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Your Guide To Using Snapchat For Marketing

Snapchat has gone from being a simple photo and video sharing app to a marketing tool that can’t be ignored. The app has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2011; self-destructing photos and video are no longer just for smartphone-savvy teens – they’re for marketers who want a creative …

10 Brilliant Marketing Stunts That Put Startups on the Map

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>A strong marketing stunt can be a valuable tool for any company. Last week, Microsoft employees released a ridiculous "Sexy And I Know It" parody featuring the Surface tablet, and despite the horrible lyrics and dancing, it actually made the Surface …

Startups

Why private messaging apps are the future of mobile marketing

Private-messaging apps are coming at us fast. Everyone’s heard about Facebook’s massive acquisition of WhatsApp and recent development of a Snapchat lookalike under the name Slingshot. Yahoo has also made noise in the messaging app world with its acquisition of private messaging app Blink. And then …

Instagram Marketing Is Quickly Catching Up to Facebook

How close is Instagram to Facebook when it comes to brand activity? Probably closer than you think.<p>Social media shop Shareablee pulled the following …

Marketing

Richard Branson's 5 Secrets To Starting A Successful Business

Today, Branson is worth $5.1 billion and is chairman of the Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world.<p>Eight of those companies bring in over a billion dollars in revenue annually.<p>Over the past 40 years, Branson has learned the ins and outs of business through trial …

Entrepreneurship

UK Recovery Accelerates in April as Rebalancing Begins

Britain's economic recovery sped up in April, according to the Confederation of British Industry.<p>Businesses are growing increasingly confident about …

United Kingdom
Economics

10 Strategies Quick Learners Use To Pick Up Anything

We need to get good at it, since the tools we use to do our jobs are changing every year.<p>In a recent Quora thread, users answered the question: What learning strategies do people who are "quick learners" follow? We've outlined some of the best ideas for for optimizing the learning process, along …

Harvard Business School

The CEO Of Intuit Says All Successful Leaders Do These 3 Things

And according to Brad Smith, president and CEO of Intuit, they almost always do these three things:<p>The very best leaders don't feel the need to have all of the answers, Smith explains in a recent LinkedIn post. "They surround themselves with great people, and ask the right questions." It's not what …

Intuit

Here Is America's Biggest Edge Over The Rest Of The World

<i>"Japan's population falls by record 244,000 in 2013"</i><p><i>"China's Working Population Fell Again in 2013"</i><p><i>"Germany Fights Population Drop"</i><p><i>"Putin Vows to Reverse Russian Population Decline</i>"<p>The Census Bureau estimates at least 27 large counties will have smaller populations in 2050 than today, including …

Demographics

Britain must cut taxes and red tape to produce more entrepreneurs

Britain does not even rank in the top 10 nations when it comes to producing great entrepreneurs, Centre for Policy Studies finds<p>Britain is failing to produce enough globally successful entrepreneurs because of the burden of high taxes and red tape, a leading think has warned.<p>An analysis by the …

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

Britain leaving EU 'poses significant business risks'

<b>Quitting the EU would pose "very significant risks" to Britain, the body which represents major UK-based banks and insurance firms has said.</b><p>The City UK commissioned a report to examine Britain's relationship with the EU from a financial and professional services perspective.<p>The study was rejected …

European Union

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Time Management

An unlikely triumph for the summer

<i>2011 Perricone, Caruso e Minini, Sicily, Italy (£7.99, Marks & Spencer).</i><p>The rare perricone grape is only found in Sicily and it is usually blended …