Happy 2017 everyone, or HNY!, as people are saying on social media. We want to wish you a great year, filled with promise and potential.
HNY 2017 from Lisa Devaney’s Bitmoji!
In case you are wondering what we are up to this year, here’s a few things that we have planned:
We’ll continue to be supporting tech startups with public relations services, including working with a few early stage startups that have plans to launch in 2017. We are currently helping to rally beta testers for some of our clients, develop social media presence and begin media relation’s activities. A few clients we work with are still in stealth mode, while they plan their strategy for public debut.
Here on this blog, we’ll be periodically featuring startups from around the world, with our ‘Startup Spotlight’ feature that has proven to be very popular. If you are a startup and would like to be featured, please contact us. We’ll also continue blogging here about happenings from our network, including conferences, events, beta test opportunities from our clients, client launches and more!
At the start of 2017, we are nearly at full capacity for new business, but would love to hear from you if you are interested in pursuing our services. We can always make room for more clients!
Also in 2017, Our Founder & Director Lisa Devaney will be hosting her DIY PR Workshops for Startups & Entrepreneurs for various organizations, including UCL. She’s also serving as a mentor and a non-executive board adviser to a few tech startups.
Look for us elsewhere online, for more current updates, of our Hai Media Group’s activities at:
In an interview with Eric Dye, host of the Entrepreneur Podcast Network, of Enterprise Radio, our Founder and Director Lisa Devaney shared some tips about tech startup public relations.
In the interview, she talked about planning carefully before you start talking in public, among other great advice:
Don’t over promise…remember that Google sticks! Be really careful about what you are saying publically. It burns your credibility to not deliver what you are promising.
Really build your own visibility online before visiting the media with your story.
Be sure to speak in clear, jargon-free terms when describing your business.
You can listen to the full interview here:
We are pleased to announce that the Hai Media Group website is now live with a fantastic new look and design!
Made by Dave Hall, we are really excited to unveil this design today that captures the essence of the services we are offering.
With our new design, we have tried to encapsulate our three main areas of: Hai Media, Hai Social and Hai Beta – all geared to help early stage, disruptive, tech startups find their way in the world. A lot of our clients will tell you that we get up to a lot more than what our package says, often serving as advisors and connectors, who have proved very valuable for those we work with and support. We love these compliments! Keep them coming!
We also want to let you know that our popular blog will be continuing. Soon, we’ll return to providing our Startup Spotlight features, among other useful news and views that you can use. Ranked on Alexa.com, our website and blog have had more than 21 million views over our existence. How cool is that?
By the way, if you are looking for a new website, or website designer. We are happy to recommend Dave. Dave is a freelance web designer, residing online at I Can Make You Website. With a background including work in music industry PR and a number of his plays produced in professional theatres, he has specialised in creating sites for musicians and others in the entertainment industry. He is also the creator of Roktopus Themes, a nascent array of premium WordPress themes. He has a degree in Philosophy from Cambridge and lives in East London.
Thanks for the great work Dave!
If you are interested in starting something up with us, drop a line to our founder & director Lisa Devaney at: email@example.com
We’ve got a new look for Hai Media Group in 2016, with a new logo and, coming soon, a new website design. Don’t worry – we aren’t scraping features like our popular Startup Spotlight, and our blog, but we hope you’ll like our new attire.
Hai Media Group Logo 2016
We worked with the graphic designer Daniel Bobroff, of House of DB, to develop a new logo and new brand look to dress up our social media presence and overall branding. He really helped develop the concept and appeal that we were looking for – and asked many questions to get into the style, look and message we want to relay to the world with our new appearance.
You’ll see in our new logo that we’ve got a rough edge circle, drawn like a calligraphy line. This, for the Hai Media Group, represents the emerging, not fully constructed and even disruptive edge that many of our clients have as tech startups. We wanted to show that, hey, everything we work in is often a work in progress – and it isn’t a neat, crisp line, as things are not quite finished. We thought our designer captured this essence really well. What do you think?
As we love looking at works-in-progress, check out the sketch process Daniel went through to create our new look here:
For Daniel, and his House of DB, design is about making a difference. He strives, whether creating a new brand identity and logo, or conceptualising packaging design, the same amount of thought, consideration, enthusiasm and determination goes into the process. Established in mid 2014, House of DB is a full service graphic design and illustration studio, with a firm belief that it’s all about the creative process…and House of DB loves creating. They like working with clients who want to be hands on, collaborative and eager to be part of the journey but are equally comfortable being given a brief and told to just run with it. They strive to create work that is bold and unique but more importantly effective and something the client is excited about and proud to use.
For House of DB, it’s about who you are today and where you want to be tomorrow.
Soon, you’ll get to see our new web design unveiled, and this is in works by the web designer Dave Hall. Dave is a freelance web designer, residing online at I Can Make You Website. With a background including work in music industry PR and a number of his plays produced in professional theatres, he has specialised in creating sites for musicians and others in the entertainment industry. He is also the creator of Roktopus Themes, a nascent array of premium WordPress themes. He has a degree in Philosophy from Cambridge and lives in East London.
Muzivo is a powerful new music social-network that puts you in touch with music apps you may have not heard of.
In essence, it’s like a music app directory allowing you to discover music apps that exist to play music of a specific genre.
Once you create an account, Muzivo enables you to build personalised news and events feeds, stream music, create playlists and save your favourites.
What’s more, this app lets you to create your own app, customizing it to suit your taste.
When it’s ready, you can start sharing whatever you want on it. Yes, that’s right – you’ll be able to upload your music, photos, videos, bio, shows or even access your Facebook and Twitter feeds.
By: Miamii Mansour