Christian Markow

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How Brands Can Thrive By Using First-Party Data

It’s no secret that first-party data is more important to businesses than it’s ever been. Over the past several years, a growing number of brands …

Advertising Industry

Master Adobe Creative Cloud with this in-depth training

Adobe has given the world a lot of design software with its Creative Cloud collection. While this software is sure to elevate your photos, videos, …

Graphic Design

Ed tech trends to watch out for in 2017

<b>Mobile learning comes into its own</b><p>Almost half of students used a smartphone for their studies during the past 12 months, according to a recent YMCA …

Education Technology

How to master cacio e pepe, the deceptively difficult paragon of pasta

The first time I attempted to make cacio e pepe, I thought it had to be just about the easiest pasta dish to make, outside of the un-sauced spaghetti …

Italy

4 Brand & Customer Experience Trends for the Second Half of 2018

As we move into summer, we continue to see many interesting shifts in the world of brand. Some of the things we reported on earlier this year – AI, …

Customer Experience

Good Writing is Not Written, It’s Assembled

2 Powerful Writing Lessons from Ryan Holiday and Derek HalpernProlific writer Stephen King once said,“If you want to be a writer, you must do two …

Writing

TGI Fridays doubled business and grew engagement 500% with AI (VB Live)

<b>AI technology is becoming available to any company looking for a competitive edge, and now’s the time to level up your marketing strategy with AI and ensure your next infrastructure move helps you exploit the AI advantage. So don’t miss this VB Live event!</b><p><b>Register here for free.</b><p>In the past 14 …

Artificial Intelligence

Discover Europe's Secret Villages

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>These surprising hamlets are shrouded in mystery, steeped in history, and blissfully off the beaten path.<p>When I was four, we lived in a Midwestern suburb of flat ranch houses and straight lines. The only whiff of magic languished at the local, storybook-themed miniature golf …

European Travel

Blind Author Shares 10 Tips for Self-Publishing Your Book in the Safest and Most Profitable Way

Many writers fail to realize that it is absolutely FREE to self-publish books on major websites like Amazon. They have never even heard about options …

Writing

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight (ITF), an offshoot of Imperial College London, have been working to bring to life nebulous and intangible technological advances in a way you've never seen before.<p>They have created a table of disruptive tech, taking inspiration from the periodic table of …

Imperial College London

6 Destinations In Italy That Should Be On Your Bucket List — TripAdvisor

Once you’re ready to plan a getaway, head to TripAdvisor and book your affordable lodging (we prefer a local home or apartment rental in these …

How Amazon Can Be Disrupted By The Next Big Thing In Retail

<i>The following excerpts are from the article Killing Amazon.</i><p><b>Food Is The Next Big Thing, And Food Can Disrupt Amazon</b><p>Full disclosure: I have been speaking and writing about hydroponic farming, soil-based farming, food production and last-mile food delivery since 2010. I heavily researched the topics …

Customers

Go Inside the Magical Life of Europe’s Family Circuses

TravelPicture Stories<p>Get lost in the drama of the contemporary circus world.<p>A small boy stands in the middle of a wooden dock with the calm, sun-dappled water of the Rhône river stretching behind him, fixated on three oranges that appear suspended above his head.<p>In her series “Circus Love,” …

Circus

The 30 Most Gorgeous Roads in America

Roll through stunning miles on some of the most popular rides in the country.<p>1 of 30<p>Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina to Virginia<p>This 469-mile roller coaster from Cherokee, North Carolina to Rockfish Gap, Virginia, undulates past sweeping forested vistas as you pedal the Blue Ridge from Shenandoah …

Hiking

30 of the most beautiful natural wonders around the world

Natural wonders come in all shapes and sizes. From Hawaii's Na Pali Coast to the Verdon Gorge in southeastern France, there are incredible places all over the planet.<p>Keep reading to learn about 30 of the most beautiful natural wonders on Earth.

Grand Canyon

Who Will Read Your First Draft

and how do you help them?When I finished the first draft of my first novel, <i>Descent</i>, I was exhilarated and terrified. Exhilarated because I’d …

Writing

44% Of Businesses Can't Measure Social Media ROI: Here's How To Quantify Your Impact

How do you measure the success of your social media efforts? It turns out that many CMOs and marketing agencies struggle with that. According to fresh data from MDG Advertising, 28% of marketing agencies say that they are struggling with quantifying social media marketing impact of their campaigns; …

Marketing

Meal-kit maker Chef'd went belly up, but its brand lives on — with a strategy that shows where the industry is heading

Time was, online meal-kit companies like Blue Apron were going to either revolutionize the food industry, taking on both grocery stores and restaurants — or go bankrupt because of the cost and complexity of shipping fresh meat and produce to customers’ front doors.<p>But now a third option is …

Selling

The GaryVee Content Strategy: How to Grow and Distribute Your Brand’s Social Media Content

Mastering content creation and distribution for your brand on social media is a difficult and long process. But, in an effort to provide you guys …

Marketing

Nike Live Shows Physical Retail Is Far From Dead

Retail stores will completely die by the end of this decade, warned venture capitalist Marc Andreessen in an infamous interview back in 2013. “Retail guys are going to go out of business and ecommerce will become the place everyone buys,” Andreessen told PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy. “You are not going …

eCommerce

Are Processes Slowing Your Company Down? Try These 8 Simplifying Tips

Prohibiting left turns may seem like a strange way to simplify, but this single decision has hugely impacted UPS. As a result of its drivers avoiding left turns, the company saves 10 million gallons of gas annually, delivers 350,000 more packages every year, and it reduced its average time per …

Employment

Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)

A staple in Latin American kitchens, <i>arroz con pollo</i> combines inexpensive ingredients—chicken, rice, and spices—in a filling one-pot meal. To make our …

In Ireland, Drought And A Drone Revealed The Outline Of An Ancient Henge

A drone flight and a lingering dry spell have exposed a previously unknown monument in Ireland's Boyne Valley, forgotten for thousands of years and long covered by crops — which, struggling to cope with a lengthy drought, finally revealed the ancient footprint.<p>Photographer and author Anthony Murphy …

Archaeology

How Amazon is Taking The World By Focusing on Customer Experience Above All Else

A recent headline tells just how big Amazon has gotten:<p>If you are not based in the US, you can easily substitute the brands above with the top 4 …

Ben Davies: Don’t talk nonsense about customer experience, just get CRM right

en_GB<p>article<p>Customer experience is exciting, but before you move onto chatbots and augmented reality you need to get the basics right, and that …

The New Tenets Of Customer Loyalty

Some marketers are buying into a pervasive — and incorrect — belief that loyalty marketing is ineffective.<p>However, cultivating customer loyalty is …

How to hire for digital disruption: What skills should you look for?

<b>Digital disruption is an inevitability in modern business. Those who are succeeding welcome disruption. They respond to it. They adapt to it. They</b> …

Closing the Customer Experience Gap

Most senior business leaders now recognize the strategic importance of providing outstanding customer experiences. Customer experience has been one …

Five Ways To Win In The Digital Customer Experience Economy

My favorite book of all time is <i>The Experience Economy</i> by Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore. This book defines what customer experience is. They were ahead of their time back in 1999 when they published the first edition. Who knew that concept would become so popular that the business world would create a CX …

Customer Experience