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  • DESIGN STAFF  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] How to choose the right design agency for your startup
    Do you need help with your social media strategy? Before joining Google, Mike Buzzard founded Cuban Council, a world-class design agency that worked with clients like Google, NASA, Francis Ford Coppola, Facebook, Zynga, Tom Waits, BBC, and Evernote. John Zeratsky. Our startup needs design help. What do you need? Do you need a logo?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [Media] Business Partners: Date Before You Wed
    Within my role at the company, I decided that we should embark on a national print media campaign, and not just half-heartedly. Think you're ready to commit? Not so fast. Consider these questions before making any big partnership decisions. Business partnerships are like marriage--only without the sex. Who were your previous partners?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Media] 4 Super-Hot Fin Tech Trends To Watch Out For In 2016
    Spending patterns, social media activity, credit card use, personal interests and transaction history are all valuable information that can be tailored to create highly customized marketing experience for customers. by Kiara Medhurst, content strategist at My Gold Limited. What are the areas that fin tech startups are focusing on? Conclusion.
  • ROB GO  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] Is Twitter Really Any Good for Brand Advertisers?
    For instance, TV – or any mass media for that matter – has proven to be an effective tool for driving awareness for years, thus the reason that Super Bowl ads that are known to effectively do this with a very large audience. Note: This is a guest blog post by David Knox. As LinkedIn , Zynga , Groupon and other Web 2.0 billion valuation. 
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Media] Time For a Change #5: The Power of One Page
    The need for attractive and informative display of visual information has created a new media form known as infographics. To see the variety of creative ways in which information can be graphically displayed, look at examples of social media infographics. The benefits of brevity. Samples always lead sales. Understandable. Memorable.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Timothy Sykes
    As a result, my niche suffers from a severe lack of innovation, despite the rapid growth of the Internet and social media--tools that should be revolutionizing trading. Timothy Sykes, the CEO and co-founder of Profit.ly, has had a wild entrepreneurial ride. Education--even for speculators--is so important. Time is money. Wrong! timothysykes
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    70% of Companies Ignore Customer Complaints on Twitter | social crm | Social Media Consulting – Convince & Convert. tags: blog twitter research. Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch | Fast Company. Love this. tags: blog culture strategy leadership. Get Satisfaction Wins An App Award – Articles – AppAppeal. tags: blog. Blogs
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] Even the WordPress Founder Has a Beef With Blog Traffic
    You blog, you promote the blogs via social media , thereby luring potential customers to your web site, where they can buy your products or services--or at least fork over their contact info. The result, of course, is that many companies are now confronting the same problems that media executives have fretted about for decades: Numbers.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
    [Media] Operation Email Purge
    Search on phrases like “media briefing” and “embargo” will result in thousands if you are on PR lists. I’ve been on a crusade against my gmail inbox and am happy to report deleting over 100k unread emails in just a month. Use it. Filters: Wow, where to start? Is:unread is a favorite. Search on sender. Block.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Out of Sight, Top of Mind
    Unemployment may be stubbornly high, but talk to anyone in the media and technology industries, and there's a good chance she will complain about how hard it is to find talented people. How to keep a business on track when its top performers are scattered across the map. Caldwell, Idaho. Edmond, Oklahoma. Phoenix. Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Media] Why Hugh MacLeod’s Art Should Not Be on Your Business Cards
    A few weeks ago I attended my first Eugene-based baseball game with a colleague from work who was meeting up with a few of his friends. I had forgotten that that morning I’d elected to wear my own jewelry—a necklace and earring set with my  Africanz men  on them (jewelry is a side hobby/business of mine). So, I gave them each a business card.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016
    [Media] Relationship Building : How to Expand Business Network
    For example, the business and community leaders might plan an annual Founders Day festival sponsored by businesses and put your local movements on social media. The rise of the age of social media led her interest to center around digital marketing. photo credit: Pixabay. These include: Existing business visibility.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Dr.Liz Alexander on Co-Authorship
    So he’s reaching out to those people for testimonials, and to help promote the book. I’m a former freelance journalist interested in which media channels are talking extensively about thought leadership. Please check it out. Liz and Craig have not met before and the entire process of long-distance collaboration was awesome.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Key to the Future? The Past
    That can be a sacred spot where you have the ear of the reader without having to compete with other media like games or TV asked future-focused experts how to make money in 2013 (and beyond). An award-winning science-fiction author throws in his two cents. This article is part of Inc.'s What are the implications for businesses?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The New Business Model: Doing Well and Good
    So it didn’t start as a transaction-based relationship, with top-down media exposure. A conversation with Mandalah founder Loureno Bustani about connecting purpose and profit. For instance, Mandalah has been instrumental in helping Nike engage with locals in Rio de Janeiro as a way to build brand loyaltyleading up to the 2014 World Cup.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] Livefyre Snaps Up Storify
    That''s why on Monday the Livefyre founder and CEO acquired Storify , a service that allows anyone to curate social media conversations across Facebook, Twitter, and other mediums. Storify will be rolled into Livefyre''s StreamHub offering, which helps Livefyre''s media customers manage real-time conversations with readers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Media] What Are You Willing To Do for a Click?
