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4 Email Productivity Tips

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Email is a major time sink. We’re talking multiple hours per day for many busy individuals, and as much as half their workdays can be spent on email for those among us with high rates of communication with clients, contacts, and colleagues. What’s worse, people often feel like they’re being way more productive than they…

How To Create Content So Good It Goes Viral

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Content marketing is nothing new, and while it’s going to evolve into new formats and platforms throughout 2016, as it always does, but it’s definitely not going anywhere. If anything, more and more people will jump on board, especially as more traditional ad formats continue to fall short or become exorbitantly expensive. People don’t like…

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…

4 Free Internet Marketing Tools You Should Already Be Using

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Software tools that help marketers pop up every single year, and now at a far more rapid pace than ever before. Luckily more and more of these tools are taking on a freemium approach, meaning that marketers have access to better tools without spending much (or anything at all!). Let’s take a look at some…

The 10 Ways Marketing Will Change In 2016: Part 2

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In part one of this series, we took a look at the first five predictions for changes to marketing trends in 2016. Many of our first half of the list focused on changes in tone of voice and public perception approach, let’s check out some other angles in the next five: 6) Managing your entire…