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  • MARK BIRCH  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
    [Media] Gambling, Investing and Startups
    It makes for good copy and fodder for the social media channels, but it is propagating a dangerous message. “It seemed crazy to me that you have to be an accredited investor to invest in a company,” says Case, “but you can go to Las Vegas and lose $10,000 at the table in an hour but you don’t have to be an accredited gambler to do that.”.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
    [Media] Coro Health Recognized as a Best of the Best Program to Watch
    Coro Health delivers customized digital media such as music, spirituality, education/brain games, and reminders to ease aging at home. Back in November the company raised $2M in financing, and is continuing to make incredible progress. Coro Health was the only consumer-based solution provider to be recognized among the winners. Coro Health.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] Startup Lessons: Marketing
    in fact I feel more strongly than ever that in order to be successful with this customer acquisition model that tech companies need to act more like media companies with a distinct editorial agenda and content strategy. To recap, here is the series thus far: 1) Hiring 2) Dynamic Org Structures 3) Product First. 4) Marketing. Disaster.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Media] 7 Tips To Help You Become A Millionaire
    It might be having lots of physical stores in retail, or a large email list or popular website online, or affiliates/joint venture partners, or money to spend on advertising, or some kind of media like a television or radio show, or magazine or newspaper. Income Report: I’m A Million Dollar Blogger. How I Made A Million Dollars.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] Draugiem Still Bigger Than Facebook In Latvia, Becomes Platform For New Startups
    The Draugiem Group now consists of 14 companies and over 100 employees, providing a range of solutions from SMS marketing telemetry and GPS devices, web applications, and even a television platform with social media integration. Draugiem.lv Latvia only has a population of 2.2 million, giving Draugiem a very high penetration rate. million.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Should Work Relationships Ever Be Friendships or More?
    Work relationships are in vogue, inside a company for collaboration and teamwork, and outside to customers and partners through social media for loyalty and interactive marketing. Yet the 2013 Office Romance Survey by Vault, Inc. So recently I started looking for some expert guidance on the pros and cons on this issue. Aid in self-esteem.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Media] StackThatMoney: Breeding Super Affiliates
    STM covers so many areas that you are likely to find information that is conducive to whatever it is you’re running, whether it be Facebook, AdWords, CPV, mobile, media buys, adult, etc. 'There is certainly no shortage of places to discuss and learn affiliate marketing out there. 20-Minute Screencast Tour and Walkthrough. daily deals).
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Media] 8 Cool Companies Who Just Raised Venture Capital
    Group Commerce raised $8 million from Spark Capital, Carmel Ventures, Lerer Media Ventures, and an individual angel investor. I've been traveling a bit lately and haven't kept up as much as usual on all the companies who recently raised venture capital. Here are some of the cool companies that raised VC within the past few weeks: 1.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Media] Marketing Automation: What is it and Why Should I Care?
    For starters, marketing automation refers to technology that allows marketing departments and organizations to more effectively market on multiple online channels (such as email, social media, websites, etc.) 'Marketing Automation: What is it and Why Should I Care? Marketers, meet your secret weapon: marketing automation. Sounds good, right?
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Existence Proof to Scale�From Point to Line to Curve
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Existence Proof to Scale–From Point to Line to Curve. How do you grow a software business? What does growth look like? This is what growth looks like. The horizontal axis is time. That’s not all. Posts.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
    [Media] Help Me Celebrate National Small Business Week
    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. But here’s the catch!
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013
    [Media] Interview with Olivier Baudoux, Founder & CEO for DrivAd, Inc.
    Our first product was targeted toward outdoor advertising (a $7 billion market), before we expanded into online and social media advertising (a $150 billion industry). Banner ads, just like so many advertising media have become very expensive. Hi Olivier, good to get a chance to pick your brain. just happen to be part of that group!
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #2: Er, Who Did You Say You Were?
