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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why Consumer Collaboration and Big Data Are a Perfect Match
    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  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Media] The Three Pillars Of A Winning Marketing Campaign
    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  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015
    [Media] Innovative Ways To Attract Visitors To Your Exhibition Stand
    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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] Selling With Stories
    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  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [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.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Media] Why You Should Embrace Transparency Marketing
    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.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [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  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Seed and Series A Technology Funding Report
    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.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] How mobile games can make a global difference (and still be profitable)
    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.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Media] 31 things I learned the hard way about growing a SaaS business. GBP from Duane ‘Startup’ Jackson, Kashflow
    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  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [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
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Media] Why is it hard to get support for your first startup?
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] Marketing Attribution: What You Need to Know
    Before a customer makes a purchase, he or she can have several touchpoints with a brand through print, TV, or banner ads, but how do you evaluate the performance of each media channel? How do you evaluate the performance of print, TV, or banner ads? Here's how to assign credit to the right marketing channels. What is marketing attribution?
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015
    [Media] 11 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They are Looking Forward To in 2016
    Image Credit : Robert Barrows. I am looking forward to the possibility of selling several proposals I  have developed that could generate tremendous advertising revenues  for newspapers, broadcasting companies, magazines, internet media  companies and the internet divisions of multimedia companies. Several Happy New Year! future. Thanks to J.
  • 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!].
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Media] The Top 10 World's Richest Entrepreneurs
    Before working at city hall, the world''s 16th-richest person, who has a fortune valued at $33 billion, held court at his eponymous financial software and media firm Bloomberg LP. Forbes announces it''s annual Rich List. See which founders made the cut. While many entrepreneurs would say money isn''t important, many others want to get rich.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] How We Signed Up 10,000 Customers in 6 Weeks
    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.
  • POSSIBLE INSIGHT  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [Media] Seed Bubble Watch 1st Half 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  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Media] [Infographic] Secrets To Creating A Viral Infographic
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Startups can point to the future
    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
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] Scaling-up: Turning the corner from starving startup to growing company
    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.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
    [Media] We Like Humans, But We LOVE Code (Machine Learning Case Study)
    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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
    [Media] Must-Use Lead Conversion Tactics for Video Marketing
    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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] A Necessary Trait for Successful Founders: Maturity
    At the time, SEO was still fairly unchartered territory—as new as personal computers, operating systems and social media were to those previously mentioned tech founders. Industry leaders may be intuitive, innovative, and able to handle risks, but real success requires them to be mature.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
    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  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Shama Kabani
    She is also the author of the bestseller The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and an international speaker. The president of the Zen Marketing Group explains how being an entrepreneur is similar to being a newlywed, and other great advice she's received. Some are helpful—hire people who have a proven track record. Differentiate or die.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Media] Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 1
    Team Narrative Mind is trying to determine how to use data mining, machine learning, and data science to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media (think ISIS). We just had our first Hacking for Defense class and the 8 teams have hit the ground running. Hacking for Defense: Class 1. It’s a natural mistake.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [Media] How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)
    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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Challenge The Gartner Hype Cycle
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Media] By 2018, these 10 industries might not exist:
    billion There''s a growing shift to digital media and online streaming which has hurt the recordable manufacturing industry. billion Newspapers continue to face competition from digital media. Some of these industries are in decline. Some might not even exist in 2018. How does yours stack up? 2013 revenue: $3.87 Source: IBISWorld
  • STARTUPCFO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Media] Gameon Finance
    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  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] [Interview] Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, On Crowdsourcing
    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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [Media] Acquisition or Partnership? How to Decide
    Recently, we started to talk to companies in the social media space, because many of our small business customers were using social media in their marketing. We started having discussions with a company called Roost, a social media marketing technology platform for small businesses. Instagram and Facebook. Microsoft and Yammer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] Hip Hop's Wealthiest Entrepreneurs @amywhyte
    The media mogul has parlayed his rap career into multiple television and film appearances and a number of commercial endorsements. With Apple''s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre is set to become the richest man in hip hop--and he''s in good company. Diddy and Jay Z better watch the throne.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] How to Create a Positive Learning Culture
    This mindset of learning and critical inquiry allowed Ogilvy to build a global media empire. No one has all the answers--and that's actually a good thing. Here's how you should approach creating a better learning environment. Face it: You don’t know everything. Make learning a daily habit. Allow mistakes and celebrate them at times.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs September Three
    Online Convert – This tool allows you to convert a wide range of media files from one format to another – upload an MOV and convert it Flash or dozens of other formats. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr. DTM Favs CurtateSoft OnlineConvert Spring Metrics
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] The Face of Success, Part 4: Blacks in Silicon Valley
    VCs are dying to invest in women & minorities just so they don't have conversations like this” Arrington then “blocked” and “unfollowed” me on Twitter--the ultimate social media insult. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to U.S. could never understand why. he always plays the victim card.”
