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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tips for Winning a Debate
    When I media train an Inc. You might not be on a national stage like Mitt Romney and President Obama, but you can take some cues from the pros. Here's how to win even the most casual debate. My decades of work in public relations have taught me a few things about wooing the crowd, and besting your opponent (while staying humble). Kennedy.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Jobless Execs: It’s Time To Dump The Old School
    According to surveys, 89 percent of employers use a form of social media to identify job candidates, with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter the most popular. After embracing social media (even building a personal website), try these tips: Streamline your strengths with specific examples. So how do you stand out in that crowd?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Questions I Didn’t Expect to Be Asked by Investors
    The Idea Generator (You are the visionary, you come up with the great next big idea, your thoughts are not limited by what you hear from your peers, the media, the market, etc.). I’ve raised close to $1 million for my previous startups and the following questions were not what I had expected to hear from the investors I was pitching to.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] How To Make Smart Borrowing Decisions (Including NOT Borrowing)
    On the other hand, alternative lenders may use more creative means to determine your creditworthiness, like checking out your customer reviews (on sites like Yelp), social media activity, or even looking directly at your business’s accounting software. So, what types of businesses should think about taking out a loan? and 1.50
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Media] Week One Roundup from the Duct Tape Selling Blog
    When we bought media around big tent poles like new product launches, Grammy’s or the Super Bowl, budgets were huge and making an impact could be guaranteed solely by the ability to buy share of voice. 'Week One Roundup from the Duct Tape Selling Blog written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] Good Marketing Strategy Becomes Culture :: Small Business.
    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  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Media] A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee
    There's even a dedicated league--New York Media Softball League--where literary players compete. Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own. got in the game to explore. About 15 entrepreneurs, engineers, and interactive designers got together Thursday evening to network.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways To Keep In Contact With Remote Staff
    Yammer is like a social media site for business. 'Starting a business can be difficult enough without having to keep a watchful eye on everyone within your company. When your company strays from the typical small office environment, this can be even more difficult, particularly if your staff telecommutes. StartMeeting. Yammer. Dropbox.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Media] Don’t Be A Donald (Sterling, That Is) – 5 Lessons For CEOs And Business Owners
    There are several instances where supervisor-employee conversations are secretly recorded and posted to social media. But putting aside the abhorrent nature of his comments, for CEOs watching this unfold are there lessons to be had? m not here to analyze Sterling’s comments, they speak for themselves. Have A Zero Tolerance For Racism.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Media] Some Tips On Effective Networking
    On Thursday, I spent time at a Hacks/Hackers meetup that had 147 attendees from the media and business.  'by Roger Smith, Technology Marketing Specialist at  Hypersoft. Effective networking is one of the most powerful entrepreneurial skills you need to master to advance in your personal and professional life.  minutes on 4/9/2014 and 4.2
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 9 Irresistible Viral Marketing Videos
    According to Unruly Media , a U.K-based 'There are lots of ways to go about putting together a clever YouTube ad. Watch these examples for a little inspiration. An average of 75 million people in the U.S. watch online video every day, streaming almost 40 billion videos every month. Of course, virality is what every business wants. Surprise!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work
    It’s got nothing to do with personal productivity, personal branding, social media, or trendy diets. Making warm and fuzzy promises to yourself doesn't work. Here's what does. Every year around this time you can find gazillions of articles about New Year’s resolutions and planning. They usually take one of five forms: 1. Great.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] How to Build the Next Instagram
    Recently, while testing a new-to-market app for a social media client, I was surprised to find a first-time user experience led with login, and absolutely no explanation or context about what the app might do for users. To make sure your mobile app is a hit, you must focus on these three aspects of user experience.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde to run for European Parliament from Finland
