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DESIGN STAFF [Media] How to choose the right design agency for your startup
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
Do you need help with your social media strategy? Before joining Google, Mike Buzzard founded Cuban Council, a world-class design agency that worked with clients like Google, NASA, Francis Ford Coppola, Facebook, Zynga, Tom Waits, BBC, and Evernote. John Zeratsky. Our startup needs design help. What do you need? Do you need a logo?
OCCAM'S RAZOR [Media] The 2015 Digital Marketing Rule Book. Change or Perish.
| MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
Why not go from trying to have a Gatorade ad on every TV sports event in the hopes that I'm watching to doing that plus doing social media right and have a direct relationship with me? Oh, and you are right that people bought Kenneth Cole stuff even after the insensitive tweet because only a few people are on Social Media. Get it?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 6 Blunders That Can Wreck a Business Deal
| TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
That''s according to Jason Boyarski and David Fritz, partners in the New York City law firm Boyarski Fritz LLP, who specialize in brokering deals involving entertainment, media, personalities, and technology. When you''re this close to signing a big deal with a client or investor, make sure you get these legal basics right. Skimp.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
| TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
Cautionary Tale You think you''ve had bad days on social media? The company has deleted the tweet, apologized, and stated it is investigating the source, but this will be one for the "social media disaster" books.-- A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. 1. Mashable 4.
STARTUP REMARKABLE [Media] 50 Lessons Signing 100 Global Brands
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
Note: Although a lot of the points below are relevant specifically to the media industry, most lessons could be applied elsewhere, simply swap the word ‘brand’ for ‘large company’! 50 Lessons from Signing 100 Brands. One of the standard contracts used in media is called an ‘Insertion Order’ (or I/O). Knowing who this is is vital.
- [Media] Meet the Entrepreneur-Heroes of the Boston Marathon Bombings
After the FBI released their photographs to the media, authorities say brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed a police officer and carjacked a Mercedes SUV, driven by a entrepreneur who had just moved to the U.S. He asked the media not to provide his full name in accounts of his story. Here are some of their stories.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] How To Start Branding Your Startup Online?
| THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
Every startup dreams about getting coverage on big tech medias and newspapers. He is active in social media, and arranges webinars and lectures around the country. There’s still a good deal of startups and big corporations, who do not regularly update their social channels even though they might provide social media as a service.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 8 Best Twitter Accounts To Follow For Young Entrepreneurs
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2015
Harvard graduate and owner of the media giant, “O’ Reilly Media” it’s no surprise his followers are soon about reach 2 million (currently 1.96)! by Rochelle Ceira. Where’s the best place to look for business-minded professionals like you? We’re not just talking about finding them to build a connection or find a job.
MOBILE.SMASHINGMAGAZINE.COM [Media] Preparing Websites For The Unexpected | Smashing Mobile
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
Rather, websites are collections of useful or informative media which may be sorted into different screens (or sections, or blocks, or views — time will tell which term becomes popular). In fact, the more digital media we consider, the more flexible websites become. AJAX-savvy media queries? Smashing Media. Books.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] The 21-Day Job Search: 5 Tips To Ensure Success
| TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
His passion to assist nonprofits has led him to work for Goodwill and a Feeding America Food Bank as a social media strategist and web content manager. by Teddy Hunt. In 21 days, you can redecorate your home, form a new habit, lose enough weight to not feel guilty about indulging while you’re on vacation, or find a job. Know Where to Look.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Improve Business Writing
| THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
Then, you can export the content to a Word document, email, or social media. 5. Of the many courses I took in college, business writing was the most challenging. Students whose plans involve business careers are not interested in abstract rules, referencing standards, confusing legal language, and other materials presented in those classes.
- [Media] 10 Keys to Maximizing Personal Gain From a Startup
You attitude and the clothes you wear assert your authority to subordinates, peers, the media, and customers. Everyone knows that that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). You can’t outsource that one. Volunteer. And then does it.
JEFF JORDAN [Media] Unpacking the Grocery Stack
| MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
commerce has disrupted a number of large categories, including media, electronics, apparel, and home furnishings. Photo: Getjustin. If you’re shopping in these categories, there’s a strong and rapidly growing chance that you’re going to buy them online. But that’s not the case for the largest retail category: grocery. Your fridge awaits!
