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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
    [Media] Is the Infomercial Dead?
    Creating ads with traditional DRTV features--celebrities, demonstrations, and most importantly, a call to action--allows you to measure sales before or after the spot runs, as well as how it impacts social media and search. 'The format thrives, but big companies are taking over. This story first appeared on Slate. But turn on the TV at 1 p.m.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] Infochimps Acquires Y Combinator Startup Data Marketplace
    Michelle won the inaugural Austin American Statesman Texas Social Media Award in 2009. Infochimps , a marketplace to buy, sell and share any list, spreadsheet or dataset in the world, today announced the acquisition of Data Marketplace , a Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps people find, buy and sell data online. Give us some details?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] How to Leverage Mobile Technology to Gain Insights Into Your Marketplace
    Often, consumers will even volunteer this information by posting places visited on social media.  photo credit: blakespot. In the next few years, marketing will be almost totally mobile. Mobile Apps are the Future of Marketing Research. Geolocation Will Give More Insight Into Customer Habits. Routers will Help Gauge Customer Behavior.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Media] Having a Strong Family and a Good Venture – They’re Not Mutually Exclusive
    Entrepreneurs feed off praise from clients, employees, and the media. The delicate balance between work and family can define a successful entrepreneur. Many entrepreneurs find their businesses require such major time and energy commitments that family life takes a backseat. You deserve to enjoy the benefits of your hard work as a leader.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
    [Media] Windows 8: Microsoft in a Post Microsoft Era
    It’s not that desktop computing will go away, but it clearly – by any measure – isn’t driving growth and Microsoft is responding by drawing on their considerable experience in gaming, media, and mobile technologies to offer a next generation platform. Win8 features a rich immersive audio and video capabilities.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [Media] Entrepreneur Networking & the Scarcity of Time, Part II
    When talking to people about Stratfor for the first time, I usually describe it as the Huffington Post of 1999 but with three key differences: it was subject matter specific -- international news and intelligence is Stratfor's game, there was no social media -- although we were doing live blogging/tweeting of major events back then, and.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Splitting Equity
    About the same time as all this is going on some BLiNQ Media sales friend decides to get out of Gannett and join our new venture. 'The subject of startup equity distribution is one that seems to generate a lot of interest. wish I had have written this one line, " The rules are: I''m going to give no explanations. Just listen to me." It is.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Groupon IPO
    One of the things about running through the IPO process is that it generates a lot of general mass media attention. I get the question every week, perhaps at least once a day. What do you think of the Groupon IPO? That's good for you guys, right?". To which I reply a hearty "maybe.". Groupon raised $700 million at a $12 billion valuation.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Media] Potential of Mobile as a platform for new ventures
    Mobile data usage has been primarily fueled through the  increased market penetration of smartphones  which increased its market share from 11% in 2008 to 17% in 2009, and the  rise in social media access via mobile phones. In December 2009, mobile data traffic (surfing the net, checking email, exploring social networks etc.)
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Media] Search: Not Provided: What Remains, Keyword Data Options, the Future
    And if you want to feel better about this, just think of how you make decisions about offline media – that is entirely based on faith! genuinely believe the smartest SEOs out there will go back to school and massively upgrade their experimentation and media mix modeling skills. Yahoo! want to protect user privacy. silverlinings.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Media] Are Your Words Killing Your Brand?
    It’s for writing website copy, social media posts, blog articles or any other type of content you produce. 'Are Your Words Killing Your Brand? written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: BigStock. ” And as a verb: “to give a product a distinctive identity.”
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways Your Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line
    Share posts, deals, and information via social media. '5 Ways Your Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line 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 from Jake Magleby    – Enjoy! Unresponsive Web Design. Slow Loading Time.
  • BABBLING VC  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] You Can't Ever Have Enough Hype Until You Have Too Much Hype
    It's essential to stay on their radar screens and not disappear in the flood of bad news coming out from the media. . OK, hands up, who's truly surprised by the drop in the stock markets or the postponed tech IPO's or even the upcoming slowdown in venture financing? No really, who is surprised? For the rest of you, let's get back to business.
