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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Mass Customization: Let Your Customers Have It Their Way
    And there are other benefits, as Bain points out: With the proliferation of social media and online publishing, styles and trends now change faster than ever. 'A Bain & Company survey suggests that there''s potentially big value in offering customized products to your customers. That''s customization. Want your own fancy coffee?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] How to Build a Successful Online Video Business
    Social media logins will personalize the user experience on your site. 'With an infinite distribution rate and extremely low production costs, online video is a prime market for start-ups. Mark Suster, the sharp-witted entrepreneur-slash-VC, recently explained what it takes to build a successful online video business. Find the right margin.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [Media] 2014?s Top 6 Hot Tech Startups
    Teddy’s 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. 2013 saw a lot of new technology. So much so, in fact, that the competition ended up creating a bittersweet outcome for most companies. Tinder. SmartThings. Hukkster.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [Media] What's the hottest up-and-coming company in the Arctic? The Answer Is Worth €10,000
    They will get free tickets to Arctic15:Exit Path , an opportunity to pitch to our investors, media & attendees and fight for the grand prize of over €10,000 in cash and services. 'The Arctic15 pitching competition is back, where we get our readers to help us select the 15 hottest up-and-coming companies in the Nordic and Baltic region.
  • BABBLING VC  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] Apple's iOS (iPhone 5) vs Android (Nexus 4) - My Thoughts
    Media and photography still seem to lag iOS. Same goes for media. I just received the Nexus 4 from Google last week as I felt it was time to get to know Android a bit. I'm so accustomed to the iPhone that I felt technology may be passing me by on iOS. had played with various devices running different flavors of Android in the past.
  • SOHO SOLUTIONIST  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] 5 Task Tools To Love
    ListPlanIt has all kinds of lists for things like moving, planning a newsletter, and even tracking your social media efforts. I love a good, simple task app. Lucky for me, providing good information to my clients requires me to try out a lot of tools. There’s always something new and shiny! No, that’s not a technical term.)
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
    [Media] Talking About Rainmaking Conversations
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Creating Customer Bliss Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Mike Schultz, president of the Rain Group, editor of RainToday and coauthor of Rainmaking Conversations : Influence, Persuade, and Sell in Any Situation.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] 'Selfie' Is the Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year
    In case you were wondering, The Oxford Dictionaries defines selfie as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” '"Selfie" and "404" are two different organizations'' picks for the words we used most in 2013.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Media] Young. Smart. Unstoppable.
    But so is saving an iconic skate boot company from extinction (Adoni Group), running experiential learning summits in Africa (Think Impact), developing a plugless power system for electric vehicles (Evatran), or creating one of the biggest Harry Potter fan sites in the world (Spark Media). Choosing our honorees gets tougher every year.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Business a Pork Belly :: 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. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
    [Media] What Angel Investors Look For: Facts Vs. Truths
    Here's the breakdown: Healthcare services/medical devices and equipment: 25% Industrial/energy: 17% Biotech: 14% Software: 11% Media: 8% Retail: 8% Other: 17% Note that "other" represents tons of different types of businesses. And the news is.good! During the first half of this year, angel investments totaled $8.9 billion, an increase of 4.7
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneurial Change We Can All Believe In
    Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at Boyan Josic’s Daily Deal Media Conference in Chicago. Our topics were the growth and fundraising environment in the "daily deal" sector - which today happens to be both one of the hottest and one of the most maligned technology investment sectors in the world. Small decisions, little things.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
    [Media] Residential Real Estate - Time to Move On
    and media attention given to housing prices is distorted. For opportunities that Growthink is following now, click here. Believe it or not, the great residential real estate crash of the last few years will turn out, in the long run, to be VERY good for the U.S. and the global economy. Than the health of our startups and small businesses?
