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  • HUNTER WALKER  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] Raven + Lily: Empowering Women Through Design
    Their mission resonated with me so asked a few questions about how technology and social media have helped them grow. Q: How have you approached social media for R+L? '“Empowering women through design” is core value Raven + Lily uses to guide their business. So Raven + Lily was born. localbiz
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Media] Now Hear This
    So Happy New Year to my 100,000-plus monthly readers throughout the world, and to many more who read my posts via some of the most important media in the startup/tech/entrepreneurship world, in more languages and places than I can keep track of. Much like my career, in the last two years this blog has traveled a serendipitous path.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010
    [Media] Not disruptive, and proud of it
    When they hear about a new social media craze they cringe in agony, desperately hoping it's a passing fad and not another new goddamn thing they'll be aimlessly paddling around in for the next decade. I remember "disruptive" when it was called "paradigm shift." Don't follow along. But disruptive is rare and usually expensive. Should you?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] How an Entrepreneur Became the Go-To Spokesman for U.S. Manufacturing
    Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel, routinely gets covered in the media, testifies before Congress, and writes and speaks nationwide--and could be an example for you. Drew Greenblatt is almost as much in demand as his products. 5000 list for the sixth time in 2012, with a three-year-growth rate of 33%. It's a scrappy turnaround story.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Fiercely Loyal Customers
    Think of the impact when their Fiercely Loyal community (including drivers) takes to social media to fight for them in cities they''re looking to expand in. 'You want your customers to not just love your brand--but be absolute fans of your company. Here''s what you need to know. readers: What is "Fierce Loyalty"? They are just too invested.
  • WWW.INSTIGATORBLOG.COM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
    [Media] The Importance of Advisory Boards for Startup CEOs
    Home About Contact My thoughts & lessons learned on startups, entrepreneurship, marketing and other stuff. The Importance of Advisory Boards for Startup CEOs Tweet When a startup receives financing it will need to setup a Board of Directors. The Board probably existed beforehand, but was made up only of the founders. There’s no surprise there.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] 6 Tips for Awesome Blog Headlines
    Typically the purpose of a blog is a more casual forum to share information than a mainstream media outlet.  So what’s in a name? In the case of blog headlines it’s everything. The headline of any blog is an important component and it is what will get your post read, or rather not read.  No pressure or anything. Make it Pop. Use Keywords.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Media] 5 Stages of the New Sales Cycle
    Prospects today serve up a buffet of information via social media and we can gain incredible access to their challenges, requests, chain of command and recent changes – basically a selling road map – if we only listen. Creating happy customers is mostly what generates long-term profit. Below are the 5 stages in the new sales cycle.
  • 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  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
    [Media] 11 Compelling TED Talks On Money
    Social media, the Internet, and other communication-altering technologies have managed to also create a metaphorical film that sits on top of humanity’s interactions. Money talks, but what it has to say happens to be grimmer than, “Timmy is trapped in a well.” Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Media] Why Boring Marketing Is Good Marketing
    Newly established brands don’t have the luxury of Geico’s media dollars that enables them to feature a caveman in one ad and a gecko in the next. 'You''re an entrepreneur so you like starting new things, but when it comes to building your brand same old, same old is best, argues one founder. That’s the question M.P.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] 5 Operational Tips Every Startup CEO Should Know and Follow
    Consider apps and social media tools that’ll help you expand without spending a lot of money. Morgan Sims is a writer and recent graduate who loves all things tech and social media. Starting a company from nothing is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. To operate your startup successfully, consider the following.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Avoid a Rick Perry Meltdown
    In the heated race for the Republican nomination, this meltdown gave critics some pretty powerful ammunition (not to mention sparked a media firestorm), but Perry tried to maintain his cool. Stratten also says that with social media and the internet providing a 24-hour news cycle, speed is of the essence. uh commerce. and, let's see.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] From the Ukraine with Love
    While the media focuses on various distractions - debt crises, currency swings, the price of gold, deficit super-committees - that passes as business news these days, Vladimir is just laser focused on profiting from the new world of opportunity exploding all around him. Does Vladimir have his challenges? Of course. Or one in Shanghai. Or Rio.
