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June 13, 2013 | Lynlee Espeseth: The Mom Wars Are Still Waging, If You Believe the Ads
One of the buzziest phrases bloggers and media outlets have latched onto in the last few years is “mommy wars.” You probably know it: the fight between moms about what stroller is best, what age to potty train, what the consequences of breast feeding versus formula are and, the granddaddy of them all, stay at home mom versus working mom. Each side in these battles has a set of strongly held, unwavering opinions, and anyone who disagrees is at best wrong and at worst harming their child.
June 13, 2013 | Saurabh Tyagi: Easier way to display multiple markers on Google Maps
If you are one of the developers, like me, searching for an easy way to display multiple markers on your maps using Google Maps API, I am here to solve your problem.
June 10, 2013 | Alyssa Greve: Salesforce Announces Acquisition of ExactTarget - What Does this mean for the Marketing Cloud?
Last week, Salesforce announced they had acquired ExactTarget. As a Marketing Strategist with a focus in social media at Sundog, I’m looking forward to seeing what changes the ExactTarget integration will bring to the Marketing Cloud.
June 10, 2013 | Darin Livdahl: Create an Adaptive Photo Gallery with Foundation 4 and ExpressionEngine
Common discussions over the use of responsive web design to create a mobile optimized website vs. a separate mobile website are sometimes focused on performance and content issues. In most cases, the same resources are delivered to both a desktop web browser and a smartphone browser in a responsively designed website. This can lead to a noticeable load time issue on mobile devices. If you are using Foundation 4 and ExpressionEngine to build your website, the following is an example solution to remedy this problem.
June 10, 2013 | Greg Ewing Lee: Closer Look at Salesforce’s Acquisition of ExactTarget
Last week, Salesforce.com announced that they would be acquiring ExactTarget for approximately $2.5 billion. This purchase of ExactTarget rounds out Salesforce’s marketing toolset, which also includes tools brought about through the prior acquisitions of Radian6 and BuddyMedia.
June 05, 2013 | Alyssa Greve: Favorite Social Media Resources
For quite some time, I find myself going back to the same social experts to learn and grow knowledge in the industry. Below you will find my list of favorite resources to follow on Twitter, blogs, podcasts and books I have read.
Some of the most valuable resources for me have been podcasts. I find myself listening to podcast while driving, but most of the time listen it again as I take notes for each case study.
I hope these people, tools and information will help grow your knowledge in this industry and maybe even spark a few new ideas.
June 04, 2013 | Terry Luschen: Connecting to Box API Version 2 using OAuth 2
With version 2.0 of the Box API the authentication mechanism is OAuth 2. This blog gives details on how to work this authentication using Visualforce and APEX.
May 31, 2013 | Suzy Rokke: Project Management Challenge
I’m taking a break from providing helpful hints and how-to’s to ask Project Managers to look at reality for a moment and challenge themselves.
May 31, 2013 | Brianne Carlsrud: The 2013 Scheels Fargo Marathon Social Media Analysis
The 9th annual Scheels Fargo Marathon has already come and gone. This yearly event began in 2005 and brought in more than 2,400 participants. By 2013 (drum roll, please), more than 20,000 people participated. The Scheels Fargo Marathon offers a variety of races for all ages, including a 1K youth run, 5K fun run, 10K, two and four person relay, half marathon, and full marathon. The event has made a tremendous impact throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area, both online and offline. Social media plays a huge role in raising awareness around the event, and the online community comes together to share their experiences and congratulate others on their success.
May 31, 2013 | Greg Ewing Lee: Non-Developer Understanding of Apex Test Methods
The “Develop” area of Salesforce is typically the domain of the Apex Developer for extending the native features and functions of the Force.com platform. However, there is one specific aspect of this “Develop” area that all users making changes to the Salesforce organization should be aware of.
May 31, 2013 | Lon Keller: Video Content offers Great Opportunities for Traditional Brands
Businesses outside the broadcast and entertainment worlds have a tremendous opportunity to deliver additional content on their websites that is meaningful, effective and is increasingly demanded by their consumers.
At the recent Brightcove Play 2013 conference, Rob Adams, executive producer of multi-platform video for Rogers Media, spoke with Beet.tv about the opportunities non-television brands have by adding video to their content.
May 31, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Google+ for Apps Users
It is becoming more of an industry norm for businesses to use social applications for collaboration and communication. Here at Sundog we use Salesforce’s Chatter for a plethora of different use cases and it’s integration with our data has given us the ability to build custom functionality to help it suit our needs. We are also Google Apps users.