  • KEVIN DEWALT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010
    [Media] The Magic Word in Customer Development Emails
    John Prendergast CEO & Co-founder Value Media, Inc. Home About Kevin Lean Startup Resources Subscribe From the Start-up Trenches Kevin Dewalt's experiences as a DC tech entrepreneur The Magic Word in Customer Development Emails by kevindewalt on January 12, 2010 In Four Steps to the Epiphany , Steve Blank covers (pp. Advice. sure do.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [Media] Entrepreneur Networking & the Scarcity of Time, Part II
    When talking to people about Stratfor for the first time, I usually describe it as the Huffington Post of 1999 but with three key differences: it was subject matter specific -- international news and intelligence is Stratfor's game, there was no social media -- although we were doing live blogging/tweeting of major events back then, and.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [Media] 6 Viable Jobs For Young Professionals
    Morgan Sims is a writer and graduate of the University of South Florida who loves all things tech and social media. 'by Morgan Sims. The world is a bright new place, with infinite possibilities. Like many young professionals, you have just finished college, and you’re trying to decide the best option for your next move. Accountant.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Media] [Review] The Art Of Thinking Clearly
    The most interesting fallacies are those associated with the world of media. 'You’ve heard the saying “to err is human and forgive divine” What you may not know, however, is that us Homo sapiens have been hardwired over the millenia to be illogical, distorted in our perception of reality, and inaccurate in our judgements.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Media] Why online brand spending will create new winners in online ad.
    The recession of the last couple of years has provided a catalyst to drive more brand marketers online in an effort to seek greater efficiency in their media buys, and as they have tasted some success, they will continue to spend online as their marketing budgets recover. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1. Reply 2.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
    [Media] Common mistakes of first time (technical) founders « Lightspeed.
    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 The current top rated answer is from Siqi Chen , one of the co-founders of Serious Business. And we did this repeatedly.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Media] An Update on My Affiliate Marketing Campaigns
    Even with proper tracking, the fact is that I cannot easily find out what my net numbers are due to having such a large number of traffic sources – some of which don’t have live reporting, or even any reporting at all (such as media buys with IO’s, for example). So here’s an update for you. Anyhow, on with the post…. Income.
  • VINICIUS VACANTI  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Media] How I Became a Member of the NY Tech Community | Vinicius Vacanti
    I set up social media profiles. Home About Contact Me How To Make It as a First-Time Entrepreneur Vinicius Vacanti How I Became a Member of the NY Tech Community July 12, 2010 | View Comments No One Wants To Play With Me I remember walking into my first NY Tech Meetup almost two years ago. Two years later, that’s all changed. Interact.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Media] Marissa Mayer's 1-Year Report Card: The Dead Stay Dead
    For as long as I''ve had a web browser, people have been saying that technology will yield to media. 'Twelve months after taking the top spot, Marissa Mayer hasn''t revived Yahoo. But the business was dead when she got there. This week Marissa Mayer marked her first-year anniversary as CEO of Yahoo. The company was a corpse to begin with.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] Smaller Companies Seek Super Bowl Ad Boost
    The thrust of this ad spot teaser is social media: Viewers are encouraged to tweet with the hashtag #mushymush and urged to follow @HuluPlus on Twitter. Is $3.5 million for 30 seconds of fame worth it? These businesses are putting it all on the line during Super Bowl XLVI. Some make you laugh , others (attempt to) make you cry. she says.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
    [Media] Executives Aren't Necessarily Leaders (No Matter What They Tell You)
    'Here are my top three examples of executives who aren''t leaders, no matter who says so, how long they''ve been at the helm, or even how profitable their company is. This wasn''t the first time Mr. Armstrong has had to plead mea culpa. What''s going on here? The simple fact is, not everyone in a position of leadership is a leader. The Genius.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunding: Not Just for Solo Dreamers?
    The pilot also revealed that participation was high -- 45 percent of employees engaged as compared to the 10 percent that use the company’s social media platform regularly -- and projects proposed by those lower down the institutional food chain were most likely to get funded. One company is testing the waters.
  • MARKETING JUNKIE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Media] Business & Other Goal Quotes
    4.    &# Social media is like teen sex. I’m a bit of a quote junkie. It’s just so comforting to know others have been where I’ve been and found their way to something better. Or to discover just exactly the words I need to hear to keep me moving forward with my businesses and other goals in life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. Use it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
    [Media] Bill Gurley: Scared of an IPO? Suck It Up
    While Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may come off as prickly toward the media , said Gurley, other entrepreneurs have a much learn from his approach to customer service. Gurley said that he''d be wowed by a social media platform that perfects the orginazation of vertical interest groups, and aggregates them according to location
  • TIM KEANE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] How to prepare a sales forecast for a business plan - Startups and.
