• INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
    [Media] How to Determine the Perfect Webinar Topic
    Social Media ToolkitHere's a simple tip to ensure your next webinar resonates in a real way with your target audience.
  • THE STARTUP MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
    [Media] Five Questions You Need To Answer Before Choosing A Video Production Company
    Check out the company’s site and blog, take a look at their social media pages, watch their sample videos and contact them over the phone. Online videos can benefit your marketing strategy but it is important to carefully choose who will work with you on this project. There are countless production companies and finding the right one can be time-consuming. You might feel that watching a few samples before choosing a company is a good approach.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
    [Media] Driving Your Business with Dashboards
    How many sales or leads were captured via social media marketing efforts? One of my favorites is a tool called Cyfe , which is an all-in-one online business dashboard that allows you to monitor social media, analytics, marketing, sales, support, infrastructure…the works! Driving Your Business with Dashboards written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
    [Media] Facebook Just Put A Nail in the Revenge Porn Coffin
    AI now blocks the distribution of non-consensual images on the most popular social media platform ever. And, it's the same technology you may have already used. Innovate
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Media] Four Modern Budget-Slashing Tips For Seriously Swift Start-ups
    Growing your business via social media, blogging and link-building outreach can be done for a relatively low price point versus costly native or social ads, for example. Smart start-ups know how to save money, plain and simple. However, being mindful of your budget can be difficult, especially in an age of start-ups where everyone is constantly trying to one-up each other.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Media] How You Can Leverage Social Media as an Entrepreneur
    There are many benefits to connecting with business contacts on social media, including a more authentic relationship and discovering mutual interests. Social Media Toolkit
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Media] Why A Content Development Strategy Is Important For Your Website
    When the buzz surrounding your site on social media begins to increase, this will also help to improve your SEO ranking. If you have a small business, you may have noticed that some of your competitors’ sites are ranking higher than yours despite your best SEO efforts. Typically, websites that contain quality content are rewarded by major search engines like Google with excellent conversion rates and high rankings in the search results.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Media] MIT Media Lab Hands You a Compass (Not a Map) for Future Success
    Business is complex and volatile and those who don't read the signs of the times will be left behind. Strategy
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Media] The Beginner’s Guide to Google Optimize
    You have a tool for keyword ranking, a tool for broken links, a tool for social media mention monitoring, a tool for social media analytics, a tool for… you get the idea. Chances are, you’ve heard of Google Optimize by now. It’s Google’s solution for A/B testing and personalization. It launched in beta last year, which left optimizers around the world waiting in line to try it out. Now that it’s out of beta, you can give it a try without the wait.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Media] New Study Shows Business Owners How to Reach Gen Y Consumers
    New research from suggests that mobile and social media marketing to play even greater role in the future. Marketing
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Media] Home-Based Businesses – A Look Back In Time To 1985 And Beyond
    There weren’t groups you could ask or experts sharing their tips on social media, podcasts, etc. There are still some around, but social media pretty much replaced them. Social media. I had a client who had a new site that was set up exclusively with social media in mind. When she first approached me she said, “Social media is here to stay and I want to get ahead of the game.” Here again was another new term… social media!
