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  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] How to choose the right design agency for your startup
    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?
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Media] Beyond Lead Gen: How To Optimize B2B Sales Enablement
    CMS: Create more engaging content by combining various types of media like documents, webpages and videos into one link. Currently, if you need to share a combination of various media, you’re forced to hyperlink various pages or share multiple links in an email, both of which lead to a broken experience while trying to tell a coherent story.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016
    [Media] 15 Female Entrepreneurs Share What Changes They Would Most Like to See in Their Industry
    Thanks to Selena Drake,  Drake Books & Media. #2 – More Opportunities. With social media and modern-day technology, many talented designers find their collections replicated and reproduced by mass-market suppliers. Female entrepreneurs and business owners are no longer taken with a grain of salt. trillion in sales.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Media] Where Is The Facebook About Us Page
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Media] 5 Characteristics Of High Converting Headlines
    Of course, you can learn about how to speak to these problems & understand the noise, through  customer development ,  feedback loops , qualitative studies , and smart social media marketing strategies , but even then, you might still need some help getting the market’s attention. You know your audience best. image source.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
    [Media] Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter
    So Troy and Lady Gaga were amongst the earliest artists that turned to social media and tech platforms to break out. I recently sat down with Troy Carter to talk about what he does and why he believes it is applicable to venture capital. But can you really cross over from spotting music talent to spotting tech talent? Same with Gaga.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Media] Are You Using the Best eCommerce Platform for Your Business?
    Selz even has the option to open a free Facebook store for those businesses with a large social media following. The world of eCommerce is growing every year. whopping 45 percent of American consumers were projected to shop online this past holiday season. The question then isn’t “Which eCommerce platform is the easiest or cheapest?”
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Media] How and where to find a co-founder for your startup
    Social media channels can surprisingly lead you to potential partners as well. George Deeb  is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based  Red Rocket Ventures , a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. Often times, a startup entrepreneur has a good business idea, but doesn’t know how to build the product or service.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] Meet the 30 Under 30, Class of 2013
    Today, Spartz Media is home to 12 web properties, including the highly popular Harry Potter fan site, MuggleNet, which earned Emerson Spartz an exclusive interview with J.K. Shama Kabani founded Marketing Zen Group in 2009, back when few companies knew they should care about investing in social media. Prepare to be awed! Read More.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] 2014 May Be the Year of the Hedge Fund Startup
    Some of the new funds may get a boost from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which loosened its "general solicitation" rules under the 2012 JOBS Act last fall, allowing hedge funds to advertise their services in the media. stocks in more than 18 months, the WSJ reports. Last year, hedge funds managed a record $2.6
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] 10 Time-Saving Apps for Moms
    Ruckus Reader was created by Ruckus Media Group Founder and CEO Rick Richter, a father and the former president and publisher of Simon & Schuster's children's division. Manilla is backed by the giant media company Hearst Corporation. Give yourself a gift this Mother's Day: more time. These tools can help. Tango Card is free to use.
  • 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?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015
    [Media] 5 Simple Ways to Boost Sales with Pinterest
    Social media is the buzzword of the moment and that doesn’t look to change any time soon. Unless you have unlimited resource, t he best bet is to work out which social media networks are going to boost sales the most for your business and concentrate your efforts here. Did you know that Pinterest drives more traffic than Twitter?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
    [Media] 7 Things Your Interviewer Will Check Before Or After Your Job Interview
    Other social media accounts.  . Not all employers will look at your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, but some will, so you need to be prepared for the possibility that your interviewer is looking for you all over social media. by  Michael Klazema , lead author and editor for  Backgroundchecks.com. Your employment history.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Media] 5 Popular eCommerce Trends That Might Be Costing You Conversions
    From image carousels to social media logins, trends spread like wildfire in the eCommerce industry. But, have you ever stopped to question the business implications of following these trends? Everyone has that thing on their website,’ you think, “So it must be working!”. But that logic is flawed. Break free from the herd mentality. Result?
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Hey Graduates: Forget Plastics - It's All About Machine Learning
    The company has been inhaling all of the social media data exhaust out of Twitter, Facebook and other sources to determine insight for brands about consumer sentiment and provide a platform for targeted engagement and campaign management. . "Tell me, what would you do if you had 1,000 times more data?".