    What social media powers is the ability for every business to understand the tiny nuances that make consumers revel in or revolt against a brand. Why setting your brand''s moral compass should be the first job of any good marketer. Here are 8 questions to get you started. And so we walk the line, as Johnny Cash would say. Something else? 8.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 8 Essential Tips to Guide Your Web Design Project
    After a website goes live, dozens of unchecked tasks remain on the To Do list: thing like AdWords, social media, analytics, heat maps, SEO, testing, and updates. photo credit: bibliojojo. Too often, when small businesses are redesigning their websites, they lose focus. They don’t work. Trust is the currency of success. Content is design, too.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
    [Media] Thank You, Houston
    We also have New Media outlets like CultureMap and the brand new Houstonia that help tell our stories. Once I’m out, I will still be here in some sense in that my social media streams will be chock full of Houston startups making news and connecting Houston companies with the right Houston people. But Aren’t You ‘Mr.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Media] Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Improve Business Writing
    Then, you can export the content to a Word document, email, or social media. 5.  Of the many courses I took in college, business writing was the most challenging. Students whose plans involve business careers are not interested in abstract rules, referencing standards, confusing legal language, and other materials presented in those classes.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
    [Media] Don’t Try to “Pull an Instagram.” Here’s Why …
    case, which is what is often never written in the annals of the tech news media. Instagram. It’s understandably on everybody’s mind these days. Clichés abound about, “You know what would be cool? Still, there will be a “next.” will weigh in with some thoughts soon. Was this a good thing? It sucks. Let me explain.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Through Growth, Crowdfunding Continues Its Search For Identity
    As Naval nicely put it, "the rise of social media didn't kill socializing.and AngelList augments existing investment networks in New York and San Francisco. Thanks to the success of platforms such as  Kickstarter  and  IndieGoGo , crowdfunding  has become mainstream. Even Who benefits?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Media] The 21-Day Job Search: 5 Tips To Ensure Success
    His passion to assist nonprofits has led him to work for Goodwill and a Feeding America Food Bank as a social media strategist and web content manager. by Teddy Hunt. In 21 days, you can redecorate your home, form a new habit, lose enough weight to not feel guilty about indulging while you’re on vacation, or find a job. Know Where to Look.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] To Sell More, Your Marketing Must Embrace 'Smart Reach'
    You''re up against family, friends, breaking news, sports, music, medical issues, travel, charities, every kind of media, and even sleep-deprivation. All the time and money you spend creating great content will be wasted if you don''t understand how to reach your audience. call this idea "Smart Reach." How do you do that? Context is king
  • BRANDANEW  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
    [Media] Does Content Marketing Actually Work?
    When people read your content and interact with you through comments and social media, you build a bond with them. It’s a growing field. But many think of content as a field with a need for extensive resources that can’t fit into the plan of a lean startup or small business. Does content marketing actually work? Click To Tweet.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Media] 10 Biggest Holiday Party Faux Pas
    Here we are, that time of year when the media gets to trot out all those seedy, cautionary tales about how bad behavior at the holiday office party can land you in deep you-know-what or even blow up your career. There's only one rule of office parties: Enjoy the entertainment; just don't be the entertainment. Check out the worst offenses.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Apple Unveils the iPad Mini
    At a media-only event in San Jose, the Cupertino-based tech company announced an ultra-thin iMac desktop, a new MacBook that's a bit cheaper than its predecessor, and a more powerful Mac Mini. The highly anticipated pint-sized version of the iPad has arrived: It's smaller, lighter, faster--and cheaper. pounds. The most important spec?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Media] How to Get What You're Worth :: 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.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Media] Venture capital vs self-funded for high growth technology businesses. This was surprising.
