What Happens When Your Startup is Acquired by a Big-Name Brand?

Editor’s Note: Jeff Seibert spoke at Stanford University to discuss what he learned by building and selling startups. This post is a summarization of the talk. It finally happened. Your promising little startup finally found its niche, got noticed, and got acquired by a big-name technology company. So what’s next? One need only look at[…]

8 Overlooked Social Media Tactics That Can Increase Conversion Rates

“Wash. Condition. Rinse. Repeat.” Sound familiar? It’s a common morning routine. And we all know how things run when we settle into a comfortable routine: it feels like life is on autopilot. Sometimes, that works. However, you might perform your routine so well that you forget to look for improvements. Perhaps your hair would look[…]

The Paid Media Cube: A Framework to Clarify and Communicate Your PPC Strategy

Imagine you’re a PPC marketer working at a retailer specializing in hip, junk food clothing. Your clever use of paid spend made the Bacon Strips Crew Neck an all time best seller, nice work! Pictured: the highly successful Bacon Strips crew neck (via Getonfleek) Then, let’s say you get a new VP of Marketing, and[…]

How to Acquire Customers with Facebook’s New Messenger Ads

Facebook recently released Facebook Messenger app ads to the general public. Aaaaaannnnnddddd digital advertising just got even more creepy than ever imagined. Thanks, Zuck. You can now directly message potential prospects via Facebook Messenger right in their inboxes. Kinda like LinkedIn’s Sponsored InMail. Meaning you can nag people 24/7 now. But with all of these[…]

3 Shortcuts for Business Owners to Market Effectively Without Wasting Time

9-to-5 jobs are never truly 9-5. There’s always something that comes up that needs to get done. ASAP. No questions asked. Thank your boss for that one. Actually, don’t. That’s probably not a good idea. But running a business is a whole new level of busy. Being a business owner in today’s world is damn[…]