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] The Hacker Way
    The word “hacker” has an unfairly negative connotation from being portrayed in the media as people who break into computers. I don't normally comment on the day's news, but I want to make an exception today to share something from Facebook's S-1 filing. billion (!) in revenue, and their growth rates, too. Kudos to the whole Facebook team.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Media] The Problem is the Advertising, Not the Ad Blocker
    Media companies and publishers are mad. Like, really mad. Well, maybe more nervous than mad, but certainly angry enough to sound a lot like digital geriatrics shaking their fists at the ad blocking kids running up and down their site. Their agitation is understandable. They’re begging us to turn them off. And it’s not just in the US.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [Media] Groupon Co-Founders to Teach at U of Chicago’s Booth School
    In 2007, they started Mediabank, a business-to-business media-buying technology firm whose platform powers over 40 percent of North American media spend across all media types. My alma mater, and the #1 ranked business school — according to BusinessWeek — continues to strengthen its entrepreneurship offerings.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] Foap Raises $1.5 Million With Traction in Branded Photo Missions
    There, brands like MANGO, Puma, Lavazza, and Visit Sweden can promote a photo competition on their social media and through the Foap app to get users to take pictures of their products to be used in marketing material. Malmö-based Foap, an Instagram-meets-stockphoto concept , announces today they''ve picked up a cool $1.5 million (€1.13
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Media] Arianna Huffington: What Lying in a Pool of Blood Taught Me
    The woman who turned a blogging site into a global media powerhouse has a lot more on her plate than HuffPo. The HuffPo founder and entrepreneurial superstar says that in order to achieve more we all need to sleep more. For one thing, she wants us all to get more sleep. What are the first two? Money and power, or recognition. And I had those.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
    [Media] 28 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why they Started Their Businesses
    Thanks to Kent Lewis, Anvil Media. #4 – Meaningful and Unique. Before they were born, I was working as a salesperson for a big media company, making a lot of money. Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. The reasons are as varied as the businesses themselves.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
    [Media] Five reasons why SOPA is luddite legislation
    When you think copyright infringement, you think of the artists whose work is being pillaged.  A lot of artists are rightfully angry about what the radical evolution of digital media has meant for their livelihood. SOPA may not pass. Forget censorship and job creation for a moment: it's unfair, badly written and ignores the sense of history.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] How I Built the Netflix of Construction Equipment
    Social media was really on the rise and I saw things such as Yelp and Open Table coming to the forefront. How Nabil Kassam rethought heavy equipment sales -- online. Nabil Kassam founded Noble Iron, a company that rents and sells heavy equipment for the construction industry, in 2008. The following is an edited version of our conversation.
  • CHAGANOMICS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
    [Media] chaganomics.blogspot.com: Japan seizes nuclear-related materials.
    According to media reports, the ship was on its way to Myanmar when it arrived in Tokyo via the Chinese port of Dalian. chaganomics.blogspot.com. Translate. Monday, March 18, 2013. Japan seizes nuclear-related materials from North Korea cargo. Reposted from The Economic Times. 11:30 AM. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] 4 Tricks for Better Customer Service
    Whirlpool's Maytag: Get Smarter About Social Media Twitter and Facebook have made it possible for customers to be more vocal and far-reaching with their opinions. From Amazon to Lego to Zappos, plenty of big corporations have won kudos for their personal touch. Here's how you can steal their best ideas. With customers, it's similar," he says.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
    [Media] Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)
    Around this time B2C eCommerce had been dominating the media but the wheels were starting to come off. Use social media to be sure people are aware of it. This is part of my ongoing series “Start-up Lessons”. Worth a read on how to maximize the traffic that comes to you site since much of it will be fleeting. Yours. million A round.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Media] Creative Marketing Ideas For Easter
    This includes mailers, newsletters, social media blasts, mobile marketing, and in-store specials. When it comes to marketing, using what’s currently on trend can really help boost your campaigns and get people talking about your business, products, or services. Send your customers an Easter greeting. Bundle your items for an Easter basket.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] 11 Essential Things Every Startup Needs
    Having social media profiles will be beneficial in a number of ways. Starting up a new business from scratch can be scary. You never know if it’s going to go well or not, but you can make sure you have the best chance by gathering everything you need first. Here are the 11 essentials we think startups shouldn’t be without: 1. Website.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] Five Sites Reputation Management Experts Fear
    They may rise above the social media squatters trying to shave traffic from your good name. by Kent Campbell, SEO expert and founder of InternetReputationManagement. They’re here. The sites that even your genius SEO guy and tech savvy PR team are often powerless against. Unmanaged, these sites can sink your company online. SEC.gov. Wikipedia.
