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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] A Business Plan That Will Win Capital: 5 Steps
    Here are some options: You might go after those new customers by designing a new product tailored to those customers’ needs; you could make a product that meets their basic needs and charge a much lower price; or you could sell your existing product using a social media strategy. Your start-up is off to the races. Can you make payroll?
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] 8 Outdated Gadgets You Must Toss
    That’s the re-designed Microsoft mobile operating system that borrowed heavily from the Zune media player. Recognize any of these devices from your briefcase? If so, head to the nearest wastebasket. And then go get an upgrade already. I'm not saying you and your business always need to have the latest hardware. That's just illogical.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] Why Hiring Summer Interns Is Like March Madness
    That leaves the prospective intern from Columbia trying to explain why knowing every character in Chaucer''s Canterbury Tales makes her the ideal candidate, while the Northeastern student engages in an in-depth discussion about best practices for managing a crisis on social media channels. Here''s what our intern committee found.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Media] Can This Start-up Shake up the Art World?
    Customers can also freshen the art hanging on their walls and experiment with different artists, styles, and media. Consumers can already rent dresses, cars, and DVDs by the day. Why not fine art? Everyone wants nice things. The problem is, most people can't afford everything they want. Sometimes it's referred to as collaborative consumption.)
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Media] Don’t Be A Donald (Sterling, That Is) – 5 Lessons For CEOs And Business Owners
    There are several instances where supervisor-employee conversations are secretly recorded and posted to social media. But putting aside the abhorrent nature of his comments, for CEOs watching this unfold are there lessons to be had? m not here to analyze Sterling’s comments, they speak for themselves. Have A Zero Tolerance For Racism.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Media] Some Tips On Effective Networking
    On Thursday, I spent time at a Hacks/Hackers meetup that had 147 attendees from the media and business.  'by Roger Smith, Technology Marketing Specialist at  Hypersoft. Effective networking is one of the most powerful entrepreneurial skills you need to master to advance in your personal and professional life.  minutes on 4/9/2014 and 4.2
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Media] Integrating SMS into Existing Marketing Efforts
    You can use in-store displays (complete with QR codes), your social media channels, and any other relevant collateral to build the SMS distribution list that is associated with your club. Integrating SMS into Existing Marketing Efforts. First, what is SMS? SMS stands for Sell More Stuff! Okay, that’s not entirely true. It’s your smartphone.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde to run for European Parliament from Finland
    Sunde''s goal - to revamp current copyright laws and legalize casual file-sharing - is ambitious, but also clearly a voice that represents a great deal of people who seem to keep “pirating” to themselves when under media spotlight. He’s also been nominated by the European Pirate Party as their pick for the European Commission presidency.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Optimized Reviews May Be the Next Local SEO Edge :: Small Business.
    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. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Tips for Reducing Refunds
    Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook can be leveraged to offer and exchange value between you and your customer, too. 'How often does your business have an opportunity to increase bottom-line profitability, improve customer retention, and generate positive word-of-mouth with a zero-dollar investment in marketing or advertising?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] WikiHow's Recipe for Success
    On top of that, it's a media company where everyone owns its content. Unlike Yahoo Answers, About.com, and eHow (which Herrick sold to Demand Media in 2006), wikiHow lets anybody edit articles, but uses multiple layers of quality assurance to try to make sure the changes are good ones. and the company is intentionally self-funded.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2006
    [Media] Christine: Holiday Planning with the Thanksgiving Calculator
    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. Launch Pad.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Media] Amazing Alex Launches Today, Let's See What Rovio's Got
    Rovio has proved that they can print money all day around the Angry Birds concept, but if the company truly wants to IPO and create a media empire, they need to prove to investors they can do a much bigger reach than Angry Birds Space. Amazing Alex looks like a familiar concept, but still interesting for a new and wider audience.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
    [Media] Thinglink Aims To Become Bit.ly For Images
    Its ideal for media, photographers or anyone wanting to present things through photos online. Since the focus of the service is to enable object tagging in photos this could be quite nifty tool for any media who could subsequently generate affiliate sales through linking the objects to online stores or even sell those products themselves.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] You Hired Your First Marketing Person, Now What
