Tag Archives: Content

Social media can grow entrepreneurs’ success rate by hundreds percents

On a Delta flight to San Diego, which is a long 21 hour trip trip to the Social Media Marketing World 2019 for the fifth year. For me, the SMMW conference enables me to learn and understand where the world of social media is going. There are so many changes to watch and new ways to learn. Social media makes it possible to reach any human being (that uses a social network) directly. Never before on earth have there been channels and tools that enable direct connection between any two people around the world. Let’s look backward for a minute, to 1986. This was the year I joined the world of marketing. Originally, I planned to study engineering, but the stars pointed me in a different direction.
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100 episodes. And I never thought I would ever have my own company.

When you manage tens of millions of dollars in marketing budgets for the leading brands around the world, you are sure it’s the most influential position you can get. A summary of 2 things I was wrong about, 1 thing I was right about, and 2 interesting questions: I never considered having a podcast. I never considered writing a blog either. It all started 11 years ago. It was a month after I decided to leave my executive position as the VP of Marketing for Nokia in Israel. We managed to reach Nokia's highest targets in terms of market share, brand preference (+160%), and brand loyalty (+127%). But we mainly managed to gain back the market leadership crown, which had been stolen from us in 2003.
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My Conclusions after (almost) 100 podcasting episodes: The 3 most important tips to help you gain ongoing growth of paying customers and business success

We are about to REACH 100 episodes of the REACH OR MISS podcast. And I can’t help but feel a bit sentimental about it. I want to discuss why I started this podcast, and address the question: did I achieve at least some of the main objective that brought me to launch this podcast almost two years ago (March 20th 2017, to be exact). I won’t tell the whole story now, just the main facts. In January 2008, after 21 years of executive marketing positions in leading multinational and local brands, I founded a company aiming to help entrepreneurs and startup founders become successful by winning market category leadership using the right marketing and sales approach.
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Brian Hart had only inbound customers from the first day of his entrepreneurial business

Brian Hart is my podcast guest this week. I hadn’t known he was going to say that he’d never needed to look for customers when I invited him to be a guest on my show. I invited him because I’d read several of his articles on Inc. Magazine, learned about him through Twitter and LinkedIn, and thought he could bring value to my podcast listeners - most of whom are entrepreneurs.
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How entrepreneurs can build the best customer journey

Starting a new year is the perfect opportunity to introduce new things: Especially if it can lead you to new heights of paying customer and revenue. ...and it all starts with a triangle I joined Nokia in 2004 as the VP of marketing for the Israeli market and part of the international marketing team.
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SEO? Blog Content? PR? Email marketing? Social media presence? Trade shows? Webinars?

As an entrepreneur, how should you choose which marketing activities to focus on? One of the startups I loved working with was B4UPay . I believed they would succeed and trusted the two founders to do good work. And they did. But then they closed the company. Much too early. For the wrong reasons. And I was devastated because they did everything right... Almost! The company closed because the cost per lead and cost per customer were too high, and they realized they weren’t able to be profitable.  Finding the right marketing tools for specific audiences at different stages of the entrepreneurial company is challenging.
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The truth about the chances of an entrepreneur to succeed

This episode is the last and final part of my 1st year anniversary special events. The issue of entrepreneurial and startups success rate seems to be a major issue. There isn’t a question about the high chances of failure. Did you ever ask yourself why? 20 years ago, establishing a startup involved trying new and unfamiliar technologies, which had quite a high chance of failing. But today, most of the startups are about new habits or better ways to organize traditional processes. Most of the technology is mature, and it seems like there shouldn’t be such a high percentage of failing startups and entrepreneurial businesses.
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There is a new kind of entrepreneur. If you are reading this, you are probably one of them.

John Lee Dumas (JLD) is the founder and host of the leading entrepreneurship podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire, and is one of the founding fathers of this new age of entrepreneurship. John established his podcast after finding himself unhappy with traditional 9 to 5 jobs, and frustrated with the weekly podcasts he listened to on the road because there wasn’t enough content. So he decided to create a daily podcast for entrepreneurs. It quickly became a huge success and John, along with Kate Erickson, his partner, built a successful seven figures business around the podcast.
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How a small marketing budget works for startups better than a big budget?

Lean marketing allows startups to grow revenues with fewer marketing resources and far greater results. It’s high time to debunk one of the greatest myths in the marketing of startups. In a recent conversation with the marketing manager of a startup that develops and sells enterprise software, I was informed of one of the most common, yet false, axioms regarding marketing.
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Three Super Simple Hacks to Upgrade Your Startup Marketing

Marketing is not an easy job, especially for entrepreneurs and startups. There is always something, do you agree? The budget is never adequate, too much work meets not enough work force, and of course, the challenge in explaining an innovative product in our everyday simple words. There are many articles about how video marketing, live video, and content can contribute to your website traffic and conversion rate. However, if they are just passing by your prospects, none of them will be relevant.
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8 Movies That Increase Your IQ – #5 Will Test How Smart You Are

If you’re looking to boost your intelligence you can always read a book, surround yourself with educated people, learn a new skill and take care of your health by exercising, getting enough sleep and eating “brain foods.” You can even increase your intelligence by watching TV and movies from time-to-time.
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How to make your commute less awful, from someone stuck in traffic 326 hours a year

How to make your commute less awful, from someone stuck in traffic 326 hours a year By Marguerite Ward, December 2016 <Article Source>   http://www.gaia-vsm.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/How-to-make-your-commute-less-awful-from-someone-stuck-in-traffic-326-hours-a-year.mp4   In 2016, I spent the equivalent of 13 whole days, or 326 hours, in transit to and from work. Over that time, I learned that even a lengthy commute doesn't have to be…
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