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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Success: If You Define It, You Can Accomplish It
    With our media and celebrity-heavy culture, it’s very, very common to see people unconsciously adopt a frame of reference that if they’re not famous, they’re not successful. Successful is not a word with a simple or self evident definition. Nothing, as long as first you define what it means to be successful. Intrigued?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Coping with the Dark Side of Technology
    On March 31, we will choose five winners to receive a copy of Gary Vaynerchuk''s newest book about social-media strategy. Win a Copy of Jab Jab Jab Right Hook In the Comments section below, tell us about the biggest challenge your organization has faced in identifying and adopting new technologies. Contest details. Practice the power of pull.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Breaking: Supercell Raises $12M from Accel Partners
    Given Accel’s extensive experience and track record in gaming, internet and social media, their investment is a powerful endorsement of Supercell’s vision of combining the power of social networks with deep and immersive core games that are instantly accessible from anywhere, anytime.'. Congratulations to the team!
  • REDEYE VC  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] The Dorm Room Fund
    Over the years, we’ve seen amazing companies make it out of Philadelphia’s dorm rooms (Invite Media, Milo and Warby Parker, to name a few), when the capital finds them.  And I'm not the only one that noticed and took advantage of this. As I look at the environment facing today’s dorm room entrepreneurs, I notice a few things. 
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Media] Lessons Learned: Why My Kickstarter Campaign Failed
    It takes time to manage the campaign, so don’t forget to pencil in time to respond to comments, thank backers, monitor social media, and handle press. Thousands of business owners have turned to Kickstarter , an online fundraising site, to help raise capital for new ventures. If you miss the mark, you don’t get a dollar.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] crowdSPRING’s Twitter Roundup For Entrepreneurs
    These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Lessons from 150 startup pitches – [link].
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] Why We’re Looking to Fund Stuff With More Meaning
    ” By that we weren’t trying to demean companies building aps, games, photo sharing, etc., in fact we still look at many deals in the media sector whose main objective is to entertain people. Venture Capital is a tricky industry. Far from it. Lots of it. It was an early and smart bet. Airbnb? Drones. Bitcoin. Online education.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Media] Why My Crowdfunding Campaign Failed
    When it comes to crowdfunding, putting requests on your own social media accounts isn’t going to cut it either; you need people to become enthusiastic about your product and share it themselves so the word spreads. Crowdfunding has a reputation as an accessible way to secure funding for startups and small businesses. What went wrong?
  • 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. Google Plus groups your friends in Circles, allows in-app photo editing and even provides e-mail notifications.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
    [Media] Innovation in Education is Here. We're Ignoring It.
    Then the economic bubble bursts, and the media and politicians need someone to blame. count our digital media arts college, Chicago’s Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, among them. For profit-colleges are taking a beating. Don't let that distract you from the real innovation taking place. Enrollments are down.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Media] How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create
    Now it’s time to post it to your social media profiles and sit back and enjoy the rush of traffic. How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Below are five steps we take in building an influencer program. Find Influencers.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] The Case For Creating A Podcast For Your E-Commerce Or Software Company
    But when you consider Pew’s State of The Media Report finding over 32% of Americans also report “Liking” audio podcasts, and Apple reporting over 1 billion combined subscriptions, something becomes apparent… image source. Podcast consumers also spend a significantly larger portion of their time using Social Media. image source.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Media] Getting Better at Getting Email
    She was named Adweek Media’s “Publishing Executive of the Year” in 2009. Social Media Makes Email Even Stronger Revolutionary Email Based Reminder System 5 Ways To Make An Email Newsletter Your Best Sales Tool The Brand Personality Test 3 Simple Steps for “Makin’ It Rain” On Your Website. – Enjoy! The rest is just digital noise.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Media] Alumni Relations Modernized by Latvian Alumniplus
    While Facebook didn''t exactly "create" the term social media, it certainly did bring it to mass attention. They don''t see themselves as a substitute for big social media, but rather as a supplement. Based in Techhub Riga , Asteria Education is the startup behind Alumniplus. Image Courtesy of Shutterstock //Alumni
  • VISIONS FROM A VISIONARY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2009
    [Media] Top 20 Startup Tips
    Don’t underestimate the power of social media. It’s been two years since I began my business, and I have grown so much from it; both professionally and personally. Below are 20 startup tips I have for aspiring entrepreneurs. 1. Find a strength for your weakness. 2. Work with people that are just as passionate about the business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] How Not to Nip a Crisis in the Bud: Target's Bad News Keeps Coming
