SEOmoz Links to $18M in VC Funding

In a move that will make many SEO tool makers hearts flutter, SEOmoz, one of the most widely recognized and revered creator of tools and software for the Internet marketer, received $18 million in VC funding from Brad Feld of Foundry Group and Ignition Partners.

Forbes reported

Not only is this round of funding significant for SEOmoz, which has previously failed at attempts to secure funding, but Foundry’s investment in SEOmoz is the largest single amount the the firm has ever made, as they typically only invest early stage. Ignition contributed $3mm to the round, and Foundry Group contributed $15mm towards this round of funding.

New Theater Policy: Please Do Not Silence Your Cell Phone

Second-screen usage while watching TV is a growing trend. Thanks to smartphones and tablets, more people than ever are chatting with friends, playing games and syncing up for points while they watch their favorite shows. It’s great publicity for the series and it’s an excellent way to get viewers to engage with advertising content. So why not extend this idea to the movie theater?

Movie theater execs discussed this very topic at their recent industry convention in Las Vegas. According to the LA Times, the Chief Exec for Regal Entertainment suggested that allowing people to text during some movies could be good for business.

An exec from a Texas based chain replied, “Over my dead body.”

Thank You To Our Marketing Pilgrim Sponsors

While the Internet marketing news front is a little slow this is the perfect time to say thank you to some very important people to us: our sponsors.

Since we have rolled out our channel sponsor program we have had great success for our existing sponsors and we are getting a lot of interest from future sponsors as well. If you would like to learn more about the content marketing and advertising opportunities we have here at Marketing Pilgrim, contact us today!

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