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  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
    [Media] The Big, Important Startup Lesson From The Recent Google Leadership Shuffle
    In fact, it’s impossible to not have heard this news, as it’s being shouted in every major media channel (online and offline) there is. As you’ve heard, there’s been some big announcements at Google recently (announced during their earnings call). So, what’s the big lesson here for startups? What do you think?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Angels on Madison Avenue
    Ad firms such as Ignited, Rockfish Interactive, and kbs+p have recently begun investing in media and technology start-ups. It makes sense, given that they already spend a good deal of time scouting media and tech start-ups to stay hip to the latest marketing technology. The investments have ranged from $50,000 to $500,000.)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] Meet the New Masters of Cash Flow
    Specifically, Simon founded FastPay last year to provide near-instant financing for digital media businesses, who often need to lay out significant chunks of cash when doing an ad-buy. A client that needs to front the money—if they don't have a large pool of capital to keep investing in media, they can't grow," Simon says.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] A 5-Point Plan for Making the Most of Customer Complaints
    Instead, they become a secret detractor of that company and tell thousands of their friends about their bad experience on social media. 'Disappoint them twice and, um, you won''t disappoint them again. Why isn''t it working? How can you fix this? Who can solve my problem? That''s the bad news. way to win back dissatisfied customers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Deliver the Best Speech of Your Life
    crowd can feel if something is forced or poorly executed, so invest your time in messaging and media that work for your storytelling style. 'What separates all-star presenters from rookies? The tricolon, fillers, and Will Ferrell have something to do with it, but there''s more. Here''s the thing about speeches: 99 percent of them are average.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Will That Prospect Buy From You?
    Social media contact. person with whom you are communicating on a social media network, such as Facebook or LinkedIn. In terms of creating trust, for example, a face-to-face meeting (as in a “social contact” lead) at a conference trumps a series of online interactions (as in a “social media contact” lead).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] Steve Jobs and Bernie Madoff: What They Have in Common
    Jobs successively disrupted the computing, communication, media, and entertainment businesses. 'You might not think these two have any similarities, but turns out they do. What do Bernie Madoff and Steve Jobs have in common? More than you think. Madoff helped build the Nasdaq exchange, where Apple shares trade to this day.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Media] Productivity@Work Resource: Keep Your Communications Safe and Secure
    The more online communications tools you use—website, blog, social media, and more—the more access hackers have to your network and computers. Comcast Business Class Internet gives you the tools you need to keep your business safe from online threats.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
    [Media] Belmont Stakes: Why Entrepreneurs Will Never Bet the Favorite
    Brian Zuercher, a serial entrepreneur who is the CEO of VenueSeen, a social-media-management tool, agrees. Roman Scharf, co-founder & CEO of Talenthouse, a social media marketing company and influential online community headquartered in Palo Alto, California, says that risk is good for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • GOOGLE VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Media] Authors at GV: Fred Vogelstein
    Fred recounts that struggle and describes the impact it is having on the rest of the media and on technology. Filled 'Fred Vogelstein joins us for a conversation about his book Dogfight , the story of how Apple and Google have reshaped our world and redefined the meaning of content and how it is distributed. Fred Loeb Award. Authors
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] The Face of Success, Part 4: Blacks in Silicon Valley
    VCs are dying to invest in women & minorities just so they don't have conversations like this” Arrington then “blocked” and “unfollowed” me on Twitter--the ultimate social media insult. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to U.S. and 4.7% and 5.3%. There is at least an unconscious bias.
  • 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  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] Holy $#%&: Cursing at Work Might Be Okay
    Passion is subjective—one person’s passion is another person’s crazy,” said Scott Stratten, business author and social media marketing expert. CEO David Farr was taken to task last week for his use of four-letter words. What does your choice to profane or not profane say to your audience? From the Inc.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Media] Think of Your Website Like A First Date
    So make sure your site sells without overselling.Make it easy for your visitors to engage you on their terms with many ways to reach out--click-to-chat, 800 numbers and a range of social media. 'Your goal is to earn a second date. Four steps to make sure they come back for more. Same goes for your website. Make a great first impression.
