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ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Think you're the hottest startup in the region? Prove it and win €50,000 at the OP Pitching Competition @ Arctic15
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
This year we feel that the finalists will get even more chances for success, as more prizes will be awarded, more investments will be made and the media turnout is going to be phenomenal. Ready to join the impressive list of our alumni, get €50 000 investment, over €5 000 in services, media attention and much more? Apply here.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Companybook Brings Companies Into Their Own Social Network
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
To get some sort of idea about the company, Companybook also provides a media reputation chart that determines positive and negative news articles based on the the company's name is used in the sentence. You can google ambiguous search terms, try to dig through LinkedIn, or you can search through business directories with limited success.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 3 Ways to Establish Your Company's Voice
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
Put together a "voice and tone" document with examples of what a customer support rep might say based on questions being asked, what kind of language a writer producing content for your blog or site can use, tips for social media content, etc. Having a unique personality can help you stand out from your competitors. Put it down in writing.
CONVERSIONXL [Media] Psychological Backfiring: What No One Tells You About Neuromarketing
| TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
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!].
FRED DESTIN [Media] Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners merge, change name to Watlington Venture Partners, go Huge
| FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
Today Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners announced that they were combining to create a new powerhouse in the global venturing world. This is going to be huge” commented Frank Boehnke. “ I always wanted to be huge”, added Fred Destin. We’re taking this market.”. Daniel Ek was having drinks with Bono again and could not be reached.
FRED DESTIN [Media] On personal brand, transparency and social contract in venture capital. Oh yeah, and blogging.
| MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
The very candid interview does a good job of capturing my views on personal brand and the use of media in venture capital, and which I republish below. So if you have substance and can play the media game well, which is Fred Wilson-like, that positioning is highly sustainable. BostInno: Why did you start blogging? But so what? Check.
- [Media] A Summer Plan for Unemployed New Grads
there are designers, retail stores, ecommerce companies, fashion media, PR, investors and analysts, manufacturers, etc. 10) Start organize or offer to help someone else organize an industry professional group of somekind--the Fashion PR Meetup, the Young Media Buyers Meetup, or the Up and Coming Traders Meetup. Ok, let’s see.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 3 Effective Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business
| THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
Related posts: Using Media Relations to Boost Your Business Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing. 3 Effective Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. million times you’ve heard that you need a blog to get more customers.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Developing a Business Plan for Strategic Growth
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
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.
- [Media] How to Attract Investors to Your Start-up
Social Media makes this even easier that it ever was to maintain and grow your own network across the globe. Any new entrepreneur knows that investors can provide more than just capital to their business — they can become resources for organizing, marketing, and realizing ideas. Tip #1 network everywhere. Tip #3 attend events for start-ups.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Start-up Marketing: Go Big or Grassroots?
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
So I muddled through doing what I called "community marketing" and would later be coined social media marketing. In just over six months of muddling away at this, we launched our beta product to a flurry of media, sign ups, and excitement. With a $5,000 monthly budget, Buyosphere cofounder Tara Hunt has a dilemma. Nothing. link].
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Writing a Press Release in 2014: Five Tips
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
As technology moves forward, so should a press release, changing it from a dry document to a rich media promoting your news and read by everyone from journalists, bloggers, potential clients, investors, and partners. Editor''s note: This is a sponsored post put together with PR Newswire. Here are some tips that we came up with. 1.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Finland Takes First Steps To Tolerate Failure
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
Most national media outlets in Finland have covered the day and spread awareness through doing so. Finland has one of those peculiar western cultures where failure isn't tolerated. Failure isn't tolerated socially nor is it tolerated in the society at large. This means, that failure is at the core of high risk entrepreneurship.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Don’t Try to “Pull an Instagram.” Here’s Why …
| SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
case, which is what is often never written in the annals of the tech news media. Instagram. It’s understandably on everybody’s mind these days. Clichés abound about, “You know what would be cool? Still, there will be a “next.” will weigh in with some thoughts soon. Was this a good thing? It sucks. Let me explain.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Promotional Products: the Most Durable Marketing Money Can Buy
| MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
Is your social media game on point? When we talk about marketing these days, it’s all about the digital. Is your website on fleek? Is your mobile advertising on fire? On and on and on it goes, and with good reason. It’s estimated that 81% of all consumers look to the web before making a purchase , alongside 94% of B2B customers.
