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  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Media] Friends and Family: Largest Startup Funding Source
    Finally, you will develop tactics such as building quality links to your website through social media and professional article writing to boost your rankings in the search engines. billion annually. Surprisingly, friends and family contributed nearly three times the amount of capital to thousands of startups each year. Have a game plan.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Media] Will This Startup Event Suck?
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Will This Startup Event Suck? Will This Startup Event Suck? Being a new entrepreneur in a big tech scene like the Bay Area, Boston or NYC is tough. But you can’t totally avoid startup events. 100 – 200 Points: Can you add me as your +1?
  • 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.
  • START UP BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] Startup typologies
    If we nail it we get our face on the cover of magazines and get lots of free media. There are three main types of startups: Trophy idea. Idea borrowing. Renovation. Each of which has its advantages and disadvantages. Trophy Ideas – The prize here is generally pretty big. This is the idea we are waiting our whole life.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Media] Omniture and Adobe: What it means
    If you wondered how we were going to pay for online media and digital TV, well, now you know. > [link] Watching Websites » The Adobe and Omniture Acquisition: Some Predictions [.] Adobe has a problem. They make great client software — Flash, Flex, Acrobat — that works with the vast majority of browsers.
  • 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. Here''s what''s next.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] Apple's Soho Store Launches Meet the Actor Series
    Plus, it got the media''s attention--ehem. Is it worth it to launch an event unrelated to your brand? Here''s a tech event even Hollywood would love. Actress Allison Williams, star of the hit HBO series Girls, gave a talk on acting and tech startups last week at a Manhattan Apple store. First, the event got people into an Apple store.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready
    Monitor behaviors like email opens and click-throughs, social media engagement, and downloads. How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Ellen Gomes – Enjoy! . The same is true for businesses of all sizes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Better Believe It: There Is a Dark Side to Success
    Media outlets take notice-- first local, then regional and eventually, national. Sure, you''re successful now, but how do you create long-term success for your company? Avoid these red flags like the plague. Achieving and celebrating success is an important--and hugely enjoyable--part of business. Success also has its dark side. Focus.
  • GOOGLE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)
    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. Change is good. When a product becomes more fun or makes us more efficient, we embrace change.
  • DEIMAR  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] From $0-100million with no sales people. (Video) | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Sep 16, 2011. From $0-100million with no sales people. Video). by Deimar Gutierrez. 16.9.11. Pin It. From $0-100million with no sales people. Business of Software Blog.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Global Multichannel Consumer Behaviour (Research/Purchase) Analysis
    And to think you've been pimping social media on every company you can find. :). Finance, real estate, groceries, media, retail, technology, travel and health products … What is going on in Japan with health products?! :). Rather I've had to fall back on my trusty steed: data. :). They know the web is exciting. Still.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] The Case For Creating A Podcast For Your E-Commerce Or Software Company
    But when you consider Pew’s State of The Media Report finding over 32% of Americans also report “Liking” audio podcasts, and Apple reporting over 1 billion combined subscriptions, something becomes apparent… image source. Podcast consumers also spend a significantly larger portion of their time using Social Media. image source.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010
    [Media] Lasso: Press & Progress
    Howdy everyone - I thought I'd share a few quick updates on our company while I have a few minutes on an Easter Sunday evening. First, as part of our soft launch, we've renamed our platform to Lasso ™  to better reflect what we do. city very soon, along with a variety of others that will get us closer to our vision for the Lasso  ™  platform.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneur Russ Fradin Makes More Money, Less Noise
    He’s currently cofounder/CEO of Dynamic Signal which helps companies involve their employees in enterprise social media – he calls it an “OS for advocacy.” My friend Russ Fradin is one of those people and my bet is that most of the folks who read my blog don’t know Russ. He’s Intentional strategy?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] Website Crashing? 5 Things to Do Now
    Your response on social media is key, too. GoDaddy went down earlier this week, taking many small businesses' sites with it. Here's what to do if you're ever in those shoes. That's terrible news for those affected and also for GoDaddy, which will certainly lose customers. But perhaps some good can be wrung from the incident.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] The Future of Publishing and an Opportunity to Work with CNN/Money
    professional social networking site has hired a content focused executive away from a traditional media company's digital arm. Don't know if you noticed, but LinkedIn has an editor now. Just think about that for a second. Isn't LinkedIn doing terrifically well with it's recruiting focused business? Take Refinery29 , for example. Conflict?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] Are There Any Innovations Left in Golf? Maybe This One.
