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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Why Data Is the Oil of the Digital Age
    population would have willingly agreed to provide at least some of their personal data to the MAW—the omnipresent collision of media, advertising and work in our everyday lives. In the most competitive markets, the winners will be those with the most, and most accurate, data. Two years ago, I said that by 2020, 90% of the U.S.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015
    [Media] Turning A Hobby Into A Business – A Happier Life
    Whether it’s cookery, engineering or your prowess on social media, there are always people willing to learn from those with experience. In 1937 George Valliant, a psychologist and Professor at Harvard University, began one of the longest running studies of physical and mental wellbeing ever recorded. The findings are beautifully simple.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Media] Marketing Automation: What is it and Why Should I Care?
    For starters, marketing automation refers to technology that allows marketing departments and organizations to more effectively market on multiple online channels (such as email, social media, websites, etc.) Marketing Automation: What is it and Why Should I Care? Marketers, meet your secret weapon: marketing automation. Sounds good, right?
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
    [Media] Finding the Best Hires in Tech: 3 Things You should be doing NOW!
    According to a 2010 survey of businesses across the US, UK, and EU by Cross-Tab, a market research provider, 85% of hiring managers feel that a positive online reputation influences their hiring decisions, and more than 70% of companies have a policy to screen all job candidates using – yep, you guessed it, social media. Look into it.
  • 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.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2007
    [Media] Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    As it stands, there are a few cases where it would have applied on projects I've worked on: LivePlanet - could have used it to bulk up for each contest, store videos and scripts on S3, and possibly do format conversions. A lot of the examples that Amazon used were media related. Basically, your box can go away (and its storage) at any point.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Test Your Aptitude for Business Internet Jargon
    Social media marketing. Many of the businesses and entrepreneurs I know still don’t realize that they need to use and understand the Internet, even if their interest is not e-commerce. Maybe you have also heard a lot of Internet terms, but are not sure you can explain how, when, and why they are relevant to your business success. Podcasting.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Media] To Be a Better Entrepreneur, Look to the Past
    Think about print media, for example. Once the Web exploded, online media companies jumped at the opportunity to push the limits of design. Sure, all entrepreneurs look to the future - but I've learned that the best ones don't overlook the past. As entrepreneurs, we are obsessed with the future. Think about medicine.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] 9 Ways to Upgrade Your Company's Schwag
    Juha Liikala , Stripped Bare Media 2. Face it: No wants your lame keychain. Here''s where to find the promotional tchotchkes your customers won''t toss. Great businesses need trustworthy supply sources. But how do you make sure you''re getting the best deal on business paraphernalia or office supplies before pressing purchase?
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Media] Couple Seeks to Share Experience with Emerging Artists
    Jason Carson and Misty Rae Carson, Founders of Carson Creative, talk about their media entertainment group, which offers project management, timed content release, and development for independent entertainment acts. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
    [Media] Why product now trumps distribution – a framework
    There’s Amazon, Trustpilot and others with their reviews, MoneySupermarket and the other price comparison sites for many financial services products, and, in their own way, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Hat tip to Ben Thompson of Stratechery for the inspiring this post with his article on Selling feelings. He was right.
  • PASSIONATE INTENSITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] When do VCs make mistakes?
    Smaller funds co-invest with famous ones on the premise that the big guys know what they are doing looking at the “earned media” instead of the financial return. Tweet Lately, entrepreneurs reading the VC press  have been seeing investment announcements that leave their mouths agape. Social is important. Sometimes it does.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016
    [Media] The Most Important Political Show on TV
    And it’s a welcome respite from the tabloid quality of our national media’s coverage of the US political system. I can’t recommend it – or Fareed Zakaria – highly enough. That show is GPS (Global Public Square) by Fareed Zakaria. tape it every Sunday morning and watch it religiously. So he has a problem.”. Today’s show? Startup Lessons
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Media] At Work, Do You Make Things Happen Or Just Fill Time?
    Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt! How often do you spend hours answering email and think you’ve actually accomplished something?  have 5 suggestions to help you quit your wasting time to boost your productivity.  THEN, check your email. 
  • BRANDANEW  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
    [Media] How To Build Customer Trust For Your Startup Brand
    Social media makes it so easy to point out issues which may have gone unnoticed internally and these can be sorted out for future customers!  Needless to say, it takes a lot of effort to build a brand that people trust. The degree to which you need consumers to trust you, may also depend on the purchase involvement and the kind of products.
