Utah Student 25 Rides Again-BYU Attracts Sharks (Shark Tank)

US25_LogoAttracting sharks (Shark Tank) is a good thing at the 2015 Utah Student 25 gala held in rapidly growing Lehi at Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn. Electricity fills the air here and the sharks circle in the warm waters of Utah student entrepreneurship. A who’s who of investors, partners, and aspiring business owners all converged here to seize a slice of the American dream.

2014 #1 company, Spencer ...

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Tech…The New Black

Where the crossroads beginsLast month the Wall Street Journal announced it was making changes to their print edition. Among the visible changes, their most popular section, Marketplace, is now called Business & Tech. The change was made to reflect the overall changes in the business world, and how “tech is permeating every industry.” And if the Wall Street Journal revising their headline is not enough of a signal to you, ...

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5 Ways to Help Your News Win

Cool product Press ReleasePress releases can be a controversial topic in the marketing/pr world today. As we’ve shared before, we think the press release has managed to remain a cornerstone for PR professionals in an ever-changing field. There are certain formats and rules to follow when constructing a press release yes, but what you do beyond those formatting quirks can ...

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Our 10 Favorite Utah Businesses

Our top 10It’s no secret that we love being a Utah business! (Have you seen our 20 reasons we love Utah post?) One of the best things about being snuggled in the silicon slopes is the awesome neighbors we get to see and hear about on a daily basis. We’ve picked our favorite ten businesses to spotlight this week. All ...

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3 New Utah Businesses That Are Doing Marketing Right

Utah is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and drive. But what can help take a business from struggling start-up to blossoming business overnight? A genius marketing technique! These three new businesses: NameShark, Illumibowl and Foot Hammock are doing especially well.

never forget another name, be a shark1. NameShark is an app that helps you memorize names so you don’t have to deal with the embarrassment of forgetting one. One of ...

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Roundtable Business Experts Say Utah Valley on the Rise-We Live in a Postcard

UV Bus Round 1Utah and Utah Valley’s future is bright according to some top gurus of business at the UV Convention Center.

Yesterday, I delayed my morning gym workout to respond to the request to participate on an early morning Utah Valley Business Roundtable hosted by Utah Business Magazine (see their blog). It’s humbling to be asked again to offer my input on ...

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Mark Cuban Waxes Wise for Good Social Media for Personal PR

Mark Cuban was recently featured in an Inc. Magazine YouTube video sharing what he knows about safeguarding your online reputation in Social Media. This caught my eye in part because our company, PilmerPR, is in the Public Relations and Online Reputation Management business. It also caught my eye because of my work this past decade launching around four dozen entrepreneurial startups and helping some, like Mozy, AdvancedMD, and Seastone land in the Inc. 500.

Those issues aside, my 5,000 social ...

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5 Guidelines for Social Media Posts That Hit the Mark

Business owners know that the Internet is a gold mine of free marketing directly to your target audience. A simple post on Facebook or Twitter can reach millions of people already keyed in to your products and offerings. But just as not all advertising campaigns are created equal, some social media content will get lost in the fray, while other posts will spread virally.

Obviously, entrepreneurs have a high stake in making the most of their time spent online.While ...

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VidAngel Raises $600k – Streaming Movies & YouTube Clean-Up App For Families – 125,000 video views 1st Day

VidAngel, a website and web app that allows you to stream movies & watch YouTube without the bosoms, blood, or bad words, raised $600 thousand in seed capital from Alta Ventures and Kickstart Seed Fund. Like an ultimate remote control, VidAngel BETA is now available to give movie and video fans the option to filter out offensive content and still enjoy the genius of Hollywood.

“Consumers are more selective than ever, expecting customized products and services,” stated Paul Ahlstrom, Managing ...

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