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  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Media] How VCs, Accelerators, and Coworking Spaces Put Communities in Buildings vs. Buildings in Communities
    As much as a local community member might want to talk up a scene, the media always wants to follow the money. Startups had been located in Brooklyn for years, but it seemed that once the idea of more money flowing here came about from my fund , the media suddenly had an interest in what was on the other side of the East River.
  • READWRITE.COM  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] Big Data: Overhyped And Overpaid?
    © 2013 SAY Media, Inc. Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Search. Follow us. Share. Share… on Facebook. on Twitter. on Google+. on Linked in. by Email. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. Hot Topics. Microsoft. iPhone 5. Hurricane Sandy. Politics. YouTube. About.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Media] What It Takes to Be a Great CEO
    He must develop relationships with investors, the media, other CEOs, and bankers. Make sure to grow your leadership skills alongside your growing startup. If you''re running a startup, how do you know if you have what it takes to be great ? The answer is made more complicated because startups go through fundamental changes as they grow.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
    [Media] Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web: Do You Have To Choose?
    For some, their top 5 could include social media or gaming, while others may spend more time in instant messaging. by Ajay Kapur, CEO and Founder of Moovweb. There have been countless debates about the demise of the mobile Web at the hands of mobile apps. Who’s winning? No one can agree. Amazon has more app revenue than mobile Web revenue.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] The Fascinating Marketing Power of Fear
    new media forms such as advergames or social media options) then they might be able to see enhanced emotional attachment through fear A new study reveals that fear can lead consumers to love your brand. Want customer loyalty? Be there when they''re scared and alone. Why does this finding matter? Marketers are afraid of fear.
  • DEIMAR  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Media] Top Tips for Building a Great Team | Deimar ~ Business Tips and.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Mar 26, 2012. Top Tips for Building a Great Team. by Deimar Gutierrez. 26.3.12. Pin It. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. ” Babe Ruth.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016
    [Media] Fresh Small Business Ideas for a Successful 2016
    Thanks to social media, crowdsourcing, and advances in mobile technology, the coming year will prove to be a banner year for small enterprise. Those ready to take on the challenge of entrepreneurship will find no better time to begin their journey than right now. How do they manage to do it?
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
    [Media] 15 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why They Love Their Business
    The one thing that I absolutely love about my business is the constant exposure it gives me to a wide variety of perspectives. I am the CEO & Content Lead of a media company that aims to aggregate content on culture and history. Share Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] Cheat Sheet for New Google Plus Features
    In fact, even seasoned social media marketers I interact with are still in the dark about many of the posting tools exclusive to the social network. Here are all of the new and classic features of Google Plus all in one cheat sheet. Google Plus groups your friends in Circles, allows in-app photo editing and even provides e-mail notifications.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Can Revitalize The Image Of Business
    Scaling is done first by customer alliances through social media, and later by distributed joint ventures and coopetition. Large corporations and conglomerates, the engines of growth and vitality in the twentieth century, have lost their edge and their image. On the other hand, everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. Marty Zwilling.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Media] I'm the Boss. Stop Asking to Speak to My Husband
    She and her husband, Hannes Luth, founded Wunderbar Media, an Arlington, Virginia-based consulting firm that provides marketing strategies and media training. And it would certainly have prevented Wunderbar Media from offering its best possible service, which includes 100 percent of Jessica''s talents.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015
    [Media] How and Why to Collect Customer Email Addresses
    If you have a little social media savvy, you can try Twitter’s lead generation cards. Are you collecting customer contact information? Being able to connect with your customers can be extremely beneficial to your new business,  especially if you’re keeping a master email list. See Also: Target Marketing 101. MailChimp. MailKitchen. ReachMail.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
    [Media] Upworthy: Writing Weird Headlines to Change the World
    The company''s 40 employees in 17 cities troll the Web daily for all things Upworthy: moving quotes, startling statistics, brazen ads, and viral videos. "We saw this big shift happen in how people consume media online," says Pariser, who''s based in New York City. "A lot of what they see comes through Facebook and Twitter.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] Companies' All-Time Best April Fools' Day Pranks
