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CONVERSIONXL [Media] 14 List Building Hacks to Grow Your Email Database Fast
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Writing an epic post not only helps drive traffic to your website through search engines and social media… it also builds your credibility faster than most other online marketing initiatives because of the level of insight that visitors gain from reading it. Email marketing is one of the fastest ways to drive sales of any online channel.
- [Media] The Top 10 World's Richest Entrepreneurs
Before working at city hall, the world''s 16th-richest person, who has a fortune valued at $33 billion, held court at his eponymous financial software and media firm Bloomberg LP. Forbes announces it''s annual Rich List. See which founders made the cut. While many entrepreneurs would say money isn''t important, many others want to get rich.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Media] And now for something a little different: First Round portfolio company chloe + isabel launches [#frc]
| MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
If you're an innovator in the fashion space, in the flow of fashion influencers, cover ecommerce/fashion tech/retail for the media, or just generally blanket your social media presence with your uber fashion-forwardness e-mail me and I'll see if I can get you an invite--we're pretty tight already. Tweet. She saw the sneakers, right?
MIKE MICHALOWICZ [Media] RULEBREAKER AWARDS ANNOUNCES 15 CATEGORY WINNERS
| TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
People’s Choice Award: Michael and Marc Guberti of Teenager Entrepreneur, www.teenagerentrepreneur.com, an online membership site that educates and empowers teenage entrepreneurs. “We’re proud to honor entrepreneurs who have succeeded by doing it their way,” said Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media and a co-host of the RuleBreaker Awards.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] A Necessary Trait for Successful Founders: Maturity
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
At the time, SEO was still fairly unchartered territory—as new as personal computers, operating systems and social media were to those previously mentioned tech founders. Industry leaders may be intuitive, innovative, and able to handle risks, but real success requires them to be mature.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
It surprises me how many really smart people I meet still doubt the power of Twitter. It seems the urge to be a naysayer of Twitter is really strong for some. I think some of this stems from the early days of Twitter when it was presumed that it was a technology to tell people what you ate for lunch. was born. Excite, Netscape & MSN. Twitter.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] The Secret to Happiness for Marketers
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
Sounds like great advice, and also sounds like the heart of three great social media posts. The Secret to Happiness for Marketers written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Scott Yates – Enjoy! Or 10,000.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Seven Reasons Why Customer Reference Programs Fail
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
It must cross boundaries, working cooperatively with other divisions in your business such as sales, marketing, social media, PR, product development, and the like. How will customer videos, stories, and other customer content be used in social media efforts? So why do we have so much trouble mastering the art of customer advocacy?
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
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.
- [Media] Acquisition or Partnership? How to Decide
Recently, we started to talk to companies in the social media space, because many of our small business customers were using social media in their marketing. We started having discussions with a company called Roost, a social media marketing technology platform for small businesses. Instagram and Facebook. Microsoft and Yammer.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How to Get Better at Anything Fast: Share With the World
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
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.
- [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Shama Kabani
She is also the author of the bestseller The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and an international speaker. The president of the Zen Marketing Group explains how being an entrepreneur is similar to being a newlywed, and other great advice she's received. Some are helpful—hire people who have a proven track record. Differentiate or die.
- [Media] Free Android Images
Feel free to use with attribution to blogtrepreneur.com/media-android The post Free Android Images appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. This page features free android images for journalists and bloggers. Images
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Feel free to use with attribution to blogtrepreneur.com/media-legal The post Free Legal Images appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. This page features free android images for journalists and bloggers. Images
THE PRODUCT GUY [Media] Product Pricing in Product Management
| MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Aditya Bhelande, lead a conversation around “Product Pricing”. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Cindy F.
ROB GO [Media] Distribution Advantage
| THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
Here are a couple examples from our portfolio: Vertical Communities: One of the exciting attributes of GrabCAD in the early days was its rapidly growing, engaged community of mechanical engineers. As a vertical community, the business of GrabCAD was never going to look like that of a social network or social media company. Also hit-or miss.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] By 2018, these 10 industries might not exist:
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
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
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Marketing Attribution: What You Need to Know
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Before a customer makes a purchase, he or she can have several touchpoints with a brand through print, TV, or banner ads, but how do you evaluate the performance of each media channel? How do you evaluate the performance of print, TV, or banner ads? Here's how to assign credit to the right marketing channels. What is marketing attribution?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Face of Success, Part 4: Blacks in Silicon Valley
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
VCs are dying to invest in women & minorities just so they don't have conversations like this” Arrington then “blocked” and “unfollowed” me on Twitter--the ultimate social media insult. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to U.S. could never understand why. he always plays the victim card.”
