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Justin Bieber, NBA, Turner Sports, Mashable and over 350 More Influencers Join the BEST VINES EVER Campaign as Voting Begins

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Tubefilter and Snakt recently launched BEST VINES EVER, a final
celebration for the creators, content, and community of Vine. One week
later, the Vine community has answered with top pop star Justin Bieber
joining over 350 additional influencers and media companies, including
the NBA, Turner Sports, Mashable, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso, and Jérôme
Jarre, to help bring back every Vine ever from 400 top accounts. Fans
can now watch and vote on all of these Vine videos on the Snakt app,
with the top BEST VINES EVER being announced at an exclusive award show
in April.

"We've been astounded by the response we've gotten from the Vine creator
community," said Tristan Snell, co-founder of Snakt. "Now with the
complete set of Vines from hundreds of the most popular stars, we're
truly bringing back the amazing community of talented creators and
devoted fans that made Vine such a special forum."

The new entrants into the contest were some of the most popular and
recognizable on the Vine platform, including:

  • Justin Bieber was one of the most popular celebrities on Vine,
    with more than 5 million followers and nearly 1 billion loops.
  • The NBA was one of the most visible and watched brands on Vine,
    with 5,371 posts of basketball highlights racking up over 2.7 billion
    loops.
  • Mashable was one of Vine's most popular media accounts, with
    nearly 400,000 followers.
  • Lele Pons had more views than anyone else on Vine, with over
    8.6 billion loops, and the second largest following, with 11.5 million
    followers.
  • Rudy Mancuso was the third most popular creator on Vine, with
    over 10.6 million followers; he now has over 1.7 million subscribers
    on YouTube.
  • Jérôme Jarre was one of Vine's most instantly recognizable
    stars with over 8.6 million followers; his YouTube channel now has
    more than 1 million subscribers.

BEST VINES EVER represents the resurrection of a content community that
appeared to be dead, only two months after Twitter shut down Vine. While
Twitter archived the videos on Vine's website, the Vine app no longer
functions. As a result, Vine fans have been denied the viewing
experience they loved, with its flow of auto-playing, looping videos in
a dedicated social app. That experience has now been re-created on
Snakt, which launched last November and has quickly developed a
following among digital video creators from YouTube, Vine, and
teen-focused music video app Musical.ly, along with their fans.

In addition to re-creating the Vine viewing experience, Snakt brings a
number of unique features to fans of mobile video. Viewers can reply to
any video with videos of their own, and they can use any video on the
app to build "stacks" of videos, allowing fans an easy way to build Vine
compilation videos, which garnered enormous popularity on YouTube during
Vine's heyday.

"The scope and caliber of creators participating, along with our
partnership with Snakt, has allowed us to identify once and for all the
best Vines of all time, ever," said Drew Baldwin, founder and CEO of
Tubefilter. "The BEST VINES EVER awards are shaping up to be the be all
end all of some of the greatest memes of this decade."

Anyone who had an account on Vine may enter the contest for free by
filling out this form. The deadline
for entries is this Friday, March 24. Tubefilter and Snakt are
encouraging everyone to enter, regardless of whether they were a star
creator on Vine, with a promotional push centered around the hashtag
#SaveTheVines.

"We want everyone to be part of this. That's what #SaveTheVines is
about," Baldwin said. "This is not just about the top stars. It's about
all the creative expression that the Vine community represented. Our
goal is to bring that back to life."

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