Spindustry Blog

Happy 17th!

Posted by Michael Bird on October 2, 2013

Spindustry is celebrating its 17th year in business this October. Not the most popular anniversary or birthday. Many wedding anniversary sites have no suggested gift for the "big 1-7" if that is any indication. Regarding 17th birthdays, you’re stuck between just getting your driver’s license and officially being classified as an adult. We have joked in the office, as we hear the Midwestern chirp of the locust / cicada outside, who emerge every 17 years, that we have reached our cicada anniversary; still not helping…

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We're Honored to be Honored

Posted by Jessica Plunkett on September 25, 2013

The Spindustry Digital team is a group of hard-working, talented people. We take pride in solving business problems with technology. It’s more than just a “job” for us; it’s the opportunity to strategize, collaborate, create, test and measure our ideas to solve those problems. We are grateful that we have been honored recently for our efforts.

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Innovation

Posted by Michael Bird on August 28, 2013

Innovation is a big concept and sometimes hard to define; sometimes a “you know it when you see it” type situation and others when you didn’t even know it happened. Does innovation occur when a crazy inventor first dreams up the impossible or when the use of it becomes ubiquitous? As an example, you notice it to be odder that someone does NOT have a cell phone than those that do. Either way, innovation happens and it drives us forward.

Is Spindustry Digital an innovative company? In a way, we use modern programming languages, social media channels, mobile technology and other tools to implement the dreams of our clients; but we didn’t create those programming languages or marketing techniques. But again, as stated above, does innovation truly happen when some unique tool is developed or when someone figures out a great way to apply it? I think the answer is both.

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Connect

Posted by Michael Bird on August 6, 2013

In 2012, Spindustry updated its brand. We went from Interactive to Digital. We went from
a web firm to a creative agency. We went from ideas, technology and success to create, design and connect.
To be honest, there are words and parts of the past and present I prefer over the other but there is one part of the new brand that, for me, embodies our direction best. Connect.

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Women of Innovation Spindustry Finalists

Posted by Spindustry Digital on October 24, 2012

 Each year theTechnology Association of Iowa hosts the

Women of Innovation Awards, celebrating women who have been outstanding leaders and innovators in the fields of:  science, technology, engineering and math. This year, Spindustry Digital has the grand honor of announcing two employee finalists.

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Spindustry's Approach to Community Service

Posted by Spindustry Digital on October 4, 2012

Post by: Ashley Powell, Account Manager at Spindustry

Spindustry has a long history of commitment to community service. Each year we participate in the United Way campaign and participate in volunteer events. In late August this year, a team of twelve spent Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend packaging meals for the hungry at the annual Meals from the Heartland event. Spindustry helped package more than 5.1 million meals this year!

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AMA Agency Crawl Marketing Challenge

Posted by Alex Guzik on October 2, 2012

As the AMA Agency Crawl approached last Thursday, our marketing team began contemplating how we would create a memorable experience for the 70 students and marketing professionals participating in the event. At Spindustry, we have a process to follow for each of our projects but we also have a whole lot of fun generating ideas and

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Pondering Our First 15 Years and the Next

Posted by Michael Bird on April 13, 2011

Spindustry started in 1996 and spent a good deal of time building offline applications.  In those first few years, the web was starting to become recognized, not as the default platform, but a real contender.  We had a lot of discussions in those years about if you needed a website, if the website would have a real business impact, and how companies would use this new channel to communicate to their audience more directly.

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