    Social Media Training Course Beta Testers Needed You Hired Your First Marketing Person, Now What is a post from: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. You’ve done it, you’ve worked and pushed and sold your way into the realization that you need help. And thankfully, help means – help marketing the business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Top 9 HR Fails of 2013
    Just like the AOL layoffs, someone in HR left a very important things off the layoff checklist: Either change social media passwords or make the company "tweeter" part of the layoff team. Your social media person should never be surprised by anything negative. These HR departments failed in their jobs. You''re fired! Intern lawsuits.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
    [Media] Jussi Raisanen Shares What HeiaHeia Has Learned About Online Marketing
    Some of the things they don't think worked so well was print advertising, or articles in some online media doesn't drive hardly any traffic. But blogs or other kids of media can be very useful to them. It's a tricky situation to be in. But one thing that seems to be working for them is AdWords. Hear it from startups.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Media] A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee
    There's even a dedicated league--New York Media Softball League--where literary players compete. Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own. got in the game to explore. About 15 entrepreneurs, engineers, and interactive designers got together Thursday evening to network.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Smartphone Location Tracking Apps Next Wave Is B2B
    As outlined a while back by Adam Holden-Bache on Social Media B2B , I’m convinced that business-to-business has more money and more untapped opportunities, still waiting to be found: Find strategic partnerships. So far, it’s been focused on people wanting to find nearby shopping specials and friends ( Shopkick and Foursquare ).
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Hey Graduates: Forget Plastics - It's All About Machine Learning
    The company has been inhaling all of the social media data exhaust out of Twitter, Facebook and other sources to determine insight for brands about consumer sentiment and provide a platform for targeted engagement and campaign management. . "Tell me, what would you do if you had 1,000 times more data?".
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tips for Winning a Debate
    When I media train an Inc. You might not be on a national stage like Mitt Romney and President Obama, but you can take some cues from the pros. Here's how to win even the most casual debate. My decades of work in public relations have taught me a few things about wooing the crowd, and besting your opponent (while staying humble). Kennedy.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video
    Related Posts: The Power of Focus Riding With Niner Bikes Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Tell Me About Your Favorite Local Business The Extraordinary Craft of Story Building. On Friday’s the staff takes to the neighborhood on bikes to deliver freshly roasted coffee beans to area residents.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 10 Silly Things Entrepreneurs Say
    CEO Ben Smith and SVP of Business Development Mark Menell of Wanderful Media , a startup that re-imagines the digital circular through FindnSave.com and a suite of mobile apps, like to collect silly things entrepreneurs say. 'And more importantly, what to say instead. Some people keep lists of overused phrases and verbal tics. We can do both."
  • DAVID LEE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Getting Featured
    Social media distribution channels (i.e., And social media/word-of-mouth channels are now stable and robust. Getting “featured” in the iTunes App Store or Google Play is a boon for any mobile app. It can lead to thousands or even millions of downloads in a matter of weeks. Therefore startups naturally covet this.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 3 Ways to Avoid a Twitter #Hashtagfail
    As a leader of a social media agency, I often obsess over the tweets that my staff sends on behalf of brands. But I can only imagine how a small business might feel when readying to engage on social media--one misstep can reverberate well beyond the intended target. 'A well-intentioned interaction can backfire at any moment.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] Head in the Cloud
    We are also becoming adept at dealing with media types in our online interactions and because we suffer no penalty for data storage usage we save everything. Here’s my take on a range of topics we discussed: 1) Amazon Out(r)age. It happened and we should all learn from it. Basically you have a little more breathing room. Hadoop).
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
    [Media] Content As a Total Body of Work :: 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. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
    [Media] Digital Franchises: New Spin on an Old Business Model
    Make sure you really spend the time and money on technology and integrated applications that bring together your email marketing, your CRM tool, your social media and so on," he says. Brick-and-mortar businesses using franchising to scale. Why shouldn't websites? The founder of OrderUp explains how it's done. What's a digital franchise?
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] How To Do Conversion Optimization With Very Little Traffic?
