|Headquarters||Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Wil Merritt, CEO|
Zooppa is a global social network for creative talent that partners with brands and agencies to launch user-generated advertising campaigns. Inspired by the principles of crowdsourcing, Zooppa’s website hosts brand sponsored advertising contests. In competition for cash prizes, filmmakers, graphic designers, and other creatives submit their original ads in response to a client's brief. These ads can take various formats including video, print, banners, concepts, and audio.
Today Zooppa has nearly 286,000 members worldwide, averaging over 1,000 new members per week. They have hosted over 250 campaigns since opening in 2008.
Zooppa's clients include brands such as Google, Nike, Hershey's, General Mills, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Zinio, and Mini Cooper. As well as agencies including Ogilvy, BBDO, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Mind share and ZenithOptimedia.
Along with independent filmmakers and graphic designers, Zooppa partners with schools, universities and creative affiliates all across the globe. Such schools include USC School of Cinematic Arts, the New York Film Academy and many others.
Zooppa was founded in 2007 near Venice, Italy where they were incubated as part of the H-Farm Ventures program. After successfully bringing people-powered brand energy to the Italian marketplace, Zooppa launched its global headquarters in Seattle, Washington in December 2008.
The name Zooppa is derived from the Italian word for soup, zuppa. The name was chosen because it fits Zooppa's diverse community, which can be compared to the various ingredients of a stew of content.
- Silver Award Recipient at the 6th Annual Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media for their campaign with Reebok to bring back the Reebok Pump.
- Along with The Integer Group they were awarded Best Advertising Online Campaign at the 2014 Internet Advertising competition for their campaign with Xbox One and Slurpee.
- The People for Smarter Cities initiative with IBM was recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age and Fast Company for its success. The project crowdsourced digital videos from around the world showcasing how citizens would improve their cities.
- Featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal for their cost-effective platform of generating content for clients, while simultaneously giving creatives a way to showcase what they are capable of doing.
- Named one of Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Brilliant Companies of 2014.
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