  • BABBLING VC  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Media] Screw the Jockey, Bet on the Mafia
    Not social in the capital-S SOCIAL MEDIA! There's a saying in venture capital that goes "Bet on the jockey and not on the horse!" Hence the title! Sarah Lacy wrote a long post about "mafias" and those that ensued once companies such as Google, PayPal and so forth became successful. Feel free to go read it. It's kinda long but worth the time.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Media] Startup Showcase vs. Industry Event: How to Decide Which to Attend
    Startup are great early adopters when you need to build a user base for your product but they’re also very easy to reach through other channels like social media and dedicated communities. 'On February 22 I received an email saying that my startup, AdEspresso , had been invited to participate in TechCrunch Disrupt NY! Are we crazy? hope not.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Register for a DBA
    You need to claim any and all social media and internet properties ASAP. 'Filing for a ‘Doing Business As’ name is usually nowhere near the top of a small business owner’s to-do list. It costs money, requires you to fill out paperwork and, depending on where you do business, might mean running an announcement in a local paper for a few weeks.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] What Lenders Look for in a Business Plan
    Note all marketing and publicity you are doing (regular social media, strategic partnerships, presentations, broadcast advertising, etc.) Tweet Your business plan is the foundation of your business. It defines your vision and mission, and serves as a road map as you move forward. It’s one of the most important documents you’ll ever create.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Media] Big Data Saved My Company (and Gave Me a Second Shot at Google)
    Turn's "media platform" then helps the client create marketing campaigns based on the data and deploys ads across video, Web, and mobile apps. Using data, Turn is revolutionizing the way marketers advertise. In the process, it has to head off Google. I call it the 'burn the boat' speech," Demas recalls. The start-up enjoyed moderate success.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Success: If You Define It, You Can Accomplish It
    With our media and celebrity-heavy culture, it’s very, very common to see people unconsciously adopt a frame of reference that if they’re not famous, they’re not successful. 'Successful is not a word with a simple or self evident definition. Nothing, as long as first you define what it means to be successful. Intrigued?
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010
    [Media] Link-o-Rama
    My friend Tom Foremski’s new initiative “every company is a media company&# is spot on. Not only does this introduce a really innovative revenue model for media sites but the experience of Kachingle trying to sell it to big newspapers should be a cautionary tale for anyone interested in this market. go figure.
  • VCBALL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Media] Win the Talent War - VCball
    Clay Shirkys Writings Writings About the Internet: Economics & Culture, Media & Community, Open Source. VCball. New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email. Subscribe via Feeds. Subscribe in a reader. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. John R.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Quickest Ways to Improve Your Website
    You can accomplish this by including any or all of the following on your website: Media mentions (in which media your company has been featured) Credibility logos (e.g., 'Regardless of how good your current website it, I''m confident it can be better. In fact, on my website, I''m constantly testing new ideas to improve it. And so on.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Beware the CMO Who Can Do It All
    The list of qualifications are miles long and reach for the stars: “Must leverage full suite of marketing channels including Digital/Social Media.” 'Looking for the perfect CMO? Turns out, your expectations might be a little unreasonable. Here''s what you should expect from a CMO. How do I know?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Media] Think Years, Not Months: 3 Tips for Long-Term Growth
    That''s why over the years we acquired a social media marketing company and also added direct mail postcards , online surveys and event marketing to our product portfolio. 'Measure your growth and progress in years, not months, because you have to be in it for the long haul. With that came the hiring of our chief operating officer, Dave.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] 10 Biggest Holiday Party Faux Pas
    Here we are, that time of year when the media gets to trot out all those seedy, cautionary tales about how bad behavior at the holiday office party can land you in deep you-know-what or even blow up your career. There's only one rule of office parties: Enjoy the entertainment; just don't be the entertainment. Check out the worst offenses.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] Easy Ways to Boost Holiday Sales
    While panelists emphasized the use of social media to help drive holiday sales, Misty Young, founder of Reno, Nevada-based Squeeze In Diners , said she complemented efforts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with postcards and direct mail. A recent survey revealed that consumers don't want to spend more this holiday season.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [Media] Runet Trends 2010
    Third, online advertising outperformed other media in terms of growth - it's grown by 37%, with contextual advertising growing by 45% from the total Internet advertising. In terms of revenue online advertising has come close to outdoor ads and advertising in print media and is likely to surpass those in the upcoming years. and 2.5M
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 10 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Standup Comics
    Great entrepreneurs are great observers. They carefully monitor the competition, the market, their team, and their various stakeholders. Great entrepreneurs learn from the world around them and they never, ever stop learning. This is the latest in a series of posts, musing on what we can learn from the most unexpected of sources. The comics.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Media] Why Every Small Business Needs Great Content
    Maximizing Your Earned Media for Sales and Lead Generation Getting Better at Getting Email How to Get More Social Mileage Out of Video I Have a Web Site, What Else Should I be Doing Online 4 Using Facebook Graph Search To Help Your Business. To ensure a strong online presence, you need good content. Subtract the sales pitch. Use Hyperlinks.
