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  • 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.
  • GUST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Media] Digital.NYC: The First Ecosystem Hub
    In the first 36 hours, mentions of the hub were viewed more than 42 million times on social media, and over 100,000 pages on the site were perused. News outlets from USA Today to Mashable to Brooklyn’s Technical.ly praised the hub and its place in the community. For the Gust team, we couldn’t be happier about the warm welcome.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] Taking the Guesswork Out of Advertising
    In 2009, MIT''s Media Lab spun off the project into a separate company. 'Tired of relying on focus groups and surveys to test ads? Affectiva''s facial-reading software takes a more scientific approach by analyzing viewers'' moment-to-moment reactions. If Rana el Kaliouby has her way, you will never have to channel surf again.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Media] 4 Ways to Turn Less into More
    Spend 90 percent of your networking time building a few quality connections; devote the remainder to building a large group of social media connections. Money, time, connections -- you need more of everything, right? Stop whining and start using your contraints to your advantage. Here are four ways to turn less into a lot more: 1. Money.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Content Marketing in 11 Steps. Now Go.
    This includes your website and other sites that you can control, as well as social media, direct marketing, influencer marketing, campaigns, and more. 'Here''s how to create and manage content that will turn browsers into buyers. Get focused Zero in on just one customer segment to start.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 5 Metrics That Don't Measure Startup Success
    How Much Capital You''ve Raised Many CEOs believe that raising money validates their idea, especially when it draws media attention. 'Say what you want, but funding and expansion don''t mean a thing when you''re trying to kill it. How do I know? Because I did the same thing. It just means someone thinks they can make money off you.
  • 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.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Telling It Straight: Blogging Goals For 2011 From Miami Mitch
    When I hear people say they “work hard&# , for some reason I always hear it about things like back linking or social media, which really aren’t going to make a site a success. Content in itself can bring a ton of traffic, social media and back linking will never create a loyal reader on their own. for my Premium Edition.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Use Online Tools to Drive Offline Sales
    Related Posts: Introducing Local Search Pro The Referral Engine Overview Slideshare offers tools for presenters Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Twitter for Business Essentials Archive 5 Ways to Use Online Tools to Drive Offline Sales is a post from: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] 4 Ways to Get a Celebrity Endorsement
    And StyleCaster founder and CEO Ari Goldberg has been working to capitalize on these social media “non-celebrities.” Friends in high places can help your company take off--but big endorsements cost big bucks. See how these companies found famous fans. “When you’re a small business owner, cash is king. million meals).
  • 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. Happiness: everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early forties. Bummer. Like this: 1. Make good friends. Make real friends.
  • 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.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] Announcing … Fantastic lineup of Spring classes from Power Teaching students
    Steps to Social Media Success for Small Business Owners. Presented by Miriam Salpeter , Small Business & Social Media Coach. How can you tap into the power of social media to grow your business and make more money ? SOCIAL MEDIA. 'In March/April, I ran another small session of my Power Teaching class. BUSINESS.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Media] Investor’s Four Letter Word
    They don’t get caught up in the “drama” that the word risk has unfortunately garnered in our "it bleeds it leads" media and in our litigious culture. The four letter word in all conversations between entrepreneurs and investors is risk. The best investors and entrepreneurs I know take a dispassionate and detached approach. Technology Risk.
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] The Year of the Timeless Stream
    In the realm of written media, some version of this has been going on for a while. I’ve been noticing something that I think will make some big strides in 2013. It’s a trend that I think we’ll see in consumer services. That shift I think is the movement from real-time to the timeless.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] 5 Benefits and 5 Key to Raising Crowdfunding
    PR Local media sources are enamored with Crowdfunding as it''s new and unique. 'Crowdfunding is getting a group of regular individuals to collectively fund your venture. And when I say "regular individuals" I am contrasting them to professional investors and lenders like banks, venture capitalists and angel investors. Below are five keys.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
    [Media] Curt Schilling Earns (an Expensive) Harvard Business School MBA
    They can't be any worse than the Boston sports media."  All In his storied baseball career, Curt Schilling has rarely found himself at a loss for words. The setting was akin to sitting around the living room analyzing last night's World Series pitching performance. Schilling was a great sport and everyone had good fun. Stay tuned.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Don't Get Rid of Comments Just Yet
    On Monday, Gawker Media''s Nick Denton revealed changes to the site''s Kinja commenting system that will allow "intelligent discussion to take place more easily," he told GigaOM. 'Popular Science just eliminated its comments section, while YouTube is making big changes to theirs. But what''s the best way to handle comments? Now we''re done.''
