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Analytics is not a Noun, it is a Verb. (Or at least it should be)

by Steve Kerr

The great American Inventor – Thomas A. Edison – was once quoted as saying that “the value of an idea lies in the using of it.” Now, we all know that Mr. Edison, also known as the “Wizard of Menlo Park”, went on to have an amazing career, both as an inventor and business professional. Over his lifetime, he amassed over a thousand (1,093) U.S. patents and many more in other countries.

Facebook for Business New Post Options

by Madeline McGee

Next time you check up on your business profile page on Facebook, you may notice that you have more than just the option of posting an update. Facebook now offers options to get people to learn more, create an event, help people find your business, create an offer, or even create a job posting.

The Importance of Web Accessibility

by Dustin Swisher and Abbi Siler

It’s interesting to consider how much the World Wide Web has changed in the relatively short time it’s been a staple of our society. The days of just having a basic web presence for your brand is just not enough anymore and there’s major movement in the design and development industries that focus on making websites fully accessible to everyone.

Share Your Extraordinary With Us

by Liz Hamilton

Creative. Meaningful. Valuable. Amazing. Interesting. Awesome. Enjoyable. Professional. Open-minded. Experiential. Collaborative. Trusting. Relevant. Interactive. Detailed. Integrated. Quality. Diverse. Helpful. Generous. Appreciative. Engaging. Caring. Relaxed. Patient.

New Packaging for Famous Chicken

by Liz Hamilton

This year, the Stone Ward team worked hard to revamp the packaging designs for Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken: taking into account considerations from several audiences, Stone Ward helped the brand land on a cohesive design that would launch them into the next phase of its already long-standing success.

Engaging Fans for National Women's Soccer League Championship Game

by Jackie Warrick

Earlier this month, two teams competed on October 9th for the National Women's Soccer League Championship title. Leading up to this event, our Chicago team worked to create the social media content and graphics for all playoff matches and the final championship match. Stone Ward worked closely with NWSL on the promotion of their sweepstakes to send 3 lucky winners and their friends to a VIP experience at the Championship match in Houston.

Baptist Health Medical Center - Conway Celebrates Successful Grand Opening & Market Awareness

by Sarah Scott

In recent years, Faulkner County has seen a nearly five percent increase in population. Along with this population growth came the need for a more accessible, comprehensive hospital to serve the region, which is why in June 2014, Baptist Health broke ground in Conway, AR on their ninth medical center.

Analytics 101: How to Use Data to Make Better Decisions

by Brian Pappalardo

There’s no denying it — we have access to more data at our fingertips right now than at any other time in history. It seems like every day there are new breakthroughs and new platforms that allow us to store, sort, spin, and visualize all of this data. As a business owner, you’re able to track and measure every interaction that a potential customer has with your brand. I’m not just talking about in-store transactions, either.

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