Verizon Asks: Are We Really Friends With Our Friends?

An often quoted stat about the new reality we lives in today points out that 20 years ago the average American had less than 25 friends. Today the average American has more than 200. Of course, we all realize on some level that this blossoming of friendship doesn't equate to having 200 best friends. In

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5 Marketing Techniques Luxury Real Estate Agents Use

Not all of us are in the market for a 40,000 square foot villa in the hills of California. In fact most of us probably aren't, so the world of luxury real estate is one that seems like an exclusive mystery. It is a shame that few of us do get to experience this world,

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SBF: 3 Ways To Kill And Reinvent Your About Page

As a marketer, I am fond of analytics. When it comes to the web, though, one thing I realize is that it is easy to have way too many of them and not really know which to focus on. Some of the most tantalizing metrics, for example, like number of impressions don't usually tell you

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7 Reasons Domain Names May Not Matter As Much As They Used T ...

For as long as most marketers can remember, getting a good domain name was a prerequisite to anything you were going to do on the web. Without a good domain name, no one would be able to find your site, or recall your campaign to get them to visit your page. Domain names were worth

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Periodicals, Constituents & Comorbidities: How To Avoid ...

Every industry has its own lingo. There are accepted words that everyone in the industry understands and that have become so pervasive that they become hard not to use in normal conversation. Librarians and bookstores call magazines periodicals. Politicians call people constituents and doctors or nurses call additional diseases or conditions you might have in

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5 Marketing Lessons From Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

I used to dream of a good marketing TV show. Not one that makes the world of marketing into a scripted drama, like Mad Men. Or one that pretends to be about business but actually ends up being about relationships and emotional conflict like The Apprentice quickly became. The Shark Tank on ABC comes close,

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Marketing To The Sadly Underappreciated Email Inbox

Every morning I do something which you will probably find surprising for a marketer: I unsubscribe to emails. More than that, I actively block senders of unwanted emails and routinely delete undesired emails before I even start reading those that I do. You might wonder why it is that I get so much email I

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Marketing In India: Do Celebrities Really Matter?

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Bangalore for a Brand Summit event that featured many marketers, communicators and even a Bollywood star talking about the future of marketing in India as country goes through what the conference termed as the "era of discontinuity." With a ballooning population, growing Internet penetration, arguably the

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Jobs That Will Be Replaced By Social Media

Social media is not a robot. In fact, there could hardly be a more opposing idea to social media than that of robotic automation. I start this post by sharing that because the idea that any job could be "replaced" by social media is contentious idea. There are plenty of market forces displacing people from

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What Does Chacha Mean To You? (The Power Of A Name)

If you are not Indian, chances are when I say Chacha you will think of a type of latin dance. Although it is technically called the "cha-cha-cha" it's the more widespread meaning. If you WERE Indian, however, you would know that Chacha means Uncle. Actually, it means a lot more than Uncle. When I call

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