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  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
    [Media] 5 Tips For Improving Franchise SEO Rankings
    Why have one franchise spend have a day on a social media campaign when another did the same thing the day before? 5 Tips For Improving Franchise SEO Rankings written by Phil Singleton read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The truth is that there are more brands than ever competing for search engine visibility. Interlinking. Address. Conclusion.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
    [Media] Building Relationships Through the Customer Loop
    Capitalize on customers’ social media connects with mobile messaging by embedding ‘click to tweet or post’ within your message copy. Building Relationships Through the Customer Loop written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Sam Balter – Enjoy!
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Media] 6 Start-Ups Transforming the Newsroom
    Graduates from San Francisco-based accelerator Matter are striving to change media for good. What if you tried to build the next great media institution from scratch?" Zeega Zeega is the social media platform where users make, edit, and share interactive music videos, explains co-founder and CEO Jesse Shapins. Will they succeed?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
    [Media] Buying a Coffee Shop? Do This First
    have friends who dream of owning bed and breakfasts, others who want to open T-shirt shops on the beach, and still others who want to make their fortune in social media services. If you're thinking about pursuing an entrepreneurial dream, do this mental exercise to make sure you've got the passion to make it work. It was his dream. ” 5.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] Questions to Ask Yourself Before Defining Your Marketing Strategy
    Do you participate in social media? Questions to Ask Yourself Before Defining Your Marketing Strategy written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s guest post comes from the newest member of the Duct Tape Marketing team Kala Linck – Enjoy! It’s February already!
  • DEIMAR  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] The 9 To-Do's of Successful Entrepreneurs | Deimar ~ Business Tips.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Feb 27, 2012. The 9 To-Dos of Successful Entrepreneurs. by Deimar Gutierrez. 27.2.12. Pin It. Ask yourself, what are you looking for? Why you do it? Related articles. Pin It.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Media] 6 Online Legal Services Reviewed by NextAdvisor.com
    like the NextAdvisor reviews: They are very in-depth and talk to user interface issues, the level of support in various media, and specifics on the types of services that are offered. You probably know about LegalZoom.com, largely through lots of word of mouth and TV advertising, but did you know about several other online legal services?
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012
    [Media] To Achieve Entrepreneurial Success, You Can Never Know Too Much!
    Scour their social media. Look at their social media, if they have any. Knowledge is at the foundation of real entrepreneurial success. The popular old saying, "you can never be too rich or too thin" has a corollary in small business � "you can never know too much!" Further backed up by that old saw, "knowledge is power!"
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Media] These 2 Start-ups Rock at Strategic Partnerships
    The company also just launched its first media partnership, as their box will be featured in a spread of "Summer Essentials" in June's Details magazine. Start-ups can get a huge boost from partnering with larger companies. Bespoke Post and Parking Panda are growing thanks to key partners. Here's how they did it. How's Parking Panda doing?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Media] How and where to find a co-founder for your startup
    Social media channels can surprisingly lead you to potential partners as well. George Deeb  is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based  Red Rocket Ventures , a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. Often times, a startup entrepreneur has a good business idea, but doesn’t know how to build the product or service.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [Media] You need to use social services to understand them
    I don’t know if Malcolm Gladwell is right when he claims “ the revolution will not be tweeted ,&# but I can say with certainty that the Twitter he describes is not the Twitter I know. barely tweeted or blogged for a long time too. made some jokes on Twitter the past few days about Kleiner Perkins’ new social fund.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    [Media] Adform Finding Online Advertising Growth In Southern Europe's Economies
    Miguel Fernandez-Gil, Adform's new business development director in Spain says,"While the rest of the media market has prorogued, online display advertising here has increased by 14%. The rich media market (including video formats), in particular, is gaining ground and now represents more than EUR70 million.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] How to Create a Positive Learning Culture
    This mindset of learning and critical inquiry allowed Ogilvy to build a global media empire. No one has all the answers--and that's actually a good thing. Here's how you should approach creating a better learning environment. Face it: You don’t know everything. Make learning a daily habit. Allow mistakes and celebrate them at times.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010
    [Media] The Marketing Power of Negative
    Your social media strategy? Two strangers sitting next to each other on a commercial airplane: if one chooses to say something to the other, the most likely comment, by far, is going to be something negative about the airline. They’re always late, the seats are too small, something like that. It’s human nature. Happy customers tell three.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Media] Simple Formula to Propel Your Business
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Creating Customer Bliss Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? Mike uses a no nonsense and pretty matter of fact approach to describe one of the most powerful ways to build a business in the new marketing reality we live in. Are You Making Evil Plans? Podcast Launch Mike Stelzner
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Should Work Relationships Ever Be Friendships or More?