- [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.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Weekend Favs September Three
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
Online Convert – This tool allows you to convert a wide range of media files from one format to another – upload an MOV and convert it Flash or dozens of other formats. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr. DTM Favs CurtateSoft OnlineConvert Spring Metrics
ONSTARTUPS [Media] How To Pick The Right Idea For Your Startup
| MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Hip Hop's Wealthiest Entrepreneurs @amywhyte
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
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.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 9 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Text Message Marketing
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
Those that are promoted at events, at a physical location, or any campaign run over traditional media (TV, radio, print, or outdoor). photo credit: Anna Bryukhanova. When we talk to businesses and non-profits about text message (SMS) marketing, there are a few misconceptions that commonly come up. You don’t need to get your own shortcode.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Why An Entrepreneur Must Delegate
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
Social media in particular require careful monitoring, tweaking and adjusting. If you are keen to reduce wasted man-hours, you may impose a complete ban on FaceBook and other social media. As a young entrepreneur, you have it all. Energy, ideas and determination are all it takes to get things moving along. It refers to decision making.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About
| MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
Varick Street focuses on next-gen technology and adaptable business models, growing businesses in digital media, cleantech, and even social media and mobile apps into real life successful startups. College campuses are ripe with innovation, as students grow through education and experimentation in school. enough to participate.
- [Media] Turning A Hobby Into A Business – A Happier Life
Whether it’s cookery, engineering or your prowess on social media, there are always people willing to learn from those with experience. In 1937 George Valliant, a psychologist and Professor at Harvard University, began one of the longest running studies of physical and mental wellbeing ever recorded. The findings are beautifully simple.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] Forget what you know: There’s no right way to start up
| TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
Then Ben [one of the mobile engineers on the team] suggested a concept around sticking pieces of media to friends and people in the real world. Ryan Hoover is the co-creator of Product Hunt and EIR at Tradecraft. Visit his blog to read more about startups and product design. Twitter is confusing. It wasn’t clear what [Twitter] was.
THE STARTUP TOOLKIT [Media] Don’t pick your tools before you know the job
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
You don’t “need” a webpage, or an email campaign, or activity on social media. I began doing something properly stupid the other day. decided I needed to do a survey. You know, to get to know you guys better. So So I came up with all sorts of interesting questions. What a dummy! Now let’s go find something to sand.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 4 Ways to Turn Less into More
| MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
Spend 90 percent of your networking time building a few quality connections; devote the remainder to building a large group of social media connections. Money, time, connections -- you need more of everything, right? Stop whining and start using your contraints to your advantage. Here are four ways to turn less into a lot more: 1. Money.
OCCAM'S RAZOR [Media] Two Amazing Bar Charts: % Content Consumption, % Share of Search
| MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
And can''t you just see how this really deep understanding of customer interest, based on their data and not your opinions or, worse, an "expert''s" opinion, will be incredible when it comes to fueling your social media strategy? Would you believe me when I say that your digital analytics data, from Google Analytics or WebTrends et. Excited?
HUNTER WALKER [Media] Referral Programs Power the On-Demand Economy
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
Crafty strategies by customers to rack up referrals (I’ve seen people use SEM for their referral codes, create fake social media profiles, etc)? Every on-demand app I know generates substantial volume from their referral program (let’s lump word-of-mouth into this as well since it often involves sharing a referral code).
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Your Guide to Launching a Home-Based Business
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
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.
DEIMAR [Media] Remembrance of the Slave Trade - Child Labour and Human - Deimar
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Aug 23, 2011. Remembrance of the Slave Trade - Child Labour and Human trafficking. by Deimar Gutierrez. 23.8.11. Pin It. Slavery has been part of human history through time.
DEIMAR [Media] What 3 cheetahs can teach us about business co-founding | Deimar.
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jan 15, 2012. What 3 cheetahs can teach us about business co-founding. by Deimar Gutierrez. 15.1.12. Pin It. Thus, these great opportunities end up taken by the competitors.
DEIMAR [Media] Should Companies Invest in Innovation or Leaders? | Deimar.
| MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jun 11, 2012. Should Companies Invest in Innovation or Leaders? by Deimar Gutierrez. 11.6.12. Pin It. Surely, these business ideas do not sound very innovative. Pin It.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Returnees: Why U.S. Entrepreneurs are Going Back to Korea
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
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.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Reboot Your Business and Your Life
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
Media must become both active and passive. Media must become both active and passive. Marketing podcast with Mitch Joel. I’ve been sensing a change these days. Actually, like most change, it happens in a way that is imperceptible, until you step back and look at something like a six month window. Then you can see it.