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
    [Media] Launching A Successful One-Man Business Made Easy
    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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Media] Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Media] Best iPad Accessories for Entrepreneurs
    make it especially handy for social media campaigns or those needing to capture low-light shots at product demos or events. Eight hardware options to make your tablet work harder. The iPad is quickly growing in popularity among start-ups and small business owners, and it's no surprise why. Want to make your iPad even more functional?
  • EMEDIAVITALS.COM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] Hiring web developers
    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  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Media] Overcoming The Top 4 iBeacon Liabilities
    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  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Media] Crowdsourcing Your Next Design Project From Designhill
    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  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] Top Five Ways To Recognize And Appreciate Millennial Workers
    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.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Disrupt Your Industry With Love, Not Contempt
    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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Media] 4 Ways to Turn Less into More
    Spend 90 percent of your networking time building a few quality connections; devote the remainder to building a large group of social media connections. Money, time, connections -- you need more of everything, right? Stop whining and start using your contraints to your advantage. Here are four ways to turn less into a lot more: 1. Money.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    [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  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The Secret to Happiness for Marketers
    Sounds like great advice, and also sounds like the heart of three great social media posts. The Secret to Happiness for Marketers written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Scott Yates – Enjoy! Or 10,000.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Better at Anything Fast: Share With the World
    The site’s focus on the candid admission of faults and low moments makes it a sort of anti-Facebook, an antidote to the tendency of the well curated perfection of others social media profiles to make us feel lonely and inadequate. Everything that we see in the media is like perfection, perfection, perfection, but perfect is boring.
  • 47 HATS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
    [Media] AskBob: How do we grow our user base and following?
    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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready
    Monitor behaviors like email opens and click-throughs, social media engagement, and downloads. How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Ellen Gomes – Enjoy! . The same is true for businesses of all sizes.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    [Media] Tops Tips On Taking Your Local Business Online
    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  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Upcoming Events
    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].
  • 47 HATS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Media] What Social Videos Can Do For Your Startup
    Media Studies [link] ). million consumers are “strongly influenced” in their purchase decisions by opinions in social media (up 19% from 2010). Tom Rutka. Entrepreneur. SocialVideoPromotion.com. Do you know the amount of psychology involved in buying of products and services? KissMetrics: [link] ). AGBeat [link] ). Guest Posts
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Media] To increase serendipity you have to make yourself more vulnerable
    posted it on my Tumblog at the time but I’m coming back to it today because it captures the essence of both the potential and peril of social media. think that many people’s concerns with privacy on social media are rooted in a fear of doing something wrong or looking stupid in a highly visible environment. Related articles.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] Lead Generation Strategies for Start-ups
    Social Media: Make sure you have a good digital marketing strategy, which includes promoting your product or service in all social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ etc. Being a young enterprise, you have a product and you have your first set of paying customers. This is where start-ups usually hit a road block.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Media] And now for something a little different: First Round portfolio company chloe + isabel launches [#frc]
    If you're an innovator in the fashion space, in the flow of fashion influencers, cover ecommerce/fashion tech/retail for the media, or just generally blanket your social media presence with your uber fashion-forwardness e-mail me and I'll see if I can get you an invite--we're pretty tight already. Tweet. She saw the sneakers, right?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] The Returnees: Why U.S. Entrepreneurs are Going Back to Korea
    The second, an Internet advertising company called Invite Media, which he co-founded with several classmates during his senior year, was more promising. Shin's buddies would eventually sell Invite Media to Google for $81 million, but Shin had left the company long before that happened. with his parents when he was 9. Shin got to work.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Marketers: Do You Know Where Your Ads Are?
