Instagram essentials for a lit wedding in 2017

Your big day is almost here! The cake is ready to go, dress and tux are waiting to be worn, the venue is finally prepped, but wait 一 you’re missing something. Instagram. Planning a wedding is difficult, but thanks to Instagram, it’s even more difficult. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, here’s exactly what…

Hyatt shopping for speakers as smart concierge battle heats up

As competition heats up between intelligent assistants like Siri and Alexa, the battle for your attention is spreading beyond the workplace, car, and home. Hotel rooms, Airbnb listings, and vacation rentals are increasingly joining the fray. Now Hyatt Hotels, with a portfolio of more than 700 properties in 56 countries, is also considering the use…

Here’s what the top accelerators in North America are funding

 The top startup accelerators have a history of seeing the future in ideas that sounded silly at the time. After all, who would have foreseen billion-dollar businesses based on renting your air mattress to strangers, or shopping for their groceries? So when prestigious accelerators invest around common themes, it’s worth taking note of what’s resonating.…

We Want to Put You on a Plane to Call to Action Conference [CONTEST]

Image via Shutterstock. If you’re an active social networker, you already know that travel photos and social media go together like… aerial shots of brunch and social media. So when we decided to throw a social media contest together for our upcoming Call to Action Conference, it seemed only fitting to make it travel themed.…

Weekend Favs June 10

Weekend Favs June 10 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The…

Transactional vs. Promotional

Senders often approach our team with questions around “transactional” messaging. Sometimes our team receives email examples and are asked whether or not those messages can be sent off their transactional IP. Other times senders will try to “disguise” messages as transactional under the assumption that if they send it off their transactional IP then they…

Should You Be Using Live Video to Make More Money?

Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope. All the major social platforms are integrating live streaming in some form. Several up-and-comers, like Meerkat and MeVee, are also creating buzz. And this all means one thing: Live video is hot. Scorching hot. It seems everyone is now using live video in some fashion to connect and interact with…

Doors Are Open for Certification (and Other Fun Things)

Remember all the conversations we’ve been having about the Certified Content Marketer program? Well, the doors are open — and they’re going to be closing again on Monday, June 12. If you’d like to be featured on our list of recommended writers (and get our most advanced content strategy course), this is how you do…