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  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Media] The Adobe and Omniture Acquisition: Some Predictions
    The attached picture from the social media listening platform Sysomos shows blog sentiment for Omniture over the last four quarters (Thank to team Sysomos for providing the screenshot). Overall,  sentiment for Omniture’s will increase as it is integrated in a strong brand with a proven record of successful acquisition integrations. 
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Media] Q&A with Primer Grey’s Chris Valdez
    So what we did was gather our disparate areas of expertise and bring them under one roof, where we were able to offer traditional media, which is still a very important part of marketing, as well as digital marketing and web design. Startup Houston: What’s your background, and how did you end up here? Chris Everson , Cliff  and myself.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010
    [Media] When you can’t create a social object…
    Ability to flood the market via all channels (including social media) doesn’t help either because everyone else can do it too. Your next best option is to create an adjacent social object. Good example – pick any product from Apple. Almost every one of them is designed to serve as a social object. In fact, it gets better. Author.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
    [Media] Can Netflix Recover from One off the Biggest Marketing Blunders of 2011?
    During a recent UBS Media conference in New York City, Hastings was open and to the point in discussing how the company with the famed red logo had essentially screwed up. Image via Wikipedia. Will the Netflix Brand Ever Truly Recover? Netflix Was Feeling Pretty Good About Itself. That, in essence, was strike two. Two Strikes and You’re out?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Media] Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 28 July 2010 Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy We recently put together our "thought piece" on the dynamic world of startup M&A. See below for our presentation, which can also be found on Slideshare by clicking here. If you like it, please share it or tweet it. Thanks! Wed love to hear from you. Please share it!
  • DSHEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] The Path to Becoming a Venture Capitalist - 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  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] Corporate Due Diligence Fast and Easy - 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!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] 5 Things to Know From Apple's WWDC
    It will be easier to share links, photos, videos, and other files with social media connections because you'll only have to sign in once to a third-party service such as Facebook or Twitter--both of which are integrated with Notification Center, so you'll know when someone interacts with you on either platform. In short, a lot. iOS 6 is here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Oops: MIT Miscounts MBA Students, Pays Them to Defer
    One of the deferred students who "already quit her job, rented an apartment and sold her car…will spend part of the year traveling, and work on media projects," the outlet adds. The business school miscalculated enrollment, but finally found a way to shrink the class size.
  • START UP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010
    [Media] My new project
    After having some discussions with Grey about the advertising and media landscape, I was essentially asked to come on board as Director of Planning and Integration. Integration being the digital side of media, which they admit is an area of opportunity for their business. You can read about it here. There was no competition.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Media] How the New York City innovation community can still lose (and what you can do about it)
    think the media needs to dig a little deeper and spend a little more time on the stories that should get told instead of always piling on the same bandwagons of companies that everyone knows about (Not that GroupMe minds the press, of course!!). From an infrastructure perspective, we’re a lot better off than we were before.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] Oppex raises €1.2 Million for sales opportunities with the public sector
    million seed funding led by Alma Media, startup accelerator Veturi, Tekes, and seven angel investors. With Alibaba in the news for the largest IPO of all time , it''s clear that connecting people that need things with people that do things is a powerful position to be in. In their beta they''ve managed to bring plenty of parties together.