     In month seven, we will begin testing additional sales strategies including direct to buyer email, google adwords, bing and social media campaigns based on our sale success. 'Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe.  Why? TrackBack.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Media] True Finns' Rise To Power In Finland Means Change
    Most Finnish media are currently forecasting the combination of the government to be formed from the three largest parties. Yesterday Finland held its parliamentary elections where it chose the representatives to drive Finland forward for the next four years. True Finns and their stance on all this really are unknown.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Media] 7 Steps to Marketing Success Workshop :: Small Business Marketing.
    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. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] The New Way To Collect Email Addresses
    The app is installed on an iPad, and contact information – integrated with social media – is collected on the spot – in a retail shop (think American Apparel, one of OnSpot’s marquee clients), at a trade show (think me standing at a booth, not one of OnSpot’s marquee clients), and even at a doctor’s office. Clients. So I get it.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
    [Media] This Week in VC: Michael Montgomery (President, Montgomery & Co.)
    If you don’t know Montgomery & Co it is one of the premier technology & media focused investment banks in the country (and as Michael corrected me they also have a strong Healthcare / Med tech practice). Acquired by Disney, who also invested in Playdom, and will become part of the Interactive Media Group. We discussed: 1.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] PitchHelsinki: Apply Today And Get Funded Right At The Event
    'Editor’s Note: Full disclosure, ArcticStartup has a working relationship with PitchHelsinki, is a media partner and works closely with YritysHelsinki and YritysHelsinki NewCo Factory. One thing about Pitching Events is trying to see the value. This is a rather new concept and we are looking forward to seeing it in action.
  • WWW.IGDA.ORG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Why Crunch Modes Doesn't Work: Six Lessons
    Ea_spouse received thousands of comments to her original post — followed quickly by major media coverage. Skip to Navigation. Why Crunch Modes Doesn't Work: Six Lessons. by Evan Robinson. Executive Summary. When used long-term, Crunch Mode slows development and creates more bugs when compared with 40-hour weeks. Introduction.
  • START UP BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010
    [Media] Fail with pride
    It seems every week we are going through another consumer goods example, or the car industry and lately social media. I teach Marketing At Melbourne University on a part time basis. One of the things I try to do is stretch my students thinking beyond the traditional marketing arenas. Facebook vs Myspace. Coke vs Pepsi. Nike vs Addidas.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Plans are worthless, but planning is everything
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. In a recent discussion at Techstars Boston I heard about an angel investor who is considering a seed stage investment. That is not the end of the story. Newer Post.
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Free Market Says, "No Thank You" to Loan Programs
    What is interesting is how few of the standard media outlets are picking up on this story. Add one more voice to the growing chorus arguing that the problems facing small businesses have nothing to do with a lack of credit. This new voice now saying "No" is the free market. Pallavi Gogoi has written a story reporting on this for the AP.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Media] Future Female Connects Women Interested In Digital Opportunities
    According to co-founder Hanna Manninen, Future Female was born out of inspiring conversations by women with backgrounds in technology, online media and ICT communications in Helsinki and abroad throughout 2010. Future Female is for women, who work, use or are interested in technology. There are no age or title limits, you can come as you are.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Media] Let's Stop Being So Rude
    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. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Media] 3 Must-Follow Rules For Posting Engaging Content On Your Blog
    Allow permission for your followers to reprint articles on other blogs, in newsletters, on social media—anywhere that will get your ideas out into the blogosphere and link back to you. 'Traditional marketing techniques are a thing of the past, and successful businesses and people are blogging to get business. Smart? Content is king.
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
    [Media] “De-season” yourself to remain innovative!
