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14 of the Best Snapchats to Follow for Inspiration
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It used to be that Snapchat was seen as a platform geared mostly toward teens and pre-teens. But over the last several years, Snapchat has added features and made changes that have helped to move it into a much broader space. No longer is it a niche photo-messaging service — it’s become an established media platform valued […]

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The Best 2017 Networking Events for Marketers
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At some point in one’s life and career, it seems that networking events have earned a bit of a shabby image. They seem to conjure images of awkward handshakes, bad wine and, if you’re lucky, a stale cheese plate. And where’s the appeal of that? The truth is, not all events fit that stereotype. Some […]

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How to Learn Excel Online: 13 of the Best Resources for Excel Training
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Like many marketers, I have a bit of experience with Microsoft Excel. I’ve used it to organize events, plan meals, and sort data — but I don’t have nearly the advanced knowledge I wish I did. And thanks to those limited skills, I’m constantly subjecting myself to the tedium of updating my spreadsheets manually. I’m […]

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14 of the Best Brands on Instagram Right Now
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For a while now, it’s been clear that Instagram isn’t just a social network for selfies and brunch pics. In fact, Instagram has a whopping 600 active monthly million users as of December 2016, the last 100 million of which joined in the prior six months. In a world where visual content remains a crucial part of […]

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6 of the Best Messaging Apps for Different Scenarios
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Anyone remember AIM — previously known as AOL Instant Messenger? I do. I remember downloading it to get through hours of a high school computer science class. I remember insisting to my parents that, no, it wasn’t a distraction from my homework — even though, you know, of course it was. And, I remember when […]

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6 of the Best Professional Bio Examples We've Ever Seen
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A short, professional bio is one of those things most people don’t think about until, all of a sudden, we’ve been asked to “shoot one over via email” and have approximately one afternoon to come up with it. That’s when we scramble. And when we scramble, our bio ends up reading like this: Rodney Erickson is a content […]

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10 of the Best Brands on Twitter (And Why They're So Successful)
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When it was first created, Twitter was designed mostly for individuals. It was a place for people to share succinct versions of their thoughts and ideas with the world. As it grew in popularity, brands jumped on board and began using the platform to communicate with consumers. Over the past decade, it’s become a go-to platform for […]

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11 of the Best Slack Apps & Integrations to Try
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These days, teams of all shapes and sizes — from NASA to charity: water — are using the real-time messaging app Slack as a tool for communication and collaboration. Over the past few years, it’s become a robust platform thanks to all of the fun and useful integrations folks have built on top of it. Nowadays, there’s […]

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