Horrific Fact: Halloween Now #1 Favorite Holiday Among Millennials

New Survey Conducted by ooVoo Reveals that Santa is Running scared and Cupid is Walking Dead

NEW YORK - Oct. 14, 2013 - A monstrous new survey by ooVoo, the largest independent social video chat provider with over 85 million registered subscribers worldwide, shows that Halloween is now the most popular holiday among 15 to 25 year olds. ooVoo asked 1,500 of their users, of which 65 percent are under the age of 25, which holiday is their all-time favorite. This is the third year that the free video chat app has conducted their annual favorite holiday survey and the very first time Halloween earned the majority of votes. In the past, Christmas has ruled supreme as king of all holidays for millennials.

Key findings of ooVoo’s 2013 holiday survey:

Favorite Holidays:
Halloween: 51%
Christmas: 39%
Valentine’s Day: 7%
Other: 3%

“The rise in popularity of Halloween among millennials is a clear indicator that they crave casual fun in a world where they feel pressured by other popular family activities,” said Larry Lieberman, chief marketing officer of ooVoo. “Four million teens and young adults are signing in to ooVoo every day because it’s a cool place to spend time with friends and they know we like to have fun on Halloween.”

Last Halloween, ooVoo played a prank on their users by interrupting video calls with a fake incoming call from a seemingly innocent girl that morphed into a scary creature. The video earned 2.4 million views in six days in the ooVoo app and quickly went viral with over 200,000 views on YouTube.

To celebrate Halloween this year, ooVoo has introduced the “Zombie” video filter in their mobile app that will automatically allow users to appear ghoulish during video chats with their friends. The filter will be available on any iOS and Android smartphone or tablet.

About ooVoo, LLC
ooVoo provides a high-quality, free, social video chat service and integrated instant messaging for more than 87 million registered users worldwide. Bringing multi-party HD video chat to users around the world, ooVoo enables people to connect with their friends, family and community via 12-way video chat on any Android or iOS-based mobile or tablet device, desktop, over the Web, and Facebook, using cloud-based connectivity. Named one of “The 50 Best Free iPhone Apps" and one of “The 100 Best Android Apps of 2013” by PC Magazine as well as a recent Tabby Award and Mobile Merit Award winner, the free, award-winning ooVoo app can be downloaded at www.ooVoo.com, in the App Store or in Google Play.
Headquartered in New York City, ooVoo is a privately-held company funded by Myrian Capital, a growth capital firm with investments in video communications, social media and advanced advertising, www.myriancapital.com. Follow ooVoo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ooVoo and through Twitter at www.twitter.com/ooVoo.

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Media Contacts:
Tammy Blythe Goodman
ooVoo
tammy.goodman@ooVoo.com
646-300-8769

Dani Siemon
Zeno Group
dani.siemon@zenogroup.com
650-801-7956