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  • MARKETING JUNKIE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Media] Consistency is One Key to Killer Branding
    Make sure that your logo is clearly displayed and when possible, use the same color scheme on all of your collateral materials, including social media. By Anita Wong. Does your website look one way, your blog another way, your Facebook fan page still another way, and your Twitter page looks like something else?
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
    [Media] Medialets Announces Universal Mobile Ad SDK
    Publishers can serve Medialets rich media ads, ads from other mobile ad networks as well as ads from their own first party ad server – all from one SDK. Earlier this week, Medialets made a significant announcement : the launch of their universal mobile ad SDK. We’re excited that Medialets is in the middle of the mobile ad revolution.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Media] The Value of a Twitter Follower
    There is a lot of information asymmetry in social media. by Puja Ramani and Sampada Telang What we learned from applying the life time value analysis as well as engagement funnel analysis techniques for Twitter: Our goal was to estimate the value of a Twitter follower for various publishers on Twitter. Summary of key learnings 1.1
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [Media] Anything You Want :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Creating Customer Bliss Seth Godin Pokes His Own Box Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Anything You Want is another The Domino Project publication and a fitting one I think. All rights reserved.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Media] Perfecto Mobile Gets Perfect Backer in Vodafone Ventures for App Testing in the Cloud
    The sum of the round was undisclosed, but sources in the Israeli media estimate it at $4-5 million. V odafone’s venture capital arm made a strategic minority investment in Israeli startup Perfecto Mobile , joining previous backers Carmel Ventures and  Vertex Venture Capital who invested $7 million ten months ago.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Socialware Raises Series C from CrunchFund and Others
    Socialware, the leader in social media compliance and engagement, today announced that CrunchFund, founded by tech industry veterans Michael Arrington, Patrick Gallagher, and MG Siegler, will join other investors in a $7M series C round of funding. Many companies miss the mark by only leveraging social [.].
  • 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!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Media] In a 6-Day Period, Microsoft's New CEO Satya Nadella Completely Changed the Company
    Former CEO--and media punching bag--Steve Ballmer set much of this in motion before he left. In his short time with the software company, the top executive has shaken up the business. In the span of six days, Microsoft''s new CEO Satya Nadella has totally shaken up the company. These are major changes for Microsoft. He''s less bombastic.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [Media] Inc. Picks: Best of the SOPA Blackout
    941 Media). Going dark doesn't necessarily mean your brand needs to suffer. Here's a look at some of our favorite SOPA/PIPA "blacked out" protest sites. The potential regulations could stymie innovation, kill creativity, and they would give a limited amount of protection to the folks (i.e. Hollywood) they seek to protect anyway. Seriously. 2.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Dr.Liz Alexander on Co-Authorship
    So he’s reaching out to those people for testimonials, and to help promote the book. I’m a former freelance journalist interested in which media channels are talking extensively about thought leadership. Please check it out. Liz and Craig have not met before and the entire process of long-distance collaboration was awesome.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] How mobile games can make a global difference (and still be profitable)
    As with social media’s rise and its ability to connect with massive audiences at a reduced cost, mobile developers are now realizing the power their games have to engage with huge groups of people and influence users in real-world situations. Oliver Miao is the CEO of  Pixelberry Studios. Address the right issue. Sincerity matters.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Media] How to Use Google and Facebook for Customer Segmentation
    The ability to search through all the data in social media is thought by many to be the next technological “golden goose.” What is customer segmentation? Customer segmentation allows businesses to target specific groups of people so that they can reduce risks and sensibly allocate their marketing resources. Understanding the Data.
  • STARTUPENGINEERING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] Bombs in Boston and Ideas that Bomb
    A very perceptive, connected, media savvy, friend just wrote some nonsense to me about the terrible events in Boston over the last few days.  He wrote “ who would have thought that the blow-back from Chechnya would come to America in the form of an attack on the Boston Marathon?” There’s a well studied. When the bombs went.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Second Time's a Charm? GoDaddy Strikes While the IPO Iron Is Hot
    Many technology companies, such as social media star Twitter, have experienced extraordinary success going public. After one failed attempt at going public in 2006, Inc. 500 company Go Daddy decides the time has come now. Sometimes it''s all about waiting for your moment. 500 list every year since 2004, when it debuted as #8 on the list.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] Your community of peers
    We’ve done this a few times before (Jason put together a Digital Home summit and, along with Walter Knapp from our portfolio company Lijit , I organized a Digital Media Summit in Boulder – in both cases the attendees were both Foundry portfolio companies as well as many other companies from within the ecosystem).