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. We all know the three pillars of marketing, right? Know, Like, and Trust. Then why do so many non-fiction authors, many of whom intend to use their books as marketing tools, ignore this when they write?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] How to Lead Like Zuck
    When the News Feed was introduced it was initially disliked by users (mostly for privacy reasons), yet the feature fuelled massive expansion and set Facebook apart from other social media sites. 'As the Zuck turns 30, it''s time to look at how his leadership style has contributed to his phenomenal early success as an entrepreneur.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Media] Man Behind Vibram's FiveFingers Creates a Two-Toe Shoe
    We're doing the same--lots of social media. Tony Post, the man who popularized Vibram's FiveFingers foot-like shoe, learned a few lessons, raised $5 million, and struck out on his own. Tony Post was wearing two different shoes last week: one neon green and black, the other blue and steel gray. This was no fashion statement.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Side Hustle and Flow Interview Series: Alexandra Levit
    Later, I moved to Chicago and became a vice president at Edelman, a top global PR agency, and focused on creating online campaigns in the early days of social media. My days are a mix of creating new content, speaking to media, corresponding with clients and colleagues, and promoting my projects/helping colleagues and friends promote theirs!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why I Won't Hire a Creative Agency
    After all, with an agency you get client managers, art directors, designers, producers, media buyers and myriad other specialists working on your business. It's tempting to take creative responsibilities off your shoulders and hand it over to an agency, especially when you're growing. Here's why I decided to build an internal team instead.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] 5 Reasons to be a Mentor
    My colleagues were eager to share their experience with students because they wanted to learn from the social-media-savvy generation. It's not all about saving the world or 'helping' the next generation. You'll be surprised by how much you get out of it, too. My son Jared is a high school sophomore. For Coach Joe, it was never an issue.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Need a Revenue Boost? Try This Simple Formula
    Depending on your business, you can try a variety of marketing tactics, from trade-shows and traditional advertising, to SEO, PPC, social media, and word-of-mouth marketing. An easy way to break down your revenue goals into specific, actionable items. You know you need to increase revenue. What does all of this mean? hours (25%).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] The No A **e Guide: 3 Rules for Growing Your Business
    You can advertise and social media-ize and make your presence so ubiquitous that customers see your logo in their dreams. 'Stanford professor and No A **e Rule author Bob Sutton offers an advance peek at his new book on how to scale up without screwing up. Stanford professor and leadership author Bob Sutton calls it "the problem of more."
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs July Two :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Media] Tech Companies Urge Obama For More Transparency
    People are even beginning to flee some social media sites, because they fear the government is watching ( even if that''s not really the case ). 'In a move to shore up their own transparency credentials, over 60 tech companies ask Obama to let them make government data requests public. Specifically, the letter urges the U.S. Probably not
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] How to Find a Chief Marketing Officer
    You have to acquire customers from a variety of channels by buying media, developing messaging, and optimizing conversion. The role of the CMO has expanded dramatically, making it almost impossible to find the right one for your company. As you have probably learned by now, finding C-level executives for a young company is pretty hard.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Media] Can This CEO 'Scale'?
    While Kohort, the social media start-up I co-founded, does not yet have a large team, adding more folks to the core team has not dramatically changed the way I operate and make decisions as CEO. You'll find out relatively early in the life of a new venture. Here's why. Here's why: I believe my leadership team has already scaled. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Maybe I Was Wrong About Twitter
    Hi Jeff,Twitter is social media. I used to abide by a strict no-follow rule. Here's how one reader changed my mind. In a recent post I took the position that Twitter is just a tool. set up a Twitter account at the request of a few readers who wanted an easy way to know when I post new articles. It's meant to be just that—social.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] Startup Hiring and the Goldilocks Principle
    Here’s a typical story of what happens when you rush to fill seats from Carrie Kerpen , co-founder of likeable media, "We started to grow--and grow fast. If you had ever tweeted in your life, you were a great candidate to work at Likeable Media. What''s a founder to do? What gives? We started bringing people in the door.
