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Here's Why Instagram Demographics Are So Attractive To Brands

Instagram has suddenly become the go-to social network for young adults and teens in the United States.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, we unpack data from over a dozen sources to understand how social media demographics are still shifting, including the migration of young users to photo-based …

Advertising

Starting a Million-Dollar Business With $1,000 | Inc.com

By August 2011, my first company had gone down in flames. We had a great team, raised over a million dollars, and built some incredible technology. There was only one little problem. We started talking with customers <i>after</i> we'd built the product. Cue atomic fireball video. Oops.<p>Being a stubborn …

Selling

10 Winners and Losers of Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is not always executed well. Watching how some brands communicate can make you cringe.<p>But the effective use of social media …

30 Little-Known Features of Popular Social Media Sites

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I first set foot in Disneyland, I race to the most famous rides first—Splash Mountain, the Matterhorn, Indiana Jones, all the biggest and best. Little do I know there are just as many hidden gems and overlooked attractions that I’ve likely …

11 Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics You Need to Know

Twitter recently announced that it has started to add content to users’ timelines, and it will continue. Facebook uses the Edgerank algorithm, which …

How to Save 6 Hours a Week on Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You know the feeling. You’re sitting there, staring at your hands, at the keyboard, at the screen, at the ceiling. You’re supposed to post something on Twitter, but you have no idea what to post.<p>I’ve been there before. I think we’ve all been there. …

The Pinterest Formula for Success | US News

Pinterest is changing the way businesses think about being able to connect consumers to products. Illustration by Ethan Rosenberg for USN&WR/Elements …

Instagram Catches Twitter For US Users

It’s not rocket science: brands, like <i>The Little Mermaid</i>, want to be where the people are.<p>A recent eMarketer study shows that Instagram–which just …

Annual Effies Survey: Content Is King

Marketers are officially hooked on content. That it has emerged as one of the primary areas of focus is clear in this year’s survey of North American Effie Awards Final Round judges, conducted in partnership with the Forbes CMO Network. The survey, now in its fourth year, gauges advertising …

Spring Cleaning: Why You Lost Instagram Followers

Update (Dec. 19, 2014): Instagram has purged its rolls of millions of fake and spammy accounts. Here’s our story: Instagram’s Fake Account Purge …

Marketing

The Secret to Hiring a Savvy Social-Media Manager | Inc.com

If you're at all familiar with the nature of marketing, you know the importance of constantly evaluating and evolving your strategy to stay competitive in your industry. Chances are, you've been paying more attention to customer experience, digital data, measurement, and various forms of content …

Public Relations

How One Tiny Business is Dominating Social Media | Inc.com

Last week a group of media moguls, business leaders and entertainment starsnamed the best and the brightest on social media at the Shorty Awards in New York City. The award ceremony included a wide range of categories in social media excellence, from the Best Comedian to the Best Video Campaign to …

New York City

A Good Reason to Buck the Dress Code | Inc.com

Whether delivering a lecture in a colorful pair of shoes or showing up to a high-end boutique in sweats, sticking out like a sore thumb can boost your status in the eyes of others, according to new research.<p>Recent studies from Harvard Business School, just published in the Journal of Consumer …

Harvard Business School

Alibaba Could Be the Biggest IPO Ever -- But What the Heck Is It?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many Americans, the name Ali Baba conjures images of <i>Arabian Nights</i> -- as well as those two timelessly magical words: ‘Open sesame!’ Until yesterday, that is, when Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba announced plans to file for what …

So You've Installed an iBeacon System. Now Comes The Hard Part No One Is Talking About.

