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  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
    [Media] Ask.fm Responds To Cyberbullying Allegations
    but also on other social media. Especially when many of these suicides can actually be prevented thanks to social media, where teenagers choose to openly scream for help about their issues has been growingly rapidly and currently boasts 52 million registered users, over 20 million visitors per day and 180 million monthly uniques.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] ArcticStartup Should Be Taxed For Copyright Purposes, Just In Case
    similar tariff is added to all different empty media, in this case empty CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes and so on. One of these is the copyright tariff in empty media, like CDs and DVDs. Last night I came home to read some news that Finland is considering adding a copyright tariff on external hard drives. Image by RambergMediaImages
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs April Sixteen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] How to Choose a Credit Card for your Business
    Plus, Timothy Sykes, founder of Millionaire Media, talks about how to analyze your spending. What should you look at before you pick your business credit card? View the video on Inc.com at: [link]. Advertisement: Win New Customers. Ads by Pheedo
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] Twingly Acquires Bloggportalen.se From Aftonbladet
    Twingly also provides Twingly Blogstream, which has seen over 40 Twingly Partners sign up to use their Blogstream Widget, which is designed for easy integration into “traditional” media publishing systems. In December Twingly announced it has acquired Bloggportalen.se As part of the acquisition deal, both Aftonbladet.se and E24.se
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
    [Media] Fear of Failure & a $200 Million Payoff
    The well designed site is the eye candy of social media, and is gaining reputation as a traffic referrer more powerful than LinkedIn or Google+—and one with a more natural connection to retail stores and items. Ben Silbermann, the founder of Pinterest, navigated a roundabout path to founding a technology company. How'd that happen?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Media] Turntable.fm: Where Did Our Love Go?
    But their predicament highlights what's so weird about the social-media business: Nobody understands why certain sites grow, exactly. The partners behind a one-time "next big thing" go to South by Southwest to win back the adoration of the tech world--and figure out how to make their partnership work. Last summer, Turntable.fm is Amazing."
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] The Brand Personality Test
    Every detail matters, from your packaging and website to your press material and social media initiatives.   Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Bob Bare – Enjoy! Does Your Brand Pass The Personality Test? Consumers often seek out brands they like, know, and most importantly, trust.  It’s simple. 
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
    [Media] Knowing Your Audience in the YouTube Era
    A few months ago, when Senator John Kerry was in Pakistan to push for the release of CIA agent Raymond Davis, he held a Q&A with local media in Lahore. But perhaps he does know his audience -- it's just that the audience is not the local media assembled in the room. What's going on? If so, he's not doing a very good job. Business
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
    [Media] Scaling Up: 6 Tips to Avoid Growing Pains
    Whether you manufacture toasters or provide social media consulting to other companies, your business's No. When your company growth doubles every week, there's plenty of room for error. Cloudfare co-founder Michelle Zatlyn explains how to survive it. The company saw more than 720 million unique IP addresses and an estimated 1.3 Ta-dah!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Media] How to Score a Job at a Tech Start-up
    Add a skill: Every start-up needs people who understand analytics, email marketing, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and coding. Can you handle long hours, low pay, and impossibly high expectations? The start-up life might be for you. Here's how to break in. I've seen both sides of this equation. So do the research.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Pinevio: A New Look On Content Discovery
    Information overload is a big problem online and there are many services that try to solve it: from good old RSS readers to various content discovery platforms like Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon or Reddit to social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook. That is how Pinevio , a social content discovery platform, was founded a year ago.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
    [Media] Spotify Vs Indie Labels
    This week Spotify found itself under attack from indie labels , resulting in at least one of them (Century Media) taking their content off the music-streaming service. Their biggest criticism: Spotify pays next to nothing to independent labels. Thus, indendent label owners say in chorus, Spotify is destructive for their business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Not Made in America: Where U.S. Innovation Really Comes From
    market and its strong patent protections were important considerations to Vishal Sankhla, co-founder and chief technology officer of Viralheat , a social media analytics company in Santa Clara, Calif. 'Many of the country''s best and brightest ideas? Well, they''re not exactly home-grown. At least that''s the trope. The U.S. But the U.S.,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Get the Most Bang for Your Marketing Buck: 3 Ways