    This will not work (at all) if you have significant changes in your traffic sources, if you run ad campaigns, if it’s a holiday season, if you get a PR win and social media goes crazy about you. '“ I have too little traffic to test; hence, I can’t do conversion optimization. ” I’ve heard this a lot. t , I say.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] You Are Probably Not a Hacker
    You Are Not a Loner – The image of the lone wolf hacker that sits in his or her bedroom tied to a computer 24/7 with no social life is a media fallacy.  Hacking might be jumping the shark.  Ever since becoming a part of the everyday lexicon with the 80’s pop culture hit movie War Games , hackers and hacking have garnered plenty of attention. 
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Splitting Equity
    About the same time as all this is going on some BLiNQ Media sales friend decides to get out of Gannett and join our new venture. 'The subject of startup equity distribution is one that seems to generate a lot of interest. wish I had have written this one line, " The rules are: I''m going to give no explanations. Just listen to me." It is.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [Media] Appozite Launches TweetReach
    FutureWorks, a new media marketing and branding agency, has tapped TweetReach to provide the Twitter reach measurement for the agency’s campaigns. This new offering, TweetReach Pro, is targeted at marketing, public relations, and social media professionals who coordinate Twitter campaigns.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] How to hire the right developer for your tech startup
    There are countless pre-made systems and templates available, so depending on what you are building (for instance, building a publishing media startup), you may not need to start from scratch right away. Getting to this state has been a process wherein we learned really valuable lessons. Step 0: Preparation, or what do I want? Job boards. 
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [Media] Living the Music: Being in Music Doesn’t Mean You Have to Starve
    You’ll learn how they make their living, what they did with social media to monetize their passions, and even some of the mistakes and struggles they’ve endured. Musicians are starving artists, hopeless dreamers. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be talking with some entrepreneurs in various sectors of the music world.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 9 Irresistible Viral Marketing Videos
    According to Unruly Media , a U.K-based 'There are lots of ways to go about putting together a clever YouTube ad. Watch these examples for a little inspiration. An average of 75 million people in the U.S. watch online video every day, streaming almost 40 billion videos every month. Of course, virality is what every business wants. Surprise!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work
    It’s got nothing to do with personal productivity, personal branding, social media, or trendy diets. Making warm and fuzzy promises to yourself doesn't work. Here's what does. Every year around this time you can find gazillions of articles about New Year’s resolutions and planning. They usually take one of five forms: 1. Great.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] How to Build the Next Instagram
    Recently, while testing a new-to-market app for a social media client, I was surprised to find a first-time user experience led with login, and absolutely no explanation or context about what the app might do for users. To make sure your mobile app is a hit, you must focus on these three aspects of user experience.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Media] The Common Thread Between Batman, The Romans & One of Facebook's Angels
    A fantastic article in Fortune Magazine this month - " The Temptation of Facebook ," talks about the early days of the social media giant. No doubt Thiel's cat-bird seat as CEO of PayPal in the late 1990's allowed him to "get" instantly the scalability power of the Facebook social media model. million. Run With the Right Crowd.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] How Entrepreneurs Should Dress
    Although you probably shouldn’t wear jeans to a law office meeting, you could likely get away with it at a media company , a recording studio, and maybe even a restaurant’s kitchen. Today’s social media sites are a window into people’s lives and their closets (pun intended). Clothes, Will Make Or Break The Man. Playing It Safe.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy :: Small Business Marketing.
    Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 21, 2011 | 11:28 am Categories : Local Search , Marketing Strategy , Social Media Tags : Google Boost , Google City Pages , Google Offers , groupon , Yelp Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. and CityPages.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
    [Media] Seducing the Guys with the Money: 7 Factors that Create a Desirable Business
    Media and technology companies sometimes have their own rules (especially on the profitability side- the other stuff is fairly standard across the board…). There are a handful of firms that will dip down to $1 million, but very few that want less than that (again, unless you are in the media or tech industries…). Tweet. 1- Be On Top….
