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7 Ways To Attract Customers Without Viral Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

Contrary to popular opinion, viral marketing has not eliminated the need for old-fashioned lead generation to bring customers to a startup.

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9 Ways To Make Your Startup Grow Virally

Vinicius Vacanti

Unless you can afford to buy users, you’ll have to grow virally. Get users to tell others about your app simply by using it. Tumblr. 

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Many Entrepreneurs Believe Viral Marketing is Free

Startup Professionals Musings

First of all, Seth Godin pointed out a few years ago that viral marketing does not equal word-of-mouth. Develop viral content.

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Branchout an Example of Viral Spread Opportunity for Startups


Instead, I want to look at how they've integrated themselves with Facebook and particularly how they engage users to help viral spread.

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The Science behind Viral Marketing

For Entrepreneurs

The Science behind Viral Marketing is a look at the key factors that drive growth in viral marketing. Hint, the most important factor is not the one everyone expects.) It also looks at what is needed to get virality to work, and how to create and optimize viral marketing campaigns or viral products. This was [.].

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Startup Viral Marketing Costs Real Money These Days

Startup Professionals Musings

First of all, Seth Godin pointed out a few years ago that viral marketing does not equal word-of-mouth. Develop viral content.

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Can enterprise SaaS products be viral?

Version One Ventures

News Andrew Chen saas Software as a service viral growth virality YammerHere are three ways that SaaS products can spread: 1.

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Here are 10 Tips from BuzzFeed to Make Your Content Go Viral

Both Sides of the Table

But of course we also focused on making content go viral. guess this video won’t go viral, then! Startup Advice

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Want Your Startup To Appear in TechCrunch? Lean Marketing Hacks for Startups

VC Cafe

Viral Projects. Some brands understand the value of building a viral project, unrelated to their core offering, with broad appeal.

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The single truth about viral activity – It’s just scenery

Start Up Blog

That’s the promise of something going viral. That’s the promise of being shared on the Verge or Buzzfeed or Viral Nova.

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Dissection of a viral launch | iubenda blog

Dissection of a viral launch. The viral system. Most viral pages dont explain the product, and in my opinion this is a horrible mistake.

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Introduction to Growth Hacking for Startups

VC Cafe

Paul Graham’s Startup Curve – avoid the “through of sorrow”! Your startup could be big in Japan! like/+1/follow?

Introduction to Growth Hacking for Startups

VC Cafe

101 Growth Hacking Startup Curve Viral marketingThe term "Growth Hacking", invented by Sean Ellis, and made popular by Andrew Chen, a Silicon valley marketer and entrepreneur, is a combination of two disciplines - marketing and coding. Learn the. [[ This is a content summary only.

Why Compelling Kickstarter Branding can Send a Simple Startup Viral

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How to create an international, engaging brand experience around which to build a business

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5 Startup Marketing Actions to Impress Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

When questioned, founders usually mention word-of-mouth, viral marketing, and a top quality product. Get exposure for your expertise.

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Clarity of Message: Why You Need A Great Message & How To Create It

For Entrepreneurs

Startup Help Sales & Marketing Machine Sales and Marketing Viral growthIntro In the early stages of their business, founders often struggle to come up with really strong messaging to describe what they are selling, and this has a huge impact on their ability to raise money, find customers, and attract employees.

Engagement loops: beyond viral

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Engagement loops: beyond viral Theres a great and growing corpus of writing about viral loops, the step-by-step optimizations you can use to encourage maximum growth of online products by having customers invite each other to join. This is essentially a version of the viral loop.

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5 Common Mistakes Made By Content Marketing Beginners


This is irrespective of the size of business and may be seen in Startup to a mid-sized company. Down from 38% #cmworld. Enjoy the game!

11 Unusual Ways To Market Your Startup Brand in 2016


Except the question: what are the new digital trends , how do you market your Startup brand in 2016? The Internet has democratized our world.

10 Startup Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make Again

Startup Professionals Musings

As an active angel investor and startup advisor, I’ve seen many of the same stumbling blocks repeated all too many times.

10 Course Corrections Every Startup Should Memorize


Changes to the way a startup captures value can have far-reaching consequences for business, product, and marketing strategies. Zoom-out pivot.

6 Ways Startups Are Fooled By Prior Business Models

Startup Professionals Musings

As an entrepreneur mentor and startup investor, I see with sadness the 50 to 90 percent that fail. Relying on an old formula for success.

5 Elements Of Success Every Startup Should Celebrate

Startup Professionals Musings

Enjoy that first video interview at an industry conference, or the newspaper story which enhances your startup visibility and credibility.

Web 2.0 Product Management: Optimizing Metrics & Viral Growth (Dan.

500 Hats

Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!

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Startups Need To Build Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors thus tend to shy away from these startups, meaning you need deeper pockets. Customers buy solutions, not technology.

Should this startup exist? Converting 5W’s into existential justification

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

The result is a framework to help decide whether a startup is viable. Why is “right now” the best time to create this startup?

Launch Your Startup with an Infographic

crowdSPRING Blog

Preysman’s infographic was a viral masterpiece. Image credit: Everlane. Ultimately, a $6 tee shirt can be sold to the consumer for $50 or more.

5 Reasons Startups Need Revenue As Well As Users

Startup Professionals Musings

Startup productivity is embodied in key ratios, including low cost of customer acquisition, high retention, and high revenue per employee.

5 Disruptive Startup Events Which Demand A New Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

You can’t predict big quality problems, funding shortfalls, and viral events that don’t work. disruptive event entrepreneur plan b startup

10 Strategies To Minimize The Perils Of A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors know that startups with too much money fail just as often as those with not enough. bad risk business entrepreneur good risk startup

How Well Versed Are You In Startup Investor Jargon?

Startup Professionals Musings

This term is currently applied to recent startups who profess a current valuation which exceeds $1 billion. Could your startup be the next one?

Startup Marketing: The 4 Building Blocks of Brand Identity You Can’t Ignore

crowdSPRING Blog

First impressions are everything for a startup. Well, a lot. and helps connect the brand to its customers. That (statement of key benefit).

10 Shortcuts To Startup Success I Don’t Recommend

Startup Professionals Musings

Viral marketing costs real money, and your support staff and hosting systems cost even more. No startup can afford to do these serially.

10 Calculated Risks That Lead To Startup Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors know that startups with too much money fail just as often as those with not enough. It’s hard to recover from a tarnished image.

Why Content Marketing Is Essential For Successful Startups and Small Businesses

crowdSPRING Blog

A startup’s success is driven in large part by a startup’s ability to drive customer acquisition growth. This is easier said than done.

The only 2 ways to build a $100 million business

Version One Ventures

Your business has a high viral co-efficient (or perhaps even a network effect) that lets you amass users cheaply without worrying too much about the monetization per user or spending money on paid acquisition. High LTV can usually be found in transactional or subscription businesses. In addition, churn tends to rise as a company grows.

Companies Are Going Viral for the Holidays

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Viral videos. Several businesses have made elaborate videos this year to spread holiday cheer--and increase their brand recognition.

What Do I Do Now? The Startup Lifecycle

Steve Blank

” I explained to Patrick that startups go through a series of steps before they become a large company. Most startups die here.

8 Practices to Promote Urgency Within Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup culture doesn’t include a sense of urgency, your probabilities of long-term success are miniscule. Culture follows the leader.

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These guys poked fun at viral headlines. You won’t BELIEVE what happened next

The Next Web

It went viral shortly after, but let’s back up. Running a startup can be a grind. Len Kendall is the founder of  CentUp. The best part?

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