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When Your Customers Become Your Contributors: Brand Journalism Meets TraditionalGoogle Is Changing the Close Variant Matching Option in AdWordsBefore You Invest in Online Advertising, Do This!Native Advertising: The New New Thing or a Race to the Bottom? [VIDEO]
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Data and Creativity at the Social Shake Up: Defining Your Data-Driven Social CampaignTalking Strategy and Data with Shannon Lee of Precision StrategiesNew IBM Study Reveals 3 Key Characteristics of the Most Successful CompaniesMinority Report: Confronting Privacy Issues in Big Data Gathering
- Tech & Innovation
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Social Startups: Moment.me Captures a 360-Degree View of The Social Shake-Up 2014Hootsuite Partners With Syracuse University to Bring Social Media Savvy to College StudentsThe Best Hyperlapse VideosThe Best Content Moderation Tools for Busy People Who Don't Have Time for That
Social Change Agent Survey: Passion, Skill Set, and Persistence Lead to Career Growth#SocBizShakeUp: Sandy Carter at The Social Shake-UpThe Social Shake-Up: How CMOs Drive Innovation and Revenue GrowthThe Social Shake-Up: The Future of Social Business
- Small Business
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Recap from the First-Ever Employee Advocacy SummitFormer IBM Senior Advisors Launch Brands Rising to Build Employee Advocacy ProgramsPerformance and Risk Management Through Social Media TrainingEmployee Advocacy Summit: Advocate Stories from the Field
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"Dear Socially Stephanie, I have a great idea, but the problem is I don't have enough money to start my business. I was thinking about doing a crowdfunding campaign. Do you have any tips to help me make my campaign a success?"
Marty Smith, an Internet marketer and startup entrepreneur, turned to the things he knew when he received a diagnosis of cancer: social media and crowdfunding to build a community and raise money for cancer research.
There is a high chance that you haven’t been online lately, if you haven’t already heard about the infamous “Potato Salad” project. Started a few days ago by Zack Brown, the Potato Salad Kickstarter project simply stated “Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet.” Unfortunately, once someone earns a few bucks with something that went viral, everyone has to get on the “money wagon.”
Over the weekend, I talked to Ross Currie, an established Identity Management consultant from Perth, Australia. But between September to December of last year, Ross did something completely outside his comfort zone. He launched a Kickstarter campaign for his project Squishy Forts – the world’s first Pillow Fort construction kit. Ross’s goal was to reach $25,000 in crowdfunding. Instead, he was able to push the overall funding past $67,000.
This past Thursday, the highly anticipated independent video game "Shovel Knight" was released across both Nintendo and computer platforms. As a title that got its start due to Kickstarter, it grew in popularity until it became the hottest project to come out of this crowdfunding platform.
You've just successfully funded your product or service on Kickstarter. It might have taken you a couple of attempts, especially if you are a newcomer to your industry. There are a select few Kickstarter campaigns that not only reach their goals the first time around but completely blow by the goals in question.
As new advancements in finance technology starts to conquer the world, brand new crowdfunding techniques for promising young professionals are likewise being introduced and used. Find out how to leverage the new social media 'look' into your next crowdfunding campaign.
Government has proven no more immune to disruption by digital than any other industry. The internet changed the model for governments in delivering information and dealing with pressure groups. It has been a largely positive disruption, facilitated billions in savings as government moved services online in egovernment initiatives.
The JOBS Act allows small businesses to raise up to $1 million in crowdfunding by easing federal regulations and allowing regular people to become investors. The Wefunder portal allows startups to quickly, easily, and publicly raise funds from accredited investors through a free plan or choose from one of three paid plans.
It’s pretty exciting to learn that IBM are giving internal crowdfunding a trial. The company is well known for its use of idea jams to solicit opinion from it’s 100,000+ employees on all sorts of issues, but now they’re trying something a wee bit different.