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The Impact Amazon Has (or Soon Will Have) on Your Brand: Do You Have a Plan?

A strategy along the lines of "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" may be your best move.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you remember when Amazon was small enough that brands could safely ignore the channel? Those days are long gone, of course, yet too many brand …

eCommerce

More Emails, More Sales? The Surprising Argument For Aggressive Email Marketing.

Don't worry about annoying your customers. The data says they don't hate email.<p>This story appears in the October 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>D</i><i>on’t annoy your customers.</i> If there’s a cardinal rule of email marketing, that’s it. Thus, most marketers describe the ideal email strategy as a …

Marketing

23 Marketing Automation Tools You Need to Use

Marketing is important to your business.Just call me Captain Obvious.But as customers evolve, so does the unpredictable marketing landscape.This …

Marketing

8 Ways to Create an Instagram Campaign That Will Blow Up Your Brand

Do you want to start an Instagram campaign?If so, you need to do it right.Instagram is an exciting platform, and it’s one of the fastest growing out …

Marketing

27 Amazing Online Marketing Tactics for Small Businesses With Low Budgets

I love small businesses.As a small business, there are many opportunities for growth with a smart marketing strategy.But you’ve probably noticed a …

Marketing

What Is a Sales Funnel? The Guide to Building an Automated Selling Machine.

The right sales funnel, configured the proper way, can automate your marketing and help you scale your income on autopilot.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the core concepts in the digital marketing industry is the sales funnel. While odd sounding at first, this …

Marketing

The 2018 List of All 266 Dividend Achievers

<i>Updated June 5th, 2018</i><p>The NASDAQ Dividend Achievers Index is made up of 264 stocks with 10+ consecutive years of dividend increases that meet certain …

4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say

Want a new employee to truly hit the ground running? Say these four things.<p>You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they're hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. …

How to Start an Influencer Marketing Empire From Scratch

Brands are dying to work with you. Here's what you need to know to get on their radar.<p>Influencer marketing is a trend that is on the rise. So much, in fact, that I recently attended Hispanicize, a conference that takes place in Miami each year and is all about how Latino influencers can build their …

10 Google Tools to Help You Market Your Business

Having an online presence is essential for firms of all sizes,The post 10 Google Tools to Help You Market Your Business appeared first on iamwire.

SEO

Bitcoin just soared to a new $1,600 high — but the first investor in Snapchat thinks it could hit $500,000 by 2030

But the cryptocurrency isn't anywhere close to its potential, according to Jeremy Liew, the first investor in Snapchat, and Peter Smith, the CEO and cofounder of Blockchain.<p>In a presentation sent to Business Insider, the duo laid out their case for bitcoin exploding to $500,000 by 2030.<p>Their …

Cryptocurrency

5 Entrepreneurs Used This Platform to Make Million-Dollar Businesses

Most people view this social network as a way to connect with and keep in touch with friends, not a platform to make millions. But if you knew how to do it, would you?<p>It's no secret that Facebook is a powerful platform for marketing a business. But so few companies are using the platform to it's …

Inside the exclusive New York gym where Hugh Jackman, Victoria's Secret models and Wall Streeters work out

That may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but it's not. It's The Dogpound, an exclusive Manhattan gym that caters to New York's crème de la crème.<p>The gym opened up in March of last year, and is a favorite with Wall Streeters and Victoria's Secret models.<p>Some of the original members include …

Workouts

Replacing the US electric grid could cost $5 trillion

The grid modernization debate and initiatives have been on the table for years, but now President Trump's proposal for a $1 trillion investment in American infrastructure is reviving questions about how much investment the energy infrastructure needs, and how much it would cost to replace, upgrade, …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk

When Jared walked into a meeting to discuss a new marketing approach for a product, the conversation didn’t play out well. Five minutes into the dialogue, the product manager, Françoise, started interrupting him with questions he was planning to address later in the pitch. As the conversation ran …

The Best Places to Shop for Design-Savvy Men Photos

The term <i>bachelor pad</i> tends to conjure visions of unkempt lairs replete with stacks of dirty dishes and mismatched furniture. But plenty of guys of all ages take pride in their homes, and for good reason: There are many stylish design companies geared toward men determined to outfit their pads in …

Ungapped

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How to Give Your Content Wings: We Analyzed 11,541 Viral Articles from 2016 to Uncover the Secret Formula

I’ve been blogging for more than 10 years. After launching and growing multiple successful blogs, there’s one thing that doesn’t change — the amount …

Infographics

15 Marketing Tools To Check Out in 2017

Brands are facing more competition than ever. They need help, and these tools provide it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brands working to communicate with consumers are facing more competition than ever: On a daily basis, people are bombarded with marketing messages, …

Marketing

4 Free Small Business Marketing Tools

Here's a list of four marketing tools that add real value -- but don't cost a thing!<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>There’s only one thing better than finding a cool new marketing tool, and that’s finding a <i>free,</i> cool new marketing tool. Here’s a list of four …

Small Business

PixTeller makes designers (almost) obsolete

PixTeller is a unique little service. Created by a Romanian web designer, Alexandru Roznovat, it is a sort of instant design studio with plenty of ready-made templates so you can create clever Instagram memes or fun book cover designs in a few seconds.<p>After creating an account you’re presented with …

The 12 Types Of Trips You Should Take In Your Lifetime

Better than your average beach vacation, and cheaper too.<p>To some travelers, “vacation” means lying on a tropical beach or staying in an urban hotel, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But the start of a new year is time to think outside the box and start planning trips that help you both unwind …

Travel

Influencer Marketing Platform

<b><br>Section II - Terms and Conditions of Service for Brands</b><p><b>PRIVACY POLICY</b><br>This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected and …

8 Influencer Marketing Mistakes CPGs Make

There is a tremendous amount of excitement about influencers today. Influencers can help CPGs solve so many challenges like saving de-listed items, …

How to Create a Video Sales Funnel With Social Media

Do you use social media to generate revenue? Want to add video to your marketing plan? Serving social media video at the proper time can help a …

185 Content Marketing Tools & Resources to Bookmark

In the early days, a lot of companies looked at content marketing as just another word for blogging. Today we know it’s much more. Content marketing …

How to Build a Successful eCommerce Brand From Scratch

Do you know that 40% of worldwide internet users have bought products/goods online?People are increasingly looking to shop online. And even form the …

Marketing

My online business earned $67,000 in 5 days, and it was much simpler than you'd think

I had no idea what it would take to make that kind of money so quickly. Honestly, I didn't think it was possible. It seemed like the type of thing that would happen to someone else, not me.<p>At the very least I thought it would require:<p>After all, that's what I saw other people doing.<p>But I'm happy to …

Online Life

Creating the Perfect Email Newsletter Using Flipboard

Who’d have guessed that email—the original “killer app”—would become a novel, unobtrusive way to market yourself and your work in the form of a newsletter? But it’s not that surprising. Email used to be personal. At some point, marketers and corporations began abusing the intimacy afforded by easy …