- [Media] Meet the Entrepreneur-Heroes of the Boston Marathon Bombings
After the FBI released their photographs to the media, authorities say brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed a police officer and carjacked a Mercedes SUV, driven by a entrepreneur who had just moved to the U.S. He asked the media not to provide his full name in accounts of his story. Here are some of their stories.
- [Media] Purpose Will Save Your Business, Your Body & Your World
Article contributed by Nick Seneca Jankel , entrepreneur, speaker, author, founder of ethical innovation and leadership consultancy WECREATE Worldwide and Ripe & Ready , whose purpose is to create enlightening and empowering media content that ensures the digital generations, and our world, thrive. This is not about smarts. Switch on.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Make Community the Secret To Success
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015
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.
SOCAL CTO [Media] Map of VC Investments
| FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007
His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse.
- [Media] Winning Companies Lead With A New Culture Mindset
With today’s interactive social media and the real-time Internet, both customers and employees see inside your company easily, so you can’t hide your real company culture. These days, that includes the initiative to bring up issues and tap the wisdom of “crowds” through social media, employee forums, and listening to industry influencers.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] How $10 and the iPhone 7 Earned This Startup 1.5 Million Visitors in a Day
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Overwhelming coverage of Apple’s new release has occurred yearly since they announced the first iPhone in 2007, and now some startups are using the inevitable #NewiPhone trending topic as a platform to launch their own media blitzes. Image credit: Apple. Apple’s press domination comes as no surprise to anyone. Million Visits in a Day.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] A Better Way to Work Technology Into Your Business
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
The new wave of digital technologies, especially mobile, social media, and the cloud, are evolving at rapid speeds, driven by empowered end-users at the edge of traditional corporations. Technology is moving fast, and so should your company. Here's how to systematically instill a tech-savvy culture.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] For Nicholas Negroponte, the Future of Tech Is Ingestible (No Joke)
| TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
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.
- [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).
THE PRODUCT GUY [Media] User Testing by Example
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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 , Ladislav Bartos, lead a conversation around “User Testing by Example”. Signup to be a Mentor Today!
START UP BLOG [Media] Yes, the robots will take you job, but…
| MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
…there are not that many bison hunters any more. This is a very short way of saying that all jobs eventually get replaced by technology. Technology will take the role of many white collar jobs, just like machines have taken away many blue collar jobs, just like the plough took away many farming jobs. The allocation just changes.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Take These Leadership Skills From the Boxing Ring
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
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 [Media] The Secret to Winning a Start-up Competition
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
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.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Startup Tips: Ask Your Customers For Feedback. Then Act.
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012
This can be the simple suggestion box I mentioned or the contact us form, but toll-free phone numbers, social media tools, email, and chat are all great channels for customers to reach you. A few months ago, veteran crowdSPRING Buyers may have noticed something new when they completed wrapup on a project. Listen always and all ways.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 6 Creative Ways to Figure Out If You’ve Got a Good Business Idea
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
“Mentors can be people in your same field, or even free mentors or business advisors through the SBA (or other agencies), but the value of getting a professional’s opinion on your idea can not be emphasized enough,” advises Blair Nastasti, CEO of Media Moguls PR. So you have a great idea for a business, right? Reach out!
CONVERSIONXL [Media] 3 Things Beginning Conversion Optimizers Completely Miss The Mark On
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
His team decided to take the experience further by including more media in future iterations, but ultimately found there was “no substantial difference” between the rich media, and simple pages on mobile devices – going to show, you never really know unless you test. Let’s test button colors? Or maybe call to action text ?
