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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Customers Ambassadors Without a Referral Program
    recently talked to Clément Delangue from mention about easy ways startups can get media coverage. 'Why pay customers to talk about you when they will do it for free? Referral programs have their place, but most of the time your users don''t need any rewards to share content or talk about your company and products online. And why not?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Rebrand Yourself with Your Second Business
    Every business needs the essentials – a blog, a website, and social media – to be successful, but not everybody knows how to implement these needs. As any entrepreneur knows, running a successful business takes time, effort, and commitment. Without these three factors in play, many business owners can be shown the door to failure.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009
    [Media] $2.5bn market size estimated for virtual goods in the US by 2013.
    gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0 Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1. Reply 2. Reply 3. to draw in lots of developers.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2010
    [Media] Venture Fundraising in Four Graphs
    If so, I think that chart is probably worth thinking about. link] Brad Hargreaves After a point, yes. The graph is trying to convey two things: below a certain threshold, investors who you think are totally “on board&# can drop off and seriously threaten the syndicate. link] dlifson Oh man, so true. so true. Check out [link]. Good luck.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Media] All You Have to Do is to be You…or Not
    Social media is filled with sayings that will talk about the need to be Yourself in the name of authenticity. 'It is true that not everyone is comfortable with being themselves. It is also true that there is no need to be guilty of just who you are. Some of these sayings are very cute too. One such saying from Oscar Wilde goes like this -.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [Media] The Upside of the Downside
    Related Posts: When the going gets tough… Advice for Tough Times – From Tom Peters Times UK Ways to distinguish yourself – #122 Overestimate people with potential minus experience Lessons from creating a social media powered eBook The Case for Listening. Nothing happens in a straight line. Inspiration for the future.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Media] Facebook: Unclear on the Concept
    And for a uniquely high profile deal like Facebook, the media also plays a less than "innocent" role. Unfortunately, lost in too much of the "dramatic" coverage of the Facebook IPO has been the real lessons to be learned for those interested in successful technology and growth company investing. Part of the confusion is understandable.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Why You Should Sell Your Business Quickly
    The event gives emerging companies the opportunity to pitch and network with investors, executives, customers and the media. Last week marked the 6th year for the conference "Launch: Silicon Valley." One of the panels at the event focused on the key question of "Should startups sell quick or grow big?" Reasons they gave included: 1.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Media] $43.2 Million That Can Help You
    Verve Wireless helps manage the mobile content platforms for over 750 leading media companies, and importantly allows businesses to do targeted mobile advertising on its network. Now that summer is officially over, venture capital activity is picking up. These following six companies fell into this category. million. This video explains more.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Media] Startup Hiring: The 10% Solution
    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. Startup Hiring: The 10% Solution. Tweet. Its not easy. Tweet.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013
    [Media] How do you know when to stop pivoting?
    He initially launched Marginize in 2010 to “allow a real-time conversation on top of an existing webpage, by overlaying a marginal column that tracks conversations about that page on Twitter and other existing social-media networks”. Is this decision easier or harder in a lean startup? Ziad Sultan founded Marginize while at Longworth VC.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] Couchsurfing Dilemma: Going for Profit
    OutCast's execs put Fenton and Hoffer through an intensive media-training program, spending hours grilling Fenton and Hoffer about their competitors and whether or not they were sacrificing their ideals. He and Fenton worked around the clock responding to members and the media; Fenton says he received 1,500 emails. The IRS disagreed.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Media] Why Being Positive Is Easier Said Than Done
    Because positive psychology research has "fine print" that rarely gets mentioned in the media, according to Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness. Here's why. In one study , Lyubomirsky posted online two nearly identical requests for study participants.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] Biggest Lie in Sales Today
    They've read an article, attended a speech, or seen media mentions and remembered our earlier discussions. Chances are, you've heard this one--many times. Don't want to hear it again? Try these tips. Of all the little white lies that sale prospects might tell you, "We'll keep you in mind" ranks among the most common and insidious.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Media] Working With Your Spouse: 5 Rules
    You need to know this in advance, or you’ll never be able to take advantage of any media coverage. Going into business with your spouse isn't for the faint of heart. Here are five rules that will increase your chances of success. Business partners talk all the time about being “in the trenches” together. Right. Goals.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] 5 Things You Need to Know Today
    recent report shows that 52 percent of Americans plan to make a social media announcement when they quit their jobs.-- 'A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed. TechCrunch 2. Let that be a warning to you if you''re considering going the crowdfunding route.-- GeekWire 3. CNET 5.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014
    [Media] Investor Secrets For Smart Competitive Positioning
    Successful entrepreneurs start early building their own brand through social media, industry forums, scheduled events, book publishing, and speaking engagements. This raises a big red flag with potential investors, who conclude that no competitors means no market, or you haven’t looked, and the new startup is likely not investable.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] This Week in Tech: Is an iPad Giant Coming?
