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ICYMI: AddThis Academy Article Round-Up January 2018

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Do you know about the AddThis Academy?

It is our go-to place for all kinds of great content including marketing recommendations, social media highlights, and helpful tips for using the AddThis suite of website tools.

Be sure to catch up on some of our most recent articles to help you improve your marketing efforts:

13 Tips for Speeding Up Your Website
The speed of your website—how fast it loads into a user’s browser—is super important for two reasons, each of which can be expressed with a well-known acronym: UX and SEO. We recommend these 13 tips to ensure your webpages load as quickly as possible.

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Magoosh Increases Audience Engagement with AddThis Publisher Tools

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Customizable and mobile-friendly, the Link Promotion Tool is one of the easiest, most effective ways for marketers to increase conversion and engagement rates with their target audiences. By leveraging list building that feeds directly into your funnel, the Link Promotion Tool is highly effective at seamlessly capturing your audience.

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Email Marketing Mistakes That Will Frighten You

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All email marketers know that feeling right before (or after) clicking send: Did I make a mistake? There are few worse feelings than realizing an error right after an email is sent.

The good news is you aren’t alone in sending out an embarrassing or incorrect email. Always remember to put your email mistake in perspective. Misspell a word? At least you didn’t email the entire freshman applicant pool of more than 46K students, instead of just the 18K who were admitted to the University of California, San Diego. Use the wrong subject line? Not as bad as the New York University student who accidentally hit reply all on an email to 40K people.

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Double, Double Toil and Trouble

(Blog title: Shakespeare reference, Olsen Twins movie, or Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban score track #5? You decide.)

AddThis has offices in Washington, DC and New York City, both of which were hit by now infamous Hurricane Sandy this week. While NYC is still in the dark (and we’re thinking about them every day!) that didn’t stop some A-Teamers here at AddThis HQ from getting in the Halloween spirit yesterday, as well as some members in our LA office and other remote locales.

Our 2nd Annual Halloween costume contest saw a variety of crazy characters. Three of the “best dressed” won prizes in the following categories:

  • Funniest
  • Scariest
  • Most Creative

AND THE WINNERS ARE …

Jeannie in LA won Funniest with her hilarious Stewie outfit:

Will in LA won Scariest with his impersonation of Tony Montana from Scarface:

And Leiser from AT:HQ won Most Creative with her interpretation of a “data dump”:

Congratulations to you all!

And in the name of honorable mentions, here are some more photos of the wacky Wednesday wear:

Tiffany as Janet Jackson in the Control era, Kori as Penny Lane from Almost Famous, Collin as an AddThis “adult publisher” and there’s that data dump lady again!

Stephen as Magnum PI!

Paul as Superman and his superdog!

Joe, from our NYC office, is Frankenstorm/NYC reporter. Sandy can’t mess with our sense of humor!

Tracy was a cowgirl and her horse.

Natalija as a “Roman” Goddess … every other day she’s just a regular goddess. :)

Does this look like fun?! If so, check out our open positions! If it’s not your cup of tea, don’t worry, it’s not mandatory to dress up on Halloween. :)