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Sajeel Qureshi
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Sajeel Qureshi is the Vice President of Operations at Computan, a digital-marketing and software company. Computan serves as the digital department for numerous businesses throughout the globe, ranging from start-ups to multinationals.

He has a degree in business administration from St. Bonaventure University, and an M.B.A. from Eastern Illinois University. Sajeel plays tennis well enough to convince the untrained eye that he knows what he is doing, and poor enough that the trained eye submits him to a drug test.

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How to Do Content Marketing on a Budget

(2) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 2:55 PM

Content marketing is all the rage these days. We know that good content in many formats like ebooks, webinars and blog posts can attract the right people to our business and those people can become customers. Most businesses think creating good content takes money and time. Not necessarily. Here's how...

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Why You Hate the Internet

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 2:20 PM

Admit it. You love the Internet, but you hate what it does to you. Kind of like the other addictions we have in our lives -- Coffee, alcohol, Colombo reruns, etc. Unlike those things, the Internet has a way of sucking you in and keeping you hung upside down in...

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3 Ways Comedy Helps Your Content Marketing

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 7:24 AM

Unless you're living under a rock (or watching the last season of Prison Break) you probably know content marketing is the process of storytelling in web-friendly formats (blog, video, ebooks etc;) so buyers find you when they search for your products/services online. Unfortunately, everyone markets this way now. So how...

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4 Key Marketing Budget Numbers

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 1:03 PM

Your marketing team members get all the love.  They have great budgets, get their name in lights and have tons of support from management.  For all their virtues there is one thing most marketing departments don't do well.  Budget.  Here are four key marketing budget numbers that all marketers need...

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Signs You Need to Outsource Your Digital Marketing

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 12:55 PM

Digital marketing budgets are going through the roof, but do most departments understand how to allocate their money? Not really.

Do marketing department hiring practices match the goals ownership has for the marketing department? Computan surveyed 100 businesses with small marketing departments.   The criteria for respondents were:

  • Small marketing...
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Is Roger Federer the Most Interesting Man in the World?

(26) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 10:38 AM

I've been watching tennis for a long time and I've never seen the tennis crowd unanimously submit unyielding adulation to a player in quite the way we do for Roger Federer. I actually feel like he can divide by 0 sometimes when he hits shots that don't seem to exist....

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The Stupid Emails You Need To Stop Writing

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 3:22 PM

Email messages are the bane of existence for desk-jobbers everywhere. Most people maintain their inbox a lot better than they maintain their personal or family lives. Unfortunately, our inboxes have been polluted by horrible messages and unnecessary communication. Do you find yourself writing these six types of emails?

1. The...

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How to Market Your Startup

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 4:26 PM

Marketing a startup is very tricky.  Chances are you have very little money and no marketing team.  It's like you're Gordon Bombay and trying to lead a bunch of rag-tag kids to the District 5 PeeWee Hockey Championship.  The good news is that wasn't impossible for The Mighty Ducks in...

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The Problems With Your Marketing Agency

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 8:01 PM

It's hard to avoid marketing agencies.  There seem to be more marketing agencies and experts than there are businesses to benefit from their help. Are these four common marketing agency problems holding you back from winning business? Let's find out.

1. They Kill Your Profits - Most agencies charge on a...

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The Day the French Open Loses Rafael Nadal

(47) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 11:27 AM

For 9 years the French Open winner has been a foregone conclusion. Kind of like a Hugh Grant romantic comedy. The heroines may be Julia or Sandra, the finalists may be Roger or Novak, but the ending is the same in either case. Hugh kisses the girl, Nadal bites...

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Graduating This Year? Read This First

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 1:31 PM

Congrats on graduating this year! No matter where you're graduating from - grad school, undergrad, high school...or even preschool. Here's what you need to know about surviving the next phase of your professional journey.

1 - You ain't seen nothing yet - This year you've been at your best. It...

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3 Things Will Smith Can Teach You About Content Marketing

(2) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 3:10 PM

When you think of Will Smith, you either think of a guy rapping about the niceties of Miami, or on the silver screen blasting aliens. What you really should be thinking about is a guy that mastered content marketing. Here's why Will Smith is a content marketing expert:

1. He...

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3 Reasons Why Your Marketing Fails

(3) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 2:03 PM

Admit it, you've hired marketing people or agencies and fired them with a nasty break-up. It's ok. There are 'marketing haters anonymous' meetings happening all over the world. Are there things you could have done differently? Absolutely. Here's why your marketing fails:

1 - You Hired The Wrong Person -...

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4 Stupid Mistakes That Get Your Emails Deleted

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 8:03 PM

Chances are you've read bad unsolicited emails and probably sent a few yourself. Don't you get frustrated when people don't respond to you? If you're ready to stop ticking recipients off then stop doing these four stupid things when you send them emails.

Misspell their name - Come on home-slice!...

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How To Use Marketing Technologists in Small Business

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 3:13 PM

Marketing technologists are experts in marketing and technology. In the world of small-business, these are the people that can help win you business (their primary role), make sure your IT spending is in line and probably even fix some of the devices in your office. Most people may think that...

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3 Dirty Secrets Your Marketing Agency Hides From You

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 3:23 PM

You may love your marketing agency, but I'll let you in on a secret. If you're a business owner or director of marketing that's paid 5, 6 or even 7 figures for a 'marketing rebrand' lately call your accountant! Your marketing agency is cheating on you.

Here's what your...

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Why I Want to Have Coffee With You

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 5:44 PM

Why I Do Want To Have Coffee With You

This is a response to an article on Entrepreneur.com by Gene Marks that was also featured on The Huffington Post.

Please... I really want to have coffee, water or preferably any non-caffeinated and cool beverage, with you.

I'm not...

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How You Can Master Social Selling to Get in Front of Any Customer

(2) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 11:55 AM

If you run a small-business or a small marketing team you can't market like McDonalds or probably even your largest competitor. So why bother trying? Paid ads, cold-calling and online marketing are all great and they definitely work. But there is a better, cheaper and faster way to shorten your...

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3 Reasons Why Marketing Technologists Are Your Next Hire

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 10:19 AM

Marketing is becoming more tech-savvy than the IT department.

According to CIO Magazine CMOs are going to spend more than CIOs on technology, software and services. This means your battles for new leads, sales and business opportunities are going to be won with technology and tech-savvy agency partners. Is...

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How To Ruin Conference Calls

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 9:43 AM

Conference calls, web meetings and screen shares. We all love them. We all use them. We also all know that at least 20 percent of all conference calls and virtual meetings are a total waste of time and money. All because the following characters below ruin them:

The Announcer.The call...

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