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How to monetize your mobile apps

Posted by Amanda on Apr 29, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Monetizing mobile apps is a great way for mobile developers to gain a good revenue stream as well as a potential source of funding for future products. Unfortunately, many developers often find themselves in the dark when it comes to effectively optimizing their apps for mobile advertising.

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Fine Tuning your Video Marketing Strategy

Posted by Amanda on Apr 28, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Video Marketing Strategy

Whether you’ve dipped your big toe in the video marketing waters or dove in headfirst, to remain competitive in today’s global environment, businesses can’t ignore the benefits of a sound video marketing strategy. According to the Pew Research Internet Project , the number of adult individuals who download or view online videos continues to rise. In 2009, 69 percent of adult internet users watched or downloaded online videos compared to 78 percent in mid-2013. While video sharing sites, such as YouTube and Vimeo, play a significant role in this increase, educational videos have been growing in popularity among video viewers.

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What all successful content curators share in common

Posted by Amanda on Apr 27, 2014 6:00:00 PM

There are three kinds of content curators in the world: those who do it poorly, those who do okay at it, and those who blow everyone else out of the water with their awesomeness. Needless to say, you want to belong to the latter camp. But getting there’s no cakewalk. In order to gain the mojo necessary to become a content curation Jedi, you’ve got to develop the kinds of habits shared by those who do it best. Here’s a primer to achieving mastery in the art of curated content.

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What the Near Future of Content Marketing Will Look Like

Posted by Amanda on Apr 24, 2014 6:00:00 PM

It’s happening. Content marketing, that long nurtured and oft-decried “magic bullet” of online marketing, is finally coming of age – moving from the diapers of infancy straight into the pull-ups of toddlerhood so fast, it’ll be asking to borrow the car keys before we know it. With such growth spurts in obvious evidence, brands are eager to know what the next couple of years hold in store for this rapidly developing marketing tool. Here's a snapshot of how it's most likely to evolve.

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Mastering the Interview: 10 tips on What NOT to do During an interview

Posted by Amanda on Apr 24, 2014 5:32:19 AM

I sat down with our Talent Reps at Artisan who have sat through countless interviews (some good and some bad) to get the inside scoop on interviews and some advice on what not to do during one. These 12 tips can help you make the best impression with a future employer.

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What Ryan Gosling can teach you about running your business

Posted by Amanda on Apr 23, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Unless you’re a Goslingite – that name given to individuals, both male and female, who worship the ground Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling walks on – you’ve probably never had occasion to wonder how his existence could teach you invaluable lessons on how to run your business. But as it turns out, there’s a lot to learn from one journalist’s observations on Gosling, marketing, and the importance of story.

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Social media names

Posted by Amanda on Apr 22, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Social Media Names

If clients or potential clients are having difficulty finding you on a social network like Twitter, or trouble recalling your username, survey says you need a new name. While being social has become almost mandatory for businesses, it makes little difference to join the party if other revelers can’t find you.

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The Perils of Mobile App Bloat

Posted by Amanda on Apr 21, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Keeping trim isn’t just a commandment of fitness buffs – it’s also a goal for many mobile app developers. As you develop your next mobile app, it’s important to keep in mind the dangers of bloat and how you can work to prevent it from happening.

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Mastering the Interview: 12 steps to take before you meet with your interviewer

Posted by Amanda on Apr 21, 2014 5:20:31 AM

The Interview

Everyone dreads the interview process. It's nerve racking and brings out new levels of anxiety and stress. You have to impress someone with years of work you have done while telling them that you are right for their company, all in a short period of time. Interviews can make or break whether you get your dream job and it is extremely critical that you learn how to master the interview with confidence and grace.

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Outdated Web Design Trends You Should Dump Now

Posted by Amanda on Apr 20, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Web Design Trends

Sitting down in front of a design program with all those tools and fancy styles at hand, many people often forget the first rule of web design. It can be so tempting to play, to create a page that’s an experience when you really just need a page that gets the job done.

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