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  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Media] Ok Color. How about solving the more basic (and important) problem with photos?
    Ever hear of this start-up called Color ? They launched a social photo sharing thing yesterday. And raised $ 41M. Oh wait. Everyone has heard of Color by now (and has an opinion about it; re: their capital raise, I’d refer you to a recent post on that subject ). Everyone I know has the same basic problem with photos: They’re everywhere.
  • MARKETINGLAND.COM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Media] 8 Ways We Deceive Ourselves With Metrics (And How To Avoid Them), Part I
    Social Media |. SMX Social Media Marketing - Dec. © 2012 Third Door Media, Inc. Home |. News |. Columns |. Search Marketing |. Display Advertising |. Mobile |. Analytics |. Email Marketing |. Affiliate Marketing. All E-Solutions Spotlights |. First Time Here? Wheres Sphinn? Column: Analytics & Marketing Column. Tweet.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [Media] 3 Reasons To Seek Only What You Need During The Funding Process
    Consider headline making app Yo, which has garnered significant media attention and raised $1 million in funding recently. By Paul Jackson, founder of Worthworm. For new or young entrepreneurs, understanding the realities of the startup world often comes as a shock. Success is more than just a great idea. billion.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Cultivate Trust and Nurture Loyalty
    good place to start is by making it easy for your customers to talk to you; make sure you are available hear from them by whatever means they find to their liking: make yourself available by phone, by email, in social media, by instant chat, and in person. Trust is a key for driver for your customers. And then (most importantly) respond.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Media] What It Takes to Be a Great CEO
    He must develop relationships with investors, the media, other CEOs, and bankers. Make sure to grow your leadership skills alongside your growing startup. If you''re running a startup, how do you know if you have what it takes to be great ? The answer is made more complicated because startups go through fundamental changes as they grow.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] Tampere Based M-Files Gets €6 Million To Globally Expand Their Metadata Driven Enterprise ECM
    On the 30th of April, the company announced an A-Round of €6 million led by DFJ Esprit , a venture capital firm that invests from seed to late stage in European technology and media companies. Basically their solution does not care where the data is but rather what the data actually represents.
  • REDEYE VC  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010
    [Media] Founders and Heat Seeking Missiles
      When Nat and Zach first came to us with the idea for Invite Media , it was focused on algorithms for ad targeting.   We funded VideoEgg back in 2005 with the goal of creating tools to manage online video -- but Matt and team quickly adjusted course and have now become a leading media network for brand advertisers.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
    [Media] What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Part Deux.
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 04 June 2011 What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Part Deux) Note: This is the second installment of a series that draws parallels between sailing and running a startup. The first installment can be found here. Part II of What Startups Can Learn from Sailors: A For Attitude. Conditions are often stressful. Savor it.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things Game of Thrones Can Teach You About Business
    With the help of Kate Connors, an account manager at Media & Communications Strategies , a communications firm in Washington D.C., we’ve put together a list of four business lessons that come straight from the twisted plot of this series. 1. million viewers per episode, and has been lauded as the network’s most popular show ever.
  • ONLYONCE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Media] Selecting Your Investors
    Look for VC portfolios that have a lot of “like” companies (B2B, B2C, media, tech, etc.).  Selecting Your Investors. This is the first one…and Fred’s post on the other side of the topic is here.  LINK].  Next week, we’ll address the topic of building a successful CEO-VC partnership once it’s established. Check references carefully. 
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Combine Words and Pictures for Brand Value
    Rebecca Otis is the Content/Social Media Manager at Digital Third Coast , a Chicago digital marketing agency that helps businesses find and connect with customers through SEO, PPC, and content and social media. photo credit: schnaars. Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, SlideShare, Google+, profile cover photos. What Text Adds to Imagery.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014
    [Media] Marketing Automation: Solving Problems At The Push Of A Button
    Automation helps with mass emails, social media replies, and on-page content.  Considering the breadth of online platforms and opportunity (search, social media, video, content marketing, etc), it’s difficult for advertisers to keep up (and keep track) with digital progress. by Alex Miller, Co-founder of  PosiRank  . Why You Need It.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016
    [Media] How To Determine Which Online Channels are Delivering Sales Online and Off
    Ashleigh Brown, Head of Biddable Media at Browser Media Ltd , a specialist digital marketing agency. Born in 2005 as a search engine marketing agency, Browser Media still offers search as its core service but provides so much more than just tinkering with meta tags. photo credit: Ashleigh Brown. But how do we track this?
