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  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously
    send them to staff, customers, vendors, the media, and friends, and not only do I find people love receiving cards, but writing "thank you" puts me in an incredible mindset to start my day. You''d like to be successful in everything you do, of course. Here''s how to make it happen. Ernest Hemingway said, "When people talk, listen completely.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 9 Ways to Be Less Annoying on LinkedIn
    You need to spend time on the site to just watch and listen--and avoid importing some of the social-media habits you''ve picked up elsewhere. LinkedIn brings out the worst in some people. Here''s how not to be one of them. LinkedIn is a powerful tool, but it brings out the worst in some people. First, remember you''re human. Learn the site.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 5 Trends to Ignore in 2013
    and Glam Media closed significant rounds. Amid all the forecasts for what next year will bring, here are five business trends you'd be wise to pass up. This article is part of Inc.'s special report on How (and Where) to Make Money in 2013 (and Beyond). Tis the season for forecasting, prediction-making, and soothsaying. It's fun. So don't.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] 13 Ways to Teach Yourself to Be More Confident
    Check them and their organizations out on the Web, and check their social media profiles as well. "If you''re prepared you will be more confident," Blalock says. Few are born confident, research shows. The self-assured learn to be that way, and you can too. Are you as confident as you''d like to be? And it''s a skill we can teach ourselves.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] How to Network Like You Really Mean It
    Stop treating your schmoozing like a business card collection contest. Start over with a new goal: quality always trumps quantity. On my desk is a decorative box that''s full to the top with business cards. I''ve collected them at casual encounters, ASJA conferences , and speaking engagements over the past several months. Pick your next tier.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Media] 11 Ways to De-Clutter Your Day
    Pick something you have to resist--food, wasting time, Web browsing, checking social media accounts--and eliminate the temptation. Do less and achieve more--starting today. Adopt some of these easy habits to make it happen. Success tends to create clutter: more meetings, more projects, more decisions, more items on your to-do list.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] 10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone
    With email, text, and social media, I do. How to get people to do what you want--no arm-twisting, blackmail, or other slimy trick required. Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire. know this from experience. They''re (mostly) brilliant. It didn''t go well.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [Media] 3 Reasons To Seek Only What You Need During The Funding Process
    Consider headline making app Yo, which has garnered significant media attention and raised $1 million in funding recently. By Paul Jackson, founder of Worthworm. For new or young entrepreneurs, understanding the realities of the startup world often comes as a shock. Success is more than just a great idea. billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Media] How to Be More Likable in 10 Easy Steps
    It can be difficult, especially in an age of social media where everyone is dangerously close to being a narcissist. To ensure your celebrity status on the job, try these 10 tips. You won''t regret it. Have you noticed there are people who always seem to be more likable ? Here''s a few to cultivate. 1. Talk more, not less. Listen better.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] 8 Simple Steps to Extreme Personal Productivity
    When you take a break don't watch a little TV or check your social media feeds. How to turn an ordinary workday into an incredibly productive day - no programs, expensive tools, or fancy apps required. Teaching others to improve their personal productivity is big business: Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, David Allen. And it's free. Use it. 2.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
    [Media] Finnish Food App ResQ Expands To Brussels, Further Finnish Towns
    ResQ lanched its service in January, winning a lot of local media attantion, and has 8 Finnish towns covered in addition to Brussels, with more than 11,000 registered users. ResQ is in the centre of Finnish Lunchgate scandal, with rival Lunchie saying ResQ stole their idea of selling unsold food from restaurants. ResQ demo video in Finnish
  • STARTUPENGINEERING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] Bombs in Boston and Ideas that Bomb
    A very perceptive, connected, media savvy, friend just wrote some nonsense to me about the terrible events in Boston over the last few days.  He wrote “ who would have thought that the blow-back from Chechnya would come to America in the form of an attack on the Boston Marathon?” There’s a well studied. When the bombs went.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Media] Why Go Public?
