10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

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The following are some lessons I learned about early-stage startup marketing. Because market is such a broad topic, I’m restricting these lessons to PR marketing (as opposed SEO, SEM, product marketing, etc.). I call this “marketing futures.&#

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.

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Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t

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But being best-in-class at online marketing is also a sine qua non to standout from your peer group. The starting point of product IS marketing, which is what a lot of young entrepreneurs that never studied business don’t realize. Simply write a great book?

Startups Stick with Organic vs Paid Search Results

Startup Professionals Musings

Campaign setup and ad copy writing. seo startup ppc SEM organic search business

Search Engine Marketing - No Panacea for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Probably every one of you who has a business and a website have been approached through email or personal contact, and asked to spend money on Search Engine Marketing (SEM). SEM is sometimes called “buying your way into search results.” Campaign setup and ad copy writing.

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Freelancers Are The New Entrepreneurs For Services

Startup Professionals Musings

Here are a few examples: Marketing specialists. As your business starts up, you need marketing programs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), a modern “pull” strategy based on social networks, and lead generation. Writing specialists.

What Every Entrepreneur Could Learn from Justin Bieber

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You need to be great at something: technology back-end, front-end design, usability, sales, marketing, quantitative analysis, leadership –> whatever. So they set out a grass route’s effort to go directly to the market. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

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It’s always fun chatting with Jason because he’s knowledgeable about the market, quick on topics and pushes me to talk more about VC / entrepreneur issues. WordStream – Provides software and services that help businesses manage SEM and SEO campaigns.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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It was a pleasure to write them myself. Not because they didn’t want to do Pay-per-click (they are huge buyers of SEM) but because they didn’t want other people to know what they paid for clicks!

Entrepreneurs Can Thrive on Services or Products

Startup Professionals Musings

Here are a few examples: Marketing specialists. As your business starts up, you need marketing programs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), a modern “pull” strategy based on social networks, and lead generation. Writing specialists.

Pour And Stir II – Managing Your Cost Per Customer

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This entry focuses on how you can minimize your cost per customer acquired by systematically establishing the infrastructure necessary to track the results obtained from a variety of online and offline marketing vehicles.

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Entrepreneurs can be Specialists or Generalists

Startup Professionals Musings

Here are a few examples: Marketing specialists. As your business starts up, you need marketing programs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), a modern “pull” strategy based on social networks, and lead generation. Writing specialists.