How to Build a Chatbot from Pitch to Promotion

In April 2016, something happened at Facebook that would quickly result in a revolutionary paradigm shift on the horizon of online communication — from mobile to desktop, marketing to services, personal to corporate — everything, really. Messenger opened its doors to developers with an invitation to create chatbots — something of which roughly 78% of online[…]

How to Create the Best Powerpoint Presentations, With Examples

Some presentations are better than others. Some have gorgeous designs. Some have insanely actionable takeaways. Some just give down-to-earth advice. But the best presentations represent all three. And if you’re looking to get started making your own presentation, why not learn from the best of the best? To help you kick your own presentations up[…]

Why the "Pivot to Video" Is Misguided

When I read that the average American spends five-and-a-half hours per day watching video content, I scoffed — because between video explainers on Facebook, Game of Thrones, and Netflix, that average is closer to my daily minimum time spent watching videos. After all, 2017 is “the year of video” — so why shouldn’t people consume[…]

How to Become the World’s #1 Expert in Your Niche

Whether you’re a brand, a webmaster or a solo blogger, it’s essential your audience takes you seriously. You need to prove you know your stuff. But in a world that’s become increasingly saturated with self-appointed “gurus,” it’s become incredibly difficult to separate yourself from the masses. That’s why authority and credibility have become the name[…]

The 5 Best Messaging Apps for Marketing in 2017

Remember only being able to send 1,000 texts each month? My mom definitely remembers our phone bills when I doubled that amount every week in middle school. Thankfully, companies created messaging apps to provide free and unlimited messaging, which was a refreshing solution for rigid text message limits and their lofty costs. But messaging apps[…]

How to Build a Remarkable 21st Century Brand

Economic disruptions produced by the ongoing technological revolution, rising uncertainty in global markets, and crises of complexity generated by social media all make this an exceptionally challenging time for organizations seeking to create or refine their brand identities. Explored in what follows are critical issues to address in assembling a comprehensive branding program, based on[…]