    The longer you wait to break the news of a negative situation, the more likely news outlets and social media will break the situation for you. At a minimum, issue a press release and a statement and be transparent in social media as well. The data breach over the holiday season was almost twice as big as initially believed. locations.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] Even the WordPress Founder Has a Beef With Blog Traffic
    You blog, you promote the blogs via social media , thereby luring potential customers to your web site, where they can buy your products or services--or at least fork over their contact info. The result, of course, is that many companies are now confronting the same problems that media executives have fretted about for decades: Numbers.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Media] Opportunity in Apps and Campus Maps
    Universities in general are more into social media than businesses because social media is such a great community builder,” said Christina Dorobek, university specialist at application developer SCVNGR. “It was a market that we thought was really important to reach out to.”.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Your Brand Thrive in the Sharing Economy
    The social media-enabled open feedback loop that''s built into the sharing economy is raising the bar on service standards. Success in this climate requires listening to your customers, establishing their trust, and changing your relationship with them in fundamental ways. Top-down business is dead. Of course, this is easier said than done.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] Why You Need to Typecast Yourself
    “Social media expert,” for example, will sound as lame in five years as “web site expert” sounds today. To be successful, entrepreneurs need to attract super-talented people. To do that, find the one thing you're really good at. And refuse to do anything else. This means a few things. It’s harder than you think.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012
    [Media] Acquisition Planning Process: 6 Questions to Answer Right Now
    In the Media & Marketing Industry there were 1,435 acquisitions (up 17%). I just finished reading through the 2011 M&A reports (the reports usually come out a month or two after the end of the year). It's something I do each year. To see exactly which companies were acquired during the past year. To understand trends. Don't wait.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Marketing Start-Up Thanks Millenials With Chalk Art
    Family and friends who saw the art sent the workers congratulatory messages, and the buzz, which quickly amassed over social media, garnered Pxyl new clients and employee applications. Who needs a paper weight? marketing start-up called Pixyl found a clever way to thank employees for helping them make the Inc. The solution?
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Do Not Let History's Mistakes Repeat Themselves - 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!
  • OM.CO  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [Media] Evolution of a Founder: Lessons I have learned
    The more I wrote about the oncoming mobile and broadband revolution, the more obvious it became that the print media was going to fight for attention with cheaper, faster publications. Blogs were part of the shift to a more intimate, frenzied, and on the go media landscape. About. Twitter. Subscribe. Om Says. About Me. Om Malik. Scary?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] 3 Bootstrapping Rules to Live By
    As I''ve written previously, it takes a village to compete in the modern people economy, and we''ve built and nurtured a community of users who are always willing to answer questions and to swap notes with new and prospective customers, whether on the phone or on social media. They have to be. Here''s how to avoid that temptation.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Use Back to School to Get Back to Business
    Send an email, make a lunch date or connect on social media with those people who have done business with you in the past. This is a guest post by Terra Bohlmann of The Working House. As mogul moms we have to re-adjust our personal and professional lives during the summer months to keep our kids busy. More time to focus on business. Busines
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Use Back to School to Get Back to Business
    Send an email, make a lunch date or connect on social media with those people who have done business with you in the past. This is a guest post by Terra Bohlmann of The Working House. As mogul moms we have to re-adjust our personal and professional lives during the summer months to keep our kids busy. More time to focus on business. Busines
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] How to Build the Next Instagram
    Recently, while testing a new-to-market app for a social media client, I was surprised to find a first-time user experience led with login, and absolutely no explanation or context about what the app might do for users. To make sure your mobile app is a hit, you must focus on these three aspects of user experience.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Media] How To Properly Introduce A Keynote Speaker
    Her clients range from university students to Fortune 500 companies, and her seminars cover topics ranging from tattoos in the workplace to technology at the dinner table and the proper use of social media. By  Diane Gottsman , modern manners and etiquette expert, and author of “ Pearls of Polish, An Etiquette Guide for Today’s Busy Woman “.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Media] NewsHubby: DIY Press Releases for Tech companies
    If the result is to your liking, the platform offers to send the press release to the relevant media (for a price, that is). We were very successful in reaching out to media worldwide. Every hard-boiled start-up will know the importance of PR. Or is it? After this bit, the doors of creation are opened to you.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [Media] Paris’ Sewing Cafe and California’s TechShop
    At the same time, there is an undeniable DIY culture emerging in everything from clothing to electronics to media. Being spaces feed the growing demand for flexible, communal, social spaces for freelancers, digital nomads, bedouin business types and anyone else who feels like showing up. Or cafe-like spaces for visual artists?
