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  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
    [Media] 4 Local SEO Tips For 2016
    Ray is also the co-author of the “Marketing Guides for Small Business” eBook series, which includes topics on Website Design, Local SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media, Google AdWords, and Reputation Management. 4 Local SEO Tips For 2016 written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. And let’s be honest. Go Mobile Or Go Home. Ray L.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Introducing Agile to Product Teams
    With specialist knowledge and experience in Financial News Products, SaaS for professional services, Personal Media publishing apps and TV Media Product Strategy and Management. In our most recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ari Tiktin, lead a conversation around “Introducing Agile to Product Teams”.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013
    [Media] How Sean Parker Should Have Handled His Wedding Controversy
    million wedding were bashed far and wide online, by both media outlets and casual observers--some of the latter of whom issued threats to him on Facebook. Things could have gone oh-so differently for the Silicon Valley mainstay, should he have followed these bits of expert advice. His decisions surrounding his $4.5 So Parker punched back.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] Is That PR Agency Blowing Smoke?
    Same goes for any big media organization. Contact lists are always a popular topic with clients: “The last agency we spoke with has relationships with [insert ideal media outlet here]. Within minutes he began sharing his (strong) distrust of PR people. I've heard the same story over and over: Client meets PR agency.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
    [Media] YSN Launches Global “Build Your Own Virtual SUBWAY® Store” Campaign
    The founder of of international sandwich chain SUBWAY® , Fred DeLuca, started his business with a US$1,000 loan when he was just 17. That was in 1965. Today SUBWAY® is the largest restaurant chain in the world with over 38,000 stores in more than 100 countries. From there, the adventure will continue in New York City and Washington DC.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Media] You Know Less About Your Web Analytics Than You Think
    Scenario #5: Fear Trumps Data Your COO just met with a big-name vendor who enlightened him that "social media is the way of the world." Take control of your analytics--make sure you haven't fallen into one of these six common traps. It's 3p.m. Do you know where your Web analytics are? How could that be? You don't own your own data. Solutions?
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
    [Media] It Comes With The Territory
    And my day is filled with random interactions – many of them interesting and stimulating – but plenty of them hostile, negative, and troll-like. I’ve had a weird surge of being on the receiving end of hostile stuff from random people I don’t know the past few weeks. ” I responded “It comes with the territory.”
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Need to Brand Themselves First
    Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, connect your customers to one another, and you, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Starting a business is usually the result of a personal dream or need. Investors tell me that they invest in people, more than the idea. So what does it mean to “brand yourself?” Marty Zwilling.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] Need to Boost Your Site's Traffic? Master Backlinks
    Most customers talk about your business on social media, so use a tool like Topsy to see who mentions your brand on Twitter. Backlinks still matter -- both for traffic and as an indication of your online reputation. Search engine algorithms constantly change. But backlinks--links from another site to your site--are still important. Respond.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013
    [Media] Fracking Your Customer Base
    Every customer comes to you via some form of marketing, whether that is paid advertising or social media marketing or word-of-mouth. I have been reading lately about the energy industry, specifically the efforts over the last 10 years or so to develop the technique know as Hydraulic fracking or, simply, “fracking.”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Media] 6 Keyword Search Strategies to Grow Your Business
    While social media may capture headlines, search is still the workhorse. Consumers search the web billions and billions of times each month. Here's how you can use that information to grow your business. In its latest analysis of U.S. With so much searching going on, you can imagine how much information there is to data mine.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Media] Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore
    This dynamic has been reported thousands of times so I don’t need to go through it again, but we don’t have to look back very far to hear the drum beat from the media, LPs, and everyone else about how “VC is dead.” There are so many things wrong in the article I felt compelled to write about it. Huh, what?
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Media] Vikido Launched Social Network and Web Browser for Parents and Kids
    It hopes to be more than a user generated content site, by aggregating movies, games, recreational and educational activities from sources that were deemed safe for kids, operating on a Freemium model – offering free access to basic content and charging for premium media access.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [Media] Content Marketing for Brand Engagement and Demand Generation
    For content distribution, use a combination of email, social media, SEO, PPC, content syndication, trade shows, sales reps, PR, and partners.  Digital marketing has enabled brands greater control in sharing information and entertainment with customers, making content marketing an increasingly common marketing vehicle for brands. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] Why Most Data Is Drivel
    huge consulting company told us they were investing significantly in their social media presence because that''s where they connect with recruits. To truly understand your customers, you need to get an up-close-and-personal view of their experience that Big Data just can''t deliver. The average Inc. reader is positively drowning in data.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
    [Media] Why Early-Stage VCs Should Be Careful About Intros from Bankers
    The sheer number of relationships I’ve built through being public, transparent and being willing to engage in comments and through social media has enabled me to get to know entrepreneurs even before they launch their next company. When I was new at Venture Capital I was trying to figure out the business. What stage? What price? Lovely.
