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  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] How to Attract and Retain Customers :: 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] [Infographic] Apps vs Cable
    Even as the growth of mobile and web apps continue to explode, traditional forms and ways of media consumption are changing rapidly. According to  Statista , Netflix is already almost as popular as cable among young adults. Others cable TV infographic mobile apps web applications
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Media] Don’t Believe Everything You’ve Heard About Selling
    Truth: Social media is just the chocolate powder sprinkled on top of your cappuccino. By Martin Limbeck, “ NO is Short for Next Opportunity: How Top Sales Professionals Think “. If you’re a small business owner, chances are your job entails some degree of selling. You may have even attended seminars to help you improve your sales skills.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Transfluent Raises $1 Million Funding To Relocate To New York
    The company provides human-powered translation services with a quick turnaround, making it ideal for companies who need social media accounts in many languages, apps localized, and other tasks. Transfluent has announced it has received $1 million in Angel funding to relocate to New York and support their Singapore office.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] Nest New York To Help Finnish Startups Establish Themselves Stateside
    He believe the city is fast becoming a good place for media centric digital startups and we have to agree. Nest New York is a new kind of a startup accelerator (can we really call it that?) in New York that helps Finnish companies establish themselves into the US market, according to Finnish Talouselämä. Image by skinnylawyer
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Your App Take Off
    And for every 50 apps that join its platform, Great Apps issues a press release touting them to more than 2,000 media outlets, although if you want to be included you’ll have to buy the highest level of membership, which is $495. Want your app to be the next Angry Birds or Pinterest? Try these expert suggestions: 1. Get reviewed.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [Media] Why Mindshare Matters More Than Market Share
    He had hired extra staff, placed ads with local media, and planned a huge day, only to have it dashed by a typo someone at my company made. The best gauge of a company's longterm health? Mindshare. Here's what I mean, and three ways I earn it. At Metal Mafia, the jewelry wholesale company I founded, we focus on winning "mindshare" instead.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Media] Twitter's 2013 Changes Recapped: Are You Up to Date?
    Video content is now also included in a user''s media gallery and expanded tweets. Since the beginning of the year, Twitter has rolled out at least 16 significant changes businesses should know about. Do you? In the race for users and revenue, Twitter has unleashed a collection of changes--many designed to attract marketers. Vine launched.
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
    [Media] 2 teens arrested for threat at Chapel Hill school
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Two teens have been arrested for making a threat on a social media site against a school in Chapel Hill
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
    [Media] Chattanooga women picked to win Southern Conference title
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Chattanooga is picked to win a fourth consecutive Southern Conference women's basketball championship by the league's coaches and media
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
    [Media] Chattanooga preseason pick to win SoCon men's hoop title
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Chattanooga is the preseason pick to win the Southern Conference men's basketball title in separate voting by league coaches and media
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Media] Woman's video leads to changes on South Carolina highway
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman's video posted to social media is leading to changes on a stretch of a South Carolina road
  • REDEYE VC  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Media] Hello Philly!
    And social media has made everyone and everything much more accessible.   . Warning - long blog post ahead.  . As a result, I’ve often found myself making a mental distinction between my “professional community” and my “personal community”.  Philly is where I live and socialize – and it is where my wife and I have chosen to raise our family. 
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Media] ‘Pull’ Customers to Website, Don’t ‘Push’ Messages
    You need a blog and social media interaction to keep your content fresh and responsive to the market. Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get you remembered. You pull people in by providing new content with real value on your website at least every few days. Refresh it often.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Media] NYC Startups Need Engineers. This Company Aims to Deliver Them
    But in New York, media companies, finance, and fashion are the anchor industries. Another company launches in Manhattan solely to facilitate the hiring of programmers. Wednesday, the company is officially launching in Manhattan to help fill those needs. Hires through the site are now happening at the pace of more than one per day, on average.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] 4 Takeaways From the Iconic 'Got Milk?' Ad Campaign
    They were really astute in their media planning." It''s no accident the "Got Milk?" campaign lasted nearly 20 years. Here''s what every marketer needs to know about why it was so successful. To find out a bit more about why "Got Milk?" had the staying power it did, I spoke with San Diego State University marketing professor George Belch.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Media] Does Your Startup Need A Technical Co-Founder?
