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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Succeed in 2013
    That means high quality relevant content, a user-friendly interface, and an integrated search and social media effort. We asked some of the brightest entrepreneurs we know what it's going to take to make money next year. Read on to find out which advice you ought to steal. It just means 'not right now.' Pair them up. You need a strong ego.
  • GENUINE VC  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Media] Beer Kegs and the Future of Venture Capital: What It Means for Entrepreneurs
    While social media has brought greater transparency to many aspects of the VC business, it’s still a relationship-driven and moderately opaque industry. Last September I wrote a post outlining my view of the venture capital industry: increasingly evolving like the beer industry as it continues to mature. So what’s going on?
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Step 2: Market Focus
    The more you know the one idea, the better to manage your market message and media. Tweet Strategy step one was understanding identity. Step two is market focus, but always with the realization that you think these two through together, not one by one. Your identity is about uniqueness, strengths, and weaknesses. They mix together.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Media] How to Open a Successful Hair Salon
    Set up and utilize social media accounts. Social media is an important component to your marketing plan, Shenkar says. If your dream is to open a hair salon, now might be one of the best times to do it. According to a report from the Professional Beauty Association, the salon industry is growing. Avi Shenkar, owner of BLO/OUT.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: Say What Your Startup "Does", Not What it "Is"
    Venture capitalists get pitched all the time with taglines that read something like this:  " XTronics is an industry-leading, customer-centric, social media, ad targeting and delivery, fix breakfast and do the dishes platform for.blah, blah blah. " . The "make an impression" window is narrow, and the hurdle is high. Part of "creating the aha!
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Media] Smart Startups Think Global But Act Hyperlocal
    When you extend this to include social media marketing, you can imagine that startups and small businesses are in fact at an advantage over their less flexible big brothers. Even though the world is getting smaller, due to easy global connectivity, people still feel alone if not well-connected locally. Geographic customization.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design
    The researchers then analyzed the eye-tracking data to determine how long it took for the students to focus on specific sections of a page – such as the menu, logo, images and social media icons – before they moved on to another section. They People make snap judgements. It takes  about 50 milliseconds  (that’s 0.05 seconds.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Media] 6 Creative Ways to Figure Out If You’ve Got a Good Business Idea
    “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  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Media] How SEO Can Shape the Presidential Race
    For instance, when Newt Gingrich announced his campaign for President, he surely knew his marital track record would be an issue with voters and the media. How sound keyword research and strategically placed web content can shape your desired reputation. Money flows in and agencies make purchases on behalf of candidates.
  • 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. Military Academies. All officers in the U.S. Secret History.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] [Singapore] Business-Focused Reality TV Show Angel’s Gate To Air Next Week
    To succeed in business, an entrepreneur needs money, the right connections, and the right exposure,” says Ash Singh, CEO of digital media company and new business accelerator Interactive SG , and co-producer of Angel’s Gate. The programme is more than just a reality TV show. “ Angel’s Gate builds that bridge. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
    [Media] 9 Questions for Ashley Madison's Founder
    This time I talked to Noel Biderman , former sports attorney and current president of AshleyMadison.com and Avid Life Media. If mainstream media gets into the judgment business, what do you do? Noel Biderman built a business everyone loves to hate: a dating website for cheating spouses. Here's what you can learn from it. We don't try.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Brand & Market Your Company. in Just 5 Minutes
    Build a Social Media Campaign Now that you're up and running with a great new brand, here's an automatic way to generate Tweets guaranteed to win you visibility: The automatic tweet generator. Here's a quick and easy way to create a memorable brand for your company. Just don't take it too seriously. Here's a quick way to find one: The Web 2.0
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] A Good Kind of Mob
    He organizes a cash mob once a month, choosing the businesses based on votes he receives via his blog and social-media accounts. Shopping Spree Ringleader Andrew Samtoy (in the orange hat) organized a cash mob that hit Salty Not Sweet, a Cleveland boutique, in December.'> Forget flash mobs. This new kind of group supports local shops.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Classroom Kindle with Big Brother Control One-Ups iPad
    Content distribution, social media and purchase blockades, password protection, document sharing; there couldn’t be a more teacher-friendly checklist. Interesting post:  Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom , on Gizmodo. I’ve been following ebooks and textbooks for more than 10 years now, expecting disruption. Damn. .
