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  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Media] Marketing, Metrics, & Meaning (4 Pirates, in LA @ BlueGlass.
    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 « Youve Seen This Shit B4. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II!
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Media] How Responsive Design Boosts Mobile Conversions
    Social Media: with responsive design, the URLs visitors encounter are the same regardless whether they´re browsing with a laptop, tablet or smartphone. That makes sharing content through social media foolproof, as it´s guaranteed that the recipients will be able to browse the content in the most optimal view. Build an mobile app.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] A Whole New Way to Measure Social Engagement
    When Facebook unveiled a new suite of analytics tools last October, one of the biggest pieces of news was a number labeled Talking About This, which showed up on brands' pages right under the number of total Likes, where anybody could see it. A lot of social-media-expert head scratching ensued. There are Friends, and there are Friends. link].
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
    [Media] 2 Tools to Turn Customers Into Cheerleaders
    You can also integrate game campaigns across multiple channels, such as social media, email campaigns, website, your online store and more. Incentivizing current customers to buy more and bring in new business is a huge opportunity you can't miss. As a business, you're always trying to acquire new customers, which is essential. Pretty cool!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [Media] Five Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make With Your Nonprofit
    You need to market it. I’m talking about maintaining a well-designed website, making effective use of social media, and establishing a brand identity over the course of your operations. I’m talking about treating nonprofit marketing just like you’d treat for-profit marketing. Unfortunately, good intentions do not a stable organization make.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
    [Media] 15 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why They Love Their Business
    The one thing that I absolutely love about my business is the constant exposure it gives me to a wide variety of perspectives. I am the CEO & Content Lead of a media company that aims to aggregate content on culture and history. Share Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Effective Website Design Strategies That Directly Impacts Your Business
    The website contents much be engaging and factual for many people to read through it, most clients will even share with their friends online in social medias about a site with informative contents. by Deepak Chauhan, CEO and founder of  VOCSO Web Studio. Here are just some few factors to make a website be fully user friendly and optimized: 1.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Media] 4 Super-Hot Fin Tech Trends To Watch Out For In 2016
    Spending patterns, social media activity, credit card use, personal interests and transaction history are all valuable information that can be tailored to create highly customized marketing experience for customers. by Kiara Medhurst, content strategist at My Gold Limited. What are the areas that fin tech startups are focusing on? Conclusion.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Media] 9 Steps to Joyful Living
    The problem stems from the media. Disclaimer: I am no expert on happiness or joyfulness. While I have read numerous books on this topic, I have not done a research project of my own to reach the conclusions presented here. Let’s start right away. Step Zero: Being Open. That shows that you are open without a lot of reservations.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
    [Media] 8 Startup Lessons You Could Learn from Gotham Gal
    Certainly if you look at eCommerce & social media – women are the ones using these products. That’s why I was so interested in having “ The Gotham Gal &# come on This Week in VC ( video link on YouTube , download iTunes, episode 15) ) and dispel those myths. This is where she first developed sales skills. Be a mensch.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] Top 5 CEOs to Watch in 2013
    He co-founded a social media platform that has been used to literally change the world, overthrow governments, and transform how people communicate. Yes, it's about Zuckerberg. Add a sagging Internet behemoth and a chance to change the way we pay for things, and you've got a big year ahead. Some of them are already pretty famous. In her 30s.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Media] How To Break The Generic Label Trap
    So is accountant , and social media specialist , and computer guy. Integrated Counsel Trumps Lawyer. When you hear the word lawyer , what do you think? Costly. Paperwork. Stressful. Reserved. Antagonistic. When you hear integrated counsel , what do you think? Probably nothing comes to mind, since you never heard it before. Shut Up!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] [Event] Over 540 Young Entrepreneurs To Converge On Global Startup Youth
    Adrian Carabias Barroso (AGE), Mexico: an entrepreneur whose goal is to solve the world’s huge problem of the supply and demand for blood using social media. UPGlobal, Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, Global Entrepreneurship Week, and Startup Nations.” This is an amazing opportunity for all of the chosen participants,” Dhakshinamoorthy adds.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
    [Media] Managing Success
    When I launched my first business, it wasn’t long before the media started to take notice of what we were doing. by Thom Holland , CEO of Beckon. Often times, as entrepreneurs, we continually think of ways to make our businesses work better. Leverage Your Success. The trick, however, is to not get wrapped up in your own ego.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] Telling Your Company's Story in Video
    We wound up hiring Shaun Hildner, a Chicago-based filmmaker who worked at a digital media school. We just hired a full-time filmmaker to document our every move. Perhaps you should too. There's a new story at your business every day. Maybe you dreamed up a great idea or shot down a bad one. And that began to seem a bit off.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Media] Twitter's 2013 Changes Recapped: Are You Up to Date?
