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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].
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How NOT to Run a Family Business
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
This week, James Murdoch is being grilled by the Leveson inquiry which was set up to investigate the British media in light of the phone hacking scandal that has rocked British journalism, led to several arrests, and the resignation of James Murdoch from his United Kingdom board and executive roles.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Small Business and Startups: For Great Service, Speed Counts
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
Email, phone, social media, and chat are the most common methods of contact; our surveys show that the vast majority of our users prefer to contact us by email, but many still like the phone and more and more contact us via Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ to request help. Contact methods. Support cycles. Capacity planning.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Small business and startups: great reads from the business press
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
American Public Media: Marketplace. American Public Media: Marketplace. I have been spending some time recently with the online business press. Lots of great articles and information out there, so I thought it was time for another edition of the Business Press roundup! Small business news. NY Times. Entrepreneur.com. Forbes. NY Times.
- [Media] How To Conduct A Quality Podcast Interview In 7 Steps
Naturally I asked him how this happened and he said the story behind his business (Virtual Dating Assistants) was picked up by various media outlets, including television coverage in the USA. Six months after starting this blog back in 2005 I purchased what at the time was a cutting edge MP3 player, called an iRiver. Here we go… 1.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 12 Ways to Get Your New Product into a Major Retail Chain
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
Make sure that their price is somewhat in line with your online pricing. - Jason Grill, JGrill Media | Sock 101. 6. Investing in something new is a gamble, so how do you get stores to begin carrying your product? What is one tip you have for getting a brand-new product into major retail chains? Their answers are below. 1. The customer?
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 4 Things Game of Thrones Can Teach You About Business
| TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
With the help of Kate Connors, an account manager at Media & Communications Strategies , a communications firm in Washington D.C., we’ve put together a list of four business lessons that come straight from the twisted plot of this series. 1. million viewers per episode, and has been lauded as the network’s most popular show ever.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] How To Be A Dog Of A Leader… In A Good Way
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015
by Dr. Warren Harmer, author of “ Business Planning for Small Business “ Outrageously bad employee behaviour makes for great stories in the media. The old adage of ‘ one bad apple makes the whole bunch go bad’ really does apply when it comes to culture. Great employees often leave bad teams. Enter bad apple. What’s on the nose?
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 3 Crucial Elements Every Successful Website Must Contain
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
Not only will that let customers know more information about your products or services, but it will also give you links that can be posted to social media sites. Are you looking to start a new business in 2015? Then you must consider building a website and trading online. However, many new entrepreneurs get things wrong. Others web design
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Overcoming The Kiddo Factor
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
She is also the founder of the Chicago Literati Networking Event and frequently speaks on the topics of branding, social media, and networking. By Dana Kaye, owner of Kaye Publicity. I’m used to being the youngest person in the room. The first step in gaining the confidence of others is having confidence in yourself.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] At Work, Do You Make Things Happen Or Just Fill Time?
| TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
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 [Media] 5 Creative Ways In Which Brands Can Create Remarkable Content
| MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015
Your content may be awe-inspiring, out of the box or use the latest media but it will not impress if you are not rooted in strong values. Organic content is very good for your online health and certainly adds longevity to your brand presence. This kind of evergreen content is usually that which is inspired. Don’t tell. Original. 2. Voilà!
SMALL BUSINESS FORCE [Media] Sales Myths - Selling's Easy and My Product's So Good It Sells Itself
| FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
Get their input before you develop a major marketing campaign, even social media. At the end of the day, sales are what makes or breaks a small business. Yet many entrepreneurs, especially those who are the product gurus in their company, never fully grasp either their importance or the process that drives them. First, let's dispel the myths.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 5 Exercises in Perceptive Listening
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
Related Posts: 5 Stages of the New Sales Cycle As a Selling Skill Listening Is Overrated How to Be Present for Your Business If you want to see…listen The Single Most Powerful Use of Social Media for Small Business. 5 Exercises in Perceptive Listening This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Or, perhaps more accurately, redevelop.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Keep Your Friends Close & Your Customers Closer
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Social media provides the opportunity to share aspects of your family and friends, which make you seem more approachable to your customers. Letting customer relationships stagnate is dangerous for your long-term health. Here are three ways to let your customers know you care. After all, relationships are the key to repeat business.
