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THE NEXT WEB [Media] 5 ways to build company culture with a virtual team
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
While companies like Google instill a company culture through a giant, all-encompassing campus, that’s not so practical when you need to hire a designer in the Czech Republic and a social media expert in Chicago. For every desk-bound cubicle-dweller, the dream is to work from home. No physical demands. No need to look over your shoulder.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Help! My Parents Are the Only Ones Reading My Business Blog
| FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
TV shows, blockbuster movies, trending topics on social media, and celebrity gossip make for excellent headlines. 2. As a content writer, I created a guest blog post for Social Media Examiner. They think it’s great, though. Statistics show that blogs are powerful to consumers. That’s a pretty impressive statistic. So, now what?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] To Be a Better Entrepreneur, Look to the Past
| TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
Think about print media, for example. Once the Web exploded, online media companies jumped at the opportunity to push the limits of design. Sure, all entrepreneurs look to the future - but I've learned that the best ones don't overlook the past. As entrepreneurs, we are obsessed with the future. Think about medicine.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Mogul in the Making? What's Next for Randi Zuckerberg
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
She's the sister of Facebook's founder, executive producer of a Silicon Valley reality show, a TV drama aficionado, and women's media connoisseur. Here's what the future holds for Randi Zuckerberg. Before long, Bravo approached her with an even juicier opportunity to showcase tech on television and boost her own brand. As Inc.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Helsinki's Tribe Studios acquired by Palringo
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
The acquisition should fit nicely into Palringo, who recently announced 2014 revenue growth of 100% to $14m, has built their business around selling chat-based games, premium features and rich media messages. With the second Helsinki-based acquisition announcement for the day, Tribe Studios announces it's been picked up by Palringo , the U.S.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Infographic] The Best Strategy For Online Business Success
| MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
For instance, social media websites have fast become the best way for business owners to promote their concepts. Success in the online business world will require a lot of hard work. However, it’s possible to automate most of your processes once they are in place. Build and launch the perfect website. Get a lot of attention online. Simple.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Think Years, Not Months: 3 Tips for Long-Term Growth
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
That''s why over the years we acquired a social media marketing company and also added direct mail postcards , online surveys and event marketing to our product portfolio. If you''ve just started your biz and already plotting out your exit strategy, then stop reading now. With that came the hiring of our chief operating officer, Dave.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Finnish Lunchgate Scandal: Nobody will steal your startup idea, or will they?
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
was hyped in the Finnish media and on social media throughout the whole day when ResQ was launched. Editor's note: This article was co-written by Tarmo Virki, Maija Kopola, Dmitri Sarle & inspired by Jan Ameri. At the same time, Parkkinen does not list his stint at a project called ‘Lunchie' on his LinkedIn profile. What an idea!”
THE NEXT WEB [Media] Want a new job but don’t want to alert your current boss? Hire My Friend may well be for you
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
While it’s going up against behemoths with heritage, it’s doing it in a way that integrates social media (an increasingly used tool by recruiters) in a more than cursory way but allows users to retain a sense of control over who sees their information, which in an increasingly privacy-conscious age can only be a good thing.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] TransferWise picks up $58 million Series C round
| MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
The company has been successful in building momentum, perhaps due to their #2edgy4you media campaigns like their "nothing to hide" campaign through London and their F¥€K the banks campaign. TransferWise has now raised $91 million to date with name brand investors like Sequoia, Peter Thiel, Index Ventures , and Richard Branson.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 4 Tips For Marketing… To Your Employees
| TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
Encourage your employees to follow the company page on Facebook or the Twitter account you have (if you are concerned about inappropriate comments, create a social media policy). by Nilesh Bhojani, co-founder of Markitty. Employees outside of sales and marketing are usually unaware of your positioning and latest marketing messaging.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
Around this time B2C eCommerce had been dominating the media but the wheels were starting to come off. Use social media to be sure people are aware of it. This is part of my ongoing series “Start-up Lessons”. Worth a read on how to maximize the traffic that comes to you site since much of it will be fleeting. Yours. million A round.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Case Study: No Marketing Budget? Win Over Bloggers Instead
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
He also used social media to promote his business, rather than using more expensive means of marketing. Photographer Ron Henry knew his camera strap was a winner. Now he just needed to get the word out on the cheap. After pondering the idea for a few months, he went to a local hardware to buy materials to make his own strap.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Frustrated With Your Bank? Lending Club To Make Business Loans
| TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
Many, such as Kabbage and OnDeck, have turned to technology, analyzing not just a borrower''s credit score but tapping into payments systems and social media accounts to get a more detailed picture of a borrower''s financial life. Lending Club becomes the latest venture-backed company looking to loan you and your business money. percent.