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Don’t Believe Everything You’ve Heard About Selling
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
Truth: Social media is just the chocolate powder sprinkled on top of your cappuccino. By Martin Limbeck, “ NO is Short for Next Opportunity: How Top Sales Professionals Think “. If you’re a small business owner, chances are your job entails some degree of selling. You may have even attended seminars to help you improve your sales skills.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Is Your Business Making The Most Of Modern Technology?
| MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
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.
STARTUPCFO [Media] The Saas Math Funnel: Acquisition
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
As the name suggests, acquisition is all about driving new users, readers or buyers depending on whether you’re running a SaaS, media or e-commerce business respectively. For the 3rd instalment of SaaS Math , we’re going to dig into the 1st step in the conversion funnel: acquiring users. Though I will share some thoughts on that.
- [Media] 3 Ways to Be a Popular--and Effective--CEO
Today we are thriving and just launched the biggest email and social media marketing software release in our company''s history. As a CEO or leader, it''s your job to move your company forward. But you can still balance that with being liked by the people you lead. Chief executives at LinkedIn, Ford Motor Co., Empower your people. For real.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] The Future of Mobile Search Marketing
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
Here, Justin uses SEO, Paid Search, Content Marketing, and Social Media to increase conversions and leads. The Future of Mobile Search Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. The adoption quickly exploded and in 2012, global smartphone adoption reached 1 billion users.
ROB GO [Media] The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community (Fall 2013 Edition)
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
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.
- [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 [Media] Jobbatical raises €510 000 for reshaping the future of work
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
One of the hottest early-stage startups from the Baltic region right now, Jobbatical , announces raising €510 000 today on their latest funding round. Every day hundreds of people join our talent community and we have grown almost twelve times since April. The investment round was led by early stage fund SmartCap.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Inventure adds Kiosked's Ekaterina Gianelli as Director
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
At Inventure, she will be drawing from her roots and focusing on Online Media, SaaS and eCommerce. Inventure says with Gianelli joining the team, Inventure is launching a seed investment allocation, "a portfolio of 15+ seed-stage investments mainly in the digital and online sector."
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
Our investments focus heavily on the financial services industry, digital media, mobile applications & infrastructure, SaaS / Cloud and retail innovation. The tech market is filled with many stories of early-stage funding. It’s even more exciting when you can report an exit of a company that is a major win. Solving bigger problems.
DSHEN [Media] The MIT Problem for Startups - DShen's Blogs
| THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
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!
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Bootstrapping Your Way To Launching Your eCommerce Business
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
Social Media Marketing. Join all social media platforms and be sure to post consistently with compelling imagery (candid photos and conversational messages work best in contrast to professional imagery with standard product descriptions on site). by Milysan Troche, founder of MyHauteCloset.com. Website & Hosting. Product. There?s
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 7 Tips To Follow When Hiring Start-Up Employees
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
Social media review. Nowadays almost everybody has a social media profile on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Pinterest. Main areas of her interest are content marketing and social media campaigns. by Nicole Davies, online content executive at ShortCourseFinder.com.au. Go with your intuition. Reference check.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Transfluent Adds Sina Weibo Support For Brands to Target China's Twitter
| TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
The launch was followed by over 10 million fans within the band's social media streams. The band has a loyal following on Sina Weibo, the top Chinese social media site (with 500M+ users Weibo is the second largest social media service in the world, second only to Facebook), where the band's messages were posted in Mandarin.
MARKET BY NUMBERS [Media] The Art of the Customer Development Conversation
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
How do I know? If there are two things the world doesn’t need more of, they are Internet Marketers and Social Media Gurus. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and clearly Internet and social media marketing can be effective. uservoice, get satisfaction, et. buyer? boss?), and possible solutions. Ask them.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Power of Financial Transparency With Employees
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
In fact, the company spent more money building out new research about social media and television convergence and holding a virtual conference. Make sure your staff understands how money flows through your company. You'll improve the bottom line. have also had employees try to expense everything from dental floss to mascara.
