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  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    [Media] Age Bias: Young Startup Founders Get More Investor Cash
    Should a 40-year-old not focus on a social media or mobile startup? Blame Mark Zuckerberg. Since he invented Facebook in the third grade (or so it seems) high-tech investors have been throwing more and more money at younger and younger whiz kids. Older entrepreneurs may not like the trend - but it shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.
  • READWRITESTART  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] How to Craft Your Own “Startup Legend”
    Tech startups are a dime a dozen, so how do you make yours stand out - to the media and to the public? You need a “hook” to attract jaded reporters, busy bloggers and seen-it-all journalists. In short, you need a “startup legend” - which might or might not be 100% rooted in fact. Be the opposite. Work the human interest angle. Startups
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] Helping Big Get Small - Why I invested in Orchard's effort to help institutions participate in online lending
    The more tools that got created to allow sophisticated, targeted buys and various types of repackaging to allow thoughtful media management, the more buyers found a way to make it work for them. 'Over the last few years, we''ve seen a lot of technologies start out in the consumer world and "infect" the enterprise.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [Media] How to Take on a Giant :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    The Trend Towards Lean Startups How to Get an MBA for Less Than $20 Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? 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!
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design
    The researchers then analyzed the eye-tracking data to determine how long it took for the students to focus on specific sections of a page – such as the menu, logo, images and social media icons – before they moved on to another section. They People make snap judgements. It takes  about 50 milliseconds  (that’s 0.05 seconds.
  • 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,
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Freespee Receives €3.3 Million For Click-To-Call Advertising Solution
    Their solution allows companies to connect with customers in real time by combining click-to-call rich media ads, access to location data, and call filtering tools. Freespee , the Swedish call advertising startup, yesterday received a €3.3 million round led by Sunstone Capital.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Media] Rovio Acquires Helsinki Based Animation Studio Kombo
    This acquisition is an important step in the execution of our media strategy. Rovio , the creators of the hugely popular game Angry Birds, have today announced that they have acquired the Helsinki based animation studio Kombo. The acquisition was financed through cash and Rovio stock. The sum was not disclosed.
  • DAVID LEE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Getting Featured
    Social media distribution channels (i.e., And social media/word-of-mouth channels are now stable and robust. Getting “featured” in the iTunes App Store or Google Play is a boon for any mobile app. It can lead to thousands or even millions of downloads in a matter of weeks. Therefore startups naturally covet this.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Tell If Your New Business Prospect Is Worth It
    Always try to avoid chasing new business prospects that have promoted their RFP via the media, aren't open to meetings or personal phone calls, or ask you to submit your RFP response blindly. How to determine which prospects are a fit for your organization. Thus, new business outreach can never come to a standstill. Is there a formal RFP?
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] Creating ‘Naked Businesses’ Jason Cohen @asmartbear at Business of Software 2011
    And where better to start than social media because if you ask any pundit what are some of the key things you have to do to be successful in social media, they say- all of them say- “You’ve got to be genuine, authentic, honest, in a word, human.’ It’s the game. “But what happens when you don’t play along? Why not me?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Media] 5 Steps to Navigating Your Toughest Prospects
    Too often people with new ideas get steered to the folks working in new media, innovation, or digital, and are quickly forgotten. Why pitching to a big company is different -- and how to do it well. It’s downright dangerous for small companies, and especially start-ups, to deal with the corporate giants who dominate so many industries.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why I Won't Hire a Creative Agency
    After all, with an agency you get client managers, art directors, designers, producers, media buyers and myriad other specialists working on your business. It's tempting to take creative responsibilities off your shoulders and hand it over to an agency, especially when you're growing. Here's why I decided to build an internal team instead.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Management vs Entrepreneurship
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. VC:VC Management vs Entrepreneurship. My friend and Harvard Business School Professor Paul Gompers once suggested the best definition I have yet heard for entrepreneurship. Posted Sunday, June 21, 2009. Post a Comment.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Is a VC letting you eat your lunch?
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Is a VC letting you eat your lunch? By the way, whoever gets to eat lunch, if the VC doesn’t pay for it, don’t take their investment… But that is a topic for another blog posting. Soup, anyone?)