    SanDisk announced this week its new Connect line, which includes a portable flash drive and a larger media drive. 'Fresh off the tech rumor mill: a much bigger iPad may be in the works, and other hot gadget news you should know. Each Monday, I''ll cover the tech trends, gadgets, business services, and apps of note. Las Vegas. iPad Giant?
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Media] Dual-Class Shares - Not the Enemy
    Some dual-class structures have been created to favour Canadian ownership in economically or culturally sensitive fields (transportation, natural resources, communications, media). By Barry J. Reiter of Bennett Jones LLP Shareholder activists like to project democratic values onto corporate share structures. Will there be shareholder rights?
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012
    [Media] Time For a Change #19: How to Avoid Being Driven to Distraction
    Baroness Susan Greenfield , a prominent Neuroscientist at Oxford warned that the Internet and Social Media may be rewiring our brains toward hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder (ADD).  “Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them.”. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist).
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] Flexible Focus #70: The Carp of Creativity
    It is also the media through which you publish and present. Whatever your media or message, a wonderful way to ensure your creative growth is to overcome resistance and find ways to publish and present your ideas and insights. This national holiday follows the Girl’s Day Japanese Doll Festival on March 3 rd. Passion. Perspective.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] Startup Movement Hits SVC
    I didn’t even know there was a tech community here,” said Collin Lee, media director for Influxis. Published in  The-Signal.com. 10, 2012. By Jana Adkins. Joining the ranks of a grass roots, global movement, the first-ever Startup Weekend Santa Clarita not only sold out, but doubled projected attendance this past weekend. Local momentum.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Last word on Venn Diagrams
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Last word on Venn Diagrams. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Cycling , Tech industry , Whimsy. comment: stefano. July 06, 2010 6:36 PM. Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: A brief history of Dale
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. brief history of Dale. My 11 year old son is doing a family history project at school and has written up the story of our family name. Each project also requires some art/visual component as well as the written work.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Cyclists' no fly zone
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Cyclists’ no fly zone. had another great bike ride with friends on Sunday morning. noticed that the little flying insects are out along various marshy and low lying parts of our route. Email This BlogThis! Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Scoring those 100 points
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Scoring those 100 points. few weeks ago I talked about raising an investment for your startup in terms of finding a way to score 100 points with investors in a game with no fixed scoring. Happy fundraising! Newer Post.
  • FUND MY STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009
    [Media] a ‘blog starter kit’ for web/tech entrepreneurs
    College Mogul aims to serve as a media portal that young entrepreneurs can utilize as a launch pad, resource hub, networking platform, and source for inspiration. “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.&# -Norman Vincent Peale. The goal for us founders is simply to be a sponge.  Not enough?
  • FUND MY STARTUP  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010
    [Media] what all companies should learn from the customer serving engineer
    The ensuing conversation was not only frustrating, but an excellent example of what seems to be a never-ending trend of poor customer service by companies big and small, despite the fact that we’re in the day and age of transparency thru social media. Nothing was resolved and I walked away from that conversation annoyed.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Media] Craigslist Foundation launches LikeMinded: A Platform to Social Entrepreneurs
    LikeMinded will collect stories of local innovations, success, and sometimes even failures and help information get where it needs to go, whether that is to other community activists, potential collaborators, or the media. Craigslist Foundation has offered a tool up for social entrepreneurs and changemakers to learn and share globally.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011
    [Media] Tyra Banks Proves Her Brilliance, Enrolls at Harvard Business School
    Harvard Business School is great at Executive Education — where the real money in business school seems to be generated according to various authors/critics — and Tyra Banks is great in the media business. But Banks stands out among her classmates due to her celebrity status.