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
    [Media] Instagram
    Dalton’s company, Mixed Media Labs, initially built a product called PicPlz. Now what the hell is you lookin’ for? Can’t a young man get money anymore? Let my pants sag down to the floor. Really do it matter as long as I score? Mase, Lookin’ at me. Two years ago we invested $250,000 in Instagram. Ethics Portfolio Companies
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video
    Related Posts: The Power of Focus Riding With Niner Bikes Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Tell Me About Your Favorite Local Business The Extraordinary Craft of Story Building. On Friday’s the staff takes to the neighborhood on bikes to deliver freshly roasted coffee beans to area residents.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Media] Helsinki's Tribe Studios acquired by Palringo
    The acquisition should fit nicely into Palringo, who recently announced 2014 revenue growth of 100% to $14m, has built their business around selling chat-based games, premium features and rich media messages. With the second Helsinki-based acquisition announcement for the day, Tribe Studios announces it's been picked up by Palringo , the U.S.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Media] [Infographic] The Best Strategy For Online Business Success 
    For instance, social media websites have fast become the best way for business owners to promote their concepts. Success in the online business world will require a lot of hard work. However, it’s possible to automate most of your processes once they are in place. Build and launch the perfect website. Get a lot of attention online. Simple.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways to Give Back
    Offer to serve as a contact or source for local media seeking quotes or background information. Success isn't just a reward; it's a responsibility. Celebrity chef Eric Ripert shares six ways any business can make a difference by giving back. To a remarkable entrepreneur , success is not only a reward—it's a responsibility. Teach.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
    [Media] Finnish Lunchgate Scandal: Nobody will steal your startup idea, or will they?
    was hyped in the Finnish media and on social media throughout the whole day when ResQ was launched. Editor's note: This article was co-written by Tarmo Virki, Maija Kopola, Dmitri Sarle & inspired by Jan Ameri. At the same time, Parkkinen does not list his stint at a project called ‘Lunchie' on his LinkedIn profile. What an idea!”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] This Startup Just Published All Employee Salaries (and a Lot More)
    Probably not, but Buffer , the social media startup, does. I''ve written about how Buffer strives to be a transparent company before, but Joel Gascoigne''s recent blog post Introducing Open Salaries at Buffer takes what was mostly internal transparency to extremely public lengths. Salaries and how salaries are determined. Revenues.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] TransferWise picks up $58 million Series C round
    The company has been successful in building momentum, perhaps due to their #2edgy4you media campaigns like their "nothing to hide" campaign through London and their F¥€K the banks campaign. TransferWise has now raised $91 million to date with name brand investors like Sequoia, Peter Thiel, Index Ventures , and Richard Branson.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 4 Tips For Marketing… To Your Employees
    Encourage your employees to follow the company page on Facebook or the Twitter account you have (if you are concerned about inappropriate comments, create a social media policy). by Nilesh Bhojani, co-founder of  Markitty. Employees outside of sales and marketing are usually unaware of your positioning and latest marketing messaging.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] Tim O'Reilly: Civic Tech Is Not as Boring as It Sounds
    Government is this vast ocean, and politics is this little six-inch layer on the top," Tim O’Reilly, founder of O''Reilly Media, said, stealing a quote from Code for America (CFA) founder Jen Pahlka. O''Reilly spoke recently about entrepreneurship and civic duty at CFA headquarters in San Francisco. It''s with politics. said Norton.
  • 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.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
    [Media] Can You Use Fear to Fuel Your Business?
    How fear CAN fuel your business: Fear steers us in the right direction when we’re not quite sure what to do – do we stick to an internal launch of our new service, or orchestrate a launch on a massive scale, with social media ads, jv partners and affiliates? Cosmo magazine has a Fun, Fearless, Female. There’s Fearless Chocolate.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Why Apple Poached Burberry's CEO
    That zeal came came through in print ads and a series of ebullient social media campaigns--one shared on Instagram, for example, used an iPhone 5S to take slow-motion videos of the clothing line''s Spring/Summer collection. Apple isn''t in need of a makeover, but Angela Ahrendts could refresh its brand. Roll out new products. The reason?
