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  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Media] Are Your Words Killing Your Brand?
    It’s for writing website copy, social media posts, blog articles or any other type of content you produce. Are Your Words Killing Your Brand? written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: BigStock. ” And as a verb: “to give a product a distinctive identity.”
  • GUY NIRPAZ  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] Evolving from Document System to Engagement System
    This time Darren Suomi, VP Sales at HootSuite will give a tip regarding social media channels in businesses. Here is the additional interview promised from the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. This time Jessie Wilkins, Director System Engagement for aiim speaks about how will the future of the enterprise information management will look like.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] The Problem With Inbound Marketing
    The term content marketing supplanted social media in the buzz wars and the race to create more content was on. The Problem With Inbound Marketing written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing I’ve been promoting the concept of inbound marketing for about ten years now.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Why You Should Sell Your Business Quickly
    The event gives emerging companies the opportunity to pitch and network with investors, executives, customers and the media. Last week marked the 6th year for the conference "Launch: Silicon Valley." One of the panels at the event focused on the key question of "Should startups sell quick or grow big?" Reasons they gave included: 1.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] [Europe] Rockstart Accelerator Launches New Founders Program
    On Day 100, or Demo Day, these startups pitch in front of European investors, funds and the media. If you’re a Europe-based startup, you may want to check this out. In a somewhat refreshing change, the program is not limited to technology startups. You can apply for the program here.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010
    [Media] Why Will People Come to Your Company Facebook Page? (Wall Street Journal)
    The answer is central to the phenomenon of community-building across social media platforms. For example, at our digital marketing learning community on Facebook, we’ve seen that Digital Media Cartoons and Jokes , which have no direct relevance to “learning,” are among the most engaging content. Digital Media Cartoons and Jokes.
  • 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.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Media] Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore
    This dynamic has been reported thousands of times so I don’t need to go through it again, but we don’t have to look back very far to hear the drum beat from the media, LPs, and everyone else about how “VC is dead.” There are so many things wrong in the article I felt compelled to write about it. Huh, what?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] Helping Your Employees in a Time of Crisis
    The Boston bombings hit the media and everyone is aware. When tragedy strikes, looking out for your employees is not only the right thing to do, but the right thing for your business. Amy M. lives in Utah, which is pretty far from Boston. Still, the events of Monday''s bombing shook her deeply. Be compassionate. Giving an extra vacation day.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Media] Nordic Startup Awards - Finnish Best & ArcticEvening on the 12th of May
    Best Accelerator Program: - NewCo Factory - Startup Sauna - YLE Nestholma Media Accelerator - Business Kitchen - Startup Journey by Boost Turku. As we are getting close to Arctic15 , we wanted to celebrate one more time. So register right away , as we have a limited amount of seats in the house. Everybody knows Google and Facebook.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
    [Media] Email Retargeting: Not Just For Websites & Display Networks Anymore
    Now, even though social media accounts for less than steller results, this article isn’t one to add to the endless “email vs social” drivel. In this autoresponder, you talk about widget problems, widget use cases, why widgets matter, and how to find your company on various social media platforms. image source.
  • START UP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] Five for Friday v2
    Payments via phones & social media is a big deal. Ok – here are 5 things I’ve seen (not all new) which have kept me awake at night wondering about life: 1. Forget entering the Matrix, it is being built around us, right now. In fact, you’re already in it. Watch here, it’s a must. entrepreneurship
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] What to Leave In, What to Leave Out :: Small Business Marketing.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways Your Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line
    Share posts, deals, and information via social media. 5 Ways Your Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Jake Magleby    – Enjoy! Unresponsive Web Design. Slow Loading Time.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] 5 Innovative Business Technologies From CES
    After just one year, this social marketing firm has signed up 850 brands to use the app, which lets you track your social media interactions with more than 10,000 "influencers" (aka, bloggers and writers) on the Web. The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is heating up -- and business tech is taking center stage. It''s that time of year again.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Media] Top 5 Places to Get Startup Advice from the Experts
    Has worked in certain aspects you seek guidance with (PR, marketing, social media). Do you wish you had a mentor to answer your startup questions? Here’s where to find one. As a small-business owner, you make hundreds of decisions every day—some of which will have a lasting effect on your business. For starters, he or she…. Airtime.
