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F-Commerce Meets Consumer Powered Conservation

July 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Milyoni, and Wildlife Works, last week announced the launch of a new retail model that uses the power of Facebook to enable consumers to offset their travel, home use and personal lifestyle events that contribute to global warming. The Milyoni-powered Wildlife Works Facebook store-front allows consumers to easily offset their carbon footprints as well as purchase carbon neutral apparel.

CEO of Milyoni, John Corpus explained, “We are especially proud to work with a company that is reducing emissions and doing something socially and environmentally impactful on a global scale.”

Founded in 1997, Wildlife Works Inc. serves the environment having built a low-emissions factory in rural Kenya to create jobs and alternatives to deforestation. They also allow consumers to compensate for their own emissions by purchasing carbon credits through the REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) program. These credits go toward projects that seek to reduce emissions, preserve the environment and aid impoverished communities.

For the first time, Wildlife Works’ carbon neutral apparel and carbon credits will be available on Facebook through Milyoni’s F-Commerce application. This allows Facebook users to spread awareness about the cause using familiar Facebook tools like the Newsfeed and will allow them to encourage their friends to get involved. Wildlife Works CEO Mike Korchinsky explained, “Offering out products within Facebook will exponentially expand our market, and more sales mean more rural African job creation–the essence of Wildlife Works’ conservation strategy.”

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Milyoni Forges Strategic Partnership with Punktilio to Create Milyoni UK

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Partnership with Punktilio will bring Milyoni’s Social Commerce solution to merchants in Europe seeking to tap into the explosive growth of Facebook

 

Milyoni announces a strategic partnership deal with leading London-based social media agency Punktilio, whose Milyoni UK will be a division of Punktilio and will sell, service and support Milyoni’s Conversational Commerce™ in UK & Europe.   Current and new customers of Punktilio will now get local expertise and support on deploying a store within Facebook and innovative Social Merchandising tools available only from Milyoni.  Milyoni UK will make the process of buying, deploying and operating Conversational Commerce® more convenient for European based companies.

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Miami HEAT Launches Facebook Store Powered by Milyoni

December 15, 2010 1 comment

First NBA Team to deploy Conversational Commerce™ to bring exclusive offers and promotions to their fan base through Facebook

Milyoni  announces the successful launch of SHOP HEAT from the Miami HEAT. The Miami HEAT will use this new Facebook commerce application during this holiday season and beyond to deliver exclusive offers and promotions to their over 600,000 loyal followers on Facebook. The launch of the store includes a “12 Days of HEAT” campaign for the holiday season.

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Mashable.com, WSJ… All the Buzz is at Under the Radar

November 10, 2010 Leave a comment

With press coverage from Mashable.com, The Wall Street Journal and TechWeb.com – this year’s UTR conference surpasses its anticipated buzz.

Milyoni was chosen as a presenter and our very own CEO John Corpus will be leading the charge.

Leading up to Under the Radar, the Dealmaker Media team interviewed approximately 150+ startups to identify trends and filter through applicants to select a small group of presenting companies to hit the stage.

In the past 3 years alone, companies they hand-picked to present at Under the Radar have leveraged the experience and the contacts they met to seal deals with customers, partners and investors.  Hosted by Dealmaker Media, Under the Radar is a conference series and a blog profiling early-stage innovation, showcasing emerging startups and identifying trends.

This year’s conference will look at how retailers, brands and media companies are looking to improve their customer relationship and engagement levels via mobile tech and tools.

Stay tuned with special tweets and blog posts from the conference…!

Thomvest Ventures Has a New Website

November 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Their founding members have over 60 years of combined expertise in venture capital investing. Their new group has diverse talents, from operating businesses to deep domain expertise in marketing, business development, finance, and legal.

Thomvest has been an invaluable partner in helping us build Milyoni into one of the leading facebook apps for social commerce. They understand social media and have gone above and beyond on our behalf, helping us create partnerships and customer relationships via their network.” John Corpus, Milyoni CEO

Check out their new website here.

 

Fast Company Highlights How the NBA Effectively Uses Social Media to Connect with Fans

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment

To appropriate a catchphrase from the just-retired NBA troublemaker Rasheed Wallace: “Ball don’t lie.” According to the website Sports Fan Graph, the NBA has more than 6.7 million combined Facebook fans and Twitter followers, slam-dunking the almighty NFL’s 2.5 million and absolutely posterizing MLB’s measly 1.1 million. “Sports are communal experiences,” says Melissa Rosenthal Brenner, the NBA’s VP of marketing, in explaining why the league has been so active in social media. “This is a large cross-departmental effort, not an intern in a back room.”

http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/150/give-and-go.html

John Corpus, Milyoni CEO on the Red Carpet at The Rise of Social Commerce Conference

October 7, 2010 1 comment

Shoppers want to belong. They want to be heard. They crave a better buying experience. Power is shifting from the retailer to the shopper. Social commerce is filling the void between clicks and bricks to deliver this personalized experience.

John Corpus, CEO of Milyoni will be participating in a panel discussion at the Rise of Social Commerce Conference hosted by the Altimeter Group this afternoon at the Four Seasons, Palo Alto on the topic of Frictionless Commerce: Turning Conversations into Conversion. Discussing and answering some of the fundamental questions around social commerce:

As social networks extend into commerce, what are the right experiences that need to be created?

Most people are not on social platforms like Facebook to shop, so how can you create relevant reasons and ways to engage customers, so that commerce become frictionless? What are the new rules and the new options?

Pictures of the Red Carpet interview to follow…

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