WhyteSpyder CEO Eric Howerton (left) and COO Alex Ahmad (right) Selfie the Snot Out of Themselves in Cali...

Sure...this is a little cheesy and I have to admit, having a taxi dropping us off at each of these locations and waiting while we took selfies was definitely humbling. But, we endured the "touron" status from locals and hazing comments from friends because it still has enough cool status.

Why is it cool? Well, as owners of the digital marketing agency WhyteSpyder, there are many reasons:

  1. These tech companies represent the continued progress of America as a thought leader in the world. Keep on keeping on America!
  2. We have worked with all of these companies (virtually) for many years. It's always good to put a face to a name.
  3. As WhyteSpyder rapidly grows, we keep an eye out for patterns of our company disposition and culture. We're looking forward to the WhyteSpyder Global Campus...pretty similar to Google's :-)
  4. Final reason? Because we should. We may never be in that area together at the same time or some of these companies may not be there either. In life and business, things change. Seize the day!

Our Favorites

Definitely a toss-up for our favorite companies. Like anything, we have favorite things about each of them:

  1. Exterior Building: Favorite was Google (simply epic), runner-up was Oracle (magnificent) and honorable mention was Yahoo!. Least impressive was YouTube and Facebook.
  2. In General: Our favorite companies were the following. First, Walmart (no, we're not getting paid to say it, but Walmart is a great American business - you can't deny it and we won't). Second would be Google - definitely a love hate love relationship from a digital marketing standpoint, but no one can deny they have it going on. Third is a toss-up between LinkedIn and Intuit. For me (Eric), I choose LinkedIn - I honestly believe they have done and will continue to do an incredible job in their space. Alex loves Intuit, and rightfully so. Their software and services are for the most part flawless, reliable and useful. Least favorite? No comment.

The Ones We Missed

Have to shout out to the following companies that we wished we could have seen but didn't have the time (or the $2,000 for taxies): Apple, Uber, Twitter, Salesforce, Pinterest, Reddit, eBay, Adobe, McAfee and Cisco. We'll catch ya next time!