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
    [Media] Startups are More Like “Hunger Games” than “The Twilight Saga”
    I read an article the other day that I think typifies the way startups and entrepreneurs are portrayed in the media today. link]. The currents of the story are pretty familiar.   In many ways, the way startup founders are portrayed is very similar to the way love is portrayed in hollywood.  It’s all about passion and emotion.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012
    [Media] [Review] Calling All Grads!
    Buscaglia should know something about this topic – after all he’s assigned, written and edited more than 2,000 job-related stories since he started working on the employment content pages for Tribune Media Services since 2001. But Marco Buscaglia has put together a useful resource in a book called ” Calling All Grads!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Media] Free Sales Training Resource By Sandler Training
    Sandler Training , a company that provides a range of sales and management training programs, has made available a free multi-media library that provides small businesses, non-profits and start-ups with sales training tools to help them succeed.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] Reducing the risk factors: Why first time founders should join an accelerator program
    With  Summer , we came to the conclusion that in order to turn it into a real business, we can’t only focus on bringing users on board, but rather on publishers and other media partners. Ohad Frankfurt is the cofounder and CEO of Swayy , a personalized content curation and management platform. Coworking space. International mentors.
  • LEVERAGING IDEAS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Media] Curated Blog Links: – May 27, 2011
    May 24, 2011 Check Out This Beautiful Presentation About How Media Companies Can Act More Like Startups. Online Advertising Revenues Up 23 Percent Since Q1 2010, Reach $7.3 Billion. May 27, 2011 Attention, shoppers: Men outspend women 9 to 1 on mobile virtual goods. May 27, 2011 Get Your Fucking Bow Ties Ready. billion in Q1, 2011. Fraud.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
    [Media] Iceland's Datamarket acquired by Qlik
    When studying economics, one issue I came up against was finding a good dataset to run of regressions on. For professionals and more serious researchers it''s still the same story; despite this being the era of big data, it''s still tough to dig through the web to find a quality dataset that fits your needs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Fast-Food 'Wage Theft' Protests Staged Across U.S.
    The protests by labor groups since late 2012 have captured national media attention and served as an important backdrop for President Obama''s push to lift workers'' wages. In major cities, for example, TV crews and other media are alerted of a time and location the day before a large rally is planned. McDonald''s Corp.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Are You LinkedIn for the Sake of Your Business?
    Without much of a social media presence, businesses stand the danger of falling behind the competition, given many individuals–be they potential job applicants or clients with your company–want today’s information yesterday. With some 120 million users, LinkedIn is still by far the choice of business professionals.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Does your startup really need to hire in-house developers?
    Laura Roeder , LKR Social Media.  . When it comes to scaling your startup’s Web development resources (or lack thereof), it seems like you can never have enough assistance. But for startups, which is really better: in-house talent or outside agencies? And at what price? Agencies thrive on innovation. Andrew Howlett , Rain.  . 2.
  • BABBLING VC  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
    [Media] It Doesn't Have to Always Be Tech
    There are businessess in real estate, media, finance, hospitality and so forth. I remember a little under 20 years ago sitting with a mentor of mine discussing business and ideas to generate cash. Little had I known at this time that I would be a VC 20 years later. cared even less though about technology. Nope, I didn't finance it.
  • DAVID LEE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Getting Featured
    Social media distribution channels (i.e., And social media/word-of-mouth channels are now stable and robust. Getting “featured” in the iTunes App Store or Google Play is a boon for any mobile app. It can lead to thousands or even millions of downloads in a matter of weeks. Therefore startups naturally covet this.
  • UC BERKELEY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Media] LEARN ABOUT THE 2013 T2MA EXPERIENCE IN 3 MINUTES
    Join our mailing list, connect with us on social media, email lester@haas.berkeley.edu or drop by F450 at the Haas School of Business. Get involved with the Lester Center to learn about upcoming events and programs like T2MA. Find out what we can do for you! International UC Berkeley intel technology to market accelerator video
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Are You Really Disruptive? (Or Just Talking About It)?
