TV Advertising Gets Punk’d? Ashton Kutcher invests in SaysMe

April 28, 2008 at 12:45 pm 1 comment

Mashable has a story today on SaysMe and the venture capital it has raised, including the likes of Ashton Kutcher in its roster of Series A investors.

“SaysMe, an interesting commercial take on UGC, counts amongst it’s investors not only big names in Hollywood like Ashton Kutcher and advertising mogul Bill Apfelbaum from their angel round, but also Intel Capital and Prime Capital. They haven’t disclosed the amount of funding for this Series A, but that the money will be used to expand the scope of and suite of the technology they offer their users.”

Personally, I find the whole concept of SaysMe to be very interesting. As it stands currently, it’s actually similar to the site VoterVoter, but I like that SaysMe is aiming to scale beyond political advertising and allow user generated content creators the chance to purchase television time.

Sure, in the world of New Media 2.0, anything beyond the present should always been considered vapor (until proven otherwise), but I am personally excited about the prospect of expanding the boundaries of social media, and television is an excellent way to draw people in.

Plus, a lot of people are unaware how effective it can be to purchase commercial spots in individual cable markets, and I am all about anything that makes it easier to do so!

Read More at Mashable – SaysMe and Ashton Kutcher Land Series A Payday

Glenn Rubenstein

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