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The 12 Startups I’ve Invested In and Why

Convince & Convert

But, given the rise of participatory financing via Kick Starter, et al and Angel List syndicates (a great way to get involved with startups with a smaller cash commitment), combined with the fact that many of the companies I’ve invested in are tools that we use daily here at Convince & Convert , I figured I’d write a post about what I’ve supported financially.

Startups Use Micro-PR Campaigns to Tip Momentum in Their Favor

Adam Sherk

asked her to share some examples and tips here. How many great ideas and concepts from early startups are out there just waiting to be heard? It turns out that even the most brilliant visionaries, startup founders – dreamers of the next big thing – struggle to communicate that vision to investors, client prospects or suppliers. – Adam. know this first hand.

4 Little Known Facts About Startups in the USA


Are you dying to join the growing ranks of startup companies? Most startups are much more about hard work and dedication than instant riches and world-wide renown, but break-out companies have been able to prove that there’s always an exception to every rule. Startups like This or That have done incredibly well, making this dream seem realistic for onlookers. Success Rate.

Online & mobile disaster relief efforts for Japan


Google has a good page on resources for aid to Japan – as you know, they have just launched a Google for Nonprofits program so they are very focused right now on how to mobilize people in various ways for both disaster relief and other social good causes ( more info here ). See uberShare is a startup technology company that has also set up relief efforts. Thanks!

The Billion Dollar Branding Play

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Similarly, prior to Facebook''s acquisition of the social mobile photo sharing app, Instagram, the world''s largest online social network was grappling with the mobile revolution. Facebook was built for the Web and in 2011, their mobile experience was a tough sell. With photo sharing being one of the largest components of the Facebook user''s experience, the company could not allow a small startup like Instagram to grab that much market share in the mobile space as the consumer''s habits were rapidly evolving. mobile experience. mobile revolution.

How to Market and Sell to the Modern Buyer

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This webinar was sponsored by  Act-on Software and featured Amber Armstrong ( @ ambarmstrong ) Program Director of Commerce, Social and Mobile Amplification at IBM, Jeff Soriano (@ sorianojeff ) Senior Director of Demand Generation at Offerpop and Rachel Rosin (@ rosin_ rachel ) Marketing Programs Manager at Act-On Software.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Local/Mobile Search. Here are other examples about how to leverage the popular video sharing site to get a job. Pam’s post has some great examples of how to find those “social media experts&# who just don’t deserve to be hired. 20 LinkedIn Case Studies and Examples for Professionals (Kyle Lacy): How are YOU using LinkedIn? Today, I turn 30. Enjoy!

The Next Great Marketing Disruption

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If that isn''t strange enough, in the following days one of the great technology startup icons, Jack Dorsey ( Twitter and Square - at the same time) was also going to give a keynote session titled, The Receipt - A Communication Channel. " The only solutions to the questions that Dorsey provides were for retailers to add their Twitter handles to these receipts or to take a look at the many exciting ways that Square (his mobile POS system) is leveraging the mobile wallet component of the system to give electronic receipts that ask for feedback and/or provides tips or whatever.

The New Convergence

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He''s taking mobile connectivity and adding in a layer of the physical to turn ever smartphone and tablet into a merchant account. Laugh at people wearing Google Glasses all you want (they''re now being called " glassholes " The ability to change the paradigm of how we interact with technology (moving from holding, hands and fingers to using your eyes and voice to engage with content) is another nascent example of how digital is meeting physical and vice-versa. startups. This is not about media convergence. It''s about something bigger. Things change. It''s big.

Adapt Or Die

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We live in interesting times (to steal a turn of phrase from the ancient Chinese curse ) but it's not so easy to make the pivot that Eric Ries writes about in his business book, The Lean Startup when you're not a lean startup but a business that's been around the block (and has the scars to prove it). Your channels of innovation aren't nimble enough to beat a fresh startup. It's all about the Web or mobile or Social," but these are companies that have both a legacy and a functioning business model. mobile. the lean startup. Think about it. apple.