    Twitter vs. Twttr Social media platform Twitter announced it would be changing into a two-tiered service starting on April 1, 2013. From Warby Parker''s canine glasses line to Honda''s in-car haircutting tool, it seems like every company is using the holiday to engage their customers. But tricking people on April 1 is not a new trend.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Media] How to Systematically Build Personal Brand Authority
    Just as the need for content has created a great deal of angst among marketers, social media and networks have created a great deal of confusion. How to Systematically Build Personal Brand Authority written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today, authority is it.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
    [Media] The Right Way To Get Funding From Family And Friends
    Warm introductions from friends and family to existing investors is far more productive in fund-raising than email blasts, social media connections, or cold-calls to famous investors. Most entrepreneurs I know are so passionate about their new idea that they are surprised when family and friends don’t line up to invest in their new venture.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] 4 Reasons to Reprioritize Mobile
    These include computers, smart phones, tablets, game systems, Blue Ray DVDs, and streaming media desktops. Businesses of all sizes need to stop looking at mobile website strategies as a backup to their regular website. Here are four reasons to reprioritize. For my aging eyes and stubby fingers, it was a pain. All of my information was lost.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013
    [Media] Great Startups Sell Around Gartner Hype Predictions
    Media tablets, biometric authentication, and speech recognition are on the slope of enlightenment, and predictive analytics is now in the plateau of productivity. The Hype Cycle was a concept put forward by Gartner, Inc. back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. Peak of inflated expectations. Marty Zwilling.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Media] 5 Stages of the New Sales Cycle
    Prospects today serve up a buffet of information via social media and we can gain incredible access to their challenges, requests, chain of command and recent changes – basically a selling road map – if we only listen. Creating happy customers is mostly what generates long-term profit. Below are the 5 stages in the new sales cycle.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] One platform to rule them all
    The marketplace combines thousands of quality-vetted online and offline media sources (internet, print, out-of-home, television, radio and call centers).  To me it represents the future of performance marketing. I write often about my love of start-ups. And each stage has its own cadence (which, of course varies from business to business).
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
    [Media] Proof That Your Audience Is Online
    As a case in point, let’s look at a question we received from an attendee of our recent webinar, " Social Revolution: Connecting with Today’s Customer ": “What if your customers aren’t on any type of social media at all? Let me guess -- you are reading this article because you doubt your audience is online?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] How Our Customers Helped Us Create a Better Product
    You reach down to snap a shot, "life-logging" your day and syncing the media at night. Drew Martin, founder of the life-logging device MeCam, explains how his product evolved with the help of some early fans. The MeCam is not your average digital device. You end up with a record of activities, a kind of "digital urn" you can keep forever.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] 5 Job Boards that Streamline Your Hiring Process
    Mashable Job Board What it is: Mashable''s Job Board, caters to creative and media professionals, and it includes levels that range from interns to executives. If you are looking for top talent with very specific expertise, skip the general job boards and post to niche platforms instead. Looking to fill a key role at your startup?
  • BERKONOMICS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2015
    [Media] Four ways to find new business in the new year
    We think of media advertising as either paid or free – placed by paying a fee or by a PR firm or by you at no placement cost, especially when you provide editorial content beneficial to the publisher. Owned media comes from the databases you own, such as your company’s web site, email. Happy New Year from Dave and BERKONOMICS.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
    [Media] Talk to Your Customers; You Might Learn Something
    The Harvard Business Review just published a study about the low percentage of CEOs who use social media in their business. I was shocked by some of the comments made about how CEOs have "people" for that. CEOs need to put themselves out there to see what their customers are saying. And the best way is to communicate with them directly.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] Blinkist Helps You Read Books in Only 15 Minutes
    The middle screenshot above shows the highlight option which allows you to highlight a section of text and then share it on social media and/or save it to your Blinkist account, organized nicely by title and date. Until now. All thanks to Blinkist. What is Blinkist? Blinks are powerful bites of insight from outstanding nonfiction.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
    [Media] How to Pick a New Lead Generation Channel
    Social Media. How to Pick a New Lead Generation Channel written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: 123rf.com. To make sure everyone is on the same page, here’s what we define a marketing channel as: A marketing channel is a way of speaking to your customers. Google AdWords.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
    [Media] Make Them "An Offer They Can't Refuse!"
