Howard

Founder, Startup Marketer

Howard is a Startup Marketer, Blogger & founder of 3 startups. Currently working with a London based Social Gaming startup.

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Week Hacking – How to Plan your Week for Maximum Impact

The time was 4pm, if I wanted to get the train to go meet all my old classmates for the reunion I had to leave an hour ago. However I still had 2 hours work to do (and that was being optimistic) and I couldn’t leave until I have this piece of work shipped. I
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2 Secret Ingredients to your Marketing Plan

This week I spoke to a super passionate crowd of people at Web Summit in Dublin about Growth Marketing. It was a highlight of the conference for me. When my talk finished a queue of eager entrepreneurs formed to come chat. Some to say thanks, some to add to a topic I had been covering,
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David vs. Goliath – Startups pitching to the big guys

This article was originally published on Tech City News How to get your idea in front of big brands You have a great product and initial investment, but getting your idea in front of a major global brand is one of the biggest challenges a startup can face. So how do entrepreneurs break through the
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How to achieve positive ROI from a Conference (& be the best hustler in the room)

I sit on a high speed train, hugging the side of Lake Geneva Switzerland – as I make my way on back to the airport from The Festival of Media Global Conference where I spent the last few days. It’s been a productive few days. Our company won the Hot Company of The Year award,
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A Year in Review – and my Goals for 2013

I’ve been an avid goal setter for years – and I believe it’s one of the most important things that a successful person can do. In this post I’ll share my goals for the year ahead – and review how I did on my goals for last year. Why do I bother? Well there’s a
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How to Grow a Fast Growth Startup

In this video interview, I’m joined Dan Martell, founder of Clarity Dan has launched a number of successful startups in the past decade including Spheric (acquired ’08), Flowtown (acquired ’11) an now Clarity (which has recently hit its 10,000th call milestone) – one of the most powerful products out there for helping new startup founders and
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How to Get Investment for your Startup

In this video interview, I’m joined by Startup Investor Julian Carter Julian is MD and Co-Founder of EC1 Capital – an investment firm that specialises in investing in early stage web and mobile startups. Julian’s fund typically invests $80,000 – $320,000 (£50K – £200K) and Julian is on the look out for great startups to
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Ignite it! Entering a Startup Accelerator

It’s not every day you get to cross a Life Goal off your to do list. That’s exactly what Andy (my business co-founder, awesome developer dude & lover of Muller fruit corners), and I are doing.  We have entered a startup  into a startup accelerator. Entering a startup in a startup accelerator has ben on
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Mobile Marketing Mastery: How to Get to the Top of the App Charts

In this video interview, I’m joined by Entrepreneur, Mobile Marketing expert and founder of Mobile Dev HQ – Ian Sefferman I came across Ian when reading an amazing post he did explaining the fundamentals of mobile app marketing, and I knew he would be the perfect person to discuss the subject of mobile marketing in
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How to Hit 4 million Users in 6 months – A Startup Case Study

                    How to grow your startup from zero users to  million users, in just 6 months? That’s the question I’m regularly asked at startup events when they hear about the success we’ve had with I Am Playr (the social game I work with), which we launched
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How to Prototype a Successful Startup, with Amir Khella

In this video interview, I’m joined by Entrepreneur, startup advisor and user experience designer Amir Khella Amir has designed and helped launch more than a dozen startups (including Ustream, Docverse and many others). His own latest project Keynotopia was launched in 3 hours with a $47.50 budget and had it’s first paying customer in 10
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7 Reasons Why Your QR Codes Suck

                            QR Codes are the Hottest New thing in Marketing, Every Marketing Campaign Needs a QR Code – yep we’ve heard it all over the past year And my, haven’t we seen lots of QR codes. Question time: How many times have
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How to Grow an Influential Community, with Paddy Cosgrave

In this video interview, I’m joined by Irish entrepreneur Paddy Cosgrave, In just 18 months Paddy has created two truly global events that the most influecial names in tech want to speak at and attend: F.ounders and the Web Summit series. Speakers at these events include: the founders of Bebo, Twitter, Skype and Bono to
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How I went from $0 to $7,620 per month (my Lifestyle Design experiment)

              Just over a year ago (before I started this blog) – I went on a mission to be a digital nomad, to work for myself in a ‘location independent’ fashion. In this post I’ll tell you how I went from earning $0 to $7,620 a month while doing most of my work
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What Great Goals Are you Working Towards (and what’s holding you back?)

