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  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: For Great Service, Speed Counts
    Email, phone, social media, and chat are the most common methods of contact; our surveys show that the vast majority of our users prefer to contact us by email, but many still like the phone and more and more contact us via Twitter ,  Facebook , and Google+ to request help. Contact methods. Support cycles. Capacity planning.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] The First Rule of Stealth Mode Is.
    And it''s likely to make quite a nice little media splash. Increasingly, stealth mode is used not just to protect intellectual property, but also--and more often solely--to build buzz in the media and amongst consumers. You definitely talk about stealth mode. Less than a year later, it pulled in $20 million more. That changes today.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013
    [Media] The NSA Scandal Shouldn't Scare You. But it Should Scare Silicon Valley.
    Social media was built on a basic transaction: For the price of a bit of personal information, tech vendors give you free access to a world of sharing, messaging, and information. It shouldn''t surprise you that your personal data finds its way to the NSA. The question is, who helped them get it? Surprised? Don''t be. Spying agencies spy.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
    [Media] 3 Simple Steps for “Makin’ It Rain” On Your Website
    To follow up with someone all you really need is their email address, phone number, or maybe their social media handle. These include social media login , email newsletter signups , real-time chat, header bars , and embedded web forms. The term rainmaker is often used to describe highly productive members of sales teams. Even better!
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
    [Media] The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC
    The sheer number of relationships I’ve built through being public, transparent and being willing to engage in comments and through social media has enabled me to get to know entrepreneurs even before they launch their next company. When I was new at Venture Capital I was trying to figure out the business. What stage? What price? Lovely.
  • BERKONOMICS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
    [Media] Stay current or the market will drift away.
    During the past several years, some very big bets have been made by large companies and well-healed entrepreneurs in old media, newspapers and TV stations.  Were these companies and entrepreneurs out to a long lunch during the media transformation? Markets and competitors change. Are you being left behind? Growth!
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Media] Millennial Entrepreneurs
    Exit planning is fundamental to what they learn about entrepreneurship and what they most often hear about it in media stories. Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-US. MicrosoftInternetExplorer4. Here are my thoughts on a few of their key findings: Millennials are 50% more likely to expand their business compared to prior generations.
  • MEASURING MEASURES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [Media] We're Hiring
    We point this model at different streams of data to find you things you're interested in; like news, events, apps, products, and other media. What are we doing? We are building a discovery engine. It's like search, but you are the query. We look at what you do on the web, and build structured models of your interests.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Media] How to Talk to a Houston Reporter
    I hear a lot of early-stage startups complaining that they struggle for media coverage. They can’t understand why their great idea or their new product launch isn’t news. I’ve had several conversations where people say that Houston media just “doesn’t get it” and only cares about oil and gas.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Media] Why I’m Standing Today with My African American Friends, Family & Colleagues
    ” I spent the entire day yesterday in a deposition so I was offline from the world around me – a rare day of no email, no social media and even no news. I had been awake since 5am, returned home from work at 9:15pm and was exhausted with my only goal of decompressing and tuning out from the world. “It stops today.”
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
    [Media] How to Pick a New Lead Generation Channel
    Social Media. How to Pick a New Lead Generation Channel written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: 123rf.com. To make sure everyone is on the same page, here’s what we define a marketing channel as: A marketing channel is a way of speaking to your customers. Google AdWords.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
    [Media] Our magazine, CoFounder, hits 100% on Indiegogo!
    That doesn''t mean this campaign is over - there are still four days left to make your mark and help build a european-focused media on startups. Now we truly understand the excitement behind those "we hit our crowdfunding target" press releases that are piling up in our inbox. You can find our campaign page, here.