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] Average American Gives 3.1% of Income to Charity. Three Product Ideas To Help Me Be More Charitable.
    This product can also give me relevant alerts and summaries about activities from the charities I support, since I don’t find their individual mailings to be very effective (nor is following a charity on social media the best way for me to stay connected). 2. Small Small Group Subscription Giving. like to give. like my friends.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] How One Smart Infographic Saved a Company
    Once it launched the popular Formspring social media product, it found it served a different user base. What if you had to change your company name and URL and hope your customers would find you again? Here's how Formspring overcame its rebranding trouble. Formstack started as Formspring, but the company had two lines of business. link].
  • 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.  We are living in the "NewCo Era", where the combination of the plummeting in the cost to experiment and the explosion of entrepreneurship and disrupting technologies is causing a proliferation of new companies to be formed. Be a contrarian.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] How Is Your Smartphone Like a Slot Machine?
    Perhaps your better half is starting to get grumpy when you pull your smartphone out at restaurants or maybe you're starting to sense that all that time you spend checking email and social media during the day is eating into the time you could be doing other things--including bigger-picture thinking about your business. Second: Surf the urge.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Social Media Connects Us to Friends – Not Prospects – Kern Lewis – Marketing Nuts and Bolts – Forbes. tags: blog media. The American Spectator : America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution. tags: blog. Leveraging Infographics to Improve Your SEO Rankings | 3dcart Shopping Cart Software Blog.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Media] Exploring Big Data and Executive Dashboards [Webinar Invitation]
    In my posts over the past few weeks, I have talked about the power of business intelligence dashboards, and why companies that use them enjoy triple the revenue growth and double the profit growth of companies that don’t. Webinar Invitation Intrigued, but not sure exactly how an executive dashboard would work for your business? read more.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Everything You Need to Know About the New Twitter Ads
    The Social Media Retargeting Opportunity Americans spend over three hours a day on social networking sites. There was a problem, though: people aren''t interested in buying products or services when they''re looking at pictures of cats on social media. Here''s how it works. Do Twitter Ads Work? Previously, they were pretty awful.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
    [Media] An Irresistible Offer: 4 Tips to Personalize Your Sales Funnel
    As the study points out: 91% of all US consumers still use e-mail daily, and the rate at which e-mails prompt purchases is not only estimated to be at least 3 times that of social media, but the average order value is also 17% higher. What is an irresistible offer? It’s compelling, it’s powerful and it drives action. Optimized CTAs.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: 8 Steps To a Successful Redesign
    Use Alexa to analyze their website ranking and traffic; use Topsy to better understand their social media presence and strategy; Quantcast can help with analysis of traffic and demographics; and Hubspot’s Marketing Grader can be used to analyze their marketing funnel. 3. Don’t expect that the process with be completed overnight. Goals.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Media] Marketing Automation: The Right Way to Get People to Your Site
    Earned media is the most effective content marketing distribution channel that will get your content in front of the users that want it. Here''s how to drive target audience members to your website using marketing automation. Below are the tasks necessary to drive guests to your dinner table to generate online leads and sales.
