Announcing $6 Million Funding Round and Executive Hires – The Next Web’s Martin Bryant broke the story this morning.

TOPICAL ADVERTISING CHANNEL TAYKEY ANNOUNCES $6 MILLION IN NEW FINANCING, ADDS TO EXECUTIVE TEAM NEW YORK – JULY 17, 2013 – Topical Advertising channel Taykey today announced that venture firm Tenaya Capital has joined existing investors Sequoia Capital, Softbank Capital, and Marker to together provide $6 million in additional financing to support the company’s rapid pace of growth. All existingRead More

Advertisers: Tap Into Social Conversations to Engage Users

Second Screen, Mobile Apps and Social Polls Can Drive Engagement. Advertisers know their customers won’t always seek them out. Instead, they need to push their brands to where and when the right people are ready. As a result, advertisers are continually expanding their efforts to get the attention of valuable consumers. Data, programmatic, hyper-local and a slew of other techniquesRead More

Amit Avner: CEO. Trend Forecaster. Former Coding Whizkid.

Amit Avner’s been coding since he was 10. The following 19 years have been as productive as you might expect. Amit Avner likes building things. At 29, he’s built a lot. Currently, he’s the founder of Taykey, a service that predicts trends online and places advertising based on what people are talking about. Taykey, though, is by no means hisRead More

People Want To Be Skinny On Vacation, And Other Real-Time Marketing Insights

Who are your customers? That should be a pretty easy question for most marketers. But many don’t really know who their customers are beyond their age, gender, and a few other demographics. It’s time we acknowledge that our customers are people, both complex and unpredictable. If we, as marketers, want to understand our customers in this context–that is, as people–weRead More