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2011
    [Media] Working around Android's screen.width bug
    This has the annoying side effect of completely ignoring your media -max-device-width CSS. So when people first go to DuckDuckGo on their Android phone, it formats fine via the media CSS block targeted at mobile devices. This android bug has been causing me trouble lately. made a small demo to see the bug in action.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
    [Media] Important Reasons to Leverage Case Studies for Your SEO in 2016
    In fact, you need to remember that SEO is not: Social media: Most consultants will help you gain numbers on social media but if these followers are not acquired naturally, they will fall off the radar and you will be left fighting once more to gain visibility. You have come across it. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in Brief.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] The Easiest Way to Find Your Next Customer
    The opportunity to secure your next customer, best partner, or critical business contact may very well be sitting in the emails and social media messages you have been ignoring Chances are, your next business opportunity is already waiting for you. You''re just not looking in the right place. To find new customers and make new connections?
  • GOOGLE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)
    When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. Change is good. When a product becomes more fun or makes us more efficient, we embrace change.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [Media] How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)
    Business Etiquette Tips for dealing with VCs and Corporates at Conferences. This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. With the LeWeb conference about to start in Paris I thought the timing of this post would be appropriate. Apologies in advance if it sounds arrogant – just trying to impart some realistic advice. Waste.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Media] Don’t Miss Your Window Of Opportunity
    Sure, it’s great to concentrate intensely on your website and social media marketing but it might mean you are missing old-school opportunities for foot traffic or drive-by customers. Just like you hope your social media posts get shared, you’ll want people to talk about your windows. By Lea Schneider. Take a Look at the Window.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Six Ways Gen-Y Can Ignite Their Creative Entrepreneurial Mojo
    Nikos Acuña is a creativity and innovation specialist, operations and marketing executive, media strategist, and entrepreneur. He is currently the SVP of operations and marketing at digitaladtech , a digital platform innovation company that connects brands and media companies with audiences in meaningful ways. Write up a brand vision.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] How Our Customers Helped Us Create a Better Product
    You reach down to snap a shot, "life-logging" your day and syncing the media at night. Drew Martin, founder of the life-logging device MeCam, explains how his product evolved with the help of some early fans. The MeCam is not your average digital device. You end up with a record of activities, a kind of "digital urn" you can keep forever.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [Media] 6 ways to send the right signals with your website
    Blogs and links to social media channels. It’s time for entrepreneurs to lift their game when it comes to website design and maintenance strategies, says Palo Alto Software UK General Manager Alan Gleeson. Today’s visitor has much higher expectations, while they are also keeping a much closer eye on the purse strings. Up-to-date design.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
    [Media] Grow Your Business In 5 Fun Steps
    Maybe they’ve already contacted you to say hello or have commented on your blog, or perhaps you have noticed them in social media or around town. 1.Make a list of ten clients or customers you adored working with in the past year. Then, call each one of them. No selling, just chatting. The benefit: You stay on their radar. Email them.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Zalongo, The Private Family Unsocial Network
    For some obscure reason, people are suddenly starting to realize the dangers of posting too much information on their social media platforms, especially when it comes to oversharing photos of their children  online. Ideaspotting child privacy family online privacy privacy concerns social network Zalongo
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] 4 Reasons to Reprioritize Mobile
    These include computers, smart phones, tablets, game systems, Blue Ray DVDs, and streaming media desktops. Businesses of all sizes need to stop looking at mobile website strategies as a backup to their regular website. Here are four reasons to reprioritize. For my aging eyes and stubby fingers, it was a pain. All of my information was lost.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Media] Life Is Good Founder: 'Most Powerful Tool for Social Change? Capitalism'
    Jake symbolized an optimistic antidote to the steady stream of negative messages in the media, Jacobs said--just what the brothers sought to bake into the company. Bert Jacobs, the founder of Life Is Good, explains how he stumbled on a winning business strategy. (No, he wasn't playing Ultimate Frisbee.)
  • 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!
