Sánchez-Ocaña Alejandro Suárez. TIME sector employer since 1998 CEO Publispain Group, Network blogs Entertainment Networks SL and Leisure Blogs, Chairman of Inversora Foley, Director and Founding Partner of Yes.fm, advisor and investor in several companies in innovation, new technologies and the Internet.
The ideas, projects and entrepreneurs must realize something that is more important than you think, should learn to communicate.
There are several events for entrepreneurs this week, one in Seville (EBE) and one in Barcelona (Forum Start Ups). Right now I write from the EBE, I'm here early, not many people in search of an exciting idea or project to invest. New this year is the video presentation of the projects.
There are two types of entrepreneurs, who rides for your project and pull ahead, and seeking funding and support. Displaying presentations on Saturday morning in the EBE presentations by entrepreneurs, who moderates Emilio Marquez, I have a few thoughts come to mind.
Right now I'm watching a collaborative book project. The project called SoapBook, may be a novel idea and may even be a good market, but I think their communication fails. Personally I think it is important to learn to sell and communicate, especially when what you want is just that; "sell" to let you know, attract funding and / or industry interest.
That is, what you can not put a video at 10.00 with loud music when the whole world is half asleep on a Saturday morning, you should not do is to present a project in private beta, unless you invite to assistants, all with your laptop in front to try with a key, which is you can not say "you have several business projects in the head" ie you do not have any clear, and ultimately is what you can not miss your 10 minutes.
Finally do not think that transmit security "to sell a project in which not even have a company set up, but what you have is an idea. Personally I think it is well-seasoned in these events, but you have to get over worked.
10 minutes is a little and is much at once. Some people are able to communicate in 10 minutes, which communicates well, who knows who sells and transmit, but can also be lengthy and useless if you can not sell your project, pass forward, design and safety. In so far the Spanish entrepreneurs fail.
And believe me, is important.
I liked Ipoki , I had mentioned a friend makes the startup time and even though he had not spent much time, if I liked. I remember I was seeing a similar project which I had watched a Business Plan, and someone with great discretion, advised me to see Ipoki. After seeing it, I dismissed invest in this startup that valued the Business Plan.
It costs a bit to see the business model and real economic opportunity, but this guy is clear about what you are doing, if not become crazy with the costs and need to capitalize on today I think is a future project. I strongly believe in the geolocation, but we must seek a more useful than putting a little map with where you are on your blog. There are a thousand a security applications, entertainment and others that will come in which to work.
My only problem: the talk of international expansion in Spain in a project that is not yet positioned. Step by step my friend
The entrepreneur I liked, and I think that is a critical issue. I will lend more attention to your web and depth testearé. Sounds good if there is a clear business model, and new applications with real-economy approach.
It is an analysis tool in the url www.analisisdemedios.es ¿? SMMART name seems very complicated, and is unrelated to the url. It sounds a bit farfetched.
The focus as a tool for agencies, for bloggers, a diagnostic tool SEO and SEM. I'll try, I find it very interesting business model and startup but could be customers of such service if it is as effective as they sell. It may be useful as a monitoring tool for comparison and competition.
This company met her long ago and it was an interesting and promising initiative. In fact just yesterday I met Isabel Sabadia at the offices of Yes.fm because we are seeing our Widgets developments for the project Yes.
The idea is to bring music widgets and blogs, and users can share their own playlist, so as to see the possibilities of developing desktop alerts to put a player on the desktop of users.
Isabel says "we were lucky, and to convince that might work, we had to develop it." It seems very successful, we must develop things and "teach the leg" and in these parts is quite common to "sell" projects and borrow money to start without having developed or demonstrated that you're able. I think it's a key point for such widgadget achieved at the time their first customer, the City Council.
I believe that Isabel knows his industry and his work. What is clear, develop solutions for the future, and have a clear added value and support our customers applications.
Unable to watch the video. A putadilla because it has crashed.
It is a service to meet friends by mobile phone. Before it was a geolocation service that did not work, so what changed "?
Today opened Mobifriends the private beta (done properly take advantage of the EBE to open and communicate). It's difficult position as chat and dating sectors, but can be a value added companies positioned dating.
They are 23 hrs on Friday and I'm on the road AVE EBE in Seville.
This week I have not had much time to update the blog, because he has been a week of intensive but not labor intensive and I think I can comment a few weeks and announce many interesting things including an investment in a start chasing up several months ago it will arouse much interest.
