Increase Marketing Productivity with these 3 Utilities

Increase Marketing Productivity with these 3 Utilities

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Most everyone wants to be more productive. Many of us are searching for ways to be more efficient in our lives and with the growth of digital utilities, we're finding innovative ways to be more productive. With content becoming an important component in marketing endeavors, it's important for marketers to use tools that allow them to be as efficient as possible.

Let's take a look at a few of these utilities that help make us more productive in our marketing practices. 

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Looking Back at 2013 – Social Media Posts

Looking Back at 2013 – Social Media Posts

As 2013 is winding down, now's a good time to take a look back at some of the most popular Jarrod Galm Design and Marketing posts from the year. In this installment, I'm going to take a look at a handful of the social media posts that proved valuable to my readers.

Social Media is a growing promotional medium and it's very important for businesses of all sizes to start using the technologies and harnessing the power of social media. Whether you're an individual or a business, it behooves you to be active on social media.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People Online

How to Win Friends and Influence People Online

How to Win Friends and Influence People Online

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If you haven't read Dale Carnegie's How To Win Friends and Influence People, it's a fantastic resource for anyone looking to hone their people skills. The book discusses a lot of principles that can be applied to our daily interactions with others, whether it be in a professional or personal situation.

Today I'm going to discuss a few of his ideas and how they can be applied to the online world.

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The Importance of Having a Plan

The Importance of Having a Plan

It's important to make plans.

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Planning isn't fun. Planning isn't glamorous. Planning isn't sexy. Planning sucks. While we can think of every adjective in the book to define planning, there is one term that is very appropriate for describing the act of planning. That word? Smart.

Seriously. It's smart to have a plan. Yes, it takes time, money, and effort, but by committing those resources to having a plan, whatever it is you're doing will be more successful.

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Social Media Success in One Word: Engagement

Social Media Success in One Word: Engagement

Social Media Success comes from Engagement

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Social media success can be defined in one word: engagement. The term engagement naturally has a lot meanings, especially when we're discussing it as it pertains to social media.

Literally defined, it means “the action of engaging or being engaged” and no, I'm not talking about that getting down on one knee kind of engagement. I'm talking about interacting with your tribe in thoughtful and meaningful ways.

But Jarrod, how do I engage with my tribe? I'm glad you asked! Below are five ways to engage with your audience using social media.

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