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UP AND RUNNING [Media] Are You LinkedIn for the Sake of Your Business?
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Without much of a social media presence, businesses stand the danger of falling behind the competition, given many individuals–be they potential job applicants or clients with your company–want today’s information yesterday. With some 120 million users, LinkedIn is still by far the choice of business professionals.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] Screw the world, let’s get rich
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
Is Twitter making the world a better place? think it is. You could argue it is just a short messaging service for people who want to share what they are eating, where they a going and what they are doing, but don’t most smart people agree there is something more to it than just that? Isn’t that in itself making the world a better place?
STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED [Media] Last Chance for Summer Sale Prices
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
Vox.com has been one of the most closely watched media launches of the year, and as its Senior Product Manager and Executive Editor, Melissa was responsible for leading a lot of its success. Note that summer sale pricing for the conference ends on Monday night, so register now for the best deal possible. Herewith, our introductions. criteria.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] Social CRM at the Crossroads
| MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
Social Media Monitoring – requires the possibility of integrating with a CRM technology. Customer Analytics – including text/sentiment analytics; voice based analytics; social media analytics, influencer scoring, etc. Social CRM exists largely within this context, it is a “I’ll know it when I see it” category. Traditional CRM Suites.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Why Apple Poached Burberry's CEO
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
That zeal came came through in print ads and a series of ebullient social media campaigns--one shared on Instagram, for example, used an iPhone 5S to take slow-motion videos of the clothing line''s Spring/Summer collection. Apple isn''t in need of a makeover, but Angela Ahrendts could refresh its brand. Roll out new products. The reason?
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
Now it’s time to post it to your social media profiles and sit back and enjoy the rush of traffic. How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Below are five steps we take in building an influencer program. Find Influencers.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Infographic] The Best Strategy For Online Business Success
| MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
For instance, social media websites have fast become the best way for business owners to promote their concepts. Success in the online business world will require a lot of hard work. However, it’s possible to automate most of your processes once they are in place. Build and launch the perfect website. Get a lot of attention online. Simple.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Singapore][Event] Echelon 2011
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
Young Upstarts is a media partner of e27 and Echelon 2011. Echelon , Southeast Asia’s biggest conference for technology startups, is back for its 2011 edition and looks to be even more exciting than before. Event Details. Date: June 16 and 17. Venue: University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore. Organizer: e27.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] Why product now trumps distribution – a framework
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
There’s Amazon, Trustpilot and others with their reviews, MoneySupermarket and the other price comparison sites for many financial services products, and, in their own way, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Hat tip to Ben Thompson of Stratechery for the inspiring this post with his article on Selling feelings. He was right.
MIKE MICHALOWICZ [Media] Episode 127: Make Your Brand Fascinating with Sally Hogshead
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
She frequently appears in national media, including NBC’s “Today” show and the New York Times. Also Available On. Show Summary. On this episode with Sally Hogshead we talk about how to make your personal brand fascinating, so fascinating that it will drive the highest level of profits to your business. Our Guest. Named as the No.1
ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION [Media] Do you have grown up goals and toddler leadership?
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
will expand my social media platform on a daily basis. Yesterday, I had a wonderful series of coaching calls with clients that are all making huge leaps and bounds. They made plans, worked hard, got great results, and now are totally on track to see their big visions realized. ”Our crown has already been bought and paid for.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 12 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
Social media icons. You want people to share your great content, so ensure you not only have social media icons on each page and blog article, but also that they click through to the desired site. by Nikole Haiar, Director Marketing, Retail & Partner Services at Hostway Corporation. Spelling and grammatical errors. Links. Favicon.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Can You Really Turn A Hobby Into A Business?
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
Here are a few areas to consider before taking the leap: Social Media — It’s Already Working For You. In my view, social media is still a relatively untapped resource — and it’s one tool every hobbyist already has at their disposal to do the most basic market research. By Nick Goode, Commercial Director at Sage One. My favorite?
- [Media] 7 Tips To Super-Charge Your Online Communication
Pat Rafter was a guy everyone liked, but Pete Sampras , Andre Agassi , John McEnroe , Leyton Hewitt , and a host of other top players, despite great tennis performance, aren’t loved by everyone and don’t come across as the most likeable people all the time (although the media must take some credit for this too).
