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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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?
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Test Your Aptitude for Business Internet Jargon
    Social media marketing. Many of the businesses and entrepreneurs I know still don’t realize that they need to use and understand the Internet, even if their interest is not e-commerce. Maybe you have also heard a lot of Internet terms, but are not sure you can explain how, when, and why they are relevant to your business success. Podcasting.
  • K9 VENTURES  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015
    [Media] Working to Walk: Designing my Walking Desk
    Plus, on an iPad, I would be wasting time on social media ( Flipboard works real well on an iPad to browse through Facebook and Twitter content while using the elliptical). It’s Sunday. Luckily my eyes allow me to do this for now. Hat tip to Jeff Clavier who has been doing the walking desk thing for a while now). Far from it. Design.
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Media] Couple Seeks to Share Experience with Emerging Artists
    Jason Carson and Misty Rae Carson, Founders of Carson Creative, talk about their media entertainment group, which offers project management, timed content release, and development for independent entertainment acts. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
    [Media] Why product now trumps distribution – a framework
    There’s Amazon, Trustpilot and others with their reviews, MoneySupermarket and the other price comparison sites for many financial services products, and, in their own way, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Hat tip to Ben Thompson of Stratechery for the inspiring this post with his article on Selling feelings. He was right.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 3 Reasons Starting a Family Is Good for Business
    This is constantly a topic of focus in the media regarding women-owned businesses (as if men don''t have kids too), which make up only 35% of the total entrepreneurial population. There''s a myth that having a family and running a company are incompatible, but here are 3 reasons why kids can be a business advantage.
  • 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?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Media] Importance of the Blog for Your Online Business
    You’ve also got the email, social media, ebooks, infographics, guest posts and videos (to name but a few) to get your content out there. For that reason, it’s very important that you have the right social media campaign going and you’re using the right twitter strategy. Let me be blunt. And it doesn’t just stop there.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways to Give Back
    Offer to serve as a contact or source for local media seeking quotes or background information. Success isn't just a reward; it's a responsibility. Celebrity chef Eric Ripert shares six ways any business can make a difference by giving back. To a remarkable entrepreneur , success is not only a reward—it's a responsibility. Teach.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] This Startup Just Published All Employee Salaries (and a Lot More)
    Probably not, but Buffer , the social media startup, does. I''ve written about how Buffer strives to be a transparent company before, but Joel Gascoigne''s recent blog post Introducing Open Salaries at Buffer takes what was mostly internal transparency to extremely public lengths. Salaries and how salaries are determined. Revenues.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] When do VCs make mistakes?
    Smaller funds co-invest with famous ones on the premise that the big guys know what they are doing looking at the “earned media” instead of the financial return. Tweet Lately, entrepreneurs reading the VC press  have been seeing investment announcements that leave their mouths agape. Social is important. Sometimes it does.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Media] At Work, Do You Make Things Happen Or Just Fill Time?
    Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt! How often do you spend hours answering email and think you’ve actually accomplished something?  have 5 suggestions to help you quit your wasting time to boost your productivity.  THEN, check your email. 
  • BRANDANEW  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
    [Media] How To Build Customer Trust For Your Startup Brand
    Social media makes it so easy to point out issues which may have gone unnoticed internally and these can be sorted out for future customers!  Needless to say, it takes a lot of effort to build a brand that people trust. The degree to which you need consumers to trust you, may also depend on the purchase involvement and the kind of products.
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
    [Media] Instagram
    Dalton’s company, Mixed Media Labs, initially built a product called PicPlz. Now what the hell is you lookin’ for? Can’t a young man get money anymore? Let my pants sag down to the floor. Really do it matter as long as I score? Mase, Lookin’ at me. Two years ago we invested $250,000 in Instagram. Ethics Portfolio Companies
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Media] [Infographic] The Best Strategy For Online Business Success 
    For instance, social media websites have fast become the best way for business owners to promote their concepts. Success in the online business world will require a lot of hard work. However, it’s possible to automate most of your processes once they are in place. Build and launch the perfect website. Get a lot of attention online. Simple.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Media] 3 Tips For Working Less and Getting More Done
    Please share on social media if you found this post helpful. How to run at full capacity, not like a brain-dead zombie in desperate need of a caffeine fix. First off let me apologize for the image but I couldn't resist a zombie with a coffee mug pic. You've all heard the humble brags. Efficiency can drop by as much as 40%.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
    [Media] Finnish Lunchgate Scandal: Nobody will steal your startup idea, or will they?
    was hyped in the Finnish media and on social media throughout the whole day when ResQ was launched. Editor's note: This article was co-written by Tarmo Virki, Maija Kopola, Dmitri Sarle & inspired by Jan Ameri. At the same time, Parkkinen does not list his stint at a project called ‘Lunchie' on his LinkedIn profile. What an idea!”
