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  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
    [Media] How to Reach Anyone
    It might be harsh, but if you are an entrepreneur involved in Internet technology, to not have some sort of LinkedIn profile or blog or social media presence is inexcusable.   I get a lot of requests to meet.  Everyday my inbox is filled with pitches and intros and requests to grab a quick coffee (which is never all that quick). 
  • ONLYONCE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Media] Book Short: Internet Fiction
    We’ve somehow elevated social media metrics to the same level as money in the context of self-worth. 'Book Short:  Internet Fiction. It’s been a long time since I read Tom Evslin’s Hackoff.com , which Tom called a “blook” since he released it serially as a blog, then when it was all done, as a bound book.  Uncommon Stock. The Circle.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
    [Media] 5 Things You Must Do To Sell To a Small Business Owner
    Related Posts: Stop Wasting Your Time With Social Media A Shoe Shine Sales Strategy How To Talk To Small Business 7 Resistance Crushing Questions Every Business Must Answer 5 Reasons Why Effective Marketing Makes Your Business More Valuable. 5 Things You Must Do To Sell To a Small Business Owner This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] You Don't Have to Be an Entrepreneur for Life
    Keeping up your public profile through social media and other means is key to ensuring as many doors as possible remain open to you. 'The "Cubicle Nation" author talks about her new book "Body of Work" and why she urges entrepreneurs to be "work-mode agnostic". You struggle and strive to pull yourself up on a linear, clearly defined path.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
    [Media] 4 Tools to Build a Website by the End of the Day
    Several sites offer a quick and painless approach where you can plug in your own company graphics, type in some text, and have an amazing site with full SEO and social media integration by supper. 'Fifty-two percent of small businesses still don''t have a website. Don''t be one of them. There is no excuse for this one. C''mon, people.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Media] Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 an iPhone Killer?
    Wireless Download Speeds and Performance Offering 3G wireless speeds, the Galaxy S3 provides industry standard performance when browsing the Web, downloading apps, or accessing streaming media. See how Samsung's latest--and most highly anticipated--Android device stacks up against the competition. Ice Cream Sandwich" OS.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Halloween Haunts Go Hi-Tech
    TicketLeap is an online exchange, integrated with social media, where tickets to concerts, theatre, and sporting events are bought and sold. TicketLeap, a online ticket exchange, helps local haunts go hi-tech. When you end up with 1,000 people at your door, you need a cost effective way to verify tickets," he says. All they need is a laptop.
  • ITHACAVC  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Media] Cornell Tech Company: Agronomic Technology Corp (Part 1), Guest Post by Deb Eichten
    Deb follows many Cornell companies and writes about them for various Cornell publications and media outlets. 'Cayuga Venture Fund recently closed an investment in a company called Agronomic Technology Corp (ATC). The underlying tech was developed at Cornell (like many of the companies in the CVF portfolio). Hope you enjoy it. Adapt-n.com.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
    [Media] A butterfly flaps its wings and you make a sale
    Or Dave McClure releases a silent-but-deadly outside a Menlo Park Starbucks and a social media company gets funded in Boston. It's easy to be taken in by the idea of the Butterfly Effect : That a butterfly gently flapping its wings in the jungles of Madagascar can indirectly cause a Typhoon off the coast of Jakarta. Tolkien. source ).
  • START UP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013
    [Media] The downside of the internet
    You may remember from previous posts that I was very much into the activity, before the main stream media and taste makers decided it was over. I was recently watching this documentary about break dancing and its evolution in the Bronx of New York. In fact, it was pretty much developed on a single housing block in the South Bronx.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] Post Mortem… literally.
    The death of Osama Bin Ladin will undoubtedly mark the end of a chapter in our history in the way that media and society neatly gathers time into such overly simplistic demarcations. I wrote this last night as the preamble to my weekly NYC innovation events newsletter: Osama Bin Ladin is dead. m not sure what to say. Education reform?
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Now that You've Got MVP, It's.
    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!
  • DSHEN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] Corporate Due Diligence Fast and Easy - 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!