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Fantastic, Dystopian Future of Social Networking
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
Your Facebook account--or whatever social media you use--will know. Think of it as Yelp meets Nike+ shoes meets Facebook meets Google meets Twitter. Start-ups: Start thinking now about where you''ll fit in. In the year 2020, social networking will look different. So I''m going to do a little prognosticating. Data will do the work for me.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Lessons From 4 Failed Start-ups
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
Kratee E-commerce and Consulting is a media company that operated from 2009-2011. Serial entrepreneurs reveal what they wish they had known when they were first starting up their companies. Maybe true, but still. No one likes to fail --and it''s never easy. Just ask the following entrepreneurs who learned the hard way.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] Britain’s growing entrepreneurial culture
| MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
There are a number of contributing factors, not least the growing number of success stories, but support from the government and media will really help the nation understand that entrepreneurship is important for UK plc and a valid and exciting career choice. Innovation
- [Media] Success dysmorphia
I was talking with my good friend Erik Proulx last month about the various projects we are working on. Erik is the creator of Lemonade , a documentary about laid off ad agency employees who remade their lives. We share an unhealthy love for our iPhones. And occasionally spend hours lost in an Internet haze , instead of working on important projects.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Think you're the hottest startup in the region? Prove it and win €50,000 at the OP Pitching Competition @ Arctic15
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
This year we feel that the finalists will get even more chances for success, as more prizes will be awarded, more investments will be made and the media turnout is going to be phenomenal. Ready to join the impressive list of our alumni, get €50 000 investment, over €5 000 in services, media attention and much more? Apply here.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Companybook Brings Companies Into Their Own Social Network
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
To get some sort of idea about the company, Companybook also provides a media reputation chart that determines positive and negative news articles based on the the company's name is used in the sentence. You can google ambiguous search terms, try to dig through LinkedIn, or you can search through business directories with limited success.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Working With Your Spouse: 5 Rules
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
You need to know this in advance, or you’ll never be able to take advantage of any media coverage. Going into business with your spouse isn't for the faint of heart. Here are five rules that will increase your chances of success. Business partners talk all the time about being “in the trenches” together. Right. Goals.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Why College Is a Great Entrepreneurial Incubator
| MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
In addition to my Organizational Communication degree (which I’m now using for my job as a social media marketer), I also have a degree in Theater. Oh, college. I’ve been out just a few months and already miss it enough to eat a pint of Ben and Jerry’s while sobbing into my couch cushions. Access to free advice and mentorship. More gutsy?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] What's Your Business Resolution for Next Year?
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
We would learn about an opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in a media outlet or publication and react by scrambling to author a great piece at the last minute. The founders and CEOs explain what they''re planning to change or improve about their business in the coming year. Like what? Read on for inspiration.
- [Media] Startups Should be Wary of Disruptive Technologies
MySpace and several others, who arguably pioneered the disruptive social media technology, never really survived to enjoy it. How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” Investors will wait for more traction. Christensen in “ The Innovator’s Dilemma ” way back in 1995.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] What 99 Gen-Y Entrepreneurs Taught Me
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
She is also the author of the bestseller The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and an international speaker. Marketing Zen Group CEP Shama Kabani got an earful of entertaining start-up stories recently--and gleaned a few valuable insights about Gen-Y entrepreneurship. during the Empact100 awards. There is no "they." everything changes. shama
FRED DESTIN [Media] Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners merge, change name to Watlington Venture Partners, go Huge
| FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
Today Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners announced that they were combining to create a new powerhouse in the global venturing world. This is going to be huge” commented Frank Boehnke. “ I always wanted to be huge”, added Fred Destin. We’re taking this market.”. Daniel Ek was having drinks with Bono again and could not be reached.
FRED DESTIN [Media] On personal brand, transparency and social contract in venture capital. Oh yeah, and blogging.
| MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
The very candid interview does a good job of capturing my views on personal brand and the use of media in venture capital, and which I republish below. So if you have substance and can play the media game well, which is Fred Wilson-like, that positioning is highly sustainable. BostInno: Why did you start blogging? But so what? Check.
