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  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] Following the VC Money
    WhoGotFunded.com publishes a database of funding deals, culling investment information from more than two million online sources, including media sites, blogs, Twitter, and the Securities and Exchange Commission's website. A new website shines a light on the companies landing venture capital deals. In the first quarter of 2012, U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Need a Revenue Boost? Try This Simple Formula
    Depending on your business, you can try a variety of marketing tactics, from trade-shows and traditional advertising, to SEO, PPC, social media, and word-of-mouth marketing. An easy way to break down your revenue goals into specific, actionable items. You know you need to increase revenue. What does all of this mean? hours (25%).
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Why Elisa's Blockade Is Such A Big Thing
    The more significant result to this is perhaps that Finland received a lot of negative publicity in the digital media space for its court's decision. In a time when countries are competing for appeal in the eye of digital media entrepreneurs, a lot of potential candidates saw Finland's position diminish. Let me explain why.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
    [Media] A Little Product Management Advice
    Paul Gray has spent ten years working in the entertainment, media and communications industries within Australia and Europe. Very close runner-up to The Best Product Person of 2010 was Paul Gray. Paul worked in both B2B and B2C roles for organizations including Disney, Foxtel, and British Telecom. Challenge yourself. Ask why? Ask why not?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] Telling Your Company's Story in Video
    We wound up hiring Shaun Hildner, a Chicago-based filmmaker who worked at a digital media school. We just hired a full-time filmmaker to document our every move. Perhaps you should too. There's a new story at your business every day. Maybe you dreamed up a great idea or shot down a bad one. And that began to seem a bit off.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Media] The Key Elements Of Marketing Your Business Online And Offline
    Social media. We’re talking about establishing a community in social media. Perhaps the most effective way of using social media, however, is to harness word of mouth. By writing good content on that (and disseminating through your site and social media) you can build your brand as an authority in the industry. The site.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011
    [Media] G+, Twitter and Tumblr are Biggest Losers
    Like a lot of people I started to use my Tumblr blog to share links with short text snippets that provided context, and I enjoyed the photo and video sharing which embeds the media blob rather than link to it. What it does harken is a form of arms race between the two companies that is ultimately good for users. Lastly a word about Circles.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] Security And Privacy Are Entrepreneur Opportunities
    Young people naively enter their pictures and personal data for fun on social networking sites, ignoring constant feedback from the media that these are bad practices. Why is everyone so paranoid these days? My plea to entrepreneurs is to recognize these concerns as an opportunity, to make people’s life better, rather than stoke the fires.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Brands are Lies
    have been thinking a lot about the notion of brands lately, but what I have been focusing on is how the communications revolution we have been participating in, also known as social media technology, is thrusting forward a notion that companies and customers need a better way of talking to each other.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Media] How - And Why - Startups Should Hire Millennials
    And they’re preparing for employment by “arming themselves with skills and educational training focused in technology and social media.” Schawbel’s study reports some of the most common job skills for Gen Y workers include blogging, social media optimization and writing press releases. It’s like a harmonic convergence. StartUp 101
  • FRED DESTIN  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] Zoopla at seven – how focus and speed drive exceptional outcomes
    always get concerned when I see a large commerce or digital media player without a strong tech component. I first invested in Zoopla in July 2007. At the time, a mere £500,000 to get the company going and back Simon Kain and Alex Chesterman in improving the real estate experience. million and a profit margin that is flirting with 50%.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
    [Media] 8 Startup Lessons You Could Learn from Gotham Gal
    Certainly if you look at eCommerce & social media – women are the ones using these products. That’s why I was so interested in having “ The Gotham Gal &# come on This Week in VC ( video link on YouTube , download iTunes, episode 15) ) and dispel those myths. This is where she first developed sales skills. Be a mensch.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Media] It’s been nearly 10 years since I owned a phone
    And while we all know it has impacted some obvious industries like news, media, music, mapping and photography to name a few, it is much more than that. I still have a device which I can use to make calls, but it’s not a phone. I and most other people these days have a globally interconnected super computer. And today, it is free.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Media] Compelling Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Mobile App
    You may even build social media links into the app so people can directly check out your company’s feeds just by tapping their smartphone screens. In 2009, the Apple Corporation attracted international attention when it released advertisements featuring the tagline ”There’s an App for That.” To Simplify Your Loyalty Program.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013
    [Media] Unleashing the YouTube Inside of You
    Another technique is using social media to share a short, attention-grabbing invitation to view your video link. You can leverage these techniques by inviting partners to share your videos with their mailing lists and social media networks. More viewers watched online video than TV in 2012, according to SundaySky. billion ads.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] The Smartest Dumb Thing I Ever Did
    Because my band was called Hit Me, I called the company Hit Media Inc. You can just make it a Doing Business As on your Hit Media account.” It turned out one of those pieces of paper I signed without question had sold 90 percent of the shares of Hit Media Inc. Why get input from such a wide range of individuals? That hurt.
