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  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Blog CPR, stat!
    When you add new posts to your blog, you want to let your social media followers know about it. Do you have a blog that’s gone from healthy and new to old and gasping?  Don’t call 911. We have shock paddles. Here are simple ways to get your blog breathing again: Hoo, hoo, hootsuite! Start hooting now ! Nip/Tuck. We thought so.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Will Facebook Remain Relevant?
    In Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg , social media innovator at Intel, Ekaterina Walter outlines how 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized the Internet and why he may continue to do so. Marketing podcast with Ekaterina Walter. So, is the future of Facebook a sure one?
  • ITHACAVC  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] Startup Valuations Revisited
    Find “comparables” who have received financing (market approach) – very difficult to ascertain as the information is well guarded and the media is usually wrong on this one. On October 17th I posted on seed and early stage  startup valuations. This morning I read a post by Marty Zwilling on startup valuations. Here it is.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Media] Lessons From Porsche's Customer-Service Fail
    According to a 2011 media kit, 50 percent of The Truth About Cars''s readers earn more than $75,000 a year. Here''s what happens when a luxury-goods company ignores a customer''s valid and stunning complaints. One million YouTube views later, Porsche is dealing with much more than Nick Murray''s lemon. you would probably say Tesla. Per day.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010
    [Media] Facebook is about to try to dominate display ads the way Google dominates text ads
    This is why Google paid such a premium for Doubleclick, Yahoo for Right Media, and Microsoft for aQuantive (MS’s biggest acquisition ever). It is customary to divide online advertising into two categories: direct response and brand advertising. they have purchasing intent ).*.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Media] How early should you connect to a VC? Here's some data.
    My social media streams actually do more to keep existing connections warm than they do to create new ones. How long does it take from first meeting a VC to getting cash in the bank? That''s an interesting question. It''s also not the best way to create a helpful syndicate of investors that share the founder''s vision for the company.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Spotify Shakes Hands With Western Digital To Bring WD TV Live
    The partnership will have the storage pioneers offer Spotify on their leading WD TV media player. This will enable premium subscribers to have on demand access to over 15 Million tracks right from their entertainment systems via the WD TV Live Hub and the WD TV streaming media players.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013
    [Media] 5 Ways to Vet an Incubator
    So if it''s media or fashion, New York may win out over California. Not all incubators are created equal--and with more of them out there, you need to choose where you apply wisely. The age of the accelerator is officially upon us. Here is but a glimpse into the proliferation of start-up programs in the U.S. and Europe as reported by U.K.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How to Seamlessly Merge Teams in Different Locations
    Come Together We''ve got a bunch of folks who do social media and content marketing across our companies. They were all invited to Minnesota to the corporate headquarters for an annual social media summit. Here are some tips on how to navigate the first 90 days. So how to get people to start working together, leveraging and sharing?
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
    [Media] How Udemy got oversubscribed
    AngelList led to investments from Jeremy Stoppelman (CEO of Yelp), Dave McClure (500 Startups), Josh Stylman (Angel Investor, co-founder at Rotomedia and Reprise Media), and Ben Ling (executive roles at Google, Facebook, YouTube). Udemy focused hard on traction and launched the product in May 2010. It was critical to our success.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Media] Where Is The Facebook About Us Page
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Media] Not In the Top Three? Time to Change Focus
    If, for example, every person you talk to is gushing about their new found love for their local daily deals site and every business media outlet in the land is writing about the trend, then an ambitious young business person could be forgiven for attempting to jump on what appears to be a very fast moving bandwagon headed towards success.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Media] Cracking the Top 10
    So, if your company wants to hit it big time, you need to displace an app, service or media company that is currently in people’s top 10 lists. I joined Kiltr.com a professional social network for Scottish people (and people who just love the Scots) a few weeks ago. That, of course, is no small feat. These are all very large companies.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
    [Media] The Sleeper Agents of Innovation
    We finally put together a platform to monetize our social media and we’re selling now…but it took me years to get this far, and it's nothing special or new… Can you sense my frustration? you bring over their media buyers.” Your industry? It’s in trouble. They have answers, ideas, and maybe… just maybe… plans. They wrote for free!