    Sunde''s goal - to revamp current copyright laws and legalize casual file-sharing - is ambitious, but also clearly a voice that represents a great deal of people who seem to keep “pirating” to themselves when under media spotlight. He’s also been nominated by the European Pirate Party as their pick for the European Commission presidency.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Avoid These 3 Pieces of PR Advice (Use Mine Instead)
    Another example is the social media expert--a "source" that feels that telling people how to tweet makes them an authority on how others are tweeting. For example, if your person did the social media management for the Obama campaign, they would be a useful source in the Weiner situation. Be careful with your tweets.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor
    Entrepreneurs should also use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) What is wonderful about this interview is that I got Tom on the record on: what angels look for and how they work? lessons learned from his days as an entrepreneur. some fun, big tech issues like privacy, net neutrality, location-based services and real-time data.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 3 Keys to a Better Customer Experience
    In addition to its social media channels, the company offers free e-books that help customers navigate the complexities of buying a home and refinancing. 'Guaranteed Rate may be the fastest-growing privately-held company in Chicago, largely because it pounced on customer experience as a differentiator. Marketers should take note.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Why You Should Launch Your Start-up at CES
    You also have the value of serendipity, which you don't really have in other media. This year, 150 start-ups are angling for the spotlight at the world's biggest tech trade show. Chairman Gary Shapiro explains why. International CES, the world's largest tech trade show, opens today in Las Vegas. In 2013, far more will try their luck.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2006
    [Media] Christine: Holiday Planning with the Thanksgiving Calculator
    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. Launch Pad.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Media] Amazing Alex Launches Today, Let's See What Rovio's Got
    Rovio has proved that they can print money all day around the Angry Birds concept, but if the company truly wants to IPO and create a media empire, they need to prove to investors they can do a much bigger reach than Angry Birds Space. Amazing Alex looks like a familiar concept, but still interesting for a new and wider audience.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
    [Media] Thinglink Aims To Become Bit.ly For Images
    Its ideal for media, photographers or anyone wanting to present things through photos online. Since the focus of the service is to enable object tagging in photos this could be quite nifty tool for any media who could subsequently generate affiliate sales through linking the objects to online stores or even sell those products themselves.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] Hip Hop's Wealthiest Entrepreneurs @amywhyte
    The media mogul has parlayed his rap career into multiple television and film appearances and a number of commercial endorsements. 'With Apple''s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre is set to become the richest man in hip hop--and he''s in good company. Diddy and Jay Z better watch the throne.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] The Social TV Space Heats Up
    And in December, San Francisco-based Miso, founded in March 2010, raised $4 million from Khosla Venture, Google Ventures, and Hearst Interactive Media. Among other things, "we are working on building a more personalized, media-rich second screen experience for phones, tablets and GetGlue.com," he said. IBM bought it in 2003.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
    [Media] Jussi Raisanen Shares What HeiaHeia Has Learned About Online Marketing
    Some of the things they don't think worked so well was print advertising, or articles in some online media doesn't drive hardly any traffic. But blogs or other kids of media can be very useful to them. It's a tricky situation to be in. But one thing that seems to be working for them is AdWords. Hear it from startups.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [Media] 8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013
    Plus, the fund that’s rapidly becoming the most famous for this model actually seems to be doing full service most effectively for itself--with a record of major media hits--and overpaying for its investments. On tap for next year: Big changes are coming to everything from e-commerce and hardware to incubators and VC funds.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Shane Battier and Your Winning Streak
    In December 2011, when power forward Shane Battier signed with the Miami Heat, expectations for the team among fans, media, and the players themselves were sky high. Entrepreneurs can leverage the same brain chemistry that helped the Miami Heat's Shane Battier shine in the NBA finals. Here's how. It’s physiological. You just act.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Hey Graduates: Forget Plastics - It's All About Machine Learning
    The company has been inhaling all of the social media data exhaust out of Twitter, Facebook and other sources to determine insight for brands about consumer sentiment and provide a platform for targeted engagement and campaign management. . "Tell me, what would you do if you had 1,000 times more data?".