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Nine Keys to Entrepreneurial Survival
    My very first business, Point Blank Media, I was forced to sell my share to my partner because I just couldn’t make it another month. Instead we tried to act like a big ad agency and make money on media buying. Guerilla Innovation — Chapter Thirteen. With grit, luck, and skill, you just might make it to Aqaba. It killed us.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Inventure adds Kiosked's Ekaterina Gianelli as Director
    At Inventure, she will be drawing from her roots and focusing on Online Media, SaaS and eCommerce. Inventure says with Gianelli joining the team, Inventure is launching a seed investment allocation, "a portfolio of 15+ seed-stage investments mainly in the digital and online sector."
  • 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.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [Media] Imagining the next iteration of paid TV
    Jim Barksdale, founder of Netscape famously said that “there are only two ways to make money in business: bundling and unbundling” We’ve seen this a lot in media – iTunes unbundled the album into singles and now Spotify have bundled singles up into an all you can eat subscription.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] 5 New Apps & Tech Tools to Try
    And because no software is installed, invitations can be sent via social media or instant messenger, with respondents screened and video results made available in 72 hours. Dozens of new gadgets and Web services promise to boost your business. Here are five that just might deliver. The service is only $10/month—cheaper than competitors.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015
    [Media] Earning Referrals Takes More Than Luck
    Digital media has made this so much easier because your customers no longer need to be in the same room as their friends and family to refer you. Earning Referrals Takes More Than Luck written by Alex Boyer read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Four leaf clover via photopin (license).
  • 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.
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
    [Media] The #1 Goal of Your Website
    Social media routes (including blogging) are all fantastic avenues for building an audience. Email should be your first goal, with social media approaches coming once you have this cornerstone cemented in place. Photo by Daquella Manera. This post is an adaptation of a portion of my 2010 Business of Software talk. Unfollow.
  • JEFF JORDAN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Media] Unpacking the Grocery Stack
    commerce has disrupted a number of large categories, including media, electronics, apparel, and home furnishings. Photo: Getjustin. If you’re shopping in these categories, there’s a strong and rapidly growing chance that you’re going to buy them online. But that’s not the case for the largest retail category: grocery. Your fridge awaits!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 17 Unspoken Rules Of LinkedIn Etiquette
    On most social media networks, it seems like anything goes. Things are a little more loose on Facebook and Twitter, but LinkedIn is strictly professional, giving it a different kind of status when it comes to etiquette. You have to be careful about what you put out there, how you make your requests, and remember to be polite. Be personal.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
    [Media] It's Time to Stamp out the Bull
    Our culture has reached "peak BS," political operative Jon Lovett told grads. Here''s how you can fight it. The constant presence of half-truths and shameless spin in our lives might not sound like much of an issue, but according to political operative Jon Lovett, all that BS can have serious consequences. So what can you do to fight back?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Apple Unveils the iPad Mini
    At a media-only event in San Jose, the Cupertino-based tech company announced an ultra-thin iMac desktop, a new MacBook that's a bit cheaper than its predecessor, and a more powerful Mac Mini. The highly anticipated pint-sized version of the iPad has arrived: It's smaller, lighter, faster--and cheaper. pounds. The most important spec?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Media] 9 Cool Products from Brilliant Minds Under 30
    University Parent Media helps ease the transition from home to college by partnering with schools to provide students and parents with guides that are like CliffsNotes to college life. Ladies, those sneakers you wear on your morning walk to work look abominable with your chic business attire. Oprah is a fan! Read more. Read more. Read more.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] The Benefit of Market Research
    Social media will also increasingly play a role as the adoption of smart phones continues apace, and users increasingly rely on geo-targeting applications to find services they need while on the move. How many customers are there? What do they require from your product or service? How you intend to reach them? Business Planning
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] What’s on your phone homescreen?
