DDTV: COLÁISTE AILIGH STUDENTS DO RIVERDANCE!

first_imgDDTV: You’ve seen the documentary; you may even have seen the show live. Now watch Riverdance – Coláiste Ailigh style. The Letterkenny students were performing at their Christmas show at An Grianan on December 12, 2013. The girls are flawless (in fact they’re superb). But the boys need to go to a few more lessons.Click Play to Watch DDTV: COLÁISTE AILIGH STUDENTS DO RIVERDANCE! was last modified: December 13th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colaiste AilighletterkennyRiverdancelast_img read more

Neanderthals Not Our Cousins, Expert Claims

first_imgThe news media are reporting claims that Neanderthals and modern humans never interbred, based on work from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.  Both EurekAlert and Nature Science Update repeat the claim that the institute’s study of DNA and bones from four Neanderthals and five modern humans from scattered locations rules out any interbreeding.That’s until you read the fine print.  Can such things be known?  Listen to the disclaimers in the NSU article:Although the two groups seem to have been genetically separate, the fossil record is too patchy, and dating methods too unreliable, to say whether this was because they never met, or because they simply didn’t consider each other an enticing proposition.    Given the small number of fossils studied, it’s also possible that interbreeding did occur, he [David Serre] adds, but that we have not found the evidence yet.    Such a match-up would have been genetically feasible, says Stringer.  The two groups were closer in genetic terms than other primates that happily breed today, he says.If these were potentially interbreeding humans, then forget the racism going on in all this Neanderthal/modern dichotomizing.  All scientists can observe is that there were a few distinct physical characteristics among the Neanderthals, such as prominent brows and thicker bones.  What can we know but that early wrestlers and bikers just got together and formed their own societies?    There are groups of modern humans even today who prefer to associate with others like themselves.  They can and do form distinctive populations, like pygmies or Watusi.    The Bible speaks of the sons of Anak and the Nephelim who were giants in their time.  Did the Israelites interbreed with them?  Probably not.  Was either group non-human?  Of course not.    Dead men tell no tales.  Living ones, however, often tell whoppers, especially those in the Darwin population.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

HC orders probe in R.S. Pura rape

first_imgThe J&K High Court on Thursday ordered an investigation against two officials in a case of illegal confinement and rape of a 15-year-old girl at R.S. Pura in Jammu in August.A prosecuting officer and an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) will face the investigation.“The prosecuting officer and the ASI in-charge of the R.S. Pura police station have suppressed a material fact in the report submitted to the court. They have not stated anywhere in the report that the victim, in her statement, had recorded that the accused compelled her to submit herself to the sexual lust and desire of three persons, who forcibly raped her for a long time,” held Justices M.K. Hanjura and Dhiraj Singh Thakur.Justice Hanjura directed the Director-General of Police, J&K, to conduct an inquiry into the role of the officers and submit a report within four weeks.The victim left school at 1.30 p.m. for home on August 22. A vehicle with eight or nine passengers stopped her. “One of them was wielding a gun. They dashed her schoolbag onto the ground and forcibly pushed her into the vehicle. She was put up in a shed in a forest area,” according to the investigation reports. The probe suggests the victim was forced to marry one of the accused. Forced statementIt is alleged that on September 11, 2017, she was forced to make a statement before the court that she was in love with one of the accused and wanted to marry him. “However, in the court, she narrated the entire episode to the presiding officer. She said she did not want to marry the accused and was brought to the court to make a false statement,” said the report.last_img read more