  • 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?
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Blog Mastermind Is Closing Forever
    One of the obvious areas of change is social media marketing. In their place, Facebook and Twitter have risen to become the leading traffic sources for social media marketers… at least for now. At the end of this month, September 2011, my course Blog Mastermind will close forever. and Digg less of an influence than it once was.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] How 6 Startup Logos Came to Be
    This location-based social media app uses multiple inferences in their logo to help tell a story and also to motivate employees. How you brand a company says a lot about your intentions as a start-up. Good branding means you are serious about capturing a wide audience. As you might guess, it all starts with your logo. What can you learn?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Effective Website Design Strategies That Directly Impacts Your Business
    The website contents much be engaging and factual for many people to read through it, most clients will even share with their friends online in social medias about a site with informative contents. by Deepak Chauhan, CEO and founder of  VOCSO Web Studio. Here are just some few factors to make a website be fully user friendly and optimized: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [Media] Texas Wants California to Pass the Sriracha
    or a social media presence The hot sauce business is booming, but the CEO of Huy Fong Foods is resisting offers to lure the company away from its California home. Texas is trying to lure Huy Fong Foods, the Irwindale, California company that makes Sriracha hot sauce, but CEO David Tran isn''t budging. Indeed, business is booming.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] 3 Secrets of the Most Shareable Tweets
    From detailed scientific guides to personal experiments on double tweeting and a host of tech tools that claim they can help you fine tune your tweeting schedule, business owners looking for social media best practice could spend days trawling through all the expert advice that’s out already available. That’s elementary.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] The Rapid Rise of Crowdfunding
    Entrepreneur success stories, like Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, are now mainstream media. Crowdfunding is helping entrepreneurs raise money and gain customers, and more and more Crowdfunding success stories will be featured in the media in the coming days. Every year I make predictions. predict who will win the Super Bowl. And so on.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [Media] Why You Must Change Your Content Marketing Approach
    Social media has obviously opened new doors in terms of sharing and generating new forms of content. And of course you need a visual marketing strategy to go hand in hand with your written content if you want to really take advantage of social media reach today. Social Media Examiner. Social Media Examiner. Enjoy!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Funding from Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban and Other Stories
    They have maintained their relationship with Kickstarter backers through the platform itself and via such social media platforms as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube, even running successful contests on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Sometimes your business needs money fast. You have to get your hands dirty. Persistence. cities.
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
    [Media] Can Recruiters Work With Startups? - 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  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] When It Comes to Online Marketing, Don't Forget About Reddit
    Influence Agents advises businesses on their social media strategies. Here are five ways you can use Reddit to boost your online presence. You''re used to hearing from marketing professionals that your company should be engaged on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest. But what about Reddit? And that passion could work in your favor.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] [Singapore][Event] UP Singapore
    The city challenges will also form the basis of a speaker series at City Camp on 15-16 June, where director of the City Innovation Group, Christine Outram, will deliver a speech on how citizens, with the help of social media and increasingly cheap technologies, are helping in the creation of liveable and sustainably growing cities. City Camp.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] Infogram fleshes out product with team tools
    Infogram is squarely in the B2B space with their interactive infographic tool used by media houses and nonprofits like The Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, Amnesty International, and others. And we''re seeing Infogr.am''s infographics being created by teams in all kinds of organizations - media, business corporations, NGOs and education.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Happy to be small again
    Oversee the media department. Three months ago I was President and Chief Digital Officer of Engauge (a 250-person digital marketing agency) and had a wide range of responsibilities. Five different departments reported to me across three offices. There were days that I felt the meetings would not end. Oversee the technology department.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients
    This is a concept originally created with Twitter in mind, but it can be applied to all social media status updates. Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Now what? Step 2: See how you’re connected. You target.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How to Harness the Power of We
    Think about all the key areas: not just accounting and finance, technology, sales and marketing, communications, operations and strategy, but graphic design, social media and creativity. Collaborations can bring your business into entirely new territories--if they''re done right. As entrepreneurs we are used to being our own one-stop-shop.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] How To Handle Refunds Like A Rockstar
    Questioning a customer, on the other hand, comes off as a lack of trust, a confrontation and does nothing for maintaining a good reputation or relationship and it can turn really bad, really fast, especially in the world of social media. R efunds, they’re no fun. But it doesn’t have to be this way. How to Handle Refunds Like a Rock Star.
