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  • MARK BIRCH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Sales for Startups: Not All Leads Are Equal
    Social media. Word of mouth and referrals are far and away better sources than tradeshows and social media (at least in the case of Marketo where this chart originated from). Some will tell you that a lead is a lead is a lead. How awesome it is that you got the attention of a real buyer! Some common examples include: Purchased lists.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [Media] Five Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make With Your Nonprofit
    You need to market it. I’m talking about maintaining a well-designed website, making effective use of social media, and establishing a brand identity over the course of your operations. I’m talking about treating nonprofit marketing just like you’d treat for-profit marketing. Unfortunately, good intentions do not a stable organization make.
  • 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?
  • ASH MAURYA  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] Bootstrapping a Lean Startup
    Get active with social media in other ways. Home About Me SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG ash maurya Practice Trumps Theory: Lean Startup + Customer Development + Bootstrap Bootstrapping a Lean Startup March 23, 2010 Share While not the same thing, Bootstrapping and Lean Startups are quite complementary. Time between these iterations is fundamental.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
    [Media] 9 Questions for Ashley Madison's Founder
    This time I talked to Noel Biderman , former sports attorney and current president of AshleyMadison.com and Avid Life Media. If mainstream media gets into the judgment business, what do you do? Noel Biderman built a business everyone loves to hate: a dating website for cheating spouses. Here's what you can learn from it. We don't try.
  • 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
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Brand & Market Your Company. in Just 5 Minutes
    Build a Social Media Campaign Now that you're up and running with a great new brand, here's an automatic way to generate Tweets guaranteed to win you visibility: The automatic tweet generator. Here's a quick and easy way to create a memorable brand for your company. Just don't take it too seriously. Here's a quick way to find one: The Web 2.0
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Media] A Better (& Cheaper) Way to Motivate Employees
    Use social media to make the company more aware. A great mission statement will only get you so far. To motivate workers every day, you have to do a bit more. Most start-ups don’t have much in the way of cash to pay big salaries and bonuses. Annual reviews aren't enough. How so? Don't wait to reward small successes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Give Me More for My Business
    The valuations of social media companies and other technology darlings are sky-high these days. A new survey shows entrepreneurs want higher valuations for their businesses, but are uncertain about the sale process. 500/5000 list of fast-growing businesses. Lack of Data Sixty-two percent of the Inc. Thirty-six percent of the Inc.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Media] Oppex raises €1.2 Million for sales opportunities with the public sector
    million seed funding led by Alma Media, startup accelerator Veturi, Tekes, and seven angel investors. With Alibaba in the news for the largest IPO of all time , it''s clear that connecting people that need things with people that do things is a powerful position to be in. In their beta they''ve managed to bring plenty of parties together.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Funding from Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban and Other Stories
    They have maintained their relationship with Kickstarter backers through the platform itself and via such social media platforms as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube, even running successful contests on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Sometimes your business needs money fast. You have to get your hands dirty. Persistence. cities.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] The New Rules of Gamification
    It's you striving to achieve something and learn something in order to better understand coding." A corollary benefit of making the gamification aspect shareable over social media, Sims says, is that it can bring new users to the site. Gamification isn't just about badges and trophies. Foursquare does it. Mint.com does. But where to start?
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    [Media] Sales Myths - Selling's Easy and My Product's So Good It Sells Itself
    Get their input before you develop a major marketing campaign, even social media. At the end of the day, sales are what makes or breaks a small business. Yet many entrepreneurs, especially those who are the product gurus in their company, never fully grasp either their importance or the process that drives them. First, let's dispel the myths.
  • GENUINE VC  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
    [Media] Startups Seeking Sherpas
    After we sold our startup Sombasa Media just over a dozen years ago, I embarked on two distinct “journeys.” The first was a month-long 1500+ mile cycling trip from the southern tip of England to the northern tip of Scotland (“ Land’s End to John O’Groats ”). The second was a trip where we hiked the “ Inca Trail ” in Peru to Machu Picchu.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [Media] 506(c) Offerings and Crowdfunding: What’s the Difference?
    General advertising is severely limited, and primary disclosure has to occur on an established “funding portal,” meaning one of the crowdfunding websites we’ve all seen on our social media feeds. 4. What Which type of funding should you seek for your business, 506(c) offerings or crowdfunding? So what does Rule 506(c) do?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Media] Why Go Public?