    Nathalie Lussier , Nathalie Lussier Media. 3. Understanding how to harness social media and being up to speed with the newest trending platforms allows us to be everywhere. In today’s startup landscape, practically everything can be outsourced. So how do you decide what’s right for your new company? How Innovative Is Your Technology?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Top 9 HR Fails of 2013
    Just like the AOL layoffs, someone in HR left a very important things off the layoff checklist: Either change social media passwords or make the company "tweeter" part of the layoff team. " We''re tweeting live from HR where we''re all being fired! Your social media person should never be surprised by anything negative. You''re fired!
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Media] Do512 Hits 100,000 Users
    Do512 has become an Austin new-economy success story where many traditional media outlets have faltered. By creating and exploiting new media and technology opportunities such as Facebook Connect and an iPhone-optimized mobile browser, Do512 has remained at the cutting edge of what was once a space dominated by traditional media.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
    [Media] What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate!
    Anything that touches the customer from obvious things like your website or how you're using social media to billing and collections to customer service policies to how you answer the phone should be reviewed no less than quarterly for how they communicate with your customer base. And then? I'm sure many of you have had similar experiences.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Meet the Entrepreneur-Heroes of the Boston Marathon Bombings
    After the FBI released their photographs to the media, authorities say brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed a police officer and carjacked a Mercedes SUV, driven by a entrepreneur who had just moved to the U.S. He asked the media not to provide his full name in accounts of his story. Here are some of their stories.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Media] How to Survive Four Common Worst Case Scenarios
    Instead, you need to undertake an aggressive campaign in the new media, with creative selling messages and promotions. The best survival guides tell you how to be proactive and avoid the probabilities of ending up in a worse case scenario. Probably 80% of the startups I know have found human resource issues to be the most treacherous.
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Media] Tahosa’s Summit: 6 Months [Series]
    Don’t forget all of your social media profiles,  and the legal names of the LLC’s you’ve set up. I enjoy reading blog posts of entrepreneurs that chronicle the journey of starting and building a business. The ones I enjoy most are at times heart-breaking and at other times triumphant. It feels like its worth writing about.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] Telling Your Company's Story in Video
    We wound up hiring Shaun Hildner, a Chicago-based filmmaker who worked at a digital media school. We just hired a full-time filmmaker to document our every move. Perhaps you should too. There's a new story at your business every day. Maybe you dreamed up a great idea or shot down a bad one. And that began to seem a bit off.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Media] 4 Steps to Leveraging Your Network to Build Your Business
    With the prevalence of social media, there is almost no excuse for a cold-call or cold-email anymore. 4 Steps to Leveraging Your Network to Build Your Business written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Networking doesn’t have to be about luck, but most people I work with treat it that way.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Harness the Great Big Marketing Laboratory at Your Fingertips
    These graphical image ads can be anything from simple words or pictures to highly interactive rich media ads that show video, let you play games or allow you to complete forms. Many of the popular social media platforms ( Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and YouTube ) offer advertising options. Try these cheap and easy methods. Email.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients
    This is a concept originally created with Twitter in mind, but it can be applied to all social media status updates. Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Now what? Step 2: See how you’re connected. You target.
  • ONLYONCE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Media] A New Path Forward
    Media luminary and investor Cathie Black was most recently the President of Hearst Magazines having previously served as President and Publisher of USA Today. A New Path Forward. We are launching today with a Crowdrise campaign.   See more about that below.  The response from both participants and companies has been nothing short of amazing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Pages: Big Changes Coming Soon
    Your company's Facebook pages are about to get a big makeover. Here's how to make sure you're ready for them. Spent a lot of time learning about and building out your company's existing Facebook page? Oh well: It's pretty much being upended by March 30, whether you like it or not. And for brand marketers, Facebook is the black hole of marketing.”
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Media] 5 Creative Ways to Use Text Messages in Marketing :: Small.
    Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 17, 2011 | 9:50 am Categories : Mobile , Social Media , Web Marketing Tags : Cellit , eztexting , GroupMe , mobivity , Poll Everywhere Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. The use of text messaging has skyrocketed.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] Great Company Culture Isn't Pricey
    We got media coverage from the employee-driven "pirates" vs. "ninjas" competition day in our offices. Even the tightest budget allows for an investment in culture. Here's what I mean. I'll admit it. I'm cuckoo for the fun stuff we do around here, at the Beryl Companies. Plus, I see a lot of smiles whenever I'm in the office. Lunch. 4.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 3 Mobile Behaviors You Must Embrace Right Now
    Then social media came along and everyone rushed to figure out Twitter and how to run a contest on Facebook. When marketing people start talking about mobile these days, and they’re doing it a lot, they usually default to tactics – mobile ads, SMS, throw in some near field communications and we’re on the mobile track.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] How to Import Your Blog to Your Facebook Page
    There’s little doubt that social media is important to most businesses’ marketing efforts these days. But the time it takes to maintain your social media presence is sometimes hard to find, so anything you can automate makes life much easier. Facebook is of course right at the top of the list of social media sites
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
    [Media] The Next Big Thing in Business: Food
    With blockbuster hits like Top Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, and Iron Chef America, food TV has turned into a booming media business. If you''re looking for a business, industry, or career to sink your teeth into, look no further than your next meal. 10 reasons the food industry is booming. Specialty food sales in the U.S. Gourmet to go.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] How Top Venture Capitalists Create (and Sometimes Destroy) Portfolio Company Value
    Christopher Fralic is a Managing Partner at First Round Capital’s New York office, and has focused on a number of the firm’s investments in Advertising Technology, Social Media, Ecommerce, Gaming, Mobile and more.  Mr. Fralic has 25 years of technology industry experience, with significant Internet business development roles since 1996. 
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] Happy New Year! Product Management in 2012
    There will be a broad-based movement back to enabling the offline application, powered by HTML5, from document management to media consumption. Happy New Year! The last year has seen many changes in the world of product management. Look Back. API’s, relationships, modular innovation , integration. The new form factor — the tablet.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] How To Maximize LinkedIn Groups for Business
    The same social media rules apply here as everywhere else: Don’t spam, and share relevant, helpful things. LinkedIn connects businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals from all genres, and all phases of business operation. If you’re looking to sell more or make some vital B2B connections, hop over to LinkedIn and sign up. Add Value.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Media] How to Network When Meeting New People Is Your Biggest Fear
    Or start online; connect with influencers on social media, write about them and send them a link, offer them something for free, or contact them via email with an interesting offer you have in mind. Does networking make you nervous? You can learn to overcome this fear. tips for making networking as painless (and productive) as possible: 1.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Media] 31 things I learned the hard way about growing a SaaS business. GBP from Duane ‘Startup’ Jackson, Kashflow
    This encourages social media posts about your service – “anyone got an invite code for Flinkywinks?”. Be a human on Twitter and other social media, not just a company. It’s called social media for a reason. A guest blog post – a quick read with 31 real life lessons learned building a SaaS business. Duane is different.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Media] How to create a niche – Small Business Spotlight
    ” Social media plays a big role in her efforts, she says, noting “It’s an excellent way to connect with my customers and fans of Puppy Cake.” How many times have you thought “somebody should make…” or “why doesn’t anybody sell…”? “People, myself included, love their dogs.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
    [Media] Four Common Fears About Employee Feedback (And How To Overcome Them)
    Guess what — those same employees would not be desirable to keep around whether you offered access to social media or not. By Tom Silk, Executive Vice President of WorkStride. It’s a difficult thing to balance protecting your company’s image with the need to get honest, frequent feedback from your employees. What do you consider wasting time?