    38, Net Media Planet Ltd, Internet, 840%, Self funded. 40, Saffron Media Group Ltd , Media and entertainment, 801%, VC - Beringea.   We ran a quick analysis of some of the fastest growing companies in the UK and see who the most common investors were. Carl Schramm talking about US innovation and venture capital. Now PLC.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often
    But there''s a definite payoff to making real (not just professional or social media) friends. Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions. Good news and bad news: unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is determined by personality traits that are largely hereditary.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Media] 12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast
    She uses the time to clear her inbox, schedule the day, and read social media. Are you starting your day off productively? If it has to happen, then it has to happen first, writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of " What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast." Science supports this strategy. They wake up early.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] How 50 Cups of Coffee Can Change Your Life
    My next 50 coffees My next move is to get back into consulting with companies in innovation and social media. I’ve loved working with start-ups in London, and will continue to work with the start-up scene through Converge and the Innovation Warehouse. Raising investment, changing careers, or leaving your city? Now is the time.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] 14 Simple Ways to Get Considerably More Done
    Try this: Decide you''ll only spend 10 minutes a day on social media. Don''t think it''s possible because you''re already working in overdrive? Here''s a new way to look at your to-do list. In the spirit of the topic, let''s get right to it: 1. Eliminate one ego commitment. We all do things that have more to do with ego than results. Just 10.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things Entrepreneurs Wish Family, Friends and Employees Understood
    The image of people ideating all over the place and randomly straying from project to project is one that is constantly portrayed in media and is most often a mischaracterization. Entrepreneurs often feel misunderstood and with good reason. If people around them acknowledge the following six points, everyone can benefit. But that''s the game.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Media] Startup Showcase vs. Industry Event: How to Decide Which to Attend
    Startup are great early adopters when you need to build a user base for your product but they’re also very easy to reach through other channels like social media and dedicated communities. On February 22 I received an email saying that my startup, AdEspresso , had been invited to participate in TechCrunch Disrupt NY! Are we crazy? hope not.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] Selling With Stories
    Now, some may suggest that social media sharing has opened the world up to a new level of personal storytelling and some might suggest that perhaps we are sharing “too much information”, but either way, the power of a relevant story to help educate, connect and yes, sell, is undeniable. It wasn’t always the case.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
    [Media] 12 Mistakes Start-Ups Make the First Year
    If you''re running a media company, you''re going to have to wait until you''re big enough to hire a direct sales team before you make money. From going out too much to having too many founders, here''s what you''ve been doing wrong. When you write and read about start-ups all day long, you see founders make a lot of mistakes. it doesn''t.
  • HAZARD LIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Media] 20 years on
    This December marks 20 years since I made my first venture investment.  I wrote about the specifics of that company here , but instead of reliving that one company, here in another bout of nostalgia I am going to reflect on what remains the same and what has changed in my 20 years as a venture capitalist. Venture Capital
  • 47 HATS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] I like actionable!
    Dan Martell of Flowtown will be giving tips on “Social Media Marketing for Startups.&#. Michael Prendergast just let me know about this free online class tomorrow – nearly busted a finger stabbing away at my keyboard to sign up.  Community
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
    [Media] Four Steps to Launching an Email Marketing Campaign
    To some, the idea is outdated and social media is considered king for appealing to customers and clients. Unlike social media and blogs, emails allow you to speak directly to a person. Four Steps to Launching an Email Marketing Campaign written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Jack Moreh. Conclusion.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About
    Varick Street focuses on next-gen technology and adaptable business models, growing businesses in digital media, cleantech, and even social media and mobile apps into real life successful startups. College campuses are ripe with innovation, as students grow through education and experimentation in school. enough to participate.
  • SCOTT WEISS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
    [Media] Looking Bigger
    To make matters worse, for our early adopter industries (ISPs, media, tech, and financial),  no email service meant no work. “We like what you guys are doing but there’s no way we’d replace the aorta of our communications infrastructure with a beta box from a 20-person startup.” We were so good, but yet so puny. We felt big.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] 11 Major Rebranding Disasters and What You Can Learn From Them
    PepsiCo was bombarded with emails , phone calls, and social media posts blasting the new carton. Here are some of the biggest marketing flops companies made when trying to update their image. Every company is defined by a few things: its name, logo, and brand identity. We''ve collected the 11 worst rebranding disasters in recent memory.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2013
    [Media] How Much Can You Accomplish in 1 Year?
