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Announcing Powerful by Patty McCord | The Silicon Guild | Convening Thought Leadership in the New Economy
When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. via Pocket
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Mikey Dickerson Velocity NY 2014 Keynote: "One Year After healthcare.gov..." - YouTube
From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, Mikey Dickerson's keynote: "One Year After healthcare.gov: Where Are We Now?"healthcare.gov, possibly the most closely watched government IT project of all time, launched to intense media scrutiny on October 1, 2013…and spectacularly fell on its via Pocket
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The Secret Startup That Saved the Worst Website in America - The Atlantic
Loren Yu was on a weekend trip in Los Angeles when he received an urgent email from a friend. The friend, Kalvin Wang, had a proposition. At the time, Yu was working for an education startup in New York called SkillShare. SkillShare had two technical employees. Yu was one of them. via Pocket
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yesterday by trisignia
How To Convert Visitors Who Are Considering Switching From a Competitor
“I use Tide. I’ve been using Tide for the last 40 years. I’ll use Tide to wash the outfit they bury me in.” Later on, I overheard my 18 year old sister say to a friend on the phone, “Oh My God, UGH, Do what you want, but I would never be caught dead, in clothes from The Gap.” via Pocket
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How job surveillance is changing trucking in America - YouTube
Automation is coming for truckers – but first, they're being watched.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOThe promise of self-driving trucks will radically reshape one of America's most common jobs. There are 3.5 million professional drivers in the US, all of whom may face job displacemen via Pocket
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yesterday by trisignia
Why Write Fiction in 2017?
Most nights, before I go to bed, I sneak into the room where my infant son sleeps, steal across the floor, and kill the wireless router. The plug pulls away from the wall with a soft, satisfying sound, and on the plastic box a row of twinkling green lights blinks out. via Pocket
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yesterday by trisignia
The 4 Emotions that Make the Best Emotional Ads [DATA] | WordStream
After surveying a number of Paid Search Analysts here at WordStream, I was able to conclude the following: PPC can be really boring! I asked my peers to describe paid search in a few words. Their answers included: mundane, bland, dry, a numbers game, tedious, and mind-numbing. via Pocket
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yesterday by trisignia
6 Ways to Start Getting Physically Fit as a Coder
Fitness is important. Period. Having a decent amount of endurance and strength benefits you in a lot of ways. via Pocket
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yesterday by trisignia
CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity - The Washington Post
The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
302 Found
Each month “Unfinished Business” will examine an unfinished work left behind by one of our greatest authors. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
9 Website Credibility Killers
If your site isn’t credible, you’re certainly scaring off a large amount of would-be buyers. But credibility is quite contextual, and sometimes attempts to add credibility indicators can backfire. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
Toyota LandCruiser 70-Series dual-cab ute coming
The mining boom is set to give birth to another Toyota workhorse with a new dual-cab ute variant of the LandCruiser 70-Series. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
10 Design Trends to Leave Behind in the New Year | Professional Builder
Open floor plans, sliding barn doors, and rose gold are just a few design trends experts say should go in 2018. One home design casualty of 2017 is the tropical print. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
How to support copy with images (not just cat pics) - 2016
Now that’s an image that inspires action, amiright? We see. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
Forbes Welcome
The Drucker Forum 2017 in Vienna last month gave considerable attention to the role of a corporate strategy in a rapidly changing world. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
IDEAS IN FOOD: 10 Things To Remember About Creativity
1. Creativity doesn't exist in a vacuum. 2. Creativity and curiosity are a magic combination. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2017 Jealousy List
Please excuse the inaccurate headline: At this publication, we firmly believe in coveting other people’s articles. Welcome to our fifth annual Jealousy List, our soul-crushing forced march [Be positive. - Ed.] magnanimous roundup of stories we wish we’d done over the past year. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
Best of 2017 · Longform
A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof “I decided that if he would not tell us his story, then I would. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
The 2017 Smart Binge, Doc, Music, Pod, Book and Geek Guide
Each Friday edition of NextDraft includes a section called Weekend Whats in which I share some tips on what to watch, what to stream, what to documentary, what to check out, etc. Here’s a collection of what I recommended in 2017. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
Google Analytics 101: Executive's guide to measuring business data | ZDNet
If you want to improve the experience of your website or app, or maybe you want to ensure the success of your business, you need to be analyzing user behavior. One of the easiest ways to do that is with Google Analytics. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
Unlocking the commons: or, the psychoeconomics of patronage
Nieman Journalism Lab is running its annual predictions for the next year in journalism. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
Stacy London Aging And Style, Her Story
It isn’t simply that I no longer play by the gender rulebook, it’s that the rules suddenly feel stacked against me. We still live in a culture where men grow more handsome, distinguished, and even trustworthy with age. Women are not afforded the same. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
How to securely store API keys
In the past, I’ve seen many people use git repositories to store sensitive information related to their projects. Lately, I’ve also been seeing some people even announce that they’re storing API keys on their private GitHub repositories. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
Should You Get Rid of Your Website's Lead Forms?