Despite more injuries, Celtics beat LA for 10th straight win

first_imgLaVar Ball thinks son LiAngelo’s arrest in China ‘not a big deal’ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Baynes also had eight rebounds and three assists, and Boston improved to 10-2 even as Horford sat out after being placed in concussion protocol earlier in the day. The Celtics then lost rookie forward Tatum late in the second quarter, when he went to the locker room with a sore right ankle.Coach Brad Stevens said Tatum had X-rays and was fitted with a walking boot as a precaution. He will be re-examined on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt’s yet another blow for a team that lost Gordon Hayward for the season after a gruesome leg injury on opening night.“Until we have only four left, I guess we’re just gonna keep playing,” Stevens said. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments RIVALRY REKINDLED?Lakers coach Luke Walton said this generation of players views the Celtics-Lakers rivalry differently than those around for the 1980s matchups.“I think some of them get it, more than others,” he said. “Guys like Lonzo that grew up in LA, I think if you grew up in either one of these cities, you’re probably pretty well schooled on the rivalry. For some of these young guys, they probably don’t know much about it.”Celtics fans chanted “Beat LA!” after Walton was whistled for a technical foul in the third quarter.CELEBRITY SIGHTINGSNew Red Sox manager Alex Cora, New England Patriots players Devin McCourty and Dion Lewis, and rapper DMX were in attendance.UP NEXTLakers: At Washington on Thursday night.Celtics: Host Charlotte on Friday night. Irving also got banged up and had his right leg examined by trainers between the third and fourth quarters. He came back with just over six minutes to play and immediately made an impact, scoring back-to-back baskets to push Boston’s lead back to 100-90.The Celtics led by 48-28 in the second quarter but were outscored 24-13 over the final 6:51 of the half to let the Lakers back into the game.TIP-INSLakers: Only lead of the game was 2-0. … Had 12 turnovers in the first half.Celtics: Shot just 8 of 24 in the fourth quarter. … The 61 points scored by the first half was a season high. … Took a season-high 98 field-goal attempts.LAY OFF BALLCeltics forward Marcus Morris thinks fans should ease up on Ball.“He’s a good kid — it’s his dad,” Morris said. “He’s got a big mouth, everybody knows it. … He has a long time to do this. He’s a young guy. It kind of sucks that he’s gotta go everywhere and they just boo him and boo him and boo him. He’s just a regular player.”Ball said he didn’t take offense to it.“They’re home. I’d boo too if I was a fan,” he said. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Read Nextcenter_img Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Boston led by 20 in the second quarter before letting the lead shrink to two in the third. Los Angeles then struggled down the stretch, shooting 5 of 18 from the field with six turnovers in the final period.Brandon Ingram and Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 18 points apiece. Julius Randle had 16 points and 12 rebounds.Celtics fans gave rookie Lonzo Ball an icy welcome in his first trip to TD Garden. They booed the No. 2 overall pick throughout the night whenever he touched the ball. He finished with nine points, six assists and five rebounds, making just 4 of 15 from the field.With Tatum sidelined in the second half, Boston struggled defensively, and the Lakers exploited the paint for several easy baskets.“They hit us in the mouth and we were kind of shocked,” Kyle Kuzma said. “The second quarter and the secondhalf we fought back.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) and Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez reach for the ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)BOSTON — The Celtics are piling up injuries almost as quickly as they are victories this season.Aron Baynes matched his career high with 21 points, Kyrie Irving scored 19 and Boston overcame injuries to Al Horford and Jayson Tatum to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-96 on Wednesday night for their 10th straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

Alab Pilipinas taps Ivan Johnson as import

first_imgWinter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges FILE PHOTO – TNT Import Ivan Johnson. PBA IMAGESAlab Pilipinas is bringing in the big guns this as it signed up Ivan Johnson as its first World Import for the coming Asean Basketball League season.The menacing 6-foot-8 bruiser is undoubtedly a huge addition for the Philippine team and immediately propels the squad among the favorites.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors MOST READ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Eustaquio shrugs off close loss, hopes to be included in Manila card Johnson has proven to be a winner having led TNT to a PBA title in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.The former NBA veteran returned to the PBA the following year, but was handed a lifetime ban, which was later downgraded to a one-year suspension by the league after disrespecting commissioner Chito Narvasa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingJohnson last saw action for Sagesse in the Lebanese Basketball League, where he averaged 17.3 points on 33 percent shooting from three, on top of 7.8 rebounds last season.The 33-year-old, though, is expected to be in a better state of mind for the regional tournament with Jimmy Alapag, a respected figure not only in the Philippines but also in Asia, calling the shots for Alab. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ So far, joining Johnson in the Alab Pilipinas roster are reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks and returning Heritage Import Lawrence Domingo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Bagan dent Bengaluru FCs chances with 3-1 win in AFC Cup