    With social media, word of mouth will spread. Surely, that phrase from "The Godfather" conjures up a particular vision in your mind. Backing it was a threat either implied or real (in the case of that particular Hollywood producer, very real). Meaning that you make a great offer and you back it up with your delivery on that offer.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Quickest Ways to Improve Your Website
    Regardless of how good your current website it, I''m confident it can be better. In fact, on my website, I''m constantly testing new ideas to improve it. test different colors, different headlines, different pictures, and so on. And each time, I learn ways to improve. Think for a minute about who your customers are and what they are seeking.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Media] 3 Exercises To Improve Your Creative Thinking Skills
    Hi there, this week’s article is going to be very brief. Instead of lots of words, I’m going to give you three creativity exercises, so you can do some brain training and test yourself on your creative thinking skills. Creativity Exercise 1 Click on the image to download the exercise. didn’t spark up anything. Cheers, Neroli.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
    [Media] Why you probably don’t need an API strategy
    These examples range from media companies (NPR, The New York Times, The Guardian) to financial institutions (PayPal, E-Trade) to social media sites (Twitter, LinkedIn). Daniel Jacobson ( Twitter  |  LinkedIn ), is currently director of engineering for the  Netflix   API. He is also the co-author of  APIs: A Strategy Guide.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] 10 Leasing Tips Every New Business and Startup Should Know
    Also run a search on social media sites like Twitter. 10 Leasing Tips Every New Business and Startup Should Know. By Michael Lockwood, President of TEQlease Capital. Startups and new businesses should consider the following tips to make sure that they don’t make any costly mistakes. Always compare rates, lease terms, fees and options.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Media] Why (and How) Your Business Should Get Visual
    Knowing your advocates and influencers on these networks and running contests and sweepstakes to distribute your SKUs in the visual feeds is a great way to generate free earned media and traffic from these channels. Visual networking sites like Pinterest and Instagram can help grow a brand. What is visual networking? The reason?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Media] What New Payment Options Can You Offer Customers?
    Despite the media coverage, Apple Pay hasn’t been released to the public. Whether consumers will pay by credit or debit card, check and cash are no longer the only payment consideration for merchants—particularly as payment technology has evolved to include EMV credit cards, contactless payment, and mobile wallets. Contactless Payments.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] When Marketing Gets Creepy
    Remember: The point of social media is to be social. Plus, unlike social media interactions, these messages have a lower expectation that they are coming from a specific “human” In short, automation isn''t a way to get out of doing the work of a marketer. Sure, you can have technology streamline your marketing efforts.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] It Takes A Village in the People Economy
    Barack Obama, by all accounts an underdog, used social media to get the word out, rally his supporters, and raise money. Engaged communities are the rule, not the exception, in the people economy--if you know how to unleash them. Airbnb is currently fighting to block a subpoena request from the New York Attorney General for user data.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things You Need to Know Today
    Given the photos, personal data, financial information and social media activity stored on phones --all information which could easily affect people other than the suspect -- the decision could have big implications for online privacy.-- A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. But don''t take it from them, take it from Red Bull.
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Media] How a Seed-Stage Startup Should Think About Brand: A Conversation With Jesse Derris
    My advice is simple: Go talk to someone who understands earned media (mainly press) long before you have a need for it — in many cases before you even have a fully developed product or brand. Jesse Derris is the founder and CEO of Derris & Company , a PR, branding, and communications firm based in New York. They’re malleable.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Media] 10 Things to Watch During Small Business Week
    Getting Started With Social Media" Google+ Hangout Each day at 4 p.m. The first panel is on "Getting Started With Social Media." I''ll be talking with marketing representatives from Google, the head of small business marketing at Twitter, an expert from Constant Contact, and the managing director of a leading digital marketing strategy firm.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Media] 3 Tips For Finding The Right PR Agency
    PR is an important way to garner more attention and visibility for you that goes outside the traditional marketing routes and instead focuses on editorial content, media outlets and other organic (and free!) press coverage opportunities. Here are three tips for finding the right PR agency for you and your business. What is it? Wrong.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Media] How to Deliver an Experience
    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. And what's this?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [Media] The Impact of Better Design
    The design was completed by Rafal Tomal and Josh Byers of Studio Press, part of the Copyblogger Media. I’ve been investing in better design lately and it’s making me money. But, what is better design? photo credit: jm3. For some that term might simply mean better visual appeal, more pleasing to the eye or stylish. If You Liked This Post.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
    [Media] Making Sense of the Stock Market Drops in Relation to Venture Financing
    You thought media twitter was bad… You thought tech twitter was bad… — Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk) August 24, 2015. If you didn’t notice that the stock markets in the US dropped nearly 4% today (after falling last Thursday and Friday) then you were probably completely off-the-grid and on vacation. And I said so publicly.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] Dustin Dolginow for President !
