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These Mistakes Can Make Your Content Marketing an Epic Failure (but You Can Avoid Them)

Many marketers today seem quick to jump on the latest strategy, approach, or technology, attracted by the promise new and amazing results. It's done …

15 Quick Tips to Convert Visitors Into Email Subscribers

Would you like to know how I persuade site visitors to opt-in to my email list? I use some simple strategies that don’t annoy my readers – and I’m …

Marketing

5 Ways to Maximize a Branding Tool You Are Already Using Every Day

Entrepreneur; Founder, FINIEN<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Rarely given much thought in brand creation or marketing efforts, your email signature can sometimes be seen by hundreds of eyeballs on a daily basis. Once you start thinking of this rather minuscule part of …

Marketing

Thought Ruts: Change your Habit of Perspective

Attack Of The Clones

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Imagine the setting if you will: a corporate board room in the prestigious offices of the National Oil Reserves Investment Authority (NORIA), overlooking the azure waters of the Gulf. In this very room replays …

The Product Manager vs. the Product Marketing Manager

Building great products is exhilarating. It takes a group of committed, focused, and passionate team members who play their positions to the best of their abilities. When a group with a common set of goals and complementary skills comes together-amazing things can happen.<p>However, without clearly …

World's best benches: in pictures

Kevin Brady

Marketing Day: Bitly Adds New Analytics, Video Marketing Tips & An Interview With Cole Haan's CMO

Here's our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: …

Marketing

» New York Times reporter Matt Apuzzo’s tips for investigating powerful institutions JIMROMENESKO.COM

New York Times reporter Matt Apuzzo’s tips for investigating powerful institutions<p><i>Several tipsheets were released at last week’s Investigative</i> …

Journalism

5 Tips to Avoid a SaaS Contract Nightmare

Your business may use 20 or more software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors to manage a variety of company functions. You may use Github for source control, Google App Engine for hosting and serving applications, Zenefits to manage employee benefits, Gainsight for client success management and more.<p>The …

Watch A Tiny Robot Pull Something Nearly 2,000 Times Its Size [Video]

Do you even lift?<p>Could you pull a blue whale across a beach? How about scale a skyscraper carrying an elephant on your back? Of course you can't. But it would be really awesome if you could, right?<p>Tiny robots built by members of the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab at Stanford University …

Smartphone app from ACLU of California aims to preserve videos of police

When George Holliday recorded grainy footage of<p>Los Angeles policeofficers beatingRodney Kingoutside his apartment in 1991, he sold the video to KTLA for $500 and watched it become a worldwide sensation. This year, a man used his cellphone to record a fatal LAPD shooting on skid row and uploaded the …

Justice

A Guide to User Testing

In a nutshell, a tree test tasks participants with finding different information on a clickable sitemap (or “tree”). Using a usability testing tool like Treejack, you then record task success (clicking to the correct destination) and task directness (certainty of users that they found what was …

UX Design

10 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away

A little bit of belly fat is actually good for you: it protects your stomach, intestines, and other delicate organs. But too much fat is anything but …

25 Unexpected Ways to Decorate With Plants

One of the easiest ways to turn your house into a home is to add plants. Greenery brings beauty, character, texture and good energy into every space. Even if you don’t have the greenest of thumbs, taking care of real flowers and plants brings a certain amount of meditation into your everyday …

Plants

Networking for Introverts

The night before a conference where I was scheduled to speak, I found myself in a crowded bar just south of Greenwich Village. The organizers had arranged a VIP reception, and — having just moved to New York — I figured I should attend. Indeed, I had good conversations with four interesting people …

15 Ways to Overcome Procrastination and Get Stuff Done (Infographic)

If you never start, you’ll never have a chance to fail. But you’ll never have a chance to succeed, either.<p>So stop pretending you haven’t failed by not trying. Stop procrastinating and go for it. Your dilly-dallying around, your excuses, your poking, playing, puttering and loafing about aren’t …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

10 research tips for finding answers online

Before Danielle Thomson was our TED Prize researcher, she wrote trivia for <i>Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?</i> and spent years finding difficult-to-source …

6 Game-Changing Resources for Optimizing Your Entire Social Strategy

Social media is a fresh avenue for advertising and marketing professionals. Unlike traditional advertising and more established forms of online …

Marketing

Sid Meier interview: 'Learning is part of any good video game'

The Civilization creator talks about galactic exploration, childhood inspirations, why he’s happy to avoid freemium – and dinosaurs<p>“Oh, it was a sad and dark time! We had to make our own fun,” says Sid Meier before his mock-sorrow dissolves into laughter. We’ve just asked him about the games he …

29 Common Google Analytics Data Errors And How To Fix Them

With the Ecommerce Foundation quoting B2C eCommerce figures of $2.2bn worldwide for 2015, it seems that if a business is not focusing efforts online …

Analytics

Mob deep: Russian mafia gravestones – in pictures

In Denis Tarasov’s series of grandiose tributes, the graves of Russian gangsters and their families in Yekaterinburg are eerily decorated with cars, jewels and fine wines to flaunt their wealth

Konrad Wimmel is in Town - in pictures

Konrad Wimmel Is in Town is a book created by photographer Jan von Holleben, who took more than 5,000 photos to construct the final images. Readers must locate Konrad and his friends in the pictures, which show them chasing a thief who has stolen Konrad’s grandmother’s handbag

Jolene Carlier’s Popcorn Monsoon Rains Imagination

Popcorn has apparently been a snack food staple for thousands of years. But while the ancient Peruvians didn’t quite enjoy the salt and …

Warby Parker Beats Out Apple and Instagram on Fast Company's List of Most Innovative Companies

New York-based media and news publication Fast Company names eyewear label Warby Parker the most<p>New York-based media and news publication <i>Fast Company</i> names eyewear label Warby Parker the most innovative company, beating out huge tech firms such as Apple, Instagram and Tesla. Credited by <i>Fast Company</i> …

Warby Parker

A book of smart ideas about design

I found 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School (part of the popular series) in an airport bookshop. Thumbing through it, I learned three or four …

Radio documentary about William Burroughs, narrated by Iggy Pop

On This American Life, a replay of a BBC radio documentary about William S. Burroughs narrated by Iggy Pop that convinced Ira Glass why Uncle Bill …

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

When I was 8 years old I was the only girl in a backgammon tournament of almost all older men. The gray-haired gentleman I was playing in the first …