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AGILE VC [Media] The Rise & Fall of Great Venture Firms [Part 1] ? AGILEVC
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
And while the internet created both tremendous reward and tremendous investment carnage leading up to and after the 2000 tech bubble, it’s created long run disruption of broad sectors of media, advertising, business software & computing, and retail commerce and VCs that missed this shift have faced real struggles. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups.
GOOGLE VENTURES [Media] Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)
| TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. Change is good. When a product becomes more fun or makes us more efficient, we embrace change. Technology startups often lead the way, rapidly iterating in an ongoing effort to create better experiences for their users.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] ThingLink Paves The Way For US Expansion
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
Neil himself stated: 'By turning images into a platform for rich media, ThingLink is innovating a new paradigm in consumer engagement'. ThingLink launched rich media tags earlier in the summer, enabling their users to link not only with e-commerce websites and other portals but with social media as well as sound and video platforms like SoundCloud, YouTube, Spotify and Vimeo. This week the news surfaced that ThingLink hired Neil Vineberg as their Chief Marketing Officer.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Mini Seedcamp Stockholm, Companies Taking Part
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
Bitspace from Stockholm, Sweden: Platform for curated collections of media. Campalys t from Riga, Latvia: Combines the best of Facebook Insights and Google Analytics, and bring it to you - so that you can measure the precise ROI of your social media campaigns. from Gothenburg, Sweden: Providing a social media widget for the web-shop owners world-wide, empowering their users in creating fun and valuable social media objects around companies products and services.
ACTIVE GARAGE [Media] Finding the Best Hires in Tech: 3 Things You should be doing NOW!
| MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
According to a 2010 survey of businesses across the US, UK, and EU by Cross-Tab, a market research provider, 85% of hiring managers feel that a positive online reputation influences their hiring decisions, and more than 70% of companies have a policy to screen all job candidates using – yep, you guessed it, social media. A growing number of social media-driven resources are available to help get beyond the resume: LinkedIn offers some pretty good search tools.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Why Online Reviews Should Be a Part of Your Referral Marketing Program
| MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
These include website design, search engine optimization, social media management, reputation management, and lead generation services Why Online Reviews Should Be a Part of Your Referral Marketing Program written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. When it comes to marketing, nothing beats a quality referral from a trusted source. Developing a strong referral program is vital for many businesses.
- [Media] Smart Startups Think Global But Act Hyperlocal
When you extend this to include social media marketing, you can imagine that startups and small businesses are in fact at an advantage over their less flexible big brothers. Even though the world is getting smaller, due to easy global connectivity, people still feel alone if not well-connected locally. There is also more going on in every location, so this personal need and super sensitivity to the local community has spawned a new breed of Internet startups, called “hyperlocal.”
STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS [Media] 10 Keys To Great Startup Encores Following An Exit
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
But there is no magic formula on how to bring these together a second time, but I did see some good insights on the parameters in a recent startup business parable, “ Endless Encores ,” by Ken Goldstein, who advises startups and has built corporations in technology, entertainment, media, and e-commerce. Entrepreneurs who experience success with their first startup are often amazed to realize that the risks and fears of doing it right the second time go up, rather than down.
ONSTARTUPS [Media] #winning: 6 @charliesheen quotes to make you a better entrepreneur
| FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
Over the past week there has been a huge focus in the media and even the geek internet culture around Charlie Sheen's supposed breakdown. He's been doing a lot of interviews, but mixed in are a lot of interesting quotes that can be applied to entrepreneurship. An entrepreneur is on a thin border between insane and brilliant. Defeat is not an option. CBS picked a fight with a Warlock.".
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Real Life VR Testing In Helsinki
| MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
The demos here scanned pictures and displayed both static and interactive multi-media content in your surrounding. SCOPE OF MEDIA - Nokia - Ozo 360° camera. This system is meant for professional use and is a waypoint towards what the next form of consumer media will look like. Post-production for media houses is going to be considerably more efficient than with current methods. This makes the media houses recognize value.
ACTIVE GARAGE [Media] Thought Readership #3: What’s wrong with “chocolate fireguard” books – and what to do instead
| MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
Or you could develop a short Wufoo or SurveyMonkey questionnaire, promoting that through your social media channels, to gather relevant data. Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. When it comes to the commonly espoused belief that a nonfiction book automatically confers credibility on an author, my feeling has always been maybe, maybe not.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Competition] Expand My Brand
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
based EXPANDMYBRAND Startup Challenge , organized by social media agency EDGE Collective. If you run a social marketing technology startup, check out the U.S.-based
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Singapore] Play(Book) It With Music
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
You don’t normally think of using a Blackberry device to play music, much less on a tablet, but Research In Motion (RIM) and digital media delivery company 7digital have teamed up to bring over nine million tracks to BlackBerry® PlayBook™ users in Singapore through a new Music Store app. It pretty much works like any digital media store – users can search for songs, albums and artists as well as preview tracks before making a purchase.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter!
