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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Why You Might Want to Consider Advertising on Instagram
    On Thursday, the photo filtering and sharing site released early metrics from its initial advertising campaigns , and the results ought to excite social media-savvy marketers. It''s still early days, but Instagram''s newly released ad campaign metrics show promising results for advertisers. Ever thought of advertising on Instagram ?
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] How A 17-Year-Old In India Bootstrapped To $7M In Revenue
    And then we went to the mass media with the story. The following is a guest post written by Sanket Nadhani. He previously headed Marketing and Sales at FusionCharts and just launched an eBook on the complete journey of the company on its tenth birthday. But that's not the interesting part. Also, brevity is good. It's not even sexy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Better Believe It: There Is a Dark Side to Success
    Media outlets take notice-- first local, then regional and eventually, national. Sure, you''re successful now, but how do you create long-term success for your company? Avoid these red flags like the plague. Achieving and celebrating success is an important--and hugely enjoyable--part of business. Success also has its dark side. Focus.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Media] Take a Tip From Singapore
    Food courts in America are bad things—owned by no one, with food that comes from nowhere," Bourdain said at a recent media lunch in New York City, sponsored by the Singapore Tourism Board. What can American businesses learn from Singapore's open-air markets? Anthony Bourdain explains. He contrasted chain-heavy U.S.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
    [Media] Weekend Favs August Twenty Four
    FalconSocial – Complete social media management for teams. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. photo credit: MZgallery via photopin cc. MixBit - Video app that lets you create and share videos as well as collaborate with others in the editing process.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Video Start-up's Fast Track to Growth
    With more than 200 employees, Kaltura has carved a niche for itself in three major verticals--enterprise, education, and media--as the premier platform for video integration. Kaltura, a New York-based video software platform, just raised $25 million in Series D funding. It's on target to become the next billion-dollar video company.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
    [Media] Why It’s Important For a Beauty School to Have a Blog
    Blogs Appeal to the Younger Generation In the age of Snapchat and Instagram, it is almost impossible to run any kind of business without the help of social media. Fashion and beauty are constantly growing and evolving — just take a look at what was considered cool twenty years ago! Business Technology
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
    [Media] Getting Noticed Online: What You Need To Know
    It could also mean having social media accounts and getting these managed and linked to your core website. It’s the perennial problem of the startup. How on Earth do you get yourself noticed? More and more, the space in which you need to speak up is moving online. But how to go about getting noticed online is a tricky business.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Top European Startup Events for the Rest of 2014
    Webit is a massive, premium event of 10 000+ attendees from 110+ countries, 200+ speakers & 300 accredited media, where the Global Digital and Tech Leaders meet. Hugely popular Slush is the focal point for Eurasian startups and tech talent to meet with international investors, executives and the media. Read more here. -.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] What 16 Successful People Read in the Morning
    It''s a constant struggle to keep from being overwhelmed, he says. "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. The Economist," he said. 8.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Out of Sight, Top of Mind
    Unemployment may be stubbornly high, but talk to anyone in the media and technology industries, and there's a good chance she will complain about how hard it is to find talented people. How to keep a business on track when its top performers are scattered across the map. Caldwell, Idaho. Edmond, Oklahoma. Phoenix. Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] The GoPro Army
    Every two or three minutes, a new piece of GoPro–created content is uploaded to YouTube, and Woodman credits those videos—whether produced by its army of customers or by the company's 20-person in-house media team—with much of the company's runaway success. Then he hammers the gas again. The point comes back to storytelling.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
    [Media] Content Creation is Dead – Long Live Storytelling!
    Don’t forget about the human element when you communicate to customers on your blog, through your newsletters, videos or on social media. Content Creation is Dead – Long Live Storytelling! written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Photo via BlogMutt’s CEO, Scott Yates. Coincidence?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Media] Ask an Entrepreneur: Can I Really Start a Business in 30 Days?
    Social Media can supercharge your launch. It allows your supporters to pledge to their social media accounts following your launch date. Are you looking for advice on getting your business up and running quickly? Scroll down for expert tips. If you like them, share this on Twitter with the hashtag #30DayChallenge. Skimping on design.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
    [Media] SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel
    Social media, blogging, and reputation management are all elements of SEO that also carry additional marketing and advertising value. SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. How Did This Happen? There are more than 3.5 billion Google searches every day. Credibility. But What About B2B?
  • 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?