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] New Breeze Blowing in Digital Derry
    CultureTech showcased an impressive array of local arts, digital media, and tech creative talent.  As a judge for SeedComp I heard six pitches to narrow down the field to three winners (each to receive £5000, one to get £10,000). There is a new breeze blowing in the once troubled land of Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] How To Bootstrap your Startup with Your Paycheck
    It focuses on social media analytics and helps to reveal the insights in large volumes of data. Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra. Entrepreneurs looking to launch their startups are often faced with myriad difficult decisions, chief among them being the question of seed financing. 2010).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
    [Media] Want to Start a Blog? 8 Questions to Answer Before You Begin
    When addressing comments on your blog page or social media sites— that’s a fantastic way to initiate productive conversations — you should avoid arguments while supplementing your presentation with additional facts. Okay, so maybe they’re not as common as that last one, but they’re getting pretty close. To make money? Color choices matter.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
    [Media] 5 ways to build company culture with a virtual team
    While companies like Google instill a company culture through a giant, all-encompassing campus, that’s not so practical when you need to hire a designer in the Czech Republic and a social media expert in Chicago. For every desk-bound cubicle-dweller, the dream is to work from home. No physical demands. No need to look over your shoulder.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunding Site Mesenaatti.me Launched By Accident And Successfully Funded 5 Projects
    This hit the Finnish media big time, and the press was lavishly saying that “Crowdfunding is illegal” in Finland. together with Senja sent out press releases to the media, trying to alleviate the false notion of crowdfunding being illegal. Unfortunately, positive news is not really good news in the mainstream media, so nobody cared. ?The
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Media] Developing a Business Plan for Strategic Growth
    Pricing, products, promotion, messaging, channels, social media, support, lead generation—it’s all tactics. The business plan for strategic growth is one of my favorites because it’s about core business decisions, steps, metrics, and making things happen. It matches my vision of business planning as ongoing management and steering a business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Media] 3 Tips For Working Less and Getting More Done
    Please share on social media if you found this post helpful. How to run at full capacity, not like a brain-dead zombie in desperate need of a caffeine fix. First off let me apologize for the image but I couldn't resist a zombie with a coffee mug pic. You've all heard the humble brags. Efficiency can drop by as much as 40%.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Twenty Six
    Seek or Shout – the new online community for media and PR professionals. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. Image sjdunphy via Flckr CC.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] 5 Excuses Costing You Time & Money
    Other entrepreneurs, business groups, church communities, social media groups, friends, and neighbors are all great resources. Letting go of an employee is one of the hardest things a manager can do. But there's no use making excuses. You know it's time to do something about that employee whose performance is consistently lacking. Excuse No.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Media] Four Ways To Boost Innovation
    Stagnating or declining sales even as our competitors waltz past us with exciting new products that captures the imagination and wows the media. We’ve all been stuck in the desert of “been-there-done-that” before. Year after year, our company churns out predictable products and ho-hum services that hardly raises a yawn.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Media] Social Music Streaming With Frenzapp Music
    Wireless music sharing must be the “hot new thing&# – right after we wrote about MyStream ,  Singapore-based mobile application developer Bitsmedia announces and launches Frenzapp Music , an application that allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to share and discover music.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] 2012 Will Be The Year Of The Empowered Merchant, says Schedulicty
    The ability to self-publish quickly via the cloud is moving businesses out of traditional media.  million media tablets will have shipped in 2011.  As more and more consumers are making mobile a mainstay, it will be essential for small businesses to establish a thoughtful strategy. Social media gets marketing dollars in 2012.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #3: What’s wrong with “chocolate fireguard” books – and what to do instead
    Or you could develop a short Wufoo or SurveyMonkey questionnaire, promoting that through your social media channels, to gather relevant data. Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Media] Why Online Reviews Should Be a Part of Your Referral Marketing Program
    These include website design, search engine optimization, social media management, reputation management, and lead generation services Why Online Reviews Should Be a Part of Your Referral Marketing Program written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Developing a strong referral program is vital for many businesses. Summary.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2008
    [Media] Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we.
