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  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Funding from Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban and Other Stories
    They have maintained their relationship with Kickstarter backers through the platform itself and via such social media platforms as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube, even running successful contests on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. 'Sometimes your business needs money fast. You have to get your hands dirty. Persistence. cities.
  • THINKING ABOUT THINKING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [Media] Blogging: A Cultural Difference Between Boston And Waltham VCs
    Rob Day, Black Coral, Greentech Media (323) – Boston. While I disagreed with the title of his post and the implication, Scott’s point on cultural differences has real merit. Hence, I thought I’d put it to the test on one dimension after publishing the revised Global VC Blog Directory this past Monday. 483) – Boston *.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Media] Game Investment Has Finally Recovered After Zynga
    Investment in the industry grew 16 percent in 2013, according to a report by Digi-Capital, a London-based investment bank that serves the gaming and digital media industries. 'Global investment in games hit $1 billion in 2013. Good news for game makers: Global investment in games has returned to 2010 levels.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] Building a Global Music Management Force
    “We worked very well together, and we brought him back to national media attention,” Dubb says. 'Brian Dubb reconceives music management and turns his vision into a thriving small business. He’d gotten himself and the performer he was watching, a Chilean force of nature named Nano Stern, booked into the Festival. ”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] When to Share Company Secrets
    Start with developing a friendlier, more accessible, and less corporate-feeling blog or customer conversations on social media channels. There's one simple way to make your customers trust you: be open and honest with them from the start. —when buying a home, which is arguably the most important purchase of their lives?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] How Kaltura Went From Free-Spirited Collaboration Tool to the Future of Online Video
    Kaltura is seen as a market leader in video-publishing tools, and sells custom solutions to media companies (such as Disney), educational institutions (including Harvard University), and enterprise companies (IBM is a customer). 'When Kaltura launched, it set out to be Wikipedia for video. After a wise pivot, it took off. It was.
  • 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.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Media] The Common Thread Between Batman, The Romans & One of Facebook's Angels
    A fantastic article in Fortune Magazine this month - " The Temptation of Facebook ," talks about the early days of the social media giant. No doubt Thiel's cat-bird seat as CEO of PayPal in the late 1990's allowed him to "get" instantly the scalability power of the Facebook social media model. million. Run With the Right Crowd.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] My Favorite Tool for Making Travel Plans
    few months ago, I started using Trippy, a free service that helps me get travel recommendations from trusted social-media contacts. Jake Kloberdanz, founder and CEO of OneHope, a California winery with a social mission, explains how he uses Trippy. When I'm planning trips, I don't like relying on online reviews written by strangers. McCorve
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] You Hired Your First Marketing Person, Now What
    Social Media Training Course Beta Testers Needed You Hired Your First Marketing Person, Now What is a post from: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. You’ve done it, you’ve worked and pushed and sold your way into the realization that you need help. And thankfully, help means – help marketing the business.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
    [Media] How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience
    Why Social Media Doesn’t Matter Anymore. How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience This content from: Duct Tape Marketing Everyone talks about creating a great customer experience, but few people really deliver one that’s special in any way. What if you delivered products on a bike? What if you included more than they expected?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Sellfy Offers A Painless Way To Sell Your Digital Product
    The app can also be integrated with social media to provide special discounts for clients who recommend your product in Twitter or Facebook. Artists, designers, developers and other creative individuals who are looking to sell their digital product online often lack the time and resources to set up an online store. Enter payment details.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [Media] The Groundbreaking Path of Real Innovation
    commerce Will Never Be a Reality As late as 1995, the mainstream American media was printing articles full of skepticism about whether e-commerce would ever be plausible. 'When it comes to innovation, what''s the most common mistake that companies make? The full post is worth a read too. The government axed the project shortly after.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] My Affiliate Marketing Campaigns Generated $338,997.38 in the Past 12 Months
    now know which traffic sources are absolute s**t and not to waste my time on them in the future (such as when I did a media buy and ended up paying $10 per click). Worst net profit day: –$800 (from 1 campaign, a media buy). Affiliate Marketing Numbers: November 8th, 2011 – November 8th, 2012. Income: Network #1: $304,934.89
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism?
