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November roundup: What does it take to bring technology to market?

By Daylin Mantyka 2013-calendar-november

Last month’s contents were newsworthy and informative. Leading the pack was Francis Moran’s post on angel investors and crowdfunding, followed by Maurice Smith’s post on the definition of “Digital Media.”  As always, we had some great contributions from our guest bloggers on presentation skills, leadership, government policy makers and entrepreneurs, among others.

In case you missed any of it, here is a handy recap of our posts, as ranked by the enthusiasm of our readers:

November 14: Angel investors can’t sit on crowdfunding sidelines, by Francis Moran

November 13: ‘Digital media’ evades easy definition, and so proper measurement, by Maurice Smith

November 11: Join Startup Canada for an entrepreneurial invasion of Parliament Hill, by Francis Moran

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Great articles roundup: Public relations, growth, social media, tech trends & customer service

By Daylin Mantyka link

Friday has rolled around yet again, which means we’ve compiled a short list of the top articles we read and loved over the week. Grabbing our attention were posts from Spin Sucks, Fast Company, Social Samosa, memeburn and velocity.

Why newswire services don’t work (and when they do)

In this article, Kate Finley questions the value of newswire services. She states  they may be useful in some limited circumstances but mostly she is finding little value for her clients. Most of all, she says, newswires are not earned media. What do you think: Are newswire services worth their effort in this day and age?

What not to do when growing your company, from a CEO who’s done just that

Les  Kollegian is the CEO of an award-winning communications agency and has had his share of ups and downs. In this article, he recounts five pitfalls he experienced during the growth of his company and then provides insight on how to avoid them. One of the five lessons learned was, “Don’t rush the hiring process.”

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Great articles roundup: Misfit and millennial entrepreneurs, marketing teams and content marketing

By Daylin Mantyka link

It’s Friday — which means that it’s time for the great articles weekly roundup. This week. we selected worthy content from Fast Company, Under 30 CEO and Marketing Tech Blog.

First, an article that dives into the definition and value of a misfit entrepreneur, followed by a post on how to  achieve success through innovation. Next, we selected a slideshow that outlines how to create the optimal marketing organization. Closing the roundup for this week is some real-world advice on developing a unique content marketing strategy in a dev shop.

A brief manifesto for misfit entrepreneurs

Sunmin Kim defines a misfit entrepreneur as a person who has shifted from her or his formal training, such as engineering, to explore other industries by means of developing a business. In this post, Sunmin explores whether or not career pivots offer an edge on the competition or act as a hindrance to progress.

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Great articles roundup: Content strategists, equity, content distribution, social media and startups

By Daylin Mantyka link

Friday is the day for our weekly content roundup. This week, we’ve read and shared a number of interesting pieces published in Fast Company, Techvibes, Forrester Research, SmartBlogs and Forbes.

First, we’ve got an article on content strategists, followed by a post on granting equity in a startup. Next, we’ve selected a piece on the rise of a new discipline, content distribution. Rounding out our selection is an article on monitoring your social media campaigns and a piece on how to get your new business off the ground.

Five must-know things about content strategists

Rusty Weston, a seasoned content strategist himself, knows the ins and outs of this evolving industry. In this thoughtful post, he shares his wisdom to current and future content strategists on how they can best serve the businesses they work with.

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Great articles roundup: Social media, creativity, startups and productivity

By Daylin Mantyka link

It’s Friday again, which means we’ve compiled a short list of the top articles we read and loved this week. Compliments of Social Media Explorer, Startup Professionals Musings, The Huffington Post and V3 Integrated Marketing, these entries were shared extensively throughout the startup and marketing communities.

First up, an article that insists that as marketers, we are still doing social media wrong, followed by a post on identifying and nurturing creativity. Third, we’ve selected an article that summarizes the most effective measurement for startup progress and last, a post that shares top social media productivity hacks.

5 reasons marketers are still doing social wrong

Social media has changed the way people interact online. And, where there are people, there are marketers. Tracy Parsons thinks that the pros are still not using social to their full advantage. In this post, she provides five reasons why we are still doing it all wrong. There is a silver lining, however: Where there are failures, there are also solutions.

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