  • TECHCRUNCH.COM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] AngelList Launches Docs To Help Startups Sign And Close Seed Rounds Online With Low Legal Fees
    Mendelson: Why Social Media Is B t [TCTV]. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama. Guides. Smartphones. Tablets. Digital Cameras. Laptops. Headphones. Events. CrunchBase. Hot topics. Apple. Facebook. Twitter. Google. Android. Disrupt SF. Hackathon. Comment. Leena Rao. Comments.
  • 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.
  • 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. On tap for next year: Big changes are coming to everything from e-commerce and hardware to incubators and VC funds.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Shane Battier and Your Winning Streak
    In December 2011, when power forward Shane Battier signed with the Miami Heat, expectations for the team among fans, media, and the players themselves were sky high. Entrepreneurs can leverage the same brain chemistry that helped the Miami Heat's Shane Battier shine in the NBA finals. Here's how. It’s physiological. You just act.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients
    This is a concept originally created with Twitter in mind, but it can be applied to all social media status updates. 'Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Now what? Step 2: See how you’re connected. You target.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Media] Thumbs Up On Gatekeepers, But Who… And How?
    Relentless Social Media. Then there’s the relentless deluge of social media. 'by Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of ” Havana Lost ” and “ A Bitter Veil “ Some say the lunatics have taken over the asylum. But is all this freedom a good thing? Let’s look at the repercussions. Glut of books/ Lack of Discovery.
  • 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. I''m not surprised. Oreos were my gateway drug. Bingo.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] My Affiliate Marketing Campaigns Generated $338,997.38 in the Past 12 Months
    now know which traffic sources are absolute s**t and not to waste my time on them in the future (such as when I did a media buy and ended up paying $10 per click). Worst net profit day: –$800 (from 1 campaign, a media buy). Affiliate Marketing Numbers: November 8th, 2011 – November 8th, 2012. Income: Network #1: $304,934.89
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism?
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism? bad manager. Example: "We have a charismatic executive director." " · As you know means. "as you dont know." " · Articulate means. Newer Post.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You!
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You! The session is titled “All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You!” and makes it compelling (or at least amusing). Back in 2009 the session went very well. Brad Feld.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Avoid These 3 Pieces of PR Advice (Use Mine Instead)
    Another example is the social media expert--a "source" that feels that telling people how to tweet makes them an authority on how others are tweeting. For example, if your person did the social media management for the Obama campaign, they would be a useful source in the Weiner situation. Be careful with your tweets.
  • 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, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Being Steve: Ashton Kutcher on the Making of 'jOBS'
    Kutcher, who founded the social media studio Katalyst and has worked with tech companies as an angel investor in the past, offered his own insight. The actor explains the trials and tribulations of emulating one of Silicon Valley's most iconic start-up founders. But there are challenges when playing a brilliant entrepreneur, as well. ”
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Media] 6 Must-read Tips for Running a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    This means you have to walk the fine line between getting the word out and annoying everyone on your social media feeds. 'If you want to start a business, it seems the ideal way to get started would be to have people give you their money solely on the basis of your idea. This is, essentially, how Kickstarter works. Seems too good to be true?
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] The Year of the Timeless Stream
    In the realm of written media, some version of this has been going on for a while. I’ve been noticing something that I think will make some big strides in 2013. It’s a trend that I think we’ll see in consumer services. That shift I think is the movement from real-time to the timeless.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Media] How to Find the Perfect Business Partner
    Due to the continued and rapid growth of the internet and social media, there are more ways than ever to find a partner that shares your goals and aspirations. 'Finding the right business partner is no easy feat. For one reason or another, some partnerships simply won’t work out and most the time no particular party is to blame. Meetup.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
    [Media] 5 ways to help remote workers thrive
    However, it’s also beneficial to replace water cooler conversations by connecting through social media. Last week’s post about the pros and cons of remote employees discussed how to tell if a remote worker situation would be a good fit for your company. Here are five ways to help your remote employees thrive wherever they work.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
    [Media] Perhaps a slight oversimplification of my job, but I'll take the compliment
    Charlie and the rest of the emerging investor class in NYC are guys who can and will connect the finance guys to the media guys, the tech wonks to the policy wonks and the creatives to the quants. And that’s huge. From Brad Hargreaves. I'm super excited about First Round 's office opening up at the end of the month.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] PremiumFanPage Lets You Connect Your Brand More Locally
    PremiumFanPage is based on the XIHA multilingual social media platform and combines your feeds from social media sites like Facebook , Twitter, blogs and others to sum them up on one single fan site. Language is definitely or rather the obvious factor in our day to day conversation. Google Translate? Those are just a few.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] What's Your Business Resolution for Next Year?
