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  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] Blyk Grows To 4 Million Opt-In Subscribers To Mobile Advertising
    Orange reports seeing a 35% increase in brand perception by those who receive Blyk Media. Despite the news of co-founder and CEO Antti Öhrling's departure last December , Blyk is seeing steep growth in its global opt-in audience base from one million at the end of 2010, to four million during 2011.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] 3 Famous Instances of Consumer Backlash
    Criticism from consumers and the media grew so strong that the company backed away from its decision. The media quickly considered the launch a disaster. After a week of consumer outrage, Instagram finally backed down on its privacy policy changes. The power really does belong to the people.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Media] 4 Big Lessons From Disruptive Start-Ups
    The company has raised just over $30 million in total funding, most recently from Hearst Interactive Media. 'Ignoring tradition can be a path to success--but only if you dare. When an entrepreneur challenges the status quo, he or she is either squashed and forgotten about or they hit a nerve and a paradigm shift occurs.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Media] Does Entrepreneurship Age Like Wine? [guest post]
    Till then he serves as the CEO of eDealya which enables brands to monetize their social media investment. By Chaim Zucker*. In one of many great scenes of the movie Pulp Fiction Marcellus Wallace, a gangster king, tries to make Butch sell off the last fight of his boxing career.  Thing is Butch, right now you got ability. Who gives a shit?
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010
    [Media] WordPress Classified Ads Sites by ClassiPress
    For instance, the demo site is set up with social media sharing options. The following is a paid review for TylerCruz.com written and reviewed by Michael Kwan. It is completely of Michael Kwan’s opinion and is not influenced by being paid. If you’re interested in having your site or product reviewed, please view my advertising page.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Media] What If Your Customers Could Talk to Your CRM
    In 2000, Searls and company painted the road map for what was coming only to have it high jacked to some degree by marketers that misinterpreted the manifesto as a foreshadowing of social media. I spend a lot of time talking to and about the stuff that we do to make it work now. I would put my conversation with Kevin Kelly in this class).
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
    [Media] Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, I'm My Ideal Client After All :: Small.
    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, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] Sprinkle Helps Publishers Put Video Content Into Context
    Sprinkle has much bigger vision about the ways to monetize online media platforms. 'Every publisher struggles how to present videos with pre-roll ads at the right moment when a user wants to see them. One solution is to embed the related video content into the site’s context manually. It is, however, very costly for publishers.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Promo Bucket Raises Funding For Brand Asset Management And Editor Solution
    This uploaded information can also create a public profile you can send to media, so they have access to your logos and other brand assets - rather than repackaging them every time you create new content. When you send out your brand's materials for others to use or edit, things get messy.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Warrior Pose! Talking With Glow Yoga’s Founder About the Technology Powering Fitness SMB
    'Like many local businesses, the fitness and wellness industry has seen many new tools to manage backoffice/scheduling, demand generation and social media/community building. Q: Social media seems to be big in the fitness world – both the studios and clients sharing their workouts. You were working in finance prior, right?
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] Google Analytics Visitor Segmentation: Users, Sequences, Cohorts!
    I'm so excited about this because we can finally focus on people, multiple visits by the same person, the multiple media/marketing touch points for the same person and do some pretty cool cohort analysis. 'My love for segmentation knows no bounds. In fact I've gone so far as to say: "All data in aggregate is crap."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Customer Service Policy Stinks
    Our service is not optimized for streaming/downloading any type of media like Pandora or Netflix. No business is immune to unhappy customers. But making sure you meet customer service expectations can keep them to a minimum. recently was on a flight on a well-known airline that shall not be named. Here are my three tips: 1. Are they fair?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Vistaprint Acquires Webs for $117 Million
    Together, we imagine a future in which a micro business will market itself through seamlessly integrated digital and physical marketing media with significant cross-over potential. Three brothers founded Webs, which ranked on the Inc. 5000 in 2009 after experiencing 177 percent growth. million, the companies announced today. 5000 in 2009.
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Tips on Demo Day and Afterwards.
