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  • 500 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
    [Media] SlideShare does YouTube videos - Master of 500 Hats
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
    [Media] Startup Metrics for Pirates (Startonomics Beijing, June 2009.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Baka Gaijin. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] Open a Hot Restaurant with $12,000
    It was really about building a brand via word of mouth and social media. We did zero pitching on any media we've received. In New York City? Really? Former advertising exec Nicole Ponseca explains how she opened Maharlika, and got great buzz and press from Day One. How did you go from ad exec to restaurant entrepreneur? What's next?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
    [Media] A Victory for Artists Everywhere – Thank You Taylor Swift!
    Well, the story didn’t end there and it took a 25-year old musician (albeit one with a social media following numbering almost 60 million) to get the last word. Thank You Taylor Swift! Words I never once imagined being typed by my own fingers. The monster was vanquished! In other words, Apple caved. Love, Apple.” Thanks, Taylor!
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Media] “When is the best time to raise money for my new business?”
    Fast Company asked me to answer the following reader question: Hello, I’m building a social media site. It’s a big project, but I’m holding my own. I’m leaving my full-time job next month to work on it full time. Thanks. A. Hutchinson. Here’s my answer on the Fast Company site
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012
    [Media] 12 Ways to Unwind During the Busy Holiday Season
    Plan ahead and hire additional temporary team members if necessary. -- Lisa Nicole Bell , Inspired Life Media Group 7. For start-ups, especially in the retail space, now is the time to ramp-up sales--not to relax. But that doesn't mean your team can't find time for a little holiday cheer. Here are their best answers. 1. Happy Hour!
  • BABBLING VC  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
    [Media] It Doesn't Have to Always Be Tech
    There are businessess in real estate, media, finance, hospitality and so forth. I remember a little under 20 years ago sitting with a mentor of mine discussing business and ideas to generate cash. Little had I known at this time that I would be a VC 20 years later. cared even less though about technology. Nope, I didn't finance it.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015
    [Media] International Expansion: How Video Streaming Can Aid Your Business
    local culture, their family, local media influences etc.). Over the past few years, consumer spending has significantly decreased within the markets of the U.S., and Western Europe, yet has significantly increased within China and other Asian countries. Not only that, there is a significant degree of market saturation within the U.S.
  • INFORMATION ARBITRAGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Media] Welcoming John to IA
    John also served on the Board of JumpTap until its sale to Millennial Media. Brad, Jesse and I are happy to announce that our friend and colleague, John Hadl, is joining IA Ventures as Venture Partner, effective immediately. From our relationship formed through PlaceIQ our interactions continued to expand.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
    [Media] Click.to – Clicking Your Way Around Your Desktop And The Internet
    Earlier we featured Markerly , an online highlighting tool that lets us select and socially bookmarking a particular chunk of text , and immediately sharing it across your social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Let me explain. Click.to Useful? We think so. Click.to should improve desktop productivity by quite a bit.
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
    [Media] Calling All Uber Geeks: Think You're Hot Shit? Great. Pimp.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. Facebook Ads Suck?
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
    [Media] With Apologies to Kathy Sierra & Paul Graham: Make Something Users.
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Subscriptions are the New BLACK. (+ why Facebook, Google, & Apple will own your wallet by 2015) | Main | Geek Meets Chic; Feet Meet Floor.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] Ways to Distinguish Yourself #213 – Beware of mis-aligned benchmarks
    case in point ( please treat this ONLY as an example ). I 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.
  • WEB 2.0 DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS LESSONS   |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Media] The Economics of Dropbox
    Given the large number of users and high likelihood of duplication for media files, lets take 20% as our estimate. Web 2.0 Given that Dropbox uses Amazon Web Services as their hosting platform, along with S3 for document storage, some rough cost figures are fairly easy to come by. 50,000 $0.125 $0.083 $6,125.00 $4,067.00 respectively. Web 2.0
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Avoid These 3 Pieces of PR Advice (Use Mine Instead)
    Another example is the social media expert--a "source" that feels that telling people how to tweet makes them an authority on how others are tweeting. If you want reporters to like you, how to source a "source," don''t harass, and keep emails concise. Owning and operating a client in an industry does not automatically make you an expert.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
    [Media] My Biggest Mistake: Outsourcing to the Wrong People
    Though we deal in new media, we are still a traditional, service-based business. Andrew Angus thought outsourcing would boost sales. Instead, he lost hundreds of thousands of dollar--and his team''s trust. Andrew Angus is the founder and CEO of Switch Video , which serves clients in 15 countries and 8 languages. began checking references.