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Media] High-powered ACC has stars on defense, too _ plenty of them
    When Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware decided that Syracuse's Dontae Strickland had gone far enough, his WWE-style takedown raised some eyebrows and lit up social media
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] Working with Friends
    couple of years ago, Intel joined our syndicate at Crisp Media. Last week I wrote about the value of repeat relationships in the venture capital and private equity business. used the example of a portfolio company that recently raised capital from a firm we have worked with on a repeat-basis. On and up! Filed under: Payments , Portfolio.
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] When Lightening Strikes
    For others it may be betting that magical "shout out" from a national thought leader or big time media outlet. Most entrepreneurs dream of that one big break. For some businesses it is getting the one big customer. Should you always walk through the door of opportunity that. the big break opens for you? Sometimes yes, but sometimes no.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Governments or Social Networks?
    The cynic in me believes that governments of all stripes desire to restrict and regulate the Internet precisely because they see the implications of an Internet that is socially empowering combined with a media landscape that is greatly emasculated and they feel threatened.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Media] Why You Should Embrace Transparency Marketing
    You can be transparent on your blog, but if you have really sketchy practices, they’ll leak out in other media and you’ll be left looking disingenuous, worse off than before. Various studies have estimated the average consumer sees anywhere from 3,000 to 20,000 marketing messages each day. Of course, most of these go unnoticed.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
    [Media] [Review] Onward: How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing Its Soul
    For those of us who are more social media inclined, Schultz reveals in the book how MyStarbucksIdeas.com came about from a discussion with Michael Dell – inspired by Dell’s own IdeaStorm.com – and shaped along by folks from Salesforce.com. The reason? Starbucks is not a coffee company that serves people. Highly recommended.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Duct Tape Marketing Updated, Revised and Alive
    practical ways to get more from social media. Mike Stelzer, founder of Social Media Examiner. Duct Tape Marketing Updated, Revised and Alive This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. This week my publisher is releasing a totally revised and updated version of my first book Duct Tape Marketing. fusing online and offline tactics.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] Use Pinterest for Team Collaboration
    The board was an experiment outside of their "day jobs" working in social media and editoral, respectively. Sure, Pinterest is great for sharing your photos, hobbies, and work. But some creatives are rethinking its abilities, and created a social calendar, by working together. How long have you been using Pinterest? enjoy creating lists.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Media] Deals Gone WIld (aka "What Drives Massive Startup Valuations?")