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] Digg Makes a Comeback (Sort Of)
    The team knew how to create software fast--it had built nine companies in five years, including social-media properties Bitly and TweetDeck and personalized news service News.me, and invested in 72 others. That social-media data was Betaworks''s sweet spot, because its apps like Bitly and News.me 'The site''s new designer wanted sleek.
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [Media] Highlights from the 2009 Business of Software Conference
    He spoke about risk (development, market, financial and execution), social media, how you must create content (most likely through a blog) to win in today’s “search&# economy. Join nearly 6,000 startup entrepreneurs by subscribing to my RSS feed. There were several great presentations during the conference. Subscribe!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] 4 Reasons 2013 Will Be a Good Year to Sell Your Company
    Economic Growth It’s hard to see amid all the media babble, but our economy continues to grow, even if it’s growing more slowly than we would like. Dealmaking was slow in 2012, but the stage is set for a rebound. The so-called “middle market” has driven U.S. Corporate credit is becoming more readily available.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] Helping Your Employees in a Time of Crisis
    The Boston bombings hit the media and everyone is aware. 'When tragedy strikes, looking out for your employees is not only the right thing to do, but the right thing for your business. Amy M. lives in Utah, which is pretty far from Boston. Still, the events of Monday''s bombing shook her deeply. If you were Amy M.''s Be compassionate.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Media] Have the Best Trade Show Schwag
    Several people at my company brought back fun items from Dreamforce that gave us a good laugh, like a stuffed monkey that made a screeching noise when you throw it (fun for five seconds), and plastic eyeglasses with blinky lights (apparently a lot of people were wearing them and posting pics to social media). Is it useful? Instant buzz!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Married to Work.and Your Co-Founder? How to Balance It All
    In 2007, Dave and Carrie founded the social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency, Likeable Media. The couple admitted that it is hard to keep talk off work when they go out--especially since Carrie officially took over as CEO of Likeable Media and Dave has moved to Likeable Local--but they try their best. 'Today, in an Inc.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2007
    [Media] Christine: Sobering, Joyful Life Lessons: Last Lecture of Prof. Randy Pausch
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. " Prof.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Virgin: 200 Businesses, One Culture and One Brand
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. And then?
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Alex Frankel on How Employees Create Brand
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.
  • 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. Like this post?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Media] Lessons From Porsche's Customer-Service Fail
    According to a 2011 media kit, 50 percent of The Truth About Cars''s readers earn more than $75,000 a year. 'Here''s what happens when a luxury-goods company ignores a customer''s valid and stunning complaints. One million YouTube views later, Porsche is dealing with much more than Nick Murray''s lemon. you would probably say Tesla. Per day.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] 47 Incredible iPad Apps for MBAs
    Hootsuite : Put all that knowledge of marketing and ecommerce to work by using this app that lets you manage all your company’s social media presences from anywhere. Business applications for the iPad are becoming a huge section of the market, as the tablet grows in popularity as more than just a vehicle for Angry Birds. All-in-one Apps.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Media] Amazing Alex Launches Today, Let's See What Rovio's Got
    Rovio has proved that they can print money all day around the Angry Birds concept, but if the company truly wants to IPO and create a media empire, they need to prove to investors they can do a much bigger reach than Angry Birds Space. Amazing Alex looks like a familiar concept, but still interesting for a new and wider audience.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
    [Media] Thinglink Aims To Become Bit.ly For Images
    Its ideal for media, photographers or anyone wanting to present things through photos online. Since the focus of the service is to enable object tagging in photos this could be quite nifty tool for any media who could subsequently generate affiliate sales through linking the objects to online stores or even sell those products themselves.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Media] Two Amazing Bar Charts: % Content Consumption, % Share of Search
    And can''t you just see how this really deep understanding of customer interest, based on their data and not your opinions or, worse, an "expert''s" opinion, will be incredible when it comes to fueling your social media strategy? 'Would you believe me when I say that your digital analytics data, from Google Analytics or WebTrends et. Excited?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Bad content is worse than no content: How to create stuff that doesn’t stink
    They figured out that their audience likes up-to-date marketing news, inbound marketing tips and the latest statistics on SEO, blogging, social media and marketing trends—all packaged in concise, readable posts. 'Jake Athey is the Marketing Manager for Widen Enterprises. When was the last time you were enthralled by B2B “content?”.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] How To Write Award Winning Blog Headlines
    If you need more headline templates, I recommend Chris Garrett’s 102 Proven Social Media Headline Formulas. I remember when I was putting together the Blog Mastermind course four years ago, writing lessons on how to produce powerful blog content. There are very few replicable elements I can talk about – it just happens.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Media] Should Your Mobile Startup Offer a Free App Alongside a Paid App?
