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  • 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.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Slopestyle
    'The opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is a great opportunity to think about competition, performance, and creativity. Winter athletes dazzle us with their skill and endurance, and amaze us with their ability to perform under intense pressure. Slopestyle has been generating some controversy in the past few weeks. Skills.  Originality.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How To Delegate More Effectively In Your Business
    For example, non-computer types should consider delegating their social media, website, and SEO activities. 'For a few, delegating comes easily, maybe too easy. For others who are perfectionists, letting go of even the most trivial task is almost impossible. This means only about one manager in ten really knows how to empower others.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] Check Out Facebook's New NYC Office
    The downtown address places Facebook in the same building as several other companies at the intersection of media and technology, including AOL, TechCrunch, and Adweek. 'As the company moves its 300 New York employees to a hip downtown location, these behind-the-scenes photos show a remarkable office transformation.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How to Harness the Power of We
    Think about all the key areas: not just accounting and finance, technology, sales and marketing, communications, operations and strategy, but graphic design, social media and creativity. 'Collaborations can bring your business into entirely new territories--if they''re done right. As entrepreneurs we are used to being our own one-stop-shop.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [Media] I Don't Know
    If you know social media marketing is the best way to market to your target segment, say, low-tech, late-majority, senior citizens — hey, more power to you! Market By Numbers on Twitter | Entries RSS | Comments RSS Market By Numbers High-Tech Marketing and Customer Development Home What is Customer Development? Am I being hyperbolic?
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Lean Analytics: The Best Numbers for Non-Tech Companies
    The simple reality is that with cloud computing, prototyping, social media, and other recent tools, the cost of trying something out is now vanishingly small. 'Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. Analytics spark more questions and discussion than almost any other aspect of the Lean Startup method. Join us there
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Media] What Greek Startups Can Teach the World
    At DWEN, the words of Lakshmi Pratury, the founder of Ixoraa Media , really struck me: “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.”. Inspired by Riots. Whitehill is founder of Entrepreneur Week , the Greek version of which was inspired by riots protesting the country’s austerity moves. Check the P-List.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Media] 10 Secrets of Successful Crowdfunding - From Scott Steinberg
    It’s imperative prior to hitting the launch button that you’ve done your research, you’ve plotted a marketing campaign, you’ve got your social media tools lined up, you know who your audience is and how to reach them, and you have a working promotional plan for the entire duration of the campaign. It comes down to a sales pitch. StartUp 101
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Online Advertising Trends For The Decade
    While on this topic, I want to particularly emphasize the social media advertising trend, and my observation that the infrastructure to measure, analyze, optimize, and target is really wide open, and I'd like to hear from entrepreneurs working on the various nuances of that particular problem. Next, we had two very interesting entrepreneurs.
  • GET VENTURE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
    [Media] New Investment: ADstruc - Outdoor Advertising Platform
    He has already been discovered by Entrepreneur Magazine and I suspect his exploits will be the focus of much media attention. Image via CrunchBase. m very excited to announce a new member of the DFJ Gotham portfolio – ADstruc , a platform that is poised to revolutionize the way that outdoor advertising is transacted. They’re a dangerous team.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways You Discourage Customers From Buying
    It may seem like a good idea to make the customer create an account, collect social media information, or ask questions about what led the customer to the site. The relationship between buyers and sellers has changed. In the process, these four tactics have become major turn-offs. They want to be educated and assisted, not sold. Not so.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] 4 Tricks for Better Customer Service
    Whirlpool's Maytag: Get Smarter About Social Media Twitter and Facebook have made it possible for customers to be more vocal and far-reaching with their opinions. From Amazon to Lego to Zappos, plenty of big corporations have won kudos for their personal touch. Here's how you can steal their best ideas. With customers, it's similar," he says.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Media] Want a new job but don’t want to alert your current boss? Hire My Friend may well be for you
