Crowdfunding: What You Need to Know to Succeed With Crowdfunding


Do you plan to launch a product, project or business?

Want to learn how to use crowdfunding to support your next venture?

To learn how to succeed with crowdfunding, I interview Emily Best.

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The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode I interview Emily Best, filmmaker, publisher of Bright Ideas magazine and founder of Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding solution for the independent film industry.

Emily shares how she stumbled into crowdfunding and what it could mean for your business.

You’ll discover what you need to know about crowdfunding campaigns, including how to get started and crowdfunding platforms.

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3 Ways to Close the Gap Between Social Media and Direct Response


social media viewpointsDoes the phrase direct marketer conjure up sleazy images? If you thought yes, you’re not alone.

Both social media marketing and direct response marketing place a focused pitch on the right list (prospects) and understanding what they want in order to engage them with relevant information that will get them to buy from you.

So why are social media and direct response considered mutually exclusive?

Jonathan Fields, author of Career Renegade, put a stake into the hearts of social media “purists” when he said, “Those making the most money with social media marketing today are doing so by turning it into direct-response 2.0.”

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Is Real-Time Search Good for Businesses?


Real-time search is bringing social media to search engines. And that means a whole new dynamic for businesses using the social web.

With Twitter and Facebook updates appearing in Google search results, many businesses are trying to figure if this is good or bad—and what to do next.  Ziff Davis featured this blog post a while back.  It got me thinking about the implications of the real-time web and how businesses can navigate through these rough waters.

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