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You’ve Got 8 Seconds to Grab a Customer’s Attention. Here’s What to Do.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It's official: We now have shorter attention spans than goldfish. Clocking in at an impressively low eight seconds (a goldfish's is nine, FYI), a short attention span spells trouble for concentration. So when it comes to marketing, you have eight seconds to hook your customers before their short attention span whisks them ...
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Don’t Apply a “One-Size-Fits-All” Approach to Your Marketing. Do This Instead.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A common mistake that many companies make is using a "one-size-fits-all" approach to its marketing efforts. Said another way, the company comes up with one marketing strategy, uses mass marketing techniques and the same messaging to everyone that sees its advertising. Yes, that is a simple approach and saves you the time ...
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Weekend Favs June 25

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.I don’t go into depth about the finds, but I encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one that I ...
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You’re Probably Falling for All of Amazon Prime Day’s Psychological Sales Tactics. A Marketing Professor Reveals Them — and How You Can Actually Get the Best Deal.

We've all been there: Whether it's Black Friday buzz or a cleverly targeted social ad, the allure of a sale can be hard to resist. The promise of massive savings tempts you to hit "buy" on those items you've been eyeing — and even on some you haven't been. Of course, ecommerce giant Amazon is well aware of that fact, ...
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7 Steps to Grow Your Podcast Audience Faster

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Debate simmers as to when the first true podcast was created (many point to the Carl Malamud-created and 1993-launched Internet Talk Radio as the first), but the format is certainly twenty-plus years old, and without question a medium that has been particularly popular in recent years — seemingly everyone and their mother ...
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B2B Marketing News: LinkedIn’s New Event Features, B2B Customer Experience Data, Google’s Inclusive Marketing Resource, & Twitter Readies Long-Form Notes

What’s Standing in the Way of B2B Companies Providing A Great Customer Experience?When it comes to providing great customer service, 46 percent of U.S. B2B professionals have said that poor collaboration between teams was the leading challenge, followed by 42 percent who pointed to disparate team goals, and 33 percent who singled out the lack of a unified customer view ...
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Why Small Business Owners Should Start Their Own Blog

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Research shows that 20% of startup businesses close up in their first year of operation. The businesses that do survive that first year find it difficult to stay afloat, and 65% end up shutting down within 10 years. One of the main reasons cited was poor marketing. With few resources available, it ...
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The Strategy Behind Building A Thriving Online Community For Your Brand

Marketing Podcast with Jenny Weigle In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Jenny Weigle. Jenny has been creating, executing, and reviewing strategies for online communities for more than 10 years. She’s worked with more than 100 brands on various aspects of their community strategy and implementations, including launch, migration, programming, and planning. Key Takeaway: Community is ...
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How to Start Your First Affiliate Marketing Campaign

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A newly-created project should manage significant issues to survive the first year of operating. The key target to hit, especially in a highly-competitive market environment, is finding product-market fitting. Affiliate marketing is giving a variety of instruments to reach that goal. And even more: It engages potential customers, who can become a ...
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