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This article discusses one of the most effective market strategies for any company, creating a company brand.
San Francisco-based VC, Pascal Levensohn, discusses his use of blogging to establish a connection with entrepreneurs starting new businesses by sharing more than just best practices for venture backed companies. The spiritual and philosophical nature of his blog has created an affinity with his audience and a substantial impact on his business.
This article reviews traditional marketing activities as well as marketing on the Internet.
Ray Lane, General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield &amp; Byers and Ron Bloom, CEO of PodShow, describe their relationship in building an online media entertainment company focused on meeting the fast-changing demands of today's web users.
The impact of social media is increasingly becoming a part of entrepreneurial strategies for growth. The "Word of Mouth Marketing Association" cautions that disclosure of the firm's relationship with its bloggers should be transparent so that an opinion expressed might be judged more appropriately. Marketers are encouraged to demonstrate honesty of relationship, opinion and identity, as well as to take responsibility for the acts of recruited agents or volunteers.
This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an external sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of external sales methods--licensing, existing distribution channels, and sales or manufacturer's representatives.
This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an internal sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of internal sales methods--solo approach, direct sales force, and internet.
This tool will help entrepreneurs review their primary marketing strategies, selecting those that will be a high priority throughout the next two to six months.
"Citizen Marketing" is a form of influence that capitalizes on the persuasive power of consumer relationships in cyberspace. Entrepreneurs using web-based technology to promote their firms increasingly are looking to their customers to promote their brands via four categories for user-created sites: filters, fanatics, facilitators, and firecrackers.
Transforming customers from passive buyers to active participants will likely require a shift in marketing strategy for most entrepreneurs. Yet building a community of passionate consumers can be an effective way to create long-term growth and competitive advantage.
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