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Top 10 Booze-Infused Getaways

Vacations are all about letting loose, so it's no surprise that more and more travelers are opting for locations known for their libations. Whether you're a former keg stand champion with an affinity for beer, prefer to sip wine while soaking up culture or only like liquor when it's used for an …

How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners

Are you blogging, Facebooking, tweeting, or pinning? If not, you’re missing out.<p>The Internet has become the primary means for prospective buyers to …

Social Media

Why Mobile Marketing Is More Than 50% More Effective Than Social Media Marketing

(Getty)<p>Mobile marketing is becoming more and more popular because it’s so much more effective than social media marketing and email marketing. It …

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the …

Emotional Intelligence

The Only 6 Content Marketing Tips You Need for 2015

Content continues to be one of the most important aspects of online marketing; however, methods are rapidly changing. In 2015, successful businesses will be the ones that understand this dynamic shift and develop a strategy that accounts for new changes.<p><b>More Valuable Than Ever Before</b> <b></b><p>Content …

Marketing

Prioritizing SEO Strategies In 2014: Where To Focus

Although there may not be a one-size-fits-all SEO strategy — due to the fact that ideal strategies will vary greatly between industries, company …

Your 50 Favorite Blogs: The Most-Loved Marketing, Social Media, and Productivity Blogs of Buffer Readers

Having a list of go-to blogs can be a great source of information and inspiration.<p>In our case, the blogs and websites we visit most often provide …

Why These Agency Execs Went Through Hell to Get Naked in These Ads (SFW)

Rebranding is rebirth. New York design and marketing firm Mode Design Group—which today becomes full-service agency Viceroy Creative—took that notion …

Advertising Industry

How Small Businesses Should Be Using Social Media

As a small business owner, you are probably aware that social media is a must for every business today — particularly those without the benefit of a …

Social Media

How To Double Your Content Marketing ROI In 2014

December brings many traditions: enjoying the holidays, wrapping up projects from the year that’s ending, and gearing up for the year ahead. One piece of the process is evaluating how you did in relation to the audacious goals you set on January 1.<p>For many businesses, 2013 was the year you were …

Instagram For Marketing Update Insta4likes

Any good marketer in 2015 is aware of the potential Instagram has for their marketing campaigns. It is a great opportunity that should not be …

Social Media

These 10 Tools Will Boost The Productivity Of Your Social Media Campaign [INFOGRAPHIC]

When you started a business, you didn't expect it would demand so much activity on social media. However, you have to establish a reputable presence …

Facebook suspends 12-year-old’s account after his rant against Obama goes viral

Much of America had a new adopted son when Georgia pre-teen CJ Pearson’s political video went viral this week. My colleague Howard Portnoy noted that …

Social Media

Why The Future of Marketing is Heart First, Calculator Second

<b>It’s been some two and a half years since I publicly introduced my concept of The Connected Brand.</b><p>Just to recap, my definition of a ‘connected brand’ …

Marketing

Marketing Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead Of Trends in 2015

<i>For a list of marketing conferences to check out in 2016, visit here.</i><p>The marketing world is changing faster than ever before, and the race to stay in front of digital trends is increasingly competitive. But you won’t get ahead by hiding behind a computer screen; you have to get out there, get …

Marketing

Top Ten Tips and Tricks for Terrific Tea

Tea is only second to water when it comes to beverage popularity—so popular that it's consumed as much as coffee, soft drinks, and alcohol <i>combined</i>. …

Tea

Social Media Posts - Bill Hartzer - Search, Marketing, Tech, and Domain Name News

Due to an internal Twitter password bug, and the way Twitter stores passwords, Twitter is recommending that you immediately change your password. …

8 Quick Ways To Generate Leads On Twitter

Twitter has 288 million active monthly users. Over a third of these users never post anything themselves, but use the social media site to consume …

Social Media

The Numbers Game: Social Media Marketing Playbook

If you are only concerned with the number of followers your business has on social media, then you’re playing the wrong game. It’s time to toss out …

Social Media

Why Contextual Content Marketing Is The Next Big Thing

Content marketing has been one of the more important digital trends of the decade. Companies big and small have worked hard to become their own …

Marketing

The Designer’s Guide to Building a Brand Story

Think about a product that you consistently, and quite happily, pay for. What does it allow you to do? Is there anything about this product that …

​Is Marketing Automation A Big Investment?

Most assume that marketing automation is a big investment…I mean BIG. There are technology costs, resource costs, implementation and set up costs, …

Marketing

It’s Be-Pinning to Look a lot Like Social Advertising in 2015

<i>“Partnerships [with brands] aren’t just, ‘Go get ad dollars.’ That’s not how we think about it here. We’re really about teaching partners how to be</i> …

Six Crucial Attributes of a Successful Business Blog

There's no denying that content marketing, which has gained significant traction over the last five years, is becoming increasingly important to …

Marketing

The 3 Steps to Building a Winning Brand Strategy

4 min read<p><i>In their book</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting your business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors explain the three-step process of</i> …

Marketing

7 SEO strategies to implement in 2015

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) sounds a bit like rocket science. With the right combo of this widget and that module, add in time, subtract theory and maybe the equation will produce a solution better than the last.<p>Like most technology, what was applied last year in online marketing efforts may …

10 Twitter marketing tricks we learned from the Oscars

With Twitter in the midst of a new product push that includes the introduction of a native video tool, all eyes are on the site to see whether it's a …