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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things You Need to Know Today
    The new photo-centric design might mean you need to rethink your business''s social media campaigns on Twitter.-- A roundup of the day''s news that can help you and your business succeed 1. Debacle Diverted The House voted late Tuesday to suspend the debt ceiling until 2015. Twitter 2.0 Mashable 4. Wall Street Journal 6.
  • 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  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
    [Media] Gawker website employees vote to unionize
    Gossip and news site Gawker Media employees say they have voted to join the Writers Guild of America, East, making it the first digital media outlet to organize
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016
    [Media] Disrupt — Or Be Disrupted
    Jason Bangerter is an entrepreneur and founder of multiple companies including: Struck , an award-winning digital-forward creative agency, NUVI , a next-generation social media data visualization firm and  Rentler , a powerful online property management tool. by Jason Bangerter, founder of  Rentler. Disruption is chaos.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
    [Media] 5 Metrics for Measuring Inbound Marketing Success
    Check out the Marketo Social Media Tactical Plan for a list of over 100 social media and inbound marketing metrics.) Are you using the right metrics to measure and demonstrate the success of your inbound marketing efforts? These include SEO rankings, inbound links, articles published, content downloads, reach (e.g. The most revenue?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
    [Media] The App That Turns You Into Beethoven
    Then the app translates the sounds into the universal symbols of written music, which you can easily share via social media or email. Can''t read or write music? No worries: This award-winning app will translate any melody into written form and turn any sheet music into song. You can''t read music. You can''t write it.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] Escorts, Startups, and the questionable promise of being your own boss
    Why does a person shirk the relative reliability of a job to start a business? And don’t tell me about how jobs are just as unreliable.  Of the 100,000 people who will read this post, how many have made more money, and more consistent money, with less stress, with their startup than with their day jobs?) But are you really your own boss?
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] Great Company Culture Isn't Pricey
    We got media coverage from the employee-driven "pirates" vs. "ninjas" competition day in our offices. Even the tightest budget allows for an investment in culture. Here's what I mean. I'll admit it. I'm cuckoo for the fun stuff we do around here, at the Beryl Companies. Plus, I see a lot of smiles whenever I'm in the office. Lunch. 4.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
    [Media] 25 Successful Copywriting Experts You Should Know
    Six Super Easy Ways to Create an “Information Rich” Website Gloria Rand Gloria is in internationally recognized expert in SEO Copywriting and Social Media Marketing. Looking for some copywriting tips or wanting to hire someone who can write a persuasive message for your audience so that they can convert? Staring at a Blank Page?
  • DEIMAR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [Media] What You Need to Know About Internet Defamation (Infographic)
    For example, if someone publishes a false statement of fact in a newspaper, blog or social media, the person who posted or authored the statement can be sued for libel. All you need to know about internet defamation. Here’s a true statement: harsh criticisms of a product or service can have a strong – and negative -- impact on a company.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] The Future Is Now (If You Know Who to Share a Meal With)
    They gave me an earful about Twitter (old news), texting (essential!), and Facebook (good social media platform but new ones are coming on strong.) Areas of investment include search, personalization, mobile, and social media engagement. When I want to talk about the future, the first thing I do is sit down to dinner.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways To Become A Recognized Expert
    Master social media. resisted a lot of the tools in the social media arsenal. Part of it was my belief that none of my clients were on the platforms, but truth be told, it was more of a lack of recognition about how social media really works, and the power it has for building brands and anointing experts. Have an opinion.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] [Singapore] Setting The Stage On An Innovative Technology Show
    Nope, CES is not setting up an Asian version of Las Vegas-based show here, but local media company MediaCorp and the  Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF)  has announced The Stage , a similar – in concept, if not in scale – show based here in Singapore that year. The MediaCorp touch?
