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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] Just Because You Have a Recycling Program.
    And the media is catching on. Increasing productivity and efficiency can be far more effective in attracting shrewd consumers and improving your bottom line than flashy green media campaigns screaming for attention. doesn't mean you're a "green" company. Overnight, it was everywhere: every company was suddenly "green." Read on.
  • GOOGLE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)
    When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. Change is good. When a product becomes more fun or makes us more efficient, we embrace change.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Media] Do You Need A PR Firm?
    She understands social media. A serial entrepreneur describes her public relations mistakes--so you don't make the same ones. have a young colleague who is starting a new business. So far, she's done well: Her customers love the product, they come back for more, and her distribution is increasing. remembered making this mistake. was $5,000.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] 3 Ways to Outwit Your Competition
    We're all familiar with the epics: battles like Facebook vs Google and Mac vs PC ; they are fought in the public eye with online ads, conferences, billboards, magazines, TV and, increasingly, social media channels. Is it time to wage battle, leverage your business model, or just poke fun of your rival? Here's how to tell. So why wage war?
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
    [Media] Hiring Product Managers
    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 , Jon Stross, lead a conversation around “Hiring Product Manager”. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Cindy F.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Media] Disrupt Education. Save the World.
    Think of what technology has done for, say, television, or media in general. Tweet Is there any generalized institution in the world that needs disruption more badly than education? Right now there are more than a billion people under 10 years old. How well do you think we adults are doing with educating all those kids? It seems so obvious.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] The 25 Best Leadership Bloggers
    ” In addition to helping leaders be thoughtful and purposeful, he also blogs several times a week about productivity, social media, and his personal area of expertise, publishing. Anyone who has ever tried to lead people will tell you leadership is more like art than science. Michael McKinney. John Maxwell. Bob Burg. Michael Hyatt.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] How One Smart Infographic Saved a Company
    Once it launched the popular Formspring social media product, it found it served a different user base. What if you had to change your company name and URL and hope your customers would find you again? Here's how Formspring overcame its rebranding trouble. Formstack started as Formspring, but the company had two lines of business. link].
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready
    Monitor behaviors like email opens and click-throughs, social media engagement, and downloads. How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Ellen Gomes – Enjoy! . The same is true for businesses of all sizes.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014
    [Media] [Review] Thrive
    Surprisingly, the most consistent advice given by Huffington (founder of one of social media’s biggest brands) revolves around how we should limit technology’s role in our lives. How do you define success? Can it be measured by wealth or power alone? Apparently no. Delicately seasoned with memorable quotes from literary giants like T.S.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Start a New Business for $100
    About the author: Natalie Sisson is a Suitcase Entrepreneur who shows you how to build a business you love from anywhere, using online tools, social media and outsourcing. This is a guest post by Natalie Sisson of The Suitcase Entrepreneur. My challenge to you today is to start a new business with $100. It may not initially be world changing.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [Media] The National Broadband Plan
    She had a lot of fun with the fact that our nation's broadband plan was being distributed to congress and the media in paper form in a binder. I went down to Washington, DC yesterday to participate in an event that celebrated the 25th anniversary of.com. military ranked 17th in the world, you can bet that as a. The vital. second-class.
  • MASSIVE GREATNESS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Media] "The Math"
    Earlier today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Ryan Lawler led a media panel. On it, sat Alison Moore, HBO’s Senior Vice President of Digital Platforms. Naturally, the topic of selling HBO direct-to-consumers via HBO Go came up. Here’s the thing: it’s math. Of course. But such a statement should also be a huge red flag for the company. The math.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Media] Friends and Family: Largest Startup Funding Source
    Finally, you will develop tactics such as building quality links to your website through social media and professional article writing to boost your rankings in the search engines. billion annually. Surprisingly, friends and family contributed nearly three times the amount of capital to thousands of startups each year. Have a game plan.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] Are There Any Innovations Left in Golf? Maybe This One.
