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  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
    [Media] 5 Business Reasons to Be on Google+
    That means Google+ might be the newest entry in the social media ring, but it’s definitely in the “heavyweight” division. Early adopters are showing enough cautious optimism that it’s time you become aware of what all the hype is about with Google +, that’s if you aren’t already “building circles” and “hanging out.”. If you think “Why?
  • 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  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Giant Companies to Sweat Your Business
    From past events, media firm Gannett located a Google Glass developer, AccuWeather found a user-interface web designer. 'Sick of your pitches getting rebuffed by giant companies? This event series puts you in the judge''s seat. But what if roles were reversed? What if you had the power to accept or deny a giant company’s business?
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Keys to Keeping Your New Business on Track
    This way you can tap into the power of social media to drive your business. 'With much of the global economy back on track, now is a great time for young businesses. As trends begin to head in the right direction, businesses that make smart decisions today will see considerable results over the coming years. Put content on the web.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • JEFF JORDAN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] When Black Friday Comes…
    Starting with the hoopla around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the media has been full of stories on how physical retailers plan to beat back the competitive pressure from online retailers (for example, Wall Street Journal and CBS News ).  Competition, send ‘em south. If they’re gonna drown put a hose in their mouth. The reason?  Price.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Media] Latvian social Q&A platform Ask.fm bought by Ask.com
    founder Mark Terebin posted his reply to the first wave of suicides in the end of 2012, where he, though expressing his condolence, did not assume any responsibility for the occurrences, did not offer any solutions to the problem and refused to ‘participate in the game played by mass media’. However, the unflattering publicity that Ask.fm
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] 7 Examples of the Power of Guest Blogging
    Now the Internet and social media give customers a bigger say in the creation and communication of how a company is viewed by the rest of the world. '7 Examples of the Power of Guest Blogging written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Guest blogging is a powerful tool.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
    [Media] 2 Telltale Signs Your Idea Is a Dud
    Schrage recalls sitting in a product meeting where a social media start-up was making a Facebook app. 'Not every innovation will make you rich, but a bad one will put you in the poor house. Here''s how to spot the latter. Everyone wants their next big thing to be a hit. One good example is LEGO. Every innovation has a hypothesis.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
    [Media] Google Adds Reputation Management to Dashboard :: Small Business.
    Related Posts: Get Your Google Alerts via RSS Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy Google Alerts Hack Google Alerts to Twitter Optimized Reviews May Be the Next Local SEO Edge Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 16, 2011 | 7:48 am Categories : Social Media , Web Marketing Tags : Google Dashboard , Me on the Web Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Media] Smaller Companies Seek Super Bowl Ad Boost
    The thrust of this ad spot teaser is social media: Viewers are encouraged to tweet with the hashtag #mushymush and urged to follow @HuluPlus on Twitter. Is $3.5 million for 30 seconds of fame worth it? These businesses are putting it all on the line during Super Bowl XLVI. Some make you laugh , others (attempt to) make you cry. she says.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Gaming Isn't Only Helsinki: See Tampere For The Second Gaming Hotspot
    'With Supercell and Rovio being the two major media magnets in Finland, it is easy to overlook what else is happening in the region. Not to mention events such as the New Factory Open taking place today or the MoneyTalks Forum focusing on Gaming Industry and Digital Media which will take place on the 6th of June. from Suvi Latva.
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
    [Media] 5th Anti-Lean Startup Archetype – We Already Do It
    Madison Ave marketers – All we need is some advertising, PR, branding — mix in a little social media marketing, and you’re good to go! Market By Numbers on Twitter | Entries RSS | Comments RSS Market By Numbers High-Tech Marketing and Customer Development Home What is Customer Development? VCs want a proven CEO.  Right?
  • 47 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Startup New Year’s Resolution #2: Engage more.
    Enterprise companies are scrambling to engage more with their perspective and actual customers on multiple social media platforms, via relevant email, and realtime conversations on their sites. In case you missed the revolution, a significant percentage of the human race now uses social media to connect with other people. Help them!
