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FGCU Invites Spigot Inc to Speak with Aspiring Entrepreneur Students

Ryan Stephens, President of Spigot Inc was invited to speak with students at Florida Gulf Coast University regarding his many experiences of working in a start-up by Director of Career Development Services, Reid Lennertz. The classroom, located in Lutgert Hall was full of inquisitive, aspiring entrepreneurs. Stephens was pleased with the invitation and stated, “It was great having the opportunity to meet with students at FGCU who have an entrepreneurial mindset. I really enjoyed talking to them and sharing how Spigot Inc implements strategies that they are learning in Professor Lennertz’s class.”

Both Stephens and Lennertz were satisfied with the end result. Lennertz shared with Spigot Inc in a follow up to the speaking engagement, “Thanks to Ryan and Natalie from Spigot Inc for visiting my Introduction to Entrepreneurship class at FGCU. The students really enjoyed hearing about Ryan’s experiences with a start-up venture, as well as how he leads his current company, Spigot Inc. The concepts Ryan shared (lean, pivot, fail fast, etc.) are exactly the same concepts the students are learning in the course. I hope to have them back in my course this Fall!” “Spigot Inc would love to come back each semester and speak with your students at FGCU,” replied Natalie Engelbrecht, Executive Paralegal at Spigot Inc.

Spigot Inc plans to stay involved with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Career Development Services, as we would like to be top of mind to graduating students. Spigot Inc has a lot of great talent that are alumni of FGCU and we would be happy to have more ‘Eagles’ in the building.

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Spigot Inc – Twitter Beats Expectations in Revenue

Although Twitter continues to grow and exceed expectations in revenue, user growth fell flat in 2nd quarter this year. Spigot Inc shares the story from Adweek.

“After a couple of promising quarters showing an increase in user growth, Twitter once again seems to have fallen flat, with monthly active users failing to gain momentum.

In the company’s second-quarter earnings released today, Twitter said its monthly active users total remained at 328 million even while its overall revenue beat Wall Street’s expectations. However, it did say daily active users in the top 10 markets grew 12 percent year over year, but it wouldn’t disclose how many DAUs it actually has.”

Read the entire story here

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Wow Facebook: Congrats from Spigot Inc

Facebook is not only growing users, their ad revenue for 2nd quarter of 2017 was reported at $9.16 billion, which is a 47% increase over same quarter last year.

Spigot Inc is not surprised that their daily active users have climbed to 1.32 billion in the month of June with a total of 2.01 billion monthly users.

Read the entire story from ADWEEK here…

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Spigot Inc Wants to Taco About Lunch Today from 3 Pepper Burrito Co.

In queso you were wondering, Spigot Inc had an amazing taco bar for lunch from 3 Pepper Burrito Co. The break-room tables were lined with fresh ingredients waiting for us to build our taco, burrito or salad. We had steak, chicken and pulled pork for our protein choices. The pulled pork seemed to be a crowd favorite at Spigot Inc as it was the first tray to become empty; however all were amazing.

The owners of 3 Pepper Burrito Co make their own tortillas, and if you visit one of the three locations, they come hot off the griddle. All of the ingredients are fresh, nothing comes from a bag or a in a can or a jar. The cheese is all natural and delicious. If you’re afraid of the burn, hold the jalapenos as they could light a fire! #3PB

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Sweet Cheesus Melted Hearts at Spigot Inc Fort Myers

Happy Monday! Today for our catered lunch we had the Sweet Cheesus Food Truck roll in at Spigot Inc. We have been waiting anxiously since the sneak peak of the menu last week that melted our hearts.

Sweet Cheesus travels around Southwest Florida making a delicious variety of dishes using raclette-style cheese. A lot of us at Spigot Inc Fort Myers were not familiar with this concept; however we learned quickly standing outside waiting for our name to be called.