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Mass Customization: Let Your Customers Have It Their Way
    And there are other benefits, as Bain points out: With the proliferation of social media and online publishing, styles and trends now change faster than ever. A Bain & Company survey suggests that there''s potentially big value in offering customized products to your customers. That''s customization. Want your own fancy coffee?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [Media] 5 Ways To Make Your Weekend More Spacious
    Be less social on Social Media. Think about your own behaviors on Social Media. E very week, I ask people to think about what they’ll do on Thursday and Friday in order to have a more spacious weekend. I ask every week because we all forget every week. Here are five ways to do it: Put some limits on email. Probably not.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Media] Angry Birds "TV" Series To Come This Fall
    Rovio acquired the Finnish animation studio, Kombo in June of 2011 to begin creating their media content. Rovio's head of animation, Nick Dorra, spoke at the MIPTV conference in Cannes where he announced Rovio will begin producing weekly short form animations, The Guardian reports. It's about telling more engaging stories.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
    [Media] Every Startup Founder Needs to Create Good Risks
    Of course there is work involved to find the right media, and balance the investment against the return. Most entrepreneurs think that risk is just an “occupational hazard” that can be minimized or eliminated by a smart businessman. That way of thinking is simplistic and wrong. Plan to replace your product with a better and cheaper one.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] SOPA's Jane Jacobs Moment
    The image of the lone, grumpy old man made me think of the supporters of SOPA--old media, entrenched cable companies and Washington bureaucrats who don't know how the internet works. Kinda sounds like this bill the big media companies wanted passed doesn't it? I'm kind of a NYC history wonk. And really, who doesn't like a park?
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Media] BoS 2011: Business of Software Talks from 2011 all in one place.
    Laura Fitton, VP, HubSpot, Making social media work in business to business. If you came to Business of Software 2011, you can access all the talks from last year here using the passcode you were sent by email. Anyone registering for this year’s event will also receive a code to access the talks prior to their general release.
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] When Lightening Strikes
    For others it may be betting that magical "shout out" from a national thought leader or big time media outlet. Most entrepreneurs dream of that one big break. For some businesses it is getting the one big customer. Should you always walk through the door of opportunity that. the big break opens for you? Sometimes yes, but sometimes no.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Why You Should Sell Your Business Quickly
    The event gives emerging companies the opportunity to pitch and network with investors, executives, customers and the media. Last week marked the 6th year for the conference "Launch: Silicon Valley." One of the panels at the event focused on the key question of "Should startups sell quick or grow big?" Reasons they gave included: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] A Better (& Cheaper) Way to Motivate Employees
    Use social media to make the company more aware. A great mission statement will only get you so far. To motivate workers every day, you have to do a bit more. Most start-ups don’t have much in the way of cash to pay big salaries and bonuses. Annual reviews aren't enough. How so? Don't wait to reward small successes.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
    [Media] 10 Ways to Supercharge Your B2B Lead Generation Efforts
    Social media as a lead generation tool is simply a really powerful way to build and nurture relationships. Syndicated content  My get sponsored tactic above is a form of syndication but paid options such as Outbrain can be effective ways to get your owned media assets and content in from of targeted leads. Heres how it works.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Give Me More for My Business
    The valuations of social media companies and other technology darlings are sky-high these days. A new survey shows entrepreneurs want higher valuations for their businesses, but are uncertain about the sale process. 500/5000 list of fast-growing businesses. Lack of Data Sixty-two percent of the Inc. Thirty-six percent of the Inc.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] Social CRM at the Crossroads
    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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Media] Humility Trumps Arrogance: The Donald’s Missing Piece
    While the pundits incessantly debate and the media salivates for the next feast or morsel, a lost and weary nation just wants a winner in the White House. by  Kevin McHugh , president of JKM Management Development and author of The Honest Executive. The idea of Donald Trump as president of the United States is past the phenomenon stage.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] The New Rules of Gamification
    It's you striving to achieve something and learn something in order to better understand coding." A corollary benefit of making the gamification aspect shareable over social media, Sims says, is that it can bring new users to the site. Gamification isn't just about badges and trophies. Foursquare does it. Mint.com does. But where to start?