    RebelMouse (June 2012) RebelMouse, founded by Paul Berry, a former technology chief at Huffington Post, aims to fix the eternal headache of keeping up with numerous social media accounts. The Curiosity Mars mission just turned one--and so did these 5 start-ups. Here''s what they''ve all gotten done. It''s been a big year for the little robot.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Media] New FB Comment System Analytics: Comparing TechCrunch.com Before.
    What this means if you’re … … A High Volume Media Site / Blog If spam or trolling is a big problem for you (it probably is), the Facebook Comments platform is a viable method to solve this issue. Medium to Low Volume Media Site / Blog Chances are that you’re still in reader acquisition mode. How strange!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] 5 Anti-Resolutions for 2013
    Too many news feeds, podcasts, blogs, social media networks, documentary movies, college football games and apps ( Scramble with Friends anyone?) These five New Year's anti-resolutions will help you achieve your real goals for 2013. Every year, countless numbers of my optimistic peers will write a list of New Year's resolutions.
  • REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010
    [Media] How Thick is Your PR Skin?
    Once you start pitching the media, you may find yourself sucked into the fast world of deadlines and being connected to your “Blackberry leash” almost 24/7. And even though you are working like a dog, you still may have to deal with… “Why are we not seeing more sales?” “Why did that reporter misquote me? [.].
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Media] 10 Ways to Lose Friends and Irritate People
    You ask a question so you can talk. A guy at lunch asks, "Hey, do you think social media marketing is effective?" Here are things Dale Carnegie would have said. if he was snarky. Want to win friends and influence people ? Here are 10 things that ensure you won''t: 1. You thoughtlessly waste other peoples'' time. Wrong. He doesn''t fit in.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Media] Take Mobile Pictures, Get Paid. Foap Raises $2.3M To Continue Growth.
    Additionally Foap allows brands to harness the platform for “Missions” where marketers can hype up the community to take photos of their brands in a certain context to be used in advertising or social media campaigns. The company has announced that they’ve raised a fresh $2.3
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
    [Media] Mobile Premier Awards At Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress
    ArcticStartup is an official media partner of this year’s Mobile Premier Awards (MPA), the biggest open and global startup competition in the mobile industry. Tags: digital media partner mobile mobile premier awards mobile world congress sponsor The event went by the name Mobile Peer Awards last year.) Related Posts.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] [Infographic] 10 Futuristic Jobs That Barely Exist
    Here’s an infographic look at ten of the potential jobs in the future that either do not exist as yet (such as space tour guides) or some, like the social media manager or web user experience manager, are still in its infancy: [ Infographic credit: by Kaplan Business School ]. common complaint among some graduates?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] [Singapore][Competition] SiTF Announces 2011 Award Winners
    Digital Media. Singapore Polytechnic, School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology. The  Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) earlier this evening announced the winners of this year’s SiTF Awards , which recognizes technology innovations developed in Singapore. Award Categories. Name of Organisation. Description. 1.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014
    [Media] Money Doesn’t Talk. Why Most Startups Aren’t Announcing Their Seed Financings
    While I’m sure TechCrunch and other publications are at or near record traffic levels, the influence is more diffuse these days due to wide number of tech blogs and reach of personal/social media. Most of the startups we’ve backed at Homebrew don’t rush to announce their funding. What’s changed?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Tech Founders (and a Celebrity!) Spill Their Networking Secrets for SXSW
    Just network with everyone." --Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media It''s not all about you. How do you establish lasting connections amid the frenzy that is the annual South by Southwest Interactive festival? We asked the pros their tips to up your game. That base is your foundation. Don''t judge people.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] 5 Exercises in Perceptive Listening
    Related Posts: 5 Stages of the New Sales Cycle As a Selling Skill Listening Is Overrated How to Be Present for Your Business If you want to see…listen The Single Most Powerful Use of Social Media for Small Business. 5 Exercises in Perceptive Listening This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Or, perhaps more accurately, redevelop.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Media] Is Your Website “Soooooo 2008?”