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] From CRM to CXM: Walking the Customer Journey
    And it is certainly possible for a technology to provide benefit across multiple strategies–CEM and CRM–particularly technologies that are being transformed by the new consumer power afforded by social media. OF COURSE CRM IS NOT DEAD. CEM/CXM: SOFTWARE OR STRATEGY. First let us take a look at this thing called CXM really is.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Media] 13 Win Win Tactics in Negotiating
    Please share on social media if you found this post helpful. Negotiating effectively is about making everyone feel like they got a win "What's your best price?" That's way to expensive." Your competitor is selling it for X." Forget about your own personal gain and concentrate on what will make both sides happy. 2. Do your homework.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
    [Media] Weekend Favs September Twenty Two
    Viralheat – Free service that allows you to manage multiple social media profiles – track, respond and publish from your dashboard. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. DTM Favs DearWorld.me Dudamobile Feed43 Viralheat
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Why Blogging Isn’t Enough Anymore
    There was a time when the art of SEO practitioners focused on building out highly optimized pages dedicated to narrowly defined themes or keywords. photo credit: winterofdiscontent. But then blogs came along and sort of upended the whole deal. People started sharing this content routinely, linking to it and even republishing it via RSS feeds.
  • 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, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] 4 Best Portable Keyboards
    It types softly and easily for a portable device, and it includes special function keys (Power Off, Cut, Copy) and media-control keys. The plastic keyboard, which also includes media Play and Pause keys, feels somewhat cramped and flexes under firm pressure. Having trouble finding the perfect keyboard? Check out these top picks.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015
    [Media] Gaining User Insights from Prototypes
    have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Steven Cohn, lead a conversation around “Gaining User Insights from Prototypes”. View the live stream….
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Media] 5 things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Charlie Hebdo
    By clearly defining their mission and focusing intently on carrying it out, they were able to build a brand and carve out a distinct space in the French media landscape. 3. Seek This news touched us at crowdSPRING in a meaningful way: the people who were gunned down were artists. So what do we do here? My answer is the same as ever: we learn.
  • 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.
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Media] Stick To Real News To Get Your Startup Press Releases Noticed
    — Tom Cannon of BungoBox No. 2: Tie in Current Events One of the most effective ways to increase your media pickups is to enhance the newsworthiness of your story by tying it to a relevant current event. Originally published in Fox Business. Read on for their answers. So get to the point right away by keeping it short and easy to read.
  • DAVID COHEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Help me crush Brad Feld like a bug
    We will celebrate your startup, list you on our web site, let you guest blog and give you a Startup America seal for your website and social media. If you have a startup, and you want free stuff , head over to Startup America and sign up. TechStars is in a race with Brad Feld ( booooo !) to see who can sign the most startups up. Help us!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 3 Mobile Behaviors You Must Embrace Right Now
    Then social media came along and everyone rushed to figure out Twitter and how to run a contest on Facebook. When marketing people start talking about mobile these days, and they’re doing it a lot, they usually default to tactics – mobile ads, SMS, throw in some near field communications and we’re on the mobile track.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] Check Out Facebook's New NYC Office
    The downtown address places Facebook in the same building as several other companies at the intersection of media and technology, including AOL, TechCrunch, and Adweek. As the company moves its 300 New York employees to a hip downtown location, these behind-the-scenes photos show a remarkable office transformation.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Beware the CMO Who Can Do It All
    The list of qualifications are miles long and reach for the stars: “Must leverage full suite of marketing channels including Digital/Social Media.” Looking for the perfect CMO? Turns out, your expectations might be a little unreasonable. Here''s what you should expect from a CMO. How do I know?
