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Sep

26

2017

18 Personal Websites to Inspire Your Own

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List of Blogging Websites HubSpot.com WordPress.com Squarespace.com Medium.com Wix.com Typepad.com Tumblr.com Ah, the job search. Some refer to it as a full-time job in itself. Others compare it to dating. And several cats over at BuzzFeed think it just plain sucks. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  When you’re applying for a job, you’re […]

Sep

26

2017

5 of the Coolest Bots of 2017

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In case you haven’t already heard, bots are the new black. Seriously. The new strategy of providing 1:1, instantaneous assistance to users and customers is proving successful for brands across industries.  And although we’ve rounded up AI and bot use cases for you as they relate to productivity and marketing, we wanted to round up […]

Sep

23

2017

7 Examples of Email Signatures That Drive Conversions

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Email is still the workhorse of digital marketing. In fact, the number of emails sent and received per day total over 205 billion, according to The Radicati Group Email Statistics Report. There are no other marketing channels as effective and efficient as email — but there still might be a use for email your team is […]

Sep

23

2017

You’re Pregnant! Just Kidding. Here’s the News You Missed This Week.

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Sometimes, I wonder if the internet can be boiled down to a single sentiment: “Oops.” That was certainly the underlying theme of some major news items this week, like the one our headline alludes to — more on that below. After all, the digital landscape is a setting that can be described at once as […]

Sep

22

2017

Why 2017 Is the Year of Bots [Video]

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Last week, while I was using a website’s chat feature to get some much-needed customer service, I realized something shocking: I couldn’t tell if I was chatting with a human or a bot. Before 2017, my notion of bots — and chatbots, specifically — was that they could only provide canned, basic responses before escalating […]

Sep

22

2017

Google Acquired a Team From HTC and It Surprised No One

Late last night — at least, here on the East Coast — a formal announcement was made that, if you’re as obsessed with the business of mobile as we are, didn’t exactly come as a surprise. The word: Google had acquired a team from mobile electronics company HTC in a $1.1 billion deal. When the […]

Sep

22

2017

Which Blogging Tips Get Results? [New Survey Data]

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When it comes to business blogging, how much time do people put into creating posts? How long are their articles? What goes into them? How often do they publish new content? How do they promote their posts? Do they measure the results? The answers to any and all of the questions deliver interesting insights on […]

Sep

21

2017

Should You Even Bother With Bots? An Expert Weighs In [Video]

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  If you’re a human with internet access in 2017, you’ve probably talked to a bot recently — even if you weren’t fully aware of it. With over five billion monthly active users on messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, the current tech landscape is set for a veritable explosion of chatbots and AI-based […]

Sep

21

2017

Thanks Live Chat, Messaging Will Take It From Here

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Automation is a funny thing. Too little is the enemy of efficiency. Too much kills engagement. Think about email. Automated email nurturing campaigns were the answer to individually following up with every single person who downloaded a piece of content from your website. In the name of efficiency, marketers queued up a series of emails […]

Sep

21

2017

How to Ask for a Promotion (and Have Other Tough Conversations With Your Boss)

Last year, my colleagues launched a tool called The Next Five to help people navigate through those times in their career where they’re feeling kind of stuck. You know — when you’re just not sure what the next step is on your career path. And while many of us think about this stuff from time […]

Sep

20

2017

6 Interview Questions to Assess Emotional Intelligence

Despite what you might have come to believe after sorting through the internet’s seemingly bottomless slew of articles on the subject, emotional intelligence is more than just a buzzword. The ability to empathize with others, build lasting relationships, and manage emotions in a healthy way has been proven time and time again to be one of the […]

Sep

19

2017

How to Create a Pillar Page

Like the magnificent architectural wonders that hold up The Pantheon in Rome, pillars will help you hold up your blog’s architecture, too. You have to build them yourself — but we promise it takes less time and effort than building them from marble or concrete. In this blog post, we’ll dive into everything you need […]

Sep

19

2017

The 27 Best Instagram Accounts for Design Inspiration

Instagram has become a finely curated destination for gorgeous photos, videos, and visual content that all clamor for the best Likes and comments. It’s as if the urge to visit a modern art museum can now be satisfied from the comfort of our own homes — or bus seats, or lunch breaks. That is, if […]

Sep

18

2017

13 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview

I never used to understand what people mean when they say that they “interview well.”  How was that possible? If you’re too prepared, your answers sound robotic, and if you’re too unprepared, you start most answers with a long sip of water to gather your thoughts. Now, I understand (or at least, I think I […]

Sep

17

2017

#29: Stay at Home Moms Making Money

I was invited to speak at an LDS Homeschooler’s Conference hosted by Celestia Shumway (treeoflifemothering.com), attended by mothers who wanted to stay at home to raise their children but who sometimes struggled to make ends meet financially. In this program, I share more candidly my own struggle to be a stay at home mom and […]

Sep

15

2017

The Internet Had a Busy Week. Here’s What You Missed.

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The drama of this week’s Apple event is hardly over. Despite many of the announcements having been leaked in the days leading up to it, the tech world is still positively a-Twitter about what was unveiled, and what will come of it. Many are wondering if the iPhone 8 models are really that different from […]

Sep

15

2017

17 Data Visualization Resources You Should Bookmark

Whether you’re writing a blog post, putting together a presentation, or working on a full-length report, using data in your content marketing strategy is a must. Using data helps enhance your arguments by making your writing more compelling. It gives your readers context. And, it helps provide support for your claims. That said, if you’re […]

Sep

14

2017

The 6-Step Brand Build to Grow Your Business on a Budget

In marketing, it seems like the word “brand” is used a lot — the leading brand, off-brand, personal brand … you get the picture.  But there’s often confusion around its meaning in business. What does it entail? Do I need to hire an expert? Branding is expensive, right? To that very last point, it doesn’t have to be. […]

Sep

14

2017

How Frequently Should I Publish on Social Media? A HubSpot Experiment

Social media can be an overwhelming place — even for the experts. Which networks should they use, what should they write, how frequently should they post, and does the time they post really matter? I analyzed HubSpot customer data for one week during the month of June — comprised of a total of roughly 10K […]

Sep

13

2017

Yesterday’s Apple Event Was as Bananas as We Expected

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When it comes to product-centric events and announcements, advance leaks and rumors are nothing new for Apple. But something about this round was different. The pre-emptive reveals came with more detail, more clamor, and — at least for us — more excitement. “This,” we thought, “is going to be completely bonkers.” For the most part, […]