The lead capture form has become one of the most ubiquitous tools in a marketer’s toolbelt. For a decade now, it has been the mechanism that makes inbound marketing and lead generation possible. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
Writing for the smell of it
Earlier this week, I wrote about how literature transforms text into voice and experience — the word made flesh, basically. But the examples I used of “experience” focused, as such discussions often do, on the image: in other words, vision. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
Black Thought’s ten-minute freestyle
Warning: this is the best thing you’re going to see today, even if you already saw it yesterday. In this clip, The Roots’ MC dishes out an album’s worth of rhymes off the top of head, while hardly stopping to breathe. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
Making Sure Your CAC Doesn’t Kill You: Driving Low-Cost Customer Acquisition (Video + Transcript) – SaaStr
How much does it cost for your company to acquire a customer? Driving CAC down while simultaneously driving revenues up is something that many SaaS companies struggle to do. via Pocket
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2 days ago by trisignia
25 Google Analytics Admin Settings Explained
Google Analytics is without a doubt one of the most useful tools available to help you gain insight into your online marketing performance. However, it’s quite complex and hence not the most user-friendly platform, especially not for beginners. via Pocket
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3 days ago by trisignia
5 Secrets to Business Success from Drip Master Brennan Dunn - Drip
If you’re familiar with Drip, you’re more than likely also familiar with Brennan Dunn. via Pocket
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3 days ago by trisignia
How we started an email list from scratch and got 205 subscribers in 48 hours
Is it possible to pick a topic, build an email list and launch a product in 48 hours? On Thursday, I started the 48-Hour List-Building Challenge to show you there is no reason you can’t start a list and make money from it right now. via Pocket
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3 days ago by trisignia
What's a Good Conversion Rate?
If I were to tell you – what would you do with that information? Honestly, think about it and see if you can answer that. Let’s say it’s 2%, 5% or 10% – now what? What will you do differently? via Pocket
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3 days ago by trisignia
Amber Explains How Black Women Saved America from Roy Moore - YouTube
Late Night writer Amber Ruffin takes a moment to explain how black women stepped up in the Alabama special election and saved America from Roy Moore.» Subscribe to Late Night: ªªhttp://bit.ly/LateNightSeth»ºº Get more Late Night with Seth Meyers: ªªhttp://www.nbc.com/late-night-with-se...»ºº Watch Late via Pocket
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3 days ago by trisignia
11 Analytics Experts Share Their Favorite New Features of GA and GTM
Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager are tools that most marketers use on a daily basis. New stuff is added to both of them all the time. What’s something new and useful that was added in 2017 the top experts love? In no particular order. via Pocket
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4 days ago by trisignia
SaaStr Podcast #148: Rajeev Batra, Partner @ Mayfield On Why Startups Die of Indigestion Not Starvation – SaaStr
Rajeev Batra is a Partner at Mayfield, a firm that has championed bold entrepreneurs since 1969. Rajeev’s investments at Mayfield include the likes of Crunchbase, SmartRecruiters, Marketo (IPO then taken private by Vista Equity), ServiceMax (acquired by GE Digital), and more incredible companies. via Pocket
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4 days ago by trisignia
Newsletter – Google Design
Android’s cheeseburger emoji became the center of a heated online debate about proper cheese placement. On Twitter, Google CEO Sundar Pichai promised that we’d look into it, and voila! A redesigned cheeseburger debuted with the Android 8.1. via Pocket
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4 days ago by trisignia
Learn To Unlearn — WaitWhat
Barry Diller is the chairman and senior executive of InterActiveCorp, the parent company of web properties ranging from Vimeo to OkCupid. He was previously the CEO of Paramount Pictures and Fox network. via Pocket
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4 days ago by trisignia
The Growth Tactics That Worked For Me in Early Days. We're All Different, Though. – SaaStr
I personally was terrible at growth tactics, growing EchoSign. I didn’t know much about anything other than direct sales at the time. I’ve learned a lot since. via Pocket
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5 days ago by trisignia
Social Commerce: What It Is, What It Isn't and Why You Should Care
Strangers into friends? Of course. Friends into customers? Yep, it’s relatively easy to promote your site (where followers and friends can make a purchase) on social media. Customers into salespeople? Sure, read up on NPS. via Pocket
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5 days ago by trisignia
The Short Term Benefits of Unit Tests
