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  • THINKING ABOUT THINKING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
    [Media] Global VC Blog Directory – Ranked By # of Google Reader Subscribers (Sept 2009)
    Todd Klein, Legend Ventures, Media VC (96). This is an old version of the VC Blog Directory.  Click Here for the updated Q409 version: Global Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – Ranked By Monthly Uniques (Q409). The Global VC Blog Directory (# of Subs). Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technology Ventures, How To Change The World (24,356).
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Media] Simple Formula to Propel Your Business
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Creating Customer Bliss Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? Mike uses a no nonsense and pretty matter of fact approach to describe one of the most powerful ways to build a business in the new marketing reality we live in. Are You Making Evil Plans? Podcast Launch Mike Stelzner
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] 10 Steps to Teaching Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs
    Most children today are terrible at face-to-face and telephone communication because of the popularity of social media and text messaging. What business owner doesnt wish similar entrepreneurial success for their children, whether they have hopes to pass on the family business one day or can see their child creating their own. Of course!
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: What the hell does a VC do (NSFF)?
    Social Media. (11). Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. What the hell does a VC do (NSFF)? Usually you see NSFW, meaning Not Safe For Work (don’t open the video if at work in case it gets you in trouble). Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010. Email This BlogThis!
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Media] There’s No Bubble in San Diego
    There’s was very little dissent in the 90s or perhaps more accurately, that dissent was easily drown out by the ignorance of the mainstream media. The “is there tech bubble or not’ discussion interesting. Reading guide is below. fall into the “boom before bubble&# pack. And there’s the final point.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Media] 7 Old-School Tips For Cutting-Edge Companies
    made sure we publicized our thought leadership, displayed our award-winning work, and got our names on the Rolodexes of the most important media covering my industry at the time. 7. Even if you''re in a fast-paced, technologically advanced industry, you can always benefit from some traditional wisdom. readers (and this columnist).
  • VENTUREBLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Media] Why the Time for Mobile is Now
    The "Ideas Project" is an effort to bring together a diverse group of smart folks to share their thoughts on the evolution of media. When Nokia started the Ideas Project just a year ago, it was not as blindingly obvious as it is today, that the evolution of media is all about mobile (ok, maybe it was to Nokia). share their big ideas.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] How Equal Are 'Copreneur' Marriages Really?
    Is her sample of 30 partnerships simply skewed by how she found these pairs or who they are, or are media accounts of rosy, modern marital relations among copreneurs the ones that are biased? Imagine a successful entrepreneurial couple who jointly found a business. How do you imagine the gender roles usually get handled?
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
    [Media] Why is Faster Better?
    link] Wiltsie Is trusting a proven source on Twitter different than trusting a proven media source? guess I have very little faith in mainstream media in general. Learn to Duck sometimes it takes getting punched in the face Home About Me(ha!) Story of the Week! You are here: Home / Micah / Why is Faster Better? Why is Faster Better?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
    [Media] 5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work
    That same year I formed The Cutler Group, a public relations agency that helps innovative technology companies achieve high-value media coverage. To avoid that fate, I decided that I would start my own company — and I would make it work. In the beginning, the firm’s assets were limited to $200 in my bank account. Don’t get an office.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] 9 Tips: Boost Your Business With Pinterest
    Through her social media efforts she saw a 75 percent increase in traffic, with Pinterest generating most of that. 3. It may not be as popular as Facebook or Twitter, but this virtual pinboard service is attracting plenty of eyeballs. Here's how to make it work for you. One social site has captured the attention of the masses recently.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Why I Wrote It (And Why You Should Too)
    The media likes talking about and interviewing authors, which allows them to further spread the word about themselves and their companies. This week, I am really excited to release my new book, Start At The End, published by John Wiley & Sons. wrote the book for two core reasons. 1. Yes, many of them will survive using this strategy.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Social Media – Five Reasons Why Quora Matters to Marketers. Don’t get started in social media without an objective, a reason for customers to join you, control of your identify, and a plan to drive participation. tags: blog media journalism. tags: blog media journalism. tags: blog. – Technology Review.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
    [Media] My Notes From The Ed Dale Internet Marketing Seminar
    He’s constantly talking about the future before it gets here, and it’s clear this is a passion of his more so than a business interest – he just likes to geek out on technology, marketing, social media and the web, but always refers back to how it could be used to make money. Just how I like it. What Are We Talking About.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [Media] What Makes an Entrepreneur (3/11) – Ability to Pivot
