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PEER 1 ‘Growing Pains’ Viral Series In Production

Growing Pains Episode 3We have just completed filming episodes 2 and 3 of PEER 1’s “Growing Pains” series (episode 1 has reached 50,000+ page views on free video hosting site Viddler). Filming took place last week on location in New York City. We hope to have both episodes ready to go in the next month or so. To see photos from the film shoot, click here.

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Internet Failure Hits Two Continents

DubaiLarge swathes of Asia, the Middle East and north Africa had their high-technology services crippled Thursday following a widespread Internet failure which brought many businesses to a standstill and left others struggling to cope.

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Getting IT with New Web Campaign

we get IT logoWe’ve officially announced our new “we get IT” campaign at PEER 1 through this press release today. My team and I designed this campaign as way of telling our customers’ business story, and how hosting has played a critical role in doing what they do. So far, we’ve launched three video stories: Plentyoffish.com (no.1 free online dating site), Vonage (leading broadband telephone provider) and Blast Radius (interactive design agency for fortune 500’s). This blends with my strong belief in making the customer the star, and allows us to keep the campaign as fresh as the individuals we profile. People are doing some very unique and innovative things online, so there is no shortage of content and intrigue. We’ve adopted a casual interview style with the segments hosted by former MTV VJ Brian Adler, who helps by injecting some humor and taking some of the mystery out of technology so that anyone can understand it. The other part of this campaign was a trial piece we launched on social media sites called “Growing Pains” which tells the story of a guy named Todd who brings home a server to start his own online business. “This is going to grow into something beautiful,” he exclaims. He’s right. Well, sort of. Things do grow… but just a little out of control. A fun (yet experimental) piece that we launched on October 19th and has since received over 34,000 views and over 500 entries into our free managed hosting contest. The next segment is in the works.

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See What a Google Adsense Millionaire Looks Like


We just launched our second customer story video which profile’s local wonder kid, Markus Frind, founder of the No. 1 free online dating site, Plentyoffish.com. Markus started a homegrown programming project to learn .asp and later morphed it into POF. The site now averages 1.4 million visitors daily and millions of dollars in revenue thanks to the Google ads he runs on the site. This is an extraordinary story of a one-man operation who is now taking on the likes of Lavalife and Match.com head on. Watch here

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Take Advantage of the New SaaS Incubator Program for Microsoft Windows Platform

SaaS3 LogoAt my company PEER 1 ,we’ve just sent out a press release today regarding our new SaaS3 – Software as a Service Incubation and Enablement Program. This low-cost program is geared to Independent Software Vendors (ISV) with small to mid-size business growth and provides them with a secure environment to develop and test their service. You can test, deploy and manage your Web 2.0, enterprise 2.0 and SaaS applications throughout the entire product life cycle on the Microsoft Windows platform. This is a great offering. There is so much growth in SaaS, but many startups don’t have the resources to build out their IT infrastructure just to test their products. This program addresses that concern.

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Funny Video About Web Hosting

We’ve produced a PEER 1 short film/ad called “Growing Pains”. In this first episode called “Daddy’s Little Girl” the main character Todd bringing home a surprise to his girlfriend, Janet. “This is going to grow into something beautiful”, Todd exclaims. Watch below. If you like it, go ahead and share it, blog it, embed it. I welcome your comments too. Hope you like!

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