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
An author, entrepreneur, speaker, and connector, Peter Shankman is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing and advertising. Stop Trying to Make Your Customers Smarter! written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Waiting for a flight home from Bangkok the other week, I found myself leaving the lounge at the same time as a lovely elderly woman from Chicago.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] Facebook, Google and their dominance of digital marketing
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Then there is the non-obvious implication which Benedict Evans of A16Z has been tweeting about recently, which is that as advertising becomes less effective (at least outside Facebook and Google), innovative companies will find new discovery models that reduce reliance on media spend. According to the IAB , US digital advertising revenues grew 19% from H1 2015 to H1 2016. That’s very healthy growth for what is now a $32.7bn market.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 8 Toys That Will Turn Your Kid Into an Entrepreneur
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
A team of developers from the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab created the programming language and project editor, which kids can use to animate stories and design games. This group of companies is focused on teaching an entrepreneurial education early. There is a small but growing number of companies developing games, software, and educational programs for the youngest members of the entrepreneurial community. No, not millennials.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 5 Small Business Mistakes And How To Fix Them
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
You picked up supplies, cleaned, delivered products, did accounting, paid bills, posted social media, delivered ads, checked on insurance and answered emails, when you suddenly realize that doing it all yourself doesn’t really make any money. Create a checklist of things that you need to do, which may include: Setting up advance social media posts. By Lea Schneider. Small business owners tend to make instant business decisions that they probably wouldn’t make otherwise.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 6 Timeless Sales Rules From the Experts
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
Source: Jeff Bezos In the social media age, as the Amazon CEO well knows, referral advertising is more important than ever. These key sales and marketing principles may not be trendy--but they're true. Anyone who says that prostitution is the world's oldest profession is forgetting that someone first had to make a sale. Ever since, salespeople have been trying to find better ways to convince customers to buy.
- [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. Yet all too many succumb to the pressures of survival, driven by demanding investors in a cutthroat competitive environment.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Five Ways To Make Your Nonprofit Brand Stand Out
| FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
In some ways, social media has made it easier for your organization to connect with potential supporters; yet, on the other hand, it’s amplified the noise in the category, making it harder to get noticed and connect. It’s this relationship that creates long-term brand ambassadors as they rave about you to friends and family, and even strangers, on social media.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 10 Ways To Increase Your Brand Awareness
| THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
Social Media. Unless you have been living under a rock, then you should already be using social media. Use social media as an outlet for creating a connection with your followers. by Dan McCarthy, event manager for Venueseeker. A business is only as successful to the extent that consumers are aware of the company. This is why branding is everything. Luckily, there are a multitude of approaches for promoting yourself in what can be a very dog-eat-dog world of marketing.
CONVERSIONXL [Media] First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
The researchers then analyzed the eye-tracking data to determine how long it took for the students to focus on specific sections of a page – such as the menu, logo, images and social media icons – before they moved on to another section. People make snap judgements. It takes only 1/10th of a second to form a first impression about a person, and websites are no different. It takes about 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05
THEBAREFOOTVC [Media] Smart Data, Diversity and our Decentralized Future
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
We’ve seen peer to peer networks connect people in lending, media and other industries, as well as the emergence of collaborative consumption and the sharing economy. As a keen traveler, observer of the world and a technophile, I’ve been struck by the parallels in the development of technology with the broader the evolution of humanity.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 7 Avoidable Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
Mistake your social media networks for your safety net. Absolutely spend time building social media networks, but spend more building old-school connections. You have no excuse not to see these potential hurdles coming--so don't let them trip you up. Failure--and the importance of failing quickly and often--is a trendy topic.
REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS [Media] Got Word of Mouth Publicity?