    We reviewed the apps a couple of weeks ago when they launched , and even better than media coverage, the startup found TripLingo featured app in the App Store. Last month, Instapaper founder Marco Arment revealed that he'd pulled the free version of his popular "read later" app from the App Store. But that $4.99 Sponsor. and $9.99. Discuss.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Media] Guy Kawasaki’s Finishing School for Entrepreneurs!
    This also makes him the perfect guide to introduce you to ways to achieve your enchantment using the latest online and social media technology. According to Wikipedia , finishing school originally referred to “ a private school for girls that emphasizes training in cultural and social activities.&# Image versus reality. Importance of balance.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Israelis Are Addicted to the Internet [chart]
    According to comScore Media Metrix, out of the countries monitored by comScore Canada, Israel and the US are the top three consumers of Internet per capita and time spent online. In comparison, a typical Israeli over the age of 15 spent,on average,  38.3 hours online in May 2010, compared to 32.3 hours in the UK. online in May 2010. billion.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Israelis Are Addicted to the Internet [chart]
    According to comScore Media Metrix, out of the countries monitored by comScore Canada, Israel and the US are the top three consumers of Internet per capita and time spent online. In comparison, a typical Israeli over the age of 15 spent,on average,  38.3 hours online in May 2010, compared to 32.3 hours in the UK. online in May 2010. billion.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Israelis Are Addicted to the Internet [chart]
    According to comScore Media Metrix, out of the countries monitored by comScore Canada, Israel and the US are the top three consumers of Internet per capita and time spent online. In comparison, a typical Israeli over the age of 15 spent,on average,  38.3 hours online in May 2010, compared to 32.3 hours in the UK. online in May 2010. billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] 11 Major Rebranding Disasters and What You Can Learn From Them
    PepsiCo was bombarded with emails , phone calls, and social media posts blasting the new carton. 'Here are some of the biggest marketing flops companies made when trying to update their image. Every company is defined by a few things: its name, logo, and brand identity. We''ve collected the 11 worst rebranding disasters in recent memory.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
    [Media] Jussi Raisanen Shares What HeiaHeia Has Learned About Online Marketing
    Some of the things they don't think worked so well was print advertising, or articles in some online media doesn't drive hardly any traffic. But blogs or other kids of media can be very useful to them. It's a tricky situation to be in. But one thing that seems to be working for them is AdWords. Hear it from startups.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [Media] 6 ways to monetize a user-based business model
    As we’ve grown, we’ve added a number of items to our marketing platform that includes mobile and desktop websites, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), paid search technology for optimizing online media buys across desktop and mobile devices, display advertising, local maps optimization and review management. Giving it away at Contently.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things You Need to Know Today
    Given the photos, personal data, financial information and social media activity stored on phones --all information which could easily affect people other than the suspect -- the decision could have big implications for online privacy.-- 'A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Media] 6 Must-read Tips for Running a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    This means you have to walk the fine line between getting the word out and annoying everyone on your social media feeds. 'If you want to start a business, it seems the ideal way to get started would be to have people give you their money solely on the basis of your idea. This is, essentially, how Kickstarter works. Seems too good to be true?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Media] Is Someone Getting the Best of You? :: Small Business Marketing.
