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. Unilever buys Dollar Shave Club for reported $1B value.

Report: Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top Startup Markets

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Los Angeles and San Diego are among the metro areas with the highest startup activity, based on a new report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. kauffman angeles diego startup activity report venture capital economy investmentThe foundation ranked Los Angeles as number 3, and San Diego as number 4 in terms of the highest startup activity in the United States, based on the rate of new entrepreneurs, startup density, and other factors. Miami was ranked number on in the nation.

Cornerstone OnDemand Names Chief Marketing Officer

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Santa Monica-base Cornerstone OnDemand said late Thursday that it has named a Heidi Spirgi as the company's new Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, to head up the firm's marketing functions. Spirgi will report to Adam Miller, the CEO of Cornerstone Ondemand.

SPECIAL REPORT: Tech Industry Charges Up Office Market

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office market saw a solid third quarter, with the vacancy rate narrowing to 14.8 The L.A. percent from 16.2 percent in the same period last year, according to data from Jones Lang LaSalle

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.

SPECIAL REPORT: 2019 Biopharma Outlook – Facing an Uncertain Future

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In this Xconomy Special Report, our veteran biotech journalists Alex Lash and Ben Fidler bring you deep insights, based on conversations with key industry leaders, on what 2019 and beyond hold for biopharmaceutical companies. After years of boom times, the U.S.

ReachLocal Expands Reporting Tools

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Woodland Hills-based online marketing services and software developer ReachLocal , which offers up its services to local businesses, said today that it has added a number of analytics and reporting tools to its platform. According to ReachLocal, it has added new third-party campaign result measurement, and multi-location alert and reporting capabilties to its ReachEdge digital marketing product. reachlocal reporting software saas marketing local business

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

Silicon Beach Report June 27: Thrive Market Raises $111 Million

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Thrive Market raises $111 million, Snapchat explores paying users, Greendot names new Chairman, and more

The Power Of Mouth To Mouth Marketing

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One that he particularly struggled with was "word-of-mouth marketing,”which he consistently referred to as "mouth-to-mouth marketing." We adopted his phrasing and made it our mission to devise creative, mouth-to-mouth marketing initiatives.

OpenX Sets Marketing Head

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Los Angeles-based online advertising technology provider OpenX announced this morning that it has named Matthew Reid as its new Vice President of Marketing. Reid previously was SVP of Marketing for Gehry Technologies, and also served at Eucalyptus Systems and Expertcity (Citrix Online), where he was responsible for launching GoToMeeting. OpenX said that Reid will oversee branding, customer acquisition and product marketing.

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LA's Silicon Beach Leaders Worth $155 Billion, Says Marketer

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An influencer marketing firm, based in Los Angeles, has tallied up the valuation of companies in "Silicon Beach", and say they're worth $155 billion. Influencer marketing firm MediaKix said it scoured online news searches, top lists, venture capital portfolio sites, and other sources for its report. venture startups economy mediakix marketing influencer beach silicon

Ixia Finds New Chief Marketing Officer

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Calabasas-based network testing equipment and software developer Ixia has appointed a new Chief Marketing Officer today, saying that it has named Marie Hattar to the position. Hattar was previously Chief Marketing Officer at Check Point Software, and also served at Cisco in a number of executive positions, with a total of over 20 years of experience in the security and networking industry. Hattar reports to CEO Bethany Mayer.

Miku Tackles Smart Baby Monitor Market

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The company's iOS and Android apps lets parents sleep reports, read expert health tips and scroll through an archive of photos, videos of their child; the company says the data gathered will be used to health recommendations like check-up reminders or provide alerts when vitals change, such as your baby's heart rate or room's temperature and humidity.

Iteris Gets Market Warning

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Santa Ana-based Iteris , a developer of technology for the traffic management and transportation industry, reported late Monday that it has received a notice of noncompliance from the NYSE. According to Iteris, the NYSE indicated that the company is not in compliance with several requirements of the exchange, due to the company''s inability to file its annual 10-K report. The warning came after the company changed out its CFO and reported financial control issues last week.

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. Best possible press: too early to market.

Smarter Digital Marketing With Smartify's Carla Bourque

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How can marketers make better decisions and get better results from their online marketing? We are the only, data-driven incentive platform that helps marketers optimize their audience participation across the channel. Carla Bourque: My background is in marketing analytics.

ZipRecruiter CMO Resigns After Report On Alleged Sexual Misconduct

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The Chief Marketing Officer of high flying, Los Angeles-based job recruiting technology developer ZipRecruiter has resigned from the company, after a story was published last week by BuzzFeed, detailing alleged sexual misconduct at his prior employer, Uber. Eyal Gutentag reportedly resigned on Friday. According to the report, Gutentag had been terminated from his job at Uber in 2015, over an alleged sexual battery incident, before later joining ZipRecruiter as CMO.

Here’s What’s Driving Collaborative Consumption and Where the Market May Head Next

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Declining prices & margins in a small market is much less interesting. I believe that market conditions drive innovation as much as great entrepreneurs do. Market meet reality. Tech Market Analysis

MyLife.com Plans $35M Marketing Push

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Los Angeles-based MyLife , the online social networking search site run by Jeff Tinsley, reported Monday that it is planning to spend $35M on marketing this year, starting with a nationwide television campaign. mylife marketing television reunion people search service

Report: LA Should Emulate San Francisco, NYC For Startup, Tech Efforts

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A new report, released over the weekend, says that Los Angeles should look towards New York and San Francisco and what they have done to help strengthen the community here for technology startups. Tech Agenda report, edited by David C.

