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CityVoter Announces Partnership With Gilt City to Pick Best

California Residents Who Cast Votes Online Offered Chance to Win $10,000 Prize Package


Cambridge, MA; January 24 – CityVoter Inc., the leading social media platform for the insider scoop on the best of every city, launches four user-generated contests in the California area as the first initiative in a partnership with Gilt City, the widely acclaimed online destination for luxury services and experiences.

Over the next eight weeks, CityVoter users will vote for their favorite people, boutiques, restaurants, local media personalities, services and attractions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County and Inland Empire. The winner in each category will gain the title of “best” in the specific city.

Voting kicks off today, January 24, 2011, and ends on March 18, 2011. This is the fourth annual CityVoter contest.

This year marks CityVoter’s first partnership with Gilt City, a subsidiary of Gilt Groupe Inc., which offers members exclusive access to a city’s most coveted restaurants, spas, entertainment venues, service providers and cultural offerings at amazing prices.

In its voting platform, CityVoter has integrated an exclusive $10,000 Gilt City giveaway of prizes including gift certificates to the best local businesses and credits to use on Gilt City. One lucky on-line voter from both Los Angeles and San Francisco will be awarded the prize. Each vote cast per category (182 categories in San Francisco and 156 categories in Los Angeles) will count as a chance to win. In addition, CityVoter will award the top business in both Los Angeles and San Francisco who garners the most overall votes with a cash donation of $500 to the charity of its choice.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Gilt City because their offers showcase the best of every city, and that’s what CityVoter is all about,” said Josh Walker, CEO of CityVoter. “Gilt City’s giveaway will expose thousands of CityVoter customers to new luxury experiences and help the every-day consumer discover new ways to eat, drink and shop in their city. We’re excited to see how their offerings will affect what our voters consider the “best” in these areas.”

“CityVoter has a long history in California and Gilt City is excited to work with them to reach an even larger scale with their Los Angeles and San Francisco contests,” said Florent Peyre, VP Strategy and Business Development of Gilt City. “By aligning these two brands for CityVoter’s innovative contests, Gilt City has an even greater ability to provide members with access to the experiences they want most in San Francisco and Los Angeles.”

Those who are interested in voting and nominating a local business can visit the websites for each of the four contests: http://la.cityvoter.com/, http://oc.cityvoter.com/, http://baylist.cityvoter.com/ and http://ie.cityvoter.com/

Local businesses are encouraged to enhance their online listings to their liking, and to seek support on their behalf from their own fan base. Winners will be announced during the week of March 28, 2011.

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About CityVoter: Launched in 2005, CityVoter is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company that serves as a “best of” voting campaign platform for media outlets and corporate brands throughout the country. The platform offers paid sponsors and partners a variety of proven ways to gain valuable exposure within a specific region or within a targeted group of individuals. Through the use of creative marketing campaigns and social media initiatives, CityVoter has launched successful voting campaigns for brands across more than 40 different cities and has a database of more than 2 million registered and repeat voters and offers a collection of more than 1.7 million reviews. www.cityvoter.com

About Gilt City: Gilt City provides access to a broad range of local services at exclusive prices to its membership. Each sale lasts seven days and features many of a city's most sought-after restaurants, spas, concerts, cultural offerings and more. Gilt City is currently available in New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tokyo. A subsidiary of Gilt Groupe Inc., Gilt City is headquartered in New York City with local curators in each market. To find out more please visit www.giltcity.com.