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CHRISTINE.NET [Media] Christine: Top 10 Mobile Marketing Campaigns
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
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- [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?
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.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 3 Effective Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business
| THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
Related posts: Using Media Relations to Boost Your Business Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing. 3 Effective Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. A million times you’ve heard that you need a blog to get more customers. Maybe you even created a blog for your retail business.
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?
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?
MUCKER LAB [Media] Software Eating Industries
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
yes, outside of media, LA is really a blue collar town). A little more than one year ago, Marc Andreessen wrote a seminal piece which has defined venture investing and entrepreneurship since. The global trend for software powered innovations to permanently impacting every part of our lives and every part of our work is unstoppable and just at the beginning.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] How to Make Community the Secret To Success
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015
Mike Stelzner of Social Media Examiner has done an incredible job identifying his fire starters and in some cases making them a part of the full-time team. He’s also got a large number of volunteer fire starters who help run the extremely popular and growing Social Media Marketing World Conference. How to Make Community the Secret To Success written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The word community has been with us for centuries.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 8 Tips For Online Startups To Improve Customer Experience
| SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017
Social media, website, email, live chat, everything adds up to the overall impression customers have with your business. In a physical environment like a cafe or a restaurant, people recognise that there are external factors that affect their experiences and that these factors are out of a business control. Hence they naturally have a lower standard for what is deemed a satisfactory experience. They don’t mind queuing a few minutes to get into a restaurant or to make a payment.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 3 Tech Solutions That Make An Entrepreneur’s Day More Manageable
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
Apps such as MailChimp allow small businesses to manage those relationships through email lists, newsletters, and social media campaigns. by Bob La Loggia, founder and CEO of AppointmentPlus. When you’re starting a business, focus is the name of the game. Every entrepreneur knows this — at least in theory. Most are keenly aware of the need to invest their precious time in activities that generate the highest ROI. Whether they follow through on that knowledge, however, is a different story.
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] 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.
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.
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.
- [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.
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.
HUNTER WALKER [Media] Disrupt Your Industry With Love, Not Contempt
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
Two twentysomething NBC News rising stars but felt to the core of their bones that traditional media was underserving their generation and any other busy professional who wanted to stay in the know. “You ever notice how the first slide in any pitch deck these days is ‘[industry] IS BROKEN?’” ’” A friend pointed this out to me last week talking over coffee during a cold rainy New York afternoon.
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?
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.
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.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 5 Simple SEO Copywriting Tips For Small Businesses
| THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
Social media engagement – social shares are a sign of popularity amongst the general public which search engines are now using social engagement as one of its ranking parameters. delivers measurable inbound marketing services that generate quality leads through SEO, social media, and content marketing as the CEO at DLE Solutions in Växjö, Sweden. 5 Simple SEO Copywriting Tips For Small Businesses written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing.
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.
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] 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.
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.
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.
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.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] The Future of Mobile Search Marketing
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
Here, Justin uses SEO, Paid Search, Content Marketing, and Social Media to increase conversions and leads. The Future of Mobile Search Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. It’s guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest post is from Justin Emig – Enjoy!
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
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] 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.
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.
- [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.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] Why product now trumps distribution – a framework
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
There’s Amazon, Trustpilot and others with their reviews, MoneySupermarket and the other price comparison sites for many financial services products, and, in their own way, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Hat tip to Ben Thompson of Stratechery for the inspiring this post with his article on Selling feelings.
- [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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE EQUITY KICKER [Media] Britain’s growing entrepreneurial culture
| MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
There are a number of contributing factors, not least the growing number of success stories, but support from the government and media will really help the nation understand that entrepreneurship is important for UK plc and a valid and exciting career choice. I was pleased to read about the the following two initiatives in the press this morning: Government launches start-up loans for young entrepreneurs.
- [Media] Success dysmorphia
I was talking with my good friend Erik Proulx last month about the various projects we are working on. Erik is the creator of Lemonade , a documentary about laid off ad agency employees who remade their lives. He is working on a follow up film called Lemonade: Detroit about the disarming resilience of a city that can no longer rely on a single industry for its livelihood, and the entrepreneurial strengths of those who are reinventing themselves and their communities.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Think you're the hottest startup in the region? Prove it and win €50,000 at the OP Pitching Competition @ Arctic15
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
This year we feel that the finalists will get even more chances for success, as more prizes will be awarded, more investments will be made and the media turnout is going to be phenomenal. They will get free tickets to Arctic15, an opportunity to pitch to our investors, media & attendees and fight for the grand prize of €50,000 investment by FIBAN. Ready to join the impressive list of our alumni, get €50 000 investment, over €5 000 in services, media attention and much more?
