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Negotiating a Job Offer? 15 Rules From a Harvard Business Professor
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This post originally appeared on the Opinion section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to Opinion. So you’ve been through a few job interviews and now you’re down to brass tacks — you’re negotiating the offer. This can be complex, tricky business — and costly, too, if you don’t do it […]

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The Difference Between Hard Bounces and Soft Bounces [FAQs]
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When I first tried my hand at email marketing, I was blown away by how many terms I needed to learn. I kept drawing blanks on what terms actually meant for the first few months I was learning about email marketing. The terms that gave me the most trouble? Hard and soft bounces. 

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PayPal Updates Crowdfunding Policies to Help Nonprofits and Entrepreneurs
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Crowdfunding is here to stay. The shift for entrepreneurs to get ideas funded online has opened up a new market for innovation, and changed how organizations raise funds and awareness for their mission. Inspiring a community online through targeted social media, email marketing, and storytelling will 

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A Beginner’s Guide to LinkedIn Showcase Pages
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Having more than one buyer persona is a balancing act. If they’re very different, you may feel like you’re constantly in danger of not giving one enough attention, or confusing your personas with untargeted content. Add the problem of keeping all your content grouped together on one social media page, and you’re really lost.

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Is "Nurture" Code for "Neglect"?
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Do you ever wonder how much hidden potential is buried in your lead nurturing pile? The truth is, many businesses have leads that slip through the cracks. Maybe on the surface it didn’t appear to be a good lead, maybe the timing was off because they weren’t quite ready to buy, or maybe your inside […]

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The Benefits of Using Content to Show Your Nonprofit's Impact
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Using content to show your impact, whether it be through videos, a blog, images, interactive website pages, or downloadable guides or brochures, is becoming more and more important to your current and future supporters. Even Charity Navigator is adjusting its rating system to take into account how impact is

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The Essential Email Marketing Metrics You Should Be Tracking
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There’s a lot to say when it comes to how to do email marketing well. We could talk for days about the most critical components of an optimized email, common email marketing mistakes you might be making, and examples of brilliant email marketing that will inspire you. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter […]

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Why Marketing Automation Fails: 3 Common Reasons
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Human-to-human connections are the heart and soul of marketing. You don’t need statistics to prove the value of personalized messages, multi-channel marketing, and high quality content. It’s common sense — consumers are more responsive to brands that care.

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7 Inspiring Things I Learned During My Weekend With The Oatmeal
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This post originally appeared on Contently’s blog, The Content Strategist. A year ago, I spent a weekend with one of the internet’s most popular — and notorious — creative people: Matthew Inman, the artist behind the viral comic sensation TheOatmeal.com. I was writing a story for Wired, following Inman around New York as he explored the late […]

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