first_imgKolkata, May 17 (PTI) Mohun Bagan registered a dominating 3-1 win over Bengaluru FC to dent the visiting sides hopes of a knock-out berth in the AFC Cup here today. Jeje Lalpekhlua (9th minute), Kean Lewis (74th) and Bikramjit Singh (80th) scored for Mohun Bagan while Seminlen Doungel (52nd) found the target for Bengaluru FC in the Group E match. Mohun Bagan are already out of the tournament and they are now at third spot with six points. The defeat pushed Bengaluru FC down to second spot with nine points, behind Maziya Sports & Recreation of Maldives (12 points) who beat Abahani Limited Dhaka in Male earlier in the day. Bengaluru now need to beat Maziya at home on May 31 in their final group match. Only the group toppers advance to the knock-out stage from this South Asian Zone after the AFC completely overhauled the tournament rules. With all eyes on the Federation Cup summit clash between the two teams on May 21, both sides retained only two players from the line-ups of their previous matches. Mohun Bagan drew the first blood through Jeje Lalpekhlua in the ninth minute at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium. After leading 1-0, coach Sanjoy Sen further took off his forward Balwant Singh before the interval as the last seasons I-League champions equalised through Seminlen Doungel (52nd) who ran solo before putting past an off the line Shilon Paul. Bengaluru changed to a three-man defence with Gursimrat Singh Gill switching to centre-back but Mohun Bagan, playing their last match at home in front of a handful of supporters, dominated the proceedings and sealed the deal with goals from Kean Lewis and Bikramjit Singh in the space of six minutes. Lewis beat the Bengaluru defenders at ease and looped over Lalthuammawia Ralte in the 74th minute to snatch the lead, while Bikramjit Singh completed the rout with a beauty in the 80th minute. Having made the Federation Cup final, both the teams flew down from Cuttack to take part in the continental tier-two competition. Sen made nine changes from the side that was in action against East Bengal in the Federation Cup with only Eduardo Fereira and Balwant being retained. Bengaluru coach Albert Roca too had two men from the Federation Cup win against Aizawl FC as the Spaniard opted for an all-Indian eleven. This was the two teams fifth encounter this season with Mohun Bagan winning and drawing twice each. They will meet again in Cuttack in four days time. PTI TAP PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

13 Awesome Headlines for Business Blogging Success

first_imgBlog content gets shared across all types of social channels. So for a blog post, the headline is its call-to-action. The headline determines how your content will be shared and spread more than the content of the post itself. Great headlines can take time. Personally, I’ve written dozens of headlines for an article before finally deciding on the one that made the final cut. To save you some time, we wanted to give you a jump-start on succeeding at this critical aspect of business blogging.13 Awesome Headlines for Business Blogging Success 1. 5 Things You MUST Know About [Insert Business Topic]2. A Guide to Understanding [Insert Business Topic]’s Recent Changes3. Best Practices for [Insert Business Topic]4. Learn How to Do More [Insert Business Topic] With Less5. 6 [Insert Business Topic] Secrets Revealed6. The Truth About [Insert Business Topic]7. 7 Instant Improvements for [Insert Business Topic]8. 101 Statistics About [Insert Business Topic]9. 9 Amazing [Insert Business Topic] Videos10. How to Be the Best [Insert Business Topic]11. An Insider’s Guide to [Insert Business Topic]12. What the Experts Won’t Tell You About [Insert Business Topic]13. 10 Unexpected Ways to Rock At [Insert Business Topic]What is the best blog post headline you’ve ever written?Image Credit: Maria Reyes-McDavis Blog Headlines Topics: Originally published Oct 5, 2011 3:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

3 Reasons to Practice Good Email List Hygiene

first_img Originally published Oct 12, 2011 11:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Topics: Email Lists and Segmentation The success of an email marketing program is based on a range of factors, including eye-catching subject lines, valuable offers, quality copy, etc. But there’s one factor that you must consider before you even begin to compose copy: the cleanliness of your email list.Even if your list is entirely built on valid opt-ins, you are at risk of being branded a “spammer” if you don’t practice proper email hygiene.Here is why:1) ISPs base complaint rates on active subscribers, not total subscribers.If your list is loaded with inactive emails, you don’t have a sense of your true complaint rate. While many marketers just look at total complaints over total list size, ISPs (internet service providers) are actually looking at total complaints over number of active email users.Suppose your email to 1,000 addresses arrives at 400 inboxes and generates 10 complaints. A marketer might think their complaint rate is only 1% (10 / 1,000); however an ISP will compute a rate of 2.5% (10 / 400) — a rate that is high enough to get you blocked by certain ISPs.ISPs started caring about active users when they caught on to a loophole that spammers were exploiting. In an attempt to game the system, spammers started to stuff their lists with inactive email addresses. They did this because inactive accounts will never click the spam button, and therefore, the total spam complaints would stay artificially low. Sneaky!2) Expired email addresses turn into spam traps.Since spammers tend to buy and steal lists, ISPs resort to yet another method to track them down: ISPs mark abandoned email addresses as spam traps. This means that, even if you acquired emails in a legitimate manner, the abandoned addresses may have morphed into spam traps. Hitting even just one spam trap can cause deliverability problems.3) Expired email addresses turn into unknown accounts.When an ISP sees that you’re sending to a large number of unknown accounts, once again, they will suspect that you are a spammer. In fact, if you hit unknown accounts at a rate higher that 5%, it is very likely they will send your emails directly to the spam folder or will block you altogether.The Solution: Email List Hygiene The solution to all three of these problems is to regularly clean up your email list by removing those addresses that are no longer engaged. You can identify these addresses with metrics such as opens, clicks, or website activity. Aside from all of the money you will save from sending less email, you will achieve higher deliverability and a stellar reputation with the ISP gods! Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

