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  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Be a Pioneer not an Opportunist
    In my view, what makes today different than the last tech downturn is the proliferation of technology in the mainstream culture, and digital media is an integral element of this. As we turn over to a new year, it seems that everything old is new again. I’ve seen this movie twice before as a VC. Think big and bold and game-changing.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] Head in the Cloud
    We are also becoming adept at dealing with media types in our online interactions and because we suffer no penalty for data storage usage we save everything. Here’s my take on a range of topics we discussed: 1) Amazon Out(r)age. It happened and we should all learn from it. Basically you have a little more breathing room. Hadoop).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Small Business Competing With SPAM?
    Engage in Social Media – I know thousands of people online. Social media is not about merely blasting ‘salesy’ stuff; it’s about educating, informing, and engaging an audience. We’re all familiar with the “who-actually-falls-for-this-stuff” SPAM and we all know its complete bogus. For example: RE: I await to hear from you urgently.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Media] 4 Steps to Leveraging Your Network to Build Your Business
    With the prevalence of social media, there is almost no excuse for a cold-call or cold-email anymore. '4 Steps to Leveraging Your Network to Build Your Business written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Networking doesn’t have to be about luck, but most people I work with treat it that way.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Angel And Seed Rounds Increase In Size In The US
    In the study titled Angel and Seed Financing survey in the internet/digital media and software industries they analysed the size of the rounds in 2010 as well as who lead the rounds among other things. The median amount raised was $662 500 while the pre-money valuations in the internet/digital media industry was $3.4 million and $2.7
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] What's Your Business Resolution for Next Year?
    We would learn about an opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in a media outlet or publication and react by scrambling to author a great piece at the last minute. 'The founders and CEOs explain what they''re planning to change or improve about their business in the coming year. Like what? Read on for inspiration.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Media] Who's the Top Entrepreneur? Your Call.
    This media personality has been ranked both as the richest African American and the most influential woman in the world. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. What does it take to be the greatest living entrepreneur? You’re about to tell us. We don't either.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] 4 Big Ideas to Boost Productivity
    Examples might include: sales from a new mobile application or from leads generated from social media channels, new software or products built on new languages or technologies. American workers don't have the skills they need to stay relevant. But who among us is keeping up? I'd suggest four key tactics: Make new skills count. Got that?
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] You Are Probably Not a Hacker
    You Are Not a Loner – The image of the lone wolf hacker that sits in his or her bedroom tied to a computer 24/7 with no social life is a media fallacy.  Hacking might be jumping the shark.  Ever since becoming a part of the everyday lexicon with the 80’s pop culture hit movie War Games , hackers and hacking have garnered plenty of attention. 
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [Media] Appozite Launches TweetReach
    FutureWorks, a new media marketing and branding agency, has tapped TweetReach to provide the Twitter reach measurement for the agency’s campaigns. This new offering, TweetReach Pro, is targeted at marketing, public relations, and social media professionals who coordinate Twitter campaigns.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Building a Strong Business: Bob Vila
    He used to get lots of fan mail, but with social media and his blog there's more two-way communication. Now we get that in social media." Bob Vila isn't just a brand, he's an entrepreneur reinventing himself in a new economic landscape. See what he's learned. He is America's Handyman, Bob Vila. Make your content available everywhere.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] Start-ups for Start-ups
    Launched in 2006, DC-based media company Tech Cocktail <[link] gathers start-ups, entrepreneurs, and technology geeks of all stripes and keeps them informed and connected with news, how-to''s, and industry trends online. Here are a few of the best and brightest. Here are a few of the best and brightest.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] Power to the People (for a Profit)
    By providing people with access to knowledge, to media, to the Internet on their phones, it affects what they can accomplish 'Many companies have tried to bring sustainable solar power to Africa. Azuri Technologies is one of the few to succeed. Now he was seeing the result. That''s when I realized, ''OK.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Media] Get the Most From an Unhappy Customer
    In this networked world where social media has given every disgruntled customer a soap-box and a bull horn, you're right to want to please everyone who walks through your business's door. Your impulse to immediately placate unhappy customers is understandable. But may actually be a missed opportunity. Generate buzz. Learn your values.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] How One Smart Infographic Saved a Company
    Once it launched the popular Formspring social media product, it found it served a different user base. What if you had to change your company name and URL and hope your customers would find you again? Here's how Formspring overcame its rebranding trouble. Formstack started as Formspring, but the company had two lines of business. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] New Year's Resolutions: Grow Fast in 2012
