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CHUTE LAUNCHES CHUTE COMMERCE

A SOCIAL MERCHANDISING PLATFORM FOR ONLINE RETAILERS

February 20, 2014 Add Comment Monica Watson

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Feb. 20, 2014Chute, the complete visual marketing automation platform, today announced Chute Commerce, a social merchandising solution for online retailers.  With Chute Commerce, marketers can now easily integrate customer photos and videos alongside professional photos throughout their storefronts and off-site marketing. This creates rich, engaging experiences for shoppers and boosts conversion for brands to drive sales and increase ROI.

Chute Commerce is an extension of the Chute platform, trusted by leading brands and publishers, including The New York Times, Condé Nast, Benefit Cosmetics, Taco Bell, Starbucks and Nike. Marketers and eCommerce managers can use Chute to discover quality customer photos and videos, organize them, clear rights at scale, and publish the photos at every customer touch point, from banner ads to microsites and now to their online storefronts, product display pages and shoppable social hubs.

Social Merchandising

The process of shopping is highly visual and social. Whether in-store or online, buyers make decisions based on input from others. Chute gives retailers all the tools they need to use customer photos across all of their marketing efforts – whether owned, earned or paid.

“A visual conversation is taking place with or without the retailer. Brands need to embrace social merchandising and amplify their customers’ enthusiasm for their products. Those who do will rise above the noise, ” said Ranvir Gujral, Chute Co-founder and CEO. “Benefit Cosmetics is a great example of a company who wants to expand customer engagement across the web. We’re excited to work with Benefit as our Chute Commerce launch partner.”

“Chute is our go-to partner for UGC campaigns and extending their capabilities onto our eCommerce website is the next logical step. Our girls are already sharing, so we want to create a hub where they can connect with our brand as well as each other. We also want to give consumers a genuine feel for how our products are enjoyed by real customers,” said Cindy Shen, U.S. eCommerce and Global Product Director at Benefit Cosmetics.

Chute Commerce At a Glance

Chute Commerce seamlessly integrates with leading eCommerce and analytics platforms and gives online store managers a flexible range of tools based on desired outcomes, whether engagement, differentiation or ROI.

“We recognize eCommerce managers can’t waste time integrating new technology or risk site performance. We designed Chute Commerce to be incredibly simple to integrate within a brand’s existing eCommerce platform without impacting site response times,” said Gregarious Narain, Chute Co-founder and CTO. “Our solution automates the process to both discover and organize customer photos and videos, which saves our customers time and needless frustration, while giving them nearly unlimited access to quality content to differentiate their storefronts.”

Key Product Features:

Photo Galleries and Social Hubs: Retailers can highlight customers with photo and video galleries at the brand, category or product level.

Shoppable Ads: Brands can attract both new and repeat customers with dynamic ads powered by customer-inspired photos.

Real-time Metrics: Chute provides complete funnel metrics and integrates with eCommerce and analytics platforms, providing up-to-the-minute data about the success of visual media by tracking consumer engagement, cart size and conversion.

For more information about Chute Commerce visit www.getchute.com/solutions/commerce and find a product video at www.youtube.com/getchute.

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 About Chute

Chute is the most comprehensive visual marketing automation platform on the market today, powering everything from billboards to banner ads to native mobile apps with real time content from brands and consumers. We believe the future of business is visual and our tools to manage, measure and drive engagement have become essential for marketers. Chute works with some of the world’s biggest brands and publishers including NBC News, Turner, Condé Nast, the NBA, New York Times, Taylor Made, Samsung and House of Blues Entertainment. For more information, visit www.getchute.com.

