Dude Honored As Gold Stevie® Award Winner In 2021 American Business Awards®

San Diego-Based Digital Agency to Celebrate at the Virtual Ceremony on June 30 SAN DIEGO, Calif. – (May 4, 2021) – DUDE was named the winner of the Gold Stevie Award in the Minority-Owned Business of the Year category at the 19th American Business Awards. They were also honored with the Silver Stevie Award in […]

New California Labor Law that could impact Digital Agencies

Overtime Exemption for Computer Software Employees Effective January 1, 2021 California Labor Code Section 515.5 provides that certain computer software employees are exempt from the overtime requirements stipulated in Labor Code Section 510 if certain criteria are met. One of the criteria is that the employee’s hourly rate of pay is not less than the […]

DUDE Profile: Diana Yeme

https://youtu.be/qQ1d3WCwLE8 This week we want you to meet one of our key team members here at DUDE, Diana Yeme, who is one of our amazing POD Leaders (and one of the team members who has been with us the longest).  As a POD Leader Diana is in charge of a team that develops WordPress websites […]

Chris Martinez Speaks at MavCon San Diego

Our CEO, Chris Martinez, got the opportunity to speak with a few dozen agency owners at MavCon San Diego in early February and to share some secrets on how to keep clients happy, improve retention, and grow profits. Our friend Troy Dean with WP Elevation was kind enough to invite Chris to come up to […]

Meet Ana, designer turned Pod Leader!

It’s always such an exciting and rewarding thing to watch our staff grow their careers and advance within the company. When Ana came to us we hired her as a pod designer. She quickly established herself as one our most talented and reliable designers who would always go the extra mile for our clients. When […]

Meet Erin our Customer Experience Director

If you’re having a bad day you just need to spend a couple minutes with our Customer Service Director, Erin, and within seconds you’ll be all sunshine and rainbows. Erin has been with us for years and she is in charge of basically delighting our clients and making sure everyone is happy. It’s an easy […]

Ralph Haynes from Hail Studio Love DUDE

In today’s video, Ralph Haynes from Hail Studio talks about his experience with DUDE and how we’ve been able to help him find the right woman for the job. Ralph came to us and was looking for a talented developer to help him take on more projects. Hail Studio is doing some innovative development work […]

An Inside Look Into Our Weekly Pod Leader Training

Every Tuesday morning we host our Weekly Pod Leader Training. We started this early in the year as a way to provide continuing education to each of the Pod Leaders about give them insights on how to improve communication, project management, time management, leadership, and a whole lot more. It’s a great time for everyone […]

Our Staff’s Favorite Mexican Traditions Part 1

Mexico is a country rich with culture and traditions. Two of the world’s greatest civilizations, the Aztecs and Mayans, were both founded and thrived in modern day Mexico. When you combine the European influence into Mexican culture you have some of the most interesting national traditions of anywhere on the planet. Which could also be […]

How to Hire Great Project Managers Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich test that we use to evaluate Project Managers. This is by far the most important communication test that you’ll need to evaluate Project Manager candidates. It not only test their communication skills, but also their process skills, and their problem solving skills. In […]