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  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011
    [Media] 10 Lessons in Leadership from a WORLD CHAMPION!
    He knew he would have been crucified by the media and then whatever would have been left of him, would have been handed to the general public. Leadership is everywhere. It shows up in organizations, within families and in sports. The Team. High Expectations. Playing in front of 35,000 Cricket crazy fans making deafening noise is never easy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Facebook and Shutterstock Team Up to Make Your Ads Prettier
    According to a Facebook announcement, in "coming weeks" users will have access to the Shuttershock library directly through the social media site''s interface. The two companies are partnering to make it easier for small businesses to advertise effectively on Facebook. You can read the full details here and here
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] 5 Things to Know From Apple's WWDC
    It will be easier to share links, photos, videos, and other files with social media connections because you'll only have to sign in once to a third-party service such as Facebook or Twitter--both of which are integrated with Notification Center, so you'll know when someone interacts with you on either platform. In short, a lot. iOS 6 is here.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [Media] The Upside of the Downside
    Related Posts: When the going gets tough… Advice for Tough Times – From Tom Peters Times UK Ways to distinguish yourself – #122 Overestimate people with potential minus experience Lessons from creating a social media powered eBook The Case for Listening. Nothing happens in a straight line. Inspiration for the future.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Media] There’s No Bubble in San Diego
    There’s was very little dissent in the 90s or perhaps more accurately, that dissent was easily drown out by the ignorance of the mainstream media. The “is there tech bubble or not’ discussion interesting. Reading guide is below. fall into the “boom before bubble&# pack. And there’s the final point.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] How 6 Startup Logos Came to Be
    This location-based social media app uses multiple inferences in their logo to help tell a story and also to motivate employees. How you brand a company says a lot about your intentions as a start-up. Good branding means you are serious about capturing a wide audience. As you might guess, it all starts with your logo. What can you learn?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Coping with the Dark Side of Technology
    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 challenge your organization has faced in identifying and adopting new technologies. Contest details. Practice the power of pull.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [Media] 8 Career Mistakes New Grads Make (And How To Avoid Them)
    Some people — Heather Armstrong and Ellen Simonetti , for example — have even been fired for things they’ve posted on social media. With this in mind, don’t post on social media sites that you’re looking for leads and definitely don’t look at job posts while at work. But slow down there, new grad. Holding out for the perfect job.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Media] Episode 6: Cameron Hates Our YouTube Ad | The Bcast
    Check out our Social Media Response Flow Chart. manage our social media for Bplans and LivePlan, and about a month ago, I got a tweet. Just something else to think about too is, from the social media aspect, not being afraid of people reaching out to you and saying something negative. Who is Cameron? Peter: Oh? Interesting.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
    [Media] Data Mining. a Primer for Marketers & Decision-Makers (Part 1)
    Look no further than the social media movement, which democratized publishing to the web via blogs, put our videos online via YouTube and Vimeo, broadcasted our short-form opinions via Twitter, and chronicled our life through Facebook. A bit of a dry post today, unless you're a data geek like we are. From the linked article above: . ".compliments
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [Media] Employed with a side of startup
    For example, you know that to avoid social media shitstorms you're supposed to have stupendous customer service , so you claim as much on your website. Are you going to SxSW?  If so, drop me a line and we'll coordinate.). Most people start their first company while they still have a day job. Here are my tips for how to pull this off. IANAL.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Media] If You Had to Work For Someone, Who Would It Be?
    This media personality has been ranked both as the richest African American and the most influential woman in the world. Let us know by filling out Inc.'s 2013 'Pick the Best Boss of All' Brackets. If You Had to Work For Someone, Who Would It Be? If you couldn't work for yourself, who would you choose as your boss? So who would you choose?
