Image is everything, at least at first. Right or wrong, that first impression goes a long way in shaping how people feel about you until you impress them to think otherwise. You can feel successful people when they walk into a room. Attention goes their way in an instant. Everyone wants to be like them or near them. It doesn't ...

Network News

If you aren't maximizing your company's website to boost sales, you're missing out on a huge opportunity.

There are a few relatively simple updates you can make to your website that can have a huge impact on customer attraction and retention, sales, revenue and long-term brand loyalty. These steps don't require hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment and can ...

In an age of ubiquitous viral photos and videos, 2015 is the veritable heyday of self-promotion.

Generation Y has become so adept at personal marketing — managing their personal brands everywhere from Twitter and Facebook to Instagram and YouTube — that they have turned the field into a form of entertainment and even surpassed small businesses in their ability to ...

Responsible use of data is more than process, it's about context. It's a truth universally acknowledged that the more personalized the message, the better the results. Technology allows us to customize any aspect of the copy with details from that particular customer's behavior, life stage, or contract. Less is usually more in this area.

Messaging overpopulated with data attributes can ...

In today's frenzied, hyper-connected environment, a disconnect between science (think data) and art (think communication) can diminish even the most well-intentioned marketing and PR efforts.

By thinking about these things in tandem, and by looking at the intersection between them, we can unlock a treasure trove of useful insights into how we should "manage" customers today. It’s not enough to ...

The days of getting by with simple knowledge of how to schedule tweets in advance or research hash tags are long over. Competent social media managers not only need to be on top of current events and trends, they need to understand what works and what doesn't, have an in-depth understanding of multiple channels, and have a vast toolkit for ...

One of the biggest issues impacting the operational cost structure of the event marketing industry has nothing to do with marketing budgets. Nope. It’s not the fast-paced worlds of social media or technology, either. It’s not even the changing cost of gasoline or the high price of travel.

The biggest threat to your event marketing portfolio’s bottom line may just ...

Jobs Rated

A college education is beneficial in the job landscape, but not all degrees are created alike.
The annual CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report applies a set of objective core criteria to rank professions across a variety of industries, to provide a snapshot of the job marketplace.
Looking for a recurring theme in the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report’s best jobs of 2019? One word: data.

Career Advice

Everyone has been on a bad job interview in his or her life, but bad interviews can be avoided. They be blessings in disguise. They can even be opportunities to grow and learn.
The 2020 labor market doesn't have robots -- at least, not in the sense science fiction predicted.
An MBA can be a lucrative career path, but potentially high student loan debt and balancing work with your education are things to consider.