Myrtle Beach, SC, April 25, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Beachmonkey, a social network and media outlet for people who love festivals, nightlife, traveling, and networking, announced the start of its Reg CF funding round for a new startup. The funding rounds goal is $1 million and will be hosted by Wefunder.com, a respected leader in Reg CF offerings. The funding round should be completed by mid-summer.
Beachmonkey, widely known for nightlife photography, is now launching two new initiatives to work alongside the media team. First is an anti-troll, anti-bullying social site that is geared toward people who love festivals and nightlife. The second is a promotion company that will work with festivals to enhance their attendees' overall experience. All three will work together to create a unique online/offline user experience. The company already has a solid base of nearly half a million members, hundreds of clients, and 170 media team professionals in 50 different markets globally. The goal is to build the media team to 3,000 and add 500 million members to the social site.
Michael Luczaj, CEO of Beachmonkey said, “Social sites sacrifice user experience to maximize ad sales. They have allowed excessive fake profiles, unchecked fake news, and trolls onto their platforms because these things generate user interaction. It does not matter to them that isn’t a good user experience; negative interaction still produces revenue just like positive interaction. Our goal is to join a great online experience with a great offline experience. We can collaborate with events to get a better patron experience by creating chill or interactive areas. That, along with our media team, will enable festivals to set themselves apart from other events.”
Napoleon Wakefield, Media Team Leader for Beachmonkey added: “User interaction has always been vital to us. It is even embedded into how we shoot an event. We don’t just take photos - we socially engage with people. We show people the photos we took of them, and we try to help that person have a better visit. By the time we leave an event, everyone knows who we are and are happy we were there. We have made the event a better experience.”
Tony Marcus, CEO of SMES Marcus Media explained: “The minute I saw the concept for the new startup, not only did I want to become an investor, I wanted to become a client as well. I love the idea of creating better online and offline experience for people who go to my events.”
Beachmonkey is a social site and media outlet for people who love festivals, nightlife, traveling, and networking. Its media team uploads thousands of event photos per month that are shared by members. Beachmonkey was founded in 2008 by Michael Luczaj who had a camera and an idea. It is now in over 50 markets with 170 professionals on the media team, almost a half a million members, and hundreds of clients. For more details on the new startup, visit the company’s funding page at wefunder.com/beachmonkey
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