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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Media] [Infographic] Secrets To Creating A Viral Infographic
    by Justin Beegel, CEO of Infographic World and the author of “ Infographics For Dummies “ The evolution of technology and the rapidly changing landscape of social media has made life interesting and difficult for marketing and advertising executives. Here are five tips for creating an infographic that will go viral and global: 1.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] Startups can point to the future
    This morning I’ll be heading over to attend Startup Riot , a one-day conference in Atlanta (put on by my friend @sanjay and fellow Shotputter ) where 50 startups get three minutes each to pitch their business to hundreds of venture capitalists, angel investors, other entrepreneurs and the media. Start-ups Technology startup riot
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
    [Media] We Like Humans, But We LOVE Code (Machine Learning Case Study)
    If you don’t use media queries in your CSS… you might not have a great marketing design ( tweet ). The following is a guest post by Jonah Lopin (@jonahlopin) , founder at Crayon. Jonah is a HubSpot alumnus, and I''m an angel investor in the company. Here at Crayon , we love humans. But when it comes to solving problems, we prefer code.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Media] Keep Your Friends Close & Your Customers Closer
    Social media provides the opportunity to share aspects of your family and friends, which make you seem more approachable to your customers. Letting customer relationships stagnate is dangerous for your long-term health. Here are three ways to let your customers know you care. After all, relationships are the key to repeat business.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] How mobile games can make a global difference (and still be profitable)
    As with social media’s rise and its ability to connect with massive audiences at a reduced cost, mobile developers are now realizing the power their games have to engage with huge groups of people and influence users in real-world situations. Oliver Miao is the CEO of  Pixelberry Studios. Address the right issue. Sincerity matters.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Win Every Sale with Visual Thinking
    This is easy if you are selling something like a bicycle but it's not always easy if we're selling a social media service, for instance, or a branding campaign. Is your product or service a coveted diamond or a chunk of coal? See the forest for the trees by following one author's inventive process. What does it look like? Keep it simple.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Challenge The Gartner Hype Cycle
    While, in the field of social media, social monitoring and activity streams as well as shopping communities, have moved into the Peak of Inflated Expectations. The Hype Cycle was a concept put forward by Gartner, Inc. back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. Peak of inflated expectations. Marty Zwilling.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
    [Media] How to Make Buying Easier on Your Site
    Social proof in the form of testimonials, customer reviews, social media praise, activity data (e.g. “43 other people are viewing this product”), storytelling (e.g. Contact information in the form of a physical address, a phone number, a contact form, a live chat, social media profiles, etc. Well, according to the U.S. alone. Yikes.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Disrupt Your Industry With Love, Not Contempt
    Two twentysomething NBC News rising stars but felt to the core of their bones that traditional media was underserving their generation and any other busy professional who wanted to stay in the know. “You ever notice how the first slide in any pitch deck these days is ‘[industry] IS BROKEN?’” What do most people do?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] 'I Knew I Had a Great Idea When.'
    Adam Witty, founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group "I was in a diner in Oklahoma on a Saturday morning eating a hearty breakfast of eggs and ham. We kept growing by word of mouth, but it all changed when we had some media coverage and universities started to contact us asking to join. Seven entrepreneurs share their stories.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Media] Gameon Finance
    Media and entertainment companies looking for new opportunities. Tax credit experts, law firms with media practices and investment services. Investment analysts in the area of technology and entertainment/media. This January 20 and 21 in Toronto, the 4th annual Gameon Finance conference is taking place. Private equity investors.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] [Interview] Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, On Crowdsourcing
    There are many ideas and movements that aim to get businesses or communities to act and put social media into a bigger and much better context: the sharing economy, access economy, collaborative consumption, co-creation, collaboration, open innovation amongst others. Do you think it’s a fad that will die down anytime soon?
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Do You Know How Your Customers Really Feel and What They Are Really Saying About You?