  • BUSINESS PLAN BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012
    [Media] What is a Social Enterprise?
    'You may have heard the term “social enterprise” being discussed in the business world; but what does it really mean?  A social enterprise is the joining of a social cause with a business activity.  Between the two profit extremes lie the social enterprises.  Together, the variety of social enterprises represent a paradigm shift in business motives. 
  • MARKETING JUNKIE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] How to Use Facebook Questions to Do Market Research in Three Simple Steps
    For Facebook users, you can implement Questions on your business fan page to interact with customers as part of their social media strategy. Every marketer knows the power of asking your prospects, customers or clients their opinions about your products, services, branding, advertising, marketing or business. By Anita Wong. About the Author.
  • JOURNEY OF A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Media] Research: Customer Engagement Strategies
    One needs to have detailed statistics about who they are, what media channels they follow and what their ultimate goals are. . I was doing some research on customer engagement strategies and as usual, the information is spread over far too many sources. Quora: What are some customer engagement strategies for web services? Answer: [link]. -.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
    [Media] FinTech Innovation Lab Launch Event – June 2, 2011
    How are you allowing employees to interact with social media? LYONS: We allow them to use social media on their personal devices (laughter). The new FinTech Innovation Lab , an annual program run by the New York City Investment Fund and Accenture, had their launch event on Thursday night. Previously CTO, Goldman Sachs. Maria Gotsch.
  • 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.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] Commit To Your Core: 9 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Should Outsource
    This might mean customer service, design, social media marketing or coding. SEO, SEM and Social Media Marketing. The following is a guest post by Scott Dinsmore. Scott is an entrepreneur, Personal Freedom Coach and value investor. Read more of his articles at Reading For Your Success or grab his free eBook. Without it I'd be nowhere.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
    [Media] [Asia][Event] Echelon 2013 Agenda, Speaker Lineup And Pitching Startups Revealed
    Last week its organizers, tech media and events platform e27 , finally announced its full speaker lineup, agenda and the participating startups pitching for the title of Echelon 2013′s Most Promising Startup. Young Upstarts is a media partner of Echelon 2013. Conference. You can find the full agenda here. MathSpace (Australia).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Who's Managing the Reputation Managers? (Avoid Bogus Reviews and Bottom-Feeders)
    Schneiderman’s announcement today that 19 firms would be fined $350,000 for posting completely bogus reviews on such social media sites as Yelp and Facebook. 'I have to believe even legendary huckster P.T. Barnum would be appalled by New York State Attorney General Eric T. I''d opt for the latter. The Scarlet Letter should be applied.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] ClipMe in 15 Seconds
    Once ready, the video can be shared over social media for everyone to see. The rapper is very popular among the youth and is known for strong social media activity. Finnish ClipMe has a speciality of its own. ClipMe allows you to create 15 second video stories with friends. To put it simple, it really is all about having fun.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Shama Kabani
    She is also the author of the bestseller The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and an international speaker. The president of the Zen Marketing Group explains how being an entrepreneur is similar to being a newlywed, and other great advice she's received. Some are helpful—hire people who have a proven track record. Differentiate or die.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009
    [Media] Revenge of the Nerds? Why Madison Avenue Is Going Tech
    On one side, he has techno-media companies like Google, Yahoo and MSN using technology and data to eat into the traditional ad agency value chain.  Ad Age reported this week on the gauntlet that has been thrown down by GroupM, WPP's major media buying organization.  But his industry is under siege from the Nerds. 
  • WHITETAIL SOFTWARE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013
    [Media] MicroConf 2013
    You can get 50 by scratching and clawing (see things that don’t scale) and 25 more with guest posts and social media. 'Jason Cohen led off the conference with a talk about building a “money machine” that brings in $10,000/mo. Jason crushed it. Rob burned it down. Welcome to my retro-diary for MicroConf 2013. Learning. Teach.