    Video content is now also included in a user''s media gallery and expanded tweets. Since the beginning of the year, Twitter has rolled out at least 16 significant changes businesses should know about. Do you? In the race for users and revenue, Twitter has unleashed a collection of changes--many designed to attract marketers. Vine launched.
  • 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.” It turned out one of those pieces of paper I signed without question had sold 90 percent of the shares of Hit Media Inc. Why get input from such a wide range of individuals? That hurt.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Media] Rebecca Minkoff: Inspiration Is Closer Than You Think
    Here''s how the fashion designer uses social media to stay close to customers. Much of our success is also based on the relationships we''ve established with customers on social media. With $35.7 million in revenue in 2011 and a three-year growth rate of 498 percent, Rebecca Minkoff earned the No. 706 spot on the 2012 Inc.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Media] Vividworks grabs €1.3 Million with virtual furniture sales tool
    This is all, naturally, sharable on social media. “.We Helsinki is known for technology and design furniture, so it''s natural that we''d see some companies coming out of that mix. With now some cash to make some noise, today Vividworks announces it has raised €1.3 have already managed to secure a firm foothold for example in the US market.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Media] Randi Zuckerberg on Her Next Act
    When asked what compelled her to launch Zuckerberg Media , her latest foray into the online video space, Zuckerberg replied, "When I looked around at the landscape, I saw you have all these companies investing more in original content, but there were very few places for makers, for content creators." Hollywood wants to see credibility
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] If you don’t “get” why Snapchat is growing so fast, read this
    Evan and Bobby painted a compelling story of how ephemeral messaging created a more real and authentic mode of communication, one where you weren’t “performing” for the every present audience in most social media, from Facebook to Instagram to Twitter. Mostly people who don’t use the product much I suspect. Crazy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] Use Pinterest for Team Collaboration
    The board was an experiment outside of their "day jobs" working in social media and editoral, respectively. Sure, Pinterest is great for sharing your photos, hobbies, and work. But some creatives are rethinking its abilities, and created a social calendar, by working together. How long have you been using Pinterest? enjoy creating lists.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Duct Tape Marketing Updated, Revised and Alive
    practical ways to get more from social media. Mike Stelzer, founder of Social Media Examiner. Duct Tape Marketing Updated, Revised and Alive This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. This week my publisher is releasing a totally revised and updated version of my first book Duct Tape Marketing. fusing online and offline tactics.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
    [Media] 3 Laws Every Internet Investor Should Know
    Without the copyright holder’s express written consent you cannot make a “copy” of the image by placing it on your blog or social media. The internet is no longer the wild wild west. It’s been around for over 25 years, and during that time the government has stepped up regulations. person to person loan is considered a type of security.
  • BRANDANEW  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
    [Media] How To Build Customer Trust For Your Startup Brand
    Social media makes it so easy to point out issues which may have gone unnoticed internally and these can be sorted out for future customers!  Needless to say, it takes a lot of effort to build a brand that people trust. The degree to which you need consumers to trust you, may also depend on the purchase involvement and the kind of products.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Video Start-up's Fast Track to Growth
    With more than 200 employees, Kaltura has carved a niche for itself in three major verticals--enterprise, education, and media--as the premier platform for video integration. Kaltura, a New York-based video software platform, just raised $25 million in Series D funding. It's on target to become the next billion-dollar video company.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Small Business Saturday By the Numbers
    But, according to retailers--and social media--Small Business Saturday is actually gaining traction. Consumers preferred big-box stores on Black Friday. American Express created Small Business Saturday in 2010 with a basic concept: If you build it, they will come. That's a possible $2,500,000 in free money.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Six Ways Gen-Y Can Ignite Their Creative Entrepreneurial Mojo
    Nikos Acuña is a creativity and innovation specialist, operations and marketing executive, media strategist, and entrepreneur. He is currently the SVP of operations and marketing at digitaladtech , a digital platform innovation company that connects brands and media companies with audiences in meaningful ways. Write up a brand vision.