    Well, the elephant in the room answer to this question is that those with big stakes in the existing order - i.e. Wall Street and the business media built around it - don't want anyone to know is not a whole heck of a lot. Well, for starters, it was usually the purest and best way to raise growth capital. read more. Investing Jay Turo
  • SOCAL CTO  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007
    [Media] Map of VC Investments
    His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] 4 Secrets for Marketing on Pinterest
    Instead, Elizabeth Daniel New York (or "EDNY") made skillful use of social media in general and Pinterest in particular. Can't spend as much as you'd like to on marketing? Here's how one clothing company uses Pinterest to close the gap. Especially when your marketing budget can't match those of your better established competitors.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Media] 8 Publicity Fails of PR Pros and Over-Eager Entrepreneurs
    Even if you''re not a PR pro, the following lessons might also be instructive--particularly for anyone who wants to get the media to sit up and take notice. 1. If your PR person isn''t getting you results, these missteps might be to blame. The questions from readers about how to handle situations at their offices are my favorites.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] The 2015 Digital Marketing Rule Book. Change or Perish.
    Why not go from trying to have a Gatorade ad on every TV sports event in the hopes that I'm watching to doing that plus doing social media right and have a direct relationship with me? Oh, and you are right that people bought Kenneth Cole stuff even after the insensitive tweet because only a few people are on Social Media. Get it?
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
    [Media] Startup Founders Should Flip Burgers
    Quick aside: how can VC’s invest in online businesses, digital media, social networks or mobile applications if they don’t actually use the products actively themselves? This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  This is a story of one of the risks of venture capital. This is what happened to me. Burger?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Media] Swedish Startup Brings In-App Purchases To VR Gaming
    The round was led by Google Ventures and other backers included Creandum , Initial Capital , Bonnier Growth Media and Partech Ventures. There is a lot of interest. Palm is a former games guru of King, and Resolution is his fifth startup. The studio raised $6 million last August in the largest single investment round for any VR gaming company.
  • 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.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012
    [Media] 5 Sure Signs That a Good Startup is Going Bad
    With today’s 24/7 flood of information and social media, the team expects to be constantly updated on what’s going on at the top. Most entrepreneurs start their company with the highest of ideals, and wouldn’t dream of building one with a culture of indifference or downright unethical behavior. Big bad investor interference. Marty Zwilling.
  • START UP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
    [Media] Guess what will be the most advanced tech device in your house in 2025?
    It’s a pattern we’ve already seen with consumer and media based technology and widgets. It won’t be your phone, laptop, television, car, your micro electricity storage grid, your thermostat or your fridge. It will be your toilet. You may not have expected that. Power is increasing and prices are dropping exponentially.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [Media] 2 New Tricks for Hiring Tech Talent
    Video gaming-focused media company IGN, for instance, is augmenting its traditional recruiting for the second year in a row with a "no resumes allowed" alternative. There's a war for tech talent. Here's how you can get creative about finding and training coding ninjas. But both approaches have obvious costs. We were thrilled."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Media] And You Thought Your Company Had an Open Office
    Building up a vibrant social media rapport with customers is nice, but what better way to build a relationship with customers than to have them right there, in your office? Should your office be more like a coffee shop? For all the hubbub that has swept the business world in the last decade, what does an open office plan really translate to?
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] Jive Comes Around, Focus on Customers
    Social communities are instrumental to both social media and customer support strategy. Jive’s announcement this past week to focus more on Social Customer Service is further validation that customer communities are instrumental to both social media (marketing) and customer support strategy.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Media] 3 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Business (and How To Stop)
    If you’re  getting emails, social media shares, new clients  and an increase in traffic to your website, then you’re probably on the right track. How long have you been struggling to get a foothold, gain momentum, or start your business? Heck, I’ve done it myself. But first, what is sabotage? Sound familiar? know, I know.
