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  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] Crowdfunding Bill Stuck in the Senate
    In early November, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelming passed the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act , a crowdfunding bill which permits startups to offer and sell securities via crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or social networking sites like Facebook. 
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] Why does Gmail hate newsletters? cc @gmail @danprimack @mailchimp
    If you're going to bother having a social media presence, you can't just let customer complaints go unchecked. For 78 straight weeks, my " This Week in the NYC Innovation Community Newsletter " enjoyed industry leading metrics. Near 40% opens, almost 15% clickthroughs, and almost 4,000 subscribers. disappeared. apparently it's pointless.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] Why founders should never sacrifice company culture
    'Anthony Del Monte is the CEO and founder of  Squeaky Wheel Media , a Web design and development agency based in NYC, as well as the co-founder of  IHadCancer.com , one of the first social-networking sites for cancer survivors, fighters and supporters. Twelve years later, this remains the same. However, as expected, it comes with a cost.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012
    [Media] Want to Get Noticed? Grab People’s Attention and Don’t Let Go!
    This means taking the time to build and maintain a social media presence, making it easy to contact you from your website, and being responsive. It’s increasingly difficult for marketers to stand out in the crowd. There is so much competition, and people are bombarded from all directions by pleas for their attention. Be Personal. Be Unique.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Media] Jive Software Moves Ahead With IPO
    On Wednesday, Salesforce.com launched software that helps companies create online marketing campaigns, and helps them analyze and act on conversations happening on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. The social networking software company--a perennial on the Inc. 5000--is seeking to raise as much as $117 million. It will sell 8.33
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] How Ideas Gain Traction
    People don''t get initially excited--especially in the media--about the concepts," he tells Butman. 'Just as important as the idea itself is the entrepreneur behind it--and the skill, passion, and effort she provides. So far, the Foundation has funded 829 projects. In other words, it has granted $829,000.) It''s coming from a helpful place.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] Google+ a Ghost Town? Hardly
    Every social media-savvy tech entrepreneur with any digital credibility is on Twitter. Not only is Google+ not deserted, it might be a better platform for business than Facebook and Twitter. Here's why. But according to tech pundit Robert Scoble, maybe you need not be: Twitter is fast approaching the status of ghost town. Why is that?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Will Facebook Remain Relevant?
    In Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg , social media innovator at Intel, Ekaterina Walter outlines how 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized the Internet and why he may continue to do so. Marketing podcast with Ekaterina Walter. So, is the future of Facebook a sure one?
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Media] Mass Relevance Launches with Funding
    Legendary venture investor and General Partner at Austin Ventures John Thornton told us, “Social content has tremendous potential to drive a new level of consumer engagement on media, entertainment and retail properties – but the market needs a startup with expertise in both social and enterprise tech in order turn the promise into reality.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Media] Real Unfair Advantages
    Chris Brogan commands $22,000 for a single day of consulting in an industry (social media marketing) where all the information you need is already online and free. This is Part 2 of the series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches.??? What if someone copies your awesome business idea? How can I answer this question? Like what?? P.P.S.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Media] crowdSPRING’s Twitter Roundup For Small Business
    These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship , small business, leadership, social media , marketing , and more! Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Guide to Online Marketing Tools – [link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [Media] AOL's Tim Armstrong Played the Blame Game and Lost
    'Blaming others is never a good strategy for media relations, nor is it good for employee morale. For instance, an article by Deanna Fei, one of the babies'' mothers'', about the experience has garnered over 65,000 social media shares. Think about how this will play out in the media. What Armstrong said : "We had a $7.1
  • DAVID SILVERMAN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
    [Media] What the CEO of Leslie Fay Learned from His Company's Bankruptcy
    The business media made reports critical of outsourcing (when they had previously been pressing Leslie Fay for ever-greater profits). This is part of a series of stories from CEOs about the most life-changing events in their careers. Sometimes the result was promotion to the upper reaches of business, and sometimes a steep fall from grace.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Media] If You Had to Work For Someone, Who Would It Be?
