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How To Write Email Newsletters That People Actually Want To Read

“Blasting” your list is one of those foundational email marketing violations that can get you banished for life from advanced marketing circles.
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13 Email Examples That Totally Nailed Personalization

Email personalization doesn't need to be insanely complicated to resonate with recipients.
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8 Digital Marketing Trends Set to Expire by 2018

some of the most popular digital marketing trends have reached the end of their shelf life and are well beyond their expiration dates.

Do iPhone Users Spend More Online Than Android Users?

With so many other smartphones on the market offering similar functionality, it begs the question: Do iPhone users simply spend more money than everyone else?
Debra Cleaver and Voter Rights

Voting Rights are not Black and White

Debra Cleaver's vision is for 100% participation. She is well on her way toward allowing people to exercise their Voting Rights. The first step is voter registration.
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Voice Search Implications

Today's video tip of the day is to gear up for voice search. We have seen an ever increasing rise in voice search and it isn’t just related to driving.
Think outside the box like Lin-Manuel Miranda
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How to Think Outside the Box

Thinking outside the box is not easy and can be quite scary, because it means you have to do something different and you run the risk of failure. But, it can lead to great results.
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Social Media Plugin for Sharing on your Website
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Monarch Social Media Plugin for your Website

Elegant Themes, one of our providers recently introduced a brand new social media plugin called Monarch. It is a Social Media plugin that makes sharing on your website look enticing and fun! Any social network Anywhere on your website Choosing…

Most popular and funniest videos of 2014

According to Google, videos are more engaging than blogs or articles.Online videos now account for 50% of all mobile traffic. Here are our favorites! Mutant Spider Dog 120,905,549 viewsFirst Kiss 96,070,482 viewsiPhone bend…
Mailchimp Snap iPhone app
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Mailchimp Snap: A Great New iPhone App

Now you can send a photo to the people who subscribe to your newsletter right from your iPhone! Mailchimp just built something new. It's an iPhone app that lets you easily take a picture of new merchandise and email it to your customers. Mailchimp…

You’ll Be Able to Watch Apple’s iPad Event Live Next Week

Next week (10 a.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on Oct. 16) you'll be able to watch the launch of the next-generation iPad Air, iPad mini and iMac. You can tune in at Apple.com/liveApple to Live Stream iPad Event on Oct. 16
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Freebie: “Walk & Ride” One Page Website Template

We love to see new developers and what they produce because it is always a fresh look. If you are looking for a clean, simple one page website theme this is a great one, and it's FREE!If you would like this template on your website let…
Halloween Makeup
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Halloween Makeup Inspiration

Halloween is just around the corner and I hope you're thinking about some fun activities. This year I was considering dressing up for Halloween which I haven't done in years. Below is a Pinterest Board of Halloween makeup to inspire you.[alpine-phototile-for-pinterest…
Get Pinterest Rich Pins Now
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Pinterest Rich Pins

Pinterest Rich Pins are a recent addition to Pinterest. They make it easier for people to actually shop using Pinterest. So, if you are a business selling merchandise you owe it to yourself to invest some time into Pinterest.You could think…
Mobile friendly websites benefit your customer, and in turn your business. These sites produce an average 75% higher rate of engagement per visit

Bring back your Website Lustre

Bring back the lustre of your image and let us style a website for you that makes you shine. Your online presence is a touch point with customers and potential customers on the web. Everywhere your business is represented online is part of…
Children learn the language of code using Scratch from MIT at Gulfcoastwebnet.com

Children learn the language of code using Scratch from MIT

[hr] Mitch Resnick Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, explores how new technologies can engage people in creative learning experiences. Mitch spoke…
Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. Excellence does not come naturally.

Excellence in Every Action

Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. Excellence does not come naturally. How many times do we do JUST what is necessary to accomplish the task? We give ourselves a dozens reasons to…
It's interesting that Yahoo would go with a female CEO and a pregnant one at that. It is either a HUGE affirmation or they're DESPERATE.

On our Radar - Yahoo: Real Change or Toilet Paper

Well, Don't ask me why Yahoo is on my radar... I guess it is because it may be on yours. I stumbled upon an announcement by the new CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, that I found worth watching. I don't personally use Yahoo much; I'm more of a Google…
Mobile friendly websites benefit your customer, and in turn your business. These sites produce an average 75% higher rate of engagement per visit
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iPhone 5

My family is heavily into the iPhone, kind of like people who love their Chevy or their Ford. It is an irrational love, that somehow identifies them. For example; one of the reasons I knew my husband and I was compatible was that we both owned…
Everyday objects as props to tell the store on their website. It makes me want to go out and buy a new camera! Great web elements can be found everywhere

Everyday Objects make Great Web Elements

[gn_dropcap style="1" size="3"]W[/gn_dropcap]e're all familiar with the use of VECTOR images on web pages to help you navigate the site, but there is a new, and wonderfully creative way to provide navigation with photo's.Photo's in every…
Mobile friendly websites benefit your customer, and in turn your business. These sites produce an average 75% higher rate of engagement per visit
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Apple victory could be a loss for consumers

Friday a San Jose, California jury concluded that Samsung's Android-based mobile products had infringed on a handful of Apple's patents, including ones covering features like "pinch-to-zoom" and the shape of the phone.Apple Insider article…
Mobile friendly websites benefit your customer, and in turn your business. These sites produce an average 75% higher rate of engagement per visit

Is your Site Mobile Friendly?

If you have a Gulfcoast WebNet site the answer is YES!Mobile friendly websites benefit your customer, and in turn your business. These sites produce an average 75% higher rate of engagement (revenue, page views, etc.) per visit for mobile…