Marketing

What You Can Learn About Business from Farmville
Marketing

What You Can Learn About Business from Farmville

Savvy business owners are figuring out ways to use game platforms and social media tools to generate longstanding customer loyalty, engagement and, ultimately, revenue.
Jennifer Wang
Three Ways to Give Back to Your Community at Holiday Time
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Three Ways to Give Back to Your Community at Holiday Time

Doing good is good for business and your brand. Here are three ideas for cause marketing that can work on a small scale.
Gail Goodman
Facebook Has Lots to Share At f8 (Video)
Social Media

Facebook Has Lots to Share At f8 (Video)

Now 800 million members strong, the social media giant reveals major changes and a slew of new features.
Does Your Company's 'Social Personality' Need a Makeover?
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Does Your Company's 'Social Personality' Need a Makeover?

Connecting with customers and making your brand stand out from the competition is vital to social media success, our experts say.
Jason Fell
From Entrepreneur to Icon in Five Steps
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From Entrepreneur to Icon in Five Steps

As a recognized expert, you can give your business greater exposure and credibility. Here's how to build your brand as an industry authority.
Why Google+ Will Be the Next Big Thing for Your Business
Marketing

Why Google+ Will Be the Next Big Thing for Your Business

Google+ has quickly become the place to be in social media. Here's why--and what your business should do about it.
Chris Brogan
A Profile of the Active Social Networker
Marketing

A Profile of the Active Social Networker

Americans are spending more time on social networks and blogs, according to a new study from Nielsen. Here's what that means for you.
Mikal E. Belicove
Social Media Breakdown: Spotify
Marketing

Social Media Breakdown: Spotify

When digital music service Spotify crossed the Atlantic to the U.S., the company leaned heavily on social media to build awareness. Here's a look at what worked for them.
Shira Lazar
Five Social Media Tools for More Buzz for Your Buck
Marketing

Five Social Media Tools for More Buzz for Your Buck

Tapping into social media management tools can help business owners get a handle on their Facebook, Twitter and other online marketing efforts.
How to Get Your Product into the Hands of a Celebrity
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How to Get Your Product into the Hands of a Celebrity

Use these tips to learn how to find and approach the three types of people that can help your brand onto the red carpet.
A Lesson in Growing Your Brand from the 'Pawn Stars'
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A Lesson in Growing Your Brand from the 'Pawn Stars'

Here's a look at the many ways the stars of 'Pawn Stars' have leveraged their fame.
Carol Tice
How One Online Retailer Tweaked Its Way a Better Sales Future
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How One Online Retailer Tweaked Its Way a Better Sales Future

To increase conversions, a website set out to test changes to increase registrations, calls and sales.
Gwen Moran
Three Steps to Grow Your Own 'Buy Local' Campaign
Marketing

Three Steps to Grow Your Own 'Buy Local' Campaign

Looking to bring together your community to support local businesses? Consider these guidelines for getting started.
Gwen Moran
Are Facebook Posts Penalized by Using Third-Party Tools?
Marketing

Are Facebook Posts Penalized by Using Third-Party Tools?

If a new report is to be believed, using a third-party tool to post Facebook updates may actually do more harm than good.
Mikal E. Belicove
Marketing

Marketing is a form of communication between you and your customers with the goal of selling your product or service to them. Communicating the value of your product or service is a key aspect of marketing. 

The Four P's of marketing include identifying and developing your product, determining its price, figuring out placement in order to reach customers, and developing a promotional strategy. 

Developing a marketing plan is an important way to begin forming this strategy for reaching customers and encouraging them to buy.