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  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
    [Media] Know Your User: How to Define Target Audience For Your App
    She has 4 years of experience in marketing and content writing and strong understanding of remarketing, app monetization and social media promotion. Know Your User: How to Define Target Audience For Your App written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: depositphotos.com. use the best monetization model.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] How to Use Content to Generate Referrals
    photo credit: Hubert Burda Media via photopin cc. I’ve been pushing anyone that would listen to create boatloads of high quality, educational content. You do good work and people want to refer you. So, here’s your reward for taking me up on that. Below are five ways to use content to enable vibrant referral relationships. Invited content.
  • CHAGANOMICS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Media] Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition for Quiznos Global LLC shows the chain has about $50,000 in assets and from $500 million to $1 billion in liabilities.
    Horizon Media Inc., an advertising agency in New York, has an unsecured claim for $3.67 What a mess! The Quiznos details emerge: The voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition that Quiznos Global LLC filed Friday shows Quiznos has as much as $50,000 in assets and from $500 million to $1 billion in liabilities. Bank listed as being owed $173.8
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
    [Media] Startup Weekend Dallas 4
    Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources from global sponsors, a book from O’Reilly Media and all the coffee you can drink. The 4th edition of Startup Weekend Dallas will be held the weekend of June 17 to June 19 at Tech Wildcatters HQ (2700 Fairmount, Dallas, TX 75204). Get your tickets here: [link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] A Whole New Way to Measure Social Engagement
    When Facebook unveiled a new suite of analytics tools last October, one of the biggest pieces of news was a number labeled Talking About This, which showed up on brands' pages right under the number of total Likes, where anybody could see it. A lot of social-media-expert head scratching ensued. There are Friends, and there are Friends. link].
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Lean Impact Webcast on Tuesday
    Christie is director of New Media Ventures , the first national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change. Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. More details on that at the end of this post. That is humbling, even daunting.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
    [Media] How To Keep Your Startup Safe Online
    Don’t neglect social media either – hackers can exploit what your staff may consider to be innocuous information on their profiles. You wouldn’t leave your office door open when you finish work for the night, so why would you not make every effort to keep your business safe online as well? Here’s how to go about it: Web Hosting.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] SOPA Lives On.Through Google
    The new policy focuses on demoting websites that pirate content while promoting legitimate rich media sources. Copyright removal notices, a system that allows content owners to notify Google if their media has been posted without permission, has been an integral part of YouTube that has kept complaints against the search engine to a minimum.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Tweet Nothing But the Truth A team of international scientists have embarked on an unusual project: They''re working on a lie detector for social media. A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed. 1. Maybe it''s finally time to talk to your banker.-- CNN Money 2. VentureBeat
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Media] Launch of Harvard Business School Angels of New York
    Monday, 04/4/11 at 6:00pm: Innovation in Private Company Liquidity: Online M&A, Social Media, Secondary Markets, Non-US Markets, Private Equity, and the Disappearing IPO. You can read more about us at our current website. Our members invest in companies regardless of their affiliation (or not) with Harvard. Ian Sigalow, Greycroft LLC.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] 9 Qualities of Remarkably Confident People
    They can connect with almost anyone through social media. It''s easy to spot cocky people. But the truly confident? That''s a lot harder. I''m not particularly confident. Scratch that, I''m situationally confident : sometimes very much so, other times not at all. So I spend a lot of time thinking about how to gain confidence. Swell.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] 5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower
    If you can''t say no to checking your social media accounts ever few minutes. We all spend three to four hours each day resisting desire. So what do people with remarkable willpower do differently? Willpower is not something you either have or you don''t. Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Here''s how you can too: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [Media] 10 Times You're Better Off Saying Nothing at All
    This one is among the scourges of social media. You know the saying that sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all? Here are 10 of the times when that is most true. You''ve probably read before about the key phrases that greatest leaders say every day. When the other side in a negotiation starts debating against itself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] WikiHow's Recipe for Success
    On top of that, it's a media company where everyone owns its content. Unlike Yahoo Answers, About.com, and eHow (which Herrick sold to Demand Media in 2006), wikiHow lets anybody edit articles, but uses multiple layers of quality assurance to try to make sure the changes are good ones. and the company is intentionally self-funded.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Media] Best iPad Accessories for Entrepreneurs
    make it especially handy for social media campaigns or those needing to capture low-light shots at product demos or events. Eight hardware options to make your tablet work harder. The iPad is quickly growing in popularity among start-ups and small business owners, and it's no surprise why. Want to make your iPad even more functional?
