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  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneur Questions Answered
    PR: PR is mostly a matter of finding an interesting "hook" that the media finds exciting. Figure out what a listener of the nightly news would find interesting about your product, and use that to pitch multiple media sources. 2. would use PR, contests and sampling. 1. Conduct contests on Facebook. Sampling. Within the premium (i.e.,
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Media] The Myth of SXSW: Why the conference was, is and always will be about people, not about the next big thing
    Its also why you can probably cut your social media strategist budget in half when it comes to the app and brand arms race this conference has become. I just back from my fifth SXSW and if my voice is any indicator, I had a great time. It stems from the Austin conference's reputation for being a kingmaker. What happened in '07. 17 years?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: 6 Traits of Great Businesses
    This means that you need to be in constant contact with your customers: make it easy for them to contact you , survey them regularly , provide great content for them through your social media channels, and listen closely to what they have to say. Customer-centric.  Disciplined.  Focus equals discipline. Nice. 5. Strategic.  Talented. 
  • DSHEN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
    [Media] YCombinator and Their Convertible Note - 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!
  • ENTREPRENEUR SUCCESS BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
    [Media] What Businesses Can Learn from Howard Stern
    With social media, blogs, wikis, chat rooms, message boards, etc. I never liked Howard Stern when he was on terrestrial radio. He was too crude for me. guess I just didn’t get his sense of humor; I am not a fan of fart jokes and interviews with porn stars. never stayed on the station long enough to hear him out.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] Five Career Predictions For 2013
    Instant fact-checking and counter-claims on social media are not just limited to political scandals and natural disasters. by Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Vice President and Managing Director of Apollo Research Institute. We at the Apollo Research Institute see job growth ahead in 2013 – and in some surprising places. She is also the author of.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Media] Ecommerce discovery on mobile – no apps?
    Getting discovered then requires getting a presence in cards, and to me that feels like social media advertising rather than search advertising. It’s been troubling me recently that at first glance the trend towards mobile and the trend within mobile towards apps mitigates against startup ecommerce companies. Mobile Uncategorized
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] 10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone
    With email, text, and social media, I do. How to get people to do what you want--no arm-twisting, blackmail, or other slimy trick required. Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire. know this from experience. They''re (mostly) brilliant. It didn''t go well.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready
    Monitor behaviors like email opens and click-throughs, social media engagement, and downloads. How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Ellen Gomes – Enjoy! . The same is true for businesses of all sizes.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Media] Starting a Web Business with Less than Your Monthly Rent (The $ by $ Guide)
    There are many “landing page” companies, like LaunchRock,  where you can point your domain to a simple landing page that describes what your not yet launched site intends to do, allows you to collect email addresses, and finally allows those email addresses to be shared via social media. How do you get people to even give you input?
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [Media] The Upside of the Downside
    Related Posts: When the going gets tough… Advice for Tough Times – From Tom Peters Times UK Ways to distinguish yourself – #122 Overestimate people with potential minus experience Lessons from creating a social media powered eBook The Case for Listening. Nothing happens in a straight line. Inspiration for the future.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Media] Now That You've Destroyed Your Reputation, Here's How to Fix It
    That may mean leveraging the preexisting good things and fine works the executive has done, influencing with our technology, and utilizing our veteran strategists on the Web." If it''s a legal problem, Schiffer says, he has a team of media-savvy attorneys to help leaders get out of legal trouble. "It all requires meticulous care and precision.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Media] Thinglink Partners With SoundCloud
    The technology is in use by Finnish media companies such as Nelonen and Aller Media. Thinglink today announced that they have partnered with the Berlin based SoundCloud to enable embedding of sound files to images. Thinglink has grown its clientele over previous months and hired new people on board.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] Reducing the risk factors: Why first time founders should join an accelerator program
    With  Summer , we came to the conclusion that in order to turn it into a real business, we can’t only focus on bringing users on board, but rather on publishers and other media partners. Ohad Frankfurt is the cofounder and CEO of Swayy , a personalized content curation and management platform. Coworking space. International mentors.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] How to Become Your Own Boss in 2015 (Webinar Recap)
    As CEO of Quintessence Group, Melinda educates entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies on subjects including small business startup, business development, and social media marketing. Social media is no longer an option, you must be a social media expert, too, or have some budget to hire somebody to help you. What do you manage?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010
    [Media] Announcing First Round’s Investment in GroupMe
    Both groups signed up for the deal, as did Lerer Media Ventures, and several other prominent angels—including Josh Stylman and Pete Hershberg, who backed my previous company. He introduced himself and we kept in touch through all the various social media channels—until I heard he was leaving Gilt.
