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  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] Startups Need the Right Team Mindset to Survive
    These game changes include using social media, to provide real-time two-way communication; cloud computing, which enables efficient, lower-risk automation of business processes; and the millennial mind-set, which does not tolerate anything that moves at a snail’s pace. John M. Leverage the game changers to gain the speed you need.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
    [Media] Danish ebook platform Riidr acquired by publisher JP/Politikens Hus
    Today the company announces it has been acquired by JP/Politikens Hus , the owners of popular media houses Jyllands-Posten and POLITIKEN. Back in 2010 as the ebook adoption rate was increasing in the Nordics, Danish e-book platform Riidr started making some noise with their marketplace for digital books and audio books.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015
    [Media] How to Build a Newsletter People Will Actually Read
    Ways To Make An Email Newsletter Your Best Sales Tool No matter how enamored you may be with social media, Total Online Presence email marketing newsletter Sara JantschHow to Build a Newsletter People Will Actually Read written by Sara Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Focus on the subject line.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
    [Media] "First Perceptions" Are Critical. Your Image Can Drive Market Success!
    Social media is important in expanding your image and driving your message. Use other social media like Twitter and Facebook to further your image and drive traffic to both your blog and your website. Cross link all social media. When it comes to image, perception IS reality. And first "perceptions" are critical.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [Media] 12 Signs You Need to Hire a Manager
    If certain tasks are repeating each day such as updating quickbooks, social media posting, or client management, it’s time to move those tasks off your plate and on to someone else’s! –  Kim Kaupe,   ZinePak. 8. When first starting your business you do it all—you oversee every aspect of your company. When you feel overwhelmed.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
    [Media] Groupon new customers or devastating discounts?
    Groupon just filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and revealed the financial details behind the media hype. Groupon is the fastest growing company ever. From nothing to a stunning 7,000 employees and billions in revenue in just two years. TechMeme is ablaze with negative stories on Groupon. MG Siegler calls it " Grouponzi ".
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Media] The Short Shelf Life of a Facebook Post
    Here's something from IDC program vice-president of media and entertainment Karsten Weide: Facebook's domestic advertising growth has slowed dramatically, from growth rates in the 60s% in the first three quarters of 2011 to 30% in 4Q11 and now to just 21.2% in 1Q12. A new report reveals just how long your Facebook posts make an impact.
  • 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.
  • NIALL KENNEDY'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] Google recommendations for smartphone-optimized websites
    Google recommends responsive web design with CSS media queries for smartphone-optimized websites. Google will download your page CSS and evaluate viewport width ranges specified as media queries. Google updated its webmaster recommendations for smartphone-optimized websites. Responsive web design. Content negotiation by User-Agent.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] Startup Outlook from Silicon Valley Bank
    On Friday Silicon Valley Bank released a survey of 375 executives at startup technology companies in the 4 core venture capital investment sectors – Software/Internet, Hardware, Life Science, and Cleantech. Here is what they found: Tech. Execs. Are Bullish. And listen up Washington - 83 percent of them plan to hire in the coming year. Hooray!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015
    [Media] Weekend Favs March Twenty Eight
    Spent some time this week at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego. Weekend Favs March Twenty Eight written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. DTM Favs AutoPilot DashThis Zeef
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
    [Media] Disappointed Billions are the Best Thing Ever
    Don't let the media tell you things are bad and the sky is falling, when it's really just a return to normalcy in a completely overheated part of the market that they themselves couldn't get enough of. billion. It is a major disappointment for the San Francisco-based company." They did quite well on their angel investment in Square.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] How to get what you want in 2014
    think it is based on the illusion created by social media, when all we see are celebrations of finished blog posts, or program announcements, media coverage or photos of glamorous travel. I always laugh when people comment that I seem to be very productive. And this is by very conscious design. Focus Your Goals. Own your B.S.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Media] How To Boost Your Chances Of Getting That Dream Job
    You need to start maintaining a professional image in every representation of yourself, from the suit that you wear to your interview, to your social media profiles. There are a lot of things stacked against you as a young professional, in a job market saturated with thousands of people just like you. Increase Your Skills and Experience.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] 5 reasons why uniting the Latvian startup scene is important
