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4 Top Blockchain Trends: Learnings from Block-Con

A converted airplane hangar is not the first place one thinks of when thinking about blockchain technology. However, that is precisely where over a thousand entrepreneurs, investors, and industry enthusiasts gathered on a sunny October day in Santa Monica at Block Con to advance the conversation about cryptocurrency and blockchain.

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Why the Time Has Come to Market a VC Firm with Purpose

In today’s world, consumers increasingly vote with their wallet – choosing companies they respect and chose to support over companies that do not align with their world view. In a recent article, “Competing on Social Purpose,” the Harvard Business Review provided an excellent overview of what sets great consumer companies’ outward story apart from the rest, and strategies for growing a brand that matters.

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4 Focus Areas for Cryptocurrency Marketing

With so many cryptocurrencies launching and gaining prominence in headlines, it’s time to get more sophisticated with cryptocurrency marketing. Instead of relying on industry hype, crypto companies need to build their distinct message and project it into the larger blockchain conversation.

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Influencer Marketing is Dead. Long Live Influencer Relations!

86% of marketers1 have used influencer marketing to move beyond corporate speak and build a more authentic brand. However, as influencer marketing gets more and more popular, a less-effective transactional approach to the method is on the rise.

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How to Avoid Being Called a Scam: 10 Tips Every Blockchain & Crypto Company Needs to Know

Even as blockchain and cryptocurrency gain traction after exploding in popularity, many companies in these fields share a common experience upon announcing their launch: being called a scam.

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From Logo to Launch: The Compcoin Brand Refresh

When Compcoin came to Spark, the company sought a brand refresh to pair with its upcoming token launch. The AI-powered trading platform had existed for years as Fintech Investment Group, a commodity advisory firm.

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How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Marketing Forever

As on-demand and subscription-based services rise, we own less and less. After giving up our DVDs for Netflix and our CDs for Spotify, are cars next? While many of us begin to acquiesce ownership of vehicles for ride-sharing and give up the classic driving experience to artificial intelligence, the way cars and other products are sold is changing drastically.

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How to Podcast for Brands – 5 Advanced Tips

So, you’ve started your podcast—defined your topics, lined up your guests, recorded some episodes—and now you want to really make it stand out. We’re dropping advice to help you with how to podcast for brands in this stage of your podcasting journey.

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3 Big Changes Affecting the Gaming Industry Right Now

Games and interactive media are changing in some pretty big ways. From players to creators and media consumption to interactive performances, these changes are integrating into our lives in ways we’ve never seen before.

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Man Pays $26 Million Dollars for Pizza Delivery: Why Blockchain Matters to You

In today’s parlance, this headline would probably be considered high quality fake news. It does, however, have some accurate underpinnings and is an eye-opening example of the emerging power of the blockchain and why blockchain matters.

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