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Media] The Adobe and Omniture Acquisition: Some Predictions
    The attached picture from the social media listening platform Sysomos shows blog sentiment for Omniture over the last four quarters (Thank to team Sysomos for providing the screenshot). Overall,  sentiment for Omniture’s will increase as it is integrated in a strong brand with a proven record of successful acquisition integrations. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] 4 Big Ideas to Boost Productivity
    Examples might include: sales from a new mobile application or from leads generated from social media channels, new software or products built on new languages or technologies. American workers don't have the skills they need to stay relevant. But who among us is keeping up? I'd suggest four key tactics: Make new skills count. Got that?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs April Sixteen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010
    [Media] When you can’t create a social object…
    Ability to flood the market via all channels (including social media) doesn’t help either because everyone else can do it too. Your next best option is to create an adjacent social object. Good example – pick any product from Apple. Almost every one of them is designed to serve as a social object. In fact, it gets better. Author.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] How to Build the Next Instagram
    Recently, while testing a new-to-market app for a social media client, I was surprised to find a first-time user experience led with login, and absolutely no explanation or context about what the app might do for users. To make sure your mobile app is a hit, you must focus on these three aspects of user experience.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Media] Why Being Positive Is Easier Said Than Done
    Because positive psychology research has "fine print" that rarely gets mentioned in the media, according to Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness. Here's why. In one study , Lyubomirsky posted online two nearly identical requests for study participants.
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Media] Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 28 July 2010 Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy We recently put together our "thought piece" on the dynamic world of startup M&A. See below for our presentation, which can also be found on Slideshare by clicking here. If you like it, please share it or tweet it. Thanks! Wed love to hear from you. Please share it!
  • DSHEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] The Path to Becoming a Venture Capitalist - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] Corporate Due Diligence Fast and Easy - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Media] Getting Better at Getting Email
    She was named Adweek Media’s “Publishing Executive of the Year” in 2009. Social Media Makes Email Even Stronger Revolutionary Email Based Reminder System 5 Ways To Make An Email Newsletter Your Best Sales Tool The Brand Personality Test 3 Simple Steps for “Makin’ It Rain” On Your Website. – Enjoy! The rest is just digital noise.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Media] Do You Need A PR Firm?
    She understands social media. A serial entrepreneur describes her public relations mistakes--so you don't make the same ones. have a young colleague who is starting a new business. So far, she's done well: Her customers love the product, they come back for more, and her distribution is increasing. remembered making this mistake. was $5,000.
  • ASH MAURYA  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] Bootstrapping a Lean Startup
    Get active with social media in other ways. Home About Me SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG ash maurya Practice Trumps Theory: Lean Startup + Customer Development + Bootstrap Bootstrapping a Lean Startup March 23, 2010 Share While not the same thing, Bootstrapping and Lean Startups are quite complementary. Time between these iterations is fundamental.
  • START UP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010
    [Media] My new project
    After having some discussions with Grey about the advertising and media landscape, I was essentially asked to come on board as Director of Planning and Integration. Integration being the digital side of media, which they admit is an area of opportunity for their business. You can read about it here. There was no competition.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Media] How the New York City innovation community can still lose (and what you can do about it)
    think the media needs to dig a little deeper and spend a little more time on the stories that should get told instead of always piling on the same bandwagons of companies that everyone knows about (Not that GroupMe minds the press, of course!!). From an infrastructure perspective, we’re a lot better off than we were before.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] 10 Biggest Holiday Party Faux Pas
    Here we are, that time of year when the media gets to trot out all those seedy, cautionary tales about how bad behavior at the holiday office party can land you in deep you-know-what or even blow up your career. There's only one rule of office parties: Enjoy the entertainment; just don't be the entertainment. Check out the worst offenses.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Media] An Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    Topics include: business basics and start-up; market analysis and strategy; developing financials; getting financed; the importance of the Web and Social Media; building a team; legal issues; tax issues; and making the pitch. not pictured Reena Plant). Congratulations to Spring 2011 Graduates! The corporate sponsor for the class was Citibank.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] Oppex raises €1.2 Million for sales opportunities with the public sector
    million seed funding led by Alma Media, startup accelerator Veturi, Tekes, and seven angel investors. With Alibaba in the news for the largest IPO of all time , it''s clear that connecting people that need things with people that do things is a powerful position to be in. In their beta they''ve managed to bring plenty of parties together.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] How to Become Your Own Boss in 2015 (Webinar Recap)
    As CEO of Quintessence Group, Melinda educates entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies on subjects including small business startup, business development, and social media marketing. Social media is no longer an option, you must be a social media expert, too, or have some budget to hire somebody to help you. What do you manage?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Pebble Already Made History. What's Next?
