“Giiv.com is thrilled to partner with Cory Monteith to help people rediscover the joys of gifting,” said Michelle Crames, founder and CEO of Giiv.com.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2010
Ever wonder how today’s busiest Hollywood stars stay in touch in the face of hectic travel and filming schedules? Giiv.com, the rapidly growing mobile gifting platform, today announced it has partnered with “Glee” star Cory Monteith to spread the word about Giiv.com, a service that allows busy users to send gifts for holidays, special occasions and milestones instantly, easily and personally via text message.
“Giiv.com is thrilled to partner with Cory Monteith to help people rediscover the joys of gifting,” said Michelle Crames, founder and CEO of Giiv.com. “In today’s hectic world, it’s all too easy to let a birthday, anniversary or special occasion slip by without sending a gift. Cory will help us remind consumers that there is an easy and meaningful way to surprise and delight their loved ones, and to ensure that special moments will never be overlooked again.”
In his role as spokesperson, Monteith welcomes the user to the Giiv.com website with a how-to video, and is featured throughout the site with examples of gifts from retailers including Sephora.com, Overstock.com, Zappos.com, Macy’s, GlobalGiving, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Teleflora, Fandango, Barnes&Noble.com, Wine.com and more. In the coming weeks, additional videos of Monteith will be available at Giiv.com, including one in which he explains how to donate to Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group that works to help homeless youth.
To see Monteith’s videos and experience the service, consumers can visit http://www.giiv.com , download Giiv.com’s iPhone app or log on to its Facebook page, select a gift and enter the recipient’s cell phone number. Users can include a personal message of up to 140 characters, which will then be sent directly to the recipient’s cell phone, with an image of the item gifted and a gift code to redeem in-store or online.
Founded in 2009, Giiv.com is based on a simple idea: that giving a gift should be fun, fast, and easy. Giiv.com lets consumers give gifts from their favorite retailers anytime, anywhere, instantaneously. The sender simply selects a gift and enters in the recipient's cell phone number with a personal message. The lucky recipient then instantly receives a text message with a gift code to redeem in store or online. No paper, no plastic, no waiting!
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