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VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] G+, Twitter and Tumblr are Biggest Losers
| THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011
Like a lot of people I started to use my Tumblr blog to share links with short text snippets that provided context, and I enjoyed the photo and video sharing which embeds the media blob rather than link to it. What it does harken is a form of arms race between the two companies that is ultimately good for users. Lastly a word about Circles.
STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS [Media] Security And Privacy Are Entrepreneur Opportunities
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
Young people naively enter their pictures and personal data for fun on social networking sites, ignoring constant feedback from the media that these are bad practices. Why is everyone so paranoid these days? My plea to entrepreneurs is to recognize these concerns as an opportunity, to make people’s life better, rather than stoke the fires.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] Brands are Lies
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
have been thinking a lot about the notion of brands lately, but what I have been focusing on is how the communications revolution we have been participating in, also known as social media technology, is thrusting forward a notion that companies and customers need a better way of talking to each other.
READWRITESTART [Media] How - And Why - Startups Should Hire Millennials
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
And they’re preparing for employment by “arming themselves with skills and educational training focused in technology and social media.” Schawbel’s study reports some of the most common job skills for Gen Y workers include blogging, social media optimization and writing press releases. It’s like a harmonic convergence. StartUp 101
FRED DESTIN [Media] Zoopla at seven – how focus and speed drive exceptional outcomes
| MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
always get concerned when I see a large commerce or digital media player without a strong tech component. I first invested in Zoopla in July 2007. At the time, a mere £500,000 to get the company going and back Simon Kain and Alex Chesterman in improving the real estate experience. million and a profit margin that is flirting with 50%.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] A Whole New Way to Measure Social Engagement
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
When Facebook unveiled a new suite of analytics tools last October, one of the biggest pieces of news was a number labeled Talking About This, which showed up on brands' pages right under the number of total Likes, where anybody could see it. A lot of social-media-expert head scratching ensued. There are Friends, and there are Friends. link].
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Developing a Business Plan for Strategic Growth
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
Pricing, products, promotion, messaging, channels, social media, support, lead generation—it’s all tactics. The business plan for strategic growth is one of my favorites because it’s about core business decisions, steps, metrics, and making things happen. It matches my vision of business planning as ongoing management and steering a business.
START UP BLOG [Media] It’s been nearly 10 years since I owned a phone
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
And while we all know it has impacted some obvious industries like news, media, music, mapping and photography to name a few, it is much more than that. I still have a device which I can use to make calls, but it’s not a phone. I and most other people these days have a globally interconnected super computer. And today, it is free.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Upworthy Unveils Plans to Produce Original Content
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015
The media site's new editorial director outlines her vision for Upworthy's future
- [Media] Unleashing the YouTube Inside of You
Another technique is using social media to share a short, attention-grabbing invitation to view your video link. You can leverage these techniques by inviting partners to share your videos with their mailing lists and social media networks. More viewers watched online video than TV in 2012, according to SundaySky. billion ads.
NON-LINEAR GROWTH [Media] Working with Friends
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
couple of years ago, Intel joined our syndicate at Crisp Media. Last week I wrote about the value of repeat relationships in the venture capital and private equity business. used the example of a portfolio company that recently raised capital from a firm we have worked with on a repeat-basis. On and up! Filed under: Payments , Portfolio.
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND [Media] When Lightening Strikes
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
For others it may be betting that magical "shout out" from a national thought leader or big time media outlet. Most entrepreneurs dream of that one big break. For some businesses it is getting the one big customer. Should you always walk through the door of opportunity that. the big break opens for you? Sometimes yes, but sometimes no.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] Governments or Social Networks?
| TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
The cynic in me believes that governments of all stripes desire to restrict and regulate the Internet precisely because they see the implications of an Internet that is socially empowering combined with a media landscape that is greatly emasculated and they feel threatened.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Review] Onward: How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing Its Soul
| SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
For those of us who are more social media inclined, Schultz reveals in the book how MyStarbucksIdeas.com came about from a discussion with Michael Dell – inspired by Dell’s own IdeaStorm.com – and shaped along by folks from Salesforce.com. The reason? Starbucks is not a coffee company that serves people. Highly recommended.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Duct Tape Marketing Updated, Revised and Alive
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
practical ways to get more from social media. Mike Stelzer, founder of Social Media Examiner. Duct Tape Marketing Updated, Revised and Alive This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. This week my publisher is releasing a totally revised and updated version of my first book Duct Tape Marketing. fusing online and offline tactics.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Small Business Saturday By the Numbers
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
But, according to retailers--and social media--Small Business Saturday is actually gaining traction. Consumers preferred big-box stores on Black Friday. American Express created Small Business Saturday in 2010 with a basic concept: If you build it, they will come. That's a possible $2,500,000 in free money.
SEED STAGE CAPITAL [Media] Deals Gone WIld (aka "What Drives Massive Startup Valuations?")
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
skip to main | skip to sidebar 11 January 2011 Deals Gone WIld (aka "What Drives Massive Startup Valuations?") A few months ago, I wrote a blog post on startup valuation that presented a table of normal or “typical price ranges for startups depending on the sector and stage of development, among other things. But what about the outliers?
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Four Steps to Launching an Email Marketing Campaign
| FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
To some, the idea is outdated and social media is considered king for appealing to customers and clients. Unlike social media and blogs, emails allow you to speak directly to a person. Four Steps to Launching an Email Marketing Campaign written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Jack Moreh. Conclusion.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Google's 10 Best Mobile Apps
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
This would be more exciting if more people were using Google+; at the moment you may be hard pressed to find any pals reviewing restaurants on Google's social media platform.) 4. Ten apps you should be using--or, at the very least, learning from. Does that spell trouble for Google revenues? Probably not. Take your pick.
- [Media] Smart Startups Think Global But Act Hyperlocal
When you extend this to include social media marketing, you can imagine that startups and small businesses are in fact at an advantage over their less flexible big brothers. Even though the world is getting smaller, due to easy global connectivity, people still feel alone if not well-connected locally. Geographic customization.
BRANDANEW [Media] How Much Content Marketing Does Your Brand Need?
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
Buffer’s research shows results for social media content and here’s what the numbers are: 5 posts per day on Pinterest. Unless you’ve discovered a gem with little or no competition, Content Marketing for your brands can be hard, purely because you’re competing with everyone. How do you scale up quickly?
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time
| THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
Related posts: Podcasting Makes You a Member of the Media Lots has been published about the value or hype of. Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing podcast with John Lee Dumas. Editorial. Program. Format – How long?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How to Seamlessly Merge Teams in Different Locations
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
Come Together We''ve got a bunch of folks who do social media and content marketing across our companies. They were all invited to Minnesota to the corporate headquarters for an annual social media summit. Here are some tips on how to navigate the first 90 days. So how to get people to start working together, leveraging and sharing?
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Send Share or Like Facebook Is Getting It Right
| MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
BRANDANEW [Media] 3 Brands Using Inspiring Mobile Storytelling Techniques
| MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
The tenets of storytelling remain the same, and yet it feels different with the media today. Digital convergence across media types and devices is necessary for a cohesive brand view. Brands are available not just on one, but multiple screens- from a large 60 inch TV set to a small mobile phone. What will you try next? million times.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Antonio Neves
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
After some research and adding an application process, I shifted my target audience to high-potential young professionals and entrepreneurs, many in the media industry. The founder and CEO of Thinqaction takes his start-up cues from a decade-long television career. News and covered commercial space exploration for PBS. TheAntonioNeves
WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM [Media] RWW Recommends: The Startup Toolkit
| TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
social media. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteStart. All Posts. Archives. Featured. White Papers. Case Studies. Twitter. Facebook. The channel is sponsored by TriNet. RWW Recommends: The Startup Toolkit. Tweet. Winner: BaseCamp.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 2 Tools to Turn Customers Into Cheerleaders
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
You can also integrate game campaigns across multiple channels, such as social media, email campaigns, website, your online store and more. Incentivizing current customers to buy more and bring in new business is a huge opportunity you can't miss. As a business, you're always trying to acquire new customers, which is essential. Pretty cool!