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The One Doc Your Sales and Marketing Teams Must Have
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
We share it on social media and syndicate it to a few sites as well. In almost every organization, there''s opportunity for marketing and sales to be more closely aligned. This shared document can help. Are your marketing and sales team working together seamlessly to get more sales for your business? Where''s the Content?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be a Young Person With a Big Idea
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
Despite the persistent negative commentary about Millennials in the media , my experience is that most older people want to see our generation thrive and are excited to support our aspirations. What a band of Millennial entrepreneurs on a train can teach us about entrepreneurship in today''s America. The Omaha space is called KANEKO.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Sales Is a Function of Marketing Pure and Simple
| FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
The trouble with this mindset is that social media and inbound marketing has actually made the distinction even harder to appreciate. Over the years one of the great breakdowns in many of the small businesses that I’ve worked with lies in area of sales. Either way, they end up limiting the effectiveness of both.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Are You LinkedIn for the Sake of Your Business?
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Without much of a social media presence, businesses stand the danger of falling behind the competition, given many individuals–be they potential job applicants or clients with your company–want today’s information yesterday. With some 120 million users, LinkedIn is still by far the choice of business professionals.
ROB GO [Media] Getting A VC Job
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
Usually, people who take this strategy are extremely social, go to tons of events, consume and retain information they read on social media, techcrunch, Medium, etc. I get asked a lot about how to get one’s start in the VC industry. have a somewhat standard response, but realized that I never put it into a blog post. So, here it is.
STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED [Media] Last Chance for Summer Sale Prices
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
Vox.com has been one of the most closely watched media launches of the year, and as its Senior Product Manager and Executive Editor, Melissa was responsible for leading a lot of its success. Note that summer sale pricing for the conference ends on Monday night, so register now for the best deal possible. Herewith, our introductions. criteria.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] Social CRM at the Crossroads
| MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
Social Media Monitoring – requires the possibility of integrating with a CRM technology. Customer Analytics – including text/sentiment analytics; voice based analytics; social media analytics, influencer scoring, etc. Social CRM exists largely within this context, it is a “I’ll know it when I see it” category. Traditional CRM Suites.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
Now it’s time to post it to your social media profiles and sit back and enjoy the rush of traffic. How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Below are five steps we take in building an influencer program. Find Influencers.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Infographic] The Best Strategy For Online Business Success
| MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
For instance, social media websites have fast become the best way for business owners to promote their concepts. Success in the online business world will require a lot of hard work. However, it’s possible to automate most of your processes once they are in place. Build and launch the perfect website. Get a lot of attention online. Simple.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Singapore][Event] Echelon 2011
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
Young Upstarts is a media partner of e27 and Echelon 2011. Echelon , Southeast Asia’s biggest conference for technology startups, is back for its 2011 edition and looks to be even more exciting than before. Event Details. Date: June 16 and 17. Venue: University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore. Organizer: e27.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] Why product now trumps distribution – a framework
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
There’s Amazon, Trustpilot and others with their reviews, MoneySupermarket and the other price comparison sites for many financial services products, and, in their own way, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Hat tip to Ben Thompson of Stratechery for the inspiring this post with his article on Selling feelings. He was right.
- [Media] Rebecca Minkoff: Inspiration Is Closer Than You Think
Here''s how the fashion designer uses social media to stay close to customers. Much of our success is also based on the relationships we''ve established with customers on social media. With $35.7 million in revenue in 2011 and a three-year growth rate of 498 percent, Rebecca Minkoff earned the No. 706 spot on the 2012 Inc.
MIKE MICHALOWICZ [Media] Episode 127: Make Your Brand Fascinating with Sally Hogshead
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
She frequently appears in national media, including NBC’s “Today” show and the New York Times. Also Available On. Show Summary. On this episode with Sally Hogshead we talk about how to make your personal brand fascinating, so fascinating that it will drive the highest level of profits to your business. Our Guest. Named as the No.1
ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION [Media] Do you have grown up goals and toddler leadership?
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
will expand my social media platform on a daily basis. Yesterday, I had a wonderful series of coaching calls with clients that are all making huge leaps and bounds. They made plans, worked hard, got great results, and now are totally on track to see their big visions realized. ”Our crown has already been bought and paid for.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How A Dorm Room Side Project Became The Web's Hottest Operating System
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
It’s a highly customizable content platform that can support thousands of development tools that enable users to create and manage a wide range of features, including content, social media, and e-commerce. Dries Buytaert thought maybe a dozen people would ever use his software. Buytaert graduated in 2007. It’s appeared on the Inc.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 12 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
Social media icons. You want people to share your great content, so ensure you not only have social media icons on each page and blog article, but also that they click through to the desired site. by Nikole Haiar, Director Marketing, Retail & Partner Services at Hostway Corporation. Spelling and grammatical errors. Links. Favicon.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Can You Really Turn A Hobby Into A Business?
