Darius Fisher: Fixing Reputations One Google Search at a Time

In the age of social media, real-time content and digital commerce, one misstep can create a cascading public relations nightmare. How do you control the damage? That’s where digital crisis expert Darius Fisher comes in. He’s the president and co-founder of the Austin, Texas-based online reputation management firm Status Labs. Fisher and his staff handle PR catastrophes for corporations and public figures. They fix digital reputations.

According to Fisher, no one can afford to ignore their online reputation because Google search results are often the first impression you make. He recently told Business Wire that “while you can’t completely control your digital footprint, you can positively impact your online presence.”

Fisher was recently named in PR Week’s 2015 Innovation 50, which recognizes the rising stars in tech PR, and digital communications in the agency, in-house, and social media sectors. The Daily Beast likened him to Scandal’s (ABC) “Olivia Pope & Associates for the Internet.”

But it’s not all about putting out fires. Fisher says the ultimate goal is to preempt disaster by helping clients take control of their online images before issues arise. Status Labs does this by helping clients create compelling online content which engages their audiences, drives participation and builds sales. Fisher told DuJour Magazine that it’s critical the content be genuinely interesting, or it won’t create the kind of audience engagement needed to affect Google search results.

Since opening in 2012, Status Labs has grown to 30 employees and has added offices in New York and São Paulo, Brazil. The company reports it works with over 1500 clients in more than 35 countries, including Fortune 100 brand. Fisher and Status Labs also received honorable mentions this year from the New York Times and Yahoo! News for their role in assisting victims of the Ashley Madison hack.

After graduating with honors from Vanderbilt University, Darius Fisher worked as a political consultant and copywriter. As co-founder and president of Status Labs, Fisher set out to build the premiere online reputation management, digital marketing and public relations firm on the premise that in the age of digital business, your online reputation is your reputation.

Choosing A Reputation Management Company

Status Labs announces the addition of a new board advisor, Mike Paul, to the company. Mike Paul is president of Reputation Doctor, and is considered one of the experts in crisis PR. Paul has great experience in providing strategic insight and counsel and comes highly recommended in the industry. Darius Fisher, President of Status Labs, is glad to have Mike Paul on board and feels that they made a smart decision that will enable them take the company to a higher level of success.

On the internet reputation management is a public relations solution used by establishments and people to shape the way they are viewed online. This consists of looking for credentials, getting in touch with many people online, creating beneficial references and information, and suppressing adverse web content found on the Internet.

A number of firms provide reputation management services for a fee and a number of businesses maintain an online reputation management department in their public relations office, with several full-time staff members responsible for handling the establishment’s reputation on the internet.

For many companies and corporations, having a full-time staff and online reputation department can be a big hassles and is not cost-effective. So the solution is to turn to online reputation management firms. That’s where Status Labs comes in.

Status Labs is a highly recommended online reputation management firm, providing services to numerous clients. Status Labs has a team of qualified and experienced reputation management professionals who can find and remove dubious or negative content from the Internet.

Ideally, one of the most effective ways for individuals and companies to eradicate bad reputation and negative reviews and establish a positive online reputation is to create, useful, newsworthy content that attracts the attention of renowned news sites and networking websites.

Status Labs is great at using this strategy and other powerful techniques to remove or suppress undesirable information and promote positive, favorable content. Status has provided reputation management solutions for many years and is considered a top rated firm in the industry. Clients are extremely satisfied with the quality, effective services provided by Status Labs.

Coriant Wants To Compete In The Cell Phone Market

The cell phone market is cluttered with companies that sell cell phone minutes and data to their companies, but some companies do not own their own networks. Coriant owns a system of networks, and the company wants to begin competing in the cell phone market with much larger brands. Coriant’s board of directors needed strong leadership, and they hired Shaygan Kheradpir to lead the effort. This article explains what Shaygan can do to help Coriant progress into the future.

#1: Coriant Needs Digital Devices

Coriant does not have a background in devices, but the company must begin to create its own devices to compete. Every large cell phone carrier in the world has a few of its own products, and Coriant will make more money when using their own products. Shaygan has a background in production that began at GTE Labs and Verizon. He created a prototyping plan that lasts only 30 days, and it is conceivable that Coriant could beat its competitors to the market in the future.

