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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Media] 6 Reasons Marketing to Hispanics Makes Sense
    For marketers this means that progressive online or social media programs should be as readily accepted and embraced among Hispanic consumers as the general market. 'Here''s why budgeting to target a Hispanic market is important, especially now. Growing Audience The commonly understood number of Hispanic consumers living in the U.S.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Media] 50 Shades of Scandal (and How to Deal With It)
    We live in a world now where gotcha politics, social media, and an Internet that never forgets, combine to mean that just about anything any of us ever does can come back to haunt us. 'Chances are someone will uncover the skeleton in your closet--even if it''s tiny and insignificant. Take a page from America''s new No. spy on how to deal.
  • 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?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
    [Media] 3 Simple Steps for “Makin’ It Rain” On Your Website
    To follow up with someone all you really need is their email address, phone number, or maybe their social media handle. These include social media login , email newsletter signups , real-time chat, header bars , and embedded web forms. The term rainmaker is often used to describe highly productive members of sales teams. Even better!
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Be a Rule Breaker
    Today, the Internet and social media make it easier for entrepreneurs to get the word out about their businesses, but it also makes it much easier for hundreds, thousands, even millions of people to catch wind of your idea and rip it off. But the lessons other small business owners can learn from her are still powerful and important. By Us.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Hiring Millennials? Here's What You Need to Know
    word of caution: If you think that participating in social media or posting your thoughts and ideas on a blog are a waste of time, a millennial is likely to feel the same about you and your company. Sometimes millennials are the best candidates for the job. Here's how to find and hire the right ones. Millennials don't do typical job searches.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Media] Gendai Games Adds $1M in Funding
    Brands are continually looking to extend their customer experience into games and other forms of interactive media,” said Beau Laskey, managing director of Steamboat Ventures. Austin-based Gendai Games added $1M in funding from a variety of sources, including DFJ Mercury. HD and Doodle Cannon to the mobile marketplace. CrunchBase Information.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] Cheat Sheet for New Google Plus Features
    In fact, even seasoned social media marketers I interact with are still in the dark about many of the posting tools exclusive to the social network. 'Here are all of the new and classic features of Google Plus all in one cheat sheet. These features and more make Google Plus a useful and unique social network. Use italics when adding quotes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] What Election Predictions Can Teach You About 'Big Data'
    Unless you've been safely ensconced in a media-free hideaway, you've probably heard of Nate Silver, the predictive phenom who writes the FiveThirtyEight blog for the New York Times. Then, of course, came the defense of Silver in other parts of the media. Why do the New York Times' controversial election predictions matter?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] 9 Ways to Upgrade Your Company's Schwag
    Juha Liikala , Stripped Bare Media 2. 'Face it: No wants your lame keychain. Here''s where to find the promotional tchotchkes your customers won''t toss. Great businesses need trustworthy supply sources. But how do you make sure you''re getting the best deal on business paraphernalia or office supplies before pressing purchase?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Cultivate Trust and Nurture Loyalty
    good place to start is by making it easy for your customers to talk to you; make sure you are available hear from them by whatever means they find to their liking: make yourself available by phone, by email, in social media, by instant chat, and in person. 'Trust is a key for driver for your customers. And then (most importantly) respond.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Media] Totally Terrified of Public Speaking? 4 Tips to Cope
    He then explains that if, at the end of his speech, he gets three questions, he''ll reveal why he took the picture (Willis explains at the end it''s because his parents don''t quite get "social media" and that people pay to hear him speak so he sends them the pictures). Your heart is beating so hard you can hear it in your ears. Rehearse!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] Send Share or Like Facebook Is Getting It Right
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Goodreads to Take a Page From Amazon
    Several of the site''s most active users--Goodreads has over 20 million members--took to social media to complain about the deleted posts. 'The start-up''s new review policy isn''t so sitting so well with users. Here''s how to fix that. Things didn''t exactly go according to plan. Others fled to competitors such as BookLikes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Impress for Less: 7 Frugal-But-Festive Holiday Gifts
