Shuttersong Enhances App with Digital Greetings from American Greetings' AG Interactive App lets you create, share and save audio-enhanced digital cards
BOSTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shuttersong® (www.shuttersong.com) today announced they are teaming up with AG Interactive Inc., a subsidiary of American Greetings Corporation and a leading provider of electronic greetings and other content for the digital marketplace, to provide digital cards through the mobile app. Now, using the Shuttersong mobile app, consumers can purchase digital greeting card content packs offered by AG Interactive, personalize the card with a voice or a song clip from their music library, share one-to-one or via social networks and, importantly, save and treasure the card forever. AG Interactive is the first company to provide content on Shuttersong's patent-pending technology and this collaboration will enable new ways for users to express their feelings through digital and socially-shareable greeting cards.
At launch, the content packs from AG Interactive will include smart phone screen optimized digital cards for: Birthdays, Thinking of You, Love and Dating, and Quotes and Inspiration – with more to follow.
Shuttersong, which launched its app in September 2013, is the first to provide people with the option to embed 15 seconds of sound into a JPEG. Since launch, Shuttersong has seen a tremendous response to its app around the world – attracting everyone from clever moms sharing talking images of their children, teens snapping selfies with soundtracks, to professional athletes sharing World Championship victories.
"We recognize that users are connecting in more ways than ever, and we are committed to providing our industry-leading content to them wherever they are," said Eliza Wing, director of digital brands at AG Interactive, "We feel Shuttersong's technology and app provide users with a great way to elevate the emotion of our cards through the addition of song clips and recorded voice messages."
"The combination of image and sound elicits powerful emotions," said William Agush, founder and CEO of Shuttersong, "Teaming up with AG Interactive will transform the way people create and share meaningful moments both privately and socially."
Shuttersong® was founded by marketing veteran William Agush who was inspired by a "talking photo frame" that played the toddler voice of his now-adult son. By bringing together a team of business, marketing and technical experts, Shuttersong was formed and backed by a group of financial investors that recognized the app's potential. Shuttersong's advisory board includes executives from AOL, Brilig/Merkle, Constant Contact, DART DoubleClick, HighStart Group, Ideeli, YP.com, Microtouch, Snickleways and AEG. Shuttersong is based in Wellesley, MA. Follow the company, as well as the many #Shuttersongs created, on Twitter at @shuttersong and on Facebook. Shuttersong is a registered trademark of Shuttersong Incorporated.
About American Greetings Corporation:
For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships to create happiness, laughter and love. The Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of greetings on the Web, including greeting cards available at Cardstore.com and electronic greeting cards available at AmericanGreetings.com. In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.9 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit http://corporate.americangreetings.com.