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Why You Should Blog to Get Your Next Job

Think of the word “blog” and what comes to mind? Mommy bloggers? People posting funny cat videos? Well, no more. Today’s savvy job seekers are …

12 Reasons Why Hitting Publish is Only the Beginning of Content Marketing

Most of us think our job is done after we hit the “Publish” button on WordPress. We take a deep breath, sit back in our chair, and congratulate …

5 Things Every Copywriter Needs to Know About Their Prospects - Copyblogger

What do you <i>really</i> know about your prospect?<p>Their age range perhaps? Where they live? What they do for a living?<p>Useful definitely, but not enough to …

8 Search & Social Media Optimization Tactics Worth Doing Well

Fast changing trends and serious competition has digital marketers chasing the latest and greatest tactics like hamsters on exercise wheels.<p>Good …

The Playbook

The recent hack of @AP and subsequent Wall Street panic slash Dow plunge has once again showed how an alarming event in social media can have a …

Journalism Schools Become Incubators for Media Startups, Entrepreneurs - MediaShift

When Adda Birnir joined the first class of the new entrepreneurial journalism program at the City University of New York in 2012, she thought she had …

8 Things Really Successful People Do | Inc.com

Most people claim to want success. But not everyone is willing to do the hard work and the smart work to get there. Often opportunities present themselves and because people are distracted, they miss them or give up on them before things fully develop.<p>Truly successful people don't leave much to …

Self-improvement

5 Sure-Fire Routes to Freelancing Success

In today’s shaky economy, freelancing is on the rise. In the U.S. alone, one in three workers are now doing freelance work. That's 42 million …

15 Digital Media Resources You Might Have Missed

Another month has flown by, and we're really hoping all those April showers will (finally) bring us May flowers. With graduation and Mother's Day …

Seth's Blog

Setting type used to have just one function: is it readable? Then, to save money, a new question: Can we get a lot of words on a page?<p>The third …

The Top 10 Most Infuriating Things about WordPress and How to Fix Them

Using WordPress is an experience that is very much like using another CMS, but it is also an experience that is completely unlike using any other CMS.<p>…

25 Of The Most Engaged Brands On Twitter

What does it take for a brand to engage with its audience on Twitter?<p>Social media startup Nestivity released a list of the top 25 most engaged brands …

Is Podcasting the Hot New Media Trend? - Case Study

Fads are exciting and the world of fashion feeds off the energy and opportunity that it brings.<p>Fashion items that were droll and ugly can go from …

What's the Best Way to Backup Your WordPress Website? - Copyblogger

Nearly 14 years ago today, some of the greatest advice in the history of online publishing was dispensed.<p>Twas May of 1999 when the chart-topping …

How to Align Founder and VC Incentives: Why Fund Size Matters

How to Align Founder and VC Incentives: Why Fund Size Matters<p>When deciding if to raise a venture round, it’s <b>critical</b> to ensure your venture investor …

Strip Away the Buzz--Content Marketing Is Nothing New | Inc.com

If you want to dazzle people in the world of digital marketing, all you have to do is invent a new buzzword for something that has probably been done before. Take "content marketing," for example. So much has been written by now about content marketing, that it feels almost as buzzy as "big data." …

Marketing

10 Eye-Opening Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

As anyone who reads this column knows, I'm a huge proponent of positive thinking. However, positive thinking is delusional unless it's based upon a clear understanding of how the business world really works.<p>Put another way: We can't make the world a better place unless we can first see things as …

TV Series

What exactly is inbound marketing? Part one: the big idea

<b>Inbound marketing: is it just another buzzword?</b><p>In this two-part article, I'll explain what it really means and why its lead generation potential is …

Social Media Marketing Platform SocialFlow Raises $10 Million Series B

SocialFlow, the makers of social marketing optimization technology that helps brands determine when to post their messages to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, as well as which messages they should promote, has today closed on $10 million in Series B funding. The round was led by …

7 Tips and Tools to Stop Content Thieves in their Tracks

Are you sick of people copying your content without your permission or attribution?<p>I am sure you are…<p>Plagiarism has been an issue on the web for …

How to Validate Your Start-up Idea | Inc.com

At my marketing agency, Ciplex, I deal with a lot of clients who hire us to build a website for their business idea--based solely on their gut feeling that idea will be successful. They skip the step of figuring out first if they're solving a real problem in the world.<p>Big mistake.<p>Before investing …

Entrepreneurship