    One sales person can easily sell a product to a few customers without the need for websites, social media, advertising or even a business card. 'Marketing dollars are a terrible thing to waste. Here are three powerful tips for getting the most from what you spend. For many companies, marketing seems like the department of magic. moment.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] 3 Leadership Tips for a Particular Kind of Entrepreneur: the Successor
    Notice how he''s a little more media-friendly than the old man? 'North Korea''s Kim Jong-un may be a despot, but his succession problems probably look a lot like yours. Kim Jong-un? know how he feels. Really, I do. The young ruler of North Korea has been getting a lot of bad press. His birth date is unsure. Was it 1982? Was it in Switzerland?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [Media] 2014?s Top 6 Hot Tech Startups
    Teddy’s passion to assist nonprofits has led him to work for Goodwill and a Feeding America Food Bank as a social media strategist and web content manager. 'by Teddy Hunt. 2013 saw a lot of new technology. So much so, in fact, that the competition ended up creating a bittersweet outcome for most companies. Tinder. SmartThings. Hukkster.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
    [Media] Looking into Fred Wilson's Crystal Ball
    By contrast, the crowdfunding site, based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, wants to build to a large private, long-lasting, corporation--not dissimilar from the business media juggernaut Bloomberg L.P. 'The co-founder of Union Square Ventures explains why some of the biggest private tech companies are struggling to IPO. Missing from the list?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Fab CEO Announces Another Round of Layoffs
    “Our processes are changing, along with our investments in technology that may impact the number of people required to perform various tasks,” Goldberg said in the memo, as reported by the media outlet. Following these actions Fab will have 440 full time employees. As noted, not every group at Fab will be impacted.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] Hurricane Sandy's Crisis-Management Lessons for Business
    Social media , an in-house blog and a smartphone app helped FEMA stay in touch during the hurricane, according to the Project on Government Oversight blog. Salvage something good from the frakenstorm by learning from the competent government response to improve your crisis management skills. handful of crisis-management experts think it can.
  • STEVE POLAND  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Media] Waitin’ On A Dream: The Demise Of Native Apps
    Clearly an opportunity for QuizUp to gain many more users and revenue was missed by not launching on Android alongside iOS from the start when the media and user frenzy was at its’ peak. 'Tweet Last week marked the two-year anniversary of the sale of Draw Something (OMGPOP) to Zynga.  That’s 20x what QuizUp did. analysis
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Media] Slam Dunk Tips for Attracting and Keeping Fans
    These are people who will generate media (primarily online) on behalf of products, services, companies, or anything/one who inspires them. Everyone knows the value of  word of mouth marketing. It’s a concept as old as dirt, but not something most businesses know how to embrace. Fans  are basically customer evangelists.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Media] 9 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Text Message Marketing
    Those that are promoted at events, at a physical location, or any campaign run over traditional media (TV, radio, print, or outdoor).  photo credit: Anna Bryukhanova. When we talk to businesses and non-profits about text message (SMS) marketing, there are a few misconceptions that commonly come up. You don’t need to get your own shortcode.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] Coworking in the mountains of Norway
    think we’re the first Norwegian co-working space to have gained national media coverage for our interiors. 'Coworking across northern Europe is thriving thanks to the likes of Oslo’s MESH , Stockholm’s Entrepreneurs Church and newly opened SUP46 and Arctic Startup’s own Minimum Viable Office in Helsinki. We love it!”.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Product Development Tips from a Mom Who’s Gone from Idea to Expo
    Related posts: Building a Community with Social Media: 3 Things You Must Know. This is a guest post by Ellen McCaleb of GrowthChartArt.com. I ’m on my way to the ABC Expo as a first time exhibitor and Elle Decor magazine just contacted me. They’d like to use one of my growth charts in a nursery feature. Some would say, “You’re here. BUSINES
  • VC CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
    [Media] Oversi Gets $4.9 million from Carmel, Cisco, Smac and StageOne Ventures
    Oversi offers a multi-service platform for over-the-top (OTT) content, including Internet video, peer-to-peer (P2P) and other media applications. Oversi offers a breakthrough multi-service platform for accelerating delivery of OTT (over-the-top) content, including Internet video, peer-to-peer (P2P) and other media applications.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] Why the Golden Rule Always Applies
    That changed quickly, however, after some less-than-flattering media accounts emerged. 'Making mistakes is inevitable. It''s how you fix them that matters most. In today''s people economy, the most successful businesses are human companies , not only in their brand but in their interactions with customers. It''s about how you handle mistakes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Media] Tiny GoldieBlox Gets an Ad in the Super Bowl