  • VC CAFE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
    [Media] Israel’s Stergen Raises $1.8 Million From VIZRT to Make 2D TV into 3D TV
    VIZRT develops content production tools for the digital media industry – from award-winning 3D graphics & maps through integrated video workflow solutions and online publishing tools. million round led by VIZRT , a Norwegian corporation. This is not the first time this nordic company is exposed to Israeli broadcasting technology.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] The Five Most Common Legal Mistakes New Companies Make
    Tricia Meyer is managing attorney of  Meyer Law , a forward-thinking boutique law firm providing top-notch legal services to clients ranging from startups to mid-sized companies to large corporations in a variety of industries including technology, telecom, financial services, real estate, advertising, marketing, social media and healthcare.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] 5 Ways To Save Money When Starting A Small Business
    When you first launch, skip the expensive marketing strategies and focus on what’s free – namely, social media marketing. by David Bakke. Fortunately, there are ways to save on startup costs when launching your venture, and it’s in your best interests to investigate them. Buy Used. Trade Your Services. Market for Free.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Media] Top 5 Places to Get Startup Advice from the Experts
    Has worked in certain aspects you seek guidance with (PR, marketing, social media). 'Do you wish you had a mentor to answer your startup questions? Here’s where to find one. As a small-business owner, you make hundreds of decisions every day—some of which will have a lasting effect on your business. For starters, he or she…. Airtime.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Seven :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    Image YiShian | Photography via Flickr Good stuff I found this week: How to monitor social media mentions in five minutes a day - step by step directions for setting up a powerful listening station. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] Simple Move That Will Make You a Better Leader
    His goals were to learn more about the company''s evolving sales process, bond with as many new employees as possible, and encourage people to use social media as a way to get the word out about BlueGrace. 'Get a radically different perspective on your employees and your business with this easy strategy. The move was hugely educational.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Media] How To Have A Future-Proof Mobile Strategy For Your Business
    But that doesn’t mean you pour all your time, energy and money into developing the mobile app and reduce focus on other engagement channels like social media, websites, traditional marketing, etc. 'by  Vishal Gumber , founder of  Appsquare. Assess the strategic impact of the mobile app development initiative on your organization as a whole.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] Win Bigger in 2012: Analyze Your 3 Best Sales
    And for people selling in more fluid industries–such as media, logistics, digital marketing and services–the change cycle can feel like a turbine. Use these questions to analyze your recent sales performance--both wins and losses--to get more wins in 2012. “Learn from your mistakes.” Who from their side must you meet?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Business a Mac or a PC?
    Tori Keyes is the CEO of Plastick Media in North Hollywood, Calif., There's a fierce debate raging among small business owners and in this grudge match, there's no gray area. Which side are you on? There’s a fierce debate among business owners that dates back to the dawn of time (well, almost). a start-up with five employees.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Who Rule By Gut Instinct Usually Lose
    There is so much positive feedback on the value of involving customers in product development, and the use of social media for crowd feedback, at a very low cost, that’s it hard to argue that one person could have more insight alone, and be right more often. It’s been downhill from there. recent book by Thomas H. The power of culture.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Slopestyle
    'The opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is a great opportunity to think about competition, performance, and creativity. Winter athletes dazzle us with their skill and endurance, and amaze us with their ability to perform under intense pressure. Slopestyle has been generating some controversy in the past few weeks. Skills.  Originality.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Media] How to Manage Millennials
    The 26-employee company, which sells an application that lets barhoppers scout out the ratio of male to female patrons at local nightspots, has younger employees in the IT department who are keyed in to social media and are always connected by smartphone. Thirtysomethings prefer email, instant messaging, and videoconferencing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] The Real Reason Amazon Announced Delivery Drones Last Night
    If you figure Amazon got 30 30-second commercials'' worth of time, you can estimate that it got about $3 million worth of "earned" media. 'It might have something to do with $3 million in free advertising on Cyber Monday. He called the service Amazon Prime Air. The thing is, Amazon Prime Air won''t be available for many years.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
    [Media] Profium Signs A Million Euro Deal With AFP
    Finnish software company Profium , creating solutions for the media industry, has signed a million euro deal with AFP (Agence France-Presse). AFP is the world's oldest news press and they create news in six different languages, around the clock, around the world. The deal enables AFP to take Profium's Metadata Server into global use.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Media] Live Stream from the TWS 2010 Conference, 10 Startup Finalists and 2 Winners
    Concealium DynamicShield™ product line is a data-centric protection platform that is independent of the data format, the transport method or the media where the data is stored. This could be particularly good for small businesses that can’t afford personal support. Led by Omer Ginor. UPDATE: Touchoo won the most promising startup award!