  • JOHN FRANKEL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
    [Media] The Un-Stone Age
    This post is a follow up post on our systemic dependence on the Internet , and is as a result of general encouragement of Phil Hotchkiss. It is estimated that as we exit 2011 50% of phones will be smart phones.  So what? In a few years a dedicated camera, GPS device, pedometer, watch, phone, etc. will seem twee and quaint. Macro Technology
  • 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.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Media] When improving execution isn’t the answer
    The tech press this morning is full of speculation about whether there are enough good bits in Yahoo (large audience, good media partnerships, strong cashflow) for Mayer to work with. Warren Buffet. love this quote. Mayer is a very impressive character and Yahoo have done well to land her. Startup general interest
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways McDonald's Just Sucked the Fun Out of Its Brand
    Expect complete control over social media. I''d guess everyone reading this piece has already learned that you can''t control social media, though apparently McDonald''s hasn''t. In an utterly baffling branding move, McDonald''s tries to kick out teen customers who brought their own tablecloth and wine glasses. Snooze. 3.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] Just Because You Have a Recycling Program.
    And the media is catching on. Increasing productivity and efficiency can be far more effective in attracting shrewd consumers and improving your bottom line than flashy green media campaigns screaming for attention. doesn't mean you're a "green" company. Overnight, it was everywhere: every company was suddenly "green." Read on.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time
    Related posts: Podcasting Makes You a Member of the Media Lots has been published about the value or hype of. Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing podcast with John Lee Dumas. Editorial. Program. Format – How long?
  • 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!
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Bitcoin: its future as a platform and protocol
    The speculative and volatile nature of Bitcoin currency might be good for the short-term as it has generated tons of awareness in the mainstream media. The bitcoin logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Thoughts on the current ecosystem. the best way to get money out of China). Simon Winder has an interesting analysis how high Bitcoin can go.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] TransferWise picks up $58 million Series C round
    The company has been successful in building momentum, perhaps due to their #2edgy4you media campaigns like their "nothing to hide" campaign through London and their F¥€K the banks campaign. TransferWise has now raised $91 million to date with name brand investors like Sequoia, Peter Thiel, Index Ventures , and Richard Branson.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Media] If You Had to Work For Someone, Who Would It Be?
    This media personality has been ranked both as the richest African American and the most influential woman in the world. Let us know by filling out Inc.'s 2013 'Pick the Best Boss of All' Brackets. If You Had to Work For Someone, Who Would It Be? If you couldn't work for yourself, who would you choose as your boss? So who would you choose?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
    [Media] Slicing Real Time Search for Trends and Opportunities :: Small.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? 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! Steps to Successful Fac.
  • 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.
  • GUST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Media] Digital.NYC: The First Ecosystem Hub
    In the first 36 hours, mentions of the hub were viewed more than 42 million times on social media, and over 100,000 pages on the site were perused. News outlets from USA Today to Mashable to Brooklyn’s Technical.ly praised the hub and its place in the community. For the Gust team, we couldn’t be happier about the warm welcome.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Media] Muxlim Debate A Great Reminder - Startups Far From Mainstream
    The article continues to paint the picture that the company was overly hyped in global media as El-Fatatry also received the Finnish President's Internationalisation Award as well as other awards. The media has cited Muxlim reaches 25 million people around the world. The title of the article, directly translated, is Mohamed's Bubble.