- [Media] Now That You've Destroyed Your Reputation, Here's How to Fix It
That may mean leveraging the preexisting good things and fine works the executive has done, influencing with our technology, and utilizing our veteran strategists on the Web." If it''s a legal problem, Schiffer says, he has a team of media-savvy attorneys to help leaders get out of legal trouble. "It all requires meticulous care and precision.
READWRITESTART [Media] What Greek Startups Can Teach the World
| FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
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.
- [Media] To Sell More, Your Marketing Must Embrace 'Smart Reach'
You''re up against family, friends, breaking news, sports, music, medical issues, travel, charities, every kind of media, and even sleep-deprivation. All the time and money you spend creating great content will be wasted if you don''t understand how to reach your audience. call this idea "Smart Reach." How do you do that? Context is king
- [Media] A Summer Plan for Unemployed New Grads
there are designers, retail stores, ecommerce companies, fashion media, PR, investors and analysts, manufacturers, etc. 10) Start organize or offer to help someone else organize an industry professional group of somekind--the Fashion PR Meetup, the Young Media Buyers Meetup, or the Up and Coming Traders Meetup. Ok, let’s see.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 3 Effective Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business
| THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
Related posts: Using Media Relations to Boost Your Business Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing. 3 Effective Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. million times you’ve heard that you need a blog to get more customers.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] How to Create Work-Life Balance When You Work for Yourself
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
After lunch, I work on less complex tasks like responding to emails and scheduling social media posts. If you think being your own boss means being able to sleep in til noon and screw off whenever you feel like it, think again. At which point, have at it!). All it takes is a little thought and a lot of discipline. Enforce, Enforce, Enforce.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] McRib's Magic Marketing Sauce
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
Thanks to social media, the voice of your customers is louder than the voice of the company," says Stratten. COMEBACK KID: The McRib, master of the limited-time-only promotion, time and time again.'> McDonald's brought back the McRib this week, but once again just for a limited time. Cruel and unusual? Maybe. It's also brilliant marketing.
- [Media] How to Attract Investors to Your Start-up
Social Media makes this even easier that it ever was to maintain and grow your own network across the globe. Any new entrepreneur knows that investors can provide more than just capital to their business — they can become resources for organizing, marketing, and realizing ideas. Tip #1 network everywhere. Tip #3 attend events for start-ups.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Become a World-Changing Thought Leader
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
And one form of thought leader is someone who says here's how the media business will be in five years and here's how the airline business will be in 10 years. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan interviews Clay Christensen's publicity advisor about how entrepreneurs can be thought leaders too. Define thought leader. They teach. Change the world.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Top 9 HR Fails of 2013
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
Just like the AOL layoffs, someone in HR left a very important things off the layoff checklist: Either change social media passwords or make the company "tweeter" part of the layoff team. " We''re tweeting live from HR where we''re all being fired! Your social media person should never be surprised by anything negative. You''re fired!
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Upworthy Unveils Plans to Produce Original Content
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015
The media site's new editorial director outlines her vision for Upworthy's future
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 5 Under Used Strategies to Make Your Customers Feel Valued
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016
While those tools can certainly help large corporations feel more connected to their clients — perhaps increasingly so through automation and social media “bots” to jump on quick replies — there are still few substitutes for human interaction and response. Below, I’ve outlined five of my favorite strategies for making customers feel valued.
NON-LINEAR GROWTH [Media] Tahosa’s Summit: 6 Months [Series]
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
Don’t forget all of your social media profiles, and the legal names of the LLC’s you’ve set up. I enjoy reading blog posts of entrepreneurs that chronicle the journey of starting and building a business. The ones I enjoy most are at times heart-breaking and at other times triumphant. It feels like its worth writing about.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 6 Blunders That Can Wreck a Business Deal
| TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
That''s according to Jason Boyarski and David Fritz, partners in the New York City law firm Boyarski Fritz LLP, who specialize in brokering deals involving entertainment, media, personalities, and technology. When you''re this close to signing a big deal with a client or investor, make sure you get these legal basics right. Skimp.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Promotional Products: the Most Durable Marketing Money Can Buy
| MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
Is your social media game on point? When we talk about marketing these days, it’s all about the digital. Is your website on fleek? Is your mobile advertising on fire? On and on and on it goes, and with good reason. It’s estimated that 81% of all consumers look to the web before making a purchase , alongside 94% of B2B customers.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Writing a Press Release in 2014: Five Tips
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
As technology moves forward, so should a press release, changing it from a dry document to a rich media promoting your news and read by everyone from journalists, bloggers, potential clients, investors, and partners. Editor''s note: This is a sponsored post put together with PR Newswire. Here are some tips that we came up with. 1.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Finland Takes First Steps To Tolerate Failure
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
Most national media outlets in Finland have covered the day and spread awareness through doing so. Finland has one of those peculiar western cultures where failure isn't tolerated. Failure isn't tolerated socially nor is it tolerated in the society at large. This means, that failure is at the core of high risk entrepreneurship.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] A VC Puts On His Equity Crowdfunding Hat
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
One way is with early adopters who will champion your startup on social media. By Tom Walker, CEO Rev1 Ventures. It’s been about three months since equity crowdfunding was opened up to all Americans. That suggests, potentially, more early stage capital for entrepreneurs. As a VC and angel investor, I believe deeply in entrepreneurs. Forms.
