Entering her seventh year with JESS3 this fall, Leslie Bradshaw has been recognized by Mashable as one of the top 44 female founders to know. Bradshaw's tireless dedication to her team, company and the field of data visualization has earned her the top billing along side such notable entrepreneurs as Kass Lazerow, Buddy Media; Julia Hartz, Eventbrite; Gina Bianchini, MightyBell; Brooke Moreland, Fashism; Rashmi Sinha, SlideShare; Jenn Hyman and Jenny Fleiss, Rent the Runway; Rachel Sklar, Change The Ratio and TheLi.st; and Victoria Ransom, Wildfire.
JESS3 CEO and Founder, Jesse Thomas, had the chance to interview the Community Manager at Skillshare, a new startup focusing on education and sharing skills. Danya Cheskis-Gold gives insight into the philosophy behind Skillshare, and why and how people should use it. Alternative learning options like Skillshare are on the rise to supplement, or even replace, traditional education.
JESS3 has been named one of the top 500 "Fastest Growing Private Companies" by Inc. Magazine for their strong year-over-year growth and proven track record. The company celebrates the 10th anniversary of founder Jesse Thomas' launching JESS3.com this year, as well as co-founder Leslie Bradshaw's 6th anniversary in September.
JESS3 CEO and Founder Jesse Thomas was named as a mentor for 500 Startups. Thomas joins a robust group of more than 175 other industry leaders around the globe. Thomas will share branding, marketing, and visual communication expertise gained from his experience shaping JESS3. Mentors must dedicate at least five hours a month to assisting startups. "I look at this like a badge of honor," said Thomas upon the announcement.
Eloqua, partnering once again with JESS3, has set out to visualize the most influential tech, design, startup and other blogs in the UK with a new infographic, The Blog Tree: UK Edition. This is the third installment to the Blog Tree series first released in late 2010. The UK Edition recognizes the most influential marketing bloggers and incorporates scoring of each blog's influence.
Originally created for CauseShift, the compelling JESS3 infographic gains traction, most recently being featured on Co.Exist. In an article titled, "Infographic: Untangling The Web Of Poverty, Obesity, And Food,"editor Morgan Clendaniel says , This new infographic, by Jess3 for CauseShift, attempts to draw some more concrete connections between poverty and obesity, and also highlights another concept: food insecurity." Comprised of data from states in the U.S., the infographic compares a state’s obesity rate, food assistance rate, poverty rate, and food insecurity level. The article digs in-depth into the data link laid out by the JESS3 inforgraphic.
As part of its continued efforts to fuse the best of Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley, JESS3 has added two new team members to its Washington D.C. workforce. Simon Owens who has many years of expertise in the digital PR space under his belt will be coming in as Director of PR and Glenn Siegman, a skilled backend Engineer, will be joining the development team.
Infographic and data visualization community Visual.ly featured The Workplace Zodiac, an infographic created by JESS3 for Mindjet, on its front page. Outlining the dynamics of different Work Personality Types, the infographic was the final piece of Mindjet’s Workology series, which examines every team member’s role for maximizing team success. Although the project’s original intention was to drive brand awareness, Mindjet incorporated the series into their sales team’s efforts as well. The infographic is now in the top 5% of Business content on Visual.ly.