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  • 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. 
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Dr.Liz Alexander on Co-Authorship
    So he’s reaching out to those people for testimonials, and to help promote the book. I’m a former freelance journalist interested in which media channels are talking extensively about thought leadership. Please check it out. Liz and Craig have not met before and the entire process of long-distance collaboration was awesome.
  • 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.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Cultivate Trust and Nurture Loyalty
    good place to start is by making it easy for your customers to talk to you; make sure you are available hear from them by whatever means they find to their liking: make yourself available by phone, by email, in social media, by instant chat, and in person. Trust is a key for driver for your customers. And then (most importantly) respond.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Look for a Small Town
    There were local serial entrepreneurs, community leaders, political dignitaries, and representatives from nearly every media outlet. It’s easy to see the benefits of being an entrepreneur in the Silicon Valleys and the Seattles of America, but in the midst of those metropolises, the benefits of starting in a smaller town are overlooked.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
    [Media] 3 Simple Steps for “Makin’ It Rain” On Your Website
    To follow up with someone all you really need is their email address, phone number, or maybe their social media handle. These include social media login , email newsletter signups , real-time chat, header bars , and embedded web forms. The term rainmaker is often used to describe highly productive members of sales teams. Even better!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Be a Rule Breaker
    Today, the Internet and social media make it easier for entrepreneurs to get the word out about their businesses, but it also makes it much easier for hundreds, thousands, even millions of people to catch wind of your idea and rip it off. But the lessons other small business owners can learn from her are still powerful and important. By Us.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Hiring Millennials? Here's What You Need to Know
    word of caution: If you think that participating in social media or posting your thoughts and ideas on a blog are a waste of time, a millennial is likely to feel the same about you and your company. Sometimes millennials are the best candidates for the job. Here's how to find and hire the right ones. Millennials don't do typical job searches.
  • GROWTHOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Unrestricted Consumption: Developments in Digital Rights Management
    will further nudge industries that deal with electronic media to adapt to a world where marginal costs of delivery are low and consumers own multiple products designed for media consumption, needing easy transferability of content between them. Rowling’s foray reminds me of comedian Louis C.K.'s In 2011, Louis C.K. Both C.K.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] Cheat Sheet for New Google Plus Features
    In fact, even seasoned social media marketers I interact with are still in the dark about many of the posting tools exclusive to the social network. Here are all of the new and classic features of Google Plus all in one cheat sheet. Google Plus groups your friends in Circles, allows in-app photo editing and even provides e-mail notifications.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] My Favorite 2014 Trend is Boomer-Millenial Partnerships
    love this idea. I see it happening, anecdotally, both around my local community in Eugene, Oregon, and around my online community in social media, LivePlan, and so forth. I see  examples of exactly what Steve is predicting. Every year around this time I look forward to Steve King’s small business trends for the next year.
  • VENTUREBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010
    [Media] "How to Create a Personal Brand as a Venture Capitalist"
    That's right, for $250, I can learn "specific ways to use speaking engagements, published articles and social media web sites as a way to establish [myself] as a thought leader." She wouldn't talk about generic speaking engagements and social media websites. Who knew it was so easy? VCs don't often talk about brand.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #2: Er, Who Did You Say You Were?
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. We all know the three pillars of marketing, right? Know, Like, and Trust. Then why do so many non-fiction authors, many of whom intend to use their books as marketing tools, ignore this when they write?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Media] Totally Terrified of Public Speaking? 4 Tips to Cope
    He then explains that if, at the end of his speech, he gets three questions, he''ll reveal why he took the picture (Willis explains at the end it''s because his parents don''t quite get "social media" and that people pay to hear him speak so he sends them the pictures). Your heart is beating so hard you can hear it in your ears. Rehearse!
