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March 11, 2015

10 Stats to Make You Stop Avoiding Android in App Development

It’s about time we address the big, green elephant in the dev room – Android. We know, we know, most people prefer iOS to Droid when it comes to developing an app, however, building for both is worth it when you consider what you’ll miss by skipping over Android. Additional cost and time are typically […]

Dating Google
September 22, 2014

Google is a Picky Date

There is nothing worse than going on a date and having nothing to talk about. The awkward pauses, dead end conversations, and small talk are enough to make anyone rethink their entire relationship status. In the same way that dating can be awkward and terrible, websites can be in a terrible relationship with search engines. […]

Comm student
September 15, 2014

6 Things Communication Students Should Be Doing Now To Be Employed After Graduation

The days of being able to walk into an agency’s office with a freshly pressed suit and diploma, and walk out with a full-time job and benefits are long behind us. Many university students are learning the hard way that they can’t just pass go, collect their diploma, and proceed to a six-figure salary at […]

Liquid content blog post v3
August 11, 2014

How Can You Replicate Coca Cola’s “Liquid Content” Marketing Genius?

When Coca Cola’s creative team sit down and brainstorm ad ideas, they’re not just looking to highlight how delicious their soda is. They’re planning the creation of content that will go viral – as it has proven to, time and time again. The Christmas polar bears? Adored by everyone, and shared by millions. Coca Cola […]

August 5, 2014

11 Signs That You Might Be A Designer

Being a designer involves more than just downloading Helvetica Neue and understanding proper alignment, but no one told that to the people who created certain billboards along the I-15. Here are some tell-tale signs that you might be a designer… 1. You don’t understand who thought this irony was OK. 2. You do not believe […]

Seo advertising mistakes
July 17, 2014

7 Mistakes Advertisers Won’t Stop Making

1. Focusing on features rather than benefits SO much advertising is ineffective because the people behind it forget that the customer only cares about what’s in it for them. If you’re a dentist trying to get people to come to you for their root canals, put focus on the benefits – having a beautiful smile, preventing […]

Seo stumbleupon
July 11, 2014

How Useful Is StumbleUpon For Website Traffic Generation?

StumbleUpon is currently the fourth biggest platform for driving social media traffic, just missing out on a medal because of Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. The site randomly generates web content for users to view based on their interests, and gives them the opportunity to like or dislike what they StumbleUpon in order to better personalize […]

Seo change
June 30, 2014

SEO Will Change, But Never Die

“Experts” and casual searchers alike have been predicting the demise of SEO for years. While their reasoning differs greatly depending upon their backgrounds in the field, they all share one significant similarity…They’re dead wrong! So let’s clear things up right off the bat. Will SEO die? No. Will it change? Yes? Why do people think […]

Braydn Wins Red Olives 2014 Mustache Competition
June 16, 2014

Winner of our 2014 Mustache May Contest Announced!

The votes are in. Your 2014 Mustache May champion is Braydn (aka Guy). But wait just a minute, this year’s competition didn’t go down without a fight. Voting closed late Friday night, but there wasn’t a clear winner until just now. The Play by Play Vince had a hold on the competition from the beginning. […]

2014 Mustache May Competition
June 6, 2014

2014 Mustache May Contest – Vote Now!

=> VOTE NOW! It’s that time of year again. Red Olive got a little harrier last month as the men of the office prepped for another round of Mustache May. The women were given the chance to do a CrAzY hAiR dAy but chose not to participate. From Apple employees to famous barbeque chefs, this […]

Red Olive gTLD image
May 30, 2014

Do The New gTLDs Help With SEO? (Hint: Good Luck…)

When it comes to the complicated minefield (or money factory…) of new gTLDs, those of us working in SEO really just have one question on our minds: how will the new .something domain extensions affect search results and rankings? The short answer? They won’t. The longer, more complex one? They might, but no one can […]

Are Facebook Hashtags Worth Doing?
October 30, 2013

Are #FacebookHashtags Worth your Time?

As one of the last social media platforms to incorporate hashtags, Facebook rocked the social media marketing community with the release of their own hashtag feature this past summer. On June 12th, Facebook announced that its users would be able to access larger conversations on their favorite topics through clickable hashtags. The company stated that […]

Web AIGA newsletter
June 6, 2013

Won 3 AIGA One Hundred Show Awards – woot!

AIGA The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) serves as our region’s most prestigious juried competition. This professional association for design holds an annual show gala and benefit to honor the best 100 designs in Utah over the past year. This year’s gala took place on May, 18th in Salt Lake City and contained work […]

Mustache contest blog
May 29, 2013

Mustache May @redolive

While we know that the proper month for a mustache competition is March, we here at Red Olive like to shake things up a bit. Having missed the Mustache March deadline, our team decided that the beginning of May was the perfect time to start growing out their mustaches to see who could have the […]

May 28, 2013

Red Olive Increases Workforce by 50% to Keep Up with Demand for Web and SEO Services

Utah digital agency conducts a successful search for the state’s most talented designers, developers and SEO and internet marketing specialists. South Jordan,UT–5/28/2013–When you produce award winning creative and impactful brand systems you get noticed- a little too noticed. Red Olive’s project queue grew to a three to six month waiting period and the search began […]