    Because, unless all your customers are very active in social media, you aren't going to even scratch the surface of understanding how your customer base really feels. If not, why not? Most entrepreneurs assume that they have happy customers. And, of course, every entrepreneur wants his customer to love his product and his company.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Media] Breaking Into the New Hispanic Marketplace
    This post received 67 comments. '> Break Media's new site, TuVez, is aimed at Hispanic males. Break Media is no stranger to niche marketing. Their success has made Break Media one of comScore's top 50 Web properties in terms of unique visitors; last year, revenue grew 90 percent. Break Media's approach is a site called TuVez.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Media] Startup Founders Walk a Thin Line on Delegation
    For example, non-computer types should consider delegating their social media, website, and SEO activities. For a few, delegating comes easily, maybe too easy. For others who are perfectionists, letting go of even the most trivial task is almost impossible. This means only about one manager in ten really knows how to empower others.
  • EMEDIAVITALS.COM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Media] Hiring web developers
    Trending iPad Smartphones Social Media SEO / SEM Paid Content Content Aggregation / Curation Hyperlocal Tags Advertising Audience Development Design Editorial Technology Products & Resources Publisher's Playbooks Industry events Site index. startupcto
  • 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.,
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
    [Media] Emoji As Oxford’s “Word” Of The Year? 4 Business Takeaways.
    While this announcement tends to create some noise on social media every year, this year’s word is even more buzzworthy because it’s not actually a word — it’s a pictograph. Companies have been facing this issue for years as they assess how to position their social media pages. Be relatable. Keep it simple. Have a little fun!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Media] Overcoming The Top 4 iBeacon Liabilities
    by Alex Romanov, CEO of  iSIGN Media. Alex Romanov has been  iSIGN Media ’s Chief Executive Officer since November 2007 and has successfully restructured the company, positioning it for rapid growth worldwide. . Influencing shoppers when they are close enough to respond is the key to any proximity marketing effort. Interference.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Media] Crowdsourcing Your Next Design Project From Designhill
    Many new-age entrepreneurs, technology pundits and media moguls strongly believe that it is a good graphic design that lays the foundation of success for any startup. However, not every is lucky enough to early stage or seed funding, which makes most startups and small businesses obsessed with the words like low-cost and cost-effective.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] Top Five Ways To Recognize And Appreciate Millennial Workers
    With free website services such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and their tremendous popularity and ubiquitous usage by Millennials, using these social media tools to celebrate the accomplishments of your Millennial workers is a no-brainer (in addition to more traditional corporate recognition awards ). Lunch with the boss.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] In Marketing, Good Things Come to Those Who Are Transparent
    With the launch of a social media campaign called "Name That Mushroom," Arora and his cofounder flaunted their imperfect-looking product. Here''s how three companies advertised the good and the bad to win the love of their customers. Every company has its quirks. So the the company decided to address the issue head on. It was a hit.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Media] Tips For Hiring Your First Employee As A Small Business Owner
    by Gyawu Mahama, Social Media and Marketing Manager at  Hiscox Small Business Insurance. Gyawu Mahama is Social Media and Marketing Manager at  Hiscox Small Business Insurance.  In this role Gyawu is responsible for driving social media engagement, publishing Hiscox’s award winning small business blog, and internal communications.
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Media] High-powered ACC has stars on defense, too _ plenty of them
    When Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware decided that Syracuse's Dontae Strickland had gone far enough, his WWE-style takedown raised some eyebrows and lit up social media
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Master of Customer Acquisition, Matt Coffin, On Startups …
    Their strong skill was online media buying and optimization – they rarely would do CPA deals – mostly buying CPM. I recently sat down with Matt Coffin , the founder of LowerMyBills, which sold for $400 million but was very nearly a bankruptcy only a few years early, and talked “startups.&#. The answer? Something so simple.
  • 47 HATS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
    [Media] AskBob: How do we grow our user base and following?
