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  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Media] Playmysong Updates Android App, Talks Growth
    On the business side Playmysong has a partnership with Mood Media, the largest distributor of music for small businesses in Europe. This means it''s super simple for Mood Media customers to add Playmysong to their locations, and it helps Playmysong scale up sales. Playmysong has been on a roll.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Media] Mayor Bloomberg Wants Stanford Techies to Move to New York
    You can''t beat the nightlife or business opportunities, said Michael Bloomberg during his Stanford commencement speech Sunday. Translation: Silicon Alley should be the next tech hub. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg believes in Silicon Alley so much, he wouldn''t be surprised if Stanford graduates started moving there.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] Creating Better VCs: An Accelerator for the Dark Side
    They''re the only ones whose job it is to meet with the founders, lawyers, technologists, corp dev folks, media, professors, and talent all at the some time, not just to look for deal flow but to improve the quality of the ecosystem these companies are going into. But what about investors? How are we supposed to get better? still would.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
    [Media] In-Text Links Are Just The Tip Of The Iceberg In Web Publishing
    The investment was an obvious one for us as it fits squarely in our  Adhesive theme  given the deep relationships LinkSmart has with big media and web platforms as a provider of analytics and traffic management software. My partner  Seth Levine sits on the board and wrote about his view of LinkSmart. We clicked. And the Internet grew.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways to Market With Online Photos
    Cost: Free for social-media campaigns with up to 1,000 engagements, then $250 a month and up Curalate Best for: Tracking analytics Curalate helps track how other people use the product images from your company''s website, Pinterest account, or Instagram account. Online photos represent a great marketing opportunity.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Media] Who's any good?
    We need to raise our expectation level--especially in the media, on panels, and in our everyday discussion. The NYC startup community maintains a positive, supportive atmosphere. We celebrate a strong effort. However, that often makes it hard to tell who actually excels at their job and who just mails it in or got lucky. How long ago?
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] How A 17-Year-Old In India Bootstrapped To $7M In Revenue
    And then we went to the mass media with the story. The following is a guest post written by Sanket Nadhani. He previously headed Marketing and Sales at FusionCharts and just launched an eBook on the complete journey of the company on its tenth birthday. But that's not the interesting part. Also, brevity is good. It's not even sexy.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [Media] If Google can't get local merchants to self serve, you probably can't either
    It is hard to get someone elses salesforce to know and care about your product as much as you do, especially when they are used to selling traditional media and not online media. If you want to make a business in local online media, you have to control your own destiny and build your own salesforce. advertising local
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011
    [Media] The Irresistible Attraction Of Online Entrepreneurship
    Last week I wrote about my social media adventures and the results I’ve had even though I’m not a social media guru. expressed similar ideas to Kerry in my previous article about the importance of creating connections for business through social media. There are three reasons this information is valuable. love those moments!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] 10 Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs on Achieving Your Company’s Long-Term Goals
    specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound. -  Zach Clayton ,  Three Ships Media. 9. Having long-term vision is one of the keys to good leadership, and necessary for any successful business. All the complications are what make executing your long-term vision the sign of success; it’s definitely not easy to do. Goals.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Why Facebook’s latest news is old news
    He spends his days watching what brands are doing on Social Media and absorbing statistics like some kind of information-hungry sponge creature. EzyInsights shows you what''s working and what''s not on Social Media. As a Facebook spokesperson confirms: “People are connecting and sharing more than ever. Wrong. No reaction?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Meet the Entrepreneur-Heroes of the Boston Marathon Bombings
    After the FBI released their photographs to the media, authorities say brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed a police officer and carjacked a Mercedes SUV, driven by a entrepreneur who had just moved to the U.S. He asked the media not to provide his full name in accounts of his story. Here are some of their stories.
  • DAVID COHEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Help me crush Brad Feld like a bug
    We will celebrate your startup, list you on our web site, let you guest blog and give you a Startup America seal for your website and social media. If you have a startup, and you want free stuff , head over to Startup America and sign up. TechStars is in a race with Brad Feld ( booooo !) to see who can sign the most startups up. Help us!