  • GUST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Media] Digital.NYC: The First Ecosystem Hub
    In the first 36 hours, mentions of the hub were viewed more than 42 million times on social media, and over 100,000 pages on the site were perused. News outlets from USA Today to Mashable to Brooklyn’s Technical.ly praised the hub and its place in the community. For the Gust team, we couldn’t be happier about the warm welcome.
  • 47 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Of eBooks new, somewhat new, and 170 years old.
    Instead, he was trying to fill a gap in the public discourse, get a message out in the preferred media of the time that people then and now need to hear: conformity for the sake of conformity is quicksand for the soul. Being Ever notice how interesting things tend to happen in threes? Speaking of today, my ebook, MicroISV Sites that Sell!
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Doing It Wrong
    Unless it is not really a blog but an online media outlet. There has been a little talk about the growth of Atlanta startup blogs. It is fantastic, here are my current favs. The not so fantastic is that a number of people that are blogging about startups in Atlanta are just flat out doing it wrong. Consider me a savior. Comment. Be a person.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010
    [Media] Fun and Games with BigDoor
    We recently invested in a Seattle company called BigDoor Media. The founder/CEO Keith Smith wrote a wonderful love story about the deal which was picked up by the WSJ VC Dispatch in a post titled  A Summer Romance Between Founder And Venture Capitalist ? BigDoor straddles our Glue and Distribution themes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] What's Happening With Tech Start-up M&As in 2013
    According to M&A analyst firm Mergermarket, deals in technology, media, and telecommunications , which it calls TMT, are well up year over year. Take out Liberty Media''s acquisition of Virgin Media early in the year and the total loses another $16 billion out. The year seems to have gotten off to a resoundingly good start.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Does your startup really need to hire in-house developers?
    Laura Roeder , LKR Social Media.  . When it comes to scaling your startup’s Web development resources (or lack thereof), it seems like you can never have enough assistance. But for startups, which is really better: in-house talent or outside agencies? And at what price? Agencies thrive on innovation. Andrew Howlett , Rain.  . 2.
  • ROB GO  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Media] Using Capital as a Weapon
    These companies drive up the cost of customer acquisition for everyone, drive up the cost of acquiring talent, soak up the attention of the media and BD partners, drop prices, scare off other VC’s who don’t want to short fund the #2 player, etc. Raising venture capital is not an end to itself. Capital Capital is an enabler.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Opera Gets Into One-Click Mobile Payments With New Partnership
    The next step for us will be the integration of our Onebip mobile payment service to let merchants and other media companies to make the most of all the ways to monetize their services through the Opera Mini browser,” says Gianluca D’Agostino, CEO, Neomobile in Opera's press release.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] Quality, Not Quantity: 7 Tried-And-True Tools For Building Strong Customer Relationships
    Advanced technology, social media, CRM software, and other tools are changing the way companies market their brand and products. by  Gareth Cartman , Director of Digital Marketing at Clever Little Design. Build Rapport with Clients. Everyone that works at your company is a potential representative of your brand and your products.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
    [Media] Paul Carr’s Ironic Take on New York
    Is the media business getting disrupted? Will we still likely be watching TV and consuming media 20 years from now? Just because the New York Times might be a fraction of the size it is at that time, doesn’t mean the business of media is dead, or that New York will die with it. What does Carr do for a living again? Certainly.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] A (Modest) Defense of Foursquare
    One of Silicon Alley''s staples is in the media doghouse. billion sale of Tumblr--Silicon Alley''s other grown-up-ish Silicon Alley social-media start-up--as one point of envy for Foursquare employees. Here''s what we shouldn''t forget about the check-in pioneer as it grows up. Foursquare is four years old. The piece points to the $1.1
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] How Entrepreneurs Became Celebrities
    Somehow entrepreneurs have gone from media darlings to celebrity status in a relatively short time period. So how is it that Tumblr''s David Karp is on the short list for glitzy fashion shows and Mark Zuckerberg''s wedding created a media frenzy? But today''s founders can rival Jessica Lawrence or David Beckham in popular culture.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Why You Should Launch Your Start-up at CES
    You also have the value of serendipity, which you don't really have in other media. This year, 150 start-ups are angling for the spotlight at the world's biggest tech trade show. Chairman Gary Shapiro explains why. International CES, the world's largest tech trade show, opens today in Las Vegas. In 2013, far more will try their luck.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [Media] End of an Era: Intel Exits the Motherboard Business
    There are two seminal moments in m personal history that explain why I ended up in the technology industry. The second event was prying open my computer, not the TRS-80 that I learned BASIC on, and swapped out components. An entirely new world opened up to me when I learned about all the cool things you could do with the BIOS.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Media] 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013
    Pincus, with a background blogging about design and working for large media companies, is in charge of strategy and focused on scouting new initiatives and partnerships. They're busy working on everything from ingenious devices to artificial intelligence to truly targeted mobile advertising. It's going to be a big year for these women.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: What Would Mom (and Pop) Do?
