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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
    [Media] 3 Crucial Elements Every Successful Website Must Contain
    Not only will that let customers know more information about your products or services, but it will also give you links that can be posted to social media sites. Are you looking to start a new business in 2015? Then you must consider building a website and trading online. However, many new entrepreneurs get things wrong. Others web design
  • KEVIN DEWALT  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013
    [Media] How I Hack Customer Development When I Can’t Get Interviews
    Hack #1 – Blogging and Social Media. Blogs (and social media) have essentially two functions: credibility and audience. Listen to me talk about this post on SoundCloud. If you’re doing Customer Development in a market where you know a lot of people, congratulations. Here what did and didn’t work for me. Guess what? Try blogging.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
    [Media] 10 Incredible Rumored Research Projects Going On At Google X
    One of the biggest Google X projects to come to light in recent months is their “Project Glass,” perhaps better known as Google glasses in popular media. What’s cooler than a top-secret, high-tech research facility? One that’s run by Google! Augmented reality glasses. Android Assistant. Web-connected light bulbs.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] 5 Benefits and 5 Key to Raising Crowdfunding
    PR Local media sources are enamored with Crowdfunding as it''s new and unique. Crowdfunding is getting a group of regular individuals to collectively fund your venture. And when I say "regular individuals" I am contrasting them to professional investors and lenders like banks, venture capitalists and angel investors. Below are five keys.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Why Kids Are a Threat to Your Business
    With the social media landscape changing so rapidly, and children becoming more connected, what changes do you see coming? Is there a chance that children under 13 are surfing your website? You may be violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Here's what you need to know. The world is flat and getting flatter.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] Building a 'Honey Badger' Empire
    Still, a lot of the media mentions I can't control, and I don't want to. Honey Badger don't care. But its creator does--and he's hoping he can build a business around the most fearless mammal on earth. For a moment, forget the Honey Badger video’s 37 million views on YouTube. Those were just the tip of the weasel's tail. ”
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
    [Media] Interview With Jani Penttinen Of Xiha And PremiumFanPage
    Most companies are simply not able to create social media streams or websites in multiple languages, let alone connect with customers. For example iPhone game developers really need multilingual social media presence. The problem, as already mentioned is approaching the global audience in a language they speak in. it helps a lot!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Why You Shouldn't Care About Facebook's IPO
    Demand Media? Don't look to Facebook's financial future to learn much; it's the company's early history that start-up founders should study. Lots of buzz about this in high tech, but don't pay any attention. For an entrepreneur, thinking about Facebook's financial future is a fantastic waste of time. What gave Zuckerberg the edge? Groupon?
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Media] How I Hacked The Startup Launch Conference Circuit
    Result: This event generated about 55 new users, some great social media activity, and we got a cool video out of it. major media placement (and several smaller ones). For example, it helps you to establish your social media voice (something we did way too late). The following is a guest post by Nathan Bickford. Cost: Nothing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Media] Why I Won't Be Writing About Your Company
    They have this notion that the media''s job is to build your company. It''s nothing personal, I assure you. You''re just going about getting press all wrong. Here''s the best way to approach it. WILL YOU PUT US ON THE COVER OF INC.?" My answer, almost invariably, is no. It''s not." Establish a relationship that''s a give and take," she says.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Media] The Magic Midnight Mind Meld
    Given that I hadn’t had time to change out of my t-shirt (I had promised Jonathan Strauss I would wear to support his company), I tried to keep a low profile here [full shirt: Effing Social Media, How Does it Work? The most common questions I’ve gotten over the past week have been a variant of: Was SXSW worth it? stayed out late.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Media] Why You’re Not Happy
    Making connections with other people is easier than ever, and not just through social media. Starting a business can be rewarding but it's hardly the road to happiness. Seven reasons why you're still unhappy. Sixty-two percent of Bulgarians say they are “not very” happy or “not at all” happy. If John F. Here's why. 1.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Transfluent Raises $1 Million Funding To Relocate To New York
    The company provides human-powered translation services with a quick turnaround, making it ideal for companies who need social media accounts in many languages, apps localized, and other tasks. Transfluent has announced it has received $1 million in Angel funding to relocate to New York and support their Singapore office.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Telling It Straight: Blogging Goals For 2011 From Miami Mitch