    We are using all the social media sites: [link] [link] [link] , etc. (Got a startup question? Ask it at AskBob and I’ll take a stab at it. And if it’s a question that other startup founders are asking, look for it as a post here.). How do we grow our user base and our following ? How do we make people intrigued? from: 47 Hats.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] Scaling-up: Turning the corner from starving startup to growing company
    Social media is now an indispensable factor. Listen carefully and humbly to your users, using social media channels to provide real-time technical support. Noam Fine, co-Founder and CEO of Widdit , providing app developers engagement solutions over the mobile and Web platforms. The monetization challenge. Keep ‘em coming back.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    [Media] Tops Tips On Taking Your Local Business Online
    Your social media. Social media is the key for outbound marketing online. Social media takes planning and patience. The research mentioned above is hugely important for social media. Online, for a while, seemed like it was entirely the playground of the big businesses. The internet can help you do just that. Partner up.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
    [Media] Where are the opportunities for machine learning startups? [guest post]
    One essential aspect of search relevance is surely ‘trustworthiness’ so that content and claims made in social media and news sites can be verified or scored for authenticity. This is a guest post by  Libby Kinsey ,  a former VC with an Msc in Machine Learning from UCL (bio below). It’s not uncharted territory?—?if Pick and Shovel’ plays.
  • 47 HATS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Media] What Social Videos Can Do For Your Startup
    Media Studies [link] ). million consumers are “strongly influenced” in their purchase decisions by opinions in social media (up 19% from 2010). Tom Rutka. Entrepreneur. SocialVideoPromotion.com. Do you know the amount of psychology involved in buying of products and services? KissMetrics: [link] ). AGBeat [link] ). Guest Posts
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Media] To increase serendipity you have to make yourself more vulnerable
    posted it on my Tumblog at the time but I’m coming back to it today because it captures the essence of both the potential and peril of social media. think that many people’s concerns with privacy on social media are rooted in a fear of doing something wrong or looking stupid in a highly visible environment. Related articles.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] Lead Generation Strategies for Start-ups
    Social Media: Make sure you have a good digital marketing strategy, which includes promoting your product or service in all social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ etc. Being a young enterprise, you have a product and you have your first set of paying customers. This is where start-ups usually hit a road block.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Media] Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs
    He or she has worked at some very successful big technology or media companies and went to a great school. A shortened, better edited and with nicer pictures version of this post first appeared on TechCrunch. But if you want it in it’s full V1 glory read on … You’ve never been a CEO but might like to be one some day.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Media] RULEBREAKER AWARDS ANNOUNCES 15 CATEGORY WINNERS
    People’s Choice Award: Michael and Marc Guberti of Teenager Entrepreneur, www.teenagerentrepreneur.com, an online membership site that educates and empowers teenage entrepreneurs. “We’re proud to honor entrepreneurs who have succeeded by doing it their way,” said Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media and a co-host of the RuleBreaker Awards.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] One Message, One Voice, One Way To Win
    Media today is everything that gets in the way of communication. The media may not know much but they do know the real thing when they see it. It Really Does Work, Especially for MSM Most mainstream media (MSM) outlets don''t know anything other than what you tell them. To cut through the clutter, grab the mic. One message.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] Biggest Lie in Sales Today
    They've read an article, attended a speech, or seen media mentions and remembered our earlier discussions. Chances are, you've heard this one--many times. Don't want to hear it again? Try these tips. Of all the little white lies that sale prospects might tell you, "We'll keep you in mind" ranks among the most common and insidious.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Media] Why Everyone's an Incubator Now
    That experience, says David Chang, COO of PayPal media network, reminded the company how invigorating it is to work in a start-up environment. From Microsoft to PayPal, it seems every day another business launches an incubator. Here's what's motivating them to get in the game. These days, it seems, there's an incubator for everything.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] The Last-Minute Black Friday Plan
    To be successful, a small business must provide what the big boxes can’t: * Personalized service * Specialized knowledge * Sense of exclusivity In the media world, this is called “counter-programming” – appealing to the people who aren’t following the crowd. Forget slashing prices and big ad campaigns.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
    [Media] Seven Reasons Why Customer Reference Programs Fail
    It must cross boundaries, working cooperatively with other divisions in your business such as sales, marketing, social media, PR, product development, and the like. How will customer videos, stories, and other customer content be used in social media efforts? So why do we have so much trouble mastering the art of customer advocacy?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready
    Monitor behaviors like email opens and click-throughs, social media engagement, and downloads. How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Ellen Gomes – Enjoy! . The same is true for businesses of all sizes.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Media] Trump Would Hurt Innovation (& I’m With Her)
    His penchant to censor extends to revoking press credentials and threatening to punish media platforms that criticize him. Kim Keenan, President/CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council. Alex Nogales, President/CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition. Donald Trump does not. Adrian Aoun, Founder/CEO, Forward.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Media] Trump Would Hurt Innovation (& I’m With Her)
    His penchant to censor extends to revoking press credentials and threatening to punish media platforms that criticize him. Kim Keenan, President/CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council. Alex Nogales, President/CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition. Donald Trump does not. Adrian Aoun, Founder/CEO, Forward.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Media] Free Android Images
    Feel free to use with attribution to blogtrepreneur.com/media-android The post Free Android Images appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. This page features free android images for journalists and bloggers. Images
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Media] Free Legal Images
    Feel free to use with attribution to blogtrepreneur.com/media-legal The post Free Legal Images appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. This page features free android images for journalists and bloggers. Images
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
    [Media] Product Pricing in Product Management
    have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Aditya Bhelande, lead a conversation around “Product Pricing”. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Cindy F.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Media] The Ultimate Work From Home Checklist
    Come up with a compelling social media campaign to build brand awareness (a competition perhaps, or a giveaway). Of the 543,000 new small businesses started each month, approximately 52 percent of them are home-based. If you have any feedback, we’d love to know in the comments below! Assess your situation. Is there enough physical space?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] 3 Pitching Tips From Notefuly, This Year's SXSW Startup Competition Winner
    The pitch-off culminated a seven-month competition called Student Startup Madness , which was developed by Sean Branagan, director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. And of course, there''s the holy grail of the startup world that winning competitions can lend: instant credibility.
  • ROB GO  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    [Media] Distribution Advantage
    Here are a couple examples from our portfolio: Vertical Communities: One of the exciting attributes of GrabCAD in the early days was its rapidly growing, engaged community of mechanical engineers.  As a vertical community, the business of GrabCAD was never going to look like that of a social network or social media company.  Also hit-or miss. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] The Seinfeld Super Bowl Ad: A Marketing Lesson
    Though "Seinfeld" quickly trended on Facebook and Twitter, I was surprised to encounter multiple takes --both in the media and from friends--saying the reunion didn''t live up to the show''s glory days. I, on the other hand, was enthusiastic about the short reunion. It got everybody talking on social media. It accomplished its goals.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [Media] How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)
    Business Etiquette Tips for dealing with VCs and Corporates at Conferences. This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. With the LeWeb conference about to start in Paris I thought the timing of this post would be appropriate. Apologies in advance if it sounds arrogant – just trying to impart some realistic advice. Waste.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Media] 6 Tips For Surviving The First Five Years In Business
    Also, be open to new technology and trying new things like social media.  by Frances Kweller, founder and CEO of  Kweller Prep. A new business venture is like a new marriage: it’s really exciting and fun; then it’s a lot of work and fun.  Here are some tips on how to survive the first five years of business: 1. Make a commitment.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
    Another very cool bit of media that I ran across is called “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Happy International Women’s Day ! What a wonderful day to celebrate, not only because I get to celebrate my side of the gender spectrum, but also because it’s a perfect time to take a look at how women are doing in the business world. think so.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs September Three
    Online Convert – This tool allows you to convert a wide range of media files from one format to another – upload an MOV and convert it Flash or dozens of other formats. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr. DTM Favs CurtateSoft OnlineConvert Spring Metrics
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Media] How To Pick The Right Idea For Your Startup
    Make something that entertains: Music, gaming, video, and media companies entertain. The following is a guest post by Kapil Kale, co-founder of GiftRocket , a Y Combinator-backed gift card company. Kapil usually blogs here. As a current startup founder, one of the most common questions I get is how to come up with a good startup idea.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] How We Signed Up 10,000 Customers in 6 Weeks
    All of our partners have been pretty good about talking about us in their social media doing tweets and Facebook posts. San Francisco startup PointsHound knows a thing or two about scaling a company fast. Here''s how it made inroads in the competitive travel industry. The U.S. travel industry is established, competitive, and noisy.
