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  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
    [Media] Taking an ArcticEvening in Oslo: More beer and networking
    Along with a talk that Greg has prepared on ‘How to pitch to Startup Media’ we’ll providing lots of beer and snacks to help grease those networking gears and keep the evening fun. Our ArcticEvening events for Arctic15 keep going. Come along to MESH AS at Tordenskiolds Gate 3, 0160 in Oslo at 18.30 to join the fun.
  • ONLYONCE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Understanding the Drivers of Success
    One was the massive growth in social media and daily deal sites (huge users of email), which led to more rapid customer acquisition and more rapid customer expansion coupled with less customer churn.  Understanding the Drivers of Success. What does that mean?  — there were two other key drivers.  Visited 1 times, 1 visits today).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] What Would Marissa Mayer Do? Advice for Everyone Else
    Yahoo’s Weather app, which was praised by the media and the general public, and which delivered on Marissa’s promise for a new focus on mobile. She''s about more than public opinion. Here''s how she''s transforming Yahoo. You don''t have to look far to find a Marissa Mayer-bashing article. Just last month, Inc. You do you.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] Need Clarity on a Big Problem? Try This Method
    Next time you face a complex issue, try the blog-post approach. You''ll find it an eye-opening exercise, and the end result will be much more usable in your decision-making process. have a confession to make: I have a love-hate relationship with this column. It goes without saying that I love working with the fine folks at Inc., Less really is more.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
    [Media] Finding Non Obvious Trends
    remember many years ago when the mainstream media jumped on the trend of blogging and then certainly were some of the first to tell us that blogging was dead. remember many years ago when the mainstream media jumped on the trend of blogging and then certainly were some of the first to tell us that blogging was dead.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] 5 Easy Ways to Ignite Your Customer Service This Year
    Years ago, when a fiber line was cut in the Bay Area and our service was interrupted, we turned to social media to let people know what was up and answer their questions. Providing your customers with stellar service can reap benefits for your business all year long. These five ideas can help. Where does all this information live?
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Media] Soylent
    Contradictory research findings that challenged the paradigm were systematically stifled and ignored, and self-interested researchers — as much as Big Food — shaped the research agenda, media reporting on diet, and public perception. I was chatting with John Borthwick a few years ago and he said something that struck me. source. source.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] It May Be Getting Harder to Target Customers on Facebook
    The study predicts that Facebook will not get "Myspace-d" and collapse, but will instead be used in a different way, as other platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr move to the forefront of the social media landscape. According to a Pew Research Center study released on Monday, Facebook is still the most dominant social network.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
    [Media] What to write about on your startup’s blog
    Post to social media. Kostas Papageorgiou  is Paymill ’s resident blogger and a professional blogger and content creator who helps startups grow their online presence through content marketing. This post was originally published on Paymill’s blog. One way to market your startup on the cheap is through blogging. Find out who your audience is.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] 8 Reasons You Should Apologize for Working Too Hard
    Most mornings I spend some time checking out my social media mentions, especially on Twitter. It''s polite, it raises my social media profile , builds my readership, and it''s kind of. If you''re working ridiculous hours, chances are there''s someone at home picking up the slack. And it''s not exactly like you''re having fun--is it?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
    [Media] 5 Tools for Twitter Power Users
    Except the media. Recommendations from a celebrity tweeter who actually writes all of his own tweets. One of my clients (sorry, can’t say who) has over 700,000 Twitter followers, tweets constantly, admits he responds to more DMs than he should, and does it all on his own without the help of a ghost-tweeter. ” 2. “8 a.m.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Cherry Group Acquires Latvian CityLife, Now Claims Over 50% Market Share In Baltics
    Cherry Media , the baltic daily deals group, announces it has acquired CityLife in Latvia, now giving Cherry Media a greater than 50% market share across the Baltic countries. Another recent development is that Cherry Media has banned daily deals aggregators in Lithuania since March, citing brand dilution.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Media] DealMarket.com – Making Private Equity A Big Deal
    The site even integrates social media features, allowing visitors to rate deals and even fellow professionals, share information about deals and network with one another. Online platforms that connect startups and entrepreneurs are common, but one that connects private equity professionals? Not so.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] Why Most Data Is Drivel
    huge consulting company told us they were investing significantly in their social media presence because that''s where they connect with recruits. To truly understand your customers, you need to get an up-close-and-personal view of their experience that Big Data just can''t deliver. The average Inc. reader is positively drowning in data.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Media] Can This E-Commerce Site Charm Gen-Y?
