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Marketing Where They Don't Belong? 5 B2B Brands Driving Results With Instagram
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Having just hit 150 million active users, Instagram has become a marketing channel too significant to ignore. However, many B2B brands have remained hesitant to engage in a platform dominated by latte art and puppy pictures. At TrackMaven, we were vexed by this question of whether Instagram could be a

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Emails Not Getting Into Your Lists' Inboxes? Try Focusing on Engagement
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Let’s face it: The way in which email now makes it to the inbox is different than it was a couple of years ago. The big dogs of the ISP world (Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo) have changed the way they look at and value emails, from a content-identification system to an engagement/behavioral model.

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Time to Ramp Up Your Pinterest SEO: Bing Now Includes Pins in Image Searches
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Bing is in a really sweet place right now. It’s one of the only search engines that still provides keyword search data — which is huge news in and of itself. As a marketer, Bing gets a gold star just for that in my book. But that’s not all it’s done well recently.

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6 Smart Collaborations Between Nonprofits and Brands for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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As you may know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each October, a considerable amount of organizations and businesses help the cause in a variety of ways — from fundraisers to 5Ks. Many nonprofits are likely still looking for ways to give to the cause this month but may be uncertain about the best […]

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10 Ways to Make Your Content More Fun to Read
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“But I write about mortgages (or some other similarly ‘boring‘ topic) — there’s no way I can possibly make my content fun to read.” For many of you in the B2B boat, this is probably an excuse you can easily relate to. But I’m going to fight you on this one because, hey, I’m a B2B […]

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What the Heck Is Blogging? A Sneak Peek Into Marketing's Newest Pastime [Infographic]
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I’m still not entirely convinced people know what I do. I get questions all the time like, “Wait … so you just write all day?” Or, “Is that a full-time job?” Or, my personal favorite, “Is that even a real job?” I get lots of questions because the reality is most people really aren’t sure what […]

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How Does Your Company Stack Up? The Latest Trends in B2B Content [Infographic]
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One of my favorite things in grade school was that whole “gold star” system. Remember it? You do something well in the classroom and you get a shiny gold star next to your name on a chart of your whole classmates. So, at any given time, you can look around and see how you’re stacking […]

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Social Media Managers Must Work Around Lousy Business Models
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Raise your hand if you’ve ever been screwed over by an airline. Yeah, me too — multiple times. Most recently, United Airlines canceled my flight out of Cleveland an hour before my coworker and I were to depart. When we asked what to do about having nowhere to stay for

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What if Your Marketing Shut Down for a Month?
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Well folks, it happened. For the first time in 17 years, the United States federal government officially shut down today. This means that roughly 800,000 nonessential public sector employees were sent home from work without pay as legislators work toward a solution for implementing a new spending bill — an extremely unfortunate situation for the […]

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