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McKinsey on digital marketing: Personalization is not what you think

A top advisory consultant to large organizations shares his thoughts on critical issues that every CMO must consider. Watch the video for practical …

Customer Experience

20 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types …

So You Want to Read… A Guide to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Subgenres

Science fiction and fantasy have never been straightforward genres. They encompass any number of weird, obscure, and wildly imaginative works of …

Science Fiction

23 Cool Tools for Social Media Marketers

Looking for some new apps and tools to add to your social media marketing toolbox? Wondering which graphics, analytics, and productivity tools can …

Social Media Marketing

5 Writing Principles That Will Make Your Content Go Viral

Cast the first stone in me, those of you unwilling to create viral content that gets well shared!And cast the second stone in me, those of you …

William Shakespeare

Five Bleeding-Edge Mobile Marketing Trends in 2017

Mobile marketing's awesome potential in 2017 is reinforced with reports like this one: research firm BIA/Kelsey predicts that U.S. mobile-ad spend …

33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

Infographic: How to get more email opens and clicks

Email etiquette is a hot topic.<p>Everyone has email pet peeves that drive them crazy (replying all, failing to address all parts of the message, etc.), …

Marketing

The inaugural Dragon Awards highlight the populist side of science fiction and fantasy

The awards appear to be an alternative to the Hugo Awards<p>This year’s inaugural Dragon Awards were handed out today at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia. The winners show a remarkable contrast to the recipients of this year’s Hugo Award winners, one of the major awards in science fiction and fantasy …

55 Inspiring Quotes That Show the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a major factor in our success.<p>Emotional intelligence can be the most potent weapon in our armory. It helps boost our self-awareness, self-control, motivation, empathy, and social skills, all of which help us become much better leaders.<p>Here are 55 quotes to remind us of the …

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 …

11 Books Recommended by George R. R. Martin

Fans of George R. R. Martin and the award-winning HBO series <i>Game of Thrones</i> know there’s nothing like getting lost in a story that incorporates …

The best nonfiction books add up to a biography of our culture

It’s a frighteningly giant universe to survey, but picking 100 great books that fall under this baggy rubric promises real insights<p>Follow the 100 best nonfiction books of all time here<p>Once upon a time, the educated reader in, for example, the 17th or even the 18th century could load an essential …

Books

How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers

Long before Edward Snowden went public, John Crane was a top Pentagon official fighting to protect NSA whistleblowers. Instead their lives were ruined – and so was his<p>Snowden calls for whistleblower shield after claims by Pentagon source Exclusive: Pentagon source goes on record against …

Surveillance

See Earth’s temperature spiral toward 2C rise - graphic

Climate Central: A new graphic shows Earth’s temperatures spiralling toward the 2C global warming limit<p>The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling closer to the point where warming’s catastrophic …

Climate Change

The Ultimate 40-Point Checklist for Smarter Content Marketing Strategy

This visual guide covers brilliant content strategy from A to Z.<p>Everyone and their brother has jumped into the online content creation game. Every minute on the Internet, YouTube users upload 300 hours of new video and Vine users share 8,333 more. Over 347,000 tweets are sent. Facebook users share …

15 Websites That Will Heighten Your Emotional Intelligence

Nearly three decades later, emotional intelligence continues to set the standard for leadership and performance. Take advantage of these practical resources to increase your EQ.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) research arrived on the scene in the 90s, it proved that people of average-intelligence …

55 of Our Favorite Digital Marketing Tools for 2016

From my perspective, <b>digital marketing is all about the thinking involved rather than just the tools.</b> But tools these days are making it increasingly …

Digital Marketing

These Apps Will Make You Enjoy Traveling Even More

For the last 20 months, I have been traveling and working as a digital nomad. I’m extremely grateful for the technology and apps that make my everyday life so much easier and my journey more enjoyable.<p>Today I’d like to share with you 10 great apps that will make you enjoy traveling even more. …

Apps

The Content Marketing MVP (Minimum Viable Plan)

<b>Free bonus</b>: A full content marketing plan template is available at the end of this post.<p>When I was hired to handle marketing at our startup, I was …

The Complete Starter Guide to Tumblr Marketing

Are you unsure about how to use Tumblr? Would you like some tips to help you get started with Tumblr marketing?<p>Many people don’t know that there are …

Tumblr

7 Tools to Help Your Internet Marketing Efforts

The difference between a beginner Internet marketer and a proficient one is, on the one hand, in experience, and on the other hand, in the tools they …

Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials

This is it. This is the year that it all comes together.<p>Armed with nearly infinite money -- one Super Bowl commercial will cost $170,000 a second in …

Watch Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd Face Off in a Game of Quantum Chess

Quick, who would win in a game of quantum chess: the brilliant, world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, or the goofy, lovable actor …

The Death of the Digital Marketing Career

<i>By Dan Bernard, Vice President, Financial Services</i><p>"If you want a career at the cutting edge, go digital. Learn search. Learn site. Learn social." This was the advice we gave (or perhaps received as) young marketers 10 years ago. And it's been a fairly constant refrain since that time - a nearly …

Why Few Marketers Are Invited To Join Boards Of Directors

In numerous conversations with CMOs, a common question I’m asked is: “Why aren’t more marketers invited to join boards?” In research I’ve been working on with a professor from TCU (Ryan Krause) and Columbia (Don Lehmann), we studied S&P1500 boards over a six-year period (that’s over 65,000 board …

Marketing

These 6 technologies will define 2016

For the past century, the price and performance of computing has been on an exponential curve. And as futurist Ray Kurzweil observed, once any technology becomes an information technology, its development follows the same curve, so we are seeing exponential advances in technologies such as sensors, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Scandinavian Crime Fiction Starter Kit

So you stayed up all night to finally read <i>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo</i>,and now you’re hooked on Scandinavian noir. Welcome to the club—after ABBA …

The 10 Best TED Talks of 2015 | Inc.com

If you follow my column, you know I'm a huge fan of TED. Billed as the nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading," TED's short presentations can teach you a lot about the current state of business and technology and where we're heading as a society. They also inspire continued …

Public Speaking