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
Here are a few areas to consider before taking the leap: Social Media — It’s Already Working For You. In my view, social media is still a relatively untapped resource — and it’s one tool every hobbyist already has at their disposal to do the most basic market research. By Nick Goode, Commercial Director at Sage One. My favorite?
- [Media] 7 Tips To Super-Charge Your Online Communication
Pat Rafter was a guy everyone liked, but Pete Sampras , Andre Agassi , John McEnroe , Leyton Hewitt , and a host of other top players, despite great tennis performance, aren’t loved by everyone and don’t come across as the most likeable people all the time (although the media must take some credit for this too).
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Media] The Collaborative Web: Github is the New Flickr
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
The features in Flickr seeded the consumer web gene pool for the following 7 or 8 years--tagging, favoriting, commenting, permalinks direct to content, newsfeeds, social consumption of media, sharing and embedding. I can't take credit for this meme, even though I've already invested in it.twice. Need to find a collaborator? Find me on."
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] Britain’s growing entrepreneurial culture
| MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
There are a number of contributing factors, not least the growing number of success stories, but support from the government and media will really help the nation understand that entrepreneurship is important for UK plc and a valid and exciting career choice. Innovation
- [Media] Success dysmorphia
I was talking with my good friend Erik Proulx last month about the various projects we are working on. Erik is the creator of Lemonade , a documentary about laid off ad agency employees who remade their lives. We share an unhealthy love for our iPhones. And occasionally spend hours lost in an Internet haze , instead of working on important projects.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Think you're the hottest startup in the region? Prove it and win €50,000 at the OP Pitching Competition @ Arctic15
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
This year we feel that the finalists will get even more chances for success, as more prizes will be awarded, more investments will be made and the media turnout is going to be phenomenal. Ready to join the impressive list of our alumni, get €50 000 investment, over €5 000 in services, media attention and much more? Apply here.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Companybook Brings Companies Into Their Own Social Network
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
To get some sort of idea about the company, Companybook also provides a media reputation chart that determines positive and negative news articles based on the the company's name is used in the sentence. You can google ambiguous search terms, try to dig through LinkedIn, or you can search through business directories with limited success.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Dear Customers, Sandy Hit. Now What?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
These efforts are, of course, greatly amplified in the always-on era of social media. Perez, CEO of Highbrid Media, a minority marketing consultancy based in New York. It also encourages customers to keep track on the company blog, intelligently making use of social media for updates. Be careful. Stay safe.
CONVERSIONXL [Media] 3 Things Beginning Conversion Optimizers Completely Miss The Mark On
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
His team decided to take the experience further by including more media in future iterations, but ultimately found there was “no substantial difference” between the rich media, and simple pages on mobile devices – going to show, you never really know unless you test. Let’s test button colors? Or maybe call to action text ?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Become a World-Changing Thought Leader
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
And one form of thought leader is someone who says here's how the media business will be in five years and here's how the airline business will be in 10 years. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan interviews Clay Christensen's publicity advisor about how entrepreneurs can be thought leaders too. Define thought leader. They teach. Change the world.
- [Media] Startups Should be Wary of Disruptive Technologies
MySpace and several others, who arguably pioneered the disruptive social media technology, never really survived to enjoy it. How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” Investors will wait for more traction. Christensen in “ The Innovator’s Dilemma ” way back in 1995.
FRED DESTIN [Media] Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners merge, change name to Watlington Venture Partners, go Huge
| FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
Today Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners announced that they were combining to create a new powerhouse in the global venturing world. This is going to be huge” commented Frank Boehnke. “ I always wanted to be huge”, added Fred Destin. We’re taking this market.”. Daniel Ek was having drinks with Bono again and could not be reached.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] What's Your Business Resolution for Next Year?
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
We would learn about an opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in a media outlet or publication and react by scrambling to author a great piece at the last minute. The founders and CEOs explain what they''re planning to change or improve about their business in the coming year. Like what? Read on for inspiration.