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Media] 10 Keys to Maximizing Personal Gain From a Startup
    You attitude and the clothes you wear assert your authority to subordinates, peers, the media, and customers. Everyone knows that that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). You can’t outsource that one. Volunteer. And then does it.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
    [Media] The Art Of Entrepreneurism
    Take full advantage of living in a society focused around the Internet and social media; Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and online reviews can be the best thing for your business if used correctly. By Ross Sapir,   founder and CEO of Roadway Moving. Build a support network. When you believe in your business, others will too. Love what you do.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs
    We see evidence in the news every day of these irresistible forces of change, like the pervasive global penetration of the Internet, the impact of terrorist activities even to peaceful countries, the power of social media in building business relationships, and the depletion and pollution of natural resources. Economic instability. Be there.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Pages: Big Changes Coming Soon
    Your company's Facebook pages are about to get a big makeover. Here's how to make sure you're ready for them. Spent a lot of time learning about and building out your company's existing Facebook page? Oh well: It's pretty much being upended by March 30, whether you like it or not. And for brand marketers, Facebook is the black hole of marketing.”
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Media] Zayo Group – One of Boulder’s Amazing Startup Stories
    sought to mimic his propensity to leverage social media. I’m intensely proud of both the amazing startup community in Boulder as well as the many significant companies that have been – and are being – created in the little town of 100,000 people I call home. Dan Caruso, the co-founder/CEO of Zayo Group , is one of them.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Turn Your Business Into a Community Building Platform
    Consultants might work with a business owner to build a platform through speaking, writing, blogging and connecting in social media. Turn Your Business Into a Community Building Platform This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. The notion of a platform is one that receives a fair amount of play in various contexts.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Media] How to create a niche – Small Business Spotlight
    ” Social media plays a big role in her efforts, she says, noting “It’s an excellent way to connect with my customers and fans of Puppy Cake.” How many times have you thought “somebody should make…” or “why doesn’t anybody sell…”? “People, myself included, love their dogs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Media] Randi Zuckerberg on Her Next Act
    When asked what compelled her to launch Zuckerberg Media , her latest foray into the online video space, Zuckerberg replied, "When I looked around at the landscape, I saw you have all these companies investing more in original content, but there were very few places for makers, for content creators." Hollywood wants to see credibility
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] Why Introverts Make Great Entrepreneurs—Plus 5 Tips for the Entrepreneurial Introvert
    Or, you might put together a thoughtful social media campaign or series of blogs from the privacy of your own office. Photo: Getty Images. What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg all have in common? In addition to being some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, all three are introverts. Understanding Introversion.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
    [Media] 10 Ways to Supercharge Your B2B Lead Generation Efforts
    Social media as a lead generation tool is simply a really powerful way to build and nurture relationships. Syndicated content  My get sponsored tactic above is a form of syndication but paid options such as Outbrain can be effective ways to get your owned media assets and content in from of targeted leads. Heres how it works.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How to gracefully wind down a failing startup
    Keep the media (and your social media) out of the equation. Eric Mathews is an entrepreneur and investor. Whether you are driving a car or running a startup, looking ahead is oftentimes more important than looking behind. When times get tough at a startup – and I mean really tough – it is easy to look backwards and reflect.
  • AGILE VC  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Media] The Rise & Fall of Great Venture Firms [Part 1] ? AGILEVC
    How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. The Rise & Fall of Great Venture Firms [Part 1]. July 11, 2012. NextView’s still in its infancy… we’re barely two years old and are just part of the way through investing our initial fund. Kleiner).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
    [Media] 2 Tools to Turn Customers Into Cheerleaders
    You can also integrate game campaigns across multiple channels, such as social media, email campaigns, website, your online store and more. Incentivizing current customers to buy more and bring in new business is a huge opportunity you can't miss. As a business, you're always trying to acquire new customers, which is essential. Pretty cool!
  • GOOGLE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)
    When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. Change is good. When a product becomes more fun or makes us more efficient, we embrace change.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Media] ThingLink Paves The Way For US Expansion
    Neil himself stated: 'By turning images into a platform for rich media, ThingLink is innovating a new paradigm in consumer engagement'. If their service gains popularity on the other side of the Pacific, we can expect it to connect with more media and spread exponentially ThingLink will soon open offices in San Francisco and New York.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [Media] Mini Seedcamp Stockholm, Companies Taking Part
    Bitspace from Stockholm, Sweden: Platform for curated collections of media. Campalys t from Riga, Latvia: Combines the best of Facebook Insights and Google Analytics, and bring it to you - so that you can measure the precise ROI of your social media campaigns. ffund.it Garantikoll.se Meaning through Quality and Influence.
