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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Which Numbers Matter Most?
    The re-launched Fab.com uses social media advertising and referrals. How can you tell if your e-commerce company is going to grow or fall flat on its face? These three measurements hold the key. Traffic Not all traffic is created equal. Any old eyeballs will no longer do. You need visitor engagement that can translate into sales.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Media] Redesign of Teten.com and TheVirtualHandshake.com
    Enter Danni: David’s RFP included: upgrading Teten.com and TheVirtualHandshake.com  to the latest version of WordPress, modernising the design of both sites, making both sites mobile and social-media friendly , changing the commenting system from DISQUS to Livefyre (ff Venture Capital portfolio company) , migrating from AWeber to MailChimp , and.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things Entrepreneurs Wish Family, Friends and Employees Understood
    The image of people ideating all over the place and randomly straying from project to project is one that is constantly portrayed in media and is most often a mischaracterization. Entrepreneurs often feel misunderstood and with good reason. If people around them acknowledge the following six points, everyone can benefit. But that''s the game.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] Start-ups for Start-ups
    Launched in 2006, DC-based media company Tech Cocktail <[link] gathers start-ups, entrepreneurs, and technology geeks of all stripes and keeps them informed and connected with news, how-to''s, and industry trends online. Here are a few of the best and brightest. Here are a few of the best and brightest.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] How To Do Conversion Optimization With Very Little Traffic?
    This will not work (at all) if you have significant changes in your traffic sources, if you run ad campaigns, if it’s a holiday season, if you get a PR win and social media goes crazy about you. “ I have too little traffic to test; hence, I can’t do conversion optimization. ” I’ve heard this a lot. B t , I say.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 6 reasons to consider adding Live Chat support to your business
    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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Media] Ways To Create Income While Waiting For The Ideal Career
    It takes genius to succeed in many career paths, whether it be business, media or even creative arts, the path to success will be arduous and often includes many setbacks. So how exactly do you counter these negative influences on your dreams and ambition? Become a freelance writer. Gambling. and taking advantage of the best ones.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Media] Gruvi Enters UK, Attracts Fans For 'Bad Teacher'.
    Their focus on film industry came as a result of Ben's observation that film marketing budgets began shifting heavily in the direction of social media. Gruvi's approach of guiding fans from content discovery to booking movie tickets within the most popular social media is ingeniusly simple. Their focus at the moment is film industry.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] Reducing the risk factors: Why first time founders should join an accelerator program
    With  Summer , we came to the conclusion that in order to turn it into a real business, we can’t only focus on bringing users on board, but rather on publishers and other media partners. Ohad Frankfurt is the cofounder and CEO of Swayy , a personalized content curation and management platform. Coworking space. International mentors.
  • GENUINE VC  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2008
    [Media] The Swinging Pendulum Between Distribution and Monetization
    However, for the past couple years, the metrics of “success” with early-stage digital media startups (especially consumer-facing ones) have clearly focused on distribution, as opposed to monetization. Now the new plan for distribution is facilitation through low-cost viral strategies via Facebook and other social media.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Media] 12 Mistakes Start-Ups Make the First Year
    If you''re running a media company, you''re going to have to wait until you''re big enough to hire a direct sales team before you make money. From going out too much to having too many founders, here''s what you''ve been doing wrong. When you write and read about start-ups all day long, you see founders make a lot of mistakes. it doesn''t.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] Why Hiring Summer Interns Is Like March Madness
    That leaves the prospective intern from Columbia trying to explain why knowing every character in Chaucer''s Canterbury Tales makes her the ideal candidate, while the Northeastern student engages in an in-depth discussion about best practices for managing a crisis on social media channels. Here''s what our intern committee found.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] Can Yahoo or AOL be saved?
