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ROOM8 Adds Silicon Valley Pioneer Ken Coleman to Board Bryan Ruby Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:29

ROOM8 LogoSAN FRANCISCO, January 16, 2020 - Today, ROOM8, a data company optimizing co-living through roommate matching and apartment search services, named Silicon Valley tech advisor Ken Coleman to its board.

Guest Authors: Only Friends Need Apply Bryan Ruby Tue, 01/14/2020 - 06:32

I'm currently working on a new policy for those that wish to contribute articles to this website, socPub. Consider this post a first draft intended to reduce the number of  low quality articles submitted for review and publications by guest authors that are complete strangers to me. My goal is not to prevent new authors from contributing articles to the website but to make sure those authors feel a sense of responsibility and purpose to provide informative quality articles to our site that benefits the reader above all else. 

MGS Announces Finalists for mBolden Women of the Year Awards

January 6, 2020, SAN FRANCISCO – Mobile Growth Summit and mBolden are teaming up for another year on The Women of the Year Awards which honor exceptional female mobile app marketers for their contributions to the industry. A panel of judges narrowed down the submissions made through the MobileGrowthSummit.com, and the finalists in three categories are as follows:

Champion of Women
Female expert and thought leader in the industry. Can show tangible results driving growth and/or ROI for her company.

11 Recycling Tips for Tech Businesses

Recycling isn't only for huge corporations or community organizations. Even the smallest of tech startups can benefit from adopting a green philosophy. You'll save money and do something good for the environment in the process. 

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the country generates about 267.8 million tons of solid waste annually, or around 4.51 pounds per person each day. Only 94 million tons of that get recycled or composted. With only a 35% recycling rate, there is a lot of room for improvement, especially in the business sector. 

Let's Get Physical (less digital)

Nothing earth shattering but you may have noticed that I made a slight change in the list of categories displayed across the header of this website's pages. The topics of Marketing and Social Media have been removed and replaced with Experience Management as well as Vehicles (planes, trains, automobiles, and motorcycles). These changes are a reflection of my longstanding desire started two years ago to diversify the topics covered on the website socPub.

Bryan Ruby: Winter Blogging is Coming

Summer is a distraction. While promises of consistent blogging are easy to make here in South Dakota when temperatures are below freezing, the true test of a blogger is spending time in front of the computer when the warm sunny skies of summer are on us. The successful blogger is one that posts consistently and routinely throughout the year. The ideal blogger puts the readers first before himself or herself. Regular readers of my blog already know this but for the record let me state it anyway, I'm not that blogger.

Why Customer Support Is Essential to Your Tech Business

Excellent customer support is essential to any type of business, but in the tech industry, it can be particularly beneficial. Since many tech companies offer a service or software, it's much more likely customers will reach out for support. Their first experience after purchasing the product is often with your service team. If your employees aren't fully trained to meet consumer expectations, you risk losing repeat business from those people.

The Superstar Paradox: 5 Reasons Oriented Overachievers Miss the Mark

In today’s fast-paced, ever-innovating luxury sector where nothing is certain but rapid-fire change, masses have surrendered themselves to “overachievement” in pursuit of career success and a life replete with wealth.Not just ordinary success, but rather the kind that exceeds expectations courtesy of excessive “above and beyond” effort put forth. Some relent to a life of overachievement willingly and enthusiastically as they yearn to earn, while others grievously succumb to a multitude of pressures (both external and self-inflicted) and work themselves to extremes in order to achieve and maintain an enviable stature and lifestyle overall.

Irish Woman Wins Australian Top Women in Tech Award

Dublin & Sydney, 6th August 2019: ConX, a platform connecting contractors in the construction industry, co-founded and headed by Irish entrepreneur Annie Slattery, scooped Australia’s top award for ‘Women in Tech’ start-ups.

Annie Slattery, an entrepreneur originally from Clontarf in Dublin, launched ConX in 2014, to digitally transform how construction contractors find and win work. The top award was part of a pitch competition in the wake of the largest women technologists’ conference, the Grace Hopper Celebration, Hopper Down Under held in Australia for the first time earlier this week.

ProLabs’ Global Marketing Director wins Tech Marketing Leader of the Year for her role in the company’s transformational global re-brand

Award confirms the company’s commitment to changing the market through a new tier of expertise, quality, value and more choice than ever before

Cirencester, UK, 18 June – ProLabs’ Global Marketing Director, Haley McPherson, has been presented with the 2019 Tech Marketing Leader of the Year award at the Computing Tech Marketing & Innovation Awards 2019.