THE VOTES ARE IN...and SpeedFeed is officially a finalist in the Vator Splash Competition! Thank you SO much to all our wonderful friends and SpeedFeed Fans who showed their support. We couldn't have done it without you.
on September 17
Neil Kleiner, Dir of Social Media at Havas Media says "Ads in social media work best when they drive interaction and engagement. Interaction and engagement can then drive purchase.” OUR THOUGHTS EXACTLY! Engage fans with a group networking event on SpeedFeed! http://bit.ly/cgD6XT
on September 10
SpeedFeed has made it into the Top 25 vote-getters for the Vator Splash competition! Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We're currently refining our pitch deck and video to hopefully wow the Judges on 9/16 and earn an exclusive presentation spot at the event. Stayed tuned!
on September 10
Sept 7 marked a HUGE milestone for SpeedFeed! Over 200 people RSVP'd to the Lady Gaga Video Chat Event. Fans spent an hour video chatting about shared interests including favorites songs, music videos, and the 'meat' look Gaga featured on the cover of Vogue! http://bit.ly/bPipCQ
on September 08
RSVP to the LADY GAGA VIDEO CHAT EVENT on Facebook (hosted by fans, for fans!) Tuesday Sept 7th from 7-8:00pm (EST) on SpeedFeed Live. Meet other fans and video chat about, the one and only, Lady Gaga! See you there!!! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136437416401301
on September 03
With social media becoming a way for companies to engage with existing and potential customers, do Web sites have a strong role to play? Its time for websites to re-think their strategies for customer engagement. http://bitURL.net/ag3u
on August 16
Sean Parker (investor and start-up legend) was asked at the August 2010 Techonomy conference to identify the most interesting social opportunity that Facebook is not directly involved in, he confirmed that LIVE CHAT is where it's at! We couldn't agree more! http://bitURL.net/af87
on August 13
SpeedFeed is a peer-to-peer video chat & live social networking application on Facebook that uses topic channels and the Open Graph protocol to connect like-minded people in face-to-face chats.
Mara Lewis (CEO & co-founder)
Online marketing expert with broad knowledge of Internet business development, life-cycle marketing, and social media strategy. Experienced in media sales, revenue models, and strategic partnerships. Co-founder of FAQtv.com and formerly recognized for “Best Social Media Ad Campaign” in Mashable’s 2009 Open Web Awards. Mara has designed Facebook marketing campaigns for clients such as Comcast, Aveeno, Bebe, Eddie Bauer, and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Erik Smith (CTO & co-founder)
Highly experienced application developer and software programmer. Co-Founder of Shuffle Interactive, Co-Founder of Workstir (an FBfund company), and a Facebook preferred developer. Erik has created over 30 Facebook applications for companies such as AOL, CBS, The New York Times, Guy Kawasaki, LegalZoom, PurePlay, Yelp, Mattel, LookBooks, MTV/Addicting Games.
Duncan Winter (COO & co-founder)
Web 2.0 strategy consultant, business development expert, and Co-Founder of Workstir (an FBfund company). Managed high profile web projects for clients such as HP, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, 3M, and Ford. Duncan previously led development of the CBS Interactive application “Watch This Video," one of the first video products on Facebook to reach 1 million monthly active users. Duncan is fluent in all Internet technologies and has been featured on ABC, TechCrunch, and Market Watch.
SpeedFeed users can video chat one-on-one with online friends, or select a roulette-style chat channel to network face-to-face with like-minded people. Video chat channels include;
Social Preferences (age, gender, likes/interests, groups, causes)
Affinity Chat Topics (music, jobs, sports, fashion, social activism, etc)
Users can add Action Buttons to their video chat screens to make custom calls-to-action and create sustainable communication channels. Engagement with the application is viral and sharable in peer-to-peer publishing. Examples of Action Buttons include;
Add as Friend
Become a Fan
RSVP to Event
Follow on Twitter
Connect on LinkedIn
Cast your Vote
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SpeedFeed also offers an Enterprise API that provides a fast and affordable way for Websites and Facebook Fan Pages to add a turnkey video chat portal to a tab on their page for:
live customer service
FACEBOOK APPLICATION: Friend-to-Friend Video Chat and Live Social Networking with similarity-based targeting
MOBILE APPLICATION: On-the-go access to SpeedFeed Video Chat on Facebook
ENTERPRISE API: Turnkey solution for Live Video Chat on Facebook Fan Pages and Websites
Qualitative Approach to Advertising & Marketing
SpeedFeed looks at video chat through a social marketing lens and sees it as a game-changing tool for creating interactive brand engagement and community networking experiences.
Our business model represents a paradigm shift in traditional marketing and online advertising; bringing transparency, body language, and rich relational communication to the forefront of consumer engagement.
SpeedFeed gives brands, local businesses, and public figures the opportunity to communicate face-to-face with their target audience, personalize their messaging, build relationships, and capture attention in a way that has never been possible before.
In a social marketing industry that has become centered around quantity of fans/followers, SpeedFeed offers an alternative medium for connecting one-on-one with customers, creating quality connections, organic peer-to-peer content sharing, and unmatched opportunities for brand loyalty.