  • 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?
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Media] Crowdsourced ideas for using Social Data Mining & Analytics
    But now, people are telling us their preferences in social media updates. mention these really to exercise your creativity.  If you could analyze mountains of social media data, what would you do? Happy Friday, everyone.  We launched Polygraph 2 1/2 weeks ago, and have been floored by the response. Agencies Data Mining
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Buyer’s guide: Top six tips to improve your organisation’s social media CRM strategy – 10/24/2011 – Computer Weekly. tags: blog. Presentation Zen: Steve Jobs on marketing & identifying your core values. tags: blog presentation marketing. Workday raises $85 million, fleshes out finance cloud | ZDNet. tags: blog.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Media] The Perks of Being an Intern in Tech
    Palantir Technologies These interns feast on chef-crafted meals, play in media rooms, and go outside for a pickup game of Frisbee. Interns at Google receive eye-popping salaries, but some tech start-ups offer much more. Check out some of their awesome perks. glittering resume no longer cuts it. Others offer little beyond busywork. massages.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] When do VCs make mistakes?
    Smaller funds co-invest with famous ones on the premise that the big guys know what they are doing looking at the “earned media” instead of the financial return. Tweet Lately, entrepreneurs reading the VC press  have been seeing investment announcements that leave their mouths agape. Social is important. Sometimes it does.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Media] Think Twice Before Starting a Company
    Getting media and PR attention is tough, because there are hundreds of companies pitching the same people and trying to get them to tell their story. I sent a tweet out last week that resulted in some healthy debate: “three years ago, I was telling everyone I met to start companies. Today, my bias is one of caution. Couple thoughts: 1.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Why Transparency Matters
    The last couple of weeks, with the brouhaha over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account while she was Secretary of State, the media has been focused on this very issue. What we got here, is a failure. To communicate. Profound words from a film, that in retrospect, feels a bit dated and quaint. Transparent.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Improve Sales Without Selling
    Direct Mail Email and Print Newsletter Marketing Event Marketing Networking Partnerships Press Releases/PR Print Ads Radio Ads Search Engine Optimization and Marketing Social Media Marketing Telemarketing TV Ads 3. There is a big difference between marketing and sales. The act of selling generates revenue when a product is sold. radio ads).
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Media] Startup Blog: Don't Skimp on PR (by Liz Roop)
    If it is important for your start-up to gain exposure through substantive media coverage, presentations, social media or any number of other non-paid communication channels, it is worth investing in a public relations agency with specific expertise in your industry. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Now what?
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
    [Media] The physical dollars that turned to digital pennies are now becoming mobile pennies10^(-1)
    era was that whilst success pays out big really huge scale is required to make social media pay and the odds of any given startup getting there are slim. Mobile adtech businesses like our portfolio StrikeAd are still in good shape though – largely because mobile media consumption and mobile ad spend continue to grow quickly.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Personal Brand is Company Brand
    It''s hard to build a relationship from scratch with no prior knowledge of someone--whereas a strong social media and personal brand presence makes an investor feel like they know you already. It was never something she made a priority until she realized that building up her own brand was part of the company''s marketing. Period.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] Send Share or Like Facebook Is Getting It Right
    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  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Antonio Neves
    After some research and adding an application process, I shifted my target audience to high-potential young professionals and entrepreneurs, many in the media industry. The founder and CEO of Thinqaction takes his start-up cues from a decade-long television career. News and covered commercial space exploration for PBS. TheAntonioNeves
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Media] Google's 10 Best Mobile Apps
    This would be more exciting if more people were using Google+; at the moment you may be hard pressed to find any pals reviewing restaurants on Google's social media platform.) 4. Ten apps you should be using--or, at the very least, learning from. Does that spell trouble for Google revenues? Probably not. Take your pick.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
    [Media] 6 Reasons Your Small Business Will Fail (And How to Avoid Them)
    Use social media, word of mouth, cold calling, direct mail, and other tried-and-true marketing techniques. According to Small Business Administration research , only half of new businesses survive for the first five years and only one-third of new businesses are able to survive for 10 years. Six Reasons Businesses Fail: . 1.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Why Elisa's Blockade Is Such A Big Thing