- [Media] The Perks of Being an Intern in Tech
Palantir Technologies These interns feast on chef-crafted meals, play in media rooms, and go outside for a pickup game of Frisbee. Interns at Google receive eye-popping salaries, but some tech start-ups offer much more. Check out some of their awesome perks. glittering resume no longer cuts it. Others offer little beyond busywork. massages.
BRANDANEW [Media] How To Sell Art And Build A Remarkable Brand
| FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
Invest in creating your brand presence online via your website and social media. This week, I attended an AADL (Ann Arbor District Library) event hosted by Steve Feinman, the Director of SCORE – a mentoring leader for small businesses. In particular, we had a crowd of artists from the region. dead shark in a pool. You : Who are you?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Video Start-up's Fast Track to Growth
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
With more than 200 employees, Kaltura has carved a niche for itself in three major verticals--enterprise, education, and media--as the premier platform for video integration. Kaltura, a New York-based video software platform, just raised $25 million in Series D funding. It's on target to become the next billion-dollar video company.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 4 Easy Ways to Lower Your Monthly Expenses
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
Social media marketing is a pivotal area you can’t afford to ignore. After all, every man and his dog has a Facebook or Twitter account in this day and age, and it doesn’t cost the earth to create your own social media accounts and start using these to connect with your audience. Fortunately, though, you don’t have to.
- [Media] 5 Ways to Vet an Incubator
So if it''s media or fashion, New York may win out over California. Not all incubators are created equal--and with more of them out there, you need to choose where you apply wisely. The age of the accelerator is officially upon us. Here is but a glimpse into the proliferation of start-up programs in the U.S. and Europe as reported by U.K.
STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS [Media] 10 Keys To Great Startup Encores Following An Exit
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
But there is no magic formula on how to bring these together a second time, but I did see some good insights on the parameters in a recent startup business parable, “ Endless Encores ,” by Ken Goldstein, who advises startups and has built corporations in technology, entertainment, media, and e-commerce. Startup successes are never perfect.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] How Oulu became a thriving startup ecosystem in 3 years
| THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and a dozen other International media hang out in Oulu to find out even more peculiar little startups that all have something new and interesting to show. Polar Bear Pitching was arranged last month for the first time, and it immediately gained major media coverage both in Finland as well as across the globe.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] Founders: Learning should be your top 2013 New Year’s resolution
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
Social media marketing for startups : How to use social to launch, position your messaging and get distribution. As we get closer to the New Year, the ritual of making resolutions begins and we all flock to the usual patterns: we want to to eat healthier, work out more, get promoted, or spend more time with our kids and family. Udacity.
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.
ALLEN'S BLOG [Media] allensblog: Spot the Hypocrisy
| SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
He absolutely should : (1) he did some really crummy things that, as a member of the House of Representatives, merit his resignation, (2) he lied to his wife, (3) he lied to his constituents, (4) he lied to the American public and media (although they're not his constituents). allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] A Life Lived Before Internet Time
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
I saw this week that longtime 60 Minutes essayist Andy Rooney is retiring, and predictably the comments that appeared on media sites ran the full spectrum of snark to insult. It is as if everyone born in the last 40 years forgets that a long life lived contains more than just what we know as most current about any person.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 5 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Growing
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
There is great probability your competition has put up its own social media pages. Running a small business is a daunting challenge. Statistically, less than 50 percent of small businesses are still operational after five years. Globalization has increased the level of competition and introduced more turmoil to the business environment.
TAFFY WILLIAMS [Media] Startup Blog: Don't Skimp on PR (by Liz Roop)
| FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
If it is important for your start-up to gain exposure through substantive media coverage, presentations, social media or any number of other non-paid communication channels, it is worth investing in a public relations agency with specific expertise in your industry. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Now what?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Randi Zuckerberg on Her Next Act
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
When asked what compelled her to launch Zuckerberg Media , her latest foray into the online video space, Zuckerberg replied, "When I looked around at the landscape, I saw you have all these companies investing more in original content, but there were very few places for makers, for content creators." Hollywood wants to see credibility
- [Media] How To Delegate More Effectively In Your Business
For example, non-computer types should consider delegating their social media, website, and SEO activities. For a few, delegating comes easily, maybe too easy. For others who are perfectionists, letting go of even the most trivial task is almost impossible. This means only about one manager in ten really knows how to empower others.
