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10 Things You Can Learn From Bad Copy

We’ve all read copy that makes us cringe. Sometimes it’s hard to put a finger on exactly what it is that makes the copy so bad. Nonetheless, its lack of appeal doesn’t go unnoticed. Of course, writing is subjective in nature, but…

Do You Know How to Create a Viral Quiz?

Today’s quiz was created by Owen Fuller. Owen founded Fit Marketing in 2009. Fit, recently named one of the fastest growing companies in Utah, is an inbound marketing company that helps companies hack their growth. You…

Are You Smarter Than a Marketing Intern?

It’s that time of the year to bring on a few marketing interns to help lighten the load. If you can train them well, you might actually be able to go on vacation with your family this summer. But, before you…

What Kind of Marketing Rockstar Are You?

Most marketers aspire to reach “Rockstar” status. A supreme level where a simple tweet can launch an entirely new startup overnight. Well – let’s find out where you are along this Rockstar journey. Take the quiz below: Today’s quiz was created for…

17 Advanced Methods for Promoting Your New Piece of Content

Some people have so much success with their content marketing strategies that they have hundreds of thousands of readers. Of course, great content is a big part of the equation, but the other, often overlooked area of content marketing is…

5 Clever Ways to Increase Mobile App Reviews

The opinions of others play a major role in people’s purchasing decisions, whether the opinions are about restaurants, movies, or apps. With respect to apps, opinions and reviews also affect how visible they will be in app store search results and how…

Which Marketing Superhero Are You?

Today we have a fun little quiz that determines what kind of marketing superhero you are. Take the quiz below and when you’re finished, share your results with your followers! This quiz was created for the KISSmetrics Marketing Blog by

8 Fresh Customer Service Ideas Worth Stealing

Our ability to complain is enhanced by technical advances in communication. Tools like 4G networks, Google Glass, and phones that double as cameras ensure we have a continuous stream of ever more effective ways to complain. But, even today, customer service still…

Where Marketing Ends, Branding Begins

So you’ve got a business and you’re ready to push your branding efforts online. The first question you encounter is “How do I go about with branding?” What I’ve noticed from my years of experience in online marketing is that you…

The Beginner’s Guide to Inbound App Marketing

You’ve finally written the last line of code and submitted your app to the app store. Countless hours of staring at a screen two feet in front of your face have left you temporarily nearsighted. As you look out the window, your…

How to Sell a High-Priced Digital Product

AppSumo is a free newsletter that promotes tools/knowledge to help startups become winners. We’ve promoted awesome products (such as Optimizely, LinkedIn, and MailChimp) at special prices. Our average selling price is around $49, which, for many small businesses and freelancers,…

How to Use Intent to Drive Buyer Behavior

On August 28th, 1963, hundreds of thousands of people marched on Washington. The march organizers struggled to put their common intent into words. In fact, there was no plan. There was no real concrete goal. And yet every one of those people…

7 Simple Steps to Writing Product Descriptions that Sell

How seductive are your product descriptions? Does your product copy entice readers to click buy or try? Or do you simply describe your product and tell web visitors what it does? The “secret” to writing seriously seductive product descriptions is to follow a…

How and Why You Should Conduct a Brand Audit

Is your business experiencing a downslide lately? Are your losing customers to your rivals? Is there a sudden dip in sales and revenue? If so, and you are looking for the cause of these issues, then gear up for a brand…

CEOs Don’t Trust Marketing – What’s The Solution?

Month after month there’s increasing data showing us that marketing people don’t plan or measure enough. Our own Smart Insights survey broadcast to 40,000 marketers saw 69% admitting that there is no digital marketing strategy in their current role. It’s…

How to Create Magnetic Marketing Content

How would you like to be able to create content so desirable that people can’t help but take you up on your incredible offer? It’s every marketer’s dream – to hit on something that’s both entertaining but also refreshingly honest. Although very…

More Content Marketing Isn’t Necessarily Better

When content marketing became the buzzword marketing strategy of 2013, the rush was on to create easy, consumable pieces that fit into the company’s overall promotional strategy. Now, as we turn the corner to a new year, we realize what a…

Learn Growth Hacking: 35 Resources to Help You Become a Growth Hacker

At many technology companies, traditional marketing roles are transforming into growth hacking roles. In fact, the work has become so popular now that some companies are hiring “growth hackers.” They are keeping their marketing departments and hiring growth hackers to…