To Social Media or Not to Social Media?

Posted on July 29th, 2015 by REFUGE Categories Blog

By Mirsa Sanxhaku
 
While most realize that social media is a powerful tool that is here to stay, others like Allison Graham, a social media historian, argue that social media is causing individuals to become, well… less social. Her worries are better illustrated satirically by the Polish-born Pawel Kuczynski (picture below), who depicts humanity trapped in its own cage, afraid to face the world head-on, instead, molding his experiences through the eyes of social media. (more…)

Gmail for Small Businesses

Posted on July 22nd, 2015 by Katelyn Whittaker Categories Blog

Many people use Gmail for personal use, but it’s also great for business purposes. By becoming a part of Google Apps for Business, your small business will be able to take advantage of the many features and benefits Gmail has to offer. (more…)

The Cultural Behemoth Apple and the Potential of the Apple Watch

Posted on July 15th, 2015 by REFUGE Categories Blog

By Vlad Vidaeff
 
I’m 28 years old.  I grew up during a time of unprecedented technological innovation.  I am part of the first generation that used computers as children.  I am part of the first generation that used cell phones.  I am part of the first generation that used social media.  Looking back at how things were before technological armageddon, it’s truly extraordinary to see how far we’ve come.  It’s no exaggeration to say that Apple has played an important role in my life.  As I progressed from adolescence to becoming an adult, the introduction of a new Apple product was always met with excitement.  The iPod?  Bought it.  MacBook?  Bought it.  iPhone?  Bought it.  Apple Watch?  Nope. (more…)

The REFUGE Group Summer Internship Program

Posted on July 8th, 2015 by REFUGE Categories Blog

The REFUGE Group is proud to introduce our fantastic Digital Marketing Interns: Molly Redus, Mirsa Sanxkaku, and Katelyn Whittaker!  The summer internship team, affectionately known as the Terrific Trio, or the Three Stooges, or even the Terrible Trio, has focused on various marketing specialties including social media, advertising, analytics/SEO, blogs, and other aspects of digital/online marketing. To mix in some fun, the group has also participated in training sessions/webinars on hot-topics issues in marketing, luncheons, client visits/meetings, and AMA luncheons/networking events. REFUGE’s Social Media Manager, Vlad Vidaeff, stated: “interacting and working closely with our summer internship team has been such a rewarding experience for me.  I’ve had so much fun getting to know each of the interns and their overall performance has vastly exceeded the expectations I had coming in.” (more…)

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