  • 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.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
    [Media] #winning: 6 @charliesheen quotes to make you a better entrepreneur
    Over the past week there has been a huge focus in the media and even the geek internet culture around Charlie Sheen's supposed breakdown. He's been doing a lot of interviews, but mixed in are a lot of interesting quotes that can be applied to entrepreneurship. An entrepreneur is on a thin border between insane and brilliant. We code magic.".
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] Why Cities Should Help Artistic Entrepreneurs
    Creative entrepreneurs also fuel industries such as architecture and media, argues Kauffman. A new report urges cities get more proactive when it comes to entrepreneurs in the arts. Cities must rethink how they treat artistic entrepreneurs, according to a new paper from the Kauffman Foundation. Nationally, the arts generated $135.2
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [Media] Create a New Business Bubble, Don’t Chase Old Ones
    Social media darling Twitter is the most fragile of these bubbles. In finance, a bubble is too much money chasing assets, greater asset production and a herd mentality. In all these cases, a bust is inevitable, and everyone loses. Overconfidence. In finance, “this time is different” is the beginning of a new bubble. Supply and demand ignored.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Media] Rebecca Minkoff: Inspiration Is Closer Than You Think
    Here''s how the fashion designer uses social media to stay close to customers. Much of our success is also based on the relationships we''ve established with customers on social media. With $35.7 million in revenue in 2011 and a three-year growth rate of 498 percent, Rebecca Minkoff earned the No. 706 spot on the 2012 Inc.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Media] Psychological Backfiring: What No One Tells You About Neuromarketing
    Recently, Dr. Brian Cugelman of AlterSpark and Dr. Agnis Stibe of MIT Media Lab published a scientific paper on psychological backfiring. You’ve read about color psychology, system one and two, emotional persuasion, etc. know you have because it’s everywhere. It’s on KISSmetrics, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Tweet It!].
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016
    [Media] 15 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Inspirational Business Quote
    Thanks to Chris Phoenix,  Phoenix Media Group. #7 – No Path. Thanks to Adam Binder,  Creative Click Media. #12 – Like a Tree. Share André Gide wrote that,”Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” Photo Credit: Frederick O Towles. Patton. Maguire.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016
    [Media] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 40: Stan Gloss and Matt Armstead
    Next on Entrepreneurs are Everywhere : Chris Schroeder , Internet/media CEO, venture investor and author of “ Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East ” and Andy Cunningham , founder and CEO of Cunningham Collective. A lot of people, especially in the Midwest, will spend their time thinking too small.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Media] [Competition] Expand My Brand
    based EXPANDMYBRAND Startup Challenge , organized by social media agency EDGE Collective. If you run a social marketing technology startup, check out the U.S.-based Registrations close on Friday, September 14. Events & Happenings competition EXPANDMYBRAND social marketing social technology startups United States
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
    [Media] [Singapore] Play(Book) It With Music
    You don’t normally think of using a Blackberry device to play music, much less on a tablet, but Research In Motion (RIM) and digital media delivery company 7digital have teamed up to bring over nine million tracks to BlackBerry® PlayBook™ users in Singapore through a new Music Store app.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Media] Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter!
    An author, entrepreneur, speaker, and connector, Peter Shankman is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing and advertising. He Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter! written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015
    [Media] Upworthy Unveils Plans to Produce Original Content
    The media site's new editorial director outlines her vision for Upworthy's future
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013
    [Media] 5 Startup Culture Crises That Need Immediate Action
    With today’s 24/7 flood of information and social media, the team expects to be constantly updated on what’s going on at the top. Most entrepreneurs start their company with the highest of ideals, and wouldn’t dream of building one with a culture of indifference or downright unethical behavior. Big bad investor interference. Marty Zwilling.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Media] Five Ways To Make Your Nonprofit Brand Stand Out
    In some ways, social media has made it easier for your organization to connect with potential supporters; yet, on the other hand, it’s amplified the noise in the category, making it harder to get noticed and connect. This could mean providing regular opportunities on social media for them to share their own experiences related to your cause.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Media] 10 Ways To Increase Your Brand Awareness
    Social Media. Unless you have been living under a rock, then you should already be using social media. Use social media as an outlet for creating a connection with your followers. by Dan McCarthy, event manager for Venueseeker. business is only as successful to the extent that consumers are aware of the company. Write a Book.
