Social Media

8 Ways Social Media Can Improve Your Customer Service

By | Oct 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

Worldwide, customers are already fed up with poor customer service despite the claims of most companies that they put customers first. Sometimes, the concern is the overall lack of concern on the part of the company that results in a continued decline in customer …

Business

Worried About Ebola? Practice Prevention with CDC Gaming App, Solve the Outbreak

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Ebola has reached New York City and you’re freaking out. Well, we have the app for you.  If you’re considering a career in the sciences, a teacher looking for a great new way to show epidemiology at work, or a germ nerd of any age,…

Social Media

What is Social CRM and Why Do You Need it?

By | Sep 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Whether you’re new to social media marketing, or you’ve successfully maintained your company’s twitter account for several years, you aren’t alone if you are a little unclear when it comes to what social CRM is, and what it can do for your marketing efforts….

Business

Miami

MyCircles: A Better Google Plus That Keeps Your Data Private

By | Sep 29, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Social networks are suppose to be a reflection of your social life, but online. Since the launch of Facebook, many social networks launched to somewhat cater to specific needs of users. From online dating to professional social networks, you can join a network for…

Gaming

Player.me Hits Landmark 1M Posts, Seeks Funding

By | Sep 22, 2014 at 10:30 am

Sean Fee, managing partner at Mist Media, previous CCO of MetaMedia, and jack-of-all-trades has jumped into the gaming industry with social networking site Player.me. It is currently billed as “the best way to show off your gaming skills, connect with other gamers and …

Social Media

Social Media Time Management Tips

By | Sep 13, 2014 at 10:00 am

Small business owners have a ton of responsibilities on their plates every day; unfortunately keeping up with social media isn’t usually on top of their lists. Social media has become a big part of most people’s lives these days, especially for business owners …

HR and Recruiting

3 Tech Tools to Hire Without Breaking the Bank

By | Sep 8, 2014 at 10:30 am

Technology has opened up our world with thousands of networking platforms flooding the vast digital landscape of the internet. You can have billions of search results in front of your eyes in 0.31 seconds, and photos from friends and strangers buzzing into your phone…

Business

Chicago

Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Top Quotes for Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Ben Huh may be best known as the cat meme magnate who is actually allergic to cats.  The founder and CEO of the social humor network, Cheezburger Network, has raised over $30M in funding since it first launched in 2007. His 60 websites, including…

Entrepreneur

How to Make the Most of Social Media

By | Aug 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm

When it comes to social media, there is a certain attitude among some startups of “everyone else is doing it; so should we.” While, in my opinion, this is technically true, there is also another cliché that should be thrown into the conversation: “If…

Case Study

The Perfect Storm: Marketing Lessons from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By | Aug 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a great case study for the true potential of social media and viral marketing. No other phenomenon has ripped through the Internet quite so quickly and on such a personal level. The Harlem Shake might have seemed big…

Marketing & Social Media

#ALSIceBucketChallenge: The Modern Day Chain Letter You’re Too Scared to Break

By | Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Remember the chain letter emails you used to get on your Hotmail account? It went something like, “If you don’t send this to five of your friends, your dog will die.” You quickly forwarded it to your five friends and hoped to never get…

Business

Now You Can Sound Drunk When You’re Actually Sober

By | Jul 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

When I first heard about Drunk Post translator, a hack created by Zantherus Community that translates otherwise sober-sounding text into drunk-sounding text, I really didn’t get the point. We want technology to help us NOT text when we are drunk, not the other way …

Case Study

Shanghai

Lessons for Startups from the Success of WeChat in China

By | Jul 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

When teenagers in China want to exchange contact information, they do so using WeChat accounts. By the end of 2014, the total number of users of the mobile text and voice messaging app by Chinese Internet giant, Tencent, will reach 500 million. What originated…

.CO

Miami

Jermaine Dupri: Music Industry Needs Tech Savvy Execs to Survive

By | Jul 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Music producer and entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri joined Tech Cocktail’s co-founder Frank Gruber on stage last night for the launch of Gruber’s book, Startup Mixology. They discussed startup culture, marketing and entrepreneurship in a room full of local entrepreneurs. …

Culture

Top 5 Most Useless Websites, According To Teens

By | Jun 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

Think you’re surfing the web with the cool kids? If one or more of your most visited sites is on the list below, you’re probably not. Research led by Startup Niche surveyed the teens on their media habits, and the findings shed a light on the tech…

Social Media

10 Tools to Leverage Content Curation in Your Marketing Strategy

By | May 24, 2014 at 11:00 am

Content curation is an increasingly popular marketing strategy that yields multiple benefits. And, chances are, you’re using content curation without even knowing it. For the uninitiated, content curation is the act of sifting through content sourced from the Internet and …

Conferences

Las Vegas

10 Takeaways From #CollisionConf

By | May 16, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Collision Conference took place in downtown Las Vegas this week, hosting some of the biggest names in technology. For two days (May 13 & 14), 1,500 attendees had the opportunity to mingle with industry leaders and members of the media, as well as see the …