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Why Google should buy RIM
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Why Google should buy RIM. Google should buy RIM, makers of Blackberry smart phones, and this is why. People also love BBM (Blackberry Messaging service). However, thats it. Thats it. Any comments? Email This BlogThis!
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: The Fog of Entrepreneurship
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The Fog of Entrepreneurship. As I have quoted before , Paul Gompers of HBS succinctly notes that management is the optimization of resources and entrepreneurship is the optimization of opportunity. Email This BlogThis!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
    [Media] 3 Tiny Startups Get Their 30 Seconds of Fame on National TV
    I think the biggest thing is that it''s really brought an incredible amount of exposure to our little company, and we have received a lot of earned media attention, which has in turn resulted in opportunities for business," founder Jason Amundsen said. Last week, three of them got their 30 seconds of fame when the ads aired.
  • OM.CO  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [Media] Evolution of a Founder: Lessons I have learned
    The more I wrote about the oncoming mobile and broadband revolution, the more obvious it became that the print media was going to fight for attention with cheaper, faster publications. Blogs were part of the shift to a more intimate, frenzied, and on the go media landscape. About. Twitter. Subscribe. Om Says. About Me. Om Malik. Scary?
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [Media] Jennifer Aaker’s talk about happiness from Business of Software 2009
    Jennifer is a professor at Stanford GSB, and co-author of the excellent Dragonfly Effect book (if you care about how you can use social media to propel social change, you should buy a copy from Amazon – it’s excellent). Jennifer has kindly agreed that I can post a handful of excerpts here. Enjoyed this post? Follow me on twitter.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2007
    [Media] Christine: How to Make Money Like a Porn Star
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. This is the long tail thatmainstream media sites dream about reaching. Christine (.net)
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2007
    [Media] Christine: Zappos Sets the Bar for Customer Service
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. Fun Fun.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007
    [Media] Christine: Family Wireless Trap: No Number Portability
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. The trap?
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Google, Flickr, Rackspace, and Socialtext Agree: Community is Key to Scaling Customer Service
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Do Women Care More About Social Networks?
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Media] These 2 Start-ups Rock at Strategic Partnerships
    The company also just launched its first media partnership, as their box will be featured in a spread of "Summer Essentials" in June's Details magazine. Start-ups can get a huge boost from partnering with larger companies. Bespoke Post and Parking Panda are growing thanks to key partners. Here's how they did it. How's Parking Panda doing?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Media] Do The Work with Steven Pressfield :: Small Business Marketing.
    Anything You Want Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? 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! Practical Tips for Gett. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] An Unlikely Startup Hub
    If you read about Colorado in the media last week, sadly, it was probably due to the massive floods tearing up the state, but while most of the nation’s attention was rightly focused on the high waters and humanitarian cost , happier news from the state may have slipped under your radar. Last week was also Denver Startup Week.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Media] Tech Companies Urge Obama For More Transparency
    People are even beginning to flee some social media sites, because they fear the government is watching ( even if that''s not really the case ). 'In a move to shore up their own transparency credentials, over 60 tech companies ask Obama to let them make government data requests public. Specifically, the letter urges the U.S. Probably not
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Media] Can This CEO 'Scale'?
    While Kohort, the social media start-up I co-founded, does not yet have a large team, adding more folks to the core team has not dramatically changed the way I operate and make decisions as CEO. You'll find out relatively early in the life of a new venture. Here's why. Here's why: I believe my leadership team has already scaled. link].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Maybe I Was Wrong About Twitter
    Hi Jeff,Twitter is social media. I used to abide by a strict no-follow rule. Here's how one reader changed my mind. In a recent post I took the position that Twitter is just a tool. set up a Twitter account at the request of a few readers who wanted an easy way to know when I post new articles. It's meant to be just that—social.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
    [Media] 9 Common Reasons Why People Start a Business
    Being an early adapter to social media and being online has enabled me to stay involved in my industry, stay visible, and identify when to make changes with my products and services. 'The following article is an adaptation from the book “ Own Your Future”  by Paul B. Brown with Charles F. Kiefer and Leonard A. Schlesinger. Paul B.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Zappos Shares Secrets of 75% Repeat Business
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. Be humble.
