Global Uptick in Government Restrictions on Religion in 2016
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Restrictions on religion increased in 2016 for the second straight year. Nationalist parties and organizations played an increasing role in harassment of religious minorities, especially in Europe.
John Oliver, Having Mocked Chinese Censorship, Is Censored in China
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The name of the “Last Week Tonight” host became a banned term on the Weibo social media service after he took China’s human rights record and President Xi Jinping to task.
Marketing Day: Facebook fights fake news, e-commerce sales tax & Instagram's IGTV - Marketing Land
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Here's our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.
Differing views of immigrants pose a test for Germany?s coalition government
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The differences over immigration policy between Germany?s Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union are also evident among backers of the parties.
Key findings on the global rise in religious restrictions
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Restrictions on religion continued to climb in 2016 around the world, the second year in a row of increases.
Summer solstice 2018 Google doodle showcases relaxing pond - Search Engine Land
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Happy first day of summer or winter to our Search Engine Land readers around the globe!
Find the right marketing automation software for your business - Search Engine Land
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Marketing organizations of all sizes are being inundated by data from multiple digital marketing channels and an increasing number of consumer devices. Faced with challenging market dynamics and increasing ROI pressure, more marketers are using marketing automation platforms to manage complex, multitouch buyer ecosystems. MarTech Today?s B2B Marketing Automation Platforms: A Marketer?s Guide examines the ?
The news that bots share on Twitter tends not to focus on politics
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On Twitter, suspected bots are far more active in sharing links to news sites focusing on nonpolitical content than to sites with a political focus.
Instagram moves on YouTube with IGTV launch, opening platform to hour-long videos - Marketing Land
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The Facebook-owned app announced during its IGTV event that it has reached a billion users.
Mobile marketer Leanplum buys Connecto?s conversational marketing - Marketing Land
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The acquisition of the Bulgarian firm boosts Leanplum?s goal of making conversations a central feature for maintaining brand relationships with customers.
Tokenized loyalty platform Sweet offers Sugar tokens to energize fans - Marketing Land
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The platform is one of the first to actually deploy reward tokens for stimulating brand fervor.
Google turns on ?Continued Conversation? in the Google Assistant - Search Engine Land
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Users will be able to ask repeated follow-up questions without the need to say "OK Google."
Google rolls out updates to give users easier access to privacy controls - Search Engine Land
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Will easier access to privacy controls cause headaches for marketers who rely on activity-related data?
Turning Your Data Into Compelling Stories - SMX Advanced Recap - Marketing Land
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Want to know how to turn unorganized data into compelling presentations? Contributor Keri Morgret recaps three SMX Advanced speakers as they share how to transform data into valuable insights.
SearchCap: Google AdWords UI, Bing camera search & Google Assistant continued conversations - Search Engine Land
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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.
9 sad takeaways from a devastating Johnny Depp profile
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Over the course of a 72-hour, drug-fueled interview with Rolling Stone, Johnny Depp bares his soul. Perhaps too much.
GDPR and WordPress: Why You Need to be Concerned
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The web is abuzz about GDPR and it's something that WordPress website owners cannot ignore. While GDPR is focused on websites servicing the EU, in reality, virtually any website, anywhere in the world needs to be concerned about this ruling.
Why the customer journey is a hero’s journey. Sort of. - Velocity Partners
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We take a look at what exactly a story is, and why that might help us when thinking about customer journeys.
Are Surveys Dead? Five Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Customer Research
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Surveys are one of the most important digital touchpoints you can have with customers, eliciting valuable feedback to drive product and company direction. But how can you elicit better response rates?
Foursquare says IHOP’s “IHOb” rebrand was an IFLOP
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The name change played well on social media, but Foursquare’s location data suggests it didn’t translate into actual foot traffic.
How to Manage Change at Work [Infographic]
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Change is inevitable, especially at work. Whether you have a new boss or a new task or responsibility, it's important to know how to manage change at work in a positive way. Here are some tips for managers and employees.
Amazon, eBay, and Etsy stock are tanking after Supreme Court sales tax decision
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The decision overturns a 1992 rule that let internet commerce essentially operate tax free.
?The Workaround?: An alternative to pushy sales copy
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Few people I know enjoy a hard sell. When someone is pushy, it?s easy to zone out because you?re not part of the conversation. There?s no listening, just someone telling you what …
The Right Social Media Image Sizes
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People love pictures. Social posts with images have been proven to get exponentially more reach than those without. From Hubspot: ?Facebook posts with images see 2.3X more engagement than those without images?, and
Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle.
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An exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture captures what Oprah Winfrey and her TV show have meant.
So, like, how can I, um, clean up my speech?
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Our brains don’t like silence, so they fill in the gaps with words. But these “filler words” can make us sound unsure. Do this to keep your credibility.
The One Thing People Want In A Partner - PsyBlog
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Men and women differ, but have certain minimum standards. 
How Google Optimizes the 2018 FIFA World Cup
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When it comes to Google search queries, some of the most search terms are related to sports, with basketball and association football (soccer for our American readers) being one of the most searched sports worldwide. This month, the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia...
#CannesLions: SA wins in Film Craft, Entertainment Lions
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by MarkLives. South Africa has won in Film Craft and Entertainment Lions and has made it onto the Sustainable Development Goals shortlist. Morocco has won in Industry Craft.
The EPA’s backwards agenda is the opposite of what consumers want
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The U.S. government is getting out of the green business, right as Americans are jumping in.
What's the value of a repeat order to your business? | Starmark | Integrated Marketing Communications
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It may have started with Dollar Shave Club, but subscription services have sky rocketed to all kinds of industries. Subscription services are a brilliant strategy for any business because they completely sidestep dollar-for-dollar marketing wars for ?share of mind.? No longer do you have to go to battle with your competition for every monthly repurchase.... View Article
5 Critical Tips for Making Your Content Marketing Strategy More Video Centric | Marketing Insider Group
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Video marketing is an elephant in the room that businesses simply cannot ignore anymore. Reallocating your content efforts to accommodate this trend doesn’t have to be a painful process. Here are 5 tips to make your content marketing strategy more video-centric
Transitioning From Sponsored Posts to Affiliate Posts at Affiliate Summit West 2017 -
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This was a conference session titled Transitioning From Sponsored Posts to Affiliate Posts at Affiliate Summit West 2017, which took place January 15-17, 2017 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. Session speaker: Stephanie Robbins, President, Robbins Interactive Session description: Want affiliate marketing as part of your revenue stream? Like the idea of passive income? Learn ?
Meet The Creator of the Viral Instagram Pages @Positivity and @SocietyFeelings - Social Media Explorer
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When it comes to building an influential social media presence, everyone is in search of going viral. But if you talk to the people best known for building massive social media followings online, success ends...read more
5 Tips to Boost Lead Generation in 2018
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SEO Blog for Seo experts.Explore the world of search engine optimization. This blog provides information related to seo and internet marketing.
Brace for Unstable Ranking after Site Merging or Splitting | Seven Boats | Digital Marketing Agency India
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There are times when you want to merge two or more websites into a single one for convenience, both yours and the end users’. There are also times when
Scoring Big with Effective Sales Kickoff Meetings
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Whether you’re a sales leader, a sales manager, or a salesperson, you’ve certainly been involved in sales kickoff meetings at various points throughout your career. If your experience has been negative, then it’s likely that?