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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] 10 Time-Saving Apps for Moms
    Ruckus Reader was created by Ruckus Media Group Founder and CEO Rick Richter, a father and the former president and publisher of Simon & Schuster's children's division. Manilla is backed by the giant media company Hearst Corporation. Give yourself a gift this Mother's Day: more time. These tools can help. a year. per year.
  • DSHEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Too Many Startups: We Need the.
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] allensblog: Entrepreneurs: No Passive "Taglines"
    allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Entrepreneurs, Gambling & the Schmuck Factor: How a Major Upcoming Milestone May Hurt Fundraising | Main. For Entrepreneurs and Startups: Painful Lesson Re-Learned » June 05, 2012. Entrepreneurs: No Passive "Taglines".   No one (not even VC's!)
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Media] Is it a Bubble or Startup Fatigue?
    The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. March 24th, 2011 Is it a Bubble or Startup Fatigue? This incredible bit of fund raising has lead to an internet wide, WTF? Hacker News is bustling with people screaming about how we’re now in the midst of a new Dot-com Bubble.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Media] Rocket Internet – Clone Factory or Execution Champion?
    Despite the constant barrage that Rocket has recently received in the media, it was difficult not to feel at least some respect for the achievements Rocket has made over the last five years. In the lecture theatre, it was standing-room only, with over a hundred students packing in to hear Oliver speak. All of this in only a few short years.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [Media] 10 Times You're Better Off Saying Nothing at All
    This one is among the scourges of social media. 'You know the saying that sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all? Here are 10 of the times when that is most true. You''ve probably read before about the key phrases that greatest leaders say every day. When the other side in a negotiation starts debating against itself. admit it.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012
    [Media] Why Blogging Is Even More Critical In the Age of Social
    Creating awareness for blog content that addresses challenges and provides useful information is the best way to build relationships through social media and one of the best ways to then attract links and traffic. Every so often I get asked if blogging still matters now that we have Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. Blogging drives point of view.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [Media] Less Choice, More Commitment: Customers Want Simplicity
    ” Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful,” says John Maeda , the president of the Rhode Island School of Design and former MIT Media Lab professor in his book, “The Laws of Simplicity.” 'Choose from among too many options makes people feel paralyzed and unsure of themselves.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Your Brand Thrive in the Sharing Economy
    The social media-enabled open feedback loop that''s built into the sharing economy is raising the bar on service standards. 'Success in this climate requires listening to your customers, establishing their trust, and changing your relationship with them in fundamental ways. Top-down business is dead. Of course, this is easier said than done.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
    [Media] The Lesson Mallory Edens Taught the Twitterverse About Content Marketing
    Sometimes content that appears destined to become an instant social media sensation never gains any traction. 'The 18-year-old became an instant celebrity following the NBA draft, showing the arbitrary nature of what goes viral. This column was written by guest contributor Lauren Begley Parker. Both instances were polarizing.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
    [Media] The Ultimate Balancing Act: Five Tips for the Collegiate Entrepreneur
    Connect your business with your social media accounts, or create new ones for the business. 'If you’re considering starting a side business while in college, we’re sure you’ve asked yourself the following question: Do I have the time and energy to devote to a small business while still doing justice to my studies? This is number one.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Media] How to Get What You're Worth :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010
    [Media] Thoughts on the 2010 Web Analytics Association Board of Directors Vote
    I’m running for three major reasons: Social Media Measurement : Let’s make sense out of them. Disclaimer: I’m one of the nominees for the WAA board of directors. Shouldn’t really matter, but consider yourself warned. I co-wrote a book on the subject in 2009 with Alistair Croll. I’ve talked to hundreds (thousands?)