  • BUSINESS PLAN BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] San Diego Startup Spotlight: Breadcrumbs
    The problem with how search engines handle local search is that they get you to a business’ doorstep – their Yelp reviews, social media pages, and website. But what if there was a search resource to search inside  businesses as well as get updates from your favorite ones – even the ones not active on social media? Business Listings.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Why Gary Vaynerchuk Is Flat Out Wrong
    He’s the entrepreneur who grew his father’s business from a humble liquor store into a wine empire through a combination of social media and content marketing. Today he’s a media mogul, bestselling author, and aspiring New York Jets owner. He''s one of modern marketing''s biggest success stories. Gary V. know, Gary V.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Thinking About the Next Chief Digital Officer of New York City
    improving communication with residents and businesses by enhancing government transparency and working closely with digital media. This is the first time the City has hired someone to streamline digital media communications across a broad array of City agencies. It''s a bit weird to comprehend for those on the outside. Think about it.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
    [Media] Email Retargeting: Not Just For Websites & Display Networks Anymore
    Now, even though social media accounts for less than steller results, this article isn’t one to add to the endless “email vs social” drivel. In this autoresponder, you talk about widget problems, widget use cases, why widgets matter, and how to find your company on various social media platforms. image source.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.
    Our investments focus heavily on the financial services industry, digital media, mobile applications & infrastructure, SaaS / Cloud and retail innovation. The tech market is filled with many stories of early-stage funding. It’s even more exciting when you can report an exit of a company that is a major win. Solving bigger problems.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways Startups Make Bad Predictions About Competitors
    Instead, he advises focusing on market solutions. "An exciting new product can get a lot of media attention, but services are often what really sell customers on a product--more than the product itself," he writes. Forecasting other company''s moves is necessary for every business, but don''t fall victim to these common errors.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Writing a Press Release in 2014: Five Tips
    As technology moves forward, so should a press release, changing it from a dry document to a rich media promoting your news and read by everyone from journalists, bloggers, potential clients, investors, and partners. Editor''s note: This is a sponsored post put together with PR Newswire. Here are some tips that we came up with. 1.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014
    [Media] This Week’s Featured Product Management Jobs (Week of August 9, 2014)
    Product Associate (Product Technology) @ Hearst Digital Media (New York, NY) Keywords: a/b , content , platform, product, user experience [link]. Product Lead – Advertising Platforms @ Viacom Media Networks (New York, New York) Keywords: analytics, Freewheel, java [link]. product jobs product management
  • 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.".
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Media] Tips For Successful Networking In The Creative Industry
    Fortunately, there exists a few simple ways to not only network with others in your field, but to make yourself stand out in a crowd of other job seekers, as well: Use social media to your advantage. by Pierre Drescher, co-founder of The Creative Loft. Today, snagging a job is about one thing: knowing how to network.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Effective Website Design Strategies That Directly Impacts Your Business
    The website contents much be engaging and factual for many people to read through it, most clients will even share with their friends online in social medias about a site with informative contents. by Deepak Chauhan, CEO and founder of  VOCSO Web Studio. Here are just some few factors to make a website be fully user friendly and optimized: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
    [Media] I Gave Up Social Media for a Week--and You'll Never Guess What Happened
    Here's why unplugging should be part of your entrepreneurial plan
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Newsflash: Winning Is Everything
    Andrew Collins is the CEO of a multi-award winning social media and technology company Mailman. Andrew was featured as the Top Entrepreneur under 30 in Australia in 2008 and continues to grow a extensive network of online media assets. ?. By Andrew Collins, Founder & CEO of Mailman Group?. Winning IS everything. ’  ??People
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] How to Turn Your Best Customers Into a Growth Engine
    While this may sound like some social media laced feel good sentiment it’s actually quite practical. I’ve said repeatedly that building a vibrant community is the most important objective of any business these days. photo credit: Mourner via photopin cc. Creating new products and services and making plans for growth is tricky adventures.