  • 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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Why An Entrepreneur Must Delegate
    Social media in particular require careful monitoring, tweaking and adjusting. If you are keen to reduce wasted man-hours, you may impose a complete ban on FaceBook and other social media. As a young entrepreneur, you have it all. Energy, ideas and determination are all it takes to get things moving along. It refers to decision making.
  • 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.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015
    [Media] Turning A Hobby Into A Business – A Happier Life
    Whether it’s cookery, engineering or your prowess on social media, there are always people willing to learn from those with experience. In 1937 George Valliant, a psychologist and Professor at Harvard University, began one of the longest running studies of physical and mental wellbeing ever recorded. The findings are beautifully simple.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
    [Media] A Necessary Trait for Successful Founders: Maturity
    At the time, SEO was still fairly unchartered territory—as new as personal computers, operating systems and social media were to those previously mentioned tech founders. Industry leaders may be intuitive, innovative, and able to handle risks, but real success requires them to be mature.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] 9 Ways to Upgrade Your Company's Schwag
    Juha Liikala , Stripped Bare Media 2. Face it: No wants your lame keychain. Here''s where to find the promotional tchotchkes your customers won''t toss. Great businesses need trustworthy supply sources. But how do you make sure you''re getting the best deal on business paraphernalia or office supplies before pressing purchase?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Better at Anything Fast: Share With the World
    The site’s focus on the candid admission of faults and low moments makes it a sort of anti-Facebook, an antidote to the tendency of the well curated perfection of others social media profiles to make us feel lonely and inadequate. Everything that we see in the media is like perfection, perfection, perfection, but perfect is boring.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Media] 12 Ways to Get Your New Product into a Major Retail Chain
    Make sure that their price is somewhat in line with your online pricing. -  Jason Grill,  JGrill Media | Sock 101. 6. Investing in something new is a gamble, so how do you get stores to begin carrying your product? What is one tip you have for getting a brand-new product into major retail chains? Their answers are below. 1. The customer?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things Game of Thrones Can Teach You About Business
    With the help of Kate Connors, an account manager at Media & Communications Strategies , a communications firm in Washington D.C., we’ve put together a list of four business lessons that come straight from the twisted plot of this series. 1. million viewers per episode, and has been lauded as the network’s most popular show ever.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 3 Keys to a Better Customer Experience
    In addition to its social media channels, the company offers free e-books that help customers navigate the complexities of buying a home and refinancing. Guaranteed Rate may be the fastest-growing privately-held company in Chicago, largely because it pounced on customer experience as a differentiator. Marketers should take note. That''s a $5.99
  • THE STARTUP TOOLKIT  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Don’t pick your tools before you know the job
    You don’t “need” a webpage, or an email campaign, or activity on social media. I began doing something properly stupid the other day[1]. decided I needed to do a survey. You know, to get to know you guys better. So So I came up with all sorts of interesting questions. What a dummy! Now let’s go find something to sand.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] One Company's Secret to Amazing Customer Service
    We're extremely available on our website and on social media, but our goal is to make it so you don't have to reach out to us. Growth and scale are typically the enemy of great, personal customer service--except in this case. And when that happens, it's not unusual to find someone trashing a company's product and service on a major forum.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Media] The Power of Proactive Customer Service
    To accomplish this, brands should welcome customers and stay in touch with them via social media, email or snail mail. For example, FitBit and Nike cheer on their customers via social media when they’ve accomplished a goal. The Power of Proactive Customer Service written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Keep improving.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Media] The Biggest Threat to the Yahoo-Tumblr Combination
    Already social media observers and even Tumblr employees are openly saying to Yahoo: "Leave us alone." You bought a cool social media site that caters to the younger generation. A recently-acquired founder has some advice on company culture for Marissa Mayer. So another young tech genius cashes out as Yahoo acquires Tumblr for $1.1
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Media] The Top 10 World's Richest Entrepreneurs
    Before working at city hall, the world''s 16th-richest person, who has a fortune valued at $33 billion, held court at his eponymous financial software and media firm Bloomberg LP. Forbes announces it''s annual Rich List. See which founders made the cut. While many entrepreneurs would say money isn''t important, many others want to get rich.
