A little over a year ago, Advertising Age launched its Brand Hack series, where startups pitch for the chance to help transform a big brand. Over the past year, we've connected startups to American Express, LA-based digital agency Ignited and Anheuser-Busch InBev. Next week, we'll be announcing our next Brand Hack and opening a call for pitches, so watch this space.
In the meantime, check out the startup that won over Budweiser at our last hack in April. Wendr, led by Sam Zises, is a social network based on solving one problem: What am I doing tonight? The startup took the top $25,000 prize in April, and since then, the Wendr team has been working closely with Budweiser's technology innovation group to develop on upcoming products. Stay tuned for those, too. Meanwhile, here's their pitch: