Michael Coursey

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2017 Predictions in Social Media and Content Marketing

Like last year’s predictions deck, we’ve pulled together a select group of 70 top marketing minds who rock the digital trenches every day, to find …

The Intelligent Enterprise: Will 2016 Be the Game Changer?

As 2015 came to a close, the seventh episode of the Star Wars saga, “The Force Awakens,” stormed the world nearly 40 years after the first episode …

45 Essential Thanksgiving Desserts

End your big feast on a sweet note.<p>Sure, the turkey may seem like the star, but really, it's all about dessert. End your feast on a sweet note with our favorite pies, cookies, cakes and more.

Brand Storytelling And The Art Of Making Myths

Myths are by nature clichés; that’s what makes them work. They’re easy, we get them instantly and their message shoots straight to our heart – …

DIY Your Coffee, Save Big Bucks

Every Monday morning you can expect to see a social-media spike in one topic: #coffee. More and more, people are opting to save a few bucks by making their own coffee at home and taking it to-go.<p>Every Monday morning you can expect to see a social-media spike in one topic: #coffee. More and more, …

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Two Books You Must Read If You Care About The Future Of Humanity In Space

Two of the most celebrated authors in science fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson and Neal Stephenson, released epic novels this summer about our future …

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Absolutely Must Read in August

The summer is almost over—but the beach reads keep on coming. Including brand new series by N.K. Jemisin and David Drake. A brand new Christopher …

Strunk and White’s Macho Grammar Club

“Be clear.” “Omit needless words.” “Do not overwrite.” “Avoid fancy words.” “Use the active voice.” Who can argue with such common sense …

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The ROI of Storytelling

In Social Media Marketing and Content Marketing, an often discussed question is the ROI. Can we measure the ROI of Social Media? What is a good ROI …

Tim Cook scheduled to speak at White House cybersecurity summit this Friday

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to speak at a White House “cyber summit” at the end of the week, The Hill reported today. The White House is expected to unveil a new cybersecurity program during the summit, and is bringing together leaders in technology and government to address the issue.<p>Cook’s …

15 Web Design Trends You can Expect to see in 2015

Website development is usually a lively and varied sector that is transforming and increasing speeds. The website design will be, even so, not a …

Tracing Web Design Trends From 2004 to 2015: This New Interactive Infographic Web Site is All You Need

If you are a web developer, keeping your finger on the pulse of time is vital to help you stay on top of things. Read a lot, try a lot, dismiss a lot …

Design Trend to Watch: Responsive Storytelling

We’ve spent a lot of time here at Propoint thinking about the new year and what it means for the world of information presentation, visualization, and design. And while there are a number of interesting aesthetic trends worth exploring, we’re a content-driven agency always interested in new ways to …

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Global Design Trends 2015 - #Infographic

Using insights from 47 million images, music tracks and collection of videos, Shutterstock's annual infographic looks at which searches and styles …

E-Commerce | Online Retailing | Top 500 | Online Sales

A 41-page report that takes a closer look at Amazon’s U.S. retail business as well as the services it offers that contribute to its growth.<p>Events<p>More …

Poverty The Strongest Factor In Whether High School Graduates Go To College

Students from high-poverty public schools are less likely to attend college than those from wealthier ones, regardless of whether they're from urban, suburban or rural areas.<p>A report released Tuesday by the research branch of the nonprofit National Student Clearinghouse, which examined data from …

The Speech That Could Make Elizabeth Warren the Next President of the United States

Early Friday evening Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor and gave a plain-spoken, barn-burning speech that could make history and put her into serious contention to be the next President of the United States.<p>There are only a handful of political speeches that have such historic impact. …

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The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like

Every reason to justify it<p>"What I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can," says Dr. Peter Martin, director of the Institute for Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt University. He's even developed a metric for monitoring your dosage: If you are having trouble …

The 10 American Spots To Visit In 2015 Might Surprise You But Go There Anyway

It's time to book a vacation... to Queens.<p>That is, at least according to the fine folks at Lonely Planet, who have released their "Best in the US 2015" list. While there are plenty of good reasons to always go to New Orleans, the same can't be said for western South Dakota or even the Mount Shasta …

Peru to take legal action over Greenpeace stunt at ancient Nazca lines

Peru will seek criminal charges against Greenpeace activists who it says damaged the world-renowned Nazca lines by leaving footprints in the adjacent desert during a publicity stunt.<p>“It’s a true slap in the face at everything Peruvians consider sacred,” said Luis Jaime Castillo, the deputy culture …

Colbert is not a pop culture prophet: Why we deified the “Colbert Show” host

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>He never set out to make us think more deeply about the world. His simple goal was to crack us up — and that’s OK<p>Steve Almond<p>December 10, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Now that “Stephen Colbert” is dropping the air quotes and heading off to the greener pastures of "The Late Show," we …

Congressional Leaders Agree To Cut Aid To College Students To Pay Student Loan Contractors

House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut funding for the nation’s largest source of grants for college students to pay student loan contractors, according to legislation that would fund the federal government through next year and avert a shutdown.<p>Money appropriated for the Pell grant program …

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

Torture report’s big bombshell: How a glaring double standard was exposed

<b>John Kiriakou (AP/Cliff Owen)</b><p>The ugly truth: Torturers are enjoying their freedom — as truth-tellers like John Kiriakou are sitting in prison<p>Jesselyn Radack<p>December 10, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Here's what it's come down to in America. The newly released Executive Summary of Senate Intelligence …

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This 19-Year-Old College Student Built an Artificial Brain That Detects Breast Cancer

<i>by Elizabeth Kiefer, TEEN VOGUE</i><p>Brittany Wenger is changing the game when it comes to cancer detection technology -- and, at 19, she's just getting started.<p><i>Brittany Wenger explaining her work to President Obama. You know, casual.</i> | Photo: Getty Images<p>Brittany Wenger is one seriously smart cookie. In …

6 Storytelling Tips to Tell Your Business Story Like a TED Pro

“The greatest tool of communication given to us by Mother Nature is on the table,” says John Bates, CEO of Executive Speaking Success & Business …

How to Write Brand Stories that Build Emotional Connections

Stories matter in life and in marketing. The reason is simple. Great stories make people <i>feel</i> something, and those emotions create powerful connections between the audience, the characters within the stories and the storyteller.<p>Stories are the perfect catalyst to building brand loyalty and brand …