  • 47 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
    [Media] MicroISV Digest 07/31/2010
    My Flipboard Find of the Week (something cool I found in my social media graph thanks to Flipboard ): 50+ Ways to Search Twitter at Social Media Today. Get a company profile listed on our participants page (optional). Get a link to your microISV site from our participants page (optional). PSD sources). Show #76 [ link ] [ iTunes ]. Bob
  • 47 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
    [Media] MicroISV Digest 07/31/2010
    My Flipboard Find of the Week (something cool I found in my social media graph thanks to Flipboard ): 50+ Ways to Search Twitter at Social Media Today. Get a company profile listed on our participants page (optional). Get a link to your microISV site from our participants page (optional). PSD sources). Show #76 [ link ] [ iTunes ]. Bob
  • 47 HATS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010
    [Media] MicroISV Digest 07/31/2010
    My Flipboard Find of the Week (something cool I found in my social media graph thanks to Flipboard ): 50+ Ways to Search Twitter at Social Media Today. Get a company profile listed on our participants page (optional). Get a link to your microISV site from our participants page (optional). PSD sources). Show #76 [ link ] [ iTunes ]. Bob
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
    [Media] The Way I Work: Karmaloop's Greg Selkoe
    Greg Selkoe is the 36-year-old CEO of Karmaloop, a Boston-based burgeoning hipster media empire, encompassing music, television, and apparel and footwear from more than 500 brands. Here's how Selkoe gets it all done. Revenue last year topped $130 million, up 81 percent from 2010. He told Liz Welch how he gets it all done. listen to everyone.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
    [Media] The Cynics Guide to The Commitment Engine
    For years I’ve been advocating the use of personal stories in marketing and widespread social media usage has certainly helped break down resistance to this notion as a leadership style. Does this document serve a similar function as a social media policy for employees? No, I’m not talking about you, but maybe you know one.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: What is Big Data?
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. What is Big Data? This is the first post of a series on Big Data. Watch for more! We have made great use of this transactional data, optimizing inventory, streamlining processes, automating activity. Great post. Posts.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
    [Media] Executives Aren't Necessarily Leaders (No Matter What They Tell You)
    'Here are my top three examples of executives who aren''t leaders, no matter who says so, how long they''ve been at the helm, or even how profitable their company is. This wasn''t the first time Mr. Armstrong has had to plead mea culpa. What''s going on here? The simple fact is, not everyone in a position of leadership is a leader. The Genius.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] 4 Startups Engineering Happiness
    million round of funding from Ventrock and Resolute for the project, which she hopes to expand into a media and lifestyle empire. 'A crop of new startups help users track their moods. But is focusing on happiness a sure path to success? Happiness has always been big business. Only time will tell. Founder Nataly Kogan raised a $2.4
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunding: Not Just for Solo Dreamers?
    The pilot also revealed that participation was high -- 45 percent of employees engaged as compared to the 10 percent that use the company’s social media platform regularly -- and projects proposed by those lower down the institutional food chain were most likely to get funded. One company is testing the waters.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Media] 3D Scanning Made Accessible With €260K Investment Into Volumental, A Spinoff From Kinect@Home
    However as it attracted the media attention of  BBC ,  Wired ,  Mashable and others, the team started receiving a lot commercial interest, and decided to spin-off as  Volumental. 'Stockholm-based Volumental is one research spinoff that''s going to be fun to watch. The project was started as a research project by two Ph.D.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Media] 10 Ways to Lose Friends and Irritate People
    guy at lunch asks, "Hey, do you think social media marketing is effective?" 'Here are things Dale Carnegie would have said. if he was snarky. Want to win friends and influence people ? Here are 10 things that ensure you won''t: 1. You thoughtlessly waste other peoples'' time. Small, irritating things, but basically no big deal? Wrong. Weight.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [Media] 6 Blunders That Can Wreck a Business Deal
    That''s according to Jason Boyarski and David Fritz, partners in the New York City law firm Boyarski Fritz LLP, who specialize in brokering deals involving entertainment, media, personalities, and technology. 'When you''re this close to signing a big deal with a client or investor, make sure you get these legal basics right. Skimp.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
    [Media] 1Work, the Latvian e-secretary brought to you by Draugiem
    'Call me a whippersnapper if you have to, but when I was a teenager, Facebook wasn’t the social media place to be. We used IRC-galleria , which in all sincerity was a horrible hotspot for adolescent headaches, but at least it was handmade by Finns, for Finns. Now everywhere you go, Facebook has taken over. Except in Latvia.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Signal - Big Brother software for recruiters is coming
    Places like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn obviously come to mind straight away, but I’m told that Signal can make use of a huge 6,000 channels to find out more about its targets, these include other forms of social media, blogs and forums. 'Cold calling is horrible. The question is how do you know when people would be receptive?
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