How to Create an Infographic in Under an Hour [+ Free Templates]

Wouldn’t it be great if creating infographics was as simple as writing regular old text-based blog posts? Unfortunately, making visual content like this usually takes a lot more time, effort, and let’s face it — skill — than the written word. Usually. But considering the popularity and effectiveness of visual content in marketing today, you can’t just afford to throw in the towel. That’s why we decided to take all the pain and suffering out of infographic creation. Seriously — don’t give up just yet. You, too, can create infographics that are professional-looking, high-quality, and completed in under an hour….

Nowadays, significant career shifts are as prevalent as they’ve ever been. Some people want to assume a different degree of responsibility. Some want to pursue a passion they’ve put on hold for too long. And some flat-out need a change of pace. It’s a popular course that comes with a host of challenges, several potential pitfalls, plenty of barriers of entry, and a lot of requisite hard work — especially when it comes to transitioning to a role in marketing. And if you’re making that leap, you’ll need all the help and insight you can get, so we’ve provided some…

Think back to the last event you attended. Was it a conference or trade show? An intimate seminar or startup launch party hosted online? How about a fun, socially-distanced 5K or golf outing? These events are all very different, but to the brands or organizations who hosted them, they all had a common purpose: to entertain and engage attendees — a.k.a. potential customers. Event marketing is a highly valuable strategy for all kinds of businesses, from technology and education to non-profit, medicine, and retail. Not only do events benefit their hosts and sponsors, but they also enrich the lives of…

The 11 Best Free Email Accounts and Service Providers of 2021

You need it for networking, job recruitment, downloading resources, transferring files, setting reminders, meeting with colleagues, and so much more. Even with the rise of office chat platforms, you still depend on email for a surprising number of things. But unfortunately, not every email service is completely free. And even the free ones might not be the easiest to use or have all the features you need. It can be a challenge to find an email service provider at no cost that balances the right features with usability. To help make your search easier, we put together a list of…

Outranking Tough Competitors: My One-Year Study of a Google Local Finder

Posted by MiriamEllisImage credit: Sharon Mollerus A new client comes to your digital marketing agency and says their competitors are stuck to the local packs like mussels cleaved to coastal rock. “How do we edge our way up in Google’s local finder, and find our place above the tideline? We don’t even know where to begin,” the local business owner says. The rough truth is that Google’s local search engine results often don’t make sense at first glance, or even at second or third glances. Local brands are left to puzzle out how to achieve maximum growth when they’re consistently…

Project.co Reveals Project Management Statistics & Themes They’ll Be Watching in 2021

There’s a long-established idea that creativity is somehow rooted in chaos: that structure and organization are somehow the enemy of great ideas. If it wasn’t already time to reassess that idea — then, surely, that time is now. 2020, after all, saw creative teams around the world removed (often without warning) from their offices, and scattered to home offices and kitchen tables. Most of us moved from a world of anytime, face—to—face communication to a world of video calls, email, and chat apps. And this has only amplified an idea many already believed to be true: that great creative teams…

The 6 Best Thank You Page Examples of 2021

via GIPHY … Not exactly the message you want your customers inferring from your website’s Thank You Pages, is it? Thank You pages are effective opportunities to demonstrate appreciation towards your leads, prospects, and customers for taking a desired action — and even potentially convert users or increase sales through additional CTAs.  Here, we’ll explore six different purposes of a Thank You page, along with six stunning examples of Thank You pages to inspire your own designs in 2021 and beyond.  Let’s dive in.  What is a Thank You page? Your customers and leads see your Thank You Page immediately…

Posted by CitationLabsGarrett French — founder of Citation Labs and all around link building expert — takes you on a comprehensive walkthrough of guest posting on sites supported by sales. Why is this a good strategy? How do your posts benefit these websites? How do you start and what websites do you reach out to? Watch to find out! Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hello, folks. My name is Garrett French, and I’m a link builder. I run Citation Labs. We have 120 employees, and we build…

With over two billion monthly active YouTube users, YouTube is an undeniably powerful channel for advertising — which means, if you’re a YouTube creator, there are plenty of opportunities for you to make money off the platform.  For instance, if advertisers pay to display ads on your videos, you can increase revenue in the form of CPM.  Along with increasing your revenue, CPM is a strong indicator that your content is valuable, and helps you identify businesses with whom you may want to partner down the road.  Whether you’ve been a YouTube creator for years or are just starting out,…