  • AGILE VC  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] The Unbundled Mobile Software Stack
    They further had to open up IE to allow consumer choice of embedded services like search and media players. I’ve been using Google’s Chrome browser on my iPad Mini for about a month now. As we all know the mobile ecosystems have remained mostly walled gardens to date.
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Media] The Twitter "Patent Hack"
    Many years ago now, my prior venture capital firm, Flatiron Partners, invested in a company called Thinking Media. Fast forward ten years or so and Nielsen sued two of my portfolio companies, comScore and TACODA, and a bunch of other companies too, on the basis of the Thinking Media patents. USV is committed to support this initiative.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
    [Media] What Makes a Good Marketing Strategy?
    You can advertise your business on social media, run AdWords or display campaigns, try marketing or content marketing, retargeting and a number of other online marketing techniques. What Makes a Good Marketing Strategy? written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Remco Wighman via Creative Commons. Product. Price.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] Complete Baltic Investment & VC Market Overview
    These were companies such as Delfi, Forticom, Moonfish Media. GF investors are business angels (some with gaming industry background) and institutional investors from the gaming and media. Their focus lies in digital media, enterprise data management, homeland security, medical technology, biotech, new materials and clean technology.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Paid for Everything You Do
    Related posts: Blending Paid Social with Organic Social Now that social media participation has become an integral aspect. How to Get Paid for Everything You Do written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Historias Visuales via photopin cc. Get paid to provide a service.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Founders: Learning should be your top 2013 New Year’s resolution
    Social media marketing for startups : How to use social to launch, position your messaging and get distribution. As we get closer to the New Year, the ritual of making resolutions begins and we all flock to the usual patterns: we want to to eat healthier, work out more, get promoted, or spend more time with our kids and family. Udacity.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Media] Google World: Eight Google Tools Your Company Should Be Using
    Once your page is live, you can update it with company news and updates just as you would any other social media account. From social media consultations to website reviews to bookkeeping advice, Helpouts is a great way for people to share their expertise publicly-and to get expert advice quickly when they need it. Google Drive.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Free Platforms Entrepreneurs Should Be Using To Manage And Streamline Their Business
    Best way to manage your social media – Hootsuite. While the free version does have limitations (supports only one user and five social profiles) its ability to allow you to manage your basic social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc in an easy-to-use manner is great. Check them out! 1.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Media] What investors look for in a startup
    The best way to to get a relationship started is with an introduction, but interacting on social media, networking at cocktail parties and attending office hours or other drop in sessions also works. The post below first appeared as a guest post by me on the Web Summit Blog. Marc Andreessen wrote about this once. Good luck! Venture Capital
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] [Interview] Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, On Crowdsourcing
    There are many ideas and movements that aim to get businesses or communities to act and put social media into a bigger and much better context: the sharing economy, access economy, collaborative consumption, co-creation, collaboration, open innovation amongst others. Do you think it’s a fad that will die down anytime soon?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] The Problem With Inbound Marketing
    The term content marketing supplanted social media in the buzz wars and the race to create more content was on. The Problem With Inbound Marketing written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing I’ve been promoting the concept of inbound marketing for about ten years now.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tips for Creating a Winning Presentation
    Earlier this year, I had a presentation to do about the wonders of combining email marketing and social media to grow your business. I put together what I thought was a pretty nice deck with some great how-tos. From no projector to awful audio, it's not uncommon to be faced with unexpected "gotchas" when giving a presentation.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] 10 Ways to Make Your Biz Look Bigger Than You Actually Are
    How then does a first timer convert an idea into a masterpiece like Marini’s Branchout or Gary Vaynerchuk’s Vayner Media? Projecting a professional image isn’t just about wearing a sharp suit and sporting a gold Rolex these days. Why build someone else’s dream when you can build your own? Check out these 10 tips: 1. Dress Sharp. Look sharp.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Upcoming Events
    We also enjoy a number of well-attended informal monthly events like OpenCoffee Club , GroundUP Houston , NetSquared and Houston Social Media Breakfast along with some new meetups like the Houston Lean Startup Circle and the Houston Social Media Summit (#HSMS). Community: NetSquared Tuesday Sept 13 7pm Stag’s Head Pub [link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things You Need to Know Today
    The new photo-centric design might mean you need to rethink your business''s social media campaigns on Twitter.-- A roundup of the day''s news that can help you and your business succeed 1. Debacle Diverted The House voted late Tuesday to suspend the debt ceiling until 2015. Twitter 2.0 Mashable 4. Wall Street Journal 6.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Media] How To Break The Generic Label Trap
    So is accountant , and social media specialist , and computer guy. Integrated Counsel Trumps Lawyer. When you hear the word lawyer , what do you think? Costly. Paperwork. Stressful. Reserved. Antagonistic. When you hear integrated counsel , what do you think? Probably nothing comes to mind, since you never heard it before. Shut Up!
