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Google’s Twitter Update Is About To Hit

Here’s what businesses should be thinking about

Long story short, what you say and what others say about you on Twitter may start mattering a lot more.

Do you expect to benefit from Google’s coming Twitter integration? Let us know in the comments.

We learned in February that Google and Twitter struck a new deal that will see Google indexing tweets in real time. Initial reports indicated that tweets would become visible in Google’s search results as soon as they’re posted, starting in the first half of this year. Now, we’ve got a more specific timeframe.

In a conference call to discuss Twitter’s earnings, CEO Dick Costolo revealed that the integration will begin its roll-out next month. Given that April is just about over, that could potentially be as early as this week.

“I don’t have a specific date for you, but now I can at least give you a specific month,” said Costolo. “And that Google deal is all about…that relationship is about driving our total audience strategy. The goal is that people consume content and engage with that content whether they log in or not.”

Twitter Needs More Eyeballs
Since going public in 2013, Twitter has faced immense pressure to grow its user base, and that growth has been quite slow. While the company did manage to add 14 million users over the last quarter, it only just surpassed its 300 million monthly active user milestone. For comparison, Facebook just reported 1.44 billion. Twitter has been exploring different ways to grow its MAUs, and much of that has been focused on improving the experience for logged out users.

Earlier this month, Twitter launched a homepage redesign. For logged in users, the homepage remains the user’s home timeline, but for logged out users, it’s now a user-friendly directory of categorized content. Twitter has for all intents and purposes turned its logged-out homepage into a news site.

The Google deal is another way (and likely a pretty significant one) to get people to realize more value from the service even if they’ve not been frequent users in the past. The narrative around Twitter’s stock every time the company reports its earnings is always shareholder disappointment, so the importance of the Google deal cannot be overstated from Twitter’s corporate perspective.

The two companies, as you may know, used to have a similar relationship, but when the original deal expired, the companies were unable to reach an agreement to keep it going.

“I would say that the way we think about the Google deal now without again — without going into any of the details distinct from the kind of relationship we had in the past is that we’ve got the opportunity now to drive a lot of attention to an aggregate eye balls if you will to these logged out experiences, topics and events that we plan on delivering on the front page of Twitter,” Costolo said on a previous earnings call ahead of the new homepage roll-out. “And that’s one of the reasons this makes a lot more sense for us now.”

What’s in store?
Little is known about why exactly that relationship fell apart, but the most logical explanation is that the pre-public Twitter thought it was worth more than what Google was willing to pay for access to Twitter’s firehose of realtime tweets. Google had even built a feature for its search results pages -Realtime Search – around the deal. It used to display a box of scrolling realtime results, which included tweets as well as content from other sources, on search results pages for newsy queries.

Once the Twitter deal went away, so did the feature, making it clear that the tweets were the only real valuable part of that. This also illustrated how valuable the deal was for Google, as its absence highlighted a failure of Google’s stated mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible. With so much of the world’s information now flooding the internet in real time, Google could hardly make good on that mission without the access it once had.

Google isn’t expected to implement tweets the same way it used to when the new integration goes into effect.

“I don’t think that this is what Google is looking for,” search marketer Eric Enge recently told WebProNews. “I suspect that the UI impact will be minimal, but that more tweets will get indexed. However (and this is a big however), what will really be interesting to see is if Google uses tweet data to help drive personalization in one fashion or another. One simple way to do this? Simply favor content that people link to from their tweets in future related search results.”

“This type of prioritization is similar to what they do with Google+ already,” he added. “This is just speculation on my part, but I think it could be a huge win for Google if this deal gives them enough visibility to allow them to do that.”

We’ll see if either company makes a big announcement about how Google will handle tweets or if we’ll just start seeing the tweets surface more.

How Google has been using tweets
Earlier this year, Enge and his firm Stone Temple Consulting released some findings about how Google indexes tweets currently, which provides some insight into how things may change when the new deal goes into effect. His team analyzed over 133,000 tweets to see how Google indexed them, and found that about 7.4% of them were actually indexed, leaving 92.6% completely left out of the search engine.

