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jason9153 24 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 21, 2014 6:21 AM Member since: Nov 2, 1999
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  • Reply to

    Sad Song

    by stan4nerd Jul 16, 2014 9:57 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jul 21, 2014 6:21 AM Flag

    bird you shill. You pumped the stock by saying HIPP would be bought out for at least $.85 pps. Now look at it. You mislead me and many others on the board. You POS shill pumper!! Then you call others a pumper when you're just as bad, or WORSE!

    Now you're saying it's going bankrupt after you pumped the stock, shill. What a two-faced shill pumper you are. Just get off the board before you start misleading people again. You're probably planning on buying stock at $.05 pps as you try to scare people out of it. I know your kind, shill!

  • Reply to

    Selling is a Fool's Errand

    by boomtownie Jul 12, 2014 2:09 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jul 14, 2014 12:19 AM Flag

    xziw, that was at the end of 1Q2015 (May 31, 2014). Look at the 10Q and do the math instead of jumping to unfounded conclusions. They were only using $1.8 million of the $4.8 million available cred line, and had $1.5 million in cash. They burned $1.4 million in the Q, or $466,000 per month, so no, they are NOT out of cash.

  • Reply to

    Selling is a Fool's Errand

    by boomtownie Jul 12, 2014 2:09 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jul 13, 2014 4:09 PM Flag

    boomie, I agree with justn, re your well-articulated posts. Based on cash-on-hand plus remaining LOC with Fast Pay, I believe that they have access to between $4.5 - 4.8 million. Since they only burned $1.4 million in Q1, and that's before the full effect of cost-cutting began, it is possible that they have enough cash to make it to CFBE and CF+ without doing a cash raise. Assuming the same revs but a reduced costs in Q2, the burn rate should drop again. Todd may well have HIPP finally focused on the right business elements to make it.

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    by bobadams7002 Jul 4, 2014 10:21 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jul 7, 2014 5:17 PM Flag

    Bob, he has been on the BOD for 4+ years... He's probably heard and seen everything.

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    by bobadams7002 Jul 4, 2014 10:21 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jul 7, 2014 6:48 AM Flag

    tblant, here are some of Todd's qualifications. BTW I am not suggesting for a minute that anyone dip there toes or any other part of their body in and buy HIPP at this point. Some real visibility is needed first, which I personally hope to here about this Wednesday.

    Todd Wilson, Partner, Crane Street Capital

    Todd Wilson has over 15 years experience as an investor in and advisor to small and medium sized businesses. Prior to joining Crane Street, Mr. Wilson worked for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, where he created and led the Office of Small Business for the City of Los Angeles. Previously, Mr. Wilson spent more than eight years at American Capital Strategies where he led more than $700 million of equity and debt investments. Prior to joining American Capital, he spent three years as a Principal at Wind Point Partners, a Chicago based private equity firm. Previously, he was an investment banker at Montgomery Securities and Merrill Lynch, focusing on healthcare projects. Mr. Wilson holds a BA from The Wharton School of Business and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He was also awarded a Kauffman Fellowship, a venture capital fellowship sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

    About Crane Street Capital
    Crane Street’s principals have invested more than $1.3 billion in over 40 private equity transactions and have delivered consistently outstanding returns through several market cycles. We focus exclusively on equity investments in micro cap companies which, given the nature of their industries, have unbounded growth potential. Businesses of this size have great potential for creating value yet are largely underserved by institutional capital. Our goal is to leverage our collective 50+ years of private equity and transaction experience to identify and partner with owners and managers seeking to enhance their companies’ growth trajectories.

  • Reply to


    by bobadams7002 Jul 4, 2014 10:21 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jul 4, 2014 1:01 PM Flag

    bob, I have voiced my frustration directly to Todd, Ivan, and several on the BOD directly via e-mail, and to Todd on the phone as a follow-up to a more detailed 4-page letter that I emailed him last April. My takeaway was that Todd is very bright, Duke and Wharton educated and a successful private equity guy. His full-time job was not HIPP, it was his private equity firm. It was Ivan's job to run the business, but he failed.

    I do fault the BOD for leaving Ivan at the helm too long. He is a relationship guy, but definitely not a numbers cruncher. I found the CFO lacking as well. Tom Virgin should have been the one watching the costs to try to balance them with the revenue to preserve cash. Now Ivan is gone, and Virgin has one foot out the door...a major victory for the SH!

    My personal opinion is that Todd has the best qualifications yet to be HIPP's CEO. He understands cash flow and would certainly understand cost control as a means to achieving cash flow BE, along with revenue growth and optimizing margins with the mix of ad and marketing business. He can certainly go line-by-line through every cost item and dig into them to find savings. I am hopeful that he will be the one to lead HIPP out of the cellar.