Sevilla will arrive at the hotel at 0030, so am in the EBE able to see many friends and many people in the sector with which I have a relationship without even seeing us in person. Also people who work with us for years, as Juanix, moderating forums Publispain and Sevillano, and we have many opportunities to see each year.
Also take the opportunity to see me with some entrepreneurs that I want details beyond the info I've seen projects that promote more opportunities for investing in them.
If you want to chat, contact me for the blog and see you at the BSE. In the end I opted as recommended by the organization to stay in the Barceló Renacimiento, the hotel where the event takes place, more comfortable impossible.
On August 19, obviously in joke and plan as something casual, in the office commented on the blog and then a game we call Alexander the Great Experiment . It was 3 months (ie before November 19) to shift from the page só many thousand to the top of Google, search for "Alexander" with 50,000,000 results.
Frankly I have not spent much time until yesterday, several good friends at a dinner in Madrid, "by the way are gulfs have bet money on this issue, some for and some against and I had very quietly," I recalled the item (the truth, barely remembered), recalling that was within a few days ... and I looked dates and it is true, at the time we discussed it and had not looked at results.
Here we are, just days before the deadline and looking at the Google index I am .... Second right now in this datacenter.
We'll see if enough time to position it in these first 7-8 days as Google, will be difficult and may be achieved in the longer term and then I make some cards such as Javier Casares , that when I saw made me very much, they say something like "To contact Alejandro search in Google"
It's really difficult being first because I've been very busy to spend time, then because my domain being one. Is and taking a short time (4-5 months) online, it is difficult to position it as the first of the 50 million searches and finally because as "Alejandro" there are at least three highly relevant searches, the first Alexander the Great in Wikipedia to which it is difficult to overtake, the second by the official website of one Alejandro Sanz, and the fourth by another very popular artist in Mexico, Alejandro Fernández ... total, the outcome next week, but we're the latter. this week will try to see if we give it a push.
This unknown, that may not know how Alexander may have many references, I think that is cheating I will complicate the final sprint. Complicadillo is allowed but bets!
The buyer of pisos.com is Vocento , which has paid € 250,000 in a very good buy. Pisos.net Anuntis has been acquired, for € 150,000 through the platform SEDO
Both seem very reasonable to buy publishing companies online, but what is most interesting about this movement is that it coincides me casules "? with the closure by Anuntis of the Segundamano .
Why has closed the second hand?
In my opinion, in certain Internet forums and blogs talking about closure, I think we should see it as a logical evolution, as the beginning of dance in Spain betting companies in the publishing sector with 100% digital formula and more dynamics, I bet you are the first in a list in 2009-2010, and more with the crisis will widen.
I am not an alarmist thinking disappear physical release of publications, but will in many cases. El Pais, El Mundo, newspapers, magazines couché quality fashion, photography ... always be there. But surely migrate to 100% online models hundreds of journals, with sales of 30,000 copies per month and higher advertising revenues in the paper is not supported, and of those, in Spain there are hundreds.
Some of these books, and I think of two very specific, have begun to migrate and are already aware that they do not know how and have years of disadvantage and that its logical evolution is to buy blog networks, with this know-how and those publications and in marches, which inject fuel and power in a parallel phase of digital living to leave the physical environment and look at their advertisers, which is ultimately the key.
That will be another dance has begun, although even it will take months to see any significance operation in progress.
We are in a frenzy of activity dates before year end.
A few days ago said that this year I had determined not to miss the EBE of this weekend in Seville, and especially after having launched my personal blog, I think at least once had to go.
The list of speakers is wide and includes very interesting people:
But in addition to the presentations have been organized workshops which are available in your program http://www.congresodewebmasters.com/programa.php .
Last year Congress Webmasters established himself as one of the major events of Hispanic Internet with a huge call, I imagine that in this second edition will be overcome.
That said, I will be there the weekend of 21, 22 and November 23 if anyone wants to see me or want to comment on something, you'll find me there.
This is a picture of 100 x 70 cm, so fun that I thought they gave me a few days ago for my birthday.
Mazinger Z is in full Calle Gran Vía de Madrid.
Today we can announce the new blog yes.fm , a corporate blog which will discuss the service, the music industry in general and of course a lot of music.
After almost two months we wanted to open direct contact through a user blog, a place to comment on the developments of the service, receive feedback, advice and criticism from users who are key to the evolution of Yes. I also believe that we have in the coming months many new, some are quite spectacular, to go and counting and it was necessary to have our blog.
