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A new report commissioned by LivingSocial, the online marketplace to buy and share experience in your local area, has revealed that small businesses are potentially missing out on a staggering $554 million each year by not using social media tools fully. The survey, conducted with 500 SMEs across the UK and Ireland, showed that 68% of small businesses are failing to take advantage of all that social media has to offer by not using its full potential, likely missing out on substantial opportunities to increase revenue. Of the 4.8 million small businesses in the UK, nearly a quarter (23%) earn over $1000 per annum through connecting with consumers on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
newBrandAnalytics (nBA), the social intelligence expert for service organizations, announced today that it has launched two new social communities to provide marketers and operators in the hospitality and food and beverageindustries with tips, advice and best practices for maximizing social engagement. The communities will also enable participants to engage in dialogue with peers and influencers through the platform’s commenting feature as well as regular Twitter chats.
From the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Antonio, ePals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SLN), an education media company and leading Global Learning Network, today announced the launch of enhanced services for educational publishers worldwide. These end-to-end services enable providers of curriculum, quality resources and learning activities to distribute their content into classrooms, schools and homes globally.
SnagFilms Inc. announced today it opened its new social video platform to the public this week with more than 5,000 newly added independent titles including the exclusive world premiere of Jake Steinfeld's hit comedy show at the MGM Grand, No Expectations. The 'Body by Jake' fitness icon has received rave reviews for his one-man act on the Las Vegas strip, which becomes available online tomorrow for the first-time ever, only on SnagFilms.com.
Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, Steve Case, Chairman of the Case Foundation, Chairman of Startup America and co-founder and former CEO of AOL, and Tory Burch, CEO and Designer of Tory Burch LLC, are among the global business leaders participating in WSJ Startup of the Year. Ranging from thefields of health care and philanthropy to energy and education, the 24 companies were chosen from more than 500 applications. Each startup is based in the U.S., has a prototype or proof of concept in place, and less than $10 million in annual revenue.
Founded in 2008 by first-time entrepreneur and mother-of-four, Brandi Temple, Lolly Wolly Doodle has been a pioneer in using social media to propel its business. The company refines its product designs based on real-time feedback from customers, and marries this with an innovative just-in-time manufacturing process; the result: affordable made-to-order clothing, much as Dell pioneered a just-in-time model for the PC industry. Lolly Wolly Doodle has become a social commerce success story, with a Facebook community of more than 580,000 loyal fans and engaged customers. The company has solved many of the pain points suffered by traditional clothing retailers and manufacturers, making it possible to produce personalized clothes in the United States on a mass-affordable basis.
Twitter and Everyday Health, Inc (@EverydayHealth), a comScore Top 50 media company creating original health and wellness content, have announced a global content partnership which will provide relevant health information and breaking news to the Twitter community in real time. Leveraging the reach, data and targeting capabilities of Twitter, Everyday Health content and news will be customized and contextually promoted to interested Twitter users. Typically, there aremore than 2 million health-related Tweets daily.
AddThis today announced the release of social Brand Advocates, a managed service that provides an easy way for brands to find and engage with their most loyal and active online audiences. Currently, seven out of 10 consumers interact with a brand on platforms and services outside of the brand's owned media channels. The new AddThis service, particularly when coupled with AddThis for Ads, allows brands and marketers to target audiences most likely to share and promote their branded content.
UberMedia, a leading independent developer of mobile applications and mobile advertising solutions, has appointed veterandigital media and marketing executive Michael Hayes to serve as its chief revenue and marketing officer. In his new role, starting July 1st, Hayes will be responsible for developing and driving a vigorous business strategy for the recently launched mobile advertising platform UberAds. In addition, Hayes will develop and grow UberMedia business opportunities and build the UberMedia brand for each campaign.”
SnagFilms, the five year old specialty/art/indie film free movie service today will announce the beta launch of a new Website, a little bit of a mash-up of movie service and social Website that will encourage viewers to sign up to share movie recommendations to friends and others, orpick from recommendations by Snag’s panel of film experts.
Echo360, the global leader in active and distance learning solutions, is pleased to announce that Tony Abate, the company's Chief Financial and Operating Officer, has been named Emerging Growth CFO of the Year for the 2013 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards, produced by the Northern Virginia Technology Council(NVTC). Now in its 17th year, the awards recognize CFOs and financiers for extraordinary achievement and excellence in promoting the development of the Greater Washington region's technology community. Among his notable accomplishments in the last year, Abate closed a $30M financing round led Revolution Growth, managed two acquisitions, and flawlessly led the company's operations and product development efforts during a period when Echo360 has experienced a 35 percent CAGR.
ePals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SLN) ("ePals" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed the final tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement of senior secured convertible debentures (the "Debentures"), issuing Debentures in a principal amount of $1,250,000 to Difference Capital Funding Inc. Pursuant to the private placement, ePals has issued Debentures in an aggregate principal amount of $7,750,000.