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  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Media] Spiceworks Reaches 1M Users
    In addition, its free ad-supported IT management software and community have evolved into a new type of channel that gives vendors powerful access to research, social media, ads and apps to increase sales of technology products & services. billion every week. Together, these capabilities make it much easier for me to do my job.”.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
    [Media] RegulatoryKings: Thoughts on the Duel Between Government and Fans
    Thankfully, unlike with online poker, Daily Fantasy Sports sites have some power and influence on their side--the actual sports leagues and media networks themselves. It's a major driver behind the purchase of streaming media packages and cable plans that show all the games. That's my major concern. So who's on the other side? Right.
  • BABBLING VC  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Media] Yelling the Loudest is Different than Having Something to Say
    This had me thinking about where we have come in terms of media and information distribution. You no longer can do much simply being rational and posting well thought out stories on your blog or media website. So, one of the first posts to indirectly come out of my request for ideas is ready to go today. There's simply too much noise!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Media] Crowdfunding Lithuania - Takeaways From The Event
    Be brief, straightforward and brave ­ present your product to journalists, bloggers and industry influencers in reality, it will bring your product out to the light of global media. Your crowdfunding campaign will not only open the doors to the media curiosity but will also shape your target market of the future customers. and P?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] Get Funded With A Little Help from Your Friends
    Feel weird asking friends, family and complete (social media) strangers for cash? Let’s face it. Your business probably doesn’t need a million dollar investment to get off the ground. Just a little seed money will do. So what’s a mom to do? Get funded with a little help from her friends, of course. And there are several ways to crowd fund!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Avoid a Rick Perry Meltdown
    In the heated race for the Republican nomination, this meltdown gave critics some pretty powerful ammunition (not to mention sparked a media firestorm), but Perry tried to maintain his cool. In the wake of Rick Perry's debate snafu, here's how you can prepare for a big presentation and how to handle those hiccups. uh commerce. and, let's see.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Signal - Big Brother software for recruiters is coming
    Places like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn obviously come to mind straight away, but I’m told that Signal can make use of a huge 6,000 channels to find out more about its targets, these include other forms of social media, blogs and forums. Cold calling is horrible. The question is how do you know when people would be receptive?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
    [Media] The Only Path to Sustainable Growth
    Find virtual assistants experienced in proofreading, bookkeeping, social media management, blogging and research and get these things off your plate. This post is one in a series of tips for making your small business run better and is sponsored by UPS. photo credit: swisscan via photopin cc. Now for the fun part. Define your activities.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Media] Domain Knowledge Matters Donald Trump
    He’s an amazingly savvy media manipulator. Call me king of the obvious but I’d like to remind folks about something related to leadership, innovation, and the upcoming election. Domain Knowledge Matters. I’m not taking political sides here but I’m going to make a point about Donald Trump’s candidacy.
  • GUST  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Media] Gust: Venture Forward
    amount of, (excuse the graphic word), regurgitation going on in our blogosphere. I’m not referring to the use of viral media to spread good ideas; I’m referring to. Most of us love the idea of a new beginning, a makeover, and a fresh start. Yet, despite the tremendous amount of innovation in our space, there is still a huge. authorship.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] The Positive Secret to Outbound Marketing Success
    Even if such an advertisement (one that actually makes people smile or think over something beautiful, peaceful or satisfying) is first aired on TV, it is likely to land up on social media networks and get viral. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from   Jonathan Curran – Enjoy!  . Yes, that is true.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneur Questions Answered
    PR: PR is mostly a matter of finding an interesting "hook" that the media finds exciting. Figure out what a listener of the nightly news would find interesting about your product, and use that to pitch multiple media sources. 2. would use PR, contests and sampling. 1. Conduct contests on Facebook. Sampling. Within the premium (i.e.,
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Media] Nordic Startup Awards - Finnish Best & ArcticEvening on the 12th of May
    Best Accelerator Program: - NewCo Factory - Startup Sauna - YLE Nestholma Media Accelerator - Business Kitchen - Startup Journey by Boost Turku. As we are getting close to Arctic15 , we wanted to celebrate one more time. So register right away , as we have a limited amount of seats in the house. Everybody knows Google and Facebook.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
    [Media] ThirdPresence Raises $800K For Whitelabel Mobile Video Platform
    The company has angled itself to enable mobile video content publishing for newspapers and media companies, as well as mobile marketers and agencies. ThirdPresence , a cloud-based mobile video platform, announced on Friday it has raised $800 000 (€614 000) in seed funding.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
    [Media] Why Backlinks Still Matter for SEO
    actually wrote about the marriage of search, content and social as far back as 2009, but today, it’s just a given that SEO, content and social media go hand in hand. Why Backlinks Still Matter for SEO written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing podcast with Brian Dean. Does On-Page Optimization still matter?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] Most Americans Hide from Online Advertisers, Says Pew
    Of the 792 American adults Pew surveyed, 86 percent said they cover their tracks by employing one (or more) of the following tactics: clearing their Internet browser, deleting posts on social media, using virtual networks to conceal their IP addresses, and/or encrypting their data. Sorry, marketers.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
    [Media] TrueCaller Update: Business Search Comes To UK
    Users can integrate their social media profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, showing the latest status updates of each contact when you call them. Sweden based TrueCaller has progressed steadily after the service launched back in 2009, moving from 7,500 users in August to 27,000 by the end of January 2010. before it is released for everyone
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Media] How To Turn Your Life Experience Into A Business
    This may be about how you have figured out to successfully use a form of social media, turned your business into a franchise, or reached millions of people through your blog while you were traveling the world (like Yaro!). Blogging and social media including Twitter and facebook. This is how it can be done. This is his story.
