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  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] If You Want to Start a Business But Don’t Know What Business to Start
    We connected through social media because I needed to find an expert to recommend, and Joel’s my expert on this subject. And I’m sticking with that story. But there is also an exception to that rule worth noting: it’s called a franchise. So that’s a special case. Don’t know which business to start?
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] 500 Startups Hits the Accelerator Pedal (and Program) Again
    Thats the image that you should take away from the funds press release today with a headline that invokes The Fast and the Furious at least. Speed, risk, victory - you get the picture. Those winners are StoryTree , Culture Kitchen , and Volta. The full list is below). Launch early and often," quipped McClure, "and promote early and often."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 4 Creative Ways to Grow Your Business Using the Web
    Social media is time consuming, and--in my experience--rarely correlates directly to increased sales. Take your business further than your budget. Think imaginatively to market your business online. AdWords and paid listings can be costly, and take time to get right. Here are a few to get started: Sign up to be a pick-up zone for Amazon.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] 10 (More) Things Successful People Believe
    Access is nearly unlimited; you can connect with almost anyone through social media. Successful people think about their work differently than most. Here are some of the beliefs they said we missed in a previous story. Remarkably successful people share a number of perspectives and beliefs. listed those beliefs recently in this article.
  • MUCKER LAB  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] Software Eating Industries
    yes, outside of media, LA is really a blue collar town). 'A little more than one year ago, Marc Andreessen wrote a seminal piece which has defined venture investing and entrepreneurship since. Instead of funding or founding enterprise software companies – these new startups are increasingly hybrids.  Yes, the stakes are much higher this time.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Why the Once-Hot IPO Market Suddenly Went Cold
    Twitter , the erstwhile social media star, has seen its share price fall to near an all-time low. 'As the air comes out of the tech bubble, promising tech companies hold their breath to see what comes next before going public. In fact, expect more IPO-eager companies to suddenly go quiet, experts say.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Angels on Madison Avenue
    Ad firms such as Ignited, Rockfish Interactive, and kbs+p have recently begun investing in media and technology start-ups. It makes sense, given that they already spend a good deal of time scouting media and tech start-ups to stay hip to the latest marketing technology. The investments have ranged from $50,000 to $500,000.)
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Media] PayPal puts a new spin on social commerce with Shoptimist
    I’ve been talking for a while about my assertion that the future of media is Us. Tags: Social Marketing/Media facebook paypal shoptimist social commerce PayPal has announced a new service they are calling Shoptimist. Looks like there are some bugs going on but its new so I’ll give them a pass. It’s just not.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] Meet the New Masters of Cash Flow
    Specifically, Simon founded FastPay last year to provide near-instant financing for digital media businesses, who often need to lay out significant chunks of cash when doing an ad-buy. A client that needs to front the money—if they don't have a large pool of capital to keep investing in media, they can't grow," Simon says.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Media] 3 Things Beginning Conversion Optimizers Completely Miss The Mark On
    His team decided to take the experience further by including more media in future iterations, but ultimately found there was “no substantial difference” between the rich media, and simple pages on mobile devices – going to show, you never really know unless you test. Let’s test button colors? Or maybe call to action text ?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Will That Prospect Buy From You?
    Social media contact. person with whom you are communicating on a social media network, such as Facebook or LinkedIn. In terms of creating trust, for example, a face-to-face meeting (as in a “social contact” lead) at a conference trumps a series of online interactions (as in a “social media contact” lead).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] Steve Jobs and Bernie Madoff: What They Have in Common
    Jobs successively disrupted the computing, communication, media, and entertainment businesses. 'You might not think these two have any similarities, but turns out they do. What do Bernie Madoff and Steve Jobs have in common? More than you think. Madoff helped build the Nasdaq exchange, where Apple shares trade to this day.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Media] Productivity@Work Resource: Keep Your Communications Safe and Secure
    The more online communications tools you use—website, blog, social media, and more—the more access hackers have to your network and computers. Comcast Business Class Internet gives you the tools you need to keep your business safe from online threats.
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
    [Media] Nike's New Ad: The Hymn of Individualism
    Nike has come out with a brilliant new video featuring LeBron James, an athlete whose personal brand and popularity plunged after the media spectacle he created when he announced his decision to join the Miami Heat. He confronts his critics by looking into the camera and asking a simple question: "What should I do?" It's not for parents.