- [Media] New Breeze Blowing in Digital Derry
CultureTech showcased an impressive array of local arts, digital media, and tech creative talent. As a judge for SeedComp I heard six pitches to narrow down the field to three winners (each to receive £5000, one to get £10,000). There is a new breeze blowing in the once troubled land of Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
THE PRODUCT GUY [Media] User Testing by Example
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ladislav Bartos, lead a conversation around “User Testing by Example”. Signup to be a Mentor Today!
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 16 Cool Coworking Spaces
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
Blueline is a creative design and media house that specializes in web, photography and video production. Now that it has 60 members made up of small tech start-ups, creative professionals and new media, it hosts workshops, speaking events, and networking mixers to grow the Miami tech community. Here are 17 spaces to check out. link].
- [Media] How To Bootstrap your Startup with Your Paycheck
It focuses on social media analytics and helps to reveal the insights in large volumes of data. Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra. Entrepreneurs looking to launch their startups are often faced with myriad difficult decisions, chief among them being the question of seed financing. 2010).
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Crowdfunding Site Mesenaatti.me Launched By Accident And Successfully Funded 5 Projects
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
This hit the Finnish media big time, and the press was lavishly saying that “Crowdfunding is illegal” in Finland. together with Senja sent out press releases to the media, trying to alleviate the false notion of crowdfunding being illegal. Unfortunately, positive news is not really good news in the mainstream media, so nobody cared. ?The
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Is Newsjacking a Legitimate Tactic
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
My friend David Meerman Scott just released an all digital book called Newsjacking: How to Inject your Ideas into a Breaking News Story and Generate Tons of Media Coverage. Is Newsjacking a Legitimate Tactic This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Here’s my take – this book is not for everyone.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] What 99 Gen-Y Entrepreneurs Taught Me
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
She is also the author of the bestseller The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and an international speaker. Marketing Zen Group CEP Shama Kabani got an earful of entertaining start-up stories recently--and gleaned a few valuable insights about Gen-Y entrepreneurship. during the Empact100 awards. There is no "they." everything changes. shama
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Four Ways To Boost Innovation
| TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
Stagnating or declining sales even as our competitors waltz past us with exciting new products that captures the imagination and wows the media. We’ve all been stuck in the desert of “been-there-done-that” before. Year after year, our company churns out predictable products and ho-hum services that hardly raises a yawn.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Social Music Streaming With Frenzapp Music
| FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
Wireless music sharing must be the “hot new thing – right after we wrote about MyStream , Singapore-based mobile application developer Bitsmedia announces and launches Frenzapp Music , an application that allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to share and discover music.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 2012 Will Be The Year Of The Empowered Merchant, says Schedulicty
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
The ability to self-publish quickly via the cloud is moving businesses out of traditional media. million media tablets will have shipped in 2011. As more and more consumers are making mobile a mainstay, it will be essential for small businesses to establish a thoughtful strategy. Social media gets marketing dollars in 2012.
ACTIVE GARAGE [Media] Thought Readership #3: What’s wrong with “chocolate fireguard” books – and what to do instead
| MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
Or you could develop a short Wufoo or SurveyMonkey questionnaire, promoting that through your social media channels, to gather relevant data. Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 6 Reasons Your Small Business Will Fail (And How to Avoid Them)
| FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
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 [Media] Adform's U.S. Expansion Starts With New Sales & Support Offices in NYC and L.A.
| TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
based publishers interested in expanding their rich-media offerings, as well as media buyers who want to launch programmatically executed branding campaigns. based brands can now leverage our Brand-Led Media Platform to launch highly creative multi-screen digital campaigns that deliver the massive scale they need.