  • REDEYE VC  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] The Dorm Room Fund
    Over the years, we’ve seen amazing companies make it out of Philadelphia’s dorm rooms (Invite Media, Milo and Warby Parker, to name a few), when the capital finds them.  And I'm not the only one that noticed and took advantage of this. As I look at the environment facing today’s dorm room entrepreneurs, I notice a few things. 
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] 7 Steps To Sure Fire Marketing Success
    Building an online listening station, optimizing brand assets in sharing services, claiming valuable social and local network real estate, participating in ratings and review sites, and maximizing social media activity are the foundational elements of total web presence building. Here’s my take on business. How will you orient a new customer?
  • 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.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Media] How I Hacked The Startup Launch Conference Circuit
    Result: This event generated about 55 new users, some great social media activity, and we got a cool video out of it. major media placement (and several smaller ones). For example, it helps you to establish your social media voice (something we did way too late). The following is a guest post by Nathan Bickford. Cost: Nothing.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Media] Location-Based Services are a Bonanza for Startups
    As outlined by Adam Holden-Bache recently on Social Media B2B , I’m convinced that business-to-business has more money and more untapped opportunities, along the following lines: Strategic partnerships. These days, I’m hearing more and more about Location-Based Services (LBS) as the next big opportunity for startups. Incentives or rewards.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016
    [Media] When Did Profit Become A Bad Word For Entrepreneurs?
    With today’s rapid pace of change and information overload, word-of-mouth and social media alone is not a viable marketing plan. As a startup advisor and investor, I find that more and more entrepreneurs avoid using the term “profit” in pitching their new venture. Without profit there is no business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways You Discourage Customers From Buying
    Most websites fail that miserably [because] they're designed to serve the seller's needs, not the buyer's." It may seem like a good idea to make the customer create an account, collect social media information, or ask questions about what led the customer to the site. The relationship between buyers and sellers has changed. You don't.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
    [Media] Passengers test WiFi in over 175 airports – Is yours among them?
    It takes up to 30 seconds. "We let people test airports’ WiFi and share their data on social media to encourage or warn others about a particular airport," comments Arturas Jonkus , the co-founder of Lithuanian WiFi speed test app Rotten WiFi. How to participate? Select network type. Press the big green button "Start speed test.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
    [Media] 5 Tips For Improving Franchise SEO Rankings
    Why have one franchise spend have a day on a social media campaign when another did the same thing the day before? 5 Tips For Improving Franchise SEO Rankings written by Phil Singleton read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The truth is that there are more brands than ever competing for search engine visibility. Interlinking. Address. Conclusion.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Media] Is Your Website “Soooooo 2008?”
    Do you have multiple forms of media (video, photos, audio)? According to Universal McCann’s Wave 6 study , company websites are losing ground to social media sites in terms of credibility and popularity. 2008 may not even seem that long ago to some of you. Do you have user-friendly navigation and quality content? Not in today’s world.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Media] How To Avoid Distractions When Working On Your Startup Idea
    It could be social media one day and guest posting the next day. by   Anand Srinivasan, founder of LeadJoint.com. One of the key ingredients to starting up your own business is the ability to see a solution to everyday problems you face in your industry. And they may all seem like the next big thing that you should definitely jump into.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] Quality, Not Quantity: 7 Tried-And-True Tools For Building Strong Customer Relationships
    Advanced technology, social media, CRM software, and other tools are changing the way companies market their brand and products. by  Gareth Cartman , Director of Digital Marketing at Clever Little Design. Build Rapport with Clients. Everyone that works at your company is a potential representative of your brand and your products.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
    [Media] Underhood Raises Funding For Big Data Leap
    So far Underhood has automated rather simple company pages showing the sectors and latest social media activity, but the company has started to create much deeper analysis tool using nowcasting methodology, enabling it to present up to date information on any company – also publicly listed ones. Sami Kuusela , Founder
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events
    Media and event company  Women 2.0 has announced that it is partnering search giant Google to support the startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the United States and around the world. has held over 200 Founder Friday events in 30 global cities. ” In the News Founder Friday Google San Francisco startup Women 2.0 women founders
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why
    Social media will be pervasive in the enterprise and is primarily driving by customer interactions. Fred Wilson recently posted a great video on his blog  with the CEO of Forrester Research, George Colony. The money slide is the graphic below. The chart shows three scarce resources and their improvements over time. will cover this in my post.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] What Are You Willing To Do for a Click?