About Benefit Cosmetics
Benefit Cosmetics is the San Francisco-based makeup brand that believes laughter is the best cosmetic. Known for fun, instant beauty solutions, Benefit provides women with a playful, interactive experience that is truly unique, bold & girly. The action-packed beauty brand has swept the world with one-of-a-kind cult products like Benetint, Dr. Feelgood, They’re Real mascara & the POREfessional. Benefit is one of the fastest growing prestige beauty brands in the business with over 4000 counters in 40 countries. Famous for Brows, Benefit has been arching, waxing & filling brows for over 35 years. With over 1000 Brow Bars & Boutiques worldwide, the brand has become the brow authority where girls in-the-know get brows on-the-go! Benefit is part of the world’s leading luxury products group, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. www.benefitcosmetics.com

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Jody Farrar
Jody.farrar@getchute.com

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October 17, 2013 Add Comment Monica Watson

One-day event focused on the future of marketing and publishing with visual media

San Francisco, Calif. – Oct. 17, 2013Chute, the first complete visual marketing platform, today announced the inaugural Visual Revolution Summit on Thursday, December 5th, in New York City. This will be an unprecedented gathering of 300 influential leaders from the world of publishers, agencies and brands – all of whom have a vested interest in the future of photo-driven storytelling. This one-day, invite-only event, will focus on digital storytelling, visual branding, consumer generated marketing, sponsored content and conversational media.

“People share more than 700 million photos every day – many of these photos are about brands, trends and events. A visual conversation is taking place and brands and publishers must be part of it,” said Ranvir Gujral, co-founder and CEO, Chute and visionary for the Visual Revolution Summit. “The Visual Revolution Summit creates a unique opportunity for brands, publishers and agencies to discuss, network and actively participate in establishing best practices for engaging and communicating with consumers using visual media now and in the future.”

Visual Revolution Summit
Who: 300 senior level executives in the brand, agency and publishing industries. Request an invitation here.
What: One-day, invite-only summit, comprising of presentations, 1:1 interviews, fireside chats and case studies exploring the future of advertising, marketing and publishing with the industry’s most influential vanguard. More details about the topics being addressed at the Visual Revolution Summit can be found here.
When: Thursday, Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., followed by a networking happy hour concluding at 7 p.m.
Where: Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St., New York  

Speakers
The Visual Revolution Summit is a jam-packed day of dynamic discussions and thought leadership. Attendees will walk away with immediate ideas to explore and implement.

Speakers include:

Ben Huh, CEO, Cheezburger Kira Pollack, Director of Photography, TIME Magazine
Jay Samit, President, ooVoo Ranvir Gujral, Co-founder and CEO, Chute
Matt Sanchez, Co-founder and CEO, Say Media Steve Rubel, Chief Content Strategist, Edelman
Jonathan Perelman, VP of Agency Relations, BuzzFeed Barbara Griffin, Former executive, Turner Broadcasting System
Anna Dickson, Photography Director, AOL/HuffPo Gregarious Narain, Co-founder and CTO, Chute
Scot Safon, CMO, The Weather Channel Markus Spiering, Head of Product, Flickr
Raman Kia, Executive Director, Integrated Strategy, Condé Nast David Berkowitz, CMO, MRY
Balaji Gopinath, VP of Emerging Technology, Turner Broadcasting System Andy Barkett, CTO, Republican National Committee
Ian Schafer, CEO, Deep Focus Matt Ipcar, SVP Strategy and Design, Blue State Digital
Tobias Peggs, CEO, Aviary Vejay Lalla, Partner, Davis & Gilbert LLP
Dorrine Mendoza, Social Media Producer, CNN Digital Marc Wendell, Product Manager, PicScout

For a list of speakers and bios, click here.

The Visual Revolution Summit is presented by Chute and sponsored by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., PicScout and Davis & Gilbert LLP. For more information about the Visual Revolution Summit visit www.visualrevolution.com.

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About Chute:

Chute is the most comprehensive visual brand engagement platform on the market today, powering everything from billboards to banner ads to native mobile apps to live events. The future of brand marketing is visual, and our tools to manage measure and drive engagement are essential for brand marketers. Chute works with the world’s biggest agencies, publishers, brands including NBC, Turner, Condé Nast, NBA, Benefit, Ogilvy, the New York Times and LiveNation. For more information, visit www.getchute.com.