    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 « Virtual Goods Oct 10th || SNAP Summit Oct 28th (SF) | Main | Got SchadenFreude? The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] 16 Cool Coworking Spaces
    Blueline is a creative design and media house that specializes in web, photography and video production. Now that it has 60 members made up of small tech start-ups, creative professionals and new media, it hosts workshops, speaking events, and networking mixers to grow the Miami tech community. Here are 17 spaces to check out. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] Top 11 Ways to Irritate Your Co-workers
    This is especially true in social media. Are you making any of these etiquette mistakes? Business etiquette isn't just about observing the social niceties; sometimes business etiquette is simply not irritating other people unnecessarily. Here are things that irritate me; feel free to add your own in the comments: 1. You called. It's urgent.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Media] Adform's U.S. Expansion Starts With New Sales & Support Offices in NYC and L.A.
    based publishers interested in expanding their rich-media offerings, as well as media buyers who want to launch programmatically executed branding campaigns. based brands can now leverage our Brand-Led Media Platform to launch highly creative multi-screen digital campaigns that deliver the massive scale they need.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] How to Blow Your Brand's Value With a Single Tweet
    Companies and organizations of all size and budget try to attract customers and positive attention through social media. Promotional tweets on MLK Day showed how out-of-touch many marketers can be with the basics of responsible marketing. Here''s a round-up of the day''s blunders. Day , as Digiday reported. Notice a pattern here? Far worse.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Case Study: No Marketing Budget? Win Over Bloggers Instead
    He also used social media to promote his business, rather than using more expensive means of marketing. Photographer Ron Henry knew his camera strap was a winner. Now he just needed to get the word out on the cheap. After pondering the idea for a few months, he went to a local hardware to buy materials to make his own strap.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Media] Who's any good?
    We need to raise our expectation level--especially in the media, on panels, and in our everyday discussion. The NYC startup community maintains a positive, supportive atmosphere. We celebrate a strong effort. However, that often makes it hard to tell who actually excels at their job and who just mails it in or got lucky. How long ago?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Behaving Badly
    Sometimes customers do things that make you want to take extreme actions. But there's no good excuse for going this far. Every once in a while, a company does something that leaves you puzzled. And then there are incidents that fall into the what-in-the-world-were-they-thinking category. This is one of those stories. The topic? Agreed to settle?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Marketing Insights From the World's Biggest Brands
    Klein found at Smirnoff that social media channels and experiential events have been exponentially more powerful than email marketing when driving brand engagement. This entrepreneur got a few insights from over 100 marketing leaders from the biggest brands in the world. Don''t ask customers what they want; ask them which they want.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Media] Optimize for Facebook's Graph Search
    To find out, I tapped the intelligence of a fellow search and social media expert, Muhammad Yasin of HCC Medical Insurance Services. Bring your business to the front of the pack in Facebook Graph Search using a few optimization techniques. Here are a few ways to use Graph Search to empower your business.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
    [Media] Blog Post Ideas – Never Run Out Again!
    They could happen in person, on the phone, by email, or even on social media. You’re bound to hear about what’s in the news from friends and colleagues in conversation or on social media. If you’re struggling to come up blog post ideas, I can help. What’s not always so clear is what you should be blogging about. Your Audience. Quora.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] The Model That Really Makes Money
    We sell to them by contacting VPs of sales and CMOs directly, through social media campaigns on Twitter and Facebook, and guest blogging on sales-oriented sites (execution). You may have a business model, but you''ve got to nail your sales model before you go to market. Your company has a business model and a sales model. Be patient.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Media] Frustrated With Your Bank? Lending Club To Make Business Loans
    Many, such as Kabbage and OnDeck, have turned to technology, analyzing not just a borrower''s credit score but tapping into payments systems and social media accounts to get a more detailed picture of a borrower''s financial life. Lending Club becomes the latest venture-backed company looking to loan you and your business money. percent.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Media] Want a new job but don’t want to alert your current boss? Hire My Friend may well be for you
    While it’s going up against behemoths with heritage, it’s doing it in a way that integrates social media (an increasingly used tool by recruiters) in a more than cursory way but allows users to retain a sense of control over who sees their information, which in an increasingly privacy-conscious age can only be a good thing.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Snapchat’s second big idea launches today, Snapchat Stories.
