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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 9 Ways to Be Less Annoying on LinkedIn
    You need to spend time on the site to just watch and listen--and avoid importing some of the social-media habits you''ve picked up elsewhere. 'LinkedIn brings out the worst in some people. Here''s how not to be one of them. LinkedIn is a powerful tool, but it brings out the worst in some people. First, remember you''re human. Learn the site.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010
    [Media] The Glory of Me
    am not lambasting blogging or bloggers, but has the “social-fication&# of the web and media created a world that operates for the Glory of Me? With social media it is about teaching, not thinking. Social media has the potential for decay as well as collective good. Story of the Week! What are we defined by? What we do?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Media] AddSearch Announces Investment to Bring In-Site Search to the Modern Era
    As a demo, head on over and plug some text into the search field at Me Naiset , a media company owned by Sanoma, where they’ve been testing the solution. In-site search doesn’t sound sexy, but there’s no clear leader, and according to Ilola it’s an area that provides value to media companies, governments, and corporations.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Media] A Visual Guide to Local SEO for Small Business Websites
    Using Visual Media to Boost Your Marketing It is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing. 'A Visual Guide to Local SEO for Small Business Websites written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. How to Build a Perfectly Optimized Local Website by Following the Google Guidelines! loved that.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
    [Media] A butterfly flaps its wings and you make a sale
    Or Dave McClure releases a silent-but-deadly outside a Menlo Park Starbucks and a social media company gets funded in Boston. It's easy to be taken in by the idea of the Butterfly Effect : That a butterfly gently flapping its wings in the jungles of Madagascar can indirectly cause a Typhoon off the coast of Jakarta. Tolkien. source ).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] World's Coolest Offices: Your Picks
    Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia In 2003, Vishen Lakhiani founded Mindvalley, a digital publishing company that specializes in self-help, motivational, and personal-growth content in new media. asked our Facebook community to submit photos of the world's best offices. Then we put them to a vote. Continued on next page.) Tenon Tours was No.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Media] Simple Formula to Propel Your Business
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Creating Customer Bliss Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? Mike uses a no nonsense and pretty matter of fact approach to describe one of the most powerful ways to build a business in the new marketing reality we live in. Are You Making Evil Plans? Podcast Launch Mike Stelzner
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] 6 Creative Ways to Figure Out If You’ve Got a Good Business Idea
    “Mentors can be people in your same field, or even free mentors or business advisors through the SBA (or other agencies), but the value of getting a professional’s opinion on your idea can not be emphasized enough,” advises Blair Nastasti, CEO of Media Moguls PR. 'So you have a great idea for a business, right? Reach out!
  • 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.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
    [Media] 5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work
    That same year I formed The Cutler Group, a public relations agency that helps innovative technology companies achieve high-value media coverage. To avoid that fate, I decided that I would start my own company — and I would make it work. In the beginning, the firm’s assets were limited to $200 in my bank account. Don’t get an office.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [Media] Employed with a side of startup
    For example, you know that to avoid social media shitstorms you're supposed to have stupendous customer service , so you claim as much on your website. Are you going to SxSW? If so, drop me a line and we'll coordinate.). Most people start their first company while they still have a day job. Here are my tips for how to pull this off. IANAL.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] 10 Steps to Teaching Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs
    Most children today are terrible at face-to-face and telephone communication because of the popularity of social media and text messaging. What business owner doesnt wish similar entrepreneurial success for their children, whether they have hopes to pass on the family business one day or can see their child creating their own. Of course!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
    [Media] 4 Tools to Build a Website by the End of the Day
    Several sites offer a quick and painless approach where you can plug in your own company graphics, type in some text, and have an amazing site with full SEO and social media integration by supper. 'Fifty-two percent of small businesses still don''t have a website. Don''t be one of them. There is no excuse for this one. C''mon, people.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Media] Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 an iPhone Killer?