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] A Life Lived Before Internet Time
    I saw this week that longtime 60 Minutes essayist Andy Rooney is retiring, and predictably the comments that appeared on media sites ran the full spectrum of snark to insult. It is as if everyone born in the last 40 years forgets that a long life lived contains more than just what we know as most current about any person.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015
    [Media] [Event] Tech In Asia Jakarta 2015
    Other mini events within include “Startup-Investor Speed Dating”, “Office Hour” and even “Meet the Media” sessions, to allow startups to interact with those stakeholders in 5-minute quick pitch sessions. Then More speakers will be confirmed closer to date.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
    [Media] What Skills Every New Internet Entrepreneur Needs
    I had lunch with one of my favorite Internet entrepreneurs today, Mark Sawyier , the CEO of Off Campus Media. The company provides college students with apartment listings near their schools, and what started out as an idea five years ago is now a multi-million dollar business. Sponsor. Know your site demographics. Discuss.
  • 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?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
    [Media] 3 Questions to Help Build Your Business Strategy
    For you, it is important that you think about the value you provide in a strategic manner and lose the type of thinking and conventional wisdom that drives you to view yourself as someone that “is just a fundraiser,” or “handles social media,” or, heaven help us, “provides ethical solutions to IT problems.”. Setting your strategy.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Media] 10 Apps I Use Every Single Day
    TweetDeck – This is my primary social media dashboard. 10 Apps I Use Every Single Day This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. More and more, we’re becoming an app happy world – Apps that run on our laptops, apps for the mobile and apps for the iPad or tablet. Here’s my Evernote routine in case your interested. Great time saver.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Media] Redesign of Teten.com and TheVirtualHandshake.com
    Enter Danni: David’s RFP included: upgrading Teten.com and TheVirtualHandshake.com  to the latest version of WordPress, modernising the design of both sites, making both sites mobile and social-media friendly , changing the commenting system from DISQUS to Livefyre (ff Venture Capital portfolio company) , migrating from AWeber to MailChimp , and.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] What to Leave In, What to Leave Out :: Small Business Marketing.
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 10 Silly Things Entrepreneurs Say
    CEO Ben Smith and SVP of Business Development Mark Menell of Wanderful Media , a startup that re-imagines the digital circular through FindnSave.com and a suite of mobile apps, like to collect silly things entrepreneurs say. And more importantly, what to say instead. Some people keep lists of overused phrases and verbal tics. We can do both."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Media] 4 Myths of Finding the Perfect Mentor
    Thanks to email and social media, we can now more easily connect with a mentor and do so without taking too much of his or her time. We couldn't have started our company without a great roster of mentors. We didn't even know it, but we were breaking all the rules. You should, too!) We have an amazing roster of mentors.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [Media] 8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013
    Plus, the fund that’s rapidly becoming the most famous for this model actually seems to be doing full service most effectively for itself--with a record of major media hits--and overpaying for its investments. 5. On tap for next year: Big changes are coming to everything from e-commerce and hardware to incubators and VC funds.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Exactly a Year Since Slush: FROONT Discloses Their Launch Story And Numbers
    This led to our first media mention on ArcticStartup and drew the first significant traffic to our site and got some valuable sign-ups, and generated positive awareness of Froont and trust around us. Afterwards we got interview requests from local media, better ranking on Google, mentions on Twitter and general presence in the digital media.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
    [Media] Episode 44: Communication and Credibility with Scott Spiro and Tony Lillios
    Get involved with direct marketing, go into media (news channels, radio shows, etc) to build credibility. Get involved with direct marketing, go into media (news channels, radio shows, etc) to build credibility. Also Available On. Show Summary. Scott Spiro and Tony Lillios join us for Episode 44 of the Profit First Podcast. Our Guests.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Media] Cracking the Top 10
    So, if your company wants to hit it big time, you need to displace an app, service or media company that is currently in people’s top 10 lists. I joined Kiltr.com a professional social network for Scottish people (and people who just love the Scots) a few weeks ago. That, of course, is no small feat. These are all very large companies.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Media] The Art of Spreading a Great Idea