How Businesses Can Increase Word-of-Mouth Recommendations [Data]

first_img Originally published Jun 5, 2012 4:45:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Inbound Marketingcenter_img Yesterday, Search Engine Land released the results of the third and final round of BrightLocal’s Local Consumer Review Survey. Conducted between January 15th and March 1st of this year, this survey looked at the current state of local consumer purchasing behavior, and compared it against results from 2010. We referenced some of the data from previous installments of the survey in an earlier post on this blog about how to accumulate more online reviews for your local business, but the data from this installment of the survey focuses on consumer recommendation behavior for local businesses.In other words, how can you turn your customers into word-of-mouth marketers for your local business? It’s an important method of customer acquisition for businesses to master because those customers are, to put it plainly, wicked cheap; no marketing costs get expended to bring them in, and any sales efforts are typically minimal when accompanied by the rousing recommendation of your business from the customers’ friends. So let’s check out the most recent insight BrightLocal can give us about how consumers recommend local businesses so you can determine the best way to increase word-of-mouth business.Do People Ever Recommend Your Type of Business?The likelihood that your local business receives customer recommendations does depend a bit on the type of business you’re running. According to the survey results, there are simply some types of businesses that customers are more likely to recommend. Here’s the breakdown:While I was surprised some of these business types weren’t recommended more often — particularly tradesmen, builders/roofers, accountants, and some of the other service-based industries — Search Engine Land brings up a good point about these findings: many of these services aren’t used that frequently. Think about how often you go to a restaurant (and how often that comes up in conversation) compared to how often you call a roofer (and again, how often you’re chatting about that with your friends, family, and colleagues?). You’re much more likely to recommend a place for dinner on a regular basis than a good accountant — who may just come up once a year during tax season.If your local business addresses something of dire importance, or something that people just love to chat about and use all the time, you’re more likely to see recommendations come through from current customers than businesses that are very niche, or don’t cater to a demographic that sees them on a frequent basis. That doesn’t mean you’re totally out of luck — you’ll just have to work a little harder at your word-of-mouth marketing. Luckily, we’ve written a blog post all about creating a powerful word-of-mouth marketing strategy to help you out!How Consumers Get the Word Out About Your BusinessIf you’re providing an awesome product or service (of course you are!), then you can be sure consumers are talking about you. The question is — where are they having that conversation? Apparently, this is where:The good thing about knowing where consumers are talking about you is you can be there to foster the discussion. The bad thing (well, positive recommendations are never “bad,” but go with me) is that it appears consumers are largely recommending local businesses verbally. So unless you have some really enviable superpowers, you can’t really scalably interject yourself into those conversations to do some closing and upselling.When we look at the comparison from 2010 to 2012, however, it is clear that there is an uptick in the use of social media and search engines for consumers to voice their recommendations — particularly on Twitter and Google. Although now that Google Places has been replaced by Google+ Local, it will be interesting to see whether those online discussions take to another online channel. Either way, we can take away two action items from this data. First, sometimes your customers will talk about you “behind your back,” so always provide top-notch products and services to increase the likelihood they rave about you to others. Second, they will also talk about you all over the internet, so establish your presence on local review sites and social networks so you can be a part of those conversations.What Tickles Consumers’ FanciesSpeaking of providing those top-notch products and services … what exactly do consumers consider top-notch? Or at least, what is top-notch enough to get people recommending your business?Not surprisingly, what makes consumers want to recommend a business hasn’t changed much over the past couple of years — that’s because what makes up good, quality products and services doesn’t really change much. It’s worth calling out, however, that while discounts and cheap prices are one reason consumers recommend your business (more on that next), it really comes down to how you make them feel. If you’re friendly and reliable, you’re instilling a sense of trust in your customers — that sense of trust is what makes them feel confident that if they recommend you, that experience will be replicated.How Important Are Coupons, Really?Uh, kind of important. Yes, you must instill a sense of trust in your customers so they know their friends, family, and colleagues will have a similarly great experience; but these are trying times. People like to save some moolah!Not only has the number of people who would recommend a local business based on great value, offers, and discounts increased dramatically in the past two years — from 52% in 2010 to 66% this year — but also, the number of people who wouldn’t recommend a business for these reasons has decreased by 7%! And while I could just tell you that your marketing takeaway from this data is to whip up some Facebook coupons, what’s most interesting to me is the inclusion of the word “value” in this research. Your products and services don’t have to be cheap or discounted to get consumers talking about it — the price they pay, whether high or low, has to be equivalent to what they are receiving. It’s when customers get an amazing value for the price they paid, no matter how high, that they’ll begin telling everyone they know about it.Tell a Friend! I’ll Make it Worth Your While ;-)You may have caught a data point above that said only 16% of consumers will recommend your business just because you explicitly asked them to. Pretty low, but still, not shabby for very little effort. Well what if you not only ask them to, but also incentivize them to recommend your business? Here’s what they’ll do:The results run the gamut. Although it’s less than a couple of years ago, some people will recommend your business if there’s some sort of personal incentive, while others are adamant about not doing it. Still others are on the fence, presumably only doing it if the offer is right. It makes sense — some businesses pull off the incentivized recommendation really well, while others struggle.I was at Starbucks yesterday, in fact, and saw a promotion that asked me to recommend Starbucks, and in return, they would make a charitable donation. In that scenario, I anticipate a lot of those who answered “Maybe” could be swayed into the “Yes” column — because you feel good about inciting a charitable donation, and Starbucks feels good about getting more business. It’s when the incentive is simply self-serving (“Recommend us to a friend and get $1 off your next purchase of $1,000 or more … when redeemed between the hours of 10:15 PM and 10:30 PM … only on Tuesdays!”) or just plain not enticing (“Share this email to be entered into a raffle to win a $5 coupon!”) that your offer is unlikely to get consumers gabbing about your business.Are these findings consistent with how your local business gets recommendations?Image credit: Caitlinator Marketing Datalast_img read more

