Demand Media Sees Steep Drop In Content Revenues, Cuts Staff
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
Santa Monica-based Demand Media is continuing to see a steep drop in revenues from its content and media efforts, reporting Thursday afternoon that it had $15.9M in revenues from its Content & Media segments, compared with $33.6M demand media content earnings layoff jobs merger acquisition revenues
Naritiv Raises $3M For Snapchat Content
JANUARY 29, 2016
Los Angeles-based Naritiv , a new startup developing a network of content creators for Snapchat, has raised $3M in a funding round, the company said Thursday. The startup--founded by Dan Altmann and Eric Posen--says it is enabling the creation of mobile-first content for Snapchat and other social network platforms. READ MORE>>.
Evolve Media Snags Break Media Content Vet
DECEMBER 3, 2013
Los Angeles-based Evolve Media said late Monday that it has named Mitch Rotter as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Rotter joins the company from Break Media, where he was Execuktive Vice President of Programming, in charge of Break Media''s in-house creative agency and production arm, Creative Lab. READ MORE>>.
Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
The company operates the Ipsy Open Studios based in Los Angeles, which specifically caters to content creators in the beauty area. What is IPSY?
StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups
JULY 13, 2011
The home page always shows the latest and greatest content coming out. All content is shown as a snippet and links directly back to the source.
Demand Media Names New Content Marketing Executive
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Santa Monica-based Demand Media is building out its executive team today, saying that it has named Scott Lehr as its new Senior Vice President and General Manager of Content Solutions. Lehr was previously at NewsCred, a developer of content marketing and content syndication software. READ MORE>>.
Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories.
Both Sides of the Table
MAY 28, 2016
The bad was that it seems like when I shared media on Facebook I wouldn’t get any heat initially so Twitter was my go to place to share my blog.
Verizon Digital Media Acquires Volicon
MARCH 16, 2016
Los Angeles-based content delivery network provider Verizon Digital Media Services --which is better known to locals as the former operations of EdgeCast--said it has agreed to acquire Volicon , a provider of video capture, archival, compliance monitoring and clip creation workflow for broadcasters. READ MORE>>.
Evolve Media Buys Pet Publisher Dogtime Media
JANUARY 22, 2015
Los Angeles-based online content publisher Evolve Media said this morning that it has acquired online pet publisher Dogtime Media , the publisher of Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Evolve Media said the two sites reach over 1.6 Dogtime Media had been founded by Trevor Wright. million users a month. READ MORE>>.
Jukin Media Adds To Executive Team
JUNE 18, 2014
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Catching Up With Joanne Bradford, Demand Media
AUGUST 6, 2012
To learn more about where Demand Media is today and how it has evolved, we sat down with Joanne Bradford , Chief Revenue Officer at Demand Media.
Mitu Raises $27M For Latino Digital Media
JANUARY 13, 2016
Santa Monica-based digital media firm mitu , which focuses on the Latino youth market, is announcing this morning that it has raised $27M in a Series C funding. mitu says it now has a network of more than 2 billion, and 6,000 Latino creators offering up social media feeds on YouTube, Facebook, and elsewhere. READ MORE>>.
Render Media: Creating A Digital Publisher In The Social Age
MARCH 2, 2016
Los Angeles-based Render Media (www.rndr.com), which is creating a publisher geared at the social world, social channels, and sharing. and $3.0
Amazon Studios Sets First Four Content Projects
JUNE 25, 2012
Amazon Studios , the content development effort being run out of Amazon.com's Los Angeles arm, the People's Production Company, has set the first four projects being developed by the company. According to Amazon, it has selected one children's show and three comedies as the first four content development efforts at the company.
How Jukin Media Is Turning Viral Video Into A Real Business
JUNE 9, 2014
What is Jukin Media? Lee Essner: Jukin Media starts with the assumption that you can take any video viral. more) READ MORE>>.
Demand Media Unloads Cracked For $39M
APRIL 13, 2016
Santa Monica-based Demand Media has sold Cracked , its online humor site, to the E.W. According to Demand Media, the move will give it a "more focused portfolio of businesses", and also "significantly" strengthen its balance sheet. Demand Media acquired Cracked in 2007. READ MORE>>.
YouTube Injects $200M Into More Content
OCTOBER 8, 2012
In what can only be good news for the ecosystem of content providers and startup firms here in Southern California, Google's YouTube said Sunday that it is expanding into Europe, and adding more than 50 original channels to the 100 it introduced last year. youtube content channels development hollywood startupsREAD MORE>>.
Silicon Beach Report Feb. 20: Whatsapp Updates with Snapchat-Like Vanishing Content
L.A. Business Journal
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
WhatsApp updates with Snapchat-like vanishing content, SpaceX lands its latest Falcon 9 rocket booster, media buying on Snapchat confuses advertisers, and more
PublishThis Enhances Content Curation Tool
MARCH 13, 2013
PublishThis , the Los Angeles startup headed by Matt Kumin, has enhanced the firm's online, content marketing and curation management tool. The firm said the latest version of its platform is aimed at brands, retailers, media companies, and trade associations, to help them scale their content efforts across digital channels.
Total Beauty Acquired By Evolve Media
MARCH 5, 2015
Los Angeles-based Total Beauty Media Group , the beauty products focused site founded by Emrah Kovacoglu, has been acquired by Evolve Media , and will become part of Evolve''s TotallyHer division. Total Beauty provided online content focused on beauty, including a large database of reviews of beauty products. READ MORE>>.