  • NEXTWALA  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Learning from Slideshare's Founders
     All the media hype about the two communities being at loggerheads with each other is overdone. (Source: Marttj ). Published on VCCircle ]. have worked with the Slideshare team, as a user, investor and board member at different times, from 2008 till late last year.  I appreciated their willingness to work with me and be patient. 
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Media] 12 Ways to Get Your New Product into a Major Retail Chain
    Make sure that their price is somewhat in line with your online pricing. -  Jason Grill,  JGrill Media | Sock 101. 6. Investing in something new is a gamble, so how do you get stores to begin carrying your product? What is one tip you have for getting a brand-new product into major retail chains? Their answers are below. 1. The customer?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Media] Can This E-Commerce Site Charm Gen-Y?
    Young pop-music fans are all online, all the time, and one new website—a hybrid media company and online retail site—is vying for their attention. Lot18's founders are hoping to strike gold again. This time, they're targeting young pop-music fanatics with Popdust. Forget FM radio. Forget cable TV.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] Top Five Ways To Recognize And Appreciate Millennial Workers
    With free website services such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and their tremendous popularity and ubiquitous usage by Millennials, using these social media tools to celebrate the accomplishments of your Millennial workers is a no-brainer (in addition to more traditional corporate recognition awards ). Lunch with the boss.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
    [Media] Finding Non Obvious Trends
    remember many years ago when the mainstream media jumped on the trend of blogging and then certainly were some of the first to tell us that blogging was dead. remember many years ago when the mainstream media jumped on the trend of blogging and then certainly were some of the first to tell us that blogging was dead.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [Media] Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Slikc
    We’ve found that people love to extend their personal media space, so we create software to make that happen, easily.  But the current approaches to mobile media are inevitably meant for one set of eyeballs.  Recognizing this, I introduce you all to PicoSnap by Slikc. And that’s where we come in.  If so, what and why?
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How To Delegate More Effectively In Your Business
    For example, non-computer types should consider delegating their social media, website, and SEO activities. For a few, delegating comes easily, maybe too easy. For others who are perfectionists, letting go of even the most trivial task is almost impossible. This means only about one manager in ten really knows how to empower others.
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] 13 of the Best Startup Financial Decisions
    Shahzil (Shaz) Amin, Blue Track Media, LLC 2. Originally published in Technori. What’s the best financial decision that you’ve made for your company in the last six months?” Here are their tips for making the best startup financial decisions. 1. Raised the roof I gave my employees raises across the board. Why not share the success with them?
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] One platform to rule them all
    The marketplace combines thousands of quality-vetted online and offline media sources (internet, print, out-of-home, television, radio and call centers).  To me it represents the future of performance marketing. I write often about my love of start-ups. And each stage has its own cadence (which, of course varies from business to business).
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Media] How To Properly Introduce A Keynote Speaker
    Her clients range from university students to Fortune 500 companies, and her seminars cover topics ranging from tattoos in the workplace to technology at the dinner table and the proper use of social media. By  Diane Gottsman , modern manners and etiquette expert, and author of “ Pearls of Polish, An Etiquette Guide for Today’s Busy Woman “.
  • 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. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Better Believe It: There Is a Dark Side to Success
    Media outlets take notice-- first local, then regional and eventually, national. Sure, you''re successful now, but how do you create long-term success for your company? Avoid these red flags like the plague. Achieving and celebrating success is an important--and hugely enjoyable--part of business. Success also has its dark side. Focus.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015
    [Media] How To Be A Dog Of A Leader… In A Good Way
    by Dr. Warren Harmer, author of “ Business Planning for Small Business “ Outrageously bad employee behaviour makes for great stories in the media. The old adage of ‘ one bad apple makes the whole bunch go bad’ really does apply when it comes to culture. Great employees often leave bad teams. Enter bad apple. What’s on the nose?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013
    [Media] [New York] INGENUITY 2013
    The 16 finalists that have been selected – covering a range of industries, from mobile, digital media and healthcare to fashion, and Internet services - to pitch are: Crowdtap. Despite the challenging US economy, the New York startup scene is burgeoning. Dashlane. Miner. Partpic. WeDidIt. Zipments. Greatist. Hopscotch. Shake. HeTexted.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] [Singapore] SingTel Innovation Exchange Introduces myBusiness Techblog
    SingTel Innovation Exchange (Six) – the partner development program of Singapore-headquartered Asia telecommunications provider SingTel – has launched  myBusiness techblog , an online information resource on business, innovation and technology, targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SME Technology Series.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
    [Media] The Single Most Potent Marketing Tactic of All
    Public Relations – This includes activities aimed at receiving coverage in traditional media outlets. Social Media Marketing – This includes the act of building engagement on established platforms and networks such Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well as targeted industry platforms. But that’s the beauty of a system.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] The Hierarchy of Getting The Important Stuff Done
    Related Posts: Effective Planning Is About What to Leave Out Social Media Hierarchy Revisted Make It Your Year of Getting More Done How To Stay Focused On What’s Important Successful Marketing Requires Behavior Change. The Hierarchy of Getting The Important Stuff Done This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • BRANDANEW  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Media] How to Write For Amazing Sales: Don’t Be Sorry!
