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  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Media] [Infographic] Secrets To Creating A Viral Infographic
    by Justin Beegel, CEO of Infographic World and the author of “ Infographics For Dummies “ The evolution of technology and the rapidly changing landscape of social media has made life interesting and difficult for marketing and advertising executives. The graphic should go live on all parties’ websites and across all their social media platforms to give it the widest possible launching pad for exposure.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
    [Media] Try This 3,500-Year-Old Sales Secret
    And the ROAR method has been successfully applied to sales collateral, websites and yes, even social media and videos like the one below. Everyone has to sell something, sometime, even if it's just an idea. Here's a proven 3,500-year-old technique for making the sale. Ah, the occupational hazard of being a pushy New Yorker--I am always trying to evangelize my point of view or lobby for position. Of course, I used to do it the hard way.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [Media] 3 Reasons Start-ups Should Consider Crowdfunding
    Social media has made this easier, but having a crowdfunding campaign taps an entirely unique community of individuals who are specifically looking for new ideas. Additionally, most crowdfunding sites are tightly integrated with social media sites with easy share links, allowing for rapid dissemination. Do you have a great idea but intimidated by the difficulties of getting started? Here are three ways crowdfunding can help you.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
    [Media] We Like Humans, But We LOVE Code (Machine Learning Case Study)
    If you don’t use media queries in your CSS… you might not have a great marketing design ( tweet ). The following is a guest post by Jonah Lopin (@jonahlopin) , founder at Crayon. Jonah is a HubSpot alumnus, and I''m an angel investor in the company. Here at Crayon , we love humans. In fact, all our moms and many of our best friends are humans! But when it comes to solving problems, we prefer code.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
    [Media] 10 Apps That Make Managing Projects Remotely a Breeze
    Maren Hogan , Red Branch Media 10. When your team is based everywhere, consider these communication and project-management aides. Managing a team or a big project from afar? Overseeing the process can be a job in itself. To figure out how entrepreneurs manage it all successfully, we asked our own Young Entrepreneur Council members to share their favorite app or piece of software for keeping tabs on work, wherever it happens. Here''s what they had to say: 1.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
    [Media] Getting Noticed Online: What You Need To Know
    It could also mean having social media accounts and getting these managed and linked to your core website. It’s the perennial problem of the startup. How on Earth do you get yourself noticed? More and more, the space in which you need to speak up is moving online. In fact, this has probably become the primary channel for securing your brand in the minds of your customers. But how to go about getting noticed online is a tricky business.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] The Power of Focus And The Peril Of Myopia
    HubSpot (my company): When HubSpot started, we set out to build a suite of marketing applications (including content management, SEO tools, social media, blogging, marketing analytics). Greed is good. Gordon Gecko. Focus is good. Steve Jobs. I'm a big fan of focus. I'm such a big fan of it, I try to apply it to as many things as possible. just kidding]. It's really, really hard to argue against focus. Who doesn't like focus? Who would contest focus?
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Media] How To Pick The Right Idea For Your Startup
    Make something that entertains: Music, gaming, video, and media companies entertain. The following is a guest post by Kapil Kale, co-founder of GiftRocket , a Y Combinator-backed gift card company. Kapil usually blogs here. As a current startup founder, one of the most common questions I get is how to come up with a good startup idea. I most often get this question from non-technical or semi-technical founders who would probably regard themselves as outsiders to Silicon Valley.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Why the JOBS Act is a Win for Entrepreneurs and Investors
    Inspired by the success of donation-based crowdfunding, social media as marketing tool, and the principles of seed financing, the three of us—Jason Best, Sherwood Neiss and Zak Cassady-Dorion—decided to create a solution. Social media would enforce integrity And most importantly social media would control the process. That's how crowdfunding through social media works: You are limited by soliciting your social media connections.)
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
    [Media] SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel
    Social media, blogging, and reputation management are all elements of SEO that also carry additional marketing and advertising value. SEO Is An Integral Marketing Channel written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Earlier this month, Google surpassed Apple as the world’s most valuable company. The two companies have yo-yoed for first place since then, but the point is that Google is one of the most successful companies in the history of capitalism. How Did This Happen?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] 6 Tips for a Perfectly Timed Facebook Post
    That means for any business engaged in social media--which means any business using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. To ensure your Facebook posts reach the most people, timing is everything. Here are some tips for getting it right. It happens all the time. You post on Facebook and the post does really well: You get hundreds of shares and comments and thousands of clicks and likes. Awesome! So you jump on the engagement bandwagon and fire off another post. And very little happens.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
    [Media] 4 Quick Tips to Be Funny on Twitter
    Among the many events currently taking place as part of Social Media Week , a panel of experts talked Thursday about a topic not easily executed by most people: How to be funny (like really funny) in 140 characters or less. A few Twitter pros remind us that to be funny, you have to take a risk.