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] Winning Startup Weekend and Competing In the Global Startup Battle
    We created a one minute video promoting our concept, and spread the word through social media, local news sources , and word of mouth to get votes. Startup Weekend is back in town on Friday at the Houston Technology Center. The I’ve participated twice at Startup Weekend, and now help organize the event. Tapja, the ninja penguin.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [Media] Intermission: Derry’s UK City of Culture 2013 Bid
    Derry could host high-profile media events including the Turner Prize, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, The Brits and the RIBA Stirling Prize. Here are just a few things that could be coming to Derry for 2013 when we win: Up to 2000 new jobs. Up to £300 million would be brought to the region. ‘Like’ the bid on Facebook.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] Need to Boost Your Site's Traffic? Master Backlinks
    Most customers talk about your business on social media, so use a tool like Topsy to see who mentions your brand on Twitter. 'Backlinks still matter -- both for traffic and as an indication of your online reputation. Search engine algorithms constantly change. But backlinks--links from another site to your site--are still important. Respond.
  • SCOTT WEISS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Media] Looking Bigger
    To make matters worse, for our early adopter industries (ISPs, media, tech, and financial),  no email service meant no work. “We like what you guys are doing but there’s no way we’d replace the aorta of our communications infrastructure with a beta box from a 20-person startup.” We were so good, but yet so puny. We felt big.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
    [Media] 5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work
    That same year I formed The Cutler Group, a public relations agency that helps innovative technology companies achieve high-value media coverage. To avoid that fate, I decided that I would start my own company — and I would make it work. In the beginning, the firm’s assets were limited to $200 in my bank account. Don’t get an office.
  • ITHACAVC  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Media] Connections, Connections, Connections……Execution
    My next goal is to figure out how to better use my LinkedIn and other social media connections to advance an execution plan! I am frequently amazed by the quality of contacts that CEOs and Bus Dev executives can generate. I think of myself as an outgoing person, but am not sure I would have such success. Connections don’t execute.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Latest Deal Terms for Oodle, Inc.
    Utilizing the power on social media, the company operates a free online site that provides consumers with a friendly local marketplace to buy, sell, and trade. By Justin Byers, Lead Business Intelligence Analyst If you are looking for good deal on a treadmill or maybe a vehicle, then you will likely take a look at the local classified ads.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] The Top 7 Social Engagement Plugins To Drive Free Traffic To Your Blog
    It’s entirely automated and hands-free and gives you an opportunity to bring more social media traffic to the post that otherwise might be simply buried in your archives. The very survival of any blog lies in the hands of its readership. No readership, no blog ; I am sure we can all agree on that. Let me know in the comments!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously
    send them to staff, customers, vendors, the media, and friends, and not only do I find people love receiving cards, but writing "thank you" puts me in an incredible mindset to start my day. 'You''d like to be successful in everything you do, of course. Here''s how to make it happen. mean it. Most people never listen."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Media] 11 Ways to De-Clutter Your Day
    Pick something you have to resist--food, wasting time, Web browsing, checking social media accounts--and eliminate the temptation. 'Do less and achieve more--starting today. Adopt some of these easy habits to make it happen. Success tends to create clutter: more meetings, more projects, more decisions, more items on your to-do list.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 5 Trends to Ignore in 2013
    and Glam Media closed significant rounds. Amid all the forecasts for what next year will bring, here are five business trends you'd be wise to pass up. This article is part of Inc.'s special report on How (and Where) to Make Money in 2013 (and Beyond). Tis the season for forecasting, prediction-making, and soothsaying. It's fun. So don't.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] 3 Secrets of the Most Shareable Tweets
    From detailed scientific guides to personal experiments on double tweeting and a host of tech tools that claim they can help you fine tune your tweeting schedule, business owners looking for social media best practice could spend days trawling through all the expert advice that’s out already available. That’s elementary.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Your Team to Take More Risks
    'People generally hate failing but creativity requires it, so how can you persuade your team to tolerate risk? Try a ''failure metric.'' By now it’s a truism that if you want more creativity from your team you have to make sure they’re comfortable taking risks and failing. But, of course, most people naturally hate failing. Failure.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] Kony 2012: Making Video Go Viral
    Make the most of social media. Almost overnight, millions of people watched and shared this 30-minute video. Here are five things it got right. If you haven't already seen "Kony 2012," you should—not only because of its message but also because it's probably going to be one of the most successful viral videos of the year.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] The Last-Minute Black Friday Plan
