JibJab and MLB Advanced Media Debut New Starring You® Video, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
Free Campaign Allows Baseball Fans to Personalize the Legendary Song with their Favorite Photos and Share their Team Spirit Online
LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — JibJab Media Inc., the leader in personalized entertainment, and MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, have partnered on a new Starring You® campaign to offer baseball fans a fun and engaging way to immerse themselves in the game and with the teams of their choice.
The family-friendly program, which launched today on JibJab.com, MLB.com and the 30 MLB Club Web sites, is free and enables fans to choose their favorite teams and insert photos of themselves their families and friends into a humorous, animated video of the traditional seventh-inning stretch song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” After creating their videos, fans can share them via e-mail, through social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter and by embedding them into their blog at no cost.
“As baseball fans we are thrilled to be in business with MLBAM,” said JibJab co-founder and CEO Guy, Gregg Spiridellis. “With 30 MLB Clubs to choose from, and up to five team members to personalize, we hope this provides hours of entertainment for friends and families across the country and world.”
“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is the newest release utilizing JibJab’s popular Starring You® technology platform, which also has featured campaigns from Star Wars, AMC’s Mad Men, Disney’s High School Musical and Justin Bieber. To date, users have created over 275 million actors using the Starring You® technology platform that have appeared in personalized videos and images that have been viewed over 750 million times.
JibJab makes things that make people laugh. From offbeat Sendables® eCards to personalized Starring You!® videos and satirical viral videos, JibJab is on a mission to help more people share more laughs than any other company in the history of the world. With over 100 million visits to its websites in the past twelve months the company is well on its way to doing it. For more information, please visit http://blog.jibjab.com/about/.
JibJab® and Starring You!® are trademarks of JibJab Media Inc. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.