James Dodgen

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Don’t Let Paper Paradigms Drive Your Digital Strategy

The web isn’t print.<p>The way we publish on the web — our process and workflow — is mostly derived from what we know about putting ink on paper. Which makes sense, because for most of human history, print was all we had. In a world of connected devices, we need to publish digital content onto all …

How do you get a mentor in the Age of Entrepreneurship?

The way we work is profoundly changing and it’s affecting everyone. There's a lot that is exciting in this new Age of Entrepreneurship -- an era in …

8 Remarkable (and Stolen) Content Marketing Ideas

“<i>Your idea isn’t new. Pick an idea; at least 50 other people have thought of it. Get over your stunning brilliance and realize that execution matters</i> …

The Five Values Of The New Affluent Consumer

In pursuit of achieving success on a global stage, marketers have long had to make the choice between adapting their brand approach to uniquely suit local tastes and unifying their presentation to support a more cohesive image. While the choice remains the same, to focus either on what divides or …

Pepsi Mocks Coke’s Super Bowl Campaign, Coke Fires Back

Long-time Super Bowl adversaries Pepsi and Coca-Cola haven’t kept their jabs confined to official game-day commercial scripts. Today, in the lead-up to Super Bowl XLVII Pepsi–a major presence during the game with a pair of ads and the halftime show featuring Beyonce–poked at Coca-Cola’s own Super …

Why the best way to grow your brand is to focus on “We”

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>I wanted to share some insights from a recent interview I did for Speaker magazine about how to develop effective branding …

Moz Review: Demystify Search Engine Optimization

The U.S. Military has certain equipment that it calls a “black box.” In some computing circles, a black box refers to a program where the process is …

How You Should Be Using LinkedIn -- But Probably Aren't

This story originally appeared on Business on Main<p>If you're like me, you hastily set up a LinkedIn page, accepted invitations to connect, and then left your page to wither. Big mistake. In a recent survey of 835 business owners by Vistage International and The Wall Street Journal, 41 percent of …

The World's Most Meaningful Brands (Infographic)

The brands that are most meaningful to individuals and communities make more money, according to a new study from French market research firm Havas Media Group, suggesting that the more you mean to your customers, the more money you will make.<p>The communications group has surveyed 134,000 consumers …

The Best and Worst Times to Post to Social Media (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>It's the million-dollar question for social media managers everywhere: What is the best time to post to social media?<p>While the optimal time to update your Facebook page or Pinterest boards may vary depending on your audience, Social Caffeine created an …

5 Secrets to Communicating Effectively With Millennials

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The millennial generation is one of the most sought after -- and most misunderstood. Will Pearson, president and co-founder of <i>mental_floss</i>, a trivia-based magazine that he started in his college dorm room in 2001, has managed to hit the …

Social Media

Leadership Playbook: 3 Ways to Coach, Not Criticize, Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs hate giving their employees feedback on how they're doing. As a result, they do this once a year in the form of employee performance reviews, or, at worst, they avoid the process entirely.<p>That's because people often …

Secrets to Lasting Success as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful people will often tell you that luck and hard work got them where they are. But under the surface, there's much more going on. People who rise to top of their fields have a lot in common. Learning what sets them apart can help …

Getting Started: Social-Media Tips for the Service Crowd

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>We've asked a coterie of marketing experts to join Entrepreneur's Team Digital to provide answers to your common questions about building an online presence. Got a question? Ask it in our comment section below or on Twitter using</b> …

How to Discover Your Superpower in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the new summer blockbuster <i>Man of Steel</i>, Clark Kent spends his youth on Earth completely ignorant of and confused by his superhuman abilities. It's only upon acceptance of his true self that he dons the red-and-blue caped suit and …

3 Unique Hiring Techniques to Find the Right Person for the Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding the right hire that both fits your company's culture and can refresh your business with new ideas can be a challenge. Popular New York City-based news and entertainment website Buzzfeed recently generated its own buzz when it …

David Frank Gomes - Co-Active Coach at Life Compass Coaching

[quote style=”boxed”]”Enjoy the journey. Enjoy the process…. and stop believing in the finish line…”[/quote]<p>David is trained in the Co-Active model …

Education Policy

The 12 Trends That Will Rule Products In 2013

Think 2013 will spell the end of good old analog and human interaction? Eh, not so fast.<p>Near the end of 2012, a group of us at Ziba got together to review what we’d learned over the course of the year. Working with dozens of clients who serve customers around the world, we designers spend a lot of …

World Future Society

Your Journey Begins Here...<p>Each of us has a story to share about the moment or experience that led us down a path of curiosity about the future . . …

Learning

What Might the Future Hold for Content Marketing?

For some, Content Marketing is a gateway to endless possibilities; for others, it’s simply an overused buzzword. It appears that the more attention …

Original Content Marketing Research

Annual Research: Content Marketing Budgets, Benchmarks and Trends<p>Since 2010, CMI has surveyed B2B, B2C, and nonprofit marketers to uncover insights …

Kakao Launches KakaoPage, a Marketplace for Anyone to Publish Digital Content

Back in February, we wrote that the Korean messaging app KakaoTalk had launched KakaoPage, a tool for individuals and brands to create and distribute …

Get a Great Mentor Through LinkedIn: 5 Steps

Everyone would like the perfect mentor. You can use LinkedIn to get one. Here's how.<p>Recently I was speaking at a California university when a young woman impressed me with a single statement. She told me that even though she wasn't graduating until next year, she had already used LinkedIn to secure …

More Effective B2B Content Marketing with Storytelling, Positioning & Personas

Free B2B buyer persona development tool<p>Just as every B2B company stakes a claim to a market position, each of them has a story to share. The …

19 Tips for a Healthier Mind, Body and Start-up

You’ve committed to making your new venture work. You are determined to fund the project, the hype is building and you are starting to see your once …