    Work relationships are in vogue, inside a company for collaboration and teamwork, and outside to customers and partners through social media for loyalty and interactive marketing. Yet the 2013 Office Romance Survey by Vault, Inc. So recently I started looking for some expert guidance on the pros and cons on this issue. Aid in self-esteem.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] 3 Tips to Bolster Your Sales in 2014
    touch-base should include a calculated drip campaign that provides useful and meaningful content to a prospect, staying connected through social media and hosting webinars to provide content and training. Nothing matters more than revenue, and the new year is a great time to re-evaluate your sales approach.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
    [Media] 28 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why they Started Their Businesses
    Thanks to Kent Lewis, Anvil Media. #4 – Meaningful and Unique. Before they were born, I was working as a salesperson for a big media company, making a lot of money. Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. The reasons are as varied as the businesses themselves.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015
    [Media] Samsung’s Innovations That Disrupted the Smartphone Industry
    The combination of massive screen, storage and convenience will make this smartphone a hit with photographers and the media obsessed. Samsung shipped 83.2 million smartphones around the world and captured 24 percent of the marketshare in Q1 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. The market share jump puts Samsung in the lead over its U.S.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015
    [Media] 3 Things You Need To Do Before Launching Your Online Start-Up
    It will take time to establish your site on the Top-5 social media sites and build your brand’s prestige slowly and properly and earn that reputation. Manage your social media either personally or use a trusted member of staff. by David Jinks,  Public Relations Manager and Publisher at ParcelHero.com. Spread the Word.
  • WWW.INC.COM  |  FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010
    [Media] How to Attract Talent to Your Start-up
    As an instant-messaging and social media service, Meebo never really had trouble finding and attracting talent. Dig Deeper: How to Use Social Media as a Recruiting Tool 1 | 2   NEXT More in: Recruiting and Hiring Employees Quiz: Whats Your Hiring Style? Create an Inc.com account: Home Magazine Blogs Ask Inc. So are referrals.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] 6 More DON'T's When Starting Your Business!
    That's called marketing and with social media, it's easier than ever to make folks aware.but you still have to take action! Several months back I created a blog post entitled "6 DON'Ts When Starting Your Business". It has also, probably, never been more difficult to make a start-up successful than it is today. And more important, listen.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] Greek Start-ups? Nope, That's Not an Oxymoron
    Things were happening before the crisis but because of the crisis they get more media attention," Zoehrer says. A new event aims to nurture Greece's small but growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, despite the country's dire economic woes. It's not only the U.S. that has start-up fever. Europe has caught the bug too.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Weekend Favs November Twenty Four
    Good stuff I found this week: Yoono – Social media and sharing plugin that makes it easy to update social networks and share as you surf. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. One of my favorite paintings at one of my favorite breakfast spots – The Blue Bird Cafe.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Not Made in America: Where U.S. Innovation Really Comes From
    market and its strong patent protections were important considerations to Vishal Sankhla, co-founder and chief technology officer of Viralheat , a social media analytics company in Santa Clara, Calif. Many of the country''s best and brightest ideas? Well, they''re not exactly home-grown. At least that''s the trope. The U.S. But the U.S.,
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Media] Reexamining Why You’re In Business
    Creating Customer Bliss Do Service and Profit Go Hand in Hand Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? Marketing podcast with Harley Manning (Click to play or right click and “Save As” to download – Subscribe now via iTunes or subscribe via other RSS device (Google Listen). photo credit: wwarby. If You Liked This Post.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] Why the Golden Rule Always Applies
    That changed quickly, however, after some less-than-flattering media accounts emerged. Making mistakes is inevitable. It''s how you fix them that matters most. In today''s people economy, the most successful businesses are human companies , not only in their brand but in their interactions with customers. It''s about how you handle mistakes.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
    [Media] 14 Tactics To Attract More Email Subscribers
    Enter Social Media. Social media as a marketing force didn’t come into play for another year or two. And let’s not forget the mother of all social media sites – YouTube. went out and did some research on what methods I could use to create an email newsletter. My First Newsletter. Slowly but surely my list grew.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Finnish Gaming Industry: 165M Euros and 1200 Employees
    Despite this somewhat significant size of the industry for such a small country, it has yet to see any real public acknowledgement from media at large or politicians. Those are the strategic figures of the Finnish gaming industry at the moment. The background of the gaming industry is in the demo scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] 10 ‘just because’ projects
    Socialize it on live digital media. I’ve been thinking about a few different projects I’d like to do. Which at this stage have no real revenue or business associated with them, other than I find them interesting. thought I’d list them here to see if anyone has similar crazy ‘just because’ projects. Film it.
