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Author: Brendan Cournoyer

Which Social Video Trends Will Keep Growing in 2014?

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

January 03, 2014 10:00 AM

Video marketing is hot these days. Social media marketing? That’s pretty darn hot too. So it’s only natural that the two would come together – and boy have they. As  Unruly’s Phil Townend writes, 2013 was a huge year for social video, with new trends popping up all across the marketing landscape. It’s not just high-budget ads anymore either; investments in content marketing have opened up a whole world of opportunities for today’s business.  So w...

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Tags: content marketing, social media, video

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10 Insightful Quotes on the Power of Social Selling

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

January 02, 2014 09:26 AM

There’s no denying that social media has become a very hot topic in the B2B sales space, and the potential opportunities involved have gotten a lot of people talking. In fact, I feel like I hear or come across questions related to social selling just about every week. How exactly should salespeople use social media? Is Facebook a good option? Can you explain to me what a tweet is? (No, I didn’t make that last one up.) Of course, before you can deal with the “what” ...

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Tags: social media, sales enablement

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5 Cool eLearning Posts to Ring in the New Year

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

December 31, 2013 04:50 PM

It's the dawn of a New Year, and companies everywhere are making their list of resolutions for the months ahead. For most, that means it's time to work harder, sell more, and of course, train better! With that in mind, I thought I'd share some of our most popular eLearning blog posts from the year that was.  Check them out below – and best of luck in 2014! #1. 10 eLearning Thought Leaders to Follow Right Now Looking for more expert insight on the world of eLearning? Here’s a ...

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Happy Holidays from Brainshark!

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

December 23, 2013 12:26 PM

It’s late December, things are winding down, and the time has come to take stock of the year that was and look forward to celebrating the arrival of 2014. Looking back, a lot has happened in 2013 on the Brainshark Ideas Blog, and I’d like to thank all of our readers, visitors and customers for making this year such a success. With that in mind, we’ve put together a short little holiday greeting in the video below – we hope you like it! You can also relive some of ou...

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Will eLearning Make ‘Snow Days’ a Thing of the Past?

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

December 18, 2013 09:27 AM

As anyone who grew up in a cold-weather state can tell you, snow definitely has its share of pros and cons. For example – sledding? Hours of fun! Shoveling… not so much.  One byproduct of wintery weather that most kids would rate the highest, however, is that wonderful miracle of nature known as the Snow Day. As a kid growing up in New England, I can tell you there was nothing better than waking up to fresh powder on the ground and an unexpected day off from school. Of cou...

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Tags: video, technology

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