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Companybook Brings Companies Into Their Own Social Network
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
To get some sort of idea about the company, Companybook also provides a media reputation chart that determines positive and negative news articles based on the the company's name is used in the sentence. The premium account offers 1TB of document sharing for companies, as well as unlimited searches, news monitoring, social media monitoring, and "media sentiment" analytics.
BERKONOMICS [Media] Stay current or the market will drift away.
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
During the past several years, some very big bets have been made by large companies and well-healed entrepreneurs in old media, newspapers and TV stations. Were these companies and entrepreneurs out to a long lunch during the media transformation? Markets and competitors change. Are you being left behind?
CONVERSIONXL [Media] 3 Things Beginning Conversion Optimizers Completely Miss The Mark On
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
His team decided to take the experience further by including more media in future iterations, but ultimately found there was “no substantial difference” between the rich media, and simple pages on mobile devices – going to show, you never really know unless you test. When most beginners start with conversion rate optimization, they get carried away by the rosy picture of A/B testing. Let’s test button colors? Or maybe call to action text ?
FRED DESTIN [Media] Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners merge, change name to Watlington Venture Partners, go Huge
| FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
We think the name’s really nifty” said Fred Destin, a social media consultant and former investor. “It Today Atlas Venture and Wellington Partners announced that they were combining to create a new powerhouse in the global venturing world. This is going to be huge” commented Frank Boehnke. “ I always wanted to be huge”, added Fred Destin. The market really went with their headfake about leaving Europe” said Dan Primack, reporter. “I
- [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.
FRED DESTIN [Media] On personal brand, transparency and social contract in venture capital. Oh yeah, and blogging.
| MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
The very candid interview does a good job of capturing my views on personal brand and the use of media in venture capital, and which I republish below. So if you have substance and can play the media game well, which is Fred Wilson-like, that positioning is highly sustainable. A few firms like Union Square Ventures and First Round Capital have done a good job using social media. Recently I was interviewed by Andrew Perlmutter at BostInnovation.
READWRITESTART [Media] What Greek Startups Can Teach the World
| FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
At DWEN, the words of Lakshmi Pratury, the founder of Ixoraa Media , really struck me: “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.”. While some might question the sanity of an individual who decides to make Greek startups a cornerstone of a plan to spread entrepreneurship around the world, Gary Whitehill says the young, entrepreneurial tech startup economy taking hold there offers lessons for startups everywhere. Inspired by Riots.
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.
HUNTER WALKER [Media] Referral Programs Power the On-Demand Economy
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
Crafty strategies by customers to rack up referrals (I’ve seen people use SEM for their referral codes, create fake social media profiles, etc)? Every on-demand app I know generates substantial volume from their referral program (let’s lump word-of-mouth into this as well since it often involves sharing a referral code). You know the “sign up a friend, they get $x off their first use and you get $x too.”
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.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] How to Create Work-Life Balance When You Work for Yourself
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
After lunch, I work on less complex tasks like responding to emails and scheduling social media posts. If you think being your own boss means being able to sleep in til noon and screw off whenever you feel like it, think again. While working for yourself does give you the freedom to make your own hours and set your own deadlines, in order to run a successful business, you can’t let yourself adopt an “all play and little work” attitude. (At
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] What If You Needed to Fire Yourself?
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
Social Media Training Course Beta Testers Needed This whole social media thing for small business can be. What If You Needed to Fire Yourself? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing I had an interesting conversation with one of the most dynamic free agent entrepreneurs I know. It all started when he wrote to tell me he had taken a job. A what, a job? How could that be, I mean, he was living the dream.