    The following can be applied to a variety of media, but unless you already have a reasonable profile it makes sense to start online: greater access to decision-makers, a broad spectrum of outlets and opportunities to choose from, and most articles last forever and generate a SEO boost. Got great ideas? Here's how. other than their own.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How Chris Peters Kickstarted A Beer Bottle Opening iPhone Case (With Ashton Kutcher & Jamie Oliver As Backers) Into A Million Dollar Company
    Along the way they picked up endorsements from Ashton Kutcher and Jamie Oliver, among many other points of exposure in the media. Download the Text Transcript in PDF. Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes. My newsletter subscribers will be well aware that I recently moved to Melbourne. This led to a successful launch for their first product.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] How I Built the Netflix of Construction Equipment
    Social media was really on the rise and I saw things such as Yelp and Open Table coming to the forefront. How Nabil Kassam rethought heavy equipment sales -- online. Nabil Kassam founded Noble Iron, a company that rents and sells heavy equipment for the construction industry, in 2008. The following is an edited version of our conversation.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016
    [Media] How to Turn Your Browser Into a Marketing Tool
    How to Turn Your Browser Into a Marketing Tool written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. I use the Chrome browser and judging from the data I get from Google Analytics so do 60.12% of my site visitors. Here are the ones I rely on. Similar Web. Now, why would that be interesting? Wappalyzer. Again, why might this matter? BuzzSumo.
  • BRANDANEW  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
    [Media] How To Make Audio Stories Using Podcasts To Tell Your Brand Story
    Alex Blumberg’s started his company Gimlet media and while that was going on, they ran a podcast in parallel sharing the stories from the time they were setting up. My husband- an avid NPR listener switched over to podcasts last year. We’re in good times. How do we manage quality of brand experiences through another new channel?
  • 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.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
    [Media] 14 List Building Hacks to Grow Your Email Database Fast
    Writing an epic post not only helps drive traffic to your website through search engines and social media… it also builds your credibility faster than most other online marketing initiatives because of the level of insight that visitors gain from reading it. Email marketing is one of the fastest ways to drive sales of any online channel.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [Media] Check out the wonderful things my clients shipped in 2012!
    Andre Blackman part of the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Social Media Advisory Board, has been featured in the first publication from the Center: Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health Care with a chapter dedicated to social networking. Debbie Weil is publishing the first short business book under the Voxie Media imprint.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Are Online Ads Getting Too Expensive?
    As a recent survey shows, many small businesses market on social media without paying , primarily using Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. A recent report suggests the days of cheap online advertising are dwindling. But a look at the numbers reveals a more complicated picture. Are the days of cheap online advertising dwindling? Time to panic?
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Metrics 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!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Four Of The Most Influential People In Business Technology
    Today, Amazon competes with media brands for movie and digital media sales, such as e-books and digital movie downloads, which are becoming even more popular as mobile usage is on the rise. Morgan Sims is a writer and graduate of the University of South Florida who loves all things tech and social media. by Morgan Sims.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] Want To Get In The Game? You’ll Need A Coach.
    Part of the method in my book is how to get lots of media exposure and how to be a great guest. Of course I didn’t need anyone’s help with media for “ Celebritize Yourself “! When I set out to develop my media message for “ Celebritize Yourself “, I found it a much bigger challenge than I’d expected.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] A Different Kind of Valley for Tech Start-ups
    Bozeman is home to social media e-learning platform Wisetail , CRM software provider RightNow Technologies (which Oracle just acquired for $1.5 For a number of tech start-ups, its the Gallatin Valley--not the Silicon Valley--that offers the best environment for growth. For one thing, he really likes where he lives.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Media] Thinglink Partners With SoundCloud
    The technology is in use by Finnish media companies such as Nelonen and Aller Media. Thinglink today announced that they have partnered with the Berlin based SoundCloud to enable embedding of sound files to images. Thinglink has grown its clientele over previous months and hired new people on board.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] SOPA's Jane Jacobs Moment
    The image of the lone, grumpy old man made me think of the supporters of SOPA--old media, entrenched cable companies and Washington bureaucrats who don't know how the internet works. Kinda sounds like this bill the big media companies wanted passed doesn't it? I'm kind of a NYC history wonk. And really, who doesn't like a park?
