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How PR is Different in Latin America vs. the US

One thing you’ll hear over and over about the Latin American business community and the publications that cover it is that personal relationships carry more weight than in the United States.<p>“It wasn’t that important to know the journalist, but I did feel like I needed to know someone who knew …

45 things successful job seekers do on social media

If you’re a smart job searcher, you have probably researched everything there is to know about resumes, cover letters, interviews, and all of the other job-searching basics.<p>But you might not be as familiar with the newest member of the job search family: social media.<p>Sure, most people know how to …

Social Media

Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots

Ireland

10 Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Must Avoid

Social media is an integral component of any successful digital marketing strategy. With 74 percent of adults using social networking sites, the …

5 American Cities You Should Visit In 2015

In 2014, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Richmond were the coolest place to be. But with a new year brings a new set of cities to add to your bucket list. Luckily, we've found some surprising spots Americans are trekking to most, courtesy of Hotels.com's Hotel Price Index.<p>Whether it's a small-ish town …

9 Ways to Do PR Like a Pro | Inc.com

Marketing and public relations are vital to growing a business and to sustaining its profitability over the long term. Without either, your firm can quickly disappear from the public consciousness, and your sales and profits can plummet.<p>Not everyone can afford to hire a PR firm, but that doesn't …

Public Relations

The Pros and Cons of Product Management

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the pros and cons of becoming a product manager?</i><p><i>Answer by Dan Schmidt, PM my entire career, on Quora</i><p>If you are considering becoming a product manager, you are probably not comparing the role’s merits to unrelated professions such as sushi chef or …

Product Management

Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden 'Fortress Town' Perched On An Island In Greece

Discovering a secret town? Well that's one way to get off the beaten path.<p>We've seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece.<p>Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia's name means "single …

8 Places With Always-Perfect Weather

<i>By Kelsie Ozamiz for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Think of all the things you'd talk about if you went to a place where weather was never the topic of conversation.<p>San Diego<p><b>San Diego</b><p>Let's get this one out of the way. San Diego is the textbook example of beautiful year-round climate. It's never too hot and …

How Traveling Helps You Succeed in Business

There are wide discrepancies among studies, but one thing is certain: More startups fail than succeed. Are you starting a business? Do you want to increase your odds of making it? Here's my simple advice: Travel.<p>Before you dismiss this idea, let me explain, because travel can contribute to business …

Walking holidays in France: The 12 best companies for French hiking tours

It’s easy to see the appeal of walking holidays. You retreat from the rigours of modern life and take in the landscapes at your own pace, usually in a very scenic setting. France, with its extraordinary, varied terrain, and its timeless appeal for British visitors, is one of our readers’ favourite …

Paragliding

Founders From Zappos, Spotify, Basecamp And More Share Their Top Productivity Hacks

They say the definition of an entrepreneur is one who moves a resource from an area of lower utility to an area of higher utility. But a more apt description of an entrepreneur might be one who never has enough time to get everything done. As an entrepreneur I’m drawn to any product, service, …

Productivity

Five Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

It's been eight years since the global economic recession took place in December 2007. It left a trail of unemployment, a tougher jobs market, a …

Measuring The Impact Of Social Media On Your Business

<i>This post was co-authored with Becky Ross and Shannon Gorman, both MBA students at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.</i><p>Spending on social media continues to soar, but measuring its impact remains a challenge for most companies. When The CMO Survey asked marketers how they show the impact …

Public Relations

Top 10 Extreme Environments

Travel Photography

How To Send Your Best Employees To Your Competitors

The mantra right now in HR circles is Employee Engagement. It’s engagement this, engagement that all day long. Everybody struggles with the topic of engagement. We send out surveys to measure it. We don’t even know what we’re measuring.<p>We ask questions like “How likely are you to look for a new job …

The Workplace

Boring Meetings? Try These Simple Steps to Go From Dull to Dazzling

When everything’s said and done, there’s usually more said than done.<p>As most anyone involved in business, academe, politics, religion, or any number of other endeavors can attest, that truism applies especially to meetings.<p>Meetings can be a mind-numbing squandering of time, money, patience, and …

Academia

Applying for jobs without experience? Here's how to build and sell your skills

Know the relevance of your skillset, show you can learn quickly and sell yourself in an interview • Sell yourself: a cover letter guide for beginners • Three excellent cover letter examples<p>Looking for work – whether fresh from school, straight from university or as part of a career change – is …

Would you be beautiful in the ancient world?

<b>In ancient Greece the rules of beauty were all important. Things were good for men who were buff and glossy. And for women, fuller-figured redheads were in favour - but they had to contend with an ominous undercurrent, historian Bettany Hughes explains.</b><p>A full-lipped, cheek-chiselled man in Ancient …

Ancient History

The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List by The Observer

Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties, lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. He has become …

Literature

The 7 Most Important Qualities Of Social Brands

Ever since social media started gaining popularity, it’s been a fixation for the business world. Major corporate brands jumped on the idea of interacting with their customers directly in an online environment, and emerging entrepreneurs couldn’t wait to claim their profiles and hope for an …

Public Relations

3 Ways To Engage Customers Through Social Media

Most companies have embraced social media as part of their marketing mix, but they don’t always understand what makes it successful. That means their efforts are often through trial and error.<p>Meanwhile, there’s rising pressure on marketing budgets even as organizations look for ways to identify, …

Marketing - Articles & Infographics

Archive for ‘Marketing’<p>You’ve probably heard the benefits of guest posting so many times you could rattle them off right now. Guest posting can bring …

Marketing

How Much Do Whisky Casks Really Affect Taste?

When up to 60% of a single-malt Scotch’s flavor comes from the barrel in which it's aged, it’s imperative you pay attention to your wood.<p><i>In our</i> …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hiking

5 things to do every day in 2015 to be a better entrepreneur

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Deborah Mitchell, …

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add baldness and gray …

6 Hospitality Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Hospitality

Meet The Cowboys Of Southern France

Here, cowboys — called gardians — ride white horses on the beaches and herd black cattle, while flamingos wade in the shallow marshy waters.

Here's Why The 'Rule Of 72' Is Such A Great Math Hack

That trick is the rule of 72: Take your interest rate, and divide it into 72.<p>For example: If you expect a 6% average annual return, the doubling time will be 72/6 = 12 years.<p>That's much easier than trying to reverse engineer some complicated compound interest formula.<p>The reason this works comes …