    Lacking the means to get their message out through traditional channels, OnCore needs to adopt an unconventional marketing approach with a focus on social media, says Steve Cody, an Inc. They also have been making an effort to engage customers through social media, running contests and offering golf tips and product information.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Media] How and where to find a co-founder for your startup
    Social media channels can surprisingly lead you to potential partners as well. George Deeb  is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based  Red Rocket Ventures , a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. Often times, a startup entrepreneur has a good business idea, but doesn’t know how to build the product or service.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [Media] 10 Times You're Better Off Saying Nothing at All
    This one is among the scourges of social media. You know the saying that sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all? Here are 10 of the times when that is most true. You''ve probably read before about the key phrases that greatest leaders say every day. When the other side in a negotiation starts debating against itself.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] My top blog posts from 2013
    This blog is very much a journal of what I’m currently doing and thinking, which lines up nicely as you look at this list: 2009 – Social media and digital dominated my posts. 2010 – Still very much social media content, but more entrepreneurship popping in. Because – pinch me – that’s what my career is now.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] World online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011
    Would not be surprised if the free fall is even faster for physical media than what is predicted. World online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011 : infoneer-pulse : Global online music revenues are expected to rise by about 7 percent this year to $6.3 By 2015, Gartner forecasts online music spending will rise to $7.7 billion from $5.9
  • MARKETING JUNKIE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Media] Consistency is One Key to Killer Branding
    Make sure that your logo is clearly displayed and when possible, use the same color scheme on all of your collateral materials, including social media. By Anita Wong. Does your website look one way, your blog another way, your Facebook fan page still another way, and your Twitter page looks like something else?
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
    [Media] Medialets Announces Universal Mobile Ad SDK
    Publishers can serve Medialets rich media ads, ads from other mobile ad networks as well as ads from their own first party ad server – all from one SDK. Earlier this week, Medialets made a significant announcement : the launch of their universal mobile ad SDK. We’re excited that Medialets is in the middle of the mobile ad revolution.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Media] How to Start a Business in a Month – #30DayChallenge
    People will review you, people will talk about you on social media sites, people will write about you. Setting up profiles on social media websites. For many businesses today, this happens in the form of social media accounts, which can often stand in for a customer service team. We’d love to hear from you if you are.
  • LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
    [Media] The Value of a Twitter Follower
    There is a lot of information asymmetry in social media. by Puja Ramani and Sampada Telang What we learned from applying the life time value analysis as well as engagement funnel analysis techniques for Twitter: Our goal was to estimate the value of a Twitter follower for various publishers on Twitter. Summary of key learnings 1.1
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] 3 Secrets of the Most Shareable Tweets
    From detailed scientific guides to personal experiments on double tweeting and a host of tech tools that claim they can help you fine tune your tweeting schedule, business owners looking for social media best practice could spend days trawling through all the expert advice that’s out already available. That’s elementary.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Media] Perfecto Mobile Gets Perfect Backer in Vodafone Ventures for App Testing in the Cloud
    The sum of the round was undisclosed, but sources in the Israeli media estimate it at $4-5 million. V odafone’s venture capital arm made a strategic minority investment in Israeli startup Perfecto Mobile , joining previous backers Carmel Ventures and  Vertex Venture Capital who invested $7 million ten months ago.
  • 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?
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Socialware Raises Series C from CrunchFund and Others
    Socialware, the leader in social media compliance and engagement, today announced that CrunchFund, founded by tech industry veterans Michael Arrington, Patrick Gallagher, and MG Siegler, will join other investors in a $7M series C round of funding. Many companies miss the mark by only leveraging social [.].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 3 Reasons Starting a Family Is Good for Business
    This is constantly a topic of focus in the media regarding women-owned businesses (as if men don''t have kids too), which make up only 35% of the total entrepreneurial population. There''s a myth that having a family and running a company are incompatible, but here are 3 reasons why kids can be a business advantage.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Why You Should Launch Your Start-up at CES
    You also have the value of serendipity, which you don't really have in other media. This year, 150 start-ups are angling for the spotlight at the world's biggest tech trade show. Chairman Gary Shapiro explains why. International CES, the world's largest tech trade show, opens today in Las Vegas. In 2013, far more will try their luck.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Who Are Your Online Competitors? Find Out for Free
    Finally, ensure that you are first to market by promoting your value-add content on social media platforms and industry websites. Discover opportunities that online competitors haven't yet found by using these free analysis tools. Follow the steps below to find opportunities to outperform your competition using free analysis tools. 1.
