Apr 9th 2012
Here are some cool examples of how people on Pinterest use MapQuest to make their travel related pins even cooler.
How does it work? It's super easy, if you just want a map of a location, simply create your map on MapQuest and then click the "Pin It" Button at the top right of the MapQuest page. This will create a map image and link that you can then upload to Pinterest and add to your 'pin board'.
Feb 8th 2012
Rachel joins us from The Parenting Group, where she most recently served as Editorial Director, Digital Content, Strategy and Design, overseeing all digital development of the Parenting, Babytalk and Conceive brands and their online extensions. Rachel's addition to the Patch leadership team follows significant traffic and engagement growth, including our recent ascension to being a top-5 property in comScore's regional/local category. Patch currently has 863 sites in 22 states plus Washington, D.C., with over one thousand professional journalists managing those sites and over 14,000 bloggers contributing content.
To learn more about Rachel, check out her blog post on The Patch Blog.
Jan 10th 2012
We are thrilled to announce that Patch has become the #4 local and regional property, according to comScore's December rankings, up from #10 at the beginning of 2011. This UV growth continued in December despite a seasonal decrease among many other local and regional sites. Patch launched less than 3 years ago, and the average age of Patch sites is less than 14 months old - so you can imagine how proud we are of this accomplishment. It is truly a testament to the hard work of our teams in communities across America. Most importantly it shows that Patch continues to engage and connect with residents of towns, which, after all, is where our focus is day and night. Go Patch!
Dec 19th 2011
Last week, MapQuest Vibe closed out the last of a series of TechCocktail sponsorships in Boulder, Washington DC, San Francisco and finally Phoenix.
TechCocktail highlights emerging technology news, people, startups, products, and innovations for the true tech enthusiast. The sponsorships allowed for 40 start-ups to participate in the events for free and show off their products in front of almost 1800 attendees.
For the last event in Tech Cocktail's 2012 tour, 5 startups joined sponsor MapQuest at Bliss/reBar in Phoenix, AZ to demo their products: squareonestudios.com, superchoffeebros.com, Pinfob.com, Graze.ly & azprodjs.com. We took the opportunity to demo mqVibe, your guide to becoming a local anywhere and the positive feedback was exciting and encouraging.
(This post originally ran on the AOL Advertising Blog.)
Nov 14th 2011
StudioNow CEO David Mason was interviewed by Matthew Schwartz for an article in BtoB Magazine discussing how small businesses use video as a powerful marketing tool for their own businesses and their clients'. Expanding its efforts to help companies produce and syndicate online videos, AOL StudioNow helps users create more localized-product videos and customer testimonial videos. In the article, StudioNow client Fan Page Generator notes that StudioNow's unique workflow management and high production values are playing a big role in their success:
Click here to read the full article.
"It really transformed my ability to do my business, let alone the product that we provide other businesses," said Jason Deitch, CEO of Fan Page Generator. "The platform behind it allows me to keep my eye on where the video is in the process. I can see any video at any point in time; I know if it's been delivered. I know if it's been approved and if there are any issues in the editing."