  • 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?”. final test.
  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Media] Smart Data, Diversity and our Decentralized Future
    We’ve seen peer to peer networks connect people in lending, media and other industries, as well as the emergence of collaborative consumption and the sharing economy. As a keen traveler, observer of the world and a technophile, I’ve been struck by the parallels in the development of technology with the broader the evolution of humanity.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Funding from Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban and Other Stories
    They have maintained their relationship with Kickstarter backers through the platform itself and via such social media platforms as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube, even running successful contests on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Sometimes your business needs money fast. You have to get your hands dirty. Persistence. cities.
  • JEFF JORDAN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
    [Media] Unpacking the Grocery Stack
    commerce has disrupted a number of large categories, including media, electronics, apparel, and home furnishings. Photo: Getjustin. If you’re shopping in these categories, there’s a strong and rapidly growing chance that you’re going to buy them online. But that’s not the case for the largest retail category: grocery. Your fridge awaits!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
    [Media] Is Your Business Making The Most Of Modern Technology?
    Take a moment to look at any big company’s social media pages, and you’ll see customers talking about their experiences with them – both good and bad. 2016 is certainly an exciting time to be alive. It seems that every other day there’s some new software or gadget that the whole world raves about.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Media] Say No To Absent Fathers, Yes To Paternity Leave
    The news was received enthusiastically and immediately garnered more than 300,000 encouraging likes, over 15,000 appreciative comments and media attention. Image credit: Father and son from Shutterstock. by Ankita Sheth, co–founder of Vista Rooms. In November 2015, Facebook Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted his paternity leave plans.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] What is the future of retail?
    Contrary to what the media repeatedly tells you (‘online is the only way forward’), a 2013 study by A.T. If someone is following your business on a social media site, your offers are available to them in-store. You’re right to be concerned about what this means for your business, but perhaps not in the way you may think. billion.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] How to Import Your Blog to Your Facebook Page
    There’s little doubt that social media is important to most businesses’ marketing efforts these days. But the time it takes to maintain your social media presence is sometimes hard to find, so anything you can automate makes life much easier. Facebook is of course right at the top of the list of social media sites
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
    [Media] How To Select A Franchise Attorney
    You can either do this through personal conversations with other franchisees, or you can use the internet and social media. Social media is a great tool to hear what personal opinions are on the work that has been done. A lot of people choose to launch a new business as a franchisee. What Is a Franchise Agreement?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    [Media] 7 Ways To Make Teamwork Work
    Put social media to work. Social media staples like chat, instant messaging and screen sharing can make it easier to complete project tasks and capture and measure data. by Igal Hauer, CEO of Help Desk Technology Corporation ( www.ServicePRO.solutions ). Each assumed that someone else was handling an assignment. Divide and designate.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Media] 3 Tips For Finding The Right PR Agency
    PR is an important way to garner more attention and visibility for you that goes outside the traditional marketing routes and instead focuses on editorial content, media outlets and other organic (and free!) press coverage opportunities. Here are three tips for finding the right PR agency for you and your business. What is it? Wrong.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Newsflash: Winning Is Everything
    Andrew Collins is the CEO of a multi-award winning social media and technology company Mailman. Andrew was featured as the Top Entrepreneur under 30 in Australia in 2008 and continues to grow a extensive network of online media assets. ?. By Andrew Collins, Founder & CEO of Mailman Group?. Winning IS everything. ’  ??People
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Community Relations And The Small Business
    Use the Media. By cultivating good relationships with the local media, your chances of coverage are raised. by TJ Saunders. If you own a small business, good public relations is essential to its success. You can’t expect to realize profits without the community’s support of your company. Attend Events. Donate to Local Charities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Sometimes you gotta build the sidewalk from scratch and sometimes you just follow the tracks
    love this example and I think it applies well to social media, mobile and innovation at large. One of the great things about Engauge is that we/I continue to hire people a lot smarter than me. I’ve always subscribed to that model. Why hire people that aren’t better/smarter/faster/badasser than you? Badasser is a word. Out loud.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] WikiHow's Recipe for Success
    On top of that, it's a media company where everyone owns its content. Unlike Yahoo Answers, About.com, and eHow (which Herrick sold to Demand Media in 2006), wikiHow lets anybody edit articles, but uses multiple layers of quality assurance to try to make sure the changes are good ones. and the company is intentionally self-funded.