    To be successful, a small business must provide what the big boxes can’t: * Personalized service * Specialized knowledge * Sense of exclusivity In the media world, this is called “counter-programming” – appealing to the people who aren’t following the crowd. Forget slashing prices and big ad campaigns.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [Media] Employed with a side of startup
    For example, you know that to avoid social media shitstorms you're supposed to have stupendous customer service , so you claim as much on your website. Are you going to SxSW? If so, drop me a line and we'll coordinate.). Most people start their first company while they still have a day job. Here are my tips for how to pull this off. IANAL.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Media] How to Systematically Build Personal Brand Authority
    Just as the need for content has created a great deal of angst among marketers, social media and networks have created a great deal of confusion. 'How to Systematically Build Personal Brand Authority written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today, authority is it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] The Best of Augmented Reality
    Result: Some 56,000 people used the app to view the murals, and another 900,000 mentioned the campaign on social media. 'Four smart augmented reality campaigns that made a splash. Want to use augmented reality to boost sales? Take a page from these smart augmented reality projects that made a big splash--and a big return on investment.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Twenty Eight :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    GaggleAMP – tool that let’s you get your customers and partners involved in amplifying your social media campaigns. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. All rights reserved.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Look for a Small Town
    There were local serial entrepreneurs, community leaders, political dignitaries, and representatives from nearly every media outlet. It’s easy to see the benefits of being an entrepreneur in the Silicon Valleys and the Seattles of America, but in the midst of those metropolises, the benefits of starting in a smaller town are overlooked.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Salesforce Acquires Radian6: How to Earn $2,850/hour
    CRM giant Salesforce.com just acquired Radian6, a social media monitoring platform, for $326 million. Pretty cool for co-founders Chris Newton and Chris Ramsey. Even though Chris and Chris only owned a small percentage of Radian6 after raising rounds of venture capital, they will still walk away with $14 million each according to CBC News.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] Forget the Big Guys: 3 Startups to Watch at CES
    In addition to using it to stream media, you also can use it to create a touch surface on say, a wall or a table, that interacts with a stylus pen. 'As the annual gadget fest gears up for launch, we can tell you one thing: the most exciting innovations aren''t coming from the biggest-name suspects. Why 2014? event at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] How mobile games can make a global difference (and still be profitable)
    As with social media’s rise and its ability to connect with massive audiences at a reduced cost, mobile developers are now realizing the power their games have to engage with huge groups of people and influence users in real-world situations. 'Oliver Miao is the CEO of  Pixelberry Studios. Address the right issue. Sincerity matters.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Media] The New Rules of Customer Engagement
    It is paying off: Companies that engage with their customers via social media have more loyal customers. Goodbye, customer touch-points. Hello, ongoing, meaningful contact that actually drives revenue. Here's what you need to know to be more engaging right now. How can your business see this sort of boost? It needs to be results-driven.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Girls Who Code: Crashing the “Brogram”
    She points out that while women use the Internet 17% more than men do and create two-thirds of the content at social media sites, they earn only 14% of computer science degrees. The high-tech industry is largely a guy’s world made up of "brogrammers" and job ads that ask, “Want to bro down and crush code?” It’s Still A Man’s World. Hacking
  • BABBLING VC  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Media] Yelling the Loudest is Different than Having Something to Say
    This had me thinking about where we have come in terms of media and information distribution. You no longer can do much simply being rational and posting well thought out stories on your blog or media website. So, one of the first posts to indirectly come out of my request for ideas is ready to go today. There's simply too much noise!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Media] Got Clutter? 5 Ways to Streamline Your Business
    This past Black Friday, instead of playing into the media hype of buy, buy, buy, my wife and I purged our home of excess clutter. 'Cyber week has ended and Black Friday is behind us, and so are some great deals. This may be the season of gift giving and making year end purchases, but do you know what you actually need? Retire your attire.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Media] A Visual Guide to Local SEO for Small Business Websites
    Using Visual Media to Boost Your Marketing It is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing. 'A Visual Guide to Local SEO for Small Business Websites written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. How to Build a Perfectly Optimized Local Website by Following the Google Guidelines! loved that.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010
    [Media] The Glory of Me
    am not lambasting blogging or bloggers, but has the “social-fication&# of the web and media created a world that operates for the Glory of Me? With social media it is about teaching, not thinking. Social media has the potential for decay as well as collective good. Story of the Week! What are we defined by? What we do?