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 11 January 2011 Deals Gone WIld (aka "What Drives Massive Startup Valuations?") A few months ago, I wrote a blog post on startup valuation that presented a table of normal or “typical&# price ranges for startups depending on the sector and stage of development, among other things. But what about the outliers?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Brand & Market Your Company. in Just 5 Minutes
    Build a Social Media Campaign Now that you're up and running with a great new brand, here's an automatic way to generate Tweets guaranteed to win you visibility: The automatic tweet generator. Here's a quick and easy way to create a memorable brand for your company. Just don't take it too seriously. Here's a quick way to find one: The Web 2.0
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016
    [Media] The Top 3 Tools to Create Your Marketing Presentation
    Once you create any of those or both of them, you can either save both the photos and the video locally and then redistribute them on other social media platforms thus achieving a completely free social media campaign for your business with almost zero effort. photo credit: Pexels. You are a small business owner. Simple! Good luck!
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Media] Smart Startups Think Global But Act Hyperlocal
    When you extend this to include social media marketing, you can imagine that startups and small businesses are in fact at an advantage over their less flexible big brothers. Even though the world is getting smaller, due to easy global connectivity, people still feel alone if not well-connected locally. Geographic customization.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Media] Twitter's 2013 Changes Recapped: Are You Up to Date?
    Video content is now also included in a user''s media gallery and expanded tweets. Since the beginning of the year, Twitter has rolled out at least 16 significant changes businesses should know about. Do you? In the race for users and revenue, Twitter has unleashed a collection of changes--many designed to attract marketers. Vine launched.
  • BRANDANEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Media] How Much Content Marketing Does Your Brand Need?
    Buffer’s research shows results for social media content and here’s what the numbers are: 5 posts per day on Pinterest. Unless you’ve discovered a gem with little or no competition, Content Marketing for your brands can be hard, purely because you’re competing with everyone. How do you scale up quickly?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time
    Related posts: Podcasting Makes You a Member of the Media Lots has been published about the value or hype of. Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing podcast with John Lee Dumas. Editorial. Program. Format – How long?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] Send Share or Like Facebook Is Getting It Right
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] RWW Recommends: The Startup Toolkit
    social media. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteStart. All Posts. Archives. Featured. White Papers. Case Studies. Twitter. Facebook. The channel is sponsored by TriNet. RWW Recommends: The Startup Toolkit. Tweet. Winner: BaseCamp.
  • BRANDANEW  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
    [Media] How To Sell Art And Build A Remarkable Brand
    Invest in creating your brand presence online via your website and social media. This week, I attended an AADL (Ann Arbor District Library) event hosted by Steve Feinman, the Director of SCORE – a mentoring leader for small businesses. In particular, we had a crowd of artists from the region. dead shark in a pool. You : Who are you?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Media] You're Not Going to Believe What Interns Get Paid Now
    Social media giants Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook round out the top five in that order, with each paying interns more than $6,000 a month. Don''t be intimidated by these high wage figures as you look for summer help. The list of the 25 best-paying internships, compiled by Glassdoor.com , is dominated by big tech companies.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
    [Media] 10 Keys To Great Startup Encores Following An Exit
    But there is no magic formula on how to bring these together a second time, but I did see some good insights on the parameters in a recent startup business parable, “ Endless Encores ,” by Ken Goldstein, who advises startups and has built corporations in technology, entertainment, media, and e-commerce. Startup successes are never perfect.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] How Oulu became a thriving startup ecosystem in 3 years
    Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and a dozen other International media hang out in Oulu to find out even more peculiar little startups that all have something new and interesting to show. Polar Bear Pitching was arranged last month for the first time, and it immediately gained major media coverage both in Finland as well as across the globe.