  • JEFF JORDAN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Media] Unpacking the Grocery Stack
    commerce has disrupted a number of large categories, including media, electronics, apparel, and home furnishings. Photo: Getjustin. If you’re shopping in these categories, there’s a strong and rapidly growing chance that you’re going to buy them online. But that’s not the case for the largest retail category: grocery. Your fridge awaits!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
    [Media] How To Blog: Five Honest Tips & A Survey
    Blogging and content marketing is basically getting your startup closer towards your goals through the use of any media type. When in fact, you need to consider the whole spectrum: Blogging, White Papers, Webinars, Infographics, News Releases, Vlogging, Research Projects, Social Media, E-Books, Redditing, etc. Guess what?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] Global Spending on Mobile Advertising To Reach $18 Billion in 2014
    As companies compete for customers'' attention, the mobile ad market will continue to be robust while ads in traditional media will shrink. Improving market conditions will cause spending to increase to $41.9 by 2017, a Gartner report predicts. Worldwide spending on mobile advertising is expected to hit $18 billion this year, up from $13.1
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Media] 5 Tips to Turn Conflict into Creativity
    Email, text, and social media interactions are easily misinterpreted," Mir says. 3. When someone rocks the boat, don''t think of it as a bad thing; it could be one of your best opportunities to get a fresh perspective. You''ve just stomped into your office and slammed the door. You feel so angry you could spit nails.
  • DAZZLINDONNA  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
    [Media] Front-End WordPress Page Builder Showdown – Page Builder Sandwich vs. CPOThemes Forge
    clicked in the right column, and then chose the Media icon in the Inspector. This opened the standard WordPress media window. Another WordPress page builder post? already wrote one of those, didn’t I? Yes, I did, but stay with me, because in 6 months, a lot can change. This, in my opinion, matters a lot. Job insecurity, maybe?
  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
    [Media] I Want to Wake Up in the City That Tweets…
    The only time we could coordinate was a quick interview before I spoke at Social Media Week. About a month ago, I got a call from NASDAQ asking me if I’d participate in a video about the technology scene in NYC. Kudos to NY Tech Meetup and NASDAQ for capturing this so well. Enjoy the clip!