  • STARTUPENGINEERING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] Bombs in Boston and Ideas that Bomb
    A very perceptive, connected, media savvy, friend just wrote some nonsense to me about the terrible events in Boston over the last few days.  He wrote “ who would have thought that the blow-back from Chechnya would come to America in the form of an attack on the Boston Marathon?” There’s a well studied. When the bombs went.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Media] Episode 6: Cameron Hates Our YouTube Ad | The Bcast
    Check out our Social Media Response Flow Chart. manage our social media for Bplans and LivePlan, and about a month ago, I got a tweet. Just something else to think about too is, from the social media aspect, not being afraid of people reaching out to you and saying something negative. Who is Cameron? Peter: Oh? Interesting.
  • 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?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Join the Sign up Your Startup Challenge and get free tools to help your business succeed
    Free publicity and materials for your website and social media efforts. Business is all about competition. If you’re not competing against other businesses for customers or market share, you’re competing against yourself, trying to beat previous revenue figures. We’ve got the spirit here at Bplans. Plenty! Business Plannin
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Media] 10 Reasons Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Working
    This is a social media death sentence. If you’re using Facebook for your business, you may have noticed that your marketing attempts aren’t performing to the level you’d originally hoped. There are several reasons why this might be the case. They’re boring. Not using an effective image in your ads. You haven’t adequately tested the market.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Everything You Need to Know About the New Twitter Ads
    The Social Media Retargeting Opportunity Americans spend over three hours a day on social networking sites. There was a problem, though: people aren''t interested in buying products or services when they''re looking at pictures of cats on social media. Here''s how it works. Do Twitter Ads Work? Previously, they were pretty awful.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] Your community of peers
    We’ve done this a few times before (Jason put together a Digital Home summit and, along with Walter Knapp from our portfolio company Lijit , I organized a Digital Media Summit in Boulder – in both cases the attendees were both Foundry portfolio companies as well as many other companies from within the ecosystem).
  • MASSIVE GREATNESS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Media] Twitter's Landscaping Problem
    Rich media, best viewed on computers and smartphones. Twitter. On the surface, it’s another year, another b h session. Developers are up in arms! Everyone is threatening to leave! Or, at least, hundreds of people! There’s talk of open source competitors! It’s over! Maybe! Everything is starting to point to something bigger.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] Apple's Soho Store Launches Meet the Actor Series
    Plus, it got the media''s attention--ehem. Is it worth it to launch an event unrelated to your brand? Here''s a tech event even Hollywood would love. Actress Allison Williams, star of the hit HBO series Girls, gave a talk on acting and tech startups last week at a Manhattan Apple store. First, the event got people into an Apple store.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] Power Shift in Silicon Valley?
    The firm's aggressive efforts have brought extensive media coverage and big money. With the hottest start-ups widely sought after, VC firms try new ways to stand out. Silicon Valley appears to be seeing a power shift from VCs to entrepreneurs. Each year about 15 deals account for 97% of all venture capital profits, reports the paper.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Bad content is worse than no content: How to create stuff that doesn’t stink
    They figured out that their audience likes up-to-date marketing news, inbound marketing tips and the latest statistics on SEO, blogging, social media and marketing trends—all packaged in concise, readable posts. Jake Athey is the Marketing Manager for Widen Enterprises. When was the last time you were enthralled by B2B “content?”. final test.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Your Guide to Launching a Home-Based Business
    Social media, email newsletters, donations to charities, and business cards are a good place to start, or learn how to get your existing customers to do your marketing for you. . Thinking about starting a business from your home? Plenty of well-known businesses have started with simple home-based roots. Working from home can be distracting.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] [Interview] Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, On Crowdsourcing
    There are many ideas and movements that aim to get businesses or communities to act and put social media into a bigger and much better context: the sharing economy, access economy, collaborative consumption, co-creation, collaboration, open innovation amongst others. Do you think it’s a fad that will die down anytime soon?