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Media] Startups Need the Right Team Mindset to Survive
    These game changes include using social media, to provide real-time two-way communication; cloud computing, which enables efficient, lower-risk automation of business processes; and the millennial mind-set, which does not tolerate anything that moves at a snail’s pace. John M. Leverage the game changers to gain the speed you need.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Media] Pirate Bay, Flattr, and Heml.is Founder Peter Sunde Arrested
    Flattr, which was founded by Sunde in 2010, makes it easy to spend money on media content you care about, which in itself is quite a worthy cause. A little more than two months ago we announced Swedish entrepreneur Peter Sunde’s candidacy in the European Parliament. It’s a sad story to be honest. Heml.is is no less morally respectable.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] Send Share or Like Facebook Is Getting It Right
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] 47 Incredible iPad Apps for MBAs
    Hootsuite : Put all that knowledge of marketing and ecommerce to work by using this app that lets you manage all your company’s social media presences from anywhere. Business applications for the iPad are becoming a huge section of the market, as the tablet grows in popularity as more than just a vehicle for Angry Birds. All-in-one Apps.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] What Election Predictions Can Teach You About 'Big Data'
    Unless you've been safely ensconced in a media-free hideaway, you've probably heard of Nate Silver, the predictive phenom who writes the FiveThirtyEight blog for the New York Times. Then, of course, came the defense of Silver in other parts of the media. Why do the New York Times' controversial election predictions matter?
  • ENTREPREMUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011
    [Media] 5 Solid Tips for Marketing Your Small Business Now
    Use Social Media Consistently. You should also link to your social media pages from your blog, website, and newsletter so current customers can easily find and “follow” or “like” your business. Finally, create an email signature with links to your social media sites, your website, and your blog. If not, there’s no commitment.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Regrets to Avoid Before You Retire
    Many have this worry--from constantly checking our “likes” on social media to seeking the approval of others--but retires often said that when they tried to please everyone, it made them feel worse, and more stressed. Don''t do what everyone says you should do, and other wisdom from those who learned the hard way.
  • 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.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Media] 2010 Consumer Internet Predictions
    Brand advertising starts to move online, boosting premium display, video and social media. Big brand advertiers who will not see transactions consumated online, from Consumer Packaged Goods to Quick Service Restaurants to Big Box Retailers, are spending 10s and even 100s of millions on digital media. Consumers seek cheap thrills.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Impress for Less: 7 Frugal-But-Festive Holiday Gifts
    Social media makes it easier than ever to dazzle with an inexpensive yet extremely thoughtful gift. You don''t need to spend a bundle to make a lasting impression on your clients and customers. The holidays are a great time for small businesses to show how much they appreciate their customers. Found a great deal or tip?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Areas of Your Business You Should Be Testing
    Social Media - Test offers on Twitter and Facebook to see which brings more visitors to your website or traffic to your location. What worked well for your company yesterday may not be the best today. Make sure you're getting the best results by putting various parts of your business to the test. You have a winner. It's the same in business.
  • ABOVETHECROWD.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Media] Investors Beware: Today’s $100M+ Late-stage Private Rounds Are Very Different from an IPO
    All of this suggests that we are not in a valuation bubble, as the mainstream media seems to think. [An edited version of the following blog post originally appeared in a modified form in the pages of the weekend edition of the Financial Times last Saturday. ]. Conversely, these late stage private rounds have no such pageantry or process.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Four Reasons for a Business Model
    Social Media. (11). Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Four Reasons for a Business Model. Everyone could, or said they could, but in each case it was clearly not a practiced exercise. business model is not a business plan, although the two are often confused. Posts.
  • VC DEAL LAWYER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] Empathy: An Invaluable Asset in Startups
    It’s interesting to me that so many blog posts, books and other media nowadays focus on the hard skills (e.g., selling, coding, etc.) required to build a company, or to otherwise scale a successful startup.  Most companies today have figured out how to hire for hard skills.  You need to hire for soft skills as well. em * pa * thy.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
    [Media] Is Tumblr the new 4chan?
    In my world, Tumblr is the happy realm of new media hipsters — artists, designers, entrepreneurs and urbanites posting the latest LCD Soundsystem track. “&# " In my world, Tumblr is the happy realm of new media hipsters — artists, designers, entrepreneurs and urbanites posting the latest LCD Soundsystem track.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] The Future of Publishing and an Opportunity to Work with CNN/Money
    professional social networking site has hired a content focused executive away from a traditional media company's digital arm. Don't know if you noticed, but LinkedIn has an editor now. Just think about that for a second. Isn't LinkedIn doing terrifically well with it's recruiting focused business? Take Refinery29 , for example. Conflict?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Media] Events Lose Money as Storm Forces Cancellations
    According to All Things D, ticket holders will be able to use the tickets they have already purchased for the rescheduled date or the D: Dive into Media conference scheduled for February 2013. Several business events, including those hosted by Google and Facebook, are canceled due to Hurricane Sandy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Media] 3 Essential Ways to Improve Your Website
    Regardless of who you are or what you sell--and notwithstanding the increasing importance of social media--your website matters a great deal. Your website is often the first impression a prospective customer has of your business. Perhaps it''s time for an upgrade? Advertising exec Curt Hanke shares three simple fixes. Need proof?
