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Snapchat For Business – Coming To The Mainstream

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A year ago, or even six months ago, Snapchat was just a tiny blip on the radar of most marketers and entreprenerus. In fact, even that might be generous; many people who weren’t in Snapchat’s hyper-engaged teen and young adult demographic may not have even heard of the platform. If you aren’t even sure what…

Avoid False Guru Status to Boost Credibility

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Want to know what one of the fastest ways to kill your credibility is? To pretend to have it when you don’t. It’s an unfortunate reality, but the landscape of online marketing has been invaded over the past decade by those claiming to be experts in things that they, to put it politely, aren’t. The…

How To Use “Help A Reporter Out” For Your Blog Or Brand

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Ever heard of popular PR and journalism tool “Help A Reporter Out”? If you’re not acquainted but you have a brand or expertise to market, this quickstart guide will give you the basics. At its core, Help A Reporter Out, or HARO, is a platform to help connect journalists with sources. Users can register as…

Using “Help A Reporter Out” To Find Experts

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Help A Reporter Out, or HARO, is a PR and journalism platform. Journalists or users registered as media outlets can submit calls for sources for their story ideas, and experts and brands can pick and choose to email various prompts via an email newsletter that HARO sends out several times per day. The platform is…

Why You Should Break Away From Title Conventions In 2016

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How many times have you read a lame “5 Ways to Improve Your Bottom Line!” title, clicked through, and the been disappointed to find the same old generic, rehashed information on the other side? If you roll your eyes whenever these titles come up in your Facebook feed or from some marketer’s Twitter account, you’re…

The Elements Of A Successful Content Marketing Piece

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Content marketing: The creation of written, video, audio, or other content by a brand with the goal of garnering an audience or attention and establishing authority within a market. Content marketing has proven, over the last couple of years, to be outpacing its more traditional media buy and advertising counterparts in terms of engagement with…

The 10 Ways Marketing Will Change In 2016 : Part 1

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Much like the rest of the world, marketing as an industry has seen massive year over year changes over the past half decade or so. As technology and communication take mega-leaps in shorter amounts of time than ever imagined, we have to adapt quickly to stay ahead of the effective marketing curve. To help facilitate…

How to Promote Your Blog Posts as an Online Marketer: Part 1

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Content is king, queen, and the whole royal court these days. In fact, the nod given to creating longform, rich content by traditional ad agencies, who themselves have rebranded in droves to ‘media agencies’, should give you some indication as to the way of the online marketing tides right now. Consistently, brands who embrace the…

Genuine SEO Isn’t Going Away, So You Might As Well Get On Board

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Let’s not kid ourselves, the state of SEO 4+ years ago was laughable, a joke, if you will. Google’s own search results were so easily manipulated with “backlink packages” and the like that it was straightforward to a fault to get a new site ranking, even for a competitive keyword, provided you had the money…

It’s Okay To Go Back To Your 9 to 5

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One of the biggest driving forces between why so many people take up the internet marketing reins is that they want some degree – often complete – of freedom from their dreaded day jobs. The 9 to 5 cycle has left many jaded, especially in a place like the US where traditional allowances for vacation…