- [Media] Tumblr Is New York's Third Billion-Dollar Start-Up Exit in the Past Year
Other recent, sizeable New York exits include Buddy Media, which was acquired by Salesforce for ~ $690 million and OMGPOP , which Zynga purchased for a ~ $200 million. Who needs Silicon Valley? New York startups are proving that Silicon Valley isn''t the only place where monstrous tech companies can be made. for an estimated $1 billion.
- [Media] Meet the 30 Under 30, Class of 2013
Today, Spartz Media is home to 12 web properties, including the highly popular Harry Potter fan site, MuggleNet, which earned Emerson Spartz an exclusive interview with J.K. Shama Kabani founded Marketing Zen Group in 2009, back when few companies knew they should care about investing in social media. Prepare to be awed! Read More.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How to Get Remote Teams to Work Together
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
The CEO of a company the works remotely shares his secrets for overcoming the challenges of working remotely. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University claim to have found that “[c]lose proximity improves productivity in all cases,” for instance. What’s behind this seeming contradiction? He offered three suggestions.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] How to use PR Firms at Startups
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2011
And you need somebody who is committed to keeping up your presence in blogs, social media and other online forums. One of the most frequent questions entrepreneurs ask about when they raise a little bit of money or are getting close to launching their first product is whether they should hire a PR firm. Their competitors took it seriously.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Using Forums to Market New Products and Services to Existing Customers
| FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
One of the best tools for learning more about customers who already use your products and services is social media, with Internet forums being one of the more dependable tools for gathering information. one-third of marketers are looking to social media and Internet forums as the platform of choice to reach customers. Internet Forums.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] New Pew Internet data–Twitter growing, but Facebook still teens’ favourite
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
It’s great to see they are getting use out of the platform and interesting that young people are flocking to a social media site that was first popular with adults. Note that the percentages in the table are percentages of social media using teenagers, which is only 81% of the total number of teenagers. Social networks
BRANDANEW [Media] Top 5 Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Campaign Failed
| FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
Broadcasting your content across all social media channels. Content Marketing ’s true worth was emphasized by Bill Gates when he said, “Content is king.” Since 1996 when this statement was made by one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, the three words have gone really, really viral. What went wrong where? Let’s have a look. No way!
- [Media] Top 11 Ways to Irritate Your Co-workers
This is especially true in social media. Are you making any of these etiquette mistakes? Business etiquette isn't just about observing the social niceties; sometimes business etiquette is simply not irritating other people unnecessarily. Here are things that irritate me; feel free to add your own in the comments: 1. You called. It's urgent.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Make Community the Secret To Success
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015
Mike Stelzner of Social Media Examiner has done an incredible job identifying his fire starters and in some cases making them a part of the full-time team. He’s also got a large number of volunteer fire starters who help run the extremely popular and growing Social Media Marketing World Conference. The World Domination Community.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] For Nicholas Negroponte, the Future of Tech Is Ingestible (No Joke)
| TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
At TED 2014, MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte discussed the past 30 years as well as the next. Negroponte delivered his 18-minute talk , a TED standard, before an audience of about 1,200. He touched on what has happened in the world of computer science since he first presented at TED''s inaugural meeting in 1984.
- [Media] Blog Post Ideas – Never Run Out Again!
They could happen in person, on the phone, by email, or even on social media. You’re bound to hear about what’s in the news from friends and colleagues in conversation or on social media. If you’re struggling to come up blog post ideas, I can help. What’s not always so clear is what you should be blogging about. Your Audience. Quora.
500 HATS [Media] Scooter + microVWbus sidecar - Master of 500 Hats
| MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
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 « Taking "Me, Inc." Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II! er, Dorsey.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] 8 Startup Lessons You Could Learn from Gotham Gal
| SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
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.
LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS [Media] Snapchat’s second big idea launches today, Snapchat Stories.
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
But again, like a frog in boiling water, we got used to that changing too, on social media. Only occasionally do you meet people who can look past what everyone else is doing and see through to an essential truth. Something that is obvious once they say it, but completely unclear beforehand. Bobby Murphy (left) and Evan Spiegel (right).
