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19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides | B2B Marketing Blog

While social media marketing has become commonplace, questions about how to optimize the use of social channels and networks, and how to stand out …

Social Media

Music benefits a child’s mind in numerous ways: study

Theories abound about the cognitive advantages of playing the piano or violin early in life, and recent research says it could also help children to …

7 biggest marketing and media trends of 2014

In 2014, advertising was in the eye of the beholder.<p>For instance, some thought that with 400 million-plus views, Shakira's "La La La" was the biggest …

This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain

There’s little doubt that learning to play a musical instrument is great for developing brains.<p>Science has shown that when children learn to play …

How to Manage Triggers to Use Drugs and Alcohol

1<p><b>Take a deep breath and close your eyes.</b> Inhale slowly to a count of three, then pause. Hold for three seconds. Exhale slowly through your mouth to a …

How to Lead

Exceptional leaders ask questions to gain insights, set direction, put the right people in the right positions, and ensure resources are allocated to …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Alibaba’s mapping service AutoNavi talks monetization plans

AutoNavi, the Chinese mapping company Alibaba Group has fully acquired, made its monetization plans quite clear at the 2014 World Geospatial Developers Conference (WGDC): (1) transaction-based commissions from third parties who use its data and solutions; (2) enabling services on its platform to …

This Microscope Is Made Largely From Paper

If ever a technology were ripe for disruption, it is the microscope. Benchtop microscopes have remained essentially unchanged since the 19th century--their shape a cartoonist's cliché of science akin to alchemical glassware and Bunsen burners.<p>That lack of change has costs. Microscopes are expensive …

Microscopy

Lifestyle Subscriptions: The New Trend In The Cloud

<i>Co-written with Brent Leary</i><p>Did the headphones with Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music distract you? While there are obvious benefits in helping Apple expand its “coolness” factor or by acquiring the superior headphone technology and brand, the $3B deal was to address a …

14 Tools To Help You Add Images For Your Social Media Posts

You really have no excuse to post a big block of text–and face it no one is going to click on it. Here’s how to make your social media posts more interesting with image and infographics.<p>It wasn’t long ago that Twitter added inline image previews to its official apps, including the web view.<p>Now, …

Our Greatest Economic Forecasts of the Last 90 Years

Where is the economy and your business heading...up, down or sideways? Trying to figure this out has been the primary mission of <i>The Kiplinger Letter</i> …

Nine Warning Signs An Employee Needs To Be Let Go

“I’m sorry, we need to let you go.”<p>Oomph! Those words feel like a punch to the gut of the employee on the receiving end, and for the leader …

How to Use the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine

Have you wondered what a website looked like in the past? Wish you could see Microsoft.com when Windows XP was released? Well, you can! The Wayback …

What Your Facebook Updates Say About Your Age

For a long time, psychologists have studied how the words people use correlate with characteristics like gender, personality type, and age. They …

How to Encourage Independence and Confidence in Children

Staff Reviewed<p>Maybe you’re trying to help your toddler learn to tie their shoes. Or you could be wanting to help your high-schooler learn some adult …

Kids

Martini Media Raises $14M To Target Ads At Rich People

Twenty-five percent of the population controls 75 percent of the spending, and advertisers will pay big bucks to advertise to find them. That’s Martini Media‘s job. This focus and the $22 million to $27 million it expects to earn in 2013 has helped it raise a $14 million Series D. Now it’s ready to …

The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

Here's The Top Advice From The Most Elite Facebook Marketing Specialists

Among Facebook marketing specialists there's a super-exclusive group chosen by Facebook. These companies are known as Strategic Preferred Marketing Developers (SPMDs), of which there are only 14 in existence.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, we'll speak to four SPMDs and reveal some of their …

Facebook Ads

Pick of the week: China’s dark and dirty “Drug War”

<b>Louis Koo in "Drug War"</b><p>Pick of the week: Hong Kong action legend Johnnie To visits the mainland for a violent, atmospheric crime thriller<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>July 26, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>I don’t know for sure whether the phrase “Drug War” carries the same dark ambivalence in Chinese as it does in English, …

Numark Mixtrack Pro II Tutorial

Quick Tip: How to Ensure Your Masters Are Not Overlimited

More and more relative beginners are taking on their own mastering. This is great but if you plan to get the job done yourself there's a few key …

Music Production

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