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The NASCAR Parallel: 3 Ways that Wearable Technology Will Change Advertising



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What do NASCAR drivers, Little League ball players, and smart watch owners all have in common? They wear advertisements.

Maybe not in quite the same way – but as smart watches start to become popular, ads for smart watches will also start to become commonplace. Wearable ads may not just be targeted … Read more…

Twitter Cards for Business: A Guide to Getting Started



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If you’re a regular user, you’ve definitely seen Twitter Cards before. Twitter cards are essentially a way to push your content beyond the traditional 140 character limit. With a variety of choices in different optimized card types, you can add a much stronger visual image, resulting in higher… Read more…

7 Game Changing Marketing Trends to Engage Customers and Build Your Brand



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Given the need for speed and agility, a critical priority for marketers is to reevaluate your current marketing strategies to determine if they are achieving two key objectives; competitively differentiating your brand and engaging customers across the multichannel mix.

Here are 7 game changing… Read more…

Email Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing: Weighing Your Business Priorities



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If you’re here, you probably spend a good chunk of your time reading up on marketing and digital to stay current. Social media marketing certainly feels like the wave of the future; every day there are 10 more reasons to focus your time (and budget) on connecting socially to grow your business. It’s… Read more…

Social Starter: A Beginner’s Guide to Google+ Marketing



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Putting it simply, Google+ is a marketer’s dream. Sure, there are a few ins and outs you will need to learn to use it well, but it will be well your time. So, let’s kick off and explore the ways it will help you and your business fly.

Build targeted email lists using Google Circles

Google Circles are powerful,… Read more…

Drive Inbound Efficiency with Social Direct Response



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The number one objective for inbound marketing efforts in the year ahead is to increase conversion rates, according to an August 2014 survey by Ascend2/Research Partners. The same survey also found that 90% of companies are now integrating social media and other marketing tactics for inbound marketing… Read more…

3 Smart Ways to Repurpose Your Best Content for New Audiences



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In the content marketing world, sometimes you strike gold. You write a blog post that gets a lot more buzz than you’re used to, or an article that gets great feedback in comments and on social media. It could be that you had a great new idea, or explained something in a fresh way, or gave smart advice that… Read more…

Designing Content That Engages & Grows Your Business



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Content is at the core of everything in marketing and sales today. Understanding the types and “flavors” of content that drive action, engagement, and new customer acquisition will help you craft the content that will drive your business forward.

There are three “flavors” of content that… Read more…

Report Takeaways: 5 Questions to Ask Every eLearning Provider in Digital & Social Media



A Second Look: The Initial Findings of the eLearning Vendor Landscape Report 

OMI’s full report on eLearning vendors will be out in the coming weeks – but until then, I’m sharing some of the initial findings, in hopes that they’ll prove useful for decision-makers in this critical area. You’ll… Read more…

3 Storytelling Lessons from Summer’s Blockbuster Movies



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With September fading into the distance, summer is now officially over. The kids are settling into school, and the final box office tallies from this summer’s big movies are in. So what movies have you seen? What…you haven’t had time? Even as a busy marketer, you might want to make the time – because… Read more…

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