Shamim Riaz

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Things You Should Know About Digital Marketing and Digital Strategy 2017

Digital marketing is a form of marketing which uses different digital media channels. Like promoting your brands through digital media which are …

The Optimal Length For Video Marketing Content

<i>Yoav Hornung is an award-winning young filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Veed.me, a video production marketplace.</i><p>At Veed.me, we’re often asked by businesses, “How long should a video be?”<p>Truth is, there are two answers for this question:<p>As short as possible<br>• It …

Instagram Marketing: How to Grow Your Community

The number one question we get asked is, "How do I build an Instagram following?"<p>While it's a great question, it isn't step number one. Before you …

10 Essential Skills a Social Media Manager Needs on Their Resume

Only 10 years ago the social media manager role was not even a job or a career. It didn’t exist. Facebook was barely a year old and was still just a …

6 Predictions About Digital Marketing In 2016

It’s that time of year again. A time to reflect on the state of online marketing over the past year and a time to figure out how to score big marketing wins over the year to come. Since every new year brings new marketing challenges, we can use these predictions to help build forward-thinking …

Marketing

What is brand activation & why do you need it?

What is brand activation?The phrase essentially refers to the process of making your brand known to people, increasing awareness and engagement …

The Right Way to Off-Board a Departing Employee

When a valuable employee tells you she’s leaving, worrying about losing her institutional knowledge and experience is understandable. How can you oversee the transition in a way that helps you retain that expertise? Who should be involved? How far in advance of the employee’s end date do you need …

Management

US digital advertising in 2016: things will get better

Spending time on the web in 2015 was a charmless experience. Next year we’ll see a renewed focus on quality ads<p>If I can make one prediction for media and the internet in 2016, it is that things will get better.<p>In 2015, spending time on the web had all the charm of walking across a sticky cinema …

Amazon To Force Brands, Agencies To Rethink Advertising

Amazon is about to change how companies and agencies allocate global media budgets. That is a side effect of its move to build a different type of …

eCommerce

9 Things Moms Say That Can Make You Really Successful in Business

All those things mom told you? It turns out she was actually right.<p>Want to know who knows a lot about what it takes to be successful? Your mom.<p>My company runs Scary Mommy, one of the most successful and popular digital properties for American moms. I've worked with some truly incredible mom …

Entrepreneurship

The 20 Best Entrepreneurial Stories of 2015 | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship

The Coolest Infographics of 2015

Don't think data can be beautiful? Check out these creative infographics.<p>Not a "numbers person"? You don't have to be to appreciate a good infographic. In fact, that's kind of the point. The best infographics take data that might be boring in a spreadsheet and turn it into a beautifully visual …

Infographics

8 Key Startup Lessons-Learned 2015 Style

As we kick-off 2016, I reached out to my entrepreneur network and asked, “What was your biggest ‘lesson learned’ last year?” Introspection is a very valuable entrepreneurial trait, and the best are very good at it. The entrepreneurs polled lead companies ranging from enterprise cloud software firms …

Business Strategy

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

5 Things I Learned About Successful Startups From Steve Jobs

No one could have taught you more about starting a company than Steve Jobs, and I had the privilege and honor of working for him in the Macintosh …

Entrepreneurship

Domains Should Be Complementary, Not Complicated

One of Rightside's missions is to help registrars, resellers, and domain specialists grow their business. As the domain industry once again convenes …

Your best product marketing tool is right in front of you

Those of us focused on growing consumer products are constantly looking for ways to spread the word to new audiences. One trend that seems to be …

Marketing

5 Ways to Make Marketing Videos Viewers Crave

I’ve got a favorite advertising show – and it’s not “Mad Men.”<p>AMC’s “The Pitch” showcases real-world examples of two agencies that square off in a …

10 Ways To Simplify Your Local Marketing Strategy In 2016

Looking back at lessons learned last year and expected trends for this year, columnist Wesley Young cuts through the clutter and suggests ways to …

Marketing

4 Ways to Make Your Business Better in the New Year

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is a long fast tradition to make a resolution going into the New Year. The classic resolutions revolve around our health, our relationships and our finances -- but what about our businesses?<p>As I have been enjoying the …

Small Business

30 Websites That Will Make You Unbelievably Smarter

Discover a wealth of websites where you can expand your mind and grow your business.<p>Most of us spend some amount of time--sometimes a lot!--online. Instead of chasing after provocative headlines and weird old tricks, why not spend time on sites that will make you smarter in life, shrewder in …

Learning

4 Tips for Successfully Pivoting Your Startup

There is no question starting a business is hard. Indeed, some reports show that as many as 90 percent of companies ultimately fail. However, as any seasoned entrepreneur will tell you, establishing a viable business is only the first in a long line of challenges an owner will face. What makes the …

Entrepreneurship

5 reasons why you should base your startup in Vietnam in 2016

Dear entrepreneur comrades!<p>As we all know, it is getting easier and easier for us to start a business overseas as well as to locate your startup team …

Vietnam

7 Skills to Thrive, Not Just Survive, in Any Career

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Career growth in today’s fast moving environment requires all the skills that we normally ascribe only to entrepreneurs -- ability to adapt, change, be innovative, resilient and stay in constant learning mode. The days are gone …

Entrepreneurship

Every Entrepreneur Should Do A 'Year In Review': Here's Mine

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is a perfect time for entrepreneurs to relax, rejuvenate, and reflect. One great exercise in reflection is to put together a “year in review” that explores all of the ways that your business has changed over the course of the year. I’ve found that it is …

Entrepreneurship

15 Books by Billionaires On How to Run the World

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Billionaires

The 9 Most Inspiring Podcasts for Female Entrepreneurs

No matter what stage your business is in, here's where to go when you need some extra inspiration.<p>Fresh off a six-month stint at a startup, I was exhausted and wondering what to do next.<p>As I pondered what new thing to throw myself into, I did what anyone who's been working full-time, commuting two …

Los Angeles

How to Stop Being Jealous of Successful People

How many times have you caught yourself clicking through the Facebook profile pictures of a “friend” (whom you’ve never met) at 1:37 a.m., and …

Entrepreneurship

Next-Level Social Media Advertising - What You Need to Know to Stay Ahead of the Competition

Social media marketing has become increasingly competitive and challenging within just this year. While it is still possible to drive organic …