  • INSTIGATOR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
    [Media] Device Addiction: How the iPad Changes the Way Kids Interact with Technology
    For kids that means tie-ins with physical goods, other media and new ways of keeping kids hooked on individual apps. The iPad is an addictive device. So was the iPhone (and iPod Touch), but the iPad takes device addiction to a new level. For kids, that’s mostly because of the size (vs. He also never looked up from the iPad screen.).
  • 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.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
    [Media] Top 7 startup tips
    Compound effort (Our labour compounds over time like interest and investments do, social media takes compound effort). I was asked to give a list to Tim Reid on a few micro marketing / startup tips for his terrific podcast. thought they were worth sharing in point form here. Think micro (Start small, no tiny. tech startups
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Who Rule By Gut Instinct Usually Lose
    There is so much positive feedback on the value of involving customers in product development, and the use of social media for crowd feedback, at a very low cost, that’s it hard to argue that one person could have more insight alone, and be right more often. It’s been downhill from there. recent book by Thomas H. The power of culture.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] The Godfather of Peanut Butter: How One Sandwich Shop Turned Into a Nutty Empire
    How have you used social media to unite, inspire and converse with your fans? From a marketing perspective, the creation of social media has been the largest technological change, but the evolution of how people use social media is just as important as its emergence. One which still goes best with a glass of milk. localbiz
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Media] Best Way to Protect Your Brilliant Ideas
    Check out other articles in this series: The secret to outstanding customer service Shake Shack's CEO on how not to sell out The basic social media marketing mistake most businesses make The best way to learn to be an entrepreneur Red Hat's CEO on how to inspire your team Debate: Does social media marketing even makes sense for a small business
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Media] The Amazon Outage: 3 ways to avoid such disasters
    As I originally began writing this post – 48 hours after the outage occurred – scores of widely-used social media services like Foursquare and Quora were still down in addition to many other businesses. Exactly. No disco. No photo. Not here.&# ) Imagine being responsible for IT at one of these companies? Yeesh. If you wanna.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] A (Modest) Defense of Foursquare
    One of Silicon Alley''s staples is in the media doghouse. billion sale of Tumblr--Silicon Alley''s other grown-up-ish Silicon Alley social-media start-up--as one point of envy for Foursquare employees. Here''s what we shouldn''t forget about the check-in pioneer as it grows up. Foursquare is four years old. The piece points to the $1.1
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Spotify Gets Hip to Smart Pricing
    These millennials are social, media savvy, and eager to try what their friends recommend. By cutting the monthly fee for its premium service in half, the music-streaming startup could win a key demographic. Spotify may have just found a way to scale. Spotify will continue to offer a free version of its service with commercials.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
    [Media] 5 Reasons to be a Mentor
    My colleagues were eager to share their experience with students because they wanted to learn from the social-media-savvy generation. It's not all about saving the world or 'helping' the next generation. You'll be surprised by how much you get out of it, too. My son Jared is a high school sophomore. For Coach Joe, it was never an issue.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
    [Media] Upgrade your Business Performance by Tracking this Metric
    It’s the reason Media Strategist Ryan Holiday suggests exercise as something you should do every day. “So that no matter what happens that day–at work, at home, in the economy–you can have something that went well.”. And how you answer them will tell a lot about where you need to spend your time. Let’s get started. Not as easy right? Great.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Media] Steve Blank on the Next 50 Years of Business Innovation
    It''s worth noting that everything from the Internet, to electric cars, genomic sequencing, mobile apps, and social media--were pioneered by startups, not existing companies. Everyone, hold your phone up in the air like this. Now look around. In this sea of phones do you see any Blackberries? How about any Nokia phones? And Nokia?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Media] The 50 Best Blogs By Business Professors
    This blog belongs to Elaine Young, a professor of marketing, who shares her professional experiences, advice on social media, and obsession with cats. Learn more about how to use social media in your marketing strategy with a little help from this blog written by Professor Robert Kozinets. Yoko Ishikura. Deal Professor. Ed Batista.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
    [Media] Branding and social spaces: Why Google+ misses the mark