Once heated to the perfect temperature, Sweet Cheesus scrapes its raclette-style cheese over your dish of choice. It’s like a cheese avalanche coming down on your sandwich. The delicious gouda sits at the center of everything they do, and do so well. It got pretty cheesy at Spigot Inc today!

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Be sure to check out this cheese-alicious video.

 

 

 

Come Make it Rain with Us at Spigot Inc Fort Myers

Have you ever worked in a cool laid back environment that has recliners, couches, a pool table, foosball, free beer, unlimited snacks and catered lunches? If not, Spigot Inc is ready to change that for you! We have amazing healthcare and 401K plans to keep you healthy and prepare for your future.

Spigot Inc is one of the world’s leading digital performance-based marketing companies, dedicated to providing superior results for our advertisers and media partners and we are hiring. Spigot Inc was founded in 2008. The company has corporate offices located across the US and Europe, however these positions are in our Spigot Inc Fort Myers office. Check out what is available below.

Senior Software Engineer: You dream in code and push applications to run efficiently. You know how to write regex from scratch. You want to create, maintain, enhance and scale out new and existing high volume web applications. If these three sentences speak to you, read the full job description here.

Business Intelligence Analyst: You are all about digesting big data for optimization and efficiency. You eat pivot tables for breakfast and VLOOKUPs for lunch. You strive to find efficiency in the data. If these three sentences speak to you, read the full job description here.

Media Buyer: You show users the perfect ad at the perfect time. You use acronyms like CTR, CPC and CPA on a daily basis, even though your friends can’t understand what you’re saying. If these two sentences speak to you, read the full job description here.

Can you feel the rain? Learn more about our culture on the Spigot Inc blog. Visit our career page, send us your resume and tell us why you are the perfect candidate.

 

 

 

Spigot Inc Fort Myers is Hiring: Business Intelligence Analyst

Spigot Inc is one of the world’s leading digital performance-based marketing companies, dedicated to providing superior results for our advertisers and media partners. Spigot Inc was founded in 2008. The company has corporate offices located across the US and Europe.

Spigot Inc specializes in developing, monetizing, and promoting free applications to millions of users every month through all major app platforms: mobile, tablet, social, desktop, and browser. The Spigot Inc Apps team has a strong analytical focus that must react and move quickly in a fast-paced environment. They work on multiple new “bets” at a time and must juggle the priorities of each on a daily basis. The team is comprised of Software Engineers, Web Developers, Media Buyers, Partner Development Managers, and Business Intelligence Analysts. You will be working with extremely enthusiastic and intelligent professionals at Spigot Inc who are passionate about the work they do and the people that they work with. This position is located out of Southwest Florida in our Spigot Inc Fort Myers (nicknamed the Paradise Coast) office. The sunny days, warm weather and no dress code make for a fun-filled work environment! The fast paced, start-up mentality has been a key contributor to our growth and success.

Position Overview

The Business Intelligence Analyst will be responsible for completing profit-driven analysis to provide recommendations on how to increase profits and efficiency on all aspects of the business as necessary; especially those related to product performance. This person is able to present ideas in the morning, implement them in the afternoon and later check the performance of their idea via data analysis. Primary duties include:

    1. Ad-hoc queries using MSSQL Server and other RDBMS
    2. Data manipulation and presentation in Excel
    3. Tracking and analysis of Key Performance Indicators such as profit, user value, click through & conversion rates, traffic volumes, etc.
    4. Development and execution of new reports (trends, opportunites, etc.) to boost the business intelligence of the team.