    But again, like a frog in boiling water, we got used to that changing too, on social media. Only occasionally do you meet people who can look past what everyone else is doing and see through to an essential truth. Something that is obvious once they say it, but completely unclear beforehand. Bobby Murphy (left) and Evan Spiegel (right).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
    [Media] 6 Reasons Your Small Business Will Fail (And How to Avoid Them)
    Use social media, word of mouth, cold calling, direct mail, and other tried-and-true marketing techniques. According to Small Business Administration research , only half of new businesses survive for the first five years and only one-third of new businesses are able to survive for 10 years. Six Reasons Businesses Fail: . 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Media] The Short Shelf Life of a Facebook Post
    Here's something from IDC program vice-president of media and entertainment Karsten Weide: Facebook's domestic advertising growth has slowed dramatically, from growth rates in the 60s% in the first three quarters of 2011 to 30% in 4Q11 and now to just 21.2% in 1Q12. A new report reveals just how long your Facebook posts make an impact.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] Google+ a Ghost Town? Hardly
    Every social media-savvy tech entrepreneur with any digital credibility is on Twitter. Not only is Google+ not deserted, it might be a better platform for business than Facebook and Twitter. Here's why. But according to tech pundit Robert Scoble, maybe you need not be: Twitter is fast approaching the status of ghost town. Why is that?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Remote Teams to Work Together
    The CEO of a company the works remotely shares his secrets for overcoming the challenges of working remotely. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University claim to have found that “[c]lose proximity improves productivity in all cases,” for instance. What’s behind this seeming contradiction? He offered three suggestions.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Media] What 99 Gen-Y Entrepreneurs Taught Me
    She is also the author of the bestseller The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and an international speaker. Marketing Zen Group CEP Shama Kabani got an earful of entertaining start-up stories recently--and gleaned a few valuable insights about Gen-Y entrepreneurship. during the Empact100 awards. There is no "they." everything changes. shama
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Media] Fan Power
    Yes, the entertainment industry is changing, as it has always done, but in this case the influence of social media – the broadcast medium of our century – can’t be underestimated. One point that Swift misses on is the notion that music is art and because art is rare it is inherently valuable. For music, books, movies, etc.,
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
    [Media] Successfully Get Your New Business Off the Ground With This Free New Tool From Intuit QuickBooks
    The online tool will provide you with a ton of platforms for quick and easy web design, as well as providing some guidance on building out our social media presence. No longer does building a website and social media footprint have to be a daunting or expensive task. Even with all this, it doesn’t have to keep you up at night.
  • REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Media] 3 Tips to a Better, Video Interview
    The phone rings, and a well-known producer at one of your targeted media-venues wants to interview you via video in 30 minutes. Are you ready for that big, publicity opportunity? That’s fantastic! But wait…are you ready? If so, this could be a great, publicity opportunity to help boost sales, awareness and credibility fast. If not, […].
  • WWW.THEVERGE.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
    [Media] After Facebook's IPO flub, value of tech startups falls back to earth
    © 2012 Vox Media, Inc. Login. Report. After Facebooks IPO flub, value of tech startups falls back to earth. By Ben Popper 06.19.2012. The mood was upbeat, but shadowed by recent events, calling to mind that famous Charles Dickens line about the best and worst of times. These firms are underwater on their valuations.". Comments. jptech.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] Meet the 30 Under 30, Class of 2013
    Today, Spartz Media is home to 12 web properties, including the highly popular Harry Potter fan site, MuggleNet, which earned Emerson Spartz an exclusive interview with J.K. Shama Kabani founded Marketing Zen Group in 2009, back when few companies knew they should care about investing in social media. Prepare to be awed! Read More.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] How I Built My Company With Grassroots Marketing
    We hand delivered products for sampling to local family and parenting media. Grass roots and social media are the foundations of our marketing. How Happy Family became the second fastest-growing food company in the U.S. by tapping into a network of moms. There was no money for advertising. We were forced to get creative.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
    [Media] Willful Blindness: Murdoch's (and Your) Leadership Risk
    Regardless of your opinion of Murdoch's media outlets, this is a damning verdict on a man who has built one of the world's largest and most powerful media businesses. Anyone in power can be blinded by employees who seek to please. Who can you rely on to ask disagreeable questions? Power encases its recipients in a bubble.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
    [Media] How to Develop Your Business Strategy
    potential client decides to take on your management consulting or social media marketing. The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do – Michael Porter. love the Michael Porter here because it’s so true, and more so the more you dig down into the front lines of real business, such as small business and startups. Strategy is focus.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Media] 7 Tips for Building a Strong, Vibrant Network
    By the way, I didn't add social media as a tip because, if you're reading this blog, you probably already use it. I was speaking at Internet Week yesterday on networking and so I wanted to gather some of my thoughts. I've been very lucky over the last six years of being involved in the NYC innovation community to meet some fantastic folks.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
    [Media] Networks And The Enterprise
    But a year or so into its life, Disqus started hearing from big media companies who wanted to deploy the Disqus comment system. Many think that USV is a consumer web investor. We don't think of ourselves that way. Thus the consumer web investor moniker. MongoDB is an open source datastore for web scale applications. Lots of them.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
    [Media] Millennials are Born Entrepreneurs. Wait, Really?
