SponsorHub—a marketplace for brands looking to sponsor quality events—closed a $750,000 round of funding late in the summer, when it was about three months old and six employees strong. The startup announced the news today, along with a lineup of industry veterans, entrepreneurs and venture capital firms. CEO Robert Johnston used to coordinate events when he worked at Apple and had some experience producing events in other capacities. “I kept hearing from the big brands was that it was really hard for them to find great events to sponsor,” Mr. Johnston said. Read More
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Gary Sharma’s Shorty Awards 2012 Highlights (Mayor Bloomberg, Tiffany Thiessen, Miss USA, The Daily Show Gang and More)
This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), Founder & CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can follow him at @garysguide and reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Once a year I put on a tie. Tomorrow is that day!”
Ok, yeah, so obviously thats not me! (I put on a red tie 365 days a year, people! Thats my friend SawHorse Media & Shorty Awards CoFounder Greg Galant tweeting as he geared up in preparation to organize the fourth edition of the popular Shorty Awards (or as they’re also known as “Oscars for Social Media Peeps!”).
The event, which took place at the Times Center, was, as expected, packed with celebrities. I ran into Aasif Mandavi from the Daily Show who was one of the presenters along with fellow Daily Show correspondents the always funny Samantha Bee and Jason Jones who have co-hosting duties this year. (Did ya know Sam and Jason are a couple? I had no idea. How funny must their kids be!) Read More