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

For example, what percentage of businesses maintain company blogs? ” For example*: Videoconferencing and unified communications provider Advanced AV writes about meaningful applications for video technology, such as keeping sick children engaged and reshaping healthcare delivery. 19% of startups use blogs for marketing. ( TNW News ). 6. But apparently not. Meghan M.

30 Must-Read Growth Hacking Resources for Digital Marketers

Writtent Blog

Startup Marketing. This is a first-hand blog on startup growth and growth-hacking from the person who coined the term, Sean Ellis, the marketer behind DropBox and the CEO of Qualaroo (an awesome tool to collect insights we’ve just started using). Startup Lessons Learned. Many of us learn best from real-life examples, and this list is one of the best resources. 9.

17 Productivity Tools for the Ultimate Business Gain

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In short, I  work remotely. I’ve worked successfully with many teams that have been distributed across the world and the startup that is now a media powerhouse was originally established with several of the key players working across continents. They have great mobile apps too. For example, you can have a look at my calendar. Let’s dive in. before. Dropbox.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

For example, when people join, they are greeted with a welcome message and are immediately connected with someone else in the community (for instance, the site’s manager). 4. For an example, see Mashable ‘s commenting guidelines. 9. Mobile 2.0 Have an account? Nothing coming to mind immediately? Me neither. You can also download the white paper [.] submit_url = [.]

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Facebook Live Will Dominate Video Streaming

The Social Media Hat

Instead of focusing on making Hangouts stable and feature rich, and accessible via mobile, they allowed it to remain buggy and undependable, opening the door for alternatives. Startups like Meerkat and Blab popped up. It started as a feature only for verified celebrities on mobile using the Mentions app, then gradually opened to all users on mobile. That's it, man.

How to Create Your Social Media Strategy

Rebekah Radice

For example: Build brand awareness. As CMO of a bootstrapped startup, we’re always looking for better (e.g. Objective and Key Result Example. To gain a better understanding, take a look at your target market’s interests, demographics, buying behavior, mobile footprint, where they engage on social media and what influences them. But the good news?

88 Expert Content Marketing Posts Worth Another Read

Webbiquity SMM

Free Social Media Tools for Startups to Build a Strong Social Media Presence by Duct Tape Marketing. Building a strong social media presence is an imperative for startups in the digital age. Jumpstart: The Guide To Growing A Startup With Inbound Marketing by HubSpot (on SlideShare). Jumpstart your startup with inbound marketing. Examples included. by Comms Axis.

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Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community


Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms. Small World Labs helps nonprofit organizations engage, collaborate with, and mobilize their supporters. See an Example with American Cancer Society. Mobile Access. ———— Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community. Discussion Forums.

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5 Tips for Great Content Curation

good example of someone who gets why a schedule makes a difference is Jason Hirschhorn via his MediaReDEF newsletter. Today in Mobile. Latest Startups News. Startups. Mobile Lists. Startups Lists. Mobile. Startups. Mobile. startup. Startups. Mobile Version. Mobile. Startups. Trending Stories. Share.

15 Things Smart, Social Savvy Business Marketers Never do on Facebook

Pam Moore

989 million mobile daily active users on average for March 2016. billion mobile monthly active users as of March 31, 2016. For example, Facebook posts do not usually perform well and are not highly appreciated on Twitter, which has 140 character limit. Launch & Influencer Marketing Strategies for Startups, Entrepreneur s (episode 35). Facebook is no different. Ha ha.

Things that Can Kill Your Inner Strategic Thinker

Waxing UnLyrical

Instead of focusing on bringing victories home, they focused on bringing the spoils of victories home. I can’t say that this strategy will always work, nonetheless it’s a great example of how strategy can give you a better shot at success than trying to achieve a mediocre number of wins. At my startup Hiver , we follow a 3 month rule. One example is Blackberry’s failure.

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

Blue Focus Marketing

John’s University’s Tobin Social Media Ambassadors program, Lee is also an advisor at several New York university business schools, social media organizations, and Internet and mobile startups. Say “hi” to Dan on Twitter , or better yet, check out where he muses about startups, leadership and SEO.  He is also the editor of social and mobile blog

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

great example of this is Kimberly-Clark’s (K-C) U by Kotex campaign. If a young woman posts a relevant question on Yahoo Answers, for example, the community manager answers the question and leaves a direct call to action to visit the U by Kotex website. Mobile 2.0 Have an account? Do You Need A Community Manager? Or is your campaign focused on educating consumers?

