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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [Media] How to Find a Celebrity Mentor
    If that''s not possible, at least follow and interact with your idol on social media. 'Need a mentor? Why not reach for the stars? Five strategies to bring your idol into your life. Imagine attending an event featuring a speaker or performer you absolutely revere: someone you nearly idolize. Would you brush it off, thinking it''s impossible?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Media] Are Your Words Killing Your Brand?
    It’s for writing website copy, social media posts, blog articles or any other type of content you produce. 'Are Your Words Killing Your Brand? written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: BigStock. ” And as a verb: “to give a product a distinctive identity.”
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways Your Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line
    Share posts, deals, and information via social media. '5 Ways Your Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Jake Magleby    – Enjoy! Unresponsive Web Design. Slow Loading Time.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] How to Choose a Credit Card for your Business
    Plus, Timothy Sykes, founder of Millionaire Media, talks about how to analyze your spending. What should you look at before you pick your business credit card? View the video on Inc.com at: [link]. Advertisement: Win New Customers. Ads by Pheedo
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010
    [Media] Link-o-Rama
    My friend Tom Foremski’s new initiative “every company is a media company&# is spot on. Not only does this introduce a really innovative revenue model for media sites but the experience of Kachingle trying to sell it to big newspapers should be a cautionary tale for anyone interested in this market. go figure.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [Media] Living the Music: Being in Music Doesn’t Mean You Have to Starve
    You’ll learn how they make their living, what they did with social media to monetize their passions, and even some of the mistakes and struggles they’ve endured. Musicians are starving artists, hopeless dreamers. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be talking with some entrepreneurs in various sectors of the music world.
  • VCBALL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Media] Win the Talent War - VCball
    Clay Shirkys Writings Writings About the Internet: Economics & Culture, Media & Community, Open Source. VCball. New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email. Subscribe via Feeds. Subscribe in a reader. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. John R.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Quickest Ways to Improve Your Website
    You can accomplish this by including any or all of the following on your website: Media mentions (in which media your company has been featured) Credibility logos (e.g., 'Regardless of how good your current website it, I''m confident it can be better. In fact, on my website, I''m constantly testing new ideas to improve it. And so on.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Media] Man Behind Vibram's FiveFingers Creates a Two-Toe Shoe
    We're doing the same--lots of social media. Tony Post, the man who popularized Vibram's FiveFingers foot-like shoe, learned a few lessons, raised $5 million, and struck out on his own. Tony Post was wearing two different shoes last week: one neon green and black, the other blue and steel gray. This was no fashion statement.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Angry Birds: 1 Million Plush Toys And 1 Million T-Shirts Sold Each Month. The Game Isn't All They Have
    think it will be great as gamers will get to boast about their skills as well a help the game leverage the countless users on the social media to learn about the game itself. Angry Birds is phenomenal. It's great and it's growing and it sounds pretty clichéd and something that is apparently obvious to almost everyone. via TechCrunch
  • STEVE BLANK  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
    [Media] The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 3: Value Proposition Hypotheses
    They met with their mentors, and refined their messaging pitch by attending a media training workshop one of our mentors held. The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. This post is part three. Part one is here , two is  here. Syllabus is  here. The Nine Teams Present. Autonomow.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Recently, food delivery startup Eat 24 wrote a sharp critique of Facebook, announcing it was leaving the social network to focus the bulk of its social media efforts on Twitter and Instagram. 'A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. Sorry, Satya Nadella. -- ZDNET 3.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
    [Media] Leiki Will Change The Way You Discover Content
    Leiki's technology allows for example media sites offer automatic context-based links to readers from their own archives (or similar news sites), targeted to each user's preferences based on their behavior on the site. There's even been one case, where a media company was able to stop buying SEM altogether thanks to Leiki's technology.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] How 6 Startup Logos Came to Be
    This location-based social media app uses multiple inferences in their logo to help tell a story and also to motivate employees. 'How you brand a company says a lot about your intentions as a start-up. Good branding means you are serious about capturing a wide audience. As you might guess, it all starts with your logo. What can you learn?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] How to Make Tech Talent Fall in Love With Your Company
    You''ll need to do this anyway before making a hiring decision so it really makes sense to check the candidate out online and in social media before the two of you meet. 'It''s tough times for companies trying to hire software developers. Here''s how to give yourself an edge. Need to hire an engineer? Yeah, so does everybody else.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 10 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Standup Comics
    Great entrepreneurs are great observers. They carefully monitor the competition, the market, their team, and their various stakeholders. Great entrepreneurs learn from the world around them and they never, ever stop learning. This is the latest in a series of posts, musing on what we can learn from the most unexpected of sources. The comics.