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Media] Your Guide to the Complete Lean Startup Conference Program
    At your request, we’ve brought in speakers from all kinds of organizations --including young companies, Fortune 500s, mission-driven orgs, and government, and they create websites, apps, games, hardware, consumer goods, social services, media products and more. But other than that, it’s all there. That’s no accident. Workshops. Office Hours.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
    [Media] Scoopshot Getting International Traction With Impressive Figures
    The app helps media companies crowdsource images from their communities through the app. The media companies can either freely purchase images the community has taken or give more detailed tasks for the photographers on specific topics. In addition to that, they have 44 media partners.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Media] Do Not Underestimate the Power of PR
    How would you get second, fourth or tenth article to mention your company in the relevant media? And how do you get people to positively talk about you in social media? But half a year later your startup becomes a media darling. Amazingly many just love to trash PR. All those components are great to have but not enough.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Why Every Leader Needs a 4-Year Goal
    Thanks to the short-term focus of public-company reporting, and the media''s insistence on insta- as the default prefix to just about everything, few business leaders I meet feel comfortable with planning four years ahead. For some, it will be the apex of their entire career. Will it be worth it? Only the outcome will decide.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
    [Media] Four Steps to Launching an Email Marketing Campaign
    To some, the idea is outdated and social media is considered king for appealing to customers and clients. Unlike social media and blogs, emails allow you to speak directly to a person. Four Steps to Launching an Email Marketing Campaign written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Jack Moreh. Conclusion.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
    [Media] Paul Gray TBPP2010 Runner-up
    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. Remember. Enjoy! Jeremy Horn The Product Guy.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Media] Q&A with my great friend and mentor, Stan Rapp, about his latest book, Release the Power of Entangled Marketing
    Get a relevant conversation going about your new approach in social media. (Stan Rapp over video announcing the acquisition of my first company to the staff). Stan Rapp is one of my favorite people, for so many reasons. It was Stan that pushed my partners and me over the edge to choose Engauge over another competitive bid. Random
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] 10 Crazy Bootstrapping Stories
    Since then, Causey''s advice has appeared in a slew of national media outlets and she just published " The Furniture Factory Outlet Guide, 2014 Edition." What these entrepreneurs lacked in funds, they made up for in gumption. Read on for inspiring tales of daring, dedication, and desperation. Her solution? Their solution? It''s awesome."
  • DAVID LEE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Getting Featured
    Social media distribution channels (i.e., And social media/word-of-mouth channels are now stable and robust. Getting “featured” in the iTunes App Store or Google Play is a boon for any mobile app. It can lead to thousands or even millions of downloads in a matter of weeks. Therefore startups naturally covet this.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Media] Dachis Group Launches Campaign Performance Monitor
    It's especially true in the world of social media marketing, where measurement of ROI is elusive. As the old saying goes, "I know only half of my marketing is working, but I don't know which half." Dachis Group launches their Campaign Performance Monitor today, which produces insights like the one below.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work
    It’s got nothing to do with personal productivity, personal branding, social media, or trendy diets. Making warm and fuzzy promises to yourself doesn't work. Here's what does. Every year around this time you can find gazillions of articles about New Year’s resolutions and planning. They usually take one of five forms: 1. Great.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] The New Rules of Gamification
    It's you striving to achieve something and learn something in order to better understand coding." A corollary benefit of making the gamification aspect shareable over social media, Sims says, is that it can bring new users to the site. Gamification isn't just about badges and trophies. Foursquare does it. Mint.com does. But where to start?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
    [Media] 9 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Their Customers
    Monitor social media carefully for mentions of your company. In this series, I have typically chosen a group of people and looked at the unique things they do from which we can all learn. The best way to do this is by asking questions and looking to your existing customers for the answers. Customers complain. It’s inevitable.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Media] Amazon Deletes Negative Reviews & Gets Away With It.But Can You?
    As I've written about before, customer service matters now more than ever, thanks to the advent of social media. Insights from Reviews In my last article, I spoke about listening as one of the 10 objectives businesses can use to build social media strategies. Reviews and ratings can build you up--or take you down. Be encouraging.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] 3 More Reasons SOPA Should Scare You
    Needless to say, the bills are also lovingly endorsed by big media lobbies like the RIAA and the MPAA, which happen to outspend tech lobbyists by a factor of six. “And it’s not just reddit, it’s every single other social media site out there that will be threatened by this bill.” Here's why.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
    [Media] The Single Most Potent Marketing Tactic of All
    Public Relations – This includes activities aimed at receiving coverage in traditional media outlets. Social Media Marketing – This includes the act of building engagement on established platforms and networks such Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well as targeted industry platforms. But that’s the beauty of a system.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Media] How Responsive Design Boosts Mobile Conversions
    Social Media: with responsive design, the URLs visitors encounter are the same regardless whether they´re browsing with a laptop, tablet or smartphone. That makes sharing content through social media foolproof, as it´s guaranteed that the recipients will be able to browse the content in the most optimal view. Build an mobile app.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Report: Immigrants Launch 46% of Top Start-ups
    Among the more recognizable companies in the list with immigrant co-founders were Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade goods; Chegg, a textbook rental service; and Glam Media, an online publisher. A new report finds that immigrants are key to startup formation and job creation. But what I found astonished me." Legislative help?
