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Hundreds of KFC outlets in UK closed amid chicken shortage

Topix - Tue, 2018-02-20 15:27

A closed sign is seen outside a KFC restaurant near Ashford, England, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken The company is blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL.

Categories: Today's Food News

2 out of 3 Service Contractors Won’t Get Hired if They’re Not Tech Savvy

Small Business Trends - Tue, 2018-02-20 14:30

Being tech-savvy is fundamental to functioning in today’s highly connected world. A new survey commissioned by Verizon Telematics and carried out by KRC Research highlights the extent of this example as it reveals 2 out of 3 customers said they would not hire a service contractor who is not tech-savvy.

Service Professionals Are Expected to Be Tech-Savvy

The study surveyed service contractors and small businesses in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); construction; landscaping; plumbing and trucking/delivery. And in all cases being tech savvy did affect the bottom line across all the industries.

Service contractors are in most cases small businesses, whether they are a sole operator or part of a company that is slightly larger. For these organizations, technology is essential in optimizing operations and delivering the best possible service for their customers.

Jay Jaffin, chief marketing officer at Verizon Telematics, pointed out the importance of being technologically proficient across the entire workforce of a business. In a press release announcing the survey, he said, “In an age where nearly everyone has a smartphone, customers expect that mobility, connectivity and tech savviness will extend to the home service vendors they choose to work with,” said. “By simply connecting their vehicles and technicians, businesses can anticipate changes to schedules, handle more last-minute jobs, send a different technician to the next job if one is running late and most importantly, drive huge gains in customer satisfaction.”

The data was collected using an online survey with 506 participating service contractors working in the five service industries. It was carried out by KRC Research from Sept. 28 to Oct. 9, 2017, with a minimum of 100 professionals from each industry taking part. After the conclusion, the consumer side of the survey was completed seperately. A total of 1,026 individuals 18 years of age and older took part in the study online between Nov. 2 and Nov. 6, 2017.

Some of the Results Of the Survey

Another important data point from the consumer side of the survey was, 79 percent of U.S. consumers expect tech-savvy home service contractors.

On the service provider side, 70 percent of contractors have recognized ensuring future business success will require adopting new technologies. And contractors who have started using work applications on their mobile, tablet or laptops have noticed higher rates of customer satisfaction.

Mobile technology is especially important for this group as they are always on the move. The productivity levels of HVAC workers increased by 92 percent because of mobile technology. And 63 percent of construction workers experienced increased customer satisfaction, while another 53 percent said they saw higher sales.

The infographic below has additional information about the survey.

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This article, "2 out of 3 Service Contractors Won’t Get Hired if They’re Not Tech Savvy" was first published on Small Business Trends

RoomIt By CWT Announces New Loyalty Booster Program

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2018-02-20 13:40
RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the leading global travel management company, today announces the RoomIt ...

Want to Step Up to Your Biggest Small Business Challenge? Read This First

Small Business Trends - Tue, 2018-02-20 13:00

As a philanthropist and award winning television host of shows like “Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Ty Pennington has a proven track record of motivating people. That’s why Small Business Trends was happy to interview him and learn what he thought was the biggest challenge facing a small business.

“People who have small businesses are focused on what their passion is. They don’t always know what it’s like to try and market or the best way to accomplish that goal with their brand,” he said. Pennington will be co hosting the third season of the web series Small Business Revolution — Main Street.  He says finding a team that can focus on branding for you can revolutionize the way you look at your business and help to revitalize a small town that’s struggling at the same time.

Small Business Revolution-Main Street Business Services

“Small Business Revolution — Main Street” is sponsored by Deluxe, a company that offers a variety of small business services. The show brings small town community leaders, experts and business professionals together to help small towns and smaller enterprises there. Over the first two seasons, small businesses in Indiana and Pennsylvania got help with business and marketing advice as well as physical improvements totaling $500,000.

Voting for the third season’s winner in underway here

Amanda Brinkman stars in “Small Business Revolution — Main Street” and she’s also the executive producer of the show. She told Small Business Trends she’s seen a few areas that challenge small businesses’ success.

 Know Your Numbers

“We’ve seen two things. First is their finances. Knowing their numbers and what their numbers are telling them is important,” she says adding the second big challenge is staying on top of and understanding the technology curves that help small business owners get the most from digital innovations.