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
    [Media] The #1 Goal of Your Website
    Social media routes (including blogging) are all fantastic avenues for building an audience. Email should be your first goal, with social media approaches coming once you have this cornerstone cemented in place. Photo by Daquella Manera. This post is an adaptation of a portion of my 2010 Business of Software talk. Unfollow.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] The Case For Creating A Podcast For Your E-Commerce Or Software Company
    But when you consider Pew’s State of The Media Report finding over 32% of Americans also report “Liking” audio podcasts, and Apple reporting over 1 billion combined subscriptions, something becomes apparent… image source. Podcast consumers also spend a significantly larger portion of their time using Social Media. image source.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] The Real Reason Amazon Announced Delivery Drones Last Night
    If you figure Amazon got 30 30-second commercials'' worth of time, you can estimate that it got about $3 million worth of "earned" media. It might have something to do with $3 million in free advertising on Cyber Monday. He called the service Amazon Prime Air. The thing is, Amazon Prime Air won''t be available for many years.
  • 500 HATS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009
    [Media] Gordon Gekko 2.0: Flipping is GOOD. (aka Memo to Jason Fried.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Startup Metrics for Pirates & KILL A FEATURE! The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Facebook Ads Suck?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] How to Harness the Power of We
    Think about all the key areas: not just accounting and finance, technology, sales and marketing, communications, operations and strategy, but graphic design, social media and creativity. Collaborations can bring your business into entirely new territories--if they''re done right. As entrepreneurs we are used to being our own one-stop-shop.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] How To Reject A Job Candidate The Right Way
    Job applicants freely share their experiences, good and bad, through a wide range of social media platforms. It may suddenly find itself awash in bad press, the target of considerable social media ire and finger-pointing. by Barry Sloane, President and CEO of Newtek Business Services. Things are different today. End on a positive note.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] A (Modest) Defense of Foursquare
    One of Silicon Alley''s staples is in the media doghouse. billion sale of Tumblr--Silicon Alley''s other grown-up-ish Silicon Alley social-media start-up--as one point of envy for Foursquare employees. Here''s what we shouldn''t forget about the check-in pioneer as it grows up. Foursquare is four years old. The piece points to the $1.1
  • ROB GO  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Boston Strong
    But forget what the media says. Maybe this is why the tech community here has been less embraced by pop-tech media which seems to care more about movie-star investors than real businesses. There are things on the ground here that make this place really great, and the folks that were honored last night really hammered it home for me.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Media] The Lean Startup Book is here
    Media businesses are amplifiers – of people, of ideas, of (too often) total BS. I am no longer writing a book. The Lean Startup Book is done. Finally, really, truly, done. On July 4, I celebrated Independence Day by making my very last revisions to the paper (!) page proofs, and mailing (!) them back to my publisher. believe we can. link].
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Media] What The F#$% Should You Name Your Startup?
    It was at that point that I remembered the What the Fuck Should I Make for Dinner and What The Fuck is My Social Media Strategy websites. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. April 18th, 2011 What The F#$% Should You Name Your Startup? note : affiliate link attached.)
  • 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  |  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.
  • NEXTWALA  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] Disruption in the Location/Local/LBS Stack - NextWala
       You might be in advertising, automotive, retail, enterprise software, local media or something else. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. Tweet.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Media] Event Marketing Is Making A Comeback
    Social Media Event Marketing Facebook and LinkedIn allow you to set up events and announce them to your contacts there. Local Broadcast Media Call your local newspaper reporters and TV/radio stations and let them know about each event. And I used it myself a few months ago and am starting to do more of it. read more. Dave Lavinsky
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: 8 Steps To a Successful Redesign
    Use Alexa to analyze their website ranking and traffic; use Topsy to better understand their social media presence and strategy; Quantcast can help with analysis of traffic and demographics; and Hubspot’s Marketing Grader can be used to analyze their marketing funnel. 3. Don’t expect that the process with be completed overnight. Goals.
