Making Space for Diversity in Tech Every Day

Posted on Thu, March 16, 2017 in Web Design, Web Development, Digital Marketing by Alicia Nagel

International Women's Day made for some excellent discussion around the GRAYBOX office. One of our partners, Wildfang, wrote a great piece about honoring women and, in fact, every human on a daily basis. As digital consultants, we have to think about others on a full-time basis, but working in tech brings with it the challenge of bringing diversity to a caucasian male dominated space.

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We Won a Davey!

Posted on Wed, March 01, 2017 in Content Strategy, Digital Design, GRAYBOX News by Mike Grill

GRAYBOX was awarded a Davey Award for our work with Portland English Language Academy!

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Can Timelogging help Partner Retention? We Think So

Posted on Thu, February 23, 2017 in Web Design, Web Development, Digital Marketing, Business Operations, Analytics & Reporting by Mike Grill

Accelo is a powerful tool for time entry. As consultants, GRAYBOX requires an agile bit of software that evolves as we do. Accelo helps us by offering partners transparency into every minute of time that we record. This transparency helps us keep our partner retention rates super high.

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How to Translate the Brick and Mortar Experience into Mobile Shopping

Posted on Wed, February 15, 2017 in eCommerce by Alicia Nagel

Ecommerce can be a wonderful way to sell online. The challenge lies in brining the brick and mortar shopping experience to your site. How do you translate the in-store experience to a website? Alicia Nagel sheds some light on engaging customers online.

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GRAYBOX: The New Home of Portland’s Ecommerce Meetup

Posted on Tue, January 24, 2017 in eCommerce, GRAYBOX News by Mike Grill

GRAYBOX moved into a bigger space in July and wanted to offer the digital community a free events space in Portland. Ecommerce Portland was in need of a meeting space and GRAYBOX jumped at the chance to offer the group a free place to meet. Their first meeting will be February 9th at 6:00pm in the GRAYBOX training room.

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Portland Events! We’re Getting Involved & You Can Too

Posted on Mon, January 16, 2017 in GRAYBOX News by Alicia Nagel

When we moved into our office on the 7th floor of the historic Olympic Mills building, we immediately started thinking about how GRAYBOX could share this awesome space with the digital community in Portland. GRAYBOX is pleased to announce that it is hosting FREE events in our Portland office. Here is a list of Portland digital community events both at our office and elsewhere!

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Amazon Prime Now & The Case of the Ripped Pants

Posted on Thu, December 29, 2016 in Greatest Hits, eCommerce by Alicia Nagel

At GRAYBOX we’re a team of solution-hungry, tech-curious, digital consultants. So naturally when one of our developers accidentally destroyed his pants at a big office outing, he looked to Amazon Prime Now to overcome this obstacle to having a good time.

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Bourbon vs Bootstrap. Why We Switched.

Posted on Wed, December 14, 2016 in Web Development by Jon Haarstad

Clean. Simple. I'll throw in a bigger word combo to complete the picture… "semantic-friendly". Those words encapsulate why I've come to prefer Bourbon in recent projects and haven't missed my old friend Bootstrap.

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GRAYBOX Makes #5 on Inc’s 10 Fastest Growing Companies in Portland

Posted on Fri, December 09, 2016 in GRAYBOX News by Alicia Nagel

GRAYBOX was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine for being the 5th fastest growing privately-owned company in Portland, OR in 2016. When compared to all other contenders in the state of Oregon, GRAYBOX was the 7th fastest growing company. We were #370 when ranked nationwide.

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Three Key Ecommerce Trends

Posted on Tue, December 06, 2016 in by David Hughes

We took a look back at the ecommerce trends for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 and came away with a few notable stats. Not only has Cyber Monday picked up a lot of speed, but it looks set to overtake Black Friday while mobile sales broke the $1billion dollar mark and an unlikely clothing retailer out sold the combined likes of Macy's, Nordstrom, Kohl's, Gap, and L Brands.

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