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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4 secrets to successful social media

Entrepreneurs' Organization

billion users on social media. And every business owner and founder knows that social media is one of the most cost effective ways to market your products and services. . We asked members of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) in Australia to explain how they use social media.

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Why Your Startup Needs an Active Social Media Presence


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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Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum


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

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.

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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Big Security Risk for Small Businesses Concerning Employee Social Media

Smart Hustle Magazine

A new Cyber Readiness Institute survey finds that small business owners say employee social media use is a security risk. More than 80% of companies allow employees to use personal devices for work, but 46% are not sure or have no clue what social media apps are on those devices.

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Quickly Unpacking Spotify’s Acquisition Of Gimlet Media


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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The Value of Media Literacy Education

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

But given all these imperfections in the media landscape, how do we encourage good daily habits? The answer is media literacy education. Media literacy education is not new, but the recent intensified interest in building up these essential skills has cast light on some holes in traditional approaches. Without laying this foundation — the reasons to beware and the reasons to care — it can be too easy for media literacy training to breed hardened cynicism.

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4 Ways Business Owners Can Promote Small Business Saturday on Social Media


Local businesses host open house events, decorate their storefronts with customized marketing materials and engage with shoppers via social media to encourage their biggest shopping day of the year. You can use it to create custom posters, social media posts and more in just a few minutes.

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Truth, Fiction and Media Literacy

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Media Literacy Educator / Sacred Heart University. Critical thinking, critical discourse and — frankly — critical understanding of our media-laden world are essential, universal skills. This balance has been threatened even further by media giants who may not consider the consequences of their actions. The reality is that media, while expanding in the form of technology, has diminished people’s ideas and perceptions. By Belinha De Abreu, Ph.D.

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Three views on the future of media startups


The Equity crew this week chewed through a trio of media stories , each dealing with private companies and their successes. It’s always fun to celebrate other journalists finding success in different ways, and this week felt like a moment for the media news landscape.

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The Importance of Local Media to Boost Startups in Rising Cities


In recent weeks, several major media organizations, including Verizon (Huffington Post, Yahoo, AOL), Buzzfeed and Gannett, the owners of more than 120 local media organizations across the country, announced thousands of newsroom layoffs in an attempt to reduce costs. In each of the 38 cities we’ve visited on our bus tours, our team works with the local media to highlight local startups and the entrepreneurs behind them. rise-of-the-rest media startup

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From Agency to Enterprise Software: The Evolution of Buddy Media

This is going to be BIG.

The other day I wrote a post about the lack of Enterprise Software disruption coming out of NYC —and a lot of people responded that I wasn’t citing Buddy Media. Buddy Media was an amazing exit, but I never really thought of it like “enterprise software” I thought about it more like an agency that had developed off the shelf social tools around its service solutions. Buddy Media can build an application and drive 1 million users in just a few months.

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Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

Both Sides of the Table

For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with the data I was watching at the one I invested in, Maker Studios, who has had one hell of a year. Maker announced it has raised $62 million this year, acquired an amazing off-YouTube distribution network and grown its business in monetary terms by almost 300% year-over-year off of an already large base.

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Solving for Banner Blindness. Solve Media.

Both Sides of the Table

Solve Media is that. In the early days of the Internet as an advertising medium the industry organized to create “standard ad units&# for which most media companies would sell their inventory. So the debate in the print media world is whether or not to insert a paywall between users and content. Enter “ Solve Media &# (there is a 101 second video that explains exactly what they do. Solve Media offers a middle ground that they believe solves the problem.

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Social Media Marketing for the Professional Photographers of America hosted by Li Hayes

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ramon had a chance to chat with Li Hayes and the network — Professional Photographers of America — on Facebook Live about how social media can help kickstart your business. All business owners should have a social media presence. Social media channels are perfect for that.

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Solve Media: Advertising that Makes Sense

This is going to be BIG.

A day or two after I joined First Round , back in October, I ran into Ari Jacoby at the Ace Hotel. I had just finished reading “ Why Don't Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom.” Needless to say, how the brain works and how it interprets messages was on my mind—especially around the ones we want to keep there, like education and in this case, branding.

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What You Could Learn from @John About Teens and Social Media

Both Sides of the Table

He explained to me that especially for young girls social media apps are really intimidating because increasingly teens are judged by the number of followers they have or by the number of people who like their photos on Instagram. I sat down with John and filmed for my show – BothSidesTV – and discussed the nature of social media, of working with kids and of landing celebrities as users or investors in your company.

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How to Use TikTok for Business: 4 Key Steps as Told by a Brand


It’s offered in 154 countries, has the highest social media engagement rates per post, and nine out of 10 TikTokers use the app multiple times a day. With over 800 million active users worldwide, TikTok has become a force to be reckoned with.

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The Parent Trap: A Response to Bill Keller (@nytkeller) on Twitter and Social Media

This is going to be BIG.

The New York Times' Executive Editor, Bill Keller, wrote a piece for New York Magazine entitled " The Twitter Trap " in which he laments the pandora’s box of continuously connected social media he has just opened for his 13 year old daughter by allowing her to have a Facebook account. Farmville being an acception, of course--but that's not really "social media", even though you play it on Facebook.

