What's Wrong With Sensationalist Media

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Check out this email I got from a major media company this past week: I was just talking to my boss about New York's tech scene and the types of stories I should go after. He  He wants me to get a little personal like digging into how founders and investors are actually using all this money flowing into the city. But beyond the typical, there must be some stories that have gone unreported or overlooked.

7 Social Media Marketing Habits That Lead To Failure


If your campaigns are using a range of social media marketing habits that lead to failure, then it's time to make a change. Social media marketing (SMM) not working is simply a sign that you need to identify what's going wrong and try again. Enroll For A Digital Media Course Today!

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The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012


UX Study The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012. September 4th, 2012. September 4th, 2012 7:05 am. September 4th, 2012 7:21 am. September 4th, 2012 7:33 am. September 4th, 2012 11:46 pm. September 4th, 2012 8:47 am. September 4th, 2012 8:58 am.

Favorite Longreads of 2012


The concept of computer generated “multi-media” dates back to the early 1990’s, which is the first time we could imagine text, pictures, audio, and video all combined in a single content offering. Jeff Bezos on Charlie Rose, November 16, 2012.

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[Infographic] Online Marketing In 2012: What You Need To Know


For 2012, there are some trends that you need to be aware of. 68-percent of businesses plan to integrate social media marketing with their e-mail marketing. Others 2012 digital marketing e-commerce marketing mobile marketing Online marketing online trends social networks

Too Many Small Businesses Still Ignore Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

When my friend’s small business was struggling a while back, I suggested he add some social media marketing initiatives, and his answer was that he was “too busy.” Develop a marketing strategy specific to this media. Social media demands two-way communication, rather than outbound only.

Define Startup Social Media Goals and Metrics Early

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur these days, or trying to grow an existing business, everyone is telling you that you need to use social media. Social media is the realm of public opinion and customer conversations. entrepreneur startup metrics social media business

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Tips For an Awesome Social Media Campaign

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

For small businesses and international corporations alike, social media platforms have become an essential part of marketing strategies. Millions of users are posting information on a daily basis, and social media sites exist primarily as an avenue for community interaction.

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics


Sign in with Facebook or Facebook Mashable Social Media All Social Media How-To Facebook Twitter YouTube Google+ Featured in Social Media Tech All Tech Apps & Software Dev & Design Gadgets Mobile Featured in Tech Business All Business Advertising Marketing Media Small Business Startups Featured in Business Entertainment All Entertainment Film Gaming Music TV Featured in Entertainment US & World All US & World Politics Social Good U.S. February 9, 2012 by Ann Smarty.

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2012 Most Interesting Social Media Statistics from the HuffingtonPost [Infographic]

Soho Solutionist

The folks over at iStrategy Labs took 100 statistics about social media from a recent Huffington Post article and created a pretty nifty infographic. Blog Social Media For Business Social Media statisticsThe results may or may not surprise you, but they are telling about some of the [.].

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5 Steps to Successful Marketing With Multiple Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and startups often ask if they should use social media for marketing, digital media, or traditional media. The place to start today is if your company only uses traditional media for marketing, or no marketing. Focus first on the social media trinity.

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7 Worst Tweets of 2012

Inc Startups

Don't make these social media mistakes. This will be remembered as the year business took the social media plunge. More than 80% of executives now believe their brands can get more sales and bigger market share by using social media, according to a 2012 Economist report.

Serious Entrepreneurs Master Media Training Early

Startup Professionals Musings

Now, even the earliest stage startup can rise to visibility or be forever lost by their first media spotlight, so it behooves us all to know the rules early. Most entrepreneurs I know admit to a poor first media interaction, and many are still waiting for the instant replay.

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Social Media Election 2012: Obama vs. Romney

Inc Startups

Take a look at how the Obama and Romney social media campaigns measured up this summer

Highlights On The Business of Software (2012)


Early in 2012, when the conference dates were announced, I jumped at the opportunity and registered right away, even before the speakers had been announced. With what I had seen over the past two years, I had full confidence that the 2012 lineup would be top notch.

How to Sell Anything Using Social Media

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Sell Anything Using Social Media This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. One of my predictions for 2012 is that more people will come to understand that you can indeed do business using social networks and, frankly, I’m already seeing it.

The Classy Way To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup


Nicholas is the co-founder of MediaGraph , a public relations platform that enables small businesses to manage their own media outreach. So here's an idea to try when getting media coverage for your startup - don't start by pitching the product.

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Seed Bubble Watch 1st Half 2012

Possible Insight

My prediction is that when the full year 2012 numbers come out in April 2013, we’ll see 2012 angel investing at slightly over $10B. Given IA Ventures ‘ big raise noted in our last installment, we’ve got two NYC new media funds blowing up.

7 Kinds of Social Media Companions You Must Avoid

Life Beyond Code

Social media seems easy but only those who have tasted it know that it can be super-frustrating. For one, social media provides shortcuts to start a conversation. Here are seven kinds of social media companions you can avoid: 1.

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Five Valuable Tools to Facilitate Your Social Media Strategies

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Utilizing social media in your online endeavors should be an essential component of your overall strategy. Perhaps the most popular of the social media management tools, Hootsuite definitely sets a high standard. Does keeping up with social media updates bog you down?

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Media: What's Past is Prologue


Apr 19, 2012. Media: Whats Past is Prologue. At the same time, over the past few years we have seen the transformation of how media is produced and distributed. Many of the traditional roles, or competencies, normally assigned to media companies - financing, production, distribution, promotion, marketing - have been disaggregated. In this environment, the role for the "media company" is vastly different than the last few decades. Media: Whats Past is Prologue.

