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John Boitnott
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Attended UC Santa Barbara, St. Ignatius College Preparatory
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3 Tips for Writing better ad copy for awkward subjects #busines  +Inc. 
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Have ads on uncomfortable subjects ever caught your attention? There are reasons why - and you can learn from them.
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If your meeting is a free-for-all, set some ground rules. #startup  +Inc. 
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Is your meeting a free-for-all? Set some ground rules, write an agenda, and cut things short.
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A New Cloud Threat for 2015: The Man in the Cloud Attack
A New Cloud Threat for 2015: The Man in the Cloud Attack
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Is #Outsourcing  the best way to grow your startup? +Inc. 
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Ironically, sometimes you're too busy trying to grow your company to market it effectively yourself.
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Very few people come into Silicon Valley fully versed in how to ask for money from VCs. Here are some alternatives. #venturecapital  +Inc. 
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Forging the know-how and connections that make VC money flow is tough for most founders. Alternatives are worth exploring.
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It's like herding cats on those conference calls sometimes. +Inc.  #business  
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Are so many people on your conference call that it's become a bit like herding cats? Here's how to get it under control.
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How to Drastically Increase the Impact of Your Data Decisions +Inc. 
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Entrepreneurs are often inundated by too much data. You need to cut through it in order to make strong decisions from it.
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Why Every Businesses Needs to at Least Consider #Google Targeted Ads +Entrepreneur 
Google is ubiquitous and its ad targeting is uncannily accurate but many smaller businesses have to weigh carefully if that is the right place to invest their ad budget.
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5 Ways to Quiet the Crazy Chatterboxes on Your Conference Call +Inc. #startup  
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Is your conference call too unruly? Don't get mad. Get organized.
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Focus on Quality traffic. That's where the buyers are. +Inc.  #marketing  
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Just because you've got a lot of traffic doesn't mean people are buying your product.
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Don't be without a work buddy! +Entrepreneur 
Life is too short, and the work day too long, to be without buddies.
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  • UC Santa Barbara, St. Ignatius College Preparatory
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Longtime Bay Area digital media consultant.
Introduction
I have worked at TV, newspapers, radio and internet companies in California for 20 years. I currently write for Inc., Entrepreneur, Venturebeat and SAP Innovations Blog. I have written for NBC, Village Voice, FastCompany and USAToday among others. I was an on-air TV reporter for 2 years in Santa Barbara, and as one of Digg’s power users, I drove millions of visitors to websites all over the world. I also now invest in startups and work with tech entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Before that I wrote, produced, reported, edited, and a million other things for TV stations, radio stations and newspapers since 1994.

I like hiking, working out, watching sci-fi and politics, listening to my favorite band Led Zeppelin as well as classic rock in general, reading spiritual books, fantasy novels like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings. I have a weakness for political and religious discussions. 

I love to draw. I love to do things on the internet. I love being with my friends.
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Got a Masters in Education by the time I was 23. Became a TV reporter in Santa Barbara by the time I was 26.
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Journalist, Digital Media Strategist
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  • Entrepreneur
    Writer, 2014 - present
  • SAP.com
    Writer, 2014 - present
  • USAToday
    Freelance Contributor, 2014 - present
  • Viralheat
    Sr. Account Manager, 2012 - 2013
  • Hasai Inc.
    VP, Business/Development, 2010 - 2012
  • Village Voice Media
    Journalist, Social Media Strategist, 2009 - 2010
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