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Jessica Plunkett

Jessica Plunkett is a Senior Digital Strategist for Spindustry Digital. Jessica’s innate ability to apply best practice standards across multiple industries has played a critical role in the success of many Spindustry Digital clients. Jessica has provided valuable research and insight to Tyson Foods, Live Healthy America, Principal Wellness Company and Ag Property Solutions. She was also a finalist for the Iowa Women in Innovation Rising Star Award. Jessica holds a BA in Corporate Communications from Simpson College.
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Recent Posts

Event Management Software to Support Event Agencies on the Go

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on July 12, 2016

Event agencies have spent decades helping the brands they represent create an everlasting impressionwith consumers. Before the creation of social media or worldwide adoption of the internet, agencies were fostering new relationships and deepening brand loyalty by letting consumers sample products and take home branded schwag. The same general concept is still happening today, but digital technology is further supporting those efforts. And behind the scenes, digital technology is helping agencies track and report the results of these efforts.

Spindustry has long supported event marketers with event management software that helps agencies be more efficient and productive. Here are a few key benefits of using our software.

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Topics: experiential marketing, event management

Spindustry's Business Evolution

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on June 8, 2016

Enjoy an occasional series of posts about Spindustry as we celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2016. 

When Spindustry opened its doors in 1996, a handful of employees focused on database development using Access Database technology. Fast-forward 20 years and we’ve seen such vast changes in technology languages, the internet, business processes and hand-held technology that we never could have imagined – and that have influenced the growth of our company.

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Topics: web development, about spindustry

Use Trending Topics in Your Digital Marketing

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on December 23, 2015

Google released its 2015 year in search – a recap of the most frequently searched topics on their search engine. It’s no surprise that entertainment, sports, politics and world news topped the list. If your business doesn’t fall directly into one of these categories, then why would these searches matter to you? There are ways to leverage the buzz to engage with your target audience. It’s about being smart and relevant. Next time there’s a trending topic you think might be relevant to your brand and customers, ask yourself these questions.

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Topics: content marketing, social media, marketing tips

Three Tips for Network Security Planning in 2016

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on December 16, 2015

One of the most active conversations companies started having in 2015 centered on network security. The Target credit card breach was not an anomaly in network security. In the past year, we’ve seen healthcare systems hacked and millions of pieces of personal information exposed. Other companies have faced breaches in credit card information and other sensitive customer data.

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Topics: network security

Common Software Platforms are Prone to Successful Hacking Attempts

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on November 4, 2015

As you weigh the option of purchasing or using a free software platform, there’s likely a question you’re not giving enough thought to before making the final decision. What’s the risk of this platform being hacked?

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Topics: network security, web development

3 Design Tips for Responsive Websites

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on October 27, 2015

Web design trends change all the time, in part because the technology requires a change to the visual elements. With the continued evolution of mobile devices, responsive design is a critical step in web development, so we asked Jeremy Winter, Art Director at Spindustry Digital, to share three design tips for responsive websites.

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Topics: responsive design

Volunteer with These 3 Organizations

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on October 14, 2015

Between September 2013 and 2014, 62.8 million people in the United States volunteered. We like to think we’re 40 strong of those 62.8 million people, as community service is a core principle we believe in as a company. From painting walls to reading books with kids, we try to help uplift the community one hour at a time.

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Topics: about spindustry

Top 3 Restaurants to Cater a Staff Lunch

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on September 23, 2015

Every successful meeting shares one key ingredient – great food served. Whether it’s a breakfast meeting with clients, a monthly staff lunch or a late-night project marathon session with your co-workers, it’s important to find the right food with the right service.

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Topics: about spindustry

FTC Can Now Sue Companies for Lax Online Security Practices - What You Need to Do Now

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on September 9, 2015

In case you missed the latest digital security news – and you can’t really afford to miss this one – the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission can sue companies for lax online security practices. The specific case involved Wyndham Hotels and their “unfair cybersecurity practices, that ‘taken together, unreasonably and unnecessarily exposed consumers’ personal data to unauthorized access and theft.’” Read the full story here.

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Topics: network security

Tagging Your Digital Marketing Efforts

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on July 31, 2015

In our previous post about Digital Marketing Metrics, we outlined why you should monitor visit rate and conversion rate, as well as cost per visit and cost per conversion. In this post, we will outline how using URL tags on your digital marketing efforts can help you connect those metrics to better optimize your ad spend.

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Topics: paid ads, analytics