Mike Fildes

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The Perfect Handoff: Best practices for conducting the SDR to AE handoff

A smooth handoff between sales development and the sales team will help you win more business and promote collaboration. Here's how to structure it.

Collaboration

The 15 Most Influential Educators In Digital Marketing: 2015

The digital education landscape is ever-changing and ever-intricate. Teaching marketers, brands and businesses of all sizes how to get more ROI from …

Marketing

10 Tactics for Launching a Product Using Social Media

I’ve witnessed a seismic shift in the way new products are launched over the past decade. As the founder of a firm that helps launch products, services, businesses, and communities, I’ve watched the days of an embargoed launch date and a single exclusive media story disappear. The Internet has …

The 4 Pillars of Stellar Video Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars<i>, Mitch Myerson introduces you to 22 innovators who have redefined the developing landscape of online marketing. Learn how to master proven strategies, avoid costly mistakes</i> …

Marketing

15 Digital Marketing Podcasts You Should Know | SEJ

Last September, SEJ introduced Marketing Nerds, a weekly podcast that discusses everything from SEO to social media and entrepreneurship. The podcast …

Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s one thing to have a business idea. It’s quite another to act on it.<p>Just ask Lori Greiner. Long before her days as a bonafide startup guru, the Shark Tank star would often come up with a product idea, not pursue it, and kick herself …

Entrepreneurship

Influencer Marketing Is A Kick Butt Way To Advertise

The rules of marketing are changing every day, but there’s one thing that remains constant: content marketing is king. It’s one of the most effective …

10 Standards to Assess Your Fitness Level

Before you stamp yourself "in shape," make sure you can pass these fitness tests<p>We have a lot of time on our hands, so the other day we looked up "fit" in the dictionary. We read about fit (as in flipping out) and fit (as in what your hat should do) before finally landing on definition number …

Which Digital Marketing Tactic Has the Biggest Revenue Impact?

One-third of marketers say they do not know which digital marketing tactic has the biggest positive impact on revenue, according to a recent report …

Starbucks, potential tech juggernaut?

December 08, 2014 | 3:08 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/12/08/tech/starbucks-potential-tech-juggernaut/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Follow These 6 Rules to Accomplish More Each Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful …

Time Management

7 Tricks to Write an Effective Cold Email

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I speak with people all the time who ask me how I got in touch with someone at a movie studio or a management company. When I tell them it was through a cold email, I always get the same response: “Those work? How did you get to them and …

High Level

I'm a 25-year-old investor and these are the mistakes I've made

Comment: First-timer investors often make schoolboy errors as they pursue big, quick gains. Here are their most common mistakes<p>Britain is becoming a nation of DIY investors and a year ago I joined that growing army.<p>Evidently I am at an advantage. Since leaving university four and a half years ago I …

3 Reasons Why Relying on Social-Media Marketing Is a Losing Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last week Facebook made the announcement that starting in January, it will limit how many promotional posts people see on business pages. This is on top of two algorithm changes, and the organic reach has dropped to 2.71 percent. In the …

Social Media

How to Create a Pretty and Functional Coffee Table Display

As a large surface that has a prominent place in many living rooms, the coffee table needs to look good while it serves its function. Like with any …

4 Killer Sources of Small Business Funding

The funding landscape has changed drastically over the past several years for small businesses. Look at legislation like the Jumpstart Our Business …

24 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Instantly Improve Your Marketing

Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s …

Google Search

10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This year you may have attended a graduation party or two or even have recently had one of your own. Earning a degree is something that should be celebrated. But unless you are looking for certain technical skills, college is not always …

Entrepreneurship

10 Steps to Quality CEO Decision-Making

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Quality and speedy decisions elevate the productivity of an organization. CEOs must not only make good judgments themselves, but also grow the decision-making abilities of his or her team, facilitate decisions that support the corporate …

Management

Start Before You're Ready, Really

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask anyone who's taken a dip in the entrepreneurial pool for some words of wisdom, and you’re likely to hear this piece of advice: Start before you’re ready.<p>If you’re coming from corporate America and have no experience of being your own …

Social Media

The 4 Necessary Elements of Your Business' Online Face

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve all experienced it: Every once in a while you Google the name of a business or person and can't find a website, or nearly as bad, one that barely functions.<p>Whether you're building a website or you just want to make some …

Google Search

5 Secrets to Make Your Website Copy 'Pop'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Who would you rather sit next to at a dinner party—a renowned but egotistical “expert” who drones on and on about himself and doesn’t let you get a peep in edgewise or an engaging entrepreneur who wants to learn all about you and …

Marketing

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

5 Tips to Creating a Successful Content-Marketing Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The phrase “content marketing” is all over the web these days. Content has become a conglomeration of many things: webinars, blog posts, videos, social network shares and more. It sounds like a great idea. If done right, a well-executed …

Marketing

The Rule of 5 for Bloggers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I learned the concept of the Rule of 5 at a seminar, “The Rule of 5 for Leadership,” by John Maxwell. Since then, I've heard the Rule of 5 for just about everything. The Rule of 5 is a list of the five essentials every day for our …

Marketing

Take a Cue From 'Game of Thrones' in Content Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>Game of Thrones</i>, everything comes down to a power struggle. With warring families, even siblings at odds, and clashing loyalties, the clamor for power takes center stage in the books and HBO series. Though marketers need not worry about …

Marketing

How Starbucks, Apple, General Motors and AT&T Are Preparing The World For Wireless Energy

If you visited a Starbucks in Boston or Silicon Valley during the last year or so, you may have noticed black circles embedded in the coffee bars and tables. You may have even glimpsed an early adopter with a special cellphone case charging an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy simply by resting it on a …

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one ever said being an entrepreneur would be easy. A million obstacles seem to stand in the way each and every day. The naysayers and budget woes can be enough for the average person to start waving the white flag.<p>But you are not an …

Entrepreneurship