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [Media] 1 Twitter Tip You Can Fix Straight Away
    Tags: Social Media social networking Twitter
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Media] 7 Promotional Stunts That Work
    Mike Wolfe, the president of social media marketing firm Wam Enterprises , says he's found success posting news items that link back to a client site on the Patch site for the Bedford-Katonah community in New York, where he's based. Looking for ways to promote your new company? Let's face it: Some stunts are better than others.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Media] 29 Seriously Inspiring Interviews For Aspiring Entrepreneurs
    Pete Cashmore at Bloomberg Venture , July 7, 2010: By this point, anyone familiar with new media, technology, social media, and the Internet know Mashable, seeing as how it’s currently one of the largest, most profitable blogs around. Elizabeth Sabol-Jones at Inspirist , Jan. Oprah Winfrey at Academy of Achievement , Feb.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015
    [Media] Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 10 openings
    Specialist, Product Development @ NBC Sports (Stamford Ct) Keywords: Mobile, Product Management, Social Media, Technology, UX/UI [link]. Senior Specialist (Junior Product Manager) @ NBA (NYC) Keywords: Analytics, Content licensing, Digital media, International, Product [link] Filed under: product jobs Tagged: product management.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Media] How an Entrepreneur Turned the Airbnb 'XXX Freak Fest' Into a Viral Hit
    Teman decided to parlay the experience into a business opportunity, deftly engineering multiple international media appearances that made his story the number-one trending topic on Facebook and ultimately landed him in talks with major Hollywood studios about a movie or TV series deal. Well, it''s not. What''s in it for them?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
    [Media] 5 Solid Online Business Models You Can Embrace to Generate Income
    In mainstream media, it’s referred to as “native advertising” but the model is the same thing; build a massive audience for your blog and make money when they buy affiliate products you recommend. 2. The Blog-based Affiliate Marketing Model. The Full-Fledged Affiliate Marketing Model. The “Email Only” Model.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Media] 7 Tips To Follow When Hiring Start-Up Employees
    Social media review. Nowadays almost everybody has a social media profile on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Pinterest. Main areas of her interest are content marketing and social media campaigns. by Nicole Davies, online content executive at  ShortCourseFinder.com.au. Go with your intuition. Reference check.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] Mobile is eating the web
    Luke Wroblewski speaks about this in a great talk (discussion of shift from one media to another begins around 10:30). It’s an entirely new form of media that’s unique to itself. Marc Andreesen famously said that “ software is eating the world.” Now it looks like mobile is eating the web. Every new medium needs a new way of thinking.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Media] How A Company Can Recover After Workplace Violence
    Keep political talk of out of the office — and off social media. This is an important time to remind staff that the office is not the place for political debate, and neither is their social media pages if they interact with clients and other coworkers on these sites. The shootings largely took place inside Excel Industries.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Nordic Startup Awards Bringing Events To Capital Cities
    The community is also encouraged to vote for their favorite startups through social media. A new initiative, the Nordic Startup Awards , is a collection of events across the region to keep on your calendar. The grand finale will take place December 7th. The instructions can be found on their website.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Facebook Video Ads Could Alienate Potential Customers
    The social media company has announced that it will start selling video advertisements Tuesday. On Tuesday, the social media giant announced that it will start selling video advertisements. It''s an exciting new format for marketers, but one that risks causing a backlash. Video advertisements are coming to Facebook.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
    [Media] Snag the Brightest Young Talent (It's not About the Money)
    Leverage social media. Your company probably has a social media presence. Can't compete with Wall Street salaries? Use these creative strategies for attracting the best Gen-Y talent. While building your business , you are probably overflowing with ideas and enthusiasm. What you might not have in such abundance yet is cash. See below.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] How to Craft Your Own “Startup Legend”
    Tech startups are a dime a dozen, so how do you make yours stand out - to the media and to the public? You need a “hook” to attract jaded reporters, busy bloggers and seen-it-all journalists. In short, you need a “startup legend” - which might or might not be 100% rooted in fact. Be the opposite. Work the human interest angle. Startups
  • 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!
  • PRACTICE TRUMPS THEORY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] Bootstrapping a Lean Startup
    Get active with social media in other ways. While not the same thing, Bootstrapping and Lean Startups are quite complementary. Both cover techniques for building low-burn startups by eliminating waste through the maximization of existing resources first before expending effort on the acquisition of new or external resources. Start a blog.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] The Last-Minute Black Friday Plan
    To be successful, a small business must provide what the big boxes can’t: * Personalized service * Specialized knowledge * Sense of exclusivity In the media world, this is called “counter-programming” – appealing to the people who aren’t following the crowd. Forget slashing prices and big ad campaigns.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013
    [Media] Week in Tech: Facebook Graph Search, Windows 8.1, and More
    Helpful, especially for your next social media campaign This week, we look at how Windows 8.1 is shipping to PC makers, Facebook is rolling out Graph Search, and Garmin has a new product for your car. Each Monday, I''ll cover the tech trends, gadgets, business services, and apps of note. Post in comments if you know of any other trends! 1.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
    [Media] How To Select A Franchise Attorney
    You can either do this through personal conversations with other franchisees, or you can use the internet and social media. Social media is a great tool to hear what personal opinions are on the work that has been done. A lot of people choose to launch a new business as a franchisee. What Is a Franchise Agreement?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] For Nicholas Negroponte, the Future of Tech Is Ingestible (No Joke)
    At TED 2014, MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte discussed the past 30 years as well as the next. Negroponte delivered his 18-minute talk , a TED standard, before an audience of about 1,200. He touched on what has happened in the world of computer science since he first presented at TED''s inaugural meeting in 1984.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Media] 30 Entrepreneurs Share What Makes Their Business Unique
    Our campaign was fully funded within the first 11 hours and we received close to $200,000 in total pledges.  2) We call our customers “fans.” We find these guys on Social Media, we talk to to them there, we sell them watches, we help them with pre and post sale queries, and we invite them to help develop our products. For now. Education 2nd.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    The CMO Site – Karl Hakkarainen – C-Level Executives Taking Up Social Media. 5 Companies That Know Why They’re Great (ALV, COST, ISRG, KO, XOM). tags: blog. Why do only a handful of companies excel at cultivating customer loyalty? CustomerThink. tags: blog. Social tech in biz more than collaboration – ZDNet Asia News.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
    [Media] Tech Marketing Award Winners
    Social Media Marketer of the Year: Jamie Turner, BKV. The Life Time Achievement Award: Dave Williams, BLiNQ Media. Over 170 of the city's best best marketers and marketing technology companies in came out last night for a glorious evening at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Roof Top Pavilion. Great group. Fun time.  .  .