FRED DESTIN [Media] On personal brand, transparency and social contract in venture capital. Oh yeah, and blogging.
| MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
The very candid interview does a good job of capturing my views on personal brand and the use of media in venture capital, and which I republish below. So if you have substance and can play the media game well, which is Fred Wilson-like, that positioning is highly sustainable. BostInno: Why did you start blogging? But so what? Check.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Google is Flexing Its Search Muscle. Why Shouldn't It?
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
Obviously, both the social media and search services come from Google, or the 800-pound gorilla as it's called by SEO professionals. If you're questioning the unfairness of Google+ activity affecting rankings of Google you shouldn't be surprised. It's not the first time. Google, the search giant. What's your opinion?
READWRITESTART [Media] What Greek Startups Can Teach the World
| FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
At DWEN, the words of Lakshmi Pratury, the founder of Ixoraa Media , really struck me: “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.”. Inspired by Riots. Whitehill is founder of Entrepreneur Week , the Greek version of which was inspired by riots protesting the country’s austerity moves. Check the P-List.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 3 Effective Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business
| THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
Related posts: Using Media Relations to Boost Your Business Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing. 3 Effective Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. million times you’ve heard that you need a blog to get more customers.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] How to Create Work-Life Balance When You Work for Yourself
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
After lunch, I work on less complex tasks like responding to emails and scheduling social media posts. If you think being your own boss means being able to sleep in til noon and screw off whenever you feel like it, think again. At which point, have at it!). All it takes is a little thought and a lot of discipline. Enforce, Enforce, Enforce.
- [Media] How to Attract Investors to Your Start-up
Social Media makes this even easier that it ever was to maintain and grow your own network across the globe. Any new entrepreneur knows that investors can provide more than just capital to their business — they can become resources for organizing, marketing, and realizing ideas. Tip #1 network everywhere. Tip #3 attend events for start-ups.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Start-up Marketing: Go Big or Grassroots?
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
So I muddled through doing what I called "community marketing" and would later be coined social media marketing. In just over six months of muddling away at this, we launched our beta product to a flurry of media, sign ups, and excitement. With a $5,000 monthly budget, Buyosphere cofounder Tara Hunt has a dilemma. Nothing. link].
NON-LINEAR GROWTH [Media] Tahosa’s Summit: 6 Months [Series]
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
Don’t forget all of your social media profiles, and the legal names of the LLC’s you’ve set up. I enjoy reading blog posts of entrepreneurs that chronicle the journey of starting and building a business. The ones I enjoy most are at times heart-breaking and at other times triumphant. It feels like its worth writing about.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 6 Ways To Build Your Business On Facebook--For Free
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Social media is designed to bring those barriers down, and they should come down. It's amazing how much business comes in over Facebook. And I don't pay Facebook--or anyone--a cent. love Facebook. Facebook helps me stay on top of world events, popular culture, business trends and the personal lives of my friends and colleagues. On Facebook.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Promotional Products: the Most Durable Marketing Money Can Buy
| MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
Is your social media game on point? When we talk about marketing these days, it’s all about the digital. Is your website on fleek? Is your mobile advertising on fire? On and on and on it goes, and with good reason. It’s estimated that 81% of all consumers look to the web before making a purchase , alongside 94% of B2B customers.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Writing a Press Release in 2014: Five Tips
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
As technology moves forward, so should a press release, changing it from a dry document to a rich media promoting your news and read by everyone from journalists, bloggers, potential clients, investors, and partners. Editor''s note: This is a sponsored post put together with PR Newswire. Here are some tips that we came up with. 1.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Finland Takes First Steps To Tolerate Failure
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
Most national media outlets in Finland have covered the day and spread awareness through doing so. Finland has one of those peculiar western cultures where failure isn't tolerated. Failure isn't tolerated socially nor is it tolerated in the society at large. This means, that failure is at the core of high risk entrepreneurship.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Restaurant Business Plan
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
In the marketing section of your restaurant business plan , don’t just mention a budget and that you “plan on using social media.”. Do you intend to advertise through Google AdWords, social media, or some other paid digital marketing platform? It takes a lot of time, effort, dedication, knowledge, and passion to get it right.
- [Media] 5 Money-Making Reasons To Get An E-Commerce Site
Social media brings sales. Additionally, with the introduction of Google + , although it is not available for businesses profiles just yet, it will be a major player in the social media game, and businesses should realize that this is a huge opportunity for them to gain some market share. There was absolutely nothing useful there.
