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10 of the latest surprising and revealing studies on social media

I love to see new stats and research about how to best share to social media.<p>If it’s research-backed or numbers-driven, sign me up. These actionable tips are what drive a lot of our experiments at Buffer as we’re keen to see if the best advice from these studies meshes with our experience, …

28 tips for becoming a digital marketing pop star

The success of any real estate agent depends entirely on his marketing skills and the consistency with which he applies them. A successful real …

7 Reasons Your Ads Aren't Working

<i>June 30, 2015</i><p>Although Paid Search advertising is something that can be learned over time, there are always areas of performance that need further …

Millennials Outnumber Boomers: The Meaning For Marketers

5 Key Millennial Marketing Tips Based On Research<p>Millennials now outnumber boomers.<p>Dear marketers, while numbers vary based on how different …

10 Reasons Why You Should Stage Your Next Listing

<i>By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource</i><p>Sometimes it can be a challenge convincing the home seller to use a certified staging professional so I …

5 Ways to Invite Your Followers Into Your Content Marketing

Content marketing is one of the biggest challenges and opportunities for both business and consumer brands today. As brands look to expand their …

Changing the conversation: How Apple could modernize iMessage to be more powerful and easy to use

At this year’s WWDC, Apple devoted a lot of onstage attention to a revamp of the Notes app in both iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. One of my favorite additions is inline web link previews. Just paste a URL, and Notes will turn the link into a preview bubble with a thumbnail for the page, as well as a …

Apps

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome

Where others see impenetrable barriers, successful people see challenges to embrace and obstacles to tackle.<p>It's truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.<p>Their confidence in the face …

TexMoji lets you express your inner Texan, love of Tex-Mex

We already know things are bigger in Texas. Now, that includes the emoji.<p>TexMoji is a $2 keyboard app with Texas-themed emoji, meaning you can rep …

How hackers get into someone's email using a mobile number

We’ve all heard of phishing attacks, but a new type of social engineering hack that uses your mobile phone to trick you is a little scarier.<p>I came across a Symantec video that explains a new way that attackers are trying to get into your email account. The idea is simple: if you want to reset …

A Facebook trick to prevent embarrassment

How long have you been using Facebook? A year? Five years? Ten years? Even if it's been only a few months, you might have some embarrassing information lurking in your history that you don't even remember posting. Do you want your new squeeze, a co-worker, a family member or a potential employer …

How to make money on Instagram

Although these are not directly clickable links within Instagram, using these techniques can help guide interested consumers to find your products or services. You’re trying to create an experience that gives your audience an easy path to make a purchase. Use caution if including a call to action …

It's all in your genes: how DNA explains your sense of humour, sleep patterns, and phobias

A new study shows that people with a certain gene have a better sense of humour. But that's not the only thing genetics can explain<p>If people don't laugh at your jokes, you can blame their genetics. That's <b>according to a study</b> which suggested that people with a certain genetic variation smile or …

What $5 per day will buy you on Facebook ads

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you want get your posts seen on Facebook, one of the most common bits of wisdom you’ll hear is this:<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p><b>Pay for reach with</b> …

What’s the best coaching advice you will ever get?

This is a great question, and the answer is going to come from an unexpected source. But, I think you’ll agree this is the best coaching advice you …

7 Knockout Takeaways from Social Media Marketing World #smmw15

Shares 1.6K<p><b>Every year thousands of marketers converge on San Diego for the world class Social media Marketing World.</b><p><b>I am truly honored to speak at</b> …

The A-Z Guide of Influencer Marketing

<i>Tamar Weinberg is the VP of Customer Success at influencer marketing platform, The Shelf, which lets you find the most targeted and relevant influencers for any outreach campaigns through its proprietary patent-pending brand and ecommerce indicators.</i><p>Influencer marketing is a great way to position …

How to Manage Equity in Your Startup

As a young entrepreneur, there are many things to consider when launching a startup.<p>While the majority of your focus should be spent strengthening and growing your business, you also need to focus on equity. This is especially true as your startup matures and you begin bringing on investors.<p><b>Think</b> …

Startups

3 Ways To Raise $$$ If You Don’t Know Mark Cuban

From financial expert and author of RICH BITCH, Nicole Lapin.<p>So here's the scenario: You've got a great idea--like, a really good idea. You're passionate about it and ready to jump into the world of entrepreneurship like a boss, except one little thing seems to be standing in the way...<p>Money.<p>You …

Startups

Mobile Technologies Becoming A Growth Engine For Small And Medium Businesses

The top 25% of small & medium enterprises (SMEs) are seeing two times the revenue growth and up to eight times the number of jobs created based on their adoption of mobile technologies.<p>SMEs that lead their industries in mobile adoption are also seeing up to 50% of all web searches for their …

Your Creative Calendar: 53 Things To Do, See, And Hear This January

You may think you know what’s going on in culture, but did you know about knitting jamborees, Tony Danza on Broadway, and penguin awareness?<p>There’s no way around it: January is a very depressing time of year. It’s cold out, the sun’s brightness is but a distant memory, and you’re back to work after …

SnapCam is iON's new $150 wearable lifelogging camera

What's the opposite of a selfie? Not sure? Well, we'd argue any photo from the SnapCam by iON (of Air Pro action camera fame) would fit that description. SnapCam is the latest entrant into the wearable lifelogging market (you may know Autographer, or Narrative already). The 1.5-inch square device …

Five best ways to get your brand noticed in 2015

It is important to properly allocate resources for a cross-channel strategy that aligns with your overall business objectives. Every solid PR plan starts with a cohesive strategy. To ring in the new year, here are the top five key ideas to consider when creating a proactive digital communications …

Search Driven Analytics for Survey Data

<b>45%</b><br>of millennials listen to music while getting ready for work.<p><b>35%</b><br>of women<br>use their smartphone<br>as an alarm.<p>We help the world’s best companies put …

Here’s How Chat Apps Are Becoming As Important As Social Media For Brands

A number of top pundits are predicting that messaging apps will become ‘the new social media’ in 2015, and here’s some evidence to support that theory from Line, the chat app from Japan with over 500 million registered users and 170 million monthly actives.<p>Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney released …

Social Media

Snapchat Is A Lot Bigger Than People Realize And It Could Be Nearing 200 Million Active Users

It's been reported that Snapchat has more than 100 million users. But that number may actually be closer to 200 million (or beyond), if you read between the lines of what's been written and stated by the company's executives.<p>The company compares its size and scale internally to Facebook and …

Advertising

How to Build a Million Dollar Investor Presentation

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over</i> on the ooomf blog.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to …

Here Lets You Inform People You’ve Arrived With A Selfie

In some ways, 2014 could be considered the year of the single purpose app, where a single feature often <i>is</i> the app. The likes of Yo have taken this idea to its extreme. But, either way, there’s certainly merit to keeping things simple.<p>Enter Here (not to be confused with Nokia’s mapping platform of …