Brian Hughes

Brian Hughes

CEO of Integrity Marketing & Consulting
Brian Hughes is the founder and CEO of Integrity Marketing & Consulting, where he helps his clients build powerful brands through content marketing, social-media marketing, search-engine optimization, email marketing, pay-per-click advertising and web design. A seasoned digital marketing expert, Hughes is a frequent contributor to Business.com, Moz, Small Business Trends, Social Media Today, ChamberofCommerce.com and Social Media Week. When not helping clients cut through digital clutter to conquer their online niche, he enjoys spending time with his three children, doing ministry or playing golf.
From Inmate to SMS Marketing Success Story
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From Inmate to SMS Marketing Success Story

Formerly imprisoned for selling drugs, Todd Matherne today is revolutionizing the digital marketing landscape
3 Digital Marketing Lessons From a Lawyer Focused on the High Seas
Digital Marketing

3 Digital Marketing Lessons From a Lawyer Focused on the High Seas

For instance, thought leadership is big right now, but you've got to show it, not just tell it.
The Importance of Building Trust Online
Trust

The Importance of Building Trust Online

If you fail to work at it and cultivate it and maintain it, you could be leaving a great deal of money on the table.
3 of the Top Opportunities and Challenges for Digital Marketing in 2017
Digital Marketing

3 of the Top Opportunities and Challenges for Digital Marketing in 2017

Local search, online reputation management and a consistent, curated social media profile are three digital marketing essential for every startup in 2017.
The Hidden Costs of Undervaluing Human Resources
Human Resources

The Hidden Costs of Undervaluing Human Resources

Effective talent-management systems combine traditional HR functions with newer elements like talent development and retention.
Tech Entrepreneur Zain Dhanani Explains the Importance of Intense Specialization
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Tech Entrepreneur Zain Dhanani Explains the Importance of Intense Specialization

Today's startups are hot on large internal teams to handle everything from product quality assure to complex advertising analytics. But not at Tinsli. Here's why.
How Technology Is Rapidly Changing the Way Things Get Done Across Industries
Technology

How Technology Is Rapidly Changing the Way Things Get Done Across Industries

One study says that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could potentially be replaced by automation over the next 20 years. How's your business handling that prospect?
From Selling Water on the Street Corner to a Multi-Million Dollar Online Business
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From Selling Water on the Street Corner to a Multi-Million Dollar Online Business

Army vet Emanuel "Manny" Hernandez beat the odds to embody the American Dream. Here's how he did it.
5 Reasons Why Sustainability and Social Issues Attract Customers
Small Business - Big Impact

5 Reasons Why Sustainability and Social Issues Attract Customers

Consumers want to feel good about the companies they buy from. What's your company doing to help that happen?
3 Inbound Marketing Best Practices to Steal for 2017
Lead Generation

3 Inbound Marketing Best Practices to Steal for 2017

Converting leads into sales is increasingly difficult due to today's digital fragmented, chaotic digital landscape. Here's what to do.
How to Retain More Customers Without Spending a Dime
Customer Retention

How to Retain More Customers Without Spending a Dime

Sourcing new customers has to be a daily priority. If you're not selling, you're not in business; all you've got is a hobby.
How 1 EdTech Company Thrives Amid the High-Stakes State-Testing Turbulence
EdTech Startup

How 1 EdTech Company Thrives Amid the High-Stakes State-Testing Turbulence

USATechprep's teachers-turned-techpreneurs develop products by asking themselves, "What would have been useful to us when we were teaching?"
3 Reasons Why Your Website Needs an SEO Audit
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3 Reasons Why Your Website Needs an SEO Audit

An SEO audit will tell you what's working on your current website, what's falling short and how you can improve your site to rank higher and generate more leads.
How to Flatten Your Organizational Hierarchy Now
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How to Flatten Your Organizational Hierarchy Now

To preserve a startup ethos at your business (or create one), adopting a less extreme version of a flatter organizational hierarchy can help.
What Makes Great Entrepreneurs Think Differently?
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What Makes Great Entrepreneurs Think Differently?

Consider how these four founders think. You may be surprised how a simple change in perspective can open up so many new possibilities.