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] My Favorite 2014 Trend is Boomer-Millenial Partnerships
    see it happening, anecdotally, both around my local community in Eugene, Oregon, and around my online community in social media, LivePlan, and so forth. 'Every year around this time I look forward to Steve King’s small business trends for the next year. Steve, who runs Emergent Research , is a true expert, and his insight is always valuable.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Lessons From 4 Failed Start-ups
    Kratee E-commerce and Consulting is a media company that operated from 2009-2011. 'Serial entrepreneurs reveal what they wish they had known when they were first starting up their companies. In the world of start-up literature, you''ll often hear things like: "Fail often and fail fast." Maybe true, but still. Not for Michael "Luni" Libes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] 6 Steps to Host a Successful LinkedIn Group
    LinkedIn has been the de facto social media platform for business for some time now, and its popularity continues to grow. It's easy for neglect, spammers and poor practices to devalue a LinkedIn Group. Get back on track with advice from some pros. One conduit of all this activity is LinkedIn Groups. Set clear goals. Then start recruiting.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012
    [Media] 12 Ways to Unwind During the Busy Holiday Season
    Plan ahead and hire additional temporary team members if necessary. -- Lisa Nicole Bell , Inspired Life Media Group 7. For start-ups, especially in the retail space, now is the time to ramp-up sales--not to relax. But that doesn't mean your team can't find time for a little holiday cheer. Here are their best answers. Happy Hour!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Media] 50 Shades of Scandal (and How to Deal With It)
    We live in a world now where gotcha politics, social media, and an Internet that never forgets, combine to mean that just about anything any of us ever does can come back to haunt us. 'Chances are someone will uncover the skeleton in your closet--even if it''s tiny and insignificant. Take a page from America''s new No. spy on how to deal.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Don't Think You Need Change? Think Again
    The newsletter content changes sometimes too; subscribers in our "conversions" bucket, for example, might get more tips on how to get started with social media or email marketing since we know they have a free trial account. Just because something's working fine, doesn't mean it can't be even better. So we changed it. for our purposes here.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: 5 Marketing Myths
    Every company markets – whether through direct sales, prominent signage, customer retention, word of mouth, or web and social media presence – every company engages in marketing and if anyone tries to tell you that they do none at all, just smile and list the 4-Ps. 'Marketing is simple right? If a strategy or tactic is working, keep going.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Media] 5 Stages of the New Sales Cycle
    Prospects today serve up a buffet of information via social media and we can gain incredible access to their challenges, requests, chain of command and recent changes – basically a selling road map – if we only listen. Creating happy customers is mostly what generates long-term profit. Below are the 5 stages in the new sales cycle.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] 10 Apps That Make Managing Projects Remotely a Breeze
    Maren Hogan , Red Branch Media 10. 'When your team is based everywhere, consider these communication and project-management aides. Managing a team or a big project from afar? Overseeing the process can be a job in itself. Here''s what they had to say: 1. Asana Asana makes it easy to collaborate with remote workers and freelancers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Media] What 99 Gen-Y Entrepreneurs Taught Me
    She is also the author of the bestseller The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and an international speaker. Marketing Zen Group CEP Shama Kabani got an earful of entertaining start-up stories recently--and gleaned a few valuable insights about Gen-Y entrepreneurship. during the Empact100 awards. There is no "they." everything changes. shama
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Top 10 Tech Trends To Watch
    Then Jimmy Hendricks presented DealCurrent.com , a white label platform for media companies to manage daily deal advertising on behalf of brands. We started this week’s roundtable with a discussion of the top 10 tech trends to watch for the upcoming decade. You can find details in the blog post on [link]. .
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
    [Media] Dallas Startup Happy Hour Tomorrow
    Danica is an entertainment, intellectual property and new media attorney with Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP. Dallas Startup Happy Hour is tomorrow @ 5pm! Big in Japan and Architel announced the speakers for the inaugural Startup Happy Hour 2.0, to be held Wednesday, Oct. Here are bios for the speaking lineup: Blake Burris, Cohabitat.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] The 21-Day Job Search: 5 Tips To Ensure Success
    His passion to assist nonprofits has led him to work for Goodwill and a Feeding America Food Bank as a social media strategist and web content manager. 'by Teddy Hunt. In 21 days, you can redecorate your home, form a new habit, lose enough weight to not feel guilty about indulging while you’re on vacation, or find a job. Know Where to Look.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] Sucked into Scandal
    It's yet another example of how brands unwittingly find themselves at the center of a social media disaster. What if your brand was sucked into a controversy it had nothing to do with? Here's how it happens. When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut, all public relations hell broke loose. The truth? We value your feedback.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
    [Media] Adding the Google +1 Button :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [Media] Not disruptive, and proud of it
    When they hear about a new social media craze they cringe in agony, desperately hoping it's a passing fad and not another new goddamn thing they'll be aimlessly paddling around in for the next decade. I remember "disruptive" when it was called "paradigm shift." Don't follow along. But disruptive is rare and usually expensive. Should you?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] How an Entrepreneur Became the Go-To Spokesman for U.S. Manufacturing
    Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel, routinely gets covered in the media, testifies before Congress, and writes and speaks nationwide--and could be an example for you. Drew Greenblatt is almost as much in demand as his products. 5000 list for the sixth time in 2012, with a three-year-growth rate of 33%. It's a scrappy turnaround story.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Fiercely Loyal Customers
    Think of the impact when their Fiercely Loyal community (including drivers) takes to social media to fight for them in cities they''re looking to expand in. 'You want your customers to not just love your brand--but be absolute fans of your company. Here''s what you need to know. readers: What is "Fierce Loyalty"? They are just too invested.