    They had signed up Gawker Media and the New York Post. They had signed up Glam Media and TMZ. This is part of my new series on  what makes an entrepreneur successful.  I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. If you haven’t spent time over there you should. Great entrepreneurs pivot.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Media] The Upstart’s Guide To Boosting A Firm’s Sex Appeal
    Figuratively speaking, it’s important to get engaged with your customers via the major social media sites, in the hope of sparking a two way conversation. Sex sells. Dead wrong, buddy. Here’s how: Trim Your Bush. Don’t Be Selfish. Loosen Your Collar. Get Engaged. Stay On Top. Keep on top of what’s hot in your industry. Have something to say.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] 8 Personality Traits Of Effective Business People
    Love them or hate them, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and Huffington Post Media co-founder Arianna Huffington are three successful business leaders who understand the value of creativity in business. Some of our country’s most lauded leaders in business, technology, and science are creative individuals.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] [Review] Harry Potter: The Story Of A Global Business Phenomenon
    According to the author, the advent of social media networks and online buzz triggered a huge Word-Of-Mouth (WOM) growth of the Harry Potter franchise beyond that of predecessors like C.S With its unprecedented wave of success, the world of Harry Potter has left many wondering if such a feat could be repeated ever again. Content is key. 
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Media] A World Beyond Google? Does it exist?
    Bing is also on the forefront of social media integration and uses plenty of data from Facebook and Twitter to give life to its searches. If you’re interested in building a niche site or getting your web content ranked highly, it’s tempting to focus solely on the granddaddy of search engines. First, Get Your House in Order. Who is using Bing?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Media] Holy Schmoly! Finnish PM Gets Startups' Anxiety
    Helsingin Sanomat ran a story on Mari Kiviniemi, the Finnish Prime Minister, who has expressed her thoughts on European state of affairs regarding digital media. What she's saying here is that the European non-functioning markets should be better built for both consumers and online companies generating value.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
    [Media] Delighting customers is the surest way to build long term value
    Bezos finishes his letter with a comment on the tension between constantly delighting the company and building shareholder value: Our heavy investments in Prime, AWS, Kindle, digital media, and customer experience in general strike some as too generous, shareholder indifferent, or even at odds with being a for-profit company.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Media] Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 an iPhone Killer?
    Wireless Download Speeds and Performance Offering 3G wireless speeds, the Galaxy S3 provides industry standard performance when browsing the Web, downloading apps, or accessing streaming media. See how Samsung's latest--and most highly anticipated--Android device stacks up against the competition. Siri is still the better assistant for hire.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Halloween Haunts Go Hi-Tech
    TicketLeap is an online exchange, integrated with social media, where tickets to concerts, theatre, and sporting events are bought and sold. TicketLeap, a online ticket exchange, helps local haunts go hi-tech. When you end up with 1,000 people at your door, you need a cost effective way to verify tickets," he says. All they need is a laptop.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013
    [Media] The easiest path to growth and profit is up: why startups should focus on the long-tail
    For example, Hootsuite started as a free Twitter tool for small/medium business and casual users; it’s now a social media dashboard serving Fortune 500 companies like Seagate and Pepsico. The easiest path to growth and profit is up, and the most deadly attacks come from below . This quote from Clayton M. News Clayton M.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] How to Beat Your Competition (And Keep Your Integrity)
    We say things our competitors won''t, connect directly with our fans on social media and engage our customers in a fun way." --Jordan Eisenberg, President, UrgentRx ; EO Colorado Focus on you. Entrepreneurs offer their best tips for getting ahead of their rivals. Competition is always fierce in business. Interviews, articles, podcasts, etc.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why
    Social media will be pervasive in the enterprise and is primarily driving by customer interactions. Fred Wilson recently posted a great video on his blog  with the CEO of Forrester Research, George Colony. The money slide is the graphic below. The chart shows three scarce resources and their improvements over time. will cover this in my post.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] Winning Startup Weekend and Competing In the Global Startup Battle
    We created a one minute video promoting our concept, and spread the word through social media, local news sources , and word of mouth to get votes. Startup Weekend is back in town on Friday at the Houston Technology Center. The At both events that I participated, I attended with Dave Cebrero, a longtime friend and talented designer.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [Media] Intermission: Derry’s UK City of Culture 2013 Bid