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. VC:VC Can I offer you a euphemism? bad manager. Example: "We have a charismatic executive director." " · As you know means. "as you dont know." " · Articulate means. Newer Post.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You!
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You! The session is titled “All the Bad Things VCs want to do to You!” and makes it compelling (or at least amusing). Back in 2009 the session went very well. Brad Feld.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
    [Media] The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC
    The sheer number of relationships I’ve built through being public, transparent and being willing to engage in comments and through social media has enabled me to get to know entrepreneurs even before they launch their next company. 'When I was new at Venture Capital I was trying to figure out the business. What stage? What price?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] Taking the Guesswork Out of Advertising
    In 2009, MIT''s Media Lab spun off the project into a separate company. 'Tired of relying on focus groups and surveys to test ads? Affectiva''s facial-reading software takes a more scientific approach by analyzing viewers'' moment-to-moment reactions. If Rana el Kaliouby has her way, you will never have to channel surf again.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] Oppex raises €1.2 Million for sales opportunities with the public sector
    million seed funding led by Alma Media, startup accelerator Veturi, Tekes, and seven angel investors. 'With Alibaba in the news for the largest IPO of all time , it''s clear that connecting people that need things with people that do things is a powerful position to be in. In their beta they''ve managed to bring plenty of parties together.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
    [Media] Iceland's Datamarket acquired by Qlik
    am really happy to see that Hjalmar [Gislason] has done just that," Bala Kamallakharan writes on the Startup Iceland blog , pointing out that Gislason has invested into a new media and publishing comapany called Kjarninn 'When studying economics, one issue I came up against was finding a good dataset to run of regressions on.
  • TECHCRUNCH.COM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] AngelList Launches Docs To Help Startups Sign And Close Seed Rounds Online With Low Legal Fees
    Mendelson: Why Social Media Is B t [TCTV]. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama. Guides. Smartphones. Tablets. Digital Cameras. Laptops. Headphones. Events. CrunchBase. Hot topics. Apple. Facebook. Twitter. Google. Android. Disrupt SF. Hackathon. Comment. Leena Rao. Comments.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Questions I Didn’t Expect to Be Asked by Investors
    The Idea Generator (You are the visionary, you come up with the great next big idea, your thoughts are not limited by what you hear from your peers, the media, the market, etc.). I’ve raised close to $1 million for my previous startups and the following questions were not what I had expected to hear from the investors I was pitching to.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Hey Graduates: Forget Plastics - It's All About Machine Learning
    The company has been inhaling all of the social media data exhaust out of Twitter, Facebook and other sources to determine insight for brands about consumer sentiment and provide a platform for targeted engagement and campaign management. . "Tell me, what would you do if you had 1,000 times more data?".
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video
    Related Posts: The Power of Focus Riding With Niner Bikes Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Tell Me About Your Favorite Local Business The Extraordinary Craft of Story Building. On Friday’s the staff takes to the neighborhood on bikes to deliver freshly roasted coffee beans to area residents.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] The What-Not-to-Bring on Vacation Checklist
    week before your trip, disable all of your push notifications and delete all social media apps from your phone (don''t worry--you can reinstall them). 'Want to go off the grid without having a panic attack? Here are a few steps to follow when preparing to go on a (virtually) mobile-free vacation. It''s time for a little summer R&R.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tricks for a Killer Company Blog
    Along the way, I got some great advice on blogging from social media experts that turned this activity into a real business opportunity. When it comes to giving the world insight into your business, nothing beats a great blog. It can also help grow your business. It didn't do a thing for my business. What changed? Who are you writing for?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
    [Media] Content As a Total Body of Work :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    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. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] 3 Easy Ways to Improve SEO for Your Service Business
    But if you continuously create it over time, and regularly participate in social media and your site’s feedback pages, it has the habit of building your traffic and search engine authority. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a great way to improve a website’s ranking in popular search engines. Start with Quality Content. Conclusion.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Who Will Build The €600 Million Datacenter In Estonia?
    After all, there is absolutely no information about "Data Valley Enterprises", Jussi Vartainen does not seem to be present on any Social Media and Eerik-Niiles Kross announced the news conveniently on the verge of the elections. At the same time in the workforce and land prices are cheaper than in western and northern Europe.".
