Johari Sultan

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How we got our first 5 million users … with no marketing budget

We didn’t have the money. So we got creative.<p>Chances are if you’ve just started a tech company, you won’t be in business for long. As many as 90% of …

14 Awesome Free Resources to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

Congratulations, you've started a blog for your business. Content Marketing is one of the key ways to drive online leads to your business, so you're …

How I Make Money as a Travel Photographer in 2015

Long gone are the days in which being a travel photographer simply meant you shot photography for a certain travel magazine or newspaper. The world …

13 Instagram tools brands should be using

Instagram is a platform for sharing quirky moments and inspirational experiences.<p>With 300 million users every month, it's also a place for businesses …

The Complete Social Media Post Checklist

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Before you hit the Publish button or send an update to the queue, what do you do?<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>Quite often, I find myself publishing instinctively and sometimes failing to consider all the necessary questions and guidelines for what …

The Single Worst Marketing Decision You Can Make

<i>This post has been excerpted from the best-seller</i> <i>Growth Hacker Marketing</i><i>. Starting immediately, author Ryan Holiday will be hosting an</i> <i>Ask Me Anything live on TNW Academy</i><i>.</i><p><i>Click the link to ask Ryan anything you want, and he’ll answer your questions in the afternoon EST on Thursday, April 2nd.</i><p><b>“Make</b> …

What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money

<i>Vitaliy Rizhkov is the founder of Finic, which helps turn your memories into art. He is running the startup with 100 percent transparency sharing every little detail such as all financials, salaries, hiring, firing, successes and failures on his blog StartupLabs. This post first appeared in Russian</i> …

The Science of Persuasion in Social Media | SEJ

I originally got into marketing because I thought it was the most practical application of psychology. To sell or brand a product well, you have to …

7 Ways to Make Your Brochure Interactive

Brochures have long been staple marketing tools, and they remain so even in the digital age. You can print more powerful brochures by including …

How Facebook Is Failing Local Businesses

The former head of SMB Marketing at Facebook on why social media can no longer help small businesses reach customers.<p>For years, small business owners have been encouraged to adopt social media strategies as a way of engaging their customers after they leave the store. And they listened: 90% of …

Top 15 Websites to Find Free Images For Your Content Marketing

Finding an online library stocked with pictures that are of high quality and available to use for free can be a daunting task. All the effort you are …

The Top 50 Marketing, Social Media and Productivity Blogs

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Having a list of go-to blogs can be a great source of information and inspiration.<p>In our case, the blogs and websites we visit most often provide some amazing articles with in-depth insights, tips, and strategies that help inform our social media …

The 3 Most Common Mistakes in Digital #Marketing by Startups by @adamlundquist

You have reached the point where another cup of coffee won’t make a difference. In fact, a whole pot wouldn’t give you the energy you need to …

3 Easy Ways to Use Turn Happy Customers Into Your Best Salespeople

I'm a firm believer in creating a great experience that people want to talk about. At VerticalResponse, the email marketing company I founded, we did our best to do just that. And we took the customers that loved that experience and put them on a pedestal so that their voice could be heard.<p>Do you …

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11 Unusual Visual Content Marketing Tips to Drive a Ton of Traffic

It’s no secret that social media content has become more and more about visual marketing. Why? Because it plays a significant role in attracting …

10 Content Marketing Predictions That Will Make You Sound Really Smart

It’s only February, and brands are already proving 2015 is going to be huge for content marketing. Over the next 11 months, we expect brands to take …

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 …

How To Use Funnels For Your Inbound Marketing Strategy

Funnels have been a focal sales strategy for decades, serving as a general model for anyone looking to get the most out of a given lead pool. By breaking down the sales process into a series of steps, starting at the wide end of the funnel and working to the narrower end, salespeople can more …

56 Reasons Why Content Marketing Works | Marketing Insider Group

<b>We believe three things absolutely:</b><p>1. Content marketing is necessary to efficiently build your business<p>2. Customer acquisition requires many …

How Visual Content Amplifies Social Media |Social Media Coach

Did you know that 65% of people are visual learners?<p>Do you know that our brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than text?<p>From a <b>social media</b> …

Recapping 2014 in Content Marketing

Chris Moody <br>Director, Content and Social Marketing<p>We all had to come out of the holiday haze just a few short weeks ago, so what better way than to …

How Social Media Can Get You Banned from Football Games

Written by TMG on October 9, 2014. Posted in Blog, Social Media<p>In case you missed the story from last weekend, a controversy broke after Sunday’s NFL …

3 Plugins to Help Get Your WordPress Business off the Ground

Email marketing and e-newsletters are a crucial form of communication between your business and past and prospective customers.<p>If visitors to your …

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Re: If You Don’t Want Your Photos Stolen, Don’t Post Them on the Internet

“If you don’t want your photos stolen, don’t post them on the Internet.”<p>This is an argument I have heard over and over again, mostly from people who …

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39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …

How to Use Social Influencers to Build Your Brand

Engaging your brand with influential people in your industry allows you to increase awareness, create advocates, and improve your online reputation.<p>It's no secret that people appreciate recommendations from people that they trust above all else. This is why online reviews are becoming so important …

Stopping SEOcentrism: What Lego Can Teach All Web Marketers

• Inspire<br>• Think creatively<br>• Invent<p>The mission statement is also fundamental for understanding the archetypical figure Lego wants to represent, and that …

Marketing

Why I'd Rather Email than Advertise

<i>Poornima Vijayashanker is the founder of Femgineer, helping entrepreneurs and tech professionals (especially women) level up their careers.</i><p>“Why is email the most effective channel for converting customers?”<p>Exactly a year ago I had 10 people subscribe to my email list each month. I let out a big …

Start Taking Advantage of Linkedin to Drive Traffic, Generate Leads and Boost Your Revenue

LinkedIn is not just about networking. It has over 300 million members, and you can tap into this crowd to find your target customers.<p>I'm going to …

16 Marketing Blogs that I Read Religiously

This is an excerpt from my brand new Amazon best selling book Welcome to the Funnel which is on sale at Amazon right now for only $5.99.<p>One thing I …