  • START UP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] The competition is invisible
    We’ve already seen it in retail, music and media, and we are about to see it in every form of hardware and manufacturing. 'I recently saw a prototype for the Google self drive car – It’s picture is below and looks kinda cute / cool / weird. This is a bit of a shift in the projects trajectory.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [Media] How to Find a Celebrity Mentor
    If that''s not possible, at least follow and interact with your idol on social media. 'Need a mentor? Why not reach for the stars? Five strategies to bring your idol into your life. Imagine attending an event featuring a speaker or performer you absolutely revere: someone you nearly idolize. Would you brush it off, thinking it''s impossible?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Media] 4 Dumb Mistakes That Killed Hashable
    And then I bogged down and defaulted to my usual stance with new and untried social media: OK, I have an account. This promising start-up was supposed to kill business cards. series of bad decisions killed the company instead. The world learned by email around midnight Eastern Time last night that Hashable will be shutting down July 25.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Science-backed TopFloor raises $6m from Google Ventures, others for social shopping play
    Investors include Polaris Ventures, Google Ventures, Crosslink Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partners, and, of course, Science Media. Los Angeles-based incubator Science is at it again, having launched a brand new company called TopFloor designed to change the way we shop online. Think of it like a rebooted version of QVC for the social web.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Media] 9 Marketing Tricks to Steal From the Oscar Nominees
    Using social media research to understand the success of the movie about a love affair with an operating system becomes next to impossible. 'The campaign to win an Oscar in serious business--it takes months and costs somewhere around $20 million. But the rewards are sweet. It''s serious business. Plenty.--Erik Maybe too hard. Official U.S.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2010
    [Media] The Resilience of (Online) Communities
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized The Resilience of (Online) Communities The Resilience of (Online) Communities When most venture capitalists think of “barriers to entry&# , they think of things like: - Intellectual property (e.g., Take my own GoCrossCampus , for instance.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] 10 Tools To Get More From Your Video
    Related Posts: 5 Ways to Get More From Online Video My Video Toolbox Creating and Using Web Video Never Easier Some Video Thoughts on Social Media 3 Simple Ways to Empower Your Customers to Sell For You. 10 Tools To Get More From Your Video This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. This post originally appeared on AMEX OPENForum. Prezi. Stoome.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [Media] Collecting Business Cards Isn’t Enough: Seven Ways To Supernetwork Your Way To Success
    In this age of social media, we’ve come to confuse quantity for quality. But you’ll reach out to your larger group through less personal means of communication — blogs, e-newsletters, social media — than you will with your critical few. And chances are you’ve picked up a subtle, underlying message:  More is better. she told me.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
    [Media] Bridging the Small Business Marketing Gap
    Dan is a sought-after speaker on this topic at Internet marketing events, startup conferences and business workshops across the US, and he has been featured on media channels like MIXERGY and GrowthHacker.TV.  'Bridging the Small Business Marketing Gap written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • THE CORNICE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Anthropology, Authenticity and Design: Why First Round Invested in Cluster
    He knows more than a little something about scaling media. 'The problems solved by the best consumer apps are anthropological. The starting point is understanding the things that people have always done and why. Then you study how technology can be used to enable people to do it with much less friction. So here are a few questions.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010
    [Media] Cargo Cult Game Design
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Cargo Cult Game Design Cargo Cult Game Design During World War II, many remote Pacific islanders received their first taste of modern goods when Allied or Japanese armies showed up and took over. But this doesn’t really work.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Media] Slam Dunk Tips for Attracting and Keeping Fans
    These are people who will generate media (primarily online) on behalf of products, services, companies, or anything/one who inspires them. Everyone knows the value of  word of mouth marketing. It’s a concept as old as dirt, but not something most businesses know how to embrace. Fans  are basically customer evangelists.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] 14 Simple Ways to Get Considerably More Done
    Try this: Decide you''ll only spend 10 minutes a day on social media. 'Don''t think it''s possible because you''re already working in overdrive? Here''s a new way to look at your to-do list. In the spirit of the topic, let''s get right to it: 1. Eliminate one ego commitment. We all do things that have more to do with ego than results.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Media] Highlighting Israeli Q2 2011 Israeli VC Investments
    Happy to see a large number of consumer apps on the list, which was historically not the strongest side of Israeli high tech: Taykey – backed by Sequoia, provides ad targeting solutions based on trend analysis in social media. Gizmox – working with Microsoft on web application design software. Comes very handy from what I hear.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
    [Media] Event Invitation: The London Business School 2011 Private Equity Conference
    VC Cafe is proud to be a media partner. London Business School is proud to present the  London Business School 2011 Private Equity Conference. The event is themed “Turning the Corner – Delivering Value over the Next Decade”.This and Vincenzo Morelli (Partner – TPG Capital and Chairman of European Private Equity Roundtable).
