GuestDriven lands big deal to roll out ‘mobile concierge’ app

If you've ever checked out of your hotel using the in-room television and wondered why you couldn't do the same from your smartphone, Montreal-based GuestDriven has an app you'll want to download. The

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Hootsuite hits 10M users, acquires Brightkit, launches Campaigns

Hootsuite Inc. has made a slew of announcements today, saying it has acquired Brightkit, a social media marketing platform – and it has already used Brightkit’s technology to launch a new product called

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

3 lessons for CMOs, growth-hacker style

Growth hacking - it might sound like a nefarious scheme from those inhabiting the cybersecurity underworld, but what is it actually? In a post for CMO.com, Ben Plomion writes that this "engineering-focused approach

Published on: April 25th, 2014 Candice So

The funding continuum enters stage left

The rules posted yesterday by Canadian securities regulators are still being digested, but upon first read, they appear very encouraging for Canadian startups, small business and even public issuers. The regulators have struck

Published on: March 25th, 2014 Bret Conkin

4 thoughts on the future of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has come a long way since the first crowdfunding projects surfaced a few years ago, with the first Kickstarter project coming online in 2009. The concept of getting the public to fund

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Candice So

Bringing Crowdfunding to Main Street

Introduction: My ITBusiness.ca blog will cover posts around marketing, social media, crowdfunding and the intersection of marketing and IT. I hope you find it educational and discover new perspectives that you can apply.

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Bret Conkin

Vancouver firm the subject of crowdfunding reality TV show

The next time you hear about a new crowdfunding campaign, it may not be through Facebook or Twitter – instead, it could be from your TV. It seems almost counter-intuitive, but bigger broadcasting

Published on: September 17th, 2013 Candice So

Elevator Pitch: Qoints – how success is measured

Qoints is a startup involved with the fourth cohort at Toronto-based accelerator Incubes and it wants to help brands understand and measure the success of digital campaigns. Qoints co-founders Harris Maxwell and Cory

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian agencies recognized for Facebook campaigns

Two Canadian advertising agencies are probably getting a lot of "likes" on Facebook today after being recognized at the Facebook Studio Awards. The awards are given out annually (this is the second batch

Published on: April 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson