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  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] Send Share or Like Facebook Is Getting It Right
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] 4 Lessons From One of the World's Smartest Entrepreneurs
    We reached out to AdMob (acquired by Google), Quattro (bought by Apple), and Millennial Media Millennial Media -- which went public. A serial entrepreneur talks about the four things you should know before starting a company. What is smartness? There are different kinds for different human endeavors. Berkeley. ” 2. ” 3.
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] The Shana Fisher Competitive Advantage
    Later she went on to become a Vice President of Technology and Media M&A at Allen & Company, and then she led strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions at IAC before starting High Line Venture Partners, her own early stage investing business. It ain’t what you know, it’s what you feel. No team, no traction.
  • 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, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] 17 Hiring Secrets for Entrepreneurs
    We asked Inc. readers to give us their best hiring advice. Here''s what they said. Last week, Inc. asked our Twitter and Facebook readers an important question. Here are the 17 most useful pieces of advice for anyone looking to hire: 1. Prepare for a job that doesn''t yet exist." - Sarah Cargill, Cargill Communications 2. Talent can only go so far.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Newsflash: Winning Is Everything
    Andrew Collins is the CEO of a multi-award winning social media and technology company Mailman. Andrew was featured as the Top Entrepreneur under 30 in Australia in 2008 and continues to grow a extensive network of online media assets. ?. By Andrew Collins, Founder & CEO of Mailman Group?. Winning IS everything. ’  ??People
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • NEXTWALA  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Learning from Slideshare's Founders
     All the media hype about the two communities being at loggerheads with each other is overdone. (Source: Marttj ). Published on VCCircle ]. have worked with the Slideshare team, as a user, investor and board member at different times, from 2008 till late last year.  I appreciated their willingness to work with me and be patient. 
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Media] 12 Ways to Get Your New Product into a Major Retail Chain
    Make sure that their price is somewhat in line with your online pricing. -  Jason Grill,  JGrill Media | Sock 101. 6. Investing in something new is a gamble, so how do you get stores to begin carrying your product? What is one tip you have for getting a brand-new product into major retail chains? Their answers are below. 1. The customer?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] Top Five Ways To Recognize And Appreciate Millennial Workers
    With free website services such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and their tremendous popularity and ubiquitous usage by Millennials, using these social media tools to celebrate the accomplishments of your Millennial workers is a no-brainer (in addition to more traditional corporate recognition awards ). Lunch with the boss.
  • 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.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [Media] Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Slikc
    We’ve found that people love to extend their personal media space, so we create software to make that happen, easily.  But the current approaches to mobile media are inevitably meant for one set of eyeballs.  Recognizing this, I introduce you all to PicoSnap by Slikc. And that’s where we come in.  If so, what and why?
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] 13 of the Best Startup Financial Decisions
    Shahzil (Shaz) Amin, Blue Track Media, LLC 2. Originally published in Technori. What’s the best financial decision that you’ve made for your company in the last six months?” Here are their tips for making the best startup financial decisions. 1. Raised the roof I gave my employees raises across the board. Why not share the success with them?
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] 7 Marketing Conferences That Will Help Grow Your Business This Year
    The best internet marketing conferences are feeding this need for cohesion with multi-channel marketing training that spans content marketing, PPC, social media , SEO, and more. Held in Seattle mid-July, this event is three days of actionable advice and networking opportunities for marketers in search, social media, content, CRO, and more.
  • 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).
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Media] How To Properly Introduce A Keynote Speaker
    Her clients range from university students to Fortune 500 companies, and her seminars cover topics ranging from tattoos in the workplace to technology at the dinner table and the proper use of social media. By  Diane Gottsman , modern manners and etiquette expert, and author of “ Pearls of Polish, An Etiquette Guide for Today’s Busy Woman “.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Twitter Etiquette: Must You Follow Back?
    Is a no-follow rule a serious social media faux pas? Inc.com columnist Jeff Haden tests the waters. Is not following people —and especially not following the people who follow you—a sign of arrogance on Twitter? He wrote, “Jeff's article is almost as arrogant as his twitter profile which follows no one.”
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Media] Where Is The Facebook About Us Page
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013
    [Media] To Build and Own Your Market, Become One with Your Customer!
