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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] How College Talent Learns About Your Company
    Those responses might raise eyebrows in a digital age that affords companies every opportunity to get their name out there through social media and other digital opportunities , not to mention the inroads they look to make on campuses. 'Word-of-mouth still matters the most. These results blew us away," Agrawal writes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Battle Royal: The Duel Between 2 Different Facebooks
    Dan Levy, Facebook''s director of small businesses, says the social media site has 1 million advertisers, according to Mashable. 'CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to become a "highbrow" digital newspaper, while users want a land of viral videos. But which version is better for advertisers? And happy users often means a happy Facebook."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] Disruption Lessons From Airbnb
    The same dynamic applies when comparing YouTube with traditional broadcast media. 'Your future competitors will likely supply what you do--but from cheaper, off-the-radar sources. There are backyard business terms, and there are--how shall we put it?--more more elevated notions. Any kid with a lemonade stand grasps "supply" and "demand."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] This Column Includes a Marriage Proposal
    Jacques Bastien''s social-media and creative agency, Boogie , grew out of a small business he started at the University of Albany. 'I looked for people to talk about love and entrepreneurship. One founder seized the opportunity to stage a public marriage proposal. know I sure have. Take the story of Andrew Laffoon, for example.
  • 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.
  • BABBLING VC  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
    [Media] Tangent Thinking: Clothing
    They also haven't as effectively used social media to market themselves having long become corporate giants. Being somewhat of an outdoor enthusiast, I've come across three lines of clothing which have reminded me of technology start-ups: Aether Apparel , Nau and Rapha. Most similar start-ups though are also focussed on the consumer. .
  • BETASHOP.COM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Media] 90 Things I've Learned From Founding 4 Technology Companies
    Your customer is growing up on social media. Fab.com Fab Feed Bradfords Blog. Archive. 90 Things I’ve Learned From Founding 4 Technology Companies. On October 27, 2010 I wrote a blog post about the “ 57 Things I Learned Founding 3 Tech Companies.”. The discussion quickly turned to those 57 things. Amazing. So, here goes. Always will be.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
    [Media] Did Your Startup Get Work Done This Labor Day?
    Chris Grayson, a New York-based digital media consultant and marketing strategist, said , "What @brianjeremy said." In a post last week about how to measure the effectiveness of startup employees , we mentioned that perhaps the number of hours worked isn't the best metric. With that said, this weekend was Labor Day weekend in the U.S., Never?
  • 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  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
    [Media] Work With Family? 14 Tips for Success
    Address them early and often. -- Lisa Nicole Bell , Inspired Life Media Group 3. It's all in the family--including business, for some start-ups. We asked successful young entrepreneurs for help when handling employee relations and company discussions with family members. Here are their best answers. Communication is important.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] Tomorrow on TNW: Your chance to ask Pancake Labs’ founder Jim Belosic your entrepreneurship questions
    The company is best known for its flagship product, ShortStack , software that’s designed to help small business owners and designers create custom apps that harness the power of social media. Jim Belosic is recognized as a social media expert and has contributed to Mashable, Social Media Examiner, CMS Wire, PR Daily and SmartBrief.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Media] Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later, a New Normal
    National and local media surrounded the comeback, which many took to symbolize as a turning of the page on Boston''s biggest tragedy in generations. 'Like the City of Boston and the Boston Marathon, Forum Bar & Restaurant was forever changed on April 15, 2013. It reopened to the public to much fanfare on a Friday night in August.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012
    [Media] Quantum of Social
    Perhaps we'll find a scalable participation business model one day, but for now, it's been relgated to clever usage of social media that generates a lot of attention, but never really makes anyone much money. "This is the world's most precious resource, we need to control as much of it as we can.". Dominic Greene, Quantum of Solace.
  • THE STARTUP TOOLKIT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Media] Launch is a tool, not a goal
    once enjoyed 6 months of cashflow nightmares while a big media company took their time paying an invoice). You have $10k and it’s going to cost $10k to finish the product and launch. Great news? Not exactly. Launching in this situation is a mistake. Highly tempting, but still wrong. You need runway to benefit from launching. Revenue?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Media] When Free Becomes Free For All � 5 Reasons Free Is Hurting Us All.
