Authenticity

Social Media

Real-Time Engagement Etiquette - Avoid Social-Media Mishaps

Sometimes the safest way to avoid a misstep is to remain silent.
Millennials

Why Millennials Don't Trust Ads, Real Estate or Social Security

In a new study, a third of millennials rank blogs as their top media source. But not even online posts can convince them to buy a house.
Leadership Qualities

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Yourself at Work

There is such a thing as being too honest, and the line can be perilously thin.
Customer Loyalty

Customers Demand These 2 Fundamental Aspects of Authentic Brands

A recent survey of 12,000 people revealed the companies they believe to be most genuine possess these two traits.
Content Marketing

The Science of Great Content -- Think in Terms of 'AURA'

Focus on authenticity, usefulness, relevancy and action to increase the halo effect of digital marketing efforts.
Leadership Qualities

Go for Chess Not Checkers When Running a Business

Whether it's detective work, coaching or entrepreneurship, the best people are playing chess while the rest are playing checkers.
Food Businesses

For Restaurant Goers, Authenticity Trumps Hygiene

Forget the public health department: if customers think a restaurant is authentic, they don't care how clean it is.
Viral Marketing

What You Can Learn About Marketing From an 'Icy' Phenomenon

A recent viral hit that has people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads shows what it takes to reach across the globe.
YouTube

For Teenagers, YouTube Stars Hold More Sway Than Mainstream Celebrities

Hollywood stars are labeled 'faker' than their online counterparts.
Leadership Qualities

5 Sure-Footed Steps Toward Earning Respect and Loyalty as a New Entrepreneur

It might seem a little daunting at first to present yourself as a new business owner when you're just starting out. But these pointers can provide you with a plan.
Work-Life Balance

Entrepreneurs Must Skillfully Perform on Two Stages, Not Forfeiting Home for Company

A CEO who can't turn off that business persona for the nonwork parts of life may encounter a bountiful set of serious problems.
Marketing Edge

How Landing a Brand Licensing Deal Can Boost Manufacturers

A choice a brand licensing deal can quantum jump a manufacturer to the next level.
Oscars

'Alright, Alright, Alright': What Matthew McConaughey Can Teach Entrepreneurs

The Best-Actor Oscar winner has three important lessons that can apply to business.
Technology

With Social Media, Kick Off Your Conservative Pants

To ramp up your young company's social-media presence, let your personality shine.