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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013
    [Media] 7 Reasons to Network Like a Dog
    firm Media Connect , and he nicely shared Daisy''s smart networking skills. 'Serious about networking? Then go at it like a pit bull. Learn 7 tips from the real experts. Most business people regularly do some form of networking. You meet people; you pass out a few business cards; and you maybe follow up here or there. Sorry.) Like this post?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Media] Ghosts of the Google Graveyard
    It's fair to say that Buzz was one of Google's biggest disasters, both because of its legal issues, as well as tepid response from media. These are the spirits of innovation past: 11 products and services that Google axed. Not everything Google touches turns to gold. Here are the 11 most infamous product kills.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] How to Attract and Retain Customers :: Small Business Marketing.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] The Hierarchy of Getting The Important Stuff Done
    Related Posts: Effective Planning Is About What to Leave Out Social Media Hierarchy Revisted Make It Your Year of Getting More Done How To Stay Focused On What’s Important Successful Marketing Requires Behavior Change. The Hierarchy of Getting The Important Stuff Done This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] The Power of Storytelling – Neal Baer of Law and Order SVU
    Nael talked about many things but the highlight of the talk was the power of storytelling ( especially on the mainstream media ). Kavitha and I had an opportunity to listen to Neal Baer ( Producer of Law & Order SVU ) at IDEO recently. The surveys were conducted before the show, 1 week after the show and 6 weeks after the show. Author.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Win Every Sale with Visual Thinking
    This is easy if you are selling something like a bicycle but it's not always easy if we're selling a social media service, for instance, or a branding campaign. Is your product or service a coveted diamond or a chunk of coal? See the forest for the trees by following one author's inventive process. a management-consulting firm. His solution?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Media] Why Going Green Means Big Business in the Construction Industry
    The design earned Project Frog accolades and extensive media coverage, and the company landed deals with schools and healthcare providers. 'Gone are the days of green building being a niche market. Today, it''s a big business that''s the future of the construction industry. Editor''s Note: This article is part of Inc.''s According to the U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Productivity@Work Resource: An Easy Way to Build Your Online Presence
    media album to store, showcase, and organize your pictures and videos. If the core of your online presence is your website, Comcast Business Class makes creating one a snap. Even if you’re not selling products online, having a website will impact potential customers’ decision to do business with you.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Small Business Marketing Pillars
    About Patrick Giammarco: I’m a marketing consultant and digital technology and Social Media coach. Enjoy this guest post from Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Patrick Giammarco. photo credit: Sam Beebe, Ecotrust via photopin cc. It’s no secret. These are challenging times for small businesses. Who is your Ideal Client?
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Media] New Investment Fun Looks to Find Innovation from Within Higher Ed | Campus as Market
    The fund, whose two biggest investors are the media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG and the University of Texas Investment Management Company, is focused on stimulating “innovation from within the academy,” rather than competing with it from the outside, David Figuli, a lawyer and partner in University Ventures, said in an interview Monday.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Will Facebook Remain Relevant?
    In Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg , social media innovator at Intel, Ekaterina Walter outlines how 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized the Internet and why he may continue to do so. Marketing podcast with Ekaterina Walter. So, is the future of Facebook a sure one?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] 5 Steps to Becoming More Marketable
    Promote Yourself has a guide to the major social media channels that you should use. 'Enhance your career by bolstering your current skills and developing new ones. The world of work is changing fast, leaving a wake of frightening uncertainty that''s especially daunting for those of you early in your careers. Which leads me to the next point.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] 5 Things Zombies Have Taught Me About Business
    Cut back that spend you have for traditional advertising and reinvest it into a new social media strategy. Grrr Arrrgh. At first glance, zombies give the appearance of mindless, flesh-eating creatures from nightmares everywhere and well, they are. But what you might not have realized is what zombies can teach us about small business. Brains!
  • WHITETAIL SOFTWARE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
    [Media] Pre-Launch Marketing
    Social Media. Social Media Network. 'I’m thinking a lot about pre-launch for Keepify these days and I thought I’d organize it all here. There are a lot of different ways to try to collect traffic, attention, etc. Some of it is more effective before launching that others. Much of it depends on your product and market. Video.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2010
    [Media] Cracking The Code: A Quick & Funny Summary of AdTech
    Popular Media: the key to viral marketing. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Sunday, November 07, 2010. Quick & Funny Summary of AdTech. love this video: everything you need to know about online advertising! Posted by Philippe Botteri. 11:11 AM.