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Media] Klout Founder Joe Fernandez on Hype Cycles, Lessons Learned & Rapping to His Dog
    Hunter Walk: Within social media echo chamber, Klout rode a hype cycle up and down prior to a successful exit. Klout’s start and finish are both stories of perseverance. CEO Joe Fernandez conceived of the idea while recovering from recovering from jaw surgery – very Kanye. Emotionally must have been a difficult journey?
  • ROB GO  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    [Media] Distribution Advantage
    Here are a couple examples from our portfolio: Vertical Communities: One of the exciting attributes of GrabCAD in the early days was its rapidly growing, engaged community of mechanical engineers.  As a vertical community, the business of GrabCAD was never going to look like that of a social network or social media company.  Also hit-or miss. 
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
    [Media] How will self-driving cars change society?
    That’s probably the only way to push daily media consumption beyond today’s already high 8 hours per day. When people talk about self-driving cars, the discussion typically centers around a few important topics: 1) When will we see self driving cars on the market (e.g. In January, Robert Scoble wrote that we’re at least a decade out).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Media] Twitter's 2013 Changes Recapped: Are You Up to Date?
    Video content is now also included in a user''s media gallery and expanded tweets. Since the beginning of the year, Twitter has rolled out at least 16 significant changes businesses should know about. Do you? In the race for users and revenue, Twitter has unleashed a collection of changes--many designed to attract marketers. Vine launched.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] 3 Ways to Be a Popular--and Effective--CEO
    Today we are thriving and just launched the biggest email and social media marketing software release in our company''s history. As a CEO or leader, it''s your job to move your company forward. But you can still balance that with being liked by the people you lead. Chief executives at LinkedIn, Ford Motor Co., Empower your people. For real.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
    [Media] What’s the Secret to Your Success? With Jesse Thomas of Picky Bars
    It was at the same time that social media was gaining steam and that enabled us to have free marketing to the people who followed us as athletes. The opportunity was this: Lauren and I have a national, even an international audience through our respective sports of running and triathlon through social media and PR and media in the sport.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] 500 Startups Hits the Accelerator Pedal (and Program) Again
    Thats the image that you should take away from the funds press release today with a headline that invokes The Fast and the Furious at least. Speed, risk, victory - you get the picture. Those winners are StoryTree , Culture Kitchen , and Volta. The full list is below). Launch early and often," quipped McClure, "and promote early and often."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013
    [Media] 5 Ways to Vet an Incubator
    So if it''s media or fashion, New York may win out over California. Not all incubators are created equal--and with more of them out there, you need to choose where you apply wisely. The age of the accelerator is officially upon us. Here is but a glimpse into the proliferation of start-up programs in the U.S. and Europe as reported by U.K.
  • AGILE VC  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Media] The Rise & Fall of Great Venture Firms [Part 1] ? AGILEVC
    How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. The Rise & Fall of Great Venture Firms [Part 1]. July 11, 2012. NextView’s still in its infancy… we’re barely two years old and are just part of the way through investing our initial fund. Kleiner).
