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  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Media] DSK & The US Criminal Justice System - allensblog - Typepad
    DSK & The US Criminal Justice System (Oh, and the Media, too). Listed below are links to weblogs that reference DSK & The US Criminal Justice System (Oh, and the Media, too). allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Sometimes, we even held a trial before convicting and hanging the suspect. Reblog (0).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] The Kings of Concentration
    In 2009, researchers at Stanford University''s Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab gave cognitive tests to 49 subjects who spent a lot of time surfing the Internet, watching TV, and hanging out on Facebook. 'The "Focus Movement" is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? more productive workplace.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] 9 Ways to Upgrade Your Company's Schwag
    Juha Liikala , Stripped Bare Media 2. 'Face it: No wants your lame keychain. Here''s where to find the promotional tchotchkes your customers won''t toss. Great businesses need trustworthy supply sources. But how do you make sure you''re getting the best deal on business paraphernalia or office supplies before pressing purchase?
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] Hello World
    The previous summer I worked at the MIT Media Labs, writing the first iteration of iOS software for NETRA. I first came to USV one year ago, almost to the day, as a hackNY fellow. Fred, Brad and Albert gave a talk about venture capital, with a special emphasis on the New York tech ecosystem. I've been following them ever since. in Physics.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Do You Stink at Public Speaking?
    Determine your topic by coming up with three great tips in your particular area of expertise, (social media, customer service, financial services, technology, etc.). Stop with the excuses, and start off with these low-pressure steps to launching your speaking career, and increasing your brand-awareness. don't have the time. Sit on a panel.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Media] Events Lose Money as Storm Forces Cancellations
    According to All Things D, ticket holders will be able to use the tickets they have already purchased for the rescheduled date or the D: Dive into Media conference scheduled for February 2013. Several business events, including those hosted by Google and Facebook, are canceled due to Hurricane Sandy.
  • 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.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Media] How to get back into the writing groove when you have been busy, distracted, lazy or all of the above
    Ask your friends on social media what to write about. Even though most of you reading this blog no longer enjoy long, luxurious summers filled with sleeping in, chasing bugs, trips to the library and endless episodes of Power Rangers, you may find that your normal prolific writing pace has slowed a bit in the month of July.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Media] The Latest Questions Small Businesses Are Asking
    Listen with an open mind to employees, suppliers, customers, the media and members of the community. What is being said about the company in public, on social media and in the hallways of the business? 'How do I decide if a business idea is likely to be successful? Census Bureau. If not, the business idea is not feasible. The U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Impress for Less: 7 Frugal-But-Festive Holiday Gifts
    Social media makes it easier than ever to dazzle with an inexpensive yet extremely thoughtful gift. 'You don''t need to spend a bundle to make a lasting impression on your clients and customers. The holidays are a great time for small businesses to show how much they appreciate their customers. Found a great deal or tip?
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] Signal to Noise - How to Cut Through the Clutter
    Online media blog DigiDay mused that SXSW has gotten so noisy that no one can stand out any more. There's a principal in signal processing regarding measuring the quality of information coming through a channel called the signal to noise ratio. The SXSW conference is emblematic of this issue. Speaking of priorities. Focus on very few things.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Media] The Mother Of All Internet Wars
    And they are all, along with every media company known to man, starting to turn their resources to one thing. There have been quite a few wars in the history of the commercial Internet. But I think that we are gearing up for the start of the biggest one yet in 2011. Before I get to that a brief review of some of the past battles is needed.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Be a Rule Breaker
    Today, the Internet and social media make it easier for entrepreneurs to get the word out about their businesses, but it also makes it much easier for hundreds, thousands, even millions of people to catch wind of your idea and rip it off. But the lessons other small business owners can learn from her are still powerful and important. By Us.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Hiring Millennials? Here's What You Need to Know
    word of caution: If you think that participating in social media or posting your thoughts and ideas on a blog are a waste of time, a millennial is likely to feel the same about you and your company. Sometimes millennials are the best candidates for the job. Here's how to find and hire the right ones. Millennials don't do typical job searches.
