5 steps to conducting a Startup Competitor Analysis (+Templates)

You think you know your competitors? Think again! In today’s article, I will test your ability to understand your strategic opponents – and show you how to perform a successful Startup competitor analysis so you can always be one step ahead. During my experience as a Marketing professional, I have come to observe that a surprising…

7 niche B2B eBooks and resources worth reading

E-books are one of the most efficient ways for generating qualified leads and obtaining valuable data that will help you develop a great Inbound Marketing strategy. However, writing an e-book for a B2B audience is not the same as capturing B2C leads, and it requires an additional effort for catching the attention of your potential…

Of FinTech and Banks: what is the future for financial services?

FinTech and Banks – friends or foes? During the last few years, companies in the FinTech sector have been consolidating their position as leaders in the digital disruption of the financial industry. For many, their strongly technological core and the innovation behind their solutions pose a fatal threat to traditional banking. For others, the success…

How to write an effective Product Announcement (Startup Edition)

Writing an effective product announcement is just as important as the product itself. Your customers can’t really make a good use of your new functionalities if they never find out about them. This is especially true for Startups. In a company where technological advances are the core of its business purpose, new products and features…

The FinTech startup Revolut is now officially a Unicorn

Revolut, one of the fastest-growing FinTech companies in the field of mobile banking, officially became a startup unicorn after raising $250 million in a Series C investment round led by the venture capital firm DST Global. Europe’s fastest-growing startup jumped from a $350 million to a 1.7 billion dollar valuation in only six months, overpassing…

Does Twiends help you get Twitter followers? (my experience)

Let’s be honest: we love looking for shortcuts to make things happen overnight. When I started working at my current company, I was assigned the task to manage our Twitter account, and because I had never consistently managed a corporate Twitter account till then, I was tempted to look for a tool that could help…

3 Startup Marketing Challenges (and how to overcome them)

The startup world is full of infinite challenges. Financial management struggles, budget limitations, insufficient human resources, dynamic markets – and, if this wasn’t enough, the Marketing department isn’t falling behind either. As a Marketing professional with almost 2 years of experience in various startups, I wanted to share the startup Marketing challenges that I’ve faced…

Yandex Metrica: a free analytics and session recording tool for any business

Bringing qualified, high-volume web traffic is the main purpose of every company’s efforts towards building a solid digital presence and attracting the right customers. However, the user’s arrival at your website doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know how to understand his engagement with your company and use it to improve your Marketing strategy. How…

50 common LinkedIn questions you’ve probably asked yourself at least once

LinkedIn is one of the fastest-growing social channels for business networking. However, despite its growing popularity and more than 467 million users, there are still a lot of things that remain unclear about the way it functions. Today, I decided to recompile and answer 50 common (and not so common, but useful) LinkedIn questions that…

The 10 best Digital Marketing Courses for Beginners in 2018 (FREE)

Getting started with Digital Marketing doesn’t have to be difficult – nor expensive. Nowadays, the leading companies in digital transformation are making information accessible for everyone, and you have the opportunity to deep dive in pretty much all areas that interest you. And, of course, there are a lot of courses out there – but…

The 6 types of LinkedIn users: which one are you?

Today, I was feeling entertained, so I decided to publish a different kind of post. As a person who browses LinkedIn a lot, I have started to identify some type of users that regularly appear (or not) on my feed. So, I decided to sum them up into 6 types of LinkedIn users, and see…

7 fancy-sounding Marketing terms that are actually quite simple

In Marketing, we often talk about lead generation, customer acquisition, organic growth, and other bizarre terms that might scare people away or just bore them to death. But don’t worry; you won’t have to call an exorcist if your company is planning to perform an A/B Testing for the new Inbound Marketing campaign designed to…

10 ways to improve your blog writing skills | Content Marketing

Blogging is one of the most essential elements of Digital Marketing. Besides from being a great contributor to search engine optimization, it is also one of the most efficient ways to show your expertise as a company – or a professional. However, a lot of people waste too much time worrying about keywords rather than…

5 reasons to invest in Mobile Advertising backed up by statistics

With the incredible reach of smartphones across the globe, and the steady increase of mobile consumption on a daily basis, it is surprising that a lot of companies are not investing in mobile advertising yet. According to Statista, the mobile penetration is forecasted to reach 67% of the global population by 2019, which will account…

WhatsApp Business App just launched for small business owners

WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging application amongst millennials, just launched a new business app designed exclusively for small business owners. With this app, the company that was founded in 2009 by former Yahoo employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum is seeking to enhance the interaction between companies and customers. Who will benefit…

12 techniques that Instagram Influencers use to engage with their fans

With more than 700 million active monthly users, Instagram has established itself as one of the dominant platforms for Influencer Marketing. In fact, the social network has experienced an impressive growth for the last few years – did you know that it took Instagram only 4 years to increase its users database from 150 million to 700…

8 awesome must-have tools for B2B startups

Building a successful startup can be a challenging task without the right resources. Considering that many young companies start off on a budget, and slowly build their way to the top with a careful investment, it is no surprise that many of them are struggling to keep up with the huge departments of other companies….

The 5 Don’ts of E-mail Marketing

Out of every branch of Marketing, E-mail Marketing has to be my absolute least favorite one. Even as a passionate Marketer, I have to be honest – if you are doing it wrong, it could easily be the most annoying thing ever.  There are number of reasons why E-mail Marketing is quite efficient and really…

The 10 Commandments of LinkedIn networking

If something clearly makes LinkedIn different from other social channels, it is the fact that is not a “fast-food” platform. It is a long-term commitment on creating and nurturing relationships with people who share similar interests. Surprisingly enough, I still find a lot of people who still can’t grasp the concept of business networking. And…

Introduction to SEM for beginners #GoDigital

Money can’t buy everything…but it can buy you ad space on Google. As advertising on TV has become rather obsolete for catching up with millennials, companies have smartly moved towards Digital Marketing and advertising in order to capture clients in their second home: the Internet. Today, we are going to talk about SEM or Search…

Introduction to SEO for beginners #GoDigital

If you are new to Search Engine Optimization, it is not difficult to get overwhelmed with the amount of information out there. It is a lot, it is confusing, and you will probably get frustrated when trying to connect the pieces – I have been there. If this is you every time you read the…

How to check the domain authority of your website

What is domain authority? When it comes to Search Engine Optimization, one of the most important factors that will determine how high you rank on the first pages of Google is domain authority. But what exactly is it and what does it say about your website? Domain authority is a competitive metric that was first…

The power of exclusivity: would you spend $300,000 on this purse?

When quality loses its ability to justify price, the power of brand exclusivity takes its place. Sure, the quality of a $30 T-shirt is probably much better than the quality of a $3 T-shirt. And how about a 300-dollar one? It can’t be that much better, right? At this point, you are no longer buying…