QITTLE PARTNERS WITH PRO SNOWBOARDER LOUIE VITO

Louie Vito

Text LOUIE to 32075 “Follow Louie on your mobile! Get text reminders for Dancing With The Stars plus other updates and messages from Louie. Text “LOUIE” to 32075 now. And don't forget, DWTS kicks of Monday, Sept. 21 on ABC at 8/7C. Standard message and data rates apply. Sponsor ads may be included”

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.

Louie Iphone for 9

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.

Qittle Partners with Pro Snowboarder Louie Vito

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About Casey McConnell

Casey McConnell, the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, founded Qittle in September 2008. Before founding Qittle, Mr. McConnell was the Marketing Director for The Aspen Club & Spa. Raised in Greeley, Colorado, Casey attended The Colorado School of Mines on an athletic scholarship for football. After college, Casey worked for his family's construction business before beginning his first Internet endeavor--Zoe Juice. Casey moved to Aspen, Colorado where he worked in the hospitality industry before starting at The Aspen Club & Spa in 2006. He worked to develop a vitamin line for the club before he was promoted to Marketing Manager in 2007. In his work with email marketing, Casey sees the potential text messaging will bring to the global marketplace-- much like how email exploded in the early part of the century. Casey is a member of Roaring Fork Leadership as well as the Aspen Young Professionals Association. He spends his free time in the mountains hiking in the summer and hitting the slopes in the winter. In the future, Casey hopes to take Qittle global and envisions the brand Qittle to be the number one company for text messaging solutions for businesses of all kind. Qittle, whose name Casey derived from different words meaning "talk" or "chatter," became a vision of how to quantify marketing efforts while incorporating the newest promising way to relay messages- mobile text messaging.
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