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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Media] Why Going Green Means Big Business in the Construction Industry
    The design earned Project Frog accolades and extensive media coverage, and the company landed deals with schools and healthcare providers. 'Gone are the days of green building being a niche market. Today, it''s a big business that''s the future of the construction industry. Editor''s Note: This article is part of Inc.''s According to the U.S.
  • 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.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010
    [Media] Author’s Journey #19: Create an online hub for marketing your book
    Your blog will also require integration with today’s social marketing media, so content added to your blog will be automatically replicated on FaceBook , LinkedIn , and Twitter. This is sheer lunacy. There’s no reason for it! How blogs have changed. Today’s blogs are light years ahead of their predecessors. Store. Testimonials. Contact.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Media] Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design
    social media. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteHack. Archives. Twitter. Facebook. Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design. By Travis Sheppard / May 10, 2012 06:05 AM / View Comments. Tweet. Step 1: The Plan.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
    [Media] Survey Share: An Eight Year Old New Startup | The Startup Cafe.
    That was before social media was a buzzword – word about SurveyShare spread by word of mouth. also want to use social media to keep track with my own users and their needs. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. Eight years is a long time! Enjoyed this?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Media] Expanding To Asia: 5 Tips For Tackling the World’s Largest Market
    Thanks to the global nature of business and social media, it’s highly likely that potential interested partners in Asia may actually find you before you find them. 'by  Jay Eum, co-founder and Managing Director of  TransLink Capital. After all, more of the world’s population lives within the Asian Ring than outside it. 3: Know what to expect.
  • 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?
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] How to Increase Sales Online – The Checklist
    As a marketer, one of your constant jobs is to find the right marketing mix: the right media (where to advertise / promote – free or paid), the right message (what do you say?), If you get the media right and the traffic is relevant (e.g. social media follow (Twitter, Facebook etc). Wouldn’t that be swell? Weight?
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Classroom Kindle with Big Brother Control One-Ups iPad
    Content distribution, social media and purchase blockades, password protection, document sharing; there couldn’t be a more teacher-friendly checklist. Interesting post:  Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom , on Gizmodo. I’ve been following ebooks and textbooks for more than 10 years now, expecting disruption. Damn. .
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Media] New eBook on Revolution in Crowdfunding
    (Note: This post today is written by Kelsey Arnold of Social Media Today. And, like the politicians say on the ads, “I approved this message.” ” Tim). For entrepreneurs with the right strategy, this is an exciting year to launch a new business with high growth potential. The LA Times reports, “U.S.-based
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Media] How to create a niche – Small Business Spotlight
    ” Social media plays a big role in her efforts, she says, noting “It’s an excellent way to connect with my customers and fans of Puppy Cake.” How many times have you thought “somebody should make…” or “why doesn’t anybody sell…”? “People, myself included, love their dogs.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] Praise Where Praise is Due
    Social media brings transparency to all and service levels increasingly inform purchase decisions. It all started with a simple email exchange. The final mail was short and to the point ‘ thanks for the great customer service, sadly it is unusual.’ It got me thinking. For me the exchange was pretty straight forward. No big deal?
  • 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?
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
    [Media] Weird eHow Web spam
    X-Powered-By: ASP.NET So I'm inclined to believe these domains are actually powered by eHow, which isn't too surprising since eHow is owned by Demand Media. fnboelwein.com redirects to [link] As does bankofelgin.com. If you actually go to the link, you get this message at the top: Hi There! We think we might have what you're looking for.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Move over #SoMoLo � it's time for #SoMoLoClo
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Move over #SoMoLo … it’s time for #SoMoLoClo. After some frustrating searching for SoMoLo, I think the earliest reference I could find is in 2010. So goodbye SoMoLo, hello SoMoLoClo! Email This BlogThis!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
    [Media] The Trend Towards Lean Startups :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Accelerate Your Startup Understanding the Most Fundamental Shift in Marketing Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Creating Customer Bliss Are You Making Evil Plans? Practical Tips for Gett.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Media] Maintaining Your Motivation as a Maverick
    Once eBooks starting taking off, for example, we were one of the few resources people could easily find – and one of the few quality sites the media could point to. People hate change. The marketplace is no different – since it’s made up of people, it’s just as resistant to the unproven as anything else. Overcoming Challenges.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Media] Process Makes Perfect When Completing An IT Project On Time And In Budget
    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) Wouldn’t it be nice if all of your IT projects ran with assembly line-like precision and maximum efficiency? How will you keep me involved?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Media] Four Questions To Ask Your Potential IT Partner To Ensure Effective Communication
    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). Communication must be two-way, regular and transparent throughout all phases of discovery, design, implementation and deployment.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] What to Leave In, What to Leave Out :: Small Business Marketing.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] “Me-too” products are fine
    We do experiment with “revolutionary” products as well – a media-streaming service, social apps, we even wrote a plugin for Spotify just for kicks… And trust me, it’s much easier to launch the “innovative” stuff when you already have a “me-too” product background. “Innovate!”
