User Interface Trends To Watch Out For In 2020

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As the rapid growth of technology continues, the influence that it has over anything digital also grows stronger. When it comes to website design, there are many trends that exist and as the years go by, these trends increase in number. As we recently entered a new decade in the new millenium, it's more likely that web design will be more innovative.

One of the main objectives of website design is to give visitors a satisfying user experience. An element that is vital to achieve that is the user interface. Designing an innovative and user friendly UI can make or break every web developer's work.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 7-20    
Topic: Publishing



4 Creative Ways to Market Your Small Business

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Every business needs a few creative marketing strategies up their sleeves to attract more clients. These plans include various methods by which they catch their desired audience's attention and lead them to their products, services, or anything else they may be providing.

You need to get educated on a few marketing tactics that can target your desired consumer base more appropriately. Here are four creative marketing ideas that you can immediately start exploiting for your business.


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by Steve Hall    Apr- 3-20    
Topic: Brands



Why Brands Should Consider Micro-Influencers

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If you are at least somehow related to marketing, you definitely have heard of those odd "influencers". Influencer marketing is a quite promising concept, adopted by lots of specialists. Perhaps you even watched some fierce debate whether using influencers is good or bad for brands.

It is a well-known fact that people are more likely to trust other people and not some messages of another faceless corporation. We always seek for advice from those we care about, or those who we respect, or the characters, whose example we follow. Marketers call these people "influencers" - those who can influence the opinions of their followers.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-18-20    
Topic: Social



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10 Instagram Campaign Ideas to Boost Your Sales

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According to the Small Business Administration, in 2018, there were over 30 million small businesses registered in the US. And that makes over 99% of all US businesses.
The vast majority of these are small operations where the owner does pretty much everything on their own without any employees. Others are large operations that have up to 500 employees.

The one thing all you business owners have in common is that you are all looking for that next sale.

You've most likely figured out by now that Instagram is an essential tool for your content marketing campaigns.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-18-20    
Topic: Social



Critical Cybersecurity Tips for Marketers in 2020

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If you're a marketer and feeling a little left out of the cybersecurity equation, you're not alone. Only a paltry 22% of companies include a CMO on their incident-response team in the event of a data breach. Considering the capacity for a company's marketing department to inadvertently create a breach through poor data handling habits or ignorance of good cybersecurity habits, you'd think including the CMO in security matters would be a higher priority.

Maybe it's time for marketers to educate themselves. If you agree, you're in the right spot. By the time you reach the end of this article, you probably won't be a security expert but should know enough about overall cyber-safety and data protection to at least not be the one to blame if there is a security-related incident.

Here are a marketer's best tips for 2020.

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by Steve Hall    Mar-17-20    




5 Great Examples on How to Use Explainer Videos in Marketing

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An explainer video is a great marketing tool. And if you use it right, you will benefit your business.

The vast majority of the companies place explainer videos on their website to explain to prospective customers how their products work. However, this is not the only way explainer videos can be used in marketing.

Let's consider five examples that show how companies from different industries use explainer videos to grow their businesses.

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by Steve Hall    Mar- 5-20    
Topic: Video



The Big 3 Techniques That'll Improve the Quantity & Quality of Traffic on Your Website

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If you're a proud owner of a website, you probably know what the feeling is like. You've poured your heart and soul (and your savings) into the design and look of your website. You may have even paid an extra something to help your website load better and paid a third-party to handle your email marketing.

But, even with all of your efforts, you're still struggling to drive any quality traffic to your website.

Your first mistake is not hiring copywriting services (but we'll get to that in a minute).

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by Steve Hall    Mar- 4-20    
Topic: Publishing



10 Easy Steps for a Brand-Building Process

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Having a brand that your audience loves, engages, and identifies with can be your most valuable asset. They'll be more likely to listen to you, buy from you, and recommend you to their friends.

Building a brand is not easy. In-fact must people don't even know what branding is! However, for a business to be successful it needs to build a great brand. And to help get you started we have created this 10-step guide that will teach you how.

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by Steve Hall    Mar- 4-20    
Topic: Brands



Why Marketers Need Stock Music (And Where to Find It)

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Everyone knows video has taken center stage in digital marketing.

And as more marketers start producing videos, the question becomes less "How do we do this?" or more "How do we do this well enough to stand out?"

Making something memorable -- whether it's a video, a tagline, or a billboard -- is marketing's oldest and most critical mission.

So how do you make a memorable video? The camerawork, lightning, script, and acting are all important.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-18-20    
Topic: Tools



Useful Tips on How to Make Great Customer Service

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Customer service can single handedly determine if a business will become a success or flop. The one on one interactions between the customers and a company's employee is critical as it ensures customer satisfaction and encourages future repeat business. Business models are constantly changing and some have adopted automated self-service systems but still retain the option to speak to a human being because they are able to handle the customer better. In recent research conducted by resumethatworks, it shows that a buyer's perspective of the company is shaped massively by their experience in dealing with the company's customer service representatives.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-18-20    
Topic: Brands



Top Tips for Managing a Social Marketing Strategy

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Social media has become a huge thing in the modern world. Just a few years ago, social media management was not considered as important by the mainstream media. However, with the penetration of the Internet and smartphones, social media has become huge. Research shows that 7 in 10 Americans today utilize social media, compared to 5% 15 years ago. Businesses cannot succeed today without investing in social marketing. While knowing the essence of social media is critical, developing a social media marketing strategy is more important. The following are tips that can assist to establish a strong social marketing strategy for a business.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-18-20    
Topic: Social



Brands That Hire Influencers For Inauthentic Insta-Tourism Do Disservice to Customers

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Today's hyper fluidity of travel, connectivity and social media sharing make living the millennial dream of international and exotic travel experiences an easy reality. Unfortunately, a deeply troubling facet has emerged from that world that I can no longer be silent about - called Insta-tourism. And yes, I can legitimately complain about this, because I myself am a millennial.

Let me explain. Recently, a friend and I embarked on a trip to Southeast Asia, and in planning the trip, we did what most millennials these days do - we built our itinerary by hunting for the most popular geotags and added them to our extensively-tabbed and color-coded Google Doc. Full disclosure: the Google Doc had nothing to do with being millennials; it was because of my extremely detailed personality.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-10-20    
Topic: Social






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