  • STARTUPSTUDENT.COM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
    [Media] kickstarter.com
    There is currently a project that is putting together all of the media used in the Obama Presidential campaign.  If you haven’t heard of kickstarter.com you need to check it out.  It’s takes crowd sourcing to a totally new level.  The other trinkets depends on the project.  So far there have been several successful projects. 
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] College Grads Can Make The Best Businessmen
    They have a ton of connections and are extremely savvy with the latest  social media trends. by Kevin Kaiser of Startup Biz Blog. lot of business professionals make the mistake of looking at the college crowd and viewing them as young kids who do not have enough knowledge or experience to make it in the real world just yet. Adapting Easily.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Media] 10 Reasons Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Working
    This is a social media death sentence. If you’re using Facebook for your business, you may have noticed that your marketing attempts aren’t performing to the level you’d originally hoped. There are several reasons why this might be the case. They’re boring. Not using an effective image in your ads. You haven’t adequately tested the market.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] [Singapore] Newstead’s Second Digital Style Outlet In Jurong Point – A Sign Of Changing Consumer Behavior?
    Singaporeans’ love affair with technology continues unabated, judging by the plethora of electronics stores around the island and the massive crowds swarming the four major electronics fairs every year. Consumer Behavior, When Shopping For Electronics, Has Changed. Vendors seem to agree.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Media] Do You Stand Out From The Crowd?
    Usually, they have heard about you through mutual acquaintances, through the media, or through the Internet.  by Murray Newlands , is CEO and founder of Influence People. Let’s face it — there are a lot of people out there going after the same opportunities. In the office. Getting a job. Selling yourself to clients. What is Personal Branding?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] 10 Search Engines That Don’t Start With A G, B, Or Y
    In addition to these general search engines, there are dozens of specialized offerings with an emphasis on specific media, professional and industrial information and blogosphere results. In the world of online search engines, most people stop with the Big Three. Google, Bing and Yahoo! Search are indisputably the most widely used. AltaVista.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] [Singapore] [Event] GovCamp 2011: “Connecting People, Data and Ideas”
    ″ “We want to be inclusive, open, transparent, and to look beyond the people who typically attend e- government conferences, in an effort to create a mix of people from the public sector, social media, non -profits, private citizens, and non-profits in order to foster creativity,” Hung adds. and Society 2.0″
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Media] around! Adds Joy To Location-Based Loyalty Marketing With QR Codes
    To date, the duo has raised over S$100,000 in funding to start the company, which includes their savings, a grant from the Media Development Authority ‘s iJAM grant program as well as funding support from NUS Venture Support. Called around! When users open the around! Bringing Joy To People. You can see how around! works here.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
    [Media] Best Free Apps For Managing Your Business And Stocks
    BLOOMBERG is an application that is loaded with a wide variety of media on topics such as news, stock quotes, company profiles, price charts, and market trend analyses. by Kevin Kaiser , Startup Biz Blog. Apple just blew past the competition in a big way. million iPhones and 4.69 million iPads. No other handheld device comes close. billion.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Media] Two Skateboarding Dads Invent Award-Winning Kids Products Now in Major Retail Stores
    Also, find us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 'Two California brother in-laws, Jason Arriola and Will Regan, teamed up to start a business and now these two Skateboarding dads are living the dream of entrepreneurism. So how did they do it? Q: What is the Booster Seat Headrest and who is it intended to be used by? Congrats!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Need a Revenue Boost? Try This Simple Formula
    Depending on your business, you can try a variety of marketing tactics, from trade-shows and traditional advertising, to SEO, PPC, social media, and word-of-mouth marketing. An easy way to break down your revenue goals into specific, actionable items. You know you need to increase revenue. What does all of this mean? hours (25%).
