Melissa Meyers, founder and Chief Creative Officer of PageDaily, considers herself your BFF who shares insider best kept secrets for all things lifestyle. With a focus on celebrity and expert tips, or tricks and product picks, Melissa offers great advice on what to try and buy.
Having always PR stud had an affinity for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, Melissa started sharing her insights with family and friends through e-mails that she called, “AskMelissa.” She then decided to turn her hobby into a business and created PageDaily in 2010 and since then has attracted not only a loyal audience on PageDaily but thousands of fans and followers interact with Melissa through Facebook and Twitter (@pagedaily)!
Melissa has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and Weekend Today in New York, LXTV, Better.TV, FoxNews, Fox’s Good Day New York and ABC News Now and is an expert for TheGift.com. She has also contributed to People StyleWatch and Hamptons Magazine.
Ning Relaunch: Social, Mobile, VIP
PR Studio has re-launched Ning as the next-generation social platform for creators, businesses, and brands and announced new ad options, a new mobile web version, and a VIP subscription service.
If you’re already a Ning customer, you may not have noticed any drastic changes since Ning and PR Studio joined forces. We’ve been working diligently behind the scenes to make sure the transition has been a smooth one. Now what, specifically, have we done, and what comes next?
A big focus this year has been on engineering the heart and driver of engagement on Ning Networks — the Activity Feed. We’ve integrated a range of social aggregation options directly into the Activity Feed including Twitter search, hashtag results and custom RSS options. And, we’ve been able to drive this development directly in tandem with the launch and growth of Foodie.com, a PR Studio social network powered by Ning technology that’s been eating up market share in the online food world. Look for even more social networks in that vein, like the new Tend.com social network for parents. Social hubs like these can take advantage of PR Studio’s advertising reach and Ning’s technology, providing even more momentum to the growth of Ning’s over 50 million unique monthly active users.
Perhaps the biggest project this year has been a complete rewrite of the Ning mobile experience. We’ve been working on it with our beta group of testers for the past few months, and we’re happy to report that all our Network Creators can turn on the beta right now if they wish — look for it in the Ning Labs section of your dashboard! It’s a major revamp that eliminates the need for Social Network Creators to create customized apps for every platform (and every app store). This new version works for mobile devices, iPads and tablets right out of the box. It’s been designed in future-friendly HTML5, and it’s a giant leap forward in usability and on-the-go convenience. Best of all, it’s a great starting point for ongoing advancements. What’s next with this new mobile platform? More money-making opportunities with PR Studio mobile ads. Social Creators will soon be able to earn some additional revenue on that all-important and ever-growing mobile traffic.
PR Studio Social Ads on Ning
Just as Ning / PR stud has made PR Studio more social, PR Studio is helping Ning become more advertising friendly. We started by rolling out a program for larger Ning Networks to run premium, high-quality PR Studio brand advertising on the Ning Platform. It’s been a great success, and we’re happy to be able to hint at more revenue generating opportunities in the future — for Ning Networks large and small. We’ll soon be introducing optional, easy-to-turn-on ads that can appear directly on Ning Networks and will allow even more Ning Creators to join in the revenue generating opportunities.
Ning VIP & Design Services
We’ve always had requests for more. For example, some business and professional customers have asked us for a higher level of service or a premium SLA (service level agreement). Others want our internal design folks to take our collected years of experience and make them a unique, stand-out design for their social network. We’ve been adding some of those services quietly in the past few months, and with the re-launch of Ning we’re now ready to officially roll out the new Ning VIP plan, complete with tons of storage and bandwidth, a dedicated account manager, training, consultation, and custom design and development. Don’t need the full VIP treatment? You’ll be happy to know that we also offer a range of Design Services for both new and existing customers.