    I think the biggest thing is that it''s really brought an incredible amount of exposure to our little company, and we have received a lot of earned media attention, which has in turn resulted in opportunities for business," said Jason Amundsen, the founder of Minnesota-based Locally Laid Egg Company. Well, it didn''t.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Inside Dragon Innovation, a Kickstarter for Product Makers
    But first, we have fewer projects that are only in the hardware sector, and second, we''ve got the whole team pulling for them to succeed, from our network of hardware investors to our media connections. 'A new crowdfunding service promises a lot more handholding for entrepreneurs. Consumers get excited and fund said product. Why not?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy
    Here are 10 science-based ways to be happier from Belle Beth Cooper, Content Crafter at Buffer , the social media management tool that lets you schedule, automate, and analyze social media updates. 'Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so. It''s easy to think of happiness as a result, but happiness is also a driver. Try it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Media] How to Pitch Venture Philanthropists
    The InternMatch platform, called Campus Hubs, provides social organizations with a platform to showcase their culture and mission through video, photos, and social media feeds. If your company has a social mission, you might find a whole new universe of funders willing to back your company. If you know how to pitch them.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] The Big Idea Behind Uber's Christmas Tree Deliveries
    On social media #UberTree is sparking the most interest from an oh-cool-I-don''t-have-to-heave-an-enormous-prickly-tree-down-the-street perspective. Piperlime, Benefit, and Uber will be cross-promoting the partnerships on social media, and will be sending dedicated emails to their sizeable distribution lists, too. That''s big.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] Selling With Stories
    Now, some may suggest that social media sharing has opened the world up to a new level of personal storytelling and some might suggest that perhaps we are sharing “too much information”, but either way, the power of a relevant story to help educate, connect and yes, sell, is undeniable. It wasn’t always the case.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
    [Media] Become A Blogger Premium Opening This Week
    The X-Factor techniques use a combination of social media and multimedia (things like video, audio, twitter, facebook, youtube, webinars, ustream, etc) to give your blog an extra boost. Gideon Shalwick and I are opening our very popular Become A Blogger Premium video training program this week. You can find these at www.becomeablogger.com.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
    [Media] OptimizePress Review – The Easy Way To Make Squeeze Pages, Sales Pages & Membership Sites
    Integration With Social Media Another great feature that OptimizePress has is that it allows you to integrate very easily with social media. By checking a box you can allow your members, or website visitors, to share pages of your website with their friends on Facebook or followers on twitter, using some attractive social media icons.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Media] Half of Israel’s VCs Believe We Are Near A Second Internet Bubble
    Internet and new media are undoubtedly the hottest investment sector in Israeli high tech these days with 85% forecasting that this sector will drive the highest number of transactions in the next six months, but Medical Devices M&A expectation are also on the rise, with a 10% QoQ. Signs of gloom ahead. But it’s not all so bad.
  • VC CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
    [Media] Want to Blog for VC Cafe? We’re Hiring!
    Not clueless about blogging, social media and SEO. VC Cafe is looking for guest posts and a full time blogger. Let me tell you why it is an interesting opportunity. Israel has the highest number of startups per capita, and the highest amount of VC investments per capita in the world ($142!). this is a non-paid position.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Xtranormal makes that Op-Ed zing
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Xtranormal makes that Op-Ed zing. With Xtranormal, you choose some visual characters, type a dialog, and produce a video. Regular readers have seen at least one of these productions in this blog recently. LINK ].
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Inside a CEO's drawers
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Inside a CEO’s drawers. Generally it’s a worry when an investor wants to look over the CEO’s shoulder, calling and emailing all the time: “how’s it going?”, Email This BlogThis!
  • NEXTWALA  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009
    [Media] Do you want ads in the backseat of your taxi? - NextWala
    also wanted to take the opportunity to introduce my company, Jones Digital Media (www.jonesdigitalmedia.com) We are a DOOH strategy and creative company. 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. Tweet.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] Research Sample: Student Entrepreneur Database | Plaxo Founder Todd Masonis
    Mr. Masonis and Cameron Ring are described as Stanford Engineers in early Plaxo press releases and media. One element of my research is the construction of a database of high impact firms that were created by students. am currently going through the database to fill in gaps and validate that various firms fit the definition of high impact.
