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Francis Moran & Associates http://francis-moran.com We bring Technology to Market Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:13:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.7 My top three picks from Cape Town’s (disappointing) Design Indaba expo http://francis-moran.com/south-africa/top-three-picks-cape-towns-design-indaba-expo/ http://francis-moran.com/south-africa/top-three-picks-cape-towns-design-indaba-expo/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:26:49 +0000 http://francis-moran.com/?p=16331 By Francis Moran Cape Town’s annual Design Indaba conference and expo, which ran here last week, bills itself as “the leading voice on African design, creativity and innovation.” The conference part, at a hefty R3,000 (C$320) per day for three days, is well beyond the reach of all but the deepest-pocketed around here and was sold […]

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8 Ontario companies to pitch follow-on investment forum http://francis-moran.com/financing-and-fundraising/8-ontario-companies-pitch-follow-investment-forum/ http://francis-moran.com/financing-and-fundraising/8-ontario-companies-pitch-follow-investment-forum/#respond Tue, 13 May 2014 11:30:45 +0000 http://francis-moran.com/?p=16280 By Francis Moran The Network of Angel Organizations – Ontario is having its annual follow-on investment forum in two weeks and eight Ontario companies that previously received angel investment will be looking for additional funding to continue their growth. The eight are: Brain FX, which creates web-and-tablet-based clinical assessment tools that help healthcare professionals measure […]

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Bayview Yards designs released http://francis-moran.com/random-thoughts/bayview-yards-designs-released/ http://francis-moran.com/random-thoughts/bayview-yards-designs-released/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:45:21 +0000 http://francis-moran.com/?p=16209 By Francis Moran It was freezing cold, often quite dark, and always utterly decrepit at the Bayview Yards a couple of weeks ago, but it didn’t take an imagination any more potent than the woeful propane heaters that were bravely trying to heat up the chilly space to share the city’s vision that this broken-down […]

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December roundup: What does it take to bring technology to market? http://francis-moran.com/marketing-strategy/december-roundup-what-does-it-take-to-bring-technology-to-market/ http://francis-moran.com/marketing-strategy/december-roundup-what-does-it-take-to-bring-technology-to-market/#respond Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:58:21 +0000 http://francis-moran.com/?p=16186 Even though we took our usual holiday break in December, we still covered a lot of ground on the blog throughout the month [...]

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PR, marketing and the clean slate of a new year http://francis-moran.com/marketing-strategy/pr-marketing-and-the-clean-slate-of-a-new-year/ http://francis-moran.com/marketing-strategy/pr-marketing-and-the-clean-slate-of-a-new-year/#respond Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:57:52 +0000 http://francis-moran.com/?p=16176 Happy New Year.

The holidays are behind us and it’s time to get back to the grindstone. But while routines are a good thing, slipping back into poor habits, biases, and preconceptions that limit our professional success are not [...]

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Happy holidays http://francis-moran.com/random-thoughts/happy-holidays-5/ http://francis-moran.com/random-thoughts/happy-holidays-5/#respond Tue, 24 Dec 2013 16:34:10 +0000 http://francis-moran.com/?p=16166 From all of us here at Francis Moran and Associates, happy holidays and the very best for 2014. We will resume our regular blog postings on January 2.

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Planning for the New Year http://francis-moran.com/random-thoughts/planning-for-the-new-year/ http://francis-moran.com/random-thoughts/planning-for-the-new-year/#comments Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:06:37 +0000 http://francis-moran.com/?p=16156 I was recently sitting at a hotel bar and overheard a circle of businessmen talking at a nearby table. I couldn't help listening in. What I heard spaced over about an hour was strangely familiar [...]

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Great articles roundup: Social media, content marketing, marketing strategy and startups http://francis-moran.com/marketing-strategy/great-articles-roundup-social-media-content-marketing-marketing-strategy-and-startups/ http://francis-moran.com/marketing-strategy/great-articles-roundup-social-media-content-marketing-marketing-strategy-and-startups/#respond Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:33:21 +0000 http://francis-moran.com/?p=16146 It's Friday, yet again, which means it's time for our weekly roundup. This one happens to be the last of 2013. Over the week, we've read great content from Social Media Explorer, Marketing Sherpa and Startup Professional Musings [...]

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Damn it, Beyoncé: Now all the pundits will say marketing is unnecessary http://francis-moran.com/marketing-strategy/damn-it-beyonce-now-all-the-pundits-will-say-marketing-is-unnecessary/ http://francis-moran.com/marketing-strategy/damn-it-beyonce-now-all-the-pundits-will-say-marketing-is-unnecessary/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:47:22 +0000 http://francis-moran.com/?p=16133 It didn't take long after music megastar Beyoncé dropped her latest release onto Apple iTunes with no advance warning or usual hype-fest for the armchair pundits and marketing deniers to trumpet that marketing was now dead [...]

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Five keys to your presentation success in 2014 http://francis-moran.com/random-thoughts/five-keys-to-your-presentation-success-in-2014/ http://francis-moran.com/random-thoughts/five-keys-to-your-presentation-success-in-2014/#respond Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:43:25 +0000 http://francis-moran.com/?p=16126 The good news – 2013 was a good year for most businesses. The bad news – most business presentations delivered in 2013 still sucked. Whether it’s an investor pitch, an elevator pitch, a customer update, or an important sales presentation, here are five ideas to help make your presentations remarkable in 2014 [...]

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