    Content marketing includes initiatives like email marketing , website copies, social media marketing, long form content- everything you believe that has the power to build trust and influence. As a girl, I’ve struggled with this situation for a long time. We all like to be ambitious and get the maximum ROI from our content. Not anymore!
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015
    [Media] Digital Marketing & Analytics: Five Deadly Myths De-mythified!
    Per our friends at Wikipedia, Programmatic encompasses an array of technologies that automate the buying, placement and optimization of media inventory. While it made a ton of sense, no sane person would say that we could do anything close to that using the media platforms of the time. My hope is that 1. The web is dead. Cookies!
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
    [Media] Why you probably don’t need an API strategy
    These examples range from media companies (NPR, The New York Times, The Guardian) to financial institutions (PayPal, E-Trade) to social media sites (Twitter, LinkedIn). Daniel Jacobson ( Twitter  |  LinkedIn ), is currently director of engineering for the  Netflix   API. He is also the co-author of  APIs: A Strategy Guide.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Reporting Live From Slush13
    We will go behind the scenes into the Media Room, we will take pictures from the invite-only lunch with the Estonian President, we will talk to companies and check out the speakers. This year, we are taking the concept of live reporting to the next level. Best of all, you can request us to go and report on anything that you desire.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [Media] 5 Tools that Changed the Way I Do Business
    write about lots of tools, but mostly tools that help you do a better job with marketing or social media or SEO. 5 Tools that Changed the Way I Do Business written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today I want to spend some time sharing tools I use to run my business. Smartsheet
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014
    [Media] Starting an E-commerce Site? Five Tips Every College Grad Should Know.
    Social media can be a huge business driver. Until fairly recently, traditional companies considered social media a trendy marketing tool. Make sure you integrate the social media tools your customers are using into your e-commerce strategy to develop new leads and address customer service issues. Mobile is the future.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
    [Media] Top European (+Nordic and Baltic) Startup Events for the Rest of 2015
    Whether you are looking to get some media exposure, to nail an angel investor or perhaps to acquire new users or customers, you need to have it clear in your mind and prepare well. At ArcticStartup, we’re event junkies. We have a portfolio of our own events and 2016 will bring some additions to that and you will hear about it later.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Media] How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience
    Why Social Media Doesn’t Matter Anymore. How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience This content from: Duct Tape Marketing Everyone talks about creating a great customer experience, but few people really deliver one that’s special in any way. What if you delivered products on a bike? What if you included more than they expected?