AWEISSMAN.COM [Media] The Great Fragmentation
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
A few weeks ago my partner Albert Wenger wrote about Facebook being unbundled: "Facebook's Real Mobile Problem: Unbundling" where he opined that "mobile devices are doing to web services what web services did to print media: they unbundle." They disintermediate incumbent industries but also do the same to any new attempts at re-aggregation?
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] Link Post (weekly)
| SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
Social Media Connects Us to Friends – Not Prospects – Kern Lewis – Marketing Nuts and Bolts – Forbes. tags: blog media. The American Spectator : America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution. tags: blog. Leveraging Infographics to Improve Your SEO Rankings | 3dcart Shopping Cart Software Blog.
BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG [Media] Knowing Your Audience in the YouTube Era
| TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
A few months ago, when Senator John Kerry was in Pakistan to push for the release of CIA agent Raymond Davis, he held a Q&A with local media in Lahore. But perhaps he does know his audience -- it's just that the audience is not the local media assembled in the room. What's going on? If so, he's not doing a very good job. Business
- [Media] Startup Riot 2011 Live Blogging 2nd Session
Digify Media Real-time mobile only news application for vertical markets. Think WSJ iPhone app for more niche media. Well after a yummy lunch at the Yumbii truck and a lot of good networking and Sanjay story telling we are back for the 2nd hour of pitches. Dealy Deal of the day software. Dealy It's an interesting app called TrendOY!
NON-LINEAR GROWTH [Media] Adapting to the Great Reset
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
The final stage – when the change in psychology fully reveals itself in the popular tech media – always arrives more violently than the trends at its core justify. You would have to be hiding under a rock to have missed the shift in private tech investor sentiment that has become apparent over the past several weeks. Spend less.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Doing Business in China: Lessons from an Expat Entrepreneur
| FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
Of course, politicians, business leaders, and the media in the West have all taken notice. powerful marketing tool in that regard is social media and especially WeChat, China’s equivalent of WhatsApp. Today, China is without a doubt one of the most exciting places in the world to do business. See Also: Starting a Business Guide.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] 1 Twitter Tip You Can Fix Straight Away
| MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
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FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 'I Knew I Had a Great Idea When.'
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
Adam Witty, founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group "I was in a diner in Oklahoma on a Saturday morning eating a hearty breakfast of eggs and ham. We kept growing by word of mouth, but it all changed when we had some media coverage and universities started to contact us asking to join. Seven entrepreneurs share their stories.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 4 Takeaways From the Iconic 'Got Milk?' Ad Campaign
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
They were really astute in their media planning." It''s no accident the "Got Milk?" campaign lasted nearly 20 years. Here''s what every marketer needs to know about why it was so successful. To find out a bit more about why "Got Milk?" had the staying power it did, I spoke with San Diego State University marketing professor George Belch.
ANDREW PAYNE [Media] The Attention Gatekeepers
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
For example, Demand Media took a huge hit after Google’s search engine updates lowered rankings for low-quality content. ( DMD is down 80%). I’m seeing interesting cases where Facebook, Google or other gorillas content presentation tweaks, and then some other company’s business is directly impacted. Ramblings Software
THE STARTUP LAWYER [Media] Startup Weekend Dallas 4
| MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources from global sponsors, a book from O’Reilly Media and all the coffee you can drink. The 4th edition of Startup Weekend Dallas will be held the weekend of June 17 to June 19 at Tech Wildcatters HQ (2700 Fairmount, Dallas, TX 75204). Get your tickets here: [link].