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
    [Media] Knowledge & Networks Enabling More Youth Entrepreneurship
    High school and college kids, when surveyed, are clocking in at record highs in terms of expressed interest in entrepreneurship, and as far as media reports and VC whisperings go, it’s no longer unusual to hear about a teen who’s starting a company or setting up some sort of organization or leading an entrepreneurial cause.
  • 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?".
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
    [Media] 10 Ways to Supercharge Your B2B Lead Generation Efforts
    Social media as a lead generation tool is simply a really powerful way to build and nurture relationships. Syndicated content  My get sponsored tactic above is a form of syndication but paid options such as Outbrain can be effective ways to get your owned media assets and content in from of targeted leads. Heres how it works.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] The Future of Data Storage
    Our early investments in component technologies ( Link-a-Media , Pliant Technology , Fusion-io ), systems companies ( XtremIO ), and software technologies (IO Turbine ) centered around flash memory have validated that hypothesis. Webcasting will also be available.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The Right Tool For The Job
    The right tools can help empower your social media efforts , and can also help you launch your company for less than $1,500. A few days ago, my son and I replaced an old, leaky faucet in our laundry room. We planned on 90 minutes, but we ran into a problem and ended up spending more than four hours to replace the faucet. image credit: Cayusa.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
    [Media] DailyMotion raises EUR17M and defies expectations
    The segment remains challenging, not least because your main competitor is not an old school media business but a fast-moving platform company called Google and its monstrously successful video acquisition. Atlas Venture participates above pro-rata in this round and grows ownership. Well, the company is still here, and here to stay.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] Legal Issues Behind Running A Small Business
    When she’s not busy writing or working on her friends’ group blog,  Word Baristas , she’s busy monitoring her social media profiles for opportunities. by Melissa Page. If you’re running a small business, you need to be on top of legal basics to make your business successful. Government compliance. Change in business structure. Leases.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
    [Media] Startup Founders Should Flip Burgers
    Quick aside: how can VC’s invest in online businesses, digital media, social networks or mobile applications if they don’t actually use the products actively themselves? This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  This is a story of one of the risks of venture capital. This is what happened to me. Burger?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012
    [Media] How to Use Facebook for Business in 2012
    The best times to post are just before people most typically visit Facebook; a recent study on social media revealed that these peak times are at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm (Eastern Time), with Wednesdays being the most popular day of the week. Don't spend too much time on this right now, just get one up and running quickly to start.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [Media] NutshellMail gets Acquired by Constant Contact
    Mark, David and David Neubauer , the company’s CTO will be building Constant Contact’s West Coast operations and leading their Social Media initiatives, as well as spearheading future startup acquisitions for the next three years. From an angel standpoint – this is a massive win. First off, they. started.
  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Design Staff � Change aversion: why users hate what you.
    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. Design Staff. Photo by Dirk Gently. Aaron Sedley / UX Researcher, Google. ” 2.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
    [Media] Payment Predictions For 2015
    Before founding WePay, Clerico worked in technology investment banking at Jefferies & Company, where he advised enterprise software, digital media and financial technology companies on M&A and capital market transactions. by Bill Clerico, CEO of WePay. Bitcoin reached historic highs but then went sideways. No big deal, right?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Media] GroupMe just killed the one way mobile alert: Brands and the mobile conversation
    Isn’t the holy grail of the social media marketing world the conversation? Give me your phone number and I’ll text you about my brand. You can’t text back and you’re going to have a heck of a time passing it on. Who forwards text messages? Sound interesting? Yeah, I didn’t think so. GroupMe is changing all that.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Save The Date For The Next Level of Arctic15: May 26th - 27th
    Media Presence: The good old joke about the shoemaker without any shoes. Yapp, we did not have enough media at the event, so thank you for brining that up, if you were at the event. Already in talks with the top media rep’s and Dmitri Sarle has become one of the organizer''s of the EU Tech Writer''s group. At least not by a lot.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] Meet the 30 Under 30, Class of 2013
    Today, Spartz Media is home to 12 web properties, including the highly popular Harry Potter fan site, MuggleNet, which earned Emerson Spartz an exclusive interview with J.K. Shama Kabani founded Marketing Zen Group in 2009, back when few companies knew they should care about investing in social media. Prepare to be awed! Read More.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Media] Funded: Inside AOL's New Web Show
    Janosch, Thurston, and product director Craig Cannon, are the minds behind Cultivated Wit , the digital media company they founded after leaving The Onion. Alhough they''ve mostly worked on social media campaigns, when AOL approached them about a crowdfunding show, they jumped on the opportunity. But a celebrity show, this is not.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] What's Your Business Resolution for Next Year?