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] If you don’t “get” why Snapchat is growing so fast, read this
    Evan and Bobby painted a compelling story of how ephemeral messaging created a more real and authentic mode of communication, one where you weren’t “performing” for the every present audience in most social media, from Facebook to Instagram to Twitter. Mostly people who don’t use the product much I suspect. Crazy.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] How to Sell More Online
    Use your social media accounts to interact with your customers and let them know you care about their business. Whether you sell a product or service, getting it in front of the right people in the right way is crucial to your success. Watch your language, young lady! Sometimes, we get too creative when writing about our businesses. Busines
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] How to Sell More Online
    Use your social media accounts to interact with your customers and let them know you care about their business. Whether you sell a product or service, getting it in front of the right people in the right way is crucial to your success. Watch your language, young lady! Sometimes, we get too creative when writing about our businesses. Busines
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Media] Who can build the marketing machine?
    This is a startup's first Director of Marketing and there are a ton of openings in this area. I sat down with a super smart marketer who has been a little bit pigeon holed in social media, but is capable of a lot more. This is just a theory, but it feels to me that there's a talent gap in the marketing space--or a few of them.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] Blaming Angels and VCs for Choosing is Like Blaming Up for Down
    ” The media, when pitched a startup story, is interested in who funded the venture. I was happily reading Sramana Mitrea’s  The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs on Read/Write Web, agreeing with every detail, when I ran into a snag. It’s in italics in this quote from Sramana’s post. ” And entrepreneurs? This is wrong.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] 8 Ways to Make Friends at Work
    It''s tempting to pretend you can use social media, email and texting to present a more attractive persona to the world. Technology has changed the rules, but the underlying truths remain the same. Making friends at work (or anywhere else) is easy. Here''s my take on this: 1. Smile, with your body and mind. Be genuinely curious. Be yourself.
  • ROB GO  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Media] Using Capital as a Weapon
    These companies drive up the cost of customer acquisition for everyone, drive up the cost of acquiring talent, soak up the attention of the media and BD partners, drop prices, scare off other VC’s who don’t want to short fund the #2 player, etc. Raising venture capital is not an end to itself. Capital Capital is an enabler.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] 3 Steps to Chaos-Proof Your Brain
    Social networks and the chattering media provide a constant background hum of possible risks, opportunities, competitors, and irrelevancies. Contemporary life, with its flurry of e-mails, alerts, and appointments, can feel overwhelming, even for entrepreneurs. Train your brain to deal with the chaos. So what can you do? What does she suggest?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] The Techcrunch Embargo
    There are numerous different ways media companies generate news. Breaking news type of stories are hard to catch and usually require the media organisation to be on alert at all times. Some focus to cover the bigger picture of events. good example of this is The Economist. Why am I writing about exclusive stories then? Simple.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Become a World-Changing Thought Leader
    And one form of thought leader is someone who says here's how the media business will be in five years and here's how the airline business will be in 10 years. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan interviews Clay Christensen's publicity advisor about how entrepreneurs can be thought leaders too. Define thought leader. They teach. Change the world.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] NYTimes Offers a Welcome Note of Small Business Reality
    I was happy to discover major media dose of reality in Maybe It’s Time For Plan C in yesterday’s NYTimes.com. While it’s so much more popular to talk about entrepreneurship as a matter of passion and persistence and living the dream, I think it’s also important to recognize that failure is common, and failure can be miserable.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Media] Enterprise Wizardry For Small Companies: Welcome To Oz
    As a serial entrepreneur, he has a background in Fortune 500 sales, marketing, and corporate training, digital publishing and media. By Daniel DiGriz, CEO of MadPipe. One day, we all look up and realize our businesses aren’t in Kansas anymore. In the past, we viewed company processes as static, because the economy was steady.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Media] Is Facebook Still Likeable?
    great deal of the conversation is decidedly skewed as much of the buzz is coming from hard core social media users and those predisposed to move away from Facebook, but none the less, this is a valid question. Is Facebook Still Likeable? At the root of the question, however, is the issue of time. So, what’s your take?
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015
    [Media] Talent: “The artistic side is always looking for new acts. The business side wants to make sure they aren’t irreplaceable.”