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2011
    [Media] Why I’m Doubling Down on the Twitter Ecosystem
    Some will cite my investment two years ago in social-media advertising company Ad.ly Today I’m announcing that GRP Partners is doubling down on the Twitter ecosystem by investing in DataSift , a company who provides a real-time data platform and tools to third-party developers and corporations. What does that mean? The Importance of Twitter.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Productivity@Work Resource: An Easy Way to Build Your Online Presence
    media album to store, showcase, and organize your pictures and videos. If the core of your online presence is your website, Comcast Business Class makes creating one a snap. Even if you’re not selling products online, having a website will impact potential customers’ decision to do business with you.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Media] The Value of a Twitter Follower
    There is a lot of information asymmetry in social media. by Puja Ramani and Sampada Telang What we learned from applying the life time value analysis as well as engagement funnel analysis techniques for Twitter: Our goal was to estimate the value of a Twitter follower for various publishers on Twitter. Summary of key learnings 1.1
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Small Business Competing With SPAM?
    Engage in Social Media – I know thousands of people online. Social media is not about merely blasting ‘salesy’ stuff; it’s about educating, informing, and engaging an audience. We’re all familiar with the “who-actually-falls-for-this-stuff” SPAM and we all know its complete bogus. For example: RE: I await to hear from you urgently.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man
    How’s that for people who keep saying that social media hasn’t been truly transformative. Many people reading this will be digital natives. These are people who don’t remember an era in which we were unconnected. In my unconnected world there was no personal email. On vacation you really checked out because you had to.
  • 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.) Ten apps you should be using--or, at the very least, learning from. Does that spell trouble for Google revenues? Probably not. Others might say it bolsters spontaneity!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
    [Media] Bonnier Expands Its Reach And Research Into Digital Products
    Bonnier has been one of the Nordic front runners amongst the media companies, researching and trying to put together pieces on how to best harness new technology for the media industry. Back in 2009 and 2010 the Bonnier R&D department came out with a concept called Mag+ , a new way to experience media on a tablet.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Anatomy of a good landing page « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    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 trackback Both virality and direct response advertising are areas where getting the details right are critical.
  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] How to choose the right design agency for your startup
    Do you need help with your social media strategy? 'Before joining Google, Mike Buzzard founded Cuban Council, a world-class design agency that worked with clients like Google, NASA, Francis Ford Coppola, Facebook, Zynga, Tom Waits, BBC, and Evernote. John Zeratsky. Our startup needs design help. What do you need? Do you need a logo?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Sellfy Offers A Painless Way To Sell Your Digital Product
    The app can also be integrated with social media to provide special discounts for clients who recommend your product in Twitter or Facebook. Artists, designers, developers and other creative individuals who are looking to sell their digital product online often lack the time and resources to set up an online store. Enter payment details.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Media] [Competition] Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013
    “With Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013, Samsung is going to boost (the) mobile ecosystem,” said Won-Pyo Hong, President and Head of Samsung Electronics Media Solution Center. In addition, final winners will be assessed by Samsung Venture Investment for funding potential.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
    [Media] ZLango Becomes Lango, Revisualizes Mobile Messaging
    Available for both iOS and Android devices, users can easily enhance words and phrases with images – depicting emotion, humor and self-expression – in both texting and social media updates. The proliferation of mobile messaging applications has pretty much taken the world by storm.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Protect Before You Connect! Simple Precautions To Avoid Online Personal Privacy Disaster
    Like it or not, Facebook and other social media are now able to track and record your exact interests. One way to do that is to review the privacy settings on every social media site you participate in and adjust the setting to maximize your protection against unwanted intrusion. Don’t Daisy Chain Your Social Media Accounts.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] What is the future of retail?