    Without a clear plan for getting the people you care about into Google+--assuming you're not only friends with people who read Techcrunch--there isn't a very good reason for you to recreate yet another social media profile and start your graph from scratch again. What if it had lunched via Techcrunch 50 instead? It's a way to find stuff.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] Bizshark Helps You Search For Business Contacts (Or Sales Leads)
    The data in Bizshark ‘s database is compiled from a multitude of sources – including SEC filings, government records, public directory listings, business sites, as well as major news and social media sites – through its proprietary technologies.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Media] The Connected Future, a retrospective from my first trip to CES
    After visiting the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ), I created this diagram as a way of laying out the complexity of the current landscape of “screens.” Everyone thinks the mobile phone is the screen of the future, but I actually think “the cloud” is the screen of the future. Why did I attend CES?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Media] How and Why to Conduct a Meaningful Content Audit
    Prior to Kapost, she advised big brands like AT&T on their content strategy at Location3 Media, a digital marketing agency. How and Why to Conduct a Meaningful Content Audit written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. But what is it, exactly? Why do you need one? Read on. Step 2. Persona.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Media] Does Every Startup Need a Slogan?
    Taglines really do not impact SEO in any tangible way, unless sites continually link to you with your chosen tagline,” says Ben Fisher, the Social Media Marketing Dude. You’ve got a great name for your startup. What’s next? Before you design your logo, website and other marketing materials, it’s time to create a company slogan or tagline.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Media] Knowledge
    Podcast: Measuring Rich Media (Ajax, Flash / Flex, RSS & Blogs). " Best Social Media Metrics: Conversation, Amplification, Applause, Economic Value. Social Media Analytics: Twitter: Quantitative & Qualitative Metrics. How can my company become great?" " ~ Digital Analytics: "Am I thinking right?
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
    [Media] Cracking The Code: SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble?
    Popular Media: the key to viral marketing. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Wednesday, February 23, 2011. SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble? What happened? Not unreasonable. revenues while large caps are trading at 6.4x. Unreasonable? Share.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] 16 Things to Look for in Your Next Web Developer
    Nick Reese , Microbrand Media. Don''t reinvent the wheel, hire a great communicator, check references, and use a service for code-sharing to guarantee your access to it. Why is finding a good developer so difficult? For many non-technical startups, the problem boils down to knowing what to look for in the first place. Tim Jahn , matchist.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Facebook for Dummies (Really Successful Dummies, That Is)
    Facebook''s almost 10 years old; Social media is no fad. Almost a decade after the founding of Facebook and more than seven years after the first tweet, business leaders know that mastering social media is an absolute must. And now more than ever, executives are biting the bullet and getting a social media education.
  • STARTUP REMARKABLE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Media] Hacking Crowdfunding: How to raise $500k in 36 hours
    This is usually what people see when the campaign is shared on Social media. SO you need to think of a string of stories to drop out to the media, social media and your community to keep the energy and momentum high throughout the campaign. We went live 9am Monday morning so we successfully hit our target in 36 hours.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
    [Media] Sponsored: Market Mommy Can Help Grow Your Business
    We offer: Graphic Design Advertisement Design Press Release Writing Web and Copy Writing Services Logo Design Social Media Marketing And MORE! We offer: Web Advertising Blog Advertising Newsletter Advertorials Dedicated E-mails Business Opportunity Advertisements Social Media posts And More! Kudos to you! Don’t we all? BUSINESS
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015
    [Media] Episode 11: Business Buzzwords, False Assumptions, and Content Tips from Joe Pulizzi | the Bcast
    What I tend to hear it in is in terms of apps or social media, and all it really means when somebody says they’re on the cutting edge is that they’re willing to spend eight hours testing out the Yo App, which just sends people a message saying, “Yo.” Copyblogger Media did it; they sell online products. model.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Media] From Mailroom to Boardroom: 10 Modern-Day Execs Who Started At The Bottom
    Today, he is the CSO of The Convex Group, founder of Media Eagles, and founder and CEO of Fanista. Barry Diller : Today, Barry Diller has a fortune of more than a billion dollars, is married to a top fashion designer, and is one of the most powerful media executives in the world. His first jobs?