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Media] The Opportunity Fund
    In 2004 the entire market capitalization of the social media sector was probably less than $100M. We founded Union Square Ventures in 2003 to invest in the applications layer of the web. Over the last seven years, we have refined that investment focus. We now invest almost exclusively in Internet services that create large networks. Focus
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] A Novel Way to Think of the Future of Hardware Design
    When LittleBits founder Ayah Bdeir read that, she was unsurprised. "I hate to break it to you, but that''s already happened," she said Thursday during her talk at O''Reilly Media''s hardware-themed Solid 2014 conference. LittleBits founder Ayah Bdeir said that many of of today''s emerging technologies are too rigid and esoteric.
  • TECHCRUNCH.COM  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
    [Media] Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups
    She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, majoring in Writing and Art, and moved to New York City shortly after graduation to work in the Media industry. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama. Guides. Smartphones. Tablets. Digital Cameras. Laptops.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] How Kaltura Went From Free-Spirited Collaboration Tool to the Future of Online Video
    Kaltura is seen as a market leader in video-publishing tools, and sells custom solutions to media companies (such as Disney), educational institutions (including Harvard University), and enterprise companies (IBM is a customer). When Kaltura launched, it set out to be Wikipedia for video. After a wise pivot, it took off. Here''s what''s next.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] Website Crashing? 5 Things to Do Now
    Your response on social media is key, too. GoDaddy went down earlier this week, taking many small businesses' sites with it. Here's what to do if you're ever in those shoes. That's terrible news for those affected and also for GoDaddy, which will certainly lose customers. But perhaps some good can be wrung from the incident.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Startups can point to the future
    This morning I’ll be heading over to attend Startup Riot , a one-day conference in Atlanta (put on by my friend @sanjay and fellow Shotputter ) where 50 startups get three minutes each to pitch their business to hundreds of venture capitalists, angel investors, other entrepreneurs and the media. Start-ups Technology startup riot
  • GENUINE VC  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
    [Media] Seven Lessons I've Learned Organizing Events
    And of course social media has helped spread the word, from the nearly two thousand Twitter followers ( @webinno ) to all of the blog posts attendees write as follow up. For the past five years, I’ve been organizing a regular event here in Boston called the Web Innovators Group (aka “WebInno”). But I don’t think that’s a necessary ingredient.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Media] 9 Surprisingly Good Reasons to Turn Off Your Smartphone
    Someone is explaining something you either already know or don''t need to know so you wander over to your email or to your social media accounts. You probably already know that taking a break from technology is good for you. But take a look at just how good it can be. He''s on a mission to get that message out. Yes it can. Like this post?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Media] Adform's U.S. Expansion Starts With New Sales & Support Offices in NYC and L.A.
    based publishers interested in expanding their rich-media offerings, as well as media buyers who want to launch programmatically executed branding campaigns. based brands can now leverage our Brand-Led Media Platform to launch highly creative multi-screen digital campaigns that deliver the massive scale they need.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Media] How To Open Your Own Boat Rental Business
    Create A Blog And Use Social Media. Social media is another tool you can use to enhance brand awareness. Do you love the sea and want to create your own business where you can share that passion with others? However, there are many things that you will need to consider, before you can explore this horizon: Do Your Research.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Dr.Liz Alexander on Co-Authorship
    So he’s reaching out to those people for testimonials, and to help promote the book. I’m a former freelance journalist interested in which media channels are talking extensively about thought leadership. Please check it out. Liz and Craig have not met before and the entire process of long-distance collaboration was awesome.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
    [Media] Introducing Online Marketing School
    Basically the only thing we’re not spending a whole lot of time on is social media marketing—because I think as startups we tend to forget about just about every other any other kind of traditional marketing out there, or that it’s just one part of the puzzle. How do you run a keyword campaign? What’s an affiliate network?
