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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It seems like every farm show across the U.S. this year has helped in unveiling the biggest and best technology and machinery agriculture has to offer, but at some of these shows farmers and farm enthusiasts alike are getting a glimpse at something a little bit tinier. Kansas farmer Alan VanNahmen has built one-quarter and one-third scale replicas of a John Deere combine.The idea came to VanNahmen as he was working at Machinery Link, a company that started as a combine leasing business to help reduce farmers’ operating expenses.“The company I was working for was trying to shrink the cost of combines and harvesting, so I decided to create a quarter-scale John Deere combine to help get that message out,” VanNahmen said.The FarmBuddy combine was born. His prototype began with a John Deere front-mount lawn mower.“They basically look like a combine from the get-go with the big wheels up front and the steering wheels in the back,” VanNahmen said. “So we took the mower off and put a header up front, fabricated the body and hit the road.”Since then, VanNahmen has also manufactured a third-scale John Deere combine and needless to say, the mini machines are turning a lot of heads when they make their way to farm shows across the country.“It certainly is unique and it draws people in,” VanNahmen said. “People like them and they are quite the conversation starter.”What started as a great Machinery Link marketing tool is now also being used as a tool of advocacy for agriculture as he sets up at community festivals in between farm shows.As VanNahmen continues his travels he is thinking of more uses for his FarmBuddy John Deere creations and says that these units may be an easy way to get the younger generations to take on a weekly chore that they otherwise might try to avoid.“These combines can still be used as a lawn mower,” VanNahmen said. “I’ve heard many parents tell me that if that had something like this on the farm, the kids might even mow the yard twice a week.”
and learn how to turn your website into an internet marketing machine. Metropolis Creative Identify yourself! Call your visitors to action. videos blog posts , 3. Include photos and bios. Heck, even include testimonials. Your site can act like a social community where visitors can share knowledge and get to know each other. , 1. Make your site distinctive. . and Business Blogging social networks Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack You’ve worked hard to get visitors to your site! Now, make the most of it. The more prominent and the more frequent you can place your call-to-action(s), the more likely they will do it. Congratulations! They’ve come to your party — now what do you serve them? RSS feeds opt-in emails Spell out your business goals keyword searches Be sure you have a recognizable logo, a simple descriptive tagline, and an appropriate color scheme with matching graphics. Are your visitors expecting a high tech theme, a friendly place to hang out, or a lot of technical content and conversation/information? This is a guest post by Michael Flint, the president of Extreme Website Makeover party You have a flock of prospects coming to your site to learn more about you through But what’s their visual experience when they do get to your site? Does your site deliver the message of your brand? Are you capturing leads? , The theme, the brand experience, the message. Wow your visitors with a memorable experience using engaging text and imagery. , Free Webinar: Website Redesign for 2010 Learn how to redesign your website with an internet marketing strategy in mind with Mike Volpe, HubSpot’s VP of Marketing. 4. Once those are clear, there are few basic rules for any stylish and smart inbound marketer’s website: . Fitting all this content onto your home page can be a challenge. A good graphic designer can help you prioritize and organize your information visually. As you know, the key to inbound marketing is content. Well designed content will attract and retain an audience and become contagious — viral per say. . 2. Topics: podcasts , To answer these questions, you need to start simple: Convey your brand’s position. Download the webinar Originally published Apr 6, 2009 8:43:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 PS. We really did have a party: , a Boston-based web design and brand strategy agency.
Facebook Marketing Facebook acts as a business driver for traffic to your website and other online properties. Facebook provides your organization with the opportunity to get found by your prospects – through referrals, recommendations, cross links, and search engines. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Webinar: How to Sell Social Media to Your Boss Over the last six months, the growth of Facebook has taken off. Since July, Facebook has grown by more than half a million users per day. That’s almost the entire population of Boston, signing up each and every day. Topics: More importantly, nothing draws a crowd like a crowd. And, Facebook is that crowd. Social media guru Chris Brogan explains how to demonstrate the value of social media marketing. Not only is Facebook one of the fastest growing media, it has many benefits for B2B marketers: What are you and your business doing to harness the power of Facebook’s growth? Download the free webinar to learn how to get your company started with social media. Originally published Jan 13, 2010 5:15:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Facebook provides the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with your prospects and clients. Facebook allows you position yourself as an authority in your field through creating a community of fans for your ideas and business. Facebook has changed the way people consume content – making it easier for you to share content and reach interested buyers.