    My take-way:  Let your team speak on social media channels. Earlier this month, Heidi Groshelle invited me as a keynote speaker to the ExecEvent organized by Greg Duplessie — it is an exclusive networking event for industry executives focusing on the data storage marketplace. was asked to share tips and tricks about being an executive.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
    [Media] The Way I Work: Karmaloop's Greg Selkoe
    Greg Selkoe is the 36-year-old CEO of Karmaloop, a Boston-based burgeoning hipster media empire, encompassing music, television, and apparel and footwear from more than 500 brands. Here's how Selkoe gets it all done. Revenue last year topped $130 million, up 81 percent from 2010. He told Liz Welch how he gets it all done. listen to everyone.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [Media] Student-Loan Debt Surpasses Credit Cards | WSJ
    Student Loan Justice , a Washington State-based student loan advocacy group issued a statement on the student-loan eclipse, estimating that media coverage of credit cards exceeds coverage of student loans “by a factor of approximately 15-to-1 based on unscientific news surveys conducted since 2007.”.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010
    [Media] Is Social Entrepreneurship an Oxymoron: Sanjay Anandaram – India Chief Mentor – WSJ
    The increased media focus and the casual throwing around of fashionable jargon serves some purposes -some useful and others not. Sanjay Anandaram offers a thought provoking piece about social entrepreneurship at the Wall Street Journal Online.  This is a piece well worth reading. Isn’t every business a social venture?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] How to Develop a Strong Brand
    With social media tools like YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, you can create videos and photos that can spread your brand message quickly, inexpensively and with amazing effectiveness. 'Your brand is the unique design, sign, symbol, and/or words that create an image or impression of your product(s), service(s) and/or company. The result?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] GitHub: Turning a Nerdy Hobby Into $750 Million Business
    The openness that drove the Web and its richness are definitely under attack," says Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, the producer of industry-leading programming manuals, tech magazines, and conferences. One, the maker of the world's most powerful software-development tool is growing at a stunning rate. Serendipity, indeed.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
    [Media] Burt Gets Funded
    Rich distinguishes itself by focusing on the media industry and offering analytics that form a more complete overview of the environment in which their ads are being displayed. Online advertising is an industry full of problems and possibilities. Hence, there are a lot of start-ups working in that sphere from different angles.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Nordic And Baltic Teams At Mini Seedcamp NY
    Campalyst combines Facebook Insights and Google Analytics to measure the precise ROI of social media campaigns. SurveyLegend is building a survey app that allows users to conduct picture, video, text or audio-based surveys and instantly share them on their websites, blogs or social media.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010
    [Media] iPad Solution iPOS Adds Mobility To Erply
    Another tip I have for them is to greatly subsidize the iPad for the shopkeepers, something that the bigger media houses have overlooked in my opinion as well. Erply has come up with an innovative way to harness the mobility of the iPad. Some time ago, Erply announced iPOS , which is essentially the ERPLY solution running on the iPad.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [Media] Blocks of Time
    It seems that in a business, where we are touting the importance of engagement, we should also practice it (and not only with other social media wonks). Learn to Duck sometimes it takes getting punched in the face Home About Me(ha!) Story of the Week! I’ll be back on the road February 5-7 (which should coincide with some big Graphic.ly
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
    [Media] Joining or Starting?
    Having good connections and relationships via different social media channels helps getting that first comment. Learn to Duck sometimes it takes getting punched in the face Home About Me(ha!) Story of the Week! You are here: Home / community / Joining or Starting? Joining or Starting? can imagine the discussion. “Man. thats interesting.
  • SOCIALMATCHBOX.COM  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [Media] How To Find A Programmer To Build Your Startup Idea
    These days sales, marketing and PR people seem to grow on trees. If you post up an ad to an online job board asking for someone to join your very high risk early stage startup company the odds of getting someone who decent are slim to none. The first part is the hardest part: hunting for a programmer. Be sure to post your opportunity here. Step 2.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The Secret to Happiness for Marketers
    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.
  • NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR FOUNDATION BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Top Business Plan Competitions
    The top regional and national winners advance to the 2013 GSEA Global Finals for the opportunity to engage with world-class entrepreneurs, receive media exposure, win cash, and share in over $150,000 in donated business services. “We got our start at a business plan competition,” he said. MIT has two big prizes they give away.
  • GENUINE VC  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Media] Our Investment in tapCommerce is the Real Deal
    With many of the co-founders having worked together at places like CNET, Pontiflex, and Demdex; on paper it was the right mix of mobile, ad-tech, and online media DNA. 'It isn’t a secret that there is a huge platform shift underway as consumers transition from the desktop web to mobile + tablet devices. Mobile is literally eating the world.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
    [Media] Common ethnographic techniques « Startup Musings
    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? The word “ethnography&# has such a grand sound to it.  I’ve seen seasoned executives get intimidated by it. Immersion.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010
    [Media] Using detailed interviews to build personas
    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? So I am not going to belabor the point.  I’ll simply provide a case study of exactly how I go about building personas.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] The Battle for Indoors
    Three years ago, in " the Foursquare post that launched 1000 VC''s " I wrote: " Being able to connect web advertising, recommendations, and social media buzz to an actual person walking into your store has long been the holy grail of the advertising world.". The in-store retail check-in app? And Belly? What do they have in common? WAIT WAIT.
