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Marsala – Colour of the the Year 2015

December 2014

They say it is “a naturally robust and earthy wine red” but it kind of looks washed out. Check it out at Pantone.

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Tackling the Marketing Budget: 5 Trends Worth Following

November 2014

Okay, let’s just admit it. Budgeting bites. It’s not fun any way you look at it and if it is can we hire you to do ours? “5 Trends Your Marketing Team Should Budget For In 2015”, featured in October’s Forbes online edition, offers some helpful insights on what to consider when doing your marketing budget.

  1. Stay true to your brand by understanding what is valuable to your audience and then stay consistent throughout your messaging.
  2. Capitalize on the big wigs. If you can leverage key players as thought leaders, do it. Plus it’s a good reason to email Oprah.
  3. Keep up with your inbound marketing. When 74% of marketers are spending the big bucks on inbound marketing this year, it’s probably a good bandwagon to jump on.
  4. Break out of your technology rut. Stay ahead of the game by mixing it up when it comes to using technology in your marketing efforts. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
  5. Don’t neglect mobile. For most of us we can barely go five minutes without using our phones including when we shop so be mobile friendly or don’t be relevant. It’s that simple.

Okay, so now that you know what you should be doing for marketing, it’s time to make the numbers work. Go forth and budget!

View the full article at Forbes.

How We Can Help:
We’re certainly not accountants but we’d be glad to provide some advice on solid marketing tactics for you to try. Reach us old school style at 604-466-0558 or by email at sales@honeycombcreative.com.

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Going Mobile with Fraser Valley Truck Parts

November 2014

Fraser Valley Truck Parts wanted to make it easier for clients to contact them from their cell phones, so we created a ‘mobile essentials’ website that looks similar to an ‘app’.

With a ‘Click to Call’ and a Google Map link, along with an option to ‘switch to desktop’ option, staying in touch with Fraser Valley Truck Parts has never been easier.

Check out the site on your mobile device at FVTP.ca.

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The Internet is Just Another Utility

November 2014

Treat the internet as a utility. That’s the smartest thing I’ve heard in a long time.

We’ve all grown to expect Internet access to be just like electricity, clean water, sewage, etc. It’s just there and it works. Read the full article at TechCrunch. Let’s hope that Prime Minister Stephen Harper follows President Obama on this train of thought.

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A Fresh Website for Bakery Equipment Supplier, Harvest Corporation

October 2014

Honeycomb Creative is rising the challenge to produce a fresh website for Harvest Corporation. An established bakery equipment supply company, with office in British Columbia and Ontario, Harvest’s new website will serve it’s clients across North America.

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Apex Aluminum Extrusions chooses Honeycomb Creative to Push-out it’s Website Design

October 2014

Following the success of the logo design we completed in April, Apex Aluminum Extrusions is letting us roll-out the production of their new website. Working with an Apex supplied design, Honeycomb Creative will be executing a new responsive website with lots of custom programming features. Based in Langley, Apex has a state-of-the-art aluminum extrusion facility that provides it customers a wide variety of standard shapes and custom extrusions.

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BC Healthy Living new site is live!

October 2014

The BC Healthy Living website is now live! We’re excited to have completed this project. We’ll be adding this website project to our portfolio soon.

Publish to your Business Blog Regularly

October 2014

Blogging for business can be a great traffic generator for your business website. The key is to blog regularly. Most business people are too busy to generate regular content for the website business blog.

If you’re not going to commit to regular blogging yourself, you consider having someone else blog on your behalf.

At Honeycomb Creative we write blog posts for clients, get them approved and then schedule them to publish. The content isn’t necessarily, as ‘current’ as it could be. But new content is published on a regular basis, and that’s the point isn’t it? Publish regularly, publish original content, and use your keyword phrases. Do all that – and over time – your website traffic should increase.

DNS working again at Namespro

September 2014

The DNS at Namespro.ca is resolving again. They were subject to a denial of service attack. It did take an usually long time to resolve, but for the most part they have been very reliable. Stuff happens and it takes time to fix it.

Here’s the latest message from Namespro,
“[2014-09-25 11:25am PST]
We have regained essential control over several of our major DNS servers. DNS services appear to start becoming available. All services should follow. We are monitoring and continue to work on hardening the server. Once again, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. All user’s tickets will be addressed in the order that they are received.”

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Hooked On Miracles Tournament Sponsorship Banners Ready for Fundraising Event

June 2014

Two new large sponsorship banners, one 3′ x 6′ and one 4’x 20′, are ready for display at the annual Hooked On Miracles Tournament being held June 19-23 at Middle Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. The event promises “three days of fun, fishing and fundraising” in support of BC Children’s Hospital. Visit www.hookedonmiracles.ca to learn more about the event.

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Anyone Can Be Found on Social Media in 12 Hours

June 2014

Need to find someone? Looking for an old friend? Here’s an article that says that ‘Anyone Can Be Found on Social Media in 12 Hours

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What’s your IP?

May 2014

Need to find your ip address to have Honeycomb Creative help trouble shoot an issue for you? Then you have to visit IP Chicken! Love the name.

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Chipeze Ready for Home Show Debut

April 2014

Chipeze™ Disposable BBQ Smokers will be debuting at the Ridge Meadows Home Show from May 2-4. Stop by the Chipeze™ booth to pick up an Apple Wood, Cherry Wood or Mesquite BBQ smoker pack and admire the booth banner and product cards made by us. Or learn more about Chipeze™ at www.chipeze.com, the online product page we developed.

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Monthly Browser Stats

April 2014

Want to know which browser has the most users? Which monitor size is used most? W3 Counter provides all the answers.

Domain Registration Service

March 2014

For .ca (Canada)  or .com registrations at Honeycomb Creative we recommend  NamesPro.ca. Their control panel is easy, their customer service is great and they are one of the cheapest for .ca registrations.  If you only have one (or a few domains) to manage we would recommend using NamePro for all your registrations.

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Here’s How Non-Profits Can Find Free Engineers

February 2014

Whether it’s spreading awareness on social media or tapping into the power of mobile in developing countries, non-profits understand technology can be a force for good. They just don’t always have the means or the know-how to harness it.

View Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/app-e-feat

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What It’s Like to Be One of the First 10 Employees at a Successful Startup

February 2014

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, you don’t ask what seat. You just get on.

This advice from Google chairman Eric Schmidt is one of the standout lines from Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. The Fortune 500 COO says it’s some of the best career advice she’s ever received — after all, it landed her at Google and then Facebook.

View Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/first-100-reddit-groupon-barkbox-quirky

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Google Chrome Now Tells You When It’s Been Hijacked

January 2014

Google Chrome is helping its users fend off browser hijackings.

Linus Upson, Google’s vice-president of engineering, announced a new protection in a blog post last week that asks users to reset their account if Chrome’s system detected a potential hacker.

View Full Article Here: www.mashable.com/google-chrome-protection-hijacked/

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