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012
    [Media] 100 Most Inspiring People On Twitter
    AnnTran_ : Get advice on everything from blogging to leadership from social media consultant Ann Tran when you check out this feed. ebertchicago : Roger Ebert may have lost his voice, but social media has helped him to stay connected through the written word. How do you get your inspiration? Spirituality. Change. Drayton Boylston.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Media] Socialware Partners with LiveOffice
    Together the companies will provide LiveOffice users with the ability to pre-review and route social networking activity through their existing compliance workflow within LiveOffice AdvisorMail, while automating social media policy throughout the entire organization. CrunchBase Information. Socialware. LiveOffice.
  • 47 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [Media] Lies, Damn Lies! and Time Management
    “Time Management” is a poisoned meme; ingesting it any way, shape, form or media is a very, very bad idea. Note: The following screed is brought to in the public interest. If you’ve wouldn’t in a million years put the words “time” and “management” together, feel free to skip. Words have power.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] How to Spot Fake Online Reviews
    When you click on a reviewer’s profile, you can usually see if there are any social media accounts associated with that username. 'Is some ill-intentioned user posting fake reviews on your company''s Yelp page? Here''s how to find out. recent post on the Intuit Small Business Blog outlined a handful of tips to spot false reviews.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014
    [Media] 6 Effective Website Design Strategies That Directly Impacts Your Business
    The website contents much be engaging and factual for many people to read through it, most clients will even share with their friends online in social medias about a site with informative contents. 'by Deepak Chauhan, CEO and founder of  VOCSO Web Studio. Focus on design or choose the right technology. Create gorgeous visual presentation.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014
    [Media] The Surprising Side of Mark Cuban You Never See
    didn''t say so but I knew that would never happen: Cuban''s time was tightly scheduled, plus local and national media were angling for time. 'Here''s what you didn''t see--or read about--from his appearance at GrowCo. Mark Cuban does an interview with Inc. President Eric Schurenberg during the GrowCo conference. Maybe you''ve heard about it.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] Startup Space Launched by GE Healthcare in Helsinki
    From governments, to corporations, to media, people are getting excited by what by now looks like a movement. 'It looks like everyone is jumping on the startup ship. The idea they have at GE is to free up office space for startup companies, and not just a few hundred meters either. We obviously do not want to make money on this thing.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [Media] Meet Bryce Roberts: The Man Who Challenged AngelList
    Roberts is in the news this week because of his high-profile critique of Angellist , the hot new investment network Robert Scoble has called the new Silicon Valley hype machine. Roberts celebrates 10 years in venture capital this month. We thought readers might like to know more about this interesting player in the tech community. Please change it.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Media] Integrating SMS into Existing Marketing Efforts
    You can use in-store displays (complete with QR codes), your social media channels, and any other relevant collateral to build the SMS distribution list that is associated with your club. Integrating SMS into Existing Marketing Efforts. First, what is SMS? SMS stands for Sell More Stuff! Okay, that’s not entirely true. It’s your smartphone.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Media] Protecting Your Online Reputation from Trolls: 8 Tips
    Tip #2: Pander, don't preach When addressing complaints via social media, your intended audience is not the person who feels they were wronged. Some customers have legitimate complaints. Others are just itching for a fight--or a refund. How to respond. Unfortunately, a negative review--especially one that is articulate and engaging--on Yelp!,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] 5 Reasons to be a Mentor
    My colleagues were eager to share their experience with students because they wanted to learn from the social-media-savvy generation. It's not all about saving the world or 'helping' the next generation. You'll be surprised by how much you get out of it, too. My son Jared is a high school sophomore. For Coach Joe, it was never an issue.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
    [Media] How To Conduct A Quality Podcast Interview In 7 Steps
    upload the MP3 to my Amazon S3 account for streaming media using Bucket Explorer , set the permissions to public, generate a download link and then take that link and place it into my blog post. Six months after starting this blog back in 2005 I purchased what at the time was a cutting edge MP3 player, called an iRiver. Here we go… 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] How to Choose a Credit Card for your Business
    Plus, Timothy Sykes, founder of Millionaire Media, talks about how to analyze your spending. What should you look at before you pick your business credit card? View the video on Inc.com at: [link]. Advertisement: Win New Customers. Ads by Pheedo
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why Effective Marketing Makes Your Business More.