    The more significant result to this is perhaps that Finland received a lot of negative publicity in the digital media space for its court's decision. In a time when countries are competing for appeal in the eye of digital media entrepreneurs, a lot of potential candidates saw Finland's position diminish. Let me explain why.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
    [Media] A Little Product Management Advice
    Paul Gray has spent ten years working in the entertainment, media and communications industries within Australia and Europe. Very close runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2010 was Paul Gray. Paul worked in both B2B and B2C roles for organizations including Disney, Foxtel, and British Telecom. Challenge yourself. Ask why? Ask why not?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
    [Media] Four Steps to Launching an Email Marketing Campaign
    To some, the idea is outdated and social media is considered king for appealing to customers and clients. Unlike social media and blogs, emails allow you to speak directly to a person. Four Steps to Launching an Email Marketing Campaign written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Jack Moreh. Conclusion.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Media] The Key Elements Of Marketing Your Business Online And Offline
    Social media. We’re talking about establishing a community in social media. Perhaps the most effective way of using social media, however, is to harness word of mouth. By writing good content on that (and disseminating through your site and social media) you can build your brand as an authority in the industry. The site.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011
    [Media] G+, Twitter and Tumblr are Biggest Losers
    Like a lot of people I started to use my Tumblr blog to share links with short text snippets that provided context, and I enjoyed the photo and video sharing which embeds the media blob rather than link to it. What it does harken is a form of arms race between the two companies that is ultimately good for users. Lastly a word about Circles.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] Security And Privacy Are Entrepreneur Opportunities
    Young people naively enter their pictures and personal data for fun on social networking sites, ignoring constant feedback from the media that these are bad practices. Why is everyone so paranoid these days? My plea to entrepreneurs is to recognize these concerns as an opportunity, to make people’s life better, rather than stoke the fires.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Brands are Lies
    have been thinking a lot about the notion of brands lately, but what I have been focusing on is how the communications revolution we have been participating in, also known as social media technology, is thrusting forward a notion that companies and customers need a better way of talking to each other.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] Take a Tip From Singapore
    Food courts in America are bad things—owned by no one, with food that comes from nowhere," Bourdain said at a recent media lunch in New York City, sponsored by the Singapore Tourism Board. What can American businesses learn from Singapore's open-air markets? Anthony Bourdain explains. He contrasted chain-heavy U.S.
  • 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
  • FRED DESTIN  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] Zoopla at seven – how focus and speed drive exceptional outcomes
    always get concerned when I see a large commerce or digital media player without a strong tech component. I first invested in Zoopla in July 2007. At the time, a mere £500,000 to get the company going and back Simon Kain and Alex Chesterman in improving the real estate experience. million and a profit margin that is flirting with 50%.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
    [Media] End of the Android Road: Why I got an iPhone
    As a VC, I could never advise that a startup launches on Android first--the VCs, media, and key influencers are all on iPhone--which left me at a disadvantage as an early adopter. I've always been one to veer away from what the masses are doing. never saw Titanic, didn't watch Lost and I'm not into American Idol. downright maddening. Power.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time
    Related posts: Podcasting Makes You a Member of the Media Lots has been published about the value or hype of. Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing podcast with John Lee Dumas. Editorial. Program. Format – How long?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Weekend Favs September Fourteen
    GetSignals – New social media monitoring tool from Hubspot – Chrome browser only. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. photo credit: Al_HikesAZ via photopin cc. Good stuff I found this week: Moasis – Location based flyer technology.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Success: If You Define It, You Can Accomplish It
    With our media and celebrity-heavy culture, it’s very, very common to see people unconsciously adopt a frame of reference that if they’re not famous, they’re not successful. Successful is not a word with a simple or self evident definition. Nothing, as long as first you define what it means to be successful. Intrigued?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013
    [Media] Unleashing the YouTube Inside of You
    Another technique is using social media to share a short, attention-grabbing invitation to view your video link. You can leverage these techniques by inviting partners to share your videos with their mailing lists and social media networks. More viewers watched online video than TV in 2012, according to SundaySky. billion ads.