    Well, the elephant in the room answer to this question is that those with big stakes in the existing order - i.e. Wall Street and the business media built around it - don't want anyone to know is not a whole heck of a lot. Well, for starters, it was usually the purest and best way to raise growth capital. read more. Investing Jay Turo
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016
    [Media] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 40: Stan Gloss and Matt Armstead
    Next on Entrepreneurs are Everywhere : Chris Schroeder , Internet/media CEO, venture investor and author of “ Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East ” and Andy Cunningham , founder and CEO of Cunningham Collective. A lot of people, especially in the Midwest, will spend their time thinking too small.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
    [Media] How to Hire Your First Employee
    In the same vein, hire your first employees based on the potential you see in them, rather than seeking out the most highly skilled and qualified candidates. “If you only focus solely on experience, you are going to be disappointed,” says Jonathan Long of Market Domination Media. Or at least, that’s the assumption. For a couple of reasons.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
    [Media] Five Secrets to Rocking Your Niche
    My name is Natalie MacNeil, the newest guest blogger here at Bplans. I’m an Emmy Award-winning Media Producer and the author of “She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose” (read to the end for a special offer!). Hi there! That was the first business plan I ever wrote.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Media] The New Rules of Customer Engagement
    It is paying off: Companies that engage with their customers via social media have more loyal customers. Goodbye, customer touch-points. Hello, ongoing, meaningful contact that actually drives revenue. Here's what you need to know to be more engaging right now. How can your business see this sort of boost? It needs to be results-driven.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Giving Back While Using Email With GiveBackMail
    Launched earlier this week, the free service allows you to keep your current email address and still take advantage of features including sharing large files – up to 100MB, managing multiple accounts, previewing attachments and viewing all your social media feeds within your email platform.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurs, With Feelings Hurt, Take to the Streets
    The first-ever Manhattan "Entrepreneur Walk," a charity-walk for business owners, can agree on one thing: Theyre sick of being lumped into the medias definition of the "one percent." Entrepreneurs are getting beat up by the media, says Gary Whitehill, and he's just not gonna take it anymore. We're not the 99%. We're the difference."
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
    [Media] The Marriage of Content & Images for Local SEO
    Don’t forget to use social media to your advantage. Social media sites such as Twitter come up high in search engine results, as a recent search for “Trump” revealed. The Marriage of Content & Images for Local SEO written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. 84 percent of consumers conduct local searches.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
    [Media] Must-Use Lead Conversion Tactics for Video Marketing
    So I did some research and came up with six ways that you can steer prospects into leads by using video, to send them to your website or a landing page, or even your social media sites. Use these annotations to push leads to your social media sites, website or landing page! million people look at SnapChat every day. ” . Ready?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Nail Your Company About Us Page: 5 Tips
    Also: If you don''t have a separate "contact" section, include all your contact information--address, phone number, e-mail address, links to social media profiles, etc.--in your "about" page. Create an About Us page that is the customer seeking powerhouse that it should be. Here are five things you can do now. Go visit it now!
  • HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Media] How to Prepare for the Next Wave of Entrepreneurship
    Finally, we worked with dozens of media and software companies. Steve Case is the co-founder of America Online, the company that democratized online access. Steve is currently the chairman of the Revolution investment firm and also the Case Foundation. President Obama named him Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
    [Media] VC Kay Koplovitz: 'Tell Them How You're Going to Make Them Money'
    Women tend to focus on starting companies that relate to their own interests, in categories such as fashion, social media, and e-commerce, she said. What will help women founders seeking start-up financing? focus on the investor return. Far fewer of the entrepreneurial folks walking around SXSW this weekend are women. Understand them.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Media] Why Success Shouldn’t Be Defined By Revenue, Shareholders, Or Even You
    Over time, our society’s notion of success has been reduced to money and power,” said  Arianna Huffington , editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had with entrepreneurs that ended with them saying, “I want to get $10 million.” by Allison Conkright Engel, Global Marketing Strategy, Sr.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Media] Want a new job but don’t want to alert your current boss? Hire My Friend may well be for you
    While it’s going up against behemoths with heritage, it’s doing it in a way that integrates social media (an increasingly used tool by recruiters) in a more than cursory way but allows users to retain a sense of control over who sees their information, which in an increasingly privacy-conscious age can only be a good thing.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] The Role of Luck in a Startup
    With the mainstream adoption of social media, customer service became a public affair and companies large and small had to get very serious about providing higher levels of service in the instantaneous and often public manner in which the customer now demands. Marketing podcast with Mikkel Svane. billion. billion.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016
    [Media] Denver Startup Week 2016: The Largest Startup Week in History!