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] Signal to Noise - How to Cut Through the Clutter
    Online media blog DigiDay mused that SXSW has gotten so noisy that no one can stand out any more.  We are living in the "NewCo Era", where the combination of the plummeting in the cost to experiment and the explosion of entrepreneurship and disrupting technologies is causing a proliferation of new companies to be formed. Be a contrarian.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Be a Rule Breaker
    Today, the Internet and social media make it easier for entrepreneurs to get the word out about their businesses, but it also makes it much easier for hundreds, thousands, even millions of people to catch wind of your idea and rip it off. But the lessons other small business owners can learn from her are still powerful and important. By Us.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Cautionary Tale You think you''ve had bad days on social media? The company has deleted the tweet, apologized, and stated it is investigating the source, but this will be one for the "social media disaster" books.-- A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. 1. Mashable 4.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] London's Tech City A Second Base For Local Startups
    As Kiosked works in at the intersection of so many industries, such as international brands, advertisers, media, and e-commerce, London provides a hub of nearly every kind of industry. On top of that, the media industry is huge in London, so it''s a great place to make connections to the press. Tickets can be found here !
  • 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. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] [Infographic] 10 Hot Job Titles That Barely Existed Five Years Ago
    Think about the iOS developer, the big data architect, the UX/UI designer, social media intern or even the zumba instructor – these are incredibly popular jobs today seeing explosive growth that just five years back saw a bare handful of people with such job titles. Think about that when you’re considering your next career move.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] How mobile games can make a global difference (and still be profitable)
    As with social media’s rise and its ability to connect with massive audiences at a reduced cost, mobile developers are now realizing the power their games have to engage with huge groups of people and influence users in real-world situations. Oliver Miao is the CEO of  Pixelberry Studios. Address the right issue. Sincerity matters.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Media] Why is it hard to get support for your first startup?
    You may get backlash on social media and you goof up big time by the way you handle those issues. In general, startups are super hard. As you are struggling through things, experts around you have a field day of pointing all the gaps that exist in your thinking, execution and support structure. You may not be able to raise capital on time. 5.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Media] Too Many Leaders Still Rely on Their ‘Golden Gut’
    There is so much positive feedback on the value of involving customers in product development, and the use of social media for crowd feedback, at a very low cost, that’s it hard to argue that one person could have more insight alone, and be right more often. It’s been downhill from there. just finished reading a new book by Thomas H.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] Following the VC Money
    WhoGotFunded.com publishes a database of funding deals, culling investment information from more than two million online sources, including media sites, blogs, Twitter, and the Securities and Exchange Commission's website. A new website shines a light on the companies landing venture capital deals. In the first quarter of 2012, U.S.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
    [Media] The Art Of Entrepreneurism
    Take full advantage of living in a society focused around the Internet and social media; Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and online reviews can be the best thing for your business if used correctly. By Ross Sapir,   founder and CEO of Roadway Moving. Build a support network. When you believe in your business, others will too. Love what you do.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] 10 Time-Saving Apps for Moms
    Ruckus Reader was created by Ruckus Media Group Founder and CEO Rick Richter, a father and the former president and publisher of Simon & Schuster's children's division. Manilla is backed by the giant media company Hearst Corporation. Give yourself a gift this Mother's Day: more time. These tools can help. Tango Card is free to use.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014
    [Media] The Surprising Side of Mark Cuban You Never See
    didn''t say so but I knew that would never happen: Cuban''s time was tightly scheduled, plus local and national media were angling for time. Here''s what you didn''t see--or read about--from his appearance at GrowCo. Mark Cuban does an interview with Inc. President Eric Schurenberg during the GrowCo conference. Maybe you''ve heard about it.