OCCAM'S RAZOR [Media] Excellent Analytics Tip #22: Calculate Return On Analytics Investment!
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Media Optimizations 2. Identifying which model to use to attribute credit for a single conversion across multiple media channels is immensely difficult. Analysts: Put up or shut up time! This blog is centered around creating incredible digital experiences powered by qualitative and quantitative data insights. Isn't it amazing?
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] Conversocial on CNBC talking social customer service
| THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
Conversocial has a SaaS product which enables companies (primarily retailers at this point) to service their customers over social media and their market is really starting to open up. Josh March, CEO of our company Conversocial was interviewed on CNBC yesterday, 4m video embedded below. Conversocial
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Weekend Favs September Fourteen
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
GetSignals – New social media monitoring tool from Hubspot – Chrome browser only. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. photo credit: Al_HikesAZ via photopin cc. Good stuff I found this week: Moasis – Location based flyer technology.
- [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?
- [Media] Rebecca Minkoff: Inspiration Is Closer Than You Think
Here''s how the fashion designer uses social media to stay close to customers. Much of our success is also based on the relationships we''ve established with customers on social media. With $35.7 million in revenue in 2011 and a three-year growth rate of 498 percent, Rebecca Minkoff earned the No. 706 spot on the 2012 Inc.
BRANDANEW [Media] Chaos Alert: A day in the Life of a Content Marketer
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
You’re officially a part of the content marketing world – the one that will nudge (sometimes, push) you to write creative copies every day, create editorial calendars, manage social media platforms, look into the inbound/ outbound marketing campaigns, make sure everything is set for SEO.and well, you get the drift. . The writer mode.
BRANDANEW [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.
BRANDANEW [Media] Building Your Brand Story: The Power of Asking The Right Questions
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
It’s not just for the consumers, or your social media fans, building a story starts from the point you decide that you will create a new Startup/ firm or launch a new product. Marketers Have you been struggling with how exactly you should tell the story of your brand? They need something that they can relate to. End of story.
BRANDANEW [Media] 5 Reasons Why Storytelling Works For Your Brands
| MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
And it didn’t stop with the film, when they didn’t win the Oscars, it had a viral moment of glory with a fabulous social media response! Well, who does not like a good story ? What we can never remember as dry theory can be easily etched in mind as a story. This is why we all love fiction (and hate text books). ad image via. 2.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Success: If You Define It, You Can Accomplish It
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
With our media and celebrity-heavy culture, it’s very, very common to see people unconsciously adopt a frame of reference that if they’re not famous, they’re not successful. Successful is not a word with a simple or self evident definition. Nothing, as long as first you define what it means to be successful. Intrigued?
- [Media] Take a Tip From Singapore
Food courts in America are bad things—owned by no one, with food that comes from nowhere," Bourdain said at a recent media lunch in New York City, sponsored by the Singapore Tourism Board. What can American businesses learn from Singapore's open-air markets? Anthony Bourdain explains. He contrasted chain-heavy U.S.
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.
- [Media] CrankyAds Founders Chat About Closing Their Startup, TED Talks, Planning Your Week Ahead And More
The plan is to talk about what we are working on in our businesses, what we are studying and learning, what events we attend and people we meet, as well as what is current in technology, social media, internet marketing and entrepreneurship. Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes. The first episode is now up and ready for you to listen to.
START UP BLOG [Media] What I noticed in 2013
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
Social media just is: It’s becoming a bit like general chit chat between any group of friends. A way of communicating. It might also be that my email address is mine, where social media has the who owns this data issue hanging over it. Business, political dn social activities are intertwined in technology as an organism.