    When I hear people say they “work hard&# , for some reason I always hear it about things like back linking or social media, which really aren’t going to make a site a success. Content in itself can bring a ton of traffic, social media and back linking will never create a loyal reader on their own. Content makes money.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] The Face of Success, Part 4: Blacks in Silicon Valley
    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.”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] When You Don't Need Data
    ” Shakespeare adds that the company does keep tabs of the photos of the billboard that people share via social media. Sometimes even data''s deepest devotees prefer to think beyond numbers. “My job is not to come in and create some stupid metric for everyone to look at.” Foreman obviously recognizes the importance of data.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Clickbooth Sends Me a Couple of Shirts
    In fact, Clickbooth is now a prominent sponsor on my blog, and I’ve in turn been one of the media sponsors of their past 2 parties from Ad:Tech and Affiliate Summit East. It’s been a long time since I last posted. opened it up to find 2 black Clickbooth shirts, as can be seen below: Woohoo! Free stuff! Affiliate Marketing
  • 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.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Media] How Kerry McDuling Went From Employee To Running Her Own Publicity Business
    That publicist is Kerry McDuling , who is going to help me get exposure in Australian media, which I expect will translate into a new stream of subscribers and customers for my business since I haven’t really tapped into the offline media world much. It all sounds very Entourage, and I guess it is to a certain degree.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] Draugiem Still Bigger Than Facebook In Latvia, Becomes Platform For New Startups
    The Draugiem Group now consists of 14 companies and over 100 employees, providing a range of solutions from SMS marketing telemetry and GPS devices, web applications, and even a television platform with social media integration. Draugiem.lv Latvia only has a population of 2.2 million, giving Draugiem a very high penetration rate. million.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] Simple Move That Will Make You a Better Leader
    His goals were to learn more about the company''s evolving sales process, bond with as many new employees as possible, and encourage people to use social media as a way to get the word out about BlueGrace. 2. Get a radically different perspective on your employees and your business with this easy strategy. The move was hugely educational.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Angels on Madison Avenue
    Ad firms such as Ignited, Rockfish Interactive, and kbs+p have recently begun investing in media and technology start-ups. It makes sense, given that they already spend a good deal of time scouting media and tech start-ups to stay hip to the latest marketing technology. That's the X factor
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] A 5-Point Plan for Making the Most of Customer Complaints
    Instead, they become a secret detractor of that company and tell thousands of their friends about their bad experience on social media. Disappoint them twice and, um, you won''t disappoint them again. Why isn''t it working? How can you fix this? Who can solve my problem? That''s the bad news. How the service is produced--and why?
  • DAVID TETEN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
    [Media] Visit to Case Foundation and Startup America
    We wanted to educated nonprofits about the importance of social media. We created ‘learn & do” sections where people can learn how to use social media for social good. On February 16, I visited Washington, DC, where I attended an  HBS Club of DC lunch on the Case Foundation and Startup America. Startup America is an example.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] The Unsexy, But Crucial, Marketing Priorities for a New Business
    Create a series of articles, share visual content, cultivate a blog, maintain a personable social media presence--the list goes on. Follow these fundamentals and you are sure to set up your business for long-term success. If you’re in charge of leading marketing at a brand-new business, it can feel like a bit of a blur at first.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
    [Media] 6 Basic Steps to Landing a Sale
    Sales is the crux of business whatever its size and scope -- unless perhaps you’re a mammoth social media website with zero revenue and millions in angel investor cash, and even then your day reckoning will come eventually. My current model is business-to-business, making steel material handling containers for industrial clients.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012
    [Media] Design Museum Boston
    We have a small marketing budget ($0), so our best marketing is meeting as many people as possible, earning mentions online, on social media, and in traditional media. “How the hell do you start a design museum?” My reply to him: “I have no idea.” Design is a ubiquitous human activity. Remember 2008/2009?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] How 50 Cups of Coffee Can Change Your Life
    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.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Media] Should I Lower My Prices To Compete?