  • ASH MAURYA  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] Bootstrapping a Lean Startup
    Get active with social media in other ways. Home About Me SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG ash maurya Practice Trumps Theory: Lean Startup + Customer Development + Bootstrap Bootstrapping a Lean Startup March 23, 2010 Share While not the same thing, Bootstrapping and Lean Startups are quite complementary. Time between these iterations is fundamental.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] Get in on the revolution in venture funding
    How social media networks can reduce financial needs for start-ups. The social web is drastically changing the way young companies get noticed, and getting noticed by the right person or network can mean investment, growth, and ultimately business success. But money doesn’t grow on trees. How mentors help bring products to market.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] The Backward Silicon Valley Thinking You Need to Ignore
    The stories that the media often push are anomalies that don''t represent reality. If you pay attention to VCs, you''d think only the young build great companies and a crazy-viral app is the golden ticket. It''s time for a reality check. Sometimes it seems that almost any business based in San Francisco can get venture funding.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Media] The Top 10 World's Richest Entrepreneurs
    Before working at city hall, the world''s 16th-richest person, who has a fortune valued at $33 billion, held court at his eponymous financial software and media firm Bloomberg LP. Forbes announces it''s annual Rich List. See which founders made the cut. While many entrepreneurs would say money isn''t important, many others want to get rich.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Media] 5 Ways to Improve Local Search Results for Business
    You can do this by adding local links and descriptions that point to your site in social media profiles and exchanging links with other local businesses and strategic partners. 5 Ways to Improve Local Search Results for Business This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. “This article originally appeared on the OPEN App Center.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Why Every Leader Needs a 4-Year Goal
    Thanks to the short-term focus of public-company reporting, and the media''s insistence on insta- as the default prefix to just about everything, few business leaders I meet feel comfortable with planning four years ahead. For some, it will be the apex of their entire career. Will it be worth it? Only the outcome will decide.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] How to hire the right developer for your tech startup
    There are countless pre-made systems and templates available, so depending on what you are building (for instance, building a publishing media startup), you may not need to start from scratch right away. Getting to this state has been a process wherein we learned really valuable lessons. Step 0: Preparation, or what do I want? Job boards. 
  • 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.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Media] Rethinking the Way You Plan Events, Weddings, Corporate Meetings, and Parties
    Instead of browsing Social Media or staring off into space, use that time to learn a new skill or become more of an expert in your space. What is Greenvelope? Greenvelope.com is a Seattle based start-up rethinking event planning. It makes planning anything from a corporate event to a wedding simple and organized. wanted to start Greenvelope.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Roya Mahboob: Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan's Entrepreneurs
    Together, the two of us created a company called Citadel of New York , which is doing its part to encourage entrepreneurship on the Digital Silk Road by bringing Internet access, IT hardware, and social-media education to tens of thousands of Afghan students. More than 700 years later, in 2011, then-U.S. Current U.S.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Media] Five Essential Clauses No Employee Handbook Should Be Without
    Social Media Policies. With social media continuing to make strides in business environments, employers must decide how to handle professional accounts. by Rob Wilson, CEO of Employco USA. It’s a crucial part of running a business that can greatly help diminish legal issues. Anti-Discrimination Policies. Digital Property.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Rebrand Yourself with Your Second Business
    Every business needs the essentials – a blog, a website, and social media – to be successful, but not everybody knows how to implement these needs. As any entrepreneur knows, running a successful business takes time, effort, and commitment. Without these three factors in play, many business owners can be shown the door to failure.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways Your Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line
    Share posts, deals, and information via social media. 5 Ways Your Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Jake Magleby    – Enjoy! Unresponsive Web Design. Slow Loading Time.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Media] Citrix Podio iPad App For Workplace And Workflow Collaboration
    See this video of how Citrix Podio helps 12Stars Media in their work: Products & Services Citrix collaborative tool enterprise application enterprise collaborative tools iPad mobile app mobile application PodioThat’s the future of work. And if those pre-built apps don’t suit you or your team, you can even build your own.
  • 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.
  • JASON CRAWFORD  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] When there is no map, you need a compass
    When you hear entrepreneurs or investors talk about markets that are “ripe for disruption”, such as payments, media, or health, that’s what they’re talking about. Want to dominate microcomputer software? Start by writing a Basic interpreter for a machine with a few thousand users. Want to make the universal web site?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Media] VideoFlow Monetizes The Long Tail Of Online Video
    You can use the platform for free and once you upload the video on your blog or media you will get paid everytime someone watches it. Videoflow will share the revenue between the producer, the publisher (the media owner) and keep a slice to themselves. Here's the best bit.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] CES 2015 best drone/robot - Latvian 'AirDog'
    National media and Latvian twitter is going ballistic about the news. It is true - AirDog has now reached a new status and is featured all over the top media. Latvian AirDog, the extreme sports filming drone whose US$ 1.3 AirDog was the only Latvian company present at the massive event with more than 160,000 attendees.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Media] SURGE Joins the TechStars Network
    Startups spend 3 months in bootcamp, which culminates in “SURGE DAY” (next one is in the spring) when startups pitch to energy-focused venture capitalists, angel investors, corporations and their development teams, community energy and information technology leaders and the media. [link]. by: Monika Jansen. Stay tuned!
