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From Reddit to Hipmunk: What We Can Learn From Steve Huffman

As a general career path, Steve Huffman has had it pretty sweet. He has some pretty impressive skills under his belt and some pretty impressive achievements, too. But as with any successful business man – it hasn’t been plain sailing. From his role as web developer and co-founder of Reddit, to the founder of new [...]

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5 Reasons a Marketing Career is Awesome

Marketing is truly an exciting and interesting field to be in. Few other careers can offer a combination of so many different disciplines from psychology to art to statistics, all packaged together into one role. Additionally, marketing is one of the most vital functions of a business. Without attracting customers, a business could not survive [...]

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Jonah Lehrer Talk on How to Increase Creativity

In the following talk, Jonah Lehrer discusses what science tells us about creativity and how that can be applied to increase creativity in the work environment. Key takeaways: -Einstein said that creativity is the residue of wasted time. -Scientists can predict when an epiphany is about to occur based on measuring the brain’s alpha waves. [...]

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Chade-Meng Tan Talk on Meditation to Boost Performance

Chade-Meng Tan is a early Google employee and author of the personal development book Search Inside Yourself, which discusses how to use meditation to improve your work performance and happiness. Takeaways from the talk: -Neuroplasticity means what you think and do can change the structure of your brain. -The first step is training your attention. [...]

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4 Email Productivity Apps for Marketing Professionals

Are you a slave to your email inbox? Do you find yourself obsessively checking your email every few minutes? Or has your inbox spiraled out of control – do you feel like you’re drowning and don’t know where to begin to get things back on track? Fortunately help is at hand – Simply Business have [...]

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3 Steps for Successful Professional Networking

by Morris N. Mann, P.D. Social gatherings offer great opportunity to make some professional connections. Usually when professionals who run their small businesses go to any social gathering they are interested in giving their business cards to other people. These business people give their business cards to people with whom they have a conversation at the [...]

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5 Qualities of Highly Effective Marketers

The following article is a guest article by Rachel Hyun Kim. Have you ever considered a career in marketing? For people-oriented, outgoing individuals, marketing may appear like a natural career choice. However, this field requires more than a can-do attitude and an affinity for social media; marketers often share certain personality traits that help them [...]

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7 Job Hunting Tips for New Marketing Grads

Start A Blog Starting a blog can be a great way to put your online marketing skills on display. You can show potential employers that you can create quality content, earn links, and build an audience – things that many companies need to excel in online marketing. Ideally you should create your blog on a [...]

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How Exercising Before Work Can Boost Marketers' Productivity

The following article is a guest post from James Madeiros. Most people understand the value of exercise, but higher rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are indicators that knowing does not equal doing; it is often a matter of incentivizing, or demonstrating the potential benefits of exercise in a way that makes it more [...]

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Why Blogging is One of the Best Ideas for Marketing Professionals

Blogging can a tremendous personal branding and self development tool for those who want to grow in their marketing career. When I was a new business graduate, I reached out to alumni from my school to ask them for advice on being successful in a marketing career (a great idea if you are a new [...]

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Advice For New Marketing Agencies: Interview with Anika Lehde from Projectline

We interviewed Anika Lehde, co-founder of the Seattle marketing agency Projectline, about challenges in growing a marketing agency and why it is a good idea to put happiness before profits. Projectline was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America on its annual Inc. 5000 list. Cool Marketing Stuff: [...]

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SEO Career Advice: Interview with Danny Dover, Author of Search Engine Optimization Secrets

We had the great opportunity to interview Danny Dover, a thought leader in SEO and author of the new book Search Engine Optimization Secrets. Cool Marketing Stuff: Your first book, Search Engine Optimization Secrets, just hit shelves. What do you want readers of Search Engine Optimization Secrets to learn or come away with? Danny Dover: [...]

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Best Marketing Career Advice From 10+ Top Marketing Minds

I asked top minds in marketing about the best marketing career advice they have ever received. Here are their responses: Go, start something. Don’t wait. -Seth Godin, author of Linchpin and Seth’s Blog The best career advice I have ever received is actually very counterintuitive. I talked to people and they said that if you [...]

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Why A Personal Domain Is Essential For Marketers

Here is my video on how to set up your own personal domain like ChrisBrogan.com or CharlesSipe.com and why it is very important for personal branding. Personal Branding with a Personal Domain from Charles Sipe on Vimeo.

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15 Things Marketers Can Learn To Improve Their Skills

The role of a marketer in today’s business environment has become significantly more complex than just a decade ago. The modern marketer is expected to understand traditional marketing strategy while also having the expertise to manage new marketing tools like search, mobile marketing, and social media. As a result of the rapid change in the [...]

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Top 10 Tips for New Marketing Grads

Marketing is one of the best jobs you can get, but many of us can attest to the trials and tribulations when first starting a career in marketing. If you are someone who is interested in getting started in marketing, here are the top ten tips I have learned while trying to land my first [...]

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How to be Successful in Your Marketing Career: Advice from Marketing Leaders

Brain Martin interviews marketers who have been very successful in their marketing careers and asks if there is any advice they would give someone who would like to someday get to their position. Here are their suggestions: John Scalzo, CEO, White Wave FoodsYou have to have a passion for marketing and want to make a [...]

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Can You Read Enough?

“Not Possible” writes Matt Heinz, author of Are You Selling Pants, or Selling a Dream. I posted last week about Tim Ferris’ view that you should limit your reading of non-fiction because you could waste time passively consuming information instead of taking action. Here’s Matt’s counter argument of why we should read as much as [...]

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Commuter College

If you are like the average commuter you spend more than 100 hours a year going to and from work. This is roughly the same time a college student spends in class during a full quarter. If you take advantage of the time you can expand your education, follow marketing trends, or learn about novel [...]

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