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  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Microsoft Gives Finland A Chance To Move On
    If you''re located in the Nordic region I think it''s impossible it hasn''t popped on your social media already, but Microsoft has bought Nokia''s devices and services unit for $7.2 billion. Just like it sounds, Nokia the phone manufacturer''s days are limited, by the end of 2015 they can no longer sell phones under their own name.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Media] Let's Stop Being So Rude
    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.
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Media] 8 Marketing Rules It’s Safe Ignore
    Ultimately, if you’re going to offer content (via your blog, social media, etc.), we think it’s better to focus on creating meaningful content rather than playing the SEO game to move up in rankings. Previously published in The Agency Post Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean you should, too.
  • GUY NIRPAZ  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Media] Top 5 Trends in Sales 2.0
    With so many leads, strong filtering and lead scoring algorithms are keys to sales success. #2 – Give all sales people a social media address. Darren Suomi, VP Sales from HootSuite called it “giving all sales reps a social media address”. She is closing 95% of her business based on social media leads.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2015
    [Media] 10 Legit Websites that Make it Easy to Make More Money
    Izea can either help you get more out of your current efforts or hook you up to website and media outlets higher up the food chain who can help turn you from a relative unknown into a sought-after commodity. Everybody wants to make more money. Problem is, making money takes a lot of time and effort. Or does it? Through HyreCar.com.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
    [Media] Get Your Email Under Control: 5 Tips
    Unsubscribe from 10 email subscriptions today and get the social media version instead, which can be read in your “social” time. Email is like laundry -- it's never really done. Here's how to keep it under control without stressing out. have more than 1,000 messages in my email inbox. There. It’s like laundry. Copy/Paste.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Brands are Lies
    have been thinking a lot about the notion of brands lately, but what I have been focusing on is how the communications revolution we have been participating in, also known as social media technology, is thrusting forward a notion that companies and customers need a better way of talking to each other.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Media] Crowdsourcing The Indian Rupee Symbol
    The new symbol will be included in the “Unicode Standard&# to ensure that it’s easily displayed in electronic and print media (this process can take up to two years). A few years ago, the British Royal Mint crowdsourced the design of new coins. That competition attracted 4,000 entries from 500 people.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] The Defrag Conference 2010 Is Almost Here
    Toss in a bunch of networking, lots of stimulating discussion, and breakouts that cover everything from APIs to shifting to the Cloud to Social Media Analytics to the Social Customer and it’s shaping up to be dynamite. Stowe Boyd speaking about “social cognition&#. Esther Dyson on Exploration and innovation.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
    [Media] Great Pogoplug Review in the WSJ
    Pogoplug is in our Digital Life theme and has a lot of conceptual similarities to our previous investment in Sling Media (now part of EchoStar). I love the Pogoplug. We’ve been investors in the company for about a year and it has been a blast working with the team. They are remarkable – they just work.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
    [Media] Great Pogoplug Review by Mossberg in the WSJ
    Pogoplug is in our Digital Life theme and has a lot of conceptual similarities to our previous investment in Sling Media (now part of EchoStar). I love the Pogoplug. We’ve been investors in the company for about a year and it has been a blast working with the team. They are remarkable – they just work.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Media] Startup Founders Walk a Thin Line on Delegation
    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.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
    [Media] 5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work
    That same year I formed The Cutler Group, a public relations agency that helps innovative technology companies achieve high-value media coverage. To avoid that fate, I decided that I would start my own company — and I would make it work. In the beginning, the firm’s assets were limited to $200 in my bank account. Don’t get an office.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
    [Media] Slush Shoots for 5,000 Attendees This November
    From the perspective of international investors and the global media, local startups have never been in such a strong position to succeed”, says Peter Vesterbacka, CMO at Rovio and co-founder of Slush The Aaltoes kids and Startup Sauna are at it again, putting together another Slush conference November 13-14th in Helsinki. 2,000 more people."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] How to Make Tech Talent Fall in Love With Your Company
    You''ll need to do this anyway before making a hiring decision so it really makes sense to check the candidate out online and in social media before the two of you meet. "Do your homework and make your prospective hire feel special," Bischke explains. It''s tough times for companies trying to hire software developers. How can you entice them?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Media] How a Mobile Giant Used Consumer Collaboration to Innovate
    Despite the ongoing social media conversations between customers and the brands they buy, comments on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are often limited to likes or dislikes, exchanges about whether an experience was good or bad, or other things that a buyer might want. Businesses have an intimacy problem with their consumers. Far from it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Media] Tiny GoldieBlox Gets an Ad in the Super Bowl
    The toy startup was named the winner of Intuit''s Small Business, Big Game campaign and will get a commercial during the most-watched television event of the year. The question I am sure many people are asking is: How did a 15-person toy startup manage to foot the bill for a coveted commerical spot in the most televised event of the year?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2015
    [Media] 8 Best Twitter Accounts To Follow For Young Entrepreneurs
    Harvard graduate and owner of the media giant, “O’ Reilly Media” it’s no surprise his followers are soon about reach 2 million (currently 1.96)! by Rochelle Ceira. Where’s the best place to look for business-minded professionals like you? We’re not just talking about finding them to build a connection or find a job.
