Hubub scores a touchdown as app launches in iTunes in advance of Super Bowl ad campaign

— January 29, 2015

Toronto – Thursday, January 29, 2015 – Toronto startup Hubub today announced the launch of the Hubub app in iTunes for iOS, the first app of its kind - an interactive, continuous feed of the best new videos, articles, blogs and more, all tailored to each user’s specific interests. The company also announced a major, multi-channel promotion campaign with Bell Media that kicks off Sunday, February 1st with TV creative during CTV’s Super Bowl XLIX broadcast, including a 15-second commercial directing fans on Sunday to a special hubub (hubub.com/biggameads) hosted by Bell Media’s TheLoop.ca, featuring this year’s highly-anticipated Super Bowl ads from around the world. Today’s announcement comes after the company announced a major investment by Bell Media last year and launched Hubub.com in December. The Hubub app pairs with Hubub.com allowing users to experience the Internet in a fundamentally new way – through their interests. Anyone can join or create a “hubub” on subjects as broadly or narrowly defined as they like, from the hottest fashion trends to the best recipes for cooking with red wine. Users can share them with the world or invite friends to collaborate in a private hubub on anything from a class project to planning a wedding. With Hubub, personal information is never sold to advertisers and users own the rights to content they create. “The Hubub app offers a new personalized view of the mobile newsfeed, which is fast becoming a critical source of news and information.  Unlike existing apps, which are only structured around broad categories, Hubub also enables you to define feeds based on your specific or narrowly defined interest,” said Peter L. Corsell, CEO, Hubub. “We are committed to share the Hubub story with Canadians,” said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media. “Our investment in Hubub goes beyond a financial one and we are proud to leverage our unparalleled promotional vehicles including a coveted Super Bowl spot, multi-channel promotions, and of course using Hubub itself to engage our audiences.” Key features of the Hubub app
  • Personal interest feeds – by each interest or combined into a single feed
  • Establish news alerts – favourite teams, celebrities, world events, local politics, etc.
  • Discuss your interests – every piece of content is open for discussion
Multi-channel promotion campaign with Bell Media Last fall, Bell Media and Hubub announced an innovative investment and marketing partnership that includes promotion of the digital platform on an array of Bell Media properties. That effort begins Sunday and includes, a 30-second on-air ad about Hubub during the Super Bowl broadcast on CTV and a 15-second on-air ad pushing fans to visit the special Hubub featuring the best Super Bowl ads from around the world, where users can watch and vote for their favourites. For more information please contact: Rhoades Alderson, Hubub rhoades@hubub.com 401-477-4020

About Hubub

Hubub is the best digital platform for exploring and discussing interests.  Hubub invites you to build the “Interest Internet” by creating a personal interest channel – called a “hubub.”  Each hubub provides a multimedia stream on a dedicated topic, including videos, articles, blogs and polls, as well as innovative features like one-on-one debates.  You can join an existing hubub, create your own public or private hubub, or simply use Hubub to follow the topics that matter most to you.