Social Media in Politics…The New Front-Line

As major state level campaigns begin to heat up in the race to the November elections, we begin to see an overwhelming presence of politics ingrained into our social media lives. Gone are the days where people make the very important decision of voting for a political candidate based on how many yard signs they … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Homeschooling In the Digital Age

Angie Knutson is the creator of an insanely popular blog “My Four Monkeys” a product review site for moms and dads. Angie has (you guessed it) four kids which she home-schools. Her blog chronicles the life of a home school while offering up tips and suggestions for other like minded parents. She also offers tons … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Non Profit Events Get Companies Noticed

Emily Locke is the Development Associate for Distinguished Event at the American Cancer Society. Most of her job involves the behind the scenes work that goes into creating some of the coolest events in Boston. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health concern. … Continue reading

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The New Wave of Social Media In Politics

Before working at US Markerboard, I worked in politics in. Politics is a fascinating atmosphere especially for marketing; I would even argue that it’s a marketer’s dream industry. You have the ability to take this product (candidate) who is virtually unknown and build him/her into a household name within a matter of months. Now a … Continue reading

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Are You LinkedIn?

It goes without saying that the past few years have been tough on the job market. The US has been crippled with startling unemployment rates and even though there has been some progress recently, unemployed Americans still see themselves as having a huge mountain of uncertainty to overcome. In a time where unemployment rates are … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: The Education of Lyrical

PM Plourde is the poster-child for this blog. The week he is our guest blogger and you can learn his story through his own words, but when I say his influence as an educator has affected many, its an understatement. His rap alter-ego “Lyrical” is the darling of the Boston hip hop scene, one of … Continue reading

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The iPad: Changing the Future of the Classrooms

I hate to jump on bandwagons, but since this blog revolves around innovation in education and business, I wouldn’t be doing my job to write a post on the new Apple iPad. The iPad has been dubbed the future of classroom education offering students and teachers an interactive way to learn. I visited an Apple … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Who Knew Franchising Could Be So Sweet?

At the age of 23 Tarang Gosalia brought something to the landscape of downtown Boston that had been desperately missing…A legitimate Frozen Yogurt Empire. At an unusually young age Tarang, a recent graduate of Babson College, has successfully franchised his first Red Mango store in downtown Boston with the Plan to open multiple units in the coming years. Tarang offered up this blog entry to talk about how Franchising just may be the way to go when starting a new business.

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Can Music Be Your One-Way Ticket To a Better Education?

“Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.” –Ludwig van Beethoven More and more reports are surfacing that music could be the key to unlock the minds of young children. Enough studies have been published to determine whether or not music is beneficial in the learning process, and the results … Continue reading

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Facebook Will Soon Take Over the World.

For years now Google has had a strangle-hold over the online advertising market. Google Ad-words have been a tool for many businesses ranging in industry and size to help get their company out to the people at an affordable rate. Ad-words take keywords and allow advertisers to display their advertisements in the Google network, through … Continue reading

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