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Donna Moritz is the founder of Socially Sorted, a social media marketing consultancy in Queensland, Australia.
Everywhere you look, people are on their smartphones -- but many aren't talking. They're browsing, texting and using apps, which makes them a tempting target for marketers.
According to communication technologies agency the International Communication Union, there are now 5.9 billion users of smartphones and other mobile devices, representing 87 percent of the world's population. The ICU
With Instagram being acquired by Facebook for a whopping billion dollars, the sky seems to be the limit for startups in 2012. So which rising business could be the next big thing?
Here are five companies -- all enjoying ample media and investor attention -- that are on the verge of startup success.
With 26 million registered users, and more than 500,000 new ones being added daily, Viddy is hardly struggling for attention. That's why this Los Angeles-based startup seems prime for an acquisition.
The Viddy iPhone app allows
Editor’s Note: College Treps is a weekly column that puts the spotlight on college and graduate school-based entrepreneurs, as they tackle the tough task of starting up and going to school. Follow their daily struggles and this column on Twitter with the hashtag #CollegeTreps.Congratulations, you’ve got a product that’s ready for testing. If you’re like me, you call up your family and friends and ask them to give it a try. Great news! They all think it’s fantastic, and they provide nothing but encouraging feedback.So, you think, “Awesome. I’m onto something big here.” Before you get too excited, take another look at what you’ve really learned.
If you manage a business or brand page on Facebook, you’ll be happy to know there's a slew of new features that can help make your job easier. Here's a rundown:
Administrative roles: You can now assign administrative roles to the people who help manage your page. There are five different roles: manager, content creator, moderator, advertiser and insights analyst. To assign roles to your Facebook page’s admins, login to your Facebook account, visit the Page you manage, click Edit Page above the Admin Panel, and click Admin Roles in the left column.
Scheduled posts: You can schedule
With 28 million small businesses in the U.S., it’s hard to be a member of planet earth and not have a personal connection to small business. Small businesses play a critical role in the economy, making them a hot topic of discussion.Small businesses come in many shapes and sizes. If you’re a solopreneur, you have different needs and challenges than a business with 10 employees. And you have widely different needs and challenges from a 100 person company.What I’ve discovered in working with thousands of small businesses for the last decade is that there are seven stages of small business success. It’s important to remember you can have success
The social media revolution has changed the way that successful small businesses interact with customers and reach out to new markets. These six benefits will show you how important it is for your small business to start using social media.Whether you prefer to tweet or post messages on Facebook, your small business can use social media platforms to increase traffic to its website.In fact, 72 percent of small businesses find that going social boosts website traffic. Once customers visit your site, they can learn more about your products and services. If you’re really tech-savvy, you can even have an online store that will seal the deal without
Too many businesses approach their marketing activities in a haphazard fashion. They assume that if a certain promotional piece seems appealing to the company's leaders, it'll resonate as well with target consumers.Many companies take this unscientific approach because they figure they can't afford market research. But if you participate in any of the web's top social networks -- like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube -- you already have a wealth of consumer data ready and waiting at your fingertips.Here are a few of those data points that you'll want to pay close attention to in order to better understand your target customers:Facebook Insights
Catrise Austin was already a successful celebrity dentist in 2009 when she published her first book, 5 Steps to the Hollywood A-List Smile: How the Stars Get That Perfect Smile and How You Can Too! Then her New York City-based practice really took off, thanks to the national media exposure her book started to bring her way, including spots on the Today show and Good Morning America.
“I would estimate my business has increased 30 to 40 percent as a result of the book,” Austin says. “People trust and support people who appear in the media or are published.
In his book Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, author Ted Prodromou describes how best to leverage the networking site as a business tool. In this edited excerpt, the author details the key elements of a company profile page.LinkedIn company pages are like a personal profile for your company. Your company page is a mini-website for your company, but it's located on LinkedIn so it's easy for LinkedIn members to find.Your company page will always appear when a member types your company's name in LinkedIn's search box on the home page or on the "companies" link on the top toolbar. LinkedIn is a highly trusted source, so your LinkedIn page
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