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July Social Media News: Snapchat Links, Instagram Photo Replies & More
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In the age of the 24-hour news cycle, it’s tough — scratch that — it’s impossible to keep up with every single story that comes out. And that’s especially true of social media, where new features and apps are launched at a speed that leaves social media marketers wondering, “So … where should I post […]

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How to Use Surveys to Hook More Customers
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What’s the number one goal of content marketing? Besides the obvious answer of generating leads and making conversions, it’s maximizing engagement. Content marketing thrives on engagement! You want your audience to take an active interest in your content and interact with your brand. This typically comes in the form of likes, shares, comments, etc. But […]

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How to Get More Followers on Instagram: A Guide to Earning Your First 1,000 Followers
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You might already know that Instagram is a growing channel that lets individuals and businesses alike expand their brand. For businesses especially, it’s a way to humanize your brand, recruit future employees, showcase your product and company culture, delight customers, and generate new business. But here’s the deal: Unless you’re famous, it’s really hard to […]

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14 PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Building More Creative Slideshows [+Templates]
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I like to think of Microsoft PowerPoint as a test of basic marketing skills. To create a passing presentation, I need to demonstrate design skills, technical literacy, and a sense of personal style. If the presentation has a problem (like an unintended font, a broken link, or unreadable text), then I’ve probably failed the test. […]

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These Are the Best Ways I’ve Discovered to Get More Facebook Followers Free
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Facebook marketing is somewhat of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, Facebook had 1.94 billion monthly active users as of Q1 2017. That’s the most users of any social network by far. On the other hand, its organic reach is lousy. According to a study by Social@Ogilvy, Organic reach has declined to just six […]

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15 Uncomfortable Things That Will Make You More Successful
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In a truly beautiful letter to his daughter Yolande, Sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois extolled the virtues of being uncomfortable. Yolande was headed to a new school halfway around the world from the neighborhood and people she knew. It was years before women had the right to vote, and decades before the Civil Rights Movement. Du Bois knew she would have more than a […]

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How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable: 7 Tips for Having More Productive Discussions
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George S. Patton once said: “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” In business, stirring the proverbial pot can be a good thing. And while negotiating these matters can be challenging — especially when they involve our teammates or bosses — differences in opinion will often lead to progress.  The most important thing to remember […]

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Should You Be Using Live Video to Make More Money?
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Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope. All the major social platforms are integrating live streaming in some form. Several up-and-comers, like Meerkat and MeVee, are also creating buzz. And this all means one thing: Live video is hot. Scorching hot. It seems everyone is now using live video in some fashion to connect and interact with […]

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