INC STARTUPS [Media] How Millennials Think, and What to Do About It
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
What to do: Lean into the ADD by creating formal rotation programs, innovative leading-edge training programs like the one at Zappos, and work environments that leverage social media interactions instead of discouraging them, and you’ll see these Millennials become just as loyal as we were “back in the day.” You can gripe about Gen Y all you want. But if you can''t attract them, you''re going to lose the war for talent.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 6 Unique Ways to Be Successful and Happy
| TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
Everyone''s so distracted with social media and all their slash jobs these days, try picking one thing you really want to do and just get it done. Tired of searching for the secret to a fulfilling career and a happy life? Look no further. What if the key to becoming successful and happy is to quit trying to be either? Would that throw a wrench into your career goals? Make a mess of your life plans? If so, then you need to read this. Here''s the thing.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 9 Mistakes You're Making on LinkedIn
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
Most people use LinkedIn as a professional social media platform. What separates the master networkers from the amateurs? The former tend not to make these mistakes. Lots of articles describe how to create a more marketable LinkedIn profile, how to find the right groups to join, how to choose the best profile photo. I should know, I've written about that. Oh, and that. Yep, and that too. Since most people understand the value of taking those steps, let's go deeper.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Make Yourself More Marketable on LinkedIn
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
Overall, LinkedIn is the best social media platform for entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals. Somewhere along the line you started treating it more like a resume. It's time to fix that. Unfortunately, your LinkedIn profile may not be helping you to create those connections. So let’s tune yours up with six simple steps: Step 1. Revisit your goals. At its most basic level LinkedIn is about marketing: marketing your company or marketing yourself.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 5 Tips for Giving Really Amazing Presentations
| TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
Use Media Only to Enhance PowerPoint, visuals and video are powerful presentation tools when used correctly. Don''t waste a presentation opportunity with foolish mistakes. Give it every chance of winning the day. Some people live for making presentations; others consider it their worse nightmare. It could be five people in a boardroom or 500 in the audience, but if you are the presenter the spotlight is on you. You''ll either be the hero or the goat. No need to panic.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 6 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress
| MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
Turn Off the News The news media, like every other form of entertainment, makes money by producing strong emotions in its audience. Workplace stress is not inevitable. Here are some simple techniques to lower your own levels. Stress sucks.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 10 Eye-Opening Books You Should Read
| TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
How to Lie With Statistics Darrell Huff''s classic 1954 tome explains how businesspeople, politicians, and the news media misuse "the truth" specifically to mislead. These books reveal the truth of how organizations really work. and it''s not pretty. As anyone who reads this column knows, I''m a huge proponent of positive thinking. However, positive thinking is delusional unless it''s based upon a clear understanding of how the business world really works.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Turn Your Toughest Customer Into Your Biggest Fan
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Instead, they tell everyone else; their families, friends, and everyone in their social media networks. These 7 tips will help you transform your most difficult clients into big marketing victories. Watch out! Here comes Gladys. Or maybe it's Tim, Nelly, or Nigel. Whatever the name, this client is cranky and snappish, making even the most skilled professionals run for cover. Is it possible to convert this cantankerous customer into a fan?
INC STARTUPS [Media] 7 Ways to Improve Your First Impression
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
Master the Language Thanks to social media and email, first impressions are being made through writing more and more frequently. Many forget the importance of a first impression. Here are 7 tips to help you get off on the right foot. I am amazed how little most people care about the initial impression they make. Are they unaware or just simply uninterested? Recently, I have been helping a few clients with business development and hiring.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Seth Godin: What Marketers Are Getting Wrong
| THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
How have the Internet and social media changed the marketing landscape? The marketing expert shares how companies can change their tactics to get customers'' attention more effectively. Seth Godin, best-selling author and entrepreneur, is one of the most prominent names in marketing today. Godin has worked in the field for decades and his blog is one of the most trafficked on the Web.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 20 Critical Dos and Don'ts of LinkedIn Networking
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
More and more LinkedIn looks like the winning social media tool for business networking. LinkedIn is constantly changing. Here is a current list of 20 proper ways to build your network without offending or embarrassing yourself. Whether you are trying to grow your reach, find content, explore opportunities or recruit talent, this virtual meeting place is for many the first and last stop.
