Nothing beats a good ol’ book, let’s be honest. Whether you’re subscribed to Playboy or an avid reader of everything Eckhart Tolle, there is a certain sense of liberation, confidence or intelligence a good book is able to offer above any Hollywood blockbuster or One Direction hit song. So, in order to prepare you for a solid year of growth and smiles, we’ve organised some of the [Haimat] family to share their top book recommendations. Enjoy:
While 2016 wasn’t the year we saw Huey’s Kitchen break the top 10 most Googled search terms in Australia, it was the year we saw the United States ask Google how much Benadryl they’re allowed to give their dog. And oh what a year it was.
If nothing else, this data is a comforting indicator that Australian’s are more mature than to simply ask Google the directions to Mordor or whether or not midgets have night vision. instead, we’re a globally minded country who fucking loves their sport. See for yourself:
I would be lying if I said I’ve never received a phone call from a friend saying they need help with SEO – they want to sky-rocket their business or to-be business to the top of Google’s search results in the shortest time possible, using strictly organic methods and by means involving the least amount of work. And heck, I don’t want to hinder their ambitions, but the reality is harsh: it’s Google – if it were as easy as they’d hoped than I’d imagine Ashley Madison would suddenly top the charts whenever someone searched the definition of adultery.
Let’s be honest, social media has become the modern day public relations – it gets people talking about your business. Opposing traditional advertising, which is essentially just telling people about your business, social media provides the ongoing opportunity to give your brand a personality or persona – this way, you’re not just a corporate face but immediately more human and more relatable.
If you still don’t believe me, here are some general ways social media helps drive sales for your business:
It’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed as you scroll through the endless stream of highly watched and highly recommended TED talks. With everything from activism to Wikipedia and everything in between, TED has become and extremely insightful and dense platform. So, to add to their 100+ collections of already recommended talks, we’ve gone to the liberty of choosing our top three picks this week, which tackle everything from bad design to the beauty of stillness.
We’re all different and we all have alternate rituals and methods to kick start our week, but one thing we do have in common, something that is undoubtably inevitable is Monday, bloody Monday. So if you can’t avoid it, the next best thing would be to own it and essentially, make Monday your bitch. And, whilst we all have our own views on the perfect morning ritual, we wanted to share ours in hopes it may just help make your Monday that little bit easier:
Sometimes a book can be so darn good you just feel like sharing it with the world, hence, the intention here. Biz Stone, creative thinker, college dropout, genuinely good human and co-founder of Twitter doesn’t share a stereotypical experience of being young, rich and stupidly care-free, rather his intentions are good, which is a rare characteristic among Silicon Valley founders, minus Steve Wozniak.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish” a wise man (named Antoine de Saint-Exupery) once said.
When it comes to social media, truer words have never been said. If you’ve already dipped your toe into the world of social media marketing without having a solid plan in place, chances are you’re not seeing the full potential of what you can achieve.
Remember the time Instagram introduced the ‘k’ symbol to any user dancing in the world of 1000 or more followers? Sadly, it didn’t last long and now brands and personalities are back to pushing hard to reach that 10k mark. And, before you throw in the towel and succumb to purchasing followers in a bid to increase brand credibility, blossom potential partnerships and proudly say your content rocks, read this simplified guide to nailing Instagram before selling out.