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Vilnius-Based StartupHighway Graduates Four Teams At London Demoday
    We were positively surprised by the attendance both of top investors and of top media. StartupHighway just had their Demoday in London, in partnership with Huge Thing, a Polish accelerator. During past 12 months StartupHighway has accelerated 10 companies. Half of the startups from their 2011 batch received funding after graduating.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Don't Get Rid of Comments Just Yet
    On Monday, Gawker Media''s Nick Denton revealed changes to the site''s Kinja commenting system that will allow "intelligent discussion to take place more easily," he told GigaOM. 'Popular Science just eliminated its comments section, while YouTube is making big changes to theirs. But what''s the best way to handle comments? Now we''re done.''
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] Digg Makes a Comeback (Sort Of)
    The team knew how to create software fast--it had built nine companies in five years, including social-media properties Bitly and TweetDeck and personalized news service News.me, and invested in 72 others. That social-media data was Betaworks''s sweet spot, because its apps like Bitly and News.me 'The site''s new designer wanted sleek.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] Tampere Based M-Files Gets €6 Million To Globally Expand Their Metadata Driven Enterprise ECM
    On the 30th of April, the company announced an A-Round of €6 million led by DFJ Esprit , a venture capital firm that invests from seed to late stage in European technology and media companies. Basically their solution does not care where the data is but rather what the data actually represents. Think Enterprise Document Management 2.0,
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Media] Update On Destly: Travel Curation For Discounted Luxury Hotels
    The service is free to join, and has been growing rapidly since initiating partnerships with groups including CDON Group (the largest e-commerce group in the Nordics), Members.com, DN-Kortet (the member's club of Sweden's largest newspaper, DN) and with Stampen Group, a large Swedish media house.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Media] Startups: Deadline For Arctic15 Pitching Competition Is Near
    Attendees of the conference also get to meet investors and representatives of the media. It's mid-July already, which means there are only 2 weeks left to apply for the Arctic15 Pitching Competition ! We know many of you already applied but on an off-chance that some willing candidates missed this, here is a reminder.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] 5 Questions for a CEO: Raymond King, Zoo Atlanta
    Only than do I let myself review email, the WSJ, AJC, and blogs/literature on topics I am trying to continuously educate myself on: leadership, entrepreneurship, social media, marketing, and technology. 'I love Zoo Atlanta and am currently on the marketing advisory council where I meet quarterly to help the marketing team plan their strategy.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] Get in on the revolution in venture funding
    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.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Step 2: Market Focus
    The more you know the one idea, the better to manage your market message and media. Tweet Strategy step one was understanding identity. Step two is market focus, but always with the realization that you think these two through together, not one by one. Your identity is about uniqueness, strengths, and weaknesses. They mix together.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Media] Celebrities Save Which Endangered Species?
    Print media outlets are slowly dying, literacy is gradually declining, and the book business is shrinking. Much like global climate and habitat change threatens giant pandas and black rhinos, global socio-economic and technological change threatens writers. Animals are threatened by global warming, and writers by global dumbing. Maybe.
  • JOURNEY OF A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012
    [Media] When I Turn 30….
    Song Kwang : It has a been a pleasure working side by side with you building Hatch Media. Today, I turn 30! It feels strange and familiar all at the same time. Being a goal oriented person, there were a great many things I used to motivate myself with, most of them started with “When I turn 30….” Help others as much as you can.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Media] The Future of Mobile Search Marketing
    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. billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] 4 Reasons 2013 Will Be a Good Year to Sell Your Company
    Economic Growth It’s hard to see amid all the media babble, but our economy continues to grow, even if it’s growing more slowly than we would like. Dealmaking was slow in 2012, but the stage is set for a rebound. The so-called “middle market” has driven U.S. Corporate credit is becoming more readily available.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
    [Media] 3 Simple Ways to Empower Your Customers to Sell For You :: Small.
