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  • 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).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Woman-Oriented Startup: $4 Million Funding in 4 Weeks, $100 Million Valuation
    both in fact and in media coverage, so I’m happy to post an example of a startup founded by a woman, targeting women, that has taken off beautifully. Here’s Alyson’s quick summary: In July, LearnVest raised a $19 million round, bringing its total funding to $24.5 million. Alexa talks about 10,000 signups on the first day.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WWW.LAUNCH.CO  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
    [Media] Good to Great to Excellent: A Roadmap
    Copyright © 2011, LAUNCH Media, LLC. LAUNCH. Search. -->. Sign up for our Newsletter. Close. Latest Profiles. Awesome Startup Jobs. ChallengePost - Challenging the public to solve problems. Datastax - Big Data. Big Smarts. Big Fun. Thumbtack - Americas marketplace for local services. Rapportive - Lets make email a better place. Subscribe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Media] Why the Next Facebook Won't Come From the U.S.
    But that era is over, according to Jan Rezab, the outspoken CEO the social media software company SocialBakers. 'The Czech CEO of SocialBakers argues that the new crop of American start-ups are at a global disadvantage. Google. Facebook. Salesforce.com. HootSuite and Radian6 were founded in Canada. That''s significant," he says. anymore.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] Why Would a Business Avoid any Internet Presence?
    In fact, you can set up a web presence these days on social media alone, by creating a company page on Facebook, company profile on LinkedIn, or a free blog with static pages on WordPress. 'These days, if your startup does not have an Internet home base up and running, you are not ready for business or potential investors. Marty Zwilling.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] Foap Raises $1.5 Million With Traction in Branded Photo Missions
    There, brands like MANGO, Puma, Lavazza, and Visit Sweden can promote a photo competition on their social media and through the Foap app to get users to take pictures of their products to be used in marketing material. 'Malmö-based Foap, an Instagram-meets-stockphoto concept , announces today they''ve picked up a cool $1.5 million (€1.13
  • 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
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] 3 Ways to Outwit Your Competition
    We're all familiar with the epics: battles like Facebook vs Google and Mac vs PC ; they are fought in the public eye with online ads, conferences, billboards, magazines, TV and, increasingly, social media channels. Is it time to wage battle, leverage your business model, or just poke fun of your rival? Here's how to tell. So why wage war?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  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  |  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.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Introducing New Lean Startup Practitioners
    In brief, native advertising is a form of paid media where the ad experience follows the natural form and function of the user experience in which it is placed. 'Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. In building the program for this year’s Lean Startup Conference , we’ve tried to strike a balance.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] Flixel: Definitely Not the Instagram of GIFs
    Recently, this elegant and unique type of media has attracted some pretty high-profile partners. 'The hybrid video-photography app Flixel has just launched some major partnerships (including one with Tyra Banks). But here''s why this business is more than just a novelty. What ever you do, don''t call them GIFs. Flixel is a bit different.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2009
    [Media] Twiistup 6 Highlights
    We are a city unique in merging the world’s best content with digital media and technology expertise. There are now a second generation of entrepreneurs and companies that have learned from their last successes and are producing great new companies like TopSpin Media , Sometrics and GumGum. ExpenseBay Wins Showoff.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [Media] 2014?s Top 6 Hot Tech Startups
    Teddy’s passion to assist nonprofits has led him to work for Goodwill and a Feeding America Food Bank as a social media strategist and web content manager. 'by Teddy Hunt. 2013 saw a lot of new technology. So much so, in fact, that the competition ended up creating a bittersweet outcome for most companies. Tinder. SmartThings. Hukkster.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
    [Media] Become A Blogger Premium Opening This Week
    The X-Factor techniques use a combination of social media and multimedia (things like video, audio, twitter, facebook, youtube, webinars, ustream, etc) to give your blog an extra boost. Gideon Shalwick and I are opening our very popular Become A Blogger Premium video training program this week. You can find these at www.becomeablogger.com.
