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Catcha Monkey - Simple Exit Traffic Saver. RunClick Webinar. 100 Brilliant Ideas. 'This Thing's Got Legs' Foursquare races past a million users Smartphones are taking over. By 2012, Nielsen researchers say, they will be the most commonly used mobile devices in the U.S. And you know what that means: more apps--and tons of money--to be made. In fact, smartphone customers this year are expected to spend $6.2 billion on more than 4.5 million downloads. BlockChalk An app that turns mobile phones into digital news bulletins. Bump Technologies The free Bump app lets users exchange information by bumping two phones together. Square Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's newest venture seems likely to be a big one: Square turns mobile phones into credit- and debit-card readers. Penny Pinchers, Unite! Billshrink trims the fat out of budgets--and is making a mint doint it The Age of the Tightwad shows no sign of ending. Blackboard Eats A free e-newsletter and website that offers exclusive deals at top restaurants in New York City and Los Angeles.

Copy Cat Chic Interior designer Reichel R. The 6 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Creating Infographics. The infographic format is known for quite a few things, many of which are not positive. Ridiculously tall and skinny infographics exceed the attention span of viewers. Infographics created by clueless or inexperienced designers often have visualizations that don’t make sense. Many of them are designed purely as link bait with no meaningful content. Some contain content that should never be presented in the form of an image but would work much better as an html document. For those looking to jump head first into infographics, here are some things you should avoid. Related: 5 Extremely Effective Content Marketing Formats 1. 2. 3. 4. Related: 7 Super Tips for Creating Powerful Infographics 5. 6.

So, what if your infographic is a bad infographic? If you are creating or planning on creating infographics, make sure to do them well so you get more out of them than you put in. Related: 3 Deadly Mistakes of Infographic Creation. Powered by Infusionsoft. Suzanne Wesley was in a tight spot five years ago. She had just lost her job and had to find a way to drum up freelance business fast. But rather than trying the same methods other freelancers typically use (put up a website and do some cold calling, networking and email prospecting) she decided to try something different. She designed, printed and mailed a square-shaped brochure to more than 100 prospects. And it worked! In this interview, Suzanne explains why she believes this strategy worked so well ... and why she's still getting leads from that printed piece she mailed out five years ago. The notes that follow are a very basic, unedited summary of the show. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Tell us about yourself Suzanne works as a freelance marketing assistant for startups, nonprofits and larger businesses.

How important has it been for you to have both skill sets? Some projects start with just graphic design, and then she ends up advising clients on how they can improve their copy. How to be Successful without Distraction | Ninja Infographic. 30 Days Challenge. The First Curated Crowdsourcing Company :: Home. Joe Trippi - heralded on the cover of The New Republic as the man who "reinvented campaigning" – is widely recognized as one of America's leading and most influential political strategists. Born in California, Trippi began his political career working on Edward M. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1980. His work in presidential politics continued with the campaigns of Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, Richard Gephardt, Howard Dean and, most recently, John Edwards. Trippi has run and consulted on numerous presidential, senate, congressional, gubernatorial and mayoral races. Trippi also has an extensive international resume. In addition to his political work, Trippi has consulted with a number of leading corporations including MasterCard, Toyota, DaimlerChrysler, SES Americom, LabCorp, IBM, Lionsgate Films, BestBuy, MSNBC, Wave Systems, and Progeny Linux Systems.

Trippi is the author of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet and the Overthrow of Everything. How to Build a Blogging Content Studio. For the past year, we at Articulate have been constructing an efficient and repeatable process for producing and promoting remarkable content for our blogs and for our clients.

The key point here is "efficient and repeatable. " Our blogs, Bad Language and Turbine, have been around for a long time, but we updated them only sporadically. We found it easier to recommend marketing and copywriting techniques to clients than to do it for ourselves (we were, in a sense, like a doctor who smokes). The following hard-won tips are derived from a lot of trial and error; basically, we've stumbled in the dark so you don't have to. What's in a name? First thing's first: you need a name. Giving a formal name to a project helps to crystallize your intentions and attitude toward the entire effort. It's a project, not a task.

Put someone in charge There has to be one person leading the offensive—someone who has the authority to make decisions about content, editing, schedules, and assignments. Here's The NEW WAY To Get As Many Customers, Clients, And Sales As You Can Handle. ...Even if you hate selling, even if you hate writing copy, and even if you've struggled in the past! Dear Friend, This letter is about a completely different approach to marketing that virtually eliminates the need to be "salesy", eliminates the need to make huge crazy promises, eliminates the need to be a virtuoso marketer, and quite frankly ...just may work better than anything you've ever seen.

"Is It IMMORAL To Make Money So Easily? " I almost fell out of my chair when he asked me that. I mean c'mon. It might look easy ...but this still takes lots of work, guts, and sometimes ...just a little bit of luck. But I could see why he said it. The guy was a sales rep for a major magazine and his job was to sell horribly overpriced advertising to big, dumb companies who didn't know any better. He was shocked, flabbergasted, skeptical, and desperate to know more. It Started With A Discovery I Made Three Years Ago Ever. Catcha Monkey - Simple Exit Traffic Saver. Special Offer - Big Content Search. Attention Marketers: Are You Tired of Wasting Your Precious Time and Money on Content? "Discover How To Get Access To Unlimited Content, Create Hundreds of Niche Websites Easily, Generate Tons of FREE Traffic and Watch Money Flood Your PayPal Account" So You Can Spend Less Time Online and More Time Enjoying The Internet Lifestyle!