    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. Now that’s a happy customer!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] How To Make Smart Borrowing Decisions (Including NOT Borrowing)
    On the other hand, alternative lenders may use more creative means to determine your creditworthiness, like checking out your customer reviews (on sites like Yelp), social media activity, or even looking directly at your business’s accounting software. So, what types of businesses should think about taking out a loan? and 1.50
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] How to Turn Your Best Customers Into a Growth Engine
    While this may sound like some social media laced feel good sentiment it’s actually quite practical. 'I’ve said repeatedly that building a vibrant community is the most important objective of any business these days. photo credit: Mourner via photopin cc. Creating new products and services and making plans for growth is tricky adventures.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] Can Yahoo or AOL be saved?
    Mark understands the media business, and he understands technology. Terry Semel knew media, and Carol Bartz knew technology, but neither of them could master both. Yahoo was once the biggest and most valuable web company in the world. AOL was a dominant company too. MySpace was the clear leader in social networks. It looks impossible.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Media] Bazaarvoice Launches Social Commerce Insights
    Social Commerce Insights raises the bar on social media measurement by enhancing Bazaarvoice’s industry-leading analytics capabilities with pre-built integrations with leading Web analytics solutions, including Adobe® SiteCatalyst®, powered by Omniture; Coremetrics®, an IBM Company; and Google Analytics. CrunchBase Information. Bazaarvoice.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Media] Utility at What Cost?
    Media site commenting systems reveal this to an absurd extreme… the things people say to each other online would not remotely be considered in the course of actual conversation in the physical world. News organizations that use Facebook for login to comments and other features are unbelievably short-sighted. TimesSelect).
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy :: Small Business Marketing.
    Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 21, 2011 | 11:28 am Categories : Local Search , Marketing Strategy , Social Media Tags : Google Boost , Google City Pages , Google Offers , groupon , Yelp Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. and CityPages.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Tips for Reducing Refunds
    Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook can be leveraged to offer and exchange value between you and your customer, too. 'How often does your business have an opportunity to increase bottom-line profitability, improve customer retention, and generate positive word-of-mouth with a zero-dollar investment in marketing or advertising?
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Media] the battle between traditional & interactive marketing is.
    I think the “deer-in-a-headlight&# syndrome that companies face when establishing interactive marketing strategies can be mitiged with good goal setting and a complete measurement strategy. We’ll talk about why this is important very soon. Start by measuring your visitors’ entrances, places & tasks and exits.  Brand awareness? 
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Media] Guest Post: How I increased traffic 1176% in 24 hours
    But like all bloggers and social media enthusiasts I have an interest in sharing ideas about technology and society, and getting those ideas out to as many  people as possible. Before that he worked at IBM UK, specializing in Voice systems, Java and information management. And all it took was about 30 minutes of effort.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [Media] Screen Culture
    Media will fragment further, and boring advertising will be invisible. Web zealots have been espousing the end of Television since the first internet graphical user interface Mosiac started getting downloaded in 1993. It’s 17 years later and TV hasn’t disappeared yet. Our entire existence is being augmented by screens. Maybe it should be you?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Media] Enterprise Messaging Comes Of Age With sqoope
    Ability to attach and send multi-media files (image, audio, video, PDF, text files and more). 'Everybody’s on an instant messaging app these days. Fast, convenient and almost idiot-proof, they allow us to communicate quickly with each other via text, photos, videos and more. For a start, what happens if an employee leaves the organisation?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
    [Media] Work Experience You Should Have Before Starting Your Own Business
    She is interested in new technologies and the possibilities of the social media. 'by   Kelly Smith of  Career FAQs. We all like the idea of running our own business. We value the freedom, the possibility of unlimited income and the idea of spending our time working for ourselves – not for someone else. Leadership Skills. Specialist Knowledge.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Media] Benefits From The Big Boys: How Small Businesses Can Profit From Big/Little Data
    The term Big Data is often mentioned in both infotech and business media with the assumption that it belongs with big businesses. 'by Lawrence Garvin, Head Geek and technical product marketing manager at SolarWinds. The challenges include capture, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis and visualization.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things You Need to Know Today
    Given the photos, personal data, financial information and social media activity stored on phones --all information which could easily affect people other than the suspect -- the decision could have big implications for online privacy.-- 'A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Media] Lessons From Porsche's Customer-Service Fail
    According to a 2011 media kit, 50 percent of The Truth About Cars''s readers earn more than $75,000 a year. 'Here''s what happens when a luxury-goods company ignores a customer''s valid and stunning complaints. One million YouTube views later, Porsche is dealing with much more than Nick Murray''s lemon. you would probably say Tesla. Per day.