    Mark understands the media business, and he understands technology. Terry Semel knew media, and Carol Bartz knew technology, but neither of them could master both. Yahoo was once the biggest and most valuable web company in the world. AOL was a dominant company too. MySpace was the clear leader in social networks. It looks impossible.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] 11 Major Rebranding Disasters and What You Can Learn From Them
    PepsiCo was bombarded with emails , phone calls, and social media posts blasting the new carton. Here are some of the biggest marketing flops companies made when trying to update their image. Every company is defined by a few things: its name, logo, and brand identity. We''ve collected the 11 worst rebranding disasters in recent memory.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Does your startup really need to hire in-house developers?
    Laura Roeder , LKR Social Media.  . When it comes to scaling your startup’s Web development resources (or lack thereof), it seems like you can never have enough assistance. But for startups, which is really better: in-house talent or outside agencies? And at what price? Agencies thrive on innovation. Andrew Howlett , Rain.  . 2.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Media] How to Write a Market Analysis
    You can use online surveys or social media to gather feedback about buying habits, needs, and other psychographic information. Once you start selling, will people start buying? Analyze your market to find out. The market analysis is one of the most important parts of any startup strategy. What is a Market Analysis? Target market. Projections.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] Why I Like the Sequester (Despite Flight Delays)
    Hearing the cries of the public and the media, it is taking action. Believe it or not, American politicians are starting to think like business people. And that''s a good thing. It''s 1893. In 1933, my grandfather, suffering from the Great Depression, destitute in New York, resorts to theft in order to feed his family. Poor me! have opinions.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Media] New Start-ups: Here's Your Digital To-Do List
    Serial entrepreneur Ryan Alovis, the CEO and founder of interactive agency ArkNet Media , says these tools form the foundation of online marketing. You already know you need a robust Web presence for your business. What other tech steps do you need to take to get established? Read this handy list. Register the domain. Google-ize. yet.) 12.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
    [Media] Internet Week WTC Event Canceled Due to Security Concerns
    This week, as the adjacent 9/11 museum opened its doors to a great deal of media and the public, the pitch contest was abruptly postponed until November 20. What many were anticipating would be one of Internet Week New York ''s banner events will not get off the ground. The publicist did not respond to a request for further details
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Online Advertising Trends For The Decade
    While on this topic, I want to particularly emphasize the social media advertising trend, and my observation that the infrastructure to measure, analyze, optimize, and target is really wide open, and I'd like to hear from entrepreneurs working on the various nuances of that particular problem. Next, we had two very interesting entrepreneurs.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
    [Media] How Great Business Writing Gets Done Quickly
    He likes to write on social media, small business and education related topics. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Steve Aedy – Enjoy! Great writers know a thing or two about how great writing is done. After all, that’s their job. Think, Therefore I Have a Headache. Respect that fact.
  • 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. "Do your homework and make your prospective hire feel special," Bischke explains. It''s tough times for companies trying to hire software developers. How can you entice them?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
    Another very cool bit of media that I ran across is called “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Happy International Women’s Day ! What a wonderful day to celebrate, not only because I get to celebrate my side of the gender spectrum, but also because it’s a perfect time to take a look at how women are doing in the business world. think so.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Army Goes Lean and Uses HeiaHeia for Pre-Service Fitness
    We believe a social media service that drives exercise will appeal to even those who don''t work out on a regular basis. Startups and armies are not often seen in the same sentence. Especially when an army becomes one of the biggest clients for a startup. Top Image Courtesy of Shutterstock // Military Sport
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Spotify Gets Hip to Smart Pricing
    These millennials are social, media savvy, and eager to try what their friends recommend. By cutting the monthly fee for its premium service in half, the music-streaming startup could win a key demographic. Spotify may have just found a way to scale. Spotify will continue to offer a free version of its service with commercials.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] Announcing … Fantastic Fall Line-up of Classes from Power Teaching students
    SocializeVid will walk you through how to fully integrate your video content into social media and give it a voice that will help gain quality clients. Susan Kuhn is offering “Authentic Social Media Marketing for Start-Ups.&# It’s easy to get overwhelmed by social media, not to mention by starting your business.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Media] Pop-up retail, meet pop-up office
    Enter social media: Facebook page. Gap did it next to their flagship 5th Avenue location in New York. Method did it in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district. Method, those funny teardrop-shaped bottles of good eco-friendly soaps and cleaners found at stores like Target and Whole Foods). VP of Merchandising. Success is exposure.”
