Ben Stroup

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7 Must Have Social Media Plugins and Tools for Bloggers

After the successful launch of our new social media plugin, Floating Social Bar, many of you asked us what other social media plugins and tools we …

Social Media

Steve Jobs: 10 Presentation Tactics for Ad Agency New Business

Steve Jobs has something to teach small to midsize advertising, digital, media and PR agencies about pitching for new business.<p><i>Every new business</i> …

Want To Get Ahead? Stop Talking And Listen

Yes, you have tons of exciting things to say. But you can’t learn something new without listening.<p>You can hear the prejudice in our idiotic idioms: It’s best, we’re told, to get the <i>first word</i>, the <i>last word</i>, and the <i>last laugh</i>–clearly, silence is not something we generally cherish.<p>“People abhor …

Henry David Thoreau

6 Best Marketing Tips for StartUps

When you seek to carve out a niche for your business, you’re going to have a wide range of successes and failures. However, there are some very …

Cross-Selling

E-Book Case Reminds Apple Its Biggest Enemy Isn't Samsung Or Google

The fight between Apple and the Department of Justice has been a story of overreaching. Rather than join publishers in settling with the government over accusations it conspired to fix the prices of e-books, Apple decided to fight in court. Of course, the company lost and as a result the government …

Ask the Entrepreneurs: 8 Ways to Use the New LinkedIn Contacts Feature for Your Business

What is one way that you're actively using the new Linkedin Contacts feature to be a more effective entrepreneur?

How to Sell Via Email

Your initial goal is to open a dialog-- not to sell yourself, your firm, or your products.<p>Based upon the sample "sales emails" that people have been sending me, there seems to be a general misunderstand the basic concept of selling via email, which is that the initial goal is only to <i>open a</i> …

Selling

How Your Brand Can Flirt on Vine

The look is always the same: A seasoned marketer is cajoled into watching their first Vine video. Six seconds pass and it’s over. The marketer gazes quizzically at the smiling young person that brought the video to his attention.<p>“That’s it?”<p>Like any emerging platform, Vine (the short-form video app …