We’ve seen Snapchat grow exponentially from photo to video, to interactive filters and advertisements. Today, the app harnesses an array of innovative branding opportunities–going way beyond your teen’s palm..
Savvy marketers know it is better to target people by behaviour and persona. What does this mean? The advertising industry has grown from a one-sided conversation into a new kind of narrative–its most organic form yet; influencer marketing.
Three weeks ago I posted 5 from 10 steps that will help you improve your page rank on Google’s organic search. Today I will show the remaining 5 steps.
6. Get backlinks from pages with various Google PageRank
The main objective here is to get backlinks from websites in order to improve your rank. the only problem is that Google could seem suspicious if you are trying to cheat the system by getting back links from only high page ranks which are worth more. This is why your backlinks have to come from . . .
Recently China has unveiled a new factory that is full automated by machines. Few humans actually work there and all task are completed by robots. The new factory, located in Dongguan city has all its operations performed by robots. The factory is owned by Changying Precision Technology Company and they are currently producing cell phone modules. The work force went from 10 lines with 650 employees to just 60 and 60 robot arms. The company has future place it increase the arms to 100 and reduce the people to 20. This is a growing trend that has started in small part of the factory mega city but the trend can only grow from there.
Many of today’s billion-dollar companies began as humble startups, sans support from venture capitalists or crowd funders. Their founders were ordinary people like you with practical venture ideas. For example, the founders of Starbucks were three freshly graduated students from the University of San Francisco who began their coffee business by simply selling coffee beans themselves. Similarly, Apple’s founder Steve Jobs was a college dropout working out of his garage during his company’s startup days. Even today, an impressive start isn’t necessary for a startup’s success.
Identify each position that needs to be filled: Some could overlap, blurring the lines between a role or two but before commencing the hiring process, be sure to have these positions mapped out and ready to tick off. Ex.: sales, programming, SEO etc.
Twitter campaigns are tricky to engineer due to their ability to run wild in any direction. A brilliant example of a Twitter campaign driven into the ditch is E.L. James’ Q&A on her recent #FiftyShades fame, which she launched on Twitter almost a month ago. The hashtag #AskELJames gained the number two spot trending on Twitter worldwide thanks to quick witted responses promoting the campaign in the wrong direction. Some contributions to the campaign's success were:
where did the bubble come from?
A startup industry whose assets are so inflated that they seem to be formed literally out of thin air, tech investment seems if anything - wobbly and uncertain.
Investors are pouring money into a promisingly successful industry, what is the ROI?
Most tech startups fail. Judging which startups will succeed is quite tricky – investors take big risks throwing their eggs in a fresh basket, per say. Why?
Google’s new feature is great addition for those of us that tend to guess the format or content of our emails, or those who send emails without proofreading. This new feature is the “Undo Send” email feature. This feature will allow the user to recall an email that they sent for whatever reason and allow the user to change any detail they like, and then resend it.
People are incessantly involved in their mobile phones, either engaged in an app or invested in a private conversation thanks to smart phone technology.
Smartphone users are constantly browsing the internet on the go, even simultaneously while using a computer. As mobile sites increase exponentially , they are expected to hit the 150 million mark by 2017.
The Communication Tool of the 21st Century
If you have tried emails, group chats and other forms of communication for your company and you have struggled day by day trying to find that email that you sent John 2 months ago about a clients reference number and you just cant find it, then Slack is for you. Slack lets teams communicate in one place without the stress of having 10 different type of applications on the go.
A venture can be defined as a risky or daring journey or undertaking. Venture builders are organizations comprised of former startup founders that join hands in the development of each other’s new startup ideas to ensure success. In other words, venture builders build independent companies– simultaneously.
How does this model function?
Your client and business contacts are probably scattered across paper files, computer files, and email accounts. It would be helpful to compile all of those contacts along with a history of corresponding business interactions in one place now, wouldn’t it? That place, which is also accessible to your fellow employees to ensure fluid communication in the workplace is a software called CRM – Customer Relationship Management.
A valuable tool to keep track of your business’s contacts and interactions in more ways than one, CRM is booming in the business industry with many versions of itself including Salesforce, Podio, and Infusionsoft.
So, what does CRM entail?
Most of us accept digital products as they are on our screens. Rarely do we reflect objectively on our experiences with them. Why do we use Twitter to Tweet instead of to message? We trace our fingers through familiar bouncing icons and colourful graphics, generally unaware how they shape our experiences with the digital products that they illustrate.
There are two designers that interact in the creation of a digital product: User Experience Designers and User Interface Designers.
21st Century Fundraising
Crowdfunding is a relatively new funding model that utilizes social networks and micro payment systems to finance a project, or new idea. These projects can range from comics to tech products, appealing to either small or large markets. Essentially, crowdfunding utilizes community as a tool for funding as well as most often online crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter.
The term crowdfunding was coined in 2006 for a fundraising effort by a video blogging community.
A friend of mine, we’ll call him Joe, recently called with exciting news about a job interview that he had been invited to at Google’s headquarters in Silicone Valley. The dream job of many in the tech industry, it’s no surprise that Google receives millions of job applicants each year. To put this number into perspective, it’s almost ten times harder to get a job at Google than it is to get into Harvard.
The key to a thriving business is attracting and engaging as many potential clients as possible, these clients otherwise known as leads. A lead can be a single person or a business that has expressed interest in your product. Quality leads are those who are more likely than others to engage in a sale with your business in the bottom tier of the sales and marketing funnel.
Why you need to stop using your ex's last name as your go-to password.
Passwords are funny little things:
Fragments of meaningful memories of the places and people that we hold closest to our hearts; we use the name of the goldfish from our tenth birthday as our banking password and our high school sweetheart’s birthdate as the password for our eBay account. It’s a good thing that hackers aren’t able to reach inside our hearts and pull out the string of credit card and personal identification information strung together by our favorite hobbies and pets’ names – however, they could instead simply use a software to unscramble our simplistic passwords in a mere moment – and they will. Hackers will eventually break the algorithm that keeps your password safe unless you step away from those personalized passwords and follow the tips bellow.