    If you missed out on Denver Startup Week 2016, you can learn all about it through the social media hashtags #DENStartupWeek and #ChaseForBiz. <img src=' [link] ' style='padding:0px;margin:0px;' /> In partnership with Chase Ink , I was given the opportunity to attend Denver Startup Week 2016. Tweets by Matthew Toren. Business
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] 14 Tips for Jumping Entrepreneurship's Hurdles
    Fehzan Ali , Adscend Media LLC 3. Yuriy Boykiv , Gravity Media 11. It''s no secret that as a startup founder, you will face many challenges. After all, it really is lonely at the top. But it doesn''t have to be. Here, we asked Young Entrepreneur Council members for their tips on navigating the darker moments of entrepreneurship: 1.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
    [Media] 5 Ways To Earn Better ROI From Email
    This is smart, but what companies need to realize is that digital goes beyond websites and social media. When it comes to implementing a marketing tactic for your business , most companies today are sticking to those that involve digital. It also includes email marketing. Instead, you can use it to your advantage. Use a targeted list.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurship Is All About Taking Smart Risks
    Of course there is work involved to find the right media, and balance the investment against the return. Most entrepreneurs think that risk is just an “occupational hazard” that can be minimized or eliminated by a smart businessman. That way of thinking is simplistic and wrong. Plan to replace your product with a better and cheaper one.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
    [Media] How to Start a Successful Dental Practice
    Establish a social media presence. To keep your customers engaged when they’re not in your chair, take advantage of social media. Tau makes use of six social media sites, all of which you can access via his website. See Also: Social Media Response Flow Chart for Small Businesses. Plan your practice. Market your practice.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] 5 Uncommon Thoughts That Guarantee Uncommon Success
    You can connect with nearly anyone through social media. Big ideas are great.but to be successful, all you need to do is decide you'll think differently than other people. It's hard to think differently and be able to dream new dreams. But most of us aren't bold visionaries. I'm not. I'm far from visionary. Hey, join the (very large) club.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] 3 Tricks for Making Time to Think
    For me, it comes almost exclusively from reading," says Gina Bianchini, founder of Mightybell.com, a social media site that allows people to create groups with friends. Finding time to meditate on big thoughts is a challenge when you're working on a start-up. Here are three tips from the pros on how to give yourself creative free-time.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Tips for Leading People As If Their Lives Depend on You
    One example: In my business, it''s not enough to be active in social media. While they don''t have to battle fierce winds or blistering sun (except when our HVAC system misfires), they do have to manage difficult clients, uninterested media, and challenging workplace issues. In the process, I have become a better leader. column.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] 10 Tips for Leadership, from One Millennial to Another
    Use your outspokenness to get your team on board. -- Laura Roeder , LKR Social Media 7. Advice from the next generation of CEOs. Millennials have been subject to much criticism for their workplace skills--like generations before them--but many are already leading companies, or preparing to. That means not wearing a hoodie every day.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    [Media] The Top 7 Ways To Make Your Small Business Look Large
    Use Social Media. More social media followers can make your business look good and using tools such as like4like  can be the way forward in this regard. large social media following can help a business a lot and using [link] really make it seem larger than it is. 7. However, this is not necessarily the stance you should take.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
    [Media] How To Make Your Brand “Likable” and Win More Revenue
    There are, however, proxy metrics you can use, most of them older school metrics like brand mentions, satisfaction scores, and some newer ones like social media mentions and followers, email subscriptions , referrals, and NPS. They follow you on social media. We want other people to like us. It’s a human desire. How can we measure it?