    Derry could host high-profile media events including the Turner Prize, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, The Brits and the RIBA Stirling Prize. Here are just a few things that could be coming to Derry for 2013 when we win: Up to 2000 new jobs. Up to £300 million would be brought to the region. ‘Like’ the bid on Facebook.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Media] Chewing the Fat With Chef Eric Ripert
    If you don''t have a good communication between your brand and the media and your guests, then your restaurant--or any business--has little chance of surviving. In part, that means working with the media to bring awareness and to be in some way fashionable without adopting the trend of the moment. That''s your core team. In short, yes.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] No More Woof aims to read dogs' minds - Surpasses Crowdfunding goal
    No More Woof has already been featured by a large selection of media –  Engadget ,  Businessweek ,  TechBeat and many more. Earlier this month  No More Woof was announced as a  IndieGoGo project. they  state. The idea, initiated by enthusiasts, started as a  short video. And there still are 49 days to go.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Media] Some Tips On Effective Networking
    by Roger Smith, Technology Marketing Specialist at  Hypersoft. Effective networking is one of the most powerful entrepreneurial skills you need to master to advance in your personal and professional life.  The larger IoT meetup was particularly challenging, due to the crowded bar it was held in. minutes on 4/9/2014 and 4.2 minutes on 4/10/2014.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] The Social TV Space Heats Up
    And in December, San Francisco-based Miso, founded in March 2010, raised $4 million from Khosla Venture, Google Ventures, and Hearst Interactive Media. Among other things, "we are working on building a more personalized, media-rich second screen experience for phones, tablets and GetGlue.com," he said. IBM bought it in 2003.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
    [Media] 11 Kinds of Popularity
    The 12 Elements of the Social Media Mindset Questionable reasons to become an entrepreneur #8 – Everyone loves me. Without further ado, here they are in no particular order. Some types lend themselves to be popular within closed circles and others more broadly. 1. The Fun Type: You are always fun to be around. It is never the same.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Media] The Fantastic, Dystopian Future of Social Networking
    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  |  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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] How to Create a Positive Learning Culture
    This mindset of learning and critical inquiry allowed Ogilvy to build a global media empire. No one has all the answers--and that's actually a good thing. Here's how you should approach creating a better learning environment. Face it: You don’t know everything. Make learning a daily habit. Allow mistakes and celebrate them at times.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
    [Media] Product Management for Startups in Los Angeles – Steve Gilison
    We just reconnected and so far, what is it we would have talked about if we got together in person? I’ve always respected your work and perspective on internet businesses and social media so I wanted to pick your brain about opportunities in this space for consulting and full-time employment; how do I position myself? Wow, great questions.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
    [Media] The Way I Work: Will Dean, Tough Mudder
    For example, Antonia Clark, our head of social media, won a Credo recently when she went above and beyond her job description and helped out the events team on many of the fall events. The CEO of Tough Mudder is obsessed with company culture and strategy. And with finding new ways to make his customers uncomfortable. Electric shocks, anyone?)
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Media] 30 Money Saving Tips For Your Business
    would say the most crucial thing in getting media  coverage is a subtle yet persistent approach.” You’re going to need a bigger bank. Saving money as a small business can be tricky- if you’re a startup especially, money might be tight already. In this list, I will cover: Nearly-Universal Tips. For Those Outside The U.S.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Your Team to Take More Risks
    People generally hate failing but creativity requires it, so how can you persuade your team to tolerate risk? Try a ''failure metric.'' By now it’s a truism that if you want more creativity from your team you have to make sure they’re comfortable taking risks and failing. But, of course, most people naturally hate failing. Failure.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] Kony 2012: Making Video Go Viral
    Make the most of social media. Almost overnight, millions of people watched and shared this 30-minute video. Here are five things it got right. If you haven't already seen "Kony 2012," you should—not only because of its message but also because it's probably going to be one of the most successful viral videos of the year.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Lessons for Brooklyn: Information Spillover at the Roots of NYC Tech
    It's not an accident that VC firms started converging on NYC in full force when the social media buzz about Foursquare back in '09 "leaked" the info that there was something amazing going on in this community. Talk of buildings and incubators reminded me of the story of Building 20 from "Where Good Ideas Come From". ".Legendary
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] allensblog: Entrepreneurs: No Passive "Taglines"
    allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Entrepreneurs, Gambling & the Schmuck Factor: How a Major Upcoming Milestone May Hurt Fundraising | Main. | For Entrepreneurs and Startups: Painful Lesson Re-Learned » June 05, 2012. Entrepreneurs: No Passive "Taglines".   No one (not even VC's!)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Extreme Job Candidates: Should You Hire Them?