    On to your point, when the company begins to reduce costs, grow revenue, and show everyone that HIPP is on the path to recovery, the whining by SH will be over. I expect that we will get a good taste what Todd can do on the upcoming call, and that investor sentiment begins to change to a positive outlook. Happy 4th!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Todd Wilson PR just out...

    by jason9153 Jul 2, 2014 12:57 PM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jul 2, 2014 10:49 PM Flag

    birdog , you are the one who said on this very board that HIPP would be bought out for at least $0.85. On that basis, I figured that if a negative nelly like you was thinking that way, it must be a good time to invest. I bought 60,000 shares at a $.25 average price. Because of YOU I'm down 45%!!! By your own logic YOU are a shill pumper!!! You screwed me!!!

    Get a life man and give it a shill

  • Reply to

    Todd Wilson PR just out...

    by jason9153 Jul 2, 2014 12:57 PM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jul 2, 2014 10:34 PM Flag

    nuss, it was sent as an e-mail from IR. Call the Liolios guys and they will e-mail it. You can sign up on the HIPP website for e-mails and texts (just look at Todd Wilson's last PR on ways they will be communicating).

  • Reply to

    Todd Wilson PR just out...

    by jason9153 Jul 2, 2014 12:57 PM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jul 2, 2014 12:59 PM Flag

    Finally, a bit of a window to peer through that shows how HIPP differentiates itself from others in the space. I hope we see many more of these PR's in the coming weeks.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Dear Shareholders,

    As part of our new proactive communications program, we plan to keep you updated on key developments and drivers in the mobile marketing industry.

    Along those lines, I wanted to share with you a recent Frost & Sullivan report titled "Mobile is Growing, but Brands Aren't Buying it: How Consumer Attribution Makes Mobile Ads Pay Off." The white paper highlights how data analytics is being applied to better understand and optimize mobile marketing and advertising campaigns.

    According to Jeff Cotrupe Industry Director of Big Data & Analytics for Frost & Sullivan, "Hipcricket is at the forefront of this approach by delivering a holistic view of all mobile interactions in order for brands to make better, data-driven decisions and, ultimately, drive better results."

    This is possible because our AD LIFE® platform leverages proprietary first-party data along with third-party data from key strategic partners to provide more informed mobile marketing and advertising campaigns to our customers.

    For the mobile marketing and advertising industry to evolve it has to go "beyond the click." Hipcricket is defining the data-driven mobile engagement landscape by providing transparency across all mobile channels to deliver on the new requirements of the market.

    I encourage you to read the full report, which is available here to download.

    Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.


    Todd Wilson
    CEO and Chairman, Hipcricket

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    now that drummer sold his stock...

    by honesteldon214 Jun 27, 2014 3:09 PM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jul 1, 2014 3:58 PM Flag

    The SH conf call on July 9th seems more important than ever, and could probably be classified as the most important call in HIPP's history. It's the time for Todd to step up to the plate and tell us how he is going to grow the business without doing a non-dilutive cash raise, and how he is going to communicate better to the SH, just as he said he would in his last PR. It had better be a grand slam.

  • Reply to

    InfoObjects (HIPP) PR on Geofencing Technology

    by amigomike2004 Jun 27, 2014 10:19 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jun 28, 2014 8:05 AM Flag

    One thing is for sure. EVERYBODY likes a deal on things they are interested in buying. So most people wouldn't be bothered by push notifications on deals of interest.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Based on today's ruling, if I were HIPP I wouldn't spend ONE DIME MORE on IP beginning immediately. No more patent applications, no more responses to office actions on current patent applications, no more payment of any patent maintenance fees, no more discussions with any lawyers on patents or applications, NADA. They are worthless to the company at this point, and every dollar needs to go to the core business. Anything at all having to do with patents that requires time or cash is a luxury at this point. Just get to work and focus all attention on selling ad/marketing services.

  • Reply to

    Posters and Readers of HIPP message board

    by bobadams7002 Jun 19, 2014 11:26 AM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jun 19, 2014 9:50 PM Flag

    justn, unfortunately you are right on all points, though I would argue that it doesn't matter what they say and what's "out" because no one believes them anyway. The BOD, Ivan & Todd are all being painted with the same brush, and the color is incompetence, lack of communication, and communicating the wrong or misleading information. Therefore I believe that it will take several quarters of screaming great results to change the SH's perception. I still think that's possible despite the poor management, because I believe that the real talent starts from Doug Stovall and down. It's not their fault that cash was mismanaged and business strategies were misguided (i.e., putting most of their eggs in the IP basket).

    IF they are right and they are truly at an inflection point, then they will have to prove it, and that will take some time.