    Young pop-music fans are all online, all the time, and one new website—a hybrid media company and online retail site—is vying for their attention. Lot18's founders are hoping to strike gold again. This time, they're targeting young pop-music fanatics with Popdust. Forget FM radio. Forget cable TV.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] 5 Excuses Costing You Time & Money
    Other entrepreneurs, business groups, church communities, social media groups, friends, and neighbors are all great resources. Letting go of an employee is one of the hardest things a manager can do. But there's no use making excuses. You know it's time to do something about that employee whose performance is consistently lacking. Excuse No.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] How do I get my first few customers?
    There’s all the startup marketing ideas you’d expect: Adverts, split-tests, media splashes, networking, pitch-competitions, inside baseball, creative stunts, SxSW launches, you name it. (Powered by LaunchBit ). Any advice will help. Hmm, you’ve spent a year of your life on something before asking anyone else if they want it?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Media] Rethinking the Way You Plan Events, Weddings, Corporate Meetings, and Parties
    Instead of browsing Social Media or staring off into space, use that time to learn a new skill or become more of an expert in your space. What is Greenvelope? Greenvelope.com is a Seattle based start-up rethinking event planning. It makes planning anything from a corporate event to a wedding simple and organized. wanted to start Greenvelope.
  • CHAGANOMICS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Media] Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition for Quiznos Global LLC shows the chain has about $50,000 in assets and from $500 million to $1 billion in liabilities.
    Horizon Media Inc., an advertising agency in New York, has an unsecured claim for $3.67 What a mess! The Quiznos details emerge: The voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition that Quiznos Global LLC filed Friday shows Quiznos has as much as $50,000 in assets and from $500 million to $1 billion in liabilities. Bank listed as being owed $173.8
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] 20 must-attend tech conferences for female entrepreneurs in 2014
    Rakia Reynolds , Skai Blue Media.  . 6. There’s no better way to find out what’s new in the industry and network with other marketing executives, HR pros and trade media in the industry. Earlier this month, I asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council about the top events for founders in 2014. are below: 1. Forbes Women’s Summit.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] SalesVu 2.0 Launches in the US and Canada
    The new update solidifies SalesVu’s technology leadership position as the only mobile payment solution with centralized cloud-based management, reporting, and social media marketing. Austin-based SalesVu just released its latest mobile payment application, SalesVu 2.0 for iPhone’s and iPad’s. Continue reading → News Release
  • 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
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016
    [Media] 6 Ways To Find A Fundable Startup Market Opportunity
    With social media and the new survey tools, it’s easy and fast to set up and run your own focus group, or opinion survey. Many entrepreneurs are so enamored with their product vision that they believe their own hype, and are convinced that the market for their solution is so huge that no one will ask them for independent market research data.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
    [Media] 4 Tools to Build a Website by the End of the Day
    Several sites offer a quick and painless approach where you can plug in your own company graphics, type in some text, and have an amazing site with full SEO and social media integration by supper. Fifty-two percent of small businesses still don''t have a website. Don''t be one of them. There is no excuse for this one. Here are four. 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Need to Give a Speech? Don't Forget to Do This
    In December 2011, I gave the keynote speech in Manhattan at a media conference on my then-new book, The Age of the Platform. You've prepped your talk and calmed your nerves. But here's one step you might be forgetting. You need to have a track record of speaking engagements, for one. What to do? God bless that site.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
    [Media] What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Part Deux.
