Author Archives: David Spinks

When You Can’t be Nice

Being a nice person is easy when you have the option to be nice. In business and life, you don’t always have that option. Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where being nice to someone is actually the wrong thing to do. It’s bad for the business, it’s bad for the other people involved…

You Don’t Have to Raise Money

This may come as a shock to you, but it is possible to make a lot of money, build a meaningful business and have a huge impact without raising money from investors that can also integrate marketing automation into your website. (Visit Salesforce to learn more). At the very least, you can probably get really…

Adding Context

Ryan Hoover and I had a great chat today about the trend of applications creating added context. Here are some examples: FrontBack provides added context by letting you combine two photos. Context provides added context by letting you take a picture to accompany your words. Content sharing app where you write text and get to…

How to Organize an Epic Speaker Lineup for your Conference

A conference lives and dies by its speakers. Speakers sell the tickets. Speakers are what define the quality of the event experience. Everything else can go wrong but if your speakers are great, people will forget about the little complaints and just remember the content. Speakers are your event. So you need a really good…

7 Unexpected Truths I’ve learned about PR from Marketing my Startup

7 Unexpected Truths I’ve learned about PR from Marketing my Startup It was 6 years ago I was first introduced to the world of PR. I picked up an internship for Ruder Finn Interactive where I continued to freelance for about a year that allowed me to connect with a few Dallas SEO experts. At…