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.

Why Your Business Should Get in on the Gamification Trend
Technology

Why Your Business Should Get in on the Gamification Trend

Gamification, a principle for applying gameplay mechanics and theories to everyday problems, is growing in popularity. Here's how your small business can start playing.
Using Gamification to Boost Staff Morale
Technology

Using Gamification to Boost Staff Morale

In addition to helping business owners solve problems around customer engagement and retention, gamification can enhance staff relations.
Creating a Mobile Game: A Cautionary Tale
Technology

Creating a Mobile Game: A Cautionary Tale

Entrepreneur wanted in on the multibillion-dollar mobile gaming business. So we decided to build our own iPhone game and share everything we learned with readers. Here's the painfully true story of Bosshole.
A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform
Starting a Business

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.
The Company Giving Common Objects a Sleek New Design
Marketing

The Company Giving Common Objects a Sleek New Design

Slice aims to make everyday items both nicer to look at and easier to use.
In New Venture, Bonobos Co-Founder Reimagines the Way Men Shop
Growth Strategies

In New Venture, Bonobos Co-Founder Reimagines the Way Men Shop

Brian Spaly's latest venture, Trunk Club, bucks conventional retail models.
SoLoMo and How It Can Help Your Marketing
Marketing

SoLoMo and How It Can Help Your Marketing

The convergence of social media, mobile interactivity and geolocation technology has given rise to a new marketing trend: SoLoMo. The name may be a mouthful, but it could signal the next evolution of local advertising.
When to Hire a Design Firm to Get Your Logo Just Right
Marketing

When to Hire a Design Firm to Get Your Logo Just Right

Struggling to convey your startup's value to consumers? Team with the right design firm for branding that fits.
The 5 Branding Rules of Attraction
Marketing

The 5 Branding Rules of Attraction

Your brand draws customers to your business. Here are the elements you should consider when designing it.
New Service Aims to Simplify Ecommerce Payments
Technology

New Service Aims to Simplify Ecommerce Payments

Ribbon allows for one-click payments via any user platform.
Independent Video Game Companies Gain Market Share
Technology

Independent Video Game Companies Gain Market Share

As game play shifts from the console to the smartphone, the balance of power has tipped in favor of upstarts like Bolt Creative and Imangi Studios.
Startup Boosts Mobile Game Development
Technology

Startup Boosts Mobile Game Development

Chartboost is helping developers drive adoption--and revenue--by harnessing the collective power of mobile gaming.
Alamo Drafthouse Strikes Gold by Redefining the Cinema Experience
Growth Strategies

Alamo Drafthouse Strikes Gold by Redefining the Cinema Experience

While corporate-owned multiplexes have faced declining attendance, one indie theater chain is bucking the trend.
Marketing

Mobile Advertising Platform Delivers Real Leads

AdLeads lets companies launch geo-tagged campaigns that sidestep the cost-per-click model, in favor of sign-ups.
Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere
Growth Strategies

Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere

Shoptiques brings cutting-edge creations from brick-and-mortar boutiques online.