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Marketing’s 25 most influential share their best growth hacking strategies

Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Growth hacking: Strategies and techniques from marketing’s 25 most influential leaders Born in 2010, the term “growth hacker” was first defined by Sean Ellis as “a person whose true north is growth” … someone with a “burning desire to connect your target market with your must-have solution.”  Two years later, Ryan Holiday […]

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Iranian Authorities Block Social-Media Access Amid Protests Challenging Leadership

Iranian President Hassan Rohani says citizens are “absolutely free” to criticize the authorities and protest, but he warned against violence as demonstrations, unrest, and detentions continued for the fourth day in cities throughout the country. Rohani’s comments on December 31 came as the authorities attempted to quell the unrest with warnings to protesters and by […]

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Photoslurp bags $870k for its shop the look UGC marketing platform

Bootstrapping Barcelona-based visual commerce startup Photoslurp has taken its first external funding: Announcing €750,000 (~$870k) in pre-Series A financing, led by Spanish VC Inveready Technology Investment Group, with participation from Bankinter VC, Caixa Capital Risc and ICF. The team’s SaaS platform is designed for brands to build influence by leveraging user generated content (UGC) in their marketing […]

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Digital Marketing News: Teenagers Over Facebook, Blockchain and Big Blue, MoonPie Roasts You

Social Commerce Takes Hold. A study by PwC reports that 78% of customers are influenced by social networks when shopping online. According to Marketing Week, the “social commerce boom” is being fueled by young mobile consumers. Thirty-three percent of 18- to 24-year-olds state they would buy products directly on Facebook, 27% on Instagram and 20% […]

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