    Mom and Pop pay very little attention to the latest business books, the most popular blogs, or the current theories about social media marketing, but they do pay very close attention to one thing in particular: how much black ink is there at the bottom of the monthly income statement and how can that be improved next month? What would mom do?
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] Crowdfunding Bill Stuck in the Senate
    In early November, the U.S. The Obama Administration supports the House bill and noted in its Statement of Administrative Policy that: “This bill will make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise capital and create jobs.” Unfortunately, two very different crowdfunding bills have been introduced in the U.S.
  • STEVE POLAND  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2008
    [Media] Evan - Twitter needs a better policy on Usernames
    Related posts: It’s Time for Twitter Premium Accounts Former TechCrunch writer Nick Gonzalez’s post “Who Owns Your Social Media Accounts“, as a reply to my Twitter Needs Better Username Policy (the ‘celtics’ fiasco), got me thinking… This is the perfect opportunity for Twitter. You can then setup.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] Why I Like the Sequester (Despite Flight Delays)
    Hearing the cries of the public and the media, it is taking action. Believe it or not, American politicians are starting to think like business people. And that''s a good thing. It''s 1893. In 1933, my grandfather, suffering from the Great Depression, destitute in New York, resorts to theft in order to feed his family. Poor me! have opinions.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Media] Why Going Green Means Big Business in the Construction Industry
    The design earned Project Frog accolades and extensive media coverage, and the company landed deals with schools and healthcare providers. Gone are the days of green building being a niche market. Today, it''s a big business that''s the future of the construction industry. Read on, for more on the top industries for starting a business now.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] 3 Mistakes That Can Thwart a Great Idea
    Defining clear goals will also save you valuable time and resources--especially on social media campaigns, says Dorie Clark, a strategy consultant and author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future. Getting to take-off isn't easy as a first-time entrepreneur. Don't let these three common hurdles get in the way.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [Media] 8 Career Mistakes New Grads Make (And How To Avoid Them)
    Some people — Heather Armstrong and Ellen Simonetti , for example — have even been fired for things they’ve posted on social media. With this in mind, don’t post on social media sites that you’re looking for leads and definitely don’t look at job posts while at work. But slow down there, new grad. Holding out for the perfect job.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] Why Product Management is Everything
    ” So we get more salespeople, jargon-y press releases, shiny brochures, new websites, trade pub ads, SEO, forced social media efforts, and convention tchotchkes. Many companies think they're doing product management, but they're not. Here's what it looks like, and why you need it. This is not a question any entrepreneur likes to get.
  • 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?
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Media] Congratulations: Single Platform Acquired by Constant Contact
      Second, after starting out just delivering social media and web presence for the restaurants, he had the insight to realize that putting all the world’s menus in one place, in an easily updatable format, would build a great asset for publishers.  WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. link].