    Wireless Download Speeds and Performance Offering 3G wireless speeds, the Galaxy S3 provides industry standard performance when browsing the Web, downloading apps, or accessing streaming media. See how Samsung's latest--and most highly anticipated--Android device stacks up against the competition. Ice Cream Sandwich" OS.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Halloween Haunts Go Hi-Tech
    TicketLeap is an online exchange, integrated with social media, where tickets to concerts, theatre, and sporting events are bought and sold. TicketLeap, a online ticket exchange, helps local haunts go hi-tech. When you end up with 1,000 people at your door, you need a cost effective way to verify tickets," he says. All they need is a laptop.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Why I Wrote It (And Why You Should Too)
    The media likes talking about and interviewing authors, which allows them to further spread the word about themselves and their companies. This week, I am really excited to release my new book, Start At The End, published by John Wiley & Sons. wrote the book for two core reasons. Yes, many of them will survive using this strategy.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Media] Muxlim Debate A Great Reminder - Startups Far From Mainstream
    The article continues to paint the picture that the company was overly hyped in global media as El-Fatatry also received the Finnish President's Internationalisation Award as well as other awards. The media has cited Muxlim reaches 25 million people around the world. The title of the article, directly translated, is Mohamed's Bubble.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] 9 Tips: Boost Your Business With Pinterest
    Through her social media efforts she saw a 75 percent increase in traffic, with Pinterest generating most of that. It may not be as popular as Facebook or Twitter, but this virtual pinboard service is attracting plenty of eyeballs. Here's how to make it work for you. One social site has captured the attention of the masses recently.
  • SCALABLE STARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] Responses: Santa Fe Friends + Cali Friends + +
    Can you send more info on your social media (or otherwise) focus? can get integrated into the social media and tech scene there.Stewart. Social Media Week LA is happening right now and I believe there’s some events. Responses to my Santa Fe Friends + Cali Friends + + letter. In chronological order. peggy. -. Im HERE!!!Patsy.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] Rise and fall: Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs
    Gary Vaynerchuk (the founder of Wine Library TV and the so-called " Social Media Sommelier ") made a similar point in a speech at the Web 2.0 Thanks to Walker Corporate Law Group , a boutique law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs, for supporting A Smart Bear this month. The essence of profound insight is simplicity.".
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] How Websites Are Changing And Why This Is Good News For Small Businesses
    Do you need to be involved in social media etc etc etc. The easiest way to get repeat visits, have people sharing your site on social media, engage with the people you want to reach, and use lots of keywords (all of which helps your Search Engine Ranking) it’s with…. by Jessica Shailes. Where do you start? How much should it cost?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] [Review] Harry Potter: The Story Of A Global Business Phenomenon
    According to the author, the advent of social media networks and online buzz triggered a huge Word-Of-Mouth (WOM) growth of the Harry Potter franchise beyond that of predecessors like C.S With its unprecedented wave of success, the world of Harry Potter has left many wondering if such a feat could be repeated ever again. Content is key. 
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why
    Social media will be pervasive in the enterprise and is primarily driving by customer interactions. Fred Wilson recently posted a great video on his blog  with the CEO of Forrester Research, George Colony. The money slide is the graphic below. The chart shows three scarce resources and their improvements over time. will cover this in my post.
  • 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. Editor''s Note: This article is part of Inc.''s According to the U.S.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
    [Media] If I Gave You a $100,000 Marketing Budget, What Would You Do With It?
    Social Media. 'Let’s face it: developing a marketing budget for a small business is usually not a very big priority. Typically, we just don’t have enough money to warrant having a formal marketing budget. Sometimes we just ignore doing one because it’s depressing. Why bother? The answer is quite simple. Marketing Strategy.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
    [Media] ThirdPresence Raises $800K For Whitelabel Mobile Video Platform
    The company has angled itself to enable mobile video content publishing for newspapers and media companies, as well as mobile marketers and agencies. ThirdPresence , a cloud-based mobile video platform, announced on Friday it has raised $800 000 (€614 000) in seed funding.