    In other words, the media is descending up on her like crazy. From viral videos to Batman costumes, some people will do just about anything to get noticed. Should you hire them? Daniel Conway wrestled in gravy, bribed a recruiter with Monopoly money and dressed up like Batman, all in the hopes of landing a job. Why not? And why not?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Twenty Eight :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    GaggleAMP – tool that let’s you get your customers and partners involved in amplifying your social media campaigns. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr. Note: There have been some updates since I published th.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Media] Don’t Be A Donald (Sterling, That Is) – 5 Lessons For CEOs And Business Owners
    There are several instances where supervisor-employee conversations are secretly recorded and posted to social media. This is a key example of what can happen when organizations let down their guard against intolerance and racism. The blame falls on the whole of the organization, not just Donald Sterling. Have A Zero Tolerance For Racism.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
    [Media] If I Gave You a $100,000 Marketing Budget, What Would You Do With It?
    Social Media. Let’s face it: developing a marketing budget for a small business is usually not a very big priority. Typically, we just don’t have enough money to warrant having a formal marketing budget. Sometimes we just ignore doing one because it’s depressing. Why bother? The answer is quite simple. Marketing Strategy.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Media] 6 Gorgeous Wordpress Themes for Small Business Sites
    Yola.com is an award winning website builder that makes it easy for small businesses to create a website. With Yolas professional templates and easy-to-use tools, you can make a website that helps you stand out from the competition. In fact, it can easily be used to manage a Website for products and businesses, without or without a blog. Beautiful!
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011
    [Media] The Low IQ Genius You Need to Talk To Now
    And they know the media they read/watch/view and the most effective ways to reach them. If you're looking to start or grow your business, there's one person you need to speak with right away. And this person is not a startup guru. Nor are they a marketing whiz. This quote is so amazingly true. They know what their greatest challenges are.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Media] How to Find Hundreds of Business Ideas
    Things that I do on a regular basis that could potentially be turned into business ideas include glass painting, writing, researching, jewelry making, fixing jewelry, illuminated lettering, social media training, and so on. There’s a new social media site on the block that has capitalized on anger. For others, it’s nearly impossible.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] Bottoms Up Everyone: A New Economic Revolution Is Upon Us
    Before founding WePay, Clerico worked in technology investment banking at Jefferies & Company, where he advised enterprise software, digital media and financial technology companies on M&A and capital market transactions. by Bill Clerico, CEO of WePay. Got a cool product idea? Enter the Bottom-Up Economic Revolution.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] [Review] Knock ‘Em Dead: Secrets & Strategies For Success In An Uncertain World
    There’s also great advice on how you can leverage online and offline community and professional networks – such as LinkedIn – as well as social media tools, as well as quickly get into conversations with the people that do matter in the hiring process. You are MeInc, a brand new start-up with a successful future to be won.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Do Agencies Need A Moral Compass?