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016
    [Media] 10 Fantastic Websites For Stock Photography
    Here, we’ll give you a list of 10 sites that provides 100 percent free images for either social media or blog posting. Stock photos are readily available for free in the internet but navigating around this labyrinth of content can be very difficult. They can be used freely for commercial or personal use as well. Sound great? Blog & Grow
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Media] 3 Essential Ways to Improve Your Website
    Regardless of who you are or what you sell--and notwithstanding the increasing importance of social media--your website matters a great deal. Your website is often the first impression a prospective customer has of your business. Perhaps it''s time for an upgrade? Advertising exec Curt Hanke shares three simple fixes. Need proof?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012
    [Media] The Best Places for Mom Entrepreneurs to Work It
    Is social media interaction not fulfilling your need for human contact? Being a home-based mom entrepreneur has many benefits; a casual dress code, lots of flexibility, a travel-free commute to your office, and most importantly, getting to do something that you truly love each and every day. Are Distractions Getting the Best of You?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Media] Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs
    He or she has worked at some very successful big technology or media companies and went to a great school. A shortened, better edited and with nicer pictures version of this post first appeared on TechCrunch. But if you want it in it’s full V1 glory read on … You’ve never been a CEO but might like to be one some day.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012
    [Media] 12 companies with online solutions for big offline problems
    Lane Sutton , Social Media from a Teen. 3. Nowadays, with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, everyone is a celebrity in their own right, so they want to dress like the stars too! As online and offline world continue to collide, more and more companies are harnessing the possibilities of the web to solve offline problems.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] It Takes A Village in the People Economy
    Barack Obama, by all accounts an underdog, used social media to get the word out, rally his supporters, and raise money. Engaged communities are the rule, not the exception, in the people economy--if you know how to unleash them. Airbnb is currently fighting to block a subpoena request from the New York Attorney General for user data.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] 2 Things to Know Before Your Next Web Ad Campaign
    recent conversation between Randall Rothenberg , CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, and John Battelle, executive chairman of Federated Media Publishing, can help put online advertising in perspective. The television ad takes a writer, a designer, a producer, and a media or account person to place the ad. They depend on scale.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016
    [Media] How To Make Your Start-up Stand Out From The Crowd
    Adding the same branding to your website, social media pages, videos and all of your online content will make customers and shoppers more aware of your business, products and services and what your business stands for. However, it’s not enough to simply create a website, social media pages and videos. Keep It Simple. Online Branding.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Media] Flipboard Inks Deal with The New York Times
    billion "flips," or page views, a month, according to AdAge, and is known for its slick, magazine-like design and allowing users to access and share content via numerous social media utilities. The social news app becomes the first third-party platform to publish the paper's content. Flipboard has more than 1.6
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Not Fooling Anyone: Employees' Strangest Sick Day Excuses
    This included looking at employees’ social media posts and even driving by their house. A survey from CareerBuilder produced a list of this year''s most outrageous reasons for calling in sick. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one," George Washington once said. Employee was quitting smoking and was grouchy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Media] The State of the Crowdsourcing Union, 2011
    Twitter Link Roundup #64 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More. Twitter Link Roundup #50 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More. Later this month President Obama will deliver the annual State of the Union address. Amazon Mechanical Turk. Trada. Crowdsortium.
  • THE CORNICE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] The Convenience Gap
    My wife and I would open our media cabinet, turn it on, scroll through the list of artists on our AppleTV, sit back and be enraptured by it’s gorgeous sound. Not long ago I dismantled our home audio system. It was barely a year old. Unfortunately, our set-up wasn’t baby-proof, so as our son began to crawl it had to go.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Media] Totally Terrified of Public Speaking? 4 Tips to Cope
    He then explains that if, at the end of his speech, he gets three questions, he''ll reveal why he took the picture (Willis explains at the end it''s because his parents don''t quite get "social media" and that people pay to hear him speak so he sends them the pictures). Your heart is beating so hard you can hear it in your ears. Rehearse!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Media] 5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder
    The tips were provided by Belle Beth Cooper, content crafter at Buffer , the maker of a social-media management tool that lets you schedule, automate, and analyze social-media updates. Small changes. Big results. Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. But we can all work smarter, too. Here are five: 1.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Fundraising Hacks in Princeton NJ, Friday, Oct. 4
    Startup Fundraising Hacks. hope you can join me at a Harvard Club of Princeton event on Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:00AM. I’ll be speaking on “Fundraising Hacks” You can see a preview above and below. Location: TigerLabs, 252 Nassau Street – Second Floor, Princeton, NJ, . RSVP Here. Fundraising HBS Alumni Angels New Jersey
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Invitation to Womensphere 2012, September 27-28
    I hope you’ll join me at the 2012 Womensphere Global Summit , which will take place in New York City on September 27 th and 28 th. The other speakers are prominent academics, executives, and entrepreneurs.  I’ll be focusing on finding entrepreneurial white space : how to identify, research, and assess new business opportunities.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Media] Going Down? Q3 VC Investments in US Tech Drop 14%
    Let’s take a look at the US VC funding highlights for Q3 2010: Digital media took the hardest hit this quarter, with $128 million in funding of 32 companies, representing a 69% decline compared to the previous quarter. Overall, 343 US companies raised $1.8 The number of companies funded has also declined by 6%. million.