Free Content Creation Templates, Beautiful Facebook Cover Photos, and More in HubSpot Content This Week

first_imgLadies and gentlemen: It’s time to get inspired. It’s time to push the boundaries, to flex your creative muscle, and — to quote a (slightly crazy) friend — to become a content creation “monster beast.” (Don’t worry, that’s a good thing.)Download 195+ visual marketing design templates to use for social media posts, infographics, and more. Attaining monster beast status isn’t easy. First off, you need to be prolific. Think Mozart: the dude composed more than 600 works in his 35-year lifespan! But quantity is by no means the most important factor here. While Mozart’s fame is derived in part from his prolific nature, he’s more famous for the quality of his symphonies, sonatas, operas, and concertos.To help you become said monster beast, we’ve highlighted some Inbound Hub blog articles from the past week that can help. So, throw on Serenade No. 13 (my favorite), read through the posts below, and soak up some content creation inspiration.35 Free Templates to Make Content Creation Faster & EasierThis just in! “Writing” and “creating content” are NOT synonyms. Ebooks, infographics, press releases, SlideShare presentations, and other popular content formats require more than just typing some text. To help you out with the design- and layout-side of things, we’ve put together these 35 free content creation templates.10 of the Most Stylish Facebook Cover Photos You’ve Ever SeenIf one of these beautiful Facebook cover photos passed you on the street, you’d probably stop in your tracks, turn your head, and deliver a Looney Tunes-esque whistle of approval. Alright, that reaction might be a bit over the top (not to mention inappropriate). But by reviewing these stellar cover photo examples, you can see how businesses are using beautiful design to attract and engage social media users.Marketing Heroes of the Week: British Airways, Coca-ColaOver on our new Up and to the Right section, Dan Lyons has rounded up some of the biggest marketing wins (and trainwrecks) from the past week. A perfect post for getting caught up on the latest marketing news items, this week’s edition includes a “magical” British Airways billboard as well as an ad-suspending act of charity from Coca-Cola. Learn more in the insightful post.9 Reasons No One Is Reading Your BlogCan you think of anything worse than spending a ton of time and energy writing post after post, only to discover that no one is reading your blog? Just as I suspected: You can’t think of a single thing that’s worse (because not being able to engage people with your content is the WORST). Don’t worry. Read this recent post and you’ll be able to diagnose the cause of your no-blog-reader-itis in no time.Top Five Insights Shaping the Future of Sales From Dreamforce 2013Dreamforce 2013 has officially come to a close. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has relinquished his microphone, some 135,000 attendees have all returned home, and Alec Baldwin has gone back to his day job: yelling obscenities at the paparazzi. Didn’t make it to the event? We’ve summarized the most important takeaways from Dreamforce 2013 in this post.What was the most interesting thing you learned this week on Inbound Hub? What do you want to see more of? Leave your feedback in the comments! Topics: Originally published Dec 1, 2013 8:00:00 AM, updated July 28 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 Imageslast_img read more