  • 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
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Media] Holy Schmoly! Finnish PM Gets Startups' Anxiety
    Helsingin Sanomat ran a story on Mari Kiviniemi, the Finnish Prime Minister, who has expressed her thoughts on European state of affairs regarding digital media. What she's saying here is that the European non-functioning markets should be better built for both consumers and online companies generating value. The reason is very simple.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] The Techcrunch Embargo
    There are numerous different ways media companies generate news. Breaking news type of stories are hard to catch and usually require the media organisation to be on alert at all times. Some focus to cover the bigger picture of events. good example of this is The Economist. Why am I writing about exclusive stories then? Simple.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Media] Does Your Startup Need A Technical Co-Founder?
    Nathalie Lussier , Nathalie Lussier Media. Understanding how to harness social media and being up to speed with the newest trending platforms allows us to be everywhere. In today’s startup landscape, practically everything can be outsourced. So how do you decide what’s right for your new company? How Innovative Is Your Technology?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] 3 Secrets of the Most Shareable Tweets
    From detailed scientific guides to personal experiments on double tweeting and a host of tech tools that claim they can help you fine tune your tweeting schedule, business owners looking for social media best practice could spend days trawling through all the expert advice that’s out already available. That’s elementary.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Your Team to Take More Risks
    'People generally hate failing but creativity requires it, so how can you persuade your team to tolerate risk? Try a ''failure metric.'' By now it’s a truism that if you want more creativity from your team you have to make sure they’re comfortable taking risks and failing. But, of course, most people naturally hate failing. Failure.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] Kony 2012: Making Video Go Viral
    Make the most of social media. Almost overnight, millions of people watched and shared this 30-minute video. Here are five things it got right. If you haven't already seen "Kony 2012," you should—not only because of its message but also because it's probably going to be one of the most successful viral videos of the year.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] The Last-Minute Black Friday Plan
    To be successful, a small business must provide what the big boxes can’t: * Personalized service * Specialized knowledge * Sense of exclusivity In the media world, this is called “counter-programming” – appealing to the people who aren’t following the crowd. Forget slashing prices and big ad campaigns.
  • SCOTT WEISS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Media] Looking Bigger
    To make matters worse, for our early adopter industries (ISPs, media, tech, and financial),  no email service meant no work. “We like what you guys are doing but there’s no way we’d replace the aorta of our communications infrastructure with a beta box from a 20-person startup.” We were so good, but yet so puny. We felt big.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Media] The Fantastic, Dystopian Future of Social Networking
    Your Facebook account--or whatever social media you use--will know. 'Think of it as Yelp meets Nike+ shoes meets Facebook meets Google meets Twitter. Start-ups: Start thinking now about where you''ll fit in. In the year 2020, social networking will look different. Well, I should say, it better look different. see this going much further.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] Doing Business Development Deals with Big Corporations
    The latter scenario is arguably the case with Twitter's recent acquisition of Blue Fin Labs - a social media analytics company that relies almost exclusively on the company's data. By Dileepan Siva CEO of Plastiq, Eliot Buchanan, touched upon a key issue for some startups - doing business development deals with big corporations.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
    [Media] If they come, I will be successful
    Moreover, as demonstrated in the Mochi Media case, the scale necessary to produce meaningful revenue (let alone profits) from advertising can be immense. by Felipe Arias In one of our first classes, the issue of when to test the profit formula of a startup’s business model was raised. As an example, Aardvark projected a $38.48
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Twenty Eight :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    GaggleAMP – tool that let’s you get your customers and partners involved in amplifying your social media campaigns. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. All rights reserved.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [Media] Why Are E-Book Subscription Start-Ups So Hot?
    For Adler, the real competition is other media sources like movies and music. 'New players are piling into the e-book subscription biz. But wait--don''t libraries already lend e-books for free? For $8.99 While many frontlist titles won''t be included in the subscription, they will be available for purchase through Scribd. And it''s free.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
    [Media] How Virgin Atlantic's Marketing Nails It
    • A Virgin crew took to social media and found a customer at work who was having a grey, rainy day. 'Virgin Atlantic is a small airline with a big personality. This is how it lures customers from the big guys. I''m on a new customer experience journey at my online marketing company VerticalResponse. Maybe they''re the No.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] How to Create a Positive Learning Culture
    This mindset of learning and critical inquiry allowed Ogilvy to build a global media empire. No one has all the answers--and that's actually a good thing. Here's how you should approach creating a better learning environment. Face it: You don’t know everything. Here are three suggestions for creating a genuine learning culture at work.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Media] Dot-Com Era Coupons.com Files for IPO. It's About Time
    The site, founded in 1998, delivers digital coupons from 2,000 brands and more than 700 package-goods companies to consumers on the Web and via mobile phones and social media. 'Even without profits, the digital coupon provider hopes to raise $100 million on the public markets. It''s also seen significant losses recently. billion currently.