    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.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Media] On Patterns
    That investor, old white male and card carrying member of the Boy's Club that he is, would get burned at the media stake--and that the whole conversation would take one giant step backwards because of it. series of small group conversations away from the media? Neither does the person who gets off at your subway stop. Can I ask? don't.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Media] 9 Marketing Tricks to Steal From the Oscar Nominees
    Using social media research to understand the success of the movie about a love affair with an operating system becomes next to impossible. 'The campaign to win an Oscar in serious business--it takes months and costs somewhere around $20 million. But the rewards are sweet. It''s serious business. Plenty.--Erik Maybe too hard. Official U.S.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Sites Blacking Out Tomorrow In Support Of Copyright Petition
    Many decisions involving copyright in Finland are discussed and decided within a Copright Council, which includes representatives from the old media industries, such as the TV and recording industries. 'Tomorrow marks the half-way point of  Avoin Ministeriö , or Open Ministry''s campaign to make the Finnish copyright law more fair.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] Some of the Most Memorable Marketing of 2012
    Month-by-month throughout 2012 social media, marketing and social media tools changed hands, set records and sparked more new memes than Justin Bieber collected Twitter followers. From NASCAR to KONY to Gangnam style, 2012 was a truly remarkable year for marketing, social media and the companies who define it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] How to Lead Like Zuck
    When the News Feed was introduced it was initially disliked by users (mostly for privacy reasons), yet the feature fuelled massive expansion and set Facebook apart from other social media sites. 'As the Zuck turns 30, it''s time to look at how his leadership style has contributed to his phenomenal early success as an entrepreneur.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [Media] How to Find a Celebrity Mentor
    If that''s not possible, at least follow and interact with your idol on social media. 'Need a mentor? Why not reach for the stars? Five strategies to bring your idol into your life. Imagine attending an event featuring a speaker or performer you absolutely revere: someone you nearly idolize. Would you brush it off, thinking it''s impossible?
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Recently, food delivery startup Eat 24 wrote a sharp critique of Facebook, announcing it was leaving the social network to focus the bulk of its social media efforts on Twitter and Instagram. 'A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. Sorry, Satya Nadella. -- ZDNET 3.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Media] Finding the Signals in the Noise?
    This data includes insight from their companies’ web and social media traffic, from its e-mail send and open rates, from its lead tracking systems and sales logs, from its product fulfillment records, and from its accounting software as it records revenues, expenses, and cash flows. Pretty basic stuff, eh? Nothing. Reports aren’t run.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Media] 1st Quarter 2014: Best for Investing in 15 Years
    And wrong about what is so clearly the dominant leadership position of this country in all of the great technologies growth industries of the 21st Century - software, biotechnology, energy, digital media, and more. 'Don’t you just love these booming markets? billion. And, as of Monday 54 of the 72 of them were trading above their IPO price.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] Infochimps Acquires Y Combinator Startup Data Marketplace
    Michelle won the inaugural Austin American Statesman Texas Social Media Award in 2009. Infochimps , a marketplace to buy, sell and share any list, spreadsheet or dataset in the world, today announced the acquisition of Data Marketplace , a Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps people find, buy and sell data online. Give us some details?
  • 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!
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Media] Having a Strong Family and a Good Venture – They’re Not Mutually Exclusive
    Entrepreneurs feed off praise from clients, employees, and the media. The delicate balance between work and family can define a successful entrepreneur. Many entrepreneurs find their businesses require such major time and energy commitments that family life takes a backseat. You deserve to enjoy the benefits of your hard work as a leader.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
    [Media] Windows 8: Microsoft in a Post Microsoft Era
    It’s not that desktop computing will go away, but it clearly – by any measure – isn’t driving growth and Microsoft is responding by drawing on their considerable experience in gaming, media, and mobile technologies to offer a next generation platform. Win8 features a rich immersive audio and video capabilities.