    What social media powers is the ability for every business to understand the tiny nuances that make consumers revel in or revolt against a brand. Why setting your brand''s moral compass should be the first job of any good marketer. Here are 8 questions to get you started. And so we walk the line, as Johnny Cash would say. Something else? 8.
  • REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009
    [Media] Is Your News Worth Reading?
    But before you contact the media or post a press release, ask yourself if the information you’re about to send is really newsworthy. As a new business owner, it’s easy to rush through publicity efforts in order to concentrate or core business activities and priorities. Will a reporter really care about what you have to
  • REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009
    [Media] Is Your News Worth Reading?
    But before you contact the media or post a press release, ask yourself if the information you’re about to send is really newsworthy. As a new business owner, it’s easy to rush through publicity efforts in order to concentrate or core business activities and priorities. Will a reporter really care about what you have to
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
    [Media] The Ascent of Q&A as Community
    The nature of Q&A communities has thus far not proven appealing for trolls and bad actors, ensuring that the quality of feedback is high. 3)     Social media integration is a bonus for brands interacting in Q&A communities, cross posting in many cases to Twitter and Facebook. Search and Q&A are Different. Source: Ask.com. Quora.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Media] Reputation Management Put to the Test
    Social Mention is a free service that scours more than 100 social-media sites, including Twitter and Facebook, for mentions of your personal or business brand. Quick guide: Social Mention (free) |Best for monitoring social media. Check out what happened when we put two reputation-management services to the test. Not bad.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012
    [Media] To Achieve Entrepreneurial Success, You Can Never Know Too Much!
    Scour their social media. Look at their social media, if they have any. Knowledge is at the foundation of real entrepreneurial success. The popular old saying, "you can never be too rich or too thin" has a corollary in small business � "you can never know too much!" Further backed up by that old saw, "knowledge is power!"
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016
    [Media] Relationship Building : How to Expand Business Network
    For example, the business and community leaders might plan an annual Founders Day festival sponsored by businesses and put your local movements on social media. The rise of the age of social media led her interest to center around digital marketing. photo credit: Pixabay. These include: Existing business visibility.
  • BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
    [Media] Felix Salmon on the Economics of Online Content
    There are people out there who have succeeded with that model, but the number of successes is dwarfed by the number of failures, and the amount of scale you need to even get your foot in any media buyer’s door has been rising dramatically for years. million;  Vox Media  has raised $23.5 Worth reading for anyone interested in the topic.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Media] What Greek Startups Can Teach the World
    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.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] How Entrepreneurs Should Dress
    Although you probably shouldn’t wear jeans to a law office meeting, you could likely get away with it at a media company , a recording studio, and maybe even a restaurant’s kitchen. Today’s social media sites are a window into people’s lives and their closets (pun intended). Clothes, Will Make Or Break The Man. Playing It Safe.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneur Questions Answered
    PR: PR is mostly a matter of finding an interesting "hook" that the media finds exciting. Figure out what a listener of the nightly news would find interesting about your product, and use that to pitch multiple media sources. 2. would use PR, contests and sampling. 1. Conduct contests on Facebook. Sampling. Within the premium (i.e.,
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
    [Media] Financial Modeling for Product Managers
    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 , Mike Claiborne, lead a conversation around “Financial Modeling”. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Cindy F.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Media] What’s the Best Way to Get More Traffic and Links?