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New Report Details Technology Job Concentration In Region

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A new report issued today, detailing technology jobs employment concentration in the United States, shines some light on where the highest concentrations of tech jobs are in the region. technology jobs employment report nationwide angeles diego santa barbara irvine

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Fisker Karma Panned In Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports said in a release that the Fisker Karma is "full of flaws", including a dash that is an "ergonomic disaster". fisker karma consumer reports review automotive auto startup luxury cleantech green

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Report: IPO Activity In Significant Slowdown

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A new report, issued Monday, says that IPO activity has slowed significantly in Q1, with a 39 percent drop in volume and 70 percent decline in total capital raised versus Q1 of last year. The report, from Ernst & Young, said that companies are likely exploring other options or waiting for confidence to return for their IPOs. The report found 167 deals raised only $12.1 acquisition merger exit slowdown report story young ernst activity

SRAX Runs Into Financial Reporting Issues

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Los Angeles-based Social Reality (SRAX), which developing digital marketing and consumer data management software--and more recently, has tried to launch its own cryptocurrency called BIGtoken--said it is restating its results all the way back to March of 2017.

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The Power Of Mouth To Mouth Marketing

InfoChachkie

One that he particularly struggled with was "word-of-mouth marketing,”which he consistently referred to as "mouth-to-mouth marketing." We adopted his phrasing and made it our mission to devise creative, mouth-to-mouth marketing initiatives.

ValueClick Names Chief Marketing Officer

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Eagle as its new Chief Marketing Officer. ValueCLlck's new CMO reports to ValueClick's President and CEO, John Giuliani. valueclick chief marketing officer executive online advertisingWestlake Village-based ValueClick announced this morning that it has named Scott G. According to ValueClick, Eagle has previously served at such companies as Empowerd Careers, eHarmony, Claria Corporation, Concentric Network Corporation, MFS Communications and The Proctor & Gamble Company.

Tinder Fires Employees Over Lawsuit, Says Report

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Los Angeles-based dating/hookup app developer Tinder has reportedly fired a number of employees who had joined in a lawsuit against the company , as well as parent company Match Group, over what that group had said was "deliberate lowering" of the valuation of Tinder in order to deprive them of stock options gains. The report, from The Verge, said that the fired employees include vice president of marketing and communications Rosette Pambakian, as well as other employees in the lawsuit.

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Silicon Beach Report Feb 22: Kylie Jenner’s Tweet Cuts $1.3 Billion of Snap's Market Value

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billion off Snap's market value; investment fund Vision Esports raises $38 million; and SpaceX successfully launches, but narrowly misses catching $6 million nose cone Kylie Jenner’s tweet cuts $1.3

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Report: Venture Dollars Decline In Q4, Says NVCA

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billion invested across 1,736 companies, according to the new Pitchbook-NVCA Venture Monitor , the new report tracking venture capital investment across the U.S., as the venture market eased off its torrid funding pace. According to the report, for the whole of 2016, more than $69.1 nvca venture capital report quarterly moneytree investment financing startupVenture capital investment dollars declined in Q4, to $12.7

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Report: RadPad Acquired By LandlordStation

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Los Angeles-based apartment rental marketplace RadPad , which was founded by Jonathan Eppers, has been acquired by LandlordStation , according to a report. radpad landlordstation home rental marketplace market merger acquisition craigslist rent apartmentRadPad had offered up a place to search for apartment rentals, which were shown on a map and also let users search by feature, price, and other details. Financial details of the acquisition were not anounced.

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IPO Market Surpasses 2008, 2009, According to Report

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A new report today released by PwC finds that the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) has jumped significantly in 2010, with volumes exceeding both 2008 and 2009 levels. IPO market to generate liquidity for their investors. A number of other companies have filed but have yet to reach the markets, including Peregrine Semiconductor, Demand Media, and Cornerstone OnDemand.

Trade Show Guerilla Marketing – Booth Babes With Beards

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I always enjoy a great guerilla marketing story, such as TestFlight’s use of T-shirts and Tacos to gain Steve Jobs’ attention at Apple’s 2011 developers’ conference. Trade Show Guerilla Marketing Done Right . Serial entrepreneur Seth Epstein is an incredible marketer.

uSamp Reports Record Quarter

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uSamp''s services are used in market research efforts by companies. usamp sampling survey market research growth revenues Los Angeles-based survey and sampling provider uSamp said Tuesday that it had a record quarter, saying it saw revenues grow by 42 percent, year over year. Actual financials were not released by the company. uSamp said the growth came due to growth in Europe. uSamp is venture backed by OpenView Venture Partners, Greycroft Partners, DFJ Frontier, and others.

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Science Names Social Marketing VP

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Los Angeles-based technology incubator and studio Science said today that it has hired on Matt Monahan as its new Vice President of Social Media Marketing. Monahan was most recently at AlphaBoost, a startup which was building Facebook advertising reporting software. Monahan also co-founded The Comotion Group (acquired by Sharethrough) and was also an advisor to Wildfire (acquired by Google). Science said that Monahan will head up social customer acquisition for its portfolio firms.