  • DEIMAR  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
    [Media] Remembrance of the Slave Trade - Child Labour and Human - Deimar
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Aug 23, 2011. Remembrance of the Slave Trade - Child Labour and Human trafficking. by Deimar Gutierrez. 23.8.11. Pin It. Slavery has been part of human history through time.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] Should Companies Invest in Innovation or Leaders? | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jun 11, 2012. Should Companies Invest in Innovation or Leaders? by Deimar Gutierrez. 11.6.12. Pin It. Surely, these business ideas do not sound very innovative. Pin It.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
    [Media] How Valuable Is Your Rolodex?
    With the advent of social media, LinkedIn in particular, we are able to quickly and easily stay in touch and consistently update our networks. Building, nurturing and growing your professional network is more important than ever. Here are three simple steps to increase the value of your network. arrived at three immediate, simple steps. 1.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Media] Reboot Your Business and Your Life
    Media must become both active and passive. Media must become both active and passive. Marketing podcast with Mitch Joel. I’ve been sensing a change these days. Actually, like most change, it happens in a way that is imperceptible, until you step back and look at something like a six month window. Then you can see it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [Media] Acquisition or Partnership? How to Decide
    Recently, we started to talk to companies in the social media space, because many of our small business customers were using social media in their marketing. We started having discussions with a company called Roost, a social media marketing technology platform for small businesses. Instagram and Facebook. Microsoft and Yammer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] The Returnees: Why U.S. Entrepreneurs are Going Back to Korea
    The second, an Internet advertising company called Invite Media, which he co-founded with several classmates during his senior year, was more promising. Shin's buddies would eventually sell Invite Media to Google for $81 million, but Shin had left the company long before that happened. with his parents when he was 9. Shin got to work.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [Media] Referral Programs Power the On-Demand Economy
    Crafty strategies by customers to rack up referrals (I’ve seen people use SEM for their referral codes, create fake social media profiles, etc)? Every on-demand app I know generates substantial volume from their referral program (let’s lump word-of-mouth into this as well since it often involves sharing a referral code).
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Media] The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery
    It surprises me how many really smart people I meet still doubt the power of Twitter. It seems the urge to be a naysayer of Twitter is really strong for some.  I think some of this stems from the early days of Twitter when it was presumed that it was a technology to tell people what you ate for lunch. was born. Excite, Netscape & MSN. Twitter.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Media] 6 Online Legal Services Reviewed by NextAdvisor.com
    like the NextAdvisor reviews: They are very in-depth and talk to user interface issues, the level of support in various media, and specifics on the types of services that are offered. You probably know about LegalZoom.com, largely through lots of word of mouth and TV advertising, but did you know about several other online legal services?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
    [Media] How to Get the Most From Your High-Potential Employees
    But you should also support your program with social media, long-distance learning, and interactive techniques. If you really want your high-potential leadership program to impact the organizational culture, establish an alumni group, making the most of chat rooms, newsletters, videoconferencing, and social media to keep everyone in touch.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why Consumer Collaboration and Big Data Are a Perfect Match
    The Big Data technique of social media mining alerted our client to the existence of a problem. Data reveals patterns. Once you add consumer insights, you can innovate for the future based on what you know now. Partners value the skills each brings to the alliance." But in fact, as valuable as Big Data analytics are, the opposite is true.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Forget what you know: There’s no right way to start up
    Then Ben [one of the mobile engineers on the team] suggested a concept around sticking pieces of media to friends and people in the real world. Ryan Hoover  is the co-creator of  Product Hunt  and EIR at  Tradecraft. Visit his blog  to read more about startups and product design. Twitter is confusing. It wasn’t clear what [Twitter] was.
