If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket -
and then giving Tater Tot only two of them.
Tater Tot registers his displeasure at having the source of treats removed:
Tom Worley shares what we do, how we do it, and the best entrepreneurial advice he’s received with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.
A man recently called our office asking where he could buy a FlatLight. When our founder, Tom, suggested he could find it on Amazon, our potential customer replied that he didn’t have a computer. So Tom asked if he would like to come to our office and pick one up. We’re not a retail location, but we made the sale!
It’s easy to forget that not everyone has a computer, or access to the internet, but could still benefit from our products. Our new customer is a gadget fan, and wanted to know what other products we had to sell! We’re looking forward to giving him a call the next time we have something new.
Everybody loves donuts, and our friends over at Blue Star Donuts love dogs – so much so that they sell dog biscuits, too! As you can see, Tater Tot is a fan.
Allistair Lee at Pocket Insider gave the FlatLight 4.5 out of 5 stars! Citing the convenient form factor and low battery replacement cost, Allistair recommends giving the FlatLight a try. He even posted a link to their unboxing and a quick demo video of how the FlatLight performs in the dark:
Now that we’re shipping out FlatLights, we’ve put Tater to work on fulfillment:
Packed with love by Tater Tot!
You can now get your own disco-fabulous FlatLight directly through your favorite social network! For for $19.99 plus $4.59 shipping, light your way with the coolest little flashlight to come out of Portland since ever.
We love attention, and it’s even better when it comes from our own backyard. Which is why we’re really proud and grateful to get a shout-out in the April issue of Portland Monthly magazine:
Want one for yourself? The FlatLight is now available on Amazon!
Now that the dust has cleared, what impact did Hey Big Fish have at SWSXi?
At the close of SXSWi, the @HeyBigFish handle had a total of 625 engagements, including replies and retweets. This brings the total potential reach to a total of 1,030,234 users and 2,391,334 potential impressions. Hey Big Fish caught the eye of some key Twitter influencers. Here are a few of our favorites:
— Robert Scoble (@Scobleizer) March 8, 2013
— Alex Howard (@digiphile) March 6, 2013
Interesting spin off from LittleBird, see Hey Big Fish (Social Analytics of influencers of SXSW) heybigfish.com
— Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) March 11, 2013
We got some love from the press, too!
TechCrunch/Anthony Ha: “Kirkpatrick said he hadn’t been planning to launch anything at SXSW this year, because there’s so much going on at the conference, but Waggener Edstrom approached him — which was both flattering and appealing, since the agency can give the project a real promotional push. Plus, Hey Big Fish is a project that doesn’t try to resist how noisy SXSW has become, but is instead useful for that very reason.”
Forbes/ TJ McCue: “What can you do to join the conversation if you won’t be there in person? You can still network for business by leveraging social media. Hey Big Fish may have the answer. It is the joint effort of three companies. Influencer discovery platform Little Bird, digital solutions company Tater Tot Designs and multiservice communications agency Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.”
PRWeek/Brittaney Kiefer: “In this integrated communications world, our clients are always trying to figure out how to identify the right influencers and conversations,” said Scott McLaughlin, SVP of corporate communications at Waggener Edstrom. “That gets augmented even more when you go to an event like South by Southwest where a crazy amount of conversations take place.”
Sam Whitmore Survey/Sam Whitmore: “If this experiment works, expect to see Hey Big Fish become the de facto way to monitor real-time Twitter buzz at CES, Interop and other major industry events. Now that the dashboard is built, it’s relatively simple to adapt it.”
PRNewser/Patrick Coffee: “This web app, called “Hey Big Fish“, is all about helping attendees make sense of all the techie mayhem and the onslaught of mostly irrelevant tweets. With the fish you can identify the biggest influencers at the event and figure out where you need to be–and who you need to know–at any given time. If you’re an egotist (and who isn’t?) then you can also track your own influence.”
PSFK/Nestor Bailly: “Want to connect to people in your industry, or just want to know what others are talking about? Good luck navigating Twitter – #SXSW and #SXSWi are extremely crowded conversations. Enter HeyBigFish.com, a site that helps you discover the people and connections that matter most. It tracks the Big Ideas, Big Chatter and Big Fish around SXSWi so you can find what you want to know and won’t get overwhelmed by all the noise.
Social Media Today/Andres Urbine: “And for those of you who had the idea of just visiting twitter for updates on the event, we’d like to offer you an even better idea. Hey Big Fish is a web application that helps you sort out SXSW Twitter noise from SXSW Twitter news.”
Most importantly, we had a blast at SXSWi, and we’re looking forward to more great partnerships to come!
We’re nearing the close of the first, official, big day of SXSW Interactive and our new web app, Hey Big Fish, has taken Austin by storm (a tsunami perhaps?). There are:
That’s a lot of action for one pond!
We’ve seen some familiar faces amongst our Big Fish including:
And we couldn’t close out the day without giving a quick shout out to the Texas Rollergirls for sporting some fresh Hey Big Fish t-shirt swag. They make us look so good!
Tomorrow is another big day at SXSW for us and Hey Big Fish. Check back to see what conversations and fish are swimming with the sharks!