LinkedIn’s new Sales Navigator Inbox is like email on steroids

  Today, LinkedIn rolls out their new Sales Navigator Inbox. I got a sneak preview, and I must say, it’s like a sales and social media dashboard / command center / mini-CRM all wrapped into one page. Here are the highlights – it:     1)     Allows you to search for someone to write to –
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Big new Sales Navigator changes announced at LinkedIn’s Sales Connect conference

  Every year, LinkedIn brings together sales leaders from around the globe at their annual Sales Connect conference. This year, it is clear that Sales Navigator is a big priority for LinkedIn. They are continuously investing and expanding the capabilities of Sales Navigator, and today they announced a slew of new features focused on 5
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Connect with your pizza boy on LinkedIn

For years, I told people not to connect on LinkedIn with everyone they knew. I recommended that people connect with the RIGHT people, such as co-workers, people you meet and know from other companies – especially in similar roles, and people you meet at conferences, but don’t connect with just anyone. When someone would ask
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Don’t ever click this button on LinkedIn!

  I loved cartoons ever since I was a kid. Every Saturday morning, I was up at the crack of dawn to watch and watch and watch until my father would drag me outside to help him on his pet project of the day. As I got older, one of my favorite cartoons was Ren
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NEW FEATURE in LinkedIn Sales Navigator makes company research faster and easier

Last year, my wife and I saved up our money and took the family to Hawaii. My kids love sea turtles, so we searched for and found a beach that sea turtles are known to frequent. We hiked about a half mile to the beach (with 400lbs of beach gear in tow), and were rewarded by
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The 5 most common social media content mistakes

All social media marketers want to create content that resonates with their target audience. However, I have noticed after years in social media that many companies seem to make similar mistakes when it comes to social media content marketing. Here is a list of 5 common social media content mistakes to avoid: 1) Making it
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5 accelerating trends in digital marketing for financial services

I recently attended the Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit (#DMFSToronto). Digital leaders from Citi, Facebook, Wells Fargo, MetLife, Allstate, Salesforce and more were there talking about what is working, not working and what is coming next within digital marketing for financial services. 5 accelerating trends: 1) It’s all about the data. It has ALWAYS been
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Invalid traffic becoming a bigger problem in programmatic advertising

  We all know programmatic advertising is much more targeted than direct buying. With programmatic advertising, you only pay for the audience that you want, and can negotiate much better deals than with direct buying because of real-time bidding. So, you get: Better targeting Cheaper costs Programmatic advertising a no-brainer…or is it? Invalid traffic (IVT) has
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How to Drive a Social Selling Project – Step One: Gain C-suite Alignment

  Although social selling is relatively new, some brands are already successfully leveraging it to drive business. When I talk to sales and marketing folks about social selling, one of the most common questions is “where do I begin?” So, how do you drive a social selling program – particularly at a large company? Where to start
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My favorite part about LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index

I don’t work out as much as I should. I never worked out much historically, and I definitely haven’t ever since my wife and I had a twin boys six years ago. My every free moment is spent with those cute little munchkins! When I did work out, I loved the competition of it –
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