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How to Build a Brand Story: Lessons from Retail Branding Experts

Storytelling is a buzzworthy term these days. Although its overuse might make you think it’s nebulous, or even obsolete, term, it’s actually a …

Marketing

27 things to know before you work in social media

I’m immersed in social business every day.<p>I spend as much time on my computer as some people spend in their shoes. I rarely talk about “social media” …

Public Relations

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>One of the best ways …

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. I’d sooner sew buttons than prepare or eat brunch on a Sunday, but Kim Severson’s recipe for breakfast carbonara, which …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

If You Follow These Instagram Accounts, You Don't Need a Decorator

While more people than ever are experiencing social fatigue and quitting Instagram, there's one reason why our Insta feed will always remain …

This Young Dad Created a Viral App That's Taking on the $710 Billion Nightlife Market | Inc.com

Dan Fennessy has had a crazy last couple of years: from growing up in tiny coastal Australian town, to working odd jobs, to persisting after the two co-founders left his nascent start-up, to having a baby. To now: he is a darling of the Silicon Valley world and boasts a hot nightlife app, Party …

Startups

Things You Didn’t Know About Inbound Marketing

Alright, you had a great 2016 marketing your business onlineThe post Things You Didn’t Know About Inbound Marketing appeared first on iamwire.

Marketing

The Genius Deck Helps Reset Your Brain When You’re Stuck on a Problem

When you take breaks, you come back to your work with a fresh perspective, and if you’re stuck, that perspective can often help you figure out a …

The Employee Experience Is The Future Of Work: 10 HR Trends For 2017

In 2016, I wrote about the transformation happening in human resources and I called it the “Consumerization of HR,” referring to how companies create a social, mobile, and consumer-style experience for employees. Now, as we enter 2017, the next journey for HR leaders will be to apply a consumer and …

Human Resources

12 Examples of Killer Email Campaigns From 2016 [Infographic]

The folks at Emma made a list, checked it twice, and you were good this holiday season so here's a peek.<p>The email marketing software provider …

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

Creativity

12 Great Places to Go in 2017—and How to Do Them on a Budget

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10 essential tools for freelance UX designers

As many freelance UX developers will testify, going it alone can be an exciting ride, but it can also be a little overwhelming at first. Not only …

6 Tools to Turbocharge Your Content Marketing in 2017

Buffer. Almighty. Press. SumoMe. Why not use them all together in one turbocharged work flow?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A fresh year presents the perfect opportunity for your brand to recap its 2016 content marketing performance: You may want to examine ways to …

The Single Most Effective Way to Win New Business on LinkedIn | Inc.com

When I first took my young sons fishing a few years back, they would just drop a hook in the water and expect the fish to bite.<p>In their excitement to catch some fish, my sons didn't realize they were missing a critical component of the entire process: Bait!<p>In today's online marketplace (and in …

Marketing

Think Art Handling Isn't Sexy? Think Again

The art handlers behind your favorite exhibitions have made the most compelling calendar for 2017.<p>What do art handlers, the perennially uncelebrated workers behind your favorite exhibitions, have to do with the looming presence of 2017? For the third consecutive year, a group of these anonymous …

Noted Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg Got Morgan Freeman to Voice His AI Home Assistant

It pays to be stupidly rich.<p>Sure, billionaire Mark Zuckerberg wants to end literally all disease by 2100, but first, he needed to knock out his <i>ultimate</i> goal: getting the most soothing voice in the world to voice his artificial intelligence home assistant. That's right: Mark Zuckerberg got Morgan …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Technology Companies That Are Breaking Barriers Through Innovation and Creativity

Technological innovations can be so deceptively smart that they become boring. There’s only so much talk about innovation causing another marketing …

Content Marketing

The best way to do agile project reporting | Zephyr

Accurate reporting is a key element in fostering quality communication within an organization, especially large, complex, global enterprises. Without …

Project Management

How To Improve Your Ecommerce Conversions: 6 Key Elements

In 2016 retail ecommerce sales in the US will total just under $400 billion. By 2020 that number is predicted to grow to as high as nearly $700 billion. To date in 2016 the average US ecommerce conversion rate across all devices is 2.76% But regardless of whether your ecommerce website falls above …

eCommerce

8 Design Mistakes That Ruin Your Content (And Easy Fixes)

Visual content is a crucial element in your content marketing. Whether it’s a one-off piece for social media or your latest company e-book, …

Adrenaline junkies will love this thrilling walkway in the Swiss mountains

Adrenaline junkies should head to the Schilthorn summit in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, to tackle a dramatic walkway called the Thrill Walk.<p>The Thrill Walk is 200-metre-long steel and glass bridge that clings to the side of the rock at Schilthorn before swinging under the observation deck …

7 Apps for Enhancing Project Management Communication [Infographic]

Project management is a critical component of a successful business, regardless of size or industry. Startups and established companies looking to …

Project Management

Survivalist's YouTube account was almost the only good thing about 2016

Please excuse me while I watch a man make a prawn trap with his bare hands, for what's left of 2016.<p>The YouTube account Primitive Technology has only …

These 8 Business Apps Are Going to Crush It in 2017 | Inc.com

Of course, there are a ton of cool, slick, fun and potentially great applications for businesses. But this list is about a select few that are ready to explode this coming year. In a very good way. They've all been around for a while. They all have a strong customer base and growing communities. …

Small Business

To Tackle Big Urban Issues, This Architect Became A Data Designer

Herwig Scherabon wanted to communicate the inequality of cities rather than contribute to it.<p>Herwig Scherabon remembers the exact moment that he no longer wanted to be a practicing architect. He was working on a project based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with a team of fellow Viennese architects, …

Three Ways Snapchat Is Changing the Marketing Landscape

Just when brands get the hang of a new digital platform, they are introduced to another—or at least a whole new function of an existing one.<p>Snapchat …

Marketing

Top UI Design Trends to Expect in 2017

Serif Combos by Marina Matijaca for Spelar<p>This guest column is authored by John Stone, SEO Consultant at Nirmal Web Design<p>The last couple of year saw …

UI Design

The Skills You Should Highlight When You're Underqualified for a Job

You see a job you’d like to apply for—but there’s a catch, you don’t meet all of the requirements. Despite that, you know the difference between …

[Exclusive] Draw in 3D with the ‘Mental Canvas’ Illustration App

The new app combines traditional illustration with 3D computer-aided design software.<p>There are apps like uMake that rather easily turn 2D sketching into useful 3D models for prototyping, but the new app Mental Canvas takes a different approach. It fuses the illustrator’s need for aesthetics and …