    After interviewing 2,100 businesses on how they use social media, they found that only 20% businesses reported having a “Better understanding of customer perceptions of our brand.”and ”and 23% saying they “Use Social media to monitor what’s being said about the brand.” ” yet. Social Proof.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 5 Tricks for Working With Millennials
    best practices for engaging in social media, alerting us to important, breaking trends in the blogosphere that might impact our client base or our firm, or simply showing us what’s new and hot.) I meet our Millennials half-way by participating in as many non-workplace events with them as possible. Here''s how to turn the mess around.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Seven :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    Image YiShian | Photography via Flickr Good stuff I found this week: How to monitor social media mentions in five minutes a day - step by step directions for setting up a powerful listening station. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac. The Complete Small Busine.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Can your product help run a global software community or an event business?
    If you make software that will make our lives, and the lives of our customers, easier, we’re all ears… We are currently starting to rebuild the Business of Software and BLN web sites as well as integrate these sites with our back office, billing, CRM, email marketing, social media, accounting functions etc. As
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Media] The Complete Small Business Marketer's SEO Toolkit :: Small.
    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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Price Your Crafts Right – Sell Your Crafts Fast
    Photography, product samples, packaging, display, location, environmental qualities, media coverage, the creators’ qualifications and unique accomplishments and credentials, every and any known way to add uniqueness and quality to the product for the customer. Sites like Etsy.com are reporting record sales of handmade items.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
    [Media] Please Welcome Dave Winer (back) to New York
    So by concentrating inteligence here, the network can develop and new ideas can develop, around the realities of a changing media business, which is a very different perspective from that of Silicon Valley. The goal of the new media industry is to create the news system of the future. It is something unto itself.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Media] Give Your Startup A Chance: Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes
    Morgan Sims is a writer and graduate of the University of South Florida who loves all things tech and social media. by Morgan Sims. There are many different challenges that face a person or group of people when diving into the world of entrepreneurialism. Too Big Too Fast? Skimping on Equipment. Location, Location, Location.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Business a Mac or a PC?
    Tori Keyes is the CEO of Plastick Media in North Hollywood, Calif., a start-up with five employees. There's a fierce debate raging among small business owners and in this grudge match, there's no gray area. Which side are you on? There’s a fierce debate among business owners that dates back to the dawn of time (well, almost).
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] The truth about the broken relationship between advertising agencies and clients
    Consumers are using new technology and media constantly. Yesterday I was on a panel at an AMA (American Marketing Association) event with Del Ross , Mike Racic, and Rick Radermacher, moderated by the great Glen Caruso. The topic was (and I’m paraphrasing), “Why is the advertising agency and client relationship so screwed up?!”
  • MARK BIRCH  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Media] The Coming Wave of Enterprise Tech in NYC
    New York City is the global center for the financial services industry, the leader in publishing and media, and home of over 10% of the Fortune 500.  Gilt Groupe, Etsy, Foursquare and Meetup come to mind, but the litany of other made in NYC startups skew heavily into the consumer web.  The revolution in enterprise tech is happening now. 
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2009
    [Media] Florida Growth Fund
    In my opinion, the hardest part of their mandate will be to balance priority on near-term small wins and long-term results. I was in Tallahassee when the Florida Growth Fund was announced and I remember a media question about "when can we expect results from this FSBA program?" It includes email and phone contacts.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] Steve Jobs and Bernie Madoff: What They Have in Common
    Jobs successively disrupted the computing, communication, media, and entertainment businesses. You might not think these two have any similarities, but turns out they do. What do Bernie Madoff and Steve Jobs have in common? More than you think. Madoff helped build the Nasdaq exchange, where Apple shares trade to this day.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] Holy $#%&: Cursing at Work Might Be Okay
    Passion is subjective—one person’s passion is another person’s crazy,” said Scott Stratten, business author and social media marketing expert. CEO David Farr was taken to task last week for his use of four-letter words. What does your choice to profane or not profane say to your audience? From the Inc.
