Category Archives: News Releases

A few sentences of background: I received the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccination on April 2, 2021. I tested positive with the Covid-19 Delta variant, one of those rare “breakthrough” cases, on July 30. Following the standard science, I self-isolated in a basement bedroom for ten days. I was not asymptomatic.   Stage 1: Sick […]

Nobody wants their personal or business info compromised, but that’s exactly what’s happening more and more as ransomware attacks ramp up. It’s hard to find someone these days who hasn’t been targeted, whether through email or text. So what exactly is going on? Well, hackers make money by holding your data and files hostage until […]

Like many of you, we’ve found ourselves away from the normal routines and rhythms of our workday. Life has shifted dramatically, and there’s no denying we’re in the midst of an incredibly challenging moment in history.  And yet.  We’re doing it. We’re adapting to the changes with the openness, empathy, and positivity we’ve believed in […]

Twenty years ago last week, walking through the door into Rare Bird would have been a decidedly different experience. First, there were only three of us to greet you (not 15 as there are today) and you’d have been entering a recently converted garage. (Yes, we were a classic garage start-up.) Back then, we spent […]

We’ve moved, and the word that comes to mind to best describe the event is “disruptive.” Not in the positive way that you might say “HomeAway has been disruptive to the hotel industry.” More like, “Holy $#*&, what else can go wrong?” I think you know what I mean. Regardless, the time had come to […]

Here at RB HQ, we have been excited for weeks now as we worked to launch this latest website, which we think is going to revolutionize the way home projects get done. We think you’re about to agree. Name Your Price Home Services works like this. Homeowners like you select from over 20 service categories […]

Indianapolis-based Rare Bird, Inc. has been honored with four 2012 WebAwards by the Web Marketing Association. Now in its 16th year, the WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. With thousands of […]

I received a disturbing email from a client this morning. He had received an official-looking email that appeared to have come from an address at Rare Bird. The message said: Subj: Please update your information at [clientdomain].com Dear [clientdomain].com, Rare Bird Inc is hereby announcing a new upgrade for Content management system. We’ve upgraded our […]

I read with interest a post on Sports Marketing 2.0 by Tim McGarry. In it, Tim discussed the hits and misses of social media in Super Bowl XLV and made some suggestions for how it can be improved in the future. (Speaking of the future, I for one can hardly wait for next February when […]

Indianapolis-based Rare Bird, Inc. has been honored with five 2009 WebAwards by the Web Marketing Association. The WebAwards are the premier Internet award competition that judge web site development against peer sites within a given industry and an ever-increasing standard of excellence. With thousands of entries from more than 47 countries, the WebAwards set the […]

In a few days, we’ll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of starting Rare Bird. I woke up this morning with the words of Teddy Roosevelt on my mind, which I first encountered years ago in “The Norman Shield,” the pledge training manual of Sigma Chi. “It is not the critic who counts: not the man […]

In addition to Rare Bird celebrating its seventh anniversary this month, Ashley Sutton, who joined Rare Bird as in intern in the spring of 2004, has recently celebrated her one-year anniversary as a full-time graphic designer. Sutton, who graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with an art degree, has found her focus on electronic […]