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  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] 50 Questions: How soon should I start raising my next round?
    Good ways to do this include turning up to events where they might be present (particularly if you have organised the event or can get a speaking slot), helping them evaluate deals and people, engaging on social media, getting written about in press that they read (e.g. Remember that VCs invest in lines not dots. Happy days.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Media] Q&A with Primer Grey’s Chris Valdez
    So what we did was gather our disparate areas of expertise and bring them under one roof, where we were able to offer traditional media, which is still a very important part of marketing, as well as digital marketing and web design. Startup Houston: What’s your background, and how did you end up here? Chris Everson , Cliff  and myself.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Burpple Enables Social Sharing Of Food Experiences
    Various successful publicity efforts – amongst others a HelpKopiGoOverseas.com social media campaign promoting local coffee, as well as being promoted during Savour Singapore 2012 , a large-scale gourmet event – helped propel awareness of its mobile app, then in beta. One potentially winning feature? Burping An Idea.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [Media] 8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013
    Plus, the fund that’s rapidly becoming the most famous for this model actually seems to be doing full service most effectively for itself--with a record of major media hits--and overpaying for its investments. 5. On tap for next year: Big changes are coming to everything from e-commerce and hardware to incubators and VC funds.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] Letting Your Customer Define What You Sell
    Related Posts: Natural Way to Run a Business Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video The Power of Focus Riding With Niner Bikes Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior. Letting Your Customer Define What You Sell This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. HP kigo footwear minimalist shoes natural running
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] Getting Press
    In this case Street Fight and Daily Deal Media. Daily Deal Media and Street Fight  published stories. One of the great misperceptions that people in the startup world have when it comes to marketing is that issuing a press release will result in people writing about your news. Nothing is further from the truth. This all worked.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] Buzzword Bingo: Cure for Boring Meetings?
    Do you attend a lot of boring meetings? Here's a fun way to make them more interesting. Whiskey might help, too.) Boring meetings are the bane of the business world. However, you can make them a lot more interesting by playing "buzzword bingo." It's easy. Be sure to bring a full mug of coffee and have a pot (or two) ready by the meeting room.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Tech Founders (and a Celebrity!) Spill Their Networking Secrets for SXSW
    Just network with everyone." --Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media It''s not all about you. How do you establish lasting connections amid the frenzy that is the annual South by Southwest Interactive festival? We asked the pros their tips to up your game. That base is your foundation. Don''t judge people.
  • SOFTWARECEO  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011
    [Media] Not getting clients for a start up website company
    Hi, HubeTech is a newly formed organization based in Bangalore, India. Even though we have a complete package of solutions, we are not getting clients. We have a good team and we are nicely experienced also. We can assure quality services with a very much reasonable costing and on time delivery. Forums Business
  • CHARLIECRYSTLE.COM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Don't Be Zynga
    Zynga's getting a lot of attention from the media these days as it prepares for its IPO (good for them). So my observations are simply as an outside observer relying on the questionable accuracy of tech news media. don't know its founder/CEO Marc Pincus, and only know one employee. Read that article--it's a bit disconcerting.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
    [Media] Why I Hate & Love Mobile Marketing
    Likewise, most mobile ads are more intrusive, and thus more seen by customers, than ads in other media like print and web. 4. Mobile marketing is here, and it''s here to stay. Interestingly, I both hate and love mobile marketing. So, as you can see, my frustration with mobile phones is largely when they are abused. read more. Dave Lavinsky
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
    [Media] 4 Reasons You Need to Use Native Advertising
    In that case, ask the top media properties in your region or industry to pitch your business ASAP. Native advertising is useful for companies on the rise who are doing everything right, and trying to reach a media-conscious target audience that wants to engage online. little over a week ago, I penned an Inc. readers. Here they are: 1.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Lessons for Brooklyn: Information Spillover at the Roots of NYC Tech
    It's not an accident that VC firms started converging on NYC in full force when the social media buzz about Foursquare back in '09 "leaked" the info that there was something amazing going on in this community. Talk of buildings and incubators reminded me of the story of Building 20 from "Where Good Ideas Come From". ".Legendary
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
    [Media] There’s Something Abuzz With GoodBuzz
    “ GoodBuzz is a (form of) guerrilla marketing program for those who are ignored by journalists and the mainstream media,&# says Koutonin. Africa is not known to generate many technology talents – the country is far more prolific in its music, sport and art – but here’s one young African who intends to buck the trend.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Skate Where the Puck is Going
    Anyone who works in the venture business or frankly just lives in Silicon Valley will be used to hearing a buzz word rise up out of nowhere to capture the technology zeitgeist and find its way into every entrepreneur’s product development plan or every aspiring entrepreneur’s pitch deck. And of course – badges. Fawking badges.