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] TransferWise picks up $58 million Series C round
    The company has been successful in building momentum, perhaps due to their #2edgy4you media campaigns like their "nothing to hide" campaign through London and their F¥€K the banks campaign. TransferWise has now raised $91 million to date with name brand investors like Sequoia, Peter Thiel, Index Ventures , and Richard Branson.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 4 Tips For Marketing… To Your Employees
    Encourage your employees to follow the company page on Facebook or the Twitter account you have (if you are concerned about inappropriate comments, create a social media policy). by Nilesh Bhojani, co-founder of  Markitty. Employees outside of sales and marketing are usually unaware of your positioning and latest marketing messaging.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] 5 Excuses Costing You Time & Money
    Other entrepreneurs, business groups, church communities, social media groups, friends, and neighbors are all great resources. Letting go of an employee is one of the hardest things a manager can do. But there's no use making excuses. You know it's time to do something about that employee whose performance is consistently lacking. Excuse No.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] The 7 Essential Practices of the New Sales Professional
    This means creating an online presence that includes content, SEO, email marketing, social media and maybe even awareness advertising. photo credit: Official GDC via photopin cc. Last week I wrote about what I called the Disciplines of the New Sales Professional. If last week’s post was the strategy, this is the tactics.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] New Breeze Blowing in Digital Derry
    CultureTech showcased an impressive array of local arts, digital media, and tech creative talent.  As a judge for SeedComp I heard six pitches to narrow down the field to three winners (each to receive £5000, one to get £10,000). There is a new breeze blowing in the once troubled land of Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
  • WWW.THEVERGE.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
    [Media] After Facebook's IPO flub, value of tech startups falls back to earth
    © 2012 Vox Media, Inc. Login. Report. After Facebooks IPO flub, value of tech startups falls back to earth. By Ben Popper 06.19.2012. The mood was upbeat, but shadowed by recent events, calling to mind that famous Charles Dickens line about the best and worst of times. These firms are underwater on their valuations.". Comments. jptech.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Case Study: No Marketing Budget? Win Over Bloggers Instead
    He also used social media to promote his business, rather than using more expensive means of marketing. Photographer Ron Henry knew his camera strap was a winner. Now he just needed to get the word out on the cheap. After pondering the idea for a few months, he went to a local hardware to buy materials to make his own strap.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015
    [Media] Turning A Hobby Into A Business – A Happier Life
    Whether it’s cookery, engineering or your prowess on social media, there are always people willing to learn from those with experience. In 1937 George Valliant, a psychologist and Professor at Harvard University, began one of the longest running studies of physical and mental wellbeing ever recorded. The findings are beautifully simple.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
    [Media] Want to Start a Blog? 8 Questions to Answer Before You Begin
    When addressing comments on your blog page or social media sites— that’s a fantastic way to initiate productive conversations — you should avoid arguments while supplementing your presentation with additional facts. Okay, so maybe they’re not as common as that last one, but they’re getting pretty close. To make money? Color choices matter.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Media] Frustrated With Your Bank? Lending Club To Make Business Loans
    Many, such as Kabbage and OnDeck, have turned to technology, analyzing not just a borrower''s credit score but tapping into payments systems and social media accounts to get a more detailed picture of a borrower''s financial life. Lending Club becomes the latest venture-backed company looking to loan you and your business money. percent.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] How to Blow Your Brand's Value With a Single Tweet
    Companies and organizations of all size and budget try to attract customers and positive attention through social media. Promotional tweets on MLK Day showed how out-of-touch many marketers can be with the basics of responsible marketing. Here''s a round-up of the day''s blunders. Day , as Digiday reported. Notice a pattern here? Far worse.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Behaving Badly
    Sometimes customers do things that make you want to take extreme actions. But there's no good excuse for going this far. Every once in a while, a company does something that leaves you puzzled. And then there are incidents that fall into the what-in-the-world-were-they-thinking category. This is one of those stories. The topic? Agreed to settle?