    Whether that be through your website, a blog, a newsletter, various social media or all four, keep communications constant. A very Zen-like expression, don't you think? Zen emphasizes the attainment of enlightenment and wisdom gained through direct insight. Becoming one with your customer is the key to your current and future success.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Media] A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference
    Every region needs its local media & events. on to their next companies and that produced Demand Media, a public company who even with a slight recent reduction in share price is still trading at $1.3 This article originally ran on TechCrunch.  I’m in Seattle this week. Can’t list them all. The ingredients are all here.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015
    [Media] How To Be A Dog Of A Leader… In A Good Way
    by Dr. Warren Harmer, author of “ Business Planning for Small Business “ Outrageously bad employee behaviour makes for great stories in the media. The old adage of ‘ one bad apple makes the whole bunch go bad’ really does apply when it comes to culture. Great employees often leave bad teams. Enter bad apple. What’s on the nose?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013
    [Media] [New York] INGENUITY 2013
    The 16 finalists that have been selected – covering a range of industries, from mobile, digital media and healthcare to fashion, and Internet services - to pitch are: Crowdtap. Despite the challenging US economy, the New York startup scene is burgeoning. Dashlane. Miner. Partpic. WeDidIt. Zipments. Greatist. Hopscotch. Shake. HeTexted.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] [Singapore] SingTel Innovation Exchange Introduces myBusiness Techblog
    SingTel Innovation Exchange (Six) – the partner development program of Singapore-headquartered Asia telecommunications provider SingTel – has launched  myBusiness techblog , an online information resource on business, innovation and technology, targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SME Technology Series.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
    [Media] Get Your E-mails Back Into Gmail's Inbox
    Another was "astounded by @Seamless''s social media savvy, such as today''s ''Put us in your primary tab!''-themed Seamless is the latest company asking customers to move its promotional e-mails back into Gmail''s main inbox. Good idea, or waste of time? But some companies are not holding their breath. themed discount!" Maybe so.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Combine Words and Pictures for Brand Value
    Rebecca Otis is the Content/Social Media Manager at Digital Third Coast , a Chicago digital marketing agency that helps businesses find and connect with customers through SEO, PPC, and content and social media. photo credit: schnaars. Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, SlideShare, Google+, profile cover photos. What Text Adds to Imagery.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] 5 Steps to Becoming More Marketable
    Promote Yourself has a guide to the major social media channels that you should use. Enhance your career by bolstering your current skills and developing new ones. The world of work is changing fast, leaving a wake of frightening uncertainty that''s especially daunting for those of you early in your careers.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
    [Media] Startups Should be Wary of Disruptive Technologies
    MySpace and several others, who arguably pioneered the disruptive social media technology, never really survived to enjoy it. How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” Investors will wait for more traction. Christensen in “ The Innovator’s Dilemma ” way back in 1995.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
    [Media] Monday Morning Motivation: Gary Vaynerchuk Talk
    Gary Vaynerchuk of Vayner Media breaks down entrepreneurship and tech investing in blunt terms. This motivational post is for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to start their week off on the right foot. Gary The Takeaways. “I do not believe you can teach entrepreneurship.” ” . People will overpay for it.”
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Reporting Live From Slush13
    We will go behind the scenes into the Media Room, we will take pictures from the invite-only lunch with the Estonian President, we will talk to companies and check out the speakers. This year, we are taking the concept of live reporting to the next level. Best of all, you can request us to go and report on anything that you desire.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] Why Would a Business Avoid any Internet Presence?
    In fact, you can set up a web presence these days on social media alone, by creating a company page on Facebook, company profile on LinkedIn, or a free blog with static pages on WordPress. These days, if your startup does not have an Internet home base up and running, you are not ready for business or potential investors. Marty Zwilling.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
    [Media] Top European (+Nordic and Baltic) Startup Events for the Rest of 2015
    Whether you are looking to get some media exposure, to nail an angel investor or perhaps to acquire new users or customers, you need to have it clear in your mind and prepare well. At ArcticStartup, we’re event junkies. We have a portfolio of our own events and 2016 will bring some additions to that and you will hear about it later.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
    [Media] The Single Most Potent Marketing Tactic of All
    Public Relations – This includes activities aimed at receiving coverage in traditional media outlets. Social Media Marketing – This includes the act of building engagement on established platforms and networks such Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well as targeted industry platforms. But that’s the beauty of a system.
  • 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.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Success dysmorphia
    I was talking with my good friend Erik Proulx last month about the various projects we are working on. Erik is the creator of Lemonade , a documentary about laid off ad agency employees who remade their lives. We share an unhealthy love for our iPhones. And occasionally spend hours lost in an Internet haze , instead of working on important projects.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Media] More TV For Entrepreneurs | Hollywood Calls Silicon Valley
    “Geeks are the new royalty,” says Frances Berwick, president of Bravo and Style Media. ” Media executives didn’t use to be so eager to chase the digerati. Hit shows about geeks, notably CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” about physicists, proved to media executives the category could sell.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Media] Developing a Business Plan for Strategic Growth
    Pricing, products, promotion, messaging, channels, social media, support, lead generation—it’s all tactics. The business plan for strategic growth is one of my favorites because it’s about core business decisions, steps, metrics, and making things happen. It matches my vision of business planning as ongoing management and steering a business.