  • DEIMAR  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Media] 4 steps for Boosting Your Negotiation Skills | Deimar ~ Business.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Apr 30, 2012. steps for Boosting Your Negotiation Skills. by Deimar Gutierrez. 30.4.12. Pin It. The main reason why negotiations fail is the lack of preparation. BATNA ). 2.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] Deal Machine - Not Just Another CRM Tool
    startup of its generation, Deal Machine is in on the social media train; customer information can be aggregated from different sources, allowing the user to see the customer at a glance from different social media. Deal Machine , which just recently launched, is a new Finnish startup shooting to take on the CRM giants.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    [Media] 5 Ways to Know Bootstrapping Will Work for You
    So if you''re planning on starting, say, a social-media based PR agency, where you can hire people as and when you need them for newly-landed clients, then bootstrapping might well be ideal. Bootstrapping isn''t right for every business. What panache, what bravery, what spirit. Bravo! Don''t get me wrong: I love bootstrapping.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015
    [Media] MEMRY challenges Facebook and Instagram
    While the amount of content shared in social media is increasing constantly, Swedish startup MEMRY wants to help their community to share the bundles of videos and pics in albums with their social network. Did someone just spam your Facebook or Instagram feed full with pictures and videos?
  • WWW.USATODAY.COM  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] Silicon Beach emerges as a tech hotbed
    Theres also eHow parent Demand Media, streaming video site Hulu, car-shopping site TrueCar and one dominant player from Silicon Valley: Google. Skip to Main Content. USA TODAY. Subscribe. Mobile. Travel. Money. Sports. Your Life. Weather. Tech: Blogs. Technology Live. Game Hunters. Science Fair. |. Products. Products Home. Edward C. Gaming.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Media] 10 Tips for Navigating Trade Shows
    Leverage social media. What you need to to know to make the sale and not bust your budget. This year’s Toy Industry Association annual Toy Fair in New York City attracted over 30,000 people, 1,200 companies and 13,000 buyers from across the globe, making it the largest toy industry trade show in the western hemisphere. Be picky.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Get Geeks and Suits Performing Their Best Together: 6 Tips
    recently interviewed separately the leaders of PubMatic , a venture-backed company that''s helping some of the oldest and biggest media publishers drive digital revenue through a more targeted and personalized user experience. The best companies today successfully blend tech and non-tech cultures. and Conde Nast. Hire for compatibility.