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 2 Really Cool Companies
    Now, the other wonderful feature in Stanzr is that all these conversations are shared across social media platforms - Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook. Creating that kind of systematic buzz is an excellent social media marketing strategy as well. She has, thus far, not done any other formal customer acquisition initiative. Sponsor. Stanzr.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] Why Introverts Make Great Entrepreneurs—Plus 5 Tips for the Entrepreneurial Introvert
    Or, you might put together a thoughtful social media campaign or series of blogs from the privacy of your own office. Photo: Getty Images. What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg all have in common? In addition to being some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, all three are introverts. Understanding Introversion.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015
    [Media] The Future Of Human Labor In A Robotic World
    He previously served in executive leadership at MTV, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and most recently as President of Digital Media at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. By Robert Tercek, author of “ Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World “ Robots are coming to steal our jobs. Should we worry about this?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] ClipMe in 15 Seconds
    Once ready, the video can be shared over social media for everyone to see. The rapper is very popular among the youth and is known for strong social media activity. Finnish ClipMe has a speciality of its own. ClipMe allows you to create 15 second video stories with friends. To put it simple, it really is all about having fun.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Video Start-up's Fast Track to Growth
    With more than 200 employees, Kaltura has carved a niche for itself in three major verticals--enterprise, education, and media--as the premier platform for video integration. Kaltura, a New York-based video software platform, just raised $25 million in Series D funding. It's on target to become the next billion-dollar video company.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
    [Media] Power of Financial Transparency With Employees
    In fact, the company spent more money building out new research about social media and television convergence and holding a virtual conference. Make sure your staff understands how money flows through your company. You'll improve the bottom line. have also had employees try to expense everything from dental floss to mascara.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [Media] [Infographic] Small Business Concerns In 2013
    And if you’re an online entrepreneur, this infographic shows these and more – you may be interested in the parts on social media, mobile payment and word-of-mouth: In the News Alibaba.com Auctiva infographic small business VendioOther key takeaways: 87-percent will not be hiring any employees this year. Flat economy. Taxes.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] ATI Companies Raise $35M in Q1
    In addition, ATI member companies and alumni continue to receive widespread media coverage for their impact on the development of emerging technologies across several industries, earning several accolades in Q1. Startup 101 ati savara spredfast
  • WIRED WIRED WEST  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [Media] LA techies and City Year bond and beautify Marvin Elementary
    But corporate giving is about more than money for members of ThursdayNights where media and technology execs gather to improve the odds of success for at-risk kids. It’s easier for companies to cut checks than to carve time out to volunteer. That’s why ThursdayNights put out an open call to the LA tech community. Fifty [.].
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Media] Macheen Announces New Marketing VP and Advisory Board
    Kent Libbey brings over 20 years of marketing leadership in telecommunications, media, software and cloud-based applications. [.]. Macheen Inc., The company also announced the creation of a new Advisory Board and its charter members, wireless technology veterans Carmel Sofer and Daniel Shader. Digital macheen
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] What Your Brand Should Learn From the Pope
    And unlike many brands and executives who continue to shun social media as a passing fad, the Pope has embraced it as an effective way to communicate with and get his message out to the masses--not to mention to take the pulse of his customers. 2. Sometimes the savviest business leaders aren''t in business at all.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] New Online Courses From Sympoz On Starting A Company
    This is a bidirectional experiment for us – we are helping Sympoz launch their new set of programs for startups and entrepreneurs while continuing to experiment with new forms of media around education on a topic we know well. My class,  How To Light a Spark & Set Your Startup on Fire , is  FREE  for a limited time. Are Your Great?
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [Media] Business ecology and the four customer currencies
    Now consider a traditional media business. The value of the attention that the media company collects determines how profitable it is. In the old days, these media companies would then themselves plow this profit back into marketing and advertising, and grow. Now consider a traditional media business. As soon as possible!&#
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [Media] Imagining the next iteration of paid TV
    Jim Barksdale, founder of Netscape famously said that “there are only two ways to make money in business: bundling and unbundling” We’ve seen this a lot in media – iTunes unbundled the album into singles and now Spotify have bundled singles up into an all you can eat subscription.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] Zoopla at seven – how focus and speed drive exceptional outcomes
    always get concerned when I see a large commerce or digital media player without a strong tech component. I first invested in Zoopla in July 2007. At the time, a mere £500,000 to get the company going and back Simon Kain and Alex Chesterman in improving the real estate experience. million and a profit margin that is flirting with 50%.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] Scaling-up: Turning the corner from starving startup to growing company
    Social media is now an indispensable factor. Listen carefully and humbly to your users, using social media channels to provide real-time technical support. Noam Fine, co-Founder and CEO of Widdit , providing app developers engagement solutions over the mobile and Web platforms. The monetization challenge. Keep ‘em coming back.
  • DSHEN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Media] The MIT Problem for Startups - 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!