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] Working with Friends
    couple of years ago, Intel joined our syndicate at Crisp Media. Last week I wrote about the value of repeat relationships in the venture capital and private equity business. used the example of a portfolio company that recently raised capital from a firm we have worked with on a repeat-basis. On and up! Filed under: Payments , Portfolio.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Governments or Social Networks?
    The cynic in me believes that governments of all stripes desire to restrict and regulate the Internet precisely because they see the implications of an Internet that is socially empowering combined with a media landscape that is greatly emasculated and they feel threatened.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Media] Think of Your Website Like A First Date
    So make sure your site sells without overselling.Make it easy for your visitors to engage you on their terms with many ways to reach out--click-to-chat, 800 numbers and a range of social media. Your goal is to earn a second date. Four steps to make sure they come back for more. Same goes for your website. Make a great first impression.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Media] The 3 Marketing Techniques Every Entrepreneur Should Learn
    Social Media. Another highly contested area of digital marketing. I’ve lost count of the number of business executives I’ve come across that thought social media campaigns were a complete waste of time. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that many of them were underachieving. Is it a waste of time?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
    [Media] Business Startup Checklist
    Get set up on social media platforms. Starting your own business may sound like an undertaking of epic proportions. The truth is, it’s not. If you’d like to put yourself through a fast-paced version of this starting a business checklist , be sure to check out our article on Getting a Business Started in 30 Days. 1. Find a good business idea.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] The Big Idea Behind Uber's Christmas Tree Deliveries
    On social media #UberTree is sparking the most interest from an oh-cool-I-don''t-have-to-heave-an-enormous-prickly-tree-down-the-street perspective. Piperlime, Benefit, and Uber will be cross-promoting the partnerships on social media, and will be sending dedicated emails to their sizeable distribution lists, too. That''s big.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
    [Media] [Review] Onward: How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing Its Soul
    For those of us who are more social media inclined, Schultz reveals in the book how MyStarbucksIdeas.com came about from a discussion with Michael Dell – inspired by Dell’s own IdeaStorm.com – and shaped along by folks from Salesforce.com. The reason? Starbucks is not a coffee company that serves people. Highly recommended.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] 3 Ways to Outwit Your Competition
    We're all familiar with the epics: battles like Facebook vs Google and Mac vs PC ; they are fought in the public eye with online ads, conferences, billboards, magazines, TV and, increasingly, social media channels. Is it time to wage battle, leverage your business model, or just poke fun of your rival? Here's how to tell. So why wage war?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
    Another very cool bit of media that I ran across is called “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Happy International Women’s Day ! What a wonderful day to celebrate, not only because I get to celebrate my side of the gender spectrum, but also because it’s a perfect time to take a look at how women are doing in the business world. think so.
  • 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?
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2011
    [Media] Check out the wonderful things my clients shipped in 2011!
    It was such a hit that they were invited to bring the program up to NYC in February for Social Media Week! Angelica Perez , of NewLatina.net , won the 2011 Top Latin@ 2011 Award, awarded by LATISM (Latinos in Social Media). Clients came from individual coaching  and programs and classes. Find him at AbeCajudo.com. Rachel Rodgers, Esq.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Media] How to Identify Client Pain Points
    Have you found a way to best link your potential marketing leads in social media into activity that leads to more business?” Are you a crocodile salesperson? Do you sell and tell? Here''s a better approach to identifying a sales prospect''s problems. But there was still a pain point. Just watch Mad Men and you''ll see what I mean.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Media] How to Start a Business in a Month – #30DayChallenge
    People will review you, people will talk about you on social media sites, people will write about you. Setting up profiles on social media websites. For many businesses today, this happens in the form of social media accounts, which can often stand in for a customer service team. We’d love to hear from you if you are.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Media] Why is it hard to get support for your first startup?
