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Iran hates porn so much it broke the Internet in Hong Kong


Porn is highly illegal in Iran, and sites containing erotic material are blocked at the ISP-level as a matter of routine. These efforts to stamp out smut are usually contained within the country’s borders. But last Thursday, something weird happened. According to The Verge, 256 porn sites – many with names like superbigcocks.com – started to gradually disappear from the Internet. While the servers themselves were working fine, users as far away as Russia and Hong Kong were getting nothing but blank players. The culprit? Iran’s biggest ISP, The Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI). Here’s what happened. The TCI had announced…

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How 3 Huge Brands Kill It on Social

Social Marketing

You might want to try some of the strategies that these large brands are using on social media.

Here’s How These 3 Huge Brands Kill It on Social

In 2015, eMarketer predicted brands would spend as much as $24 billion on advertising through social media. By 2017, eMarketer estimates that figure will reach $36 billion. A more recent report by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business found CMOs are indeed increasing their investment in social media. Currently, brands are spending roughly 11 percent of…
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7 Digital Marketing Predictions for 2016

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing, like everything in the online world, is changing quickly. You need to stay ahead of the game to be competitive. Here are some predictions for the top strategies in 2016.

7 Digital-Marketing Predictions You Need to Keep Your Eye On

Digital marketing is very fluid. Strategies are changing on a continual basis and it’s impossible to sit back and relax. If you want to gain an advantage over your competition, you need to always be on the cutting edge. And while digital marketing changes on a weekly basis, there’s something about the launch of a new calendar year that puts things…
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How to Rock Your Business with Facebook Ads

Facebook Ads

If you aren’t yet using Facebook Ads, you should get started right away. And if you are, you still might find this article helpful.

7 Ways That Facebook Ads Can Rock Your Business

With 1.7 billion people on Facebook as of November 2015, it’s pretty safe to say that a lot of your target audience, clients and customers are active on the world’s largest social-media platform. It should also come as no surprise that Facebook…
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Use Crowdfunding to Generate Major PR Buzz

Crowdfunding

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You may be thinking of creating a PR campaign to help your crowdfunding project. But did you ever think of creating a crowdfunding campaign to build your PR?

How to Use Crowdfunding to Generate Major PR Buzz

Many entrepreneurs raising money through crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo think in terms of launching the campaign, generating lots of press and then hoping the press gets people to sign up and fund the campaign. There’s nothing wrong with this strategy, but smart startups take it a step further and leverage their fundraising…
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Master Content Promotion in 2016

Blog

Develop a plan to consistently create and publish engaging content. It will pay off with loyal fans.

7 Steps to Finally Master Content Promotion in 2016

Nailing your content-promotion strategy can dramatically increase your leads, improve conversions and rapidly spike your brand awareness. And the good news here is that content promotion is usually cost-effective in relation to the results it provides. The bad news is that too many marketers and business owners think that producing content, distributing it and not spending a lot for it means it’s easy…
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How You Can Copy the Marketing Strategies of the Fortune 500

Coca Cola

Maybe you’re not Coca-Cola or Apple. But you can copy their marketing strategies to grow your own business.

How Your Business Can Copy the Marketing Strategies of the Fortune 500

We’re so used to seeing the big brands. We see their ad campaigns and outputs so often that we sometimes forget something really obvious: How did these big companies become big? Sure, many of them had visionary leaders. Some even had massive marketing budgets. Some just had a few lucky strokes. But what about their marketing? The world’s most successful…
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PayPal and eBay After The Break-Up

PayPal

It’s already been seven months since the PayPal/eBay break-up. Here is the vision for each company, presented by their CEOs.

Breaking up not so hard to do: PayPal & eBay CEOs

Digital payments’ biggest competitor? Cash: PayPal CEO Dan Schulman, PayPal CEO, discusses the company’s split from eBay, and weighs in on global spending trends and shares his vision for the future. Seven months after PayPal’s spinoff from e-commerce giant eBay, the transition is going smoother than many might have thought, said Daniel Schulman, chief executive of PayPal. After re-listing on the Nasdaq stock market last July, PayPal — one of the world’s largest online payment firms…
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6 Website Design Trends to Use in 2016

Web Design

If you design websites, you should be aware of these trends for 2016.

6 Web Design Trends for 2016

Web design trends are never static but change constantly. Here are six new trends that you can expect to see in 2016. Many websites have utilized rotating banners over the past few years as a way to provide imagery, movement, and content on a home page while not overwhelming users with too much material on their first view. It is becoming more apparent, however, that people don’t notice the banners and will, consequently, skip the content. Studies show that a phenomenon known as…
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8 Psychological Insights That Will Improve Your Marketing

Psychology

It’s important to understand psychology when trying to motivate. And marketing is all about motivating people to take action.

8 Psychological Insights Into the Brain That Will Improve Your Marketing

The better you understand the human mind, the better you’ll be able to persuade customers to convert. And, if you think about it, marketing is really about applied psychology. What this means is that buyers act in certain ways because they’re wired to do so. The mind’s cognitive biases, tendencies and proclivities all play a role in the marketing process. When it comes to the psychology of purchasing…
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