20 Networking Tips from a PR Expert [+ GIVEAWAY]

Up and Running

Below is an adapted excerpt from “The Little Book of Big PR: 100+ Quick Tips to Get Your Small Business Noticed” by Jennefer Witter. I didn’t start actively networking until I started my business in 2003. Turns out her company was looking for a PR company.

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PR Founder Provides Social Media Advice for Companies Looking to Grow Brand


We had the opportunity to speak with Melissa Sin of anthonyBarnum Public Relations about how she started her business, her approach to PR and social media strategy. I started in New York at large, elite national PR firms.

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Playing with Glass – Changing (and Saving) Lives (Part 2)

Up and Running

Catch up on Part 1 of his “Playing with Glass” series, this is Part 2… It was 2003, 10 years ago, but I remember meeting Larry Page like it was yesterday. Entrepreneur Zack Price was selected to be a Project Glass Explorer for Google.

Lean Business: Lessons from A-Rod

crowdSPRING Blog

Small businesses and startups can often leverage PR to great effect and it is typically one of the most cost-effective ways to generate positive word-of-mouth, build awareness, and grow a nascent brand. Stop trying to do your own PR – hire a great professional and take their advice.

Twitter Link Roundup #205 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

It compares a 2013 smart phone (an iPhone) to what you had to carry just 10 years earlier (in 2003) to have some of the same tools (camera, video, music, etc.).

Sweden's Creandum Raises €180 Mln Early Stage VC Fund


The first Creandum fund launched in 2003 with Creandum spending most of its capital over past decade within the Nordic startup scene. Creandum said it had also appointed Greg Anderson to head its PR and marketing activities Stockholm-based VC firm Creandum said on Monday it has closed ahead of schedule its 180-million euro early stage venture capital fund Creandum IV.

The 22 Best Blogs to Help Grow Your Business (That You May Not Be Reading)

Up and Running

Fred Wilson is a widely known blogger and Venture Capitalist who’s been publishing posts daily since 2003. These experiences have given him a broader point of view, which makes his advice on startups, marketing, PR, and sales all the more worthwhile.

Who You Gonna Call? Partnering with Goliath: A Tale of Two Announcements

John O'Farrell

June 2, 2003. Our 2003 deal with HP didn’t generate a single dollar in revenue, whereas our 2006 agreement with Cisco drove tens of millions of dollars in sales and helped to make Opsware the uncatchable leader in data center software. SUNNYVALE, Calif., HP and Opsware Inc.

Help Me Celebrate National Small Business Week

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How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

Both Sides of the Table

In the startup journey if you have success in your early product launches, fund raising and PR you’re likely to get “inbound interest” from likely acquirers. It’s 2003 and VCs aren’t exactly lining up to fund startup businesses. CEO transparency.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

I raised money as an entrepreneur, like you, in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005 for two different companies. So make sure you have a solid PR strategy. Understanding PR & Crisis Management. How to Work with PR Firms. Raising money is hard.

When VCs Invest Together, Does Ability or Affinity Matter?

Feld Thoughts

” I read the summary, which is kind of the “PR piece” for the article, but I didn’t find it satisfying. ” Also, success was defined as a company having an IPO (the data range for the study was 1975 – 2003).

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The Morning Rituals of 15 Highly Successful Small-Business Owners

Inc Startups

Zurofsky is a co-founder of the gourmet sandwich chain ''wichcraft, which started in New York City in 2003 and grew to 15 locations spread over New York, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. How do you start your day? Many of the business owners interviewed exercised before heading to the office.

How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success

Both Sides of the Table

I ran my first marathon in London this way in 2003 raising $3,000 for Parkinson’s disease (and finishing in under 4 hours – my publicly stated goal). Usually you have a catch-all bucket for “direct” or similar that often came through PR or word-of-mouth. You Manage What you Measure.

Side Hustle and Flow Interview Series: Alexandra Levit

Escape From Cubicle Nation

At first, I was a PR Manager for a Fortune 500 software firm in New York with about 20,000 employees. Later, I moved to Chicago and became a vice president at Edelman, a top global PR agency, and focused on creating online campaigns in the early days of social media.

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35 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


After years working in fashion PR/Marketing in NYC and Milan, and then as a co-founder/owner of a Brooklyn-based rock ’n’ roll play space for kids under 5, I found myself becoming overly excited about my friends starting new businesses.

Want to Create Insanely Great Products? Lessons From Pink Floyd

Inc Startups

In 2003, a remastered version of the 1973 album sold 800,000 copies. The band sacrificed a short-term PR boost, but in the long run, it proved a bold and artistically appropriate choice. The legendary band wouldn't have been so successful without some savvy business moves.

5 Start-Up Strategies You Need to Know

Inc Startups

Bain is also actively involved in entrepreneurship and Seattle’s angel investor community -- the Alliance of Angels -- which has funded ScaleOut since he founded it in September 2003. This serial entrepreneur has some practical advice for any aspiring business owner.

How To Sell Your Tech Startup


By 2003, Blogger had one million users and Google bought Pyra (the first Google acquisition). They get 100,000 subscribers in the first 3 months by launching a PR campaign, talking to journalists, doing an east coast and west coast press tour, etc.

Men on Mars : The Reinvention of Atlas Venture

Fred Destin

When I joined Atlas in 2003 we had way too much geographic and sector complexity. We had legal, PR and recruitment services at our main locations. I joined Atlas Venture 9 years ago.

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7 Reasons You Need a Mentor

Inc Startups

Hower explained in a November interview that in 2003 Hoffman saw-- correctly it turned out -- that social networks would be important for business.