  • STARTUPCFO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Media] Gameon Finance
    Media and entertainment companies looking for new opportunities. Tax credit experts, law firms with media practices and investment services. Investment analysts in the area of technology and entertainment/media. As a long-time software guy watching everything become more game-like these days, I am very pleased to be spending more time working directly in the gaming sector itself. This January 20 and 21 in Toronto, the 4th annual Gameon Finance conference is taking place.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] [Interview] Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Founder And CEO Of Crowdsourcing Week, On Crowdsourcing
    There are many ideas and movements that aim to get businesses or communities to act and put social media into a bigger and much better context: the sharing economy, access economy, collaborative consumption, co-creation, collaboration, open innovation amongst others. The upcoming Crowdsourcing Week is a five-day conference to be held in Singapore on June 3-7, 2013, that will explore everything crowdsourcing, open innovation and crowdfunding.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORCE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Do You Know How Your Customers Really Feel and What They Are Really Saying About You?
    Because, unless all your customers are very active in social media, you aren't going to even scratch the surface of understanding how your customer base really feels. If not, why not? Most entrepreneurs assume that they have happy customers. And, of course, every entrepreneur wants his customer to love his product and his company. Yet, few know what customers are really feeling and fewer still elicit or solicit the love they seek.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Media] Trump Would Hurt Innovation (& I’m With Her)
    His penchant to censor extends to revoking press credentials and threatening to punish media platforms that criticize him. Kim Keenan, President/CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council. Alex Nogales, President/CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition. Katie Stanton, CMO, Color Genomics; Former VP of Global Media, Twitter. I’ve cosigned a letter elaborating why a Trump Presidency would be devastating for America’s innovation.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Media] Trump Would Hurt Innovation (& I’m With Her)
    His penchant to censor extends to revoking press credentials and threatening to punish media platforms that criticize him. Kim Keenan, President/CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council. Alex Nogales, President/CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition. Katie Stanton, CMO, Color Genomics; Former VP of Global Media, Twitter. I’ve cosigned a letter elaborating why a Trump Presidency would be devastating for America’s innovation.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    [Media] Design Chica Spotlight: Danielle Bardgette
    ux design women-in-tech diversity-in-tech mediaDanielle Bardgette is a UX/UI Designer at Tahiti Blue Interactive , an Austin-based design agency that specializes in helping startups. Danielle has played an invaluable role in Latinitas’ 2017 Design Chica Conference as the co-chair of the UX design workshop committee and a volunteer co-coordinator. Not only did she help design the UX curriculum, but she also assisted with volunteer recruitment and donation gathering.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017
    [Media] At SXSW 2017; bots, films and a Vice President
    sxsw-interactive journalism media sxsw filmOnce again tens of thousands of people are heading to Austin, Texas for the largest tech, film and music convergence in the United States better known as South by Southwest ( SXSW). This is my third attendance but the first one that I’m doing full exclusive reporting on the ground. My previous attendance was as a speaker I was working in a different capacity.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Media] The Power of Delivering on Your Word in Business
    Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of social media consultancy VaynerMedia, answers questions from Twitter about how to maintain integrity in business relationships, work within a limited budget, and more
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
    [Media] 5 Steps to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy
    Start with a new understanding of the real customer need, their search process in finding you (referral, website, social media), and most desired payment model, like one-time payment versus subscription, or lease versus purchase. Entrepreneurs always work hard to create an innovative product or service, but often count on standard seller marketing for sales. But the reality is that sellers are no longer in charge of the customer buying process.
  • MEDIA VC  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
    [Media] My Favorite Holiday Passtime
    Current Affairs Media Technology Television Venture Capital Web/Tech Weblogs bear stearns dance draw google kiss lehman technology zeitgeistAround this time every year, Google delivers a digital bon bon to anyone with a wisp of curiosity and a moment of spare time. Chalked full of current data on what's trending up and down in Internet searches, the Google Zeitgeist resembles a stock market of hotness, momentum, waxing or waning influence and interest.
