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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Media] Lessons From 2014’s Most Popular Kickstarter Projects To Get Your Startup Funded
    Her articles have been published by the Hot in Social Media, Yahoo! by Alicia Lawrence,  WebpageFX  . The days of searching for serious investors willing to contribute large amounts of money to your start-up may be drawing to an end. Known as crowdfunding, the phenomenon is likely to grow in the coming years. Want to be a part of that 44%?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] 3 Strategies to Win the War for Talent
    Sinclair notes that the emergence of entrepreneurship in mainstream media has had a significant impact on a founding team’s ability to hire good staff, even when money is limited. Big companies don''t have dibs on the best candidates. This was the late 1990s, and I was mentored to join a name-brand company. listened.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Media] Do512 Hits 100,000 Users
    Do512 has become an Austin new-economy success story where many traditional media outlets have faltered. By creating and exploiting new media and technology opportunities such as Facebook Connect and an iPhone-optimized mobile browser, Do512 has remained at the cutting edge of what was once a space dominated by traditional media.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] How Entrepreneurs Became Celebrities
    Somehow entrepreneurs have gone from media darlings to celebrity status in a relatively short time period. So how is it that Tumblr''s David Karp is on the short list for glitzy fashion shows and Mark Zuckerberg''s wedding created a media frenzy? But today''s founders can rival Jessica Lawrence or David Beckham in popular culture.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] The Secrets Of Creating A Powerful Company Culture
    The best customer service approach in social media, for example, is to have people who are steeped in your culture handle the social media, and the best email responses to customers come from staff members who understand what is and isn’t consonant within your culture. The culture of your company is the exception to this rule.
  • [Media] Socialize Your Marketing Efforts with Opiniads
    People are far more likely to “discover” new content or a new product on the web when their friends share it through social media than they are to seek out this new content on their own. If you’re an advertiser looking to reach out to a relevant audience via social media, Opiniads is an option that you may want to consider.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] How HeatSync Solved a Problem I Didn’t Even Know About
    I spend at least an hour every day logging in to various analytics sites to check on my blogs, social media stats, and a host of other dailies. After a year of self-consciously confirming that my Klout score hadn’t dropped, I now realize that I was willingly succumbing to a new form of internet superhighway hypnosis.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Media] Why (and How) Your Business Should Get Visual
    Knowing your advocates and influencers on these networks and running contests and sweepstakes to distribute your SKUs in the visual feeds is a great way to generate free earned media and traffic from these channels. Visual networking sites like Pinterest and Instagram can help grow a brand. What is visual networking? The reason?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Salesforce Acquires Radian6: How to Earn $2,850/hour
    CRM giant Salesforce.com just acquired Radian6, a social media monitoring platform, for $326 million. Pretty cool for co-founders Chris Newton and Chris Ramsey. Even though Chris and Chris only owned a small percentage of Radian6 after raising rounds of venture capital, they will still walk away with $14 million each according to CBC News.
  • 47 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Media] They’re starting to notice…
    DALLAS (May 12, 2011) – Tuesday’s “Dan Rather Reports&# presents a revealing behind-the-scenes look at Hashable – one of the many new social-media startup companies trying to prove they have what it takes to launch a successful social media platform  in a highly competitive new tech landscape. Dan Rather Reports. moment. Opinio
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Girls Who Code: Crashing the “Brogram”
    She points out that while women use the Internet 17% more than men do and create two-thirds of the content at social media sites, they earn only 14% of computer science degrees. “At age 13 or 14 there is something that happens that makes girls think coding or engineering is not for them. It’s Still A Man’s World. Getting started is one thing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Customers Ambassadors Without a Referral Program
    recently talked to Clément Delangue from mention about easy ways startups can get media coverage. Why pay customers to talk about you when they will do it for free? Referral programs have their place, but most of the time your users don''t need any rewards to share content or talk about your company and products online. And why not?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] And You Thought Your Company Had an Open Office
    Building up a vibrant social media rapport with customers is nice, but what better way to build a relationship with customers than to have them right there, in your office? Should your office be more like a coffee shop? For all the hubbub that has swept the business world in the last decade, what does an open office plan really translate to?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Media] 12 Ways to Get Your New Product into a Major Retail Chain
    Make sure that their price is somewhat in line with your online pricing. -  Jason Grill,  JGrill Media | Sock 101. 6. Investing in something new is a gamble, so how do you get stores to begin carrying your product? What is one tip you have for getting a brand-new product into major retail chains? Their answers are below. 1. The customer?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012
    [Media] 25 Important Pinterest Tips For Your Career
    As with all social media accounts, it’s important to keep going. Photographers, wedding designers, social media managers, and more use and frequently benefit from the site. We’ve all heard about LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook’s career power, but have you thought about what Pinterest could do for you? Follow trends.
