Check out panel list @pluggedinventrs Social Media Roundtable 10/25—use bethfriends 25% off

The summit is a full day event focusing on everything Social Media and will have roundtables focusing on Effective Brand Building, Customer Acquisition, Customer Retention, & Revenue Generation.

The lineup is a whose who in the Social Media world as we have innovative companies participating, including their Founders, CEOs, and VPs.

Participants include:

Effective Brand Building
Chris Cunningham, Appssavvy, CEO (Moderator)
Dave  Kerpen, Likeable, CEO
Adam Simon, Socialbomb, Co-Founder & Chief Creative
Will Hutson, Carrot Creative, Director Social Activation
Kimber Myers, GetGlue, Director Partnerships & Content
Tom Thai, Bluefin Labs, VP Marketing & Biz Dev
Matt Heindl,  Razorfish, Director of Social Media
Briana Campbell, ZemoGA, Head of Social Media
David Teten, FFVentures, Partner

Customer Acquisition
Dave  Kerpen, Likeable, CEO
Ari Goldberg, StyleCaster, CEO
Boris Bogatin, Lokast, CEO
Mike More,, CEO
Jeff Epstein, Zferral, Founder
Rich Tomko, Snooth Media, CEO
Nikhil Sethi, Adaptly, Co-founder
Matthew Snodgrass, WCG, Director of Social Media
Jack Serpa, Engage121, EVP
Chris Phenner, TBG Digital, VP Business Development
David Teten, FFVentures, Partner

Customer Retention
Trendrr, Mark Ghuneim, Founder & CEO
Joshua Mack, NearSay, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
Brandon Evans, Crowdtap, CEO & Founder
Nihal Mehta, LocalResponse, CEO
Mark Davis, Kohort, CEO
Marshall Sponder, WCG, Senior Social Analyst
Noah Mallin,  Digitas VP, Group Director Social Media

Revenue Generation
Brad Harrison, BHV, Managing Partner (Moderator)
Wiley Cirelli, Single Platform, CEO
Boris Bogatin, Lokast, CEO
David Lifson Postling, CEO
Michael Weiksner, SocialFeet, CEO
Ryan Charles, Consmr, CEO & Co-founder
Rich Tomko, Snooth Media, CEO
Mitchell Reichgut, Jun Group, Principal
Demetri Karagas, SiteSimon, Co-founder
Noah Mallin,  Digitas, VP Group Director Social Media
Sim Blaustien, High Line Ventures, Partner

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Two job opps for NYC startup: Customer Service and Developer

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Excellent Opportunity for a Customer Service Representative at a Growing Online Fashion Accessories Retailer

We are looking for a bright, energetic, positive person for a Customer Service Representative position
who will be the point person for all of our customer’s needs.
We are looking for someone who is:
Fashion Savvy- can give styling advice
Must be able to handle multiple phone lines
Must have the ability to stay calm under pressure
Issue and track customer returns
A real team player

Skills Needed:
Pleasant Phone Demeanor
Light Office Work
Computer/Web Savvy
Multi Tasker
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.


We are seeking a developer to work with our Director of Technology to support our
technology initiatives and partnerships across all types of media. Our developer will help
in shaping our technology roadmap as well as execute on our strategic plans.

Job requirements:
-Bachelors degree in Computer Science
-2+ years of technology development experience
- Strong experience in PHP, Javascript, Jquery, XML, HTML, CSS, SVN
- Services and JSON experience preferable
- Drupal experience will be beneficial

6/29: Social Commerce Roundtable in NYC: panel includes @360i @dotbox @socialamp @plumwillow - use “bethfriends” for 25% off #in

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Event details

PluggedIn’s June Roundtable will be focusing on Social commerce meets the supply chain; how to use social media to maximize revenues.

Multiple analysts have lauded social technologies and the potential to anticipate, personalize and energize the shopping experience.  But how?  Is it Facebook or Foursquare or Groupon that can provide the keys to driving increased business when a business needs it most? Join us as we discuss new models (and old) that are emerging to help optimize results when social meets the supply chain.