    This media personality has been ranked both as the richest African American and the most influential woman in the world. Let us know by filling out Inc.'s 2013 'Pick the Best Boss of All' Brackets. If You Had to Work For Someone, Who Would It Be? If you couldn't work for yourself, who would you choose as your boss? So who would you choose?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Media] Want a new job but don’t want to alert your current boss? Hire My Friend may well be for you
    While it’s going up against behemoths with heritage, it’s doing it in a way that integrates social media (an increasingly used tool by recruiters) in a more than cursory way but allows users to retain a sense of control over who sees their information, which in an increasingly privacy-conscious age can only be a good thing.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Media] Beyond SEO: How To Bring People To A Business Site
    Here are some more suggestions for making a website site more attractive: Social Media, Used Strategically. common tactic is combining that with linking up with an influential social media site or personality for additional promotion. 'by Aaron Hollobaugh, VP of Marketing & Communications at Hostway Corporation. Try PPC Campaigns.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Media] Five Essential Clauses No Employee Handbook Should Be Without
    Social Media Policies. With social media continuing to make strides in business environments, employers must decide how to handle professional accounts. 'by Rob Wilson, CEO of Employco USA. It’s a crucial part of running a business that can greatly help diminish legal issues. Anti-Discrimination Policies. Digital Property.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] Blaming Angels and VCs for Choosing is Like Blaming Up for Down
    ” The media, when pitched a startup story, is interested in who funded the venture. I was happily reading Sramana Mitrea’s  The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs on Read/Write Web, agreeing with every detail, when I ran into a snag. It’s in italics in this quote from Sramana’s post. ” And entrepreneurs? This is wrong.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] Scaling Too Fast Can Tank Your Business
    The beauty of emerging social media marketing is that it is based on these "pull" techniques, and can be both impactful and cost effective. 'Too many growth businesses try to scale before they are ready. You''re better off creating enormous value for a few customers first. But scaling a business too soon is a surefire way to tank it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [Media] Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Failed Pitches, Acqhires & Strategy
    But in New York, “Tech is like the fifth coolest thing behind finance, fashion, media, and music,” Crowley said. Dennis Crowley opened up about what it takes to run a successful start-up and the state of the start-up scene. If Dennis Crowley wasn't the CEO of Foursquare, he'd probably be a snowboarding instructor. ”
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Helsinki-based Applifier acquired by Unity
    Applifier''s main product is Everyplay, a tool to allow players to record gameplay to share with friends on social media or Youtube. It was 6:00 AM in San Francisco, and the news just broke that his company, Applifier , had been acquired by Unity , the game engine. Laakkonen woke up about two minutes before we gave him a ring. says Laakkonen.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Is Facebook Advertising Getting Too Expensive For Startups?
    Sofanatics , the Finnish social sports media startup, has decided to quit advertising on Facebook for the time being, citing increased costs and lower conversion rates as the main factors behind the rather radical decision. For Sofanatics, the price of Facebook advertising has risen 50% during this year. Talk about honesty towards your users.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] How Much Transparency Is Too Much?
    To some extent social media has forced organizations to be more transparent, because they no longer had the luxury of hiding behind press releases and company spokespersons. 'How Much Transparency Is Too Much? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Marketing podcast with Pat Flynn.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Top 9 HR Fails of 2013
    Just like the AOL layoffs, someone in HR left a very important things off the layoff checklist: Either change social media passwords or make the company "tweeter" part of the layoff team. Your social media person should never be surprised by anything negative. These HR departments failed in their jobs. You''re fired! Intern lawsuits.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Publishing Platform Dimcos Leaps Abroad: Major Partnership with Latvian Book Giant
    The company provides new, as well as experienced, writers a place to publish and sell their productions in an interactive platform that supports social media visibility. What makes Dimcos appealing is its wide array of functionality for both readers and publishers coupled with social media recommendation options. Laiho adds.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [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.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneur Questions Answered
    PR: PR is mostly a matter of finding an interesting "hook" that the media finds exciting. Figure out what a listener of the nightly news would find interesting about your product, and use that to pitch multiple media sources. What's the best way to cost-effectively increase awareness of our products as we expand into other markets?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
    [Media] Walk Like an Egyptian
    And while the concept of Tunisia and Egypt being ‘Twitter” revolutions is over-stated, it is true that easy media connectivity has greatly accelerated organized action on long-held social and political discontents. It is this speed and momentum that is most exhilarating. No, it is far easier and more sustainable than that. But au contraire!