  • 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.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Splitting Equity
    About the same time as all this is going on some BLiNQ Media sales friend decides to get out of Gannett and join our new venture. 'The subject of startup equity distribution is one that seems to generate a lot of interest. wish I had have written this one line, " The rules are: I''m going to give no explanations. Just listen to me." It is.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Groupon IPO
    One of the things about running through the IPO process is that it generates a lot of general mass media attention. I get the question every week, perhaps at least once a day. What do you think of the Groupon IPO? That's good for you guys, right?". To which I reply a hearty "maybe.". Groupon raised $700 million at a $12 billion valuation.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] How 6 Startup Logos Came to Be
    This location-based social media app uses multiple inferences in their logo to help tell a story and also to motivate employees. 'How you brand a company says a lot about your intentions as a start-up. Good branding means you are serious about capturing a wide audience. As you might guess, it all starts with your logo. What can you learn?
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Media] Man Behind Vibram's FiveFingers Creates a Two-Toe Shoe
    We're doing the same--lots of social media. Tony Post, the man who popularized Vibram's FiveFingers foot-like shoe, learned a few lessons, raised $5 million, and struck out on his own. Tony Post was wearing two different shoes last week: one neon green and black, the other blue and steel gray. This was no fashion statement.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Media] The Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Food Truck Business
    Both Fellows and Tona use social media to let people know where to find them. 'The food truck craze is sweeping the nation. From thriving cities to rural downtown areas, food-on-wheels is the hip new trend. It’s not just drawing a new crowd of eat-on-the-street customers, it’s bringing in big bucks too. Its twin city, St. Go in with a plan.
  • BABBLING VC  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] You Can't Ever Have Enough Hype Until You Have Too Much Hype
    It's essential to stay on their radar screens and not disappear in the flood of bad news coming out from the media. . OK, hands up, who's truly surprised by the drop in the stock markets or the postponed tech IPO's or even the upcoming slowdown in venture financing? No really, who is surprised? For the rest of you, let's get back to business.
  • BABBLING VC  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Media] Screw the Jockey, Bet on the Mafia
    Not social in the capital-S SOCIAL MEDIA! There's a saying in venture capital that goes "Bet on the jockey and not on the horse!" Hence the title! Sarah Lacy wrote a long post about "mafias" and those that ensued once companies such as Google, PayPal and so forth became successful. Feel free to go read it. It's kinda long but worth the time.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] Sellfy Raises Seed Funding, Announces Affiliate Program
    Sellfy has produced an e-commerce platform aimed at digital goods on social media, allowing anyone to easily sell their digital wares by just sending or sharing a link. The size and details of the funding round were not disclosed. This allows them to earn commissions or discounts on your products in exchange.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Media] Are Your Words Killing Your Brand?
    It’s for writing website copy, social media posts, blog articles or any other type of content you produce. 'Are Your Words Killing Your Brand? written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: BigStock. ” And as a verb: “to give a product a distinctive identity.”
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010
    [Media] Link-o-Rama
    My friend Tom Foremski’s new initiative “every company is a media company&# is spot on. Not only does this introduce a really innovative revenue model for media sites but the experience of Kachingle trying to sell it to big newspapers should be a cautionary tale for anyone interested in this market. go figure.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneur's Letter: Dear Mr. President
    This would also encourage national media outlets like CNN, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today to highlight these entrepreneurs and their innovations. This kind of access to customers and nationwide media exposure is likely to unleash creativity upon millions of Americans. God has been very kind to us. Follow Naveen Jain on Twitter
  • VCBALL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Media] Win the Talent War - VCball
    Clay Shirkys Writings Writings About the Internet: Economics & Culture, Media & Community, Open Source. VCball. New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email. Subscribe via Feeds. Subscribe in a reader. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. John R.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Quickest Ways to Improve Your Website
    You can accomplish this by including any or all of the following on your website: Media mentions (in which media your company has been featured) Credibility logos (e.g., 'Regardless of how good your current website it, I''m confident it can be better. In fact, on my website, I''m constantly testing new ideas to improve it. And so on.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 3 Reasons Starting a Family Is Good for Business
    This is constantly a topic of focus in the media regarding women-owned businesses (as if men don''t have kids too), which make up only 35% of the total entrepreneurial population. 'There''s a myth that having a family and running a company are incompatible, but here are 3 reasons why kids can be a business advantage.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] Convert Customer Loyalty Into Cash
    Businesses with strong customer service programs can benefit from positive word-of-mouth, advocacy on social media sites and other advantages. You've worked hard to build your company's reputation in the local community. Convert that goodwill to real value as you prepare to sell your business. But undervaluation can be just as problematic.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] What Would You Do About This Facebook Post?