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [Media] An Investors View on Twitter’s Announcements – I’m not Abandoning the Ecosystem
    For ad-networks this can be a simple revenue share as is customary in more traditional online media.  I have read much commentary on my Twitter stream (ironically) and in the press about how investors are going to abandon investments in the Twitter ecosystem because they seem to appear hostile to ecosystem partners. Let me explain. While Ad.ly
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Being Steve: Ashton Kutcher on the Making of 'jOBS'
    Kutcher, who founded the social media studio Katalyst and has worked with tech companies as an angel investor in the past, offered his own insight. The actor explains the trials and tribulations of emulating one of Silicon Valley's most iconic start-up founders. But there are challenges when playing a brilliant entrepreneur, as well. ”
  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Be a Pioneer not an Opportunist
    In my view, what makes today different than the last tech downturn is the proliferation of technology in the mainstream culture, and digital media is an integral element of this. As we turn over to a new year, it seems that everything old is new again. I’ve seen this movie twice before as a VC. Think big and bold and game-changing.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] Head in the Cloud
    We are also becoming adept at dealing with media types in our online interactions and because we suffer no penalty for data storage usage we save everything. Here’s my take on a range of topics we discussed: 1) Amazon Out(r)age. It happened and we should all learn from it. Basically you have a little more breathing room. Hadoop).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Help You Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously
    When I media-train executives, I always counsel them to display more emotion. 'Stand-up comedy may not seem like ideal training for leading a company, but several of the discipline''s techniques will help you loosen up, connect with employees, and make a bigger impact on your clients. I''m not surprised. Oreos were my gateway drug. Bingo.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Media] How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect My Small Business?
    The New York Times and other major media outlets are already reporting that a key provision of the Care Act designed to help small businesses and their employees has been pushed back to 2015. With the impending full implementation of the Affordable Care Act coming on January 1, 2014 what is your small business doing to prepare? Now come Jan.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] Why You Need to Typecast Yourself
    “Social media expert,” for example, will sound as lame in five years as “web site expert” sounds today. To be successful, entrepreneurs need to attract super-talented people. To do that, find the one thing you're really good at. And refuse to do anything else. This means a few things. It’s harder than you think.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] You Are Probably Not a Hacker
    You Are Not a Loner – The image of the lone wolf hacker that sits in his or her bedroom tied to a computer 24/7 with no social life is a media fallacy.  Hacking might be jumping the shark.  Ever since becoming a part of the everyday lexicon with the 80’s pop culture hit movie War Games , hackers and hacking have garnered plenty of attention. 
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [Media] Appozite Launches TweetReach
    FutureWorks, a new media marketing and branding agency, has tapped TweetReach to provide the Twitter reach measurement for the agency’s campaigns. This new offering, TweetReach Pro, is targeted at marketing, public relations, and social media professionals who coordinate Twitter campaigns.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Optimized Reviews May Be the Next Local SEO Edge :: Small Business.
    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  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] Website Crashing? 5 Things to Do Now
    Your response on social media is key, too. GoDaddy went down earlier this week, taking many small businesses' sites with it. Here's what to do if you're ever in those shoes. That's terrible news for those affected and also for GoDaddy, which will certainly lose customers. But perhaps some good can be wrung from the incident.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] FCC Declares Trump Card in Fight Over Net Neutrality
    'Ahead of a key vote on Net Neutrality, the FCC says it might start treating ISPs as utilities--making them more vulnerable to regulation. Personally, I don’t want my Internet access carved up into fast and slow lanes depending on how much I can afford to pay. And I''m guessing you don''t either. link] -; A. Thanks for the chat folks!
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] You Hired Your First Marketing Person, Now What
    Social Media Training Course Beta Testers Needed You Hired Your First Marketing Person, Now What is a post from: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. You’ve done it, you’ve worked and pushed and sold your way into the realization that you need help. And thankfully, help means – help marketing the business.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Media] How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience
    Why Social Media Doesn’t Matter Anymore. How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience This content from: Duct Tape Marketing Everyone talks about creating a great customer experience, but few people really deliver one that’s special in any way. What if you delivered products on a bike? What if you included more than they expected?
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] What's Your Business Resolution for Next Year?