  • VC CAFE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Media] The Story of Techbikers (You can Play a role too)
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Media] How to Manage Millennials
    The 26-employee company, which sells an application that lets barhoppers scout out the ratio of male to female patrons at local nightspots, has younger employees in the IT department who are keyed in to social media and are always connected by smartphone. Thirtysomethings prefer email, instant messaging, and videoconferencing.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Pivoting « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    At VideoEgg/Say Media, one of the three parts of the problem became the sole focus. At VideoEgg/Say Media, one of the three parts of the problem became the sole focus. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Pivoting January 10, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in pivoting. You can see the accompanying slides here ). Pivot fast.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Media] The World Doesn't Need Another Silicon Valley
    There have been several media and radio start-ups out of Europe, which I suspect is due to the major labels having less of a stronghold on the traditional market. Great news for the future of global start-ups: Tech hubs'' expansion isn''t unlike how the Internet replicated itself. What are the advantages to not being based in Silicon Valley?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
    [Media] Hobbies and Entrepreneurship
    Tad Martin of Cross Commerce Media has a bike list of tech and startup folks that heads up to Nyack and points north on 60 mile trips on weekend mornings.  Joe Yevoli and Reece Pacheco run a book club of 30 local entrepreneurs that meets monthly.  How about riding a bike?  Finding great music and going to concerts is a real passion for them.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Media] The Friday Roundup
    Cherry media group proclaims themselves the biggest e-commerce company in the baltics. Media Evolution The Conference on August 22nd in Stockholm. Here's the next edition of the Friday roundup where we try to cover more news, jobs, and events from the region. Have a great weekend everyone! Events : StartSmart! SummerCamp4Startups!
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Media] It’s Morning in Venture Capital
    There is no sector of the economy that isn’t being transformed by the online community that is now voraciously consuming media, applications, communications and buying global products. This article originally ran on PEHub. If you prefer the super short version – I’ve summarized the post in the final section. The Funding Problem.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] 45 Inspiring Career Blogs For College Students
    The LinkedIn Blog : Social media-savvy students and pros might want to check out everything new going down at the insanely popular site, which also looks into some general business trends. Fortunately, blogs exist to help demystify the overwhelming amount of information applicants have to process. Career Girl : Like the title states, Ms.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] PremiumFanPage Lets You Connect Your Brand More Locally
    PremiumFanPage is based on the XIHA multilingual social media platform and combines your feeds from social media sites like Facebook , Twitter, blogs and others to sum them up on one single fan site. Language is definitely or rather the obvious factor in our day to day conversation. Google Translate? Those are just a few.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Lack Of Budget And Talent Inhibit Growth Of Digital Marketing In APAC Region
    This budget definition includes website development and content, email marketing, search engine optimization, online advertising, social media community management and advertising, amongst others. ” Lack of budget and skills. Two of the biggest challenges they face? Talent and budget.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Media] Choosing An Accelerator That Fits Like A Glove – 5 Questions To Ask
    An accelerator can also help you gain media traction at the end of the program to build a captive audience around your official launch (or new product launches). To this end, look for an accelerator that has been consistently covered by media for the great work it has done with its startups. 3. By Elton Rivas, co-founder of KYN.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Media] The ADHD CEO: Greg Selkoe, Karmaloop
    The Way I Work: Founded in 1999 in Boston, Karmaloop began as an e-commerce site, but has grown into a burgeoning hipster media empire. Here's how its CEO navigates a day. Few people understand the demographic better than Greg Selkoe, the 36-year-old CEO of Karmaloop. Revenue last year topped $130 million, up 81 percent from 2010.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Media] Is Search-Driven Entrepreneurship Obsolete?