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Clickbooth Sends Me a Couple of Shirts
    In fact, Clickbooth is now a prominent sponsor on my blog, and I’ve in turn been one of the media sponsors of their past 2 parties from Ad:Tech and Affiliate Summit East. It’s been a long time since I last posted. I’ll have more updates on where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing in another post. Free stuff!
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] The Rise of Silicon Roundabout – Tech City UK in 10 Links
    London’s most influential people in Digital media, according to the Evening Standard top 1000 list  [link]. If you haven’t heard about the quick rise of the London startup scene, it’s time you pay attention. Curated view of London startup tweeps (by Twitter account): [link]. link]. Share/Bookmark.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] 3 Great Books on the Art of Selling
    Cialdini''s book will remind you that, long before social media came to epitomize all forms of viral marketing, there was Tupperware. 'Leadership guru Daniel Pink recently listed his favorite sales books. Here''s a brief look at the top three. Here''s a brief look at his top three picks: 1. Is it unexpected? Does it tap emotions? The catch?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Media] The Complete Small Business Marketer's SEO Toolkit :: 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. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] Reducing the risk factors: Why first time founders should join an accelerator program
    With  Summer , we came to the conclusion that in order to turn it into a real business, we can’t only focus on bringing users on board, but rather on publishers and other media partners. 'Ohad Frankfurt is the cofounder and CEO of Swayy , a personalized content curation and management platform. Coworking space. International mentors.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] Check Out Facebook's New NYC Office
    The downtown address places Facebook in the same building as several other companies at the intersection of media and technology, including AOL, TechCrunch, and Adweek. 'As the company moves its 300 New York employees to a hip downtown location, these behind-the-scenes photos show a remarkable office transformation.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Who Are Your Online Competitors? Find Out for Free
    Finally, ensure that you are first to market by promoting your value-add content on social media platforms and industry websites. Discover opportunities that online competitors haven't yet found by using these free analysis tools. Follow the steps below to find opportunities to outperform your competition using free analysis tools.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Why You Don’t Need to Go Viral to Make Video Marketing Work
    Most get around 100-300 views, but site traffic is growing, subscribers are up 75% and I’m seeing increased social media engagement. photo credit: ARMLE via photopin cc. viral video is the dream of many marketers and business owners. One smash hit can transform a business’s reach overnight. The myth of viral for small business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Coping with the Dark Side of Technology
    On March 31, we will choose five winners to receive a copy of Gary Vaynerchuk''s newest book about social-media strategy. 'Win a Copy of Jab Jab Jab Right Hook In the Comments section below, tell us about the biggest challenge your organization has faced in identifying and adopting new technologies. Contest details. ” 3. ” 4.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 5 Tricks for Working With Millennials
    best practices for engaging in social media, alerting us to important, breaking trends in the blogosphere that might impact our client base or our firm, or simply showing us what’s new and hot.) 'Your youngest employees are creative, bright.and a complete disaster to manage. Here''s how to turn the mess around. Going to Peppercomm?"
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Can your product help run a global software community or an event business?
