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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Media] DealMarket.com – Making Private Equity A Big Deal
    The site even integrates social media features, allowing visitors to rate deals and even fellow professionals, share information about deals and network with one another. Online platforms that connect startups and entrepreneurs are common, but one that connects private equity professionals? Not so.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
    [Media] From Ideation to Promotion: Simplifying Your Blogging Process
    You can share your work on social media and through email lists. While blogging has proven to be a highly effective platform for promoting brands, sharing ideologies, promoting products and more, it should be understood that it is not as easy has many believe it to be. You must be consistent with your message.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] Case Study: Startup Lessons From a Dorm-Room Startup
    Wallace’s NutraClick started in 2008 as digital marketing firm Hungry Fish Media and evolved into “a multi-million dollar supplement firm.” Wallace launched Hungry Fish Media from his Harvard dorm room to deliver online marketing campaigns that yielded “millions of unique visitors per month.” Be gritty.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Media] Getting More Sales with the Buyer’s Journey
    Authority can be inferred when you are quoted in industrial journals, influential blogs, and media interviews. The content you send are not salesy but educational, in multi-media formats: article, infographics, videos, images. Getting More Sales with the Buyer’s Journey written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Media] Rethinking the Way You Plan Events, Weddings, Corporate Meetings, and Parties
    Instead of browsing Social Media or staring off into space, use that time to learn a new skill or become more of an expert in your space. What is Greenvelope? Greenvelope.com is a Seattle based start-up rethinking event planning. It makes planning anything from a corporate event to a wedding simple and organized. wanted to start Greenvelope.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 5 Tricks for Working With Millennials
    best practices for engaging in social media, alerting us to important, breaking trends in the blogosphere that might impact our client base or our firm, or simply showing us what’s new and hot.) I meet our Millennials half-way by participating in as many non-workplace events with them as possible. Here''s how to turn the mess around.
  • CHAGANOMICS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Media] Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition for Quiznos Global LLC shows the chain has about $50,000 in assets and from $500 million to $1 billion in liabilities.
    Horizon Media Inc., an advertising agency in New York, has an unsecured claim for $3.67 What a mess! The Quiznos details emerge: The voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition that Quiznos Global LLC filed Friday shows Quiznos has as much as $50,000 in assets and from $500 million to $1 billion in liabilities. Bank listed as being owed $173.8
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] 5 Innovative Business Technologies From CES
    After just one year, this social marketing firm has signed up 850 brands to use the app, which lets you track your social media interactions with more than 10,000 "influencers" (aka, bloggers and writers) on the Web. The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is heating up -- and business tech is taking center stage. It''s that time of year again.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] Adopting A Data Driven Approach To Increase Website Traffic
    This could cover a range of methods, but for the sake of this article, we’re going to focus on PPC, Social Media & Search. Using A Data Driven Approach To Social Media Marketing. Secondly, please realize that there is a whole world to “social media” that exists outside of Facebook Pages, or branded Twitter accounts.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] Need to Boost Your Site's Traffic? Master Backlinks
    Most customers talk about your business on social media, so use a tool like Topsy to see who mentions your brand on Twitter. Backlinks still matter -- both for traffic and as an indication of your online reputation. Search engine algorithms constantly change. But backlinks--links from another site to your site--are still important. Respond.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] SalesVu 2.0 Launches in the US and Canada
    The new update solidifies SalesVu’s technology leadership position as the only mobile payment solution with centralized cloud-based management, reporting, and social media marketing. Austin-based SalesVu just released its latest mobile payment application, SalesVu 2.0 for iPhone’s and iPad’s. Continue reading → News Release
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Media] Ecommerce discovery on mobile – no apps?
    Getting discovered then requires getting a presence in cards, and to me that feels like social media advertising rather than search advertising. It’s been troubling me recently that at first glance the trend towards mobile and the trend within mobile towards apps mitigates against startup ecommerce companies. Mobile Uncategorized
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Media] Making it easier to buy stuff online will drive growth
    All of this is similar to a ‘buy in the page’ service offered to media companies by Lyst  that allows people to buy items they are reading about without clicking to a different site. Amazon’s ‘One click purchase’ is another great example of a service that gets people to buy more by making it easier.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Media] How We Launched a Major Music Festival
    We also had press coverage in the New York Times and more than 100 other media outlets worldwide. Within 24 hours of Fireflyfestival.com launching, we had well over $1 million in ticket sales. Here's exactly how we broke into the music festival business. We knew it was the start of our next chapter, of something special. dream big.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] 4 Cheap Ways to Find Sales Superstars
    Use social media. How to find top salespeople--without hiring a recruiter A first-class sales team can make the difference between a company’s success and failure. But how do you find good salespeople? You don't have to spring for a recruiter--here are four inexpensive methods to find great salespeople. 1. Ask your customers.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
    [Media] What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Part Deux.
