Internet Marketing

59% Say Running a Small Business Is Harder Today Than 5 Years Ago [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Small businesses don’t exactly have it easy. And with new marketing technologies emerging at a rapid pace in recent years, it’s no wonder 59% of small business owners say it’s harder to run a small business now than it was just five years ago.

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Facebook Hashtags Take a Page From Twitter’s Ad Business, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week
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Almost every day, it seems like some company or social network is redesigning itself or adding new features or something. Don’t get us wrong, this isn’t a bad thing, it’s just a lot to keep track of — especially while we’ve been busy prepping to celebrate Father’s Day today.

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Apple's Product Videos: Corporate Fluff or Brilliant Mission Statements?
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Apple introduced a bunch of new products this week, including a new Mac Pro, new Mac operating system, a new streaming music service called iTunes Radio, and a new version its iOS mobile operating system. They’re all interesting enough … but you know what was even better?

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An Insider's View: Inbound Marketing in Europe Versus the U.S.
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At the launch of HubSpot’s European office in Dublin in March, my colleagues here at Brightfire shared some insights from a few of our customers on what it’s like to do inbound marketing in Europe — because, well, it’s a bit different than in the U.S. In this blog post, I wanted to continue that

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What You Need to Know This Morning: June 7, 2013
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Don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty bad for Mindy Crandell, that Florida mom who let an 84-year-old woman cut in front of her in line for lottery tickets … and then the line-cutter won the $590.5 million Powerball jackpot. Mindy says she’s not upset, but come on.

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14 of the Worst Typos We've Ever Seen
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Here’s the thing. Typos happen. No matter how vigilant you are, no matter how many times you run spell check, no matter how many times you proofread, one of those suckers will slip through. Maybe that’s why whenever I catch a typo in someone else’s marketing I’m suddenly a little bit happier. Some call that schadenfreude, […]

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How to Write the Worst Guest Blogging Pitch of All Time [Template]
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When you’re pitching a guest post to a blog for the first time, you have one chance to get noticed — so you don’t want to blow it. At the risk of tooting our own horn, we frequently get hit up to feature guest blog contributions on this blog. And we’re always thrilled to feature bloggers […]

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Timeless, Not at All Offensive Snippets From a 1964 Marketing Textbook
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Why am I reading a marketing textbook from 1964? Let me explain. My co-worker Mike Lemire came bounding gleefully to my desk the other day, fresh off a lovely weekend in the sun. But that’s not why he was skipping along so merrily.

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