    Lacking the means to get their message out through traditional channels, OnCore needs to adopt an unconventional marketing approach with a focus on social media, says Steve Cody, an Inc. They also have been making an effort to engage customers through social media, running contests and offering golf tips and product information.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time
    Related posts: Podcasting Makes You a Member of the Media Lots has been published about the value or hype of. Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing podcast with John Lee Dumas. Editorial. Program. Format – How long?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Media] Blog!Flow Is Applifier For Blogs
    flow is a cross-promotion tool for bloggers and other such media outlets. Mainly for the ones, who as content creators are feeling like drowning within the increasingly fragmenting media landscape. anticipate to mix with media blogs, company blogs and product sites, which all have their own peculiarities. flow stands currently.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Two New Experiments from The Lean Startup Conference Team
    Our stellar list of experts have deep expertise in Lean Startup methods, entrepreneurship, user research, design, analytics, engineering management, PR, social media, startup law, corporate innovation, social-sector innovation, venture capital and more. Quick Consulting , an evening event on March 27 in San Francisco. Office Optional.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] When It Comes to Online Marketing, Don't Forget About Reddit
    Influence Agents advises businesses on their social media strategies. Here are five ways you can use Reddit to boost your online presence. You''re used to hearing from marketing professionals that your company should be engaged on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest. But what about Reddit? And that passion could work in your favor.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Media] Tellyo tunes into €200,000 seed investment from GS Group
    The startup''s customers are TV properties who want more viewers on their live TV after other people see a "I cant believe I just missed this" clip shared on social media. Have you ever wondered how people copy clips of television and put it on the internet? Who has the time to do that? Apparently some people, but this is 2014. Bogu Ju?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] Hammerkit Nails €1.25 M In Funding
    Hammerkit has become known for its cloud-based web development toolkit as well as Cloudstore: a service that makes it faster and easier to build professional-grade websites and social media applications. Hammerkit , the Finnish cloud technology provider, today received €1.25
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Media] How and where to find a co-founder for your startup
    Social media channels can surprisingly lead you to potential partners as well. George Deeb  is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based  Red Rocket Ventures , a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. Often times, a startup entrepreneur has a good business idea, but doesn’t know how to build the product or service.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
    [Media] How To Conduct A Quality Podcast Interview In 7 Steps
    Naturally I asked him how this happened and he said the story behind his business (Virtual Dating Assistants) was picked up by various media outlets, including television coverage in the USA. Six months after starting this blog back in 2005 I purchased what at the time was a cutting edge MP3 player, called an iRiver. Here we go… 1.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] Why You Need to Typecast Yourself
    “Social media expert,” for example, will sound as lame in five years as “web site expert” sounds today. To be successful, entrepreneurs need to attract super-talented people. To do that, find the one thing you're really good at. And refuse to do anything else. This means a few things. It’s harder than you think.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Your Guide to Launching a Home-Based Business
    Social media, email newsletters, donations to charities, and business cards are a good place to start, or learn how to get your existing customers to do your marketing for you. . Thinking about starting a business from your home? Plenty of well-known businesses have started with simple home-based roots. Working from home can be distracting.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
    [Media] Hiring Product Managers
    have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jon Stross, lead a conversation around “Hiring Product Manager”. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Cindy F.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [Media] The National Broadband Plan
    She had a lot of fun with the fact that our nation's broadband plan was being distributed to congress and the media in paper form in a binder. I went down to Washington, DC yesterday to participate in an event that celebrated the 25th anniversary of.com. military ranked 17th in the world, you can bet that as a. The vital. second-class.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Media] Disrupt Education. Save the World.