    We would learn about an opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in a media outlet or publication and react by scrambling to author a great piece at the last minute. 'The founders and CEOs explain what they''re planning to change or improve about their business in the coming year. Like what? Read on for inspiration.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] The Social TV Space Heats Up
    And in December, San Francisco-based Miso, founded in March 2010, raised $4 million from Khosla Venture, Google Ventures, and Hearst Interactive Media. Among other things, "we are working on building a more personalized, media-rich second screen experience for phones, tablets and GetGlue.com," he said. IBM bought it in 2003.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Media] “When is the best time to raise money for my new business?”
    'Fast Company asked me to answer the following reader question: Hello, I’m building a social media site. It’s a big project, but I’m holding my own. I’m leaving my full-time job next month to work on it full time. Thanks. Hutchinson. Here’s my answer on the Fast Company site
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] FCC Declares Trump Card in Fight Over Net Neutrality
    'Ahead of a key vote on Net Neutrality, the FCC says it might start treating ISPs as utilities--making them more vulnerable to regulation. Personally, I don’t want my Internet access carved up into fast and slow lanes depending on how much I can afford to pay. And I''m guessing you don''t either. link] -; A. Thanks for the chat folks!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Media] Why You Need to Stop, Collaborate and Listen
    At my e-mail marketing company, VerticalResponse , we recently launched a new version of our e-mail and social media product. 'One of the best gifts your customers can give you is their honest, open feedback. But how easy do you make it for your customers and your teams to give and get that feedback? I''m guessing not so easy. Awesome!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Beware the CMO Who Can Do It All
    The list of qualifications are miles long and reach for the stars: “Must leverage full suite of marketing channels including Digital/Social Media.” 'Looking for the perfect CMO? Turns out, your expectations might be a little unreasonable. Here''s what you should expect from a CMO. How do I know?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Media] Think Years, Not Months: 3 Tips for Long-Term Growth
    That''s why over the years we acquired a social media marketing company and also added direct mail postcards , online surveys and event marketing to our product portfolio. 'Measure your growth and progress in years, not months, because you have to be in it for the long haul. With that came the hiring of our chief operating officer, Dave.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Spotify & Hbo, Rdio & Vdio Rumored To Be Bringing Music and Video Streaming Together
    This could all be the rumor mill grinding out some pure speculation, but lord knows I would pay for a complete media streaming service. Spotify may have a leg up in the Nordics, but they must realize that users will happily leave if a competitor comes along with a service that brings their favorite movies, TV shows, and music under one roof.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Flirtic Raises Funding From Almaz Capital
    April Henry, also comments: “Old forms of dating no longer work for young people who have grown up using social media to stay in touch." The news today and this week seem to be all about Estonia and for a great reason too! Flirtic , another Estonain company is flying high - they have raised funding from Almaz Capital, a Russian VC firm.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
    [Media] Mobile Advertising Startup adQuota picks up €2.5 Million from Northcap
    For their clients adQuota runs adStudio, which provides creative and technical production of Display Banner Ads, Rich Media Ads and Coupon Campaigns. 'As more and more browsing and gaming moves onto phones and tablets, brands are starting to go after taps rather than clicks. million to become a pan-European mobile advertising network.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
    [Media] Finnish VC Inventure Announces first closing of Expected €75 Million Fund
    The breakdown they''re shooting for is one third hardware and devices, one third online stuff, like media and SaaS, and the other third left open to be split between rising sectors like med tech, clean tech, or other areas. This new fund should be structured roughly the same as their past fund, aiming for 15 portfolio companies.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] 5 Questions for a CEO: Raymond King, Zoo Atlanta
    Only than do I let myself review email, the WSJ, AJC, and blogs/literature on topics I am trying to continuously educate myself on: leadership, entrepreneurship, social media, marketing, and technology. 'I love Zoo Atlanta and am currently on the marketing advisory council where I meet quarterly to help the marketing team plan their strategy.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Step 2: Market Focus
    The more you know the one idea, the better to manage your market message and media. Tweet Strategy step one was understanding identity. Step two is market focus, but always with the realization that you think these two through together, not one by one. Your identity is about uniqueness, strengths, and weaknesses. They mix together.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Media] Celebrities Save Which Endangered Species?
