Dream Local Digital’s Shannon Kinney will present at the 2015 Maine Press Association Annual Fall Conference, being held in Bangor October 17. In her session, “Innovation and Disruption in the Media Industry” Shannon will highlight ways to transform a local media company, and why bold changes are necessary. “We must change our culture or suffer the consequences. Mobile…Details
ROCKLAND, MAINE – Shannon Kinney, Founder and Client Success Officer at Dream Local Digital, will compete against seven other local small businesses to win the “Rise of the Rest Road Trip with Steve Case” event on October 2 at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME. Shannon will pitch Dream Local Digital to AOL co-founder Steve…Details
DENVER – The Local Media Association has announced that Dream Local Digital’s Founder and Client Success Officer, Shannon Kinney, has been elected to the Local Media Foundation’s Board of Directors. Shannon Kinney will be in Denver, CO, at the Local Media Innovation Conference on September 28, where she will be formally announced with other new…Details
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
Next Generation Media: Getting Started Dream Local Digital and the Bangor Daily News have embarked on a pioneering journey, to challenge the decline of the newspaper industry and map a path to success in an online world. The first step in this journey was the launch of BDN Maine, the newspaper’s new digital division, being led by our…Details
Planning, Culture, and Success Dream Local Digital and the Bangor Daily News have embarked on a pioneering journey, to challenge the decline of the newspaper industry and map a path to success in an online world. The first step in this journey was the launch of BDN Maine, the newspaper’s new digital division, being led by our team.…Details
How We’re Changing the Newspaper Industry by Shannon Kinney I’ve been fortunate enough to be working on the online side of the media industry since 1996, leading transformation. An energetic and enthusiastic change agent working within hundreds of newspapers throughout North America, speaking at conferences, in thousands of businesses. Pushing the rock up the hill,…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