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Content Marketing in 11 Steps. Now Go.
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
This includes your website and other sites that you can control, as well as social media, direct marketing, influencer marketing, campaigns, and more. 8. Here''s how to create and manage content that will turn browsers into buyers. Get focused Zero in on just one customer segment to start.
- [Media] Willful Blindness: Murdoch's (and Your) Leadership Risk
Regardless of your opinion of Murdoch's media outlets, this is a damning verdict on a man who has built one of the world's largest and most powerful media businesses. Anyone in power can be blinded by employees who seek to please. Who can you rely on to ask disagreeable questions? Power encases its recipients in a bubble.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] Fan Power
| TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
Yes, the entertainment industry is changing, as it has always done, but in this case the influence of social media – the broadcast medium of our century – can’t be underestimated. One point that Swift misses on is the notion that music is art and because art is rare it is inherently valuable. For music, books, movies, etc.,
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Secret to Winning a Start-up Competition
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
It's already used by digital magazines, brand advertising, and media sites to build in deferred shopping. Your PowerPoint is awesome (and memorized). Your pitch is crystal clear. You're adequately caffeinated and totally pumped up. Here's why that's just not enough. They're great networkers who tend to wear a perma-grin.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Successfully Get Your New Business Off the Ground With This Free New Tool From Intuit QuickBooks
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
The online tool will provide you with a ton of platforms for quick and easy web design, as well as providing some guidance on building out our social media presence. No longer does building a website and social media footprint have to be a daunting or expensive task. Even with all this, it doesn’t have to keep you up at night.
REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS [Media] 3 Tips to a Better, Video Interview
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
The phone rings, and a well-known producer at one of your targeted media-venues wants to interview you via video in 30 minutes. Are you ready for that big, publicity opportunity? That’s fantastic! But wait…are you ready? If so, this could be a great, publicity opportunity to help boost sales, awareness and credibility fast. If not, […].
THE PRODUCT GUY [Media] Latest Opportunities in Product Management
| SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016
Product Manager @ Fox News Digital (New York City) Keywords: media, news, television, TV [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below…. product jobs product management
UP AND RUNNING [Media] How to Develop Your Business Strategy
| FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
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.
- [Media] Networks And The Enterprise
But a year or so into its life, Disqus started hearing from big media companies who wanted to deploy the Disqus comment system. Many think that USV is a consumer web investor. We don't think of ourselves that way. Thus the consumer web investor moniker. MongoDB is an open source datastore for web scale applications. Lots of them.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] The Future of Leadership in 2016
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015
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.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Want to Start a Blog? 8 Questions to Answer Before You Begin
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
When addressing comments on your blog page or social media sites— that’s a fantastic way to initiate productive conversations — you should avoid arguments while supplementing your presentation with additional facts. Okay, so maybe they’re not as common as that last one, but they’re getting pretty close. To make money? Color choices matter.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Tips For Emerging Young Entrepreneurs
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
Don’t get tempted by the media that the only way to start (or grow) a business is to pitch your idea at a bank or investors until you get a big lump of cash. Ever since writing Europe’s first B2B study of banner ads’ effect on indirect response in 2001 he has regularly been published online and in traditional media. Be memorable….
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Want HR to Matter? Start with the CEO.
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
The CEO must chose Another useful snapshot on social media describes an exchange between a CFO and CEO. If the CEO isn''t accountable for a company''s people and culture, who is? The recent discussion about “why we no longer need human resources” obscures the larger issue. Organizational health is similar to personal health.
- [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.
500 HATS [Media] Great Entrepreneurs are PASSIONATE about Customers & Products, NOT.
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. Facebook Ads Suck?
- [Media] Avoid Startup Opportunity Bubbles Ready To Burst
Social media darling Twitter is the most fragile of these bubbles. In finance, a bubble is too much money chasing assets, greater asset production and a herd mentality. In all these cases, a bust is inevitable, and everyone loses. Overconfidence. In finance, “this time is different” is the beginning of a new bubble. Supply and demand ignored.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How the Most Controversial Costume Retailer Capitalizes on Pop Culture
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015
Here's how Yandy has learned to turn social media chatter into concrete sales E-commerce lingerie company Yandy.com is behind some of the year's most talked-about Halloween costumes.