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunding Site Mesenaatti.me Launched By Accident And Successfully Funded 5 Projects
    This hit the Finnish media big time, and the press was lavishly saying that “Crowdfunding is illegal” in Finland. together with Senja sent out press releases to the media, trying to alleviate the false notion of crowdfunding being illegal. Unfortunately, positive news is not really good news in the mainstream media, so nobody cared. ?The
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Media] Optimize for Facebook's Graph Search
    To find out, I tapped the intelligence of a fellow search and social media expert, Muhammad Yasin of HCC Medical Insurance Services. Bring your business to the front of the pack in Facebook Graph Search using a few optimization techniques. Here are a few ways to use Graph Search to empower your business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Marketing Insights From the World's Biggest Brands
    Klein found at Smirnoff that social media channels and experiential events have been exponentially more powerful than email marketing when driving brand engagement. This entrepreneur got a few insights from over 100 marketing leaders from the biggest brands in the world. Don''t ask customers what they want; ask them which they want.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] The Model That Really Makes Money
    We sell to them by contacting VPs of sales and CMOs directly, through social media campaigns on Twitter and Facebook, and guest blogging on sales-oriented sites (execution). You may have a business model, but you''ve got to nail your sales model before you go to market. Your company has a business model and a sales model. Be patient.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Twenty Six
    Seek or Shout – the new online community for media and PR professionals. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. Image sjdunphy via Flckr CC.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Media] Four Ways To Boost Innovation
    Stagnating or declining sales even as our competitors waltz past us with exciting new products that captures the imagination and wows the media. We’ve all been stuck in the desert of “been-there-done-that” before. Year after year, our company churns out predictable products and ho-hum services that hardly raises a yawn.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Media] Social Music Streaming With Frenzapp Music
    Wireless music sharing must be the “hot new thing&# – right after we wrote about MyStream ,  Singapore-based mobile application developer Bitsmedia announces and launches Frenzapp Music , an application that allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to share and discover music.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] 2012 Will Be The Year Of The Empowered Merchant, says Schedulicty
    The ability to self-publish quickly via the cloud is moving businesses out of traditional media.  million media tablets will have shipped in 2011.  As more and more consumers are making mobile a mainstay, it will be essential for small businesses to establish a thoughtful strategy. Social media gets marketing dollars in 2012.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] How To Bootstrap your Startup with Your Paycheck
    It focuses on social media analytics and helps to reveal the insights in large volumes of data. Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra. Entrepreneurs looking to launch their startups are often faced with myriad difficult decisions, chief among them being the question of seed financing. 2010).
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #3: What’s wrong with “chocolate fireguard” books – and what to do instead
    Or you could develop a short Wufoo or SurveyMonkey questionnaire, promoting that through your social media channels, to gather relevant data. Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Media] Why Online Reviews Should Be a Part of Your Referral Marketing Program
    These include website design, search engine optimization, social media management, reputation management, and lead generation services Why Online Reviews Should Be a Part of Your Referral Marketing Program written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Developing a strong referral program is vital for many businesses. Summary.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2008
    [Media] Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we.
    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 « Virtual Goods Oct 10th || SNAP Summit Oct 28th (SF) | Main | Got SchadenFreude? The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] 16 Cool Coworking Spaces
    Blueline is a creative design and media house that specializes in web, photography and video production. Now that it has 60 members made up of small tech start-ups, creative professionals and new media, it hosts workshops, speaking events, and networking mixers to grow the Miami tech community. Here are 17 spaces to check out. link].
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Media] Adform's U.S. Expansion Starts With New Sales & Support Offices in NYC and L.A.
    based publishers interested in expanding their rich-media offerings, as well as media buyers who want to launch programmatically executed branding campaigns. based brands can now leverage our Brand-Led Media Platform to launch highly creative multi-screen digital campaigns that deliver the massive scale they need.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] How I Built My Company With Grassroots Marketing
    We hand delivered products for sampling to local family and parenting media. Grass roots and social media are the foundations of our marketing. How Happy Family became the second fastest-growing food company in the U.S. by tapping into a network of moms. There was no money for advertising. We were forced to get creative.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Media] The Short Shelf Life of a Facebook Post
    Here's something from IDC program vice-president of media and entertainment Karsten Weide: Facebook's domestic advertising growth has slowed dramatically, from growth rates in the 60s% in the first three quarters of 2011 to 30% in 4Q11 and now to just 21.2% in 1Q12. A new report reveals just how long your Facebook posts make an impact.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
    [Media] Willful Blindness: Murdoch's (and Your) Leadership Risk
    Regardless of your opinion of Murdoch's media outlets, this is a damning verdict on a man who has built one of the world's largest and most powerful media businesses. Anyone in power can be blinded by employees who seek to please. Who can you rely on to ask disagreeable questions? Power encases its recipients in a bubble.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Remote Teams to Work Together
    The CEO of a company the works remotely shares his secrets for overcoming the challenges of working remotely. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University claim to have found that “[c]lose proximity improves productivity in all cases,” for instance. What’s behind this seeming contradiction? He offered three suggestions.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] Google+ a Ghost Town? Hardly
    Every social media-savvy tech entrepreneur with any digital credibility is on Twitter. Not only is Google+ not deserted, it might be a better platform for business than Facebook and Twitter. Here's why. But according to tech pundit Robert Scoble, maybe you need not be: Twitter is fast approaching the status of ghost town. Why is that?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Media] What 99 Gen-Y Entrepreneurs Taught Me
    She is also the author of the bestseller The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and an international speaker. Marketing Zen Group CEP Shama Kabani got an earful of entertaining start-up stories recently--and gleaned a few valuable insights about Gen-Y entrepreneurship. during the Empact100 awards. There is no "they." everything changes. shama
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
    [Media] 5 ways to build company culture with a virtual team
    While companies like Google instill a company culture through a giant, all-encompassing campus, that’s not so practical when you need to hire a designer in the Czech Republic and a social media expert in Chicago. For every desk-bound cubicle-dweller, the dream is to work from home. No physical demands. No need to look over your shoulder.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Snapchat’s second big idea launches today, Snapchat Stories.