  • DAZZLINDONNA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
    [Media] The Road To Enhanced Online Marketing Begins With The User
    Holistic search marketing includes usability, information architecture, search engine optimization, social media marketing, mobile web site design focused on marketing, accessibility and content development. Tweet. Kim began by telling a true story about a job she held 11 years ago. “It’s all about your end user&#. Key Takeaways.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Media] Let’s debate about the future of advertising and marketing
    I personally think that in the future, WE will be the media. Think about it. The average Facebook user has 130 friends or more…you do the math. You’re already seeing this with startups and companies like ExpoTV (great company btw). So…let’s debate! Agency Life
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Media] 5 'Essential' Things One Start-up Launched Without
    The following is a guest post from Joel Gascoigne , founder and CEO of Buffer , a social media management tool that lets users schedule, automate, and analyze social media updates using browsers, mobile devices, and news reader apps. Although it didn''t start out as quite such a robust tool--as you''ll see below.) Tough luck.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Media] Top 10 startup articles of the week
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Enjoy! Want to be a CEO? Try product management first What is really meant by failing early, failing often, and failing cheap?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Media] The Entrepreneur as Fine-Art Collector
    The media master doesn't own Monet's or Renoir's, but she apparently has a lot of love for just one artist: American multimedia artist Faith Ringgold. It stunned the art world when Edvard Munch's famous "Scream" painting fetched a staggering $119 million at auction this week. Here's a look at what's in their living rooms.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
    [Media] Data Proliferation and the rise of the Chief Data Officer
    We''re in an odd point in time kinda like we were in with social media in 2007. Quick update today -- the "data proliferation problem" is just a theme I''ve heard from a lot of conversations recently. Marketing departments have millions of dollars to spend on print advertising that they know does not work. Expect that trend to continue.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways To Build Your Business On Facebook--For Free
    Social media is designed to bring those barriers down, and they should come down. It's amazing how much business comes in over Facebook. And I don't pay Facebook--or anyone--a cent. love Facebook. Facebook helps me stay on top of world events, popular culture, business trends and the personal lives of my friends and colleagues. On Facebook.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] What Would Happen to Your Business If You Lost All of Your Online Data
    Backupify – allows you to create regular backups of all your social media updates, email, calendars, Google docs, and photo sharing sites. What Would Happen to Your Business If You Lost All of Your Online Data This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. know you’re backing up your hard drive and network data, right? Referral Marketing
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Media] 8 Publicity Fails of PR Pros and Over-Eager Entrepreneurs
    Even if you''re not a PR pro, the following lessons might also be instructive--particularly for anyone who wants to get the media to sit up and take notice. 1. If your PR person isn''t getting you results, these missteps might be to blame. The questions from readers about how to handle situations at their offices are my favorites.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Customer Reviews the Hidden Local SEO Gem
    Social media participation has certainly made its way onto the SEO road map as an integral element of the optimization puzzle as well. Customer Reviews the Hidden Local SEO Gem written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Free ebook – Marketer’s Guide to Customer Reviews.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Media] Big Data Saved My Company (and Gave Me a Second Shot at Google)
    Turn's "media platform" then helps the client create marketing campaigns based on the data and deploys ads across video, Web, and mobile apps. Using data, Turn is revolutionizing the way marketers advertise. In the process, it has to head off Google. The start-up enjoyed moderate success. Three years later, however, sales were flat.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
    [Media] [Review] The Mesh: Why The Future Of Business Is Sharing
    Aided by social media, wireless networks and data crunched from every available source, people are moving towards sharing goods and services at the point of need. Every now and then, you pick up a book which offer such a compelling new idea that you simply cannot put down. The rule of thumb? Ownership is out. Access is in.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways to Give Back