    For Gen Y, all the media pieces about digital natives and helicopter-parented, over-scheduled team players seem to have slowly coalesced into one story line about the so-called Millennials: They're born entrepreneurs. Commentators are claiming that Gen Y-ers and Millennials are start-up naturals, and great salespeople. So, what's going on?
  • 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. 8. 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
    [Media] Tips For Emerging Young Entrepreneurs
    Don’t get tempted by the media that the only way to start (or grow) a business is to pitch your idea at a bank or investors until you get a big lump of cash. Ever since writing Europe’s first B2B study of banner ads’ effect on indirect response in 2001 he has regularly been published online and in traditional media. Be memorable….
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Keep Your Customers Coming Back
    This book dives into how to use social media platforms to attract new business and job opportunities While results and ROI may be critical to keeping clients, building positive relationships proves to be the most important. Relationships. In business, that single word may be the most important. And that's just the beginning. Looking for more?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] How To Boost Business With Fantastic Photography
    How many websites or social media sites are you on each day that have photography that just doesn’t quite cut it? I see it all the time. Fast and easy to load websites, well written blogs, great Facebook pages… and then, there’s the photography. know what you’re thinking. Does it represent your vision and goals? Have
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Media] Think Years, Not Months: 3 Tips for Long-Term Growth
    That''s why over the years we acquired a social media marketing company and also added direct mail postcards , online surveys and event marketing to our product portfolio. If you''ve just started your biz and already plotting out your exit strategy, then stop reading now. With that came the hiring of our chief operating officer, Dave.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Media] How Responsive Design Boosts Mobile Conversions
    Social Media: with responsive design, the URLs visitors encounter are the same regardless whether they´re browsing with a laptop, tablet or smartphone. That makes sharing content through social media foolproof, as it´s guaranteed that the recipients will be able to browse the content in the most optimal view. Build an mobile app.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015
    [Media] 11 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They are Looking Forward To in 2016
    Image Credit : Robert Barrows. I am looking forward to the possibility of selling several proposals I  have developed that could generate tremendous advertising revenues  for newspapers, broadcasting companies, magazines, internet media  companies and the internet divisions of multimedia companies. Several Happy New Year! future. Thanks to J.
  • OM.CO  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [Media] Evolution of a Founder: Lessons I have learned
    The more I wrote about the oncoming mobile and broadband revolution, the more obvious it became that the print media was going to fight for attention with cheaper, faster publications. Blogs were part of the shift to a more intimate, frenzied, and on the go media landscape. About. Twitter. Subscribe. Om Says. About Me. Om Malik. Scary?
  • BRANDANEW  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
    [Media] 5 Hacks To Pitching A PR Story That Actually Works!
    Press releases historically were just short descriptions of the products, features and company developments over traditional media. Highlighting your USPs , the latest achievements and jotting down the points of future growth – the conventional approach to giving your PR story a structure. Sadly, the entire thought process.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
    [Media] Where are the opportunities for machine learning startups? [guest post]
    One essential aspect of search relevance is surely ‘trustworthiness’ so that content and claims made in social media and news sites can be verified or scored for authenticity. This is a guest post by  Libby Kinsey ,  a former VC with an Msc in Machine Learning from UCL (bio below). It’s not uncharted territory?—?if Pick and Shovel’ plays.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015
    [Media] How to Make Community the Secret To Success
    Mike Stelzner of Social Media Examiner has done an incredible job identifying his fire starters and in some cases making them a part of the full-time team. He’s also got a large number of volunteer fire starters who help run the extremely popular and growing Social Media Marketing World Conference. The World Domination Community.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Media] Looking Past "Finland Post Welfare"
    What makes this all the better, is that the event was covered by numerous national media and the panelists at the actual event included the hotshots of Finnish business environment; a mix of very influential business people and a group of startup entrepreneurs. Students in Finland have come a long way in a few years.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [Media] Acquisition or Partnership? How to Decide
    Recently, we started to talk to companies in the social media space, because many of our small business customers were using social media in their marketing. We started having discussions with a company called Roost, a social media marketing technology platform for small businesses. Instagram and Facebook. Microsoft and Yammer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Mogul in the Making? What's Next for Randi Zuckerberg
    She's the sister of Facebook's founder, executive producer of a Silicon Valley reality show, a TV drama aficionado, and women's media connoisseur. Here's what the future holds for Randi Zuckerberg. Before long, Bravo approached her with an even juicier opportunity to showcase tech on television and boost her own brand. As Inc.