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Media] Don't Plan to Get Rich from Your Startup
    It’s not as sexy as conquering the world with the next brilliant consumer-focused social media network microblog app, but your chance of a modest outcome is 10x…perhaps 100x greater. Join nearly 6,000 startup entrepreneurs by subscribing to my RSS feed. Getting rich shouldn’t be your goal when launching a startup. Subscribe!
  • 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. t , I say.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
    [Media] Seducing the Guys with the Money: 7 Factors that Create a Desirable Business
    Media and technology companies sometimes have their own rules (especially on the profitability side- the other stuff is fairly standard across the board…). There are a handful of firms that will dip down to $1 million, but very few that want less than that (again, unless you are in the media or tech industries…). Tweet. 1- Be On Top….
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Media] Why Every Small Business Needs Great Content
    Maximizing Your Earned Media for Sales and Lead Generation Getting Better at Getting Email How to Get More Social Mileage Out of Video I Have a Web Site, What Else Should I be Doing Online 4 Using Facebook Graph Search To Help Your Business. To ensure a strong online presence, you need good content. Subtract the sales pitch. Use Hyperlinks.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] Get Ready for the Facebook Exodus
    Two years ago, Dilip Venkatachari left his job at Google as head of mobile to start a social media advertising technology company called Compass Labs. As Facebook becomes a public company, it's making thousands of employees wealthy enough to bolt. The upside: They're ambitious, entrepreneurial, and ready to start their own companies.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Media] Thumbs Up On Gatekeepers, But Who… And How?
    Relentless Social Media. Then there’s the relentless deluge of social media. 'by Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of ” Havana Lost ” and “ A Bitter Veil “ Some say the lunatics have taken over the asylum. But is all this freedom a good thing? Let’s look at the repercussions. Glut of books/ Lack of Discovery.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012
    [Media] Why Native Apps May Not Be Our Mobile Future
    Users have the ability to access information, games, or media by simply tapping an icon. When Alex is not helping the world go mobile with FiddleFly , he spends his time traveling the country speaking about social media, marketing, and the future of the web. by Alex Kutsishin, President of FiddleFly, Inc. Mobile Has Come A Long Way.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Bridging The Gap Between Content And Marketing Automation
    Our focus is on helping marketers create and manage a responsive content Hub that gives them real insight into how their audience engages with a content experience instead of separate media channels or content silos alone before funneling that data into marketing automation software like Hubspot, Eloqua, Marketo or MailChimp.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Media] The 5 Best States In America For New Business
    Lewis Robinson  is a business consultant specializing in social media marketing, CRM, and sales. 'by   Lewis Robinson. Looking to start a business? Prospective business owners must make a myriad of choices before even opening up shop. One of the most important is where to locate the business. Utah has a growing economy and low unemployment.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Media] 6 Tips For Surviving The First Five Years In Business
    Also, be open to new technology and trying new things like social media.  'by Frances Kweller, founder and CEO of  Kweller Prep. new business venture is like a new marriage: it’s really exciting and fun; then it’s a lot of work and fun.  Here are some tips on how to survive the first five years of business: 1. Make a commitment.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
    [Media] Need To Know: Answers To The Questions That Every First-Time App Developer Asks
    Scott pioneered many of the most utilized concepts in online media including opt-in data collection, email to postal data appending, affiliate marketing, web syndication, internet reality shows and internet pay per view. 'by Scott Hirsch, f ounder and CEO of  Appsbar. iOS or Android? Talk to your customers! To be Free, or Not to be Free?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] The Skåne Innovation Support System's Maze
    Media Evolution : a regional network for collaboration and promoting media companies. Media Evolution City : situated in Malmö, similar to Mindpark it offers co-working spaces. It is run by Media Evolution organisation, and also hosts the famous  Foo Café. Connect Skåne : network that help startups with private investors.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneur's Letter: Dear Mr. President
    This would also encourage national media outlets like CNN, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today to highlight these entrepreneurs and their innovations. This kind of access to customers and nationwide media exposure is likely to unleash creativity upon millions of Americans. God has been very kind to us. Follow Naveen Jain on Twitter
