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A-10 Warthog: Budget Cuts Put Future In Jeopardy

A-10 Warthog: Budget Cuts Put Future In Jeopardy

By Toni Matthews-El February 26, 2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has come under fire for a decision to permanently do away with an entire fleet of A-10 aircraft. The choice to eliminate the A-10 aircraft was made as part of a series of budget cuts …

Will Obamacare Cause Gov to be Shut Down? Will Obamacare Cause Gov to be Shut Down?
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After the fiscal cliff crisis talks in late 2012 to early 2013, another budget crisis is the last thing anyone wants to hear about as we near the end of 2013. Unfortunately, House representatives are talking of a partial government …

Food Stamps Cut: $4 Billion Cut by House Food Stamps Cut: $4 Billion Cut by House
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Millions of people could see their food stamps benefits decrease or go away after the House voted for $4 billion per year for the next 10 years in food stamp cuts. House Republicans introduced the new legislation earlier this week, …

NPR Buyouts: Plan To Cut Staff By 10% NPR Buyouts: Plan To Cut Staff By 10%

NPR announced on Friday that it will attempt to reduce its staff by about 10% through voluntary buyouts, in order to balance the budget. NPR is a very popular source of news and entertainment for many people, and it is …

McDonald's Crazy Budget Blowback McDonald's Crazy Budget Blowback

Social media channels blew up last week over McDonald’s putting out some training materials for its employees that included a sample budget to help them learn how to manage their personal income. Why would everyone have a problem with one …

Limbaugh “Ashamed” of the U.S. Over Sequestration Limbaugh “Ashamed” of the U.S. Over Sequestration
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This week conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh embarked on a tirade during his show and ended up admitting that he is “ashamed” of the U.S. The host blasted the issue of sequestration, calling it a repeat of other “crises” …

Obama Says No Google Or Facebook Without Govt. Obama Says No Google Or Facebook Without Govt.

President Barack Obama is in full campaign mode. The one thing that he will preach to his supporters is that the Republicans are trying to gut the government. He said that under the Republican budget “the government is shrunk to …

Department of Defense Releases 30 Year Aviation Plan Department of Defense Releases 30 Year Aviation Plan

The department of defense released their 30 year plan for the entire fleet of aircraft currently available to the Department of the Air Force (DoF), Department of the Navy (DoN-includes the Navy and Marines), and the Department of the Army …

NASA Faces The Biggest Budget Cuts In Four Years NASA Faces The Biggest Budget Cuts In Four Years

NASA will be forced to operate on a budget of just over $17 billion next year after being asked to reduce their spending. This is their biggest cut in four years and Bill Nye, CEO of space exploration group, The …

Minnesota Government Shutdown Prompts Strong Twitter Response Minnesota Government Shutdown Prompts Strong Twitter Response
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It looks like the battle of the budget has claimed the state of Minnesota, or the government at least. But many on Twitter are quick to point out that although state parks are now shut down over the holiday weekend, …

How Much Should You Spend On SEO?
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It’s a tough question, especially in a bad economy.

The question really begs another question – what is your goal for your site?

If you are operating it as a real business where you hope to either supplement your current income or rely on it as your sole source of income – then you need to be prepared to invest in search (it’s often the foundation of your marketing and a consistent source of regular traffic).

You can invest time or money and in most cases, you usually need to invest both.

Why CMO’s Prefer Short Term Marketing Strategy In This Economic Climate

 

Considering the Leap Into Social Media Marketing

Lately we’ve been working with quite a few CMO’s at companies that are considering the leap into social media marketing, many of which are in the process of choosing a social media agency, nailing down scope of work, and all of which are still unsure if it will be a good or a bad investment.

To be honest, this is a scary leap for marketers, who are being pushed from competitors and internal staff to enter this space , and who then feel the inevitable pressure to quantify their results.

Budget Crunches Nudge Shoppers Online

Although many shoppers will have less to spend during this holiday season, some of that money will find its way to online retailers.

Google’s Little Ad Budget

The Associated Press has an article about Google and the fact that the company barely advertises, especially when compared with its competitors.

Small Biz Has An Attitude About Search
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Though the small and medium business (SMB) market has a handle on the importance of a website, nearly six out of ten are not actively doing search or other types of online marketing.

How To Waste Your Search Budget
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Companies that buy search advertising may be flushing away part of their budgets as they bid on brand keywords they probably don’t need.