Author Archive for Craig Smith

DMR Publisher. Director of Marketing by day and I run this little site at night. Other interests include Sports, LEGO, Star Wars, Tech Gadgets and all things Boston.

How Much Power Does Your iPad or iPhone Actually Use? (New and Updated Apple Stats)

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Apple reported their quarterly earnings earlier this week and they were nothing short of amazing. Between the data included in that report, info about the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the release of iOS 8 (among a bunch of other recent Apple announcements), I figured now might be a good time to spend a little time updating my various Apple stat posts.

Here are some of the more interesting Apple stats from this round of updates and additions…

How Many Teens are Using Vine? (New and Updated Vine Stats)

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For a long time, Twitter was relatively tight-lipped about Vine usage. That trend seems to have changed quite a bit as more and more data is sneaking out about how many people are using the micro-video sharing service, how they are using it and where they are, and the stats are pretty impressive. Because of this, I was able to just about double the size of my Vine stat post.

Here are a few of the most recent stat updates and additions.

How To: Motivate Your Employees (Infographic)

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With the job market heating up and a dramatic, millennial-led shift in workplace attitudes and expectations, building a strong, positive culture has become a very challenging imperative for employers.

Back in the day, employees were motivated by the prospects of working their way up the corporate ladder and earning potential monetary rewards. It was not uncommon for employees to stay at one place for many years, if not their entire careers. That has all changed.

Does a Call to Action in a Pinterest Pin Earn You More Engagement? (New and Updated Pinterest Stats)

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One of the most elusive US social networks to get a decent amount of data out of these days is Pinterest. They obviously aren’t publicly traded so they don’t have to release much, and they generally don’t. Thankfully, there have been a few good studies on Pinterest lately that have provided me with enough new data to make updating my Pinterest stat post worth the effort.

Here are a few of the most recent Pinterest stat updates and additions.

LinkedIn Guide for Small Businesses is Now Available in PDF

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LinkedIn can be an extremely powerful and effective sales tool that can help open doors and facilitate conversations that a small business owner previously would have never been able to have. It can also be overwhelming and confusing to users who don’t have the time to invest in researching how each of the professional social network’s features work.

Earlier this summer, I authored Leveling the Playing Field; A Small Business Guide to Generating Leads Using LinkedIn, which was offered exclusively, until now, through Amazon in the Kindle format. I am pleased to say that this resource guide is now available to all in downloadable pdf format right here on DMR.