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy
    Despite the fact that Apple had/has industry leading hardware margins on its incredible computing products, Apple felt the need to take 30% of the revenue that was created by its app ecosystem as well as 30% of the revenue from media rentals and sales. However, Amazon owns a digital media business built around Kindle.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] Helping Your Employees in a Time of Crisis
    The Boston bombings hit the media and everyone is aware. 'When tragedy strikes, looking out for your employees is not only the right thing to do, but the right thing for your business. Amy M. lives in Utah, which is pretty far from Boston. Still, the events of Monday''s bombing shook her deeply. If you were Amy M.''s Be compassionate.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Media] Have the Best Trade Show Schwag
    Several people at my company brought back fun items from Dreamforce that gave us a good laugh, like a stuffed monkey that made a screeching noise when you throw it (fun for five seconds), and plastic eyeglasses with blinky lights (apparently a lot of people were wearing them and posting pics to social media). Is it useful? Instant buzz!
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] The 2015 Digital Marketing Rule Book. Change or Perish.
    Why not go from trying to have a Gatorade ad on every TV sports event in the hopes that I'm watching to doing that plus doing social media right and have a direct relationship with me? Oh, and you are right that people bought Kenneth Cole stuff even after the insensitive tweet because only a few people are on Social Media. Get it?
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
    [Media] The Deal with Agile
    The Deal is a media company owned by The Street (of Jim Cramer fame) that reports on M&A, Private Equity, regulatory issues, and restructuring. 'Guest Author: Jay Fox. Big week! Post-agile : No spec docs, just weekly product development meetings in which daily scrums between business and dev side were summed up and discussed.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] When an idea is 10+ years ahead of its time
    This makes it possible to have a really great data download and media streaming experience. CES is happening this week. Since I’m a tech geek, I’ve been avidly following news and blog posts about all the gadgets and technology trends that are being announced. This seems to be an idea whose time has finally come.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
    [Media] VC Return Numbers are Bogus
    This graphic from The Funded got a lot of attention and coverage in the old media. There has been a lot of excellent blogging and valuable dialog recently about the Venture Capital Model Being Broken. Everyone is trying to figure out what happened to the VC industry, and many are making suggestions on how it might be fixed.
  • 47 HATS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
    [Media] Scalable content generation using DBpedia (and a hint of oDesk)
    There have been no inbound links posted to the content yet, nor social media shares, but with an increasing number of visitors I am hopeful. By Dan Gravell, Founder, elsten software. Content marketing is a cheap way to attract visitors to your site, but how can you achieve a long tail content marketing strategy as a single founder? name. ?subject
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Media] Can 124,000 Investors All Be Wrong?
    have a friend who was one of the first investors in a startup media and entertainment company that grew to become one of the largest firms in Europe in its market niche. A very bright spot in the U.S. economy right now is angel investing. billion, an increase of 4.7% over the same period in 2010. read more. Investing Jay Turo
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    [Media] Tough Love
    So ignore the "it bleeds, it leads" media. Over the last two weeks, I have had the good fortune to sit down personally with both the current mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, and the city’s former mayor, Richard Riordan. Both discussions were candid and spirited. And it doesn’t matter whether they want to make these changes or not.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] Answers to the 5 Most Common Angel Investor Questions
    Healthcare Services/Medical Devices and Equipment (14%), Retail (12%), Biotech (11%), Industrial/Energy (7%) and Media (7%) are the next top sectors. 'On Wikipedia, I found the word "angel" defined as "a supernatural being or spirit, often depicted in humanoid form with feathered wings on their backs and halos around their heads." And so on.
  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Design Staff � Change aversion: why users hate what you.