    We would learn about an opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in a media outlet or publication and react by scrambling to author a great piece at the last minute. 'The founders and CEOs explain what they''re planning to change or improve about their business in the coming year. Like what? Read on for inspiration.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Media] How to Do Spec Work and Feel Good About It
    The Jets need to be at the forefront of social media." 'Above all, be clear on what you''re looking to get out of it. The New York Jets came to me in 2009, just as I started VaynerMedia, because they wanted to sell me a skybox in the stadium for Wine Library. told them, "Forget about the skybox. I knew it was my cost of entry. As told to Inc.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] 4 Big Ideas to Boost Productivity
    Examples might include: sales from a new mobile application or from leads generated from social media channels, new software or products built on new languages or technologies. American workers don't have the skills they need to stay relevant. But who among us is keeping up? I'd suggest four key tactics: Make new skills count. Got that?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Spotify Gets Hip to Smart Pricing
    These millennials are social, media savvy, and eager to try what their friends recommend. 'By cutting the monthly fee for its premium service in half, the music-streaming startup could win a key demographic. Spotify may have just found a way to scale. Spotify will continue to offer a free version of its service with commercials.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Media] The Common Thread Between Batman, The Romans & One of Facebook's Angels
    A fantastic article in Fortune Magazine this month - " The Temptation of Facebook ," talks about the early days of the social media giant. No doubt Thiel's cat-bird seat as CEO of PayPal in the late 1990's allowed him to "get" instantly the scalability power of the Facebook social media model. million. Run With the Right Crowd.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] How to hire the right developer for your tech startup
    There are countless pre-made systems and templates available, so depending on what you are building (for instance, building a publishing media startup), you may not need to start from scratch right away. Getting to this state has been a process wherein we learned really valuable lessons. Step 0: Preparation, or what do I want? Job boards. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Media] Get the Most From an Unhappy Customer
    In this networked world where social media has given every disgruntled customer a soap-box and a bull horn, you're right to want to please everyone who walks through your business's door. Your impulse to immediately placate unhappy customers is understandable. But may actually be a missed opportunity. Generate buzz. Learn your values.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] How One Smart Infographic Saved a Company
    Once it launched the popular Formspring social media product, it found it served a different user base. What if you had to change your company name and URL and hope your customers would find you again? Here's how Formspring overcame its rebranding trouble. Formstack started as Formspring, but the company had two lines of business. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] New Year's Resolutions: Grow Fast in 2012
    Indeed, Halligan has consistently pointed to serving customers better, by providing tools for social media and medium-sized businesses, as the motivation behind HubSpot’s recent acquisitions. One thing all these Inc. 500 CEOs agree on: faster growth. But each has a different resolution on how to grow at break-neck speeds in 2012.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video
    Related Posts: The Power of Focus Riding With Niner Bikes Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Tell Me About Your Favorite Local Business The Extraordinary Craft of Story Building. On Friday’s the staff takes to the neighborhood on bikes to deliver freshly roasted coffee beans to area residents.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Building a Strong Business: Bob Vila
    He used to get lots of fan mail, but with social media and his blog there's more two-way communication. Now we get that in social media." Bob Vila isn't just a brand, he's an entrepreneur reinventing himself in a new economic landscape. See what he's learned. He is America's Handyman, Bob Vila. Make your content available everywhere.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Are You LinkedIn for the Sake of Your Business?
    Without much of a social media presence, businesses stand the danger of falling behind the competition, given many individuals–be they potential job applicants or clients with your company–want today’s information yesterday. With some 120 million users, LinkedIn is still by far the choice of business professionals.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] Start-ups for Start-ups
    Launched in 2006, DC-based media company Tech Cocktail <[link] gathers start-ups, entrepreneurs, and technology geeks of all stripes and keeps them informed and connected with news, how-to''s, and industry trends online. Here are a few of the best and brightest. Here are a few of the best and brightest.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] Power to the People (for a Profit)
    By providing people with access to knowledge, to media, to the Internet on their phones, it affects what they can accomplish 'Many companies have tried to bring sustainable solar power to Africa. Azuri Technologies is one of the few to succeed. Now he was seeing the result. That''s when I realized, ''OK.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
    [Media] Content As a Total Body of Work :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Media] Canada: The Next Start-up Frontier?