  • SOPHIA PERL OF WISDOM  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Businesswomen’s Sustainability Leadership Summit
    Companies can keep up by listening to their customers via social media or other feedback mechanisms.  There were about 150-200 women in attendance (my guestimate).  I am by no means an expert on “green&# businesses and sustainability, but I definitely have an interest in learning more about what this area is all about.  Gotta love that!
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010
    [Media] 73.6% of all Statistics are Made Up
    The headlines in the media are filled with that latest stats. How to Interpret Analyst Reports. Stats sell. The stats are often quoted from the latest reports. People then parrot them around like they’re fact when most of them are complete bullsh*t. People throw them around at cocktail parties. of  all statistics are made up. OK, yes.
  • NIALL KENNEDY'S BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010
    [Media] HTML5 video markup, compatibility and playback
    In this post I will dive into implementation details of HTML 5 video based on currently available consuming agents and outline some of the nuances of preparing media for playback. The type attribute value references an Internet media type I recognize and support for Internet video. Inside the video element. Browser workflow. Summary.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Media] 7 Ways to Motivate Without Money
    Social (and social media) recognition-- The Little Giraffe Foundation. 'It''s easy to increase someone''s paycheck. It''s not so easy to reward without money, but these groups have figured it out. Dear Evil HR Lady, We''re a small non-profit and we rely heavily on volunteers. Yes, their love of the cause is good, but it only goes so far.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [Media] What to Tell Customers When Selling Your Business
    Otherwise, key clients could learn about the transition from media outlets, competitors or other sources--and there's no guarantee that the information your clients receive from these sources will be accurate. Selling a business can be a complicated process. business sale is one of the most difficult transitions in the life of a company.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Make Your Business Meaningful
    That works in a couple of ways: One: Because the human race descends from Africa, we focus on sharing courageous stories about our common homeland that are less frequently told in the media and may even be new information to many. Here's how. don't get many opportunities to relax and watch TV. What Good Do You Do?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Pages: Big Changes Coming Soon
    These restrictions–as well as more prominent and now publicly displayed data "Insights" –have caused some in the social media space to postulate that these changes will only help Facebook sell more ads to deliver those calls to action–or to drive traffic to particular custom tab within a Page. ” True enough.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010
    [Media] Glory Days for US Technology
    The youngest company in this cohort, they continue to suck billions of advertising dollars away from media and traditional advertising companies into their online money-making machine.  Forgot the news about the increase in retail earnings that suggest the American consumer is back.  Want to know the really good news?  Want proof?  Apple? 
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] [Review] Epson LabelWorks Pro 100
    But while you can opt of borderless and edge-to-edge printing, there’s almost always wastage of media. Depending on how you design and frame your label designs, the LabelWorks Pro 10 tends to cut a small sliver of media in between each label it prints. 'For small businesses, printing stickers can be a very expensive affair.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Opera Gets Into One-Click Mobile Payments With New Partnership
    The next step for us will be the integration of our Onebip mobile payment service to let merchants and other media companies to make the most of all the ways to monetize their services through the Opera Mini browser,” says Gianluca D’Agostino, CEO, Neomobile in Opera's press release.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] Excellent Analytics Tip #22: Calculate Return On Analytics Investment!
    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?