- [Media] 5 Money-Making Reasons To Get An E-Commerce Site
Social media brings sales. Additionally, with the introduction of Google + , although it is not available for businesses profiles just yet, it will be a major player in the social media game, and businesses should realize that this is a huge opportunity for them to gain some market share. There was absolutely nothing useful there.
- [Media] Purpose Will Save Your Business, Your Body & Your World
Article contributed by Nick Seneca Jankel , entrepreneur, speaker, author, founder of ethical innovation and leadership consultancy WECREATE Worldwide and Ripe & Ready , whose purpose is to create enlightening and empowering media content that ensures the digital generations, and our world, thrive. This is not about smarts. Switch on.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Make Community the Secret To Success
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015
Mike Stelzner of Social Media Examiner has done an incredible job identifying his fire starters and in some cases making them a part of the full-time team. He’s also got a large number of volunteer fire starters who help run the extremely popular and growing Social Media Marketing World Conference. The World Domination Community.
SOCAL CTO [Media] Map of VC Investments
| FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007
His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse.
- [Media] Cory Huff: Shakespearian Actor Starts A Blog To Teach Creative People How To Sell Their Art Online And Today Makes $180,000+ A Year Online
Cory runs a blog, TheAbundantArtist.com , and sells various teaching courses on subjects like helping artists to use social media, blogging, and internet marketing, all to make money from their artwork. I was curious to hear Cory’s own entrepreneur story, but also what he teaches to artists that might be unique or different.
- [Media] How To Bootstrap your Startup with Your Paycheck
It focuses on social media analytics and helps to reveal the insights in large volumes of data. Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra. Entrepreneurs looking to launch their startups are often faced with myriad difficult decisions, chief among them being the question of seed financing. 2010).
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 5 Ways to Make Your App Take Off
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
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.
THE PRODUCT GUY [Media] User Testing by Example
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ladislav Bartos, lead a conversation around “User Testing by Example”. Signup to be a Mentor Today!
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company
| THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
In the Ad Tech world PS revenue often means providing “media services” as a value-add to using your product. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. think it’s important for enterprise startups to layer in professional services into your revenue stream. it's all in this article if you want the details]. training.
START UP BLOG [Media] Yes, the robots will take you job, but…
| MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
…there are not that many bison hunters any more. This is a very short way of saying that all jobs eventually get replaced by technology. Technology will take the role of many white collar jobs, just like machines have taken away many blue collar jobs, just like the plough took away many farming jobs. The allocation just changes.
- [Media] Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: What I've Learned
The captain of the world''s most ubiquitous social media platform talks leadership, disruption, and why he follows Mia Farrow. There are certain things you’d expect of the CEO of the fastest growing, most disruptive, 140-character communications platform in the world. And you’d expect him to be surprised by nothing.
- [Media] Too Many Leaders Still Rely on Their ‘Golden Gut’
There is so much positive feedback on the value of involving customers in product development, and the use of social media for crowd feedback, at a very low cost, that’s it hard to argue that one person could have more insight alone, and be right more often. It’s been downhill from there. just finished reading a new book by Thomas H.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Model That Really Makes Money
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
We sell to them by contacting VPs of sales and CMOs directly, through social media campaigns on Twitter and Facebook, and guest blogging on sales-oriented sites (execution). You may have a business model, but you''ve got to nail your sales model before you go to market. Your company has a business model and a sales model. Be patient.
