Guest post by Kristin Adams, founder and CEO of Socialie
Hi friends and colleagues. I would like to start off by introducing myself; my name is Kristin Adams, founder and CEO of Socialie. My team and I could not be more excited to take part in the upcoming Tech in Motion Philadelphia event: Entertainment Tech Drinks & Demos. We love any opportunity to rub elbows with the best and brightest of the tech world, and from what we’ve heard, there’s going to be some serious talent at this shindig on January 30th. We view this as an opportunity to not only discover what our fellow tech companies have been working on, but to also educate you on the platform we’ve been building with the hope of getting some feedback from Philly’s finest. In exchange for your honest opinions and expertise, we’d like to offer you our platform for a 3-month trial at no cost. Now that I’ve hopefully reeled you in with the whole “free” thing, allow me to tell you a bit about who we are and what exactly it is that you’d be getting.
We believe people are the most important element of social media, so my team and I created a tool that helps companies leverage the people behind their brands by building a connected network of their social accounts and then allowing them to easily send network members suggested content for approval, editing and publishing via SMS. Our platform helps you manage and leverage your non-owned social media marketing strategy and drive your brand message to wider audiences (Click here to find out what is non-owned social media marketing is).
The idea for Socialie came about back when I was running social media for the UFC. One of the biggest pain points while working with sports and entertainment clients was seeding content to very busy and mostly mobile brand influencers. The 400 athletes on the roster were a huge social asset, but it wasn’t easy to consistently get them to share brand content across their social channels and then for us to track it. I wanted to solve this problem. So I left my job, moved to Philly and built a small team of people who believed in my idea and were willing to work their butts off to help me bring it to life.
Now, back to the good stuff; how you’ll be getting this for free. We decided to put the Socialie tool into the hands of the smartest, most creative and passionate group of people we could think of: startups! For a limited time only, we’re offering the Socialie platform at no cost, and all we ask in return is that you share your feedback and help us spread the word. We want to learn from you what’s working, what’s not working and where we can improve. So give your marketing budget a break and try out a new word-of-mouth marketing tool that makes it easy to promote your company’s mission. Did you just roll-out a new feature? Published a great blog post? Get everyone promoting your stories and content.
In order to sign up for the program, head over to socialie.com/startups and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Once you sign up, we’ll be in touch to schedule a demo. The signup deadline is January 31, so hurry up and get on it!
And don’t forget to RSVP so you can get entertained at the Tech in Motion Drinks & Demos this Thursday!