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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Media] [Singapore] [Event] Social Business Week 2012
    Hot on the heels of Social Media Week this week in Singapore is Social Business Week , which will take place next week on February 20-23, 2012. This year, activities include public lectures, a forum targeting corporate leaders, and a 2-day boot camp for social entrepreneurs to develop and refine their social business plans.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Why Apple Really Acquired Topsy
    Apple raised an eyebrow or two Monday, confirming to The Wall Street Journal that it had acquired Topsy, a social media analytics firm that monitors conversation and sentiment on Twitter, for a reported $200 million. 'The tech giant spent a reported $200 million to acquire a social analytics start-up. Here''s why.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Make it Big. No, Bigger! Nine Steps to Opening a Store in Style
    Produce lots of photos and videos to post to social media after the fact, so people will see the business at its busiest and liveliest. 'Johnny Cupcakes, a T-shirt company with a cult following, does nothing by halves, and the company is at its most dramatic when it opens a new retail location or a pop-up store. People show up for free food.
  • GROWTHOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Unrestricted Consumption: Developments in Digital Rights Management
    will further nudge industries that deal with electronic media to adapt to a world where marginal costs of delivery are low and consumers own multiple products designed for media consumption, needing easy transferability of content between them. Rowling has negotiated with the big distributers (Apple and Amazon, etc.) Both C.K.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Media] allensblog: "Fully-Diluted"
    « DSK & The US Criminal Justice System (Oh, and the Media, too). allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Whats a Home Run (in VC-speak) » July 12, 2011. Fully-Diluted". The term "fully-diluted", unlike some legal terms, is not defined by any law or regulation. Reblog (0). TrackBack.
  • 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. Rothschild, E.F.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 4 Threats To Your Small Business’ Online Reputation
    Social Media Blunders. Make sure your company has a set, written social media policy, and that the person updating your social media sites is someone who understands your brand identity and company goals. 'by Mike Zammuto, President of Brand.com. How can you combat this? Doppelganger Domains. Online Anonymity.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Smartphone Feature Request
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Smartphone Feature Request. You are talking on your smartphone and your friend asks you for someone’s phone number. “Hold on,” you say, “I’ll give it to you.” No head-banging. Posts.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
    [Media] Cracking The Code: SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble?
    Popular Media: the key to viral marketing. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Wednesday, February 23, 2011. SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble? What happened? Not unreasonable. revenues while large caps are trading at 6.4x. Unreasonable? 13 AM.
  • NEXTWALA  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [Media] Techcrunch Disrupt: (Only) a Few Big Ideas - NextWala
    Redbeacon announced it was expanding its service to Seattle, launching with several media partners (NBC Bay Area, SF Gate, Tribune/Fox Seattle), and launching its widget for inclusion on any website. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. dkhare.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Infographics are Useful –But They Must Evolve « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing. The Internet Is Filling Up with Dead People and There’s Nothing We Can Do About It – Technology Review. tags: blog. CRM News: Social CRM: Seeing Yourself Through Others’ Eyes, Social CRM-Style. Posted from Diigo.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [Media] Venture Atlanta Companies
    have been advising and coaching Venture Atlanta participants BLiNQ Media ,  Preparis ,  ScoutMob ,  Toomah ,  Twitpay ,and  Wavee  for quite some time now. In a few short minutes the companies that were selected for Venture Atlanta will be making their way to the stage for six minutes of fame. Some of them are going to do better than others.