    And while companies like the Vancouver-based HootSuite, a social media management tool, and Ottawa's Shopify, have certainly made names for themselves, they're not the types of tech juggernauts that beget thriving start-up ecosystems. With its new Startup Visa program, Canada's hoping to lure foreign entrepreneurs. to the punch." As the U.S.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism?
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism? bad manager. Example: "We have a charismatic executive director." " · As you know means. "as you dont know." " · Articulate means. Newer Post.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You!
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You! The session is titled “All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You!” and makes it compelling (or at least amusing). Back in 2009 the session went very well. Brad Feld.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] My Affiliate Marketing Campaigns Generated $338,997.38 in the Past 12 Months
    now know which traffic sources are absolute s**t and not to waste my time on them in the future (such as when I did a media buy and ended up paying $10 per click). Worst net profit day: –$800 (from 1 campaign, a media buy). Affiliate Marketing Numbers: November 8th, 2011 – November 8th, 2012. Income: Network #1: $304,934.89
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] 2 Women Serial Entrepreneurs Tell All
    Fitton described how she met social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk, who was thronged by admirers at a party following a presentation. Susan Leger Ferraro, founder of an early-childhood schools chain, and Laura Fitton, digital business owner, irreverently detail what has helped them most along the way. Keep your equity in your pocket. Volunteer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Use Improv to Brainstorm Effectively
    So every week I huddle with the team at Kohort, the social media company I co-founded, for a brainstorming session. At Kohort, we take a cue from theater and comedy to generate new ideas--and enhance morale. Once a company starts operating, brainstorming often falls by the wayside. The group and I meet every Wednesday at 5PM. And so on.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] Welcome to 'The Danger Games'
    Branding Dilemma McDonald''s recently had its social media campaign CheersToSochi commandeered by activists angered by McDonald''s failure to acknowledge the bad situation for its gay customers there. 'As the Olympic Games gear up in Sochi, the volatile climate around the LGBT community is a reminder to brands to be authentic and honest.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] Top 11 Ways to Irritate Your Co-workers
    This is especially true in social media. Are you making any of these etiquette mistakes? Business etiquette isn't just about observing the social niceties; sometimes business etiquette is simply not irritating other people unnecessarily. Here are things that irritate me; feel free to add your own in the comments: 1. You called. It's urgent.
  • 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. wasn’t a believer. had always liked and respected CEO Joe Fernandez but could never get my head around the fact that the Klout was putting up charts showing who influenced me and it didn’t map to the reality I knew in my head.
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] The Year of the Timeless Stream
    In the realm of written media, some version of this has been going on for a while. I’ve been noticing something that I think will make some big strides in 2013. It’s a trend that I think we’ll see in consumer services. That shift I think is the movement from real-time to the timeless.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] PremiumFanPage Lets You Connect Your Brand More Locally
    PremiumFanPage is based on the XIHA multilingual social media platform and combines your feeds from social media sites like Facebook , Twitter, blogs and others to sum them up on one single fan site. Language is definitely or rather the obvious factor in our day to day conversation. Google Translate? Those are just a few.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
    [Media] 3 Simple Ways to Empower Your Customers to Sell For You :: Small.
    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. Now that’s a happy customer!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy :: Small Business Marketing.
    Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 21, 2011 | 11:28 am Categories : Local Search , Marketing Strategy , Social Media Tags : Google Boost , Google City Pages , Google Offers , groupon , Yelp Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. and CityPages.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways Startups Make Bad Predictions About Competitors
    An exciting new product can get a lot of media attention, but services are often what really sell customers on a product--more than the product itself," he writes. 'Forecasting other company''s moves is necessary for every business, but don''t fall victim to these common errors. Don''t obsess over market leaders. states as a prime example.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Spotify & Hbo, Rdio & Vdio Rumored To Be Bringing Music and Video Streaming Together
    This could all be the rumor mill grinding out some pure speculation, but lord knows I would pay for a complete media streaming service. Spotify may have a leg up in the Nordics, but they must realize that users will happily leave if a competitor comes along with a service that brings their favorite movies, TV shows, and music under one roof.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Flirtic Raises Funding From Almaz Capital
    April Henry, also comments: “Old forms of dating no longer work for young people who have grown up using social media to stay in touch." The news today and this week seem to be all about Estonia and for a great reason too! Flirtic , another Estonain company is flying high - they have raised funding from Almaz Capital, a Russian VC firm.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
    [Media] Mobile Advertising Startup adQuota picks up €2.5 Million from Northcap
    For their clients adQuota runs adStudio, which provides creative and technical production of Display Banner Ads, Rich Media Ads and Coupon Campaigns. 'As more and more browsing and gaming moves onto phones and tablets, brands are starting to go after taps rather than clicks. million to become a pan-European mobile advertising network.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
    [Media] Finnish VC Inventure Announces first closing of Expected €75 Million Fund
    The breakdown they''re shooting for is one third hardware and devices, one third online stuff, like media and SaaS, and the other third left open to be split between rising sectors like med tech, clean tech, or other areas. This new fund should be structured roughly the same as their past fund, aiming for 15 portfolio companies.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Media] Space Entrepreneurs Taming the Final Frontier
    The media loves really big prestigious events," he says. 'Check out three ambitious companies focused on intergalactic innovation--and one expert''s forecast for what''s next in space. But they''re hardly the only private ventures pursuing ambitious ideas in space. Here are four companies currently trying to tame the final frontier.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] How to Turn Your Best Customers Into a Growth Engine
    While this may sound like some social media laced feel good sentiment it’s actually quite practical. 'I’ve said repeatedly that building a vibrant community is the most important objective of any business these days. photo credit: Mourner via photopin cc. Creating new products and services and making plans for growth is tricky adventures.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] 5 Questions for a CEO: Raymond King, Zoo Atlanta
    Only than do I let myself review email, the WSJ, AJC, and blogs/literature on topics I am trying to continuously educate myself on: leadership, entrepreneurship, social media, marketing, and technology. 'I love Zoo Atlanta and am currently on the marketing advisory council where I meet quarterly to help the marketing team plan their strategy.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Step 2: Market Focus
    The more you know the one idea, the better to manage your market message and media. Tweet Strategy step one was understanding identity. Step two is market focus, but always with the realization that you think these two through together, not one by one. Your identity is about uniqueness, strengths, and weaknesses. They mix together.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Media] Celebrities Save Which Endangered Species?
    Print media outlets are slowly dying, literacy is gradually declining, and the book business is shrinking. Much like global climate and habitat change threatens giant pandas and black rhinos, global socio-economic and technological change threatens writers. Animals are threatened by global warming, and writers by global dumbing. Maybe.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] How to build a strong business community
    And promoting the work of my clients and students on social media. I push myself to continually challenge my assumptions about business. actively solicit advice from friends and mentors, because I want to grow and develop as a person, in addition to growing my business. But sometimes, I get very stubborn. Here are some ways to do it.
  • JOURNEY OF A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012
    [Media] When I Turn 30….
    Song Kwang : It has a been a pleasure working side by side with you building Hatch Media. Today, I turn 30! It feels strange and familiar all at the same time. Being a goal oriented person, there were a great many things I used to motivate myself with, most of them started with “When I turn 30….” Help others as much as you can.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Small fires
    Jonathan fields just wrote a great post about this where he quotes Amy Hoy’s term of “entreporn” for the media’s obsession with startups scaling at all costs. Photo by Allison Titcomb. This month, Charlie Gilkey and I hosted our fifth Lift Off Retreat with a small group of extraordinary entrepreneurs. Trust was deep.
  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Design Staff � Change aversion: why users hate what you.