    Do you have multiple forms of media (video, photos, audio)? According to Universal McCann’s Wave 6 study , company websites are losing ground to social media sites in terms of credibility and popularity. 2008 may not even seem that long ago to some of you. Do you have user-friendly navigation and quality content? Not in today’s world.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Media] New Start-ups: Here's Your Digital To-Do List
    Serial entrepreneur Ryan Alovis, the CEO and founder of interactive agency ArkNet Media , says these tools form the foundation of online marketing. You already know you need a robust Web presence for your business. What other tech steps do you need to take to get established? Read this handy list. Register the domain. Google-ize. yet.) 12.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The Secret to Happiness for Marketers
    Sounds like great advice, and also sounds like the heart of three great social media posts. The Secret to Happiness for Marketers 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 Scott Yates – Enjoy! Or 10,000.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Optimized Reviews May Be the Next Local SEO Edge :: Small Business.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] How to Increase Sales Online – The Checklist
    As a marketer, one of your constant jobs is to find the right marketing mix: the right media (where to advertise / promote – free or paid), the right message (what do you say?), the right offer (how much $$$ for what). If you get the media right and the traffic is relevant (e.g. social media follow (Twitter, Facebook etc).
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015
    [Media] 5 Invoicing Solution Providers To Consider In 2016
    His interests include creativity, knowledge management, and digital media. by Monesh Shrivastava, content marketing manager at CloudBooks. Invoicing is an essential part of any business. Being a freelancer makes you your own boss. But you have to be your accountant also. There is nothing more needed for nightmares. CloudBooks. What is more?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] 3 Start-ups out to Change the Publishing Industry
    Tina Brown thinks print media is dead. Company: Byliner Headquarters: San Francisco, CA Founded: 2011 Problem: Social media news feeds, agregator sites, and blogs of dubious credibility have created a read-it-with-a-grain-of-salt attitude toward online content. Warren Buffett thinks newspapers will surprise everyone.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] Lessons from Amazon: How Well Do You Know Your Customers?
    The more people that interact with you—through your site, social media, blog, salespeople, etc.—the You already know how to divide your audience into broad groups. Now it's time to create unique individual targeting. What do Pandora, Netflix, and Amazon all have in common? All three are world-class "segmenters." Brilliant. link].
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Media] Tellyo tunes into €200,000 seed investment from GS Group
    The startup''s customers are TV properties who want more viewers on their live TV after other people see a "I cant believe I just missed this" clip shared on social media. Have you ever wondered how people copy clips of television and put it on the internet? Who has the time to do that? Apparently some people, but this is 2014. Bogu Ju?
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] 6 More DON'T's When Starting Your Business!
    That's called marketing and with social media, it's easier than ever to make folks aware.but you still have to take action! Several months back I created a blog post entitled "6 DON'Ts When Starting Your Business". It has also, probably, never been more difficult to make a start-up successful than it is today. And more important, listen.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
    [Media] How to Make Your Customers the Hero of Your Story
    Follow everything they share in social media, it’s a lot like Sunday dinner in there at times. How to Make Your Customers the Hero of Your Story This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. I use the idea of hero a fair amount when I talk about what we do. I don’t use it in an egotistic way, more aspirational really than anything.
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Media] How - And Why - Startups Should Hire Millennials
    And they’re preparing for employment by “arming themselves with skills and educational training focused in technology and social media.” Schawbel’s study reports some of the most common job skills for Gen Y workers include blogging, social media optimization and writing press releases. It’s like a harmonic convergence. StartUp 101
  • START-UP BUSINESS TALK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
    [Media] 5 Things To Know About The Current State of Startups
    Social Media for your small business start-up. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news here but it's not getting any better; for social media introverts that is. So the start-up world is constantly evolving. And it's time you kept up with it. Combinator 's latest startup event was proof. What does this mean? So what's cooking?
  • SEED STAGE CAPITAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Media] Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy
    skip to main | skip to sidebar 28 July 2010 Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy We recently put together our "thought piece" on the dynamic world of startup M&A. See below for our presentation, which can also be found on Slideshare by clicking here. If you like it, please share it or tweet it. Thanks! Wed love to hear from you. Please share it!
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Media] Two Amazing Bar Charts: % Content Consumption, % Share of Search
    And can''t you just see how this really deep understanding of customer interest, based on their data and not your opinions or, worse, an "expert''s" opinion, will be incredible when it comes to fueling your social media strategy? Would you believe me when I say that your digital analytics data, from Google Analytics or WebTrends et. Excited?