  • MEDIA VC  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
    [Media] Purple Cows and Publishing Blues
    Tags: Books Current Affairs Media
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Media] Must-Know Tips to Measure Your Mobile Marketing
    Mobile ads range from "text, to audio, images, video and even rich media." Cross-Media Impact. Everyone has a cell phone, but mobile marketing is notoriously tough to analyze and measure. Here's how to start. As recently reported in Australia's Smart Company , six out of every 10 people on Earth, including children, the elderly and people in developing countries, have a mobile phone. This equates to approximately 6.7 billion mobile devices worldwide.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] How to Increase Sales Online – The Checklist
    As a marketer, one of your constant jobs is to find the right marketing mix: the right media (where to advertise / promote – free or paid), the right message (what do you say?), If you get the media right and the traffic is relevant (e.g. social media follow (Twitter, Facebook etc). What if there was a method – a process – that you could apply to (pretty much) any website to increase sales? Wouldn’t that be swell? Well, there is.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Media] [Interview] Amanda Mills, Founder Of Amanda Mills Los Angeles
    For example, portraying self-expression using the AMLA brand on social media. Lifestyle curator is one of those terms that we hear a lot these days, but what does it really mean? For Amanda Mills, the mind and face behind the Amanda Mills Los Angeles (AMLA) lifestyle brand, it is a term she takes great pride in. On the outside, Amanda appears to be a bright-eyed California woman with a penchant for Yoga. However, this former Texan is much more nuanced and complex.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
    [Media] Emoji As Oxford’s “Word” Of The Year? 4 Business Takeaways.
    While this announcement tends to create some noise on social media every year, this year’s word is even more buzzworthy because it’s not actually a word — it’s a pictograph. Companies have been facing this issue for years as they assess how to position their social media pages. by Fabiola Stein, Sage’s Global Head of Marketing for Sage One. Last week, Oxford Dictionaries named their annual “Word of the Year.”
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Media] Overcoming The Top 4 iBeacon Liabilities
    by Alex Romanov, CEO of iSIGN Media. Alex Romanov has been iSIGN Media ’s Chief Executive Officer since November 2007 and has successfully restructured the company, positioning it for rapid growth worldwide. . Influencing shoppers when they are close enough to respond is the key to any proximity marketing effort. The widespread excitement over beacon news announcements has marketers scrambling to climb on the bandwagon.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Media] Crowdsourcing Your Next Design Project From Designhill
    Many new-age entrepreneurs, technology pundits and media moguls strongly believe that it is a good graphic design that lays the foundation of success for any startup. Quite expectedly, custom design crowdsourcing marketplaces have become integral for startups and small businesses to establish their brand identity, garner media mileage and build a loyal customer base.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] Top Five Ways To Recognize And Appreciate Millennial Workers
    With free website services such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and their tremendous popularity and ubiquitous usage by Millennials, using these social media tools to celebrate the accomplishments of your Millennial workers is a no-brainer (in addition to more traditional corporate recognition awards ). by Mike Byam, managing partner at Terryberry.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
    [Media] Why I started a podcast
    A podcast, or any media platform, requires daily decisions about where you’ll take your listeners next. tech women-in-tech media podcast austinStarting a podcast is hard. And starting a podcast while going to school full time and working part time is especially hard. Actually, starting anything is rough and tiring. That’s why my interviews with my amazing guests not only speak to my audience but speak to me in a personal level. I decided to start a podcast because I love podcast.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Media] Tips For Hiring Your First Employee As A Small Business Owner
    by Gyawu Mahama, Social Media and Marketing Manager at Hiscox Small Business Insurance. Gyawu Mahama is Social Media and Marketing Manager at Hiscox Small Business Insurance. In this role Gyawu is responsible for driving social media engagement, publishing Hiscox’s award winning small business blog, and internal communications. As a small business owner, you’re accustomed to wearing many hats.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Media] What Your Brain Has to Do With Your Brand
    You can also demonstrate your innate "brand you" strengths via social media, and turn your self-knowledge into the ultimate marketing tool Tell your employees and customers about how you think and behave, your innate genetic strengths and preferences, and you'll see your brand loyalty grow. Business guru Tom Peters is credited with popularizing the idea of being your own brand 15 years ago. "We We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc.," he wrote. "To
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Conversocial: A case study in thought leadership based marketing
    For those of you that don’t know Conversocial is a cloud based service used by brands and retailers to manage and engage with their customers on social media. When it comes to having a data led approach to PR Conversocial is fortunate on two counts, firstly in that the activities of companies and brands on Twitter and Facebook is in the public domain, and secondly in that the press is interested in printing stories about companies engaging in social media.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] 3 Rules for Content Marketing Promotion
    Promotion starts with audience and media research Generating consistent success with content marketing is done through research rather than intuition. Here are a few rules to follow when promoting your content marketing resources. Marketers always ask me how to make more or better content, and it''s almost always the wrong question.