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Lessons learned from the failure of @sonar
    First the background: For those unfamiliar, Sonar Media Inc. Finally – Sonar Media was born in an incubator. Brett Martin, founder of @sonar, has written a gut-wrenching post about the lessons he learned from the failure of his startup. was a  mobile app  created to help make the world a friendlier place. And yet, we failed.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Media] How to Manage your Business’s Online Reputation
    Ask your social media followers for a review. You don’t want to be running damage control. ‘A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well’ – Jeff Bezos. The importance of online reputation management cannot be understated. Building a Reputation.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
    [Media] Startup Founders Should Flip Burgers
    Quick aside: how can VC’s invest in online businesses, digital media, social networks or mobile applications if they don’t actually use the products actively themselves? This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  This is a story of one of the risks of venture capital. This is what happened to me. Burger?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] 4 Secrets for Marketing on Pinterest
    Instead, Elizabeth Daniel New York (or "EDNY") made skillful use of social media in general and Pinterest in particular. Can't spend as much as you'd like to on marketing? Here's how one clothing company uses Pinterest to close the gap. Especially when your marketing budget can't match those of your better established competitors.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Sales for Startups: Not All Leads Are Equal
    Social media. Word of mouth and referrals are far and away better sources than tradeshows and social media (at least in the case of Marketo where this chart originated from). Some will tell you that a lead is a lead is a lead. How awesome it is that you got the attention of a real buyer! Some common examples include: Purchased lists.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [Media] Five Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make With Your Nonprofit
    You need to market it. I’m talking about maintaining a well-designed website, making effective use of social media, and establishing a brand identity over the course of your operations. I’m talking about treating nonprofit marketing just like you’d treat for-profit marketing. Unfortunately, good intentions do not a stable organization make.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Media] 8 Publicity Fails of PR Pros and Over-Eager Entrepreneurs
    Even if you''re not a PR pro, the following lessons might also be instructive--particularly for anyone who wants to get the media to sit up and take notice. 1. If your PR person isn''t getting you results, these missteps might be to blame. The questions from readers about how to handle situations at their offices are my favorites.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [Media] 2 New Tricks for Hiring Tech Talent
    Video gaming-focused media company IGN, for instance, is augmenting its traditional recruiting for the second year in a row with a "no resumes allowed" alternative. There's a war for tech talent. Here's how you can get creative about finding and training coding ninjas. But both approaches have obvious costs. We were thrilled."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] And You Thought Your Company Had an Open Office
    Building up a vibrant social media rapport with customers is nice, but what better way to build a relationship with customers than to have them right there, in your office? Should your office be more like a coffee shop? For all the hubbub that has swept the business world in the last decade, what does an open office plan really translate to?
  • 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.