    Social folder – This folder contains my social media apps: Hootsuite, Path, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WordPress and Instagram. I’m always curious what apps or folders are on people’s homescreens and every so often I like to share mine to get feedback on what I’m missing. To me its a simplified Sims experience.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009
    [Media] Gordon Gekko 2.0: Flipping is GOOD. (aka Memo to Jason Fried.
    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 « Startup Metrics for Pirates & KILL A FEATURE! The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Media] Sponsored Poolfunding: A New Way To Think About Maximizing Advertising Dollars
    You have to consider mobile advertising, social media, content marketing, pay-per-click, and let’s not forget organic SEO. Having entered the digital media field in 2004, Angela has worked with non-profits, startups and corporations on brand development, marketing and PR strategy, business development and planning for more than a decade.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Media] Growth Hacking is Just Effective Marketing
    That stunts aimed at tricking members of the media or diverting traffic from someone else’s community are okay if done in the name of growth. Growth Hacking is Just Effective Marketing written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. There are even several books dedicated to the topic ).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] The Kings of Concentration
    In 2009, researchers at Stanford University''s Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab gave cognitive tests to 49 subjects who spent a lot of time surfing the Internet, watching TV, and hanging out on Facebook. The "Focus Movement" is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? more productive workplace.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Media] What The F#$% Should You Name Your Startup?
    It was at that point that I remembered the What the Fuck Should I Make for Dinner and What The Fuck is My Social Media Strategy websites. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. April 18th, 2011 What The F#$% Should You Name Your Startup? note : affiliate link attached.)
  • NEXTWALA  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Disruption in the Location/Local/LBS Stack - NextWala
       You might be in advertising, automotive, retail, enterprise software, local media or something else. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. Tweet.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Media] Lead Generation - Your Top 5 Lead Generation Questions Answered
    How Do I Maximize Social Media In Getting More Opt-Ins? Build your reputation as an expert in your niche when you are creating your social media presence. Lead generation is critical for all entrepreneurs. And once you master it, your business will thrive. However, let me start with some definitions. How Do I Create a Lead List?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Media] Event Marketing Is Making A Comeback
    Social Media Event Marketing Facebook and LinkedIn allow you to set up events and announce them to your contacts there. Local Broadcast Media Call your local newspaper reporters and TV/radio stations and let them know about each event. And I used it myself a few months ago and am starting to do more of it. read more. Dave Lavinsky
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] 9 Surprisingly Good Reasons to Turn Off Your Smartphone
    Someone is explaining something you either already know or don''t need to know so you wander over to your email or to your social media accounts. You probably already know that taking a break from technology is good for you. But take a look at just how good it can be. He''s on a mission to get that message out. Yes it can. Like this post?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Why Facebook’s latest news is old news
    He spends his days watching what brands are doing on Social Media and absorbing statistics like some kind of information-hungry sponge creature. EzyInsights shows you what''s working and what''s not on Social Media. As a Facebook spokesperson confirms: “People are connecting and sharing more than ever. Wrong. No reaction?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Being Steve: Ashton Kutcher on the Making of 'jOBS'
    Kutcher, who founded the social media studio Katalyst and has worked with tech companies as an angel investor in the past, offered his own insight. The actor explains the trials and tribulations of emulating one of Silicon Valley's most iconic start-up founders. But there are challenges when playing a brilliant entrepreneur, as well. ”
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Tyler Tysdal
    Prior to joining Mantucket Capital, Mr. Tysdal founded a private equity firm primarily focused on healthcare, media & entertainment and secondarily on real estate and construction services. We’ll start at 6pm at the CU Boulder ATLAS center. Mr. Tysdal is also the founder of Sports Shares, a fractional luxury suite club.
