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  • WILL PRICE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Project Devil: Affirmation of Our Vision
    First, it affirms our vision that display advertising is moving from static flash files to living apps programmed by APIs, data, and multi-media assets. Today, AOL announced Project Devil. At Widgetbox, we could not be more excited to see and read about AOL's new plans. The news is fabulous for several key reasons.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Media] How CBS Shut Down an Ad From a Small Marijuana Company
    This winter, Hartfield, who sits on the board of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, says he learned the adverstiser, called Neutron Media, of New York, had reached out to the organization about placing a commercial on the CBS jumbotron in Times Square. It''s hard being in the marijuana business these days.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
    [Media] 5 ways to build company culture with a virtual team
    While companies like Google instill a company culture through a giant, all-encompassing campus, that’s not so practical when you need to hire a designer in the Czech Republic and a social media expert in Chicago. For every desk-bound cubicle-dweller, the dream is to work from home. No physical demands. No need to look over your shoulder.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Media] Ingenious Ventures prepares to open its wallet for 15 UK startups, nearly $3.5m up for grabs
    The venture capital arm of investment company Ingenious has today opened a programme that will see up to £2.25m (around $3.5m) invested in 15 startups working in the media and creative industries in the UK. Finding 15 great ideas in three months is a challenge. If already trading, not have commenced trading more than two years ago.
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Lagging Indicators
    Likewise, I’ve seen a pullback from social services and media-based models in light of Facebook’s disappointing performance post IPO. I’m always amazed at how much short term decisions are driven by lagging indicators. Yammer’s march to a successful exit was in relative terms, extremely fast. Yet, it took 4 years.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Media] Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design
    social media. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteHack. Archives. Twitter. Facebook. Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design. By Travis Sheppard / May 10, 2012 06:05 AM / View Comments. Tweet. Step 1: The Plan.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Media] 7 Retail Trends That Can Boost Your Business
    There will be a significant increase of retailers offering limited-time-only (LTO) items and mobile-device deals to generate a sense of urgency to buy and to be where consumers are in the digital and social media spaces. The U.S. Retail Highlights report is in and lists several trends that your business can use to stay on top. The U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Media] Are We In Another Dot Com Bubble? Maybe Not
    Ta, the CEO of the social media company Sqeeqee who spent many years riding the wave of tech success. We are in the middle of a tech boom, not a bubble that's about to burst. Here's why. The dotcom era took away the hopes and dreams of many entrepreneurs, from online toy purveyors to delivery van services. That's not realistic, says Jenny Q.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
    [Media] [Event] [Singapore] Echelon 2012
    Young Upstarts is an Echelon 2012 media partner. If there’s a sign that the Singapore startup scene is on all levels of freaking awesome right now, it’s that we’ve seen Startups in Asia and then DEMO Asia happen in relatively quick succession in the past couple of months. We’ll be seeing you there.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Media] Now Hear This
    So Happy New Year to my 100,000-plus monthly readers throughout the world, and to many more who read my posts via some of the most important media in the startup/tech/entrepreneurship world, in more languages and places than I can keep track of. Much like my career, in the last two years this blog has traveled a serendipitous path.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Media] Blog Writing 101: How To Satisfy Readers And Deliver Top 10 Google Rankings
    That’s why I started the Traffic Generation Cafe blog, focusing on various free traffic generation methods like search engine traffic, social media traffic, networking, as well as how to convert that traffic into subscribers and buyers. place where many a mighty business owner has fallen. Including me. That’s it? You bet.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Why Data Is the Oil of the Digital Age
    population would have willingly agreed to provide at least some of their personal data to the MAW—the omnipresent collision of media, advertising and work in our everyday lives. In the most competitive markets, the winners will be those with the most, and most accurate, data. Two years ago, I said that by 2020, 90% of the U.S.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Publification.com Creating Accessible HTML5 Publishing Platform For Ebooks
    First the advances were dramatically reduced, and now everyone but the A-list authors are responsible for doing their own promoting on social media, organizing their own book tours, and even finding their own editors. Because Browserbooks are hosted online, the ebooks can also take advantage of rich media, such as sound and videos.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Media] Introducing our latest investment: Dwellable, mobile-first vacation rentals
    He also co-founded Cubeduel, a site that lets you rank your co-workers and Strangeberry, a digital media startup that was acquired by TiVo in 2004. Sometimes, you need to wait a long time for the chance to invest in an outstanding founder. I met Adam Doppelt five years ago. Dwellable’s listing pages are cleanly laid out and intuitive.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Media] 7 Tips To Super-Charge Your Online Communication
    Pat Rafter was a guy everyone liked, but Pete Sampras , Andre Agassi , John McEnroe , Leyton Hewitt , and a host of other top players, despite great tennis performance, aren’t loved by everyone and don’t come across as the most likeable people all the time (although the media must take some credit for this too).