  • ASH MAURYA  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] Bootstrapping a Lean Startup
    Get active with social media in other ways. Home About Me SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG ash maurya Practice Trumps Theory: Lean Startup + Customer Development + Bootstrap Bootstrapping a Lean Startup March 23, 2010 Share While not the same thing, Bootstrapping and Lean Startups are quite complementary. Time between these iterations is fundamental.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Media] How - And Why - Startups Should Hire Millennials
    And they’re preparing for employment by “arming themselves with skills and educational training focused in technology and social media.” Schawbel’s study reports some of the most common job skills for Gen Y workers include blogging, social media optimization and writing press releases. It’s like a harmonic convergence. StartUp 101
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Media] 3 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Business (and How To Stop)
    If you’re  getting emails, social media shares, new clients  and an increase in traffic to your website, then you’re probably on the right track. How long have you been struggling to get a foothold, gain momentum, or start your business? Heck, I’ve done it myself. But first, what is sabotage? Sound familiar? know, I know.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] A Better Way to Work Technology Into Your Business
    The new wave of digital technologies, especially mobile, social media, and the cloud, are evolving at rapid speeds, driven by empowered end-users at the edge of traditional corporations. Technology is moving fast, and so should your company. Here's how to systematically instill a tech-savvy culture.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] Oppex raises €1.2 Million for sales opportunities with the public sector
    million seed funding led by Alma Media, startup accelerator Veturi, Tekes, and seven angel investors. With Alibaba in the news for the largest IPO of all time , it''s clear that connecting people that need things with people that do things is a powerful position to be in. In their beta they''ve managed to bring plenty of parties together.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Funding from Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban and Other Stories
    They have maintained their relationship with Kickstarter backers through the platform itself and via such social media platforms as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube, even running successful contests on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Sometimes your business needs money fast. You have to get your hands dirty. Persistence. cities.
  • GENUINE VC  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
    [Media] Startups Seeking Sherpas
    After we sold our startup Sombasa Media just over a dozen years ago, I embarked on two distinct “journeys.” The first was a month-long 1500+ mile cycling trip from the southern tip of England to the northern tip of Scotland (“ Land’s End to John O’Groats ”). The second was a trip where we hiked the “ Inca Trail ” in Peru to Machu Picchu.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] The 2015 Digital Marketing Rule Book. Change or Perish.
    Why not go from trying to have a Gatorade ad on every TV sports event in the hopes that I'm watching to doing that plus doing social media right and have a direct relationship with me? Oh, and you are right that people bought Kenneth Cole stuff even after the insensitive tweet because only a few people are on Social Media. Get it?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Media] 506(c) Offerings and Crowdfunding: What’s the Difference?
    General advertising is severely limited, and primary disclosure has to occur on an established “funding portal,” meaning one of the crowdfunding websites we’ve all seen on our social media feeds. 4. What Which type of funding should you seek for your business, 506(c) offerings or crowdfunding? So what does Rule 506(c) do?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Media] Why Go Public?
    Well, the elephant in the room answer to this question is that those with big stakes in the existing order - i.e. Wall Street and the business media built around it - don't want anyone to know is not a whole heck of a lot. Well, for starters, it was usually the purest and best way to raise growth capital. read more. Investing Jay Turo
  • SOCAL CTO  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007
    [Media] Map of VC Investments
    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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Media] Swedish Startup Brings In-App Purchases To VR Gaming
    The round was led by Google Ventures and other backers included Creandum , Initial Capital , Bonnier Growth Media and Partech Ventures. There is a lot of interest. Palm is a former games guru of King, and Resolution is his fifth startup. The studio raised $6 million last August in the largest single investment round for any VR gaming company.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
    [Media] How Valuable Is Your Rolodex?