  • 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.
  • DEIMAR  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Optimizing Customers' Decision?Making Process | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Feb 9, 2012. Optimizing Customers Decision‐Making Process. by Deimar Gutierrez. 9.2.12. Pin It. Freedom is associated with the capabilities to choose. Related articles.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Media] Canada: The Next Start-up Frontier?
    And while companies like the Vancouver-based HootSuite, a social media management tool, and Ottawa's Shopify, have certainly made names for themselves, they're not the types of tech juggernauts that beget thriving start-up ecosystems. With its new Startup Visa program, Canada's hoping to lure foreign entrepreneurs. to the punch." As the U.S.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] Good Marketing Strategy Becomes Culture :: Small Business.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Small Business Marketing Pillars
    About Patrick Giammarco: I’m a marketing consultant and digital technology and Social Media coach. I am also the owner of PWG Marketing. Enjoy this guest post from Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Patrick Giammarco. photo credit: Sam Beebe, Ecotrust via photopin cc. It’s no secret. These are challenging times for small businesses.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [Media] 6 ways to monetize a user-based business model
    As we’ve grown, we’ve added a number of items to our marketing platform that includes mobile and desktop websites, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), paid search technology for optimizing online media buys across desktop and mobile devices, display advertising, local maps optimization and review management. – Shane Snow , Contently.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] The Rise of Silicon Roundabout – Tech City UK in 10 Links
    London’s most influential people in Digital media, according to the Evening Standard top 1000 list  [link]. If you haven’t heard about the quick rise of the London startup scene, it’s time you pay attention. Curated view of London startup tweeps (by Twitter account): [link]. link]. Share/Bookmark.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Media] Marketing Automation: What is it and Why Should I Care?
    For starters, marketing automation refers to technology that allows marketing departments and organizations to more effectively market on multiple online channels (such as email, social media, websites, etc.) Marketing Automation: What is it and Why Should I Care? Marketers, meet your secret weapon: marketing automation. Sounds good, right?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Media] These 2 Start-ups Rock at Strategic Partnerships
    The company also just launched its first media partnership, as their box will be featured in a spread of "Summer Essentials" in June's Details magazine. Start-ups can get a huge boost from partnering with larger companies. Bespoke Post and Parking Panda are growing thanks to key partners. Here's how they did it. How's Parking Panda doing?
  • KEVIN DEWALT  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
    [Media] Boston Tragedy & Why Entrepreneurs Do What We Do
    Tim and I first met in 2006 while serving as advisers on a National Science Foundation investment panel.  A year later he founded Buzzient , a company that provides Social Media Analytics & Social CRM services. For every great week of media coverage, new customer, or round of funding there can be months and years of toiling in obscurity.
  • A CROWDED SPACE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Media] Crowdsource all the way
    Feels to me like the big missing things in crowdsourcing are more online marketing options for things like SEO and social media and content creation. Crowdsourcing is awesome, I'm a big fan. This is of course mostly hypothetical, but for many of these steps, I believe the crowdsourcing options are the best path. Get it funded: [link].
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] 17 Unspoken Rules Of LinkedIn Etiquette
    On most social media networks, it seems like anything goes. Things are a little more loose on Facebook and Twitter, but LinkedIn is strictly professional, giving it a different kind of status when it comes to etiquette. You have to be careful about what you put out there, how you make your requests, and remember to be polite. Be personal.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010
    [Media] The rise of RTB and our investment in Triggit
    And while there are a number of companies creating DSP’s (including, of course, Invite Media who recently sold to Google) few (if any) were built from the ground up to exist in the exchange world as it’s currently evolved to. that are playing a part in these exchanges is changing rapidly. We’re thrilled to have Triggit in the Foundry family.
