Entrepreneurs on Parade – Start-up Extravaganza. Call it what you will but the room was packed to hear winners of this year’s Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) 2012 Awards (press release). Winners were gracious, new products were fascinating, and the comments of entrepreneurial sages generated lots of #UVEF tweets and note taking.
In my public relations and Utah marketing work with PilmerPR, I’ve passed a hundred times by the business park area where Ancestry.com, Vivint, TNI, and a hundred other emerging entrepreneurial companies started. I’ve done PR consulting and media relations for many of them. This week Forbes, among many others, reported that Utah-headquartered genealogy software firm Ancestry.com entered an agreement to be acquired by an ...Continue Reading → Share
One of the biggest challenges for companies doing Public Relations is the magic of successful press pitching. My PR heroes and our firm’s more valued staff have included some of the great media pitchers of our day. What’s their secret sauce? Below is another review of the magic. These pitching tactics have landed our media relations clients in ...Continue Reading → Share
UPDATE: Since writing the article below I asked Todd Pedersen the following:
What’s the likelihood of Blackstone growing the Vivint HQ outside of Utah?
From my home office I can almost see the Vivint headquarters in Utah Valley’s River Bottoms. I’ve watched with some amazement as this small entrepreneurial start-up has grown into a industry “dominator”–I say that with my best Arnold Schwarzenegger accent. Today’s news of Blackstone’s acquisition of the company for around $2B tops ...Continue Reading → Share