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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Media] 3 Qualities Of Effective Store Signage
    In this world of social media, coupon websites, search engine optimization, and internet ads, it’s easy to see why most businesses seem to have forgotten one of the world’s most effective (and low-tech) advertising methods – the traditional store sign. by Scott Quinlan. “The Three Second Rule.”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Removing Your Organization's Fear of Failure
    In a world of tags and keyword searches, it''s easy for bloggers and big media to slap the "innovation" label on stories, because we know that readers are searching for white-hot takes on the topic. Three tips for managing the emotions that discourage risk-taking. Notice that we didn''t use the word "innovation" above. Here''s a summary: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Do You Stink at Public Speaking?
    Determine your topic by coming up with three great tips in your particular area of expertise, (social media, customer service, financial services, technology, etc.). Stop with the excuses, and start off with these low-pressure steps to launching your speaking career, and increasing your brand-awareness. It takes too long to pay off.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Media] Founders. Run. Amok. It Starts With a Term Sheet.
    sticking your head in the sand while fraud occurs on your platform , like the way Indiegogo watched Healbe Gobe get torched in the media. Last week, for just the second time ever, I passed on an investment opportunity because of the terms of the deal--both the price and the legal structure of the agreement. Founders. Founders. certainly have.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Media] Looking Past "Finland Post Welfare"
    What makes this all the better, is that the event was covered by numerous national media and the panelists at the actual event included the hotshots of Finnish business environment; a mix of very influential business people and a group of startup entrepreneurs. Students in Finland have come a long way in a few years.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Israelis Are Additicted to the Internet
    According to comScore Media Metrix, out of the countries monitored by comScore Canada, Israel and the US are the top three consumers of Internet per capita and time spent online. In comparison, a typical Israeli over the age of 15 spent,on average,  38.3 hours online in May 2010, compared to 32.3 hours in the UK. online in May 2010. billion.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Media] Competition, finally! Hoodie Dude welcomes KoppiCatch to connect startups and corporations
    First big one’s to receive KoppiCatch’s help are media giant Alma Media and operator DNA, who are interested in digital advertising, smart living room, e-commerce and new approaches to news media. Editor''s note: This is a guest post by Sami Kuusela, better known as the Hoodie Dude. We finally got a competitor. Lovely.
  • START UP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] The abundance crisis
    Our current human operating system which dates back around 2 million years has us programmed to eat all of the food available to us (which is why sugar and fat taste best), and to take on all of the data available to us (which is why we are mesmerised by media). He really had an eye on society. An epidemic like it is polio. Like
  • HIGH CONTRAST  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009
    [Media] Better Advertising backs self-regulation
    The Better Advertising team brings a lot of experience to bear from About.com, AOL, Carat, DoubleClick, Etsy, Federal Trade Comission, Google, Isobar, Macromedia, Right Media, TACODA, ThomsonReuters, TrustE and Yahoo. Better Advertising has a new web site. Check it out. Also, our corporate blog is up.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Meet the #IamBplans Winners: Rebar Business Builders
    The internet and social media have opened up wonderful and affordable opportunities that in the past may have only been accessible to companies with large budgets. Rebar Business Builders helps strengthen businesses from the inside out by installing small business marketing systems that systematically attract and retain ideal customers.
  • SILICONHILLS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013
    [Media] The New Captivate Conference Kicks Off Today
    The new conference focused on game development, film, music, content creation and creative media is the brainchild of Jennifer Bullard, who heads up the Austin Chapter of the International Game Developers Association. The Captivate Conference kicked off today at the Palmer Events Center in Austin. Austin
  • SILICONHILLS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
    [Media] Elon Musk and Grumpy Cat Are Big Hits at SXSW Interactive
    They received the most mentions in social media on Twitter and Facebook during the first four days of the technology festival, said Itai Asseo, vice president and creative architect of Digitas Labs. BY L.A. LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Elon Musk and Grumpy Cat stole the show at South by Southwest Interactive. Musk, co-founder [.]