The findings suggested that Twitter accounts with larger follower counts are getting more tweets indexed, though it may be only a correlation. Enge said he doesn’t think Google is looking specifically at follower count, but that other signals are affecting which profiles get indexed more (i.e. links to those accounts’ profiles). Either way, he noted, more value is clearly being placed on the authoritative accounts.

Out of the accounts with over a million followers that the research looked at, there were 13,435 tweets with 21% of them being indexed by Google. Out of 44,318 tweets in the 10K to 1M follower range, only 10% were indexed. For 80,842 tweets from accounts with less than 10,000 followers, just 4% were indexed.

Stone Temple said images and/or hashtags seem to increase a tweet’s chances of getting indexed with percentages registering higher than average. Mentions, on the other hand, register negatively. It also points to another of its studies, which showed that links from third-party sites have a significant impact.

“Google still loves links. 26% of the tweets with an inbound link from sites other than Twitter got indexed. That is nearly 4 times as much as the overall average rate of indexation,” Enge said in the report, adding that link quantity correlates highly with a tweet getting indexed.

They found that out of 21 accounts and 91 tweets with with over 100 inbound links, 46% were indexed. The number goes down the less inbound links there are. Those with less than ten links only saw a 7% index rate.

“What our study showed is that Google currently places minimal impact on freshness of tweets today,” Enge told WebProNews in February. “Perhaps when crawling needs to be done to discover them it’s just not worth it, and it might be that the new deal will change that. However, I suspect that it’s not the tweets themselves that Google really values the most, but the content they link to that Google wants to discover more quickly. That said, if they see a tweet getting major engagement, chances probably would go up that this tweet will show up higher in the results.”

Your reputation on the line?
Businesses may have reputation-related issues to be concerned about when the deal takes effect.

“The biggest challenge and opportunity for businesses using Twitter for customer service is that every interaction is now amplified,” Conversocial CEO Joshua March told us last month. “Whether that’s a complaint from a customer or the company’s response, the agreement between Google and Twitter places a greater spotlight on each interaction.”

“When a customer is searching on Google for a business, Tweets from customers about issues or bad service experiences could be on the front page,” he said. “If businesses have a social first approach to customer service then they can tackle these quickly and head on, creating positive engagements that will show up instead. This deal has the potential to accelerate the kind of service-related Twitter crises many brands have already experienced.”

The key word there is potential. Until we see Google’s approach to the integration, any of this is only speculative. However, these are important points for businesses to keep in mind as the integration approaches.

“For companies with a social first approach who are committed to delivering excellent, fast and authentic social customer service, the agreement between Google and Twitter has the ability to spotlight them, and make it very obvious to customers that they care,” said March. “Companies that have successfully integrated various social media into their customer service DNA should be very excited by the agreement. In addition, previously addressed concerns are now searchable, allowing customers to potentially self-help.”

Businesses are going to have to consider that any tweets related to their brands could become more visible, as could tweets from employees. In fact, even beyond the Google deal, Twitter is doing other things that could inflate visibility through search.

This goes beyond Google
Google already has a firehose deal in place with Bing.

Twitter is also working with Apple. During Tuesday’s conference call, Costolo said, “And finally, we are also working with Apple to surface great Twitter content and accounts directly in Spotlight Search on iOS and OS X, that also makes it easier and quicker to find great things on Twitter. So I would sum up by saying, there is absolutely an opportunity to go and monetize that attention and traffic. We want to make sure we iterate on the experiences to get them right first.”

Update: Apple’s spotlight search is reportedly already surfacing Twitter content.

Twitter clearly wants (and needs) to have its content surfaced as much as possible, so look for it to find other partnerships to fuel this as well.

The company is also experimenting with its own search interface, which could emphasize the power of that to more people as it continues to court and retain new users. We recently looked at a redesign it’s been testing, and while Twitter would not confirm that it will roll out to all users, it’s clearly an improvement from the existing interface, so I would be shocked if it doesn’t.

 

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With the Death of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Faces One of Its Greatest Branding Challenges

During the recent Microsoft Convergence conference, marketing chief Chris Capossela confirmed what has been rumored for months: The tech giant will finally ditch its long-standing default browser, Internet Explorer.

