SOURCE: Zazzle

June 23, 2010 09:00 ET

Individuals From Around the World Use Zazzle to Weigh in on Gulf Oil Disaster

Social Media Goes to the Next Level With Zazzle's Online Marketplace -- Changing the Way Politics and World Events Are Discussed

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) - Zazzlers around the world are turning their attention to the economic and environmental disaster continuing to unfold in the Gulf of Mexico.

Organizations and individuals have turned to Zazzle as a fundraising tool to raise money for relief and cleanup efforts. The store features a collection of artwork donated by artists from around the world. The artwork is available for purchase on a variety of products, including posters, buttons, and mugs, with the artists' royalties being donated to the Wildlife Rehabilitations and Nature Preservation Society.

As soon as the oil spill crisis began unfolding before the world's eyes more than two months ago, new products were being created on the Zazzle site. Individuals took to Zazzle's quick and cost-effective online design tools especially to express their frustration and grief with the growing crisis. According to Zazzle's popularity algorithm, which considers views, comments, links, shares, and sales, among other factors, some of the most popular Gulf Oil Spill products have been:

  • Save the Gulf T-Shirt
  • End of Hope T-Shirt
  • I've Been BPeed On T-Shirt
  • BP Oil Spill T-Shirt

About Zazzle
Zazzle is the world's leading platform for quality custom products. Zazzle's proprietary technology enables individuals, professional artists, and major brands, including Disney and Hallmark, to create and offer billions of unique products for customers worldwide. Zazzle's rapidly expanding product base covers every topic imaginable and includes Father's Day gifts, custom shirts, business cards, and invitations, in addition to a variety of other gifts including oil spill t-shirts. Upon creation, products are instantly and accurately visualized on the site and offered in the Zazzle marketplace. When ordered, each product is made on-demand, typically within 24 hours. Launched in 2005 and based in Redwood City, California, Zazzle's vision is to redefine commerce, powered by the world's imagination.

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