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The Dark Side of Customer Service: When the Customer Is "Right" but Insane
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By now you’ve probably seen the unbelievable video making the rounds on the internet of a woman demanding her money back at a Dunkin’ Donuts store. If you haven’t, you can see it on Gawker where I first discovered it, or below where we’ve embedded the YouTube video.

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How to Make Sure Your Designers Stay Ahead of the Curve
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Great designers don’t get that way by accident. It takes years of focus and countless hours of practice in order for a designer to establish both a highly polished eye and an expert level of tactical skill. Due to the lengthy nature of the endeavor, it can be difficult — especially when working in a relatively […]

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How to Transform Your Social Media Connections Into Real-Life Relationships
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Building relationships in social media isn’t easy. It isn’t second nature, and it takes a ton of time. But if done right, solid social media relationships can be very helpful in developing and maintaining strong “real-life” relationships. There’s even data to prove it.

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Copyright Law on the Internet Is a Total Train Wreck Right Now
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I’m going to tell you a little story, but before I do, a warning: It ain’t pretty. It’s a perfectly fine Thursday afternoon. I’m going about my business, happily editing a blog post, when I get an email from the head of HubSpot’s legal department. Oh boy. 

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Facebook Kills Sponsored Stories, Cuts Ad Products in Half
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My buddy over at Nanigans broke some news to me this morning — Facebook has announced it’s getting rid of Sponsored Stories. To be honest, it’s hard for me to remember how Sponsored Stories differ from the 26 other ad products Facebook has.

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Ready to Play Some Business Babble Bingo? [Free Customizable Bingo Cards]
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You know the best part of a meeting? When it ends. If it’s dragging on, and walking out mid-meeting is too brazen for your taste (fair), how about a covert game of Business Babble Bingo to keep your attention? You can make it look like you’re taking notes. It’s foolproof.

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Reality Check: 40% of Your Article Goes Right Down the Drain
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And when I say 40% of your article goes down the drain, what I really mean is most readers only get about 60% of the way through any given article you write. As a content creator, you might be experiencing that maddening/frustrating/what the hell am I doing all this writing for feeling right about now. All […]

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What You Need to Know This Morning: June 7, 2013
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Don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty bad for Mindy Crandell, that Florida mom who let an 84-year-old woman cut in front of her in line for lottery tickets … and then the line-cutter won the $590.5 million Powerball jackpot. Mindy says she’s not upset, but come on.

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14 of the Worst Typos We've Ever Seen
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Here’s the thing. Typos happen. No matter how vigilant you are, no matter how many times you run spell check, no matter how many times you proofread, one of those suckers will slip through. Maybe that’s why whenever I catch a typo in someone else’s marketing I’m suddenly a little bit happier. Some call that schadenfreude, […]

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