The blog is written every day in first person by Kiko Fuentes . Kiko have spoken on occasion on this blog, he is the Director of Content Yes.fm and a very relevant during the last decade the music industry, but his greatest asset is what he knows about music and what you enjoy. I think a big attraction of the blog will be able to see first hand their stories, their experiences and learning with first-rate artists Kiko helped launch as Alejandro Sanz, Madonna, Mana, Luis Miguel, Miguel Bosé, Presuntos Implicados, David DeMaria, Carlos Baute, REM, Linkin Park, Eric Clapton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Enya, Mike Oldfield, Green Day, Phil Collins.
That said, welcome to the blogosphere Kiko, your arrival brings two things and both are positive, the first blog Yes, it was already being necessary and I think it will be an asset to the service, and the second a meeting point to enjoy music and listen as some of us have had the opportunity to make final months in first person, your experiences, opinions and anecdotes. A blog that will not leave anyone indifferent.
Add it to your RSS because we know it will be worth reading daily. Yes.fm's Blog
Vía Carlos Blanco I hear the conclusion of I Startups Forum organized by First Tuesday, to coincide with the Global Entrepreneurship Week (Week of entrepreneurs worldwide.)
It is holding a special event in Barcelona on Tuesday November 18, 2008 at 19:00 pm in the CDLC (Pso. Maritimo 32). In the event six entrepreneurs will present their projects to investors. I'll be there and the jury that evaluated the six presentations.
To attend the First Forum of Startups, you must meet the following requirements:
- Company formed or about to be created (in Spain)
- Being an Internet based business or Mobile
- Have a business plan prepared for presentation
To present your project to send an executive summary email@example.com
The jury consists of:
It is certainly a great opportunity and a good initiative that can help to know your project or your company to eligible investors. Usually in this kind of meetings do very good business opportunities for entrepreneurs with serious and viable projects.
More information and registration, First Tuesday Blog
The EBE is between 14 and 16 November in Seville. I missed the previous edition and this time I am committed with some friends to attend.
The EBE is held at the Barceló Renacimiento in Seville and the truth is that the organization and the program gives a good impression. Organizers have been concerned to achieve discounts for attendees in the AVE as agreed price for the same Barceló Renacimiento.
The complete program is available here http://www.eventoblog.com/programa
For my part I plan to attend the conference on the 14th and 15th, so if anyone wants to meet me at that time there will be
I like to discuss the evolution of Entertainment Networks because our company is younger and I have invested much time and money on it, and believe in its future. At the end of 2008 my idea is to detach a little from day to day and more delegating my team and focus on new projects to prepare.
Soon our network of blogs will grow laterally and I will have some interesting things to announce, rather than adding new blogs, but new approaches and possibly two subnets we release in the field of microcontent to accompany it with other very different approaches and entry of new partners and new approaches within them.
Commenting on the September data for the first time ahead was doubly pleased , first because the growth was very broad and was being held, and secondly because these almost 2 years he had been holding a monthly loss on a personal level were beginning to bear off and in September we had our first operating profit.
I can now announce that we had been working as these benefits rose by 100% compared to September based on the agreements over the medium and long term that we have signed with several companies and the growth of our traffic and advertising revenue.
Frankly I had no economic purpose in 2008, in fact, the initial approach was to keep growing even if a non-sustained in terms of profit and rentabilizaríamos and in 2009 .... That approach was changed in December when I thought the economic situation would need to modify the initial idea of a more defensive.
As if there was objective in terms of unique visitors, which for me is the most important factor, far more than the benefits and much more than page views. The user is everything.
Today I can announce that this month we have reached three million unique monthly users in the network of blogs. In particular, we closed the month based on internal data that we handle the first days of each month to 3,057,022 unique users per month (+11,94% from last month) and 9,144,898 (+11,76 from last month) . I fear that Nielsen / OJD, soon will draw data, not collected even these 3 million users by the small differential and because even manage 2 blogs is not included in the panel (including this month) and there is likely to formalize 3 million next month.
Do many or few? Well, I must say that when July 1 reached 2,000,000 users thought that in three months the growth rate allowed us to reach this figure as fast, in fact the goal seemed ambitious December 2008 (on my computer some I believed impossible. Well actually I think nobody thought likely .)