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
    [Media] allensblog: Spot the Hypocrisy
    He absolutely should : (1) he did some really crummy things that, as a member of the House of Representatives, merit his resignation, (2) he lied to his wife, (3) he lied to his constituents, (4) he lied to the American public and media (although they're not his constituents). allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Why Transparency Matters
    The last couple of weeks, with the brouhaha over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account while she was Secretary of State, the media has been focused on this very issue. What we got here, is a failure. To communicate. Profound words from a film, that in retrospect, feels a bit dated and quaint. Transparent.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
    [Media] Who's Hiring the Most College Grads?
    ” Beyond tech, other high-demand fields included health care, engineering, business operations, finance, and media Competition for educated workers is particularly tough in these four cities, according to a new Brookings report. Looking to hire a college-educated worker? Following San Jose were San Francisco, Washington, D.C.,
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Why NYC Tech Scene Excites Me: Deep Roots
    Bringing technology to financial services, publishing & media, commerce, advertising. Writing this from a cafe in NYC, working through two potential Homebrew investments. Satya and I hypothesize that New York will be an important geography for us so we’re spending quality time leaning in. Had two motivations. It’s Roots.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Save The Date For The Next Level of Arctic15: May 26th - 27th
    Media Presence: The good old joke about the shoemaker without any shoes. Yapp, we did not have enough media at the event, so thank you for brining that up, if you were at the event. Already in talks with the top media rep’s and Dmitri Sarle has become one of the organizer''s of the EU Tech Writer''s group. At least not by a lot.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Media] 9 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Text Message Marketing
    Those that are promoted at events, at a physical location, or any campaign run over traditional media (TV, radio, print, or outdoor).  photo credit: Anna Bryukhanova. When we talk to businesses and non-profits about text message (SMS) marketing, there are a few misconceptions that commonly come up. You don’t need to get your own shortcode.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Media] Karmaback Announces Social Coupons
    Utilizing the viral nature of social media sweepstakes and now social coupons, companies can organically grow their social media community while rewarding the community’s engagement. Tags: Consumer ati austin karmaback social media Karmaback is a member of the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI).
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Did Google Just Create the Click to Schedule Ad Unit :: 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. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] 7 Must-Haves for Web Startups
    Social media profiles – all of them. Keep your social media profiles updated, and remember that the most important part of social media is interacting with and responding to your followers and fans. So you’re taking your idea to the internet, and creating a web startup. Congratulations! custom-designed website.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Media] 5 Tips For Creating An Engaging Blog
    The goal here is to attract the attention of potential customers, and also media attention. by Emma  Rosser of  Publicize. For a startup leader, it can be tough to make waves in your industry and draw attention to a new endeavor. Simply stating the usefulness of your product is not enough. –  Javed Hussain, Alif Baa. 2.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] The Benefit of Market Research
    Social media will also increasingly play a role as the adoption of smart phones continues apace, and users increasingly rely on geo-targeting applications to find services they need while on the move. How many customers are there? What do they require from your product or service? How you intend to reach them? Business Planning
  • 500 HATS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008
    [Media] Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital.
    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 « User Engagement Panel @ SNAP Summit 2.0 (SF) -- Questions? The Internet Revolution, Act III. The 4 Things You Really Need. Part II! er, Dorsey.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Your Kickstarter Project Has Been Funded: 4 Tips on What to Do Next
    Some possibilities include social media, search engine optimization, blogging and business cards. One of the most popular ways to fund small businesses and other creative projects is through crowdsourcing. While the steps to launching a campaign are well covered on Kickstarter, what happens if you actually get funded? Find a Manufacturer.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] Marketing Is The Ongoing Operation of a System
    Marketing Is Your Most Important System Become a Duct Tape Marketing Coach Another Group of Duct Tape Marketing Coaches Social Media System with Chris Brogan. Marketing Is The Ongoing Operation of a System This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. We won’t rest until you get this thing built! Get More Details and Enroll here.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [Media] MediaCore
    Open source media publishing platform. via The Products. Filed under: screenshots. screenshots
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Here are More Signs that LA Tech is Moving to the Next Level
    When I first arrived in LA my good friend Matt Pillar (a long-term veteran of tech, media & VC) who had been in LA for some time told me, “in LA there’s none better than David.” I wrote a blog post on how to work with lawyers at a startup  nearly two-and-a-half years ago. It was very widely read. Startup-focused.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] 4 Ways to Get a Celebrity Endorsement
    And StyleCaster founder and CEO Ari Goldberg has been working to capitalize on these social media “non-celebrities.” Friends in high places can help your company take off--but big endorsements cost big bucks. See how these companies found famous fans. “When you’re a small business owner, cash is king. million meals).