  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] NYC 3.0
    NYC 2.0:   Post 2001 crash, the NYC tech community rallied, the tech meetup got started, as did a number of companies utilizing NYC’s domain strengths in financial services, advertising, media and mobile.  Given the state of the economy and dwindling resources, these mechanisms are more crucial than ever for future growth. NYC 3.0:
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Ads: Are You Paying More & Getting Less?
    Speaking to Online Media Daily, TBG CEO Simon Mansell chalked it up to Facebook adding a seventh ad spot to most of its pages. Demand has driven ad prices higher even as click-through rates dropped. Have you checked your Facebook performance lately? if there is enough demand for what you want, logical or not. with the click-through rate drop.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
    [Media] Emoji As Oxford’s “Word” Of The Year? 4 Business Takeaways.
    While this announcement tends to create some noise on social media every year, this year’s word is even more buzzworthy because it’s not actually a word — it’s a pictograph. Companies have been facing this issue for years as they assess how to position their social media pages. Be relatable. Keep it simple. Have a little fun!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] The 25 Best Leadership Bloggers
    ” In addition to helping leaders be thoughtful and purposeful, he also blogs several times a week about productivity, social media, and his personal area of expertise, publishing. Anyone who has ever tried to lead people will tell you leadership is more like art than science. Michael McKinney. John Maxwell. Bob Burg. Michael Hyatt.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Media] The Most Rewarding Marketing Mistake I Ever Made
    Slowly but surely (this was before the age of social media, which really speeds things up), we built up a new list of prospects and clients – only this time from a diverse array of sources. We encourage our clients to post links to their publicity on their websites; it shows visitors that they have credibility with the media. again.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014
    [Media] Why You Need to Step Up Your Training Game
    Make sure you let candidates know you provide training through social media and in-person discussions. A new study shows many companies are taking a sink or swim approach with new entry-level employees. Here''s what they should be doing instead. Among these eager new potential employees are the future superstars of many organizations.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Using Gmail as a Simple CRM Tool
    Browser plugin Rapportive is a tool that adds social media data to your contact records. Using Google’s free suite of tools you can create a nice lightweight CRM system with just a few tweak along the way. Contacts Gmail comes with a contact database that will automatically store information on anyone you add or correspond with.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2011
    [Media] Good! Wunderbar! Magnifique! - Etuma Collects And Analyzes Customer Feedback
    With the advent of social media customers today have multiple channels to express how they feel about a product or service. But how can companies efficiently capture all such comments to derive overall trends and meanings? The results are visualized and presented in real-time. Text analysis has the same quality in every language.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Media] Are You Using the Best eCommerce Platform for Your Business?
    Selz even has the option to open a free Facebook store for those businesses with a large social media following. The world of eCommerce is growing every year. whopping 45 percent of American consumers were projected to shop online this past holiday season. The question then isn’t “Which eCommerce platform is the easiest or cheapest?”
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] How Facebook can inform a Presidential Race
    number of studies have already shown that social media data is helpful to gauge voter sentiment: Crimson Hexagon analyzed Twitter data in 2010 to accurately predict a victory for Harry Reid. Today, we thought we'd use Facebook data to tackle one of the most anticipated decisions of 2012. Who will Mitt Romney choose as his running mate?