  • FRED DESTIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Recorded Future – Harnessing intelligence at the scale and speed of the Web
    In our latest fund, we've continued with this focus and have a number of companies focused on providing intelligence under the suitably vague moniker of Big Data ( Dataxu , Adsafe Media , Recorded Future, Hopper Travel and others). Can you identify the real media influencers that drive the al Qaeda messages ? Rich Data Substrates.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Business Needs Back to School Systems, NOT Back to School Supplies
    Things to Do Now to Automate Your Social Media Marketing For Summer. This is a guest post by Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock.com. You might not be a “systems chick” like me, but I bet we have at least one thing in common— a curious attraction to all those back-to-school supplies flooding store shelves. Want to join me?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Business Needs Back to School Systems, NOT Back to School Supplies
    Things to Do Now to Automate Your Social Media Marketing For Summer. This is a guest post by Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock.com. You might not be a “systems chick” like me, but I bet we have at least one thing in common— a curious attraction to all those back-to-school supplies flooding store shelves. Want to join me?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] How To Boost Business With Fantastic Photography
    How many websites or social media sites are you on each day that have photography that just doesn’t quite cut it? see it all the time. Fast and easy to load websites, well written blogs, great Facebook pages… and then, there’s the photography. know what you’re thinking. Does it represent your vision and goals? Have
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Media] Alumni Relations Modernized by Latvian Alumniplus
    'While Facebook didn''t exactly "create" the term social media, it certainly did bring it to mass attention. Ever since its birth, the world wide web has emerged a broad variety of social media services specified for different target demographics. Based in Techhub Riga , Asteria Education is the startup behind Alumniplus.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
    [Media] Are You Committed Enough :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    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.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
    [Media] Samsung making the right move by acquiring Boxee
    And because they are so closed in their ecosystem (you can’t run their operating system on non-Apple devices, nor can you play the media you buy from them on other devices, etc.), 'I’ve been a longtime fan of Boxee and what Avner was building with that company. One company alone can’t do that. Technology
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] Quality, Not Quantity: 7 Tried-And-True Tools For Building Strong Customer Relationships
    Advanced technology, social media, CRM software, and other tools are changing the way companies market their brand and products. 'by  Gareth Cartman , Director of Digital Marketing at Clever Little Design. Build Rapport with Clients. Everyone that works at your company is a potential representative of your brand and your products.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] Peer-to-Peer Start-ups Joining Forces
    However, our request was apparently diverted to FitzGibbon Media, a Washington, D.C.-based 'What happens when your company''s business model doesn''t necessarily jive with local law? You go on the offensive. Companies in the "sharing economy" space are doing just that. source at ride-sharing start-up Lyft told Inc.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013
    [Media] Viral Videos Suggest Golden Corral Serves Up 'Dumpster Food'
    Now the company is trying to deal with the fallout on social media and finding, as Amy''s Baking and Papa John''s Pizza recently have, that doing so is more difficult than companies often realize. Dealing with attacks and criticism on social media is becoming a common occurrence for restaurants. Here''s what went wrong.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [Media] The Gamification Behind Loyalty Cards
    However, the same benefits could also be derived from Foursquare’s automatic check in and social media updates too. 'In today’s world it seems there’s a card for everything—Shopping at Sainsbury’s and BP with the Nectar Card, having a Costco Clubcard, or getting free sandwiches with Subway’s Sub Club Card. How does gamification work? 
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] What Would Happen to Your Business If You Lost All of Your Online Data
    Backupify – allows you to create regular backups of all your social media updates, email, calendars, Google docs, and photo sharing sites. What Would Happen to Your Business If You Lost All of Your Online Data This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. know you’re backing up your hard drive and network data, right? Referral Marketing
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Streaming services dependent on pirating
    'Streaming media services from companies like Spotify and Netflix have long argued to big media owners that streaming is the way to capture market share back from pirate sites and hence increase revenues. Netflix is so much easier than torrenting. You don’t have to deal with files, you don’t have to download them and move them around.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: You know you're not a startup if�
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. More ideas welcome in the comments!] I started brainstorming over lunch with the guys at Viximo and conceived this Jeff Foxworthy style “you might (not) be a startup” idea. Posted Monday, November 21, 2011.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] Top 5 CEOs to Watch in 2013
    He co-founded a social media platform that has been used to literally change the world, overthrow governments, and transform how people communicate. Yes, it's about Zuckerberg. Add a sagging Internet behemoth and a chance to change the way we pay for things, and you've got a big year ahead. Some of them are already pretty famous. In her 30s.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
    [Media] 6 Reasons Your Small Business Will Fail (And How to Avoid Them)
    Use social media, word of mouth, cold calling, direct mail, and other tried-and-true marketing techniques. 'According to Small Business Administration research , only half of new businesses survive for the first five years and only one-third of new businesses are able to survive for 10 years. Six Reasons Businesses Fail: . Leadership Failure.