  • AYMERIC GAURAT-APELLI  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Media] Best practices on how to run a Facebook page
    Although Facebook pages are still quite a recent addition to the marketing / social media toolbox we begin to see some best practices emerging. Case study 1: Lingopal The first is the Facebook page of Lingopal, an iphone travel app. The application gives you a list of well selected sentences translated in the language of your choice.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Media] Stanford Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Grows
    “ North Bridge’s inaugural 2010 seed capital competition provided funding for two companies — Magoosh , an online multi-media test preparation company based in Berkley, California and Profitably , a web-based business intelligence and improvement service for small, medium businesses based in New York.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
    [Media] LA Startup Company Profile: Border Stylo | The Startup Cafe | Los.
    May 9th, 2011 Los Angeles Startup: Border Stylo Posted by: Marcin | No Comments » Hollywood’s media district is home to a very special building that any tech startup would die for its HQ. Based on some of the feedback we’ve gotten from our community, we’re adding social media integration to Glass. Enjoyed this?
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Media] Interview: Justin Greis from Niche Bakery, Panna Dolce
    We have leveraged social media and other networks to create relationships with our customers and fans. We heavily leverage our social network and online media (twitter, facebook, flickr, blog). So what happens when an event sales manager and an IT professor / consultant encounter a delicious French fancy on their travels?
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] Why Would a Business Avoid any Internet Presence?
    In fact, you can set up a web presence these days on social media alone, by creating a company page on Facebook, company profile on LinkedIn, or a free blog with static pages on WordPress. 'These days, if your startup does not have an Internet home base up and running, you are not ready for business or potential investors. Marty Zwilling.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [Media] Simplicity is always a disruptive innovation « Lightspeed Venture.
    gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0 trackback Clayton Christensen introduced the concept of disruptive innovation in his book The Innovator’s Dilemma.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Introducing New Lean Startup Practitioners
    In brief, native advertising is a form of paid media where the ad experience follows the natural form and function of the user experience in which it is placed. 'Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. In building the program for this year’s Lean Startup Conference , we’ve tried to strike a balance.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs June Four :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    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  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs June Twenty Five :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    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, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] 5 Exercises in Perceptive Listening
    Related Posts: 5 Stages of the New Sales Cycle As a Selling Skill Listening Is Overrated How to Be Present for Your Business If you want to see…listen The Single Most Powerful Use of Social Media for Small Business. 5 Exercises in Perceptive Listening This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Or, perhaps more accurately, redevelop.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] The Returnees: Why U.S. Entrepreneurs are Going Back to Korea
    The second, an Internet advertising company called Invite Media, which he co-founded with several classmates during his senior year, was more promising. Shin's buddies would eventually sell Invite Media to Google for $81 million, but Shin had left the company long before that happened. with his parents when he was 9. Shin got to work.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014
    [Media] The Surprising Side of Mark Cuban You Never See
    didn''t say so but I knew that would never happen: Cuban''s time was tightly scheduled, plus local and national media were angling for time. 'Here''s what you didn''t see--or read about--from his appearance at GrowCo. Mark Cuban does an interview with Inc. President Eric Schurenberg during the GrowCo conference. Maybe you''ve heard about it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Better Believe It: There Is a Dark Side to Success
    Media outlets take notice-- first local, then regional and eventually, national. 'Sure, you''re successful now, but how do you create long-term success for your company? Avoid these red flags like the plague. Achieving and celebrating success is an important--and hugely enjoyable--part of business. Success also has its dark side. Focus.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Meet the Start-up Sending Newtown Messages of Hope
    Seay has no interest in turning this tragedy into a vehicle for media attention for Evergram--and I believe him. Evergram specializes in creating lasting albums of multimedia messages--usually for weddings or birthdays. Then tragedy hit Sandy Hook Elementary. Here's how the company jumped in to help. The team acted quickly.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] 5 Essential Money Tips for Women
    While all the bad economic news in the media may seem overwhelming, take a deep breath and focus on what you can control. You run your own business, and data show you probably invest more successfully than men. So why is money still so intimidating? In a recent Inc. But when you dig deeper, it all ties together. and write them down.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] Are You Building a Job or an Asset?