- [Media] Purpose Will Save Your Business, Your Body & Your World
Article contributed by Nick Seneca Jankel , entrepreneur, speaker, author, founder of ethical innovation and leadership consultancy WECREATE Worldwide and Ripe & Ready , whose purpose is to create enlightening and empowering media content that ensures the digital generations, and our world, thrive. This is not about smarts. Switch on.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 2 Tools to Turn Customers Into Cheerleaders
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
You can also integrate game campaigns across multiple channels, such as social media, email campaigns, website, your online store and more. Incentivizing current customers to buy more and bring in new business is a huge opportunity you can't miss. As a business, you're always trying to acquire new customers, which is essential. Pretty cool!
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Make Community the Secret To Success
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015
Mike Stelzner of Social Media Examiner has done an incredible job identifying his fire starters and in some cases making them a part of the full-time team. He’s also got a large number of volunteer fire starters who help run the extremely popular and growing Social Media Marketing World Conference. The World Domination Community.
SOCAL CTO [Media] Map of VC Investments
| FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007
His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse.
- [Media] Cory Huff: Shakespearian Actor Starts A Blog To Teach Creative People How To Sell Their Art Online And Today Makes $180,000+ A Year Online
Cory runs a blog, TheAbundantArtist.com , and sells various teaching courses on subjects like helping artists to use social media, blogging, and internet marketing, all to make money from their artwork. I was curious to hear Cory’s own entrepreneur story, but also what he teaches to artists that might be unique or different.
- [Media] How To Bootstrap your Startup with Your Paycheck
It focuses on social media analytics and helps to reveal the insights in large volumes of data. Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra. Entrepreneurs looking to launch their startups are often faced with myriad difficult decisions, chief among them being the question of seed financing. 2010).
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 4 Super-Hot Fin Tech Trends To Watch Out For In 2016
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Spending patterns, social media activity, credit card use, personal interests and transaction history are all valuable information that can be tailored to create highly customized marketing experience for customers. by Kiara Medhurst, content strategist at My Gold Limited. What are the areas that fin tech startups are focusing on? Conclusion.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Take These Leadership Skills From the Boxing Ring
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
As a result, we''ve launched such non-traditional services as: media training for sales people, stand-up comedy training for executives, and "a next-generation version of mystery shopping for clients in all industries. In five years of boxing, I''ve discovered benefits beyond the physical ones from my trainer, Eric Daniels. And, I do.
THE PRODUCT GUY [Media] User Testing by Example
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 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 , Ladislav Bartos, lead a conversation around “User Testing by Example”. Signup to be a Mentor Today!
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company
| THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
In the Ad Tech world PS revenue often means providing “media services” as a value-add to using your product. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. think it’s important for enterprise startups to layer in professional services into your revenue stream. it's all in this article if you want the details]. training.
START UP BLOG [Media] Yes, the robots will take you job, but…
| MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
…there are not that many bison hunters any more. This is a very short way of saying that all jobs eventually get replaced by technology. Technology will take the role of many white collar jobs, just like machines have taken away many blue collar jobs, just like the plough took away many farming jobs. The allocation just changes.
- [Media] Your Next Hire: Foreign, Web Savvy, Hungry for Challenge
Social media, combined with the explosive growth of online education, has created a real opportunity. The next generation of entrepreneurs literally have the world at their fingertips. Here''s why you want to employ them. Finally, I took a 16-month tour to find out. Take a young man I met in Senegal launching an online payment system.
- [Media] Tim O'Reilly: Civic Tech Is Not as Boring as It Sounds
Government is this vast ocean, and politics is this little six-inch layer on the top," Tim O’Reilly, founder of O''Reilly Media, said, stealing a quote from Code for America (CFA) founder Jen Pahlka. O''Reilly spoke recently about entrepreneurship and civic duty at CFA headquarters in San Francisco. It''s with politics. said Norton.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Livefyre Snaps Up Storify
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
That''s why on Monday the Livefyre founder and CEO acquired Storify , a service that allows anyone to curate social media conversations across Facebook, Twitter, and other mediums. Storify will be rolled into Livefyre''s StreamHub offering, which helps Livefyre''s media customers manage real-time conversations with readers.
- [Media] Too Many Leaders Still Rely on Their ‘Golden Gut’
There is so much positive feedback on the value of involving customers in product development, and the use of social media for crowd feedback, at a very low cost, that’s it hard to argue that one person could have more insight alone, and be right more often. It’s been downhill from there. just finished reading a new book by Thomas H.