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Media] 3 Reasons to Thank Your Haters (and How to Do It)
    Rather than cursing employees who leave negative reviews on career sites or social media, you should really be thanking them.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Media] 7 Ways to Grow Your Startup With Video
    See Also: How to Calculate Social Media Marketing ROI for Your Small Business. Pick one or two social media channels where your target market is represented the most and build a strong presence there. See Also: How to Choose Which Social Media Platforms Are Right for Your Business. Managing a Business customers marketing Social Media Marketing video video marketingVideo is one of the best tools to leverage right now to accelerate your business growth.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017
    [Media] Över Disken Zithromax 500 mg * Stora rabatter, Inga recept behövs
    Hos barn är det effektivt mot otitis media, lunginflammation, halsfluss och streptokocker i hals. Över Disken Zithromax 500 mg. Generisk Zithromax. Där jag kan få Zithromax På nätet. Generisc Zithromax för att behandla många olika typer av bakteriella infektioner såsom luftvägsinfektioner, hudinfektioner och sexuellt överförbara sjukdomar. Gradering 4.7 stjärnor, baserat på 359 användare kommentarer. Pris början från €0.4 Per piller.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017
    [Media] 4 Ways to Ramp Up Your Content's Impact Through Social
    Too many marketers make the mistake of thinking that posting content amounts to a solid social media distribution strategy -- and content distribution requires a lot more thought and creativity than that. Marketing
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017
    [Media] Weekend Favs April 22
    Capzool – Capzool is the only platform of ready-to-use, complete social media posts for businesses. Weekend Favs April 22 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
    [Media] 5 Hacks for Increasing Traffic to Your E-Commerce Site
    Give Out Complimentary Samples You can promote your e-commerce site’s offerings by gifting popular social media users with complimentary samples. If you want higher traffic for your online store, nothing can beat the amazing power social media holds. Ask them if they would consider posting information about your store to their social media accounts. Stay Active on Social Media A strong social media presence is key for any online business that wants to thrive.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
    [Media] Is Diversity An Emerging Market or Sector?
    My focus is to leverage media to highlight, connect, and empower a more blended community, that represents the diverse world we live in through the stories of diverse entrepreneurs and the companies they build to empower entrepreneurs from all walks of life through BLNDED Media. Diversity continues to be a hot topic of discussion and it’s great that more folks are talking it, but I asked myself recently, what actions are being taken?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
    [Media] Nurturing Your Customers For The Long Run
    What you do notice is some excellent advice that ranges from managing your content marketing, social media, and general advice on making yourself a better content marketer. by Augustus Franklin, founder and CEO of CallHub. I’m proud to say that I never speak with my longest standing customer. They’ve been with my company even before we officially got into our current market niche. A lot of their feedback has shaped the direction of my product. So why don’t we talk anymore?
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
    [Media] Making Trend Spotting Help Your Future Business | Eva Pascoe, The Retail Practice | BoS Europe 2016
    I am happy to watch my cats on social media, I’m not shopping on it. Eva Pascoe, Director of Ecommerce, The Retail Practice. So much of what we take for granted today has only just been invented, some of it by Eva. Eva’s career has been built off the back of spotting and acting on emerging trends and she knows stuff! Eva founded the world’s first Internet Cafe – where David Bowie and Gary Barlow learned about the Internet.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
    [Media] Affordable Tools to Help Maximize Your Social Media Presence
    Affordable Tools to Help Maximize Your Social Media Presence written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Social media has tilted the marketing landscape, with close to 90 percent of marketers believing in the importance of social media marketing—a practice that saw a spending of close to $10 billion in 2015. And as its reach has expanded, heightened importance has been placed on social media management, monitoring, analysis, automation and content creation.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
    [Media] Smart Entrepreneurs Favor People-Centric Leadership
    In addition, today’s customers judge a company by perceived people relationships through social media, phone conversations, and sales experiences. Every business needs repeatable processes to grow and thrive, but modern business processes need the right people to make them efficient and productive. The right people make productive processes, not the other way around.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
    [Media] Why You Should (or Shouldn't) Be Facebook Friends With Your Clients
    Social Media ToolkitShould you add a potential client or current client as a Facebook friend? and no.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
    [Media] How Your Health Impacts Your Business Success: Three Fundamentals To Obtain Clarity In Thinking
    He is author of “ The Simple Secrets of Intellectual Property “, “ The Simple Secrets of Being an Entrepreneur “, “ The Simple Secrets of Social Media “, and “ The Simple Secrets of Crowdfunding “. by Michael S. Melfi, author of “ The Simple Secrets of Being an Entrepreneur “. Many studies have been done correlating how performance impacts success. There are those who subscribe to the fact that those with behaviors around a healthy mind and body are more likely to be successful.
