The brains behind one of marketing’s biggest hits are out to reshape the industry again… with direct mail

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Postie , a new Los Angeles-based startup, has a vision for the future of advertising and marketing — and it’s direct mail. million in seed funding from the Los Angeles-based firms Bonfire Ventures and Crosscut Ventures to expand its business (maybe through direct marketing?).

Niche marketing works. Here’s how.

Berkonomics

How many of us throw away marketing dollars because our paid efforts reach an audience that is much larger than the target or niche audience we need to reach? So, let’s up our marketing knowledge first with a few short answers to marketing questions…. What Is niche marketing?

Alorica Names Marketing Head

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Irvine-based Alorica , a provider of outsource, business process outsourcing and "customer experience" outsourcing, named Colson Hillier as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), the company said on Tuesday. Hillier will lead the company's global marketing and communications efforts, according to the company. alorica business process outsourcing offshoring executive chief marketing officer colson hillier

MomentFeed Names Chief Marketing Officer

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Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , which develops software that helps national brands manage their location-based information, such as information about their network of retail stores, has named Jim D'Arcangelo as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Head of Business Development. MomentFeed said that D'Arcangelo has been working in local marketing for more than 25 years. momentfeed executive chief marketing officer location brand management

6 Keys To Marketing That Many Entrepreneurs Overlook

Startup Professionals Musings

Marketing is everything these days. Yet I see many technology entrepreneurs that focus on the basics of marketing too little and too late. I like the guidance from marketing coach David Newman’s classic book “ Do It! Don’t fall into the marketing-speak trap.

Viral Marketing And Word-of-Mouth Require Investment

Startup Professionals Musings

Every time I challenge a business plan with little or no budget for marketing, I get the answer that they will be using “viral” marketing, which costs nothing. First of all, Seth Godin pointed out a long time ago that viral marketing does not equal word-of-mouth.

9 Ways to Use Pull Marketing When Push Doesn’t Work

Startup Professionals Musings

More and more customers these days are doing their own marketing research, scanning internet reviews and feedback from friends, rather than trusting messages that you push out through advertising. Inbound marketing requires that you be where your customers are, or they won’t find you or care.

CreatorIQ Finds $12M For Influencer Marketing Software

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Los Angeles-based CreatorIQ , a developer of enterprise software used for influencer marketing, has raised $12M in a Series B funding round, the company said Thursday. According to CreatorIQ, it is using artificial intelligence (AI) to help companies manage their influencer marketing efforts, with clients that include Airbnb, CVS, Dell, Disney, Mattel, Ralph Lauren, Salesforce, and Unilever.

Software Firm Boosts Market

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Software giant Oracle increases footprint with record Santa Monica office deal

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DreamHost Names Marketing VP

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Los Angeles-based managed hosting provider DreamHost said on Tuesday that it has named Ty Lampella as the company's new VP of Marketing. Lampella was previously an independent online marketing consultant, and previously also founded CareerLeak.com (sold to CyberCoders), worked at CyberCoders as Director of SEO, and also was at CareerBliss. dreamhost marketing managed hosting executive lampella

Why Your Marketing Campaign Sucks

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Mostly it’s because your marketing campaigns suck. Or more directly – they are likely narcissistic resuscitations of your newest features or bragging points that nobody but your marketing team and your mom care about. They offer a point-of-view about their market.

Neuron EV Targets Electric Vehicle Market

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A new, Irvine-based startup, Neuron EV said late last week that it is targeting the electric vehicle market, unveiling a new idea for an EV called the "HUB". neuronev electric vehicle market cleantech

Mapp Acquires Marketing Analytics Developer Webtrekk

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San Diego-based Mapp , a developer of cloud-based digital marketing software, has completed its acquisition of European marketing analytics software developer Webtrekk , the company said this morning. According to Mapp, Webtrekk will continue to offer up a stand-alone solution for marketing analytics and customer intelligence, although the two will combine their services into one, fully integrated package aimed at marketers.

Former Tinder Marketing Head Sues Match Group

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The former marketing head of Los Angeles-based dating and hookup-app developer Tinder , Rosette Pambakian, has sued Tinder's parent company, Match Group , over wrongful termination. If this sounds familiar, it might be because Tinder and Match are no strangers to sexual harassment lawsuits: back in 2014, Tinder was embroiled in yet a different sexual harassment lawsuit, involving its co-founders and VP of marketing.

Market Research: The Fuel For Marketing Strategies

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 -- Market Research: The Fuel For Marketing Strategies. American Marketing Association (AMA). We dive into the crucial process of gathering and analyzing information about markets, industries, and products in their competitive spaces. As a result, market research is a key method for providing data and learnings that fuel marketing strategies.

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The LALA School of marketing

Berkonomics

Let’s focus not upon the process of marketing and positioning, but on you. How should you become the best marketer you can be, even if you are a first time entrepreneur or a seasoned CEO? The first rule of marketing and positioning is to listen to the marketplace.

