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7 Top Stocks Long-Term Investors Should Buy Next

Image source: Getty Images<p>If one of your resolutions for 2016 was to be a better investor and outperform the stock market, it's likely you fell short of expectations. Last year, the S&P 500 provided investors a 12% return, with a significant percentage of gains coming after the Nov. 8 presidential …

10 content marketing game changers to look for in 2016

In 2015, we reached peak content marketing. Even Gartner has content marketing entering the “trough of disillusionment.” That means we’re going to be …

Marketing

Ads on news sites gobble up as much as 79% of users' mobile data

It's the principle reason that carriers like Three in Italy and the UK, and Digicel in the Caribbean, announced plans to roll out network-level mobile ad blocking for their customers. Shine, the company that provides that ad blocking technology, claims mobile ads use 10-50% of user's data plans.<p>A …

6 Questions From Small Businesses About Mobile Marketing

Just this week I had a question from a small business owner looking at mobile marketing.<p>The gentleman was an inspirational speaker, and he was …

ICON16: How Infusionsoft Plans To Dominate Small Business Marketing (and Make Life Better For Small Businesses Everywhere)

I spent part of last week at ICON16, Infusionsoft’s annual combination of customer conference, revival meeting, and group therapy session for small …

50 Features Every Small Business Website Must Have [Infographic]

Having a strong web presence is mandatory, even for small businesses just starting out. The ability to find and evaluate products and services online …

Top 11 digital advertising strategies you should use for mobile

If automatic ad blocking on iOS can teach you anything as a startup founder, it's that you should never rely on just one strategy to carry any aspect …

Marketers should be hunting for a perfect product, not influencers

Recently, Rihanna tweeted a picture of herself listening to her new album, Anti, on what looked like a cross between headphones and a crown. The golden and crystal gadget in question, designed by Dolce & Gabbana and priced at $9,000 (£6,215), sold out within 24 hours.<p>For those working in the …

Marketing

Opinion: Investing in stocks will never make you a billionaire

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Are you the kind of investor who eagerly picks up the annual Forbes’ list of 400 richest Americans?<p>If so, this is …

10 of the most effective growth hacks (from a pro)

When people ask me what I do I say that I find unconventional, out of the box, scalable and repeatable ways to gain new users, I hack growth.<p>Scalable meaning you can easily expand the reach of this campaign without having to spend too much extra resources. Repeatable meaning you can either automate …

When Brands Try Too Hard On Social Media

Lately I’ve had this feeling about social media marketing. The feeling is that most people hate being marketed to on social media. From what the research tells us, this statement is true. According to Forrester brands are taking advantage of social more than ever–80% of the top 50 global brands …

Public Relations

Want To Start A Successful Company? Read These Five Books First

There’s an old saying in the rare coin business. That is: “buy the book before you buy the coin.” The same thing, I would say, goes for folks who want to start their own businesses. But where do you start? I asked Ted D. Zoller, the director for entrepreneurial studies at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler …

Entrepreneurship

The 24 best colleges for future entrepreneurs

In The Princeton Review's 2014 college rankings, it named the top 24 entrepreneurial programs in the country.<p>To compile the list, The Princeton Review relied on institutional data provided by each of the colleges included in its ranking of the top schools in the country.<p>Read on to see which schools …

Marketers Struggle to Identify and Engage Social Media Influencers (Report)

Influencer marketing is the big buzz this year as marketers plan to increase their budgets in an attempt to get their content in front of relevant …

How to Create a Winning Content Promotion Plan

Many content marketers view “promotion” as a phase that begins once content goes live. The truth is, promotion should begin much earlier than that, …

37+ Tips and Resources For Building a Fine-Tuned Content Marketing Machine From The Ground Up

Back when I started my career in SEO, content marketing didn’t exist—at least not in the way it exists now.<p>We used strategies to boost traction and …

5 steps for a quick and dirty (but awesome) content marketing strategy

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Salesforce.</i><p>Not long ago, it was acceptable to refer to content marketing as a buzzword. It has since acquired its own subset of buzzwords (as outlined in this LOL-able post by Contently Editor-in-Chief Joe Lazauskas). But businesses are increasingly making content …

Marketing

What is the State of Content Marketing for 2015?

As with everything else in the digital world, content marketing is constantly evolving into something bigger and better. So as marketers, we have to …

Content marketing growth statistics:

In today’s age of ubiquitous connectivity, many small businesses have implemented a variety of online marketing efforts to attract new customers and …

5 ways to market your startup business with no budget

Successfully reported this slideshow.<p>We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.<p>4,014 views<p>Share<br>• Like<br>• Download<br>• ...<p>Published on Jun 20, 2015<p>Laurence Lai 1 year ago<p>Hassan El Sharkawy , Human Resources …

How to Attract Over 50K Subscribers in 6 Months

At least a couple of times every week for the last six months I have been asked pretty much the same question everywhere I go. Whether I’m at a …

Why Email Marketing Beats Social Media in Lead Generation, And What You Can Do About It

Social media has many legitimate marketing uses. When used right, social lets you build a genuine relationship with your customers. It helps you find …

Marketing

Things Startups Should Keep In Mind While Planning For A Pre-Seed Fund

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a founder and looking to raise pre-seed capital, then you are definitely stepping into the most attractive …

10 Stupid Social Media Marketing Tactics You Must Stop Now

Failing to plan is planning to fail. When it comes to anything in life or business, you get what you put into it.Although many smart marketers and …

Content Marketing Tips: 11 Types of Content That People Love To Share

Content marketing is about attracting attention.<p>Then it’s about turning that into engagement and converting that into leads and customers. The …

How To Move From Entrepreneur To Manager

Many entrepreneurs have similar characteristics or qualities that allow them to ultimately be successful. They are visionaries who see the end result of their endeavor often before even typing the first word of their business plan.<p>They are risk takers in that they often are willing to quit a secure …