    We also have an active feedback email address where we read all messages personally, and we register every single user request and question on our social media accounts. It's easy to say your company aims to shake up its industry. But are you taking the steps you need to follow through? Disruption is the goal of most entrepreneurs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] What 16 Successful People Read in the Morning
    It''s a constant struggle to keep from being overwhelmed, he says. "If media were food, I would be obese," Smith says. Their days may be more hectic than most, but they always make time to stay informed. Staying informed is a constant struggle for most of us, let alone people with high-profile, high-pressure jobs. The Economist," he said. 8.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Customer Service Policy Stinks
    Our service is not optimized for streaming/downloading any type of media like Pandora or Netflix. No business is immune to unhappy customers. But making sure you meet customer service expectations can keep them to a minimum. recently was on a flight on a well-known airline that shall not be named. Here are my three tips: 1. Are they fair?
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready
    Monitor behaviors like email opens and click-throughs, social media engagement, and downloads. How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Ellen Gomes – Enjoy! . The same is true for businesses of all sizes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Better Believe It: There Is a Dark Side to Success
    Media outlets take notice-- first local, then regional and eventually, national. Sure, you''re successful now, but how do you create long-term success for your company? Avoid these red flags like the plague. Achieving and celebrating success is an important--and hugely enjoyable--part of business. Success also has its dark side. Focus.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Media] 6 Must-read Tips for Running a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    This means you have to walk the fine line between getting the word out and annoying everyone on your social media feeds. If you want to start a business, it seems the ideal way to get started would be to have people give you their money solely on the basis of your idea. This is, essentially, how Kickstarter works. Seems too good to be true?
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] Commit To Your Core: 9 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Should Outsource
    This might mean customer service, design, social media marketing or coding. SEO, SEM and Social Media Marketing. The following is a guest post by Scott Dinsmore. Scott is an entrepreneur, Personal Freedom Coach and value investor. Read more of his articles at Reading For Your Success or grab his free eBook. Without it I'd be nowhere.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
    [Media] The end of the (startup) world as we know it
    think it’s important to understand that there is a new startup reality, that this reality is not based on fads, but represents a fundamental shift — i.e., there is no going back. First, startups are a global phenomenon. Second, startups are cheaper to start. Third, startups are social. Fourth, startups are data-intelligent.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Cult of Product: Marketing Isn't Just For Losers Who Pay For Sex
    It's becoming a cliche to say your product is your marketing, in an era where customers trust each other more than they do media. The following is a guest post by Mike Troiano. Mike is a former New York ad man turned venture-funded entrepreneur, now a Principal at Boston-based Holland-Mark. Product, product, product. And it's all true. Ready?
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Media] What Greek Startups Can Teach the World
    At DWEN, the words of Lakshmi Pratury, the founder of Ixoraa Media , really struck me: “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.”. Inspired by Riots. Whitehill is founder of Entrepreneur Week , the Greek version of which was inspired by riots protesting the country’s austerity moves. Check the P-List.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Media] Five Essential Clauses No Employee Handbook Should Be Without
    Social Media Policies. With social media continuing to make strides in business environments, employers must decide how to handle professional accounts. by Rob Wilson, CEO of Employco USA. It’s a crucial part of running a business that can greatly help diminish legal issues. Anti-Discrimination Policies. Digital Property.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] Make Yourself More Marketable on LinkedIn
    Overall, LinkedIn is the best social media platform for entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals. Somewhere along the line you started treating it more like a resume. It's time to fix that. Unfortunately, your LinkedIn profile may not be helping you to create those connections. Revisit your goals. Step 2. Layer in your keywords.
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy
    Despite the fact that Apple had/has industry leading hardware margins on its incredible computing products, Apple felt the need to take 30% of the revenue that was created by its app ecosystem as well as 30% of the revenue from media rentals and sales. However, Amazon owns a digital media business built around Kindle.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] The 2015 Digital Marketing Rule Book. Change or Perish.