    Digital media blog Digiday pointed this out recently by looking at when ads go rogue. You paid for prominent placement on well-known websites. Are you sure that''s what you''re getting? recently wrote about what marketers need to know regarding Twitter''s IPO. It only takes a little thought to realize the market dynamics. Wired it is not.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Media] RULEBREAKER AWARDS ANNOUNCES 15 CATEGORY WINNERS
    People’s Choice Award: Michael and Marc Guberti of Teenager Entrepreneur, www.teenagerentrepreneur.com, an online membership site that educates and empowers teenage entrepreneurs. “We’re proud to honor entrepreneurs who have succeeded by doing it their way,” said Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media and a co-host of the RuleBreaker Awards.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Media] The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery
    It surprises me how many really smart people I meet still doubt the power of Twitter. It seems the urge to be a naysayer of Twitter is really strong for some.  I think some of this stems from the early days of Twitter when it was presumed that it was a technology to tell people what you ate for lunch. was born. Excite, Netscape & MSN. Twitter.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] Need a Co-founder? Try FounderDating
    Deadlines to Apply These kickoffs--where small groups of people get to know others by discussing hot topics such as big data or the future of social media--are actually culminations of application rounds, which occur consecutively from city to city. This exclusive, invite-only network promises to find you the perfect counterpart. Alter says.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
    [Media] 14 List Building Hacks to Grow Your Email Database Fast
    Writing an epic post not only helps drive traffic to your website through search engines and social media… it also builds your credibility faster than most other online marketing initiatives because of the level of insight that visitors gain from reading it. Email marketing is one of the fastest ways to drive sales of any online channel.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Jennifer Fleiss
    During New York Fashion Week, we launched a "Style Council" campaign on our Rent the Runway Facebook Page, encouraging our social media community to vote on their favorite looks from our designer partners' runway shows. Ditch the business plan. Jenn and I had a rule from the very beginning to never write a business plan.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Media] 9 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Text Message Marketing
    Those that are promoted at events, at a physical location, or any campaign run over traditional media (TV, radio, print, or outdoor).  photo credit: Anna Bryukhanova. When we talk to businesses and non-profits about text message (SMS) marketing, there are a few misconceptions that commonly come up. You don’t need to get your own shortcode.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
    [Media] Seven Reasons Why Customer Reference Programs Fail
    It must cross boundaries, working cooperatively with other divisions in your business such as sales, marketing, social media, PR, product development, and the like. How will customer videos, stories, and other customer content be used in social media efforts? So why do we have so much trouble mastering the art of customer advocacy?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Media] Reboot Your Business and Your Life
    Media must become both active and passive. Media must become both active and passive. Marketing podcast with Mitch Joel. I’ve been sensing a change these days. Actually, like most change, it happens in a way that is imperceptible, until you step back and look at something like a six month window. Then you can see it.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Media] Free Android Images
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  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Media] Free Legal Images
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  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Media] Two Amazing Bar Charts: % Content Consumption, % Share of Search
    And can''t you just see how this really deep understanding of customer interest, based on their data and not your opinions or, worse, an "expert''s" opinion, will be incredible when it comes to fueling your social media strategy? Would you believe me when I say that your digital analytics data, from Google Analytics or WebTrends et. Excited?
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
    [Media] Product Pricing in Product Management
    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 , Aditya Bhelande, lead a conversation around “Product Pricing”. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Cindy F.