  • JOEL.IS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] 4 short stories of our attempts to be lean at our startup
    That’s when we had the idea to transform our extension to allow sharing of different types of media: links, text or picture. My co-founder Leo took the lead on investigating the social media problems and needs of businesses. 'Tweet. Buffer. startup is a scary adventure to embark upon because there are so many unknowns.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] Cheat Sheet for New Google Plus Features
    In fact, even seasoned social media marketers I interact with are still in the dark about many of the posting tools exclusive to the social network. 'Here are all of the new and classic features of Google Plus all in one cheat sheet. These features and more make Google Plus a useful and unique social network. Use italics when adding quotes.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
    [Media] On the Track to Success
    Raj Moorjani, Director of Marketing, brings more than ten years of digital media experience in both mobile and web environments. 'Guest Author: Raj Moorjani. Hi, my name is Raj Moorjani, and I am the Director of Marketing at Tracks, and basically the Product Person, for a cool mobile application called Tracks ( [link] ). Below is my story.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
    [Media] Delighting customers is the surest way to build long term value
    Bezos finishes his letter with a comment on the tension between constantly delighting the company and building shareholder value: Our heavy investments in Prime, AWS, Kindle, digital media, and customer experience in general strike some as too generous, shareholder indifferent, or even at odds with being a for-profit company.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] 5 Apps to Make Your Commute Less Painful
    Subscribe to channels spanning a wealth of topics, including technology, business, sports, and politics, as well as specific national media outlets such as Inc., 'An arsenal of apps to make the trip more efficient--and a little more edifying Commuting--whether you''re driving or taking public transportation--can be a drag.
  • 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!
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Media] Making it easier to buy stuff online will drive growth
    All of this is similar to a ‘buy in the page’ service offered to media companies by Lyst  that allows people to buy items they are reading about without clicking to a different site. Amazon’s ‘One click purchase’ is another great example of a service that gets people to buy more by making it easier.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [Media] Transfluent raises a €1.46 million "Pre-Series A"
    It seems in the past, ArcticStartup was full of Transfluent news as they were one of Helsinki''s sweetheart startups - the idea of providing fast human-powered transition services for social media and customer service actually had legs. 'This number speaks to all languages: Transfluent has announced to Gigaom that the company has raised a €1.46
  • 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!
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Media] Should I Lower My Prices To Compete?
    After interviewing 2,100 businesses on how they use social media, they found that only 20% businesses reported having a “Better understanding of customer perceptions of our brand.”and ”and 23% saying they “Use Social media to monitor what’s being said about the brand.” ” yet. Social Proof.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Media] Optimize for Facebook's Graph Search
    To find out, I tapped the intelligence of a fellow search and social media expert, Muhammad Yasin of HCC Medical Insurance Services. Bring your business to the front of the pack in Facebook Graph Search using a few optimization techniques. Here are a few ways to use Graph Search to empower your business.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] Send Share or Like Facebook Is Getting It Right
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] What is the future of retail?
    Contrary to what the media repeatedly tells you (‘online is the only way forward’), a 2013 study by A.T. If someone is following your business on a social media site, your offers are available to them in-store. You’re right to be concerned about what this means for your business, but perhaps not in the way you may think. billion.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Media] Blog!Flow Is Applifier For Blogs
    flow is a cross-promotion tool for bloggers and other such media outlets. Mainly for the ones, who as content creators are feeling like drowning within the increasingly fragmenting media landscape. anticipate to mix with media blogs, company blogs and product sites, which all have their own peculiarities. flow stands currently.
  • DSHEN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
    [Media] Some Suggestions on How to Prepare for a - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • AGILE VC  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] The Unbundled Mobile Software Stack
    They further had to open up IE to allow consumer choice of embedded services like search and media players. I’ve been using Google’s Chrome browser on my iPad Mini for about a month now. But for now there’s no way to make an OS-level switch to make Chrome my default browser.