    Think of what technology has done for, say, television, or media in general. Tweet Is there any generalized institution in the world that needs disruption more badly than education? Right now there are more than a billion people under 10 years old. How well do you think we adults are doing with educating all those kids? It seems so obvious.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] The 25 Best Leadership Bloggers
    ” In addition to helping leaders be thoughtful and purposeful, he also blogs several times a week about productivity, social media, and his personal area of expertise, publishing. Anyone who has ever tried to lead people will tell you leadership is more like art than science. Michael McKinney. John Maxwell. Bob Burg. Michael Hyatt.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] Start-ups for Start-ups
    Launched in 2006, DC-based media company Tech Cocktail <[link] gathers start-ups, entrepreneurs, and technology geeks of all stripes and keeps them informed and connected with news, how-to''s, and industry trends online. Here are a few of the best and brightest. Here are a few of the best and brightest.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Bad content is worse than no content: How to create stuff that doesn’t stink
    They figured out that their audience likes up-to-date marketing news, inbound marketing tips and the latest statistics on SEO, blogging, social media and marketing trends—all packaged in concise, readable posts. Jake Athey is the Marketing Manager for Widen Enterprises. When was the last time you were enthralled by B2B “content?”. final test.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Media] Now That You've Destroyed Your Reputation, Here's How to Fix It
    That may mean leveraging the preexisting good things and fine works the executive has done, influencing with our technology, and utilizing our veteran strategists on the Web." If it''s a legal problem, Schiffer says, he has a team of media-savvy attorneys to help leaders get out of legal trouble. "It all requires meticulous care and precision.
  • TECHCRUNCH.COM  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
    [Media] Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups
    She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, majoring in Writing and Art, and moved to New York City shortly after graduation to work in the Media industry. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama. Guides. Smartphones. Tablets. Digital Cameras. Laptops.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014
    [Media] [Review] Thrive
    Surprisingly, the most consistent advice given by Huffington (founder of one of social media’s biggest brands) revolves around how we should limit technology’s role in our lives. How do you define success? Can it be measured by wealth or power alone? Apparently no. Delicately seasoned with memorable quotes from literary giants like T.S.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Start a New Business for $100
    About the author: Natalie Sisson is a Suitcase Entrepreneur who shows you how to build a business you love from anywhere, using online tools, social media and outsourcing. This is a guest post by Natalie Sisson of The Suitcase Entrepreneur. My challenge to you today is to start a new business with $100. It may not initially be world changing.
  • 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. Be compassionate. Giving an extra vacation day.
  • MASSIVE GREATNESS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Media] "The Math"
    Earlier today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Ryan Lawler led a media panel. On it, sat Alison Moore, HBO’s Senior Vice President of Digital Platforms. Naturally, the topic of selling HBO direct-to-consumers via HBO Go came up. Here’s the thing: it’s math. Of course. But such a statement should also be a huge red flag for the company. The math.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Media] Episode 6: Cameron Hates Our YouTube Ad | The Bcast
    Check out our Social Media Response Flow Chart. manage our social media for Bplans and LivePlan, and about a month ago, I got a tweet. Just something else to think about too is, from the social media aspect, not being afraid of people reaching out to you and saying something negative. Who is Cameron? Peter: Oh? Interesting.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] 8 Things You Need to Know Today
    Marketing consultant John Jantsch explains how to use social media to get a wider view of the "buyer''s world" and find out who all the stakeholders are that could potentially kill a deal.-- A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. 1. Duct Tape Marketing 3. CNET 5. Adweek 7. Pand
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] Power Shift in Silicon Valley?