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 3 Reasons Starting a Family Is Good for Business
    This is constantly a topic of focus in the media regarding women-owned businesses (as if men don''t have kids too), which make up only 35% of the total entrepreneurial population. 'There''s a myth that having a family and running a company are incompatible, but here are 3 reasons why kids can be a business advantage.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] Convert Customer Loyalty Into Cash
    Businesses with strong customer service programs can benefit from positive word-of-mouth, advocacy on social media sites and other advantages. You've worked hard to build your company's reputation in the local community. Convert that goodwill to real value as you prepare to sell your business. But undervaluation can be just as problematic.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] What Would You Do About This Facebook Post?
    Experts weigh in on how to handle this social media pickle. An employee's questionable Facebook post leaves one CEO wondering how to react. Mark O’Donnell thinks he has a problem – and he’s not sure what, if anything, he should do about it. ” Now put yourself in Mark’s shoes. “One is fairly obvious.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] From Zero to SEO Hero in 315,569,520 Seconds
    Are you active in social media networks, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ or industry forums? Becoming a master of SEO doesn't happen over night. Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if your company is ready to tackle this challenge. often find it challenging to help business owners know where to start with SEO.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Media] Top 6 Characteristics of the Best Startup CEOs
    Becoming a CEO is easy--just take a few minutes to change your job description on social-media sites and call up a printer to send you some new business cards. 'Do you have what it takes to excel as a CEO? Top names from the startup scene weigh in. Presto! You’re now a CEO. What traits emerged as consistent themes? Resiliency is No.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
    [Media] New Rockstart Accelerator Taking Applications In Amsterdam
    On the 100th day, the startups will pitch in front of European investors and the media. On You may have met some of the team behind the new Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator if you were present at Slush in Helsinki, or the Startup Weekend Copenhagen. It's not a bad way to get to get name out to the freshest young teams across Europe.
  • SHARKSEO.COM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Media] SEO Advice for Bootstrapped Startups
    Rae Hoffman-Dolan, Sugarrae.com & Outspoken Media I think the main piece of advice I would offer is to figure out who your brand is before telling the world who it is. With brands of mine such as Outspoken Media and Sugarrae , obviously, we knew who we were (us!) [link] Home Archives Search Game Who Is Shark SEO? It works. Thanks!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [Media] Dragdis From Lithuania: The Ultimate Bookmarking Tool Is Finally Here
    Of course you can easily share everything you have saved using either social media or a provided shortened URL. With so many great bookmarking startups such as Pocket or Finland's Kippt , you might think that the title is a huge overestimation. However, I assure you that my new favorite, Dragdis , has solved it. ?The Very neat.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] The Key to Noodles & Company's Explosive Growth
    The privately held chain now has more than 300 locations. But it didn't get there through the traditional franchise route. Most national restaurant chains with hundreds or thousands of units are the result of franchising, the typical path to explosive growth. locations. There's a list of previous installments at the end of the article.) Loyalty.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] ArcticStartup To Hit Tallinn, Riga Next Week: The Friday Wrap Up
    Our end destination is the TechChill Baltics conference in Riga, but first on Monday the 11th at 17:30 we'll be at Garage48 in Tallinn to talk about Startup Media tips. Tuxera is hiring a Lead Developer: Wireless Media Sharing Airplay/DLNA/UPnP ArcticStartup is going on a road trip next week! Lots of good points. Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] Over 120 000 Sanoma User Credentials Stolen
    Old Media Sues New Media: Case TV-Kaista. Not exactly a startup news per se, but a healthy reminder to all those working with user credentials in their online services. One of the largest, if not the largest, online identity thefts has just occured in Finland. The service to be breached was Älypää , a Sanoma bought gaming site.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] Ask These 5 Things Before Hiring
    Serial entrepreneur Todd Vernon most recently founded Boulder, Colorado-based advertising and analytics company Lijit Networks , and led it through an acquisition by Federated Media Publishing , where he now serves as an executive vice president. Here's how to identify star employees. An experienced entrepreneur thinks he can help.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Media] Marketing Automation: What is it and Why Should I Care?