  • STEVE POLAND  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [Media] Dear Buffalo Entrepreneurs & Geeks, 2013 is Our Year: Events Schedule and Call for Volunteers
    The tech community helps the local businesses on tech issues ranging from web design to social media help, database support to graphic design, and everything in-between.  Buffalo Beta is a quarterly get-together for founders, hackers, students, investors, designers, visionaries, media professionals, and more. It’s the now.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] How Pierre Omidyar Turned An Idealistic Notion Into Billions Of Dollars
    Omidyar’s Next Act: Media Mogul Pierre Omidyar describes his life’s mission as helping people realize their potential. Next up: a digital-media venture, launched with journalist Glenn Greenwald, who first broke the news about the NSA surveillance scandal in The Guardian last summer. That’s a pretty cool theory.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011
    [Media] Distinguish Yourself #215 – Create the right building blocks along the way
    Related Posts: Ways to distinguish yourself – #79 Gather the right puzzle pieces Lessons from creating a social media powered eBook A new foundation Questionable reasons to become an entrepreneur #3 – I can make a ton of money Ways to distinguish yourself – #3 Build strong relationships. The possibilities are endless.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] 5 New Apps & Tech Tools to Try
    And because no software is installed, invitations can be sent via social media or instant messenger, with respondents screened and video results made available in 72 hours. Dozens of new gadgets and Web services promise to boost your business. Here are five that just might deliver. The service is only $10/month—cheaper than competitors.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
    [Media] Put on a Great Virtual Conference: 5 Tips
    Tsur says her team ran a thorough marketing campaign that targeted potential attendees via newsletters, social media networks, and the company blog and website. Once you go virtual, you might not go back. Here are the ins and outs of putting on a digital conference in style. Define your conference strategy. Lastly, create the content program.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Media] What If Your Customers Could Talk to Your CRM
    In 2000, Searls and company painted the road map for what was coming only to have it high jacked to some degree by marketers that misinterpreted the manifesto as a foreshadowing of social media. I spend a lot of time talking to and about the stuff that we do to make it work now.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Zynga: Not Quite Fast Enough
    The company’s struggles highlight the stubborn unpredictability of the social media business—and how falling one step behind changing consumer behavior allows teeming swarms of younger, nimbler startups to gobble up customers and profits. million in the last three months of 2012, or about six cents per diluted share. million.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Media] Why Did I Invest in the Company Pose?
    The Market – OK, enough of your blah, blah, blah about team / co-investor love fest – what really jazzed you up about this opportunity? I’ve long been a believer in technology that “captures” new media types: photos & video.  I am on record as saying that my opinion is that Web 2.0 Great guy, I wonder WTF he’s up to? And they still do.
  • BABBLING VC  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] Apple's iOS (iPhone 5) vs Android (Nexus 4) - My Thoughts
    Media and photography still seem to lag iOS. Same goes for media. I just received the Nexus 4 from Google last week as I felt it was time to get to know Android a bit. I'm so accustomed to the iPhone that I felt technology may be passing me by on iOS. I had played with various devices running different flavors of Android in the past.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs December Twenty Four
    Good stuff I found this week: PressIt – Social media news release tool. Weekend Favs December Twenty Four This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr. Image lexybugg92 via Flickr CC. Nice free way to distribute press releases that get picked up on social sites.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
    [Media] Belmont Stakes: Why Entrepreneurs Will Never Bet the Favorite
    Brian Zuercher, a serial entrepreneur who is the CEO of VenueSeen, a social-media-management tool, agrees. Roman Scharf, co-founder & CEO of Talenthouse, a social media marketing company and influential online community headquartered in Palo Alto, California, says that risk is good for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] Generation Cupcake
    Then, rather coincidentally I read this article today about the rise of narcissism in social media and, apparently, I am not alone in my critique. I was talking with team members on our sales team yesterday, considerably younger than I am but at that point in life where they are increasingly self-aware and conscious of the world around them.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
    [Media] The 22 Unexpected Places Where You Can Find Great Employees
    Social media companies compete with all types of promotional companies. The Watering Hole Is Putrid. Have you had bad results when using job boards to find top talent? It isn’t that the job listing sites are bad, its just that employer and their mother uses those systems to find employees. Going To School? Your Hired! Go Get Coffee.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Survey: 63% of 20-Somethings Want to Start a Business
    For instance, if you''re a 20-something entrepreneur, you may have a better sense than your older peers of how to use social media to promote and grow your business. And with the right perspective and skills, they just might make it. If you''re under 30 years old, you probably want to run your own business. In many ways, yes, Sanders says.
  • GUST  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups
    This includes website content and software code as well as the more obvious examples in media and publishing. So you’ve chosen a name for your startup, product, or both. Tech startups are at the other extreme. The gulf has widened with the proliferation of social Internet / user-generated content and mobile application startups.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
    [Media] How to Use Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion to Boost Conversions
    While it’s also a popular blog, it’s really a software and training organization that sells content marketing software through Copyblogger Media. Back in 1984, Dr. Robert B. Cialdini wrote a book called “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.” In the world of conversions, every little bit of persuasion counts. Example of Execution. percent.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010
    [Media] Ten New Rules for Startup Marketing
    Viral marketing and word-of-mouth are not enough these days to make your product and brand visible in the relentless onslaught of new promotional media out there today. Innovative marketing starts with customer insights culled from painstaking research into who your customers are, and how they use digital media. Want control?