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 04 June 2011 What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Part Deux) Note: This is the second installment of a series that draws parallels between sailing and running a startup. The first installment can be found here. Part II of What Startups Can Learn from Sailors: A For Attitude. Conditions are often stressful. Savor it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] 4 Cheap Ways to Find Sales Superstars
    Use social media. How to find top salespeople--without hiring a recruiter A first-class sales team can make the difference between a company’s success and failure. But how do you find good salespeople? You don't have to spring for a recruiter--here are four inexpensive methods to find great salespeople. 1. Ask your customers.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
    [Media] What Skills Every New Internet Entrepreneur Needs
    I had lunch with one of my favorite Internet entrepreneurs today, Mark Sawyier , the CEO of Off Campus Media. The company provides college students with apartment listings near their schools, and what started out as an idea five years ago is now a multi-million dollar business. Sponsor. Know your site demographics. Discuss.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
    [Media] Avoid Startup Opportunity Bubbles Ready To Burst
    Social media darling Twitter is the most fragile of these bubbles. In finance, a bubble is too much money chasing assets, greater asset production and a herd mentality. In all these cases, a bust is inevitable, and everyone loses. Overconfidence. In finance, “this time is different” is the beginning of a new bubble. Supply and demand ignored.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    [Media] “Why give up that much equity for an amount we could raise other ways?:” SMB Tech Talk from ArtJamz
    As media / communications professional my business chops were lacking. We further leverage mailchimp (eblasts), wordpress (website), hootesuite (social media messaging), review sites such as Yelp! We use a service called Scene Squid to get our classes and events listed on local media event calendars. How did it all begin?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Media] What 6 Studies Say About The Best Time To Publish A Blog Post
    BuzzSumo analyzed over 500 million posts collected from over three million Facebook pages and discovered some truly interesting things about the best time and days to share content on the social media network. Timing is everything. There are many instances in life where timing can be responsible for the success or failure of an action.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015
    [Media] 5 Strategies To Make Your Solution Really Memorable
    Successful product differentiation requires a conscious and continuous effort, including listening on the right social media channels, being consistently helpful to your customers, and continuous innovation. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved. Quantify the difference for your customers.
  • 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.) I meet our Millennials half-way by participating in as many non-workplace events with them as possible. Here''s how to turn the mess around.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Mark Cuban Blasts Facebook Promote Fees
    The Dallas Mavericks owner vented over Facebook's Promote fees and plans to focus social media efforts elsewhere. So now, when it comes to the Mavericks social media, Cuban recently said that he plans to lessen efforts on Facebook--prioritizing Twitter, Tumblr, and even the revamped MySpace instead.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Media] Does Your Startup Need A Technical Co-Founder?
    Nathalie Lussier , Nathalie Lussier Media. 3. Understanding how to harness social media and being up to speed with the newest trending platforms allows us to be everywhere. In today’s startup landscape, practically everything can be outsourced. So how do you decide what’s right for your new company? How Innovative Is Your Technology?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Why Gary Vaynerchuk Is Flat Out Wrong
    He’s the entrepreneur who grew his father’s business from a humble liquor store into a wine empire through a combination of social media and content marketing. Today he’s a media mogul, bestselling author, and aspiring New York Jets owner. He''s one of modern marketing''s biggest success stories. Gary V. know, Gary V.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] From Startup Founder to Leader
    You’re no longer directly providing the service, you’re the one who''s delivering the message, be it to clients, investors, partners or the media. Making the leap isn''t easy. Here''s how to manage by report and not by sight. Lately, it seems like a golden age for startups. Apple bought Topsy , a social search engine.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] Midwest's Secretive & Scrappy Start-up Scene
    The conference attracts some 700 entrepreneurs, marketing executives, software engineers, social media people, and aspiring future founders. Whitten's current Omaha project is VoterTide , a social media intelligence company for political campaigns. We sent a lifelong New Yorker to investigate the seedlings of Silicon Prairie.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [Media] 3 Strategies to Adopt From Apple
    With the advent of social media, customers have a variety of avenues available to them to express their opinions on a particular company or product. These three product strategies you can lift from Apple's playbook and incorporate into your growing business. It's no surprise that Apple has kicked off 2012 with a bang.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] Dealing With Obamacare: 4 Strategies