    While it’s going up against behemoths with heritage, it’s doing it in a way that integrates social media (an increasingly used tool by recruiters) in a more than cursory way but allows users to retain a sense of control over who sees their information, which in an increasingly privacy-conscious age can only be a good thing.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Army Goes Lean and Uses HeiaHeia for Pre-Service Fitness
    We believe a social media service that drives exercise will appeal to even those who don''t work out on a regular basis. 'Startups and armies are not often seen in the same sentence. Especially when an army becomes one of the biggest clients for a startup. Top Image Courtesy of Shutterstock // Military Sport
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
    [Media] Intoloop, Social Networking Around Passion
    According to Hiissa, Intoloop will revolutionize the user interface of social media services in a way similar to how the iPhone revolutionized the user interface of smartphones. A Finnish startup, Starduck Studios , will be launching Intoloop , a social network around passions, later this year. Remains to be seen, how they'll execute on that.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 9 Irresistible Viral Marketing Videos
    According to Unruly Media , a U.K-based 'There are lots of ways to go about putting together a clever YouTube ad. Watch these examples for a little inspiration. An average of 75 million people in the U.S. watch online video every day, streaming almost 40 billion videos every month. Of course, virality is what every business wants. Surprise!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tips for Winning a Debate
    When I media train an Inc. You might not be on a national stage like Mitt Romney and President Obama, but you can take some cues from the pros. Here's how to win even the most casual debate. My decades of work in public relations have taught me a few things about wooing the crowd, and besting your opponent (while staying humble). Kennedy.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013
    [Media] Friday Roundup: Doing it all in your business, is Google Glass dorky?
    Tech sites, social media and word-of-mouth have been going crazy over this — you can even follow our own Zack Price telling you about his Google Glass experience. 'Don’t get so wrapped up in work that you forget to stay up with the current events of the business world! Amid all of the chaos, grab a cup of Joe and take a short reading break.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Media] Can This Start-up Shake up the Art World?
    Customers can also freshen the art hanging on their walls and experiment with different artists, styles, and media. Consumers can already rent dresses, cars, and DVDs by the day. Why not fine art? Everyone wants nice things. The problem is, most people can't afford everything they want. Sometimes it's referred to as collaborative consumption.)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] How to Create a Viral Campaign (Hint: You Can’t)
    So she and her team began joking in their social media postings about "Makeup-Free Mondays." Whether or not your marketing takes off--and takes on a life of its own--isn't really up to you. But you can set yourself up for success. Will your campaign go viral? It's really not up to you. Take online magazine The Beauty Bean. Scare yourself.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Media] Reshoring – Why It Makes Sense
    The trend is being dubbed “reshoring” and is receiving media attention in the U.S.Derek Singleton of Software Advice recently covered this trend in a blog post titled, “What Can be ‘Made in the USA’?” It’s a shame that the reshoring trend (of manufacturing back to the USA) will take years to be realized. That is, until now.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
    [Media] Startups and Libertarian Populism
    Some incident occurs, is picked up and marketed through the media and monied interests and the people are whipped into a frenzy demanding rnnew regulation to combat this new social or economic ill. As more former bankers and teachers and rodeo clowns start companies, we’re witnessing the emergence of entrepreneurs as a political bloc.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Media] What If You Needed to Fire Yourself?
    Social Media Training Course Beta Testers Needed This whole social media thing for small business can be. 'What If You Needed to Fire Yourself? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing I had an interesting conversation with one of the most dynamic free agent entrepreneurs I know.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 10 Silly Things Entrepreneurs Say
    CEO Ben Smith and SVP of Business Development Mark Menell of Wanderful Media , a startup that re-imagines the digital circular through FindnSave.com and a suite of mobile apps, like to collect silly things entrepreneurs say. 'And more importantly, what to say instead. Some people keep lists of overused phrases and verbal tics. We can do both."
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #15: #THOUGHT LEADERSHIP tweet – Why Size Matters
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. A while back I was playing “dueling authors” with a guy who claimed to have written 16 books (meaning he won the game!) and said he had two that he wanted to give me as gifts. We didn’t think so.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #10: Why Savvy Authors Never Fear “Giving Away the Store”
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. Have you ever attended a writing workshop were one of the participants doesn’t want to publicly share their book idea because it’s so good someone is likely to steal it? Yeah, right!