    Contrary to what the media repeatedly tells you (‘online is the only way forward’), a 2013 study by A.T. If someone is following your business on a social media site, your offers are available to them in-store. You’re right to be concerned about what this means for your business, but perhaps not in the way you may think. billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Succeed in 2013
    That means high quality relevant content, a user-friendly interface, and an integrated search and social media effort. We asked some of the brightest entrepreneurs we know what it's going to take to make money next year. Read on to find out which advice you ought to steal. It just means 'not right now.' Pair them up. Two words: Fire yourself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] A (Modest) Defense of Foursquare
    'One of Silicon Alley''s staples is in the media doghouse. billion sale of Tumblr--Silicon Alley''s other grown-up-ish Silicon Alley social-media start-up--as one point of envy for Foursquare employees. Here''s what we shouldn''t forget about the check-in pioneer as it grows up. Foursquare is four years old. The piece points to the $1.1
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] [Interview] Imaginary Friends Studios (Is More Real Than You Think)
    After graduating from Nanyang Polytechnic with a diploma in digital media design, I have spent a year in Tokyo working for the game company tri-Ace/Square-Enix, and then set up IFS with my current partners. Tell us a little about yourself. Stanley Artgerm Lau: I am a co-founder and creative director of IFS. It was really crazy! Gradually
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Media] Is Your Customer Communication Up to Par?
    Whether you place a TV ad, use social media, or market in places your customers frequent, you want to be sure you know where and how to reach them. by David Greer. In every business, communication is imperative. There is a need to communicate with clients, suppliers, partners, investors and most importantly customers. Be Relevant.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Media] [Review] The 4-Hour Workweek
    Here, one is urged to get rid of the obsolete option of time management and to find ways of increasing one’s productivity by cultivating selective ignorance, developing a low information diet (especially relevant in the age of social-overwhelming-clutter-media), interrupting interruptions (e.g. How does he do it? E)limination.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
    [Media] [Event] DEMO Asia: Is Being Female A Handicap?
    Despite that, all three founders agree that being female has helped them stand out, giving them more media attention. by Elisha Tan, founder of Learnemy. Seeing all the pitches at the recent DEMO Asia , it’s not difficult to see there were only a handful of female founders around. No, all three founders echoed. Being Female Helps.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] 3 Easy Ways to Improve SEO for Your Service Business
    But if you continuously create it over time, and regularly participate in social media and your site’s feedback pages, it has the habit of building your traffic and search engine authority. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a great way to improve a website’s ranking in popular search engines. Start with Quality Content. Conclusion.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [Media] I Don't Know
    If you know social media marketing is the best way to market to your target segment, say, low-tech, late-majority, senior citizens — hey, more power to you! Market By Numbers on Twitter | Entries RSS | Comments RSS Market By Numbers High-Tech Marketing and Customer Development Home What is Customer Development? Am I being hyperbolic?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Media] Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: What I've Learned
    'The captain of the world''s most ubiquitous social media platform talks leadership, disruption, and why he follows Mia Farrow. There are certain things you’d expect of the CEO of the fastest growing, most disruptive, 140-character communications platform in the world. And you’d expect him to be surprised by nothing.
  • 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. But no.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Media] Page Speed: Why It’s a Big Tool in Your Page Ranking
    Make sure all media files are optimized to the web. By now, you’ve heard of the importance of SEO for business owners. Get a high page rank, and your business can be easily found on search engines sites, especially the mammoth, Google. But have you heard the new ways Google is deciding these search engine rankings? If a site loads in 2.9
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Media] What Greek Startups Can Teach the World
    At DWEN, the words of Lakshmi Pratury, the founder of Ixoraa Media , really struck me: “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.”. Inspired by Riots. Whitehill is founder of Entrepreneur Week , the Greek version of which was inspired by riots protesting the country’s austerity moves. Check the P-List.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Online Advertising Trends For The Decade
    While on this topic, I want to particularly emphasize the social media advertising trend, and my observation that the infrastructure to measure, analyze, optimize, and target is really wide open, and I'd like to hear from entrepreneurs working on the various nuances of that particular problem. Next, we had two very interesting entrepreneurs.
  • GET VENTURE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
    [Media] New Investment: ADstruc - Outdoor Advertising Platform
    He has already been discovered by Entrepreneur Magazine and I suspect his exploits will be the focus of much media attention. Image via CrunchBase. m very excited to announce a new member of the DFJ Gotham portfolio – ADstruc , a platform that is poised to revolutionize the way that outdoor advertising is transacted. They’re a dangerous team.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    [Media] Watching Websites presentation at Podcamp Toronto
    tags: competitive community ) > [link] Lenny Rachitsky Do you feel like this presentation, at least the posted deck, is a good reflection of the main points of your book, or did you tailor this presentation for the social media focused PodCamp crowd? Overall, it went really well, and we got lots of great comments from the presentation. 