    Demand Media has 8,000 writers who produce 180,000 new articles each month … This content is what ends up as the landfill in the garbage websites that you find all over the Web. Tweet Remember that dream we all had together, not so long ago, where a well-thought-out startup with a good understanding of the Web could grow on merit alone?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] 5 Essential Money Tips for Women
    While all the bad economic news in the media may seem overwhelming, take a deep breath and focus on what you can control. You run your own business, and data show you probably invest more successfully than men. So why is money still so intimidating? In a recent Inc. But when you dig deeper, it all ties together. and write them down.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
    [Media] The Big, Important Startup Lesson From The Recent Google Leadership Shuffle
    In fact, it’s impossible to not have heard this news, as it’s being shouted in every major media channel (online and offline) there is. As you’ve heard, there’s been some big announcements at Google recently (announced during their earnings call). So, what’s the big lesson here for startups? What do you think?
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Kiosked Launched 'Branded Kiosks'
    The brand experience is consistent across all media and devices”. Kiosked tells us that they have released a new feature that was previously quietly used by Angry Birds and Nike: Branded Kiosks. Basically from now on, you can have your very own Kiosk, as shown in an image above. ?Sure,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] Win Bigger in 2012: Analyze Your 3 Best Sales
    And for people selling in more fluid industries–such as media, logistics, digital marketing and services–the change cycle can feel like a turbine. Use these questions to analyze your recent sales performance--both wins and losses--to get more wins in 2012. “Learn from your mistakes.” Who from their side must you meet?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Who's Managing the Reputation Managers? (Avoid Bogus Reviews and Bottom-Feeders)
    Schneiderman’s announcement today that 19 firms would be fined $350,000 for posting completely bogus reviews on such social media sites as Yelp and Facebook. I have to believe even legendary huckster P.T. Barnum would be appalled by New York State Attorney General Eric T. Let me be clear about bottom-feeders such as Main Street Host.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009
    [Media] $2.5bn market size estimated for virtual goods in the US by 2013.
    gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0 Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1. Reply 2. Reply 3. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply About.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2010
    [Media] Venture Fundraising in Four Graphs
    If so, I think that chart is probably worth thinking about. link] Brad Hargreaves After a point, yes. The graph is trying to convey two things: below a certain threshold, investors who you think are totally “on board&# can drop off and seriously threaten the syndicate. link] dlifson Oh man, so true. so true. Check out [link]. Good luck.
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
    [Media] Building for Massive Mobile Success: An Ex-Bleacher Report PM on Creating Their Hit App
    What about the sports media landscape overall? Whereas ESPN only promotes ESPN content in their app and other channels, we could include the big, national outlets plus local coverage, social media discussion, and more. Ahmed is a former Googler and the current founder of  Nani. Second, we thought about curation.
  • GUST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] Mark Suster’s “Never Negotiate Piecemeal”
    He tells the story of his baptism by fire in startup-dom, a series of negotiations including office rent, sublet, getting people on board, getting the media to care, dealing with recruiters, dealing with the tech prima donnas, and (a favorite of many) “dealing with pesky VCs.” Nothing tells a truth better than a good story.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] Speak at the 2013 Lean Startup Conference
    Publicists and those seeking PR and media attention should look elsewhere. * As you''re refining your talk idea, bear in mind this IMPORTANT point: when we refer to "the Lean Startup," we mean specifically the set of ideas that Eric and others have articulated for testing, validating, and learning quickly. Again, here’s the new form.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunders Act Surprisingly Similar to VCs
    Endorsements were explicit hyperlinks or quotes from outside organizations or new media providing support or legitimacy to projects," Mollick writes. The typical crowdfunding-project backer is more sophisticated than you might think. The results were surprising--and encouraging for proponents of crowdfunding. Verdict: True. Verdict: True.
  • STEVE POLAND  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] 11 Thoughts For A Thursday: Density, Bitcoin, Female VCs, Raising Money, Google Dependence
    It’s amazing the number of public companies that rely on Google — Demand Media ($DMD) and Synacor ($SYNC) are a couple off the top of my head. Demand Media knows first-hand the consequences when Google changes their algorithms and traffic drops — 40% instant drop in traffic back in 2011. That seems an amazing feat.