    'If you make software that will make our lives, and the lives of our customers, easier, we’re all ears… We are currently starting to rebuild the Business of Software and BLN web sites as well as integrate these sites with our back office, billing, CRM, email marketing, social media, accounting functions etc. As
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Tekes Launches Tempo - Puts Feedback Into Practice
    Services and products could work in the possible business areas of social media, games, location based services and cloud services. Tekes , the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, has launched a new financing program to support growth companies developing mobile services and applications - Tempo.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Pivoting « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    At VideoEgg/Say Media, one of the three parts of the problem became the sole focus. At VideoEgg/Say Media, one of the three parts of the problem became the sole focus. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Pivoting January 10, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in pivoting. You can see the accompanying slides here ). Pivot fast.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011
    [Media] Why I Invested in Gogii (textPlus) – My First Ever Later Stage Deal
    And Michael Kirby as EVP of Corp Dev was formerly an EVP at Fox Interactive Media, VP at Fox Sports, director of biz dev at ESPN not to mention a Yale undergrad, Wharton MBA. This is a post I’ve been dying to write for 18 months. know this because you’re not a young teenager. See, I originally lost this deal. But I never gave up.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Media] It’s Morning in Venture Capital
    There is no sector of the economy that isn’t being transformed by the online community that is now voraciously consuming media, applications, communications and buying global products. This article originally ran on PEHub. If you prefer the super short version – I’ve summarized the post in the final section. The Funding Problem.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [Media] Four New Types of CIO for the Future
    saas microsoft google apps security salesforce.com collaboration google enterprise mobility enterprise security enterprise collaboration mobile cloud computing ibm apple crm oracle cloud blackberry social media iphone sap socialtext work analytics cisco sharepoint social crm android enterprise2.0 What do you think? startupcto
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: What Would Mom (and Pop) Do?
    Mom and Pop pay very little attention to the latest business books, the most popular blogs, or the current theories about social media marketing, but they do pay very close attention to one thing in particular: how much black ink is there at the bottom of the monthly income statement and how can that be improved next month? What would mom do?
  • UC BERKELEY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] Avoid Trends & Groupthink
    Two major lessons that we’ve learned from our supposed geographical disadvantage are that trends are never as important as mainstream media makes them out to be, and, as such, startups should avoid the groupthink mentality. 'by Adii Pienaar , Founder of WooThemes. How many social, consumer-focused mobile apps do we seriously need?
  • AGILE VC  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Media] The �PC� Era Finally Arrives � AGILEVC
    The second order impacts to the entire technology industry are in their early innings… not just the complete digitization of consumer media, but also the “consumerization” of business software, the BYOD movement in corporate IT , the evolution of the computer/human interface. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. About Me.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] The truth about the broken relationship between advertising agencies and clients
    Consumers are using new technology and media constantly. 'Yesterday I was on a panel at an AMA (American Marketing Association) event with Del Ross , Mike Racic, and Rick Radermacher, moderated by the great Glen Caruso. The topic was (and I’m paraphrasing), “Why is the advertising agency and client relationship so screwed up?!”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Media] Why You Should Fear SOPA
    If you just take one slice of this start-up community and think in terms of start-up media businesses, every single last one of them, they're all adopting some sort of social media strategy, essentially allowing users a lot of freedom to do what they want to do," he says. Entrepreneurs have a whole different bag of worries.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] The Future of Data Storage
    Our early investments in component technologies ( Link-a-Media , Pliant Technology , Fusion-io ), systems companies ( XtremIO ), and software technologies (IO Turbine ) centered around flash memory have validated that hypothesis. We at Lightspeed were early believers in the disruptive power of flash memory in next-generation storage systems.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] There is Something Beautiful About a Book
    Publishing is probably the last bastion of old school media that digital is disrupting. This week there was a ton of rumblings, leaks and rumors about Apple’s big “eBook” event that took place earlier this am. Apple is going to change education! Apple is going to destroy publishing! Did it happen? Or have they? Cookbook?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] Open a Hot Restaurant with $12,000
    It was really about building a brand via word of mouth and social media. We did zero pitching on any media we've received. In New York City? Really? Former advertising exec Nicole Ponseca explains how she opened Maharlika, and got great buzz and press from Day One. How did you go from ad exec to restaurant entrepreneur? What's next?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] The Backward Silicon Valley Thinking You Need to Ignore
    The stories that the media often push are anomalies that don''t represent reality. 'If you pay attention to VCs, you''d think only the young build great companies and a crazy-viral app is the golden ticket. It''s time for a reality check. Sometimes it seems that almost any business based in San Francisco can get venture funding.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Media] LinkedIn, Pusher and more offer their APIs to help EE explore future LTE apps at UK 4G hackathon