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] Working with Friends
    couple of years ago, Intel joined our syndicate at Crisp Media. Last week I wrote about the value of repeat relationships in the venture capital and private equity business. used the example of a portfolio company that recently raised capital from a firm we have worked with on a repeat-basis. On and up! Filed under: Payments , Portfolio.
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] When Lightening Strikes
    For others it may be betting that magical "shout out" from a national thought leader or big time media outlet. Most entrepreneurs dream of that one big break. For some businesses it is getting the one big customer. Should you always walk through the door of opportunity that. the big break opens for you? Sometimes yes, but sometimes no.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Governments or Social Networks?
    The cynic in me believes that governments of all stripes desire to restrict and regulate the Internet precisely because they see the implications of an Internet that is socially empowering combined with a media landscape that is greatly emasculated and they feel threatened.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] Google+ a Ghost Town? Hardly
    Every social media-savvy tech entrepreneur with any digital credibility is on Twitter. Not only is Google+ not deserted, it might be a better platform for business than Facebook and Twitter. Here's why. But according to tech pundit Robert Scoble, maybe you need not be: Twitter is fast approaching the status of ghost town. Why is that?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
    [Media] [Review] Onward: How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing Its Soul
    For those of us who are more social media inclined, Schultz reveals in the book how MyStarbucksIdeas.com came about from a discussion with Michael Dell – inspired by Dell’s own IdeaStorm.com – and shaped along by folks from Salesforce.com. The reason? Starbucks is not a coffee company that serves people. Highly recommended.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Media] Deals Gone WIld (aka "What Drives Massive Startup Valuations?")
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 11 January 2011 Deals Gone WIld (aka "What Drives Massive Startup Valuations?") A few months ago, I wrote a blog post on startup valuation that presented a table of normal or “typical&# price ranges for startups depending on the sector and stage of development, among other things. But what about the outliers?
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Media] Smart Startups Think Global But Act Hyperlocal
    When you extend this to include social media marketing, you can imagine that startups and small businesses are in fact at an advantage over their less flexible big brothers. Even though the world is getting smaller, due to easy global connectivity, people still feel alone if not well-connected locally. Geographic customization.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways Startups Make Bad Predictions About Competitors
    Instead, he advises focusing on market solutions. "An exciting new product can get a lot of media attention, but services are often what really sell customers on a product--more than the product itself," he writes. Forecasting other company''s moves is necessary for every business, but don''t fall victim to these common errors.
  • BRANDANEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Media] How Much Content Marketing Does Your Brand Need?
    Buffer’s research shows results for social media content and here’s what the numbers are: 5 posts per day on Pinterest. Unless you’ve discovered a gem with little or no competition, Content Marketing for your brands can be hard, purely because you’re competing with everyone. How do you scale up quickly?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015
    [Media] The Future of Leadership in 2016
    Externally this may include a weekly newsletter to customers and subscribers, interim and annual reports detailing financial summaries, or a more personal touch – blog posts from senior leaders or social media updates which allow communication to be real-time and constant. 01 – Creative. Encouraging creative brainstorming in their teams.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Better Believe It: There Is a Dark Side to Success
    Media outlets take notice-- first local, then regional and eventually, national. Sure, you''re successful now, but how do you create long-term success for your company? Avoid these red flags like the plague. Achieving and celebrating success is an important--and hugely enjoyable--part of business. Success also has its dark side. Focus.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Out of Sight, Top of Mind
    Unemployment may be stubbornly high, but talk to anyone in the media and technology industries, and there's a good chance she will complain about how hard it is to find talented people. How to keep a business on track when its top performers are scattered across the map. Caldwell, Idaho. Edmond, Oklahoma. Phoenix. Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • BRANDANEW  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Media] 3 Brands Using Inspiring Mobile Storytelling Techniques
    The tenets of storytelling remain the same, and yet it feels different with the media today. Digital convergence across media types and devices is necessary for a cohesive brand view. Brands are available not just on one, but multiple screens- from a large 60 inch TV set to a small mobile phone. What will you try next? million times.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Founders: Learning should be your top 2013 New Year’s resolution
    Social media marketing for startups : How to use social to launch, position your messaging and get distribution. As we get closer to the New Year, the ritual of making resolutions begins and we all flock to the usual patterns: we want to to eat healthier, work out more, get promoted, or spend more time with our kids and family. Udacity.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] RWW Recommends: The Startup Toolkit
    social media. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteStart. All Posts. Archives. Featured. White Papers. Case Studies. Twitter. Facebook. The channel is sponsored by TriNet. RWW Recommends: The Startup Toolkit. Tweet. Winner: BaseCamp.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] Why Cities Should Help Artistic Entrepreneurs
    Creative entrepreneurs also fuel industries such as architecture and media, argues Kauffman. A new report urges cities get more proactive when it comes to entrepreneurs in the arts. Cities must rethink how they treat artistic entrepreneurs, according to a new paper from the Kauffman Foundation. Nationally, the arts generated $135.2
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] Facebook Has Become the New Yahoo, And It's Obvious Mark Zuckerberg Knows It
    The social media giant''s mainstream user base limits innovation and makes the company vulnerable to nimble startups. One thing Silicon Valley industry insiders like to knowingly whisper to each other is that Facebook is the new Yahoo. Sunday, we reported a piece of news that indicates this may be true. The truth is, they tried to. Facebook.