  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Media] Successful Marketers are Creative
    By visiting a science museum you will understand why interactive media is so effective. Forever 21 accomplished to receive a bunch of media attention from the ad. If you can''t be the leader in your category, create a new category you can be the leader in. Rule 2 in the The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing. By being different.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] If You Still Think The Customer Is King
    Are Your Blind Spots Holding You Back Creating Customer Bliss Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? If You Still Think The Customer Is King This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. The larger the user group, the larger the customer pool. iTunes link – Cost is $2.99). Podcast Aaron Shapiro Users Not Customers
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Why You Should Sell Your Business Quickly
    The event gives emerging companies the opportunity to pitch and network with investors, executives, customers and the media. Last week marked the 6th year for the conference "Launch: Silicon Valley." One of the panels at the event focused on the key question of "Should startups sell quick or grow big?" Reasons they gave included: 1.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Media] $43.2 Million That Can Help You
    Verve Wireless helps manage the mobile content platforms for over 750 leading media companies, and importantly allows businesses to do targeted mobile advertising on its network. Now that summer is officially over, venture capital activity is picking up. These following six companies fell into this category. million. This video explains more.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012
    [Media] Time For a Change #19: How to Avoid Being Driven to Distraction
    Baroness Susan Greenfield , a prominent Neuroscientist at Oxford warned that the Internet and Social Media may be rewiring our brains toward hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder (ADD).  “Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them.”. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist).
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] Flexible Focus #70: The Carp of Creativity
    It is also the media through which you publish and present. Whatever your media or message, a wonderful way to ensure your creative growth is to overcome resistance and find ways to publish and present your ideas and insights. This national holiday follows the Girl’s Day Japanese Doll Festival on March 3 rd. Passion. Perspective.
  • 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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Little Startup Makes It To the Big Stage, the Super Bowl
    Promoboxx teamed with Big Fuel, a social media company out of New York, to handle the issue. There comes a time in the life of any startup where the founders look at each other, let out a sigh of relief and say, "we're going to make it." The founders of Boston-based startup Promoboxx must be breathing that sigh of relief. Sponsor. Discuss.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] What Mozilla's CEO Disaster Can Teach Us About Leadership
    Every action taken by a CEO--either past or present, is one tweet away from hitting the mainstream media. A $1000 contribution to a political campaign is not something that normally would have given a CEO just a 10 day shelf life--but the public''s reaction was fast and fierce. Technical knowledge alone does not a CEO make.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] How To Boost Business With Fantastic Photography
    How many websites or social media sites are you on each day that have photography that just doesn’t quite cut it? I see it all the time. Fast and easy to load websites, well written blogs, great Facebook pages… and then, there’s the photography. know what you’re thinking. Does it represent your vision and goals? Have
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
    [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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
    [Media] Smartphones – The Crucial Thread In The Fashion Retail Marketing Mix?
    Mobiles are also increasing the sociability of shopping, with 23% of American and 38% of Chinese shoppers using social media on their phone to canvass friends’ opinions on items they are considering buying when in-store. 21% of Americans shoppers surveyed using their phones to comment on in-store experiences via social media.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
    [Media] 5 Solid Online Business Models You Can Embrace to Generate Income
    In mainstream media, it’s referred to as “native advertising” but the model is the same thing; build a massive audience for your blog and make money when they buy affiliate products you recommend. 2. The Blog-based Affiliate Marketing Model. The Full-Fledged Affiliate Marketing Model. The “Email Only” Model.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Media] Why You Should Fear SOPA
    Now, lawyers have way more than one site to worry about. "If you just take one slice of this start-up community and think in terms of start-up media businesses, every single last one of them, they're all adopting some sort of social media strategy, essentially allowing users a lot of freedom to do what they want to do," he says.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011
    [Media] The Guy Who Took on Google (and now LinkedIn): Mike Yavonditte
    Mike passed up an offer from Ross Levinsohn of Fox Interactive Media ( around $175 Million ). This is an interview you’re not going to want to miss, I promise. Love it. He is also an active angel investor in companies like Klout and Meetup. Now, he ‘outsources’ his investments through John Frankel of Frankel Asset Management. Finance.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] How to Become Your Own Boss in 2015 (Webinar Recap)
    As CEO of Quintessence Group, Melinda educates entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies on subjects including small business startup, business development, and social media marketing. Social media is no longer an option, you must be a social media expert, too, or have some budget to hire somebody to help you. What do you manage?