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [Media] 6 ways to monetize a user-based business model
    As we’ve grown, we’ve added a number of items to our marketing platform that includes mobile and desktop websites, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), paid search technology for optimizing online media buys across desktop and mobile devices, display advertising, local maps optimization and review management. – Shane Snow , Contently.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Media] Gothenberg highlights the community this week at #GBGtechweek
    Say you're just starting out an call the head of Stampen [media group] to say I want to pick your brain over lunch - it's not impossible.". Hack on a boat! Workshops! Party! Gothenburg needs these kind of events to kick people in the ass a bit and get noticed," says Johannes Tveitan, part of the core group of #GBGtechweek.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Small Business Marketing Pillars
    About Patrick Giammarco: I’m a marketing consultant and digital technology and Social Media coach. I am also the owner of PWG Marketing. Enjoy this guest post from Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Patrick Giammarco. photo credit: Sam Beebe, Ecotrust via photopin cc. It’s no secret. These are challenging times for small businesses.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] How Retro Prices Can Deliver Cutting-Edge Profits
    Being the low-cost provider is never easy--especially when you're a start-up. But the Retro Fitness line of gyms beat the odds. Here's how. A low-cost pricing strategy is tough to swing when you own a small business and there is little scale to economize. You're too small. So I found someone who thinks--and definitely acts--differently.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneur Russ Fradin Makes More Money, Less Noise
    He’s currently cofounder/CEO of Dynamic Signal which helps companies involve their employees in enterprise social media – he calls it an “OS for advocacy.” My friend Russ Fradin is one of those people and my bet is that most of the folks who read my blog don’t know Russ. He’s Intentional strategy?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
    [Media] First 5 Steps to Achieving Great Things
    If you''re serious about achieving great things, you need the time and space to do it, and if you''re using every break available to scroll through your inbox (or your social media stream), then I have news for you--you ain''t doing great things. 4. Greatness doesn''t just happen. You''re good. You wouldn''t be where you are if you weren''t.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
    [Media] Take These Leadership Skills From the Boxing Ring
    As a result, we''ve launched such non-traditional services as: media training for sales people, stand-up comedy training for executives, and "a next-generation version of mystery shopping for clients in all industries. In five years of boxing, I''ve discovered benefits beyond the physical ones from my trainer, Eric Daniels. And, I do.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Media] 7 Iconic Bands that Changed the Business of Music
    They also were social long before social media: selling tickets directly, creating an extremely engaged fan club, sharing personal details as well as fan-generated artwork and content through their mailing list, and creating an ecosystem of small businesses that traveled with the band and had a vested interest in the band's long-term success.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Global Multichannel Consumer Behaviour (Research/Purchase) Analysis
    And to think you've been pimping social media on every company you can find. :). Finance, real estate, groceries, media, retail, technology, travel and health products … What is going on in Japan with health products?! :). Rather I've had to fall back on my trusty steed: data. :). They know the web is exciting. Still.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
    [Media] Don’t Try to “Pull an Instagram.” Here’s Why …
    case, which is what is often never written in the annals of the tech news media. Instagram. It’s understandably on everybody’s mind these days. Clichés abound about, “You know what would be cool? Still, there will be a “next.” will weigh in with some thoughts soon. Was this a good thing? It sucks. Let me explain.
  • WWW.SMASHINGMAGAZINE.COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Media] Innovative Techniques To Simplify Sign-Ups and Log-Ins
    If so, this may be your opportunity to join Pixable, voted by Time Out… Drupal Developer - NJI Media - (Alexandria, VA) - FullTime We’re a small, fast-moving, agile environment and our team of developers is growing. Most designers are familiar with the conventional ways. The reason is understandable. Chances are, it will work. icons.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Media] Edge Your Way Into a New Market
    We worked with a client in the rapidly changing digital media sector to form a three-step attack plan. 1. Entering an emerging market can be a big growth driver--but you need to minimize the risks. Try this three-step approach for capturing new opportunities. Cost structure: What''s the revenue potential of this space?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] Why founders should never sacrifice company culture
    Anthony Del Monte is the CEO and founder of  Squeaky Wheel Media , a Web design and development agency based in NYC, as well as the co-founder of  IHadCancer.com , one of the first social-networking sites for cancer survivors, fighters and supporters. Twelve years later, this remains the same. However, as expected, it comes with a cost.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Media] Citrix Podio iPad App For Workplace And Workflow Collaboration
    See this video of how Citrix Podio helps 12Stars Media in their work: Products & Services Citrix collaborative tool enterprise application enterprise collaborative tools iPad mobile app mobile application PodioThat’s the future of work. And if those pre-built apps don’t suit you or your team, you can even build your own.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] 8 Ways to Make Friends at Work
