FloQast Names Chief Marketing Officer

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Los Angeles-based FloQast, which develops workflow automation software for the accounting industry, says it has named a new Chief Marketing Officer. Birce was most recently Chief Marketing Officer at Vendavo, and prior to that was at Lumension Security. floqast chief marketing officer accounting software auditing auditAccording to the company, it has named Edward (Ed) Brice to the position, reporting to CEO mike Whitmire.

Tagger Media Raises $9 Million for Influencer Marketing Service

L.A. Business Journal

Tagger Media, the Santa Monica-based developer of a software platform for influencer-based marketing campaigns, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding

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“LALA” – A short lesson in marketing

Berkonomics

Focus upon you as marketing genius. 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?

Do you really want to be the first to market?

Berkonomics

Over the years, as I managed my several computer companies as CEO or executive chairman, I made the decision to go to market with a brand-new product that had never before been exposed to my customer’s marketplace. Changing the rules to fit the market.

Four ways to create marketing excellence

Berkonomics

First, let’s recall the four “P’s” of marketing. 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.

8 Ways New Venture Founders Create Whole New Markets

Startup Professionals Musings

This is a statement that they are willing and able (and successful) at projecting market and technology turns, not just straight-line innovations. They have the courage to make bold decisions, often contrary to conventional market research.

5 New Marketing Rules For Today’s Customer Generation

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business consultant, I often have to remind small business owners that their marketing needs to be more interactive, versus the traditional “ push ” model, where you broadcast your message to as many people as possible. Marketing must be everyone’s top priority.

My Thoughts on the Current Market: on 20-Minute VC

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Harry was gracious enough to invite me back so this past week we recorded an episode discussing the current market environment. Nobody will be immune because in a bull market executives are paid to “innovate” so they sign software contracts and run projects.

7 Current Market Forces Bring Startup Opportunities

Startup Professionals Musings

The best startups also see these as opportunities for brand recognition and viral marketing, to simultaneously benefit people and boost the bottom line. Markets are now hyper-connected, where communications technology and rapid transportation link all citizens of the world together.

Traditional marketing vs. social engagement

Berkonomics

We all know that the world of marketing has turned upside down these past years through the power of the Internet. College professors teaching marketing must be having a real challenge keeping up with the new channels of communication, the relative values of advertising buys in this new world and explaining how to make the most out of these cheaper and more powerful channels. The new power model of marketing. The golden rule of today’s marketing.

HyperX Aims At Education Market

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Fountain Valley-based HyperX , the gaming accessories arm of Kingston Technology, is taking aim at the education market this year--saying it is offering up deals on its gaming peripherals specifically for helping students in virtual class sessions. The company's unique take on the learning-at-home market is that its gaming headsets, microphones, and other products can help students block out the distractions at home, and stay focused on lessons.

6 Ways To Pull In Customers Without Push Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

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.” customer Joe Pulizzi pull marketing push marketing

10 Marketing Strategies To Drive Exponential Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Traditional marketing may be adequate for linear growth, but it likely won’t catapult you to Amazon’s unicorn status , or make waves in the business world. Let your highly motivated customers be your best marketing advocates for new customers. exponential growth marketing unicorn

TikTok Launches Extensive Marketing Campaign

L.A. Business Journal

TikTok is ramping up its marketing efforts in the face of a potential ban in the United States and data security investigations in Europe

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? Whether it be for publications, social marketing, or even those once-necessary postal mailers, we have tools now that were not available just a few years ago. So, let’s up our marketing knowledge first with a few short answers to marketing questions…. What Is niche marketing? Close.

Why Your Marketing Campaign Sucks

Both Sides of the Table

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. I recommend that companies move beyond narcissistic marketing to what I call “point-of-view (POV) marketing.” Plus they run conferences with the top people (which is another form of POV marketing by the way).

Insights: 3 Steps to Software Market Entry Success

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For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have an article from Tony Cristiano of Pivotal Arc, talking about 3 Steps to Software Market Entry Success. So, you want to leverage your software or tech offerings to expand in an adjacent market. What is your initial target market niche? However, most market entry efforts fail. The software and tech market is attractive yet demanding. The volume of marketing and PR by existing players is staggering.

6 Keys To Measuring Return On Investment In Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur knows that good demand generation marketing is the key to growth these days, but very few have the discipline or know-how to measure return in a world of a thousand tools and techniques. Carlos Hidalgo demand generation marketing ROI

6 Tips To Market Your Idea Before Building A Solution

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, winning in the crowded startup world is all about marketing. The sooner and more effectively you utilize all the available marketing channels, the more visibility and impact you will have later when your product or service arrives. early marketing idea marketing solution

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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

H24US Aims At Hydrogen Separation Market

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says it is taking aim at the hydrogen separation market, with the developments of its own advanced polymer membrane technology. A new, Camarillo-based startup, H24US Corp., The self-funded company is led by President Mike Rocke. The company says it is in the midst of seeking funding to build out the company's hydrogen membrane and hardware production volume manufacturing; it's unclear how far along the company is in its technology development.

5 Stages Of The Market Lifecycle Gate Startup Success

Startup Professionals Musings

As a frequent advisor to new entrepreneurs and startups, I often hear your frustration with being treated differently from other startups by investors, on expectations for valuation , traction, and market size. The market at this point is largely unknown and untested.

