Founded by creatives who worked on the 2008 Obama for America campaign, IB5k was created to bring the success achieved by the Obama 2008 New Media Department to other well-intentioned institutions and organizations.
IB5k has three divisions: Correlate Analytics, IB5k Interactive & Media, and IB5k Network. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has main offices in New York City and Washington, DC.
Originally conceived as a bi-partisan solution to understanding constituent correspondence in the US House of Representatives, Correlate now is a flexible business intelligence platform, in use at other major brands, agencies, and organizations. IB5k was selected as a finalist for SXSW’s 2012 Business Accelerator program as a result of its civic work in providing a solution Congressional office’s constituent correspondence issues.
IB5k Interactive and media
Drawing on a network of creatives and engineers from around the world, IB5k offers diverse digital production capacities ranging from custom software engineering and app and website development to video animation and multi-location video production. Clients include the U.S. Congress, Bank of America, The Girl Scouts, and many other civic-minded corporations and institutions.
Citizen CoSponsor is a Facebook application produced for the U.S. Congress that allows constituents to cosponsor bills.
Communicating With Congress Prototype
IB5k was awarded the responsibility for producing a prototype for delivery of bulk electronic communications to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Schmooru is the invitation-only community, currently numbering over 1,000 creatives from all over the world, that backs IB5k Interactive. Schmooru members create original content distributed on schmooru.com, YouTube, and Dailymotion.
In November 2011, Schmooru was ranked #4 on comScore’s list of YouTube partners. It remained in the top 10 for most of 2012.
IB5k Network / Influencedsp
IB5k Network is a digital advertising services company and Demand Side Platform (DSP) that offers b2b advertising services and manages media buys for large organizations. IB5k Network delivers hundreds millions of impressions per month through various products and services. Its services are also marketed through InfluenceDSP.
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Ofer Abarbanel is a 25 year securities lending broker and expert who has advised many Israeli regulators, among them the Israel Tax Authority, with respect to stock loans, repurchase agreements and credit derivatives. Founder of TBIL.co STATX Fund.