  • MUCKER LAB  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] Software Eating Industries
    yes, outside of media, LA is really a blue collar town). 'A little more than one year ago, Marc Andreessen wrote a seminal piece which has defined venture investing and entrepreneurship since. Instead of funding or founding enterprise software companies – these new startups are increasingly hybrids.  Yes, the stakes are much higher this time.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012
    [Media] Design Museum Boston
    We have a small marketing budget ($0), so our best marketing is meeting as many people as possible, earning mentions online, on social media, and in traditional media. “How the hell do you start a design museum?” My reply to him: “I have no idea.” Design is a ubiquitous human activity. Remember 2008/2009?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] Midwest's Secretive & Scrappy Start-up Scene
    The conference attracts some 700 entrepreneurs, marketing executives, software engineers, social media people, and aspiring future founders. Whitten's current Omaha project is VoterTide , a social media intelligence company for political campaigns. We sent a lifelong New Yorker to investigate the seedlings of Silicon Prairie.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Media] PayPal puts a new spin on social commerce with Shoptimist
    I’ve been talking for a while about my assertion that the future of media is Us. Tags: Social Marketing/Media facebook paypal shoptimist social commerce PayPal has announced a new service they are calling Shoptimist. Looks like there are some bugs going on but its new so I’ll give them a pass. It’s just not.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] 10 (More) Things Successful People Believe
    Access is nearly unlimited; you can connect with almost anyone through social media. Successful people think about their work differently than most. Here are some of the beliefs they said we missed in a previous story. Remarkably successful people share a number of perspectives and beliefs. listed those beliefs recently in this article.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] With solid lineup of customers Wake changing how design teams work
    In private beta, Wake worked with around 70 companies including Yahoo, Twitter, Cisco, Artsy, Medium, and BuzzFeed, as well as a few startups and Scandinavian media houses. 'Designers are never happy, are they? Chris Kalani, product designer at Facebook for 2.5 We really didn''t have contacts [to some organizations] but we reached out.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Media] Make Your Customer Service Memorable
    These days, with social media making it insanely easy to spread good (and bad) reviews , asking for the referral is becoming a staple of a good customer service practice. 'If you want to differentiate your customer service, stop trying to be perfect and simply be memorable. Yeah, it was exactly as it sounds. Hotel reservations were the worse.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs April Twenty Three :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Media] Natural Way to Run a Business
    Related Posts: Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video The Power of Focus Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Riding With Niner Bikes How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience. The Natural Running Store’s approach is a perfect example of the way to merge high tech with high touch.
  • START UP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Media] Startup School Melbourne – 3 seats left.
    Social media tools. If you’re planning a Corporate Escape or are an early stage entrepreneur. Then 2 day event I’m running is an investment worth considering. For a very simple reason: It’ll save you many thousands in getting your idea to market and real revenue quicker. Here’s some feedback from attendees of last years event: When?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 17 Unspoken Rules Of LinkedIn Etiquette
    On most social media networks, it seems like anything goes. Things are a little more loose on Facebook and Twitter, but LinkedIn is strictly professional, giving it a different kind of status when it comes to etiquette. You have to be careful about what you put out there, how you make your requests, and remember to be polite. Be personal.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Media] RelationshipGames Help Revive Romance
    The game was translated into Finnish as part of the localization deal with Finnish Terve Media, which published the game on their online portals (helistin.?, Potential business partners include media companies and organizations that offer relationship-related content and information. RelationshipGames is built for couples. kimallus.?
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013
    [Media] How Many Friends Do Startup Founders Really Need?
