Archives for February 2014

Twitter's User Growth Is Tapering Off Very Quickly

Year-over-year growth of Twitter‘s monthly active users is declining quickly, both globally and in the U.S. At its peak, within the past three years, Twitter grew internationally by more than 140%. However, as of Q4 2013, that growth is just under 40%, despite reaching 241 million monthly active users See also: #HashtagEtiquette: 8 People WhoContinue Reading

9 Marketing Tricks to Steal From the Oscar Nominees

The campaign to win an Oscar in serious business–it takes months and costs somewhere around $20 million. But the rewards are sweet. Here’s what you can learn from the marketing masterminds behind the Best Picture nominees. If you think the Oscars are swank, look at the size of the campaigns movies launch to win them:Continue Reading

Get Creative to Recruit Millennials

When you’re recruiting, you need to go to where the candidates are. HireVue founder Mark Newman talks about the best places to find millennials for hire. Continue Reading

5 Free Tactics for Marketing Your Startup (And One Bonus Tip!)

5 Free Tactics for Marketing Your Startup (And One Bonus Tip!) Five tactics that you can use to help you market and generate buzz for your new startup for free… 5 More Healthy Habits For Working At Home Matthew Anderson(Posted on 02/26/2014) A few more ideas to help you ensure that your home office isContinue Reading

The Build 100 List of Sustained-Growth Companies

We began the Build 100 project by collecting data on more than 100,000 U.S. midmarket companies (those with 85 to 999 employees). We then looked at how many increased head count in every year from 2007 to 2012. Remarkably, fewer than 1.5 percent of the companies met that standard. Of those that did, we selectedContinue Reading

The Shared DNA of Sustained-Growth Companies

Our first survey of these sustained-growth champions finds that they share a lot of leadership DNA. Once we crunched the numbers to identify 100 middle market comapnies that have grown conistently over the past five years, we reached out to them with a detailed survey. Our goal was to begin to find out what makesContinue Reading

Photographers Find Creative Ways to Deal With Irritating Potholes

Potholes are the cherry on top of winter. A frustrating, dangerous cherry. In cities hit hardest in the winter months, drivers risk flat tires and busted bumpers on every trip out of the house. But filling in potholes can be a bumpy ride in itself, and a lot of city residents are left with theContinue Reading

For Jawbone Creative Lead Yves Behar, Good Design Centers on the Customer

Jawbone’s Yves Bhar spoke recently to an audience of founders about the tough job of making design feel natural. If you treat your users extremely well, then you’re already on your way to practicing good design, according to one expert’s definition of the concept. “Essentially it’s how you treat your customers,” Yves Béhar, founder ofContinue Reading

Selfie App CamMe Wins 'Most Innovative App' at Mobile World Congress

Selfie app CamMe won the “most innovative app” award at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Tuesday The award was one of several given out by MWC organizer GSMA, as part of its 2014 Global Mobile Awards. See also: These 11 Apps Will Supercharge Your Personal Life The iOS app uses gesture controls to help usersContinue Reading

Why Slow Growth Is Smart Growth: A Lesson in Patience

Grocery chain Mom’s Organic Market grew slowly at first, but now slow and steady is paying off. It took Scott Nash three years to get his organic grocery business from its launch phase in his mother’s garage to the opening of an actual store. Thirteen years later, he was up to a whopping three locations.Continue Reading