Chris Chu

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Calling Higher-Ed Planners: Enhance & Grow Your Events

One of the most unique industries that plans events today is higher education. You may be wondering, but why? Well, most university and college event …

Higher Education

How Gwyneth Paltrow's Company Goop Used Content to Triple Its Revenue

Brands like Rihanna and Netflix follow these same marketing principles too.<p>Most companies get that producing valuable, relevant, and timely content is a smart growth strategy. Gary Vaynerchuk and a Harvard professor even went as far to say that every company should behave as a media company, by …

Marketing

62% of Small Businesses Fail with Facebook Ads. Here’s How to Fix That

Everyone is using Facebook these days. There are over 2.2 billion active daily users.China, the largest country in the world, only contains 1.4 …

Marketing

7 Creative Ways to Boost Your Social Media Strategy

Develop a multichannel social media strategy that clearly articulates your brand voice, uses a mix of paid and organic means, and brings delight to followers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite recent criticism among business and political commentators, social media …

Marketing

How to Discover and Create Content That Your Audience Craves (and Grow Your Following)

There are times when we all run out of content ideas.<p>I’ve been in this situation many times myself — feeling unsure about what content to create and …

Infographics

8 emerging tactics to enhance your marketing strategy

As the world changes, your customer outreach should, too.People today are more mobile, more informed and more inundated than ever before. We are …

Marketing

Infographic: Tips for more purposeful, effective blogging

Business blogs are often perfunctory, boring, self-serving, utterly useless, jargon-choked word dumps.<p>With that said, you <i>should</i> be blogging—just more …

Renewables Integration Is Easier Than Ever Through Smart Grids

New forms of renewable energy like smart grids, energy storage, and flexible wind turbines are making renewables cheaper and more accessible. …

15 Link Building Tactics to Supercharge Your SEO Efforts

Link building is still a vital component of modern SEO.<p>I think it’s fair to say that many SEO practitioners would agree that it’s one of the most …

Marketing

15 Ways to Optimize Your Instagram Profile

Instagram is ideal for brands but making your profile the best it can be requires patience and lots of tweaking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2017, Instagram added an additional 100 million users to their platform and there are no signs of slowed growth in 2018. …

Marketing

7 ideas for social media posts

For your audience to be engaged, they need to know, like and trust you.Keeping your following involved is a great way to build a community of fans …

Marketing

How Generation Z Is Finally Making LinkedIn Younger

There is a youth movement on LinkedIn.<p>LinkedIn rolled out the red carpet for Millennials years ago, only to have them largely stay away from the business- and career-focused social media platform in favor of other sites that have the "fun factor."<p>It's no secret that LinkedIn's core active user base …

San Francisco

Episode 136: Use These 3 Facebook Messenger Blueprints to Acquire More Customers, Leads, & Subscribers

Are you using Facebook Messenger as an acquisition channel, but aren’t sure if you’re using it strategically or as strategically as you could?Then …

Customers

15 Tips, Hacks and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Google Photos

Stop worrying about storage limits and scrolling endlessly to find old memories.<p>Many of us have thousands of photos and videos on our phones, and although it’s so easy to take them, it’s less clear how to keep them organized and transfer them to other devices.<p>In the age of cloud computing and …

Apps

4 Awesome Features That Can Improve Your Facebook Ads

The Facebook Advertising platform is a beast and full of many useful features, which when utilized can be a powerful way to advertise your …

4 Reasons Your Feature-Heavy Sales Email Is Still Unread (And How to Fix It)

Instead of telling prospective customers what you do, use these four tips to show them how you can help<p>We all get them: those pushy sales emails pitching a shiny new product or service with phrases like <i>"utilizes machine learning to source more leads"</i> or <i>"optimizes your marketing emails"</i>.<p>Most of us …

Marketing

Content Creators: 12 Tips to Help You Win Over Impatient Readers

Only 17 years ago, in 2000, the average attention span was recorded at 12 seconds. Now, it sits at less than that of a goldfish—at around eight …

20 Free Graphic Design eBooks to Learn Design From

Want to learn more about graphic design? This article includes an amazing collection of 20 <i>free graphic design eBooks</i> you can learn from. Learn new …

Graphic Design

How to Increase Open Rates with These 7 Email Subject Lines

How long does it take you to write marketing emails?<p>If you’re anything like me, you put lots of thought, effort, and time into each and every word in …

Online Business: How to Make Every Blog Post Count

With everything you write and post, there should be a nagging thought of how you could do it backwards.<p>And while you write forwards, you should …

Want to Run a Successful Business? Hire More Women

If only for the sake of profits, women should not be excluded from the process of imagining and creating new products.<p><i>In her book,</i> Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley <i>(Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2018), journalist Emily Chang explores how men came to dominate</i> …

Silicon Valley

Influencer Marketing strategies for the New Year

Are we really talking about New Year’s already? We sure are. And there’s nothing like smashing out your New Year’s strategies now, so that you hit …

Influencer Relationships for Your Content Strategy

<b>This is a guest blog post written by Guillaume Decugis, CEO and Co-founder of Scoop.it.</b><p>As companies develop their content marketing successfully, a …

How to Generate Leads for Your Business Using Content

<i>(Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Shopify Partners blog. Read the original post here.)</i>Whether you’re an affiliate marketer, web …

Marketing

Why Keywords Are Still So Very Important for SEO by @MyNameIsTylor

Here's why targeted SEO keywords should inspire all the content you create to satisfy searchers' needs.The post Why Keywords Are Still So Very …

SEO

The Tactics I Used to Make $4k My First Month as a Freelance Writer

When I decided that I wanted to be a full-time freelance writer, I came to the plate with seven years of experience as a marketing and business …

Half of small businesses don't have a business website and only a quarter use SEO: Report

Small businesses across the country could be missing out on a major opportunity to reach new customers, with recent research from Telstra revealing …

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Personal Finance

12 LinkedIn Features You Should Be Using Now

When Microsoft acquired LinkedIn back in 2016 for a crisp $26.2 billion, many people scratched their heads. Why focus on a networking site whose …

How to Prepare Your Marketing Team for Mobile and Voice Search Takeover

Amplify your search success with cutting-edge SEO contractors!<p>Of all of the moving pieces that work together to support a digital marketing strategy, …

SEO