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
    [Media] 11 Compelling TED Talks On Money
    Social media, the Internet, and other communication-altering technologies have managed to also create a metaphorical film that sits on top of humanity’s interactions. Money talks, but what it has to say happens to be grimmer than, “Timmy is trapped in a well.” Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] GVU Fall Showcase
    Stuff like augmented reality, brain-compter interfaces, tangible media,and wearable computing. One of my favorite outings of the year is to walk across the courtyard from ATDC to the Technology Square Research Building for the GVU Showcase. Two floors chock full of cool geeky stuff. It's a free and fun glimpse into the future.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How To Properly Plan For Technology Projects
    Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok). Too often, IT firms focus on creating a solution before understanding the problem. Also ask how well they managed meeting deadlines and budgets.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Tyler Tysdal
    Prior to joining Mantucket Capital, Mr. Tysdal founded a private equity firm primarily focused on healthcare, media & entertainment and secondarily on real estate and construction services. We’ll start at 6pm at the CU Boulder ATLAS center. Mr. Tysdal is also the founder of Sports Shares, a fractional luxury suite club.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Why I Wrote It (And Why You Should Too)
    The media likes talking about and interviewing authors, which allows them to further spread the word about themselves and their companies. This week, I am really excited to release my new book, Start At The End, published by John Wiley & Sons. wrote the book for two core reasons. 1. Yes, many of them will survive using this strategy.
  • GUY NIRPAZ  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Media] Techie CEO, Telling the story right!
    For too long, CRM was about closing transactions and, more recently, building relationships, from the golf course to social media.  I believe however that the future of CRM is about  delivering true value to customers and end-users  - every day, all day long. Totango, my startup, is now part of the official contenders list of  CRM Idol.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Look for a Small Town
    There were local serial entrepreneurs, community leaders, political dignitaries, and representatives from nearly every media outlet. It’s easy to see the benefits of being an entrepreneur in the Silicon Valleys and the Seattles of America, but in the midst of those metropolises, the benefits of starting in a smaller town are overlooked.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] 4 Takeaways From the Iconic 'Got Milk?' Ad Campaign
    They were really astute in their media planning." It''s no accident the "Got Milk?" campaign lasted nearly 20 years. Here''s what every marketer needs to know about why it was so successful. To find out a bit more about why "Got Milk?" had the staying power it did, I spoke with San Diego State University marketing professor George Belch.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [Media] If Google can't get local merchants to self serve, you probably.
    It is hard to get someone elses salesforce to know and care about your product as much as you do, especially when they are used to selling traditional media and not online media. If you want to make a business in local online media, you have to control your own destiny and build your own salesforce. Comments » 1. Reply 2.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] A Business Plan That Will Win Capital: 5 Steps
    Here are some options: You might go after those new customers by designing a new product tailored to those customers’ needs; you could make a product that meets their basic needs and charge a much lower price; or you could sell your existing product using a social media strategy. Your start-up is off to the races. Can you make payroll?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
    [Media] Instead of Finding a Scapegoat, Take Responsibility for Your Employees
    What is not okay is demanding doctor’s notes for every single sick day or demanding access to their personal social media sites. All too often in the business world, it’s all about finding the scapegoat. Something goes wrong and everyone immediately wastes precious time and resources trying to pin the blame on someone else. Micro-managing.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Media] Should Your Mobile Startup Offer a Free App Alongside a Paid App?
    We reviewed the apps a couple of weeks ago when they launched , and even better than media coverage, the startup found TripLingo featured app in the App Store. Last month, Instapaper founder Marco Arment revealed that he'd pulled the free version of his popular "read later" app from the App Store. But that $4.99 Sponsor. Are you diabetic?
