Posts Tagged ‘StumbleUpon’
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
What do these brands have in common: Twitter, Google, Mashable, Bing, reddit, YouTube, StumbleUpon, TMZ, Dell, Home Depot, HGTV, Salesforce, CNN, AOL, Forester, Urban Daddy and The Weather Channel?
They’re all represented at the upcoming Digital Summit 2013 May 14-15 in Atlanta, the region’s largest digital marketing and web innovation strategies conference.
The event draws a sell-out crowd of 1,500 or more digital marketers, web strategists, senior Internet executives, thought-leaders, and entrepreneurs to Atlanta.
Brian Wong, founder and CEO of Kiip, is participating in the Atlanta Digital Summit May 14-15.
We’ll be interviewing some of the featured speakers and panel participants as we head toward the event (TechJournal is a TechMedia division). We spoke to Kiip CEO and founder Brian Wong this week. Wong, the youngest person who ever received venture funding, describes how connecting mobile ads to “moments of achievement and delight” can make those ads welcome rather than an annoyance. See: Mobile ad secret sauce.
Register now to reserve your seat. TechMedia’s last event in Charlotte, NC, had to close registration a week ahead of the event and had a long waiting list, so do it early.
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Joel Ludenfeld, director of global brand strategy for Twitter, is among the more than 75 speakers at the upcoming Digital Summit in Atlanta
Only one day remains to grab the early bird rate at TechMedia’s Digital Summit 2012, slated for May 9-10 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. This year’s event features speakers from Twitter, Mashable, Klout, Pandora, The Onion, Huffington Post, StumbleUpon, and Google, among many others.
The Digital Summit is offering an Early Bird rate until tomorrow, March 16.
More than 50 expert panels and presentations by more than 75 thought leaders will cover topics such as Customer Engagement, SEO, Analytics, Usability & Design, Paid Search, Email Marketing, Ecommerce, Online Video, Facebook & Twitter Marketing and many more.
This year you can also sign up for a pre-conference event that offers a dozen more sessions covering social media from fundamentals to advanced features and usability & design. The 5-hour long workshops are designed to provide take-aways you can put to work as soon as you get back to your office.
TechMedia events sell-out, so it’s always a good idea to register early. Do so by March 16 and get the Early Bird rate of $245.
From March 17 to April 13, registration will be $295, and after April 14 rises to $345.
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
The 2011 Internet Summit drew a record crowd to the Raleigh, NC Convention Center, where the event continues today with a keynote from social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk and sessions delving into the nitty-gritty of social media marketing, digital analytics, mobile, cloud computing, startup fund-raising and more.
The more than 120 speakers include representatives from Google, ESPN, Gannet, the Discovery Channel, and StumbleUpon, and other top digital brands.
Even the roomy conference rooms at the Raleigh Convention Center were packed with attentive listeners, many tweeting and taking notes on laptops.
Photos by Renee Wright and Allan Maurer
ABC-11 WTDV Raleigh crew filming at the Internet Summit Tuesday afternoon.
Social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk will keynotes at the Internet Summit Wednesday. Attendees received a free copy of Vayerchuk's book, "The Thank You Economy."
Many Internet Summit session were packed, although the spacious conference rooms at the Convention Center seated most.
Brad Schomber of RTP-based ChannelAdvisor noted "We're hiring. That's why we're here. Link Walls of ChannelAdvisor is also a presenter at the event.
Bronto, an email and marketing automation software firm and an exhibitor at Internet Summit, also said it is hiring.
Exhibitors at the Internet Summit mounted some colorful and tasty displays.
Raleigh Communications Agency Capstrat, both an exhibitor and presentor at the Internet Summit, was highly visible, with representatives in their red, "Fellowship of Enlightened Zealots" fez caps.
Demo companies at IS2011 include Charlotte-based startup rawporter, a mobile app that can help people capture news and get both pay and credit.
The networking reception, which ran from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, is always a popular end to a packed day. It included wines, a selection of North Carolina beers, shrimp and grits, roast beef, and a great deal of networking.
Friday, October 14th, 2011
TechMedia’s Internet Summit
is bringing 120 digital media, marketing and business thought leaders to the Raleigh, NC, Convention Center Nov. 15-16, but discounted early registration for the event, which is shaping up as the largest ever, ends today, Friday, Oct. 14.
With more than 75 individual presentations
, 5 forward looking panels, and keynotes by NY Times best-selling author & ‘Social Media King’ Gary Vaynerchuk
andGowalla co-founder Josh Williams
the event promises to give your business savvy a boost.
Over 120 industry innovators
and thought leaders from prime brands like Google, Microsoft, ESPN, StumbleUpon and many more, will be on hand to share their insight, spark new ideas, and expand your understanding on issues and topics that matter to you.
The Internet Summit expects nearly 2,000 attendees
at Internet Summit 2011 making it the largest Digital, Media & Tech Conference in the Southeast — offering you unparalleled opportunities to connect and network with your peers and business colleagues.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
TechMedia’s Internet Summit is bringing 120 digital media, marketing and business mavens to the Raleigh, NC, Convention Center Nov. 15-16, but discounted early registration for the event, which is shaping up as the largest ever, ends this Friday, Oct. 14.
With more than 75 individual presentations, 5 forward looking panels, and keynotes by NY Times best-selling author & ‘Social Media King’ Gary Vaynerchuk and Gowalla co-founder Josh Williams the event promises to give your business savvy a boost.
