Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Looking at Media Start-Ups in New England

My most recent Globe column focuses on some of the new media-oriented start-ups in New England -- and the challenges they'll face in an advertising-constrained climate. It mentions GlobalPost, Foneshow, Gather, and Helium. But I had to leave out a few others, like NameMedia, which is building a handful of "enthusiast" Web sites like; The Daily Grommet, a video guide to cool new products; and BlogPire, a network of product-oriented blogs, like

Know of other interesting media start-ups? Post a comment here.

The video is a short conversation with GlobalPost CEO Phil Balboni, who previously started and ran New England Cable News:

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Blogger Rick Burnes said...

Well, at HubSpot, we're a software company, but we market by creating media. We blog, we create music videos, we have a live tv show about marketing and on and on.

A lot of people find this content, and a good chunk of those people end up purchasing HubSpot software.

We may be seeing fewer media companies, but we're also seeing more and more companies that do media.

February 4, 2009 12:30 PM  
Anonymous Sooz said...

Have you seen Adva Mobile? They are a mobile marketing start-up based in Boston that launched last month. I've been helping them reach out to Boston area bands to set up mobile fan clubs. Their website is at if you'd like to check them out.

February 4, 2009 12:53 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

Thanks for the mention of Daily Grommet Scott.

Jules Pieri
Founder, Daily Grommet

February 4, 2009 4:05 PM  
OpenID pitosalas said...

Locamoda is a very cool company. You should check it out, very innovative.

February 5, 2009 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Dennis Downey said...

TextTelevision is a New England new media startup.

We reshape text as a flow-animation to provide a slower, more involving reading experience.

Here's FDR's talk to the nation on March 3, 1933:

Still very timely today.

February 5, 2009 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Bennett said...

Thanks for the mention Scott. At NameMedia we are building a consumer Intenet business right here in suburban Boston that serves over 50m visitors/month. Our enthusiast sites are part of the business that include,,,, and many more. These are the leading enthusiast sites in each of these categories. We have a great team working hard to bring innovation to online media. Innovation for consumer Internet is happening here in New England!

February 5, 2009 6:08 PM  

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