    Offer to serve as a contact or source for local media seeking quotes or background information. Success isn't just a reward; it's a responsibility. Celebrity chef Eric Ripert shares six ways any business can make a difference by giving back. To a remarkable entrepreneur , success is not only a reward—it's a responsibility. Teach.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Media] SXSW Accelerator 2013
    SXSW Accelerator returns for its fifth edition to showcase some of the web’s most exciting innovations – do you know a company that could be one? The application deadline is  Friday, November 9 , and the event itself will be March 11-13, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Media] SXSW Accelerator 2013
    SXSW Accelerator returns for its fifth edition to showcase some of the web’s most exciting innovations – do you know a company that could be one? The application deadline is  Friday, November 9 , and the event itself will be March 11-13, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009
    [Media] IZEAFest at SeaWorld Recap
    After attending IZEAFest @ SeaWorld last weekend, I was planning to share a summary of the event here. However, I see that Convention News TV has already created a very nice video detailing the event, including clips from speakers such as Chris Brogan ( @chrisbrogan ), Aaron Brazell ( @technosailor ), Rae Hoffman ( @sugarrae ), and others.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Marketers: Do You Know Where Your Ads Are?
    Digital media blog Digiday pointed this out recently by looking at when ads go rogue. You paid for prominent placement on well-known websites. Are you sure that''s what you''re getting? recently wrote about what marketers need to know regarding Twitter''s IPO. It only takes a little thought to realize the market dynamics. Wired it is not.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Rovio laying off 16% of workforce
    With the news, Rovio says they will be focusing on their three key businesses with the highest potential: games, media, and consumer products. Rovio , once the metaphor for the new Finnish jobs sector, isn''t itself immune to layoffs. Focusing on strengths. What do you think about this reorganization and the future of Rovio
  • MARKETINGLAND.COM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Media] 8 Ways We Deceive Ourselves With Metrics (And How To Avoid Them), Part I
    Social Media |. SMX Social Media Marketing - Dec. © 2012 Third Door Media, Inc. Home |. News |. Columns |. Search Marketing |. Display Advertising |. Mobile |. Analytics |. Email Marketing |. Affiliate Marketing. All E-Solutions Spotlights |. First Time Here? Wheres Sphinn? Column: Analytics & Marketing Column. Tweet.
  • EMADGINE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
    [Media] How to Communicate With Your Freelancer
    Target has over a million twitter followers; your company has twenty two and twelve of them are related to you… You smartly hired a marketing expert to manage your social media, I don’t care if he invented twitter (Jack Dorsey and others if you were wondering), don’t expect a million followers in a couple of months, don’t expect a thousand!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Media] 4 Myths of Finding the Perfect Mentor
    Thanks to email and social media, we can now more easily connect with a mentor and do so without taking too much of his or her time. We couldn't have started our company without a great roster of mentors. We didn't even know it, but we were breaking all the rules. You should, too!) We have an amazing roster of mentors.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] The Case for Crowdfunding
    It provides an opportunity to test the message—after all, the whole process of securing funding involves social media networking, marketing, and brand-positioning. 3. What does the JOBS Act have to do with the Statue of Liberty? The founder of Indiegogo breaks down the uniquely American benefits to new crowdfunding legislation.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Media] What Diaspora Should Do with their Newfound Fuckyoufacebook Money
    Every VC and their mother is banging down your door, the media is all over you, and there are underage groupies lining up outside in Washington Square Park NKOTB-style. By the time of this post is done, Diaspora, the web decentralization play from four NYU/Courant students in New York , will undoubtedly have $100,000 raised on Kickstarter.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Media] SXSW Accelerator Deadline Approaching
    This is your chance to get seen by thousands of interested people, investors, bloggers, press, and media of all kinds. How would you like to launch your startup into the stratosphere at the hottest of all hot tech conferences, Southby? Who wouldn’t? Well, it won’t happen if you don’t get off your tail and apply this week.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [Media] Tips for Getting (Follow-Up) Press Coverage for Your Startup
    If you have any other advice for startups looking for ongoing media coverage, please let us know in the comments. When it's time to launch your startup, you probably know to have the press release ready to go out to the various publications you hope will give you coverage. The obvious answer is to simply continue the PR push. Keep trying.
