Scottish social network sees daily sign-ups rise by 800% after KILTR Version 1.0 is unveiled in Manhattan…
The team behind KILTR, the social network for everyone with an interest in Scotland, is celebrating the site’s best-ever day for sign-ups, following an International Launch event in New York City.
KILTR’s CEO Brian Hughes said: “Until now, we’ve typically seen around 50 new sign-ups to the KILTR network on an average day. After news of our NY launch was announced (and shared by hundreds of individuals online) on Thursday we had more than 450 new members sign-up in a single day.
“It’s a great endorsement of our decision to stage our International Launch in New York and take part in Scotland Week. Our intention was to raise awareness of KILTR globally and push the network on to the next stage of its evolution. From the level of sign-ups we’re seeing so far, it looks like our strategy has been a great success.”
KILTR’s New York launch event also trended on Twitter in Glasgow in the early hours of Friday morning.
KILTR now has in excess of 25,000 individuals and organisations from all across the world as part of its community. KILTR’s creators hope that the Scottish network will be the first of many interconnected affinity networks to be built on their technology platform, ‘diaspora networks’.
KILTR recently launched new functionality including profile pages for organisations/companies and recruitment services for recruiters and job hunters. For a limited time only, recruiters can post an unlimited number of job vacancies on KILTR completely free of charge.
A hi-res photo of KILTR’s co-founders Brian Hughes (CEO) and Stewart Fraser (CTO) is available on request.
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Notes to Editors
1. KILTR’s international launch event took place at 6:30pm (NY time) 12 midnight (UK time) on Thursday 12th April, at We Work, Soho NYC, 154 Grand Street. A recording of the launch event can be viewed at:- http://rki.lt/LaunchNYC
2. Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture & External Affairs Fiona Hyslop pre-recorded a welcome message for KILTR’s international launch, which can be viewed here: – http://www.kiltr.com/KILTR/118941145
4. Built around the annual Tartan Day celebrations in the USA and Canada on April 6, Scotland Week is an annual week long programme of business, political and tourism engagements aimed at the promotion of Scotland as a great place to live, visit, do business, study and invest with key North American markets in the USA and Canada.