CSS3 Transitions: Thank God We Have A Specification! + MORE

The truth about Steve Jobs, research and planningSteve Jobs was a remarkable person. Like many, I have studied his career for years and been amazed at what he achieved, in such a very short time.

One of the things that happens whenever someone has a massive impact in any area of life, is that their ideas get misquoted or distorted.
Today’s post looks at one element of Steve Jobs’ work, which is often quoted by small business owners, yet has no foundation in fact…

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Save Your Business Blog From Google’s RSS Hammer
Just because Google put the hammer on the RSS reader, dosen’t mean your blog subscribers have to go back to the books. (Image source)
When Google announced its decision to retire Google Reader, the response from blog owners, writers, and content marketers was a resounding #@#@&*(#@. In short, businesses are afraid that they’re going to lose a significant number of subscribers who rely on Google Reader to ingest content…

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LinkedIn Launches New Contacts Tool to Make Relationship Management EasierIf you’re anything like me, you love LinkedIn not just for all its awesome marketing tools, but also for its fantastic personal networking features. So when I saw a new feature announcement from everyone’s favorite professional social network grace my RSS reader this morning, needless to say, I got a little giddy…

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Online Marketing News: Predictive Social Tools, Content Marketing & The Customer Journey
Brands understand the importance of content marketing, yet most have not yet addressed their content needs on either a strategic or tactical level, according to Altimeter’s Rebecca Lieb.
Researchers for the company conducted interviews with executives actively engaged in content strategy or marketing; their findings were the basis of a new report, Organizing for Content: Models to Incorporate Content Strategy and Content Marketing in the Enterprise…

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This article is packed with a number of quirks and issues you should be aware of when working with CSS3 transitions. Please note that I’m not showing any workarounds or giving advice on how to circumvent the issues discussed. Alex MacCaw has already written a very insightful and thorough article on “All You Need to Know About CSS Transitions…

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Marketing Day: April 25, 2013

– marketingland.com

Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Pinterest Launches ‘Old School’ Improvements To New Look Launching a new UX and design is tough. Reverting to old features and…

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Eight key steps you can take to become a contagious social brand.Related Articles
5 Tips For Creating A Better Social Posting StrategyIntroducing Social Success Stories & iPad Mini GiveawayPlaylist: Favorite Bands & Artists on Twitter

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As marketers and researchers, we regularly deal with the risk and reward cycle. It is what makes our work simultaneously interesting and scary. A recent conversation really got me thinking, and it may hit home for you, as well.
While I was recommending a series of landing page experiences, one of our Research Partners mentioned they were very close to “plan,” and they could not have this test put them behind…

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Meet AdWords Keyword Planner – The New Google Keyword Tool and AdWords Traffic Estimator Mash-up!AdWords has just rolled out AdWords Keyword Planner, a new tool that combines two of the most popular existing AdWords tools, the Google Keyword Tool and the AdWords Traffic Estimator, and adds to it a wizard-like integrated workflow to guide users through the process of finding keywords for creating new Ad Groups and/or Campaigns…

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Design a Robust Mobile App for iPhone and Android in 5 StepsMy Mobile Fans offers affordable mobile apps and mobile websites for the individual, non-profit and small business environment via their industry leading Do-It-Yourself (DIY) app builder. With over 40 rich features for leveraging mobile, location and social media, they may be the most affordable and robust mobile app building platform on the market…

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The Most Bogus Metric

– socialmediaexplorer.com

I love Twitter. I really do. Even when I have a beef with it, I recognize that it is an amazing tool connecting people and businesses and cultures and organizations and thoughts and ideas and revolutionaries. And it was built by a small conclave of guys who had no idea what it would grow up to be.
But there is a gap in our measurements, and it’s one that Twitter might make some real money while fixing the most bogus metric of all…

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How To Craft An Effective Email In 15 Minutes Or LessWelcome back to the 6th article in this 8-part series on email marketing.
So far we’ve covered…
1) Email Marketing: What’s Working Today
2) Which Email Marketing Service Is Right For You?
3) The Cold Hard Truth About Email Frequency
4) The 5-Step System For A Perfect Autoresponder
5) 3 Ways To Double Your Email Open Rates
Today’s article is going to be one that can change the way you run your business…

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[Infographic] What Makes A Top Marketing Executive?Marketing executives are an interesting bunch because the field is one where a very broad spectrum of capabilities is needed to do the job well. It’s hard to be an introverted tech guy if you are a marketing executive, so you have to be a people person as well as technically aware etc.
To sum it up, when painting the picture of what it takes to be a top flight marketing executive you need to use a rather broad brush…

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