    Indeed, Halligan has consistently pointed to serving customers better, by providing tools for social media and medium-sized businesses, as the motivation behind HubSpot’s recent acquisitions. One thing all these Inc. 500 CEOs agree on: faster growth. But each has a different resolution on how to grow at break-neck speeds in 2012.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
    Another very cool bit of media that I ran across is called “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Happy International Women’s Day ! What a wonderful day to celebrate, not only because I get to celebrate my side of the gender spectrum, but also because it’s a perfect time to take a look at how women are doing in the business world. think so.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] Three Inexpensive Ways to Create Buzz for Your Business
    Newspaper and magazine advertising has been perceived as a dying art for some time, but newspaper and media exposure can still be an important way of getting your name known. Wherever you are in the world, you’d have to have been hiding pretty well to escape all the news of economic gloom and doom. Best of all, it cost next to nothing!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Media] Does Every Business Plan Include a Marketing Plan? What’s the Difference?
    Put yourself in the place of each of these ideal buyers and then think about what media he or she uses and what message would communicate your offering most effectively. What’s the difference between a marketing plan and a business plan? Doesn’t a business plan include a marketing plan? Why would anybody do one without the other?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] What is Your Motivation?
    Susan Wilson Solovic is an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, author of three best-selling books, multi-media personality and contributor to ABC News and other outlets, public speaker and attorney. Tweet. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities. Norman Vincent Peale. Why do you want to go into business for yourself?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] Welcome to 'The Danger Games'
    Branding Dilemma McDonald''s recently had its social media campaign CheersToSochi commandeered by activists angered by McDonald''s failure to acknowledge the bad situation for its gay customers there. 'As the Olympic Games gear up in Sochi, the volatile climate around the LGBT community is a reminder to brands to be authentic and honest.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Media] The Common Thread Between Batman, The Romans & One of Facebook's Angels
    A fantastic article in Fortune Magazine this month - " The Temptation of Facebook ," talks about the early days of the social media giant. No doubt Thiel's cat-bird seat as CEO of PayPal in the late 1990's allowed him to "get" instantly the scalability power of the Facebook social media model. million. Run With the Right Crowd.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Use Improv to Brainstorm Effectively
    So every week I huddle with the team at Kohort, the social media company I co-founded, for a brainstorming session. At Kohort, we take a cue from theater and comedy to generate new ideas--and enhance morale. Once a company starts operating, brainstorming often falls by the wayside. The group and I meet every Wednesday at 5PM. And so on.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Media] Canada: The Next Start-up Frontier?
    And while companies like the Vancouver-based HootSuite, a social media management tool, and Ottawa's Shopify, have certainly made names for themselves, they're not the types of tech juggernauts that beget thriving start-up ecosystems. With its new Startup Visa program, Canada's hoping to lure foreign entrepreneurs. to the punch." As the U.S.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] You Hired Your First Marketing Person, Now What
    Social Media Training Course Beta Testers Needed You Hired Your First Marketing Person, Now What is a post from: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. You’ve done it, you’ve worked and pushed and sold your way into the realization that you need help. And thankfully, help means – help marketing the business.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Media] How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience
    Why Social Media Doesn’t Matter Anymore. How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience This content from: Duct Tape Marketing Everyone talks about creating a great customer experience, but few people really deliver one that’s special in any way. What if you delivered products on a bike? What if you included more than they expected?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Sellfy Offers A Painless Way To Sell Your Digital Product
    The app can also be integrated with social media to provide special discounts for clients who recommend your product in Twitter or Facebook. Artists, designers, developers and other creative individuals who are looking to sell their digital product online often lack the time and resources to set up an online store. Enter payment details.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] How To Make Smart Borrowing Decisions (Including NOT Borrowing)
    On the other hand, alternative lenders may use more creative means to determine your creditworthiness, like checking out your customer reviews (on sites like Yelp), social media activity, or even looking directly at your business’s accounting software. So, what types of businesses should think about taking out a loan? and 1.50
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] 2 Women Serial Entrepreneurs Tell All
    Fitton described how she met social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk, who was thronged by admirers at a party following a presentation. Susan Leger Ferraro, founder of an early-childhood schools chain, and Laura Fitton, digital business owner, irreverently detail what has helped them most along the way. Keep your equity in your pocket. Volunteer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Can You Predict Success on Kickstarter?