    Okay, maybe it’s a first world problem, but Eric Migicovsky was tired of taking his phone out of his pocket every time he wanted to check social media or know what was going on in the world. Scrappy wearable computing upstart Pebble is best known for its record-setting fundraising campaign. But can it survive as the big boys move in?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Media] Rethinking the Way You Plan Events, Weddings, Corporate Meetings, and Parties
    Instead of browsing Social Media or staring off into space, use that time to learn a new skill or become more of an expert in your space. What is Greenvelope? Greenvelope.com is a Seattle based start-up rethinking event planning. It makes planning anything from a corporate event to a wedding simple and organized. wanted to start Greenvelope.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 3 Reasons Starting a Family Is Good for Business
    This is constantly a topic of focus in the media regarding women-owned businesses (as if men don''t have kids too), which make up only 35% of the total entrepreneurial population. There''s a myth that having a family and running a company are incompatible, but here are 3 reasons why kids can be a business advantage.
  • 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.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] Let’s help the Boys & Girls Club! Oh, and I met Shaq.
    Because I spoiled the surprise in both the title of this blog post and in all my social media feeds yesterday, I’ll skip to the point. This post is a long time coming. Ever since my good friend took a job at the Boys & Girls Club ( donate! ), my eyes have been opened to the wonderful things they do at that organization. Not here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] How Entrepreneurs Became Celebrities
    Somehow entrepreneurs have gone from media darlings to celebrity status in a relatively short time period. So how is it that Tumblr''s David Karp is on the short list for glitzy fashion shows and Mark Zuckerberg''s wedding created a media frenzy? But today''s founders can rival Jessica Lawrence or David Beckham in popular culture.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Media] Are Your Words Killing Your Brand?
    It’s for writing website copy, social media posts, blog articles or any other type of content you produce. Are Your Words Killing Your Brand? written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: BigStock. ” And as a verb: “to give a product a distinctive identity.”
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] What to Leave In, What to Leave Out :: 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. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Media] Five Essential Clauses No Employee Handbook Should Be Without
    Social Media Policies. With social media continuing to make strides in business environments, employers must decide how to handle professional accounts. by Rob Wilson, CEO of Employco USA. It’s a crucial part of running a business that can greatly help diminish legal issues. Anti-Discrimination Policies. Digital Property.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Everything You Need to Know About the New Twitter Ads
    The Social Media Retargeting Opportunity Americans spend over three hours a day on social networking sites. There was a problem, though: people aren''t interested in buying products or services when they''re looking at pictures of cats on social media. Here''s how it works. Do Twitter Ads Work? Previously, they were pretty awful.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Rebrand Yourself with Your Second Business
    Every business needs the essentials – a blog, a website, and social media – to be successful, but not everybody knows how to implement these needs. As any entrepreneur knows, running a successful business takes time, effort, and commitment. Without these three factors in play, many business owners can be shown the door to failure.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Media] Citrix Podio iPad App For Workplace And Workflow Collaboration
    See this video of how Citrix Podio helps 12Stars Media in their work: Products & Services Citrix collaborative tool enterprise application enterprise collaborative tools iPad mobile app mobile application PodioThat’s the future of work. And if those pre-built apps don’t suit you or your team, you can even build your own.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [Media] Create Your Own Live Internet Radio Show With Spreaker
    Are you an aspiring DJ? Or perhaps you harbor dreams of being the next Rush Limbaugh ? Like what YouTube does for video, and Twitter does for text, Spreaker does for audio. Mobile apps available for iPhone, iPod and iPad (support for Android and other platforms are in the works) even takes your broadcasts mobile.