    Social media makes it easier than ever to dazzle with an inexpensive yet extremely thoughtful gift. 'You don''t need to spend a bundle to make a lasting impression on your clients and customers. The holidays are a great time for small businesses to show how much they appreciate their customers. Found a great deal or tip?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Media] Events Lose Money as Storm Forces Cancellations
    According to All Things D, ticket holders will be able to use the tickets they have already purchased for the rescheduled date or the D: Dive into Media conference scheduled for February 2013. Several business events, including those hosted by Google and Facebook, are canceled due to Hurricane Sandy.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
    [Media] “Life was better before Google Maps” and other fallacies of anti-tech nostalgia
    number of my 41 year old school and university friends have side-stepped social media altogether and it is likely they will now never feel at home in online public forums. 'It’s been said that we are always sceptical about things invented after we are 35. Most of them will live for another forty years, missing out. And: Watch this.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Facebook and Shutterstock Team Up to Make Your Ads Prettier
    According to a Facebook announcement, in "coming weeks" users will have access to the Shuttershock library directly through the social media site''s interface. 'The two companies are partnering to make it easier for small businesses to advertise effectively on Facebook. You can read the full details here and here
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [Media] 5 Ways To Make Your Weekend More Spacious
    Be less social on Social Media. Think about your own behaviors on Social Media. The limit of their social media activities is probably uploading pictures of them drinking margaritas with their girlfriends, but many people naturally check out during the weekend. ask every week because we all forget every week. Probably not.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Regrets to Avoid Before You Retire
    Many have this worry--from constantly checking our “likes” on social media to seeking the approval of others--but retires often said that when they tried to please everyone, it made them feel worse, and more stressed. 'Don''t do what everyone says you should do, and other wisdom from those who learned the hard way.
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] The Physical Store Analogy for Internet Competition - 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!
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] Startups Need the Right Team Mindset to Survive
    These game changes include using social media, to provide real-time two-way communication; cloud computing, which enables efficient, lower-risk automation of business processes; and the millennial mind-set, which does not tolerate anything that moves at a snail’s pace. John M. Leverage the game changers to gain the speed you need.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Media] 3 Essential Ways to Improve Your Website
    Regardless of who you are or what you sell--and notwithstanding the increasing importance of social media--your website matters a great deal. 'Your website is often the first impression a prospective customer has of your business. Perhaps it''s time for an upgrade? Advertising exec Curt Hanke shares three simple fixes. Need proof?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
    [Media] Try This 3,500-Year-Old Sales Secret
    And the ROAR method has been successfully applied to sales collateral, websites and yes, even social media and videos like the one below. Everyone has to sell something, sometime, even if it's just an idea. Here's a proven 3,500-year-old technique for making the sale. Of course, I used to do it the hard way. didn't have to sell them.
  • 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. Ryan paints a dark picture of the blogosphere, rightly identifying the bad incentives that corrupt internet journalism (and in turn, offline journalism). ” 3. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami. I love Murakami.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Media] Startup CEO New Years Resolutions « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    Scott Albro of Focus , a knowledge sharing community for business people, has fully embraced the idea of constant iteration for 2011, taking the best practices of social media to the business media world. For media sites like ours you are either growing traffic or or you are dying. Plan big, increment small. Meaning: Reply 2.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Media] 13 Stealth Ways to Save Money When Starting Up
    Once you have an intern (or four), you'll start realizing how much of what you do can be delegated. -- Emerson Spartz , Spartz Media 11. An extra expense here, an unneeded office perk there: The numbers really add up. Young entrepreneurs highlight small ways businesses can save a lot of money. Here are their best answers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Media] Optimize for Facebook's Graph Search
    To find out, I tapped the intelligence of a fellow search and social media expert, Muhammad Yasin of HCC Medical Insurance Services. Bring your business to the front of the pack in Facebook Graph Search using a few optimization techniques. Here are a few ways to use Graph Search to empower your business.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Media] Startups, failure is no excuse for failing to communicate.