  • TIM KEANE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] Referrals: Worth Their Weight In Gold or Passing The Buck.
      For instance, I've recently written "Bill, I'd like you to consider talking to Ned at Newco who has an intriguing start up that's made some traction in the party planning/social media space as evidenced by some good stats on customer sign-up and early salres results. 'Startups and angels: Along the way to success.
  • NEXTWALA  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Media] Exciting Year for Mobile Software IPOs - Motricity, Velti, ePocrates.
     I think Motricity and Velti are precursors to many other mobile distribution/advertising companies that will grow big over time - perhaps including companies like Getjar , Pocketgear , Where (full disclosure: a Venrock investment), Millenial Media , Jumptap , Transpera etc. Media Cannon (mobile ad creation tools) in June 2010.
  • DSHEN  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
    [Media] The $100000000 Question - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Media] What The F#$% Should You Name Your Startup?
    It was at that point that I remembered the What the Fuck Should I Make for Dinner and What The Fuck is My Social Media Strategy websites. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. April 18th, 2011 What The F#$% Should You Name Your Startup? to register it with namecheap.com.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2010
    [Media] The Bottom Line Book Club
    There are a lot of coaches out there – business coaches, life coaches, social media coaches, coach coaches. But despite the numbers, it is surprisingly rare to find someone doing anything even a little different in this space. Creating Your Own Bottom Line. Find your potential customers’ pain points. See where you can add value.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Media] Caterina Fake on How She Plans to Build the World's Living Atlas
    The tricky part about serial successes is that after each big hit, everyone--investors, the media, etc.--raises On social media and user-generated content apps like Findery, it''s important to have activity and participation before you launch the app. Caterina Fake is one of those highly successful Web entrepreneurs. The real plan?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
    [Media] Adding the Google +1 Button :: 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. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] Start Up Blog - Untitled Article
    The staggering pace of growth in social media shows how essential it is to learn all through life. This was just so brilliant I had to re-post it here in its entirety. The 12 most powerful words in business from Ragans PR daily. Many powerful words for business have nary a thing to do, directly, with industry. People like proof. Reflect.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012
    [Media] 25 Important Pinterest Tips For Your Career
    As with all social media accounts, it’s important to keep going. Photographers, wedding designers, social media managers, and more use and frequently benefit from the site. We’ve all heard about LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook’s career power, but have you thought about what Pinterest could do for you? Follow trends.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] 5 Suggestions To Enhance A Pupil’s Experience
    'by Marcin Gnat, blogs and media specialist for Brainly.com. Marcin Gnat is a j ournalist and a blogger fascinated with the edtech technologies, and works as a blogs and media specialist for Brainly.com. The pupil experience is definitely high on the program for just about any educational institution.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: Create A Founding Legend
    Clair is the Founding Correspondent & CEO of innovation-focused media outlet AlleyWire , as well as president of AW/CS, AlleyWire’s creative agency. He was previously an on-air correspondent forNY1andYNN, and is the founder of several other media and startup ventures. 'by Neil St. Clair, CEO of  AlleyWire. Neil St.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] 5 Job Boards that Streamline Your Hiring Process
    Mashable Job Board What it is: Mashable''s Job Board, caters to creative and media professionals, and it includes levels that range from interns to executives. 'If you are looking for top talent with very specific expertise, skip the general job boards and post to niche platforms instead. Looking to fill a key role at your startup?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] 9 Surprisingly Good Reasons to Turn Off Your Smartphone
    Someone is explaining something you either already know or don''t need to know so you wander over to your email or to your social media accounts. 'You probably already know that taking a break from technology is good for you. But take a look at just how good it can be. He''s on a mission to get that message out. Yes it can. That''s a waste."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways to Sink a Press Conference
    CITEWorld 's editorial director, Matt Rosoff, summed up the media's negative sentiments in a tweet following Sony's announcement: "What you just witnessed was Microsoft winning the console wars once and for all." Sony's underwhelming PS4 announcement suggests there is a right way and a wrong way to do a big product reveal. Drag it out.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] To build a brand, you need to own a word in the mind
    For example, a couple of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley created a company to develop an iPhone social-media app. Procter & Gamble, perhaps the world’s most-famous marketing organization, use to have a rule when it came to writing memos on strategy. The first sentence of the memo had to start with “This is to recommend.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Ride of Spring
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Ride of Spring. As a Venture Cyclist I do feel I need to include a few posts about my riding. Today was my friendly riding group’s first ride of the season – a rite of spring. Posted Sunday, March 11, 2012.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
    [Media] Cracking The Code: BlablaCar - Travel Revolution
    Popular Media: the key to viral marketing. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Monday, January 16, 2012. BlablaCar - Travel Revolution. Blablacar is one such example of innovation: with a fast growing community of 1.6m Posted by Philippe Botteri.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Media] Congratulations: Single Platform Acquired by Constant Contact
      Second, after starting out just delivering social media and web presence for the restaurants, he had the insight to realize that putting all the world’s menus in one place, in an easily updatable format, would build a great asset for publishers.  WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. link].