  • SPENCER FRY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
    [Media] The Domain Market is a Mess
    For each domain name I would search on Domain Tools , I’d keep a list of available domains and make sure that their social media counterparts were also available. I’d only save names to the list if they were available for registration or for sale. About six weeks ago, I had an idea for a side project that I wanted to build. It wasn’t.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] Your community of peers
    We’ve done this a few times before (Jason put together a Digital Home summit and, along with Walter Knapp from our portfolio company Lijit , I organized a Digital Media Summit in Boulder – in both cases the attendees were both Foundry portfolio companies as well as many other companies from within the ecosystem).
  • ADVENTURISTA  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2010
    [Media] The NYC Echo Chamber (It's a good thing!)
    Soon thereafter, Venmo closed a seed round from NYC-based RRE Ventures , Betaworks and Lerer Media Ventures. SF-based companies have benefited from this effect for some time (even in pre-twitter times given the focus of more traditional media on SF-based companies). Call it the NYC Echo Chamber.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
    [Media] The Spring Fashion Trends Any Mom Can Wear
    And even though you might work from the comfort of your home, it’s important to always have a few new pieces in your wardrobe for buyer meetings, trade shows and media opportunities. Spring is here. And you know what that means. Chirping birds, blooming flowers and…shopping for new spring clothes. promise. Floral Prints.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] How Equal Are 'Copreneur' Marriages Really?
    Is her sample of 30 partnerships simply skewed by how she found these pairs or who they are, or are media accounts of rosy, modern marital relations among copreneurs the ones that are biased? Imagine a successful entrepreneurial couple who jointly found a business. How do you imagine the gender roles usually get handled?
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
    [Media] LinkedIn and Facebook – two very different approaches to going public
    On the back of outstripping expectations LinkedIn has had an easy ride from Wall Street and the media and the share price has risen from $93 at the IPO to $227 today. I just read How LinkedIn became a Wall Street juggernaut on Techcrunch. The fourth describes how their approach to the market, which was to under promise and over deliver.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Media] Features Do Matter in SMB Tech
    The language is different, the work flows are unique and the regulations industry specific.  If you decide to go horizontal, your climb is going to be that much more difficult unless you are picking something that is relatively new, such as daily deals or social media, where the obvious features are still evolving.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Media] Startups, failure is no excuse for failing to communicate.
    It may sound like a pretty obvious thing to say but the single most important people for a startup is its users. While it is true to say that investment can criticial, and staff help drive a business, a service or product has to have users in order to attract both of those in the first place – with very few exceptions. Entrepreneur
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Media] 5 Reasons to Hire a Marketing Consultant Even Though You Don’t Want To
    You may be able to set up your newsletter, add plugins to WordPress and clumsily create header graphics for your social media profiles but is this work actually robbing you from focus on higher payoff work. Consultants aren’t magicians. Don’t go looking for someone to fix your marketing if your product doesn’t make sense.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Media] Optimize for Facebook's Graph Search
    To find out, I tapped the intelligence of a fellow search and social media expert, Muhammad Yasin of HCC Medical Insurance Services. Bring your business to the front of the pack in Facebook Graph Search using a few optimization techniques. Here are a few ways to use Graph Search to empower your business.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Media] Is AngelList Creating False Hope?
    link] Thor Muller Most def. I’ve been thinking about the idea of a public “media map&# that acts as graphical view into the media choices that I make. Learn to Duck sometimes it takes getting punched in the face Home About Me(ha!) Story of the Week! You are here: Home / investing / Is AngelList Creating False Hope? Coexist?
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010
    [Media] How can startups quickly get to millions in monthly revenue.