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Media] Marketing, Metrics, & Meaning (4 Pirates, in LA @ BlueGlass.
    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 « Youve Seen This Shit B4. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Part II!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Effective Website Design Strategies That Directly Impacts Your Business
    The website contents much be engaging and factual for many people to read through it, most clients will even share with their friends online in social medias about a site with informative contents. by Deepak Chauhan, CEO and founder of  VOCSO Web Studio. Here are just some few factors to make a website be fully user friendly and optimized: 1.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Media] 4 Super-Hot Fin Tech Trends To Watch Out For In 2016
    Spending patterns, social media activity, credit card use, personal interests and transaction history are all valuable information that can be tailored to create highly customized marketing experience for customers. by Kiara Medhurst, content strategist at My Gold Limited. What are the areas that fin tech startups are focusing on? Conclusion.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Media] 9 Steps to Joyful Living
    The problem stems from the media. Disclaimer: I am no expert on happiness or joyfulness. While I have read numerous books on this topic, I have not done a research project of my own to reach the conclusions presented here. Let’s start right away. Step Zero: Being Open. That shows that you are open without a lot of reservations.
  • BRANDANEW  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
    [Media] How To Develop Your Personal Brand As A Millennial
    The little things are just as important – add your info to your email footer, hyperlink your website in the content you write and create social media accounts if you think it will be beneficial. Lena Elkins is a Social Media + Content Marketing Consultant based in Tel Aviv. It’ll help you start with the best tools!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Give Me More for My Business
    The valuations of social media companies and other technology darlings are sky-high these days. A new survey shows entrepreneurs want higher valuations for their businesses, but are uncertain about the sale process. 500/5000 list of fast-growing businesses. Lack of Data Sixty-two percent of the Inc. Thirty-six percent of the Inc.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Media] How To Break The Generic Label Trap
    So is accountant , and social media specialist , and computer guy. Integrated Counsel Trumps Lawyer. When you hear the word lawyer , what do you think? Costly. Paperwork. Stressful. Reserved. Antagonistic. When you hear integrated counsel , what do you think? Probably nothing comes to mind, since you never heard it before. Shut Up!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
    [Media] Get Your E-mails Back Into Gmail's Inbox
    Another was "astounded by @Seamless''s social media savvy, such as today''s ''Put us in your primary tab!''-themed Seamless is the latest company asking customers to move its promotional e-mails back into Gmail''s main inbox. Good idea, or waste of time? But some companies are not holding their breath. themed discount!" Maybe so.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] [Event] Over 540 Young Entrepreneurs To Converge On Global Startup Youth
    Adrian Carabias Barroso (AGE), Mexico: an entrepreneur whose goal is to solve the world’s huge problem of the supply and demand for blood using social media. UPGlobal, Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, Global Entrepreneurship Week, and Startup Nations.” This is an amazing opportunity for all of the chosen participants,” Dhakshinamoorthy adds.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
    [Media] Managing Success
    When I launched my first business, it wasn’t long before the media started to take notice of what we were doing. by Thom Holland , CEO of Beckon. Often times, as entrepreneurs, we continually think of ways to make our businesses work better. Leverage Your Success. The trick, however, is to not get wrapped up in your own ego.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] 8 Ways to Make Friends at Work
    It''s tempting to pretend you can use social media, email and texting to present a more attractive persona to the world. Technology has changed the rules, but the underlying truths remain the same. Making friends at work (or anywhere else) is easy. Here''s my take on this: 1. Smile, with your body and mind. Be genuinely curious. Be yourself.
