Austin in San Francisco

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

” I vividly recall the moment when I connected on this level with Austin Gunter — our social media keymaster (are you the gatekeeper?), So when Austin said he wanted to move to San Francisco from eponymous Austin (Texas), supporting his move was a no-brainer.

An honest guide to the San Francisco startup life

The Next Web

Stationed on the West Coast of the United States, flanked by the blue hues of the Pacific Ocean, is a city that’s home to some of the greatest companies in the world – 700 miles south of that is San Francisco. I moved to San Francisco two years ago to work for a startup called Padlet.

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Twitter's IPO Sparks Protest in San Francisco

Inc Startups

At the same time, 3,000 miles away in San Francisco, a group of 20 protesters rallied outside of the social media giant ’s headquarters. The activists took issue with the $22 million tax break the city gave Twitter in 2011 to keep its offices in San Francisco.

Podio Goes San Francisco


As a build-up for the launch, Podio's team will be relocated to San Francisco between March 21st and 25th where they would host workshops, meetings and networking sessions. Podio has been reappearing in media's headlines ever since they came out of the stealth mode last September. Six months later the company is opening a Podio Store in San Francisco - impressively fast execution.

How to bootstrap your way into becoming a VC

Version One Ventures

Many in the VC community are incredibly generous when it comes to sharing their insights and experiences via blogging and social media. As an example, my friend Semil Shah has done an amazing job building his brand through a combination of smart writing, social media, and organizing get-togethers and targeted conferences. News First round capital Fred Wilson New York San Francisco Toronto Venture capital Version One Ventures

Top 23 Social Media Power Influencers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you’re looking for cutting edge tips for social media, check out the tweets of a “new media star.”. Global head of social media at Ford Motor Company, husband, dad, podcaster, proprietor of [link] , and a generally nice guy. Forbes TOP 50 Social Media Influencer.

Making Social Media Work For SMEs


Small businesses rarely have the time or resources to invest in outsourced customer service support, and some are finding it more efficient to serve customers via social media platforms: one LinkedIn study from 2014 revealed that 81 percent of North American SMEs use social media [5].

7 Social Media Tactics Your 2013 Budget Needs to Succeed

Media. Media Planning Media Buying Publishing Display Advertising Video Mobile. Social Media Community Management Social Commerce Social Integration Social Media Smarts. 7 Social Media Tactics Your 2013 Budget Needs to Succeed [Research]. SES San Francisco.

3 KPIs to Track For Your Social Media Success

Duct Tape Marketing

3 KPIs to Track For Your Social Media Success written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. If you’re in business and you’re not harnessing the power of social media you need to jump on that bandwagon now.

Applied Communilytics – 10 Speakers & Fresh Material

Watching Websites

Expo in San Francisco. We’ll talk about the present and future of social media, concentrating on “quick wins&# for analytics geeks.

Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events


Media and event company Women 2.0 ” In the News Founder Friday Google San Francisco startup Women 2.0 has announced that it is partnering search giant Google to support the startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the United States and around the world.

When social media goes bad: a cautionary tale.

crowdSPRING Blog

Although that campaign pre-dated the rise of the social media, it is a great and early example of the viral effect that can sometimes occur with a fresh new campaign. Related posts: Twitter Link Roundup #91 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More.

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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The Secret to Hiring a Savvy Social Media Manager

Inc Startups

Learn how to avoid the hype and get serious about hiring the right person to manage your social media. In all this, there''s probably no doubt in your mind that social media should be an integral part of your marketing strategy. But how does your company approach social media?

Apply for IBM’s SmartCamp Pitch Competition in Austin


This year, IBM is collaborating with Jason Calacanis and his organization Launch Media. Finalists from Austin and other cities around the world will travel to San Francisco to attend […] The post Apply for IBM’s SmartCamp Pitch Competition in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. IBM will be kicking off its annual startup pitch competition called SmartCamp next month. The Austin competition will take place at Capital Factory on Sept.

Twitter Link Roundup #134 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Average rent in San Francisco is $2,663: a record – [link]. Social Media Is A Part Of The User Experience – [link].

How to Scale a Start-up Using Social Media

Inc Startups

What started as two guys in a San Francisco apartment in 2008 has grown to 150 employees, 20,000 restaurants available in 850 cities, more than 1 million visits to its website a month, and a projected $150 million in sales this year.

Pinterest Unveils Ambitious Plans to Up Its Diversity by 2016

Inc Startups

The San Francisco-based social media company is making a push to hire more women and minorities by 2016

Triggit Is Looking for Serious C / C++ / Hadoop Devs in San Francisco

Feld Thoughts

More jobs – this time in San Francisco. Triggit is one of a group of recently emerging companies called demand side platforms (DSP ) that provide technology to advertisers enabling them to buy display media across millions of websites. We recently invested in Triggit – my partner Seth blogged about our investment and the rise of real time bidding platforms and we put up a post about Triggit on the Foundry Group blog.

Quantcast Opens Austin Office and is Hiring


The San Francisco-based company’s new office will be located at Capital Factory in downtown Austin. It is hiring sales, client services and media professionals. Quantcast, a digital advertising and audience measurement firm, is opening an Austin office and is holding a recruiting event at Capital Factory on Wednesday. “Austin has one of the highest start-ups […] The post Quantcast Opens Austin Office and is Hiring appeared first on SiliconHills.