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Media] Color's Epic Collapse: Why Everybody Is Loving It
    The idea, termed “an implicit social network,” intrigued many innovators and media types, including ReadWriteWeb founder Richard MacManus, who once predicted that Color would be the next Twitter. Imagine this: A startup with a vibrant and successful founder arrives with the vague notion of a good idea. You don't have to imagine it. Startups
  • DAVID LEE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Media] My 2013 Listicle
    About ten years ago, the story was about the changing way that people created, shared, consumed media (‘real-time’ or ‘social media’). A few years ago, the story was about one way that people were changing the way they consume stuff and services (collaborative consumption, peer-to-peer commerce, etc). Health is wealth.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Media] How Do You Adapt to a Rapidly Changing Industry: the Cable TV Story
    This has allowed industry companies like Direct TV to set higher prices, but now, with streaming media gaining so much traction from users, consumers have a cost-effective alternative. Consumers sure love to stream media. That’s what’s happening to the cable and broadcast TV industries right now. Threats to Cable TV.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Spotify & Hbo, Rdio & Vdio Rumored To Be Bringing Music and Video Streaming Together
    This could all be the rumor mill grinding out some pure speculation, but lord knows I would pay for a complete media streaming service. Spotify may have a leg up in the Nordics, but they must realize that users will happily leave if a competitor comes along with a service that brings their favorite movies, TV shows, and music under one roof.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Media] 8 Essentials For A Compelling Corporate Video
    Quality matters as much as content, and if your production value isn’t in keeping with what people are used to seeing through their day-to-day media wanderings, it will hurt your brand — even if the video is only being produced for internal use. Many people consider corporate videos a pain to make and an even bigger pain to watch.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Media] The Overextended Entrepreneur: The Path to Zen
    From charity events, personal appearances, to social media activity – there was certainly no shortage of things to do. But, add this to the ongoing management of content for several social media pages, blogs, and delicately balancing all that with Motherhood, spending time with family, and managing home necessities (i.e.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012
    [Media] How to Generate More Sales From Your Email Marketing Campaigns
    Compared to social media and content marketing, email is a mature channel for engaging online consumers. Compared to social media and content marketing, email is a mature channel for engaging online consumers. Its longevity is a testament to its ability to convert leads into buyers and buyers into repeat customers. Sender name.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Media] Vamos Raises "Six Figure" Funding, Seeing Solid Growth In Latin America
    Vamos will be featured in 5 TV-episodes on Start-Up Berlin , a TV show on Deutche Welle and it's media partners with an audience of 10 million. Vamos , the event app, has secured an "undisclosed €6-digit friends and family round" to hire more freelance developers and continue their expansion. Latin America.".
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Media] Secrets of a Master Negotiator
    Suffice to say, however, it was the first case of its kind and had significant national exposure on not only a media level but political as well. Use these skills from a former trial attorney to increase your ability to negotiate a deal. Life is negotiation. Think about it: How much of your life involves negotiation? But it surrounds us.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Data and Action in Times of Tragedy
    It's a huge data gathering task--more than any one media property can maintain for every last factoid--so those searches wind up heading offsite. If you're a media company looking to boost your on site data capabilities or you're a small investor who cares about government transparency, just reply to this note.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [Media] Yes People
    "No" people are easy to spot--and they disproportionally work in big media companies, banks, and unfortunately, government and academic institutions. Social media is a chore to them, because the idea of following the thoughts, readings and discoveries of a mass of likeminded people just doesn't offer much.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Media] The Common Thread Between Batman, The Romans & One of Facebook's Angels
    A fantastic article in Fortune Magazine this month - " The Temptation of Facebook ," talks about the early days of the social media giant. No doubt Thiel's cat-bird seat as CEO of PayPal in the late 1990's allowed him to "get" instantly the scalability power of the Facebook social media model. million. Run With the Right Crowd.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013
    [Media] How Your Business Can Avoid Extinction
    As a result Facebook has expanded well beyond its dorm-room roots to become a global social media platform. Businesses can learn from the evolutionary prowess of penguins and Facebook. The 2005 film " The March of the Penguins " chronicled the survival challenges faced by emperor penguins. There are two key elements of this learning model: 1.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs April Twenty Three :: 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. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] 10 Tools To Get More From Your Video