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011
    [Media] A Call to Action: Why Venture Capitalists Must Pay Attention to the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC)
    Security: Organizations should protect PII (in all media) through appropriate security safeguards against risks such as loss, unauthorized access or use, destruction, modification, or unintended or inappropriate disclosure. Privacy advocates should find more reasons to cheer for the NSTIC than to fear it.  Share and Enjoy
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Advice for the Advisors
    Mention them in your social media outlets.  Many startups have advisors.  Most waste the opportunity that advisors provide , because they do not consider why exactly they want advisors in the first place.  There are also things that startups advisors could use advice on.  Specify the appropriate level of involvement and the time commitment. 
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
    [Media] The #1 Goal of Your Website
    Social media routes (including blogging) are all fantastic avenues for building an audience. Email should be your first goal, with social media approaches coming once you have this cornerstone cemented in place. Photo by Daquella Manera. This post is an adaptation of a portion of my 2010 Business of Software talk. Unfollow.
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] @altgate » Blog Archive » Outsourcing For Startups
    Better to do personal outreach to blogs/local media. You can also get to know local media easily, they’re at the same events you are and generally speaking are very approachable. The presentation was on outsourcing generally, not just software engineering and the audience was very early stage companies (some yet to be founded). Legal.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Media] 50 Great Ways To Use QR Codes In The College Classroom
    Connect on social media. QR codes were first created by Toyota to track vehicles in manufacturing, offering a small barcode that can be quickly decoded. That was 1994, and now, almost 20 years later, QR code technology is experiencing a revival — but not in the automotive industry. Contact. Vcards. Office availability. Polls and feedback.
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] Crowdfunding Bill Stuck in the Senate
    In early November, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelming passed the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act , a crowdfunding bill which permits startups to offer and sell securities via crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or social networking sites like Facebook. 
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] Why does Gmail hate newsletters? cc @gmail @danprimack @mailchimp
    If you're going to bother having a social media presence, you can't just let customer complaints go unchecked. For 78 straight weeks, my " This Week in the NYC Innovation Community Newsletter " enjoyed industry leading metrics. Near 40% opens, almost 15% clickthroughs, and almost 4,000 subscribers. disappeared. apparently it's pointless.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] Lessons From 5 Company Blogs Actually Worth Reading
    Ask us nicely on Facebook or Twitter," which just keeps engagement on social media rolling. 'Plenty of companies have blogs. The question is, does anyone read them? Here''s how the good blogs get readers--and keep them coming back. smartly-executed company blog is a valuable asset. Smartly executed" are the operative words, however. But no.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012
    [Media] Want to Get Noticed? Grab People’s Attention and Don’t Let Go!
    This means taking the time to build and maintain a social media presence, making it easy to contact you from your website, and being responsive. It’s increasingly difficult for marketers to stand out in the crowd. There is so much competition, and people are bombarded from all directions by pleas for their attention. Be Personal. Be Unique.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Media] Mass Relevance Launches with Funding
    Legendary venture investor and General Partner at Austin Ventures John Thornton told us, “Social content has tremendous potential to drive a new level of consumer engagement on media, entertainment and retail properties – but the market needs a startup with expertise in both social and enterprise tech in order turn the promise into reality.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
    [Media] How Smart Leaders Manage Uncertain Times
    Over the past fifteen years, thanks to the Internet and social media, the business world has seen an unprecedented rate of change. 'If one thing is certain, times are uncertain. Still, everyone wants a path to success. Here Inc. columnists share tips to create stability in this constantly changing world. Jim Collins, this week''s Inc.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Media] crowdSPRING’s Twitter Roundup For Small Business
    These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship , small business, leadership, social media , marketing , and more! Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Guide to Online Marketing Tools – [link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] A (Modest) Defense of Foursquare
    'One of Silicon Alley''s staples is in the media doghouse. billion sale of Tumblr--Silicon Alley''s other grown-up-ish Silicon Alley social-media start-up--as one point of envy for Foursquare employees. Here''s what we shouldn''t forget about the check-in pioneer as it grows up. Foursquare is four years old. The piece points to the $1.1
  • DAVID SILVERMAN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
    [Media] What the CEO of Leslie Fay Learned from His Company's Bankruptcy
    The business media made reports critical of outsourcing (when they had previously been pressing Leslie Fay for ever-greater profits). This is part of a series of stories from CEOs about the most life-changing events in their careers. Sometimes the result was promotion to the upper reaches of business, and sometimes a steep fall from grace.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] How Much Transparency Is Too Much?
