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Is Tumblr Right for Your Business?

Tumblr may be less popular than Twitter or Facebook, but that doesn’t make it less powerful for spreading the word about your brand. This microblogging site lets you set up any number of customized blogs that feature photos, text, quotes, links, videos, music or any multimedia content of your choice from just about anywhere you happen to be. Social Media Examiner says Tumblr is home to more than 132 million blogs and ranks as one of the top 15 sites in the U.S.

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Need a Social Media Role Model? Consider Weird Al

Let’s face it. We all need a role model from time to time, especially when we want to get better at something. And I’m always looking for ways to improve my social media savvy.

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Email Subject Lines That Get Opened (or not)

Email marketing continues to be one of the most effective means for reaching potential customers, upselling current customers, and increasing overall sales – in most cases for very little investment.

People who buy products marketed through email spend 138% more than people that do not receive email offers, according to research compiled from marketing agency Convince & Convert. Additionally, 44% of email recipients made at least one purchase last year based on a promotional email.

Are your emails being opened or are they getting stuck in the spam filter? Your subject line may be the problem. Consider these findings:

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4 Tips to Help Busy Professionals Take Relaxing Vacations

For busy, plugged-in professionals, powering off the smartphone and not checking email for a day can actually be pretty stress-inducing, not to mention shutting the phone down for a weeklong vacation.

Even if you dream of a work-free vacation, being disconnected from the office is easier said than done. Whether it’s a demanding project or simply the fear that a major deal will fall through while you’re sipping your favorite beverage on the beach, your dream vacation can quickly turn into a stressful nightmare.

Don’t let job-related stressors put a damper on your vacation. These tips will help you enjoy your time out of the office.

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Increase Catalog Sales by Combining Print and Mobile

With online sales from the first quarter of 2014 topping $71.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, do catalogs still matter? At first glance, it’s easy to assume that most shoppers just head straight to Amazon or Google to make their next purchase. In this scenario, it would seem that there’s no need for bulky catalogs with glossy product photos to lure in shoppers – but a closer look reveals this may not be the case.

Even in our digital age, the printed catalog remains an important entry point for product sales. Consider the following, as reported by Referral Candy:

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