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
    [Media] Seeing What Everyday Writing Looks Like
    particularly liked his paragraphs on Smith's aesthetic revulsion to the the kind of writing one sees in social media. Social media acts as a kind of truth serum, as Marshall Kirkpatrick likes to say: This is how the masses of people talk. Alexis Madrigal has a great, long post in response to Zadie Smith's essay. It's not always pretty.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] World's Coolest Offices: Your Picks
    Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia In 2003, Vishen Lakhiani founded Mindvalley, a digital publishing company that specializes in self-help, motivational, and personal-growth content in new media. asked our Facebook community to submit photos of the world's best offices. Then we put them to a vote. Continued on next page.) Tenon Tours was No.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Media] AddSearch Announces Investment to Bring In-Site Search to the Modern Era
    As a demo, head on over and plug some text into the search field at Me Naiset , a media company owned by Sanoma, where they’ve been testing the solution. In-site search doesn’t sound sexy, but there’s no clear leader, and according to Ilola it’s an area that provides value to media companies, governments, and corporations.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Media] 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013
    Pincus, with a background blogging about design and working for large media companies, is in charge of strategy and focused on scouting new initiatives and partnerships. They're busy working on everything from ingenious devices to artificial intelligence to truly targeted mobile advertising. It's going to be a big year for these women.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Media] The Fantastic, Dystopian Future of Social Networking
    Your Facebook account--or whatever social media you use--will know. 'Think of it as Yelp meets Nike+ shoes meets Facebook meets Google meets Twitter. Start-ups: Start thinking now about where you''ll fit in. In the year 2020, social networking will look different. Well, I should say, it better look different. see this going much further.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] No Succession Plan & an Uncertain Legacy
    Taylor says she is prospecting at different agencies and cultivating video-production and digital-media capabilities. Life After the Inc. 500: An untimely death and no succession plan left Michelle Taylor at the helm of her mother's company, Betah Associates, with no oars. Then, in 2004, Bell-Taylor was found to have lung cancer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] How Joe Fernandez Got His Klout
    Its algorithms comb through social media data: If you have a public account with Twitter, which makes updates available for anyone to read, you have a Klout score, whether you know it or not (unless you actively opt out on Klout’s website). Piece of cake. How do you know you're ready to start a company? billion pieces of data each day.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013
    [Media] How Many Friends Do Startup Founders Really Need?
    'The Internet and social media have totally destroyed the meaning of the word “friend” and even changed it from a noun to a verb. On Twitter and Facebook, many young people follow hundreds of friends before age twenty, all without ever having physically said or heard a word from most of them. Real friends help each other. Marty Zwilling.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Media] Natural Way to Run a Business
    Related Posts: Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video The Power of Focus Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Riding With Niner Bikes How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience. The Natural Running Store’s approach is a perfect example of the way to merge high tech with high touch.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Media] How We Launched a Major Music Festival
    We also had press coverage in the New York Times and more than 100 other media outlets worldwide. Within 24 hours of Fireflyfestival.com launching, we had well over $1 million in ticket sales. Here's exactly how we broke into the music festival business. We knew it was the start of our next chapter, of something special. dream big.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs April Twenty Three :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
    [Media] How Virgin Atlantic's Marketing Nails It
    • A Virgin crew took to social media and found a customer at work who was having a grey, rainy day. 'Virgin Atlantic is a small airline with a big personality. This is how it lures customers from the big guys. I''m on a new customer experience journey at my online marketing company VerticalResponse. Maybe they''re the No.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] How Advertisers Fail to Connect With Women
    The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has uncovered that, "from 2006 to 2009, not one female character was depicted in G-rated family films in the field of medical science, as a business leader, in law, or politics. 'Gender bias is still popping up in Super Bowl ads and Hollywood. Can this be changed? Kind of cute, right?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Media] Shifting to the Third Screen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast is Chuck Martin, CEO of The Mobile Future Institute and Director of the Center of Media Research at MediaPost Communications Inc and author of The Third Screen: Marketing to Your Customers in a World Gone Mobile. Figure that out and you’ll never be led astray.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Media] Make Your Customer Service Memorable
    These days, with social media making it insanely easy to spread good (and bad) reviews , asking for the referral is becoming a staple of a good customer service practice. 'If you want to differentiate your customer service, stop trying to be perfect and simply be memorable. Yeah, it was exactly as it sounds. Hotel reservations were the worse.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] How to Write a Business Plan
    Or perhaps in traditional media? Getting the media to cover you can be a great way to reach your customers. Social Media. These days, having a social media presence is essentially a requirement for the vast majority of businesses. It’s time to dig into the process of actually writing a business plan. > Keep it short.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
    [Media] What Should We Make of Peter Thiel’s “20 Under 20? Education Program?