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
Do you think of social media first when it comes to word-of-mouth-marketing? Well, before you start tweeting, posting photos on Facebook and adding videos to YouTube, tell your story to the media. After all, if your business is featured in a major news-story on radio, television, print, or online, you can build buzz while obtaining [.]. Copywriting free publicity [link] [link] PR public relations SEO SEO Copywriting
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Is Your Business Making The Most Of Modern Technology?
| MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
Take a moment to look at any big company’s social media pages, and you’ll see customers talking about their experiences with them – both good and bad. 2016 is certainly an exciting time to be alive. It seems that every other day there’s some new software or gadget that the whole world raves about. Everyone’s feeling the rapid pace of technology, and as a business owner you should be too.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 5 Keys to Adopting Marketing Automation
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Who is interacting with your social media pages? Take the time to build your list organically through your website, social media pages and other marketing efforts. 5 Keys to Adopting Marketing Automation written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. When it comes to online marketing, there’s a lot to keep up with. What messages should you send via email? What are prospects looking for when they visit your website?
UP AND RUNNING [Media] What is the future of retail?
| MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
Contrary to what the media repeatedly tells you (‘online is the only way forward’), a 2013 study by A.T. If someone is following your business on a social media site, your offers are available to them in-store. If you own a brick-and-mortar business, or are thinking of setting one up, you’ve likely seen plenty of reports that imply the future of shopping is online and that it is also ‘mobile’.
- [Media] How to Import Your Blog to Your Facebook Page
There’s little doubt that social media is important to most businesses’ marketing efforts these days. But the time it takes to maintain your social media presence is sometimes hard to find, so anything you can automate makes life much easier. Facebook is of course right at the top of the list of social media sites
UP AND RUNNING [Media] The 10 Questions I Didn’t Expect to Be Asked by Investors
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
The Idea Generator (You are the visionary, you come up with the great next big idea, your thoughts are not limited by what you hear from your peers, the media, the market, etc.). If you’re raising money for your company and you want to pitch to angel investors or venture capitalists , then there are a few important things to know that savvy investors care about.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Slush 2016 Ticket Sales Start
| THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
Editor's note: While there is still 7 months until Slush – and its good to get your tickets early – we do offer a matchmaking conference for the startups, investors, corporations and media in just 6 weeks in Helsinki. Slush started sales of tickets for the largest startup conference in Nordics which will take place Nov 30 - Dec 1. Last year, Slush brought together 15,000 attendees -- 1,700 startups, 800 venture capital investors and 630 journalists from exactly 100 countries.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Is Your Online Marketer Any Good?: 23 Signs
| TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
They say they "do social media" but their own accounts are fairly inactive, pitiful or un-social. When you say you want to do social media, they don't ask you why, deem if it's appropriate for your business or what platforms you should be focused on first, or explain the risks and resources required. Online marketing is not as simple as it seems and not everyone should be claiming the mantle. Use this list of warning signs to vet your next digital marketing company.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 5 Ways to Improve Local Search Results for Business
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
You can do this by adding local links and descriptions that point to your site in social media profiles and exchanging links with other local businesses and strategic partners. 5 Ways to Improve Local Search Results for Business This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. “This article originally appeared on the OPEN App Center. Visit www.theopenappcenter.com for more information and resources for streamlining and growing your business.”
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] How To Select A Franchise Attorney
| TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
You can either do this through personal conversations with other franchisees, or you can use the internet and social media. Social media is a great tool to hear what personal opinions are on the work that has been done. A lot of people choose to launch a new business as a franchisee. This is because it works on proven business plans and models and, therefore, has a greater chance at being successful.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 7 Ways To Make Teamwork Work
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Put social media to work. Social media staples like chat, instant messaging and screen sharing can make it easier to complete project tasks and capture and measure data. by Igal Hauer, CEO of Help Desk Technology Corporation ( www.ServicePRO.solutions ). Here’s an all-too-common example of process breakdown in the workplace: You go over a project with your managers and employees, providing an overview of a complex initiative – a product launch, for example.
- [Media] 3 Tips For Finding The Right PR Agency
PR is an important way to garner more attention and visibility for you that goes outside the traditional marketing routes and instead focuses on editorial content, media outlets and other organic (and free!) These are the people who will be representing you to the media and outside world so you want to know that the staff is excited to work with you and enjoy what they do.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Newsflash: Winning Is Everything
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
Andrew Collins is the CEO of a multi-award winning social media and technology company Mailman. Andrew was featured as the Top Entrepreneur under 30 in Australia in 2008 and continues to grow a extensive network of online media assets. ?. By Andrew Collins, Founder & CEO of Mailman Group?. Winning IS everything. That’s right.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Community Relations And The Small Business
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
Use the Media. By cultivating good relationships with the local media, your chances of coverage are raised. by TJ Saunders. If you own a small business, good public relations is essential to its success. You can’t expect to realize profits without the community’s support of your company. Positive community relationships are vital ones that can make or break your good name. By building solid relationships within the community, you will effortlessly drive customers to your way.
