World Cup Pool Fundraiser for the Comox Valley Foodbank

World Cup Pool Fundraiser for the Comox Valley Foodbank Our great friends at Sure Courtenay Copy Centre are hosting their third World Cup Soccer Pool as a fundraiser for the Comox Valley Foodbank and Pod Creative is proud to be a sponsor. In order to participate, you will be asked to make a $5 donation online to register. 100% of the funds donated will be issued directly to the Comox Valley Foodbank at the end of the campaign. Please join in on the fun an share with your friends, family and colleagues.  The World Cup Starts June 15th! Will you join us and have a chance to win great prizes and support the Food Bank? Signup Online: Michael Holding Pod Creative Tired of never ending website updates? Pod Creative offers dedicated, managed hosting for $30/month.  That means you never have to worry about the next update. Read more about our hosting...

The Must-Have Tools to Run Your Digital Agency Like a Boss

The key to running a successful agency is to not let it run you. Your job — in addition to providing great value for your clients — is to make sure that operations, billing, HR, etc., are working like a well-oiled machine.

We’ve put together a list of tools and technology to help you focus on the things that make your agency successful and stay focused on your customers.

Brands That Use AI To Enhance Marketing – Infographic

We all know how marketing can enhance sales. However, enhancing marketing requires real skills and creativity. Or does it? Can machines do a better job at promoting, advertising, and ultimately selling products than a creative human being? A complete switch to AI seems futuristic, but some major brands have already implemented the tactic of using chatbots, voice assistants, and other smart systems for marketing enhancement purposes. In fact, a vast majority of globally known brands has already benefited from using AI. Let’s see why and how.

6 Proven Ways to Get Referrals Without Asking for Them

One major consequence of the internet has been the proliferation of choice, in all arenas. Remember when you walked into clothing stores and picked out what was on the shelf? How quaint. Looking for a new kind of toothpaste? Here are 75!

When it comes to material objects, figuring out what you need can usually be done through online reviews. For services, however, the currency is still the personal reference.

Google’s products and how it can help your organisation or business

Google has a suite of products and services that will help streamline your organizations’ communications and collaborative projects.  If your business hasn’t taken advantage of the many benefits that Google’s products have to offer we’re going to give you eight reasons why you should consider them. Michael Web Developer, Graphic Designer, Pod Creative 1 - Gmail and why you need to set up an account. 1.1 - Useful add-ons for Gmail (Boomerang and Undo button) 2 - Google My Business and why you need to get listed. 3 - Google Maps and why you need to be on there 3.1 - Getting testimonials using Google Maps. 4 - Google Drive and why you need to start using it. 5 - Why you should use Google Calendar 6 - Google Search Console What is G Suite G Suite is Google’s brand of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products.  Suite comprises Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, and Google+ for communication; Drive for storage; Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites for collaboration; and, depending on the plan, an Admin panel and Vault for managing users and the services. These services are free to all users who have a Google account, what makes G Suite different is the addition of enterprise features.  You can use custom email addresses at a domain (, option for unlimited cloud storage (depending on plan and number of members), additional administrative tools, and advanced settings, as well as 24/7 phone and email support....

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