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Want Media Attention? Target Trades First

Want Media Attention? Target Trades First

Reach out to niche, industry publications to build a name for your brand.
Shane Smith Wants to Be the Rupert Murdoch of His Generation

Shane Smith Wants to Be the Rupert Murdoch of His Generation

Having hit a sweet spot with young audiences, the founder of Vice Media is convinced he can turn his brand into something 10 times bigger than CNN.
Pitching Practice: A PR-Checklist for Early-Stage Startups

Pitching Practice: A PR-Checklist for Early-Stage Startups

Early-stage startups don't need a PR firm to get press. Instead, they need to roll up their sleeves, do the work and execute.
Tech Workers Are Now Sizable Slice of Big Apple's Economy (Infographic)

Tech Workers Are Now Sizable Slice of Big Apple's Economy (Infographic)

Study cites role of 'tech ecosystem' in adding 45,000 positions to New York City's workforce in a decade.
5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)

5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)

Talking to the media can be terrifying, causing many entrepreneurs to sound like rambling fools. Don't be that person. Here are five tips on how to be a media pro.
Your Sneak Peak at the Future of Infographic Marketing

Your Sneak Peak at the Future of Infographic Marketing

Social media and large media outlets aid the genre's wild popularity. Here's what to expect going forward.
Upping the PR Ante With 'Experiences'

Upping the PR Ante With 'Experiences'

As the startup ecosystem continually gets flooded with new ventures, getting media attention is becoming more and more difficult. Including PR experiences could help you rise above the crowd.
A Jonas Brother's Baby, Brought to You by Procter & Gamble

A Jonas Brother's Baby, Brought to You by Procter & Gamble

News of the birth of Kevin Jonas's first child, a baby girl, was accompanied by a marketing message from the consumer products company.
Aereo Just Raised $34 Million to Expand 50 Percent in Next 3 Months

Aereo Just Raised $34 Million to Expand 50 Percent in Next 3 Months

Broadcasters want the U.S. Supreme Court to shut down Aereo, but investors are placing a big bet on its future survival.
The Business of Nudity: The Unlikely Success of Mr. Skin

The Business of Nudity: The Unlikely Success of Mr. Skin

The founder of the popular website talks about how he turned his passion into profit.
Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector

Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector

Q&A with Corey Ford, the managing partner of an accelerator that urges startups to rethink journalism.
Will Katie Couric Provide More Firepower in Yahoo's Fight for Ad Dollars?

Will Katie Couric Provide More Firepower in Yahoo's Fight for Ad Dollars?

The internet media company is investing in journalists even as its core ad revenues continue to erode.
Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

Amazon made noise when it launched its New York publishing operation but has failed to land the next big thing in publishing.
With Facebook's Media Referral Traffic Up 170%, Site Announces 'Stories to Share'

With Facebook's Media Referral Traffic Up 170%, Site Announces 'Stories to Share'

The social network has rolled out a feature that offers suggestions to media organizations about which articles they should post to their pages.
Digital TV Startup Aereo May Wind Up in the Supreme Court

Digital TV Startup Aereo May Wind Up in the Supreme Court

Aereo won a court victory in Boston today, but the fight over the startup's ability to provide digital streams of broadcast signals is far from over.
Inside Nerdist's Media Empire for the Internet Age

Inside Nerdist's Media Empire for the Internet Age

Geek rebels Chris Hardwick and Peter Levin parlayed their passion for sci-fi, video games and superheroes into a new media empire for the Internet Age. All hail the Nerdist.
NBC News Snaps Up Tech Startup to Drive Citizen Journalism

NBC News Snaps Up Tech Startup to Drive Citizen Journalism

With user-generated content becoming increasingly important for TV and digital news operations, NBC News is hoping to add something new: live streaming video.
10 Ways to Stop Being a Jerk. Signed, Your Publicist

10 Ways to Stop Being a Jerk. Signed, Your Publicist

It's great to get media attention, but it's no silver bullet. Expecting or demanding too much can fritter away any good will you may have had.
Bloomberg Opens $75 Million Venture Capital Fund

Bloomberg Opens $75 Million Venture Capital Fund

The New York City-based media company becomes the latest high-profile corporation to commit to nurturing startups.
3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies

3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies

A role-playing event at a New York City incubator shows what early-stage startups should look out for when trying to land their first big client.
TV Startup Aereo Countersues Big Broadcaster

TV Startup Aereo Countersues Big Broadcaster

Aereo, a company that lets you watch live and recorded television on any device, is suing CBS in a David-and-Goliath-style battle.
What You Can Learn From the Boston Bombing Social-Media Circus

What You Can Learn From the Boston Bombing Social-Media Circus

The use and abuse of social media following the Boston bombings, the good and bad of Twitter Music and more social-media news.
Russell Simmons Sets His Sights on YouTube with 'Post-Racial' Programming

Russell Simmons Sets His Sights on YouTube with 'Post-Racial' Programming

For all of the future media startups out there, consider this tip from Uncle Rush: Go digital my friend. Here, the entrepreneur icon describes his plans for the future YouTube network 'All Def Digital.'
The New York Times Gets Into the Incubator Game

The New York Times Gets Into the Incubator Game

A startup incubator in The New York Times Co.'s Manhattan headquarters will nurture companies that are rethinking the future of media.
Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

Mike Wolfe, creator and star of the TV show American Pickers, is leveraging a popular passion for the past to build the multimedia empire of the future.

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