“A lot of people didn’t start a business because they couldn’t wait to build a website or use email marketing to stay in front of their customers,” she says.

As well as working on the upcoming season of “Small Business Revolution — Main Street,” Pennington’s flagship show, Trading Spaces, is set to come back on air on the TLC network in April.

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This article, "Want to Step Up to Your Biggest Small Business Challenge? Read This First" was first published on Small Business Trends

KFC closed: Why has the fast food store run out of fried chicken?

Topix - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:58

The fast food chain has recently hired a new delivery firm which was struggling to keep up with supplying the 900 branches. "We've brought a new delivery partner on board, but they've had a couple of teething problems getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex! "We won't compromise on quality, so no deliveries has meant some of our restaurants are closed, and others are operating a limited menu, or shortened hours."

Categories: Today's Food News

Nike becomes first brand to sell on Snapchat

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2018-02-20 11:53
Snapchat has teamed up with Shopify and Nike to launch the first product for sale through the social media site.

7 Ways A Cloud Based Virtual Assistant Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Small Business Trends - Tue, 2018-02-20 11:30
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Did you know that more than half of Americans want their own personal AI assistant, and why not? Having a cloud-based virtual assistant to hand your tasks off to is like a dream; your own guy or girl Friday that can handle everything from scheduling to research, project management, and even sales.

Happily, with the rise of cloud based virtual assistants, this dream is coming true. And, for entrepreneurs, there are many benefits to using one.

What is a Cloud Based Virtual Assistant?

Before we jump into the benefits however, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page as to what a cloud based virtual assistant is.

A cloud based virtual assistant is an app that understands “natural” language text or voice commands and can complete tasks on your behalf. In other words, you can talk to the app using real, everyday words. In addition, the app can live online or on a device like your smartphone.

What we’re not talking about here is a human virtual assistant. While those folks can provide many benefits of their own, they’re not part of this conversation.

Whether online or on a device, one critical feature of a cloud based virtual assistant is its ability to connect to multiple systems and sources of data. For this reason, they are “cloud-based” because they can reach into the cloud to access what they need. As you’ll see below, this is how they get work done for you.

Cloud Based Virtual Assistant Benefits

Cloud based virtual assistants help you be a better entrepreneur by taking on the tasks that can fill your time so you can focus on higher-value work like delighting your customers and finding more of them.

Here’s a look at some of the ways you can use a virtual assistant.

Onboarding Sales Leads

You can waste a lot of time with tire-kickers, folks who download your sales materials but aren’t really interested in buying anything.

Tools like Conversica help you discover your most promising sales leads by starting a conversation that eventually leads to contact with a human. Once you’ve got them on the phone, the business is yours to win.

Meeting Scheduler

One of the most time-consuming tasks is setting up a meeting. You send the invite, they say they can’t make it and off you go with that lovely game we call “let’s see if we can find a time and place to meet in under 10 emails.”

Wouldn’t it be great to hand off that whole process to someone else? Well, thanks to the rise of virtual assistants like, you can. This tool handles all the back and forth to set up meetings and all you have to do is provide some basic input at the beginning.

Now you can spend more time actually meeting rather than trying to set the meeting up.

Meeting Facilitator

Once your meeting is set up, a virtual assistant can help you make the most of your time together. This technology is still evolving, but we get an interesting peek into the future of virtual meeting assistants in the infographic below from Cisco; a future that is starting to arrive today. The future looks pretty sweet from here.

Project Management Assistant

Project management is a key element of a well run business. Using project management helps assure that work gets done and delivered on time and as promised.

However, finding out what’s going on at any one moment can mean a lot of time spent running down updates and statuses.

Now you can get around that problem by using a virtual assistant like the one created by integrating Redbooth and Cisco Spark. This “virtual project management assistant” can run down questions like, “Where’s everyone with their tasks,” “How much time is left before this part of the project is done?”, and “How many hours should I bill my client this month?”

It’s nice to be able to spend your time working in your business rather than on your business, right?

On-Demand Info

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to get critical information on the fly just by asking a question? That’s exactly what Dickey’s Barbecue is starting to roll-out to their chain of franchise restaurants.

Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of the Dallas-based company, says franchisees can use an Amazon Echo to ask Alexa for “up-to-date data on daily sales, inventory levels, scheduled deliveries by suppliers, customer ratings, and even optimal smoking times.” And that’s all without leaving the kitchen.

Outside of the work area, folks can still access visual data as well.

Personal Assistant

Aside from scheduling, cloud based virtual assistants can make it feel like secretaries have come back in style. Some examples include:

  • Providing reminders so you never miss a meeting,.
  • Adding items to your to-do list,
  • Reading your email to you and even replying,
  • Making conference calls for you so you don’t have to remember to bring the number,
  • Finding flights, lodging and restaurants for you locally or when you travel,
  • Finding out the weather forecast and reporting news you’re interested in hearing.

After a hard day at work, wouldn’t it be nice to come back to a comfortable home? Using cloud based connections with smart devices, a virtual assistant can make sure that the lights are on, soothing music is playing and the temperature is just right.

A well-rested and relaxed entrepreneur is an effective entrepreneur and a cloud based virtual assistant can help you enjoy your time out of the office.

Additional Resources

The links below lead to handy posts that can help you learn more and get started with a cloud based personal assistant today.

For more on how to offer AI virtual assistance as part of a larger cloud based business service, contact Meylah today.

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This article, "7 Ways A Cloud Based Virtual Assistant Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur" was first published on Small Business Trends

Nordstrom ranks as top fashion retailer

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2018-02-20 11:14
Nordstrom was the favorite premium fashion retailer among 10,000 shoppers, according to an annual fashion retail study conducted by Market Force.

Choice Hotels To Develop New Cambria Hotel On Marina Square In Bremerton, WA

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2018-02-20 10:54
ROCKVILLE, MD--Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, has signed an agreement with Sound West ...

First Impressions With First Meal Of The Day

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2018-02-20 10:33
Hoteliers Need To Look At Different Ways To Make Breakfast More Interesting

How to Compete as a Brick and Mortar Business in the Age of Amazon

Small Business Trends - Tue, 2018-02-20 10:30

There’s no denying that Amazon is ruling the roost right now in the retail sector. However, just because the ecommerce giant owns the lion’s share of the market, doesn’t mean brick and mortar is obsolete. For proactive retailers, there are plenty of ways to stay relevant.

Amazon Isn’t Going Anywhere

In June 2006, Standard & Poor launched the S&P Retail Sector ETF, using the ticker symbol XRT. This ETF is used as a sort of barometer for tracking and gauging the health of the nation’s retail sector over time. While it does include some ecommerce businesses in the fund, XRT is predominantly comprised of brick and mortar retailers.

Any educated, data-driven conversation on brick and mortar business in the U.S. should involve an examination of XRT. Keeping this in mind, what does it currently say about physical retailers in a marketplace that appears to be dominated by ecommerce?

“It’s highly unlikely the brick and mortar retail model will completely disappear. However, based on the recent price performance of XRT, these companies will need to undergo some drastic changes in order to compete with the likes of Amazon,” Mark Soberman writes for NetPicks ETF Investor. “Without question, major disruptions are occurring within the retail industry. Not everyone will survive.”

While the future isn’t exactly bright for brick and mortar, Soberman’s words are laced with optimism for those willing to identify disruptions and adjust in accordance with new changes and developments.

As Boston Retail Partner’s Ken Morris says, “Brick-and-mortar isn’t dead, it’s evolving.” In his opinion, “Stores are no longer stores, they are distribution points for products.”

If you want proof that brick and mortar retail isn’t going to vanish, look no further than what Amazon has been doing over the past couple of years. Despite being the king of ecommerce, Jeff Bezos and crew have actually started launching physical stores in select markets like Seattle, Portland, San Diego and Boston. They’ve also launched Amazon Go — an upscale convenience store that requires no checkout — in Seattle (and have plans for more locations across the country).

It’s also hard to ignore the fact that Apple has found great success with its retail locations, despite generating most of its revenue via ecommerce. In fact, Apple stores have been one of the driving factors in the company’s growth over the past few years.

What does all of this mean? Clearly Amazon and other ecommerce sites are dominating the retail landscape, but there still appear to be prime opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses that are willing to do what it takes to compete.