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An Investor’s Personal Social Media Tech Stack: In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 followers

David Teten - VC

Gordon Platt, President, Gotham Media , observes, “You may meet people on-line, but when’s the last time you really made a long-term, financially meaningful commitment exclusively as the result of a virtual interaction?” I’ve listed below my current social media toolkit. I typically publish essays in a major media venue, and then cross-post it on my blog. I can only do so much unpaid work for the social media companies.

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Media Relations

This is going to be BIG.

In the startup world, getting the right kind of attention is critical to success. No matter how good your product is, you're always going to have to depend on someone else to tell your story--especially early on. That makes journalists a critical group to build a relationship with as an entrepreneur or even a VC. Navigating these relationships, however, can be a difficult

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The Power of Torso TV (Why Media is Racing to the Middle)

Both Sides of the Table

It was especially influential in my mind in thinking about media. At the simplest level you can think about markets in terms of the number of times media is consumed and/or purchased by people plotted against the total number of content of that media type that is available. This was how companies who produced media became big before the Internet. There were no physical forms to store the media – VHS, DVDs then DVRs have obviously changed this.

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The Social Media Triangle


The classic example is the idea that in manufacturing you can have any two, but not all three from fast, cheap, good. (*) Much of the current debate about social media and how to regulate it is people shouting loudly past each other because they are pursuing different objectives in what I believe is a social media triangle: Freedom: there isn’t a central authority that can exert power over individual expression or appropriate rents generated by contributors to the system.

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With thousands of subscribers, The Juggernaut raises $2 million for a South Asian-focused news outlet


As paid newsletters grow in popularity, Snigdha Sur , the founder of South Asian-focused media company The Juggernaut , has no qualms about avoiding the approach entirely. Then InkMango crossed 700 free readers, and Sur saw an opportunity for a full-bodied media company, not just a newsletter.

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Social Media Endorsements Drive Small Business Sales (Episode 144)


Have you ever wondered if that recommendation you made on social media really helps a business out? The majority of small business owners (78 percent) report that positive shout outs on social media are a significant driver of business.

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How Different Generations Use Social Media


These internet-based platforms that allow us to stay connected are referred to as social media. More than two-thirds of all internet users around the world find themselves on social media. billion people use social media. What Do Gen Z Use Social Media For?

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The Importance of Combating Misinformation in Our Daily Activities Through Media Literacy

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

I know it’s hard work, but I am determined to keep fighting against misinformation in my work through media literacy, just to minimize as much as possible the negative impact it could have on me personally as well as on my everyday activities. Anyone using social media, reading a newspaper, listening to the radio, or watching television may intentionally or unintentionally share misinformation. By Japhé Mercier.

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What Media Execs Missed about YouTube Stars

Both Sides of the Table

Fred Rogers was an ordained minister, an expert on childhood development and a lifelong Republican who fought for funding for public television to reach American children and help them develop alternative narratives to the emerging media onslaught around them. And to the extent that media executives or digital media studios want to understand this they should look no further than the OG, Mister Rogers.

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Connecting community to citizen: How local news outlets can build community and save national media

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

With so many news sources and voices speaking over one another, it is difficult to clear your mind long enough to evaluate the quality of a media piece. A false representation of a candidate may be created and promoted by an opponent through social media and television campaigns. According to a recent study , public trust in media and journalism sources is declining across Latin America. Newspapers and other media sources hold their readers accountable, too. “In

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Taylor Harrington Takes Us on Seth Godin’s Social Media Journey

Smart Hustle Magazine

However, Seth Godin doesn’t have much of a social media presence. What social networking activity he does has seemed to be mostly automated, reposting directly from his blog, and there wasn’t much custom content for social media platforms. The Social Media Journey. When Taylor joined the team less than six months ago, Seth Godin’s social media presence was minimal. To Taylor, the challenge was to “meet [the audience] where they already are” on social media.

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5 Reasons Why Your Small Biz Needs Media Attention

Smart Hustle Magazine

Have you ever thought about using media attention as part of your marketing strategy ? Having an independent media source highlight your business can be invaluable. Print, radio, and TV media attention has many benefits, here are 5 you simply can’t afford to pass up: 5. If your company or brand is highlighted by a reputable media outlet that reaches your ideal audience, it will have a much greater impact on your brand reputation than a traditional advertisement.

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Want to Know How to Better Partner With, Raise Money From or Be Acquired by a Big Media Company?

Both Sides of the Table

In case you don’t know, they are one of the biggest media companies in the world. He also covered how “traditional media companies” think about the future and how they view disruption. Do you feel protected from new media? 33:00 Discussion of Ian Roger’s Topspin Media. This is one of the best episodes of This Week in VC for a long time.

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6 Ways E-Commerce Startups Can Compete on Cyber Monday


All of your Cyber Monday advertising via email and social media should link back to this page. Offer social media exclusives. Whether you use sponsored posts or just reach out to your followers, social media channels are a great way to get the word out about any Cyber Monday deals.

The Future of Main Street: Moving Your Local Business Online


Identifying your customers and understanding where they spend their time online will help you choose the ideal social media platforms and ensure you’re creating content that resonates. Create or enhance your social media presence. That’s the beauty of social media!

5 startup theses that will transform the 2020s


Health Media Science Startups health systemsI wrote a call to action for the tech community to dive deeper into the future of innovation this coming decade. Where are some of the hot spots going to come from though?