As you may know, I live in a predominantly agricultural area and pretty much my entire family is in farming. Much (ok, most all) of the workforce here works in some sort of agricultural (ag) capacity, whether it be as farmers, crop dusters, seed/chemical salespeople, insurance adjusters or ag...

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By Jessie Moog Nearly every company shares a common refrain at its quarterly meetings: “How can we improve our sales rates?” To answer that question, it helps to look back at the evolution of sales and marketing in the corporate world. Years ago, they were segmented processes. Now, as the landscape...

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Talk to enough entrepreneurs, marketers and executives, and eventually you’ll hear all kinds of scary stories about bad PR. Too many companies get burned by poor public relations practices, when what they expect – and need – is integrated, measurable, meaningful communications strategies and...

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By: Rebecca In the 10 years since Metis opened its doors for business, there have been a lot of changes in this industry. To build true influence today, companies need an integrated communications approach, including a mix of media relations and content, inbound and social media marketing – all...

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Your business wouldn’t exist without its customers, and spending some time listening to them discuss their day-to-day challenges can reveal new ways you can help them.

Recently, I listened to a webinar sponsored by Workfront and Content Marketing Institute, featuring Jay Acunzo, vice president of...

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You’re not the only one dreading that meeting tomorrow morning. Atlassian reports that the average employee wastes 31 hours in unproductive meetings per month, with the salary cost of unnecessary meetings in the U.S. racking up an annual $37 billion. For marketers, PR professionals and other...

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Whether your CEO is a first-time founder or an experienced executive, chances are better than even that she didn’t rise to her position by way of the PR department. If your chief executive’s background is in product development, sales, engineering, finance or some other specialty, you might find...

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Disclaimer: it has taken me a lot of juggling and reprioritization before I could sit down and write this time management blog post.

Things move quickly, and you have to constantly pivot when you work in PR. If you can’t do that and you lack time management skills, you’ll quickly fall into a...

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By: Courtney My niece is turning into a pretty serious soccer player. Her team travels to games throughout the season, and I know it boosts her confidence to have her fan club on the sidelines. I do my best to get to a few of her games a season. But because aunts, uncles, parents, grandparents,...

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You know you’ve worked in an industry long enough to own it when you find yourself drawing parallels to your professional life during off-hours. Halfway through the summer, I’ve been making up for my hours spent hibernating last winter by traveling to new cities, living out of a suitcase and...

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By: Erin One of the hardest things we do as a business is search for, hire and retain “A” players. Attracting top talent is the biggest challenge for most companies, especially those focused on growth and exceptional service. In the market for making hiring easier, ZipRecruiter is a game-changer...

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Back in middle school, it was tough to walk 10 feet without encountering a 24 x 36 poster with an Albert Einstein quote on it. I’m not sure what I learned in 7th grade science class, but I will always remember the popular Einsteinism that hung at the back of the classroom: “Insanity: doing the same...

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By Dennis Flynn, director of corporate marketing, Maxwell Technologies

I have never worked as a long-haul trucker. I don’t know what it feels like to spend days on end staring at not much more than the open road, and I couldn’t tell you about sleeping in the back of a rig, hoping its battery would...

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A theme I heard repeatedly at last week’s Content Rising conference in Boston was one that’s been echoed in many places recently: sales teams have lots of wishes and dreams focused on content. At the event, which focused on brand storytelling, sales leaders from ADP payroll services and Fidelity...

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