Accelerator Pitch Program
We are excited to offer our first Accelerator Pitch program for NAA mediaXchange 2014, providing startups the chance to pitch their companies to the more than 1,000 media and advertising executives who attend our conference. All qualifying companies must have been founded within the last three years and their product/service help newspaper companies’ print, digital, mobile, audience or advertising needs.
2014 Accelerator Pitch Winners
Cinemacraft's flagship product is Videogram, an interactive pictorial summary of video. Videogram is taking on the inherent problem of video discovery: the single thumbnail image with a play button that does not allow the publisher to properly convey the content of the video and the consumer to discover the video.
CityPortals provides a unique opportunity and approach for newspapers to grow digital audience and revenue with an effective local market platform. A partnership with CityPortals includes a complete cloud-based platform, a full suite of products and services along with proven processes designed to quickly create a market dominant digital media business.
Ebyline connects companies with freelancers to create exclusive, high-quality content, to manage and discover freelance contributors and to streamline the creative editorial process. The Associated Press, Fox Sports, Intel and Petco rely on Ebyline's vetted pool of experienced journalists to power their brands and reach audiences.
Guarantee Digital provides white label digital agency services for local media in 30+ markets. You sell it, we fulfill it, keeping head count low, margins high. New for 2014: The Digital Media Lab - a suburban space that’s equal parts learning center + digital agency + open newsroom. Hey, you just got chocolate in my peanut butter!
MediaWorks drives superior advertiser campaign ROI by bringing big data to publisher media. With publisher partnerships in the top-30 U.S. markets, MediaWorks uses a data-centric approach to design scalable media programs.
Saambaa is revolutionizing how publishers deploy and monetize mobile apps. We’ve started by making it super-easy to turn local entertainment content like events, dining suggestions and cultural activities into a slick, native app. The plug-n-play technology has zero up-front costs, is highly monetizable and has been featured by Apple.
Simpli.fi is an advertising technology company that simplifies digital advertising through the use of unstructured data. Our In.finity Programmatic Marketing Platform enables marketers to use unstructured data to extract unlimited value from real-time bidding advertising exchanges. With In.finity, advertisers can target, bid, optimize and report at the data element level.
SocialNewsDesk is the only social media management tool designed for newsrooms. Founded by a team of journalists and used in more 600 newsrooms, SocialNewsDesk’s unique feature set gives news organizations the power to enforce best practices, measure results, secure account access and monetize social media.