  • DEIMAR  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [Media] A creative and Innovative ring strategy for resource optimization.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jan 18, 2012. creative and Innovative ring strategy for resource optimization. by Deimar Gutierrez. 18.1.12. Pin It. Related articles. Pin It. Deimar Gutierrez. Loading.
  • 47 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Of eBooks new, somewhat new, and 170 years old.
    Instead, he was trying to fill a gap in the public discourse, get a message out in the preferred media of the time that people then and now need to hear: conformity for the sake of conformity is quicksand for the soul. Being Ever notice how interesting things tend to happen in threes? Speaking of today, my ebook, MicroISV Sites that Sell!
  • 47 HATS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
    [Media] Making space, time, energy, and attention for 2011
    posts in the tech media about every new feature Facebook, Google, Apple, and a million cell phones vendors cook up that means zip to me, enough! Make Room! Since you’re reading this along with all the other New Years posts, let me make a small suggestion. And that means carving out of your life some of the things that have accumulated.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Regrets to Avoid Before You Retire
    Many have this worry--from constantly checking our “likes” on social media to seeking the approval of others--but retires often said that when they tried to please everyone, it made them feel worse, and more stressed. 'Don''t do what everyone says you should do, and other wisdom from those who learned the hard way.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] 10 Apps That Make Managing Projects Remotely a Breeze
    Maren Hogan , Red Branch Media 10. 'When your team is based everywhere, consider these communication and project-management aides. Managing a team or a big project from afar? Overseeing the process can be a job in itself. Here''s what they had to say: 1. Asana Asana makes it easy to collaborate with remote workers and freelancers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
    [Media] Try This 3,500-Year-Old Sales Secret
    And the ROAR method has been successfully applied to sales collateral, websites and yes, even social media and videos like the one below. Everyone has to sell something, sometime, even if it's just an idea. Here's a proven 3,500-year-old technique for making the sale. Of course, I used to do it the hard way. didn't have to sell them.
  • AGILE VC  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] Alibaba S-1: How Well Do They Monetize?
    4)  It’s Unclear if Alibaba Looks Like an Media Company or a Marketplace – To be clear, Alibaba’s sites are obviously marketplaces. 'My first two posts on this mammoth S-1 covered a high-level sizing of Alibaba and a deeper dive into some of Alibaba Group’s governance which in some ways mirrors the Politburo structure.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Media] 13 Stealth Ways to Save Money When Starting Up
    Once you have an intern (or four), you'll start realizing how much of what you do can be delegated. -- Emerson Spartz , Spartz Media 11. An extra expense here, an unneeded office perk there: The numbers really add up. Young entrepreneurs highlight small ways businesses can save a lot of money. Here are their best answers.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Media] Startups, failure is no excuse for failing to communicate.
    It may sound like a pretty obvious thing to say but the single most important people for a startup is its users. While it is true to say that investment can criticial, and staff help drive a business, a service or product has to have users in order to attract both of those in the first place – with very few exceptions. Entrepreneur
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Media] Crossing Boundaries
    future example, I believe, could be taking social media analytical tools developed for marketing and brand management firms and using them as a tool for making investment decisions at fundamental value-based investment firms. These divisions become even more dramatic when examining the divide between particular sub-sections.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Top 10 Signs You Need To Retool Your Business
    You are at a loss as to how to use new media and social networking. The folks at Heller Communications Design have this wonderful "About" page that has some pointers on when a potential client should hire them. So here is my own top ten list, somewhat modified from Heller's. Sponsor. You are afraid of transparency and what it will unleash.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Twitter's $1 Billion IPO Comes With Risks
    That could include more highly-targeted ads served to customers while they are Tweeting, Reiss-Davis says, as well as a richer advertising experience coupled, perhaps, with other media forms like video. 'Currently, the business depends almost entirely on advertising. In August, Twitter valued its own stock at $20.62. per view, compared to $2.17
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Media] Gendai Games Adds $1M in Funding