The question is, how do traditional brick and mortar companies remain competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace where trends come and go?

4 Ways Retailers Can Compete in the Age of Amazon

If you’re still using the same sales and marketing strategies from the turn of the century, you’re on the verge of becoming obsolete. Today’s customers aren’t opposed to shopping in brick and mortar stores, but you have to appeal to their evolving needs and preferences — many of which have been significantly altered by their online shopping experiences.

The following tips will give you a nice starting point for becoming more competitive in today’s marketplace:

1. Create a Compelling Experience

One of the great advantages brick and mortar retailers have over ecommerce sites is the “touch” factor. There’s something about being able to touch products and interact with people in a face-to-face manner that makes physical retail special. But if you want to maximize the touch factor, you have to spend a lot of time thinking about customer experience inside of your stores.

Every store has a customer experience built in, but only a few are strategically, meticulously developed with customers in mind.

“The truth is, most of our experiences as consumers happen almost accidentally. Many retailers may have a general idea of the experience they want in their stores, but only a few have taken the pains necessary to engineer, plan and stage those experiences with precision,” retail futurist Doug Stephens explains. “That engineered quality of experience is precisely what has made retailers like Apple, Starbucks and Sephora strong. The experience you receive in a Starbucks, Apple store, or Ritz hotel is not accidental but completely deliberate and by design.”

You need a customer experience strategy. Not a vague idea that you and your team discuss in theoretical terms, but a concrete strategy with tangible action steps that will be implemented in order to give customers what they’re looking for. Until you do this, you’ll find it difficult to compete.

2. Drive Online Traffic to Your Stores

Even brick and mortar stores need an online presence. In fact, it’s the strength of your online presence that helps your store remain competitive and successful.

View your website as a resource that people use before visiting your store. The more you can build convenience into your site, the more effective it will be at funneling traffic to your store. Some things you may consider doing:

  • Clearly list your inventory online so customers know whether or not an item is in stock at their local store.
  • If your store is large and items are hard to find, provide aisle and bin numbers for each product online. This increases convenience and helps customers find exactly what they’re looking for.
  • Give customers the opportunity to reserve/purchase items online and pick up in store.

Little tweaks like this make a huge difference and make customers more willing to stop by your store (rather than purchase online from one of your competitors).

3. Invest in a Geo-Conquesting Strategy

One of the bigger trends in retail today is the use of location data to engage, convince and convert shoppers. With so many ways to collect data, it would be foolish not to put it to use.

“Retailers should consider creating a ‘geo-conquesting’ strategy by utilizing location data and geofencing to find audiences that shop at competing locations,” entrepreneur Brian Handly suggests. “Toys ‘R’ Us, for example, could work to incentivize and win over the shoppers at the GameStop, Target, Walmart and BestBuy locations, sending them relevant ads and offers when these competitive shoppers browse their phones or social media.”

4. Try Smaller, Local Stores

Today’s consumers have become spoiled. When they shop online, they’re used to perfectly tailored, heavily personalized experiences that take thousands of data points into account. While you don’t have all of the same resources and opportunities, there are ways for your brick and mortar business to capitalize on the desire for hyper-personalization.

Cutting-edge businesses like Lululemon are moving away from cookie-cutter stores and are focusing on innovative, hyper-local stores to take the personality and flavor of the community into account. This gives them the chance to zero in on individual customers and address specific needs and desires.

While there’s something to be said for consistency across different stores, this may be a concept you look at down the road. By making stores feel like they belong in the community, you are making it much more likely customers will see your brand in a positive light.

Don’t Let Amazon Deter Your Business

It’s easy to study the growth of Amazon — a company that took 18 years to catch up with Walmart in market cap, but just two more to double it — and be deterred by your own limitations and constraints. However, Amazon isn’t your enemy.

As a brick and mortar retailer, Amazon is showing you the way. The company has peeled back the layers and revealed what your customers want — convenience and high levels of engagement.

Will you have to digitize some of your processes and dip your feet into ecommerce to remain competitive in the coming years? Certainly. But there are also plenty of opportunities to take advantage of your existing infrastructure and delight your customers offline.

Learning how to balance your business model will prove to be the most important skill over the next decade.