    Regarding reporters: you probably have never gone through media training but its not hard. Regarding reporters: you probably have never gone through media training but its not hard. betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Archives. Search.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013
    [Media] Cyber Mundane: Why online shopping is overhyped, and what brands should focus on instead
    As Mike Ghaffary at Yelp excellently  articulated  earlier this year, while some categories like electronics and media will be subsumed by e-commerce players, the vast majority of spend and categories will remain offline for the foreseeable future. 'Blair Swedeen is the SVP of Strategy & Business Development,  Placecast.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Media] 7 Iconic Bands that Changed the Business of Music
    They also were social long before social media: selling tickets directly, creating an extremely engaged fan club, sharing personal details as well as fan-generated artwork and content through their mailing list, and creating an ecosystem of small businesses that traveled with the band and had a vested interest in the band's long-term success.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
    [Media] Top 6 Questions Venture Capitalists And Angels Ask
    Therefore, start-ups need to know who can potentially buy their company: Intel, Cisco, large media chains etc. So you founded your start-up, raised your initial funding and already acquired some customers. Time for raising some serious funding to get your company to a new level? The first question to be asked is: What is the opportunity here?
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable: Professional Investors Do Not Invest In $20 Million Markets
    You have heard, I am sure, that venture capitalists only invest in very large market opportunities - $500 million to $1 billion. But you have, perhaps, heard less specific discussions on what angel investors are looking for. Well, some angel investors are looking for exactly the same thing as what VCs are looking for. process in detail.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Cult of Product: Marketing Isn't Just For Losers Who Pay For Sex
    It's becoming a cliche to say your product is your marketing, in an era where customers trust each other more than they do media. The following is a guest post by Mike Troiano. Mike is a former New York ad man turned venture-funded entrepreneur, now a Principal at Boston-based Holland-Mark. Product, product, product. And it's all true. Ready?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] 5 Ways to Weed Out a Liar
    You should do the obvious things - see if they have a criminal record, look at their credit reports, find out why they left their previous job, verify the details on their resumes, talk to their current and former landlords - if any, check at least five references and don’t accept pat answers, and check their social media presence.
  • 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
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Woman-Oriented Startup: $4 Million Funding in 4 Weeks, $100 Million Valuation
    both in fact and in media coverage, so I’m happy to post an example of a startup founded by a woman, targeting women, that has taken off beautifully. Here’s Alyson’s quick summary: In July, LearnVest raised a $19 million round, bringing its total funding to $24.5 million. Alexa talks about 10,000 signups on the first day.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
    [Media] Now That You've Destroyed Your Reputation, Here's How to Fix It
    If it''s a legal problem, Schiffer says, he has a team of media-savvy attorneys to help leaders get out of legal trouble. 'If you say or do something that offends your customers or the public, your efforts to save your company and your leadership position have to be authentic and fast. As a CEO, everything they do and say matters. Move fast.
  • 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  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] The Unlikely Founders Behind WhatsApp's Rise
    The company''s founders Jan Koum, 38, and Brian Acton, 42, shun the media spotlight and are much older than your typical college dropout-turned CEO. And at a time when social media companies are focusing on advertising to generate revenue, WhatsApp rejects the idea of showing ads to the 450 million people who use its mobile messaging app.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Media] Master Marketing to Moms
    trillion in spending last year, according to BSM Media, a market research firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. PURSE POWER: If women control so much of a family's spending, why do marketers stereotype and so poorly target mothers?'> Mom has the power of the family purse. Moms accounted for $2.5 It's called The Mom Complex. Exactly.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Media] BoS 2011: Business of Software Talks from 2011 all in one place.
      Laura Fitton, VP, HubSpot, Making social media work in business to business. If you came to Business of Software 2011, you can access all the talks from last year here using the passcode you were sent by email. Anyone registering for this year's event will also receive a code to access the talks prior to their general release.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Media] 6 Gorgeous Wordpress Themes for Small Business Sites
    Yola.com is an award winning website builder that makes it easy for small businesses to create a website. With Yolas professional templates and easy-to-use tools, you can make a website that helps you stand out from the competition. in June. In fact, it can easily be used to manage a Website for products and businesses, without or without a blog.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Media] 6 Gorgeous Wordpress Themes for Small Business Sites
    Yola.com is an award winning website builder that makes it easy for small businesses to create a website. With Yolas professional templates and easy-to-use tools, you can make a website that helps you stand out from the competition. in June. In fact, it can easily be used to manage a Website for products and businesses, without or without a blog.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Second Time's a Charm? GoDaddy Strikes While the IPO Iron Is Hot
    Many technology companies, such as social media star Twitter, have experienced extraordinary success going public. 'After one failed attempt at going public in 2006, Inc. 500 company Go Daddy decides the time has come now. Sometimes it''s all about waiting for your moment. 500 list every year since 2004, when it debuted as #8 on the list.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2013
    [Media] How to Nail a Cold Pitch
    Of course you should be on social media, but that''s not really the point here. 'Five pitching lessons from a PR professional. You only have one chance to make a great first impression." Tired cliche? But some cliches are cliches for a reason, and that holds true with this one. Below, see Walker''s pitch email. Hi Lindsay! Be personal.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Media] Give Your Startup A Chance: Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes
    Morgan Sims is a writer and graduate of the University of South Florida who loves all things tech and social media. 'by Morgan Sims. There are many different challenges that face a person or group of people when diving into the world of entrepreneurialism. Too Big Too Fast? Skimping on Equipment. Location, Location, Location.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] Ways to Distinguish Yourself #213 – Beware of mis-aligned benchmarks
    was talking to friend about social media and very soon we started talking about Twitter. Related Posts: In search of Oasis: Social Networking Popularity Sharpening Your Models The #1 Social Media Metric You (don't) have more power than you think A VERRRRY late entry to Twitter. He just had to take the time to do it.
