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15 Phenomenal TED Talks You Need to Watch Today
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Often, we inbound marketers learn from inbound marketing blogs written by inbound marketers who sell inbound marketing software or run inbound marketing agencies … and it can get kind of stale. We’re all writing and reading about the same thing, so it becomes this vortex of similar content that can be hard to sift through […]

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The History of Advertising: How Consumers Won the War for Their Attention [SlideShare]
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You’ll never believe it, but there was a time when humans lived without being blasted by advertising everywhere they turned. In fact, before brands started cramming messages into every communication channel on earth (some even in outer space), “advertising” was simply a helpful suggestion for something you might need — like soap, for instance.

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10 Quick Tips for Getting More Business Value Out of Twitter
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Social media, especially Twitter, requires a lot of effort in order to extract business value. But with over 200 million active users, the probability that your prospects, leads, and customers are using the Twitter is high. This means conversations that could drive business value are happening; they’re just surrounded by irrelevant clutter. 

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Twitter Starts Highlighting Websites That Embed Tweets
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Twitter is a cool platform, but it’s got some problems. It’s just so cluttered, you know? There’s so much content, and it’s so text-based, it’s pretty hard to get people excited about scrolling through that hectic Twitter timeline. But Twitter gets it. And I think that’s why we’ve been seeing so much experimentation on their

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Twitter Testing Automatic In-Stream Image Previews on Twitter.com, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week
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There’s been a lot of buzz about social media this week, especially around social search and visual content. Companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Microsoft have all made some great new additions to their features to improve the social experience for their users.

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Community Managers: Salaries, Skill-Sets, and Experience Levels
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Community managers are less technical and more seasoned than is often portrayed, with an average of eight years of work experience and three years of community management experience, according to a recent report. Read the full article at MarketingProfs

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The Ultimate Editing Checklist
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As we all know, content creation isn’t as simple as just stringing together a few words and clicking “publish.” At least all high-quality content creators know this. From start to finish, content creation has quite a few steps if you really think about it — concepting, production, and the whole editorial process. Unfortunately, it’s that […]

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How to Harness the Power of Data to Elevate Your Content
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If you were going to ask your CEO for more inbound marketing budget this year, which argument would be more convincing: “I ‘feel’ it’s the right thing to do,” or, “48% of marketers are increasing their inbound budgets this year, and it’s the third year in a row the industry is expanding at almost a 50% rate. […]

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30-Day Challenge: 8 Little Changes to Your Marketing That'll Make a Big Impact
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You’ve all heard of TED Talks, right? Their tagline is “Ideas Worth Spreading,” and some colleagues of mine have surfaced one of their talks that I think has an idea worth spreading to a lot of our readers. So, I’m blogging about it. Like bloggers do.

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