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] The 7 Essential Practices of the New Sales Professional
    This means creating an online presence that includes content, SEO, email marketing, social media and maybe even awareness advertising. photo credit: Official GDC via photopin cc. Last week I wrote about what I called the Disciplines of the New Sales Professional. If last week’s post was the strategy, this is the tactics. 1) Create a platform.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
    [Media] How To: Get Into Holiday Gift Guides
    If you are having trouble finding contact information, call the publication’s main number or cut out some of your research time by purchasing a media list. The summer months may seem a little early, but this is the season to start working on getting your products featured in magazines’ Holiday Gift Guides. Create a story.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Media] 12 pieces of software that will improve your meetings
    Eric Bahn , Hustle Con Media.  . 'When you’re running a business, the last thing you want to deal with is another dropped call or bad connection. Especially in this day and age, when chances are the key members of your staff, partners, and even investors may not be in the same country, let alone the same room. Here’s what they said: 1. Speek.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
    [Media] The Growth of the Food Truck Industrial Complex | Student Entrepreneurs In On Craze
    His company’s customers are now “younger, hipper” entrepreneurs, he says, many with culinary school degrees and a strong grasp of social media. A few weeks back I met Dave, founder of Mike and Cookies , a start-up food truck company in Metro DC. Dave came up with his idea while a student at the University of Maryland.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
    [Media] Startup founders can have their cake and eat it too
    Social media, blogs, Twitter, and Facebook are changing the way startups market to their customers. Back in the day Venture Capitalists were king makers. They decided who got funded, facilitated strategic partnerships, and brokered M&A transactions for their portfolio companies. The world has changed.a This is a big change. Not anymore.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] Get Ready for the Facebook Exodus
    Two years ago, Dilip Venkatachari left his job at Google as head of mobile to start a social media advertising technology company called Compass Labs. As Facebook becomes a public company, it's making thousands of employees wealthy enough to bolt. The upside: They're ambitious, entrepreneurial, and ready to start their own companies.
  • [Media] Hands-On Screencast Review of CrazyCTR
    Even if you don’t use a traffic network but are doing a media buy on a website on a fixed monthly rate – increasing your CTR will get you more traffic, and thus a better bang for your buck. Note: The screencast version of this review is located further down, in case you want to see a hands-on video review. Most of you know this already.
  • VC CAFE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012
    [Media] FootTraffic Offers an API for Location-Based Offers
    The feedback on the product has been positive so far according to Elite and Alon Fargo, the husband and wife co-founders of  FootTraffic: “We were selected as a promising start-up by seedcamp, “Israeli Ne Media Delegation” led by Dr. Yossi Vardi and TFL (Technion for Life) group led by Mr. Reuven Agassi. Leading billion in 2011.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Media] 12 Mistakes Start-Ups Make the First Year
    If you''re running a media company, you''re going to have to wait until you''re big enough to hire a direct sales team before you make money. 'From going out too much to having too many founders, here''s what you''ve been doing wrong. When you write and read about start-ups all day long, you see founders make a lot of mistakes. it doesn''t.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
    [Media] Should You Consider Replacing Yourself as CEO?