    It may sound like a pretty obvious thing to say but the single most important people for a startup is its users. While it is true to say that investment can criticial, and staff help drive a business, a service or product has to have users in order to attract both of those in the first place – with very few exceptions. Entrepreneur
  • SPENCER FRY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
    [Media] The Domain Market is a Mess
    For each domain name I would search on Domain Tools , I’d keep a list of available domains and make sure that their social media counterparts were also available. 'About six weeks ago, I had an idea for a side project that I wanted to build. Of course, the first thing I did was try and come up with a great name for it. It wasn’t.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] Extolling the virtues of the slow road
    'This morning I read a good post from YC Alumn Vibhu Norby who describes the dangers of a big product launch. The lesson that Vibhu took away is that it’s best not to have a launch at all. Why do most big launches fail? Because very few companies are clever enough, or lucky enough, to have a good product market fit on launch day.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] 3 Mistakes That Can Thwart a Great Idea
    Defining clear goals will also save you valuable time and resources--especially on social media campaigns, says Dorie Clark, a strategy consultant and author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future. Getting to take-off isn't easy as a first-time entrepreneur. Don't let these three common hurdles get in the way.
  • ORRICK TOTAL ACCESS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Media] Channeling the Tech Swagger
    This may seem like a Beyonce kind of obsessiveness , but there’s a reason she is one of the few pop artists in full command of her media narrative. Like Beyonce, you need to be in charge of your media narrative as well. 'By: Stefanos Missailidis (Co-Founder at Fiestah ). There’s a reason the tech world is so tight knit. So why do it?
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Media] GroupMe to be acquired by Skype - what a birthday present
    All the best to @jared and @Smart  as they build Skype's NYC Social Media presence. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. « A Pivotal Week At Firstround | Main. TrackBack. Posted by: ???? ????? ????
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
    [Media] How to Reach Anyone
    It might be harsh, but if you are an entrepreneur involved in Internet technology, to not have some sort of LinkedIn profile or blog or social media presence is inexcusable.   I get a lot of requests to meet.  Everyday my inbox is filled with pitches and intros and requests to grab a quick coffee (which is never all that quick). 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Roya Mahboob: Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan's Entrepreneurs
    Together, the two of us created a company called Citadel of New York , which is doing its part to encourage entrepreneurship on the Digital Silk Road by bringing Internet access, IT hardware, and social-media education to tens of thousands of Afghan students. More than 700 years later, in 2011, then-U.S. Current U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] 6 Email Marketing Tricks for Better Results
    for a particular keyword) or pay-per-click marketing, which has hard media costs associated with it, it is very hard to understand the difference between where your email marketing campaign is now and how good it could be. Email can be boring or annoying, and it certainly is not the new kid on the block. Email more often. But change it up!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] How to Write a Business Plan
    Or perhaps in traditional media? Getting the media to cover you can be a great way to reach your customers. Social Media. These days, having a social media presence is essentially a requirement for the vast majority of businesses. It’s time to dig into the process of actually writing a business plan. > Keep it short.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] What Google Looks Like Without Link Data
    However, the 1990''s version of the Internet didn''t host the plethora of social media platforms, news aggregators and other websites that generate their own unique digital signals (such as a ''share'' or a ''like'') that may also provide signals of authority. Spoiler alert - it''s ugly! and it''s ugly.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Look for a Small Town
    There were local serial entrepreneurs, community leaders, political dignitaries, and representatives from nearly every media outlet. It’s easy to see the benefits of being an entrepreneur in the Silicon Valleys and the Seattles of America, but in the midst of those metropolises, the benefits of starting in a smaller town are overlooked.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
    [Media] Silicon Valley's Inconvenient History
    Private capital, he points out, is currently obsessed with social media. If you believe the latter, you tend to believe that all good flows from private enterprise and capital alone. And you will tend to have a lot of company among entrepreneurs. The only problem is, that point of view is hard to reconcile with the history of Silicon Valley.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Media] How These Internet-Famous Cats Made Bank
    That''s in no small part thanks to her agent, Los Angeles-based Ben Lashes (real name Benjamin Clark), who''s made a living out of turning Internet famous cats into media empires. 'Feline super stars, merchandise, movie scripts, book deals. The Internet''s cult of cats has turned into a very serious business. As he told Inc.