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Success dysmorphia
    I was talking with my good friend Erik Proulx last month about the various projects we are working on. Erik is the creator of Lemonade , a documentary about laid off ad agency employees who remade their lives. We share an unhealthy love for our iPhones. And occasionally spend hours lost in an Internet haze , instead of working on important projects.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Media] More TV For Entrepreneurs | Hollywood Calls Silicon Valley
    “Geeks are the new royalty,” says Frances Berwick, president of Bravo and Style Media. ” Media executives didn’t use to be so eager to chase the digerati. Hit shows about geeks, notably CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” about physicists, proved to media executives the category could sell.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Success: If You Define It, You Can Accomplish It
    With our media and celebrity-heavy culture, it’s very, very common to see people unconsciously adopt a frame of reference that if they’re not famous, they’re not successful. Successful is not a word with a simple or self evident definition. Nothing, as long as first you define what it means to be successful. Intrigued?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Media] Why Success Shouldn’t Be Defined By Revenue, Shareholders, Or Even You
    Over time, our society’s notion of success has been reduced to money and power,” said  Arianna Huffington , editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had with entrepreneurs that ended with them saying, “I want to get $10 million.” by Allison Conkright Engel, Global Marketing Strategy, Sr.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010
    [Media] TechStars Boston Applications Are Heating Up
    Even more excitingly, they are covering a wide range of companies – some deep tech, social media, health care informatics, robotics, and ecommerce. The TechStars Boston application deadline is 1/31/11. So – don’t wait – apply to TechStars Boston now ! TechStars Year 3 in Boston is shaping up to be the best yet.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] 4 Lessons for Mid-Life Entrepreneurs
    They have the hard business skills, but they may not have a firm handle on emerging technologies and social media trends. Using Facebook, twitter and the like to drive your social life is one thing – using social media to drive your business is another entirely. Entrepreneurship doesn't have to be young person's game. ”
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
    [Media] 1.5 Years Of AngelList: 8000 Intros, 400 Investments And That's Just The Data We Can Tell You About
    The top 5 markets are Mobile , E-Commerce , SaaS , Digital Media  and  Education. It’s the AngelList centi-sesquicentennial and we want to share some stats with you. After 1.5 years, AngelList has seen…. 8,000 intros. An investor has asked for an intro to a startup on AngelList over 8,000 times. 400 investments. acquisitions. AngelLis
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things You Need to Know Today
    Given the photos, personal data, financial information and social media activity stored on phones --all information which could easily affect people other than the suspect -- the decision could have big implications for online privacy.-- A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. But don''t take it from them, take it from Red Bull.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Media] How To Make A Killing With An E Commerce Business
    Use social media and other marketing tools to seek out this niche and sell to them first. People love to shop. We love to buy new things and we’re always seeking out bargains. This is the number one rule that all sellers need to remember. Buying new things triggers a chemical release in our brains. That’s what we’ll help you with today.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] Is That PR Agency Blowing Smoke?
    Same goes for any big media organization. Contact lists are always a popular topic with clients: “The last agency we spoke with has relationships with [insert ideal media outlet here]. Within minutes he began sharing his (strong) distrust of PR people. I've heard the same story over and over: Client meets PR agency.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Why You Don’t Need to Go Viral to Make Video Marketing Work
    Most get around 100-300 views, but site traffic is growing, subscribers are up 75% and I’m seeing increased social media engagement. photo credit: ARMLE via photopin cc. viral video is the dream of many marketers and business owners. One smash hit can transform a business’s reach overnight. The myth of viral for small business.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] Content Marketing for SME’s
    Digital Marketing Strategies are closely connected with Content and Consultants with experience in Online Advertising , Social Media Marketing , Search Engine Optimization optimizes Digital Media with Right Content to Deliver Tangible and measured Results. You have to think like a Publisher , Media and work on great story telling.
  • AWEISSMAN.COM  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009
    [Media] The Golden Road (to Online Distribution)
    We started betaworks by specifically looking at the past, and using that look back to come up not only with a specific and focused view of online media but also a corporate structure to enable us to optimize our participation in future innovation. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Tweet.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Media] CareFlash and Coro Health Team-Up
    Continue reading → Digital careflash coro health
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Media] Ask an Entrepreneur: Can I Really Start a Business in 30 Days?
    Social Media can supercharge your launch. It allows your supporters to pledge to their social media accounts following your launch date. Are you looking for advice on getting your business up and running quickly? Scroll down for expert tips. If you like them, share this on Twitter with the hashtag #30DayChallenge. Skimping on design.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Media] Who's at Dublin Web Summit?
    The main reasons we head to conferences is to meet potential investors, some interesting CEOs for collaboration, and media to make some noise. Media. And lastly, if you want to get your product mentioned in major media, Dublin Web Summit has plenty of outlets for you to approach. So, who''s going to be there?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things You Need to Know Today
    The new photo-centric design might mean you need to rethink your business''s social media campaigns on Twitter.-- A roundup of the day''s news that can help you and your business succeed 1. Debacle Diverted The House voted late Tuesday to suspend the debt ceiling until 2015. Twitter 2.0 Mashable 4. Wall Street Journal 6.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
    [Media] 5 Tools for Twitter Power Users
    Except the media. Recommendations from a celebrity tweeter who actually writes all of his own tweets. One of my clients (sorry, can’t say who) has over 700,000 Twitter followers, tweets constantly, admits he responds to more DMs than he should, and does it all on his own without the help of a ghost-tweeter. ” 2. “8 a.m.