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Media] The Case for Hardware + Software + Internet Startups - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • TONY WRIGHT DOT COM  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009
    [Media] Just How Important is the Valley? Let’s Look at some Data.
    Liberty Media. Avid Life Media. Demand Media. StarBrand Media. Collective Media. Guardian Media Group. GazProm Media. Waterfront Media. Jupiter Media. Hi-Media. Penthouse Media Group. Forbes Media. 24/7 Real Media. What if both are true? 110 total. My theory?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Media] Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter!
    An author, entrepreneur, speaker, and connector, Peter Shankman is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing and advertising. He 'Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter! written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways to Give Back
    Offer to serve as a contact or source for local media seeking quotes or background information. Success isn't just a reward; it's a responsibility. Celebrity chef Eric Ripert shares six ways any business can make a difference by giving back. To a remarkable entrepreneur , success is not only a reward—it's a responsibility. Teach.
  • DEIMAR  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] From $0-100million with no sales people. (Video) | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Sep 16, 2011. From $0-100million with no sales people. Video). by Deimar Gutierrez. 16.9.11. Pin It. From $0-100million with no sales people. Business of Software Blog.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Media] Why My Crowdfunding Campaign Failed
    When it comes to crowdfunding, putting requests on your own social media accounts isn’t going to cut it either; you need people to become enthusiastic about your product and share it themselves so the word spreads. 'Crowdfunding has a reputation as an accessible way to secure funding for startups and small businesses. What went wrong?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Media] Sellfy launches Sellfy Market
    'Latvia/Lithuania based Sellfy launched in 2011 as the easy-to-use platform to sell digital goods through your website or social media. Now Sellfy announces they''ve grown up their platform to become more of a marketplace, aptly named Sellfy Market , where they can feature their best authors, musicians, and designers to help drive more sales.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] How VCs Spend Their Time. Err, How This VC Spends His Time.
    So I’m always trying to stay current with the people in our industry that I care about and find new voices – via social media, via our founders, via friends – to engage. 'Lost time is never found again – Benjamin Franklin. “A Venture Capitalist? What exactly is that?” How do I spend it? 4) Fund Operations. raising
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [Media] Why Mindshare Matters More Than Market Share
    He had hired extra staff, placed ads with local media, and planned a huge day, only to have it dashed by a typo someone at my company made. The best gauge of a company's longterm health? Mindshare. Here's what I mean, and three ways I earn it. At Metal Mafia, the jewelry wholesale company I founded, we focus on winning "mindshare" instead.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
    [Media] Think Like A Marketer, Sell Like a Superstar [WEBINAR]
    ” Things like our blog content, social media, and what they find on our website. But again, I think I have experienced, certainly not only salespeople, but business owners and even marketing – high level leadership marketing-type people still, I think, are very confused about the use of some of these online tools and social media.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: 6 Traits of Great Businesses
    This means that you need to be in constant contact with your customers: make it easy for them to contact you , survey them regularly , provide great content for them through your social media channels, and listen closely to what they have to say. Transparent. Customer-centric.  Disciplined.  Focus equals discipline. Flexible.  Strategic. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] Apple's Soho Store Launches Meet the Actor Series
    Plus, it got the media''s attention--ehem. 'Is it worth it to launch an event unrelated to your brand? Here''s a tech event even Hollywood would love. Actress Allison Williams, star of the hit HBO series Girls, gave a talk on acting and tech startups last week at a Manhattan Apple store. First, the event got people into an Apple store.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Media] 3 Reasons Why Every Executive Should be on LinkedIn
    Related articles How to Ask for a LinkedIn Introduction Why Are CEOs So Anti-Social (Media 'LinkedIn''s new capabilities have made it far more valuable to C-suite executives. Here are 3 ways savvy execs are using it. You probably don''t need to join Facebook for your work (unless you''re a marketing executive). It''s a must!"