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Update: Most Interesting Atlanta Startups of 2010
    BLiNQ Media Sold to Gannett. Yesterday Micheal Tavani started a conversation on Twitter about this list of 20 most interesting Atlanta startups. The list is over three years old. thought it would be interesting to go in and provide an update. Here it is. Depending on your source it was either $40 million or $92 million. know the number.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Media] Introducing our latest investment: Dwellable, mobile-first vacation rentals
    He also co-founded Cubeduel, a site that lets you rank your co-workers and Strangeberry, a digital media startup that was acquired by TiVo in 2004. Sometimes, you need to wait a long time for the chance to invest in an outstanding founder. I met Adam Doppelt five years ago. Dwellable’s listing pages are cleanly laid out and intuitive.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [Media] 500 Startups Demo Day | Ninua Pitch Deck | The Startup Cafe | Los.
    May 3rd, 2011 Ninua Pitch Deck from 500 Startups Demo Day Posted by: Travis | No Comments » Ninua , the startup building social apps around news, blogs, and social media, recently had an amazing demo at the 500 Startups open house. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! In it, they showed off their Ninua News Reader for Android. Keep it simple.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things You Need to Know Today
    Beware the Bots Advertising company Solve Media reports that bot traffic on mobile devices has gone way up: It now accounts for almost 61 percent of traffic on Solve''s network. A roundup of the day''s news that can help you and your business succeed. 1. TechCrunch 3. Quartz 5. OfficeTeam 6. Washington Post 7. Why you should care? SpaceX
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] The GoPro Army
    Every two or three minutes, a new piece of GoPro–created content is uploaded to YouTube, and Woodman credits those videos—whether produced by its army of customers or by the company's 20-person in-house media team—with much of the company's runaway success. Then he hammers the gas again. The point comes back to storytelling.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Media] MyNewsDesk Gives Companies A Centralized Newsroom And Promotion Platform
    Here journalists can find press contacts, logos and images, and press releases, as well as find links to social media and your blog. For companies MyNewsDesk also offers a social media and news tracker, which can help you monitor your brand or industry, and see who your influencers are.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] Innovation Funding And The Crowd
    Editorial note: This is a guest post by Richard von Kaufmann, co-founder of Zipipop and Chairman at Reality Creating Media. And, to top it all, the subsequent social media-driven fame resulted in their watchband now being sold in Apple Stores. Towards a startup rating community. Crowdrating: "The many are smarter than the few".
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Media] How CBS Shut Down an Ad From a Small Marijuana Company
    This winter, Hartfield, who sits on the board of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, says he learned the adverstiser, called Neutron Media, of New York, had reached out to the organization about placing a commercial on the CBS jumbotron in Times Square. It''s hard being in the marijuana business these days.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013
    [Media] Know Your Numbers to Generate More Leads Online
    Social Media Marketing: You can drive lots of traffic to your website using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and/or LinkedIn. 3. Online Media Buying: Online media buying is purchasing ad space on desired websites. the ad from newspaper A or the ad in newspaper B). 25 cents? dollars?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] 10 Candidates for the Feds' Best Job
    Frank Moss , former director of the MIT Media Lab. The MIT Media lab has been a hotbed of innovation for decades, researching, developing and helping to commercialize some of the most sophisticated technologies around. Aneesh Chopra, the first-ever CTO for the United States, is stepping down. And it turns out, the job is open.
