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New opportunities in native advertising. Native advertising is increasingly entering into the conversations of today's digital marketers.

New opportunities in native advertising

It is defined as an advertising unit designed to integrate seamlessly with a user's consumption experience. It is taking shape in the form of Sponsored Stories on Facebook, promoted content on Buzzfeed, and Paid Discovery on StumbleUpon, to name a few. Marketers are scrambling to better understand how to take advantage of this "new" form of advertising, yet they neglect to relate these platforms to their predecessors. Native advertising isn't new. It has been around for more than a century, though it has evolved into more personal applications as time has passed. The brand that started the native advertising movement was Jell-O in the early 1900s. The First Jell-O Cookbook Jell-O created 15 million recipe books highlighting celebrities' favorite gelatin concoctions, issued for free by salesmen across the country. 30 rare photos part 2. Design Daily: Are Minimalist Brands the Future? - Design. When these "minimalist brands" started popping up on the A2591 blog a few weeks ago, they seemed like a fun design exercise.

Design Daily: Are Minimalist Brands the Future? - Design

The designers simply reduced familiar packaging to its bare essentials, taking colors and graphics away in a dramatic, three-step reveal. 14 Inspiring Email Subject Line Hacks from the SXSW Catalog. InShare36 The process of naming SXSW panels is part of the process of getting them accepted.

14 Inspiring Email Subject Line Hacks from the SXSW Catalog

The fine folks at SXSW seem to prefer interesting, surprising panel titles. Of course, they may be swayed by the votes that cleverly-named panels get at the start of the selection process. 12 LinkedIn secrets to supercharge your social networking. To know me is to know that I love—love—LinkedIn.

12 LinkedIn secrets to supercharge your social networking

At 150 million members and growing, LinkedIn is a powerful professional networking tool, and it’s not just for job seekers. Frankly, if you’re in the professional world and not using LinkedIn, I’m not sure what you’re thinking. Do You Make These 10 Mistakes When You Blog? Assuming you want to increase your blog traffic, there are certain mistakes you must avoid to be successful.

Do You Make These 10 Mistakes When You Blog?

If you commit these mistakes, your traffic will never gain momentum. The Top 10 traits of Strong Brands. 8 Ways to Maximize Your YouTube Marketing Results. Are you on YouTube?

8 Ways to Maximize Your YouTube Marketing Results

Are you getting the results you hoped for? In this article I’ll share 8 actionable tips to enhance your YouTube marketing. Why YouTube? Small Business Search Marketing. (Ed. note: This was originally published on June 15, 2006, as an “article” — something separate from the blog.

Small Business Search Marketing

It’s now being republished as a blog post on July 5, 2012, but with the original date intact, because I’m removing the Articles section of this blog. The facts and statistics mentioned below are from 2006 and have not been updated. I have, however, deleted one tip below that I no longer believe is appropriate.) As a small business owner, you’ll have to work harder and smarter on the web to compete against the likes of Big Company Widgets and Deep Pockets Doodads. You’ll also have to be more creative and take advantage of a lot of marketing opportunities the big guys have overlooked.

Let’s look at one marketing opportunity that very few businesses are using: Flickr. The who, what, where, when, why, and how of social media. 16 Facebook Marketing Strategies. There are thousands of Facebook apps, including a growing class designed for marketing use on company Facebook Pages.

16 Facebook Marketing Strategies

Here is a list of 16 different marketing strategies — using apps — that can help your ecommerce business. 1. Facebook Send button Facebook recently launched the “Send” button, which allows Fans to send your content to their friends. Think of this as you would a “forward to a friend” button in email. According to Facebook, Fans have the option to send your URL in an inbox message to their Facebook friends, to the group Wall of their Facebook groups, and as an email. 2. QR Code Resume Blows Traditional Strategy Out the Window. 1K SharesTwitter58Facebook45Google+0Pin It Share2LinkedIn36StumbleUpon8661K Flares× With our first guerrilla marketing giveaway coming to a close, I figured it would be only fitting to key into some of the strategy and concepts that the giveaway book brings to the table.

Be sure to enter our guerrilla marketing giveaway that ends on April 30th! See the details and enter today by clicking here. This is a prime example of Guerrilla Marketing and creative job hunting that will help you land your dream job! “I realized during my previous job search that getting an interview at a communication agency is the hardest part of the process,” says Petit. Internet Marketing Strategy: Conversation... 40 Key Emotional Drivers. 7 Things Pick-Up Artists and Savvy Marketers Have in Common. 5 Subject Line Tricks that Get Your Emails Read. By Josh Shayne We all want our email campaigns to be read.

5 Subject Line Tricks that Get Your Emails Read

But with the volume of messages your subscribers receive, you need to make YOUR email stand out from the rest – shining like a lighthouse beacon in a storm. No matter how great the content inside, if your email is never opened, it is almost not worth sending. Color Psychology in Marketing: Branding Strategy Insider. Interesting Social Media map by Overdrive. The Best and Worst of Marketing. How to Win Friends & Influence Peopleby Dale Carnegie. What Apple Can Teach You About Marketing.

9 Ways to Delight... - StumbleUpon. When it comes to social media marketing, and Facebook in particular, the name of the game is engagement.

9 Ways to Delight... - StumbleUpon

Conventional wisdom says that the best way to keep your Facebook fans engaged is to reward them, the most obvious way being with free products, discounts and other types of giveaways. For many small businesses or businesses with limited resources, though, doing this on a regular basis is tough. Free Marketing Guides. Social Media pays off for small business. If you’re a small business owner using social media, chances are you’re beating out your larger competitors.

According to a recent report, small businesses using socal media are likely to see these benefits: Increase Traffic – 72 percentImproved Search Rankings – 62 percentNew Partnerships – 59 percentBetter Sales – 48 percentReduction in Marketing Costs – 59 percent for self-employed, 58 percent for SMBsTwice as likely to find qualified leads. 9 Viral Videos That Are Actually Advertising. Twitter Is Launching Its Own Photosharing Service. Consumer Behavior: The Psychology of Marketing. Excellent Ads. Created: 05/13/2010. 30 Bizarre and Creative Packaging Design Examples.

Inspiration November 1, 2010. The Anatomy of a Perfect Landing Page. Fortune 500 Mission Statements. Fortune 500 companies are the biggest and best run in the nation.


Scribulous Scrawlin' by ~Alphabeta85 on deviantART. How do colors affect purchases? The Best and Worst Identities of 2009. Zing your Brand - Mary van de Wiel, Online Branding Expert. Social Media pays off for small business.