    Case Study #1 | Kavaliro Staffing: Bracing for Higher Health Care Bills Case Study #2 | Oren Elliott Products: This Manufacturer Cries Foul Case Study #3 | Maiden Media Group: Bring It On. Obamacare will soon be the law of the land. What's your strategy? You do have one, right?) After years of often bitter debate, health care reform--a.k.a.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] 9 Tips: Boost Your Business With Pinterest
    Through her social media efforts she saw a 75 percent increase in traffic, with Pinterest generating most of that. 3. It may not be as popular as Facebook or Twitter, but this virtual pinboard service is attracting plenty of eyeballs. Here's how to make it work for you. One social site has captured the attention of the masses recently.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016
    [Media] Small Businesses A Great Fit For The New Nimble Marketplace
    In fact, social media platforms like Facebook have become useful sources of product endorsements. We are now almost as likely to buy a product because of an online review or recommendation from someone within our social media circles as we are after seeing a TV ad(3). Consumer behavior and the way people shop are changing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Why Data Is the Oil of the Digital Age
    population would have willingly agreed to provide at least some of their personal data to the MAW—the omnipresent collision of media, advertising and work in our everyday lives. In the most competitive markets, the winners will be those with the most, and most accurate, data. Two years ago, I said that by 2020, 90% of the U.S.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] 10 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Politicians
    Historically, the political industry has pioneered strategies for marketing, partnering, business development, social media use, and audience engagement. In social media one measure of results is the size of our audience: followers, likes, re-tweets are ways we determine our success. ‘Tis the season. Politicians  compete. 
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] How to Write a Business Plan
    Or perhaps in traditional media? A key component to your advertising plan is your plan for measuring the success of your advertising. Getting the media to cover you can be a great way to reach your customers. Social Media. You’ve reviewed what a business plan is , and why you need one to start and grow your business. Appendix.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015
    [Media] 4 Customer Decision Moments And How To React To Each
    Of course you want your customer to come back, but the best ones also become your evangelists in bringing their friends to you, and broadcasting their positive experiences to the world through social media. Today’s customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] What Exactly Is Content Marketing?
    They’ve grown to expect the company itself as well as customers, networks, partners and the media to be the source of this content. What Exactly Is Content Marketing? mean, it’s all we’ve been talking about for the last few years. ” photo credit: eyesore9 via photopin cc. Is it a thing? More what it does than what it is.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
    [Media] How to Be a Better Leader Online
    Today digital media adds a whole new dimension to the leadership profile: those who lead and influence online. Leaders who are online generate a large and loyal following via blogs, online news outlets, and social media and are virtually visible in homes and businesses around the world. Here are five ways to do it. Here''s how.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Media] Four Ways To Boost Innovation
    Stagnating or declining sales even as our competitors waltz past us with exciting new products that captures the imagination and wows the media. We’ve all been stuck in the desert of “been-there-done-that” before. Year after year, our company churns out predictable products and ho-hum services that hardly raises a yawn.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Media] Social Music Streaming With Frenzapp Music
    Wireless music sharing must be the “hot new thing&# – right after we wrote about MyStream ,  Singapore-based mobile application developer Bitsmedia announces and launches Frenzapp Music , an application that allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to share and discover music.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
    [Media] Small Businesses See More Opportunity in America Than Abroad
    For small businesses looking to grow, the focus is on technology and the economy--here in the U.S. whopping 84 percent of American small businesses and start-ups see greater growth opportunities at home than abroad, according to research by Dell and Intel released Monday. small business decision makers in nine cities across the country.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Four Of The Most Influential People In Business Technology
    Today, Amazon competes with media brands for movie and digital media sales, such as e-books and digital movie downloads, which are becoming even more popular as mobile usage is on the rise. Morgan Sims is a writer and graduate of the University of South Florida who loves all things tech and social media. by Morgan Sims.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] Want To Get In The Game? You’ll Need A Coach.
    Part of the method in my book is how to get lots of media exposure and how to be a great guest. Of course I didn’t need anyone’s help with media for “ Celebritize Yourself “! When I set out to develop my media message for “ Celebritize Yourself “, I found it a much bigger challenge than I’d expected.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
    [Media] What Did Entrepreneurs Learn in 2015?
