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What Twitter’s Awkward Teen Phase Means to Marketers

Twitter is one of the largest and most recognized social media companies in the world. It currently boasts over 300 million users, over three fourths of which reside outside of the United States. It has become almost culturally ubiquitous, with hashtags migrating into other forms of media and traditional news outlets using it as a […]

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Measuring ROI in Collaborative Project Management Platforms

As published to Huffington Post Ten years ago, when I was a product manager at Intel, the state of the art in project management was isolated, desktop tools like Microsoft Project that required logging and tracking what everyone was doing. We would hold long meetings where everyone in the project took turns updating action items […]

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Four Vastly Different Industries Primed for Wearable Tech

As published to Entrepreneur Wearable technology got its greatest initial growth in the fitness industry, and it’s come a long way since 1984’s Casio’s Databank calculator watches. The true line of demarcation was introduction of 2008’s original FitBit, with true industry validation and surge generated by the Nike Fuel band in early 2012. Three years later, […]

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Keep It Real and Other Proven Ways to Market to Millennials

Published to SocialMediaToday Members of the millennial generation are expected to spend $10 trillion over their collected lifetime. This is a generation even bigger than the baby boomers, and quickly becoming the most important market segment for advertisers. So big, in fact, Goldman Sachs has identified which brands are most poised to capitalize from this […]

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A New Wave of HR Technology Is Disrupting the Market

As published to Entrepreneur There’s a pattern in the lifespan of human resources (HR) technology companies of the past two decades: they get gobbled up. The pioneering firms in HR technology from the late 1990’s to early 2000’s were mostly acquired by bigger enterprise companies in need of a few product parts. IBM acquired Kenexa, Oracle […]

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Technology Profit and Pivots in the $300 Billion Wedding Space

As published to Huffington Post The global wedding market is now a $300 billion industry. $55 billion of that is the US wedding market, according to an IBISWorld report, and includes over 500,000 businesses, putting 750,000 people to work. And behind all those silk covered buttons and wedding cupcakes, lies a goldmine of killer apps, […]

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Reaching Customers with Advertising: Why Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

As published to Huffington Post Businesses usually only allocate a certain amount of money each year for advertising, hoping to reach as many customers as possible from that. This effort to save money can easily lead businesses to go for the cheapest ad impression cost, assuming that the less they spend on each view, the […]

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Is Growth Hacking a Trend or Here to Stay?

Is growth hacking simply a trendy buzz word or is there more to it? Just how does the job description for a growth hacker differ from a “regular” marketer? Or is this actually a fancy way to describe a marketing professional? Let’s take a look at the growth hacking phenomenon and how it will revolutionize […]