STARTUPCFO [Media] Cracking the Top 10
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
So, if your company wants to hit it big time, you need to displace an app, service or media company that is currently in people’s top 10 lists. I joined Kiltr.com a professional social network for Scottish people (and people who just love the Scots) a few weeks ago. That, of course, is no small feat. These are all very large companies.
- [Media] 5 Sure Signs That a Good Startup is Going Bad
With today’s 24/7 flood of information and social media, the team expects to be constantly updated on what’s going on at the top. Most entrepreneurs start their company with the highest of ideals, and wouldn’t dream of building one with a culture of indifference or downright unethical behavior. Big bad investor interference. Marty Zwilling.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 12 Things a Small Business Owner Can Do to Get the Most Out of WordPress
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015
Tamar Weinberg is a professional hustler and author of best-selling social media book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web. 12 Things a Small Business Owner Can Do to Get the Most Out of WordPress written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Grab a Theme. Get Your SEO in Shape.
- [Media] Facebook Has Become the New Yahoo, And It's Obvious Mark Zuckerberg Knows It
The social media giant''s mainstream user base limits innovation and makes the company vulnerable to nimble startups. One thing Silicon Valley industry insiders like to knowingly whisper to each other is that Facebook is the new Yahoo. Sunday, we reported a piece of news that indicates this may be true. The truth is, they tried to. Facebook.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 4 Ways Startups Make Bad Predictions About Competitors
| MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
Instead, he advises focusing on market solutions. "An exciting new product can get a lot of media attention, but services are often what really sell customers on a product--more than the product itself," he writes. Forecasting other company''s moves is necessary for every business, but don''t fall victim to these common errors.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Better Believe It: There Is a Dark Side to Success
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
Media outlets take notice-- first local, then regional and eventually, national. Sure, you''re successful now, but how do you create long-term success for your company? Avoid these red flags like the plague. Achieving and celebrating success is an important--and hugely enjoyable--part of business. Success also has its dark side. Focus.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Entrepreneurs: Create A Founding Legend
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
Clair is the Founding Correspondent & CEO of innovation-focused media outlet AlleyWire , as well as president of AW/CS, AlleyWire’s creative agency. He was previously an on-air correspondent forNY1andYNN, and is the founder of several other media and startup ventures. by Neil St. And that loss can be profound. Neil St.
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] Out of Sight, Top of Mind
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
Unemployment may be stubbornly high, but talk to anyone in the media and technology industries, and there's a good chance she will complain about how hard it is to find talented people. How to keep a business on track when its top performers are scattered across the map. Caldwell, Idaho. Edmond, Oklahoma. Phoenix. Rapid City, South Dakota.
MIKE MICHALOWICZ [Media] Episode 62: Cash Flow and Profit First Tips with Kevin Davis
| MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
Thanks in large part to a give-lots-of-free-advice social media strategy, it has grown quickly over the last 15 months and is Kevin’s primary business focus. Social Media: www.instagram.com/kevin_b_davis/ , www.facebook.com/detailershelper/. Also Available On. Show Summary. Our Guest . Show Quotes . Cash flow is king. Show Links.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] How a Small Business Can Compete With the Big Guys at SEO
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
When small businesses are published on industry-leading blogs, the content produces backlinks and social media shares (which lead to additional, natural backlinks)—which is tremendously important for SEO. You’re running a small business. Cheer up! What most small businesses do with SEO is exactly what they shouldn’t do. Keyword research.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] Operation Email Purge
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Search on phrases like “media briefing” and “embargo” will result in thousands if you are on PR lists. I’ve been on a crusade against my gmail inbox and am happy to report deleting over 100k unread emails in just a month. Use it. Filters: Wow, where to start? Is:unread is a favorite. Search on sender. Block.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] The Top 3 Tools to Create Your Marketing Presentation
| THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016
Once you create any of those or both of them, you can either save both the photos and the video locally and then redistribute them on other social media platforms thus achieving a completely free social media campaign for your business with almost zero effort. photo credit: Pexels. You are a small business owner. Simple! Good luck!