  • PANDODAILY.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    [Media] Why Content Favors the Old (Entrepreneur)
    Most important: I needed the time I spent at TechCrunch to learn what was powerful about new media. It’s hard for someone who has  only worked in old media to get it. Likewise, I needed to distill what elements of old media weren’t broken and should be worked back into the blogosphere. Follow PandoDaily: Search.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Media] Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter!
    An author, entrepreneur, speaker, and connector, Peter Shankman is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing and advertising. He Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter! written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] Three Questions To Prevent Your Technology Project From Being Poorly Managed
    Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok). Most IT projects require a variety of skill sets, from design and software development, to hosting and project management.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunding Site Mesenaatti.me Launched By Accident And Successfully Funded 5 Projects
    This hit the Finnish media big time, and the press was lavishly saying that “Crowdfunding is illegal” in Finland. together with Senja sent out press releases to the media, trying to alleviate the false notion of crowdfunding being illegal. Unfortunately, positive news is not really good news in the mainstream media, so nobody cared. ?The
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
    [Media] Tips That Help Make People Recognize You Among Successful Entrepreneurs
    For example, every business is now using social media in their planning. by Deepak Chauhan, CEO and founder of  VOCSO Web Studio. Millions of successful entrepreneurs have made a mark in different businesses. The success stories they give can shock you. In many cases, people think that to succeed, you do some out of ordinary things.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Tips for Leading People As If Their Lives Depend on You
    One example: In my business, it''s not enough to be active in social media. While they don''t have to battle fierce winds or blistering sun (except when our HVAC system misfires), they do have to manage difficult clients, uninterested media, and challenging workplace issues. In the process, I have become a better leader. column.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] A Better (& Cheaper) Way to Motivate Employees
    Use social media to make the company more aware. A great mission statement will only get you so far. To motivate workers every day, you have to do a bit more. Most start-ups don’t have much in the way of cash to pay big salaries and bonuses. Annual reviews aren't enough. How so? Don't wait to reward small successes.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [Media] Top story of the week: iPad
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Click here to view my full profile. Blog at WordPress.com. RSS Entries and RSS Comments
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Start-UP is a new reality TV show for Asian startups, with a jackpot of $1.6m in seed funding
    In June this year, it  launched a strategic investment vehicle targeted at startups particularly in the digital media space. The Asia is getting another startup reality TV show after Angel’s Gate , only this time round it will be more of a documentary-style TV series for startups in the region. million). Apply to Start-UP.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
    [Media] Thank You, Houston
    We also have New Media outlets like CultureMap and the brand new Houstonia that help tell our stories. Once I’m out, I will still be here in some sense in that my social media streams will be chock full of Houston startups making news and connecting Houston companies with the right Houston people. But Aren’t You ‘Mr.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Overcoming The Kiddo Factor
    She is also the founder of the Chicago Literati Networking Event and frequently speaks on the topics of branding, social media, and networking. By Dana Kaye, owner of Kaye Publicity. I’m used to being the youngest person in the room. The first step in gaining the confidence of others is having confidence in yourself.
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] Is Twitter Really Any Good for Brand Advertisers?
    For instance, TV – or any mass media for that matter – has proven to be an effective tool for driving awareness for years, thus the reason that Super Bowl ads that are known to effectively do this with a very large audience. Note: This is a guest blog post by David Knox. As LinkedIn , Zynga , Groupon and other Web 2.0 billion valuation. 