  • 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."
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
    [Media] It's Keyword Soup Time!
    irrin sexy just what is counts media, manhattan, ny? Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized It’s Keyword Soup Time! It’s Keyword Soup Time! It’s now been three months since I started writing Startup Adventures in NYC. The remaining 10% is lulz.)
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Angel Investing 4 – Why You Need Deep Pockets to Win Big
    As I’ve highlighted I believe we’re in a unique period similar to 2005-08 where the biggest tech firms of Silicon Valley (and some media companies) are scooping up small software companies as “talent acquisitions&# versus accretive revenue / profit generators. Part 1 – Access to Great Deal Flow – is here.
  • NIALL KENNEDY'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
    [Media] How will Twitter make money?
    Nielsen BuzzMetrics , Biz360 , TNS Cymfony , and many others currently tap into broad social media streams for brand insights. Micro-blogging service Twitter will celebrate its third birthday in March and may have a revenue model to support the company over the long-term. What is Twitter? SMS revenue. Brand monitoring. Summary. Blog platform.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Retailers: Don't Track Me, Bro
    It gives them a value proposition, like easy access to wifi, to tell a store who they are, sign up for more info, tell their friends that they''re there, and create lots of earned media around the experience. 'A lot of money is being put into trying to figure out what I do when I walk into a store. These efforts aren''t new.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
    [Media] 7 Lessons From Entrepreneurial Supervillains
    LexCorp owns almost every media corporation in Metropolis and has both legitimate and alleged criminal connections. 'These evil masterminds have to finance their world domination schemes somehow. Here''s how they do it. Superhero universes don''t always follow the laws of physics. Veidt Enterprises is quietly taking over. Lesson: Network.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Keep Your Customers Coming Back
    This book dives into how to use social media platforms to attract new business and job opportunities While results and ROI may be critical to keeping clients, building positive relationships proves to be the most important. Relationships. In business, that single word may be the most important. And that's just the beginning. Looking for more?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2009
    [Media] Twiistup 6 Highlights
    We are a city unique in merging the world’s best content with digital media and technology expertise. There are now a second generation of entrepreneurs and companies that have learned from their last successes and are producing great new companies like TopSpin Media , Sometrics and GumGum. ExpenseBay Wins Showoff.
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
    [Media] Startup founders can have their cake and eat it too
    Social media, blogs, Twitter, and Facebook are changing the way startups market to their customers. Back in the day Venture Capitalists were  king makers. They decided who got funded, facilitated strategic partnerships, and brokered M&A transactions for their portfolio companies. The world has changed.a This is a big change. Not anymore.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] 10 Tested Tips to Improve Ecommerce Conversions Without Going Broke
    Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Alexia McCormick  – Enjoy! There are a couple ways for an ecommerce company to increase performance. One is to increase the number amount of traffic that arrives on the website through marketing, Pay Per Click advertising, and other forms of outreach.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
    [Media] 2013’s Top 10 Small Towns For Mobile Entrepreneurs
    Poquoson is a small town with a big media presence. 'There is no question that technology has given us the ability to get work done. You can work anywhere, any time. You can live in a tent in a cornfield in Kansas and do business. So here you have it, the “Top 10 Small Towns for Mobile Entrepreneurs for 2013.”. Clayton, Georgia. hear banjos.”
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [Media] What's the hottest up-and-coming company in the Arctic? The Answer Is Worth €10,000
    They will get free tickets to Arctic15:Exit Path , an opportunity to pitch to our investors, media & attendees and fight for the grand prize of over €10,000 in cash and services. 'The Arctic15 pitching competition is back, where we get our readers to help us select the 15 hottest up-and-coming companies in the Nordic and Baltic region.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Media] 8 Predictions for Private Companies in 2013
    Twitter, the latest social media darling, will approach the public markets in 2013. Twitter will file to go public, Foursquare will fail, and other entrepreneur events that will unfold in the year ahead. This was epitomized by Facebook 's tremendous IPO flop, which soured investor interest in consumer tech companies for the rest of 2012.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
    [Media] What are DOBIs?
