Industry and Partner Content Roundup: October 24

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Read on to learn about the latest news from other EPN publishers, Insiders and industry friends. Skimlinks: Black Friday: The Holiday that Stole Christmas?

Our friends at Skimlinks put together a holiday guide to help publishers think about their editorial strategy in advance of the upcoming holiday season. Get insights into customer purchasing habits and read case studies by downloading the free guide. And for even more holiday advice, check out our latest episode of EPN TV. 

Buffer: What 1.5M Pins Taught Us About Pinterest Marketing: Common Words, Popular Times, Plus 4 Experiments to Try

In this article from Buffer’s social media marketing blog, the company provides results from their recent Pinterest deep dive. After studying 1.5 million pins, they found patterns about when pins are sent, when people are active on the site, and what words they’re using. Check out the article to learn how you can apply these findings to boost your own Pinterest marketing activities.

 NinetyNine Ways: The Most In-Demand Jobs for Freelancers

EPN partner Gerri from NinetyNine Ways writes about the benefits of freelancing in this blog post. He also points to a recent study by Upwork, which reports on the fastest-growing skills for freelancers. This article is value for anyone who prefers the flexible freelance lifestyle to the 9-to-5 grind.

FeedFront: Incorporate Video into Your Marketing Strategy

The affiliate marketing experts at FeedFront shared tips for using video to boost your marketing efforts. A successful strategy includes much more than growing a YouTube channel, and can also include videos in landing pages, webinars, emails, paid social campaigns, Snapchat and Instagram Stories, Facebook Live and more. How are you using video? We’d love to hear about it in the comments.

Hyacinth Girl: Reader Survey Results

Our partner Morgan at Hyacinth Girl recently polled her readers to gauge their interest in her content. By doing this, she found out what features they like best, why they visit, how they shop and more. She was able to create a number of outcomes by collecting these insights, which will help guide future editorial efforts. Have you surveyed your readers lately? If so, we’d like to know what you learned in the comments below!

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