Instead, Microsoft has developed a new, unnamed browser—its code name is Project Spartan—to include in Windows 10. The company hasn’t announced a release date yet, but there’s speculation it will reveal more at the Microsoft Build 2015 conference in April.

While the company confirmed to Adweek that Internet Explorer will continue to exist in some Windows 10 versions for consumers who require legacy support, this move essentially closes the book on the Internet Explorer brand.

Given the baggage that is now associated with Internet Explorer and its declining market share over the last decade, the decision is a logical if not overdue one, according to marketing and branding experts. As Internet Explorer fell out of favor, browsers like Firefox and Chrome hit the market and introduced new product innovations in faster, sleeker, easier-to-use browsers.

“Tech brands are inherently different than non-tech brands,” said David Gaspar, managing director of brand consultancy DDG. “We cherish the history of Coca-Cola—it harkens back to youth, great times with friends and family, etc. Tech brands suffer from the exact same nostalgia, just in a negative way.”

In recent years, people have forgotten that Internet Explorer pioneered many of the innovations—including Ajax, or Java Script—that made the Internet what it was and what it is today. Instead, they’ve focused on the product’s lackluster user experience, according to Roy DeYoung, svp of creative strategy for PM Digital.

The flawed core functionality of Internet Explorer has clouded the brand’s perception, drawing so much vitriol that Microsoft addressed this in a 2012 ad campaign. “It isn’t just the name that has baggage, it’s the product,” said Matt Houltham, managing partner at Naked Communications. “Anyone that has used IE knows it’s historically slow.”

By retiring Internet Explorer and starting anew, Microsoft has the chance to shed the user expectation attached to Internet Explorer and entice consumers with product innovations and new offerings, according to marketing and branding experts. While details about the new browser are sparse, Capossela did reveal that Microsoft is currently researching what the new brand or name for the browser should be and whether or not Microsoft should be a part of that name.

“Naming is a great way to articulate a relationship between a product and a parent brand,” said Tom Sepanski, naming and verbal identity director for Landor North America. “If they want to include Microsoft in the name, then whatever name they are pairing Microsoft with technically shouldn’t compete, it should be complementary.”

But Microsoft has more to do than pick a name. The tactical realities of this move are enormous—securing trademark rights, picking a name that resonates globally, using focus groups to test the brand, securing URLs—but Microsoft first has to prove to consumers that the new browser will be markedly better than Internet Explorer.

“What will be crucial for Microsoft to get right is the user experience,” said Sepanski. “They can name this thing in whatever strategic way they want but if the product doesn’t live up to expectations, if they can’t deliver on the new promise, it’s not going to be successful.”

Houltham agreed: “If they want people to reconsider Microsoft’s browsing capabilities, then they need to be thinking of this as a new product. It isn’t just putting lipstick on the Internet Explorer pig.”

Article from: http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/death-internet-explorer-microsoft-faces-one-its-greatest-branding-challenges-163522?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=AWK_NewDaily&utm_campaign=Adweek_Newsletter_2015001810

This is how we date now

Very interesting read about relationships and technology overload….

We don’t commit now. We don’t see the point. They’ve always said there are so many fish in the sea, but never before has that sea of fish been right at our fingertips on OkCupid, Tinder, Grindr, Dattch, take your pick. We can order up a human being in the same way we can order up pad thai on Seamless. We think intimacy lies in a perfectly-executed string of emoji. We think effort is a “good morning” text. We say romance is dead, because maybe it is, but maybe we just need to reinvent it. Maybe romance in our modern age is putting the phone down long enough to look in each other’s eyes at dinner. Maybe romance is deleting Tinder off your phone after an incredible first date with someone. Maybe romance is still there, we just don’t know what it looks like now.