    Why not go from trying to have a Gatorade ad on every TV sports event in the hopes that I'm watching to doing that plus doing social media right and have a direct relationship with me? Oh, and you are right that people bought Kenneth Cole stuff even after the insensitive tweet because only a few people are on Social Media. Get it?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Tekes Launches Tempo - Puts Feedback Into Practice
    Services and products could work in the possible business areas of social media, games, location based services and cloud services. Tekes , the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, has launched a new financing program to support growth companies developing mobile services and applications - Tempo.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012
    [Media] 5 Reasons People Unfollow You on Twitter
    In social media, it's a terrible idea. Curb these top five annoying Twitter habits. Your followers will thank you. Why should you care whether @MindaZetlin follows you on Twitter or not? You shouldn't. But if these five annoying habits are turning me off, there's a good chance I'm not the only one. Exciting news! Version 5.3 just released!"
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Media] Venture Capital Survey - Silicon Valley Fourth Quarter 2010
    In general, the software industry had the best valuation related-results in 4Q10, followed by the cleantech, hardware and internet/digital media industries, while the lifescience industry trailed. Internet/Digital Media. By Barry J. Kramer and Michael J. Patrick of Fenwick & West LLP. Overview of Fenwick & West Results. Observation.?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011
    [Media] Breaking The Feel-Good Addiction: 12 Steps To Get You On The Path To Achieving Big Things
    Tame the social media beast. Social media can be just as time consuming as watching TV. That’s one reason social media is so addicting — it’s like experiencing human hugs all day long. Social media can quickly move from a social communication to an obsessive compulsive disorder. That’s my big issue with social media.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs April Sixteen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [Media] Turn Your Toughest Customer Into Your Biggest Fan
    Instead, they tell everyone else; their families, friends, and everyone in their social media networks. These 7 tips will help you transform your most difficult clients into big marketing victories. Watch out! Here comes Gladys. Or maybe it's Tim, Nelly, or Nigel. Is it possible to convert this cantankerous customer into a fan?
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010
    [Media] When you can’t create a social object…
    Ability to flood the market via all channels (including social media) doesn’t help either because everyone else can do it too. Your next best option is to create an adjacent social object. Good example – pick any product from Apple. Almost every one of them is designed to serve as a social object. In fact, it gets better. Author.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MUCKER LAB  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] Prevailing Wisdom
    2013 – “Media and content is a hit driven business – we simply don’t invest in it”. (?????). 1994 – “Consumers are fickle and unpredictable. Consumer products and services are hit driven, it’s really hard to build a scalable consumer company”. Internet). eBay). Evernote, Dropbox). 1999 – “The search engine game is over”. Google). Everything).
  • DAVID TETEN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Join us at Venture Shift NY conference, November 17
    Michael Lazerow, CEO and founder of  Buddy Media. I hope to see you on November 17 at  Venture Shift NY , hosted by  Vator and  Bullpen Capital.  We’ll be at  Le Poisson Rouge in New York, and will kick off at 4 pm with an open wine bar until 10 pm.  I’ll be speaking about our approach to investing. David Tisch of TechStars.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] Speak at the 2013 Lean Startup Conference
    Publicists and those seeking PR and media attention should look elsewhere. * As you''re refining your talk idea, bear in mind this IMPORTANT point: when we refer to "the Lean Startup," we mean specifically the set of ideas that Eric and others have articulated for testing, validating, and learning quickly. Again, here’s the new form.