    'The Internet and social media have totally destroyed the meaning of the word “friend” and even changed it from a noun to a verb. On Twitter and Facebook, many young people follow hundreds of friends before age twenty, all without ever having physically said or heard a word from most of them. Real friends help each other. Marty Zwilling.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] Start Me Up
    In a corner furnished with groovy neon-colored stuffed chairs sits Idealab’s biggest current success story, UberMedia, a 50-employee social media company that makes products includ- ing UberSocial, the world’s most popular Twitter app for your phone. Pasadena Magazine August 2012  (click here for the original article). Written by Maria Russo.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Walking through closed doors
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Walking through closed doors. Posted Monday, April 11, 2011. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Whimsy. comment: Imisms. Hahaha! like it! April 12, 2011 8:51 AM. Post a Comment. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: YouTube meme: S**t People Say
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. YouTube meme: S**t People Say. Satire isn’t always cruel, and mostly these videos are not. Satire does throw life into sharp relief, and these videos, a cross-section for my VC:VC theme certainly do. Yes, we do!
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Media] Cracking The Code: In search of Europe's next tech stars.
    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, August 03, 2011. In search of Europes next tech stars. short interview on Bloomberg about where I see venture opportunities in Europe. at 11:03 AM. 11:39 PM.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
    [Media] Visionaries, Fighters and Pretenders
    It is more than simply the TechCrunch cycle of hype; it is the mainstream media mentions, the sky high valuations, and even a Hollywood movie or two to boot.  In any hot sector or economic cycle, there are three communities.  The first are the people toiling in obscurity before any trend appears.  They were in the game to change it.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Media] We Do Not Have a Job Shortage, We Have a Skills Shortage
    Despite the carping of politicians or media, our biggest problems are not taxes, energy security, size of government, entitlements, health care, etc.  Most people are focused on the number of unemployed in the US currently.  With our current unemployment rate of 9.1% (13.9 million jobs available.  million jobs will most likely go unfilled. 
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Media] Austin Tech Happy Hour This Thursday
    Perhaps you recently read about the happy hour when Mashable posted their national list of 24 professional organizations and events for social media strategists ? Our first Austin Tech Happy Hour of the year is coming up this Thursday, February 3rd at Molotov. Event management for Austin Tech Happy Hour, Feb 2011 powered by Eventbrite.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
    [Media] RenewData Unveils eDiscovery Acceleration Platform
    With the release of the first platform module, RenewData has already established extraordinary efficiencies in its extraction and processing of backup media. The Company has seen significant reduction in time during the extraction and processing efforts for backup media. Banc of America Securities, et al.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Media] 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Online Advertising Trends For The Decade
    While on this topic, I want to particularly emphasize the social media advertising trend, and my observation that the infrastructure to measure, analyze, optimize, and target is really wide open, and I’d like to hear from entrepreneurs working on the various nuances of that particular problem. Next, we had two very interesting entrepreneurs.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] The Decline and Rebirth of Retail
    In fact, I would argue that if any segment is insulated from being overtaken by online, it is apparel but the problem is that many physical apparel retailers still think of themselves as a retailer instead of a combined media and retail business. To look at physical retail and suggest that online will overtake it is not where the story ends.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] Bottoms Up Everyone: A New Economic Revolution Is Upon Us
    Before founding WePay, Clerico worked in technology investment banking at Jefferies & Company, where he advised enterprise software, digital media and financial technology companies on M&A and capital market transactions. 'by Bill Clerico, CEO of WePay. Got a cool product idea? Enter the Bottom-Up Economic Revolution.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How To Properly Plan For Technology Projects
    Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. 'by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok). Too often, IT firms focus on creating a solution before understanding the problem. Also ask how well they managed meeting deadlines and budgets.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [Media] Five Ways Retailers Can Get Noticed In Crowded Online Marketplaces
    In this era of social media, word of mouth means more than ever. 'By Mike Effle, CEO of  Vendio. More and more retailers are discovering that online marketplaces like Etsy, eBay, and Amazon Marketplace can be cost-effective, high-volume sales channels offering exposure to millions of potential customers. Sell products that stand out.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Teen A Master Of Their Money? Or Slave To It?