  • REDEYE VC  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010
    [Media] Founders and Heat Seeking Missiles
      When Nat and Zach first came to us with the idea for Invite Media , it was focused on algorithms for ad targeting.   We funded VideoEgg back in 2005 with the goal of creating tools to manage online video -- but Matt and team quickly adjusted course and have now become a leading media network for brand advertisers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Shama Kabani
    She is also the author of the bestseller The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and an international speaker. The president of the Zen Marketing Group explains how being an entrepreneur is similar to being a newlywed, and other great advice she's received. Some are helpful—hire people who have a proven track record. Differentiate or die.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Media] More than a Logo: 5 Additional Ways to Leverage the Crowd for Your Creative Needs
    Did you know that infographics are three times more likely to be shared via social media than any other form of content? When we talk about crowdsourcing creative work, the primary focus of the conversation is frequently on graphic design, and, more specifically, logo design. In all fairness, that makes some sense. Company Naming.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] Told You So! Early Facebook Doubters Eat Their Words
    Predicting Facebook Wouldn't Be Worth $2 Billion "Ross Levinsohn, president of Fox Interactive Media, told an investors conference in New York yesterday, 'It's a great site and I know the guys there well. Who knew what Facebook would become when Mark Zuckerberg launched it in 2004? Not these guys. Hindsight is 20/20. Yes, a FAD!!!
  • 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, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] The Face of Success, Part 4: Blacks in Silicon Valley
    VCs are dying to invest in women & minorities just so they don't have conversations like this” Arrington then “blocked” and “unfollowed” me on Twitter--the ultimate social media insult. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to U.S. could never understand why. he always plays the victim card.”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Media] Don't Underestimate 'Tech Block'
    This is done rather easily by asking people if they use the latest social media toys. If they're not using social media, you may want to ask them to give you feedback on some other hot new products after the interview. Make sure your new hires are not only computer literate, but tech-savvy. Here's why. She learned how to learn.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Media] How I Built My Company With Grassroots Marketing
    We hand delivered products for sampling to local family and parenting media. Grass roots and social media are the foundations of our marketing. How Happy Family became the second fastest-growing food company in the U.S. by tapping into a network of moms. There was no money for advertising. We were forced to get creative.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] How to Create a Positive Learning Culture
    This mindset of learning and critical inquiry allowed Ogilvy to build a global media empire. No one has all the answers--and that's actually a good thing. Here's how you should approach creating a better learning environment. Face it: You don’t know everything. Make learning a daily habit. Allow mistakes and celebrate them at times.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] How to Build a Blog with 100,000+ Monthly Page Views
    In my early days of blogging, I would spend 90% of my time writing content, once it was done I’d share it on my social media properties then move on to the next post. I now spend just 30% of my time on creating content and 70% promoting it. John has talked about blogging many times on this very blog. But why is it so hard? What changed?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Media] By 2018, these 10 industries might not exist:
    billion There''s a growing shift to digital media and online streaming which has hurt the recordable manufacturing industry. billion Newspapers continue to face competition from digital media. Some of these industries are in decline. Some might not even exist in 2018. How does yours stack up? 2013 revenue: $3.87 Source: IBISWorld
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Media] Common Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing an ERP System
    Mobile-enabled programs allow sales staff to share data and aid marketing campaigns by connecting with existing and potential customers directly and via social media platforms. So you’ve decided to implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for your business. Congratulations! Fear of the Unknown. Lovecraft. Lack of Vision. How T
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
    [Media] Why the Best CEOs Are 'Moldable Dictators'
    Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of Vayner Media and host of The #AskGaryVee Show, explains why great leaders are decisive but open to suggestions
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] Hip Hop's Wealthiest Entrepreneurs @amywhyte
    The media mogul has parlayed his rap career into multiple television and film appearances and a number of commercial endorsements. With Apple''s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre is set to become the richest man in hip hop--and he''s in good company. Diddy and Jay Z better watch the throne.
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