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Media] The Opportunity Fund
    In 2004 the entire market capitalization of the social media sector was probably less than $100M. We founded Union Square Ventures in 2003 to invest in the applications layer of the web. Over the last seven years, we have refined that investment focus. We now invest almost exclusively in Internet services that create large networks. Focus
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
    [Media] The Trend Towards Lean Startups :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Accelerate Your Startup Understanding the Most Fundamental Shift in Marketing Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Creating Customer Bliss Are You Making Evil Plans? Steps to Successful Fac.
  • GENUINE VC  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
    [Media] Seven Lessons I've Learned Organizing Events
    And of course social media has helped spread the word, from the nearly two thousand Twitter followers ( @webinno ) to all of the blog posts attendees write as follow up. For the past five years, I’ve been organizing a regular event here in Boston called the Web Innovators Group (aka “WebInno”). But I don’t think that’s a necessary ingredient.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Media] Flickr is Back!
    ended up writing a post titled Happy 20th Anniversary Amy. I dug up a bunch of old pictures (hosted in our very large photo archive on Dropbox), crafted a WordPress blog, uploaded the photos in the media center on WordPress, and published the blog. I had a shitty website day on Friday. But an awesome Flickr day today. ” I took a look.
  • 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?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
    [Media] Introducing Online Marketing School
    Basically the only thing we’re not spending a whole lot of time on is social media marketing—because I think as startups we tend to forget about just about every other any other kind of traditional marketing out there, or that it’s just one part of the puzzle. How do you run a keyword campaign? What’s an affiliate network?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] A Novel Way to Think of the Future of Hardware Design
    When LittleBits founder Ayah Bdeir read that, she was unsurprised. "I hate to break it to you, but that''s already happened," she said Thursday during her talk at O''Reilly Media''s hardware-themed Solid 2014 conference. LittleBits founder Ayah Bdeir said that many of of today''s emerging technologies are too rigid and esoteric.
  • DEIMAR  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Optimizing Customers' Decision?Making Process | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Feb 9, 2012. Optimizing Customers Decision‐Making Process. by Deimar Gutierrez. 9.2.12. Pin It. Freedom is associated with the capabilities to choose. Related articles.
  • 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?
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] The Rise of Silicon Roundabout – Tech City UK in 10 Links
    London’s most influential people in Digital media, according to the Evening Standard top 1000 list  [link]. If you haven’t heard about the quick rise of the London startup scene, it’s time you pay attention. Curated view of London startup tweeps (by Twitter account): [link]. link]. Share/Bookmark.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Online Advertising Trends For The Decade
    While on this topic, I want to particularly emphasize the social media advertising trend, and my observation that the infrastructure to measure, analyze, optimize, and target is really wide open, and I'd like to hear from entrepreneurs working on the various nuances of that particular problem. Next, we had two very interesting entrepreneurs.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
    [Media] 11 Compelling TED Talks On Money
    Social media, the Internet, and other communication-altering technologies have managed to also create a metaphorical film that sits on top of humanity’s interactions. Money talks, but what it has to say happens to be grimmer than, “Timmy is trapped in a well.” Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How To Properly Plan For Technology Projects
    Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok). Too often, IT firms focus on creating a solution before understanding the problem. Also ask how well they managed meeting deadlines and budgets.
  • A CROWDED SPACE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Media] Crowdsource all the way
    Feels to me like the big missing things in crowdsourcing are more online marketing options for things like SEO and social media and content creation. Crowdsourcing is awesome, I'm a big fan. This is of course mostly hypothetical, but for many of these steps, I believe the crowdsourcing options are the best path. Get it funded: [link].
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010
    [Media] This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet
    SocialVibe – Social media monetization platform that benefits non-profit organizations and social causes.  We just had our sixth episode of #TWiVC and I felt this one was the best. We’re staring to get the hang of how to divide the show up into talking about deals but also talking about issues for entrepreneurs during funding.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Media] Are You Ready for Equity Based Crowdfunding?