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Media] Don't Plan to Get Rich from Your Startup
    It’s not as sexy as conquering the world with the next brilliant consumer-focused social media network microblog app, but your chance of a modest outcome is 10x…perhaps 100x greater. Join nearly 6,000 startup entrepreneurs by subscribing to my RSS feed. Getting rich shouldn’t be your goal when launching a startup. Subscribe!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Tell If Your New Business Prospect Is Worth It
    Always try to avoid chasing new business prospects that have promoted their RFP via the media, aren't open to meetings or personal phone calls, or ask you to submit your RFP response blindly. How to determine which prospects are a fit for your organization. Thus, new business outreach can never come to a standstill. Is there a formal RFP?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Media] Even Unsexy Products Can Strike Kickstarter Gold
    The founders, who''ve bootstrapped the company for the past two years in Provo, Utah, also listed every blog and media outlet they hoped to appear in (Inc. 'The SnapRays Guidelight has taken Kickstarter by storm, drawing $12,000 in only two hours. Here''s a page from their playbook. But that wasn''t enough to get the point across. and $12.
  • SHARKSEO.COM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Media] SEO Advice for Bootstrapped Startups
    Rae Hoffman-Dolan, Sugarrae.com & Outspoken Media I think the main piece of advice I would offer is to figure out who your brand is before telling the world who it is. With brands of mine such as Outspoken Media and Sugarrae , obviously, we knew who we were (us!) [link] Home Archives Search Game Who Is Shark SEO? It works. Thanks!
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: See Paranoia As An Opportunity
    Young people naively enter their pictures and personal data for fun on social networking sites, ignoring constant feedback from the media that these are bad practices. Even though 1984 passed uneventfully over 25 years ago, there is still a large population out there worried about George Orwell , and the animals taking over the farm.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Why Every Leader Needs a 4-Year Goal
    Thanks to the short-term focus of public-company reporting, and the media''s insistence on insta- as the default prefix to just about everything, few business leaders I meet feel comfortable with planning four years ahead. For some, it will be the apex of their entire career. Will it be worth it? Only the outcome will decide.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] What Venture Capitalists Really Do All Day
    I''m always trying to stay current with the people in our industry that I care about and find new voices--via social media, via our founders, via friends--to engage," he writes. 'It''s not all schmoozing and cutting big checks. Here''s how one partner at Homebrew, a seed-stage venture fund, spends his time.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] How To Do Conversion Optimization With Very Little Traffic?
    This will not work (at all) if you have significant changes in your traffic sources, if you run ad campaigns, if it’s a holiday season, if you get a PR win and social media goes crazy about you. '“ I have too little traffic to test; hence, I can’t do conversion optimization. ” I’ve heard this a lot. t , I say.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Media] Thumbs Up On Gatekeepers, But Who… And How?