  • 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.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
    [Media] allensblog: Spot the Hypocrisy
    He absolutely should : (1) he did some really crummy things that, as a member of the House of Representatives, merit his resignation, (2) he lied to his wife, (3) he lied to his constituents, (4) he lied to the American public and media (although they're not his constituents). allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] A Life Lived Before Internet Time
    I saw this week that longtime 60 Minutes essayist Andy Rooney is retiring, and predictably the comments that appeared on media sites ran the full spectrum of snark to insult. It is as if everyone born in the last 40 years forgets that a long life lived contains more than just what we know as most current about any person.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
    [Media] 5 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Growing
    There is great probability your competition has put up its own social media pages. Running a small business is a daunting challenge. Statistically, less than 50 percent of small businesses are still operational after five years. Globalization has increased the level of competition and introduced more turmoil to the business environment.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How To Delegate More Effectively In Your Business
    For example, non-computer types should consider delegating their social media, website, and SEO activities. For a few, delegating comes easily, maybe too easy. For others who are perfectionists, letting go of even the most trivial task is almost impossible. This means only about one manager in ten really knows how to empower others.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Media] Conversocial on CNBC talking social customer service
    Conversocial has a SaaS product which enables companies (primarily retailers at this point) to service their customers over social media and their market is really starting to open up. Josh March, CEO of our company Conversocial was interviewed on CNBC yesterday, 4m video embedded below. Conversocial
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Weekend Favs September Fourteen
    GetSignals – New social media monitoring tool from Hubspot – Chrome browser only. 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: Al_HikesAZ via photopin cc. Good stuff I found this week: Moasis – Location based flyer technology.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Media] Google's 10 Best Mobile Apps
    This would be more exciting if more people were using Google+; at the moment you may be hard pressed to find any pals reviewing restaurants on Google's social media platform.) 4. Ten apps you should be using--or, at the very least, learning from. Does that spell trouble for Google revenues? Probably not. Take your pick.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
    [Media] What Every Woman Business Owner Needs to Know to Succeed
    Social media is a great way to expand awareness of your brand while allowing you to market your business and advertise its products at a relatively low cost. Allot a small amount of time each day to your social media marketing and then leave it alone for the rest of the day. In the U.S. Ask for Help When Needed. Never stop learning!
  • BRANDANEW  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
    [Media] Chaos Alert: A day in the Life of a Content Marketer
    You’re officially a part of the content marketing world – the one that will nudge (sometimes, push) you to write creative copies every day, create editorial calendars, manage social media platforms, look into the inbound/ outbound marketing campaigns, make sure everything is set for SEO.and well, you get the drift. . The writer mode.
  • BRANDANEW  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
    [Media] 5 Hacks To Pitching A PR Story That Actually Works!
    Press releases historically were just short descriptions of the products, features and company developments over traditional media. Highlighting your USPs , the latest achievements and jotting down the points of future growth – the conventional approach to giving your PR story a structure. Sadly, the entire thought process.
  • BRANDANEW  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
    [Media] Building Your Brand Story: The Power of Asking The Right Questions
    It’s not just for the consumers, or your social media fans, building a story starts from the point you decide that you will create a new Startup/ firm or launch a new product. Marketers Have you been struggling with how exactly you should tell the story of your brand? They need something that they can relate to. End of story.
  • BRANDANEW  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why Storytelling Works For Your Brands
    And it didn’t stop with the film, when they didn’t win the Oscars, it had a viral moment of glory with a fabulous social media response! Well, who does not like a good story ? What we can never remember as dry theory can be easily etched in mind as a story. This is why we all love fiction (and hate text books). ad image via. 2.
  • START UP BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] What I noticed in 2013
    Social media just is: It’s becoming a bit like general chit chat between any group of friends. A way of communicating. It might also be that my email address is mine, where social media has the who owns this data issue hanging over it. Business, political dn social activities are intertwined in technology as an organism.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] Excellent Analytics Tip #22: Calculate Return On Analytics Investment!
