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Get to Know: Alicia

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Get to Know- Alicia

Nicknames

  • Ali, Ninja (seriously, my husband and some friends do call me this…usually right before they throw something at me)

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Get to Know: Taylon

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Get to Know- Taylon

Hi all, and welcome to our second “Get to Know” post. Today is all about yours truly – hope you enjoy!

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Get to Know Michelle

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Get to Know Michelle

I am VERY excited to kick off this first post in a monthly series we’re starting to help you, our oh-so-awesome readers, get to know the Bikini Marketing contributors a little better! Today’s post is all about Michelle Malina, who’s a Certified Inbound Marketer at Idea Grove.

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Should I Go with an In-House Marketing Team or an Agency?

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In-house marketing team vs agency

There’s a lot of debate right now about whether companies should use an agency or an in-house team for their marketing efforts. If you work in a corporate job, you’re probably curious about how your company could benefit from an agency’s expertise. You’re probably also nervous about relinquishing control of your company’s marketing efforts to a group of outsiders.

The truth is, each option has its pros and cons. The real deciding factor for this choice is understanding what you need and what you’re willing to sacrifice.

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Best Practices for Email Marketing Subject Lines

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Best Practices for Email Marketing Subject Lines

How many emails do you send out each month? One? 20? 100? Depending on your industry, you could send 20 emails in an hour! When you’re cranking out that much content, are you taking the time to write strong subject lines?

If not, listen up. Nearly 70 percent of email recipients will send an email to the spam folder based on subject line alone. Do you want to go through all the work of creating and sending an email only to have nearly ¾ of your list spam it? I sure hope not.

Writing a strong subject line isn’t hard, it just takes a little time and creativity. Here are some best practices to keep in mind for your next subject line.

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Happy Birthday to Us!

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Happy Birthday to Us

Ditch the fruit salad and slice up a piece of cake – we’ve got some celebrating to do! Today is our first birthday, and our present to you is new content each day this week. (If you haven’t already, check out Monday’s and Tuesday’s posts.)

We’re also offering our first-ever eBook, “How to Get Your Content Marketing Program Bikini-Ready for 2014,” to all of our email subscribers, so make sure you sign on for updates if you haven’t already.

It’s been a great first year, Bikini Marketers, and I can’t wait for many more to come. Cheers!

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Happy New Year, Bikini Marketers!

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Happy New Year, Bikini Marketers!

I say it every year, but 2013 went faster than a woman racing for a Black Friday sale! We’ve had such a great time this year and know 2014 is going to be even better. See you in January!

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Merry Christmas, Bikini Marketers!

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Merry Christmas, Bikini Marketers!

I’m sure you’re all gearing up for the last minute holiday scramble, and I’m right there with you. Make sure to check back on Thursday to see what Santa brought for you!

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Happy Thanksgiving, Bikini Marketers!

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Happy Thanksgiving, Bikini Marketers

Whether you’re feasting on turkey or hitting the shopping malls, I hope you have a great day with loved ones! Be sure to check back next week for our three-part series on getting your content marketing strategy holiday-ready.

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