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You’ve graduated college, earned your degree and landed your first marketing job. Now that you’ve completed the hypothetical checklist into professional life, have you crossed the learning finish line?

Given how quickly the marketing industry shifts, marketers should never be done learning. Whether you are just getting started, or have been in the field for years, keeping up with the industry is an ongoing task.

Here are a four ways every marketer can tackle ongoing education, and become a lifelong learner.

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So you’ve landed your dream internship— now what?

Internships can be a great way to gain knowledge that only firsthand experience can give you, but being an intern can be a little overwhelming at times.

Outlined below are ten valuable tips I learned during my internship with PR 20/20 that can help you not only succeed, but excel during your marketing internship.

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On April 21, Google rolled out its mobile-friendly update. If you listened closely, you heard the online marketer community collectively start to hold its breath.

Reason being, the full impact of the update could be significant (either positive or negative). It will play no favorites, as all websites across all locations and languages are subject to its judgment. 

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The media landscape is changing and fragmenting. New digital, social and mobile channels continue to fuel how, when and where we experience media. More streaming TV content is available online than ever before. In fact, the NFL recently announced that for the first time, they will broadcast a game only through the internet next season

No one is embracing these changes more than ESPN. At a recent American Advertising Federation-Cleveland luncheon, Bill Condon (@bcondon33), ESPN’s senior director of digital strategy, explained how ESPN is evolving with the changes. Below are a few highlights.

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My daily mantra as an inbound marketer: stay focused, be passionate. 

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In a Manhattan parlor, 500 people lined up, quarters in hand, to peek inside Thomas Edison’s moving picture machine, the Kinetoscope. It was April 1894—and the event marked the opening of the first commercial motion picture house. What followed was a media evolution unlike any seen before.

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Below is a guest post by John Wieber (@johnwieber). John is Partner at WebMoves. He has 13+ years experience in web development, ecommerce, and internet marketing. He has been actively involved in the internet marketing efforts of more then 100 websites in some of the most competitive industries online. You can reach John on Twitter (@webmoves_net), LinkedIn or Google+

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Business professionals are drowning in data, and we receive more emails, notifications and requests than ever before. With all this noise demanding our attention, how can we focus on what really matters to our business?

For answers, we turned to Phil Simon (@philsimon), friend, keynote speaker and author of Message Not Received (Wiley, 2015). The new book outlines how professionals and organizations can communicate more effectively and increase efficiency through simpler language and new technologies. Read on for insights on why business communication is broken, and how we can fix it. 

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Dropbox. LinkedIn. Microsoft.

What do these companies have in common?

They all employ growth-hacking techniques to drive success. Meaning, they run continual marketing and product experiments with scalable growth as the core objective—all along learning and applying new strategies to expand the business.

But how do you do it? In the SXSW 2015 session, “Secrets of Growth Hacking: From Zero to $50 Million,” growth hackers Sean Ellis (@SeanEllis) and Tammy Camp (@TammyCamp) provided their first-hand experiences.

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Editor's Note: This post was originally published on LinkedIn.

What’s possible when the art and science of marketing collide?

I’ve been consumed by this question for the better part of 10 years since launching PR 20/20. I believe the marketing industry has reached an inflection point, and everything is about to change.

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