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Celebrating Hearsay Social momentum

We’re two weeks away from the beginning of the new year, two months away from the first anniversary of Hearsay Social’s launch, and today I am excited to share several milestones  that highlight our astounding customer momentum.
Since our company launch 10 months ago, we’ve powered more than five million social media interactions between businesses and consumers over 16,000 social profiles and pages. The vision my co-founder Steve Garrity and I began working on three years ago has evolved into a thriving company that serves the world’s most prominent companies in the financial services, insurance, retail, restaurants, automotive, real estate, and direct selling industries.
We’re also growing our first-rate leadership team by bringing on Rob van Es as VP of Global Sales and Amy Millard as VP of Marketing, two of the most sought-after sales and marketing leaders in Silicon Valley.  Both Rob and Amy have decades of experience, respectively, at high-profile businesses like Fortify Software (acquired by HP in 2010) and Netscape.
Our continued product innovation includes recently launching as one of Google+’s first brand page partners, making Hearsay Social the only enterprise social marketing platform with full integration across every major social network. We continue to push the envelope on what’s possible for the social enterprise, as we have been from day one.
Last, some personal news.  Starbucks announced today that it has named me to their Board of Directors. I am incredibly humbled to be joining a diverse board that includes Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, J.C. Penney CEO Myron Ullman, III, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Not just a top global brand respected for its ethically sourced, high-quality coffee, Starbucks has also emerged as a distinguished social media innovator in the retail industry. Joining the company’s already strong board, I hope to help guide Starbucks toward further successes in the social media sphere.
All in all, 2011 has been an amazing year for Hearsay Social. With the help of Steve and our unbeatable team in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, Hearsay Social will only drive for bigger and better accomplishments in the coming year.
Continuous product innovation, evolving thought leadership, and endless dedication to our customers’ success–that’s the game plan for Hearsay Social, still the only provider of enterprise-class social marketing.
Read the full Hearsay Social press release.
In the news:

  • All Facebook: Facebook COO Leaves Starbucks Board, Hearsay CEO Joins
  • Forbes: Starbucks Names Hearsay Social’s Clara Shih to Board of Directors
  • Fortune: Coffee Talk with the Newest Starbucks Board Member
  • TechCrunch: Twenty-Nine-Year-Old Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih Joins Starbucks Board Of Directors
  • AllThingsD: Hearsay CEO Clara Shih Named to Starbucks Board

Clara Shih

A pioneer in the social media industry, Clara developed the first social business application in 2007. Her latest book, The Social Business Imperative, is a Wall Street Journal-featured bestseller. She is a member of the Starbucks board of directors.

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