Category Archives: OrangeSoda News

Come on down for a Free Marketing Workshop.

14 Dec 2010 | written by Dan Garfield for the Events section(s)

Parachuters welcome (but public transportation may be simpler to arrange).

Starting the New Year off right can be stressful for any business, and sometimes you feel like giving up before you even get started.  But rather than taking the plunge off a plane, OrangeSoda is inviting business owners to “Jump into Social Media with Peter Shankman,” jet setter (and skydiver).  Peter is well-known for his energetic speaking style and has grown several of his own successful businesses from the ground up.

As a risk taker, Peter knows how to find the perfect balance between social networking and viral marketing to help any business succeed.  So when the sugar rush of the holidays is over and your marketing has crashed, come get a pick-me-up with OrangeSoda’s Free Marketing Workshop and start the year off right.  We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Here are the details

What: Jump Into Social Media with Peter Shankman, Jet setter (and Skydiver).

Where: Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah

When: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Register: Visit

The event is also sponsored by Train My People.

But wait, there’s more!  Just when you thought this free workshop couldn’t possibly get any better, we have included a BONUS speaker!

Cowboy and CEO Fritz Black will give a brief presentation called “Jump: 3 Keys for Building Responsible Employees.”  It’s sure to be a blast, so don’t miss out!


Join us at the BIA/Kelsey’s Interactive Local Media 2010 Conference

6 Dec 2010 | written by Chelsea Fullmer for the Events section(s)

Join us at the BIA/Kelsey's Interactive Local Media 2010 Conference

Can’t get enough of OrangeSoda?  Come hang out with us this week at the Interactive Local Media 2010 Conference in Santa Clara, California.  The BIA/Kelsey’s annual conference is a three-day event devoted to digital media with a local focus. The event features the true innovators of interactive local media and marketing, encompassing directories, search, mobile, social, and direct marketing.  Come stop by booth #103 and pick up some OrangeSoda pens, cell phone chairs, key chains, and t-shirts to make all your co-workers and friends jealous (and they make great stocking stuffers).  Plus, you can network with a few members of our awesome leadership team. Read On


Marketing for the Holidays

23 Nov 2010 | written by Dan Garfield for the Events section(s)

For those of you that missed it, our Marketing for the Holidays workshop was a big hit and we had a lot of great feedback. Here we present the workshop in it’s entirety, enjoy!

The first minute or so the speaker is off camera, sorry about that.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us using our contact form at the bottom of this page. Make sure you get an invite to our next event by joining our group on


Google Places and CitrusBlast

2 Nov 2010 | written by Dan Garfield for the Google News, internet marketing, Local Maps, Mobile Web, OrangeSoda News section(s)

Google Places and CitrusBlast

This week, Google announced some new changes to improve local search and promote Maps listings. Well, that sits just perfectly with us. Here at OrangeSoda, we’ve been offering organic search optimization for four years and local optimization for nearly two years. Google Places marks an important change that will bring those two things together and—just in time—we’re announcing CitrusBlast, the best of both worlds. Read On


Come See OrangeSoda at ad:tech in NYC November 3-4, 2010

27 Oct 2010 | written by Chelsea Fullmer for the Events, OrangeSoda News section(s)

Come See OrangeSoda at ad:tech in NYC November 3-4, 2010

We’re going to be in our favorite town, New York City, this November 3-4 (I’m not going to lie: whatever town we’re in is sort of our favorite town. We’re a lot like rockstars in that way). Read On


Optimizing for the Holidays Workshop Nov 10

20 Oct 2010 | written by Dan Garfield for the Events, internet marketing, PPC, Small Business Tips section(s)

Optimizing for the Holidays Workshop Nov 10

With the holiday season just around the corner, we put together this free workshop to help teach local entrepreneurs how to efficiently manage their pay-per-click ads for the holidays.  So put down the holiday fruitcake and come fill up on marketing knowledge for your business.  (We promise it will taste better.)  Here are the details:


Wednesday, November 10th



Salt Lake City Public Library

210 East 400 South

Salt Lake City, Utah


A light breakfast will be served, and then we will jump into the main event, where a few speakers will teach how businesses should use PPC ads to get the most out of the holidays.


Free Movie this Friday

30 Sep 2010 | written by Dan Garfield for the Events, OrangeSoda News, Other, Social Networking section(s)

Free Movie this Friday

We’re doing a free showing of “The Social Network” tomorrow to celebrate all things web/social media and we’re inviting everyone. We have 150 seats just for whoever is crazy enough to show up on the spot. First come first serve. Here are the deets:


What: 150 seats to see “The Social Network”

Where: Jordan Commons - 9400 S. State Street, Sandy, UT

Time: 1:40pm

PS. If you already received a personal invite and RSVP’d your seat is saved and not counted among the other 150 seats we’re giving away.


Candlelight Serenade Acoustic Festival

26 Aug 2010 | written by Chelsea Fullmer for the OrangeSoda News section(s)

Candlelight Serenade Acoustic Festival

This last Saturday, OrangeSoda attended the Candlelight Serenade Acoustic Festival at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.  It was an awesome event focused on raising money for Child Rescue, a charity fighting against child sex trafficking.  The festival featured live music from many popular bands and artists, including Third Eye Blind, Relient K, Neon Trees, Nick Hexum of 311, and Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional.  OrangeSoda was one of many business vendors who worked to raise money for the cause.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth, entered to win our bike raffle, and picked up some delicious orange soda to drink.  We are happy we could be a part of contributing to such a great organization.


Come Visit Us in San Francisco

12 Aug 2010 | written by Chelsea Fullmer for the OrangeSoda News section(s)

Come Visit Us in San Francisco

If you love the internet and crave OrangeSoda, then this year’s Connected Marketing Week in San Francisco is the place to be.  The event is an expansion of the popular Search Engine Strategies Conference focusing on “5 days of marketing education and conversation.”  This year’s event will have thousands of marketing masterminds all under one roof, focused on nothing but the good stuff: search engine optimization, social media, email marketing, PPC management, keyword search, and so much more.

Read On


Active Share Plugin for WordPress

6 Aug 2010 | written by Dan Garfield for the Fun Stuff, OrangeSoda News, Social Networking section(s)

Active Share Plugin for Wordpress

I was watching a mozinar the other day and saw a really cool share drop down on okcupid’s blog. I thought, “That would be an awesome wordpress plugin!” So I got to hustling and wrote the whole thing from scratch. It’s now available here to download! Read On