    They don’t care that your media team has the flu. by Uwe Hook, BatesHook. Many people in our industry are thinking about the future of agencies. Mitch Joel wrote a nice piece. spoke about it before. The majority of pundits agree that any successful agency has to be agile. That’s where the moral compass comes in. Period.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] How To Get Tons of Amazon Reviews For Your Book (Or Product)
    This profile will sometimes include the persons email address, or social media contact info. *. *. Unlimited Real, Legit Amazon Reviews. Being that I am an, admittedly, relatively unknown author of business books, it was clear that I needed to show credibility immediately. No one wants to get suckered into buying crap. The proof? But how.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Register for a DBA
    You need to claim any and all social media and internet properties ASAP. Filing for a ‘Doing Business As’ name is usually nowhere near the top of a small business owner’s to-do list. It costs money, requires you to fill out paperwork and, depending on where you do business, might mean running an announcement in a local paper for a few weeks.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
    [Media] Minimize Your Startup Risk: Start Part-Time
    Susan Wilson Solovic is an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, author of three best-selling books, multi-media personality and contributor to ABC News and other outlets, public speaker and attorney. Tweet. Starting a business is risky, but there are ways in which you can minimize your risk. That, too, can be grounds for termination.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Cautionary Tale You think you''ve had bad days on social media? The company has deleted the tweet, apologized, and stated it is investigating the source, but this will be one for the "social media disaster" books.-- A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. 1. Mashable 4.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Traveling the world, meeting startups: What We learned
    Our Winner in Rio Crossfy bridges the gap between old and new media by creating a cross platform interactivity – we saw the app in action and it could have easily come out of a Silicon Valley accelerator like YCobinator or 500 Startups. Many startups are Silicon Valley clones. But startups are also solving local problems.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs April Twenty Three :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Media] Marketing To Retailers
    How will YOU market to retailers? A few trade media outlets you might consider, especially if you’re attending an upcoming trade show : Baby & Children’s Product News. I saw this ad in Baby & Children’s Product News and immediately tore it out and scanned it into my computer. Cleverly and concisely, I might add. 1.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] 500 Startups Hits the Accelerator Pedal (and Program) Again
    Thats the image that you should take away from the funds press release today with a headline that invokes The Fast and the Furious at least. Speed, risk, victory - you get the picture. Those winners are StoryTree , Culture Kitchen , and Volta. The full list is below). Launch early and often," quipped McClure, "and promote early and often."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
    [Media] The Scary Truth About Foreign Bribes
    The story reverberated through all the major media outlets in the United States for the past week. The probe into Walmart's alleged bribery of public officials is interesting, but perhaps unsurprising. In Mexico, "mordida" is a way of life. Can you do business internationally and stick to all your morals? Breuer in a statement at the time.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Media] Natural Way to Run a Business
    Related Posts: Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video The Power of Focus Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Riding With Niner Bikes How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience. The Natural Running Store’s approach is a perfect example of the way to merge high tech with high touch.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
    [Media] Ways to Distinguish Yourself #218 – Look for Lesson #2
    One day, Patricia Lambert from the media giant IPC reached out and made an offer to buy the “Student” magazine for 80,000 Pounds PLUS Richard will get a job to continue as editor of the magazine. Richard Branson (no introduction needed) shares a story from his early entrepreneur days in his book “ Business Stripped Bare.”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] How to Network Like You Really Mean It
    Stop treating your schmoozing like a business card collection contest. Start over with a new goal: quality always trumps quantity. On my desk is a decorative box that''s full to the top with business cards. I''ve collected them at casual encounters, ASJA conferences , and speaking engagements over the past several months. Pick your next tier.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    tags: Blog social media mobile. The CMO Site – Mitch Wagner – CMOs Spending More on Social Media (& Other Useful Stats). tags: Blog social media monitoring. tags: Blog social media. Social Media Report: Spending Time, Money and Going Mobile | Nielsen Wire. tags: Blog social media mobile.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Media] Productivity@Work Resource: Keep Your Communications Safe and Secure
    The more online communications tools you use—website, blog, social media, and more—the more access hackers have to your network and computers. Comcast Business Class Internet gives you the tools you need to keep your business safe from online threats.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How Chris Peters Kickstarted A Beer Bottle Opening iPhone Case (With Ashton Kutcher & Jamie Oliver As Backers) Into A Million Dollar Company
    Along the way they picked up endorsements from Ashton Kutcher and Jamie Oliver, among many other points of exposure in the media. Download the Text Transcript in PDF. Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes. My newsletter subscribers will be well aware that I recently moved to Melbourne. This led to a successful launch for their first product.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
    [Media] Top 7 startup tips
    Compound effort (Our labour compounds over time like interest and investments do, social media takes compound effort). I was asked to give a list to Tim Reid on a few micro marketing / startup tips for his terrific podcast. thought they were worth sharing in point form here. Think micro (Start small, no tiny. tech startups
  • START UP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010
    [Media] New Auto Resume Service
    An amazing new auto resume service is on the web these days. You just go to their website, type in your name, and an extremely detailed and up to date resume is automatically generated. Very nifty: click here to give it a try: [link]. Whether or not you are disappointed with the service or your results is irrelevant. SAT scores are dead.
