5/14/2013 10:12:11 AM
CNBC Prime's latest unscripted series "Crowd Rules" premieres tonight. The press is already buzzing on the unique new venture, “Crowd-funding takes center stage on CNBC’s new reality competition” – The Hollywood Reporter.
Each week, 3 small businesses go head to head in competition to win $50,000. Throughout each episode, the small businesses state their case and business plan before a panel of judges and studio audience made up of entrepreneurs, MBA students, and small business owners who ultimately vote for the winner.
The New York Post had some of its own positive reviews, "If you’re an entrepreneur or just a dreamer, “Crowd Rules” may be just what you’ve been dreaming of. It’s definitely worth a peek." Full article here
5/9/2013 4:13:15 PM
As the premiere of CNBC Prime's new competition series "Crowd Rules" approaches, hosts Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott Jewelry and Pat Kiernan of NY1 are making the press circuits.
DailyNews had the chance to speak with Kiernan where he shared the fact he had to cut his family vacation short to make the show's taping. It's no major sacrifice according to him, as he states, "This show is a perfect gig for me...It’s a chance for me to flex different muscles and have some fun.” Kiernan has broadcast business news before, reporting for CNN before working with NY1.
Kiernan is a small business owner himself, running a small production company that publishes his website and produces live trivia events for corporate and ticketed audience.
Both Kiernan and Jim Ackerman, CNBC's SVP of Primetime Alternative Programming, are already hopeful for a second season. Kiernan even joked "...20 seconds after we finished filming, the studio technicians were talking to us about who won. They do a hundred shows a year, and they were actually paying attention.”
Full story here
4/25/2013 10:05:58 AM
CNBC's Digital Workshop debuted this week, building some buzz in the press. The Workshop is an in-house production studio designed to crank out Web originals for CNBC Digital products and its content partners like Yahoo! Finance. The platform is another step for CNBC to increase its Web video output while enhancing coverage, informing and ultimately entertaining.
AdWeek featured the Workshop as one of this week's Trending Topics, stating "CNBC is clearly going lighter and broader with some of its digital fare, as it attempts to move past simply repurposed TV clips." View the Trending Topics here
CNBC Digital Workshop series include:
"3 to Watch" - CNBC Markets Reporter John Lipton tells viewers what three stocks to watch during tomorrow’s trading day.
"Hacking America" - Weekly Friday round-up that dives into the latest developments in the ongoing fight against cyber-terrorism.
"Chew & Brew" - From bacon tacos to beer milkshakes, CNBC highlights the latest epicurean delights and trends to redefine haute cuisine.
"The Puppets Can Hear You" - Puppets recite tweets from the popular Wall Street Twitter feed @GSElevator, which mocks out-of-touch traders at Goldman Sachs.
4/16/2013 3:36:20 PM
CNBC Prime's next slated show, Crowd Rules, is now set to premiere May 14th at 9PM ET. The show centers around three small businesses that compete in front of a panel of judges and studio audience for a game-changing prize.
Entrepreneur and jewelry designer Kendra Scott, NY1 Anchor Pat Kiernan, along with a weekly guest industry expert, lead the examination of the small businesses in order to help a studio audience choose which company wins the $50,000.
Each weekly round-up of three small businesses centers around a designated theme. Here is the small business and expert line-up (subject to change):
Episode #1: Series Premiere: Tuesday, May 14 at 9PM ET/PT
Theme: Specialty Foods
Expert: Elizabeth Chambers, television host, correspondent for E! News and founder and co-owner of the wildly popular Bird Bakery in San Antonio, TX
Episode #2: Tuesday, May 21 at 9PM ET/PT
Expert: Larry Winget, internationally-renowned motivational speaker and consultant
Episode #3: Tuesday, May 28 at 9PM ET/PT
Theme: Pursue Your Passion
Expert: Tom Szaky, founder and chief executive of TerraCycle, one of the 500 fastest-growing businesses in the United States
Episode #4: Tuesday, June 4 at 9PM ET/PT
Theme: Innovative Products
Expert: Michael Chernow, co-owner and general manager of the hit New York City restaurants collectively TMS – The Meatball Shop
Episode #5: Tuesday, June 11 at 9PM ET/PT
Expert: Vincent Porpiglia, founder and COO of Dream Water
Episode #6: Tuesday, June 18 at 9PM ET/PT
Theme: Multi-generational family businesses
Expert: Melinda Emerson, “The Small Biz Lady,” founder and chief executive of Quintessence Multimedia
Episode #7: Tuesday, June 25 at 9PM ET/PT
Theme: Become Your Own Boss
Expert: Steve Kaplan, serial entrepreneur and self-made multimillionaire who has helped to make more than 100 additional people millionaires in their own right
Episode #8: Tuesday, July 2 at 9PM ET/PT
Theme: Products with a Twist
Expert: Erica Duignan Minnihan, Executive Director of STAR Angel Network and a Partner in STAR Industries
4/10/2013 4:32:01 PM
Jim Cramer joins a highly prestigious group of thought-leaders in LinkedIn's new "Linked INfluencer" Program. Members of the group include Martha Stewart, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and now Jim Cramer, posting stories about memorable career moments, life lessons learned and unique business advice. Users can opt to follow any of the influencers and get updates on their LinkedIn homepages.
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