Individual achievement behind the creation of today’s top websites is important to be recognized. That’s what the Web Marketing Association believes, founded in 1997 to help “set a high standard for internet marketing and web development.” Each year, the Web Marketing Association produces the WebAwards, the longest running annual competition in which sites are awarded for overall excellence in web development. For the 2014 WebAwards, Hanson is delighted to announce that two of our own client partners are among the winners.
To complement the information Apple shares with developers, Hanson tracks the usage of all the iOS apps we develop in house. We report these numbers every quarter to help clients make informed decisions about the apps they’re planning, and to contribute to the conversations happening in the development community — and our Q2 2014 stats are now in.
One of Hanson’s core values is “stay curious,” an attitude of continuous learning that characterizes our employees and reflects the ever-evolving nature of our industry. To celebrate this value, we’ve been talking to various Hansonites about career lessons learned, starting first with Ben Eddings, video production specialist, and then Sue Woten-Schultz, account director. Today we’re talking to connection strategist Chris Kujawski.
It seems everyone is all about the wearables these days, and Hansonites are no exception. We’re writing about them, developing apps for them, and of course using them. We’re also a pretty social group, with a strong sense of community and a competitive bent. So it was natural that, back in the spring, we challenged a few of our local business partners to what we called the Hanson Fitbit Challenge.
Are you ready for another round of Guess How Many Android Devices Are in Use? We don’t have that answer, but as we continue to develop new apps and test the latest devices, we do have some updates to our quarterly statistics.
What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you started your career? A few weeks ago, we started a new blog series by asking that question of Ben Eddings, video production specialist. Today our conversation is with Sue Woten-Schultz, account director.
It’s game time, Toledo! Many of us here at Hanson are big fans of video games – playing them and developing them. And of course we’re also big fans of The Toledo Museum of Art. So when our museum partners announced their new The Art of Video Games exhibit, we couldn’t wait to help sponsor the opening party on June 21. We asked some of the Hansonites who went to comment on the experience.
My colleague Joel Lanciaux and I got the opportunity to develop Hanson’s first Google Glass app. So we thought we’d take a few minutes to talk about what we learned from the experience. What follows is a loosely-edited transcript of our conversation.
At some point in our careers, we’ve all said “I wish I’d known this years ago.” It’s not that we should have been more prepared at the start but that we’ve learned so much since then. So we asked a few Hansonites to reflect back to the start of their careers and reveal some of the early surprises and lessons learned. We’ll be featuring their responses here as an occasional series – and to kick it off, we talked with Ben Eddings, video production specialist.
As a digital agency, we’ve responded to our fair share of RFPs over the years. Some are well thought out and others… not so much. Previously, we’ve shared our reflections on the RFP process, offering some specific suggestions for how to make it more valuable for everyone. But another way companies can make the RFP process better is to ask themselves: are we looking for a vendor to complete a one-time job, or are we looking for a partner to provide solutions now and guidance into the future?