Twitter Link Roundup #220 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! San Francisco’s Housing Crisis Explained | TechCrunch –

Twitter Link Roundup #173 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! When It Comes To Social Media, Consumers Tell Brands To Speak Only When Spoken To | Forbes – [link].

How One Startup Combines Boston’s B2B Sense with the Valley’s Social Media Style

View from Seed

First: They’re all based in California, and more specifically, in San Francisco, Mountain View, and Menlo Park, respectively. The post How One Startup Combines Boston’s B2B Sense with the Valley’s Social Media Style appeared first on NextView Ventures.

Get hip… Get your kicks at the Ubergizmo Digital Summer 2010 in San Francisco

Grade A Entrepreneurs

Of course, great media partners are part of the story too, from Mashable to Yanko Design ,? By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis. I love Eliane Fiolet and Hubert Nguyen the brilliant founders of Ubergizmo , one of the top blogs about gadgets, gizmos, shifts and turns.

Dave Gardner on Using Social Media to Connect With Big Companies

Life Beyond Code

Recently, my friend Dave Gardner (president of Gardner & Associates Consulting ) shared his story of how he used social media to reach (and start a working relationship with) a big company (Dell.) Social media can be a terrific way to create your superhighway into big companies.

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Side Business: Generating Ideas for Your Side Hustle

The Startup Magazine

One day, a California web developer named Steven Peterson was commuting to work in the San Francisco Bay area, alongside tens of thousands of other people. or social media accounts for small businesses.

Pinterest For Business: 4 Tips That Pay Off


You can find out this information by getting to know your user base from your internal data, social media, and feedback surveys. Pinterest suffers from the same inconvenience that all social media platforms have to deal with: low-quality content.

“Everything is a marketing campaign now, even policy ideas” – Renee DiResta Connecting Politics, Anti-Vaxxers & Social Media

Hunter Walker

HW: When you dove into the world of anti-vaxxers you encountered some really interesting conclusions about how extreme groups use social media effectively, and how traditional voices are getting drowned out. Badass. Renee DiResta is badass. Not self-proclaimed badass.

The Year of Startups Everywhere

Feld Thoughts

I’ve asserted for a long time that Silicon Valley is a collection of startup communities, which includes San Francisco, Marin (the first board I was on – in 1994 – was for a company in San Rafael), Oakland, Redwood *, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park, and Sunnyvale.

Guy Kawasaki appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation

How to Change the World

San Francisco — March 24, 2015 — Today, the Wikimedia Foundation announced the newest member of its Board of Trustees, Guy Kawasaki. Guy is a New York Times bestselling author of books such as The Art of the Start 2.0 , The Art of Social Media , Enchantment, and ten other books about change, innovation, marketing, and disruption. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Guy is an American who resides with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It’s About Women Running Startups

Steve Blank

She had an interesting insight: existing content/media companies were having the same problem as hardware companies that rarely made the leap to new platforms. And she had a model for a new media company for mobile and wearables.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Marketing Communications

Steve Blank

Audience(s), Message, Media, Messenger. Select the media you want the message to be read/seen/heard on. Everyone in San Francisco? These are very different audiences, each requires its own messages, media and messengers. Step 3: Media.

Boo, the Internet Famous Dog, Can Teach You a Thing or Two About Social Media

Inc Startups

Social media can be a dog eat dog world. San Francisco. His owner is a Facebook exec that might just know a little something about social media and branding. So what social media lessons can we bone up on from Boo and other dogs of the Internet?

10 Content-Marketing Tools: Learn How to Engage Your Audience the Smart Way

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Besides the time-tested favorites such as Facebook and Pinterest, a few new and worthy apps have come to attention (Note: Just because a developer in San Francisco created an online content-marketing tool doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good one).

Office Not Required

Duct Tape Marketing

My youngest daughter works for a tech start-up based in San Francisco. Only thing is, she’s never been to San Francisco. Oh, and she’s busy working for that San Francisco start-up right now in the other room.

Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

Both Sides of the Table

Mark Cuban opened the Upfront Summit in an epic interview by Jason Hirschhorn , founder of Media REDEF. Mark also pointed out that the number of investments he personally makes in San Francisco has dropped by 90%. Mark: The media industry needs to just do what it does.

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

Both Sides of the Table

Like many I read the headlines about Pinterest moving from Palo Alto to San Francisco and thought about the trend it portends. Palo Also is about 35 miles south of San Francisco. It’s becoming harder to distinguish tech companies from media companies. And it’s not just the movement from Palo Alto to San Francisco. In LA companies used to be concentrated near Pasadena or in the San Fernando Valley.

Why Your Next Startup Should Be In Insurance


Celina Kirchner is a full-stack attorney at Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R), a national law firm with offices in Los Angeles, Orange County (California), San Francisco, Chicago and New York. by Celina Kirchner, full-stack attorney at Michelman & Robinson, LLP.

Blast Buzz Interview with Co-Founders Kerstin Karu and Mark Chen

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The idea of paid endorsements isn’t new, but the concept of connecting everyday people with companies seeking social media endorsement is a new twist. Founders Kerstin Karu, Mark Chen, John Chen and Michael Wang met up through a hackathon event in San Francisco last fall.

Announcing Upfront Ventures’ Newest Partner — Kobie Fuller

Both Sides of the Table

Please help me in amplifying this message and in welcoming Kobie to the team on social media.