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Meet the Ad Guy Who Gets Paid to Kidnap People and Play Cruel Pranks
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This post originally appeared on the Opinion section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to Opinion. Ray Wert has an awesome job. He runs a digital agency called Tiny Toy Car, and to hear him tell it, he basically gets paid to kidnap people and play evil pranks on them. Wert’s […]

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The State of SEO in 2014
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Most search engine-optimization (SEO) practitioners (71%) say understanding the link between social sharing and search rankings is more important in 2014 than it was last year, according to a recent report from BrightEdge. Read the full article at MarketingProfs

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Which Company Should You Actually Work For? [Quiz]
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Finding a dream job is like dating. Sometimes, you’ll find it on your very first gig out of school. Other times, you’ll kiss a bunch of frogs before landing a job that you love doing every day, at a company with a culture you love. Wouldn’t it be nice to know ahead of time where you’d […]

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Twitter's New Profile Layout, Gmail's Image-Heavy Inbox & More in HubSpot Content This Week
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Our digital social tools are both a blessing and a curse. While they provide us with an unmatched way to interact with the modern consumer, keeping up with the never ending changes and updates can often feel like a full time job all on its own.

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The Definition of List Segmentation [In Under 100 Words]
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List segmentation is exactly what it sounds like — you divide up your contacts into a bunch of smaller lists, or segments, based on criteria you set. These segments can be cut and combined in a number of different ways based on lead intelligence. For instance, you can segment your contacts based on psychographics, demographics, industry, […]

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From Direct Mail to Digital: How Your School Can Avoid the Dreaded #CollegeMail
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Letters, brochures, and magazines from hundreds of schools overwhelm students as soon as they start their college search. But current high school students are more connected online than any other generation, ever. You don’t want thousands of dollars of “marketing” to go right into the trash or end up in

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Why Search Volume Doesn't Matter as Much as You Think
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Search volume calculates the numbers of times a keyword is searched for in a particular search engine. Previously, it was the marketer’s go-to metric to figure out what keywords would be the best to optimize around. However, as we (and search engines) have become smarter about how we optimize for

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Facebook Cracks Down on News Feed Spam From Brand Pages
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We all hate spam. (The web version — not the canned good. I’ll let you speak for yourself on the latter.)  Well, Facebook couldn’t agree more. Yesterday, Facebook announced it would be cracking down on spammy stories in the News Feed — particularly those from brand pages

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How Colors Impact What We Purchase [Infographic]
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Marketers have started focusing more and more on the design and layout of their content — and it makes sense. Research shows that 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text. But what if we’re missing out on a simple way to increase […]

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