OCCAM'S RAZOR [Media] Excellent Analytics Tip #22: Calculate Return On Analytics Investment!
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Media Optimizations 2. You'll see reduction of checkout abandonment rates from quantitative analysis, you'll see impact from improving task completion rate from qualitative analysis (which might drive offline conversions), you'll see impact from technical improvements, you'll see impact on the company's long-term value by improving brand perception or social media presence. Analysts: Put up or shut up time!
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Weekend Favs January 7
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017
PromoRepublic – Create amazing social media posts based on holidays, trends, events and more. Weekend Favs January 7 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.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] Fatherpreneurship: Tips on how to be a successful father and entrepreneur
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
Here’s what I have learned, having had three kids – each born pretty much when I was starting a company – my son in the middle of Wired, my first daughter when we launched The Industry Standard, and my second daughter during the launch of Federated Media. Founder and Executive Chairman Federated Media Publishing. I’m not going to pretend I know a lot about parenting.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] Fan Power
| TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
Yes, the entertainment industry is changing, as it has always done, but in this case the influence of social media – the broadcast medium of our century – can’t be underestimated. This was a surprisingly interesting op-ed , not interesting because it is penned by a glam celebrity but because op-eds are typically not insightful and rooted in facts, as this one is.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] A VC Puts On His Equity Crowdfunding Hat
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
One way is with early adopters who will champion your startup on social media. By Tom Walker, CEO Rev1 Ventures. It’s been about three months since equity crowdfunding was opened up to all Americans. This change means that virtually any individual, not just the wealthy, will have opportunities to make equity investments in early stage companies. That suggests, potentially, more early stage capital for entrepreneurs. As a VC and angel investor, I believe deeply in entrepreneurs.
STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED [Media] Business ecology and the four customer currencies
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
Now consider a traditional media business. The value of the attention that the media company collects determines how profitable it is. In the old days, these media companies would then themselves plow this profit back into marketing and advertising, and grow. If you’re starting a new media company, does it make sense to charge from day one? Now consider a traditional media business.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 8 Ways to Keep Creativity Fresh While Scaling a Start-up
| FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
— Nathalie Lussier , Nathalie Lussier Media 5. Ideas can grow stale once a start-up scales. We asked successful young entrepreneurs why its important to continue sparking creativity while a company is growing fast. The Young Entrepreneur Council asked eight successful young entrepreneurs to give their best tips for successfully scaling a start-up team, while still keeping the creative environment fresh. Here are their best answers. Can I Buy You a Drink?
UP AND RUNNING [Media] 4 Easy Ways to Lower Your Monthly Expenses
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
Social media marketing is a pivotal area you can’t afford to ignore. After all, every man and his dog has a Facebook or Twitter account in this day and age, and it doesn’t cost the earth to create your own social media accounts and start using these to connect with your audience. Small changes, like converting to energy-efficient light bulbs, can save you money.
- [Media] Create a New Business Bubble, Don’t Chase Old Ones
Social media darling Twitter is the most fragile of these bubbles. In finance, a bubble is too much money chasing assets, greater asset production and a herd mentality. In startup business plans, a bubble is too many entrepreneurs and too many investors chasing the latest “next big thing,” like Google search engine, Facebook social network, or Amazon e-commerce site. In all these cases, a bust is inevitable, and everyone loses.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] What Makes a Good Marketing Strategy?
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
You can advertise your business on social media, run AdWords or display campaigns, try marketing or content marketing, retargeting and a number of other online marketing techniques. What Makes a Good Marketing Strategy? written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Remco Wighman via Creative Commons. Let’s begin with an answer to the question “What is marketing strategy?’. This popular expression tends to be mistaken with promotion or advertising strategy.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Email Marketing Best Practices for Lead Generation
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Add social sharing buttons so people can share your email on their social media accounts. Email Marketing Best Practices for Lead Generation written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Leads, leads, leads. Everybody wants them and once you have a few, you will want more. When you do get more, you will want better quality ones. It’s all part of doing business.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] How to Write the Competition Section of Your Business Plan
| TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
Nowadays, however, websites, social media, and reviews are widely available on lots of local businesses. Industry associations, industry publications, media coverage, information from the financial community, and their own marketing materials and websites may be good resources to identify these factors and “rate” the performance and position of each competitor. Before anything else, realize that yes, you do have competition. No matter how new your business, you do have competition.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How To Determine Which Online Channels are Delivering Sales Online and Off
| THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016
Ashleigh Brown, Head of Biddable Media at Browser Media Ltd , a specialist digital marketing agency. Born in 2005 as a search engine marketing agency, Browser Media still offers search as its core service but provides so much more than just tinkering with meta tags. How To Determine Which Online Channels are Delivering Sales Online and Off written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Ashleigh Brown.