  • DSHEN  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011
    [Media] What's the Real Problem with Your Startup? - 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!
  • FAIRSOFTWARE'S BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011
    [Media] Are We In a Startup Bubble?
    If that happens, the backlash in the media could be as severe as the current hype, and take down healthier Internet startups with them — for instance, I do think that Facebook’s valuation is reasonable, especially considering they are beating Google at their own game. Let’s go back to fundamentals.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Burpple Enables Social Sharing Of Food Experiences
    Various successful publicity efforts – amongst others a HelpKopiGoOverseas.com social media campaign promoting local coffee, as well as being promoted during Savour Singapore 2012 , a large-scale gourmet event – helped propel awareness of its mobile app, then in beta. One potentially winning feature? Burping An Idea.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Media] Take Those First Steps Into Business Like A Pro
    Meanwhile, social media offers a great platform to cast your nets further afield without spending a fortune. Image credit: Goal oriented from Shutterstock. Starting your first ever business is a time that’s packed with excitement and fear in equal measures. Quite frankly, the best way to focus on the first aspect is to remove the latter.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Where to Start: 5 Tips for Tackling a Big Project
    In this day and age of smartphones and social media, there are too many ways of getting a message across to assume that everyone will communicate in the same manner and timeframe. Looking for success? Start by getting projects off on the right foot. Here are five tips for beginning things the right way. Do some homework. Set up a basic plan.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013
    [Media] How Many Friends Do Startup Founders Really Need?
    The Internet and social media have totally destroyed the meaning of the word “friend” and even changed it from a noun to a verb. On Twitter and Facebook, many young people follow hundreds of friends before age twenty, all without ever having physically said or heard a word from most of them. Real friends help each other. Marty Zwilling.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013
    [Media] How Much Money Does Your Startup Business Really Need?
    Social media networking is one of the top ways that thousands of businesses, both small and large, have built their brands while staying visible to potential customers. Publicity works in a similar manner, seeing how it gives the media useful content for their audience while providing businesses a way to be seen on a massive scale.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] How to Create a Viral Campaign (Hint: You Can’t)
    So she and her team began joking in their social media postings about "Makeup-Free Mondays." Whether or not your marketing takes off--and takes on a life of its own--isn't really up to you. But you can set yourself up for success. Will your campaign go viral? It's really not up to you. Take online magazine The Beauty Bean. Scare yourself.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Media] Turn Your Business Into a Community Building Platform
    Consultants might work with a business owner to build a platform through speaking, writing, blogging and connecting in social media. Turn Your Business Into a Community Building Platform This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. The notion of a platform is one that receives a fair amount of play in various contexts.
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Media] You’ve Been Reddited: How a Single Post Increased JobKaster’s Monthly Traffic Over 2900%
    At JobKaster , we’re in the middle of a complete overhaul. We are rebuilding everything from the ground up to create a sturdy infrastructure as well as a better UI. How did I increase traffic over 500X? Blind luck and a bit of SEO. One of those links was this post to Reddit: Would you use Google Maps to find a job nearby? And up. And up…. That’s it.
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
    [Media] Adapting to the Great Reset
    The final stage – when the change in psychology fully reveals itself in the popular tech media – always arrives more violently than the trends at its core justify. You would have to be hiding under a rock to have missed the shift in private tech investor sentiment that has become apparent over the past several weeks. Spend less.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Do You Stink at Public Speaking?
    Determine your topic by coming up with three great tips in your particular area of expertise, (social media, customer service, financial services, technology, etc.). Stop with the excuses, and start off with these low-pressure steps to launching your speaking career, and increasing your brand-awareness. It takes too long to pay off.
  • K9 VENTURES  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015
    [Media] #PeakVC
    This includes, but is not limited to money from China, India, Middle-East and also from “retail” investors (or otherwise unsophisticated investors who are attracted to a market simply because of the amount of press/media attention it gets). Earlier today I tweeted: Calling #PeakVC. Right here, right now. return.
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