- [Media] How to Attract Investors to Your Start-up
Social Media makes this even easier that it ever was to maintain and grow your own network across the globe. Any new entrepreneur knows that investors can provide more than just capital to their business — they can become resources for organizing, marketing, and realizing ideas. Mentoring and nurturing people with their ideas can be as important as the first seed capital funding that they receive.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Do More Faster: 10 Best Apps & Tools
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
Tips: I tend to have pockets of time when I can read and post on social media. Five-time entrepreneur Frank Addante lists the digital gems that help him be organized and save time. Organize your email: Sanebox Sanebox uses algorithms to organize your email into what's important and what's not. I was skeptical and had trouble giving up control of my inbox, but now I'm hooked. Tips: Trust it.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Is This the Perfect Way to Hire?
| SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
Asking for Linkedin profiles and other social media presence gives candidates a chance to direct you to professional information they want you to see. You don''t ask for resumes and you skip the traditional job posting. One founder says this four-step process trumps everything else she''s tried. Hiring the right talent is vital to the success of your business. But busy entrepreneurs don''t have time to waste sifting through dozens of resumes to evaluate candidates.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Meet Inc.'s 30 Under 30, Class of 2012
| MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
In an already disrupted media industry, they may be on to the new, new thing. Her company, University Parent Media, produces print, Web, and mobile content that helps all three audiences stay in touch and informed. Read more Jesse Thomas and Leslie Bradshaw founded Jess3, a creative agency that specializes in social media strategy and data visualization. They're solving problems like education and health care, creating jobs, and manufacturing right here in the U.S.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Why Networking Doesn't Work
| TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
With the introduction and widespread use of social media and other technologies, a study from 2012 shows that these days, it's more like four degrees. Working a room and shaking dozens of hands? Forget it. Re-think your networking to make lasting connections. I used to dread attending networking events and crowded conferences. I'm a bit of an introvert and it always felt awkward walking up to a stranger and trying make small talk.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 14 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People
| THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
Personal branding through social media may help you build your professional network, but there will never be a replacement for a charismatic personality. Want to be really successful? Get people to like you. Napoleon Hill , author of " Think and Grow Rich "--one of the top-selling books of all time--wrote about the habits of the most likable people in his essay "Develop A Pleasing Personality," published in the forthcoming collection " The Science of Success."
INC STARTUPS [Media] Why Product Management is Everything
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
” So we get more salespeople, jargon-y press releases, shiny brochures, new websites, trade pub ads, SEO, forced social media efforts, and convention tchotchkes. Many companies think they're doing product management, but they're not. Here's what it looks like, and why you need it. This is not a question any entrepreneur likes to get. When I heard it, it hit me like cold water: “Are you a product or a company?”
INC STARTUPS [Media] The Future of Sales Technology
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2012
Because of this, we see salespeople already migrating to other lead generation methods, such as developing customer relationships using a combination social media and other "known-person to known-person" communication. Salespeople are always the early adopters. Here's where they (and you) are heading. For the past two decades, salespeople have been the early adopters of technology that's later permeated the rest of the business world.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Why Being Social Makes You a Better Leader
| MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
Thankfully, with social media, the millennial generation, and the rise of women in the workplace, I''ve seen the social element of leadership rise to the forefront. Start with relating to your people to get things done. The third in a seven-part series on leadership communication styles. I''ve been working with leaders and studying leadership for more than 20 years and I can confidently say this is a new era of leadership. The world is certainly much more global today.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 7 Things Confident Leaders Don't Do
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
They don't worry about their personal brands, personal productivity, or social media. In a world full of wannabe entrepreneurs and leaders, don't try to be what you're not. If you've been around long enough, you begin to realize that success is just as much about what you don't do as what you do. Any CEO, entrepreneur, or venture capitalist will tell you that lack of focus is one of their most insidious enemies.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 4 Ways to Be a Leader Who Matters
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
Because of the financial market's short-term focus on results, the media's need to fill columns with stories linked to current events, and a culture that fetes celebrity, we reward the new, the counter-intuitive and the loud. Leaders who build lasting legacies don't do so overnight. For long term impact, a leader must be reflective and thoughtful. The greatest need we face in business today is leadership that makes real, positive change in the long term.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 4 Secrets From a Master Networker
| FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
Another approach he recommends is to use social media, for instance by sending a connection request on LinkedIn or liking something on Facebook, or following the person on Twitter. The founder of the company that brought you Solitare Deluxe reveals his strategy for building a strong network. Every successful business is built on relationships. That old cliché, "It''s not what you know, it''s whom you know"--is perfectly true.
NON-LINEAR GROWTH [Media] Tahosa’s Summit: 6 Months [Series]
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
Don’t forget all of your social media profiles, and the legal names of the LLC’s you’ve set up. I enjoy reading blog posts of entrepreneurs that chronicle the journey of starting and building a business. The ones I enjoy most are at times heart-breaking and at other times triumphant. The most memorable are always always authentic and introspective. To my knowledge, no-one has ever done a blog series on the process of building a venture capital or growth equity firm.
