[05.07.13] We're Hiring: Junior PHP developer
AYC Media is seeking to hire a full-time Junior PHP Developer to assist in updating and enhancing existing client websites that use AYC Media's CMS. Ideal candidates should have a strong grasp of PHP with at least 2 years of work experience and a passion for keeping up to date with the latest technology innovations in the field of web development.
[05.07.13] We're Hiring: Junior Designer
The graphic designer position will be responsible for producing high visual impact print pieces for a variety of clients. The main responsibility is maintaining and creating point of sale pieces for an international client. The work demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.
[05.06.13] We're Hiring: Digital Marketing Manager
The role of the Digital Marketing Manager is to manage digital touch points with customers and prospects across platforms (email marketing, social media, websites) with the goal of increasing digital subscriptions and data. Oversee the planning, execution and finalizing campaign details to meet strict deadlines.
[03.27.13] New Hire: Interactive Project Manager
When we began our search for an interactive project manager, we fielded requests from all walks of life-- former creative directors with a knack for scheduling projects, guys from big firms with even bigger plans and a few creative-minded individuals who thought they'd be a great fit for our team. They were, in some ways, but we suddenly realized that our very own dark horse candidate, senior designer Natasha Baglin, was better.
[02.19.13] New Hire: Front-End Developer
After combing through dozens of applications and conducting more than a few rounds of interviews, we're excited to announce our newest hire, Brandon Miller. A graduate of Millersville University, Brandon's professional background in web design and development makes him a perfect addition to our ever-growing team. Expect to see his input on upcoming projects in the form of new illustrations, Wordpress development, advanced responsive design techniques and seamless cross-browser solutions. In the meantime, follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we provide more insight into our new front-end developer, who counts drawing, hiking, running, sports and "reading up on code" amongst his most notable hobbies.
[02.13.13] PTS Goes Mobile
Having recently launched an online platform for Police Tutorial Service, AYC Media is joining the PTS team for another leg of their digital journey: development of a mobile app. The iPhone-based application will allow PTS trainees to access audio files and other training materials online, making the process of prepping for law enforcement civil service exams that much easier. Look for the app to launch in the coming weeks--and stay tuned as we begin work on the Android version this spring.
[02.13.13] The Hotel Alcott Website Launches
The second oldest operating hotel in historic Cape May, The Hotel Alcott is an impressive, beautiful villa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The AYC team tackled the hotel's website redesign with two main goals in mind: refresh the branding and mimic the hotel's larger-than-life presence in an online format.
[01.06.13] We're Hiring: Campaign Controller
AYC Media is looking for a tech savvy campaign controller to join our growing team of creative geniuses. Candidates must have 2+ years of HTML experience, a strong ability to meet deadlines and have excellent oral and written communication skills. For full details on joining our fast-paced, team-oriented agency, click the link below.
[12.21.12] Our New Website: Finally Happening
After many grueling hours spent sifting through content, diving into SEO and pinning a million different things to our idea board, we've got a shiny new plan for our tricked-out, user-friendly company website. Look for the launch in early 2013. We are SO excited.
[10.18.12] New York City Hospitality Alliance Contracts AYC Media
Despite our difference in geography, the AYC team has remained a key player in the rate race that is the Manhattan design world throughout the past decade, building websites and conceptualizing branding for a wide range of high profile clients in the city. When we were contracted to develop a web presence for the newly formed New York City Hospitality Alliance in August of this year, it felt like the next natural step was right on time.
[10.12.12] NYC Best Bars Launches Online Store
Having already established a massive following for their eight Manhattan-based bar and restaurant concepts, NYC Best Bars wanted to take their branding a step further by incorporating an ecommerce area on their main website. After assessing the situation (a sweet portfolio of branded wearables, bar mats and other gear), our team laid out and executed a custom-built system that gives customers an easy-to-use ordering platform on the front-end, while incorporating a robust custom inventory tracking system on the back-end.
[09.12.12] Our Newest Philanthropic Partnership: Access Sports
Through a love of sports, our born-and-bred Philadelphia roots and an unexpected mutual contact at one of the city's most admirable non-profit organizations, AYC Media's newest philanthropic partnership was born.
[08.07.12] We're Hiring!
AYC Media is looking for a stellar front-end developer to join our growing team of creative geniuses. Candidates must have strong front-end development skills, a knack for transforming cutting-edge designs into websites and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. For full details on joining our fast-paced, team-oriented agency, click the link below.
[07.26.12] Mobile Checkout: Coming To A Retailer Near You
Following in the footsteps of J.C. Penney, Apple and a slew of other tech-savvy retailers, Nordstrom has announced plans to incorporate iPod Touch devices in place of traditional cashiers and cash registers. Is this the wave of the future?
[07.02.12] The Unofficial SEO Cheat Sheet
SEO (search engine optimization) has quickly become one of the most commonly used buzz words of the web industry. Fortunately, by adhering to some basic best practices of web content marketing, you can start to build your site's visibility on the search engines without ever having to google "SEO" again.
[06.13.12] Five Social Media Mistakes To Avoid
By now, most people know the general rule of thumb when it comes to navigating the social media world: don't post anything you wouldn't want your employer or your family to see. Unfortunately, it doesn't end there.