  • KEVIN DEWALT  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
    [Media] Boston Tragedy & Why Entrepreneurs Do What We Do
    A year later he founded Buzzient , a company that provides Social Media Analytics & Social CRM services. Tim was contacted by many media outlets for interviews including The New York Times and Bloomberg on how his startup provides expertise and information to law enforcement. Entrepreneurs Helping the World Makes a Great Story.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] The Secret to Winning a Start-up Competition
    It's already used by digital magazines, brand advertising, and media sites to build in deferred shopping. Your PowerPoint is awesome (and memorized). Your pitch is crystal clear. You're adequately caffeinated and totally pumped up. Here's why that's just not enough. They're great networkers who tend to wear a perma-grin.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Why Apple Really Acquired Topsy
    Apple raised an eyebrow or two Monday, confirming to The Wall Street Journal that it had acquired Topsy, a social media analytics firm that monitors conversation and sentiment on Twitter, for a reported $200 million. 'The tech giant spent a reported $200 million to acquire a social analytics start-up. Here''s why.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Media] Maintaining Your Motivation as a Maverick
    Once eBooks starting taking off, for example, we were one of the few resources people could easily find – and one of the few quality sites the media could point to. People hate change. The marketplace is no different – since it’s made up of people, it’s just as resistant to the unproven as anything else. Overcoming Challenges.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Succeed in 2013
    That means high quality relevant content, a user-friendly interface, and an integrated search and social media effort. We asked some of the brightest entrepreneurs we know what it's going to take to make money next year. Read on to find out which advice you ought to steal. It just means 'not right now.' Pair them up. Two words: Fire yourself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How to Harness the Power of We
    Think about all the key areas: not just accounting and finance, technology, sales and marketing, communications, operations and strategy, but graphic design, social media and creativity. 'Collaborations can bring your business into entirely new territories--if they''re done right. As entrepreneurs we are used to being our own one-stop-shop.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
    [Media] 750 Words on Caring
    Participating in the social media community. My growing issue with social media and our community is that so many people are not in the community for the community. I hate the line “community is about caring.&#. mean, I love Gary who popularized the line. If you care about your community, participate in it. Its not about caring.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010
    [Media] Author’s Journey #19: Create an online hub for marketing your book
    Your blog will also require integration with today’s social marketing media, so content added to your blog will be automatically replicated on FaceBook , LinkedIn , and Twitter. This is sheer lunacy. There’s no reason for it! How blogs have changed. Today’s blogs are light years ahead of their predecessors. Store. Testimonials. Contact.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
    [Media] Online Marketing Still A Faith Based Initiative. Why? What's The Fix?
    You can run controlled experiments to measure incremental online/offline impact and balance the portfolio of media channels you are exposed to, rather than getting distracted by sideshows like "attribution analysis" So much promise. The world of the intertubes should be a lot more data driven and awe-sexy than it really is. Faith.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Media] Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: What I've Learned
    'The captain of the world''s most ubiquitous social media platform talks leadership, disruption, and why he follows Mia Farrow. There are certain things you’d expect of the CEO of the fastest growing, most disruptive, 140-character communications platform in the world. And you’d expect him to be surprised by nothing.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
    [Media] Survey Share: An Eight Year Old New Startup | The Startup Cafe.
    That was before social media was a buzzword – word about SurveyShare spread by word of mouth. also want to use social media to keep track with my own users and their needs. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. Eight years is a long time! Enjoyed this?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] Lessons from Amazon: How Well Do You Know Your Customers?
    The more people that interact with you—through your site, social media, blog, salespeople, etc.—the You already know how to divide your audience into broad groups. Now it's time to create unique individual targeting. What do Pandora, Netflix, and Amazon all have in common? All three are world-class "segmenters." Brilliant. link].
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Media] Expanding To Asia: 5 Tips For Tackling the World’s Largest Market
    Thanks to the global nature of business and social media, it’s highly likely that potential interested partners in Asia may actually find you before you find them. 'by  Jay Eum, co-founder and Managing Director of  TransLink Capital. After all, more of the world’s population lives within the Asian Ring than outside it. 3: Know what to expect.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Media] How To Pick The Right Idea For Your Startup
    Make something that entertains: Music, gaming, video, and media companies entertain. The following is a guest post by Kapil Kale, co-founder of GiftRocket , a Y Combinator-backed gift card company. Kapil usually blogs here. As a current startup founder, one of the most common questions I get is how to come up with a good startup idea.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Media] Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design
    social media. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteHack. Archives. Twitter. Facebook. Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design. By Travis Sheppard / May 10, 2012 06:05 AM / View Comments. Tweet. Step 1: The Plan.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Classroom Kindle with Big Brother Control One-Ups iPad
    Content distribution, social media and purchase blockades, password protection, document sharing; there couldn’t be a more teacher-friendly checklist. Interesting post:  Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom , on Gizmodo. I’ve been following ebooks and textbooks for more than 10 years now, expecting disruption. Damn. .