get the word out Topics: 3. Use Event Hashtags WhenTweeting seen us decry the classic trade show HSBLOG10 about face-to-face events. What other ideas can you share? If you want to learn more about how inbound marketing ideas can help you in all aspects of your business, consider joining us on HubSpot User Group Summit (#HUGS2011) Ten Marketing Takeaways From 10 IMS Speakers Event Marketing to get 10% off one or both events! We’d love to meet you in person! Got a Facebook Page The event team isn’t the only group that should be promoting. In fact, your whole team can help if you make it easy for them. Sharing a pre-created ‘lazy tweet’ with them so they can help spread details to their networks is ideal, and if you keep it under 100 characters, it’s easier to retweet. share something socially, be sure to create and include your event’s hashtag to start generating brand association and buzz early. Folks who can’t make the live event may follow it that day, and you could even (we believe there is much to be improved there), we do think there is a lot of value in face-to-face gatherings. Nothing beats cementing an online relationship with a real live conversation, interaction, or new experience. To wit, we’re in the throes of planning the largest-ever global gathering of inbound marketers in Boston this fall. The Whenever you , which will feature scads of amazing speakers like Guy Kawasaki, Dan Heath, and even popular author Ben Mezrich, will be the best possible way to first get inspired and then learn how to apply inbound marketing hands on! become a trending topic As it happens, getting folks to register for an event that’s not free versus, say, a free webinar or ebook, takes a lot of effort. Luckily, all the and our partner event, the Inbound Marketing Summit that folks loved and shared, knowing they’d walk away with more in-depth knowledge from the live event. Then we gave participants a unique code to register so we could track our success.
\R Hanoi, Jun 23 (AFP) Vietnamese police broke up an online football gambling ring worth around USD 26 million, arresting four people as authorities look to stop black market betting that surges during sporting events like the ongoing World Cup. Gambling is illegal in Vietnam apart from the state-run lottery and a few casinos which are only open to foreigners. But the law is widely flouted, especially during top-tier sports competitions when many punters head online or to illegal gambling dens to try their luck. The four people were arrested in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday, according to a report published the same day in the police’s official Cong An Nhan Dan newspaper. Several others were also summoned for questioning. The suspects allegedly admitted to operating transactions through a website hosted in the Philippines. “Since early 2017, the total transactions of the gambling ring have been worth more than 600 billion dong (USD 26 million)”, state-run Vietnam Television reported, adding that thousands of people across Vietnam had used its services. Under Vietnam’s criminal code, anyone participating in gambling or organising gambling could face up to 10 years in jail. The government has moved to ease restrictions, introducing a pilot programme in 2017 that would allow wagers on a limited number of international football matches and adopting a law earlier this month that permits state-sanctioned betting. But the illegal market remains dominant as the small amount allowed for betting — USD 44 per match — is deemed too miniscule by passionate punters. Authorities around the region are stepping up scrutiny of sports betting as the 2018 World Cup in Russia leads to a spike in online bets.advertisement Thailand arrested more than 2,500 suspected gamblers from June 14 to June 20 as part of a sweeping crackdown, according to deputy national police spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen. Most of those arrested will face suspended sentences and a small fine, police said. In neighbouring Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen told listeners in a speech broadcast live on his Facebook page this week not to bet on the tournament because “the ball is round” and unpredictable. (AFP)HMB
Email Inbox Tips Topics: Originally published Jan 10, 2014 10:58:09 AM, updated February 01 2017 Google’s concerned you’re not getting enough email.But don’t worry! The company released an update to Google+ — your favorite social network — to help fix it.According to Mashable, Google released an update that will allow Google+ users to send and receive emails from other Google+ users — without having to actually take the step of asking for and acquiring an email address.How is that possible? Here’s how.How Google+ Users Can Email You Without Your Email Address”Ever wanted to email someone you know, but haven’t yet exchanged email addresses? Starting this week, when you’re composing a new email, Gmail will suggest your Google+ connections as recipients, even if you haven’t exchanged email addresses yet.”That’s straight from Google, pulled from an email they sent my coworker this morning about the new feature.So if you’re a Google+ user and your settings are such that you agree to receive email through Google+ (more on that in a second), other users will be able to send you an email without actually seeing your email address. However, if you respond to that email, the connection will be able to see your email address.The feature isn’t rolled out to everyone yet, so in case you don’t see it in your own inbox, it looks something like this:How to Turn This