Media Audit

Part
01
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Part
01

Upwork and Fiverr: Media Coverage

Upwork and Fiverr, along with their respective CEOs, have both received an immense amount of media attention in the last six months due to widespread interest in the so-called "gig economy." Fiverr's recent successful IPO has generated even more media attention.

UPWORK AND STEPHANIE KASRIEL

Upwork has received an unusual amount of media attention in the last quarter due to both its fluctuating stock prices and releasing multiple reports that have gained the attention of the freelancing sector.

  • Yahoo! Finance
  • May 16, 2019

  • Podcast Notes
  • May 16, 2019

  • Pattern Recognition Podcast
  • July 18, 2019

  • Forbes
  • June 18, 2019

  • Hackermoon
  • May 20, 2019

  • Fortune
  • June 6, 2019
  • Written by Stephane Kasriel

  • The Penny Hoarder
  • April 5, 2019

  • Harvard Business Review
  • June 25, 2019

  • Seeking Alpha
  • April 3, 2019

  • The Motley Fool
  • June 25, 2019

  • Tech Republic
  • August 14, 2019

  • Staffing Industry
  • May 9, 2019

  • CPO Rising
  • September 18, 2019

  • Barry O'Reilly
  • July 2019 (exact date not given)

  • CNBC
  • August 21, 2019

  • Medium
  • May 10, 2019

  • Inquirer.net
  • May 15, 2019

  • Fast Company
  • July 15, 2019

  • Mat Mullenweg — Unlucky in Cards
  • May 16, 2019

  • Small Business Trends
  • August 21, 2019

  • Grizzle
  • June 28, 2019

  • Quartz at Work
  • June 29, 2019
  • Written by Stephane Kasriel

  • Being Guru
  • June 2, 2019

  • NASDAQ
  • April 9, 2019

  • Politico
  • August 30, 2019

  • IT Code Academy
  • May 30, 2019

  • Solo
  • June 5, 2019

  • HR Drive
  • July 19, 2019

  • Silicon Republic
  • August 15, 2019

  • Spend Matters
  • August 8, 2019

  • Tech Know Bits
  • September 27, 2019

  • Inc. Magazine
  • June 28, 2019

  • Working Nation
  • July 24, 2019

  • MichaelPage
  • August 5, 2019

  • Open Assembly
  • August 13, 2019

  • Crowdsourcing Week
  • June 20, 2019

  • Seeking Alpha
  • May 20, 2019

FIVERR AND MICHA KAUFMAN

Note: Due to its recent successful IPO and a general interest in the "gig economy," Fiverr has been at the heart of an immense amount of media coverage in the last six months. Consequently, a complete listing of every article written about the company and/or its CEO would take us well outside of the bounds of a single Wonder request, especially when paired with the unusually high amount of media coverage for Upwork shown above.

While a second round of research might yield additional useful articles, based on the over fifty articles listed below, it is likely that continuing attempts would result in diminishing returns due to increasing overlap in the article contents.

  • TechCrunch
  • June 13, 2019

"Fiverr shares jump 24% above IPO price, open at $26.00 each"
  • Yahoo! Finance
  • June 13, 2019

  • MarketWatch
  • June 13, 2019

  • Reuters
  • July 11, 2019

  • Barron's
  • June 14, 2019

  • Crunchbase News
  • May 16, 2019

  • TechCrunch
  • June 14, 2019

  • Business Wire
  • July 1, 2019

  • Venture Beat
  • July 11, 2019

  • Yahoo! Finance
  • June 13, 2019

  • Staffing Industry
  • August 9, 2019

  • Business Wire
  • June 12, 2019

  • BusinessWire
  • May 16, 2019

  • Business News Daily
  • July 30, 2019

  • Business Wire
  • June 20, 2019

  • Barron's
  • June 11, 2019

  • Yahoo! Finance
  • September 4, 2019

  • Newsweek
  • July 11, 2019

  • Globes
  • July 8, 2019

  • MarketWatch
  • June 13, 2019

  • Globe News Wire
  • April 24, 2019

  • Yahoo! Finance
  • September 18, 2019

  • AlphaStreet
  • August 7, 2019

  • Haaretz
  • June 16, 2019

  • Bloomberg
  • July 8, 2019

  • MarketWatch
  • July 8, 2019

  • The Motley Fool
  • June 11, 2019

  • TechCrunch
  • June 14, 2019

  • Entrepreneur
  • July 23, 2019

  • Seeking Alpha
  • May 20, 2019

  • Staffing Industry
  • June 18, 2019

  • Yahoo! Finance
  • September 12, 2019

  • CTech by Calcalist
  • July 7, 2019

  • Small Business Trends
  • September 30, 2019

  • GamesIndustry.biz
  • July 11, 2019

  • Motherboard: Tech by Vice
  • August 26, 2019

  • TechCrunch
  • June 14, 2019

  • Entrepreneur
  • July 13, 2019

  • Forbes
  • April 23, 2019

  • Vice
  • July 24, 2019

  • Observer
  • June 15, 2019

  • Cheddar
  • June 13, 2019

  • Seeking Alpha
  • August 21, 2019

  • Sifted
  • August 1, 2019

  • PYMNTS.com
  • September 4, 2019

  • PYMNTS.com
  • June 24, 2019

  • Small Business Trends
  • September 9, 2019

  • Thrive Global
  • September 6, 2019

  • Futurism
  • August 26, 2019

  • Yahoo! Finance
  • August 8, 2019

  • Cheddar
  • June 14, 2019

  • News-Press
  • August 1, 2019

  • Invest in Blockchain
  • April 9, 2019

  • Seeking Alpha
  • June 14, 2019

RESEARCH STRATEGY

We began with a broad search for references to either the company or the CEO in question via mainline, primary news sources such as Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo! News, GQ, Technical.ly, Fast Company, etc. While this provided our initial findings, we did not want to risk overlooking a lesser-known source. Therefore, we also checked each company's website for a media page which might highlight recent articles and press releases, as well as their Twitter feed. Finally, we pulled each company's profile from Crunchbase, which tracks articles written about each. The results, sans each company's own blog articles and white papers, have been provided above.

