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December 8, 2017

Software Development, Voice API & More!

If you want to keep up in the fast-paced tech world, you’ll definitely benefit from having a natural penchant for puzzle solving. After all, the software development profession truly is more of a lifestyle than a traditional job—it’s a genuine hobby steeped in years of passion that just so happens to help with the bills. […]

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December 1, 2017

Team Member Spotlight: Travis Triplett, Director of Accounts

When it comes to keeping clients first, no one does it better than Blackstone’s Director of Accounts, Travis Triplett. He’s a pro at putting himself in our clients’ chair and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. With his insider knowledge of how our clients work and his tenacious work ethic, Travis has been […]

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December 1, 2017

Full Stack Anxiety, Presenting Your Ideas & More!

It’s getting close to the end of the year, but things are staying busy around the office—especially for our designers! Still, they found enough time this past week to round up another five (actually, way more than five) articles to share for their Top 5 Fridays. Here’s your chance to get yet another look into […]

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November 17, 2017

Content Creation, Holiday Marketing & More!

From strategic content creation to effective holiday advertising, our marketing team had a wide variety of topics to cover this week. Check out the following five articles to see how Amber, Jordan, Leslie, Nick, and Kirsten keep their industry skills sharp and their knowledge fresh. 1. A handy content checklist for your next website project […]

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November 10, 2017

Agency Leadership: Insights & Observations

You can’t have great agency leadership if you’re not serious about improving your skills. Fortunately, Blackstone Media CEO Taylor Trusty and COO Rebecca Brady are pretty committed to doing just that. Here, we’ve compiled five agency leadership-related articles that they shared with the Blackstone Media teams throughout this past week. From top CEO tips to […]

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November 9, 2017

Exploring Website Design Mistakes That Hurt SEO Value (Part 2)

In the last post, we discussed some of the most common website design mistakes that hinder SEO value. However, there are several more mistakes that need to be addressed in order to give you a solid foundation of knowledge to construct and maintain your business’s website, search rankings, and company brand. Here’s part two of […]

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November 3, 2017

Client Services 101

Experienced client services professionals always strive to go above and beyond for their client—think of it as thoughtful client services. Now, thoughtful client services involves learning as much about that client’s industry as possible, then using that knowledge to provide practical solutions to complex problems. But what’s the best way to make that happen? It […]

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October 31, 2017

Exploring Website Design Mistakes That Hurt SEO Value (Part 1)

Nearly half (46%) of people say a website’s design is their number one criterion for determining the credibility of a company. But web design isn’t simply for customer satisfaction. A well-designed website can boost SEO value and help your business rank higher on Google’s ever-changing search algorithms. Unfortunately, if you aren’t careful, your web design […]

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October 27, 2017

Sketch Plugins, WordPress Multisites & More!

A developer’s job is never really done. Seriously. Between infrequent late nights at the office, constant revising and tweaking, and trying to stay up with whatever new trends are taking the industry by storm, there’s really not much time to not be learning. As you can see in this week’s articles, there’s a lot of […]

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October 24, 2017

Team Member Spotlight: Mark Robison, Front-end Dev

Have you ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes when you look at your favorite website? Well we don’t wonder, we know the guy making the magic happen! Meet Mark Robison, one of our front-end developers. Mark joined the team in early 2016 and has been churning out quality client work and bringing our team a fresh, […]

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