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When we choose—if we commit—we are still one eye wandering at the options. We want the beautiful cut of filet mignon, but we’re too busy eyeing the mediocre buffet, because choice. Because choice. Our choices are killing us. We think choice means something. We think opportunity is good. We think the more chances we have, the better. But, it makes everything watered-down. Never mind actually feeling satisfied, we don’t even understand what satisfaction looks like, sounds like, feels like. We’re one foot out the door, because outside that door is more, more, more. We don’t see who’s right in front of our eyes asking to be loved, because no one is asking to be loved. We long for something that we still want to believe exists. Yet, we are looking for the next thrill, the next jolt of excitement, the next instant gratification.

We soothe ourselves and distract ourselves and, if we can’t even face the demons inside our own brain, how can we be expected to stick something out, to love someone even when it’s not easy to love them? We bail. We leave. We see a limitless world in a way that no generation before us has seen. We can open up a new tab, look at pictures of Portugal, pull out a Visa, and book a plane ticket. We don’t do this, but we can. The point is that we know we can, even if we don’t have the resources to do so. There are always other tantalizing options. Open up Instagram and see the lives of others, the life we could have. See the places we’re not traveling to. See the lives we’re not living. See the people we’re not dating. We bombard ourselves with stimuli, input, input, input, and we wonder why we’re miserable. We wonder why we’re dissatisfied. We wonder why nothing lasts and everything feels a little hopeless. Because, we have no idea how to see our lives for what they are, instead of what they aren’t.

And, even if we find it. Say we find that person we love who loves us. Commitment. Intimacy. “I love you.” We do it. We find it. Then, quickly, we live it for others. We tell people we’re in a relationship on Facebook. We throw our pictures up on Instagram. We become a “we.” We make it seem shiny and perfect because what we choose to share is the highlight reel. We don’t share the 3am fights, the reddened eyes, the tear-stained bedsheets. We don’t write status updates about how their love for us shines a light on where we don’t love ourselves. We don’t tweet 140 characters of sadness when we’re having the kinds of conversations that can make or break the future of our love. This is not what we share. Shiny picture. Happy couple. Love is perfect.

Then, we see these other happy, shiny couples and we compare. We are The Emoji Generation. Choice Culture. The Comparison Generation. Measuring up. Good enough. The best. Never before have we had such an incredible cornucopia of markers for what it looks like to live the Best Life Possible. We input, input, input and soon find ourselves in despair. We’ll never be good enough, because what we’re trying to measure up to just does not fucking exist. These lives do not exist. These relationships do not exist. Yet, we can’t believe it. We see it with our own eyes. And, we want it. And, we will make ourselves miserable until we get it.

So, we break up. We break up because we’re not good enough, our lives aren’t good enough, our relationship isn’t good enough. We swipe, swipe, swipe, just a bit more on Tinder. We order someone up to our door just like a pizza. And, the cycle starts again. Emoji. “Good morning” text. Intimacy. Put down the phone. Couple selfie. Shiny, happy couple. Compare. Compare. Compare. The inevitable creeping in of latent, subtle dissatisfaction. The fights. “Something is wrong, but I don’t know what it is.” “This isn’t working.” “I need something more.” And, we break up. Another love lost. Another graveyard of shiny, happy couple selfies.

On to the next. Searching for the elusive more. The next fix. The next gratification. The next quick hit. Living our lives in 140 characters, 5 second snaps, frozen filtered images, four minute movies, attention here, attention there. More as an illusion. We worry about settling, all the while making ourselves suffer thinking that anything less than the shiny, happy filtered life we’ve been accustomed to is settling. What is settling? We don’t know, but we fucking don’t want it. If it’s not perfect, it’s settling. If it’s not glittery filtered love, settling. If it’s not Pinterest-worthy, settling.

We realize that this more we want is a lie. We want phone calls. We want to see a face we love absent of the blue dim of a phone screen. We want slowness. We want simplicity. We want a life that does not need the validation of likes, favorites, comments, upvotes. We may not know yet that we want this, but we do. We want connection, true connection. We want a love that builds, not a love that gets discarded for the next hit. We want to come home to people. We want to lay down our heads at the end of our lives and know we lived well, we lived the fuck out of our lives. This is what we want even if we don’t know it yet.

