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Victims of the Paris Attacks: A Gallery

Hillary donors worry: 'All the energy is with Bernie'

Sanders prepares major fundraising push around debate.<p>Hillary Clinton’s major donors want her to show more “fire” in Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate to halt Bernie Sander’s grass-roots momentum and populist fundraising appeal.<p>But the Vermont senator’s campaign sees the debate as a …

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US to accept tens of thousands more refugees

The United States will increase the number of refugees it takes in by 15,000 over each of the next two years, bringing the total to 100,000 in 2017, John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has said.<p>The US will accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year, up from 70,000, Kerry said at a …

U.S. Troops Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Forces, Report Says

Lucas Jackson—Reuters<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters<p>Lucas …

Carly Fiorina: I will challenge 'the entertainer' running for office

<b>Alton, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> Carly Fiorina previewed how she'll set herself apart at CNN's upcoming GOP debate while in New Hampshire Sunday by reflecting on her time as CEO of Hewlett Packard.<p>Although Fiorina's stewardship of the company has faced criticism, she is unequivocal in saying her …

Why this is the most difficult (and fun!) time to be in marketing

One reason I am differentiated as a marketing consultant and writer is that I’m old … it helps me connect the dots between decades and generations, …

How people read online: Why you won’t finish this article.

I’m going to keep this brief, because you’re not going to stick around for long. I’ve already lost a bunch of you. For every 161 people who landed on …

Building a Brand Image: Quit Whining and Tell Your Story

Sometimes companies come to us stumped by the fact that, while content marketing has increased their website traffic (<i>or</i> direct mail has increased …

7 brilliant strategies Coca-Cola used to become one of the world's most recognizable brands

Now people in more than 200 countries drink 1.9 billion servings every day, according to The Coca-Cola Company.<p>Having a product people enjoy is far from the only thing needed to become one of the world's most valuable companies. Coca-Cola used seven key design and marketing strategies, which made …

YouTube Users Say This Is The 'Ad of the Decade'

YouTube’s users recently voted for the best advertisements of the past 10 years as part of the online video site’s 10th anniversary celebrations — …

Clinton Faces Biggest Threat From Rubio and Paul in New Poll

AP<p>Clinton Presidential Library<p>Donald R. Broyles—AP<p>AP<p>A. Lynn—AP<p>Danny Johnston—AP<p>Chris Ocken—AP<p>Bill Sikes—AP<p>Shayna Brennan—AP<p>Brooks Kraft—Corbis<p>Brooks …

10 Types Of Awesome Visual Content Your Brand Should Be Creating Right Now [Infographic]

<i>These days, just about every business needs to create visual content.</i> Status updates, YouTube videos, blog posts, it’s all content and it’s created …

Charles Krauthammer: President Obama only “pretending” to fight ISIS

“He is willfully and actively and knowingly not doing anything,” he told Megyn Kelly on Thursday<p>On "The Kelly File" last night, Weekly Standard editor and general conservative standard-bearer Charles Krauthammer accused President Barack Obama of merely "pretending" to be attempting to fight ISIS in …

7 secrets to using LinkedIn for business marketing

by Ryan Bonnici<p>There’s a lot of advice out there for marketers about how to best use social media to reach their target audiences. For instance, …

Hillary Clinton's campaign logo ignites trash talk on Twitter

In a move that made headlines around the world this weekend, Hillary Clinton unveiled a new logo that Twitter users don't really like.<p>The former …

These 3-D Mobile Ads Are Grabbing Brands’ Attention

What if there were a mobile ad that made viewers feel like they were inside a smartphone instead of just looking at one? What if the ad seemed to …

Content Marketing Tips: 5 Cues Marketers Should Take From Rappers

Regardless of your musical preferences (or biases), you have to give credit to the wordsmiths dominating the hip-hop industry.<p>While some may pay more …

How To Avoid Becoming Outdated As A Marketer

In the time that it takes you to read to the period in this sentence, the marketing industry will change. There. It just happened.<p>The marketing industry is <i>always</i> changing. Always. Its inherent complexity and digital drivers mean that we work in a maelstrom of perpetual change.<p>We have to deal with …

More and more voters don't trust Hillary Clinton and it's doing some major damage

Quinnipiac surveyed three crucial swing states — Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia — and found Clinton's lead slipping against her possible Republican rivals. Peter Brown, assistant director of the polling outfit, said the shift is because voters increasingly see Clinton as a dishonest …

How To Use Instagram Marketing Effectively

In February I wrote about internet marketing strategies WordPress users should be using in 2015. I covered my top five, one of which was social …

How To Build A Mobile App Startup With No Technical Background | Inc.com

Not every tech startup founder is a developer. And they don’t necessarily have to be. As an entrepreneur, you’d be doing much more than writing code. You have to deal with product validation, product/market fit, marketing, retention and engagement of customers, customer service, managing finances …

How to Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Social Media Cover Photos | Inc.com

Over the past few years, images in social media have become more and more prevalent. Cover photos, in particular, have undergone the biggest change by dramatically increasing in size. All of that open space can feel a bit daunting at first. And with so much room to fill, the need to select the …

11 Most Actionable Takeaways from Social Media Marketing World 2015

Social media marketers from around the globe recently descended on San Diego, Calif. for the annual social media extravaganza known as Social Media …

Small Businesses Can Compete With Big Brands On SEO

Even though Google favors big brands, the truth is that small businesses <i>can</i> compete with the bigger names for organic search engine traffic. This is possible even though big brands often spend tens of thousands on SEO without batting an eye, and even though small businesses are spread thin on …

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Kentucky’s On Board the Rand-Wagon

It’s been more than a century last took a serious run at the White House—so why not Rand Paul?<p>Kentucky hasn’t had a serious presidential contender since John Breckenridge, and, across the state, the idea that its 52-year-old junior senator, Rand Paul, will enter the 2016 race this week has his …

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