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Getting traction for Traction book: 12,328 copies by the numbers
    Here''s a more birds-eye view of traffic sources on the site: "Links" (24%) includes Product Hunt and "Social media" (19%) includes Hacker News. Traction -- a book that Justin and I self-published -- launched on Aug 26, 2014. In relatively short order we met our initial goal of 10,000 copies sold (12,328 so far). hang out. Amazon). 100,000?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
    [Media] Why Video Marketing is Underrated (and How to Use it to Your Advantage)
    Post them to social media and your blog page. Why Video Marketing is Underrated (and How to Use it to Your Advantage) written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Today is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is David Preston – Enjoy! Words tell the story.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] The time to eat the hors d’oeuvres is when they’re being passed
    In the M&A markets, the most extreme example is probably in adtech, where there were waves of acquisitions in ad exchanges (DoubleClick, RightMedia, Avenue A), then mobile ads (AdMob, Quattro), and then social advertising (Buddy Media, Wildfire). The arguments underlying it are mathematically elegant and have been widely popularized.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Media] 3 Things Beginning Conversion Optimizers Completely Miss The Mark On
    His team decided to take the experience further by including more media in future iterations, but ultimately found there was “no substantial difference” between the rich media, and simple pages on mobile devices – going to show, you never really know unless you test. Let’s test button colors? Or maybe call to action text ?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] Social Search: How Your Friends Matter
    These days, two frequently asked question of my agency are, "How does all of this social media content and sharing impact my search engine rankings?" The big search engines are now using social content to shape results pages. Time to rethink your online marketing? So pass another cookie, please
  • PRACTICE TRUMPS THEORY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] Bootstrapping a Lean Startup
    Get active with social media in other ways. While not the same thing, Bootstrapping and Lean Startups are quite complementary. Both cover techniques for building low-burn startups by eliminating waste through the maximization of existing resources first before expending effort on the acquisition of new or external resources. Start a blog.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] The Techcrunch Embargo
    There are numerous different ways media companies generate news. Breaking news type of stories are hard to catch and usually require the media organisation to be on alert at all times. Some focus to cover the bigger picture of events. good example of this is The Economist. Why am I writing about exclusive stories then? Simple.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Media] Match Your Audience With Your Attire
    Although you probably shouldn’t wear jeans to a law office meeting, you could likely get away with it at a media company. Today’s social media sites have opened the door to finding out more about a person than they would probably want people knowing! There used to be a time when I went to all my meetings in a suit and tie.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] Why Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Bloomberg Are Having the Wrong Debate Over Job Training
    While Bloomberg and Zuckerberg will likely continue exchanging flippant remarks in the media to promote their viewpoints, at least they are moving in the right direction. The two billionaires each have made some solid points about the utility of coding and other talent-development issues, but they''re still not addressing many key concerns.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012
    [Media] 8 entrepreneurs’ opinions on tech education options available today
    This opened my world to social media and its impact on business. One great thing about the tech space is that anyone can enter it from anywhere. Whether working with a developer or picking up a coding language yourself, you can truly create something new to either boost your current startup or disrupt the entire industry for the better.
  • WWW.FASTCOMPANY.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] How Algorithms Rule The World
    The Rules of Social Media. Skip navigation. Fast Company. Subscribe. Newsletter. Search. Stumbleupon. linkedin. Google+. Co.DESIGN. Co.CREATE. Co.EXIST. Co.LEAD. TECHNOLOGY. MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE. MAGAZINE. Fast Talk. How Algorithms Rule The World. By Arnie Cooper | August 29, 2012. There was a lot to tell,” says Steiner. Christopher Steiner.
  • SCOTT WEISS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Media] The covers are finally off App.net!
    And the media, including Fast Company, Forbes, Quartz, TechCrunch, the Verge, VentureBeat, plus many more – are taking notice. It is now clear that App.net (ADN) is not just a for fee twitter clone but a full on platform for developers to build a whole new set of services on top of. Exactly right. We couldn’t agree more.
  • 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?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] The Hierarchy of Getting The Important Stuff Done
    Related Posts: Effective Planning Is About What to Leave Out Social Media Hierarchy Revisted Make It Your Year of Getting More Done How To Stay Focused On What’s Important Successful Marketing Requires Behavior Change. The Hierarchy of Getting The Important Stuff Done This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] 10 Ways to Make Your Biz Look Bigger Than You Actually Are
    How then does a first timer convert an idea into a masterpiece like Marini’s Branchout or Gary Vaynerchuk’s Vayner Media? Projecting a professional image isn’t just about wearing a sharp suit and sporting a gold Rolex these days. Why build someone else’s dream when you can build your own? Check out these 10 tips: 1. Dress Sharp. Look sharp.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 9 Irresistible Viral Marketing Videos
    According to Unruly Media , a U.K-based There are lots of ways to go about putting together a clever YouTube ad. Watch these examples for a little inspiration. An average of 75 million people in the U.S. watch online video every day, streaming almost 40 billion videos every month. Of course, virality is what every business wants. Surprise!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Why Data Is the Oil of the Digital Age