  • PRACTICE TRUMPS THEORY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Case-Study: How A Scrappy Bootstrapped Team In The Middle Of Nowhere Used Lean Startup To Achieve Startup Success
    Social media management was hard. The problem with those tools was that while they technically allowed users to complete social media tasks, they were messy and did little to help make customers actually better at social media marketing. Business owners did not take the time to learn or implement a social media strategy.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
    [Media] Web Analytics Association Board of Director Nominee Twitter List
    Even better, simply add this list if you use Seesmic Desktop , TweetDeck , CoTweet , HootSuite or any other Twitter application. If you’re interested in following the nominees individually, I’ve included their Twitter accounts below. Enjoy! Director, Product Management, comScore, USA, Vendor Dennis R. Yahoo!,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] Play to Win: 5 Ways to Make Money From Mobile Games
    Media Chaperone offers parents a way to reward their children for playing the right games. The popularity of mobile games has given rise to innovative companies, some of which have little or nothing to do with game development. John McDermott Since the advent of video games parents have been trying to monitor their children’s playing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Media] 7 Ways to Motivate Without Money
    Social (and social media) recognition-- The Little Giraffe Foundation. It''s easy to increase someone''s paycheck. It''s not so easy to reward without money, but these groups have figured it out. Dear Evil HR Lady, We''re a small non-profit and we rely heavily on volunteers. Yes, their love of the cause is good, but it only goes so far.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010
    [Media] Business Plan, Marketing Plan, or Both?
    Then your job is marketing and related functions like sales and customer service and branding and social media and SEO, and so forth. “if I have a marketing plan, do I need (or want) a business plan too?” Good question. And so is its opposite question too, “if I have a business plan, do I also need (or want) a marketing plan?”.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
    [Media] Lean Marketing Tips: Public Speaking
    PR can come in many flavors: media coverage, social media traffic, events, stunts, and (wait for it) public speaking engagements. When building a company, marketing is everything. We often think of marketing as advertising, but in lean  marketing that is only one component of an effective plan. Stick with what you know. Get it? Got it?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] When You Don't Need Data
    ” Shakespeare adds that the company does keep tabs of the photos of the billboard that people share via social media. Sometimes even data''s deepest devotees prefer to think beyond numbers. “My job is not to come in and create some stupid metric for everyone to look at.” Foreman obviously recognizes the importance of data.
  • 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.
  • VENTURE HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010
    [Media] “AngelList is the real deal”
    Finally, my friend Michael Galpert of Aviary connected me with Gary Vaynerchuk , who is a perfect investor for us given what he is passionate about (social media for businesses). If I were doing YC again today, I’d try to get on AngelList right after Demo Day…&#. And this is where the craziness started. He was in. So Kal was in.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Groupon's IPO Missteps
    August 25: Potentially violating an SEC-mandated quiet period in which a company must refuse to speak to the press, Andrew Mason sent out a 2,481-word e-mail that quickly circulated in media. It's almost comical," Sweet says, referring to Groupon's proposed initial public offering that began with its S-1 filing in June. He's right. market.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Media] 9 Cool Products from Brilliant Minds Under 30
    University Parent Media helps ease the transition from home to college by partnering with schools to provide students and parents with guides that are like CliffsNotes to college life. Ladies, those sneakers you wear on your morning walk to work look abominable with your chic business attire. Oprah is a fan! Read more. Read more. Read more.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012
    [Media] 12 Ways to Unwind During the Busy Holiday Season
    Plan ahead and hire additional temporary team members if necessary. -- Lisa Nicole Bell , Inspired Life Media Group 7. For start-ups, especially in the retail space, now is the time to ramp-up sales--not to relax. But that doesn't mean your team can't find time for a little holiday cheer. Here are their best answers. 1. Happy Hour!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] How Mobile Payment Will Impact The Growth Of Mobile Commerce This Holiday Season
    Scott pioneered many of the most utilized concepts in online media including opt-in data collection, email to postal data appending, affiliate marketing, web syndication, internet reality shows and internet pay per view. by Scott Hirsch, f ounder and CEO of  Appsbar. Apple Pay is just one mobile payment option.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways To Optimize Ecommerce On Small Business Saturday
    Use Social Media to Reach a Wider Audience. by Rey Pasinli, Executive Director of Total-Apps. Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday created in 2010 by American Express. It encourages consumers to buy from small businesses on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Here are a few tips: 1. Team Up With Partner Businesses.