    Most of your network’s retention and growth presumably will come through your interactions and networking on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Google Hangout, and Twitter. Accordingly, your business may continue to use social media to build relationships and circulate information. Equity crowdfunding vs. donation crowdfunding.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Army Goes Lean and Uses HeiaHeia for Pre-Service Fitness
    We believe a social media service that drives exercise will appeal to even those who don''t work out on a regular basis. Startups and armies are not often seen in the same sentence. Especially when an army becomes one of the biggest clients for a startup. Top Image Courtesy of Shutterstock // Military Sport
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Why the Once-Hot IPO Market Suddenly Went Cold
    Twitter , the erstwhile social media star, has seen its share price fall to near an all-time low. As the air comes out of the tech bubble, promising tech companies hold their breath to see what comes next before going public. In fact, expect more IPO-eager companies to suddenly go quiet, experts say.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [Media] How to Approach VCs
    Well, given how the popular media likes to equate VCs and sharks (think SharkTank ), follow that same approach for engaging VCs. I got a great set of questions from an entrepreneur (Delena) on an earlier post, concerning how to approach, qualify and follow-up with VCs. This is especially true for shark fishing. What does silence mean?
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010
    [Media] The rise of RTB and our investment in Triggit
    And while there are a number of companies creating DSP’s (including, of course, Invite Media who recently sold to Google) few (if any) were built from the ground up to exist in the exchange world as it’s currently evolved to. that are playing a part in these exchanges is changing rapidly. We’re thrilled to have Triggit in the Foundry family.
  • 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.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
    [Media] Meet Waldo, Head of Corp Dev
    Those are the types of partners--media companies, publishers, etc. Back in 2005, when I was with Union Square Ventures, we changed our brochureware homepage into a blog. A few other VCs had been blogging before, but no one had gone as far as to make the whole front facing effort of their firm into something so interactive.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] 3 Crucial Tips for the Next Generation of Leaders
    This means biding your limited time well, indulging in applicable literature and media, and being proactive in your own career development. You''ve got your work cut out for you. These three simple, personal tips will help. Their energy is contagious. wish I had that kind of enthusiasm when I was their age. Below are the tips I shared.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Media] Why Hugh MacLeod’s Art Should Not Be on Your Business Cards
    A few weeks ago I attended my first Eugene-based baseball game with a colleague from work who was meeting up with a few of his friends. I had forgotten that that morning I’d elected to wear my own jewelry—a necklace and earring set with my  Africanz men  on them (jewelry is a side hobby/business of mine). So, I gave them each a business card.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
    [Media] 6 Key Tactics Agencies Use to Help Local Businesses Rank Higher in Google
    Here are a few examples of keywords: Short-tail keywords – Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Content Creation (usually one or two words, not very targeted). 6 Key Tactics Agencies Use to Help Local Businesses Rank Higher in Google written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Positioning is key!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] 4 Massive Mistakes Leaders Make During Downturns
    On March 31, we will choose five winners to receive a copy of Gary Vaynerchuk''s newest book about social-media strategy. Win a Copy of Jab Jab Jab Right Hook In the Comments section below, tell us about the biggest mistake you think a leader can make during sluggish economic times. Contest details. Hasty Hiring. Not Watching Your Profit.
  • THE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS BLOG @ SIMON  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [Media] Targeting Your Ideal Clients
    Additionally, you could buy spots on a specific radio station or TV show that appeals to this type of buyer, rather than buying general media time to “kinda cover all the bases.&#. by Victoria Reynolds. Ask yourself, who your best customers are, and why?  What are their needs and problems?  Make sense? Adventures in Data Analysis.