  • 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.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010
    [Media] TechStars Boston Applications Are Heating Up
    Even more excitingly, they are covering a wide range of companies – some deep tech, social media, health care informatics, robotics, and ecommerce. The TechStars Boston application deadline is 1/31/11. So – don’t wait – apply to TechStars Boston now ! TechStars Year 3 in Boston is shaping up to be the best yet.
  • 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.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
    [Media] 1.5 Years Of AngelList: 8000 Intros, 400 Investments And That's Just The Data We Can Tell You About
    The top 5 markets are Mobile , E-Commerce , SaaS , Digital Media  and  Education. It’s the AngelList centi-sesquicentennial and we want to share some stats with you. After 1.5 years, AngelList has seen…. 8,000 intros. An investor has asked for an intro to a startup on AngelList over 8,000 times. 400 investments. acquisitions. AngelLis
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Media] How To Make A Killing With An E Commerce Business
    Use social media and other marketing tools to seek out this niche and sell to them first. People love to shop. We love to buy new things and we’re always seeking out bargains. This is the number one rule that all sellers need to remember. Buying new things triggers a chemical release in our brains. That’s what we’ll help you with today.
  • 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.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] Content Marketing for SME’s
    Digital Marketing Strategies are closely connected with Content and Consultants with experience in Online Advertising , Social Media Marketing , Search Engine Optimization optimizes Digital Media with Right Content to Deliver Tangible and measured Results. You have to think like a Publisher , Media and work on great story telling.
  • AWEISSMAN.COM  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009
    [Media] The Golden Road (to Online Distribution)
    We started betaworks by specifically looking at the past, and using that look back to come up not only with a specific and focused view of online media but also a corporate structure to enable us to optimize our participation in future innovation. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Tweet.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Media] CareFlash and Coro Health Team-Up
    Continue reading → Digital careflash coro health
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Better Believe It: There Is a Dark Side to Success
    Media outlets take notice-- first local, then regional and eventually, national. Sure, you''re successful now, but how do you create long-term success for your company? Avoid these red flags like the plague. Achieving and celebrating success is an important--and hugely enjoyable--part of business. Success also has its dark side. Focus.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Media] Ask an Entrepreneur: Can I Really Start a Business in 30 Days?
    Social Media can supercharge your launch. It allows your supporters to pledge to their social media accounts following your launch date. Are you looking for advice on getting your business up and running quickly? Scroll down for expert tips. If you like them, share this on Twitter with the hashtag #30DayChallenge. Skimping on design.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Media] Who's at Dublin Web Summit?
    The main reasons we head to conferences is to meet potential investors, some interesting CEOs for collaboration, and media to make some noise. Media. And lastly, if you want to get your product mentioned in major media, Dublin Web Summit has plenty of outlets for you to approach. So, who''s going to be there?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways Startups Make Bad Predictions About Competitors
    Instead, he advises focusing on market solutions. "An exciting new product can get a lot of media attention, but services are often what really sell customers on a product--more than the product itself," he writes. Forecasting other company''s moves is necessary for every business, but don''t fall victim to these common errors.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016
    [Media] How To Determine Which Online Channels are Delivering Sales Online and Off
    Ashleigh Brown, Head of Biddable Media at Browser Media Ltd , a specialist digital marketing agency. Born in 2005 as a search engine marketing agency, Browser Media still offers search as its core service but provides so much more than just tinkering with meta tags. photo credit: Ashleigh Brown. But how do we track this?
