by Scott Scanlon·Comments Off on The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company
The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company – HBR Can you think of any business topic that’s been hotter for longer than innovation? Trouble is, it’s hard to think of any business challenge where real progress has been harder to come by. By now, your company probably has a new business incubator, an idea wiki, a disciplined process for mining customer insights, an awards program for successful innovators, and maybe even an outpost in Silicon Valley—all fine ideas—and yet, most likely, it still struggles to meet its growth goals and seldom thrills its customers. And it’s not just your company. In a McKinsey poll, 94% of the managers surveyed said they were dissatisfied with their company’s innovation performance.
by Scott Scanlon·Comments Off on Top 9 Facebook Marketing Questions Answered
Have you got Facebook marketing questions? Are you wondering what the most common Facebook marketing questions are? Businesses with Facebook Pages often have the same questions. In this article I’ll dive deeper into frequently asked questions for businesses on Facebook. #1: Can I Change My Page Name? If you have fewer than 200 fans, changing Top 9 Facebook Marketing Questions Answered
by Scott Scanlon·Comments Off on Quiz – Pick A Door to Your Future
This test has been shared around the web on a number of sites and incredibly it always receives very positive results. All you need to do is take a look at the arches, then down the path it shows. The path you choose can reveal a lot about your potential future. The results are usuallyQuiz – Pick A Door to Your Future
by Scott Scanlon·Comments Off on Facebook chat privacy and scans: CIA-backed company might spy on chats
Facebook chat privacy and scans: CIA-backed company might spy on chats If you thought your Facebook chats are safe from prying eyes, you’re apparently wrong. Bosnadev says that Facebook’s chats are being scanned by a CIA-funded company, a discovery Bosnadev made after looking into some unusual activity on a website triggered by a link present in a Facebook chat.
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by Scott Scanlon·Comments Off on Chevy Runs Digital Video Ads in Print (Yes, You Read That Right)
Here’s something you don’t see every day: Chevrolet bought print ads to show off its digital videos.
The ad, which promotes Chevy’s Colorado truck, appears in the May issue of certain subscriber issues of Esquire and Popular Mechanics. And it allows readers to watch one of three short videos, which were created by Chevy’s creative agency Commonwealth//McCann.
7 Takeaways From Social Media Marketing World 2015 Did you miss Social Media Marketing World 2015? Last month thousands of marketers converged yet again on San Diego for the world-class Social Media Marketing World (#SMMW15). Here are my seven takeaways from the conference—seven things you need to know. Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Socially Sorted and is being republished with permission. From
by New Media·Comments Off on Top Education Stories from This Week
CK-12 has long offered tutorials and practice exercises for middle school and high school science and math students. Today, CK-12 unveiled a new collection for resources for elementary school mathematics. The collection is organized by grade level (grades 1 through 5) and skill. The resources are a mix of videos and online practice exercises.While the CK-12 elementary school mathematics collection offers a lot of skills sections (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, clock reading, measurement) each section appears to be fairly limited in its offerings. I checked five skill sections, one in each grade, and each was limited to one video and one exercise. That said, if you sign-in on CK-12 you can add your own resources to a section.Applications for … CK-12 Launches a New Collection of Elementary School Math Resources
There is not a shortage of geography games on the Internet, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying new ones that come out. Quizzity is the latest online geography game that I’ve tried. The concept behind Quizzity is a familiar one. Quizzity presents you with the name of a city and you have to click on the map where you think that city is in the world.Quizzity quizzes you on cities all over the world. To increase the accuracy of your guesses you should zoom-in on a region before clicking the map. Each round of Quizzity presents you with six city names. Points are awarded for accuracy and speed.If Quizzity isn’t for you, six other geography games can be found here. Create Your Own Geography Quizzity – Another Fun Geography Game
by New Media·Comments Off on Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran: Real Winners Say ‘Hit Me Again’
Barbara Corcoran has rejected plenty of contestants on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, but the sassy, whip-smart investor was once rejected from the show herself.
When Corcoran was first offered a role on Shark Tank, she signed the contract immediately and told everyone in her life she’d be heading to Hollywood. Four days before she was set to fly, she was told by the production company that her spot had been given to someone else: A busty blonde half her age. Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran: Real Winners Say ‘Hit Me Again’
Media giant Oprah Winfrey was born in the rural town of Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954. In 1976, Winfrey moved to Baltimore, where she hosted a hit television chat show, People Are Talking. Afterward, she was recruited by a Chicago TV station to host her own morning show. She later became the host of her own, wildly popular program, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired for 25 seasons, from 1986 to 2011. That same year, Winfrey launched her own TV network.
Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is an Australian singer-songwriter, pianist, and television actress. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age. She began her career as a child actress, starring in various television shows and rose to prominence in 2002 in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Nina Tucker.