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Startups can point to the future
    This morning I’ll be heading over to attend Startup Riot , a one-day conference in Atlanta (put on by my friend @sanjay and fellow Shotputter ) where 50 startups get three minutes each to pitch their business to hundreds of venture capitalists, angel investors, other entrepreneurs and the media. Start-ups Technology startup riot
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] How Ideas Gain Traction
    People don''t get initially excited--especially in the media--about the concepts," he tells Butman. 'Just as important as the idea itself is the entrepreneur behind it--and the skill, passion, and effort she provides. So far, the Foundation has funded 829 projects. In other words, it has granted $829,000.) It''s coming from a helpful place.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Don't Get Rid of Comments Just Yet
    On Monday, Gawker Media''s Nick Denton revealed changes to the site''s Kinja commenting system that will allow "intelligent discussion to take place more easily," he told GigaOM. 'Popular Science just eliminated its comments section, while YouTube is making big changes to theirs. But what''s the best way to handle comments? Now we''re done.''
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
    [Media] It's Time to Stamp out the Bull
    “We are drowning in partisan rhetoric that is just true enough not to be a lie; in industry-sponsored research; in social media''s imitation of human connection; in legalese and corporate double-speak," he told the graduating class of Pitzer College. 'Our culture has reached "peak BS," political operative Jon Lovett told grads.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2007
    [Media] Christine: Mobile Advertising Hopefuls Pitch at Under the Radar
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. Raised $6.5M
  • DSHEN  |  SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
    [Media] Betaday 2013 by Betaworks
    The Gillmor Gang , featuring Steve Gillmor , Robert Scoble and his Google Glasses, Doug Rushkoff , media theorist and author, Paul Davison of Highlight. 'This last week I was in NYC and attended the 2013 Betaday, put on yearly by Betaworks. Back in January of this year, Paul had told me of his plans for the HIR program.
  • DSHEN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
    [Media] Why I Hate Social Proof - 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!
  • SVPG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Media] Defining Product
    ” - If you work at a media company, then the editorial role is typically responsible for the content component, but it still contributes into the holistic definition of product. In the consumer packaged goods industry, most people have a pretty clear image in mind when you refer to the “product” that they manage or work on.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] 7 Steps to Turbo-Charge Your Efficiency
    If you spend 30 minutes a day on social media and instant messaging that adds up to two and a half hours per week. One hundred and thirty hours equates to over three 40-hour work weeks you are spending on social media and chatting online per year. We all want more time. But how do you get it? Efficiency. Here’s how: 1. Delegate.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
    [Media] The “right” tools can make a BIG difference
    The tools include – providing an ability to share (a simple blog), an ability to sell (a store), an ability to teach (a lightweight learning management system) and an ability to connect (social media integration). You would have heard the following statements many times. Tools are not everything. Tools are a means to an end.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] The Secret to Winning a Start-up Competition
    It's already used by digital magazines, brand advertising, and media sites to build in deferred shopping. Your PowerPoint is awesome (and memorized). Your pitch is crystal clear. You're adequately caffeinated and totally pumped up. Here's why that's just not enough. They're great networkers who tend to wear a perma-grin.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [Media] An Investors View on Twitter’s Announcements – I’m not Abandoning the Ecosystem
    For ad-networks this can be a simple revenue share as is customary in more traditional online media.  I have read much commentary on my Twitter stream (ironically) and in the press about how investors are going to abandon investments in the Twitter ecosystem because they seem to appear hostile to ecosystem partners. Let me explain. While Ad.ly
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
    Another very cool bit of media that I ran across is called “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Happy International Women’s Day ! What a wonderful day to celebrate, not only because I get to celebrate my side of the gender spectrum, but also because it’s a perfect time to take a look at how women are doing in the business world. think so.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] Three Inexpensive Ways to Create Buzz for Your Business
    Newspaper and magazine advertising has been perceived as a dying art for some time, but newspaper and media exposure can still be an important way of getting your name known. Wherever you are in the world, you’d have to have been hiding pretty well to escape all the news of economic gloom and doom. Best of all, it cost next to nothing!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Media] Does Every Business Plan Include a Marketing Plan? What’s the Difference?
