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Creating networks with innovative technology entrepreneurs.

Our Challenge: Working collaboratively with DC based firm, Purple Strategies, JCI assisted Citibank in building brand awareness and connecting with leading influencers in Silicon Valley.

Our Approach: JCI working with Purple Strategies, tapped into existing relationships in San Francisco and established a partnership with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), whose Innovators’ Committee featured several CEOs from leading technology firms. We combined celebrations for Citi’s Mobile Challenge with a kickoff event for SFMOMA’s annual FOG Design + Art Fair. Citi held an invite-only dinner, in attendance were Silicon Valley luminaries; Yelp CEO Jerry Stoppelman, Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman, venture capitalist Pierre Lamond, and Adam and Kate Clammer of True Wind Capital and Source Capital.

Our Results: Citibank was able to brand themselves at the intersection of design, technology and banking while also promoting their Mobile Challenge winners. Coverage included C Social Front, SFGATE, SFLUXE, and other regional Silicon Valley media.

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