Co-Founder & Chair of the BoardAdscend Media LLC
Member Since February 2013
Fehzan Ali is the co-founder and Chair of the Board at Adscend. As Chair of the Board, Fehzan is responsible for driving the high level strategic vision of the company. He is an industry thought leader, providing editorial content about ad-based solutions through interviews, articles, and other strategic opportunities. Today, Fehzan is taking some time off to explore various industries and determine where to make his next impact.
After the Covid-19 pandemic hit and lockdown was in full swing, many businesses were forced to figure out how to run their operations remotely in order to stay afloat. Although business is regaining a sense of normalcy now, many job applicants continue to look for hybrid work environments when seeking potential job opportunities. Many companies have thus realized the benefits of operating under a hybrid work model, but they still need to ensure their hybrid work environment is appealing to candidates. Here, 11 members of Young Entrepreneur Council discuss various ways for business owners to ensure they’re providing what potential hires are looking for.
Companies with a 5-star rating have earned their stellar reputation by delivering a superior product or service and following best practices for customer service. Today's consumers typically do a lot of online research before deciding to engage with a company's product or service. Part of this research may entail reading reviews from other customers to see what kind of star rating the business has received. Companies with a 5-star rating have a clear leg up in this scenario because previous customers trusted their business enough to tell other consumers about their stellar experience. But becoming a 5-star company doesn't just happen overnight -- it takes consistent effort and a commitment to the best customer service practices. Below, a group of successful entrepreneurs shared some key practices these top-rated companies follow and how you can replicate them in your own business.
One of your most basic responsibilities as a leader is to provide your team with constructive feedback. Without feedback, employees don’t have a solid direction for moving forward, which can result in repeat mistakes and even low morale. As with any difficult conversation, the key to communicating feedback is ensuring your message and guidance are clearly understood while also being empathetic to the receiver. To that end, 10 members of Young Entrepreneur Council share how to effectively provide feedback.
Members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their insights on what it takes to stay happy as a business owner. Owning a business can be a trying journey. If you’re in it for the long haul, you may find your passion or motivation — or maybe both — waning over time. With the stress of running and scaling the business, plus dedicating the time necessary to develop your skills as an employer and industry leader, you can too easily let your own happiness and fulfillment take a back seat to the success of the company. As business leaders themselves, the members of Young Entrepreneur Council understand the stressors of entrepreneurship, but they also know what it takes to thrive despite them. Below, they share some of the secrets to staying happy and fulfilled as an entrepreneur and why doing so is important.
Continuous innovation is important for the growth of any business. All innovation ultimately begins as a simple idea, but bringing that idea to life requires thoughtful and effective experimentation to reach a larger goal. As successful business leaders, the members of Young Entrepreneur Council understand that testing must be done in a careful, controlled environment with clear metrics and benchmarks. Below, eight of them each share one step you should always take when testing out a new idea and explain how that step helps achieve the best end results.
Adscend Media LLC
Adscend creates rewards-based ad solutions for apps and websites. We help you earn more, boost retention, and acquire users in 180+ countries. Founded in 2009, we’ve paid out over $50 million to our publishers, while never missing a payment. Our solutions include: Rewarded Ads: Whether they are stuck on a tough level, need an extra life, or just want to obtain premium features, Rewarded Ads gives users easy options to earn in-app or in-site items (e.g. watching a short video, downloading an app, completing a survey). Rewarded Ads have proven to boost retention, earnings, and user experience for apps and websites worldwide. Capable of generating $90 eCPMs, current Rewarded Ad solutions include Offer Wall, Rewarded Video, and Market Research. More info: http://adscendmedia.com/developers. Advertising/User Acquisition: We specialize in high-engagement advertising and user acquisition solutions that deliver strong results for web and mobile brands. Our performance-based solutions deliver nine million acquisitions per year and reach users in over 180 countries. More info: http://adscendmedia.com/advertisers.