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 04 June 2011 What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Part Deux) Note: This is the second installment of a series that draws parallels between sailing and running a startup. The first installment can be found here. Part II of What Startups Can Learn from Sailors: A For Attitude. Conditions are often stressful. Savor it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
    [Media] How YouTube Can Help Your Business
    Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of social media consultancy VaynerMedia, explains why Youtube will never die, how to achieve the right balance between enthusiasm and execution, and more
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
    [Media] What Skills Every New Internet Entrepreneur Needs
    I had lunch with one of my favorite Internet entrepreneurs today, Mark Sawyier , the CEO of Off Campus Media. The company provides college students with apartment listings near their schools, and what started out as an idea five years ago is now a multi-million dollar business. Sponsor. Know your site demographics. Discuss.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Media] What 6 Studies Say About The Best Time To Publish A Blog Post
    BuzzSumo analyzed over 500 million posts collected from over three million Facebook pages and discovered some truly interesting things about the best time and days to share content on the social media network. Timing is everything. There are many instances in life where timing can be responsible for the success or failure of an action.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Media] Can This E-Commerce Site Charm Gen-Y?
    Young pop-music fans are all online, all the time, and one new website—a hybrid media company and online retail site—is vying for their attention. Lot18's founders are hoping to strike gold again. This time, they're targeting young pop-music fanatics with Popdust. Forget FM radio. Forget cable TV.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Media] Does Your Startup Need A Technical Co-Founder?
    Nathalie Lussier , Nathalie Lussier Media. 3. Understanding how to harness social media and being up to speed with the newest trending platforms allows us to be everywhere. In today’s startup landscape, practically everything can be outsourced. So how do you decide what’s right for your new company? How Innovative Is Your Technology?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Why Data Is the Oil of the Digital Age
    population would have willingly agreed to provide at least some of their personal data to the MAW—the omnipresent collision of media, advertising and work in our everyday lives. In the most competitive markets, the winners will be those with the most, and most accurate, data. Two years ago, I said that by 2020, 90% of the U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] Advertisers Still See TV as the Best Way to Reach Consumers
    During the first three quarters of 2013, global advertisers spent more money on television ads than any other media type by far--even despite massive growth in Internet ad spending, according to Nielsen''s quarterly report. As far as advertisers see it, television is still the most effective medium for getting their messages to consumers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [Media] 3 Strategies to Adopt From Apple
    With the advent of social media, customers have a variety of avenues available to them to express their opinions on a particular company or product. These three product strategies you can lift from Apple's playbook and incorporate into your growing business. It's no surprise that Apple has kicked off 2012 with a bang.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] Dealing With Obamacare: 4 Strategies
    Case Study #1 | Kavaliro Staffing: Bracing for Higher Health Care Bills Case Study #2 | Oren Elliott Products: This Manufacturer Cries Foul Case Study #3 | Maiden Media Group: Bring It On. Obamacare will soon be the law of the land. What's your strategy? You do have one, right?) After years of often bitter debate, health care reform--a.k.a.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016
    [Media] Small Businesses A Great Fit For The New Nimble Marketplace
    In fact, social media platforms like Facebook have become useful sources of product endorsements. We are now almost as likely to buy a product because of an online review or recommendation from someone within our social media circles as we are after seeing a TV ad(3). Consumer behavior and the way people shop are changing.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
    [Media] Important Reasons to Leverage Case Studies for Your SEO in 2016
    In fact, you need to remember that SEO is not: Social media: Most consultants will help you gain numbers on social media but if these followers are not acquired naturally, they will fall off the radar and you will be left fighting once more to gain visibility. You have come across it. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in Brief.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] 10 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Politicians
    Historically, the political industry has pioneered strategies for marketing, partnering, business development, social media use, and audience engagement. In social media one measure of results is the size of our audience: followers, likes, re-tweets are ways we determine our success. ‘Tis the season. Politicians  compete. 