[05.31.12] Is Google+ Finally Creating Some Buzz?
In an effort to gain relevancy for their Google+ social media platform (or, as they put it, 'create a seamless web experience'), Google has decided to scrap Google Places and put their recently purchased Zagat underling to good use. Meet Google Plus Local.
[05.14.12] Why Automation Isn't Necessarily A Good Thing
We've said it before and we'll most likely need to say it again: social media is a conversation. Whether you're using Facebook, Twitter or the red-headed step child that is Google+, the key to effective communication with your followers is engagement--not automation.
[05.10.12] 6 Ways to Anticipate the Future of Digital Behavior
While we can't exactly hop in a DeLorean and scope out the future of digital behavior for ourselves, we can look for clues as to where things are headed using a few key strategies.
[05.01.12] Facebook Asks, "Are You An Organ Donor?"
In an effort to merge social responsibility with social media, Facebook recently unveiled a new type of status update for Timeline: are you an organ donor?
[04.16.12] Foursquare Hits 20 Million Users
As the three-year-old startup celebrates 4sqDay (April 16th, which is quite literally "four squared"), Foursquare reports that a solid 20 million users are 'checking in' to what they're putting down.
[03.19.12] Social Media Law: A Cheat Sheet
Social media has become an increasingly relevant tool for managing a brand's online reputation. But, even with well-contained content control, you could be setting yourself up for a host of legal issues that can be easily avoided with a little foresight.
[03.15.12] The Right Way To Run E-Commerce
For retailers getting into the mobile e-commerce game, there are two main options: A) stick with a killer mobile site to engage your customers or B) dive into custom app development. While larger companies can easily go both routes right out of the gates, a recent Nielsen report suggests that if you're looking to focus on just one or the other, you may want to go with the mobile site.
[03.06.12] Fix Your 10 Worst Tech Habits
Whether it's scrolling through our phone at inappropriate moments or simply opting to never, ever run the software update on our iMac, we as tech users have developed a laundry list of gadget-related habits that are much more detrimental than we realize.
[02.23.12] RIP iChat: The End Of An Era
The end of the iChat era has finally arrived. As Apple prepares to launch their newest version of OS X, Mountain Lion, the standard messaging application will be replaced with Messages.
[02.10.12] Facebook Timeline: Coming Soon To Brand Pages
Facebook's Timeline format has been a welcome change for many users--specifically photographers, graphic designers and those of us who have more high-res photos of ourselves than we'd like to admit. But, as rumors swirl about Timeline coming to brand pages, companies are already preparing for what could be the most radical change to hit social media marketing to date.
[01.18.12] IP Pool To Get Larger
No, you still cannot swim in it, but an expanded IP pool will allow manufacturers of devices that connect to the internet to continue growing at a rapid pace.
[01.06.12] Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead!
Is it sad that Microsoft is throwing a goodbye party for IE6? U.S. use has finally dropped below one percent and we've been waiting a long time for this day...
[01.03.12] Holiday Week Marks Record-Breaking Surge In App Downloads
As smartphone and tablet sales continue to surge, Flurry is reporting that a record-breaking 1.2 billion mobile apps were downloaded during the week following Christmas.
[12.12.11] Responsive Media for Every Platform
Part of our internal process is developing ways to stay efficient in the face of new developments in the online world. Naturally, the explosion of the mobile platform has added a huge new dimension and opportunity to our industry. The flip side of the coin, however, is the necessity to develop creative strategies that allow our teams to optimize online solutions for these new avenues. Enter embed media.
[11.29.11] HTML vs Flash: The Battle Continues!
Recently, it seems that we've been talking a lot about the survival rate of the Flash plugin, and whether it's still a viable platform for website development.
[11.21.11] Google Analytics Update!
Now here's something that we can all rejoice in. Google, which seems to be on a rampage, updating all of their online apps, has dropped another one on us...Analytics!
[11.18.11] Flash is Dead! Long Live Flash!
On the heels of Adobe abandoning its little darling, Google has come to the rescue. Yes, that's right, they've released this nice little Flash extension (download), which converts Flash to HTML 5. Obviously, we'll be putting this to the test. However, it looks like Flash (the development tool), might live on well beyond Flash (the web plugin).
[11.07.11] The Beginning of the End to Flash?
In what seems to be a push towards a post-Flash web era, Adobe has announced plans to cease development for its Flash Player plug-in for mobile browsers. I'm sure Steve Jobs is smiling about it somewhere.
[10.27.11] Press: Metro Shows Some Love to Eat Shop Give
One of our most recent launches has started to get noticed by the local media. It's always exciting to see your work getting some public attention; we always knew that the Eat-Shop-Give idea was something people wouldn't have a hard time supporting. Read the source article below and be sure to visit the Eat Shop Give site.
[05.01.11] Aroundphilly.com Unveils New Format
After 11 years, Aroundphilly.com has launched a new, blog-style format that aims to address the increasingly fast-paced nature of news media by incorporating trending stories and locally-based tips, punctuated by full-length feature articles.
[10.01.10] AYC is a Double GPCC Award Winner!
The Greater Philadephia Chamber of Commerce has recently recognized AYC Media with two Small Business Excellence Awards. 2011 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and the 2011 Small Business Excellence award.