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Social Startups: PopNod Connects Your Spring Shopping with a Cause

After being pent up during the long, cold winter in most of the United States, consumers are ready to get out and shop. According to NRF’s Easter Spending Survey, the average American celebrating the holiday will spend an average of $137.46 on...

Posted April 16, 2014    

Social Startups: SMPLE Is the Personal Social Media Consultant for Small Businesses

After the baker cuts fruit and concocts a few muffin fillings, he listens to his online communities.Once the dentist examines the patient’s X-rays and completes their checkup, she writes the next blog post, edits it, and shares it across social...

Posted April 9, 2014    

Social Startups: Written.com Takes the Guesswork Out of Content Marketing

There’s no doubt anymore that content marketing is here for the long haul. According to the Content Marketing Institute, most marketers (92 percent) are using content, and 58 percent and 60 percent of enterprise and consumer companies,...

Posted April 2, 2014    

Social Startups: Circa Modernizes the Mobile News Consumption Experience

A report released last week by Millward Brown confirms U.S. daily smartphone screen time is No. 1, outpacing television. This applies worldwide, too, according to the report. While we have the technology to read news on the go, the pace of news is...

Posted March 26, 2014    

Social Startups: Quip Redefines Work on Mobile, Touch-Screen Devices

Odds are you’re reading this article on a mobile device during a taxi ride, at the airport, from your hotel room, or somewhere out and about. Look around. Do you see other people mostly using iPads and phones, too? Most likely, laptops are few and...

Posted March 19, 2014    

Social Startups: SocialRest Measures Social Shareability of Your Website Content

While marketers are devoting more time and resources to social, only 52 percent believe their social media efforts will eventually produce return on investment (ROI), according to Exact Target’s 2014 State of Marketing Report.Maybe that is what’s...

Posted March 12, 2014    

Social Startups: Pie Is Your Company’s Social Pinboard

“People in ad agencies are exposed to an incredible amount of information every day, from videos to articles and infographics to everything else,” says Pieter Walraven, co-founder and chief product officer of Pie, a Singapore-based startup changing...

Posted March 6, 2014    

Social Startups: Brainly Is the Customer Community for Student Support

Customer communities are common today to service the tech-savvy, “social” customer.  It’s where they can share and interact with the brand and one other, learn about the brand’s products and services, and the brand can facilitate peer-to-peer...

Posted February 27, 2014    

Social Startups: Nimble Helps You Build and Maintain Your Social Capital

Saying “thank you” face to face, praise for a job well done, a thoughtful gift, a handwritten note. These are all ways we build trust in our relationships like we build our bank account with deposits. In our world of social media, “social networks...

Posted February 20, 2014    

Social Startups: SocialSignIn Aims Close and Hits the Local Social Media Mark

What do you do when your flight to New York City is cancelled and the airline insists on rebooking you and your love on two separate flights? Or you are ready to watch the recording of “You’ve Got Mail” with your sweetheart and the picture starts...

Posted February 13, 2014    

Social Startups: Screen-Bridge Connects Production Companies with Fans for Best Social TV Experience

Would you want to watch the same scene repeatedly, or get a sneak peek and see behind-the-scenes footage of your favorite TV show? You probably chose the latter.That’s the challenge—how to connect a television show’s social media team with its...

Posted February 6, 2014    

Social Startups: PeopleLinx Improves Employees' Social Business

Can you afford to overlook social networking that leads to new business? It would be a big opportunity to pass up, according to Lab42’s survey that found 53 percent of business-to-business marketers have gained a customer through LinkedIn.That’s all...

Posted January 30, 2014    

Social Startups: StarGreetz Attracts Customers with Personalized Video Messages

What if Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum spoke to you by name, and then her co-lead singer Charles Kelley and guitarist Dave Haywood chimed in on the conversation? At first you’d probably be taken back by the personal email ad, but it would lead you...

Posted January 23, 2014    

Social Startups: Centscere Simplifies Charitable Giving, One Cent at a Time, Through Social Change

“Give more” may not be one of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions, let alone one of yours. Maybe you’ve made it before, but unease about the economy, post-holiday financial stress, and lack of assets (except maybe loose pocket change) may be what’s...

Posted January 16, 2014    

Social Startups: TinyTorch Lights Up Facebook Pages with Relevant, Engaging Visual Content

You’d think that with 90 percent of businesses on Facebook, it would be as easy as posting a selfie on the site to get hold of good content. “The No. 1 pain point businesses have in maintaining their social presence on Facebook is finding the...

Posted January 9, 2014    

Social Startups: Updates from the Startups We Covered in 2013

In 2013, we profiled several of the newest and most innovative social companies. Today, with social business ever changing, a look at what some of them have been up to since we last wrote about them. Just in case you missed any—and there were...

Posted January 2, 2014    

Social Startups: Total Socials Lets You View Social Media Profiles for All Businesses in One Place

People are using the Internet to find information, but more importantly, to connect with companies. And yet for so many, it can take hours to find all of a business’ social media channels.“It is a very long process when searching in Twitter, for...

Posted December 26, 2013    

Social Startups: Wefunder Helps Everyone Get a Piece of the Startup Pie

Now that we’ve seen Twitter go from small startup to making 1,600 new millionaires, it’s easy to dream about hitting it big the same way thanks to the JOBS Act. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act allows small businesses to raise up to $1...

Posted December 19, 2013    

Social Startups: Crowdly Helps Brands Find, Rank and Activate Superfans on Facebook

 “Brand communities can inherently be great communities, and it is the people in these communities that make it happen,” says Dan Sullivan, the founder and CEO of Crowdly, the leading social advocate management platform for Facebook. “There are...

Posted December 12, 2013    

Social Startups: Voyzee Makes It Easy to Share Your Whole Mobile Video Story

In February 2005, a video-sharing website debuted. Today, YouTube is the go-to site for video on the web. Every minute, one hundred hours of video are uploaded to it. Video sharing is expected to become even more prominent next year in our mobile,...

Posted December 5, 2013    

 
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