Traditional PR is Still a Fabulous Way to Stand Out

Duct Tape Marketing

Traditional PR is Still a Fabulous Way to Stand Out written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. She and I discuss best practices for getting the media’s attention and improving your PR efforts. What role PR plays in personal branding.

5 Data-Backed Tips for Boosting Your PR Response Rate

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Data-Backed Tips for Boosting Your PR Response Rate written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Simply ignoring your brand, or taking a lackadaisical approach to your PR and hoping things work will no longer work.

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10 Insightful Stats to Boost Your PR Efforts in 2016

Duct Tape Marketing

10 Insightful Stats to Boost Your PR Efforts in 2016 written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. PR is something no one can avoid since you can either have good or bad relations. What follows are 10 stats that can help you boost your PR: 1.

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Twitter Link Roundup #133 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Stunning Graphic Design Styles: 1950 to 2000 Inspired Designs – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Twitter Link Roundup #223 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

786,000 Americans bike to work, up 60% since 2000 – crowdspring.co/RvNk49. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Twitter Link Roundup #162 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Thanks To Facebook, Strongest Year For IPOs Since 2000 With $21.5 Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Not Everyone Is “Killing” It: How & When to Admit It

Agile VC

But during the year 2000, we went through three different CEOs, fraud nearly killed the company, our revenue was negligible and unproven, and at our worst point, the company was burning well over $10 million a month — A MONTH!

15 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name

Hearpreneur

The bonus of naming the company Redhead Marketing & PR is that when I am meeting a potential client for the first time in a coffee shop or wherever, they are always able to spot me because of my company name and hair color. Thanks to Hilary Reiter, Redhead Marketing & PR. #5

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Not Every Startup Is “Killing It” (How to Speak Up During Tough Times)

View from Seed

But during the year 2000, we went through three different CEOs, fraud nearly killed the company, our revenue was negligible and unproven, and at our worst point, the company was burning well over $10 million a month — A MONTH!

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

Ask the Angels

Since the inception of the Pasadena Angels in 2000, members have invested over $50 million in over 120 companies. Pasadena Angels Background: Founded in 2000, The Pasadena Angels are the longest standing angel investing organization in Southern California. PR Contacts: Julie Pantiskas. Pasadena Angels for the 3rd consecutive year invested over $4 million in an array of exciting start-up companies. Pasadena, Calif.

How Much Does Content Marketing Cost?

Brandanew

PR: PR promotions may start from $150 (per post) to $3000 (retainer) but this largely depends on the agencies that you’re working with. PR costs are also very regional so from Europe to India, there will be a large difference. Usually these would start at $2000 at least.

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Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore

Feld Thoughts

Each of the SBIC funds were raised in the 2000 – 2002 time period. Next, there is the wonderful PR quote about the SBIC that says “Since the program’s inception, SBIC “success stories” include the funding of companies such as Apple, Costco and FedEx when they were burgeoning small businesses.” I woke up to an article in Daily Camera today titled Small Business Administration trying to bring SBIC funds to Colorado.

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14 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

I had a PR firm in midtown and was tired of being everyone’s Jewish mother. So I went home to my comfortable 2000 square foot UWS apartment and thought, what can I do myself, from home, and still make a good living. Each business has a story.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

I raised money as an entrepreneur, like you, in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005 for two different companies. Our 2000 fund is the single best fund of its vintage. So make sure you have a solid PR strategy. Understanding PR & Crisis Management. Raising money is hard.

New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

August 1995 – March 2000: The Dot.Com Bubble. In the new bubble PR may be your new best friend, so invest in it. Carpe Diem. We’re now in the second Internet bubble.

4 Easy Ways for Startups to Get Media Coverage

Inc Startups

No PR budget? The effect was huge: we saw over 2000+ mentions in the media and on social networks in just a few days No problem. For many startups, getting media coverage is like searching for the Holy Grail, especially in the early stages.

VC Evolution: Physician, Scale Thyself.

500 Hats

One of the earliest and most well-known of the Micro-VC funds was First Round Capital , founded in 2004 by Josh Kopelman , a former entrepreneur who sold Half.com to eBay in 2000. but the food was awesome, & the PR wasn’t bad either).

Robin Chase: How I Survived a Huge Screw-up

Inc Startups

We launched in June of 2000. One even went on to become one of our biggest champions and did a lot of PR for us. When the Zipcar founder miscalculated her prices, there was only one way to salvage the situation: come clean to customers.

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10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Because market is such a broad topic, I’m restricting these lessons to PR marketing (as opposed SEO, SEM, product marketing, etc.). I know because I did this in early 2000.

Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

Both Sides of the Table

My competitors from those days STILL love to talk about how much money we raised in February 2000 (get over it already!). If you don’t address it they’re minds are shaped by competitor PR. Don’t underestimate the impact of good PR on your competitors. Good PR can help slow down your competitors initiatives as they naively try to follow you. This is part of my ongoing series Startup Lessons. Building companies is hard work.

What If Your Customers Could Talk to Your CRM

Duct Tape Marketing

In 2000, Searls and company painted the road map for what was coming only to have it high jacked to some degree by marketers that misinterpreted the manifesto as a foreshadowing of social media. I spend a lot of time talking to and about the stuff that we do to make it work now.