    With the advent of social media, LinkedIn in particular, we are able to quickly and easily stay in touch and consistently update our networks. Building, nurturing and growing your professional network is more important than ever. Here are three simple steps to increase the value of your network. arrived at three immediate, simple steps. 1.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things Game of Thrones Can Teach You About Business
    With the help of Kate Connors, an account manager at Media & Communications Strategies , a communications firm in Washington D.C., we’ve put together a list of four business lessons that come straight from the twisted plot of this series. 1. million viewers per episode, and has been lauded as the network’s most popular show ever.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] Everyone Has a Boss--Even If You're at the Top
    To do so, we''ve got an award-winning onsite customer service team that interacts with our customers via phone, email, instant message and on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. Even CEOs have bosses. Yes, more than one. Here are the four people all CEO''s answer to. Being a CEO means you''re the boss. priority.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] Don't Have a Schtick? Get One Now
    Others believe you can stand out by genuinely listening to your fans, and trying to respond to every social media post your fans write. Richard Branson does crazy stunts. Another founder wears orange every day. Great product, brilliant team, the right meetings--the list goes on. someday. chose an even simpler, hard-to-ignore approach.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012
    [Media] 5 Sure Signs That a Good Startup is Going Bad
    With today’s 24/7 flood of information and social media, the team expects to be constantly updated on what’s going on at the top. Most entrepreneurs start their company with the highest of ideals, and wouldn’t dream of building one with a culture of indifference or downright unethical behavior. Big bad investor interference. Marty Zwilling.
  • START UP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
    [Media] Guess what will be the most advanced tech device in your house in 2025?
    It’s a pattern we’ve already seen with consumer and media based technology and widgets. It won’t be your phone, laptop, television, car, your micro electricity storage grid, your thermostat or your fridge. It will be your toilet. You may not have expected that. Power is increasing and prices are dropping exponentially.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] Jive Comes Around, Focus on Customers
    Social communities are instrumental to both social media and customer support strategy. Jive’s announcement this past week to focus more on Social Customer Service is further validation that customer communities are instrumental to both social media (marketing) and customer support strategy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
    [Media] How Virgin Atlantic's Marketing Nails It
    • A Virgin crew took to social media and found a customer at work who was having a grey, rainy day. Virgin Atlantic is a small airline with a big personality. This is how it lures customers from the big guys. I''m on a new customer experience journey at my online marketing company VerticalResponse. Maybe they''re the No.
  • RYAN SPOON  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
    [Media] ESPN, Google & World Cup Highlights in Search Results
    Yesterday, Google and ESPN combined to deliver real-time video highlights directly into Google search results via Google’s homepage, World Cup related search queries and Google’s new World Cup page, and so on. At ESPN, our mission is simply to serve sports fans, anytime and anywhere. VIDEO: [link]. ESPN Mobile Sports Google World Cup
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Media] Conversocial on CNBC talking social customer service
    Conversocial has a SaaS product which enables companies (primarily retailers at this point) to service their customers over social media and their market is really starting to open up. Josh March, CEO of our company Conversocial was interviewed on CNBC yesterday, 4m video embedded below. Conversocial
  • 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, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Lessons From 4 Failed Start-ups
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] 10 Dos and Don'ts of Launching an E-commerce Site
    To find out what it takes, I sat down with Erik Huberman, CEO and founder of Hawke Media , a company that''s worked with dozens of large and small e-commerce brands to help them develop sales and marketing strategies. Setting up an e-commerce shop these days takes no more than a few hours--max. DO test your product. DON''T give up quickly.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Media] Real Unfair Advantages
    Chris Brogan commands $22,000 for a single day of consulting in an industry (social media marketing) where all the information you need is already online and free. This is Part 2 of the series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches.??? What if someone copies your awesome business idea? How can I answer this question? Like what?? P.P.S.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #4: The Merits of Mediocrity: Warning You What Not To Do
    He offers us The 10 Commandments of James-ism , essentially diatribes on religion, home ownership, a college education, the US Constitution, the FDA, and the Media, among others. Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. No relevance?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [Media] 6 Blunders That Can Wreck a Business Deal
    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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Media] Stockholm's Videoplaza acquired by Ooyala
    But today they''re making headlines again with the news that they''ve been acquired by Ooyala , a subsidiary of Telstra , which powers video for hundreds of broadcasters and media companies, with a focus on engagement and monetization. million since being founded in 2008 and are in the increasingly-important market of video advertising.
