We Love Summer. And Picnics

We Love Summer. And Picnics

Each year, we say sayonara to work on a Friday afternoon, head to our local park, eat some sandwiches, and play silly games. This year was no different and it’s safe to say we had a blasty blast. Taking an afternoon off and spending quality time with co-workers makes us appreciate our jobs and the environment we’ve created at Volume Nine. If you didn’t keep up with us on SnapChat, you can check out the highlights here. Having a “break”…

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V9 Takes Denver Digital Summit 2017

V9 Takes Denver Digital Summit 2017

Another year, another Denver Digital Summit! V9 was a proud partner of the 2017 Denver Digital Summit, where the keynote speakers were better than ever! (Shout out to @MorganSpurlock for showing us your sweet dance moves, and to Seth Godin for giving us a ton of quotable material!) If you’re reading this thinking “Doh! I can’t believe I missed the Digital Summit this year,” fear not! The Digital Summit Conference Series still has 8 more stops in 2017. If hitting the…

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Mitch Hedberg and Meat Water, Oh My! Pitch Lab Comes to V9

Mitch Hedberg and Meat Water, Oh My! Pitch Lab Comes to V9

Here at Volume Nine, everyone joins in on a client pitch at some point, whether we’re leading the charge or there for support. While some of us are natural public speakers and thrive when pitching, others prefer to remain safely behind screens, making SEO magic happen. No matter our personal feelings about public speaking, everyone here at Volume Nine was excited to have Jay Mays, founder of Pitch Lab, stop by for an afternoon “beer-and-learn” talk recently. Jay did stand-up…

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7 Ways Volume Nine Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

7 Ways Volume Nine Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

Happy Earth Day! Here at V9, we’re pretty obsessed with nature – it’s hard not to be when you live this close to one of the most stunning mountain ranges in North America. For this reason, we work hard to minimize our environmental impact any way we can. In honor of Earth Day, here are a few things that V9 does to celebrate Earth Day every day: We work outside We’re fortunate to be based in beautiful Denver, Colorado, which…

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Denver Perks: Why Young Digital Marketers are Moving to The Mile High City

Denver Perks: Why Young Digital Marketers are Moving to The Mile High City

Denver has consistently held a top position on best places to move lists in recent years. Whether you’re a young digital marketer or have caught the stereotypical millennial wanderlust fever (or both in my case), Denver should be at the top of your go-to list. While you might hear disgruntled locals mutter about the constant flow of transplants, you shouldn’t let that stop you. The V9 team has a diverse background; three of our most recent hires come from Boston, Chicago,…

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Volume Nine’s Favorite South Denver Happy Hours

Volume Nine’s Favorite South Denver Happy Hours

After a long, hard work week, most of us here at Volume Nine like to wind down with a lively atmosphere, cold drink, and satisfying (read: fried) snack. Luckily, we’re located in south Denver and have many neighborhood joints available to us. Here are some of our favorite happy hours around our office. Next time you stop by, insist we take you along for the ride. Esters Come try our new spring menu items! Two new pizzas, two new salads,…

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12 Deliciously Digital Valentines for 2017: XOXO, Volume Nine

12 Deliciously Digital Valentines for 2017: XOXO, Volume Nine

If you thought 2016 was the best year in Volume Nine’s Digital Valentine history, think again! Volume Nine loves you more than ever – so we created even more delightfully digital messages to share with your Valentine (or if you’re into SEO humor –> main squeeze, SO, better half, hunny bunch, snookums, life partner, “special friend”, bae, soulmate, arm candy, boo, beloved …). Happy Valentines Day from Volume Nine! “Are you on social media? Because I’ll follow you anywhere.” #ValentinesDay2017 Click…

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How Marketers Can Expand Their Minds in 2017

How Marketers Can Expand Their Minds in 2017

We are a learning obsessed team. We push ourselves and each other to learn more, every single day. I knew this when I walked in V9’s door. But, I never knew why, until recently. Through random conversations, I learned that about 20% of us are children of teachers. Lightbulb moment! As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the (teacher’s) tree – especially here at Volume Nine. In 2017, we want to learn even more–no resolutions needed. But I…

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Millennial’s Dictionary: 19 Terms You Need to Know

Millennial’s Dictionary: 19 Terms You Need to Know

Millennials. Ugh. The worst, amirite*? (Scroll down to learn more about this term). Okay, maybe we’re not the worst – but we do have some high expectations when it comes to communication. If you’re going to market to us, it has to be on our level. Brand messaging has to be real and authentic – if you sound like us, we’re more likely to become brand advocates. So, if your business’ target audience contains Millennials (usually defined as people born…

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Google’s (Not) Top 5 Rivals – Small Search Engines that Didn’t Make the Cut

Google’s (Not) Top 5 Rivals – Small Search Engines that Didn’t Make the Cut

Google, while the obvious first choice in online search, isn’t the only game in town. Rival search engines include other big dogs like Bing and Yahoo, as well as…lesser ones. Competitor DuckDuckGo.com has made complaints of a range of Google anti-competitive practices that have severely impacted its ability to market its services. Other search engines don’t have recourse to such an excuse for why they’ve been unable to capture a significant market-share of search users. Here are five more of Google’s (Not)…

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