CONVERSIONXL [Media] 3 Things Beginning Conversion Optimizers Completely Miss The Mark On
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
His team decided to take the experience further by including more media in future iterations, but ultimately found there was “no substantial difference” between the rich media, and simple pages on mobile devices – going to show, you never really know unless you test. Let’s test button colors? Or maybe call to action text ?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The One Doc Your Sales and Marketing Teams Must Have
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
We share it on social media and syndicate it to a few sites as well. In almost every organization, there''s opportunity for marketing and sales to be more closely aligned. This shared document can help. Are your marketing and sales team working together seamlessly to get more sales for your business? Where''s the Content?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How A Dorm Room Side Project Became The Web's Hottest Operating System
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
It’s a highly customizable content platform that can support thousands of development tools that enable users to create and manage a wide range of features, including content, social media, and e-commerce. Dries Buytaert thought maybe a dozen people would ever use his software. Buytaert graduated in 2007. It’s appeared on the Inc.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Startup Tips: Ask Your Customers For Feedback. Then Act.
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012
This can be the simple suggestion box I mentioned or the contact us form, but toll-free phone numbers, social media tools, email, and chat are all great channels for customers to reach you. A few months ago, veteran crowdSPRING Buyers may have noticed something new when they completed wrapup on a project. Listen always and all ways.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 9 Invaluable Resources If You Want to Start a Gym or Fitness Business
| FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
By joining this association, you’ll have access to networking opportunities (including regional meetings if relevant), an awards program, and media and public relations support. Starting your own gym may sound like an undertaking of epic proportions. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be. See Also: How to Start a Gym. Fitness business blogs.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 6 Creative Ways to Figure Out If You’ve Got a Good Business Idea
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
“Mentors can be people in your same field, or even free mentors or business advisors through the SBA (or other agencies), but the value of getting a professional’s opinion on your idea can not be emphasized enough,” advises Blair Nastasti, CEO of Media Moguls PR. So you have a great idea for a business, right? Reach out!
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be a Young Person With a Big Idea
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
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.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Don’t Believe Everything You’ve Heard About Selling
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
Truth: Social media is just the chocolate powder sprinkled on top of your cappuccino. By Martin Limbeck, “ NO is Short for Next Opportunity: How Top Sales Professionals Think “. If you’re a small business owner, chances are your job entails some degree of selling. You may have even attended seminars to help you improve your sales skills.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Here are More Signs that LA Tech is Moving to the Next Level
| TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
When I first arrived in LA my good friend Matt Pillar (a long-term veteran of tech, media & VC) who had been in LA for some time told me, “in LA there’s none better than David.” I wrote a blog post on how to work with lawyers at a startup nearly two-and-a-half years ago. It was very widely read. Startup-focused.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] The Best Financial Advice For Launching A Freelance Career
| TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
Try downloading a tool like Focus, which blocks access to time-sucking social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. by Eyal Shinar, CEO and founder of Fundbox. As the gig economy expands, freelancing is becoming a viable and attractive option for many millennials and recent college graduates. Don’t: Rely on personal finances.
STARTUPCFO [Media] The Saas Math Funnel: Acquisition
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
As the name suggests, acquisition is all about driving new users, readers or buyers depending on whether you’re running a SaaS, media or e-commerce business respectively. For the 3rd instalment of SaaS Math , we’re going to dig into the 1st step in the conversion funnel: acquiring users. Though I will share some thoughts on that.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] The Future of Mobile Search Marketing
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
Here, Justin uses SEO, Paid Search, Content Marketing, and Social Media to increase conversions and leads. The Future of Mobile Search Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. The adoption quickly exploded and in 2012, global smartphone adoption reached 1 billion users.
HUNTER WALKER [Media] Disrupt Your Industry With Love, Not Contempt
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
Two twentysomething NBC News rising stars but felt to the core of their bones that traditional media was underserving their generation and any other busy professional who wanted to stay in the know. “You ever notice how the first slide in any pitch deck these days is ‘[industry] IS BROKEN?’” What do most people do?
