This week StartupSmart announced the appointment of Kye White to the team. White has written for publications such as The Guardian and The Advocate across a variety of subject matters.
I guess now we can officially say goodbye to old Twitter as we know and presumably loved it forever, with the new design being rolled out globally over the next few weeks to everyone. The official statement was made by David Bellona a designer at twitter on their official blog.
A new development in technology is about to disrupt the global media landscape; it’s technological convergence like you’ve never seen before. What used to be The Piano Room, a Kings Cross-based celebrity hotspot, is now the house of Moment Media’s latest innovation.
Earlier this month, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O’s new KIIS 1065 breakfast show tied with Jonesy and Amanda’s WSFM for the number one spot across Sydney’s FM commercial stations. The excitement continues with the announcement of Kyle and Jackie O’s innovative new social media platform.
Flagship startup publication startup smart has a new editor in the form of popular journalist Bronwen Clune who has taken over the reigns this week.
My startup had disappeared, I could not do anything about it and I was up shit creek without a paddle. There was no guarantee that everything was going to be recovered, in fact at 10.00am on Wednesday morning the prognosis was that we would have to build everything from scratch. Two years worth of work.
The media landscape is changing, well technically it has been changing for a while, but it’s really only now that those outside of Generation Y and below are beginning to see the full force that these changes are going to have on the future of publications, radio and television.
Zookal are great at generating newsworthy stories about themselves, and this one comes just days before the team meets with US investors to open up a series B capital raise. Ahmed Haider who is the cofounder of Zookal is also cofounder of Flirtey along with Matt Sweeney. There is no denying the pair are in fact onto something with the new delivery technology, however I feel we have had a case of premature media ejaculation.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. How and why should we change this? Last Tuesday ThinkActChange, tackled this question.
There’s no doubt editorial coverage can do wonders for your startup – helping you reach audiences that would otherwise be difficult. Public Relations practitioners are best suited to the role of connecting your business to the media, but if you cannot invest in PR, you can always contact the media directly and pitch your startup.
Shoe String Media as a part of a project for shoestring.com.au will be conducting a 3 month press accelerator, for 6 startups or upstarts that are ready to start talking to the media and getting their business profile happening.
Melbourne based startup Find Media, aims to use self service and technology to tackle the advertising industry head on, effectively knocking out the need for agencies and allowing businesses to interact directly with publishers. On the surface everything looks promising, it’s a nice straight forward disruptive model [something we like] but what are the challenges that lay ahead for founder Lenny Manor? If there is one thing I have learnt since starting up in the media space it’s that these guys have been doing the same things for years and years and have no intention of changing – therefore change must be forced upon them. There will however be much kicking, screaming and potential sabotage though.
The world of business has become riddled with poor communication. The days of putting a letter in the post are over, and the days of social media have ensued. Suppliers, stakeholders, customers and shareholders are expecting quick communication bursts to satisfy a variety of tasks; and in an effort to stay on top of the social communication movement, businesses has become mundane and boring in the application of Public Relations in their businesses.