    three person research team from the university École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne outlined their method of predicting the success of individual Kickstarter projects using a combination of data mining and analysis of social media and Kickstarter activity. The site also sees a fair amount of projects fail each year.
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Getting traction for Traction book: 12,328 copies by the numbers
    Here''s a more birds-eye view of traffic sources on the site: "Links" (24%) includes Product Hunt and "Social media" (19%) includes Hacker News. 'Traction -- a book that Justin and I self-published -- launched on Aug 26, 2014. In relatively short order we met our initial goal of 10,000 copies sold (12,328 so far). hang out. Amazon). 100,000?
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism?
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism? bad manager. Example: "We have a charismatic executive director." " · As you know means. "as you dont know." " · Articulate means. Newer Post.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You!
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You! The session is titled “All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You!” and makes it compelling (or at least amusing). Back in 2009 the session went very well. Brad Feld.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] My Affiliate Marketing Campaigns Generated $338,997.38 in the Past 12 Months
    now know which traffic sources are absolute s**t and not to waste my time on them in the future (such as when I did a media buy and ended up paying $10 per click). Worst net profit day: –$800 (from 1 campaign, a media buy). Affiliate Marketing Numbers: November 8th, 2011 – November 8th, 2012. Income: Network #1: $304,934.89
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways Startups Make Bad Predictions About Competitors
    An exciting new product can get a lot of media attention, but services are often what really sell customers on a product--more than the product itself," he writes. 'Forecasting other company''s moves is necessary for every business, but don''t fall victim to these common errors. Don''t obsess over market leaders. states as a prime example.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [Media] An Investors View on Twitter’s Announcements – I’m not Abandoning the Ecosystem
    For ad-networks this can be a simple revenue share as is customary in more traditional online media.  I have read much commentary on my Twitter stream (ironically) and in the press about how investors are going to abandon investments in the Twitter ecosystem because they seem to appear hostile to ecosystem partners. Let me explain. While Ad.ly
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Media] Space Entrepreneurs Taming the Final Frontier
    The media loves really big prestigious events," he says. 'Check out three ambitious companies focused on intergalactic innovation--and one expert''s forecast for what''s next in space. But they''re hardly the only private ventures pursuing ambitious ideas in space. Here are four companies currently trying to tame the final frontier.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
    [Media] Content As a Total Body of Work :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Who Will Build The €600 Million Datacenter In Estonia?
    After all, there is absolutely no information about "Data Valley Enterprises", Jussi Vartainen does not seem to be present on any Social Media and Eerik-Niiles Kross announced the news conveniently on the verge of the elections. At the same time in the workforce and land prices are cheaper than in western and northern Europe.".
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Vilnius-Based StartupHighway Graduates Four Teams At London Demoday
    We were positively surprised by the attendance both of top investors and of top media. StartupHighway just had their Demoday in London, in partnership with Huge Thing, a Polish accelerator. During past 12 months StartupHighway has accelerated 10 companies. Half of the startups from their 2011 batch received funding after graduating.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Media] The Top 10 World's Richest Entrepreneurs
    Before working at city hall, the world''s 16th-richest person, who has a fortune valued at $33 billion, held court at his eponymous financial software and media firm Bloomberg LP. 'Forbes announces it''s annual Rich List. See which founders made the cut. While many entrepreneurs would say money isn''t important, many others want to get rich.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Media] Michael Birch: Why I Bought Bebo Back
    It will be less of a social network and more of a social media app. People are willing to use many different social media services. 'After selling the social network to AOL for $850 million, Michael Birch announced he''s buying it back for $1 million. Here, he explains why. Giving up control of your company is tough. Not really.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things You Need to Know Today
    Social Semantics Enough with the term "social media" already, says Twitter co-founder Ev Williams. 'A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed. Most Audacious Companies Inc. released its annual list of the top 25 companies changing the world. Inc.com 2. Medium 3. But that "trust?"
