5 Tips For Startups To Win With Social Media

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Social media is so pervasive in today’s world that every entrepreneur believes instinctively that they know how to use it for their startup. When it comes to social media for your business, expect a high learning curve, but rest assured it’s not rocket science.

Full Speed Ahead! Social Media Week Is Here!

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Social Media Week (SMW) is finally here and is set to be one amazing week filled with panels, discussions, networking, and much more. What is Social Media Week? Social Media Week is a global platform that connects people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media. Social Media Week as partnered up with Ustream to bring some of the events live.

Pubcon 2010 Here We Come!

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The TechZulu team is coming back to Pubcon this year from November 8-11 to bring you some amazing content from the masters of affiliate marketing, Search and SEO, Social Media, Link building, Advertising, Branding, PR, Analytics and tons more. Tags: Advertising & PR Events Pubcon Social Media Video Advertising affiliate marketing analytics Branding Link building PR pubcon Search SEM SEO

5 Reasons Growth Hacking is THE Most Important Function of a Startup

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Guest article by Richie Hecker, Founder of Bootstrapper Media. He and his team didn’t stop there… they dug into SEM and affiliates among other practices in their toolkits.

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7 Lead-Generation Tactics Thrive On Limited Budgets

Startup Professionals Musings

Scott, published a classic book that I recommend, ” The New Rules of Lead Generation ,” highlighting the changes wrought by the internet and social media. You can start an SEM campaign with as little as $50 today and get results very quickly. Social-media advertising.

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Anametrix Funding Worth $1.15M

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Anametrix is headed by Blaise Barrelet, and develops software used to correlate web analytics, social media, search engine marketing (SEM), video & audio, e-mail campaigns, and market research.

Why The Haters are Wrong About Growth Hacking

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In essence Muhammad thinks the “growth hacking” is a charlatan term for online marketing that consists of a bunch of everyday tasks that all online businesses should be doing: SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, Social Media, Referral Marketing, etc.

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Lead Generation Is Still The Lifeblood For Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Scott, just published a new book that I like,” The New Rules of Lead Generation ,” highlighting the changes wrought by the internet and social media. For new product startups, search engine marketing (SEM) is still one of the most cost-effective and scalable lead-generation approaches.

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Anametrix Gets Funding, Adds Advisors

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Anametrix is headed by Blasie Barrelet, and says it is developing software to correlate web analytics, social media, search engine marketing (SEM), video & audio, e-mail campaigns, market research and other data for businesses.

How to Solve the Biggest Frustration Marketers Have With Social

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When polled 88% of marketing professionals said they couldn’t accurately measure the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns and the majority said lack of ROI measurement is their single greatest frustration with social media (Forbes).

Startup Business Model Considerations

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Fantastic post by Christian Gammill - Startup Delta Force… From a competitive perspective (e.g. all the other folks out there that will try to enter the same market) the barriers have been dropping over the last few years.

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How To Size Your Marketing Budget For Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Use social media and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to start. Gather leads online from your social media initiatives, mine your contacts, attend trade shows, and use lead-generation services.

5 Startup Marketing Actions to Impress Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Use social media and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to start. Gather leads online from your social media initiatives, mine your contacts, attend trade shows, and use lead-generation services.

Doing the Right Things is More Important than Doing Things Right

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So many CEO’s just carry on being … CEO’s –> fund raise, get media attention, attend conferences, hire staff, “set direction&# , whatever. Yesterday I wrote a post about top-down versus bottom-up thinking.

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What Every Entrepreneur Could Learn from Justin Bieber

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Only after you’ve done all this can you consider whether or not it makes sense to pay for any marketing such as SEM, PR, trade show expenditure, etc. The media eats it up as they always need something to write about. That’s broadcast not new media.

Five Elements of a Credible Startup Marketing Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

Use social media and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to start. Gather leads online from your social media initiatives, mine your contacts, attend trade shows, and use lead-generation services.

Test Your Aptitude for Business Internet Jargon

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Social media marketing. Today there are huge communities online, like Facebook and Twitter, which grew in popularity for socializing with friends. Search engine marketing (SEM). No SEM plan means you are missing a huge marketing opportunity.

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

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StackOverflow is a free Q&A site for software developers, blending functionality from wikis, blogs, forums, and social voting (similar to Digg/Reddit); 7.1mm unique visitors per month; new funds will be used to build out engineering team and build out product.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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You may have paid marketing: SEM, Social Media Ads, Banner Ads, email lists, etc. Many startup businesses – tech or otherwise – fail. In our industry we applaud the efforts for entrepreneurs to have tried and we know that today’s failure can bring the experience for tomorrow’s success.

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Advertising Wants to be Measurable – An Investment Thesis

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By now we all know that the largest part of the online spend has been SEM (search engine marketing) where people buy CPC (cost per click) links to display alongside the “organic&# search results in the search engine. I believe that many social networks confused this idea.