    Lefsetz – who comes from record industry and world of media – believes one-of-a-kind, singular talent isn’t just important, it’s the only thing that matters. We see what we want to see and it was interesting to notice various interpretations of today’s Lefsetz Letter on Grantland. Specifically, ”
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Media] 5 Business Ideas for Aspiring Mom Entrepreneurs
    Common tasks that VA’s complete are, sending out correspondence, appointment setting, internet research, data entry, maintaining websites and performing social media outreach. This is a guest post by Holly Reisem Hanna. Learn more about Holly at www.TheWorkAtHomeWoman.com. Virtual Assistant: Are you known as the go-to-gal? Tweet This!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Media] The Fantastic, Dystopian Future of Social Networking
    Your Facebook account--or whatever social media you use--will know. Think of it as Yelp meets Nike+ shoes meets Facebook meets Google meets Twitter. Start-ups: Start thinking now about where you''ll fit in. In the year 2020, social networking will look different. So I''m going to do a little prognosticating. Data will do the work for me.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Media] Why Summer Is The Ideal Time To Grow Your Business
    Here are a few reasons why: Summer brings opportunities to build your business through social media and technology. Summer is considered an “off season” for the traditional media. Those working in the media have fewer press releases to sift through and are more eager to find a good story to publish. Stir up press. million votes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
    [Media] Take These Leadership Skills From the Boxing Ring
    As a result, we''ve launched such non-traditional services as: media training for sales people, stand-up comedy training for executives, and "a next-generation version of mystery shopping for clients in all industries. In five years of boxing, I''ve discovered benefits beyond the physical ones from my trainer, Eric Daniels. And, I do.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
    [Media] America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012
    In the social media craze, Patrick Ip, Sonia Chokshi and Kavya Shankar, saw more than a means to network and build on relationship. Founded in 2011, Kip Solutions uses social media to further social causes throughout the world. Tomorrow's big business may be today's dorm room invention. spot on iTunes. million. and Africa.
  • 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?
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy
    Despite the fact that Apple had/has industry leading hardware margins on its incredible computing products, Apple felt the need to take 30% of the revenue that was created by its app ecosystem as well as 30% of the revenue from media rentals and sales. However, Amazon owns a digital media business built around Kindle.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012
    [Media] Novices Guide to Running a Webinar
    Then use social media channels like Twitter and Linkedin to engage users and announce your webinar. This evergreen content will generate traffic to your website through search and social media for years to come. Make the most of your next webinar with these four steps. Participate in Twitter chats that are on topic with your webinar.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Media] Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 5
    NarrativeMind is developing tools that will optimize discovery and investigation of adversary communication trends on social media, allowing  the  U.S. Their solution will use publicly available social media data to assess whether a given userID refers to a real person, a real person acting under a false persona, or a bot. product.
  • 500 HATS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    [Media] Hard Out Here for a [Web 2.0] Pimp. - Master of 500 Hats
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. Facebook Ads Suck?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways To Build Your Business On Facebook--For Free
    Social media is designed to bring those barriers down, and they should come down. It's amazing how much business comes in over Facebook. And I don't pay Facebook--or anyone--a cent. love Facebook. Facebook helps me stay on top of world events, popular culture, business trends and the personal lives of my friends and colleagues. On Facebook.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Community Relations And The Small Business
    Use the Media. By cultivating good relationships with the local media, your chances of coverage are raised. by TJ Saunders. If you own a small business, good public relations is essential to its success. You can’t expect to realize profits without the community’s support of your company. Attend Events. Donate to Local Charities.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Media] Google's 10 Best Mobile Apps
    This would be more exciting if more people were using Google+; at the moment you may be hard pressed to find any pals reviewing restaurants on Google's social media platform.) 4. Ten apps you should be using--or, at the very least, learning from. Does that spell trouble for Google revenues? Probably not. Take your pick.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurship Flourishes for 54 Hours in Iran
    Within the world of Western media, Iran rarely grabs headlines for topics outside of politics , oil sanctions , human rights violations , or the quest for nuclear energy. Startup Weekend, the pervasive entrepreneurship group that's held events in 100 countries, just held its first event in Iran. But not all is crumbling in Iran.
