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In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we compiled some random acts of marketing kindness -- 26 little things you can do to make someone around you smile. Click through the SlideShare above to see what …

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we compiled some random acts of marketing kindness -- 26 little things you can do to make someone around you smile. Click through the SlideShare above to see what they are, and try a couple of them out. Pretty soon, you'll see more smiles around you. And maybe, if enough of us do them, we'll start to make our profession a little bit more loveable.

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  • 1. Random Acts of Marketing Kindness 26 WAYS TO MAKE SOMEONE SMILE TODAY
  • 2. I hate to break it to you, but …
  • 3. MARKETING HAS A lovability PROBLEM. Car Sales! Less Lovable! Lobbyists! Stockbrokers! Lawyers! Marketers! More Lovable!
  • 4. These folks are more loved than we are. Car Sales! Less Lovable! Lobbyists! Stockbrokers! Lawyers! Marketers! More Lovable!
  • 5. This is something we’d all love to change.
  • 6. Things won’t be fixed overnight …
  • 7. … but there are lots of little things we can do each day to make the people we work with smile.
  • 8. Here are 26 little things you can do to show your appreciation for the people you work with.
  • 9. For the people you market to every day …
  • 10. Remove all meaningless buzzwords like utilize and leverage from your marketing vocabulary.
  • 11. Disable ads on your YouTube videos.
  • 12. Disable ads on your YouTube videos. They probably aren’t making you much money anyway.
  • 13. Leave your library of lead gen content completely form-free for 24 hours.
  • 14. Try out goofy content every once in a while. Regardless of what industry you’re in, people like to laugh.
  • 15. And don’t forget to send your audience a card to let them know they’re loved! Click to download
  • 16. Now, for your beloved sales team …
  • 17. Volunteer to help with their next sales call.
  • 18. Set them up with Signals so they can know when a prospect has opened one of their emails.
  • 19. Give their latest blog post submission an extra round of edits so it’s in top-notch shape.
  • 20. Set them up with a Twitter account and a list of new prospects to follow.
  • 21. Set them up with a Twitter account and a list of new prospects to follow. HubSpot customers can go a step further and set them up with a stream in Social Inbox that’ll alert them when those prospects tweet.
  • 22. Write an extra blog post to help them hit their monthly quota, even if you’ve already hit yours.
  • 23. Give ‘em a shout out in the next blog post you write based off their ideas.
  • 24. Let them know you care by sending a Valentine’s Day card. Click to download
  • 25. And for your designers …
  • 26. Stick to their style guide.
  • 27. Stick to their style guide. Seriously.
  • 28. Cut “make it pop” from your vocabulary.
  • 29. Download all the custom fonts they want you to have.
  • 30. Stop yourself before inserting that “little bit of code” into your website if you’re not sure what it will do.
  • 31. Give them an extra week of buffer time on your next project together.
  • 32. Learn how to resize and crop images.
  • 33. And don’t forget to ‘em a card to let them know you love them Send send them a card to let them know they’re appreciated! Click to download
  • 34. For your friends in IT …
  • 35. Figure out how to locate your browser and software versions to help troubleshoot.
  • 36. Clear your cookies before asking IT for help.
  • 37. Learn how to use the fax: how to send documents, how to receive them, and how to change the toner.
  • 38. Know the difference between refreshing and hard refreshing a web page.
  • 39. Test incognito windows before reporting a problem to make sure your cookies aren’t the culprit.
  • 40. Turn it off. Then turn it on again.
  • 41. And don’t forget to ‘em a card to let them know you love them Send send them a card to say thanks for their hard work! Click to download
  • 42. Last, but certainly not least, are things you can do for your fellow marketers …
  • 43. @ Tweeting a blog post? Include the author’s Twitter handle.
  • 44. Remove incorrect UTM parameters before you share a link with your friends, family, or coworkers.
  • 45. Send the community manager a tweet of encouragement after their company has a social media crisis.
  • 46. Forward on a piece of content to your boss that you think they’ll like.
  • 47. And don’t forget to send everyone a card to let them know they’re appreciated! Click to download
  • 48. Remember: None of these things will take up too much of your time …
  • 49. … but they can go a long way to brightening other people’s days.
  • 50. … but they can go a long way to brightening other people’s days. And that’s worth something, right?
  • 51. If we all can pitch in and give back, we’ll have a fighting chance to become a more lovable profession.