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] The Entrepreneur’s Costume (Hint: Dress Like Your Brand)
    Her everyday look is the same as her on-screen, in-print costume: country estate meets self-made media mogul. Some entrepreneurs spend more time picking out a Halloween costume than they spend developing their own personal image. Brand before fashion, people! Whether you like it or not, you are your brand. Message. Consistency. Message.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Media] Nordic Startup Awards - Finnish Best & ArcticEvening on the 12th of May
    Best Accelerator Program: - NewCo Factory - Startup Sauna - YLE Nestholma Media Accelerator - Business Kitchen - Startup Journey by Boost Turku. As we are getting close to Arctic15 , we wanted to celebrate one more time. So register right away , as we have a limited amount of seats in the house. Everybody knows Google and Facebook.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] “What I’ve learned about creating meaningful work”
    Yes, I’m talking to you friend, the person who thinks they are awesome at it. I’m also talking to myself, for every time I leave social media open because I think I can do actual work and keep up with status updates and retweets and blah blah, all at the same time. Paul Jarvis  is a Web designer and author. To innovate. Experiment. Show up.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
    [Media] Interview with Bril Flint, angel investor and tech strategist
    They will give it to someone thinking about new markets, revenue, and customers and how to meet their needs,&# says experienced technology and media executive Bril Flint. mobileTech Tuesday special – A Podcast with Bril Flint, angel investor and technology strategist. This interview is cross-posted from The Appconomy channel.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
    [Media] Mobile Advertising Startup adQuota picks up €2.5 Million from Northcap
    For their clients adQuota runs adStudio, which provides creative and technical production of Display Banner Ads, Rich Media Ads and Coupon Campaigns. As more and more browsing and gaming moves onto phones and tablets, brands are starting to go after taps rather than clicks. million to become a pan-European mobile advertising network.
  • GROWTHOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
    [Media] Making sense of of 9.0% Unemployment
    These are mixed signals, and the media tend to overplay the payroll signal.  An unemployment rate of 9.0 percent in the United States is extraordinarily high by recent historical standards, but that rate is 0.8 points lower in January 2010 than it was two months ago, based on Census data.  Here's how to make sense of it. Unfortunately, no. 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Why Facebook’s latest news is old news
    He spends his days watching what brands are doing on Social Media and absorbing statistics like some kind of information-hungry sponge creature. EzyInsights shows you what''s working and what''s not on Social Media. As a Facebook spokesperson confirms: “People are connecting and sharing more than ever. Wrong. No reaction?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Customer Service Policy Stinks
    Our service is not optimized for streaming/downloading any type of media like Pandora or Netflix. No business is immune to unhappy customers. But making sure you meet customer service expectations can keep them to a minimum. recently was on a flight on a well-known airline that shall not be named. Here are my three tips: 1. Are they fair?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
    [Media] Post Mortem… literally.
    The death of Osama Bin Ladin will undoubtedly mark the end of a chapter in our history in the way that media and society neatly gathers time into such overly simplistic demarcations. I wrote this last night as the preamble to my weekly NYC innovation events newsletter: Osama Bin Ladin is dead. I’m not sure what to say. Education reform?
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] Let’s help the Boys & Girls Club! Oh, and I met Shaq.
    Because I spoiled the surprise in both the title of this blog post and in all my social media feeds yesterday, I’ll skip to the point. This post is a long time coming. Ever since my good friend took a job at the Boys & Girls Club ( donate! ), my eyes have been opened to the wonderful things they do at that organization. Not here.
