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2 Startups from Web Summit 2014

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This year’s Web Summit was held once again in Dublin and I was lucky enough to be invited along. The event is the second biggest tech summit in the world and is now in its fourth year. The Summit saw 22,000 attendees each day from 109 countries, had 2,160 exciting startups exhibiting for 700 investors and enjoyed talks by 614 of the world’s leading technology company representatives. Alongside the tech talks were entrepreneurs and public figures such as Bono discussing a wide range of technology and business related subjects. Read more

Designing The Perfect Mobile Landing Page

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Landing pages are – or at least they’re supposed to be – one of the most powerful conversion tools in the online marketer’s arsenal. Done well, and that’s exactly what they are. Done badly, and they’ll generate more bounces than the NBA. Their effect needs to be instant – you literally have mere seconds for the landing page to load, seize the user’s attention and induce them to act.  Read more

How to Build Genuine Social Media Conversations

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Social media has opened up a plethora of new ways to build meaningful relationships with your fans and followers. From sharing blog posts to posting behind-the-scenes videos, your fans are able to start to conceive the ‘human side’ of your company, rather than being simply a faceless brand from which they purchase products and/or services.  Read more

Optimizing Your Content for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

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When it comes to social media marketing, there’s a lot of balls that you have to keep juggling to keep all of your followers engaged across all of your different platforms. Indeed, this is very much because the users of each generally expect very different things from their different social networks, and understanding what’s appropriate for one and not for another is key to continuing to reach as many of them as possible. Read more

How To Use The New Pinterest Analytics Tool For Business

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Pinterest marketing is a fairly new concept even by social media standards. Pinterest’s growing popularity as a major social network, however, means that this pin board sharing social simply cannot be ignored as a powerful marketing avenue. Indeed, the very introduction of this new Analytics tool goes to show just how much marketers are using the site, and user demand is dictating a more thorough overview of how potential customers are interacting with your pins. Read more

Why Your Brand Needs Infographics 

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Your content marketing strategy may well be already in full swing: you’re producing regular, informative blog posts and sharing them throughout your social networks; your email list has been growing gradually and your monthly newsletter is being generally well distributed and talked about. But is there still something missing? Read more

How To Create a Convincing Email Marketing Newsletter

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When it comes to email marketing, plain text emails are, if not quite a thing of the past, then certainly on a downwards spiral. The trend these days is to jazz up the email newsletter with some images, illustrations, groovy fonts, and funky layouts. The idea is simple – with so many emails coming through as just words on a screen, yours simply need to be lively so that they jump out at your potential clients, grabbing their attention amidst the endless black and white chatter.  Read more