  • 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.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008
    [Media] Resumes are for *Shit*. The 4 Things You Really Need: LinkedIn.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startonomics SF 2008: Yeah, We Rocked Your Face. The 4 Things You Really Need: LinkedIn, Blog, Keywords, Social Media. Part II!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Shy? 3 Ways to Use It to Your Advantage
    From a Time cover story to a New York Times Sunday Review piece by Cain , the topic of how our society undervalues introverts and the needs of those with a quieter disposition has been making frequent appearances in the media lately. Introverts, due to of their reserved nature, step out of the shadows less often than the more outgoing.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
    [Media] Successfully Get Your New Business Off the Ground With This Free New Tool From Intuit QuickBooks
    The online tool will provide you with a ton of platforms for quick and easy web design, as well as providing some guidance on building out our social media presence. No longer does building a website and social media footprint have to be a daunting or expensive task. Even with all this, it doesn’t have to keep you up at night.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
    [Media] How Crowdsourcing Can Supercharge Your In-House Brainstorming
    Image Source: Iron Post Media. Advertising executive Alex Faickney Osborn was frustrated. The storied firebrand of world renown advertising agency BBDO, he was less than impressed by the creative ideas his team had been bringing to the table. There’s a reason for that: it works. Groups can and do make each other better. Of course not.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Media] 6 Keyword Search Strategies to Grow Your Business
    While social media may capture headlines, search is still the workhorse. Consumers search the web billions and billions of times each month. Here's how you can use that information to grow your business. In its latest analysis of U.S. With so much searching going on, you can imagine how much information there is to data mine.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Help You Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously
    When I media-train executives, I always counsel them to display more emotion. Stand-up comedy may not seem like ideal training for leading a company, but several of the discipline''s techniques will help you loosen up, connect with employees, and make a bigger impact on your clients. Oreos were my gateway drug. SugarJunkie. Be in-the-room.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] Lifesum Announces $6.7 million Series A
    million investment round led by Bauer Media Group and SparkLabs Global Ventures. Bauer Media Group is a german publishing company with more that 600 magazines including Intouch, Cosmopolitan and Shape. The megahit from Sweden first became popular in the Scandinavia and since then their reach has taken them across all of Europe.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Media] Blog Writing 101: How To Satisfy Readers And Deliver Top 10 Google Rankings
    That’s why I started the Traffic Generation Cafe blog, focusing on various free traffic generation methods like search engine traffic, social media traffic, networking, as well as how to convert that traffic into subscribers and buyers. place where many a mighty business owner has fallen. Including me. That’s it? You bet.
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
    [Media] Scoop.it: topic-centric and a new collaborative dimension to curation
    Recently, I started to play with Scoop.it as a beta user, and liked its strong topic centric social media approach. topic centric social media approach : When I stepped into Scoop.it , I didn’t think of whom I was going to follow, but of topics that might be I interested in. Based on these key words, Scoop.it
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] From Deadpool to Acquisition: Lessons From Sprouter's Almost Fail
    Media outlets covered our shutdown, lamenting the fact that the resource for startups would be gone. One of Canada's largest media companies Postmedia Network Inc., But we decided that we would respond to user emails, Tweets and media requests the week of the announcement. The following is a guest post by Erin Bury.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Media] Think Different: Lessons from Johnny Cupcakes
    ” “When you’re using social media, don’t just use it to put stuff on sale all the time.” The funky apparel brand gets buzz by being weird. Really, really weird Johnny Earle began his life as an entrepreneur selling candy and whoopie cushions to classmates. Here are a few excerpts from his mile-a-minute speech.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Help Nominate The Electric Company for AmEx funding
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] The Truth About How Many People Really See Your Facebook Posts
    Think of your own experience with any media for a moment. An alarming report about a drop in engagement on Facebook sent marketers reeling. But it''s time to reexamine the numbers. Want to panic a bunch of marketers ? Tell them that the strategy they''ve used and obsessively focused on for the past few years is a dud. That''s right.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Media] 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2014