  • NIALL KENNEDY'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] Google recommendations for smartphone-optimized websites
    Google recommends responsive web design with CSS media queries for smartphone-optimized websites. Google will download your page CSS and evaluate viewport width ranges specified as media queries. Google updated its webmaster recommendations for smartphone-optimized websites. Responsive web design. Content negotiation by User-Agent.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] Startup Outlook from Silicon Valley Bank
    On Friday Silicon Valley Bank released a survey of 375 executives at startup technology companies in the 4 core venture capital investment sectors – Software/Internet, Hardware, Life Science, and Cleantech. Here is what they found: Tech. Execs. Are Bullish. And listen up Washington - 83 percent of them plan to hire in the coming year. Hooray!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
    [Media] Getting Noticed Online: What You Need To Know
    It could also mean having social media accounts and getting these managed and linked to your core website. It’s the perennial problem of the startup. How on Earth do you get yourself noticed? More and more, the space in which you need to speak up is moving online. But how to go about getting noticed online is a tricky business.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015
    [Media] Keep Your Content Strategy Organized with These 6 Tools
    Hootsuite. I go back and forth between Hootsuite and Buffer for social media sharing. CoSchedule is a simple scheduling calendar that allows you to input all of your content (social media, blog posts, email blasts, etc.) In fact, it usually is.”. Today we’re going to simplify. BuzzSumo. Trello. CoSchedule. There’s no wrong answer.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] The Perception Of Conflict Is Conflict
    We made five or six social media investments. VC is a service business like law firms and ad agencies. Our customers are the entrepreneurs we back. Our shareholders are our limited partners. When we do a good job of helping our customers create value, our shareholders benefit. The same is mostly true of entrepreneurs and VCs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] One Message, One Voice, One Way To Win
    Media today is everything that gets in the way of communication. The media may not know much but they do know the real thing when they see it. It Really Does Work, Especially for MSM Most mainstream media (MSM) outlets don''t know anything other than what you tell them. To cut through the clutter, grab the mic. One message.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Sometimes you gotta build the sidewalk from scratch and sometimes you just follow the tracks
    love this example and I think it applies well to social media, mobile and innovation at large. One of the great things about Engauge is that we/I continue to hire people a lot smarter than me. I’ve always subscribed to that model. Why hire people that aren’t better/smarter/faster/badasser than you? Badasser is a word. Out loud.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] The What-Not-to-Bring on Vacation Checklist
    week before your trip, disable all of your push notifications and delete all social media apps from your phone (don''t worry--you can reinstall them). Want to go off the grid without having a panic attack? Here are a few steps to follow when preparing to go on a (virtually) mobile-free vacation. It''s time for a little summer R&R.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2011
    [Media] Revolution co-founder talks Living Social, ZipCar, Steve Case & GroupOn Super Bowl Ads
    They are a national practice but “it would be hard to see a local media success that Revolution isn’t part of&#. This potential merger is another example of media companies getting together in what seems like a monopolistic way that still might find itself as prey for market innovation of the future; like Hulu for example.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] The Face of Success, Part 4: Blacks in Silicon Valley
    VCs are dying to invest in women & minorities just so they don't have conversations like this” Arrington then “blocked” and “unfollowed” me on Twitter--the ultimate social media insult. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to U.S. could never understand why. he always plays the victim card.”
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Media] What 6 Studies Say About The Best Time To Publish A Blog Post
    BuzzSumo analyzed over 500 million posts collected from over three million Facebook pages and discovered some truly interesting things about the best time and days to share content on the social media network. Timing is everything. There are many instances in life where timing can be responsible for the success or failure of an action.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] 10 Tips For Starting A New Business On A Budget
    Embrace Social Media. Therefore, before you pay a lot of money toward marketing or advertising efforts, test the waters with free social media platforms. by Thomas Ford, Marketing Director of www.123Print.com. Put on hold your dreams of a fancy office or other physical space. Delay Hiring Employees. Create Your Own Website.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012
    [Media] To Achieve Entrepreneurial Success, You Can Never Know Too Much!
    Scour their social media. Look at their social media, if they have any. Knowledge is at the foundation of real entrepreneurial success. The popular old saying, "you can never be too rich or too thin" has a corollary in small business � "you can never know too much!" Further backed up by that old saw, "knowledge is power!"
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] Is Twitter Really Any Good for Brand Advertisers?