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011
    [Media] Guilt-Free, Pain-Free Solitude When Abroad
    said I didn't miss the lack of ethnic diversity; how far away the country is from everything else; the challenge of a foreign language; the lack of English language media and books; the poor customer service in companies. Most of all, I miss the immense stimulation of day to day living in another country. She explained. Chile Travel
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Media] 9 Steps to Joyful Living
    The problem stems from the media. Disclaimer: I am no expert on happiness or joyfulness. While I have read numerous books on this topic, I have not done a research project of my own to reach the conclusions presented here. Let’s start right away. Step Zero: Being Open. That shows that you are open without a lot of reservations.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] Breaking Into Mobile Commerce
    With social media on the rise, and a new technology becoming available every day, your company is required to conform. by Jessica Sanders, Chonies. Mobile commerce is the newest addition to the small business family, and worth considering. Why It’s Important. What Customers Want. Your customers want to access to you at their will.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] The time to eat the hors d’oeuvres is when they’re being passed
    In the M&A markets, the most extreme example is probably in adtech, where there were waves of acquisitions in ad exchanges (DoubleClick, RightMedia, Avenue A), then mobile ads (AdMob, Quattro), and then social advertising (Buddy Media, Wildfire). The arguments underlying it are mathematically elegant and have been widely popularized.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Media] It’s Morning in Venture Capital
    There is no sector of the economy that isn’t being transformed by the online community that is now voraciously consuming media, applications, communications and buying global products. This article originally ran on PEHub. If you prefer the super short version – I’ve summarized the post in the final section. The Funding Problem.
  • 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
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016
    [Media] Become An SEO Master With These Awesome Tips
    Always Use Social Media. In this day and age, you can’t create a buzz without social media platforms. If you go viral on social media, Google will have to take notice and adjust your ranking accordingly. Now that it is 2016, you can’t afford to be content with SEO beginner status. The best way to improve a skill is to learn.
  • MASSIVE GREATNESS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Media] The Mac's Mid-Life Crisis
    have a three-year old iMac that sits on my desk and is my media hub, but the vast majority of my traditonal computing is done on a 13-inch Air (and I say “traditional”, of course, because I actually use my iPhone and increasingly my iPad more than any of my Macs — but that’s another topic). It’s a thing of true beauty.
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [Media] Create a New Business Bubble, Don’t Chase Old Ones
    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.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2014
    [Media] Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 2 openings
    Product Manager @ Complex Media (New York, NY) Keywords: Consumer, Content, Platform, Product Management, Web [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Media] Girlfluence To Harness Women Power Online Using Video
    Not only that, we too are mentoring and coaching our influencers to grow larger, successfully brand themselves, learn how to speak to the media, create a communications strategy for their own brands and expand into larger brand partnerships.” But how about one that’s totally about women?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] 4 Lessons for Mid-Life Entrepreneurs
    They have the hard business skills, but they may not have a firm handle on emerging technologies and social media trends. Using Facebook, twitter and the like to drive your social life is one thing – using social media to drive your business is another entirely. Entrepreneurship doesn't have to be young person's game. ”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
    [Media] China Startups – The Gold Rush and Fire Extinguishers (Part 5 of 5)
    For the last 10 years China essentially closed its search, media and social network software market to foreign companies with the result that Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Dropbox, and 30,000 other websites were not accessible from China. All the usual caveats apply. I was only in China for a week so this a cursory view. Land Rush.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Conversocial: A case study in thought leadership based marketing
    For those of you that don’t know Conversocial is a cloud based service used by brands and retailers to manage and engage with their customers on social media. Handling the volume of social media for your brand (newmediaandmarketing.com). Customer service is the most important use case. Related articles.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Companybook Brings Companies Into Their Own Social Network
    To get some sort of idea about the company, Companybook also provides a media reputation chart that determines positive and negative news articles based on the the company's name is used in the sentence. You can google ambiguous search terms, try to dig through LinkedIn, or you can search through business directories with limited success.
  • READWRITE.COM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Let's All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can't Raise Any More Money
    © 2012 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.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015
    [Media] The Best Movies About Real Business, Not Hollywood’s Version of Business
    Media and entertainment is a $1.9 This is an amazingly short list, when you consider how fecund the media industry is. Eric Ries likes to asks audiences who has seen a movie about a startup. Normally everyone has seen “The Social Network”. Act 1: a protagonist with a bold idea and excellent timing for the idea. His answer? FICTION.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] How to Get World Class Experts to Support Your Company
    Like many established finance & media companies, GLG knows that the tech startup sector is a growing part of the economy. They work a broad range of sectors — including education, media, fintech, and healthcare. This can suck up huge amounts of your scarcest resource, time.  Or, you can go straight to the source.
  • DAZZLINDONNA  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010
    [Media] Marketing Your Site Via Website Directory Listings and Article Directory Submissions
    You never know when one incredibly influential person might stumble over a link to your site, fall in love with your site, and suddenly send a flood of traffic to it by mentioning it on his or her blog or social media stream. Those days are gone, unfortunately. Don’t Miss Marketing Opportunities. Automate Processes, Not Content.
