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65th Anniversary: Denise Lingenfelser on Changing Technology, HM&P Culture

Howard, Merrell & Partners_ Emotion in AdvertisingAs part of our 65th anniversary celebration, we’re spending time with long-tenured employees to learn more about Howard Merrell & Partners then and now. This week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Denise Lingenfelser, who has been with HM&P for 27 years, to learn more about how technology has changed her job and HM&P’s culture.

Imagine doing your job one way for years, then having to completely relearn it with little direction. That’s what happened to Denise. She currently works as a digital art production manager, but when she began her career, there was nothing “digital” about it!

“There were no computers when I started in the industry,” Denise said. “It would take weeks to do just my part on an ad or brochure.” More »

Welcome Jeff Swiatowicz, Our New Systems Administrator

We are excited to welcome the newest addition to the Information Technology Department – Systems Administrator, Jeff Swiatowicz.  In this role, Swiatowicz is responsible for supporting the agency’s computing assets, network operating systems and network infrastructure.

“Jeff joins us with a wealth of knowledge in supporting both Windows and Mac OS-based PCs.” explains Scott Piggott, senior vice president of Technology and Interactive Services at Howard, Merrell & Partners. “We look forward to taking advantage of Jeff’s knowledge in the mobile device space to enable remote access to agency assets by both clients and agency employees from any number of platforms.”

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Top Tweeted Technical Tip of the Day – HTML5

This fantastic article was just posted the first of this month and has a great collection of “25 HTML5 Features, Tips, and Techniques You Must Know” by Jeffrey Way on  I learned quite a bit from reading this article, which can be read in its entirety in less than 30 minutes without having to click links to other sites to get the “full” information.

A few of the things I learned which will save tons of time in future projects are: More »

WWDC Sold Out

Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference sells out for the third straight year in a record-breaking eight days. Not a good sign for Flash.

This Week in Technology: March 8-12

This Week in Technology: March 8-12

So much happened this week. Apple iPads went on pre-order, Microsoft lost another patent case, Canon made a travel mug that looks like a lens, and Playstation announced they’re going to rip-off the wii-mote.

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