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Media] How a Seed-Stage Startup Should Think About Brand: A Conversation With Jesse Derris
    My advice is simple: Go talk to someone who understands earned media (mainly press) long before you have a need for it — in many cases before you even have a fully developed product or brand. Jesse Derris is the founder and CEO of Derris & Company , a PR, branding, and communications firm based in New York. They’re malleable.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012
    [Media] 25 Important Pinterest Tips For Your Career
    As with all social media accounts, it’s important to keep going. Photographers, wedding designers, social media managers, and more use and frequently benefit from the site. We’ve all heard about LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook’s career power, but have you thought about what Pinterest could do for you? Follow trends.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Media] To Be a Better Entrepreneur, Look to the Past
    Think about print media, for example. Once the Web exploded, online media companies jumped at the opportunity to push the limits of design. Sure, all entrepreneurs look to the future - but I've learned that the best ones don't overlook the past. As entrepreneurs, we are obsessed with the future. Think about medicine.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Media] McRib's Magic Marketing Sauce
    Thanks to social media, the voice of your customers is louder than the voice of the company," says Stratten. COMEBACK KID: The McRib, master of the limited-time-only promotion, time and time again.'> McDonald's brought back the McRib this week, but once again just for a limited time. Cruel and unusual? Maybe. It's also brilliant marketing.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015
    [Media] 12 Things a Small Business Owner Can Do to Get the Most Out of WordPress
    Tamar Weinberg is a professional hustler and author of best-selling social media book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web. 12 Things a Small Business Owner Can Do to Get the Most Out of WordPress written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Grab a Theme. Get Your SEO in Shape.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
    [Media] 5 Good Posts for Friday April 22
    And on Anita’s Small Business Trends blog, Lisa Barone posted The 7 Types of People to Avoid in Social Media. Tweet This morning I’m still waiting to restore my last two weeks of blogging, and all of your comments, from yesterday’s Amazon Cloud server failure. In the meantime, life goes on. Mozart was an exception. He was a prodigy. hope so.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008
    [Media] AppNite Geek Discount for Graphing Social Patterns East (DC, 6/9.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [Media] fbFund REV: Our Summer of Social Startups - Master of 500 Hats
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Join GeeksOnaPlane for DC (9/18-19) & Europe (9/21-10/2) | Main | LAST CHANCE for GeeksOnaPlane DC/Europe 2009: Countdown in 7 days. Part II!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] How Kaltura Went From Free-Spirited Collaboration Tool to the Future of Online Video
    Kaltura is seen as a market leader in video-publishing tools, and sells custom solutions to media companies (such as Disney), educational institutions (including Harvard University), and enterprise companies (IBM is a customer). When Kaltura launched, it set out to be Wikipedia for video. After a wise pivot, it took off. Here''s what''s next.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
    [Media] How a Small Business Can Compete With the Big Guys at SEO
    When small businesses are published on industry-leading blogs, the content produces backlinks and social media shares (which lead to additional, natural backlinks)—which is tremendously important for SEO. You’re running a small business. Cheer up! What most small businesses do with SEO is exactly what they shouldn’t do. Keyword research.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How to Seamlessly Merge Teams in Different Locations
    Come Together We''ve got a bunch of folks who do social media and content marketing across our companies. They were all invited to Minnesota to the corporate headquarters for an annual social media summit. Here are some tips on how to navigate the first 90 days. So how to get people to start working together, leveraging and sharing?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Media] Want Your Business To Last? Here Are Seven Lessons You Should Learn.
