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10 of the Best Ads from February: Offbeat Serenades, Great Hair, and a Potato
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We’re recapping some of the best ads from February, and we promise they aren’t all Super Bowl ads you’ve already seen. February brought us an impressive selection of 30-second spots, extended videos, and interactive campaigns. We even included a particularly clever banner ad. Whatever projects you’re preparing to tackle next month, take a look through these […]

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How LinkedIn Uses LinkedIn for Marketing [Infographic]
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If you’ve applied for a job within the last several years, you’ve probably used LinkedIn somewhere along the way. Whether you’re updating your resume, applying for a role, or communicating with a recruiter, LinkedIn has become a huge part of the modern job search. And while LinkedIn might not be your first thought when it […]

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The Do's and Don'ts of Infographic Typography [Free Guide]
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The following is an excerpt from Do’s and Don’ts of Infographic Design, a free guide we created with our friends at leading graphic design software company Venngage. If you’d like to access the full guide, click here. One of the most important, but least considered parts of designing an infographic is typography. After all, picking […]

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Marketing Trivia: How Much Random Marketing Knowledge Do You Have?
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Think fast: Do you know what the Twitter logo is named after, or what animal species was featured in the first ever Instagram post? Too easy? Okay, smarty pants, how about this one: In 2010, Google released an update to its algorithm called ____ that makes sure its search results are up to date with […]

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How to Learn Excel Online: 12 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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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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What Consumers Really Want From Your Video Content [Infographic]
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Video content is no longer an option: It’s a necessary component of any successful marketing strategy. The good news? Your audience wants to see more videos from you, and they engage with them at higher rates than other types of content. Email open and clickthrough rates improve when the word “video” is used in subject […]

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The Stories Behind 5 Social Networks That Never Caught On
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What was the first social network you ever joined? While many people will recall it being Facebook or Twitter, others might remember some of the earlier, less popular social networks. You know, like Friendster, Open Diary, and Orkut?  A lot these primitive social networks go forgotten, but that doesn’t make their stories any less important. […]

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5 Steps for Improving Your Media Outreach: Insights From 1,300 Publishers
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The media needs content to report, and marketers need exposure for their content. Together, it seems like these two would have a pretty simple, mutually beneficial relationship, right? Unfortunately, like most modern-day relationships, it’s never really that simple. Marketers and PR professionals have long been denounced by the media as spin doctors thanks to poor […]

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