  • 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.,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Media] Why the World Doesn't Need Another News Reader App
    As the traditional media business contracts--newspaper revenue is declining at a 4.2 And as more media brands push towards an aggregation model, readers are growing weary of them. For some entrepreneurs, the decline of the traditional media model represents an opportunity to rethink media--and rightly so. Facebook has 1.1
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [Media] Business ecology and the four customer currencies
    Now consider a traditional media business. The value of the attention that the media company collects determines how profitable it is. In the old days, these media companies would then themselves plow this profit back into marketing and advertising, and grow. Now consider a traditional media business. As soon as possible!&#
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Media] 4 Easy Ways to Lower Your Monthly Expenses
    Social media marketing is a pivotal area you can’t afford to ignore. After all, every man and his dog has a Facebook or Twitter account in this day and age, and it doesn’t cost the earth to create your own social media accounts and start using these to connect with your audience. Fortunately, though, you don’t have to.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] 3 Steps to Chaos-Proof Your Brain
    Social networks and the chattering media provide a constant background hum of possible risks, opportunities, competitors, and irrelevancies. Contemporary life, with its flurry of e-mails, alerts, and appointments, can feel overwhelming, even for entrepreneurs. Train your brain to deal with the chaos. So what can you do? What does she suggest?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
    [Media] Email Marketing Best Practices for Lead Generation
    Add social sharing buttons so people can share your email on their social media accounts. Email Marketing Best Practices for Lead Generation written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Leads, leads, leads. Everybody wants them and once you have a few, you will want more. When you do get more, you will want better quality ones.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
    [Media] How to Write the Competition Section of Your Business Plan
    Nowadays, however, websites, social media, and reviews are widely available on lots of local businesses. Before anything else, realize that yes, you do have competition. Once in an extremely rare while, a new technology will appear, for a short time, as if it has no competition. What if I don’t think my business has any competition?
  • 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.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] Skype Small Business Profile: Wendy Kenney
    Wendy Kenney: We are a virtual marketing and PR agency that provides outsourced marketing services including social media management, content creation and publicity. Thanks to Skype, that’s not so for Wendy Kenney, President of 23 Kazoos Marketing and PR. asked her a few questions about how Skype helps her make all of it possible.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015
    [Media] 5 Easy Steps to Nailing a Sale
    next easy step from there is turning to social media to learn a bit more about their experience and/or personal life. 5 Easy Steps to Nailing a Sale written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Looking back, that thinking came from me not fully understanding what it takes to be in sales. Do the Research. Ask the right questions.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] 10 Dos and Don'ts of Launching an E-commerce Site
    To find out what it takes, I sat down with Erik Huberman, CEO and founder of Hawke Media , a company that''s worked with dozens of large and small e-commerce brands to help them develop sales and marketing strategies. Setting up an e-commerce shop these days takes no more than a few hours--max. DO test your product. DON''T give up quickly.
  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] How to choose the right design agency for your startup
    Do you need help with your social media strategy? Before joining Google, Mike Buzzard founded Cuban Council, a world-class design agency that worked with clients like Google, NASA, Francis Ford Coppola, Facebook, Zynga, Tom Waits, BBC, and Evernote. John Zeratsky. Our startup needs design help. What do you need? Do you need a logo?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Media] Enterprise Wizardry For Small Companies: Welcome To Oz
    As a serial entrepreneur, he has a background in Fortune 500 sales, marketing, and corporate training, digital publishing and media. By Daniel DiGriz, CEO of MadPipe. One day, we all look up and realize our businesses aren’t in Kansas anymore. In the past, we viewed company processes as static, because the economy was steady.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
    [Media] Christine: Top 10 Mobile Marketing Campaigns
    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. David Clemons CEO / Founder Push Mobile Media - a new media company. Christine (.net)
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Media] Too Many Leaders Still Rely on Their ‘Golden Gut’
    There is so much positive feedback on the value of involving customers in product development, and the use of social media for crowd feedback, at a very low cost, that’s it hard to argue that one person could have more insight alone, and be right more often. It’s been downhill from there. just finished reading a new book by Thomas H.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] 10 Ways to Make Your Biz Look Bigger Than You Actually Are
    How then does a first timer convert an idea into a masterpiece like Marini’s Branchout or Gary Vaynerchuk’s Vayner Media? Projecting a professional image isn’t just about wearing a sharp suit and sporting a gold Rolex these days. Why build someone else’s dream when you can build your own? Check out these 10 tips: 1. Dress Sharp. Look sharp.