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011
    [Media] Guilt-Free, Pain-Free Solitude When Abroad
    said I didn't miss the lack of ethnic diversity; how far away the country is from everything else; the challenge of a foreign language; the lack of English language media and books; the poor customer service in companies. Most of all, I miss the immense stimulation of day to day living in another country. She explained. Chile Travel
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Media] 9 Steps to Joyful Living
    The problem stems from the media. Disclaimer: I am no expert on happiness or joyfulness. While I have read numerous books on this topic, I have not done a research project of my own to reach the conclusions presented here. Let’s start right away. Step Zero: Being Open. That shows that you are open without a lot of reservations.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] Why Would a Business Avoid any Internet Presence?
    In fact, you can set up a web presence these days on social media alone, by creating a company page on Facebook, company profile on LinkedIn, or a free blog with static pages on WordPress. These days, if your startup does not have an Internet home base up and running, you are not ready for business or potential investors. Marty Zwilling.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Keep Employees From Becoming Competitors
    He started Avocado, a social-media platform that allows couples and loved ones to stay connected. To retain highly engaged, entrepreneurially spirited employees, you must learn what makes them tick. New companies aren''t built by tinkerers in garages. Instead, startups emerge from big established companies. They thrive on networking.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] Breaking Into Mobile Commerce
    With social media on the rise, and a new technology becoming available every day, your company is required to conform. by Jessica Sanders, Chonies. Mobile commerce is the newest addition to the small business family, and worth considering. Why It’s Important. What Customers Want. Your customers want to access to you at their will.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] The time to eat the hors d’oeuvres is when they’re being passed
    In the M&A markets, the most extreme example is probably in adtech, where there were waves of acquisitions in ad exchanges (DoubleClick, RightMedia, Avenue A), then mobile ads (AdMob, Quattro), and then social advertising (Buddy Media, Wildfire). The arguments underlying it are mathematically elegant and have been widely popularized.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways Your Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line
    Share posts, deals, and information via social media. 5 Ways Your Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Jake Magleby    – Enjoy! Unresponsive Web Design. Slow Loading Time.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [Media] Content Marketing for Brand Engagement and Demand Generation
    For content distribution, use a combination of email, social media, SEO, PPC, content syndication, trade shows, sales reps, PR, and partners.  Digital marketing has enabled brands greater control in sharing information and entertainment with customers, making content marketing an increasingly common marketing vehicle for brands. 
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016
    [Media] Become An SEO Master With These Awesome Tips
    Always Use Social Media. In this day and age, you can’t create a buzz without social media platforms. If you go viral on social media, Google will have to take notice and adjust your ranking accordingly. Now that it is 2016, you can’t afford to be content with SEO beginner status. The best way to improve a skill is to learn.
  • MASSIVE GREATNESS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Media] The Mac's Mid-Life Crisis
    have a three-year old iMac that sits on my desk and is my media hub, but the vast majority of my traditonal computing is done on a 13-inch Air (and I say “traditional”, of course, because I actually use my iPhone and increasingly my iPad more than any of my Macs — but that’s another topic). It’s a thing of true beauty.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Don't Let Your Blog Get You in Trouble
    This can take place in many different forums, but blogging and using other forms of social media are becoming more and more common for all types of businesses--from the small start-up to the giant conglomerate. Think the First Amendment protects you and your business when you write about yourself? Not exactly. The good news? They love you!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
    [Media] 4 Local SEO Tips For 2016
    Ray is also the co-author of the “Marketing Guides for Small Business” eBook series, which includes topics on Website Design, Local SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media, Google AdWords, and Reputation Management. 4 Local SEO Tips For 2016 written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. And let’s be honest. Go Mobile Or Go Home. Ray L.