  • 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.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] Why does Gmail hate newsletters? cc @gmail @danprimack @mailchimp
    If you're going to bother having a social media presence, you can't just let customer complaints go unchecked. For 78 straight weeks, my " This Week in the NYC Innovation Community Newsletter " enjoyed industry leading metrics. Near 40% opens, almost 15% clickthroughs, and almost 4,000 subscribers. disappeared. apparently it's pointless.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010
    [Media] Where are NYC Startups and Who is Funding Them?
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Where are NYC Startups and Who is Funding Them? Where are NYC Startups and Who is Funding Them? Editor’s Note: This post was created in collaboration with Chris Paik, who was invaluable in helping me crunch the numbers. billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] 3 Lessons from YouTube's Programming Disaster
    As obvious as it now seems, building and maintaining a media channel is a process that not only never ends but which requires continuous investment--not simply for marketing but for new production costs as well. And a third thing would be that even the most committed and dedicated user/viewer has a finite amount of time to consume media.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Coping with the Dark Side of Technology
    On March 31, we will choose five winners to receive a copy of Gary Vaynerchuk''s newest book about social-media strategy. 'Win a Copy of Jab Jab Jab Right Hook In the Comments section below, tell us about the biggest challenge your organization has faced in identifying and adopting new technologies. Contest details. ” 3. ” 4.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be a Young Person With a Big Idea
    Despite the persistent negative commentary about Millennials in the media , my experience is that most older people want to see our generation thrive and are excited to support our aspirations. 'What a band of Millennial entrepreneurs on a train can teach us about entrepreneurship in today''s America. The Omaha space is called KANEKO.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] A Business Plan That Will Win Capital: 5 Steps
    Here are some options: You might go after those new customers by designing a new product tailored to those customers’ needs; you could make a product that meets their basic needs and charge a much lower price; or you could sell your existing product using a social media strategy. Your start-up is off to the races. Can you make payroll?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] 8 Outdated Gadgets You Must Toss
    That’s the re-designed Microsoft mobile operating system that borrowed heavily from the Zune media player. Recognize any of these devices from your briefcase? If so, head to the nearest wastebasket. And then go get an upgrade already. I'm not saying you and your business always need to have the latest hardware. That's just illogical.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] WikiHow's Recipe for Success
    On top of that, it's a media company where everyone owns its content. Unlike Yahoo Answers, About.com, and eHow (which Herrick sold to Demand Media in 2006), wikiHow lets anybody edit articles, but uses multiple layers of quality assurance to try to make sure the changes are good ones. and the company is intentionally self-funded.
  • 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. He promised that one day he would fix that. Military Academies.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] Questions to Ask Yourself Before Defining Your Marketing Strategy
    Do you participate in social media? 'Questions to Ask Yourself Before Defining Your Marketing Strategy written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s guest post comes from the newest member of the Duct Tape Marketing team Kala Linck – Enjoy! It’s February already!
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] Why You Don’t Need to Go Viral to Make Video Marketing Work
    Most get around 100-300 views, but site traffic is growing, subscribers are up 75% and I’m seeing increased social media engagement. photo credit: ARMLE via photopin cc. viral video is the dream of many marketers and business owners. One smash hit can transform a business’s reach overnight. The myth of viral for small business.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] Reducing the risk factors: Why first time founders should join an accelerator program
    With  Summer , we came to the conclusion that in order to turn it into a real business, we can’t only focus on bringing users on board, but rather on publishers and other media partners. 'Ohad Frankfurt is the cofounder and CEO of Swayy , a personalized content curation and management platform. Coworking space. International mentors.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] The annual blogging break and what’s on tap for next year
    We the media. 'Well, its that time of year again and I’ll be taking a break from the blogging business. have to say this year has been a great year for me to have a place to share what I’ve been experiencing ( selling Engauge , starting Dragon Army , etc) and I thank you guys for going on this journey with me. Blogging
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    [Media] Watching Websites presentation at Podcamp Toronto
    tags: competitive community ) > [link] Lenny Rachitsky Do you feel like this presentation, at least the posted deck, is a good reflection of the main points of your book, or did you tailor this presentation for the social media focused PodCamp crowd? Overall, it went really well, and we got lots of great comments from the presentation. 