  • WWW.INSTIGATORBLOG.COM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
    [Media] The Importance of Advisory Boards for Startup CEOs
    Home About Contact My thoughts & lessons learned on startups, entrepreneurship, marketing and other stuff. The Importance of Advisory Boards for Startup CEOs Tweet When a startup receives financing it will need to setup a Board of Directors. The Board probably existed beforehand, but was made up only of the founders. There’s no surprise there.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] 6 Tips for Awesome Blog Headlines
    Typically the purpose of a blog is a more casual forum to share information than a mainstream media outlet.  So what’s in a name? In the case of blog headlines it’s everything. The headline of any blog is an important component and it is what will get your post read, or rather not read.  No pressure or anything. Make it Pop. Use Keywords.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] The Five Most Common Legal Mistakes New Companies Make
    Tricia Meyer is managing attorney of  Meyer Law , a forward-thinking boutique law firm providing top-notch legal services to clients ranging from startups to mid-sized companies to large corporations in a variety of industries including technology, telecom, financial services, real estate, advertising, marketing, social media and healthcare.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
    [Media] 11 Compelling TED Talks On Money
    Social media, the Internet, and other communication-altering technologies have managed to also create a metaphorical film that sits on top of humanity’s interactions. Money talks, but what it has to say happens to be grimmer than, “Timmy is trapped in a well.” Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Media] Why Boring Marketing Is Good Marketing
    Newly established brands don’t have the luxury of Geico’s media dollars that enables them to feature a caveman in one ad and a gecko in the next. 'You''re an entrepreneur so you like starting new things, but when it comes to building your brand same old, same old is best, argues one founder. That’s the question M.P.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Eyeing an IPO, Dropbox Is Expanding to New York
    We see New York as such a ripe market for that, with Silicon Alley and all of the new media and design history that''s been so rich in the city. 'The cloud service provider, which is rumored to be preparing to go public, bought office chat company Zulip and is now hiring 25 employees for a New York City outpost.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Avoid a Rick Perry Meltdown
    In the heated race for the Republican nomination, this meltdown gave critics some pretty powerful ammunition (not to mention sparked a media firestorm), but Perry tried to maintain his cool. Stratten also says that with social media and the internet providing a 24-hour news cycle, speed is of the essence. uh commerce. and, let's see.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] From the Ukraine with Love
    While the media focuses on various distractions - debt crises, currency swings, the price of gold, deficit super-committees - that passes as business news these days, Vladimir is just laser focused on profiting from the new world of opportunity exploding all around him. Does Vladimir have his challenges? Of course. Or one in Shanghai. Or Rio.
  • DSHEN  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
    [Media] The $100000000 Question - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Media] What The F#$% Should You Name Your Startup?
    It was at that point that I remembered the What the Fuck Should I Make for Dinner and What The Fuck is My Social Media Strategy websites. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. April 18th, 2011 What The F#$% Should You Name Your Startup? to register it with namecheap.com.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2010
    [Media] The Bottom Line Book Club
    There are a lot of coaches out there – business coaches, life coaches, social media coaches, coach coaches. But despite the numbers, it is surprisingly rare to find someone doing anything even a little different in this space. Creating Your Own Bottom Line. Find your potential customers’ pain points. See where you can add value.
  • TIM KEANE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] Referrals: Worth Their Weight In Gold or Passing The Buck.
      For instance, I've recently written "Bill, I'd like you to consider talking to Ned at Newco who has an intriguing start up that's made some traction in the party planning/social media space as evidenced by some good stats on customer sign-up and early salres results. 'Startups and angels: Along the way to success.