    Media Optimizations 2. Identifying which model to use to attribute credit for a single conversion across multiple media channels is immensely difficult. Analysts: Put up or shut up time! This blog is centered around creating incredible digital experiences powered by qualitative and quantitative data insights. Isn't it amazing?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Small Business Saturday By the Numbers
    But, according to retailers--and social media--Small Business Saturday is actually gaining traction. Consumers preferred big-box stores on Black Friday. American Express created Small Business Saturday in 2010 with a basic concept: If you build it, they will come. That's a possible $2,500,000 in free money.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015
    [Media] 11 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They are Looking Forward To in 2016
    Image Credit : Robert Barrows. I am looking forward to the possibility of selling several proposals I  have developed that could generate tremendous advertising revenues  for newspapers, broadcasting companies, magazines, internet media  companies and the internet divisions of multimedia companies. Several Happy New Year! future. Thanks to J.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Media] “I Run My Business Out Of My Cell Phone:” How Mobile Is Powering a Fitness SMB
    Like many local businesses, the fitness and wellness industry has seen many new tools to manage backoffice/scheduling, demand generation and social media/community building. Social media seems to be big in the fitness world – both the studios and clients sharing their workouts. Then I launched my company, Basic Training.
  • 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.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Media] Cracking the Top 10
    So, if your company wants to hit it big time, you need to displace an app, service or media company that is currently in people’s top 10 lists. I joined Kiltr.com a professional social network for Scottish people (and people who just love the Scots) a few weeks ago. That, of course, is no small feat. These are all very large companies.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012
    [Media] 5 Sure Signs That a Good Startup is Going Bad
    With today’s 24/7 flood of information and social media, the team expects to be constantly updated on what’s going on at the top. Most entrepreneurs start their company with the highest of ideals, and wouldn’t dream of building one with a culture of indifference or downright unethical behavior. Big bad investor interference. Marty Zwilling.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
    [Media] 5 Tips For Marketing Your Store For Small Business Saturday
    Don’t Forget Social Media. One great way to do this is through posts on your store’s social media channels and web site. Be By Nicole Larrauri, President, The EGC Group. This November 28 th , an estimated 88 million consumers will shop locally – and inject some 14.3 billion dollars into their community economies.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
    [Media] Save Yourself – Three Smart Email Strategies That Can Save Your Job
    When that angry email bomb gets forwarded to your boss or the media, it’s either a PR or HR disaster and the first victim is always you. Solution:  Scream into your pillow, but don’t scream at colleagues, friends, or family members via email or social media. Take an Anger Management Timeout. Be circumspect. Bad idea.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: Create A Founding Legend
    Clair is the Founding Correspondent & CEO of innovation-focused media outlet AlleyWire , as well as president of AW/CS, AlleyWire’s creative agency. He was previously an on-air correspondent forNY1andYNN, and is the founder of several other media and startup ventures. by Neil St. And that loss can be profound. Neil St.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Antonio Neves
    After some research and adding an application process, I shifted my target audience to high-potential young professionals and entrepreneurs, many in the media industry. The founder and CEO of Thinqaction takes his start-up cues from a decade-long television career. News and covered commercial space exploration for PBS. TheAntonioNeves
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Media] How to Write a Market Analysis
    You can use online surveys or social media to gather feedback about buying habits, needs, and other psychographic information. Once you start selling, will people start buying? Analyze your market to find out. The market analysis is one of the most important parts of any startup strategy. What is a Market Analysis? Target market. Projections.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] A Whole New Way to Measure Social Engagement
    When Facebook unveiled a new suite of analytics tools last October, one of the biggest pieces of news was a number labeled Talking About This, which showed up on brands' pages right under the number of total Likes, where anybody could see it. A lot of social-media-expert head scratching ensued. There are Friends, and there are Friends. link].
  • 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, 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?
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Media] Episode 76: Accounting Basics for Entrepreneurs with Jody Padar
    Embracing the cloud, social media, and other highly advanced technologies and practices, Jody is out to alter the way CPAs think about firm culture and serve their clients via speaking engagements, podcasts, published articles, and ‘screaming it from the rooftop.’ Also Available On. Show Summary. Tune in! Our Guest  . Show Links.
  • 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?
