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Content Marketing: How to Surpass 90% of the Field in 90 Days

<i>Barry Feldman is a content marketing consultant, copywriter, social media advisor and more. This post originally appeared on his blog, Feldman Creative.</i><p>Sorry. I’ve been toting this one around in my pack for a while now and haven’t yet shared it with you. Here you go, the most effective content …

How to Launch Anything Online | JUST™ Creative

<i>This article has been contributed by Zach Kitschke.</i><p>For the weeks leading up to Canva’s launch, we had a big television screen set up in the office …

12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

Shares 5K<p>Need more blog post ideas?<p>Have you ever stared at your screen, unable to figure out what to write?<p>Are you wondering what type of content …

6 Ways to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Brand

Shares 6K<p>Have you ignored Pinterest because you think your brand isn’t a fit?<p>Every brand has a story to tell and visual content can help you tell …

How 'Pages to Watch' from Facebook Can be a Source of Competitive Insight

Shares 3K<p>Are you keeping up with the competition on Facebook?<p>Are you interested in knowing what is and isn’t working for your competitors?<p>All …

How to Get Started With Social Media Marketing

Shares 7K<p>Do you need a beginner’s guide to social media marketing?<p>Looking for something to help you get started with social media?<p>Social media is a …

8 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Do you need help getting started with your social media marketing strategy? Do you know what to include? Goals and objectives guide your social media …

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6 Ways to Get Your Tweets Noticed

Shares 6K<p>Do people pay attention to your tweets?<p>Are you customizing your tweets for maximum attention?<p>About 500 million tweets are sent every day. …

13 Fascinating Facts About Bees

Sure, you know that bees pollinate our crops and give us honey. But there's so much more to these buzzing insects than that.<p>1. Their sting has some …

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How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Website Without Spending a Cent

<i>Adam Arbolino is the co-founder and CTO of DesignCrowd.com, a logo, web and graphic design marketplace.</i><p>Do you have a business idea keeping you awake at night? Are you putting it off because you think building the website is too much work or you don’t have the knowledge to do it? With the growth of …

New Webinar: The Photog's Workflow - Pinpointing Your Trouble Points and Finding a Solution

In this webinar Jared Bauman, the Founder and President of ShootDotEdit, will discuss workflow best practices and how achieving high levels of …

Netflix presses ahead with HTML5, as free software activists call for boycott

Advertisement<p>26 Comments<p>Credit: Albert Skibinski<p>Netflix (s NFLX) is pushing ahead with efforts to get rid of Microsoft’s Silverlight plugin and play …

6 Ways To Go From Anonymous Hermit To Thought Leader

People tend to buy from companies they feel comfortable with, that they know and trust. The same goes for you and me.<p>Are you going to spend a lot of money to buy a pricey electronics gizmo from a no-name company or one with an established name you’ve bought from before? If you’re like most people, …

11 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Want to get more productive? Fast Company asked amazing female entrepreneurs–like Rachel Sklar, Whitney Johnson, Cindy Gallop, Leandra Medine, and Stacy London–to share their favorite apps.<p>When I saw this piece on apps entrepreneurs can’t live without, I was delighted.<p><b>Our Previous Story</b>: <i><br>10</i> …

The 30-Minute Strategy For Creating A Successful Path To Your Goals

How the wisdom of hip-hop star Drake helped focus the author’s mind and illuminate an important idea: Great strategies are stories told backward.<p>I’m on a flight to Florida after five hours of sleep, and I should be drafting a strategic vision statement for a client I worked with yesterday.<p>But …

5 Rules For Growing Your Business Like A Baller (And Making A Great Meatball)

Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman will open their fifth Meatball Shop this summer. Here, they share their insights for growth, staying fun, and keeping the flavor. Plus: bonus video on making the perfect meatball.<p>When childhood buddies Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman opened their 39-seat eatery …

Could This Idiotic Product Help “The Internet Of Things” Go Mainstream?

Egg Minder might be dumb product design, but as a piece of mass communication about web-connected products, it just might be genius.<p>Pop quiz: how many eggs are in your refrigerator <i>right now</i>? For most of us, there are three possible answers:<p>Enough.<br>• Who cares.<br>• I don’t know, let me open the fridge and …

Unlock Your Creative Genius: 4 Steps To Being Provocative With A Purpose

It’s time to abandon your fear of provocation. You can take risks, be bold, and be creative without sinking the ship–or your career. In fact, it’s what employers value most.<p>“Why?” is the question I never take for granted.<p>So when my 4-year-old daughter bombards me with the never-ending barrage of …

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …

The NSA Can Analyze Data From Way More People Than We Thought

Even if you aren’t a direct target of the National Security Agency’s PRISM program, the agency can still pluck your Internet communications for surveillance if you fall under the increasingly large group of people the NSA considers fair game to monitor.<p>Until today, the NSA had admitted to analyzing …

AraabMuzik Video Reveals Beat Machine’s Ancient Origins

Fans of provocatively named producer AraabMuzik usually know two things about him: That his sonic brand is a breathless female voice saying “You are now listening to AraabMuzik,” and that he seriously tears it up with his instrument of choice, the MPC beat machine, at live shows. In his latest …

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