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [Media] Startup Funding Sources You Want To Consider
    That includes rich media like images or videos, all in order to showcase the huge potential of the products. Finding funding sources is important for so many startups out there. It is not that easy to find people that are interested in making an investment. Making them choose yours is not at all difficult. You may need to think out the box.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Not Fooling Anyone: Employees' Strangest Sick Day Excuses
    This included looking at employees’ social media posts and even driving by their house. A survey from CareerBuilder produced a list of this year''s most outrageous reasons for calling in sick. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one," George Washington once said. Employee was quitting smoking and was grouchy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] Buyers Will Line Up for This Business Model
    Such is the case at Wpromote , an online advertising agency that manages its clients’ online marketing and social media promotions. There's one business model that can greatly increase the amount your company is worth. How often do your customers come back to you? The answer can define the value of your business. How are you performing?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] How To Prepare Your Business For Black Friday
    They are heavily promoted on traditional media (television, radio, newspapers and outdoor billboards) and new media (websites, e-mail, social networks and pay-per-click advertising). By Carla Freberg, Sales Manager – Vendor Services Group, Balboa Capital. This year, Black Friday is expected to once again set new sales records. Summary.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] How Does Bill Belichick Develop New Leaders?
    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is famously tight-lipped, often refusing to discuss team matters or personnel situations with the media. By relying on a metaphor from business, not the sports world. How does the perennial AFC East powerhouse continuously develop great leaders? They have a share in the team.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Media] Live now: The founder of The Muse answers your entrepreneurship questions via video. Get involved!
    She was recently listed in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media for the second year in a row and Inc.’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech. Got a question for Kathryn? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live. You can follow her on Twitter, where she is  @KMin. Entrepreneur Insider United States Profiles and Interviews
  • READWRITESTART  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
    [Media] Getting Your Startup Website Ready, Pre-Launch
    Provide ways to connect and share via social media. Even if you're not quite ready to show the public your product, you can still create a good website and a solid online presence for your startup. So here are a few of the things you should consider when building your startup's site: Sponsor. 1. Have a nice "look". Invite them to your beta.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Which Tech Companies Are Really Helping You?
    Whatever task your small business faces -- be it payroll, accounting, shift scheduling, or social media marketing -- there’s a start-up (or 10) who wants to help you out. A VC has a candid talk with the owner of a local shop about her reaction to all the tech start-ups pitching their products to small business owners.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Exactly a Year Since Slush: FROONT Discloses Their Launch Story And Numbers
    This led to our first media mention on ArcticStartup and drew the first significant traffic to our site and got some valuable sign-ups, and generated positive awareness of Froont and trust around us. Afterwards we got interview requests from local media, better ranking on Google, mentions on Twitter and general presence in the digital media.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] The Future of Marketing: 4 Things You Need to Know
    Using social media, companies can enlist customers and prospects to help with everything from defining product requirements to designing advertising campaigns. Technology is utterly changing the way that companies spend money on marketing. Marketing will become more tactical. This is not to say that companies don''t need a marketing strategy!
  • MARK BIRCH  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] More Ridiculously Annoying Startup Memes
    INSERT_HERE] Is Dead – These articles only seem to proliferate in tech media circles.  It is like we are taking our pent up StarCraft frustration out into the real world where the only thing that counts is body counts, lives left, and Fitocracy points earned.  You see, it is all very funny, in a nerd sort of way. Where Da Ladies At?
  • MARK BIRCH  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
    [Media] NY Enterprise Tech Meetup on Tuesday 8/14
    While many enterprises are looking for social capabilities, few have thought out social media 2.0 – where social capabilities could dictate business processes and growth. MyPRGenie   -   MyPRGenie is a cloud-based, PR and social media platform. billion market cap. They are “The Yelp or TripAdvisor for Enterprise Technology.”.