Venturing into the music industry, Goodrem recorded an album entitled Delta through an independent label, which was never released due to legal reasons. Subsequently signing to Sony at the age of 15, she released her multi-platinum album Innocent Eyes which topped the Australian Albums Chart and reached number two on the UK Albums Chart. It became one of the highest-selling albums in Australian history, with over 4 million copies sold worldwide and all five of its singles; “Born to Try”, “Lost Without You”, “Innocent Eyes”, “Not Me, Not I”, and “Predictable” reaching number one in Australia and the first three reaching the top ten in the UK. This gave her the record for becoming the first ever artist to have five number one singles from a debut album.
SO happy for our talented Aussie band @5SOS Number 1 on the Uk charts CONGRATS guys
Each of her subsequent albums followed with similar commercial success on the ARIA Albums Chart. Her second studio album, Mistaken Identity, was created during her battle with cancer (and several of its themes reflect this) and became her second consequent number one album. In 2007, she released Delta, her third number one album and in 2012 she released her fourth studio album Child of the Universe which reached number two.
Goodrem has continued to have a string of top ten hits, including “Out of the Blue”, “Mistaken Identity”, “Together We Are One”, “In This Life”, “Believe Again”, “Sitting on Top of the World”, “Wish You Were Here” and “Heart Hypnotic”. Goodrem has achieved eight number one singles and three number one albums in her home country. As of the early 2010s, she holds the Australian record for the highest-selling album of the last decade and the most number one singles from a debut album. From 2012 to 2013, she was a coach on The Voice Australia, and will appear on The Voice Kids Australia in 2014.
In this video we cover how you can promote a Tweet within Twitter. Did you know that you could target people based on keywords, locations, and other factors? Using the Twitter tweet promotion is a great way to create traffic for your website. In this video we’ll walk through how we used the Twitter Tweet promotion to promote one of our products. We walk through the full run down from how we set it up, the traffic we generated, down to the conversions we’ve created.
As you’ll see it’s easy to promote a tweet on Twitter.
Here’s our thoughts on improvement:
Promote this tweet with business account
Create a tweet to enhance brand as well as engagement – You’ll notice in the screenshot above we have over 1K impressions. This is where we should have a tweet with our product and pulls in the benefit.
Not include a picture with this tweet – in our original Tweet we included a picture thinking this might improve engagement. We are currently running a test without a picture to see if the engagement remains the same.
Add call to action text – our current promoted tweets simply just includes the headline to the post and a link. We are going to do a test with adding small call to action text such as, PLS RT or Click now. I’ll have to check the Twitter terms of service first.
Add hashtags – we were going to add this to a new test we are running but that wouldn’t be a true test. So our next round we are going to try adding one or two hashtags to our tweet.
Expand keywords – We are only targeting one keyword… we’ll start to expand our keywords to complimentary keywords.
New Organ Destroying “R.I.P.” Bullet Has Completely Sold Out
(Facebook) Nobody wanted to buy segways, but a deadly new copper bullet “designed to take out all your vital organs” has completely sold out. The R.I.P., which is being marketed as the “last round you’ll ever need, ” ”travels at 1265 feet per second and enters a target with devastating force, ” an advertisement says. “The R.I.P. then seperates [sic] into 9 distinct wound channels inside the target.” Boy, does that ever sound fun, and also highly applicable to our everyday lives. New Organ Destroying “R.I.P.” Bullet Has Completely Sold Out
What Can You Learn From Looking at The Data of Over 100, 000 Sent Emails?
It’s based on data they’ve collected from over 100, 000 emails sent to Campaign Monitor customers. From their data set they have come up with some noticeable rules of thumb that may help you increase the effectiveness of your email marketing. As every online marketer knows, its becoming increasingly difficult to execute email campaigns that look great, render perfectly, and drive top results. What Can You Learn From Looking at The Data of Over 100, 000 Sent Emails?
MILLER: Huge majorities on East Coast support national gun registry
A shocking poll released Tuesday shows overwhelming majorities of people in Virginia, New York and New Jersey support a national gun registry. It shows that 68 percent of New York voters and a whopping 74 percent of New Jersey voters are in favor of establishing a national gun registry. “Given the exceptionally high numbers of support for President Obama and Hillary Clinton in this poll, it isn’t surprising that there would be high numbers of support for draconian gun control proposals, ” he told me. MILLER: Huge majorities on East Coast support national gun registry
The New USA? Secession Movement Gains Steam
Jeffrey Hare runs the 51st State Initiative in Colorado, an effort to fight an out-of-control legislature trying to ram big government policies down the throats of voters. Secessionist talk has filled town hall meetings and the divide discussed is not just ideological. Rural Americans across many states feel they’re not being heard. The New USA? Secession Movement Gains Steam