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 CommunityElf.com or RentJungle.com. To schedule an interview, contact Jasmine Davis at 412-224-4417 or email JDavis(at)CommunityElf(dot)com

 

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COMMUNITY ELF LAUNCHES, OFFERING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILE CREATION AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Community Elf (www.communityelf.com) 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.

Pittsburgh, PA – July, 2011----- Community Elf (www.communityelf.com) launches this month as the social media solution for businesses overburdened with the hassles of managing their own profiles. As managing social media platforms can be a difficult and time consuming factor for businesses, Community Elf streamlines the process to let professionals get back to work. Community Elf is a technology driven firm that generates leads and sales by focusing on four main features: creating and customizing Facebook, Twitter, and Blog pages to reflect corporate branding; creating engaging content to keep profile pages up to date with an informed community; monitoring for comments and spam; and submitting content to search engines for search engine optimization (SEO). Community Elf is a fully outsourced, inexpensive social media managing firm that offers new technologies to efficiently manage profiles.

Community Elf creates Facebook, Twitter, and Blogger profiles complete with a consistent theme to match company branding. Using unique data mining technologies, Community Elf additionally offers Customized Facebook Applications to draw attention to profiles to help pull in leads and traffic. The “Welcome Tab” offers a well-manicured and professional description of the company, along with logos and links back to the main site. Community Elf also manages postings on the profiles by generating content, posting client provided content, and by monitoring the company website for updates.

Community Elf posts are generated by a team of dedicated representatives who create professional posts in the voice and diction of their clients. Each client receives an individual representative who handles postings, checks in for weekly updates, and ensures customers are satisfied. In addition to profile management, Community Elf representatives manage a company’s reputation by monitoring their profiles for spam and malicious comments. Any unwanted posts are immediately deleted and reported to the clients, allowing clients to assess and handle the situation as necessary.

Community Elf’s services are available in three main customizable packages ranging from light social media interaction to comprehensive engagement. Packages affordably begin at $120 per month and come with guaranteed posting services, no matter the package. Whether clients require minimal social media needs, or a full suite of profile management and community engagement, Community Elf creates, customizes, and manages social media profiles to allow busy professionals to get back to business.

About Community Elf

Community Elf (www.communityelf.com) was founded by Jon Pastor and Geng Wang in late 2010 as a way to bring business to a wider online audience through social media marketing.   Community Elf creates and customizes Facebook, Twitter, and Blogger marketing campaigns, and seeks to bridge the gap between traditional marketing firms and businesses focused on rapid expansion. Community Elf is based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and serves auto dealers, property managers, and growing business throughout the United States.

Company Information

Site: www.communityelf.com
Founded: 2010
Ownership: Private
Management: 
Jon Pastor, CEO and Co-Founder
Geng Wang, COO and Co-Founder
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Media Contact
Community Elf
700 River Avenue, Suite 542
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
888.932.5651
www.communityelf.com
email: sales@communityelf.com

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PITTSBURGH, PA – June, 2011—Rent Jungle (www.rentjungle.com) has partnered with industry leading Walk Score (www.walkscore.com) to showcase local business within walking range to any given address, and to help renters engage with their community. Users will enjoy seeing their own Walkability score and gauge it against other addresses, including famous locations and luminaries’ homes. Along with neighborhood information found on the site, apartment hunters are now able to find the most pedestrian friendly apartments available. Users will also be able to find new apartments using the Walk Score rankings alongside Rent Jungle’s apartment search engine to find the perfect home.

Walk Score finds local businesses that are necessary or appreciated by urbanites, collects them on a map view and bases the area’s Walkability score on how many businesses lie within one mile’s walking distance. Rent Jungle has added Walk Score rankings to each listing, making Rent Jungle the one-stop-shop for finding an apartment, scoping out the neighborhood’s businesses, and moving into the perfect home. “We’ve seen that apartment hunters appreciate any information they can get about new neighborhoods,” commented CEO Jon Pastor, “and our partnership with Walk Score working alongside our apartment search engine makes Rent Jungle the best site to find new homes.”

Rent Jungle currently implements the Walk Score data onto each listing to show its walkability ranking on the map and list views. Users can expect to find how easy it is to live in any given area based on the proximity of amenities nearby, allowing for the most informed decision when apartment hunting. Rent Jungle hopes to use the Walk Score data in the future to show distances to amenities, rate their own addresses, and rate addresses of friends and family.

About Rent Jungle

Rent Jungle (http://www.rentjungle.com/), launched in October, 2010, is the most comprehensive rental listing site on the web. It works much like other search engines in that it scours the internet to amass apartment listings from a variety of sites. Unlike other search engines, Rent Jungle specializes only in apartments and rental housing. Users can search, sort and bookmark individual listings, as well as save them for later use. Users can also view listings on an innovative user-friendly map, powered by Google. Rent Jungle was founded to fill a void in the online real estate market by offering a simple, easy-to-use directory and one-stop-shop destination for renters.