    Right now he's involved with a number of our companies including fundraise.com , ObjectiveLogistics , PowerInbox , Kinvey and Adsafe Media. He's young, he's hungry, he's lean. Here is the all new 2012 model of the Atlas Venture tech principal: Dustin "Double D" Doooolginow. Dustin joined us almost two years ago. All of these he champions.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Media] 5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder
    The tips were provided by Belle Beth Cooper, content crafter at Buffer , the maker of a social-media management tool that lets you schedule, automate, and analyze social-media updates. Small changes. Big results. Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. But we can all work smarter, too. Here are five: 1.
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Media] Should Startups Blog? An Essay (with Data) to Decide Once and For All
    My definition is as follows: Content marketing is just solving the same problems that your product solves through media you create and promote. Visit a startup’s website, and you’ll eventually drift towards a few standard links, from About to Team to Contact. So, should startups blog? That’s it! Jargon Interesting, right?
  • START UP BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [Media] The culture of the power flip
    We got tricked into believing that we should leave creative pursuits to others in the media, in the movies, and to the rock bands with recording contracts. Many of the economic ideologies we learned in business school are turning upside down. What once worked, now doesn’t. What was expensive, is now cheap. To those who got picked.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016
    [Media] Welcome To The Year Of The Customer
    At the same time, enterprises today can leverage the cloud to make faster, more efficient software changes; use social media to connect with customers; deploy predictive analytics to determine what their customers will want and connect and control devices via a central point with the Internet of Things (IoT). billion to 8.6
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
    [Media] Q: How do you identify new market opportunities strategically?
    ” Provide as many channels as possible for your fans to provide feedback, phone numbers, email addresses, social media, surveys, etc. This will also be an excellent way to track and identify new market opportunities that you may not come across until it’s too late. -  Fehzan Ali ,  Adscend Media LLC. Use Google Trends.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Fiercely Loyal Customers
    Think of the impact when their Fiercely Loyal community (including drivers) takes to social media to fight for them in cities they''re looking to expand in. You want your customers to not just love your brand--but be absolute fans of your company. Here''s what you need to know. readers: What is "Fierce Loyalty"? They are just too invested.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011
    [Media] The Irresistible Attraction Of Online Entrepreneurship
    Last week I wrote about my social media adventures and the results I’ve had even though I’m not a social media guru. expressed similar ideas to Kerry in my previous article about the importance of creating connections for business through social media. There are three reasons this information is valuable. love those moments!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013
    [Media] The NSA Scandal Shouldn't Scare You. But it Should Scare Silicon Valley.
    Social media was built on a basic transaction: For the price of a bit of personal information, tech vendors give you free access to a world of sharing, messaging, and information. It shouldn''t surprise you that your personal data finds its way to the NSA. The question is, who helped them get it? Surprised? Don''t be. Spying agencies spy.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
    [Media] Three Ways To Prevent Data Loss And Strengthen Cyber Security
    Cybercrime is a growing problem worldwide, and although media coverage generally focuses on data breaches that occur at large corporations or government agencies, small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures are also vulnerable. By Bill Carey, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Siber Systems Inc. . Get managers on board.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Media] Why it’s not easy to break into the Brazilian tech market – a chat with Boo-box’s Marco Gomes
    Marco Gomes is the founder of social media advertising company Boo-box , which reaches 60 million people in Brazil monthly with ads from clients like Google, Unilever, Volkswagen and Microsoft. This was how Generation X consumed media: from one preferred source, as they did with newspapers in the 1980s. What works best there?