  • GUST  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012
    [Media] Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World
    The quicker the startup establishes a strong brand identity that “sells itself” through word-of-mouth and social media, earning goodwill in its name, the sooner it can effectively chase away knockoffs that try to use confusingly similar names , logos, or domain names.  What kind of advantage will this create vs. our competitors ?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] Modcloth's Key Strategy: Be a Friend to Customers First
    And while this may get confusing at all-hands meetings--almost 70 percent of the company’s employees are female, after all--it perfectly illustrates ModCloth''s approach to engaging its "girl" on social media. 'The fashion retailer wants clients to think of it as a friend first and a business second. Don''t think in plural.
  • 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!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] 3 Strategies to Win the War for Talent
    Sinclair notes that the emergence of entrepreneurship in mainstream media has had a significant impact on a founding team’s ability to hire good staff, even when money is limited. 'Big companies don''t have dibs on the best candidates. This was the late 1990s, and I was mentored to join a name-brand company. listened.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Media] How to Build a Great Website for your Restaurant
    You can post your menu online, create printable coupons for your customers, optimize your menu and website for iPhones and other mobile devices, use social media, integrate Google Maps, and tons of other cool features. You’ve just opened the doors to your restaurant and had a great first week. Don’t make your website too complex.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Media] Venture Capital and Innovation at the Heart of European Growth
    The winning presenter, Appealing Media, is developing a mobile video advertising network, while close runner up, Vyycore, impressed the investors with its innovative approach to improving the efficiency of a phone battery and reducing its heat output. By SJ Berwin LLP. 03 December 2010. Introduction. Major initiatives include the ?1.5
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] Why I Like the Sequester (Despite Flight Delays)
    Hearing the cries of the public and the media, it is taking action. 'Believe it or not, American politicians are starting to think like business people. And that''s a good thing. It''s 1893. In 1933, my grandfather, suffering from the Great Depression, destitute in New York, resorts to theft in order to feed his family. Poor me!
  • 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  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [Media] Texas Wants California to Pass the Sriracha
    or a social media presence 'The hot sauce business is booming, but the CEO of Huy Fong Foods is resisting offers to lure the company away from its California home. Texas is trying to lure Huy Fong Foods, the Irwindale, California company that makes Sriracha hot sauce, but CEO David Tran isn''t budging. Indeed, business is booming.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Media] Are You Ready for Equity Based Crowdfunding?
    Most of your network’s retention and growth presumably will come through your interactions and networking on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Google Hangout, and Twitter. Accordingly, your business may continue to use social media to build relationships and circulate information. Equity crowdfunding vs. donation crowdfunding.
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Apple Charging Subscription.
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. dshen.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Media] Retropreneur: Should Anyone Start an Indie Record Store?
    to start building a community via social media. Pic: Flickr Creative Commons. “Independent record stores are like a casino where you put down your money and you always win. I’m convinced they will never lose their place – Long may they rule.&# K T Tunstall. Back in my university days I dabbled as a DJ. The US has around 700.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] What’s on your phone homescreen?
    Social folder – This folder contains my social media apps: Hootsuite, Path, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WordPress and Instagram. 'I’m always curious what apps or folders are on people’s homescreens and every so often I like to share mine to get feedback on what I’m missing. To me its a simplified Sims experience.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] 10 ‘just because’ projects
    Socialize it on live digital media. I’ve been thinking about a few different projects I’d like to do. Which at this stage have no real revenue or business associated with them, other than I find them interesting. thought I’d list them here to see if anyone has similar crazy ‘just because’ projects. Film it.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] Will there be a wave of ‘maker-centric’ companies?
