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Transitioning to Inbound: A Recipe for Long-Term Success
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Change is hard. Most people will naturally resist it. But for organizations to keep pace in a rapidly changing business world, they need to embrace change — and leaders need to make it comfortable for employees to embrace it, too. Anyone who has ever adopted an inbound marketing program knows supporting this

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Brands Show Support for Decision on DOMA, and Other Stories You Missed Today
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Poor dolphins. Apparently they’re choking to death on fish! Stay strong, Flipper. Those fish spines’ll gitcha. Aside from disheartening dolphin news, a bunch of other stuff went down today, so take a moment to get caught up below.

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The 7 Principles of Conversion-Centered Landing Page Design
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Designing an optimized landing page isn’t exactly a cakewalk. If you want to achieve a respectable conversion rate, that is. So … how schooled are you in the concept of conversion-centered design? Conversion-centered design (CCD) is a discipline targeted specifically at designing

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Six Seconds? Bah. YouTube Says Long Videos Sometimes Work Better
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Miniature video has been in the news a lot lately, thanks to Twitter’s Vine app where you make six-second movies, and Instagram’s new 15-second video feature. But over at YouTube, they’re finding shorter isn’t always better.

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What You Missed Today: June 25, 2013
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Anyone been to Google today? It’s paying homage to architect Antoni Gaudi, who is most famous for designing the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona (and may or may not be the origin behind the word “gaudy,” according to some in my friend circle). If you haven’t Googled yet today, the image is to the right — […]

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8 of the Most Uplifting Commercials of All Time
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One of the greatest misconceptions about inbound marketers is that we hate advertisements. Quite the contrary. We hate bad advertisements (but who doesn’t?), and we dislike inefficient marketing & advertising budget expenditures. On the flip side of the same coin, we also love knowing where our money is being spent, and exactly how much ROI we’re going […]

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The 12 Worst Things About Conferences We're Officially Nixing
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Some events are cool. Some events are as stale as a week-old pizza crust. Okay. Confession time. I’ve done all the following at corporate events: fallen asleep sitting up, gotten a la-hot of work done on my mobile device, found refuge in an isolated corner, Googled how to grow an indoor herb garden.

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Billion-Dollar Babies: Are All These Little Companies Really Worth $1 Billion?
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There was a time, not so very long ago, when $1 billion was a lot of money. But apparently that is no longer the case in Silicon Valley, where these days not a week goes by without a rumor about yet another company raising money at or near a $1 billion valuation.

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What You Missed Today in Marketing: June 24, 2013
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Surprise! We’re switching things up today for these news-roundup posts. This week, we’re going to try sending you a little digest at the end of the day featuring some news you may have missed. No need to freak out — we’re just trying to find the format that works best for this roundup, so let […]

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