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017
    [Media] NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr.: My ancestors were refugees
    As expected, President Donald Trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim nations from entering the United States has generated a hailstorm of social media posts
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
    [Media] North Carolina insurance commissioner apologizes for shared meme
    RALEIGH — North Carolina's new insurance commissioner is apologizing for sharing a meme on social media mocking women who took part in the women's march in Washington
  • WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL STATE/REGION NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Media] High-powered ACC has stars on defense, too _ plenty of them
    When Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware decided that Syracuse's Dontae Strickland had gone far enough, his WWE-style takedown raised some eyebrows and lit up social media
  • 47 HATS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
    [Media] AskBob: How do we grow our user base and following?
    We are using all the social media sites: [link] [link] [link] , etc. (Got a startup question? Ask it at AskBob and I’ll take a stab at it. And if it’s a question that other startup founders are asking, look for it as a post here.). Andrew of CliqFlip asks: We’re about to release and we are starting to build ‘hype’ around our product. How do we grow our user base and our following ? How do we make people intrigued?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013
    [Media] David Karp: Why I Sold Tumblr
    They were the original digital media company. They took a different approach to media. They approached media as an editorial team that created content and built creative brand advertising on top of that content. In an interview Thursday with Charlie Rose, Tumblr founder David Karp opened up about the $1.1 billion acquisition everyone''s talking about. Tech''s man of the hour (yes, David Karp) sat down with Bloomberg TV''s Charlie Rose Thursday night to discuss Yahoo''s $1.1
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Do the Wrong Thing: When Best Practices Are Anything But
    That''s not to say that making connections with reporters isn''t important; just take care to distinguish yourself from the pack when interacting with media. Many PR people tend to forget the ''relations'' part of media relations and that the reporter/PR person dynamic should deviate from the standard pitch-and-briefing format. "Best practices" are holding you back from superstar work. Here''s how to break free. This morning, a client told me I was "different, but it worked."
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    [Media] Tops Tips On Taking Your Local Business Online
    Your social media. Social media is the key for outbound marketing online. Social media takes planning and patience. The research mentioned above is hugely important for social media. Online, for a while, seemed like it was entirely the playground of the big businesses. There are millions of potential consumers out there to reach, but that’s the point if you’re locally based?
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
    [Media] Where are the opportunities for machine learning startups? [guest post]
    One essential aspect of search relevance is surely ‘trustworthiness’ so that content and claims made in social media and news sites can be verified or scored for authenticity. This is a guest post by Libby Kinsey , a former VC with an Msc in Machine Learning from UCL (bio below). Machine Learning and AI are fast becoming ubiquitous in data driven businesses, that is to say, an awful lot of businesses.
  • 47 HATS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Media] What Social Videos Can Do For Your Startup
    Media Studies [link] ). million consumers are “strongly influenced” in their purchase decisions by opinions in social media (up 19% from 2010). Tom Rutka. Entrepreneur. SocialVideoPromotion.com. Do you know the amount of psychology involved in buying of products and services?
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Media] Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore
    This dynamic has been reported thousands of times so I don’t need to go through it again, but we don’t have to look back very far to hear the drum beat from the media, LPs, and everyone else about how “VC is dead.” I woke up to an article in Daily Camera today titled Small Business Administration trying to bring SBIC funds to Colorado. There are so many things wrong in the article I felt compelled to write about it.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] Lead Generation Strategies for Start-ups
    Social Media: Make sure you have a good digital marketing strategy, which includes promoting your product or service in all social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ etc. Being a young enterprise, you have a product and you have your first set of paying customers. Now the challenge is to take your product to market, generate volumes and gain market share.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Media] And now for something a little different: First Round portfolio company chloe + isabel launches [#frc]
    If you're an innovator in the fashion space, in the flow of fashion influencers, cover ecommerce/fashion tech/retail for the media, or just generally blanket your social media presence with your uber fashion-forwardness e-mail me and I'll see if I can get you an invite--we're pretty tight already. Tweet.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Media] RULEBREAKER AWARDS ANNOUNCES 15 CATEGORY WINNERS
    We’re proud to honor entrepreneurs who have succeeded by doing it their way,” said Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media and a co-host of the RuleBreaker Awards. ABOUT RIEVA LESONSKY: Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. RULEBREAKER AWARDS ANNOUNCES 15 CATEGORY WINNERS; GRAND-PRIZE WINNER TO BE NAMED JUNE 10. Meet 15 Entrepreneurs Who Are Shaking Up the Business World. LAKEWOOD, CALIF.,
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Media] Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs
    He or she has worked at some very successful big technology or media companies and went to a great school. A shortened, better edited and with nicer pictures version of this post first appeared on TechCrunch. But if you want it in it’s full V1 glory read on … You’ve never been a CEO but might like to be one some day. But how? Nobody sees you as a CEO since you’ve never been one?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Media] What You Need to Know Before Launching a Native Advertising Campaign
    With consumers'' social media and mobile technology use steadily on the rise, native advertising''s potential is vast." is also the co-author of Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture. If the idea of native advertising were stated in this way, I''d like it: ''Brands spend massive amounts of money on paid media. If advertisers can''t get their message across through traditional media coverage, they will go directly to the reader.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] 7 Tips to Better Manage Your Email