    'Venturebeat has an article up this morning titled Startups and big corporations embrace the maker movement which reports that the annual Maker Faire has this year introduced a ‘Startup Pavillion’ which it cites as evidence that the maker movement is moving beyond hobbies to being a ‘rich source of economic potential’. Venture Capital
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Coding Isn't the Cure
    Posts like these have spawned a whole cottage industry of media bloggers whose sole job, it seems, is to react to the daily absurdities of the smug Silicon Valley founders. 'A New York entrepreneur sets out to teach a homeless man to code. good-faith gesture, or an act of entrepreneurial hubris? Is there justifiable poverty, then? digress.)
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Save The Date For The Next Level of Arctic15: May 26th - 27th
    Media Presence: The good old joke about the shoemaker without any shoes. Yapp, we did not have enough media at the event, so thank you for brining that up, if you were at the event. Already in talks with the top media rep’s and Dmitri Sarle has become one of the organizer''s of the EU Tech Writer''s group. At least not by a lot.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Media] Super Bowls and Scenes
    And, in the spirit of collaboration, we hope that others will join to contribute the names of more companies, events, investors, media, associations, and key people to the maps over time, as they’ve done with the Austin mobile scene. mobileTech Tuesday by Steve Guengerich.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Media] Tellyo tunes into €200,000 seed investment from GS Group
    The startup''s customers are TV properties who want more viewers on their live TV after other people see a "I cant believe I just missed this" clip shared on social media. Have you ever wondered how people copy clips of television and put it on the internet? Who has the time to do that? Apparently some people, but this is 2014. Bogu Ju?
  • AWEISSMAN.COM  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] The Golden Age of Internet Marketing?
    But that's also a laziness left over from traditional media channels and an evolution that is fast happening. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Nov 27, 2011. The Golden Age of Internet Marketing? Let the products sell themselves. f**k advertising, commercial psychology. at 11:39 AM.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] The Hacker Way
    The word “hacker” has an unfairly negative connotation from being portrayed in the media as people who break into computers. I don't normally comment on the day's news, but I want to make an exception today to share something from Facebook's S-1 filing. billion (!) in revenue, and their growth rates, too. Kudos to the whole Facebook team.
  • READWRITE.COM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Let's All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can't Raise Any More Money
    © 2012 SAY Media, Inc. Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Search. Follow us. Share. Share… on Facebook. on Twitter. on Google+. on Linked in. by Email. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. Hot Topics. Microsoft. iPhone 5. Hurricane Sandy. Politics. YouTube. About.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Media] Efficiency
    In this world of social media and always being connected, there’s somehow always the sense that you’re missing out on something. Like you, I’m a pretty busy guy. I’ve always been high energy and (I hope) high velocity. It’s tiring and doesn’t always leave time for the kind of balance I look for in my life.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Media] Interview with Paige Craig of BetterWorks | The Startup Cafe | Los.
    If you need celebrity involvement, writers, producers, or access to media & entertainment resources this city has it all. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. In 1992, Paige was given early selection to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Enjoyed this?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Media] Adform's U.S. Expansion Starts With New Sales & Support Offices in NYC and L.A.
    based publishers interested in expanding their rich-media offerings, as well as media buyers who want to launch programmatically executed branding campaigns. based brands can now leverage our Brand-Led Media Platform to launch highly creative multi-screen digital campaigns that deliver the massive scale they need.
  • PRACTICE TRUMPS THEORY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] Bootstrapping a Lean Startup
    Get active with social media in other ways. 'While not the same thing, Bootstrapping and Lean Startups are quite complementary. Both cover techniques for building low-burn startups by eliminating waste through the maximization of existing resources first before expending effort on the acquisition of new or external resources. Start a blog.
  • 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.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] See-Think-Do: A Content, Marketing, Measurement Business Framework
    Or perhaps you want to sign up for their blog, or follow them on social media or… any of a bunch of other things. Hmm … "We are not really sure what we are doing, maybe we should ask Jay the intern who's our Social Media Guru-in-Residence?" 'The world does not need a new business framework. promise. Ready?
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [Media] Does a kick-ass product guarantee success?
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Startup Musings Life in the Boston high-tech startup landscape Blog About Elaine Chen « Minimum Viable (Hardware) Product?