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Media] Should Startups Blog? An Essay (with Data) to Decide Once and For All
    My definition is as follows: Content marketing is just solving the same problems that your product solves through media you create and promote. Visit a startup’s website, and you’ll eventually drift towards a few standard links, from About to Team to Contact. So, should startups blog? That’s it! Jargon Interesting, right?
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Why NYC Tech Scene Excites Me: Deep Roots
    Bringing technology to financial services, publishing & media, commerce, advertising. Writing this from a cafe in NYC, working through two potential Homebrew investments. Satya and I hypothesize that New York will be an important geography for us so we’re spending quality time leaning in. Had two motivations. It’s Roots.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Will Facebook Remain Relevant?
    In Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg , social media innovator at Intel, Ekaterina Walter outlines how 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized the Internet and why he may continue to do so. Marketing podcast with Ekaterina Walter. So, is the future of Facebook a sure one?
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Media] 6 Tips for Services Startups When Profits Plateau
    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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Media] Use Pull Technology for Real Customer Enchantment
    You need a blog and social media interaction to keep your content fresh and responsive to the market. Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get it remembered. You pull people in by providing new content with real value on your website at least every few days. Refresh it often.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Media] My Partners
    John Buttrick - I can't link to John because he's managed to avoid any social media presence in his first fifty years on planet earth. It's friday so it's time for another suggested post from the amazing comment thread on the bloggers block post. have two and half partners at Union Square Ventures. We never vote. We will see.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] Five Sites Reputation Management Experts Fear
    They may rise above the social media squatters trying to shave traffic from your good name. by Kent Campbell, SEO expert and founder of InternetReputationManagement. They’re here. The sites that even your genius SEO guy and tech savvy PR team are often powerless against. Unmanaged, these sites can sink your company online. SEC.gov. Wikipedia.
  • START UP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] The irony in business
    While in startups and small business we are responsible for, well everything from customer complaints, to invoicing, to media interviews. I’ve spent a significant amount of time in both small business and big business environments. And the over riding conclusion I’ve come to is this: Big Business is about the small picture.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] Alec Baldwin's Twitter Strategy: Lose Friends and Alienate People
    The actor again makes himself look like a jerk on social media. But the third can become a social media public relations debacle — especially if you are a celebrity by the name of Alec Baldwin who already has a challenged public persona. It only gets infinitely trickier now that social media are so well established.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Weekend Favs October Twenty
    Good stuff I found this week: Rebel Mouse – A social media aggregator that looks a lot like Pinterest. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Media] Brief Thoughts on Angel List, "Social Proof", "Spray & Pray", & The Network Effects of Large Scale Investing
    Front-End Scripting & Dynamic Content Integration / Rich Media  Analytical Marketing & Metrics. Social Networks, Social Media, Mobile Development & Marketing. sorry little monsters, next time ;). major points i plan to cover in this post: 1) Angel List Fucking Rocks. Period. had no idea how much impact it has. period.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Media] Blog Writing 101: How To Satisfy Readers And Deliver Top 10 Google Rankings
    That’s why I started the Traffic Generation Cafe blog, focusing on various free traffic generation methods like search engine traffic, social media traffic, networking, as well as how to convert that traffic into subscribers and buyers. place where many a mighty business owner has fallen. Including me. That’s it? You bet.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] The Collaborative Web: Github is the New Flickr
    The features in Flickr seeded the consumer web gene pool for the following 7 or 8 years--tagging, favoriting, commenting, permalinks direct to content, newsfeeds, social consumption of media, sharing and embedding. I can't take credit for this meme, even though I've already invested in it.twice. Need to find a collaborator? Find me on."