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The GoPro Army
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
Every two or three minutes, a new piece of GoPro–created content is uploaded to YouTube, and Woodman credits those videos—whether produced by its army of customers or by the company's 20-person in-house media team—with much of the company's runaway success. Then he hammers the gas again. The point comes back to storytelling.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 15 Proven Tips To Help You Make Career-Enhancing Connections At Your Next Conference
| FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
Others allow you to tweet and follow other social media sites directly from the app itself. Utilize social media before, during, and even after the conference. by Alaina G. Levine, president of Quantum Success Solutions and author of “ Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere “.
SMALL BUSINESS FORCE [Media] 6 More DON'T's When Starting Your Business!
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
That's called marketing and with social media, it's easier than ever to make folks aware.but you still have to take action! Several months back I created a blog post entitled "6 DON'Ts When Starting Your Business". It has also, probably, never been more difficult to make a start-up successful than it is today. And more important, listen.
- [Media] 5 Solid Online Business Models You Can Embrace to Generate Income
In mainstream media, it’s referred to as “native advertising” but the model is the same thing; build a massive audience for your blog and make money when they buy affiliate products you recommend. 2. The Blog-based Affiliate Marketing Model. The Full-Fledged Affiliate Marketing Model. The “Email Only” Model.
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Why You Might Want to Consider Advertising on Instagram
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
On Thursday, the photo filtering and sharing site released early metrics from its initial advertising campaigns , and the results ought to excite social media-savvy marketers. It''s still early days, but Instagram''s newly released ad campaign metrics show promising results for advertisers. Ever thought of advertising on Instagram ?
- [Media] Facebook Pages: Big Changes Coming Soon
Your company's Facebook pages are about to get a big makeover. Here's how to make sure you're ready for them. Spent a lot of time learning about and building out your company's existing Facebook page? Oh well: It's pretty much being upended by March 30, whether you like it or not. And for brand marketers, Facebook is the black hole of marketing.”
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Are You LinkedIn for the Sake of Your Business?
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Without much of a social media presence, businesses stand the danger of falling behind the competition, given many individuals–be they potential job applicants or clients with your company–want today’s information yesterday. With some 120 million users, LinkedIn is still by far the choice of business professionals.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Why Cities Should Help Artistic Entrepreneurs
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
Creative entrepreneurs also fuel industries such as architecture and media, argues Kauffman. A new report urges cities get more proactive when it comes to entrepreneurs in the arts. Cities must rethink how they treat artistic entrepreneurs, according to a new paper from the Kauffman Foundation. Nationally, the arts generated $135.2
VC CAFE [Media] Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups
| SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
Relationships is all about communication and social media. Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. Wikipedia ). human engineering VC Cafe Photo credit: By imaginedhorizons (Flickr). Shockingly, only 15 percent is due to technical knowledge. Share/Bookmark.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 10 Apps I Use Every Single Day
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
TweetDeck – This is my primary social media dashboard. 10 Apps I Use Every Single Day This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. More and more, we’re becoming an app happy world – Apps that run on our laptops, apps for the mobile and apps for the iPad or tablet. Here’s my Evernote routine in case your interested. Great time saver.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 25 Important Pinterest Tips For Your Career
| SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012
As with all social media accounts, it’s important to keep going. Photographers, wedding designers, social media managers, and more use and frequently benefit from the site. We’ve all heard about LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook’s career power, but have you thought about what Pinterest could do for you? Follow trends.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Combine Words and Pictures for Brand Value
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
Rebecca Otis is the Content/Social Media Manager at Digital Third Coast , a Chicago digital marketing agency that helps businesses find and connect with customers through SEO, PPC, and content and social media. photo credit: schnaars. Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, SlideShare, Google+, profile cover photos. What Text Adds to Imagery.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] How To Keep Your Startup Safe Online
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Don’t neglect social media either – hackers can exploit what your staff may consider to be innocuous information on their profiles. You wouldn’t leave your office door open when you finish work for the night, so why would you not make every effort to keep your business safe online as well? Here’s how to go about it: Web Hosting.