    As preparations for the event continue and the 130 or so entrants brush up on their coding skills, the API partners have now been confirmed as Pusher , a cloud service that adds real-time functionality to Web and mobile apps, PeerIndex , a social media analytics company, LinkedIn and Wikitude , creators of one of the first AR platforms and browsers.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Achieving hyper growth from Europe: Lessons from SoundCloud and Klarna [Video]
    'At last week’s The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam, Liam Boogar from TNW media partner Rude Baguette moderated a panel discussion on ‘Hyper Growth from Europe’ with a pair of Swedish entrepreneurs, SoundCloud co-founder Alex Ljung and Klarna co-founder Niklas Adalberth. Top image credit: Thinkstock.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] When You Don't Need Data
    ” Shakespeare adds that the company does keep tabs of the photos of the billboard that people share via social media. 'Sometimes even data''s deepest devotees prefer to think beyond numbers. “My job is not to come in and create some stupid metric for everyone to look at.” Foreman obviously recognizes the importance of data.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunders Act Surprisingly Similar to VCs
    Endorsements were explicit hyperlinks or quotes from outside organizations or new media providing support or legitimacy to projects," Mollick writes. The typical crowdfunding-project backer is more sophisticated than you might think. The results were surprising--and encouraging for proponents of crowdfunding. Verdict: True. Verdict: True.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] How to Make Conference Calls Fun (Sort of)
    How It Works In the email you receive inviting you to a call there's a link you can click that takes you to the visual interface--a place where you can see everyone who's on the call, who is currently talking, as well as each person's social media profiles on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Here's how it works.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] How to Discover Your Perfect Target Customer in 5 Steps
    Some of this information will be commonly understood, such as demographics, but much of it will be discovered in your test sessions and though some additional research in more behavioral oriented places such as social media. How to Discover Your Perfect Target Customer in 5 Steps This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
    [Media] 4 Reasons You Need to Use Native Advertising
    In that case, ask the top media properties in your region or industry to pitch your business ASAP. Native advertising is useful for companies on the rise who are doing everything right, and trying to reach a media-conscious target audience that wants to engage online. little over a week ago, I penned an Inc. readers. Here they are: 1.
  • NICK O'NEILL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
    [Media] “Growth Hacker” Is A B t Term
    I’ve written about it consistently for over 5 years now, with a heavy focus on social media. I absolutely love digital marketing. If you don’t know what a growth hacker is, check out this post by Andrew Chen. and answers with A/B tests, landing pages, viral factor, email deliverability, and Open Graph. Fake Marketer.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Media] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Bill.com
    Bill.com has more than 10,000 clients and has received countless pieces of praise from trade and general media outlets. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. Bill.com wants to render administrative assistants, and the hours of billing, invoicing, filing, and chasing down payment approvals they do, obsolete. What's more, it's green.
  • ISRAEL VENTURE CAPITAL 2.0  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
    [Media] Web Tour to Germany
    We met a couple of investors (Action, Doughty Hanson), 2-3 media companies (Axel Springer, Holtzbrinck), few Angel Investors and 4-5 startup companies. Last week I took a short trip with Orna Berry to Germany. We went to check out the local Internet Scene. The trip was rather short. We spent a day in Munich and a day in Berlin. Probably not.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Media] 5 Popular eCommerce Trends That Might Be Costing You Conversions
    'From image carousels to social media logins, trends spread like wildfire in the eCommerce industry. But, have you ever stopped to question the business implications of following these trends? Everyone has that thing on their website,’ you think, “So it must be working!”. But that logic is flawed. Break free from the herd mentality. Result?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] Here They Are: Arctic15 Finalists
    Human-translated social media platform. Campalyst measures whether social media helps brands sell. It's been a tough run up to the Arctic15 conference for startups competing for the chance to pitch on stage. The finalists have now been chosen by the secret jury and they are listed below. This is for two reasons. Tribe Studios, Finland.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013
    [Media] Science Inc – ecommerce focused startup foundry
    They were initially focused on the real-time social web and more recently they have shifted to focus on the distribution, consumption and maybe creation of media. Science is theme/sector oriented. Mike made this point several times during the six minute interview. Betaworks has a similar approach. Again, this is similar to Betaworks.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] 45 Inspiring Career Blogs For College Students
    The LinkedIn Blog : Social media-savvy students and pros might want to check out everything new going down at the insanely popular site, which also looks into some general business trends. Fortunately, blogs exist to help demystify the overwhelming amount of information applicants have to process. Career Girl : Like the title states, Ms.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Media] Silicon Valley: Only Game in Town?