Find a Growth Hacker for Your Startup

Startup Marketing Blog

I remember sitting in a hotel in Boston in 2000 for a presentation from MIT’s Venture-nomics group where the presenter put up a slide that simply said CFIMITYM (cash flow is more important than your mother). Startup Marketing Blog – By Sean Ellis Unlocking Startup Growth By Sean Ellis of 12in6 Jul 26th 10 Find a Growth Hacker for Your Startup Once startups are ready to scale, their biggest challenge is often hiring someone capable of leading the growth charge.

28 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name

Hearpreneur

I started a consulting firm called Global Marketing Resources, LLC in 2000 as source for additional income while I was a corporate executive. Working with my business partner and with my PR consultant, I first came up with the tag line, Motivate To Activate Your True Potential(tm).

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 2: Anand Sanwal and Chris Shipley

Steve Blank

Hollywood in the beginning was a bunch of artists who wanted to make entertainment, and then the whole infrastructure of PR and hangers on and the New York money came in.

Want to know why charging $12 / year converts higher than $9.99?

Both Sides of the Table

They never did any PR or marketing to get their videos to first get shown on the news during the 2000 election. As many of you know I run a weekly webcast called This Week in VC that’s getting between 25-35,000 weekly views across ThisWeekIn.com, YouTube & mostly iTunes.

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8 Questions to Help Decide if You Should be Raising Money Now

Both Sides of the Table

When competitors raise money and you don’t the following happens (assuming all else equal on product development, which I know is not always the case): they have a PR advantage both in terms of perceived momentum and also money to spend on it. They get the PR bump.

Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable

Chris Dixon

PR : Desktop security was by far the #1 topic of discussion in the technology-related press in 2004. It has been shown, for example, that 50% of page views on the web are for the top 5000 websites, and the top 2000 downloads account for over 95% of total downloads.

5 Tips for Winning a Debate

Inc Startups

Who can forget Al Gore's endless sighing during the 2000 debates against Republic contender George W. But, if you're looking for the Who's Who of the best PR practitioners in this country, just look around the room.

43 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses

Hearpreneur

The system is used by over 2000 companies in 30 countries, helping them to achieve better results in almost every digital marketing and sales field. Each business has a story.

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5 Unlikely Motivators for Entrepreneurial Success

Inc Startups

He sought advisory and PR support, a huge step that helped him earn funding and media coverage was critical. One January night in 2000, he learned that his wife was pregnant--right after his doctor told Lawrence he had a brain tumor. None of these entrepreneurs'' stories started out well. And that''s exactly what drove them to exceed all expectations. Where does success in business really come from?

The Screwy Logic of Crowdfunding and Venture Fund Regulation

This is going to be BIG.

Fact: Thanks to the new crowdfunding legislation, it will soon be easier for any entrepreneur trying to build Instagram for Cats to raise $10 million than it is for an experienced investor to raise a fund to invest in the next 25 new businesses as well as support their growth with strategic advice, help with hiring, PR, business development, and connections to future capital.

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Some Things Great Software Companies Do That You Don’t Have To | Rob Castaneda, ServiceRocket | BoS USA 2016

Business of Software Blog

But back in 2000 it was totally booked out, all the hotels. It’s very easy to be hidden behind what’s there and they have an amazing PR machine so there’s a lot of noise going out there and a lot of press and blogs and advertising. Our PR budgets weren’t huge. Rob Castaneda, CEO, ServiceRocket.

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How To Find A Programmer To Build Your Startup Idea

socialmatchbox.com

These days sales, marketing and PR people seem to grow on trees. The generally accepted hourly wage calculation used by the staffing industry is Annual Salary divided by 2000 Hours. If you sum up these costs and divide them by 2000 Hours then you are looking at $1.15

Time is the Enemy of All Deals

Both Sides of the Table

We moved into the legal process and final due diligence in January and February of 2000. Our final closure was the first week of March 2000. But I sometime see people get bogged down in PR releases, cancelation clauses, minimum guarantees, whatever.

Couchsurfing Dilemma: Going for Profit

Inc Startups

In 2000, Fenton was a New Hampshire-based computer geek looking for a place to stay in Reykjavík, Iceland. The Plan: Mounting a PR Offensive In July, CouchSurfing spent more than $10,000 to hire the San Francisco-based PR firm The OutCast Agency, whose clients include Zynga and Facebook.

In a Strong Wind Even Turkeys Can Fly

Both Sides of the Table

Within a year, by late 2000 / early 2001 consulting firms were firing people en masse. Avoid the latest fads, trends or PR announcements. One of the wisest people I worked with in my career was Ameet Shah.

16 Brilliant Insights From Steve Jobs Keynote Circa 1997

OnStartups

If Woz and I could have went down and plunked down 2000 bucks and bought an Apple II, why would we have built one? If Woz and I could have went down and plunked down 2000 bucks and bought an Apple II, why would we have built one? Like millions of others, I'm a big fan of Steve Jobs.

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Twitter Link Roundup #52 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

2000 Absolutely Free Textures – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Protect the Brand. Destroy the Enemy.

Inc Startups

In 2000, a number of clients asked if Glassman could put the WODs online so they could do them when they traveled, so he put up CrossFit.com. Greg Glassman''s essential business outlook is this: he can do whatever the hell he wants to.

Elephants Can Dance – Reinventing HP « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Certainly Carly Fiorina’s tenure will be a controversial topic for some time to come, but the cultural angst generated by the loss of thier founders notwithstanding, HP seemed to really reach stall speed around 2000.