MIKE MICHALOWICZ [Media] Skype Small Business Profile: Wendy Kenney
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
Wendy Kenney: We are a virtual marketing and PR agency that provides outsourced marketing services including social media management, content creation and publicity. In the olden days – you know, the 80s and 90s – if you wanted to do business, you had to live and work close enough to population centers so that you’d have an ample pool of clients. Thanks to Skype, that’s not so for Wendy Kenney, President of 23 Kazoos Marketing and PR.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 5 Easy Steps to Nailing a Sale
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015
A next easy step from there is turning to social media to learn a bit more about their experience and/or personal life. 5 Easy Steps to Nailing a Sale written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. If you would have told me 10 years ago that I would enjoy being in sales, I would have laughed. I am the opposite of pushy, don’t love speaking in front of large groups, and only want what is best for people.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Online Video Platform Ooyala Raises $35 Million
| MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
In addition to making a capital investment, Telstra added its media director, Gary Traver, to Ooyala's board of advisors, and has begun negotiating a commercial agreement that make Telstra one of Ooyala's largest customers and resellers. The funding round, led by Australian telecom giant Telstra, is aimed at expanding Ooyala's global operations. Digital video platform Ooyala has a U.S. address, but big global reach.
DESIGN STAFF [Media] How to choose the right design agency for your startup
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
Do you need help with your social media strategy? Before joining Google, Mike Buzzard founded Cuban Council, a world-class design agency that worked with clients like Google, NASA, Francis Ford Coppola, Facebook, Zynga, Tom Waits, BBC, and Evernote. Startups often ask us how to find the right agency, and we can’t think of anyone better than Mike to answer that question. John Zeratsky. Our startup needs design help. Should we hire a big agency, a small agency, or a freelancer?”.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Male Entrepreneurs More Likely to Have Been Rebellious, Angsty Teens
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
“We think that it could be the early entrepreneurial spirit,” Martin Obschonka, lead author of the study reported to the media outlet A new study found that rule-breaking tendencies in teen males are a good predictor of entrepreneurship later in life. Ahem, Bill Gates) Entrepreneurs frequently think “outside the box” on a regular basis. But it appears a rule-breaking mentality might be more associated with entrepreneurship than expected.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Enterprise Wizardry For Small Companies: Welcome To Oz
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
As a serial entrepreneur, he has a background in Fortune 500 sales, marketing, and corporate training, digital publishing and media. By Daniel DiGriz, CEO of MadPipe. One day, we all look up and realize our businesses aren’t in Kansas anymore. In the past, we viewed company processes as static, because the economy was steady.
CHRISTINE.NET [Media] Christine: Top 10 Mobile Marketing Campaigns
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
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. David Clemons CEO / Founder Push Mobile Media - a new media company. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.
INC STARTUPS [Media] How to build an online "cult" of customers
| THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
The comedian, founder of social media consultancy Cultivated Wit, and author of the best-selling book “How to Be Black,” used examples from his own youth, his time running the digital arm of satirical news website The Onion, and from his efforts to sell and promote his book online using everything from Twitter and Facebook to live broadcasts of his open word processor as he wrote it. It''s amazing what people will do for you--if you ask Speaking at Inc.''s
- [Media] 10 Ways to Make Your Biz Look Bigger Than You Actually Are
How then does a first timer convert an idea into a masterpiece like Marini’s Branchout or Gary Vaynerchuk’s Vayner Media? Projecting a professional image isn’t just about wearing a sharp suit and sporting a gold Rolex these days. Small businesses, entrepreneurship, and carrying out the dream of becoming self-employed are more prevalent than ever in today’s economic climate. Why build someone else’s dream when you can build your own?
- [Media] 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs
We see evidence in the news every day of these irresistible forces of change, like the pervasive global penetration of the Internet, the impact of terrorist activities even to peaceful countries, the power of social media in building business relationships, and the depletion and pollution of natural resources.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Flipboard Launches Resources, Community for Marketers
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
A fourth shows how PR firms and companies are pulling together media coverage. Scott Monty , the former social media voice of Ford and an internationally known marketer and speaker, said he used Flipboard as his "go-to" bookmarking resource. Marketers and brand communicators have long used the platform. Now Flipboard is lending them a helping hand. Flipboard has long been a resource to many businesses, used to curate content, build brochures and showcase press coverage.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 5 Tricks to Avoid Being Interrupted
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
Email, texting, phone calls, and social media have to be set aside. Are constant interruptions stopping you from doing your best work? Here are 5 tips that will help you avoid interruptions and be more productive. Ask sales people and executives what they could use more of and most would simply ask for uninterrupted time. Time to write proposals, create strategy, read important documents, and, God forbid, THINK.
