NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The creators of A+ (http://aplus.com), a proprietary social–driven technology platform, announced today the official launch of their site, which is dedicated to enabling online content creators to extend the reach and value of their work. After a nine-month soft launch, A+ has become a top 50 website and top 11 mobile site in the United States according to Quantcast and is quickly solidifying its place as a game changer in the digital media space with nearly 50 million unique monthly visitors and an average of 100 million page views per month.
Co-founded by entrepreneur and technology investor, Ashton Kutcher, and software developers and entrepreneurs, Evan Beard and Kendall Dabaghi, A+ is uniquely positioned as a blend of a media and technology site that combines socially minded, user-curated content with advanced editorial and monetization tools.
"The concept for A+ started in my living room as an experiment of combining technology with the power of social media to drive additional views of impactful, socially relevant, and sometimes just light-hearted stories throughout the world," said Ashton Kutcher, chairman of the board for A+. "After seeing the initial results, we knew this could really change the way people create and syndicate content online."
"We developed the technology that powers A+ to help online content creators to develop, own and be compensated for engaging content," said Evan Beard, CEO of A+. "Ultimately, our vision is to not only help people who are creating this content to be empowered to spread their stories around the world, but also to bring additional attention to key social conversations taking place on a daily basis through the content we post."
Supported by a team of journalists from Huffington Post and The New York Times, as well as the former Chief Digital Sales Officer of The Wall Street Journal, A+ has a seasoned veteran team of industry experts leading its editorial and advertising processes.
A+ is uniquely suited for brands seeking to expand their native advertising. Its world-class headline, image and text testing tools have proven to regularly drive a 10 to 15-times increase in clicks and shares. Available to all users, these tools allow content creators, influencers and brands to present their content in one of four forms: basic articles, lists, trivia and personality quizzes.
"We've recruited some of the best talent in the media and technology industries to be a part of our team to ensure we're providing top expertise to our partners," said Kendall Dabaghi, president of A+. "We're also the first company to give users equal access to the same tools used internally by leading media companies to create and optimize content, which further differentiates us from existing media sites."
A+ has already inked partnerships with leading brands such as Lenovo and Bacardi and is currently securing additional partnerships with high-profile influencers.
A+ is a social-driven technology platform with an audience of approximately 50 million1 monthly visitors that enables online content creators to extend the reach and value of their work with advanced editorial and monetization tools.
To learn more, please visit http://aplus.com.
Eric Lindbom, Edelman, for A+ [email protected] or 323.202.1419.
1 According to Quantcast and Google Analytics