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9 Tools to Improve Your Instagram Marketing

Founder and CEO of Boom! Social<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Instagram can be an incredibly powerful platform for marketers. With nearly 28 percent of the U.S. population now using it, there is no better platform for marketers who want to promote visual content. While …

Infographics

8 Frozen Cocktail Recipes Around the World, Because You've Had A Hot Day

Drink your way around the globe.<p>All you really need to cope with the incessant heat of late summer is a good booze collection, ice and a blender. It's the blessed trinity of refreshment.<p>Here are our favorite selections from around the world -- from Peru's delicious pisco sour to France's sidecar …

30 Social Media Engagement Tactics That Will Boost Shares And Conversions

An engaged following = audience who know, like, and trust you. And that, at its core, is how successful content marketers help fuel sales. Engaging …

Marketing

12 Free Tools That Every Freelancer Should Be Using

Freelancers can't do enough to bring structure and efficiency into their routines.<p>Freelancers often work in isolation, communicating only through email or by phone. In addition to completing assignments on time, they're responsible for keeping up with income and expenses for tax purposes, invoicing …

Small Business

10 ways to just be yourself — and build your brand — on social media

A critical mass of brands, businesses, marketers, and corporate executives may have a presence on social media today, but that doesn't mean they have …

39 of the coolest startups founded by women

The folks over at Product Hunt have created and curated a collection of the best startups and products founded by inspiring women. VCs, entrepreneurs, and Product Hunt members have all weighed in on their favorites.<p>From uBeam's innovative wireless charging technology to Hopscotch's program for …

11 Exercises That Will Make Your Abs Cry

That stronger core you've always wanted? Just learn these moves and do them regularly.<p>No one doesn't want a stronger core. That's why BuzzFeed Life asked Rob Sulaver, C.S.C.S, personal trainer and founder of Bandana Training, to tell us his favorite exercises for building better abs. He came up …

Yoga

The Essential Guide to Using Mobile Messaging Apps in Your Marketing

Learn how WhatsApp, Kik, Snapchat, and other social mobile messaging services are changing the marketing landscape.

Marketing Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead Of Trends in 2015

<i>For a list of marketing conferences to check out in 2016, visit here.</i><p>The marketing world is changing faster than ever before, and the race to stay in front of digital trends is increasingly competitive. But you won’t get ahead by hiding behind a computer screen; you have to get out there, get …

Marketing

The 10 Worst Words to Use in Your LinkedIn Profile

Why? Because seemingly everyone else uses them. Check out LinkedIn's 2014 Most Overused Buzzwords list.<p>Words make a huge impact...unless they're overused.<p>Even the most descriptive and meaningful words lose all meaning when they're used too often. Clichés, hyperbole, and buzzwords may sound …

Marketing

Key Take-Aways From Salesforce's 2015 State Of Marketing Report

84% of marketers plan to increase or maintain their spending on marketing and technology in 2015. Mobile applications, marketing analytics and CRM tools are the three most critical technologies marketers are planning to invest in during 2015.<p>71% of marketers believe mobile marketing is core to …

Marketing

2015 Social Media Trends Web Designers Need to Know

The social media landscape is always changing. It changes so fast that staying head of the game is a real challenge.<p>With one quarter of the world’s …

39 Ways to Get More Social Media Followers

Social media marketing needs an audience to work. But how do you build your social media audience? Here are 39 ways to acquire followers and keep them!<p>Social media marketing works only if you actually have fans or followers. This article will walk you through 39 proven methods for increasing your …

Marketing

4 Social Media Trends Shaping Marketing in 2015

One of the beauties of social media is its ability to change at a rapid speed to fit consumer needs.<p>It's important to look back to see how social …

Our 25 Most Shared Online Marketing Posts of 2014

We have a rich history here at Online Marketing Blog of talking about topics that have a bit of staying power for relevancy.<p>From the integration of …

Beauty Tips Straight Beyoncé's Makeup Artist

He shared a few of Beyonce's makeup tips and secrets.<p>The aristocratically named Sir John pretty much won the makeup artist jackpot last summer when he got a call from Beyoncé's team asking him to work on the Mrs. Carter tour. He then ended up creating the makeup looks for eight of the videos in her …

23 of the best new photo and video apps launched in 2014

The year 2014 saw a literal explosion of photo and video apps for iOS, Android and even for the desktop — many with their own unique niche or angle. Some are easy to learn and use while others focused on complex maneuvers best accomplished with a quality camera and a learning curve.<p>Here some of the …

Authentic Sensuality: That's Hot!

#138523651 / gettyimages.com<p><b>How to Embrace a "Sofia/J.Lo" kind of Authentic Sensuality</b><p><i>"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."</i> ~ C.G. Jung<p>Lusty, provocative, titillating, intoxicating; words that evoke a certain kind of woman that we secretly would like to be thought of at some …

How to Pronounce Designer Names 101

Bazaar's A-Z cheat sheet to help you tackle Moschino, Hermes, Miu Miu and more. Plus, see round two.<p>Ever found yourself stuck for words when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? Us too. And, we figured, if we find it hard, then pity the poor woman who has a normal …

5 Questions & Answers Shedding Light on How Americans Use Mobile Apps

September 25, 2014<p>Mobile has fast emerged as the primary platform for media consumption. However, as advertisers try to figure out how to best use …

Ello Cofounder Doesn't Think Facebook Is a Social Network

Ello, the independent, invitation-only and ad-free social network that went viral almost overnight, is often compared to Facebook. Indeed, the …

Writer Creates “Color Thesaurus” To Help You Correctly Name Any Color Imaginable

Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer …

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Wine Enthusiast's 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America -- how'd we do?

The magazine Wine Enthusiast has just published their annual Restaurant Issue with its list of the 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America. How does L.A. fare on the list? Would anybody like to take a guess as to how many local restaurants made the cut, and which?<p>In all, out of 32 restaurants in the …

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How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan from Scratch

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that goes with climbing. We saw others doing it spectacularly …

Made in America festival looks to go beyond music

In the next few hours, tens of thousands of fans will descend on Grand Park for the first day of the Made in America festival.<p>The two-day event that could attract up to 50,000 fans during the<p>Labor Dayweekend isn’t just an experiment for downtown, which has never hosted an event of this scale. It's …

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