    population would have willingly agreed to provide at least some of their personal data to the MAW—the omnipresent collision of media, advertising and work in our everyday lives. In the most competitive markets, the winners will be those with the most, and most accurate, data. Two years ago, I said that by 2020, 90% of the U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Media] 7 Retail Trends That Can Boost Your Business
    There will be a significant increase of retailers offering limited-time-only (LTO) items and mobile-device deals to generate a sense of urgency to buy and to be where consumers are in the digital and social media spaces. The U.S. Retail Highlights report is in and lists several trends that your business can use to stay on top. The U.S.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
    [Media] What’s the Secret to Your Success? With Jesse Thomas of Picky Bars
    It was at the same time that social media was gaining steam and that enabled us to have free marketing to the people who followed us as athletes. The opportunity was this: Lauren and I have a national, even an international audience through our respective sports of running and triathlon through social media and PR and media in the sport.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Media] Jelly app: the challenge of immediate primetime
    The daily active user count has been trending downward as the media buzz surrounding the initial launch tapers off. When Jelly launched a week ago, it was amazing to see how quickly the app got traction – over 100K questions were asked during the first week. Only 25% of questions posed ever received an answer. Related articles.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [Media] When your first product isn't selling
    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? Applied judiciously, this can save a lot of startups from developing a bloated product that nobody cares about.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Media] Want a new job but don’t want to alert your current boss? Hire My Friend may well be for you
    While it’s going up against behemoths with heritage, it’s doing it in a way that integrates social media (an increasingly used tool by recruiters) in a more than cursory way but allows users to retain a sense of control over who sees their information, which in an increasingly privacy-conscious age can only be a good thing.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] The Five Most Common Legal Mistakes New Companies Make
    Tricia Meyer is managing attorney of  Meyer Law , a forward-thinking boutique law firm providing top-notch legal services to clients ranging from startups to mid-sized companies to large corporations in a variety of industries including technology, telecom, financial services, real estate, advertising, marketing, social media and healthcare.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] 9 Business Acronyms You Need To Know
    Most recently, the mass media has been concerned with the Facebook IPO. Business can be a dirty business. And the language of business can be hard to understand. For beginners in the field (or the more analog of the bunch), business acronyms old and new can confuse and ultimately disappoint if not correctly understood. NOPAT. ” EBITDA.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [Media] 5 Good Posts for Friday July 1
    Shashi Bellamkonda of Network Solutions, alias the swami of social media, posted 6 Ways to Improve Your Online Content on the Amex OPEN Forum. Tweet I need your help: Can you suggest a way to give a theme and a title to a series of Friday posts listing good posts and recommended links I’ve seen from the last week? Shashi knows. The SBA (U.S.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] Crowdfunding Sites Offer 5 Hidden Benefits
    PR Local media sources are enamored with Crowdfunding as it's new and unique. Crowdfunding is the latest and greatest way to raise money for a new business, or even a new product or service you want to launch. One of the first Crowdfunding examples is that of Australia's Blowfly Beer. That's because equity investments in the U.S. read more.
  • NICK O'NEILL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Media] Introducing Your Competitors
    You now have the ability to reach more people than any individual media company was every capable of reaching prior to the internet. The year is 1980. You are sitting at your dining room table eating breakfast and reading the newspaper. Your significant other is upstairs getting ready for work while listening to the radio. Blogging
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Media] Google's 10 Best Mobile Apps
    This would be more exciting if more people were using Google+; at the moment you may be hard pressed to find any pals reviewing restaurants on Google's social media platform.) 4. Ten apps you should be using--or, at the very least, learning from. Does that spell trouble for Google revenues? Probably not. Take your pick.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] The 21-Day Job Search: 5 Tips To Ensure Success
    His passion to assist nonprofits has led him to work for Goodwill and a Feeding America Food Bank as a social media strategist and web content manager. by Teddy Hunt. In 21 days, you can redecorate your home, form a new habit, lose enough weight to not feel guilty about indulging while you’re on vacation, or find a job. Know Where to Look.
  • 47 HATS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
    [Media] Xmarks the spot
    What’s more, now that media has fragmented into hundreds of cable channels and tens of thousands of online channels, advertisers can pick and choose who to bestow their money on. So Xmarks, the bookmark synchronization startup is going out of business. What went wrong? Market Research of One. Clearly they were on to something. Or not.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
    [Media] 5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work
    That same year I formed The Cutler Group, a public relations agency that helps innovative technology companies achieve high-value media coverage. To avoid that fate, I decided that I would start my own company — and I would make it work. In the beginning, the firm’s assets were limited to $200 in my bank account. Don’t get an office.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Tips on Facebook ad campaigns « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    Upstate Social Media - February 21, 2011 [.] gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0 It’s only seven pages long. Comments » 1. Reply 2.