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
    [Media] Examining the U.S.-Germany Relationship
    didn’t hear a single German government official ever mention social media… (Of course, there’s a similar dynamic in the U.S.). Last week I participated in the Young Leaders Conference in Berlin, sponsored by the American Council on Germany. The conference brings together about 20 young leaders from the U.S. See: the US of A.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
    [Media] Never Mind the Valley: Here's Nashville
    According to Lucas Hendrickson, the communications manager for Jumpstart Foundry, points to Nashville's blend of traditional and new media worlds and says there are a lot of opportunities for as some of the cities more established industries "find their way into the new (and somewhat unfamiliar) tech-driven world.". Sponsor. Discuss.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
    [Media] Report: Only 3% of Israeli VC Investments Go to Seed
    The changes we are all experiencing as consumers of media and services are dominant factors in higher investments directed to communications and semiconductors, particularly in mobile application-related sub-sectors. There’s good news and bad news in last year’s trends. Israeli high tech companies raised a total of $1.26
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] How to Build a Blog with 100,000+ Monthly Page Views
    In my early days of blogging, I would spend 90% of my time writing content, once it was done I’d share it on my social media properties then move on to the next post. I now spend just 30% of my time on creating content and 70% promoting it. John has talked about blogging many times on this very blog. But why is it so hard? What changed?
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
    [Media] Why Did Malia Obama Take Photos of Inaugration?
    wasn't aware this tendency held strong at the highest levels of celebrity, folks whose entire lives are photographed and documented by the media. At the presidential inauguration in 2008, Barack Obama's daughters took out their digital cameras and snapped photos of the historic scene. This happens to us lay folk when we travel.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Media] Marketing Automation: The Right Way to Get People to Your Site
    Earned media is the most effective content marketing distribution channel that will get your content in front of the users that want it. Here''s how to drive target audience members to your website using marketing automation. Below are the tasks necessary to drive guests to your dinner table to generate online leads and sales.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010
    [Media] Why I’ll be spending the day at Startup Riot
    realize that most of the time this blog is focused on social media so I thought I’d give you some reasons why I wouldn’t miss an event like Startup Riot. 1. I’m an entrepreneur. If you aren’t familiar with Startup Riot, according to the website its a: …one day conference on February 17, 2010 in Atlanta, GA.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Media] 8 Unexpected Ways To Promote Your Business
    In addition to posting a press release on your own website, you may also want to submit a press release to local media, trade publications, and specific press release websites. 3. Starting a business is hard enough. Getting people to notice is even more difficult. Wear your business. Double score! 2. Write your own press releases.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Media] Luke Williams at World Innovation Forum (a review)
    For a recent example that I encountered, people often have to go to multiple social media sites to post their stuff.  These apps are disrupting the social media business model by reducing the number of visits to social media sites (which means fewer ads seen, etc.) Luke Williams, Author of Disrupt. Disrupt Yourself! 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Media] Arctic15 Is Live: First Speakers Announced.
    Naturally the event will be optimised for serendipity meetings, so you can expect an easy way to detect speakers, investors, startups, corporates and media. WORLD CLASS MEDIA. We hate to say it, but last year we did not have enough outside media attending Arctic15. Those who register early will receive more tips, by the way.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Who Rule By Gut Instinct Usually Lose
    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. recent book by Thomas H. The power of culture.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
    [Media] Your car is trying to be your phone, and Rightware is helping.
    In terms of features you’re not going to be shocked to see a traditional speedometer/tachometer combo along with media, communication, cabin, and vehicle controls. Consumer electronics go through yearly improvements with new releases of Phones, Tablets, and other displays for our eyeballs.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Media] Natural Way to Run a Business
    Related Posts: Oddly Correct Way of Doing Business – Local Color Video The Power of Focus Using Social Media to Drive Offline Behavior Riding With Niner Bikes How to Create the Ultimate Customer Experience. The Natural Running Store’s approach is a perfect example of the way to merge high tech with high touch.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [Media] Texas Wants California to Pass the Sriracha
    or a social media presence The hot sauce business is booming, but the CEO of Huy Fong Foods is resisting offers to lure the company away from its California home. Texas is trying to lure Huy Fong Foods, the Irwindale, California company that makes Sriracha hot sauce, but CEO David Tran isn''t budging. Indeed, business is booming.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Is Email Taking Over Your Life? 7 Ways To Get Your Life Back
    Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt! Email consumes enormous amounts of time (some studies indicate that 40% of a typical employee’s day is spent sending and receiving email).  Cc’ing shows the clients you are working as a team. 