    She left Notre Dame to attend a lightning pitch round in New York, where she tracked down and introduced herself to media mogul and VC Kenneth Lerer. These talented female startup founders are bringing to life impressive--and in some cases, world-changing--technology. Think someone else should have made the list? For example, E!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 10 Design Tips for Tiny Offices
    Maintain a pleasant waiting room atmosphere, but make sure it's a short stay for your guests. -- Lisa Nicole Bell , Inspired Life Media Group 9. From knocking down walls to greeting customers with candy in hand, members of the YEC offer their best advice for sprucing up even the smallest start-up offices and storefronts. Customers, Meet Fido!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
    [Media] Tips And Tricks For Promoting Your eCommerce Store
    Take Advantage of Social Media. Blogging and social media are a match made in heaven. Having well run social media accounts to promote your ecommerce site is essential. As a very small fish in a big pond, to be discovered by customers you need to promote correctly. Blog For Your Business. Hire an SEO Professional.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014
    [Media] A Look Inside of AUGMENTe and The Future of Online Commerce
    It’s called holistic media; it’s an app that is focused on improving the customer experience from almost any vertical.” “One is that it can scan any item, and compact all of the media into a mobile device, so that it’s really easy to look through,” Ben said. AUGMENTe display. Startups
  • BRANDANEW  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [Media] 8 Reasons Why Startups Should Focus on Digital Strategies in 2017
    Building your brand’s voice is made easier through a consistent and smart usage of channels like social media. An important aspect of social media interaction is confrontation – in case it occurs, don’t fear it. This is possible through social media and other methods. Start learning  HERE. 1. It helps you know where you are. 2.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
    [Media] Experiential Design: the Importance of Cohesive Event Branding
    Considering how professional event design could enhance your invitations, tickets and even social media pages during the proverbial drumroll will generate as much interest as possible – boosting attendance and creating some welcome buzz around the event during the weeks or months beforehand. Here’s how it’s done. The Campaign Trail.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
    [Media] Is The American Dream Really Just a Mirage?
    In spite of the so-called business media’s fixation on tales of America’s demise, U.S. entrepreneurial activity is at its highest point in 15 years, with over 550,000 new businesses created each month in this country! Never have so many owed so much to so few. But Is This Dream a Mirage? Today, it is over 270 days! So what is one to do?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] 6 Email Marketing Tricks for Better Results
    The second is that unlike SEO (where you can see intuitively the value of being No. 1 for a particular keyword) or pay-per-click marketing, which has hard media costs associated with it, it is very hard to understand the difference between where your email marketing campaign is now and how good it could be. Email more often. But change it up!
  • 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.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] Top 5 Must-Attend 2013 Conferences for Entrepreneurs
    Digital and social media are hot topics in the business and entrepreneurial world. Small business and entrepreneurial conferences offer many benefits, including exclusive seminars, networking opportunities, and even product discounts. Regardless of where you may be in your project there is likely a 2013 conference to match you needs.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016
    [Media] 10 Fantastic Websites For Stock Photography
    Here, we’ll give you a list of 10 sites that provides 100 percent free images for either social media or blog posting. Stock photos are readily available for free in the internet but navigating around this labyrinth of content can be very difficult. They can be used freely for commercial or personal use as well. Sound great? Blog & Grow
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Will Facebook Remain Relevant?
    In Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg , social media innovator at Intel, Ekaterina Walter outlines how 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized the Internet and why he may continue to do so. Marketing podcast with Ekaterina Walter. So, is the future of Facebook a sure one?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t
    Thus you end up with Demand Media that booms until Google algorithm changes (Panda) changes send it off a cliff along with many other companies overly reliant upon one “place” and one “promotional” method. It’s worth a quick read. My argument is pretty simple. This will fail. Look at Viddy & SocialCast.