  • DSHEN  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010
    [Media] The Lack of Due Diligence is Appalling and Foolish - 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  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] 6 Signs You're a Tech Neophyte
    When you go to someone''s profile page on Twitter , if the background image is the default wallpaper for a new Twitter account, it''s a sure sign the person is not taking their social media marketing seriously. Look, you don''t need to learn to code. Start here. That''s OK. What isn''t OK, however, is making seemingly small tech faux pas.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] Sucked into Scandal
    It's yet another example of how brands unwittingly find themselves at the center of a social media disaster. What if your brand was sucked into a controversy it had nothing to do with? Here's how it happens. When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut, all public relations hell broke loose. The truth? We value your feedback.
  • GUST  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012
    [Media] Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World
    Sales and marketing plans , lists of prospects, supplier and subcontractor relationships, pricing data, media buying plans and strategies, etc. Given that 2011 is already behind us, I’d like to take a brief time-out from the usual legal and financial wonkery to wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year.  Barriers to entry ? trade secret).
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] How we say “No” matters
    Today, Lijit is thriving inside Federated Media, which acquired the Company in 2012. I was so pleased to hear, in some small part, that Todd felt we helped him to flesh out the issues that might be holding Lijit back. I have to say “No”; alot. In fact, every one of us investor-types says “No” much more than we say yes.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Media] Zayo Group – One of Boulder’s Amazing Startup Stories
    sought to mimic his propensity to leverage social media. I’m intensely proud of both the amazing startup community in Boulder as well as the many significant companies that have been – and are being – created in the little town of 100,000 people I call home. Dan Caruso, the co-founder/CEO of Zayo Group , is one of them.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work
    It’s got nothing to do with personal productivity, personal branding, social media, or trendy diets. Making warm and fuzzy promises to yourself doesn't work. Here's what does. Every year around this time you can find gazillions of articles about New Year’s resolutions and planning. They usually take one of five forms: 1. Great.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] How Joe Fernandez Got His Klout
    Its algorithms comb through social media data: If you have a public account with Twitter, which makes updates available for anyone to read, you have a Klout score, whether you know it or not (unless you actively opt out on Klout’s website). Piece of cake. How do you know you're ready to start a company? billion pieces of data each day.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013
    [Media] How Many Friends Do Startup Founders Really Need?
    The Internet and social media have totally destroyed the meaning of the word “friend” and even changed it from a noun to a verb. On Twitter and Facebook, many young people follow hundreds of friends before age twenty, all without ever having physically said or heard a word from most of them. Real friends help each other. Marty Zwilling.
  • 47 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] This is not about that.
    Right now social media is the bleeding edge and people will pay to solve a pain (I want my New/Shiny, where is it?) Last night Twitter announced its awesome  new web page layout/functionality. This morning, like a few million other Twitterers, I started banging on m y twitter page because I want the New and Shiny, and I want it now.
  • 47 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] This is not about that.
    Right now social media is the bleeding edge and people will pay to solve a pain (I want my New/Shiny, where is it?) Last night Twitter announced its awesome  new web page layout/functionality. This morning, like a few million other Twitterers, I started banging on m y twitter page because I want the New and Shiny, and I want it now.
  • FAIRSOFTWARE'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011
    [Media] Volunteer for the Founder Conference
    Beyond the TechCrunch Launch: Building Traction with Social Media. The Founder Conference will once again be a must-attend conference for all aspiring entrepreneurs. But if you can’t afford to buy a ticket, we have a handful of volunteer opportunities that will let you get in for free and watch the action from upclose. Guy Kawasaki.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010
    [Media] 6 Insanely Helpful Resources For Taming Your Inbox
    Leo’s post introduces you to Gmail and explains how you can use it as a kick-ass productivity center where you can manage email, to do’s, your calendar, documents, social media, bookmarks, text/voice/video chat, RSS feeds and some pretty cool gadgets that can take everything up a notch. And really, it’s just email.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Media] 9 Sources of Inspiration for Highly Successful People
    He is clear in his communications and uses the media in ways others wish they could. Richard Branson, Naomi Simson, and other top influencers talk about what drives them. LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration. Those words inspired one of those, ''Well, I’ll show them!''