Media Contact:
Jody Farrar
Jody.farrar@getchute.com
415-531-8416

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Chute Launches UGC Rights Solution for Brands and Publishers

Benefit Cosmetics integrates Chute Rights into its consumer marketing

September 25, 2013 Add Comment Monica Watson

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2013) – Y Combinator and Foundry Group-backed Chute announced today Chute Rights, the first scalable solution for brands and publishers to engage with consumers in real-time on Instagram and Twitter and secure the necessary permission to use the images and videos fans have shared. Chute Rights works with the company’s existing visual media platform, which allows brands and publishers to discover, curate and publish user- and brand-generated content, giving Chute the most robust and complete visual marketing solution on the market today.

“With half a billion photos shared every day, consumers are telling incredibly compelling and visual stories about brands. Companies want to highlight these stories, but until now, finding and clearing the rights to use consumer photos and videos was a tedious, manual process,” said Ranvir Gujral, Chute CEO and co-founder. “Chute Rights helps solve this challenge by providing brands and publishers a simple, scalable tool to request the necessary rights and permissions from consumers.”

Initial Customers and Results

For many brands, Chute Rights is more than a tool to request and secure rights – it’s about creating engagement. Chute’s solution makes it possible for brands to comment on individual photos and videos and engage in conversation that is scalable and efficient.

“We want to build meaningful relationships with our fans. Being able to see the content they create about us is not only inspiring, but also provides insights to guide our content strategy,” said Claudia Allwood, director, U.S. digital marketing, Benefit Cosmetics. “Prior to Chute, it was incredibly time consuming to find fan photos and videos, let alone secure the rights to use them. Chute allows us to communicate through a visual platform, breaking down traditional barriers between brand and consumer – something tremendously impactful for a beauty brand.”

With Chute Rights, brands and publishers can see real-time analytics on the status of all the requests they’ve made. Once a consumer agrees to provide rights, the photo or video is automatically moved to an image gallery the brand can immediately begin using in its marketing materials – saving time and reducing human error.

Chute Rights makes it easy for consumers to approve a brand’s request by responding directly through the social platform on which they shared the image or video. As such, brands have seen consumer response rates in excess of 80% when using Chute Rights to request the use of enthusiast photos and videos.

For more information about Chute Rights visit www.getchute.com and watch the Instagram video here.

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About Chute
Chute is the most comprehensive visual brand engagement platform on the market today, powering everything from billboards to banner ads to native mobile apps with real time content from brands and consumers. We believe the future of brand marketing is visual and our tools to manage, measure and drive engagement have become essential for brand marketers. Chute works with some of the world’s biggest brands and publishers including NBC News, Turner, Condé Nast, the NBA, New York Times, Taylor Made, Samsung and House of Blues Entertainment. For more information, visit www.getchute.com.

About Benefit Cosmetics
Benefit Cosmetics is the San Francisco-based makeup brand known around the world for delivering instant beauty solutions with fun & laughter. In fact the brand philosophy has always been, “Laughter is the best cosmetic.”

Co-founded by twin sisters Jean & Jane Ford, Benefit has swept the world with one-of-a-kind cult favorite products like Benetint, Dr. Feelgood, they’re real & the Porefessional. As the Global Brow Authority, Benefit is recognized for our legendary brow shaping services happening daily at our 900+ Brow Bars around the globe. For over 35 years, Benefit’s feel-good, girly yet bold approach and tongue and cheek sense of humor continues to excite and delight women of all ages. Today, with over 4000 counters in 37 countries, Benefit is one of the fastest growing prestige beauty brands in the business and a part of the world’s leading luxury products group, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.