    Put yourself in the place of each of these ideal buyers and then think about what media he or she uses and what message would communicate your offering most effectively. What’s the difference between a marketing plan and a business plan? Doesn’t a business plan include a marketing plan? Why would anybody do one without the other?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] What is Your Motivation?
    Susan Wilson Solovic is an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, author of three best-selling books, multi-media personality and contributor to ABC News and other outlets, public speaker and attorney. Tweet. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities. Norman Vincent Peale. Why do you want to go into business for yourself?
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #15: #THOUGHT LEADERSHIP tweet – Why Size Matters
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. A while back I was playing “dueling authors” with a guy who claimed to have written 16 books (meaning he won the game!) and said he had two that he wanted to give me as gifts. We didn’t think so.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #10: Why Savvy Authors Never Fear “Giving Away the Store”
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. Have you ever attended a writing workshop were one of the participants doesn’t want to publicly share their book idea because it’s so good someone is likely to steal it? Yeah, right!
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #7: How to Create a “Blue Ocean” Book
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. Daniel Markovitz’s A Factory of One. Imagine you’re a performance coach or consultant who wants to write a book. What would you do when faced with that challenge? Throw in the towel? Not necessarily.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Media] Reshoring – Why It Makes Sense
    The trend is being dubbed “reshoring” and is receiving media attention in the U.S.Derek Singleton of Software Advice recently covered this trend in a blog post titled, “What Can be ‘Made in the USA’?” It’s a shame that the reshoring trend (of manufacturing back to the USA) will take years to be realized. That is, until now.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
    [Media] Startups and Libertarian Populism
    Some incident occurs, is picked up and marketed through the media and monied interests and the people are whipped into a frenzy demanding rnnew regulation to combat this new social or economic ill. As more former bankers and teachers and rodeo clowns start companies, we’re witnessing the emergence of entrepreneurs as a political bloc.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Does your startup really need to hire in-house developers?
    Laura Roeder , LKR Social Media.  . 'When it comes to scaling your startup’s Web development resources (or lack thereof), it seems like you can never have enough assistance. But for startups, which is really better: in-house talent or outside agencies? And at what price? Agencies thrive on innovation. Andrew Howlett , Rain.  .
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] Lessons from Amazon: How Well Do You Know Your Customers?
    The more people that interact with you—through your site, social media, blog, salespeople, etc.—the You already know how to divide your audience into broad groups. Now it's time to create unique individual targeting. What do Pandora, Netflix, and Amazon all have in common? All three are world-class "segmenters." Brilliant. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Media] Jive Software Moves Ahead With IPO
    On Wednesday, Salesforce.com launched software that helps companies create online marketing campaigns, and helps them analyze and act on conversations happening on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. The social networking software company--a perennial on the Inc. 5000--is seeking to raise as much as $117 million. It will sell 8.33
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [Media] Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Failed Pitches, Acqhires & Strategy
    But in New York, “Tech is like the fifth coolest thing behind finance, fashion, media, and music,” Crowley said. Dennis Crowley opened up about what it takes to run a successful start-up and the state of the start-up scene. If Dennis Crowley wasn't the CEO of Foursquare, he'd probably be a snowboarding instructor. ”
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010
    [Media] Where are NYC Startups and Who is Funding Them?
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Where are NYC Startups and Who is Funding Them? Where are NYC Startups and Who is Funding Them? Editor’s Note: This post was created in collaboration with Chris Paik, who was invaluable in helping me crunch the numbers. billion.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor
    Entrepreneurs should also use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) What is wonderful about this interview is that I got Tom on the record on: what angels look for and how they work? lessons learned from his days as an entrepreneur. some fun, big tech issues like privacy, net neutrality, location-based services and real-time data.