    In fact email continues to be the primary and most effective form of communication in business despite the spam, texting and social media. Is your email running your life? Here are a few tips to help you take back control. Let''s face it. Email is never going away. Many people have simply transferred their Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn conversations into their email so they don''t have to chase five different screens. Most smartphones help do this for you.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014
    [Media] Verified Data Will Prevent “Fake It Til You Make It”
    “ Slow Media ” is about bringing mindfulness to consumption of content just as Slow Food did for eating. Besides having a great animated graphic, yesterday’s New York Times “ Faking Cultural Literacy ” OpEd got me thinking about the role of verified data. The column touches on the increasing proclivity (or even probability) that you develop and espouse an opinion without even experiencing the source data itself.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The Secret to Happiness for Marketers
    Sounds like great advice, and also sounds like the heart of three great social media posts. The Secret to Happiness for Marketers written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Scott Yates – Enjoy! photo credit: elycefeliz via photopin cc.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Media] Say No To Absent Fathers, Yes To Paternity Leave
    The news was received enthusiastically and immediately garnered more than 300,000 encouraging likes, over 15,000 appreciative comments and media attention. Image credit: Father and son from Shutterstock. by Ankita Sheth, co–founder of Vista Rooms. In November 2015, Facebook Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted his paternity leave plans.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
    [Media] Seven Reasons Why Customer Reference Programs Fail
    It must cross boundaries, working cooperatively with other divisions in your business such as sales, marketing, social media, PR, product development, and the like. What’s more, social media content can go stale fast, and needs ever-refreshed supplies of new content from your advocates — as opposed to “all about us” content that bores visitors to death! How will customer videos, stories, and other customer content be used in social media efforts?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Media] How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready
    Monitor behaviors like email opens and click-throughs, social media engagement, and downloads. How to Determine When A Lead Is Sales-Ready written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Today’s Guest Post is by Ellen Gomes – Enjoy! . Relay runners know that the exchanges make or break a race. The same is true for businesses of all sizes.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Media] Free Android Images
    Feel free to use with attribution to blogtrepreneur.com/media-android The post Free Android Images appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. This page features free android images for journalists and bloggers. Images
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Media] Free Legal Images
    Feel free to use with attribution to blogtrepreneur.com/media-legal The post Free Legal Images appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs. This page features free android images for journalists and bloggers. Images
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] A 5-Point Plan for Making the Most of Customer Complaints
    Instead, they become a secret detractor of that company and tell thousands of their friends about their bad experience on social media. Disappoint them twice and, um, you won''t disappoint them again. Why isn''t it working? How can you fix this? Who can solve my problem? By the time a customer asks these questions, chances are you''ve already lost them.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
    [Media] Product Pricing in Product Management
    I have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. My nearly 15 years in mobile provide me a unique perspective and experience where I now build media and monetization solutions scaling businesses from concept to widespread adoption.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] 8 steps to successfully rebrand your business
    Updating your website, email templates and social media is the easy part. Jake Athey is the Marketing Manager for Smartimage and Widen Enterprises. Rebranding is an inward process of recreating your organization’s outward expression of identity. Whether the current brand feels stale and outdated, or just fails to reflect the growth and evolution of the organization, a rebranding requires exceptional commitment, creativity, and sometimes resources. In 2000, BP famously spent £4.6
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Media] The Ultimate Work From Home Checklist
    Come up with a compelling social media campaign to build brand awareness (a competition perhaps, or a giveaway). Of the 543,000 new small businesses started each month, approximately 52 percent of them are home-based. It’s no surprise really when you consider the primary reason for starting a business from home has to do with money (or lack thereof). According to Peterson’s Ultimate Home Office Survival Guide, most entrepreneurs who work from home start with less than $5,000.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Media] Developing a Business Plan for Strategic Growth
    Pricing, products, promotion, messaging, channels, social media, support, lead generation—it’s all tactics. The business plan for strategic growth is one of my favorites because it’s about core business decisions, steps, metrics, and making things happen. It matches my vision of business planning as ongoing management and steering a business. It’s not about explaining or defending a business for outsiders. It’s about what’s supposed to happen.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] 8 Business Lessons From Game of Thrones
    In business, debt reduction is not just a part of your financial statement, says Heather Taylor, the Social Media Manager at MyCorporation.com. Sure, it''s an unlikely source for entrepreneurial wisdom--but no less relevant. Here''s what to steal from the HBO series and apply to your own company. Game of Thrones, the fantasy series on HBO , is all about loyalty and conflict resolution. Sound familiar?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] 3 Super-Cheap Marketing Tactics
    Unsolicited feedback often comes in the form of unstructured data in blogs, social media and online reviews platforms. There''s no longer any excuse for letting your marketing slide. As an entrepreneur running a bootstrapped company, marketing is not likely at the top of your to-do list. Bootstrapped companies are by definition lean, so founders don’t usually spend much on formal marketing. After all, great products sell themselves, so why bother?