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] 21 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Landing Pages (And What To Do About It)
    Social media sharing widget? You need to figure out who your audience is , what they want, how they talk, what drives them and what turns them off. #20 You focus on social media sharing. So you have a landing page – or maybe 87 of them. Too bad you’re screwing them up. Landing pages are easy – in theory. Submit?
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
    [Media] Paying Lip Service to Developing Entrepreneurs
    Not everything can be funded through social media. There is a very frightening trend happening in the USA. We are not growing entrepreneurs. What is it we believe in our capitalist country? Isn’t it something like this: Anybody who works very hard, has a bit of talent and a good idea, can start something, grow it, and do well. .
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
    [Media] [Singapore] Play(Book) It With Music
    You don’t normally think of using a Blackberry device to play music, much less on a tablet, but Research In Motion (RIM) and digital media delivery company 7digital have teamed up to bring over nine million tracks to BlackBerry® PlayBook™ users in Singapore through a new Music Store app.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
    [Media] Smartphones – The Crucial Thread In The Fashion Retail Marketing Mix?
    Mobiles are also increasing the sociability of shopping, with 23% of American and 38% of Chinese shoppers using social media on their phone to canvass friends’ opinions on items they are considering buying when in-store. 21% of Americans shoppers surveyed using their phones to comment on in-store experiences via social media.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
    [Media] 5 Relatively Simple Steps to Dominate Local Search
    Finally, social media, online and offline networking play a big role in making all of this come together. 5 Relatively Simple Steps to Dominate Local Search written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. If you do business mostly in your town, your marketing efforts must be hyper focused.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] 3 Creative Ways to Grow Your Email List
    Don’t Bother With Social Media Until You Have Email Marketing Nailed 3 Creative Ways to Grow Your Email List is a post from: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from DJ Waldow  – Enjoy! It’s imperative that list growth be ongoing. Simple.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunders Act Surprisingly Similar to VCs
    Endorsements were explicit hyperlinks or quotes from outside organizations or new media providing support or legitimacy to projects," Mollick writes. The typical crowdfunding-project backer is more sophisticated than you might think. The results were surprising--and encouraging for proponents of crowdfunding. Verdict: True. Verdict: True.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] How to Lead Like Zuck
    When the News Feed was introduced it was initially disliked by users (mostly for privacy reasons), yet the feature fuelled massive expansion and set Facebook apart from other social media sites. As the Zuck turns 30, it''s time to look at how his leadership style has contributed to his phenomenal early success as an entrepreneur.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] 7 Steps To Sure Fire Marketing Success
    Building an online listening station, optimizing brand assets in sharing services, claiming valuable social and local network real estate, participating in ratings and review sites, and maximizing social media activity are the foundational elements of total web presence building. Here’s my take on business. How will you orient a new customer?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Media] 3 Ways Facebook Changed the IPO Roadshow
    Media coverage so far has focused on the rock-star atmosphere and has centerd the spotlight on everything from the star-seeking crowds to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's deliberately slouchy clothing choices. Aside from the media hype, once inside Facebook's presentation, what truly stood out was the video. This is unheard of."
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 4 Creative Ways to Grow Your Business Using the Web
    Social media is time consuming, and--in my experience--rarely correlates directly to increased sales. Take your business further than your budget. Think imaginatively to market your business online. AdWords and paid listings can be costly, and take time to get right. Here are a few to get started: Sign up to be a pick-up zone for Amazon.
  • TECHCRUNCH.COM  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
    [Media] Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups
    She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, majoring in Writing and Art, and moved to New York City shortly after graduation to work in the Media industry. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama. Guides. Smartphones. Tablets. Digital Cameras. Laptops.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Media] Retropreneur: Should Anyone Start an Indie Record Store?
    to start building a community via social media. Pic: Flickr Creative Commons. “Independent record stores are like a casino where you put down your money and you always win. Back in my university days I dabbled as a DJ. The two turntables and a box full of vinyl kind of DJ. The paying for itself part was important. The US has around 700.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Media] Growth Hacking is Just Effective Marketing
    That stunts aimed at tricking members of the media or diverting traffic from someone else’s community are okay if done in the name of growth. Growth Hacking is Just Effective Marketing written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. There are even several books dedicated to the topic ).
