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The Skinny on Microsoft Video Pulse

Image courtesy of WinBeta. Lenny Murphy’s recent GreenBook article on Microsoft’s entry into the moment-to-moment data collection game, via their Video Pulse product, is a good read and I admit it’s cool technology. As Dialsmith’s founder and CEO, and someone who’s worked to evolve and refine moment-to-moment tools and methods for more […]

10 Things Our Dials & Sliders Rated in 2015

Keeping up with our tradition of highlighting some of our more interesting and memorable projects of the year, this time we’re going bigger with 10 things our dials and sliders rated in 2015. (psst…we actually snuck in 11 so start scrolling and get them out!). Chronological order…no favoritism here! 1. […]

Apple Watch

Will Apple Watch Hit or Miss the Market?

Photo: Alex Washburn/Wired I’m surprised by the Apple Watch strategy. I know the whole “iWatch” rumor has been around for awhile, but I still expected it would be some type of wearable accessory (like the Nike FuelBand or Jawbone UP), not a full-sized watch that would also serve as a […]


Marketing and the Power of One Word

To marketers, the notion that every word matters, and that tweaking a word here and there can make a huge difference in how your message is received, is no huge revelation. But, in our research and consulting business we find that clients are often looking for that secret sauce to […]

SMR Goals

I’ve never been a fan of forcing silly acronyms to make something spell out a word. Lately I’ve been working on goal-setting and reading up on SMART goals. That is, goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. The idea of SMART goals isn’t new and tons of reputable […]