    To some extent social media has forced organizations to be more transparent, because they no longer had the luxury of hiding behind press releases and company spokespersons. 'How Much Transparency Is Too Much? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Marketing podcast with Pat Flynn.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Media] Beyond SEO: How To Bring People To A Business Site
    Here are some more suggestions for making a website site more attractive: Social Media, Used Strategically. common tactic is combining that with linking up with an influential social media site or personality for additional promotion. 'by Aaron Hollobaugh, VP of Marketing & Communications at Hostway Corporation. Try PPC Campaigns.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Media] Five Essential Clauses No Employee Handbook Should Be Without
    Social Media Policies. With social media continuing to make strides in business environments, employers must decide how to handle professional accounts. 'by Rob Wilson, CEO of Employco USA. It’s a crucial part of running a business that can greatly help diminish legal issues. Anti-Discrimination Policies. Digital Property.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] Blaming Angels and VCs for Choosing is Like Blaming Up for Down
    ” The media, when pitched a startup story, is interested in who funded the venture. I was happily reading Sramana Mitrea’s  The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs on Read/Write Web, agreeing with every detail, when I ran into a snag. It’s in italics in this quote from Sramana’s post. ” And entrepreneurs? This is wrong.
  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] How to choose the right design agency for your startup
    Do you need help with your social media strategy? 'Before joining Google, Mike Buzzard founded Cuban Council, a world-class design agency that worked with clients like Google, NASA, Francis Ford Coppola, Facebook, Zynga, Tom Waits, BBC, and Evernote. John Zeratsky. Our startup needs design help. What do you need? Do you need a logo?
  • 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?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Helsinki-based Applifier acquired by Unity
    Applifier''s main product is Everyplay, a tool to allow players to record gameplay to share with friends on social media or Youtube. It was 6:00 AM in San Francisco, and the news just broke that his company, Applifier , had been acquired by Unity , the game engine. Laakkonen woke up about two minutes before we gave him a ring. says Laakkonen.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Media] Real Unfair Advantages
    Chris Brogan commands $22,000 for a single day of consulting in an industry (social media marketing) where all the information you need is already online and free. This is Part 2 of the series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches.??? What if someone copies your awesome business idea? How can I answer this question? Like what?? P.P.S.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Is Facebook Advertising Getting Too Expensive For Startups?
    Sofanatics , the Finnish social sports media startup, has decided to quit advertising on Facebook for the time being, citing increased costs and lower conversion rates as the main factors behind the rather radical decision. For Sofanatics, the price of Facebook advertising has risen 50% during this year. Talk about honesty towards your users.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Remote Teams to Work Together
    At LKR Social Media they use Yammer for water cooler conversation, iDoneThis to keep everyone in the loop on work status, Google Hangout for video conferencing, Skype for one-on-one calls, PB Works as an internal Wiki, and Wrike for structured conversation about projects." What’s behind this seeming contradiction?
  • 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.) Ten apps you should be using--or, at the very least, learning from. Does that spell trouble for Google revenues? Probably not. Others might say it bolsters spontaneity!
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] Why founders should never sacrifice company culture
    'Anthony Del Monte is the CEO and founder of  Squeaky Wheel Media , a Web design and development agency based in NYC, as well as the co-founder of  IHadCancer.com , one of the first social-networking sites for cancer survivors, fighters and supporters. Twelve years later, this remains the same. However, as expected, it comes with a cost.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Media] If You Had to Work For Someone, Who Would It Be?
