(This is another in a series of posts, leading up to The Corporate Presence’s 40th anniversary, that will focus on noteworthy deals we have commemorated).
This Saturday, November 7th, marks the 7th anniversary of the initial public offering by Twitter. This post, celebrating the IPO and its deal toy, was originally published in 2014)
Custom deal toy celebrates Twitter’s November, 2013 IPO
Just seven years separate these two tweets.
Since Jack Dorsey sent the inaugural tweet above on March 21, 2006, among other things, Twitter has, developed a global user base of over 230 million, achieved a market capitalization of approximately $35 billion, helped fuel political uprisings in several countries, given rise to both a Library of Congress archive and a sitcom, helped shape a presidential election—and, finally, produced two noteworthy deal toys.
At The Corporate Presence we’re happy to have designed both of those deal toys—each marking a significant growth step, not only in Twitter’s history, but in that of both global business and media.
The first deal toy (shown here) from 2011 commemorates the investment by JP Morgan Chase in a fund with a significant stake in Twitter.
Breaking into The All-Time List
The more recent deal toy, also shown here, celebrates the initial public offering, the second largest internet IPO by an American company, surpassed only by that of Facebook (The Facebook IPO deal toy was also designed by The Corporate Presence, as was the Google IPO deal toy, marking the third-largest transaction on this list).
Underwriters for the issue included Goldman Sachs, in the lead role, as well as JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Allen & Company, and CODE Advisors.
David Parry is the Director of Digital Strategy for the Corporate Presence and Prestige Custom Awards, which provides a variety of awards including ESPN’s Espy Awards, and The National Football League Commissioner’s Awards.