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
    [Media] Option to shift legal notices from newspapers to government websites advances
    AP) — The latest legislative attempt to let all North Carolina local governments post required legal notices on their websites instead of the newspaper is advancing despite worries by media representatives that it will limit public information access RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
    [Media] Sex, Lies and Video Apps
    What the United Airlines debacle can teach small business owners about communication the age of social media.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
    [Media] The importance of being an expert-generalist
    In my seventeen years in this industry, I have invested in enterprise software, semiconductors, SaaS, social media, adtech, and ecommerce across multiple sectors. I am in the Elon Musk fan club. It’s hard not to be in awe of what he’s achieved – four multi-billion dollar companies and he’s only in his forties. I’ve even read his biography , not something I’ve done for many people.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
    [Media] 5 Myths About Your Clients and Social Media That You Should Forget Right Now
    5 Myths About Your Clients and Social Media That You Should Forget Right Now written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. When it comes to social media marketing, any small business can utilize their online presence for lead generation. But, if social media marketing is so easy to leverage, then why do 65% of companies state, according to Hubspot, that lead generation and traffic is one of their top marketing concerns? Social Media Megan Prangley
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Media] This is How to Recover From a Social Media Disaster
    This is how to plan, respond, and recover from a social media disaster. Social Media ToolkitManaging your company reputation can be challenging in today's volatile online world.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Media] It’s Time For You To Learn How To Market Yourself
    In today’s increasingly social media driven world, businesses are not merely cold, impersonal corporate entities. It’s a Good Idea to Keep on Top of New Developments in the Media. Many corporate professionals, such as Christopher Pivik and others, have managed to build an extremely enviable public reputation simply by making adroit use of the media. You Don’t Want to Lag Behind on New Social Media Developments.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Media] 5 Keys To Building A Loyal Social Media Audience And Personal Brand
    Social Media ToolkitFitness entrepreneur Amanda Bucci helps explain how it really works.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Media] Startup Xpenditure turned down 20 VCs, but for what?
    Feted by startup founders, by the media and by government, VC’s wield power, influence and, most importantly, money. In the startup world, venture capitalists can find themselves treated as demigods. Alternatives to VC rounds are rarely considered. It’s expected that Series B follows A, and A follows seed. For a young startup ‘VC-funded’ is seen as a badge of honour to attract new employees and investors.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Media] Taco Bell Is Putting Marketing in Your Hands (and Instagram's the Science-Based Secret Weapon)
    Taco Bell's new science-backed marketing strategy hits hardcore on social media platforms like Twitter--and it's serving up incredible success. Innovate
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
    [Media] Bracing For Impact – 4 Strategies For Leveraging The Next Global Disruption
    MIT’s Media Lab announced that it has created a 4-D television that allows viewers to reach through the screen and touch the objects they are viewing. by Shane Cragun and Kate Sweetman, coauthors of “ Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption “ We suggest the only constant going forward is change. We’re talking massive, disruptive, and tumultuous change. It is beginning to look like radical change will be THE absolute going forward in the 21st century.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
    [Media] LinkedIn Just Made 2 Savvy Moves - Did You See Them?
    Social Media ToolkitLinkedIn quietly released a pair of updates that signal a major shift on the world's largest platform for professionals.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
    [Media] The REAL Struggles of Young Adults Post-College: From The Subject Experts Themselves
    Earlier in the week I posed a question via my social media accounts and the question was, “What are some things you think young adults struggle with when looking for a job after college?” Hey Everyone! I could have went straight to the academic advisers to get well calculated data and analytical answers (which I did) but I decided who better to tell the story and give the advice but the subject matter experts themselves.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
    [Media] How the Star of The Office Launched a Business With a Stranger
    When star of The Office Rainn Wilson began forming his media and production business SoulPancake, he had no idea that Shabnam Mogharabi--now the company's CEO--had had the very same idea. People
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
    [Media] eCommerce Endeavours – How Web Scraping Can Help You Expand Your Online Store
    Web scraping can be used to generate all types of data from pricing information to social media sentiments. Customer insights collected from reviews and social media can also be used to influence product development. Customer insights such as online behaviors and sentiments expressed on social media can help you decide where and how to best target your customers with advertisements.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Media] Legal Impact Of Data Protection And Management In The Digital Age
    by Steve Tan, Deputy Head and key partner in Rajah & Tann Singapore ’s TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) practice group. For more insights, join Steve Tan, Partner, Deputy Head – Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Rajah & Tann LLP at the CommunicAsia2017 Summit on Conference Day 2, 24 May 2017 speaking on the topic ‘Grappling with the Internet of Things, Disruptive Technology, Cloud of Things and Data Privacy’.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Media] Looking for your summer internship? Look no further.
