Jason Ankeny

Jason Ankeny

Chicago-based writer Jason Ankeny is the executive editor of Fiercemobile content, a daily electronic newsletter dedicated to mobile media, applications and marketing.

30 Recent Stories

How Wildfire Helped One Small Business Power Its Social Media Campaign
Apps & Software

How Wildfire Helped One Small Business Power Its Social Media Campaign

Original Joe's adds fuel to its online marketing strategy using a tool from Wildfire that helps businesses boost their social media status.
How Angry Birds Set Up Its Online Store with Shopify
Magazine

How Angry Birds Set Up Its Online Store with Shopify

How digital commerce platform Shopify helped Angry Birds creator Rovio Mobile spread its wings into licensed merchandise sales.
Success Stories

Poggled Serves Up Local Deals for Drinkers

This social network says it's more than just 'Groupon for nightlife.'
How an Art Gallery Created an Online Store for Social Shopping
Magazine

How an Art Gallery Created an Online Store for Social Shopping

Moontoast's digital platform helps affinity brands like Nashville's Arts Company translate Facebook fan fervor into online revenue.
How Square Is Helping Businesses Save on Transaction Fees
Mobile

How Square Is Helping Businesses Save on Transaction Fees

Forget clunky credit-card processing systems -- all you need is a smartphone and a new device to cut card-processing expenses.
How Small Companies Are Marketing Through Facebook
Social Media

How Small Companies Are Marketing Through Facebook

Facebook is proving itself a small-business marketing force. Here are three examples of how it's working.
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on Reinventing the Music Industry
Profiles

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on Reinventing the Music Industry

For this iconoclastic rocker, there are no limits to how music can be packaged, delivered and consumed.
A Record Label Mines the Past for Music Aficionados and Collectors
Innovation

A Record Label Mines the Past for Music Aficionados and Collectors

The Numero Group mines the past to forge the future of record labels--aiming at a reliable market of music aficionados and collectors.
Innovation

The Dusty Groove America Record Store Keeps on Spinning

The world of music retail keeps spinning at Dusty Groove America
Big Cartel: An Etsy-Style Marketplace for Bands and Artists
Selling Online

Big Cartel: An Etsy-Style Marketplace for Bands and Artists

Big Cartel offers bands, fashion designers, poster printers and other talents an online platform to market their merchandise.
Five Celebrities Making the Environment Their Business
Going Green

Five Celebrities Making the Environment Their Business

What do a Lincoln Continental, a Victoria Secret model and Kevin Costner have to do with each other? Environmentalism. Duh.
Test Driving a Do-It-Yourself Mobile App Service
Apps & Software

Test Driving a Do-It-Yourself Mobile App Service

AppMakr's do-it-yourself mobile application development platform turned Filter Publications into a mobile app developer.
The New Smart Money
Mobile

The New Smart Money

Can I get your number? Mobile commerce makes purchasing as simple as waving your smartphone at the register.
Test Your Mobile Manners
Mobile

Test Your Mobile Manners

Shall we learn from Tiger and Favre? Take our six-point quiz to avoid a messy mishap.
Innovator: Shopkick's Cyriac Roeding Reinvents Retail
Retail Center

Innovator: Shopkick's Cyriac Roeding Reinvents Retail

Meet Cyriac Roeding, the man reinventing shopping for the mobile era.
The Rebirth of Retail
Technology

The Rebirth of Retail

Shopkick is retooling the concept of customer rewards with an app that delivers promotions.
A Shortcut for Building Mobile Local Guides
Apps & Software

A Shortcut for Building Mobile Local Guides

TownWizard conjures up mobile travel guides for the nation’s highways and the byways.
Signpost Puts a Local Spin on Social Shopping
Online Marketing

Signpost Puts a Local Spin on Social Shopping

Signpost takes on Groupon as the turf war for social commerce supremacy heats up.
Marketing

The Top Marketing Flops of 2010

Some companies are skilled in the art of advertising and branding. Then there are these guys.
Bling It On: A New Option for Mobile Payments
Young Entrepreneurs

Bling It On: A New Option for Mobile Payments

A California yogurt shop and other merchants are turning to a new mobile commerce method that sticks it to cash and credit.
Android Turns Pro: A New Option for Business Mobility
Mobile

Android Turns Pro: A New Option for Business Mobility

The newest device based on Google's platform takes on the kingpin of business mobile smartphones.
Mobile

Online Stores Make Shopping for Business-Related Apps Easier

The three largest U.S. wireless providers have launched websites to hawk their business-focused mobile apps.
Celebrity Franchise Players
Franchises

Celebrity Franchise Players

When fame and fortune aren't enough to feed the celebrity ego, there's always fast food.
Franchises

Social Climbers: How Franchises Are Using Social Networking

Franchises are embracing the possibilities of social media platforms like Facebook to extend their brands.
A High-Tech Tool for Staying Up-to-Date on Your Clients and Business Contacts
Marketing

A High-Tech Tool for Staying Up-to-Date on Your Clients and Business Contacts

Gist offers business users the chance to find a new social media order.
A New Tool to Build a Mobile Storefront
Mobile

A New Tool to Build a Mobile Storefront

This mobile storefront solution ushers small-business owners into the growing world of 'm-commerce.'
The Smartphone Gets Smarter: Mobile Apps for Entrepreneurs
Technology

The Smartphone Gets Smarter: Mobile Apps for Entrepreneurs

The deluge of mobile applications -- some genius, some garbage and some just plain goofy -- continues.
The New Order
Office Tech

The New Order

Snapfinger's location-based menu app gives independent restaurants a seat at the table with national chains.
The Search Party, Reinvented
Online Marketing

The Search Party, Reinvented

Trada aims to make broader online marketing capabilities more accessible--and affordable--to any size business
Crazy for Mobile Deals
Ads by Type

Crazy for Mobile Deals

A unique purveyor of pastries relies on Fanminder to blast text message offers and discounts to its followers.