  • KEVIN DEWALT  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
    [Media] Boston Tragedy & Why Entrepreneurs Do What We Do
    Tim and I first met in 2006 while serving as advisers on a National Science Foundation investment panel.  A year later he founded Buzzient , a company that provides Social Media Analytics & Social CRM services. For every great week of media coverage, new customer, or round of funding there can be months and years of toiling in obscurity.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] With solid lineup of customers Wake changing how design teams work
    In private beta, Wake worked with around 70 companies including Yahoo, Twitter, Cisco, Artsy, Medium, and BuzzFeed, as well as a few startups and Scandinavian media houses. Designers are never happy, are they? Chris Kalani, product designer at Facebook for 2.5 think it really resonates with people, so they were eager to try it out.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] Most Americans Hide from Online Advertisers, Says Pew
    Of the 792 American adults Pew surveyed, 86 percent said they cover their tracks by employing one (or more) of the following tactics: clearing their Internet browser, deleting posts on social media, using virtual networks to conceal their IP addresses, and/or encrypting their data. Sorry, marketers.
  • GUY NIRPAZ  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
    [Media] 10 Tips for B2B Sales in the Subscription Economy
    Can they easily share it through social media? Social media has the power to sweep many others and help in distribute your message – and it’s free, so you might as well use in your business favor. 5. The subscription-based economy is thriving.  Keep it simple. Ease of use is a key aspect of the subscription economy.  Enjoy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Media] Now That You've Destroyed Your Reputation, Here's How to Fix It
    That may mean leveraging the preexisting good things and fine works the executive has done, influencing with our technology, and utilizing our veteran strategists on the Web." If it''s a legal problem, Schiffer says, he has a team of media-savvy attorneys to help leaders get out of legal trouble. "It all requires meticulous care and precision.
  • 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.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneur Questions Answered
    PR: PR is mostly a matter of finding an interesting "hook" that the media finds exciting. Figure out what a listener of the nightly news would find interesting about your product, and use that to pitch multiple media sources. 2. would use PR, contests and sampling. 1. Conduct contests on Facebook. Sampling. Within the premium (i.e.,
  • 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.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Media] The Myth of SXSW: Why the conference was, is and always will be about people, not about the next big thing
    Its also why you can probably cut your social media strategist budget in half when it comes to the app and brand arms race this conference has become. I just back from my fifth SXSW and if my voice is any indicator, I had a great time. It stems from the Austin conference's reputation for being a kingmaker. What happened in '07. 17 years?
  • 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. Customer-centric.  Disciplined.  Focus equals discipline. Nice. 5. Strategic.  Talented. 
  • DSHEN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
    [Media] YCombinator and Their Convertible Note - 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!
  • ENTREPRENEUR SUCCESS BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
    [Media] What Businesses Can Learn from Howard Stern
    With social media, blogs, wikis, chat rooms, message boards, etc. I never liked Howard Stern when he was on terrestrial radio. He was too crude for me. guess I just didn’t get his sense of humor; I am not a fan of fart jokes and interviews with porn stars. never stayed on the station long enough to hear him out.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Media] Page Speed: Why It’s a Big Tool in Your Page Ranking
    Make sure all media files are optimized to the web. By now, you’ve heard of the importance of SEO for business owners. Get a high page rank, and your business can be easily found on search engines sites, especially the mammoth, Google. But have you heard the new ways Google is deciding these search engine rankings? If a site loads in 2.9
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] Five Career Predictions For 2013
    Instant fact-checking and counter-claims on social media are not just limited to political scandals and natural disasters. by Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Vice President and Managing Director of Apollo Research Institute. We at the Apollo Research Institute see job growth ahead in 2013 – and in some surprising places. She is also the author of.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] A (Modest) Defense of Foursquare
    One of Silicon Alley''s staples is in the media doghouse. billion sale of Tumblr--Silicon Alley''s other grown-up-ish Silicon Alley social-media start-up--as one point of envy for Foursquare employees. Here''s what we shouldn''t forget about the check-in pioneer as it grows up. Foursquare is four years old. The piece points to the $1.1
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Why You Should Launch Your Start-up at CES
    You also have the value of serendipity, which you don't really have in other media. This year, 150 start-ups are angling for the spotlight at the world's biggest tech trade show. Chairman Gary Shapiro explains why. International CES, the world's largest tech trade show, opens today in Las Vegas. In 2013, far more will try their luck.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Media] Ecommerce discovery on mobile – no apps?