    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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
    [Media] Patric Blixt, CMO Of Rebtel Coming To Arctic15
    and has worked with digital media since 1995 at agencies like Young&Rubicam Brand Dialogue and at start-ups like Pricerunner.com. Patric Blixt is the Chief Marketing Officer of a Swedish VoIP telephony company called Rebtel. We'll be sure to ask the latest figure on that in September. Patric Blixt. Register now
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Fav April Thirty
    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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
    [Media] Interview With Jani Penttinen Of Xiha And PremiumFanPage
    Most companies are simply not able to create social media streams or websites in multiple languages, let alone connect with customers. For example iPhone game developers really need multilingual social media presence. The problem, as already mentioned is approaching the global audience in a language they speak in. it helps a lot!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] The FCC Is Going To Ruin The Internet This Week
    But in reality, the wealthy internet media companies will be treated more equally than the rest. 'The FCC''s impending vote will determine the future of net neutrality. On Thursday, the FCC will vote on new rules that will have lasting effects on the way broadband internet in the U.S. is regulated. The slow lane is the rest of the internet.
  • NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR FOUNDATION BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Top Business Plan Competitions
    The top regional and national winners advance to the 2013 GSEA Global Finals for the opportunity to engage with world-class entrepreneurs, receive media exposure, win cash, and share in over $150,000 in donated business services. “We got our start at a business plan competition,” he said. MIT has two big prizes they give away.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Purim Spiel
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Purim Spiel. Next week is Purim , another Jewish festival that falls into the category of "They hate us; We beat them; Lets Eat." high production values video spoof of a current cultural phenomenon. Happy Purim! Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Innovation
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Innovation. Innovation is often given complex definitions. We prefer the simple one: ‘new ideas that work.’ This is a great definition of innovation, but suffers from the problem of survivorship bias.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Chief Common Sense Officer
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Chief Common Sense Officer. Dennis Devlin is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Brandeis University. met Dennis a few years ago when he had the same role at Thomson Corporation. Email This BlogThis! Posts.
  • WAYTOOEARLY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [Media] WayTooEarly: First Round Comes To NYC
    New York is seeing a surge in new company creation, fed by this environment and a growing number of experienced high tech and digital media savvy people in this great city. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [Media] Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?
    And we’re left with a city with idyllic weather, major commerce, the media center of the world, and a great emerging technology scene. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it. All the stereotypes and caricatures are overblown. We have an abundance of ethnicities, culinary options, music and culture. You don’t. Get over it.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011
    [Media] Making Money With Your Blog From Product Reviews
    From regular visitors to your blog, from folks who find your review to be helpful and send the link to friends (usually via social media channels) and the search engines. When someone signs up through your affiliate link, you get a small cut of their advertising revenue. And she’s right. What is affiliate marketing? Need an example?
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] 3 Words to Kick to the Curb in 2014
    admit I''m certainly guilty of using some of them including content (check), social media (check) and literally (gah!). 'There are many overused words in business, but there are three I''d like to hear a lot less in the New Year. There was recently some buzz in the news around the most overused business words of the year. Why wait? forever.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Mass Customization: Let Your Customers Have It Their Way
    And there are other benefits, as Bain points out: With the proliferation of social media and online publishing, styles and trends now change faster than ever. 'A Bain & Company survey suggests that there''s potentially big value in offering customized products to your customers. That''s customization. Want your own fancy coffee?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] How to Build a Successful Online Video Business
    Social media logins will personalize the user experience on your site. 'With an infinite distribution rate and extremely low production costs, online video is a prime market for start-ups. Mark Suster, the sharp-witted entrepreneur-slash-VC, recently explained what it takes to build a successful online video business. Find the right margin.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
    [Media] Google Adds Reputation Management to Dashboard :: Small Business.