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Media] What investors look for in a startup
    The best way to to get a relationship started is with an introduction, but interacting on social media, networking at cocktail parties and attending office hours or other drop in sessions also works. The post below first appeared as a guest post by me on the Web Summit Blog. Marc Andreessen wrote about this once. Good luck! Venture Capital
  • VC CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
    [Media] 30 Machine Intelligence Startups to Watch in Israel
    Revuze  (2011) – The company graduated from the Nielsen Innovate incubator in Caesarea, the company analyzes user sentiment on products, product-attributes and brands by analyzing reviews as well as sentiment extraction from survey responses, call-center text and social media. Media and e-commerce sites are prime customers of this.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] How to Build an Entrepreneurial Team
    What are some no-cost marketing ideas I can implement besides social media? Building a business takes a village. But how can a growing business afford it? Entrepreneurs are highly motivated, risk-taking individuals. Despite their risk profile, they aren''t necessarily risk-seeking individuals. Where do I start?
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
    [Media] Strategic Function of Product Management
    Paul Gray has spent ten years working in the entertainment, media and communications industries within Australia and Europe. Very close runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2010 was Paul Gray. Paul worked in both B2B and B2C roles for organizations including Disney, Foxtel, and British Telecom. He is intensely focused on his customers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] Hack Days: Not Just for Facebookers
    The IPO has set off a flurry of interest among investors and the media. The Hacker Way," he writes is central to how Facebook does business: The word "hacker" has an unfairly negative connotation from being portrayed in the media as people who break into computers. Welcome to 2012 , a time in which hacking is praised in S-1 filings.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Smarp Rounds up €225k in Seed Round
    According to their researches, more than half of employees feel like they could publish company related content into their personal social media, such as LinkendIn, if only they were encouraged to do so from the highs of the chain-of-command. Helsinki based startup, Smarp , is on the rise. It''s a sweet idea actually.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] Is That PR Agency Blowing Smoke?
    Same goes for any big media organization. Contact lists are always a popular topic with clients: “The last agency we spoke with has relationships with [insert ideal media outlet here]. Within minutes he began sharing his (strong) distrust of PR people. I've heard the same story over and over: Client meets PR agency.
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
    [Media] Go for it! The democratization of the video game industry
    Jeremy Rossmann is a rising junior at MIT joint-majoring in comparative media studies and mathematics with computer science. Guest Writer: Jeremy Rossmann*. Nothing’s stopping you: Five years ago, you needed thousands of dollars and an established company to get your hands on a development kit from Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft. Read on.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Media] Achieving Team Buy-in in Product Management
    Ari Tiktin Mobile & Emerging Media Product Director, CNBC. He began his product work at Broadcast Interactive Media, where he launched a video publishing platform for broadcast news sites. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ari Tiktin, lead a conversation around “Achieving Team Buy-in”.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    [Media] Building A Women’s Business That Feeds Your Soul – Find Your Tribe
    Do online searches through the social media channels. Invite people on your email list, or in your address book, and be sure and post it on your favorite social media channels too. Build a community on social media. It’s better to pick one or two social media channels, and do a deeper dive with them.
  • 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.
  • GENUINE VC  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Media] Beer Kegs and the Future of Venture Capital: What It Means for Entrepreneurs
    While social media has brought greater transparency to many aspects of the VC business, it’s still a relationship-driven and moderately opaque industry. Last September I wrote a post outlining my view of the venture capital industry: increasingly evolving like the beer industry as it continues to mature. So what’s going on?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] 4 Mistakes You're Probably Making on Your Website
    Instead, Chen says, whenever possible use a video, diagram, or other type of media to get your message across. Launching a website is only half the battle. Now, find out how to get it right. So you finally got around to building a website , but now you''re wondering why it''s not driving the results you''d hoped for. Here''s what he said: 1.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