    See Also: 5 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Social Media Engagement. With the arrival of a new year, we often become very reflective. We spend time thinking about what we’re  grateful for,  what we’ve been  inspired by,  and how we can improve ourselves in the upcoming year, both in body and mind. Lesson #2: Vet vendors extensively.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [Media] 2 New Tricks for Hiring Tech Talent
    Video gaming-focused media company IGN, for instance, is augmenting its traditional recruiting for the second year in a row with a "no resumes allowed" alternative. There's a war for tech talent. Here's how you can get creative about finding and training coding ninjas. But both approaches have obvious costs. We were thrilled."
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [Media] 5 Tools that Changed the Way I Do Business
    write about lots of tools, but mostly tools that help you do a better job with marketing or social media or SEO. 5 Tools that Changed the Way I Do Business written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today I want to spend some time sharing tools I use to run my business. Smartsheet
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Media] The Top Photo Tweets From This Year's Comic-Con
    Comic-Con kicked off in San Diego Thursday and is already generating a social media frenzy
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
    [Media] Danish ebook platform Riidr acquired by publisher JP/Politikens Hus
    Today the company announces it has been acquired by JP/Politikens Hus , the owners of popular media houses Jyllands-Posten and POLITIKEN. Back in 2010 as the ebook adoption rate was increasing in the Nordics, Danish e-book platform Riidr started making some noise with their marketplace for digital books and audio books.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013
    [Media] Getting Press: 8 Tips for Going Hyperlocal
    Become the Local Expert Local media is always looking for local experts to comment on news stories, national events and pop culture happenings. Sometimes the most effective marketing is the kind you do right outside your front door. Here are their best answers. 1. Be relevant by being local in your pitch. -- Eric Koester , Zaarly 2. Period.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Media] Tumblr Is New York's Third Billion-Dollar Start-Up Exit in the Past Year
    Other recent, sizeable New York exits include Buddy Media, which was acquired by Salesforce for ~ $690 million and OMGPOP , which Zynga purchased for a ~ $200 million. Who needs Silicon Valley? New York startups are proving that Silicon Valley isn''t the only place where monstrous tech companies can be made. for an estimated $1 billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Most Common Brand Blunders
    Great brands consistently execute across every point of contact--from advertising and social media to sales and customer service. Is your brand failing to live up to your expectations? An advertising expert shares some of the most common brand blunders and how to avoid them. Why does your brand exist? Who is its primary target audience?
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
    [Media] Groupon new customers or devastating discounts?
    Groupon just filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and revealed the financial details behind the media hype. Groupon is the fastest growing company ever. From nothing to a stunning 7,000 employees and billions in revenue in just two years. TechMeme is ablaze with negative stories on Groupon. MG Siegler calls it " Grouponzi ".
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [Media] 12 Signs You Need to Hire a Manager
    If certain tasks are repeating each day such as updating quickbooks, social media posting, or client management, it’s time to move those tasks off your plate and on to someone else’s! –  Kim Kaupe,   ZinePak. 8. When first starting your business you do it all—you oversee every aspect of your company. When you feel overwhelmed.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015
    [Media] How to Build a Newsletter People Will Actually Read
    Ways To Make An Email Newsletter Your Best Sales Tool No matter how enamored you may be with social media, Total Online Presence email marketing newsletter Sara JantschHow to Build a Newsletter People Will Actually Read written by Sara Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Focus on the subject line.
  • NIALL KENNEDY'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] Google recommendations for smartphone-optimized websites
    Google recommends responsive web design with CSS media queries for smartphone-optimized websites. Google will download your page CSS and evaluate viewport width ranges specified as media queries. Google updated its webmaster recommendations for smartphone-optimized websites. Responsive web design. Content negotiation by User-Agent.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 9 Irresistible Viral Marketing Videos
    According to Unruly Media , a U.K-based There are lots of ways to go about putting together a clever YouTube ad. Watch these examples for a little inspiration. An average of 75 million people in the U.S. watch online video every day, streaming almost 40 billion videos every month. Of course, virality is what every business wants. Surprise!