    The firm's aggressive efforts have brought extensive media coverage and big money. With the hottest start-ups widely sought after, VC firms try new ways to stand out. Silicon Valley appears to be seeing a power shift from VCs to entrepreneurs. Each year about 15 deals account for 97% of all venture capital profits, reports the paper.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] World online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011
    Would not be surprised if the free fall is even faster for physical media than what is predicted. World online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011 : infoneer-pulse : Global online music revenues are expected to rise by about 7 percent this year to $6.3 By 2015, Gartner forecasts online music spending will rise to $7.7 billion from $5.9
  • MARKETING JUNKIE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Media] Consistency is One Key to Killer Branding
    Make sure that your logo is clearly displayed and when possible, use the same color scheme on all of your collateral materials, including social media. By Anita Wong. Does your website look one way, your blog another way, your Facebook fan page still another way, and your Twitter page looks like something else?
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
    [Media] Medialets Announces Universal Mobile Ad SDK
    Publishers can serve Medialets rich media ads, ads from other mobile ad networks as well as ads from their own first party ad server – all from one SDK. Earlier this week, Medialets made a significant announcement : the launch of their universal mobile ad SDK. We’re excited that Medialets is in the middle of the mobile ad revolution.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Media] The Value of a Twitter Follower
    There is a lot of information asymmetry in social media. by Puja Ramani and Sampada Telang What we learned from applying the life time value analysis as well as engagement funnel analysis techniques for Twitter: Our goal was to estimate the value of a Twitter follower for various publishers on Twitter. Summary of key learnings 1.1
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] The Returnees: Why U.S. Entrepreneurs are Going Back to Korea
    The second, an Internet advertising company called Invite Media, which he co-founded with several classmates during his senior year, was more promising. Shin's buddies would eventually sell Invite Media to Google for $81 million, but Shin had left the company long before that happened. with his parents when he was 9. Shin got to work.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Media] Perfecto Mobile Gets Perfect Backer in Vodafone Ventures for App Testing in the Cloud
    The sum of the round was undisclosed, but sources in the Israeli media estimate it at $4-5 million. V odafone’s venture capital arm made a strategic minority investment in Israeli startup Perfecto Mobile , joining previous backers Carmel Ventures and  Vertex Venture Capital who invested $7 million ten months ago.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Want HR to Matter? Start with the CEO.
    The CEO must chose Another useful snapshot on social media describes an exchange between a CFO and CEO. If the CEO isn''t accountable for a company''s people and culture, who is? The recent discussion about “why we no longer need human resources” obscures the larger issue. Organizational health is similar to personal health.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Socialware Raises Series C from CrunchFund and Others
    Socialware, the leader in social media compliance and engagement, today announced that CrunchFund, founded by tech industry veterans Michael Arrington, Patrick Gallagher, and MG Siegler, will join other investors in a $7M series C round of funding. Many companies miss the mark by only leveraging social [.].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Customer Service Policy Stinks
    Our service is not optimized for streaming/downloading any type of media like Pandora or Netflix. No business is immune to unhappy customers. But making sure you meet customer service expectations can keep them to a minimum. recently was on a flight on a well-known airline that shall not be named. Here are my three tips: 1. Are they fair?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Small Business Marketing Pillars
    About Patrick Giammarco: I’m a marketing consultant and digital technology and Social Media coach. I am also the owner of PWG Marketing. Enjoy this guest post from Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Patrick Giammarco. photo credit: Sam Beebe, Ecotrust via photopin cc. It’s no secret. These are challenging times for small businesses.
  • STARTUPENGINEERING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] Bombs in Boston and Ideas that Bomb
    A very perceptive, connected, media savvy, friend just wrote some nonsense to me about the terrible events in Boston over the last few days.  He wrote “ who would have thought that the blow-back from Chechnya would come to America in the form of an attack on the Boston Marathon?” There’s a well studied. When the bombs went.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Media] Marketing Automation: The Right Way to Get People to Your Site
    Earned media is the most effective content marketing distribution channel that will get your content in front of the users that want it. Here''s how to drive target audience members to your website using marketing automation. Below are the tasks necessary to drive guests to your dinner table to generate online leads and sales.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Media] 10 Reasons Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Working
    This is a social media death sentence. If you’re using Facebook for your business, you may have noticed that your marketing attempts aren’t performing to the level you’d originally hoped. There are several reasons why this might be the case. They’re boring. Not using an effective image in your ads. You haven’t adequately tested the market.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] Your community of peers
    We’ve done this a few times before (Jason put together a Digital Home summit and, along with Walter Knapp from our portfolio company Lijit , I organized a Digital Media Summit in Boulder – in both cases the attendees were both Foundry portfolio companies as well as many other companies from within the ecosystem).