Many developers have one of two opinions about unit tests: they believe 100% of the code has to be covered by unit tests, or they believe 100% of the code has to be covered by unit tests but they have reasons for not writing any. It isn’t common to find people who dislike the idea of unit tests. via Pocket
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5 days ago by trisignia
Weary of the Internet, I went back to mail. 108 letters later, here’s what I learned. - The Washington Post
Cleaning out my cluttered house as my 70th birthday approached, I came across hundreds of old letters that my family accumulated over decades. It seemed vaguely disrespectful to throw them out without examining them, so I sat on my couch, pulled them out of their envelopes and read every one. via Pocket
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5 days ago by trisignia
Content-out Layout · An A List Apart Article
Grids do not exist in a vacuum. They exist in relation to the content. We never start with a grid. We start with an idea which is then translated into a form, a structure. via Pocket
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6 days ago by trisignia
How to Get 3,241 Facebook Fans per Day Without Paying for Ads (Incredible Case Study) • Smart Blogger
Today, I’m going to share a strategy that got Steven Aitchison 3.6 million Facebook fans and continues to pull in 3,241 fans per DAY. Of course, he must be spending a fortune on advertising, right? Everyone knows you can only build your following that quickly by paying for likes. via Pocket
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6 days ago by trisignia
Here’s How to Replace Your Patreon Page With PayPal and MailChimp
About a week ago, Journalist Tim pool sent out a tweet asking if anybody could help him create a subscriber platform for donors. via Pocket
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6 days ago by trisignia
Patreon’s Questionable Decision | Thoughts from Geoff Kratz
Patreon, a platform that helps support content creators, announced a new fee structure recently, and the creators (and some patrons) are up in arms about it. Patreon has done a poor job of trying to explain and position this change. via Pocket
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6 days ago by trisignia
After Patreon: we need a Bill of Rights for creators
Like may writers, I use Patreon as a way of recouping some costs on the hours put into my blog and other projects. Unlike most writers, I’m fortunate that this money isn’t paying my bills. via Pocket
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6 days ago by trisignia
Nicola Mostyn on Twitter: "The point of Patreon isn't how many people earn a full-time living, it's how much of the money from art goes to artists… https://t.co/jcnFpP0FOL"
The point of Patreon isn't how many people earn a full-time living, it's how much of the money from art goes to artists via Pocket
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6 days ago by trisignia
Copy That Converts Lives in UIs That "Frame" | Copywriting For Start-ups And Marketers
I say it all the time. I believe in it. You could say it’s my mantra. When I say that “copy leads design”, what do I mean? Simply that you should first organize your messages (i.e., your copy) on the page, and then let the visual design come in to amplify your messages. via Pocket
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6 days ago by trisignia
A Look Inside Patreon’s Cool San Francisco Office - Officelovin'
Begin typing your search above and press return to search. via Pocket
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6 days ago by trisignia
Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Confident - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it out, click here. via Pocket
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7 days ago by trisignia
5 Factors Making Your Site More (or Less) Credible
Who are you more likely to trust to tell you the truth: a preschool teacher or a used car salesman? A firefighter or a magician? A child or a politician? Some people are simply deemed more or less credible based on surface-level factors. The same is true for websites. [Tweet It!] via Pocket
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7 days ago by trisignia
Creating A Complete Web App In Foundation For Apps — Smashing Magazine
Foundation for Apps is a new single-page app1 framework from Zurb that is closely related to Foundation 5 (also known as Foundation for Sites, a widely used front-end framework). It’s built around AngularJS and a flexbox grid framework. via Pocket
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7 days ago by trisignia
ZURB U | Library
Your Notable account has been successfully created. You can now do all the things! via Pocket
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7 days ago by trisignia
ZURB U | Library
Your Notable account has been successfully created. You can now do all the things! via Pocket
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7 days ago by trisignia
ZURB U | Library
Your Notable account has been successfully created. You can now do all the things! via Pocket
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7 days ago by trisignia
Patreon Statistics
Individual Pledges 2,120,696 Estimated Monthly Payouts $9,138,869. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
Never Ask What They Want — 3 Better Questions to Ask in User Interviews