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
    [Media] Weird eHow Web spam
    X-Powered-By: ASP.NET So I'm inclined to believe these domains are actually powered by eHow, which isn't too surprising since eHow is owned by Demand Media. fnboelwein.com redirects to [link] As does bankofelgin.com. If you actually go to the link, you get this message at the top: Hi There! We think we might have what you're looking for.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Move over #SoMoLo � it's time for #SoMoLoClo
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Move over #SoMoLo … it’s time for #SoMoLoClo. After some frustrating searching for SoMoLo, I think the earliest reference I could find is in 2010. So goodbye SoMoLo, hello SoMoLoClo! Email This BlogThis!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Media] 6 Must-read Tips for Running a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    This means you have to walk the fine line between getting the word out and annoying everyone on your social media feeds. 'If you want to start a business, it seems the ideal way to get started would be to have people give you their money solely on the basis of your idea. This is, essentially, how Kickstarter works. Seems too good to be true?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 3 Mobile Behaviors You Must Embrace Right Now
    Then social media came along and everyone rushed to figure out Twitter and how to run a contest on Facebook. When marketing people start talking about mobile these days, and they’re doing it a lot, they usually default to tactics – mobile ads, SMS, throw in some near field communications and we’re on the mobile track.
  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] How to choose the right design agency for your startup
    Do you need help with your social media strategy? 'Before joining Google, Mike Buzzard founded Cuban Council, a world-class design agency that worked with clients like Google, NASA, Francis Ford Coppola, Facebook, Zynga, Tom Waits, BBC, and Evernote. John Zeratsky. Our startup needs design help. What do you need? Do you need a logo?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Media] Process Makes Perfect When Completing An IT Project On Time And In Budget
    Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. 'by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok) Wouldn’t it be nice if all of your IT projects ran with assembly line-like precision and maximum efficiency? How will you keep me involved?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways You Discourage Customers From Buying
    It may seem like a good idea to make the customer create an account, collect social media information, or ask questions about what led the customer to the site. The relationship between buyers and sellers has changed. In the process, these four tactics have become major turn-offs. They want to be educated and assisted, not sold. Not so.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Media] Can This Start-up Shake up the Art World?
    Customers can also freshen the art hanging on their walls and experiment with different artists, styles, and media. Consumers can already rent dresses, cars, and DVDs by the day. Why not fine art? Everyone wants nice things. The problem is, most people can't afford everything they want. Sometimes it's referred to as collaborative consumption.)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] 7 Steps to Turbo-Charge Your Efficiency
    If you spend 30 minutes a day on social media and instant messaging that adds up to two and a half hours per week. One hundred and thirty hours equates to over three 40-hour work weeks you are spending on social media and chatting online per year. We all want more time. But how do you get it? Efficiency. Here’s how: 1. Delegate.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] “Me-too” products are fine
    We do experiment with “revolutionary” products as well – a media-streaming service, social apps, we even wrote a plugin for Spotify just for kicks… And trust me, it’s much easier to launch the “innovative” stuff when you already have a “me-too” product background. “Innovate!”
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Media] What If You Needed to Fire Yourself?
