Awards and Accolades


iTribe Social Wins Communicator and MUSE Awards

Michael Smith announced that iTribe Social Inc. won two awards — Best Branded Social Campaign and Best Branded Entertainment Campaign in the 25th Annual Communicator Awards, announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. In addition, the company was awarded six MUSE Awards for a mental health awareness campaign featuring a cinematic video series.


April Rudin Named #1 Influencer

April Rudin was named #1 influencer in wealth management by marketing company Onalytica. To create the list, the company analyzed more than 7.6 million social-media posts, looking for certain keywords about wealth management.


Trighton Interactive Wins Two Interactive Media Awards

Jody Resnick’s company, Trighton Interactive, recently received two 2019 Best-in-Class awards from the Interactive Media Awards (IMAs) for Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys (, the second largest personal injury law firm in the US. This marks the sixth consecutive year Trighton has been recognized.


Advocado Named Cool Vendor in Advertising

Brian Handrigan’s company, Advocado, was named a May 2019 Cool Vendor in Advertising by Gartner. The report evaluates interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services in the advertising space.


Launches and New Ventures


Web Daytona Expands Into Franchise SEO Services

Gary Vela shared that Web Daytona has announced the next phase in their digital evolution: an official business expansion into franchise SEO services.


Elise Flynn Meyer Launches Book

Elyse Flynn Meyer has launched her co-authored career development book, Brand YOU, Brand NEW. The book takes readers through the critical steps needed to proactively manage their brand and career development. Save 15% on your book through June 30th using the code, “FORBES”.


Arcane Launches Data Tool Morphio

Eric Vardon announced that his company, Arcane, participated in the development of Morphio, an AI-driven prediction platform that was created by marketers, for marketers. The tool has publicly launched and is now offering a free trial to those interested in unlocking its powers.


Elite SEM Rebrands as Tinuiti

Zach Morrison announced the rebrand of Elite SEM as Tinuiti. The move is the result of 40% organic growth and several key acquisitions last year, including social-marketing agency OrionCKB, CRM, email marketing and creative agency Email Aptitude, and Amazon-focused ecommerce agency CPC Strategy.


Spiral Scout Launches Roadrunner Software

John Griffin shared Spiral Scout’s launch of a second large MIT-licensed open source software product, RoadRunner, following the release of their first open source PHP framework, Spiral. RoadRunner is a high-performance PHP application server, load balancer, and process manager.


Bradley Hoos Appears on Cheddar

Bradley Hoos of The Outloud Group was featured on Cheddar at the New York Stock Exchange last week talking about why influencer marketing is so effective, and when the right time is for a brand to hop on board.

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