    Media needs stories. The media is made up of journalists and journalists are just people. Tech journalists come to media because they love to write about new exciting startups, yet, ironically, often end up covering the same companies again and again, to easier meet the deadlines. We always did and we still do. We all did.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Finnish Defense Forces Deploy Social Workout Tracker For Conscripts
    With the platform,you are able to friend others, publish your workouts to social media, and thus motivate each other to exercise more. Research will be made on the impact of the pilot, which will allow the National Defense Force to base their decision regarding further use of social media services in call-ups.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Get the Most Bang for Your Marketing Buck: 3 Ways
    One sales person can easily sell a product to a few customers without the need for websites, social media, advertising or even a business card. Marketing dollars are a terrible thing to waste. Here are three powerful tips for getting the most from what you spend. For many companies, marketing seems like the department of magic. moment.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Media] What 6 Studies Say About The Best Time To Publish A Blog Post
    BuzzSumo analyzed over 500 million posts collected from over three million Facebook pages and discovered some truly interesting things about the best time and days to share content on the social media network. Timing is everything. There are many instances in life where timing can be responsible for the success or failure of an action.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] There Are No Shortcuts, It’s All Hard Work
    Likewise, over the last 5 years, consumer applications and social media has been all the rage. I find it really interesting to see how investors and entrepreneurs shift their money and efforts from one sector to the other. For example, when I started in venture, very few investors thought e-commerce was interesting. For example: Sector.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
    [Media] 5 ways to build company culture with a virtual team
    While companies like Google instill a company culture through a giant, all-encompassing campus, that’s not so practical when you need to hire a designer in the Czech Republic and a social media expert in Chicago. For every desk-bound cubicle-dweller, the dream is to work from home. No physical demands. No need to look over your shoulder.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] The Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Globally, Nationally and Locally
    My company, GrowBiz Media , has outsourced Web design and development, both internationally and locally. After our negative experiences with outsourcing overseas, GrowBiz Media turned to a local Southern California business when it came time to rebuild our SmallBizDaily.com website. There are a lot of choices. Outsourcing Nationally.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Media] Facebook's Bets Big With $2 Billion Oculus VR Acquisition
    While the applications for virtual reality technology beyond gaming are in their nascent stages, several industries are already experimenting with the technology, and Facebook plans to extend Oculus'' existing advantage in gaming to new verticals, including communications, media and entertainment, education and other areas. Developing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Media] What It's Really Like to Be a Woman in Tech
    ” With The New Yorker’s long profile on Bleacher Report founder Bryan Goldberg--whose kickoff of his female-focused website, Bustle, was deemed condescending by many in the media sector--it seems as if the week from hell, as far as female tech entrepreneurs are concerned, never ended. million in January.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs September Ten
    Roost – Nice tool for businesses wanting to easily create social media campaigns across Facebook and Twitter. Weekend Favs September Ten This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr. Image: Brush Creek after the rain - iPhone John Jantsch. found some great new ones here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] SOPA Lives On.Through Google
    The new policy focuses on demoting websites that pirate content while promoting legitimate rich media sources. Copyright removal notices, a system that allows content owners to notify Google if their media has been posted without permission, has been an integral part of YouTube that has kept complaints against the search engine to a minimum.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Kiosked Offers Automatic Solution To Monetize Images
    Access to Getty Images' metadata shows the direction Kiosked is heading in - they're going after the bigger online media houses rather than the blogger next door. Once it has done so, Kiosked can automatically put a webstore into the images uploaded to the articles. If it works as advertised, this is some 2013-level stuff.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Media] This Startup Is Shaking TV Networks--All the Way to the Supreme Court
    For most of Aereo''s three-year lifespan, the little, 115-person company has been under legal assault by the same media titans that urged the Supreme Court to take up the case: Disney/ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, among others. In its three-year lifespan, Aereo has angered all the major TV networks, major-league sports, and the government. And D."