    From lemonade stands to mowing lawns of the past to internet marketing and social media services of today, encourage the young people in your life to find creative ways to start their own businesses. by Sharon Lechter, founder of Pay Your Family First. The teen jobless rate is two to three times worse than the national average. Nothing good!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] [Review] Knock ‘Em Dead: Secrets & Strategies For Success In An Uncertain World
    There’s also great advice on how you can leverage online and offline community and professional networks – such as LinkedIn – as well as social media tools, as well as quickly get into conversations with the people that do matter in the hiring process. You are MeInc, a brand new start-up with a successful future to be won.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Do Agencies Need A Moral Compass?
    They don’t care that your media team has the flu. by Uwe Hook, BatesHook. Many people in our industry are thinking about the future of agencies. Mitch Joel wrote a nice piece. spoke about it before. The majority of pundits agree that any successful agency has to be agile. That’s where the moral compass comes in. Period. I know, gasp!)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] The Smartest Dumb Thing I Ever Did
    Because my band was called Hit Me, I called the company Hit Media Inc. You can just make it a Doing Business As on your Hit Media account.” ” (At that time, Hit Media was a recording studio and booking agency.) Why get input from such a wide range of individuals? was 25 years old and facing a mid-life crisis.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] Contently's Funding Signals It's Time to Embrace Native Ads
    If your business has been advertising solely through traditional media, now may be time to try sponsored content. 'The startup raised $9 million, another sign of businesses'' desire to cash in on sponsored content. Contently , a native advertising startup, announced it has raised $9 million in a Series B funding round.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] The Best of Augmented Reality
    Result: Some 56,000 people used the app to view the murals, and another 900,000 mentioned the campaign on social media. 'Four smart augmented reality campaigns that made a splash. Want to use augmented reality to boost sales? Take a page from these smart augmented reality projects that made a big splash--and a big return on investment.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Turning Screens Into a Television
    It's called free-to-air for a reason," says Mike McGuire, a media analyst at the technology research firm Gartner. Aereo, a New York City start-up, can broadcast live television to your iPad or a laptop. That is, unless a big lawsuit shuts the company down. More Americans are watching TV shows minus the television set. says McGuire.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] Are There Any Innovations Left in Golf? Maybe This One.
    Lacking the means to get their message out through traditional channels, OnCore needs to adopt an unconventional marketing approach with a focus on social media, says Steve Cody, an Inc. They also have been making an effort to engage customers through social media, running contests and offering golf tips and product information.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Rovio laying off 16% of workforce
    With the news, Rovio says they will be focusing on their three key businesses with the highest potential: games, media, and consumer products. 'Rovio , once the metaphor for the new Finnish jobs sector, isn''t itself immune to layoffs. Focusing on strengths. I''m interested in your thoughts.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Media] Shifting to the Third Screen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast is Chuck Martin, CEO of The Mobile Future Institute and Director of the Center of Media Research at MediaPost Communications Inc and author of The Third Screen: Marketing to Your Customers in a World Gone Mobile. Figure that out and you’ll never be led astray.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012
    [Media] Inspire Olympic-Size Team Spirit in Your Employees
    The marketing team corresponds with our users on social media networks about what's going on, and the engineering team adds messaging in the application (which is the dashboard that pops up after a user logs into our platform) with the latest updates. have a ton of respect for Olympians, no matter what their sport of choice.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Media] How We Launched a Major Music Festival
    We also had press coverage in the New York Times and more than 100 other media outlets worldwide. Within 24 hours of Fireflyfestival.com launching, we had well over $1 million in ticket sales. Here's exactly how we broke into the music festival business. We knew it was the start of our next chapter, of something special. dream big.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Media] Marketing To Retailers
    few trade media outlets you might consider, especially if you’re attending an upcoming trade show : Baby & Children’s Product News. I saw this ad in Baby & Children’s Product News and immediately tore it out and scanned it into my computer. Cleverly and concisely, I might add. Any questions? Didn’t think so.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] 500 Startups Hits the Accelerator Pedal (and Program) Again
    Thats the image that you should take away from the funds press release today with a headline that invokes The Fast and the Furious at least. Speed, risk, victory - you get the picture. Those winners are StoryTree , Culture Kitchen , and Volta. The full list is below). Launch early and often," quipped McClure, "and promote early and often."