  • THE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS BLOG @ SIMON  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [Media] Targeting Your Ideal Clients
    Additionally, you could buy spots on a specific radio station or TV show that appeals to this type of buyer, rather than buying general media time to “kinda cover all the bases.&#. by Victoria Reynolds. Ask yourself, who your best customers are, and why?  What are their needs and problems?  Make sense? Adventures in Data Analysis.
  • THE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS BLOG @ SIMON  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Media] Good Practices for Delivering Bad News
    Related posts: Tip of the Week – Create clear policies around electronic media. by Lauren Dixon. Creating a forum to communicate to your employees is a critical component of building a great place to work. How do you deliver bad news? Deliver clear and concise information, and stick to the facts. Bad news is part of any company and culture.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Nine Keys to Entrepreneurial Survival
    My very first business, Point Blank Media, I was forced to sell my share to my partner because I just couldn’t make it another month. Instead we tried to act like a big ad agency and make money on media buying. Guerilla Innovation — Chapter Thirteen. With grit, luck, and skill, you just might make it to Aqaba. It killed us.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Media] “Your Site Has a Cadence:” The Best Blog Post from 2012 You Never Read
    This morning I was talking with an exec at YouTube about where the site stands today in a competitive media landscape. Eugene Wei is either great himself or has a solid nose for greatness or maybe both. He’s done product stints at Amazon and Hulu before ending up at current Flipboard gig. Eugene’s post is more subtle.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] The accelerating rate of change
    Try and imagine what you would have said if ten years ago someone had told you that Facebook and Twitter would dominate the media landscape by 2013. Moore’s Law is perhaps the best known example of an enduring exponential improvement, but it’s just one of many. Don’t make that mistake. will blog it tomorrow.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] Helping Your Employees in a Time of Crisis
    The Boston bombings hit the media and everyone is aware. When tragedy strikes, looking out for your employees is not only the right thing to do, but the right thing for your business. Amy M. lives in Utah, which is pretty far from Boston. Still, the events of Monday''s bombing shook her deeply. Be compassionate. Giving an extra vacation day.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
    [Media] Houston@SXSW 2010
    It’s sometimes called “Geek Spring Break&# , and it has become the premiere destination for tech startups, digital media and the forward thinking business people to find out “What’s Next&#. Houston@SXSW. Monday, March 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM. Hudson on Fifth. 301 W. Austin, TX 78701. RSVP: [link]. Facebook: [link]. link].
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [Media] What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Pt. I)
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 16 December 2009 What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Pt. I) I’m a simple guy. basically have just two passions in life: startups and sailing. Last fall, after nearly a decade spent working with startups, my wife and I embarked on an extended ‘sailing sabbatical.’ Build The Boat For The Task At Hand.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Want HR to Matter? Start with the CEO.
    The CEO must chose Another useful snapshot on social media describes an exchange between a CFO and CEO. If the CEO isn''t accountable for a company''s people and culture, who is? The recent discussion about “why we no longer need human resources” obscures the larger issue. Organizational health is similar to personal health.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] 8 Things You Need to Know Today
    Marketing consultant John Jantsch explains how to use social media to get a wider view of the "buyer''s world" and find out who all the stakeholders are that could potentially kill a deal.-- A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. 1. Duct Tape Marketing 3. CNET 5. Adweek 7. Pand
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] Why You Need to Typecast Yourself
    “Social media expert,” for example, will sound as lame in five years as “web site expert” sounds today. To be successful, entrepreneurs need to attract super-talented people. To do that, find the one thing you're really good at. And refuse to do anything else. This means a few things. It’s harder than you think.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] When It Comes to Online Marketing, Don't Forget About Reddit
    Influence Agents advises businesses on their social media strategies. Here are five ways you can use Reddit to boost your online presence. You''re used to hearing from marketing professionals that your company should be engaged on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest. But what about Reddit? And that passion could work in your favor.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often
    But there''s a definite payoff to making real (not just professional or social media) friends. Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions. Good news and bad news: unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is determined by personality traits that are largely hereditary.
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