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] Google Going All In on Mobile
| MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
The tech media, and general media as well, is all a flutter about Google acquiring Motorola Mobility (note that this is one part of Motorola, the other being their Solutions group which is 2x the size of Mobility in terms of revenue). In the end, I like this acquisition for Google and now all attention shifts to Microsoft and RIM.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Findery's Caterina Fake: Don't Chop Up Your Day [VIDEO]
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
Caterina Fake answers questions about growing a business, excelling at social media and getting customers to spread the word for you
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How Great Business Writing Gets Done Quickly
| THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
He likes to write on social media, small business and education related topics. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Steve Aedy – Enjoy! Great writers know a thing or two about how great writing is done. After all, that’s their job. Think, Therefore I Have a Headache. Respect that fact.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] Some evidence of the UKs growing stature as a centre for technology and entrepreneurialism
| FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
The thriving art, fashion and media scenes make London an attractive place to live for many entrepreneurs and developers. It's Friday and I'm going to indulge myself in one of my favourite passtimes - talking up the success of London and the UK as centres for technology and entrepreneurs. Happy days. London
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Swedish Neighbourhood Sports could undergo a Major Update through Sportswik
| MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
Sportswik is what you could think of as an online sports media magazine that hosts coverage for all those who lack the attention from larger media providers. And on top of that they get the chance to have their own personal media channel. Value through visibility. Not to mention where’s the money to keep the cogs running?
- [Media] 9 Qualities of Remarkably Confident People
They can connect with almost anyone through social media. It''s easy to spot cocky people. But the truly confident? That''s a lot harder. I''m not particularly confident. Scratch that, I''m situationally confident : sometimes very much so, other times not at all. So I spend a lot of time thinking about how to gain confidence. Swell.
- [Media] 5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower
If you can''t say no to checking your social media accounts ever few minutes. We all spend three to four hours each day resisting desire. So what do people with remarkable willpower do differently? Willpower is not something you either have or you don''t. Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Here''s how you can too: 1.
- [Media] 10 Times You're Better Off Saying Nothing at All
This one is among the scourges of social media. You know the saying that sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all? Here are 10 of the times when that is most true. You''ve probably read before about the key phrases that greatest leaders say every day. When the other side in a negotiation starts debating against itself.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Net Neutrality Ruling a Blow to Web Startups
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
In the absence of such rules, for example, a company like Time Warner could block its competitors'' websites, or charge its customers for premium service, privileging content from large media companies while squeezing out individual bloggers. A D.C. UPDATED at 3:40 p.m. In Verizon v. FCC , the U.S.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Who's Hiring the Most College Grads?
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
” Beyond tech, other high-demand fields included health care, engineering, business operations, finance, and media Competition for educated workers is particularly tough in these four cities, according to a new Brookings report. Looking to hire a college-educated worker? Following San Jose were San Francisco, Washington, D.C.,
MEDIA VC [Media] My Favorite Holiday Passtime
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
Current Affairs Media Technology Television Venture Capital Web/Tech Weblogs bear stearns dance draw google kiss lehman technology zeitgeistAround this time every year, Google delivers a digital bon bon to anyone with a wisp of curiosity and a moment of spare time. Here resides my favorite section: the "How To" searches. 2006. 1 . Wiki. 3 .
MEDIA VC [Media] Purple Cows and Publishing Blues
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
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THE NEXT WEB [Media] 5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
That same year I formed The Cutler Group, a public relations agency that helps innovative technology companies achieve high-value media coverage. To avoid that fate, I decided that I would start my own company — and I would make it work. In the beginning, the firm’s assets were limited to $200 in my bank account. Don’t get an office.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] The Three Pillars Of A Winning Marketing Campaign
| FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
This includes resources such as social media, blogging and adding links. You can do this by using different forms of social media or investing in viral marketing. Starting a business ? Any successful company owner will tell you that marketing is key here. Without marketing and promotion, your new business will be dead in the market.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Innovative Ways To Attract Visitors To Your Exhibition Stand
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015
Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter are the perfect places to build a following of people and businesses who may be interested in your products or services. Posting on these social media sites about upcoming exhibitions is an effective way to notify potential visitors before they even go to the event. Use Technology.
K9 VENTURES [Media] Working to Walk: Designing my Walking Desk
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015
Plus, on an iPad, I would be wasting time on social media ( Flipboard works real well on an iPad to browse through Facebook and Twitter content while using the elliptical). It’s Sunday. Luckily my eyes allow me to do this for now. Hat tip to Jeff Clavier who has been doing the walking desk thing for a while now). Far from it. Design.
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.
- [Media] 10 Silly Things Entrepreneurs Say
CEO Ben Smith and SVP of Business Development Mark Menell of Wanderful Media , a startup that re-imagines the digital circular through FindnSave.com and a suite of mobile apps, like to collect silly things entrepreneurs say. And more importantly, what to say instead. Some people keep lists of overused phrases and verbal tics. We can do both."