HUNTER WALKER [Media] Disrupt Your Industry With Love, Not Contempt
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
Two twentysomething NBC News rising stars but felt to the core of their bones that traditional media was underserving their generation and any other busy professional who wanted to stay in the know. “You ever notice how the first slide in any pitch deck these days is ‘[industry] IS BROKEN?’” What do most people do?
THE NEXT WEB [Media] 6 reasons to consider adding Live Chat support to your business
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, a freelance writer and a social media enthusiast. This The main reason above all, is that live chat offers convenience for customers right from your website without them having to leave looking for assistance on the phone, email or social media. Real-time convenience to customers.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Startup Tips: Ask Your Customers For Feedback. Then Act.
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012
This can be the simple suggestion box I mentioned or the contact us form, but toll-free phone numbers, social media tools, email, and chat are all great channels for customers to reach you. A few months ago, veteran crowdSPRING Buyers may have noticed something new when they completed wrapup on a project. Listen always and all ways.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 9 Invaluable Resources If You Want to Start a Gym or Fitness Business
| FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
By joining this association, you’ll have access to networking opportunities (including regional meetings if relevant), an awards program, and media and public relations support. Starting your own gym may sound like an undertaking of epic proportions. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be. See Also: How to Start a Gym. Fitness business blogs.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How to Succeed in 2013
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
That means high quality relevant content, a user-friendly interface, and an integrated search and social media effort. We asked some of the brightest entrepreneurs we know what it's going to take to make money next year. Read on to find out which advice you ought to steal. It just means 'not right now.' Pair them up. You need a strong ego.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 6 Creative Ways to Figure Out If You’ve Got a Good Business Idea
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
“Mentors can be people in your same field, or even free mentors or business advisors through the SBA (or other agencies), but the value of getting a professional’s opinion on your idea can not be emphasized enough,” advises Blair Nastasti, CEO of Media Moguls PR. So you have a great idea for a business, right? Reach out!
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Don’t Believe Everything You’ve Heard About Selling
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
Truth: Social media is just the chocolate powder sprinkled on top of your cappuccino. By Martin Limbeck, “ NO is Short for Next Opportunity: How Top Sales Professionals Think “. If you’re a small business owner, chances are your job entails some degree of selling. You may have even attended seminars to help you improve your sales skills.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Here are More Signs that LA Tech is Moving to the Next Level
| TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
When I first arrived in LA my good friend Matt Pillar (a long-term veteran of tech, media & VC) who had been in LA for some time told me, “in LA there’s none better than David.” I wrote a blog post on how to work with lawyers at a startup nearly two-and-a-half years ago. It was very widely read. Startup-focused.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] The Best Financial Advice For Launching A Freelance Career
| TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
Try downloading a tool like Focus, which blocks access to time-sucking social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. by Eyal Shinar, CEO and founder of Fundbox. As the gig economy expands, freelancing is becoming a viable and attractive option for many millennials and recent college graduates. Don’t: Rely on personal finances.
- [Media] Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: What I've Learned
The captain of the world''s most ubiquitous social media platform talks leadership, disruption, and why he follows Mia Farrow. There are certain things you’d expect of the CEO of the fastest growing, most disruptive, 140-character communications platform in the world. And you’d expect him to be surprised by nothing.
- [Media] Business Expansion: Increasing Sales to Enter New Markets
If you’re serious about business expansion, be sure to get serious about increasing sales. This strategy will empower your company to maintain the revenue necessary to purchase products and services that will extend your organization’s sphere of industry influence. One is by including Share Buttons on your blog posts and web articles.
STARTUPCFO [Media] The Saas Math Funnel: Acquisition
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
As the name suggests, acquisition is all about driving new users, readers or buyers depending on whether you’re running a SaaS, media or e-commerce business respectively. For the 3rd instalment of SaaS Math , we’re going to dig into the 1st step in the conversion funnel: acquiring users. Though I will share some thoughts on that.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] The Future of Mobile Search Marketing
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
Here, Justin uses SEO, Paid Search, Content Marketing, and Social Media to increase conversions and leads. The Future of Mobile Search Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. The adoption quickly exploded and in 2012, global smartphone adoption reached 1 billion users.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 5 Keys to Adopting Marketing Automation
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Who is interacting with your social media pages? Take the time to build your list organically through your website, social media pages and other marketing efforts. 5 Keys to Adopting Marketing Automation written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. When it comes to online marketing, there’s a lot to keep up with. Go all in.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Jobbatical raises €510 000 for reshaping the future of work
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
One of the hottest early-stage startups from the Baltic region right now, Jobbatical , announces raising €510 000 today on their latest funding round. Every day hundreds of people join our talent community and we have grown almost twelve times since April. The investment round was led by early stage fund SmartCap.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Inventure adds Kiosked's Ekaterina Gianelli as Director
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
At Inventure, she will be drawing from her roots and focusing on Online Media, SaaS and eCommerce. Inventure says with Gianelli joining the team, Inventure is launching a seed investment allocation, "a portfolio of 15+ seed-stage investments mainly in the digital and online sector."