  • CSS-TRICKS.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] So You're Going To Start A Huge New Web Project
    FAT Media Permalink to comment December 18, 2012. “Responsive Design” and “Media Queries” are only a piece of a bigger puzzle (more precisely: the view), but don’t magically bring us a great UX for mobile and desktop user. It is built on WordPress , hosted by Media Temple and NetDNA , with fonts by H&FJ.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Growth Rate Slows
    The Facebook IPO frenzy has faded, but the social media site and its founder are still making news. In other news, rumors buzz around The Fancy after Mark Zuckerberg appears to have created an account. Here are a few of the latest headlines: Facebook's user growth rate in the U.S. is slowing. Roughly 71% of Internet users in the U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] 4 Tricks for Better Customer Service
    Whirlpool's Maytag: Get Smarter About Social Media Twitter and Facebook have made it possible for customers to be more vocal and far-reaching with their opinions. From Amazon to Lego to Zappos, plenty of big corporations have won kudos for their personal touch. Here's how you can steal their best ideas. With customers, it's similar," he says.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Attention Start-ups: Big Corporations Want to Work With You
    It was there that she met Josh Emert and Austin Evarts, co-founders of GoChime, a company that serves targeted ads to Internet users based on the material in their social-media pages. 'How young businesses can develop relationships with companies such as Nike and Pepsi. Sheaffer, however, isn''t an employee of Waze.
  • 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. 3) Seminars and webinars.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] Tampere Based M-Files Gets €6 Million To Globally Expand Their Metadata Driven Enterprise ECM
    On the 30th of April, the company announced an A-Round of €6 million led by DFJ Esprit , a venture capital firm that invests from seed to late stage in European technology and media companies. Basically their solution does not care where the data is but rather what the data actually represents. Think Enterprise Document Management 2.0,
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Media] Update On Destly: Travel Curation For Discounted Luxury Hotels
    The service is free to join, and has been growing rapidly since initiating partnerships with groups including CDON Group (the largest e-commerce group in the Nordics), Members.com, DN-Kortet (the member's club of Sweden's largest newspaper, DN) and with Stampen Group, a large Swedish media house.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Media] Startups: Deadline For Arctic15 Pitching Competition Is Near
    Attendees of the conference also get to meet investors and representatives of the media. It's mid-July already, which means there are only 2 weeks left to apply for the Arctic15 Pitching Competition ! We know many of you already applied but on an off-chance that some willing candidates missed this, here is a reminder.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [Media] AOL's Tim Armstrong Played the Blame Game and Lost
    'Blaming others is never a good strategy for media relations, nor is it good for employee morale. For instance, an article by Deanna Fei, one of the babies'' mothers'', about the experience has garnered over 65,000 social media shares. Think about how this will play out in the media. What Armstrong said : "We had a $7.1
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Is Email Taking Over Your Life? 7 Ways To Get Your Life Back
    Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt! Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing “ During a recent film shoot in Tucson, Arizona for a new Internet project, I woke up at 4am unable to sleep.  Don’t over email.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways You Discourage Customers From Buying
    It may seem like a good idea to make the customer create an account, collect social media information, or ask questions about what led the customer to the site. The relationship between buyers and sellers has changed. In the process, these four tactics have become major turn-offs. They want to be educated and assisted, not sold. Not so.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Media] Minimum Viable (Hardware) Product?
    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? » Minimum Viable (Hardware) Product? After much head scratching, I have to conclude that you don’t.  Guess what? 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2009
    [Media] Truly memorable holiday parties
    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? I promise your employees will be talking about it for years to come. Nice and classy.  We had 4 kids show up in total. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [Media] Cultivating a sense of community in the workplace
    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? Why did this team feel such lasting loyalty to each other?  The playing seems to make all the difference.  Blog at WordPress.com.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2009
    [Media] Financial modeling for a new product or service « Startup Musings
    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? Startup Musings Life in the Boston high-tech startup landscape Blog About Elaine Chen « Contractors or permanent hires?
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
    [Media] Focus groups vs. roundtable discussions
    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? When I do qualitative research, invariably someone would say: “oh, so you are doing focus groups!&# Separate the genders.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010
    [Media] Usability research in the lab
    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? Usability research for consumer electronics products can be very costly.  My theory is that some research trumps no research. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
    [Media] Beta programs
    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? What is a beta program? It is the prototype of the software that is released to the public. Click here to view my full profile.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Media] All I really need to know I learned in elementary school
    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? This is so true (both in the preschool dropoff context and in the workplace). Here are some of them – enjoy.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010
    [Media] “We're not curing cancer here”
    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? only wish I can get to work in your field! The context was to help add a bit of perspective. We burn out. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [Media] Where should product management live in an organization? « Startup.
    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? I had a blog post about this on my abandoned old blog, so I dragged it out and looked at it.  not actively screw it up).
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Media] Issued patents don't represent innovation
    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? My take: NO. This is gratifying since I got to update my issued patent list.  But it got me thinking about the whole system.
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