    You may get backlash on social media and you goof up big time by the way you handle those issues. In general, startups are super hard. As you are struggling through things, experts around you have a field day of pointing all the gaps that exist in your thinking, execution and support structure. You may not be able to raise capital on time. 5.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] 5 Rules for Pitching Your Business to Investors
    Ask about the budget and media sponsors. Your time is by far your most precious commodity. Here are some tips to use it wisely. An entrepreneur has to wear many hats at once--sales, accounting, human resources, operations. Time is at a premium. But your key responsibility is to make time to pitch your business to anyone who can help.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
    [Media] Startup Recruiting Hacks
    Startups need to aim for a constant buzz in the media in the same way that they should be bringing in a consistent flow of high quality talent--there's rarely a time when a growing company is out of the market for either. Social Media Content from your Employees. Yesterday, First Round had its annual CEO Summit. Events. Contests.
  • 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.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
    [Media] Can You Use Fear to Fuel Your Business?
    How fear CAN fuel your business: Fear steers us in the right direction when we’re not quite sure what to do – do we stick to an internal launch of our new service, or orchestrate a launch on a massive scale, with social media ads, jv partners and affiliates? Cosmo magazine has a Fun, Fearless, Female. There’s Fearless Chocolate.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
    [Media] Seven Things Your Customers Can Do Better Than You
    Energize your online and social media marketing. Many firms are getting nowhere with their web and social media marketing efforts. In 2011, Salesforce.com cut traditional lead generation spending by 69 percent while increasing spending on customer videos (by 1,300 percent) and social media. Believably promote your product.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Now Start Hyperlocal Then Go Global
    When you extend this to include social media marketing, you can imagine that startups and small businesses are in fact at an advantage over their less flexible big brothers. Even though the world is getting smaller, due to easy global connectivity, people still feel alone if not well-connected locally. Geographic customization.
  • START UP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
    [Media] How to sell a website
    The main reason for this is that correctly or incorrectly, the web is still largely seen as a media vehicle and so ‘eyeballs’ are still valued very highly. While there are many examples of startup entrepreneurs selling dominant websites for a gazillion dollars. less known fact is that small, or even micro websites can be sold.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] 7 Gadgets to Watch for in 2013
    number of lucky contestants in a social media campaign received the device for early testing--though they had to pay $1,500 for the privilege. What major "smart devices" will debut in 2013? Inc.com asked leading tech analysts to weigh in on what might be in store. Do you commit now or wait for a better (ahem) opportunity?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Media] Why Every Small Business Needs Great Content
    Maximizing Your Earned Media for Sales and Lead Generation Getting Better at Getting Email How to Get More Social Mileage Out of Video I Have a Web Site, What Else Should I be Doing Online 4 Using Facebook Graph Search To Help Your Business. To ensure a strong online presence, you need good content. Subtract the sales pitch. Use Hyperlinks.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Hey Graduates: Forget Plastics - It's All About Machine Learning
    The company has been inhaling all of the social media data exhaust out of Twitter, Facebook and other sources to determine insight for brands about consumer sentiment and provide a platform for targeted engagement and campaign management. . "Tell me, what would you do if you had 1,000 times more data?".
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] Quality, Not Quantity: 7 Tried-And-True Tools For Building Strong Customer Relationships
    Advanced technology, social media, CRM software, and other tools are changing the way companies market their brand and products. by  Gareth Cartman , Director of Digital Marketing at Clever Little Design. Build Rapport with Clients. Everyone that works at your company is a potential representative of your brand and your products.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
    [Media] Fear of Failure & a $200 Million Payoff
    The well designed site is the eye candy of social media, and is gaining reputation as a traffic referrer more powerful than LinkedIn or Google+—and one with a more natural connection to retail stores and items. Ben Silbermann, the founder of Pinterest, navigated a roundabout path to founding a technology company. How'd that happen?