    For starters, marketing automation refers to technology that allows marketing departments and organizations to more effectively market on multiple online channels (such as email, social media, websites, etc.) 'Marketing Automation: What is it and Why Should I Care? Marketers, meet your secret weapon: marketing automation. Sounds good, right?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Fourteen :: 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
    [Media] Looking into Fred Wilson's Crystal Ball
    By contrast, the crowdfunding site, based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, wants to build to a large private, long-lasting, corporation--not dissimilar from the business media juggernaut Bloomberg L.P. 'The co-founder of Union Square Ventures explains why some of the biggest private tech companies are struggling to IPO. Missing from the list?
  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Be a Pioneer not an Opportunist
    In my view, what makes today different than the last tech downturn is the proliferation of technology in the mainstream culture, and digital media is an integral element of this. As we turn over to a new year, it seems that everything old is new again. I’ve seen this movie twice before as a VC. Think big and bold and game-changing.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Science-backed TopFloor raises $6m from Google Ventures, others for social shopping play
    Investors include Polaris Ventures, Google Ventures, Crosslink Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partners, and, of course, Science Media. Los Angeles-based incubator Science is at it again, having launched a brand new company called TopFloor designed to change the way we shop online. Think of it like a rebooted version of QVC for the social web.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013
    [Media] Interview with Olivier Baudoux, Founder & CEO for DrivAd, Inc.
    Our first product was targeted toward outdoor advertising (a $7 billion market), before we expanded into online and social media advertising (a $150 billion industry). Banner ads, just like so many advertising media have become very expensive. Hi Olivier, good to get a chance to pick your brain. just happen to be part of that group!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
    [Media] Scaling Up: 6 Tips to Avoid Growing Pains
    Whether you manufacture toasters or provide social media consulting to other companies, your business's No. When your company growth doubles every week, there's plenty of room for error. Cloudfare co-founder Michelle Zatlyn explains how to survive it. The company saw more than 720 million unique IP addresses and an estimated 1.3 Ta-dah!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Media] How to Score a Job at a Tech Start-up
    Add a skill: Every start-up needs people who understand analytics, email marketing, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and coding. Can you handle long hours, low pay, and impossibly high expectations? The start-up life might be for you. Here's how to break in. I've seen both sides of this equation. So do the research.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] 3 Ways to Outwit Your Competition
    We're all familiar with the epics: battles like Facebook vs Google and Mac vs PC ; they are fought in the public eye with online ads, conferences, billboards, magazines, TV and, increasingly, social media channels. Is it time to wage battle, leverage your business model, or just poke fun of your rival? Here's how to tell. So why wage war?
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
    [Media] Bridging the Small Business Marketing Gap
    Dan is a sought-after speaker on this topic at Internet marketing events, startup conferences and business workshops across the US, and he has been featured on media channels like MIXERGY and GrowthHacker.TV.  'Bridging the Small Business Marketing Gap written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Which Subscription/Billing Systems Are the Best? - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Building the "Apple of [fill in the blank]" - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Envisioning the Future by.
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] We Investors are Haunted by Our Past - DShen's Blogs
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Yahoo!