    We would learn about an opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in a media outlet or publication and react by scrambling to author a great piece at the last minute. The founders and CEOs explain what they''re planning to change or improve about their business in the coming year. Like what? Read on for inspiration.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Media] The leap from employee to entrepreneur – Small Business Spotlight
    Sulaiman Sanni and his partner Ben Lamson were both working  for Meltwater Group, a large, well known Software as a Service company, Su as a social media consultant and Ben as a sales manager. It’s never easy to leave a stable job to launch a startup. Ben Lamson and Sulaiman Sanni, WeDidIt cofounders.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Media] 5 Ways to Improve Local Search Results for Business
    You can do this by adding local links and descriptions that point to your site in social media profiles and exchanging links with other local businesses and strategic partners. 5 Ways to Improve Local Search Results for Business This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. “This article originally appeared on the OPEN App Center.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] 8 Things You Need to Know Today
    Marketing consultant John Jantsch explains how to use social media to get a wider view of the "buyer''s world" and find out who all the stakeholders are that could potentially kill a deal.-- A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. 1. Duct Tape Marketing 3. CNET 5. Adweek 7. Pand
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] Start-ups for Start-ups
    Launched in 2006, DC-based media company Tech Cocktail <[link] gathers start-ups, entrepreneurs, and technology geeks of all stripes and keeps them informed and connected with news, how-to''s, and industry trends online. Here are a few of the best and brightest. Here are a few of the best and brightest.
  • 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?
  • ASH MAURYA  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] Bootstrapping a Lean Startup
    Get active with social media in other ways. Home About Me SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG ash maurya Practice Trumps Theory: Lean Startup + Customer Development + Bootstrap Bootstrapping a Lean Startup March 23, 2010 Share While not the same thing, Bootstrapping and Lean Startups are quite complementary. Time between these iterations is fundamental.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
    [Media] Mapping the App Economy
    Instead of the branches of the mindmap being the main components of a scene – i.e., events, organizations, companies, media, and people – the major branches of the appconomy are scenes, capabilities, industries, and functions. I’ve also added minor branches that include use cases and lexicon. mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t
    Thus you end up with Demand Media that booms until Google algorithm changes (Panda) changes send it off a cliff along with many other companies overly reliant upon one “place” and one “promotional” method. It’s worth a quick read. My argument is pretty simple. This will fail. Look at Viddy & SocialCast.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] Entrepreneur Startup Kit: 4 Keys To Success
    This approach allows small business owners to create a professional number, integrate automated call answering and routing capabilities, and offer easy to use web-based digital voicemail, all integrated with a small business’s website and social media presence.  Bryan Goode, CEO of Infratel. Build a website and establish a web presence.
  • 47 HATS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Danger! Experiment ahead
    The danger for me is that while social media/realtime IM chats are a powerful way to engage with your customers and clients I will need to make sure I fearlessly guard the rest of my time when I singletask away at coding DeveloperMemory.com, do client work and, you know, work. Well, time for an experiment! MicroConsults
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Media] All You Have to Do is to be You…or Not
    Social media is filled with sayings that will talk about the need to be Yourself in the name of authenticity. It is true that not everyone is comfortable with being themselves. It is also true that there is no need to be guilty of just who you are. Some of these sayings are very cute too. One such saying from Oscar Wilde goes like this -.
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