November 18, 2012 in Photo and Video (F)
[prMac.com] Newport, California - Churm Media is proud to announce OC METRO magazine, Orange County's premier business and lifestyle publication, has named Patrick O'Neill, CEO and founder of olloclip, to OC METRO MAGAZINE'S Hot 25 List for 2012.
Each year, OC METRO magazine selects and celebrates a group of individuals whose accomplishments have shaped Orange County rich and diverse industries such as business, media, technology, healthcare, as well as transportation. Throughout the year, OC METRO's editorial staff collects nominations and scours submissions until the time comes to determine the leaders worthy of securing a spot on the 23rd annual Hot 25 List featured as the cover story in the November 2012 issue of the magazine.
The Hot 25 honorees, according to Steve Churm, CEO of Churm Media and publisher of OC METRO, are "movers and shakers - the people shaping business, social, educational and philanthropic circles throughout Orange County."
"It is a great honor to be recognized by OC METRO magazine as one of the top business leaders in the region," said Patrick O'Neill, CEO of olloclip. "As someone who lives and works in Huntington Beach, I am flattered to be recognized for helping to shape the Orange County technology industry."
In 2011, Patrick used Kickstarter.com to successfully launch the olloclip, a 3-in-1 photo lens for the iPhone that includes a fisheye, wide-angle and macro lens in one small, convenient package. The company received funding within four weeks - achieving 455 percent of their $15,000 funding goal, and finishing among the top-40 highest funded projects for that time period.
One year later, the award-winning olloclip is now sold in more than 90 countries and growing, and available through top retailers like Apple, Best Buy, Target, and at olloclip.com. The company has received numerous accolades and awards including WIRED's Editor's Pick for "iPhone Lens" and CES 2013 Innovation Award Honoree.
Now that olloclip has reached the one-year mark in its journey, Patrick reports that his next big goal is to continue expanding the business and introduce other great products that inspire people to make great art.
For more information about OC METRO magazine's Hot 25 event and for a complete list of honorees, please visit ocmetro.com/hot25.
About the olloclip: Originally launched through Kickstarter.com in May 2011, the olloclip successfully funded within two-weeks of its original campaign date and finished in the top-40 funded projects at that time. The olloclip(R) brand is synonymous with creativity in your pocket - olloclip products give amateur and professional photographers alike the ability to use the iPhone to capture what was previously impossible, easily, spontaneously, artistically and quickly. One's iPhone becomes a window to the world. With olloclip, iPhone photography has entered a whole new realm of possibility. For more information about olloclip, visit website or Facebook.
About OC METRO Magazine:
Since 1990, OC METRO has been a respected source for business news and information in Orange County. The print version of OC METRO magazine is published monthly and distributed at more than 1,300 locations throughout Orange County. Combining print and online traffic, OC METRO reaches more than 300,000 business professionals and executives monthly. For more information, visit website.
Churm Media is a leading regional, full-service media company based in Newport Beach, California. The privately held company publishes 4 niche consumer magazines (OC METRO, OC Family, OC Menus, and Southland Golf) and 5 interactive Websites serving readers and advertisers in five Southern California counties - Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino. The company prints and distributes more than 300,000 magazines per month with a total audience - print, online and events - of more than 1 million readers/viewers per month. RipeOrange, a full-service marketing, design, events and communications firm is also owned and operated under Churm Media. For more information visit website.