    In our case, we’ve evolved from a company that developed the first software to graphically represent business processes in the 1990s, to a collaborative enterprise architecture tool in the 2000’s, and finally, to a social, web-based communication platform that includes integrated social media tools today. Get Clear on Your Mission.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
    [Media] Avoid Startup Opportunity Bubbles Ready To Burst
    Social media darling Twitter is the most fragile of these bubbles. In finance, a bubble is too much money chasing assets, greater asset production and a herd mentality. In all these cases, a bust is inevitable, and everyone loses. Overconfidence. In finance, “this time is different” is the beginning of a new bubble. Supply and demand ignored.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] Adopting A Data Driven Approach To Increase Website Traffic
    This could cover a range of methods, but for the sake of this article, we’re going to focus on PPC, Social Media & Search. Using A Data Driven Approach To Social Media Marketing. Secondly, please realize that there is a whole world to “social media” that exists outside of Facebook Pages, or branded Twitter accounts.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] 4 Massive Mistakes Leaders Make During Downturns
    On March 31, we will choose five winners to receive a copy of Gary Vaynerchuk''s newest book about social-media strategy. Win a Copy of Jab Jab Jab Right Hook In the Comments section below, tell us about the biggest mistake you think a leader can make during sluggish economic times. Contest details. Hasty Hiring. Not Watching Your Profit.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [Media] 5 Key Tips For Building Effective Thought Leadership
    Sources of current industry information, such as blogs, social media, specialized and wide-reaching industry publications, can be great tools for keep up-to-date with evolving industry trends. by Emma  Rosser of  Publicize. successful entrepreneur is one that disrupts, creates and innovates. This quality is inherent in all great leaders.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] Don't Know What 'Big Data' Is? You're Not Alone
    Not surprising: SAP happens to sell such a tool, designed to track social media mentions in real time. A new survey shows small companies are eager to get big data--even though they're not sure what it is. If you think you know what "big data" is, do you believe your business peers would agree with your definition? Chances are, they wouldn't.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Media] What 6 Studies Say About The Best Time To Publish A Blog Post
    BuzzSumo analyzed over 500 million posts collected from over three million Facebook pages and discovered some truly interesting things about the best time and days to share content on the social media network. Timing is everything. There are many instances in life where timing can be responsible for the success or failure of an action.
  • GENUINE VC  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Media] NextView's New Office View
    Are they funky and hip, as many media investors’ are, parallel to the domain in which they invest? Within a stone's throw are other startups like DataXu and CLOVR Media , as well as entreprenurial coworking spaces like the Bocoup Loft and WorkBar Boston. Of course, they convey an intentional outward expression, like a face does.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] 9 Ways to Upgrade Your Company's Schwag
    Juha Liikala , Stripped Bare Media 2. Face it: No wants your lame keychain. Here''s where to find the promotional tchotchkes your customers won''t toss. Great businesses need trustworthy supply sources. But how do you make sure you''re getting the best deal on business paraphernalia or office supplies before pressing purchase?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
    [Media] Weekend Favs August Twenty Four
    FalconSocial – Complete social media management for teams. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. photo credit: MZgallery via photopin cc. MixBit - Video app that lets you create and share videos as well as collaborate with others in the editing process.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Why Data Is the Oil of the Digital Age
    population would have willingly agreed to provide at least some of their personal data to the MAW—the omnipresent collision of media, advertising and work in our everyday lives. In the most competitive markets, the winners will be those with the most, and most accurate, data. Two years ago, I said that by 2020, 90% of the U.S.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Media] Startups Buying Startups: Infogr.am Acquires Visualoop
    Infogram has gotten their infographic tool used at publications like the Washington Post and other major media houses, but the acquisition looks like it will be used to stay on the forefront of this medium. Cairo is described as a professor at the University of Miami, while Santos is a JSK Knight Fellow at Stanford.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Media] New Pew Internet data–Twitter growing, but Facebook still teens’ favourite
    It’s great to see they are getting use out of the platform and interesting that young people are flocking to a social media site that was first popular with adults. Note that the percentages in the table are percentages of social media using teenagers, which is only 81% of the total number of teenagers. Social networks
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010
    [Media] 73.6% of all Statistics are Made Up