Participants Include:

SnapGoods: Ron J. Williams, CEO & Co-founder

360i: David Berkowitz, Sr. Director of Emerging Media & Innovation

dotbox: Ashley John Heather, CEO & Co-founder

SocialAmp: Matt Sunbilli, CEO

Conversation: Myls Kellman, Manging Director

Plum Willow: Scott Stone, Founder

Organic Spread: Fahad Khan, CEO & Founder

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Early Bird Special Through 6/16 !!! Receive 20% off with discount code EARLYBIRD.

PluggedIn Ventures does not refund the purchase of tickets but can transfer their ownership to another attendee.

Please email with any cancellations or transfers.

Job Opp: Doodledeals, a daily deals site for moms—partner w/ seeking “mom scouts” in DC & Chicago (paid) #in #fb

Job Description - Mom Scouts


DoodleDeals is seeking Mom Scouts in LA, Chicago and Washington DC.  Mom Scouts are moms who live in these areas who have intimate knowledge of merchants who serve the family market.  Mom Scouts will prospect merchants for the sales people to call on, will visit local merchants to make sure they meet DoodleDeals quality standards, and will be a DoodleDeals “Ambassador” and meet with key merchants.  Essentially Mom Scouts will be our link to the local market to help us gain knowledge of what moms want in their market. 
Mom Scouts will commit approximately 10 - 20 hours per week on the following activities:
1) prospecting new merchants for the DD sales team
2) visiting merchants that we have questions about
3) spreading the word on DD
4) helping identify key mom groups, family publications and websites that serve the local market
Superior knowledge of family establishments in your local market
Ability to commit 10 - 20 hours/week
Positive, upbeat attitude
Comfortable meeting new people and making introductions
Company Description
DoodleDeals is the largest daily deal site exclusively serving families.  We are currently in NYC and SF but are expanding to other markets within the next few months.  Through our strategic partnership with, we send our daily deals to 160,000 moms.  DoodleDeals only works with top-tier merchants such as Kidville, Gymboree, NY Kids Club, Citibabes, Appleseeds and focuses on serving the needs of families everywhere. 

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Zynga/Large Animal @ the Social & Gaming Business Model Roundtable #in

Thursday 5/19—-Social & Casual Gaming Business Model Roundtable is this coming Thursday and you will not want to miss it.

Just when consumers were getting used to more involved online social game business models, along game “gamification” and a push for more social games.  Are most new social games these days casual games?  Why are the latter more popular, when the former are more profitable?  Given the small percentage of total mobile devices that smartphones represent, is it safe to ignore SMS-based casual games? 

This roundtable will be discussing this as well as conversion rates, in-game purchases, virtual revenue, Facebook Credits, and more.

Participants Companies Include:

Large Animal- Wade Tinney, CEO

OMGPOP, Eric Von Coelln, VP

Electronic Sheep Company- Jonathan Collins, CEO

Cellufun- Arthur Goikhman, COO

Zynga- Demetri Detsaridis, GM Zynga NY

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Biz Dev/Sales Opp: It would be fun to work with these guys—SourcePad #in

If interested, Email Joe Chin

After spending the last 2 years building a profitable growing business, my partner Sam and I are looking to add someone to the core team to help us expand.

Specifically, we are looking for someone who:
* Is a startup person (entrepreneurial at heart)
* Excels at almost everything he/she does
* Is interested in business development
* Has the ability to sell

Position is startup-ish (founder-like stake & base with substantial upside), as well as the following benefits:
(i) working with / learning from the company founders Joe (bio: ) and Sam (bio: )
(ii) becoming immersed in the NY startup tech community
(iii) being exposed to the growth of several new businesses (SourcePad is launching new applications / companies from its core business)

So if anyone comes to mind, please send them our way.  Also, please feel free to forward to parties who may fit.