  • DEIMAR  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Media] Charles Dickens Quotes | Deimar ~ Business Tips and Strategies for.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Sep 18, 2011. Charles Dickens Quotes. by Deimar Gutierrez. 18.9.11. Pin It. Charles Dickens. · A boys story is the best that is ever told. · I only ask to be free.
  • DEIMAR  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] Dressed to pitch: Guide for a successful business pitch | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jan 13, 2012. Dressed to pitch: Guide for a successful business pitch. by Deimar Gutierrez. 13.1.12. Pin It. How you say who you are, says a lot of who you are. at all times.
  • 47 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Media] Three dot Friday
    What I got were cool tech and non-tech people into creating and sharing ideas, a chance to meet a personal hero of mine, uber-podcaster Leo Laporte (who gave one of the 5 minute/20 slides/go presentations, on Advertising is the Sickness and New Media is the Cure.), If you think VC/Angels fund overweight/obese developers, think again. Click.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] Lead Generation Strategies for Start-ups
    Social Media: Make sure you have a good digital marketing strategy, which includes promoting your product or service in all social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ etc. 'Being a young enterprise, you have a product and you have your first set of paying customers. So, what is a ‘qualified’ lead?
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
    [Media] How to deal with bad PR « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    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 Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation How to deal with bad PR March 5, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in PR. Reply 2.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Sunday, Sunday. so good to me
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Sunday, Sunday. so good to me. For the second Sunday in a row I got to go out biking with friends, this time seven of us. So we rode up to the Campion Center and a short loop around back to Weston. Email This BlogThis!
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: From fad to monopoly
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. From fad to monopoly. The telephone, mainframe computers, microprocessor chips, and PC software industries have all spawned companies displaying enough monopolistic behavior to warrant penalties from the trust busters.
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Media] The Rise of the Secondary Market for Emerging Growth Equities– Necessary But Insufficient
    On Tuesday, May 10 I joined Sandy Robertson, Ian Sobieski, Lee Hower, and Scott Painter as a panelist at the SharesPost Executive Forum held at the Rosewood Hotel on Sand Hill Road. Amount of venture capital raised has exploded. i.     Pre bubble period 1991-1996 totals $28 billion. ii.     Bubble period 1996-2000 totals $243.6 billion. billion.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] Nokia's Big Announcement: The N9
    The three "home" views available with a swipe on the phone are; everything your friends are doing (a stream of social media activity), everything you can do (the traditional icon menu) and everything you've done in the past (a grid of open applications). Nokia has today unveiled a new, all touch screen, phone in Singapore.
  • TECHCRUNCH.COM  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [Media] Finding Your Co-Founders
    link] Three Ships Media » MORE Sage Start-Up Advice from Meebo CEO Seth Sternberg [.] The first post, From Nothing To Something. How To Get There, is here. And make sure to read our recent posts with advice from Mint CEO Aaron Patzer on his advice to entrepreneurs as well ( here and here ). Seems a bit unintuitive, right? ll explain.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Media] Basketball Diaries: Lessons in Leadership From the Final Four
    It''s a safe bet that Coach Ryan is more reserved on the days when he is not winning huge games--you won''t find him hanging out on social media--and Wisconsin''s style of play during his 13-year tenure reflects that. 'These coaches represent everything required for great leadership. It''s good to be a Gator fan right now.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] 3 Ways to Be a Popular--and Effective--CEO
    Today we are thriving and just launched the biggest email and social media marketing software release in our company''s history. 'As a CEO or leader, it''s your job to move your company forward. But you can still balance that with being liked by the people you lead. Chief executives at LinkedIn, Ford Motor Co., Empower your people. For real.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] The Unconnected Need Not Apply
    Related articles Why Connections Beat Charisma Every Time Social Media Isn''t the Place for Customer Service How to Ask for a LinkedIn Introduction 'On average, only 4 percent of employees have referred more than one job candidate via their social networks. What can your company do to encourage more meaningful social recruiting?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] 3 Words to Kick to the Curb in 2014
    admit I''m certainly guilty of using some of them including content (check), social media (check) and literally (gah!). 'There are many overused words in business, but there are three I''d like to hear a lot less in the New Year. There was recently some buzz in the news around the most overused business words of the year. Why wait? forever.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] London's Tech City A Second Base For Local Startups
    As Kiosked works in at the intersection of so many industries, such as international brands, advertisers, media, and e-commerce, London provides a hub of nearly every kind of industry. On top of that, the media industry is huge in London, so it''s a great place to make connections to the press. Tickets can be found here !