    Thrillbox Thrillbox is an immersive media analytics platform that provides distribution tools for content generators, advertising agencies, vendors, and networks. You will be creating and scheduling social media posts for our Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter accounts. This will include management of both organic and paid media and replying to any comments made on those posts.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Media] 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Using Social Media for Your Business
    Social Media ToolkitKnow your audience and know your platform, and you'll be set.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Media] Business Milestones That Deserve A Gift
    Highlight them in a social media post or on your website. by Lea Schneider. Building a successful recognition program becomes a way to let employees know how they are doing. Everyone loves a pat on the back, and they shouldn’t need to wait until they flip over the calendar and see it’s Employee Appreciation Day to get one.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Media] How Future-Proof is Your Company (and Your Career)?
    Due to social media and the Internet, these relationships now need to extend to customers, partners, and suppliers. When you are growing a business, it’s hard to find time to focus on anything but the crises of today. Yet if you don’t spend some resources preparing for the changes in the marketplace we already know about, there may be no tomorrow for your business. In my years of mentoring and advising business leaders, I find that real planning for the future always gets the short shrift.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Media] Five Keys To Leading In The Age Of Analytics
    This includes lower level of granular data, social media information, search data, images, and keeping a richer history of information. by Andrew Wells and Kathy Chiang, co-authors of “ Monetizing Your Data: A Guide to Turning Data into Profit-Driving Strategies and Solutions “ Data and analytics have redefined the way we compete. Data is a critical corporate asset that organizations are starting to monetize in new ways to get ahead of their competition. The bottom line?
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017
    [Media] How to run a Demo Day pitch event
    The main benefit at that point is so that the presenters can announce on social media that they won an award. I’ve run more than 100 demo days and have learned the hard way what to do and what not to do. Follow these tips to make sure your event runs smoothly and your startups look their best! Participant Instructions Be draconian strict about the slide format. Make everyone follow it and don’t let them make changes at the last minute.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
    [Media] Design Chica Spotlight: Autumn Taylor
    She is currently a KnOWLedge Purveyor and Media Master for Owlchemy Labs , where she helps manage community, social media, and events. I largely focused on other media — film production, writing, et cetera — but when I got my degree in public relations and advertising I found myself combining all the things I’d ever been involved with into VR. Autumn Rose Taylor is a virtual reality evangelist and creative communicator.
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
    [Media] North Carolina legislator apologizes for Hitler statement
    AP) — The North Carolina legislator who compared President Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler has issued an apology, but he blamed the media for distorting his comments and said both men were "obviously bad guys CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
    [Media] How Social Media Can Bring The Right Customers For Your Business Using Word Of Mouth
    How Social Media Can Bring The Right Customers For Your Business Using Word Of Mouth written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Here’s how social media word-of-mouth can help: Social Media & the Wonderful World of WOMM. As we work to grow our businesses in what has become a highly digitized, social media-obsessed world, word-of-mouth marketing (WOMM) is more relevant than ever before. Can Social Media Word of Mouth really work?
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
    [Media] Best Podcasts Focused on Diversity in Tech
    Open For Business Host: John Henry , produced by ebay and Gimlet Creative, a company of Gimlet media. According to Edison Research , as of 2016, 21% of Americans 12 or older have listed to a podcast, up from 12% in 2013. In 2016, 64% people, 12 and over say they “most often” listen to podcast on their mobile device. Up from 55% in 2015. The following podcasts have a diversity focus within technology.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
    [Media] 8 Principles For Building A Competitive Core Business
    He talks in detail about ten of the key challenges that Facebook faced in their growth, to move from a tiny social media upstart to one of the most successful companies in the world. Facebook may seem like an overnight success, but in reality it faced the same challenges as any new business, including existing well-known social media competitors like MySpace and Friendster. Many new business owners I know have learned the hard way that you can never be everything for everyone.