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Media] How to ask your board for introductions
    Talk about social proof: provide a link to a list of blogs/media praising you, or all of the users tweeting about you. Venture capitalists and your other board members want to help you, and in fact are paid to help you.  As T.A. However, without some guidance from you, your board/VCs cannot provide you with maximum benefit.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Media] How SEO Can Shape the Presidential Race
    For instance, when Newt Gingrich announced his campaign for President, he surely knew his marital track record would be an issue with voters and the media. How sound keyword research and strategically placed web content can shape your desired reputation. Money flows in and agencies make purchases on behalf of candidates.
  • 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.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
    [Media] Walk Like an Egyptian
    And while the concept of Tunisia and Egypt being ‘Twitter” revolutions is over-stated, it is true that easy media connectivity has greatly accelerated organized action on long-held social and political discontents. It is this speed and momentum that is most exhilarating. No, it is far easier and more sustainable than that. But au contraire!
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] Social Search: How Your Friends Matter
    These days, two frequently asked question of my agency are, "How does all of this social media content and sharing impact my search engine rankings?" The big search engines are now using social content to shape results pages. Time to rethink your online marketing? So pass another cookie, please
  • START-UP BUSINESS TALK  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
    [Media] Why You Need A 'Tag-Phrase' With Your Business Logo
    In order to get your start-up noticed, you'll have a ton of other stuff to get done: like building an online brand, marketing, sales, social media marketing, sales, etc. I was reading Nathaniel Broughton's post about branding and how i t takes more than a dot.com. Just recently, I was in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hmm I think.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008
    [Media] Web Mail Services Market Share (Comscore, Oct 2007) - Master of.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics for Pirates @ SXSW 2008 | Main | The CrunchDream 5: Who is Mike Arringtons Charles Barkley? The Internet Revolution, Act III.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Media] Jelly app: the challenge of immediate primetime
    The daily active user count has been trending downward as the media buzz surrounding the initial launch tapers off. When Jelly launched a week ago, it was amazing to see how quickly the app got traction – over 100K questions were asked during the first week. Only 25% of questions posed ever received an answer. Related articles.