OffIf this creeps you out, there’s something you can do about it.Google is offering the option to restrict who can email you using this new feature. You can make it so that no one has the ability to email you; only people in your circles can email you; only people in extended circles can email you; or, if you’re a particularly social Google+ user, anyone on Google+ can email you.If you set more liberal preferences and you end up receiving an email from someone outside of your circles, that’ll show up in the Social tab of your Gmail inbox. You’ll have to either respond to their message, or add them to your Circle, in order for them to start another conversation with you.Personally, I’ll be keeping it on for a few days just to see if anyone actually uses this. And if anyone does … I’ll promptly be selecting the “No one” option above.If you don’t want to play the wait-and-see game, you can set up your privacy controls right now if this has been rolled out to you already. If not, you’ll have to wait until Google’s rollout is complete.Here are the steps to restrict — or enable — Google+ user emails to your inbox:Step 1: Click the gear icon in the top right corner of your Gmail inbox.Step 2: Select Settings.Step 3: Scroll down to the Email via Google+ section in the General tab.Step 4: In the drop-down menu, choose the emailing option you prefer.Step 5: Click Save Changes.My advice to inbound marketers on this feature is this: We don’t force unwanted, interruptive messages on people through any other channels. I would apply that philosophy here, too. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack
Your Take-Home ReadingWhat Your Traditional Marketing Education Didn’t Teach You About Marketing TodayHow to Be the Best Intern EVERHow to Write a Standout Resume and Land Your Next Marketing JobA Free, Customizable Template to Help You Prove Marketing ROI [+ SlideShare]Creating Marketing People Love: 29 Tips From Industry Experts [Slideshow]How to Master Non-Awkward, Effective In-Person NetworkingHTML Decoded for the Plain Text MarketerHave any additional tips for this year’s marketing graduates? Is there anything else you wish you’d known before graduating? Throughout my undergraduate career, I was “that” student.No, not the teacher’s pet. No, not the one who skips class on the regular. I was that student who showed up to class 10 minutes early and took a seat in the front … just to debate my professors.While my undergraduate experience was instrumental in understanding the fundamentals of marketing, it didn’t teach me much on marketing today. Marketing curriculums have yet to catch up with the constantly changing industry landscape. And this led to many tussles in class.In fact, there was once a hashtag started about me and a particular professor who spent countless class hours debating social media — he was of the belief that it was a “fad” that would be quickly gone and good-ole billboard and TV advertising would reign once more.Since leaving school and beginning my career in the “real world,” I’ve had to learn about modern marketing on the fly. But I don’t think future students should have to wait until their career begins to get the same education.That’s why I put together the following SlideShare based on a previous post for all you current and future marketing graduates. Below is a list of 21 things you actually need to know before entering the real world of marketing. There’s also some insight from other marketing professionals included and take-home resources — so you know this isn’t just me avenging my past educators. 😉 Topics: Taylor Haney, Community Specialist, MITX “I’ve interviewed a lot of students, and the ones who blow their skills out of proportion get canned immediately. Employers know you don’t know everything. Show a genuine curiosity to learn & to further hone your skills to actually become an expert at something.” John Bonini, Marketing Director, IMPACT Branding “Education doesn’t stop after commencement. Read books. Lots of them. Subscribe to as many relevant blogs as you can. Consume as much information as you can on a daily basis. Be the first at the office to try new platforms and technologies. This is how you’ll get ahead.” “Speaking up shows that you’re actively engaged and establishes your presence. If you have trouble with speaking up, ask a manager or other colleague to ask for your opinion directly so you can practice getting a word in.” Farah Hussain, Senior Marketing Manager, PayPal “Marketers often fall victim to the cobbler’s children syndrome when marketing themselves. Produce and curate quality content and proactively engage on digital channels. In essence, be the community manager of your personal brand.” Originally published May 1, 2014 1:00:00 PM, updated February 01 2017 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack “Land your dream internship but only interacting with your direct manager? Not helpful in the long run. Meet people! Talk to people in different departments, grab lunch with someone new each week, ask lots of questions, and absorb as much as you possibly can.” Marketing Advice Sasha Hoffman, Head of Strategy & Partnerships, Plastiq Brittany Leaning, Social Media Expert, HubSpot 21 Things Every Graduating Marketing Senior Needs to Know from HubSpotWhat Today’s Marketers Have to Say”Being in a communications role is no excuse. As a social media marketer, I would spend time every day looking at and interpreting data. That’s how I knew if my channels were effective and my tests were contributing to growth.” Dave Cutler, Director of Content & Marketing, MITX