  • JASON CRAWFORD  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] When there is no map, you need a compass
    When you hear entrepreneurs or investors talk about markets that are “ripe for disruption”, such as payments, media, or health, that’s what they’re talking about. Want to dominate microcomputer software? Start by writing a Basic interpreter for a machine with a few thousand users. Want to make the universal web site?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015
    [Media] Your 2015 guide to summer reading for startups
    Suggested by: Crystal Richard , Director of PR @ Onboardly Media. “My must-read book for Startup Folks this summer is former TechCrunch reporter, Jason Kincaid’s “PR For Burned Out Bloggers.” I’ll admit, I’ve never been one for reading business books, but after a colleague suggested I give this one I try, I ended up devouring it in one sitting.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Media] VideoFlow Monetizes The Long Tail Of Online Video
    You can use the platform for free and once you upload the video on your blog or media you will get paid everytime someone watches it. Videoflow will share the revenue between the producer, the publisher (the media owner) and keep a slice to themselves. Here's the best bit.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] A (Modest) Defense of Foursquare
    One of Silicon Alley''s staples is in the media doghouse. billion sale of Tumblr--Silicon Alley''s other grown-up-ish Silicon Alley social-media start-up--as one point of envy for Foursquare employees. Here''s what we shouldn''t forget about the check-in pioneer as it grows up. Foursquare is four years old. The piece points to the $1.1
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Media] Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010
    That’s @MeganBerry to you, blogger and social media expert, marketing manager of Klout.com. Some great content around the intersection of startups and being a Startup CTO in June this year. Most were on paper and video; 20 were invited to pitch in person. Interesting patterns emerged: Everyone makes the same classes of error. Ganglia. Rarely.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] 3 Ways to Outwit Your Competition
    We're all familiar with the epics: battles like Facebook vs Google and Mac vs PC ; they are fought in the public eye with online ads, conferences, billboards, magazines, TV and, increasingly, social media channels. Is it time to wage battle, leverage your business model, or just poke fun of your rival? Here's how to tell. So why wage war?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] CES 2015 best drone/robot - Latvian 'AirDog'
    National media and Latvian twitter is going ballistic about the news. It is true - AirDog has now reached a new status and is featured all over the top media. Latvian AirDog, the extreme sports filming drone whose US$ 1.3 AirDog was the only Latvian company present at the massive event with more than 160,000 attendees.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Media] Live now: HopeMob’s Founder answers your questions via video. Get involved!
    His social media and web projects have raised over $5,000,000 for charity, received over 100 million visits on the web, and recently won the Mashable Award for Most Creative Social Good Campaign. Got a question for Shaun? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Tips for Leading People As If Their Lives Depend on You
    One example: In my business, it''s not enough to be active in social media. While they don''t have to battle fierce winds or blistering sun (except when our HVAC system misfires), they do have to manage difficult clients, uninterested media, and challenging workplace issues. In the process, I have become a better leader. column.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Media] SURGE Joins the TechStars Network
    Startups spend 3 months in bootcamp, which culminates in “SURGE DAY” (next one is in the spring) when startups pitch to energy-focused venture capitalists, angel investors, corporations and their development teams, community energy and information technology leaders and the media. [link]. by: Monika Jansen. Stay tuned!
  • ENTREPRENEUR SUCCESS BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
    [Media] My About.me Page
    You can link all all of your blogs, favorite links and social media presence for easy acces. I just launched my About.me page yesterday:  [link] (Check it out and let me know what you think). think this is a pretty cool concept. need to get a cool picture like him where it takes over his whole page. Also the design is very pretty.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Media] 7 Iconic Bands that Changed the Business of Music
    They also were social long before social media: selling tickets directly, creating an extremely engaged fan club, sharing personal details as well as fan-generated artwork and content through their mailing list, and creating an ecosystem of small businesses that traveled with the band and had a vested interest in the band's long-term success.