  • AWEISSMAN.COM  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
    [Media] The Great Fragmentation
    A few weeks ago my partner Albert Wenger wrote about Facebook being unbundled: "Facebook's Real Mobile Problem: Unbundling" where he opined that "mobile devices are doing to web services what web services did to print media: they unbundle." They disintermediate incumbent industries but also do the same to any new attempts at re-aggregation?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] It May Be Getting Harder to Target Customers on Facebook
    The study predicts that Facebook will not get "Myspace-d" and collapse, but will instead be used in a different way, as other platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr move to the forefront of the social media landscape. According to a Pew Research Center study released on Monday, Facebook is still the most dominant social network.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013
    [Media] 5 Startup Culture Crises That Need Immediate Action
    With today’s 24/7 flood of information and social media, the team expects to be constantly updated on what’s going on at the top. Most entrepreneurs start their company with the highest of ideals, and wouldn’t dream of building one with a culture of indifference or downright unethical behavior. Big bad investor interference. Marty Zwilling.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Media] How One Family Started a Successful Online Halloween Business
    We’ve worked hard to grow our brand by creating unique and exciting content on our blog, which we share on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+, and others. 6. Interested in starting a holiday-specific business? Years later, the founders decided to take the business online and sell costumes.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
    [Media] GigsWiz Brings Its Ticketing Service To The US
    The service has gone affective and any one in the US can start using GigsWiz direct to fan ticketing for better promotions, marketing via social media as well as increased ticket sales. To put it more concisely, any service using social media to its advantage has more eyes looking over it.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015
    [Media] Time for a Better Future #prodmgmt #job
    Product Manager, Partner Solutions @ Major League Baseball Advanced Media (NYC) Keywords: Connected Devices, OTT, Video [link] Filed under: product jobs Tagged: product management. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Check out this week’s newest, below….
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015
    [Media] Check out the latest opportunities in Product Management
    Senior Manager Digital Media @ NBA (National Basketball Association) (NYC) Keywords: analytics, digital, direct to consumer, international, product [link] Filed under: product jobs Tagged: product management. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] From Zero to SEO Hero in 315,569,520 Seconds
    Are you active in social media networks, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ or industry forums? Becoming a master of SEO doesn't happen over night. Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if your company is ready to tackle this challenge. often find it challenging to help business owners know where to start with SEO.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: Create A Founding Legend
    Clair is the Founding Correspondent & CEO of innovation-focused media outlet AlleyWire , as well as president of AW/CS, AlleyWire’s creative agency. He was previously an on-air correspondent forNY1andYNN, and is the founder of several other media and startup ventures. by Neil St. And that loss can be profound. Neil St.
  • STARTUPENGINEERING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] Bombs in Boston and Ideas that Bomb
    A very perceptive, connected, media savvy, friend just wrote some nonsense to me about the terrible events in Boston over the last few days.  He wrote “ who would have thought that the blow-back from Chechnya would come to America in the form of an attack on the Boston Marathon?” There’s a well studied. When the bombs went.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Media] Is Remarketing the New Free?
    Here’s a nice little tutorial on Facebook retargeting from Social Media Examiner. Is Remarketing the New Free? written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Let’s face it, we’ve become increasingly numb to the lead capture bait for email address exchange. Tweet This. Creating awareness through targeted content.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
    [Media] How to Create the Ultimate New Customer Experience
    Some pieces to include besides basic elements of an invoice: branding (colors, fonts, logos), contact information, URL to website and links to social media profiles. How to Create the Ultimate New Customer Experience written by Sara Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Tell me about your “buy” process.