              What Great Goals Are you Working Towards (and what’s holding you back?) In this post I’d like to ask you an important question: What great goals are you working towards (and what’s holding you back?) So technically there might be two questions in there – sue me Having
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8 Books that Influenced the Influencers

                What book has had the biggest impact on your life? What book, while you were reading it, made you think: ‘Wow – I’ve never thought of things like that before’? Well, you’re not alone. Time and time again – successful people say that ‘reading inspirational books’ was
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The Startup Handbook – My Free Ebook, Available NOW!

The Startup Handbook, by Howard Kingston I’m happy to announce that my eBook guide, The Startup Handbook, is finished! It contains over $4,500 worth of free stuff: tools, tips and resources for first time entrepreneurs from companies such as: Google, Unbounce, 99 Designs, Bing, Optimizely, Appsumo – and so many more And yes, this eBook
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The Startup Handbook 201 Essential Tools, Tips & Free Stuff for First Time Entrepreneurs To download, right click on the link below and choose “save as” or “save target”. Text Version (with color) Click here to download The Startup Handbook Please note that the text file is in a PDF format, so you will need Adobe
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How to Make a Million by 20, with Fraser Doherty

How to Make a Million by 20, with Fraser Doherty In this interview I’m joined by Scottish entrepreneur Fraser Doherty, founder of ‘Superjam’ (which I can confirm is very tasty Fraser Dohery has an awesome story: Age 14 after his Gran showed him her special jam recipe in her kitchen, Fraser started selling Jam in farmers markets
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11 Ways to Get Rockstar Startup Advice

Have you ever wished you had access to experienced startup advisors that could help you with what you’re trying to achieve? We’ve all been there – working on a project of some description – at some point one of the inevitable questions pop into our heads: – Am I doing this right? – What do
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20 Facebook Advertising Mistakes that Could be Avoided (pt 1)

  Love it or loathe it, with 800 million users, Facebook marketing has changed the the way we socialise, interact and market on the web. With instant potential access to 800 million+ users, who have shared enough details about themselves that could make a market researcher wet themselves with joy, it’s little surprise that Facebook advertising is
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How to be Creative (even if you’re not the creative type)?

How can we become a successful creative? Good news is that it’s not just for creative geniuses, but being creative is a skill that can be learnt by us all. In this interview I’m joined by Jonah Lehrer, writer for Wired magazine, The New Yorker and author of many books including recently released: Imagine: How
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The Startup Handbook

Eeeks….You’ve got here a little early – The Startup Handbook will be ready in the next 7 days (mid-May 2012) (and yes it will be full of Startup free tools, resources and tips) To be one of the FIRST people to get a FREE COPY – simply enter your email address below Thanks – any questions feel free
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The 5 Numbers that Actually Matter

What Startup Metrics do you measure? In God we Trust – everyone else bring data – W. Edwards Deming In our online and tech world we now swim in an ocean of data – we could literally spend all day analysing it. I’ve spoken with some successful entrepreneurs about the importance of this in the
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37 Inspirational Quotes to Turbo-Charge your Day

I love inspirational quotes – they’re an eternal source of inspiration to get you fired up with a sense of purpose. Here are 37 of my all time favorite motivational quotes to get you fired up (My all time face the last one – check it out) Hope you enjoy – please feel free to add your favorite
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Personal Branding Secrets – How to Get Noticed

About a year ago – I had 20 followers on Twitter, no presence online and was no more a thought leader in startup circles than your typical Miss America beauty contestant is about geography So I decided to take personal branding a little more seriously. And given that I now receive job offers regularly through my Linkedin
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Game On: Why Gamification Works & 5 Examples You Need to Know About

Gamification. It’s one of the ‘buzz phrases’ of the last year (along with ‘Pivot’ etc) – and, although overused, – much of its popularity is for good reason.  Since beginning working with a Social Gaming startup about 6 months ago – I’ve had my eyes opened to the wonders of ‘game mechanics’ and the impact
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7 Mistakes Every Student Entrepreneur Should Avoid

                      I’m sitting in a café in Durham, North of England – the frosty air sweeps in whenever the door opens, it’s snowing outside but nice and snug in here. I take a sip of my strong expresso. It’s been 2 years almost to the
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How to Achieve Anything – Interview with Dan Brodky-Chenfeld

How do you Achieve Anything? Recently I got the opportunity to connect with World Champion Skydiver Dan Brodky-Chenfeld, author of Above all else: A World Champion Skydiver’s Story of Survival & What it Taught Him about Fear, Adversity & Success.  While training for national Skydiving championships, Dan Brodky-Chenfeld was involved in a plane crash that killed
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How to use a Twitterview to Reach 540,398 People

                      Want to grow your profile on Twitter? Want to grow awareness of your brand without spending a lot of money? Ever hear of a Twitterview but think it was a job interviewer with a twitch? Maybe you should consider a Twitterview! Recently I had
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4 Questions to Ponder Before Making that Big Decision