  • 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
  • STEVE POLAND  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Media] Waitin’ On A Dream: The Demise Of Native Apps
    Clearly an opportunity for QuizUp to gain many more users and revenue was missed by not launching on Android alongside iOS from the start when the media and user frenzy was at its’ peak. 'Tweet Last week marked the two-year anniversary of the sale of Draw Something (OMGPOP) to Zynga.  That’s 20x what QuizUp did. analysis
  • 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?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] Coworking in the mountains of Norway
    think we’re the first Norwegian co-working space to have gained national media coverage for our interiors. 'Coworking across northern Europe is thriving thanks to the likes of Oslo’s MESH , Stockholm’s Entrepreneurs Church and newly opened SUP46 and Arctic Startup’s own Minimum Viable Office in Helsinki. We love it!”.
  • 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.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Product Development Tips from a Mom Who’s Gone from Idea to Expo
    Related posts: Building a Community with Social Media: 3 Things You Must Know. This is a guest post by Ellen McCaleb of GrowthChartArt.com. I ’m on my way to the ABC Expo as a first time exhibitor and Elle Decor magazine just contacted me. They’d like to use one of my growth charts in a nursery feature. Some would say, “You’re here. BUSINES
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Angel Investing 4 – Why You Need Deep Pockets to Win Big
    As I’ve highlighted I believe we’re in a unique period similar to 2005-08 where the biggest tech firms of Silicon Valley (and some media companies) are scooping up small software companies as “talent acquisitions&# versus accretive revenue / profit generators. Part 1 – Access to Great Deal Flow – is here.
  • VC CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
    [Media] Oversi Gets $4.9 million from Carmel, Cisco, Smac and StageOne Ventures
    Oversi offers a multi-service platform for over-the-top (OTT) content, including Internet video, peer-to-peer (P2P) and other media applications. Oversi offers a breakthrough multi-service platform for accelerating delivery of OTT (over-the-top) content, including Internet video, peer-to-peer (P2P) and other media applications.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy
    Here are 10 science-based ways to be happier from Belle Beth Cooper, Content Crafter at Buffer , the social media management tool that lets you schedule, automate, and analyze social media updates. 'Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so. It''s easy to think of happiness as a result, but happiness is also a driver. Try it.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Invitation Consultants
    Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Milk & Media Studios. The Bridal Association of America reports that the average cost for a wedding’s invitations and reply cards is $659. If you have a few extra minutes, check out that link to wedding stats. It’s pretty fascinating.) What was your biggest learning curve/experience?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] Selling With Stories
    Now, some may suggest that social media sharing has opened the world up to a new level of personal storytelling and some might suggest that perhaps we are sharing “too much information”, but either way, the power of a relevant story to help educate, connect and yes, sell, is undeniable. It wasn’t always the case.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Warrior Pose! Talking With Glow Yoga’s Founder About the Technology Powering Fitness SMB
    'Like many local businesses, the fitness and wellness industry has seen many new tools to manage backoffice/scheduling, demand generation and social media/community building. Q: Social media seems to be big in the fitness world – both the studios and clients sharing their workouts. You were working in finance prior, right?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] Hurricane Sandy's Crisis-Management Lessons for Business
    Social media , an in-house blog and a smartphone app helped FEMA stay in touch during the hurricane, according to the Project on Government Oversight blog. Salvage something good from the frakenstorm by learning from the competent government response to improve your crisis management skills. handful of crisis-management experts think it can.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
    [Media] Looking into Fred Wilson's Crystal Ball
    By contrast, the crowdfunding site, based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, wants to build to a large private, long-lasting, corporation--not dissimilar from the business media juggernaut Bloomberg L.P. 'The co-founder of Union Square Ventures explains why some of the biggest private tech companies are struggling to IPO. Missing from the list?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Fab CEO Announces Another Round of Layoffs
    “Our processes are changing, along with our investments in technology that may impact the number of people required to perform various tasks,” Goldberg said in the memo, as reported by the media outlet. Following these actions Fab will have 440 full time employees. As noted, not every group at Fab will be impacted.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] Why the Golden Rule Always Applies
    That changed quickly, however, after some less-than-flattering media accounts emerged. 'Making mistakes is inevitable. It''s how you fix them that matters most. In today''s people economy, the most successful businesses are human companies , not only in their brand but in their interactions with customers. It''s about how you handle mistakes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Media] Tiny GoldieBlox Gets an Ad in the Super Bowl
    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," said Jason Amundsen, the founder of Minnesota-based Locally Laid Egg Company. Well, it didn''t.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Inside Dragon Innovation, a Kickstarter for Product Makers
    But first, we have fewer projects that are only in the hardware sector, and second, we''ve got the whole team pulling for them to succeed, from our network of hardware investors to our media connections. 'A new crowdfunding service promises a lot more handholding for entrepreneurs. Consumers get excited and fund said product. Why not?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs June Four :: 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs June Twenty Five :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] 5 Exercises in Perceptive Listening
    Related Posts: 5 Stages of the New Sales Cycle As a Selling Skill Listening Is Overrated How to Be Present for Your Business If you want to see…listen The Single Most Powerful Use of Social Media for Small Business. 5 Exercises in Perceptive Listening This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Or, perhaps more accurately, redevelop.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Media] Half of Israel’s VCs Believe We Are Near A Second Internet Bubble
    Internet and new media are undoubtedly the hottest investment sector in Israeli high tech these days with 85% forecasting that this sector will drive the highest number of transactions in the next six months, but Medical Devices M&A expectation are also on the rise, with a 10% QoQ. Signs of gloom ahead. But it’s not all so bad.