  • 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.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Sales and Marketing Strategy Simply SATW?
    Social Media is Just a Fad (or the Only Important Tool)" Being extreme is never a good thing. Social media should not be ignored, nor is it the "be all, end all." Not considering social media important can create a positioning for your brand or image whether you like it or not. Is your strategy simply SATW? Is this you?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients
    This is a concept originally created with Twitter in mind, but it can be applied to all social media status updates. Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Now what? Step 2: See how you’re connected. You target.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [Media] Startup Therapy: Ten questions to ask yourself every month
    More than that, knowing your "padding" as I used to call it is helpful in making decisions like "Can I afford to try this Risky Expensive Thing," such as making your first hire or trying a $20,000 media blitz. In the last post I beat you to death about ditching your business plan but failed to provide an alternative. Cartoon by Andertoons.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
    [Media] 3 Laws Every Internet Investor Should Know
    Without the copyright holder’s express written consent you cannot make a “copy” of the image by placing it on your blog or social media. The internet is no longer the wild wild west. It’s been around for over 25 years, and during that time the government has stepped up regulations. person to person loan is considered a type of security.
  • 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?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
    [Media] Four Common Fears About Employee Feedback (And How To Overcome Them)
    Guess what — those same employees would not be desirable to keep around whether you offered access to social media or not. By Tom Silk, Executive Vice President of WorkStride. It’s a difficult thing to balance protecting your company’s image with the need to get honest, frequent feedback from your employees. What do you consider wasting time?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Media] Vividworks grabs €1.3 Million with virtual furniture sales tool
    This is all, naturally, sharable on social media. “.We Helsinki is known for technology and design furniture, so it''s natural that we''d see some companies coming out of that mix. With now some cash to make some noise, today Vividworks announces it has raised €1.3 have already managed to secure a firm foothold for example in the US market.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] If you don’t “get” why Snapchat is growing so fast, read this
    Evan and Bobby painted a compelling story of how ephemeral messaging created a more real and authentic mode of communication, one where you weren’t “performing” for the every present audience in most social media, from Facebook to Instagram to Twitter. Mostly people who don’t use the product much I suspect. Crazy.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] 10 Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs on Achieving Your Company’s Long-Term Goals
    specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound. -  Zach Clayton ,  Three Ships Media. 9. Having long-term vision is one of the keys to good leadership, and necessary for any successful business. All the complications are what make executing your long-term vision the sign of success; it’s definitely not easy to do. Goals.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015
    [Media] Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D
    The last 40 years have seen an explosive adoption of new technologies (social media, telecom, life sciences, etc.) I first met Evangelos Simoudis when he ran IBM’s Business Intelligence Solutions Division and then as CEO of his first startup Customer Analytics. —-. and the emergence of new industries, markets and customers. In the U.S.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
    [Media] 10 Reasons Why Capital Shouldn't Make Or Break Your Startup
    Print advertising is expensive, but social media is free. By John Williams Fast Company magazine recently reported that PayPal founder Paul Thiel is giving away $100,000 to twenty-four young men and women to finance startup businesses. The caveat is that these young entrepreneurs have to drop out of college to do it. The rest can come later.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] A New Campus for Budding Engineers and Entrepreneurs in New York
    Cornell Tech, NYU''s Center for Urban Science and Progress, Columbia University''s Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering, and Carnegie Mellon University''s Integrative Media Program will collectively generate $33.2 Cornell Tech will build the sprawling campus on the East River''s Roosevelt Island.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [Media] Five Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make With Your Nonprofit
    You need to market it. I’m talking about maintaining a well-designed website, making effective use of social media, and establishing a brand identity over the course of your operations. I’m talking about treating nonprofit marketing just like you’d treat for-profit marketing. Unfortunately, good intentions do not a stable organization make.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Want HR to Matter? Start with the CEO.