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Media] Episode 62: Cash Flow and Profit First Tips with Kevin Davis
    Thanks in large part to a give-lots-of-free-advice social media strategy, it has grown quickly over the last 15 months and is Kevin’s primary business focus. Social Media:  www.instagram.com/kevin_b_davis/ , www.facebook.com/detailershelper/. Also Available On. Show Summary. Our Guest  . Show Quotes . Cash flow is king. Show Links.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
    [Media] 15 Proven Tips To Help You Make Career-Enhancing Connections At Your Next Conference
    Others allow you to tweet and follow other social media sites directly from the app itself. Utilize social media before, during, and even after the conference. by Alaina G. Levine, president of Quantum Success Solutions and author of “ Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere “.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] 6 More DON'T's When Starting Your Business!
    That's called marketing and with social media, it's easier than ever to make folks aware.but you still have to take action! Several months back I created a blog post entitled "6 DON'Ts When Starting Your Business". It has also, probably, never been more difficult to make a start-up successful than it is today. And more important, listen.
  • 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, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Success: If You Define It, You Can Accomplish It
    With our media and celebrity-heavy culture, it’s very, very common to see people unconsciously adopt a frame of reference that if they’re not famous, they’re not successful. Successful is not a word with a simple or self evident definition. Nothing, as long as first you define what it means to be successful. Intrigued?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Media] The Perks of Being an Intern in Tech
    Palantir Technologies These interns feast on chef-crafted meals, play in media rooms, and go outside for a pickup game of Frisbee. Interns at Google receive eye-popping salaries, but some tech start-ups offer much more. Check out some of their awesome perks. glittering resume no longer cuts it. Others offer little beyond busywork. massages.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] Facebook Has Become the New Yahoo, And It's Obvious Mark Zuckerberg Knows It
    The social media giant''s mainstream user base limits innovation and makes the company vulnerable to nimble startups. One thing Silicon Valley industry insiders like to knowingly whisper to each other is that Facebook is the new Yahoo. Sunday, we reported a piece of news that indicates this may be true. The truth is, they tried to. Facebook.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013
    [Media] 5 Ways to Vet an Incubator
    So if it''s media or fashion, New York may win out over California. Not all incubators are created equal--and with more of them out there, you need to choose where you apply wisely. The age of the accelerator is officially upon us. Here is but a glimpse into the proliferation of start-up programs in the U.S. and Europe as reported by U.K.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Video Start-up's Fast Track to Growth
    With more than 200 employees, Kaltura has carved a niche for itself in three major verticals--enterprise, education, and media--as the premier platform for video integration. Kaltura, a New York-based video software platform, just raised $25 million in Series D funding. It's on target to become the next billion-dollar video company.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013
    [Media] CrankyAds Founders Chat About Closing Their Startup, TED Talks, Planning Your Week Ahead And More
    The plan is to talk about what we are working on in our businesses, what we are studying and learning, what events we attend and people we meet, as well as what is current in technology, social media, internet marketing and entrepreneurship. Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes. The first episode is now up and ready for you to listen to.