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
    [Media] How the Crowd Might Save Don Draper and the Agencies
    Pretty stories mean nothing without the numbers to back them up, and those once lofty retainers are scoffed at by companies who hire unpaid interns to manage their social media marketing. In the days of Don Draper, things were different. You had your account men and your creatives. You bought and sold stories. Everyone loses in that scenario.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
    [Media] 10 Important Things You Can Do To Be A Good Customer
    Even using tools like social media to find company and product reviews can be a big help. As customers, we often put our expectations in the hands of the customer service team. That being said, there is so much one can do to take charge of their own experience as a customer. This also goes for things like asking questions.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
    [Media] Lean Marketing Tips: Public Speaking
    PR can come in many flavors: media coverage, social media traffic, events, stunts, and (wait for it) public speaking engagements. When building a company, marketing is everything. We often think of marketing as advertising, but in lean  marketing that is only one component of an effective plan. Stick with what you know. Get it? Got it?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] How Ideas Gain Traction
    People don''t get initially excited--especially in the media--about the concepts," he tells Butman. Just as important as the idea itself is the entrepreneur behind it--and the skill, passion, and effort she provides. So far, the Foundation has funded 829 projects. (In other words, it has granted $829,000.) They get excited about the people."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] 4 Best Portable Keyboards
    It types softly and easily for a portable device, and it includes special function keys (Power Off, Cut, Copy) and media-control keys. The plastic keyboard, which also includes media Play and Pause keys, feels somewhat cramped and flexes under firm pressure. Having trouble finding the perfect keyboard? Check out these top picks.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
    [Media] Sales Closing Directions: Learn. Ask. Listen. Repeat (until Understanding). Sell, Don't Tell!
    Dig into key prospect websites and social media to learn as much about their business as possible, including their history, management team, products/services and to determine how your product or service can best help them in their business. For me, I like simplicity. Like the simple directions on a shampoo bottle ("lather, rinse, repeat").
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] The United Nations and crowdSPRING
    The Campaign was developed to raise awareness around the opportunities and challenges associated with a world of seven billion people (we are expected to hit that mark around October 31, 2011), and to inspire governments, NGO’s private industry, media, academia and individuals to act in ways that would have positive social impact.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] Advertisers Still See TV as the Best Way to Reach Consumers
    During the first three quarters of 2013, global advertisers spent more money on television ads than any other media type by far--even despite massive growth in Internet ad spending, according to Nielsen''s quarterly report. As far as advertisers see it, television is still the most effective medium for getting their messages to consumers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] 4 Lessons From One of the World's Smartest Entrepreneurs
    We reached out to AdMob (acquired by Google), Quattro (bought by Apple), and Millennial Media Millennial Media -- which went public. A serial entrepreneur talks about the four things you should know before starting a company. What is smartness? There are different kinds for different human endeavors. Berkeley. ” 2. ” 3.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] Lessons From 5 Company Blogs Actually Worth Reading
    Ask us nicely on Facebook or Twitter," which just keeps engagement on social media rolling. Plenty of companies have blogs. The question is, does anyone read them? Here''s how the good blogs get readers--and keep them coming back. smartly-executed company blog is a valuable asset. Smartly executed" are the operative words, however.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Media] [Infographic] 10 Types Of People You Meet At Conferences
    There are the entrepreneur types hoping to meet potential investors and pitching their product to whoever would listen, to the social media maven who’s there to broadcast event proceedings (and their involvement). We’ve all been there. Many of those conference-goers would certainly fall into certain stereotypes. Which one are you?
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Will The ‘Open Business’ Wave Bring Real Change?
    They may not have noticed the wave of “open businesses,” spawned by the Internet and social media. Set an example by being visibly connected to the people and information you need through social media. These are responding to the demands of this new world for collaboration, trust, and transparency. Shared risks (open capital).