  • START UP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Media] Startup School Melbourne – 3 seats left.
    Social media tools. If you’re planning a Corporate Escape or are an early stage entrepreneur. Then 2 day event I’m running is an investment worth considering. For a very simple reason: It’ll save you many thousands in getting your idea to market and real revenue quicker. Here’s some feedback from attendees of last years event: When?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 17 Unspoken Rules Of LinkedIn Etiquette
    On most social media networks, it seems like anything goes. Things are a little more loose on Facebook and Twitter, but LinkedIn is strictly professional, giving it a different kind of status when it comes to etiquette. You have to be careful about what you put out there, how you make your requests, and remember to be polite. Be personal.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Media] RelationshipGames Help Revive Romance
    The game was translated into Finnish as part of the localization deal with Finnish Terve Media, which published the game on their online portals (helistin.?, Potential business partners include media companies and organizations that offer relationship-related content and information. RelationshipGames is built for couples. kimallus.?
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] Start Me Up
    In a corner furnished with groovy neon-colored stuffed chairs sits Idealab’s biggest current success story, UberMedia, a 50-employee social media company that makes products includ- ing UberSocial, the world’s most popular Twitter app for your phone. Pasadena Magazine August 2012  (click here for the original article). Written by Maria Russo.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Walking through closed doors
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Walking through closed doors. Posted Monday, April 11, 2011. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Whimsy. comment: Imisms. Hahaha! like it! April 12, 2011 8:51 AM. Post a Comment. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: YouTube meme: S**t People Say
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. YouTube meme: S**t People Say. Satire isn’t always cruel, and mostly these videos are not. Satire does throw life into sharp relief, and these videos, a cross-section for my VC:VC theme certainly do. Yes, we do!
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Media] Cracking The Code: In search of Europe's next tech stars.
    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. Wednesday, August 03, 2011. In search of Europes next tech stars. short interview on Bloomberg about where I see venture opportunities in Europe. at 11:03 AM. 11:39 PM.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
    [Media] Visionaries, Fighters and Pretenders
    It is more than simply the TechCrunch cycle of hype; it is the mainstream media mentions, the sky high valuations, and even a Hollywood movie or two to boot.  In any hot sector or economic cycle, there are three communities.  The first are the people toiling in obscurity before any trend appears.  They were in the game to change it.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Media] We Do Not Have a Job Shortage, We Have a Skills Shortage
    Despite the carping of politicians or media, our biggest problems are not taxes, energy security, size of government, entitlements, health care, etc.  Most people are focused on the number of unemployed in the US currently.  With our current unemployment rate of 9.1% (13.9 million jobs available.  million jobs will most likely go unfilled. 
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Media] Austin Tech Happy Hour This Thursday
    Perhaps you recently read about the happy hour when Mashable posted their national list of 24 professional organizations and events for social media strategists ? Our first Austin Tech Happy Hour of the year is coming up this Thursday, February 3rd at Molotov. Event management for Austin Tech Happy Hour, Feb 2011 powered by Eventbrite.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
    [Media] RenewData Unveils eDiscovery Acceleration Platform
    With the release of the first platform module, RenewData has already established extraordinary efficiencies in its extraction and processing of backup media. The Company has seen significant reduction in time during the extraction and processing efforts for backup media. Banc of America Securities, et al.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How To Properly Plan For Technology Projects
    Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. 'by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok). Too often, IT firms focus on creating a solution before understanding the problem. Also ask how well they managed meeting deadlines and budgets.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [Media] Five Ways Retailers Can Get Noticed In Crowded Online Marketplaces
    In this era of social media, word of mouth means more than ever. 'By Mike Effle, CEO of  Vendio. More and more retailers are discovering that online marketplaces like Etsy, eBay, and Amazon Marketplace can be cost-effective, high-volume sales channels offering exposure to millions of potential customers. Sell products that stand out.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Teen A Master Of Their Money? Or Slave To It?