    Related Posts: 5 Ways to Get More From Online Video My Video Toolbox Creating and Using Web Video Never Easier Some Video Thoughts on Social Media 3 Simple Ways to Empower Your Customers to Sell For You. 10 Tools To Get More From Your Video This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. This post originally appeared on AMEX OPENForum. Prezi. Stoome.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] Good News! Angels Are Getting More Optimistic
    Last year, software was the most popular sector, attracting 23% of total angel investments, followed by health care services/medical devices and equipment (19%), industrial/energy (13%), biotech (13%), IT services (7%), and media (5%). If you’re looking for angel investors, there’s good news afoot. billion, 12.1% more than in 2010. from 2010.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Media] Are We In Another Dot Com Bubble? Maybe Not
    Ta, the CEO of the social media company Sqeeqee who spent many years riding the wave of tech success. We are in the middle of a tech boom, not a bubble that's about to burst. Here's why. The dotcom era took away the hopes and dreams of many entrepreneurs, from online toy purveyors to delivery van services. That's not realistic, says Jenny Q.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] WSJ compares Petfood ecommerce, likes Petflow
    We believed that Alex and Joe, the two cofounders, would be able to repeat the success they had in founding Azoogle (now part of Epic Media Group) and that the repeat purchase behavior inherent in petfood would generate loyal repeat customers and high lifetime value, despite the high shipping costs inherent in petfood. Ecommerce petflow
  • DAVID TETEN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013
    [Media] Harvard iLab Entrepreneurship Discussion, Wednesday, Jan. 23, Boston
    Vanessa Liu ’96, JD ’03—Chief Operating Officer, Trigger Media. * Why would I invest in your company: The view from a VC. This is for Harvard grads). Harvard Innovation Lab (125 Western Ave, Allston, MA). Space is limited. REGISTER NOW -via your  post.harvard.edu  log in: https://secure.post.harvard. Launch: Product is ready now what?
  • DAVID TETEN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] HBS Alumni Angels Investor Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 16
    HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York  is holding its next investor evening for our members (angels and VCs) on January 16. Presenting Companies: -  CareBooker is the Expedia.com for booking family care services, such as child care, pet care, tutoring/lessons, home care, sports/fitness, and senior care. -  Charged.fm
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] 2 Women Serial Entrepreneurs Tell All
    Fitton described how she met social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk, who was thronged by admirers at a party following a presentation. Susan Leger Ferraro, founder of an early-childhood schools chain, and Laura Fitton, digital business owner, irreverently detail what has helped them most along the way. Keep your equity in your pocket. Volunteer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
    [Media] Where Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur, With None of the Risk
    But a developer conceived and built DEG''s social media business, which now serves such clients as Lee Jeans and Hyatt Hotels. At DEG digital consultancy, if you pitch a big idea, you build it from the ground up. It''s not just a nice perk--it''s good for the business. Plenty of companies reward employees who suggest ideas for new businesses.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Twenty Eight :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    GaggleAMP – tool that let’s you get your customers and partners involved in amplifying your social media campaigns. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr. Note: There have been some updates since I published th.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
    [Media] Must-Use Lead Conversion Tactics for Video Marketing
    So I did some research and came up with six ways that you can steer prospects into leads by using video, to send them to your website or a landing page, or even your social media sites. Use these annotations to push leads to your social media sites, website or landing page! million people look at SnapChat every day. ” . Ready?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
    [Media] A New Gaming Company is Creating Hype in Finland - Seriously.
    “I see a traditional audience shifting very fast from traditional media platforms to smart devices. And if you look at content usage on these devices, then you see gaming is 50-70% of usage on iPads. Gaming is coming out on top. Earlier this week expectations grew further as Seriously Games announced €1.75
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
    [Media] Tuesday Guest Stars :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    Ann Handley Ann is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs , which provides strategic and tactical marketing know-how for marketing and business professionals through a full range of online media. Joe Speaks to large and small groups on marketing, publishing, social media, new journalism, personal branding and why he always wears orange.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [Media] Young. Smart. Unstoppable.
