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Local Corporation’s Havvit™ Shopping App Secures Industry Recognition
|By Business Wire
|June 26, 2014 07:30 AM EDT
Local Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading local advertising technology
company, announced that its Havvit™ shopping app has received award
recognition from three major industry award organizations.
Powered by the company’s patented Krillion® local shopping platform,
Havvit was selected by The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts to
receive a 2014 Communicator Award of Distinction; was a finalist for
MediaPost’s 2014 Appy Awards; and is an official Honoree in The 18th
Annual Webby Awards in the Shopping (Handheld Devices) category
presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
“Being recognized by three esteemed industry organizations is testament
to Havvit’s capabilities and its ability to influence on-the-go
consumers throughout the shopping experience from Discovery to
Decision™,” said Fred Thiel, Local Corporation chairman and chief
executive officer. “We are honored to receive this prestigious
recognition for Havvit and Krillion, and look forward to continuing to
provide innovative shopping solutions and technology.”
Local Corporation’s Havvit app, one of the first local shopping apps of
its kind, delivers a highly personalized and intuitive shopping
experience. Havvit supports mobile consumers, allowing them to track
savings, compare prices and find products nearby, all from their
pre-selected favorite stores and brands.
The latest version of Havvit incorporates Krillion’s StockCheck™
technology, which provides real-time inventory availability, and informs
shoppers if the product they want is in stock and available at nearby
stores. It also includes Krillion’s smart price comparison feature that
alerts shoppers if the product they are looking for is available at a
lower price from another retailer nearby. Download the free, iOS®
7-compatible Havvit app from iTunes®
The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the
best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and
identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. With over 6,000
entries received from across the US and around the world, the
Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program
honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. The
Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of
Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of
leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts
dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional
and interactive media.
The Appys honor extraordinary applications on all platforms:
mobile, social and web-based. They are unbiased to an app's format,
platform or device; instead they focus on the best apps in a diverse
range of categories, from Games and News, to Health and Fitness, Social
Networking, Photography and many others.
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring
excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards is
presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)
— a 1,000+ member judging body is comprised of leading web experts,
business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and
other Internet professionals. The Webby Awards received nearly 12,000
entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year.
About Local Corporation
Local Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM) is a leading local advertising
technology company that connects millions of online and mobile consumers
with businesses and products through a variety of innovative digital
advertising solutions. The company’s patented Krillion® local shopping
platform aggregates, localizes and distributes dynamic, national and
regional retail shopping content, from approximately 120,000 store
locations, representing nearly 3 million localized products. For more
information, visit: http://www.localcorporation.com
To download the company’s iOS® 7-compatible Havvit™ shopping app, go to: iTunes®
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