HTTPS: It’s More Than Security. Chances are you have visited a secure website with a URL starting with “HTTPS” (Hypertext Transport Protocol Security). This is commonly used for shopping, banking or e-commerce websites, but this security is also important for all other websites. You might be...

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Coined as the largest video sharing site around these parts, YouTube has millions of videos that are easily accessible by Internet users. And now with billions of monthly users, it’s no wonder why more and more companies are investing their advertising dollars in YouTube. In fact, every minute, nearly 72 hours of video are uploaded to the website.
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From business cards to print advertisements to the cups used in a restaurant, QR codes are everywhere. With the increase in popularity, more and more companies are developing and implementing these codes into their marketing strategy. Here are four reasons why your company should do the same.
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Successful public relations can help advance your company and has the potential to disseminate your company’s marketing message to millions of people. To achieve this, follow these five, easy-to-remember rules from the esd Public Relations Department:
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By nature, whitepapers provide fact-based solutions to consumers’ sometimes-complex problems. These whitepapers encourage consumers to purchase your company’s products or services because, according to the facts in the whitepaper, these products and services are the solution being sought. If written effectively, these whitepapers can become an integral component of your company’s content marketing strategy.
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Since its first Promoted Tweet in April of 2010, Twitter has continually evolved their Promoted Tweets Service. Now, more than two years later, Twitter has announced its newest update to help companies attain a valuable return on investment for their Twitter marketing efforts.
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Consumers are moving at a mile a minute; and, sometimes, they are moving even faster. Your company’s message can quickly become lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And now, with the holiday season upon us, consumers are looking for quick solutions to their product or service purchasing problems. In order to show these consumers that your company offers the best solution to their problem, your marketing message must be clearly and effectively heard.
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Now more than ever, your company’s marketing message should be short, sweet and straightforward; and, here’s why: Today’s consumers are bombarded with marketing messages every day; from the print ads they read in magazines and newspapers, to the labels on the clothes they wear, to the television commercials they watch during their favorite prime time show.
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LinkedIn is like the black sheep of the social media family. When people think of LinkedIn, they associate the site with a place to promote your resume and career experience online. The popular professional networking site is often overlooked when companies want to market themselves via social media. Most companies turn to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and now Pinterest before delving into the social networking site responsible for over 187 million members. New improvements to LinkedIn, however, may make it even easier to brand and promote your company.
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Why should you market your products and services? Simply put, the make-it-and-they-will-come approach to growing a business won't succeed 99% of the time. You have to let prospects know that you’re out there and you have to let them know the right way if you hope to earn leads, sales, or growth. You have to have a marketing team on your side – whether internal or external. You need someone advocating for you to customers, delivering messages that draw them into your product and services effectively and, preferably, cost efficiently.
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