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Media] Creative Marketing Ideas For Easter
    This includes mailers, newsletters, social media blasts, mobile marketing, and in-store specials. When it comes to marketing, using what’s currently on trend can really help boost your campaigns and get people talking about your business, products, or services. Send your customers an Easter greeting. Bundle your items for an Easter basket.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] Arianna Huffington: What Lying in a Pool of Blood Taught Me
    The woman who turned a blogging site into a global media powerhouse has a lot more on her plate than HuffPo. The HuffPo founder and entrepreneurial superstar says that in order to achieve more we all need to sleep more. For one thing, she wants us all to get more sleep. What are the first two? Money and power, or recognition. And I had those.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Use Online Tools to Drive Offline Sales
    Related Posts: Introducing Local Search Pro The Referral Engine Overview Slideshare offers tools for presenters Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Twitter for Business Essentials Archive 5 Ways to Use Online Tools to Drive Offline Sales is a post from: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Help You Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously
    When I media-train executives, I always counsel them to display more emotion. Stand-up comedy may not seem like ideal training for leading a company, but several of the discipline''s techniques will help you loosen up, connect with employees, and make a bigger impact on your clients. Oreos were my gateway drug. SugarJunkie. Be in-the-room.
  • 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. startup is a scary adventure to embark upon because there are so many unknowns. Photo credit: Betsy Weber.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] 3 Great Books on the Art of Selling
    Cialdini''s book will remind you that, long before social media came to epitomize all forms of viral marketing, there was Tupperware. Leadership guru Daniel Pink recently listed his favorite sales books. Here''s a brief look at the top three. Here''s a brief look at his top three picks: 1. Is it unexpected? Does it tap emotions? The catch?
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
    [Media] Infogr.am Hits 100 000 User Made Infographics
    Co-founder Uldis Leiterts tells us that Infogr.am is seeing increasing adoption from large media companies and professional data journalists and bloggers. Infogr.am has been on a roll since graduating from Helsinki's Startup Sauna program. More quality content creators choose us for a publishing platform for their data.". Infogr.am
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Baring Vostok Launches New $1.5 Billion Fund
    The new fund is generally expected to follow in the strategic footsteps of its four predecessors, prioritizing investments for well-established leaders in four areas: IT, including Internet, software development, media and telecommunications; financial services; FMCG and consumer services; and natural resources. About East-West Digital News.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Media] A Visual Guide to Local SEO for Small Business Websites
    Using Visual Media to Boost Your Marketing It is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing. A Visual Guide to Local SEO for Small Business Websites written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. How to Build a Perfectly Optimized Local Website by Following the Google Guidelines! loved that.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] Marketing Is The Ongoing Operation of a System
    Marketing Is Your Most Important System Become a Duct Tape Marketing Coach Another Group of Duct Tape Marketing Coaches Social Media System with Chris Brogan. Marketing Is The Ongoing Operation of a System This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. We won’t rest until you get this thing built! Get More Details and Enroll here.
  • START UP BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Media] The 2 types of reading
    What do we read during our ‘mobile’ reading times: Social media, news, articles, books or all of them – versus our home reading time? Now that we all have reading devices permanently placed in our pockets we can catch up on our reading at any time. Are there only so many words we want to read each day? Disposble.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Media] #winning: 6 @charliesheen quotes to make you a better entrepreneur
    Over the past week there has been a huge focus in the media and even the geek internet culture around Charlie Sheen's supposed breakdown. He's been doing a lot of interviews, but mixed in are a lot of interesting quotes that can be applied to entrepreneurship. An entrepreneur is on a thin border between insane and brilliant. We code magic.".
  • THE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS BLOG @ SIMON  |  MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
    [Media] Tip of the Week: Create a Sunny Summer Workplace
    Related posts: Tip of the Week – Create clear policies around electronic media. by Lauren Dixon. As employees prepare for the summer months and request vacation time, how can employers make adjustments to ensure a smooth-functioning summer workplace? Then, they will come back with an amazing spirit to hit the ground running.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 5 Tricks for Working With Millennials
    best practices for engaging in social media, alerting us to important, breaking trends in the blogosphere that might impact our client base or our firm, or simply showing us what’s new and hot.) I meet our Millennials half-way by participating in as many non-workplace events with them as possible. Here''s how to turn the mess around.
