Splash Media’s growth mirrors that of the technology industry and business world. But in some instances, the company has been a step ahead.
The combination of custom video and the internet to kick-start employee and customer training in the corporate arena? Splash Media had the head-start on that development. Splash also was a pioneer in the use of virtual sets integrated with robotic cameras. Its internet marketing mavens were working on boosting search engine rankings when the web was still a nascent force among businesses. And in just a short time, it’s become a leading social media marketing firm in the Southwest, establishing itself as a key resource for business leaders ready to take the next step in joining the online conversation.
Key dates in the growth of Splash Media:
Splash Media Group, LLC Completes Management Buyout, Adds Ad Industry Icon to Board of Directors
Splash Media and the Neeley School of Business at TCU Team Up to Magnify its Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures™ Business Plan Competition Through Social Media
Splash Media U Launches Master Social Media Certification Scholarship Contest for Veterans of U.S. Military Service
Splash Media, LP Awarded AdvancED Corporation Accreditation
Splash Media™ and LearnScale™ form a strategic partnership to offer Splash Media U’s Master Social Media Certification program through LearnScale’s world-class marketing and distribution network.
Splash Media U partners with The Learning Corporation to market its one-of-a-kind Social Media Marketing Certification Program.
Splash Media, LP and Splash Media U, LLC, receives recommendation for full accreditation from SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).
Splash Media, LP, opens satellite office in Orlando, Fla.
Splash Media U and the GILD team to bring standardized social media curriculum to higher education partners across the US.
Splash Media announces the regional premiere of a 30-minute infomercial that takes this traditional form of direct response marketing in new directions.
Splash Media Releases SplashCube 2.0 with new features and new bundling plan with Splash Media U
Splash Media’s online social media marketing training/certification program, Splash Media U, adds 350th class
Paul Slack Named President of Splash Media U
Social Media Examiner names Splash Media blog to its “Top 10 Social Media Blogs” list for 2012
Splash Media launches Splash Media U, a social media training and certification program
Splash Media LP and Cyber-Time LTD announce distribution agreement to bring SplashCube™ Social Media Marketing Software to New Zealand
Splash Media Announces SMTV™ (Social Media TV™) is now available to Subscribers of its Proprietary Social Media Software and Training Tool, SplashCube™.
Splash Media, LP Releases SplashCube™, a Proprietary Social Media Marketing and Management Software Tool for Businesses
Splash Media unveils Splash Media U, the first social media marketing educational video platform for businesses.
Joseph Woods joins Splash Media as Vice President of Finance/Strategy.
Splash Media adds strategic technology resource and thought leadership with the addition of Josh Team as Vice President of Technology.
Splash Media extends its reach to new U.S. Markets by opening additional sales offices in Houston, Austin, Denver, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Account executives offer up Splash’s mix of social media marketing, web marketing and strategic video solutions in those cities.
Splash Media announced that it will provide traditional, digital/social media and video marketing services for Randall Reed’s World Class Auto Group. World Class Auto Group is one of Texas’ largest automobile sales organizations with 13 dealerships in the Dallas and Houston.
Two big milestones for Splash Media: it becomes the largest social media marketing firm in the Southwest for companies looking to outsource their new media goals, and its Social Media for CEOs Bootcamps result in more than 1,000 executives receiving training on social media strategies.
Splash Media’s transformation into a new, innovative media marketing firm begins: it acquires WebDex Media Group, merging its successful Internet marketing/social media experience with Splash’s award-winning video production capabilities to create one of the largest new media marketing agencies in the Southwest.
And Splash Media begins its Social Media for CEOs Bootcamps, free 90-minute seminars for company executives looking to take their first step into the world of new media.
Splash Media begins merger talks with WebDex Media Group. The goal: create a new kind of marketing firm not seen before in the market – one with expertise in social media, online video production and search engine marketing.
Splash Media launches spark360 (www.spark360.tv), an online, business news-style program focusing on small/medium-sized companies and entrepreneurs. The business profiles are sent out on the Internet via a unique distribution platform -the spark360 website, spark-branded video channels on YouTube, Vimeo, Revver, Daily Motion and several other networks; social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn; mobile apps for iPhones and iPads and podcasts on iTunes. Former CNN/CNBC anchor-reporter Renay San Miguel joins the spark360 team as host/managing editor.