  • BRANDANEW  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
    [Media] How To Sell Art And Build A Remarkable Brand
    Invest in creating your brand presence online via your website and social media. This week, I attended an AADL (Ann Arbor District Library) event hosted by Steve Feinman, the Director of SCORE – a mentoring leader for small businesses. In particular, we had a crowd of artists from the region. dead shark in a pool. You : Who are you?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Media] 4 Easy Ways to Lower Your Monthly Expenses
    Social media marketing is a pivotal area you can’t afford to ignore. After all, every man and his dog has a Facebook or Twitter account in this day and age, and it doesn’t cost the earth to create your own social media accounts and start using these to connect with your audience. Fortunately, though, you don’t have to.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] How Oulu became a thriving startup ecosystem in 3 years
    Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and a dozen other International media hang out in Oulu to find out even more peculiar little startups that all have something new and interesting to show. Polar Bear Pitching was arranged last month for the first time, and it immediately gained major media coverage both in Finland as well as across the globe.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
    [Media] How to Develop Your Business Strategy
    potential client decides to take on your management consulting or social media marketing. The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do – Michael Porter. love the Michael Porter here because it’s so true, and more so the more you dig down into the front lines of real business, such as small business and startups. Strategy is focus.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Pages: Big Changes Coming Soon
    Your company's Facebook pages are about to get a big makeover. Here's how to make sure you're ready for them. Spent a lot of time learning about and building out your company's existing Facebook page? Oh well: It's pretty much being upended by March 30, whether you like it or not. And for brand marketers, Facebook is the black hole of marketing.”
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] A Life Lived Before Internet Time
    I saw this week that longtime 60 Minutes essayist Andy Rooney is retiring, and predictably the comments that appeared on media sites ran the full spectrum of snark to insult. It is as if everyone born in the last 40 years forgets that a long life lived contains more than just what we know as most current about any person.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
    [Media] 5 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Growing
    There is great probability your competition has put up its own social media pages. Running a small business is a daunting challenge. Statistically, less than 50 percent of small businesses are still operational after five years. Globalization has increased the level of competition and introduced more turmoil to the business environment.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] The GoPro Army
    Every two or three minutes, a new piece of GoPro–created content is uploaded to YouTube, and Woodman credits those videos—whether produced by its army of customers or by the company's 20-person in-house media team—with much of the company's runaway success. Then he hammers the gas again. The point comes back to storytelling.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016
    [Media] The Top 3 Tools to Create Your Marketing Presentation
    Once you create any of those or both of them, you can either save both the photos and the video locally and then redistribute them on other social media platforms thus achieving a completely free social media campaign for your business with almost zero effort. photo credit: Pexels. You are a small business owner. Simple! Good luck!
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How To Delegate More Effectively In Your Business
    For example, non-computer types should consider delegating their social media, website, and SEO activities. For a few, delegating comes easily, maybe too easy. For others who are perfectionists, letting go of even the most trivial task is almost impossible. This means only about one manager in ten really knows how to empower others.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Media] Conversocial on CNBC talking social customer service
    Conversocial has a SaaS product which enables companies (primarily retailers at this point) to service their customers over social media and their market is really starting to open up. Josh March, CEO of our company Conversocial was interviewed on CNBC yesterday, 4m video embedded below. Conversocial
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] Excellent Analytics Tip #22: Calculate Return On Analytics Investment!
