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Posted June 25, 2014

Community Elf, a Pittsburgh digital and social media marketing firm, is legally splitting from parent company Rent Jungle to become an independent agency focused solely on social brand management and online marketing.

Founded in 2011, Community Elf was developed as a brand of Rent Jungle, the nation’s leading apartment search engine site, for clients requesting social media marketing solutions. For the past three years, the two companies have worked in tandem, sharing office space in Pittsburgh’s North Shore and co-developing unique search and data mining technology.

Community Elf’s rapid growth to over $1 million in yearly revenue and projections for increased expansion has made the agency independently viable. At the same time, Rent Jungle has grown to over 1.2 MM monthly website users. Jon Pastor, CEO of Community Elf and Rent Jungle, explains, “Community Elf has been growing very rapidly and independently of Rent Jungle. With the separation, Community Elf now has a fully dedicated tech and sales team. There is also now room to bring on new executive leadership that will be 100% dedicated to Community Elf and who will be responsible for its continuing innovation. Conversely, the core Rent Jungle team will be free to focus on their business.”

UpContent, Community Elf’s self-serve content mining and discovery tool, has been in development since 2012 and is based on the revolutionary algorithms developed for Rent Jungle. With the split, more time and expertise will be allocated to perfecting the algorithms for content discovery – allowing the tool to launch in beta over the next few months.

Today, Community Elf provides social and digital marketing and other services for a variety of local clientele, such as Highmark, UPMC, Heinz and Forbes Funds, as well as national brands including GNC and United Concordia. Community Elf is looking to expand its portfolio to more Fortune 1000 clients in the coming months.

Rent Jungle and Community Elf investor, Eric Silver, says, “This is another story of a scrappy Pittsburgh start-up combining the technical strength and work-ethic that PIttsburgh is known for. No other company has combined real social media savvy with world-leading tools the way that Community Elf and Rent Jungle have. Their split isn't just going to help them, it's going to add another great company to the region.”

To learn more about Community Elf and Rent Jungle, visit or To schedule an interview, contact Jasmine Davis at 412-224-4417 or email JDavis(at)CommunityElf(dot)com


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Posted August 02, 2011

Community Elf ( launches, combining the most customizable social media solutions with the best technology to date. With Community Elf generated content, automated inventory tabs, and dedicated account representatives, Community Elf offers the most efficient social media solutions at the most affordable rates.

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Posted July 07, 2011

Rent Jungle has partnered with Walk to promote neighborhood, city, and personal health using original Walk Score data. Rent Jungle will now show how high each apartment and rental house ranks in relation to its proximity of local amenities within walking distance.

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Posted May 20, 2011

Rent Jungle has partnered with Property Solutions, streamlining the listing process and expanding the reach of listings for apartment managers.

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Posted April 12, 2011

Rent Jungle has been given an official honoree status from the 15th annual Webby Awards, an honor given to the top 15 percent of the 8,000 sites submitted this year...

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Posted April 05, 2011

Rent Jungle has raised an additional $300,000 in angel round funding; supporting the expansion its apartment search engine to serve well over 500,000 unique visitors per month...

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Posted February 12, 2011

Rent Jungle today has expanded its industry-first housing search engine for use in the U.S. and Canada, allowing apartment hunters to search using fetching and indexing technologies previously unveiled in 2010 for the US market. Canadian users can expect the largest aggregation of listings and a map based apartment search function, and can soon expect rental statistic data for cities and neighborhoods.

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Posted October 25, 2010

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Posted October 08, 2010

Rent Jungle ( today unveiled an industry-first web site, allowing apartment and rental-house hunters to search the contents of listings from thousands of other web sites – using spidering and indexing technologies similar to that of a search engine, but dedicated exclusively to the rental housing industry.

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Posted April 08, 2010

During the first quarter of 2010, the average rent for an apartment in the United States has remained flat at $1,635 according to (, an apartment search and market research website.

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Posted February 25, 2010

Over the last 6 months, the average rent for an apartment has decreased by $40 to an average of $961 per month, a decrease of ~4%.

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Posted November 17, 2009

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Posted October 14, 2009

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