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] Enough With the 'Innovation' Already!
    In fact, according to a recent post by Taylor for the HBR blog network, a number of top media outlets are pointing to the froth over innovation and asking pointed questions about whether our obsession with all things innovative hasn't become an unhelpful fad. The backlash against business's faddish obsession with innovation has begun, according to one pundit. In the world of business and entrepreneurship, few things are hotter at the moment than innovation.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012
    [Media] 5 Reasons People Unfollow You on Twitter
    In social media, it's a terrible idea. Curb these top five annoying Twitter habits. Your followers will thank you. Why should you care whether @MindaZetlin follows you on Twitter or not? You shouldn't. But if these five annoying habits are turning me off, there's a good chance I'm not the only one. Here, in descending order of annoyance, are the top five ways to lose me as a Twitter follower: 1. Every tweet is about your product or service. Exciting news! Version 5.3 just released!"
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
    Another very cool bit of media that I ran across is called “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Happy International Women’s Day ! What a wonderful day to celebrate, not only because I get to celebrate my side of the gender spectrum, but also because it’s a perfect time to take a look at how women are doing in the business world. When I think of strong leaders, there’s a rolling list of kickbutt powerhouses that comes to mind: Sandberg, Mayer, Whitman, Clinton.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012
    [Media] Dear Entrepreneurs: Have a Dream & Make It a Big One
    Howard Tullman is president and CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, a private college for digital arts and entertainment technology. and more advice from seasoned entrepreneur and investor Howard Tullman. If you want to start a business, check out these seven tips. He is also the general managing partner for Chicago High Tech Investors and an adjunct professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs September Three
    Online Convert – This tool allows you to convert a wide range of media files from one format to another – upload an MOV and convert it Flash or dozens of other formats. Weekend Favs September Three This content from: 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 check them out if they sound interesting.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Media] Why Going Green Means Big Business in the Construction Industry
    The design earned Project Frog accolades and extensive media coverage, and the company landed deals with schools and healthcare providers. Gone are the days of green building being a niche market. Today, it''s a big business that''s the future of the construction industry. Editor''s Note: This article is part of Inc.''s s 2014 Best Industries package. Read on, for more on the top industries for starting a business now.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Media] Master of Customer Acquisition, Matt Coffin, On Startups …
    o Their strong skill was online media buying and optimization – they rarely would do CPA deals – mostly buying CPM. As internet crashed media became cheaper so they bought more and their tracking and analysis became really good so they did better. I recently sat down with Matt Coffin , the founder of LowerMyBills, which sold for $400 million but was very nearly a bankruptcy only a few years early, and talked “startups.&#.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017
    [Media] 8 Keys To Developing A High-Trust Business Culture
    In this age of interactive social media, your culture image quickly spreads to customers, and determines their loyalty. Establishing and maintaining the right company culture is a major key to success in any business these days, especially with the growth of the millennial generation of workers. It has a huge impact on productivity, as well as morale and loyalty to the company.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Media] 9 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Text Message Marketing
    Those that are promoted at events, at a physical location, or any campaign run over traditional media (TV, radio, print, or outdoor). 9 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Text Message Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Justin Mastrangelo – Enjoy! photo credit: Anna Bryukhanova.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Why An Entrepreneur Must Delegate
    Social media in particular require careful monitoring, tweaking and adjusting. If you are keen to reduce wasted man-hours, you may impose a complete ban on FaceBook and other social media. As a young entrepreneur, you have it all. Energy, ideas and determination are all it takes to get things moving along. There is a potential flaw in this make-up though. There can be a tendency to rush ahead to get things done quickly and efficiently.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
    [Media] 10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About
    Varick Street focuses on next-gen technology and adaptable business models, growing businesses in digital media, cleantech, and even social media and mobile apps into real life successful startups. College campuses are ripe with innovation, as students grow through education and experimentation in school.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015
    [Media] Turning A Hobby Into A Business – A Happier Life
    Whether it’s cookery, engineering or your prowess on social media, there are always people willing to learn from those with experience. In 1937 George Valliant, a psychologist and Professor at Harvard University, began one of the longest running studies of physical and mental wellbeing ever recorded. For over 70 years Professor Valliant and his colleagues studied the lives of 268 individuals through wars, divorces, sickness and even a successful presidential election.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Media] 12 Ways to Get Your New Product into a Major Retail Chain