- [Media] Test Your Aptitude for Business Internet Jargon
Social media marketing. Many of the businesses and entrepreneurs I know still don’t realize that they need to use and understand the Internet, even if their interest is not e-commerce. Maybe you have also heard a lot of Internet terms, but are not sure you can explain how, when, and why they are relevant to your business success. Podcasting.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Why Blogging Isn’t Enough Anymore
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
There was a time when the art of SEO practitioners focused on building out highly optimized pages dedicated to narrowly defined themes or keywords. photo credit: winterofdiscontent. But then blogs came along and sort of upended the whole deal. People started sharing this content routinely, linking to it and even republishing it via RSS feeds.
ITHACAVC [Media] Big News – Stanford Out for NYC Tech Campus
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
There is plenty of media coverage so no need to post it here. Just learned that Stanford has pulled out of the NYC Tech Campus competition. Very exciting news for Cornell, which is now the front runner. Should learn in early January hopefully of NYC’s final decision. Have a great weekend. Public Service Announcements
- [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?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 7 Iconic Bands that Changed the Business of Music
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
They also were social long before social media: selling tickets directly, creating an extremely engaged fan club, sharing personal details as well as fan-generated artwork and content through their mailing list, and creating an ecosystem of small businesses that traveled with the band and had a vested interest in the band's long-term success.
WWW.THEVERGE.COM [Media] After Facebook's IPO flub, value of tech startups falls back to earth
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
© 2012 Vox Media, Inc. Login. Report. After Facebooks IPO flub, value of tech startups falls back to earth. By Ben Popper 06.19.2012. The mood was upbeat, but shadowed by recent events, calling to mind that famous Charles Dickens line about the best and worst of times. These firms are underwater on their valuations.". Comments. jptech.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Next Big Thing Beyond Great Design
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
John Maeda--famous designer, writer, computer scientist, educator, and former associate director of MIT's Media Lab--says that the primacy of design is over? A well-designed product used to be all you needed to get noticed. But good design has gone mainstream, so it's time to up the ante. How do you make customers happier and sell more?
OM.CO [Media] Evolution of a Founder: Lessons I have learned
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
The more I wrote about the oncoming mobile and broadband revolution, the more obvious it became that the print media was going to fight for attention with cheaper, faster publications. Blogs were part of the shift to a more intimate, frenzied, and on the go media landscape. About. Twitter. Subscribe. Om Says. About Me. Om Malik. Scary?
BRANDANEW [Media] 5 Hacks To Pitching A PR Story That Actually Works!
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
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.
VC CAFE [Media] Where are the opportunities for machine learning startups? [guest post]
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
One essential aspect of search relevance is surely ‘trustworthiness’ so that content and claims made in social media and news sites can be verified or scored for authenticity. This is a guest post by Libby Kinsey , a former VC with an Msc in Machine Learning from UCL (bio below). It’s not uncharted territory?—?if Pick and Shovel’ plays.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Looking Past "Finland Post Welfare"
| TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
What makes this all the better, is that the event was covered by numerous national media and the panelists at the actual event included the hotshots of Finnish business environment; a mix of very influential business people and a group of startup entrepreneurs. Students in Finland have come a long way in a few years.
START UP BLOG [Media] The truth about FMCG in Australia
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
The traditional brand building media, such as TV, are becoming less effective. Brands that have a share of voice in the new media landscape will be ready to participate in emerging distribution channels when they arrive. Every industry has its challenges. The Evil Duopoly. They don’t have to. And they know it.
- [Media] Free Legal Images
Feel free to use with attribution to blogtrepreneur.com/media-legal The post Free Legal Images appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. This page features free android images for journalists and bloggers. Images
HEARPRENEUR [Media] 11 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They are Looking Forward To in 2016
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015
Image Credit : Robert Barrows. I am looking forward to the possibility of selling several proposals I have developed that could generate tremendous advertising revenues for newspapers, broadcasting companies, magazines, internet media companies and the internet divisions of multimedia companies. Several Happy New Year! future. Thanks to J.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Your Business Lives and Dies by Its Differentiator
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
In this brave new world we’re in today, with social media growing in importance every day, what you want your differentiator to be is just the first step. And then you hope that your customers get it, so it shows up in online reviews and comments and commentary in social media. It’s what makes you different. It’s very important.