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Girls Who Code: Crashing the “Brogram”
    She points out that while women use the Internet 17% more than men do and create two-thirds of the content at social media sites, they earn only 14% of computer science degrees. “At age 13 or 14 there is something that happens that makes girls think coding or engineering is not for them. It’s Still A Man’s World. Getting started is one thing.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
    [Media] SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel
    Social media, blogging, and reputation management are all elements of SEO that also carry additional marketing and advertising value. SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. How Did This Happen? There are more than 3.5 billion Google searches every day. Credibility. But What About B2B?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Media] 7 Tips for Building a Strong, Vibrant Network
    By the way, I didn't add social media as a tip because, if you're reading this blog, you probably already use it. I was speaking at Internet Week yesterday on networking and so I wanted to gather some of my thoughts. I've been very lucky over the last six years of being involved in the NYC innovation community to meet some fantastic folks.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Media] How To Boost Your Chances Of Getting That Dream Job
    You need to start maintaining a professional image in every representation of yourself, from the suit that you wear to your interview, to your social media profiles. There are a lot of things stacked against you as a young professional, in a job market saturated with thousands of people just like you. Increase Your Skills and Experience.
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
    [Media] Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups
    Relationships is all about communication and social media. Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. Wikipedia ). human engineering VC Cafe Photo credit: By imaginedhorizons (Flickr). Shockingly, only 15 percent is due to technical knowledge. Share/Bookmark.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [Media] What’s One Thing Startups Can Teach Big Companies?
    Embrace social media, and you’ll find that superior results are delivered for much less money. -  Andrew Schrage ,  Money Crashers Personal Finance. 7. The following answers are provided by The  Young Entrepreneur Council  (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] The Smartest Dumb Thing I Ever Did
    Because my band was called Hit Me, I called the company Hit Media Inc. You can just make it a Doing Business As on your Hit Media account.” It turned out one of those pieces of paper I signed without question had sold 90 percent of the shares of Hit Media Inc. Why get input from such a wide range of individuals? That hurt.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] The Boston Surprise
    Even the media side has seen dramatic evolution. Now that I am leaving Boston I can talk about its startup ecosystem in all candor. When I came over 4 years ago , it was essentially as an act of belief in my partner Jeff and in myself. To be frank, I did not expect much. For that was the perception of the region from afar. Steampunk is back.
  • 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.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] The Democratization of Entrepreneurship
    The globalization of economies combined with the free flow of information fostered by the internet and other media has enabled entrepreneurs to establish connections that extend beyond traditional geographic boundaries and create virtual communities of peers where they once couldn’t exist. Entrepreneurship is becoming more highly valued.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 6 reasons to consider adding Live Chat support to your business
    Brian Honigman  is a marketing consultant, a  freelance writer  and a social media enthusiast. This The main reason above all, is that live chat offers convenience for customers right from your website without them having to leave looking for assistance on the phone, email or social media. Real-time convenience to customers.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Media] 5 Small Business Mistakes And How To Fix Them
    You picked up supplies, cleaned, delivered products, did accounting, paid bills, posted social media, delivered ads, checked on insurance and answered emails, when you suddenly realize that doing it all yourself doesn’t really make any money. By Lea Schneider. At home, you wouldn’t feel as though you must do every single chore on your own.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
    [Media] What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate!
    Anything that touches the customer from obvious things like your website or how you're using social media to billing and collections to customer service policies to how you answer the phone should be reviewed no less than quarterly for how they communicate with your customer base. And then? I'm sure many of you have had similar experiences.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] 4 Takeaways From the Iconic 'Got Milk?' Ad Campaign
    They were really astute in their media planning." It''s no accident the "Got Milk?" campaign lasted nearly 20 years. Here''s what every marketer needs to know about why it was so successful. To find out a bit more about why "Got Milk?" had the staying power it did, I spoke with San Diego State University marketing professor George Belch.
  • 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. " We''re tweeting live from HR where we''re all being fired! Your social media person should never be surprised by anything negative. You''re fired!
