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It’s Complicated: How to Translate Even the Most Technical of Topics

Posted on October 22, 2019 by Mike Wall

Topics: Content, Messaging and Positioning

Certain subjects are guaranteed to elicit an enthusiastic reaction regardless of the audience: food, puppies, the latest LOL meme. They’re all bonafide crowd-pleasers, and you don’t have to be a communication genius to get people pumped. But when ...

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Picture This: Your Ultimate Guide to Social Media Visuals

Posted on October 15, 2019 by Logan Esser

Topics: Social Media, Graphics, Infographics

In a world where more than 500 million of us are posting nearly 100 million photos and videos on Instagram every day, it goes without saying that visuals are a necessity on social media. And that’s especially true when it comes to your marketing ...

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The Tier One Book Club: Lessons in Leadership from “Leaders Eat Last”

Posted on October 9, 2019 by Tier One Team

Topics: Thought Leadership

As a marketing tool, the power of the book club is undeniable. From Oprah to Sarah Jessica Parker to Reese Witherspoon and beyond, nothing attracts a crowd (or inspires countless Instagram posts) like a good book. Beyond boosting sales, the ...

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One, Two, Three Data-Driven Marketing Lessons From MLB’s Obsession With Analytics

Posted on October 2, 2019 by Matt Moreno

Topics: Social Media, Measurement and Analytics, Digital Advertising

Launch angle. Exit velocity. Wins above replacement (WAR). You name it, Major League Baseball measures it. The same goes for social media marketers. Organic reach. Unique visitors. Cost per click.  Baseball’s use of analytics started well before the ...

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Breaking News: Insider Tips on Pitching From a Former TV News Reporter

Posted on September 25, 2019 by Zak Sos

Topics: Thought Leadership, Earned Media Relations

This just in: After a decade in the breaking-news world of broadcast journalism, much of it as a TV reporter in New York City, I made the leap from receiving pitches to crafting them. Needless to say, in my years in front of the camera I received my ...

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Frequently Asked Questions: TikTok

Posted on September 13, 2019 by Cassie Morris

Topics: Social FAQ, Social Media

Ticktock. It’s a sound that can spur a variety of thoughts. Some minds turn to the relentless tick, tick, tick of the clock … while others have the uncontrollable urge to belt Ke$ha at the top of their lungs (don’t stop, make it pop).  But there is ...

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