Can’t Sell Your House? Contact Dex Property Solutions

If you’ve had some trouble selling your home due to some sort of defect—like a faulty septic system or ill-functioning furnace—Dex Property Solutions, Inc. might be just the kind of company you’re looking for.

Based in Connecticut but able to service clients across the country, Dex Property Solutions buys real estate that’s in need of repairs—maybe the plumbing system needs a complete overhaul, for instance—before modernizing the properties and either selling or renting them. Continue reading →

3 Marketing Takeaways from ‘Serial’

2014-12-15-serialsociallogoIt all started on Thanksgiving Eve. A colleague had recommended the “Serial” podcast to me a couple days prior, and while rolling my arancini for the next day’s Thanksgiving dinner, I decided to give it a try. I’ve never been a big fan of podcasts, but 15 minutes in and I was hooked. Two days later I was all caught up on the nine episodes that had been released at the time. Is binge listening to podcasts going to be the new “it” term? Continue reading →

Under Armour’s ‘I Will What I Want’ Campaign: Please Sir, I Want Some More

“You lack the right feet, Achilles tendons, turnout, torso length and bust.”

“You have the wrong body for ballet.”

Confused with what I am talking about? Then check out the incredible video below.

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The Top Five Social Media Blunders of 2014

Social media blunders can be extremely funny—until your organization is on the wrong end of the joke. In 2014 a large number of brands found themselves in the unenviable position of apologizing for social media gaffes which garnered negative media attention. Here are five of the worst social mistakes of 2014:

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eTechHelp Talks Technology at Content Boost’s Content Marketing Crash Course

shutterstock_237634126Investing in technology for your small business can be overwhelming—and that’s an understatement. From computers to phone systems to Internet applications, it can be difficult to determine what technologies best fit your company’s needs and budget.

Luckily, there’s eTechHelp, a global technology consulting and Internet services company that provides a wide range of technology services for business of all sizes. Continue reading →

How to Jumpstart Your Content Marketing Strategy in 2015

As another year winds down, chances are you’re already looking ahead to 2015—a year that holds plenty of potential for your business. If you haven’t added content marketing to your marketing mix, then you might want to consider making this a top priority for the coming year. Continue reading →

Key Takeaways From Content Boost’s First Crash Course

We are in the middle of a quiet content marketing war, as organizations are fiercely competing for brand awareness and relevancy online.

This was the critical message delivered by TMC CEO and Group Editor-in-Chief Rich Tehrani during his opening remarks at Content Boost’s first Content Marketing Crash Course, Dec. 4 in Norwalk, Connecticut.

“Online marketing battles are being won and lost constantly,” explained Tehrani, adding that many companies think they are winning the battle for attention when they are actually losing without even realizing it.

IMG_20141204_113151137Tehrani’s remarks set the tone for the riveting Crash Course, in which local business leaders and marketers were invited to participate in full day of hands-on content marketing seminars and group discussions, as well as strategizing and networking activities with key members of the Content Boost team. Attendees were also treated to 30-minute one-on-one brand reviews and consultations, as well as brand video interviews. Continue reading →

5 Social Media Mistakes to Ditch in 2015

Let’s face it: we’ve all made some mistakes on social media. But somehow it still surprises me when the basics are thrown by the wayside. This year, make an early New Year’s resolution to finally ditch the following social media mistakes once and for all. social media UNSIZED

Spelling & grammatical errors: You proof read your emails before you send them out, your press release before it gets distributed, and your banner ads before they get posted. Get into the habit of doing the same with your social media posts. Yes, it’s more of a casual atmosphere than some other forms of business communication, but you’ll make yourself look like a fool if you don’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re”. Remember the old saying, “measure twice, cut once?” Apply the same principal to your social posts and re-read it twice, post once.

Inappropriate posts: In my very honest opinion, we live in an excessively sensitive world. You may view your joke as harmless, but your neighbor may see it as the most offensive thing they’ve heard. If a post seems like it could be on the verge of inappropriate or offensive, skip it altogether. Keep your brand’s personality and humor alive, but keep it tasteful. Continue reading →

Is Your Content Marketing Effective? Here Are Three Tips to Turn It Around

In our digital landscape, it’s indisputable that valuable content marketing is of the upmost importance. Despite this, many organizations continue to fail at providing content that consumers demand.

In fact, not enough businesses are successful at content marketing; 38 percent of companies say they are effective, which is a drop off from 42 percent a year ago, according to a survey by Content Marketing Institute called “B2B Content Marketing: 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America.”

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Passive vs. Active Marketers: Which Are You?

shutterstock_209815978We’ve all heard the phrase “passive communication.” It may describe someone who lacks conviction, direction and, sometimes, respect. As such, this type of communication has given rise to the term “passive-aggressive,” or someone who tends to express negative feelings in an indirect manner rather than state their disapproval directly to the person concerned.

We’ve all dealt with the passive-aggressive individual in the business world—we may even be that person. But have we encountered the passive-aggressive marketer? Are you a passive marketer?

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