    From lemonade stands to mowing lawns of the past to internet marketing and social media services of today, encourage the young people in your life to find creative ways to start their own businesses. by Sharon Lechter, founder of Pay Your Family First. The teen jobless rate is two to three times worse than the national average. Nothing good!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] [Review] Knock ‘Em Dead: Secrets & Strategies For Success In An Uncertain World
    There’s also great advice on how you can leverage online and offline community and professional networks – such as LinkedIn – as well as social media tools, as well as quickly get into conversations with the people that do matter in the hiring process. You are MeInc, a brand new start-up with a successful future to be won.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Do Agencies Need A Moral Compass?
    They don’t care that your media team has the flu. by Uwe Hook, BatesHook. Many people in our industry are thinking about the future of agencies. Mitch Joel wrote a nice piece. spoke about it before. The majority of pundits agree that any successful agency has to be agile. That’s where the moral compass comes in. Period. I know, gasp!)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] 3 Lessons from YouTube's Programming Disaster
    As obvious as it now seems, building and maintaining a media channel is a process that not only never ends but which requires continuous investment--not simply for marketing but for new production costs as well. And a third thing would be that even the most committed and dedicated user/viewer has a finite amount of time to consume media.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
    [Media] Belmont Stakes: Why Entrepreneurs Will Never Bet the Favorite
    Brian Zuercher, a serial entrepreneur who is the CEO of VenueSeen, a social-media-management tool, agrees. Roman Scharf, co-founder & CEO of Talenthouse, a social media marketing company and influential online community headquartered in Palo Alto, California, says that risk is good for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Deliver the Best Speech of Your Life
    crowd can feel if something is forced or poorly executed, so invest your time in messaging and media that work for your storytelling style. 'What separates all-star presenters from rookies? The tricolon, fillers, and Will Ferrell have something to do with it, but there''s more. Here''s the thing about speeches: 99 percent of them are average.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] Holy $#%&: Cursing at Work Might Be Okay
    Passion is subjective—one person’s passion is another person’s crazy,” said Scott Stratten, business author and social media marketing expert. CEO David Farr was taken to task last week for his use of four-letter words. What does your choice to profane or not profane say to your audience? From the Inc.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Rovio laying off 16% of workforce
    With the news, Rovio says they will be focusing on their three key businesses with the highest potential: games, media, and consumer products. 'Rovio , once the metaphor for the new Finnish jobs sector, isn''t itself immune to layoffs. Focusing on strengths. I''m interested in your thoughts.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Media] Marketing To Retailers
    few trade media outlets you might consider, especially if you’re attending an upcoming trade show : Baby & Children’s Product News. I saw this ad in Baby & Children’s Product News and immediately tore it out and scanned it into my computer. Cleverly and concisely, I might add. Any questions? Didn’t think so.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Media] The Case for Ending Sales Commissions
    related change in sales is the impact of social media on your company’s reputation. 'Changes in the way salespeople work and the way their performance is managed could render traditional commission plans obsolete. As the article noted, “To many in the highly competitive world of sales, such a move is tantamount to blasphemy.”
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
    [Media] Ways to Distinguish Yourself #218 – Look for Lesson #2
    One day, Patricia Lambert from the media giant IPC reached out and made an offer to buy the “Student” magazine for 80,000 Pounds PLUS Richard will get a job to continue as editor of the magazine. Richard Branson (no introduction needed) shares a story from his early entrepreneur days in his book “ Business Stripped Bare.”
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Seven :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    Image YiShian | Photography via Flickr Good stuff I found this week: How to monitor social media mentions in five minutes a day - step by step directions for setting up a powerful listening station. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Who's Managing the Reputation Managers? (Avoid Bogus Reviews and Bottom-Feeders)
    Schneiderman’s announcement today that 19 firms would be fined $350,000 for posting completely bogus reviews on such social media sites as Yelp and Facebook. 'I have to believe even legendary huckster P.T. Barnum would be appalled by New York State Attorney General Eric T. I''d opt for the latter. The Scarlet Letter should be applied.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Media] Think of Your Website Like A First Date
    So make sure your site sells without overselling.Make it easy for your visitors to engage you on their terms with many ways to reach out--click-to-chat, 800 numbers and a range of social media. 'Your goal is to earn a second date. Four steps to make sure they come back for more. Same goes for your website. Make a great first impression.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
    [Media] 5 ways to build company culture with a virtual team
    While companies like Google instill a company culture through a giant, all-encompassing campus, that’s not so practical when you need to hire a designer in the Czech Republic and a social media expert in Chicago. For every desk-bound cubicle-dweller, the dream is to work from home. No physical demands. No need to look over your shoulder.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
    [Media] The Big, Important Startup Lesson From The Recent Google Leadership Shuffle
    In fact, it’s impossible to not have heard this news, as it’s being shouted in every major media channel (online and offline) there is. As you’ve heard, there’s been some big announcements at Google recently (announced during their earnings call). So, what’s the big lesson here for startups? What do you think?