The reality is that in 1 year and 10 months we have put together 3 million people around the blogs of Leisure, and agencies, advertisers, partners, in even some investors and companies interests in internet media with what they see and begin to pay much more attention, but there is still much work to do and there are a lot of improving some of our publications in its editorial quality and better position. We will also have two strong challenges in the coming months of launching two new projects from Leisure Networks.
At first keep the goals for 2009 that I discussed on occasion of 6,000,000 users and 15 million million page views, but it is possible and I argue that we have to think upward to review next month if we this rate of growth, I think that is healthy and that the aim should be to motivate more ambitious.
Within the very large database are now Yes.fm 100 songs and 6 hr and a half of Spanish music of various styles, but together I think all the selected songs have or had the time (some have aged worse than others and some are very recent, this year).
You can listen to selected music here: Music in Spanish for 80, 90 and 2000 (no need to be registered in Yes.fm to hear it, only you click on this url and listening)
If someone wants to suggest in this thread a song to add any contribution is appreciated.
Certainly in the ranking of playlist is one of the most listened-months
This is the current list of songs included:
Rosana El Talisman
Jarabe de Palo La Flaca
Marta Sanchez Far from that night
Marta Sanchez Vivo through (Vivo Per Lei)
Kiko & Shara can be
Estopa As shrimp
Granada Pandora's Box
Tam Tam Go! Caught in the Web
The name was Dolores Lola Soft
Heroes del Silencio Entre dos land
Maldito duende Heroes del Silencio
Radio Futura Escuela heat
Gabinete Caligari Cuatro Rosas
Gabinete Caligari Camino Soria
El Canto del Loco Besos
El Canto del Loco Peter Pan
Celtas Cortos remnants of a life
Baby With my hands
Melendi A Fiddler on your roof
In my gut Pereza
Maná If you had not gone [Live]
La Oreja de Van Gogh Pop
Ana Torroja and Miguel Bosé Nena
Nena Daconte Marta
La Oreja de Van Gogh Beware
Merche was you
The Bold Union
Miguel Bosé Sevilla
Alejandro Sanz Amiga mía
Social Security Chiquilla
G Men Shaking
Celtas Cortos April 20
La Oreja de Van Gogh January 20
Your turn Modesty Aside
I think The Butterfly Effect
Duncan Dhu The blue house
Los Secretos Ojos de Gata
Duncan Dhu Cien Gaviotas
The Critical Condition Rodriguez
Tam Tam Go! Manuel Raquel
El Sueño de Morfeo Ojos de sky
Alejandro Sanz Corazón departed
La Oreja de Van Gogh The Last Waltz
Alejandro Sanz Walking Tall
The secrets that you're just
Bordering the sun Maná
Rosana If you are not
Shakira Te Dejo Madrid
Maná Vivir sin aire
Nacha Pop Shout night
Duncan Dhu Rose garden
La Oreja de Van Gogh Muñeca de trapo
Have a drink Modesty Aside
Shakira Ciega, Sordomuda
Celtas Cortos The rhythm of the sea
Nacha Pop La chica de ayer
Duncan Dhu Crystal World
Marta Sanchez I do not want more
The Union Sildavia (Remix)
Alex Ubago No fear
The Trap I miss you
I follow you lemons
Secrets unlucky Amiga
The Union More and more (Remix)
You will be my accomplice accomplices
Loquillo and Troglodytes Cadillac Solitaire
Women against women Mecano
Alejandro Sanz He turned off the light
Hold Secrets to my Mary
El Sueño de Morfeo Okupa your heart
Danza Invisible Flavor of Love, 1984
La Guardia When the sun shines
A Penguin In My Elevator my neighbor Spying
The Wolf Man in Paris Union
Alex Ubago A cry of hope
Hombres G give me back my girl
A Penguin In My Elevator Archbishop Makarios
The force of destiny Mecano
The Trap What I like about you
La Oreja de Van Gogh can count on me
Nena Daconte had so much to give
The Trap From Here to Eternity
Los Nikis The Empire Strikes Back
Modesty Aside She does everything well
Nena Daconte Which star will be
Living La Union to the east of Eden
Inside you Revolver (Valencia)
The long-distance Train Union
Mecano so hard I forget
Maná Bendita Tu Luz (Radio Edit),
Trap Street of broken dreams
Duncan Dhu I can not stop (thinking about you)
Fito & Fitipaldis Soldier Sailor (Live 2004)
Secrets I want to drink until you lose the control (94)
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Alejandro Suarez's blog.