  • 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?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] Good Marketing Strategy Becomes Culture :: Small Business.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
    [Media] The #1 Goal of Your Website
    Social media routes (including blogging) are all fantastic avenues for building an audience. Email should be your first goal, with social media approaches coming once you have this cornerstone cemented in place. Photo by Daquella Manera. This post is an adaptation of a portion of my 2010 Business of Software talk. Unfollow.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] Why I Like the Sequester (Despite Flight Delays)
    Hearing the cries of the public and the media, it is taking action. Believe it or not, American politicians are starting to think like business people. And that''s a good thing. It''s 1893. In 1933, my grandfather, suffering from the Great Depression, destitute in New York, resorts to theft in order to feed his family. Poor me! have opinions.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009
    [Media] Gordon Gekko 2.0: Flipping is GOOD. (aka Memo to Jason Fried.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics for Pirates & KILL A FEATURE! The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Which Numbers Matter Most?
    The re-launched Fab.com uses social media advertising and referrals. How can you tell if your e-commerce company is going to grow or fall flat on its face? These three measurements hold the key. Traffic Not all traffic is created equal. Any old eyeballs will no longer do. You need visitor engagement that can translate into sales.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Fast-Food 'Wage Theft' Protests Staged Across U.S.
    The protests by labor groups since late 2012 have captured national media attention and served as an important backdrop for President Obama''s push to lift workers'' wages. In major cities, for example, TV crews and other media are alerted of a time and location the day before a large rally is planned. McDonald''s Corp.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] The Kings of Concentration
    In 2009, researchers at Stanford University''s Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab gave cognitive tests to 49 subjects who spent a lot of time surfing the Internet, watching TV, and hanging out on Facebook. The "Focus Movement" is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? more productive workplace.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] How To Reject A Job Candidate The Right Way
    Job applicants freely share their experiences, good and bad, through a wide range of social media platforms. It may suddenly find itself awash in bad press, the target of considerable social media ire and finger-pointing. by Barry Sloane, President and CEO of Newtek Business Services. Things are different today. End on a positive note.
  • ROB GO  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Boston Strong
    But forget what the media says. Maybe this is why the tech community here has been less embraced by pop-tech media which seems to care more about movie-star investors than real businesses. There are things on the ground here that make this place really great, and the folks that were honored last night really hammered it home for me.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design
    The researchers then analyzed the eye-tracking data to determine how long it took for the students to focus on specific sections of a page – such as the menu, logo, images and social media icons – before they moved on to another section. They People make snap judgements. It takes  about 50 milliseconds  (that’s 0.05 seconds.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Media] The Lean Startup Book is here
    Media businesses are amplifiers – of people, of ideas, of (too often) total BS. I am no longer writing a book. The Lean Startup Book is done. Finally, really, truly, done. On July 4, I celebrated Independence Day by making my very last revisions to the paper (!) page proofs, and mailing (!) them back to my publisher. believe we can. link].
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Media] What The F#$% Should You Name Your Startup?
    It was at that point that I remembered the What the Fuck Should I Make for Dinner and What The Fuck is My Social Media Strategy websites. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. April 18th, 2011 What The F#$% Should You Name Your Startup? note : affiliate link attached.)
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [Media] 6 ways to monetize a user-based business model
    As we’ve grown, we’ve added a number of items to our marketing platform that includes mobile and desktop websites, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), paid search technology for optimizing online media buys across desktop and mobile devices, display advertising, local maps optimization and review management. – Shane Snow , Contently.
