Executive Talk & Hack: Small Business Marketing

Executive Talk & Hack: Small Business Marketing
Event on 2016-09-14 17:00:00
Come to Linked:Seattle "Executive Talk & Hack: Small Business Marketing" and experience targeted and interactive networking at its best.  Our Talk & Hack MeetUp Format has four phases: Listen to and ask questions of our Tech Talk expert panel; Actively participate in one of the Table Hacks (Table Hack Seat) or listen in to one (Auditor Seat) Be introduced to the whole room for your work at the Hack Table and identify professionals to network with during the Table Hack participants' introductions.  Build relationships through one-to-one discussions in our open networking time We will have up to 5 themes for our Hack Tables. Please select in the Registration Form which of the themes are most relevant to your small business marketing skills and experience, as an Executive (Hack Table Seat) or are most interesting to you (Auditor Seat): Social Media Marketing & Social CRM Cross-Cultural/Multicultural Marketing – Diversity & Inclusion Marketing Digital Marketing & Global Online Marketing Marketing Budget & Marketing Return on Investment (ROI) Content Marketing & Employee Social Advocacy/Engagement   EVENT AGENDA  5:00 – 5:30 pm: Registration, Appetizers & Refreshments 5:30 – 5:35 pm: Tech Talk & Hack Kick-Off 5:35 – 5:55 pm: Tech Talk Panel Q&As 6:00 – 6:25 pm: Break Off in Hack Tables of 8-10 Participants  6:30 – 7:00 pm: Table Members and Table Hack Presentations by Table Leaders 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Open Networking  PANEL SPEAKERS & TABLE HACKS  Terry Loving and Olivier Taupin will lead the Social Media Marketing & Social CRM Talk & Hack. Terry is a Social Media Marketing consultant helping small business owners to design and implement their Social Media strategy. Olivier is CEO of Next Dimension Media and founder of some of the largest LinkedIn Groups, such as 1M-member Linked:HR, 250K-member Linked:Energy, and 54K-member Linked:Seattle. Special table guest is Richard Ang, former CTO of Microsoft, now CEO of NEPOSMART. Richard is looking for answer for his startup's social media strategy.  Samuel Rodriguez, CEO of BizDiversity.net is bringing a team of consultants and experts to help small business owners implement their cross-cultural marketing strategy. BizDiversity FREE online community's purpose is to support the expanded influence of diversity in the mainstream business culture. They do this by providing tools, diversity strategies, tactics and leveraging the principles of inclusion. We will announce soon the other Subject Matter Experts in charge of the other Hacks. We are thriving to make sure our Table Hack participants have the best Hack Leader we can find. Stay tune!   OUR CHARITY SUPPORT 10% of ticket sales will be donated to ChickTech, nonprofit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers.    OUR SPONSORS:                LOCATION ACCESS & FREE PARKING:Conveniently located in the heart of Bellevue's work district, on I90 (Exit 11, Eastgate), the Embassy Suite by Hilton, fully renovated early this year, offers over 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space and is ideal for professional networking events, like our Linked:Seattle's MeetUps. There is ample parking, located adjacent to the building. Registration is at the Atrium. The building is handicap accessible.     SPECIAL THANKS! Thanks to the Embassy Suites by Hilton for offering not only their banquet facilities, appetizers, and refreshments, but also the most efficient & high-quality service we have received MeetUp after MeetUp.  We highly recommend the Hotel for business functions, business travelers, and also for wedding receptions. Ask for Riccardo Marossa, Director of Sales & Marketing, a loyal member of Linked:Seattle, and make sure you mention you're a Linked:Seattle member too to get a discount:  Ricardo email is riccardo.marossa@hilton.com and his phone (425) 772-9907.  Thanks to BizDiversity.net for sponsoring our Cross-Marketing/Multicultural Marketing Hack Table. BizDiversity is a multicultural business community whose purpose is to support the expanded influence of diversity in the mainstream business culture. They do this by providing tools, diversity strategies, tactics and leveraging the principles of inclusion. Ask Samuel Rodriguez for more information on how to expand your multicultural customer base: Samuel email is sam@bizdiversity.net and his phone (206) 489-2640.  Thanks to eBarterExchange Seattle for sponsoring our Social Media Marketing & Social CRM Talk & Hack table. Launching this month, the eBarterExchange network facilitates business trade locally and nationally. It enables businesses to earn credits or trade dollars that can be spent on anything in the eBarterExchange Marketplace and at Member locations. We've teamed up with a Global Alliance of business owners that love to trade and expand the cash flow in their business. In this launch phase, there are exclusive positions available. Contact Terry by email (terry@terryloving.com) or by phone (206 200 0914) for more information and to request your professional press release – no cost no obligation – distributed nationally to increase your visibility online.   