  • ENTREPRENEUR SUCCESS BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
    [Media] My About.me Page
    You can link all all of your blogs, favorite links and social media presence for easy acces. I just launched my About.me page yesterday:  [link] (Check it out and let me know what you think). think this is a pretty cool concept. need to get a cool picture like him where it takes over his whole page. Also the design is very pretty.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Media] Sawyer on Why Bilski Really Means That Software Companies Should Leave the US
    My friend Sawyer was as disappointed in the outcome of Bilski as he was in the ending to LOST.  In fact, he asked if I’d change his pseudonym to Joseph Adama of Caprica but I vetoed this over extreme nerdiness. And we’ve been discussing setting up a very large data center on an island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
  • JONATHON BALOGH  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
    [Media] How to do Cohort Analysis in Google Analytics
    Google Analytics is rapidly morphing into a Swiss Army knife of functionality, covering everything from social media tracking to website speed optimization. New to cohorts? Check out the Introduction to Cohort Analysis for Startups. Google Analytics doesn’t support cohort tracking as a standard feature. Why Google Analytics? Events.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [Media] Imagining the next iteration of paid TV
    Jim Barksdale, founder of Netscape famously said that “there are only two ways to make money in business: bundling and unbundling” We’ve seen this a lot in media – iTunes unbundled the album into singles and now Spotify have bundled singles up into an all you can eat subscription.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tips for Winning a Debate
    When I media train an Inc. You might not be on a national stage like Mitt Romney and President Obama, but you can take some cues from the pros. Here's how to win even the most casual debate. My decades of work in public relations have taught me a few things about wooing the crowd, and besting your opponent (while staying humble). Nice, no?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] Esther Dyson And Anssi Vanjoki, Among Others, Invest Into Valkee
    The company is very much talked about in the Finnish media, but I'd suggest it's equally interesting elsewhere for its solution Valkee , the startup that is developing an ear light solution to curing seasonal affecting disorder (SAD), has closed a 400 000 euro investment round from many well known investors. Valkee is on a great roll.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] 3 Mistakes That Can Thwart a Great Idea
    Defining clear goals will also save you valuable time and resources--especially on social media campaigns, says Dorie Clark, a strategy consultant and author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future. Getting to take-off isn't easy as a first-time entrepreneur. Don't let these three common hurdles get in the way.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Media] The Common Thread Between Batman, The Romans & One of Facebook's Angels
    A fantastic article in Fortune Magazine this month - " The Temptation of Facebook ," talks about the early days of the social media giant. No doubt Thiel's cat-bird seat as CEO of PayPal in the late 1990's allowed him to "get" instantly the scalability power of the Facebook social media model. million. Run With the Right Crowd.
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Media] 8 Marketing Rules It’s Safe Ignore
    Ultimately, if you’re going to offer content (via your blog, social media, etc.), we think it’s better to focus on creating meaningful content rather than playing the SEO game to move up in rankings. Previously published in The Agency Post Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean you should, too.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
    [Media] Micromanaging vs. Macromanaging Campaigns
    good comparison would be AdWords Search and Media Buys. Media Buys, on the other hand, is a great example of a macromanagement traffic source. There is far less targeting options with media buys, and as a result, less elements that need constant monitoring and adjusting. Micromanagement. Macromanagement. Affiliate Marketing
  • K9 VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
    [Media] Investment Criteria
    No three-way business models and no content, media, advertising-based companies. 4) Capital Efficient : Ideally companies that need a Seed and Series A, but potentially may not need a Series B or Series C round of financing. Someone on Quora asked me a question regarding my investment criteria for K9.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Media] Venture Capital Deal Buzz: Zendesk
    The software-as-service help desk platform brings social media usability techniques to customer service, applying user-friendly features like forums, widgets, RSS feeds, tag categories and a web presence to its online helpdesk. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. Me too. And thus, Zendesk.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [Media] What to Tell Customers When Selling Your Business
    Otherwise, key clients could learn about the transition from media outlets, competitors or other sources--and there's no guarantee that the information your clients receive from these sources will be accurate. Selling a business can be a complicated process. business sale is one of the most difficult transitions in the life of a company.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Media] Caterina Fake on How She Plans to Build the World's Living Atlas
    The tricky part about serial successes is that after each big hit, everyone--investors, the media, etc.--raises On social media and user-generated content apps like Findery, it''s important to have activity and participation before you launch the app. Caterina Fake is one of those highly successful Web entrepreneurs. The real plan?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Media] Resources and Tools to Help You Name Your Business
    Plus, you’ll also be able to check available social media usernames, which is a must. When it comes to naming your business, are you drawing a blank? Try these resources and tools. If you’re starting a business, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is what to name your new company. Let’s get started—this is the fun part!
