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2017 Predictions in Social Media and Content Marketing

Like last year’s predictions deck, we’ve pulled together a select group of 70 top marketing minds who rock the digital trenches every day, to find …

13 Killer SEO Copywriting Tips (With Examples and A/B Tests)

Are you bringing in a ton of high-converting organic traffic?<p>No?<p>Let me tell you the harsh truth:<p>Without SEO copywriting, you're going to fail in …

Here's What Healthy People Actually Eat All The Time

For when you're trying to eat healthy but you also have zero idea what to make and don't want to be sad.<p>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

Healthy Eating

The No. 1 Secret of Successful Entrepreneurs

Pathdoc/Adobe.com<p>The number one mistake that most new entrepreneurs in the service industry make is to offer a huge array of services from the start - the whole kit and caboodle. In an online space ruled by SEO (search engine optimization) and keywords, conveying what you do in very specific terms …

Top Paid Social Media Hacks of All Time

It’s never been more important to include paid social media as part of your digital marketing strategy. Between the completely ineffective reach of …

Evernote founder shares his secret to looking interested during meetings

Anytime you hear those words, pay attention to what the person says next.<p>Anytime you hear those words from someone who's co-founded three multimillion-dollar companies, drop everything and start taking notes.<p>In this case, those words came from Phil Libin, who co-founded and until very recently …

Hipster Barbie Shows Us How Plastic We All Really Are On Social Media

“Could I be any more authentic?!”<p>Socality Barbie is an Instagram account that primarily pokes fun at the social media app’s “community” culture, but it also offers a broader commentary on how our culture is evolving in how we portray ourselves online.<p>Authenticity on social media can be a tough …

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

While a lot of the entrepreneurs I’ve met and mentored in the past decade have been successful, I’ve probably met as many, if not more, unsuccessful …

20 Amazing Writing Tools That Will Rock Your Content Marketing

If you’re a blogger, writer or content marketer…<p>You need to adapt.<p>New technology and on-the-go expectations from your audience have led to a growing …

Writing

11 consumer trends that will change the way you do business in the next 5 years

Thanks to the proliferation of high-tech consumer services like Uber and Apple Pay, the business world is trending toward improving customer …

Customer Service

13 Quick Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Blog in Minutes

It happens to the best of bloggers.<p>You produce stellar content that’s helpful and easy to read.<p>You even publish a blog post a week – or more – to …

4 Key Trends in Social Business as of Right Now

“Social business” as a field is super broad, and it changes very quickly. Which means that figuring out where things are at a given time (as well as …

4 Recommendations (and 1 Calculation) to Improve Social Media Engagement

Marketers often have a spectrum of goals for their Facebook pages. From growing awareness to converting Fans into email subscribers, many marketers …

The Secret to Entrepreneurial Branding: Focus on Yourself | Inc.com

In 2015, consumers generally distrust big brands. Whether it's right or wrong, that's the way it is. The average consumer feels like they're exploited and uncared for--just a number. That's why personal branding has become one of the most successful and effective business strategies for modern …

Was it Something We Said? Marketing Gets Personal

<i>Hey there!</i><p>We think you’re fabulous!<p>We miss you!<p><i>Was it something we said?</i><p>How many times have you read an email and found yourself thinking, <i>“Do I know this person?”</i> until you realize that it’s not a person, it’s an ad. There’s been a noticeable shift in the way that many companies communicate with …

Why Your Content Strategy Needs Social Intelligence

Producing interesting and engaging content has become a cornerstone of inbound marketing strategy for companies big and small. Yet consistently …

LinkedIn redesigns Pulse to give your news a human touch

LinkedIn's news app, Pulse, is getting a major face lift.<p>The company launched a redesigned version of Pulse's iOS and Android app on Wednesday, …

Apps

Catfish who created a new life: The mystery of Leah Palmer

It spawned an MTV show in which producers tracked down the liars with false profiles, usually finding individuals desperate for love or looking to …

Social Media

How to Increase Your Content’s Shareability

How to Increase Your Content’s Shareability<p>Have you ever been stuck in a rut? When you’re just blogging away but see no increase in your traffic?<p>It’s …

What Kind Of Leadership Is Needed In Flat Hierarchies?

Workplace hierarchies have undergone some dramatic shifts over the last 100 years, but not titles? That’s going to take a bigger adjustment.<p>Our shift from bureaucratic to distributed leadership took nearly a century. According to Deborah Ancona, a professor of management and organizational studies …

Uber, but for putting gas in your car

We have reached peak startup<p>Scott Hempy was riding in the car with his wife a few months back when realized he was running low on gas. He joked that it would be great if there was a way to refuel while he was driving, the same way Air Force jets do during long flights. The two had a laugh about it …

This Is The Future Of College

It’s not the death of higher education, but college as we’ve known it will be forced to undergo some dramatic changes in the next decade.<p>The college experience has been roughly the same for the last 100 years: You pick a major, find a school, buy the books, attend the lectures, write the papers, …

13 Retail Companies Using Data to Revolutionize Online & Offline Shopping Experiences

The digital revolution has accelerated global change in multiple industries especially finance, healthcare, entertainment, sports and retail. For …

7 Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions About What The Next Decade Will Bring

From smartphone apps that can do seemingly everything to driverless cars and eerily humanlike robots, the past decade has seen dramatic advances in science and technology. What amazing advances are we likely to see in the <i>next</i> 10 years?<p>To find out, HuffPost Science reached out to seven top futurists …

The Horrible Reality Of Online Success Advice

<i>“God gave us two ends: One to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use. Heads you win, tails, you lose.” – Anonymous</i><p>Let me …

“Like taking the bar exam at Coachella”: 20 stars on why they quit Twitter

For a lot of celebrities, the social media site has proven too much to handle<p>Twitter can be a stressful, toxic, hate-filled place, especially for celebrities whose private lives are already under the magnifying glass to begin with. This week, "Avengers" helmer Joss Whedon announced he was leaving …

How to Create a Social Media Calendar [Infographic]

10 Content Marketing Mistakes That The Amateurs Make

Content marketing is time consuming.<p>Do you often wake up in the middle of the night saying to yourself that it’s not worth the time and effort. Many …

7 Things A Young Professional Should Never Do on Social Media

In the age of personal branding, the line between what is and what isn't acceptable to post on your handles often gets blurry. Building up your own brand and elevating your career is now easier than ever with tools like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, to name a few—if you use them right. …

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