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011
    [Media] 10 Lessons in Leadership from a WORLD CHAMPION!
    He knew he would have been crucified by the media and then whatever would have been left of him, would have been handed to the general public. Leadership is everywhere. It shows up in organizations, within families and in sports. The Team. High Expectations. Playing in front of 35,000 Cricket crazy fans making deafening noise is never easy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] Net Neutrality Ruling a Blow to Web Startups
    In the absence of such rules, for example, a company like Time Warner could block its competitors'' websites, or charge its customers for premium service, privileging content from large media companies while squeezing out individual bloggers. 'A D.C. UPDATED at 3:40 p.m. In Verizon v. FCC , the U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Shama Kabani
    She is also the author of the bestseller The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and an international speaker. The president of the Zen Marketing Group explains how being an entrepreneur is similar to being a newlywed, and other great advice she's received. Some are helpful—hire people who have a proven track record. Differentiate or die.
  • BUSINESS PLAN BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012
    [Media] What is a Social Enterprise?
    'You may have heard the term “social enterprise” being discussed in the business world; but what does it really mean?  A social enterprise is the joining of a social cause with a business activity.  Between the two profit extremes lie the social enterprises.  Together, the variety of social enterprises represent a paradigm shift in business motives. 
  • MARKETING JUNKIE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] How to Use Facebook Questions to Do Market Research in Three Simple Steps
    For Facebook users, you can implement Questions on your business fan page to interact with customers as part of their social media strategy. Every marketer knows the power of asking your prospects, customers or clients their opinions about your products, services, branding, advertising, marketing or business. By Anita Wong. About the Author.
  • JOURNEY OF A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Media] Research: Customer Engagement Strategies
    One needs to have detailed statistics about who they are, what media channels they follow and what their ultimate goals are. . I was doing some research on customer engagement strategies and as usual, the information is spread over far too many sources. Quora: What are some customer engagement strategies for web services? Answer: [link]. -.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
    [Media] FinTech Innovation Lab Launch Event – June 2, 2011
    How are you allowing employees to interact with social media? LYONS: We allow them to use social media on their personal devices (laughter). The new FinTech Innovation Lab , an annual program run by the New York City Investment Fund and Accenture, had their launch event on Thursday night. Previously CTO, Goldman Sachs. Maria Gotsch.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] Win Bigger in 2012: Analyze Your 3 Best Sales
    And for people selling in more fluid industries–such as media, logistics, digital marketing and services–the change cycle can feel like a turbine. Use these questions to analyze your recent sales performance--both wins and losses--to get more wins in 2012. “Learn from your mistakes.” Who from their side must you meet?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] Simple Move That Will Make You a Better Leader
    His goals were to learn more about the company''s evolving sales process, bond with as many new employees as possible, and encourage people to use social media as a way to get the word out about BlueGrace. 'Get a radically different perspective on your employees and your business with this easy strategy. The move was hugely educational.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
    [Media] [Asia][Event] Echelon 2013 Agenda, Speaker Lineup And Pitching Startups Revealed
    Last week its organizers, tech media and events platform e27 , finally announced its full speaker lineup, agenda and the participating startups pitching for the title of Echelon 2013′s Most Promising Startup. Young Upstarts is a media partner of Echelon 2013. Conference. You can find the full agenda here. MathSpace (Australia).