Dan Lew Dejan Murko From the desk of Dan Lew and Dejan Murko Dear Fellow Marketer, My name is Dejan Murko and I want to invite you to spend the next few minutes with me as I share with you how I've solved your need for fresh SEO content and almost eliminated the time you spend on this part of your business altogether. I've been doing SEO and software development for the last 7 years and I've learned a thing or two about automating a lot of our daily processes to maximize profits and reduce "work" time. At the end of the day that's what we're all striving for, right? Making more profit while working less...

But, it wasn't always like that. Does this sound familiar? 1. Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist eBook Free Download. Basecamp is everyone’s favorite project management app. Highrise: Small Business CRM, Web-Based Contact Manager. Launching With Social: A Study of What Works and What Does Not. Are you planning to launch a new blog, product or service? Do you want to know how to organize and execute a successful launch with social media? To share ways you can use social media to launch or celebrate anything, this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast gives techniques and insights learned from the launch of My Kids’ Adventures‘ Parenting Adventures podcast. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing. The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, you’ll learn how to plan your launch and what assets to include. Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below! Listen Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed You can also subscribe via iTunes, RSS, Stitcher, SoundCloud or Blackberry. Here are some of the things you’ll discover in this show:

Build and cultivate your own community - Mixxt - Create your own Social Network for free! Start your own free forum, social network, social community, or chat room instantly | Yuku. The Next Web. Perfect Bribe Tutorial. Software - Mobile Responsive Landing Page Generator. Turn your next idea into a published landing page in less than five minutes with LeadPages™. We have engineered the simplest landing page builder in the industry, so you can create, edit and deploy your next high-converting page without touching a single line of code. Our 100% mobile responsive landing pages also work effortlessly on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices, so you can ensure that everyone can navigate through your landing pages.

Click here to demo this feature. Rain Sales Training. Learning math? Think like a cartoonist. What’s the essential skill of a cartoonist? Drawing ability? Humor? A deep well of childhood trauma? I’d say it’s an eye for simplification, capturing the essence of an idea. For example, let’s say we want to understand Ed O’Neill: A literal-minded artist might portray him like this: While the technical skill is impressive, does it really capture the essence of the man? A cartoonist might draw this: Wow! The unique shape of his head. So, who really “gets it”? Numbers Began With Cartoons Think about the first numbers, the tally system: Those are… drawings! They capture the essence of “existing” or “having something” without the specifics of what it represents.

Og the Cavemen Accountant might have tried drawing individual stick figures, buffalos, trees, and so on. Math is an ongoing process of simplifying ideas. So let’s be cartoonists, seeing an idea — really capturing it — without getting trapped in technical mimicry. Technically Correct: The Worst Kind Of Correct Ok. Hrm. No! Takeaways PS. Unleash Your Ultimate Mind Power. 5 Basic Steps to Create a Blog Content Marketing Strategy. Content marketing is a hot topic in the online publishing world these days, and many bloggers want to create content marketing strategies for their blogs.

How do you get started if you're not a professional marketer and don't have the budget to hire an expert to help you? It starts with creating content that your target audience wants to read. Follow the steps below to learn the five basic first steps you should take to create a blog content marketing strategy so you're sure that you're always creating the right kind of content to reach your goals. Without a strategy, you might waste a lot of time and effort publishing content that won't bring the type of traffic, audience, or results you want and need. 1. Stephan Zabel/E+/Getty Images What do you want to get from your blogging efforts?

2. Who is your target audience? 3. What other blogs and websites publish content about your blog topic? 4. 5. Grow Your Business. 11 Steps to Building Your Content Marketing Machine. In organizations, processes are setup to produce consistent, repeated, and predictable results with minimal friction. These processes are refined overtime (if needed) in order to make the organization as a whole better and more efficient.

It should be no different in the marketing department. How you set up these processes determines how effective your processes will become. This focus on the process shouldn’t be any different in the marketing department. Today’s infographic is courtesy of OpenView Labs. Resources. Tools, articles, videos and transcripts to help you build a better business and a better you. Tools I use SumoMe – Free marketing tools to grow your email list KingSumo – WordPress Optimization Plugins AppSumo – Free newsletter promoting awesome products to help entrepreneurs kick ass Monthly1k – A course we created to help people make a $1,000 a month business – See where your visitors click on your website. – Email provider for OkDork. Buffer – Use this for all of my personal social media. Licecap- Simple animated screen captures and saves it as a .GIF file Skitch – Create basic screen capture and add text, arrows, and more Shareasimage – Shares quotes with an image to get more likes, favorites, and retweets. Google Spreadsheets – Track your marketing plans. Sequel Pro - A graphical tool to analyze/look at your database. Camtasia – Screen recording tool with editing + share a link to view the video online. Jing – Creates 30 second video. Apps Remember the Milk – Todo list. Content Plan.xls - Google Drive. Serial Entrepreneurs - A Way How To Pursue Opportunities Visual. Do most great entrepreneurs focus on one idea or pursue many? A quick look at billionaire entrepreneurs reveals that most of them are serial entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs are known for being able to focus on one thing to the point of making it a reality. Entrepreneurs are also known for their ability to recognize business opportunities when they come. These two qualities can be at odds with each other: focusing on one thing while looking around for more opportunities contradicts itself. For many new entrepreneurs there is a real dilemma here. Should you start a lot of companies, or should you focus your whole life on one, like Zuckerberg?