    Writing blog posts, learning how to navigate social media, deeply exploring a prospect’s community, providing value through content curation and volunteering to speak at industry events all take time. 'Are You Building a Job or an Asset? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Media] Inside the Mind of a Bargain Shopper
    “Day in and day out, across the media and in fliers, retailers have trained consumers that there are great deals at certain special times,” she explains. 'Are shoppers really drawn by the siren call of a good deal? It''s actually a lot more complicated than that. Bargain hunting can be a rush. ” The point?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Giant Companies to Sweat Your Business
    From past events, media firm Gannett located a Google Glass developer, AccuWeather found a user-interface web designer. 'Sick of your pitches getting rebuffed by giant companies? This event series puts you in the judge''s seat. But what if roles were reversed? What if you had the power to accept or deny a giant company’s business?
  • BEYONDVC  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011
    [Media] The New York Startup Market Rocks and is REAL
    These entrepreneurs understand the concept of lean startup and as opposed to entrepreneurs of the past who hailed from big media/ad agencies/big companies, this new generation of startups starts with the tech guys, the way it should be. The audience was awesome as well bringing together many rock stars of the past with those of the future.
  • BEYONDVC  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011
    [Media] The New York Startup Market Rocks and is REAL
    These entrepreneurs understand the concept of lean startup and as opposed to entrepreneurs of the past who hailed from big media/ad agencies/big companies, this new generation of startups starts with the tech guys, the way it should be. The audience was awesome as well bringing together many rock stars of the past with those of the future.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] CanvasDropr Goes (Mostly) B2B
    CanvasDropr , the collaborative media-sharing platform from Denmark, is somewhat pivoting its platform to focus on the B2B aspects of the service. CanvasDropr provides what could be described as GoogleDocs for rich media, like images and video, allowing users to collaborate around visual content like what other services already do with text.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
    [Media] 5 Hot Opportunities for Start-ups
    women watch more video and spend more time online, representing the majority of visitors to career, shopping, and social media sites. 'Fresh numbers from Intuit shine a light on where consumers are spending the most--and where you might want to look for new business ideas. In 2010 the duo founded Cater2.me Compared to men, U.S.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
    [Media] The Customer Experience, Louis C K, And Shopping Your Own Business
    What was plenty fast this time last year feels like molasses now to the very same customers because of changing expectations brought by mobile technology, social media–induced restlessness, the incredible efficiency of vendors like Amazon.com, and other factors.  media. Micah Technical.  Highly detail-involved. No fuss, no muss: 1.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Media] 10 Great Business Ideas To Start As A Student
    Social media management. Always bear in mind though that there’s much more to social media management than just chatting to your mates online! 'by Owen Burek, Editor-in-Chief at Save the Student. Starting a business while you’re at university can be one of the best ways to earn some extra cash. Tutoring. Proof-reading. Club nights.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Media] Why Should You Go To Conferences? Arctic15 Very Early Bird Ticket Sales End In 24 Hours
    Arctic15 For Startups: For startups, it is about investors, media exposure, user acquisition, money & advice. Media & Exposure: We are media, so we will cover the event extensively. As it happens we also know a lot of other media, so there will be plenty of press present. The question is why? So let’s make this simple: ??Investors:
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Media] Finnish Web Payment Company Paytrail Announces €800,000 Round
    Paytrial''s customers include Biltema, a Finnish big-box hardware store chain, and Sanoma Entertainment, a media company 'In 2013 Suomen Verkkomaksut (or Finnish Web Payments) took a basic step towards internationalization by rebranding as Paytrail. Paytrail has raised €1,700,000 euros since starting operations in 2007. million euros.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Media] Start Slow and Snail
    When I talk to companies about their social media strategies, I recommend that they start small and scale. 'Yes, you read that right. For some business it''s about snailing, not scaling. measured and iterative approach makes a lot of sense when you’re adopting new technologies for your company. It’s perfectly O.K. Family matters.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] You've Outgrown Your Marketing. Now What?
    When it comes to your blogs, social media, landing page creative, and display advertising, creative is king and must be consistent. Your ad hoc marketing plan may have worked to get your company where it is now, but chances are it won't drive your future success. Every marketing channel has its scale limitations. So I made a new hire.
  • 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.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Media] A World Beyond Google? Does it exist?