Over 120 industry innovators and thought leaders from prime brands like Google, Microsoft, ESPN, StumbleUpon and many more, will be on hand to share their insight, spark new ideas, and expand your understanding on issues and topics that matter to you.
The Internet Summit expects nearly 2,000 attendees at Internet Summit 2011 making it the largest Digital, Media & Tech Conference in the Southeast — offering you unparalleled opportunities to connect and network with your peers and business colleagues.
Friday, November 12th, 2010
RALEIGH, NC – With only a few days until the event, the Internet Summit 2010 is nearing capacity and says fewer than 40 seats remain available. The event expects record crowd for one of the nations largest web conferences, which brings more than 100 digital thought-leaders to the Raleigh Convention Center November 17-18th in Raleigh, NC.
Speakers represent top Internet, Media and Information Technology brands such as Microsoft, Google, SAS, Salesforce.com, Yahoo!, ABCNews.com, the Discovery Channel, Yelp, IBM, Cisco, Red Hat, Playboy, StumbleUpon, Autotrader.com, Mashable, ChannelAdvisor, ShopLocal, SkyMall and Lenovo among others.
They’ll be discussing topics such as social media, mobile marketing, search, analytics, cloud computing, big data, geolocation, usability, design and online advertising among many others – attendees walk away from the Internet Summit armed with the latest knowledge in Internet Marketing and business development best practices.
In addition, with numerous networking opportunities at the conference, attendees will develop instant relationships with key industry resources.
Thursday, November 4th, 2010
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC – Tech Media’s 2010 Internet Summit, set for the Raleigh, NC Convention Center Nov. 17-18, has named the participants for its Demo Showcase, a display of top early-stage Web-centric firms.
In addition, the 2010 Internet Summit will feature over 100 industry expert speakers from such companies as Google, Cisco, Salesforce.com, Go Daddy, Microsoft, Autotrader.com, Yahoo!, Red Hat, Mashable, StumbleUpon, Playboy, Lulu, SkyMall, Discovery Channel and many more.
Internet Summit Demo Showcase companies are emerging high-growth firms from across the country that best represent the future of the Web. Participants include:
In addition to these firms, several additional Demo Showcase participants will be added before the event. Companies will exhibit and present to 1500+ Internet executives, online marketers, business strategists, entrepreneurs and investors.
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Garrett Camp, CEO, founder, StumbleUpon
By Allan Maurer
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – StumbleUpon, which has been showing Internet users sites they might like based on their interests since 2001, will have mobile apps available within a few months, says Garrett Camp, CEO and founder of the company.
StumbleUpon, which has about 50 employees, has 10.7 million registered users and serves up 550 million site recommendations a month. The company’s sole revenue stream currently is advertising – about 1 in 20 sites it takes a user to may be sponsored, but still within their interests. “We’re at about break-even” financially, says Camp.
The popular feature that takes people to random sites that fit their interests, is planning to launch a mobile version of its current site recommendation service within months.
StumbleUpon will also move toward making geographically relevant local recommendations for such things as restaurants and shopping in the future as well, says Camp. “Especially on mobile devices, we want to recommend things,” he says. That move, although in the works, will come later than the initial mobile apps.
Personalized recommendations coming
“People don’t want to spend time hunting and clicking on mobile devices,” Camp notes. People want to click a button and see a recommendation for the best restaurant nearby or find the best news article relevant to what they want, he says.
He’s already testing the StumbleUpon mobile app on his own phone.
Camp is one of more than 50 expert speakers slated to appear at Tech Media’s third annual Internet Summit at the Raleigh, NC Nov. 17-18, where he’ll talk about the growing move toward personalization of the Internet.
Video and gaming gaining
Camp says the future of the Internet and mobile both include increasing use of video now that the connection speeds are in place.
He also sees online and mobile casual gaming as a growing sector.
Camp, who started working on StumbleUpon in 1999 while in engineering school, says it evolved from the idea of creating something like an “intelligent Web ring” combined with user rankings.
Personalization is needed online and on the mobile Internet, says Camp.
“In the past, people spent their time online doing email and personal banking, but now they consume media. They go to Facebook or Youtube or StumbleUpon to be entertained,” he says.
“People rather than organizations are now a source of information. Tehy add a trust level to the information shared.”
Drives nearly as much traffic as Facebook
In March, StatCounter reported that StumbleUpon drove more social traffic in the United States than Facebook, but it still trails the friend network globally, where it is number 2.
While Facebook and Twitter offer users many shared links, they don’t always hit the mark, Camp points out.
“There have been about 100 tweets since I last looked at my account and they include 30 or 40 links. I only care about three or four.”
On Facebook, a link just rides by as new status updates appear. Also, he points out, that like many Facebook users, he now has a handful of friends and “600 acquaintances” on his Facebook account.
StumbleUpon, he says, “Drives nearly as much traffic as Facebook,” even though it has many fewer users. That’s because people only click on a few links in Facebook, whereas they may click through 20 recommended sites when using StumbleUpon.
“On Stumble, people click about 300 Stumbles a month per person, on average, 20 sites every few days.
Going a step further
StumbleUpon, Camp says, is trying to merge social ranking and discovery by groups of friends or people with similar interests to go “a step beyond what Twitter and Facebook” are doing.
Although many people use StumbleUpon without registering, he says the system provides more and more relevant site recommendations to users who do register, sign up for 15 or 20 topics and create some networks of friends.
One goal at StumbleUpon now, he says, is to speed the time it takes to produce the most relevant personalized recommendations to users from a few weeks to a few days.
To contact TJS Editor Allan Maurer: Allan at TechJournalSouth dot com.
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