    Understanding lifetime value is hard for media companies, but it’s easier for gaming companies, ecommerce companies and subscription businesses. Online media pricing in the future will likely all be performance based…impressions will eventually be a brand building benefit of a well executed direct response campaign. Value.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] You are humbly invited to our Christmas Party TONIGHT!
    featuring Digital Media Finland and Jolla. Today''s the day! It''s the ArcticStartup / Future Female Christmas party tonight! Bring your coworkers, friends, whoever. We''ll be kicking off the party at Kaiku at 18:00, so drop on by. Again, we''ll have a live band, some bubbly to kick off the night, and a great crowd to spend an evening with.
  • BUSINESS PLAN BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] Keeping Up-To-Date On Social Enterprises
    You can also receive updates in social enterprise through your social media accounts, especially LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.  As mentioned in the previous blog post on scaling your social enterprise, part of building out your organization is through expanding your network.  Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University.
  • MUCKER LAB  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] Prevailing Wisdom
    2013 – “Media and content is a hit driven business – we simply don’t invest in it”. (?????). 1994 – “Consumers are fickle and unpredictable. Consumer products and services are hit driven, it’s really hard to build a scalable consumer company”. Internet). eBay). Evernote, Dropbox). 1999 – “The search engine game is over”. Google). Everything).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 9 Things That Take a Pitch From Good To Great
    Investors want to hear about your first customers, other investments put into the company (including your own sweat equity), key media placement, signed letters of intent (LOI) to purchase/partner, product and customer milestones, key hires, etc. I’ve seen hundreds of business pitches, and most of them—at best—are just okay. To whom?
  • ANDREWCHENBLOG.COM  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010
    [Media] How to create a profitable Freemium startup (spreadsheet model included!)
    Basically, you end up with a media buying matrix that looks something like this: Source Ads bought CTR Clicks Signup % Upload pic Users Cost CPA Google 1M 0.50% 5,000 20% 50% 500 $5,000.00 $10.00 Andrew Chen New here? Check out my list of featured essays How to create a profitable Freemium startup (spreadsheet model included!) Thanks! Thanks!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
    [Media] Think Like A Marketer, Sell Like a Superstar [WEBINAR]
    ” Things like our blog content, social media, and what they find on our website. But again, I think I have experienced, certainly not only salespeople, but business owners and even marketing – high level leadership marketing-type people still, I think, are very confused about the use of some of these online tools and social media.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
    [Media] Silicon Valley's Inconvenient History
    Private capital, he points out, is currently obsessed with social media. If you believe the latter, you tend to believe that all good flows from private enterprise and capital alone. And you will tend to have a lot of company among entrepreneurs. The only problem is, that point of view is hard to reconcile with the history of Silicon Valley.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Media] 11 Ways to De-Clutter Your Day
    Pick something you have to resist--food, wasting time, Web browsing, checking social media accounts--and eliminate the temptation. Do less and achieve more--starting today. Adopt some of these easy habits to make it happen. Success tends to create clutter: more meetings, more projects, more decisions, more items on your to-do list.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] The Key to Making Your LinkedIn Profile Really Sing
    LinkedIn is the most effective social media platform for professional and business purposes. Want to be found by more clients and customers? Add this. Based on the amount of email I got from my recent post, 10 Ways to Generate More Leads and Referrals on LinkedIn , many people agree.) into their profiles. Here''s an example. Industry terms.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 5 Trends to Ignore in 2013
    and Glam Media closed significant rounds. Amid all the forecasts for what next year will bring, here are five business trends you'd be wise to pass up. This article is part of Inc.'s special report on How (and Where) to Make Money in 2013 (and Beyond). Tis the season for forecasting, prediction-making, and soothsaying. It's fun. So don't.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] What Google Looks Like Without Link Data
    However, the 1990''s version of the Internet didn''t host the plethora of social media platforms, news aggregators and other websites that generate their own unique digital signals (such as a ''share'' or a ''like'') that may also provide signals of authority. Spoiler alert - it''s ugly! and it''s ugly.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] The Social TV Space Heats Up
    And in December, San Francisco-based Miso, founded in March 2010, raised $4 million from Khosla Venture, Google Ventures, and Hearst Interactive Media. Among other things, "we are working on building a more personalized, media-rich second screen experience for phones, tablets and GetGlue.com," he said. IBM bought it in 2003.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Media] Productivity@Work Resource: Keep Your Communications Safe and Secure
    The more online communications tools you use—website, blog, social media, and more—the more access hackers have to your network and computers. Comcast Business Class Internet gives you the tools you need to keep your business safe from online threats.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Media] How to Systematically Build Personal Brand Authority