  • 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.
  • REDEYE VC  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] The Dorm Room Fund
    Over the years, we’ve seen amazing companies make it out of Philadelphia’s dorm rooms (Invite Media, Milo and Warby Parker, to name a few), when the capital finds them.  And I'm not the only one that noticed and took advantage of this. As I look at the environment facing today’s dorm room entrepreneurs, I notice a few things. 
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
    [Media] Three Ways To Prevent Data Loss And Strengthen Cyber Security
    Cybercrime is a growing problem worldwide, and although media coverage generally focuses on data breaches that occur at large corporations or government agencies, small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures are also vulnerable. By Bill Carey, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Siber Systems Inc. . Get managers on board.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
    [Media] The physical dollars that turned to digital pennies are now becoming mobile pennies10^(-1)
    era was that whilst success pays out big really huge scale is required to make social media pay and the odds of any given startup getting there are slim. Mobile adtech businesses like our portfolio StrikeAd are still in good shape though – largely because mobile media consumption and mobile ad spend continue to grow quickly.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why Consumer Collaboration and Big Data Are a Perfect Match
    The Big Data technique of social media mining alerted our client to the existence of a problem. Data reveals patterns. Once you add consumer insights, you can innovate for the future based on what you know now. Partners value the skills each brings to the alliance." But in fact, as valuable as Big Data analytics are, the opposite is true.
  • BABBLING VC  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015
    [Media] The Downfall of Reputation
    Repeatedly we see people in the media and our industries getting slammed for something they have done online. Before you meet this person, you've probably Googled them and researched them on social media. A couple of years back I was enamoured with the idea of reputation and the reputation economy. Or maybe I'm just getting old
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] From CRM to CXM: Walking the Customer Journey
    And it is certainly possible for a technology to provide benefit across multiple strategies–CEM and CRM–particularly technologies that are being transformed by the new consumer power afforded by social media. OF COURSE CRM IS NOT DEAD. CEM/CXM: SOFTWARE OR STRATEGY. First let us take a look at this thing called CXM really is.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] What is the future of retail?
    Contrary to what the media repeatedly tells you (‘online is the only way forward’), a 2013 study by A.T. If someone is following your business on a social media site, your offers are available to them in-store. You’re right to be concerned about what this means for your business, but perhaps not in the way you may think. billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 5 Metrics That Don't Measure Startup Success
    How Much Capital You''ve Raised Many CEOs believe that raising money validates their idea, especially when it draws media attention. Say what you want, but funding and expansion don''t mean a thing when you''re trying to kill it. How do I know? Because I did the same thing. It just means someone thinks they can make money off you.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] Why We’re Looking to Fund Stuff With More Meaning
    ” By that we weren’t trying to demean companies building aps, games, photo sharing, etc., in fact we still look at many deals in the media sector whose main objective is to entertain people. Venture Capital is a tricky industry. Far from it. Lots of it. It was an early and smart bet. Airbnb? Drones. Bitcoin. Online education.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Media] Obama Gives a Lesson on Knowing Your Audience in 'Between Two Ferns'
    Comedian Zach Galifianakis''s viral video interview with the president shows how you can use the media creatively to get your message out. Indeed, Obama put together an unbeatable campaign reliant on less traditional forms of media to garner the support of young voters--and then rode their ballots to the White House.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Media] Lessons Learned: Why My Kickstarter Campaign Failed
    It takes time to manage the campaign, so don’t forget to pencil in time to respond to comments, thank backers, monitor social media, and handle press. Thousands of business owners have turned to Kickstarter , an online fundraising site, to help raise capital for new ventures. If you miss the mark, you don’t get a dollar.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Media] Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter!
    An author, entrepreneur, speaker, and connector, Peter Shankman is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing and advertising. He Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter! written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] How to Make Conference Calls Fun (Sort of)
    How It Works In the email you receive inviting you to a call there's a link you can click that takes you to the visual interface--a place where you can see everyone who's on the call, who is currently talking, as well as each person's social media profiles on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Here's how it works.