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] The New Way To Collect Email Addresses
    The app is installed on an iPad, and contact information – integrated with social media – is collected on the spot – in a retail shop (think American Apparel, one of OnSpot’s marquee clients), at a trade show (think me standing at a booth, not one of OnSpot’s marquee clients), and even at a doctor’s office. Clients. So I get it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] Sucked into Scandal
    It's yet another example of how brands unwittingly find themselves at the center of a social media disaster. What if your brand was sucked into a controversy it had nothing to do with? Here's how it happens. When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut, all public relations hell broke loose. The truth? We value your feedback.
  • GIGAOM.COM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] 5 trends that are changing how we do big data
    Media Kit. GigaOM. Apple. Cleantech. Cloud. Europe. Mobile. Video. Nov 3, 2012 - 2:00PM PT. trends that are changing how we do big data. By Derrick Harris 7 Comments. Tweet. Email This. In just a few years, big data has turned from a buzzword and concept best left for large web companies into a force that drives much of our digital lives.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Why You Should Launch Your Start-up at CES
    You also have the value of serendipity, which you don't really have in other media. This year, 150 start-ups are angling for the spotlight at the world's biggest tech trade show. Chairman Gary Shapiro explains why. International CES, the world's largest tech trade show, opens today in Las Vegas. In 2013, far more will try their luck.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] A Solution to Fake Online Reviews
    You can drill into each service area: shipping, returns, social media. StellaService wants to create a gold standard of online customer service. And it''s giving lousy retailers reason to fear. There are plenty of places to buy, say, a flat-screen TV or a pair of boots online--and many retailers can match price and selection. And then 1,000.
  • START UP BLOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012
    [Media] Trends & the long tail
    During this top down retail and media driven process they gave us some great trends and sometimes even created crazes. For decades taste makers decided what we had access to and could like. But even when something was really amazing, they had to move on. Something new to sell and generate replacement revenue. entrepreneurship
  • AWEISSMAN.COM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Media] Looking at Publishing
    Of course, I think this applies to all media, not just publishing (Media: Whats Past is Prologue ). Of course, I think this applies to all media, not just publishing (Media: Whats Past is Prologue ). skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Apr 30, 2012. Looking at Publishing.
  • A CROWDED SPACE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Media] Crowdsource all the way
    Feels to me like the big missing things in crowdsourcing are more online marketing options for things like SEO and social media and content creation. Crowdsourcing is awesome, I'm a big fan. This is of course mostly hypothetical, but for many of these steps, I believe the crowdsourcing options are the best path. Get it funded: [link].
  • START UP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Micro Project – funded via twitter
    I just launched this micro project via twitter: Which was on a whim at midnight. And already we have 15 people signed up by 10am. It’s not a secret project, but it’s a one off so I can’t share all the of details yet because it can only be done once. When it is complete – there will be an awesome party to celebrate.
