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Here's What To Say When Someone Asks To 'Pick Your Brain' About Social Media Over Coffee

, Women@Forbes<p>My services are worth a more than a latte. (Photo courtesy of Pexels)<p>I think it’s safe to say that – for businesses – social media has rocketed from being an option to a priority.<p>This is true whether you’re blissfully employed, starting your own company or running a corporation.<p>So why …

Social Media Marketing

The blog is dead, long live the blog » Nieman Journalism Lab

Sometime in the past few years, the blog died. In 2014, people will finally notice. Sure, blogs still exist, many of them are excellent, and they will go on existing and being excellent for many years to come. But the function of the blog, the nebulous informational task we all agreed the blog was …

Journalism

What is Inbound Marketing?

Since 2006 inbound marketing has been the most effective marketing method for doing business online.

Mark Barnes: Teaching the iStudent

When it comes down to it, I do more than just teach history. I encourage students to use evolving digital skills to explore, develop, and express …

Education

Everyone Should Hire 'Social Media Experts'

I caught a post this week from Peter Shankman entitled "I Will Never Hire a Social Media Expert and Neither Should You." It's not the first of its …

What Do You Call Yourself? Changing Job Titles in Social Media

As social media has permeated throughout the business community, it’s necessitated an increase in social media focussed positions and roles. But with …

Making Waves in Digital Marketing

Welcome to the blog of Clearstream Concepts<p>In the weeks ahead we’ll be rocking the world of social media, and making waves in digital marketing. Our …

Why Mobile Marketing Should Be The Focus For 2016

Mobile Marketing. This is the future. The face of marketing is shifting to mobile and if you want to stay competitive, then you must adapt to the …

MARK MAHANEY: How Facebook is taking over the world

On Wednesday, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney gave an in-depth presentation at Business Insider's IGNITION conference on Facebook's biggest opportunities looking to the future.<p>Here's the full presentation he gave outlining his predictions for what's next for the social network.

Advertising

RIP to Twitter backgrounds: All user profiles on the web will now be white

<b>Your customised Twitter background just died.</b><p>Say goodbye to sunlit landscapes, tiled pictures of Harry Styles and pugs in watering cans; from now on when you visit someone's Twitter profile all you'll get is white.<p>This blank canvas is meant to show off tweets themselves, rather than users' profiles.<p>…

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2015

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here’s …

How to Use Social Media Insights to Improve Your Marketing

Are you marketing on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest? Do you know which type of posts your followers prefer? Social media analytics let you see who …

Social Media Marketing

7 Brilliant Examples of Brands Driving Long-Tail Organic Traffic

There’s no doubt that long-tail keywords are popular among content marketers, bloggers and SEOs. The reason for that is simple: consumers are using …

Social Media Marketing

2016 Social Media Marketing Predictions From the Experts

Are you looking for the hot marketing trends coming in 2016? Do you want to know where social media pros are focusing their attention? In 2015, new …

Social Media Marketing

SSD Prices Are Plummeting, Say Good-Bye to Hard Drives

Solid-state drives are superior to hard drives in every way but one: they’re faster, lighter, and less fragile, but they’re also more expensive. The …

Cool Stuff

Digital Advertising Budgets 2016: 4 Trends You Need To Know [Infographic]

Explore more:<p>Digital Transformation<p>mobile marketing<p>marketing trends<p>November 14, 2015 Irfan Ahmad<p>So what's in store for digital advertising in …

Why Apple Decided to Block Ads on the Same Day It Started Pushing a News App

Well that’s quite a coincidence. The very same day Apple turned its News app into a mandatory blob on your home screen, it also rolled out ad …

Advertising

Instagram Marketing Gains Powerful Advertising Platform

Everyone’s watching Instagram.<p>From Instagram marketing buffs to naysayers, the digital community has been closely following the photo and video …

23 Tools for Social Media Monitoring

Social media can be a good resource for promoting a business. But if you’re just plugging your brand, you’re missing the point. Listening to others …

Social Media Marketing

How to Republish, Repurpose and Reinvent Your Content Using LinkedIn Publisher

Want to give existing content new life and greater visibility? Looking for a way to publish more often without much extra work? Use LinkedIn …

Digital Marketing

Why Spreading Yourself Thin on Social Media is a Terrible Mistake

Ever since social media first started taking over the Internet, marketing and PR pros have found ways to utilize these sites to their advantage. If you want to launch a successful marketing campaign, then having a strong social media campaign is an important part of this effort. However, you need …

Social Media Marketing

Waiting for Android’s inevitable security Armageddon

Editorial: Android's update strategy doesn't scale, and that's recipe for disaster.<p>We're on day <i>who-the-heck-knows</i> of the Android Stagefright security …

Android Lollipop

Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook

Create a social network or risk everything.<p>That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief architect, Vic Gundotra, in meetings with the company's top brass.<p>Gundotra, described by colleagues we spoke with as …

Google

Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

<i>Update: After this article was published, YouPorn contacted us to say it had removed AddThis technology from its website, saying that the website was</i> …

10 Pointless Phrases You Keep Including in Emails

Stop wasting your time and everyone else's--ditch these 10 common but annoying email phrases.<p>Emails are the currency of business communication in today's world. And although there are screens and wires between senders and receivers, maintaining proper courtesy and etiquette is still important. …

Etiquette

Infographic: How You’re Killing Your Own Creativity

<b>Did you know</b> that you might be killing your creativity unknowingly?<p><b>Entrepreneur Magazine</b> has put together an infographic on the eight ways that you …

The 8 Dying Trends In Website Design To Stay Away From

When redesigning your website, it’s important to create a digital storefront that is, above all, usable and appealing to your ideal customer.<p>It’s …