at Embassy Suites Hotel
3225 158th Avenue SE
Bellevue, United States

How to Get Rich and Internet Famous: Hack Your Sales and Personal Branding Strategy

How to Get Rich and Internet Famous: Hack Your Sales and Personal Branding Strategy
Event on 2016-08-22 18:30:00
There’s a lot of terrible information in the social media/online marketing/growth marketing space. London-based Vincent Dignan returns to L.A. for his legendary talk on sales and public speaking. This talk intends to deliver, in real-time, real value to attendants; including how to quickly grow a community online, form a substantial pre-launch strategy, how to ensure your emails and tweets get seen/answered, creating easy workflows, content marketing and user/customer acquisition. Attendants will leave with many practical methods that will be useful in executing a personal growth and sales strategy (free) applicable to many industries, actionable immediately. This session will uncover the tips and tricks the big startups have used, as well as secret hacks Vincent has used with clients he has worked with at his agency, Magnific. What You’ll Learn How anyone can grow a personal brand, including step-by- step guides and email templates The tricks and secrets other social media marketers don’t want you to know. It’s relatively straightforward to create a buzz in your industry, just as others do up the road in Hollywood. Sales (and selling yourself) is the key to getting ahead in a very competitive market. You'll learn: 1. How to create strategies on channels which will bring sales 2. How to get answers from experts for virtually any questions 3. How to build your personal online assets which can take with you from job to job/each startup project -including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn 4. How to get your emails seen/opened/clicked 5. A walkthrough of every area of sales you can follow – including how to use different channels of social media/email to bring traffic/leads. About the Speaker London-based Vincent Dignan is a writer and professional speaker who helps grow early-stage companies through a combination of rapid social media growth, and guerrilla community management tactics. He founded planetivy.com & screenrobot.com. They have received nearly 20 million pageviews, while content he has overseen for other clients has received over 150 million page views so far. His growth hacks have seen companies go from zero to thousands of signups/followers/users virtually overnight. His company, Magnific, beat 1500+ other startups to be accepted into prestigious accelerator Techstars London. He was asked by The Duke Of York to help his companies at Pitch@Palace 4.0 and boost social media on the night of the event at St. James’s Palace with The Duchess of York. He has been interviewed in Inc, New Statesman, TechCrunch, and The London Economist , and has written for the likes of Huffington Post and Tech City News. He put on secretsauceconference.com, a one-day conference to help London startup entrepreneurs boost their companies. It attracted 600+ attendees throughout the day and night event. His company has driven thousands of followers, conversations, and signups for other startups. He has given talks at conferences and events around the world on content marketing, social media, growthhacking, and user acquisition. His "growth hacking in real time" talk was voted best talk at SXSW V2V 2015 in Las Vegas. He is the cover star of, and guest-edited, the February 2016 issue of “Disrupts” in London UK. He recently completed a 30-date speaking tour of the United States, speaking at 11 different cities, including AT&T conference in Austin (for SXSW 2016), UCLA, and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre (San Francisco). His first book, “Secret Sauce: A Growth Hacking Playbook” has raised over ,000 on Indiegogo. If you're looking to increase your users/traffic/revenue, you'll like this. If you're looking to get into digital marketing and don't know where to start, you'll definitely like this. And if you want to grow your business, you'll LOVE this. Lots of actionable, practical advice: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/secret-sauce-a- step-by- step-growth- hacking-guide- -2/x/14336784#/ By signing up to this event, you agree that you may be contacted by Cross Campus and Vincent Dignan for future events and announcements. Your details will never be passed onto third parties.

at Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, United States

How to Hack an Election

How to Hack an Election
Sepúlveda's career began in 2005, and his first jobs were small—mostly defacing campaign websites and breaking into opponents' donor databases. Within a few … “I'm 100 percent sure it is,” he says. …. Brazilians, in his view, develop the best malware.
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Web performance analytics vendor Soasta raises million
47 in the Internet Retailer 2015 Top 500 Guide), FreshDirect LLC (No. … Soasta counts 49 of the top 100 Internet Retailer brands as clients of its performance analytics platform, the company says. … report from February focused on the growth of …
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'Thousands of popular sites' at risk of Drown hack attacks

'Thousands of popular sites' at risk of Drown hack attacks
In practice, older email servers would be more likely to have this problem than the newer computers typically used to power websites. But many organisations reuse encryption certificates and keys between the two sets of servers. The researchers dubbed …
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UK Internet Providers Expand Pirate Site Blockades
After a series of High Court orders obtained since 2012, six of the UK's major ISPs are required to block access to dozens of the world's most popular 'pirate' sites. Over the past several years the number of blocked domains has expanded to well over 1 …
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Consumers finding trust in hotels websites over other sources says study
It also picks up on some interesting trends around how many sites consumers visit – it's not the more than 20 sites often cited from Google research. According to Fuel, it's 10 or fewer, but on average between four and six. There's also some …
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US presidential candidate websites easy to hack, says report

