Melanie Greblo

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How-To: Magnetic Cork Planters

Display your succulents for all to see—and secure that A+ math test to the refrigerator—with this magnetic cork planter tutorial from Upcycle That!<p><b>Note:</b> You’ll definitely want to choose your plants wisely here. Hearty succulents that require relatively little water, soil, and drainage are probably …

Magnetism

20 Creative DIY Project Ideas

We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a …

Customers Don’t Want Ads, They Want A Conversation

Marketing is rapidly transforming into a dialogue between buyers and sellers or collaborative marketing. Crowdtap CEO Brandon Evans on the five trends driving the shift.<p>It is becoming clear that the future of social marketing, and marketing in general, will be built around collaboration. Social …

3 Apps to Help You Write a Marketing Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might have a great product or an excellent service but your business won't grow unless people know you're out there. That requires marketing -- online, mobile, on Google, Facebook, direct mail or even printed flyers on doorstep. But …

7 Magic Ways You Can Use Scheduled Social Messaging

Share<p><i>Alexandra Samuel is Vice-President of Social Media at Vision Critical, and appears as a Guest Contributor to the HootSource Blog.</i><p>“How were you …

Social Media

5 Excellent Productivity Tools for Remote Workers

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

5 Secrets to Winning More Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales is king in the new economy. Your success will be determined by your ability to generate revenue and sell, not just your products and services, but also yourself.<p>Here are five signs you're well positioned to succeed at the art of …

#7: How to Get More Facebook Fans - Amy Porterfield | Online Marketing Expert

FREE DOWNLOAD<p>Looking for list-building ideas and inspiration?<p>This free (and highly detailed) cheat sheet will give you 20 smart strategies to help …

Digital Marketing on a Shoestring | Inc.com

I personally believe that one of the hardest roads traveled is that of the bootstrapped entrepreneur. The hours are tremendously long, compensation is delayed, and the ability to grab meaningful market share generally will take many years. I found this out the hard way when I launched my company …

Marketing

Social Media Day Returns June 30, 2013

Social Media Day is a day to celebrate the ways in which social media has changed our lives for the better. It's also a celebration of people — you, …

How Marketers Can Reach The 22% Of U.S. Online Adults Who Connect Everywhere

Customers are in the midst of a total mind shift. As a result of their perpetual mobile connections, their expectations have changed. They’re not interested in brand messaging or logos; they want utility and they want it now. New Forrester data shows 22% of U.S. online adults are far along in this …

Content Marketing 101: All You Need To Know To Grow Your Business

It was a paperback book that someone I trusted and respected had recommended.<p>Its title was good but not <i>great</i>.<p>The headline wasn’t so compelling that …

Modern Marketing Manifesto

en_GB<p>article<p>Marketing Week and Econsultancy present a Manifesto for Modern …

Marketing

25 Of The Most Engaged Brands On Twitter

What does it take for a brand to engage with its audience on Twitter?<p>Social media startup Nestivity released a list of the top 25 most engaged brands …

Storing Memories: Synapse Cabinet by Alexandra Denton

Inspired by the brain, Swedish designer Alexandra Denton created a sculptural storage cabinet to house your memories. Synapse, with its suspended …

Wooden Knives: Fusion by Ponti Design Studio

Fusion is a minimalist design created by Italy-born designer Andrea Ponti. Andrea Ponti is an Italian designer specializing in everyday electronics, …

Combine: An Eco-Chic Picnic Set from Bold_a design company

Bold_a design company launched a portable picnic set called Combine, which joins sustainable materials with a new concept for replacing the standard …

Furniture

Milan 2013: Wallpaper* Handmade

2013 saw the forth annual celebration of craftsmanship in the form of Wallpaper* Handmade, where designers, craftspeople and manufacturers are …

3 Social Media Marketing Fails & Lessons Learned

So you want your campaign to go viral…<p>Let’s keep in mind your business objectives, shall we? As these social marketing fails will show, campaigns may …

The Benefits of A More Thoughtful Approach To Consulting

In these more budget-conscious times, companies are re-evaluating nearly every business area for potential savings. This has placed a brighter light on the use of consultants. Over the past few years, more companies have viewed outside help as a means to keep costs down, enhance labor force …

4 Things You Need to be Doing on Social Media -- Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By now, if social media isn't a critical element in your online marketing strategy, it should be. Having a presence on sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can add value to your product, to customer service and ultimately to your …

Forget The Mission Statement. What’s Your Mission Question?

Warren Berger taps some of the most powerful CEOs in the country to reveal the questions that will keep any company on track.<p>In a previous article, I shared five questions that today’s forward-thinking companies should be asking, based on input from top business consultants. This second …

Leadership

Is Complexity Ruining your Business?

Most CEO’s are well aware of the profit killers in their business: price wars, staff bloat, manufacturing cost blow outs and inefficient sales processes.<p>But few address a more subtle but often more dangerous profit attacker.<p>Complexity.<p>Complexity erodes profit margins by gradually increasing costs …

How to Make Nonprofit's Mission Sound Exciting? | Network for Good

Today I’m answering a question from reader Deirdre, who asks:<p>“As an organization with a mission that is a bit more abstract than, say, feeding hungry …

Breast Cancer

Forget What Your Customers Need; Branding Is About What They Want

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the second</i> in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big …

Why Entrepreneurs Make Terrible CEOs | Inc.com

For years, I've watched one company after another flounder under founding CEOs. The phenomenon's incredibly common, especially in the technology industry. And the reason is surprisingly simple.<p>It's one thing to start a company, get it off the ground, and achieve initial product success. It's …

CEOs

If Your Company Targets Millennials, Read This Now

Millennials will define our economy for many decades to come–and these three generational priorities will bend time-tested rules of the marketplace.<p>Millennials have a somewhat schizophrenic relationship with the media. Depending on the study cited, they’ve been called everything from the most …