7 Startup Marketing Strategies To Bring In Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

Contrary to popular opinion, viral marketing has not eliminated the need for old-fashioned lead generation to bring customers to a startup. His professional background includes having held marketing-executive roles at big companies as well as startups. Email marketing.

CreatorIQ Gets $24M For Influencer Marketing Software

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Los Angeles-based CreatorIQ which develops influencer marketing software, has raised $24M in a Series C funding round, the company said on Wednesday. According to CreatorIQ, it helps power global influencer marketing for brands such as Disney, Salesforce, Sephora, adn Unilever. creatoriq influencer marketing software venture capital kayne

6 Expansion Realities To Penetrate Worldwide Markets

Startup Professionals Musings

With the availability of high-speed Internet and social media access around the world, it’s easy for entrepreneurs to assume that the world is just one big homogeneous market, and project their business will scale accordingly. Re-validate your business model in every market.

Software Firm Boosts Market

L.A. Business Journal

Software giant Oracle increases footprint with record Santa Monica office deal

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The Bake Market Launches Online Marketplace

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Los Angeles-based The Bake Market said late Monday that it has launched a new, online marketplace for home bakers. bake market online marketplace baking cooking foodThe site offers up baking mixes, ingredients, and supplies, which it says are "professional-grade", featuring brands which are those that are used by the pros. According to the new site, it offers up yeast, baking mixes, fruit fillings, sprinkles, fondant, pastry bags, paper baking sheets, and more. READ MORE>>.

10 Strategies To Keep Ahead Of Market Changes Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Viral marketing” and “word-of-mouth” are tools of disciples in business today. Luck and timing are inevitably less certain than product build schedules or marketing programs.

5 Keys to Results in the Current Marketing Revolution

Startup Professionals Musings

You don’t realize that person-to-person noise now dominates all channels through social media, effectively hiding business marketing messages. You now need a personal context in your marketing to get results. changes in marketing results revolution

FabFitFun Names Chief Marketing Officer

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Los Angeles-based FabFitFun , which offers up a seasonal "box" with a collection of products in the beauty, fashion, fitness, wellness, home, and tech areas, has named its very first Chief Marketing Officer. The company said that that Louisa Wee has joined the company to help oversee strategy and execution of the company's marketing initiatives, plus brand, content and creative programming. fabfitfun chief marketing officer wellness fitness tech louisa subscription

10 Keys To Results With Social-Local-Mobile Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

The world of marketing is changing faster than technology these days. Winning entrepreneurs have long since supplemented conventional print and video “push” marketing with digital online interactive “pull” marketing, and a while back added social-local-mobile ( SoLoMo ) to the mix.

5 Ways To Validate Your Technology As Market Driven

Startup Professionals Musings

Instead, they need to validate a customer problem and real market need first. Smart entrepreneurs build market-driven solutions, per the following principles: Size the opportunity and customer interest first. Your passion isn’t enough to create a market.

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

RealtyTrac Names EVP Of Marketing

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Irvine-based ATTOM Data Solutions , the parent company to RealtyTrac , announced this morning that it has named Rick Sharga as Executive Vice President of Marketing at RealtyTrac. Sharga returns to RealtyTrac--where he had managed the company's brand for eight years in the early 2000's after stints at Carrington Mortgage Holdings, Auction.com, and Ten-X. He was most recently EVP For Carrington Mortgage Holdings and CMO of the company's Vylla business unit.

AMAOC Marketing Tech Summit

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 -- AMAOC Marketing Tech Summit. The AMAOC is hosting their 2nd annual Marketing Tech Summit at UCI. Keynote: MarTech in the Era of Customer Journey by Annette Franz Four tracks focused on marketing technology, customer journey and career advancement. See [link] (more

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

TechCrunch LA

Postie , a new Los Angeles-based startup, has a vision for the future of advertising and marketing — and it’s direct mail. Founded by some of the men responsible for the biggest hits in online marketing (like the Dollar Shave Club commercial that launched what became a billion dollar acquisition ) think that its time to take technology where it’s never gone before — into targeted, direct mail campaigns using the best ad-targeting that money can buy.

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

Push Marketing Has Been Replaced By Pull Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

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.” This new approach is often called “pull marketing,” where the idea is to establish a loyal following and draw customers to your content, and eventually your solutions. by the so-called godfather of content marketing, Joe Pulizzi.

EZ Texting Launches New SMS Marketing Services

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Santa Monica-based EZ Texting , a developer of SMS marketing software, says it has launched two new services. texting marketing business phoneAccording to the firm, it has added new, two-way business text messaging which coverts an existing business phone number to send and receive text messages; and a new iOS app, which lets businesses communicate wtih their customers in real-time. Pricing on the new services were not detailed by the company. EZ Texting is led by CEO Norman Happ.

Market Research: The Fuel For Marketing Strategies

SoCal Tech Calendar

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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Pitaya Entertainment Aims At Latino Podcasting Market

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Los Angeles-based Pitaya Entertainment announced this week that it has launched a new podcasting venture, which will create podcasts for U.S. Latinos. According to the company, the Latino podcast audience is underserved and underdeveloped, and Latino voices are seriously underrepresented in podcasting. The new startup is being led by Manging Partner and Co-Foudner Zach Horowitz.

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

New markets emerge for carbon accounting businesses as cities like LA push proposals

TechCrunch LA

Earlier this month, Los Angeles became the latest city to task its various departments with prepping a feasibility study for deploying new software and monitoring technologies to better account for its carbon footprint.