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Build Your Own World
    Most of the people going their own route don't get covered much in the tech media--because they don't pattern match for what we know of the successes we've heard before. It was a great day and the weather couldn't be better. One thing that struck me is how diverse the cityscape is outside of Manhattan.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Hey Graduates: Forget Plastics - It's All About Machine Learning
    The company has been inhaling all of the social media data exhaust out of Twitter, Facebook and other sources to determine insight for brands about consumer sentiment and provide a platform for targeted engagement and campaign management. . "Tell me, what would you do if you had 1,000 times more data?".
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Media] Retropreneur: Should Anyone Start an Indie Record Store?
    to start building a community via social media. Pic: Flickr Creative Commons. “Independent record stores are like a casino where you put down your money and you always win. Back in my university days I dabbled as a DJ. The two turntables and a box full of vinyl kind of DJ. The paying for itself part was important. The US has around 700.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Media] Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010
    That’s @MeganBerry to you, blogger and social media expert, marketing manager of Klout.com. Some great content around the intersection of startups and being a Startup CTO in June this year. Most were on paper and video; 20 were invited to pitch in person. Interesting patterns emerged: Everyone makes the same classes of error. Ganglia. Rarely.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Media] Live now: HopeMob’s Founder answers your questions via video. Get involved!
    His social media and web projects have raised over $5,000,000 for charity, received over 100 million visits on the web, and recently won the Mashable Award for Most Creative Social Good Campaign. Got a question for Shaun? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Media] Enterprise Messaging Comes Of Age With sqoope
    Ability to attach and send multi-media files (image, audio, video, PDF, text files and more). Everybody’s on an instant messaging app these days. Fast, convenient and almost idiot-proof, they allow us to communicate quickly with each other via text, photos, videos and more. For a start, what happens if an employee leaves the organisation?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] Couchsurfing Dilemma: Going for Profit
    OutCast's execs put Fenton and Hoffer through an intensive media-training program, spending hours grilling Fenton and Hoffer about their competitors and whether or not they were sacrificing their ideals. He and Fenton worked around the clock responding to members and the media; Fenton says he received 1,500 emails. The IRS disagreed.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] What Your Brand Should Learn From the Pope
    And unlike many brands and executives who continue to shun social media as a passing fad, the Pope has embraced it as an effective way to communicate with and get his message out to the masses--not to mention to take the pulse of his customers. 2. Sometimes the savviest business leaders aren''t in business at all.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] How to Become Your Own Boss in 2015 (Webinar Recap)
    As CEO of Quintessence Group, Melinda educates entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies on subjects including small business startup, business development, and social media marketing. Social media is no longer an option, you must be a social media expert, too, or have some budget to hire somebody to help you. What do you manage?
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Classroom Kindle with Big Brother Control One-Ups iPad
    Content distribution, social media and purchase blockades, password protection, document sharing; there couldn’t be a more teacher-friendly checklist. Interesting post:  Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom , on Gizmodo. I’ve been following ebooks and textbooks for more than 10 years now, expecting disruption. Damn. .