  • ITHACAVC  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Media] Cornell Tech Company: Agronomic Technology Corp (Part 1), Guest Post by Deb Eichten
    Deb follows many Cornell companies and writes about them for various Cornell publications and media outlets. 'Cayuga Venture Fund recently closed an investment in a company called Agronomic Technology Corp (ATC). The underlying tech was developed at Cornell (like many of the companies in the CVF portfolio). Hope you enjoy it. Adapt-n.com.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] How to Build a Blog with 100,000+ Monthly Page Views
    In my early days of blogging, I would spend 90% of my time writing content, once it was done I’d share it on my social media properties then move on to the next post. 'How to Build a Blog with 100,000+ Monthly Page Views written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. But why is it so hard?
  • START UP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013
    [Media] The downside of the internet
    You may remember from previous posts that I was very much into the activity, before the main stream media and taste makers decided it was over. I was recently watching this documentary about break dancing and its evolution in the Bronx of New York. In fact, it was pretty much developed on a single housing block in the South Bronx.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
    [Media] Minimize Your Startup Risk: Start Part-Time
    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. Starting a business is risky, but there are ways in which you can minimize your risk. That, too, can be grounds for termination.
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Now that You've Got MVP, It's.
    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!
  • DSHEN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] Corporate Due Diligence Fast and Easy - 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!
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] Winning Startup Weekend and Competing In the Global Startup Battle
    We created a one minute video promoting our concept, and spread the word through social media, local news sources , and word of mouth to get votes. Startup Weekend is back in town on Friday at the Houston Technology Center. The I’ve participated twice at Startup Weekend, and now help organize the event. Tapja, the ninja penguin.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [Media] Intermission: Derry’s UK City of Culture 2013 Bid
    Derry could host high-profile media events including the Turner Prize, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, The Brits and the RIBA Stirling Prize. Here are just a few things that could be coming to Derry for 2013 when we win: Up to 2000 new jobs. Up to £300 million would be brought to the region. ‘Like’ the bid on Facebook.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] 5 Things to Know From Apple's WWDC
    It will be easier to share links, photos, videos, and other files with social media connections because you'll only have to sign in once to a third-party service such as Facebook or Twitter--both of which are integrated with Notification Center, so you'll know when someone interacts with you on either platform. In short, a lot. iOS 6 is here.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Media] 5 Reasons to Hire a Marketing Consultant Even Though You Don’t Want To
    You may be able to set up your newsletter, add plugins to WordPress and clumsily create header graphics for your social media profiles but is this work actually robbing you from focus on higher payoff work. photo credit: inneedofhelp08 via photopin cc. Consultants aren’t magicians. You need a real strategy. You need fewer objectives.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
    [Media] The Role of Angel Groups Going Forward
    This is thanks to my participation in social media. This week, I spoke to one of the longest running and most active angel groups in the country, the New York Angels. For a long time, they were basically the only game in town for seed and early stage funding in NYC. An angel belonging to a group could find more dealflow. Two a week! Skiers?
  • ITHACAVC  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Media] Connections, Connections, Connections……Execution
    My next goal is to figure out how to better use my LinkedIn and other social media connections to advance an execution plan! I am frequently amazed by the quality of contacts that CEOs and Bus Dev executives can generate. I think of myself as an outgoing person, but am not sure I would have such success. Connections don’t execute.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Latest Deal Terms for Oodle, Inc.
    Utilizing the power on social media, the company operates a free online site that provides consumers with a friendly local marketplace to buy, sell, and trade. By Justin Byers, Lead Business Intelligence Analyst If you are looking for good deal on a treadmill or maybe a vehicle, then you will likely take a look at the local classified ads.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Twitter's $1 Billion IPO Comes With Risks
    That could include more highly-targeted ads served to customers while they are Tweeting, Reiss-Davis says, as well as a richer advertising experience coupled, perhaps, with other media forms like video. 'Currently, the business depends almost entirely on advertising. In August, Twitter valued its own stock at $20.62. per view, compared to $2.17
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] The Top 7 Social Engagement Plugins To Drive Free Traffic To Your Blog
    It’s entirely automated and hands-free and gives you an opportunity to bring more social media traffic to the post that otherwise might be simply buried in your archives. The very survival of any blog lies in the hands of its readership. No readership, no blog ; I am sure we can all agree on that. Let me know in the comments!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] Need to Boost Your Site's Traffic? Master Backlinks
    Most customers talk about your business on social media, so use a tool like Topsy to see who mentions your brand on Twitter. 'Backlinks still matter -- both for traffic and as an indication of your online reputation. Search engine algorithms constantly change. But backlinks--links from another site to your site--are still important. Respond.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
    [Media] How to Land the Best Job as a Product Manager?