    Make sure that their price is somewhat in line with your online pricing. - Jason Grill, JGrill Media | Sock 101. Investing in something new is a gamble, so how do you get stores to begin carrying your product? What is one tip you have for getting a brand-new product into major retail chains? Getting a new, untried product into the market is tough. Major retail chains may not want to gamble on something brand new.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things Game of Thrones Can Teach You About Business
    With the help of Kate Connors, an account manager at Media & Communications Strategies , a communications firm in Washington D.C., The hit HBO show “Game of Thrones,” which has fans enthralled over the fight for the Iron Throne, averages 14.2 million viewers per episode, and has been lauded as the network’s most popular show ever.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
    [Media] Eric Ries: Whatever You Do, Make the Customer King
    There are smaller ways to get initial trafc--especially from the media and press. The Lean Startup author weighs in on the best ways to build momentum for a new company--and improve your product in the process. You might call Eric Ries the kingpin of start-up analytics--he's a big promoter of constant company analysis.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] 21 Great Ways to Conquer Stress
    Limit your exposure to violent media. Advice from Sales Source readers about eliminating stress from your work and your life. An earlier post about reducing stress accumulated comments full of excellent advice from Sales Source readers. Here are the gist of them, along with some additional insights I have on the subject: 1. Take joy in small victories. Most of us have ambitious goals that may take years to achieve.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
    [Media] Silicon Valley's Inconvenient History
    Private capital, he points out, is currently obsessed with social media. If you believe that government funding only harms innovation, let us introduce you to Uncle Sam's most successful start-up: Silicon Valley Which way you lean in this Presidential campaign depends a lot on whether you think government spending is capable of doing any good, or whether it is by its nature obstructionist.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Media] Pinterest's New Feature Shows the Power of Personalization
    With every new media type, whether it was Google, where you have text ads, or Facebook, which is more social advertising, or folks like Twitter, it takes people time to figure out, hey, what''s my voice in this medium?" With its "Personalized for You" section, the startup is getting in on the trend of providing content tailored to users'' interests, and trying to generate the revenue to justify its massive funding.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [Media] How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)
    When it’s your turn in the ambush greeting line get all of your energy pumped up and with great enthusiasm say, “Hey Mark, I really enjoyed your panel on social media marketing. Business Etiquette Tips for dealing with VCs and Corporates at Conferences. This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. With the LeWeb conference about to start in Paris I thought the timing of this post would be appropriate.
  • DEIMAR  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
    [Media] Remembrance of the Slave Trade - Child Labour and Human - Deimar
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Aug 23, 2011. Remembrance of the Slave Trade - Child Labour and Human trafficking. by Deimar Gutierrez. 23.8.11. Pin It. Slavery has been part of human history through time.
  • DEIMAR  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
    [Media] What 3 cheetahs can teach us about business co-founding | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jan 15, 2012. What 3 cheetahs can teach us about business co-founding. by Deimar Gutierrez. 15.1.12. Pin It. The cheetah is the fastest mammal on earth , and can accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h in three seconds. This animal usually hunts alone and despite his incredible speed is not as strong.
  • DEIMAR  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Media] Should Companies Invest in Innovation or Leaders? | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jun 11, 2012. Should Companies Invest in Innovation or Leaders? by Deimar Gutierrez. 11.6.12. Pin It. Business leaders pay far too much attention to innovation and far too little to cultivating talented entrepreneurs.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Media] Reboot Your Business and Your Life
    Media must become both active and passive. Media must become both active and passive. Marketing podcast with Mitch Joel. I’ve been sensing a change these days. Actually, like most change, it happens in a way that is imperceptible, until you step back and look at something like a six month window. Then you can see it. photo credit: andjohan via photopin cc.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
    [Media] Why Your CEO Should Give You An Election Day Vacation
    It wasn’t my first experience using simple tech tools to help people spread a message across social media. So, for this 2016 election I decided to get out of people’s social media and into their startups. I woke on Election Day 2012 with control of Barack Obama’s Twitter account. And Rihanna’s. And Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, Donna Brazile plus several hundred other celebrities and Democratic Party influencers (not to mention hundreds of thousands of everyday citizens).