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Jobbatical raises €510 000 for reshaping the future of work
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
One of the hottest early-stage startups from the Baltic region right now, Jobbatical , announces raising €510 000 today on their latest funding round. Every day hundreds of people join our talent community and we have grown almost twelve times since April. The investment round was led by early stage fund SmartCap.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Inventure adds Kiosked's Ekaterina Gianelli as Director
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
At Inventure, she will be drawing from her roots and focusing on Online Media, SaaS and eCommerce. Inventure says with Gianelli joining the team, Inventure is launching a seed investment allocation, "a portfolio of 15+ seed-stage investments mainly in the digital and online sector."
STEVE BLANK [Media] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 24: Drew Silverstein and Craig Kanarick
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
Craig also co-founded Razorfish Studios, a media and entertainment company, producing books, films, TV shows, albums and websites. . “This is the West, sir. They don’t tell the awful, painful, and exhausting job it is to build a business. Drew Silverstein. Craig Kanarick , founder of the indie food site Mouth. Craig Kanarick.
DSHEN [Media] The MIT Problem for Startups - DShen's Blogs
| THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
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!
ROB GO [Media] The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community (Fall 2013 Edition)
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
40 to Follow on Social Media (This isn’t a list of the “best” investors and entrepreneurs, but the folks who are consistently creating good social media content and are active in the community.). Labor Day is over, time to get to work! Boston is a great place to start and build a company. The Grand-daddy. Next major event? Free wifi.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Bootstrapping Your Way To Launching Your eCommerce Business
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
Social Media Marketing. Join all social media platforms and be sure to post consistently with compelling imagery (candid photos and conversational messages work best in contrast to professional imagery with standard product descriptions on site). by Milysan Troche, founder of MyHauteCloset.com. Website & Hosting. Product. There?s
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 7 Tips To Follow When Hiring Start-Up Employees
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
Social media review. Nowadays almost everybody has a social media profile on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Pinterest. Main areas of her interest are content marketing and social media campaigns. by Nicole Davies, online content executive at ShortCourseFinder.com.au. Go with your intuition. Reference check.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Take These Leadership Skills From the Boxing Ring
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
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.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] How to Network When Meeting New People Is Your Biggest Fear
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Or start online; connect with influencers on social media, write about them and send them a link, offer them something for free, or contact them via email with an interesting offer you have in mind. Does networking make you nervous? You can learn to overcome this fear. tips for making networking as painless (and productive) as possible: 1.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Transfluent Adds Sina Weibo Support For Brands to Target China's Twitter
| TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
The launch was followed by over 10 million fans within the band's social media streams. The band has a loyal following on Sina Weibo, the top Chinese social media site (with 500M+ users Weibo is the second largest social media service in the world, second only to Facebook), where the band's messages were posted in Mandarin.
- [Media] 9 Leadership Initiatives To Ramp Up Team Engagement
Feedback on engagement should come from multiple sources, including social media reviews, peer reviews, and executive interviews. Most new entrepreneurs have great ideas, and many are highly skilled in building their solutions. Unfortunately, far fewer have the focus and experience of building and maintaining a highly engaged team.
MARKET BY NUMBERS [Media] The Art of the Customer Development Conversation
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
How do I know? If there are two things the world doesn’t need more of, they are Internet Marketers and Social Media Gurus. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and clearly Internet and social media marketing can be effective. uservoice, get satisfaction, et. buyer? boss?), and possible solutions. Ask them.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 6 Ways To Build Your Business On Facebook--For Free
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Social media is designed to bring those barriers down, and they should come down. It's amazing how much business comes in over Facebook. And I don't pay Facebook--or anyone--a cent. love Facebook. Facebook helps me stay on top of world events, popular culture, business trends and the personal lives of my friends and colleagues. On Facebook.
CONVERSIONXL [Media] Why You Should Embrace Transparency Marketing
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
You can be transparent on your blog, but if you have really sketchy practices, they’ll leak out in other media and you’ll be left looking disingenuous, worse off than before. Various studies have estimated the average consumer sees anywhere from 3,000 to 20,000 marketing messages each day. Of course, most of these go unnoticed.