    Social Media Training Course Beta Testers Needed This whole social media thing for small business can be. 'What If You Needed to Fire Yourself? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing I had an interesting conversation with one of the most dynamic free agent entrepreneurs I know.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Media] The Value of a Twitter Follower
    There is a lot of information asymmetry in social media. by Puja Ramani and Sampada Telang What we learned from applying the life time value analysis as well as engagement funnel analysis techniques for Twitter: Our goal was to estimate the value of a Twitter follower for various publishers on Twitter. Summary of key learnings 1.1
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Lean Analytics: The Best Numbers for Non-Tech Companies
    The simple reality is that with cloud computing, prototyping, social media, and other recent tools, the cost of trying something out is now vanishingly small. 'Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. Analytics spark more questions and discussion than almost any other aspect of the Lean Startup method. Join us there
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] WikiHow's Recipe for Success
    On top of that, it's a media company where everyone owns its content. Unlike Yahoo Answers, About.com, and eHow (which Herrick sold to Demand Media in 2006), wikiHow lets anybody edit articles, but uses multiple layers of quality assurance to try to make sure the changes are good ones. and the company is intentionally self-funded.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Helistin.fi Hacked, Intoloop Kids' Baby Book Unaffected
    Helistin.fi , a Finnish media property owned by Darwin Media, was hacked last night. According to reports, all user credentials were shared online. The site holds a popular bulletin board for young parents as well as a baby book service offered by the Finnish startup Starduck Studios. remains unaffected by the hacking.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Media] Page Speed: Why It’s a Big Tool in Your Page Ranking
    Make sure all media files are optimized to the web. By now, you’ve heard of the importance of SEO for business owners. Get a high page rank, and your business can be easily found on search engines sites, especially the mammoth, Google. But have you heard the new ways Google is deciding these search engine rankings? If a site loads in 2.9
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Media] Gruvi Enters UK, Attracts Fans For 'Bad Teacher'.
    Their focus on film industry came as a result of Ben's observation that film marketing budgets began shifting heavily in the direction of social media. Gruvi's approach of guiding fans from content discovery to booking movie tickets within the most popular social media is ingeniusly simple. Their focus at the moment is film industry.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] Connect Your Phone To TV Through Browser-Based Pult.io
    Pult has a team of five people with backgrounds in media and telecom, and had met by working together with someone from the team in previous projects. Co-founder Andrus Raudsalu was previously the CEO of Delfi-- a big internet media company in the Baltics. A new Estonian company that should be one to watch is Pult.io. Period.".
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Anatomy of a good landing page « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0 trackback Both virality and direct response advertising are areas where getting the details right are critical.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Media] Two Skateboarding Dads Invent Award-Winning Kids Products Now in Major Retail Stores
    Also, find us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 'Two California brother in-laws, Jason Arriola and Will Regan, teamed up to start a business and now these two Skateboarding dads are living the dream of entrepreneurism. So how did they do it? Q: What is the Booster Seat Headrest and who is it intended to be used by? Congrats!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] 4 Tricks for Better Customer Service
    Whirlpool's Maytag: Get Smarter About Social Media Twitter and Facebook have made it possible for customers to be more vocal and far-reaching with their opinions. From Amazon to Lego to Zappos, plenty of big corporations have won kudos for their personal touch. Here's how you can steal their best ideas. With customers, it's similar," he says.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Media] [Competition] Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013
    “With Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013, Samsung is going to boost (the) mobile ecosystem,” said Won-Pyo Hong, President and Head of Samsung Electronics Media Solution Center. In addition, final winners will be assessed by Samsung Venture Investment for funding potential.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
    [Media] ZLango Becomes Lango, Revisualizes Mobile Messaging
    Available for both iOS and Android devices, users can easily enhance words and phrases with images – depicting emotion, humor and self-expression – in both texting and social media updates. The proliferation of mobile messaging applications has pretty much taken the world by storm.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Protect Before You Connect! Simple Precautions To Avoid Online Personal Privacy Disaster
    Like it or not, Facebook and other social media are now able to track and record your exact interests. One way to do that is to review the privacy settings on every social media site you participate in and adjust the setting to maximize your protection against unwanted intrusion. Don’t Daisy Chain Your Social Media Accounts.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] The Power of Storytelling – Neal Baer of Law and Order SVU
    Nael talked about many things but the highlight of the talk was the power of storytelling ( especially on the mainstream media ). Kavitha and I had an opportunity to listen to Neal Baer ( Producer of Law & Order SVU ) at IDEO recently. The surveys were conducted before the show, 1 week after the show and 6 weeks after the show. Author.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Attention Start-ups: Big Corporations Want to Work With You
    It was there that she met Josh Emert and Austin Evarts, co-founders of GoChime, a company that serves targeted ads to Internet users based on the material in their social-media pages. 'How young businesses can develop relationships with companies such as Nike and Pepsi. Sheaffer, however, isn''t an employee of Waze.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] [Interview] Imaginary Friends Studios (Is More Real Than You Think)
    After graduating from Nanyang Polytechnic with a diploma in digital media design, I have spent a year in Tokyo working for the game company tri-Ace/Square-Enix, and then set up IFS with my current partners. Tell us a little about yourself. Stanley Artgerm Lau: I am a co-founder and creative director of IFS. It was really crazy! Gradually
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Media] Is Your Customer Communication Up to Par?
