By Brian A. Klems You start dating a person you met at your local grocery store. The date is going well—you’ve taken the person to your favorite restaurant (in which you both ordered the same unusual meal) and, it turns out, you both grew up in the same small town. The problem is, when you…

 

By Anne Wayman Often ads and market listings for magazines and other publications will call for writing samples. These are also known as ‘clips’ and as ‘tear sheets’ which is spelled both as one word and two. No matter what you call it, the writing sample is just that – a sample of your writing….

 

By tracey.wallace@bigcommerce.com (Tracey Wallace) The social commerce marketplace has grown more than 4-fold since 2012. Then, social commerce represented some $3 billion in retail sales. In 2015, social commerce accounts for some $14 billion. That’s one heck of a growth trajectory. Indeed, nearly all social platforms provide a commerce offering for retailers and shoppers alike….

 

By alisa@scalablesocialmedia.com (Alisa Meredith) It started with a few tweets here and there asking me to start a podcast (“I don’t have time to read all your blog posts!”), a couple of guest appearances on hangouts and other marketing podcasts, and next thing I know, for Inbound Marketing Week this year, I launched The Superheroes…

 

By pvaughan@hubspot.com (Pamela Vaughan) With more than 347 million users, LinkedIn is the most popular social network for professionals as well as one of the top social networks overall. But do you know how to use LinkedIn to its fullest potential? With new social networks sprouting up constantly, LinkedIn is a platform that often gets…

 
 

By joetting@hubspot.com (Jami Oetting) This post originally appeared on Agency Post. To read more content like this, subscribe to Agency Post. Are our digital lives blocking our ability to experience physical things? Can technology make us less or more human? Maybe these aren’t the right questions. Instead, perhaps we should be asking: How can we…

 

By Donna Moritz Do you create images? Do they inspire your readers to take action? When used strategically images, slide decks and infographics can drive traffic to your business. They also offer the opportunity to provide further value through your content. In this article I’ll share three creative examples from businesses that used visual content…

 

By Elliott Kirk Remarketing can be a great tool for growing your business and for achieving a variety of business objectives. Remarketing through Google Adwords allows you to tailor your campaign to meet your goals, whether it be: Growing your brand Increasing site engagement Increasing ad position on the Google Search network Driving conversions Using…

 

By kburke@hubspot.com (Katie Burke) Being humble keeps you hungry. – Christine Tsai, Founding Partner, 500 Startups (Click to Tweet) Venture capitalists aren’t often known for their humility, but Christine Tsai represents a notable exception to the rule. A founding partner at 500 Startups and former Googler and YouTube leader, Christine is the embodiment of someone…