Musical Exploration: Future Islands

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in About Us, Just For Fun, Music | No Comments

Every now and again, we at Kodis Agency like to share new finds with one-another. The thought hit us recently that if we are sharing and liking the music in our own digital halls, then maybe other might be interested in some of the new finds that circulate through the office pretty frequently. This blog […]

Kodis Brews

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in About Us, beer, Just For Fun | No Comments

I mentioned in my “Redbox” article that we brew beer; both Seth and I brew our own beers with some frequency. I wasn’t feeling inspired to write anything about our business or processes this week, so I thought I’d write a follow-up post. The process of brewing is just chemistry. Essentially, providing the necessary ingredients […]

Securing Your Website Can Now Boost Your Rankings On Google

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Google, Security, SEO | No Comments

Google revealed that they are now using SSL/HTTPS as a ranking indicator in their search algorithm. Google stated that it’s only a very lightweight signal — affecting less than 1% of global queries, and carrying less weight than other signals such as high-quality content. Yet as time goes on, Google might decide to strengthen it, and […]

How to Hire a Freelance Creative

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in freelancers, Hiring Process | No Comments

So you want to hire a creative? Well, I can tell you from experience it can be a difficult task… and by difficult, I’m talking about passing a kidney stone. I have had 3 in my lifetime, and they easily equate to the pain of working with the wrong person. Over time, Kodis has developed […]

Our Great Redbox Idea (#redboxfail)

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Case Studies, Ideation, Perception, Strategy | 2 Comments

Ideation is an important part of what we do as an agency. Taken literally, ideation is “the formation of ideas,” but at Kodis it is something much more. The way we approach problems and implement solutions is displayed in all the work we do, and cannot be separated from any project on which we work. […]

The client thinks you’re a tool!

To clarify, when I say tool, I’m not talking about you being an idiot. I mean an actual physical tool (like a screwdriver, or a hammer).  The reason they think you’re a tool is based on their perception of you or your brand. Perception affects who will talk to you, how much you will be […]

Clients: You Should Control Your Hosting

When engaging new clients we are often asked about hosting; if we do it, or if we have a recommendation of a hosting company to use. While many agencies offer web hosting as one of their services, Kodis does not.  In this post we will talk about what to think about when evaluating who should […]

WordPress Site Security, 6 Advanced Steps

In the last post, WordPress Site Security, 7 Simple Steps, we laid out 7 different ideas you could implement yourself to make your WordPress website more secure.  If you feel that these measures are not enough, there are several more things you can do to protect your site.  All of these measures, however, will likely […]

WordPress Site Security, 7 Simple Steps

One of the most frequent questions we get from clients for whom we are building a WordPress-managed website is, “What can we do to keep everything secure?”  This is a great question, especially in an age in which we hear about another security leak almost daily.  While it is nearly impossible to keep out someone […]