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
    [Media] Instagram
    Dalton’s company, Mixed Media Labs, initially built a product called PicPlz. Now what the hell is you lookin’ for? Can’t a young man get money anymore? Let my pants sag down to the floor. Really do it matter as long as I score? Mase, Lookin’ at me. Two years ago we invested $250,000 in Instagram. Ethics Portfolio Companies
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Media] How - And Why - Startups Should Hire Millennials
    And they’re preparing for employment by “arming themselves with skills and educational training focused in technology and social media.” Schawbel’s study reports some of the most common job skills for Gen Y workers include blogging, social media optimization and writing press releases. It’s like a harmonic convergence. StartUp 101
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] How To Boost Business With Fantastic Photography
    How many websites or social media sites are you on each day that have photography that just doesn’t quite cut it? I see it all the time. Fast and easy to load websites, well written blogs, great Facebook pages… and then, there’s the photography. know what you’re thinking. Does it represent your vision and goals? Have
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
    [Media] Aspiro Signs Deal With Google's Widevine DRM
    The whitelabel media streaming service, Aspiro , has signed a deal with Google's Widevine DRM for studio approved DRM-solutions for Video OTT-services. This comes as good news for media companies, as it seems the streaming services are used mostly for sports broadcasts. In 2010, Widevine was acquired by Google
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Media] The Myth Of The 20 Percent
    Writing and designing a media kit. Developing a media campaign (usually with the help of an outside PR firm). Hopefully your media campaign worked and you now have interview requests to respond to and show up for. By Robert D. What is the 20 percent? Let me go to a slightly different industry for an example — show business.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010
    [Media] The Unsung Hero
    We must discuss with the media and our politicians on these matters. In the stories, the hero fights for the people, faces failure and great uncertainty, and ultimately wins. In Finland, we think he’s a fool who thinks he’s better than everyone else, disrespects the rules and  is probably Finnish-Swedish. Entrepreneurs are the same. So what?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How to Seamlessly Merge Teams in Different Locations
    Come Together We''ve got a bunch of folks who do social media and content marketing across our companies. They were all invited to Minnesota to the corporate headquarters for an annual social media summit. Here are some tips on how to navigate the first 90 days. So how to get people to start working together, leveraging and sharing?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] 6 Ways For Startups To Reduce Operating Costs
    Morgan Sims is a writer and graduate of the University of South Florida who loves all things tech and social media. by Morgan Sims. Of the many crucial issues that are unique to startup companies, month-to-month cashflow is most commonly at the top of the list. Minimize Premises Costs. Hire Freelancers and Contract Employees. Remain Flexible.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Media] How I Found a Niche to Grow My Company
    5000 Applicant of the Week EC Hispanic Media found a perfect niche audience for its portfolio of media platforms. One that caught our eye was Norwalk, California-based EC Hispanic Media. During this time, the company expanded its digital platforms, and focused on "print, events, web, mobile and social media channels."
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Data and Action in Times of Tragedy
    It's a huge data gathering task--more than any one media property can maintain for every last factoid--so those searches wind up heading offsite. If you're a media company looking to boost your on site data capabilities or you're a small investor who cares about government transparency, just reply to this note.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] How to Craft Your Own “Startup Legend”
    Tech startups are a dime a dozen, so how do you make yours stand out - to the media and to the public? You need a “hook” to attract jaded reporters, busy bloggers and seen-it-all journalists. In short, you need a “startup legend” - which might or might not be 100% rooted in fact. Be the opposite. Work the human interest angle. Startups
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Why You Don’t Need to Go Viral to Make Video Marketing Work
    Most get around 100-300 views, but site traffic is growing, subscribers are up 75% and I’m seeing increased social media engagement. photo credit: ARMLE via photopin cc. viral video is the dream of many marketers and business owners. One smash hit can transform a business’s reach overnight. The myth of viral for small business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] Lessons From 5 Company Blogs Actually Worth Reading
    Ask us nicely on Facebook or Twitter," which just keeps engagement on social media rolling. Plenty of companies have blogs. The question is, does anyone read them? Here''s how the good blogs get readers--and keep them coming back. smartly-executed company blog is a valuable asset. Smartly executed" are the operative words, however.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] Why Most Data Is Drivel
    huge consulting company told us they were investing significantly in their social media presence because that''s where they connect with recruits. To truly understand your customers, you need to get an up-close-and-personal view of their experience that Big Data just can''t deliver. The average Inc. reader is positively drowning in data.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] Sucked into Scandal
    It's yet another example of how brands unwittingly find themselves at the center of a social media disaster. What if your brand was sucked into a controversy it had nothing to do with? Here's how it happens. When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut, all public relations hell broke loose. The truth? We value your feedback.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Media] Building Your Business Website Yourself? Get Some Expert Tips First!