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
    [Media] Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups
    Relationships is all about communication and social media. Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. Wikipedia ). human engineering VC Cafe Photo credit: By imaginedhorizons (Flickr). Shockingly, only 15 percent is due to technical knowledge. Share/Bookmark.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Media] 10 Apps I Use Every Single Day
    TweetDeck – This is my primary social media dashboard. 10 Apps I Use Every Single Day This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. More and more, we’re becoming an app happy world – Apps that run on our laptops, apps for the mobile and apps for the iPad or tablet. Here’s my Evernote routine in case your interested. Great time saver.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] Take a Tip From Singapore
    Food courts in America are bad things—owned by no one, with food that comes from nowhere," Bourdain said at a recent media lunch in New York City, sponsored by the Singapore Tourism Board. What can American businesses learn from Singapore's open-air markets? Anthony Bourdain explains. He contrasted chain-heavy U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways Startups Make Bad Predictions About Competitors
    Instead, he advises focusing on market solutions. "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.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Better Believe It: There Is a Dark Side to Success
    Media outlets take notice-- first local, then regional and eventually, national. Sure, you''re successful now, but how do you create long-term success for your company? Avoid these red flags like the plague. Achieving and celebrating success is an important--and hugely enjoyable--part of business. Success also has its dark side. Focus.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Combine Words and Pictures for Brand Value
    Rebecca Otis is the Content/Social Media Manager at Digital Third Coast , a Chicago digital marketing agency that helps businesses find and connect with customers through SEO, PPC, and content and social media. photo credit: schnaars. Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, SlideShare, Google+, profile cover photos. What Text Adds to Imagery.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    [Media] 8 Reasons Why Your Marketing Campaign Needs an Infographic
    This helps in raising brand awareness and empowers brand registration when promoting your infographic on social media channels and outreaching other webmasters in your niche or infographic submission sites like coolinfographics.com , infographixdirectory.com or infographicsonline.com to name a few. 5. billion people. Business adsense
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
    [Media] How To Keep Your Startup Safe Online
    Don’t neglect social media either – hackers can exploit what your staff may consider to be innocuous information on their profiles. You wouldn’t leave your office door open when you finish work for the night, so why would you not make every effort to keep your business safe online as well? Here’s how to go about it: Web Hosting.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Media] How early should you connect to a VC? Here's some data.
    My social media streams actually do more to keep existing connections warm than they do to create new ones. How long does it take from first meeting a VC to getting cash in the bank? That''s an interesting question. It''s also not the best way to create a helpful syndicate of investors that share the founder''s vision for the company.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Why You Might Want to Consider Advertising on Instagram
    On Thursday, the photo filtering and sharing site released early metrics from its initial advertising campaigns , and the results ought to excite social media-savvy marketers. It''s still early days, but Instagram''s newly released ad campaign metrics show promising results for advertisers. Ever thought of advertising on Instagram ?
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014
    [Media] Is Your Sales and Marketing Working? 5 Tell-Tale Signs You're "Lookin' for Love in all the Wrong Places."
    They need to be qualified; meaning they are not only aware of your company but have shown a real interest, by either responding to an email solicitation or opting-in to a download or newsletter from your website or social media. When you're ramping your business up, there's almost nowhere you wouldn't look for revenue. Hello. 1975 is calling.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
    [Media] What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate!
    Anything that touches the customer from obvious things like your website or how you're using social media to billing and collections to customer service policies to how you answer the phone should be reviewed no less than quarterly for how they communicate with your customer base. And then? I'm sure many of you have had similar experiences.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Out of Sight, Top of Mind
    Unemployment may be stubbornly high, but talk to anyone in the media and technology industries, and there's a good chance she will complain about how hard it is to find talented people. How to keep a business on track when its top performers are scattered across the map. Caldwell, Idaho. Edmond, Oklahoma. Phoenix. Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Media] Startup Blog: Don't Skimp on PR (by Liz Roop)
    If it is important for your start-up to gain exposure through substantive media coverage, presentations, social media or any number of other non-paid communication channels, it is worth investing in a public relations agency with specific expertise in your industry. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Now what?
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] How A 17-Year-Old In India Bootstrapped To $7M In Revenue
    And then we went to the mass media with the story. The following is a guest post written by Sanket Nadhani. He previously headed Marketing and Sales at FusionCharts and just launched an eBook on the complete journey of the company on its tenth birthday. But that's not the interesting part. Also, brevity is good. It's not even sexy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] The GoPro Army
    Every two or three minutes, a new piece of GoPro–created content is uploaded to YouTube, and Woodman credits those videos—whether produced by its army of customers or by the company's 20-person in-house media team—with much of the company's runaway success. Then he hammers the gas again. The point comes back to storytelling.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] What 16 Successful People Read in the Morning
    It''s a constant struggle to keep from being overwhelmed, he says. "If media were food, I would be obese," Smith says. Their days may be more hectic than most, but they always make time to stay informed. Staying informed is a constant struggle for most of us, let alone people with high-profile, high-pressure jobs. The Economist," he said. 8.
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