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] How to Spot Fake Online Reviews
    When you click on a reviewer’s profile, you can usually see if there are any social media accounts associated with that username. 'Is some ill-intentioned user posting fake reviews on your company''s Yelp page? Here''s how to find out. recent post on the Intuit Small Business Blog outlined a handful of tips to spot false reviews.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] Tampere Based M-Files Gets €6 Million To Globally Expand Their Metadata Driven Enterprise ECM
    On the 30th of April, the company announced an A-Round of €6 million led by DFJ Esprit , a venture capital firm that invests from seed to late stage in European technology and media companies. Basically their solution does not care where the data is but rather what the data actually represents. Think Enterprise Document Management 2.0,
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Media] Update On Destly: Travel Curation For Discounted Luxury Hotels
    The service is free to join, and has been growing rapidly since initiating partnerships with groups including CDON Group (the largest e-commerce group in the Nordics), Members.com, DN-Kortet (the member's club of Sweden's largest newspaper, DN) and with Stampen Group, a large Swedish media house.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Media] Startups: Deadline For Arctic15 Pitching Competition Is Near
    Attendees of the conference also get to meet investors and representatives of the media. It's mid-July already, which means there are only 2 weeks left to apply for the Arctic15 Pitching Competition ! We know many of you already applied but on an off-chance that some willing candidates missed this, here is a reminder.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] 5 Questions for a CEO: Raymond King, Zoo Atlanta
    Only than do I let myself review email, the WSJ, AJC, and blogs/literature on topics I am trying to continuously educate myself on: leadership, entrepreneurship, social media, marketing, and technology. 'I love Zoo Atlanta and am currently on the marketing advisory council where I meet quarterly to help the marketing team plan their strategy.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Step 2: Market Focus
    The more you know the one idea, the better to manage your market message and media. Tweet Strategy step one was understanding identity. Step two is market focus, but always with the realization that you think these two through together, not one by one. Your identity is about uniqueness, strengths, and weaknesses. They mix together.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Media] Celebrities Save Which Endangered Species?
    Print media outlets are slowly dying, literacy is gradually declining, and the book business is shrinking. Much like global climate and habitat change threatens giant pandas and black rhinos, global socio-economic and technological change threatens writers. Animals are threatened by global warming, and writers by global dumbing. Maybe.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] How to build a strong business community
    And promoting the work of my clients and students on social media. I push myself to continually challenge my assumptions about business. actively solicit advice from friends and mentors, because I want to grow and develop as a person, in addition to growing my business. But sometimes, I get very stubborn. Here are some ways to do it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] 4 Ways Mobile Should Change Your SEO Strategy
    number of people responding to my post on my big, fat social media experiment feel the same way. Tiny keyboards, cramped screens, voice-activated search -- it's all going to change how people find your business online. Start preparing now. No matter how nimble their thumbs, most people type faster on a traditional keyboard.
  • JOURNEY OF A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012
    [Media] When I Turn 30….
    Song Kwang : It has a been a pleasure working side by side with you building Hatch Media. Today, I turn 30! It feels strange and familiar all at the same time. Being a goal oriented person, there were a great many things I used to motivate myself with, most of them started with “When I turn 30….” Help others as much as you can.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Jesse Kirshbaum
    heard this when listening to my good friend Beverly Jackson do a speech at Social Media Week right after the Grammys last year. The CEO of New Universal Entertainment Agency takes his cues from the industry greats, including Beverly Jackson and Marc Geiger. The artist was named Mims, and he had a single that was heating up. Blogs. Press.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] What to Do When a Good Cause Goes Bad
    If you partner with a major brand that has a great reputation, how will your customer and the media view it if you end the relationship? Cause marketing seems so simple. until it's not. How Susan G. Komen could have avoided a public relations disaster. Cause marketing seems so simple. until it's not, and then you're in crisis management mode.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Media] The Future of Mobile Search Marketing
    Here, Justin uses SEO, Paid Search, Content Marketing, and Social Media to increase conversions and leads. 'The Future of Mobile Search Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. The adoption quickly exploded and in 2012, global smartphone adoption reached 1 billion users. billion.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
    [Media] 3 Simple Ways to Empower Your Customers to Sell For You :: Small.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Now that’s a happy customer!