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs April Sixteen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
    [Media] 5 Tips For Marketing Your Store For Small Business Saturday
    Don’t Forget Social Media. One great way to do this is through posts on your store’s social media channels and web site. Be By Nicole Larrauri, President, The EGC Group. This November 28 th , an estimated 88 million consumers will shop locally – and inject some 14.3 billion dollars into their community economies.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
    [Media] Save Yourself – Three Smart Email Strategies That Can Save Your Job
    When that angry email bomb gets forwarded to your boss or the media, it’s either a PR or HR disaster and the first victim is always you. Solution:  Scream into your pillow, but don’t scream at colleagues, friends, or family members via email or social media. Take an Anger Management Timeout. Be circumspect. Bad idea.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Mass Customization: Let Your Customers Have It Their Way
    And there are other benefits, as Bain points out: With the proliferation of social media and online publishing, styles and trends now change faster than ever. A Bain & Company survey suggests that there''s potentially big value in offering customized products to your customers. That''s customization. Want your own fancy coffee?
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Did Google Just Create the Click to Schedule Ad Unit :: Small.
    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.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] Adopting A Data Driven Approach To Increase Website Traffic
    This could cover a range of methods, but for the sake of this article, we’re going to focus on PPC, Social Media & Search. Using A Data Driven Approach To Social Media Marketing. Secondly, please realize that there is a whole world to “social media” that exists outside of Facebook Pages, or branded Twitter accounts.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
    [Media] The App That Turns You Into Beethoven
    Then the app translates the sounds into the universal symbols of written music, which you can easily share via social media or email. Can''t read or write music? No worries: This award-winning app will translate any melody into written form and turn any sheet music into song. You can''t read music. You can''t write it.
  • 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.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    [Media] “Why give up that much equity for an amount we could raise other ways?:” SMB Tech Talk from ArtJamz
    As media / communications professional my business chops were lacking. We further leverage mailchimp (eblasts), wordpress (website), hootesuite (social media messaging), review sites such as Yelp! We use a service called Scene Squid to get our classes and events listed on local media event calendars. How did it all begin?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
    [Media] 5 Metrics for Measuring Inbound Marketing Success
    Check out the Marketo Social Media Tactical Plan for a list of over 100 social media and inbound marketing metrics.) Are you using the right metrics to measure and demonstrate the success of your inbound marketing efforts? These include SEO rankings, inbound links, articles published, content downloads, reach (e.g. The most revenue?
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
    [Media] How to Land the Best Job as a Product Manager?
    He is a technically sound person, equipped with the knowledge on various upcoming web technologies, including social media, product design, web design and development. Written by Guest Author: Saurabh Tyagi. Many people want the title Product manager. It sounds and reads suave and impressive. Read product management books.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] Marketing Is The Ongoing Operation of a System
    Marketing Is Your Most Important System Become a Duct Tape Marketing Coach Another Group of Duct Tape Marketing Coaches Social Media System with Chris Brogan. Marketing Is The Ongoing Operation of a System This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. We won’t rest until you get this thing built! Get More Details and Enroll here.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012
    [Media] Want to Sell More Customers? Make It About Them!