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Startups can point to the future
    This morning I’ll be heading over to attend Startup Riot , a one-day conference in Atlanta (put on by my friend @sanjay and fellow Shotputter ) where 50 startups get three minutes each to pitch their business to hundreds of venture capitalists, angel investors, other entrepreneurs and the media. Start-ups Technology startup riot
  • GABRIEL WEINBERG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
    [Media] Weird eHow Web spam
    X-Powered-By: ASP.NET So I'm inclined to believe these domains are actually powered by eHow, which isn't too surprising since eHow is owned by Demand Media. fnboelwein.com redirects to [link] As does bankofelgin.com. If you actually go to the link, you get this message at the top: Hi There! We think we might have what you're looking for.
  • EARLY STAGE ADVENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Media] Boston Mobile Madness
    Media Armor   tools to measure mobile display campaign effectiveness.  At Xconomy’s very successful Mobile Madness event a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the vibrant mobile startup scene in Boston.   Its not that mobile focused startups are new to Boston, but rather that the ecosystem “feels” vibrant at the moment.  Applications.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] Team Up Right: Three Tips To Pick The Perfect Partner
    Since the tour began, The Chocolate Box has seen significant increases in sales, received positive media coverage across the country and has helped to put Seattle on the map as one of the hottest chocolate spots in the U.S. First stop: a tour at Theo Chocolates , the country’s only bean-to-bar, organic and fair trade chocolate factory.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Is Email Taking Over Your Life? 7 Ways To Get Your Life Back
    Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt! Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing “ During a recent film shoot in Tucson, Arizona for a new Internet project, I woke up at 4am unable to sleep.  Don’t over email.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
    [Media] Mafia Sourcing – How Insider’s Game User Generated News
    originally came from the entreprise software world (for 10 years) and before that I was in mobile & telecoms (8 years) so the last three years of immersing myself in consumer Internet, digital media & advertisings has been very eye opening. The Web. Open, democratic, leveling, freeing information from closed networks. Or so it seems.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] Why Hiring Summer Interns Is Like March Madness
    That leaves the prospective intern from Columbia trying to explain why knowing every character in Chaucer''s Canterbury Tales makes her the ideal candidate, while the Northeastern student engages in an in-depth discussion about best practices for managing a crisis on social media channels. Here''s what our intern committee found.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] 3 Great Books on the Art of Selling
    Cialdini''s book will remind you that, long before social media came to epitomize all forms of viral marketing, there was Tupperware. 'Leadership guru Daniel Pink recently listed his favorite sales books. Here''s a brief look at the top three. Here''s a brief look at his top three picks: 1. Is it unexpected? Does it tap emotions? The catch?
  • 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.
  • CSS-TRICKS.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] So You're Going To Start A Huge New Web Project
    FAT Media Permalink to comment December 18, 2012. “Responsive Design” and “Media Queries” are only a piece of a bigger puzzle (more precisely: the view), but don’t magically bring us a great UX for mobile and desktop user. It is built on WordPress , hosted by Media Temple and NetDNA , with fonts by H&FJ.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] Net Neutrality Ruling a Blow to Web Startups
    In the absence of such rules, for example, a company like Time Warner could block its competitors'' websites, or charge its customers for premium service, privileging content from large media companies while squeezing out individual bloggers. 'A D.C. UPDATED at 3:40 p.m. In Verizon v. FCC , the U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Why Shampoo Suddenly Matters to Workplace Equality
    Sandberg praised the video advertisement in a post on the social media site. 'A Pantene commercial has become the center of a serious conversation about workplace equality. Why is Facebook''s Sheryl Sandberg of Lean In fame suddenly talking about a shampoo commercial? A man at a podium is "persuasive," a woman, "pushy." Be strong and shine."