    Brands are continually looking to extend their customer experience into games and other forms of interactive media,” said Beau Laskey, managing director of Steamboat Ventures. Austin-based Gendai Games added $1M in funding from a variety of sources, including DFJ Mercury. HD and Doodle Cannon to the mobile marketplace. CrunchBase Information.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] 3 Mistakes That Can Thwart a Great Idea
    Defining clear goals will also save you valuable time and resources--especially on social media campaigns, says Dorie Clark, a strategy consultant and author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future. Getting to take-off isn't easy as a first-time entrepreneur. Don't let these three common hurdles get in the way.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Cultivate Trust and Nurture Loyalty
    good place to start is by making it easy for your customers to talk to you; make sure you are available hear from them by whatever means they find to their liking: make yourself available by phone, by email, in social media, by instant chat, and in person. 'Trust is a key for driver for your customers. And then (most importantly) respond.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Roya Mahboob: Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan's Entrepreneurs
    Together, the two of us created a company called Citadel of New York , which is doing its part to encourage entrepreneurship on the Digital Silk Road by bringing Internet access, IT hardware, and social-media education to tens of thousands of Afghan students. More than 700 years later, in 2011, then-U.S. Current U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] 6 Email Marketing Tricks for Better Results
    for a particular keyword) or pay-per-click marketing, which has hard media costs associated with it, it is very hard to understand the difference between where your email marketing campaign is now and how good it could be. Email can be boring or annoying, and it certainly is not the new kid on the block. Email more often. But change it up!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 14 Things You Missed This Weekend
    Can Social Media Rescue Iowa Levee The Times checks out the bubble around Silicon Valley; health care reform pushes doctors into new practices. Measuring the Silicon Valley Bubble 2. In stant Email: An Alternative to Business Cards? Health Care Law Driving Doctors Away From Small Practices 4. Big PR Push for Venture Capital Firms 5.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Media] Why Modern-Day Whistleblowers Are Millennials
    According to The New York Times, here''s how Snowden chose to leak documents to reporters last week: The source had instructed his media contacts to come to Hong Kong, visit a particular out-of-the-way corner of a certain hotel, and ask--loudly--for directions to another part of the hotel. He writes : Whistleblowers: are driven by altruism.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] Bootstrapping: 5 Tips
    Funding and money are glamorized by the media, but many to reach your milestones you will need support from your community. Bootstrapping means managing your time as closely as your money. Here's how to do it. While venture-backed tech startups seem to get all the press, there are many, many ways to start your company. Blog about turtles.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Ads: Are You Paying More & Getting Less?
    Speaking to Online Media Daily, TBG CEO Simon Mansell chalked it up to Facebook adding a seventh ad spot to most of its pages. Demand has driven ad prices higher even as click-through rates dropped. Have you checked your Facebook performance lately? if there is enough demand for what you want, logical or not. with the click-through rate drop.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
    [Media] “Life was better before Google Maps” and other fallacies of anti-tech nostalgia
    number of my 41 year old school and university friends have side-stepped social media altogether and it is likely they will now never feel at home in online public forums. 'It’s been said that we are always sceptical about things invented after we are 35. Most of them will live for another forty years, missing out. And: Watch this.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [Media] 5 Ways To Make Your Weekend More Spacious
    Be less social on Social Media. Think about your own behaviors on Social Media. The limit of their social media activities is probably uploading pictures of them drinking margaritas with their girlfriends, but many people naturally check out during the weekend. ask every week because we all forget every week. Probably not.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [Media] What Makes an Entrepreneur (3/11) – Ability to Pivot
    They had signed up Gawker Media and the New York Post. They had signed up Glam Media and TMZ. This is part of my new series on  what makes an entrepreneur successful.  I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. If you haven’t spent time over there you should. I then covered Street Smarts.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Mark Zuckerberg's Original Plans for Facebook
    Today Facebook is a (ubiquitous) noun, a verb, and a social media behemoth. In a 2005 interview, the then 21-year-old founder is focused only on created a cool college directory. But in its early days, the company was an "ice breaker" and an "online directory for colleges," according to its founder Mark Zuckerberg.