    Related Posts: Get Your Google Alerts via RSS Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy Google Alerts Hack Google Alerts to Twitter Optimized Reviews May Be the Next Local SEO Edge Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 16, 2011 | 7:48 am Categories : Social Media , Web Marketing Tags : Google Dashboard , Me on the Web Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Lack Of Budget And Talent Inhibit Growth Of Digital Marketing In APAC Region
    This budget definition includes website development and content, email marketing, search engine optimization, online advertising, social media community management and advertising, amongst others. ” Lack of budget and skills. Two of the biggest challenges they face? Talent and budget.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] [Competition] Shopify’s US$100K Carrot For E-Commerce Entrepreneurs
    Online commerce is thriving – it’s growing about five times faster than traditional retail – not only because consumers are finding it convenient but also because it’s so much easier for merchants to set up shops online. Dangling a US$100,000 Carrot In Front of E-Commerce Entrepreneurs. Shopify founder and CEO Tobi Lütke.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Media] 4 Definitive Ways To Deal With Outages
    The good people behind Twitter would apologize and if it was a slow news day, tech media would pick it up. 'by Shankar Ganesh, Marketing Analyst at  Freshdesk. Back in 2007-08, I remember when not a week went by without Twitter going down. In fact, sometimes, the fail whale would take ages to load. Buffer – Live blog the post-mortem.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Must-Have Apps For Non-Profit Offices
    Notices of events and fundraising campaigns are improved through social media and activities such as a budget friendly meeting with web conferencing can conveniently place people together from numerous locations and countries to plan, organize and implement. 'By Peter Davidson. The internet, in particular, has improved efficiency. BigMarker.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] 7 Examples of the Power of Guest Blogging
    Now the Internet and social media give customers a bigger say in the creation and communication of how a company is viewed by the rest of the world. '7 Examples of the Power of Guest Blogging written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Guest blogging is a powerful tool.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Media] Is Search-Driven Entrepreneurship Obsolete?
    Demand Media has 8,000 writers who produce 180,000 new articles each month … This content is what ends up as the landfill in the garbage websites that you find all over the Web. Tweet Remember that dream we all had together, not so long ago, where a well-thought-out startup with a good understanding of the Web could grow on merit alone?
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010
    [Media] Can Stories be True When They’re False?
    Wasn’t it contagious media at its best? So it turns out that Jenny whiteboard quitting was a hoax. The Jet Blue guy with the chute exit and the beer wasn’t. posted about both of them here Wednesday. You can read in my post that I suspected Jenny was fiction, because I said so then, and I hedged my bets. We don’t like to be lied to. Right?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] 'Selfie' Is the Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year
    In case you were wondering, The Oxford Dictionaries defines selfie as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” '"Selfie" and "404" are two different organizations'' picks for the words we used most in 2013.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Media] Sheryl Sandberg's Book Should Be Named Stand Tall
    Just like media images for decades have shaped women''s ideas on what sexy is, what their bodies should look like, and what roles are theirs to play, the words these gender-oriented groups and their members use subtly undermine the spirit of both women and men everywhere. Talk about reductive. Follow my logic. wouldn''t. They stand tall
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] 5 New Apps & Tech Tools to Try
    And because no software is installed, invitations can be sent via social media or instant messenger, with respondents screened and video results made available in 72 hours. Dozens of new gadgets and Web services promise to boost your business. Here are five that just might deliver. The service is only $10/month—cheaper than competitors.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] Pay for Publicity with Equity
    Wahooly aims to match your start-up with influencers who can propel your company's name into the social media stratosphere. The price: A little equity. Need help getting the word out about your start-up and its products or services? start-up called Wahooly thinks it can help. If they do absolutely nothing, their share is diluted.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
    [Media] This Week in VC: Michael Montgomery (President, Montgomery & Co.)
    If you don’t know Montgomery & Co it is one of the premier technology & media focused investment banks in the country (and as Michael corrected me they also have a strong Healthcare / Med tech practice). Acquired by Disney, who also invested in Playdom, and will become part of the Interactive Media Group. We discussed: 1.
  • 47 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010
    [Media] Clarify your story.