  • YFS MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
    [Media] How To Develop A Winning Mobile Advertising Strategy
    Media consumption is moving to mobile. If you want to make the most out of a small advertising budget, consider mobile advertising. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing mobile mobile advertising mobile marketing
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Media] How Gatorade and Snapchat Are Leveraging the Power of Mobile to Inspire Athletes
    Social Media ToolkitWhen Gatorade and Snapchat get together to tell stories it makes for a unique user experience.
  • YFS MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Media] Is Social Media Hurting Your Business?
    Does social media help our hurt your business? Here are five tips to make social media work for your business and not be the death of it. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing productivity social media social media marketing
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Media] The Comprehensive Guide to Social Media Ad Marketing
    The Comprehensive Guide to Social Media Ad Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. As per the latest research , social media ad spend overwhelmingly surpassed television by the end of 2016- a result that wasn’t predicted. Additionally, it’s predicted that the amount of money spent on social media advertising is set to catch up with newspaper ad revenues by 2020. Before we begin, let’s understand what is a social media ad.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Media] 7 Strategies of Digital Marketing for Busy Entrepreneurs
    They can post on your social media and keep the content current even when you are away handling more pressing matters. The average entrepreneur these days has much more to think about and is quite a bit busier than 40 years ago. There was a time where you simply opened your doors and the local public was excited about the opportunity to go into the new store. These days in this global society, the entrepreneur life can get quite a bit more hectic.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Media] How Can Parental Control Apps Help Protect Your Child’s Online Safety?
    Whether they’re using Wikipedia to finish their homework, playing online games, watching movies or socializing with their friends on social media, the internet has become an integral part of their lives and is helpful to them in every way. We wouldn’t want to deny the fact that internet has become a necessity for everyone in today’s digital age. Be it a businessman, an employee, or a student – everyone needs the services of the internet in order to conduct the activities of their life.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Media] How to Maximize Productivity in Your Digital Marketing Team
    Email marketing, web design, SEO, paid search advertising, social media marketing and web analytics are just some of them. Productivity is one of the most cherished values in the professional world. When important business decisions are made, productivity and profitability are almost always the primary determinants of outcomes.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    [Media] Maria Shriver Talks Fake News and a Changing Media Landscape
    Here's what award-winning journalist Maria Shriver had to say about fake news, changes taking place in media, and how partnerships can play a vital role in building a successful media brand.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    [Media] 5 Ways To Build a Strong Personal Brand on Instagram
    Social Media ToolkitBuild an Instagram following around your passion with these tactics.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    [Media] Google Pushes Back on Gender Pay Gap Allegations by Outlining Compensation Method
    The media giant says analysts who determine wages don't know an employee's gender.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    [Media] 5 Strategies Experts Use to Get Clients from LinkedIn
    Social Media ToolkitHere are a handful of proven strategies to follow if you want to sell your products and services to the 500 million professionals gathered over on LinkedIn.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Media] Segmentation Is Killing Your Brand: Five Reasons To Find Your Unicorn Customer
    Deb Gabor is the author of “ Branding Is Sex: Get Your Customers Laid and Sell the Hell Out of Anything “ She is the founder of Sol Marketing which has led brand strategy engagements for organizations ranging from international household names like Dell, Microsoft, and NBC Universal, to digital winners like Allrecipes, Cheezburger, HomeAway and RetailMeNot, and dozens of early-stage tech and digital media titans.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Media] 5 Ways To Protect Your Idea From Theft
    Lewis Robinson is a business consultant specializing in social media marketing, CRM, and sales. by Lewis Robinson. With the constantly increasing ease in which information can be shared, it’s becoming harder for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to secure their business ideas to ensure competitors or other people do not unfairly steal them.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Media] Life Is The Bucket
    ” I know him from an angel investment in Dogster, a company he founded and ran from 2003 to 2011 when he sold it to SAY Media. I’m sitting up in Amy’s office on a beautiful Tuesday morning listening to the Liz Wright station Pandora. Amy is downstairs doing something with the dogs. I just cried for a few minutes after reading Ted Rheingold’s post As I Lay Dying. When I got to the final section, which he calls “Now,” I read it three times.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Media] Facebook Live Audio Is Rolling Out Soon. Here's How to Use It
    Social Media ToolkitIt's like a podcast--but it's on Facebook.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Media] How Systems Make Your Business More Human
    If you follow me on social media, you know I’m a big outdoorsman. How Systems Make Your Business More Human written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. I’m a huge fan of technology. Without it, my business would be in a much different place than it is now.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Media] Millennial Entrepreneurs: How to Fund a Business When You Still Have Student Loans
    Social media sites like LinkedIn and even Facebook can play a key role. Starting a business from scratch isn’t easy under any circumstances. But for members of the millennial generation, many of whom still sit atop a mountain of student loan debt, it can seem virtually impossible. Student debt has risen dramatically in recent years to become the largest single debt source among those under 40.