    It''s tempting to pretend you can use social media, email and texting to present a more attractive persona to the world. Technology has changed the rules, but the underlying truths remain the same. Making friends at work (or anywhere else) is easy. Here''s my take on this: 1. Smile, with your body and mind. Be genuinely curious. Be yourself.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Media] Blog!Flow Is Applifier For Blogs
    flow is a cross-promotion tool for bloggers and other such media outlets. Mainly for the ones, who as content creators are feeling like drowning within the increasingly fragmenting media landscape. anticipate to mix with media blogs, company blogs and product sites, which all have their own peculiarities. flow stands currently.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Media] MassRelevance Partners with VivaKi
    VivaKi, a global leader in digital advertising solutions, and Mass Relevance, the technology leader in social curation and integration, today announced a strategic partnership to drive paid media ROI through engaging, interactive social experiences. Enterprise
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Media] Twitter and Gnip - A match made in data heaven
    Last week, Twitter announced the acquisition of Gnip  in what will certainly amount to be a key milestone in the evolution of social media. 2008-2010 Young social media managers emerge at brands to help them navigate new social media tools. Young social media managers are replaced by data-oriented internet marketers.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor
    Entrepreneurs should also use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) to find someone they know who knows an investor, network and get an intro. What is wonderful about this interview is that I got Tom on the record on: what angels look for and how they work? lessons learned from his days as an entrepreneur. The video link is here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Oops: MIT Miscounts MBA Students, Pays Them to Defer
    One of the deferred students who "already quit her job, rented an apartment and sold her car…will spend part of the year traveling, and work on media projects," the outlet adds. The business school miscalculated enrollment, but finally found a way to shrink the class size.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010
    [Media] Why I’ll be spending the day at Startup Riot
    realize that most of the time this blog is focused on social media so I thought I’d give you some reasons why I wouldn’t miss an event like Startup Riot. 1. I’m an entrepreneur. If you aren’t familiar with Startup Riot, according to the website its a: …one day conference on February 17, 2010 in Atlanta, GA.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Media] Crowdfunding Update: FAQ’s for Entrepreneurs
    Accordingly, startups would not be permitted to raise funds via social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn (as permitted under the House bill). On November 3rd, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. Since I wrote that post, I have received numerous emails and phone calls regarding the House bill, which I will address below.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] 6 Tips For Smarter Networking
    Sure, if you run a business blog, you can stay in contact with your readers, or you can keep up connections on a social media site. Daniela Baker is a small business blogger and social media advocate at CreditDonkey.com, a website where small business owners can compare business credit card deals. Here are six ways to do it: 1.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] Let’s help the Boys & Girls Club! Oh, and I met Shaq.
    Because I spoiled the surprise in both the title of this blog post and in all my social media feeds yesterday, I’ll skip to the point. This post is a long time coming. Ever since my good friend took a job at the Boys & Girls Club ( donate! ), my eyes have been opened to the wonderful things they do at that organization. Not here.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] Oppex raises €1.2 Million for sales opportunities with the public sector
    million seed funding led by Alma Media, startup accelerator Veturi, Tekes, and seven angel investors. With Alibaba in the news for the largest IPO of all time , it''s clear that connecting people that need things with people that do things is a powerful position to be in. In their beta they''ve managed to bring plenty of parties together.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Which Numbers Matter Most?
    The re-launched Fab.com uses social media advertising and referrals. How can you tell if your e-commerce company is going to grow or fall flat on its face? These three measurements hold the key. Traffic Not all traffic is created equal. Any old eyeballs will no longer do. You need visitor engagement that can translate into sales.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Media] Live now: HopeMob’s Founder answers your questions via video. Get involved!
    His social media and web projects have raised over $5,000,000 for charity, received over 100 million visits on the web, and recently won the Mashable Award for Most Creative Social Good Campaign. Got a question for Shaun? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] Good Marketing Strategy Becomes Culture :: 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. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Classroom Kindle with Big Brother Control One-Ups iPad
    Content distribution, social media and purchase blockades, password protection, document sharing; there couldn’t be a more teacher-friendly checklist. Interesting post:  Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom , on Gizmodo. I’ve been following ebooks and textbooks for more than 10 years now, expecting disruption. Damn. .
