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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in the early 2000s, it was exciting to blog and use social networks to create our own media and move away from the traditional media outlets. And the social media platforms, well we know all about them in the wake of recent takedowns.

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How Founders Can Win Media Coverage for Zero Cost

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Top 3 DIY tactics, according to a former BBC journalist turned media relations troubleshooter Image by author I sifted at least 100,000 story pitches when I worked on the main planning desks for BBC News (radio, tv, and online) and its investigative show Panorama. Not even local media.

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8 Reasons Why Your Startup Needs Media Coverage

StartupNation

In the foreword to “ Exposure: Insider Secrets to Make Your Business a Go-To Authority for Journalists ” by Felicity Cowie , the leading venture capital investor in tech companies, Eileen Burbidge MBE, illuminates the relationship between investment and media relations.

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Recount Media

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Eighteen months ago, I had breakfast with John Heilemann and he told me that his world, political media, was challenged in the shift from linear television (ie cable news) to real-time mobile (ie Twitter). Their company is called Recount Media and it has stayed largely under the radar for the last ten months as they built the team and started producing news content that promises “no b t, no bad faith, in five minutes or less.”.

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Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum

GAN

Hamburg prides itself as “The Gate to the World” and is home to all branches of the economy, ranging from aviation to maritime and logistics, as well as the creative and media industry. ” Hamburg provides a strong infrastructure in logistics and commerce, as well as media. The Media Sector and NMA—Both Going Strong. It is now home to numerous prestigious offices of global players in the digital media industry. Hamburg is Germany’s second-largest city with 1.8

WJR Business Beat: Social Media Advertising Remains Tops (Episode 381)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff Sloan explains why there’s no doubt that when it comes to advertising spend social media is king. Tune in to today’s Business Beat to learn which social media channel is most popular: . You’ll find them on social media platforms.

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Why I’m Awful At Social Media Marketing on Purpose

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Let’s dispel the myth that social media marketing is all about memes and influencers Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship social-media marketing startup business

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Growing your online presence: How to manage your organization’s social media

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Using social media to promote your organization has become one of the most important strategies and skills an entrepreneur can have. We have made greater use of technology, especially social media, to reach a global audience,” she says. By Bryce Kelly.

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Social Media and Thought Leadership for Founders

This is going to be BIG.

Just the immediate priorities seem to take up more than one person’s potential working hours—so it’s no surprise that when it comes to something like social media, many founders have trouble making it a priority. Some founders get more press, get speaking opportunities or have an easier time fundraising thanks to leads that started with social media. The Base Layer The very basic level of participation on social media isn’t posting—it’s listening.

Using social media as a tool with one YLAI Fellow’s unique jewelry brand

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Social media as a stage. Nathalie utilizes social media platforms as a stage to elevate support for artisan workers and women, a reflection of her company’s demographic. “We By Yarielka Arrieta Batista.

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9 Steps for Building Your Brand on Social Media for Respect, Recognition, Results and Revenue

StartupNation

When you’re first starting out and trying to spread the word about your product or service, social media is one of the most important tools you’ll have at your disposal. If you use social media incorrectly, your brand may fizzle out before it ever gets a chance.

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Use Social Media to Identify Target Audiences

Smart Hustle Magazine

Thanks to this concentrated digital audience, having a social media presence has never been more of a necessity for small businesses than it is right now. But not all social media strategies are created equal.

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HubSpot acquires media startup The Hustle

TechCrunch

Marketing software company HubSpot is acquiring The Hustle , the business and tech media startup behind the popular newsletter of the same name. We've had lots of media co's try to buy us. Most ad 1st media companies are dying.

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The only take about the future of media is that media is the future

TechCrunch

a16z is doubling-down on its in-house media project , and Forbes is building out a paid newsletter service that we think is very neat. Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

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Why Your Startup Needs an Active Social Media Presence

StartupNation

Technology is rapidly changing, and it has made social media platforms more prevalent than ever. billion social media users worldwide, it is crucial for startups in every industry to create a noteworthy online presence of their own.

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WeAre8 launches crowdfunder for its social media app, where users are paid to watch ads

TechCrunch

With Elon Musk’s recent interest in Twitter, Facebook’s growth flattening and TikTok’s meteoric rise, it feels like the world of social media is back into some kind of inflection point period. Thus WeAre8 was born as a new social media app to capitalise on this model.

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Should You Monetise Your Children on Social Media?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

startup social-media entrepreneurship business parentingThe good, the bad and the ugly of kidpreneurs Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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6 Ways to Create News that Attracts Media Coverage

StartupNation

A steady stream of media coverage is one of the best ways to ensure that you are keeping your business visible and relevant. To keep your business in the eye of the media and public, try creating news. Media coverage: 6 ways to generate buzz.

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How to Deliver a Powerful Media Interview for Your Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

Connecting your business, and yourself, with the media is extremely important for exposure. So once you have a media interview lined up, or even a presentation or upcoming video, how do you successfully present yourself? Media Training vs. Solo Training.