    Long renowned as a digital media and entertainment hub, LA Tech investing activity has never been greater, with both funding and deal activity at a five year high. 'With 41% of all U.S. venture capital investing activity, Silicon Valley is the nation’s unrivaled tech early technology investing epicenter. Great for them. Of course not.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Media] You’ve Been Reddited: How a Single Post Increased JobKaster’s Monthly Traffic Over 2900%
    ve been laying the groundwork by putting together a plan for launch : making lists of press contacts and lists of every blogger in our niche, reaching early adopters via social media, getting interviews and press mentions, putting together early partnerships, SEO, and of course, getting massive exposure to our JobKaster Beta. And up. And up….
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] 3 Reasons You Shouldn't Copy Apple's PR Strategy
    Yet many in the media declared at length that she was superb at her job--perhaps because she provided them with what they needed, perhaps for fear of being cut off a la Porsche. One of my biggest media successes in Silicon Valley has been a 26-year-old guy from Texas with big hairy arms and a gritty and loud voice. Be secretive.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Media] Choosing An Accelerator That Fits Like A Glove – 5 Questions To Ask
    An accelerator can also help you gain media traction at the end of the program to build a captive audience around your official launch (or new product launches). To this end, look for an accelerator that has been consistently covered by media for the great work it has done with its startups. 'By Elton Rivas, co-founder of KYN.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Media] 3 Things Beginning Conversion Optimizers Completely Miss The Mark On
    His team decided to take the experience further by including more media in future iterations, but ultimately found there was “no substantial difference” between the rich media, and simple pages on mobile devices – going to show, you never really know unless you test. Let’s test button colors? Or maybe call to action text ?
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] The Shana Fisher Competitive Advantage
    Later she went on to become a Vice President of Technology and Media M&A at Allen & Company, and then she led strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions at IAC before starting High Line Venture Partners, her own early stage investing business. 'It ain’t what you know, it’s what you feel. No team, no traction.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
    [Media] Proof that speeding up websites improves online business.
    How big an impact does performance optimization have on the business metrics of a typical media or e-commerce site? The Strangeloop guys ran sprinted with this idea, testing a couple of different types of site, including media and transactional businesses. Definitely. But what about other websites? There’s no longer any debate.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Customer Reviews the Hidden Local SEO Gem
    Social media participation has certainly made its way onto the SEO road map as an integral element of the optimization puzzle as well. 'Customer Reviews the Hidden Local SEO Gem written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Free ebook – Marketer’s Guide to Customer Reviews. Grade.us
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] What Your Brand Should Learn From the Pope
    And unlike many brands and executives who continue to shun social media as a passing fad, the Pope has embraced it as an effective way to communicate with and get his message out to the masses--not to mention to take the pulse of his customers. Sometimes the savviest business leaders aren''t in business at all.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] Just Because You Have a Recycling Program.
    And the media is catching on. Increasing productivity and efficiency can be far more effective in attracting shrewd consumers and improving your bottom line than flashy green media campaigns screaming for attention. doesn't mean you're a "green" company. Overnight, it was everywhere: every company was suddenly "green." Read on.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Customers Ambassadors Without a Referral Program
    recently talked to Clément Delangue from mention about easy ways startups can get media coverage. 'Why pay customers to talk about you when they will do it for free? Referral programs have their place, but most of the time your users don''t need any rewards to share content or talk about your company and products online. And why not?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Rebrand Yourself with Your Second Business
    Every business needs the essentials – a blog, a website, and social media – to be successful, but not everybody knows how to implement these needs. As any entrepreneur knows, running a successful business takes time, effort, and commitment. Without these three factors in play, many business owners can be shown the door to failure.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009
    [Media] $2.5bn market size estimated for virtual goods in the US by 2013.
    gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0 Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1. Reply 2. Reply 3. to draw in lots of developers.
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