Monthly Archives: December 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

   From all of us here at SQUAWKBOX HQ, we hope you have a safe Christmas and New Year. We will return on the 3rd of January.

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A Day In The Life Of A Software Engineer

Aside from the fact that it’s positively encouraged to work while listening to music, one of the things I like most about being a software engineer is the chance to engineer how we work as well as the product we work on. Building software is about managing a lot of complicated and sometimes contradictory forces. [...]

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Which of these email mistakes do you make? Part 1

Which of these email mistakes do you make? Part 1 In my last post entitled, Is Email Really Dead? I talked about a digital world that seems to be dominated by social media and the role and relevance, if any, that email marketing now plays. The article went on to describe that rather than being [...]

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Like Gates & Vouchers

Here’s a really simple solution that achieves three highly desirable objectives. Get more likes on your Facebook page. Grow your database. Drive more business at times / of products of your choosing. You might need a little help with some of these steps, but if you’re tech savvy it will be a doddle. If you’re [...]

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Email Authentication

Has this happened to you? You’ve received an email from your bank asking you to log in and update your details. It looks legitimate. It’s from an email address at your bank’s domain name and the bank’s logo is at the top but it’s a forgery. This is the problem with email. It’s easy to [...]

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Start A Conversation With Your Customers

One of the most important points to consider when creating customer communications is the voice of the message. Some marketers (and that’s what you are, even if the other half of your job is dedicated to Sales or Venue Manager) make the common mistake of assuming that their communications should only consist of information to [...]

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Twitter Brand Pages Have Arrived!

Announced today, the introduction of Twitter brand pages for businesses are set to revolutionise the social platform. Rumoured since the introduction of brand pages for Google +, the updates are predicted to place Twitter in direct competition with Facebook for a share in business advertising. So how does this affect your business? At the moment [...]

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A few simple productivity tips for programmers.

Your productivity, the amount of useful work you do in a day is not fixed. It varies, and all sorts of things will affect it. The good news is that it’s not random; there is no god of productivity handing out good days and bad days. There are some simple things you can do that [...]

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How to get a Facebook Page Vanity URL

How to get a Facebook page vanity URL If you’ve ever wondered how to get a Facebook page URL that looks more like this: www.facebook/yourcompanyname than this: www.facebook/page/yourcompanyname/2837740749305846370 Then click on the picture below to watch our 2 minute video on how it’s done.

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Insert a Facebook ‘Share’ Button Into Your Emails

How do you go about placing a Facebook Share button in your emails? And for that matter, why would you want to? In this blog post I’ll be outlining the reasons why it’s a good idea and how you can do it simply and quickly.

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