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How mobile studios can use game influencers to overcome overcrowded app stores

GamesBeat recently held two “road show” events on mobile gaming influencers in New York and Seattle. At each event, we discussed the rise of influencers and their impact on marketing in the $34 billion mobile gaming market.<p>The cost of user acquisition and the difficulty of game discovery in a sea …

6 things I learned working with social media influencers

If you’re thinking about using social influencers to grow your audience, then read on.<p>As the Director of Marketing for London-based social media startup 6Tribes, I’ve been tasked with quickly growing our user base and have had great success over the last few months using YouTube influencers as a …

The mobile games that are more about evolving beauty than action

I have a mountain in my pocket. Several times a day I’ll take out my phone to check up on it. It floats in space, gently rotating on the screen. Its …

Mobile Gaming

Understanding And Overcoming Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, even though the disorders are highly treatable.<p>Six years ago, I was diagnosed …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

"Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning and spread it over the fields." -- Mary Oliver<p>When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in with yourself is a waste of a precious …

8 Ways To Disconnect From Technology And Get More Done!

Our tech-tethered lives are making millions unwell. While that may be good news for Big Pharma, we in the sustainable wellness community have a better idea: try a digital detox -- learn to cut the cord and take your life back from tech.<p>I believe multi-tasking is over-rated! Recently, I saw a study …

Detox

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Stop This One Bad Habit and You'll Increase Productivity 40 Percent

You know that multitasking is a bad idea. You may even know that frequent multitasking shrinks your brain and lowers your IQ. But did you know that, far from saving you time, multitasking cuts your productivity by a whopping 40 percent?<p>That frightening number comes from Devora Zack, CEO of Only …

Productivity

How good is your logo?

<i>Do you have a strong logo or a weak one?</i><p>While a dancer may ask herself, “I wonder what Michael Jackson would think of my dance moves?” or a boxer may ask himself, “I wonder what Muhammad Ali would think of my right hook?”, a designer would ask, “What would Paul Rand think of my logo?”<p>Do you want to …

Farmville's creator on how to make addictive games

Not every Facebook user has played <i>Farmville</i>, but every Facebook user definitely knows about it. To non-players, the fervour with which their Facebook …

Why Making A Game Takes the Fun Out of It (and how to fix this)

I see it all the time, people coming into forums and online communities for games and game developers asking how to make a game or how to get their …

Nintendo used to design Super Mario levels on graph paper

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15 Social Skills That Will Make You Successful In Every Aspect Of Life

In a world where technology is increasing our capacity to connect with people worldwide, it is also diminishing our ability to effectively connect …

How I Grew My Company From $100 to $400 Million

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Before launching my current startup, I started a company called Trace3 with $100 and grew it to over $400 million in revenue. Certainly, Trace3 has been successful as a technology consultancy and reseller, but I didn’t start the company …

Exquisite Illustrations by Chris Stevens

Yet another week has ended, and to kickstart the weekend the right way, nothing better than an awesome set of illustrations, like these by American …

Awesome Pulp Art Illustrations by Brett Parson

Brett Parson, an American artist, comes up with some super awesome pulp art illustrations. These are amazing, very creative. I just love the "dirty" …

Secrets for Drawing the Human Body: Get the Free Guide from Craftsy (Sponsored) - The Fox Is Black

Learn how to draw the human body with lifelike realism. Improve your drawing skills and create incredible works of art when you unlock the secrets to …

Developing a Personal Brand Is Overrated

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his revised edition of <i>Growth Hacker Marketing,</i> Ryan Holiday explored how traditional big-budget marketing is being replaced by more effective small teams (and sometimes individuals) who are using trackable and scalable tools to grow …

How to Measure the ROI of Your Social Media Campaigns

If you're wondering about the monetary value of your company's Twitter and Instagram efforts, you might be missing the point of them.<p>"What is the ROI of your mother?" It's a question that marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuk is famous for asking, in defense of social media marketing efforts. To be fair, …

Social Media

6 Ways Brands Can Amplify their Marketing with Flipboard Magazines - Jeffbullas's Blog

Flipboard is a social media content aggregation service that lets users grab content from anywhere and compile it into visually stunning digital …

16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Be Using Right Now

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Smart businesses know that social media is a power to be reckoned with, as they create a direct line of communication between your company and consumers and give anyone with an Internet connection instant access to the latest buzz around your products or …

The 6 Scary Truths About Becoming an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a haunting, scary, messy truth about being an entrepreneur. Those who dream about entrepreneurship think about the freedom of being able to chase big dreams, the thrill of building empires and the joy of making a mark on the world …

Entrepreneurship

From Speed Paint to Detail: Paint a Bat-Cat in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingSometimes you want to paint something, but your idea is too elusive to plan the picture properly. You just start painting and …