    He talked about how we were going through a period of time in which people were measuring “likes” and “followers” but not the real value of social media conversion by tracking what actually converts into business and that few people understood the catalyst of what drove a successful campaign in the first place. An Awe.Sm
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Media] Tips To Avoid Business Failure
    Blockbuster pretty much led the rental media industry for a couple of decades and now its stores are near extinction.  by Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation.com. Over 50 percent of small businesses fail within the first five years of existence.  Close to half of those who failed could have foreseen their failure.  Listen to the naysayers.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Dr.Liz Alexander on Co-Authorship
    m a former freelance journalist interested in which media channels are talking extensively about thought leadership. My friend Dr.Liz Alexander recently co-authored a book called Thought Leadership Tweet. Please check it out. Liz and Craig have not met before and the entire process of long-distance collaboration was awesome.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Happy to be small again
    Oversee the media department. 'Three months ago I was President and Chief Digital Officer of Engauge (a 250-person digital marketing agency) and had a wide range of responsibilities. Five different departments reported to me across three offices. There were days that I felt the meetings would not end. Oversee the technology department.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] Follow the Logical Path to Marketing Success
    Know tactics – AdWords ad promoting free eBook that is related to your service offering but doesn’t sell anything directly, blog posts answering common client challenges amplified in social media, Facebook promoted posts for free eBook, LinkedIn Answers geared towards blog posts and free eBook content. Trust. Repeat. Refer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] How 6 Startup Logos Came to Be
    This location-based social media app uses multiple inferences in their logo to help tell a story and also to motivate employees. 'How you brand a company says a lot about your intentions as a start-up. Good branding means you are serious about capturing a wide audience. As you might guess, it all starts with your logo. What can you learn?
  • 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. 'It''s tough times for companies trying to hire software developers. Here''s how to give yourself an edge. Need to hire an engineer? Yeah, so does everybody else.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Clicksor Online Contextual Advertising Network
    That’s not the case with Clicksor, because they want to give you added flexibility with more media offers. You’ll notice that there are five ad formats available through Clicksor: text ads, rich media banners, graphical banners, pop-unders and interstitial ads. ” Let’s see how they work. Five Ad Formats.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] 21 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Landing Pages (And What To Do About It)
    Social media sharing widget? 20 You focus on social media sharing. 'So you have a landing page – or maybe 87 of them. Too bad you’re screwing them up. Landing pages are easy – in theory. In the real world, landing pages are quite hard to get right. Here we go. 1 The headline sucks. What the hell man! Submit? Oh no.
  • DSHEN  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] The Due Diligence Customer Call - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2011
    [Media] News Innovation: Still Haven't Quite Gotten There Yet - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Brand?
  • DSHEN  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Apple Charges Subscription.
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011
    [Media] The Economy as an Accelerant - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2011
    [Media] Combating the MIT Problem for Startups - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. agree.
  • DSHEN  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] It's Our Job to Help Prepare You for Series A - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
    [Media] Venture Therapy - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Panic!
  • K9 VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
    [Media] Announcing K9 Ventures, L.P. – a seed stage fund
    No advertising, content or media businesses which may have a three-way business model, but rather companies which deliver direct value to paying customers. I’m pleased to announce the formation of K9 Ventures, L.P. – a seed-stage fund. K9 Ventures, L.P. Technical Product : The product must have some technical depth.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Media] Profs iPhone Mapping App Offers the Road Less Traveled
    The Wired blog at the Chronicle of Higher Ed has a piece on a Mark Shepard , a Prof of Architecture and Media Studies at the Univ of Buffalo. Shepard’s has created a mapping application called Serendipitor. For Serendipitor users, the trip is the reward. It’s not really about a social network.”. Is this bad? Does it matter?
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Media] Multimedia emoticons
    This is a guest post by Torsten Raudssus ( @raudssus ), who is a software developer specialized for social media, high load websites and IRC. Recently on the #duckduckgo IRC channel (freenode), Getty had been using some links to pictures and videos as extended emoticons. opinion, double face palm, Jeopardy). The people have many opinions.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] The Rise Of Tablet Shopping And What Online Retailers Need To Know About It
    Tablet users are known to spend more time interacting and engaging with content and media. 'by Shaylee Rogers, marketing coordinator for Show. With the advancements of today’s technology, online is becoming the norm for many shoppers. this year to reach $1.5 Customer experience will always be a hot topic in the world of eCommerce.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] Eight Ways To Ace An Interview
    Check their social media presence and do a Google search to see if the company or any spokespeople have been in the news recently. 'by Thomas Moran, CEO of  Addison Group. There’s no denying that interviews are stressful, intimidating and can most likely make or break chances at landing a prospective position. Arrive Early. Know the Company.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] Legal Issues Behind Running A Small Business
    When she’s not busy writing or working on her friends’ group blog,  Word Baristas , she’s busy monitoring her social media profiles for opportunities. 'by Melissa Page. If you’re running a small business, you need to be on top of legal basics to make your business successful. Government compliance. Change in business structure. Leases.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Four Reasons for a Business Model
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Four Reasons for a Business Model. This week at Techstars during my office hours sessions, I was asked questions by several teams which each time led to the same place: please draw a business model diagram for me.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Media] New Start-ups: Here's Your Digital To-Do List
    Serial entrepreneur Ryan Alovis, the CEO and founder of interactive agency ArkNet Media , says these tools form the foundation of online marketing. 'You already know you need a robust Web presence for your business. What other tech steps do you need to take to get established? Read this handy list. Register the domain. Google-ize.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs April Sixteen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    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.