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52 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


The beauty of working in PR is that you get to learn how other companies and industries operate. Before my business partner, Lina Khalil, and I started Fetch Public Relations, we noticed a disconnect in the expected result of PR and the actual deliverable.

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The Inside Story of a Small Startup Acquisition (Part 1)

Software By Rob

The site was once great; marketed by a high-end NYC PR firm. It had ancient hard drives, an installation of Windows Server 2003 that hadn’t been refreshed for 5 or 6 years, and two SQL Server databases that had not been re-indexed (or had any visible maintenance) for 3 years.

Some Things Great Software Companies Do That You Don’t Have To | Rob Castaneda, ServiceRocket | BoS USA 2016

Business of Software Blog

Hey, I need help installing Jura – back in 2003 or 2004. It’s very easy to be hidden behind what’s there and they have an amazing PR machine so there’s a lot of noise going out there and a lot of press and blogs and advertising. In 2003, who really needs training to log a bug? Our PR budgets weren’t huge. Rob Castaneda, CEO, ServiceRocket.

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Why Most Start-Ups Don't Get Press

Inc Startups

"PR isnt about hits and it isnt about placement," says Brooke Hammerling, who''s worked with Oracle, Charity: Water, and Wordpress. She also happened to make the cover of The New York Times’ Sunday business section a few years ago as the poster woman for doing tech PR differently.

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Thursday Guest Stars :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.

Duct Tape Marketing

David Meerman Scott David is the author of 7 books, Real-Time Marketing & PR , is his newest addition to the collection.

Does Crowdfunding Work for Early Stage Growth Companies?

VC Deal Lawyer

This site appears to be the oldest, dating back to 2003.

It's Not All Rovio - Supercell Is Defining Finnish Mobile Gaming


The company was founded in 2003, but didn't see their first breakaway success until the release of Angry Birds in 2009. Supercell's games are more social than Rovio's, allowing them to be "everywhere" without PR pushes, or seeing game-branded soft drinks or candy in stores.

Elephants Can Dance – Reinventing HP « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

After failing dismally at making disposable digital cameras in 2003 Pure Digital Technologies reinvented their company in 2007 to make the Flip line of camcorders.

Twitter Link Roundup #50 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

“We create as much information in 2 days now as we did from the dawn of man through 2003″ – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

The Things I Wish I Could’ve Told Young Mr Fishkin | Rand Fishkin, Moz | BoS EU 2016

Business of Software Blog

From 2003 to 2007, 5 nights a week, Sunday to Thursday I blogged from 10 PM to 2 AM and put out a post every night and that built up our audience through what we didn’t call content marketing yet but today would.

Vistaprint Acquires Webs for $117 Million

Inc Startups

Their then-14-year-old youngest brother, Idris, did a little PR for the fledgling company, listing it on a web directory. Between 2003 and 2007, Freewebs grew 1,704 percent, according to the company history. (It Three brothers founded Webs, which ranked on the Inc.

How Do I Get More Leads in the Top of the Funnel 1 :: Small.

Duct Tape Marketing

David Meerman Scott David is the author of 7 books, Real-Time Marketing & PR , is his newest addition to the collection.

We Will Be the Best-Run Business in America

Inc Startups

Potterfield's lifelong enthusiasm for guns carried MidwayUSA, a purveyor of shooting supplies and hunting gear, to $40 million in sales from its founding in 1977 to 2003. Highly Targeted Larry Potterfield's company has more than 1,500 formal business processes.'>

Crowdfunding Platforms Make Their First Steps in Russia


The US platform Kickstarter is more appealing to tech projects in terms of both financial and PR impact,” he believes. Online crowdfunding started to develop in the mid-2000s with such projects as Artistshare.com (USA, 2003), Sellaband.com (Netherlands, 2006), and Mymajorcompany (France, 2007). Young Russian film makers, musicians, fashion designers, game developers and tech innovators are now offered a new way to raise the early stage financing they need.

My year without pants ??? Scott Berkun at BoS 2013

Business of Software Blog

I was a project manager for there for a while, and I quit my job in software, in about 2003, to write books. So, WordPress, the open source project, was started in 2003. They don’t do PR; they don’t do marketing.

World's Worst Employees

Inc Startups

That left Fedex to pick up the pieces of a PR mess in the middle of the holiday shipping rush. In 2003, then 16-year-old David Lennon was reportedly canned from his part-time job at Domestic & General Group, a British insurance company.

The Untold Story of Larry Page's Incredible Comeback

Inc Startups

Google Books, launched in 2003, has come to encompass 20 million volumes, and it continues to grow. Page, his chief PR executive, Rachel Whetstone, and Google''s CMO, Lorraine Twohill, had spent the day before in a Vancouver hotel room working on the presentation.

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.


also, just to clarify, the first idea we worked on that we called “meebo&# back in 2003 was my idea. Tech Gadgets Mobile Enterprise GreenTech CrunchBase TechCrunch TV Disrupt SF More TechCrunch TV Beta Invites Crunchies Elevator Pitches Gillmor Gang Podcasts TechCrunch Europe TechCrunch Trends TechCrunch France TechCrunch Japan Whats Hot: Android Apple Facebook Google Microsoft Twitter Yahoo Zynga Subscribe: From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

California Startup Gold – bring it here to scale it

Scalable Startup

Great PR and finance firms, but not many startups. In 2003 Electronic Arts actually moved their headquarters from Silicon Valley to Playa Vista, an crazy move at the time, and accelerated their growth as a result. Most of my 25 year career has been in California; about half of those in Silicon Valley.