Jayson DeMers, The Next Web

Jayson DeMers

The Next Web

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Jayson:

Tech stocks are overvalued and it’s killing innovation

We’re entering an unprecedented era of advanced technology and behemoth tech companies driving its development. Earlier this year, Apple became the first company to reach a one-trillion-dollar valuation, and Amazon followed suit, reaching a one-trillion-dollar market cap in September. Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Facebook, and Netflix are similarly dominant over the S&P 500, together… → Read More

7 innovative website strategies to adopt in 2019

2018 is almost over and that means the clock’s ticking for your 2019 website strategies. Check out 7 innovative website strategies to adopt in the new year. → Read More

Our lack of interest in data ethics will come back to haunt us

When was the last time you saw a creepy ad on Facebook, which seemed to know about a product you were discussing with a coworker? Or when was the last time you noticed that your Google search had been modified to suit variables like your current location and personal interests? These micro-events happen on a … → Read More

Bans aren’t the answer to problematic social media accounts

Popular social channels have banned alt-right conspiracy theorist and hate speech-advocates but this isn't the answer to solving the issue. → Read More

7 Easy Ways to Introduce Yourself to an Influencer—And Get Noticed!

Influencer marketing is growing in popularity, and for good reason. If you can get your content in the hands of an influencer, your content’s popularity will skyrocket. → Read More

Distractions Are Hurting You More Than You Realize: Here's Why

Research shows that returning to your original focus, following a distraction, takes, on average, a full 23 minutes and 15 seconds. → Read More

The Facebook Boost Post Button: How to Use it and Get Results

Boosting a post on Facebook is a great way to combat declining organic reach. It guarantees your content gets seen by the right people. This guide will teach you how to use the Facebook boost post button for better ROI. → Read More

The Surprising Sleep Routines of 6 Uber-Successful Historical Figures

Who knew that British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (probably) had a gene that enabled her to get by on four hours of sleep? → Read More

6 False Advertising Scandals You Can Learn From

Don't stretch the truth the way Volkswagen, New Balance, Airborne, Splenda, Rice Krispies and Red Bull did. → Read More

7 Audacious Startup Ideas That Eventually Became Wildly Successful

Rocketships. An online bookstore. The 'Pet rock.'. What crazy idea do you want to pursue? → Read More

Self-driving cars will kill people and we need to accept that

Recently, headlines have been circulating speculation about what we need to do about the risks of self-driving vehicles. After one of its self-driving vehicles was responsible for a fatal crash, Uber has temporarily paused all autonomous vehicle testing in the state of Arizona. → Read More

Having Trouble Closing Web Leads? Here Are 7 Steps to Take

Your online marketing efforts are bringing in plenty of leads, but your sales team can’t close them. Here’s what you need to do. → Read More

These 5 Entrepreneurs Can Show You the Way Personal Branding Should Be Done

Branson. Musk. Sandberg. You know these folks by their names alone. But how did they build those brand names? → Read More

Move Over, 'Business Casual.' There's Another Kid on the Block: 'Startup Casual.'

Startup entrepreneurs like to dress casually. Should you? → Read More

These 5 Companies Were Rated Best for Work-Life Balance. Is Yours Anything Like Them?

Next to compensation, work-life balance is what employees prize most. Scheduling flexibility and the freedom to spend time with families are essential. → Read More

How to Create a Custom Geofilter on Snapchat

Snapchat has debuted a brand new feature that will let businesses create their own custom Geofilter that Snapchat users can add to their Snaps. → Read More

The 7 Ingredients All Successful Online Articles Have in Common

The days of fluff content are over, and you need to make a serious commitment to creating quality material if you want your content marketing strategy to be successful. → Read More

The Surprising Link Between Procrastination and Threats to Your Health

Hypertension? Cardiovascular disease? Time to get cracking on that project you've been putting off. → Read More

Can Being Deceptive Help You Build Your Business? It Worked for These 5 Entrepreneurs.

We've all told little white lies. But what about the big ones? What if telling them would bring your business success? → Read More

7 Ways Social Media Can Boost Your Email Marketing Campaign

Email marketing and social media marketing each have their own advantages and disadvantages, but you’ll benefit most when you use them together. Here are seven ways to do that. → Read More