- [Media] Seven Common Small Business Mistakes and How to Deal With Them
Shop the competition, stalk their social media pages, and keep a radar on emerging businesses invading your territory. Keep in mind that more start up businesses fail than succeed, but those who follow this advice are more prepared to ward off unnecessary blunders than wind up in bankruptcy. growth model. Not Raising Enough Money. Price.
BUSINESS PLAN BLOG [Media] Seed and Series A Technology Funding Report
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
Average and Media Seed and Series A Deals. The average tech Seed deal has stayed consisted at $800K with the media at $50K as outlined in the graph below: The average tech Series A deal reaches $5.1M Tech Seed and Series A Medians and Averages Show Little Change. Juiced Series A deals typically range between $8M and $15M.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Breaking Into the New Hispanic Marketplace
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
This post received 67 comments. '> Break Media's new site, TuVez, is aimed at Hispanic males. Break Media is no stranger to niche marketing. Their success has made Break Media one of comScore's top 50 Web properties in terms of unique visitors; last year, revenue grew 90 percent. Break Media's approach is a site called TuVez.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Are Your Words Killing Your Brand?
| THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
It’s for writing website copy, social media posts, blog articles or any other type of content you produce. Are Your Words Killing Your Brand? written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: BigStock. ” And as a verb: “to give a product a distinctive identity.”
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG [Media] 31 things I learned the hard way about growing a SaaS business. GBP from Duane ‘Startup’ Jackson, Kashflow
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
This encourages social media posts about your service – “anyone got an invite code for Flinkywinks?”. Be a human on Twitter and other social media, not just a company. It’s called social media for a reason. A guest blog post – a quick read with 31 real life lessons learned building a SaaS business. Duane is different.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Win Every Sale with Visual Thinking
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
This is easy if you are selling something like a bicycle but it's not always easy if we're selling a social media service, for instance, or a branding campaign. Is your product or service a coveted diamond or a chunk of coal? See the forest for the trees by following one author's inventive process. What does it look like? Keep it simple.
- [Media] 9 Surprisingly Good Reasons to Turn Off Your Smartphone
Someone is explaining something you either already know or don''t need to know so you wander over to your email or to your social media accounts. You probably already know that taking a break from technology is good for you. But take a look at just how good it can be. He''s on a mission to get that message out. Yes it can. Like this post?
LIFE BEYOND CODE [Media] Why is it hard to get support for your first startup?
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
You may get backlash on social media and you goof up big time by the way you handle those issues. In general, startups are super hard. As you are struggling through things, experts around you have a field day of pointing all the gaps that exist in your thinking, execution and support structure. You may not be able to raise capital on time. 5.
HEARPRENEUR [Media] 11 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They are Looking Forward To in 2016
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015
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.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] How mobile games can make a global difference (and still be profitable)
| SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
As with social media’s rise and its ability to connect with massive audiences at a reduced cost, mobile developers are now realizing the power their games have to engage with huge groups of people and influence users in real-world situations. Oliver Miao is the CEO of Pixelberry Studios. Address the right issue. Sincerity matters.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Selling With Stories
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Now, some may suggest that social media sharing has opened the world up to a new level of personal storytelling and some might suggest that perhaps we are sharing “too much information”, but either way, the power of a relevant story to help educate, connect and yes, sell, is undeniable. It wasn’t always the case.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] In Marketing, Good Things Come to Those Who Are Transparent
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
With the launch of a social media campaign called "Name That Mushroom," Arora and his cofounder flaunted their imperfect-looking product. Here''s how three companies advertised the good and the bad to win the love of their customers. Every company has its quirks. So the the company decided to address the issue head on. It was a hit.
- [Media] Press Release Success in a Post-Panda World
If they were reading this release, would they want to hit the “share” button, putting it out over social media? There’s no shortage of guides out there that will tell you how to format you press release or offer strategies on pushing out catchy headlines to catch the eyes of journalists. should know, I wrote a pretty good one myself. Yikes.
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!].
- [Media] Biggest Lie in Sales Today
They've read an article, attended a speech, or seen media mentions and remembered our earlier discussions. Chances are, you've heard this one--many times. Don't want to hear it again? Try these tips. Of all the little white lies that sale prospects might tell you, "We'll keep you in mind" ranks among the most common and insidious.