    [Media] 5 Keys to Adopting Marketing Automation
    Who is interacting with your social media pages? Take the time to build your list organically through your website, social media pages and other marketing efforts. 5 Keys to Adopting Marketing Automation written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit fotolia. What messages should you send via email? Go all in.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
    [Media] Why Video Marketing is Underrated (and How to Use it to Your Advantage)
    Post them to social media and your blog page. Why Video Marketing is Underrated (and How to Use it to Your Advantage) written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Today is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is David Preston – Enjoy! Words tell the story.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
    [Media] Leadership Lessons From the World's Top Cop
    Make it pay for everyone: New York's cops, citizens, businesses, politicians--even the media--all rallied around the idea of a safer city, where people were no longer afraid and business, investment and tourism flourished. Leadership Forum in Miami. Leadership Forum in Miami. Those successes created a tipping point.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
    [Media] How To Get Real Traffic To Your Website
    Share your website on social media or start following you. Finding your audiences on social media. Search for your keywords with a hashtag (#) in social networks like Twitter. · Use Buzzsumo to define who has shared similar content on social media. · Use Klout  to find top experts. Normal. 0. false. false. false. Normal. 0.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Dumbest CEO Remarks of All Time
    union of traditional media with the World Wide Web! The accidental corner office utterances that will live in infamy forever. By Geoffrey James Every leader has a bad day once in a while, but these CEOs came up with one-liners that epitomized everything that was wrong with their leadership. Al Dunlap: "You''re not in business to be liked.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Media] How SEO Can Shape the Presidential Race
    For instance, when Newt Gingrich announced his campaign for President, he surely knew his marital track record would be an issue with voters and the media. How sound keyword research and strategically placed web content can shape your desired reputation. Money flows in and agencies make purchases on behalf of candidates.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Media] Lean Marketing 101: Setting Goals
    How To Strategy business marketing social media start-up tips advertising brand awareness branding goals lean lean marketing small biz small business startups strategies tacticsA few weeks ago, I wrote about  Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Startups. Many asked if we could share more lean marketing strategies and tips.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
    [Media] crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – MagazineLiteracy.org
    Tags: Awesomeness business community crowdsourcing design inspiration social media at-risk children charity domestic violence literacy literacy programs magazineliteracy.org non profit
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010
    [Media] JUST (don’t) DO IT
    Tags: Strategy business marketing social media start-up tips advertising headlines taglines
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010
    [Media] JUST (don’t) DO IT
    Tags: Strategy business marketing social media start-up tips advertising headlines taglines
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
    [Media] 8 Tips to Improve Your SEO Now
    Tasha Mayberry, the founder of Social Media 22 , says to think outside of the box. Stop languishing in a dark corner of the World Wide Web. Grab your developer and go through this checklist to start getting more traffic. Is your website living in a dark corner of the Web? Adding metatag keywords is no longer enough to draw Web visitors.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
    [Media] 5 Principles That Drive The New Market For Sharing
    Often these communities are built around special interest groups, where the members interact through social media, help each other, and trust each other, and the relationships go well beyond the transactions. Usually these are revenue-generating e-commerce sites, or have the potential to be revenue-generating. Insurance. Healthcare.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016
    [Media] Weekend Favs June Twenty-Five
    Good stuff I found this week: Stencil  – Ridiculously simple image creation for social media marketers, bloggers and small businesses. Weekend Favs June Twenty-Five written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from online source or one that I took out there on the road.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Media] Totally Terrified of Public Speaking? 4 Tips to Cope
    He then explains that if, at the end of his speech, he gets three questions, he''ll reveal why he took the picture (Willis explains at the end it''s because his parents don''t quite get "social media" and that people pay to hear him speak so he sends them the pictures). Your heart is beating so hard you can hear it in your ears. Rehearse!