  • START UP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Micro Project – funded via twitter
    I just launched this micro project via twitter: Which was on a whim at midnight. And already we have 15 people signed up by 10am. It’s not a secret project, but it’s a one off so I can’t share all the of details yet because it can only be done once. When it is complete – there will be an awesome party to celebrate.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Social Media Today. Salesforce.com Do.com Taps Gmail to Tackle Microsoft. tags: blog do.com salesforce gmail microsoft. Dwolla. online payments that sidestep credit cards altogether. tags: blog. GUYS READ | Books. funny. tags: blog. Engagement is the Journey, Loyalty is the Destination | Loyalty360.org. tags: blog engagement loyalty. Singly.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
    [Media] SXSW Advice for Startups
    During a few meetings this week and after my presentation to Social Media Club Dallas a few nights ago, I was asked for advice -- people wanted to know how startups should act & what they should do at SXSW.  I am no expert, but here's what I told them: Enjoy yourself & pace yourself. Today, SXSW Interactive 2011 kicks off.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Halloween Haunts Go Hi-Tech
    TicketLeap is an online exchange, integrated with social media, where tickets to concerts, theatre, and sporting events are bought and sold. TicketLeap, a online ticket exchange, helps local haunts go hi-tech. When you end up with 1,000 people at your door, you need a cost effective way to verify tickets," he says. All they need is a laptop.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #7: How to Create a “Blue Ocean” Book
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. Daniel Markovitz’s A Factory of One. Imagine you’re a performance coach or consultant who wants to write a book. What would you do when faced with that challenge? Throw in the towel? Not necessarily.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] Holy $#%&: Cursing at Work Might Be Okay
    Passion is subjective—one person’s passion is another person’s crazy,” said Scott Stratten, business author and social media marketing expert. CEO David Farr was taken to task last week for his use of four-letter words. What does your choice to profane or not profane say to your audience? From the Inc.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
    [Media] Incorporating Ecwid Into Your Portal Is Incredibly Convenient
    You’ll be able to install your storefront in nearly umpteen sites, digital social media portals, and blogs and just about anywhere on the net. There used to be a time when brick-and-mortar outlets ruled the roost and people the world over had to walk into these shops to fulfill their day-to-day needs and requirements. Amazon Inc.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015
    [Media] 10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Get Government Business
    Most public officials will not peruse media packets or spend time looking at promotional materials. It’s important to know how to say “hello” to a public official. It sounds simple, but many sales reps fail this first step. Government culture differs greatly from corporate culture. Here’s some advice from someone who has lived in both worlds.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Media] 5 Tips On How Your Business Can Have A More Successful Event
    Use social media outlets to get your event known and out there for customers. As a business owner, you probably already have one or more social media pages where your clients can find you. by Jen Hawkins, Director of Marketing at  DoubleDutch. Go Mobile With It. Go Social With It. Plan Out the Entire Event.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Media] The Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Food Truck Business
    Both Fellows and Tona use social media to let people know where to find them. The food truck craze is sweeping the nation. From thriving cities to rural downtown areas, food-on-wheels is the hip new trend. It’s not just drawing a new crowd of eat-on-the-street customers, it’s bringing in big bucks too. Its twin city, St. Go in with a plan.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [Media] The Importance of Transactional Emails for Small Business
    This interaction might lead to higher survey participation or social media engagement. The Importance of Transactional Emails for Small Business 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 Willie Pena – Enjoy!
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
    [Media] Duolingo
    The difference is painfully obvious if you want to read a long blog post or an article from a foreign media site. Luis von Ahn is nothing if not ambitious. The inventor of the captcha and the founder of re-captcha has a new goal - to translate the web into every major language. For Luis's purposes machine translation is not good enough.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] Five Career Predictions For 2013
    Instant fact-checking and counter-claims on social media are not just limited to political scandals and natural disasters. by Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Vice President and Managing Director of Apollo Research Institute. We at the Apollo Research Institute see job growth ahead in 2013 – and in some surprising places. She is also the author of.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Small Business Spotlight of the Week: NinjaDog Concepts
    NinjaDog Concepts exists to take care of flyering, networking, using social media, responding to sightings, and everything in between! And I think I almost got it. That’s where  NinjaDog Concepts  comes in. Sarah and her team work 24/7 and launch full-scale search operations to recover a missing pet. The craziest story?
  • FAIRSOFTWARE'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
    [Media] Why Klout Sheds No Light On My World
    And that’s why Klout’s idea is flawed: data from social media is a tiny fragment of what constitutes influence. Klout is a site that computes your influence, based on how popular and influential you are online. So what is wrong with this picture? Klout works great for the active Twitter crowd. Or don’t care. Silicon Valley
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Media] Highlighting Israeli Q2 2011 Israeli VC Investments
    Happy to see a large number of consumer apps on the list, which was historically not the strongest side of Israeli high tech: Taykey – backed by Sequoia, provides ad targeting solutions based on trend analysis in social media. Gizmox – working with Microsoft on web application design software. Comes very handy from what I hear.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Media] When Free Becomes Free For All ? 5 Reasons Free Is Hurting Us All.
    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.
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010
    [Media] When good investment decisions end up backing more women CEOs: Conversation with Cameron Lester at Azure Capital.