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] Need a Co-founder? Try FounderDating
    Deadlines to Apply These kickoffs--where small groups of people get to know others by discussing hot topics such as big data or the future of social media--are actually culminations of application rounds, which occur consecutively from city to city. This exclusive, invite-only network promises to find you the perfect counterpart. Alter says.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Media] The Art of Spreading a Great Idea
    The following can be applied to a variety of media, but unless you already have a reasonable profile it makes sense to start online: greater access to decision-makers, a broad spectrum of outlets and opportunities to choose from, and most articles last forever and generate a SEO boost. Got great ideas? Here's how. other than their own.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
    [Media] How to Fail at Presenting to Hackers
    Lately it's all marketing and social media people… [link] Lauren Gilchrist Well put, Brad. brief guide to failure, courtesy this demo: Expect your connections to high profile individuals will build credibility : Exceptions include Richard Stallman, Cory Doctorow and probably Steve Jobs. Even an executive CTO or VP of Engineering.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] 5 Blogging Mistakes And A State of Wonder
    But blogs and even social media changed that for me, and I feel better about writing now. Yesterday while flying cross country I read State of Wonder , by Ann Patchett. As I got off my first plane, I was about 30 pages from finished, and two hours from my next flight. didn’t check email first. didn’t get lunch, which was overdue. Enjoy it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [Media] 3 Ways to Measure Bold Ideas
    You can also use social media. 'In the early stages, you can''t assess radical ideas using stats like projected revenues or cost savings. Here''s how to determine which bold ideas are worth keeping. Organizations often fail to adapt potentially game-changing ideas. Moreover, their value "cannot be accurately predicted in their early stages."
  • 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. I have never thought that people took me seriously. moments. All good.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Media] #winning: 6 @charliesheen quotes to make you a better entrepreneur
    Over the past week there has been a huge focus in the media and even the geek internet culture around Charlie Sheen's supposed breakdown. He's been doing a lot of interviews, but mixed in are a lot of interesting quotes that can be applied to entrepreneurship. An entrepreneur is on a thin border between insane and brilliant. We code magic.".