    He is a technically sound person, equipped with the knowledge on various upcoming web technologies, including social media, product design, web design and development. 'Written by Guest Author: Saurabh Tyagi. Many people want the title Product manager. It sounds and reads suave and impressive. Read product management books.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] What Are You Willing To Do for a Click?
    What social media powers is the ability for every business to understand the tiny nuances that make consumers revel in or revolt against a brand. 'Why setting your brand''s moral compass should be the first job of any good marketer. Here are 8 questions to get you started. And so we walk the line, as Johnny Cash would say. Something else?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] 5 Signs a Job Candidate Isn't Everything Their Resume Says
    Digital media can be less buttoned up but should still look the part. 'They look great on paper. but in person, suddenly they don''t. You loved the resume. You respect the referral. Skills, qualifications, experience. everything looks great. Then the candidate blows the interview, sometimes within seconds. They dress inappropriately.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously
    send them to staff, customers, vendors, the media, and friends, and not only do I find people love receiving cards, but writing "thank you" puts me in an incredible mindset to start my day. 'You''d like to be successful in everything you do, of course. Here''s how to make it happen. mean it. Most people never listen."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Media] 11 Ways to De-Clutter Your Day
    Pick something you have to resist--food, wasting time, Web browsing, checking social media accounts--and eliminate the temptation. 'Do less and achieve more--starting today. Adopt some of these easy habits to make it happen. Success tends to create clutter: more meetings, more projects, more decisions, more items on your to-do list.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 5 Trends to Ignore in 2013
    and Glam Media closed significant rounds. Amid all the forecasts for what next year will bring, here are five business trends you'd be wise to pass up. This article is part of Inc.'s special report on How (and Where) to Make Money in 2013 (and Beyond). Tis the season for forecasting, prediction-making, and soothsaying. It's fun. So don't.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Media] Why Modern-Day Whistleblowers Are Millennials
    According to The New York Times, here''s how Snowden chose to leak documents to reporters last week: The source had instructed his media contacts to come to Hong Kong, visit a particular out-of-the-way corner of a certain hotel, and ask--loudly--for directions to another part of the hotel. He writes : Whistleblowers: are driven by altruism.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] Bootstrapping: 5 Tips
    Funding and money are glamorized by the media, but many to reach your milestones you will need support from your community. Bootstrapping means managing your time as closely as your money. Here's how to do it. While venture-backed tech startups seem to get all the press, there are many, many ways to start your company. Blog about turtles.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Media] How to Systematically Build Personal Brand Authority
    Just as the need for content has created a great deal of angst among marketers, social media and networks have created a great deal of confusion. 'How to Systematically Build Personal Brand Authority written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today, authority is it.