INC STARTUPS [Media] First 5 Steps to Achieving Great Things
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
If you''re serious about achieving great things, you need the time and space to do it, and if you''re using every break available to scroll through your inbox (or your social media stream), then I have news for you--you ain''t doing great things. Greatness doesn''t just happen. The best leaders take steps to ensure that when they do something, they do it better than anyone else. You''re good. You wouldn''t be where you are if you weren''t. But you know you''re capable of better than good.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Writing a Press Release in 2014: Five Tips
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
As technology moves forward, so should a press release, changing it from a dry document to a rich media promoting your news and read by everyone from journalists, bloggers, potential clients, investors, and partners. This both helps writers scan it easier, but also if you distribute it through social media and via PR Newswire, it will automatically become an easily shareable and retweetable title that will also have plenty of space for links.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Finland Takes First Steps To Tolerate Failure
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
Most national media outlets in Finland have covered the day and spread awareness through doing so. Finland has one of those peculiar western cultures where failure isn't tolerated. Failure isn't tolerated socially nor is it tolerated in the society at large. One of the most common outcomes of starting high growth businesses is that most of them go bankrupt. This means, that failure is at the core of high risk entrepreneurship.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] 5 Creative Ways To Build Your Business’ Brand
| THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
Owning Social Media (Taco Bell). 5 Creative Ways To Build Your Business’ Brand written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. When we think about branding for business, we tend to consider only the most obvious examples such as our logos, names, perhaps the basic design and layout of our website. In doing so, however, we are neglecting all of the different customer interaction points through which we can establish our brand.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 9 Qualities of Remarkable Entrepreneurs
| MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
In a world of social media everyone can be their own PR agent. What separates the best from everyone else? Hint: It's not about the money.) Good entrepreneurs make money. Great entrepreneurs make serious money. But remarkable entrepreneurs do more than make money. They are the few who possess qualities that don't appear on balance sheets but do make a significant impact on the lives of their employees, industries, and communities. Here are nine qualities of remarkable entrepreneurs: 1.
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.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 9 Sources of Inspiration for Highly Successful People
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
He is clear in his communications and uses the media in ways others wish they could. Richard Branson, Naomi Simson, and other top influencers talk about what drives them. LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Three Ways To Turn Your Business Around By Learning From Facebook
| FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
Your business isn’t Facebook, but you certainly can learn from the social-media titan by examining how it operates — when things are going well, and not so well. by Mike Hoefflinger, author of “ Becoming Facebook: The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company That’s Disrupting the World “ Do you or your company need a turn-around?
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Great Mistakes To Make When Starting Your Career
| MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
Lewis Robinson is a business consultant specializing in social media marketing, CRM, and sales. by Lewis Robinson. People often have a tendency to assume that all mistakes are bad mistakes. But there is a fine line between what we call a mistake and what we might call “kismet” or “serendipity.” ” Some of the greatest inventions wouldn’t even be a reality if it weren’t for fortunate mistakes.
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.
INC STARTUPS [Media] Secret to More Refreshing Weekends
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
Or as former Republican presidential candidate and current media pundit Mike Huckabee puts it in the book: “You have to set an appointment to go off the grid as surely as to go on it.” The busiest and most successful people use this strategy for restorative weekends to keep burnout at bay, according to author Laura Vanderkam. You work like a maniac at your business all week, so what do you usually do come Friday?
- [Media] 5 Money-Making Reasons To Get An E-Commerce Site
Social media brings sales. Additionally, with the introduction of Google + , although it is not available for businesses profiles just yet, it will be a major player in the social media game, and businesses should realize that this is a huge opportunity for them to gain some market share. It may seem unnecessary to post an article about the necessity of having an e-commerce website on a blog devoted to making money online.
INC STARTUPS [Media] 5 Things Breakthrough Marketers Do
| FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
Lots of people identify themselves as marketers , but sadly many of them just shuffle paper and spread useless and ineffective social media. So much of today''s marketing is purposeless and boring. Here are five ways the best marketers get above the noise. They spend other people''s money creating worthless brochures and websites that have no impact on customer relationships and ROI. And then there are the search engine optimization companies.