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Startup Essentials are simple but vital concepts for making entrepreneurial endeavor as successful as possible. Please enjoy this 2nd installment talking about the importance of having a remarkable idea.
To measure success, Mark Zuckerberg has said to focus on one specific goal and forget everything else. Keep it simple and know what your "big win" would be at every step of your demand generation effort. So what's a "big win KPI" look like?
In 2016, there were an estimated 50 million new startups launched while some studies show that 75% of venture-backed companies fail. The hard truth: whether you're a startup or social influencer, learning to grow your user base is one of the most difficult challenges you'll ever face. The simple truth is that unless you're a … Continue reading Grow Like Wildfire: 6 Surefire Tactics To Build A Userbase (At No Cost)
In essence, disruptive marketing is similar to the dating game. In the dating world, we often see that the men who do very well are those that do the complete opposite of what the average man does. In short, they constantly ask themselves: what would the average Joe do...And do something different! Approached from the female … Continue reading The Quick & Dirty Guide To Disruptive Marketing
What do Amazon, Costco, and Nordstrom all share in common? Besides each having a vibrant (and sometimes risqué) work culture, they all know how to appeal to smart buyers. They have a deep understanding of their audience, that being keen, pragmatic, deal seeking, middle-to-upper class consumers. These are consumers who demand quality, but are willing to … Continue reading How To Build True Fans In a Crowded Closet
Remember when advertising was only commercials, billboards, and radio? When print media was only magazines & newspapers? When companies hired ad agencies to create beautiful work but agencies shrugged when the client asked, "so what's my return on investment?" We talk a lot about how much the world has changed the past 30 years, but nothing has been … Continue reading How The Information Age Became a Marketer’s Dream Come True
The test of a true marketing professional is the ability to rise to the challenge. What do I mean? Marketers, whether their strategists, graphic designers, writers, account managers, or copywriters, need to walk the talk and prove their marketing skills through their own online presence. An online presence, whether it's an Instagram profile or a blog … Continue reading What’s the Test of a True Marketer?