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Holly Hamann
Holly is co-founder and CMO for TapInfluence, a leading provider of influencer marketing software for brands and bloggers. She has helped launched six web-based start-ups in the social, music, video and entertainment space. She is a public speaker, Board member of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, and American Marketing Association “Marketer of the Year” recipient. She holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, is an active triathlete, and blogs about technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership at

Entries by Holly Hamann

WILD Summit Draws Hundreds to Colorado to Discuss Women in Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 10:06 AM

Colorado is again home to the Women Inspiring Leadership Development (WILD) Summit, now in its third year. The WILD Summit is an annual event of The Women's Council, in partnership with The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. The mission of the conference is...

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Women Leaders Gather in Colorado for 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Summit

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 7:51 PM

Colorado is gearing up for its second year of hosting the Women Inspiring Leadership Development (WILD) Summit. The Women's Council's WILD Summit, to be held on April 4th in Westminister, CO, will delve into the trends that are driving tomorrow's business opportunities through the theme of "The Real...

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Will the Net Neutrality Verdict Crush Startups?

(1) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 1:19 PM

The recent net neutrality ruling has been circulating the Internet for a few weeks now, leaving Netflix's "House of Cards" fans and Internet geeks alike concerned with the sanctity of what was once the free Internet.

The issue was whether providers like Verizon should be allowed to...

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What Being Homeless at Christmas Taught Me About Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 12:55 PM


The ego serves a very critical role in our survival as human beings. Its main purpose is to keep us safe, physically and emotionally. It keeps us from going to work naked or playing in traffic. The ego likes acceptance, but...

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What Does the Merger Between Omnicom and Publicis Mean to the World of Digital Advertising?

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 10:38 AM

The recent merger between NY-based Omnicom and Paris-born Publicis Groupe creates the world's largest marketing and advertising conglomerate, officially surpassing WWP. The partnership is indicative of an industry needing a shake-up. While marketers are predicted to spend $116B on digital advertising (according to eMarketer), brands are less and less satisfied...

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Colorado Leading Effort To Advance Women Entrepreneurs

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 2:51 PM

For decades, Colorado has strived to provide an inspiring and supportive environment that nurtures entrepreneurship and leadership. The lack of women leaders, especially in tech, has sparked a global conversation about the increased creativity, problem-solving, and innovation that occurs in business when gender diversity is present. Colorado's education and business...

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The Benefits of Starting a Business During a Recession: One Colorado Story

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2009 | 4:56 PM

About nine months ago, my business partner and I both quit our full-time jobs in Boulder to start a Web 2.0 company that builds social features for blogs. We had no funding, no office, a few customers, and operated the company from our savings. We both have families to support,...

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Why I Love Startups

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 5:14 PM

Today reminded me of why I love start-ups so much. My business partner Rustin Banks (creator and CEO of TheBlogFrog) and I spent the day holed up in the Boulder Public Library working on arguably the most important presentation we'll ever make. Our mission is to bring social features...

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