  • NEXTWALA  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Disruption in the Location/Local/LBS Stack - NextWala
       You might be in advertising, automotive, retail, enterprise software, local media or something else. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. Tweet.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Media] Event Marketing Is Making A Comeback
    Social Media Event Marketing Facebook and LinkedIn allow you to set up events and announce them to your contacts there. Local Broadcast Media Call your local newspaper reporters and TV/radio stations and let them know about each event. And I used it myself a few months ago and am starting to do more of it. read more. Dave Lavinsky
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
    [Media] 5 Solid Online Business Models You Can Embrace to Generate Income
    In mainstream media, it’s referred to as “native advertising” but the model is the same thing; build a massive audience for your blog and make money when they buy affiliate products you recommend. 2. The Blog-based Affiliate Marketing Model. The Full-Fledged Affiliate Marketing Model. The “Email Only” Model.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] 9 Surprisingly Good Reasons to Turn Off Your Smartphone
    Someone is explaining something you either already know or don''t need to know so you wander over to your email or to your social media accounts. You probably already know that taking a break from technology is good for you. But take a look at just how good it can be. He''s on a mission to get that message out. Yes it can. Like this post?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: 8 Steps To a Successful Redesign
    Use Alexa to analyze their website ranking and traffic; use Topsy to better understand their social media presence and strategy; Quantcast can help with analysis of traffic and demographics; and Hubspot’s Marketing Grader can be used to analyze their marketing funnel. 3. Don’t expect that the process with be completed overnight. Goals.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] Why Hiring Summer Interns Is Like March Madness
    That leaves the prospective intern from Columbia trying to explain why knowing every character in Chaucer''s Canterbury Tales makes her the ideal candidate, while the Northeastern student engages in an in-depth discussion about best practices for managing a crisis on social media channels. Here''s what our intern committee found.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] 3 Lessons from YouTube's Programming Disaster
    As obvious as it now seems, building and maintaining a media channel is a process that not only never ends but which requires continuous investment--not simply for marketing but for new production costs as well. And a third thing would be that even the most committed and dedicated user/viewer has a finite amount of time to consume media.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Tyler Tysdal
    Prior to joining Mantucket Capital, Mr. Tysdal founded a private equity firm primarily focused on healthcare, media & entertainment and secondarily on real estate and construction services. We’ll start at 6pm at the CU Boulder ATLAS center. Mr. Tysdal is also the founder of Sports Shares, a fractional luxury suite club.
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Media] The Opportunity Fund
    In 2004 the entire market capitalization of the social media sector was probably less than $100M. We founded Union Square Ventures in 2003 to invest in the applications layer of the web. Over the last seven years, we have refined that investment focus. We now invest almost exclusively in Internet services that create large networks. Focus
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] How to Make Tech Talent Fall in Love With Your Company
    You''ll need to do this anyway before making a hiring decision so it really makes sense to check the candidate out online and in social media before the two of you meet. "Do your homework and make your prospective hire feel special," Bischke explains. It''s tough times for companies trying to hire software developers. How can you entice them?
  • GENUINE VC  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
    [Media] Seven Lessons I've Learned Organizing Events
    And of course social media has helped spread the word, from the nearly two thousand Twitter followers ( @webinno ) to all of the blog posts attendees write as follow up. For the past five years, I’ve been organizing a regular event here in Boston called the Web Innovators Group (aka “WebInno”). But I don’t think that’s a necessary ingredient.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Media] Adform's U.S. Expansion Starts With New Sales & Support Offices in NYC and L.A.