    He’s already built several tech/media businesses and I know he is talented enough to do something significant in life – whatever he chooses. Thiel and friends will also agree to mentor these young entrepreneurs. Here is their inaugural class. So is this a good idea? My 2 cents: 1. This is a worthy goal and I applaud Peter Thiel.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why
    Social media will be pervasive in the enterprise and is primarily driving by customer interactions. Fred Wilson recently posted a great video on his blog  with the CEO of Forrester Research, George Colony. The money slide is the graphic below. The chart shows three scarce resources and their improvements over time. will cover this in my post.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] Rise and fall: Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs
    Gary Vaynerchuk (the founder of Wine Library TV and the so-called " Social Media Sommelier ") made a similar point in a speech at the Web 2.0 Thanks to Walker Corporate Law Group , a boutique law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs, for supporting A Smart Bear this month. The essence of profound insight is simplicity.".
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Why I Wrote It (And Why You Should Too)
    The media likes talking about and interviewing authors, which allows them to further spread the word about themselves and their companies. This week, I am really excited to release my new book, Start At The End, published by John Wiley & Sons. wrote the book for two core reasons. Yes, many of them will survive using this strategy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] 9 Tips: Boost Your Business With Pinterest
    Through her social media efforts she saw a 75 percent increase in traffic, with Pinterest generating most of that. It may not be as popular as Facebook or Twitter, but this virtual pinboard service is attracting plenty of eyeballs. Here's how to make it work for you. One social site has captured the attention of the masses recently.
  • 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]. .
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Media] Muxlim Debate A Great Reminder - Startups Far From Mainstream
    The article continues to paint the picture that the company was overly hyped in global media as El-Fatatry also received the Finnish President's Internationalisation Award as well as other awards. The media has cited Muxlim reaches 25 million people around the world. The title of the article, directly translated, is Mohamed's Bubble.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012
    [Media] Inspire Olympic-Size Team Spirit in Your Employees
    The marketing team corresponds with our users on social media networks about what's going on, and the engineering team adds messaging in the application (which is the dashboard that pops up after a user logs into our platform) with the latest updates. have a ton of respect for Olympians, no matter what their sport of choice.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Turning Screens Into a Television
    It's called free-to-air for a reason," says Mike McGuire, a media analyst at the technology research firm Gartner. Aereo, a New York City start-up, can broadcast live television to your iPad or a laptop. That is, unless a big lawsuit shuts the company down. More Americans are watching TV shows minus the television set. says McGuire.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] Use the Power of Positivity to Gain the Competitive Advantage
    Get on social media. 'Happiness can have a huge impact on your business, from the employees to the customers. The founding fathers were onto something. The pursuit of happiness matters more than ever, especially in business. Your intelligence rises. Your creativity rises. Your energy levels rise. Employee Happiness. No sweat, right?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
    [Media] If I Gave You a $100,000 Marketing Budget, What Would You Do With It?
    Social Media. 'Let’s face it: developing a marketing budget for a small business is usually not a very big priority. Typically, we just don’t have enough money to warrant having a formal marketing budget. Sometimes we just ignore doing one because it’s depressing. Why bother? The answer is quite simple. Marketing Strategy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] 10 Steps to Teaching Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs
    Most children today are terrible at face-to-face and telephone communication because of the popularity of social media and text messaging. What business owner doesnt wish similar entrepreneurial success for their children, whether they have hopes to pass on the family business one day or can see their child creating their own. Of course!
