New York, New York, March 5, 2012 - Gilt Groupe Inc., the innovative online shopping destination, announced today an exclusive partnership with Klout, the standard for influence. Through this first-of-its-kind partnership, Gilt members and Klout users can use their influence to receive a percentage off of their Gilt.com purchase that matches their Klout Score – for example, if your Klout Score is 81-100, you could receive up to 100 percent off of your purchase. This Perk starts on Tuesday, March 6, will roll out in increments to users and is valid for a limited amount of time. You can access the Perk by going to (http://klout.com/#/perk/Gilt/Gilt).
In addition, Klout and Gilt have selected key influencers across several categories, including fashion, interior design, social media, finance and parenting, and have asked them to curate a special sale to be featured across five of Gilt.com's properties – Men, Women, Baby & Kids, Taste and Home. Curators include Loren Ridinger for Gilt Women's business, Art Jonak for Gilt MAN, Ciaran Blumenfeld for Gilt Baby and Kids, Erin Loechner for Gilt HOME and Pim Techmuanvivit for Gilt Taste. This special sale starts on Wednesday, March 7 at 12:00 p.m. EST and lasts for 36 hours.
"Klout has the ability to identify influencers and Gilt has the platform to connect those influencers with brands and an engaged shopper audience," said Andy Page, President of Gilt. "Together this creates a very unique offering to both Klout and Gilt's member base and we are thrilled to partner with Klout on this sale."
"We are proud to team up with Gilt to bring such amazing value to our users," said Joe Fernandez, CEO and Co-Founder of Klout. "We believe that everyone has influence, and created Klout to help people understand and benefit from it. Gilt is working with us in a way that brings significant value to our users, and has the foresight to see how important it is to connect to influencers at scale."
About Gilt Groupe, Inc.
Gilt Groupe, www.gilt.com, is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise, culinary offerings, and experiences every day, many at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home decor; artisanal ingredients; hotels and travel experiences on every continent; and unique activities in a growing list of cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired.
Klout is the standard for influence. Founded in 2008, we analyze engagement across social networks to measure your level and topics of influence. Based on this data, we create a Klout Score on a scale from 1-100 to unlock new opportunities and insights for you. On klout.com, you'll find daily metrics that show how much you influence others and on what topics, and who is most influential in the topics you care about most. Through Klout Perks, top brands such as Disney, Audi, Turner, Microsoft and Chili's have offered early access to products and experiences based on our users' ability to influence others about their brand.
Gilt: Jennifer Miller I Gilt Groupe, Inc. I [email protected] I646.524.9102
Klout: Lynn Fox | Klout | [email protected] | 415-823-1545