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Media] Get the Most From an Unhappy Customer
    In this networked world where social media has given every disgruntled customer a soap-box and a bull horn, you're right to want to please everyone who walks through your business's door. Your impulse to immediately placate unhappy customers is understandable. But may actually be a missed opportunity. Learn your values. Ask for specifics.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Media] Finnish, Swedish Games Heavily Favored At International Mobile Gaming Awards
    Charadium II - On5 - Lithuania Funpark Friends - Tagplay - UK Poker Pals - Aspyr Media, Inc. - US SpellCraft School of Magic - Appy Entertainment - US The Pirate King - Bulkypix - France. This year Barcelona is playing host to the eighth International Mobile Gaming Awards as part of the Mobile World Congress. Almost Best Real World Game.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] Hiring Hybrid: How To Use Old-Fashioned And Modern Tactics To Find Talent
    Jake Villarreal is the co-founder and president of Match Relevant , an IT-staffing entity that utilizes social media and innovative recruiting practices to deliver award-winning talent for funded tech startups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 organizations. by  Jake Villarreal,   co-founder and president of Match Relevant.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Coping with the Dark Side of Technology
    On March 31, we will choose five winners to receive a copy of Gary Vaynerchuk''s newest book about social-media strategy. Win a Copy of Jab Jab Jab Right Hook In the Comments section below, tell us about the biggest challenge your organization has faced in identifying and adopting new technologies. Contest details. Practice the power of pull.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Media] If You Had to Work For Someone, Who Would It Be?
    This media personality has been ranked both as the richest African American and the most influential woman in the world. Let us know by filling out Inc.'s 2013 'Pick the Best Boss of All' Brackets. If You Had to Work For Someone, Who Would It Be? If you couldn't work for yourself, who would you choose as your boss? So who would you choose?
  • 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.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Media] The Art of NYC Cycling for Entrepreneurs #bikenyc
    You won't have a ton of money to put towards marketing, so understanding PR and ways of building up awareness about your efforts through social media are really important to get noticed. A lot of people ask me about cycling in NYC. They ask me about startups, too. Cycling is a *higher* risk activity, but it doesn't have to be dangerous.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010
    [Media] 73.6% of all Statistics are Made Up
    The headlines in the media are filled with that latest stats. How to Interpret Analyst Reports. Stats sell. The stats are often quoted from the latest reports. People then parrot them around like they’re fact when most of them are complete bullsh*t. People throw them around at cocktail parties. No.  It’s irony. “Yes.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] Sayduck raises €350,000 to augment your reality
    This latest round of funding should bring some good connections to the company, led by Arteel Ventures as well as Finnish media house A-lehdet, Finnish Design Shop founder Teemu Kiiski and Matteo Alessi among others. If you don''t like that sofa, you could then swap through all the other ones available through the brand or retailer''s app.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
    [Media] 5 Things Your Startup Needs To Consider To Save Money Long Term
    Simply advertising and connecting on social media can have a great effect on your sales, without costing you a penny. 5. Starting up a new business can be an extremely exciting prospect; but you can never make it successful without a firm plan. Here are 5 things your startup needs to ensure you save money long term: 1. Reduce energy bills.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Experienced Heads and Cheap Legs: How to Leverage Mentoring and Advisers at a Startup
    If you're hiring for marketing, it's going to be someone who will actually test all the AdWords campaigns, run the Twitter account, write the blog posts, pitch media outlets, etc. Here's a solution that can be used in any area: marketing, technology, product, etc. Hire someone cheap who can hustle. You could do the same thing in engineering.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [Media] Movie Vault Attends The Expendables Premiere
    recently had a number of changes made, improving some of the administrative and staff functions as well as adding and implementing a lot of social media into the site. Please feel free to join Movie-Vault.com’s various social media outlets, or at least “Like” our Facebook page: RSS. Twitter. Facebook Fan Page.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] 4 Ways to Get a Celebrity Endorsement
    And StyleCaster founder and CEO Ari Goldberg has been working to capitalize on these social media “non-celebrities.” Friends in high places can help your company take off--but big endorsements cost big bucks. See how these companies found famous fans. “When you’re a small business owner, cash is king. million meals).
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Media] Author’s Journey #15 – Crafting the perfect book proposal
    Limit your marketing plan to the print, broadcast, public relations, and social media that you realistically expect to employ for marketing and promoting your book, and list the marketing affiliates and professional services you intend to work with. It often represents the formal beginning of your journey to a published book. Marketing plan.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Media] This Startup Is Shaking TV Networks--All the Way to the Supreme Court
    For most of Aereo''s three-year lifespan, the little, 115-person company has been under legal assault by the same media titans that urged the Supreme Court to take up the case: Disney/ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, among others. In its three-year lifespan, Aereo has angered all the major TV networks, major-league sports, and the government. And D."
