Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in the US during the month of June. I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, location of the startup, investors in the round, and date of funding to further the analysis. To maintain a focus on tech-enabled startups, real estate and biotech companies were excluded.
The social commerce buzz this week? Pinterest has announced that Buyable Pins are coming later this month, launching with select retailers.
Social media is great for business. But as great as it is, even we’re not going to pretend that social media should be the sole element of your marketing efforts. Social media is great on its own, but it’s even better when paired with other marketing efforts and word-of-mouth that make the sum of your […]
A few months ago, we wrote about something we’ve received quite a few questions about – whether Pinterest or Instagram is better for businesses. And while that debate still stands (short answer: it depends), it looks like Pinterest may have another rival that’s not Instagram: Twitter. Pinterest recently joined Facebook and Twitter as one of the top […]
Over the last few weeks, we heard that Facebook organic reach is approaching zero while their paid ad business is booming. On April 23, Facebook reported revenue of $2.5 billion for the first quarter of 2014, up 72% over the previous year. Advertising accounted for $2.27 billion of Q1 revenue. Now, it seems that Instagram […]
So you are building a new product. Great! However, one of the worst mistakes you can make is to wait for it to be done before thinking about how you are going to market it. You should be thinking about how you will reach users and convert them into customers at every step of your […]
People spend a lot of time browsing on Pinterest. Fine, but what if you want to buy something you see? We know – happens all the time. That’s what Browsy is all about. It’s an automated solution that instantly imports your pins, identifies the products and searches the web to find the best prices. Makes […]
In case you haven’t heard, Instagram is the new Facebook. And that’s not just because my 12 year old cousin told me so. In terms of brand promotion, Instagram can be an incredible tool. It’s the social network that has seen the fastest growth, most engagement, and highest conversion from browser to shopper, according to […]
It’s no secret that photos and videos are an important part of social media. It makes sense–people love photos, and social media is all about people. But when it comes time to expand out of the realm of Facebook and Twitter, many companies get hung up on the choice between Pinterest and Instagram. Both are […]
Among other creepy things Facebook knows about you, the beloved social network can predict when you’re relationship status is about to change from single to…not single. Based on heaps of data from 2010-2013, it recognized a pattern that timeline posts between two Facebook users steadily ramp up in the 100 days before, and peak 12 […]
Wantering hosted a Fashion Loves Tumblr event at The Projective Space on Manhattan’s lower east side. James Cury, Web Director of Details Magazine; Grace Atwood, Director of Social Media at Bauble Bar; Jessica Conaster, Social Media Director of Milk Studios; and Nolan McHugh, Strategist of All Day Everyday, were among the expert on the panel, […]