    based publishers interested in expanding their rich-media offerings, as well as media buyers who want to launch programmatically executed branding campaigns. based brands can now leverage our Brand-Led Media Platform to launch highly creative multi-screen digital campaigns that deliver the massive scale they need.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Media] How To Open Your Own Boat Rental Business
    Create A Blog And Use Social Media. Social media is another tool you can use to enhance brand awareness. Do you love the sea and want to create your own business where you can share that passion with others? However, there are many things that you will need to consider, before you can explore this horizon: Do Your Research.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Dr.Liz Alexander on Co-Authorship
    So he’s reaching out to those people for testimonials, and to help promote the book. I’m a former freelance journalist interested in which media channels are talking extensively about thought leadership. Please check it out. Liz and Craig have not met before and the entire process of long-distance collaboration was awesome.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
    Another very cool bit of media that I ran across is called “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Happy International Women’s Day ! What a wonderful day to celebrate, not only because I get to celebrate my side of the gender spectrum, but also because it’s a perfect time to take a look at how women are doing in the business world. think so.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
    [Media] Introducing Online Marketing School
    Basically the only thing we’re not spending a whole lot of time on is social media marketing—because I think as startups we tend to forget about just about every other any other kind of traditional marketing out there, or that it’s just one part of the puzzle. How do you run a keyword campaign? What’s an affiliate network?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Media] Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 an iPhone Killer?
    Wireless Download Speeds and Performance Offering 3G wireless speeds, the Galaxy S3 provides industry standard performance when browsing the Web, downloading apps, or accessing streaming media. See how Samsung's latest--and most highly anticipated--Android device stacks up against the competition. Siri is still the better assistant for hire.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator’s first graduates head to Silicon Valley
    Postcron : helps schedule a user’s Facebook and Twitter posts to maximize their social media presence. Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator , one of the many, many startup accelerators in Europe, is taking the first class of startups who’ve graduated from its six-month program stateside this month.
  • DEIMAR  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Optimizing Customers' Decision?Making Process | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Feb 9, 2012. Optimizing Customers Decision‐Making Process. by Deimar Gutierrez. 9.2.12. Pin It. Freedom is associated with the capabilities to choose. Related articles.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] The Rise of Silicon Roundabout – Tech City UK in 10 Links
    London’s most influential people in Digital media, according to the Evening Standard top 1000 list  [link]. If you haven’t heard about the quick rise of the London startup scene, it’s time you pay attention. Curated view of London startup tweeps (by Twitter account): [link]. link]. Share/Bookmark.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Spotify Gets Hip to Smart Pricing
    These millennials are social, media savvy, and eager to try what their friends recommend. By cutting the monthly fee for its premium service in half, the music-streaming startup could win a key demographic. Spotify may have just found a way to scale. Spotify will continue to offer a free version of its service with commercials.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] A Business Plan That Will Win Capital: 5 Steps
    Here are some options: You might go after those new customers by designing a new product tailored to those customers’ needs; you could make a product that meets their basic needs and charge a much lower price; or you could sell your existing product using a social media strategy. Your start-up is off to the races. Can you make payroll?
  • KEVIN DEWALT  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
    [Media] Boston Tragedy & Why Entrepreneurs Do What We Do
    Tim and I first met in 2006 while serving as advisers on a National Science Foundation investment panel.  A year later he founded Buzzient , a company that provides Social Media Analytics & Social CRM services. For every great week of media coverage, new customer, or round of funding there can be months and years of toiling in obscurity.
  • A CROWDED SPACE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Media] Crowdsource all the way
    Feels to me like the big missing things in crowdsourcing are more online marketing options for things like SEO and social media and content creation. Crowdsourcing is awesome, I'm a big fan. This is of course mostly hypothetical, but for many of these steps, I believe the crowdsourcing options are the best path. Get it funded: [link].
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 17 Unspoken Rules Of LinkedIn Etiquette
    On most social media networks, it seems like anything goes. Things are a little more loose on Facebook and Twitter, but LinkedIn is strictly professional, giving it a different kind of status when it comes to etiquette. You have to be careful about what you put out there, how you make your requests, and remember to be polite. Be personal.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010
    [Media] The rise of RTB and our investment in Triggit
    And while there are a number of companies creating DSP’s (including, of course, Invite Media who recently sold to Google) few (if any) were built from the ground up to exist in the exchange world as it’s currently evolved to. that are playing a part in these exchanges is changing rapidly. We’re thrilled to have Triggit in the Foundry family.
  • 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. Respect that fact.
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