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Inbound Marketing & Social Media. Social media is not just fun and games anymore, but a genuine opportunity for establishing business relationships.

Inbound Marketing & Social Media

How does social media fit into your inbound marketing mix and how do you track it? Hear from social media experts in Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube in this interactive Vlog. The importance of attracting visitors to your brand through social media has become more apparent as lead generation occurs not only through inbound based SEO, but through social sharing. Tools like Hootsuite make posting to and managing your social properties easier, while social media integration with a marketing platform has become more sophisticated with portals like HubSpot’s social inbox. You can now see a visitor’s entire history with your brand from social following through page views and lead conversion.

Virtual Realty. Virtual reality.

Virtual Realty

Sounds futuristic, doesn’t it? It sounds like something the characters in StarTrek would talk about. But the truth of the matter is, virtual reality technology is no longer futuristic. It’s happening. Virtual Reality (or VR for short) is here. The Time Couch video was created by BrandonJLa. Virtual reality headset. How to Choose a Full-Service Marketing Agency. Oftentimes, small and medium-sized businesses believe that handling marketing in-house is the best option.

How to Choose a Full-Service Marketing Agency

But for others, just thinking about the technical aspects of marketing may cause their skin to crawl. If you are searching for a solution to your current marketing hurdles, you may be seeking a high-impact way to build brand recognition, awareness, and customer engagement. Many companies will turn to a full-service marketing agency to help them scale these hurdles by assisting, managing, or spearheading their content marketing efforts.

Can podcasts change your business for the better? If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or other large metropolis, you probably have some sort of a commute where you can listen to your favorite podcast.

Can podcasts change your business for the better?

If you are one of the lucky few who work from home, or down the road from the office then you may have to schedule time throughout your day to catch up on important podcasts. If you are not already listening, you should start. And you should start as soon as possible. Here is a list of the industry’s top rated and most listened to podcasts—a list filled with the thought leaders who continue to revolutionize the way products and services are bought and sold.

The HubCast Podcast HubCast – @TheSalesLion @GeorgeBThomas The HubCast is a discussion-based broadcast hosted by Marcus Sheridan and George Thomas of The Sales Lion (an Official HubSpot Partner Agency) specializing in inbound marketing, workshop development, and public speaking. PnR-This Old Marketing @JoePulizzi @Robert_Rose Mad Marketing - @TheSalesLion. Evolution of the Internet and Successful Inbound Marketing Strategy. E-marketing has positively and definitely changed the concept of marketing as we know it.

Evolution of the Internet and Successful Inbound Marketing Strategy

With the introduction of the Internet and the advent of digital marketing, it is now possible to reach more consumers in a personalized manner, create a standard of convenience and have your marketing materials accessible day and night. So what is a modern website as it applies to a successful inbound marketing strategy? "The Internet, combined with other information technologies, has created many interesting and innovative ways to provide customer value since its inception in 1969. "(Strauss & Frost, 2009, p. Xv) How Video Creates ROI on the Internet. Internet technology has brought about a major change in the way broadcasting takes place.

How Video Creates ROI on the Internet

Gone are the days when we had to wait until morning to get the latest news or had to wait for the repeat telecast of our preferred programs. With the advent of Internet broadcasting services, we have come to a point where any kind of information is just a click away. There was a time when people religiously sat in front of their televisions to follow their favorite shows, but viewers today adjust their show viewing to their personal needs. Even if they miss the show at the time it is aired on television, they can just watch it later on the Internet. Online video content has changed the concept of advertising. Broadcasting trends of 2014 reveal that about 46% of adult Internet users create their own content and 41% help others reach content by reposting it. People are packaging their talents into videos and posting them for the world to see.

How To Determine Professional Video Editing Costs. Due to deadline pressures, it is not uncommon to work through a video production without accurately tracking video editing costs.

How To Determine Professional Video Editing Costs

It is a good idea though to track the real hours during video editing so that you can re-analyze the actual video editing ratio when the project is complete. That way when it is time to estimate a future project you will have a better handle on how much time the project might take and what it might cost. One way many professional video editors work is by estimating how many days a project may take to edit—for example, three to four editing days for every day of shooting. This ballpark estimate is good but doesn't take into consideration if the source video recorded on the shoot day was one hour or four hours. It is also best to identify the shooting part of the ratio as the amount of source footage, not the finished video time.