    This media personality has been ranked both as the richest African American and the most influential woman in the world. Let us know by filling out Inc.'s 2013 'Pick the Best Boss of All' Brackets. If You Had to Work For Someone, Who Would It Be? If you couldn't work for yourself, who would you choose as your boss? So who would you choose?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Publishing Platform Dimcos Leaps Abroad: Major Partnership with Latvian Book Giant
    The company provides new, as well as experienced, writers a place to publish and sell their productions in an interactive platform that supports social media visibility. What makes Dimcos appealing is its wide array of functionality for both readers and publishers coupled with social media recommendation options. Laiho adds.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The Right Tool For The Job
    The right tools can help empower your social media efforts , and can also help you launch your company for less than $1,500. 'A few days ago, my son and I replaced an old, leaky faucet in our laundry room. We planned on 90 minutes, but we ran into a problem and ended up spending more than four hours to replace the faucet. Working Remote.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneur Questions Answered
    PR: PR is mostly a matter of finding an interesting "hook" that the media finds exciting. Figure out what a listener of the nightly news would find interesting about your product, and use that to pitch multiple media sources. What's the best way to cost-effectively increase awareness of our products as we expand into other markets?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
    [Media] Walk Like an Egyptian
    And while the concept of Tunisia and Egypt being ‘Twitter” revolutions is over-stated, it is true that easy media connectivity has greatly accelerated organized action on long-held social and political discontents. It is this speed and momentum that is most exhilarating. No, it is far easier and more sustainable than that. But au contraire!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
    [Media] It's Time to Stamp out the Bull
    “We are drowning in partisan rhetoric that is just true enough not to be a lie; in industry-sponsored research; in social media''s imitation of human connection; in legalese and corporate double-speak," he told the graduating class of Pitzer College. 'Our culture has reached "peak BS," political operative Jon Lovett told grads.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] How Ideas Gain Traction
    People don''t get initially excited--especially in the media--about the concepts," he tells Butman. 'Just as important as the idea itself is the entrepreneur behind it--and the skill, passion, and effort she provides. So far, the Foundation has funded 829 projects. In other words, it has granted $829,000.) It''s coming from a helpful place.
  • KEVIN DEWALT  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
    [Media] Boston Tragedy & Why Entrepreneurs Do What We Do
    A year later he founded Buzzient , a company that provides Social Media Analytics & Social CRM services. Tim was contacted by many media outlets for interviews including The New York Times and Bloomberg on how his startup provides expertise and information to law enforcement. Entrepreneurs Helping the World Makes a Great Story.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Media] Maintaining Your Motivation as a Maverick
    Once eBooks starting taking off, for example, we were one of the few resources people could easily find – and one of the few quality sites the media could point to. People hate change. The marketplace is no different – since it’s made up of people, it’s just as resistant to the unproven as anything else. Overcoming Challenges.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
    [Media] 750 Words on Caring
    Participating in the social media community. My growing issue with social media and our community is that so many people are not in the community for the community. I hate the line “community is about caring.&#. mean, I love Gary who popularized the line. If you care about your community, participate in it. Its not about caring.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010
    [Media] Author’s Journey #19: Create an online hub for marketing your book
    Your blog will also require integration with today’s social marketing media, so content added to your blog will be automatically replicated on FaceBook , LinkedIn , and Twitter. This is sheer lunacy. There’s no reason for it! How blogs have changed. Today’s blogs are light years ahead of their predecessors. Store. Testimonials. Contact.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Growth Rate Slows
    The Facebook IPO frenzy has faded, but the social media site and its founder are still making news. In other news, rumors buzz around The Fancy after Mark Zuckerberg appears to have created an account. Here are a few of the latest headlines: Facebook's user growth rate in the U.S. is slowing. Roughly 71% of Internet users in the U.S.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
    [Media] Survey Share: An Eight Year Old New Startup | The Startup Cafe.
    That was before social media was a buzzword – word about SurveyShare spread by word of mouth. also want to use social media to keep track with my own users and their needs. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. Eight years is a long time! Enjoyed this?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Media] Jive Software Moves Ahead With IPO
    On Wednesday, Salesforce.com launched software that helps companies create online marketing campaigns, and helps them analyze and act on conversations happening on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. The social networking software company--a perennial on the Inc. 5000--is seeking to raise as much as $117 million. It will sell 8.33
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Media] Expanding To Asia: 5 Tips For Tackling the World’s Largest Market
    Thanks to the global nature of business and social media, it’s highly likely that potential interested partners in Asia may actually find you before you find them. 'by  Jay Eum, co-founder and Managing Director of  TransLink Capital. After all, more of the world’s population lives within the Asian Ring than outside it. 3: Know what to expect.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Media] Want a new job but don’t want to alert your current boss? Hire My Friend may well be for you
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Media] Why You Need to Stop, Collaborate and Listen
    At my e-mail marketing company, VerticalResponse , we recently launched a new version of our e-mail and social media product. 'One of the best gifts your customers can give you is their honest, open feedback. But how easy do you make it for your customers and your teams to give and get that feedback? I''m guessing not so easy. Awesome!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Media] What If You Needed to Fire Yourself?