    Just as the need for content has created a great deal of angst among marketers, social media and networks have created a great deal of confusion. How to Systematically Build Personal Brand Authority written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today, authority is it.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Media] LA Startup Personality: Brock Batten of Mobile Roadie
    Musicians are inherently surrounded by media, which translates perfectly to mobile apps. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. This week we were lucky to score an interview with Brock Batten the creative director for Mobile Roadie. What was the idea behind Mobile Roadie?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
    [Media] 5 Things You Must Do To Sell To a Small Business Owner
    Related Posts: Stop Wasting Your Time With Social Media A Shoe Shine Sales Strategy How To Talk To Small Business 7 Resistance Crushing Questions Every Business Must Answer 5 Reasons Why Effective Marketing Makes Your Business More Valuable. 5 Things You Must Do To Sell To a Small Business Owner This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Media] How to Own Your Startup’s Niche
    Nathalie Lussier , Nathalie Lussier Media. 2. There are a lot of consumer-facing Web startups out there - maybe too many. Now that it’s easier, faster and cheaper to launch a Web business than ever before, entrepreneurs are under increasing pressure to differentiate. Great design and even great service just aren’t enough anymore. Startups
  • DEIMAR  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [Media] A creative and Innovative ring strategy for resource optimization.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jan 18, 2012. creative and Innovative ring strategy for resource optimization. by Deimar Gutierrez. 18.1.12. Pin It. Related articles. Pin It. Deimar Gutierrez. Loading.
  • 47 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Of eBooks new, somewhat new, and 170 years old.
    Instead, he was trying to fill a gap in the public discourse, get a message out in the preferred media of the time that people then and now need to hear: conformity for the sake of conformity is quicksand for the soul. Being Ever notice how interesting things tend to happen in threes? Speaking of today, my ebook, MicroISV Sites that Sell!
  • 47 HATS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
    [Media] Making space, time, energy, and attention for 2011
    posts in the tech media about every new feature Facebook, Google, Apple, and a million cell phones vendors cook up that means zip to me, enough! Make Room! Since you’re reading this along with all the other New Years posts, let me make a small suggestion. And that means carving out of your life some of the things that have accumulated.
  • WHITETAIL SOFTWARE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Media] How I Doubled Organic Search Traffic in Two Weeks
    want these pages to be valuable to people. I’m not interested in a demand media business. You want more traffic. You want it to be organic. You want it to be targeted. And you want to use a strategy that will scale to bring you more. Me too. This post details my recent success at that exact goal. Yes, this really never occurred to me before.
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Investment Pacing and The.
    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!
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Media] 5 Things You Need to Know Before Fundraising
    Spend time to craft thoughtful e-mails, do your research, control your online reputation on social media sites, and practice, practice, practice! Know these five details before entering any fundraising pitch, especially if you are a social entrepreneur. We started Roozt with $500, a dream, and determination to succeed. One member. One meal.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Ads: Are You Paying More & Getting Less?
    Speaking to Online Media Daily, TBG CEO Simon Mansell chalked it up to Facebook adding a seventh ad spot to most of its pages. Demand has driven ad prices higher even as click-through rates dropped. Have you checked your Facebook performance lately? if there is enough demand for what you want, logical or not. with the click-through rate drop.
  • DSHEN  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
    [Media] The $100000000 Question - 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!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Media] 3D Scanning Made Accessible With €260K Investment Into Volumental, A Spinoff From Kinect@Home
    However as it attracted the media attention of  BBC ,  Wired ,  Mashable and others, the team started receiving a lot commercial interest, and decided to spin-off as  Volumental. Stockholm-based Volumental is one research spinoff that''s going to be fun to watch. The project was started as a research project by two Ph.D.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Media] The New Rules of Customer Engagement
    It is paying off: Companies that engage with their customers via social media have more loyal customers. Goodbye, customer touch-points. Hello, ongoing, meaningful contact that actually drives revenue. Here's what you need to know to be more engaging right now. How can your business see this sort of boost? It needs to be results-driven.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] 10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone
    With email, text, and social media, I do. How to get people to do what you want--no arm-twisting, blackmail, or other slimy trick required. Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire. know this from experience. They''re (mostly) brilliant. It didn''t go well.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Media] 5 Things My Kids Taught Me About Running a Business
    So, rather than advising clients to immediately immerse themselves in all things digital, we counsel them to first listen to make sure their audiences even want to engage in social media circles. Usually, Fathers Day is a chance to say thanks to Dad. Roll with the punches. My son, Chris, though, reminds me of a young JFK. And, guess what?