    Relentless Social Media. Then there’s the relentless deluge of social media. 'by Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of ” Havana Lost ” and “ A Bitter Veil “ Some say the lunatics have taken over the asylum. But is all this freedom a good thing? Let’s look at the repercussions. Glut of books/ Lack of Discovery.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012
    [Media] Why Native Apps May Not Be Our Mobile Future
    Users have the ability to access information, games, or media by simply tapping an icon. When Alex is not helping the world go mobile with FiddleFly , he spends his time traveling the country speaking about social media, marketing, and the future of the web. by Alex Kutsishin, President of FiddleFly, Inc. Mobile Has Come A Long Way.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Media] 6 Tips For Surviving The First Five Years In Business
    Also, be open to new technology and trying new things like social media.  'by Frances Kweller, founder and CEO of  Kweller Prep. new business venture is like a new marriage: it’s really exciting and fun; then it’s a lot of work and fun.  Here are some tips on how to survive the first five years of business: 1. Make a commitment.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
    [Media] Need To Know: Answers To The Questions That Every First-Time App Developer Asks
    Scott pioneered many of the most utilized concepts in online media including opt-in data collection, email to postal data appending, affiliate marketing, web syndication, internet reality shows and internet pay per view. 'by Scott Hirsch, f ounder and CEO of  Appsbar. iOS or Android? Talk to your customers! To be Free, or Not to be Free?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] 6 Tips For Managing Remote Employees
    Morgan Sims is a writer and graduate of the University of South Florida who loves all things tech and social media. 'by Morgan Sims. Nearly a quarter of the U.S. workforce reported working from home at least part of the time in 2012, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Create Engagement Opportunities. Offer Optimal Access.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Media] 5 Steps to Navigating Your Toughest Prospects
    Too often people with new ideas get steered to the folks working in new media, innovation, or digital, and are quickly forgotten. Why pitching to a big company is different -- and how to do it well. It’s downright dangerous for small companies, and especially start-ups, to deal with the corporate giants who dominate so many industries.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] “What I’ve learned about creating meaningful work”
    m also talking to myself, for every time I leave social media open because I think I can do actual work and keep up with status updates and retweets and blah blah, all at the same time. 'Paul Jarvis  is a Web designer and author. His latest book, Everything I Know,  is now available. Working for yourself is scary stuff. To innovate. Show up.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Media] Productivity@Work Resource: Keep Your Communications Safe and Secure
    The more online communications tools you use—website, blog, social media, and more—the more access hackers have to your network and computers. Comcast Business Class Internet gives you the tools you need to keep your business safe from online threats.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Fourteen :: 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] 15 Things to Blog About
    Twitter Post : If you’re a social media ninja like me then putting together a round of your  favorite tweets for the week will come natural. '(Note from Tim: I post here every Wednesday and I’ve posted more than a thousand posts since I started this blog on Entrepreneur.com in 2007. Interviews can help you achieve that.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 10 Apps to Install First on a New iPhone 5S
    As you can guess, this social media manager is the one I use to create a post that I then send to multiple services (and multiple accounts on those services). 'Here''s a checklist to prime your new device for maximum productivity. Before you hand an employee (or yourself) a new iPhone 5S or 5C, there are a few things to do first. Yahoo!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Richard Branson: 3 Ways to Be More Audacious in Business
    By making bold choices and never settling for the status quo, Branson built one of the biggest media empires in the world. 'First, eliminate your fear of failure--and think bigger. Richard Branson is pretty much audacity in human form. He offered three tips for being bold in your own business decisions, and channeling your own inner Branson.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Best Marketing Tech Conference You've Never Heard Of
    These Indiana natives will discuss their experiences and the future of tech, marketing and media. 'Over the past decade, Indianapolis has quietly shifted from a center of manufacturing and shipping to a marketing technology hub. Check out this conference. New Software Demo Stage Are you looking for technology from leaders in the industry?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Media] These 2 Start-ups Rock at Strategic Partnerships
    The company also just launched its first media partnership, as their box will be featured in a spread of "Summer Essentials" in June's Details magazine. Start-ups can get a huge boost from partnering with larger companies. Bespoke Post and Parking Panda are growing thanks to key partners. Here's how they did it. How's Parking Panda doing?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] ThinkLink Releases Facebook Integration For Rich Images
    Rich media tags from services like Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram, Imgur, Flickr, and Twitter are supported from the beginning, and support for custom third-party tags will be added in the coming weeks. 'Helsinki seems to have two major trends going at the moment.
  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Be a Pioneer not an Opportunist
    In my view, what makes today different than the last tech downturn is the proliferation of technology in the mainstream culture, and digital media is an integral element of this. As we turn over to a new year, it seems that everything old is new again. I’ve seen this movie twice before as a VC. Think big and bold and game-changing.
  • 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!