  • START UP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010
    [Media] ABC 7.30 report – Virtual Offices
    Which goes to show media exposure also has a compounding effect for your startup as well. I was fortunate enough to feature in a story on the ABC 7.30 report this week. The topic was on virtual offices and digital offshoring. My business rentoid got a nice little plug which is a bonus on a non-commercial channel. web businesses
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] How To Write “Compelling” Copy When You Don’t Have An Audience.
    Laura Roeder of LKR Social Media ran an A/B test using Visual Website Optimizer on her homepage to see if changing the sub-headline copy directing visitors to sign up for her newsletter would better conversions. Wondering how to write “compelling” copy? Consider this. Remi Radel. They scan. So where do you start. Peep Laja.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Media] Process Makes Perfect When Completing An IT Project On Time And In Budget
    Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok) Wouldn’t it be nice if all of your IT projects ran with assembly line-like precision and maximum efficiency? How will you keep me involved?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
    [Media] Click.to – Clicking Your Way Around Your Desktop And The Internet
    Earlier we featured Markerly , an online highlighting tool that lets us select and socially bookmarking a particular chunk of text , and immediately sharing it across your social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Let me explain. Click.to Useful? We think so. Click.to should improve desktop productivity by quite a bit.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Media] Playmysong Updates Android App, Talks Growth
    On the business side Playmysong has a partnership with Mood Media, the largest distributor of music for small businesses in Europe. This means it''s super simple for Mood Media customers to add Playmysong to their locations, and it helps Playmysong scale up sales. Playmysong has been on a roll.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
    The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] 7 Tips to Having a Dreaded Conversation
    The idea of involving anyone else or venting frustrations via social media makes me uncomfortable. Surviving Dreaded Conversations , says, "Pussyfooting around isn’t helping you, your employees, or your business."'> Whether it's firing someone or telling an employee they have bad BO, Donna Flagg's cheat sheet will help you through it.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Media] 4 Definitive Ways To Deal With Outages
    The good people behind Twitter would apologize and if it was a slow news day, tech media would pick it up. by Shankar Ganesh, Marketing Analyst at  Freshdesk. Back in 2007-08, I remember when not a week went by without Twitter going down. In fact, sometimes, the fail whale would take ages to load. Buffer – Live blog the post-mortem.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] Contently's Funding Signals It's Time to Embrace Native Ads
    If your business has been advertising solely through traditional media, now may be time to try sponsored content. The startup raised $9 million, another sign of businesses'' desire to cash in on sponsored content. Contently , a native advertising startup, announced it has raised $9 million in a Series B funding round.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
    [Media] 8 Simple Steps to Extreme Personal Productivity
    When you take a break don't watch a little TV or check your social media feeds. How to turn an ordinary workday into an incredibly productive day - no programs, expensive tools, or fancy apps required. Teaching others to improve their personal productivity is big business: Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, David Allen. And it's free. Use it. 2.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Media] Shifting to the Third Screen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast is Chuck Martin, CEO of The Mobile Future Institute and Director of the Center of Media Research at MediaPost Communications Inc and author of The Third Screen: Marketing to Your Customers in a World Gone Mobile. Note: There have been some updates since I published th.
  • 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.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011
    [Media] Where Are They Now: Mixwit
    From what I gather, Cloudskipper is a mobile app that pulls media into a single interface from websites such as Hulu and Soundcloud and from your local device. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. So where are they now? Enjoyed this?
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Media] PayPal puts a new spin on social commerce with Shoptimist
    500+ million people, all of which most likely buy products and services online, are you kidding me? I’ve been talking for a while about my assertion that the future of media is Us.  We. Tags: Social Marketing/Media facebook paypal shoptimist social commerce PayPal has announced a new service they are calling Shoptimist.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012
    [Media] Inspire Olympic-Size Team Spirit in Your Employees
    The marketing team corresponds with our users on social media networks about what's going on, and the engineering team adds messaging in the application (which is the dashboard that pops up after a user logs into our platform) with the latest updates. have a ton of respect for Olympians, no matter what their sport of choice.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Media] How We Launched a Major Music Festival
    We also had press coverage in the New York Times and more than 100 other media outlets worldwide. Within 24 hours of Fireflyfestival.com launching, we had well over $1 million in ticket sales. Here's exactly how we broke into the music festival business. We knew it was the start of our next chapter, of something special. dream big.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Media] Finnish, Swedish Games Heavily Favored At International Mobile Gaming Awards
    Charadium II - On5 - Lithuania Funpark Friends - Tagplay - UK Poker Pals - Aspyr Media, Inc. - US SpellCraft School of Magic - Appy Entertainment - US The Pirate King - Bulkypix - France. This year Barcelona is playing host to the eighth International Mobile Gaming Awards as part of the Mobile World Congress. Almost Best Real World Game.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Most Common Brand Blunders
    Great brands consistently execute across every point of contact--from advertising and social media to sales and customer service. Is your brand failing to live up to your expectations? An advertising expert shares some of the most common brand blunders and how to avoid them. Why does your brand exist? Who is its primary target audience?