    What technology/product/channel/media elements need to be introduced/influenced to make it into a larger story? ( Note: Sramana, our guest for the Startup Success Podcast Show #52 , was kind enough to let me reprint here the appendix of her new book, Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market. by Sramana Mitra. Pilot?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Media] Reviewed: Best E-Readers for Business Travelers
    It''s fast enough for just about any media you consume. has a better ecosystem for media. 'Contributing editor John Brandon spent a month test-driving the latest e-readers. Read on to find out which model won his seal of approval. I''m a ferocious reader. book readers tend to fall into two distinct categories. HD has similar specs.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
    [Media] The Cynics Guide to The Commitment Engine
    For years I’ve been advocating the use of personal stories in marketing and widespread social media usage has certainly helped break down resistance to this notion as a leadership style. Does this document serve a similar function as a social media policy for employees? No, I’m not talking about you, but maybe you know one.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Gaming Isn't Only Helsinki: See Tampere For The Second Gaming Hotspot
    'With Supercell and Rovio being the two major media magnets in Finland, it is easy to overlook what else is happening in the region. Not to mention events such as the New Factory Open taking place today or the MoneyTalks Forum focusing on Gaming Industry and Digital Media which will take place on the 6th of June. from Suvi Latva.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
    [Media] 5th Anti-Lean Startup Archetype – We Already Do It
    Madison Ave marketers – All we need is some advertising, PR, branding — mix in a little social media marketing, and you’re good to go! Market By Numbers on Twitter | Entries RSS | Comments RSS Market By Numbers High-Tech Marketing and Customer Development Home What is Customer Development? VCs want a proven CEO.  Right?
  • 47 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Startup New Year’s Resolution #2: Engage more.
    Enterprise companies are scrambling to engage more with their perspective and actual customers on multiple social media platforms, via relevant email, and realtime conversations on their sites. In case you missed the revolution, a significant percentage of the human race now uses social media to connect with other people. Help them!
  • 47 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
    [Media] MicroISV Digest 07/31/2010
    My Flipboard Find of the Week (something cool I found in my social media graph thanks to Flipboard ): 50+ Ways to Search Twitter at Social Media Today. Get a company profile listed on our participants page (optional). Get a link to your microISV site from our participants page (optional). PSD sources). Show #76 [ link ] [ iTunes ]. Bob
  • 47 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
    [Media] MicroISV Digest 07/31/2010
    My Flipboard Find of the Week (something cool I found in my social media graph thanks to Flipboard ): 50+ Ways to Search Twitter at Social Media Today. Get a company profile listed on our participants page (optional). Get a link to your microISV site from our participants page (optional). PSD sources). Show #76 [ link ] [ iTunes ]. Bob
  • 47 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
    [Media] MicroISV Digest 07/31/2010
    My Flipboard Find of the Week (something cool I found in my social media graph thanks to Flipboard ): 50+ Ways to Search Twitter at Social Media Today. Get a company profile listed on our participants page (optional). Get a link to your microISV site from our participants page (optional). PSD sources). Show #76 [ link ] [ iTunes ]. Bob
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Media] 3D Scanning Made Accessible With €260K Investment Into Volumental, A Spinoff From Kinect@Home
    However as it attracted the media attention of  BBC ,  Wired ,  Mashable and others, the team started receiving a lot commercial interest, and decided to spin-off as  Volumental. 'Stockholm-based Volumental is one research spinoff that''s going to be fun to watch. The project was started as a research project by two Ph.D.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
    [Media] A Tale of Two Cities: Why Silicon Alley Isn't the Next Silicon Valley (Yet)
    Digital media like Internet publishing and broadcasting, web search and related services accounted for 15 percent of jobs, and has more than tripled since the recovery. It''s a tale of two cities, for sure. The first sees the Big Apple as a world that''s primed and ready for more high tech investment. The areas attracting the big money?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Signal - Big Brother software for recruiters is coming
    Places like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn obviously come to mind straight away, but I’m told that Signal can make use of a huge 6,000 channels to find out more about its targets, these include other forms of social media, blogs and forums. 'Cold calling is horrible. The question is how do you know when people would be receptive?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] Smaller Companies Seek Super Bowl Ad Boost
    The thrust of this ad spot teaser is social media: Viewers are encouraged to tweet with the hashtag #mushymush and urged to follow @HuluPlus on Twitter. Is $3.5 million for 30 seconds of fame worth it? These businesses are putting it all on the line during Super Bowl XLVI. Some make you laugh , others (attempt to) make you cry. she says.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