  • THE STARTUP TOOLKIT  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Don’t pick your tools before you know the job
    You don’t “need” a webpage, or an email campaign, or activity on social media. I began doing something properly stupid the other day[1]. decided I needed to do a survey. You know, to get to know you guys better. So So I came up with all sorts of interesting questions. What a dummy! Now let’s go find something to sand.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010
    [Media] Please Help My Friend Colin Recover His Kidnapped Children #noorramsay
    I’ve never made a public appeal before. Then again, I’ve never had a friend in need like my dear friend Colin Bower who is trying to recover his two kidnapped boys Noor (8) and Ramway (6). Mirvat el Nady now has an arrest warrant in the US and is wanted by Interpol ( see here ). What can you do to help Colin? Bring back #noorramsay
  • 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. So I''m going to do a little prognosticating. Data will do the work for me.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] Send Share or Like Facebook Is Getting It Right
    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. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
    [Media] Video Technology Company Giraffic On Track To Hit One Million Users
    Giraffic ‘s technology is targeted at media companies, content distributors, video sharing sites, software game developers, social networks, and device manufacturers which require enhanced video content delivery. One of the trends in Internet use today is the creation and consumption of video content.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] Reddit Founder Hits the Campaign Trail
    “We want to embark on an ‘Internet 2012’ campaign-style bus tour where we’ll talk to local start-ups, college students, media, politicians, and grassroots organizations about the power and promise of the Open Internet,” Ohanian wrote on the Indiegogo site. And it involves a crowdfunded bus. ”
  • ITHACAVC  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] Tips for the New Facebook Marketer
    With over a billion people on Facebook, it’s the most vibrant social media site in the history of the Internet. Post written by Stanna Johnson from Qwaya.   St an is an online writer and a social media enthusiast who loves to write about the latest social media trends. Completely outside my areas of experience. Engagement.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Automating Product Management
    Who says where product people have to begin their careers? Passion and the desire to improve and create products can come from anywhere… such as a tech writer. Nils Davis’ journey is one of a tech writer crossing over to the product side, and doing so superbly. Looking forward… > What trends do you see in product management?
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] The Benefit of Market Research
    Social media will also increasingly play a role as the adoption of smart phones continues apace, and users increasingly rely on geo-targeting applications to find services they need while on the move. How many customers are there? What do they require from your product or service? How you intend to reach them? Business Planning
  • 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. 4. 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. 1.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Seven :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    Image YiShian | Photography via Flickr Good stuff I found this week: How to monitor social media mentions in five minutes a day - step by step directions for setting up a powerful listening station. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac. The Complete Small Busine.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] Deal Machine - Not Just Another CRM Tool
    startup of its generation, Deal Machine is in on the social media train; customer information can be aggregated from different sources, allowing the user to see the customer at a glance from different social media. Deal Machine , which just recently launched, is a new Finnish startup shooting to take on the CRM giants.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Go Mobile: 6 Baby Steps
    You can't talk about digital marketing–or even social media–without acknowledging the growing importance of mobile. Sure, "mobile marketing" sounds intimidating. But check out these easy ways to get your feet wet. New stats about mobile's gains and innovations make the press almost daily now. and fast!
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Media] Flickr is Back!
    ended up writing a post titled Happy 20th Anniversary Amy. I dug up a bunch of old pictures (hosted in our very large photo archive on Dropbox), crafted a WordPress blog, uploaded the photos in the media center on WordPress, and published the blog. I had a shitty website day on Friday. But an awesome Flickr day today. ” I took a look.
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] What Startup Founders Need to Know about Finances Before Starting Up
    ” - Nathalie Lussier | Creator, Nathalie Lussier Media Inc. Previously published in YEC. Question: Name one thing as a startup founder that you wish you had known about money and finances while starting up. Did your lack of knowledge in this area lead to a mistake? Pay Those Bills on Time!
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
    [Media] 12 Startup Cash Flow Tips
    Fehzan Ali, Adscend Media LLC 2. Originally published in Startup Nation. Q.What’s one startup cash flow tip you’d give a new entrepreneur whose business is not yet profitable? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Attention Start-ups: Big Corporations Want to Work With You
    It was there that she met Josh Emert and Austin Evarts, co-founders of GoChime, a company that serves targeted ads to Internet users based on the material in their social-media pages. How young businesses can develop relationships with companies such as Nike and Pepsi. Sheaffer, however, isn''t an employee of Waze.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] Zoopla at seven – how focus and speed drive exceptional outcomes
    always get concerned when I see a large commerce or digital media player without a strong tech component. I first invested in Zoopla in July 2007. At the time, a mere £500,000 to get the company going and back Simon Kain and Alex Chesterman in improving the real estate experience. million and a profit margin that is flirting with 50%.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] How to Write a Business Plan
    Or perhaps in traditional media? A key component to your advertising plan is your plan for measuring the success of your advertising. Getting the media to cover you can be a great way to reach your customers. Social Media. You’ve reviewed what a business plan is , and why you need one to start and grow your business. Appendix.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Media] The Case for Ending Sales Commissions
    related change in sales is the impact of social media on your company’s reputation. Changes in the way salespeople work and the way their performance is managed could render traditional commission plans obsolete. As the article noted, “To many in the highly competitive world of sales, such a move is tantamount to blasphemy.”