  • SILICONHILLS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Media] San Antonio-based Harland Clarke Acquires RetailMeNot for $630 million
    The combined company creates a large multi-channel media network with tens […] The post San Antonio-based Harland Clarke Acquires RetailMeNot for $630 million appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio-based Harland Clarke announced Monday it has acquired RetailMeNot for $11.60 per share or $600 million.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Media] The 3 Social Networks That Matter to Your Business and Why
    As a business, using social media as a marketing tool is a necessity. Social Media ToolkitBut all channels aren't created equal. Here's the top 3 social networks to focus on today.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Media] Founder Follies: “Startup: A Novel”
    Given the social media habits of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, this downward spiral isn’t likely to change soon. entrepreneurship austin books media startupThe Forrest Four-Cast: April 10, 2017 If you enjoyed “ Disrupted ” (the laugh-until-you-cry tell-all from veteran tech analyst Dan Lyons), then put “ Startup: A Novel ” on your spring / summer reading list.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Media] 5 Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch Online
    MediaFrom Tony Robbins to an Internet celebrity, see what it takes to run a business.
  • THE STARTUP MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Media] Can you do the SEO for your business?
    Do not forget social media. One of the best things about social media is that you do not have to pay for it. You should not start up a social media presence then proceed to neglect it. Once you have a social media account you need to post relevant content on a regular basis. If you own your own business there is a good chance that finances may be tight; especially if you are just starting out.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
    [Media] Nine Ways To Avoid Getting Hooked By W-2 Phishing Schemes
    Avoid public sharing on your website or social media pages information about your senior executives. by John Farley and Emily Seick, Hub International. The W-2 phishing expedition is one of the fastest growing cyber scams today, and it’s especially relevant as the April 15 income tax filing deadline approaches. Here’s how it works: Scammers pose via email as a senior company executive and request HR and Finance managers provide them copies of employee tax forms.
  • HEARPRENEUR  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
    [Media] 18 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business
    At that time, I had built my own social media following into the thousands (before the days of all the countless blogs on social media were created). Going back to my training days, I knew that impact would only happen if I were able to work 1 on 1 with people, so with years of experience in social media, coaching, and an MBA in hand, I started a business doing just that. Share Each business has a story.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
    [Media] 7 Tips On Maximizing Social Media Returns At Low Cost
    If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. Most social media outlets don’t require a subscription charge, but they certainly always require an investment, sometimes large, in people, in technology, your reputation, and your time. One of the classics, “ How to Make Money with Social Media ” by Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah, Ph.D., Assess social media relevance to your product or service.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
    [Media] How To Start an Innovative And Inspiring Blog For Your New Upstart 
    Go on social media and connect with industry influencers to see what they’re talking about. Another way blogs do this is to take part in social media mentions and respond to readers that reach out via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. A blog can be the perfect way to support your brand and business. The problem is getting your blog to stand out. There are many businesses running blogs but only a small handful of them gain any traction and have any influence in their market.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017
    [Media] Ten Great Videos from SXSW 2017, Vol 2
    Having moved from the social media playground to the hallowed halls of CNN, Neistat has now reached the big time. discovery sxsw creativity media innovationThe Forrest Four-Cast: April 8, 2017 We’ve posted even more videos from March Magic 2017 to the SXSW YouTube channel. Following up on Vol 1 of this series , 10 more of my favorite additions to this lineup include: Fred Armisen.