Yet, this is not how we date now. This is not how we love now.

http://thoughtcatalog.com/jamie-varon/2014/12/this-is-how-we-date-now/

Go, dollar, go! 5 places where a vacation may now be more attractive

Money is flooding into the U.S. dollar in anticipation of the Fed’s first rate hike in about a decade, making life awkward for a lot of emerging economies.

The dollar is on its biggest tear in decades as the economy finally leaves the Great Recession behind it. Money is flooding into the greenback in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s first interest rate increase in nearly a decade. That’s making life awkward for a lot of the world’s emerging economies. Here are some economies that will be more than happy to see your tourist Ben Franklins this summer:

1. Turkey. $ performance year-to-date: +13%

The lira has been one of the forex world’s “Fragile Five” emerging market currencies for a while, thanks to its twin budget and current account deficits. Being next door to the disaster in Syria and Iraq has also hit its economy, but what has really hammered it this year is a massive bust-up between central bank governor Erdem Basci and an increasingly authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan lashed out in public against the mercurial Basci this week, accusing him of being “under foreign influence” for not cutting his key interest rate by more than 0.5 percentage point. Markets expect things to get worse before they get better, and are selling the lira like it’s going out of fashion.

2. South Africa. $ performance YTD: +4.1%

How about a safari? Actually, the YTD number doesn’t really do the scale of the rand’s awfulness justice. The buck is up 36% against it in the last two and a bit years because it depends on exports of commodities. Demand for those has slowed sharply as China, which has sucked up staggering quantities of copper, gold, coal and iron ore, has changed its economic model away from breakneck industrial development. The South African government, beset by repeated allegations of corruption against President Jacob Zuma and his circle, has struggled to match the Chinese in finding an alternative growth model.

3. Brazil. $ performance YTD +13%

You’re already too late for Mardi Gras, but hey, there’s never a bad time to visit the Copacabana, is there? Brazil is the country that, along with Russia (which we’re guessing you won’t want to visit this year no matter how cheap it gets) had a 10-year party on the back of a commodities supercycle and has woken up with a massive hangover to find that some of the people who were running the party have plundered the house safe. A corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras may have failed to stop Socialist President Dilma Rousseff being re-elected, but markets are starting to panicking at the amount of dollar debt that companies like Petrobras have to repay.

4. Australia. $ performance YTD +6%

OK, Oz isn’t an emerging market per se, and 6% is no disaster, but the Aussie dollar is definitely feeling sorry for itself these days. For the last 20 years, it’s seemed like China just wanted to buy the top 200 feet of the whole continent’s crust and turn it into steel. Coal and iron ore exports are both still running at record highs, but prices have collapsed–iron ore was the only commodity to perform worse than oil last year. That means no more $200,000 salaries for truck drivers. The country’s central bank is also struggling to make sure that house prices don’t collapse as the froth comes off the market.

5. Ukraine. $ performance YTD +40%

But without a doubt, Ukraine is absolutely THE place to holiday this year (especially if you’re being sent undercover by the Pentagon to train local forces in the use of high-tech weaponry to stop Russian expansionism). The hryvnia has lost nearly 66% of its value against the dollar since Russia annexed Crimea and fomented a separatist war in Ukraine’s eastern provinces. The economy is collapsing; even a new $17 billion deal with the IMF won’t cover its financing needs for very long, and the constant threat of invasion hangs over it. Sadly, you won’t be able to fly to Crimea because international flights there have been suspended, but Habsburg-era Lviv, the glorious Carpathian mountains and (for the moment at least) the seaside resort of Odessa are still reachable.

Article from: http://fortune.com/2015/03/06/dollar-5-places-vacation/

100 Happy Days

100 Happy Days Challenge

I’ve been seeing these posts a lot on Facebook – taking it day by day for 100 days and showing what makes you happy – big or little but still what makes you happy. I went to the website and signed up – at the top in big letters is a statement: 71% of people who started the challenge never finished. The 29% who did finish found life to be richer and better, found it easier to find the little things in life to be happy about, became more optimistic, was in a better mood, received more compliments from people and found love during the challenge.