  • 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  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
    [Media] Yelp Prices its IPO: 12 Things You Need to Know
    Rocky Agrawal, a digital media analyst, recently called Yelp a "rip-off" for smaller advertisers. Yelp, the user-generated review site based in San Francisco, priced shares of its IPO between $12 and $14, and seeks to raise nearly $100 million in its upcoming IPO. million shares for $12 to $14 each, according to its amended S-1 filing.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
    [Media] Hobbies and Entrepreneurship
    Tad Martin of Cross Commerce Media has a bike list of tech and startup folks that heads up to Nyack and points north on 60 mile trips on weekend mornings.  Joe Yevoli and Reece Pacheco run a book club of 30 local entrepreneurs that meets monthly.  How about riding a bike?  Finding great music and going to concerts is a real passion for them.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] [Review] Knock ‘Em Dead: Secrets & Strategies For Success In An Uncertain World
    There’s also great advice on how you can leverage online and offline community and professional networks – such as LinkedIn – as well as social media tools, as well as quickly get into conversations with the people that do matter in the hiring process. You are MeInc, a brand new start-up with a successful future to be won.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Why Blogging Isn’t Enough Anymore
    There was a time when the art of SEO practitioners focused on building out highly optimized pages dedicated to narrowly defined themes or keywords. photo credit: winterofdiscontent. But then blogs came along and sort of upended the whole deal. People started sharing this content routinely, linking to it and even republishing it via RSS feeds.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [Media] Shock and Awe Reminder
    The computers, the phones, the media options … it’s all amazing. love the Web and social media. Sometimes you have to step back and just plain enjoy the wonder of it. For me, shortly after my 62nd birthday, it’s been amazing, wondrous, and so much fun. Every so often I have to pause and reflect. That happened all the time.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 3 Keys to a Better Customer Experience
    In addition to its social media channels, the company offers free e-books that help customers navigate the complexities of buying a home and refinancing. Guaranteed Rate may be the fastest-growing privately-held company in Chicago, largely because it pounced on customer experience as a differentiator. Marketers should take note. That''s a $5.99
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Media] Sellfy launches Sellfy Market
    Latvia/Lithuania based Sellfy launched in 2011 as the easy-to-use platform to sell digital goods through your website or social media. Now Sellfy announces they''ve grown up their platform to become more of a marketplace, aptly named Sellfy Market , where they can feature their best authors, musicians, and designers to help drive more sales.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] 15 Things to Blog About
    Twitter Post : If you’re a social media ninja like me then putting together a round of your  favorite tweets for the week will come natural. (Note from Tim: I post here every Wednesday and I’ve posted more than a thousand posts since I started this blog on Entrepreneur.com in 2007. Interviews can help you achieve that. Sales and Marketing
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 9 Things That Take a Pitch From Good To Great
    Investors want to hear about your first customers, other investments put into the company (including your own sweat equity), key media placement, signed letters of intent (LOI) to purchase/partner, product and customer milestones, key hires, etc. I’ve seen hundreds of business pitches, and most of them—at best—are just okay. To whom?
