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TheDigitel hyperlocal news network goes dark in protest of SOPA

On Wednesday, January 18, TheDigitel network of hyperlocal community news websites in South Carolina went dark in protest of proposed government and corporate censorship. The Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Beaufort sites took part in American Censorship Day against the flawed pieces...

Filter out duplicate data rows in Apple Numbers

Often using less feature bloated products is a real win, but sometimes it's a real pain. While users of Microsoft Office can use a handy tick box to exclude duplicate rows, users of Apple's Numbers are less fortunate. But there is a relatively simple custom function you can write that...

'60 percent say local delivers better return;' Are you advertising online?

In a recent survey of advertisers, Topix gleaned the fact the 60% of respondents said online advertising delivered a better return on their dollars. If you're a local advertiser what has been your experience? Have you found it's better to skip the national media outlets and skip the local ones...

More than just a sales pitch

These days, you can't walk down the street, turn on your tv, or log onto the internet without someone trying to sell you something. "Buy this!" "You NEED this!" It can be quite overwhelming.  How can you be sure you reall need what being put in front of you? One thing every business does need...

Robust and flexible websites powered by Drupal that won't break your budget

Problem: Companies looking for a high degree of Web engagement that allows for fluid creation and delivery of content, user-interaction, and plenty of flexibility. Solution: Drupal's content management system and open source platform is a great fit. Many notable organizations that use Drupal...

Hyperlocal done right: Press on TheDigitel community news site

A collection of stories about our innovative hyperlocal media family of site, TheDigitel.com What is TheDigitel? As an unconventional local media portal, we often receive inquires as to just what we -- and our aims -- are. In a nutshell our aim is: To not re-report, but to act as concierge,...

Dynamic Ads are next generation solution in online advertising

Marketing companies often face a paradox in chosing traditional display advertising or social media marketing efforts. Go with traditional ads and messages can become quickly outdated, or go with social media message and you have a hard time pushing a message beyond your followers and thos on...

Nine months of growth: A look back since launch at TheDigitel Beaufort

Our flagship hyperlocal news site, TheDigitel, expanded from Charleston to Beaufort nine months ago and the growth has been explosive. Here's what the staff had to say in retrospect:  We've had nine straight months of reader growth. Since launch we've served up 43,000 copies of the site —28%...

Web development for creatives

Being creatives, Giant Hawk Media's team can appreciate the big ideas, unique designs, and individuality of our clients. With that knowledge we excel at bringing flexibility and user interaction to each client's specific needs in a way that helps bring message before technology.That...

New Year, New Strategies. Meet Giant Hawk Media.

It's a new year, and a new start for everyone including us here at Giant Hawk Media.  We've been working hard the past year on projects, company growth, and so much more.  We're ready to put our best foot forward here in 2011. We're now focused and dedicated to sharing with the...