  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Media] Smart Data, Diversity and our Decentralized Future
    We’ve seen peer to peer networks connect people in lending, media and other industries, as well as the emergence of collaborative consumption and the sharing economy. 'As a keen traveler, observer of the world and a technophile, I’ve been struck by the parallels in the development of technology with the broader the evolution of humanity.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
    [Media] 5 Things You Must Do To Sell To a Small Business Owner
    Related Posts: Stop Wasting Your Time With Social Media A Shoe Shine Sales Strategy How To Talk To Small Business 7 Resistance Crushing Questions Every Business Must Answer 5 Reasons Why Effective Marketing Makes Your Business More Valuable. 5 Things You Must Do To Sell To a Small Business Owner This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Media] The Latest Questions Small Businesses Are Asking
    Listen with an open mind to employees, suppliers, customers, the media and members of the community. What is being said about the company in public, on social media and in the hallways of the business? 'How do I decide if a business idea is likely to be successful? Census Bureau. If not, the business idea is not feasible. The U.S.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010
    [Media] Lightweight Advocacy
    " And we can do that because this is "lightweight advocacy" We are using our blogs, the internet, social media, and our relationships with our elected officials to move this issue forward. had to ask what the definition of advocacy was just to be clear what we were talking about. That's my kind of advocacy.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [Media] What Makes an Entrepreneur (3/11) – Ability to Pivot
    They had signed up Gawker Media and the New York Post. They had signed up Glam Media and TMZ. This is part of my new series on  what makes an entrepreneur successful.  I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. If you haven’t spent time over there you should. I then covered Street Smarts.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Mark Zuckerberg's Original Plans for Facebook
    Today Facebook is a (ubiquitous) noun, a verb, and a social media behemoth. In a 2005 interview, the then 21-year-old founder is focused only on created a cool college directory. But in its early days, the company was an "ice breaker" and an "online directory for colleges," according to its founder Mark Zuckerberg.
  • VC DEAL LAWYER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] Empathy: An Invaluable Asset in Startups
    'It’s interesting to me that so many blog posts, books and other media nowadays focus on the hard skills (e.g., selling, coding, etc.) required to build a company, or to otherwise scale a successful startup.  Most companies today have figured out how to hire for hard skills.  We are testing hard skills.  em * pa * thy. The logic fails. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 14 Things You Missed This Weekend
    Can Social Media Rescue Iowa Levee The Times checks out the bubble around Silicon Valley; health care reform pushes doctors into new practices. Measuring the Silicon Valley Bubble 2. In stant Email: An Alternative to Business Cards? Health Care Law Driving Doctors Away From Small Practices 4. Big PR Push for Venture Capital Firms 5.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Salesforce Acquires Radian6: How to Earn $2,850/hour
    CRM giant Salesforce.com just acquired Radian6, a social media monitoring platform, for $326 million. Pretty cool for co-founders Chris Newton and Chris Ramsey. Even though Chris and Chris only owned a small percentage of Radian6 after raising rounds of venture capital, they will still walk away with $14 million each according to CBC News.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Media] How Will You Be Remembered?
    And let''s talk about social media. love social media. 'You''ll be remembered for your behavior, not your credentials. So what impression are you making? On Sunday afternoon my family took a walk through a cemetery near where I live in Switzerland. It was a lovely day, and we all find cemeteries fascinating places. Fully nude.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Media] The New Rules of Customer Engagement
    It is paying off: Companies that engage with their customers via social media have more loyal customers. Goodbye, customer touch-points. Hello, ongoing, meaningful contact that actually drives revenue. Here's what you need to know to be more engaging right now. How can your business see this sort of boost? It needs to be results-driven.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] 10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone
    With email, text, and social media, I do. 'How to get people to do what you want--no arm-twisting, blackmail, or other slimy trick required. Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire. know this from experience. They''re (mostly) brilliant. It didn''t go well.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Girls Who Code: Crashing the “Brogram”
    She points out that while women use the Internet 17% more than men do and create two-thirds of the content at social media sites, they earn only 14% of computer science degrees. The high-tech industry is largely a guy’s world made up of "brogrammers" and job ads that ask, “Want to bro down and crush code?” It’s Still A Man’s World. Hacking
  • BABBLING VC  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Media] Yelling the Loudest is Different than Having Something to Say
    This had me thinking about where we have come in terms of media and information distribution. You no longer can do much simply being rational and posting well thought out stories on your blog or media website. So, one of the first posts to indirectly come out of my request for ideas is ready to go today. There's simply too much noise!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 9 Ways to Be Less Annoying on LinkedIn
    You need to spend time on the site to just watch and listen--and avoid importing some of the social-media habits you''ve picked up elsewhere. 'LinkedIn brings out the worst in some people. Here''s how not to be one of them. LinkedIn is a powerful tool, but it brings out the worst in some people. First, remember you''re human. Learn the site.
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