Top Social Media Activities You Don't Have Time For

Top Social Media Activities You Don’t Have Time For, But Should Be Doing AnywayNovember 19, 2015

It seems like we’re on social media in a personal capacity 24/7, but trying to fit the same activities into an 8-hour work day can seem impossible. Most companies realize that there’s a benefit to having an active social presence, but there’s still a… Read More

Designing for developers to facilitate collaboration and efficiency

Designing for Developers: Facilitating Collaboration, Efficiency and Happy ClientsNovember 12, 2015

Being a designer in the ever-changing landscape of digital design is a job that requires constant acceptance of change, which is not always an easy task. Every time a new phone, tablet, or entirely new product (looking at you, Apple Watch) is brought to… Read More

Digital Way Finder, MN Beer and Brands Event Panel

MN Beer and Brands Panel Recap: Navigating Small Business Marketing and OwnershipNovember 09, 2015

We opened up our doors, and our bar, on November 5th for some MN beer enthusiasts looking to learn a little more about the Twin Cities craft brewery industry. Attendees enjoyed free samples of our panelists’ brews as well as other food and drink… Read More

Spyder Trap's Digital Way Finder MN Beer and Brands

Meet the MN Beer + Brands Panel: A Spyder Trap Digital Way Finder Event!October 28, 2015

Back in March, we brought in some heavy hitters in the Minnesota healthcare industry for an exciting panel. On November 5th, we’re shifting gears to another fast growing and popular Minnesota industry: craft brewing. We all know Minnesotans like to partake in a beer or two, and… Read More

Great place to work, Spyder Trap's newest employees

Strategy, App Development, and Project Management: Meet the Three Newest Spyder Trappers!October 16, 2015

We think Spyder Trap is a great place to work and a huge part of why is that we have amazingly talented people to work with. As we continue to grow as a digital marketing agency, the best benefit is that we get to… Read More

Content marketing and SEO venn diagram

Who are you writing for, the search engine or the user? The content marketing and SEO balance.October 08, 2015

Running a business results in having to make lot of tough choices. There’s only so much time in a day or dollars in a budget. Trade-offs have to be made. Should you hire a new employee or invest that money into a new marketing… Read More

Reviewing Apple's iOS 9 release from Spyder Trap

Ad Blockers, Back Buttons, and Upgrades: Breaking Down Apple’s iOS 9 FeaturesSeptember 25, 2015

Anytime Apple makes a move, the tech world takes notice. And while Apple’s products aren’t always on the leading edge, their debut is always newsworthy. Most recently Apple released an update to its operating system (OS) for iPhones and iPads, but that update didn’t come with too… Read More

Email marketing spam

6 Reasons Why Email Marketing Campaigns FailSeptember 17, 2015

It’s estimated that by 2017, around 206 billion emails will be sent and received each day. And even though 69.7% of Internet users prefer to communicate with businesses through email, a business still needs to have a winning email marketing campaign plan if they… Read More

Cyber Security challenges for businesses


Maybe you’ve seen the above IBM commercial recently. It paints a picture of a world where there are no security breaches and the only news to share is good news. While IBM aspires to that kind of Internet utopia, it’s not the reality most… Read More

Choosing a CMS Joomla

CHOOSING A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR YOUR BUSINESS: Joomla – Jack of all trades, master of noneSeptember 03, 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

Minnesota Business Magazine's Leaders in Health Care | Spyder Trap


When the Minnesota Business Magazine announced its list of finalists for the 2015 Leaders in Health Care Awards we were thrilled to have been recognized in two different categories! I am humbled to have been named a finalist in the healthcare champion category, but… Read More

social media myths

The Social Trap: Five Social Media Myths to OvercomeAugust 13, 2015

Since the IPO of Facebook in 2012 and Twitter shortly thereafter, social media has become a basic necessity for many businesses. Users not only want to see that a business has a website, but they also want to see that the business is alive… Read More

Minneapolis skyline and Spyder Trap logo

An Outsider’s View on Why Minneapolis is a Top City for Marketing AgenciesAugust 07, 2015

Just over a year ago, my then girlfriend had narrowed her job search down to about 10 different cities in the United States. My plan was to quit my job in Washington, DC and follow her to our new home, wherever it may be…. Read More

Spyder Trap Hiring Party for Digital Marketing Jobs


Let’s get the details out of the way: on August 6th, 5:00-8:00, we’re opening up our doors to you. Why? We want to get to know you and give you a chance to get to know us—and maybe get you a rewarding job out… Read More