Interview: Katie Burke, HubSpot Director of Talent and Culture

We’re back with another InterviewFX feature! If you’re new to this series, InterviewFX is our way to bring you advice from entrepreneurs, marketers, and other experts to help you better manage your business and online marketing.

Today we focus on the inbound marketing movement as we talk to Katie Burke, Director of Talent and Culture at Hubspot. Katie offers you valuable insights into the values of a sustainable client relationship, inbound marketing, and the future of podcasts.

Keep reading to see the full interview!

Who Has the Fastest Internet Connection in the World? [Infographic]

If you live in the United States, you might think that your Internet is fast. After all, you now have access to movies and TV shows on demand, high quality streaming music, and websites that load instantaneously. There’s no way we don’t have the fastest Internet in the world, right?

That’s where you’d be wrong. Really, really wrong.

As an agency that relies on the Internet for every aspect of our work, we were curious to see how our speed compared to others around the world – and we were surprised by what we found.

Check out this infographic to find out which countries have the fastest Internet speeds, how the US stacks up, and where you should move if you want the fastest download speeds (or the cheapest broadband!) in the world.

Interview: Michael Brenner, NewsCred Head of Strategy

We’re back with another InterviewFX feature! If you’re new around here, this series brings you advice from entrepreneurs, marketers, and other experts to help you better manage your business and online marketing.

Today we focus on leadership values and content marketing as we talk to Michael Brenner, Head of of Strategy for NewsCred. As the former VP of Global Content Marketing Strategy and Head of Digital for SAP Americas, Michael offers you valuable insights into leadership, content marketing, and the future of digital marketing.

Keep reading to see the full interview!

Who Would Rule the Web if Mobile Didn’t Exist? [Infographic]

Imagine a world without smartphones or tablets, where the only way to get online is through your laptop or desktop. How much would your life change?

Without mobile devices, our lives would be dramatically altered — as would the Internet. Now that mobile accounts for around 60% of total Internet traffic, we wondered what the web would be like if these devices somehow ceased to exist. Which websites would dominate, and which would lose all their visitors? We found the results of our research so fascinating that we couldn’t help but share them with you!

Here’s a closer look at what a typical month would be like without mobile Internet, and who would rule the web if mobile devices didn’t exist.

Interview: Brian Tracy, Author

We’re back with another interview as InterviewFX rolls on! This series brings you advice from authors, entrepreneurs, marketers, and other experts to help you manage your business and your online marketing a little bit better than before.

Today we focus on productivity as we talk to Brian Tracy, author of the best-selling time management book “Eat that Frog.” Check out what our Brian Tracy interview has to say about waking up early, making checklists, and getting things done.

How to Start Selling Online in an Hour or Less

So you’re ready to start an ecommerce business. You have the perfect company name, a marketing plan, and products to sell. The only thing you need is a website.

As it turns out, you need this last piece of the puzzle fast. If you don’t start moving some of your inventory soon, you’re going to lose money, and that’s that exactly the opposite of what you set out to do.

3950879219_811c3773c0_bIf you’re scrambling to find robust ecommerce options that can also be set up quickly, I have a few ideas you can try. There are several options that will give you the tools you need to start selling online in an extremely short amount of time… say an hour or less. In fact, many of these options will not only give you a functional storefront in the shortest amount of time possible, but also throw in gorgeous themes and extra options that you might not expect from your first online store.

Let’s take a look at a few fast ecommerce platforms that will allow you to sell online quickly: the handmade paradise that is Etsy, the free WooCommerce plugin for WordPress, and three simple hosted ecommerce solutions, BigCommerce, Shopify, and Volusion. Each option will come with a list of its perks, drawbacks, and any fees or pricing you should know about, all of which will help you pick the one that’s best so you can sell online now!

Ready to start your store? Let’s begin!