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DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

Many people bemoan the fact that they can’t grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can …

French Botanist Nails It With This Parisian Vertical Garden

French botanist <b>Patrick Blanc</b> may be the modern innovator behind what's become known as the <b>green wall</b>, but his latest work really seems to have outgrown the term. Covering a formerly drab street corner in <b>Paris</b> second arrondissement, this well-curated riot of vegetation is more public art …

Marketing and PR excellence: Modern Homes

"Most of our business comes from referrals from satisfied customers, so maintaining a relationship with them is vital"<p><b>Name:</b> Modern Homes<b><br>City:</b> Leamington Spa<b><br>Website:</b> www.modernhomesleamington.co.uk<p>Modern Homes is a small family business with a very limited budget for PR and marketing.We have …

Reputation: How It Is Built and Maintained, and The Role of PR

Businesses are becoming increasingly conscious of the importance of corporate reputation. They have found that it is customers’ perception of a company that drives purchases. It is also what attracts talent and assures partners that they are doing business with somebody they can trust. Ultimately, …

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PR, SEO and content marketing – it's all going in the same direction

Has Google killed the SEO agency by making PR, SEO and content marketing more alike? Rebecca Scully examines the changing roles of these disciplines and their agencies<p>Recent debate surrounding whether Google has killed off the PR agency sparked some very lively debate within the worlds of PR and …

Ignore PR and buzz, use Google Trends to assess traction instead

<i>[Yelp shows a healthy navigational search graph – lots of people are continuing to search for its brand, and you can see some seasonality where it</i> …

SEO And PR: Setting The Level For Long Term Success

<i>“Revenue can atone for an abundance of sins.”</i><p>I first heard this statement from the podium of a regional Utah Technology Council (UTC) event in approximately 2004. One of Oracle’s global sales executives was talking about the company’s adjustments following the now infamous Dot com bust of 2000-2001.<p>…

12 Online PR Blunders to Avoid | Inc.com

<i>The Young Entrepreneur Council asked 12 successful young entrepreneurs to note one way that their online activity can lead to unforgivable public relations mistakes. Here are their best answers.</i><p><b>1. What's the Update?</b><p>When you launched your website, you probably wrote a bunch of sections such as …

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'Reporters Hate PR People, And They Should'

Asking Ed Zitron what everyone else in his industry is doing wrong is to crack open a floodgate of frustration and disdain. Zitron, a public relations operative who founded his own firm last year, feels most in the PR game don’t quite understand how to make the connections necessary to be …

9 Books That Can Change Your Life

While there are more, here is a short list to start.<p><b>1. Man's Search For Meaning</b><br>A gift from a friend. As hard as you think your life is, it pails in comparison to Auschwitz Viktor Frankl. I took two big things away from this book: (1) the ultimate freedom is the ability to choose your attitude in …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

English Manners Are Downright Medieval ('Sorry!' Was That Rude?)

From that very first time we're first scolded for putting our elbows on the table at great-aunt Millie's house, we're inducted into the world of manners. After that, it's a lifetime of "pleases" and "thank yous," and chewing with our mouths closed.<p>But where did all of this civility <i>come</i> from? We …

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Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Microsoft Starts Taking Office On The Web Seriously

Earlier this week, Microsoft updated its Office 365 suite with a couple of new features and licensing terms. Overall, the update was very much in line with the other 100 changes Microsoft had made to its subscription-based Office version for consumers and businesses, but one feature stood out. …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Greedy Dwarf, Carmen, No Shave And More

Go on the ride of your life in search of gold in Greedy Dwarf. We also have an app that allows you to visualize your favorite tunes, and an app that …

Google and Facebook may be our best defenders against Big Brother

The big online companies are calling for urgent reforms to protect us from having data intercepted<p>Over a few weeks' worth of bedtimes in the summer of 1984, my dad read me <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> by George Orwell. Though the dystopian context would have been lost on nine-year old me, the pervasive …

Strategies For Getting Mobile-Savvy Shoppers Back in Retail Stores

<i>Carin van Vuuren is Chief Marketing Officer of Usablenet, a global leader in mobile and multi-channel technology and a pioneer in mobile usability. She is an experienced marketer with a diverse background and over 15 years of experience in brand-building and strategic marketing …

Belt Knife by The Bowen Knife Company

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Accessories<br>• Gadgets<br>• Gear<br>• Knives<br>• Tools<p>The idea of having a small blade tucked away somewhere safe seems like a rather good …

Teens Are Deserting Facebook, And They're Heading To Places Where Their Parents Can't Find Them

Their gradual exodus to messaging apps such as WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk boils down to Facebook becoming a victim of its own success. The road to gaining nearly 1.2 billion monthly active users has seen the mums, dads, aunts and uncles of the generation who pioneered Facebook join it too, …

How to Build Rapport With a Photographic Model

Working with models in photography, as opposed to landscape, street or even wedding and senior portraiture is a skill all unto its own. Unlike most …

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Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps

Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark statement, since teens are the …

Pinterest Is Now The Fastest Growing Content-Sharing Platform

Most small business owners know they should be engaging customers on social media but, beyond setting up a Facebook page, are unclear how and where to focus their efforts.<p>Perhaps surprisingly, photo site Pinterest is now the fastest-growing platform for online content sharing, according to a new …

Pew poll: Disapproval of Obama's handling of health care soars to 59% among adults

The adult population’s almost always a bit more Democratic than the population of registered voters, who are themselves usually more Democratic than …

Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Year

Is the president's difficult stretch just a case of bad luck, or is it bad strategy?<p>It doesn't get much better than the exhilaration Barack Obama felt when he looked out at the hundreds of supporters packed into McCormick Place at 12:38 on the morning of November 7, 2012. There he was, in his …