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How Brandon Stanton Built a Media Empire That Moves Millions

Entrepreneur's Handbook

creativity photography entrepreneurship social-media careersHumans of New York reaches more people than The New York Times Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Why Your Startup Doesn’t Need Social Media Marketing

Entrepreneur's Handbook

entrepreneurship social-media startup marketing businessYou can have a million-dollar business without making a single post Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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10 VCs say interactivity, regulation and independent creators will reshape digital media in 2021

TechCrunch

The digital media industry will give us plenty to talk about this year. When we last surveyed venture capitalists about their media investments, the big topic was the impact that the pandemic would have on the industry, and on the prospects for new startups.

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How to Use Social Media In Your Event Marketing Strategy

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Today, every marketing strategy should incorporate social media. Consider these tips for effectively using social media at every stage of your promotion—before, during and after the event. Social media platforms are great tools for generating buzz around your event.

StartupNation Radio: Pandemic Prompted Start of a Social Media Platform

StartupNation

During the segment, Budnik talks about: How the pandemic sparked his idea for a private social media platform. The post StartupNation Radio: Pandemic Prompted Start of a Social Media Platform appeared first on StartupNation.

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6 Ways to Sell Your Business on Social Media

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

If you’re anything like the average millennial, you might be checking your social media feeds as often as 150 times per day. With a little bit of social media savvy and your own smartphone, you can sell more products and reach a wider audience of potential customers. According to social media platform Hootsuite , 3.48 billion people around the world use social media. Build your social media smarts and sell your brand with these five great tips.

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Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories.

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve been online for nearly 30 years (yes, there was CompuServe and Prodigy before the www), blogging for 10 and using social media tools since the earliest days. I began experimenting with time-of-day, number of Tweets, headline text, etc and learned a ton about usage patterns of Twitter and I even invested in a social media analytics company called Awe.sm, an influencer network called Adly and a data firehose company called Datasift (who now powers the Facebook Topics feed).

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Social Media Addiction: Why I’m taking a Twitter break.

Jason Calacanis

So, I decided this week to focus on two media channels for the rest of the year: my podcasts and my next book. The post Social Media Addiction: Why I’m taking a Twitter break. For the second time in the past five years, I’ve decided to take a break from Twitter.

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The Rise and Fall of The World’s Most Valuable Social Media Company

Entrepreneur's Handbook

business startup politics entrepreneurship social-mediaPony Ma suffered a $14 billion loss after his company was called “spiritual opium” by a state-owned paper. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Social Media Marketing Tips and More Shared by Small Biz Panel

Smart Hustle Magazine

Also, their social media marketing tips were extremely encouraging and insightful for all entrepreneurs. Include Social Media in Your Marketing. These entrepreneurs shared social media marketing tips that help them to be successful.

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Understanding the media company SPAC push

TechCrunch

There are a few media companies looking to do the same: Vice and the previously named Bustle. Sure, that’s the value of a single, late-stage fintech investing round, but for the media world, it’s not an exit to mock. Taking media public.

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Why Your Social Media Campaign is Not Working

Entrepreneurs' Organization

You started your social media campaign with great enthusiasm – you created a social media strategy and posted content on Facebook and Twitter. There can be many reasons behind the failure of your social media strategy. And we create your social media profiles accordingly.

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3 Strategies for Ed. Companies to Reach Teachers Through Social Media

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Cognitive ToyBox conducted an experiment to find out which forms of advertising via social media are most effective in reaching educators. Companies to Reach Teachers Through Social Media appeared first on Market Brief.

How I Got Scammed Out of $30,000 by a Social Media Marketing Agency

Entrepreneur's Handbook

social-media business startup marketing entrepreneurshipDon’t make the six mistakes I did. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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This Dirty Little Secret May Soon Burst the Tech and Social Media Bubble

Entrepreneur's Handbook

business entrepreneurship marketing social-media startupIf you were relying on ads as your monetization strategy, the gold rush may be coming to a screeching halt. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Black Swan analyzes social media to predict which products will be successful

TechCrunch

Black Swan taps into data from conversations on social media and analyzes the data to map “growth opportunities” for companies, attempting to identify trend signals more accurately than traditional market research approaches.

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Quickly Unpacking Spotify’s Acquisition Of Gimlet Media

Haystack

As I was scrolling through Twitter today and saw the rumors around Gimlet, the podcast media company, being acquired by Spotify for $200M in cash, I knew I had to stop, write this post, and share some thoughts on what’s going on. 5/ Underlying RSS Technology Not Optimal For 21st Century Media. I’ve been traveling all week, digging out of email, and closing two deals and — hence — have been pretty quiet online.

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How to Use Earned Media Coverage to Drive Your Startup’s Sales

StartupNation

If so, you might be telling the wrong kinds of stories in the media. The truth is, you need to be very strategic about your earned media coverage and how you promote it. The difference between owned and earned media. For example, if you have a podcast, that is owned media.

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