    Social Media Training Course Beta Testers Needed This whole social media thing for small business can be. 'What If You Needed to Fire Yourself? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing I had an interesting conversation with one of the most dynamic free agent entrepreneurs I know.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Media] Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design
    social media. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteHack. Archives. Twitter. Facebook. Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design. By Travis Sheppard / May 10, 2012 06:05 AM / View Comments. Tweet. Step 1: The Plan.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Classroom Kindle with Big Brother Control One-Ups iPad
    Content distribution, social media and purchase blockades, password protection, document sharing; there couldn’t be a more teacher-friendly checklist. Interesting post:  Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom , on Gizmodo. I’ve been following ebooks and textbooks for more than 10 years now, expecting disruption. Damn. .
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [Media] AOL's Tim Armstrong Played the Blame Game and Lost
    'Blaming others is never a good strategy for media relations, nor is it good for employee morale. For instance, an article by Deanna Fei, one of the babies'' mothers'', about the experience has garnered over 65,000 social media shares. Think about how this will play out in the media. What Armstrong said : "We had a $7.1
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Succeed in 2013
    That means high quality relevant content, a user-friendly interface, and an integrated search and social media effort. We asked some of the brightest entrepreneurs we know what it's going to take to make money next year. Read on to find out which advice you ought to steal. It just means 'not right now.' Pair them up. Two words: Fire yourself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] Scaling Too Fast Can Tank Your Business
    The beauty of emerging social media marketing is that it is based on these "pull" techniques, and can be both impactful and cost effective. 'Too many growth businesses try to scale before they are ready. You''re better off creating enormous value for a few customers first. But scaling a business too soon is a surefire way to tank it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [Media] Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Failed Pitches, Acqhires & Strategy
    But in New York, “Tech is like the fifth coolest thing behind finance, fashion, media, and music,” Crowley said. Dennis Crowley opened up about what it takes to run a successful start-up and the state of the start-up scene. If Dennis Crowley wasn't the CEO of Foursquare, he'd probably be a snowboarding instructor. ”
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
    [Media] Weird eHow Web spam
    X-Powered-By: ASP.NET So I'm inclined to believe these domains are actually powered by eHow, which isn't too surprising since eHow is owned by Demand Media. fnboelwein.com redirects to [link] As does bankofelgin.com. If you actually go to the link, you get this message at the top: Hi There! We think we might have what you're looking for.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Move over #SoMoLo � it's time for #SoMoLoClo
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Move over #SoMoLo … it’s time for #SoMoLoClo. After some frustrating searching for SoMoLo, I think the earliest reference I could find is in 2010. So goodbye SoMoLo, hello SoMoLoClo! Email This BlogThis!
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Lean Analytics: The Best Numbers for Non-Tech Companies
    The simple reality is that with cloud computing, prototyping, social media, and other recent tools, the cost of trying something out is now vanishingly small. 'Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. Analytics spark more questions and discussion than almost any other aspect of the Lean Startup method. Join us there
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Media] Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: What I've Learned
    'The captain of the world''s most ubiquitous social media platform talks leadership, disruption, and why he follows Mia Farrow. There are certain things you’d expect of the CEO of the fastest growing, most disruptive, 140-character communications platform in the world. And you’d expect him to be surprised by nothing.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Media] Process Makes Perfect When Completing An IT Project On Time And In Budget
    Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. 'by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok) Wouldn’t it be nice if all of your IT projects ran with assembly line-like precision and maximum efficiency? How will you keep me involved?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] The Secret to Winning a Start-up Competition
    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.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] “Me-too” products are fine
    We do experiment with “revolutionary” products as well – a media-streaming service, social apps, we even wrote a plugin for Spotify just for kicks… And trust me, it’s much easier to launch the “innovative” stuff when you already have a “me-too” product background. “Innovate!”