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] ClipMe in 15 Seconds
    Once ready, the video can be shared over social media for everyone to see. The rapper is very popular among the youth and is known for strong social media activity. Finnish ClipMe has a speciality of its own. ClipMe allows you to create 15 second video stories with friends. To put it simple, it really is all about having fun.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] The Real Reason Amazon Announced Delivery Drones Last Night
    If you figure Amazon got 30 30-second commercials'' worth of time, you can estimate that it got about $3 million worth of "earned" media. 'It might have something to do with $3 million in free advertising on Cyber Monday. He called the service Amazon Prime Air. The thing is, Amazon Prime Air won''t be available for many years.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Business a Mac or a PC?
    Tori Keyes is the CEO of Plastick Media in North Hollywood, Calif., There's a fierce debate raging among small business owners and in this grudge match, there's no gray area. Which side are you on? There’s a fierce debate among business owners that dates back to the dawn of time (well, almost). a start-up with five employees.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009
    [Media] Revenge of the Nerds? Why Madison Avenue Is Going Tech
    On one side, he has techno-media companies like Google, Yahoo and MSN using technology and data to eat into the traditional ad agency value chain.  Ad Age reported this week on the gauntlet that has been thrown down by GroupM, WPP's major media buying organization.  But his industry is under siege from the Nerds. 
  • WHITETAIL SOFTWARE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013
    [Media] MicroConf 2013
    You can get 50 by scratching and clawing (see things that don’t scale) and 25 more with guest posts and social media. 'Jason Cohen led off the conference with a talk about building a “money machine” that brings in $10,000/mo. Jason crushed it. Rob burned it down. Welcome to my retro-diary for MicroConf 2013. Learning. Teach.
  • VC CAFE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
    [Media] Israel’s Stergen Raises $1.8 Million From VIZRT to Make 2D TV into 3D TV
    VIZRT develops content production tools for the digital media industry – from award-winning 3D graphics & maps through integrated video workflow solutions and online publishing tools. million round led by VIZRT , a Norwegian corporation. This is not the first time this nordic company is exposed to Israeli broadcasting technology.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] 5 Ways To Save Money When Starting A Small Business
    When you first launch, skip the expensive marketing strategies and focus on what’s free – namely, social media marketing. by David Bakke. Fortunately, there are ways to save on startup costs when launching your venture, and it’s in your best interests to investigate them. Buy Used. Trade Your Services. Market for Free.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] Use the Power of Positivity to Gain the Competitive Advantage
    Get on social media. 'Happiness can have a huge impact on your business, from the employees to the customers. The founding fathers were onto something. The pursuit of happiness matters more than ever, especially in business. Your intelligence rises. Your creativity rises. Your energy levels rise. Employee Happiness. No sweat, right?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
    [Media] If I Gave You a $100,000 Marketing Budget, What Would You Do With It?
    Social Media. 'Let’s face it: developing a marketing budget for a small business is usually not a very big priority. Typically, we just don’t have enough money to warrant having a formal marketing budget. Sometimes we just ignore doing one because it’s depressing. Why bother? The answer is quite simple. Marketing Strategy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [Media] Why Are E-Book Subscription Start-Ups So Hot?
    For Adler, the real competition is other media sources like movies and music. 'New players are piling into the e-book subscription biz. But wait--don''t libraries already lend e-books for free? For $8.99 While many frontlist titles won''t be included in the subscription, they will be available for purchase through Scribd. And it''s free.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Media] How to Manage Millennials
    The 26-employee company, which sells an application that lets barhoppers scout out the ratio of male to female patrons at local nightspots, has younger employees in the IT department who are keyed in to social media and are always connected by smartphone. Thirtysomethings prefer email, instant messaging, and videoconferencing.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Media] How To Have A Future-Proof Mobile Strategy For Your Business
    But that doesn’t mean you pour all your time, energy and money into developing the mobile app and reduce focus on other engagement channels like social media, websites, traditional marketing, etc. 'by  Vishal Gumber , founder of  Appsquare. Assess the strategic impact of the mobile app development initiative on your organization as a whole.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] Check Out Facebook's New NYC Office
    The downtown address places Facebook in the same building as several other companies at the intersection of media and technology, including AOL, TechCrunch, and Adweek. 'As the company moves its 300 New York employees to a hip downtown location, these behind-the-scenes photos show a remarkable office transformation.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Media] The Complete Small Business Marketer's SEO Toolkit :: Small.