  • 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?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [Media] Transfluent raises a €1.46 million "Pre-Series A"
    It seems in the past, ArcticStartup was full of Transfluent news as they were one of Helsinki''s sweetheart startups - the idea of providing fast human-powered transition services for social media and customer service actually had legs. This number speaks to all languages: Transfluent has announced to Gigaom that the company has raised a €1.46
  • NICK O'NEILL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] How A Perfectionist Instinct Can Kill A Startup
    There’s a common trend I see among entrepreneurs that is bound to kill the startup before it gets out the gate: perfectionism. I’ve fallen victim to it myself. You find yourself in this endless loop of continuously improving your product before releasing it to the public. It was a win-win situation. Entrepreneurship Perfectionism
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
    [Media] How Pinterest Became What Flickr Failed To
    Businesses are openly embracing Pinterest and media organizations are figuring out how to use it , much like they did with Tumblr last year. Like a lot of people I have been fascinated by the explosive growth that Pinterest has experienced. love the fact that Pinterest exploded in popularity outside of the echo chamber that is Silicon Valley.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] SOPA Lives On.Through Google
    The new policy focuses on demoting websites that pirate content while promoting legitimate rich media sources. Copyright removal notices, a system that allows content owners to notify Google if their media has been posted without permission, has been an integral part of YouTube that has kept complaints against the search engine to a minimum.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] [Review] Turning Silver Into Gold
    In fact, they are the fastest social media adopters in the US with over 43% of those over 65 years using at least one social networking site. Techniques on engaging the media and marketing using websites, blogs, and podcasts are also covered, albeit in a more cursory manner than other specialist publications. million people by 2025.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
    [Media] How Startups Can Use Celebrity Endorsements
    Social media and sharing websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Vine, and Facebook have made it easier than ever before for people to share content. Media exposure. Since its inception, they have been featured on The Ellen Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and many more media spotlights. An Ever-Changing Tactic. markets.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014
    [Media] Starting an E-commerce Site? Five Tips Every College Grad Should Know.
    Social media can be a huge business driver. Until fairly recently, traditional companies considered social media a trendy marketing tool. Make sure you integrate the social media tools your customers are using into your e-commerce strategy to develop new leads and address customer service issues. Mobile is the future.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] World's Coolest Offices: Your Picks
    Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia In 2003, Vishen Lakhiani founded Mindvalley, a digital publishing company that specializes in self-help, motivational, and personal-growth content in new media. asked our Facebook community to submit photos of the world's best offices. Then we put them to a vote. Continued on next page.) Tenon Tours was No.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] How to Turn Your Best Customers Into a Growth Engine
    While this may sound like some social media laced feel good sentiment it’s actually quite practical. I’ve said repeatedly that building a vibrant community is the most important objective of any business these days. photo credit: Mourner via photopin cc. Creating new products and services and making plans for growth is tricky adventures.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
    [Media] Must-Use Lead Conversion Tactics for Video Marketing
    So I did some research and came up with six ways that you can steer prospects into leads by using video, to send them to your website or a landing page, or even your social media sites. Use these annotations to push leads to your social media sites, website or landing page! million people look at SnapChat every day. ” . Ready?
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
    [Media] [ADV] How Can Translation Services Help Business?
    Translating and localising your website is great, but what about blog, news and social media? Your customers might want to stay up-to-date with the news about your company and a great way of connecting with them without being too intrusive is through blog and social media. Today, the world is smaller than it ever was before.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Media] 3 Essential Ways to Improve Your Website
    Regardless of who you are or what you sell--and notwithstanding the increasing importance of social media--your website matters a great deal. Your website is often the first impression a prospective customer has of your business. Perhaps it''s time for an upgrade? Advertising exec Curt Hanke shares three simple fixes. Need proof?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] 10 Steps to Teaching Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs
    Most children today are terrible at face-to-face and telephone communication because of the popularity of social media and text messaging. What business owner doesnt wish similar entrepreneurial success for their children, whether they have hopes to pass on the family business one day or can see their child creating their own. Of course!
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Media] There’s Never Been a Better Time To Be an Entrepreneur
    Related Posts: Unapologetic Rules for Entrepreneurs Do The Work with Steven Pressfield How to Steal Like An Entrepreneur How to Get an MBA for Less Than $20 Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? Here’s my take. It’s a pretty negative work environment and it breeds negative spin. Listen above).
  • 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).
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
    [Media] 6 Tips for Services Startups When Profits Plateau
    Take your reputation online, utilizing social media, your website, and a blog to connect to clients and make strategic alliances. A good many startups I know have been “successful” over a couple of years in overcoming the challenges of starting the business, including incorporation, services development, funding, and setting up operations.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Media] Use Pull Technology for Real Customer Enchantment
    You need a blog and social media interaction to keep your content fresh and responsive to the market. Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get it remembered. You pull people in by providing new content with real value on your website at least every few days. Refresh it often.
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