Company Information

Site: www.rentjungle.com
Founded: 2009
Ownership: Private
Management: 
Jon Pastor, CEO and Co-Founder
Geng Wang, CMO and Co-Founder
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Media Contact
Rent Jungle, LLC
700 River Avenue, Suite 542
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
877.300.2505
www.rentjungle.com
email: press@rentjungle.com

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PITTSBURGH, PA – June, 2011—Rent Jungle (www.rentjungle.com) has partnered with industry leading Property Solutions this June to syndicate listings from a wider circulation and streamline the listing process for property managers. Through Rent Jungle’s partnership with Property Solutions, property managers on the Property Solutions platform can send their listing information directly to Rent Jungle using Property Solutions' ILS Portal.

Property Solutions offers many services to apartment managers including a suite of powerful lead-conversion software, seamless website integration designed used to boast several applications and services, and more efficient recurring payment services. Rent Jungle plans to use the partnership to strengthen the growing database of apartment and rental homes listings, as well as amplify its client base. With its partnership with Rent Jungle, Property Managers will have a completely automated method of listing their properties on Rent Jungle.  Pricing, floor plans, photos, and descriptions will then be automatically updated on Rent Jungle from Property Solutions' ILS Portal. “We want our ILS Portal product to make marketing a community's information easy and seamless,” said Dave Bateman, CEO of Property Solutions. “Our new relationship with Rent Jungle is definitely helping us accomplish that.”

Having been named an Official Honoree by the 15th annual Webby Awards this April, Rent Jungle has seen positive public response towards its mounting success. “It has been amazing to witness our growth, both in terms of traffic and our available partners, and it suggests even greater things on the horizon,” remarked CEO and Co-founder Jon Pastor. The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the international award honoring excellence in design and content on the internet. Rent Jungle placed among the highest in the Real Estate category for sites, placing the company amongst the largest and most popular apartment and housing search sites online.

About Property Solutions

Founded in 2003, Property Solutions International, Inc. (http://www.propertysolutions.com/) is the nation’s largest provider of apartment community websites and a leading developer of innovative property management software tools. The company offers a variety of web based solutions on account of leasing, rent collection, and maintenance request processing. Property Solutions’ web portals and electronic payment processing tools offer the advantage of full data integration with in the greatest degree widely-used property management software packages.

About Rent Jungle

Rent Jungle (http://www.rentjungle.com/), launched in October, 2010, is the most comprehensive rental listing site on the web. It works much like other search engines in that it scours the internet to amass apartment listings from a variety of sites. Unlike other search engines, Rent Jungle specializes only in apartments and rental housing. Users can search, sort and bookmark individual listings, as well as save them for later use. Users can also view listings on an innovative user-friendly map, powered by Google. Rent Jungle was founded to fill a void in the online real estate market by offering a simple, easy-to-use directory and one-stop-shop destination for renters.

Company Information

Site: www.rentjungle.com
Founded: 2009
Ownership: Private
Management: 
Jon Pastor, CEO and Co-Founder
Geng Wang, CMO and Co-Founder
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Media Contact
Rent Jungle, LLC
700 River Avenue, Suite 542
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
877.300.2505
www.rentjungle.com
email: press@rentjungle.com

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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.

PITTSBURGH, PA – April, 2011—Rent Jungle (www.rentjungle.com) was honored by the 15th annual Webby Awards as an Official Honoree in the Real Estate category. The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the international award honoring excellence in design and content on the internet. Out of the 8,000 sites submitted, fewer than 15% are given nominations or honoree awards in their particular categories. Rent Jungle placed among the highest in the Real Estate category for sites, placing the company amongst the largest and most popular apartment and housing search sites online. “The Webby Awards are a big deal for startup sites like Rent Jungle,” commented CEO Jon Pastor, “and since the awards represent excellence in a particular field, we are ecstatic that ours was honored. To be considered in the same filed with established sites like Zillow and Trulia is amazing.”

Rent Jungle (www.rentjungle.com) raised $300k in a round of angel funding in April of 2011, and will also soon be releasing their new iPhone application. Since last October, Rent Jungle has seen an increase from 30,000 unique users per month to over 500,000 users this March. Rent Jungle is the most comprehensive rental listing site on the web. It works much like other search engines in that it scours the internet to amass apartment listings from a variety of sites. Unlike other search engines, Rent Jungle specializes only in apartments and rental housing, automatically pulling in listings from over 12,000 property management sites.

Similar to most search engines, Rent Jungle allows users to search for specific keywords including bedroom and bathroom count, amenities, price and location. The search engine’s rental statistics also grant a view into current rental trends based on market pricing nationally, by city, and by individual neighborhoods. Rent Jungle’s search technology can be used as a rental comparison tool allowing users to compare neighborhood rental trends to best match their housing and budget needs - a function new to the rental and housing industry.

The Webby Awards is the leading international award given annually to honor the top websites, interactive advertising, online digital media, and applications. Receiving over 10,000 entries from every state and 60 countries worldwide, the Webby Awards have been hailed by the New York Times as the “Internet’s highest honor.” The Webby awards were established by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences in 1996.

Company Information

Site: www.rentjungle.com
Founded: 2009
Ownership: Private
Management: 
Jon Pastor, CEO and Co-Founder
Geng Wang, CMO and Co-Founder
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Media Contact
Rent Jungle, LLC
700 River Avenue, Suite 542
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
877.300.2505
www.rentjungle.com
email: press@rentjungle.com

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