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Media] New Economic Reality Leads to New Business Models
    Word-of-mouth has been a big source for securing early customers, which they have encouraged through the use of social media. After developing their business model and forecasting expenses, many aspiring entrepreneurs are suffering from sticker shock. But she did not abandon her dream. All items are trendy and under $100.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] 4 Mistakes You're Probably Making on Your Website
    Instead, Chen says, whenever possible use a video, diagram, or other type of media to get your message across. Launching a website is only half the battle. Now, find out how to get it right. So you finally got around to building a website , but now you''re wondering why it''s not driving the results you''d hoped for. Here''s what he said: 1.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Media] Competition, finally! Hoodie Dude welcomes KoppiCatch to connect startups and corporations
    First big one’s to receive KoppiCatch’s help are media giant Alma Media and operator DNA, who are interested in digital advertising, smart living room, e-commerce and new approaches to news media. Editor''s note: This is a guest post by Sami Kuusela, better known as the Hoodie Dude. We finally got a competitor. Lovely.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Media] Karmaback Announces Social Coupons
    Utilizing the viral nature of social media sweepstakes and now social coupons, companies can organically grow their social media community while rewarding the community’s engagement. Tags: Consumer ati austin karmaback social media Karmaback is a member of the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI).
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Media] Getting More Sales with the Buyer’s Journey
    Authority can be inferred when you are quoted in industrial journals, influential blogs, and media interviews. The content you send are not salesy but educational, in multi-media formats: article, infographics, videos, images. Getting More Sales with the Buyer’s Journey written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] 5 Shrewd Ways to Attract Top Talent
    You can do this by adding an informative careers section to your website and distributing updates on social media. You need to stand out as you recruit your start-up team. Here's how. Everyone knows that it's difficult to attract top talent, especially if your company is relatively new and unknown. Start with your employees. Expose yourself.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Media] The Future of Business Is Mobile—Your Small Business Needs to Adapt or Fall Behind
    What you may not realize is that slightly more than half of all digital media is now consumed on a mobile device, according to eMarketer, and comScore says 11.3 More people than ever before are glued to their smartphone. Between 2011 and 2014, smartphone usage rose by 394 percent, according to comScore. Your business objectives. Your budget.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Media] The Top Photo Tweets From This Year's Comic-Con
    Comic-Con kicked off in San Diego Thursday and is already generating a social media frenzy
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013
    [Media] Getting Press: 8 Tips for Going Hyperlocal
    Become the Local Expert Local media is always looking for local experts to comment on news stories, national events and pop culture happenings. Sometimes the most effective marketing is the kind you do right outside your front door. Here are their best answers. 1. Be relevant by being local in your pitch. -- Eric Koester , Zaarly 2. Period.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] How Investors Are Increasing Their Returns Through Collaboration and Technology
    The first panel will focus on public markets and will discuss the use and effectiveness of social media tools and data mining technologies in harnessing the wisdom of crowds to generate investment ideas. Prior to this, Mr. Perkin was Executive Vice President at EmSense Corporation, a leading next generation media measurement company.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Nail Your Company About Us Page: 5 Tips
    Also: If you don''t have a separate "contact" section, include all your contact information--address, phone number, e-mail address, links to social media profiles, etc.--in your "about" page. Create an About Us page that is the customer seeking powerhouse that it should be. Here are five things you can do now. Go visit it now!
  • DAVID LEE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Getting Featured
    Social media distribution channels (i.e., And social media/word-of-mouth channels are now stable and robust. Getting “featured” in the iTunes App Store or Google Play is a boon for any mobile app. It can lead to thousands or even millions of downloads in a matter of weeks. Therefore startups naturally covet this.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Media] Ecommerce discovery on mobile – no apps?
    Getting discovered then requires getting a presence in cards, and to me that feels like social media advertising rather than search advertising. It’s been troubling me recently that at first glance the trend towards mobile and the trend within mobile towards apps mitigates against startup ecommerce companies. Mobile Uncategorized
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
    [Media] What happened to AltaVista and Yahoo?