    Because of it, Azure was able to get interested in gaining “insight into what’s happening in the female community, particularly as it relates to social media. In 2006, we were looking at the social media space. By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @ mddelphis. Biases are detrimental to making good investment decisions.” You are 33 years old.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
    [Media] 3 Customer Service Lessons From the Credit Bureau Industry's Failures
    As evidenced by the increasingly large penalties, as well as the public shaming of these companies in the media, iniquitous business practices will eventually find the spotlight. Credit bureaus have shown how a lack of attention to customers can have dire consequences for your business. It happens. Instead, you may need to file a lawsuit.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Why old-school SMS is still a powerful mobile marketing tool
    You’ve heard the story before: SMS call-to-action messaging is easy to incorporate into all of a brand’s marketing initiatives, from traditional, digital and social media, to in-store, in-venue, even on products or on receipts. This year I celebrated my 45 th birthday. All it took was a quick Web search to help me figure it out. Yikes.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Media] A Simple Approach to The Customer Journey
    Why You Need Social Media for Customer Support It’s guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and. A Simple Approach to The Customer Journey written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Duct Tape Marketing Consultant, David Smith – Enjoy! returning customers.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016
    [Media] Ted Rheingold Founded Dogster in 2004: Five Questions About Building a Startup, Selling a Startup and Whether SF Is Still a Good Place
    When Say Media, with its 100 personal sales team, masterful IT, publishing design, video teams took over it felt like landing a very battle-worn Millennium Falcon directly from light speed into an Alliance Star Cruiser. Photo Credit: Christopher Michel. How did the site come about? One day I came home and Molly , my future wife, was crying.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Don't Think You Need Change? Think Again
    The newsletter content changes sometimes too; subscribers in our "conversions" bucket, for example, might get more tips on how to get started with social media or email marketing since we know they have a free trial account. Just because something's working fine, doesn't mean it can't be even better. So we changed it. for our purposes here.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Four Tips For Effective Resumes
    For the modern aspect, employers will look for any relevant social media profiles so applicants should be sure to include the direct links. by Thomas Moran, CEO of  Addison Group. Though job numbers may be increasing, the job market is still a competitive place. It’s tough to stand out in such a competitive atmosphere. Be Precise. Prioritize.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Where to Snag Hot Start-Up Talent?
    It’s also chock full of digital media companies such as Buddy Media, Daily Candy and Business Insider. Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley both have incredible talent, but theyre two very different ponds for fishing. The Bay Area and New York are the foremost places to find impressive resumes, but the two scenes are nothing alike.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Media] You're Not as Busy as You Think You Are
    It''s time you stop telling yourself how much you have to get done--it is a waste of your time. Are you too busy? You should be, and you should let people know in a proud but exasperated tone. feel extremely guilty about this, but it''s important that I push folks away so that I can continue to produce research and do the work that I do."
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Media] How to ask your board for introductions
    Talk about social proof: provide a link to a list of blogs/media praising you, or all of the users tweeting about you. Venture capitalists and your other board members want to help you, and in fact are paid to help you.  As T.A. However, without some guidance from you, your board/VCs cannot provide you with maximum benefit.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Tips for Reducing Refunds
    Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook can be leveraged to offer and exchange value between you and your customer, too. 5. How often does your business have an opportunity to increase bottom-line profitability, improve customer retention, and generate positive word-of-mouth with a zero-dollar investment in marketing or advertising?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Meet the #IamBplans Winners: Rebar Business Builders
    The internet and social media have opened up wonderful and affordable opportunities that in the past may have only been accessible to companies with large budgets. Rebar Business Builders helps strengthen businesses from the inside out by installing small business marketing systems that systematically attract and retain ideal customers.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
    [Media] Patric Blixt, CMO Of Rebtel Coming To Arctic15
    and has worked with digital media since 1995 at agencies like Young&Rubicam Brand Dialogue and at start-ups like Pricerunner.com. Patric Blixt is the Chief Marketing Officer of a Swedish VoIP telephony company called Rebtel. We'll be sure to ask the latest figure on that in September. Patric Blixt. Register now
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs Octobery Twenty Nine
    Good stuff I found this week: Submit My Press Release – Online press release submission tool that does a great job integrating social media. Weekend Favs Octobery Twenty Nine This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr. Image Cor v. Wijngaarden via Flickr CC.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
    [Media] Half of Your Site Elements Are Useless. Which Half?