  • NEXTWALA  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Media] Exciting Year for Mobile Software IPOs - Motricity, Velti, ePocrates.
     I think Motricity and Velti are precursors to many other mobile distribution/advertising companies that will grow big over time - perhaps including companies like Getjar , Pocketgear , Where (full disclosure: a Venrock investment), Millenial Media , Jumptap , Transpera etc. Media Cannon (mobile ad creation tools) in June 2010.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] 5 Operational Tips Every Startup CEO Should Know and Follow
    Consider apps and social media tools that’ll help you expand without spending a lot of money. Morgan Sims is a writer and recent graduate who loves all things tech and social media. Starting a company from nothing is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. To operate your startup successfully, consider the following.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012
    [Media] 8 entrepreneurs’ opinions on tech education options available today
    This opened my world to social media and its impact on business. One great thing about the tech space is that anyone can enter it from anywhere. Whether working with a developer or picking up a coding language yourself, you can truly create something new to either boost your current startup or disrupt the entire industry for the better.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Media] #winning: 6 @charliesheen quotes to make you a better entrepreneur
    Over the past week there has been a huge focus in the media and even the geek internet culture around Charlie Sheen's supposed breakdown. He's been doing a lot of interviews, but mixed in are a lot of interesting quotes that can be applied to entrepreneurship. An entrepreneur is on a thin border between insane and brilliant. We code magic.".
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
    [Media] Meet Waldo, Head of Corp Dev
    Those are the types of partners--media companies, publishers, etc. Back in 2005, when I was with Union Square Ventures, we changed our brochureware homepage into a blog. few other VCs had been blogging before, but no one had gone as far as to make the whole front facing effort of their firm into something so interactive.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Media] Caterina Fake on How She Plans to Build the World's Living Atlas
    The tricky part about serial successes is that after each big hit, everyone--investors, the media, etc.--raises On social media and user-generated content apps like Findery, it''s important to have activity and participation before you launch the app. Caterina Fake is one of those highly successful Web entrepreneurs. The real plan?
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] Start Up Blog - Untitled Article
    The staggering pace of growth in social media shows how essential it is to learn all through life. This was just so brilliant I had to re-post it here in its entirety. The 12 most powerful words in business from Ragans PR daily. Many powerful words for business have nary a thing to do, directly, with industry. People like proof. Reflect.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Media] Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter!
    An author, entrepreneur, speaker, and connector, Peter Shankman is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing and advertising. He 'Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter! written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012
    [Media] 25 Important Pinterest Tips For Your Career
    As with all social media accounts, it’s important to keep going. Photographers, wedding designers, social media managers, and more use and frequently benefit from the site. We’ve all heard about LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook’s career power, but have you thought about what Pinterest could do for you? Follow trends.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] 5 Suggestions To Enhance A Pupil’s Experience
    'by Marcin Gnat, blogs and media specialist for Brainly.com. Marcin Gnat is a j ournalist and a blogger fascinated with the edtech technologies, and works as a blogs and media specialist for Brainly.com. The pupil experience is definitely high on the program for just about any educational institution.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: Create A Founding Legend
    Clair is the Founding Correspondent & CEO of innovation-focused media outlet AlleyWire , as well as president of AW/CS, AlleyWire’s creative agency. He was previously an on-air correspondent forNY1andYNN, and is the founder of several other media and startup ventures. 'by Neil St. Clair, CEO of  AlleyWire. Neil St.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] 5 Job Boards that Streamline Your Hiring Process
    Mashable Job Board What it is: Mashable''s Job Board, caters to creative and media professionals, and it includes levels that range from interns to executives. 'If you are looking for top talent with very specific expertise, skip the general job boards and post to niche platforms instead. Looking to fill a key role at your startup?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] 9 Surprisingly Good Reasons to Turn Off Your Smartphone
    Someone is explaining something you either already know or don''t need to know so you wander over to your email or to your social media accounts. 'You probably already know that taking a break from technology is good for you. But take a look at just how good it can be. He''s on a mission to get that message out. Yes it can. That''s a waste."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways to Sink a Press Conference
    CITEWorld 's editorial director, Matt Rosoff, summed up the media's negative sentiments in a tweet following Sony's announcement: "What you just witnessed was Microsoft winning the console wars once and for all." Sony's underwhelming PS4 announcement suggests there is a right way and a wrong way to do a big product reveal. Drag it out.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] To build a brand, you need to own a word in the mind
    For example, a couple of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley created a company to develop an iPhone social-media app. Procter & Gamble, perhaps the world’s most-famous marketing organization, use to have a rule when it came to writing memos on strategy. The first sentence of the memo had to start with “This is to recommend.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Ride of Spring
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Ride of Spring. As a Venture Cyclist I do feel I need to include a few posts about my riding. Today was my friendly riding group’s first ride of the season – a rite of spring. Posted Sunday, March 11, 2012.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
    [Media] Cracking The Code: BlablaCar - Travel Revolution
    Popular Media: the key to viral marketing. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Monday, January 16, 2012. BlablaCar - Travel Revolution. Blablacar is one such example of innovation: with a fast growing community of 1.6m Posted by Philippe Botteri.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Media] Congratulations: Single Platform Acquired by Constant Contact
      Second, after starting out just delivering social media and web presence for the restaurants, he had the insight to realize that putting all the world’s menus in one place, in an easily updatable format, would build a great asset for publishers.  WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. link].