    Media Optimizations 2. Identifying which model to use to attribute credit for a single conversion across multiple media channels is immensely difficult. Analysts: Put up or shut up time! This blog is centered around creating incredible digital experiences powered by qualitative and quantitative data insights. Isn't it amazing?
  • BRANDANEW  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
    [Media] Chaos Alert: A day in the Life of a Content Marketer
    You’re officially a part of the content marketing world – the one that will nudge (sometimes, push) you to write creative copies every day, create editorial calendars, manage social media platforms, look into the inbound/ outbound marketing campaigns, make sure everything is set for SEO.and well, you get the drift. . The writer mode.
  • BRANDANEW  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
    [Media] 5 Hacks To Pitching A PR Story That Actually Works!
    Press releases historically were just short descriptions of the products, features and company developments over traditional media. Highlighting your USPs , the latest achievements and jotting down the points of future growth – the conventional approach to giving your PR story a structure. Sadly, the entire thought process.
  • BRANDANEW  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
    [Media] Building Your Brand Story: The Power of Asking The Right Questions
    It’s not just for the consumers, or your social media fans, building a story starts from the point you decide that you will create a new Startup/ firm or launch a new product. Marketers Have you been struggling with how exactly you should tell the story of your brand? They need something that they can relate to. End of story.
  • BRANDANEW  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why Storytelling Works For Your Brands
    And it didn’t stop with the film, when they didn’t win the Oscars, it had a viral moment of glory with a fabulous social media response! Well, who does not like a good story ? What we can never remember as dry theory can be easily etched in mind as a story. This is why we all love fiction (and hate text books). ad image via. 2.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015
    [Media] 12 Things a Small Business Owner Can Do to Get the Most Out of WordPress
    Tamar Weinberg is a professional hustler and author of best-selling social media book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web. 12 Things a Small Business Owner Can Do to Get the Most Out of WordPress written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Grab a Theme. Get Your SEO in Shape.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] 6 More DON'T's When Starting Your Business!
    That's called marketing and with social media, it's easier than ever to make folks aware.but you still have to take action! Several months back I created a blog post entitled "6 DON'Ts When Starting Your Business". It has also, probably, never been more difficult to make a start-up successful than it is today. And more important, listen.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] What 16 Successful People Read in the Morning
    It''s a constant struggle to keep from being overwhelmed, he says. "If media were food, I would be obese," Smith says. Their days may be more hectic than most, but they always make time to stay informed. Staying informed is a constant struggle for most of us, let alone people with high-profile, high-pressure jobs. The Economist," he said. 8.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013
    [Media] CrankyAds Founders Chat About Closing Their Startup, TED Talks, Planning Your Week Ahead And More
    The plan is to talk about what we are working on in our businesses, what we are studying and learning, what events we attend and people we meet, as well as what is current in technology, social media, internet marketing and entrepreneurship. Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes. The first episode is now up and ready for you to listen to.
  • START UP BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] What I noticed in 2013
    Social media just is: It’s becoming a bit like general chit chat between any group of friends. A way of communicating. It might also be that my email address is mine, where social media has the who owns this data issue hanging over it. Business, political dn social activities are intertwined in technology as an organism.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Combine Words and Pictures for Brand Value
    Rebecca Otis is the Content/Social Media Manager at Digital Third Coast , a Chicago digital marketing agency that helps businesses find and connect with customers through SEO, PPC, and content and social media. photo credit: schnaars. Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, SlideShare, Google+, profile cover photos. What Text Adds to Imagery.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Why You Might Want to Consider Advertising on Instagram
    On Thursday, the photo filtering and sharing site released early metrics from its initial advertising campaigns , and the results ought to excite social media-savvy marketers. It''s still early days, but Instagram''s newly released ad campaign metrics show promising results for advertisers. Ever thought of advertising on Instagram ?
  • STARTUPCFO  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Media] Cracking the Top 10
    So, if your company wants to hit it big time, you need to displace an app, service or media company that is currently in people’s top 10 lists. I joined Kiltr.com a professional social network for Scottish people (and people who just love the Scots) a few weeks ago. That, of course, is no small feat. These are all very large companies.
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