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] 20 Free and Low Cost Tools for Everyday Productivity
    Hootsuite – All in one social media management tool that continues to evolve. '20 Free and Low Cost Tools for Everyday Productivity written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Every so often I sit back and take inventory of the tools I’m using with an eye on weeding some out and adding some in.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
    [Media] Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould
    From electric cars to drones, DNA sequencing to robotic surgery, enterprise software to social media –the size and variety of these markets makes the Valley of my early days look bush league. 'I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. Elmore and Ann Winblad ) – “I’m just a VC.”  Her response? ——-.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways To Build Your Business On Facebook--For Free
    Social media is designed to bring those barriers down, and they should come down. It's amazing how much business comes in over Facebook. And I don't pay Facebook--or anyone--a cent. love Facebook. Facebook helps me stay on top of world events, popular culture, business trends and the personal lives of my friends and colleagues. On Facebook.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  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. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [Media] Anything You Want :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Creating Customer Bliss Seth Godin Pokes His Own Box Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Anything You Want is another The Domino Project publication and a fitting one I think. All rights reserved.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Media] Google's Must-Learn Secret of Success
    Apple didn''t build the first personal computer, portable media player, smart phone, or even tablet. 'If it works for Google (and for Apple), it might work for you. Google just held its annual I/O Developer''s Conference, and as my fellow Inc. Each device will match up better with your business life. But is it? None of this is easy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
    [Media] Caterina Fake: Great entrepreneurs are like sandwiches
    Fake, who we once named one of the most productive CEOs, says these four time management tips helped her and might help you, too: Cut back on media intake: It's a tough task for the founder of several internet companies, but Fake says she only allows herself one hour on the internet in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. and 4 p.m.,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Behaving Badly
    Sometimes customers do things that make you want to take extreme actions. But there's no good excuse for going this far. Every once in a while, a company does something that leaves you puzzled. And then there are incidents that fall into the what-in-the-world-were-they-thinking category. This is one of those stories. The topic? Agreed to settle?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Breaking: Supercell Raises $12M from Accel Partners
    Given Accel’s extensive experience and track record in gaming, internet and social media, their investment is a powerful endorsement of Supercell’s vision of combining the power of social networks with deep and immersive core games that are instantly accessible from anywhere, anytime.'. Congratulations to the team!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Media] Looking for Investments, Piloting or Market Access in Spain? Go With Us to Murcia.
    On Day 1 we’ll have a day full of learning in various workshops, like Go-To- market strategy, Early stage legal challenges, Media relations etc. This is where you get the real value and you’ll be prepared well to meet the investors and media during the next days and in the future. Join us now and grab this special opportunity. Vocento.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Media] DSK & The US Criminal Justice System - allensblog - Typepad
    DSK & The US Criminal Justice System (Oh, and the Media, too). Listed below are links to weblogs that reference DSK & The US Criminal Justice System (Oh, and the Media, too). allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Sometimes, we even held a trial before convicting and hanging the suspect. Reblog (0).
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] Hello World
    The previous summer I worked at the MIT Media Labs, writing the first iteration of iOS software for NETRA. I first came to USV one year ago, almost to the day, as a hackNY fellow. Fred, Brad and Albert gave a talk about venture capital, with a special emphasis on the New York tech ecosystem. I've been following them ever since. in Physics.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Join the Sign up Your Startup Challenge and get free tools to help your business succeed
    Free publicity and materials for your website and social media efforts. Business is all about competition. If you’re not competing against other businesses for customers or market share, you’re competing against yourself, trying to beat previous revenue figures. We’ve got the spirit here at Bplans. Plenty! Business Plannin
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Tips for Leading People As If Their Lives Depend on You
    One example: In my business, it''s not enough to be active in social media. While they don''t have to battle fierce winds or blistering sun (except when our HVAC system misfires), they do have to manage difficult clients, uninterested media, and challenging workplace issues. In the process, I have become a better leader. I''m lost!"
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] One Company's Secret to Amazing Customer Service
    We're extremely available on our website and on social media, but our goal is to make it so you don't have to reach out to us. Growth and scale are typically the enemy of great, personal customer service--except in this case. And when that happens, it's not unusual to find someone trashing a company's product and service on a major forum.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Media] How to get back into the writing groove when you have been busy, distracted, lazy or all of the above
    Ask your friends on social media what to write about. Even though most of you reading this blog no longer enjoy long, luxurious summers filled with sleeping in, chasing bugs, trips to the library and endless episodes of Power Rangers, you may find that your normal prolific writing pace has slowed a bit in the month of July.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] 5 Uncommon Thoughts That Guarantee Uncommon Success
    You can connect with nearly anyone through social media. Big ideas are great.but to be successful, all you need to do is decide you'll think differently than other people. It's hard to think differently and be able to dream new dreams. But most of us aren't bold visionaries. I'm not. I'm far from visionary. Hey, join the (very large) club.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] The Kings of Concentration
    In 2009, researchers at Stanford University''s Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab gave cognitive tests to 49 subjects who spent a lot of time surfing the Internet, watching TV, and hanging out on Facebook. 'The "Focus Movement" is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? more productive workplace.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Joining--and Capturing--theOnline Community
    “BIA/Kelsey (a local-media research and consulting firm) forecasts that mobile searches will surpass desktop searches by 2015,” Spanos says. “First, define and align your strategy for being online. Determine your goals, audience, message, and interaction,” he advises. ” he warns. Focus on Google and Yahoo!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Fundraising Saga of a Desperate Entrepreneur - Part 4
    The $50 million in media that American Express put behind us to tell our story didn't hurt, either). In this last part of founder and CEO of HappyFamily Shazi Visram's launch story she talks about becoming profitable without private equity funding. Money money money money MONEY. You all know the lyrics to that O'Jays song. And we had fans.