    Bing is also on the forefront of social media integration and uses plenty of data from Facebook and Twitter to give life to its searches. If you’re interested in building a niche site or getting your web content ranked highly, it’s tempting to focus solely on the granddaddy of search engines. First, Get Your House in Order. Who is using Bing?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Your Kickstarter Project Has Been Funded: 4 Tips on What to Do Next
    Some possibilities include social media, search engine optimization, blogging and business cards. 'One of the most popular ways to fund small businesses and other creative projects is through crowdsourcing. While the steps to launching a campaign are well covered on Kickstarter, what happens if you actually get funded? Find a Manufacturer.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Media] Reboot Your Business and Your Life
    Media must become both active and passive. Media must become both active and passive. 'Marketing podcast with Mitch Joel. I’ve been sensing a change these days. Actually, like most change, it happens in a way that is imperceptible, until you step back and look at something like a six month window. Then you can see it.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways Creativity Can Help Generate Online Sales
    This rich form of media on your website will make your company seem larger while clarifying your overall brand message. '4 Ways Creativity Can Help Generate Online Sales written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. It’s 2014. They’ve certainly helped our business grow. photo credit: BigStock.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurial Profile #2: The Expert
    ” Sue dabbled in social media for a while. She followed the step-by-step plans laid out by the social media experts. “These other business owners with one-fifth my expertise and a silly product are getting all kinds of followers and activity through social media. Your Investor Do es!” She posted. She tweeted.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] How to Use Content to Generate Referrals
    photo credit: Hubert Burda Media via photopin cc. 'You do good work and people want to refer you. That’s the truth, but, hey, we’re all busy and sometimes we need a nudge, a reminder or even a tangible way to easily make referrals that make sense. So, here’s your reward for taking me up on that. you win! Invited content. Co-branded content.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
    [Media] Insider Tips From HubSpot's Launch of Marketing Grader
    For social media, we could tweet about the new tool and post its launch to Facebook, but we thought that this wasn’t enough to get the message out there. How did you build your media contact list? Our media contact list is a simple Google Spreadsheet. The following is a guest post from Karen Rubin. You're right.
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
    [Media] Miso Music at their Office 1-25-11 - 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!
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
    [Media] 1BOG: Collective Solar Bargaining for Neighborhoods
    Just as interesting as their business model are their marketing efforts which include extensive use of social media ( they have 316,000 Twitter followers at the time of writing), recruiting neighborhood advocates and old-school faves like door-to-door canvassing and yard signs. Which makes sense. Site: 1bog.org.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Media] This Startup Is Shaking TV Networks--All the Way to the Supreme Court
    For most of Aereo''s three-year lifespan, the little, 115-person company has been under legal assault by the same media titans that urged the Supreme Court to take up the case: Disney/ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, among others. 'In its three-year lifespan, Aereo has angered all the major TV networks, major-league sports, and the government. And D."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] Why Did AOL Want Adap.tv?
    makes sense, says Pitz, because it does not sell media on behalf of publishers, but rather takes a cut of all transactions made on its advertising platform. 'What motivated AOL to spend $405 million for the online video advertising platform. Tim Armstrong’s biggest purchase might be his savviest yet. 32 on the 2012 Inc. So did Adap.tv
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2009
    [Media] Twiistup 6 Highlights
    We are a city unique in merging the world’s best content with digital media and technology expertise. There are now a second generation of entrepreneurs and companies that have learned from their last successes and are producing great new companies like TopSpin Media , Sometrics and GumGum. ExpenseBay Wins Showoff.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Media] How To Manage Your Online Reputation
    Also make sure that you sign up for all of the associated social media handles and vanity URLs. Robust social media activity is useful, as well. 'Small businesses rise or fall on the basis of their online reputation, which is largely the result of the ways in which today’s consumers do their product research. Defending Your Turf.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] This Startup Just Published All Employee Salaries (and a Lot More)
    Probably not, but Buffer , the social media startup, does. 'Salaries and how salaries are determined. Revenues. If you want a peek inside this startup their doors are wide open. You preach openness and transparency. But do you publicly share revenue figures? Do you publicly share the results of key performance indicators? Advanced: 1.2X
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Angel Investing 4 – Why You Need Deep Pockets to Win Big
    As I’ve highlighted I believe we’re in a unique period similar to 2005-08 where the biggest tech firms of Silicon Valley (and some media companies) are scooping up small software companies as “talent acquisitions&# versus accretive revenue / profit generators. Part 1 – Access to Great Deal Flow – is here.