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Media] TiE Entrepreneurial Summit
    Panel programming  includes The Entrepreneurial Lifecycle, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Mobile Technology and more.  If you are a startup an Innovative Startup Showcase  provides an opportunity to demo your products and services to over 50 influential VCs, 500+ attendees, and potential future customers. 
  • 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
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] My Favorite Tool for Making Travel Plans
    When I'm planning trips, I don't like relying on online reviews written by strangers. A few months ago, I started using Trippy, a free service that helps me get travel recommendations from trusted social-media contacts. Jake Kloberdanz, founder and CEO of OneHope, a California winery with a social mission, explains how he uses Trippy.
  • 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?
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] 4 Big Ideas to Boost Productivity
    Examples might include: sales from a new mobile application or from leads generated from social media channels, new software or products built on new languages or technologies. American workers don't have the skills they need to stay relevant. But who among us is keeping up? I'd suggest four key tactics: Make new skills count. Got that?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Media] Getting Better at Getting Email
    She was named Adweek Media’s “Publishing Executive of the Year” in 2009. Social Media Makes Email Even Stronger Revolutionary Email Based Reminder System 5 Ways To Make An Email Newsletter Your Best Sales Tool The Brand Personality Test 3 Simple Steps for “Makin’ It Rain” On Your Website. – Enjoy! The rest is just digital noise.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Facebook and Shutterstock Team Up to Make Your Ads Prettier
    According to a Facebook announcement, in "coming weeks" users will have access to the Shuttershock library directly through the social media site''s interface. The two companies are partnering to make it easier for small businesses to advertise effectively on Facebook. You can read the full details here and here
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] How to Build the Next Instagram
    Recently, while testing a new-to-market app for a social media client, I was surprised to find a first-time user experience led with login, and absolutely no explanation or context about what the app might do for users. To make sure your mobile app is a hit, you must focus on these three aspects of user experience.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Media] Why Being Positive Is Easier Said Than Done
    Because positive psychology research has "fine print" that rarely gets mentioned in the media, according to Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness. Here's why. In one study , Lyubomirsky posted online two nearly identical requests for study participants.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Are You LinkedIn for the Sake of Your Business?
    Without much of a social media presence, businesses stand the danger of falling behind the competition, given many individuals–be they potential job applicants or clients with your company–want today’s information yesterday. With some 120 million users, LinkedIn is still by far the choice of business professionals.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Media] 7 Iconic Bands that Changed the Business of Music
    They also were social long before social media: selling tickets directly, creating an extremely engaged fan club, sharing personal details as well as fan-generated artwork and content through their mailing list, and creating an ecosystem of small businesses that traveled with the band and had a vested interest in the band's long-term success.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things You Need to Know Today
    Keeping Up With the Kids According to a new eMarketer survey, 75 percent of teens said the social media site they used most often is YouTube, while only 60 percent said they use Facebook frequently and a mere 30 percent said the same of Twitter. A roundup of the day''s news that can help you and your business succeed. 1. Arstechnica 3.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Pebble Already Made History. What's Next?
    Okay, maybe it’s a first world problem, but Eric Migicovsky was tired of taking his phone out of his pocket every time he wanted to check social media or know what was going on in the world. Scrappy wearable computing upstart Pebble is best known for its record-setting fundraising campaign. But can it survive as the big boys move in?
  • 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.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] 10 Biggest Holiday Party Faux Pas
    Here we are, that time of year when the media gets to trot out all those seedy, cautionary tales about how bad behavior at the holiday office party can land you in deep you-know-what or even blow up your career. There's only one rule of office parties: Enjoy the entertainment; just don't be the entertainment. Check out the worst offenses.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] How We Signed Up 10,000 Customers in 6 Weeks
    All of our partners have been pretty good about talking about us in their social media doing tweets and Facebook posts. San Francisco startup PointsHound knows a thing or two about scaling a company fast. Here''s how it made inroads in the competitive travel industry. The U.S. travel industry is established, competitive, and noisy.
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