Tag: Social media

What’s Next: It’s Business.com

Last May, after 6 great years at UBM – and a decade helping legacy media businesses adapt to a new reality defined by the Internet – I decided to step back.  I wanted to really explore the trends that continue to reshape media, marketing and technology before deciding what to do next. Over the past […]

What’s Next?

For the last 6 years I have led a team that has transformed a declining print-centric business into a fast-growing $200 million digital media, live event and marketing services behemoth, otherwise known as UBM TechWeb. It has been an extraordinary experience and one that I’m immensely proud of. I’ve made the difficult decision that this […]

Value This!

In order to buy  a company you need to value it.    That’s not so easy in the media business, these days. Lots of folks refer to multiples, of cash flow or revenue or whatever, as a way of determining future value.   You project the expected future performance of the company, factor in the cost […]

Google+ : 5 Key Questions for Media and Marketing Pro’s

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, you have likely heard all about Google’s latest step into social networking, Google+. I received my invitation to test the Beta version last week and have spent some time with the platform. For Uphoff On Media readers who haven’t yet received an invitation please […]

Welcome to an expanded Uphoff On Media

My goal in launching Uphoff On Media 2 years ago was simple: experience and learn social media and create a place where I could capture the conversations I have with media, marketing and technology leaders. I quickly learned a couple of things… First off, while I write regularly as a part of my job,organizing thoughts […]

LinkedIn. A Little Bubbly?

The LinkedIn IPO has generated a ton of debate in Internet, investing, technology and media circles. Some like stock analyst Jim Cramer think the nearly $8B + valuation is “ridiculous” and “outrageous”, and potentially a sign of another “Internet Bubble”. Others like business writer and former analyst Henry Blodget think the rapid rise in LinkedIn’s stock […]

The Social Enterprise

Business is a collaborative sport. Always has been, always will be. Growth in business, whether from new customers, new products, new efficiencies or by acquisition requires collaboration. Business school case studies are founded on examples of successful or unsuccessful collaborations. The challenge is encouraging, coordinating and enabling collaboration is incredibly hard. Through the years technology breakthroughs […]

Social Media Follow Up Discussion

The recent post “Social Media Gets Down To Business” resulted in a ton of questions, feedback and commentary both on and off blog. Ironically most of the dialogue has taken place off blog. This may say something about how social media stimulates interaction that’s not limited to online. On the other hand it may also suggest something about this blog! Either way I thought […]

Twitter Me This

I’ll spare you the obligatory “who would have thought?” lead in here. If you’re not already hip to the power of Twitter you will be soon. Yes the really cool kids are already on to the new, new thing so my power user/early adopter friends and colleagues will note the trailing edge of many of […]