                      My eyes opened at 6.30 am, 30 minutes before my alarm clock was due to chime. Too early for me to get up for breakfast so I lie there. The first thought to pour into my mind was the decision I had to make
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      Thanks for subscribing! Here’s some of my favourite posts I highly recommend: 10 productivity tips every entrepreneur should know Marketing metrics mastery – with Dan Martell The art of the personal pivot
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How to Start Your First Blog (in just 4 days)

Are you wondering how to start your first blog?  Or have a blog that’s not started the way you liked? Today I spoke to Seth Leonard. Seth is a great guy that helps people start their first blog or website – but unlike most people who does so in exchange for your cash, Seth will show
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How Badly do you Want it? (Truth of Success)

              ‘When you want to be successful as badly as you want to breath, then you will be successful’ – Sean Walker Earlier this week I met a girl at an event. She was smart, good looking and (from what I could pick up from her) talented – she
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How I Got Clarity from Speaking to the Best

It’s midnight as I’m writing this post. I’m a little excited. I rarely (read: never) write blog posts late at night but this is cause for a special occasion. (warning: before you read anymore of this post, if you were in any doubt that I am a complete startup nutter, then you will soon have
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Looking ahead to 2012 – the Goals Post

In my last post I took a look back over 2011 and how I did against my goals for the year. Here I’d like to look forward and set myself some goals for the year ahead. Goals are simply one of the most important things you can do IMHO. Goals are the X on your
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Tipping my Hat to 2011

              Three hundred and sixty five days ago I made a resolution that 2011 would be the year I started a blog (I finally launched this blog on February 27th). Well here I am. I made some other goals for 2011 too (part of my milestones for my bigger
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How to Grow an Awesome Network – Fast

              How do you grow a broad and powerful network,  fast? Time and time again we hear that one of the most important factors to success is having a broad network. People in that network can open doors that are normally shut and put you in the path of
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5 Unexpected Benefits to Blogging

So you’ve figured out what WordPress is, wasted days of your life figuring out how to change the blue wiggly line on your header into a green wiggly line, and you’ve re-written your ‘About’ page 17 times so you don’t sound like a complete twat (although you probably still do). Your blog is finally launched
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A Day in the Life of a Serial Entrepreneur: Mark Bowness

What is it like to have a huge idea and turn it into a start-up? I finally got to meet with Mark Bowness, serial entrepreneur and founder of tribewanted.com which became a global phenomenon and a BBC2 series. Mark is one hell of an inspirational guy who has a knack of coming up with big ideas and
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Never Trust a HIPPO!

              Ever been in a meeting when the most senior person in the room made a ‘gut’ decision – that you felt was plain wrong? You might or might not have been brave enough to question this decision but too often your questioning wasn’t listened to. After the meeting
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Video Marketing, Views, Rankings and Results, with Dan Safkow

How can I use video as a powerful marketing tool for my business or blog? I recently had the opportunity to chat with video marketing guru Dan Safkow, and he told me how to unleash video marketing awesomeness for our business or blogs (I learnt some cool stuff in the process) In this video you
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Million Dollar Report 2, Startup Remarkable

Here’s where I report on how I’m progressing towards my goals of making $1 million in 999 days. Each month I report on exactly how much I made, what things I’ve learned, what I’ve achieved, and of course, all the mistakes I’ve done (oh yes – I’m NEVER short on material for that section!). Expect my
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Growing a Community with Video & Facebook, Nick Pettit Interview

How do you build a community for your business, blog or startup? Recently at FOWA London I got to meet Nick Petit – from Treehouse. Nick shares some really hot tips on using social media to grow your audience into a thriving community. In this interview you will learn: Why video is so effective for
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How to Build a Business from Vision to Exit, Guy Rigby Interview

How do you build a business from vision to exit?  Recently I got the opportunity to connect with Guy Rigby, author of Vision to Exit: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building & Selling a Business. In this interview you will learn: Why you have decide what type of business you want – before you start How
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NOW That’s What I Call Advertising 2.0!

              Remember the last time you watched a TV ad and said to yourself: What the hell was the point of that? You know the ones I mean: lame branding ad, a couple looking miserable until they come across this new [insert rubbish product]. Their eyes meet, they reveal
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Marketing Metrics Mastery, Dan Martell Interview

          What is the most important element of marketing that most business just don’t concentrate on? Last week at FOWA London, I had the pleasure of meeting one of my entrepreneurial heroes: Dan Martell from Flowtown. I see Dan as one of the leading marketers in the world – (crazy considering
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