NEW YORK – March 27, 2012 – Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR), an integrated global communications firm, today announced two significant client additions to its New York Technology group: Shutterstock, the global marketplace for imagery and C-Vibes Ltd, creator of the popular social conversation app Chumkee, both of whom have enlisted Ogilvy PR as their U.S. PR agency of record.
“It’s very exciting to add new technology clients that are playing integral roles in redefining digital lifestyle,” said Kate Cronin, Managing Director of Ogilvy PR New York. “We are incredibly proud of these strategic new client wins and look forward to delivering creative and effective solutions for these innovative clients.”
With an extensive library of more than 18 million high-quality stock photographs, vectors, illustrations and footage, Shutterstock provides businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations access to high-quality, fresh, affordable, commercial digital imagery. Since its founding in 2003, more than 200 million images have been downloaded. Shutterstock appointed Ogilvy PR to support corporate communications efforts and overall media relations.
"Shutterstock is a dynamic, creative company, and partnering with an organization like Ogilvy PR that shares those values, enables us to deeply collaborate and meet our communication objectives," said Jon Oringer, Founder and CEO of Shutterstock. "We have already seen strong results from our partnership, and look forward to building our brand more through our collaboration."
C-Vibes Ltd, the developer of Chumkee, a free app which connects people through conversations sparked by videos and photos, tapped Ogilvy PR to help the company to expand its brand and market presence in the U.S., as well as internationally, through traditional and social media. With its innovative interface, real-time translations and users from 120 countries, Chumkee serves as an outlet to showcase creativity best featured through video or photo, such as artwork, song or dance, or 30-second talking heads with people simply sharing what’s on their minds. Other users can then respond with their own video, photo or text comments. With its unique interface, Chumkee has organically grown enthusiastic communities and connected people from all over the world to others with the same interests.
“As we look to build awareness of our social conversation app Chumkee, we are excited to work with an experienced group like Ogilvy that fully understands and embraces the opportunity that social interaction offers,” said C-Vibes Ltd. co-founder David Aumonier.
All of the assignments will include a team of specialists with experience spanning technology, corporate reputation and social media PR professionals.
Shutterstock Images LLC is a leading global provider of high-quality stock photography, vectors, illustrations and footage to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world.
Shutterstock works closely with its growing contributor community of photographers, videographers, illustrators and designers to curate a global marketplace for royalty-free, top-quality imagery. Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of rights-cleared images each week, and with more than 18 million files currently available, the company recently celebrated its 200-millionth image download.
Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock agency that offers both credit and simple Pay As You Go purchasing options.
For more information, please visit http://www.shutterstock.com, and follow Shutterstock on Twitter or on Facebook.
About C-Vibes Ltd.
C-Vibes Ltd is the creator of Chumkee, a free mobile app which brings people together through video and photo conversations. With its innovative interface and real-time translations of over 30 different languages and users from 100 countries, Chumkee offers a fun new way of socializing that transcends language and location. Users can express themselves, engage with friends and meet new people through video or photo posts and replies. For more information, please go to www.chumkee.com or the App Store.
About Ogilvy Public Relations
Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 80 offices across six continents. In 2011, Ogilvy won more Cannes PR Lions than any other agency worldwide, was named Global Digital/Social Consultancy of the Year by the Holmes Report, won Specialist Agency of the Year in Asia Pacific (Campaign Asia), and won the WPP global, top award (WPPed Cream, Crème de la Crème) for the fourth time in five years. Ogilvy PR integrates deeply with all Ogilvy & Mather disciplines (advertising, direct marketing, activation, promotional, digital and entertainment) through the proprietary Ogilvy Fusion™ approach to delivering comprehensive, business solutions through content creation, community building, and communications with measurable results. Ogilvy PR is a unit of Ogilvy & Mather, a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world's largest communications services groups. For more information, visit our Web site at www.ogilvypr.com or follow us on Twitter at @ogilvypr.