    Experts weigh in on how to handle this social media pickle. An employee's questionable Facebook post leaves one CEO wondering how to react. Mark O’Donnell thinks he has a problem – and he’s not sure what, if anything, he should do about it. ” Now put yourself in Mark’s shoes. “One is fairly obvious.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] From Zero to SEO Hero in 315,569,520 Seconds
    Are you active in social media networks, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ or industry forums? Becoming a master of SEO doesn't happen over night. Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if your company is ready to tackle this challenge. often find it challenging to help business owners know where to start with SEO.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Angry Birds: 1 Million Plush Toys And 1 Million T-Shirts Sold Each Month. The Game Isn't All They Have
    think it will be great as gamers will get to boast about their skills as well a help the game leverage the countless users on the social media to learn about the game itself. Angry Birds is phenomenal. It's great and it's growing and it sounds pretty clichéd and something that is apparently obvious to almost everyone. via TechCrunch
  • STEVE BLANK  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
    [Media] The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 3: Value Proposition Hypotheses
    They met with their mentors, and refined their messaging pitch by attending a media training workshop one of our mentors held. The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. This post is part three. Part one is here , two is  here. Syllabus is  here. The Nine Teams Present. Autonomow.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] Get Ready for the Facebook Exodus
    Two years ago, Dilip Venkatachari left his job at Google as head of mobile to start a social media advertising technology company called Compass Labs. As Facebook becomes a public company, it's making thousands of employees wealthy enough to bolt. The upside: They're ambitious, entrepreneurial, and ready to start their own companies.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
    [Media] Leiki Will Change The Way You Discover Content
    Leiki's technology allows for example media sites offer automatic context-based links to readers from their own archives (or similar news sites), targeted to each user's preferences based on their behavior on the site. There's even been one case, where a media company was able to stop buying SEM altogether thanks to Leiki's technology.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Media] Top 6 Characteristics of the Best Startup CEOs
    Becoming a CEO is easy--just take a few minutes to change your job description on social-media sites and call up a printer to send you some new business cards. 'Do you have what it takes to excel as a CEO? Top names from the startup scene weigh in. Presto! You’re now a CEO. What traits emerged as consistent themes? Resiliency is No.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 10 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Standup Comics
    Great entrepreneurs are great observers. They carefully monitor the competition, the market, their team, and their various stakeholders. Great entrepreneurs learn from the world around them and they never, ever stop learning. This is the latest in a series of posts, musing on what we can learn from the most unexpected of sources. The comics.
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Media] Don't Plan to Get Rich from Your Startup
    It’s not as sexy as conquering the world with the next brilliant consumer-focused social media network microblog app, but your chance of a modest outcome is 10x…perhaps 100x greater. Join nearly 6,000 startup entrepreneurs by subscribing to my RSS feed. Getting rich shouldn’t be your goal when launching a startup. Subscribe!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] The Key to Noodles & Company's Explosive Growth
    The privately held chain now has more than 300 locations. But it didn't get there through the traditional franchise route. Most national restaurant chains with hundreds or thousands of units are the result of franchising, the typical path to explosive growth. locations. There's a list of previous installments at the end of the article.) Loyalty.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Media] Why Every Small Business Needs Great Content
    Maximizing Your Earned Media for Sales and Lead Generation Getting Better at Getting Email How to Get More Social Mileage Out of Video I Have a Web Site, What Else Should I be Doing Online 4 Using Facebook Graph Search To Help Your Business. To ensure a strong online presence, you need good content. Subtract the sales pitch. Use Hyperlinks.
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