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [Media] How to Approach VCs
    Well, given how the popular media likes to equate VCs and sharks (think SharkTank ), follow that same approach for engaging VCs. I got a great set of questions from an entrepreneur (Delena) on an earlier post, concerning how to approach, qualify and follow-up with VCs. This is especially true for shark fishing. What does silence mean?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Media] Why My Crowdfunding Campaign Failed
    When it comes to crowdfunding, putting requests on your own social media accounts isn’t going to cut it either; you need people to become enthusiastic about your product and share it themselves so the word spreads. Crowdfunding has a reputation as an accessible way to secure funding for startups and small businesses. What went wrong?
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010
    [Media] A Tradeshow Checklist, born of experience
    know, you thought "print media" was dead. Related posts: Painful, Surreal, and Surprisingly Effective: The Personal Checklist Love the messenger Avatar Marketing: Sell to Carol Five ways to listen to customers instead of goin' fishin' Why you have to engage in social media, even if you don't want to. 3-6 months before the tradeshow.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Media] Real Unfair Advantages
    Chris Brogan commands $22,000 for a single day of consulting in an industry (social media marketing) where all the information you need is already online and free. This is Part 2 of the series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches.??? What if someone copies your awesome business idea? How can I answer this question? Like what?? P.P.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] Bootstrapping: 5 Tips
    Funding and money are glamorized by the media, but many to reach your milestones you will need support from your community. Bootstrapping means managing your time as closely as your money. Here's how to do it. While venture-backed tech startups seem to get all the press, there are many, many ways to start your company. Blog about turtles.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Breaking: Supercell Raises $12M from Accel Partners
    Given Accel’s extensive experience and track record in gaming, internet and social media, their investment is a powerful endorsement of Supercell’s vision of combining the power of social networks with deep and immersive core games that are instantly accessible from anywhere, anytime.'. Congratulations to the team!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Keep Your Customers Coming Back
    This book dives into how to use social media platforms to attract new business and job opportunities While results and ROI may be critical to keeping clients, building positive relationships proves to be the most important. Relationships. In business, that single word may be the most important. And that's just the beginning. Looking for more?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] crowdSPRING’s Twitter Roundup For Entrepreneurs
    These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Lessons from 150 startup pitches – [link].
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] To build a brand, you need to own a word in the mind
    For example, a couple of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley created a company to develop an iPhone social-media app. Procter & Gamble, perhaps the world’s most-famous marketing organization, use to have a rule when it came to writing memos on strategy. The first sentence of the memo had to start with “This is to recommend.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
    [Media] What Do Microsoft, Tim Ferriss, Donald Trump and Katy Perry Have In Common?
    He spread his message, one blog at a time and one media outlet at a time, while he attributes his success more to the blog partnerships he did as apposed to any other media outlet. I know most of us will agree that Microsoft does not make the best products. Competitors with better products have smaller market share and less influence.
  • 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?
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] My top blog posts from 2013
    This blog is very much a journal of what I’m currently doing and thinking, which lines up nicely as you look at this list: 2009 – Social media and digital dominated my posts. 2010 – Still very much social media content, but more entrepreneurship popping in. Because – pinch me – that’s what my career is now.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Media] The Connected Future, a retrospective from my first trip to CES
    After visiting the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ), I created this diagram as a way of laying out the complexity of the current landscape of “screens.” Everyone thinks the mobile phone is the screen of the future, but I actually think “the cloud” is the screen of the future. Why did I attend CES?
  • VISIONS FROM A VISIONARY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2009
    [Media] Top 20 Startup Tips
    Don’t underestimate the power of social media. It’s been two years since I began my business, and I have grown so much from it; both professionally and personally. Below are 20 startup tips I have for aspiring entrepreneurs. 1. Find a strength for your weakness. 2. Work with people that are just as passionate about the business.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Media] Opportunity in Apps and Campus Maps
    Universities in general are more into social media than businesses because social media is such a great community builder,” said Christina Dorobek, university specialist at application developer SCVNGR. “It was a market that we thought was really important to reach out to.”.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
    [Media] The Ultimate Balancing Act: Five Tips for the Collegiate Entrepreneur
    Connect your business with your social media accounts, or create new ones for the business. If you’re considering starting a side business while in college, we’re sure you’ve asked yourself the following question: Do I have the time and energy to devote to a small business while still doing justice to my studies? This is number one.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [Media] Four New Types of CIO for the Future
    saas microsoft google apps security salesforce.com collaboration google enterprise mobility enterprise security enterprise collaboration mobile cloud computing ibm apple crm oracle cloud blackberry social media iphone sap socialtext work analytics cisco sharepoint social crm android enterprise2.0 What do you think? startupcto
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Do Not Let History's Mistakes Repeat Themselves - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Media] Think Like a Marketer, Sell Like a Superstar
    Use social media to build authority and trust. Think Like a Marketer, Sell Like a Superstar written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. As some of you may have heard I have a new book coming out May 15th. Communicate a core message of difference. Build a reputation for delivering value.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] Lessons from Amazon: How Well Do You Know Your Customers?