    Whether you place a TV ad, use social media, or market in places your customers frequent, you want to be sure you know where and how to reach them. by David Greer. In every business, communication is imperative. There is a need to communicate with clients, suppliers, partners, investors and most importantly customers. Be Relevant.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Media] [Review] The 4-Hour Workweek
    Here, one is urged to get rid of the obsolete option of time management and to find ways of increasing one’s productivity by cultivating selective ignorance, developing a low information diet (especially relevant in the age of social-overwhelming-clutter-media), interrupting interruptions (e.g. How does he do it? E)limination.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
    [Media] [Event] DEMO Asia: Is Being Female A Handicap?
    Despite that, all three founders agree that being female has helped them stand out, giving them more media attention. by Elisha Tan, founder of Learnemy. Seeing all the pitches at the recent DEMO Asia , it’s not difficult to see there were only a handful of female founders around. No, all three founders echoed. Being Female Helps.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [Media] I Don't Know
    If you know social media marketing is the best way to market to your target segment, say, low-tech, late-majority, senior citizens — hey, more power to you! Market By Numbers on Twitter | Entries RSS | Comments RSS Market By Numbers High-Tech Marketing and Customer Development Home What is Customer Development? Am I being hyperbolic?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] A Business Plan That Will Win Capital: 5 Steps
    Here are some options: You might go after those new customers by designing a new product tailored to those customers’ needs; you could make a product that meets their basic needs and charge a much lower price; or you could sell your existing product using a social media strategy. Your start-up is off to the races. Can you make payroll?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] How to Create a Viral Campaign (Hint: You Can’t)
    So she and her team began joking in their social media postings about "Makeup-Free Mondays." Whether or not your marketing takes off--and takes on a life of its own--isn't really up to you. But you can set yourself up for success. Will your campaign go viral? It's really not up to you. Take online magazine The Beauty Bean. Scare yourself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] 8 Outdated Gadgets You Must Toss
    That’s the re-designed Microsoft mobile operating system that borrowed heavily from the Zune media player. Recognize any of these devices from your briefcase? If so, head to the nearest wastebasket. And then go get an upgrade already. I'm not saying you and your business always need to have the latest hardware. That's just illogical.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Media] What Greek Startups Can Teach the World
    At DWEN, the words of Lakshmi Pratury, the founder of Ixoraa Media , really struck me: “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.”. Inspired by Riots. Whitehill is founder of Entrepreneur Week , the Greek version of which was inspired by riots protesting the country’s austerity moves. Check the P-List.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Media] 10 Secrets of Successful Crowdfunding - From Scott Steinberg
    It’s imperative prior to hitting the launch button that you’ve done your research, you’ve plotted a marketing campaign, you’ve got your social media tools lined up, you know who your audience is and how to reach them, and you have a working promotional plan for the entire duration of the campaign. It comes down to a sales pitch. StartUp 101
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Online Advertising Trends For The Decade
    While on this topic, I want to particularly emphasize the social media advertising trend, and my observation that the infrastructure to measure, analyze, optimize, and target is really wide open, and I'd like to hear from entrepreneurs working on the various nuances of that particular problem. Next, we had two very interesting entrepreneurs.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success by Dan Schawbel [Book Review]
    Devotion is quantifiable by engaging with research, social media, and blogging. 'Dan Schawbel cornered a market before anyone else knew that it existed. He identified an important trend in our economy and informed thousands of people who were just learning about personal branding and helped them educate themselves on the topic.
  • GET VENTURE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
    [Media] New Investment: ADstruc - Outdoor Advertising Platform
    He has already been discovered by Entrepreneur Magazine and I suspect his exploits will be the focus of much media attention. Image via CrunchBase. m very excited to announce a new member of the DFJ Gotham portfolio – ADstruc , a platform that is poised to revolutionize the way that outdoor advertising is transacted. They’re a dangerous team.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    [Media] Watching Websites presentation at Podcamp Toronto
    tags: competitive community ) > [link] Lenny Rachitsky Do you feel like this presentation, at least the posted deck, is a good reflection of the main points of your book, or did you tailor this presentation for the social media focused PodCamp crowd? Overall, it went really well, and we got lots of great comments from the presentation. 