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Media] How To Pick The Right Idea For Your Startup
    Make something that entertains: Music, gaming, video, and media companies entertain. The following is a guest post by Kapil Kale, co-founder of GiftRocket , a Y Combinator-backed gift card company. Kapil usually blogs here. As a current startup founder, one of the most common questions I get is how to come up with a good startup idea.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Media] The Value of a Twitter Follower
    There is a lot of information asymmetry in social media. by Puja Ramani and Sampada Telang What we learned from applying the life time value analysis as well as engagement funnel analysis techniques for Twitter: Our goal was to estimate the value of a Twitter follower for various publishers on Twitter. Summary of key learnings 1.1
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Helistin.fi Hacked, Intoloop Kids' Baby Book Unaffected
    Helistin.fi , a Finnish media property owned by Darwin Media, was hacked last night. According to reports, all user credentials were shared online. The site holds a popular bulletin board for young parents as well as a baby book service offered by the Finnish startup Starduck Studios. remains unaffected by the hacking.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] Lessons from Amazon: How Well Do You Know Your Customers?
    The more people that interact with you—through your site, social media, blog, salespeople, etc.—the You already know how to divide your audience into broad groups. Now it's time to create unique individual targeting. What do Pandora, Netflix, and Amazon all have in common? All three are world-class "segmenters." Brilliant. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Why Apple Really Acquired Topsy
    Apple raised an eyebrow or two Monday, confirming to The Wall Street Journal that it had acquired Topsy, a social media analytics firm that monitors conversation and sentiment on Twitter, for a reported $200 million. 'The tech giant spent a reported $200 million to acquire a social analytics start-up. Here''s why.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Media] Page Speed: Why It’s a Big Tool in Your Page Ranking
    Make sure all media files are optimized to the web. By now, you’ve heard of the importance of SEO for business owners. Get a high page rank, and your business can be easily found on search engines sites, especially the mammoth, Google. But have you heard the new ways Google is deciding these search engine rankings? If a site loads in 2.9
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Media] Gruvi Enters UK, Attracts Fans For 'Bad Teacher'.
    Their focus on film industry came as a result of Ben's observation that film marketing budgets began shifting heavily in the direction of social media. Gruvi's approach of guiding fans from content discovery to booking movie tickets within the most popular social media is ingeniusly simple. Their focus at the moment is film industry.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How to Harness the Power of We
    Think about all the key areas: not just accounting and finance, technology, sales and marketing, communications, operations and strategy, but graphic design, social media and creativity. 'Collaborations can bring your business into entirely new territories--if they''re done right. As entrepreneurs we are used to being our own one-stop-shop.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] Connect Your Phone To TV Through Browser-Based Pult.io
    Pult has a team of five people with backgrounds in media and telecom, and had met by working together with someone from the team in previous projects. Co-founder Andrus Raudsalu was previously the CEO of Delfi-- a big internet media company in the Baltics. A new Estonian company that should be one to watch is Pult.io. Period.".
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Anatomy of a good landing page « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    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 trackback Both virality and direct response advertising are areas where getting the details right are critical.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] 7 Steps to Turbo-Charge Your Efficiency
    If you spend 30 minutes a day on social media and instant messaging that adds up to two and a half hours per week. One hundred and thirty hours equates to over three 40-hour work weeks you are spending on social media and chatting online per year. We all want more time. But how do you get it? Efficiency. Here’s how: 1. Delegate.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Media] The Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Food Truck Business
    Both Fellows and Tona use social media to let people know where to find them. 'The food truck craze is sweeping the nation. From thriving cities to rural downtown areas, food-on-wheels is the hip new trend. It’s not just drawing a new crowd of eat-on-the-street customers, it’s bringing in big bucks too. Its twin city, St. Go in with a plan.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Media] [Competition] Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013
    “With Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013, Samsung is going to boost (the) mobile ecosystem,” said Won-Pyo Hong, President and Head of Samsung Electronics Media Solution Center. In addition, final winners will be assessed by Samsung Venture Investment for funding potential.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
    [Media] ZLango Becomes Lango, Revisualizes Mobile Messaging
    Available for both iOS and Android devices, users can easily enhance words and phrases with images – depicting emotion, humor and self-expression – in both texting and social media updates. The proliferation of mobile messaging applications has pretty much taken the world by storm.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Protect Before You Connect! Simple Precautions To Avoid Online Personal Privacy Disaster
    Like it or not, Facebook and other social media are now able to track and record your exact interests. One way to do that is to review the privacy settings on every social media site you participate in and adjust the setting to maximize your protection against unwanted intrusion. Don’t Daisy Chain Your Social Media Accounts.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] [Interview] Imaginary Friends Studios (Is More Real Than You Think)
    After graduating from Nanyang Polytechnic with a diploma in digital media design, I have spent a year in Tokyo working for the game company tri-Ace/Square-Enix, and then set up IFS with my current partners. Tell us a little about yourself. Stanley Artgerm Lau: I am a co-founder and creative director of IFS. It was really crazy! Gradually
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Media] Is Your Customer Communication Up to Par?