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
    [Media] What Do Microsoft, Tim Ferriss, Donald Trump and Katy Perry Have In Common?
    He spread his message, one blog at a time and one media outlet at a time, while he attributes his success more to the blog partnerships he did as apposed to any other media outlet. I know most of us will agree that Microsoft does not make the best products. Competitors with better products have smaller market share and less influence.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Podcasting: The Referral Engine Multiplier
    Related posts: Podcasting Makes You a Member of the Media Lots has been published about the value or hype of. photo credit: HarryLeaks. When all the dust settles, marketing is about exposure and engagement.  Who has heard of your brand, and what opinions have they formed about your offering? The answer is clear right? 
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012
    [Media] 100 Most Inspiring People On Twitter
    AnnTran_ : Get advice on everything from blogging to leadership from social media consultant Ann Tran when you check out this feed. ebertchicago : Roger Ebert may have lost his voice, but social media has helped him to stay connected through the written word. How do you get your inspiration? Spirituality. Change. Drayton Boylston.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [Media] 5 Tools that Changed the Way I Do Business
    write about lots of tools, but mostly tools that help you do a better job with marketing or social media or SEO. 5 Tools that Changed the Way I Do Business written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today I want to spend some time sharing tools I use to run my business. Smartsheet
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] 9 Ways to Be Less Annoying on LinkedIn
    You need to spend time on the site to just watch and listen--and avoid importing some of the social-media habits you''ve picked up elsewhere. LinkedIn brings out the worst in some people. Here''s how not to be one of them. LinkedIn is a powerful tool, but it brings out the worst in some people. First, remember you''re human. Learn the site.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010
    [Media] The Glory of Me
    We tell, advise, admonisher, recount pieces of information with the vim and vigor of a self-aware importance. I am not lambasting blogging or bloggers, but has the “social-fication&# of the web and media created a world that operates for the Glory of Me? With social media it is about teaching, not thinking. Story of the Week!
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2010
    [Media] The Bottom Line Book Club
    There are a lot of coaches out there – business coaches, life coaches, social media coaches, coach coaches. But despite the numbers, it is surprisingly rare to find someone doing anything even a little different in this space. Creating Your Own Bottom Line. Find your potential customers’ pain points. See where you can add value.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] People News at SpredFast and Bazaarvoice
    Favaron’s appointment caps off a year of successes for Spredfast which include aggressive customer acquisition, Series A funding from Austin Ventures in April 2010 and ongoing recognition by industry analysts as an innovative player in social media marketing and the growing social customer relationship management (CRM) market.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
    [Media] Community Management and Community Managers
    From A Different Look at Community Management « Social Media Monitoring and Engagement – Radian6 ]. The community manager position in marketing organizations across all industries is one of the hottest gigs and it’s been that way for a few years now. Approving comments. Handling some support issues. That kind of thing.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] The Rules of Inclusion
    Have attendees agree to a code of conduct around respect of speakers and fellow attendees, and announce what that code is--and extend it to social media participation. I was talking to a female engineer turned product manager last week about her experience as one of the few women at a hackathon. It was awkward at best. What would they be?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Salesforce Acquires Radian6: How to Earn $2,850/hour
    CRM giant Salesforce.com just acquired Radian6, a social media monitoring platform, for $326 million. Pretty cool for co-founders Chris Newton and Chris Ramsey. Even though Chris and Chris only owned a small percentage of Radian6 after raising rounds of venture capital, they will still walk away with $14 million each according to CBC News.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Media] AddSearch Announces Investment to Bring In-Site Search to the Modern Era
    As a demo, head on over and plug some text into the search field at Me Naiset , a media company owned by Sanoma, where they’ve been testing the solution. In-site search doesn’t sound sexy, but there’s no clear leader, and according to Ilola it’s an area that provides value to media companies, governments, and corporations.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Media] Is it a Bubble or Startup Fatigue?
