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January 10, 2014

The Friday Five for January 10th, 2014

by mark mclean

friday 5The Friday Five is back by popular demand. Seriously though this one of the posts I liked doing the most. Researching the articles really helped me keep connected to the digital age that I have completely embraced. Hope it can help you too.

Not that long ago, someone, whose name shall remain nameless, (you know who you are), declared that apps were a passing fad. oh how wrong you are. Oh, and did I mention that in 2011 people were already spending more time in apps than on the web? That’s everywhere, not just in mobile. And, again, that was 2011. So maybe it’s time to think about creating your own app… just saying.
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2321254/Why-Apps-Will-Dethrone-Content-as-King-of-Digital-Marketing

Ok all you blogging wannabe’s, do you want your articles to spread like Gangnam online? here are ten tips to help you master the art of capturing the attention of your readers. http://daveduarte.co.za/blog/2013/2/21/10-commandments-for-writing-web-content

Hopefully by now we all can agree that on-line and social marketing is here to stay but should that mean that traditional marketing techniques are no longer as effective as they used to be? Should marketers abandon conventional marketing techniques and rely solely on digital marketing? http://smedio.com/how-to-mix-traditional-marketing-and-digital-marketing-for-best-result/

Are you as clueless about Instagram as I am? Never fear Jeff Bullas is here to help explain the Instagram obsession and tell us how to utilize it in our daily lives. amen. http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/01/17/how-instagram-harnesses-the-awesome-power-of-mobile-social-media-and-photos-3-success-stories/

The role of the Realtor in the 21st century is drastically changing. Homebuyers are savvier than ever with the advancements in online housing searches. The MLS data Realtors try to protect is littered all over the Internet. Access to the MLS is no longer a big advantage to being a Realtor, and consumers often know more about what is on the market than the Realtor does. Sound familiar? Well here are three suggestions on rocking out your business in 2014. http://www.inman.com/next/real-estate-clients-want-value-so-give-em-a-mobile-app-or-help-out-in-the-community-to-earn-their-referrals/

mark mclean

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