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Media] Episode 38: Gamification and Taxes with Adam Hollander and Tom Wheelwright
    Tom is also 1 of 8 Rich Dad Advisors for Robert Kiyosaki, who wrote “Rich Dad Poor Dad.” He is the Founder of WealthStrategyU, and his work has been featured in Investor’s Business Daily, Accounting Today, ABC Radio News, Real Estate Guys Radio Show and many more media. Also Available On. Show Summary. Our Guests. Adam Hollander  (left).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] Top 10 Underrated Leadership Traits
    You need to be able to describe what you want to accomplish in a way that''s understood across a variety of media and by all of your employees. Every boss has room for improvement. Get started by analyzing which of these traits you might lack. One way to learn about the way you lead--and where you need to improve--is to look at your team.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] Five Sites Reputation Management Experts Fear
    They may rise above the social media squatters trying to shave traffic from your good name. by Kent Campbell, SEO expert and founder of InternetReputationManagement. They’re here. The sites that even your genius SEO guy and tech savvy PR team are often powerless against. Unmanaged, these sites can sink your company online. SEC.gov. Wikipedia.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
    [Media] How to Develop Your Business Strategy
    potential client decides to take on your management consulting or social media marketing. The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do – Michael Porter. love the Michael Porter here because it’s so true, and more so the more you dig down into the front lines of real business, such as small business and startups. Strategy is focus.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] 5 Anti-Resolutions for 2013
    Too many news feeds, podcasts, blogs, social media networks, documentary movies, college football games and apps ( Scramble with Friends anyone?) These five New Year's anti-resolutions will help you achieve your real goals for 2013. Every year, countless numbers of my optimistic peers will write a list of New Year's resolutions.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015
    [Media] 10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Get Government Business
    Most public officials will not peruse media packets or spend time looking at promotional materials. It’s important to know how to say “hello” to a public official. It sounds simple, but many sales reps fail this first step. Government culture differs greatly from corporate culture. Here’s some advice from someone who has lived in both worlds.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] How to Walk Away After You Sell Your Business
    Move quickly, because you won’t want these important contacts to learn the news from others, media reports or competitor communications. Include a copy or link to a complete announcement, perhaps attaching the news release you’ll distribute to media outlets. Briefly explain why you’re selling. You sold your business!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
    [Media] [Singapore][Event] Founder Institute Singapore Summer 2012 Applications Now Open
    The Institute supports founders in a wide range of industries, including digital media, software, biotech, cleantech, e-commerce, advertising, consumer electronics, and the Internet. The Founder Institute has just opened its 2012 Summer intake in Singapore. You can apply for the program here.
  • DAVID LEE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Media] My 2013 Listicle
    About ten years ago, the story was about the changing way that people created, shared, consumed media (‘real-time’ or ‘social media’). A few years ago, the story was about one way that people were changing the way they consume stuff and services (collaborative consumption, peer-to-peer commerce, etc). Health is wealth.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Finnish Gaming Industry: 165M Euros and 1200 Employees
    Despite this somewhat significant size of the industry for such a small country, it has yet to see any real public acknowledgement from media at large or politicians. Those are the strategic figures of the Finnish gaming industry at the moment. The background of the gaming industry is in the demo scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
  • SVPG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
    [Media] Great Products Are Not Just the Product Guy's Job
    AppStore ratings are another great example of this—ratings influence conversion, yet people write them despite no reward. (3) Too often, the product solution to marketing is adding a ‘share’ button, social media integration, or enabling referrals. My partner, Marty, writes extensively on how. Take Dropbox. Be realistic.