  • SCALABLE STARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] Responses: Santa Fe Friends + Cali Friends + +
    Can you send more info on your social media (or otherwise) focus? can get integrated into the social media and tech scene there.Stewart. Social Media Week LA is happening right now and I believe there’s some events. Responses to my Santa Fe Friends + Cali Friends + + letter. In chronological order. peggy. -. Im HERE!!!Patsy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] The Smartest Dumb Thing I Ever Did
    Because my band was called Hit Me, I called the company Hit Media Inc. You can just make it a Doing Business As on your Hit Media account.” ” (At that time, Hit Media was a recording studio and booking agency.) Why get input from such a wide range of individuals? was 25 years old and facing a mid-life crisis.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] Lead Generation Strategies for Start-ups
    Social Media: Make sure you have a good digital marketing strategy, which includes promoting your product or service in all social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ etc. 'Being a young enterprise, you have a product and you have your first set of paying customers. So, what is a ‘qualified’ lead?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] How Websites Are Changing And Why This Is Good News For Small Businesses
    Do you need to be involved in social media etc etc etc. The easiest way to get repeat visits, have people sharing your site on social media, engage with the people you want to reach, and use lots of keywords (all of which helps your Search Engine Ranking) it’s with…. by Jessica Shailes. Where do you start? How much should it cost?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] [Review] Harry Potter: The Story Of A Global Business Phenomenon
    According to the author, the advent of social media networks and online buzz triggered a huge Word-Of-Mouth (WOM) growth of the Harry Potter franchise beyond that of predecessors like C.S With its unprecedented wave of success, the world of Harry Potter has left many wondering if such a feat could be repeated ever again. Content is key. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Most Common Brand Blunders
    Great brands consistently execute across every point of contact--from advertising and social media to sales and customer service. 'Is your brand failing to live up to your expectations? An advertising expert shares some of the most common brand blunders and how to avoid them. Why does your brand exist? Who is its primary target audience?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
    [Media] ThirdPresence Raises $800K For Whitelabel Mobile Video Platform
    The company has angled itself to enable mobile video content publishing for newspapers and media companies, as well as mobile marketers and agencies. ThirdPresence , a cloud-based mobile video platform, announced on Friday it has raised $800 000 (€614 000) in seed funding.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] Nest New York To Help Finnish Startups Establish Themselves Stateside
    He believe the city is fast becoming a good place for media centric digital startups and we have to agree. Nest New York is a new kind of a startup accelerator (can we really call it that?) in New York that helps Finnish companies establish themselves into the US market, according to Finnish Talouselämä. Image by skinnylawyer
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Media] Holy Schmoly! Finnish PM Gets Startups' Anxiety
    Helsingin Sanomat ran a story on Mari Kiviniemi, the Finnish Prime Minister, who has expressed her thoughts on European state of affairs regarding digital media. What she's saying here is that the European non-functioning markets should be better built for both consumers and online companies generating value. The reason is very simple.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Media] Edge Your Way Into a New Market
    We worked with a client in the rapidly changing digital media sector to form a three-step attack plan. 'Entering an emerging market can be a big growth driver--but you need to minimize the risks. Try this three-step approach for capturing new opportunities. Cost structure: What''s the revenue potential of this space?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] The Techcrunch Embargo
    There are numerous different ways media companies generate news. Breaking news type of stories are hard to catch and usually require the media organisation to be on alert at all times. Some focus to cover the bigger picture of events. good example of this is The Economist. Why am I writing about exclusive stories then? Simple.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] When It Comes to Online Marketing, Don't Forget About Reddit
    Influence Agents advises businesses on their social media strategies. 'Here are five ways you can use Reddit to boost your online presence. You''re used to hearing from marketing professionals that your company should be engaged on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest. But what about Reddit? And that passion could work in your favor.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] Midwest's Secretive & Scrappy Start-up Scene
    The conference attracts some 700 entrepreneurs, marketing executives, software engineers, social media people, and aspiring future founders. Whitten's current Omaha project is VoterTide , a social media intelligence company for political campaigns. We sent a lifelong New Yorker to investigate the seedlings of Silicon Prairie.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] Begin With a Referral In Mind
    Would it change how you more fully integrated social media, content and SEO? A referral is the result a job well done, exceeded expectations and delivering an experience worth talking about. Sarah Korf via Flickr. My Grandmother was an old school, every stitch by hand, quilter. Would it make you reassess ways you build trust?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] How to Create a Positive Learning Culture
    This mindset of learning and critical inquiry allowed Ogilvy to build a global media empire. No one has all the answers--and that's actually a good thing. Here's how you should approach creating a better learning environment. Face it: You don’t know everything. Here are three suggestions for creating a genuine learning culture at work.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] Doing Business Development Deals with Big Corporations
    The latter scenario is arguably the case with Twitter's recent acquisition of Blue Fin Labs - a social media analytics company that relies almost exclusively on the company's data. By Dileepan Siva CEO of Plastiq, Eliot Buchanan, touched upon a key issue for some startups - doing business development deals with big corporations.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
    [Media] If they come, I will be successful
    Moreover, as demonstrated in the Mochi Media case, the scale necessary to produce meaningful revenue (let alone profits) from advertising can be immense. by Felipe Arias In one of our first classes, the issue of when to test the profit formula of a startup’s business model was raised. As an example, Aardvark projected a $38.48
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Media] Why I Won't Be Writing About Your Company
    They have this notion that the media''s job is to build your company. 'It''s nothing personal, I assure you. You''re just going about getting press all wrong. Here''s the best way to approach it. Probably 90 percent of the emails close with the same bolded or italicized request: "So, will you write about my company in your publication?"