  • 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?
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy
    Despite the fact that Apple had/has industry leading hardware margins on its incredible computing products, Apple felt the need to take 30% of the revenue that was created by its app ecosystem as well as 30% of the revenue from media rentals and sales. However, Amazon owns a digital media business built around Kindle.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
    [Media] Startups Should be Wary of Disruptive Technologies
    MySpace and several others, who arguably pioneered the disruptive social media technology, never really survived to enjoy it. How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” Investors will wait for more traction. Christensen in “ The Innovator’s Dilemma ” way back in 1995.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] The Case For Creating A Podcast For Your E-Commerce Or Software Company
    But when you consider Pew’s State of The Media Report finding over 32% of Americans also report “Liking” audio podcasts, and Apple reporting over 1 billion combined subscriptions, something becomes apparent… image source. Podcast consumers also spend a significantly larger portion of their time using Social Media. image source.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Media] Working With Your Spouse: 5 Rules
    You need to know this in advance, or you’ll never be able to take advantage of any media coverage. Going into business with your spouse isn't for the faint of heart. Here are five rules that will increase your chances of success. Business partners talk all the time about being “in the trenches” together. Right. Goals.
  • DEIMAR  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012
    [Media] Finding The Right Customers For Your Business | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jun 4, 2012. Finding The Right Customers For Your Business. by Deimar Gutierrez. 4.6.12. Pin It. Basically, customers mean everything for a company. Pin It. Deimar Gutierrez.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Lessons From 4 Failed Start-ups
    Kratee E-commerce and Consulting is a media company that operated from 2009-2011. Serial entrepreneurs reveal what they wish they had known when they were first starting up their companies. Maybe true, but still. No one likes to fail --and it''s never easy. Just ask the following entrepreneurs who learned the hard way.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Media] The Fantastic, Dystopian Future of Social Networking
    Your Facebook account--or whatever social media you use--will know. Think of it as Yelp meets Nike+ shoes meets Facebook meets Google meets Twitter. Start-ups: Start thinking now about where you''ll fit in. In the year 2020, social networking will look different. So I''m going to do a little prognosticating. Data will do the work for me.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design
    The researchers then analyzed the eye-tracking data to determine how long it took for the students to focus on specific sections of a page – such as the menu, logo, images and social media icons – before they moved on to another section. They People make snap judgements. It takes  about 50 milliseconds  (that’s 0.05 seconds.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] “What I’ve learned about creating meaningful work”
    Yes, I’m talking to you friend, the person who thinks they are awesome at it. I’m also talking to myself, for every time I leave social media open because I think I can do actual work and keep up with status updates and retweets and blah blah, all at the same time. Paul Jarvis  is a Web designer and author. To innovate. Experiment. Show up.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Media] 5 Tips For Creating An Engaging Blog
    The goal here is to attract the attention of potential customers, and also media attention. by Emma  Rosser of  Publicize. For a startup leader, it can be tough to make waves in your industry and draw attention to a new endeavor. Simply stating the usefulness of your product is not enough. –  Javed Hussain, Alif Baa. 2.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] The 2015 Digital Marketing Rule Book. Change or Perish.
    Why not go from trying to have a Gatorade ad on every TV sports event in the hopes that I'm watching to doing that plus doing social media right and have a direct relationship with me? Oh, and you are right that people bought Kenneth Cole stuff even after the insensitive tweet because only a few people are on Social Media. Get it?
  • 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
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Media] Now That You've Destroyed Your Reputation, Here's How to Fix It
    That may mean leveraging the preexisting good things and fine works the executive has done, influencing with our technology, and utilizing our veteran strategists on the Web." If it''s a legal problem, Schiffer says, he has a team of media-savvy attorneys to help leaders get out of legal trouble. "It all requires meticulous care and precision.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Media] How To Start Branding Your Startup Online?
    Every startup dreams about getting coverage on big tech medias and newspapers. He is active in social media, and arranges webinars and lectures around the country. There’s still a good deal of startups and big corporations, who do not regularly update their social channels even though they might provide social media as a service.
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