    to social media. Such a simple concept, but so hard for entrepreneurs and small business owners, so passionate about their product or service, to understand. So, they overwhelm the customer message with buzzwords and industry jargon and the answer to the critical customer question � "what can this do for me?" gets lost. The result?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Media] Entrepreneurial events firm Summit Series acquires Utah’s Powder Mountain ski resort for $40m
    In April 2008, the Summit Series’ beginnings began dubiously when 22-year old media entrepreneur  Elliott Bisnow  invited the nation’s top entrepreneurs out for a ski weekend to Utah’s Alta resort and put the entire bill on his credit card. About an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City, lies Utah’s Powder Mountain.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] How to Make Conference Calls Fun (Sort of)
    How It Works In the email you receive inviting you to a call there's a link you can click that takes you to the visual interface--a place where you can see everyone who's on the call, who is currently talking, as well as each person's social media profiles on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Here's how it works.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016
    [Media] Featured Jobs in Product Management #prodmgmt
    Senior Project Manager (Product) @ Gin Lane Media (New York, NY) Keywords: BOSS!, Director of Product @ PCMag (New York, NY) Keywords: Audience Growth, Content, Digital Media, Innovation [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Product Owner @ Olapic, Inc.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016
    [Media] Spring into new Product Management Job Opportunities
    Product Manager, Advertising Products @ MLB Advanced Media (New York City) Keywords: adtech, advertising, product, video [link]. Product Manager, Partner Solutions @ MLB Advanced Media (New York City) Keywords: Connected Devices, OTT, Video [link] Filed under: product jobs Tagged: product management. product jobs product management
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Media] What to Do About a Negative Review
    Main Street Hub, a start-up that wants to help you manage your reputation on social media, received $2.6 The company charges small businesses a fee (starting at $199 per month) to take care of online reputation management and spreading the (good) word about the company on social media. million in funding.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    70% of Companies Ignore Customer Complaints on Twitter | social crm | Social Media Consulting – Convince & Convert. tags: blog twitter research. Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch | Fast Company. Love this. tags: blog culture strategy leadership. Get Satisfaction Wins An App Award – Articles – AppAppeal. tags: blog. Blogs
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Media] To Be a Better Entrepreneur, Look to the Past
    Think about print media, for example. Once the Web exploded, online media companies jumped at the opportunity to push the limits of design. Sure, all entrepreneurs look to the future - but I've learned that the best ones don't overlook the past. As entrepreneurs, we are obsessed with the future. Think about medicine.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Media] Using Forums to Market New Products and Services to Existing Customers
    One of the best tools for learning more about customers who already use your products and services is social media, with Internet forums being one of the more dependable tools for gathering information. one-third of marketers are looking to social media and Internet forums as the platform of choice to reach customers. Internet Forums.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
    [Media] What Every Woman Business Owner Needs to Know to Succeed
    Social media is a great way to expand awareness of your brand while allowing you to market your business and advertise its products at a relatively low cost. Allot a small amount of time each day to your social media marketing and then leave it alone for the rest of the day. In the U.S. Ask for Help When Needed. Never stop learning!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Can Twitter Justify Its $11 Billion Valuation?
    Twitter is an anomaly whose value has been somewhat manipulated by investment bankers, a frothy stock market that''s favoring social media stocks and a sort of desperate investor longing for a return to the good old days of the first dotcom boom. After all, your company may be tech-focused and growing fast--especially if you''re on the Inc.
  • 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. 
  • THINKING ABOUT THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
    [Media] Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – 2011 Edition
    Todd Klein ( @tdklein ), Legend Ventures, Media VC. Boris Wertz, w media ventures, w media ventures. This is the 4th edition of the Venture Capital Blog Directory ( 1st edition , 2nd edition , 3rd edition ).  This directory includes 149 venture capital, microVC/seed, and growth equity blogs.  Monthly Uniques)   . 5,993). 1,353).
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Need to Brand Themselves First
    Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, connect your customers to one another, and you, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Starting a business is usually the result of a personal dream or need. Investors tell me that they invest in people, more than the idea. So what does it mean to “brand yourself?” Marty Zwilling.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Marketing Insights From the World's Biggest Brands
    Klein found at Smirnoff that social media channels and experiential events have been exponentially more powerful than email marketing when driving brand engagement. This entrepreneur got a few insights from over 100 marketing leaders from the biggest brands in the world. Don''t ask customers what they want; ask them which they want.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Media] 13 Win Win Tactics in Negotiating
    Please share on social media if you found this post helpful. Negotiating effectively is about making everyone feel like they got a win "What's your best price?" That's way to expensive." Your competitor is selling it for X." Forget about your own personal gain and concentrate on what will make both sides happy. 2. Do your homework.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
    [Media] The 20 Coolest CoWorking Spaces In The U.S.
    startups, social media firms, advertising and PR companies, and more. Although there are several locations, even as far from NYC’s Soho as Los Angeles and San Francisco, the WeWork’s flagship is still the most impressive, offering an overwhelmingly collaborative community for startups, especially media and fashion companies. HeraHub.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Beware the CMO Who Can Do It All
    The list of qualifications are miles long and reach for the stars: “Must leverage full suite of marketing channels including Digital/Social Media.” Looking for the perfect CMO? Turns out, your expectations might be a little unreasonable. Here''s what you should expect from a CMO. How do I know?