  • RYAN SPOON  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
    [Media] ESPN, Google & World Cup Highlights in Search Results
    Yesterday, Google and ESPN combined to deliver real-time video highlights directly into Google search results via Google’s homepage, World Cup related search queries and Google’s new World Cup page, and so on. At ESPN, our mission is simply to serve sports fans, anytime and anywhere. VIDEO: [link]. ESPN Mobile Sports Google World Cup
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Media] Conversocial on CNBC talking social customer service
    Conversocial has a SaaS product which enables companies (primarily retailers at this point) to service their customers over social media and their market is really starting to open up. Josh March, CEO of our company Conversocial was interviewed on CNBC yesterday, 4m video embedded below. Conversocial
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Media] Real Unfair Advantages
    Chris Brogan commands $22,000 for a single day of consulting in an industry (social media marketing) where all the information you need is already online and free. This is Part 2 of the series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches.??? What if someone copies your awesome business idea? How can I answer this question? Like what?? P.P.S.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #4: The Merits of Mediocrity: Warning You What Not To Do
    He offers us The 10 Commandments of James-ism , essentially diatribes on religion, home ownership, a college education, the US Constitution, the FDA, and the Media, among others. Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. No relevance?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Media] Stockholm's Videoplaza acquired by Ooyala
    But today they''re making headlines again with the news that they''ve been acquired by Ooyala , a subsidiary of Telstra , which powers video for hundreds of broadcasters and media companies, with a focus on engagement and monetization. million since being founded in 2008 and are in the increasingly-important market of video advertising.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
    [Media] On the Track to Success
    Raj Moorjani, Director of Marketing, brings more than ten years of digital media experience in both mobile and web environments. Guest Author: Raj Moorjani. Hi, my name is Raj Moorjani, and I am the Director of Marketing at Tracks, and basically the Product Person, for a cool mobile application called Tracks ( [link] ). Below is my story.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Media] The Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Globally, Nationally and Locally
    My company, GrowBiz Media , has outsourced Web design and development, both internationally and locally. After our negative experiences with outsourcing overseas, GrowBiz Media turned to a local Southern California business when it came time to rebuild our SmallBizDaily.com website. There are a lot of choices. Outsourcing Nationally.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
    [Media] Iceland's Datamarket acquired by Qlik
    When studying economics, one issue I came up against was finding a good dataset to run of regressions on. For professionals and more serious researchers it''s still the same story; despite this being the era of big data, it''s still tough to dig through the web to find a quality dataset that fits your needs.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] Everyone Has a Boss--Even If You're at the Top
    To do so, we''ve got an award-winning onsite customer service team that interacts with our customers via phone, email, instant message and on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. Even CEOs have bosses. Yes, more than one. Here are the four people all CEO''s answer to. Being a CEO means you''re the boss. priority.
  • 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  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] A Better Way to Work Technology Into Your Business
    The new wave of digital technologies, especially mobile, social media, and the cloud, are evolving at rapid speeds, driven by empowered end-users at the edge of traditional corporations. Technology is moving fast, and so should your company. Here's how to systematically instill a tech-savvy culture.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] 10 Dos and Don'ts of Launching an E-commerce Site
    To find out what it takes, I sat down with Erik Huberman, CEO and founder of Hawke Media , a company that''s worked with dozens of large and small e-commerce brands to help them develop sales and marketing strategies. Setting up an e-commerce shop these days takes no more than a few hours--max. DO test your product. DON''T give up quickly.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] Seven Common Small Business Mistakes and How to Deal With Them
    Shop the competition, stalk their social media pages, and keep a radar on emerging businesses invading your territory. Keep in mind that more start up businesses fail than succeed, but those who follow this advice are more prepared to ward off unnecessary blunders than wind up in bankruptcy. growth model. Not Raising Enough Money. Price.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Media] How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create
    Now it’s time to post it to your social media profiles and sit back and enjoy the rush of traffic. How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Below are five steps we take in building an influencer program. Find Influencers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
    [Media] How Virgin Atlantic's Marketing Nails It
    • A Virgin crew took to social media and found a customer at work who was having a grey, rainy day. Virgin Atlantic is a small airline with a big personality. This is how it lures customers from the big guys. I''m on a new customer experience journey at my online marketing company VerticalResponse. Maybe they''re the No.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] Lessons From 4 Failed Start-ups
    Kratee E-commerce and Consulting is a media company that operated from 2009-2011. Serial entrepreneurs reveal what they wish they had known when they were first starting up their companies. Maybe true, but still. No one likes to fail --and it''s never easy. Just ask the following entrepreneurs who learned the hard way.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] The Secrets Of Creating A Powerful Company Culture
    The best customer service approach in social media, for example, is to have people who are steeped in your culture handle the social media, and the best email responses to customers come from staff members who understand what is and isn’t consonant within your culture. The culture of your company is the exception to this rule.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] Net Neutrality Ruling a Blow to Web Startups
    In the absence of such rules, for example, a company like Time Warner could block its competitors'' websites, or charge its customers for premium service, privileging content from large media companies while squeezing out individual bloggers. A D.C. UPDATED at 3:40 p.m. In Verizon v. FCC , the U.S.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time
    Related posts: Podcasting Makes You a Member of the Media Lots has been published about the value or hype of. Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing podcast with John Lee Dumas. Editorial. Program. Format – How long?