I have accepted the challenge as of May 1rst, currently on day 2! I am tracking on our instagram account @nthreeqmedia. Please follow us to not only see our latest projects but for the challenge! Reflecting on the last few years, I wasn’t as happy as I should have been – which is directly my own fault. I accepted things as is. However, coming out of that was great friendships, a strong hobby in boxing, being in the best shape of my life, traveling more, better client relationships and a take charge attitude for vocalizing that I should have everything that I want – and now comes the challenge. I still sometimes sweat the small stuff, get bothered by things that don’t matter or how people behave – I would like to get over that stuff and be even happier than I already am. I can’t control anyone else but I can control myself and my life and make more dreams come true. My friends didn’t nickname me the unicorn without reason! :0)

So, challenge accepted. Join us in the challenge! Follow us on Instagram and start the challenge. Lets be the 29% that can complete it.

To success,
Angelina
NThreeQ Media, LLC
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We could all learn something from a dog

Let me start by saying how much I love my german shepherd. She’s big and white and a lover. I’ve had her for a few years, adopted her from a rescue. I was thinking the other day how humans can be so cruel to each other. We feel scorned or hurt and we have to react and hurt back. And it’s not over until we keep hurting one another, or hey – even hurt someone that maybe we didn’t intend on hurting.

It might be because of the undue expectations we place on others. I learned a long time ago that if you expect someone to act a certain way and they don’t – you can’t get angry when they act like themselves. I try to see the best in people or believe the best in people – but ultimately its really just taking people at face value, whatever that may be. We do have free will of who to keep or not keep in each others lives – and maybe we forget that sometimes, or maybe it’s easier to blame others rather than ourselves.

But a dog – their like and love is unconditional. You can get frustrated with them, and sometimes they do bad things and they get in trouble – but they still love you. And sometimes you have to look at the dog and realize that it’s in their nature – steal food you leave on a counter, dig a hole in the backyard – it’s their nature. But never once do they get so mad they try and retaliate or hold grudges or not get over things. They get over things rather quickly, and then they still love you, still come back, still are the same sweet creature that they always have been.

I sat there one night, petting my shepherd like I do every night before bed and was envious at how she was on the streets for awhile, probably neglected and maybe even abused and yet she still has all this love, she’s not destroyed or wanting revenge – she’s happy in her life. So I thought to myself, if we could all learn one thing from a dog – that would be it. Unconditional love and nothing would get you down for very long.

To success,
A.

 

2013 ending a different way as it began

I’ve gone over and over on how exactly to write the infamous end of the year blog. Typically it’s a personal story of how life has once again surprised me with a side of business. I feel that I have various theme songs throughout the year that describe all of life’s events perfect. If you read the lyrics to Katy Perry’s “wide awake” that would be everything recapped, seems so much simpler. :0)

And now moving on to whats important – the end of the year has come. I’ve made some of the best and worst decisions of my life this year. I was able to work for a month out in Napa, I was able to spend more time with my dad, and reconnect with my mom. I made a new best friend who would be there for me for anything, I learned how to box, gained some excellent clients who are family and re-launched….myself. Follow up with Sara Bareilles’s song “brave” or another Katy Perry song “roar.”

And to finally end my year with a story and a song – I met the love of my life when he showed up on my patio – literally. If anyone out there ever denied believing that soul mates exist can email me to hear the whole story. Cue in Katy Perry’s song “unconditional” – that’s how he makes me feel. Know all, judge none.

So a much more simple blog, of the incredible year that I had. From Valentines day to summer to dancing to Napa to my birthday to boxing to best friends to tequila to regrets to love to business and most importantly to living life, open and honestly – I toast this year to them all, I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

I’m ending the year in a sort of surreal manor – but still in a way I never thought existed. I can’t wait for 2014 and the new changes that will happen – I feel I have grown throughout the years as a business person but lacked on the personal development. I think that I was long overdue and this was a year for personal reflection.

To 2014 and the new roller coaster ride!
A.

