A HOW-TO BLOG FOR CHICAGO BUSINESS

Aug 27, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Bloggers Meet Startups

Go to There: Bloggers Meet Startups

You’re gonna have to hurry, as there are only a handful of tickets left, but there’s a pretty neat shindig going down at Next Door come Sept. 10. Local Internet marketer Scott Winterroth, who works with...

Aug 26, 2013
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By Kendrick Shope, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Assure Your Marketing Emails Get Read

How to Assure Your Marketing Emails Get Read

An email subject's importance can’t be overstated. It’s what determines if your email is going to be opened or headed for the delete pile. The selling phase starts with your email subject. If you get the subject

Aug 13, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

Signs You’re Doing Online Advertising Wrong

Signs You’re Doing Online Advertising Wrong

There seems to be a lot floating around the Internet this week so far about Internet ads being problematic or not as reliable, and while I certainly don’t want to just regurgitate what I’m seeing there, I...

Aug 9, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

Which Social Video Service is Right for You?

Which Social Video Service is Right for You?

If you haven’t heard, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steven Chen are hopping into the ring against Vine and Instagram with their own new video app, Mixbit. Mixbit is currently only for iOS, just like Vine when...

Aug 8, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

Nearly 70 Percent of CEOs Not Using Social Media: Study

Nearly 70 Percent of CEOs Not Using Social Media: Study

A staggering majority of CEOs are shunning social media, and the reason why isn't clear. The best guesses are that they likely just don't care or are far busier working and think it's a piddling distraction.

Aug 1, 2013
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By Mike Muhney, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why Social Media Can't Save Everything

Why Social Media Can't Save Everything

Social is the new normal, as experts suggest and the masses demonstrate, and it operates on an even more precious commodity than exposure. That currency is trust. While advancements bring new opportunities, they...

Jul 30, 2013
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By Josh Burns, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why Facebook Hashtags are a Big Deal for Your Business

Why Facebook Hashtags are a Big Deal for Your Business

Facebook has finally adopted the use of hashtags. And you may think I’m crazy, but this could be some great news for your business using social media.

Jul 29, 2013
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By Brooke Lighton, Edited by: David Wolinsky

When Social Media Backfires

When Social Media Backfires

Social media promotions can be risky business. Every brand wants to make a splash on social media. Whether your new product goes viral either through a game, a video or putting a terrorist’s picture on the cover...

Jul 22, 2013
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By Steve Robinson, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Get More Customers Through Visual Storyteller

How to Get More Customers Through Visual Storyteller

It’s time to hop off the hammock and shake up your marketing routine with visual storytelling. Why? Well, it’s a great way to engage your customers and grow your business. So if you’re up for a new challenge...

Jul 17, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

Study: Is Twitter’s Vine Shriveling?

Study: Is Twitter’s Vine Shriveling?

I’m a big big fan of Vine, Twitter’s video app that creates continuous six-second loops, but it seems that my enthusiasm for it and its promise alone may either be misguided or not enough to turn it around.

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