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  • 'PEOPLE' And WhoSay Announce First-Of-Its-Kind Content Distribution And Monetization Partnership

    WhoSay March 26, 2014

    Time Inc.'s PEOPLE, the world's most successful entertainment magazine brand reaching more than 53 million consumers weekly, and WhoSay, the first media company powered by celebrities themselves, announced a deal that will enhance the consumer experience, as well as create unique opportunities for brands. For the first time, celebrities can now immediately publish content directly on PEOPLE.com, along with their current social channels Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and China's WeChat and Tencent.

  • WhoSay Launches New Digital Entertainment Magazine Powered By Celebrities

    WhoSay September 17, 2013

    WhoSay, the first media company ever powered by celebrities themselves, announces the launch of its free iOS app and new desktop experience that provides fans with a highly-interactive, customizable digital magazine focused on celebrities in entertainment and sports.

  • Talking Tech | WhoSay helps celebrities connect to fans

    USA Today April 17, 2013 Jefferson Graham

    In the Internet age, media websites can generate heavy traffic based on photos of celebrities, and make money from the images through advertising revenue.

  • Follow the 4 P's to Create a Strong Social Brand Community

    MediaBistro March 8, 2013 Nancy Lazarus

    Passion, participation, pictures and the popularity of celebrities like Betty White: those are among the key elements for creating a strong fan base on social platforms, according to a panel of digital media executives at Digital Hollywood's Media Summit in New York on Wednesday.

  • WhoSay Gets $12 Million Series C Led By Comcast Ventures For Its Celebrity-Centric Social Platform

    Tech Crunch July 24, 2012 Colleen Taylor

    WhoSay, an online media management platform for celebrities and other "influencers," has raised $12 million in a new funding round led by Comcast Ventures.

  • WhoSay Raises $12 Million For Celebrity Content Management while Teasing Direct to Fan Publishing

    PandoDaily July 24, 2012 Michael Carney

    Celebrity-focused social media management platform WhoSay has raised $12 million in Series C financing led by Comcast Ventures, with participation from existing investors Greylock Partners, Amazon and High Peaks Ventures participating, as well as Chinese social media portal Tencent.

  • WhoSay, the Instagram to the stars, gets $12M Series C round

    Paid Content July 24, 2012 Daniel Frankel

    WhoSay, a maker of social media asset management tools for celebrities, corporations and other big brands, has announced $12 million in Series C funding, led by Comcast Ventures.

  • Viacom and WhoSay Forge Relationship Spanning Sales, Marketing, Content Creation

    PR Newswire April 30, 2012

    Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) and WhoSay Inc., the leading personal media management platform for high-profile film, television, music, and sports personalities, today announced that Viacom Advertising Sales will serve as the exclusive sales force for WhoSay, selling inventory for the site.

  • Viacom, WhoSay Team to Integrate Social Content, Marketing Cross-Platform

    Online Media Daily April 30, 2012 Laurie Sullivan

    Viacom Media Networks will announce a deal Monday that allows the company to sell premium and custom social content, supporting linear, digital and mobile through an agreement with WhoSay, a platform aimed at supporting celebrities on social and publisher Web sites.

  • Viacom, WhoSay Announce Partnership

    The Hollywood Reporter April 29, 2012 THR Staff

    Viacom and WhoSay, an online platform for film, TV, music and sports personalities which has more than 1,000 members, have announced that Viacom advertising sales will be the website's sales force.

  • Startup Aims to Make Social Media Easier for Superstars

    Entrepreneur February 16, 2012 Gwen Morgan

    When Tom Hanks tweets or posts a photo on Facebook, chances are he's not using one of those social media management platforms built for the unwashed masses. Instead, celebs like Hanks, Steven Tyler and Sofia Vergara have been granted free access to the insider world of WhoSay…

  • How One Entrepreneur Is Connecting Celebrities With Their Fans

    Mashable January 26, 2012 Mashable Video

    After graduating from the famed Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve Ellis spent the next decade trying to make it in the music business, while tending bar on the side. According to Ellis, he was one of the lowest earning Wharton grads in the school's history.

  • WhoSay, AP Strike Partnership That Enables Stars to License Their Own Photos to Media Outlets

    The Hollywood Reporter January 13, 2012 Kimberly Nordyke

    WhoSay, Hollywood's newest social media hub, has teamed up with the Associated Press to give its members the option to provide their exclusive, personal photos and videos to AP Images for licensing to major media outlets worldwide.

  • THR's 2012 Digital Power 50

    The Hollywood Reporter January 11, 2012 THR Staff

    "Plenty of websites post celebrity photos, but the celebrities don't get any of the benefits," says Ellis, 40. That's why he created WhoSay, which hosts free, easy-to-update online content for invite-only celebs like Tom Hanks, Enrique Iglesias, Stan Lee, Steve Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rihanna.

  • Percenteries Help Celebs Surf Social Wave

    Variety October 17, 2011 Andrew Wallenstein

    Talent agencies are establishing ties with a new generation of start-ups that specialize in managing celebrities' footprint across social media.

  • Greylock Goes Hollywood, Adds to WhoSay Funding

    AllThingsD October 3, 2011 Liz Gannes

    A start-up that counts megastars like Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler and Ellen DeGeneres among its active users now has a high-profile Silicon Valley investor: Greylock Partners.

  • WhoSay Adds Greylock Partners to Its List of Investors

    Venture Beat October 3, 2011 Tom Cheredar

    WhoSay, a platform that helps celebrities manage their web presence, has added venture capital firm Greylock Partners to its list of investors, the company announced Monday.

  • WhoSay Returns Social Media Copyright Back to Celebrities

    Billboard July 1, 2011 Sarah Maloy

    When Rihanna, Keith Urban, Demi Lovato or "Glee" star Darren Criss tweets a photo, the link will likely point to a site called WhoSay, rather than to more widely-used photo sharing sites like TwitPic, Yfrog and Plixi.

  • Increasing Number of Celebs Relying on Twitter Client WhoSay

    MediaBistro June 28, 2011 Richard Horgan

    The fingerprints of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) are all over WhoSay, a third-party app that is quietly becoming the go-to social media intermediary for A-list celebrities like Tom Hanks, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sarah Silverman. In large part because the LA startup pays users for transmitted photos, video, and other content.

  • WhoSay Brings Social Media to the Stars (Video)

    AllThingsD June 28, 2011 Liz Gannes

    Have you noticed that lately an increasing number of tweets from famous people are tagged "via WhoSay"? What is this WhoSay app — and if it's good enough for Steven Tyler and Tom Hanks and Eva Longoria, can you use it too?

  • WhoSay tames social networking for celebrities

    AFP May 12, 2011 Glenn Chapman

    Startup WhoSay has been working quietly in the background helping Hollywood stars keep control of pictures and videos at social networking sensations Twitter and Facebook.

  • Stars Gain Control of Online Images

    NYTimes May 5, 2011 Jeremy Beiler

    When Tom Hanks posts a message to Twitter leading his 1.8 million followers to view a photo, perhaps of him in a candid moment on a movie set, they are sent to a special kind of site, one that gives him and other celebrities new control over their presence on social media.