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November 22, 2010 - 2:02pm - Posted by butch - business, life - 0 Comments

I finally figured out why the Coyote couldn't catch the Road Runner. Read on and you'll know why ...

October 26, 2010 - 9:56am - Posted by ddefreeuw - life - 0 Comments

Early this past September I read a post from one of my favorite marketing dudes, Chris Brogan. This message has stayed with me and continues to resonate. The post was written on a Sunday and talked about taking 20 minutes (on Sundays) to connect with friends and family.

October 18, 2010 - 11:36am - Posted by force5 - technology - 0 Comments

With the recent release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 beta you are now able to see the work that has gone into a browser that has not seen much forward development in meeting web standards or rendering speeds compared to its rivals (Opera, Firefox, & Google Chrome). Microsoft has even launched BeautyOfTheWeb.com website showcasing the new features and abilities.

October 14, 2010 - 7:45am - Posted by dmorgan - business, marketing - 0 Comments

The percentage of small business engaged in social media has not increased and analysts believe it’s because expectations have somewhat outpaced accomplishments. But there were two areas where accomplishments exceed expectations. Small business owners say that using social media has allowed them to stay engaged with current customers and it has improved internal collaboration efforts. This is an important strategy. By listening to your customers, and engaging them, your success for loyalty is increased. However, this doesn't come without a cost.

October 13, 2010 - 7:59am - Posted by nmcelwrath - business, marketing, technology - 0 Comments

You've probably seen them. Tucked in the lower corner of a magazine ad, on the back of a business card, on a bus sign or even on the entire side of a building. It's an increasing trend in advertising that some say is a fad, and some say the next great new way to promote.

October 11, 2010 - 1:38pm - Posted by butch - business - 0 Comments

The first movie I can recall seeing in a theatre was the 1971 James Bond 007 film, Diamonds Are Forever.  Yes, at the tender age of six, I became a fan of James Bond movies.   I was too young at the time to appreciate James for his prowess, his daring, his panache.  What I loved about Bond films were the gadgets.  Those wondrous and often deadly devices included:  the rocket-launching leg cast, the Rolex buzz-saw watch, and the Aston Martin DB5 - nicely equipped with machine guns, smoke screen, and champagne chiller (I guess those flying corks really can be deadly.) There were sco

September 20, 2010 - 8:08am - Posted by dmorgan - press-release - 0 Comments

South Bend, Ind. – Force 5, South Bend, Ind., announces the addition of William "Butch" Whitmire as Vice President of Client Development. Whitmire’s responsibilities include building long-term relationships with, and developing and implementing marketing strategies for prospective clients.

September 20, 2010 - 8:00am - Posted by Christian - technology - 1 Comments

There has been a lot of activity in the browser market over the past few months. The most recent step forward is Microsoft’s release of Internet Explorer (IE) 9. Microsoft is touting improvements with IEs handling of web standards, graphics, and JavaScript. JavaScript has become the de-facto standard for web designers of dynamic and highly interactive websites. Since so many websites use JavaScript, it is very important for browsers to be able to process it very quickly.

September 16, 2010 - 11:19am - Posted by force5 - technology - 3 Comments

What are Response Headers?

Response headers is data that gets sent from the server to the browser. The data can include date & time, content type (ex: text/html, text/javascript), and server information (ex: Microsoft-IIS/7.0).

Why is it important to hide them?

Security. At the most basic level it will not broadcast what operating system the web server is and which version it is whether it is a Microsoft IIS web server or an Apache PHP web server. Here is an example of what information is passed back to the browser:

September 13, 2010 - 11:52am - Posted by ddefreeuw - brand development, business - 0 Comments

As a Certified Brand Strategist here at Force 5, I am always on the look out for brand done well and brand that needs help. Both are easy to spot. I have found two examples of wonderful brand ambassadors locally and want to share them with you.