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Malaysia Airlines Scraps Ill-Conceived 'Bucket List' Promotion
Mistakes

Malaysia Airlines Scraps Ill-Conceived 'Bucket List' Promotion

Following the tragedies of Flight 370 and Flight 17, Malaysia Airlines rolled out -- and then promptly scrapped -- a contest asking consumers to describe their bucket lists.
Geoff Weiss
Help Select Our 'College Entrepreneur of 2014'
Entrepreneur of 2014

Help Select Our 'College Entrepreneur of 2014'

Nominees run the gamut, having created everything from a mouth guard that aims to prevent sports-related concussions to an app that helps actors nail down relevant and timely auditions.
Geoff Weiss
Staples Wants You to Crowdfund Your Way Onto Its Shelves
Crowdfunding

Staples Wants You to Crowdfund Your Way Onto Its Shelves

Staples and crowdfunding site Fundable have teamed up to launch a contest for entrepreneurs.
Catherine Clifford
Gain Long-Term Social Followers With These 5 Tips
Connected Entrepreneur

Gain Long-Term Social Followers With These 5 Tips

Having an engaged audience online can help your bottom line, but you have to be careful.
Zach Cutler
4 Ways Managers Mess Up Sales Contests
Contests

4 Ways Managers Mess Up Sales Contests

Sales contests are supposed to provide motivation for employees to increase sales, customers and profits. But if done incorrectly, they can do more harm than good.
Bob Marsh
You Win When Using Giveaways to Grow Your Social Audience
Social Media

You Win When Using Giveaways to Grow Your Social Audience

Contests and sweepstakes with prizes your targeted audience likes will engage customers and spread your brand.
Matt Konigsmark
Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook
Facebook

Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook

Have a Facebook page but don't know what to do with it? Here are some tips from business owners who rely predominately on the social network to fuel their marketing efforts.
Geoff Weiss
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Golf Company's $1.5 Million Giveaway Far From a Hole in One
Marketing Edge

Golf Company's $1.5 Million Giveaway Far From a Hole in One

Another glaring example of how companies miss the mark on marketing and customer loyalty campaigns.
Carol Roth
Why You Need to Think Beyond Google When It Comes to SEO
SEO

Why You Need to Think Beyond Google When It Comes to SEO

Major search engines aren't your only source for getting discovered online and driving traffic to your site. In this video, Rand Fishkin explains.
Jason Fell
Opportunity Is Knocking: Announcing a Contest for Entrepreneurs
Empact

Opportunity Is Knocking: Announcing a Contest for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs, here is your opportunity to shine. Apply for the Empact Showcase and have the chance to be featured in Entrepreneur's annual 'Top 30 Startups to Watch' list.
Andrea Huspeni
25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale
Marketing

25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

Don't let the simple concept of a first sale mislead you. Obtaining that first customer can sometimes be a long, arduous battle. Here's how.
$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs

The Mission Main Street Grants Program disperses money and a trip to Google Headquarters to 12 winning small-business owners.
Catherine Clifford
Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Legal Center

Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you plan on running a contest, make sure your promotion is DMCA-compliant first.
Lindsay LaVine
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Know a Kick-Ass Startup? Nominate It.
Starting a Business

Know a Kick-Ass Startup? Nominate It.

Nationwide search is underway for the best young companies to work for.
Andrea Huspeni