US presidential candidate websites easy to hack, says report
But on cybersecurity, nearly all of the top presidential candidates would fail, according to a new report. Of the leading five candidates, Jeb Bush and Bernie Sanders were rated as having the worst protected campaign websites because they used …
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Multi-Housing News and Commercial Property Executive Launch New Websites
The new websites allow readers to access information in a variety of ways and choose what is of top interest. Readers can narrow the focus to specific cities or regions, property types, or business verticals and gain new perspectives through executive …
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Ashley Madison Hack Leads To New Business For SEOs & Online Reputation

Ashley Madison Hack Leads To New Business For SEOs & Online Reputation
A WebmasterWorld thread has SEO tips for those people who were impacted by the Ashley Madison data breach. I even spotted one SEO on Twitter claim he received three calls in a single day specifically about helping remove their names from Google as it …
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SEO: Rankings Don't Indicate Performance
Owners and managers are obsessed with rankings. They search on Google for something, they see an immediate result, and they make assumptions on their search engine optimization program's performance. Here's how to dispel the myth that rankings …
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Key To SEO Copywriting Success
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Top Hong Kong universities caught up in major hack attack on more than 100

Top Hong Kong universities caught up in major hack attack on more than 100
Speaking to the South China Morning Post via Twitter, where they initially publicised the attack, the hacking group said organisations were targeted as "they were part of the top one million most active websites on the net". Hong Kong Polytechnic …
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The top ten shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC in May 2015
The first week we looked at the top pirated shows and last week we looked at the top shows on Netflix and Hulu. For this week's analysis, we take a dive into the top shows on the major broadcast networks' websites (ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC). As the …
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Design It Yourself: Website Platforms To Make You Shine
Despite all the complexities that go into building a custom small business website, this process still follows some relatively predictable patterns. When these patterns are compiled into an application, they open up the potential to create tools that …
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Women Catalysts with Zakiya Harris, Co-Founder of Hack the Hood

Women Catalysts with Zakiya Harris, Co-Founder of Hack the Hood
Event on 2015-05-27 18:30:00

Join Women Catalysts for a night of community building and an inspiring interview with Zakiya Harris, co-founder of Hack the Hood and our Catalyst of the month.


As always, 100% of ticket sales from Women Catalysts events goes directly to our speaker's cause of choice. This month, ticket sales will benefit Zakiya’s non-profit, Hack the Hood. Hack the Hood is an award-winning non-profit that introduces low-income youth of color to careers in tech by hiring and training them to build websites for real small businesses in their own communities.  During workshops and 6-week "Boot Camps," young people gain valuable hands-on experience building mobile-friendly websites, executing search engine optimization, and helping businesses get listed in local online directories. In addition to relevant technical skills, youth also learn critical leadership, entrepreneurship, and life skills under the guidance of staff members and volunteer mentors who are professionals working in the field.

Schedule of events:

6:30-7PM Guided networking

7-7:30PM Interview with Zakiya and Q&A with the audience

7:30-8:30PM Guided networking

About Zakiya:

Zakiya Harris is a Change Strategist, Artist and Educator working at the intersections of entrepreneurship, 21st century education and creative transformation. Zakiya is a co-founder of nationally recognized projects Impact Hub Oakland, Grind for the Green, Hack The Hood, Earthseed Consulting, and a Fellow of Green For All and Bold Food.

Zakiya holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Rutgers University, and attended New College of Law before leaving to pursue her lifelong passion of teaching. In her spare time, you can find her singing her heart out with her band Elephantine, reading African Sci-Fi or watching Foodtube with her 9 year old daughter.

at Weebly Inc.,
460 Bryant St.
San Francisco, United States

'Five Eyes' Spy Agencies Planned to Hack Samsung and Google's Mobile Support

'Five Eyes' Spy Agencies Planned to Hack Samsung and Google's Mobile Support
The documents obtained by Edward Snowden and published by CBC on May 21, 2015, revealed plans from as early as 2011 from major spy agencies to attempt and compromise Google and Samsung servers to spy on their mobile users as well as a major …
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Elon Musk is terrified that Google is creating evil robots
'He opened up about the major fear keeping him up at night: namely that Google's cofounder and CEO Larry Page might well have been building a fleet of artificial intelligence-enhanced robots capable of destroying mankind', Vance wrote. 'I'm really …
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Google's move reveals challenges for downtown Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR — Google's decision to build a new corporate campus in northern Ann Arbor is another sign of the city's economic momentum, but it also exposes a lurking crisis for the growth prospects of downtown. Construction cranes dot Ann Arbor's …
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