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] The Physical Store Analogy for Internet Competition - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] 5 Things to Know From Apple's WWDC
    It will be easier to share links, photos, videos, and other files with social media connections because you'll only have to sign in once to a third-party service such as Facebook or Twitter--both of which are integrated with Notification Center, so you'll know when someone interacts with you on either platform. In short, a lot. iOS 6 is here.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] How to Write a Business Plan
    Or perhaps in traditional media? Getting the media to cover you can be a great way to reach your customers. Social Media. These days, having a social media presence is essentially a requirement for the vast majority of businesses. It’s time to dig into the process of actually writing a business plan. > Keep it short.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] Need to Boost Your Site's Traffic? Master Backlinks
    Most customers talk about your business on social media, so use a tool like Topsy to see who mentions your brand on Twitter. 'Backlinks still matter -- both for traffic and as an indication of your online reputation. Search engine algorithms constantly change. But backlinks--links from another site to your site--are still important. Respond.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
    [Media] The Role of Angel Groups Going Forward
    This is thanks to my participation in social media. This week, I spoke to one of the longest running and most active angel groups in the country, the New York Angels. For a long time, they were basically the only game in town for seed and early stage funding in NYC. An angel belonging to a group could find more dealflow. Two a week! Skiers?
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Media] Startup CEO New Years Resolutions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    Scott Albro of Focus , a knowledge sharing community for business people, has fully embraced the idea of constant iteration for 2011, taking the best practices of social media to the business media world. For media sites like ours you are either growing traffic or or you are dying. Plan big, increment small. Meaning: Reply 2.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] CES 2015 best drone/robot - Latvian 'AirDog'
    National media and Latvian twitter is going ballistic about the news. It is true - AirDog has now reached a new status and is featured all over the top media. 'Latvian AirDog, the extreme sports filming drone whose US$ 1.3 AirDog was the only Latvian company present at the massive event with more than 160,000 attendees.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Media] How Will You Be Remembered?
    And let''s talk about social media. love social media. 'You''ll be remembered for your behavior, not your credentials. So what impression are you making? On Sunday afternoon my family took a walk through a cemetery near where I live in Switzerland. It was a lovely day, and we all find cemeteries fascinating places. Fully nude.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
    [Media] Silicon Valley's Inconvenient History
    Private capital, he points out, is currently obsessed with social media. If you believe the latter, you tend to believe that all good flows from private enterprise and capital alone. And you will tend to have a lot of company among entrepreneurs. The only problem is, that point of view is hard to reconcile with the history of Silicon Valley.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Media] How These Internet-Famous Cats Made Bank
    That''s in no small part thanks to her agent, Los Angeles-based Ben Lashes (real name Benjamin Clark), who''s made a living out of turning Internet famous cats into media empires. 'Feline super stars, merchandise, movie scripts, book deals. The Internet''s cult of cats has turned into a very serious business. As he told Inc.
  • SPENCER FRY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
    [Media] The Domain Market is a Mess
    For each domain name I would search on Domain Tools , I’d keep a list of available domains and make sure that their social media counterparts were also available. 'About six weeks ago, I had an idea for a side project that I wanted to build. Of course, the first thing I did was try and come up with a great name for it. It wasn’t.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] Extolling the virtues of the slow road
    'This morning I read a good post from YC Alumn Vibhu Norby who describes the dangers of a big product launch. The lesson that Vibhu took away is that it’s best not to have a launch at all. Why do most big launches fail? Because very few companies are clever enough, or lucky enough, to have a good product market fit on launch day.
  • ORRICK TOTAL ACCESS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Media] Channeling the Tech Swagger
    This may seem like a Beyonce kind of obsessiveness , but there’s a reason she is one of the few pop artists in full command of her media narrative. Like Beyonce, you need to be in charge of your media narrative as well. 'By: Stefanos Missailidis (Co-Founder at Fiestah ). There’s a reason the tech world is so tight knit. So why do it?
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Media] GroupMe to be acquired by Skype - what a birthday present
    All the best to @jared and @Smart  as they build Skype's NYC Social Media presence. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. « A Pivotal Week At Firstround | Main. TrackBack. Posted by: ???? ????? ????