    Getting discovered then requires getting a presence in cards, and to me that feels like social media advertising rather than search advertising. It’s been troubling me recently that at first glance the trend towards mobile and the trend within mobile towards apps mitigates against startup ecommerce companies. Mobile Uncategorized
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Small Business Marketing Pillars
    About Patrick Giammarco: I’m a marketing consultant and digital technology and Social Media coach. I am also the owner of PWG Marketing. Enjoy this guest post from Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Patrick Giammarco. photo credit: Sam Beebe, Ecotrust via photopin cc. It’s no secret. These are challenging times for small businesses.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Media] Starting a Web Business with Less than Your Monthly Rent (The $ by $ Guide)
    There are many “landing page” companies, like LaunchRock,  where you can point your domain to a simple landing page that describes what your not yet launched site intends to do, allows you to collect email addresses, and finally allows those email addresses to be shared via social media. How do you get people to even give you input?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] Why founders should never sacrifice company culture
    Anthony Del Monte is the CEO and founder of  Squeaky Wheel Media , a Web design and development agency based in NYC, as well as the co-founder of  IHadCancer.com , one of the first social-networking sites for cancer survivors, fighters and supporters. Twelve years later, this remains the same. However, as expected, it comes with a cost.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013
    [Media] We’re All Junkies with a Need for Speed (Does Your Website Deliver?)
    Even if you’re genuinely interested in the content, the media age has culminated in the Internet, creating a sense of right-now entitlement, for better or for worse. Sometimes there is a simple answer to a problem that is hard to identify because of its obviousness. Why haven’t your leads been converting? Are you marketing methods dull?
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [Media] The Upside of the Downside
    Related Posts: When the going gets tough… Advice for Tough Times – From Tom Peters Times UK Ways to distinguish yourself – #122 Overestimate people with potential minus experience Lessons from creating a social media powered eBook The Case for Listening. Nothing happens in a straight line. Inspiration for the future.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Media] Thinglink Partners With SoundCloud
    The technology is in use by Finnish media companies such as Nelonen and Aller Media. Thinglink today announced that they have partnered with the Berlin based SoundCloud to enable embedding of sound files to images. Thinglink has grown its clientele over previous months and hired new people on board.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] Why I Like the Sequester (Despite Flight Delays)
    Hearing the cries of the public and the media, it is taking action. Believe it or not, American politicians are starting to think like business people. And that''s a good thing. It''s 1893. In 1933, my grandfather, suffering from the Great Depression, destitute in New York, resorts to theft in order to feed his family. Poor me! have opinions.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [Media] 6 ways to monetize a user-based business model
    As we’ve grown, we’ve added a number of items to our marketing platform that includes mobile and desktop websites, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), paid search technology for optimizing online media buys across desktop and mobile devices, display advertising, local maps optimization and review management. – Shane Snow , Contently.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010
    [Media] Announcing First Round’s Investment in GroupMe
    Both groups signed up for the deal, as did Lerer Media Ventures, and several other prominent angels—including Josh Stylman and Pete Hershberg, who backed my previous company. He introduced himself and we kept in touch through all the various social media channels—until I heard he was leaving Gilt.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] A Business Plan That Will Win Capital: 5 Steps
    Here are some options: You might go after those new customers by designing a new product tailored to those customers’ needs; you could make a product that meets their basic needs and charge a much lower price; or you could sell your existing product using a social media strategy. Your start-up is off to the races. Can you make payroll?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] How Retro Prices Can Deliver Cutting-Edge Profits
    Being the low-cost provider is never easy--especially when you're a start-up. But the Retro Fitness line of gyms beat the odds. Here's how. A low-cost pricing strategy is tough to swing when you own a small business and there is little scale to economize. You're too small. So I found someone who thinks--and definitely acts--differently.
  • 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!