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] It’s not easy to sell into an industry being disrupted
    Likewise, a recommendation engine that tries to keep readers on a specific online media site does not change the fact that most users today now use aggregators like Twitter or Google News to find stories from a wide range of sources. 'Looking to sell into an industry that’s currently undergoing disruption?
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
    [Media] Why Startup Founders Should Stop Reading Business Books
    have been reading some real practical stuff, such as how to come up with great headlines or copy that sells, but at the end of the day even I have to go back to old-school selling sometimes, and pick up the phone to make cold-calls instead of waiting on my SEO and social-media optimized website to generate leads. Also a student of reading.
  • CTOTODEVELOPERS.BLOGSPOT.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Media] Social, Agile, and Transformation: Strategic Agile Thinking: Balancing Value, Innovation and Research
    social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 media and publishing. social media. What Could Save Media Businesses. Social, Agile, and Transformation. cover several topics including agile software development, software startups, web 2.0, and business transformation. Monday, June 18, 2012. Posted by.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable: Professional Investors Do Not Invest In $20 Million Markets
    You have heard, I am sure, that venture capitalists only invest in very large market opportunities - $500 million to $1 billion. But you have, perhaps, heard less specific discussions on what angel investors are looking for. Well, some angel investors are looking for exactly the same thing as what VCs are looking for. process in detail.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] How to Make Tech Talent Fall in Love With Your Company
    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. 'It''s tough times for companies trying to hire software developers. Here''s how to give yourself an edge. Need to hire an engineer? Yeah, so does everybody else.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Want HR to Matter? Start with the CEO.
    The CEO must chose Another useful snapshot on social media describes an exchange between a CFO and CEO. 'If the CEO isn''t accountable for a company''s people and culture, who is? The recent discussion about “why we no longer need human resources” obscures the larger issue. Organizational health is similar to personal health.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Where to Start: 5 Tips for Tackling a Big Project
    In this day and age of smartphones and social media, there are too many ways of getting a message across to assume that everyone will communicate in the same manner and timeframe. 'Looking for success? Start by getting projects off on the right foot. Here are five tips for beginning things the right way. Do some homework. Set up a basic plan.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] How to find funding for your hardware startup while we’re waiting for the hardware revolution
    Despite the recent media buzz surrounding the hardware revolution and emerging maker space, the overwhelming majority of hardware startups have a hard time attracting financing today. 'hardware (Photo credit: alorenzi). Hardware requires time, money, and inventory. De-risk your startup as much as possible. Patents versus traction.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Wondering about Instagram? I interviewed two Instagram fanatics to get the scoop.