STEVE BLANK [Media] Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 1
| MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
Team Narrative Mind is trying to determine how to use data mining, machine learning, and data science to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media (think ISIS). We just had our first Hacking for Defense class and the 8 teams have hit the ground running. Hacking for Defense: Class 1. It’s a natural mistake.
- [Media] Best iPad Accessories for Entrepreneurs
make it especially handy for social media campaigns or those needing to capture low-light shots at product demos or events. Eight hardware options to make your tablet work harder. The iPad is quickly growing in popularity among start-ups and small business owners, and it's no surprise why. Want to make your iPad even more functional?
READWRITESTART [Media] 6 Online Legal Services Reviewed by NextAdvisor.com
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
like the NextAdvisor reviews: They are very in-depth and talk to user interface issues, the level of support in various media, and specifics on the types of services that are offered. You probably know about LegalZoom.com, largely through lots of word of mouth and TV advertising, but did you know about several other online legal services?
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Media] Irene brings rain, flooding and end of news as we know it [#irene]
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
It was the beginning of the biggest media spectacle we had ever seen. That was the day that mainstream, broadcast media decided it was in the entertainment industry—and that ratings and the “production” mattered more than the delivery of relevant information. We didn’t have a choice. It’s done. Useful!
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] More than a Logo: 5 Additional Ways to Leverage the Crowd for Your Creative Needs
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
Did you know that infographics are three times more likely to be shared via social media than any other form of content? When we talk about crowdsourcing creative work, the primary focus of the conversation is frequently on graphic design, and, more specifically, logo design. In all fairness, that makes some sense. Company Naming.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Jennifer Fleiss
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
During New York Fashion Week, we launched a "Style Council" campaign on our Rent the Runway Facebook Page, encouraging our social media community to vote on their favorite looks from our designer partners' runway shows. Ditch the business plan. Jenn and I had a rule from the very beginning to never write a business plan.
LIFE BEYOND CODE [Media] Dr.Liz Alexander on Co-Authorship
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Marketers: Do You Know Where Your Ads Are?
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013
Digital media blog Digiday pointed this out recently by looking at when ads go rogue. You paid for prominent placement on well-known websites. Are you sure that''s what you''re getting? recently wrote about what marketers need to know regarding Twitter''s IPO. It only takes a little thought to realize the market dynamics. Wired it is not.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 5 Reasons You Might Not Qualify for an SBA Loan…and What to Do About It
| THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
Behalf does purchase financing and mines the internet for social media and other data about your business to assess your creditworthiness. Loans that are backed by the U.S. See Also Bplans Small Business Loan Finder. So what’s not to like about SBA loans? Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get approved. Problem: You’re a startup. currency.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Build a Blog with 100,000+ Monthly Page Views
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
In my early days of blogging, I would spend 90% of my time writing content, once it was done I’d share it on my social media properties then move on to the next post. I now spend just 30% of my time on creating content and 70% promoting it. John has talked about blogging many times on this very blog. But why is it so hard? What changed?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] A Good Kind of Mob
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
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.
- [Media] Common Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing an ERP System
Mobile-enabled programs allow sales staff to share data and aid marketing campaigns by connecting with existing and potential customers directly and via social media platforms. So you’ve decided to implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for your business. Congratulations! Fear of the Unknown. Lovecraft. Lack of Vision. How T
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Need a Co-founder? Try FounderDating
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
Deadlines to Apply These kickoffs--where small groups of people get to know others by discussing hot topics such as big data or the future of social media--are actually culminations of application rounds, which occur consecutively from city to city. This exclusive, invite-only network promises to find you the perfect counterpart. Alter says.
AUSTIN STARTUP [Media] ATI Companies Raise $35M in Q1
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
In addition, ATI member companies and alumni continue to receive widespread media coverage for their impact on the development of emerging technologies across several industries, earning several accolades in Q1. Startup 101 ati savara spredfast
AUSTIN STARTUP [Media] Macheen Announces New Marketing VP and Advisory Board
| TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
Kent Libbey brings over 20 years of marketing leadership in telecommunications, media, software and cloud-based applications. [.]. Macheen Inc., The company also announced the creation of a new Advisory Board and its charter members, wireless technology veterans Carmel Sofer and Daniel Shader. Digital macheen
CONVERSIONXL [Media] How to Increase Sales Online – The Checklist
| THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
As a marketer, one of your constant jobs is to find the right marketing mix: the right media (where to advertise / promote – free or paid), the right message (what do you say?), the right offer (how much $$$ for what). If you get the media right and the traffic is relevant (e.g. social media follow (Twitter, Facebook etc).