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Media] Investors Beware: Today’s $100M+ Late-stage Private Rounds Are Very Different from an IPO
    All of this suggests that we are not in a valuation bubble, as the mainstream media seems to think. [An edited version of the following blog post originally appeared in a modified form in the pages of the weekend edition of the Financial Times last Saturday. ]. Conversely, these late stage private rounds have no such pageantry or process.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Success: If You Define It, You Can Accomplish It
    With our media and celebrity-heavy culture, it’s very, very common to see people unconsciously adopt a frame of reference that if they’re not famous, they’re not successful. Successful is not a word with a simple or self evident definition. Nothing, as long as first you define what it means to be successful. Intrigued?
  • 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.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] See-Think-Do: A Content, Marketing, Measurement Business Framework
    Or perhaps you want to sign up for their blog, or follow them on social media or… any of a bunch of other things. Hmm … "We are not really sure what we are doing, maybe we should ask Jay the intern who's our Social Media Guru-in-Residence?" seconds)" for business framework on Google today. promise.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] 31 Great Ways Universities Are Using Google+
    Social media resources like Google Plus offer a great opportunity for growth in education through collaborative work, communication, and camaraderie. Many of today’s universities have recognized this incredible potential, and have put G+ to work on campus. Hangout office hours. Don’t feel like heading to campus in the middle of a snowstorm?
  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] How to choose the right design agency for your startup
    Do you need help with your social media strategy? Before joining Google, Mike Buzzard founded Cuban Council, a world-class design agency that worked with clients like Google, NASA, Francis Ford Coppola, Facebook, Zynga, Tom Waits, BBC, and Evernote. John Zeratsky. Our startup needs design help. What do you need? Do you need a logo?
  • READWRITE.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [Media] Don't Write Off Relational Databases For Big Data Just Yet
    © 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.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Media] Importance of the Blog for Your Online Business
    You’ve also got the email, social media, ebooks, infographics, guest posts and videos (to name but a few) to get your content out there. For that reason, it’s very important that you have the right social media campaign going and you’re using the right twitter strategy. Let me be blunt. And it doesn’t just stop there.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Media] How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience
    Why Social Media Doesn’t Matter Anymore. How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience This content from: Duct Tape Marketing Everyone talks about creating a great customer experience, but few people really deliver one that’s special in any way. What if you delivered products on a bike? What if you included more than they expected?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Keep Employees From Becoming Competitors
    He started Avocado, a social-media platform that allows couples and loved ones to stay connected. To retain highly engaged, entrepreneurially spirited employees, you must learn what makes them tick. New companies aren''t built by tinkerers in garages. Instead, startups emerge from big established companies. They thrive on networking.
  • WWW.FASTCOMPANY.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] How Algorithms Rule The World
    The Rules of Social Media. Skip navigation. Fast Company. Subscribe. Newsletter. Search. Stumbleupon. linkedin. Google+. Co.DESIGN. Co.CREATE. Co.EXIST. Co.LEAD. TECHNOLOGY. MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE. MAGAZINE. Fast Talk. How Algorithms Rule The World. By Arnie Cooper | August 29, 2012. There was a lot to tell,” says Steiner. Christopher Steiner.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
    [Media] Some restrictions apply*
    A friend on social media posted a photo on Facebook called Why complicate life? It has an uplifting message and knowing my friend, he had noble intentions for posting the same. have posted the photo here again below: Before you scroll down and read what I have written below think about what has been written on the photo. Ask for it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] The GoPro Army
    Every two or three minutes, a new piece of GoPro–created content is uploaded to YouTube, and Woodman credits those videos—whether produced by its army of customers or by the company's 20-person in-house media team—with much of the company's runaway success. Then he hammers the gas again. The point comes back to storytelling.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] The Best of Augmented Reality
    Result: Some 56,000 people used the app to view the murals, and another 900,000 mentioned the campaign on social media. 4. Four smart augmented reality campaigns that made a splash. Want to use augmented reality to boost sales? Take a page from these smart augmented reality projects that made a big splash--and a big return on investment. 1.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Media] Think Twice Before Starting a Company
    Getting media and PR attention is tough, because there are hundreds of companies pitching the same people and trying to get them to tell their story. I sent a tweet out last week that resulted in some healthy debate: “three years ago, I was telling everyone I met to start companies. Today, my bias is one of caution. Couple thoughts: 1.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
    [Media] 4 Local SEO Tips For 2016
    Ray is also the co-author of the “Marketing Guides for Small Business” eBook series, which includes topics on Website Design, Local SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media, Google AdWords, and Reputation Management. 4 Local SEO Tips For 2016 written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. And let’s be honest. Go Mobile Or Go Home. Ray L.
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