Startups Need To Embrace Zero Paid Media Marketing Forbes 10.19.13The power and influence of paid media advertising, including print ads, TV commercials, radio, and even online digital campaigns is waning, in favor of unpaid earned and owned messaging from your website, social media, key market influencers, and existing customer word-of-mouth.How Tech Startups Can Reach Brands Ad Week 10.29.13The classic mistake of failing to understand the needs of a potential customer is the main obstacle preventing startups from forging relationships with brands, either directly with marketers or via their roster shops, according to a panel of leaders from those worlds that gathered at Young &amp; Rubicam this afternoon.10 Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Launched my Kickstarter Campaign Entrepreneur 11.5.13Here are our top tips for executing a stellar campaign from 10 Kickstarter campaign creators.Microsoft to announce incubation partnerships at DEMO AfricaVentureburn 10.24.13DEMO Africa is one of the continent's biggest startup events, so it tends to attract the odd news announcement from big players and investors. The latest will see Microsoft announcing a series of partnerships with a number of African incubators.Q&amp;A: What do Investors Want? Startup Primer. Up and Running Blog 10.23.13 Here's a simple primer on the basics of business investment for startups5 Massive PR lessons learned from working with startups in Africa Ventureburn 10.23.13As a marketing and brand elevation specialist, my interest lies in how companies drive growth and achieve long-term success through establishing strong brands. Over the years, I've learned some hard-won lessons of how companies can use marketing to go from start-up to established, successful business.5 Tools Your Business Needs for 2014Young Upstarts 10.25.13Like it or not, we're in the last few months of 2013. That means it's time to start thinking about how to improve your business for 2014. We've got five essential tools your business needs for the next calendar year, regardless of where you are in your fiscal cycle.How to Launch a Startup Without Writing CodeOn Startups 10.21.13There is an unspoken rule: to launch a startup, you need to build a product, and to do that you need someone that can write code. Whether that means chasing down a technical co-founder, learning to code, or even building that "Lean MVP" - the conventional wisdom is that without tech abilities you're nothing more than a dude (or dudette) with a PowerPoint. A growing number of startups, however, are quietly disproving this assumption.SoundCloud Now Reaches 250 Million Visitors In Its Quest To Become The Audio Platform Of The WebTechCrunch 10.29.2013Today at Disrupt Europe, SoundCloud co-founder and CEO Alexander Ljung took the stage to share two new updates and share his thoughts on the music industry, music startups and more.The Promotional Power of "Prankvertising" Entrepreneur 10.27.2013Halloween's coming, and with it Mischief Night&#8212;which means it's the season for pranks. Brands are a little bit ahead of the game, though. They've been pulling pranks for months, with the intention of snagging the attention of often-distracted online observers. New from the [L]earned Media BlogGoogle Changes the Game for Marketers10.28.2013As we all know content is key to any marketer, and being able to track Google keyword searches for your content is even more key. Well, this past month, Google announced that it would stop telling publishers and advertisers the top performing keywords that are driving to their site.Content Marketing Help to "Pull Loads of Girls"10.23.2013The International Content Marketing Summit has recently come out with a video imitating Apple's old "Get a Mac" campaign. In this video, they reaching consumers to picking up girls, demonstrating how you're more likely to "pull loads of girls" using the practices of content marketing rather than traditional media.Getting the Most Out of Google Analytics 10.25.2013Google Analytics is a powerful tool that has the potential to significantly improve your content-marketing campaign at no cost whatsoever. By fully leveraging all the data-driven tools and assets that Google Analytics provides, businesses will be able to construct extremely detailed and focused content that directly affect their customersCheck us out on Facebook at MediaBizBloggers.comFollow our Twitter updates @MediaBizBloggerThe opinions and points of view expressed in this commentary are exclusively the views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of MediaBizBloggers.com management or associated bloggers. MediaBizBloggers is an open thought leadership platform and readers may share their comments and opinions in response to all commentaries.