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Merging Glam and Ning
    Today, my company Ning, where I serve as chairman and cofounder, is announcing that it has agreed to merge into Glam Media. billion page views, add recurring subscription revenue to Glam’s business model, and most importantly, set up the combined company to be the leading social media content company on the web. Companies
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] The Big Idea Behind Uber's Christmas Tree Deliveries
    On social media #UberTree is sparking the most interest from an oh-cool-I-don''t-have-to-heave-an-enormous-prickly-tree-down-the-street perspective. Piperlime, Benefit, and Uber will be cross-promoting the partnerships on social media, and will be sending dedicated emails to their sizeable distribution lists, too. That''s big.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Not Made in America: Where U.S. Innovation Really Comes From
    market and its strong patent protections were important considerations to Vishal Sankhla, co-founder and chief technology officer of Viralheat , a social media analytics company in Santa Clara, Calif. 'Many of the country''s best and brightest ideas? Well, they''re not exactly home-grown. At least that''s the trope. The U.S. But the U.S.,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Media] Tiny GoldieBlox Gets an Ad in the Super Bowl
    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," said Jason Amundsen, the founder of Minnesota-based Locally Laid Egg Company. Well, it didn''t.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] [Interview] Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, On Crowdsourcing
    There are many ideas and movements that aim to get businesses or communities to act and put social media into a bigger and much better context: the sharing economy, access economy, collaborative consumption, co-creation, collaboration, open innovation amongst others. Do you think it’s a fad that will die down anytime soon?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Content Marketing in 11 Steps. Now Go.
    This includes your website and other sites that you can control, as well as social media, direct marketing, influencer marketing, campaigns, and more. 'Here''s how to create and manage content that will turn browsers into buyers. Get focused Zero in on just one customer segment to start.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] The Innovation Economy
    research tool to worldwide social and business media. July 19, 2012. An Article for the Technolink Association: Dr. Kevin J. Scanlon and Ms. Jessica Seay-Klatt. Pasadena Angels Investment Group. Society today continues to benefit from game-changing. innovations in medicine and business through successful. These partnerships. This is. network.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Techstars Boston Pitch Night 2010: Beware HIPPOs
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Techstars Boston Pitch Night 2010: Beware HIPPOs. was a mentor to some of the teams again this year, and was thrilled to see how far they had each progressed during the program. Posted Thursday, June 03, 2010. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Rebecca Dale
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Rebecca Dale. Rebecca Dale, dear lovely, loving and loved wife of my broken-hearted brother Andy, and mother of their two wonderful children, died early Saturday morning. Rebeccas funeral was on Tuesday. Abraham.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: The thousand dollar genome�really close now
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The thousand dollar genome–really close now. loved seeing the recent Xconomy story about A Wowser Moment in DNA Sequencing – yes, getting close to that thousand dollar genome. Email This BlogThis! Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Big Data, �Mass� Data
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Big Data, “Mass” Data. Just a few days after I started my Big Data blog series, yesterday was Big Data in Massachusetts day. The MassTLC has a nice summary blog post here. Email This BlogThis! Newer Post.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
    [Media] Gambling, Investing and Startups
    It makes for good copy and fodder for the social media channels, but it is propagating a dangerous message. “It seemed crazy to me that you have to be an accredited investor to invest in a company,” says Case, “but you can go to Las Vegas and lose $10,000 at the table in an hour but you don’t have to be an accredited gambler to do that.”.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
    [Media] Coro Health Recognized as a Best of the Best Program to Watch
    Coro Health delivers customized digital media such as music, spirituality, education/brain games, and reminders to ease aging at home. Back in November the company raised $2M in financing, and is continuing to make incredible progress. Coro Health was the only consumer-based solution provider to be recognized among the winners. Coro Health.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Media] How to Start a Business in a Month – #30DayChallenge
    People will review you, people will talk about you on social media sites, people will write about you. Setting up profiles on social media websites. For many businesses today, this happens in the form of social media accounts, which can often stand in for a customer service team. We’d love to hear from you if you are.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] Startup Lessons: Marketing
    in fact I feel more strongly than ever that in order to be successful with this customer acquisition model that tech companies need to act more like media companies with a distinct editorial agenda and content strategy. To recap, here is the series thus far: 1) Hiring 2) Dynamic Org Structures 3) Product First. 4) Marketing. Disaster.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Media] StackThatMoney: Breeding Super Affiliates
    STM covers so many areas that you are likely to find information that is conducive to whatever it is you’re running, whether it be Facebook, AdWords, CPV, mobile, media buys, adult, etc. 'There is certainly no shortage of places to discuss and learn affiliate marketing out there. 20-Minute Screencast Tour and Walkthrough. daily deals).