  • START UP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Media] Startup School Melbourne – 3 seats left.
    Social media tools. If you’re planning a Corporate Escape or are an early stage entrepreneur. Then 2 day event I’m running is an investment worth considering. For a very simple reason: It’ll save you many thousands in getting your idea to market and real revenue quicker. Here’s some feedback from attendees of last years event: When?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Pebble Already Made History. What's Next?
    Okay, maybe it’s a first world problem, but Eric Migicovsky was tired of taking his phone out of his pocket every time he wanted to check social media or know what was going on in the world. Scrappy wearable computing upstart Pebble is best known for its record-setting fundraising campaign. But can it survive as the big boys move in?
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [Media] My VentureBeat Marketing and Customer Development Articles
    To some, market research only goes as far as finding a really big revenue number to put on the TAM (Total Available Market) slide of their business plan or investment pitch … Continue Reading Is social media worth your marketing dollars? Perspective affects our perceptions… But what if we turn the funnel upside down?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Media] No Succession Plan & an Uncertain Legacy
    Taylor says she is prospecting at different agencies and cultivating video-production and digital-media capabilities. Life After the Inc. 500: An untimely death and no succession plan left Michelle Taylor at the helm of her mother's company, Betah Associates, with no oars. Then, in 2004, Bell-Taylor was found to have lung cancer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] How Joe Fernandez Got His Klout
    Its algorithms comb through social media data: If you have a public account with Twitter, which makes updates available for anyone to read, you have a Klout score, whether you know it or not (unless you actively opt out on Klout’s website). Piece of cake. How do you know you're ready to start a company? billion pieces of data each day.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] Begin With a Referral In Mind
    Would it change how you more fully integrated social media, content and SEO? A referral is the result a job well done, exceeded expectations and delivering an experience worth talking about. Sarah Korf via Flickr. My Grandmother was an old school, every stitch by hand, quilter. Would it make you reassess ways you build trust?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Your Brand Thrive in the Sharing Economy
    The social media-enabled open feedback loop that''s built into the sharing economy is raising the bar on service standards. Success in this climate requires listening to your customers, establishing their trust, and changing your relationship with them in fundamental ways. Top-down business is dead. Of course, this is easier said than done.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
    [Media] [Asia][Event] Echelon 2013 Agenda, Speaker Lineup And Pitching Startups Revealed
    Last week its organizers, tech media and events platform e27 , finally announced its full speaker lineup, agenda and the participating startups pitching for the title of Echelon 2013′s Most Promising Startup. Young Upstarts is a media partner of Echelon 2013. Conference. You can find the full agenda here. MathSpace (Australia).
  • START-UP BUSINESS TALK  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [Media] The Pill That Relieves Most Startup Headaches: Finding Your Target Client
    Let Social Media Help You. Gauge their thoughts, their interests, their social media mannerisms. Without a clear picture of the customer, no business can succeed." Everyone wants to "help everyone." This is great--a business should be able to help everyone. However, it is foolery to think that your business is designed for everyone.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] The 21-Day Job Search: 5 Tips To Ensure Success
    His passion to assist nonprofits has led him to work for Goodwill and a Feeding America Food Bank as a social media strategist and web content manager. by Teddy Hunt. In 21 days, you can redecorate your home, form a new habit, lose enough weight to not feel guilty about indulging while you’re on vacation, or find a job. Know Where to Look.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] Land More E-mail in Your Targets' Inboxes
    Skylist's client list grew to include Microsoft, Nascar, and Disney; it was acquired by New York City marketing firm Datran Media for an estimated $10 million in 2006. Another Baer start-up: UnsubCentral, which also was acquired by Datran Media. mail management company Return Path, a 2006 and 2007 Inc. He founded OtherInbox in 2008.
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