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] No More Woof aims to read dogs' minds - Surpasses Crowdfunding goal
    No More Woof has already been featured by a large selection of media –  Engadget ,  Businessweek ,  TechBeat and many more. 'Earlier this month  No More Woof was announced as a  IndieGoGo project. they  state. The idea, initiated by enthusiasts, started as a  short video. And there still are 49 days to go.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Business Insider: The Top 100 Digital Startups
    Then again - I'll let you in on a secret from a media point of view. Business Insider has gathered a list of 100 companies from all around the world (these lists are always skewed a little and it's almost impossible to make them globally valid). Company valuation is used to organise the companies. billion. at position 45.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Media] [Singapore] [Event] Social Business Week 2012
    Hot on the heels of Social Media Week this week in Singapore is Social Business Week , which will take place next week on February 20-23, 2012. This year, activities include public lectures, a forum targeting corporate leaders, and a 2-day boot camp for social entrepreneurs to develop and refine their social business plans.
  • POINT JUDITH CAPITAL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] This is Already the Third Biggest Year in the History of Venture Capital
    So I decided to see if the numbers told the same tale of woe as the media pundits. Notable IPOs included Millenial Media (NYSE: MM) and Broadsoft (NASDAQ: BSFT). 2012 will likely only be eclipsed by 1999 and 2000.  In fact, that trend has even been evident during the post Facebook swoon.  Below we dig deeper into these five markets.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Media] New Investment Fun Looks to Find Innovation from Within Higher Ed | Campus as Market
    The fund, whose two biggest investors are the media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG and the University of Texas Investment Management Company, is focused on stimulating “innovation from within the academy,” rather than competing with it from the outside, David Figuli, a lawyer and partner in University Ventures, said in an interview Monday.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Media] Your Startup Was Acquired. Now What?
    For another perspective, I spoke to Rahim Fazal, co-founder and former CEO of social media marketing company Involver. 'A larger company saw a lot of potential in your startup and convinced you to sell. Congratulations! Now what do you do? I''d be willing to bet getting acquired is something nearly every startup CEO has thought about.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
    [Media] Digital Franchises: New Spin on an Old Business Model
    Make sure you really spend the time and money on technology and integrated applications that bring together your email marketing, your CRM tool, your social media and so on," he says. Brick-and-mortar businesses using franchising to scale. Why shouldn't websites? The founder of OrderUp explains how it's done. What's a digital franchise?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] How To Reject A Job Candidate The Right Way
    Job applicants freely share their experiences, good and bad, through a wide range of social media platforms. It may suddenly find itself awash in bad press, the target of considerable social media ire and finger-pointing. 'by Barry Sloane, President and CEO of Newtek Business Services. Things are different today. Rothschild, E.F.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 4 Threats To Your Small Business’ Online Reputation
    Social Media Blunders. Make sure your company has a set, written social media policy, and that the person updating your social media sites is someone who understands your brand identity and company goals. 'by Mike Zammuto, President of Brand.com. How can you combat this? Doppelganger Domains. Online Anonymity.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] Some of the Most Memorable Marketing of 2012
    Month-by-month throughout 2012 social media, marketing and social media tools changed hands, set records and sparked more new memes than Justin Bieber collected Twitter followers. From NASCAR to KONY to Gangnam style, 2012 was a truly remarkable year for marketing, social media and the companies who define it.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
    [Media] Why Video Marketing is Underrated (and How to Use it to Your Advantage)
    Post them to social media and your blog page. 'Why Video Marketing is Underrated (and How to Use it to Your Advantage) written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Today is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is David Preston – Enjoy! Words tell the story.
  • ASH MAURYA  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Early Customers to Respond to Your Cold Emails
    You then package that material into an e-book, report, video, or other media. This is a guest post from Robert Graham – a solo bootstrapper who blogs about the experience. Robert has been working in software since 2005. He is a Ph.D. dropout who spent time working for Google. Someday he ‘d like to work for himself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] 'Follow the Money' and Other Lessons From Jeff Bezos
    His introductory remarks, in the form of an open memo, hit notes of "believable optimism," as the media blog Poynter.org put it: "Bezos promises to honor the values of the Washington Post, to own up to mistakes, to ''slow down'' in order to get it right, to be courageous in the pursuit of truth. 'Sixteen years ago, Jeff Bezos told Inc.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work
    It’s got nothing to do with personal productivity, personal branding, social media, or trendy diets. Making warm and fuzzy promises to yourself doesn't work. Here's what does. Every year around this time you can find gazillions of articles about New Year’s resolutions and planning. They usually take one of five forms: 1. Great.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Media] Dual-Class Shares - Not the Enemy
    Some dual-class structures have been created to favour Canadian ownership in economically or culturally sensitive fields (transportation, natural resources, communications, media). By Barry J. Reiter of Bennett Jones LLP Shareholder activists like to project democratic values onto corporate share structures. Will there be shareholder rights?