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010
    [Media] The Headline as Content
    Of course I’m assuming they have a big pile of cash… one of the peculiarities of our modern accounting system is that cash flow and profits can diverge substantially, but here is yet another area where business media is very weak in coverage. Hiring in Anticipation of an Economic Recovery&#. Okay this is good, right?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Fast-Food 'Wage Theft' Protests Staged Across U.S.
    The protests by labor groups since late 2012 have captured national media attention and served as an important backdrop for President Obama''s push to lift workers'' wages. In major cities, for example, TV crews and other media are alerted of a time and location the day before a large rally is planned. McDonald''s Corp.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010
    [Media] This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet
    SocialVibe – Social media monetization platform that benefits non-profit organizations and social causes.  We just had our sixth episode of #TWiVC and I felt this one was the best. We’re staring to get the hang of how to divide the show up into talking about deals but also talking about issues for entrepreneurs during funding.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
    [Media] Announcing our summer intern class
    He was an early employee of a software start-up born out of the MIT Media Lab, Frictionless Commerce (acquired by SAP). A bit belatedly (due to a backlog of blog postings), I wanted to announce ff Venture Capital ‘s summer intern class. We’re actively recruiting interns for the fall. Franklin Bi. He’s your guy. David Gabbay.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] Extolling the virtues of the slow road
    This morning I read a good post from YC Alumn Vibhu Norby who describes the dangers of a big product launch. The lesson that Vibhu took away is that it’s best not to have a launch at all. Why do most big launches fail? Because very few companies are clever enough, or lucky enough, to have a good product market fit on launch day. Next a caveat.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] What Google Looks Like Without Link Data
    However, the 1990''s version of the Internet didn''t host the plethora of social media platforms, news aggregators and other websites that generate their own unique digital signals (such as a ''share'' or a ''like'') that may also provide signals of authority. Spoiler alert - it''s ugly! and it''s ugly.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Media] 11 Ways Your Startup Can Deliver Support That Will Increase Sales
    Maybe in a world of transparency due to social media that won't be the case in 20 years, but it sadly is right now. The workflow and social media integration is very smart. Support is often an after thought for many startups in terms of the impact it has on your time, sanity, and development resources. Or.Maybe it's not. It worked.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [Media] The Care And Feeding Of A Startup
    Find a mentor who can help you learn the business faster than any educational media or seminar can teach you. The coolest thing you can say to anyone todat seem to be when you announce that you’re launching a startup. Definition of A Startup. ” 3 Common Myths. Facts: Only a few new companies are startups. What is a Startup?
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [Media] Chris Christie Should Own the Cone #trafficgate
    If I were Chris Christie right now, I''d seriously consider owning this, because the media is never going to let him forget it otherwise. That''s what the media does--and boy, do we eat it up. Just stunned. that people don''t think this kind of thing goes on everyday. mean, you guys have been watching House of Cards, right? Same story.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012
    [Media] Time For a Change #19: How to Avoid Being Driven to Distraction
    Baroness Susan Greenfield , a prominent Neuroscientist at Oxford warned that the Internet and Social Media may be rewiring our brains toward hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder (ADD).  “Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them.”. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Media] Can This Start-up Shake up the Art World?
    Customers can also freshen the art hanging on their walls and experiment with different artists, styles, and media. Consumers can already rent dresses, cars, and DVDs by the day. Why not fine art? Everyone wants nice things. The problem is, most people can't afford everything they want. Sometimes it's referred to as collaborative consumption.)
