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How Intuit Used Viral Marketing and an Interactive Web Site to Generate Small-Business Leads, Engage Customers

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Stand Out for the Right Reasons: Nine Memorable Conference Presenter Mistakes
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A Note to Readers
from Ann Handley
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Introducing 'SmartTools'

Hello, discerning readers. I'm out of the office this week, so I'm turning over the weekly Note to Readers to MP Editorial Director Val Frazee.

Hello members! If there is such a thing, I'm amiably hijacking this space to tell you about SmartTools, a brand-new line of Premium Products designed to help you take action.

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