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Doing It Wrong
    Unless it is not really a blog but an online media outlet. There has been a little talk about the growth of Atlanta startup blogs. It is fantastic, here are my current favs. The not so fantastic is that a number of people that are blogging about startups in Atlanta are just flat out doing it wrong. Consider me a savior. Comment. Be a person.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010
    [Media] Fun and Games with BigDoor
    We recently invested in a Seattle company called BigDoor Media. The founder/CEO Keith Smith wrote a wonderful love story about the deal which was picked up by the WSJ VC Dispatch in a post titled  A Summer Romance Between Founder And Venture Capitalist ? BigDoor straddles our Glue and Distribution themes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] What's Happening With Tech Start-up M&As in 2013
    According to M&A analyst firm Mergermarket, deals in technology, media, and telecommunications , which it calls TMT, are well up year over year. Take out Liberty Media''s acquisition of Virgin Media early in the year and the total loses another $16 billion out. The year seems to have gotten off to a resoundingly good start.
  • ROB GO  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Media] Using Capital as a Weapon
    These companies drive up the cost of customer acquisition for everyone, drive up the cost of acquiring talent, soak up the attention of the media and BD partners, drop prices, scare off other VC’s who don’t want to short fund the #2 player, etc. Raising venture capital is not an end to itself. Capital Capital is an enabler.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Opera Gets Into One-Click Mobile Payments With New Partnership
    The next step for us will be the integration of our Onebip mobile payment service to let merchants and other media companies to make the most of all the ways to monetize their services through the Opera Mini browser,” says Gianluca D’Agostino, CEO, Neomobile in Opera's press release.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] 8 Ways to Make Friends at Work
    It''s tempting to pretend you can use social media, email and texting to present a more attractive persona to the world. Technology has changed the rules, but the underlying truths remain the same. Making friends at work (or anywhere else) is easy. Here''s my take on this: 1. Smile, with your body and mind. Be genuinely curious. Be yourself.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] Quality, Not Quantity: 7 Tried-And-True Tools For Building Strong Customer Relationships
    Advanced technology, social media, CRM software, and other tools are changing the way companies market their brand and products. by  Gareth Cartman , Director of Digital Marketing at Clever Little Design. Build Rapport with Clients. Everyone that works at your company is a potential representative of your brand and your products.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
    [Media] Paul Carr’s Ironic Take on New York
    Is the media business getting disrupted? Will we still likely be watching TV and consuming media 20 years from now? Just because the New York Times might be a fraction of the size it is at that time, doesn’t mean the business of media is dead, or that New York will die with it. What does Carr do for a living again? Certainly.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor
    Entrepreneurs should also use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) to find someone they know who knows an investor, network and get an intro. What is wonderful about this interview is that I got Tom on the record on: what angels look for and how they work? lessons learned from his days as an entrepreneur. The video link is here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Media] 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013
    Pincus, with a background blogging about design and working for large media companies, is in charge of strategy and focused on scouting new initiatives and partnerships. They're busy working on everything from ingenious devices to artificial intelligence to truly targeted mobile advertising. It's going to be a big year for these women.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [Media] End of an Era: Intel Exits the Motherboard Business
    There are two seminal moments in m personal history that explain why I ended up in the technology industry. The second event was prying open my computer, not the TRS-80 that I learned BASIC on, and swapped out components. An entirely new world opened up to me when I learned about all the cool things you could do with the BIOS.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Media] Agility Is The Key To Survival In Good Times And Bad
    With social media and smart phone conversations, real product information spreads at astounding speeds. Most small businesses are trying to forget the recent recession, and get back to “business as usual.” They don’t realize that business as usual is gone forever. Bureaucracy can appear quickly in startups as well as large companies.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Side Hustle and Flow Interview Series: Alexandra Levit
    Later, I moved to Chicago and became a vice president at Edelman, a top global PR agency, and focused on creating online campaigns in the early days of social media. So far we have profiled Chandoo , Willie Jackson , Dan Schawbel , Laurie Gay , Carmen Sognonvi , Desiree Adaway , Gwen Morrison ,  Jenny Blake and Glen Southern. Why or why not?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: What Would Mom (and Pop) Do?
    Mom and Pop pay very little attention to the latest business books, the most popular blogs, or the current theories about social media marketing, but they do pay very close attention to one thing in particular: how much black ink is there at the bottom of the monthly income statement and how can that be improved next month? What would mom do?
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