New Gmail for Web, Android and iOS Hopes to End Inbox Woes

Over the next few weeks a new look for Gmail will be rolling out. This video comes from The Official Gmail Blog.

Any thoughts? Will it make your life easier?

[Infographic] A Memorial Day Thank You

memorialday2013Happy Memorial Day.

Of course, many are celebrating the start of the summer season but Memorial Day is much more than that here in US or at least it should be. It’s about remembering those who fought and died defending the country. It’s a day where ideologies are set aside (or once again should be) and people are the focus. Not only those who served and died but those who were left to carry on without their loved ones.

We honor those men and women today and give thanks and offer a prayer for their families. Thank you for your sacrifice.

We thought it might be of interest as well to see an infographic that gives more information about veterans from the US Census Bureau (click image to enlarge).

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Take time today to remember.

Jon Stewart on Apple Tax ‘Hearing’

As Jon Stewart starts to get much less partisan in his skewering of the day’s news he is getting funnier than ever.

Here is his take on the Apple tax ‘issue’ in which the company is using legitimate tax loopholes to pay nothing on $44 billion in income. (NOTE: If video window does not show completely at first refresh browser and ‘Poof!’ there it is)


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
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Thank you Marketing Pilgrim Sponsors!

thank you colorAs we look over the horizon and can catch a glimpse of summer , Marketing Pilgrim would like to take a moment to say thank you to some very important people to us: our sponsors.

Since we have rolled out our channel sponsor program we have had great success for our existing sponsors and we are getting a lot of interest from future sponsors as well. If you would like to learn more about the content marketing and advertising opportunities we have here at Marketing Pilgrim, contact us today!

Here are our great sponsors. Thank you so much!

HubSpotInbound Marketing channel sponsor – HubSpot Inbound Marketing Software gives you all the tools you need to make marketing that people will actually love – earning quality leads and loyal customers in return.

TrackurReputation channel sponsor – Easy to use and affordable social media monitoring tool that will expand your capabilities without breaking your budget. Click here for a chance to win a new iPad Courtesy of Trackur.

wPromote – The #1 ranked search engine marketing firm in the country. They are a five-time honoree on the Inc 500|5000 rankings of the fastest growing private firms in the country.

BlurbpointSearch Marketing channel sponsor – A full service and link building company dedicated to assisting customers by enhancing their online presence and search engine ranking.

Text Link Brokers - Full service internet marketing company specializing in Link Building, SEO, Content Writing and Reputation Management

Sponsoredreviews.com – Sponsored Reviews connects bloggers with SEO’s, marketers and advertisers looking to build links, traffic and buzz.

WebtrendsAnalytics channel sponsor – A company focused on accelerating customer conversion by driving timely and relevant experiences across all your digital channels.

Please be sure to visit these great companies to see how they can help you!

To start a discussion about putting together a great marketing program with Marketing Pilgrim for your company, contact us today!

Looking for a Job? Marketing Pilgrim’s Job Board is a Great Place to Start

looking for a jobSearching for your next great job? Looking for that perfect person to fill your open position? Don’t forget to check into the Marketing Pilgrim Internet Marketing Job Board.

If you are looking for a new job then find the full listings here.

If you are looking for that perfect hire you would be hard pressed to find a better audience than ours for just $27 / per month per listing as well. Find out how to list your openings here.

Have you seen the new listings this week (as of May 17, 2013)? Here is a sampling:

Media, Marketing & Mobilization Director – Alliance for Climate Education – Oakland, CA

SEO Marketing PPC Specialist – Vigilant Technologies – Troy, MI

Sr Online Marketing Manager – AT&T - Bothell, WA

Square Stand Making Payments Easier and Cooler for Merchants

Square is a revolution in the way that merchants of all sizes (but especially the smaller ones) take payments for their products and services. Even in the little town I live in I can count several ‘main street’ merchants using the Square system to make their payment processing direct and easy. You pay on what you process and there are no extra hoops to jump through etc etc.

The one trouble has been that the process can be a little less than quick for any variety of reasons. It can be somewhat clumsy depending on the user. There’s is nothing worse than the panicked high school kid at the register having trouble processing a payment and looking at an impatient line of customers. I feel sympathy for them (in most cases) but there are many others that feel scorn and impatience. Don’t misconstrue this. It doesn’t happen much with Square but it can just like any other payment processing system.

So what has Square come up with for an improvement? Ta-da! The Square Stand.

Square Stand

Slate tells us more.

The Line is Blurred Between Work and Home, But Workers Still Say Email is a Blessing

I respond to almost as much business email at 10 in the morning as I do at 10 at night. I always assumed this was a freelancer issue – when you work from home you’re always at work.

But a new study from GFI Software shows that even 9-5 office workers answer email at night. . . and on the weekend. . . while on vacation. . even at funerals!

check work emailOutside of regular work hours, six out of ten workers say they check email once a day. 12% check in “real time” which I assume means they have some kind of alert set to let them know there’s a message.