Posted On: January 22, 2015
We love a good chat over a hot cup of coffee.
In most rural communities, the coffee shop is the place to be. It’s the message board, the water cooler, the party line and the hitchin’ post all rolled into one. Now you can join right in. Timmys now has a TV station, and it’s playing all our favourites.
It’s helping our clients reach rural markets. For Access Communications, who are spread across the province, but aren’t everywhere in the province, we need to find ways to reach small...
Posted On: January 13, 2015
Google has introduced a new tool to help improve your website speed.
My first reaction is usually, if Google is giving out tools, they expect us them — and generally it’s good to be on Google’s positive side.
Here is their thinking.
Most people will drop a slow site rather than wait for it to load. We expect a page to load in two seconds or less. And nearly half of us will leave a website if it takes more than three seconds to load.
Knowing users have a tendency to drop slow sites is...
Posted On: January 06, 2015
You want a bold brand vision? Consider Volvo’s declaration for a future without fatalities.
Here it is.
Our vision is that no one is killed or injured in a Volvo by 2020.
Are you kidding?
That is a bold and badass brand vision.
And think of the effects it will have for Volvo.
It makes it very clear to employees what they are here to do. You know what the company is expecting from you.
More important, it will sell cars. Not in 2020 — right now. Because...
Posted On: December 22, 2014
Spending a workday with kittens? It’s as good as it sounds! The dogs of Phoenix wanted to get involved, so they had a task for us. They sent us on a feeding route with Regina Cat Rescue to help their furry friends.
We went to stations throughout the city; where feral cats come to eat and find shelter. A newcomer fluffy grey cat had us doubling over with how cute it was, as it followed us from one feeding station to another. One pair of cats they call Happy and Jack nuzzled each other so...
Posted On: December 18, 2014
Today we warmed up our vocal chords to celebrate the holiday season with some good, old-fashioned caroling. The residents at Brightwater Centre joined in, providing the perfect harmony to the songs we’d chosen.
Our Phoenix elf Jill, handed some bells to a particularly lively lady whose eyes crinkled with delight as she jingled along with us. We even had a gentleman join our Phoenix elf Laila at the piano and another who sung along in German.
Those who preferred to listen made us...