  • DAVID TETEN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
    [Media] First Annual MENA Tech Summit Launches in NY, for Investors and Entrepreneurs
    Media Contact: Zainab Al Dabbagh | zaldabbagh@abana.co | 1.212.599.3030 ext. When Harvard Business School’s Dean, Nitin Nohria, took office, he outlined five priorities to shape his agenda for the School during his tenure: curriculum innovation, intellectual ambition, internationalization, inclusion, and closer ties to the University. At HBS Alumni Angels, we have worked on initiatives in line with all 5 of those priorities.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
    [Media] Why Small Businesses Have the Social Media Marketing Advantage
    Why Small Businesses Have the Social Media Marketing Advantage written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. If you don’t already, using social media in business is a great way to engage with current customers as well as attract new ones. Small business social media marketing strategies actually have an advantage over big companies. Social media effectiveness boils down to engagement. Small Business Social Media. Joint social media marketing efforts.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
    [Media] 5 Steps On The Success Path For Every Small Business
    Start with a new understanding of real customer solutions needs, their search process in finding you (referral, website , social media), and most desired payment model, like one-time payment versus subscription, or lease versus purchase. Entrepreneurs always work hard to create an innovative product or service, but often count on standard seller marketing for sales. But the reality is that sellers are no longer in charge of the customer buying process.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
    [Media] Twitter Co-Founder Jumps on The Bandwagon With Those Selling Their Shares
    Social Media ToolkitThe sale has sparked negative speculation as to the financial future of the company.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
    [Media] The Anatomy of a Viral SnapChat Campaign
    Here's how the big dogs are using social media for a marketing slam dunk. Marketing
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
    [Media] 10 Tips To After-Hours Professional Gatherings
    Also, keep in mind that social media captures everything. by Sharon Schweitzer, author of “ Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Guide to Building Trust, Inspiring Respect, and Creating Long-Lasting Business Relationships “ From office-wide after-hours events, to anniversary parties and corporate retreats, work events are often characterized by a more relaxed, yet professional environment.
  • THE STARTUP MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
    [Media] 5 Essential Qualities Every Administrative Assistant Should Have
    Administrative assistants should have a working knowledge of social media. These businesses don’t have the resources available to hire a social media specialist. Your social media knowledge can help a business build its online presence. Many successful businesses heavily rely on their administrative professionals. An administrative assistant can be the wizard behind the company curtain, helping the office run efficiently.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
    [Media] Best Content Ideas for Small Business Owners
    As a small business owner, you have too much on your plate and not enough time to worry about posting engaging content on social media. Now, go show your audiences on your other social media pages! When it comes to your business on social media, aim to be informative and engaging through real-time, user-generated, and cross-promotional content, and make sure you’re actively interacting with fans and visitors.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
    [Media] Transcript of How to Produce Content with a Limited Budget
    You help them understand you know, we can talk on the phone for 30 minutes and record that and then I can go back and create in written form or maybe we do a podcast, like we’re talking on the phone right now and this is a form of content, you’ll turn that into a blog post and then you’ll share it on social media. Transcript of How to Produce Content with a Limited Budget written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
    [Media] 7 New Business Realities Challenging Every Business
    Today’s hyper connected people through social media, and linked economies through global finance cause even tiny country woes to ripple quickly through businesses around the world. Interact on social media to sense trend impacts on your business early. Even small business have a global reach these days, thanks to the Internet. Thus every entrepreneur and business owner needs to see their market in that context, understanding the global forces that will impact them sooner or later.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
    [Media] Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Marketing Communications
    Audience(s), Message, Media, Messenger. Select the media you want the message to be read/seen/heard on. These are very different audiences, each requires its own messages, media and messengers. Step 3: Media. Media means the type of communications media each audience member reads/listens to/watches. or social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). The media your prospective customers told you they use ought to be on top of your target media.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
    [Media] Tina Brown Made a Career of Being the Loudest Voice in the Room. Now She's Encouraging Other Women to Do the Same
    Tina Brown, founder of Tina Brown Live Media and former editor-in-chief of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair , describes the gender barriers she's had to overcome, and how she endeavors to give women a platform today. People
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Media] Business Development vs. Product Management