  • 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.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Brands are Lies
    have been thinking a lot about the notion of brands lately, but what I have been focusing on is how the communications revolution we have been participating in, also known as social media technology, is thrusting forward a notion that companies and customers need a better way of talking to each other.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Media] The Mother Of All Internet Wars
    And they are all, along with every media company known to man, starting to turn their resources to one thing. There have been quite a few wars in the history of the commercial Internet. But I think that we are gearing up for the start of the biggest one yet in 2011. Before I get to that a brief review of some of the past battles is needed.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] What Mozilla's CEO Disaster Can Teach Us About Leadership
    Every action taken by a CEO--either past or present, is one tweet away from hitting the mainstream media. 'The firestorm that led to the departure of Brendan Eich raises key issues about executive hiring. In looking back at the appointment of Brendan to the CEO position, one might say it was doomed from the start.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
    [Media] Meet Waldo, Head of Corp Dev
    Those are the types of partners--media companies, publishers, etc. Back in 2005, when I was with Union Square Ventures, we changed our brochureware homepage into a blog. few other VCs had been blogging before, but no one had gone as far as to make the whole front facing effort of their firm into something so interactive.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
    [Media] On the Track to Success
    Raj Moorjani, Director of Marketing, brings more than ten years of digital media experience in both mobile and web environments. 'Guest Author: Raj Moorjani. Hi, my name is Raj Moorjani, and I am the Director of Marketing at Tracks, and basically the Product Person, for a cool mobile application called Tracks ( [link] ). Below is my story.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
    [Media] Delighting customers is the surest way to build long term value
    Bezos finishes his letter with a comment on the tension between constantly delighting the company and building shareholder value: Our heavy investments in Prime, AWS, Kindle, digital media, and customer experience in general strike some as too generous, shareholder indifferent, or even at odds with being a for-profit company.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
    [Media] Slicing Real Time Search for Trends and Opportunities :: Small.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! Practical Tips for Gett.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] Marketing Is The Ongoing Operation of a System
    Marketing Is Your Most Important System Become a Duct Tape Marketing Coach Another Group of Duct Tape Marketing Coaches Social Media System with Chris Brogan. Marketing Is The Ongoing Operation of a System This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. How the modules in the system are organized - click to enlarge. Get More Details and Enroll here.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Media] Making it easier to buy stuff online will drive growth
    All of this is similar to a ‘buy in the page’ service offered to media companies by Lyst  that allows people to buy items they are reading about without clicking to a different site. Amazon’s ‘One click purchase’ is another great example of a service that gets people to buy more by making it easier.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] Use Pinterest for Team Collaboration
    The board was an experiment outside of their "day jobs" working in social media and editoral, respectively. Sure, Pinterest is great for sharing your photos, hobbies, and work. But some creatives are rethinking its abilities, and created a social calendar, by working together. How long have you been using Pinterest? enjoy creating lists.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Out of Sight, Top of Mind
    Unemployment may be stubbornly high, but talk to anyone in the media and technology industries, and there's a good chance she will complain about how hard it is to find talented people. How to keep a business on track when its top performers are scattered across the map. Caldwell, Idaho. Edmond, Oklahoma. Phoenix. Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Build Your Own World
    Most of the people going their own route don't get covered much in the tech media--because they don't pattern match for what we know of the successes we've heard before. It was a great day and the weather couldn't be better. One thing that struck me is how diverse the cityscape is outside of Manhattan.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013
    [Media] The NSA Scandal Shouldn't Scare You. But it Should Scare Silicon Valley.