WWW.SMASHINGMAGAZINE.COM [Media] Innovative Techniques To Simplify Sign-Ups and Log-Ins
| THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
If so, this may be your opportunity to join Pixable, voted by Time Out… Drupal Developer - NJI Media - (Alexandria, VA) - FullTime We’re a small, fast-moving, agile environment and our team of developers is growing. Most designers are familiar with the conventional ways. The reason is understandable. Chances are, it will work. icons.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] 6 reasons to consider adding Live Chat support to your business
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, a freelance writer and a social media enthusiast. This The main reason above all, is that live chat offers convenience for customers right from your website without them having to leave looking for assistance on the phone, email or social media. Real-time convenience to customers.
CONVERSIONXL [Media] 14 List Building Hacks to Grow Your Email Database Fast
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Writing an epic post not only helps drive traffic to your website through search engines and social media… it also builds your credibility faster than most other online marketing initiatives because of the level of insight that visitors gain from reading it. Email marketing is one of the fastest ways to drive sales of any online channel.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Want to Start a Blog? 8 Questions to Answer Before You Begin
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
When addressing comments on your blog page or social media sites— that’s a fantastic way to initiate productive conversations — you should avoid arguments while supplementing your presentation with additional facts. Okay, so maybe they’re not as common as that last one, but they’re getting pretty close. To make money? Color choices matter.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Week in Tech: The Next iPhone Is Coming
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Apple media event next week Apple will hold a media event next week , presumably to reveal the next iPhone. Check out this week''s round-up of tech news to know, including the latest rumors on the new iPhone and Samsung''s forthcoming smartwatch. Each Monday, I cover the tech trends, gadgets, business services, and apps of note.
- [Media] The Kings of Concentration
In 2009, researchers at Stanford University''s Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab gave cognitive tests to 49 subjects who spent a lot of time surfing the Internet, watching TV, and hanging out on Facebook. The "Focus Movement" is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? more productive workplace.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Why I’ve Shifted More Attention to Facebook
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016
knew that every media company I backed and every eCommerce company I worked with was getting significantly more engagement in FB than in Twitter so I figured the same had to be true for me as a blogger but I wasn’t sure how to make the transition. I’ve been spending a lot more time on Facebook as a blogger than I ever did.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Your Small Business News Roundup 8.7.15
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015
The Dow Jones fell four days in a row as shares plunged for Disney and other media companies. Bringing you the latest news on small business and more—this week it’s startups at the White House, why it’s freezing cold in your office, and the “right to be forgotten.” . ” . The shifting internet. Falling giants.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Don’t Try to “Pull an Instagram.” Here’s Why …
| SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
case, which is what is often never written in the annals of the tech news media. Instagram. It’s understandably on everybody’s mind these days. Clichés abound about, “You know what would be cool? Still, there will be a “next.” will weigh in with some thoughts soon. Was this a good thing? It sucks. Let me explain.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] Conversocial: A case study in thought leadership based marketing
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
For those of you that don’t know Conversocial is a cloud based service used by brands and retailers to manage and engage with their customers on social media. Handling the volume of social media for your brand (newmediaandmarketing.com). Customer service is the most important use case. Related articles.
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG [Media] Venture capital vs self-funded for high growth technology businesses. This was surprising.
| MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
38, Net Media Planet Ltd, Internet, 840%, Self funded. 40, Saffron Media Group Ltd , Media and entertainment, 801%, VC - Beringea. We ran a quick analysis of some of the fastest growing companies in the UK and see who the most common investors were. Carl Schramm talking about US innovation and venture capital. Now PLC.
HEARPRENEUR [Media] 30 Entrepreneurs Share What Makes Their Business Unique
| FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
Our campaign was fully funded within the first 11 hours and we received close to $200,000 in total pledges. 2) We call our customers “fans.” We find these guys on Social Media, we talk to to them there, we sell them watches, we help them with pre and post sale queries, and we invite them to help develop our products. For now. Education 2nd.
THE PRODUCT GUY [Media] Managing your Product Management Career
| MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Adrienne Tan, lead a conversation around “Managing Your Product Management Career”. Better Products.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] Ready to expand your startup into Asia? Read this
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
He is currently CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60 million in funding. . Prioritize the markets. Laser focus.
DAVID TETEN [Media] How Startups are Disrupting Financial Technology
| THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
I participated in the Milken Institute Global Conference last week, for the first time. It was very worthwhile, a chance to connect primarily with other investors (mostly public markets/private equity), and a range of other people (media, tech, academics, etc.) I definitely recommend attending if you have the chance.