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Media] What to Do About a Negative Review
    Main Street Hub, a start-up that wants to help you manage your reputation on social media, received $2.6 The company charges small businesses a fee (starting at $199 per month) to take care of online reputation management and spreading the (good) word about the company on social media. million in funding.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016
    [Media] How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails
    You may have paid marketing: SEM, Social Media Ads, Banner Ads, email lists, etc. Many startup businesses – tech or otherwise – fail. In our industry we applaud the efforts for entrepreneurs to have tried and we know that today’s failure can bring the experience for tomorrow’s success. Market Size. Market Structure.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] 8 Ways to Make Friends at Work
    It''s tempting to pretend you can use social media, email and texting to present a more attractive persona to the world. Technology has changed the rules, but the underlying truths remain the same. Making friends at work (or anywhere else) is easy. Here''s my take on this: 1. Smile, with your body and mind. Be genuinely curious. Be yourself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Media] Who's the Top Entrepreneur? Your Call.
    This media personality has been ranked both as the richest African American and the most influential woman in the world. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. What does it take to be the greatest living entrepreneur? You’re about to tell us. We don't either.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Media] NYC Startups Need Engineers. This Company Aims to Deliver Them
    But in New York, media companies, finance, and fashion are the anchor industries. Another company launches in Manhattan solely to facilitate the hiring of programmers. Wednesday, the company is officially launching in Manhattan to help fill those needs. Hires through the site are now happening at the pace of more than one per day, on average.
  • 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?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] “What I’ve learned about creating meaningful work”
    Yes, I’m talking to you friend, the person who thinks they are awesome at it. I’m also talking to myself, for every time I leave social media open because I think I can do actual work and keep up with status updates and retweets and blah blah, all at the same time. Paul Jarvis  is a Web designer and author. To innovate. Experiment. Show up.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events
    Media and event company  Women 2.0 has announced that it is partnering search giant Google to support the startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the United States and around the world. has held over 200 Founder Friday events in 30 global cities. ” In the News Founder Friday Google San Francisco startup Women 2.0 women founders
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurship Flourishes for 54 Hours in Iran
    Within the world of Western media, Iran rarely grabs headlines for topics outside of politics , oil sanctions , human rights violations , or the quest for nuclear energy. Startup Weekend, the pervasive entrepreneurship group that's held events in 100 countries, just held its first event in Iran. But not all is crumbling in Iran.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Pages: Big Changes Coming Soon
    Your company's Facebook pages are about to get a big makeover. Here's how to make sure you're ready for them. Spent a lot of time learning about and building out your company's existing Facebook page? Oh well: It's pretty much being upended by March 30, whether you like it or not. And for brand marketers, Facebook is the black hole of marketing.”
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] How to Attract and Retain Customers :: Small Business Marketing.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Media] How to Open a Successful Hair Salon
    Set up and utilize social media accounts. Social media is an important component to your marketing plan, Shenkar says. If your dream is to open a hair salon, now might be one of the best times to do it. According to a report from the Professional Beauty Association, the salon industry is growing. Avi Shenkar, owner of BLO/OUT.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Media] How SEO Can Shape the Presidential Race
    For instance, when Newt Gingrich announced his campaign for President, he surely knew his marital track record would be an issue with voters and the media. How sound keyword research and strategically placed web content can shape your desired reputation. Money flows in and agencies make purchases on behalf of candidates.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
    [Media] The Next Big Thing in Business: Food
    With blockbuster hits like Top Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, and Iron Chef America, food TV has turned into a booming media business. If you''re looking for a business, industry, or career to sink your teeth into, look no further than your next meal. 10 reasons the food industry is booming. Specialty food sales in the U.S. Gourmet to go.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Media] Enterprise Wizardry For Small Companies: Welcome To Oz
    As a serial entrepreneur, he has a background in Fortune 500 sales, marketing, and corporate training, digital publishing and media. By Daniel DiGriz, CEO of MadPipe. One day, we all look up and realize our businesses aren’t in Kansas anymore. In the past, we viewed company processes as static, because the economy was steady.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013
    [Media] Lean Business: Lessons from A-Rod
    For much the past 10 years Mr. Rodriguez has found himself on the less-than-flattering end of media stories; everything from his marriage, to his relationships with teammates, to his on-field antics have been the subject of national coverage, typically in a negative light. What, you ask, are there three rules? The final lesson for A-Rod?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Why Every Leader Needs a 4-Year Goal
    Thanks to the short-term focus of public-company reporting, and the media''s insistence on insta- as the default prefix to just about everything, few business leaders I meet feel comfortable with planning four years ahead. For some, it will be the apex of their entire career. Will it be worth it? Only the outcome will decide.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Harness the Great Big Marketing Laboratory at Your Fingertips
    These graphical image ads can be anything from simple words or pictures to highly interactive rich media ads that show video, let you play games or allow you to complete forms. Many of the popular social media platforms ( Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and YouTube ) offer advertising options. Try these cheap and easy methods. Email.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] 3 Steps to Chaos-Proof Your Brain
    Social networks and the chattering media provide a constant background hum of possible risks, opportunities, competitors, and irrelevancies. Contemporary life, with its flurry of e-mails, alerts, and appointments, can feel overwhelming, even for entrepreneurs. Train your brain to deal with the chaos. So what can you do? What does she suggest?