  • UC BERKELEY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Media] NSF iCorps Success Story: Empowering Community Through “Gentefication”
    This is helping local businesses in Latino communities get more customers by effectively using social media. The movement is called Gentefication and represents “the process of upwardly mobile Latinos, typically second-generation and beyond, investing in and returning to the old neighborhood.” The gente comes from the Spanish word for people.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways to Market With Online Photos
    Cost: Free for social-media campaigns with up to 1,000 engagements, then $250 a month and up Curalate Best for: Tracking analytics Curalate helps track how other people use the product images from your company''s website, Pinterest account, or Instagram account. Online photos represent a great marketing opportunity.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Media] 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Rebranding Your Business
    Social media has been ablaze with people describing the new mascots as “creepy,” “weird,” “scary,” and “dumb.” Three corporate giants made major marketing mistakes last week. Here''s what you can learn from them. Last week was a weird one for corporate mascots. Is It Really Necessary?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Media] Thursday Guest Stars :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    Rohit Bhargava Rohit is a founding member of the Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence team , the world’s largest global network of social media strategists. Copyblogger Media empowers online writers and content producers to command attention, create engagement, and influence people as powerful players in the new media revolution.
  • 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.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] The Why and How Of Updating Your Angel Investors
    Want them to share some important news on their social media networks? There’s a massive amount available on the interwebs on how to improve the odds for success in new ventures. But almost nothing concrete is available on the care and feeding of your investors. The reason is: The CEO is the investor''s user interface into the business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] Great Company Culture Isn't Pricey
    We got media coverage from the employee-driven "pirates" vs. "ninjas" competition day in our offices. Even the tightest budget allows for an investment in culture. Here's what I mean. I'll admit it. I'm cuckoo for the fun stuff we do around here, at the Beryl Companies. Plus, I see a lot of smiles whenever I'm in the office. Lunch. 4.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [Media] Inc. Picks: Best of the SOPA Blackout
    941 Media). Going dark doesn't necessarily mean your brand needs to suffer. Here's a look at some of our favorite SOPA/PIPA "blacked out" protest sites. The potential regulations could stymie innovation, kill creativity, and they would give a limited amount of protection to the folks (i.e. Hollywood) they seek to protect anyway. Seriously. 2.
  • 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.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
    [Media] How Twitter's Retweet creates Pagerank for humans
    We had a great time running our first Communilytics Boot Camp , and O’Reilly’s bookstore sold out of our book. We also looked at message propagation in communities a bit. Unfortunately, there’s some strangeness going on between Youtube and Keynote’s video export, so the last 30 seconds of this are clipped. link] Human 2.0
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
    [Media] What to write about on your startup’s blog
    Post to social media. Kostas Papageorgiou  is Paymill ’s resident blogger and a professional blogger and content creator who helps startups grow their online presence through content marketing. This post was originally published on Paymill’s blog. One way to market your startup on the cheap is through blogging. Find out who your audience is.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Bitcoin: its future as a platform and protocol
    The speculative and volatile nature of Bitcoin currency might be good for the short-term as it has generated tons of awareness in the mainstream media. The bitcoin logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Thoughts on the current ecosystem. the best way to get money out of China). Simon Winder has an interesting analysis how high Bitcoin can go.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
    [Media] 3DCamp 2012
    This includes 3D professionals and enthusiasts from creative and media backgrounds to architecture, engineering and scientific backgrounds whether it be film, television, game development, building information modeling (BIM), architectural visualization, geophysical software, health, or education. [link]. What is 3DCAMP Houston?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] PR for Startups: Avoiding crickets after the Ta-Da!