Performing market place intelligence and refining information into actionable recommendations to Product Development team members.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and confident leader with at least:

    • Practical experience with Excel (pivot tables, vlookup, etc)
    • Proficiency in SQL (select/from/where clauses, etc)

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:

    • Independent Decision Making: Uses intelligence, analysis, consistent rationality and objectivity when making decisions; Anticipates consequences of judgments with the ability to work autonomously with little supervision and a high attention to detail and quality.
    • Energetic: The ability to find solutions and deliver results within a rapid, fast changing, entrepreneurial, technology-driven culture; Passion for technology and a positive, can-do attitude is a must.
    • Adaptability: Capable of adjusting to changing priorities, and possesses the ability to master new technologies in a short period of time.
    • Results-Oriented and Data Driven: Must be a data driven decision maker who loves impacting the bottom line and achieves goals with available resources and abilities.
    • Communication (written & oral): Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish, develop and maintain cross-functional business relationships, as well as have excellent presentation and problem-solving skills.

Measurements of Success

There are several key measurements of success this employee will use to benchmark performance including:

    • Improving the effectiveness of the product development team through relevant analysis, planning and reporting.
    • Growing the business through insightful reporting and analysis.
    • Advancing the productivity of the team through skilled planning, research, and operational efficiencies.

Learn about our culture on the Spigot Inc blog. If you are still reading, visit our career page, send us your resume and tell us why you are the perfect candidate.

Spigot Inc Fort Myers is Hiring: Media Buyer

Spigot Inc is one of the world’s leading digital performance-based marketing companies, dedicated to providing superior results for our advertisers and media partners. Spigot Inc was founded in 2008. The company has corporate offices located across the US and Europe.

Spigot Inc specializes in developing, monetizing, and promoting free applications to millions of users every month through all major app platforms: mobile, tablet, social, desktop, and browser. The Spigot Inc Apps team has a strong analytical focus that must react and move quickly in a fast-paced environment. They work on multiple new “bets” at a time and must juggle the priorities of each on a daily basis. The team is comprised of Software Engineers, Web Developers, Media Buyers, Partner Development Managers, and Business Intelligence Analysts. You will be working with extremely enthusiastic and intelligent professionals at Spigot Inc who are passionate about the work they do and the people that they work with. This position is located out of Southwest Florida in our Spigot Inc Fort Myers (nicknamed the Paradise Coast) office. The sunny days, warm weather and no dress code make for a fun-filled work environment! The fast paced, start-up mentality has been a key contributor to our growth and success.

Position Overview

The SEM Specialist’s main goal is to grow app installs through keyword-based advertising on Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and/or other networks as necessary. Primary duties include:

  1. Campaign Management: Develop, deploy, and optimize search campaigns which drive traffic to our proprietary application portals.
  2. Research & Analysis: Conduct market/competitor research to be leveraged in the execution of campaigns; Analyze conversion data, identify trends, and optimize campaigns to meet agreed upon CPA targets and ROI goals.
  3. Testing: Aggressively A/B test ad copy to maximize CTR.
  4. Business Development: Independently identify and present new campaign opportunities to appropriate stakeholders.

Candidate Overview

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and confident leader with at least:

    • 3-5 years digital media buying experience
    • Expert-level understanding of Google AdWords
    • Strong knowledge of Bing Ads preferred
    • Experience managing high budget and high volume campaigns
    • Basic familiarity with Excel
    • Basic HTML knowledge is a plus

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:

    • Communication (written & oral): Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish, develop, and maintain business relationships. Must also have excellent presentation and negotiation skills.
    • Proven Track Record: Have a successful work history of meeting deadlines and commitments.
    • Adaptability: Capable of adjusting to quickly shifting priorities.
    • Resourceful: Looks for ways to achieve goals utilizing available resources.
    • Industry Knowledge: Have a solid understanding of how online display and search advertising works.
    • Team Player: Demonstrates a strong ability to support department staff members and managers, and establish collaborative relationships with peers.
    • Desire to Win: Willingness to go above and beyond specific requirements and desire to exceed expectations.

Measurements of Success

There are several key measurements of success this employee will use to benchmark performance including:

    • Grow user base below the target cost per acquisition
    • Increase book of business through new opportunities and campaigns

Come join the fun. If you would like the opportunity to travel the world with us, send resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. The fun never ends at Spigot Inc.

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