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] The Shana Fisher Competitive Advantage
    Later she went on to become a Vice President of Technology and Media M&A at Allen & Company, and then she led strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions at IAC before starting High Line Venture Partners, her own early stage investing business. It ain’t what you know, it’s what you feel. No team, no traction.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2014
    [Media] Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 2 openings
    Product Manager @ Complex Media (New York, NY) Keywords: Consumer, Content, Platform, Product Management, Web [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Media] Girlfluence To Harness Women Power Online Using Video
    Not only that, we too are mentoring and coaching our influencers to grow larger, successfully brand themselves, learn how to speak to the media, create a communications strategy for their own brands and expand into larger brand partnerships.” But how about one that’s totally about women?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013
    [Media] How Sean Parker Should Have Handled His Wedding Controversy
    million wedding were bashed far and wide online, by both media outlets and casual observers--some of the latter of whom issued threats to him on Facebook. Things could have gone oh-so differently for the Silicon Valley mainstay, should he have followed these bits of expert advice. His decisions surrounding his $4.5 So Parker punched back.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Media] Why Online Reviews Should Be a Part of Your Referral Marketing Program
    These include website design, search engine optimization, social media management, reputation management, and lead generation services Why Online Reviews Should Be a Part of Your Referral Marketing Program written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Developing a strong referral program is vital for many businesses. Summary.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Media] A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference
    Every region needs its local media & events. on to their next companies and that produced Demand Media, a public company who even with a slight recent reduction in share price is still trading at $1.3 This article originally ran on TechCrunch.  I’m in Seattle this week. Can’t list them all. The ingredients are all here.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
    [Media] Startups Should be Wary of Disruptive Technologies
    MySpace and several others, who arguably pioneered the disruptive social media technology, never really survived to enjoy it. How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” Investors will wait for more traction. Christensen in “ The Innovator’s Dilemma ” way back in 1995.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
    [Media] 5 Steps to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy
    Start with a new understanding of the real customer need, their search process in finding you (referral, website, social media), and most desired payment model, like one-time payment versus subscription, or lease versus purchase. But the reality is that sellers are no longer in charge of the customer buying process. Marty Zwilling.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Media] You Know Less About Your Web Analytics Than You Think
    Scenario #5: Fear Trumps Data Your COO just met with a big-name vendor who enlightened him that "social media is the way of the world." Take control of your analytics--make sure you haven't fallen into one of these six common traps. It's 3p.m. Do you know where your Web analytics are? How could that be? You don't own your own data. Solutions?
  • STEVE BLANK  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
    [Media] China Startups – The Gold Rush and Fire Extinguishers (Part 5 of 5)
    For the last 10 years China essentially closed its search, media and social network software market to foreign companies with the result that Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Dropbox, and 30,000 other websites were not accessible from China. All the usual caveats apply. I was only in China for a week so this a cursory view. Land Rush.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] Global Spending on Mobile Advertising To Reach $18 Billion in 2014
    As companies compete for customers'' attention, the mobile ad market will continue to be robust while ads in traditional media will shrink. Improving market conditions will cause spending to increase to $41.9 by 2017, a Gartner report predicts. Worldwide spending on mobile advertising is expected to hit $18 billion this year, up from $13.1
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] The GoPro Army
    Every two or three minutes, a new piece of GoPro–created content is uploaded to YouTube, and Woodman credits those videos—whether produced by its army of customers or by the company's 20-person in-house media team—with much of the company's runaway success. Then he hammers the gas again. The point comes back to storytelling.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Companybook Brings Companies Into Their Own Social Network
    To get some sort of idea about the company, Companybook also provides a media reputation chart that determines positive and negative news articles based on the the company's name is used in the sentence. You can google ambiguous search terms, try to dig through LinkedIn, or you can search through business directories with limited success.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015
    [Media] The Best Movies About Real Business, Not Hollywood’s Version of Business
    Media and entertainment is a $1.9 This is an amazingly short list, when you consider how fecund the media industry is. Eric Ries likes to asks audiences who has seen a movie about a startup. Normally everyone has seen “The Social Network”. Act 1: a protagonist with a bold idea and excellent timing for the idea. His answer? FICTION.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] How to Get World Class Experts to Support Your Company
    Like many established finance & media companies, GLG knows that the tech startup sector is a growing part of the economy. They work a broad range of sectors — including education, media, fintech, and healthcare. This can suck up huge amounts of your scarcest resource, time.  Or, you can go straight to the source.
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