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Check out the wonderful things my clients shipped in 2012!

Escape From Cubicle Nation

On this last day of 2012, as we prepare for a rocking 2013, I am tremendously proud to celebrate and share the people I have been lucky enough to work with this year. Brenda Horton launched her goal planning software productivity tool, Actionplanr in 4th quarter of 2012!

How To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup: A Complete Guide


The following is a guest post by Leo Widrich , co-founder of Buffer, a smarter way to post on Social Media. And one of the things I still fail on, is getting covered by mainstream media, such as CNN, Forbes,and FastCompany and co.

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The Power of Torso TV (Why Media is Racing to the Middle)

Both Sides of the Table

It was especially influential in my mind in thinking about media. At the simplest level you can think about markets in terms of the number of times media is consumed and/or purchased by people plotted against the total number of content of that media type that is available. This was how companies who produced media became big before the Internet. There were no physical forms to store the media – VHS, DVDs then DVRs have obviously changed this.

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12 Female Entrepreneurs Who Inspired Us in 2012

Inc Startups

These young women behind companies including Spanx and Polyvore made it big in 2012. Kathryn Minshew of The Muse In 2012, I have been so impressed with fellow YEC member Kathryn Minshew. Shradha Agarwal of ContextMedia Shradha Agarwal with Context Media is an up-and-coming leader.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community – August 2012

Rob Go

Just hired Yahoo’s VP Media Sales. Another year, another guide. Summer is always the time when large numbers of new participants in the tech ecosystem arrive and start to get their bearings.

5 Social Media Marketing Myths Debunked

Up and Running

Read Evanne Schmarder’s 5 Social Media Marketing Myths: Busted on the Huffington Post yesterday: Myth 1: Social media marketing is free. However, a monetary value must be placed on the time spent to develop the platform and the creation and implementation of an online social media strategy. Your social media communications plan must be as carefully crafted as any of your other marketing efforts. Social media is a powerful tool, fun, and worth the effort.

What Most Small Businesses Are Doing Wrong on Social Media (And 5 Tips For Success)

Duct Tape Marketing

Dave Kerpen is the CEO of Likeable , a social media agency that has worked with more than 200 leading brands, including Verizon and Neutrogena. He is author of The New York Times best seller Likeable Social Media. Spend at least 30 minutes a day on social media.

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Every Entrepreneur Needs to Master Public Speaking

Startup Professionals Musings

In her book, Jan devotes a whole chapter to speaking to the media, as a key aspect of public speaking. Your skills will be implicitly critiqued by industry analysts, potential strategic partners, your competitors, and the media.

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Free social-media webinar with Mari Smith and me

How to Change the World

Mari Smith and I are going to have a rocking time explaining the seven hottest social-media business trends in a FREE webinar. Sign up here: [link]. See you on March 28th

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Gust Blog - Thoughts on startups by investors that fund them


And in January I saw that digital music overtook physical media for the first time in 2011, something I expected since 1998. June 19th, 2012. June 17th, 2012. June 13th, 2012. June 10th, 2012. June 5th, 2012. June 4th, 2012. May 29th, 2012.

Trial and Error for Business Social Media Will Fail

Startup Professionals Musings

Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business. Obviously, the platforms and how you use social media would be different for lead generation versus service and support.

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Social Media Strategy for Novices

Inc Startups

Have you been avoiding social media because you don't know where to start? How can a social media novice start thinking about implementing a social strategy? Perhaps you're from a small or mid-sized business, which still hasn't gotten on the social media bandwagon.

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Entrepreneurs Have Control When Things Work, VCs Have Control When They Don't

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

My friend Dave Winer put up an interesting discussion thread a few days ago talking about the sustainability of social media platforms. I did an interview yesterday in Buffalo, NY where I was the past couple days for the launch of the Z80 incubator.

The New Networking: Ultimate LinkedIn Guide For 2012 Grads


(We’ve looked) at how social media sites can be used as powerful networking tools for new college graduates, sharing our best picks for tips, tools, and more for Facebook , Twitter , and now, LinkedIn. Resources LinkedIn resources social media social networking social networks

11 Industries That Benefit Most From Social Media


More and more businesses these days are catching on to the fact that social media is kind of a big deal. Customers expect to be able to connect with brands they care about, and those who do this well can enjoy the benefits of what social media can do. Old media.

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Secrets of a Lucrative Social Media Campaign

Inc Startups

How one unsexy company used social media to reach an entirely new, youthful customer base, and grew revenue 96%. The solution that Yasin and his team came up with in March 2012 was to create a social media campaign built around preparing people for adventure travel.

[Infographic] Social Media Guidelines At Work


We all need to have a work-life balance, but that can be applied to our social media use as well – especially when it comes to our professional relationships. Advice For The Young At Heart professionalism social media social media guidelines social media policy youth

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5 Social Media Lessons Gleaned from a New SMB Study

Duct Tape Marketing

There is no shortage of social media advice. This is why sound research is so important and why we teamed with Duct Tape Marketing to conduct a statistically valid social media survey of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Customer Service Social Media Facebook Frank Strong

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Happy New Year! Product Management in 2012

The Product Guy

Yet, with all these changes, we can all expect ever more exciting trends, processes, and, especially, products in 2012! Based on my interactions with the product management community, the following are my predictions for the big trends of 2012. There will be a broad-based movement back to enabling the offline application, powered by HTML5, from document management to media consumption. In demand skills of the product manager of 2012 (and beyond)… Tech / programming.

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