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Danny Wong
Danny Wong is an entrepreneur, marketer, writer, and NYC native. Over the past five years, he's had an on-and-off relationship with Boston, and prefers to think he's in NYC and Boston at the same time. He is the co-founder of Blank Label (an award winning menswear company focusing on luxury made-to-measure garments) and advises companies on their digital marketing and content strategies.

Things Danny loves include cycling around Boston and Manhattan, handball (it's a NYC thing), racquetball, avocado smoothies, frozen yogurt, and running around Shanghai.

Danny has contributed writings to Entrepreneur, ReadWriteWeb, TheNextWeb, and SearchEngineJournal. He loves to hear about anything new and interesting going on with technology, the web, marketing, and publishing, so feel free to reach out!

It's easy to connect when you follow him on Twitter.

Entries by Danny Wong

5 Essential Personality Traits to Look for in Job Candidates

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 4:39 PM


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When you are searching for the right new employee, it can be a little difficult to tell exactly who will be the perfect fit. After all, your shortlist of candidates will likely all have similar...

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Smart Strategies for Issuing Ecommerce Coupons

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 12:09 PM

Consumers love coupons, and brands are eager to issue them.

AmEx offers

Discounts and special offers make it easy to incentivize hesitant shoppers to finally pull the trigger and past purchasers to place their second, third or, even, tenth order. Of...

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The Importance of Real-time Collaboration

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 4:46 PM


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Of the 8.7 hours average Americans spend at work each day, less than half of their time (45 percent) is used performing the primary duties of their job, according to a 2014...

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7 Things High-Impact Ecommerce Store Owners Are Good At

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 2:32 PM

When people look at high-growth ecommerce shops like Amazon, Gilt and Wayfair, they have different ideas for the one reason why those businesses have become so successful. Indeed, Amazon got its start after building the world's most comprehensive bookstore. Gilt pioneered flash sales. Wayfair, formerly CSN Stores, created hundreds of...

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How to Improve Interdepartmental Collaboration

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 12:21 AM


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Let's be frank: accounts, engineering, marketing, and sales all often have a hard time understanding one another, even if they "get along" just fine.

"Working in a particular profession, you get trained to think, analyze...

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When Firing Yourself From an Account Is the Right Move

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 5:59 PM


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Conventional wisdom may suggest keeping any client that will happily pay you. But when we do that, we capitalize on short-term opportunity and forgo building a meaningful business with a sustainable brand. Separation is natural...

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How to Use Abandoned Cart Emails to Increase Your Store's Revenue

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 4:55 PM

More than two-thirds of potential customers who fill their shopping carts abandon it. For retailers, this equates to nearly $4 trillion worth of lost sales. With all of the work brands do to drive shoppers down the purchasing funnel, why is shopping cart abandonment still such a prolific issue?

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[Infographic] Unconventional Ways to Lead and Inspire Your Sales Team

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2015 | 11:37 AM


In the highly competitive world of sales, a company's sales team members can feel disposable, as though all they do is identify leads and close deals. The best sales departments collaborate to create long-term job security and value. When salespeople work...

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Why Process Is the Secret Weapon for Boosting Productivity

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 12:02 PM


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Many professionals start off their day staring at a blank screen, waiting for orders, or drowning in email. The idle time lost hoping your manager may hand over a list of to-dos for the day...

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How to Leverage Customer Feedback to Improve Your Ecommerce Store

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 1:04 AM

In a crowded market, quality customer service is a critical differentiator among brands. According to Defaqto Research, "55% of consumers would pay more for a better customer experience." More often than not, listening to shoppers has a direct and tangible impact on your bottom line.

In the October 2004...

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Why Transparency Is Critical for Collaborators

(1) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 10:51 AM

Coworking day

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Average workers know little more than their own salaries and (possibly) the amount of revenue they generate. Critical financial metrics such as cost of goods sold, overhead costs and marketing spend might be lost...

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8 Psychological Principles to Increase Your Upsells and Cross-Sells

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 3:56 PM

Most estimates suggest it costs five to seven times more to acquire a new customer than it does to retain an old one. Yet a majority of marketing budgets are allocated towards user acquisition over loyalty. As a store owner, increasing average customer lifetime value and order totals...

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What Brands Need to Know About Working With Influencers

(2) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 4:47 PM

On March 15th, 2010, 16 year old vlogger Blair Fowler published a new video ("Design Your Own Shoes Giveaway!!!!") to her YouTube channel. Fowler described how she recently came to design her own shoes, then offered viewers a chance to...
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The Future of Fashion: Menswear

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 12:23 PM


In an ironic twist, although men admittedly don't like shopping, it is menswear that is outpacing womenswear growth. A recent Euromonitor International report stated the menswear market last year increased 4.5% to $440 billion while womenswear only increased by 3.7%. This...

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5 Ways Product Managers Can Better Listen to Customers

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 3:09 PM

Your customers are your most important collaborators. Their ideas represent untapped market opportunities. But getting customers to share the right information is no easy task, and turning ideas into action poses significant challenges. Product managers who successfully master this advanced level of collaboration will have a significant impact on your...

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5 Ways to Find Hidden Sales Opportunities Within Your Network

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 12:44 PM

Some suggest it is uncouth to sell to family and friends. Generally, salespeople prefer to provide their goods and services to strangers to ensure a strict separation between their personal and professional lives. However, pre-established relationships are a gold mine for salespeople, and leads are plentiful within your personal, professional,...

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How Agencies Can Better Collaborate With Telecommuters

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 4:43 PM

To recruit bright and sophisticated talent, businesses must look beyond the traditional labor force. Companies that embrace retaining contingent workers and hiring productive telecommuters will find themselves at a competitive advantage. Unfortunately, managers who are accustomed to overseeing employees in a 9-to-5 office environment often have...

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[Infographic] 7 Content Promotion Strategies That Drive Traffic, Leads, and Sales

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 5:07 PM

An editorial strategy without distribution disappoints brands and marketers invested in the thoughtful creation and production of quality content. Businesses that invest resources to develop blog posts, video, and other multimedia should also allocate time and budget toward amplifying the overall reach of their content, both through organic and paid...

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5 Key Productivity Tips for Remote Workers

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 6:32 PM

At the 2014 Global Leadership Summit in London, 34% of the business leaders surveyed believed "half their company's full-time workforce would be working remotely by 2020." Times, indeed, are changing. With telecommuting on the rise, management and their employees are going have to adopt new beliefs, habits and...

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5 Steps to Flawless Documentation and Job Manuals

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 10:52 AM

One of the most valuable pieces of intellectual property an employee can develop within an organization is his or her own job manual. A job manual includes clear step-by-step instructions and how-tos for accomplishing specific tasks and managing certain responsibilities, helping employees prioritize responsibilities and eliminate inefficiencies. Workflow documentation can...

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