Content Management System Magento for ecommerce

Choosing a Content Management System for your Business: Magento for eCommerceJune 26, 2015

This is part of a series designed to help businesses discover the best content management system (CMS) for their website’s needs and goals. We will break down broad CMS concepts as well as review specific CMS platforms over the course of this blog series…. Read More


Effective Social Media Marketing Starts With EngagementJune 18, 2015

When businesses started jumping on the social media train back in 2006, strategic marketing goals were simple. Bigger audiences meant better results. We wish it were still that simple, but we know better. Fast forward to 2015, and we’ve confirmed that a successful social… Read More

Spyder Trap and the 100 Best Companies to Work For

Celebrating with Minnesota Business Mag’s 100 Best Companies to Work For – A Photo Recap!June 09, 2015

Last Thursday the Minnesota Business Magazine honored their list of 100 Best Companies to Work For with a big party and we weren’t going to miss it. We were very fortunate to be among those honored—for the fourth year in a row! The magazine, and… Read More

Email Marketing Myths

Nobody Reads Branded Emails and Five Other Email Marketing MythsJune 04, 2015

Email marketing tends to get a bad rap, especially when the average user equates it with one thing — spam. As email marketers we can definitely relate. We detest spam as much as the average Joe and can’t hit ‘unsubscribe’ fast enough on some the emails that… Read More

Open source and proprietary Content Management Systems (CMS)

Choosing a Content Management System for Your Business – Open Source or Proprietary?May 29, 2015

This is part of a series designed to help businesses discover the best content management system (CMS) for their website’s needs and goals. We will break down broad concepts to take into account as well as review specific CMS over the course of this… Read More

Intuit QuickBase Empower 2015

Bringing Process Innovation to the Intuit QuickBase Empower 2015 ConferenceMay 21, 2015

As a leader in Minneapolis digital marketing, we’re not strangers to innovating for our clients in areas like responsive web design, local search, and email marketing. Every once in awhile we also find opportunities to innovate in disciplines outside of our core capabilities. A… Read More

music performance

How to Create a Website That PerformsMay 19, 2015

Last week, we chatted with the folks over at MIMA about digital marketing buzzwords and how SEO shortcuts can destroy a company’s long-term digital strategy. In our experience with clients over the years, it’s been amazing to see the enabling power of a well-researched… Read More

Censored, the risks of real-time marketing

The Risks of Real-Time Marketing for EventsMay 14, 2015

There are tons of great events to attend at any given time in Minneapolis. The local creative industry is especially rich with quality events like Social Media Breakfasts, MNSearch and our own Digital Way Finder series. At these events, wise hosts leverage social media for the… Read More

How Fast Food is Like PPC Software

Fast Food, Digital Marketing and Pay-Per-Click SoftwareMay 01, 2015

Fast food is woven into the fabric of modern America. As a society built on convenience and efficiency, we often find ourselves settling for a quick burger comprised of preservatives and manufactured within the confines of a beef assembly line. Though the thought of… Read More


Hiring Party For Creative Designers & DevelopersApril 22, 2015

Spyder Trap is excited to host a hiring party on the evening of Thursday, April 30th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at our offices for our openings seeking creative and development talent to join our company.  We currently have openings for multiple design and development positions… Read More

Google Mobile-friendly update

Google’s April 21 Mobile-Friendly Search Update: Should You Panic?April 08, 2015

If you’re as tech-savvy as we are you’ve probably already heard, but this little news nugget is not to be treaded on lightly: On April 21 Google is going to be implementing a change to what mobile users see in their search results. Starting… Read More

Digital event

The Future of Healthcare: A #DigitalWayFinder Event RecapMarch 31, 2015

On March 26, we opened up our doors to more than 50 startup, healthcare, and digital enthusiasts to host a panel on the digital future of the healthcare industry. We were fortunate to have Kyle Rolfing (Savvysherpa), KC (Optum), J.D. Blank (TreeHouse Health), and Dr. John Hitt… Read More

Minnesota Business Magazine Top 100 Best Companies to Work For

MN Business Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For – Spyder Trap!March 24, 2015

The Minnesota Business Magazine just announced their list of the top 100 best companies to work for and we’re honored to be included for the fourth year in a row. Just as exciting is that our clients, Proto Labs and AgMotion, made the list… Read More

meerkat at sxsw interactive

Seen and Heard: Highlights from SXSW Interactive 2015March 20, 2015

From a few hundred attendees in 1994 to more than 32,000 registrants in 2014, the history of South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive echoes the history of the digital industry: a little rocky at times, but in the end victorious. Now that the interactive part… Read More