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
    [Media] Two Ways User-Generated Content Can Keep Your Brand Relevant
    Fairly, their choice of marketing strategy is justifiable with all these successful user-generated content campaigns trending in various social media platforms. User-generated content is pervasively dominating social media as if it were an epidemic outbreak, which is good. Understanding UGC: Its Essence and Its Capabilities. Marketo.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] The Future Is Now (If You Know Who to Share a Meal With)
    They gave me an earful about Twitter (old news), texting (essential!), and Facebook (good social media platform but new ones are coming on strong.) Areas of investment include search, personalization, mobile, and social media engagement. When I want to talk about the future, the first thing I do is sit down to dinner.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] How to Write a Business Plan
    Or perhaps in traditional media? A key component to your advertising plan is your plan for measuring the success of your advertising. Getting the media to cover you can be a great way to reach your customers. Social Media. You’ve reviewed what a business plan is , and why you need one to start and grow your business. Appendix.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] What Exactly Is Content Marketing?
    They’ve grown to expect the company itself as well as customers, networks, partners and the media to be the source of this content. What Exactly Is Content Marketing? mean, it’s all we’ve been talking about for the last few years. ” photo credit: eyesore9 via photopin cc. Is it a thing? More what it does than what it is.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Media] Four Ways To Boost Innovation
    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  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Media] Social Music Streaming With Frenzapp Music
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [Media] 2 New Tricks for Hiring Tech Talent
    Video gaming-focused media company IGN, for instance, is augmenting its traditional recruiting for the second year in a row with a "no resumes allowed" alternative. There's a war for tech talent. Here's how you can get creative about finding and training coding ninjas. But both approaches have obvious costs. We were thrilled."
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017
    [Media] 5 Creative Experiential Marketing Ideas For Startups
    Start by building a social media following and advertise a product giveaway or a premium prize across your channels – then use the event day as the platform from which you can announce the winner. Make it personal with social media. by Justin Isles, Director of The Events Structure. Choose your location wisely. Run competitions.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Four Of The Most Influential People In Business Technology
    Today, Amazon competes with media brands for movie and digital media sales, such as e-books and digital movie downloads, which are becoming even more popular as mobile usage is on the rise. Morgan Sims is a writer and graduate of the University of South Florida who loves all things tech and social media. by Morgan Sims.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] Want To Get In The Game? You’ll Need A Coach.
    Part of the method in my book is how to get lots of media exposure and how to be a great guest. Of course I didn’t need anyone’s help with media for “ Celebritize Yourself “! When I set out to develop my media message for “ Celebritize Yourself “, I found it a much bigger challenge than I’d expected.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] How do I get my first few customers?
    There’s all the startup marketing ideas you’d expect: Adverts, split-tests, media splashes, networking, pitch-competitions, inside baseball, creative stunts, SxSW launches, you name it. (Powered by LaunchBit ). Any advice will help. Hmm, you’ve spent a year of your life on something before asking anyone else if they want it?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] Global Spending on Mobile Advertising To Reach $18 Billion in 2014
    As companies compete for customers'' attention, the mobile ad market will continue to be robust while ads in traditional media will shrink. Improving market conditions will cause spending to increase to $41.9 by 2017, a Gartner report predicts. Worldwide spending on mobile advertising is expected to hit $18 billion this year, up from $13.1
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013
    [Media] Getting Press: 8 Tips for Going Hyperlocal
    Become the Local Expert Local media is always looking for local experts to comment on news stories, national events and pop culture happenings. Sometimes the most effective marketing is the kind you do right outside your front door. Here are their best answers. 1. Be relevant by being local in your pitch. -- Eric Koester , Zaarly 2. Period.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Media] The Short Shelf Life of a Facebook Post
    Here's something from IDC program vice-president of media and entertainment Karsten Weide: Facebook's domestic advertising growth has slowed dramatically, from growth rates in the 60s% in the first three quarters of 2011 to 30% in 4Q11 and now to just 21.2% in 1Q12. A new report reveals just how long your Facebook posts make an impact.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Editors' Picks: Our Top Videos of 2012
    best videos of 2012, we considered a combination of those that garnered the most plays, the most likes, shares, and comments on social media--as well as votes from our on-staff editors. Before the year's out, catch our standout videos of the last 12 months. Richard Branson, Barbara Corcoran, Alexis Ohanian, Gary Vaynerchuk--and more. Enjoy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] Silicon Alley Hiring on the Rise
    According to the New York Internet and Digital Media Jobs Index, conducted by talent search firm Cook Associates, New York City''s job market showed a 7.3 According to Cook, the businesses surveyed represent more than 90 percent of the Internet and digital media workers in New York. Silicon Alley hiring is back in a big way.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [Media] 5 Tools that Changed the Way I Do Business
    write about lots of tools, but mostly tools that help you do a better job with marketing or social media or SEO. 5 Tools that Changed the Way I Do Business written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today I want to spend some time sharing tools I use to run my business. Smartsheet
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Keep Your Customers Coming Back
    This book dives into how to use social media platforms to attract new business and job opportunities While results and ROI may be critical to keeping clients, building positive relationships proves to be the most important. Relationships. In business, that single word may be the most important. And that's just the beginning. Looking for more?
