Posts relating to Sundog news, announcments or information.

October 08, 2012 | Terry Luschen: Leverage in Football and Software Development - How to Prepare for Creating a Great Solution

There is a saying that if you start preparing when an opportunity presents itself, then that opportunity will pass you by.  How do you get yourself or a young developer on your team ready to build a great solution?  Read on for some comparisons of my favorite sport football to some developer training ideas.

September 28, 2012 | Brent Teiken: The Sundog Difference at Dreamforce

Now that Dreamforce ’12 has wrapped up, I’m sure those of you at the conference or attending online are reflecting on the week that was and planning how to take advantage of the new ideas, conversations and exciting product announcements. Our post-conference discussions at Sundog have already led to a number of to-do’s, including additional planning around the Marketing Cloud.

September 21, 2012 | Alyssa Greve: How Marc Benioff got hugged at Dreamforce #MissionHugMarc Recap

Danielle Nabousli set out on a mission at Dreamforce this year to hug Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce. With over 85,000 attendees at the conference, this was a farfetched goal until Danielle used social media to put her mission into action. Danielle blogged, vlogged and tweeted her Dreamforce experience and sure enough received a hug from Marc himself at the end of his Keynote speech on September 19th, 2012.

September 17, 2012 | Terry Luschen: Peace Corps and Present Day - Working Yourself out of a Job

One of the many things my Peace Corps experience taught me was the concept of working one’s way ‘out of a job’.  This applies to many areas of life including my work life here at Sundog.

September 17, 2012 | evoigtlander: Welcome to the Team

This week marks the start of Sundog’s fall internship rotation. We are welcoming three new talented Sundoggers into our family.  John, our veteran Analyst Intern, remains as the only guy on the team. But I don’t think he is complaining. This go around we will have intern representation on the marketing, studios, analyst and technology teams. We are expecting big things and we can’t wait to see the impact they’re going to have on our program.

September 13, 2012 | Terry Luschen: Internships - Past and Present

I have become involved in our internship program as an interviewer and a project sponsor. I am now reminded of my own internship in college and I want to make sure that I help provide the same experience that I was able to have.

August 20, 2012 | Brent Teiken: It’s Official: Our Growth is Documented in Inc.

When I sat down to write Sundog’s first business plan in 1995, one of our “think big” goals was make the Inc. 500/5000 list of the fast growing companies in our first three years. I still look at that old business plan from time to time and I’m reminded of how little I knew about running a business, the significant risk it brought and how much work was really involved.

July 26, 2012 | Preston Johnson: Fargo-Moorhead’s First Ever Content Strategy Meetup

Technology gives us numerous of ways to connect professionally. LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs provide content that’s catered to professionals in specific industries. If there’s somebody else in the world whose job is similar to yours, there’s probably a place for you to network online.

Sometimes though, the best way to connect with like-minded individuals is to get everyone in the same room and just talk. That’s exactly what 28 content-focused professionals did last week at the first-ever Fargo-Moorhead Content Strategy Meetup.

July 05, 2012 | Alyssa Greve: Relationship Building at Events through Social Media

After attending a few marketing events this past month, I have found that it can be easy to meet new people, but hard to remember everyone’s names. When I walk into an event and I don’t know anyone, I like to try to take a seat next to someone new and strike up a conversation. As someone who enjoys getting to know people, I often ask them where they are from and what they do.  This helps me to not only learn more about them, but to relate to them and share about myself as well.

June 29, 2012 | Alyssa Greve: The Future of Social Media and Business

The cycle of social media has been quite funny to me. First, we have personal accounts, then business pages and new networks that launch every other day. It’s a fast pace world without any hard core rules. Now that there are social media experts, strategists and influencers in the space, we have people to look to for guidance. However, what is the next thing for social media? Where will this world take us?

June 09, 2012 | Rob Burke: Ten industry terms that sound dull, dangerous, delicious or delightful

In every industry there spawns an eclectic variety of terms and definitions that only those in that industry understand and relate to. For the Studios department, we put together a top ten of the most interesting terms we use regularly.

May 13, 2012 | Rob Burke: Behind The Scenes – Timelapse Product Shoot

As part of the Doosan shoot in Tucson (yeah, it’s fun to say) we shot two product timelapse’s of Doosan’s excavator and dump truck. With perfect weather and perfect stars, the desert was a perfect place to pull it off