    For instance, TV – or any mass media for that matter – has proven to be an effective tool for driving awareness for years, thus the reason that Super Bowl ads that are known to effectively do this with a very large audience. Note: This is a guest blog post by David Knox. As LinkedIn , Zynga , Groupon and other Web 2.0 billion valuation. 
  • 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.”
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015
    [Media] The Hybe Was Strong
    Running a media company is tough. Unfortunately it now seems that at the very least the media-startup will have to make some difficult decisions. They still have a chance to find a global partner, go fully online or perhaps focus on the online media business. Running one in the niche startup space is even tougher.
  • 500 HATS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010
    [Media] The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation.
    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 « Dave McClure talk about seed investing on GigaOm | Main | Fire in The Valley, Fire in My Belly. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!
  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [Media] life lessons, by jack handey. er, Dorsey. - Master of 500 Hats
    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 « GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Media] Productivity Tip #1: Don’t Read Any Content When It’s Published Unless It’s Urgent & Actionable
    Reeder (running off of a Feedly backend) is where I capture all the sources where I don’t want to miss any posts (usually personal blogs or single source media sites). We generally undervalue it, incorrectly estimate how we spend it and constantly wonder where it went. The best from here flow into Pocket as well.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Media] Building Your Business Website Yourself? Get Some Expert Tips First!
    Lira oversees a team of website developers at his company, InkDROP Media. A good website is crucial in today’s business world. If you’re starting a new business,  you might not have the cash to drop on a website designer, or your existing business website might be in need of a redesign. That’s okay. Tom Lira. Charlie Patel. Plan your site.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: What I am Using Now (5 Free Tools!)
    Social Media Content Management. Buffer solves a major problem for me: how to stay as active as possible in social media channels with a minimal investment of time and without having to monitor my own feeds and lists every minute of every day. My days are full, my hours are long, and my budget is ever limited. and 4) is it affordable?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] Upworthy Gets Smart About Quality Over Quantity
    The media landscape is constantly changing," the post reads, "and how we judge success needs to evolve constantly, too The fast-growing site, which is rolling out a new strategy for measuring engagement, proves the importance of predicting obstacles before it''s too late. Upworthy, if all goes well, will not be one of those companies.
  • DEIMAR  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] Time Management Tips | Deimar ~ Business Tips and Strategies for.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Apr 17, 2012. Time Management Tips. by Deimar Gutierrez. 17.4.12. Pin It. Our time is not something over which we have absolute control; it is not recyclable and is limited.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] Amsterdam’s Rockstart Accelerator Sees Good First Year, Announces 2nd Edition
    Amsterdam-based startup accelerator Rockstart last year launched a program to find and support ten teams of startup founders in Europe. It recently announced the results of its incubator program – and the results look promising. ” Applications for the second year of the Rockstart Accelerator program are open now through January 20, 2013.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [Media] Create Your Own Live Internet Radio Show With Spreaker
    Are you an aspiring DJ? Or perhaps you harbor dreams of being the next Rush Limbaugh ? Like what YouTube does for video, and Twitter does for text, Spreaker does for audio. Mobile apps available for iPhone, iPod and iPad (support for Android and other platforms are in the works) even takes your broadcasts mobile.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Media] The Business Insider Interview
    In New York, because of the media industry, the real estate industry and Wall Street, there are a lot of families with large capital bases. Flickr/NYC Media Lab. A few weeks ago Alyson Shontell came into USV to talk to me. She wanted to talk on background about the NYC tech sector. She recorded our talk which lasted about an hour.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Timothy Sykes
    As a result, my niche suffers from a severe lack of innovation, despite the rapid growth of the Internet and social media--tools that should be revolutionizing trading. Timothy Sykes, the CEO and co-founder of Profit.ly, has had a wild entrepreneurial ride. Education--even for speculators--is so important. Time is money. Wrong! timothysykes
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
    [Media] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 26: Javier Saade and Hillary Hartley
    He also co-founded three companies: a broadcasting network, Air America Media, a solar energy company, Atenergy and a branding agency, Brand Maestro. The U.S. government is discovering that Lean innovation can help them serve the country better and faster. Javier Saade. Joining me on the latest show were. Small Business Administration.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Challenge The Gartner Hype Cycle
