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Category: What’s Big in Tech?

5 Digital Trends You Cannot Avoid in 2016

Jun 06, 2016 by Kinnie Bonar

The dust has settled and those beginning of the year predictions of 2016 digital trends are becoming realities. Now that we’re halfway through the year, we’ve outlined the 5 trends that you cannot avoid any longer. 1. 100% mobile-first design There … Continue reading

Merrick Towle Communications Celebrates 11 Wins at the 2015 American Advertising Awards-DC

Addy DC Awards won by Merrick Towle Communications

Apr 08, 2015 by Jason Knauer

The American Advertising Awards-DC is an annual competition that recognizes and rewards creative advertising excellence in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area. This year, the DC Ad Club received 640 entries from 80 entrants. Which makes MTC particularly proud to announce … Continue reading

Improve Your SEO Using Microdata

Screen shot of HTML programming

Jul 23, 2014 by Amy Odhner

If you’re a small local business, Google and Schema.org have introduced a great tool for helping search engines better understand your website.  The new tool is microdata and it’s helping businesses large and small create a more granular level of … Continue reading

An Example of Microdata Programming

Jul 23, 2014 by Amy Odhner

Here’s an example of how it enhances what is already on the page using the Jefferson Square apartment building. Standard HTML programming <div> <p>101 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21231</p> </div> HTML with Microdata programming <div itemscope itemtype=”http://schema.org/ApartmentComplex”> <meta itemprop=”name” … Continue reading

Mobile Continues to Gain Ground

Feb 21, 2014 by Todd Bayliss

Following the Thanksgiving shopping weekend, I received my regular email from LukeW (Luke Wroblewski, author of one of my favorite books, Mobile First) with the headline Data Monday: Mobile Holiday Shopping 2013. The numbers presented told a pretty clear tale: … Continue reading

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

Google logo, ladder into sky

Oct 29, 2013 by Zach Salwen

“Information wants to be free. Information also wants to be expensive. That tension will not go away.” The above quote from Stewart Brand is perhaps even more applicable today than it was when he first said it almost 30 years … Continue reading

The Fold?

Aug 30, 2013 by Greg McCracken

The Fold? Some years ago, maybe too many to remember, “the fold” disappeared. Information once thought lost to all but those most willing readers was now just a scroll or swipe away. The concept of “the fold” pre-dates the Internet, … Continue reading

Responsive Done Right – Updated

Responsive Web Design

Jun 25, 2013 by Zach Salwen

We’ve all read the stats about how mobile is eating the world. But with a multitude of device screen sizes and resolutions it can be difficult to create a site that will be easily navigable by all users. Enter responsive … Continue reading

TV’s, Convertibles and Tablets, Oh My!

Jan 16, 2013 by Sean Ruberg

For anyone following the tech industry or wading through the deluge of articles about the developments at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), the news has been full of stories about the convergence, or divergence (depending who you ask) of the television, … Continue reading