  • 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. Ready, Fire, Aim.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Married to Work.and Your Co-Founder? How to Balance It All
    In 2007, Dave and Carrie founded the social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency, Likeable Media. The couple admitted that it is hard to keep talk off work when they go out--especially since Carrie officially took over as CEO of Likeable Media and Dave has moved to Likeable Local--but they try their best. 'Today, in an Inc.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Media] 8 Cool Companies Who Just Raised Venture Capital
    Group Commerce raised $8 million from Spark Capital, Carmel Ventures, Lerer Media Ventures, and an individual angel investor. I've been traveling a bit lately and haven't kept up as much as usual on all the companies who recently raised venture capital. Here are some of the cool companies that raised VC within the past few weeks: 1.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Existence Proof to Scale�From Point to Line to Curve
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Existence Proof to Scale–From Point to Line to Curve. How do you grow a software business? What does growth look like? This is what growth looks like. The horizontal axis is time. That’s not all. Posts.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #2: Er, Who Did You Say You Were?
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. We all know the three pillars of marketing, right? Know, Like, and Trust. Then why do so many non-fiction authors, many of whom intend to use their books as marketing tools, ignore this when they write?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] Why the Golden Rule Always Applies
    That changed quickly, however, after some less-than-flattering media accounts emerged. 'Making mistakes is inevitable. It''s how you fix them that matters most. In today''s people economy, the most successful businesses are human companies , not only in their brand but in their interactions with customers. It''s about how you handle mistakes.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Media] 7 Tips To Help You Become A Millionaire
    It might be having lots of physical stores in retail, or a large email list or popular website online, or affiliates/joint venture partners, or money to spend on advertising, or some kind of media like a television or radio show, or magazine or newspaper. Income Report: I’m A Million Dollar Blogger. How I Made A Million Dollars.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] Hurricane Sandy's Crisis-Management Lessons for Business
    Social media , an in-house blog and a smartphone app helped FEMA stay in touch during the hurricane, according to the Project on Government Oversight blog. Salvage something good from the frakenstorm by learning from the competent government response to improve your crisis management skills. handful of crisis-management experts think it can.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Side Hustle and Flow Interview Series: Alexandra Levit
    Later, I moved to Chicago and became a vice president at Edelman, a top global PR agency, and focused on creating online campaigns in the early days of social media. My days are a mix of creating new content, speaking to media, corresponding with clients and colleagues, and promoting my projects/helping colleagues and friends promote theirs!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] 3 Leadership Tips for a Particular Kind of Entrepreneur: the Successor
    Notice how he''s a little more media-friendly than the old man? 'North Korea''s Kim Jong-un may be a despot, but his succession problems probably look a lot like yours. Kim Jong-un? know how he feels. Really, I do. The young ruler of North Korea has been getting a lot of bad press. His birth date is unsure. Was it 1982? Was it in Switzerland?
  • 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?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Media] Leiki To Tailor Articles For Helsingin Sanomat Subscribers
    Leiki's CEO Dr. Petrus Pennanen is also excited about the partnership, "this is the first time a digital newspaper is offering personalised recommendations using real-time individual interest analysis, and a big step for the media industry in the right direction.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Do Your Customers Love You More Today Than Yesterday?