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
    [Media] Scoop.it: topic-centric and a new collaborative dimension to curation
    Recently, I started to play with Scoop.it as a beta user, and liked its strong topic centric social media approach. topic centric social media approach : When I stepped into Scoop.it , I didn’t think of whom I was going to follow, but of topics that might be I interested in. Based on these key words, Scoop.it
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] Use Pinterest for Team Collaboration
    The board was an experiment outside of their "day jobs" working in social media and editoral, respectively. Sure, Pinterest is great for sharing your photos, hobbies, and work. But some creatives are rethinking its abilities, and created a social calendar, by working together. How long have you been using Pinterest? enjoy creating lists.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015
    [Media] Innovative Ways To Attract Visitors To Your Exhibition Stand
    Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter are the perfect places to build a following of people and businesses who may be interested in your products or services. Posting on these social media sites about upcoming exhibitions is an effective way to notify potential visitors before they even go to the event. Use Technology.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Media] Are You Using the Best eCommerce Platform for Your Business?
    Selz even has the option to open a free Facebook store for those businesses with a large social media following. The world of eCommerce is growing every year. whopping 45 percent of American consumers were projected to shop online this past holiday season. The question then isn’t “Which eCommerce platform is the easiest or cheapest?”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] Don't Have a Schtick? Get One Now
    Others believe you can stand out by genuinely listening to your fans, and trying to respond to every social media post your fans write. Richard Branson does crazy stunts. Another founder wears orange every day. Great product, brilliant team, the right meetings--the list goes on. someday. chose an even simpler, hard-to-ignore approach.
  • 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
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Help Nominate The Electric Company for AmEx funding
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Media] 5 Reasons You Might Not Qualify for an SBA Loan…and What to Do About It
    Behalf does purchase financing and mines the internet for social media and other data about your business to assess your creditworthiness. Loans that are backed by the U.S. See Also Bplans Small Business Loan Finder. So what’s not to like about SBA loans? Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get approved. Problem: You’re a startup. currency.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man
    How’s that for people who keep saying that social media hasn’t been truly transformative. Many people reading this will be digital natives. These are people who don’t remember an era in which we were unconnected. In my unconnected world there was no personal email. On vacation you really checked out because you had to.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Media] How to Dominate Kickstarter
    They have a great logo, an easy to use website, they’ve sold products and received feedback from users, they’re active on social media, and… They Built A Customer Base This sounds counterintuitive right? Media folks like talking about things that are interesting. and 1 p.m. it was already more than 100 percent funded.
