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The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is hosting a webinar on social media Tuesday (February 22) at 11:00 AM EST.  They will be talking about how to use social media for company / product PR and advertising. The presentation will focus on real life social media case studies from real life companies like Twitpay.

Follow this link for more information: http://www.tagonline.org/webinars.php

Register here: http://www.learnitlive.com/beta/class/729/Social-Media-Strategies-Technologies

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TomorrowVentures and CompuCredit Recognize Twitpay as a Change Agent with the Power to Advance the Way People Live, Interact, and Thrive

ATLANTA, Feb. 3, 2011 – Atlanta-based Twitpay, the leading provider of social media payment technology, has secured growth funding from TomorrowVentures and CompuCredit Holdings Corporation.  Twitpay was founded in 2008 and offers a platform-as-a-service into three core markets: nonprofit organizations looking to raise funds directly over Twitter, social gaming developers offering virtual currency, and retailers facilitating social commerce. This new round of funding will be used to expand its existing service offerings.

“We are very excited about our investment in Twitpay.  The convergence of social media and mobile payments will drive tremendous opportunities in the social media value chain.  We believe that Twitpay, with its sophisticated payments platform and mobile wallet technology, is positioned to be the dominant player in this segment,” says Court Coursey, Managing Partner, TomorrowVentures.

David Hanna, CEO of CompuCredit Holdings Corporation adds, “Combining social media with an alternate payment channel opens up enormous marketing opportunities for Twitpay partners. We are very impressed with the breadth and flexibility of Twitpay’s technology platform and management’s ability to identify a need in the marketplace and quickly build and market a solution to fit that need.”

“We are looking forward to leveraging the knowledge, relationships and skill sets of our new investors.  Both TomorrowVentures and CompuCredit fully grasp the power of monetizing social media and how our platform can make that a reality,” says Kenny Douglas, Executive Vice President of Twitpay.  “Each of our new investors has a long track record of identifying and nurturing leading technology innovators, and their expertise will be a tremendous asset for our company,” adds John Beisner, Executive Vice President.

Twitpay offers its clients both a comprehensive social management platform as well as a mobile payments tool utilizing Twitter’s prevalence as a mobile network.  Expansion into the for-profit world is producing a variety of promotional opportunities for merchants, with offers delivered immediately both online and through mobile and tablet applications.  Consumers will be able to transact immediately within their preferred social environment.

Twitpay recently announced a partnership with Incomm, another Atlanta-based corporation, to offer social gaming publishers access to a customized promotion and lead generation platform designed specifically around the social gaming model.  The first social gaming campaign is due out in early 2011.

Morgan Keegan acted as exclusive financial advisor to Twitpay on this transaction.

About Twitpay:

Twitpay is the leading provider of payment systems solutions for social media networks. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, its patent pending technologies and breakthrough applications allow organizations to turn their social networking investment into measurable results. For more information, visit www.twitpay.com or follow @twitpay on Twitter.

About TomorrowVentures:

TomorrowVentures is an opportunistic investment firm with a focus toward seed and early-stage venture capital investments that develop innovative ideas that have the power to change the way people live, interact, and thrive. Founded in 2009 with a unique approach to venture capital and an extensive, diverse base of experience and expertise, TomorrowVentures adds value far beyond capital. Its goal is to grow companies capable of transforming technology, lifestyle and philanthropy.  For more information about TomorrowVentures, visit www.tomorrowvc.com.

About CompuCredit:

CompuCredit Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ “CCRT”) is a specialty finance company and marketer of branded credit cards and related financial services. CompuCredit provides these services to consumers who are underserved by traditional financial institutions. Through corporate and affinity contributions focused on the underserved and un-banked communities, CompuCredit also uses its financial resources and volunteer efforts to address the numerous challenges affecting its customers. For more information about CompuCredit, visit www.CompuCredit.com.

 

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John Beisner

john@twitpay.com

(678) 809-1718

 

Source: Twitpay, Inc.

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#SMATL – Keeping Atlanta HOT in Social Media!

Posted: November 15, 2010 by twitpayjoyce in Social Media
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Social Media AtlantaThanks to a lot of hard work by a LOT of great people, Social Media Atlanta was a HUGE success! Bert Dumars (Newell Rubbermaid) and Stephanie Frost (Zero-G Creative) did an incredible job planning, organizing, and leading this event. Speaking for the entire Atlanta social media crowd – THANK YOU!!!

We may not be New York or San Francisco, but Atlanta is a booming social media hub. We have some incredible thought leaders and a lot of fantastic companies on the cutting edge of the social space. With a total of 38 sessions over 6 days, this event was not one to be easily matched. Keynotes, panels, workshops, and meetups covered everything from Human Resources to Event Planning to Tourism, and everything in between, all from a social media perspective. Resources and discussion were available for the most timid beginner all the way up to the most innovative social aficionado. No one could possibly have attended and left without learning something new and feeling challenged, both by the presenters and attendees alike.

We were lucky enough to actively participate in two events, in addition to attending several others. Twitpay was represented on the Nonprofit 101 panel, and in the Social Innovations session, both on Thursday. We’d love to hear what you thought of our sessions, and of Social Media Atlanta as a whole, so please comment! It was great to see you all there!

If you missed any of the sessions, check out @garrettkuk’s day by day coverage at http://garrettkuk.wordpress.com/category/social-media-atlanta-2010/. See you next year!

Following the earthquake in Haiti, the world learned the awesome power of mobile fundraising.  The State Department partnered with mGive to allow individuals to quickly donate $10 to The Red Cross just by sending a text message with their mobile phones.  With the help of extensive advertising, pledges totaled upwards of $30 million.  Nonprofits rushed to setup their own mobile fundraising programs.

Unfortunately, for most nonprofit organizations, mobile fundraising can be a costly endeavor.  Monthly fees can range from $400 to $1,500 or more just to maintain the account, plus additional per transaction fees.  And without massive advertising campaigns, the likelihood of success is low.  Also, the turnaround time for the nonprofit to actually receive donated funds is dependent on the mobile billing cycle (usually at 30-90 days).

While this crisis did show that the public is willing and capable of making donations through their cell phones, further research reveals a lot of room for improvement.  That’s where Twitpay can help!

Twitpay’s “RT Keyword” function allows a nonprofit organization to setup a free keyword – similar to a mobile shortcode.  When you ask a supporter to make a donation, they can simply type “RT yourkeyword” in their Twitter stream (on their computer OR their mobile phone – by texting 40404 or within their favorite Twitter app) to make a donation and to spread the word to all of their followers!  While additional advertising and publicity are certainly recommended, the real exposure to your RT Keyword comes from your donors – for free!  Proceeds are deposited in the organization’s bank account within 2-3 days and there is no cost to have and keep an account, just a small per transaction processing fee.

If you would like more information on setting up an RT Keyword account, or if you’d like to make a donation to your favorite charity, visit us at http://RT2Give.com or give us a call at 1-877-RETWEET!  And, of course, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @Twitpay!

Sources:

http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_Haiti_text2help_faqs#Q8

http://www.mgive.com/Pricing.aspx

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34850532/ns/technology_and_science-wireless/