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] Startup Outlook from Silicon Valley Bank
    On Friday Silicon Valley Bank released a survey of 375 executives at startup technology companies in the 4 core venture capital investment sectors – Software/Internet, Hardware, Life Science, and Cleantech. Here is what they found: Tech. Execs. Are Bullish. And listen up Washington - 83 percent of them plan to hire in the coming year. Hooray!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Media] How We Launched a Major Music Festival
    We also had press coverage in the New York Times and more than 100 other media outlets worldwide. Within 24 hours of Fireflyfestival.com launching, we had well over $1 million in ticket sales. Here's exactly how we broke into the music festival business. We knew it was the start of our next chapter, of something special. dream big.
  • 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. Steps to Successful Fac. The Complete Small Busine.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] How to get what you want in 2014
    think it is based on the illusion created by social media, when all we see are celebrations of finished blog posts, or program announcements, media coverage or photos of glamorous travel. I always laugh when people comment that I seem to be very productive. And this is by very conscious design. Focus Your Goals. Own your B.S.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
    [Media] Withering On The Job Vine: Assessing If It’s Time To Move On
    Build your online reach  – Update your online profiles and extend your social media reach. She is a sought-after speaker and seminar presenter and a popular media source, having made over 700 appearances in broadcast, print, and online outlets. Office politics, we all know, come with every job. Fed up with being the fall guy.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Media] How To Boost Your Chances Of Getting That Dream Job
    You need to start maintaining a professional image in every representation of yourself, from the suit that you wear to your interview, to your social media profiles. There are a lot of things stacked against you as a young professional, in a job market saturated with thousands of people just like you. Increase Your Skills and Experience.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] You Don't Have to Be an Entrepreneur for Life
    Keeping up your public profile through social media and other means is key to ensuring as many doors as possible remain open to you. The "Cubicle Nation" author talks about her new book "Body of Work" and why she urges entrepreneurs to be "work-mode agnostic". You struggle and strive to pull yourself up on a linear, clearly defined path.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] 5 reasons why uniting the Latvian startup scene is important
    Media needs stories. The media is made up of journalists and journalists are just people. Tech journalists come to media because they love to write about new exciting startups, yet, ironically, often end up covering the same companies again and again, to easier meet the deadlines. We always did and we still do. We all did.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Finnish Defense Forces Deploy Social Workout Tracker For Conscripts
    With the platform,you are able to friend others, publish your workouts to social media, and thus motivate each other to exercise more. Research will be made on the impact of the pilot, which will allow the National Defense Force to base their decision regarding further use of social media services in call-ups.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] The Hierarchy of Getting The Important Stuff Done
    Related Posts: Effective Planning Is About What to Leave Out Social Media Hierarchy Revisted Make It Your Year of Getting More Done How To Stay Focused On What’s Important Successful Marketing Requires Behavior Change. The Hierarchy of Getting The Important Stuff Done This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] 4 Massive Mistakes Leaders Make During Downturns
    On March 31, we will choose five winners to receive a copy of Gary Vaynerchuk''s newest book about social-media strategy. Win a Copy of Jab Jab Jab Right Hook In the Comments section below, tell us about the biggest mistake you think a leader can make during sluggish economic times. Contest details. Hasty Hiring. Not Watching Your Profit.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] There Are No Shortcuts, It’s All Hard Work
    Likewise, over the last 5 years, consumer applications and social media has been all the rage. I find it really interesting to see how investors and entrepreneurs shift their money and efforts from one sector to the other. For example, when I started in venture, very few investors thought e-commerce was interesting. For example: Sector.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] The Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Globally, Nationally and Locally
    My company, GrowBiz Media , has outsourced Web design and development, both internationally and locally. After our negative experiences with outsourcing overseas, GrowBiz Media turned to a local Southern California business when it came time to rebuild our SmallBizDaily.com website. There are a lot of choices. Outsourcing Nationally.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Editors' Picks: Our Top Videos of 2012