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Media] Three Amazing Web Data Analyses Techniques For Analysis Ninjas
    Or the Social Media of course they will never every buy but eat our bandwidth daily digging diggers ! Day in and day out we stare at standard tables and rows and convert them into smaller or scarier tables and rows and through analysis we try and move the really heavy beast called the "organization" into action. It is hard. Nothing.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Smartphone Location Tracking Apps Next Wave Is B2B
    As outlined a while back by Adam Holden-Bache on Social Media B2B , I’m convinced that business-to-business has more money and more untapped opportunities, still waiting to be found: Find strategic partnerships. So far, it’s been focused on people wanting to find nearby shopping specials and friends ( Shopkick and Foursquare ).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
    [Media] 3 Tiny Startups Get Their 30 Seconds of Fame on National TV
    I think the biggest thing is that it''s really brought an incredible amount of exposure to our little company, and we have received a lot of earned media attention, which has in turn resulted in opportunities for business," founder Jason Amundsen said. Last week, three of them got their 30 seconds of fame when the ads aired.
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Which Subscription/Billing Systems Are the Best? - 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  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Building the "Apple of [fill in the blank]" - 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  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Envisioning the Future by.
    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, DECEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] We Investors are Haunted by Our Past - 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!
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Merging Glam and Ning
    Today, my company Ning, where I serve as chairman and cofounder, is announcing that it has agreed to merge into Glam Media. billion page views, add recurring subscription revenue to Glam’s business model, and most importantly, set up the combined company to be the leading social media content company on the web. Companies
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
    [Media] How Great Business Writing Gets Done Quickly
    He likes to write on social media, small business and education related topics. 'Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Steve Aedy – Enjoy! Great writers know a thing or two about how great writing is done. After all, that’s their job. Think, Therefore I Have a Headache. Ready, Fire, Aim.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Using Gmail as a Simple CRM Tool
    Browser plugin Rapportive is a tool that adds social media data to your contact records. Using Google’s free suite of tools you can create a nice lightweight CRM system with just a few tweak along the way. Contacts Gmail comes with a contact database that will automatically store information on anyone you add or correspond with.
  • 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?
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] The Innovation Economy
    research tool to worldwide social and business media. July 19, 2012. An Article for the Technolink Association: Dr. Kevin J. Scanlon and Ms. Jessica Seay-Klatt. Pasadena Angels Investment Group. Society today continues to benefit from game-changing. innovations in medicine and business through successful. These partnerships. This is. network.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Techstars Boston Pitch Night 2010: Beware HIPPOs
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Techstars Boston Pitch Night 2010: Beware HIPPOs. was a mentor to some of the teams again this year, and was thrilled to see how far they had each progressed during the program. Posted Thursday, June 03, 2010. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Rebecca Dale
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Rebecca Dale. Rebecca Dale, dear lovely, loving and loved wife of my broken-hearted brother Andy, and mother of their two wonderful children, died early Saturday morning. Rebeccas funeral was on Tuesday. Abraham.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: The thousand dollar genome�really close now
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The thousand dollar genome–really close now. loved seeing the recent Xconomy story about A Wowser Moment in DNA Sequencing – yes, getting close to that thousand dollar genome. Email This BlogThis! Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Big Data, �Mass� Data
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Big Data, “Mass” Data. Just a few days after I started my Big Data blog series, yesterday was Big Data in Massachusetts day. The MassTLC has a nice summary blog post here. Email This BlogThis! Newer Post.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Media] Protecting Your Online Reputation from Trolls: 8 Tips
    Tip #2: Pander, don't preach When addressing complaints via social media, your intended audience is not the person who feels they were wronged. Some customers have legitimate complaints. Others are just itching for a fight--or a refund. How to respond. Unfortunately, a negative review--especially one that is articulate and engaging--on Yelp!,
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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%).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010
    [Media] What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking
    Products like awe.sm (I’m an investor) will help you manage the efficacy of your social media marketing campaigns. AOL is in the process of rebuilding itself and emulating a little-known LA-based startup called Demand Media. This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch. chuckle. The Past (1985-2002).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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?
  • 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!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] 5 Tips For Turning Parenting Dilemmas Into Lucrative Inventions
    Other good resources to browse for inspiration are Mompreneur Mogul , The Mogul Mom , Mom Invented and Mompreneur Media. 'By Kaylee Wickline, inventor of the Potty Wiz. Maybe it was just a thought, or maybe you came up with a great idea to solve the dilemma. You likely have a million thoughts running through your head. Get inspired.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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