    [Media] Schibsted Buys A Large Share Of Let's Deal
    Schibsted is one of the largest online media groups in the Nordics and thus, this kind of a deal is significant to say the least. Back in December, Schibsted announced that it has acquired 37,5% of the Swedish Letsdeal.se website. Letsdeal.se was founded a year ago in January 2010 by Lars Karsson and Alexander Hars. Letsdeal.se
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Media] 10 Ways to Lose Friends and Irritate People
    guy at lunch asks, "Hey, do you think social media marketing is effective?" 'Here are things Dale Carnegie would have said. if he was snarky. Want to win friends and influence people ? Here are 10 things that ensure you won''t: 1. You thoughtlessly waste other peoples'' time. Small, irritating things, but basically no big deal? Wrong. Weight.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
    [Media] 2 Telltale Signs Your Idea Is a Dud
    Schrage recalls sitting in a product meeting where a social media start-up was making a Facebook app. 'Not every innovation will make you rich, but a bad one will put you in the poor house. Here''s how to spot the latter. Everyone wants their next big thing to be a hit. One good example is LEGO. Every innovation has a hypothesis.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
    [Media] Bill Gurley: Scared of an IPO? Suck It Up
    While Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may come off as prickly toward the media , said Gurley, other entrepreneurs have a much learn from his approach to customer service. Gurley said that he''d be wowed by a social media platform that perfects the orginazation of vertical interest groups, and aggregates them according to location
  • VC CAFE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Media] Invest in Israel Newsletter – April 2012 Edition
    The technology will be unveiled officially at the Drupa Print Media Fair in Dusseldorf in May. As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the  investment promotion center  of Israel’s Ministry of  Industry, Trade and Labor , which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors.  for $15.5
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011
    [Media] Leveraging your social networks for crowdfunding success [Guest post by RocketHub]
    Thank supporters publicly, via social media, and celebrate the milestones you pass. Guest post by Alon Hillel Tuch. Crowdfunding is a new way to gather support for creative projects and entrepreneurial endeavors. With the advent of modern social networking (and sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), Crowdfunding only takes you so far.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010
    [Media] Past is NO way to the Future
    Up to the point of losing the Super Bowl game, the historical statistics had been brandished around with such hype in the media, news and commentary, then suddenly they became obsolete and no longer relevant and the world immediately moved on. In many aspects of life we look to the past performance to gauge the expected future performance.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
    [Media] Executives Aren't Necessarily Leaders (No Matter What They Tell You)
    'Here are my top three examples of executives who aren''t leaders, no matter who says so, how long they''ve been at the helm, or even how profitable their company is. This wasn''t the first time Mr. Armstrong has had to plead mea culpa. What''s going on here? The simple fact is, not everyone in a position of leadership is a leader. The Genius.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] 4 Startups Engineering Happiness
    million round of funding from Ventrock and Resolute for the project, which she hopes to expand into a media and lifestyle empire. 'A crop of new startups help users track their moods. But is focusing on happiness a sure path to success? Happiness has always been big business. Only time will tell. Founder Nataly Kogan raised a $2.4
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunding: Not Just for Solo Dreamers?
    The pilot also revealed that participation was high -- 45 percent of employees engaged as compared to the 10 percent that use the company’s social media platform regularly -- and projects proposed by those lower down the institutional food chain were most likely to get funded. One company is testing the waters.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [Media] 6 Blunders That Can Wreck a Business Deal
    That''s according to Jason Boyarski and David Fritz, partners in the New York City law firm Boyarski Fritz LLP, who specialize in brokering deals involving entertainment, media, personalities, and technology. 'When you''re this close to signing a big deal with a client or investor, make sure you get these legal basics right. Skimp.
  • BABBLING VC  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] Apple's iOS (iPhone 5) vs Android (Nexus 4) - My Thoughts
    Media and photography still seem to lag iOS. Same goes for media. I just received the Nexus 4 from Google last week as I felt it was time to get to know Android a bit. I'm so accustomed to the iPhone that I felt technology may be passing me by on iOS. had played with various devices running different flavors of Android in the past.
  • SOHO SOLUTIONIST  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] 5 Task Tools To Love
    ListPlanIt has all kinds of lists for things like moving, planning a newsletter, and even tracking your social media efforts. I love a good, simple task app. Lucky for me, providing good information to my clients requires me to try out a lot of tools. There’s always something new and shiny! No, that’s not a technical term.)
