Armstrong Foundation Wins with IPO

Austin-based cancer services nonprofit Armstrong Foundation won big this week when Demand Media’s stock went public on Wednesday. The foundation made $3.1 million on the deal according to a recent Austin-American Statesman article: Demand Media IPO delivers windfall to the Lance Armstrong Foundation

Who’s Watching Who #29

Here’s a Who’s-Who of folks that have checked-out the blogand/or emailed us to praise/complain, and/or any combination thereof over the past week: Amazon – online retailerAquantive – Microsoft’s digital marketing groupBlackbaud – software used by non-profitsBurson Marsteller – PR Agency – WorldwideConvio – Nonprofit Marketing – Austin, TXCrispin Porter + Bogusky – Ad Agency –… Continue reading Who’s Watching Who #29

Who’s Watching Who #28

Here’s a Who’s-Who of folks that have checked-out the blog and/or emailed us to praise/complain, and/or any combination thereof over the past week: Aquantive – Microsoft’s digital marketing groupBBDO – Ad Agency Network – WorldwideBurson Marsteller – PR Agency – WorldwideClay Finlay – global equity management firm – NY, London, Hong Kong, and TokyoConvio –… Continue reading Who’s Watching Who #28

Lucky Mother Pluck-ers

Austin-based web 2.0 company Pluck, who was recently purchased by Demand Media, made a bunch of Pluck-ers happy early last week. Word on the street is that Pluck-ers were paid cash money for their vested “shares” of Pluck and were given “shares” of Demand Media for their non-vested Pluck “shares”. Ok, so this is not… Continue reading Lucky Mother Pluck-ers

Demand Media Acquires Pluck Corporation

I was just sent this press release and a quick Google search puts the price paid at $67 million. Demand Media is the group who is helping Lance Armstrong and his foundation with the creation/build-out of LiveStrong.com. SANTA MONICA, CA, March 4, 2008 — Demand Media, Inc., the next-generation social media company, announced today that… Continue reading Demand Media Acquires Pluck Corporation