    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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] 8 Personality Traits Of Effective Business People
    Love them or hate them, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and Huffington Post Media co-founder Arianna Huffington are three successful business leaders who understand the value of creativity in business. Some of our country’s most lauded leaders in business, technology, and science are creative individuals.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Media] CIOs Are from Mars; CMOs Are from Venus: Seven Ways To Bridge The Great Divide
    The CMO-CIO divide is exacerbated by the rise of web commerce and social media. These After all, the share of marketing that goes through digital channels — through the web and social media, on smartphones and tablets — is growing like crazy. When you do, you’ll see that the contention is actually about much more than just money.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Are You Really Disruptive? (Or Just Talking About It)?
    We also have an active feedback email address where we read all messages personally, and we register every single user request and question on our social media accounts. It's easy to say your company aims to shake up its industry. But are you taking the steps you need to follow through? Disruption is the goal of most entrepreneurs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Media] The Hack That Helped Launch a Company
    Start-up Voyager Mobile got hacked--and wound up tripling the media attention for its launch. Sometimes being attacked by a cybercriminal might be a blessing in disguise. Consider Voyager Mobile , the new start-up that's reselling service on the Sprint mobile network, and getting lots of attention for three reasons. he says.
  • NICK O'NEILL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] Why Online Review Products Are Frequently Wrong
    They have leveraged the “power of social media” to empower consumers (by giving them a voice) and enable them to find the best places around. You find yourself shopping for a restaurant to eat at, a hotel to sleep at, or a destination to travel to, so what do you do? Why wouldn’t you? Or do they? So what went wrong?
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Eastern European Champions & the 4 V’s of Big Data
    Eastern European Champions I had the opportunity to do a keynote at the IDCEE conference in Kiev last week. It was my first time in the city and I must say that I was immediately taken by the energy of the city and of the entrepreneurs that I met at the conference. Why Eastern Europe? mobile phone per person for the Top 4 EE countries (vs. in GE, 1.3
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] #3010
    If you’ve been following me on social media I’m sure you noticed a bunch of posts tagged with #3010 at the beginning of September, along with some stunning photos of Slovenia. While it was fun to document the trip this way, it was such an amazing experience, I thought it deserved a full post. She’s truly amazing. Ljubljana.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: A Map of Socio-economic Value Creation
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Map of Socio-economic Value Creation. Check out this wonderful diagram from Max Marmer’s essay published in The Startup Genome Blog (and also HBR ). Also check out who he puts where on his chart (below). Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: The $1000 Genome is old news
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The $1,000 Genome is old news. have written a few times about the coming of the $1,000 genome, and what that really means. million new cancer cases each year in the US). Posted Friday, June 22, 2012. Older Post. Posts.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Seriously Bold Tech Startup Predictions for 2012
    Social media helps to incite protests and topple illegitimate dictatorships worldwide, and Malcolm Gladwell continues to stick his head into the sand. About this time of year, folks put together lots of lists about the past year as well as the outlook on the future.  This is the time to aim high and hit it out of the ballpark. Yahoo!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Do Entrepreneurs Need College?
    They sold it a year later to media giant Condé Nast. They sold it a year later to media giant Condé Nast. 'Do Entrepreneurs Need College? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Marketing interview with Alexis Ohanian. Alexis Ohanian. Podcast Alexis Ohanian Reddit
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Global Multichannel Consumer Behaviour (Research/Purchase) Analysis
    And to think you've been pimping social media on every company you can find. :). Finance, real estate, groceries, media, retail, technology, travel and health products … What is going on in Japan with health products?! :). Rather I've had to fall back on my trusty steed: data. :). They know the web is exciting. Still.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Are You LinkedIn for the Sake of Your Business?