  • FAIRSOFTWARE'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Media] Busy week with 2 articles about Founders
    Finally, FrenchWeb became the media partner for the Founder Conference Paris and also did a write-up today (in French). This week has been very productive (and it’s only Tuesday morning): First on Monday, VentureBeat published my guest column on the winning pitch at the Founder Conference. That’s it!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Why Blogging Isn’t Enough Anymore
    There was a time when the art of SEO practitioners focused on building out highly optimized pages dedicated to narrowly defined themes or keywords. photo credit: winterofdiscontent. But then blogs came along and sort of upended the whole deal. People started sharing this content routinely, linking to it and even republishing it via RSS feeds.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Media] On the Facebook IPO
    All of that said, it's still the gold standard of social media -- and is not likely to be supplanted by any of its rivals anytime soon. Lots of thoughts on this. let me try to be brief. I am a marketer and practitioner, not an investment professional. . The Facebook IPO is the apex of this cycle. Woohoo! So no real surprise there. Godspeed.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Media] Recap - Rice Alliance Monetizing Location Panel
    Blair Garrou of DFJ Mercury is as astute a VC as you'll meet when it comes to location services and how social media, game mechanics, and real-time technologies will shape the future of tech. A few quick thoughts on the location services monetization panel discussion I was fortunate to sit on last night at the Rice Alliance event.
  • ASH MAURYA  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Early Customers to Respond to Your Cold Emails
    You then package that material into an e-book, report, video, or other media. This is a guest post from Robert Graham – a solo bootstrapper who blogs about the experience. Robert has been working in software since 2005. He is a Ph.D. dropout who spent time working for Google. Someday he ‘d like to work for himself.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012
    [Media] Why John Frankel Leaned in Early on Klout and Cornerstone OnDemand and What He Sees Next
    23:00  Discussion of California’s social media privacy laws. It all started in 2010 with Klout. wasn’t a believer. had always liked and respected CEO Joe Fernandez but could never get my head around the fact that the Klout was putting up charts showing who influenced me and it didn’t map to the reality I knew in my head.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] Scaling Too Fast Can Tank Your Business
    The beauty of emerging social media marketing is that it is based on these "pull" techniques, and can be both impactful and cost effective. 'Too many growth businesses try to scale before they are ready. You''re better off creating enormous value for a few customers first. But scaling a business too soon is a surefire way to tank it.
  • 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.)
  • 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. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Media] Week One Roundup from the Duct Tape Selling Blog
    When we bought media around big tent poles like new product launches, Grammy’s or the Super Bowl, budgets were huge and making an impact could be guaranteed solely by the ability to buy share of voice. 'Week One Roundup from the Duct Tape Selling Blog written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • NEXTWALA  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Learning from Slideshare's Founders - NextWala
     All the media hype about the two communities being at loggerheads with each other is overdone. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
    [Media] Never Mind the Valley: Here's Paris
    They're going strong , and constantly adapting their platform to users' changing needs for information and social media aggregation. Not only does the country have a higher percentage of homes with high-speed Internet than the U.S. billion online in the first quarter of this year. Sponsor. But these barriers are showing some wear and tear.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Vilnius-Based StartupHighway Graduates Four Teams At London Demoday
    We were positively surprised by the attendance both of top investors and of top media. StartupHighway just had their Demoday in London, in partnership with Huge Thing, a Polish accelerator. During past 12 months StartupHighway has accelerated 10 companies. Half of the startups from their 2011 batch received funding after graduating.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Jobless Execs: It’s Time To Dump The Old School
    According to surveys, 89 percent of employers use a form of social media to identify job candidates, with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter the most popular. After embracing social media (even building a personal website), try these tips: Streamline your strengths with specific examples. So how do you stand out in that crowd?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Questions I Didn’t Expect to Be Asked by Investors
    The Idea Generator (You are the visionary, you come up with the great next big idea, your thoughts are not limited by what you hear from your peers, the media, the market, etc.). I’ve raised close to $1 million for my previous startups and the following questions were not what I had expected to hear from the investors I was pitching to.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] How To Make Smart Borrowing Decisions (Including NOT Borrowing)
    On the other hand, alternative lenders may use more creative means to determine your creditworthiness, like checking out your customer reviews (on sites like Yelp), social media activity, or even looking directly at your business’s accounting software. So, what types of businesses should think about taking out a loan? and 1.50
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways To Keep In Contact With Remote Staff
    Yammer is like a social media site for business. 'Starting a business can be difficult enough without having to keep a watchful eye on everyone within your company. When your company strays from the typical small office environment, this can be even more difficult, particularly if your staff telecommutes. StartMeeting. Yammer. Dropbox.
