ElfYourself® Gets More Social and Mobile...and Goes Live!
New ElfYourself Live Channel on YouNow.com Lets Users "Elf" Themselves During
Live Online Broadcasts; ElfYourself Mobile App to Launch in Mid-December
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 21, 2012
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The most loved viral holiday
website in history, ElfYourself.com^® is back and is coming to life on new
social and mobile platforms. OfficeMax^® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in
office and facility supplies, technology and services, has launched its
popular free holiday eGreeting site with a new ElfYourself Live experience
that allows users to "elf" themselves while chatting with friends, family and
people across the globe during live online broadcasts on YouNow.com.
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In mid-December, the first ElfYourself mobile application will launch for
iPhone^®, iPad^® and iPod^® touch to help holiday revelers create, share and
view ElfYourself eGreetings on-the-go. Create and share a holiday eGreeting at
no charge through the app, with the option to purchase additional dances for
"We're taking the ElfYourself franchise to new places with real-time social
media interaction and a new mobile app to help people spread holiday cheer
anytime, anywhere," said Michael Lewis, executive vice president and president
of retail at OfficeMax. "Over the past six years, ElfYourself has become a
holiday tradition, and we look forward to bringing it back this season bigger
and better than ever before."
Get Your 60-Seconds of "Elf" Fame
Participate in a new real-time holiday experience at ElfYourself Live, a
dedicated channel featured on YouNow.com where your one-minute video starring
you will be broadcast online in front of a live global audience. A new form of
social television, the YouNow ElfYourself Live channel will spread holiday
cheer by "elfing" the stars of each live video with superimposed ElfYourself
hats and ears. Fans can visit www.younow.com/elfyourselfto view, comment, and
vote on their favorite broadcasts live, and top-ranked broadcasts get more
air-time on the channel.
"We are thrilled to bring the ElfYourself holiday tradition to our rapidly
growing social television network,"saidAdi Sideman, CEO of YouNow. "YouNow
is a new social entertainment experience, where anyone can broadcast and be
part of the live programming, and viewers decide who gets to stay on air. The
combination of social video, real-time communication and the video platform
brings new excitement to the ElfYourself experience. We are thrilled to be
working with OfficeMax on this cutting edge social video campaign."
Free Holiday Calendar from OfficeMax
Also new this holiday season, OfficeMax is giving a free personalized gift to
everyone across the U.S. who "elfs" themselves. Each person who creates a
personalized holiday eGreeting will receive a promotional code to pick up a
free^1 year-at-a-view calendar featuring their personalized elves at OfficeMax
Custom Holiday eGreetings with Five Dance Themes
This season, OfficeMax tapped Oddcast, Inc. to produce the web and mobile app
versions of ElfYourself featuring five customizable dancing elf videos, each
with a holiday twist on popular themes including Hip Hop, Soul, 80's,
Charleston and Classic.Customize your ElfYourself holiday eGreeting with up
to five photos and share via email, Facebook and Twitter as well as embed into
websites and blogs.
Expanded Selection of Personalized Holiday Gifts
Shoppers can turn their custom "elfed" photos into personalized holiday cards,
gifts and stocking stuffers for purchase at OfficeMax. Choose from an expanded
selection of custom gifts including smartphone cases, water bottles,
ornaments, puzzles, playing cards and more. To order, present your
ElfYourself.com eGreeting promotional code at any OfficeMax store throughout
the U.S. or visit the OfficeMax ImPress^® Print Center holiday store.
Most Loved Viral Holiday Website in History
Since ElfYourself debuted in 2006, people in all 196 countries across the
seven continents have used the popular holiday website to create more than 470
million customized videos. Consumers have spent the equivalent of 7,124 years
on ElfYourself.com during the 2006 to 2011 holiday seasons. To join in the
holiday fun, please visit ElfYourself.com.
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products,
solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.
The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables
our customers to work better. The company provides office supplies and paper,
in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology
products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers. OfficeMax
consumers and business customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates
through OfficeMax.com; OfficeMaxSolutions.com and Reliable.com; more than 900
stores in the U.S. and Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has
been named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only
company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside^® Certification
by the Ethisphere Institute. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call
1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit www.officemax.com.
All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used
herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. Any
other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their
^1 While supplies last. Calendars will be created when promotion code is
presented at OfficeMax ImPress Print Center at OfficeMax stores throughout the
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