    Whether you place a TV ad, use social media, or market in places your customers frequent, you want to be sure you know where and how to reach them. by David Greer. In every business, communication is imperative. There is a need to communicate with clients, suppliers, partners, investors and most importantly customers. Be Relevant.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Media] [Review] The 4-Hour Workweek
    Here, one is urged to get rid of the obsolete option of time management and to find ways of increasing one’s productivity by cultivating selective ignorance, developing a low information diet (especially relevant in the age of social-overwhelming-clutter-media), interrupting interruptions (e.g. How does he do it? E)limination.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
    [Media] [Event] DEMO Asia: Is Being Female A Handicap?
    Despite that, all three founders agree that being female has helped them stand out, giving them more media attention. by Elisha Tan, founder of Learnemy. Seeing all the pitches at the recent DEMO Asia , it’s not difficult to see there were only a handful of female founders around. No, all three founders echoed. Being Female Helps.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [Media] I Don't Know
    If you know social media marketing is the best way to market to your target segment, say, low-tech, late-majority, senior citizens — hey, more power to you! Market By Numbers on Twitter | Entries RSS | Comments RSS Market By Numbers High-Tech Marketing and Customer Development Home What is Customer Development? Am I being hyperbolic?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
    [Media] The Trend Towards Lean Startups :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Accelerate Your Startup Understanding the Most Fundamental Shift in Marketing Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Creating Customer Bliss Are You Making Evil Plans? Practical Tips for Gett.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways You Discourage Customers From Buying
    It may seem like a good idea to make the customer create an account, collect social media information, or ask questions about what led the customer to the site. The relationship between buyers and sellers has changed. In the process, these four tactics have become major turn-offs. They want to be educated and assisted, not sold. Not so.
  • 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. Focus on design or choose the right technology. Create gorgeous visual presentation.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] What to Leave In, What to Leave Out :: Small Business Marketing.
    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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Media] What Greek Startups Can Teach the World
    At DWEN, the words of Lakshmi Pratury, the founder of Ixoraa Media , really struck me: “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.”. Inspired by Riots. Whitehill is founder of Entrepreneur Week , the Greek version of which was inspired by riots protesting the country’s austerity moves. Check the P-List.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] 4 Tricks for Better Customer Service
    Whirlpool's Maytag: Get Smarter About Social Media Twitter and Facebook have made it possible for customers to be more vocal and far-reaching with their opinions. From Amazon to Lego to Zappos, plenty of big corporations have won kudos for their personal touch. Here's how you can steal their best ideas. With customers, it's similar," he says.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Media] 10 Secrets of Successful Crowdfunding - From Scott Steinberg
    It’s imperative prior to hitting the launch button that you’ve done your research, you’ve plotted a marketing campaign, you’ve got your social media tools lined up, you know who your audience is and how to reach them, and you have a working promotional plan for the entire duration of the campaign. It comes down to a sales pitch. StartUp 101
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Media] Can This Start-up Shake up the Art World?
    Customers can also freshen the art hanging on their walls and experiment with different artists, styles, and media. Consumers can already rent dresses, cars, and DVDs by the day. Why not fine art? Everyone wants nice things. The problem is, most people can't afford everything they want. Sometimes it's referred to as collaborative consumption.)
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