  • INSTIGATOR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [Media] Device Addiction: How the iPad Changes the Way Kids Interact with Technology
    For kids that means tie-ins with physical goods, other media and new ways of keeping kids hooked on individual apps. The iPad is an addictive device. So was the iPhone (and iPod Touch), but the iPad takes device addiction to a new level. For kids, that’s mostly because of the size (vs. He also never looked up from the iPad screen.).
  • 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, 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Media] How to Make a Ton of Money in Politics
    Senator Rick Santorum, and other candidates had spent at least $23 million on political, media, and fundraising consultants. Digital Media This might be the first year in which campaign spending on digital media rivals spending on television advertising. We're spending at least $6 billion to elect a president this year. million.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] One Company's Secret to Amazing Customer Service
    We're extremely available on our website and on social media, but our goal is to make it so you don't have to reach out to us. Growth and scale are typically the enemy of great, personal customer service--except in this case. And when that happens, it's not unusual to find someone trashing a company's product and service on a major forum.
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Merging Glam and Ning
    Today, my company Ning, where I serve as chairman and cofounder, is announcing that it has agreed to merge into Glam Media.  In this post, I’d like to briefly explain the whats and whys, and to thank a lot of people who have worked very hard to get us to this point. Now, I owe some people huge thank you’s. Companies
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
    [Media] Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould
    From electric cars to drones, DNA sequencing to robotic surgery, enterprise software to social media –the size and variety of these markets makes the Valley of my early days look bush league. I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. She was twice as smart and just as tough as the guys. Her response? Maybe.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurship Flourishes for 54 Hours in Iran
    Within the world of Western media, Iran rarely grabs headlines for topics outside of politics , oil sanctions , human rights violations , or the quest for nuclear energy. Startup Weekend, the pervasive entrepreneurship group that's held events in 100 countries, just held its first event in Iran. But not all is crumbling in Iran.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Media] 30 Entrepreneurs Share What Makes Their Business Unique
    Our campaign was fully funded within the first 11 hours and we received close to $200,000 in total pledges.  2) We call our customers “fans.” We find these guys on Social Media, we talk to to them there, we sell them watches, we help them with pre and post sale queries, and we invite them to help develop our products. For now. Education 2nd.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] Need a Co-founder? Try FounderDating
    Deadlines to Apply These kickoffs--where small groups of people get to know others by discussing hot topics such as big data or the future of social media--are actually culminations of application rounds, which occur consecutively from city to city. This exclusive, invite-only network promises to find you the perfect counterpart. Alter says.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Media] It’s Morning in Venture Capital
    There is no sector of the economy that isn’t being transformed by the online community that is now voraciously consuming media, applications, communications and buying global products. This article originally ran on PEHub. If you prefer the super short version – I’ve summarized the post in the final section. The Funding Problem.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015
    [Media] Gaining User Insights from Prototypes
    have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Steven Cohn, lead a conversation around “Gaining User Insights from Prototypes”. View the live stream….
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Media] How To Break The Generic Label Trap
    So is accountant , and social media specialist , and computer guy. Integrated Counsel Trumps Lawyer. When you hear the word lawyer , what do you think? Costly. Paperwork. Stressful. Reserved. Antagonistic. When you hear integrated counsel , what do you think? Probably nothing comes to mind, since you never heard it before. Shut Up!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] The Smartest Dumb Thing I Ever Did
    Because my band was called Hit Me, I called the company Hit Media Inc. You can just make it a Doing Business As on your Hit Media account.” It turned out one of those pieces of paper I signed without question had sold 90 percent of the shares of Hit Media Inc. Why get input from such a wide range of individuals? That hurt.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
    [Media] BlogFrog – From Blogs To Communities
    “We leveraged social media, our own niche blogging communities, viral features built into the product, and women focused social media conferences to target blogging influencers,&# he says. Being an entrepreneur isn’t exactly rocket science, but in the case  BlogFrog ‘s co-founder Rustin Banks, he literally is one.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
    [Media] Am I Properly Insured as a Business Owner?
