We’re getting ready to hit the road again from September 28th through October 2nd for our fourth Rise of the Rest bus tour with Steve Case. This next 500-mile tour will pass through Baltimore (MD), Philadelphia (PA), Buffalo (NY), Manchester (NH) and Portland (ME). Along the way Steve will personally invest $500,000 in local startups…Details
The following is an interview originally from Collaboration Consulting with Susan deGrandpre. “Fast pace” is an understatement at Dream Local Digital. Learning is as big and daunting as actual operations. Staff members stay ahead of continuously changing content. They have to: Know their customer companies and industries Anticipate correlated online marketing needs Be totally fluent…Details
Everybody dreams, but not everybody dreams of staying local and helping others promote their businesses successfully. As founder of Dream Local Digital, Shannon Kinney is doing exactly what she set out to do. The Maine native grew up in Spruce Head, graduated from Georges Valley High School, and earned a degree in journalism and advertising…Details
Given that Maine ranks 49th in the nation for quality and availability of broadband access, it probably isn’t the first place that most people would think to launch an Internet marketing agency.
But after spending years in Silicon Valley working for corporate giants like Knight-Ridder, Shannon Kinney wanted to move back to Maine to be near family and raise her daughter here. And she was determined to create a Maine-based company that could serve customers – and have employees – regardless of where they were located.
“I just felt this huge draw to solve this problem,” she said. “It was like a magnet drawing me that was so strong, I couldn’t resist.”
In 2009, Kinney opened Dream Local Digital, which provides businesses with online marketing assistance, including website development, email marketing, social media management and search engine optimization.
She set up shop in an 8-by-22-foot space above her garage in Thomaston, and signed up for a standard business package from a local Internet service provider. But it wasn’t long before her growing staff needed more work space, and digital firepower.Details
Shannon Kinney Interview with The Boomer Business Owner In today’s episode, Charlie interviews Honorary Baby Boomer and the Founder of Dream Local Digital, Shannon Kinney. With 15 years’ experience in digital product creation and sales strategy, Shannon has helped thousands of businesses across North American streamline their digital marketing strategy and increase sales. WHAT YOU’LL…Details
Local Media Association Announces Best in Digital Media Award Winners Shannon Kinney, Founder and Client Success Officer at Dream Local Digital, has been named a top ‘Local Digital Innovator,’ by the Local Media Association, recognizing the best and most innovative organizations and people in the local media industry, globally. The Local Media Association represents over…Details
‘Entrepreneurship in Maine is Alive and Well’ The October issue of Maine Magazine takes a close look at Maine’s innovation economy and the entrepreneurship that is helping catalyze local companies to the national stage. The story focuses on three businesses, doing very different things, linked by their Maine roots and the support of a group…Details
MaineBiz announces this year’s ‘Women to Watch’ Awards MaineBiz, a multimedia company providing business news, information and analysis for Maine business owners and executives, has announced their selections for this year’s Women to Watch. Starting in 2009, these annual recognitions highlight Maine women who are pioneers, role models and inspirations in their organizations and beyond.…Details
This is the fifth in my series of interviews with folks who will be speaking at the BDN What’s Next Conference. Check out my talks with Spose, Anthony Ronzio, Patrick Roche and Amanda O’Brien. Shannon Kinney is the Founder and CEO of Dream Local Digital. She has more than 15 years of experience in the…Details