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Media] The Case for Hardware + Software + Internet Startups - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • TONY WRIGHT DOT COM  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009
    [Media] Just How Important is the Valley? Let’s Look at some Data.
    Liberty Media. Avid Life Media. Demand Media. StarBrand Media. Collective Media. Guardian Media Group. GazProm Media. Waterfront Media. Jupiter Media. Hi-Media. Penthouse Media Group. Forbes Media. 24/7 Real Media. What if both are true? 110 total. My theory?
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Media] Productivity Tip #1: Don’t Read Any Content When It’s Published Unless It’s Urgent & Actionable
    Reeder (running off of a Feedly backend) is where I capture all the sources where I don’t want to miss any posts (usually personal blogs or single source media sites). 'Time. We generally undervalue it, incorrectly estimate how we spend it and constantly wonder where it went. Work in progress I guess).
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] Average American Gives 3.1% of Income to Charity. Three Product Ideas To Help Me Be More Charitable.
    This product can also give me relevant alerts and summaries about activities from the charities I support, since I don’t find their individual mailings to be very effective (nor is following a charity on social media the best way for me to stay connected). 'So the average American gives 3.1% of their pre-tax income to charity annually.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways to Give Back
    Offer to serve as a contact or source for local media seeking quotes or background information. Success isn't just a reward; it's a responsibility. Celebrity chef Eric Ripert shares six ways any business can make a difference by giving back. To a remarkable entrepreneur , success is not only a reward—it's a responsibility. Teach.
  • DEIMAR  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] From $0-100million with no sales people. (Video) | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Sep 16, 2011. From $0-100million with no sales people. Video). by Deimar Gutierrez. 16.9.11. Pin It. From $0-100million with no sales people. Business of Software Blog.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Media] Sellfy launches Sellfy Market
    'Latvia/Lithuania based Sellfy launched in 2011 as the easy-to-use platform to sell digital goods through your website or social media. Now Sellfy announces they''ve grown up their platform to become more of a marketplace, aptly named Sellfy Market , where they can feature their best authors, musicians, and designers to help drive more sales.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [Media] Why Mindshare Matters More Than Market Share
    He had hired extra staff, placed ads with local media, and planned a huge day, only to have it dashed by a typo someone at my company made. The best gauge of a company's longterm health? Mindshare. Here's what I mean, and three ways I earn it. At Metal Mafia, the jewelry wholesale company I founded, we focus on winning "mindshare" instead.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
    [Media] Think Like A Marketer, Sell Like a Superstar [WEBINAR]
    ” Things like our blog content, social media, and what they find on our website. But again, I think I have experienced, certainly not only salespeople, but business owners and even marketing – high level leadership marketing-type people still, I think, are very confused about the use of some of these online tools and social media.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: 6 Traits of Great Businesses
    This means that you need to be in constant contact with your customers: make it easy for them to contact you , survey them regularly , provide great content for them through your social media channels, and listen closely to what they have to say. Transparent. Customer-centric.  Disciplined.  Focus equals discipline. Flexible.  Strategic. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] Apple's Soho Store Launches Meet the Actor Series
    Plus, it got the media''s attention--ehem. 'Is it worth it to launch an event unrelated to your brand? Here''s a tech event even Hollywood would love. Actress Allison Williams, star of the hit HBO series Girls, gave a talk on acting and tech startups last week at a Manhattan Apple store. First, the event got people into an Apple store.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Media] 3 Reasons Why Every Executive Should be on LinkedIn
    Related articles How to Ask for a LinkedIn Introduction Why Are CEOs So Anti-Social (Media 'LinkedIn''s new capabilities have made it far more valuable to C-suite executives. Here are 3 ways savvy execs are using it. You probably don''t need to join Facebook for your work (unless you''re a marketing executive). It''s a must!"