    Lira oversees a team of website developers at his company, InkDROP Media. A good website is crucial in today’s business world. If you’re starting a new business,  you might not have the cash to drop on a website designer, or your existing business website might be in need of a redesign. That’s okay. Tom Lira. Charlie Patel. Plan your site.
  • 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.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] Blaming Angels and VCs for Choosing is Like Blaming Up for Down
    ” The media, when pitched a startup story, is interested in who funded the venture. I was happily reading Sramana Mitrea’s  The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs on Read/Write Web, agreeing with every detail, when I ran into a snag. It’s in italics in this quote from Sramana’s post. ” And entrepreneurs? This is wrong.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] Tampere Based M-Files Gets €6 Million To Globally Expand Their Metadata Driven Enterprise ECM
    On the 30th of April, the company announced an A-Round of €6 million led by DFJ Esprit , a venture capital firm that invests from seed to late stage in European technology and media companies. Basically their solution does not care where the data is but rather what the data actually represents.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Media] Lessons Learned: Why My Kickstarter Campaign Failed
    It takes time to manage the campaign, so don’t forget to pencil in time to respond to comments, thank backers, monitor social media, and handle press. Thousands of business owners have turned to Kickstarter , an online fundraising site, to help raise capital for new ventures. If you miss the mark, you don’t get a dollar.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Media] How to Get What You're Worth :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] Top 11 Ways to Irritate Your Co-workers
    This is especially true in social media. Are you making any of these etiquette mistakes? Business etiquette isn't just about observing the social niceties; sometimes business etiquette is simply not irritating other people unnecessarily. Here are things that irritate me; feel free to add your own in the comments: 1. You called. It's urgent.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways to Make the Most of Millennials
    While they may be able to run circles around their older colleagues when it comes to social media and the latest tech gadgets, they are missing one important thing: experience. Millennials can be both energizing and challenging. Here Inc. columnists share how to keep them focused and productive. They have objectivity and energy. Click here.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Transfluent Raises $1 Million Funding To Relocate To New York
    The company provides human-powered translation services with a quick turnaround, making it ideal for companies who need social media accounts in many languages, apps localized, and other tasks. Transfluent has announced it has received $1 million in Angel funding to relocate to New York and support their Singapore office.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010
    [Media] Boxee Payments
    Contrary to what Boxee's competitors have been telling big media for the past year, Boxee aren't pirates. Well I'm stuck at the Virgin America terminal at JFK this morning. Due to the stormy weather today in SF, my flight has been pushed back by three hours.  We don’t believe these are conflicting interests.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] 6 Signs You're a Tech Neophyte
    When you go to someone''s profile page on Twitter , if the background image is the default wallpaper for a new Twitter account, it''s a sure sign the person is not taking their social media marketing seriously. Look, you don''t need to learn to code. Start here. That''s OK. What isn''t OK, however, is making seemingly small tech faux pas.
  • ALIEN ENTREPRENEUR  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
    [Media] 10 Tweeted Startup Tips
    entrepreneur — Karl Treier (@kjtreier) March 16, 2014 #startup tip 8: Pick a #social media medium, and use it well, rather than try and use four or five poorly. Hard learned #startup tip 1: Keep your big #idea under wraps until you're ready for #launch. Do whatever it takes to close the first.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Media] 7 Apps That Should Be Banned From Your Office
    Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube – these digital media players are far too tempting. Facebook, Google +, Twitter – Company policy must be clear here – business matters aren’t discussed on employees’ social media apps, and the apps aren’t used during the workday. You get the idea. Shut it down before it starts. 3.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
    [Media] The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC
    The sheer number of relationships I’ve built through being public, transparent and being willing to engage in comments and through social media has enabled me to get to know entrepreneurs even before they launch their next company. When I was new at Venture Capital I was trying to figure out the business. What stage? What price? Lovely.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] The Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Globally, Nationally and Locally
    My company, GrowBiz Media , has outsourced Web design and development, both internationally and locally. After our negative experiences with outsourcing overseas, GrowBiz Media turned to a local Southern California business when it came time to rebuild our SmallBizDaily.com website. There are a lot of choices. Outsourcing Nationally.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] Tomorrow on TNW: Your chance to ask Spartz Inc. CEO Emerson Spartz your entrepreneurship questions
    Emerson Spartz is one of the world’s leading experts on Internet virality and has been featured in major media including the Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. As the CEO of Spartz Inc., he runs one of the fastest-growing digital media publishers with 160 million page views per month. ET (12 p.m.