  • READWRITESTART  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Pitching Without a Pitch Deck
    The funding for OnSwipe was raised in a marathon 30 days, something Baptise says the company was able to do by really targeting the right funds - those interested in media and tech. Startups often put a lot of work into a pitch deck. That's not necessarily a bad thing. But here's a piece of advice that may run counter to "build good slides."
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Media] How Do You Set Up Operations In The US And Why? Interview With Microtask CEO
    For many Nordic start-ups (especially those dealing in media or finances) this may be a much better US entry point than SV. Microtask has been putting in a lot of effort in the recent year or so to expand their operations beyond the Finnish borders. Microtask is both a service and technology company trying to harness the human cloud online.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] The Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Globally, Nationally and Locally
    My company, GrowBiz Media , has outsourced Web design and development, both internationally and locally. After our negative experiences with outsourcing overseas, GrowBiz Media turned to a local Southern California business when it came time to rebuild our SmallBizDaily.com website. There are a lot of choices. Outsourcing Nationally.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
    [Media] Take These Leadership Skills From the Boxing Ring
    As a result, we''ve launched such non-traditional services as: media training for sales people, stand-up comedy training for executives, and "a next-generation version of mystery shopping for clients in all industries. 'In five years of boxing, I''ve discovered benefits beyond the physical ones from my trainer, Eric Daniels. And, I do.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] Four entrepreneurs share how to excel in emerging markets
    We learned early on that people are more likely to respond to things from friends than from us, so we integrated with social media quickly so users could share how easy crowdfunding was. We asked these entrepreneurs: What are some of the challenges of operating in an emerging market, and how is your startup overcoming those challenges?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Media] Why Hugh MacLeod’s Art Should Not Be on Your Business Cards
    got a logo, two business card designs and a social media branding package for $100, and she was good! 'A few weeks ago I attended my first Eugene-based baseball game with a colleague from work who was meeting up with a few of his friends. ” They were amazed by the size and the level of detail. So, I gave them each a business card.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
    [Media] Nokia's Marko Ahtisaari From LeWeb: Meego Will See New UI In 2011
    He's key point was, that while the smartphone market is hyped a lot in media, there is a ton of action elsewhere in the mobile space that is seldomly reported on. Marko Ahtisaari, the director in charge of Nokia's Industrial design, was just on stage at LeWeb and talking to Loïc Le Meur at a fire side chat afterwards.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
    [Media] Did Rovio Do $2.4 Billion In Revenue In 2012?
    The media is reporting that Vesterbacka said Rovio did revenue of about $3 billion over the last three years. Remember last year when there were rumors of Rovio IPOing in Hong Kong or some Asian market? Well scratch that because they might be doing enough in revenue to give them little benefit in raising money. How much are they moving?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] Blyk Grows To 4 Million Opt-In Subscribers To Mobile Advertising
    Orange reports seeing a 35% increase in brand perception by those who receive Blyk Media. Despite the news of co-founder and CEO Antti Öhrling's departure last December , Blyk is seeing steep growth in its global opt-in audience base from one million at the end of 2010, to four million during 2011.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] 3 Famous Instances of Consumer Backlash
    Criticism from consumers and the media grew so strong that the company backed away from its decision. The media quickly considered the launch a disaster. After a week of consumer outrage, Instagram finally backed down on its privacy policy changes. The power really does belong to the people.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Media] 4 Big Lessons From Disruptive Start-Ups
    The company has raised just over $30 million in total funding, most recently from Hearst Interactive Media. 'Ignoring tradition can be a path to success--but only if you dare. When an entrepreneur challenges the status quo, he or she is either squashed and forgotten about or they hit a nerve and a paradigm shift occurs.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Media] Does Entrepreneurship Age Like Wine? [guest post]
    Till then he serves as the CEO of eDealya which enables brands to monetize their social media investment. By Chaim Zucker*. In one of many great scenes of the movie Pulp Fiction Marcellus Wallace, a gangster king, tries to make Butch sell off the last fight of his boxing career.  Thing is Butch, right now you got ability. Who gives a shit?
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