Case Study: How a Natural Disaster, CSR and Paid Search Campaign Resulted in a Successful Lead Gen Engine for Pure Luxury

In late 2017 (October to be exact), wildfires brought utter devastation to Northern California—leaving countless families displaced, thousands of buildings and businesses damaged, and more than 245,000 acres destroyed in their wake. Despite widespread damage, the fires (thankfully) had only minimal effect on Napa Valley wineries. But, the emotional, social, and financial aftermath of this

The Reality of Remote Work in 2018

Chances are, you’ve heard a story or two about working remotely. You know, being able to work from anywhere in the world with just a laptop and a reliable internet connection. Chances also are that, at some point, you’ve thought something along the lines of, “It’d be nice if I could work from anywhere in

The Benefit of Sprints in Project Management

A popular project management framework, Scrum, utilizes Sprint cycles to create measurable deliverables in a fixed time box. According to ScrumGuides: Scrum (n): A framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. Fundamentally, Scrum is just a project management system. It’s a system

How We Use Zoho Wiki for Documentation and Processes

A lot of companies are attracted to “level playing fields” like social media marketing. The small business is given the same tools and resources as some of the largest companies on the planet. Yet, we still see that larger companies can build faster product and provide quicker support. Take Amazon for example: still beating out

Why We Take Our Development Processes So Seriously

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect). – Mark Twain When that second plane hit the twin towers on 9/11, the silence that fell across the world was eerie. At once we realized that things were not going to be the same from

The Jay Nine, Inc. Billing Process

Almost all of our projects are billed on a per-project basis. Whether or not you engage us for a custom website, custom software, or SEO–we provide an exact cost and breakdown of the proposed project before signing any contracts. This helps eliminate surprises and ensures that you know exactly how much it’ll cost to have your project

9 Lessons from Jay Nine Lessons

Dear Jay Nine Lessons, On the eve of turning you over to the official new company name of “Jay Nine, Inc.,” I reflect back on our time together as Jay Nine’s Social Media Marketing, Jay Nine Lessons, and now—Jay Nine, Inc. Jay Nine Lessons started as a company that was going to sell online guitar