Entries by Jen Busfield

Working at OnWired on my Birthday

My mom called me this morning to wish me a happy birthday…

“Did you stay home to enjoy the day? Are you taking it easy?”

I didn’t even bother to stifle the laugh. I enjoyed a big, fat guffaw (itis my birthday, after all).

“No, Mom. I’m at work. But I came into the office and there were balloons! There was also a tasty, delicious slice of cake waiting for me. I can’t complain too much. Besides, it’s OnWired. So, it’s all good.”

Project management waits for no man…or Read More >>

The Most Desirable Quality of the New Hire in the Web Industry

The question came up - “Who is your dream hire?” - during the January event hosted by the Triangle Interactive Media Association (read my intro to the TIMA event here).
What makes someone a desirable member of the team?

The Panel, of course, came up with a wide range of answers - some funny and some serious. I am always interested in hearing what business leaders within the web industry have to say about the kind of people they want on their team. I know plenty of talented individuals Read More >>

Self Awareness | One of the Most Powerful (and Underutilized) Tools

This is a part three (and the conclusion) to a mini blog series that I’ve been working to develop. (Wait…did I just hear a sigh of relief?!)

I’ve been marinating on the panel discussion from the January TIMA event and really taking ownership of the question (and answer) to “What is the most desirable quality of the New Hire in the web industry?” (see previous blog). And I had just ended with…
The discussion took an interesting turn when someone - I can’t really remember who is Read More >>

Predicting the Future with TIMA

It was my distinct pleasure on Wednesday to attend the year’s first panel event, “The Futurists,” hosted by the Triangle Interactive Media Association, TIMA for short (in case you didn’t know).

Have you heard of TIMA?

I hadn’t until this past Fall - it was when a friend of mine, another online diva, mentioned that her company was planning to send her to TIMA’s 2012 Internet Summit and…had I heard?…and was I going too? I literally LOL’d (laughed out loud). I was in the middle Read More >>

New (Pretty) Faces at OnWired

It’s a new year and we’ve hit the ground running to keep up with projects that have carried over from last year and new projects that we’ve confirmed since the Holidays.

We’re also assimilating our new faces.
Have you checked-in to see the new members to our Team?
If not, you should. We promise they’re pretty.

First, we’d like to introduce Laura Schuchart (see her OW bio here). She is our new Client Marketing Consultant. And you’ll have an opportunity to speak with her Read More >>

Wishing you Merry Festivities

Everybody’s doing it.

I can’t tell you how many pictures of Holiday parties I’ve seen on my social networks. And you know what?! I love each one of them. Because it reminds me that people are still investing in each other, that companies are still investing in the people who help make their effort worthwhile in the market. How do I get that from a simple snapshot?! I’m reading too much into it, you say?!

Could be true.

But those people didn’t have to be in the picture. And they Read More >>

Pay It Forward: Endorse Someone Today!

LinkedIn has been having an impressive year, rolling out updates left and right. There are so many great, new social features that are making it even easier to keep up with your professional network.

I was really excited when they updated Company Pages. The opportunity for Companies and Brands to provide really comprehensive information, as well as provide periodic updates regarding what’s happening on a professional level is just GREAT. And I logged in the other day and was invited - as many Read More >>

Web Marketing Directs the Traffic

An online presence doesn’t just mean a website anymore, it also means having great sub-sites, mini-sites, social media platforms, blogs, etc… You get the idea. Having a great website doesn’t guarantee that people are going to automatically notice it when it’s launched. You’ve got to create awareness about it in the marketplace, which means expanding beyond just the website.

(That’s why pre-launch marketing campaigns are so important. It creates a buzz that otherwise wouldn’t Read More >>

New Facebook App Wows Users Into Getting Work Done

Have you heard about the new Facebook App for iPhone/iPad that everyone is oohing-and-ahhing about? Have you tried it? No?! You should. The developers at Facebook decided to start from scratch on this newest update, which means that the app is working at optimum for iDevice users. Content is loading faster, notifications are coming through in a blink of an eye, not to mention that posting and reviewing photos is easier than it’s ever been.

I cannot tell you how much I am loving this update Read More >>