    You need a long lead time to get someone in the media to care about you, so what are you doing for them in the meantime. I''ve closed three investments in the first Brooklyn Bridge Ventures fund that haven''t quite been made public yet, bringing the total to 13 companies. First off, you need to have a clear sense of your goals. What type?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] Anticipate Your Customer's Next Click
    Referral sources are varied: from search engines to social media shares to press articles and beyond. How to fine-tune your website to give your customers exactly what they're looking for. Many e-commerce websites focus on the same thing: the homepage. There's one problem with that approach: There is no single user experience. Just ask.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Inc.'s Favorite Stories of 2012
    11 Reasons a 23-Year-Old Shouldn't Run Your Social Media Should you entrust your social media to an entry-level employee--a newly minted college grad, no less? The past 12 months brought many memorable stories from Inc. We've selected a few of our favorites. Each year, Inc. We've chosen some of our favorites.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] 6 Creative Ways to Figure Out If You’ve Got a Good Business Idea
    “Mentors can be people in your same field, or even free mentors or business advisors through the SBA (or other agencies), but the value of getting a professional’s opinion on your idea can not be emphasized enough,” advises Blair Nastasti, CEO of Media Moguls PR. So you have a great idea for a business, right? Reach out!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
    [Media] The Secret to Making People Accept Change
    Mass media can introduce a new idea to people. If you''re trying to change something at your business and failing, the problem probably is your lousy skills as politician. Here''s how to improve. But still basically nothing new is catching on. What’s going on? The problem is probably your skills as a politician.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Media] Winning Big From #NBCFail
    To understand the boom, tune back in to traditional media. Rage over NBC's Olympics coverage is giving a boost to a handful of tiny Web companies that--legally or not--give access to live-streams of the 2012 Olympic Games. The donkey looks like he has had a successful run at the Olympics. So does HMA. for $9.99 a month.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [Media] How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)
    Business Etiquette Tips for dealing with VCs and Corporates at Conferences. This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. With the LeWeb conference about to start in Paris I thought the timing of this post would be appropriate. Apologies in advance if it sounds arrogant – just trying to impart some realistic advice. Waste.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] What's Happening With Tech Start-up M&As in 2013
    According to M&A analyst firm Mergermarket, deals in technology, media, and telecommunications , which it calls TMT, are well up year over year. Take out Liberty Media''s acquisition of Virgin Media early in the year and the total loses another $16 billion out. The year seems to have gotten off to a resoundingly good start.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Media] Gadget Review: The Amazon Kindle Fire
    Quick: Name a company that starts with an A , makes beautifully designed products, and has radically changed how we consume media. It just might be the best product Amazon has ever released. The burning questions is, should you get one? Inc.com columnist John Brandon weighs in. If you’re thinking it’s Apple, think again. At 14.6
  • BRYCE DOT VC  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [Media] The Biggest Misunderstanding About Indie.vc
    As I highlighted in my very first post, the tech industry, investors and media alike, have crafted the startup narrative to peg ambition to venture dollars raised. Yesterday Pando Daily published an article about indie.vc. I One thing they did not get correct were the kinds of companies indie.vc has been created to fund. See what they did?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Chuck Cohn
    There are many platforms available to collect customer feedback, such as email, online surveys and social media. Entrepreneur Chuck Cohn explains why knowing your business inside out is crucial (even if you''re scared of what you might learn). He shares the three lessons that made it possible. metropolitan areas. Metrics are your friend.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] Accountability, Frugality Driving Pay For Performance Trend In PR
    Pay for performance agencies promise certain actions or quantifiable results, such as media placements, for a fee. Some define it as the action or service they provide, ‘We’ll write a marketing piece and you’ll pay X for that.’. “At EMSI, our definition is getting actual media exposure. Retainer firms tend to be disparaging.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Remote Teams to Work Together
    The CEO of a company the works remotely shares his secrets for overcoming the challenges of working remotely. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University claim to have found that “[c]lose proximity improves productivity in all cases,” for instance. What’s behind this seeming contradiction? He offered three suggestions.
