Ryan Waggoner

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I'm a web developer, entrepreneur, and blogger using social media to help individuals and organizations build strong brands online, deliver value to their users, and make a lasting impact. Please check out my website for more info...

Posts by Ryan Waggoner:

We’re closing down the MightyBrand application, but we’re still here!

We’re closing down the MightyBrand application, but we’re still here!

Over the course of 2010, it became increasingly clear to us here at MightyBrand that the social media monitoring space was a bad place to do business. The barriers to entry have gotten lower, but ironically, the risks have only increased. Due to increasing risk that Twitter, Facebook, or another major network will change their [...]

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Bootstrapping Takes Guts

Bootstrapping Takes Guts

We’ve written previously about our mistakes at MightyBrand and how we spent six months heading down the wrong road, chasing a market we didn’t believe in and half-assing the customer development process. As a result, we came very close to destroying any hope of ever building a company that we’re really proud of. We’ve also [...]

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Real Companies Using Social Media: MOO Helps People Take Online Identity Into the Real World

Real Companies Using Social Media: MOO Helps People Take Online Identity Into the Real World

This post is part of our series where we talk to real companies (and other organizations) around the world to find out how they’re leveraging social media, how it has impacted their business, and what lessons they’ve learned. Today we’re talking with Emilie Fontaine at MOO. Check them out at MOO.com/blog or follow them on [...]

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Real Companies Using Social Media: Lijit Helps Bloggers Build Better Communities

Real Companies Using Social Media: Lijit Helps Bloggers Build Better Communities

This post is part of our series where we talk to real companies (and other organizations) around the world to find out how they’re leveraging social media, how it has impacted their business, and what lessons they’ve learned. Today we’re talking with Tara Anderson at Lijit. Check them out at Lijit.com or follow them on [...]

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Real Companies Using Social Media: Grasshopper Empowers Entrepreneurs to Succeed

Real Companies Using Social Media: Grasshopper Empowers Entrepreneurs to Succeed

This post is part of our series where we talk to real companies (and other organizations) around the world to find out how they’re leveraging social media, how it has impacted their business, and what lessons they’ve learned. Today we’re talking with Jonathan Kay at Grasshopper. Check them out at Grasshopper.com or follow them on [...]

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Real Companies Using Social Media: 99designs on Crowdsourcing Design

Real Companies Using Social Media: 99designs on Crowdsourcing Design

This post is part of our series where we talk to real companies (and other organizations) around the world to find out how they’re leveraging social media, how it has impacted their business, and what lessons they’ve learned. Today we’re talking with Jason Aiken at 99designs. Check them out at 99designs.com or follow them on [...]

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Real Companies Using Social Media: BeautyByBuford Helps People Put Their Best Face Forward

Real Companies Using Social Media: BeautyByBuford Helps People Put Their Best Face Forward

This post is part of our series where we talk to real companies (and other organizations) around the world to find out how they’re leveraging social media, how it has impacted their business, and what lessons they’ve learned. Today we’re talking with Greg Buford, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has seen great success using [...]

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Real Companies Using Social Media: Holosfitness.com Helps People Lead Healthier Lives

Real Companies Using Social Media: Holosfitness.com Helps People Lead Healthier Lives

This post is part of our series where we talk to real companies (and other organizations) around the world to find out how they’re leveraging social media, how it has impacted their business, and what lessons they’ve learned. Today we’re talking with Greg Stallkamp at Holosfitness.com. You can also follow them on Twitter here. Tell [...]

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Real Companies Using Social Media: How Altimate Helps Disabled People

Real Companies Using Social Media: How Altimate Helps Disabled People

This post is part of our series where we talk to real companies (and other organizations) around the world to find out how they’re leveraging social media, how it has impacted their business, and what lessons they’ve learned. Today I’m talking with Jackie Kaufenberg, Marketing Manager at Altimate Medical, makers of EasyStand Standers. Check them [...]

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Real Companies Using Social Media: Barry University on Managing Global Community of Alumni

Real Companies Using Social Media: Barry University on Managing Global Community of Alumni

This post is part of our series where we talk to real companies (and other organizations) around the world to find out how they’re leveraging social media, how it has impacted their business, and what lessons they’ve learned. Today we’re talking with Sean Kramer at Barry University about how they use social media to connect [...]

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