  • DEIMAR  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] Time Management Tips | Deimar ~ Business Tips and Strategies for.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Apr 17, 2012. Time Management Tips. by Deimar Gutierrez. 17.4.12. Pin It. Our time is not something over which we have absolute control; it is not recyclable and is limited.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man
    How’s that for people who keep saying that social media hasn’t been truly transformative. Many people reading this will be digital natives. These are people who don’t remember an era in which we were unconnected. In my unconnected world there was no personal email. On vacation you really checked out because you had to.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] Survey: Women Entrepreneurs Optimistic About 2013
    The three items most valuable to the company’s bottom line in this vein, according to those surveyed, are website design and maintenance (cited by 87 percent), social media marketing and SEO (75 percent), and email marketing (66 percent). Women entrepreneurs are more optimistic about 2013 than 2012, according to new data. borders.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] The Seinfeld Super Bowl Ad: A Marketing Lesson
    Though "Seinfeld" quickly trended on Facebook and Twitter, I was surprised to encounter multiple takes --both in the media and from friends--saying the reunion didn''t live up to the show''s glory days. I, on the other hand, was enthusiastic about the short reunion. It got everybody talking on social media. It accomplished its goals.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
    [Media] On the Track to Success
    Raj Moorjani, Director of Marketing, brings more than ten years of digital media experience in both mobile and web environments. Guest Author: Raj Moorjani. Hi, my name is Raj Moorjani, and I am the Director of Marketing at Tracks, and basically the Product Person, for a cool mobile application called Tracks ( [link] ). Below is my story.
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] Use Pinterest for Team Collaboration
    The board was an experiment outside of their "day jobs" working in social media and editoral, respectively. Sure, Pinterest is great for sharing your photos, hobbies, and work. But some creatives are rethinking its abilities, and created a social calendar, by working together. How long have you been using Pinterest? enjoy creating lists.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
    [Media] Iceland's Datamarket acquired by Qlik
    When studying economics, one issue I came up against was finding a good dataset to run of regressions on. For professionals and more serious researchers it''s still the same story; despite this being the era of big data, it''s still tough to dig through the web to find a quality dataset that fits your needs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] Empty Accounts? Fake Followers? Politicians' Twitter Stumbles
    Does anyone in politics really get social media? Oh, how the mighty and media-savvy have fallen. Business leaders have found that a real-time, connected social media presence is crucial to engage their audience. The fact that she seems to be way behind on social media might suggest a big hurdle she''ll have to overcome.
  • 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. That''s a $5.99
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] How to Dominate Kickstarter
    They have a great logo, an easy to use website, they’ve sold products and received feedback from users, they’re active on social media, and… They Built A Customer Base This sounds counterintuitive right? Media folks like talking about things that are interesting. and 1 p.m. it was already more than 100 percent funded.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Media] How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create
    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  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] The Secrets Of Creating A Powerful Company Culture
    The best customer service approach in social media, for example, is to have people who are steeped in your culture handle the social media, and the best email responses to customers come from staff members who understand what is and isn’t consonant within your culture. The culture of your company is the exception to this rule.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] Seven Common Small Business Mistakes and How to Deal With Them
    Shop the competition, stalk their social media pages, and keep a radar on emerging businesses invading your territory. Keep in mind that more start up businesses fail than succeed, but those who follow this advice are more prepared to ward off unnecessary blunders than wind up in bankruptcy. growth model. Not Raising Enough Money. Price.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time
    Related posts: Podcasting Makes You a Member of the Media Lots has been published about the value or hype of. Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing podcast with John Lee Dumas. Editorial. Program. Format – How long?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] Facebook Has Become the New Yahoo, And It's Obvious Mark Zuckerberg Knows It
    The social media giant''s mainstream user base limits innovation and makes the company vulnerable to nimble startups. One thing Silicon Valley industry insiders like to knowingly whisper to each other is that Facebook is the new Yahoo. Sunday, we reported a piece of news that indicates this may be true. The truth is, they tried to. Facebook.