Media Contact:
Jody Farrar
Jody.farrar@getchute.com

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NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Wall Street Journal announced today the 24 startups chosen by Wall Street Journal editors to participate in ‘WSJ Startup of the Year,’ an episodic video documentary for WSJ Live, the Journal’s online video platform. Premiering June 24, the series matches the 24 startups with global business leaders and influencers, and tracks their progress from startup to success over the course of five months. In conjunction with announcing the 24 startups, the Journal has also unveiled the documentary’s sizzle reel and will host a panel discussion on entrepreneurship at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn tomorrow, June 13.

Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, Steve Case, Chairman of the Case Foundation, Chairman of Startup America and co-founder and former CEO of AOL, and Tory Burch, CEO and Designer of Tory Burch LLC, are among the global business leaders participating in WSJ Startup of the Year.

Ranging from the fields of health care and philanthropy to energy and education, the 24 companies were chosen from more than 500 applications. Each startup is based in the U.S., has a prototype or proof of concept in place, and less than $10 million in annual revenue. A quick look at the selected companies condensed from their own words:

  • Asius Technologies: A new way to deliver sound using patented, inflatable in-ear technology that delivers a richer sound at one-quarter of the volume. asiustechnologies.com
  • Brain Sentry: Targeting the more than seven million youth in the U.S. who play football, lacrosse and hockey, Mr. Sentry has developed a helmet-mounted sensor that emits audible alerts when an athlete experiences significant head impact. brainsentry.com
  • Brewla: With a focus on consumer health, Brewla aims to reinvent frozen food with items derived from brewed processes. Their current product line, Brewla Bars, are all-natural ice pops with no more than 70 calories, less sugar than an apple, and naturally enhanced with vitamins and minerals. brewlabars.com
  • Chute: Helps brands, publishers and agencies leverage real-time and user-generated visual content from photo-sharing tools like Instagram and Flickr. getchute.com
  • Gamemaster: Creates a seamless transition between the digital and analog worlds by interactively connecting people through mobile real-life games to be played in real-time. gamemaster-inc.com
  • Infina Connect Healthcare Systems: Automates manual coordination processes, enabling medical practices to send, receive and track patient referrals. Since inception, the company has served more than 4,500 physician users in 1,500 clinics in North Carolina. infinaconnect.com
  • Kairos: Brings facial recognition to businesses via Kairos ID, helping retailers identify and better serve loyalty customers in-store. kairos.io
  • Kenai Sports: Sportswear brand that makes clothing out of trash, including plastic bottles, cell phone cases, keyboards and organic waste, from landfills across the country. kenaisports.com
  • Light Point Security: Protects enterprises from web-based malware by allowing employees to browse the web from a virtual machine in the cloud. lightpointsecurity.com
  • LiveSchool: Provides schools nationwide with a system for tracking and improving school culture via an app to track behavior and other key classroom management data. whylivesschool.com
  • The Muse: A career platform that helps people figure out what they want to do with their lives – and then how to get there – by surfacing job listings, career content and rich media profiles from a spectrum of retail, tech and media companies. themuse.com
  • MyCityWay: A multi-national startup pioneering a new generation of self-learning, personalized mobile interfaces and apps to guide residents and visitors through their daily experiences. mycityway.com
  • NanoSatisfi: Grounded by the premise that access to space should be simple and widespread, the company enables students and educators to run their own applications, games and experiments onboard a satellite.nanosatisfi.com
  • PlanetReuse Marketplace: With a mission to help reduce the amount of landfill waste in the U.S. from 40% to 30% by 2020, PlanetReuse Marketplace powered by InvenQuery makes reclaimed material easier to procure to save money, serve LEED efforts and sustain the planet. marketplace.planetreuse.com
  • Radiate Athletics: A sports apparel brand designed to inspire athletes to achieve optimal performance levels by showing body temperature increases during exercise through color changes in the apparel itself.radiateathletics.com
  • Rebellion PhotonicsBuilds special chemical imaging cameras that can spot explosive gas leaks on rigs and refineries. rebellionphotonics.com
  • Snaps!: Allows users to add virtual content or “snaps” to new or existing photos to connect brands and consumers more easily. snapsapp.com
  • Speek: Makes simple, free and visual conference calls by creating an easy-to-remember personal link (i.e., speek.com/YourName) for calls rather than using a traditional phone number and PIN. speek.com
  • SwipeSense: Aims to save 100,000 lives lost every year due to hospital-acquired infections by providing hospital staff with a portable, trackable hand sanitation device that dispenses alcohol gel with the swipe of a hand while transmitting usage data wirelessly to a web-based application. swipesense.com
  • Syntellia: Revolutionizes typing on smartphones by allowing users to type on the familiar keyboard layout without needing to look at the screen. It does this through patent-pending, predictive text technology initially created for the blind. syntellia.com
  • Trendalytics: A platform that helps brands and retailers understand which merchandise trends resonate with consumers in the apparel and accessories industry by monitoring over a billion online signals and leveraging proprietary algorithms to identify patterns in online search behavior and consumer engagement.trendalytics.co
  • Troop IDDigital identification technology that allows members of the military community to securely prove military service online in order to claim exclusive benefits from retailers. troopid.com
  • WeDidIt: An online and mobile platform for nonprofit fundraising that provides organizations the tools they need to develop and launch engaging crowdfunding. wedid.it
  • ZinePak: Creates small-format entertainment magazines called ‘ZinePaks for celebrities, musicians and brands. zinepak.com