POSSIBLE INSIGHT [Media] Seed Bubble Watch 1st Half 2012
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
Given IA Ventures ‘ big raise noted in our last installment, we’ve got two NYC new media funds blowing up. Yes, it’s time for another edition of “Seed Bubble Watch” The subtitle for this round is, “Still Waiting to Inflate.” Current spreadsheet is here. annual rate to a $7.4B
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Infographic] Secrets To Creating A Viral Infographic
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
by Justin Beegel, CEO of Infographic World and the author of “ Infographics For Dummies “ The evolution of technology and the rapidly changing landscape of social media has made life interesting and difficult for marketing and advertising executives. Here are five tips for creating an infographic that will go viral and global: 1.
JEFF HILIMIRE [Media] Startups can point to the future
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
This morning I’ll be heading over to attend Startup Riot , a one-day conference in Atlanta (put on by my friend @sanjay and fellow Shotputter ) where 50 startups get three minutes each to pitch their business to hundreds of venture capitalists, angel investors, other entrepreneurs and the media. Start-ups Technology startup riot
ONSTARTUPS [Media] We Like Humans, But We LOVE Code (Machine Learning Case Study)
| THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
If you don’t use media queries in your CSS… you might not have a great marketing design ( tweet ). The following is a guest post by Jonah Lopin (@jonahlopin) , founder at Crayon. Jonah is a HubSpot alumnus, and I''m an angel investor in the company. Here at Crayon , we love humans. But when it comes to solving problems, we prefer code.
- [Media] Goldman Sachs: Don't Expect Any Internet IPOs This Summer
Anthony Noto–co-head of telecommunications, media, and technology investment banking at Goldman Sachs–told the crowd at the F.ounders conference on Thursday that he doesn’t expect another Internet company to go public until after Labor Day, TechCrunch reports. Facebook cannot shoulder all of the blame, however.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 3 Pitching Tips From Notefuly, This Year's SXSW Startup Competition Winner
| TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
The pitch-off culminated a seven-month competition called Student Startup Madness , which was developed by Sean Branagan, director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. And of course, there''s the holy grail of the startup world that winning competitions can lend: instant credibility.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Seinfeld Super Bowl Ad: A Marketing Lesson
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
Though "Seinfeld" quickly trended on Facebook and Twitter, I was surprised to encounter multiple takes --both in the media and from friends--saying the reunion didn''t live up to the show''s glory days. I, on the other hand, was enthusiastic about the short reunion. It got everybody talking on social media. It accomplished its goals.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Last-Minute Black Friday Plan
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
To be successful, a small business must provide what the big boxes can’t: * Personalized service * Specialized knowledge * Sense of exclusivity In the media world, this is called “counter-programming” – appealing to the people who aren’t following the crowd. Forget slashing prices and big ad campaigns.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
| FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
Another very cool bit of media that I ran across is called “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Happy International Women’s Day ! What a wonderful day to celebrate, not only because I get to celebrate my side of the gender spectrum, but also because it’s a perfect time to take a look at how women are doing in the business world. think so.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] One Message, One Voice, One Way To Win
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
Media today is everything that gets in the way of communication. The media may not know much but they do know the real thing when they see it. It Really Does Work, Especially for MSM Most mainstream media (MSM) outlets don''t know anything other than what you tell them. To cut through the clutter, grab the mic. One message.
STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS [Media] Entrepreneurs Challenge The Gartner Hype Cycle
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
While, in the field of social media, social monitoring and activity streams as well as shopping communities, have moved into the Peak of Inflated Expectations. The Hype Cycle was a concept put forward by Gartner, Inc. back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. Peak of inflated expectations. Marty Zwilling.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] Scaling-up: Turning the corner from starving startup to growing company
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014
Social media is now an indispensable factor. Listen carefully and humbly to your users, using social media channels to provide real-time technical support. Noam Fine, co-Founder and CEO of Widdit , providing app developers engagement solutions over the mobile and Web platforms. The monetization challenge. Keep ‘em coming back.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How I Built My Company With Grassroots Marketing
| TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
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 [Media] Why Everyone's an Incubator Now
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
That experience, says David Chang, COO of PayPal media network, reminded the company how invigorating it is to work in a start-up environment. From Microsoft to PayPal, it seems every day another business launches an incubator. Here's what's motivating them to get in the game. These days, it seems, there's an incubator for everything.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Do You Stink at Public Speaking?
