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Combine AI with Technographics to find lookalike companies that fit your profiling

Product Development Team
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This Ocean.io feature update is going to radically improve your customer acquisition process. It will give you the ability to find the perfect prospects for your company. Read more.

Why it matters that Germany, the biggest economy in Europe, is now covered by Ocean.io

Product Development Team
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Germany: 4,089,572 companies

We’re extremely excited to announce that Ocean.io now covers Germany, the biggest economy in Europe and one of the most under-represented markets in customer acquisition platforms. Read more.

A sales rep’s guide to social media success

Rhiannon Jones
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let them see you

Sales is changing because buyer behavior is changing. If you’re not using social media to help boost your sales, you’re missing out. Here are our five golden rules. Read more.

What can “Moneyball” teach us about data-driven decision-making in business?

Rhiannon Jones
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data driven decision making

The lesson from "Moneyball" is data-driven decision-making can increase your chances of success. Why hasn't it caught on? Read more.

B2B Lead Generation In 2019

Dragos Petria
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Ocean.io - B2B Lead Generation In 2019

Lead generation is hard, we know! In this post, we're giving out 3 ways to optimize the funnel! Read more.

Still cold calling? 7 alternative tactics to find qualified leads

Sandra Busch
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Here are seven hot and happening lead generation alternatives to calling up your prospects cold 🔥❄️ Read more.

5 (more) ways young companies can increase collaboration

Lewis Ashman
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Six employees joining fists in a salute to teamwork and collaboration

Teamwork and collaboration are essential for small teams to become more than the sum of their parts Read more.

5 easy ways young companies can boost teamwork

Lewis Ashman
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Golden cogs representing teamwork

Teamwork and collaboration are essential for small teams to become more than the sum of their parts Read more.

How to find your brand voice and hit the right tone

Rhiannon Jones
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A woman adjusts a microphone

The sound of your brand voice tells your audience exactly who you are, so they know when to listen Read more.

How your business just needs that little bit of luck

Lewis Ashman
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An unopened door against a black wall with the number 13 fixed to it

Even the most original and innovative of companies need that little bit of luck sometimes. Read more.

A startup story: rejected by the Chrome Extension Store

Sandra Busch
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A woman celebrates the achievement of climbing a mountain

This is the story of we how tried, failed and eventually succeeded in launching a Chrome extension. Read more.

5 Instagram accounts we wish we were running

Sandra Busch
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A white saucer with the Instagram logo printed on it

Here’s what you can learn from some of the best companies on Instagram right now. They’re pretty #instagood. Read more.

How to hire the right people and boss recruitment

Rhiannon Jones
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A team of tech startup employees sit around a desk

23% of startups fail because the team of employees wasn't good enough. Recruitment is essential. Read more.

How to create a strong visual brand

Sandra Busch
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The best brands are stuck in our heads because of their consistency and the stories they tell. Read more.

Why you should boil down your brand to just a few words

Lewis Ashman
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The words 'inspiring', 'challenging' and 'useful' are spelt out in alphabet spaghetti

Building a successful brand is never easy. Sometimes it helps to focus on the fundamentals. Read more.

The best place to grow a startup? Try the Nordics

Rhiannon Jones
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Two polar bears playing foosball

In case you hadn’t heard, Scandinavia’s got it all. No, seriously. Read more.

How to punch above your weight – Iceland-style

Lewis Ashman
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Supporters cheer on the Iceland team atop four enormous hands

Lessons on overachievement from a tiny Nordic island Read more.

GDPR: time to think again about how you deal with data

Rhiannon Jones
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Michelangelo's David covering his private parts with a leaf

GDPR marks the dawn of a new age for data privacy. Here's what you need to know to get compliant. Read more.

6 (not 5) blogs we think you should be reading

Lewis Ashman
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Someone reads a laptop as if it is a book

From sound advice on leadership to finely-crafted nuggets of marketing wisdom, these are the blogs we like the most. Read more.

How to stop being a perfectionist…

Rhiannon Jones
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At a certain point, perfectionism is a form of procrastination. Read more.

Will “the robots” really take our jobs?

Rhiannon Jones
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An innocent-looking robot peers up at the camera

Considering the arguments for and against our impending, irresistible robotic future... Read more.

How do Siri and Alexa understand you?

Rhiannon Jones
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Intelligent personal assistants can understand human commands

Intelligent personal assistants like Alexa, Siri and Cortana can feel like a godsend. But how do they understand us? Read more.

Our favourite funny autoreplies

Rhiannon Jones
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How many times have you received a lame autoreply from someone desperately - and lazily - fleeing the office? Read more.

How big data is changing the world

Rhiannon Jones
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We talk a lot nowadays about how new technologies transform our lives. But what's underpinning it all? Big data. Read more.