Dovetailing with the launch and as part of the Northside Festival, a multi-day event focused on technology, music and film, the Journal is hosting a panel focused on entrepreneurship tomorrow, June 13, in the Wythe Hotel’s private screening room in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Moderated by Vanessa O’Connell (@VanessaOConnell), the Journal’s entrepreneurship editor and creator of The Accelerators blog, the panel features three Startup of the Year mentors: Jeff Pulver, co-founder of Vonage, David Tisch, managing partner at Box Group and co-founder of TechStars NYC, and Nancy Lublin, CEO of Do Something Inc.

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the exclusive sponsor of the five-month project. Launched in 2012, NYSE’s Big Startup initiative is a nationwide jobs-growth program designed to connect young companies and entrepreneurs with corporate America.

NYSE is not involved in the creation of the content, which is solely the responsibility of The Wall Street Journal news department.

WSJ Startup of the Year is produced in conjunction with New York-based production company Ish Entertainment.

To watch WSJ Startup of the Year’s sizzle reel, please visit: wsj.com/startupoftheyear

About The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is America’s largest newspaper by total average circulation with more than 2.3 million subscribers and 36 million global digital visitors per month. In recent years, The Journal has expanded its core content offering to include coverage of the arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and personal health, building on its heritage as the leading source of business and financial news. Published by Dow Jones, one of the world’s largest news gathering operations with 2,000 journalists in more than 50 countries, the Wall Street Journal now spans 12 editions in nine languages, engaging readers across newspapers, websites, magazines, social media, and video. The Journal holds 35 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.

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Y-Combinator backed Chute continues to power the visual revolution by announcing first-to-market ad product to leverage real-time visual content. Condé Nast Traveler is first customer to leverage Chute Ads for brand and user generated photos in banner units.

Chute, the platform for brands, publishers, and developers to leverage real-time visual content, today announced that it has closed a $7 million Series A equity round led by Foundry Group, with existing investors Freestyle Capital and U.S. Venture Partners contributing to the round.

“The Chute platform provides its clients with the ability to better ingest, understand, manage and leverage real-time visual content. Chute’s arsenal of developer tools and media platforms is what ignited Foundry Group’s interest in the company,” Foundry Managing Director Ryan McIntyre said.

“At Foundry Group, we are deeply interested in companies that provide ‘magic infrastructure’ for developers that makes it simple for them to deploy complex yet elegant functionality at scale that integrates easily with their new and existing mobile and web apps,” McIntyre said. “With over 500 billion photos taken via smartphones in 2012, Chute’s cloud media platform enables brands, publishers and developers to participate in the massive visual conversation happening every day.”