    But again, like a frog in boiling water, we got used to that changing too, on social media. Only occasionally do you meet people who can look past what everyone else is doing and see through to an essential truth. Something that is obvious once they say it, but completely unclear beforehand. Bobby Murphy (left) and Evan Spiegel (right).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
    [Media] 6 Reasons Your Small Business Will Fail (And How to Avoid Them)
    Use social media, word of mouth, cold calling, direct mail, and other tried-and-true marketing techniques. According to Small Business Administration research , only half of new businesses survive for the first five years and only one-third of new businesses are able to survive for 10 years. Six Reasons Businesses Fail: . 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
    [Media] Millennials are Born Entrepreneurs. Wait, Really?
    For Gen Y, all the media pieces about digital natives and helicopter-parented, over-scheduled team players seem to have slowly coalesced into one story line about the so-called Millennials: They're born entrepreneurs. Commentators are claiming that Gen Y-ers and Millennials are start-up naturals, and great salespeople. So, what's going on?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] Meet the 30 Under 30, Class of 2013
    Today, Spartz Media is home to 12 web properties, including the highly popular Harry Potter fan site, MuggleNet, which earned Emerson Spartz an exclusive interview with J.K. Shama Kabani founded Marketing Zen Group in 2009, back when few companies knew they should care about investing in social media. Prepare to be awed! Read More.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Media] Fan Power
    Yes, the entertainment industry is changing, as it has always done, but in this case the influence of social media – the broadcast medium of our century – can’t be underestimated. One point that Swift misses on is the notion that music is art and because art is rare it is inherently valuable. For music, books, movies, etc.,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Content Marketing in 11 Steps. Now Go.
    This includes your website and other sites that you can control, as well as social media, direct marketing, influencer marketing, campaigns, and more. 8. Here''s how to create and manage content that will turn browsers into buyers. Get focused Zero in on just one customer segment to start.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
    [Media] Successfully Get Your New Business Off the Ground With This Free New Tool From Intuit QuickBooks
    The online tool will provide you with a ton of platforms for quick and easy web design, as well as providing some guidance on building out our social media presence. No longer does building a website and social media footprint have to be a daunting or expensive task. Even with all this, it doesn’t have to keep you up at night.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Keep Your Customers Coming Back
    This book dives into how to use social media platforms to attract new business and job opportunities While results and ROI may be critical to keeping clients, building positive relationships proves to be the most important. Relationships. In business, that single word may be the most important. And that's just the beginning. Looking for more?
  • REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Media] 3 Tips to a Better, Video Interview
    The phone rings, and a well-known producer at one of your targeted media-venues wants to interview you via video in 30 minutes. Are you ready for that big, publicity opportunity? That’s fantastic! But wait…are you ready? If so, this could be a great, publicity opportunity to help boost sales, awareness and credibility fast. If not, […].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Media] Think Years, Not Months: 3 Tips for Long-Term Growth
    That''s why over the years we acquired a social media marketing company and also added direct mail postcards , online surveys and event marketing to our product portfolio. If you''ve just started your biz and already plotting out your exit strategy, then stop reading now. With that came the hiring of our chief operating officer, Dave.
  • 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  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
    [Media] How to Develop Your Business Strategy
    potential client decides to take on your management consulting or social media marketing. The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do – Michael Porter. love the Michael Porter here because it’s so true, and more so the more you dig down into the front lines of real business, such as small business and startups. Strategy is focus.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Mogul in the Making? What's Next for Randi Zuckerberg
    She's the sister of Facebook's founder, executive producer of a Silicon Valley reality show, a TV drama aficionado, and women's media connoisseur. Here's what the future holds for Randi Zuckerberg. Before long, Bravo approached her with an even juicier opportunity to showcase tech on television and boost her own brand. As Inc.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
    [Media] Networks And The Enterprise
    But a year or so into its life, Disqus started hearing from big media companies who wanted to deploy the Disqus comment system. Many think that USV is a consumer web investor. We don't think of ourselves that way. Thus the consumer web investor moniker. MongoDB is an open source datastore for web scale applications. Lots of them.
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