ABOVETHECROWD.COM [Media] A Rake Too Far: Optimal Platform Pricing Strategy
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
Despite the fact that Apple had/has industry leading hardware margins on its incredible computing products, Apple felt the need to take 30% of the revenue that was created by its app ecosystem as well as 30% of the revenue from media rentals and sales. However, Amazon owns a digital media business built around Kindle. In a casino, the term “rake” refers to the commission that the house earns for operating a poker game.
READWRITESTART [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
- [Media] 5 Startup Culture Crises That Need Immediate Action
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. Yet all too many succumb to the pressures of survival, driven by demanding investors or a cutthroat competitive environment.
READWRITESTART [Media] Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
The media was shocked that Indians could be so successful. A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different?
TAFFY WILLIAMS [Media] Startup Blog: Don't Skimp on PR (by Liz Roop)
| FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
If it is important for your start-up to gain exposure through substantive media coverage, presentations, social media or any number of other non-paid communication channels, it is worth investing in a public relations agency with specific expertise in your industry. What well-meaning “do-it-yourself-PR advocates won’t tell you is that meaningful and sustained media coverage takes more than sending out a few (hopefully well-written) press releases.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] How to launch a crowdfunding campaign when time’s not on your side
| MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
get a social media intern. With that, it seemed logical to search out someone for the social media campaign and someone for the marketing. As predicted, getting major media coverage was really tough since we’re not a well-known startup, plus we were dealing with competition in the news about the holidays and the CES conference. Things to do: constant interactions and conversations on social media (all platforms). keep searching for media coverage.
DEIMAR [Media] Finding The Right Customers For Your Business | Deimar.
| SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012
Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jun 4, 2012. Finding The Right Customers For Your Business. by Deimar Gutierrez. 4.6.12. Pin It. The quality of our customers not only determines the success of our companies, is also one of the main reasons why new businesses fail. Basically, customers mean everything for a company.
STEVE BLANK [Media] Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 40: Stan Gloss and Matt Armstead
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016
Next on Entrepreneurs are Everywhere : Chris Schroeder , Internet/media CEO, venture investor and author of “ Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East ” and Andy Cunningham , founder and CEO of Cunningham Collective. A lot of people, especially in the Midwest, will spend their time thinking too small. They’re a creature of their habit and habitat, in looking at potential investors and market opportunities.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] The Impact of Dynamic Communication
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
She went on to launch a national talk radio show, facilitate training and media coaching for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and the NFL’s Players Networking Event at SuperBowls XLVII and XLVIII, and launched an educational video campaign on public speaking and communication skills that reaches thousands of viewers each week around the world. The Impact of Dynamic Communication written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Jill Schiefelbein.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 9 Sentences That Could Ruin Your Career
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
Don't get too social with social media. More people shoot themselves in the foot, get fired, or destroy promising careers by saying, emailing, texting, or posting things they shouldn't. More people shoot themselves in the foot, get fired, or destroy promising careers by opening their big fat mouths than any other way. And that goes for communication of any kind: face-to-face, phone, email, text, you name it.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Unlock Your Brand's Hispanic Influencer Base
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
Quite simply, Hispanics are geared to adopt new media and technologies faster than the rest of the U.S. This positions Latinos at a unique crossroad of language, technology, and media that we as marketers must be mindful of because of their subsequent influence on current and future pop culture trends. Media companies are not seeding new technologies in Hispanic neighborhoods, and Apple is not beta testing their new hardware or software with a focus group of Hispanic Apple fanboys.
OCCAM'S RAZOR [Media] The 2015 Digital Marketing Rule Book. Change or Perish.
| MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
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. It is the season to be predicting the future, but that is almost always a career-limiting move. So I'm not going to do that.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 5 Leadership Lessons From the Trenches
| MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
Five years ago, the power of social media was largely unknown and now it's turning the marketing world on its ear. In the age of Pinterest and Instagram, 11 years in business seems like a long time. Here's what longevity has taught me. Forget five things; I could probably write an entire book about all the successes and failures I've encountered since I opened the doors of my e-mail marketing company, VerticalResponse , in 2001.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 8 Best Twitter Accounts To Follow For Young Entrepreneurs
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2015
Harvard graduate and owner of the media giant, “O’ Reilly Media” it’s no surprise his followers are soon about reach 2 million (currently 1.96)! by Rochelle Ceira. Where’s the best place to look for business-minded professionals like you? We’re not just talking about finding them to build a connection or find a job. This has to be the go-to place for professionals to speaks their minds, read breaking news, learn about trending topics, and getting into meaningful conversations.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Want Customers to Love Your Product? Let Them Design It
| MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
In addition to asking customers for their input, PicsArt staff are careful to monitor user reviews, social media mentions and comments about the app, and all the suggestions, comments, and complaints that come in by email. Image-editing app PicsArt got to 60 million downloads by letting user input determine what its features should be. What''s the best way to make sure customers will choose your product? Ask them what they want, and then give them exactly that.
FELD THOUGHTS [Media] @bfeld v51.0
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
Reset Social Media : While I’ve always been a broadcaster on social media (primarily Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn), my consumption and engagement patterns ebb and flow. For those of you who have wished me happy birthday on Facebook and Twitter, thank you (per my reset social media, don’t expect a reply on my wall …) For my one friend who called me on the phone to wish me happy birthday, I treasure what is now a 34 year (in decimal) friendship.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] The 21-Day Job Search: 5 Tips To Ensure Success
| TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
His passion to assist nonprofits has led him to work for Goodwill and a Feeding America Food Bank as a social media strategist and web content manager. by Teddy Hunt. In 21 days, you can redecorate your home, form a new habit, lose enough weight to not feel guilty about indulging while you’re on vacation, or find a job. With all the horror stories about people going jobless for months or years at a time, the idea might seem absurd.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Improve Business Writing
| THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
Then, you can export the content to a Word document, email, or social media. Of the many courses I took in college, business writing was the most challenging. Students whose plans involve business careers are not interested in abstract rules, referencing standards, confusing legal language, and other materials presented in those classes. After a term spent editing and writing different documents, my classmates and I ended up even more confused.
- [Media] 10 Keys to Maximizing Personal Gain From a Startup
You attitude and the clothes you wear assert your authority to subordinates, peers, the media, and customers. Everyone knows that that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). Yet we have all heard stories about the high turnover, unstructured work environment, lower base pay, and unpredictable expectations from the top.
JEFF JORDAN [Media] Unpacking the Grocery Stack
| MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
E-commerce has disrupted a number of large categories, including media, electronics, apparel, and home furnishings. Photo: Getjustin. If you’re shopping in these categories, there’s a strong and rapidly growing chance that you’re going to buy them online. But that’s not the case for the largest retail category: grocery. For the vast majority of people, filling the fridge still means rolling a cart down the aisles at the local grocery store.
MOBILE.SMASHINGMAGAZINE.COM [Media] Preparing Websites For The Unexpected | Smashing Mobile
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
Rather, websites are collections of useful or informative media which may be sorted into different screens (or sections, or blocks, or views — time will tell which term becomes popular). In fact, the more digital media we consider, the more flexible websites become. AJAX-savvy media queries? Smashing Media. - select -. Books. eBooks. Job Board. Books. eBooks. Job Board. Facebook. Twitter. Newsletter. Search Go! select -. Books. eBooks. Job Board. Coding. Design.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Sales Is a Function of Marketing Pure and Simple
| FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
The trouble with this mindset is that social media and inbound marketing has actually made the distinction even harder to appreciate. Over the years one of the great breakdowns in many of the small businesses that I’ve worked with lies in area of sales. Now it might be tempting to conclude that what I referring to is a lack of sales, but what I’m really getting at is a misunderstanding there’s actually a distinction between sales and marketing.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Are You LinkedIn for the Sake of Your Business?
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Without much of a social media presence, businesses stand the danger of falling behind the competition, given many individuals–be they potential job applicants or clients with your company–want today’s information yesterday. If you and your business have been hesitant to invest the time and effort into a LinkedIn account, what are you waiting for? With some 120 million users, LinkedIn is still by far the choice of business professionals.
JEFF HILIMIRE [Media] “We decided to make a viral video…” #WTFpeople
| TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
When people talk about the Old Spice campaign and how amazing it was from a social activation/extension standpoint, I have to point out that because the videos (in this case the TV commercials) were so funny and memorable, it naturally became a social media success. I’m always amazed/shocked/embarrassed when I hear someone say that they “decided to make a viral video.
STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED [Media] Last Chance for Summer Sale Prices
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
Vox.com has been one of the most closely watched media launches of the year, and as its Senior Product Manager and Executive Editor, Melissa was responsible for leading a lot of its success. So we were particularly intrigued when we learned that Melissa and her team took just nine weeks to develop the high-profile site; other Vox Media properties had taken eight months to roll out.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] Social CRM at the Crossroads
| MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
Social Media Monitoring – requires the possibility of integrating with a CRM technology. Customer Analytics – including text/sentiment analytics; voice based analytics; social media analytics, influencer scoring, etc. As CRM suites embrace social and consumer behaviors through community platforms, social media engagement, game dynamics, and location based services they reveal a life of the customer that becomes incredibly valuable in the context of a CRM backoffice suite.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Leverage Big Data in Your Small Business: 5 Tips
| MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
Yes, according to Jesse Pujji, co-founder and president of Ampush Media , which helps brands like Walgreen's, State Farm, and Milky Way optimize their advertising on Facebook and other online venues. One natural advantage for a small company is that it can try out new markets and new social media more quickly than a slow-moving mega-corporation. Giant corporations use data analysis to fine-tune their marketing. So can you.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
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. You’ve written a series of useful blog posts and done everything you’ve told to optimize that content for your most important keyword phrases.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Infographic] The Best Strategy For Online Business Success
| MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
For instance, social media websites have fast become the best way for business owners to promote their concepts. Success in the online business world will require a lot of hard work. However, it’s possible to automate most of your processes once they are in place. You just need to create an effective strategy and learn from other online entrepreneurs. The guide you’re reading today is short and simple, but it still contains useful information that could point you in the right direction.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Singapore][Event] Echelon 2011
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
Young Upstarts is a media partner of e27 and Echelon 2011. Echelon , Southeast Asia’s biggest conference for technology startups, is back for its 2011 edition and looks to be even more exciting than before. Previously known as UnConference Singapore (in 2007-2009), Echelon has been primarily responsible, over the past few years, for unearthing some of Singapore’s and the region’s most promising technology startup companies.
MIKE MICHALOWICZ [Media] Episode 127: Make Your Brand Fascinating with Sally Hogshead
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
She frequently appears in national media, including NBC’s “Today” show and the New York Times. Also Available On. Show Summary. On this episode with Sally Hogshead we talk about how to make your personal brand fascinating, so fascinating that it will drive the highest level of profits to your business. You are about to find out why people pay for not what you do, but for who you are. Plus hundreds of other tips shared by the fascinating author, Sally Hogshead.
ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION [Media] Do you have grown up goals and toddler leadership?
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
I 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. After some cheering and virtual high-fiving, they got kind of quiet. And each of them expressed in their own way that they felt a little funny stepping into bigger shoes.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 12 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
Social media icons. You want people to share your great content, so ensure you not only have social media icons on each page and blog article, but also that they click through to the desired site. by Nikole Haiar, Director Marketing, Retail & Partner Services at Hostway Corporation. You’ve done all of the heavy lifting, and you’re nearly ready to launch (or relaunch) your website.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Can You Really Turn A Hobby Into A Business?
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
Here are a few areas to consider before taking the leap: Social Media — It’s Already Working For You. In my view, social media is still a relatively untapped resource — and it’s one tool every hobbyist already has at their disposal to do the most basic market research. Without social media, your use of it, and the connections you make with the people who will help you, your hobby will most likely remain just that. By Nick Goode, Commercial Director at Sage One.
- [Media] 7 Tips To Super-Charge Your Online Communication
Pat Rafter was a guy everyone liked, but Pete Sampras , Andre Agassi , John McEnroe , Leyton Hewitt , and a host of other top players, despite great tennis performance, aren’t loved by everyone and don’t come across as the most likeable people all the time (although the media must take some credit for this too). As I write this I’m listening to a podcast from Armin Van Buuren , the world’s number one trance and progressive DJ.
INC STARTUPS [Media] It's Time to Kill Year-End Lists
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
Thanks to social media, I now see more shared content than ever—but how much of it is of real value? For these reasons, lists have become a staple of our media diet—but they're also propagating like bunnies. I've read 21 'best/top/worst' lists so far this year--and most were a waste of time. It's time to call for a moratorium.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Media] The Collaborative Web: Github is the New Flickr
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
The features in Flickr seeded the consumer web gene pool for the following 7 or 8 years--tagging, favoriting, commenting, permalinks direct to content, newsfeeds, social consumption of media, sharing and embedding. Nowadays, we have marketplaces--either explicitly featuring buyers and sellers, like Etsy, or "marketplaces for attention", like Google Search or social media, that can attracted relevent buyers to individual businesses.