  • ROB GO  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    [Media] Distribution Advantage
    Here are a couple examples from our portfolio: Vertical Communities: One of the exciting attributes of GrabCAD in the early days was its rapidly growing, engaged community of mechanical engineers.  As a vertical community, the business of GrabCAD was never going to look like that of a social network or social media company.  Also hit-or miss. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] A Better (& Cheaper) Way to Motivate Employees
    Use social media to make the company more aware. A great mission statement will only get you so far. To motivate workers every day, you have to do a bit more. Most start-ups don’t have much in the way of cash to pay big salaries and bonuses. Annual reviews aren't enough. How so? Don't wait to reward small successes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
    [Media] 4 Reasons You Need to Use Native Advertising
    In that case, ask the top media properties in your region or industry to pitch your business ASAP. Native advertising is useful for companies on the rise who are doing everything right, and trying to reach a media-conscious target audience that wants to engage online. little over a week ago, I penned an Inc. readers. Here they are: 1.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Forget what you know: There’s no right way to start up
    Then Ben [one of the mobile engineers on the team] suggested a concept around sticking pieces of media to friends and people in the real world. Ryan Hoover  is the co-creator of  Product Hunt  and EIR at  Tradecraft. Visit his blog  to read more about startups and product design. Twitter is confusing. It wasn’t clear what [Twitter] was.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
    [Media] Did Bustle.com's Founder Ruin His New Start-Up on Day 1?
    Goldberg declined to be interviewed for this story, but in the comments section of PandoDaily, he called the backlash "disappointing." Of course, "no launch is flawless," says Elizabeth Spiers, digital media consultant and founding editor of Gawker. Rachel Sklar, another new media veteran, concurs. That depends who you ask.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Media] How To Pick The Right Idea For Your Startup
    Make something that entertains: Music, gaming, video, and media companies entertain. The following is a guest post by Kapil Kale, co-founder of GiftRocket , a Y Combinator-backed gift card company. Kapil usually blogs here. As a current startup founder, one of the most common questions I get is how to come up with a good startup idea.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Media] How to Identify Client Pain Points
    Have you found a way to best link your potential marketing leads in social media into activity that leads to more business?” Are you a crocodile salesperson? Do you sell and tell? Here''s a better approach to identifying a sales prospect''s problems. But there was still a pain point. Just watch Mad Men and you''ll see what I mean.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] 3 Ways to Outwit Your Competition
    We're all familiar with the epics: battles like Facebook vs Google and Mac vs PC ; they are fought in the public eye with online ads, conferences, billboards, magazines, TV and, increasingly, social media channels. Is it time to wage battle, leverage your business model, or just poke fun of your rival? Here's how to tell. So why wage war?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
    [Media] Millennials are Born Entrepreneurs. Wait, Really?
    For Gen Y, all the media pieces about digital natives and helicopter-parented, over-scheduled team players seem to have slowly coalesced into one story line about the so-called Millennials: They're born entrepreneurs. Commentators are claiming that Gen Y-ers and Millennials are start-up naturals, and great salespeople. So, what's going on?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
    [Media] The Next Big Thing in Business: Food
    With blockbuster hits like Top Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, and Iron Chef America, food TV has turned into a booming media business. If you''re looking for a business, industry, or career to sink your teeth into, look no further than your next meal. 10 reasons the food industry is booming. Specialty food sales in the U.S. Gourmet to go.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Why An Entrepreneur Must Delegate
    Social media in particular require careful monitoring, tweaking and adjusting. If you are keen to reduce wasted man-hours, you may impose a complete ban on FaceBook and other social media. As a young entrepreneur, you have it all. Energy, ideas and determination are all it takes to get things moving along. It refers to decision making.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About
    Varick Street focuses on next-gen technology and adaptable business models, growing businesses in digital media, cleantech, and even social media and mobile apps into real life successful startups. College campuses are ripe with innovation, as students grow through education and experimentation in school. enough to participate.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015
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    Whether it’s cookery, engineering or your prowess on social media, there are always people willing to learn from those with experience. In 1937 George Valliant, a psychologist and Professor at Harvard University, began one of the longest running studies of physical and mental wellbeing ever recorded. The findings are beautifully simple.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] How to Make Tech Talent Fall in Love With Your Company
    You''ll need to do this anyway before making a hiring decision so it really makes sense to check the candidate out online and in social media before the two of you meet. "Do your homework and make your prospective hire feel special," Bischke explains. It''s tough times for companies trying to hire software developers. How can you entice them?