  • 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 has negotiated with the big distributers (Apple and Amazon, etc.) Both C.K.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] What to Leave In, What to Leave Out :: Small Business Marketing.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
    [Media] The Trend Towards Lean Startups :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Accelerate Your Startup Understanding the Most Fundamental Shift in Marketing Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Creating Customer Bliss Are You Making Evil Plans? Practical Tips for Gett.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] Hip Hop's Wealthiest Entrepreneurs @amywhyte
    The media mogul has parlayed his rap career into multiple television and film appearances and a number of commercial endorsements. 'With Apple''s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre is set to become the richest man in hip hop--and he''s in good company. Diddy and Jay Z better watch the throne.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Shane Battier and Your Winning Streak
    In December 2011, when power forward Shane Battier signed with the Miami Heat, expectations for the team among fans, media, and the players themselves were sky high. Entrepreneurs can leverage the same brain chemistry that helped the Miami Heat's Shane Battier shine in the NBA finals. Here's how. It’s physiological. You just act.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
    [Media] Survey Share: An Eight Year Old New Startup | The Startup Cafe.
    That was before social media was a buzzword – word about SurveyShare spread by word of mouth. also want to use social media to keep track with my own users and their needs. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. Eight years is a long time! Enjoyed this?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Media] A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee
    There's even a dedicated league--New York Media Softball League--where literary players compete. Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own. got in the game to explore. About 15 entrepreneurs, engineers, and interactive designers got together Thursday evening to network.
  • NEXTWALA  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Learning from Slideshare's Founders - NextWala
     All the media hype about the two communities being at loggerheads with each other is overdone. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter.
  • WHITETAIL SOFTWARE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Media] How I Doubled Organic Search Traffic in Two Weeks
    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. There were two key insights from that post that propelled me forward. More on this later.
  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] A Blog is a Startup
    Building a blog following is even easier with social media. There are a lot of similarities between a successful blogger and a successful startup. With startups you build lots of products, test what gets adopted, build new features, test those features on your user base, and then measure how the features are utilized. Build a product.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] Ethical Brand Development From The Ground Up
    Google famously stated that their informal slogan was “Don’t be evil,” which has given the entire corporation a slant of goodwill in the media ever since, even at times that they toe the line of ethical behavior. 'by Chris Garrett. Brand identity isn’t just about having a pithy slogan and an attractive logo. Mission Statement.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Jobless Execs: It’s Time To Dump The Old School
    According to surveys, 89 percent of employers use a form of social media to identify job candidates, with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter the most popular. After embracing social media (even building a personal website), try these tips: Streamline your strengths with specific examples. So how do you stand out in that crowd?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Media] Icelandic BrandRegard Picking Up Steam In The U.K.
    Target-Live is a division of Britain’s fastest growing independent media agency, Target Media & Communications Group. The Icelandic software startup, Transmit, tells us that their cloud-based branding and marketing service Brand Regard , is seeing traction in the U.K. On the new traction in the U.K.,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 3 Keys to a Better Customer Experience
    In addition to its social media channels, the company offers free e-books that help customers navigate the complexities of buying a home and refinancing. 'Guaranteed Rate may be the fastest-growing privately-held company in Chicago, largely because it pounced on customer experience as a differentiator. Marketers should take note.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] How to Build the Next Instagram
    Recently, while testing a new-to-market app for a social media client, I was surprised to find a first-time user experience led with login, and absolutely no explanation or context about what the app might do for users. To make sure your mobile app is a hit, you must focus on these three aspects of user experience.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Media] Alumni Relations Modernized by Latvian Alumniplus
    'While Facebook didn''t exactly "create" the term social media, it certainly did bring it to mass attention. Ever since its birth, the world wide web has emerged a broad variety of social media services specified for different target demographics. Based in Techhub Riga , Asteria Education is the startup behind Alumniplus.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Why Facebook’s latest news is old news
    He spends his days watching what brands are doing on Social Media and absorbing statistics like some kind of information-hungry sponge creature. EzyInsights shows you what''s working and what''s not on Social Media. As a Facebook spokesperson confirms: “People are connecting and sharing more than ever. Wrong. No reaction?
  • NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR FOUNDATION BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010
    [Media] NFIB and Visa Inc. Announce 2010 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Winner
    Media Manager. NFIB and Visa Inc. Announce 2010 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Winner. Four Additional Teen Business Owners Capture National Award. In Recognition of their Entrepreneurial Achievements . WASHINGTON, D.C. Turk was chosen for this top honor from more than 4,300 nationwide candidates.  In recognition of her achievements, Ms.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Media] How to Make Your Brand Matter
    Today’s social media savvy consumers will not tolerate falsehoods. 'How to Make Your Brand Matter 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 Georgie Gallagher, Enjoy! Every business has a brand – even if it thinks it doesn’t.
  • 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.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
    [Media] Why We Need a Neutral Internet, Exhibit A
    Now, those channels are currently playing a looping video with Verizon spokespeople, urging subscribers to call Cox Media. In cable TV, it’s customary for the cable TV operators to pay networks to carry their content.) This inconsistent situation is precisely and exactly why we need a neutral Internet.
  • VENTUREBLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009
    [Media] Monetizing Twitter -- Bring on the Ads!
    How has MySpace built such strong advertising revenue atop their social media platform? As with each of the social media platforms listed above, Twitter's unique experience will require a unique ad format. True, no one asked me. But here's my two cents anyway. Twitter should open up its platform to advertising. Huge and growing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] How a Vintage Ad Inspired a Viral (Nova) Sensation
    Last week however, Atlantic Media''s The Wire , revealed that the man behind the skyrocketing website is Scott DeLong, a 31-year-old web developer based in Ohio. More than ever, businesses are involving customers in decision making by crowdsourcing, testing products in beta and spurring conversation through social media.
  • 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  |  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  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Belieb It: With Launch of Selfie-App, Justin Bieber Becomes Start-Up Investor
    Though the singer just lost his title to Katy Perry as the number one most followed person on Twitter, he still touts 46,949,599 followers (at time of reporting) so it will be interesting to see how Bieber''s social media influence lends itself to the app''s success 'The social network for selfies-only called Shots of Me launched yesterday.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Media] How To Properly Introduce A Keynote Speaker
    Her clients range from university students to Fortune 500 companies, and her seminars cover topics ranging from tattoos in the workplace to technology at the dinner table and the proper use of social media. 'By  Diane Gottsman , modern manners and etiquette expert, and author of “ Pearls of Polish, An Etiquette Guide for Today’s Busy Woman “.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways To Keep In Contact With Remote Staff
    Yammer is like a social media site for business. 'Starting a business can be difficult enough without having to keep a watchful eye on everyone within your company. When your company strays from the typical small office environment, this can be even more difficult, particularly if your staff telecommutes. StartMeeting. Yammer. Dropbox.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Media] Don’t Be A Donald (Sterling, That Is) – 5 Lessons For CEOs And Business Owners
    There are several instances where supervisor-employee conversations are secretly recorded and posted to social media. But putting aside the abhorrent nature of his comments, for CEOs watching this unfold are there lessons to be had? m not here to analyze Sterling’s comments, they speak for themselves. Have A Zero Tolerance For Racism.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Media] Some Tips On Effective Networking
    On Thursday, I spent time at a Hacks/Hackers meetup that had 147 attendees from the media and business.  'by Roger Smith, Technology Marketing Specialist at  Hypersoft. Effective networking is one of the most powerful entrepreneurial skills you need to master to advance in your personal and professional life.  minutes on 4/9/2014 and 4.2
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