  • JONATHON BALOGH  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
    [Media] How to do Cohort Analysis in Google Analytics
    Google Analytics is rapidly morphing into a Swiss Army knife of functionality, covering everything from social media tracking to website speed optimization. New to cohorts? Check out the Introduction to Cohort Analysis for Startups. Google Analytics doesn’t support cohort tracking as a standard feature. Why Google Analytics? Events.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] How One Smart Infographic Saved a Company
    Once it launched the popular Formspring social media product, it found it served a different user base. What if you had to change your company name and URL and hope your customers would find you again? Here's how Formspring overcame its rebranding trouble. Formstack started as Formspring, but the company had two lines of business. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] Esther Dyson And Anssi Vanjoki, Among Others, Invest Into Valkee
    The company is very much talked about in the Finnish media, but I'd suggest it's equally interesting elsewhere for its solution Valkee , the startup that is developing an ear light solution to curing seasonal affecting disorder (SAD), has closed a 400 000 euro investment round from many well known investors. Valkee is on a great roll.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Media] The Common Thread Between Batman, The Romans & One of Facebook's Angels
    A fantastic article in Fortune Magazine this month - " The Temptation of Facebook ," talks about the early days of the social media giant. No doubt Thiel's cat-bird seat as CEO of PayPal in the late 1990's allowed him to "get" instantly the scalability power of the Facebook social media model. million. Run With the Right Crowd.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] Average American Gives 3.1% of Income to Charity. Three Product Ideas To Help Me Be More Charitable.
    This product can also give me relevant alerts and summaries about activities from the charities I support, since I don’t find their individual mailings to be very effective (nor is following a charity on social media the best way for me to stay connected). 2. Small Small Group Subscription Giving. like to give. like my friends.
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Media] 8 Marketing Rules It’s Safe Ignore
    Ultimately, if you’re going to offer content (via your blog, social media, etc.), we think it’s better to focus on creating meaningful content rather than playing the SEO game to move up in rankings. Previously published in The Agency Post Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean you should, too.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
    [Media] Micromanaging vs. Macromanaging Campaigns
    good comparison would be AdWords Search and Media Buys. Media Buys, on the other hand, is a great example of a macromanagement traffic source. There is far less targeting options with media buys, and as a result, less elements that need constant monitoring and adjusting. Micromanagement. Macromanagement. Affiliate Marketing
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Media] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Zendesk
    The software-as-service help desk platform brings social media usability techniques to customer service, applying user-friendly features like forums, widgets, RSS feeds, tag categories and a web presence to its online helpdesk. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. Me too. And thus, Zendesk.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways to Sink a Press Conference
    CITEWorld 's editorial director, Matt Rosoff, summed up the media's negative sentiments in a tweet following Sony's announcement: "What you just witnessed was Microsoft winning the console wars once and for all." Sony's underwhelming PS4 announcement suggests there is a right way and a wrong way to do a big product reveal. Drag it out.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
    [Media] Take These Leadership Skills From the Boxing Ring
    As a result, we''ve launched such non-traditional services as: media training for sales people, stand-up comedy training for executives, and "a next-generation version of mystery shopping for clients in all industries. In five years of boxing, I''ve discovered benefits beyond the physical ones from my trainer, Eric Daniels. And, I do.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Media] This Startup Is Shaking TV Networks--All the Way to the Supreme Court
    For most of Aereo''s three-year lifespan, the little, 115-person company has been under legal assault by the same media titans that urged the Supreme Court to take up the case: Disney/ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, among others. In its three-year lifespan, Aereo has angered all the major TV networks, major-league sports, and the government. And D."
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Build Your Own World
    Most of the people going their own route don't get covered much in the tech media--because they don't pattern match for what we know of the successes we've heard before. It was a great day and the weather couldn't be better. One thing that struck me is how diverse the cityscape is outside of Manhattan.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Hey Graduates: Forget Plastics - It's All About Machine Learning
    The company has been inhaling all of the social media data exhaust out of Twitter, Facebook and other sources to determine insight for brands about consumer sentiment and provide a platform for targeted engagement and campaign management. . "Tell me, what would you do if you had 1,000 times more data?".
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Media] Retropreneur: Should Anyone Start an Indie Record Store?