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Your First 7 Seconds Better Be Positively Memorable
    In the book “ You Are the Message ,” media executive Roger Ailes wrote that your first impression will be solidified in the first seven seconds. Entrepreneurs are all about firsts, and the most important is you making a great first impression – on investors, customers, new team members, and strategic partners. Know a lot, but don’t flaunt it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] Great Company Culture Isn't Pricey
    We got media coverage from the employee-driven "pirates" vs. "ninjas" competition day in our offices. Even the tightest budget allows for an investment in culture. Here's what I mean. I'll admit it. I'm cuckoo for the fun stuff we do around here, at the Beryl Companies. Plus, I see a lot of smiles whenever I'm in the office. Lunch. 4.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
    [Media] A Socially-responsible, Triple-bottom line Taco Shop: SMB Tech Talk from Chaia
    BS: We are active on all of the social media channels above, save for Tumblr. Social media played a role in reminding loyal Chaia fans that we had moved to a permanent location and to entice our new neighbors to come in and visit. These people are true founders and entrepreneurs just like any venture backed company.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] [Infographic] Apps vs Cable
    Even as the growth of mobile and web apps continue to explode, traditional forms and ways of media consumption are changing rapidly. According to  Statista , Netflix is already almost as popular as cable among young adults. Others cable TV infographic mobile apps web applications
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Media] Don’t Believe Everything You’ve Heard About Selling
    Truth: Social media is just the chocolate powder sprinkled on top of your cappuccino. By Martin Limbeck, “ NO is Short for Next Opportunity: How Top Sales Professionals Think “. If you’re a small business owner, chances are your job entails some degree of selling. You may have even attended seminars to help you improve your sales skills.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Transfluent Raises $1 Million Funding To Relocate To New York
    The company provides human-powered translation services with a quick turnaround, making it ideal for companies who need social media accounts in many languages, apps localized, and other tasks. Transfluent has announced it has received $1 million in Angel funding to relocate to New York and support their Singapore office.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Give Me More for My Business
    The valuations of social media companies and other technology darlings are sky-high these days. A new survey shows entrepreneurs want higher valuations for their businesses, but are uncertain about the sale process. 500/5000 list of fast-growing businesses. Lack of Data Sixty-two percent of the Inc. Thirty-six percent of the Inc.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] Nest New York To Help Finnish Startups Establish Themselves Stateside
    He believe the city is fast becoming a good place for media centric digital startups and we have to agree. Nest New York is a new kind of a startup accelerator (can we really call it that?) in New York that helps Finnish companies establish themselves into the US market, according to Finnish Talouselämä. Image by skinnylawyer
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Media] 4 Steps to Leveraging Your Network to Build Your Business
    With the prevalence of social media, there is almost no excuse for a cold-call or cold-email anymore. 4 Steps to Leveraging Your Network to Build Your Business written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Networking doesn’t have to be about luck, but most people I work with treat it that way.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients
    This is a concept originally created with Twitter in mind, but it can be applied to all social media status updates. Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Now what? Step 2: See how you’re connected. You target.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Media] 10 Keys to Maximizing Personal Gain From a Startup
    You attitude and the clothes you wear assert your authority to subordinates, peers, the media, and customers. Everyone knows that that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). You can’t outsource that one. Volunteer. And then does it.