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] Need a Co-founder? Try FounderDating
    Deadlines to Apply These kickoffs--where small groups of people get to know others by discussing hot topics such as big data or the future of social media--are actually culminations of application rounds, which occur consecutively from city to city. This exclusive, invite-only network promises to find you the perfect counterpart. Alter says.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
    [Media] Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould
    From electric cars to drones, DNA sequencing to robotic surgery, enterprise software to social media –the size and variety of these markets makes the Valley of my early days look bush league. 'I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. Elmore and Ann Winblad ) – “I’m just a VC.”  Her response? ——-.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Media] Where Is The Facebook About Us Page
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [Media] Anything You Want :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Creating Customer Bliss Seth Godin Pokes His Own Box Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Anything You Want is another The Domino Project publication and a fitting one I think. All rights reserved.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Media] The Art of Spreading a Great Idea
    The following can be applied to a variety of media, but unless you already have a reasonable profile it makes sense to start online: greater access to decision-makers, a broad spectrum of outlets and opportunities to choose from, and most articles last forever and generate a SEO boost. Got great ideas? Here's how. other than their own.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
    [Media] How to Fail at Presenting to Hackers
    Lately it's all marketing and social media people… [link] Lauren Gilchrist Well put, Brad. brief guide to failure, courtesy this demo: Expect your connections to high profile individuals will build credibility : Exceptions include Richard Stallman, Cory Doctorow and probably Steve Jobs. Even an executive CTO or VP of Engineering.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] The Saas Math Funnel: Acquisition
    As the name suggests, acquisition is all about driving new users, readers or buyers depending on whether you’re running a SaaS, media or e-commerce business respectively. For the 3rd instalment of SaaS Math , we’re going to dig into the 1st step in the conversion funnel: acquiring users. Though I will share some thoughts on that.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] 5 Blogging Mistakes And A State of Wonder
    But blogs and even social media changed that for me, and I feel better about writing now. Yesterday while flying cross country I read State of Wonder , by Ann Patchett. As I got off my first plane, I was about 30 pages from finished, and two hours from my next flight. didn’t check email first. didn’t get lunch, which was overdue. Enjoy it.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
    [Media] On Features, Experiences, and Love
    The media is making it seem like they have a local peer--and that comparison works well for competitive companies without nearly the traction that they do. Consumer web services rarely win on features. In fact, it hardly even makes sense to think about them in that way. doubt it. That's what we call experience. think we've all faced that.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [Media] Fast Company’s Influence Project and Reputation Racketeering
    They’re trying to measure it using a big social media ponzi scheme where you get a unique link that you get others to click using all your various social profiles. Fast Company wants to know who has the most online influence. The more clicks you can garner, the more influence you have. Or is it just about retweets and clicks?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [Media] 3 Ways to Measure Bold Ideas
    You can also use social media. 'In the early stages, you can''t assess radical ideas using stats like projected revenues or cost savings. Here''s how to determine which bold ideas are worth keeping. Organizations often fail to adapt potentially game-changing ideas. Moreover, their value "cannot be accurately predicted in their early stages."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Media] 9 Sources of Inspiration for Highly Successful People
    He is clear in his communications and uses the media in ways others wish they could. 'Richard Branson, Naomi Simson, and other top influencers talk about what drives them. LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration. I have never thought that people took me seriously. moments. All good.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] 20 Free and Low Cost Tools for Everyday Productivity
    Hootsuite – All in one social media management tool that continues to evolve. '20 Free and Low Cost Tools for Everyday Productivity written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Every so often I sit back and take inventory of the tools I’m using with an eye on weeding some out and adding some in.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Fast-Food 'Wage Theft' Protests Staged Across U.S.