- [Media] The Top 10 World's Richest Entrepreneurs
Before working at city hall, the world''s 16th-richest person, who has a fortune valued at $33 billion, held court at his eponymous financial software and media firm Bloomberg LP. Forbes announces it''s annual Rich List. See which founders made the cut. While many entrepreneurs would say money isn''t important, many others want to get rich.
FELD THOUGHTS [Media] Sifteo Cubes On Bloomberg – And Available Now!
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
Last week Bloomberg did a nice short piece on Sifteo. I’m always intrigued on how mainstream media presents new innovations like Sifteo in a five minute segment. If you follow our investments, you know that one of our core themes is Human Computer Interaction. My Investments HCI human computer interaction sifteo
HEARPRENEUR [Media] Monday Morning Motivation: Gary Vaynerchuk Talk
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Gary Vaynerchuk of Vayner Media breaks down entrepreneurship and tech investing in blunt terms. This motivational post is for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to start their week off on the right foot. Gary The Takeaways. “I do not believe you can teach entrepreneurship.” ” . People will overpay for it.”
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] A New Campus for Budding Engineers and Entrepreneurs in New York
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
Cornell Tech, NYU''s Center for Urban Science and Progress, Columbia University''s Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering, and Carnegie Mellon University''s Integrative Media Program will collectively generate $33.2 Cornell Tech will build the sprawling campus on the East River''s Roosevelt Island.
SMALL BUSINESS FORCE [Media] Do You Know How Your Customers Really Feel and What They Are Really Saying About You?
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
Because, unless all your customers are very active in social media, you aren't going to even scratch the surface of understanding how your customer base really feels. If not, why not? Most entrepreneurs assume that they have happy customers. And, of course, every entrepreneur wants his customer to love his product and his company.
THE STARTUP LAWYER [Media] Startup Weekend Dallas November 18th – 20th
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Your ticket covers smeals, snack, access to exclusive resources from global sponsors, a book from O’Reilly Media and all the coffee you can drink. The 5th edition of Startup Weekend Dallas will be held at the Gravity Centre in Plano, Texas next weekend (November 18-20, 2011). Get your tickets here: [link]. version of our site. Startup Lawye
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] What's Your Business Resolution for Next Year?
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
We would learn about an opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in a media outlet or publication and react by scrambling to author a great piece at the last minute. The founders and CEOs explain what they''re planning to change or improve about their business in the coming year. Like what? Read on for inspiration.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] How to Write a Market Analysis
| MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
You can use online surveys or social media to gather feedback about buying habits, needs, and other psychographic information. Once you start selling, will people start buying? Analyze your market to find out. The market analysis is one of the most important parts of any startup strategy. What is a Market Analysis? Target market. Projections.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Arctic15 Supports European Startups To Grow With Startup Sesame
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015
Five selected companies will win free access and several perks – for example free or special rate on exhibition, possibility to pitch or social media coverage – to Webrazzi Summit (21–22.10.2015) , Slush (11-12.11.2015) , Pioneers Festival (24-25.5.2016), Arctic15 (2-3.6.2016), Challengers (17-18.6.2016) and Tech Open Air (15-17.7.2015).
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Live From Garage48 Or How To Prototype Your Idea in 48 Hours
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
Save Print Media - Trying to save the print media? Garage48 is at it again, creating the next batch of exciting prototypes in just 48 hours. Over the course of two years they have gone through 600 ideas, 200 working prototypes and already three teams secured funding from SeedCamp: Campalyst , Mightyfingers and Qminder. Seriously.
ROB GO [Media] The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community (Fall 2013 Edition)
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
40 to Follow on Social Media (This isn’t a list of the “best” investors and entrepreneurs, but the folks who are consistently creating good social media content and are active in the community.). Labor Day is over, time to get to work! Boston is a great place to start and build a company. The Grand-daddy. Next major event? Free wifi.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] How to Network When Meeting New People Is Your Biggest Fear
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Or start online; connect with influencers on social media, write about them and send them a link, offer them something for free, or contact them via email with an interesting offer you have in mind. Does networking make you nervous? You can learn to overcome this fear. tips for making networking as painless (and productive) as possible: 1.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] What 16 Successful People Read in the Morning
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
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.