  • 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
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] What Exactly Is Content Marketing?
    They’ve grown to expect the company itself as well as customers, networks, partners and the media to be the source of this content. What Exactly Is Content Marketing? mean, it’s all we’ve been talking about for the last few years. ” photo credit: eyesore9 via photopin cc. Is it a thing? More what it does than what it is.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] How to Dominate Kickstarter
    They have a great logo, an easy to use website, they’ve sold products and received feedback from users, they’re active on social media, and… They Built A Customer Base This sounds counterintuitive right? Media folks like talking about things that are interesting. and 1 p.m. it was already more than 100 percent funded.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Media] 5 Creative Ways to Market Your Product
    I f you are a mom entrepreneur with a product-based business, you’ve probably tried social media marketing to get your brand in front of your customers. While Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook are great ways to connect with your current and potential customers, there are other ways to spread the word about your products and find new customers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] How Ideas Gain Traction
    People don''t get initially excited--especially in the media--about the concepts," he tells Butman. Just as important as the idea itself is the entrepreneur behind it--and the skill, passion, and effort she provides. So far, the Foundation has funded 829 projects. (In other words, it has granted $829,000.) They get excited about the people."
  • DSHEN  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Steve Jobs on Design: Explicit vs.
    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. Trust?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] How To Handle Refunds Like A Rockstar
    Questioning a customer, on the other hand, comes off as a lack of trust, a confrontation and does nothing for maintaining a good reputation or relationship and it can turn really bad, really fast, especially in the world of social media. R efunds, they’re no fun. But it doesn’t have to be this way. How to Handle Refunds Like a Rock Star.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Mobile Travel Alerting "Traveas" Finds Profitability In Golf Confirmation Emails
    Everything is about the information upperhand that we have compared to traditional media companies. This has actually lead to us becoming somewhat of a media company, with a great "Travel Vertical" as a starting point.". He explains further: "Our media channels have a unique information upperhand compared to traditional media channels.
  • DAZZLINDONNA  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [Media] How To Build A Successful Home Business
    This is a guest post by Annie Wallace, a mom blogger , who loves social media and cooking. Tweet. This is a guest post by Annie Wallace. Finally you’ve done it, you’ve thought of a way to escape the drudgery of your 9-5 job and make real money working from home. Make sure to always keep on top of your market. Post image by MSVG.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] [Review] The Economy Of You
    You have that deli employee who bakes custom cakes at night, the instrument repairman who sells voice-overs on his own website, the graphic designer who sidelines as a classical singer, the social media manager who blogs about career advice, and many, many more. But Kimberly Palmer, senior editor and personal finance columnist for U.S.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
    [Media] YSN Launches Global “Build Your Own Virtual SUBWAY® Store” Campaign
    The founder of of international sandwich chain SUBWAY® , Fred DeLuca, started his business with a US$1,000 loan when he was just 17. That was in 1965. Today SUBWAY® is the largest restaurant chain in the world with over 38,000 stores in more than 100 countries. From there, the adventure will continue in New York City and Washington DC.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Media] Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: What I've Learned
    The captain of the world''s most ubiquitous social media platform talks leadership, disruption, and why he follows Mia Farrow. There are certain things you’d expect of the CEO of the fastest growing, most disruptive, 140-character communications platform in the world. And you’d expect him to be surprised by nothing.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012
    [Media] The Top 10 Career Experts For Working Moms
    In short, she’s a very busy woman and through her website and media appearances she shares some of the ways she balances it all. She’s shared her expertise on the matter through Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen Media, a number of excellent books for working moms, and most recently, through founding the website JobsandMoms.com.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Media] Forget the geeks, learn about your company by going where your customers are
    group of venture-backed technology startups who are dedicated to serving and supporting local media by providing revenue generating opportunities. That’s why, when I was given the opportunity to speak to an entrepreneur and startup founder about this subject, I immediately jumped on board. It’s not all bad news. The LiL group.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] 5 Blogging Mistakes And A State of Wonder
    But blogs and even social media changed that for me, and I feel better about writing now. Yesterday while flying cross country I read State of Wonder , by Ann Patchett. As I got off my first plane, I was about 30 pages from finished, and two hours from my next flight. didn’t check email first. What a great book! That made me sad. Enjoy it. 2.
