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November 21 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

If this Bill Passes, The Angel Investment Community is Dead and Companies Like Kickstarter Take Over

H.R. 2930 appears to be just another US Congressional Bill winding its way through the system. Yet I can imagine most Professional Angel Investors recognize (or should) the bill and its potential impact on their livelihood.  The House has already passed it with a 95% majority. It’s now on to the Senate and possibly the White House. If the bill passes (watch the latest Congressional Bill Progress), you can say good bye to the Professional Angel ...
November 16 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

How to Improve Social Business Adoption as Told by IBM (Part 1)

I typically like to provide context around discussions with industry thought leaders and Executives of the Fortune 500.  Yet some discussions should simply be left untouched and published as-is. It’s not a short article, but the insights around IBM’s journey to becoming a Social Business is remarkable and a must read for those that are in charge of the Social Business program at their companies.  Key Learnings: When IBM experiments ...
November 10 2011Posted by: Mark Fidelman

The Most Influential People in Performance Marketing (infographic)

The Performance Marketing industry has grown in complexity, making it difficult to separate the professionals from the second-tier players and unscrupulous amateurs. But while the industry can be complex--and even turbulent as laws, practices, and legislation try to keep pace with tactics-- it also is too important to ignore. Talented performance marketers with solid ethics can change your business. They can show you what really works in the digital ...