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7 of the most shared and emotionally stirring videos of 2013 (so far)

I must admit, I haven’t always been the most avid online video watcher. It’s not that I don’t enjoy them; I’ve just always been more of a reader or one to scroll through pictures. This isn’t to say I never watch videos or share them; I just only share the really funny ones, or videos that make a lasting impression.

This got me thinking; what do the most shared videos have in common and what elements of these videos resonate with the most people?

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#MSHUnderReview: Google’s Hummingbird Update [VIDEO]

Once again, Google is throwing us all for a loop by making an update to their search algorithm. While it has been in effect for almost two months, the question remains (once again) whether or not SEO is dead. SEO is not dead and it’s not going anywhere, anytime soon. This update may challenge traditional methods of SEO, but it’s not the end of it.

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How the NFL and NBA send conflicting marketing messages to kids

For years, brands, celebrities and athletes have joined forces to make an impact on consumers, at times, these alliances have confused the audience, especially when the audience consists of the easily influenced, specifically children.

In an age where obesity and lack of physical activity is threatening the health and lives of our youth, brands continue to utilize personalities who resonate with and influence children, regardless of the product. Two huge brands that stand out to me are the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), and their athletes.

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#MSHMondays: Matt Backlas, Development Support / Programmer

Mr. Matt Backlas has been an avid musician for nearly his entire life – but constant traveling for out of town metal gigs is a young man’s game. Now he lends his programming skills and development support to Mainstreethost.

See how Matt has brought some serious pizazz to his department, and more in our latest chapter of #MSHMondays.

7 ridiculously clever ways to advertise

These are the head-turners that leave us with an unexpected smile. They’re the ads we don’t see every day, and the ones we applaud for their raw creativity and clever execution.

3 simple ways to increase employee productivity

Productivity. It’s a word that plagues every business and organization. We live, breath and make money by getting things done. However, employees aren’t machines, no matter how often you wish they were; employees are living, breathing beings that possess all sorts of knowledge and skills. While it’s easy to say, let’s find each employee’s strengths and cater to those, being productive is about more than possessing skills; its being able to take the skill and put it to use, effectively.

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Feminism and marketing: taking a sledgehammer to a man-hating movement

A few weeks ago, had I been asked if I was a feminist, I would have said, hell no. However, that was before I truly understood the concept of feminism because like most women my age, I think of feminists as man hating, over sensitive hippies (yes, I know this is somewhat stereotypical, but hey, I’m just being honest). Often thought of as a man-hating movement, according to Oxford Dictionaries feminism is, “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” So, no, feminists are not man-haters (albeit some are), but inequality haters; I guess I am a feminist after all.