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Quickest Ways to Improve Your Website
    Regardless of how good your current website it, I''m confident it can be better. In fact, on my website, I''m constantly testing new ideas to improve it. test different colors, different headlines, different pictures, and so on. And each time, I learn ways to improve. Think for a minute about who your customers are and what they are seeking.
  • INSTIGATOR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
    [Media] The Art of Marketing in Montreal
    The Art of Marketing is a conference being held in Montreal on September 30th. it’s worth checking out. Two important notes: Get a discount! Click this link to get $50 off the regular admission price. Cost will be $349 to sign up. Wait for the contest! You can learn more about the conference and the speakers at The Art of Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] That Was Fast: Instagram Beats Twitter in Daily Active Users
    million daily active users for the month of August, putting it ahead of the social media giant for the first time ever. A new report revealed that Instagram had 7.3 Instagram, the photo-sharing social network, had more daily user activity than Twitter for first time ever, according to the latest comScore data. million. minutes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] 5 Things You Need to Know Today
    Sales Strategy It''s no secret that more companies are using, but if you are firing off tweets and wondering if it even matters, take note: 82 percent of hyper-growth companies say social media helped them find new leads.-- A roundup of the day''s news that can help you and your business succeed 1. Thanks, Cupid.-- Inc. 2. Business Insider 3.
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012
    [Media] What I’ve Been Reading
    Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday. A recent roundup of books. 1. Oh, and if you love books, you should be subscribed to Ryan’s reading newsletter , which is always broadening my literary horizons. 2. ” 3. The former president of Chile recounts his time before, during, and after office.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [Media] Facebook Launches Open Internet.org Platform Amid Net Neutrality Debate in India
    Facebook Inc is launching an open platform for online content and application developers to join its Internet.org service, in a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] How to Make Work from Home Work For YOU: An eBook Giveaway + Discount
    This post is by contributor Prerna Malik of Social Media Direct. started working from home over four years ago and it has been an awesome journey, filled with learning and discovery, celebrations and introspection, and a whole lot of fun. Does working from home need a lot of investment?”. Can I build my business on a shoestring budget?”.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] 8 Things You Need to Know Today
    Marketing consultant John Jantsch explains how to use social media to get a wider view of the "buyer''s world" and find out who all the stakeholders are that could potentially kill a deal.-- A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. 1. Duct Tape Marketing 3. CNET 5. Adweek 7. Pand
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
    [Media] The Spring Fashion Trends Any Mom Can Wear
    And even though you might work from the comfort of your home, it’s important to always have a few new pieces in your wardrobe for buyer meetings, trade shows and media opportunities. Spring is here. And you know what that means. Chirping birds, blooming flowers and…shopping for new spring clothes. promise. Floral Prints.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010
    [Media] Why Would You Ever Make a Cold Call Again?
    The interviewer asks him: Do you think that every business needs to rethink what social media means to its future? When pressed, in follow-up questions, Eric insists that “every business that wants customers” needs to look at social media. Take telemarketing sales, for example. Why would your business ever make a cold call again?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Tools to help you proofread emails (so you never have to scramble to hit unsend)
    But with extra features—links, attachments, video, social media follow buttons—the opportunity for mistakes also becomes greater. You can feel the temperature in your face start to rise. Maybe you were distracted, rushed, or typed the message on the walk to your car – but somehow, you’d messed up. The first email was sent in 1971.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [Media] Startup Funding Sources You Want To Consider
    That includes rich media like images or videos, all in order to showcase the huge potential of the products. Finding funding sources is important for so many startups out there. It is not that easy to find people that are interested in making an investment. Making them choose yours is not at all difficult. You may need to think out the box.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] Skype Small Business Profile: Wendy Kenney
    Wendy Kenney: We are a virtual marketing and PR agency that provides outsourced marketing services including social media management, content creation and publicity. Thanks to Skype, that’s not so for Wendy Kenney, President of 23 Kazoos Marketing and PR. asked her a few questions about how Skype helps her make all of it possible.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Media] 10 Reasons Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Working
    This is a social media death sentence. If you’re using Facebook for your business, you may have noticed that your marketing attempts aren’t performing to the level you’d originally hoped. There are several reasons why this might be the case. They’re boring. Not using an effective image in your ads. You haven’t adequately tested the market.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] 'Selfie' Is the Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year
    In case you were wondering, The Oxford Dictionaries defines selfie as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” "Selfie" and "404" are two different organizations'' picks for the words we used most in 2013.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Media] The Pros and Cons of Going on 'Shark Tank'
    We got a ton of media after going on the show. Raising money on ABC''s hit TV show can be great for business--but it''s not without some drawbacks. It''s the ultimate dream for many start-ups: Pitch your business on ABC''s "Shark Tank," win over Mark Cuban, and compel 8 million viewers to go out and purchase your product.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Media] Live Stream from the TWS 2010 Conference, 10 Startup Finalists and 2 Winners
    Concealium DynamicShield™ product line is a data-centric protection platform that is independent of the data format, the transport method or the media where the data is stored. This could be particularly good for small businesses that can’t afford personal support. Led by Omer Ginor. UPDATE: Touchoo won the most promising startup award!
