Michael Streko Sells KnowEm Shares; Steps Down as Active Partner

December 2, 2014 · Filed Under Announcements, KnowEm News · Comments Off on Michael Streko Sells KnowEm Shares; Steps Down as Active Partner 

KnowEm.com partner and original co-founder Michael Streko has accepted a buyout offer to sell his active voting shares in the ownership of the company for an undisclosed sum. Per the terms of the agreement, Streko will still remain a minority shareholder with an interest in KnowEm and serve on the Advisory Board.

“As of today I am stepping down from my role at KnowEm as an active partner,” stated Streko in a farewell notice on his blog. “This has been an friendly agreement I made with the partners to pursue other options for me both professionally, and personally.”

KnowEm was founded in April, 2009 by Michael Streko and Barry Wise as a Social Media Branding professional services company as an extension of their free social media username check website. This past April KnowEm celebrated its 5th year in operation, a startup boot-strapped by the co-founders and profitable since the first day it launched.

“When we first launched it was nuts, and people thought we were nuts,” Streko stated. “But it was working and we had launched something that was gaining traction quickly. Watching this company grow and being a part of it was awesome and I would never give back a second of it.”

Some of Streko’s outstanding shares have been purchased by co-founder Barry Wise, also for an undisclosed sum. Wise will step into a leadership role at the company while Streko still retains the option to potentially both sell and promote KnowEm’s current and future service offerings. The arrangement does not disrupt or alter the ownership positions of any other shareholder, nor does it alter the Advisory Board save for the addition of Streko.

“To all the clients and friends I have made over the past 5+ years with KnowEm you have all been great and I hope to reconnect and work with you again one day. You’re still in great hands with Barry and the team. As always they have some cool stuff in the works that will continue to innovate the space.”

How to Partner with KnowEm: Affiliate, White Label, API or Re-seller?

August 12, 2014 · Filed Under Announcements, KnowEm News, Social Media · Comments Off on How to Partner with KnowEm: Affiliate, White Label, API or Re-seller? 

Affiliate Marketing InfoEvery day we get multiple requests from people wishing to become a member of our affiliate program, or to white label our Enterprise Dashboard. So to help everyone out, I decided to take the time to write a description of each in the hope that it would help you decide what would be the best way to resell KnowEm to your current client base, readers/followers or potential clients.

Affiliate Re-seller WhiteLabel API
Free Setup
Requires a minimum number of orders to be placed initially
Requires a programmer/developer
Requires a Designer
Best for Emails, Banners & Text Links
Requires you to have an existing customer login/dashboard system
Setup time Minutes Minutes 24 to 48 hours 2 to 4 days

Affiliate Program: Our affiliate program pays a fixed commission rate for each sale. This program is perfect for people who blog about Social Media services such as KnowEm, or mention KnowEm in an eBook or want to advertise the KnowEm suite of services via banners or text link ads. We often run specials for our affiliates with bonuses on commissions as well as exclusive deals to help them generate traffic via their affiliate link.  KnowEm’s affiliate program is run by the good people over at Share-A-Sale.  Share-A-Sale has one of the most respected affiliate management platforms in the marketing world and we are happy to have our program exclusively listed through them.

Re-Seller Dashboard: The KnowEm Professional Enterprise Dashboard can also be used by re-sellers looking to offer our services to their clients in a more affordable, quick and easy way.  It is best used for clients that are looking to have one centralized location for all of their social media personas in one place. We offer a robust reporting system of social networks where your name has been reserved across various social media sites as well as where your name has been taken. This dashboard also offers some unique features that are not available to our regular retail clients.  If you would like more information or would like to schedule a demo feel free to contact us or call 1-800-691-KNOW.

White Label: A white label is perfect for agencies or organizations that would like to have their clients have their own individual logins to the KnowEm platform. A white label offers all of the features available on the KnowEm Enterprise Dashboard, but it is branded to look exactly like your website, from logo to color scheme. The white label is perfect for partners who want to resell the KnowEm suite of services — this includes our alerts platform, username registrations, trademark searching and registration as well as some other great features.  For more information and pricing on a white labeled version of our platform please feel free to contact us and schedule a demo.

API: Companies with developers that are looking to completely integrate the KnowEm suite of tools into their own existing client dashboard system can request access to KnowEm’s API (we offer sample code in PHP, but it can consumed via any language – Ruby, Python, .NET, etc).  This is perfect for customers that are looking to include our product offerings on their dashboards or current client portal and have their own development staff that can program the API into their system.  KnowEm has RESTful APIs which allow you to check usernames, place orders with us, review any order placed with us and export just about any of that information via XML or JSON into any number of formats.  To discuss these options and determine if you qualify to be a KnowEm API partner please feel free to contact us or call 1-800-691-KNOW. (Please note, all application API requests are screened and a mutually agreed terms of service are required to protect both  KnowEm and the API partner).

We hope this helps you decide what is the best way to work with the team at KnowEm.  We always have new features launching and have built this suite of tools by listening to the needs of our clients and potential clients; so we are always open to suggestions on how to better our services and/or tailor them to your needs.  We always look forward to new opportunities and working with new partners!