  • 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?
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Media] Amazon Deletes Negative Reviews & Gets Away With It.But Can You?
    As I've written about before, customer service matters now more than ever, thanks to the advent of social media. Insights from Reviews In my last article, I spoke about listening as one of the 10 objectives businesses can use to build social media strategies. Reviews and ratings can build you up--or take you down. Be encouraging.
  • WWW.ENTREPRENEUR.COM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] What is Sweat Equity Worth?
    Marketing Sales & Marketing Home Marketing Basics Sales Online Marketing Finding Customers Social Media Branding Social Media Does Your Companys Social Personality Need a Makeover? Business & Small Business. Follow Entrepreneur on Facebook Follow Entrepreneur on Twitter Follow Entrepreneur on LinkedIn Subscribe | Mobile. Comment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Media] Investors Beware: Today’s $100M+ Late-stage Private Rounds Are Very Different from an IPO
    All of this suggests that we are not in a valuation bubble, as the mainstream media seems to think. [An edited version of the following blog post originally appeared in a modified form in the pages of the weekend edition of the Financial Times last Saturday. ]. Conversely, these late stage private rounds have no such pageantry or process.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Media] Young Entrepreneurs Can Teach ‘Old Business Dogs’ Some New Tricks
    USF offers online marketing courses including, search engine marketing, affiliate marketing training , social media training, mobile marketing and more.  To learn more about University of San Francisco’s certificate programs visit www.usanfranonline.com. So what is the secret to their success and can anyone imitate it? Secrets to Success.
  • 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016
    [Media] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 40: Stan Gloss and Matt Armstead
    Next on Entrepreneurs are Everywhere : Chris Schroeder , Internet/media CEO, venture investor and author of “ Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East ” and Andy Cunningham , founder and CEO of Cunningham Collective. A lot of people, especially in the Midwest, will spend their time thinking too small.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Behaving Badly
    Sometimes customers do things that make you want to take extreme actions. But there's no good excuse for going this far. Every once in a while, a company does something that leaves you puzzled. And then there are incidents that fall into the what-in-the-world-were-they-thinking category. This is one of those stories. The topic? Agreed to settle?
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Media] Introducing Product Management to your Organization
    have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jordan Bergtraum, lead a conversation around “Introducing Product Management to your Organization”.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 9 Things That Take a Pitch From Good To Great
    Investors want to hear about your first customers, other investments put into the company (including your own sweat equity), key media placement, signed letters of intent (LOI) to purchase/partner, product and customer milestones, key hires, etc. I’ve seen hundreds of business pitches, and most of them—at best—are just okay. To whom?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Media] Factory 360: Turning Marketing into an Experience
    ” The New York-based Factory 360 has a huge range of clients and specializes in combining traditional marketing techniques with event tactics—utilizing such techniques as guerrilla marketing, non-traditional media outlets, stunt marketing and pop-up stores. Two-time Inc. As we process applications for the 2012 Inc.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015
    [Media] How the Most Controversial Costume Retailer Capitalizes on Pop Culture
    Here's how Yandy has learned to turn social media chatter into concrete sales E-commerce lingerie company Yandy.com is behind some of the year's most talked-about Halloween costumes.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Media] Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design
    social media. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteHack. Archives. Twitter. Facebook. Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design. By Travis Sheppard / May 10, 2012 06:05 AM / View Comments. Tweet. Step 1: The Plan.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Twenty Six
    Seek or Shout – the new online community for media and PR professionals. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. Image sjdunphy via Flckr CC.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] [Infographic] 10 Futuristic Jobs That Barely Exist
    Here’s an infographic look at ten of the potential jobs in the future that either do not exist as yet (such as space tour guides) or some, like the social media manager or web user experience manager, are still in its infancy: [ Infographic credit: by Kaplan Business School ]. common complaint among some graduates?
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