  • START UP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] The truth about FMCG in Australia
    The traditional brand building media, such as TV, are becoming less effective. Brands that have a share of voice in the new media landscape will be ready to participate in emerging distribution channels when they arrive. Every industry has its challenges. The Evil Duopoly. They don’t have to. And they know it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] The Secret to Winning a Start-up Competition
    It's already used by digital magazines, brand advertising, and media sites to build in deferred shopping. Your PowerPoint is awesome (and memorized). Your pitch is crystal clear. You're adequately caffeinated and totally pumped up. Here's why that's just not enough. They're great networkers who tend to wear a perma-grin.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
    [Media] How to Start a Successful Dental Practice
    Establish a social media presence. To keep your customers engaged when they’re not in your chair, take advantage of social media. Tau makes use of six social media sites, all of which you can access via his website. See Also: Social Media Response Flow Chart for Small Businesses. Plan your practice. Market your practice.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs September Ten
    Roost – Nice tool for businesses wanting to easily create social media campaigns across Facebook and Twitter. Weekend Favs September Ten This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr. Image: Brush Creek after the rain - iPhone John Jantsch. found some great new ones here.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Media] Sifteo Cubes On Bloomberg – And Available Now!
    Last week Bloomberg did a nice short piece on Sifteo. I’m always intrigued on how mainstream media presents new innovations like Sifteo in a five minute segment. If you follow our investments, you know that one of our core themes is Human Computer Interaction. My Investments HCI human computer interaction sifteo
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Media] Startup Weekend Dallas November 18th – 20th
    Your ticket covers smeals, snack, access to exclusive resources from global sponsors, a book from O’Reilly Media and all the coffee you can drink. The 5th edition of Startup Weekend Dallas will be held at the Gravity Centre in Plano, Texas next weekend (November 18-20, 2011). Get your tickets here: [link]. version of our site. Startup Lawye
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] Advertisers Still See TV as the Best Way to Reach Consumers
    During the first three quarters of 2013, global advertisers spent more money on television ads than any other media type by far--even despite massive growth in Internet ad spending, according to Nielsen''s quarterly report. As far as advertisers see it, television is still the most effective medium for getting their messages to consumers.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015
    [Media] Arctic15 Supports European Startups To Grow With Startup Sesame
    Five selected companies will win free access and several perks – for example free or special rate on exhibition, possibility to pitch or social media coverage – to Webrazzi Summit (21–22.10.2015) , Slush (11-12.11.2015) , Pioneers Festival (24-25.5.2016), Arctic15 (2-3.6.2016), Challengers (17-18.6.2016) and Tech Open Air (15-17.7.2015).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] What's Your Business Resolution for Next Year?
    We would learn about an opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in a media outlet or publication and react by scrambling to author a great piece at the last minute. The founders and CEOs explain what they''re planning to change or improve about their business in the coming year. Like what? Read on for inspiration.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Live From Garage48 Or How To Prototype Your Idea in 48 Hours
    Save Print Media - Trying to save the print media? Garage48 is at it again, creating the next batch of exciting prototypes in just 48 hours. Over the course of two years they have gone through 600 ideas, 200 working prototypes and already three teams secured funding from SeedCamp: Campalyst , Mightyfingers and Qminder. Seriously.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] The Future Is Now (If You Know Who to Share a Meal With)
    They gave me an earful about Twitter (old news), texting (essential!), and Facebook (good social media platform but new ones are coming on strong.) Areas of investment include search, personalization, mobile, and social media engagement. When I want to talk about the future, the first thing I do is sit down to dinner.
  • ROB GO  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community (Fall 2013 Edition)
    40 to Follow on Social Media (This isn’t a list of the “best” investors and entrepreneurs, but the folks who are consistently creating good social media content and are active in the community.). Labor Day is over, time to get to work! Boston is a great place to start and build a company. The Grand-daddy. Next major event? Free wifi.
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