    When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. Design Staff. Photo by Dirk Gently. Aaron Sedley / UX Researcher, Google. ” 2.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man
    How’s that for people who keep saying that social media hasn’t been truly transformative. Many people reading this will be digital natives. These are people who don’t remember an era in which we were unconnected. In my unconnected world there was no personal email. On vacation you really checked out because you had to.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] Greek Start-ups? Nope, That's Not an Oxymoron
    Things were happening before the crisis but because of the crisis they get more media attention," Zoehrer says. A new event aims to nurture Greece's small but growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, despite the country's dire economic woes. It's not only the U.S. that has start-up fever. Europe has caught the bug too. and Metavallon.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Umbrella People wins Startup Weekend Women’s edition in London
    There are terms that I hate, like social media, that’s b t. After 54 hours of working, planning, networking, meeting new people and generally having a good but exhausting time, Umbrella People has won the Startup Weekend Women’s Edition. Startup Weekend surges on as a good way for people to explore their ideas as entrepreneurs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Media] The Hack That Helped Launch a Company
    Start-up Voyager Mobile got hacked--and wound up tripling the media attention for its launch. Sometimes being attacked by a cybercriminal might be a blessing in disguise. Consider Voyager Mobile , the new start-up that's reselling service on the Sprint mobile network, and getting lots of attention for three reasons. he says.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Most Shocking Business News of 2011
    The story: Political junkies and media executives alike were astounded when American Online bellied up a hefty $315 million to buy the Huffington Post, a blogger site that was worth less than $1 in 2005. The year 2011 definitely had its share of big-time surprises. The year 2011 definitely had its share of big-time surprises. Who knew?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor
    Entrepreneurs should also use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) What is wonderful about this interview is that I got Tom on the record on: what angels look for and how they work? lessons learned from his days as an entrepreneur. some fun, big tech issues like privacy, net neutrality, location-based services and real-time data.
  • NATHAN HURST  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
    [Media] Visual Tech Job Board Comparison
    Nathan Hursts Blog Thoughts on Software, Technology, and Startups « Back to blog Im on the technical side of entrepreneurship in NYC. love programming, board games, and my wife. Ive tried to be as objective as possible, but I run Hirelite: Speed Dating for the Hiring Process , so keep that in mind. few notes and observations after the graphic.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
    [Media] The Secret to Making People Accept Change
    Mass media can introduce a new idea to people. 'If you''re trying to change something at your business and failing, the problem probably is your lousy skills as politician. Here''s how to improve. But still basically nothing new is catching on. What’s going on? The problem is probably your skills as a politician.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time
    ve interviewed hundreds of interesting, influential and downright famous folks on my show over the years and many of these guests had no idea who I was when I asked to interview them – but they were drawn to the age-old media request of an interview. Marketing podcast with John Lee Dumas. Editorial. Theme – What will your show be about?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] Hangout with an Ecopreneur: Caroline Cummings on Feb 19, 4 pm EST
    Caroline is regularly invited to participate as a judge for several business plan competitions, as well as speak on topics including entrepreneurship, angel investing, social media, and authentic self promotion. We hope these inspiring stories and lessons learned will encourage you to dream big and do good. Join us on Tuesday!
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] How to build a strong business community
    And promoting the work of my clients and students on social media. I push myself to continually challenge my assumptions about business. actively solicit advice from friends and mentors, because I want to grow and develop as a person, in addition to growing my business. But sometimes, I get very stubborn. Here are some ways to do it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Media] Reminder: Twitter Is Not Always a Reflection of Public Opinion
    But the social media site falls short of being a reliable barometer for public opinion, a new Pew Research Center study revealed. A glimpse of the Twittersphere may not be enough to gauge public opinion, a new study shows. Twitter is a great way to get a glimpse of what people are talking about. National surveys are also restricted to U.S.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Snap for Cash: 8 Ways You Can Make Money Online With Photography
    With a growing online presence for social media, people need professional profile files for their LinkedIn accounts and their websites. 'A high quality camera, a little luck, and some ingenuity could lead you from dabbling in a hobby to making instant fast cash selling photographs online. Selling products online. Graphic design. per month.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] For Nicholas Negroponte, the Future of Tech Is Ingestible (No Joke)
    'At TED 2014, MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte discussed the past 30 years as well as the next. Negroponte delivered his 18-minute talk , a TED standard, before an audience of about 1,200. He touched on what has happened in the world of computer science since he first presented at TED''s inaugural meeting in 1984.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010
    [Media] Thoughts on the 2010 Web Analytics Association Board of Directors Vote
    I’m running for three major reasons: Social Media Measurement : Let’s make sense out of them. Shouldn’t really matter, but consider yourself warned. This year, 21 nominees are running as nominees for five board of director positions – 1 in Europe and 4 in North America. I’ve talked to hundreds (thousands?)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Top 9 HR Fails of 2013
    Just like the AOL layoffs, someone in HR left a very important things off the layoff checklist: Either change social media passwords or make the company "tweeter" part of the layoff team. Your social media person should never be surprised by anything negative. These HR departments failed in their jobs. You''re fired! Intern lawsuits.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
    [Media] Lean Marketing Tips: Public Speaking
    PR can come in many flavors: media coverage, social media traffic, events, stunts, and (wait for it) public speaking engagements. 'When building a company, marketing is everything. We often think of marketing as advertising, but in lean  marketing that is only one component of an effective plan. Stick with what you know. Get it?