  • READWRITE.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [Media] Don't Write Off Relational Databases For Big Data Just Yet
    © 2013 SAY Media, Inc. Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Search. Follow us. Share. Share… on Facebook. on Twitter. on Google+. on Linked in. by Email. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. Hot Topics. Microsoft. iPhone 5. Hurricane Sandy. Politics. YouTube. About.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Recently, food delivery startup Eat 24 wrote a sharp critique of Facebook, announcing it was leaving the social network to focus the bulk of its social media efforts on Twitter and Instagram. 'A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. Sorry, Satya Nadella. -- ZDNET 3.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] What Would You Do About This Facebook Post?
    Experts weigh in on how to handle this social media pickle. An employee's questionable Facebook post leaves one CEO wondering how to react. Mark O’Donnell thinks he has a problem – and he’s not sure what, if anything, he should do about it. ” Now put yourself in Mark’s shoes. “One is fairly obvious.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] From Zero to SEO Hero in 315,569,520 Seconds
    Are you active in social media networks, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ or industry forums? Becoming a master of SEO doesn't happen over night. Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if your company is ready to tackle this challenge. often find it challenging to help business owners know where to start with SEO.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Media] Top 6 Characteristics of the Best Startup CEOs
    Becoming a CEO is easy--just take a few minutes to change your job description on social-media sites and call up a printer to send you some new business cards. 'Do you have what it takes to excel as a CEO? Top names from the startup scene weigh in. Presto! You’re now a CEO. What traits emerged as consistent themes? Resiliency is No.
  • 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?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
    [Media] Ask.fm Responds To Cyberbullying Allegations
    but also on other social media. Especially when many of these suicides can actually be prevented thanks to social media, where teenagers choose to openly scream for help about their issues has been growingly rapidly and currently boasts 52 million registered users, over 20 million visitors per day and 180 million monthly uniques.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] ArcticStartup Should Be Taxed For Copyright Purposes, Just In Case
    similar tariff is added to all different empty media, in this case empty CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes and so on. One of these is the copyright tariff in empty media, like CDs and DVDs. Last night I came home to read some news that Finland is considering adding a copyright tariff on external hard drives. Image by RambergMediaImages
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] How to Choose a Credit Card for your Business
    Plus, Timothy Sykes, founder of Millionaire Media, talks about how to analyze your spending. What should you look at before you pick your business credit card? View the video on Inc.com at: [link]. Advertisement: Win New Customers. Ads by Pheedo
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
    [Media] Who Should You Hire?
    Come with social media strategy backgrounds and get how to engage customers with content. 'Who Should You Hire? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Marketing podcast with Dan Schawbel. When it comes to hiring business owners want to find people with the skills they need to do the job.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] Twingly Acquires Bloggportalen.se From Aftonbladet
    Twingly also provides Twingly Blogstream, which has seen over 40 Twingly Partners sign up to use their Blogstream Widget, which is designed for easy integration into “traditional” media publishing systems. In December Twingly announced it has acquired Bloggportalen.se As part of the acquisition deal, both Aftonbladet.se and E24.se
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
    [Media] Fear of Failure & a $200 Million Payoff
    The well designed site is the eye candy of social media, and is gaining reputation as a traffic referrer more powerful than LinkedIn or Google+—and one with a more natural connection to retail stores and items. Ben Silbermann, the founder of Pinterest, navigated a roundabout path to founding a technology company. How'd that happen?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Media] Turntable.fm: Where Did Our Love Go?