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [Media] 6 Online Legal Services Reviewed by NextAdvisor.com
    I like the NextAdvisor reviews: They are very in-depth and talk to user interface issues, the level of support in various media, and specifics on the types of services that are offered. You probably know about LegalZoom.com, largely through lots of word of mouth and TV advertising, but did you know about several other online legal services? Luckily, the folks at NextAdvisor.com have done some of the heavy lifting.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
    [Media] Irene brings rain, flooding and end of news as we know it [#irene]
    It was the beginning of the biggest media spectacle we had ever seen. That was the day that mainstream, broadcast media decided it was in the entertainment industry—and that ratings and the “production” mattered more than the delivery of relevant information. I’m ready to say that this weekend was the last straw—the peak of mainstream media news coverage.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Media] My Twitter Account Was Taken Over By Russian Hackers
    It was a dark night of the soul, at least in terms of social media. I started imagining all sorts of terrible scenarios: a damaged reputation, the long hours it would require to build up a new account again, the time to repair the damage to my social media standing. That''s because, once you link a social media account, you can still post and send direct messages--at least until that link is severed.)
  • REDEYE VC  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010
    [Media] Founders and Heat Seeking Missiles
      When Nat and Zach first came to us with the idea for Invite Media , it was focused on algorithms for ad targeting.   We funded VideoEgg back in 2005 with the goal of creating tools to manage online video -- but Matt and team quickly adjusted course and have now become a leading media network for brand advertisers. As a seed-stage investor, First Round Capital typically funds powerpoints. 
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Media] More than a Logo: 5 Additional Ways to Leverage the Crowd for Your Creative Needs
    Did you know that infographics are three times more likely to be shared via social media than any other form of content? When we talk about crowdsourcing creative work, the primary focus of the conversation is frequently on graphic design, and, more specifically, logo design. In all fairness, that makes some sense. After all, that’s the concept that’s been part of the digital marketing narrative for the longest period of time.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Media] How To Start Branding Your Startup Online?
    Every startup dreams about getting coverage on big tech medias and newspapers. For sure a great one splash in media might lead to great connections, but if you want to have a longer tail for content about your company, start building a community around you – and maybe even help the whole startup community on the side – there are other opportunities too. He is active in social media, and arranges webinars and lectures around the country. Photo: Shutterstock.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Media] The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery
    Twitter & Real-Time Information – I think we all now know that Twitter serves up real-time information that is an order of magnitude quicker than traditional media. It surprises me how many really smart people I meet still doubt the power of Twitter. It seems the urge to be a naysayer of Twitter is really strong for some. I think some of this stems from the early days of Twitter when it was presumed that it was a technology to tell people what you ate for lunch.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Dr.Liz Alexander on Co-Authorship
    I’m a former freelance journalist interested in which media channels are talking extensively about thought leadership. My friend Dr.Liz Alexander recently co-authored a book called Thought Leadership Tweet. I am a big fan of thought leadership and also the executive editor of THINKaha (publisher of the book) so I will be doubly-biased when I say that the new book is fantastic. Please check it out.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] The 'Charm of 3' Approach to Marketing
    Positive Claims in Neutral Settings The Georgetown experiment is relevant to advertisements and other persuasive settings, but what about brand messaging that is not perceived as persuasive in nature such as content marketing or earned media? Earned media and content marketing typically take an educational approach and therefore are likely to be perceived as neutral. Experimenters discover a new rule of thumb when it comes to making positive claims in brand messaging.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] How to Build a Blog with 100,000+ Monthly Page Views
    In my early days of blogging, I would spend 90% of my time writing content, once it was done I’d share it on my social media properties then move on to the next post. How to Build a Blog with 100,000+ Monthly Page Views 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 Vinay Patankar – Enjoy!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Media] 5 Tips For Creating An Engaging Blog
    The goal here is to attract the attention of potential customers, and also media attention. by Emma Rosser of Publicize. For a startup leader, it can be tough to make waves in your industry and draw attention to a new endeavor. This challenge is all the more prominent this year, with the tech industry battle for VCs , amid fears that the startup bubble could be on the brink of collapse. Simply stating the usefulness of your product is not enough.
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