    to start building a community via social media. Pic: Flickr Creative Commons. “Independent record stores are like a casino where you put down your money and you always win. Back in my university days I dabbled as a DJ. The two turntables and a box full of vinyl kind of DJ. The paying for itself part was important. The US has around 700.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Media] Enterprise Messaging Comes Of Age With sqoope
    Ability to attach and send multi-media files (image, audio, video, PDF, text files and more). Everybody’s on an instant messaging app these days. Fast, convenient and almost idiot-proof, they allow us to communicate quickly with each other via text, photos, videos and more. For a start, what happens if an employee leaves the organisation?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Join the Sign up Your Startup Challenge and get free tools to help your business succeed
    Free publicity and materials for your website and social media efforts. Business is all about competition. If you’re not competing against other businesses for customers or market share, you’re competing against yourself, trying to beat previous revenue figures. We’ve got the spirit here at Bplans. Plenty! Business Plannin
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Classroom Kindle with Big Brother Control One-Ups iPad
    Content distribution, social media and purchase blockades, password protection, document sharing; there couldn’t be a more teacher-friendly checklist. Interesting post:  Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom , on Gizmodo. I’ve been following ebooks and textbooks for more than 10 years now, expecting disruption. Damn. .
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
    [Media] Financial Modeling for Product Managers
    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 , Mike Claiborne, lead a conversation around “Financial Modeling”. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Cindy F.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Media] Finnish, Swedish Games Heavily Favored At International Mobile Gaming Awards
    Charadium II - On5 - Lithuania Funpark Friends - Tagplay - UK Poker Pals - Aspyr Media, Inc. - US SpellCraft School of Magic - Appy Entertainment - US The Pirate King - Bulkypix - France. This year Barcelona is playing host to the eighth International Mobile Gaming Awards as part of the Mobile World Congress. Almost Best Real World Game.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] 3 Secrets of the Most Shareable Tweets
    From detailed scientific guides to personal experiments on double tweeting and a host of tech tools that claim they can help you fine tune your tweeting schedule, business owners looking for social media best practice could spend days trawling through all the expert advice that’s out already available. That’s elementary.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time
    Related posts: Podcasting Makes You a Member of the Media Lots has been published about the value or hype of. Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing podcast with John Lee Dumas. Editorial. Program. Format – How long?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] Hiring Hybrid: How To Use Old-Fashioned And Modern Tactics To Find Talent
    Jake Villarreal is the co-founder and president of Match Relevant , an IT-staffing entity that utilizes social media and innovative recruiting practices to deliver award-winning talent for funded tech startups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 organizations. by  Jake Villarreal,   co-founder and president of Match Relevant.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things You Need to Know Today
    Keeping Up With the Kids According to a new eMarketer survey, 75 percent of teens said the social media site they used most often is YouTube, while only 60 percent said they use Facebook frequently and a mere 30 percent said the same of Twitter. A roundup of the day''s news that can help you and your business succeed. 1. Arstechnica 3.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
    [Media] Proof that speeding up websites improves online business.
    How big an impact does performance optimization have on the business metrics of a typical media or e-commerce site? The Strangeloop guys ran sprinted with this idea, testing a couple of different types of site, including media and transactional businesses. Definitely. But what about other websites? There’s no longer any debate.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Media] The Art of NYC Cycling for Entrepreneurs #bikenyc
    You won't have a ton of money to put towards marketing, so understanding PR and ways of building up awareness about your efforts through social media are really important to get noticed. A lot of people ask me about cycling in NYC. They ask me about startups, too. Cycling is a *higher* risk activity, but it doesn't have to be dangerous.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready
    Monitor behaviors like email opens and click-throughs, social media engagement, and downloads. How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Ellen Gomes – Enjoy! . The same is true for businesses of all sizes.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] Blinkist Helps You Read Books in Only 15 Minutes
    The middle screenshot above shows the highlight option which allows you to highlight a section of text and then share it on social media and/or save it to your Blinkist account, organized nicely by title and date. Until now. All thanks to Blinkist. What is Blinkist? Blinks are powerful bites of insight from outstanding nonfiction.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Why You Should Launch Your Start-up at CES
    You also have the value of serendipity, which you don't really have in other media. This year, 150 start-ups are angling for the spotlight at the world's biggest tech trade show. Chairman Gary Shapiro explains why. International CES, the world's largest tech trade show, opens today in Las Vegas. In 2013, far more will try their luck.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] 3 Mistakes That Can Thwart a Great Idea