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] How to Make Tech Talent Fall in Love With Your Company
    You''ll need to do this anyway before making a hiring decision so it really makes sense to check the candidate out online and in social media before the two of you meet. "Do your homework and make your prospective hire feel special," Bischke explains. It''s tough times for companies trying to hire software developers. How can you entice them?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Rebrand Yourself with Your Second Business
    Every business needs the essentials – a blog, a website, and social media – to be successful, but not everybody knows how to implement these needs. As any entrepreneur knows, running a successful business takes time, effort, and commitment. Without these three factors in play, many business owners can be shown the door to failure.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Media] You’ve Been Reddited: How a Single Post Increased JobKaster’s Monthly Traffic Over 2900%
    At JobKaster , we’re in the middle of a complete overhaul. We are rebuilding everything from the ground up to create a sturdy infrastructure as well as a better UI. How did I increase traffic over 500X? Blind luck and a bit of SEO. One of those links was this post to Reddit: Would you use Google Maps to find a job nearby? And up. And up…. That’s it.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] Blinkist Helps You Read Books in Only 15 Minutes
    The middle screenshot above shows the highlight option which allows you to highlight a section of text and then share it on social media and/or save it to your Blinkist account, organized nicely by title and date. Until now. All thanks to Blinkist. What is Blinkist? Blinks are powerful bites of insight from outstanding nonfiction.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Media] Sawyer on Why Bilski Really Means That Software Companies Should Leave the US
    My friend Sawyer was as disappointed in the outcome of Bilski as he was in the ending to LOST.  In fact, he asked if I’d change his pseudonym to Joseph Adama of Caprica but I vetoed this over extreme nerdiness. And we’ve been discussing setting up a very large data center on an island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] Greek Start-ups? Nope, That's Not an Oxymoron
    Things were happening before the crisis but because of the crisis they get more media attention," Zoehrer says. A new event aims to nurture Greece's small but growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, despite the country's dire economic woes. It's not only the U.S. that has start-up fever. Europe has caught the bug too.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Who Rule By Gut Instinct Usually Lose
    There is so much positive feedback on the value of involving customers in product development, and the use of social media for crowd feedback, at a very low cost, that’s it hard to argue that one person could have more insight alone, and be right more often. It’s been downhill from there. recent book by Thomas H. The power of culture.
  • JONATHON BALOGH  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
    [Media] How to do Cohort Analysis in Google Analytics
    Google Analytics is rapidly morphing into a Swiss Army knife of functionality, covering everything from social media tracking to website speed optimization. New to cohorts? Check out the Introduction to Cohort Analysis for Startups. Google Analytics doesn’t support cohort tracking as a standard feature. Why Google Analytics? Events.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011
    [Media] You’re Not the Boss of Me: 5 Annoying Things Your Brand Says and How to Fix Them
    Talk about it on social media , search out reporters who regularly run stories about mom-owned businesses, and coordinate your tasks with a marketing calendar so your ongoing efforts pay off. 4. This is a guest post written by Pamela Wilson of BigBrandSystem.com. Y our brand is like your child. ” Creating a memorable brand is scary.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [Media] 11 ways to Get Your First 1,000 Customers
    They''re highly effective in increasing user growth and engagement and can be distributed via banner and text ads as well as social media. Target and engage with key influencers and ideal customers on social media. Here''s concrete advice from a CMO who helped his company get to 130,000 customers in two years. Here''s how it works: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] Everyone Has a Boss--Even If You're at the Top
    To do so, we''ve got an award-winning onsite customer service team that interacts with our customers via phone, email, instant message and on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. Even CEOs have bosses. Yes, more than one. Here are the four people all CEO''s answer to. Being a CEO means you''re the boss. priority.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Media] By 2018, these 10 industries might not exist:
    billion There''s a growing shift to digital media and online streaming which has hurt the recordable manufacturing industry. billion Newspapers continue to face competition from digital media. Some of these industries are in decline. Some might not even exist in 2018. How does yours stack up? 2013 revenue: $3.87 Source: IBISWorld
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
    [Media] 20 Critical Dos and Don'ts of LinkedIn Networking
    More and more LinkedIn looks like the winning social media tool for business networking. LinkedIn is constantly changing. Here is a current list of 20 proper ways to build your network without offending or embarrassing yourself. But features are constantly changing and your behavior must adapt. This will be your first impression for many.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Media] 5 Reasons You Might Not Qualify for an SBA Loan…and What to Do About It
    Behalf does purchase financing and mines the internet for social media and other data about your business to assess your creditworthiness. Loans that are backed by the U.S. See Also Bplans Small Business Loan Finder. So what’s not to like about SBA loans? Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get approved. Problem: You’re a startup. currency.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011
    [Media] 10 Lessons in Leadership from a WORLD CHAMPION!