    Yahoo thought they were a media company, not a software company. Media Company vs Software Company - AltaVista started out as a software project in DEC's research labs. They were media savvy and knew how to monetize audiences through advertising and sponsorship. Simple, yet deep implications. It wasn't just Yahoo. Repeat.
  • DAZZLINDONNA  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
    [Media] Adsense Realities for New Publishers
    The internet just happens to be his media of choice. Tweet. The following is a guest post by Leo Dimilo. “Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Lots of it fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The idea is simple. And it works. Not testing the ad placement.
  • FAIRSOFTWARE'S BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Media] So You Want to Be a Rockstar? Rules for Pitching at the Founder Conference
    And just like last year, it will be very interactive, with entrepreneurs like you and me having a chance on stage to receive feedback on their elevator pitch from  Adeo Ressi of the Founder Institute , get coached on how to create buzz for their product by social media gurus Robert Scoble and Loic Le Meur , look for co-founders or more.
  • 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
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] Plugging the hole in my personal backup system
    Locally, we store media files on a Windows Home Server with redundant storage (so a disk failure won't kill anything). Remotely, we use Jungle Disk, which backs up the changes in our media files nightly to our S3 account on Amazon. A few weeks ago I lost a chunk of personal photos to the digital abyss. Who would do such a thing?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015
    [Media] Austin Texas – A Booming Hub For Creatives And Entrepreneurs
    It was a successful attempt at local social media. One of the most popular and desirable places to live in America is Austin, Texas. In fact, the city is first in domestic migration since 2010, beating out neighboring cities like San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston. These companies created jobs and developed a business ecosystem.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] 9 Questions to Ask Before Sending That Marketing Email
    Your customers trust you with their email addresses. Make sure you respect that trust by ensuring every email is the best it can be. Here''s a checklist to help. Much of this accumulated wisdom is hugely valuable, but it can also be overwhelming. Vero, makers of email marketing software, think they can help. Did I Write a Killer Subject Line?
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009
    [Media] The Faces, the *FACES*. it's *ALL* about the Motherf**king FACES.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. YouTube succeeded because it caters to self-interest, access to otherwise unaccessible media, and a uni-lateral product focus. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure.
  • 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!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] Connect Ventures Closes €16M Fund For Early Stage Investments
    Connect Ventures will focus on web and mobile sector investments, with a particular focus on web, digital media, e-commerce, entertainment and gaming sectors. Bezza is an entrepreneur and angel investor who founded and built up Neo Network, a market-leading digital content venture that he sold to the European media group De Agostini.
  • START UP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Media] Startups are the new MTV – and 15 other thoughts for 2015
    Read here, ‘make it available to the corporate market to buy’ Just like a strong social media voice became an asset, expect personal data trails to have as much or more value in the coming years. People don’t care how media companies built their business or report their revenue by media. Bring it on. Pointless.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
    [Media] How to Be a Better Leader Online
    Today digital media adds a whole new dimension to the leadership profile: those who lead and influence online. Leaders who are online generate a large and loyal following via blogs, online news outlets, and social media and are virtually visible in homes and businesses around the world. Here are five ways to do it. Here''s how.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Media] Marketing, Metrics, & Meaning (4 Pirates, in LA @ BlueGlass.
    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 « Youve Seen This Shit B4. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II!
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Media] Home Alone: How To Battle Work At Home Isolation
    The Media is Social – But Are YOU? A couple of weeks ago I was having lunch with some friends and it was so nice. We talked, we laughed, we ate and we sipped on coffee. It dawned on me that it had been weeks since I left my home office during the day, other than to run errands or take my daughter to her classes. HOME SELF work at home
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Media] Introducing our latest investment: Dwellable, mobile-first vacation rentals
    He also co-founded Cubeduel, a site that lets you rank your co-workers and Strangeberry, a digital media startup that was acquired by TiVo in 2004. Sometimes, you need to wait a long time for the chance to invest in an outstanding founder. I met Adam Doppelt five years ago. Dwellable’s listing pages are cleanly laid out and intuitive.
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