#2: Cell Phone Communication Experience

Shaygan has decades of experience in the cell phone communication industry, and he brings all that experience to Coriant. Shaygan was a production manager at Verizon who was promoted to the executive team. He was the first person working in technical development to move to the executive suite, and he has worked with Juniper Networks after his time with Verizon. Coriant needs a strong industry veteran, and there are few people with as much experience as Shaygan.

#3: Coriant Must Start Strong

Coriant must start strong if the company wants to make an impression on the cell phone market. The average American consumer has never heard of Coriant, but the name will become instantly popular with brand new cell phones, reasonable plans and quality customer service. Shaygan provides the best chance for Coriant to succeed, and the company is hoping he will make a splash when their first products are released.

The cell phone world will have a new competitor in Coriant, and Coriant wants Shaygan to help create a proper business plan. Their insertion into the market will be successful with Shaygan’s help.

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How FreedomPop Has Managed To Change The Mobile Phone Market In The USA

FreedomPop is not your traditional mobile phone carrier network. In a recent couple of months, the company has been giving main and traditional MVNO carriers a headache. The company is well-known when matters related to giving away data bundles, text and voice are concerned. The company also offers up sells on extra voice minutes as well as voicemail. Different with other similar companies who buy bulk data and then resell to their customers at a cheap margin, FreedomPop negotiates with data re-sellers and pays for only what its customers use.

In the very recent development, the company has raised not less than $50 million for expansion purposes. The amount is to enable it roll out beyond just the US market and help in launching its international products as well. Among the products is a brand new free WiFi hot spot that it plans to sell at only $49.99 and it will give users access to free data and calls across multiple regions.

Contrary to its earlier similar funding, FreedomPop did not disclose the investor. However, the company CEO said that it is a very large private-equity group and investor. The reason the company does not want to reveal the name as yet is because it is at an advanced stage to integrate the company with another mobile phone services company.

With the latest funding, the company has almost approached the $1 billion valuation mark. In total, the company has been able to bring its total funding to not less than $109 million. The latest investment partner is in plans to integrate the company with other assets in its portfolio. The company CEO says that its expansion in the international market has been very strong and that it plans to improve.

FreedomPop is a wireless mobile phone and internet service company based in Los Angeles, California. The company is phenomenally known for providing wireless voice, data and text services on both Sprint’s and Clearwire’s networks.

So far, the company has been able to expand to the international markets like the UK where it has been received very positively. The company was founded in 2011, and it has made very noticeable steps in its service delivery. It has also managed to launch its line of cheap phones that are compatible with its network. However, the most important thing is the fact that it is nowadays recognized as a main player in the mobile phone industry and one who has managed to turn the market around when it comes to offering low prices.

Unique Strategies for Success

With the emergence of entrepreneurs who are very technologically savvy and well aware of how today’s current technology can impact their business, today’s entrepreneurs are busy using every new strategy they can find in an effort to attract more business their way. However, while this is definitely needed in today’s world, this by itself does not necessarily guarantee success. If there is any entrepreneur who understands this, it’s Brad Reifler. One of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors since the early 1980s, Brad has established himself as one of today’s brightest business minds just from his financial tip articles alone. Having started numerous companies from scratch, he has proven time and time again that while knowing the latest technology is always beneficial, many other things must be done to make a business viable.

Of all the skills Brad possesses, most people would attribute his business success to his thirst for knowledge. Always studying the latest sales strategies and other factors that go into making a business successful, he then takes those strategies that apply to his businesses and makes each one a unique fit for his world. For example, while CEO at Pali Capital in the 1990s, he was focused on developing new sales strategies for his team. After reading about some, he got together with his sales team and went to work making them even more effective. After a few weeks, the sales team put them into action. Needless to say, their results paid off, with Pali reaching an astounding $1 billion in commission income by the time Brad left the company. Proving to the business world that he had what it takes to succeed, Brad has never forgotten the lessons he learned during that experience. As a result, he learned not to be afraid of failure, but rather embrace the challenge and move forward.