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] 3 Great Books on the Art of Selling
    Cialdini''s book will remind you that, long before social media came to epitomize all forms of viral marketing, there was Tupperware. 'Leadership guru Daniel Pink recently listed his favorite sales books. Here''s a brief look at the top three. Here''s a brief look at his top three picks: 1. Is it unexpected? Does it tap emotions? The catch?
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Why You Don’t Need to Go Viral to Make Video Marketing Work
    Most get around 100-300 views, but site traffic is growing, subscribers are up 75% and I’m seeing increased social media engagement. photo credit: ARMLE via photopin cc. viral video is the dream of many marketers and business owners. One smash hit can transform a business’s reach overnight. The myth of viral for small business.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Who Rule By Gut Instinct Usually Lose
    There is so much positive feedback on the value of involving customers in product development, and the use of social media for crowd feedback, at a very low cost, that’s it hard to argue that one person could have more insight alone, and be right more often. It’s been downhill from there. recent book by Thomas H. The power of culture.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Slopestyle
    'The opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is a great opportunity to think about competition, performance, and creativity. Winter athletes dazzle us with their skill and endurance, and amaze us with their ability to perform under intense pressure. Slopestyle has been generating some controversy in the past few weeks. Skills.  Originality.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Who Are Your Online Competitors? Find Out for Free
    Finally, ensure that you are first to market by promoting your value-add content on social media platforms and industry websites. Discover opportunities that online competitors haven't yet found by using these free analysis tools. Follow the steps below to find opportunities to outperform your competition using free analysis tools.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Media] 5 Popular eCommerce Trends That Might Be Costing You Conversions
    'From image carousels to social media logins, trends spread like wildfire in the eCommerce industry. But, have you ever stopped to question the business implications of following these trends? Everyone has that thing on their website,’ you think, “So it must be working!”. But that logic is flawed. Break free from the herd mentality. Result?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011
    [Media] Why I Invested in Gogii (textPlus) – My First Ever Later Stage Deal
    And Michael Kirby as EVP of Corp Dev was formerly an EVP at Fox Interactive Media, VP at Fox Sports, director of biz dev at ESPN not to mention a Yale undergrad, Wharton MBA. This is a post I’ve been dying to write for 18 months. know this because you’re not a young teenager. See, I originally lost this deal. But I never gave up.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] The annual blogging break and what’s on tap for next year
    We the media. 'Well, its that time of year again and I’ll be taking a break from the blogging business. have to say this year has been a great year for me to have a place to share what I’ve been experiencing ( selling Engauge , starting Dragon Army , etc) and I thank you guys for going on this journey with me. Blogging
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
    [Media] Profium Signs A Million Euro Deal With AFP
    Finnish software company Profium , creating solutions for the media industry, has signed a million euro deal with AFP (Agence France-Presse). AFP is the world's oldest news press and they create news in six different languages, around the clock, around the world. The deal enables AFP to take Profium's Metadata Server into global use.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Media] LinkedIn, Pusher and more offer their APIs to help EE explore future LTE apps at UK 4G hackathon
    As preparations for the event continue and the 130 or so entrants brush up on their coding skills, the API partners have now been confirmed as Pusher , a cloud service that adds real-time functionality to Web and mobile apps, PeerIndex , a social media analytics company, LinkedIn and Wikitude , creators of one of the first AR platforms and browsers.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Achieving hyper growth from Europe: Lessons from SoundCloud and Klarna [Video]
    'At last week’s The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam, Liam Boogar from TNW media partner Rude Baguette moderated a panel discussion on ‘Hyper Growth from Europe’ with a pair of Swedish entrepreneurs, SoundCloud co-founder Alex Ljung and Klarna co-founder Niklas Adalberth. Top image credit: Thinkstock.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Media] Live Stream from the TWS 2010 Conference, 10 Startup Finalists and 2 Winners
    Concealium DynamicShield™ product line is a data-centric protection platform that is independent of the data format, the transport method or the media where the data is stored. This could be particularly good for small businesses that can’t afford personal support. Led by Omer Ginor. UPDATE: Touchoo won the most promising startup award!