    We’ve never met these people, but we believe all sorts of positive or negative things about them based off how they are portrayed in the media. Over half of your site elements don’t affect conversion rate the way you think they do. How to find out which elements help and which hurt your conversion rate? The solution is existence testing.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Media] Lifepuzl keeps track of your child's life
    This way the app works as a common calendar and as a simplified version social media (without “likes”, however) for your chosen few. It seems easy these days to end up having your hands (or brain) full of stuff to remember. With piling deadlines, appointments and birthdays to remember, how does one keep up?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
    [Media] Meet Waldo, Head of Corp Dev
    Those are the types of partners--media companies, publishers, etc. Back in 2005, when I was with Union Square Ventures, we changed our brochureware homepage into a blog. A few other VCs had been blogging before, but no one had gone as far as to make the whole front facing effort of their firm into something so interactive.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] How Joe Fernandez Got His Klout
    Its algorithms comb through social media data: If you have a public account with Twitter, which makes updates available for anyone to read, you have a Klout score, whether you know it or not (unless you actively opt out on Klout’s website). Piece of cake. How do you know you're ready to start a company? billion pieces of data each day.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [Media] Runet Trends 2010
    Third, online advertising outperformed other media in terms of growth - it's grown by 37%, with contextual advertising growing by 45% from the total Internet advertising. In terms of revenue online advertising has come close to outdoor ads and advertising in print media and is likely to surpass those in the upcoming years.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Media] News You Can Use: Who are the Bplans 100,000?
    With the new membership component and greater integration with social media platforms, Bplans.com is now connecting small-business owners and entrepreneurs so that they may ask questions, share their experiences and ideas, and grow together as a community.”. Bplans also created an  infographic  of “Who are the Bplans 1oo,000?”
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] Talented Women: Please Do Not Quit.
    She partnered with Rett Clevenger who at that time was an online media manager for a large e-commerce site, to launch Steals.com in April 2008. by  Sr amana Mitra, founder of  One Million by One Million  . Five years ago, a good friend of mine hanged herself. I had coffee with her the day before. She did not work. knew both of them well.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Media] Issuu Reseller: A Humble E-Publisher
    With the advent of tablet computers, a growing number of people is consuming media in digital format. The future of print is digital', envisions Issuu , Danish start-up that offers an online publishing platform. They definitely have a point and their numbers support that. Their website delivers 3.4
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Media] Basketball Diaries: Lessons in Leadership From the Final Four
    It''s a safe bet that Coach Ryan is more reserved on the days when he is not winning huge games--you won''t find him hanging out on social media--and Wisconsin''s style of play during his 13-year tenure reflects that. These coaches represent everything required for great leadership. It is truly a reflection of leadership and team performance.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy :: Small Business Marketing.
    Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 21, 2011 | 11:28 am Categories : Local Search , Marketing Strategy , Social Media Tags : Google Boost , Google City Pages , Google Offers , groupon , Yelp Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. and CityPages.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Media] Maintaining Your Motivation as a Maverick
    Once eBooks starting taking off, for example, we were one of the few resources people could easily find – and one of the few quality sites the media could point to. People hate change. The marketplace is no different – since it’s made up of people, it’s just as resistant to the unproven as anything else. Overcoming Challenges.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] The Skåne Innovation Support System's Maze
    Media Evolution : a regional network for collaboration and promoting media companies. Media Evolution City : situated in Malmö, similar to Mindpark it offers co-working spaces. It is run by Media Evolution organisation, and also hosts the famous  Foo Café. Connect Skåne : network that help startups with private investors.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
    [Media] How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy
    GroupOn, Living Social, AdMeld, Gilt Group, Demand Media, ShoeDazzle, Tumblr, FourSquare, etc. Raising money is hard. And when you’re relatively new to the process it’s easy to be confused by the process. There is all sorts of advice on the Internet about how to raise capital. Executive Summary. Call high. Meet in person. Lobby.
  • DESIGN STAFF  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
    [Media] Finding “hard to find” customers for research
    Advertise with websites, forums, journals, other media where your customers spend time. Image credit: t_buchtele. This article was originally published at  Medium. Our team at Google Ventures meets with startups every week to advise CEOs, give design feedback, and answer pressing questions. And so on. Contact professional associations.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
    [Media] Who Should You Hire?
    Come with social media strategy backgrounds and get how to engage customers with content. Who Should You Hire? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Marketing podcast with Dan Schawbel. When it comes to hiring business owners want to find people with the skills they need to do the job.
  • ALTGATE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] @altgate » Blog Archive » Where Do Tech VCs Invest?
    Cleantech looks to be less capital intensive than hardware and is nearly the same size as communications and digital media. Digital Media and Content companies garnered the second most in terms of number of investments, but in a world where more and more software is SaaS, these two industry sub-segments are blurring together. Thoughts?
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