If you’re a social media novice, #hashtags — those short links preceded by the pound sign (#) — may seem confusing and unnecessary. But they are integral to the way we communicate online, and it’s important to know how to use them. On Twitter, the pound sign (or hash)...

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If this sounds ominous, that’s good. That is what I intended. If you are a manufacturer of products, retailer, or a service provider (like the legal or health care industry) you have seen the enormous impact the internet has had on your business. The internet and mobile revolution has...

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  A more advanced approach to positioning your Unique Selling Points (USPs) is to incorporate elements of discovery or entertainment. Discovery is the introduction or “the twist” on a benefit the consumer had not considered. Entertainment, approaches the prospect in a less obvious or lessened selling-mode. It reduces the threat,...

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Is That a Bogus Review? Wouldn’t it be spectacular if all online reviews businesses receive were positive reviews, gushing with praise for their services and products? You know people like your products and services or else you wouldn’t be in business, then why is your business getting attacked online?...

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Business owners and marketing directors have been trying to find efficient ways to reach their audience for decades. When creating a media buy, there are specific steps you need to follow. Determine Best Media Options The first step to buying your audience is figuring out who your audience is. Research...

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The benefits of inspiring employees to become good brand ambassadors include increased profitability, lower churn of customers and employees, increased referrals, lower marketing expense – the advantages go on and on.  Employee brand ambassadorship is a critical objective every company should try to achieve. What is a “brand ambassador?”...

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