  • BABBLING VC  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
    [Media] What's Not Said Usually Matters
    Unfortunately, I believe we're at a critical point in time in regards to social media and online transparency. Just as Gmail has implemented the Priority Inbox to filter spam mails, I believe a great opportunity exists to help filter the noise of social media. Fred made a great point in his blog about how he edits himself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Media] Why Modern-Day Whistleblowers Are Millennials
    According to The New York Times, here''s how Snowden chose to leak documents to reporters last week: The source had instructed his media contacts to come to Hong Kong, visit a particular out-of-the-way corner of a certain hotel, and ask--loudly--for directions to another part of the hotel. He writes : Whistleblowers: are driven by altruism.
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] @altgate » Blog Archive » Outsourcing For Startups
    Better to do personal outreach to blogs/local media. You can also get to know local media easily, they’re at the same events you are and generally speaking are very approachable. The presentation was on outsourcing generally, not just software engineering and the audience was very early stage companies (some yet to be founded). Legal.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] How Joe Fernandez Got His Klout
    Its algorithms comb through social media data: If you have a public account with Twitter, which makes updates available for anyone to read, you have a Klout score, whether you know it or not (unless you actively opt out on Klout’s website). Piece of cake. How do you know you're ready to start a company? billion pieces of data each day.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] Yahoo's New Logo Design: Micromanaged, Over-Engineered, Boring
    She reportedly also insisted upon personally reviewing each, and every, reporter’s name on Yahoo’s media list. A non-story about hype, disappointment, and how not to redo a logo. Yahoo’s announcement of a new brand logo may be the biggest non-news story of the recent past. There’s nothing there. Let me be more direct.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] Nest New York To Help Finnish Startups Establish Themselves Stateside
    He believe the city is fast becoming a good place for media centric digital startups and we have to agree. Nest New York is a new kind of a startup accelerator (can we really call it that?) in New York that helps Finnish companies establish themselves into the US market, according to Finnish Talouselämä. Image by skinnylawyer
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] How 50 Cups of Coffee Can Change Your Life
    My next 50 coffees My next move is to get back into consulting with companies in innovation and social media. I’ve loved working with start-ups in London, and will continue to work with the start-up scene through Converge and the Innovation Warehouse. Raising investment, changing careers, or leaving your city? Now is the time.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
    [Media] Content Creation is Dead – Long Live Storytelling!
    Don’t forget about the human element when you communicate to customers on your blog, through your newsletters, videos or on social media. Content Creation is Dead – Long Live Storytelling! written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Photo via BlogMutt’s CEO, Scott Yates. Coincidence?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Media] These Shoes Were Made Where?