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor
    Entrepreneurs should also use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) to find someone they know who knows an investor, network and get an intro. What is wonderful about this interview is that I got Tom on the record on: what angels look for and how they work? lessons learned from his days as an entrepreneur. The video link is here.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] Congratulations BoS2011 Scholar SumAll
    Topics included disruption, people management, hiring, social media, social change, UI/UX design, culture, psychological influence in marketing and many more. The awesome John Knox sponsored some Business of Scholarships last year to enable some deserving early stage companies to come to BoS. Korey BoS Thoughts BoS Updates
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [Media] From Time to Stakeholder Management
    With specialist knowledge and experience in Financial News Products, SaaS for professional services, Personal Media publishing apps and TV Media Product Strategy and Management. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Becky Yelland, lead a conversation around “Time and Stakeholder Management”. Enjoy!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
    [Media] Five Ways Retailers Can Get Noticed In Crowded Online Marketplaces
    In this era of social media, word of mouth means more than ever. By Mike Effle, CEO of  Vendio. More and more retailers are discovering that online marketplaces like Etsy, eBay, and Amazon Marketplace can be cost-effective, high-volume sales channels offering exposure to millions of potential customers. Sell products that stand out.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Teen A Master Of Their Money? Or Slave To It?
    From lemonade stands to mowing lawns of the past to internet marketing and social media services of today, encourage the young people in your life to find creative ways to start their own businesses. by Sharon Lechter, founder of Pay Your Family First. The teen jobless rate is two to three times worse than the national average. Nothing good!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Do Agencies Need A Moral Compass?
    They don’t care that your media team has the flu. by Uwe Hook, BatesHook. Many people in our industry are thinking about the future of agencies. Mitch Joel wrote a nice piece. spoke about it before. The majority of pundits agree that any successful agency has to be agile. That’s where the moral compass comes in. Period.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] Why founders should never sacrifice company culture
    Anthony Del Monte is the CEO and founder of  Squeaky Wheel Media , a Web design and development agency based in NYC, as well as the co-founder of  IHadCancer.com , one of the first social-networking sites for cancer survivors, fighters and supporters. Twelve years later, this remains the same. However, as expected, it comes with a cost.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Media] How to Identify Client Pain Points
    Have you found a way to best link your potential marketing leads in social media into activity that leads to more business?” Are you a crocodile salesperson? Do you sell and tell? Here''s a better approach to identifying a sales prospect''s problems. But there was still a pain point. Just watch Mad Men and you''ll see what I mean.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Ev Williams’ Medium is Blogging for the 9%
    Namely the media industry, investors, content marketers and professional writers. What is Medium ? I get asked this question frequently. Not by people who write on Medium, or people who read Medium, but by people who feel like their professions might be impacted by Medium. publishing tool, but one which pays some of its contributors.
  • EMEDIAVITALS.COM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] Hiring web developers
    Trending iPad Smartphones Social Media SEO / SEM Paid Content Content Aggregation / Curation Hyperlocal Tags Advertising Audience Development Design Editorial Technology Products & Resources Publisher's Playbooks Industry events Site index. startupcto
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Media] Edge Your Way Into a New Market
    We worked with a client in the rapidly changing digital media sector to form a three-step attack plan. 1. Entering an emerging market can be a big growth driver--but you need to minimize the risks. Try this three-step approach for capturing new opportunities. Cost structure: What''s the revenue potential of this space?