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Small fires
    Jonathan fields just wrote a great post about this where he quotes Amy Hoy’s term of “entreporn” for the media’s obsession with startups scaling at all costs. Photo by Allison Titcomb. This month, Charlie Gilkey and I hosted our fifth Lift Off Retreat with a small group of extraordinary entrepreneurs. Trust was deep.
  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Design Staff � Change aversion: why users hate what you.
    When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. Design Staff. Photo by Dirk Gently. Aaron Sedley / UX Researcher, Google. ” 2.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] The Easiest Way to Find Your Next Customer
    The opportunity to secure your next customer, best partner, or critical business contact may very well be sitting in the emails and social media messages you have been ignoring 'Chances are, your next business opportunity is already waiting for you. You''re just not looking in the right place. To find new customers and make new connections?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] How to Turn Your Best Customers Into a Growth Engine
    While this may sound like some social media laced feel good sentiment it’s actually quite practical. 'I’ve said repeatedly that building a vibrant community is the most important objective of any business these days. photo credit: Mourner via photopin cc. Creating new products and services and making plans for growth is tricky adventures.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] Can Yahoo or AOL be saved?
    Mark understands the media business, and he understands technology. Terry Semel knew media, and Carol Bartz knew technology, but neither of them could master both. Yahoo was once the biggest and most valuable web company in the world. AOL was a dominant company too. MySpace was the clear leader in social networks. It looks impossible.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Media] Utility at What Cost?
    Media site commenting systems reveal this to an absurd extreme… the things people say to each other online would not remotely be considered in the course of actual conversation in the physical world. News organizations that use Facebook for login to comments and other features are unbelievably short-sighted. TimesSelect).
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Media] Bazaarvoice Launches Social Commerce Insights
    Social Commerce Insights raises the bar on social media measurement by enhancing Bazaarvoice’s industry-leading analytics capabilities with pre-built integrations with leading Web analytics solutions, including Adobe® SiteCatalyst®, powered by Omniture; Coremetrics®, an IBM Company; and Google Analytics. CrunchBase Information. Bazaarvoice.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy :: Small Business Marketing.
    Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 21, 2011 | 11:28 am Categories : Local Search , Marketing Strategy , Social Media Tags : Google Boost , Google City Pages , Google Offers , groupon , Yelp Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. and CityPages.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Umbrella People wins Startup Weekend Women’s edition in London
    There are terms that I hate, like social media, that’s b t. After 54 hours of working, planning, networking, meeting new people and generally having a good but exhausting time, Umbrella People has won the Startup Weekend Women’s Edition. Startup Weekend surges on as a good way for people to explore their ideas as entrepreneurs.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Tips for Reducing Refunds
    Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook can be leveraged to offer and exchange value between you and your customer, too. 'How often does your business have an opportunity to increase bottom-line profitability, improve customer retention, and generate positive word-of-mouth with a zero-dollar investment in marketing or advertising?
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Media] the battle between traditional & interactive marketing is.
    I think the “deer-in-a-headlight&# syndrome that companies face when establishing interactive marketing strategies can be mitiged with good goal setting and a complete measurement strategy. We’ll talk about why this is important very soon. Start by measuring your visitors’ entrances, places & tasks and exits.  Brand awareness? 