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] How to Dominate Kickstarter
    They have a great logo, an easy to use website, they’ve sold products and received feedback from users, they’re active on social media, and… They Built A Customer Base This sounds counterintuitive right? Media folks like talking about things that are interesting. and 1 p.m. it was already more than 100 percent funded.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] 33 Insider Tips For Getting Hired At A Startup
    Say thank you : Sure, it’s impressive to create high tech, attention-getting media to woo your potential employer, and if you have the skills, by all means, do it. Do extensive research, connect with their social media outlets, and learn about their development. Discuss what you’ve been working on and your dedication will be clear. 4.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] How To Bootstrap your Startup with Your Paycheck
    It focuses on social media analytics and helps to reveal the insights in large volumes of data. Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra. Entrepreneurs looking to launch their startups are often faced with myriad difficult decisions, chief among them being the question of seed financing. 2010).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] WikiHow's Recipe for Success
    On top of that, it's a media company where everyone owns its content. Unlike Yahoo Answers, About.com, and eHow (which Herrick sold to Demand Media in 2006), wikiHow lets anybody edit articles, but uses multiple layers of quality assurance to try to make sure the changes are good ones. and the company is intentionally self-funded.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Media] How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries :: Small.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Shifting to the Third Screen Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Whether it’s Steve Jobs or architect Frank Gehry or the ‘braintrust’ at Pixar, there is no complete plan or vision at the outset. 
  • MASSIVE GREATNESS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012
    [Media] The Startup Embargo, Revisited
    Because of the way the mainstream media works, that usually needs to be done through PR. And if you manage to keep them around and engaged, we happen to live in a world where they have their own amplified voices thanks to social media. Breaking news: there was another embargo f**k-up last week. And the week before that. long while.
  • DAVID LEE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Media] My 2013 Listicle
    About ten years ago, the story was about the changing way that people created, shared, consumed media (‘real-time’ or ‘social media’). A few years ago, the story was about one way that people were changing the way they consume stuff and services (collaborative consumption, peer-to-peer commerce, etc). Health is wealth.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Media] Vividworks grabs €1.3 Million with virtual furniture sales tool
    This is all, naturally, sharable on social media. “.We Helsinki is known for technology and design furniture, so it''s natural that we''d see some companies coming out of that mix. With now some cash to make some noise, today Vividworks announces it has raised €1.3 have already managed to secure a firm foothold for example in the US market.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Media] Ingenious Ventures prepares to open its wallet for 15 UK startups, nearly $3.5m up for grabs
    The venture capital arm of investment company Ingenious has today opened a programme that will see up to £2.25m (around $3.5m) invested in 15 startups working in the media and creative industries in the UK. Finding 15 great ideas in three months is a challenge. If already trading, not have commenced trading more than two years ago.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] 3 Potential Pitfalls of Using Contests to Innovate
    Sure, contests are potentially a good idea for your business. You can solve a problem, and get a little publicity on the side. But there are risks involved. Netflix, for example, famously offered a $1-million prize seeking improvements on its recommendation algorithm. But don''t be fooled. Publicity backlash. The lesson? Hidden costs. Cultural fit.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Media] Crowdsourcing Your Next Design Project From Designhill
    Many new-age entrepreneurs, technology pundits and media moguls strongly believe that it is a good graphic design that lays the foundation of success for any startup. However, not every is lucky enough to early stage or seed funding, which makes most startups and small businesses obsessed with the words like low-cost and cost-effective.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] [Review] Startup Asia
    As a Singaporean, it’s also great to see some local startups getting a shoutout in the book – 2359 Media , for example – and even Professor Wong Poh Kam , a familiar face and guiding light in our entrepreneurship scene. The second part covers the various sectors that have seen the biggest growth in Asia. The only problem?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] Scaling Too Fast Can Tank Your Business
    The beauty of emerging social media marketing is that it is based on these "pull" techniques, and can be both impactful and cost effective. Too many growth businesses try to scale before they are ready. You''re better off creating enormous value for a few customers first. But scaling a business too soon is a surefire way to tank it.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Media] Building Your Business Website Yourself? Get Some Expert Tips First!