7 Steps To A Winning Social Media Marketing Campaign

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business. Ric Dragon, an expert in online marketing, in his classic book. digital marketing Ric Dragon social media winning

Power Digital Marketing Picks Up Funding Round

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San Diego-based Power Digital Marketing , a digital marketing agency has raised a round of funding, from private equity investor Periscope Equity. Power Digital Marketing is led by CEO Grayson Lafrenz and co-founder Robert Rodrigues. The company says it offers up content marketing, SEO, paid marketing, social media marketing, and other related services. investment agency equity private capital venture marketing digital power

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Guerilla Marketing: An Empty UPS Envelope Doubled This Company’s Sales

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My friends launched a marketing campaign in which they were reaching out to owners of a certain type of lease, in order to offer them more attractive terms. Humans have a compulsion to finish the unfinished, thereby strengthening a marketer’s call to action. Marketing

Can a revolutionary concept be too late to market?

Berkonomics

If others have created awareness of the market, you need only compare yourself favorably to those companies. If the market is moving quickly toward your class of product or service, you may be able to gain a piece just by being there at the right time with the right product or service.

Can a revolutionary concept be too late to market?

Berkonomics

If others have created awareness of the market, you need only compare yourself favorably to those companies. If the market is moving quickly toward your class of product or service, you may be able to gain a piece just by being there at the right time with the right product or service.

Guerilla Marketing, Brad Feld Style

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Serial entrepreneur, venture investor and startup accelerator pioneer Brad Feld has notoriously mocked traditional marketing throughout his career. If you have amazing products, the marketing of those products is trivial. If you have $hitty products, the marketing is impossible.

Effective Marketing Today Begins With A Conversation

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time advisor to small businesses and startups, I still find many who think marketing is still primarily broadcasting your message to as many customers as possible, hitting them again and again, until it sticks. Don’t let your conversation marketing do the same thing.

DoubleClick’s Guerilla Marketing Legacy

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Note: This is the fourth installment of an ongoing Guerilla Marketing series. In those early days, the DoubleClick team used a variety of guerilla marketing tactics to rise above the chaos endemic in the online ad world during the Internet’s nascent evolution.

inVia Robotics Names Chief Marketing Officer

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Los Angeles-based warehouse robot developer inVia Robotics said on Wednesday that it has named its first Chief Marketing Officer, Kristen Moore. Moore was most recently Chief Marketing Officer and Head of E-Commerce at LifeSeasons, and also had served at Demand Media, FedEx, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies. According to inVia Robotics, Moore has more than 20 years of strategic marketing and communications expertise.

Email open rates: Your best marketing test

Berkonomics

A recent Experian marketing survey revealed that 52% of all email opens are from mobile devices, and that 38% of all clicks are from mobile devices. Experian looked at three hundred brands and 21 billion emails – a few more than you or I have as a resource for our marketing intelligence.

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Thrive Market raises $111 million for its online organic grocery store

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That’s the mantra of Los Angeles-based Thrive Market, which has raised a significant $111 million Series B funding round, led by Invus. Food Fundings & Exits organic food Diets thrive market funding whole foods Los Angeles greycroft partners

Procore Snags Salesforce Vet For Marketing Chief

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Carpinteria-based cloud software developer Procore Technologies announced this morning that it has named Jim Sinai as its new Senior Vice President of Marketing. Procore said Sinai will oversee global marketing for the company. procore salesforce executive marketing unicorn sinaiSinai previously had been at Salesforce, where he had been for eight years. The new appointment comes as Procore has reached over 1,400 employees worldwide.

HG Insights Powers New Forrester Market Research Offering

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Santa Barbara-based software developer HG Insights is powering a new market research offering from research and advisory giant Forrester, to power Forrester's new Business Technographics Service. According to the two companies, Forrester will use "technographics" from HG Insights, to help Forrester's customers see technology adoption trends in more than 45 different markets worldwide. insights hginsights software marketing analytics data technographics

Even the Best Startup Solutions Need Modern Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time advisor to aspiring entrepreneurs, and a technology fan myself, I still meet dozens of techies with great solutions who assume they don’t need marketing to change the world. This is the new art and science of marketing. marketing startup technology

The three legged stool of marketing excellence

Berkonomics

Marketing is a science devised to help drive customers to your door. There are lots of ways to define how to market well, including the four P’s of marketing (1): product, price, promotion and place. Then there is the four C’s, the consumer-oriented marketing model (2).

Mailing lists, email marketing, errors, oh my!

Berkonomics

Email marketing – special warnings regarding lists from BERKONOMICS. Using old email lists for the first time is like eating really stale doughnuts. The taste is pretty bad, and the side effects could be disastrous.

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Marketing Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Only Make Once

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A startup''s marketing launch strategy should resemble an inverse funnel. This approach allows your venture to "fail in the small" and make course corrections before spending significant marketing resources. A version of this article previously appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

uSamp Names Marketing Chief

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Los Angeles-based market research technology provider uSamp announced this morning that it has promoted Andy Jolls to the post of Chief Marketing Officer for the company. Jolls has been SVP of Global Marketing Communications for the firm since 2013, and previously served at Cooking.com, FICO, Move.com, Hewlett Packard, and Apple Computer. usamp executive market research marketing andy jolls

6 Keys To Maximizing Your Content Marketing Impact

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Entrepreneurs have always believed that their product or service must show real value to customers, but today the smart ones are even able to make their marketing valuable. The days are gone when marketing was all “pushing product.” impact pull marketing push marketing