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Media] Search: Not Provided: What Remains, Keyword Data Options, the Future
    And if you want to feel better about this, just think of how you make decisions about offline media – that is entirely based on faith! genuinely believe the smartest SEOs out there will go back to school and massively upgrade their experimentation and media mix modeling skills. Yahoo! Implications of Secure Search Decision. 2.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Tekes Launches Tempo - Puts Feedback Into Practice
    Services and products could work in the possible business areas of social media, games, location based services and cloud services. Tekes , the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, has launched a new financing program to support growth companies developing mobile services and applications - Tempo.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [Media] You need to use social services to understand them
    I don’t know if Malcolm Gladwell is right when he claims “ the revolution will not be tweeted ,&# but I can say with certainty that the Twitter he describes is not the Twitter I know. barely tweeted or blogged for a long time too. made some jokes on Twitter the past few days about Kleiner Perkins’ new social fund.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #1: An Introduction
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. When copywriters are stymied on coming up with attention-grabbing headlines, compelling landing pages, or “killer” sales letters, they turn to their swipe files. Well, the smart ones do.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
    [Media] Happy 4th Anniversary!
    Building a Community with Social Media: 3 Things You Must Know. It’s The Mogul Mom’s 4th anniversary! Yep, we registered this domain on September 4, 2007 and have been helping moms run a business, raise a family + rock both ever since. Announcing…The Mogul Mom Community! So, what can you win? Cash, baby. First prize $250.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] Are There Any Innovations Left in Golf? Maybe This One.
    Lacking the means to get their message out through traditional channels, OnCore needs to adopt an unconventional marketing approach with a focus on social media, says Steve Cody, an Inc. They also have been making an effort to engage customers through social media, running contests and offering golf tips and product information.
  • JONATHON BALOGH  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
    [Media] How to do Cohort Analysis in Google Analytics
    Google Analytics is rapidly morphing into a Swiss Army knife of functionality, covering everything from social media tracking to website speed optimization. New to cohorts? Check out the Introduction to Cohort Analysis for Startups. Google Analytics doesn’t support cohort tracking as a standard feature. Why Google Analytics? Events.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Leading the Competition? Be Careful
    Those at the top are targets for competitors, media and industry-watchers, but it's important to maintain focus on what's truly important. The launch of the Apple iPhone 5 drew the usual excitement from passionate fans, media outlets and Wall Street watchers. In just three days, Apple sold more than 5 million smartphones.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
    [Media] Meet The Startups Of Arctic Pavilion
    These companies are a versatile and interesting group of the most innovative startups from the region – who are ready to meet the right investors, media representatives and partners. The Arctic Pavilion is found at the startup exhibition area, Startup Alley, at TechCrunch Disrupt London. Meet The Startups.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Media] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 12: Andrew Breen and David Binetti
    Andrew Breen has spent 20+ years developing products and services for mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education companies. Culture matters whether you’re just starting up or innovating inside a big company. And corporate innovation efforts are hampered by the very processes that make big companies successful. Andrew Breen. Go do it.”    
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Duct Tape Marketing Updated, Revised and Alive
    practical ways to get more from social media. Mike Stelzer, founder of Social Media Examiner. Duct Tape Marketing Updated, Revised and Alive This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. This week my publisher is releasing a totally revised and updated version of my first book Duct Tape Marketing. fusing online and offline tactics.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] My (and your) favorite posts from 2012
    If I look back at the type of posts that were the most popular over the years, it looks like this: 2009 – Social media and digital dominated my posts. 2010 – Still very much social media content, but more entrepreneurship popping in. also like to reflect on how my blog has evolved and what trends I see emerging.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [Media] The Care And Feeding Of A Startup
    Find a mentor who can help you learn the business faster than any educational media or seminar can teach you. The coolest thing you can say to anyone todat seem to be when you announce that you’re launching a startup. Definition of A Startup. ” 3 Common Myths. Facts: Only a few new companies are startups. What is a Startup?