    Related posts: Social Media Profiles as Tools for Links and Traffic There are many reasons to get more involved in social. What’s the Best Way to Get More Traffic and Links? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Friday is “Question of the Week” day here at Duct Tape Marketing.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
    [Media] 16 Copywriting Mistakes You’re Probably Making (and How to Fix Them)
    When asked what she believed was the most costly copywriting mistake, Jen Havice of Make Mention Media had this to say… Jen Havice , Make Mention Media : “It revolves around not adequately conveying the value of your service/offering/business in your copy. Social media. Day in and day out, you’re surrounded by copy.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Media] Why Hugh MacLeod’s Art Should Not Be on Your Business Cards
    A few weeks ago I attended my first Eugene-based baseball game with a colleague from work who was meeting up with a few of his friends. I had forgotten that that morning I’d elected to wear my own jewelry—a necklace and earring set with my  Africanz men  on them (jewelry is a side hobby/business of mine). So, I gave them each a business card.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] 24 Rejuvenating Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break
    According to Amy Jo Martin, founder and CEO of the Las Vegas-based social media consultancy Digital Royalty, people spend nearly half of their lives recalling the past and fretting about the future. Eating a cold sandwich at your desk while you surf Facebook doesn't count. Shake things up with one of these energy boosters. Get horizontal.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] 5 Apps to Make Your Commute Less Painful
    Subscribe to channels spanning a wealth of topics, including technology, business, sports, and politics, as well as specific national media outlets such as Inc., An arsenal of apps to make the trip more efficient--and a little more edifying Commuting--whether you''re driving or taking public transportation--can be a drag.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Media] How I Write and How I Decide What To Write
    Editorial : I only write about social media tools and technology and I get ideas from a variety of sources including tweets, subscribers that ask me questions, reading other blog posts and monitoring keywords related to social media tools and technology. Yesterday I wrote – 7 Things I Did Not Know About Writing Before I Started ).
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014
    [Media] Money Doesn’t Talk. Why Most Startups Aren’t Announcing Their Seed Financings
    While I’m sure TechCrunch and other publications are at or near record traffic levels, the influence is more diffuse these days due to wide number of tech blogs and reach of personal/social media. Most of the startups we’ve backed at Homebrew don’t rush to announce their funding. What’s changed?
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
    [Media] Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould
    From electric cars to drones, DNA sequencing to robotic surgery, enterprise software to social media –the size and variety of these markets makes the Valley of my early days look bush league. I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. She was twice as smart and just as tough as the guys. Her response? Maybe.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Media] Importance of the Blog for Your Online Business
    You’ve also got the email, social media, ebooks, infographics, guest posts and videos (to name but a few) to get your content out there. For that reason, it’s very important that you have the right social media campaign going and you’re using the right twitter strategy. Let me be blunt. And it doesn’t just stop there.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: 8 Steps To a Successful Redesign
    Use Alexa to analyze their website ranking and traffic; use Topsy to better understand their social media presence and strategy; Quantcast can help with analysis of traffic and demographics; and Hubspot’s Marketing Grader can be used to analyze their marketing funnel. 3. Don’t expect that the process with be completed overnight. Goals.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Media] Starting a Web Business with Less than Your Monthly Rent (The $ by $ Guide)
    There are many “landing page” companies, like LaunchRock,  where you can point your domain to a simple landing page that describes what your not yet launched site intends to do, allows you to collect email addresses, and finally allows those email addresses to be shared via social media. How do you get people to even give you input?
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] Who Will Win the Race to Build the Web's Best Real-Name Identity Service?