    The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. March 24th, 2011 Is it a Bubble or Startup Fatigue? This incredible bit of fund raising has lead to an internet wide, WTF? Hacker News is bustling with people screaming about how we’re now in the midst of a new Dot-com Bubble.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] World's Coolest Offices: Your Picks
    Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia In 2003, Vishen Lakhiani founded Mindvalley, a digital publishing company that specializes in self-help, motivational, and personal-growth content in new media. asked our Facebook community to submit photos of the world's best offices. Then we put them to a vote. Continued on next page.) Tenon Tours was No.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Media] 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013
    Pincus, with a background blogging about design and working for large media companies, is in charge of strategy and focused on scouting new initiatives and partnerships. They're busy working on everything from ingenious devices to artificial intelligence to truly targeted mobile advertising. It's going to be a big year for these women.
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] Yahoo acquires Tumblr
    Tumblr now has an opportunity to be the future of entertainment media, in much the same way Twitter can be the future of news. Yahoo announced today that they will acquire our portfolio company Tumblr. At the time, our biggest challenge was convincing David to drop the four other projects he was working on to focus on Tumblr. link].
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Media] Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs
    He or she has worked at some very successful big technology or media companies and went to a great school. A shortened, better edited and with nicer pictures version of this post first appeared on TechCrunch. But if you want it in it’s full V1 glory read on … You’ve never been a CEO but might like to be one some day.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010
    [Media] JVP Raises $25 Million Annex Fund to Support Existing Portcos
    In the official press release , Erel Margalit, Managing Partner and Founder of JVP, said: “JVP IV and its Annex Fund are able to create and develop companies with tens to hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues focusing on companies targeting the Media, Internet and end user markets. Will it work? Cents.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] Ways to Distinguish Yourself #213 – Beware of mis-aligned benchmarks
    case in point ( please treat this ONLY as an example ). I was talking to friend about social media and very soon we started talking about Twitter. Related Posts: In search of Oasis: Social Networking Popularity Sharpening Your Models The #1 Social Media Metric You (don't) have more power than you think A VERRRRY late entry to Twitter.
  • THINKING ABOUT THINKING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
    [Media] Global VC Blog Directory – Ranked By # of Google Reader Subscribers (Sept 2009)
    Todd Klein, Legend Ventures, Media VC (96). This is an old version of the VC Blog Directory.  Click Here for the updated Q409 version: Global Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – Ranked By Monthly Uniques (Q409). The Global VC Blog Directory (# of Subs). Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technology Ventures, How To Change The World (24,356).
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Media] Simple Formula to Propel Your Business
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Creating Customer Bliss Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? Mike uses a no nonsense and pretty matter of fact approach to describe one of the most powerful ways to build a business in the new marketing reality we live in. Are You Making Evil Plans? Podcast Launch Mike Stelzner
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] 10 Steps to Teaching Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs
    Most children today are terrible at face-to-face and telephone communication because of the popularity of social media and text messaging. What business owner doesnt wish similar entrepreneurial success for their children, whether they have hopes to pass on the family business one day or can see their child creating their own. Of course!
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: What the hell does a VC do (NSFF)?
    Social Media. (11). Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. What the hell does a VC do (NSFF)? Usually you see NSFW, meaning Not Safe For Work (don’t open the video if at work in case it gets you in trouble). Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010. Email This BlogThis!
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Media] There’s No Bubble in San Diego
    There’s was very little dissent in the 90s or perhaps more accurately, that dissent was easily drown out by the ignorance of the mainstream media. The “is there tech bubble or not’ discussion interesting. Reading guide is below. fall into the “boom before bubble&# pack. And there’s the final point.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Media] 7 Old-School Tips For Cutting-Edge Companies
    made sure we publicized our thought leadership, displayed our award-winning work, and got our names on the Rolodexes of the most important media covering my industry at the time. 7. Even if you''re in a fast-paced, technologically advanced industry, you can always benefit from some traditional wisdom. readers (and this columnist).
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