    What could swiftly change the poor perception in the marketplace and potentially drive the stock price higher? If Todd and the BOD, Doug Stovall, etc., buy 1+ million shares of HIPP stock on the open market, if the Yahoo ruling is positive, if Todd hires a crackerjack CEO with a proven track record and a big name and steps aside, and/or if they announce several major deals with fortune 100 or other large companies. But for now it's a waiting game.

  • jason9153 jason9153 Jun 12, 2014 8:04 AM Flag

    Does the person "Like" a local TV station on Facebook? If so, this could mean he/she has that station's app and uses it first thing in the morning.
    Do they subscribe to Pandora or similar streaming music service? Chances are they would listen to it on the commute to or from work.
    During work hours, most of us are on our mobile devices, computers and social networks, perhaps stepping out for a few minutes to grab a bite to eat from a local quick service restaurant or other retail outlet. Once we get home, we have the TV on and are sending tweets or texts to friends.
    Put all these touch points together and you have a person's marketing clock. Now you can serve relevant content at relevant times to relevant platforms.
    Take some of the examples listed above. If our fictional person is anything like the rest of us, he/she is probably rushed in the morning and trying to put his/her day together. Not the best time to serve a video call-to-action on Twitter. A more relevant choice would be to serve an in-app rich media add reminding them to pick up something for dinner.
    At work, when we are using multiple devices, content can be delivered across multiple channels. Maybe it's a reminder for a lunch special served on Facebook, a digital banner ad for an abandoned shopping cart item, or a text message reminder sent at 5pm to gas up before the drive home.
    Whatever the content, knowing the correct time and place to use it is an important next step in the continued improvement of mobile, digital and omnichannel marketing. Assembling a marketing clock from known data and consumer touch points will not only inform what content to create, but help you measure its effectiveness, leading to improved campaigns and customer engagements.
    Glenn Stansbury is vice president of brand solutions at Hipcricket

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Relevance Is More Than Just Right Content
    June 11, 2014 By Glenn Stansbury

    It's no surprise that using data to provide relevant content is a hot marketing topic. Companies like Amazon and Netflix have conditioned consumers to expect that every brand interaction should be relevant and personalized. This is a good thing. It pushes companies out of their traditional comfort zones of generic content creation and forces you to examine how to provide value and utility to your customers.

    But, most discussions on relevancy have focused almost exclusively on content. Missing from the conversation is the importance of timing and platform. No matter how personalized or relevant a piece of content is, it won't be effective if it's delivered at the wrong moment or to the wrong platform.

    Create a Marketing Clock
    Recently, there have been many wearable devices and apps that give users insight into their sleep patterns. When are they restless? When are they in deep sleep? These programs map users habits and present them with a summary of how they sleep.

    Marketers have the tools at their disposal to do something similar. We can map the patterns and habits of consumers throughout the day to create a marketing clock. This clock can then inform when to push content to what platform. This makes marketing campaigns relevant not just in in terms of content, but in timing and placement.

    An important first step to creating this marketing clock is to have a person opt-in to a mobile database. A person's mobile number is key to connecting their habits throughout the day and targeting them at the correct time. Their mobile phones are probably the only devices they have within arms reach when they get up, are at the office or when watching TV in the evening.

    Once you have that piece of information, you can start pulling together first, second and third party data to form a clearer picture of marketing touch points throughout the day.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • This is a well run company with a huge upside. Acacia is valued at ~$800 million. MARA is only valued at $50 million. We have tremendous upside over the next few years. I accumulate this stock every chance I get. I believe that this is one of the safest investments in my portfolio, yet has the best upside potential. GLTA longs...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    LD Micro Invitational

    by biggergrove Jun 5, 2014 4:01 PM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jun 5, 2014 7:47 PM Flag

    thanks grove...nicely done! I've spoken with Bill several times and he is a class act, knowledgeable, articulate and business savvy. He is going to take SPDL places no one will ever dream of. I'm very excited about our future!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Dying company

    by neilson_don Jun 2, 2014 2:24 PM
    jason9153 jason9153 Jun 2, 2014 5:17 PM Flag

    justn, that is hilarious insinuating that you are a pumper. I actually think you have the most measured and insightful posts on the board today. kudos to you. I agree that they shouldn't waste this chance to get a crackerjack CEO. Stovall is very good, but too young and inexperienced to be CEO. Todd will not want to do it permanently. They need some new blood. Now is the time.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jason9153 jason9153 Jun 2, 2014 3:25 PM Flag and I agree for once. Cutting Ivan was a good move, and I'm also surprised the stock dipped on the news. I'm guessing that cash is still a large lingering issue on everybody's mind, which will need to be addressed.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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