    Tumblr’s feed called the “dashboard” and Posterous’s new “reader” are similar to the visual scroll of Instagram’s feed; however, Tumblr and Posterous feeds extend content beyond photos with multi-media blog posts. decided it would be fun to do a Q&A with them on why they love Instagram so much.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Media] 6 Reasons I’m bullish on mobile gaming #dragonarmy
    Zynga, the poster child for recent day wild valuations, went from media darling with a huge IPO to very quickly struggling to keep its head above water. 'Dragon Army is a mobile gaming studio. We’re going to create games for mobile devices for consumers (not for “clients”, which is my past experience). Why exactly?”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Zynga: Not Quite Fast Enough
    The company’s struggles highlight the stubborn unpredictability of the social media business—and how falling one step behind changing consumer behavior allows teeming swarms of younger, nimbler startups to gobble up customers and profits. million in the last three months of 2012, or about six cents per diluted share. million.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Whither the open web
    In Patrick’s case it is because he sees social media and smart phones as going through the same cycle that the PC industry went through, and many industries before – from small geeky open groups, through a closed standards phase (dominated by IBM) to an open standards phase (dominated by Windows and Intel). Startup general interest
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Media] 43 Things Your Future Boss Wants You To Know
    How to use social media. Like death, work comes for us all. If you plan to go into business for yourself after getting your college degree, we applaud your pioneering spirit. For the rest of you, somewhere out there is a boss with your name on their payroll. To smooth out the learning curve for you, we’ve laid out 43 of those below. How-Tos.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010
    [Media] Startup Wisdom From Babson Entrepreneurship Forum
    Listen – Tune into social media. Care – Care about your customers and what you are doing for them through social media. Solve your customers problems through social media because it’s easy, cheap, and they’ll love you for it. The following is a guest post from Andy Cook. Dharmesh. Passion is an Emotion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Media] How Shutterstock Went From Zero to IPO
    At the time I was trying to go with a sort of old media model, of trying to collect and put up as much content as I could, and buy photos from other photographers. Jon Oringer had created a dozen tech start-ups before buying one $800 camera to seed his own stock-photo business. Now that company is worth $760 million. funded it myself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] 4 Smart Ways To Use Augmented Reality
    Result: Some 56,000 people used the app to view the murals, and another 900,000 mentioned the campaign on social media. 'Augmented reality campaigns that made a big splash--and a big return on investment. Heinz Ketchup Developer: Blippar How it works: Open the Blippar app on a smartphone or tablet and point it at a bottle of Heinz ketchup.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Media] How to Find the Customers Who Appreciate You
    Propelled by social media, reality TV, and a greater desire by people and businesses to act green, TerraCycle now has millions of people in 20 countries sending it trash. 'Often the fastest road to growth is to uncover whose needs aren''t being met--and work like crazy to meet them. That proved much more fruitful, but we kept exploring.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] Five Ways You’re Not Going To Get An Investor For Your Startup
    Connected (social media, rolodex, leadership roles). 'Five Ways You’re Not Going To Get An Investor For Your Startup 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 Weston Bergmann – Enjoy! These are some of them.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] 4 Startups Engineering Happiness
    million round of funding from Ventrock and Resolute for the project, which she hopes to expand into a media and lifestyle empire. 'A crop of new startups help users track their moods. But is focusing on happiness a sure path to success? Happiness has always been big business. Only time will tell. Founder Nataly Kogan raised a $2.4
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
    [Media] How people are using Circles #Google+
    There are people I consider friends, but also fit into the techie or social media nerds circles. I recently ran a poll on Google+ asking people how they are using Circles. Feel free to join in on that conversation if you’re playing around with Google+. Almost like tags. But, I revised. work in progress … Matt : Multiple.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Media] I used Google Plus to write this blog (and my early thoughts on Plus)
    Plus it has to do with social media. Ok, I only kinda used Google Plus to write this blog. wanted to post how much I loved a commercial I saw over the weekend, because I almost never see commercials and when I do, I almost never watch them, so it was such an anomaly that I actually saw a commercial that I liked that I had to blog about it.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010
    [Media] Beth Kanter and Non-Profit Analytics
    To celebrate her 53rd birthday, she’s using social media to incite change in the world by sending 53 Cambodian children to school.  Of the many reasons why we’re big fans of Beth, she’s pioneering the concepts of web-based analytics for the non-profit / charity sector.  Here’s the full description of her birthday wish. 
  • NEXTWALA  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] FYI - Your Guide to India's Acronym Blizzard - NextWala
    Technology/Media/Telecom. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. Recent Comments. Rajat_garg on Mobile Rev-Share Changes Might Spark a Fire.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Friday Wrap Up
    RecThing has added recommendation widgets to embed on the web, and a lineup of "ambassador" tastemakers that recommend books, movies, and all sorts of media. Thanks to everyone who came to last night's ArcticStartup / TNW meetup! Leading off the article are the only two pictures Dmitri says are fit to print.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Nordic Startup Awards Bringing Events To Capital Cities
    The community is also encouraged to vote for their favorite startups through social media. A new initiative, the Nordic Startup Awards , is a collection of events across the region to keep on your calendar. The grand finale will take place December 7th. The instructions can be found on their website.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] ThingLink Launches Tabs For Facebook
    The service provides a non-intrusive way to integrate rich media into static images on a mouseover, turning any picture into a platform to highlight and embed content. An ThingLink has released Tabs For Facebook, which allows marketers or anyone else to embed ThingLinked images on Facebook Pages.
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