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Salesforce bought this startup for $390 million last year — and now it may finally grab the spotlight

Benioff, well known for making long, often exaggerated answers, gave an unusually succinct response: "I think you're going to have to come to Dreamforce because it's going to be one of the most exciting announcements that we have at the show."<p>It's been almost a year since RelateIQ's acquisition, …

The AppAdvice tech week in review: Getting ready for Apple's 'iPad Pro'

The biggest story of the week: Details emerge about the “iPad Pro”<p>Last fall was dominated by Apple Watch news and the arrival of the iPhone 6 and …

The Social Media Handbook: Five Tips For Entrepreneurs Looking To Leverage The Internet

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Social media: two words, which have become loaded with meaning, misunderstanding and momentum over the past ten years. As a new business, …

Social Media

There Are More Marijuana Legalization Initiatives than GOP Presidential Candidates

Not counting initiatives for industrial hemp or non-plant medical marijuana or low-THC cannabidiol oil, there are at least* 20 efforts going on in 8 states nationwide to legalize medical and recreational access to cannabis in 2016. As of this week, there are 16 Republican candidates running for …

The Internet Of Sound

Patrick Bergel Contributor<p>Patrick Bergel is a creative technologist and one of the founders of Chirp, a platform for sharing data with sound.<p>How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of …

Internet of Things

Chipotle has unseated Subway as America's healthy fast food of choice

Chipotle has unseated Subway as the healthy fast food of choice, with people across the internet heralding the positive effects of eating at the burrito chain.<p>One California man found fame by eating Chipotle for several months and retaining a bodybuilder physique. Followers of the trendy Whole30 …

Amazon's new rival Jet.com is the 'Costco of the Internet'

Jet.com has finally taken off, and price battles of epic proportion are just around the corner.<p>Fueled by gobs of venture capital cash and bloated …

10 Characteristics of Killer Twitter CTAs You Can Use Today

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Advertising Industry

Why IBM's content strategy hits the mark

<b>Content marketing can be a tricky area for brands whose products or services are not traditionally seen as ‘sexy.’ But IBM has turned that idea on</b> …

How Tech Companies Can Turn Employees Into Brand Storytellers

If I sat down with the CEO of every technology company within a 10 mile radius of our Austin office—which, in a town coined “Silicon Hills,” is quite …

Why Content Marketers Need to Think—and Write—Like Journalists

<i>The following guest post is by brandchannel reader Kevin Johnson:</i><p>It’s no surprise that more and more digital marketing agencies are hiring …

This Smartphone Is Made From Fairly Mined Minerals, And It’s Designed To Last Longer Than Your Contract

Finally, a mobile device you can feel good about–not because it’s shiny and new, but because it’s ethically made and built to last.<p>Bas van Abel wanted a phone that worked well enough, but avoided the conflict mineral issues and harsh working practices built into mainstream devices. So two years …

An IBM engineer quit to become an Instagram star — these 29 photos prove it was a good idea

But his biggest passion was always photography, and after he saw his Instagram followers grow past 100,000, he quit his IBM job.<p>Now Roos is one of the most popular Instagram photographers, with more than 433,000 followers. Some of the world's biggest brands, including Samsung and Sony, reach out to …

The Archive: Stunning Mirrored Art Studio Melts Into the Landscape

Bureau Lada was commissioned by a contemporary artist to create this stunning mirrored studio, which reflects the beauty of its natural surroundings. …

The 7 Most Innovative Startups in Los Angeles

These young companies are producing disruptive ideas and raising millions in funding.<p>For years, the City of Angels has been fighting the stereotype that it's not a place for "serious" new businesses. Critics blame everything from the constant sunshine to the glow of Hollywood for distracting what …

Startups

Design Inspiration & Ideas from Envato

Whether you want to give context to a scene, create a smooth transition between takes, or simply delight an audience …<p>Welcome to video on Envato …

The Complete Guide to Your Twitter Marketing Strategy

Engagement on Twitter is like a cocktail party discussion. We want an audience, and we try to provide valuable messages and content to get people …

Personal Branding: How To Design Your Personal Brand Image In 10 Steps [Cheat Sheet]

<i>Without knowing it, every day you are cultivating your own brand.</i> The cold, hard, definition of a brand is the perceptions, ideas, concepts, and …

Global brands could still improve their social media marketing [STUDY]

Some of the world’s biggest brands still have room for improvement when it comes to social media marketing, according to new research.<p>A study …

Social Media

FTC updates social media marketing guidelines

• Discounts of $50-$300 off on conferences, workshops, webinars and webcasts<br>• Exclusive and archived content on all four news sites - Ragan.com, …

Social Media

20 Symptoms Your Marketing Is Not Performing

Have you ever wondered why your marketing is not attracting the quantity of customers you need? "Where are the propspects?" you ask. As a marketer, this is a tremendous fear that many of us have when we realize our pipeline isn't full of quality prospects and doesn't appear to be attracting more. …

Three Signs Your Social Media Strategy Is Harming Your Customer Experience

At every customer touchpoint, organizations have the opportunity to maintain or improve upon their customers’ experiences. From marketing emails and …

The Science Behind Brand Success on Instagram

Science

Content Marketing Manager Job Description | Marketing Insider Group

I’ve been asked a few times for a <b>Content Marketing Manager Job Description</b>.<p>Apparently, this is a pretty hot category as LinkedIn reports more than …

10 Proven Ways to Make Content Go Viral [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some viral content goes viral because it fascinates us one way or another -- because it's weird, unsolvable, or controversial. Instances like these …

Where Should B2B Spend on Social Advertising

Paid programmatic marketing on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn are hot topics right now for both B2B and B2C companies trying to take advantage of the massive boom in social media advertising. But B2B and B2C can be vastly different creatures in the ways they use social channels for …

7 Facebook Mistakes to Avoid Like the Plague

When did Facebook become such a mystery?<p>I remember a time when a long list of Facebook followers meant a bigger email list, and a more profitable …