Our weekly roundup is here to help you stay on top of all the latest in social media and other interesting trends.

This week featuring:

1 – Have you heard of the Starbucks effect?

2 – Two Top Tweets of the week

3 – Three Productivity Tips

4 – Four Growth Tips

Including: Why Your 2005 Keyword Strategy Doesn’t Work in 2015


Answer to One Question

8 Surprising Real-Estate Tips

Looking to buy a home? It’s better to:

    1. Be on a “Way” than a “Street”
    2. Pick a female real-estate agent
    3. Try to be close to a Starbucks


Read more.

Starbucks in a residential neighborhood in Paris

Two Top Tweets

1 – 24K Shares: PepsiCo Exec Has Tough Words for Agencies

Ad agency models are breaking. Pre-roll ads are useless. Measurement models are outdated. The ad industry lacks diversity. And the phrase digital marketing should be dumped.

Those statements were among the declarations made Wednesday by PepsiCo exec Brad Jakeman in a fiery, truth-telling presentation at the Association of National Advertising’s annual “Masters of Marketing” conference in Orlando, Fla. Read more.

2 – 193K Views: Confessions of a Google Spammer

Before I became an inbound marketer, I once made $50,000 a month spamming Google. I worked a maximum of 10 hours a week. And I am telling you from the bottom of my heart: never, never ever follow in my footsteps.

This blog post will tell you exactly why… Read more.

Confusions of a Google spammer

Three Productivity Tips

There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Here’s how the most successful people on the planet make the most of them:

1 – 5.2K Shares: Time-Management Tips From 8 Self-Made Billionaires

When I first heard about Kevin Kruse’s new book 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management, I was intrigued. In it, he interviews seven billionaires, 13 Olympic athletes, and 239 entrepreneurs. The book was an easy read; it didn’t disappoint.

What stood out to me, in particular, were these time-management tips from some of the most successful people on the planet. Read more.

And, more from the experts:

2- 1.1K Shares: 30 Experts Share Their Best Productivity Tips

Want a boost for your day?

These productivity experts have each shared their best tip to give you a jumpstart. The time you invest in reading these will pay off in dividends as you apply the ideas to your daily routine. Read more.

Already bored at the office. Read these productivity tips.

After reading all these tips, I’m ready for a vacation:

3 – 5 Science-Backed Tips for Better Vacations

When it comes to planning your vacation, you probably consult friends and family for ideas, possibly read some online reviews, maybe flip through a travel magazine or two. But what’s one source you’re probably not looking to for advice? Scientists. Read more.

Four Social Media Growth Hacks

1 – Popular on dlvr.it’s Twitter feed: 11 Totally Awesome Websites To Source FREE Images

The more we consult with clients, the more frequently we are asked about imagery to be used in blogs and on websites. Do any of these questions sound familiar?

“Where do I find good images for my site?”

“How can I make sure I don’t get in trouble for the images I use?”

“How much do I have to pay for images? Wait…I can download images for free?! Where?”

Read more.

2 – 2.2K Shares: How Your Keyword Strategy is Failing You (And How to Fix It)

One day very soon, we’re all going to stop worrying about “keywords”.

And then we can all rejoice.

But until that happens, whenever “SEO” comes up, the next phrase usually muttered involves “keywords” and “rankings”.

This unhealthy obsession with “keyword + rankings” (that was a search operator joke) has long been misleading. Read more.

 3 – 3.5K Shares: How to Use 360-Degree Video in Your Social Media Marketing

Are you using video on your social channels?

Have you thought about 360-degree videos? 360 videos produce more engagement and message retention than normal videos. In this article, you’ll discover how to create a 360 video and use it for your business. Read more.

4 – 10 real estate marketing trends to keep an eye on in 2016

Just when you thought you were too close to a Starbucks…Nearly everywhere you turn, you hear news of the rebounding housing market. Not only is it bouncing back, but it’s also making a huge comeback with new owners and investors getting into the market. Here are the top 10 trends you can expect to see in 2016. Read more.


What’s on your mind?

Read any GREAT articles lately?

Have and social media tips?