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New office OPEN HOUSE PARTY – May 12!

We’ve moved – and we want you to visit us in our new location to help celebrate our arrival in Danforth Village! Please join us for a BBQ/Office Warming party on Thursday May 12 between 4-9pm at Kobayashi Online – 2906 Danforth Ave at Sibley Ave. (Rain date the following day: Friday May 13, same times).   RSVP here on Facebook or by email to caroline@kobayashi.ca – hope to see you there!

We’ve moved!

After months of searching for the perfect new “home” for the Kobayashi team, we’ve returned to our roots… and are back on the Danforth in the east end of the city! Our new address is: 2906 Danforth Ave Toronto, ON M4C 1M1 In case you missed the various shenanigans from Brent et al, you just need to follow the #KOinDV hastag on Twitter (DV being Danforth Village, our new BIA!) and catch up on our adventures in the area! Ready…

Online Friendly Get Together – Let’s get together & talk online marketing!

Come join us Thursday February 18 at 3:30pm to get together & talk online marketing – everyone’s welcome! We’ll have experts on hand to share what we know, play a game or two, and hang out. (Are you an expert? Come on out & share, network, and connect!). What questions do you have? Do I need a Twitter account for my company? How do I use Google Analytics to measure success? How do I target advertising to a specific demographic…

WordCamp Toronto Ticket Giveaway from Kobayashi Online

We’re giving away four tickets to WordCamp Toronto, the city’s annual “unconference” on everything to do with the WordPress platform. For those of you who don’t know, WordCamp is a relaxed event where people of all levels can learn about how to create great online experiences – even if you’re new to WordPress. We like it so much, we are Yonge Street sponsors and will also be volunteering our time answering WordPress questions at the Happiness Bar. There are two different ways you…

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) – What you need to know

What is it? At one point or another everyone has opened up their inbox and has found unwanted emails. Sometimes called junk email or unsolicited bulk email (UBE), the Canadian government is implementing a new law, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), to crack down on unwanted emails and texts. This law will have a major impact on businesses, because now businesses and organizations will need to prove they have consent to reach out to new, existing, or potential customers using electronic…

All I Want for Christmas is a Smartwatch…..Not

It’s about that time of year again when those Christmas tunes flood the radios, and when people flood the shops in search of that perfect holiday gift. It’s the most wonderful time of the year but for some, it can be a real pain in the “you know what”. The official start of the holiday season is the day after Thanksgiving, or what’s known as Black Friday. This year about 22 million shoppers headed to Wal-Mart on the infamous day.…

Online Relationships: Falling in Love with a Corporation?

Once Upon a Time on Instagram Instagram is the setting of this love story. Yes, it’s nothing like the streets of Verona, or the cover of a Harlequin novel. But, does it really matter where you meet your loved one? What if our modern day Romeo had met Juliet online? Would their relationship be any less real or authentic? Maybe in another hundred years, a gifted writer will conjure up a romance which involves a social networking app? Bollocks! The…

Around the Office: Going Mobile, Flat Web Design, and Ghost CMS

Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Going Mobile Helps Customers Find You Always mobile-friendly, Andy endorses GoMo, Google’s initiative for businesses to go mobile. According to Google statistics, three-quarters of customers prefer a mobile-friendly site. Aside from making a good impression on most of your customers, GoMo offers more reasons mobile sites are more important than ever, as well as a window into…

Around the Office: WPUniversity Widget, Considering CISPA, WordPress.com Improvements, & More!

Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. WordPress Education Inside the Dashboard Always on the lookout for things that make online friendly, Brent was happy to see Toronto WordPress developers come up with the WPUniversity Dashboard Widget, which provides personalized WordPress training and assistance from inside your dashboard. We work with WordPress everyday, but we realize that not everyone’s familiar with WordPress, and…