Two Years In A Row!

lead411-2013For the 2nd consecutive year, appssavvy has been named by Lead411 as one of the “Hottest Companies in New York City.

Lead411’s research team began with a list of nearly 2,500 companies and narrowed it down to the top 65, including appssavvy, as well as friends, such as Tumblr, BuzzFeed and Tremor Video to name a few.

Thanks to Lead411 for the recognition!

MediaPost’s Social Media Insider Summit

Earlier today, appssavvy’s Co-founder and CEO Chris Cunningham, spoke at MediaPost’s Social Media Insider Summit in South Seas Island Resort in Florida.

He participated in the session: Native Advertising: Is It as Natural As It Seems? Find out via the video below.

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The Native Advertising Summit


Later this month we’re excited to be sponsoring The Native Advertising Summit presented by our friends at Sharethrough. The event will take place on February 27th at The Standard High Line in New York.

appssavvy’s Co-founder and CEO Chris Cunningham, will be speaking as part of the session: Is Native Advertising the Answer to Mobile? Read more about that session via Sharethrough’s blog post today: “CEO of appssavvy Joins The Native Advertising Summit’s Mobile Panel.”

appssavvy & Friends Sundance Film Festival Lounge

sundanceThe 2013 Sundance Film Festival begins later this week and appssavvy’s annual pilgrimage to Park City, Utah is all set and you’re invited!

This year, alongside Google, Maker Studios, Republic Project, VEVO and ZEFR, join us at the appssavvy & Friends Lounge located at 210 Swede Alley (Top of Main Street, across from Grappa) for drinks and good times with friends on both Friday, January 18th, and Saturday, January 19th. Doors open at 7 p.m. and won’t close until late in the morning hours.

We hope you’ll join us and our friends for a warm place to meet, cocktails and maybe even a few hands of poker. To be added to the list, email David Lavine here and we hope to see you at Sundance this weekend!

CES Native Advertising Video Recap

Earlier this month, we blogged (RSVP: Discussion on Native Advertising at 2013 International CES) about a session at this week’s 2013 International CES in Las Vegas focused on native advertising, including appssavvy’s Co-founder and CEO Chris Cunningham.

In case you weren’t among the more than 150 attendees, you can check out a video recap of the event thanks to Advertising Age below!

RSVP: Discussion on Native Advertising at 2013 International CES

adage-ipg2Happy New Year! At next week’s 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Advertising Age, in partnership with IPG and Draftfcb, will present several events focused on different key issues surrounding technology usage and consumers and how best to connect and reach new consumers through the latest technology.

Among them is the session: Discussion on Native Advertising scheduled for January 8th at 4 p.m. at Villa 211 at the Encore Fairway Villas at the Wynn. RSVP here.

Leaders in the native advertising space, including appssavvy’s Chris Cunningham, Steven Rosenblatt of Foursquare, Lee Brown of Tumblr, Jonathan Perelman of BuzzFeed and Chris Miller of Draftfcb will tackle why the emerging medium isn’t a fad and how it is becoming mainstream in 2013. The discussion will be moderated by Dan Salmon of BMO Capital Markets and will address how brands and agencies are approaching the concept and how mobile advertising will be a catalyst for native advertising. And, key trends that marketers need to understand based on how innovative new platforms are building massive audiences and how to best communicate with them.

We hope to see you at CES and, again, RSVP here.

Cornell NYC Tech Trek

It was an honor and fun to have 32 Cornell University students, at our SoHo headquarters today for a “NYC Tech Trek” where students had the opportunity to learn first hand about the entrepreneurial and engineering/technology aspects of the NYC tech scene.

The students were a diverse group, both undergraduate and graduate, coming from multiple educational disciplines. Each student had to apply for the opportunity to trek into the city and visit appssavvy, as well as Thrillist, 10gen and Flybridge Capital Partners, and Behance.

Earlier in the day, appssavvy’s Co-founder and CEO Chris Cunningham, spoke to the business/entrepreneurship track and late this afternoon, Peter Wang, senior vice president of engineering, talked about engineering and technology.

It was a great day and exciting opportunity to contribute to the broader NYC tech and start-up scene alongside some great peer companies, and, more importantly, meet the next generation of techies and entrepreneurs!