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grow business online
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21 Ways to Grow Your New Business Online

If you’re not growing your business online in the current climate, you will likely leave a lot of money on the table. As 2021 begins, we’re witnessing a fast-changing landscape. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everything from working to socializing to ordering and shopping online has become the norm. In fact, according to emarketer.com; “U.S....
paid advertising
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5 Changes in Paid Advertising You Need to Know about Today

Any seasoned marketer will tell you the industry is always changing. In paid advertising, success depends in part on a marketer’s ability to adapt to today’s conditions. Generating billions of dollars in revenue each year, major online advertising platforms like Google and Facebook are expected to continue their year-over-year growth. With all this expansion comes...
wjr business beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Brand Finance 2020 Report on the Most Valuable and Strongest Media Brands (Episode 84)

We're back with another episode of the WJR Business Beat, and this morning, Jeff is sharing details from the recently released Brand Finance Media 25 2020 Report. Facebook has just been named the world's most valuable media brand, according to the report, with a brand value of $79.8 billion. Other notable media giants coming in amongst the...
linktree
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Bootstrapped and Global from Day One: The Story of Linktree

Linktree was created somewhat by accident in 2016, as a side project by myself, my brother, Anthony Zaccaria, and our friend, Nick Humphreys, to solve a problem we thought to be uniquely our own. At that point, we’d worked in the digital space for many years and were running Instagram accounts for the bands and...
halloweencostumes.com
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How HalloweenCostumes.com Boosts its Business with Google

The Fallenstein kids were the envy of their neighborhood, thanks to mother Jenice’s creative, homemade Halloween costumes. In 1992, sisters Lisa, Heather, and Julie started renting out their old costumes from their garage. Brother Tom joined in part-time while studying computer science in college. After graduation, he decided to scare up new business by selling...
video
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4 Factors to Consider When Choosing Between TV and Online Video Ads

Not too long ago, video advertising was mostly done through television advertising. Aside from the ads theatergoers saw before a feature film, brands trying to win viewers’ attention had only one platform on which to do it: TV. Today, advertisers not only have the internet, but they also have a series of social media platforms...
Xenith
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How This Detroit Startup Built a Company to Keep Athletes Safer

“A relentless pursuit to protect athletes” is what drives Xenith, an industry leader in football helmet technology. Before Xenith, decades passed with only minimal innovation in helmet design, president Ryan Sullivan says. The company’s mission, he adds, is to “develop the most advanced protective equipment, from helmets to shoulder pads and other accessories.” They proudly...
influencer marketing
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10 Low-Cost Tools to Get Started with Influencer Marketing

This is the year for influencer marketing. Heard that before? That’s because year after year; influencer marketing growth has eclipsed expectations. A recent study of marketers found that 84 percent of businesses have a campaign planned in the next 12 months. Businesses are seeing strong returns and 51 percent think they attract better customers than...
influencer
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How You Can Become an Influencer in a Competitive Niche

What can you do to stand out as in influencer on YouTube? How can you make an impact and inspire people on Instagram? How do you become that infamous social media influencer? Becoming an influencer on social media is extremely popular and is an increasingly competitive space for aspiring entrepreneurs.  In this video, Eric Siu explains...
podcasting
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A Bootstrapped Startup’s Guide to Podcasting

Even if you don't regularly listen to podcasts yourself, you’re probably familiar with the praise they’ve recently received as a marketing tool. With an estimated 73 million monthly listeners in the U.S. alone, podcasting offers today’s advertisers a new (and effective) way to reach a large number of consumers. Consider, for example, that podcast listeners...
social media
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9 Ways You Can Automate Social Media Marketing

Today, there are more ways than ever to get your brand messaging out there. Facebook posts, tweets, Instagram stories, and writing blog posts are just a few of the myriad tools you can use to promote your content and engage with followers and customers. But with so many options comes something of a problem. Soon,...
call to action
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4 Sneaky Ways to Add a Persuasive Call to Action That Gets Noticed

If you’ve been actively creating content for brands in the social space for a while now, chances are you’re familiar with what it means to include a call to action, or CTA, and its overall importance. This is the trigger that encourages readers or customers to take action. For example, ending a blog post by...
product
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Entrepreneurs, is Your Product Fit For the Market?

As an entrepreneur, you may think that some of your ideas are pure gold. In these scenarios, it's easy to jump the gun and start planning your product's name, marketing campaigns, various features, etc. But before putting in any of this work, there's a crucial step that needs to be taken: determining whether there's a...
livestreaming
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How Your Startup Can Benefit From Livestreaming

You’ve probably seen interactive broadcasting in your Facebook feed recently, those live videos created by friends and streamed directly to your news feed. Maybe you’ve come across Livestream’s Meevo, a $499 video camera built for interactive broadcasting that automatically zooms in on talent and creates the impression of a multi-camera setup from a single device....
Purple
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How This Innovative Startup Drives Community Growth

Brothers Tony and Terry Pearce have one passion: making the world a softer place. “They're honestly ecstatic about helping people live life more comfortably,” Purple’s director of marketing, Bryant Garvin, said. The two engineers spent 20 years inventing revolutionary polymers that companies use to cushion everything from wheelchairs to basketball shoes. But their greatest creation...
RevZilla
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Motorcycle Enterprise Revs Up Business with Google AdWords

For motorcycle riders and enthusiasts, RevZilla provides “everything but the bike.” They started out in 2007 as a little shop in South Philly. Today, they’re a thriving e-commerce enterprise operating out of an upsized Navy Yard office. They ship motorcycle parts and accessories all around the globe and in 2016 generated more than $100 million...