    Your state’s department of insurance can help you find a broker, and you can also ask around for referrals from local businesses, or on social media. Running your small business without the proper insurance is a little like skydiving without a parachute. Wading through all of the insurance laws and recommendations can get frustrating.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] How to Find a Chief Marketing Officer
    You have to acquire customers from a variety of channels by buying media, developing messaging, and optimizing conversion. The role of the CMO has expanded dramatically, making it almost impossible to find the right one for your company. As you have probably learned by now, finding C-level executives for a young company is pretty hard.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Media] 3 Qualities Of Effective Store Signage
    In this world of social media, coupon websites, search engine optimization, and internet ads, it’s easy to see why most businesses seem to have forgotten one of the world’s most effective (and low-tech) advertising methods – the traditional store sign. by Scott Quinlan. “The Three Second Rule.”
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Media] Looking Past "Finland Post Welfare"
    What makes this all the better, is that the event was covered by numerous national media and the panelists at the actual event included the hotshots of Finnish business environment; a mix of very influential business people and a group of startup entrepreneurs. Students in Finland have come a long way in a few years.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Israelis Are Additicted to the Internet
    According to comScore Media Metrix, out of the countries monitored by comScore Canada, Israel and the US are the top three consumers of Internet per capita and time spent online. In comparison, a typical Israeli over the age of 15 spent,on average,  38.3 hours online in May 2010, compared to 32.3 hours in the UK. online in May 2010. billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] How to Make Conference Calls Fun (Sort of)
    How It Works In the email you receive inviting you to a call there's a link you can click that takes you to the visual interface--a place where you can see everyone who's on the call, who is currently talking, as well as each person's social media profiles on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Here's how it works.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Media] Teaching an old dog (me) new tricks
    I’m constantly studying entrepreneurs (both via media and in person), as well as successful startups and companies, in an effort to continue learning and growing as a CEO. Many of my favorite books are great examples of this. Dragon Army will be a year old in 11 days (September 1st). wrote about that on the Dragon Army blog yesterday.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] 10 Time-Saving Apps for Moms
    Ruckus Reader was created by Ruckus Media Group Founder and CEO Rick Richter, a father and the former president and publisher of Simon & Schuster's children's division. Manilla is backed by the giant media company Hearst Corporation. Give yourself a gift this Mother's Day: more time. These tools can help. Tango Card is free to use.
  • 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.
  • START UP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] The abundance crisis
    Our current human operating system which dates back around 2 million years has us programmed to eat all of the food available to us (which is why sugar and fat taste best), and to take on all of the data available to us (which is why we are mesmerised by media). He really had an eye on society. An epidemic like it is polio. Like
  • HIGH CONTRAST  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009
    [Media] Better Advertising backs self-regulation
    The Better Advertising team brings a lot of experience to bear from About.com, AOL, Carat, DoubleClick, Etsy, Federal Trade Comission, Google, Isobar, Macromedia, Right Media, TACODA, ThomsonReuters, TrustE and Yahoo. Better Advertising has a new web site. Check it out. Also, our corporate blog is up.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Media] Founders. Run. Amok. It Starts With a Term Sheet.
    sticking your head in the sand while fraud occurs on your platform , like the way Indiegogo watched Healbe Gobe get torched in the media. Last week, for just the second time ever, I passed on an investment opportunity because of the terms of the deal--both the price and the legal structure of the agreement. Founders. Founders. certainly have.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Meet the #IamBplans Winners: Rebar Business Builders
    The internet and social media have opened up wonderful and affordable opportunities that in the past may have only been accessible to companies with large budgets. Rebar Business Builders helps strengthen businesses from the inside out by installing small business marketing systems that systematically attract and retain ideal customers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] 7 Gadgets to Watch for in 2013
    number of lucky contestants in a social media campaign received the device for early testing--though they had to pay $1,500 for the privilege. What major "smart devices" will debut in 2013? Inc.com asked leading tech analysts to weigh in on what might be in store. Do you commit now or wait for a better (ahem) opportunity?
  • SILICONHILLS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013
    [Media] The New Captivate Conference Kicks Off Today
    The new conference focused on game development, film, music, content creation and creative media is the brainchild of Jennifer Bullard, who heads up the Austin Chapter of the International Game Developers Association. The Captivate Conference kicked off today at the Palmer Events Center in Austin. Austin
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