What Do Fat Chihuahuas and Water Balloons Have In Common?

July 13th, 2017
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Somehow, it's July already. How? No idea. But that means it's time for some recap action! Here are some highlights from Q2:

We grew!  Annie joined the Marketing department, Emily is our newest Account Coordinator, and Ashley and Chas are coding up a storm in Web Services. 

We also launched eight client websites and added 94 users to Forgely. Not a bad second quarter, if we do say so...

Ashley, Emily, Annie, and Chaz.

Ashley, Emily, Annie, and Chaz. Coalmarch portrait or indie band photo? You decide.

Remember in our last newsletter when we said we had a really cool surprise? No? You forgot about it entirely? Well you're in for a treat...

TA DAAAA, we have a new website! (Everybody, now: "Oooooooooooooh, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!)

We are pretty excited about it, especially because it should make your experience with us even better.

And speaking of experience, Accounts Director Lauren Henderson has gone all in on overhauling our customer experience program. You may have noticed a few more surveys than usual coming out of the ol' Coalmarch offices, and all of your input has made a major impact on how we work with you and how we'll work with future clients. So give yourselves a pat on the back - ya done good!

jess, jay, lee, and liz

Q3 spoiler alert: The mustache...it is gone.

Fact: We couldn't give you a solid experience if we didn't constantly work to be better at what we do. So in May, marketing superstars Jessica, Jay, Lee, and Liz spent a full day sharpening their SEO skills at the 2017 Raleigh SEO Meetup Conference. Analytics wiz Lee also continued spreading the good analytics word by speaking at The Raleigh SEO Meetup tools debate.

And finally, because SEO jargon and coding speak don't really have a lot in common, Jay, Emily, and Maggie signed up for coding classes at the Iron Yard! Their efforts have helped to build a little extra harmony between the marketing and development departments. 

If that all sounds geeky...well...that's because it is. And we wouldn't have it any other way. 

That said, we do like to mix a little fun into our geekery, so we celebrated spring by taking every chance we could to get outside.

We swung on trees for Arbor Day, we volunteered at Raleigh City Farm, we brutalized a pinata for Cinco de Mayo, and we had our first-ever Coalmarch Field Day, where we pelted each other with water balloons, played tug-of-war, and, in the case of the photo at right, carried each other across treacherous expanses of...well...grass.

CEO Jason carries Jon across a field

So what's next?
 

  • Maria Mayorga, our Director of Strategy, is spending this week talking to pest control pros about digital recruitment in New Jersey and New York
     
  • We're also gearing up for Pestworld and GIE, where we'll be repping a very exciting new addition to our lineup. That's right - we've got something big coming down the pipeline -- keep an eye on your inbox and follow us on social media for the scoop!
     
  • Details are coming together for our second annual CO2 conference, the premier owner's summit for smart service companies. Last year will be hard to beat, but we're confident we've got it in the bag. Early bird pricing is still in effect - get your tickets today and save some scratch, or read on...
     
  • We're giving away a ticket to CO2! More info is coming soon - sign up for our conference newsletter for contest details and information on content, speakers, events, and more!

Alright, that's enough of that. Your reward for making it this far: a snippet from our Glip channel...

Until next quarter...

The Coalmarch Team

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