Ana Kinkaid

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The 6 Essential Elements Of An Effective Marketing Strategy

Do you sometimes get the feeling that your marketing strategy is missing something? Maybe sales leads just aren’t closing, even though you have a great product. Or perhaps your top-of-funnel efforts simply aren’t generating enough leads in the first place.<p>You aren’t alone. Most businesses — a full …

Marketing

The Stories Behind Some of the Greatest Photos Ever Taken

We have all seen great photos over the course of our lives, be that images you have taken, or that you have just come across that inspired you. But …

Viral

11 Ways to Plan and Track Progress (Without Driving Yourself Crazy)

It all starts with annual planning and budgeting. Then, you'll need to track results and adjust.<p>Some startups resist implementing anything new. Founders, pressed for time, don't want bureaucracy or endless planning.<p>But planning is essential. Your investors and board of directors will demand that …

Project Management

The Rise of Micro-Influencers: How to Run a Micro-Influencer Campaign

The interest in influencer marketing has been growing steadily over the past few years and more people are seeking to understand more about it now …

Digital Marketing

The Best Dry Herbs and Spices for Bread Bakers

01 of 16<p>Allspice (Pimenta officinalis)<p>Allspice was discovered by Christopher Columbus and brought to Europe for use in the early 17th century. Ground …

Herbs

Stew Science: How to Choose the Best Cuts for Beef Stew

I pity the fool who brings fists to a knife fight, knives to a gunfight, and guns to nuclear Armageddon. Similarly, I'll never understand the person who brings lean beef to the stew pot. And that's where the question arises: What <i>is</i> the best cut of beef for stew?<p>Let's take a step back so I can tell …

Meat

Creamy Cold Coffee Cake (Torta Fredda al Caffè) - Italian Dessert

This cake is a creamy light coffee and chocolate flavored cake, which is served semi-cold. You can prepare it without putting too much effort – you …

Baking

Step-by-Step Photo Guide for Making Portuguese Bread Rolls

01 of 09<p>Papo Secos (Portuguese Bread Rolls)<p><i>Papo Secos</i> are hard and crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, as are most breads that were …

Baking

How to make the final twist of your story fitting rather than formulaic.

IN his influential book, <i>Save the Cat,</i> Blake Snyder<br>offers an approach to writing <b>your story</b> that comprises of a beat sheet of fifteen dramatic …

Writing

50 Inspiring Quotes About Writing from the World's Greatest Authors

Writing can be hard, but it doesn't have to be lonely. Learn from the masters of the craft.<p>It's never been a better time to be a writer--or aspire to become one.<p>Platforms like LinkedIn, Medium, and WordPress have placed millions of dollars of technology, and the power that once only belonged to …

Literature

Basic Roman-style pizza dough

Place the flour in a mixer with a dough hook attachment.<p>Dissolve the yeast in 100 ml (3½ fl oz) of the water and add to the flour along with 400 ml …

Pizza

Make Spicy and Thick Blueberry Chutney for Sandwiches and Appetizers

This fabulous recipe for Blueberry Chutney is perfect as a sandwich spread (especially with ham), and is also wonderful warmed and served over cream …

Recipes

Meet the 2017 SAVEUR Blog Awards Finalists: Our 6 Favorite Food Photographers

Your dinner never looked this pretty<p>The SAVEUR Blog Awards are here, and from a pool of tens of thousands of reader nominations we’ve selected 72 …

What is Fitness Bread (And Why Are We Obsessed With It)?

Fitness Bread is a pre-sliced, vacuum-sealed, super-dense block of bread built on whole grains including wheat germ, rye, and oat kernels. But don’t …

Checklist: What You Must Ask a Client Before Giving a Price

It's a huge risk to not ask the right questions before giving a prospective client a price. Not only does it make you look like an amateur, but you …

Four Simple Spice Rubs You Can Make in Five Minutes or Less

Under-seasoned meat is a crime. That poor, simple-headed chicken gave its life for you and ¼ teaspoon of salt-free lemon pepper per drumstick is your</i> …

Chicken Recipes

Fashion Photography as Social Commentary

When Vogue Italia published a spread by Steven Meisel that was inspired by the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, it provoked criticism. Bloggers and fashion critics called it tasteless and exploitative, given the devastation to the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem. This was neither the first, …

Fashion Photography

Plotting for Pantsters

<i>There are a lot of heated opinions about whether plotting or pantsing is the best way to write a story. As an avid plotter myself, I was curious to</i> …

7 Creative Content Marketing Strategies That Are Absolutely Crushing It

The Nobel Prize wasn’t isn’t won with a single flash of insight. Those who have achieved it had to experiment with new ideas over time.<p>The same is true for content marketing. You can have a handful of really great ideas, but it takes experimentation to set you and your company over the top. Over …

Digital Marketing

Your Favorite Influencers Aren't Writing Their Own Content—These Women Are

Ghostwriting for social media stars is the secret new Millennial It-career.<p>For a 22-year-old aspiring writer, it seemed like the perfect gig.<p>Faith Xue had just graduated from USC when she was offered a job as Assistant Editor at Los Angeles-based media company EQAL in 2012. "The job description was …

Publishing

As the Surface line courts creatives, Apple pushes back with the iMac and iPad Pro

Apple doesn’t really talk about the Surface, but was pretty clear from yesterday’s WWDC keynote that Microsoft’s line is beginning to have a direct impact on the company. Between the iMac Pro and a rethink of iOS dedicated, in part, to bringing more functionality to the iPad Pro line, the message …

IPad Pro

Scott Turow Picks ‘The Power and the Glory’ as a Book He Can’t Live Without

When the author of ‘Presumed Innocent’ came of age, the literary world was divided between high art and low. Reading Graham Greene forever changed that equation for Turow.<p><i>The Power and the Glory</i> by Graham Greene was the novel that taught me about the kind of writer I longed to be. Needless to say, …

Literature

Pence’s Battleground Stops, PAC Raise Eyebrows Amid Trump Scandals

VP’s office calls talk ‘ludicrous’ — but others see ‘too many coincidences’<p>Vice President Mike Pence has quietly spent his weekends visiting key …

Elections

7 Tips on Writing Great Mystery and Suspense Novels

When plotting my new mystery and suspense novel <i>Ghost Mave</i>n, I was inspired by the works of Alfred Hitchcock, whom I have written three books about. …

Writing

Photocopying the American Dream

Curator, zine publisher and photographer Matt Martin shares a body of work that pays homage to his deep connection to the vast Los Angeles landscape<p>London-based photographer, curator, and zine publisher Matt Martin has been tripping across the pond for close to a decade in order to satisfy his love …

Street Photography

How to Make Kennedy Oysters

Looking for a summer recipe that represents class made manifest? Look no further.<p><b>President 35- John F Kennedy</b><p>January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963<p>Money does not buy class nor does it by style; just look at Kanye. The national obsession with tacky over-the-top celebrities, who are unapologetically …

Seafood

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

Shutterstock<p>Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise of leadership is not …

Mindfulness

Tofu 101

Find out everything you need to know about tofu to love it and cook it at home.<p>How It's Made<p>Many people think of tofu as a meat or dairy substitute, …

Bacon-Watercress Salad

Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.<p>Meanwhile, …

11 Genius Ways To Cook Pasta You've Never Heard Of

Warning: untraditional pasta preparations ahead. Sorry not sorry, Italy.

Italian Food