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
    [Media] Ways to Distinguish Yourself #218 – Look for Lesson #2
    One day, Patricia Lambert from the media giant IPC reached out and made an offer to buy the “Student” magazine for 80,000 Pounds PLUS Richard will get a job to continue as editor of the magazine. Richard Branson (no introduction needed) shares a story from his early entrepreneur days in his book “ Business Stripped Bare.”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
    [Media] You Can't Own Your Customers' Decision Journey, but You Can Try
    Real-time technology and soapbox social media have flipped the marketing model upside-down. 'The job of marketing is not to sell more stuff. It is to solve consumers'' biggest problems during critical points in the path toward resolution. That’s a (nearly) undisputed fact, yet what remains the most used marketing strategy in 2013?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Most Common Brand Blunders
    Great brands consistently execute across every point of contact--from advertising and social media to sales and customer service. 'Is your brand failing to live up to your expectations? An advertising expert shares some of the most common brand blunders and how to avoid them. Why does your brand exist? Who is its primary target audience?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] No Succession Plan & an Uncertain Legacy
    Taylor says she is prospecting at different agencies and cultivating video-production and digital-media capabilities. Life After the Inc. 500: An untimely death and no succession plan left Michelle Taylor at the helm of her mother's company, Betah Associates, with no oars. Then, in 2004, Bell-Taylor was found to have lung cancer.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] Questions to Ask Yourself Before Defining Your Marketing Strategy
    Do you participate in social media? 'Questions to Ask Yourself Before Defining Your Marketing Strategy written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s guest post comes from the newest member of the Duct Tape Marketing team Kala Linck – Enjoy! It’s February already!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] Use the Power of Positivity to Gain the Competitive Advantage
    Get on social media. 'Happiness can have a huge impact on your business, from the employees to the customers. The founding fathers were onto something. The pursuit of happiness matters more than ever, especially in business. Your intelligence rises. Your creativity rises. Your energy levels rise. Employee Happiness. No sweat, right?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] 8 Simple Steps to Extreme Personal Productivity
    When you take a break don't watch a little TV or check your social media feeds. How to turn an ordinary workday into an incredibly productive day - no programs, expensive tools, or fancy apps required. Teaching others to improve their personal productivity is big business: Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, David Allen. And it's free. Use it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Pebble Already Made History. What's Next?
    Okay, maybe it’s a first world problem, but Eric Migicovsky was tired of taking his phone out of his pocket every time he wanted to check social media or know what was going on in the world. 'Scrappy wearable computing upstart Pebble is best known for its record-setting fundraising campaign. But can it survive as the big boys move in?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
    [Media] What Should We Make of Peter Thiel’s “20 Under 20? Education Program?
    He’s already built several tech/media businesses and I know he is talented enough to do something significant in life – whatever he chooses. Thiel and friends will also agree to mentor these young entrepreneurs. Here is their inaugural class. So is this a good idea? My 2 cents: 1. This is a worthy goal and I applaud Peter Thiel.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Media] The Case for Ending Sales Commissions
    related change in sales is the impact of social media on your company’s reputation. 'Changes in the way salespeople work and the way their performance is managed could render traditional commission plans obsolete. As the article noted, “To many in the highly competitive world of sales, such a move is tantamount to blasphemy.”
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] Begin With a Referral In Mind
    Would it change how you more fully integrated social media, content and SEO? A referral is the result a job well done, exceeded expectations and delivering an experience worth talking about. Sarah Korf via Flickr. My Grandmother was an old school, every stitch by hand, quilter. Would it make you reassess ways you build trust?
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 4 Creative Ways to Grow Your Business Using the Web
    Social media is time consuming, and--in my experience--rarely correlates directly to increased sales. Take your business further than your budget. Think imaginatively to market your business online. AdWords and paid listings can be costly, and take time to get right. Here are a few to get started: Sign up to be a pick-up zone for Amazon.
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