    DOBI examples include social media “harvesting” - where investors fund pay-per-click and other forms of marketing that drive “freemium" giveaways, with investment return then being generated through high margin residual sales within a few months or even weeks of the initial campaign. The concept is not new. How to find them? Of course not.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Jennifer Lopez and the NDA
    Now for those who say that this is quite the cynical view of things, I would encourage them for the next seven days to not take in any entertainment media - no movies or television or Internet - nor to appreciate the lovely design of an iPad, and certainly to not gaze fondly on an elegantly dressed and coiffed woman or man. Supply and demand.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Media] Startup Outlook from Silicon Valley Bank
    On Friday Silicon Valley Bank released a survey of 375 executives at startup technology companies in the 4 core venture capital investment sectors – Software/Internet, Hardware, Life Science, and Cleantech. Here is what they found: Tech. Execs. Are Bullish. And listen up Washington - 83 percent of them plan to hire in the coming year. Hooray!
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
    [Media] Is The American Dream Really Just a Mirage?
    In spite of the so-called business media’s fixation on tales of America’s demise, U.S. entrepreneurial activity is at its highest point in 15 years, with over 550,000 new businesses created each month in this country! Never have so many owed so much to so few. But Is This Dream a Mirage? Today, it is over 270 days! So what is one to do?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011
    [Media] The Low IQ Genius You Need to Talk To Now
    And they know the media they read/watch/view and the most effective ways to reach them. If you're looking to start or grow your business, there's one person you need to speak with right away. And this person is not a startup guru. Nor are they a marketing whiz. This quote is so amazingly true. They know what their greatest challenges are.
  • 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.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Invitation Consultants
    Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Milk & Media Studios. The Bridal Association of America reports that the average cost for a wedding’s invitations and reply cards is $659. If you have a few extra minutes, check out that link to wedding stats. It’s pretty fascinating.) What was your biggest learning curve/experience?
  • DSHEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | My Perspective on SV Angel/DST.
    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  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
    [Media] A Case for Strong Entrepreneurs AND Great Ideas - 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!
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
    [Media] Houston Startup Support Network
    This means that no lawyers, web-design shops, marketing companies, social-media mavens, accountants, venture capitalists, angel investors, or small business consulting firms will be admitted. It’s going to be a series of regular monthly meetings where startups can talk to one another in a comfortable, informal environment. hours.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Leadership (Entrepreneurship) Vacuum in Higher Education – Not In the Student Body
    We’ll need them to merge traditional means of teaching with web- and perhaps even social media-based teaching methods. There are incredible changes afoot in higher education, I witness it each day on campus and in the media (have you been following what the for-profit sector has been going through?). h/t Keith Hampson ). He said, “Duh.
  • 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  |  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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010
    [Media] Revisiting Paul Graham’s “High Resolution” Financing
    Blanchard/O’Reilly Media. When I first read Paul Graham’s blog post on “High Resolution&# Financing I read it as a treatise arguing that convertible notes are better than equity. As I’m generally a believer in ‘pricing rounds’ I initially didn’t agree with the premise of the post. Photo credit: D.
  • DEIMAR  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] What 3 cheetahs can teach us about business co-founding | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jan 15, 2012. What 3 cheetahs can teach us about business co-founding. by Deimar Gutierrez. 15.1.12. Pin It. Thus, these great opportunities end up taken by the competitors.
  • DEIMAR  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] Think twice before you unsheathe your sword and fight for the - Deimar
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jan 25, 2012. Think twice before you unsheathe your sword and fight for the market. by Deimar Gutierrez. 25.1.12. Pin It. Often. Related articles. Related articles. Pin It.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] Some of the Most Memorable Marketing of 2012
    Month-by-month throughout 2012 social media, marketing and social media tools changed hands, set records and sparked more new memes than Justin Bieber collected Twitter followers. From NASCAR to KONY to Gangnam style, 2012 was a truly remarkable year for marketing, social media and the companies who define it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, 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.
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [Media] How to Run Effective Online Sweepstakes Campaigns
    After that you can earn more “votes” by posting affiliate links of the campaign on social media – brilliant! Create brand awareness through a focused social media campaign, encouraging content sharing between users. It seems that everyone is running some type of online campaign nowadays. Before you start. Objectives.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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, 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?
  • 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?
  • 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.
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