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Meltwater Gate Crashes Cision buyout while GTCR Buys Vocus

The tweet heard round the world, the PR/Marketing SaaS world anyway, was tweeted on April 3 from Meltwater CEO, Jorn Lyseggen. “Throwing our hat in the ring today… Together we will transform the industry!” @meltwater http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/idINL5N0MV1YY20140403?irpc=932 … This is big news [...]

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Meltwater enters Bidding War for Cision

February 14th 2014 was a big news day for the media monitoring industry when Cision announced it had accepted an initial offer to be acquired by Blue Canyon Holdings, a subsidiary of GTCR Investment X AIV Ltd. The offer was [...]

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Why doesn’t Hummingbird have the Media Monitoring Industry humming?

For the first time in 12 years, Google has completely rewritten its search algorithm. Panda and Penguin were updates to the existing algorithm but Hummingbird is a complete replacement designed to deliver results from questions and not just keywords. The [...]

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The Dumbing Down of the Media Monitoring Industry

Time flies by so fast and the evolution of media is a perfect example of how quickly things change … Yet… Stay the same….when Frank Burelle and Robert Luce started the first clipping services in 1888. They couldn’t have foretold [...]

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The Vanishing Breed or The Worst is Over or It’s Digital Stupid!

I thought we were witnessing the death of the Newspaper industry with the demise of great newspapers like the Rocky Mountain News, Kentucky Post, Baltimore Examiner and just last week, the world’s oldest Newspaper in print, Loyd’s List, announced it [...]

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Empire Avenue the next/best social influence indicator?

I started playing Empire Avenue last week after viewing an interview Robert Scobile @scobileizer posted with CEO and Co-founder of Empire Avenue Duleepa @Dups Wijayawardhana. I watched the interview which ran about 50 minutes with much interest and as the [...]

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Got a breaking story? Talk to Accounting

By Jeff Ryan The legitimization of citizen journalists How often do we hear the term “breaking news”? Constantly, right? The truth is… there is no real breaking news these days. Stories are sold to us as” breaking news” for the [...]

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Did Social Media Save Newsweek.com?

By Jeff Ryan The old Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times” originates from a Chinese proverb that is one of three in severity, the other two being; “may you come to the attention of powerful people” and “may [...]

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Scott Stratten @unmarketing “Keep Going Until We Stop”

I’ve seen Scott speak a few times and always enjoyed  but never so much as this [...]

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RIP For Newspapers

By Jeff Ryan The shock felt round the world of journalism arrived in an announcement September10 by New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr: “We will stop printing the New York Times sometime in the future, date TBD.” According to [...]

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