    Social media was built on a basic transaction: For the price of a bit of personal information, tech vendors give you free access to a world of sharing, messaging, and information. 'It shouldn''t surprise you that your personal data finds its way to the NSA. The question is, who helped them get it? Surprised? Don''t be. Spying agencies spy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things You Need to Know Today
    Keeping Up With the Kids According to a new eMarketer survey, 75 percent of teens said the social media site they used most often is YouTube, while only 60 percent said they use Facebook frequently and a mere 30 percent said the same of Twitter. 'A roundup of the day''s news that can help you and your business succeed. WSJ''s Digits blog 2.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Media] Blog!Flow Is Applifier For Blogs
    flow is a cross-promotion tool for bloggers and other such media outlets. Mainly for the ones, who as content creators are feeling like drowning within the increasingly fragmenting media landscape. anticipate to mix with media blogs, company blogs and product sites, which all have their own peculiarities. flow stands currently.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Do You Stink at Public Speaking?
    Determine your topic by coming up with three great tips in your particular area of expertise, (social media, customer service, financial services, technology, etc.). Stop with the excuses, and start off with these low-pressure steps to launching your speaking career, and increasing your brand-awareness. don't have the time. Sit on a panel.
  • DSHEN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
    [Media] Some Suggestions on How to Prepare for a - 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!
  • AGILE VC  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] The Unbundled Mobile Software Stack
    They further had to open up IE to allow consumer choice of embedded services like search and media players. I’ve been using Google’s Chrome browser on my iPad Mini for about a month now. But for now there’s no way to make an OS-level switch to make Chrome my default browser.
  • DEIMAR  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [Media] A creative and Innovative ring strategy for resource optimization.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jan 18, 2012. creative and Innovative ring strategy for resource optimization. by Deimar Gutierrez. 18.1.12. Pin It. Related articles. Pin It. Deimar Gutierrez. Loading.
  • 47 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Of eBooks new, somewhat new, and 170 years old.
    Instead, he was trying to fill a gap in the public discourse, get a message out in the preferred media of the time that people then and now need to hear: conformity for the sake of conformity is quicksand for the soul. Being Ever notice how interesting things tend to happen in threes? Speaking of today, my ebook, MicroISV Sites that Sell!
  • 47 HATS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
    [Media] Making space, time, energy, and attention for 2011
    posts in the tech media about every new feature Facebook, Google, Apple, and a million cell phones vendors cook up that means zip to me, enough! Make Room! Since you’re reading this along with all the other New Years posts, let me make a small suggestion. And that means carving out of your life some of the things that have accumulated.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
    [Media] On Features, Experiences, and Love
    The media is making it seem like they have a local peer--and that comparison works well for competitive companies without nearly the traction that they do. Consumer web services rarely win on features. In fact, it hardly even makes sense to think about them in that way. doubt it. That's what we call experience. think we've all faced that.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [Media] Fast Company’s Influence Project and Reputation Racketeering
    They’re trying to measure it using a big social media ponzi scheme where you get a unique link that you get others to click using all your various social profiles. Fast Company wants to know who has the most online influence. The more clicks you can garner, the more influence you have. Or is it just about retweets and clicks?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 9 Things That Take a Pitch From Good To Great
    Investors want to hear about your first customers, other investments put into the company (including your own sweat equity), key media placement, signed letters of intent (LOI) to purchase/partner, product and customer milestones, key hires, etc. 'I’ve seen hundreds of business pitches, and most of them—at best—are just okay. To whom?
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Media] Crossing Boundaries
    future example, I believe, could be taking social media analytical tools developed for marketing and brand management firms and using them as a tool for making investment decisions at fundamental value-based investment firms. These divisions become even more dramatic when examining the divide between particular sub-sections.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Top 10 Signs You Need To Retool Your Business
    You are at a loss as to how to use new media and social networking. The folks at Heller Communications Design have this wonderful "About" page that has some pointers on when a potential client should hire them. So here is my own top ten list, somewhat modified from Heller's. Sponsor. You are afraid of transparency and what it will unleash.
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