    Yet almost no one (except Google, which does a new header every day) takes the few hours of creative thinking and organization to ensure a stream of content ideas that the entire rest of the entertainment, news and media world are engaged in promoting for them. 'Customer retention is the whole ball game. We hate to waste our time.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Media] Inside the Mind of a Bargain Shopper
    “Day in and day out, across the media and in fliers, retailers have trained consumers that there are great deals at certain special times,” she explains. 'Are shoppers really drawn by the siren call of a good deal? It''s actually a lot more complicated than that. Bargain hunting can be a rush. ” The point?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] Beyond Silicon Valley: 3 Hot Start-Up Industries in New York
    This is one of the big comparative advantage points for east coast brand management and ad-tech companies like Buddy Media." 'A VC lays out the situations where the Big Apple may be the best bet for a startup. Plus, plenty of other alternatives if neither city appeals.) West coast v. subway and subzero temperatures v. Despair not.
  • 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."
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: See Paranoia As An Opportunity
    Young people naively enter their pictures and personal data for fun on social networking sites, ignoring constant feedback from the media that these are bad practices. Even though 1984 passed uneventfully over 25 years ago, there is still a large population out there worried about George Orwell , and the animals taking over the farm.
  • START UP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] The competition is invisible
    We’ve already seen it in retail, music and media, and we are about to see it in every form of hardware and manufacturing. 'I recently saw a prototype for the Google self drive car – It’s picture is below and looks kinda cute / cool / weird. This is a bit of a shift in the projects trajectory.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Media] How to Pitch Venture Philanthropists
    The InternMatch platform, called Campus Hubs, provides social organizations with a platform to showcase their culture and mission through video, photos, and social media feeds. If your company has a social mission, you might find a whole new universe of funders willing to back your company. If you know how to pitch them.
  • DAVID LEE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Media] James Gandolfini and Napster - The Originals
    Napster completely redefined the way people view media and content. People opened their eyes to the notion that they could consume media how they want, when they want and where they want. 'I’m beyond bummed to hear that James Gandolfini passed last night. There are a lot of reasons. He was complex, heinous and also very human.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] Draugiem Still Bigger Than Facebook In Latvia, Becomes Platform For New Startups
    The Draugiem Group now consists of 14 companies and over 100 employees, providing a range of solutions from SMS marketing telemetry and GPS devices, web applications, and even a television platform with social media integration. Draugiem.lv Latvia only has a population of 2.2 million, giving Draugiem a very high penetration rate. million.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Everplaces And Pult.io Win Qualcom Ventures' €100.000 QPrize
    As it stands, Pult is a better way to sit on the couch and watch Youtube videos, and it will be interesting to see what other types of media they can connect to the service. We don't usually like to cover start awards on ArcticStartup (unless we're giving it of course!). Images from the Everplaces Blog and Pult's Facebook page
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Giant Companies to Sweat Your Business
    From past events, media firm Gannett located a Google Glass developer, AccuWeather found a user-interface web designer. 'Sick of your pitches getting rebuffed by giant companies? This event series puts you in the judge''s seat. But what if roles were reversed? What if you had the power to accept or deny a giant company’s business?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Bad content is worse than no content: How to create stuff that doesn’t stink
    They figured out that their audience likes up-to-date marketing news, inbound marketing tips and the latest statistics on SEO, blogging, social media and marketing trends—all packaged in concise, readable posts. 'Jake Athey is the Marketing Manager for Widen Enterprises. When was the last time you were enthralled by B2B “content?”.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2010
    [Media] The Resilience of (Online) Communities
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized The Resilience of (Online) Communities The Resilience of (Online) Communities When most venture capitalists think of “barriers to entry&# , they think of things like: - Intellectual property (e.g., Take my own GoCrossCampus , for instance.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Media] 'Happy Farmer' Looking For $20 Million
    Jet Media , founded in 2005 is one of the pioneers and a current leader in the Russian market with more than 60 million registered users and 70+ games. Jet Media is currently looking for $20 million funding for 25% stake in the company, Vedomosti reported. Online gaming is a booming industry worldwide and Russia is no exception.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [Media] Collecting Business Cards Isn’t Enough: Seven Ways To Supernetwork Your Way To Success
    In this age of social media, we’ve come to confuse quantity for quality. But you’ll reach out to your larger group through less personal means of communication — blogs, e-newsletters, social media — than you will with your critical few. And chances are you’ve picked up a subtle, underlying message:  More is better. she told me.
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