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15 Smart Marketers Share Insights on the Future of the Industry
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Marketers, rejoice. You’ve made it through an intense Q4. Now, it’s time to start thinking about this year — and guess what? It’s never been more exciting to be a content-loving, metrics-driven marketer. The beauty of marketing is that it’s creative, community-focused, collaborative, and fun.

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Is My Company Ready for Marketing Automation?
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Wait! Don’t sign that marketing automation contract …yet. If you’re a CEO, you may have heard about inbound marketing or marketing automation from your marketing team. They seem excited, but you’re skeptical.

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Got Writer's Block? 7 Tips and Tricks to Make Writing Easier
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This post is an excerpt from Content Hacks: 34 Tips and Tricks for Planning and Creating Content. If you want some tips for making content creation much less painful, download the guide here.  Take it from someone who tends to write a lot — writing is hard. You’ve got to be focused, motivated, coherent, creative, concise

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Do You REALLY Need to Host a Webinar?
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Don’t be fooled: Webinars can be a lot more work than they may initially seem. Conducting one is more than just getting an expert or two in a room together to talk for an hour. It takes careful planning, promotion, content creation, and collaboration.

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7 Email Newsletters We Actually Like Getting in Our Inboxes
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When people first start doing email marketing, they usually jump into creating an email newsletter. “It’ll have everything our customers care about, all in one place,” they rationalize. “Our list will be different — people will look forward to getting our newsletter,” they argue. “Since we’re only sending it once a month, it’ll be a […]

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Game Changer: Facebook Launches New 'Donate' Button for Nonprofits
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Facebook is believed to be the most effective social media platform for nonprofits, according to a recent study by the Content Marketing Institute. While there have been many attempts to provide organizations with an easy way to take donations on Facebook, the adoption of functionality has been slow. Well, the wait is over … almost.

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8 Ways to Better Engage Your Major Donors and Foundations
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The shift in donor engagement isn’t just with everyday donors. Peer-to-peer fundraising continues to grow as a new channel for online fundraising. However, major donors are shifting in their needs and involvement with organizations. While they value honesty and proof of impact, they’ve also taken on the roles of advisor, investor, and thought leader within organizations […]

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17 Pieces of Terrible, Awful, No Good, Very Bad Marketing Advice
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All of us are trying to get better at our jobs. Whether you’re in a brand new gig and trying to hit the ground running or you’re a longtime veteran looking to stay at the tippy-top of your marketing game, we’re all working to keep up with the latest and greatest trends in marketing. The problem […]

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How to Write Emails People Want to Respond To [SlideShare]
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This post originally appeared on Inbound Sales, a new section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to the Sales section. Hi. My name is Michael Pici, and I thought I’d share some content around writing emails in order to … okay, I’ll stop right there. Does that opening honestly make you want to read this blog […]

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