  • READWRITE.COM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Let's All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can't Raise Any More Money
    © 2012 SAY Media, Inc. Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Search. Follow us. Share. Share… on Facebook. on Twitter. on Google+. on Linked in. by Email. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. Hot Topics. Microsoft. iPhone 5. Hurricane Sandy. Politics. YouTube. About.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] [Review] Return On Influence
    Reciprocity – An age old principle on social media, where giving small (or large) favours help one to build up social capital and goodwill. 7. Increasingly, influencers matter more and more in the world of marketing. Having a unique and irreplaceable niche helps. 5. Having a strategy. Reaching relevant influencers. Klout). Nuff said. 3.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Media] 9 Reassuring Qualities Of The Truly Confident
    They can connect with almost anyone through social media. Note: The original version of this article was published as part of my participation in the LinkedIn Influencers program. The article was very well received. It got 1.1 million views and has generated 4,000 comments. This is v2 of the article with some minor edits. Dharmesh. Swell.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] Q3 M&A–volume flat, average value falling fast
    Face recognition tech business Viewdle was acquired for $45m in October to help them augment their existing products whereas Wildfire Interactive was acquired in August for $450m to get Google into the established social media marketing industry where they had fallen behind Salesforce (Buddymedia) and Oracle (Vitrue). Exits
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] 5 Steps to Becoming More Marketable
    Promote Yourself has a guide to the major social media channels that you should use. Enhance your career by bolstering your current skills and developing new ones. The world of work is changing fast, leaving a wake of frightening uncertainty that''s especially daunting for those of you early in your careers.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
    [Media] 3 Crucial Elements Every Successful Website Must Contain
    Not only will that let customers know more information about your products or services, but it will also give you links that can be posted to social media sites. Are you looking to start a new business in 2015? Then you must consider building a website and trading online. However, many new entrepreneurs get things wrong. Others web design
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Media] How to Be More Likable in 10 Easy Steps
    It can be difficult, especially in an age of social media where everyone is dangerously close to being a narcissist. To ensure your celebrity status on the job, try these 10 tips. You won''t regret it. Have you noticed there are people who always seem to be more likable ? Here''s a few to cultivate. 1. Talk more, not less. Listen better.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Media] IDEO Launches Start-up in Residence Program
    IDEO offered mentoring and helped the team create a robust API and a social media presence. The design firm known for its innovation methods wants to mentor one promising start-up. IDEO is already widely known for the innovation it has brought to large companies. Now the design firm is hoping to do the same for start-ups.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] See-Think-Do: A Content, Marketing, Measurement Business Framework
    Or perhaps you want to sign up for their blog, or follow them on social media or… any of a bunch of other things. Hmm … "We are not really sure what we are doing, maybe we should ask Jay the intern who's our Social Media Guru-in-Residence?" seconds)" for business framework on Google today. promise.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] Solar power–a case study in exponential growth
    could also have picked internet penetration, social media usage or tablet sales as examples. BP recently released a report showing that global solar generating capacity grew 73.3% in 2011, and at 63.4 gigawatts ended 2011 ten times greater than its level of five years previously (graphic below). Most of all, it’s very exciting.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] Check Out Facebook's New NYC Office
    The downtown address places Facebook in the same building as several other companies at the intersection of media and technology, including AOL, TechCrunch, and Adweek. As the company moves its 300 New York employees to a hip downtown location, these behind-the-scenes photos show a remarkable office transformation.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Blog CPR, stat!
    When you add new posts to your blog, you want to let your social media followers know about it. Do you have a blog that’s gone from healthy and new to old and gasping?  Don’t call 911. We have shock paddles. Here are simple ways to get your blog breathing again: Hoo, hoo, hootsuite! Start hooting now ! Nip/Tuck. We thought so.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
    [Media] Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners merge, change name to Watlington Venture Partners, go Huge
    Today Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners announced that they were combining to create a new powerhouse in the global venturing world.  This is going to be huge” commented Frank Boehnke.  “ I always wanted to be huge”, added Fred Destin. We’re taking this market.”. Daniel Ek was having drinks with Bono again and could not be reached. 
  • ITHACAVC  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] Startup Valuations Revisited
    Find “comparables” who have received financing (market approach) – very difficult to ascertain as the information is well guarded and the media is usually wrong on this one. On October 17th I posted on seed and early stage  startup valuations. This morning I read a post by Marty Zwilling on startup valuations. Here it is.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] Learning the Right Lessons from the Amazon Outage
    Nevertheless, at Standing Cloud we live and breathe the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) world every day, so I thought I might have something useful to add to the discussion.  In particular, some media and naysayers are emphasizing the wrong lessons to be learned from this incident. But that is obvious after a moment’s reflection.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
    [Media] I Love Living In America
    ” Then there was the semi-expected self-referential “what is a journalist” articles such as  Snowden’s leaks force media self-examination  and Jeff Jarvis’  There are no journalists. I woke up to a flurry of grumpy stuff about our government intermixed with lots of posts wishing everyone a happy 4th of July.
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