yBC at the Entrepreneur Country Forum

yourBusinessChannel recently attended the Entrepreneur Country Forum, at the Royal Institute of Great Britain, for a second time

Redefining Data Analytics in a Brave New World

Data analytics has come a long way. Though there is still a long journey ahead, we can now see the road. In this video blog, Big Data Analytics expert Manny Aparicio of Saffron Technology explains why the old approaches to standardisation and business intelligence no longer work. Instead we need data analytics tools that work
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Big data analytics, Moneyball, MIT and corporate treasure

Moneyball is not a lesson in statistics but a lesson in Business Intelligence. Could Big Data analytics be Moneyball 2.0?

Lessons on business from footballers

Footballers, at the top of their game, are not individuals – they are business marketing machines. Businesses turning over millions of pounds a year, with a large team creating value across many areas of interest; music, fashion, stationery, social media etc. Top footballers, it could be said, are similarly placed to CEOs of organisations. They
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Kony 2012: A story is catapulted into our attention

With 100 million views in 6 days, a video released recently is seeing exponential growth in views. Consequently awareness is increasing and action is being taken from those watching. It’s very well produced, hard-hitting, thought-provoking and gives immediate impact. As the narrator says, “there are more people on Facebook now than there was on the
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Social media study 2012: brand websites losing out to social

Global media powerhouse Universal McCann have been undertaking and publishing a major international social media study 2012 documenting web behaviours, preferences and trends over the last few years.  We’ve shared the results of previous iterations of the social media study which have highlighted things like the meteoric rise of social media and that video is
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Entrepreneur.com Chris Brogan advocates use of video in business

Chris Brogan, President of Human Business Works, recently was interviewed by Entrepreneur.com and spoke about the interesting things coming out of video and the brand experiences that can be developed in simply engaging with video. Find the link to the Entrepreneur.com interview here If you’ve not ever heard of Chris Brogan, he is an authority
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Leading industry analyst: spend more on engaging video, less on print, advertising, PR

There is certainly no lack of evidence and analysis which points to content and publishing, and particularly engaging video, as crucially important in the marketing mix in 2012.  In fact, many commentators are saying that brands must “be a publisher” to stand out and even to grow, and that engaging video is key to this.
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Entrepreneurs – here’s one for the diary!

If you are on the lookout for entrepreneurial advice, guidance or inspiration, then mark next Tuesday in your diary.  Imagine having the chance to hear from Julie Meyer (Founder and CEO of Ariadne Capital), Martha Lane Fox (UK Digital Champion and founder of lastminute.com), Paul Lindley (Founder, Ella’s Kitchen) and a dozen other successful entrepreneurs.
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London’s greatest business event

yBC is delighted to have been announced as the official online media partner of the “greatest” business event to hit London in 2012. Taking place at the 02 Arena from 18-20 March 2012, Business 2012 is the brainchild of entrepreneur Vishal Mishal, a young entrepreneur with plenty of motivation and a track record in running
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