One look at Brad’s beautiful New York home and you can see that he’s definitely experienced some success.  Now he’s focusing his efforts with his new conglomerate, Forefront Group.  They have focused on providing new investment opportunities to those that otherwise wouldn’t have them.  Including the middle class, who are previously closed off from making these types of moves.

Kyle Bass Predicts Wall Street Bears For 2016

On a recent episode of “Halftime Report”, Kyle Bass brought a grim outlook for the future of America’s economy to the table. Perhaps it’s only a short future, but considering the general atmosphere of economic decline America has been experiencing recently, the numbers become a bit staggering.

Bass knows that America’s economy is largely involved in China’s economy right now, and he also knows that in China, the banking system is lending in excess of its means. Bass has drawn parallels between the economic crisis in Europe, and the economic crisis in China. He has demonstrated how in both cases, banks have lent in excess of regional countries’ GDPs, facilitating incremental collapse, or at the very least an expanding bubble destined to burst. According to Bass, such bursting bubbles are merely what’s called a “credit cycle”.

Credit isn’t money; it’s like a socially acceptable “IOU”. “My credit is good,” says the rich man; and the poor driver knows by the man’s clothes and bearing that his credit is indeed good. But in China, the rich men have been using that line too much, and they’ve plum transcended their means.

The Gross Domestic Product of China is only about ten trillion a year. Meanwhile, the banks have the country on the line for thirty-five trillion, and surrounding countries have been aggressively lending to China in order to have a controlling stake in her when the dominoes start to fall. But what those countries don’t realize is that when the dominoes fall, they’ll be knocked over as well. Most countries surrounding China have substantial investment in the country, meaning if her economy goes belly up, others will soon follow–including the USA. Bass believes 2016 could see an American economic decline of between ten and twenty percent precisely because of the shenanigans in China.

There’s good reason to believe blogger Bass’ predictions. An Argentine who currently manages hedge funds in Texas, Bass successfully predicted the debt bubble America blew in 2008 would collapse around the housing market, and he hit that nail on the head. He also successfully predicted economic shortages in Japan, and has been able to legally manipulate the stock market through his organization “The Coalition For Affordable Drugs”. The CAD was able to decrease cost on several big-ticket pharmaceuticals, against which Bass short-sold stock, and made a pretty penny.

Bass is also involved with Argentina’s president, socialist Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, so his motivations in these economic climes are anything but clear. UsefulStooges have done their job reporting Kyle Bass’ gambler investment ways.  What is clear is his acumen in predicting market collapse. So far Bass has a fairly solid track record. Will that record remain solid during 2016? It seems likely, but there’s no real way to predict future outcomes except metered guess work.

Unresolved Challenges Cause Homejoy To File For Bankruptcy

Homejoy Inc. Made the announcement on their website page that they will no longer be in business. The company, that started in 2013, was an online business which customers were able to book home cleaning and other services online to meet their needs. Even though Homejoy was able to raise $38 million in funding from investors such as Google, First Round Capitol, and a list of other investors, they were still not able to make it work.

There are a couple things to blame for the closing of Homejoy. One of those things was a problem regarding the challenges related to revenue. The other problem, which seems to be a big problem for these types of start-up businesses, are worker classification lawsuits. These lawsuits attempt to change contractors into employees, which is some cases can cause up to a 40% increase in labor cost.

However, not all startups in the home cleaning business are not closing their doors. Handy Technologies Inc, which was a competitor of Homejoy, continues to grow. Handy also offers home cleaning services as well as other handyman services such as furniture building. They have booked over 1 million appointments and have raised over $100 million dollars.

Handy services 33 locations in three countries which include the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Not only can customers looking for cleaning services log into their website for help, but those who are looking for cleaning jobs can also be serviced through Handy. Roughly 80% of Handy’s business comes from repeat business. This plus money from investors will allow Handy to keep growing.

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http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2015/12/17/home-services-startup-homejoy-files-for-bankruptcy/