    While, in the field of social media, social monitoring and activity streams as well as shopping communities, have moved into the Peak of Inflated Expectations. The Hype Cycle was a concept put forward by Gartner, Inc. back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. Peak of inflated expectations. Marty Zwilling.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
    [Media] 10 Reasons Why Capital Shouldn't Make Or Break Your Startup
    Print advertising is expensive, but social media is free. By John Williams Fast Company magazine recently reported that PayPal founder Paul Thiel is giving away $100,000 to twenty-four young men and women to finance startup businesses. The caveat is that these young entrepreneurs have to drop out of college to do it. The rest can come later.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Out of Sight, Top of Mind
    Unemployment may be stubbornly high, but talk to anyone in the media and technology industries, and there's a good chance she will complain about how hard it is to find talented people. How to keep a business on track when its top performers are scattered across the map. Caldwell, Idaho. Edmond, Oklahoma. Phoenix. Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Forget what you know: There’s no right way to start up
    Then Ben [one of the mobile engineers on the team] suggested a concept around sticking pieces of media to friends and people in the real world. Ryan Hoover  is the co-creator of  Product Hunt  and EIR at  Tradecraft. Visit his blog  to read more about startups and product design. Twitter is confusing. It wasn’t clear what [Twitter] was.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [Media] Business Partners: Date Before You Wed
    Within my role at the company, I decided that we should embark on a national print media campaign, and not just half-heartedly. Think you're ready to commit? Not so fast. Consider these questions before making any big partnership decisions. Business partnerships are like marriage--only without the sex. Who were your previous partners?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] Ethical Brand Development From The Ground Up
    Google famously stated that their informal slogan was “Don’t be evil,” which has given the entire corporation a slant of goodwill in the media ever since, even at times that they toe the line of ethical behavior. by Chris Garrett. Brand identity isn’t just about having a pithy slogan and an attractive logo. Mission Statement.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Playmysong Partners with US Commercial Jukebox Supplier NSM Music
    The NSN app is a little different than what Playmysong has been doing in Europe with their own app and commercial music supplier, Mood Media, which locations pay for in exchange for patron enjoyment and sharing options for advertising. After that, customers have to pay for each song request.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] Even the WordPress Founder Has a Beef With Blog Traffic
    You blog, you promote the blogs via social media , thereby luring potential customers to your web site, where they can buy your products or services--or at least fork over their contact info. The result, of course, is that many companies are now confronting the same problems that media executives have fretted about for decades: Numbers.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] Livefyre Snaps Up Storify
    That''s why on Monday the Livefyre founder and CEO acquired Storify , a service that allows anyone to curate social media conversations across Facebook, Twitter, and other mediums. Storify will be rolled into Livefyre''s StreamHub offering, which helps Livefyre''s media customers manage real-time conversations with readers.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
    [Media] 5 Companies That Could Become The Next Apple
    It aims to one day expand into a media company; this objective appears more probable as GoPro’s sales continue to increase at a steady rate. Lewis Robinson  is a business consultant specializing in social media marketing, CRM, and sales.  He’s begun multiple corporations and currently freelances as a writer and business consultant.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
    [Media] 5 Tips For Marketing Your Store For Small Business Saturday
    Don’t Forget Social Media. One great way to do this is through posts on your store’s social media channels and web site. Be By Nicole Larrauri, President, The EGC Group. This November 28 th , an estimated 88 million consumers will shop locally – and inject some 14.3 billion dollars into their community economies.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
    [Media] Save Yourself – Three Smart Email Strategies That Can Save Your Job
    When that angry email bomb gets forwarded to your boss or the media, it’s either a PR or HR disaster and the first victim is always you. Solution:  Scream into your pillow, but don’t scream at colleagues, friends, or family members via email or social media. Take an Anger Management Timeout. Be circumspect. Bad idea.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The New Business Model: Doing Well and Good
    So it didn’t start as a transaction-based relationship, with top-down media exposure. A conversation with Mandalah founder Loureno Bustani about connecting purpose and profit. For instance, Mandalah has been instrumental in helping Nike engage with locals in Rio de Janeiro as a way to build brand loyaltyleading up to the 2014 World Cup.
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