    When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. Design Staff. Photo by Dirk Gently. Aaron Sedley / UX Researcher, Google. ” 2.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Media] The Future of Mobile Search Marketing
    Here, Justin uses SEO, Paid Search, Content Marketing, and Social Media to increase conversions and leads. 'The Future of Mobile Search Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. The adoption quickly exploded and in 2012, global smartphone adoption reached 1 billion users. billion.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] Can Yahoo or AOL be saved?
    Mark understands the media business, and he understands technology. Terry Semel knew media, and Carol Bartz knew technology, but neither of them could master both. Yahoo was once the biggest and most valuable web company in the world. AOL was a dominant company too. MySpace was the clear leader in social networks. It looks impossible.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Media] Bazaarvoice Launches Social Commerce Insights
    Social Commerce Insights raises the bar on social media measurement by enhancing Bazaarvoice’s industry-leading analytics capabilities with pre-built integrations with leading Web analytics solutions, including Adobe® SiteCatalyst®, powered by Omniture; Coremetrics®, an IBM Company; and Google Analytics. CrunchBase Information. Bazaarvoice.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Media] Utility at What Cost?
    Media site commenting systems reveal this to an absurd extreme… the things people say to each other online would not remotely be considered in the course of actual conversation in the physical world. News organizations that use Facebook for login to comments and other features are unbelievably short-sighted. TimesSelect).
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Tips for Reducing Refunds
    Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook can be leveraged to offer and exchange value between you and your customer, too. 'How often does your business have an opportunity to increase bottom-line profitability, improve customer retention, and generate positive word-of-mouth with a zero-dollar investment in marketing or advertising?
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Media] the battle between traditional & interactive marketing is.
    I think the “deer-in-a-headlight&# syndrome that companies face when establishing interactive marketing strategies can be mitiged with good goal setting and a complete measurement strategy. We’ll talk about why this is important very soon. Start by measuring your visitors’ entrances, places & tasks and exits.  Brand awareness? 
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Media] Guest Post: How I increased traffic 1176% in 24 hours
    But like all bloggers and social media enthusiasts I have an interest in sharing ideas about technology and society, and getting those ideas out to as many  people as possible. Before that he worked at IBM UK, specializing in Voice systems, Java and information management. And all it took was about 30 minutes of effort.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [Media] Screen Culture
    Media will fragment further, and boring advertising will be invisible. Web zealots have been espousing the end of Television since the first internet graphical user interface Mosiac started getting downloaded in 1993. It’s 17 years later and TV hasn’t disappeared yet. Our entire existence is being augmented by screens. Maybe it should be you?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Media] Work Experience You Should Have Before Starting Your Own Business
    She is interested in new technologies and the possibilities of the social media. 'by   Kelly Smith of  Career FAQs. We all like the idea of running our own business. We value the freedom, the possibility of unlimited income and the idea of spending our time working for ourselves – not for someone else. Leadership Skills. Specialist Knowledge.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Media] Benefits From The Big Boys: How Small Businesses Can Profit From Big/Little Data
    The term Big Data is often mentioned in both infotech and business media with the assumption that it belongs with big businesses. 'by Lawrence Garvin, Head Geek and technical product marketing manager at SolarWinds. The challenges include capture, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis and visualization.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Media] Michael Birch: Why I Bought Bebo Back
    It will be less of a social network and more of a social media app. People are willing to use many different social media services. 'After selling the social network to AOL for $850 million, Michael Birch announced he''s buying it back for $1 million. Here, he explains why. Giving up control of your company is tough. Not really.
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy
    Despite the fact that Apple had/has industry leading hardware margins on its incredible computing products, Apple felt the need to take 30% of the revenue that was created by its app ecosystem as well as 30% of the revenue from media rentals and sales. However, Amazon owns a digital media business built around Kindle.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] The 2015 Digital Marketing Rule Book. Change or Perish.
    Why not go from trying to have a Gatorade ad on every TV sports event in the hopes that I'm watching to doing that plus doing social media right and have a direct relationship with me? Oh, and you are right that people bought Kenneth Cole stuff even after the insensitive tweet because only a few people are on Social Media. Get it?
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