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] Excellent Analytics Tip #22: Calculate Return On Analytics Investment!
    Media Optimizations 2. Identifying which model to use to attribute credit for a single conversion across multiple media channels is immensely difficult. Analysts: Put up or shut up time! This blog is centered around creating incredible digital experiences powered by qualitative and quantitative data insights. Isn't it amazing?
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Media] Startup Hiring: The 10% Solution
    social media. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteStart. All Posts. Archives. Featured. White Papers. Case Studies. Twitter. Facebook. The channel is sponsored by TriNet. Startup Hiring: The 10% Solution. Tweet. Its not easy. Tweet.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
    [Media] ArcticStartup's Job board - Friday 21st March
    It''s free to post a job, but if you would like to promote a position or plug into our social media, get in touch at sales@arcticstartup.com. It''s time for the weekly jobs round up on the Arctic Startup boards. Lets not waste any time today and dive straight in. Next there are a load of new positions open here in Helsinki. Chief Engineer.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Media] “Me-too” products are fine
    We do experiment with “revolutionary” products as well – a media-streaming service, social apps, we even wrote a plugin for Spotify just for kicks… And trust me, it’s much easier to launch the “innovative” stuff when you already have a “me-too” product background. “Innovate!”
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2010
    [Media] Why do qualitative research?
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? will start with a discussion on why I do qualitative research.  In my opinion, this suspicion is dangerously misplaced.  
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2010
    [Media] Beware the focus group of one
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? does the MIL match the primary or secondary personas?  Does she have the right demographic / psychographic profile? 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010
    [Media] On diversity
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Gender issues aside, Eric made many great points about why diversity matters.  Here is a quote that I particularly like.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010
    [Media] On-line surveys
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? For what it’s worth, I’ll share my not too profound thoughts on on-line surveys. Click here to view my full profile.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] The Power of Storytelling – Neal Baer of Law and Order SVU
    Nael talked about many things but the highlight of the talk was the power of storytelling ( especially on the mainstream media ). Kavitha and I had an opportunity to listen to Neal Baer ( Producer of Law & Order SVU ) at IDEO recently. The surveys were conducted before the show, 1 week after the show and 6 weeks after the show. Author.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010
    [Media] 750 Words on Happiness: Is Happiness At Your Core?
    And, in our pollyanna world of social media, I am supposing that you are expecting a post about how at the core, everyone is really the same. Learn to Duck sometimes it takes getting punched in the face Home About Me(ha!) Story of the Week! You are here: Home / 750words / 750 Words on Happiness: Is Happiness At Your Core? Thats not this post.
  • WHITETAIL SOFTWARE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
    [Media] Pre-Launch Marketing
    Social Media. Social Media Network. I’m thinking a lot about pre-launch for Keepify these days and I thought I’d organize it all here. There are a lot of different ways to try to collect traffic, attention, etc. Some of it is more effective before launching that others. Much of it depends on your product and market. Video.
  • CLOUD MARKETING LAB BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [Media] 5 Secrets to give your Website Visitors a Personalized Experience
    Multiple Media Outlets. Here is an example of some of the ways to use multiple media: Have a blog that gives readers valuable information on how to solve specific problems. Make Your Website People Oriented. Instead of creating your website around your products, create a site around the people who buy your products.  Type of Content.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Media] Can 124,000 Investors All Be Wrong?
    have a friend who was one of the first investors in a startup media and entertainment company that grew to become one of the largest firms in Europe in its market niche. A very bright spot in the U.S. economy right now is angel investing. billion, an increase of 4.7% over the same period in 2010. read more. Investing Jay Turo
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Scoopinion Automates The Sharing Of Interesting News Articles
    Once Scoopinion grows, there’s no telling how valuable the data collected by the service will be to advertisers, media companies and other interested parties. Scoopinion is a community-based news recommendation and sharing service that uses a bit of a different approach to deliver content to your doorstep.
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