A fellow aspiring entrepreneur and friend of mine is in desperate need of help. Time is of the essence!
Here's the story:
Two years ago he created his own business that sells custom hand-made clothes and products. He owns a website and is on all of the normal social media. One of his most effective tools to connect with customers is through instagram. He's worked hard over the years to develop a fan base of over 27K followers. Mysteriously, last night this account was hacked. They changed the password, hacked the business email, and have taken control of the brand. This account is the business' main source of revenue and advertisement.
Although he's trademarked the company and taken all the normal preventative measures, the admin. at instagram claims there's nothing they can do to help. Assuming this is true, what are his available options?
Essentially, my friend's ship just got hijacked by some evil bastards and he's going to need a seal team to get it back. [more inside]
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on Dec 3, 2013 -
What do I need to know about promoting my small online business using Google AdWords? [more inside]
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on Aug 26, 2013 -
Small business promotions filter: good source for a US or Canadian service that will (manufacture and) ship one-off promotional items as occasional customer rewards? [more inside]
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on Jan 10, 2012 -
Why do furniture stores rely so heavily on the advertising gimmick of “going out of business” sales? [more inside]
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on Dec 21, 2011 -
Where can I make business cards like the one in this link? http://www.tomnealfilm.co.uk/#223278992 [more inside]
posted by rwmacy
on Aug 10, 2011 -
Have businesses suffered since DVRs became popular and everyone stopped watching commercials?
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on Feb 7, 2011 -
What kinds of advertising options should a new internet startup offer its customers and how should they be priced? [more inside]
posted by tnoetz01
on Jul 29, 2009 -
What are some examples of Medium-High Traffic websites that have successfully started to make money and how did they do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 28, 2009 -
Help me plan a mutually beneficial, strategic partnership with a sponsor for my podcast. Details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 12, 2009 -
My wife recently took her home-based and internet-based candle/incense/etc business into the bricks-and-mortar stage. We have a good idea on what to do for internet advertising, but need suggestions for effective local business promotion. [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck
on Aug 27, 2007 -
I am 19 and starting a small IT business in orange county, CA. I have 3 medium size clients that use me regularly, and I've taken on my first employee part time recently. But I just had my first month where no one needed IT work done, because I'm too good of a job! And this indicates to me that I need to do some proactive advertising. What is the best method of advertising to get my company's name out there? [more inside]
posted by thegmann
on Sep 3, 2006 -
Has anybody had any success making good business out of an online business such as CafePress? [more inside]
posted by arrowhead
on Dec 16, 2005 -
I'm looking to attract new advertisers for my website but don't have the time to "pound the pavement" searching for them. Does anybody know of any websites that have businesses who are looking to advertise?
posted by bamassippi
on Oct 26, 2005 -
What would happen if either Pepsi or Coca-Cola stopped advertising (in America) for their regular Pepsi and regular Coke products? [more inside]
posted by sharksandwich
on Apr 26, 2005 -
Is anyone out there succeeding as an affiliate marketer on the web?
Specifically, I'd like to know if anyone is making money creating Google Adwords campaigns that drive searchers to merchants.
posted by lometogo
on Jan 5, 2005 -
I own a very small company, and I feel that my product is the best in its category. If I can just get my message to the masses, my company will be a success (otherwise I'll have to go back to work for "the man"). What's the best way to ge the message out? I realize that everyone is advertising-averse, and I don't want to consider anything that might irritate people.
posted by yaquina27
on Nov 27, 2004 -
I am the "neighbourhood geek" where I live, and so end up giving away a lot of free tech support. I am perfectly happy to do so, and now plan to start up my own web site where I dispense knowledge I have recently been asked for to the world. Kinda like "SlashDot... for dummies".
If the site gets sufficiently popular I may place some Google ads on it, but first I need to get my site "out there" and so I need to advertise, which I am willing to spend a few currency units on. I was going to use Google AdWords, but I'm really useless at picking keywords.
Are there better places to advertise, based on the target audience (non-geeks and wannabe-geeks) of my site?
posted by Mwongozi
on Nov 7, 2004 -
Are there 'standard' rates for text and banner advertisements? Are there any generally accepted pricing guidelines? Is there a formula a webmaster can use to determine how much they should charge for banners or text ads? What about exclusivity? (More Inside) [more inside]
posted by cup
on May 11, 2004 -
I've just been contacted by an art buyer from a large advertising agency in the US, who is interested in purchasing the use of a photograph I have in a gallery on from my web site for use on a poster for one of their clients. I took the photo myself, still have high resolution versions of it, and have never done this before. How much should I ask for? PS - Make it quick!
posted by armoured-ant
on May 8, 2004 -
Can someone recommend a book or a resource for the small business owner, especially in regards to tech/eCommerce? Not a tech book, but something that can clue me in to 'businessy' stuff like advertising, accounting, employee issues, etc? [more inside]
posted by skallas
on Mar 12, 2004 -