Note that as the criteria specifically requests articles focused on the companies and CEOs in question, we have excluded brief mentions or quotes which did not seem to provide any insight about the company, e.g., product placements or reviews by the CEO.
Part
02
of three
Part
02

Dribbble and Codementor: Media Coverage

Dribbble and Codementor and their respective CEOs have both received a moderate amount of media attention over the last six months, even discounting frequent credits for Dribbble in stock artwork.

DRIBBBLE AND ZACK ONISKO

Note: Dribbble is an extremely popular platform internationally (as demonstrated by the number of overseas news sources below) and there were many instances in which Dribbble's art was credited or Dribble was mentioned in passing with other companies. We have not included these, judging them to be outside of the intent of the project criteria.

  • The Verge
  • June 26, 2019

  • Fast Company
  • June 12, 2019

  • SF State News
  • May 20, 2019

  • VC.ru
  • July 3, 2019
  • In Russian

  • Egypt Today
  • September 6, 2019
  • This article has been copied and translated verbatim several times.

  • VC.ru
  • June 29, 2019
  • In Russian

  • Vlast.kz
  • April 16, 2019
  • Translated from Russian

CODEMENTOR AND WEITING LIU

  • TechCrunch
  • September 17, 2019

  • TechRepublic
  • April 12, 2019

  • I Programmer
  • April 24, 2019

  • Forbes
  • June 7, 2019
  • Written by Weitang Liu

  • Forbes
  • April 22, 2019
  • Written by Weitang Liu

  • Bitcoin Market Journal
  • July 11, 2019

  • Business Intelligence Solutions Review
  • June 25, 2019

RESEARCH STRATEGY

We began with a broad search for references to either the company or the CEO in question via mainline, primary news sources such as Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo! News, GQ, Technical.ly, Fast Company, etc. While this provided our initial findings, we did not want to risk overlooking a lesser-known source. Therefore, we also checked each company's website for a media page which might highlight recent articles and press releases, as well as their Twitter feed. Finally, we pulled each company's profile from Crunchbase, which tracks articles written about each. The results, sans each company's own blog articles and white papers, have been provided above.

Note that as the criteria specifically requests articles focused on the companies and CEOs in question, we have excluded brief mentions or quotes which did not seem to provide any insight about the company, e.g., product placements or reviews by the CEO. Note also that due to the sheer number of mentions of Dribbble in the international media, we have not included duplicates that seem to be translations of the same story.
Part
03
of three
Part
03

Scalable Path and Guru: Media Coverage

Apart from a single article written by CEO Damien Filiatrault, Scalable Path has received no media attention in the last six months; in fact, the most recent articles written about the company date back to at least 2018. Guru and CEO Rick Nucci, on the other hand, have received a moderate amount of media attention.

SCALABLE PATH AND DAMIEN FILIATRAULT

  • We find now articles written about the company Scalable Path or its CEO Damien Filiatrault in the last six months.
  • According to Crunchbase, the most recent news activity about the company was published on February 8, 2018; however, our review of the article suggests that even this is a false positive.
  • Likewise, survey of the company's Twitter page for the last six months finds only links back to the company blog and to unrelated articles which do not mention either the company or its CEO.
  • Damien Filiatrault was quoted in an August 30, 2019 article on Foundr, "How to Find the Right Software Developers for Your Tech Startup," but this isn't an article about Scalable Path per se.

GURU AND RICK NUCCI

  • Published by Technical.ly
  • August 21, 2019

  • Technical.ly
  • June 5, 2019

  • Technical.ly
  • August 8, 2019

  • Technical.ly
  • August 12, 2019

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • August 21, 2019

  • Technical.ly
  • April 3, 2019

  • Technical.ly
  • April 19, 2019

  • Forbes
  • August 28, 2019

  • Forbes
  • September 12, 2019

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • May 19,2019

  • Forbes
  • August 5, 2019

  • Technical.ly
  • June 20, 2019

  • Diginomica
  • July 3, 2019

  • Intercom
  • April 22, 2019

  • Forbes
  • June 12, 2019
  • Authored by Rick Nucci

RESEARCH STRATEGY

We began with a broad search for references to either the company or the CEO in question via mainline, primary news sources such as Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo! News, GQ, Technical.ly, Fast Company, etc. While this provided our initial findings, we did not want to risk overlooking a lesser-known source. Therefore, we also checked each company's website for a media page which might highlight recent articles and press releases, as well as their Twitter feed. Finally, we pulled each company's profile from Crunchbase, which tracks articles written about each. The results, sans each company's own blog articles and white papers, have been provided above.

Note that as the criteria specifically requests articles focused on the companies and CEOs in question, we have excluded brief mentions or quotes which did not seem to provide any insight about the company, e.g., product placements or reviews by the CEO.
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