Success with its web marketing campaign for the Tupperware Gold program results in the plasticware company renewing its agreement with WebDex for another two years.
Splash Media goes pink: the company successfully streams a major live broadcast/education event to 30,000 of Mary Kay’s independent consultants across the U.S.
Splash signs agreements to provide video content and eTraining programs for two key partners: John Wiley and Sons Inc., publishers of the popular “For Dummies” series of technology how-to books, and Career Builder Institute.
Splash Media announces agreement with McAfee, makers of widely-used computer security software, to create eLearning video content for its enterprise products.
Splash Media harnesses the power of web video for training with the launch of its new Video Based E-learning (VBE) platform
WebDex begins its innovative Tupperware Gold program, allowing the company’s consultants to take advantage of Internet marketing.
Splash Media wins four Emmy Awards in the Best Animator/Motion Graphics Designer, Informational/Instructional and Video Editor categories.
WebDex pays it forward: the company begins using profits to sponsor orphans in Kenya.
Splash Media announces agreement with former golf channel exec. Chuck Conner
Splash Media partners with the Lone Star Emmy Chapter to produce the 2008 Lone Star Advanced Media Awards webcast.
Splash and Flash: Adobe, makers of Photoshop and Flash software, partners with Splash Media to create AdobeTV, web-based video training content.
WebDex enhances its ability to listen to customers by starting quarterly satisfaction surveys.
xTrain officially launches at Photoshop World to rave reviews.
Splash Media brings Success into the home with a national broadcast distribution agreement for The Success Training Network programming and begins broadcasting selected shows and series to over 13.5 million viewers on DISH Network’s Healthy Living Channel (channel 223.)
Splash announces release of its Video Based Online E-Learning (VBOE) platform.
Splash Media partners with xTrain (www.xtrain.com), an online video training company. xTrain provides expert instruction and certified online training in graphic and web design, digital photography and digital art. xTrain recruits only the top experts in each field with the goal of becoming the premier online training platform in the multi-billion-dollar training industry.
Splash Media officially launches The Success Training Network (TSTN), an Internet television network offering self improvement programs, advice on sales training, careers and other personal improvement topics.
Splash media announces that the operations of TTV will be acquired by its partner. The move will allow Splash to fully utilize its production resources to better support TSTN and other online training initiatives.
Splash Media announces the launch of its new television network, The Success Training Network (TSTN), with information and motivational programming centered on goal-setting, career development, financial growth, health and wellness, relationship enrichment, and overall life enhancement.
WebDex hits an important milestone by becoming a Google Adwords Certified Company
The month Splash lets its viewers swim in the SplashStream, a state-of-the-art video platform created by its software development team. SplashStream plays high-quality video content on a PC and its unique interactive tools allow viewers to ask questions, send comments, or order products. TTV viewers regularly use SplashStream to communicate with experts live on the air. SplashStream is patent pending.
Splash Media engages SmithGeiger as our media consultant. SmithGeiger is an unparalleled resource for niche broadcast marketing and strategy. Our goal is to work with SmithGeiger to create a long-term strategy that will position Splash Media as the premier subscription based niche and special interest broadcaster in the world.
Splash Media invests in Wall Street with the launch of Traders Television (TTV) for the retail trading marketplace. TTV broadcasts twelve live-in-the-market shows for eleven hours each market day, covering all aspects of activity on the trading floors from opening bell to market close and a wrap-up of the day. TTV is a premium subscription television service available via DISH Network.
Splash Media begins building the future of video: its next-generation live television studio incorporating robotic cameras and virtual-set technology not yet seen in the industry.
WebDex co-founder (and current Splash Media principal) Paul Slack is invited to speak to the Washington Board of Trade about how Internet marketing is changing the business world.
Splash Media, LP moves into it’s new headquarters and television studio in Addison, TX
WebDex incorporates, begins hiring staff and starts to help its many new clients navigate the nascent world of Internet marketing.
WebDex signs their first client, BMC Software in Houston.
Remember Alta Vista and Lycos? WebDex’s founders begin developing a methodology for helping companies improve search engine rankings with those two early web companies, along with Yahoo!