    Print media outlets are slowly dying, literacy is gradually declining, and the book business is shrinking. Much like global climate and habitat change threatens giant pandas and black rhinos, global socio-economic and technological change threatens writers. Animals are threatened by global warming, and writers by global dumbing. Maybe.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Telling It Straight: Blogging Goals For 2011 From Miami Mitch
    When I hear people say they “work hard&# , for some reason I always hear it about things like back linking or social media, which really aren’t going to make a site a success. Content in itself can bring a ton of traffic, social media and back linking will never create a loyal reader on their own. for my Premium Edition.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [Media] How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)
    When it’s your turn in the ambush greeting line get all of your energy pumped up and with great enthusiasm say, “Hey Mark, I really enjoyed your panel on social media marketing. Business Etiquette Tips for dealing with VCs and Corporates at Conferences. This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. The best way to meet.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] 4 Big Ideas to Boost Productivity
    Examples might include: sales from a new mobile application or from leads generated from social media channels, new software or products built on new languages or technologies. American workers don't have the skills they need to stay relevant. But who among us is keeping up? I'd suggest four key tactics: Make new skills count. Got that?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Media] Canada: The Next Start-up Frontier?
    And while companies like the Vancouver-based HootSuite, a social media management tool, and Ottawa's Shopify, have certainly made names for themselves, they're not the types of tech juggernauts that beget thriving start-up ecosystems. With its new Startup Visa program, Canada's hoping to lure foreign entrepreneurs. to the punch." As the U.S.
  • JOURNEY OF A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012
    [Media] When I Turn 30….
    Song Kwang : It has a been a pleasure working side by side with you building Hatch Media. Today, I turn 30! It feels strange and familiar all at the same time. Being a goal oriented person, there were a great many things I used to motivate myself with, most of them started with “When I turn 30….” Help others as much as you can.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Use Online Tools to Drive Offline Sales
    Related Posts: Introducing Local Search Pro The Referral Engine Overview Slideshare offers tools for presenters Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Twitter for Business Essentials Archive 5 Ways to Use Online Tools to Drive Offline Sales is a post from: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Small fires
    Jonathan fields just wrote a great post about this where he quotes Amy Hoy’s term of “entreporn” for the media’s obsession with startups scaling at all costs. Photo by Allison Titcomb. This month, Charlie Gilkey and I hosted our fifth Lift Off Retreat with a small group of extraordinary entrepreneurs. Trust was deep.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] Can Yahoo or AOL be saved?
    Mark understands the media business, and he understands technology. Terry Semel knew media, and Carol Bartz knew technology, but neither of them could master both. Yahoo was once the biggest and most valuable web company in the world. AOL was a dominant company too. MySpace was the clear leader in social networks. It looks impossible.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Media] Bazaarvoice Launches Social Commerce Insights
    Social Commerce Insights raises the bar on social media measurement by enhancing Bazaarvoice’s industry-leading analytics capabilities with pre-built integrations with leading Web analytics solutions, including Adobe® SiteCatalyst®, powered by Omniture; Coremetrics®, an IBM Company; and Google Analytics. CrunchBase Information. Bazaarvoice.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Media] Utility at What Cost?