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How to Make Tech Talent Fall in Love With Your Company
| THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
You''ll need to do this anyway before making a hiring decision so it really makes sense to check the candidate out online and in social media before the two of you meet. "Do your homework and make your prospective hire feel special," Bischke explains. It''s tough times for companies trying to hire software developers. How can you entice them?
THE NEXT WEB [Media] 12 pieces of software that will improve your meetings
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
Eric Bahn , Hustle Con Media. . 7. When you’re running a business, the last thing you want to deal with is another dropped call or bad connection. Especially in this day and age, when chances are the key members of your staff, partners, and even investors may not be in the same country, let alone the same room. Here’s what they said: 1.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Millennials are Born Entrepreneurs. Wait, Really?
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
For Gen Y, all the media pieces about digital natives and helicopter-parented, over-scheduled team players seem to have slowly coalesced into one story line about the so-called Millennials: They're born entrepreneurs. Commentators are claiming that Gen Y-ers and Millennials are start-up naturals, and great salespeople. So, what's going on?
VC CAFE [Media] The Story of Techbikers (You can Play a role too)
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
Gerry’s tech team (designer and developer) could help with the logo, website and social media, and I was to take care of sponsors, riders and getting the word out. A month from now, 70 people in the London tech industry will be (hopefully) on the last leg of a 320km (200 miles) cycle ride from Paris to London. Qosmic Qadence. John Lennon.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Attract and Retain Customers :: Small Business Marketing.
| MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] A Better (& Cheaper) Way to Motivate Employees
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 3 Ways to Outwit Your Competition
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
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?
VERSION ONE VENTURES [Media] Mobile is eating the web
| MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
Luke Wroblewski speaks about this in a great talk (discussion of shift from one media to another begins around 10:30). It’s an entirely new form of media that’s unique to itself. Marc Andreesen famously said that “ software is eating the world.” Now it looks like mobile is eating the web. Every new medium needs a new way of thinking.
THE VC IN ME [Media] the vc in me.: The DISRUPTION of Brands
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
The combination of e-book distribution and social media is enabling the author to be the brand and market directly using new platforms from Amazon and new startups like Byliner. This presents an exciting future and a very practical benefit of social media - it will level the playing field like nothing before.
- [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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
She uses the time to clear her inbox, schedule the day, and read social media. Are you starting your day off productively? If it has to happen, then it has to happen first, writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of " What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast." Science supports this strategy. They wake up early.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How 50 Cups of Coffee Can Change Your Life
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
My next 50 coffees My next move is to get back into consulting with companies in innovation and social media. I’ve loved working with start-ups in London, and will continue to work with the start-up scene through Converge and the Innovation Warehouse. Raising investment, changing careers, or leaving your city? Now is the time.
- [Media] 14 Simple Ways to Get Considerably More Done
Try this: Decide you''ll only spend 10 minutes a day on social media. Don''t think it''s possible because you''re already working in overdrive? Here''s a new way to look at your to-do list. In the spirit of the topic, let''s get right to it: 1. Eliminate one ego commitment. We all do things that have more to do with ego than results. Just 10.
- [Media] 6 Things Entrepreneurs Wish Family, Friends and Employees Understood
The image of people ideating all over the place and randomly straying from project to project is one that is constantly portrayed in media and is most often a mischaracterization. Entrepreneurs often feel misunderstood and with good reason. If people around them acknowledge the following six points, everyone can benefit. But that''s the game.
- [Media] The Next Big Thing in Business: Food
With blockbuster hits like Top Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, and Iron Chef America, food TV has turned into a booming media business. If you''re looking for a business, industry, or career to sink your teeth into, look no further than your next meal. 10 reasons the food industry is booming. Specialty food sales in the U.S. Gourmet to go.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Your Small Business News Roundup
| FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
Amazon hailed this week’s Prime Day as “bigger than Black Friday,” but customers came away disappointed, with many taking to social media to get their wisecracks in. 5. Grab some coffee, kick back, and catch up on the latest about small business. Hope your summer’s going well! Planning is key. Poor sales mean poor moods. Watch out, startups.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] I Went on Vacation and Increased Our Facebook Traffic by 300%. Here’s How…
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
As Community Manager here at Bplans, I am actively involved in promoting engagement on our site and our social media platforms. The strategy I employed for my time away ended up increasing our social media referral traffic across all platforms by 120%, and Facebook in particular by over 300%. Almost What keeps us from truly unplugging?
