rather than pushing out messages, companies are creating, nurturing and building relationships, which should be the focus of a company’s interactions. Social’s more about communication than advertising. Companies need to understand relationships are built over time through loyalty, recommendations and sharing.

June 23, 2014: Sundog: The Podcast 060 - WWDC 2014 Review was posted in Sundog: The Podcast.

June 23, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a blog entry titled How is a social strategy different from a digital strategy on social?.

A digital strategy on social networks uses social to broadcast promotional messages. This is nothing different from what companies have done using other mediums like print, email and online advertising. A true social strategy steers clear of pushing out marketing messages but provides value to their communities and concentrates on building relationships through a balance of messages. These relationships in social are built, nurtured and exchanged for the community doing various tasks like sharing content with their friends for free.

June 21, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled The Transition in Salesforce from Portals to Communities.

The move from Portals to Communities in Salesforce forces us to re-look at what functionality Sites and Site.com brings to us in relation to Communities.

June 20, 2014: Dani Krolak posted a blog entry titled Summer Intern Spotlight.

This Sundog Spotlight is dedicated to our summer interns: Braden, Alecia, Meredith and Katie. These four have studied at the U of M, MSUM and NDSU. The summer internship session started at the end of May and will continue through the middle of August.

June 16, 2014: Susanna Oliver posted a blog entry titled Learn From Lulu: Don’t Spam Your Customers.

“Two’s company, three’s a crowd” applies well to marketing emails. Lulu, a publishing company that I use, has gone awry with their email strategy and somehow I’ve been getting three emails at a time from them lately - all within fifteen minutes of each other.

June 15, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Salesforce Triggers - Updating Restricted Records.

There are times where a simple update on one object can force a change to a field on another object, which the logged-in user may not have access to.  How do we deal with that scenario?

June 13, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled The Two Sites that Every Android and iOS Developer Should Have Bookmarked.

Are you into both Android and iOS Development?  Maybe just one or the other?  If so, I have a “Pro Tip”.  Sometimes it is hard to know what is already out there in forms of Libraries for certain things you do everyday in Android or iOS.  Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a centralized place for each platform to go to to find out what is available and what you should use in your own project?

June 13, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Google and Apple Working on Adding Health and Fitness.

Hot off the heals of the announcement of Apple’s Healthkit we have just received word that Google will also be joining the Health and Fitness trend with Google Fit.  A recent Forbes article shows that Goole is planning to unveil this program in a couple of weeks at this year’s Google I/O.