    The CEO must chose Another useful snapshot on social media describes an exchange between a CFO and CEO. If the CEO isn''t accountable for a company''s people and culture, who is? The recent discussion about “why we no longer need human resources” obscures the larger issue. Organizational health is similar to personal health.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] Top 5 CEOs to Watch in 2013
    He co-founded a social media platform that has been used to literally change the world, overthrow governments, and transform how people communicate. Yes, it's about Zuckerberg. Add a sagging Internet behemoth and a chance to change the way we pay for things, and you've got a big year ahead. Some of them are already pretty famous. In her 30s.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Six Ways Gen-Y Can Ignite Their Creative Entrepreneurial Mojo
    Nikos Acuña is a creativity and innovation specialist, operations and marketing executive, media strategist, and entrepreneur. He is currently the SVP of operations and marketing at digitaladtech , a digital platform innovation company that connects brands and media companies with audiences in meaningful ways. Write up a brand vision.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Media] Crowdsourced ideas for using Social Data Mining & Analytics
    But now, people are telling us their preferences in social media updates. mention these really to exercise your creativity.  If you could analyze mountains of social media data, what would you do? Happy Friday, everyone.  We launched Polygraph 2 1/2 weeks ago, and have been floored by the response. Agencies Data Mining
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Buyer’s guide: Top six tips to improve your organisation’s social media CRM strategy – 10/24/2011 – Computer Weekly. tags: blog. Presentation Zen: Steve Jobs on marketing & identifying your core values. tags: blog presentation marketing. Workday raises $85 million, fleshes out finance cloud | ZDNet. tags: blog.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] When to Think Inside the Box
    INSERT GRAPHIC HERE At my digital marketing agency, Mojo Media Labs, we have four categories of key business objectives: finance, customer, culture, and internal business operations. Thinking outside the box sounds great, but a bad out-of-the-box idea can kill your company. Ideas can only come from humans. Dieting is simple, for example.
  • 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.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Media] Think Twice Before Starting a Company
    Getting media and PR attention is tough, because there are hundreds of companies pitching the same people and trying to get them to tell their story. I sent a tweet out last week that resulted in some healthy debate: “three years ago, I was telling everyone I met to start companies. Today, my bias is one of caution. Couple thoughts: 1.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Media] How to Open a Successful Hair Salon
    Set up and utilize social media accounts. Social media is an important component to your marketing plan, Shenkar says. If your dream is to open a hair salon, now might be one of the best times to do it. According to a report from the Professional Beauty Association, the salon industry is growing. Avi Shenkar, owner of BLO/OUT.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Improve Sales Without Selling
    Direct Mail Email and Print Newsletter Marketing Event Marketing Networking Partnerships Press Releases/PR Print Ads Radio Ads Search Engine Optimization and Marketing Social Media Marketing Telemarketing TV Ads 3. There is a big difference between marketing and sales. The act of selling generates revenue when a product is sold. radio ads).
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
    [Media] The physical dollars that turned to digital pennies are now becoming mobile pennies10^(-1)
    era was that whilst success pays out big really huge scale is required to make social media pay and the odds of any given startup getting there are slim. Mobile adtech businesses like our portfolio StrikeAd are still in good shape though – largely because mobile media consumption and mobile ad spend continue to grow quickly.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
    [Media] Facebook, Google and their dominance of digital marketing
    Then there is the non-obvious implication which Benedict Evans of A16Z has been tweeting about recently, which is that as advertising becomes less effective (at least outside Facebook and Google), innovative companies will find new discovery models that reduce reliance on media spend. unhealthy pic.twitter.com/x0gRXWz6XT. Google (paid).
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Personal Brand is Company Brand
    It''s hard to build a relationship from scratch with no prior knowledge of someone--whereas a strong social media and personal brand presence makes an investor feel like they know you already. It was never something she made a priority until she realized that building up her own brand was part of the company''s marketing. Period.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Media] Gary Vaynerchuk: Make Sure You're Listening to Community Feedback
    Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of social media consultancy VaynerMedia, explains the importance of engaging your followers, why marketing is a hopeful career, and more
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
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