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This article, "How to Compete as a Brick and Mortar Business in the Age of Amazon" was first published on Small Business Trends

Is your brand ready to embrace Gen Z's obsession with over-the-top food trends? - Tue, 2018-02-20 09:56
Understanding Gen Z's relationship to the over-the-top food trends taking over social media — from supersized snacks to tiny food to immersive culinary museums — will be key to brands looking to attract young generations on the hunt for epic eats.

Hatch Raises $1.3M to Help Small Businesses Develop Mobile Apps

Small Business Trends - Tue, 2018-02-20 09:30

In its effort to help small businesses develop mobile apps without the upfront cost of traditional solutions, Hatch has raised $1.3 million.

Hatch Apps

The Hatch automated software development platform allows entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses to develop, launch and manage native iOS, Android and web apps. The new funding is going to be used to launch growth initiatives and scale the company’s engineering and infrastructure teams with the goal of continuing to develop innovative approaches to software creation.

As more small businesses increase their mobile presence, developing their own apps delivers greater control, customization and management. This includes modifying content and functions, sending push notifications, making updates and more without the back and forth with developers. And Hatch says it can make this happen at one-tenth the cost and time of existing software development options.

The CEO of Hatch, Param Jaggi, pointed out the challenges businesses without tech backgrounds face when creating their own applications. In the press release, he said, “…I’ve seen how opaque the industry is, and how vulnerable businesses are when they lack the technical knowledge to create and implement their own software. By automating app development, we’re striking down barriers to entry and making it possible for anyone to build production-grade software without writing a line of code.”

The Process

You can create the app yourself or get help from a specialist. The process is as easy as choosing what kind of app you want to create and using the company’s design wizard to get help in the customizations of the application. And if you can’t or don’t want to do it, Hatch will customize the app for you, free of charge.

Additional features include content management, live updates to the app stores, push notifications from your dashboard, analytics and more with native code packages. With native code, your Android, iOS and web apps will work as intended on each platform.

When you finally finish your app and launch it, Hatch uses scalable infrastructure with automation and machine intelligence to make it available at all times with the latest updates.


Hatch has a flat monthly all-inclusive pricing structure which includes automated server storage, data management, debugging, updates, analytics and all other backend processes. The $1,000 price tag also provides unlimited app users and administrator seats. You can start by trying it for free.

Controlling Your Apps

With the type of control Hatch provides, you can make changes right away when you introduce new products, services and promotions to your business. This gives your customers access to the latest information so they can make purchasing decisions, visit your brick and mortar store or ask questions. It makes your company more available, which is critically important in a 24/7 commerce world.


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5 Tips for Differentiating Your Home Improvement Contracting Business

Small Business Trends - Tue, 2018-02-20 08:30

Getting a leg up on the competition in the home improvement business can be tough.  Small Business Trends spoke with Dave Yoho, the Founder and President of Dave Yoho Associates, a consulting company that’s been representing small businesses since 1962.

Differentiating Your Home Improvement Business

Yoho  shared some tips on how a small home improvement contracting business can stand out in any crowded marketplace.

Talk with Clients

There’s more to being different than offering free estimates and the lowest price, Yoho says.  One of the ways that contractors can differentiate themselves is to establish a personal connection by talking with clients about their specific needs.

“If someone doesn’t recognize the value people put on their personal time, they’re going to do what everyone else does,” he says suggesting this kind of connection adds a personal touch that adds depth to advertising and special offers.

“Contractors need to be able to deal with the people that contact them so they can get something out of it,” Yoho says, adding the example of roofing contractors telling a prospect about the average lifespan of shingles in their area.

Listen to Clients

Of course, listening to any prospects is just as important. When they start talking about remodeling a basement and you interrupt them to talk about the high-quality drywall you use, they’ll lump you in with all the others who use high pressure sales tactics.

When you’re listening to them talk, you’ll get to understand what their needs are.

Pay Attention to Cycle Times

You need to give customers accurate estimated completion times for jobs. In the home improvement industry, there are many variables like weather that can affect this. Yoho stresses contractors need to be organized so they have accurate “cycle times” to get the job done on time. That way, the client is happy, everyone gets paid and the business gets a great reputation.

He uses the example of a window replacement project.

“It might take six weeks from the day you sell it to the day you complete it,” he says. “The work year might have 48 weeks with holidays and bad weather.”

