Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Welcome Mckayla, our VP of Marketing!

Hey, Jack here! Today Devin and I had an interview with Mackayla Matthews and she was so good, we hired her on the spot. From now on she's in charge the majority of the marketing aspects of the company. She is a third year DECA student and she will be writing many, many press releases for us, as well as contacting other businesses. Her main goal right now is to get Benelab featured in 5 publications before 2011 ends. Good luck on behalf of the team Mckayla!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Site Update - Instant Video Results

Wow, today's been a good and busy day for us. Dalton just finished development on our in-house YouTube embed system, and it is now live, in beta, on our main website. It scours our top 4 API-feeded listing for any youtube videos and displays it in our blue summary box (we need a name for this box!) as a small embedded video. So now you can search for any song and BOOM, there's the music video, without even leaving the results page.
Try it out -

Email sent out to King's Community

Sweet news! Our company representatives Jack and Devin had met with our school principal Mr. Ruhlman a while back and today an email about us went out to the entire King's community of +2000! Today our site's traffic has tripled and we're slowly but steadily growing in user base. $10,000, here we come.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

WRLC Booth - Before & After

I (Jack) just came back from the San Diego DECA trip and it was awesome! Out of the some 30 exhibitors, Benelab was the ONLY student-managed company and DECA sponsored booth! We had a spot right next to PepsiCo and I even got free drinks (those people were awsome..)
Anyways, as you can see in the picture, just after a day we ran out of everything - all the 3000+ Benelab goodies and our booth was just littered with money haha.
At the booth we had hundreds of highschool kids come by and learn about Benelab. We had amazing responses and we handed out promotional flyers (printed on hundred dollar notes), Benelab stickers, and free candy. DECA advisers were pretty interested too!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Benelab at WRLC '11 San Diego

Hey! The team's been hard at work this week because we got the awesome opportunity to present Benelab at DECA's WRLC '11 San Diego! Jack will be representing us down there with a special booth sponsored by DECA. Check it out!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Welcome Ellie, our new Social Media Guru!

In the midst of our new corporate restructuring, we have hired a new member to Benelab - say hello to Ellie Rasmussen! She's our social media guru who will handle all our social networking. She's in charge of our somewhat sad (hopefully not anymore) Facebook page, Twitter account, Youtube channel, and most importantly, this blog!
Anyways, we welcome Ellie and she should be expecting an initiation soon (hehe...)
Over and out!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Presentation in Chapel went great!

Hey, it's 11/1/11 and we have some good news! Our presentation during Chapel last Friday went very well, and now we have a supportive student body of 500+ behind us! After Friday our site visits have nearly quadrupled (although we barely had any before.. :). We are one step closer to gaining a sizable user base!