    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, speaking at the DLD conference in Munich this week, attributed the trend "from anonymity to authentic identity" on the Web as one of the main reasons that social media has become such an important part of daily life. At the time, Facebook was pretty much his only option. But that is starting to change. Sponsor.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012
    [Media] 8 entrepreneurs’ opinions on tech education options available today
    This opened my world to social media and its impact on business. One great thing about the tech space is that anyone can enter it from anywhere. Whether working with a developer or picking up a coding language yourself, you can truly create something new to either boost your current startup or disrupt the entire industry for the better.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Media] The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Software Company
    For example, Buffer, the successful social media company, just closed their only office. There are many ways to market a SaaS product—from paid advertising and affiliate partnerships, through active outreach to media outlets, and content marketing. The media is always looking for new content to write about,” says Gene Caballero.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Using Gmail as a Simple CRM Tool
    Browser plugin Rapportive is a tool that adds social media data to your contact records. Using Google’s free suite of tools you can create a nice lightweight CRM system with just a few tweak along the way. Contacts Gmail comes with a contact database that will automatically store information on anyone you add or correspond with.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016
    [Media] 15 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Inspirational Business Quote
    They are not laughing now as I work with international companies and am regularly featured in the media as a subject expert on interpersonal communication. have also contributed to an article in the US media on the presidential candidates and did a series of BBC interviews during the 2015 general election here in the UK. Senge. I
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Media] Dragons, Bootstrapping and Women in Tech
    Buffer  helps you with managing and scheduling your social media posts. Lindsay Nelson, CEO of Theme Dragon, Inc. It’s a story that many of us know all too well: a promising young college graduate sets out into the world- and finds that things are not as they once were. This life situation immediately pushed me toward entrepreneurship.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013
    [Media] Fracking Your Customer Base
    Every customer comes to you via some form of marketing, whether that is paid advertising or social media marketing or word-of-mouth. I have been reading lately about the energy industry, specifically the efforts over the last 10 years or so to develop the technique know as Hydraulic fracking or, simply, “fracking.”
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Arctic15 Tickets Now Available, First Speakers Announced
    The first batch of speakers announced today are Marko Ahtisaari (Executive Vice President of Design, Nokia), Henrik Berggren (Founder & CEO, Readmill), Horace Dediu (Founder, Asymco.com), Taavet Hinrikus (Co-Founder, Transferwise), Sami Inkinen (Co-Founder, Trulia.com) and Aldas Kirvaitis (Co-Founder & CEO, Cherry Media). Partners.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Media] Growth Hacking is Just Effective Marketing
    That stunts aimed at tricking members of the media or diverting traffic from someone else’s community are okay if done in the name of growth. Growth Hacking is Just Effective Marketing written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. There are even several books dedicated to the topic ).
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] Why Your Payment Portal Can Make or Break Your Online Business
    contact section and active social media presence can also be extremely beneficial, helping to provide solutions to any queries or issues a prospective buyer may have. If your business is taking payments online, the importance of a secure payment portal cannot be overstated. Secure online payment options. Currency conversion.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
    [Media] An Irresistible Offer: 4 Tips to Personalize Your Sales Funnel
    As the study points out: 91% of all US consumers still use e-mail daily, and the rate at which e-mails prompt purchases is not only estimated to be at least 3 times that of social media, but the average order value is also 17% higher. What is an irresistible offer? It’s compelling, it’s powerful and it drives action. Optimized CTAs.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
    [Media] The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC
    The sheer number of relationships I’ve built through being public, transparent and being willing to engage in comments and through social media has enabled me to get to know entrepreneurs even before they launch their next company. When I was new at Venture Capital I was trying to figure out the business. What stage? What price? Lovely.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
    [Media] Weekly Favs April Nine
    Sendible – Social media management and measurement in one tool. Weekly Favs April Nine written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. Duct Tape Marketing Favorite Tools Good copy Notifier Sendible
  • REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] 6 Steps to Get the Most Out of Your Publicist
    Tips for a PR relationship that works If you just hired a publicist to handle your media-relations efforts, you may be a little nervous about the expense and getting the press exposure you desire. However, you made the right move. Now that you have a professional handling your PR, you can focus on core, business […].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Groupon's IPO Missteps
    August 25: Potentially violating an SEC-mandated quiet period in which a company must refuse to speak to the press, Andrew Mason sent out a 2,481-word e-mail that quickly circulated in media. It's almost comical," Sweet says, referring to Groupon's proposed initial public offering that began with its S-1 filing in June. He's right. market.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009
    [Media] Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouhi
    hadn't talked to her in a while and then because of a presentation I did around Social Media for Service Professionals she and I reconnected. We streamline strategy development using a Reality-Based approach, then execute cross-media programs including websites, brochures, ads, booths. I've known Farida for quite a while. Absolutely.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Media] Parenting website Wauwaa receives €500k investment
    We’re told that hundreds of brands have signed up to the service, that ten per cent of first time visitors to the site make a purchase, a figure that’s way above the industry standard one percent, and that they are performing much better across social media channels than their closest rivals.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
    [Media] ArcticStartup Looking Forward
    We heard a lot of good stories about how we were the first driver of traffic into their startup, or that our media and events were a big reason some got involved in this crazy startup lifestyle. This includes our Sponsored Posts , Promoted Jobs , Media Consulting , Blog Post Creation , Copywriting , and other tasks. Dmitri and Greg.
