9 Tips for Selling Ads to Local Businesses

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This week’s Street Fight Summit in New York City brought over 300 tech vendors, small businesses and representatives of large sales teams together to discuss the biggest trends in hyper local organizations. After hearing from Venture Capital partners, Buzzfeed editors and snazzy start-up founders, I’ve distilled the most valuable lessons of the day into: 9 Tips for Selling Ads to…

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Notes from the Field: Rhiza and the Edinburgh TV Festival

Laura and Susanne man the Rhiza Booth at the Edinburgh TV Festival

If you follow Rhiza on Twitter you may have asked yourself last week: Did they expand into the TV business? Why are there so many photos from the Edinburgh TV Fest red carpet? No, unfortunately there won’t be a soapy reality TV show  starring  Rhiza any time soon, but we have learned that networks and content producers are ready to…

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Rhiza CEO to be Keynote Speaker at Carnegie Mellon Event

Josh Knauer, Rhiza’s CEO, will be the keynote speaker at a Carnegie Mellon University event that is intended to help inspire students and alumni to build their careers by featuring alumni “who have successfully and interestingly navigated their way forward.” The event is titled Under Construction: Building Your Future and happens this Saturday, February 23rd. Read more about the event.

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Rhiza CEO Speaks on World Financial Symposium Panel

Rhiza CEO, Josh Knauer, is speaking today on a panel hosted by the World Financial Symposium titled, “Where is Everywhere: M&A in Geospatial & Location-based Technology”. Josh will be speaking about emerging trends in the marketing and advertising markets’ use of location-based data to increase ad sales, better target messaging and understand/grow audiences. Here’s the announcement from WFS: World Financial…

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Rhiza Helps PepsiCo Rock South by Southwest

The Rhiza team is proud to have been a part of the PepsiCo Central presence at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2012. Rhiza teamed up with fellow Pittsburgh-based companies MAYA Design and IonTank to design and build the space out for PepsiCo. Rhiza’s role was to aggregate, analyze and visualize data from around the social web, sensors on-site around SXSW, data…

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Say Hello to Rhiza at SXSW

Planning to head to SXSW? Stop by and say hello. The Rhiza team will be hanging out in Pepsico Central, playing with Rhiza Upshot and data feeds about the pulse of SXSW from Twitter, PeopleBrowsr, radian6, CivicScience, foursqaure, Facebook and more. Check out the big screen and drop by if you are in town.

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Honing the Craft

This past Saturday Rhiza hosted a Coderetreat for members of the Pittsburgh development community. Coderetreat is a global organization dedicated to helping programmers become better programmers. It does this by helping local groups organize workshops – the code retreats – that let developers focus on key elements of the craft of programming without the day-to-day distractions of deadlines and bottom…

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Rhiza CEO, Josh Knauer, to Keynote Canadian GIS Conference

Rhiza’s CEO, Josh Knauer, will be giving the keynote address at the GeoTec 2011 Conference in Vancouver, Canada on September 29, 2011. Josh will speak about emerging technologies and how they are changing the way organizations are using maps and data for decision making. If you’d like to meet with Josh while he’s in Vancouver, please let us know.

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