    He knew he would have been crucified by the media and then whatever would have been left of him, would have been handed to the general public. Leadership is everywhere. It shows up in organizations, within families and in sports. The Team. High Expectations. Playing in front of 35,000 Cricket crazy fans making deafening noise is never easy.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Science-backed TopFloor raises $6m from Google Ventures, others for social shopping play
    Investors include Polaris Ventures, Google Ventures, Crosslink Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partners, and, of course, Science Media. Los Angeles-based incubator Science is at it again, having launched a brand new company called TopFloor designed to change the way we shop online. Think of it like a rebooted version of QVC for the social web.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Media] There’s No Bubble in San Diego
    There’s was very little dissent in the 90s or perhaps more accurately, that dissent was easily drown out by the ignorance of the mainstream media. The “is there tech bubble or not’ discussion interesting. Reading guide is below. fall into the “boom before bubble&# pack. And there’s the final point.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] CES 2015 best drone/robot - Latvian 'AirDog'
    National media and Latvian twitter is going ballistic about the news. It is true - AirDog has now reached a new status and is featured all over the top media. Latvian AirDog, the extreme sports filming drone whose US$ 1.3 AirDog was the only Latvian company present at the massive event with more than 160,000 attendees.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Side Hustle and Flow Interview Series: Alexandra Levit
    Later, I moved to Chicago and became a vice president at Edelman, a top global PR agency, and focused on creating online campaigns in the early days of social media. So far we have profiled Chandoo , Willie Jackson , Dan Schawbel , Laurie Gay , Carmen Sognonvi , Desiree Adaway , Gwen Morrison ,  Jenny Blake and Glen Southern. Why or why not?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [Media] The Groundbreaking Path of Real Innovation
    commerce Will Never Be a Reality As late as 1995, the mainstream American media was printing articles full of skepticism about whether e-commerce would ever be plausible. When it comes to innovation, what''s the most common mistake that companies make? The government axed the project shortly after. Stores will become obsolete.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Battle Royal: The Duel Between 2 Different Facebooks
    Dan Levy, Facebook''s director of small businesses, says the social media site has 1 million advertisers, according to Mashable. CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to become a "highbrow" digital newspaper, while users want a land of viral videos. But which version is better for advertisers? And happy users often means a happy Facebook."
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Build Your Own World
    Most of the people going their own route don't get covered much in the tech media--because they don't pattern match for what we know of the successes we've heard before. It was a great day and the weather couldn't be better. One thing that struck me is how diverse the cityscape is outside of Manhattan.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] How To Reject A Job Candidate The Right Way
    Job applicants freely share their experiences, good and bad, through a wide range of social media platforms. It may suddenly find itself awash in bad press, the target of considerable social media ire and finger-pointing. by Barry Sloane, President and CEO of Newtek Business Services. Things are different today. End on a positive note.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] There Are Alternatives When Your Startup Falters
    There are a thousand reasons listed by pundits across the media, but most of them agree that the number one reason is NOT running out of money. When I heard a friend make the statement “Your startup can’t fail if you don’t quit,” I realized that every entrepreneur should adopt it as their mantra. Why do most startups fail? Marty Zwilling.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Media] The Adobe and Omniture Acquisition: Some Predictions
    The attached picture from the social media listening platform Sysomos shows blog sentiment for Omniture over the last four quarters (Thank to team Sysomos for providing the screenshot). Overall,  sentiment for Omniture’s will increase as it is integrated in a strong brand with a proven record of successful acquisition integrations. 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Media] Helsinki's Tribe Studios acquired by Palringo
    The acquisition should fit nicely into Palringo, who recently announced 2014 revenue growth of 100% to $14m, has built their business around selling chat-based games, premium features and rich media messages. With the second Helsinki-based acquisition announcement for the day, Tribe Studios announces it's been picked up by Palringo , the U.S.
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