  • DSHEN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | The Dangers and Opportunities of.
    This same cycle is now taking place in social media. Demand Is Strong For Demand Media IPO. If Demand Media is to be a true contender in the public markets, it cannot be beholden to another company for its success. The markets know this and the short sellers are loading up on Demand Media stock. Archives. Other Blogs.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Telling It Straight: Blogging Goals For 2011 From Miami Mitch
    When I hear people say they “work hard&# , for some reason I always hear it about things like back linking or social media, which really aren’t going to make a site a success. Content in itself can bring a ton of traffic, social media and back linking will never create a loyal reader on their own. for my Premium Edition.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Use Online Tools to Drive Offline Sales
    Related Posts: Introducing Local Search Pro The Referral Engine Overview Slideshare offers tools for presenters Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Twitter for Business Essentials Archive 5 Ways to Use Online Tools to Drive Offline Sales is a post from: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often
    But there''s a definite payoff to making real (not just professional or social media) friends. 'Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions. Happiness: everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early forties. Bummer. Like this: 1. Make good friends. Make real friends.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Media] 12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast
    She uses the time to clear her inbox, schedule the day, and read social media. 'Are you starting your day off productively? If it has to happen, then it has to happen first, writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of " What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast." Science supports this strategy. They wake up early.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Media] Investor’s Four Letter Word
    They don’t get caught up in the “drama” that the word risk has unfortunately garnered in our "it bleeds it leads" media and in our litigious culture. The four letter word in all conversations between entrepreneurs and investors is risk. The best investors and entrepreneurs I know take a dispassionate and detached approach. Technology Risk.
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] The Year of the Timeless Stream
    In the realm of written media, some version of this has been going on for a while. I’ve been noticing something that I think will make some big strides in 2013. It’s a trend that I think we’ll see in consumer services. That shift I think is the movement from real-time to the timeless.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Media] New eBook on Revolution in Crowdfunding
    (Note: This post today is written by Kelsey Arnold of Social Media Today. And, like the politicians say on the ads, “I approved this message.” ” Tim). For entrepreneurs with the right strategy, this is an exciting year to launch a new business with high growth potential. The LA Times reports, “U.S.-based
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Media] How to create a niche – Small Business Spotlight
    ” Social media plays a big role in her efforts, she says, noting “It’s an excellent way to connect with my customers and fans of Puppy Cake.” How many times have you thought “somebody should make…” or “why doesn’t anybody sell…”? “People, myself included, love their dogs.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] Praise Where Praise is Due
    Social media brings transparency to all and service levels increasingly inform purchase decisions. It all started with a simple email exchange. The final mail was short and to the point ‘ thanks for the great customer service, sadly it is unusual.’ It got me thinking. For me the exchange was pretty straight forward. No big deal?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] 5 Benefits and 5 Key to Raising Crowdfunding
    PR Local media sources are enamored with Crowdfunding as it''s new and unique. 'Crowdfunding is getting a group of regular individuals to collectively fund your venture. And when I say "regular individuals" I am contrasting them to professional investors and lenders like banks, venture capitalists and angel investors. Below are five keys.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Small fires
    Jonathan fields just wrote a great post about this where he quotes Amy Hoy’s term of “entreporn” for the media’s obsession with startups scaling at all costs. Photo by Allison Titcomb. This month, Charlie Gilkey and I hosted our fifth Lift Off Retreat with a small group of extraordinary entrepreneurs. Trust was deep.
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