  • THE STARTUP TOOLKIT  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Don’t pick your tools before you know the job
    You don’t “need” a webpage, or an email campaign, or activity on social media. I began doing something properly stupid the other day[1]. decided I needed to do a survey. You know, to get to know you guys better. So So I came up with all sorts of interesting questions. What a dummy! Now let’s go find something to sand.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Your Guide to Launching a Home-Based Business
    Social media, email newsletters, donations to charities, and business cards are a good place to start, or learn how to get your existing customers to do your marketing for you. . Thinking about starting a business from your home? Plenty of well-known businesses have started with simple home-based roots. Working from home can be distracting.
  • DEIMAR  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
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    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Aug 23, 2011. Remembrance of the Slave Trade - Child Labour and Human trafficking. by Deimar Gutierrez. 23.8.11. Pin It. Slavery has been part of human history through time.
  • DEIMAR  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] What 3 cheetahs can teach us about business co-founding | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jan 15, 2012. What 3 cheetahs can teach us about business co-founding. by Deimar Gutierrez. 15.1.12. Pin It. Thus, these great opportunities end up taken by the competitors.
  • DEIMAR  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] Should Companies Invest in Innovation or Leaders? | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jun 11, 2012. Should Companies Invest in Innovation or Leaders? by Deimar Gutierrez. 11.6.12. Pin It. Surely, these business ideas do not sound very innovative. Pin It.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] A Good Kind of Mob
    He organizes a cash mob once a month, choosing the businesses based on votes he receives via his blog and social-media accounts. Shopping Spree Ringleader Andrew Samtoy (in the orange hat) organized a cash mob that hit Salty Not Sweet, a Cleveland boutique, in December.'> Forget flash mobs. This new kind of group supports local shops.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Harness the Great Big Marketing Laboratory at Your Fingertips
    These graphical image ads can be anything from simple words or pictures to highly interactive rich media ads that show video, let you play games or allow you to complete forms. Many of the popular social media platforms ( Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and YouTube ) offer advertising options. Try these cheap and easy methods. Email.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] How to Attract and Retain Customers :: Small Business Marketing.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
    [Media] Get Your Email Under Control: 5 Tips
    Unsubscribe from 10 email subscriptions today and get the social media version instead, which can be read in your “social” time. Email is like laundry -- it's never really done. Here's how to keep it under control without stressing out. have more than 1,000 messages in my email inbox. There. It’s like laundry. Copy/Paste.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
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    like the NextAdvisor reviews: They are very in-depth and talk to user interface issues, the level of support in various media, and specifics on the types of services that are offered. You probably know about LegalZoom.com, largely through lots of word of mouth and TV advertising, but did you know about several other online legal services?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
    [Media] Irene brings rain, flooding and end of news as we know it [#irene]
    It was the beginning of the biggest media spectacle we had ever seen. That was the day that mainstream, broadcast media decided it was in the entertainment industry—and that ratings and the “production” mattered more than the delivery of relevant information. We didn’t have a choice. It’s done. Useful!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] Growing? How to Maintain Your Start-up Culture
    Fast Company isn't the only media outlet weighing in on this question though--HBR blogs and VentureBeat have also dished out advice. Thankfully, it may be a tricky question but it's one lots of experienced entrepreneurs have weighed in on, offering tips to founders following in their footsteps. Pay People to Leave.
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