CONVERSIONXL [Media] How Responsive Design Boosts Mobile Conversions
| FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
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.
STEVE BLANK [Media] Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 1
| MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
Team Narrative Mind is trying to determine how to use data mining, machine learning, and data science to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media (think ISIS). We just had our first Hacking for Defense class and the 8 teams have hit the ground running. Hacking for Defense: Class 1. It’s a natural mistake.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Lean Marketing Tips: Public Speaking
| SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
PR can come in many flavors: media coverage, social media traffic, events, stunts, and (wait for it) public speaking engagements. When building a company, marketing is everything. We often think of marketing as advertising, but in lean marketing that is only one component of an effective plan. Stick with what you know. Get it? Got it?
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] Why product now trumps distribution – a framework
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
There’s Amazon, Trustpilot and others with their reviews, MoneySupermarket and the other price comparison sites for many financial services products, and, in their own way, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Hat tip to Ben Thompson of Stratechery for the inspiring this post with his article on Selling feelings. He was right.
- [Media] Why the World Doesn't Need Another News Reader App
As the traditional media business contracts--newspaper revenue is declining at a 4.2 And as more media brands push towards an aggregation model, readers are growing weary of them. For some entrepreneurs, the decline of the traditional media model represents an opportunity to rethink media--and rightly so. Facebook has 1.1
THE PRODUCT GUY [Media] Product Pricing in Product Management
| MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Aditya Bhelande, lead a conversation around “Product Pricing”. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Cindy F.
STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED [Media] Your Guide to the Complete Lean Startup Conference Program
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
At your request, we’ve brought in speakers from all kinds of organizations --including young companies, Fortune 500s, mission-driven orgs, and government, and they create websites, apps, games, hardware, consumer goods, social services, media products and more. But other than that, it’s all there. That’s no accident. Workshops. Office Hours.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Beware the CMO Who Can Do It All
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
The list of qualifications are miles long and reach for the stars: “Must leverage full suite of marketing channels including Digital/Social Media.” Looking for the perfect CMO? Turns out, your expectations might be a little unreasonable. Here''s what you should expect from a CMO. How do I know?
- [Media] A Summer Plan for Unemployed New Grads
there are designers, retail stores, ecommerce companies, fashion media, PR, investors and analysts, manufacturers, etc. 10) Start organize or offer to help someone else organize an industry professional group of somekind--the Fashion PR Meetup, the Young Media Buyers Meetup, or the Up and Coming Traders Meetup. Ok, let’s see.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Aspiro Signs Deal With Google's Widevine DRM
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
The whitelabel media streaming service, Aspiro , has signed a deal with Google's Widevine DRM for studio approved DRM-solutions for Video OTT-services. This comes as good news for media companies, as it seems the streaming services are used mostly for sports broadcasts. In 2010, Widevine was acquired by Google
HUNTER WALKER [Media] Disrupt Your Industry With Love, Not Contempt
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
Two twentysomething NBC News rising stars but felt to the core of their bones that traditional media was underserving their generation and any other busy professional who wanted to stay in the know. “You ever notice how the first slide in any pitch deck these days is ‘[industry] IS BROKEN?’” What do most people do?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How I Built My Company With Grassroots Marketing
| TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
We hand delivered products for sampling to local family and parenting media. Grass roots and social media are the foundations of our marketing. How Happy Family became the second fastest-growing food company in the U.S. by tapping into a network of moms. There was no money for advertising. We were forced to get creative.
VERSION ONE VENTURES [Media] Mobile is eating the web
| MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
Luke Wroblewski speaks about this in a great talk (discussion of shift from one media to another begins around 10:30). It’s an entirely new form of media that’s unique to itself. Marc Andreesen famously said that “ software is eating the world.” Now it looks like mobile is eating the web. Every new medium needs a new way of thinking.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Media] End of the Android Road: Why I got an iPhone
| MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
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.