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2012
    [Media] Houston Startup District 2.0
    Mass Relevance, a fast-growing social media marketing startup, has leased 12,000 square feet at 800 Brazos St. There’s an interesting conversation that just started on Facebook by Hesam Panahi about creating a Startup District in Houston. Here’s what we have so far: Hesam Panahi   about an hour ago  near  Houston  ·. Hopefully.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2012
    [Media] Houston Startup District 2.0
    Mass Relevance, a fast-growing social media marketing startup, has leased 12,000 square feet at 800 Brazos St. There’s an interesting conversation that just started on Facebook by Hesam Pahani about creating a Startup District in Houston. Here’s what we have so far: Hesam Panahi   about an hour ago  near  Houston  ·. Hopefully.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] December Startup Events
    Social Media Breakfast Houston – The Gift of Guidance – Friday Dec 9 8:30am Canopy 3939 Montrose. Who ever says that things slow down for the holiday season hasn’t looked at the Houston tech calendar lately (probably because there isn’t One, single calendar – but that’s a rant for another day.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] December Startup Events
    Social Media Breakfast Houston – The Gift of Guidance – Friday Dec 9 8:30am Canopy 3939 Montrose. Who ever says that things slow down for the holiday season hasn’t looked at the Houston tech calendar lately (probably because there isn’t One, single calendar – but that’s a rant for another day.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Media] Highlighting Israeli Q2 2011 Israeli VC Investments
    Happy to see a large number of consumer apps on the list, which was historically not the strongest side of Israeli high tech: Taykey – backed by Sequoia, provides ad targeting solutions based on trend analysis in social media. Gizmox – working with Microsoft on web application design software. Comes very handy from what I hear.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
    [Media] Fear of Failure & a $200 Million Payoff
    The well designed site is the eye candy of social media, and is gaining reputation as a traffic referrer more powerful than LinkedIn or Google+—and one with a more natural connection to retail stores and items. Ben Silbermann, the founder of Pinterest, navigated a roundabout path to founding a technology company. How'd that happen?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] Seven Common Small Business Mistakes and How to Deal With Them
    Shop the competition, stalk their social media pages, and keep a radar on emerging businesses invading your territory. Keep in mind that more start up businesses fail than succeed, but those who follow this advice are more prepared to ward off unnecessary blunders than wind up in bankruptcy. growth model. Not Raising Enough Money. Price.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] Fred Wilson Attends Harvard Business School
    Below is a Storify of the tweet stream. If you want to see how this year differed from previous years, go to: Fred Wilson at HBS: 2013. Fred Wilson at HBS: 2012. Fred Wilson at HBS: 2011.  . Related articles. Fred Wilson Returns to HBS. Fred Wilson Visits With the HBS Start-Up Tribe. Fred Wilson comes to Harvard Business School
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] 3 Lessons from YouTube's Programming Disaster
    As obvious as it now seems, building and maintaining a media channel is a process that not only never ends but which requires continuous investment--not simply for marketing but for new production costs as well. And a third thing would be that even the most committed and dedicated user/viewer has a finite amount of time to consume media.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Media] 6 Must-read Tips for Running a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
    This means you have to walk the fine line between getting the word out and annoying everyone on your social media feeds. If you want to start a business, it seems the ideal way to get started would be to have people give you their money solely on the basis of your idea. This is, essentially, how Kickstarter works. Seems too good to be true?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Microsoft Gives Finland A Chance To Move On
    If you''re located in the Nordic region I think it''s impossible it hasn''t popped on your social media already, but Microsoft has bought Nokia''s devices and services unit for $7.2 billion. Just like it sounds, Nokia the phone manufacturer''s days are limited, by the end of 2015 they can no longer sell phones under their own name.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
    [Media] Our magazine, CoFounder, hits 100% on Indiegogo!
    That doesn''t mean this campaign is over - there are still four days left to make your mark and help build a european-focused media on startups. Now we truly understand the excitement behind those "we hit our crowdfunding target" press releases that are piling up in our inbox. You can find our campaign page, here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Media] When 700,000 Bitcoins Vanish, You Can Expect New Regulation
    document leaked to the media from Mt. The bankruptcy of Mt. Gox, the world''s largest Bitcoin exchange, has increased calls for new rules governing the virtual currency. In the picture above, Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles apologizes for losing all his customers'' bitcoins during a press conference Friday in Tokyo, Japan. On Thursday, U.S.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
    [Media] 6 Key Tactics Agencies Use to Help Local Businesses Rank Higher in Google
    Here are a few examples of keywords: Short-tail keywords – Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Content Creation (usually one or two words, not very targeted). 6 Key Tactics Agencies Use to Help Local Businesses Rank Higher in Google written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Positioning is key!
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