  • SILICONHILLS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
    [Media] A Visual Feast at #FEED Powered by Twitter at #SXSW Interactive
    “The five days of events focuses on “interactive social media feed art” created by visual design artists from the The Meta Agency, telling the story of SXSW by merging social media, art, technology and wellness into an [.] Austin Technology
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] Survey: Women Entrepreneurs Optimistic About 2013
    The three items most valuable to the company’s bottom line in this vein, according to those surveyed, are website design and maintenance (cited by 87 percent), social media marketing and SEO (75 percent), and email marketing (66 percent). Women entrepreneurs are more optimistic about 2013 than 2012, according to new data. borders.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Seven :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    Image YiShian | Photography via Flickr Good stuff I found this week: How to monitor social media mentions in five minutes a day - step by step directions for setting up a powerful listening station. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac. The Complete Small Busine.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] The Kings of Concentration
    In 2009, researchers at Stanford University''s Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab gave cognitive tests to 49 subjects who spent a lot of time surfing the Internet, watching TV, and hanging out on Facebook. The "Focus Movement" is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? more productive workplace.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] Facebook Has Become the New Yahoo, And It's Obvious Mark Zuckerberg Knows It
    The social media giant''s mainstream user base limits innovation and makes the company vulnerable to nimble startups. One thing Silicon Valley industry insiders like to knowingly whisper to each other is that Facebook is the new Yahoo. Sunday, we reported a piece of news that indicates this may be true. The truth is, they tried to. Facebook.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Bad content is worse than no content: How to create stuff that doesn’t stink
    They figured out that their audience likes up-to-date marketing news, inbound marketing tips and the latest statistics on SEO, blogging, social media and marketing trends—all packaged in concise, readable posts. Jake Athey is the Marketing Manager for Widen Enterprises. When was the last time you were enthralled by B2B “content?”. final test.
  • START UP BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Soundbites from the Future – 2013
    An era defined and dominated by the few who could afford the factories, the media and the distribution systems. We need to have a close look at the worlds two biggest social media networks of Twitter and Facebook – they run open API’s for each other to assist their customers and suppliers switch and share between each other.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Fly High
    The class consisted of basic networking and administration, network mapping, remote exploits, denial of service, web vulnerabilities, social engineering, password vulnerabilities, wireless network exploitation, persistence, digital media analysis, and cyber mission operations. Military Academies. All officers in the U.S. Secret History.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
    [Media] Interview with Bril Flint, angel investor and tech strategist
    They will give it to someone thinking about new markets, revenue, and customers and how to meet their needs,&# says experienced technology and media executive Bril Flint. mobileTech Tuesday special – A Podcast with Bril Flint, angel investor and technology strategist. This interview is cross-posted from The Appconomy channel.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] Empty Accounts? Fake Followers? Politicians' Twitter Stumbles
    Does anyone in politics really get social media? Oh, how the mighty and media-savvy have fallen. Business leaders have found that a real-time, connected social media presence is crucial to engage their audience. The fact that she seems to be way behind on social media might suggest a big hurdle she''ll have to overcome.
  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] What in the World ?!?
    ”, almost exactly 2 years ago to this day at Bloomberg LP’s headquarters in NYC as part of Social Media Week. I gave a talk, titled “What in the World?”, almost What in the World?!?   Why this acquisition? Why now? Connectivity: The very human need for connectivity is a powerful one.
  • 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.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009
    [Media] Social Networking and Business Value
    Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Corporations increasingly see social media as a key PR, communications and marketing medium.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
    [Media] Your car is trying to be your phone, and Rightware is helping.
    In terms of features you’re not going to be shocked to see a traditional speedometer/tachometer combo along with media, communication, cabin, and vehicle controls. Consumer electronics go through yearly improvements with new releases of Phones, Tablets, and other displays for our eyeballs.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
    [Media] Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 4 openings
    Director of Product Management @ Huffington Post (New York City) Keywords: Digital, KPI, Media, Roadmap [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Media] [Review] Turning Silver Into Gold
    In fact, they are the fastest social media adopters in the US with over 43% of those over 65 years using at least one social networking site. Techniques on engaging the media and marketing using websites, blogs, and podcasts are also covered, albeit in a more cursory manner than other specialist publications. million people by 2025.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
    [Media] How Startups Can Use Celebrity Endorsements
    Social media and sharing websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Vine, and Facebook have made it easier than ever before for people to share content. Media exposure. Since its inception, they have been featured on The Ellen Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and many more media spotlights. An Ever-Changing Tactic. markets.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
    [Media] SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel
    Social media, blogging, and reputation management are all elements of SEO that also carry additional marketing and advertising value. SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. How Did This Happen? There are more than 3.5 billion Google searches every day. Credibility. But What About B2B?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Media] Leaddesk raises €5.5 Million Series A
    Out of Europe''s one million call agents, Leaddesk has hit 5,000 agents in more than 15 countries, who make more than 3 million calls per week in verticals, including finance, media, healthcare, publishing and energy. We''ve been following the buildup of Helsinki-based Leaddesk for some time now.