SMALL BUSINESS FORCE [Media] Is Your Sales and Marketing Working? 5 Tell-Tale Signs You're "Lookin' for Love in all the Wrong Places."
| SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014
They need to be qualified; meaning they are not only aware of your company but have shown a real interest, by either responding to an email solicitation or opting-in to a download or newsletter from your website or social media. When you're ramping your business up, there's almost nowhere you wouldn't look for revenue. Hello. 1975 is calling.
SMALL BUSINESS FORCE [Media] What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate!
| FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
Anything that touches the customer from obvious things like your website or how you're using social media to billing and collections to customer service policies to how you answer the phone should be reviewed no less than quarterly for how they communicate with your customer base. And then? I'm sure many of you have had similar experiences.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] How to gracefully wind down a failing startup
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013
Keep the media (and your social media) out of the equation. Eric Mathews is an entrepreneur and investor. Whether you are driving a car or running a startup, looking ahead is oftentimes more important than looking behind. When times get tough at a startup – and I mean really tough – it is easy to look backwards and reflect.
ONSTARTUPS [Media] How A 17-Year-Old In India Bootstrapped To $7M In Revenue
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
And then we went to the mass media with the story. The following is a guest post written by Sanket Nadhani. He previously headed Marketing and Sales at FusionCharts and just launched an eBook on the complete journey of the company on its tenth birthday. But that's not the interesting part. Also, brevity is good. It's not even sexy.
GOOGLE VENTURES [Media] Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)
| TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. Change is good. When a product becomes more fun or makes us more efficient, we embrace change.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Weekend Favs August Twenty Four
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
FalconSocial – Complete social media management for teams. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. photo credit: MZgallery via photopin cc. MixBit - Video app that lets you create and share videos as well as collaborate with others in the editing process.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
Related Posts: The Power of Focus Riding With Niner Bikes Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Tell Me About Your Favorite Local Business The Extraordinary Craft of Story Building. On Friday’s the staff takes to the neighborhood on bikes to deliver freshly roasted coffee beans to area residents.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Ask an Entrepreneur: Can I Really Start a Business in 30 Days?
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
Social Media can supercharge your launch. It allows your supporters to pledge to their social media accounts following your launch date. Are you looking for advice on getting your business up and running quickly? Scroll down for expert tips. If you like them, share this on Twitter with the hashtag #30DayChallenge. Skimping on design.
- [Media] Why It’s Important For a Beauty School to Have a Blog
Blogs Appeal to the Younger Generation In the age of Snapchat and Instagram, it is almost impossible to run any kind of business without the help of social media. Fashion and beauty are constantly growing and evolving — just take a look at what was considered cool twenty years ago! Business Technology
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Getting Noticed Online: What You Need To Know
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
It could also mean having social media accounts and getting these managed and linked to your core website. It’s the perennial problem of the startup. How on Earth do you get yourself noticed? More and more, the space in which you need to speak up is moving online. But how to go about getting noticed online is a tricky business.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Top European Startup Events for the Rest of 2014
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
Webit is a massive, premium event of 10 000+ attendees from 110+ countries, 200+ speakers & 300 accredited media, where the Global Digital and Tech Leaders meet. Hugely popular Slush is the focal point for Eurasian startups and tech talent to meet with international investors, executives and the media. Read more here. -.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Content Creation is Dead – Long Live Storytelling!
| THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
Don’t forget about the human element when you communicate to customers on your blog, through your newsletters, videos or on social media. Content Creation is Dead – Long Live Storytelling! written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Photo via BlogMutt’s CEO, Scott Yates. Coincidence?
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Social media, blogging, and reputation management are all elements of SEO that also carry additional marketing and advertising value. SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. How Did This Happen? There are more than 3.5 billion Google searches every day. Credibility. But What About B2B?
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?
- [Media] 10 Keys to Maximizing Personal Gain From a Startup
You attitude and the clothes you wear assert your authority to subordinates, peers, the media, and customers. Everyone knows that that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). You can’t outsource that one. Volunteer. And then does it.