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Media] What To Do When Your Startup Profits Hit the Wall
    Take your reputation online, utilizing social media, your website, and a blog to connect to clients and make strategic alliances. A good many startups I know have been “successful” over a couple of years in overcoming the challenges of starting the business, including incorporation, services development, funding, and setting up operations.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] Crowdfunding Sites Offer 5 Hidden Benefits
    PR Local media sources are enamored with Crowdfunding as it's new and unique. Crowdfunding is the latest and greatest way to raise money for a new business, or even a new product or service you want to launch. One of the first Crowdfunding examples is that of Australia's Blowfly Beer. That's because equity investments in the U.S. read more.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Jennifer Fleiss
    During New York Fashion Week, we launched a "Style Council" campaign on our Rent the Runway Facebook Page, encouraging our social media community to vote on their favorite looks from our designer partners' runway shows. Ditch the business plan. Jenn and I had a rule from the very beginning to never write a business plan.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] Growing? How to Maintain Your Start-up Culture
    Fast Company isn't the only media outlet weighing in on this question though--HBR blogs and VentureBeat have also dished out advice. Thankfully, it may be a tricky question but it's one lots of experienced entrepreneurs have weighed in on, offering tips to founders following in their footsteps. Pay People to Leave.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] Amazon’s gadget as a service strategy
    They are the new gatekeepers, and digital media startups will increasingly have to play nice with them. I don’t see this as good news. Perhaps most interesting though is that once again Amazon is playing the price and volume game – they aim to win against Apple and Google by leveraging their scale to offer cheaper prices.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] Lessons Learned: Not Vetting Vendors Can Be a 5-Figure Mistake
    “Look up the vendor that you’re thinking about working with on social media and reach out to people on the site,” he suggests. After encountering a problem with the company, Susman started digging around on social media and found out his company wasn’t the only one with complaints. ” Learn to move forward.
  • BRYCE DOT VC  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Media] This was the first thing I saw when I logged onto Twitter this.
    But with Twitter’s addition of expanded media in our feeds yesterday, these once subtle, maybe even forgettable, ad units have taken on a new life. This was the first thing I saw when I logged onto Twitter this morning. . promoted tweet. This is not the first promoted tweet I’ve ever seen. At their launch they we heralded as new.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Media] Big Data Saved My Company (and Gave Me a Second Shot at Google)
    Turn's "media platform" then helps the client create marketing campaigns based on the data and deploys ads across video, Web, and mobile apps. Using data, Turn is revolutionizing the way marketers advertise. In the process, it has to head off Google. The start-up enjoyed moderate success. Three years later, however, sales were flat.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    [Media] Adform Finding Online Advertising Growth In Southern Europe's Economies
    Miguel Fernandez-Gil, Adform's new business development director in Spain says,"While the rest of the media market has prorogued, online display advertising here has increased by 14%. The rich media market (including video formats), in particular, is gaining ground and now represents more than EUR70 million.
  • ANDREWCHENBLOG.COM  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010
    [Media] How to create a profitable Freemium startup (spreadsheet model included!)
    Basically, you end up with a media buying matrix that looks something like this: Source Ads bought CTR Clicks Signup % Upload pic Users Cost CPA Google 1M 0.50% 5,000 20% 50% 500 $5,000.00 $10.00 Andrew Chen New here? Check out my list of featured essays How to create a profitable Freemium startup (spreadsheet model included!) Thanks! Thanks!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Media] What’s the Best Way to Get More Traffic and Links?
    Related posts: Social Media Profiles as Tools for Links and Traffic There are many reasons to get more involved in social. What’s the Best Way to Get More Traffic and Links? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Friday is “Question of the Week” day here at Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
    [Media] 2 Telltale Signs Your Idea Is a Dud
    Schrage recalls sitting in a product meeting where a social media start-up was making a Facebook app. Not every innovation will make you rich, but a bad one will put you in the poor house. Here''s how to spot the latter. Everyone wants their next big thing to be a hit. One good example is LEGO. Every innovation has a hypothesis.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] The Five Most Common Legal Mistakes New Companies Make
    Tricia Meyer is managing attorney of  Meyer Law , a forward-thinking boutique law firm providing top-notch legal services to clients ranging from startups to mid-sized companies to large corporations in a variety of industries including technology, telecom, financial services, real estate, advertising, marketing, social media and healthcare.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] 7 Steps to Turbo-Charge Your Efficiency
    If you spend 30 minutes a day on social media and instant messaging that adds up to two and a half hours per week. One hundred and thirty hours equates to over three 40-hour work weeks you are spending on social media and chatting online per year. We all want more time. But how do you get it? Efficiency. Here’s how: 1. Delegate.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
    [Media] Fight Website Laziness: How to Make Your Website Work Harder
    If you notice visitors aren’t sharing your content, give them something really juicy to share, include social media buttons , and link to it often. You work hard doing what you love. But But who among us couldn’t use a bit of a break? Of course, it shouldn’t. But how to get to that point? It’s not. Score!