Dividing those numbers gives you a cycle time–the number of days you need to complete the project factoring in all your operating costs.

It’s a simple formula to make your business more efficient and credible.

Find a Smaller Target Market

Narrowing down the area you work in as a home improvement contractor is a great way to separate yourself from the competition.  One way to do this is to geographically tag any of the keywords you use on your website or in social media.

For example, if you use a keyword like “bathroom renovations” you can narrow down your market by adding a location so it reads “Philadelphia bathroom renovations.” Using a technique like this helps you to build stronger client relationships in a more condensed area.

Look at Your Structure

If you’re bogged down with an inefficient supply chain or bookkeeping system that’s not right for your home improvement business, you’ll have no time to work on differentiating yourself.

That’s why Yoho suggests a smaller firm in this space standing head and shoulders above the competition always needs to be looking toward improvements across the company.

“That goes for the installation crew, the sales crew and even the people working in the office,” Yoho says, cautioning against just using tried and true methods because they work.

Keeping open minded can give you an edge. Getting employee input at a weekly meeting is a good start.

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This article, "5 Tips for Differentiating Your Home Improvement Contracting Business" was first published on Small Business Trends

KFC closes hundreds of UK stores after huge chicken shortages

Topix - Tue, 2018-02-20 07:56

KFC has been forced to close more than half of its 900 UK stores after delivery problems resulted in severe chicken shortages. The popular fast food chain switched its delivery contract to DHL last week, with the courier service blaming "operational issues" for the disruption in supply.

Categories: Today's Food News

Sick and Tired of Doing Content Marketing Without a Plan? Read This

Small Business Trends - Tue, 2018-02-20 07:30

Case studies. Whitepapers. Blog posts. Social content. Videos. Newsletters.

Your content obligations never end. In fact, B2B marketers employ an average of 13 different content marketing tactics.

And it’s no wonder — content marketing has incredible potential for those who can master the craft. According to this year’s B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends report for North America from CMI, the most effective content marketers allocate 42 percent of their total marketing budget to content.

Companies are increasingly spending more on content, yet just 30 percent say their organizations are effective at content marketing. Incredibly, 55 percent aren’t even sure what content marketing effectiveness would look like.

Where’s the disconnect?

For starters, the mere thought of content marketing can be overwhelming, particularly for SMBs and mid-sized brands. Developing a strategy is key, yet so many miss this critical first step and instead jump head first into content creation, just to say they’re creating something.

That’s just not sustainable. You can’t throw your resources at creating different content types without having systems in place to measure its efficacy and adjust for better marketing ROI over the life of your campaigns.

A key consideration is deciding which content type or types are most worth your time, effort and resources. Which pieces of content resonate best with users? Which are best for each stage of your funnel? Which content types generate not only the most, but the best quality leads for your business?

This awesome and comprehensive infographic explores 11 popular content types, with an analysis of each that includes:

  • What it is
  • The benefits of doing it
  • “Sweet spots”–where this content type works best
  • How much it costs to outsource
  • How difficult it is to start and maintain
  • Power tips to help you master this content type
Selecting the Right Types of Marketing Content

If you’re struggling to keep up with your content obligations and not sure the various pieces of your content marketing strategy are really working together, check this out and keep it handy. The key to the best content marketing ROI lies in focusing your efforts where they have the potential for greatest impact.

Check it out:

Image: Venngage

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WATG-Designed House Set To Open In Newport Beach, CA

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2018-02-20 05:54
IRVINE, CA–-WATG is delighted to share the integrated design for the Cape Cod-inspired Lido House, Newport Beach, slated to open March ...

Comfort Suites Sale Arranged By MBA Hotel Brokers

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2018-02-20 05:35
BLUFFS, IA–-MBA Hotel Brokers, Inc. announces the sale of the Comfort Suites Council Bluffs Iowa. Suresh Patel, Associate Broker with MBA ...

Here is where you can still get KFC in south east London and north...

Topix - Tue, 2018-02-20 05:30

KFC has been forced to close a raft of stores after a new delivery contract with DHL resulted in chicken shortages across the country. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire As the Great KFC Chicken Outage of 2018 continues, people across the UK have been left without the fast food outlet's meals.

Categories: Today's Food News