  • GENUINE VC  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Media] Beer Kegs and the Future of Venture Capital: What It Means for Entrepreneurs
    While social media has brought greater transparency to many aspects of the VC business, it’s still a relationship-driven and moderately opaque industry. Last September I wrote a post outlining my view of the venture capital industry: increasingly evolving like the beer industry as it continues to mature. So what’s going on?
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Step 2: Market Focus
    The more you know the one idea, the better to manage your market message and media. Tweet Strategy step one was understanding identity. Step two is market focus, but always with the realization that you think these two through together, not one by one. Your identity is about uniqueness, strengths, and weaknesses. They mix together.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Media] Keep Your Friends Close & Your Customers Closer
    Social media provides the opportunity to share aspects of your family and friends, which make you seem more approachable to your customers. Letting customer relationships stagnate is dangerous for your long-term health. Here are three ways to let your customers know you care. After all, relationships are the key to repeat business.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Media] How to Open a Successful Hair Salon
    Set up and utilize social media accounts. Social media is an important component to your marketing plan, Shenkar says. If your dream is to open a hair salon, now might be one of the best times to do it. According to a report from the Professional Beauty Association, the salon industry is growing. Avi Shenkar, owner of BLO/OUT.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Succeed in 2013
    That means high quality relevant content, a user-friendly interface, and an integrated search and social media effort. We asked some of the brightest entrepreneurs we know what it's going to take to make money next year. Read on to find out which advice you ought to steal. It just means 'not right now.' Pair them up. You need a strong ego.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: Say What Your Startup "Does", Not What it "Is"
    Venture capitalists get pitched all the time with taglines that read something like this:  " XTronics is an industry-leading, customer-centric, social media, ad targeting and delivery, fix breakfast and do the dishes platform for.blah, blah blah. " . The "make an impression" window is narrow, and the hurdle is high. Part of "creating the aha!
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Media] Smart Startups Think Global But Act Hyperlocal
    When you extend this to include social media marketing, you can imagine that startups and small businesses are in fact at an advantage over their less flexible big brothers. Even though the world is getting smaller, due to easy global connectivity, people still feel alone if not well-connected locally. Geographic customization.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design
    The researchers then analyzed the eye-tracking data to determine how long it took for the students to focus on specific sections of a page – such as the menu, logo, images and social media icons – before they moved on to another section. They People make snap judgements. It takes  about 50 milliseconds  (that’s 0.05 seconds.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] 6 Creative Ways to Figure Out If You’ve Got a Good Business Idea
    “Mentors can be people in your same field, or even free mentors or business advisors through the SBA (or other agencies), but the value of getting a professional’s opinion on your idea can not be emphasized enough,” advises Blair Nastasti, CEO of Media Moguls PR. So you have a great idea for a business, right? Reach out!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] When You Don't Need Data
    ” Shakespeare adds that the company does keep tabs of the photos of the billboard that people share via social media. Sometimes even data''s deepest devotees prefer to think beyond numbers. “My job is not to come in and create some stupid metric for everyone to look at.” Foreman obviously recognizes the importance of data.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Fly High
    The class consisted of basic networking and administration, network mapping, remote exploits, denial of service, web vulnerabilities, social engineering, password vulnerabilities, wireless network exploitation, persistence, digital media analysis, and cyber mission operations. Military Academies. All officers in the U.S. Secret History.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] [Singapore] Business-Focused Reality TV Show Angel’s Gate To Air Next Week
    To succeed in business, an entrepreneur needs money, the right connections, and the right exposure,” says Ash Singh, CEO of digital media company and new business accelerator Interactive SG , and co-producer of Angel’s Gate. The programme is more than just a reality TV show. “ Angel’s Gate builds that bridge. 
  • 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. .
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [Media] 5 Ways To Make Your Weekend More Spacious
    Be less social on Social Media. Think about your own behaviors on Social Media. E very week, I ask people to think about what they’ll do on Thursday and Friday in order to have a more spacious weekend. I ask every week because we all forget every week. Here are five ways to do it: Put some limits on email. Probably not.
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