    But their predicament highlights what's so weird about the social-media business: Nobody understands why certain sites grow, exactly. The partners behind a one-time "next big thing" go to South by Southwest to win back the adoration of the tech world--and figure out how to make their partnership work. Last summer, Turntable.fm is Amazing."
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] The Brand Personality Test
    Every detail matters, from your packaging and website to your press material and social media initiatives.   Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Bob Bare – Enjoy! Does Your Brand Pass The Personality Test? Consumers often seek out brands they like, know, and most importantly, trust.  It’s simple. 
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
    [Media] Knowing Your Audience in the YouTube Era
    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
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
    [Media] Scaling Up: 6 Tips to Avoid Growing Pains
    Whether you manufacture toasters or provide social media consulting to other companies, your business's No. When your company growth doubles every week, there's plenty of room for error. Cloudfare co-founder Michelle Zatlyn explains how to survive it. The company saw more than 720 million unique IP addresses and an estimated 1.3 Ta-dah!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Media] How to Score a Job at a Tech Start-up
    Add a skill: Every start-up needs people who understand analytics, email marketing, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and coding. Can you handle long hours, low pay, and impossibly high expectations? The start-up life might be for you. Here's how to break in. I've seen both sides of this equation. So do the research.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Pinevio: A New Look On Content Discovery
    Information overload is a big problem online and there are many services that try to solve it: from good old RSS readers to various content discovery platforms like Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon or Reddit to social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook. That is how Pinevio , a social content discovery platform, was founded a year ago.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
    [Media] Spotify Vs Indie Labels
    This week Spotify found itself under attack from indie labels , resulting in at least one of them (Century Media) taking their content off the music-streaming service. Their biggest criticism: Spotify pays next to nothing to independent labels. Thus, indendent label owners say in chorus, Spotify is destructive for their business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Not Made in America: Where U.S. Innovation Really Comes From
    market and its strong patent protections were important considerations to Vishal Sankhla, co-founder and chief technology officer of Viralheat , a social media analytics company in Santa Clara, Calif. 'Many of the country''s best and brightest ideas? Well, they''re not exactly home-grown. At least that''s the trope. The U.S. But the U.S.,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Get the Most Bang for Your Marketing Buck: 3 Ways
    One sales person can easily sell a product to a few customers without the need for websites, social media, advertising or even a business card. 'Marketing dollars are a terrible thing to waste. Here are three powerful tips for getting the most from what you spend. For many companies, marketing seems like the department of magic. moment.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Media] How To Manage Your Online Reputation
    Also make sure that you sign up for all of the associated social media handles and vanity URLs. Robust social media activity is useful, as well. 'Small businesses rise or fall on the basis of their online reputation, which is largely the result of the ways in which today’s consumers do their product research. Defending Your Turf.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] 3 Leadership Tips for a Particular Kind of Entrepreneur: the Successor
    Notice how he''s a little more media-friendly than the old man? 'North Korea''s Kim Jong-un may be a despot, but his succession problems probably look a lot like yours. Kim Jong-un? know how he feels. Really, I do. The young ruler of North Korea has been getting a lot of bad press. His birth date is unsure. Was it 1982? Was it in Switzerland?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurial Profile #2: The Expert
    ” Sue dabbled in social media for a while. She followed the step-by-step plans laid out by the social media experts. “These other business owners with one-fifth my expertise and a silly product are getting all kinds of followers and activity through social media. Your Investor Do es!” She posted. She tweeted.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Tools to help you proofread emails (so you never have to scramble to hit unsend)
    But with extra features—links, attachments, video, social media follow buttons—the opportunity for mistakes also becomes greater. 'You can feel the temperature in your face start to rise. Maybe you were distracted, rushed, or typed the message on the walk to your car – but somehow, you’d messed up. The first email was sent in 1971.
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