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Clickbooth Sends Me a Couple of Shirts
    In fact, Clickbooth is now a prominent sponsor on my blog, and I’ve in turn been one of the media sponsors of their past 2 parties from Ad:Tech and Affiliate Summit East. It’s been a long time since I last posted. I’ll have more updates on where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing in another post. Free stuff!
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] The Rise of Silicon Roundabout – Tech City UK in 10 Links
    London’s most influential people in Digital media, according to the Evening Standard top 1000 list  [link]. If you haven’t heard about the quick rise of the London startup scene, it’s time you pay attention. Curated view of London startup tweeps (by Twitter account): [link]. link]. Share/Bookmark.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Media] Your Startup Was Acquired. Now What?
    For another perspective, I spoke to Rahim Fazal, co-founder and former CEO of social media marketing company Involver. 'A larger company saw a lot of potential in your startup and convinced you to sell. Congratulations! Now what do you do? I''d be willing to bet getting acquired is something nearly every startup CEO has thought about.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 5 Tricks for Working With Millennials
    best practices for engaging in social media, alerting us to important, breaking trends in the blogosphere that might impact our client base or our firm, or simply showing us what’s new and hot.) 'Your youngest employees are creative, bright.and a complete disaster to manage. Here''s how to turn the mess around. Going to Peppercomm?"
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] The Backward Silicon Valley Thinking You Need to Ignore
    The stories that the media often push are anomalies that don''t represent reality. 'If you pay attention to VCs, you''d think only the young build great companies and a crazy-viral app is the golden ticket. It''s time for a reality check. Sometimes it seems that almost any business based in San Francisco can get venture funding.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] When You Don't Need Data
    ” Shakespeare adds that the company does keep tabs of the photos of the billboard that people share via social media. 'Sometimes even data''s deepest devotees prefer to think beyond numbers. “My job is not to come in and create some stupid metric for everyone to look at.” Foreman obviously recognizes the importance of data.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Media] Why You Should Fear SOPA
    If you just take one slice of this start-up community and think in terms of start-up media businesses, every single last one of them, they're all adopting some sort of social media strategy, essentially allowing users a lot of freedom to do what they want to do," he says. Entrepreneurs have a whole different bag of worries.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
    [Media] 4 Reasons You Need to Use Native Advertising
    In that case, ask the top media properties in your region or industry to pitch your business ASAP. Native advertising is useful for companies on the rise who are doing everything right, and trying to reach a media-conscious target audience that wants to engage online. little over a week ago, I penned an Inc. readers. Here they are: 1.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Can your product help run a global software community or an event business?
    'If you make software that will make our lives, and the lives of our customers, easier, we’re all ears… We are currently starting to rebuild the Business of Software and BLN web sites as well as integrate these sites with our back office, billing, CRM, email marketing, social media, accounting functions etc. As
  • 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.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Pivoting « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    At VideoEgg/Say Media, one of the three parts of the problem became the sole focus. At VideoEgg/Say Media, one of the three parts of the problem became the sole focus. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Pivoting January 10, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in pivoting. You can see the accompanying slides here ). Pivot fast.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [Media] Four New Types of CIO for the Future
    saas microsoft google apps security salesforce.com collaboration google enterprise mobility enterprise security enterprise collaboration mobile cloud computing ibm apple crm oracle cloud blackberry social media iphone sap socialtext work analytics cisco sharepoint social crm android enterprise2.0 What do you think? startupcto
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] How to Discover Your Perfect Target Customer in 5 Steps
    Some of this information will be commonly understood, such as demographics, but much of it will be discovered in your test sessions and though some additional research in more behavioral oriented places such as social media. How to Discover Your Perfect Target Customer in 5 Steps This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunders Act Surprisingly Similar to VCs
    Endorsements were explicit hyperlinks or quotes from outside organizations or new media providing support or legitimacy to projects," Mollick writes. The typical crowdfunding-project backer is more sophisticated than you might think. The results were surprising--and encouraging for proponents of crowdfunding. Verdict: True. Verdict: True.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] How to Make Conference Calls Fun (Sort of)
    How It Works In the email you receive inviting you to a call there's a link you can click that takes you to the visual interface--a place where you can see everyone who's on the call, who is currently talking, as well as each person's social media profiles on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Here's how it works.
  • 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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