A Digital-First World

Posted on Thu, October 13, 2016 in Greatest Hits, Business Strategy by Paul Weinert

The world is evolving around digital technologies and businesses must adapt to these changes in order to stay competitive. We are currently in a sea of change wherein interconnected, digital technologies are replacing and obsoleting the old ways of doing business.

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Oracle Buys NetSuite - But Why?

Posted on Mon, August 15, 2016 in Greatest Hits, Business Strategy by Jon Love

Why would Oracle acquire NetSuite? Every business believes they fit in a particular segment of their ecosystem, and the strategic moves they make offer a rare glimpse into the otherwise protected thinking of their management team. Having supported, implemented, designed, and sold many complex NetSuite solutions over the past decade, there are many compelling questions to this storyline.

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Amazon Accelerator Series Part 5: Brand Development

Posted on Wed, August 10, 2016 in Greatest Hits, Business Strategy, eCommerce Tips by Corey Thomas

To finish our series, we’ll look at the value of long-term brand development efforts and how companies are able to build upon their success selling on Amazon. If this is the first you’ve seen our series, be sure to check out how Amazon might be a fit for your business and our other posts.

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Amazon Accelerator Series Part 4: Marketing Tactics and Strategy

Posted on Tue, August 09, 2016 in Greatest Hits, Business Strategy, eCommerce Tips by Corey Thomas

Today we are going to discuss the strategy behind marketing and selling products on Amazon.com. It is critical that companies know how they are going to compete in the marketplace in order to improve their chances of success.

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Amazon Accelerator Series Part 3: Supply Chain Management

Posted on Wed, August 03, 2016 in Greatest Hits, Business Strategy, eCommerce Tips by Corey Thomas

A powerful aspect of Amazon is the Operational Efficiency that companies can attain when they use the marketplace. Today we’ll focus on two business units for which Amazon’s systems and operations framework can help ease the complications that come with rapid growth.

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Amazon Accelerator Series Part 2: The Product Page

Posted on Tue, August 02, 2016 in Greatest Hits, Business Strategy, eCommerce Tips by Corey Thomas

The Amazon Marketplace is built around individual product sales performance. This means every product page a company creates has to be of the highest quality – there is almost no brand equity on Amazon, especially if a product page converts poorly overtime due to unoptimized content. Amazon makes money when items sell, so if a company’s products aren’t selling their product position will suffer.

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Deschutes Brewery - The King of Portland Brewery Websites

Posted on Wed, March 23, 2016 in Greatest Hits by Kyle Moynihan

Deschutes is the undisputed “powerhouse of pour” in the Pearl District and a titan in the Oregon brewing industry. It also has the best website of any brewery in Portland.

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Web Design Trends for 2016

Posted on Wed, July 22, 2015 in Greatest Hits, Web Analytics, Web Design by Tiffany Tay

2015 is halfway done, and we are already looking toward the future of web design. What new trends will pop up? Which ones will finally be laid to rest? One can only predict, but we have some strong tell-tale signs of what we will be seeing in the year 2016.

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The Query Module - Getting ungettable data into your templates

Posted on Fri, December 20, 2013 in Greatest Hits, Development Tips by Alum

At its core the job of a CMS is to retrieve information from a database and display it to a user. Inside of ExpressionEngine the most common example of this is the Channel Entries module, which at its most basic it looks something like this;

{exp:channel:entries channel="blog"}

{title} {blog_intro} {blog_body}


If you’re familiar with EE then you should know instantly what’s going to happen here. ExpressionEngine will output the Title, Intro and Content for each entry in the blog channel, one after the next. By adding parameters like “limit=”, “orderby=”,...

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Three tools every Sales Director should have

Posted on Thu, October 17, 2013 in Greatest Hits, Business Strategy by Alum


AffinityLive is our CRM of choice here at GRAYBOX. They are constantly rolling out new features and functionality on the project management side of the CRM, and always willing to hear our ideas on how they can simplify their system, especially on the sales end to make life easier for a person who is always on the go (we are especially excited for the new mobile app when the time comes).

AffinityLive does a great job of centralizing the bulk of tasks you will perform as a Sales Director, from follow ups, to-do lists, composing email from the CRM (both individual and campaigns),...

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