  • VC CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
    [Media] Want to Blog for VC Cafe? We’re Hiring!
    Not clueless about blogging, social media and SEO. VC Cafe is looking for guest posts and a full time blogger. Let me tell you why it is an interesting opportunity. Israel has the highest number of startups per capita, and the highest amount of VC investments per capita in the world ($142!). this is a non-paid position.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010
    [Media] Revisiting Paul Graham’s “High Resolution” Financing
    Blanchard/O’Reilly Media. When I first read Paul Graham’s blog post on “High Resolution&# Financing I read it as a treatise arguing that convertible notes are better than equity. As I’m generally a believer in ‘pricing rounds’ I initially didn’t agree with the premise of the post. Photo credit: D.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Xtranormal makes that Op-Ed zing
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Xtranormal makes that Op-Ed zing. With Xtranormal, you choose some visual characters, type a dialog, and produce a video. Regular readers have seen at least one of these productions in this blog recently. LINK ].
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Inside a CEO's drawers
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Inside a CEO’s drawers. Generally it’s a worry when an investor wants to look over the CEO’s shoulder, calling and emailing all the time: “how’s it going?”, Email This BlogThis!
  • NEXTWALA  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009
    [Media] Do you want ads in the backseat of your taxi? - NextWala
    also wanted to take the opportunity to introduce my company, Jones Digital Media (www.jonesdigitalmedia.com) We are a DOOH strategy and creative company. 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. Tweet.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] Research Sample: Student Entrepreneur Database | Plaxo Founder Todd Masonis
    Mr. Masonis and Cameron Ring are described as Stanford Engineers in early Plaxo press releases and media. One element of my research is the construction of a database of high impact firms that were created by students. am currently going through the database to fill in gaps and validate that various firms fit the definition of high impact.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
    [Media] LA Startup Company Profile: Border Stylo | The Startup Cafe | Los.
    May 9th, 2011 Los Angeles Startup: Border Stylo Posted by: Marcin | No Comments » Hollywood’s media district is home to a very special building that any tech startup would die for its HQ. Based on some of the feedback we’ve gotten from our community, we’re adding social media integration to Glass. Enjoyed this?
  • AYMERIC GAURAT-APELLI  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Media] Best practices on how to run a Facebook page
    Although Facebook pages are still quite a recent addition to the marketing / social media toolbox we begin to see some best practices emerging. Case study 1: Lingopal The first is the Facebook page of Lingopal, an iphone travel app. The application gives you a list of well selected sentences translated in the language of your choice.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Media] Stanford Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Grows
    “ North Bridge’s inaugural 2010 seed capital competition provided funding for two companies — Magoosh , an online multi-media test preparation company based in Berkley, California and Profitably , a web-based business intelligence and improvement service for small, medium businesses based in New York.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Media] Interview: Justin Greis from Niche Bakery, Panna Dolce
    We have leveraged social media and other networks to create relationships with our customers and fans. We heavily leverage our social network and online media (twitter, facebook, flickr, blog). So what happens when an event sales manager and an IT professor / consultant encounter a delicious French fancy on their travels?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Media] How to Pitch Venture Philanthropists
    The InternMatch platform, called Campus Hubs, provides social organizations with a platform to showcase their culture and mission through video, photos, and social media feeds. If your company has a social mission, you might find a whole new universe of funders willing to back your company. If you know how to pitch them.
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