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58 Best Marketing Tools to Build Your Strategy in 2017
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In the world of marketing, it seems like there are always new tools, tips, tricks, and trends to discover and incorporate into your marketing strategy. How is it possible to keep up with them all? As a marketer myself, I often wish I had a better sense of all of the tools available to me — […]

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Demystifying Creative Success: How to Build a Creative Career from Scratch
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If you start your career at a corporate bank, the path to success is usually presented as a clear progression of incremental promotions, straightforward skill requirements, and predictable time lines. For those of us hell-bent on pursuing a creative career, there is no luxury of a well-trodden path. Achieving big league success in a creative field can […]

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How to Build a Growth-Minded Design Process at Your Agency
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As important as creativity is to an agency’s success, no great work can be produced without a great process. Next time you admire a stunning design project, think for a moment: This work looks great, but did it go out on time? Did the project exceed budget? Was the client actually happy with the end […]

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The Proven Guide to Using Live Video to Build Your Personal Brand
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The Proven Guide to Using Live Video to Build Your Personal Brand2015 was a banner year for video and, in my opinion, a big year for video marketing—something that ramped up through 2016. We saw a lot of brands jumping on the video bandwagon as Snapchat gained steam, Instagram unleashed live video, Twitter released video […]

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How to Build Trust Online: 7 Little Ways to Create a Trustworthy Website
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When it comes to establishing trust, it doesn’t matter how compelling your calls-to-action are, how engaging your content is, or how quickly your pages load on mobile screens. If visitors to your site have any doubts about how trustworthy you are, they’ll bounce right out and never come back. Especially in the B2B sector, where […]

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4 Effective Ways to Build Backlinks for a Brand New Site
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Starting to build links for a new site is a lot like climbing a mountain. You’re starting from ground zero with a lot of enthusiasm, but when you realize you have to climb for days to get anywhere, that enthusiasm often turns to the feeling of being overwhelmed. But when it comes to your site, […]

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Inbound Link Building 101: 33 White Hat Ways to Build Backlinks for SEO
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There’s no question that building great inbound links to your site is hard work. While many site owners resort to spamming blog comment sections to get their backlinks, that’s neither necessary, nor effective for your SEO efforts. But it’s probably just a last ditch effort since, although there’s much talk about generating inbound links, the […]

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The Psychology of Ecommerce: Why Your Loyalty Program May Not Build Loyalty
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Loyalty rewards programs are a staple of retail and ecommerce brands, but what if they’re doing more harm than good? At their most basic, loyalty programs allow customers to accrue points or punch cards until free items or discounts are earned. But what if sometimes a simple “thank you” is all you need? The Trivialization […]

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