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016
    [Media] 15 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why they Started Their Businesses
    Thanks to Ashley Cisneros-Mejia,  Chatter Buzz Media. #8 – Work-Life Balance. Thanks to Tenisha Taylor Bell, Perfect Pitch Media Group. #9 – Stop Commuting. Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. The reasons are as varied as the businesses themselves.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Older Entrepreneurs Have the Advantage (Sorry, Silicon Valley)
    For another, mainstream media is quick to spotlight the youth of contemporary entrepreneurs. According to a recent report ageism is rampant in Silicon Valley. Here''s some evidence that experience actually helps in entrepreneurship, too. The idea, of course, was that you don''t have to be a young pup to start a company.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [Media] Don't Forget the "Tech" in "AdTech"
    Tremor is the first public offering of an adtech company since Millenial Media''s IPO in April 2012. Today''s IPO by Tremor Video is seen by many as a harbinger for the adtech community (full disclosure:  Tremor Video is a Flybridge portfolio company). Rightly so. But, in every industry, software improves and gets simpler and simpler.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
    [Media] Don’t Be The “The”
    You know the type: the social media expert, the small business guru, the corporate culture coach. There is an interesting phenomena that happens when you do a lot of speaking – you see a lot of other people speak. They can teach you a lot. Firstly, I learn a lot about their subject. Cue The Eye Rolls. It’s being the expert. Every time.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] 9 Questions to Ask Before Sending That Marketing Email
    Your customers trust you with their email addresses. Make sure you respect that trust by ensuring every email is the best it can be. Here''s a checklist to help. Much of this accumulated wisdom is hugely valuable, but it can also be overwhelming. Vero, makers of email marketing software, think they can help. Did I Write a Killer Subject Line?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
    [Media] Snag the Brightest Young Talent (It's not About the Money)
    Leverage social media. Your company probably has a social media presence. Can't compete with Wall Street salaries? Use these creative strategies for attracting the best Gen-Y talent. While building your business , you are probably overflowing with ideas and enthusiasm. What you might not have in such abundance yet is cash. See below.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Bloggers to Write About Your Startup: Insider Advice
    As a journalist and blogger myself, I know a thing or two about what captures the attention of the media, about what makes a founder or company interesting. It’s every startup’s dream - to get the attention of the people who matter. You might think that refers to customers or clients, or even venture capitalists or angel investors. What now?
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Bloggers to Write About Your Startup: Insider Advice
    As a journalist and blogger myself, I know a thing or two about what captures the attention of the media, about what makes a founder or company interesting. It’s every startup’s dream - to get the attention of the people who matter. You might think that refers to customers or clients, or even venture capitalists or angel investors. What now?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
    [Media] [Singapore] [Event] Startup Asia Singapore 2012
    And while like some others that aim to showcase emerging product-ready technology startups from Singapore and the Asia region, Startup Asia Singapore is unique in that it’s put together by our buddies over at Singapore-based media startup Penn Olson. Young Upstarts is a Startup Asia Singapore media partner. And proud to be one.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Girls Who Code: Crashing the “Brogram”
    She points out that while women use the Internet 17% more than men do and create two-thirds of the content at social media sites, they earn only 14% of computer science degrees. “At age 13 or 14 there is something that happens that makes girls think coding or engineering is not for them. It’s Still A Man’s World. Getting started is one thing.
  • 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
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Media] 7 Promotional Stunts That Work
    Mike Wolfe, the president of social media marketing firm Wam Enterprises , says he's found success posting news items that link back to a client site on the Patch site for the Bedford-Katonah community in New York, where he's based. Looking for ways to promote your new company? Let's face it: Some stunts are better than others.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
    [Media] Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal
    It’s becoming harder to distinguish tech companies from media companies. Like many I read the headlines about Pinterest moving from Palo Alto to San Francisco and thought about the trend it portends. Palo Also is about 35 miles south of San Francisco. Palo Alto is home to Stanford. It is the birthplace of Hewlett Packard. And Facebook.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015
    [Media] Retention Optimization: How to Increase the Value of a Conversion
    In 2014, a Huzzah Media survey found that referrals were the most successful marketing tool (52%). How to Use Social Media to Increase Revenue)? Most social media sites do this quite well, but LinkedIn comes to mind first. You’ll see this type of retention optimization on most social media sites. The key to more revenue?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Media] 5 (Sarcastic) Truths About Entrepreneurship That No One Will Tell You
    chronic entreprenuer, Mr. Nielsen has 16 years of experience consulting thousands of businesses in Marketing, Management and Social Media optimization. Tweet My cousin Brian recently shared an article titled 5 Ways To Test An Entrepreneurial Idea. It won’t pay the bills. However, a lot of hard work and then some more hard work just might.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Why LA Is the New, Hot Place to Launch
    Cofounder Paul Bricault says the blossoming tech start-up environment in LA reflects what’s happening in the broader digital media ecosystem. Today, with so many of their identities tied into digital media, more Hollywood insiders are taking a hybrid approach, both investing in and endorsing tech start-ups. It’s no wonder.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts
    Step 5: Blog reputation This was a difficult category, because some authors have blogs on their company website, some authors publish blogs on large media networks, and some authors separate their blogs from their personal sites. Who makes the list? More important, whom should you be listening to? John C. Blanchard Richard Branson Michael E.
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