To answer this question, we collected data on world’s top-earning entrepreneurs – the self-made billionaires who made money through starting companies. How different of a business have these people done? How We Got Data on Serial Entrepreneurs The point at which each entrepreneur achieved a billionaire status is approximate. Celebrity Branding You. 9 Informative Infographics To Guide Your Visual Content Marketing. 88 Flares 88 Flares × Since visual content arrived on the scene back in 2012, it has showed no signs of stopping.

Best practices on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter always reference images and videos as key elements for driving engagement. Graphics and visuals on blog posts are one of the best ways to get the most value and deliver the best experience for your content. Visuals are a big deal. If you need any more convincing, or if you’d simply like to hear the argument in a beautiful visual form, I rounded up nine of the best-looking and most informative infographics focusing on visual content marketing. 1. Infographic by Ragan We’ve sung the praises of visual content on the Buffer blog before, and we’re trying to practice what we preach: Each of our posts contains at least one original, creative image that can be easily shared along with the article. Share a preview of this infographic: The full infographic: 2.

Infographic by Column Five The full infographic: 3. 4. 5. Giveaways. Thank You. ‪Opher Brayer & Ken Krell at the Pre-Party‬‏ [Kindle Launch] Behind the Scenes of a 20,000 Download Book Launch. How to Use Twitter Analytics to Find Important Data. The Net Results: Weekly Workshop. Business Plans, Strategy Consulting, Investment Banking | Growthink.

Schedule | Smashing Conference. COACHING CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS. 12 Free Email Design Templates from 99designs Customer Blog. 9 Informative Infographics To Guide Your Visual Content Marketing. Micro Niche Finder - THE Keyword Tool for Internet Marketers. StartUpNation Launch – Resources for Small Business and Entrepreneurs. Rand Fishkin Discusses the Future of SEO & Inbound Marketing. Start your free trial today. NicheReaper 2.0 - Automated Keyword Discovery Tool. Self Publishing, Book Printing and Publishing Online - Lulu. eBook Publishing and Distribution - Kindle, iPad, Nook, and More! | BookBaby. Are You Producing Content Like An A-Lister? Marketing Conference - Content Marketing World Event 2014. How to Reach Influential Bloggers.

Blog Catalog. Vintage Group | Regulatory Compliance | Investor Relations. Beyond PR | Engage Opportunity Everywhere. Micro-Content | Social Media Content | Cracking The LinkedIn Code 2.0. Content Marketing History [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum. Google Gallery | Overdrive Interactive. MIT Will Teach You Photojournalism For Free. eBook Publishing and Distribution - Kindle, iPad, Nook, and More! | BookBaby. Are You Producing Content Like An A-Lister? How to Reach Influential Bloggers. Marketing Conference - Content Marketing World Event 2014. Vintage Group | Regulatory Compliance | Investor Relations. Beyond PR | Engage Opportunity Everywhere. Micro-Content | Social Media Content | Noob-guide-to-marketing-infographic-1800.png (1800×8492)

Marketing resources | Landing Pages: Build, Publish & Test Without I.T. Noob-guide-to-marketing-infographic-1800.png (1800×8492) Learnable. How to Create a Million-Dollar Business This Weekend (Examples: AppSumo, Mint, Chihuahuas) Nomadigo | Integrated Business Acceleration. Noob-guide-to-marketing-infographic-1800.png (1800×8492) Marketing resources | Landing Pages: Build, Publish & Test Without I.T. Noob-guide-to-marketing-infographic-1800.png (1800×8492) How to Define Your Target Market. Top 10 Small Business Investment Opportunities in the UK | Top Business ideas. Blog - LeadPages - Mobile Responsive Landing Page Generator. The Smart Marketer's Landing Page Conversion Course.

Noob-guide-to-marketing-infographic-1800.png (1800×8492) Web Experiences | Microsites | Dashboards | Web Apps | Interactives | Feasibility Analysis. Business Idea Generator | Cat LeBlanc. How to Define Your Target Market. Marketing Conference - Content Marketing World Event 2014. 10 Key Content Marketing Predictions. The Smart Marketer's Landing Page Conversion Course. Disruptive innovation.

Yes, Help Me Inspire My Content! Missing Elements in the Content Marketing ROI Equation. Music. How to Get More Leads With Creative Social Tactics. 3 Steps to Build a Social Media Marketing Sales Funnel. Evaluating A Link's Worth [Infographic] Noob-guide-to-marketing-infographic-1800.png (1800×8492)