    Media site commenting systems reveal this to an absurd extreme… the things people say to each other online would not remotely be considered in the course of actual conversation in the physical world. News organizations that use Facebook for login to comments and other features are unbelievably short-sighted. TimesSelect).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Media] Get the Most From an Unhappy Customer
    In this networked world where social media has given every disgruntled customer a soap-box and a bull horn, you're right to want to please everyone who walks through your business's door. Your impulse to immediately placate unhappy customers is understandable. But may actually be a missed opportunity. Generate buzz. Learn your values.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Your App Take Off
    And for every 50 apps that join its platform, Great Apps issues a press release touting them to more than 2,000 media outlets, although if you want to be included you’ll have to buy the highest level of membership, which is $495. Want your app to be the next Angry Birds or Pinterest? Try these expert suggestions: 1. Get reviewed.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] How One Smart Infographic Saved a Company
    Once it launched the popular Formspring social media product, it found it served a different user base. What if you had to change your company name and URL and hope your customers would find you again? Here's how Formspring overcame its rebranding trouble. Formstack started as Formspring, but the company had two lines of business. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] New Year's Resolutions: Grow Fast in 2012
    Indeed, Halligan has consistently pointed to serving customers better, by providing tools for social media and medium-sized businesses, as the motivation behind HubSpot’s recent acquisitions. One thing all these Inc. 500 CEOs agree on: faster growth. But each has a different resolution on how to grow at break-neck speeds in 2012.
  • KEVIN DEWALT  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
    [Media] Boston Tragedy & Why Entrepreneurs Do What We Do
    A year later he founded Buzzient , a company that provides Social Media Analytics & Social CRM services. Tim was contacted by many media outlets for interviews including The New York Times and Bloomberg on how his startup provides expertise and information to law enforcement. Entrepreneurs Helping the World Makes a Great Story.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Media] the battle between traditional & interactive marketing is.
    I think the “deer-in-a-headlight&# syndrome that companies face when establishing interactive marketing strategies can be mitiged with good goal setting and a complete measurement strategy. We’ll talk about why this is important very soon. Start by measuring your visitors’ entrances, places & tasks and exits.  Brand awareness? 
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Media] Guest Post: How I increased traffic 1176% in 24 hours
    But like all bloggers and social media enthusiasts I have an interest in sharing ideas about technology and society, and getting those ideas out to as many  people as possible. Before that he worked at IBM UK, specializing in Voice systems, Java and information management. And all it took was about 30 minutes of effort.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [Media] Screen Culture
    Media will fragment further, and boring advertising will be invisible. Web zealots have been espousing the end of Television since the first internet graphical user interface Mosiac started getting downloaded in 1993. It’s 17 years later and TV hasn’t disappeared yet. Our entire existence is being augmented by screens. Maybe it should be you?
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] Startup Lessons: Marketing
    in fact I feel more strongly than ever that in order to be successful with this customer acquisition model that tech companies need to act more like media companies with a distinct editorial agenda and content strategy. To recap, here is the series thus far: 1) Hiring 2) Dynamic Org Structures 3) Product First. 4) Marketing. Disaster.
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy
    Despite the fact that Apple had/has industry leading hardware margins on its incredible computing products, Apple felt the need to take 30% of the revenue that was created by its app ecosystem as well as 30% of the revenue from media rentals and sales. However, Amazon owns a digital media business built around Kindle.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
    [Media] The Deal with Agile
    The Deal is a media company owned by The Street (of Jim Cramer fame) that reports on M&A, Private Equity, regulatory issues, and restructuring. 'Guest Author: Jay Fox. Big week! Post-agile : No spec docs, just weekly product development meetings in which daily scrums between business and dev side were summed up and discussed.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] When an idea is 10+ years ahead of its time
    This makes it possible to have a really great data download and media streaming experience. CES is happening this week. Since I’m a tech geek, I’ve been avidly following news and blog posts about all the gadgets and technology trends that are being announced. This seems to be an idea whose time has finally come.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
    [Media] VC Return Numbers are Bogus
    This graphic from The Funded got a lot of attention and coverage in the old media. There has been a lot of excellent blogging and valuable dialog recently about the Venture Capital Model Being Broken. Everyone is trying to figure out what happened to the VC industry, and many are making suggestions on how it might be fixed.
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