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Twenty One :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010
    [Media] We’re All Frogs Boiling in Water
    It’s true on the one hand the with the fragmentation of the news media increasingly people choose to get their news from the perspective they want to hear (e.g. The Hidden Impact of Technology on our Everyday Lives … There’s an old (semi true) parable about frogs boiling in water. You’re kids are alright. Water. Wow!).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014
    [Media] Why You Need to Step Up Your Training Game
    Make sure you let candidates know you provide training through social media and in-person discussions. 'A new study shows many companies are taking a sink or swim approach with new entry-level employees. Here''s what they should be doing instead. Among these eager new potential employees are the future superstars of many organizations.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] How to Score Billionaire Ted Leonsis's Cash
    But then the ISP calls itself a new media company with subscribers bringing in recurring revenue. 'The venture capitalist and sports-team owner explains what he looks for when he''s considering investing in a startup. What does every company founder need to be successful? In an interview with Inc., Confidence, but not arrogance.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Media] How Michael Dell Could Reinvent His Company
    Part of Dell''s plan was linked to beefing up its social media wing, which monitors the social Web for complaints and reacts accordingly. According to an April 2013 report by Dell''s director of social media, support analysts respond to about 3,000 posts per week--in 11 languages. 'Acquire, invest, and adapt. Here''s how.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    [Media] 10 Obstacles That Are Limiting Your Growth
    Whether it''s getting up to date on new tax laws, learning about social media, or practicing negotiation techniques, take the time to keep your skills sharp. 'There are many mental and personal blockages that can hinder you from achieving your full potential in business. Here are 10 common blockages that can impede your success. Aim high.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
    [Media] What Angel Investors Look For: Facts Vs. Truths
    Here's the breakdown: Healthcare services/medical devices and equipment: 25% Industrial/energy: 17% Biotech: 14% Software: 11% Media: 8% Retail: 8% Other: 17% Note that "other" represents tons of different types of businesses. And the news is.good! During the first half of this year, angel investments totaled $8.9 billion, an increase of 4.7
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneurial Change We Can All Believe In
    Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at Boyan Josic’s Daily Deal Media Conference in Chicago. Our topics were the growth and fundraising environment in the "daily deal" sector - which today happens to be both one of the hottest and one of the most maligned technology investment sectors in the world. Small decisions, little things.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
    [Media] Residential Real Estate - Time to Move On
    and media attention given to housing prices is distorted. For opportunities that Growthink is following now, click here. Believe it or not, the great residential real estate crash of the last few years will turn out, in the long run, to be VERY good for the U.S. and the global economy. Than the health of our startups and small businesses?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
    [Media] Why Early-Stage VCs Should Be Careful About Intros from Bankers
    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?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Media] Logging Time: The Ambitious Entrepreneur’s Savior
    He was way ahead of the rest of us in social media, technology, and online marketing. 'Entrepreneurs are a funny lot. As the most passionate, energetic people in the room, they are attracted to big ideas and often pursue businesses because they like to build. college friend of mine was considered the guy most likely to succeed in business.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Media] Why online brand spending will create new winners in online ad.
    The recession of the last couple of years has provided a catalyst to drive more brand marketers online in an effort to seek greater efficiency in their media buys, and as they have tasted some success, they will continue to spend online as their marketing budgets recover. Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1. Reply 2.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
    [Media] Common mistakes of first time (technical) founders « Lightspeed.
    gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0 The current top rated answer is from Siqi Chen , one of the co-founders of Serious Business. And we did this repeatedly.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Media] An Update on My Affiliate Marketing Campaigns
    Even with proper tracking, the fact is that I cannot easily find out what my net numbers are due to having such a large number of traffic sources – some of which don’t have live reporting, or even any reporting at all (such as media buys with IO’s, for example). So here’s an update for you. Anyhow, on with the post…. Income.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] Everyone Has a Boss--Even If You're at the Top
    To do so, we''ve got an award-winning onsite customer service team that interacts with our customers via phone, email, instant message and on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. 'Even CEOs have bosses. Yes, more than one. Here are the four people all CEO''s answer to. Being a CEO means you''re the boss. But who''s your boss?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] The Unconnected Need Not Apply
    Related articles Why Connections Beat Charisma Every Time Social Media Isn''t the Place for Customer Service How to Ask for a LinkedIn Introduction 'On average, only 4 percent of employees have referred more than one job candidate via their social networks. What can your company do to encourage more meaningful social recruiting?
  • SCALABLE STARTUP  |  SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013
    [Media] How SaaS + Mobile has changed our world.