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
    [Media] How to Reach Anyone
    It might be harsh, but if you are an entrepreneur involved in Internet technology, to not have some sort of LinkedIn profile or blog or social media presence is inexcusable.   I get a lot of requests to meet.  Everyday my inbox is filled with pitches and intros and requests to grab a quick coffee (which is never all that quick). 
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012
    [Media] Design Museum Boston
    We have a small marketing budget ($0), so our best marketing is meeting as many people as possible, earning mentions online, on social media, and in traditional media. “How the hell do you start a design museum?” My reply to him: “I have no idea.” Design is a ubiquitous human activity. Remember 2008/2009?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Media] 6 Reasons Marketing to Hispanics Makes Sense
    For marketers this means that progressive online or social media programs should be as readily accepted and embraced among Hispanic consumers as the general market. 'Here''s why budgeting to target a Hispanic market is important, especially now. Growing Audience The commonly understood number of Hispanic consumers living in the U.S.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010
    [Media] Lightweight Advocacy
    " And we can do that because this is "lightweight advocacy" We are using our blogs, the internet, social media, and our relationships with our elected officials to move this issue forward. had to ask what the definition of advocacy was just to be clear what we were talking about. That's my kind of advocacy.
  • ITHACAVC  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Media] Cornell Tech Company: Agronomic Technology Corp (Part 1), Guest Post by Deb Eichten
    Deb follows many Cornell companies and writes about them for various Cornell publications and media outlets. 'Cayuga Venture Fund recently closed an investment in a company called Agronomic Technology Corp (ATC). The underlying tech was developed at Cornell (like many of the companies in the CVF portfolio). Hope you enjoy it. Adapt-n.com.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] 20 Free and Low Cost Tools for Everyday Productivity
    Hootsuite – All in one social media management tool that continues to evolve. '20 Free and Low Cost Tools for Everyday Productivity written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Every so often I sit back and take inventory of the tools I’m using with an eye on weeding some out and adding some in.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
    [Media] A butterfly flaps its wings and you make a sale
    Or Dave McClure releases a silent-but-deadly outside a Menlo Park Starbucks and a social media company gets funded in Boston. It's easy to be taken in by the idea of the Butterfly Effect : That a butterfly gently flapping its wings in the jungles of Madagascar can indirectly cause a Typhoon off the coast of Jakarta. Tolkien. source ).
  • START UP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013
    [Media] The downside of the internet
    You may remember from previous posts that I was very much into the activity, before the main stream media and taste makers decided it was over. I was recently watching this documentary about break dancing and its evolution in the Bronx of New York. In fact, it was pretty much developed on a single housing block in the South Bronx.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] Post Mortem… literally.
    The death of Osama Bin Ladin will undoubtedly mark the end of a chapter in our history in the way that media and society neatly gathers time into such overly simplistic demarcations. I wrote this last night as the preamble to my weekly NYC innovation events newsletter: Osama Bin Ladin is dead. m not sure what to say. Education reform?
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Now that You've Got MVP, It's.
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] Corporate Due Diligence Fast and Easy - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] Winning Startup Weekend and Competing In the Global Startup Battle
    We created a one minute video promoting our concept, and spread the word through social media, local news sources , and word of mouth to get votes. Startup Weekend is back in town on Friday at the Houston Technology Center. The I’ve participated twice at Startup Weekend, and now help organize the event. Tapja, the ninja penguin.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [Media] Intermission: Derry’s UK City of Culture 2013 Bid
    Derry could host high-profile media events including the Turner Prize, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, The Brits and the RIBA Stirling Prize. Here are just a few things that could be coming to Derry for 2013 when we win: Up to 2000 new jobs. Up to £300 million would be brought to the region. ‘Like’ the bid on Facebook.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Media] An Easy Way to Get Into Google+ Power for Your Business
    If you’ve seen the power of social media in entrepreneurship and small business, can you afford to ignore Google+? think not. Plus Plus already has more than 100 million users, and some business press is predicting more than 400 million by the end of this year. . Yes, I recognized the feeling. That’s OK too.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] 5 Easy Ways to Ignite Your Customer Service This Year
    Years ago, when a fiber line was cut in the Bay Area and our service was interrupted, we turned to social media to let people know what was up and answer their questions. 'Providing your customers with stellar service can reap benefits for your business all year long. These five ideas can help. Where does all this information live?
