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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 …

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 …

Marketing

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

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 fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your control, …

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 …

Marketing

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 …

Infographics

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 …

Stefan Sagmeister

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 …

Small Business

3 Marketing Channels to Lead Your Startup to Success

The tasks that plague a new business owner can seem daunting, especially when you’re restricted by a tight budget. That’s why it’s important for …

Instagram For Marketing Update

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 …

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 …

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 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>. …