  • VC CAFE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2011
    [Media] Soluto and Boxee Get Nominated for Crunchies Award
    T here’s plenty of startup awards and competitions, but Techcrunch Crunchies seems to be one that startups pay attention to. The software is a download client, which runs as a background service that detects slowdowns and tries to analyze the cause. million in Series A Nov 2009). leave a comment!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] 4 Massive Mistakes Leaders Make During Downturns
    On March 31, we will choose five winners to receive a copy of Gary Vaynerchuk''s newest book about social-media strategy. Win a Copy of Jab Jab Jab Right Hook In the Comments section below, tell us about the biggest mistake you think a leader can make during sluggish economic times. Contest details. Hasty Hiring. Not Watching Your Profit.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
    [Media] Danish ebook platform Riidr acquired by publisher JP/Politikens Hus
    Today the company announces it has been acquired by JP/Politikens Hus , the owners of popular media houses Jyllands-Posten and POLITIKEN. Back in 2010 as the ebook adoption rate was increasing in the Nordics, Danish e-book platform Riidr started making some noise with their marketplace for digital books and audio books.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] Midwest's Secretive & Scrappy Start-up Scene
    The conference attracts some 700 entrepreneurs, marketing executives, software engineers, social media people, and aspiring future founders. Whitten's current Omaha project is VoterTide , a social media intelligence company for political campaigns. We sent a lifelong New Yorker to investigate the seedlings of Silicon Prairie.
  • WWW.ENTREPRENEUR.COM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] What is Sweat Equity Worth?
    Marketing Sales & Marketing Home Marketing Basics Sales Online Marketing Finding Customers Social Media Branding Social Media Does Your Companys Social Personality Need a Makeover? Business & Small Business. Follow Entrepreneur on Facebook Follow Entrepreneur on Twitter Follow Entrepreneur on LinkedIn Subscribe | Mobile. Comment.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] You Don't Have to Be an Entrepreneur for Life
    Keeping up your public profile through social media and other means is key to ensuring as many doors as possible remain open to you. The "Cubicle Nation" author talks about her new book "Body of Work" and why she urges entrepreneurs to be "work-mode agnostic". You struggle and strive to pull yourself up on a linear, clearly defined path.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
    [Media] Groupon new customers or devastating discounts?
    Groupon just filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and revealed the financial details behind the media hype. Groupon is the fastest growing company ever. From nothing to a stunning 7,000 employees and billions in revenue in just two years. TechMeme is ablaze with negative stories on Groupon. MG Siegler calls it " Grouponzi ".
