SocialVibe is a new social media platform that is revolutionizing the way people use social networks. SocialVibe is designed to enable interaction between people, the brands they love and the causes they’re passionate about. Members can create personalized badges by choosing their favorite brand sponsors and charities and then add these badges to an existing social media profile, such as MySpace, or a blog or Website.
The best part is that by displaying the SocialVibe badge on profile pages, consumers receive points that accrue towards direct charity donations! Members can choose from a variety of brands including Coca-Cola, NBA, Sprint and Nestle, as well as several charities such as World Wildlife Fund, PETA, Surfrider and Partnership for a Drug-Free America.
SocialVibe.com is the only site that allows users to translate their time online and their presence on social networks into real charitable donations. The more profile views you have, the more money gets donated to the charity of your choice. SocialVibe provides an easy way for people to support the causes they are personally passionate about simply by being a part of online communities.
“SocialVibe recognizes the power and influence of the individual within social media,” said Joe Marchese, founder and president, SocialVibe. “Our platform empowers individuals to wield this power and influence for a good cause while presenting brands with a unique platform to connect with a rapidly growing number of users. Pilot partners of SocialVibe, include Coca-Cola, NBA, Sprint and Nestle.”
It provides brand partners with a turnkey solution for engaging consumers and building loyalty. Members of SocialVibe act as brand ambassadors, selecting brands they love and spreading the word throughout their networks. It has partnered with the most requested non-profit organizations, including World Wildlife Fund, PETA, charity:water, One Laptop Per Child, Surfrider Foundation, Direct Relief International, Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Invisible Children and Donors Choose.
By supporting brands, members earn points that accrue towards direct charity donations, while at the same time its members can earn perks, including one-of-a-kind travel experiences, high-end gadgets and access to exclusive events. In public beta since February 2008, SocialVibe has grown 300% per month with thousands of new members joining daily. Since the public beta kick-off, it has already donated more than $30,000 to 14 charities.
“It’s amazing what the power of one can do,” said Matthew Lush, MySpace user with more than 400,000 friends. “I can finally help more people by raising money effortlessly. I’m so glad a site like SocialVibe has finally arrived.”
“SocialVibe provided us with access to consumers who self-select our brand and are active in social media. The platform provided a new way for us to engage with consumers on a deeper level and give our brand advocates a voice,” said Joe Ferry, interactive marketing manager, Nestle.
SocialVibe received $4.2 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint Ventures in December 2007. Redpoint Ventures partner Greg Martin joined SocialVibe’s board of directors as part of the financing.