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Media] 12 pieces of software that will improve your meetings
    Eric Bahn , Hustle Con Media.  . 7. When you’re running a business, the last thing you want to deal with is another dropped call or bad connection. Especially in this day and age, when chances are the key members of your staff, partners, and even investors may not be in the same country, let alone the same room. Here’s what they said: 1.
  • 500 HATS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
    [Media] Startonomics SF 2008: Yeah, We Rocked Your Face. - Master of 500 Hats
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « STARTonomics is NEXT Thurs 10/2 in SF (seats going fast, register now b4 we sell out.) | Main | Resumes are for *Shit*. Part II! er, Dorsey.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Ready to expand your startup into Asia? Read this
    He is currently CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60 million in funding. . Prioritize the markets. Laser focus.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs September Three
    Online Convert – This tool allows you to convert a wide range of media files from one format to another – upload an MOV and convert it Flash or dozens of other formats. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr. DTM Favs CurtateSoft OnlineConvert Spring Metrics
  • KEVIN DEWALT  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
    [Media] Boston Tragedy & Why Entrepreneurs Do What We Do
    Tim and I first met in 2006 while serving as advisers on a National Science Foundation investment panel.  A year later he founded Buzzient , a company that provides Social Media Analytics & Social CRM services. For every great week of media coverage, new customer, or round of funding there can be months and years of toiling in obscurity.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Does your startup really need to hire in-house developers?
    Laura Roeder , LKR Social Media.  . When it comes to scaling your startup’s Web development resources (or lack thereof), it seems like you can never have enough assistance. But for startups, which is really better: in-house talent or outside agencies? And at what price? Agencies thrive on innovation. Andrew Howlett , Rain.  . 2.
  • SILICONHILLS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] Tech Cocktail’s Contest for the Hottest Startup in Austin
    Tech Cocktail, a tech media company based in Chicago, throws parties at SXSW every year but it also holds a few Austin mixers every year. Are you ready for a rumble? Tonight in Austin, some local startups will throw down their best pitches in a contest sponsored by Tech Cocktail. Tonight, Tech Cocktail will be [.]
  • BRANDANEW  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Media] 3 Tips On Branding Your Clothing Line!
    You need consistency in your designs, website, packaging, and social media presence. While branding principles remain the same, the techniques may vary according to the nature of your business and your industry. For a B2B brand things may function differently compared to say an online travel shop. Tips On Branding Your Clothing Line! 1.
  • BRANDANEW  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015
    [Media] 5 Creative Ways In Which Brands Can Create Remarkable Content
    Your content may be awe-inspiring, out of the box or use the latest media but it will not impress if you are not rooted in strong values. Organic content is very good for your online health and certainly adds longevity to your brand presence. This kind of evergreen content is usually that which is inspired. Don’t tell. Original. 2. Voilà!
  • STARTUP NOODLE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015
    [Media] 9 Steps to Master Periscope App – A Fast Guide to Creative Scopers
    How to share your scope on social media completely automatic in 5 minutes setup? 6. Now that we’ve learned how to stick out of the crowd, I’ll show you how you can make your posts stick out more on social media. I’ll show you some tools you can use to automate the work on this. 4. How Does Periscope works in China? 7. 
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Are You LinkedIn for the Sake of Your Business?
    Without much of a social media presence, businesses stand the danger of falling behind the competition, given many individuals–be they potential job applicants or clients with your company–want today’s information yesterday. With some 120 million users, LinkedIn is still by far the choice of business professionals.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] 4 Reasons 2013 Will Be a Good Year to Sell Your Company
    Economic Growth It’s hard to see amid all the media babble, but our economy continues to grow, even if it’s growing more slowly than we would like. Dealmaking was slow in 2012, but the stage is set for a rebound. The so-called “middle market” has driven U.S. Corporate credit is becoming more readily available.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
    [Media] 5 Tips For Improving Franchise SEO Rankings
    Why have one franchise spend have a day on a social media campaign when another did the same thing the day before? 5 Tips For Improving Franchise SEO Rankings written by Phil Singleton read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The truth is that there are more brands than ever competing for search engine visibility. Interlinking. Address. Conclusion.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
    [Media] Building Relationships Through the Customer Loop
    Capitalize on customers’ social media connects with mobile messaging by embedding ‘click to tweet or post’ within your message copy. Building Relationships Through the Customer Loop written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Sam Balter – Enjoy!