    The protests by labor groups since late 2012 have captured national media attention and served as an important backdrop for President Obama''s push to lift workers'' wages. In major cities, for example, TV crews and other media are alerted of a time and location the day before a large rally is planned. McDonald''s Corp.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways To Build Your Business On Facebook--For Free
    Social media is designed to bring those barriers down, and they should come down. It's amazing how much business comes in over Facebook. And I don't pay Facebook--or anyone--a cent. love Facebook. Facebook helps me stay on top of world events, popular culture, business trends and the personal lives of my friends and colleagues. On Facebook.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Media] Google's Must-Learn Secret of Success
    Apple didn''t build the first personal computer, portable media player, smart phone, or even tablet. 'If it works for Google (and for Apple), it might work for you. Google just held its annual I/O Developer''s Conference, and as my fellow Inc. Each device will match up better with your business life. But is it? None of this is easy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
    [Media] Caterina Fake: Great entrepreneurs are like sandwiches
    Fake, who we once named one of the most productive CEOs, says these four time management tips helped her and might help you, too: Cut back on media intake: It's a tough task for the founder of several internet companies, but Fake says she only allows herself one hour on the internet in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. and 4 p.m.,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Behaving Badly
    Sometimes customers do things that make you want to take extreme actions. But there's no good excuse for going this far. Every once in a while, a company does something that leaves you puzzled. And then there are incidents that fall into the what-in-the-world-were-they-thinking category. This is one of those stories. The topic? Agreed to settle?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Breaking: Supercell Raises $12M from Accel Partners
    Given Accel’s extensive experience and track record in gaming, internet and social media, their investment is a powerful endorsement of Supercell’s vision of combining the power of social networks with deep and immersive core games that are instantly accessible from anywhere, anytime.'. Congratulations to the team!
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Build Your Own World
    Most of the people going their own route don't get covered much in the tech media--because they don't pattern match for what we know of the successes we've heard before. It was a great day and the weather couldn't be better. One thing that struck me is how diverse the cityscape is outside of Manhattan.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Media] DSK & The US Criminal Justice System - allensblog - Typepad
    DSK & The US Criminal Justice System (Oh, and the Media, too). Listed below are links to weblogs that reference DSK & The US Criminal Justice System (Oh, and the Media, too). allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Sometimes, we even held a trial before convicting and hanging the suspect. Reblog (0).
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] Hello World
    The previous summer I worked at the MIT Media Labs, writing the first iteration of iOS software for NETRA. I first came to USV one year ago, almost to the day, as a hackNY fellow. Fred, Brad and Albert gave a talk about venture capital, with a special emphasis on the New York tech ecosystem. I've been following them ever since. in Physics.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Join the Sign up Your Startup Challenge and get free tools to help your business succeed
    Free publicity and materials for your website and social media efforts. Business is all about competition. If you’re not competing against other businesses for customers or market share, you’re competing against yourself, trying to beat previous revenue figures. We’ve got the spirit here at Bplans. Plenty! Business Plannin
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Tips for Leading People As If Their Lives Depend on You
    One example: In my business, it''s not enough to be active in social media. While they don''t have to battle fierce winds or blistering sun (except when our HVAC system misfires), they do have to manage difficult clients, uninterested media, and challenging workplace issues. In the process, I have become a better leader. I''m lost!"
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] One Company's Secret to Amazing Customer Service
    We're extremely available on our website and on social media, but our goal is to make it so you don't have to reach out to us. Growth and scale are typically the enemy of great, personal customer service--except in this case. And when that happens, it's not unusual to find someone trashing a company's product and service on a major forum.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Media] How to get back into the writing groove when you have been busy, distracted, lazy or all of the above
    Ask your friends on social media what to write about. Even though most of you reading this blog no longer enjoy long, luxurious summers filled with sleeping in, chasing bugs, trips to the library and endless episodes of Power Rangers, you may find that your normal prolific writing pace has slowed a bit in the month of July.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] 5 Uncommon Thoughts That Guarantee Uncommon Success
    You can connect with nearly anyone through social media. Big ideas are great.but to be successful, all you need to do is decide you'll think differently than other people. It's hard to think differently and be able to dream new dreams. But most of us aren't bold visionaries. I'm not. I'm far from visionary. Hey, join the (very large) club.
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