Those businesses that have effective app marketing strategies will be the ones set up for success.<p>Thanks in large part to Apple’s inclusion of iBeacon technology in its iOS 7 software, in-store beacon systems are poised to be the shiny new thing of brick-and-mortar retail in 2014.<p>In short, the …

How Apple's iBeacon Technology Is Making Beacons A Reality Right Now

A recent report from BI Intelligence finds that Apple is in the driver's seat with its iBeacon technology. The company recently announced that 200 million iOS devices are already compatible with iBeacon.<p>Here are the important points about the iBeacon:<p>People are confused about Apple iBeacon because …

Internet of Things

Shoppers quicker than brands to adopt new technology

en_GB<p>article<p>Retailers are adopting new digital channels at an astonishing pace – but for some consumers, that still isn’t fast …

Marketing

How One App Maker Got 8 Million Users and Mark Cuban's Money | Inc.com

Still, Francois couldn't have foreseen the <i>Shark Tank</i> effect. Within an hour of his appearance on January 31, Cycloramic received 100,000 downloads from the App Store. "We saw a little increase in activity shortly before the show as the companies and preview were announced," Francois told the Apple …

App Store

Russian guy took photos from super high places in S’pore, authorities will freak out if they saw this

Two Russian daredevils, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov, uploaded a YouTube video a few days ago on Feb. 12, 2014, showing them climb up the …

The World's First Commercial Vertical Farm Opens in Singapore

The dense metropolis of Singapore is now home to the world’s first commercial vertical farm! Built by Sky Greens Farms, the rising steel structure …

Aquaponics

Architect’s Home in Singapore: Natura Loft Apartment by AO Studios

Located in the centre of the exquisite and vibrant Singapore, in Bishan New Town, this gorgeous loft was designed by AO Studios, to meet the …

4 Priorities for the Head Marketer at a Startup | Inc.com

In my last column, I outlined some of the fundamental steps marketers can take when setting a baseline for success at a new startup.<p>But in addition to those ground-floor tenants of new business success--building your brand, becoming an expert, leveraging word of mouth--you can’t forget to build …

Marketing

Sales Secrets From A Top-Selling Girl Scout

From spreadsheets tracking sales-per-hour to a dedicated “Cookie Hotline,” how one Girl Scout’s cookie sales strategy led to sweet success.<p>Twelve-year-old Elena Welsh is a lot like your typical seventh grader: she’s on the volleyball team, plays oboe in the middle school band, and enjoys spending …

How to Go From Bootstrapped to Funded | Inc.com

When Vadim Vladimirskiy launched Chicago-based cloud-computing company Adar IT in 2005, outside funding wasn't even on the radar. Instead, he focused on bootstrapping his way to a solid product and building lasting relationships with his customers. Vladimirskiy was wiling to risk his own funds and …

Business Strategy

Ask Better Questions: The Secret to Driving Collaborative Innovation | Inc.com

When so much information is readily available to anyone online, the key to innovation is not gathering more data but rather asking more questions--the ambitious, frame-changing sort that send companies down unexpected paths of inquiry. So argues business journalist Warren Berger, author of the new …

Innovation

How Kaggle Uses the Crowd to Solve Your Big Data Problems | Inc.com

Odds are, you have more data about your customers (and other things) than you know what to do with. If so, meet Anthony Goldbloom, who does know what to do with it. He's the founder of Kaggle, a San Francisco startup that makes contests out of solving Big Data problems for companies.<p>Since Goldbloom …

Data Science

How Alex and Ani Is Pioneering the Future of Retail | Inc.com

It may be time to kiss email marketing campaigns goodbye. The future of marketing is more in the moment. Welcome to the age of iBeacon.<p>For the uninitiated, iBeacon is a location-sensing technology built into Apple's iOS 7 operating system (Android devices can download iBeacon apps). It communicates …

Internet of Things

At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new Marc Jacobs shop is opening in New York -- but one in which no money will ever change hands. The designer is cashing in on social hype over physical dollars to promote his fragrance, Daisy.<p>Jacobs has erected a pop-up store in …

Will Apple's iBeacon Change the Way We Shop?

Apple's Grand Central store is easily one of the most beautiful retail locations you'll ever see. It's also a place where you can now walk in, pick …

Foodpanda Gobbles Up $20M In Fresh Funding To Fatten Its Global Pawprint

Rocket Internet-incubated startup foodpanda and its affiliate hellofood have received an additional $20 million in funding from investors including Phenomen Ventures.<p>The new capital will enable foodpanda, which now partners with 22,000 restaurants, to expand its delivery marketplace for restaurants …