    He began his product work at Broadcast Interactive Media, where he launched a video publishing platform for broadcast news sites. His industry experience includes media, start-ups, publishing, financial services, interactive agencies, tier 1 research intensive academic institutions and the stock media industry. He has been instrumental in transforming The Enthusiast Network into a leading digital media publisher.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Media] How to Choose Digital Marketing Channels for Long Term Growth
    Content marketing is a centralized channel that also has overlap with others, such as SEO, social media, and public relations. How you decide to invest in marketing channels can make or break your business. That sounds like an obvious statement, but not a lot of people think about it critically. Rather, marketers get trapped in the fervent anxiety of needing to be everywhere at once. This is both ineffective and stressful.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Media] What To Do if A False Accusation Of Crime Threatens Your Business
    Social media networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.). It’s your worst nightmare come true – you’ve been accused of and maybe even arrested for a crime that you didn’t commit. Whether it’s involving your business or your personal life, you’re now playing the waiting game; it’s a countdown to the court date and you’re praying that the jury will have their eyes open.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Media] 5 Steps To Take To Start Your Own Online Car Parts Store
    You will want to sign up to the popular social media platforms and socialise with potential customers. As well as the social media aspect to marketing, you will also want to concentrate on a search engine presence that will provide you with organic traffic for free. If you are a car fanatic or you are looking for a good opportunity to start selling car parts online, it can be done very easily with the many free online tools at your disposal.
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Media] Introducing Gotham Voices: An Email Newsletter for NY Tech
    Independently, one of the things I’ve noticed about social media tech conversations is that they tend to be overly centered on founders and operators from Silicon Valley. TL;DR: We’re launching a newsletter highlighting the best content from the NYC tech community. Fill out the form below to get Gotham Voices in your inbox each week, and read on to learn why we’re excited to launch this today. Subscribe to Gotham Voices. indicates required. First Name. Last Name.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Media] Cyber Security For Your Business – 6 Common Myths Debunked
    These security threats can often be blown out of proportion though, whether it’s via word of mouth, social media or marketing stunts, and which can add unnecessary concern for both businesses and customers. Truth: The Smartphone is now a go-to device for everything from making phone calls, shopping, sending emails and keeping all your social media updated, with computers and laptops becoming less and less popular as a daily device.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Media] How to Use Social Media to Find the Perfect Employee for Your Business
    For small businesses, it’s leveraging a tool that you use to market your products, promote Small Business Saturday sales, or to show off your new location—social media. The following steps will outline how you can best use social media—in particular, Facebook and Instagram—to hire for your small business. Finally, understanding the personality profile and skills needed to succeed in your business will help you target the right audience on social media.
  • THE STARTUP MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Media] How to Convert Abandoned Visitors
    It’s not just Google that offers the service, businesses such as AdRoll remarket businesses on social media platforms and other popular sites. Your site is performing, and you are succeeding in bringing traffic to your site – kudos to you! But wait, then you notice they are dropping off…. This is not a problem that you are alone in experiencing; it’s reported that nearly 68% of online shopping carts are abandoned.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017
    [Media] 5 Tips For Effective Networking
    This should be done sooner rather than later, so when you’re planning for your event, schedule in time for social media activity the day after the event. Along with social media activity, the morning after the event should be blocked off for other forms of follow-up. by Amanda Lambert, Marketing Manager at City Breaks in Newcastle. The term ‘networking’ can sometimes feel like a curse word, with most people dreading the idea of actively engaging in busy face-to-face events.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
    [Media] 7 Keys to Positive Results Utilizing Social Media
    Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business. They randomly churn for hours a day on a couple of their favorite social media platforms, with little thought given to goals, objectives, or metrics; and ultimately give up and fall back to traditional marketing approaches. Obviously, the platforms and how you use social media would be different for lead generation versus service and support.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
    [Media] Creative Advertising For Your Business
    You can start by building your following on social media platforms and then use those platforms to advertise a giveaway or a prize. Social Media. We talked a bit about contests and competitions that can be promoted on social media, but social media itself is something that should never be ignored. Even if you aren’t a pro when it comes to social media, there are quite a few online resources that can walk you through the process.
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