  • THE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS BLOG @ SIMON  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Media] Good Practices for Delivering Bad News
    Related posts: Tip of the Week – Create clear policies around electronic media. by Lauren Dixon. Creating a forum to communicate to your employees is a critical component of building a great place to work. How do you deliver bad news? Deliver clear and concise information, and stick to the facts. Bad news is part of any company and culture.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] Selling Your Business? Write Ads That Attract Pre-Qualified Buyers
    Profitable and growing," "in highly desirable location," "strong earnings," "well-known, highly regarded business name," "loyal staff and clients," "strong online and social media presence," "good growth potential." When using newspaper ads and online listing sites you can collect responses through the media channel for easy tracking.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] What Would Marissa Mayer Do? Advice for Everyone Else
    Yahoo’s Weather app, which was praised by the media and the general public, and which delivered on Marissa’s promise for a new focus on mobile. She''s about more than public opinion. Here''s how she''s transforming Yahoo. You don''t have to look far to find a Marissa Mayer-bashing article. Just last month, Inc. You do you.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] 8 Ways to Find the Best Long-Tail Keywords
    Social Media Tools: For example, YouTube's Keyword Tool and Twitter Search. Here are some simple and effective ways to identify the kind of keywords that keep the traffic coming. Ranking well for competitive keywords is incredibly tough for the average small business. You'll definitely uncover some surprising combinations. 2.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] An Unlikely Startup Hub
    If you read about Colorado in the media last week, sadly, it was probably due to the massive floods tearing up the state, but while most of the nation’s attention was rightly focused on the high waters and humanitarian cost , happier news from the state may have slipped under your radar. Last week was also Denver Startup Week.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Media] Marissa Mayer's 1-Year Report Card: The Dead Stay Dead
    For as long as I''ve had a web browser, people have been saying that technology will yield to media. Twelve months after taking the top spot, Marissa Mayer hasn''t revived Yahoo. But the business was dead when she got there. This week Marissa Mayer marked her first-year anniversary as CEO of Yahoo. The company was a corpse to begin with.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [Media] Five Ways Retailers Can Get Noticed In Crowded Online Marketplaces
    In this era of social media, word of mouth means more than ever. By Mike Effle, CEO of  Vendio. More and more retailers are discovering that online marketplaces like Etsy, eBay, and Amazon Marketplace can be cost-effective, high-volume sales channels offering exposure to millions of potential customers. Sell products that stand out.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Teen A Master Of Their Money? Or Slave To It?
    From lemonade stands to mowing lawns of the past to internet marketing and social media services of today, encourage the young people in your life to find creative ways to start their own businesses. by Sharon Lechter, founder of Pay Your Family First. The teen jobless rate is two to three times worse than the national average. Nothing good!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Do Agencies Need A Moral Compass?
    They don’t care that your media team has the flu. by Uwe Hook, BatesHook. Many people in our industry are thinking about the future of agencies. Mitch Joel wrote a nice piece. spoke about it before. The majority of pundits agree that any successful agency has to be agile. That’s where the moral compass comes in. Period.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] The accelerating rate of change
    Try and imagine what you would have said if ten years ago someone had told you that Facebook and Twitter would dominate the media landscape by 2013. Moore’s Law is perhaps the best known example of an enduring exponential improvement, but it’s just one of many. Don’t make that mistake. will blog it tomorrow.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
    [Media] How to Make Your Customers the Hero of Your Story
    Follow everything they share in social media, it’s a lot like Sunday dinner in there at times. How to Make Your Customers the Hero of Your Story This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. I use the idea of hero a fair amount when I talk about what we do. I don’t use it in an egotistic way, more aspirational really than anything.
  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] How to choose the right design agency for your startup
    Do you need help with your social media strategy? Before joining Google, Mike Buzzard founded Cuban Council, a world-class design agency that worked with clients like Google, NASA, Francis Ford Coppola, Facebook, Zynga, Tom Waits, BBC, and Evernote. John Zeratsky. Our startup needs design help. What do you need? Do you need a logo?
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Ev Williams’ Medium is Blogging for the 9%
    Namely the media industry, investors, content marketers and professional writers. What is Medium ? I get asked this question frequently. Not by people who write on Medium, or people who read Medium, but by people who feel like their professions might be impacted by Medium. publishing tool, but one which pays some of its contributors.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
    [Media] Houston@SXSW 2010
    It’s sometimes called “Geek Spring Break&# , and it has become the premiere destination for tech startups, digital media and the forward thinking business people to find out “What’s Next&#. Houston@SXSW. Monday, March 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM. Hudson on Fifth. 301 W. Austin, TX 78701. RSVP: [link]. Facebook: [link]. link].
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [Media] What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Pt. I)
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 16 December 2009 What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Pt. I) I’m a simple guy. basically have just two passions in life: startups and sailing. Last fall, after nearly a decade spent working with startups, my wife and I embarked on an extended ‘sailing sabbatical.’ Build The Boat For The Task At Hand.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Which Tech Companies Are Really Helping You?