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
    [Media] Scoop.it: topic-centric and a new collaborative dimension to curation
    Recently, I started to play with Scoop.it as a beta user, and liked its strong topic centric social media approach. topic centric social media approach : When I stepped into Scoop.it , I didn’t think of whom I was going to follow, but of topics that might be I interested in. Based on these key words, Scoop.it
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015
    [Media] Innovative Ways To Attract Visitors To Your Exhibition Stand
    Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter are the perfect places to build a following of people and businesses who may be interested in your products or services. Posting on these social media sites about upcoming exhibitions is an effective way to notify potential visitors before they even go to the event. Use Technology.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Media] Are You Using the Best eCommerce Platform for Your Business?
    Selz even has the option to open a free Facebook store for those businesses with a large social media following. The world of eCommerce is growing every year. whopping 45 percent of American consumers were projected to shop online this past holiday season. The question then isn’t “Which eCommerce platform is the easiest or cheapest?”
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    [Media] Sales Myths - Selling's Easy and My Product's So Good It Sells Itself
    Get their input before you develop a major marketing campaign, even social media. At the end of the day, sales are what makes or breaks a small business. Yet many entrepreneurs, especially those who are the product gurus in their company, never fully grasp either their importance or the process that drives them. First, let's dispel the myths.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] How To Maximize LinkedIn Groups for Business
    The same social media rules apply here as everywhere else: Don’t spam, and share relevant, helpful things. LinkedIn connects businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals from all genres, and all phases of business operation. If you’re looking to sell more or make some vital B2B connections, hop over to LinkedIn and sign up. Add Value.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Marketing Start-Up Thanks Millenials With Chalk Art
    Family and friends who saw the art sent the workers congratulatory messages, and the buzz, which quickly amassed over social media, garnered Pxyl new clients and employee applications. Who needs a paper weight? marketing start-up called Pixyl found a clever way to thank employees for helping them make the Inc. The solution?
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Help Nominate The Electric Company for AmEx funding
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Media] How To Pick The Right Idea For Your Startup
    Make something that entertains: Music, gaming, video, and media companies entertain. The following is a guest post by Kapil Kale, co-founder of GiftRocket , a Y Combinator-backed gift card company. Kapil usually blogs here. As a current startup founder, one of the most common questions I get is how to come up with a good startup idea.
  • SILICONHILLS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
    [Media] A Visual Feast at #FEED Powered by Twitter at #SXSW Interactive
    “The five days of events focuses on “interactive social media feed art” created by visual design artists from the The Meta Agency, telling the story of SXSW by merging social media, art, technology and wellness into an [.] Austin Technology
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Better at Anything Fast: Share With the World
    The site’s focus on the candid admission of faults and low moments makes it a sort of anti-Facebook, an antidote to the tendency of the well curated perfection of others social media profiles to make us feel lonely and inadequate. Everything that we see in the media is like perfection, perfection, perfection, but perfect is boring.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Seven :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    Image YiShian | Photography via Flickr Good stuff I found this week: How to monitor social media mentions in five minutes a day - step by step directions for setting up a powerful listening station. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac. The Complete Small Busine.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Why Everyone's an Incubator Now
    That experience, says David Chang, COO of PayPal media network, reminded the company how invigorating it is to work in a start-up environment. From Microsoft to PayPal, it seems every day another business launches an incubator. Here's what's motivating them to get in the game. These days, it seems, there's an incubator for everything.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Media] By 2018, these 10 industries might not exist:
    billion There''s a growing shift to digital media and online streaming which has hurt the recordable manufacturing industry. billion Newspapers continue to face competition from digital media. Some of these industries are in decline. Some might not even exist in 2018. How does yours stack up? 2013 revenue: $3.87 Source: IBISWorld
  • START UP BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Soundbites from the Future – 2013
    An era defined and dominated by the few who could afford the factories, the media and the distribution systems. We need to have a close look at the worlds two biggest social media networks of Twitter and Facebook – they run open API’s for each other to assist their customers and suppliers switch and share between each other.
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