    best videos of 2012, we considered a combination of those that garnered the most plays, the most likes, shares, and comments on social media--as well as votes from our on-staff editors. Before the year's out, catch our standout videos of the last 12 months. Richard Branson, Barbara Corcoran, Alexis Ohanian, Gary Vaynerchuk--and more. Enjoy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Media] 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Rebranding Your Business
    Social media has been ablaze with people describing the new mascots as “creepy,” “weird,” “scary,” and “dumb.” Three corporate giants made major marketing mistakes last week. Here''s what you can learn from them. Last week was a weird one for corporate mascots. Is It Really Necessary?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Kiosked Offers Automatic Solution To Monetize Images
    Access to Getty Images' metadata shows the direction Kiosked is heading in - they're going after the bigger online media houses rather than the blogger next door. Once it has done so, Kiosked can automatically put a webstore into the images uploaded to the articles. If it works as advertised, this is some 2013-level stuff.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014
    [Media] Why VCs Should Stop Trying to be Perfect
    My friend is very accomplished (much more than I) but he is relatively unknown in certain tech & digital media crowds. In my recent post “ Why Am I So Lucky? Why You Need to Be Sure You’re Not the Sucker ” I talked about how VCs (or other investors) get deals sent to them and how to interpret a referral. Avoid the herd.
  • 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.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] Adopting A Data Driven Approach To Increase Website Traffic
    This could cover a range of methods, but for the sake of this article, we’re going to focus on PPC, Social Media & Search. Using A Data Driven Approach To Social Media Marketing. Secondly, please realize that there is a whole world to “social media” that exists outside of Facebook Pages, or branded Twitter accounts.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tips for Creating a Winning Presentation
    Earlier this year, I had a presentation to do about the wonders of combining email marketing and social media to grow your business. I put together what I thought was a pretty nice deck with some great how-tos. From no projector to awful audio, it's not uncommon to be faced with unexpected "gotchas" when giving a presentation.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Media] How to Be a Visionary Thinker
    Create surveys in social media, talk to people, and ask your customers about their needs. 3. Are you bringing home the paycheck of your dreams? You can get paid well for doing what you love when you tap into the visionary within. When we entrepreneurs talk about "the dream," we are not talking about a fantasy, like winning the lottery.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
    [Media] America: No Longer the Land of Opportunity?
    National media would surely follow, unleashing creative ideas available to millions of Americans. And I can assure you, once guaranteed access to customers and national media exposure is achieved, venture capitalists and angel investors will open their wallets to fund many of these innovative ideas.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
    [Media] Sales Closing Directions: Learn. Ask. Listen. Repeat (until Understanding). Sell, Don't Tell!
    Dig into key prospect websites and social media to learn as much about their business as possible, including their history, management team, products/services and to determine how your product or service can best help them in their business. For me, I like simplicity. Like the simple directions on a shampoo bottle ("lather, rinse, repeat").
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Remote Teams to Work Together
    The CEO of a company the works remotely shares his secrets for overcoming the challenges of working remotely. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University claim to have found that “[c]lose proximity improves productivity in all cases,” for instance. What’s behind this seeming contradiction? He offered three suggestions.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Media] Specificity: A weapon of mass effectiveness
    This is the principle behind my satirical post on  the “rules&# of social media. (In fact that post demonstrates all these techniques!). My single best advice about writing — whether for marketing copy, blogging, a sales pitch, an investor pitch, or even humor, is: BE SPECIFIC. Writer’s Workshop. No generic words. effort.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] Case Study: Startup Lessons From a Dorm-Room Startup
    Wallace’s NutraClick started in 2008 as digital marketing firm Hungry Fish Media and evolved into “a multi-million dollar supplement firm.” Wallace launched Hungry Fish Media from his Harvard dorm room to deliver online marketing campaigns that yielded “millions of unique visitors per month.” Be gritty.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Keep Your Customers Coming Back
    This book dives into how to use social media platforms to attract new business and job opportunities While results and ROI may be critical to keeping clients, building positive relationships proves to be the most important. Relationships. In business, that single word may be the most important. And that's just the beginning. Looking for more?
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