    Without much of a social media presence, businesses stand the danger of falling behind the competition, given many individuals–be they potential job applicants or clients with your company–want today’s information yesterday. With some 120 million users, LinkedIn is still by far the choice of business professionals.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Most Shocking Business News of 2011
    The story: Political junkies and media executives alike were astounded when American Online bellied up a hefty $315 million to buy the Huffington Post, a blogger site that was worth less than $1 in 2005. The year 2011 definitely had its share of big-time surprises. The year 2011 definitely had its share of big-time surprises. Who knew?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Media] Four Questions To Ask Your Potential IT Partner To Ensure Effective Communication
    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). Communication must be two-way, regular and transparent throughout all phases of discovery, design, implementation and deployment.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
    [Media] Click.to – Clicking Your Way Around Your Desktop And The Internet
    Earlier we featured Markerly , an online highlighting tool that lets us select and socially bookmarking a particular chunk of text , and immediately sharing it across your social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Let me explain. Click.to Selecting a chunk of text, and opting Twitter icon from the Click.to Useful? We think so.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] Top 10 Underrated Leadership Traits
    You need to be able to describe what you want to accomplish in a way that''s understood across a variety of media and by all of your employees. 'Every boss has room for improvement. Get started by analyzing which of these traits you might lack. One way to learn about the way you lead--and where you need to improve--is to look at your team.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Could You Survive a Cyberattack?
    Cyberattacks against large corporations may get the media attention, but small businesses aren''t immune from hackers. 'The lawsuits that often follow a cyberattack can be just as devastating as the attack itself. Cyberrisk insurance could help. The damage was staggering. The hackers stole information related to 90,000 credit card accounts.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Media] Reminder: Twitter Is Not Always a Reflection of Public Opinion
    But the social media site falls short of being a reliable barometer for public opinion, a new Pew Research Center study revealed. A glimpse of the Twittersphere may not be enough to gauge public opinion, a new study shows. Twitter is a great way to get a glimpse of what people are talking about. National surveys are also restricted to U.S.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
    [Media] Aspiro Signs Deal With Google's Widevine DRM
    The whitelabel media streaming service, Aspiro , has signed a deal with Google's Widevine DRM for studio approved DRM-solutions for Video OTT-services. This comes as good news for media companies, as it seems the streaming services are used mostly for sports broadcasts. In 2010, Widevine was acquired by Google
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] How Flipboard is Tackling the Web
    But at the end of the day we work in the media industry and are also in the business of helping publishers monetize and distribute content. 'The digital magazine startup, which just closed a $100 million funding round and passed the 100-million-user milestone, is consumed with solving the problem of curating online content.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] The 25 Best Leadership Bloggers
    ” In addition to helping leaders be thoughtful and purposeful, he also blogs several times a week about productivity, social media, and his personal area of expertise, publishing. Anyone who has ever tried to lead people will tell you leadership is more like art than science. Michael McKinney. John Maxwell. Bob Burg. Michael Hyatt.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] 4 Takeaways From the Iconic 'Got Milk?' Ad Campaign
    They were really astute in their media planning." 'It''s no accident the "Got Milk?" campaign lasted nearly 20 years. Here''s what every marketer needs to know about why it was so successful. The dairy industry may be retiring its iconic "Got Milk?" To find out a bit more about why "Got Milk?" Here are four takeaways for any marketer: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Make it Big. No, Bigger! Nine Steps to Opening a Store in Style
    Produce lots of photos and videos to post to social media after the fact, so people will see the business at its busiest and liveliest. 'Johnny Cupcakes, a T-shirt company with a cult following, does nothing by halves, and the company is at its most dramatic when it opens a new retail location or a pop-up store. People show up for free food.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] For Nicholas Negroponte, the Future of Tech Is Ingestible (No Joke)
    'At TED 2014, MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte discussed the past 30 years as well as the next. Negroponte delivered his 18-minute talk , a TED standard, before an audience of about 1,200. He touched on what has happened in the world of computer science since he first presented at TED''s inaugural meeting in 1984.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Media] Lessons from Jonah Lehrer’s public demise
    Many journalists and readers are incensed, since they feel that Lehrer’s transgressions tarnish everyone’s trust in the media. photo source: CBS News. From his statement: “Three weeks ago, I received an email from journalist Michael Moynihan asking about Bob Dylan quotes in my book IMAGINE. The lies are over now. Jonah Lehrer.
