San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
Chute, a visual marketing automation company, today announced the addition of John Battelle, founder of WIRED Magazine, Federated Media and, most recently, sovrn and NewCo, to its board of directors. In addition, the company launched its Visual Content Engine for brands, which provides marketers with automated tools to acquire permission to use fan photos and videos, publish this visual media across all of their marketing channels, and obtain real-time analytics on performance. Chute also opened its New York office led by David Bear, former global agency director for Microsoft.
“The marketing and advertising landscape is dramatically changing. Chute provides an immediate resolution to the challenge brands now face as publishers themselves,” said John Battelle. “Leveraging consumer photos and videos as a new form of content marketing not only works, but is also necessary as brands and agencies are pushed to produce engaging, authentic content at an unprecedented rate.”
John began his career in digital media with the launch of WIRED Magazine, and has subsequently founded or been involved in the creation of several of the most influential businesses, media sources, and conferences in the world, including the Web 2.0 Summit and NewCo conference series. As one of the forefathers of digital media and advertising, he brings unparalleled industry experience to help Chute further expand its solution for brands, agencies, and publishers.
“There isn’t another person who has had as much success predicting the future of media and creating platforms with which brands want to engage as John. His insights and experience are of paramount importance to Chute’s future growth,” said Ranvir Gujral, co-founder and CEO, Chute. “With John joining our board, and the addition of David opening our New York office, Chute is poised to better serve our customers coast to coast and challenge the status quo for how marketers communicate and engage with consumers.”
Chute is trusted by leading brands and publishers, including Benefit Cosmetics, Ann Taylor, adidas, Nike, Condé Nast, Here Media, and NBCUniversal. As part of its Visual Content Engine for brands, Chute released several industry-leading features including:
Chute helps brands turn visual content into engagement and actionable insights. Curate the best photos and videos from fans, obtain permission to use their content, gain valuable insights about your influencers, and publish authentic visual media everywhere – from billboards to banner ads and everything in between. Chute works with some of the world’s biggest brands and publishers, including Ann Taylor, Atlantic Records, Benefit Cosmetics, NBCUniversal, Turner, Condé Nast, New York Times, and Nike. For more information, visit http://www.getchute.com.
Tristan Kruth, TriplePoint PR for Chute