  • 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
  • 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  |  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.
  • VC CAFE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Media] The Story of Techbikers (You can Play a role too)
    Gerry’s tech team (designer and developer) could help with the logo, website and social media, and I was to take care of sponsors, riders and getting the word out. 'A month from now, 70 people in the London tech industry will be (hopefully) on the last leg of a 320km (200 miles) cycle ride from Paris to London. Qosmic Qadence. Lao Tzu. link].
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?".
  • 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. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] 'Follow the Money' and Other Lessons From Jeff Bezos
    His introductory remarks, in the form of an open memo, hit notes of "believable optimism," as the media blog Poynter.org put it: "Bezos promises to honor the values of the Washington Post, to own up to mistakes, to ''slow down'' in order to get it right, to be courageous in the pursuit of truth. 'Sixteen years ago, Jeff Bezos told Inc.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Media] How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience
    Why Social Media Doesn’t Matter Anymore. How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience This content from: Duct Tape Marketing Everyone talks about creating a great customer experience, but few people really deliver one that’s special in any way. What if you delivered products on a bike? What if you included more than they expected?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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.
  • 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).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Media] How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect My Small Business?
    The New York Times and other major media outlets are already reporting that a key provision of the Care Act designed to help small businesses and their employees has been pushed back to 2015. With the impending full implementation of the Affordable Care Act coming on January 1, 2014 what is your small business doing to prepare? Now come Jan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] Hip Hop's Wealthiest Entrepreneurs @amywhyte
    The media mogul has parlayed his rap career into multiple television and film appearances and a number of commercial endorsements. 'With Apple''s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre is set to become the richest man in hip hop--and he''s in good company. Diddy and Jay Z better watch the throne.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. ”
  • 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  |  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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Are You LinkedIn for the Sake of Your Business?
    Without much of a social media presence, businesses stand the danger of falling behind the competition, given many individuals–be they potential job applicants or clients with your company–want today’s information yesterday. With some 120 million users, LinkedIn is still by far the choice of business professionals.
  • DEIMAR  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Media] Charles Dickens Quotes | Deimar ~ Business Tips and Strategies for.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Sep 18, 2011. Charles Dickens Quotes. by Deimar Gutierrez. 18.9.11. Pin It. Charles Dickens. · A boys story is the best that is ever told. · I only ask to be free.
  • DEIMAR  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] Dressed to pitch: Guide for a successful business pitch | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jan 13, 2012. Dressed to pitch: Guide for a successful business pitch. by Deimar Gutierrez. 13.1.12. Pin It. How you say who you are, says a lot of who you are. at all times.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Media] Who's the Top Entrepreneur? Your Call.
    This media personality has been ranked both as the richest African American and the most influential woman in the world. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. What does it take to be the greatest living entrepreneur? You’re about to tell us. We don't either.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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.
  • 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  |  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?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
    [Media] 3 Simple Ways to Empower Your Customers to Sell For You :: Small.
    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. Now that’s a happy customer!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] Website Crashing? 5 Things to Do Now
    Your response on social media is key, too. GoDaddy went down earlier this week, taking many small businesses' sites with it. Here's what to do if you're ever in those shoes. That's terrible news for those affected and also for GoDaddy, which will certainly lose customers. But perhaps some good can be wrung from the incident.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] Why You Need to Typecast Yourself
    “Social media expert,” for example, will sound as lame in five years as “web site expert” sounds today. To be successful, entrepreneurs need to attract super-talented people. To do that, find the one thing you're really good at. And refuse to do anything else. This means a few things. It’s harder than you think.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
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