  • THE VC IN ME  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011
    [Media] "Graph Theory" - Opportunities Beyond. - the vc in me. - Typepad
    Technorati Tags : friend graph , network effect , relationship graph , social graph , social media , social web , vc. Fergushurley - interesting thought - do you think this is a new company opportunity or will facebook own this object graph as media objects are highly influenced by friends? the vc in me. Welcome! Archives. Profile.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
    [Media] The Secret to Making People Accept Change
    Mass media can introduce a new idea to people. 'If you''re trying to change something at your business and failing, the problem probably is your lousy skills as politician. Here''s how to improve. But still basically nothing new is catching on. What’s going on? The problem is probably your skills as a politician.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] B2B Marketing on Facebook, Simplified
    ClearRisk isn't using many Facebook ads, but Kipp Bodnar, inbound marketing strategist at HubSpot and co-author of The B2B Social Media Book said doing things that feel natural on Facebook is tricky for a lot of small businesses. Want to promote your small businesses to consumers on Facebook? Simple. Johns, Newfoundland.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [Media] Leadership and the Man Killed 47 Years Ago Today
    And, on the other hand, they weren’t subjected to public scrutiny of every aspect of their personal and private lives (the media chose not to write about Kennedy’s less-than-faithful marriage behavior). Tweet It’s November 22. How important was this? How much did it change our history? It’s full of real leadership.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
    [Media] Get Your Email Under Control: 5 Tips
    Unsubscribe from 10 email subscriptions today and get the social media version instead, which can be read in your “social” time. Email is like laundry -- it's never really done. Here's how to keep it under control without stressing out. have more than 1,000 messages in my email inbox. There. said it. It’s like laundry.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] Companies' All-Time Best April Fools' Day Pranks
    Twitter vs. Twttr Social media platform Twitter announced it would be changing into a two-tiered service starting on April 1, 2013. 'From Warby Parker''s canine glasses line to Honda''s in-car haircutting tool, it seems like every company is using the holiday to engage their customers. But tricking people on April 1 is not a new trend.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways to Make the Most of Millennials
    While they may be able to run circles around their older colleagues when it comes to social media and the latest tech gadgets, they are missing one important thing: experience. 'Millennials can be both energizing and challenging. Here Inc. columnists share how to keep them focused and productive. They have objectivity and energy. colleagues.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] What 16 Successful People Read in the Morning
    If media were food, I would be obese," Smith says. 'Their days may be more hectic than most, but they always make time to stay informed. Staying informed is a constant struggle for most of us, let alone people with high-profile, high-pressure jobs. There''s usually not time to leisurely read a favorite paper over coffee.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Media] 5 Ways to Improve Local Search Results for Business
    You can do this by adding local links and descriptions that point to your site in social media profiles and exchanging links with other local businesses and strategic partners. 5 Ways to Improve Local Search Results for Business This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. “This article originally appeared on the OPEN App Center.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010
    [Media] A Tradeshow Checklist, born of experience
    know, you thought "print media" was dead. Related posts: Painful, Surreal, and Surprisingly Effective: The Personal Checklist Love the messenger Avatar Marketing: Sell to Carol Five ways to listen to customers instead of goin' fishin' Why you have to engage in social media, even if you don't want to. it's still pretty good. Never.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Become a World-Changing Thought Leader
    And one form of thought leader is someone who says here's how the media business will be in five years and here's how the airline business will be in 10 years. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan interviews Clay Christensen's publicity advisor about how entrepreneurs can be thought leaders too. All CEOs lead their companies: that's line No.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010
    [Media] Lessons for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Part 1: "Purpose = Power"
    DAVID ECKOFF is co-founder of Spitter.com, advisor to media & technology companies and business educator. by David Eckoff , special to Force of Good. Everyone knows someone who has come up with a good idea and who has not acted upon that idea. Or started working on the idea… and not finished. But not everyone will. Lessons Learned.
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