  • AWEISSMAN.COM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Media] Looking at Publishing
    Of course, I think this applies to all media, not just publishing (Media: Whats Past is Prologue ). Of course, I think this applies to all media, not just publishing (Media: Whats Past is Prologue ). skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Apr 30, 2012. Looking at Publishing.
  • A CROWDED SPACE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Media] Crowdsource all the way
    Feels to me like the big missing things in crowdsourcing are more online marketing options for things like SEO and social media and content creation. Crowdsourcing is awesome, I'm a big fan. This is of course mostly hypothetical, but for many of these steps, I believe the crowdsourcing options are the best path. Get it funded: [link].
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Social Media Today. Salesforce.com Do.com Taps Gmail to Tackle Microsoft. tags: blog do.com salesforce gmail microsoft. Dwolla. online payments that sidestep credit cards altogether. tags: blog. GUYS READ | Books. funny. tags: blog. Engagement is the Journey, Loyalty is the Destination | Loyalty360.org. tags: blog engagement loyalty. Singly.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
    [Media] SXSW Advice for Startups
    During a few meetings this week and after my presentation to Social Media Club Dallas a few nights ago, I was asked for advice -- people wanted to know how startups should act & what they should do at SXSW.  I am no expert, but here's what I told them: Enjoy yourself & pace yourself. Today, SXSW Interactive 2011 kicks off.
  • INSTIGATOR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013
    [Media] Enough Free Content
    But many of the entrepreneurs I speak with that are in the content / media space still fall back on advertising as their core business model. But if you’re in the content / media business you need to look at alternative business models to advertising. Plus it took over a year to write. That’s the crux of content marketing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Media] 3 Ways Facebook Changed the IPO Roadshow
    Media coverage so far has focused on the rock-star atmosphere and has centerd the spotlight on everything from the star-seeking crowds to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's deliberately slouchy clothing choices. Aside from the media hype, once inside Facebook's presentation, what truly stood out was the video. This is unheard of."
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
    [Media] Ten Steps to Starting a Podcast
    Just like a website, podcasts need a place on a server where the media files will live.  For most podcasters, about $15 a month will give you plenty of storage space for your media files. Ten Steps to Starting a Podcast written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: DollarPhotoClub. Notice I say “at this time”. 
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Media] 5 Tips On How Your Business Can Have A More Successful Event
    Use social media outlets to get your event known and out there for customers. As a business owner, you probably already have one or more social media pages where your clients can find you. by Jen Hawkins, Director of Marketing at  DoubleDutch. Go Mobile With It. Go Social With It. Plan Out the Entire Event.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Media] Frustrated With Your Bank? Lending Club To Make Business Loans
    Many, such as Kabbage and OnDeck, have turned to technology, analyzing not just a borrower''s credit score but tapping into payments systems and social media accounts to get a more detailed picture of a borrower''s financial life. Lending Club becomes the latest venture-backed company looking to loan you and your business money. percent.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Media] 5 Creative Ways to Use Text Messages in Marketing :: Small.
    Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 17, 2011 | 9:50 am Categories : Mobile , Social Media , Web Marketing Tags : Cellit , eztexting , GroupMe , mobivity , Poll Everywhere Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. The use of text messaging has skyrocketed.
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] Compete Now: The 2013 New Year Challenge for Entrepreneurs
    This scholarship allows entrepreneurs to join the 1M/1M premium program that offers private roundtable sessions, a  comprehensive curriculum , and introductions to potential customers, channel partners, media, analysts, and investors. The Prize : The New Year Challenge will award twelve scholarships worth $1,000 each to twelve entrepreneurs.
  • FAIRSOFTWARE'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011
    [Media] Why Klout Sheds No Light On My World
    And that’s why Klout’s idea is flawed: data from social media is a tiny fragment of what constitutes influence. Klout is a site that computes your influence, based on how popular and influential you are online. So what is wrong with this picture? Klout works great for the active Twitter crowd. Or don’t care. Silicon Valley
  • 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.
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