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Media] Guest Post: How I increased traffic 1176% in 24 hours
    But like all bloggers and social media enthusiasts I have an interest in sharing ideas about technology and society, and getting those ideas out to as many  people as possible. Before that he worked at IBM UK, specializing in Voice systems, Java and information management. And all it took was about 30 minutes of effort.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [Media] Screen Culture
    Media will fragment further, and boring advertising will be invisible. Web zealots have been espousing the end of Television since the first internet graphical user interface Mosiac started getting downloaded in 1993. It’s 17 years later and TV hasn’t disappeared yet. Our entire existence is being augmented by screens. Maybe it should be you?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Media] Work Experience You Should Have Before Starting Your Own Business
    She is interested in new technologies and the possibilities of the social media. 'by   Kelly Smith of  Career FAQs. We all like the idea of running our own business. We value the freedom, the possibility of unlimited income and the idea of spending our time working for ourselves – not for someone else. Leadership Skills. Specialist Knowledge.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Media] Benefits From The Big Boys: How Small Businesses Can Profit From Big/Little Data
    The term Big Data is often mentioned in both infotech and business media with the assumption that it belongs with big businesses. 'by Lawrence Garvin, Head Geek and technical product marketing manager at SolarWinds. The challenges include capture, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis and visualization.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] Building a Global Music Management Force
    “We worked very well together, and we brought him back to national media attention,” Dubb says. 'Brian Dubb reconceives music management and turns his vision into a thriving small business. He’d gotten himself and the performer he was watching, a Chilean force of nature named Nano Stern, booked into the Festival. ”
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy
    Despite the fact that Apple had/has industry leading hardware margins on its incredible computing products, Apple felt the need to take 30% of the revenue that was created by its app ecosystem as well as 30% of the revenue from media rentals and sales. However, Amazon owns a digital media business built around Kindle.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] The 2015 Digital Marketing Rule Book. Change or Perish.
    Why not go from trying to have a Gatorade ad on every TV sports event in the hopes that I'm watching to doing that plus doing social media right and have a direct relationship with me? Oh, and you are right that people bought Kenneth Cole stuff even after the insensitive tweet because only a few people are on Social Media. Get it?
  • 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.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] When an idea is 10+ years ahead of its time
    This makes it possible to have a really great data download and media streaming experience. CES is happening this week. Since I’m a tech geek, I’ve been avidly following news and blog posts about all the gadgets and technology trends that are being announced. This seems to be an idea whose time has finally come.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
    [Media] VC Return Numbers are Bogus
    This graphic from The Funded got a lot of attention and coverage in the old media. There has been a lot of excellent blogging and valuable dialog recently about the Venture Capital Model Being Broken. Everyone is trying to figure out what happened to the VC industry, and many are making suggestions on how it might be fixed.
  • 47 HATS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
    [Media] Scalable content generation using DBpedia (and a hint of oDesk)
    There have been no inbound links posted to the content yet, nor social media shares, but with an increasing number of visitors I am hopeful. By Dan Gravell, Founder, elsten software. Content marketing is a cheap way to attract visitors to your site, but how can you achieve a long tail content marketing strategy as a single founder? name. ?subject
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Media] Can 124,000 Investors All Be Wrong?
    have a friend who was one of the first investors in a startup media and entertainment company that grew to become one of the largest firms in Europe in its market niche. A very bright spot in the U.S. economy right now is angel investing. billion, an increase of 4.7% over the same period in 2010. read more. Investing Jay Turo
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    [Media] Tough Love
    So ignore the "it bleeds, it leads" media. Over the last two weeks, I have had the good fortune to sit down personally with both the current mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, and the city’s former mayor, Richard Riordan. Both discussions were candid and spirited. And it doesn’t matter whether they want to make these changes or not.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] Answers to the 5 Most Common Angel Investor Questions
    Healthcare Services/Medical Devices and Equipment (14%), Retail (12%), Biotech (11%), Industrial/Energy (7%) and Media (7%) are the next top sectors. 'On Wikipedia, I found the word "angel" defined as "a supernatural being or spirit, often depicted in humanoid form with feathered wings on their backs and halos around their heads." And so on.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] How We Signed Up 10,000 Customers in 6 Weeks
    All of our partners have been pretty good about talking about us in their social media doing tweets and Facebook posts. 'San Francisco startup PointsHound knows a thing or two about scaling a company fast. Here''s how it made inroads in the competitive travel industry. The U.S. travel industry is established, competitive, and noisy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] The Trusted Few
    Can’t Buy Me Like describes how advertising has been rendered impotent and irrelevant by social media and consumer cynicism. 'Research shows that consumers distrust three out of four companies. If yours is among the trusted, anything is possible. The cognitive dissonance left me lightheaded. So deliver on your promises.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Media] 10 Tips For A Successful Startup Job Search
    was attracted to BookBub because they’re planning some exciting new content initiatives that my background in marketing and media can help them with. There were a lot of reasons I ended up deciding on BookBub -- I loved the team, it was a unique opportunity to combine my media and marketing experience, and I love books.
  • NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR FOUNDATION BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010
    [Media] NFIB and Visa Inc. Announce 2010 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Winner
    Media Manager. NFIB and Visa Inc. Announce 2010 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Winner. Four Additional Teen Business Owners Capture National Award. In Recognition of their Entrepreneurial Achievements . WASHINGTON, D.C. Turk was chosen for this top honor from more than 4,300 nationwide candidates.  In recognition of her achievements, Ms.
  • NATHAN HURST  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
    [Media] Visual Tech Job Board Comparison
    Nathan Hursts Blog Thoughts on Software, Technology, and Startups « Back to blog Im on the technical side of entrepreneurship in NYC. love programming, board games, and my wife. Ive tried to be as objective as possible, but I run Hirelite: Speed Dating for the Hiring Process , so keep that in mind. few notes and observations after the graphic.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [Media] The Groundbreaking Path of Real Innovation
    commerce Will Never Be a Reality As late as 1995, the mainstream American media was printing articles full of skepticism about whether e-commerce would ever be plausible. 'When it comes to innovation, what''s the most common mistake that companies make? The full post is worth a read too. The government axed the project shortly after.
  • 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. It was.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Snap for Cash: 8 Ways You Can Make Money Online With Photography
    With a growing online presence for social media, people need professional profile files for their LinkedIn accounts and their websites. 'A high quality camera, a little luck, and some ingenuity could lead you from dabbling in a hobby to making instant fast cash selling photographs online. Selling products online. Graphic design. per month.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Media] How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect My Small Business?
    The New York Times and other major media outlets are already reporting that a key provision of the Care Act designed to help small businesses and their employees has been pushed back to 2015. With the impending full implementation of the Affordable Care Act coming on January 1, 2014 what is your small business doing to prepare? Now come Jan.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] The What-Not-to-Bring on Vacation Checklist
    week before your trip, disable all of your push notifications and delete all social media apps from your phone (don''t worry--you can reinstall them). 'Want to go off the grid without having a panic attack? Here are a few steps to follow when preparing to go on a (virtually) mobile-free vacation. It''s time for a little summer R&R.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tricks for a Killer Company Blog
    Along the way, I got some great advice on blogging from social media experts that turned this activity into a real business opportunity. When it comes to giving the world insight into your business, nothing beats a great blog. It can also help grow your business. It didn't do a thing for my business. What changed? Who are you writing for?
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010
    [Media] Thoughts on the 2010 Web Analytics Association Board of Directors Vote
    I’m running for three major reasons: Social Media Measurement : Let’s make sense out of them. Shouldn’t really matter, but consider yourself warned. This year, 21 nominees are running as nominees for five board of director positions – 1 in Europe and 4 in North America. I’ve talked to hundreds (thousands?)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Media] Game Investment Has Finally Recovered After Zynga
    Investment in the industry grew 16 percent in 2013, according to a report by Digi-Capital, a London-based investment bank that serves the gaming and digital media industries. 'Global investment in games hit $1 billion in 2013. Good news for game makers: Global investment in games has returned to 2010 levels.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
    [Media] Lean Marketing Tips: Public Speaking
    PR can come in many flavors: media coverage, social media traffic, events, stunts, and (wait for it) public speaking engagements. 'When building a company, marketing is everything. We often think of marketing as advertising, but in lean  marketing that is only one component of an effective plan. Stick with what you know. Get it?
  • DSHEN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | The Dangers and Opportunities of.
    This same cycle is now taking place in social media. Demand Is Strong For Demand Media IPO. If Demand Media is to be a true contender in the public markets, it cannot be beholden to another company for its success. The markets know this and the short sellers are loading up on Demand Media stock. Archives. Other Blogs.
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