Did you miss one of our limited runs of shirts? We're offering another limited run of all 4 shirts. Honouring our hometown of London, Ontario, these t-shirts celebrate local landmarks of past and present.
This month, we’re showcasing a building that’s celebrating its 80th birthday and an old summer spot that may bring back memories of sunscreen and chlorine. For those of you who followed and contributed to the #ldnlandmarkseries photo contest, thank you. You can see our lucky winner at the the bottom of this page!
Developers already have enough to think about when working on a site, so why make their lives harder by suggesting they include SEO elements too? Well, it’s generally less painful (and time consuming) to create sites that are SEO-friendly instead of doing a complete overhaul of a site after the fact.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is not exactly a black-and-white marketing strategy. There are many aspects of optimization to consider when you want to make improvements, and many of them are quite technical. Between the ambiguity and technical skills required, it can be intimidating to start improving your site rankings. It’s important to note that SEO can be boiled down to two important aspects: quality content and quality links.
We’re honouring our hometown with a series of t-shirts celebrating local landmarks, past and present. To kick off the series we’ve got the long standing Blackfriars Bridge and the gone but not forgotten Embassy Hotel.
On Thursday, June 23rd, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, came to the London Roundhouse to announce the findings and priorities of the Premier's Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel.
Mixed in amongst all the other forms of social media, LinkedIn may not be where you spend most of your online time. When I first set up my profile I had no idea what I should include or why I really needed to have one, but I did think that it might help me look like an adult as I started a professional career. A few years later, I finally reached “All-Star” profile strength, and have found how valuable this platform can be. Whether you’re leveraging it to grow your career or your business, LinkedIn has many capabilities that make it an effective marketing tool.
A group of individuals from London decided to put together information on what the living wage in London would be and to promote being a living wage employer. We helped them with creating a brand and website to represent their cause and help spread the word.
Last week, we kicked off Explode Conference with a bunch of fellow sponsors and presenters at a rooftop shindig before taking in two days of presentations, one kick-ass party, and a bunch of inspiring new connections and conversations...
It's our belief that every member of our team has valuable leadership qualities and perspectives—and we know it takes exposure to different leaders and leadership styles to coax those qualities out of us...
On the heels of last week’s 2016 Ontario Regional Meeting of the Creative City Network of Canada, we asked Business Development Manager Andrew Amos and Relationship Manager Brett McKenzie what their top three takeaways were. Here’s what they had to say…
When you’re hiring people, there’s this notion of “flight risk,” the idea that people will be with you for a while and then they’ll move on to another job. Some people look at that and say “pass,” but we look at it a little differently.
The city of Thunder Bay and the town of Oakville will be experiencing an influx of creative leaders later this week as they play co-hosts to the 2016 Ontario Regional Meeting of the Creative City Network of Canada. Here's what we're looking forward to...
Last week, B Lab asked the B Corp Community to provide some input about whether or not it should move forward with its plans to host this year's B Corp Champions Retreat in North Carolina in light of HB2, particularly given that the Retreat's theme is Towards an Inclusive Economy. Here's our take.
The rtraction brand was not supposed to live long. We inherited it from vtraction, one of our founding partners. It was a temporary company name put in place to give life to our startup. We started in 2001, after the dot-com bust, as tech companies were crumbling. At the time, survival was higher on our priority list. We figured we could always rebrand, right?
Wisdom 2.0 is a conference that’s all about living with mindfulness and wisdom in the digital age, and it’s a rare breed of conference that feeds the mind, body and soul. It may seem counterintuitive to have a conference where business, technology and mindfulness meet, given the social critique of how much time we spend in front of screens, but a lot of tech leaders are aware of the blessing and curse of technology and are encouraging greater mindfulness. It can just as easily connect us around the globe as it can disconnect us from the life in front of us.
To B, as it turns out. We are excited to announce the addition of rTraction Canada Inc.—and its two brands, Ellipsis Digital and Engine SevenFour—to a growing and impressive list of Certified B Corporations (B Corps).
In another exciting move in London’s growing and evolving tech landscape, Ellipsis Digital and Engine SevenFour are joining with Code Studio. The addition of Code Studio’s business automation software developers to the London Roundhouse’s siblings—Ellipsis’ digital marketing agency, and Engine SevenFour, which specializes in custom enterprise web applications—is a winning alliance for all three entities.
Jennifer Murray is an often unseen force at Ellipsis Digital and Engine SevenFour, but she makes a whole lot of things happen around here. For instance, she and VP Strategy Shawn Adamsson recently made a two-day, off-site retreat happen for the nearly 30 people who make up our two teams…
Because of how we work, our team has been in an open office since our start. While this style leads to outstanding results, the resulting noise can be a real concern sometimes. Knowing this, our move into the LRH earlier this year came with a new perk: a $150 headphone allowance for each team member.
In that spirit of giving and planning for the new year, we’re sharing some musings from VP Strategy Shawn Adamsson, who was recently asked for advice on giving back to the community by a small company looking to do more CSR (corporate social responsibility) work. CSR can be complicated, while we're not saying it's easy, it can be simple. Here are some things to consider as you start...
If it got cosmic at last year’s DesignThinker’s conference, this year’s was all about staying grounded. Yes, there was lots to be inspired by, but what The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) delivered this year was a lineup of speakers who were as willing to pull back the curtain and talk about how they worked as much as the work itself. Here’s the takeaways that got the biggest underlines in my notebook.