It is always wonderful to visit San Francisco. There is something about the city that makes you feel welcomed, almost at home. Plus, the creative energy and innovation thrive in this city making it a perfect destination for Depositphotos to exhibit in. So when Depositphotos received word of the event #sfbeta, iOS edition, we jumped at the opportunity to venture out and promote our newest application, Clashot.
Attendees came with open ears and full of interest to learn what is up and coming. Many attendees were so excited about the fact that they could make extra money for their iPhone images that they downloaded the app immediately.
#sfbeta is Silicon Valley’s start up mixer featuring the next generation of innovators. On Thursday, May 8, #sfbeta hosted an iOS edition celebrating startups that have created a new platform or app for either the iPad or iPhone. And since Depositphotos just recently launched Clashot for the iPhone, we thought this would be a perfect fit for us to promote our new service.
If you are not familiar with Clashot yet, it is Depositphotos groundbreaking application that is disrupting the way editorial photographs are produced and used by various visual content consumers. Clashot gives the opportunity to anyone that owns a mobile device; to immediately capture newsworthy events with their camera phone, upload them to the Clashot application, where they will be sold as editorials to content buyers on Clashot.com and depositphotos.com.
With this application, we are able to provide photo contributors with recognition and a dollar reward. We hope that Clashot will become a first step forward to the regulation of a legal mobile content usage issue in mass media. To say the least, Depositphotos is very excited about the new product. It is currently available for download for iOS.
Depositphotos invited San Francisco based food photographer and Instagram enthusiast, Sonya Yu, to act as a brand ambassador for Clashot. If there is anyone that has more passion for photography than Depositphotos, it is Sonya Yu. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, a Good Morning America segment, ABC News and was just named one of Go Mighty’s 31 most influential women. To bring Sonya up to speed with our product, we first met at a delicious restaurant called The Plow for breakfast located in Potrero Hill. It was great to catch up and learn about her present works in progress and up and coming projects. Check out Sonya’s Tumblr account and her adorable pup Trotter, on Instagram @trotterpup:
The show was held at a gallery space off Minna Street in SOMA district. The event had a very relaxed vibe with cocktails and champagne flowing and even a hot dog stand. The turnout was fantastic with much eager start up companies ready to introduce themselves to the world. We got to mingle with start-ups such as Bizzabo, Pixt and Open Label.
The Clashot Team! (From Left to Right) Elena Flanagan-Eister – CEO, Amber Austin – Yeti, Kerri Hock – Business Development, Sonya Yu, Professional Photographer .
Before we left to return to New York, the team embarked on a walking tour that consisted of some of our favorite sites. Please enjoy and please do yourself a favor and visit San Francisco!
And last but not least…The Golden Gate Bridge. Though a distant shot from Fort Mason, our trip would not be complete without viewing the cities iconic bridge.
It is official, Depositphotos loves San Francisco. We love SF so much that we are coming back in 1 month for the HOW Design Conference, June 22-26. And we will be ready to take the city by storm. Follow us on Twitter @Depositphotos & @Clashot to get updates regarding our presence at HOW, you won’t want to miss out on the festivities. Until next time…
Kerri Hock is the Depositphotos’ director for business development US.