  • CLOUD MARKETING LAB BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
    [Media] 5 Secrets to give your Website Visitors a Personalized Experience
    Multiple Media Outlets. Here is an example of some of the ways to use multiple media: Have a blog that gives readers valuable information on how to solve specific problems. Make Your Website People Oriented. Instead of creating your website around your products, create a site around the people who buy your products.  Type of Content.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Marketing Start-Up Thanks Millenials With Chalk Art
    Family and friends who saw the art sent the workers congratulatory messages, and the buzz, which quickly amassed over social media, garnered Pxyl new clients and employee applications. Who needs a paper weight? marketing start-up called Pixyl found a clever way to thank employees for helping them make the Inc. The solution?
  • 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.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2015
    [Media] 10 Legit Websites that Make it Easy to Make More Money
    Izea can either help you get more out of your current efforts or hook you up to website and media outlets higher up the food chain who can help turn you from a relative unknown into a sought-after commodity. Everybody wants to make more money. Problem is, making money takes a lot of time and effort. Or does it? Through HyreCar.com.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] Why You Might Want to Consider Advertising on Instagram
    On Thursday, the photo filtering and sharing site released early metrics from its initial advertising campaigns , and the results ought to excite social media-savvy marketers. It''s still early days, but Instagram''s newly released ad campaign metrics show promising results for advertisers. Ever thought of advertising on Instagram ?
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Media] Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design
    social media. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteHack. Archives. Twitter. Facebook. Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design. By Travis Sheppard / May 10, 2012 06:05 AM / View Comments. Tweet. Step 1: The Plan.
  • 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
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Media] Too Many Leaders Still Rely on Their ‘Golden Gut’
    There is so much positive feedback on the value of involving customers in product development, and the use of social media for crowd feedback, at a very low cost, that’s it hard to argue that one person could have more insight alone, and be right more often. It’s been downhill from there. just finished reading a new book by Thomas H.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
    [Media] How To Conduct A Quality Podcast Interview In 7 Steps
    Naturally I asked him how this happened and he said the story behind his business (Virtual Dating Assistants) was picked up by various media outlets, including television coverage in the USA. Six months after starting this blog back in 2005 I purchased what at the time was a cutting edge MP3 player, called an iRiver. Here we go… 1.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
    [Media] Email Marketing Strategies Your Recipients will Respond to
    However, regardless of how popular social media If you create a powerful Internet marketing campaign, you can go a long way to growing your business through using email marketing.  It is a tool that every entrepreneur should seriously consider. 
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014
    [Media] Is Your Sales and Marketing Working? 5 Tell-Tale Signs You're "Lookin' for Love in all the Wrong Places."
    They need to be qualified; meaning they are not only aware of your company but have shown a real interest, by either responding to an email solicitation or opting-in to a download or newsletter from your website or social media. When you're ramping your business up, there's almost nowhere you wouldn't look for revenue. Hello. 1975 is calling.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Sometimes you gotta build the sidewalk from scratch and sometimes you just follow the tracks
    love this example and I think it applies well to social media, mobile and innovation at large. One of the great things about Engauge is that we/I continue to hire people a lot smarter than me. I’ve always subscribed to that model. Why hire people that aren’t better/smarter/faster/badasser than you? Badasser is a word. Out loud.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Can Twitter Justify Its $11 Billion Valuation?
    Twitter is an anomaly whose value has been somewhat manipulated by investment bankers, a frothy stock market that''s favoring social media stocks and a sort of desperate investor longing for a return to the good old days of the first dotcom boom. After all, your company may be tech-focused and growing fast--especially if you''re on the Inc.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015
    [Media] Episode 52: Finding Your Greatness with Lewis Howes
    He is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur and Yahoo.com and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Men’s Health, The Today Show and other major media outlets. Go into nature, disconnect from social media and ask yourself “If I can have anything in my perfect day, what would that look like?” Show Summary.
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Media] Do you have grown up goals and toddler leadership?
    will expand my social media platform on a daily basis. Yesterday, I had a wonderful series of coaching calls with clients that are all making huge leaps and bounds. They made plans, worked hard, got great results, and now are totally on track to  see their big visions realized. ”Our crown has already been bought and paid for.
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