- [Media] Your Next Hire: Foreign, Web Savvy, Hungry for Challenge
Social media, combined with the explosive growth of online education, has created a real opportunity. The next generation of entrepreneurs literally have the world at their fingertips. Here''s why you want to employ them. Finally, I took a 16-month tour to find out. Take a young man I met in Senegal launching an online payment system.
- [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
Tweet Nothing But the Truth A team of international scientists have embarked on an unusual project: They''re working on a lie detector for social media. A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed. 1. Maybe it''s finally time to talk to your banker.-- CNN Money 2. VentureBeat
THE NEXT WEB [Media] 6 reasons to consider adding Live Chat support to your business
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, a freelance writer and a social media enthusiast. This The main reason above all, is that live chat offers convenience for customers right from your website without them having to leave looking for assistance on the phone, email or social media. Real-time convenience to customers.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] Ready to expand your startup into Asia? Read this
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
He is currently CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60 million in funding. . Prioritize the markets. Laser focus.
- [Media] Who's the Top Entrepreneur? Your Call.
This media personality has been ranked both as the richest African American and the most influential woman in the world. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. Who Is the World's Greatest Entrepreneur? You Decide. What does it take to be the greatest living entrepreneur? You’re about to tell us. We don't either.
- [Media] Be a Rule Breaker
Today, the Internet and social media make it easier for entrepreneurs to get the word out about their businesses, but it also makes it much easier for hundreds, thousands, even millions of people to catch wind of your idea and rip it off. But the lessons other small business owners can learn from her are still powerful and important. By Us.
WWW.SMASHINGMAGAZINE.COM [Media] Innovative Techniques To Simplify Sign-Ups and Log-Ins
| THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
If so, this may be your opportunity to join Pixable, voted by Time Out… Drupal Developer - NJI Media - (Alexandria, VA) - FullTime We’re a small, fast-moving, agile environment and our team of developers is growing. Most designers are familiar with the conventional ways. The reason is understandable. Chances are, it will work. icons.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Use Your Tax Refund To Grow Your Small Business
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
recent survey conducted by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council reveals that 74% use it to manage social media marketing, 71% for email marketing, 34% for mobile websites and 18% to manage operations. By Carla Freberg, Vendor Services Manager at Balboa Capital. Doing so can help you maximize your tax deductions.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Making a Cold Call? Do These 4 Things First
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
Use LinkedIn, other social media, search engines, and you own business experience to build a profile. Cold calling is hard enough when you're calling "out of the blue." Here's how to lay the groundwork in advance. Cold calling is difficult, especially when you're calling "out of the blue." Sometimes you don't have that luxury, however.
- [Media] 4 Secrets for Marketing on Pinterest
Instead, Elizabeth Daniel New York (or "EDNY") made skillful use of social media in general and Pinterest in particular. Can't spend as much as you'd like to on marketing? Here's how one clothing company uses Pinterest to close the gap. Especially when your marketing budget can't match those of your better established competitors.
- [Media] The Kings of Concentration
In 2009, researchers at Stanford University''s Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab gave cognitive tests to 49 subjects who spent a lot of time surfing the Internet, watching TV, and hanging out on Facebook. The "Focus Movement" is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? more productive workplace.