    Whatever task your small business faces -- be it payroll, accounting, shift scheduling, or social media marketing -- there’s a start-up (or 10) who wants to help you out. A VC has a candid talk with the owner of a local shop about her reaction to all the tech start-ups pitching their products to small business owners.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Media] Winning Big From #NBCFail
    To understand the boom, tune back in to traditional media. Rage over NBC's Olympics coverage is giving a boost to a handful of tiny Web companies that--legally or not--give access to live-streams of the 2012 Olympic Games. The donkey looks like he has had a successful run at the Olympics. So does HMA. for $9.99 a month.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [Media] Meet Bryce Roberts: The Man Who Challenged AngelList
    Roberts is in the news this week because of his high-profile critique of Angellist , the hot new investment network Robert Scoble has called the new Silicon Valley hype machine. Roberts celebrates 10 years in venture capital this month. Frankly, I just dont buy the notion that making an investment is akin to throwing a dart in the dark. startupcto
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013
    [Media] Waving Goodbuy: Facebook’s Big Whiff on Traffic of Commercial Intent
    “ Commercial Intent almost never exists on Social Media.” ” What a crock. Every day my Facebook and Twitter feeds are full of discussions about music, fashion, electronics, travel and other highly valuable verticals. This is a $1000+ purchase. High value and I’m at a point of research. What could they be doing?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often
    But there''s a definite payoff to making real (not just professional or social media) friends. Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions. Good news and bad news: unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is determined by personality traits that are largely hereditary.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Media] 12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast
    She uses the time to clear her inbox, schedule the day, and read social media. Are you starting your day off productively? If it has to happen, then it has to happen first, writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of " What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast." Science supports this strategy. They wake up early.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] Post Mortem… literally.
    The death of Osama Bin Ladin will undoubtedly mark the end of a chapter in our history in the way that media and society neatly gathers time into such overly simplistic demarcations. I wrote this last night as the preamble to my weekly NYC innovation events newsletter: Osama Bin Ladin is dead. I’m not sure what to say. Education reform?
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
    [Media] Delighting customers is the surest way to build long term value
    Bezos finishes his letter with a comment on the tension between constantly delighting the company and building shareholder value: Our heavy investments in Prime, AWS, Kindle, digital media, and customer experience in general strike some as too generous, shareholder indifferent, or even at odds with being a for-profit company.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010
    [Media] Founders Forum 2010: from the (swanky) edge of entrepreneurship
    Free / ad supported is only at best a way to grow audience as colossal scale is required for free and that is clearly not sustainable for most media brands. Bundling is promising (although I find this back-to-the-future thinking odd as one would argue the web is actually all about the unbundling of media, starting with classifieds).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things Entrepreneurs Wish Family, Friends and Employees Understood
    The image of people ideating all over the place and randomly straying from project to project is one that is constantly portrayed in media and is most often a mischaracterization. Entrepreneurs often feel misunderstood and with good reason. If people around them acknowledge the following six points, everyone can benefit. But that''s the game.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Media] Redesign of Teten.com and TheVirtualHandshake.com
    Enter Danni: David’s RFP included: upgrading Teten.com and TheVirtualHandshake.com  to the latest version of WordPress, modernising the design of both sites, making both sites mobile and social-media friendly , changing the commenting system from DISQUS to Livefyre (ff Venture Capital portfolio company) , migrating from AWeber to MailChimp , and.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Media] The Latest Questions Small Businesses Are Asking
    Listen with an open mind to employees, suppliers, customers, the media and members of the community. What is being said about the company in public, on social media and in the hallways of the business? How do I decide if a business idea is likely to be successful? Census Bureau. If not, the business idea is not feasible. The U.S.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Media] Ways To Create Income While Waiting For The Ideal Career
    It takes genius to succeed in many career paths, whether it be business, media or even creative arts, the path to success will be arduous and often includes many setbacks. So how exactly do you counter these negative influences on your dreams and ambition? Become a freelance writer. Gambling. and taking advantage of the best ones.
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