    But so is saving an iconic skate boot company from extinction (Adoni Group), running experiential learning summits in Africa (Think Impact), developing a plugless power system for electric vehicles (Evatran), or creating one of the biggest Harry Potter fan sites in the world (Spark Media). Choosing our honorees gets tougher every year.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] Not Sure What Your Friends Want For Christmas? Ask the Internet
    Although it may be the latest start-up to attempt to solve the gift-giving rdiddle, Chrift is hardly the first to leverage social media to recommend presents. We've all been there : Endlessly searching the Web for the perfect present for a friend or spouse, but nothing seems right. Or, it may suggest a leather motorcycle jacket. link].
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] Sellfy Raises Seed Funding, Announces Affiliate Program
    Sellfy has produced an e-commerce platform aimed at digital goods on social media, allowing anyone to easily sell their digital wares by just sending or sharing a link. The size and details of the funding round were not disclosed. This allows them to earn commissions or discounts on your products in exchange.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Twitter Unveils IPO Papers; Includes $317 Million in 2012 Revenue
    In so doing, Twitter joins a small but growing club of social media stars that have gone public in recent years, including Facebook and LinkedIn. Weeks after posting a Tweet that said it had secretly submitted documents to the SEC for a planned IPO, Twitter reveals them to the world. As of June 30, 2013, Twitter had $418 million in debt.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Clarity of Vision
    clear vision can be a catalyst for attracting talent, media, partners, etc. I was traveling with one of my partners ( John ) yesterday. When you get out of the office with team members you often end up having great conversations that would never happen during the usual office hustle. This is not just about fundraising.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008
    [Media] Facebook: Hey! i Can Haz yr Links n my Chat! - Master of 500 Hats
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « RockBand @ SXSW 2008 | Main | GoogleApps / Google App Engine: a year late? The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need.
  • 500 HATS  |  MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
    [Media] Startup 2.0: a Silicon Valley Story - Master of 500 Hats
    Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! Publishing 2.0 -- its not what you think. Facebook Ads Suck?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Media] Episode 6: Cameron Hates Our YouTube Ad | The Bcast
    Check out our Social Media Response Flow Chart. manage our social media for Bplans and LivePlan, and about a month ago, I got a tweet. Just something else to think about too is, from the social media aspect, not being afraid of people reaching out to you and saying something negative. Who is Cameron? Peter: Oh? Interesting.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
    [Media] How to Eliminate Distractions and Increase Conversions
    They can also be distracted by external factors (their phones, their environment, their social media, their email). Conversion optimizers are in the business of attention management, just like magicians. It’s your job, as an optimizer, to direct attention and focus your visitors on the next step. Yet, so few of us do this effectively.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Media] MyNewsDesk Gives Companies A Centralized Newsroom And Promotion Platform
    Here journalists can find press contacts, logos and images, and press releases, as well as find links to social media and your blog. For companies MyNewsDesk also offers a social media and news tracker, which can help you monitor your brand or industry, and see who your influencers are.
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] The Year of the Timeless Stream
    ” I see services that are starting to hint at this.  In the realm of written media, some version of this has been going on for a while. I’ve been noticing something that I think will make some big strides in 2013. It’s a trend that I think we’ll see in consumer services.
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
    [Media] Should You Consider Replacing Yourself as CEO?
    He talked about how we were going through a period of time in which people were measuring “likes” and “followers” but not the real value of social media conversion by tracking what actually converts into business and that few people understood the catalyst of what drove a successful campaign in the first place. An Awe.Sm
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Media] 30 Small Business Ideas (for When You Don’t Know What Business to Start)
    Live and breathe social media? Start a social media consulting business, helping businesses leverage their social presence. Maybe you’re ready for a career change. Maybe you’re still unsure what career to pursue in the first place. What is your skill set? What are you great at? These suggestions should give you somewhere to start.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Eric Ries: The Wrong Thing to Focus on as a Founder
    You have to have established the criteria ahead of time. I’ve seen this in media, in health care, you name it. I’ve seen this problem play out. Eric Ries spoke with Inc. about startup management at the Lean Startup Conference going on in San Francisco this week. Oh man. Here’s what I thought was going to happen.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Sites Blacking Out Tomorrow In Support Of Copyright Petition
    Many decisions involving copyright in Finland are discussed and decided within a Copright Council, which includes representatives from the old media industries, such as the TV and recording industries. Tomorrow marks the half-way point of  Avoin Ministeriö , or Open Ministry''s campaign to make the Finnish copyright law more fair. In the U.S.,
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] Shazam Proves That Patience Pays Off
    When you consider how much they''ve achieved in scale with just music and a little bit with the other media types, I absolutely think they''re going to scale," Nauman says. With 80 million users and a host of lucrative new partnerships, the music startup appears to be on its way to an IPO. But achieving massive scale didn''t happen overnight.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
    [Media] Baffled by Big Data? Use 'Small' Data
    Nearly every media outlet ran something on the promise of crunching vast amounts of data, including Inc. Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal recently explained why most start-ups should forget much buzzed about big data and focus on plain, old data instead. Pardon the pun, but this past year big data was huge. What does that boil down to?