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
Determine your topic by coming up with three great tips in your particular area of expertise, (social media, customer service, financial services, technology, etc.). Stop with the excuses, and start off with these low-pressure steps to launching your speaking career, and increasing your brand-awareness. It takes too long to pay off.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How to Get the Most From Your High-Potential Employees
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
But you should also support your program with social media, long-distance learning, and interactive techniques. If you really want your high-potential leadership program to impact the organizational culture, establish an alumni group, making the most of chat rooms, newsletters, videoconferencing, and social media to keep everyone in touch.
STARTUPCFO [Media] Gameon Finance
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
Media and entertainment companies looking for new opportunities. Tax credit experts, law firms with media practices and investment services. Investment analysts in the area of technology and entertainment/media. This January 20 and 21 in Toronto, the 4th annual Gameon Finance conference is taking place. Private equity investors.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Interview] Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, On Crowdsourcing
| THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
There are many ideas and movements that aim to get businesses or communities to act and put social media into a bigger and much better context: the sharing economy, access economy, collaborative consumption, co-creation, collaboration, open innovation amongst others. Do you think it’s a fad that will die down anytime soon?
SMALL BUSINESS FORCE [Media] Do You Know How Your Customers Really Feel and What They Are Really Saying About You?
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
Because, unless all your customers are very active in social media, you aren't going to even scratch the surface of understanding how your customer base really feels. If not, why not? Most entrepreneurs assume that they have happy customers. And, of course, every entrepreneur wants his customer to love his product and his company.
- [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?
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
Business Etiquette Tips for dealing with VCs and Corporates at Conferences. This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. With the LeWeb conference about to start in Paris I thought the timing of this post would be appropriate. Apologies in advance if it sounds arrogant – just trying to impart some realistic advice. Waste.
HUNTER WALKER [Media] Disrupt Your Industry With Love, Not Contempt
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
Two twentysomething NBC News rising stars but felt to the core of their bones that traditional media was underserving their generation and any other busy professional who wanted to stay in the know. “You ever notice how the first slide in any pitch deck these days is ‘[industry] IS BROKEN?’” What do most people do?
- [Media] Startup Founders Walk a Thin Line on Delegation
For example, non-computer types should consider delegating their social media, website, and SEO activities. For a few, delegating comes easily, maybe too easy. For others who are perfectionists, letting go of even the most trivial task is almost impossible. This means only about one manager in ten really knows how to empower others.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Launching A Successful One-Man Business Made Easy
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Meanwhile, social media and blogging platforms are a great way to showcase the personality of your business. There’s no greater feeling in business than building a successful company from scratch, especially when you do it by yourself. In today’s climate, the opportunities for creative entrepreneurs are greater than ever. Recruit Well.
- [Media] How Valuable Is Your Rolodex?
With the advent of social media, LinkedIn in particular, we are able to quickly and easily stay in touch and consistently update our networks. Building, nurturing and growing your professional network is more important than ever. Here are three simple steps to increase the value of your network. arrived at three immediate, simple steps. 1.
EMEDIAVITALS.COM [Media] Hiring web developers
| MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
Trending iPad Smartphones Social Media SEO / SEM Paid Content Content Aggregation / Curation Hyperlocal Tags Advertising Audience Development Design Editorial Technology Products & Resources Publisher's Playbooks Industry events Site index. startupcto
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Overcoming The Top 4 iBeacon Liabilities
| TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
by Alex Romanov, CEO of iSIGN Media. Alex Romanov has been iSIGN Media ’s Chief Executive Officer since November 2007 and has successfully restructured the company, positioning it for rapid growth worldwide. . Influencing shoppers when they are close enough to respond is the key to any proximity marketing effort. Interference.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Crowdsourcing Your Next Design Project From Designhill
| THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
Many new-age entrepreneurs, technology pundits and media moguls strongly believe that it is a good graphic design that lays the foundation of success for any startup. However, not every is lucky enough to early stage or seed funding, which makes most startups and small businesses obsessed with the words like low-cost and cost-effective.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Top Five Ways To Recognize And Appreciate Millennial Workers
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
With free website services such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and their tremendous popularity and ubiquitous usage by Millennials, using these social media tools to celebrate the accomplishments of your Millennial workers is a no-brainer (in addition to more traditional corporate recognition awards ). Lunch with the boss.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
He or she has worked at some very successful big technology or media companies and went to a great school. A shortened, better edited and with nicer pictures version of this post first appeared on TechCrunch. But if you want it in it’s full V1 glory read on … You’ve never been a CEO but might like to be one some day.