LIFE BEYOND CODE [Media] Why is it hard to get support for your first startup?
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
You may get backlash on social media and you goof up big time by the way you handle those issues. In general, startups are super hard. As you are struggling through things, experts around you have a field day of pointing all the gaps that exist in your thinking, execution and support structure. You may not be able to raise capital on time. 5.
STEVE BLANK [Media] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 24: Drew Silverstein and Craig Kanarick
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
Craig also co-founded Razorfish Studios, a media and entertainment company, producing books, films, TV shows, albums and websites. . “This is the West, sir. They don’t tell the awful, painful, and exhausting job it is to build a business. Drew Silverstein. Craig Kanarick , founder of the indie food site Mouth. Craig Kanarick.
DSHEN [Media] The MIT Problem for Startups - DShen's Blogs
| THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
- [Media] McClatchy buys Herald-Sun newspaper of Durham
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — California-based McClatchy has added The Herald-Sun of Durham to its media holdings
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Bootstrapping Your Way To Launching Your eCommerce Business
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
Social Media Marketing. Join all social media platforms and be sure to post consistently with compelling imagery (candid photos and conversational messages work best in contrast to professional imagery with standard product descriptions on site). by Milysan Troche, founder of MyHauteCloset.com. Website & Hosting. Product. There?s
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 7 Tips To Follow When Hiring Start-Up Employees
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
Social media review. Nowadays almost everybody has a social media profile on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Pinterest. Main areas of her interest are content marketing and social media campaigns. by Nicole Davies, online content executive at ShortCourseFinder.com.au. Go with your intuition. Reference check.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Making a Cold Call? Do These 4 Things First
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
Use LinkedIn, other social media, search engines, and you own business experience to build a profile. Cold calling is hard enough when you're calling "out of the blue." Here's how to lay the groundwork in advance. Cold calling is difficult, especially when you're calling "out of the blue." Sometimes you don't have that luxury, however.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Five Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make With Your Nonprofit
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
You need to market it. I’m talking about maintaining a well-designed website, making effective use of social media, and establishing a brand identity over the course of your operations. I’m talking about treating nonprofit marketing just like you’d treat for-profit marketing. Unfortunately, good intentions do not a stable organization make.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Transfluent Adds Sina Weibo Support For Brands to Target China's Twitter
| TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
The launch was followed by over 10 million fans within the band's social media streams. The band has a loyal following on Sina Weibo, the top Chinese social media site (with 500M+ users Weibo is the second largest social media service in the world, second only to Facebook), where the band's messages were posted in Mandarin.
- [Media] 9 Leadership Initiatives To Ramp Up Team Engagement
Feedback on engagement should come from multiple sources, including social media reviews, peer reviews, and executive interviews. Most new entrepreneurs have great ideas, and many are highly skilled in building their solutions. Unfortunately, far fewer have the focus and experience of building and maintaining a highly engaged team.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] Ready to expand your startup into Asia? Read this
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
He is currently CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. Thomas Clayton has started and run numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60 million in funding. . Prioritize the markets. Laser focus.
MARKET BY NUMBERS [Media] The Art of the Customer Development Conversation
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
How do I know? If there are two things the world doesn’t need more of, they are Internet Marketers and Social Media Gurus. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and clearly Internet and social media marketing can be effective. uservoice, get satisfaction, et. buyer? boss?), and possible solutions. Ask them.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Secret to Winning a Start-up Competition
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
It's already used by digital magazines, brand advertising, and media sites to build in deferred shopping. Your PowerPoint is awesome (and memorized). Your pitch is crystal clear. You're adequately caffeinated and totally pumped up. Here's why that's just not enough. They're great networkers who tend to wear a perma-grin.