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] Sharing Office Space - 6 Things to Worry About
    know, because my company, GrowBiz Media , tried this not once, but twice, during our early years. When you're launching a business, you're always on the lookout for every possible way to cut costs. One of the smartest - or maybe the dumbest - ways to save money is to share office space with a bigger company. Clarify expectations. Admin
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Media] Sellfy launches Sellfy Market
    Latvia/Lithuania based Sellfy launched in 2011 as the easy-to-use platform to sell digital goods through your website or social media. Now Sellfy announces they''ve grown up their platform to become more of a marketplace, aptly named Sellfy Market , where they can feature their best authors, musicians, and designers to help drive more sales.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Media] Angel Liquidity
    There is some hope that the IPOs of Skype and Demand Media will spark a renewed interest in tech IPOs. I am very excited about Skype. Lots of talk these days about new forms of angel/seed capital. At some point the investors who fund the venture capital asset class will not be able to keep funding it. It was not VC liquidity driven.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] Helping Big Get Small - Why I invested in Orchard's effort to help institutions participate in online lending
    The more tools that got created to allow sophisticated, targeted buys and various types of repackaging to allow thoughtful media management, the more buyers found a way to make it work for them. Over the last few years, we''ve seen a lot of technologies start out in the consumer world and "infect" the enterprise. Venture Capital & Technolog
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Who's Managing the Reputation Managers? (Avoid Bogus Reviews and Bottom-Feeders)
    Schneiderman’s announcement today that 19 firms would be fined $350,000 for posting completely bogus reviews on such social media sites as Yelp and Facebook. I have to believe even legendary huckster P.T. Barnum would be appalled by New York State Attorney General Eric T. Let me be clear about bottom-feeders such as Main Street Host.
  • UNION SQUARE VENTURES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [Media] Innovation in Education
    Since then, we have continued to learn about how the Internet is disrupting traditional media and have met with many inspiring teams creating terrific new web services with the goal of doing the same in education. Today, President Obama will visit TechBoston Academy together with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Melinda Gates.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Media] 5 Operational Tips Every Startup CEO Should Know and Follow
    Consider apps and social media tools that’ll help you expand without spending a lot of money. Morgan Sims is a writer and recent graduate who loves all things tech and social media. Starting a company from nothing is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. To operate your startup successfully, consider the following.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
    [Media] [Review] The Mesh: Why The Future Of Business Is Sharing
    Aided by social media, wireless networks and data crunched from every available source, people are moving towards sharing goods and services at the point of need. Every now and then, you pick up a book which offer such a compelling new idea that you simply cannot put down. The rule of thumb? Ownership is out. Access is in.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Media] Why You’re Not Happy
    Making connections with other people is easier than ever, and not just through social media. Starting a business can be rewarding but it's hardly the road to happiness. Seven reasons why you're still unhappy. Sixty-two percent of Bulgarians say they are “not very” happy or “not at all” happy. If John F. Here's why. 1.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Media] How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries :: Small.
    iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Shifting to the Third Screen Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Whether it’s Steve Jobs or architect Frank Gehry or the ‘braintrust’ at Pixar, there is no complete plan or vision at the outset. 
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Media] 3 Qualities Of Effective Store Signage
    In this world of social media, coupon websites, search engine optimization, and internet ads, it’s easy to see why most businesses seem to have forgotten one of the world’s most effective (and low-tech) advertising methods – the traditional store sign. by Scott Quinlan. “The Three Second Rule.”
  • 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. Steps to Successful Fac.
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