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  • We Raised Capital with Major Investors

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    I have great news to share about our company, Merlin, the on-demand marketing team for small business and entrepreneurs. We have closed a seed capital round financed by investors Ira Lubert and Jon Lubert. With a growing customer and talent base, we have achieved some pretty big milestones recently. Like…

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    by Tom Hickey
  • Our New Website, Take A Look

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    We launched our new website today. We love it. We hope you do too. Check it out at www.thinkmerlin.com. In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding more to our portfolio, more about our team, and we’re working on new custom functionality to do things like estimate the cost of projects…

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    by Tom Hickey
  • Why You Need A CMO

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    For many small businesses, the idea of having a chief marketing officer is so obscure it’s almost funny. A chief marketing officer? Not on my budget, many think. We have changed that. When you join Merlin, the very first thing we do is introduce you to your chief marketing officer.…

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    by Tom Hickey
  • Hello Again, NYC. We’re Back.

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    The original idea for Merlin was born in Brooklyn. Merlin the business was first born in Philadelphia. We love Philadelphia. But now we call New York home. New York is the ultimate place for a company like Merlin. A seemingly endless group of potential customers. Lots of entrepreneurial spirit and…

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    by Tom Hickey
  • Merlin vs. Freelancers and Agencies

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    We get asked one question perhaps more than any other: I’m looking at different agencies and freelancers, how are you different? We love this question. Because oh, let us count the ways. With years of experience dealing with (the shortfalls of) both, we built Merlin from the ground up to…

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    by Tom Hickey
  • Top Worldwide Tech Law Firm Takes Us On

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    There are about 4 law firms that represent nearly every major tech company on the planet. Just 4 of them. They rep the big names and the companies they deem most likely to be the next big players. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the leader of the pack, and now…

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    by Tom Hickey
  • The Agency of the Future

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    We recently found a passage in industry leading publication Advertising Age that caught us by surprise. It was an admission that the traditional creative agency hadn’t really changed, and that big evolution was on the horizon for the entire industry. In an article titled “The Ad Agency of the Future…

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    by Tom Hickey
  • Watch This: Think Creatively

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    Every startup needs a video, right?  So we made a video.  After all, for people that say they make videos to not have a video wouldn’t make sense, right?  That’d be like saying we don’t have a website, either. But our video isn’t necessarily typical.  It’s not about what we…

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    by Tom Hickey
  • Meet Merlin

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    Merlin has set out as a new company with one simple goal: to completely reinvent creative marketing for groups and teams. Merlin is the on-demand marketing team for small business and entrepreneurs.  We’re a new company and we’re providing a totally new creative experience powered by technology and the freelance…

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    by Tom Hickey