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Posts tagged “iContact”

Updated July 6, 2012

Premium Lock iContact co-founder launching new firm in Silicon Valley

Ryan Allis, who co-founded email marketing firm iContact and sold it recently, is now based in San Francisco and is recruiting for a new venture that focuses on "organizing the world's human relationships."

Ryan Allis Ryan Allis

March 31, 2012

Premium Lock UNC Chancellor talks startups with iContact co-founder

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp, a veteran entrepreneur and inventor himself, chats with Ryan Allis, a Carolina Alumnus and co-founder of iContact, about building successful new companies in a video blog.

March 21, 2012

Premium Lock Transition over, Ryan Allis exits as head of iContact

The co-founder and CEO of the Morrisville-based company leaves the firm Tuesday afternoon, says he now wants to seek an MBA and launch a new career as an investor.

Ryan Allis Ryan Allis

March 16, 2012

Premium Lock iContact layoffs planned from start, CEO of acquiring firm says

Rick Rudman, chief executive officer of Vocus which bought iContact for $169 million last month and laid off 65 people this week, says job cuts were anticipated from the start of negotiations. Founders Ryan Allis and Aaron Houghton acknowledge that pre-acquisition talks discussed "duplications."

iContact is now part of Vocus iContact is now part of Vocus

Updated March 16, 2012

Premium Lock Scale of iContact layoffs 'pretty shocking' to former chairman

Aaron Houghton, who stepped down as chairman of iContact last month when the company was acquired by Vocus, did not expect Vocus to cut a third of the iContact work force in Morrisville. "It's fair to say that my understanding was different about what would happen," Houghton says.

iContact's new Morrisville headquarters iContact's new Morrisville headquarters

March 14, 2012

Premium Lock iContact founders donate $270,000 to CED after sale

Aaron Houghton and Ryan Allis had pledged stock to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development in 2003. When they sold iContact, the "exit" meant a nice payday for CED, too.

Aaron Houghton, left, and Ryan Allis Aaron Houghton, left, and Ryan Allis

Updated February 29, 2012

Premium Lock iContact sold for $169M; CEO, all employees to stay

CEO of the Morrisville-based company will stay with Maryland-based Vocus and lead the iContact division. All employees are retained, but its chairman is leaving. Vocus is a provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software.

Ryan Allis, left, and partner Aaron Houghton Ryan Allis, left, and partner Aaron Houghton

February 22, 2012

Premium Lock In the news: Visilink's LED wireless; MercuryGate grows; Salix drug trial; Furiex cuts losses; iContact donations; Software Toolbox update

Tech briefs Local tech briefs: Cary-based Visilink unveils LED-based wireless; Cary firm MercuryGate expands to Asia; Salix launches new drug trial; Furiex cuts its losses; iContact donates $200,000; Charlotte firm updates automation software.

Updated February 3, 2012

Premium Lock In Super Bowl of social media, Patriots win, Triangle firm says

iContact tracks the Giants and Patriots in use of Twitter ahead of the Super Bowl and declares the AFC champs are No. 1.

Pats vs. Giants in social media (iContact graphic) Pats vs. Giants in social media (iContact graphic)

Updated January 18, 2012

Premium Lock Getting social: The GOP race and lessons for businesses

While it's never a one-size-fits-all approach, as we see here, the common takeaway remains that social media presence can lead to increased engagement and a return on investment," iContact says.

iContact tracks GOP candidates and social media impact iContact tracks GOP candidates and social media impact

Updated December 9, 2011

Premium Lock Businesses, schools race to buy up 'XXX' domains in defense against porn

The XXX domain launched in 2011 Institutions and businesses are rushing to prevent their good names from falling into the hands of the pornography industry. Over the past two months, they have snapped up tens of thousands of ".xxx" website names that could be exploited by the adult entertainment business.

Updated December 9, 2011

Premium Lock TED, which is all about 'ideas worth spreading,' comes to Raleigh

TEDx, a locally organized event, is set for Saturday. It's a spinoff of Technology, Entertainment, Design events that date back to 1984 with the goal of building a better world.

TED comes to Raleigh TED comes to Raleigh

October 18, 2011

Premium Lock Triangle tech firms looking to hire at 'reverse' job fair

Twelve companies will make pitches about why job seekers should work for them at "Tech Jobs Under the Big Top" in Durham on Thursday.

Tech Jobs under the Big Top Tech Jobs under the Big Top

Tags: iContact
Updated October 14, 2011

Premium Lock Keys to success: Under 30 NC entrepreneurs share theirs

From sleeping on futons and deferring salaries to make ends meet to the importance of creating socially responsible businesses to struggling to find access to capital, three North Carolina entrepreneurs under 30 share their experiences at the recent Governor's Entrepreneurship Summit.

Updated September 30, 2011

Premium Lock N.C. Technology Association narrows list for the state's top tech honors

NCTA 21 Awards Companies from across the state, large and small, are finalists for "21 Awards" from North Carolina's largest tech industry trade group.

Updated September 23, 2011

Premium Lock Social media startup Argyle Social lands $1.24M in venture funding

The Durham-based company lands backing from Madison River Ventures, IDEA Fund partners and angel investor Greg Cangialosi.

Argyle Social sample page Argyle Social sample page

Updated June 13, 2011

Premium Lock Jobs Council meeting proves beneficial, execs say

Nearly 40 Triangle area executives huddle with a committee of the White House Jobs Council focused on entrepreneurship. After more than an hour of discussion, several execs praised the discussion was helpful.

Dick Parsons, center, chairman of Citibank, tours American Underground Dick Parsons, center, chairman of Citibank, tours American Underground

Updated April 13, 2011

Premium Lock E-mail marketing firm iContact launches free version

In an attempt to lure more buyers, the Raleigh-based company is expanding from a trial version to a free version of its e-mail and social marketing suite.

iContact's employees help market new product iContact's employees help market new product

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