In conjunction with its latest round of funding, Chute is announcing Chute Ads, a first of its kind product that allows brands to inject real-time visual content into digital advertising units. Chute is also announcing that Condé Nast Traveler is the first to use Chute Ads’ real-time and user-generated photo capabilities on cntraveler.com. Chute and Condé Nast Traveler are enabling brand advertisers to meld paid, owned, and earned media efforts, thereby revolutionizing web ads by making them more interactive, personal, novel, and visual for marketers and consumers alike.

“Chute Ads provides an innovative tactic for Condé Nast and its brands to give advertisers the ability to also be publishers,” said Craig Kostelic, Advertising Director, Digital, and Global Head of Digital Sales at Condé Nast Traveler. “The ads encourage user interaction and provide a more engaging and immersive experience, which makes the ads more effective and more attractive to consumers. Real-time content means audiences will never see the same ad twice, and in-ad calls-to-action ensure engagement and long-term relationships.”

Since its launch in 2012, Chute has seen substantial growth – processing and serving billions of photos for clients like NBC News, Turner, House of Blues Entertainment, Condé Nast, the NBA, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Chute continues to grow as more companies turn to visual content to help tell media-rich stories.

The new funds will be used primarily to expand product offerings and scale operations as the company continues to expand the ways in which it is shepherding and powering the visual revolution.

“We are known for our strength in helping brands and publishers leverage owned and earned visual content. By being the first company to complete the loop and help companies leverage owned and earned media in their paid efforts as well, we are broadening brands’ visual storytelling capabilities and helping them drive deeper relationships with audiences,” said Ranvir Gujral, Co-Founder of Chute.

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About Chute
Chute is a mobile and Web platform that makes it easy to add photo and video functionality to any application or site. Chute works with some of the world’s biggest publishers and brands including NBCNews.com, Turner, Condé Nast, Saks Fifth Avenue, and House of Blues Entertainment, combining cloud infrastructure with extensive developer tools to provide instant media infrastructure to new and existing mobile and Web applications. SlideChute, built on top of the Chute platform, makes it easy to collect, manage and display user-generated photos across the Web. For more information, please visit http://www.getchute.com.

Media Contact:
Stephan Pechdimaldji
Spark PR
Stephan(at)sparkpr(dot)com
415.531.4847

About Foundry Group
Foundry Group is a venture capital firm focused on making investments in early-stage information technology, Internet and software startups. Its third venture fund of $225m was launched in September 2012 and is managed by four managing directors with over five decades of combined experience in venture capital investing. During that time they have invested in over 100 companies as institutional investors and over 50 companies as angel investors. Additionally, they have over three decades of entrepreneurial experience in founding and working in senior operating roles inside technology startups.

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Social@Ogilvy and Chute Announce #DOSXSW for SXSW Interactive

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Social@Ogilvy and Chute at SXSW Interactive:
Capture, Create and Share with #DOSXSW

Leading Social Media Agency and Media-Rich App Developer Partner To Capture SXSW Highlights and Key Innovations Through Photo-Sharing Contest Offering an Insider’s Look at the Very Best of SXSW

New York, NY, March 5, 2013 – Social@Ogilvy, the largest social media marketing communications network in the world, and Chute, the leading platform for building media-rich apps and sites for brands and publishers, today announced that they will be partnering for a user-generated photo contest at this year’s annual South by South West (SXSW) Interactive festival. To participate, SXSW attendees need to capture, create and share photos of the five-days of South by, from March 8 – 12 http://sxsw.com/interactive . The contest will be held on the popular photo sharing and social network app Instagram. The tagged photos will be featured on DOSXSW2013.com and on a dedicated content channel on BuzzFeed for the best of the best.

Inspired by Ogilvy & Mather’s founder David Ogilvy (D.O.), #DOSXSW encourages SXSW attendees to take a participatory role in the five-day interactive portion of the festival by creating and disseminating key ideas and trends to the rest of the world through photo-sharing. By offering attendees the opportunity to express their creativity and share the best moments, #DOSXSW will add value outside of the festival by providing an inside look at the on-the-ground trends, panels, people, brands and culture.