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] 500 Startups Hits the Accelerator Pedal (and Program) Again
    Thats the image that you should take away from the funds press release today with a headline that invokes The Fast and the Furious at least. Speed, risk, victory - you get the picture. Those winners are StoryTree , Culture Kitchen , and Volta. The full list is below). Launch early and often," quipped McClure, "and promote early and often."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 4 Creative Ways to Grow Your Business Using the Web
    Social media is time consuming, and--in my experience--rarely correlates directly to increased sales. Take your business further than your budget. Think imaginatively to market your business online. AdWords and paid listings can be costly, and take time to get right. Here are a few to get started: Sign up to be a pick-up zone for Amazon.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] 10 (More) Things Successful People Believe
    Access is nearly unlimited; you can connect with almost anyone through social media. Successful people think about their work differently than most. Here are some of the beliefs they said we missed in a previous story. Remarkably successful people share a number of perspectives and beliefs. listed those beliefs recently in this article.
  • MUCKER LAB  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] Software Eating Industries
    yes, outside of media, LA is really a blue collar town). 'A little more than one year ago, Marc Andreessen wrote a seminal piece which has defined venture investing and entrepreneurship since. Instead of funding or founding enterprise software companies – these new startups are increasingly hybrids.  Yes, the stakes are much higher this time.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Why the Once-Hot IPO Market Suddenly Went Cold
    Twitter , the erstwhile social media star, has seen its share price fall to near an all-time low. 'As the air comes out of the tech bubble, promising tech companies hold their breath to see what comes next before going public. In fact, expect more IPO-eager companies to suddenly go quiet, experts say.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Angels on Madison Avenue
    Ad firms such as Ignited, Rockfish Interactive, and kbs+p have recently begun investing in media and technology start-ups. It makes sense, given that they already spend a good deal of time scouting media and tech start-ups to stay hip to the latest marketing technology. The investments have ranged from $50,000 to $500,000.)
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Media] PayPal puts a new spin on social commerce with Shoptimist
    I’ve been talking for a while about my assertion that the future of media is Us. Tags: Social Marketing/Media facebook paypal shoptimist social commerce PayPal has announced a new service they are calling Shoptimist. Looks like there are some bugs going on but its new so I’ll give them a pass. It’s just not.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] Meet the New Masters of Cash Flow
    Specifically, Simon founded FastPay last year to provide near-instant financing for digital media businesses, who often need to lay out significant chunks of cash when doing an ad-buy. A client that needs to front the money—if they don't have a large pool of capital to keep investing in media, they can't grow," Simon says.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Will That Prospect Buy From You?
    Social media contact. person with whom you are communicating on a social media network, such as Facebook or LinkedIn. In terms of creating trust, for example, a face-to-face meeting (as in a “social contact” lead) at a conference trumps a series of online interactions (as in a “social media contact” lead).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] Steve Jobs and Bernie Madoff: What They Have in Common
    Jobs successively disrupted the computing, communication, media, and entertainment businesses. 'You might not think these two have any similarities, but turns out they do. What do Bernie Madoff and Steve Jobs have in common? More than you think. Madoff helped build the Nasdaq exchange, where Apple shares trade to this day.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Media] Productivity@Work Resource: Keep Your Communications Safe and Secure
    The more online communications tools you use—website, blog, social media, and more—the more access hackers have to your network and computers. Comcast Business Class Internet gives you the tools you need to keep your business safe from online threats.
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
    [Media] Nike's New Ad: The Hymn of Individualism
    Nike has come out with a brilliant new video featuring LeBron James, an athlete whose personal brand and popularity plunged after the media spectacle he created when he announced his decision to join the Miami Heat. He confronts his critics by looking into the camera and asking a simple question: "What should I do?" It's not for parents.
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