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February 1, 2016 BY Travis Keith

THIS POST ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON HUBSPOT We’ve all wondered it before. Maybe we’ve Googled in hope of finding an answer. Maybe we’ve asked someone for help. Maybe we’ve just worried in silence. How much should I be paid for my job? It’s a tricky question to answer. Even if you know all the factors to consider,…

January 27, 2016 BY Travis Keith

THIS POST ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON NEWSCRED Since its inception in 2011, Snapchat has taken the messaging world by storm. Everyone wants a piece of the empire that 24-year-old CEO and Co-founder Evan Spiegel built, but marketers still have not figured out how to reach Snapchat’s elusive millennial audience. One year ago almost to the day, Snapchat launched…

January 11, 2016 BY Travis Keith

Anyone in the digital marketing industry for any amount of time is likely familiar with the notion of search engine optimization (SEO). For the sake of this article, we’re not going to delve into why SEO is important or discuss any extremely technical aspects of SEO. Instead, this article is about optimizing your infographic for…

January 4, 2016 BY Travis Keith

Another year has passed, and as we get older, we hope we get a little wiser. At Column Five, we’re lucky to work with a great crew of people, both the team here and at our sister companies Visual News and Visage. At a recent team meeting, we began to reflect on the last year and realized…

December 17, 2015 BY Travis Keith

We love Christmas just as much as the next guy, but we also know that the holiday season can be rather stressful. I mean, after wrapping my 28th gift this season I just decided to deliver the rest of the gifts in the Amazon box it came in. So to help spread some holiday cheer,…

December 16, 2015 BY Travis Keith

Imagine a time when you don’t have to take a boring vacation to places like Hawaii, Europe, or Tokyo. Instead you’ll travel across the galaxy to far-off planets such as: Endor, Naboo, and Coruscant. You’d be able to walk with Gungans, fight alongside Jedi masters, and bet on podracing. That’s the world this nerd wants…

December 14, 2015 BY Jake Kilroy

Strategy is key in all things. Those who have it are able to plan and achieve. Those who don’t often fly by the seat of their pants and lose their shirts while they’re at it. If I have to explain which you should want to be, then you must really like nudist colonies. See: To…

December 10, 2015 BY Travis Keith

Last year was the first time the NCAA switched to the “playoffs” structure for college football. A select committee decides the best 4 college football teams are in the nation, which all play for the national title. This year, the four best teams are (1) Clemson (2) Alabama (3) Michigan State (4) Oklahoma. Therefore, (1) Clemson…

December 8, 2015 BY Travis Keith

The number of military veterans in the country’s jails and prisons continues to drop, a new report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows. It’s the first government report that includes significant numbers of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — and the findings defy stereotypes that returning war veterans are prone to crime. The…

November 30, 2015 BY Travis Keith

Kobe Bryant just announced he’ll be retiring from basketball after the completion of the 2015/2016 NBA season. There’s no denying the legendary player’s had an incredible journey over the last 20 seasons. Not having attended college, Kobe instead came straight to the NBA after high school. After being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, Kobe was traded…