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Tony Adam

Entrepreneur, Marketer, Aspiring Polymath

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Tony Adam
April 16, 2011 0
  
     

Tony Adam is Founder and CEO of Visible Factors (a Prime Rank Media, Inc. company), has been in technology since 2000 and online marketing since 2003. Tony is an entrepreneur, startup advisor, and regular speaker at many technology and marketing conferences, including SMX, PubCon and SXSWI.

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Technology
Stop Complaining About Search and Content Based Business Models
February 14, 2011 1
  
     

There is so much buzzing in the search industry from @arrington writing about why he thinks search still sucks and JCPenney being busted for paid linking. And, just weeks ago Google busted Bing for copying search results...or did they? Whew, I felt like that was one big run on sentence without no end in sight. And, to be honest, the story of search does not have an end in sight. This is a positive for innovation.

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SEO
An InHouse SEO's story of feeling beaten down but always moving forward
February 8, 2011 38
  
     

always moving forward
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Career
Decision Making: How to be Better and Faster
January 28, 2011 4
  
     
Decision Making Being a good decision maker is one of the toughest things to be. It isn't just about being smart, but, also has a huge dependency on being able to make quick decisions and think on your feet. Some of the best decisions that I've seen people make were on the spot and a decision had to be made right there. It is extremely important to startups to think this way, which is why I thought it was important to start a conversation about the topic. (more…)
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Networking
Professionalism: Let's have a toast for the douchebags
December 28, 2010 10
  
     

One of my favorite quotes I try to remember every day is by Nas. In the song "Favor for a Favor" he recites "Favor, for a favor, that's how we do business." This is pretty much how people should operate. Now, I am not saying we should be literally counting the favors, but, at the end of the day, if someone helps you out, you shouldn't let it go unnoticed. Most people might see this post as tangential at best, if so, feel free to move on. But, I've been thinking about this for a long time, so I figured, why not make it a 2011 resolution.

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SEO
Presentation: SEO & Social Media for Communications Professionals
October 12, 2010 2
  
     
Thanks to Erik Deutsch, I had the opportunity to speak to a great class at UCLA tonight about SEO and Social Media for Communications Professionals. (more…)
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Networking, Slideshow
Creating Relationships vs. Selling and Closing: It’s all about Partnerships
July 27, 2010 8
  
     

If you know anything at all about me, it's likely that it's this- I’m ALL about the relationships that I create. I'll never blatantly walk up to someone and tell them they should be buying a product or service. It’s just not my style. Granted I’ll shamelessly self-promote something, but that's typically just for the sake of shits and giggles.

Relationships vs. Sales

For me, it’s never been and never will be about trying to win a client for the sake of numbers. It’s about creating an everlasting relationship that's going to benefit everyone. Now that doesn’t mean I can’t close deals or win clients over, I'm just not direct and blatant about it. Again, I’m ALL about relationships.

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Career
Job Hopping: A resume doesn't tell the whole story
April 25, 2010 9
  
     
I'll start by saying this, I agree with Mark Suster's points to never hire job hoppers, but, sometimes there is more to a story than a resume holds. And, according to Jason Calacanis, I might be a Gen Y Trophy Kid, but, in my opinion, there is more to it than meets the eye in some cases. My thoughts and opinions are those of my own and I will always stand behind them, but I do apologize in advance if this post offends anyone or is in fact unhappy with the stance. (more…)
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