    The more people that interact with you—through your site, social media, blog, salespeople, etc.—the You already know how to divide your audience into broad groups. Now it's time to create unique individual targeting. What do Pandora, Netflix, and Amazon all have in common? All three are world-class "segmenters." Brilliant. link].
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014
    [Media] Investor Secrets For Smart Competitive Positioning
    Successful entrepreneurs start early building their own brand through social media, industry forums, scheduled events, book publishing, and speaking engagements. This raises a big red flag with potential investors, who conclude that no competitors means no market, or you haven’t looked, and the new startup is likely not investable.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
    [Media] 10 Famous People Who Flourished After Being Laid Off
    Disney later set his sights on creating a cartoon series that spurred the mega media conglomerate known as The Walt Disney Company. 2. Being fired is by far one of the worst experiences a person can go through, but one thing’s for certain – you’re not alone. Here are 10 famous people who flourished after being laid off: 1. Walt Disney.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] How to Create a Viral Campaign (Hint: You Can’t)
    So she and her team began joking in their social media postings about "Makeup-Free Mondays." Whether or not your marketing takes off--and takes on a life of its own--isn't really up to you. But you can set yourself up for success. Will your campaign go viral? It's really not up to you. Take online magazine The Beauty Bean. Scare yourself.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Media] Shifting to the Third Screen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast is Chuck Martin, CEO of The Mobile Future Institute and Director of the Center of Media Research at MediaPost Communications Inc and author of The Third Screen: Marketing to Your Customers in a World Gone Mobile. Note: There have been some updates since I published th.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
    [Media] Trying to Tap Into the Viral Nature of Crowdfunding
    that he isn't launching TeePublic out of some undying passion for the t-shirt business; he just sees it as an opportunity to get back into entrepreneurship game in an industry he knows well as a veteran of the both the web media and e-commerce clothing space. If it doesn't get enough supporters in the allotted time, the project dies.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Media] Think of Your Website Like A First Date
    So make sure your site sells without overselling.Make it easy for your visitors to engage you on their terms with many ways to reach out--click-to-chat, 800 numbers and a range of social media. Your goal is to earn a second date. Four steps to make sure they come back for more. Same goes for your website. Make a great first impression.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Media] How These Internet-Famous Cats Made Bank
    That''s in no small part thanks to her agent, Los Angeles-based Ben Lashes (real name Benjamin Clark), who''s made a living out of turning Internet famous cats into media empires. Feline super stars, merchandise, movie scripts, book deals. The Internet''s cult of cats has turned into a very serious business. As he told Inc.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [Media] Paris’ Sewing Cafe and California’s TechShop
    At the same time, there is an undeniable DIY culture emerging in everything from clothing to electronics to media. Being spaces feed the growing demand for flexible, communal, social spaces for freelancers, digital nomads, bedouin business types and anyone else who feels like showing up. Or cafe-like spaces for visual artists?
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [Media] Building a Company with Customer Data – Why Metrics Are Not Enough
    You assemble this view by gathering information from a variety of sources: web sites, social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, et al) sales data, win/loss information, market research data (i.e. Gathering real-world feedback from customers is a core concept of Customer Development as well as the Lean Startup. But what information to collect?
