Karen Cline

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What Leaders Actually Do to Inspire and Motivate

Lets leave intellectual theory behind. These are the nuts and bolts of great leadership, and you can apply them starting today.<p>Back when I was doing the corporate grind, Bruce was the first boss (and my favorite to this day) that exposed me to the very practice of "Servant Leadership." That's how …

Metrics – SEO, Digital Marketing, Social Media Theme (Marketing)

Metrics is a stunning, powerful, professional and flexible <b>SEO, Digital Marketing, Social Media WordPress Theme specially designed for Digital</b> …

Here’s Why You Should Be Using Email Templates

A well designed email template can build structure into your emails, create familiarity with your brand and most of all, increase subscriber …

6 Ways to Use Facebook Live Video for Your Business

Are you wondering how your business can use Facebook Live? Looking for examples to help you get started? Using live video will improve your Facebook …

15 Content Marketing Trends That Need Your Close Attention

Content marketing is entering a dangerous new phase.<p>It’s heading into a trough.<p>You could call it……the dip of disillusionment.<p>For many the promise …

Apple lays the groundwork to kill online advertising

Their products help us learn, communicate and navigate the world. While we tap away, the companies behind these innovations are battling for the future of computing. Each and every one is actively defending their core businesses while placing bets on the future.<p>Their tangled business relationships …

Why Your Brand Needs A Real Style Guide

A well-developed style guide is an essential tool for establishing brand identity. A brand style guide (also known as a brand book or brand guide) acts as a key document that helps content creators communicate a consistent message to your audience, so it’s a great asset for creating consistent, …

Style Guides

How 'Pokemon Go' went from prank to phenomenon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The origin of "Pokemon Go" is as peculiar as any of the Voltorbs or Snorlaxes that players track and capture in the surprise hit game.<p>Its hybrid DNA flows from a digital mapping pioneer's fascination with the world around him, Google's affinity for offbeat ideas, Nintendo's …

24 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

Being the boss comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to your style of leadership? Are any of …

Employment

5 free apps that can boost your creativity

In itself, no app can make you creative. But sometimes it can help to give you that nudge you need to release your inner creativity.<p>We’ve all …

5 Best SEO Tools That Will Skyrocket Your Rankings

How do you determine the value of a good SEO tool? With so many SEO tools around and new ones being introduced by SEO veterans each year, how does …

Facebook's live videos can now be twice as long

Facebook is making more improvements to its live broadcasts.<p>The company's livestreaming platform, Facebook Live, will now support fullscreen …

Social Media

Canva's new app will help you create pro designs straight from your phone

Ever wondered how fitness bloggers make those inspirational Instagram posts with just the right filter and a fake Marilyn Monroe quote in Comic Sans? …

iPad Apps

10 simple steps for more clickable social media content

As communicators, we spend hours bringing our content to life. After all that effort, we want it to be seen.<p>Writing powerful social media copy that …

10 Essential Imaging Tools For Successful Bloggers

Blog posts with images get 94% more views, and visuals increase both the time spent on posts and social shares…<p>So why are so many bloggers resistant …

The Danger of Outsourcing Your Whole Content Marketing Program

Have you ever gotten ripped off by a cab driver in Cancun? I have.<p>The driver sitting outside the airport claimed to have the best price. I knew …

Marketing

Twitter now lets you share 140-second videos, launches its version of Facebook Mentions | VentureBeat | Social

Video is everything to social networks these days, and as Snapchat, Facebook, and YouTube battle it out, Twitter doesn’t want to get left behind. Today, the company has made it so you can create longer videos — up to 140 seconds — and tweaked its Vine app. What’s more, to appeal to creators, it has …

Social Media

Why Big Brands Are Suddenly Getting Cozy With Reddit

Just six months ago, Reddit—whose famous slogan is "The front page of the internet"—was a dangerous place for marketers because of its reputation as …

Snapchat: Goodbye, next Facebook. Hello, new Twitter

Contently has kindly read a myriad of new reports from Pew, Mary Meeker, and others to synthesize what you need to know about the ad business.<p>You …

Now Vines and Twitter Videos Can Be Much Longer

Up to 140 seconds.<p>Twitter is now letting its users post videos that are up to 140 seconds long, an increase from its previous 30-second limit.<p>The move is part of the social media company's efforts to attract a broader set of users, some of whom feel confined by its limits on the length of tweets — …

Tumblr Is Getting Into Live Video, But It’s Completely Different Than Facebook or Periscope

Yahoo-owned Tumblr wants in on livestreaming, and it's taking a different route than Facebook or Twitter's Periscope app. Today the site is launching …

Facebook and Instagram Are Getting New Collaboration Tools to Build Better Mobile Ads

CANNES, France—Facebook wants to give marketers more collaborative tools to build ads—specifically mobile ads—on its platforms.<p>So today it announced …

What I Learned About Content Marketing From A Successful Copywriter

As someone who does content marketing, I'm always looking for new tips to learn how to improve my writing and the ROI on these efforts.<p>I like to pass these lessons on, specifically to the realtors we work with at AgentFire and on our list so that they too can get more out of their real estate …

Stop Measuring Reach In Your Social Media Marketing: It's About Genuine Engagement

Marketers are often pegged with questions related to the future of social media such as: Is Facebook still relevant? What’s the next social platform? Which is most powerful: a like, share, retweet, favorite? And, my personal favorite, how can I increase my reach on social media?<p>While these are all …

Social Media

YouTube Is Introducing New Ways to Help Small Businesses Make Better Video Ads

YouTube wants to turn video ads on its platform into a DIY possibility for small- and medium-sized businesses.<p>Today, Google is launching three ways …

4 Commandments of Online Marketing for Small Businesses

Digital marketing has proven to more cost-effective than traditional advertising approaches to promote a small business. According to The marketing …

Marketing

The One Quality Most People Want From A Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

It looks like Apple will finally let you delete those annoying preinstalled apps

Many of Apple's own iPhone apps are now available to download from the App Store.<p>The Stocks app, Mail app, and several others are currently listed in the App Store. Many of the apps listed, such as Compass and Maps, came preinstalled on every iPhone and were not deletable.<p>Here's the full list of …

Apps

The 8 Coolest iPhone Features Apple Just Announced

iOS 10 looks kind of sweet.<p>Apple's unleashing a lot of neat features for your iPhone and iPad this year.<p>A slew of updates are coming soon with iOS 10, the company announced Monday during its Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>The new mobile operating system will be available as a download this fall, …

Apple Music