UP AND RUNNING [Media] An Introduction to Entrepreneurship
| FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
Topics include: business basics and start-up; market analysis and strategy; developing financials; getting financed; the importance of the Web and Social Media; building a team; legal issues; tax issues; and making the pitch. not pictured Reena Plant). Congratulations to Spring 2011 Graduates! The corporate sponsor for the class was Citibank.
SOCAL CTO [Media] Startup Metrics
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009
channels (search, social, viral, new media), cost-efficient distribution He also points a fair bit to Eric Ries – The lean startup. A post by Fred Wilson pointed me to Dave McClure's Startup Metrics presentation. This is a great presentation and one that I'm going to point out to startup / early stage company CEOs. Great stuff.
- [Media] 12 Mistakes Start-Ups Make the First Year
If you''re running a media company, you''re going to have to wait until you''re big enough to hire a direct sales team before you make money. From going out too much to having too many founders, here''s what you''ve been doing wrong. When you write and read about start-ups all day long, you see founders make a lot of mistakes. it doesn''t.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Free Webinar: PR Tips for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
key elements of public relations, including social media and personal branding. Do you want to build your visibility? Grow your brand? Get your “unfair share” of attention? And are you at a loss at how to do so? The best part? After her talk, you’ll be able to immediately implement her advice in your own business model.
47 HATS [Media] I like actionable!
| MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
Dan Martell of Flowtown will be giving tips on “Social Media Marketing for Startups.. Michael Prendergast just let me know about this free online class tomorrow – nearly busted a finger stabbing away at my keyboard to sign up. Community
REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS [Media] How Thick is Your PR Skin?
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010
Once you start pitching the media, you may find yourself sucked into the fast world of deadlines and being connected to your “Blackberry leash” almost 24/7. And even though you are working like a dog, you still may have to deal with… “Why are we not seeing more sales?” “Why did that reporter misquote me? [.].
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Did Bustle.com's Founder Ruin His New Start-Up on Day 1?
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
Goldberg declined to be interviewed for this story, but in the comments section of PandoDaily, he called the backlash "disappointing." Of course, "no launch is flawless," says Elizabeth Spiers, digital media consultant and founding editor of Gawker. Rachel Sklar, another new media veteran, concurs. That depends who you ask.
ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION [Media] Check out the wonderful things my clients shipped in 2011!
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2011
It was such a hit that they were invited to bring the program up to NYC in February for Social Media Week! Angelica Perez , of NewLatina.net , won the 2011 Top Latin@ 2011 Award, awarded by LATISM (Latinos in Social Media). Clients came from individual coaching and programs and classes. Find him at AbeCajudo.com. Rachel Rodgers, Esq.
SCOTT WEISS [Media] Looking Bigger
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
To make matters worse, for our early adopter industries (ISPs, media, tech, and financial), no email service meant no work. “We like what you guys are doing but there’s no way we’d replace the aorta of our communications infrastructure with a beta box from a 20-person startup.” We were so good, but yet so puny. We felt big.
HUNTER WALKER [Media] Why Your CEO Should Give You An Election Day Vacation
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
It wasn’t my first experience using simple tech tools to help people spread a message across social media. So, for this 2016 election I decided to get out of people’s social media and into their startups. I woke on Election Day 2012 with control of Barack Obama’s Twitter account. And Rihanna’s. But, still, wow. Your voice matters.