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Social Media Connects Us to Friends – Not Prospects – Kern Lewis – Marketing Nuts and Bolts – Forbes. tags: blog media. The American Spectator : America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution. tags: blog. Leveraging Infographics to Improve Your SEO Rankings | 3dcart Shopping Cart Software Blog.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Media] Exploring Big Data and Executive Dashboards [Webinar Invitation]
    In my posts over the past few weeks, I have talked about the power of business intelligence dashboards, and why companies that use them enjoy triple the revenue growth and double the profit growth of companies that don’t. Webinar Invitation Intrigued, but not sure exactly how an executive dashboard would work for your business? read more.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Media] Who's the Top Entrepreneur? Your Call.
    This media personality has been ranked both as the richest African American and the most influential woman in the world. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. What does it take to be the greatest living entrepreneur? You’re about to tell us. We don't either.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways You Discourage Customers From Buying
    Most websites fail that miserably [because] they're designed to serve the seller's needs, not the buyer's." It may seem like a good idea to make the customer create an account, collect social media information, or ask questions about what led the customer to the site. The relationship between buyers and sellers has changed. You don't.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Don't Think You Need Change? Think Again
    The newsletter content changes sometimes too; subscribers in our "conversions" bucket, for example, might get more tips on how to get started with social media or email marketing since we know they have a free trial account. Just because something's working fine, doesn't mean it can't be even better. So we changed it. for our purposes here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
    [Media] For Entrepreneurship Education, Experts Look to High School
    Others are shaping the next generation of tech start-ups, like former YouTube user experience designer Hong Qu (class of '95), who is a lead designer at a brand new media business called UpWorthy. Looking to business schools for talent? They might meet a mentor. They might meet their future selves. instead of sending them abroad."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] 7 Steps to Turbo-Charge Your Efficiency
    If you spend 30 minutes a day on social media and instant messaging that adds up to two and a half hours per week. One hundred and thirty hours equates to over three 40-hour work weeks you are spending on social media and chatting online per year. We all want more time. But how do you get it? Efficiency. Here’s how: 1. Delegate.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
    [Media] Help! My Parents Are the Only Ones Reading My Business Blog
    TV shows, blockbuster movies, trending topics on social media, and celebrity gossip make for excellent headlines. 2. As a content writer, I created a guest blog post for Social Media Examiner. They think it’s great, though. Statistics show that blogs are powerful to consumers. That’s a pretty impressive statistic. So, now what?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] Use the Power of Positivity to Gain the Competitive Advantage
    Get on social media. Happiness can have a huge impact on your business, from the employees to the customers. The founding fathers were onto something. The pursuit of happiness matters more than ever, especially in business. Your intelligence rises. Your creativity rises. Your energy levels rise. Employee Happiness. Customer Happiness.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
    [Media] On the Track to Success
    Raj Moorjani, Director of Marketing, brings more than ten years of digital media experience in both mobile and web environments. Guest Author: Raj Moorjani. Hi, my name is Raj Moorjani, and I am the Director of Marketing at Tracks, and basically the Product Person, for a cool mobile application called Tracks ( [link] ). Below is my story.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] The Rapid Rise of Crowdfunding
    Entrepreneur success stories, like Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, are now mainstream media. Crowdfunding is helping entrepreneurs raise money and gain customers, and more and more Crowdfunding success stories will be featured in the media in the coming days. Every year I make predictions. predict who will win the Super Bowl. And so on.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Media] Lead Generation - Your Top 5 Lead Generation Questions Answered
    How Do I Maximize Social Media In Getting More Opt-Ins? Build your reputation as an expert in your niche when you are creating your social media presence. Lead generation is critical for all entrepreneurs. And once you master it, your business will thrive. However, let me start with some definitions. How Do I Create a Lead List?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Effective Website Design Strategies That Directly Impacts Your Business
    The website contents much be engaging and factual for many people to read through it, most clients will even share with their friends online in social medias about a site with informative contents. by Deepak Chauhan, CEO and founder of  VOCSO Web Studio. Here are just some few factors to make a website be fully user friendly and optimized: 1.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things Game of Thrones Can Teach You About Business
    With the help of Kate Connors, an account manager at Media & Communications Strategies , a communications firm in Washington D.C., we’ve put together a list of four business lessons that come straight from the twisted plot of this series. 1. million viewers per episode, and has been lauded as the network’s most popular show ever.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
    [Media] Caterina Fake: Great entrepreneurs are like sandwiches
    Fake, who we once named one of the most productive CEOs, says these four time management tips helped her and might help you, too: Cut back on media intake: It's a tough task for the founder of several internet companies, but Fake says she only allows herself one hour on the internet in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. and 4 p.m.,
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
    [Media] Can Recruiters Work With Startups? - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013
    [Media] As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb
    create videos. I use analytics. I use social media. I IM and DM and SMS. By now you will likely have read Andy Dunn’s scathing post about Venture Capitalists in which he decries the industry’s masses. read Andy’s post with a knowing smile on my face. But VC is like congress. Because they know him or her. rest my case. Dying.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] Infogram fleshes out product with team tools
    Infogram is squarely in the B2B space with their interactive infographic tool used by media houses and nonprofits like The Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, Amnesty International, and others. And we''re seeing Infogr.am''s infographics being created by teams in all kinds of organizations - media, business corporations, NGOs and education.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs April Twenty Three :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Media] The Future of Mobile Search Marketing
    Here, Justin uses SEO, Paid Search, Content Marketing, and Social Media to increase conversions and leads. The Future of Mobile Search Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. The adoption quickly exploded and in 2012, global smartphone adoption reached 1 billion users.