  • AWEISSMAN.COM  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] The Golden Age of Internet Marketing?
    But that's also a laziness left over from traditional media channels and an evolution that is fast happening. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Nov 27, 2011. The Golden Age of Internet Marketing? Let the products sell themselves. f**k advertising, commercial psychology. at 11:39 AM.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015
    [Media] Harnessing Pinterest For Leads And Business Growth
    Now no longer the blogger’s secret, this powerful tool is a driving force of visual social media and a search engine in its own right. Harnessing Pinterest For Leads And Business Growth written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: photopin. So, let’s take a look at: What Pinterest is. Why it is important.
  • GROWTHOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
    [Media] The Verdict on Keynsianism
    The soul of the economy exists, and growth economists are figuring it out, bit by bit, year by year.  So this is my lament that the policy and media conversation is stuck in Macro, or worse, Middle School Macro. The Wall Street Journal says the verdict is in on Keynesianism - epic fail - and it is seriously hard to disagree.  The 1.8 Awesome.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Media] Your Inner Zentrepreneur: An Extraordinary Mix Of Power And Grace
    We see it in the media. By John J. Murphy, author of “ Zentrepreneur “ When people hear the word Zentrepreneur, several questions typically come to mind. What is a zentrepreneur? Who is a zentrepreneur? Am I a zentrepreneur? What limits us from awakening to our inner zentrepreneur? In this article I will answer these questions.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
    [Media] Marketing Metrics – They Will Make You or Break You
    For example, if you try engaging a group of people via Twitter, but they spend most of their social media time on LinkedIn, then you won’t see very strong results. Marketing Metrics – They Will Make You or Break You written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: StockSnap. Cost Per Lead (CPL).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] 8 Ways to Find the Best Long-Tail Keywords
    Social Media Tools: For example, YouTube's Keyword Tool and Twitter Search. Here are some simple and effective ways to identify the kind of keywords that keep the traffic coming. Ranking well for competitive keywords is incredibly tough for the average small business. You'll definitely uncover some surprising combinations. 2.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010
    [Media] Tech Support *is* sales
    Apparently tech support is a better "social media outreach" program than hiring interns to spray comments on random blogs. You probably think of "tech support" as the bottom of the food chain. Shit flows downhill" and all that. After all: Tech support deals with insane customers. Tech support answers the phone; a job even salesmen don't want.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How to Harness the Power of We
    Think about all the key areas: not just accounting and finance, technology, sales and marketing, communications, operations and strategy, but graphic design, social media and creativity. Collaborations can bring your business into entirely new territories--if they''re done right. As entrepreneurs we are used to being our own one-stop-shop.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways Smart Entrepreneurs Find True Love and Happiness
    While studying at the University of Albany, he started a social media agency called Boogie , but more importantly as it turned out, he met a fellow student, Dahcia Lyons. You want to build a great business, but finding a special someone to share your success is important, too. Here are five tips to help you out. First of all, she said yes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Recently, food delivery startup Eat 24 wrote a sharp critique of Facebook, announcing it was leaving the social network to focus the bulk of its social media efforts on Twitter and Instagram. A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. 1. Sorry, Satya Nadella. -- ZDNET 3.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] [Singapore] A Look Inside Facebook’s Singapore Office
    Facebook earlier this week opened the doors of its Singapore office to media for a familiarization tour, where executives took the opportunity to give us a brief rundown of the company’s attitude towards work culture. The reception area (above) was a colorful surprise, painted as it is with vibrant art by local street artists.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy
    Here are 10 science-based ways to be happier from Belle Beth Cooper, Content Crafter at Buffer , the social media management tool that lets you schedule, automate, and analyze social media updates. Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so. It''s easy to think of happiness as a result, but happiness is also a driver. Try it.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] This Friday at NYU-Annual Stern Private Equity Conference
    The  Stern Private Equity Club  will host its   8 th  Annual Stern Private Equity Conference  on  Friday, March 1 st , 2013. The ticket price is only $125 for NYU Stern Alumni compared to $225 for the regular price For more information about the conference and to register, please visit the  conference site.