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] 9 Tips: Boost Your Business With Pinterest
    Through her social media efforts she saw a 75 percent increase in traffic, with Pinterest generating most of that. 3. It may not be as popular as Facebook or Twitter, but this virtual pinboard service is attracting plenty of eyeballs. Here's how to make it work for you. One social site has captured the attention of the masses recently.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [Media] 12 Signs You Need to Hire a Manager
    If certain tasks are repeating each day such as updating quickbooks, social media posting, or client management, it’s time to move those tasks off your plate and on to someone else’s! –  Kim Kaupe,   ZinePak. 8. When first starting your business you do it all—you oversee every aspect of your company. When you feel overwhelmed.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Media] 7 Steps to Master the Art of Persuasion
    Social media is a powerful tool for testing your idea with minimal cost and risk with a huge potential for spreading and amplifying your message to the right people. You have to persuade the right partners to join and build the solution, the right investors to fund it and the right customers to buy it. Are you convinced?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tips for Creating a Winning Presentation
    Earlier this year, I had a presentation to do about the wonders of combining email marketing and social media to grow your business. I put together what I thought was a pretty nice deck with some great how-tos. From no projector to awful audio, it's not uncommon to be faced with unexpected "gotchas" when giving a presentation.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Media] Helping Writers Find Gigs, for Real Money
    Their company, Contently , offers an online platform that matches qualified journalists with media outlets and companies, such as Intuit or Bed Bath & Beyond, that are willing to pay them a fair wage for well-written and researched content. There's more competition for writing gigs and less pay for writers overall.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015
    [Media] How to Build a Newsletter People Will Actually Read
    Ways To Make An Email Newsletter Your Best Sales Tool No matter how enamored you may be with social media, Total Online Presence email marketing newsletter Sara JantschHow to Build a Newsletter People Will Actually Read written by Sara Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Focus on the subject line.
  • NIALL KENNEDY'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] Google recommendations for smartphone-optimized websites
    Google recommends responsive web design with CSS media queries for smartphone-optimized websites. Google will download your page CSS and evaluate viewport width ranges specified as media queries. Google updated its webmaster recommendations for smartphone-optimized websites. Responsive web design. Content negotiation by User-Agent.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] Startup Outlook from Silicon Valley Bank
    On Friday Silicon Valley Bank released a survey of 375 executives at startup technology companies in the 4 core venture capital investment sectors – Software/Internet, Hardware, Life Science, and Cleantech. Here is what they found: Tech. Execs. Are Bullish. And listen up Washington - 83 percent of them plan to hire in the coming year. Hooray!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016
    [Media] Going Global: Five Tips For Singapore Startups Looking To Market Beyond Local Shores
    We have quickly brought digital marketing in-house – Facebook media has been critical for us to reach consumers and being able to quickly exploit those opportunities a desk away is a very positive and energizing experience. by Jason Humphries, co-founder of  Good Pharma Dermatology. Tip 3: Manage internal efficiencies.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
    [Media] 5 ways to build company culture with a virtual team
    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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Seven :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    Image YiShian | Photography via Flickr Good stuff I found this week: How to monitor social media mentions in five minutes a day - step by step directions for setting up a powerful listening station. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac. The Complete Small Busine.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] How to get what you want in 2014
    think it is based on the illusion created by social media, when all we see are celebrations of finished blog posts, or program announcements, media coverage or photos of glamorous travel. I always laugh when people comment that I seem to be very productive. And this is by very conscious design. Focus Your Goals. Own your B.S.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2016
    [Media] Good Customer Service: Are You Doing It Right?
    They’re also talking through social media, online reviews and to their family and friends. Make sure that you have social media accounts managed by your team and respond to your customers there. Good Customer Service: Are You Doing It Right? written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Is your organization listening?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
    [Media] Withering On The Job Vine: Assessing If It’s Time To Move On
    Build your online reach  – Update your online profiles and extend your social media reach. She is a sought-after speaker and seminar presenter and a popular media source, having made over 700 appearances in broadcast, print, and online outlets. Office politics, we all know, come with every job. Fed up with being the fall guy.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways Your Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line
    Share posts, deals, and information via social media. 5 Ways Your Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Jake Magleby    – Enjoy! Unresponsive Web Design. Slow Loading Time.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] 5 reasons why uniting the Latvian startup scene is important
    Media needs stories. The media is made up of journalists and journalists are just people. Tech journalists come to media because they love to write about new exciting startups, yet, ironically, often end up covering the same companies again and again, to easier meet the deadlines. We always did and we still do. We all did.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Finnish Defense Forces Deploy Social Workout Tracker For Conscripts
    With the platform,you are able to friend others, publish your workouts to social media, and thus motivate each other to exercise more. Research will be made on the impact of the pilot, which will allow the National Defense Force to base their decision regarding further use of social media services in call-ups.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Media] How to Be a Visionary Thinker
    Create surveys in social media, talk to people, and ask your customers about their needs. 3. Are you bringing home the paycheck of your dreams? You can get paid well for doing what you love when you tap into the visionary within. When we entrepreneurs talk about "the dream," we are not talking about a fantasy, like winning the lottery.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Most Common Brand Blunders
    Great brands consistently execute across every point of contact--from advertising and social media to sales and customer service. Is your brand failing to live up to your expectations? An advertising expert shares some of the most common brand blunders and how to avoid them. Why does your brand exist? Who is its primary target audience?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Media] 5 Ways to Gain Brand Ambassadors (And Keep Them)
    More often than not, social media celebrities and bloggers come to mind when the term is used. Viralheat is a great social media listening tool that provides in-depth analytics for mentions of your brand name, products, location, and competition. Brand ambassadors often encompass the target market, their aspirations and needs. It’s ok.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] The Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Globally, Nationally and Locally
    My company, GrowBiz Media , has outsourced Web design and development, both internationally and locally. After our negative experiences with outsourcing overseas, GrowBiz Media turned to a local Southern California business when it came time to rebuild our SmallBizDaily.com website. There are a lot of choices. Outsourcing Nationally.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Can Twitter Justify Its $11 Billion Valuation?