    Defining clear goals will also save you valuable time and resources--especially on social media campaigns, says Dorie Clark, a strategy consultant and author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future. Getting to take-off isn't easy as a first-time entrepreneur. Don't let these three common hurdles get in the way.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Media] 5 Things Your Startup Needs To Consider To Save Money Long Term
    Simply advertising and connecting on social media can have a great effect on your sales, without costing you a penny. 5. Starting up a new business can be an extremely exciting prospect; but you can never make it successful without a firm plan. Here are 5 things your startup needs to ensure you save money long term: 1. Reduce energy bills.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
    [Media] 5 Clever Marketing & Branding Tips For Startups
    Take the same approach to your social media output too. There’s a lot to do and plan when you’re starting a new business. But don’t neglect the marketing and branding side of things. Here are 5 clever tips to make sure your marketing and branding are as good as they can be. 1. Make Sure Your Logo is Clear and Eye Catching. Build Partnerships.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Experienced Heads and Cheap Legs: How to Leverage Mentoring and Advisers at a Startup
    If you're hiring for marketing, it's going to be someone who will actually test all the AdWords campaigns, run the Twitter account, write the blog posts, pitch media outlets, etc. Here's a solution that can be used in any area: marketing, technology, product, etc. Hire someone cheap who can hustle. You could do the same thing in engineering.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man
    How’s that for people who keep saying that social media hasn’t been truly transformative. Many people reading this will be digital natives. These are people who don’t remember an era in which we were unconnected. In my unconnected world there was no personal email. On vacation you really checked out because you had to.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [Media] Movie Vault Attends The Expendables Premiere
    recently had a number of changes made, improving some of the administrative and staff functions as well as adding and implementing a lot of social media into the site. Please feel free to join Movie-Vault.com’s various social media outlets, or at least “Like” our Facebook page: RSS. Twitter. Facebook Fan Page.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How to Harness the Power of We
    Think about all the key areas: not just accounting and finance, technology, sales and marketing, communications, operations and strategy, but graphic design, social media and creativity. Collaborations can bring your business into entirely new territories--if they''re done right. As entrepreneurs we are used to being our own one-stop-shop.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Media] Author’s Journey #15 – Crafting the perfect book proposal
    Limit your marketing plan to the print, broadcast, public relations, and social media that you realistically expect to employ for marketing and promoting your book, and list the marketing affiliates and professional services you intend to work with. It often represents the formal beginning of your journey to a published book. Marketing plan.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Who Are Your Online Competitors? Find Out for Free
    Finally, ensure that you are first to market by promoting your value-add content on social media platforms and industry websites. Discover opportunities that online competitors haven't yet found by using these free analysis tools. Follow the steps below to find opportunities to outperform your competition using free analysis tools. 1.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Media] TiE Entrepreneurial Summit
    Panel programming  includes The Entrepreneurial Lifecycle, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Mobile Technology and more.  If you are a startup an Innovative Startup Showcase  provides an opportunity to demo your products and services to over 50 influential VCs, 500+ attendees, and potential future customers. 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] Foap Raises $1.5 Million With Traction in Branded Photo Missions
    There, brands like MANGO, Puma, Lavazza, and Visit Sweden can promote a photo competition on their social media and through the Foap app to get users to take pictures of their products to be used in marketing material. Malmö-based Foap, an Instagram-meets-stockphoto concept , announces today they''ve picked up a cool $1.5 million (€1.13
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] Just Because You Have a Recycling Program.
    And the media is catching on. Increasing productivity and efficiency can be far more effective in attracting shrewd consumers and improving your bottom line than flashy green media campaigns screaming for attention. doesn't mean you're a "green" company. Overnight, it was everywhere: every company was suddenly "green." Read on.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Media] Friends and Family: Largest Startup Funding Source
    Finally, you will develop tactics such as building quality links to your website through social media and professional article writing to boost your rankings in the search engines. billion annually. Surprisingly, friends and family contributed nearly three times the amount of capital to thousands of startups each year. Have a game plan.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneur Russ Fradin Makes More Money, Less Noise
    He’s currently cofounder/CEO of Dynamic Signal which helps companies involve their employees in enterprise social media – he calls it an “OS for advocacy.” My friend Russ Fradin is one of those people and my bet is that most of the folks who read my blog don’t know Russ. He’s Intentional strategy?
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