I rave about user interviews. They’re cheap (see: free), potent (you get more than what you ask for), and efficient (you only really need to talk to five people). But good interviewing takes practice. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
How to Find Customers to Interview - Customer Development Labs
We know we need to “get out of the building”, but where do we go? From personal experience, finding customers who are willing to be interviewed is daunting. Turns out, that’s one of my favorite things about interviewing customers! via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
26 Resources to Help You Master Customer Development Interviews
How many times have you heard lean startup evangelists say that? Steve Blank often comments “There are no facts inside your building.” So, you need to get out and talk to customers. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
Muno | Digital Agency for Early Stage Startups
For product #2 of the 20/20 challenge, we launched Winvoice: the ultimate invoicing tool for individuals or small companies who simply want invoicing.  No time tracking, no tax calculations, no expense reports...just invoicing.  via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
Day 1: How to use Stripe Connect —Managed Accounts with Ruby on Rails and Heroku
First thing I did: Read as many blog posts and watch as many tutorial videos as I can so I can see the scope of what a Stripe Connect implementation might look like. Turns out that information is pretty scarce. I watched Chris Oliver’s (GoRails.com) videos on using Stripe for subscriptions. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
Subscriptions with Stripe (Example) - GoRails
Subscribe to GoRails to get access to this episode and all other pro episodes, and new awesome content every month. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
Stripe Connect & Rails — Part 1 – Tinus Wagner – Medium
I’ve been working on an application recently that needed to present users with a marketplace where they can act as both buyers and sellers of goods/services. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
How to Cope with an Anxious Child | Anxiety in Children | Child Mind Institute
When children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting a child to suffer, actually exacerbate the youngster’s anxiety. It happens when parents, anticipating a child’s fears, try to protect her from them. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
AGGRESSION - Why children lash out and what to do
Originally published in The Natural Parent Magazine. When one’s child goes through a phase of being defiant, rebellious and aggressive, this can really push a parent’s patience and tolerance to the limit. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
“Cat Person” | The New Yorker
Audio: Kristen Roupenian reads. Margot met Robert on a Wednesday night toward the end of her fall semester. She was working behind the concession stand at the artsy movie theatre downtown when he came in and bought a large popcorn and a box of Red Vines. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
Don of the Dirtbags: An Interview with Yvon Chouinard | The Usual
Yvon Chouinard has been wearing the same flannel shirt for 20 years. The 75-year-old conservationist, out-of-the-box thinker, athlete and craftsman is also anti-consumerism, always pushing Patagonia, the company he founded, to find solutions to the global environmental crisis. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
Inside the 6 Hypotheses that Doubled Patreon’s Activation Success — Brian Balfour
Preface by Brian Balfour: I rarely accept guest posts on this blog, but this opportunity was too good to pass up. A couple months ago Tal Raviv (Growth PM @ Patreon) sent me a short email - "Brian, the results are in. We doubled (yeah, doubled) new creators in our onboarding." via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
This Video Counters Common Lies About Refugees With Real Stories
When the refugee musicians in the Refugee Orchestra Project perform a concert, conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya–herself a refugee from Russia–invariably hears one reaction from some audience members: The performers “don’t look like refugees. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
You and Your Research
J. F. Kaiser Bell Communications Research 445 South Street Morristown, NJ 07962-1910 jfk@bellcore.com At a seminar in the Bell Communications Research Colloquia Series, Dr. Richard W. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
How to use Facebook Ads to Promote your Online Course
Do you have a bunch of students who love your online course? Are you looking to enrol more students in your course, but are overwhelmed with all of the different marketing strategies and tactics for promoting it? If so, you’ve come to the right place. via Pocket
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8 days ago by trisignia
How This Fitness Site Got 1,892 Hyper Targeted Subscribers With Facebook Ads That Cost (Less Than) Nothing
Today we’re profiling a fitness site that grew traffic and subscribers with Facebook Ads that made them money. We’re going to see how Erika of Erika Volk Fitness added 1,892 email subscribers and got 11,850 unique visitors in one month with a Facebook ad campaign that hasn’t cost her a dime. via Pocket
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