- [Media] 4 Lessons for Mid-Life Entrepreneurs
They have the hard business skills, but they may not have a firm handle on emerging technologies and social media trends. Using Facebook, twitter and the like to drive your social life is one thing – using social media to drive your business is another entirely. Entrepreneurship doesn't have to be young person's game. ”
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How to Succeed in 2013
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
That means high quality relevant content, a user-friendly interface, and an integrated search and social media effort. We asked some of the brightest entrepreneurs we know what it's going to take to make money next year. Read on to find out which advice you ought to steal. It just means 'not right now.' Pair them up. You need a strong ego.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] The Best Financial Advice For Launching A Freelance Career
| TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
Try downloading a tool like Focus, which blocks access to time-sucking social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. by Eyal Shinar, CEO and founder of Fundbox. As the gig economy expands, freelancing is becoming a viable and attractive option for many millennials and recent college graduates. Don’t: Rely on personal finances.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] How to use PR Firms at Startups
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2011
And you need somebody who is committed to keeping up your presence in blogs, social media and other online forums. One of the most frequent questions entrepreneurs ask about when they raise a little bit of money or are getting close to launching their first product is whether they should hire a PR firm. Their competitors took it seriously.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] Conversocial: A case study in thought leadership based marketing
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
For those of you that don’t know Conversocial is a cloud based service used by brands and retailers to manage and engage with their customers on social media. Handling the volume of social media for your brand (newmediaandmarketing.com). Customer service is the most important use case. Related articles.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 10 Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs on Achieving Your Company’s Long-Term Goals
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound. - Zach Clayton , Three Ships Media. 9. Having long-term vision is one of the keys to good leadership, and necessary for any successful business. All the complications are what make executing your long-term vision the sign of success; it’s definitely not easy to do. Goals.
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG [Media] Venture capital vs self-funded for high growth technology businesses. This was surprising.
| MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
38, Net Media Planet Ltd, Internet, 840%, Self funded. 40, Saffron Media Group Ltd , Media and entertainment, 801%, VC - Beringea. We ran a quick analysis of some of the fastest growing companies in the UK and see who the most common investors were. Carl Schramm talking about US innovation and venture capital. Now PLC.
HEARPRENEUR [Media] 30 Entrepreneurs Share What Makes Their Business Unique
| FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
Our campaign was fully funded within the first 11 hours and we received close to $200,000 in total pledges. 2) We call our customers “fans.” We find these guys on Social Media, we talk to to them there, we sell them watches, we help them with pre and post sale queries, and we invite them to help develop our products. For now. Education 2nd.
THE PRODUCT GUY [Media] Managing your Product Management Career
| MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
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 , Adrienne Tan, lead a conversation around “Managing Your Product Management Career”. Better Products.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] How to Get Funding from Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban and Other Stories
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
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.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Media] How come VCs are. jerks?
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
The media portrays the job of a venture capitalist as one of "picking" a winner. That was a question posed to me by a new analyst at a venture capital fund. Admittedly, I finished this person's sentence after their long pause. but the word "jerks" was agreed to as the direction they were taking the question. So what gives? We're not jerks.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Why College Is a Great Entrepreneurial Incubator
| MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
In addition to my Organizational Communication degree (which I’m now using for my job as a social media marketer), I also have a degree in Theater. Oh, college. I’ve been out just a few months and already miss it enough to eat a pint of Ben and Jerry’s while sobbing into my couch cushions. Access to free advice and mentorship. More gutsy?
DAVID TETEN [Media] How Startups are Disrupting Financial Technology
| THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
I participated in the Milken Institute Global Conference last week, for the first time. It was very worthwhile, a chance to connect primarily with other investors (mostly public markets/private equity), and a range of other people (media, tech, academics, etc.) I definitely recommend attending if you have the chance.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
Plus, the fund that’s rapidly becoming the most famous for this model actually seems to be doing full service most effectively for itself--with a record of major media hits--and overpaying for its investments. 5. On tap for next year: Big changes are coming to everything from e-commerce and hardware to incubators and VC funds.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 5 Creative Ways To Build Your Business’ Brand
| THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
Owning Social Media (Taco Bell). 5 Creative Ways To Build Your Business’ Brand written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. When we think about branding for business, we tend to consider only the most obvious examples such as our logos, names, perhaps the basic design and layout of our website.
- [Media] 7 Reasons to Start a Blog Before Shipping a Product
Since a startup by definition is not a recognized brand, you are the brand, based on the social media culture of today. With the an estimated 150,000 new websites and 7.3 The biggest excuse most startup founders mention is too much to do building a product, mapping strategy, investors, etc. Find potential partners. Populate your team.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Are Online Ads Getting Too Expensive?