    Twitter is an anomaly whose value has been somewhat manipulated by investment bankers, a frothy stock market that''s favoring social media stocks and a sort of desperate investor longing for a return to the good old days of the first dotcom boom. After all, your company may be tech-focused and growing fast--especially if you''re on the Inc.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016
    [Media] 6 Ways To Find A Fundable Startup Market Opportunity
    With social media and the new survey tools, it’s easy and fast to set up and run your own focus group, or opinion survey. Many entrepreneurs are so enamored with their product vision that they believe their own hype, and are convinced that the market for their solution is so huge that no one will ask them for independent market research data.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Kiosked Offers Automatic Solution To Monetize Images
    Access to Getty Images' metadata shows the direction Kiosked is heading in - they're going after the bigger online media houses rather than the blogger next door. Once it has done so, Kiosked can automatically put a webstore into the images uploaded to the articles. If it works as advertised, this is some 2013-level stuff.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 9 Irresistible Viral Marketing Videos
    According to Unruly Media , a U.K-based There are lots of ways to go about putting together a clever YouTube ad. Watch these examples for a little inspiration. An average of 75 million people in the U.S. watch online video every day, streaming almost 40 billion videos every month. Of course, virality is what every business wants. Surprise!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Why You Don’t Need to Go Viral to Make Video Marketing Work
    Most get around 100-300 views, but site traffic is growing, subscribers are up 75% and I’m seeing increased social media engagement. photo credit: ARMLE via photopin cc. viral video is the dream of many marketers and business owners. One smash hit can transform a business’s reach overnight. The myth of viral for small business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Media] 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Rebranding Your Business
    Social media has been ablaze with people describing the new mascots as “creepy,” “weird,” “scary,” and “dumb.” Three corporate giants made major marketing mistakes last week. Here''s what you can learn from them. Last week was a weird one for corporate mascots. Is It Really Necessary?
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
    [Media] Sales Closing Directions: Learn. Ask. Listen. Repeat (until Understanding). Sell, Don't Tell!
    Dig into key prospect websites and social media to learn as much about their business as possible, including their history, management team, products/services and to determine how your product or service can best help them in their business. For me, I like simplicity. Like the simple directions on a shampoo bottle ("lather, rinse, repeat").
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Media] Despite Controversies, Peter Thiel Will Remain On Facebook's Board, Zuckerberg Decides
    The billionaire investorhas recently come under fire for his support of Donald Trump and his funding of lawsuits thatdrove Gawker Media into bankruptcy. Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care
  • BRANDANEW  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
    [Media] 6 Marketing Tips that Can Make Lead Generation Easy
    You can get insight into what the customer wants through Quora and other social media. A lot of people have problems with marketing because they often don’t understand it all too well. The whole world of marketing can be confusing. correctly set-up marketing network can make lead generation easy. Invest in online networking. Final Thoughts.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs September Ten
    Roost – Nice tool for businesses wanting to easily create social media campaigns across Facebook and Twitter. Weekend Favs September Ten This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr. Image: Brush Creek after the rain - iPhone John Jantsch. found some great new ones here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] 4 Lessons From One of the World's Smartest Entrepreneurs
    We reached out to AdMob (acquired by Google), Quattro (bought by Apple), and Millennial Media Millennial Media -- which went public. A serial entrepreneur talks about the four things you should know before starting a company. What is smartness? There are different kinds for different human endeavors. Berkeley. ” 2. ” 3.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
    [Media] Small Business Alert: Are You Ready for Small Business Saturday?
