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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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.

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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SoftBank Vision Fund 2 invests $160M in media localization provider Iyuno-SDI Group

TechCrunch

Iyuno-SDI Group , a provider of translated subtitles and other media localization services, announced today it has raised $160 million in funding from SoftBank Vision 2. Iyuno-SDI Group was formed after Iyuno Media Group completed its acquisition of SDI Media last month.

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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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The Founder of Fark.com Told Me How to Fix Social Media?—?He Makes a Great Point

Entrepreneur's Handbook

We all know social media is broken, but people are making too much money to want to fix it. entrepreneurship social-media inspiration founders startupContinue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Capsule gets $1.5M to build ‘super simple’ decentralized social media

TechCrunch

” Cryptocat author gets insanely fast backing to build P2P tech for social media. Given the intent with TIC is to hosts all sorts of decentralized apps it’s possible — indeed, likely — that a bunch of decentralized social media plays will emerge.

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How China’s synthetic media startup Surreal nabs funding in 3 months

TechCrunch

The experience convinced Xu that synthetic media would become mainstream because the tool could significantly “lower the cost of content production,” Xu said in an interview from Surreal’s 12-person office in Shenzhen. “Fundamentally, I think [synthetic media] provides a disruptive infrastructure. What if we no longer needed cameras to make videos and can instead generate them through a few lines of coding?

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The Importance of Local Media to Boost Startups in Rising Cities

Revolution

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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 localization leader Iyuno Media Group opens entertainment to international audiences

TechCrunch

Iyuno Media Group is one of the largest media localization companies, and works with clients including Netflix, Apple iTunes, DreamWorks, HBO and Entertainment One.

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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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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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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: How the Pandemic Has Reshaped the Media Business (Episode 186)

StartupNation

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses shifts in the media business as a result of the pandemic. PQ Media’s latest update on consumer spending on media content and technology reports that, of the 28 digital media categories, the fastest growing in 2020 was digital audio subscription services, which rocketed to a 40% growth rate worldwide. How has the pandemic reshaped the media business? PQ Media also noted that the number of U.S.

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

StartupNation

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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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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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 PPA.com 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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