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
As a recent survey shows, many small businesses market on social media without paying , primarily using Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. A recent report suggests the days of cheap online advertising are dwindling. But a look at the numbers reveals a more complicated picture. Are the days of cheap online advertising dwindling? Time to panic?
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Get in on the revolution in venture funding
| FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
How social media networks can reduce financial needs for start-ups. The social web is drastically changing the way young companies get noticed, and getting noticed by the right person or network can mean investment, growth, and ultimately business success. But money doesn’t grow on trees. How mentors help bring products to market.
SOCAL CTO [Media] Social Networking and Business Value
| FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009
Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Corporations increasingly see social media as a key PR, communications and marketing medium.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 3 Bootstrapping Rules to Live By
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
As I''ve written previously, it takes a village to compete in the modern people economy, and we''ve built and nurtured a community of users who are always willing to answer questions and to swap notes with new and prospective customers, whether on the phone or on social media. They have to be. Here''s how to avoid that temptation.
- [Media] 5 Steps to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy
Start with a new understanding of the real customer need, their search process in finding you (referral, website, social media), and most desired payment model, like one-time payment versus subscription, or lease versus purchase. But the reality is that sellers are no longer in charge of the customer buying process. Marty Zwilling.
- [Media] How Virgin Atlantic's Marketing Nails It
• A Virgin crew took to social media and found a customer at work who was having a grey, rainy day. Virgin Atlantic is a small airline with a big personality. This is how it lures customers from the big guys. I''m on a new customer experience journey at my online marketing company VerticalResponse. Maybe they''re the No.
- [Media] How to Promote Your Blog With These Top 10 Strategies?
Sharing Content on Social Media If you have a rather new blog and have not many followers, then sharing your blog post once on Facebook , Twitter or Google Plus may not yield a great result. How to promote blog with social media? With word of mouth, your brand and blog could be spreading like fire in social media. #10.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Scoopshot Adds Video Support To Its News Photo Service
| TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
It what seems like a natural move for today's increasingly digital media, Helsinki-based Scoopshot has launched video support to its news photo crowdsourcing service. The company will start offering video to its media customers sometime this month. Scoopshot boasts 65,000 photographers in 159 countries, as well as 45 media partners.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Master of Customer Acquisition, Matt Coffin, On Startups …
| TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
Their strong skill was online media buying and optimization – they rarely would do CPA deals – mostly buying CPM. I recently sat down with Matt Coffin , the founder of LowerMyBills, which sold for $400 million but was very nearly a bankruptcy only a few years early, and talked “startups.. The answer? Something so simple.
FRED DESTIN [Media] The Boston Surprise
| THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
Even the media side has seen dramatic evolution. Now that I am leaving Boston I can talk about its startup ecosystem in all candor. When I came over 4 years ago , it was essentially as an act of belief in my partner Jeff and in myself. To be frank, I did not expect much. For that was the perception of the region from afar. Steampunk is back.
CONVERSIONXL [Media] Why You Should Embrace Transparency Marketing
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
You can be transparent on your blog, but if you have really sketchy practices, they’ll leak out in other media and you’ll be left looking disingenuous, worse off than before. Various studies have estimated the average consumer sees anywhere from 3,000 to 20,000 marketing messages each day. Of course, most of these go unnoticed.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Dear Customers, Sandy Hit. Now What?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
These efforts are, of course, greatly amplified in the always-on era of social media. Perez, CEO of Highbrid Media, a minority marketing consultancy based in New York. It also encourages customers to keep track on the company blog, intelligently making use of social media for updates. Be careful. Stay safe.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Google is Flexing Its Search Muscle. Why Shouldn't It?
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
Obviously, both the social media and search services come from Google, or the 800-pound gorilla as it's called by SEO professionals. If you're questioning the unfairness of Google+ activity affecting rankings of Google you shouldn't be surprised. It's not the first time. Google, the search giant. What's your opinion?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Livefyre Snaps Up Storify
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
That''s why on Monday the Livefyre founder and CEO acquired Storify , a service that allows anyone to curate social media conversations across Facebook, Twitter, and other mediums. Storify will be rolled into Livefyre''s StreamHub offering, which helps Livefyre''s media customers manage real-time conversations with readers.