  • ITHACAVC  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Media] Connections, Connections, Connections……Execution
    My next goal is to figure out how to better use my LinkedIn and other social media connections to advance an execution plan! I am frequently amazed by the quality of contacts that CEOs and Bus Dev executives can generate. I think of myself as an outgoing person, but am not sure I would have such success. Connections don’t execute.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Latest Deal Terms for Oodle, Inc.
    Utilizing the power on social media, the company operates a free online site that provides consumers with a friendly local marketplace to buy, sell, and trade. By Justin Byers, Lead Business Intelligence Analyst If you are looking for good deal on a treadmill or maybe a vehicle, then you will likely take a look at the local classified ads.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
    [Media] 5 Things You Must Do To Sell To a Small Business Owner
    Related Posts: Stop Wasting Your Time With Social Media A Shoe Shine Sales Strategy How To Talk To Small Business 7 Resistance Crushing Questions Every Business Must Answer 5 Reasons Why Effective Marketing Makes Your Business More Valuable. 5 Things You Must Do To Sell To a Small Business Owner This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] The Top 7 Social Engagement Plugins To Drive Free Traffic To Your Blog
    It’s entirely automated and hands-free and gives you an opportunity to bring more social media traffic to the post that otherwise might be simply buried in your archives. The very survival of any blog lies in the hands of its readership. No readership, no blog ; I am sure we can all agree on that. Let me know in the comments!
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously
    send them to staff, customers, vendors, the media, and friends, and not only do I find people love receiving cards, but writing "thank you" puts me in an incredible mindset to start my day. 'You''d like to be successful in everything you do, of course. Here''s how to make it happen. mean it. Most people never listen."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Media] 11 Ways to De-Clutter Your Day
    Pick something you have to resist--food, wasting time, Web browsing, checking social media accounts--and eliminate the temptation. 'Do less and achieve more--starting today. Adopt some of these easy habits to make it happen. Success tends to create clutter: more meetings, more projects, more decisions, more items on your to-do list.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 5 Trends to Ignore in 2013
    and Glam Media closed significant rounds. Amid all the forecasts for what next year will bring, here are five business trends you'd be wise to pass up. This article is part of Inc.'s special report on How (and Where) to Make Money in 2013 (and Beyond). Tis the season for forecasting, prediction-making, and soothsaying. It's fun. So don't.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
    [Media] 4 Tools to Build a Website by the End of the Day
    Several sites offer a quick and painless approach where you can plug in your own company graphics, type in some text, and have an amazing site with full SEO and social media integration by supper. 'Fifty-two percent of small businesses still don''t have a website. Don''t be one of them. There is no excuse for this one. C''mon, people.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Media] Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 an iPhone Killer?
    Wireless Download Speeds and Performance Offering 3G wireless speeds, the Galaxy S3 provides industry standard performance when browsing the Web, downloading apps, or accessing streaming media. See how Samsung's latest--and most highly anticipated--Android device stacks up against the competition. Ice Cream Sandwich" OS.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Halloween Haunts Go Hi-Tech
    TicketLeap is an online exchange, integrated with social media, where tickets to concerts, theatre, and sporting events are bought and sold. TicketLeap, a online ticket exchange, helps local haunts go hi-tech. When you end up with 1,000 people at your door, you need a cost effective way to verify tickets," he says. All they need is a laptop.
  • 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
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [Media] Employed with a side of startup
    For example, you know that to avoid social media shitstorms you're supposed to have stupendous customer service , so you claim as much on your website. Are you going to SxSW? If so, drop me a line and we'll coordinate.). Most people start their first company while they still have a day job. Here are my tips for how to pull this off. IANAL.
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