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
    [Media] Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups
    Relationships is all about communication and social media. Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. Wikipedia ). human engineering VC Cafe Photo credit: By imaginedhorizons (Flickr). Shockingly, only 15 percent is due to technical knowledge. Share/Bookmark.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Media] 6 Start-Ups Transforming the Newsroom
    Graduates from San Francisco-based accelerator Matter are striving to change media for good. What if you tried to build the next great media institution from scratch?" Zeega Zeega is the social media platform where users make, edit, and share interactive music videos, explains co-founder and CEO Jesse Shapins. Will they succeed?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
    [Media] Buying a Coffee Shop? Do This First
    have friends who dream of owning bed and breakfasts, others who want to open T-shirt shops on the beach, and still others who want to make their fortune in social media services. If you're thinking about pursuing an entrepreneurial dream, do this mental exercise to make sure you've got the passion to make it work. It was his dream. ” 5.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] How Entrepreneurs Became Celebrities
    Somehow entrepreneurs have gone from media darlings to celebrity status in a relatively short time period. So how is it that Tumblr''s David Karp is on the short list for glitzy fashion shows and Mark Zuckerberg''s wedding created a media frenzy? But today''s founders can rival Jessica Lawrence or David Beckham in popular culture.
  • DEIMAR  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] The 9 To-Do's of Successful Entrepreneurs | Deimar ~ Business Tips.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Feb 27, 2012. The 9 To-Dos of Successful Entrepreneurs. by Deimar Gutierrez. 27.2.12. Pin It. Ask yourself, what are you looking for? Why you do it? Related articles. Pin It.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Media] 6 Online Legal Services Reviewed by NextAdvisor.com
    like the NextAdvisor reviews: They are very in-depth and talk to user interface issues, the level of support in various media, and specifics on the types of services that are offered. You probably know about LegalZoom.com, largely through lots of word of mouth and TV advertising, but did you know about several other online legal services?
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012
    [Media] To Achieve Entrepreneurial Success, You Can Never Know Too Much!
    Scour their social media. Look at their social media, if they have any. Knowledge is at the foundation of real entrepreneurial success. The popular old saying, "you can never be too rich or too thin" has a corollary in small business � "you can never know too much!" Further backed up by that old saw, "knowledge is power!"
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Media] These 2 Start-ups Rock at Strategic Partnerships
    The company also just launched its first media partnership, as their box will be featured in a spread of "Summer Essentials" in June's Details magazine. Start-ups can get a huge boost from partnering with larger companies. Bespoke Post and Parking Panda are growing thanks to key partners. Here's how they did it. How's Parking Panda doing?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Media] How and where to find a co-founder for your startup
    Social media channels can surprisingly lead you to potential partners as well. George Deeb  is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based  Red Rocket Ventures , a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. Often times, a startup entrepreneur has a good business idea, but doesn’t know how to build the product or service.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2011
    [Media] Good! Wunderbar! Magnifique! - Etuma Collects And Analyzes Customer Feedback
    With the advent of social media customers today have multiple channels to express how they feel about a product or service. But how can companies efficiently capture all such comments to derive overall trends and meanings? The results are visualized and presented in real-time. Text analysis has the same quality in every language.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] How to Create a Positive Learning Culture
    This mindset of learning and critical inquiry allowed Ogilvy to build a global media empire. No one has all the answers--and that's actually a good thing. Here's how you should approach creating a better learning environment. Face it: You don’t know everything. Make learning a daily habit. Allow mistakes and celebrate them at times.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010
    [Media] The Marketing Power of Negative
    Your social media strategy? Two strangers sitting next to each other on a commercial airplane: if one chooses to say something to the other, the most likely comment, by far, is going to be something negative about the airline. They’re always late, the seats are too small, something like that. It’s human nature. Happy customers tell three.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Media] Simple Formula to Propel Your Business
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Creating Customer Bliss Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? Mike uses a no nonsense and pretty matter of fact approach to describe one of the most powerful ways to build a business in the new marketing reality we live in. Are You Making Evil Plans? Podcast Launch Mike Stelzner
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