  • EARLY STAGE ADVENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Media] Boston Mobile Madness
    Media Armor   tools to measure mobile display campaign effectiveness.  At Xconomy’s very successful Mobile Madness event a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the vibrant mobile startup scene in Boston.   Its not that mobile focused startups are new to Boston, but rather that the ecosystem “feels” vibrant at the moment.  Applications.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Are We Marketing in a Mobile World :: Small Business Marketing.
    For that last few years I’ve been saying the same thing about social media marketing – really no such thing. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Joshua Kaufman via Flickr But here’s the thing – there’s really no such thing as mobile marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] Why You Haven't Heard of Sean Parker's Latest Project
    According to Fortune, since it launched OkHello has been among the App Store''s top 100 social media apps almost constantly. As much as the media and your customers might love you today, they''ll relish just as much in seeing you screw up. Airtime, Sean Parker''s much hyped--and maligned--video chat startup, has relaunched as OkHello.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
    [Media] Episode 48: Recruiting and Profitability with Matt Schwartz and Donna Leyens
    He grew adept at finding key executives in fast-moving consumer goods, retail, fashion and luxury, sports /media and entertainment, and corporate communications.  In 2003, he founded MJS Executive Search. Also Available On. Show Summary. Matt Schwartz and Donna Leyens join us for Episode 48 of the Profit First Podcast! Our Guests. Dynamism.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] A Brand Strong Enough to Withstand Controversy
    How has social media been important to Livestrong especially now? We put as few restrictions and regulations on team members as possible when it comes to social media. As front man Lance Armstrong bows under the pressure of steroid allegations, Livestrong CEO Doug Ulman says the international brand will remain strong.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] Why Hiring Summer Interns Is Like March Madness
    That leaves the prospective intern from Columbia trying to explain why knowing every character in Chaucer''s Canterbury Tales makes her the ideal candidate, while the Northeastern student engages in an in-depth discussion about best practices for managing a crisis on social media channels. Here''s what our intern committee found.
  • K9 VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
    [Media] Investment Criteria
    No three-way business models and no content, media, advertising-based companies. 4) Capital Efficient : Ideally companies that need a Seed and Series A, but potentially may not need a Series B or Series C round of financing. Someone on Quora asked me a question regarding my investment criteria for K9.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
    [Media] What Should We Make of Peter Thiel’s “20 Under 20? Education Program?
    He’s already built several tech/media businesses and I know he is talented enough to do something significant in life – whatever he chooses. Thiel and friends will also agree to mentor these young entrepreneurs. Here is their inaugural class. So is this a good idea? My 2 cents: 1. This is a worthy goal and I applaud Peter Thiel.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] Biggest Lie in Sales Today
    They've read an article, attended a speech, or seen media mentions and remembered our earlier discussions. Chances are, you've heard this one--many times. Don't want to hear it again? Try these tips. Of all the little white lies that sale prospects might tell you, "We'll keep you in mind" ranks among the most common and insidious.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Media] How I Hacked The Startup Launch Conference Circuit
    Result: This event generated about 55 new users, some great social media activity, and we got a cool video out of it. major media placement (and several smaller ones). For example, it helps you to establish your social media voice (something we did way too late). The following is a guest post by Nathan Bickford. Cost: Nothing.
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