  • JUSTINMARES.COM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Media] Thoughts on Paul Graham’s “Growth”
    For example, if you think PR could be a strong traction vertical for your mobile app, spend a week pitching media outlets and see what kind of user adoption/traffic come about as a result. You can figure out what you need to do, and safely ignore the latest social media marketing tactic you read. Justin Mares. Search. Main menu.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
    [Media] 11 Kinds of Popularity
    The 12 Elements of the Social Media Mindset Questionable reasons to become an entrepreneur #8 – Everyone loves me. Without further ado, here they are in no particular order. Some types lend themselves to be popular within closed circles and others more broadly. The Fun Type: You are always fun to be around. It is never the same.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Microsoft Gives Finland A Chance To Move On
    'If you''re located in the Nordic region I think it''s impossible it hasn''t popped on your social media already, but Microsoft has bought Nokia''s devices and services unit for $7.2 billion. Just like it sounds, Nokia the phone manufacturer''s days are limited, by the end of 2015 they can no longer sell phones under their own name.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Media] Pop-up retail, meet pop-up office
    Enter social media: Facebook page. Gap did it next to their flagship 5th Avenue location in New York. Method did it in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district. Method, those funny teardrop-shaped bottles of good eco-friendly soaps and cleaners found at stores like Target and Whole Foods). VP of Merchandising. Success is exposure.”
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: Know Thy Marketing!
    Think about all the people telling you that you must use social media marketing.  Reply Bill Northlich says: November 20, 2009 at 7:01 pm We had a bad experience with “social media marketing&# recently, did we? Services Marketing Help Downloads Contact Log In Entrepreneurs: Know Thy Marketing! Please. Marketing Help Rule 1.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneur Russ Fradin Makes More Money, Less Noise
    He’s currently cofounder/CEO of Dynamic Signal which helps companies involve their employees in enterprise social media – he calls it an “OS for advocacy.” My friend Russ Fradin is one of those people and my bet is that most of the folks who read my blog don’t know Russ. He’s Intentional strategy?
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] A VC’s take on the Season 5 premier of Sharktank
    The founders did a terrible job of explaining what the product did and how it was differentiated, constantly falling back on calling it “social media” as though that would explain everything. 'Last year I recapped a few episodes of season 4 of Sharktank from a VC’s point of view. So here goes! POSTCARDS ON THE RUN. ROLODOC.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [Media] Google Analytics Alerts: the start of a complete view? | Watching.
    And this is targeted at a specific kind of site (media/community) whereas other businesses more focused on SaaS or e-commerce revenues probably want something that shows productivity or conversion rates. by: Alistair Croll - November 26th, 2009 View Comments Google Analytics recently added a new feature, called Alerts. Blog of Jon [.]
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Which Numbers Matter Most?
    The re-launched Fab.com uses social media advertising and referrals. How can you tell if your e-commerce company is going to grow or fall flat on its face? These three measurements hold the key. How can you tell if your e-commerce company is growing? Traffic Not all traffic is created equal. Any old eyeballs will no longer do.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Media] Getting Better at Getting Email
    She was named Adweek Media’s “Publishing Executive of the Year” in 2009. Social Media Makes Email Even Stronger Revolutionary Email Based Reminder System 5 Ways To Make An Email Newsletter Your Best Sales Tool The Brand Personality Test 3 Simple Steps for “Makin’ It Rain” On Your Website. – Enjoy! The rest is just digital noise.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
    [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. The Blog-based Affiliate Marketing Model. major blog that does this effectively is Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income blog.
  • WHITETAIL SOFTWARE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Media] How I Doubled Organic Search Traffic in Two Weeks
    m not interested in a demand media business. You want more traffic. You want it to be organic. You want it to be targeted. And you want to use a strategy that will scale to bring you more. Me too. This post details my recent success at that exact goal. There were two key insights from that post that propelled me forward. More on this later.
  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] A Blog is a Startup
    Building a blog following is even easier with social media. There are a lot of similarities between a successful blogger and a successful startup. With startups you build lots of products, test what gets adopted, build new features, test those features on your user base, and then measure how the features are utilized. Build a product.
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