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5 Simple Ways to Get Your Customers to Listen to You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're in business, chances are you're trying to get someone – a customer or prospective client – to do something, whether it's call you, visit your website, or try your product. But in a crowded marketplace, how do you distinguish …

Customers

Where Social Media and PR Meet

Share<p><i>Jeff Barrett is the CEO of Status Creative and a contributor to the HootSource blog.</i><p>When it comes to content, there are no accidents. Most …

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

How to Choose the Best Social Media Platform for Your Business

Deciding which social media platform will best serve your company's needs can be tricky. Here's an overview to help you decide.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the critical</i> …

Selling

Get More Value Out of Social Media Brand-Chatter

It’s becoming commonplace for consumer companies to listen to what their customers are saying on social media, but the big question is: What do they do with the results? In a lot of cases, managers merely circulate them within the marketing department—after marking them with a prominent …

Advertising Planner Says Big Data Shouldn't Make The Industry Forget Its Creative Roots

On the panel, yours truly and creative leaders in the Chicago advertising community discussed how they "balance" art and science in their organizations. However, in characterizing the question in this way, I believe advertising sells itself short. It is guilty of mischaracterizing the role of …

Big Data

Instagram launches direct messaging

Instagram has announced a new private messaging feature called Instagram Direct, which will allow users to send a photo or video privately to up to fifteen followers.<p>"Sometimes you want to be able to share not with everyone, but just a specific group," Instagram founder Kevin Systrom said at the …

How You Can Win at Social Media Right Now (Hint: Silly Cat Pics Don't Cut It)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, it takes more than a couple of cat pictures for a brand to be successful on social media. Whether on Pinterest or Vine, brands constantly need to update their tactics and strategies in online marketing to stay relevant and engage …

Marketing

Twitter Alerts: New countries and features

In September, we launched Twitter Alerts to help people receive critical information during times of crisis. Since then, Twitter Alerts has grown to …

Interviews with Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers

Share<p>Forbes.com recently posted a list of the Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers. These influencers are not the powerhouses behind the world’s …

3 Strategies For Repurposing Content

Share<p>One of the biggest challenges for marketers today is how to create great content. Quality content is not only an effective tool to acquire new …

How to effectively explain things to your customers

Explaining things to your customers is tricky. You don’t want to appear condescending, but you still have to get the information across. To help you …

Why marketers should become more technical and 6 tips to get started from the experts

There’s been a lot of talk recently about how marketing is evolving, and marketers need to keep up.<p>I’m still not sure of the exact definition of</b> …

Marketing

Instagram Best Practices ~ Part 1: An Interview with a Power User

Share<p>Besides making mobile look good everyday, HootSuite’s Mobile Designer, Helen Park is an Instagram power user. With over 51k Instagram followers, …

Marketing

5 Social Media Predictions for 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of my favorite things to do this time of year -- in addition to spending the holidays with friends and family -- is to look back on the year that was and also look ahead to what the New Year holds in store.<p>When it comes to the state …

Marketing

12 Strategies for Promoting Your YouTube Videos

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Entrepreneur Magazine's Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business<i>, marketing and public relations consultant Jason Rich show you how to master the secrets of successful "YouTubers" and put your brand, product or service in front</i> …

Small Business

Social Titans to Dominate Online Video Advertising

Online video advertising is expected to double to $8.1 billion by 2016, providing social sites like Twitter (TWTR) and Facebook (FB) new opportunities to grow their top lines, according to a report released Thursday.<p>Twitter, expected to benefit from its immediacy and the support it has received …

Why Most Marketers Will Fail In The Era Of Big Data

Galileo once said that “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” Great marketers uncover those obvious, but unexpected truths to win consumers hearts and sell products.<p>Marketing is, after all, the art and science of discovering what people want and …

How To Book Cheap Plane Tickets

Who am I to come up with such arrogant nonsense? I am a hardcore traveler and I travel more than most. Travel matters to me, and being in control of the travel experience is essential in order to enjoy it.<p>I don't want to end up having to get up at 04:45 because a random travel agent has decided …

Engines

Traveling North America: Weekly Roundup

We’re feeling inspired lately. Perhaps "obsessed" is a better word. With the Discovery Channel’s North America. Since we’re currently pining for the …

Plan your great American road trip

Roadtrippers, a new trip-planning website and app, can pinpoint the country’s most majestic bypasses, plus tell you where to eat and stay along the way.<p>Somewhere in the United States, there are places waiting to be discovered this summer -- jagged mountain peaks, roadside diners with heaps of …

National Parks

America's Top Free Attractions (PHOTOS)

Imagine seeing masterpieces by van Gogh, entertaining your kids with activities, and strolling a hilltop garden with waterfalls and beautiful views at sunset.<p>Now imagine doing it all for free. That's how your day could play out at the Getty Museum in L.A., where admission doesn't cost a …

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says <i>America</i> the beautiful.<p>These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make a transatlantic trek-- the world's most beautiful wonders have been here all along, right in your American backyard.<p><b>Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone</b> …

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special. …

Asia Travel

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

Buenos Aires