Demand Media Expands Content Offerings
MARCH 4, 2014
Santa Monica-based Demand Media said today that it is expanding its offerings in the content area, with an expansion of its Content Solution offerings. According to Demand Media, the expansion includes new content formats and enhanced "publishing and distribution strategies." READ MORE>>.
Jukin Media Names Essner President, COO
FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Los Angeles-based Jukin Media , a company which says it discovers, acquires, and distributes viral videos, has tapped technology veteran Lee Essner as the company''s new President and Chief Operating Officer. president executive content hollywood licensing video viral essner media jukin READ MORE>>.
DEFY Media Snags $70M
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Los Angeles-based DEFY Media , a developer of YouTube channels and digital content, said on Tuesday that it has raised $70M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Wellington Management Company LLP, and also included ABS Capital, Lionsgate, Viacom and ZMC (Zelnick Media Capital). READ MORE>>.
Los Angeles Becomes YouTube's Content Hub With New Playa Vista Studio
FEBRUARY 24, 2012
The Los Angeles area is fast becoming the content hub for online video site YouTube , a position that takes advantage of both the LA region's long history in the entertainment business, and the rise of a slew of startups producing content specifically aimed at the YouTube audience. READ MORE>>.
Triton Digital Wins Connoisseur Media
JANUARY 31, 2017
Los Angeles-based Triton Digital , the developer of advertising technology for the audio streaming market, reported that it has been selected by Connoisseur Media. Triton Digital said Connoisseur Media will use it to stream and measure their digital audio content. Connoisseur Media owns and operates 39 radio stations.
Team Liquid Acquired By Local Sports, Media, Tech Entrepeneurs
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
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Here are 10 Tips from BuzzFeed to Make Your Content Go Viral
Both Sides of the Table
APRIL 11, 2011
But of course we also focused on making content go viral. Or creating quizzes or games with your content. Can we do 10 variants?
Demand Media to Change Its Name to Leaf Group
L.A. Business Journal
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Demand Media is turning over a new leaf. The media and e-commerce holding company announced on Friday that it will change its name to Leaf Group, effective Nov. Demand Media purchased Leaf.tv last year, which is a women’s lifestyle video content creator
OK Go Super Bowl Video Illustrates Collision Between Content, Technology
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
However, it does illustrate the increasing influence of technology and online media on entertainment, and how much the two worlds are colliding.
Evolve Media Snags Say Media Executive
AUGUST 26, 2015
Los Angeles-based Evolve Media , the online publishing and media firm behind CraveOnline and TotallyHer, said Tuesday that it has named Jennifer Catto as its new SVP of Integrated Media. Evolve said Catto will oversee marketing efforts for CraveOnline, TotallyHer and Martini Media. Catto will be based in New York.
YouTube's New Content Partners A Who's Who Of SoCal Startups
OCTOBER 31, 2011
Not suprisingly, the announcement by YouTube late Friday of a new initiative to provide original content programming channels on the site was a who's who of Southern California content and media startups. youtube content video streaming machinima demand media equal deca vuguruREAD MORE>>.
Break Media Launches Screenwriting Contest With Scripped
APRIL 5, 2011
Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online content publisher headed by Keith Richman, said today that it has partnered with Scripped.com , an online community for screenwriters, on a new screenwriting contest. break media scripped screenwriting contest production content hollywood produceREAD MORE>>.
SheKnows Launches Social Media Feature
MARCH 28, 2011
Los Angeles-based SheKnows , the women's media site run by Evolve Media, said this morning that it has launched a new social media, community features for the service. sheknows evolve media content publishingREAD MORE>>.
MobiGirl Media Targets Mobile Ads For Girls
APRIL 22, 2013
A new, Los Angeles ad network, MobiGirl Media recently launched its niche, mobile ad network, specifically aimed at advertisers and app developers targeting girls between the ages of 6 and 16. mobigirl media mobile advertising female advertise mobigirlmedia girl coppa children kids READ MORE>>.
Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks
Both Sides of the Table
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
If you’re thinking about building an online video network today you need to think about: Producing your own content (not just aggregating).
Manalto Gets $1M For Social Media Content Management
DECEMBER 30, 2013
Santa Monica-based Manalto has raised $1M in a seed funding round, for the company''s social media content management software. manalto venture capital social media content managment software facebook australia The company splits its operations between Santa Monica and Australia. The company is led by Anthony Owen.
Demand Media, Rachel Ray Partner
MARCH 1, 2011
Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, along with food and cooking celebrity Rachel Ray , said this morning that they are in a multi-year, exclusive partnership to develop co-branded content in the food category. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
Demand Media Launches Pet Channel On YouTube
MAY 2, 2012
Demand Media's new pet channel includes VIctoria Stillwell, host of the Animal Planet series "It's Me or The Dog", public television personality P.
NewFronts | Monetizing Digital Content [Live]
Tech Zulu Event
MAY 21, 2012
We’ll discuss how content studios are monetizing this content via advertising, sponsorship, show integration and more. georgeruiz.
Jetpack Gives a Boost to Mobile and Rich Media Advertising
Tech Zulu Event
JUNE 25, 2015
Until recently, three legacy providers (Sizmek, PointRoll and Google’s DoubleClick) have dominated the rich media market.