Category: Media and Marketing

Local business leaders are holding their breath to see what form the “investment in newsrooms” will take at The News Journal once the acquisition of Gannett Inc. by rival New Media Investment Group is completed later this year. The owner of The News Journal announced Aug. 5 that it will be acquired for $1.38 billion…

Eleven Delaware companies have made Inc. magazine’s annual guide to the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. The companies are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2015 to 2018.  The Delaware companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 list are:  No. 726: Empire Flippers, Wilmington.  Helps people buy and sell online businesses.  No. 817: CGC…

Social media for business requires C-suite understanding and commitment to succeed

By Bridget Paverd & Clara Mattucci Guest Columnists GillespieHall 14 years later, too many companies are just checking the social media box without fully comprehending its role in strengthening their brand. Too many organizations still approach social media in an arbitrary, ‘get it done’, ‘check the box’ manner. This is a huge blunder and a wasted…

Mayor Mike Purzycki is calling for all music lovers to attend the annual Ladybug Music Festival this weekend in downtown Wilmington. Purzycki joined Gayle Dillman and Jeremy Hebbel of Gable Music Ventures to help get the word out about the free, two-day festival. The event was launched in response to a lack of  female representation at other…

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki on Thursday joined local entrepreneurs Christopher Bruce and Dan Pierce to celebrate the grand opening of King Creative, a combined video and recording studio at 727 N Market Street in downtown Wilmington. Bruce and Pierce, co-owners of King Creative, have an extensive background in video production, entertainment, and content development “Wow,…

By Peter Osborne Delaware is on at least two recent Innovation Top 10s (Gallup’s Wellbeing index and WalletHub during the first quarter) that say our strongest areas are projected STEM job demand; R&D spending per capita; and venture-capital funding per capita. We have the fourth- highest concentration of Ph.D.’s working in health, science and engineering,…

Delaware Business Times’ parent company Today Media is adding to its menu of popular lifestyle and specialty publications, websites, and events, by acquiring The Valley Table magazine and the popular Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.  In announcing the acquisition, Today Media CEO Robert A. Martinelli noted, “This is a positive step for the local culinary industry as both…

What’s inspiring me is a regular feature highlighting the books, websites, podcasts and other media that influence business leaders in Delaware. If you would like to submit your inspiration, please fill out our survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/DBTInspire Travis J. Rothstein – ConnecTheDot LLC, Middletown Business book: “The Simple Truths of Service: Inspired by Johnny the Bagger,” by Ken Blanchard…