- [Media] The Biggest Threat to the Yahoo-Tumblr Combination
Already social media observers and even Tumblr employees are openly saying to Yahoo: "Leave us alone." You bought a cool social media site that caters to the younger generation. A recently-acquired founder has some advice on company culture for Marissa Mayer. So another young tech genius cashes out as Yahoo acquires Tumblr for $1.1
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Don't Underestimate 'Tech Block'
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
This is done rather easily by asking people if they use the latest social media toys. If they're not using social media, you may want to ask them to give you feedback on some other hot new products after the interview. Make sure your new hires are not only computer literate, but tech-savvy. Here's why. She learned how to learn.
- [Media] One Company's Secret to Amazing Customer Service
We're extremely available on our website and on social media, but our goal is to make it so you don't have to reach out to us. Growth and scale are typically the enemy of great, personal customer service--except in this case. And when that happens, it's not unusual to find someone trashing a company's product and service on a major forum.
- [Media] 8 Reasons Why Your Marketing Campaign Needs an Infographic
This helps in raising brand awareness and empowers brand registration when promoting your infographic on social media channels and outreaching other webmasters in your niche or infographic submission sites like coolinfographics.com , infographixdirectory.com or infographicsonline.com to name a few. 5. billion people. Business adsense
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Must-Use Lead Conversion Tactics for Video Marketing
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
So I did some research and came up with six ways that you can steer prospects into leads by using video, to send them to your website or a landing page, or even your social media sites. Use these annotations to push leads to your social media sites, website or landing page! million people look at SnapChat every day. ” . Ready?
- [Media] 3 Keys to a Better Customer Experience
In addition to its social media channels, the company offers free e-books that help customers navigate the complexities of buying a home and refinancing. Guaranteed Rate may be the fastest-growing privately-held company in Chicago, largely because it pounced on customer experience as a differentiator. Marketers should take note. That''s a $5.99
47 HATS [Media] AskBob: How do we grow our user base and following?
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
We are using all the social media sites: [link] [link] [link] , etc. (Got a startup question? Ask it at AskBob and I’ll take a stab at it. And if it’s a question that other startup founders are asking, look for it as a post here.). How do we grow our user base and our following ? How do we make people intrigued? from: 47 Hats.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How We Signed Up 10,000 Customers in 6 Weeks
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
All of our partners have been pretty good about talking about us in their social media doing tweets and Facebook posts. San Francisco startup PointsHound knows a thing or two about scaling a company fast. Here''s how it made inroads in the competitive travel industry. The U.S. travel industry is established, competitive, and noisy.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 5 Reasons Why Consumer Collaboration and Big Data Are a Perfect Match
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
The Big Data technique of social media mining alerted our client to the existence of a problem. Data reveals patterns. Once you add consumer insights, you can innovate for the future based on what you know now. Partners value the skills each brings to the alliance." But in fact, as valuable as Big Data analytics are, the opposite is true.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Tops Tips On Taking Your Local Business Online
| MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
Your social media. Social media is the key for outbound marketing online. Social media takes planning and patience. The research mentioned above is hugely important for social media. Online, for a while, seemed like it was entirely the playground of the big businesses. The internet can help you do just that. Partner up.
STARTUP HOUSTON [Media] Upcoming Events
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
We also enjoy a number of well-attended informal monthly events like OpenCoffee Club , GroundUP Houston , NetSquared and Houston Social Media Breakfast along with some new meetups like the Houston Lean Startup Circle and the Houston Social Media Summit (#HSMS). Community: NetSquared Tuesday Sept 13 7pm Stag’s Head Pub [link].