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
    [Media] 2 teens arrested for threat at Chapel Hill school
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Two teens have been arrested for making a threat on a social media site against a school in Chapel Hill
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
    [Media] Chattanooga women picked to win Southern Conference title
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Chattanooga is picked to win a fourth consecutive Southern Conference women's basketball championship by the league's coaches and media
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
    [Media] Chattanooga preseason pick to win SoCon men's hoop title
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Chattanooga is the preseason pick to win the Southern Conference men's basketball title in separate voting by league coaches and media
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012
    [Media] Novices Guide to Running a Webinar
    Then use social media channels like Twitter and Linkedin to engage users and announce your webinar. This evergreen content will generate traffic to your website through search and social media for years to come. Make the most of your next webinar with these four steps. Participate in Twitter chats that are on topic with your webinar.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Media] Is Facebook Still Likeable?
    great deal of the conversation is decidedly skewed as much of the buzz is coming from hard core social media users and those predisposed to move away from Facebook, but none the less, this is a valid question. Is Facebook Still Likeable? At the root of the question, however, is the issue of time. So, what’s your take?
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
    [Media] Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web: Do You Have To Choose?
    For some, their top 5 could include social media or gaming, while others may spend more time in instant messaging. by Ajay Kapur, CEO and Founder of Moovweb. There have been countless debates about the demise of the mobile Web at the hands of mobile apps. Who’s winning? No one can agree. Amazon has more app revenue than mobile Web revenue.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Media] Do512 Hits 100,000 Users
    Do512 has become an Austin new-economy success story where many traditional media outlets have faltered. By creating and exploiting new media and technology opportunities such as Facebook Connect and an iPhone-optimized mobile browser, Do512 has remained at the cutting edge of what was once a space dominated by traditional media.
  • DEIMAR  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Media] Top Tips for Building a Great Team | Deimar ~ Business Tips and.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Mar 26, 2012. Top Tips for Building a Great Team. by Deimar Gutierrez. 26.3.12. Pin It. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. ” Babe Ruth.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Media] 5 Creative Ways to Use Text Messages in Marketing :: Small.
    Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 17, 2011 | 9:50 am Categories : Mobile , Social Media , Web Marketing Tags : Cellit , eztexting , GroupMe , mobivity , Poll Everywhere Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. The use of text messaging has skyrocketed.
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Media] Tahosa’s Summit: 6 Months [Series]
    Don’t forget all of your social media profiles,  and the legal names of the LLC’s you’ve set up. I enjoy reading blog posts of entrepreneurs that chronicle the journey of starting and building a business. The ones I enjoy most are at times heart-breaking and at other times triumphant. It feels like its worth writing about.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Media] The Fantastic, Dystopian Future of Social Networking
    Your Facebook account--or whatever social media you use--will know. Think of it as Yelp meets Nike+ shoes meets Facebook meets Google meets Twitter. Start-ups: Start thinking now about where you''ll fit in. In the year 2020, social networking will look different. So I''m going to do a little prognosticating. Data will do the work for me.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012
    [Media] Why John Frankel Leaned in Early on Klout and Cornerstone OnDemand and What He Sees Next
    23:00  Discussion of California’s social media privacy laws. It all started in 2010 with Klout. Nobody had any sound logic on why Klout would be successful. John laid into a well-honed thesis on why the social web needed a “Page Rank” equivalent for people. His views are expansive and his approach non-traditional. Smart.
  • ONLYONCE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Media] A New Path Forward
    Media luminary and investor Cathie Black was most recently the President of Hearst Magazines having previously served as President and Publisher of USA Today. A New Path Forward. We are launching today with a Crowdrise campaign.   See more about that below.  The response from both participants and companies has been nothing short of amazing.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] What is the future of retail?
    Contrary to what the media repeatedly tells you (‘online is the only way forward’), a 2013 study by A.T. If someone is following your business on a social media site, your offers are available to them in-store. You’re right to be concerned about what this means for your business, but perhaps not in the way you may think. billion.
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