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8 Reasons You Gotta Stop Buying Email Lists (Listen Up, Scott Brown)
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Editor’s note: We’re republishing this Insiders post from November due to the recent news that former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown rented his email list to a vendor that spammed his email subscribers. Given the not-so-great attention this move received, we figured this post should serve as a reminder of the risks involved with using third-party lists.

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How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign: Insights From RingSafe
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In 2013, 3 million people from 214 countries and territories (and all seven continents) pledged $480 million to Kickstarter projects. From Cards Against Humanity, to Pebble smartwatches, to a human-powered helicopter, Kickstarter changed the world and lives of hundreds of thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs through its crowdfunding platform.

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"They Said Email Was Dying": How BuzzFeed Revived the Email Newsletter
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When you think of BuzzFeed, a few things probably come to mind. Cats. Memes. Quizzes that’ll tell you which celebrity you’re most like. Videos that make you tear up awkwardly at work. Basically, you picture any and all viral content.   You probably don’t think of wildly successful email newsletters.

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How to Create a Microsoft Excel Graph: A 1-Minute Explanation
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This post is an excerpt from the video series 4 Essential Microsoft Excel Skills Every Marketer Should Learn. If you want to become a master of the almighty spreadsheet, watch the full video series here. Creating an Excel graph? Really? Doesn’t everyone and their brother already know how to do that?

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How to Break the Communication Barrier Between Marketers and Designers [Q&A]
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Sometimes, it seems like marketers and designers speak different languages. You have marketers focusing on the timeline, designers focusing on the creation process, and neither of them understanding where the other is coming from. That’s a worst case scenario, and perhaps a

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The Best Quotes From Oscar Wilde on Writing and Creativity [SlideShare]
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Getting stuck in a writing rut is the worst. There are few things more annoying and frustrating than looking at a computer screen, on deadline for your latest marketing project, only to have the cursor tauntingly blink back at you. You want to fix that awkwardly worded sentence or make a witty intro suddenly appear on your […]

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Are You Cut Out to Be a CEO? [Infographic]
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“Pshh, I could do that job.” Ever utter that? Probably. … Ever utter it about your CEO? If you have, this is the infographic for you. While it doesn’t shed light on all of the

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20 Browser Bookmarks Every Marketer Should Install [SlideShare]
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Over the years, I’ve tried my best to collect and organize a list of the best marketing articles, social media and content creation tools, blogs, and other resources I could use for inspiration. Despite my best efforts, though, I’ve failed to keep up with bookmarking resources that could help me (and even organize the bookmarks I’ve already […]

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Pinterest FAQs: Answers to 11 Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask
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Did you know that Pinterest is turning four in March? I mean, where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday marketers were beginning to explore how Pinterest could fit into their marketing strategies. Now, the site has over 70 million active users, and marketers around the world have embraced it as a legitimate […]

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