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“What the f--- is happening to our business?’: As ad execs hit Cannes, New Yorker scribe Ken Auletta’s new book chronicles the industry’s various existential crises

As hundreds of high-powered advertising and media executives descend on Cannes this week for a flurry of meetings, marketing stunts, and boozy yacht parties, there's an undercurrent of deep uncertainly about the industry's future.<p>As well chronicled in New Yorker writer Ken Auletta's new book, …

Infographic: 6 trends shaping the digital advertising industry

Digital channels are dominating the advertising market.<p>As the landscape expands, new avenues for distribution and, ultimately, new challenges are …

To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

If you pay attention to your life, you’ll begin to see the patterns.<p>In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the …

10 smart things you can do with $1,000 right now

If you've got $1,000 you're looking to spend, consider these smart financial decisions.<p>If you find yourself with $1,000 all of a sudden -- or perhaps through slow consistent saving -- you might be wondering: What's next? Maybe ideas of a beach vacation are floating through your head, or maybe …

Retirement

9 signs you’re dealing with an emotional manipulator

We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

Study: Social media ads increasingly less popular among viewers

Americans have a dimming view of online advertising.<p>That’s the gist of a new report from Sprout Social, a social media monitoring and management …

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

On the Internet, the devil’s in the defaults.<p>You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.<p>They tout we’re “in control” of our …

Apps

10 steps to the perfect social media marketing strategy

Having a social media strategy can help you improve your brand’s performance on social media platforms. Although it may sound daunting, putting …

How to Make Boring Photos Look Awesome in Lightroom (VIDEO)

Let’s face it, most of the time, photos can look pretty bland when you see them straight out of the camera. And it’s no secret that even the best …

How to Manage Social Media Without it Taking Up All Your Time

Ok, we all know that social media marketing is, like, totally awesome. It can boost your business' exposure, traffic, yada, yada, yada. Some even say …

5 Fundamental Tactics for Making Your First 6 Figures, No Matter What Industry You're In

Whatever your service or product, there are only so many ways to connect, build trust and make that all-important first sale.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With billions of people using the internet and social media every day, there has never been a better time to …

Marketing

Typography Experiments by Wete Studio

I love typography experiments. It bring me back a lot of memories of my early days. I remember spending hours checking out books on graphic design, …

Typography

Here Are Some Easy Tips on How to Use the Important Tone Curve Tool in Lightroom (VIDEO)

We’ve shared several tutorials on Photoshop’s Curves tool in recent weeks and they’ve been quite popular. So, here’s a helpful video on a similarly …

3 Components of the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Can you clearly demonstrate value when faced with a time crunch?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After filming two seasons of <i>Entrepreneur</i> <i>Elevator Pitch</i>, I've come to realize that there are three key elements to delivering the perfect pitch.<p>Our show is unique when it …

Entrepreneurship

Reach New Customers with these Commerce Focused Sessions at #SMWNYC

From data and creativity and paid media models to the future of brands and publishing, our curated tracks are designed to provide you with a deeper …

Elon Musk Wants You to Watch This Documentary About the Dangers of A.I.

For years, Elon Musk has offered dire warnings about the potential dark future of artificial intelligence. Now, Musk is turning up the volume of his …

Rikako Nagashima's analytical approach to graphic design makes for satisfying results

From looking at the vast portfolio of Rikako Nagashima, it’s clear the Japanese designer has an analytical eye for graphic form. Since graduating …

Graphic Design

How Much Does Social Media Influencer Marketing Cost?

Do you know how much an influencer marketing campaign costs? Or how much you should be paying an influencer?<p>If you’re not quite sure, don’t be …

How to Drive Traffic With Your Facebook Cover Photo

Want to drive Facebook traffic to your website without using ads? Wondering how your Facebook cover image can help? In this article, you’ll discover …

Social Media

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

8 Actionable Instagram Marketing Tips

These tips will help you grow your social presence.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>At Buffer, we’re big fans of using data and research to guide our social media strategy. So when it came to finding the best Instagram strategy, I turned to social media studies.<p>I read through more than 20 …

Social Media

What is the best time to post social media?

When and how oftenyou post can often be as important as <i>what</i> you post.<p>Of course, great content will shine through no matter when you post it, but …

Social Media

5 Ways to Turn Your Online Visitors Into Customers

As a business, you need to test and optimize your main website design, product pages and even your ads to effectively convert your website visitors into leads and customers.<p><i>By Jared Atchison, co-founder of WPForms.</i><p>The design of your website plays a key role in generating conversions and sales for …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

This PR Guru Says When It Comes to Social Media, Stop Doing These 5 Things Right Now

Jessica Abo sits down with the founder of MB Social to get tips on you can help your brand break through all of the noise online.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mimi Banks decided to open her own boutique, full-service social media agency after spending years working in …

Social Media

This free science fiction anthology is all about the future of space exploration

It comes with a fantastic lineup of authors<p>There’s been a growing movement within the science fiction community to imagine the future as something other than a dreary dystopia. That’s what Arizona State University is doing with a new digital anthology called <i>Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A</i> …

Latin TV Host Goes on a Social Media Fast — and Learns an Important Lesson

<b>Brought to you by the editors of People en Español.</b> <b><br>Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.</b><p>When her church in Miami organized a week of fasting …

Social Media

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

What to Post on Each Social Media Platform: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Social Content

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Not all content needs to be shared everywhere. And not all content is suitable for every social media platforms.<p>It’s all right to post entirely different things on different platforms. In fact, it might even help you to boost your engagement.<p>For example, if …

Social Media