- [Media] 11 Major Rebranding Disasters and What You Can Learn From Them
PepsiCo was bombarded with emails , phone calls, and social media posts blasting the new carton. Here are some of the biggest marketing flops companies made when trying to update their image. Every company is defined by a few things: its name, logo, and brand identity. We''ve collected the 11 worst rebranding disasters in recent memory.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 10 Ways to Lose Friends and Irritate People
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
You ask a question so you can talk. A guy at lunch asks, "Hey, do you think social media marketing is effective?" Here are things Dale Carnegie would have said. if he was snarky. Want to win friends and influence people ? Here are 10 things that ensure you won''t: 1. You thoughtlessly waste other peoples'' time. Wrong. He doesn''t fit in.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Event] Tech In Asia Jakarta 2015
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015
Other mini events within include “Startup-Investor Speed Dating”, “Office Hour” and even “Meet the Media” sessions, to allow startups to interact with those stakeholders in 5-minute quick pitch sessions. Then More speakers will be confirmed closer to date.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Austin Texas – A Booming Hub For Creatives And Entrepreneurs
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015
It was a successful attempt at local social media. One of the most popular and desirable places to live in America is Austin, Texas. In fact, the city is first in domestic migration since 2010, beating out neighboring cities like San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston. These companies created jobs and developed a business ecosystem.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Event] Crowdsourcing Week Global 2014
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
After a successful debut last year , Crowdsourcing Week will be returning for its second edition. Attendees will discover approaches and tools they need to transform their business through crowd interactions, the sharing economy and collaborative consumption. Early bird tickets will go on sale on December 12, 2013.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Asia] Tech In Asia Buys GameSaku In Acquisition Blitz
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
With the chemistry between us, I’m confident that we can build a great game blog for this region,” he adds. “We are excited to be part of Tech in Asia, a media startup which truly understands quality content and the potential of the gaming industry in this region,” says Hendri Salim, founder and CEO of GameSaku.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Review] The Entrepreneur Equation: Evaluating the Realities, Risks, and Rewards of Having Your Own Business
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Well, it wasn’t as difficult for them as the media made it sound. Oftentimes when you read most books about entrepreneurship, you come away with the feeling totally inspired and empowered to either bring your amazing new idea into fruition or bring an existing business to the next level.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] RecThing Launches Public Beta To Help You Find And Recommend Entertainment
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
To get started with RecThing, you first can go through 20 pieces of media to train the algorithm. Recthing CEO William Coates tells us that they're not trying to create their own social network, but users can also comment on media, and and share why they recommend things.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Get Your Email Under Control: 5 Tips
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
Unsubscribe from 10 email subscriptions today and get the social media version instead, which can be read in your “social” time. Email is like laundry -- it's never really done. Here's how to keep it under control without stressing out. have more than 1,000 messages in my email inbox. There. It’s like laundry. Copy/Paste.
WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM [Media] Four New Types of CIO for the Future
| MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
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- [Media] 4 Reasons You Need to Use Native Advertising
In that case, ask the top media properties in your region or industry to pitch your business ASAP. Native advertising is useful for companies on the rise who are doing everything right, and trying to reach a media-conscious target audience that wants to engage online. little over a week ago, I penned an Inc. readers. Here they are: 1.
- [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.
- [Media] New Start-ups: Here's Your Digital To-Do List
Serial entrepreneur Ryan Alovis, the CEO and founder of interactive agency ArkNet Media , says these tools form the foundation of online marketing. You already know you need a robust Web presence for your business. What other tech steps do you need to take to get established? Read this handy list. Register the domain. Google-ize. yet.) 12.
ENTREPREMUSINGS [Media] Learn How To Build Your Own Website Using WordPress – Austin, Texas
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Benjy Portnoy, founder of Austin-based media company, Mouthpiece Media, is producing a 2-hour, all-inclusive class for small business owners on how to build and maintain their own website. . entrepreneurship wordpress benjy portnoy building a website mouthpiece mediaHow to install WordPress in 5 minutes or less. Lots more.
- [Media] How to Survive Four Common Worst Case Scenarios
Instead, you need to undertake an aggressive campaign in the new media, with creative selling messages and promotions. The best survival guides tell you how to be proactive and avoid the probabilities of ending up in a worse case scenario. Probably 80% of the startups I know have found human resource issues to be the most treacherous.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Growing? How to Maintain Your Start-up Culture
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
Fast Company isn't the only media outlet weighing in on this question though--HBR blogs and VentureBeat have also dished out advice. Thankfully, it may be a tricky question but it's one lots of experienced entrepreneurs have weighed in on, offering tips to founders following in their footsteps. Pay People to Leave.
- [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.
HIPPOLAND [Media] The only 3 things that matter in building a startup
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
The tech media often highlights overnight-success companies. Happy 2014! The beginning of this year marks 5 years since I left my cushy product job at the GOOG. . But, after 5 years, if you simplify all those things that matter in building a company, it actually only comes down to 3 things. This is largely true. Money didn’t matter.
ROB GO [Media] Using Capital as a Weapon
| TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
These companies drive up the cost of customer acquisition for everyone, drive up the cost of acquiring talent, soak up the attention of the media and BD partners, drop prices, scare off other VC’s who don’t want to short fund the #2 player, etc. Raising venture capital is not an end to itself. Capital Capital is an enabler.