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9 Tuna Traffic Truisms

Q: What keeps our Tuna Team swimming in the same direction? Especially at a time when we (and the world in general) must navigate through choppy and uncharted waters. A: Our Tuna Traffic Truisms! Read on to find out how our Tuna Traffic Truisms inspire and mobilize us. Tuna Traffic Truisms Laugh Often And Smile We know when to be serious and also when to not take ourselves too seriously. We recognize that there’s a whole lot of power in something as simple as a smile. We like to harness that power, within our team and with our clients, to…

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What’s a Well-Formed Team? (And Why You Should Be Glad We Are One)

What’s a WFT? (And Why You Should Be Glad We Are One)

First off, before you read any further, we want to assure you that we’re not swearing. We’re talking about WFTs, which here at Tuna Traffic, means Well-Formed Team™. (Get it? W-F-T, not whatever you initially thought we were talking about.) A Well-Formed Team is part and parcel of Scrum, the Agile methodology we use at Tuna to focus our efforts on listening to our clients, adapting our work to what our clients need at any given time, and delivering the best product. So, what is a WFT? The definition we like to use is courtesy of our favorite Scrum/Agile Training…

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4 Reasons Why Our Gift To You Is The Perfect Fit

The holidays are upon us. Here at Tuna Traffic, we are knee-deep into the season, donning our ugliest of ugly holiday sweaters and loudly breaking out in song to off-key renditions of Jingle Bell Rock whenever possible. In this time of gift giving, we racked our brains to come up with the best present for you, our loyal clients. We planned on sending you all Hatchimals – after all as Tunas; we like that they are the catch of the season. But, spoiler alert. The North Pole, and stores worldwide, are out of those little furry wonders. Then we came…

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The Top 5 Reasons You Should Work At Tuna Traffic

  Here at Tuna Traffic, we like to ask questions. (More on that below.) Recently we polled our Tuna Team and asked, “If you met a seriously awesome marketing and technology sort, what would you tell him or her are the top 5 reasons to work at Tuna Traffic?” We tabulated our responses and here’s our list. The envelope, please. 1. Fun Fun is an overriding theme at Tuna Traffic. We revel in having fun while we work and working while we’re having fun. Is it knock-knock jokes 24/7? Well, no. (Thankfully. That would be painful.) We take our jobs…

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Slack 101: Our Favorite Messaging System

Why We Love Us Some Slack Here at Tuna Traffic, we’re a bit obsessed with communication – making sure our Tuna Team’s talk is clear, productive and easily understood. That’s why we use Slack everyday as our primary real time team communication tool. Don’t have Slack yet? Get it on the App Store! (free)  It’s also available for pretty much every other device. Not only does Slack make our conversations look great, it also offers some really great features that really help optimize our communicational efficiency. If you’re interested in boosting your team’s internal communication, read on. Search One of the…

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5 Tips for Outstanding Photography

Here, at Tuna Traffic, we provide high-quality images and professional photography services to a wide range of businesses. From portraits to events to products, we can snap any type of photo to exemplify your business and drive more traffic to your website. We interviewed Tuna Traffic’s talented photographer, Elise Muehlenberg, to explore what goes on behind the scenes. As the great photographer Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Below, Elise shares 5 of her photography tips that she uses to take outstanding photos. Tip #1: Be Aware Of The Scene When it comes to…

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A Peek Under the Sea: Lisa

In our series blog “A Peek Under the Sea” we continue our journey with Lisa Dodd, Tuna Traffic’s Senior Creative Lead. Lisa conceptualizes and creates brand consistent designs for a diverse client base. She combines traditional graphic art skills with interactive design expertise to deliver results for clients. No matter what challenge is presented by the client, Lisa works with the design team to create a clear design process and strategic plan. Her outstanding ability to relate customer needs and ideas into producing high-quality designs consistently amazes our clients. Lisa also does a majority of the planning for the Tuna Traffic…

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A Day in a CSM Class….A Prequel to a Sequel

Being a part of the Tuna Team, I was fortunate enough to get an exclusive opportunity for someone my age. I attended a CSM or Certified ScrumMaster course for a single day with our sister company, 3Back. This was a very unique experience for me, especially since I had never participated in an event of the sort. My expedition through the Scrum world all started when I walked through the doors of a hotel near O’Hare airport around 8:45am. The class would start around nine, but I got there early just in case. Looking around, I saw many different people…

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A Peek Under the Sea: Mike

This week we continue our journey with Mike Zielonka, Tuna Traffic’s Co-Founder and Director of Web Strategy. Mike manages day-to-day operations, handles the short term tactical planning for Tuna and acts as a Web Strategy consultant with clients of Tuna Traffic. He spends a significant portion of his time coaching Tuna Traffic customers on web strategy and building custom client web presences. Mike’s expertise is concentrated in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media, WordPress Development and pizza. 🙂 Now, let’s put on our scuba gear and jump into the sea with Mike. How I Conquer the Problems of the Sea…

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Two Fish from the Tuna School are Taking a Swim to WordCamp Milwaukee

Greetings fellow WordPress fanatics, Tuna lovers and Cheeseheads! WordCamp Milwaukee is once again coming to our neck of the sea this July at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. We are proud to announce that two members from the Tuna Team will be imparting their smarts at WordCamp Milwaukee. Mike Zielonka, Co-Founder and Director of Web Strategy, as well as Zach Bowers, Tuna’s Digital Marketing Specialist, will share their tech savvy skills and secrets to what makes them so good at what they do. Mike will be speaking on Saturday, July 26 at 11:30am and Zach on Sunday, July 27 at 11:30am…

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