QITTLE PARTNERS WITH PRO SNOWBOARDER
Louie Vito will use text messages to keep fans updated as he joins cast of Dancing with the Stars.
Aspen, CO (September 21st, 2009)—Louie Vito will be the first celebrity to use Qittle’s SMS solutions to keep his fans updated and informed, Qittle has announced.
“Louie Vito and The Sports Syndicate are extremely excited to work with Qittle. The reach of SMS and social networking will be tremendously valuable for not only keeping Louie on the show but also adding value to his sponsors. Fans will love the direct to mobile communication option and being a part of Louie’s quest for the Olympics,” said Todd Hahn Vice President of The Sports Syndicate, agent for Louie Vito.
Vito is a professional snowboarder with top finishes at the Winter X Games, Australian and New Zealand Opens and several U.S. Grand Prix events. He is currently on the American team and has a chance to compete in the 2010 Olympic Games. He will also be one of the dancers on this season’s ABC hit, Dancing With the Stars—a show seen by 22 million viewers per week.
The first show of season 9 of Dancing With the Stars will air live on ABC, Monday, September 21st with a two-hour special. Vito is joining the trend of fans following their favorite celebrities on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. In partnering with Qittle, Vito’s Facebook friends, Twitter followers and any other fans will be able to opt in to receive personal text messages from the snowboarder delivered right to their mobile phone. The messages will be anything from status updates to snowboard tips, the latest gear he’s wearing, his quest for the Olympics, as well as reminders to watch him on Dancing With the Stars.