“Creativity is at Ogilvy’s core and the Social@Ogilvy team strives to bring this to all of our work. In turn, we want to see how creative SXSW attendees are; with this year’s event for inspiration and using the tools available on today’s visual social web,” states Gemma Craven, New York Group Head, Social@Ogilvy.

Using its API, Chute will aggregate the photos and stream them on the DOSXSW2013.com website and at a live event for clients of Social@Ogilvy. Chute’s involvement in the partnership and contest represents and reflects the company’s ongoing commitment in powering the “visual revolution,” as brands and publishers look to leverage user-generated content in managing relationships with their audiences.

“For years SXSW has been the arbiter of innovation and the ultimate taste-maker for creativity and inspiration,” said Ranvir Gujral, Co-founder of Chute. “Combining Social@Ogilvy’s creative power with our technology to help tell the story of this year’s festival through photos is just another example of that innovation. We look forward to enabling this year’s attendees to express themselves at SXSW through the power of digital imagery.”

In addition to being featured on the site and on BuzzFeed’s content channel, five winners (one per day) will receive a $200 American Express gift card. The judging panel includes Jon Steinberg, President and COO of web-sensation BuzzFeed; Ranvir Gujral, Co-founder of Chute and Calle Sjoenell, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather New York, among others. The judges will evaluate the photos and choose a daily winner based on the most creativity and representation of the daily challenge. The daily prompts, which will be announced each day on Ogilvy’s Instagram (@OgilvyMather), will challenge users to capture what’s next in technology/start-ups and show how brands are breaking through at SXSW Interactive.

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Social@Ogilvy
Social@Ogilvy is the largest social media marketing communications network in the world. Named 2011 Global Digital/Social Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report, the practice leverages social media expertise across all Ogilvy & Mather disciplines, offering an extensive list of services within the foundational business solutions – Listening and Analytics; Social Business Solutions; Social Media Marketing and Communications; Social Shopping; Social CRM; Social Care; and Conversation Impact. For more information, visit social.ogilvy.com and connect with us at www.facebook.com/socialogilvy, www.twitter.com/socialogilvy, www.slideshare.com/socialogilvy.

Chute
Chute helps brands and publishers ingest, manage, display and optimize visual content through our API/SDKs, cloud platform, and brand and publisher friendly applications. We currently work with some of the world’s biggest brands, agencies, publishers, and developers, including NBCNews.com, Turner, Condé Nast, Saks Fifth Avenue, and House of Blues Entertainment, combining cloud infrastructure with extensive developer tools to provide instant media infrastructure to new and existing mobile and Web applications. For more information, please visit www.getchute.com, and connect with us at www.facebook.com/getchute and www.twitter.com/getchute.

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Chute Media Gallery App Goes Live in Echo’s App Ecosystem

December 6, 2012 Add Comment Andy Kaufman

Chute Media Gallery, a real time application that we collaborated with Echo to build and recently previewed for youis now available in the Echo App Ecosystem.

“People are producing visual content about brands every day,” said Khris Loux, Co-founder and CEO of Echo. “Chute Media Galleries provide an easy and efficient way to instantly harness this content and use it to create engaging, real-time experiences for websites, microsites or as part of marketing and advertising programs.”

As an Echo Enabled App, Chute Media Galleries inherits a number of important capabilities from the Echo Platform, including automatic spam filtering and advanced moderation controls.

“We see significant value in being part of the Echo Enabled Program,” said Ranvir Gujral, CEO of Chute. “Echo provides a robust foundation for this app while serving as a sales and marketing channel into large enterprises that want to better manage the relationship with their audiences and be part of the visual revolution. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Echo and being part of their collective movement to transform the web from static to real-time.”

The Chute Media Gallery App is currently available through Echo’s App Ecosystem.

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