BRANDANEW [Media] Does Content Marketing Actually Work?
| MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
When people read your content and interact with you through comments and social media, you build a bond with them. It’s a growing field. But many think of content as a field with a need for extensive resources that can’t fit into the plan of a lean startup or small business. Does content marketing actually work? Click To Tweet.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] This Startup Just Published All Employee Salaries (and a Lot More)
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
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.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Use Content to Generate Referrals
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
photo credit: Hubert Burda Media via photopin cc. I’ve been pushing anyone that would listen to create boatloads of high quality, educational content. You do good work and people want to refer you. So, here’s your reward for taking me up on that. Below are five ways to use content to enable vibrant referral relationships. Invited content.
MEDIA VC [Media] The "Fog of Uncertainty"
| SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010
On July 9th, The Wall Street Journal highlighted this ambivalence as these sentiments were conveyed at the recent Allen & Company media mogul conclave in Sun Valley. Tags: Current Affairs Media Technology Venture Capital Venture Pinball Web/Tech entrepreneur funding investor start up vc It also might get worse.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 10 Steps To Quality Website Content
| MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
It supplies you with great content to share on social media! Once you post on your blog, make sure to notify your social media followers in case they want to read it! by Cassie Crudo, operations manager of HubRunner. Core Website Content. Here are five steps to narrowing down your core website content: Step 1: Identify Conversion Goal.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] What If You Needed to Fire Yourself?
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
Social Media Training Course Beta Testers Needed This whole social media thing for small business can be. What If You Needed to Fire Yourself? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing I had an interesting conversation with one of the most dynamic free agent entrepreneurs I know.
FELD THOUGHTS [Media] Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore
| MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
This dynamic has been reported thousands of times so I don’t need to go through it again, but we don’t have to look back very far to hear the drum beat from the media, LPs, and everyone else about how “VC is dead.” There are so many things wrong in the article I felt compelled to write about it. Huh, what?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 17 Hiring Secrets for Entrepreneurs
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
We asked Inc. readers to give us their best hiring advice. Here''s what they said. Last week, Inc. asked our Twitter and Facebook readers an important question. Here are the 17 most useful pieces of advice for anyone looking to hire: 1. Prepare for a job that doesn''t yet exist." - Sarah Cargill, Cargill Communications 2. Talent can only go so far.
ONSTARTUPS [Media] The Power of Focus And The Peril Of Myopia
| TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
HubSpot (my company): When HubSpot started, we set out to build a suite of marketing applications (including content management, SEO tools, social media, blogging, marketing analytics). Greed is good. Gordon Gecko. Focus is good. Steve Jobs. I'm a big fan of focus. I'm such a big fan of it, I try to apply it to as many things as possible.
- [Media] 25 Successful Copywriting Experts You Should Know
Six Super Easy Ways to Create an “Information Rich” Website Gloria Rand Gloria is in internationally recognized expert in SEO Copywriting and Social Media Marketing. Looking for some copywriting tips or wanting to hire someone who can write a persuasive message for your audience so that they can convert? Staring at a Blank Page?
READWRITESTART [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 75th Session Spotlights The Midwest
| THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
Jobseekers, therefore, need help cleaning up their social media profiles so that objectionable material does not find its way to these background check scenarios, disrupting their chances of getting hired. The discussion today was around Social Media financing and go-to-market strategy. Sponsor. Spikeball. like these two strategies.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Lessons from Amazon: How Well Do You Know Your Customers?
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
The more people that interact with you—through your site, social media, blog, salespeople, etc.—the You already know how to divide your audience into broad groups. Now it's time to create unique individual targeting. What do Pandora, Netflix, and Amazon all have in common? All three are world-class "segmenters." Brilliant. link].