    The Small Business Saturday Facebook page features tools for both small business owners (email marketing tools, social media tips) and consumers ($25 statement credit, local small business locator). Palo Alto Software is proud to be a part of Small Business Saturday and wants to help your small business make the most of this historic event.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015
    [Media] 5 Strategies To Make Your Solution Really Memorable
    Successful product differentiation requires a conscious and continuous effort, including listening on the right social media channels, being consistently helpful to your customers, and continuous innovation. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved. Quantify the difference for your customers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Remote Teams to Work Together
    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.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Salesforce Acquires Radian6: How to Earn $2,850/hour
    CRM giant Salesforce.com just acquired Radian6, a social media monitoring platform, for $326 million. Pretty cool for co-founders Chris Newton and Chris Ramsey. Even though Chris and Chris only owned a small percentage of Radian6 after raising rounds of venture capital, they will still walk away with $14 million each according to CBC News.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things You Need to Know Today
    The new photo-centric design might mean you need to rethink your business''s social media campaigns on Twitter.-- A roundup of the day''s news that can help you and your business succeed 1. Debacle Diverted The House voted late Tuesday to suspend the debt ceiling until 2015. Twitter 2.0 Mashable 4. Wall Street Journal 6.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014
    [Media] Why VCs Should Stop Trying to be Perfect
    My friend is very accomplished (much more than I) but he is relatively unknown in certain tech & digital media crowds. In my recent post “ Why Am I So Lucky? Why You Need to Be Sure You’re Not the Sucker ” I talked about how VCs (or other investors) get deals sent to them and how to interpret a referral. Avoid the herd.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Media] [Infographic] 10 Types Of People You Meet At Conferences
    There are the entrepreneur types hoping to meet potential investors and pitching their product to whoever would listen, to the social media maven who’s there to broadcast event proceedings (and their involvement). We’ve all been there. Many of those conference-goers would certainly fall into certain stereotypes. Which one are you?
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015
    [Media] Digital Marketing & Analytics: Five Deadly Myths De-mythified!
    Per our friends at Wikipedia, Programmatic encompasses an array of technologies that automate the buying, placement and optimization of media inventory. While it made a ton of sense, no sane person would say that we could do anything close to that using the media platforms of the time. My hope is that 1. The web is dead. Cookies!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016
    [Media] The Best Free Email Marketing Tool for Startups and Small Businesses
    It’s also perfect for segmenting groups and keeping track of my clients and potential clients,” says Joanne McCall, a publicist, media training expert, author, and speaker, who’s worked with clients such as Dave Ramsey and The Deepak Chopra Center for Wellbeing. The best part? Which one should you choose? spoonful of sugar.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [Media] Why Mindshare Matters More Than Market Share
    He had hired extra staff, placed ads with local media, and planned a huge day, only to have it dashed by a typo someone at my company made. The best gauge of a company's longterm health? Mindshare. Here's what I mean, and three ways I earn it. At Metal Mafia, the jewelry wholesale company I founded, we focus on winning "mindshare" instead.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015
    [Media] Weekend Favs March Twenty Eight
    Spent some time this week at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego. Weekend Favs March Twenty Eight written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. DTM Favs AutoPilot DashThis Zeef
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Media] 13 Win Win Tactics in Negotiating
    Please share on social media if you found this post helpful. Negotiating effectively is about making everyone feel like they got a win "What's your best price?" That's way to expensive." Your competitor is selling it for X." Forget about your own personal gain and concentrate on what will make both sides happy. 2. Do your homework.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015
    [Media] 4 Customer Decision Moments And How To React To Each
    Of course you want your customer to come back, but the best ones also become your evangelists in bringing their friends to you, and broadcasting their positive experiences to the world through social media. Today’s customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
    [Media] How to Land the Best Job as a Product Manager?
    He is a technically sound person, equipped with the knowledge on various upcoming web technologies, including social media, product design, web design and development. Written by Guest Author: Saurabh Tyagi. Many people want the title Product manager. It sounds and reads suave and impressive. Read product management books.
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