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Startups can point to the future
    This morning I’ll be heading over to attend Startup Riot , a one-day conference in Atlanta (put on by my friend @sanjay and fellow Shotputter ) where 50 startups get three minutes each to pitch their business to hundreds of venture capitalists, angel investors, other entrepreneurs and the media. Start-ups Technology startup riot
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 10 Silly Things Entrepreneurs Say
    CEO Ben Smith and SVP of Business Development Mark Menell of Wanderful Media , a startup that re-imagines the digital circular through FindnSave.com and a suite of mobile apps, like to collect silly things entrepreneurs say. 'And more importantly, what to say instead. Some people keep lists of overused phrases and verbal tics. We can do both."
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
    [Media] The Trend Towards Lean Startups :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Accelerate Your Startup Understanding the Most Fundamental Shift in Marketing Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Creating Customer Bliss Are You Making Evil Plans? Practical Tips for Gett.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2007
    [Media] Christine: Mobile Advertising Hopefuls Pitch at Under the Radar
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. Raised $6.5M
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be a Young Person With a Big Idea
    Despite the persistent negative commentary about Millennials in the media , my experience is that most older people want to see our generation thrive and are excited to support our aspirations. 'What a band of Millennial entrepreneurs on a train can teach us about entrepreneurship in today''s America. The Omaha space is called KANEKO.
  • DSHEN  |  SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
    [Media] Betaday 2013 by Betaworks
    The Gillmor Gang , featuring Steve Gillmor , Robert Scoble and his Google Glasses, Doug Rushkoff , media theorist and author, Paul Davison of Highlight. 'This last week I was in NYC and attended the 2013 Betaday, put on yearly by Betaworks. Back in January of this year, Paul had told me of his plans for the HIR program.
  • DSHEN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
    [Media] Why I Hate Social Proof - DShen's Blogs
    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. Yahoo!
  • SVPG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Media] Defining Product
    ” - If you work at a media company, then the editorial role is typically responsible for the content component, but it still contributes into the holistic definition of product. In the consumer packaged goods industry, most people have a pretty clear image in mind when you refer to the “product” that they manage or work on.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] What to Leave In, What to Leave Out :: Small Business Marketing.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] 'Follow the Money' and Other Lessons From Jeff Bezos
    His introductory remarks, in the form of an open memo, hit notes of "believable optimism," as the media blog Poynter.org put it: "Bezos promises to honor the values of the Washington Post, to own up to mistakes, to ''slow down'' in order to get it right, to be courageous in the pursuit of truth. 'Sixteen years ago, Jeff Bezos told Inc.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Army Goes Lean and Uses HeiaHeia for Pre-Service Fitness
    We believe a social media service that drives exercise will appeal to even those who don''t work out on a regular basis. 'Startups and armies are not often seen in the same sentence. Especially when an army becomes one of the biggest clients for a startup. Top Image Courtesy of Shutterstock // Military Sport
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
    [Media] Intoloop, Social Networking Around Passion
    According to Hiissa, Intoloop will revolutionize the user interface of social media services in a way similar to how the iPhone revolutionized the user interface of smartphones. A Finnish startup, Starduck Studios , will be launching Intoloop , a social network around passions, later this year. Remains to be seen, how they'll execute on that.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] How to Increase Sales Online – The Checklist
    As a marketer, one of your constant jobs is to find the right marketing mix: the right media (where to advertise / promote – free or paid), the right message (what do you say?), If you get the media right and the traffic is relevant (e.g. social media follow (Twitter, Facebook etc). Wouldn’t that be swell? Weight?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Your App Take Off
    And for every 50 apps that join its platform, Great Apps issues a press release touting them to more than 2,000 media outlets, although if you want to be included you’ll have to buy the highest level of membership, which is $495. Want your app to be the next Angry Birds or Pinterest? Try these expert suggestions: 1. Get reviewed.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] Why Hiring Summer Interns Is Like March Madness
    That leaves the prospective intern from Columbia trying to explain why knowing every character in Chaucer''s Canterbury Tales makes her the ideal candidate, while the Northeastern student engages in an in-depth discussion about best practices for managing a crisis on social media channels. Here''s what our intern committee found.
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