    Brothers Jordan and Jensen Adoni are blending old-school craftsmanship and social media sizzle in a New York City shoe business, The Adoni Group. This blend of old-school craftsmanship and social media sizzle is the essence of the Adoni brand. In early April, Beyoncé and Jay-Z celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in Havana.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] 3 Potential Pitfalls of Using Contests to Innovate
    Sure, contests are potentially a good idea for your business. You can solve a problem, and get a little publicity on the side. But there are risks involved. Netflix, for example, famously offered a $1-million prize seeking improvements on its recommendation algorithm. But don''t be fooled. Publicity backlash. The lesson? Hidden costs. Cultural fit.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Mark Zuckerberg's Original Plans for Facebook
    Today Facebook is a (ubiquitous) noun, a verb, and a social media behemoth. In a 2005 interview, the then 21-year-old founder is focused only on created a cool college directory. But in its early days, the company was an "ice breaker" and an "online directory for colleges," according to its founder Mark Zuckerberg.
  • MASSIVE GREATNESS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Media] The Mac's Mid-Life Crisis
    have a three-year old iMac that sits on my desk and is my media hub, but the vast majority of my traditonal computing is done on a 13-inch Air (and I say “traditional”, of course, because I actually use my iPhone and increasingly my iPad more than any of my Macs — but that’s another topic). It’s a thing of true beauty.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] The Secret to Winning a Start-up Competition
    It's already used by digital magazines, brand advertising, and media sites to build in deferred shopping. Your PowerPoint is awesome (and memorized). Your pitch is crystal clear. You're adequately caffeinated and totally pumped up. Here's why that's just not enough. They're great networkers who tend to wear a perma-grin.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [Media] 8 Ways to Account for Different Learning Styles Among Employees
    As a result, each employee brings his own unique perspective to the table, allowing us to work more effectively as a team. -  Fehzan Ali ,  Adscend Media LLC. 4. Not all people learn the same way. Neither do your employees. Here’s what they had to say: 1. Understand the Difference Between Introverts and Extroverts. Be Flexible.
  • 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?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 3 Mobile Behaviors You Must Embrace Right Now
    Then social media came along and everyone rushed to figure out Twitter and how to run a contest on Facebook. When marketing people start talking about mobile these days, and they’re doing it a lot, they usually default to tactics – mobile ads, SMS, throw in some near field communications and we’re on the mobile track.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] [Singapore][Competition] SiTF Announces 2011 Award Winners
    Digital Media. Singapore Polytechnic, School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology. The  Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) earlier this evening announced the winners of this year’s SiTF Awards , which recognizes technology innovations developed in Singapore. Award Categories. Name of Organisation. Description. 1.
  • 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, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Win Every Sale with Visual Thinking
    This is easy if you are selling something like a bicycle but it's not always easy if we're selling a social media service, for instance, or a branding campaign. Is your product or service a coveted diamond or a chunk of coal? See the forest for the trees by following one author's inventive process. What does it look like? Keep it simple.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] The Truth About How Many People Really See Your Facebook Posts
    Think of your own experience with any media for a moment. An alarming report about a drop in engagement on Facebook sent marketers reeling. But it''s time to reexamine the numbers. Want to panic a bunch of marketers ? Tell them that the strategy they''ve used and obsessively focused on for the past few years is a dud. That''s right.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
    [Media] 19 Funding Resources for New and Existing Businesses
    AngelList is a little more complicated than a social media site or a crowdfunding profile. In addition to an application, there’s a social media component to the application process. Whether you’re looking to start a business or want to expand an existing one, finding the cash to do so can be tough. Crowdfunding Sites. Kickstarter.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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].
  • 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  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Media] How A Dorm Room Side Project Became The Web's Hottest Operating System
    It’s a highly customizable content platform that can support thousands of development tools that enable users to create and manage a wide range of features, including content, social media, and e-commerce. Dries Buytaert thought maybe a dozen people would ever use his software. Buytaert graduated in 2007. It’s appeared on the Inc.
  • 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.
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