Tiny Prints affiliate program wins exceptional merchant award

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Shutterfly subsidiary Tiny Prints  took home “Exceptional Merchant” honors from the annual Affiliate Summit earlier this month. Recognized for their industry-leading affiliate marketing program, designed and managed by Acceleration Partners, Tiny Prints competed against Amazon and Overstock for the award, which recognizes the digital-marketing industry’s most innovative leaders.

Tiny Prints’ affiliate marketing program achieved several key milestones in 2011, including more than 100 percent growth for the fourth consecutive year in a row, and 200 percent growth for its Storefronts program used by professional photographers, non-profits and local PTA’s, according to the company. The program now has more than 6,000 affiliates and is managed by a four-person team.

 

Tiny Prints unveils celebrity-designed holiday cards for charity

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Tiny Prints, Sunnyvale, Calif., partnered with the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF) for the second year to create a limited-edition collection of holiday cards and personalized stationery designed by five celebrities. Featuring fifteen festive cards designed by Jennifer Aniston, Eva Longoria, Catherine Bell, Zoe Saldana and Bridget Moynahan, a portion of the proceeds from the collection will benefit EBMRF, an organization dedicated to preventing and helping both children and adults with the drastic skin condition of Epidermolysis Bullosa.

In addition to personalized stationery, thank you cards and address labels, the holiday card collection also offers ornament cards that come affixed with a ribbon.

Shutterfly completes acquisition of Tiny Prints

Shutterfly Inc., Redwood City, Calif., completed the acquisition of Tiny Prints Inc., a privately-held ecommerce company offering stylish cards, invitations, personalized stationery and photo books. Shutterfly believes the acquisition will accelerate growth in its cards and stationery offering and provide the opportunity for significant financial synergies through vertical integration.

Under the terms of the agreement, Shutterfly acquired all of the outstanding stock of Tiny Prints in exchange for approximately $146.5 million in cash and approximately 4.0 million shares of Shutterfly common stock. In addition, Shutterfly has reserved approximately 1.4 million shares of common stock as consideration for the vested and unvested Tiny Prints employee equity awards assumed by Shutterfly.

Tiny Prints stockholders own approximately 12 percent of the pro forma combined company. Tiny Prints outside investors will be subject to a six-month lock-up on the sale of Shutterfly shares received in the transaction and the Tiny Prints founders will be subject to a staggered 18-month lock-up. In addition, approximately 9 percent of the acquisition consideration will be held in escrow for 12 months.

Shutterfly purchases stationery company, Tiny Prints

Shutterfly Inc., Redwood City, Calif., entered into an agreement to acquire Tiny Prints Inc., a privately-held company based in Sunnyvale, Calif., which operates tinyprints.com and weddingpaperdivas.com, two fast-growing ecommerce brands offering stylish cards, invitations, personalized stationery and photo books. Upon the closing of this transaction, the three co-founders, together with the entire Tiny Prints team will join Shutterfly.

“Shutterfly and Tiny Prints share a common passion: providing customers with innovative, high quality premium

Jeff Housenbold, president and CEO, Shutterfly

Jeff Housenbold, president and CEO, Shutterfly

products, stylish designs and exceptional customer service,” says Jeffrey Housenbold, president and CEO, Shutterfly. “Together, we will build on our portfolio of iconic brands and combine our passionate, entrepreneurial employees to truly transform the cards and stationery market. We believe the integration of our businesses will create near-term and long-term opportunities for enhanced merchandising, accelerated product innovation and significant scale efficiencies in manufacturing, customer service and marketing.”

Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Shutterfly will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Tiny Prints in exchange for approximately $141 million in cash and approximately 3.9 million shares of Shutterfly common stock. In addition, Shutterfly will reserve approximately 1.4 million shares of common stock as consideration for the vested and unvested Tiny Prints employee equity awards assumed by Shutterfly.

Tiny Prints unveils talent search finalist voting open

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Tiny Prints, Sunnyvale, Calif., launched a nationwide consumer talent search to find the faces of their 2011 Marketing Campaign. Consumers can now vote for their favorite finalists to win the  grand prize. The five finalist categories include: Cutest Baby (0-2 years), Cutest Child (3-10 years), Cutest Family, Cutest Couple and Cutest Pet and Owner.

The grand prize winner, who will be announced on Jan. 5, will get the chance to star in the Tiny Prints 2011 Marketing Campaign, along with a $1,000 cash prize and $500 worth of personal stationery from Tiny Prints. Four finalists will also receive $500 worth of personal stationery from Tiny Prints and fifteen runners-up will each receive a Tiny Prints gift certificate for $200.

Four finalists in each category were chosen by a panel of expert judges, and the winners will be selected by the number of votes they receive between now and Dec. 24.

Tiny Prints launches nationwide talent search

Tiny Prints Inc., Mountain View, Calif., launch of its nationwide search for America’s cutest families, couples and children (up to age 10). This holiday season, anyone who wants to star in the Tiny Prints 2010 advertising campaign can submit their best photo to the Tiny Prints Talent Search, from Nov. 2 – 27, for a chance to become the face of Tiny Prints and win $1,000.

The grand prize winner will receive a trip to California, a professional photo shoot, free personalized stationery from Tiny Prints and a cash prize of $1,000. In addition, two first place winners will be awarded free personalized stationery from Tiny Prints and a cash prize of $1,000. The remaining finalists will each receive a $100 Tiny Prints Gift Certificate. Also, during the contest entry period, Tiny Prints is providing special offers for all valid entries.

Tiny Prints launches premium photo books

Online premium stationery company Tiny Prints, Mountain View, Calif., has teamed up with photo book maker MyCanvas.com, owned and operated by Ancestry.com, to launch a premium photo books service. This partnership marks an important milestone for Tiny Prints as it expands its product offerings beyond personalized stationery and favors.
With the premium photo books from Tiny Prints and MyCanvas, consumers can take their favorite snapshots and create one-of-a-kind photo books using design templates exclusively from Tiny Prints artists, while also adding a variety of borders, embellishments and more. These features combined with the easy-to-use customization and preview tools from MyCanvas allow consumers to create personalized albums that reflect their own personal style and taste.