Ann Smarty is the brand and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas, founder of MyBlogU.com and manager at ViralContentBee. You can learn more about Ann here.

8 Action-Driven Visual Marketing Tactics to Start Trying Today

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Visual marketing is a necessary element to an overall productive marketing strategy today. In a world where we are competing with non-stop, live updated content, you have little choice but to try and catch the skimmer’s eye and get across a point as quickly as possible. If you are trying to improve your visual marketing… Read more »

How to Build Your Micro-Community After Only 30 Days of Blogging

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The conventional wisdom of blog growth states that those running a website should expect it to take about a year of consistent posting before they begin to see real results. If they are aggressively posting and marketing, that could be cut down to about six months. If you already have a name that is recognized… Read more »

5 Tools to Bring Your Content Marketing to the Next Level

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  Content marketing is not just the most effective forms of online promotion that you can take part in, it’s the foundation of pretty much any other form of digital marketing. It remains stable over time, can be timely or evergreen, is easy to entice traffic with, and is perfect for boosting your SEO. What… Read more »

9 Online Marketing Tools to Try This Year

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  Online marketing is facing yet another massive evolution, where the rules of engagement are starting to change. This happens every couple of years, as customers demand something new, and companies are scrambling to adjust their brand’s tactics accordingly. New technology is often a driving force behind such changes, and this time is no exception…. Read more »

How To Generate Leads From Social Media

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Editor’s note: This post was written by our wonderful Paper.li publisher, Ann Smarty. She includes many insights that are helpful to small businesses and entrepreneurs wanting to have success on social media.    According to a collection of statistics from Iron Paper, by 2015 a full 54% of B2B marketers had used social media to… Read more »

10 Trends Proving that Visual Marketing is Booming

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It is 2016, and this year the landscape of visual marketing seems to be changing more than ever before. It isn’t about content of all forms anymore. The game has shifted to a new playing field, and visuals are on top. The Tools First let’s quickly list some visual marketing tools… because I love tools!… Read more »

How to *Easily* Add Videos to Your Marketing Agenda

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YouTube is full of examples of incredible videos with great production values. These are not being done by massive studios with huge budgets. They are effects being put in place by average people with average equipment. Long gone are the days when video content requires huge budgets or expertise: You can create video content for… Read more »