    But more importantly, the labor of moving software around by humans and physical media and even the Internet has been taken down to almost zero. 'In 2008 I was working on a post-merger integration project for a small company being acquired by a Fortune 100 behemoth. We The difference in efficiency between then and now is pretty amazing.
  • MARKETING JUNKIE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Media] Business & Other Goal Quotes
    4.    &# Social media is like teen sex. I’m a bit of a quote junkie. It’s just so comforting to know others have been where I’ve been and found their way to something better. Or to discover just exactly the words I need to hear to keep me moving forward with my businesses and other goals in life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. Use it.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
    [Media] Monitoring Relationship Status :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. How happy is your staff?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011
    [Media] How to Say Thank You :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    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. So no…thank you!&#
  • TIM KEANE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] How to prepare a sales forecast for a business plan - Startups and.
     In month seven, we will begin testing additional sales strategies including direct to buyer email, google adwords, bing and social media campaigns based on our sale success. 'Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe.  Why? TrackBack.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
    [Media] Five Under-Utilized Sources That Businesses Can Tap Into For More Sales
    Social media is all well and good, but even the most welcoming and amiable Twitter account is still nothing more than 140 well thought out characters. Testimonials on your website or broadcast through your social media channels are a really powerful tool for attracting new customers. 'by Carlo Pandian. Face-to-Face Sales.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
    [Media] The Way I Work: Karmaloop's Greg Selkoe
    Greg Selkoe is the 36-year-old CEO of Karmaloop, a Boston-based burgeoning hipster media empire, encompassing music, television, and apparel and footwear from more than 500 brands. Here's how Selkoe gets it all done. Revenue last year topped $130 million, up 81 percent from 2010. He told Liz Welch how he gets it all done. listen to everyone.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Sony Expands Its Music Unlimited Service To Spotify's Backyard
    Social media, social networking — that’s one dimension of engagement, but there are so many things we can be doing other than chatting with our friends. Sony Entertainment Network today announced that it is expanding its Music Unlimited cloud-based digital music subscription service to countries including Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Music
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Scoopinion Automates The Sharing Of Interesting News Articles
    Once Scoopinion grows, there’s no telling how valuable the data collected by the service will be to advertisers, media companies and other interested parties. Scoopinion is a community-based news recommendation and sharing service that uses a bit of a different approach to deliver content to your doorstep.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Media] True Finns' Rise To Power In Finland Means Change
    Most Finnish media are currently forecasting the combination of the government to be formed from the three largest parties. Yesterday Finland held its parliamentary elections where it chose the representatives to drive Finland forward for the next four years. True Finns and their stance on all this really are unknown.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Media] 3 Must-Follow Rules For Posting Engaging Content On Your Blog
    Allow permission for your followers to reprint articles on other blogs, in newsletters, on social media—anywhere that will get your ideas out into the blogosphere and link back to you. 'Traditional marketing techniques are a thing of the past, and successful businesses and people are blogging to get business. Smart? Content is king.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Media] 14 Keys to a Highly Effective Marketing Plan
    There are four key components to your online marketing strategy, including: keyword strategy, search engine optimization strategy, paid online advertising strategy and social media strategy. "If you don't believe in your product, or if you're not consistent and regular in the way you promote it, the odds of succeeding go way down. read more
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] The Team Facebook Bought for $1 Billion
    Role: CommunityZollman is a pro in the guerrilla-marketing aspect of social media. Facebook acquired some indisputable talent with Instagram. Will they use it? With its billion-dollar acquisition of Instagram, Facebook now has a killer photo app that plugs a big hole in its mobile strategy. That's no coincidence. million? Maeghan Ouimet
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] Young Talent: What to Expect From the Post-Millennial Workforce
    They are more global and open in mindset than any previous generation, having grown up with a media operating system--YouTube, Facebook, Xbox Live, Google, Twitter--that is itself inherently global and inclusive in nature. 'What managers need to know about the next next generation. He answered a few questions from Inc. make them every day.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] PitchHelsinki: Apply Today And Get Funded Right At The Event
    'Editor’s Note: Full disclosure, ArcticStartup has a working relationship with PitchHelsinki, is a media partner and works closely with YritysHelsinki and YritysHelsinki NewCo Factory. One thing about Pitching Events is trying to see the value. This is a rather new concept and we are looking forward to seeing it in action.
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