What I used to know

I spent a lot of years on this blog writing about my journey of being a business owner and all of the trials and tribulations that come with it. I’m sure that if I looked back I would laugh at some and relate to others. The realization about the whole thing is really that life goes on and what I used to know yesterday is no longer what I know today. The game is changing too fast, people are coming and going and projects are coming and things are moving at such an extreme pace I wish that I could just raise my hands up and pause the world. If you had one moment to yourself what would you do with it? I would want to appear on a tall mountain in a warm climate and just take the deepest breath that I could, like it was the first breath that I had ever taken. I would see the world from a perspective that I have wanted for so long and maybe even feel like I knew everything, although I feel as though I know nothing or what I want is not really what I want.

I have categories of people that I spend time with – my favorite are the listeners. No matter what I say – nothing about what I should do or not do or act or feel comes out of their mouth. I used to have the opinionated ones that no matter what comes out of my mouth there will always be a direct answer of what I am doing is wrong, how I reacted was incorrect, how I need to react or what I need to change about myself. And then there’s the one that I exist as their ear – which is totally ok.

I think that I have learned to listen over the years. I didn’t used to be a very good listener, just a lot of talking. It’s surprising what happens when you close your mouth and open your ears. I know that some people will float in and out of my life like a lily on a pond, the ones that will suck the life out me like being caught in a wind tunnel and the ones that are rock solid and will never walk away….I used to be able to count those people on one hand. But the golden ticket of it all is the fact that I have those people in my life, and lately I have had a whole group of people who care and are there and are just ridiculously supportive it makes me emotional. From listening and listening and listening to offering nights out and hanging out and working out to loaning me whatever I need, just to help me out. I am humbled and honored to call them my friends. The ones that have never left, never walked away, never judged or yelled, never blamed everyone else but themselves, never lived in the past, and never looked back but only forward.

I love my life and everyone that is in it, the support and the love that we all have for one another is incredible and rare. I missed this part of my life, I lost it for awhile but it came back with a vengeance and I am grateful. What I thought I knew, what I thought I loved, what I thought life was supposed to be no longer exists…it was what I used to know but not what I believed in and how I choose to be. I am who I am – flawed and imperfect. As Marilyn Monroe once said….”If you can’t handle me at my worst, you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

To success,
Angelina
NThreeQ Media

483 days; we need a new start

We are celebrating our 6th year in business, I personally am very proud. I remember the blog days of sharing personal info, then the days of not sharing and talking about business and then online tutorials for how to’s of purchasing products on Ebay and using Paypal to  just plain no time for blogging.

And now, in 2013 there are so many changes, I don’t know what to be excited about first. As I sit here designing listening to Anastasia’s “Calling All Angels”, I look upon my designers designing so proud, IMing my programmers with new projects and emailing/texting clients with new updates and new futures….excited for this new launch on April 1……”You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet.”

And trust me, you haven’t. We have been born in to a new era, 483 days to realize we needed to find a new identity. And that sparked a revolution, a “re-identifying” of all. So from that point, we began planning and we set a goal…46 days for bigger, better and stronger. Bringing friends, clients and family all together to bring it on, and yes – that means that Angel is back.

For many of you, you know Angel. My BFF, who looks out for me and this business, who was a big part of the start and the bigger part of the inspiration. So, 46 days ago I called her and said, “I have a plan, a game plan….a strategy and I need your help. I’ve learned something that I never thought I’d learn before and now, we apply it.” And her response? Let’s bring it. And that’s what we are doing. A new evolution to the services that we provide, a new team of people to create even bigger dreams and a new and improved owner.

So stay tuned, the big launch is on April 1, and just wait – it’s going to be great.

To success,
Angelina
NThreeQ Media, LLC

www.Nthreeq.com 

Looking for some new talent!

We are rapidly growing and are looking for some new talent! We have a need for a commission-based sales person, a real go-getter who isn’t afraid to make some money and sell a great service! We are looking for some up and coming graphic artists for interns and some website interns as well! Third, we need some programmers! WordPress saavy, PHP building, jQuery finding programmers who can knock out some great sites!

We have immediate need for all three opportunities! Please send your info, resume and portfolio to info@n3qmedia.com – we can send job descriptions and more information once you inquire.

 

To success,
NThreeQ Media, LLC