  • JOHN FRANKEL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
    [Media] The Un-Stone Age
    This post is a follow up post on our systemic dependence on the Internet , and is as a result of general encouragement of Phil Hotchkiss. It is estimated that as we exit 2011 50% of phones will be smart phones.  So what? In a few years a dedicated camera, GPS device, pedometer, watch, phone, etc. will seem twee and quaint. Macro Technology
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Media] When improving execution isn’t the answer
    The tech press this morning is full of speculation about whether there are enough good bits in Yahoo (large audience, good media partnerships, strong cashflow) for Mayer to work with. Warren Buffet. love this quote. Mayer is a very impressive character and Yahoo have done well to land her. Startup general interest
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012
    [Media] Fashion Start-up Nasty Gal Raises $40M
    Starting out by simply selling vintage goods on eBay , Amoruso built her online shopping site using little more than social media, attractive models, and a mandate to always sell items for more than she paid for. 500 start-up and booming fashion retailer receives massive investment from Index Ventures. Nasty Gal (the no. earlier this year.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Facebook makes privacy controls much simpler
    As regular readers will know, I’m a big fan of social media in general and Facebook in particular. Last night Facebook launched their Shared Activity plugin makes it much easier to control which of your activities on Facebook-connected third party sites show up in your Facebook feed. Facebook Privacy
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015
    [Media] How to Use Marketing Automation Correctly
    Fortunately, marketing automation products make it particularly easy to track user behavior on your website, in your email campaigns, and on your social media. How to Use Marketing Automation Correctly written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Photo via PhotoPin. Content Marketing. Onboarding.
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
    [Media] Knowledge & Networks Enabling More Youth Entrepreneurship
    High school and college kids, when surveyed, are clocking in at record highs in terms of expressed interest in entrepreneurship, and as far as media reports and VC whisperings go, it’s no longer unusual to hear about a teen who’s starting a company or setting up some sort of organization or leading an entrepreneurial cause.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Media] How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create
    Now it’s time to post it to your social media profiles and sit back and enjoy the rush of traffic. How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Below are five steps we take in building an influencer program. Find Influencers.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] The Future of Data Storage
    Our early investments in component technologies ( Link-a-Media , Pliant Technology , Fusion-io ), systems companies ( XtremIO ), and software technologies (IO Turbine ) centered around flash memory have validated that hypothesis. Webcasting will also be available.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
    [Media] DailyMotion raises EUR17M and defies expectations
    The segment remains challenging, not least because your main competitor is not an old school media business but a fast-moving platform company called Google and its monstrously successful video acquisition. Atlas Venture participates above pro-rata in this round and grows ownership. Well, the company is still here, and here to stay.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Need a Revenue Boost? Try This Simple Formula
    Depending on your business, you can try a variety of marketing tactics, from trade-shows and traditional advertising, to SEO, PPC, social media, and word-of-mouth marketing. An easy way to break down your revenue goals into specific, actionable items. You know you need to increase revenue. What does all of this mean? hours (25%).
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