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3 Facts That Will Make You Feel Better About the World, Part 5 image

We challenge you to stop doom-scrolling, sit back and relax to the tune of these three delightful facts about our beautiful planet. Fact 1 | Need More Time in Your Day? You’re Getting It! It’s true — the Earth’s days are in fact getting longer. Back when the Earth first formed, a day was roughly six hours long. That was 4.6 billion years ago. Then, by 620 million years ago, the days had lengthened to 21.9 hours. Why did this happen? The moon and the tides it creates cause a twisting force that slows the Earth’s rotation incrementally over time. Here’s the bad news though — this is happening at a rate of about 1.7 milliseconds every century. So if you ...

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5 Tips for a More Compelling Brand Presence on Social Media image

Consumers spend hours each week on social media. And so do brands — which means it’s increasingly challenging to rise to the top amid the constant onslaught of information we all experience on our favorite platforms. What you need is a strategy to help you cut away the noise and make your social media presence work for you. Here are a few simple tips to help you make that happen: 1 | Tailor your approach to your audience. What age group do you want to reach? What are their values and interests? What do they need from you? The answers to those questions will determine on which platforms you’re going to concentrate your branding efforts. If you’re a visitor bureau and want ...

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Boost Your Open Rates: The Building Blocks of a Great Sales Email image

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It’s every brand’s email nightmare: you work hard on crafting the perfect pitch, but when that email hits your prospects’ inbox, they hit the delete button without even opening the message. How do you craft an email worth opening? And how do you close the sale once you have your prospects’ attention? Step 1 | Choose a Catchy Subject Line Good subject lines: Are short. You want people to be able to read the whole thing, whether they’re on desktop or mobile! So keep your subject line to 40 characters or less. Don’t contain “spammy” words. Avoid phrases like “buy now” or “free,” which could land you in spam filters. Include a call to action. What is it you’re asking people ...

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