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 30 How Are People Using Twitter? For example, you can earn one of four ribbons based on the number of friends in your network. Have an account? Interesante, sí, oh sí.

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5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

Sign in with Facebook or Facebook Mashable Social Media All Social Media How-To Facebook Twitter YouTube Google+ Featured in Social Media Tech All Tech Apps & Software Dev & Design Gadgets Mobile Featured in Tech Business All Business Advertising Marketing Media Small Business Startups Featured in Business Entertainment All Entertainment Film Gaming Music TV Featured in Entertainment US & World All US & World Politics Social Good U.S. What I Really Do: The Best Examples of the Job-Themed Meme. Today in Mobile. Latest Startups News. Startups. Mobile.

One Suprising Way To Skyrocket Your Profile Views On LinkedIn

SocMed Sean

For example, in 2014 LinkedIn reported that SEO/SEM was one of the hottest skillsets that got people hired. The same holds true when it comes to Web development, mobile development and marketing campaign strategies. Recently, I left my position to pursue a startup dream and, although I really haven’t told anyone about my change, views of my LinkedIn profile have skyrocketed.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Rupert Murdoch’s “The Daily&# Officially Launching Feb 2? For example, the Old Spice social media campaign saw an 800% increase in Facebook interaction and a 107% increase in sales. link] Mobile and Social [.]

The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I’m a work at home mom who operates as a consultant, ad sales manager for Mashable, and soon-to-be startup founder all from one single Dell laptop which I use as a desktop. RTM has gadgets (as seen above), applications for all mobile platforms, an API, and much more. I’m a paid member and it’s well worth it. Gmail. Take advantage of labels.

25 Random Observations about #MozCon Speakers

Adam Sherk

Will Critchlow – Will gets a special mention for throwing his real mobile phone off the stage and into the audience. I was slightly disappointed that this wasn’t a prelude to a stage dive. Pete Myers – Dr. Pete delivered as always, sharing a bazillion examples of the various types of SERPs out there plus ways to make the most of the current landscape. I attended MozCon 2013 last week.

This Week in Social Media – 4/24/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep the wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs. A roundup of relevant links affecting our industry. These are those links. The U.S.

CEO Today: Interview with the co-founder of – Brian J. Kent

Social Media Citizens

Here’s an example of how it works for hotels. engages restaurant guests right from their table on their own mobile device. Their “privates” underwear that “promises to block TSA employees from seeing your scanned junk” is a good example of that. Brian is the co-founder and product lead of After a guest books a room, Just as News Brian J.

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Explore Classifieds ); // ); // Trending Stories YouTube Video of the Day: Is David Beckham’s Pepsi Clip Real or Fake? Mobile 2.0 Have an account? According to a recent MerchantCircle survey of 8,500 small businesses across the U.S.,

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6,595 Words on a Traffic Generation Tactic You’re Not Using (But Should Be)

Viper Chill

Although Ali shared a lot of examples in his post – a few of which will be covered here – I couldn’t help but think of far more in other industries that could give you inspiration for your own successful side project. To give an example that’s close to home I want to talk about a website I created a few years ago. depending on which link checker you use.

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Business Small business Social media Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! Here are some examples: 81% of B2B companies were likely to maintain company-related profiles on social networks, compared to 67% of B2C companies. Her example was the PayPal Developer platform.

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Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]

just have not seen that often in the photography world for example. ’ – and my answer is ‘be useful for the people’ Then it goes further – ‘how could we be useful if our brand is about shaving (for example)? For example Alexa says that has a far larger audience than – and that’s from simple algorithmic aggregation.

This Week in Social Media – 4/17/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week at Ford, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep the wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs. Industry News What the killer app for mobile? These are those links. In the U.S.

HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media MARKETING Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! For example, you will want to reach out directly to all your influencers by commenting on their blogs and syndicating their content via Twitter, Facebook, and your own blog. Mobile 2.0 Thanks. iOS 4.2