Snickerdoodles and SCSI Drives: The Year Bitcoin Goes Mainstream?

There has been no shortage of digital ink spilled on the rise of Bitcoin, the P2P-enabled payment system and open source crypto-currency introduced in 2009 by 

“Satoshi Nakamoto” (a pseudonym). Bitcoin is a fascinating economic development, representing the possibility of a plausible alternative to state-backed fiat 
currency.… continue »

Paying for Free Shipping?

With Forrester Research forecasting a record $250 billion in online sales for 2014, retailers are getting increasingly competitive with their promos and deals.  Not that long ago, free shipping was a pretty enticing offer that only came around once in a while.… continue »

Advertising Everywhere

The progression of advertisements in our daily lives is quite impressive when you take a moment to think about it. They are on our television, radio, billboards, the Internet, the list goes on. For the longest time we had no real choice of the ads that we saw, of course they were tailored and designed to be inviting, which would make us want to use or buy the product or service that they represent, but nothing like they are now.… continue »

Lower your Cost-Per-Lead with compelling copy

How much should a lead cost?  How much is it worth?  At AdLeads we think about these questions from all sides, but most advertisers are primarily concerned with how to lower their Cost-Per-Lead (CPL).  Even with the advanced marketing automation tools out there it can be difficult to attribute spend to ROI – all the more reason to keep your initial costs down.… continue »

New Year Resolutions: 3 Marketing Tips for SMBs

This is a great time to reflect upon last year’s achievements and create a plan to achieve even more results in the year to come. Here are three marketing tips that will help you get your business ahead of the game for 2014.… continue »

Starting My Career in Software Development at Pontiflex

I’ll never forget the first time I tried to code. It was about 18 months ago at this point, and I was working through some javascript courses on Codecademy. Like dozens of other startup employees, working in the technology space had really romanticized programming.… continue »

Another Way to Reach Dumbo

A while back I posted about the East River Ferry and what a great new way that was to reach the Pontiflex offices in Dumbo from Manhattan.  That still works and I still recommend it heartily.  But, a new player has entered the alternative transportation game: Citibike!  So, now for all you thinking about joining the booming new tech metropolis or for your new “I make it like your grandma did” business you should feel comfortable that getting to and from here has gotten even easier.… continue »

Amazon Prime Air Drones

This past Sunday, Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and founder, appeared on “60 Minutes” to show Charlie Rose some pretty cool tech currently in R&D at Amazon. Drones! With Prime Air, customers will receive packages via “octocopters” as quickly as 30 minutes after buying.… continue »

Nokia Unveils WhatsApp Phone

There has been a ton of press coverage about Facebook Home in recent days.
In a similar development of a company making a phone around social features, Nokia released the Asha 210 – the first phone to have a dedicated WhatsApp button. 
To quote, Timo Toikkanen, EVP of Mobile Phones at Nokia, said: “It has been designed to allow people to easily update their social networks, stay in touch with friends and share user created content.”… continue »

Record Digital Advertising Spend for 2012

The IAB reported yesterday that digital advertising spend in 2012 reached a record high of $36.6 billion in 2012. 
Our CEO Geoff Grauer was interviewed in Adotas about the report. Here’s what he (and other leaders in the digital ad space had to say). … continue »