    The headlines in the media are filled with that latest stats. How to Interpret Analyst Reports. Stats sell. The stats are often quoted from the latest reports. People then parrot them around like they’re fact when most of them are complete bullsh*t. People throw them around at cocktail parties. No.  It’s irony. “Yes.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] The Art of the Customer Development Conversation
    How do I know?&# If there are two things the world doesn’t need more of, they are Internet Marketers and Social Media Gurus. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and clearly Internet and social media marketing can be effective.  uservoice, get satisfaction, et. buyer? boss?), and possible solutions. Ask them.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] Tim O'Reilly: Civic Tech Is Not as Boring as It Sounds
    Government is this vast ocean, and politics is this little six-inch layer on the top," Tim O’Reilly, founder of O''Reilly Media, said, stealing a quote from Code for America (CFA) founder Jen Pahlka. O''Reilly spoke recently about entrepreneurship and civic duty at CFA headquarters in San Francisco. It''s with politics. said Norton.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016
    [Media] The Most Important Political Show on TV
    And it’s a welcome respite from the tabloid quality of our national media’s coverage of the US political system. I can’t recommend it – or Fareed Zakaria – highly enough. That show is GPS (Global Public Square) by Fareed Zakaria. tape it every Sunday morning and watch it religiously. So he has a problem.”. Today’s show? Startup Lessons
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
    [Media] The Deal with Agile
    The Deal is a media company owned by The Street (of Jim Cramer fame) that reports on M&A, Private Equity, regulatory issues, and restructuring. Guest Author: Jay Fox. Big week! Post-agile : No spec docs, just weekly product development meetings in which daily scrums between business and dev side were summed up and discussed. Any thoughts?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
    [Media] Your Business Lives and Dies by Its Differentiator
    In this brave new world we’re in today, with social media growing in importance every day, what you want your differentiator to be is just the first step. And then you hope that your customers get it, so it shows up in online reviews and comments and commentary in social media. It’s what makes you different. It’s very important.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
    [Media] Help! My Parents Are the Only Ones Reading My Business Blog
    TV shows, blockbuster movies, trending topics on social media, and celebrity gossip make for excellent headlines. 2. As a content writer, I created a guest blog post for Social Media Examiner. They think it’s great, though. Statistics show that blogs are powerful to consumers. That’s a pretty impressive statistic. So, now what?
  • GENUINE VC  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] Searching for the Kinect Killer App
    We at NextView have been thinking about and looking for investments in seed-stage startups which leverage the megatrend of transitioning computing away from a standard fixed-web PC world.  Of course that includes “mobile-first” applications and companies which ride the adoption of tablet devices (more on those in upcoming posts). 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Media] AddSearch Announces Investment to Bring In-Site Search to the Modern Era
    As a demo, head on over and plug some text into the search field at Me Naiset , a media company owned by Sanoma, where they’ve been testing the solution. In-site search doesn’t sound sexy, but there’s no clear leader, and according to Ilola it’s an area that provides value to media companies, governments, and corporations.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Media] Marketing Automation: What is it and Why Should I Care?
    For starters, marketing automation refers to technology that allows marketing departments and organizations to more effectively market on multiple online channels (such as email, social media, websites, etc.) Marketing Automation: What is it and Why Should I Care? Marketers, meet your secret weapon: marketing automation. Sounds good, right?
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
    [Media] Finding the Best Hires in Tech: 3 Things You should be doing NOW!
    According to a 2010 survey of businesses across the US, UK, and EU by Cross-Tab, a market research provider, 85% of hiring managers feel that a positive online reputation influences their hiring decisions, and more than 70% of companies have a policy to screen all job candidates using – yep, you guessed it, social media. Look into it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Why Apple Poached Burberry's CEO
    That zeal came came through in print ads and a series of ebullient social media campaigns--one shared on Instagram, for example, used an iPhone 5S to take slow-motion videos of the clothing line''s Spring/Summer collection. Apple isn''t in need of a makeover, but Angela Ahrendts could refresh its brand. Roll out new products. The reason?
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2007
    [Media] Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    As it stands, there are a few cases where it would have applied on projects I've worked on: LivePlanet - could have used it to bulk up for each contest, store videos and scripts on S3, and possibly do format conversions. A lot of the examples that Amazon used were media related. Basically, your box can go away (and its storage) at any point.
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