    Lira oversees a team of website developers at his company, InkDROP Media. A good website is crucial in today’s business world. If you’re starting a new business,  you might not have the cash to drop on a website designer, or your existing business website might be in need of a redesign. That’s okay. Tom Lira. Charlie Patel. Plan your site.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Step 2: Market Focus
    The more you know the one idea, the better to manage your market message and media. Tweet Strategy step one was understanding identity. Step two is market focus, but always with the realization that you think these two through together, not one by one. Your identity is about uniqueness, strengths, and weaknesses. They mix together.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] Google+ a Ghost Town? Hardly
    Every social media-savvy tech entrepreneur with any digital credibility is on Twitter. Not only is Google+ not deserted, it might be a better platform for business than Facebook and Twitter. Here's why. But according to tech pundit Robert Scoble, maybe you need not be: Twitter is fast approaching the status of ghost town. Why is that?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] Lessons From 5 Company Blogs Actually Worth Reading
    Ask us nicely on Facebook or Twitter," which just keeps engagement on social media rolling. Plenty of companies have blogs. The question is, does anyone read them? Here''s how the good blogs get readers--and keep them coming back. smartly-executed company blog is a valuable asset. Smartly executed" are the operative words, however.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
    [Media] 750 Words on Caring
    Participating in the social media community. My growing issue with social media and our community is that so many people are not in the community for the community. I hate the line “community is about caring.&#. mean, I love Gary who popularized the line. If you care about your community, participate in it. Its not about caring.
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010
    [Media] Bitesize Sunday: Israeli startup headlines March 8
    W hen sharing your life on social media becomes a bit much - an Israeli soldier revealed security sensitive information and cancelled a planned raid. When sharing your life on social media becomes a bit much - an Israeli soldier revealed security sensitive information and cancelled a planned raid. Tungle.me intel EVCA
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways to Make the Most of Millennials
    While they may be able to run circles around their older colleagues when it comes to social media and the latest tech gadgets, they are missing one important thing: experience. Millennials can be both energizing and challenging. Here Inc. columnists share how to keep them focused and productive. They have objectivity and energy. Click here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Beware the CMO Who Can Do It All
    The list of qualifications are miles long and reach for the stars: “Must leverage full suite of marketing channels including Digital/Social Media.” Looking for the perfect CMO? Turns out, your expectations might be a little unreasonable. Here''s what you should expect from a CMO. How do I know?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Media] How I Found a Niche to Grow My Company
    5000 Applicant of the Week EC Hispanic Media found a perfect niche audience for its portfolio of media platforms. One that caught our eye was Norwalk, California-based EC Hispanic Media. During this time, the company expanded its digital platforms, and focused on "print, events, web, mobile and social media channels."
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Media] How to Get What You're Worth :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010
    [Media] The Year of People
    Social Media isnt a set of tools, its how people use those tools in their lives and work. New subscriber < [link] 2010: Be Social in Social Media or BUST « PixelBits [.] Learn to Duck sometimes it takes getting punched in the face Home About Me(ha!) Story of the Week! People. Now, you can look at this in several ways.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] Complete Baltic Investment & VC Market Overview
    These were companies such as Delfi, Forticom, Moonfish Media. GF investors are business angels (some with gaming industry background) and institutional investors from the gaming and media. Their focus lies in digital media, enterprise data management, homeland security, medical technology, biotech, new materials and clean technology.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013
    [Media] Four Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs
    That’s because, thanks to the increasing use of interactive media and advanced data collection techniques, it’s more possible than ever before to gather meaningful data and use it to make business decisions. by Mike Broderick, co-founder and CEO of Turning Technologies. Be Driven by Data. Create a Winning Organizational Culture.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010
    [Media] The (ongoing) evolution of an industry
    NPR’s On The Media (with our friend Bob Garfield) recently devoted an entire episode to a great discussion of the issues and challenges swirling around our beloved music biz. Everyone knows that the music industry is struggling, right? Take a listen to their exploration and let me know your thoughts
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Media] How A Dorm Room Side Project Became The Web's Hottest Operating System
    It’s a highly customizable content platform that can support thousands of development tools that enable users to create and manage a wide range of features, including content, social media, and e-commerce. Dries Buytaert thought maybe a dozen people would ever use his software. Buytaert graduated in 2007. It’s appeared on the Inc.
  • 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.
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