Fame Game Featured in Hamptons Magazine Labor Day Issue September 2012

September 5th, 2012

Read about the history of Fame Game, philanthropic support for The Watermill Center and Best Buddies International in “A Powerful Connection: Tatiana and Campion Platt“. A big thanks to Editor Samantha Yanks and her entire team at Hamptons Magazine for outstanding coverage this summer!

 

Hamptons Magazine

 

A Powerful Connection: Tatiana and Campion Platt

by pip cummings

Tatiana and Campion Platt understand the Fame Game of the Hamptons.

Tatiana and Campion Platt seem almost too good to be true. She is the statuesque, wildly successful Internet entrepreneur of Fame Game, fluent in six languages, and a doting mother, while he—a former model—is an award-winning architect, interior designer, and author. Both are refreshingly direct, gracious, serious, and romantic, yet fun. And this summer they are active in two notable charities on the East End—The Watermill Center and Best Buddies. You could be tempted to call them a “power couple,” but Tatiana is cautious about that term. “I love connecting people, and, to me, that is really what the term ‘power’ is about; that’s how I think of us,” she says.

As the CEO and cofounder of famegame.com, Tatiana knows all about the power of networking. Her site currently tracks the “cultural footprint” of more than 200,000 prominent New Yorkers, playfully rating whether their profiles are on the rise or not and usefully monitoring who their primary connections are—socially and professionally. “It’s always bad when your wife or husband is not the one who’s your number-one friend [on the site],” observes Campion, wryly.

Even the couple’s three children, Fox, 3, Xenia, 2, and Rivoli, 1, have their own Fame Game profiles by association with their parents.

Tatiana, a former AOL executive, began the site after moving from Washington, DC, to New York and wanting to “create a networking resource for people who wanted to know more about who prominent New Yorkers were.” Campion, whose award-winning design work can be seen at luxury properties such as the Mercer hotel and Chateau Marmont, as well as inside the residences of prominent Hamptonites like Jay McInerney and Anne Hearst McInerney, and celebrities such as Al Pacino and Conan O’Brien, notes that during a recent book tour for Made to Order (a survey of his customized interiors over the past two decades), it was the “face time” he enjoyed most. “That’s still the connective tissue, still how politics are done in DC, and how real friendships are formed,” he says.

The Platts keep homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, but on summer weekends they can be found in their simple midcentury bungalow in Water Mill, a location they chose for its access to the water and ease of travel from the city. The Hamptons is also where two of their favorite annual philanthropic events take place: The Watermill Center’s Summer Benefit and the Hamptons gala for Anthony Kennedy Shriver’s developmental and intellectual disabilities charity Best Buddies, cochaired by the Platts with the McInerneys and Shriver and his wife, Alina. (Tatiana sits on the board of directors for both organizations.) “What I really like…is the ability to involve our children,” says Tatiana. “The Kennedy tradition is to involve the entire family in philanthropy, community, and volunteer service. [Anthony] has five children now, and from the day they were born, they’ve been there, hands-on. I want my children to be involved in giving back to the community as second nature.”

Read more at http://hamptons-magazine.com/personalities/articles/tatiana-campion-platt-fame-game-philanthropy#YPhrDWtY6QGqrstE.99

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Fame Game and Tatiana Platt Featured in WhomYouKnow’s Movers and Shakers

April 18th, 2012

Fame Game and Tatiana Platt Featured in WhomYouKnow’s Movers and Shakers

WhomYouKnow.com features an extensive interview with Tatiana Platt about Fame Game, the social media landscape, and the competitive environment in their Movers and Shakers feature. Read the full article.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
A Red Carpet Regular is a Brilliant Businessperson: Exclusive Interview with Mover and Shaker Tatiana S. Platt, CEO and Co-Founder of FameGame.com

At Whom You Know, when we interview a Mover and Shaker again after first being in that column, if they are in entertainment they graduate to Red Carpet Regulars.  If they are in business, they graduate to Brilliant Businesspeople.  Tatiana is such a superstar she graduating to both concurrently and is the first ever to do so.  Mover and Shaker Tatiana S. Platt is an Internet business executive and entrepreneur. She is CEO and co-founder of FameGame.com, a social entertainment web site chronicling the movers and shakers of New York City and beyond. Fame Game was previously featured in Big Apple Business in 2009 and today we are thrilled to bring you the latest updates for everyone that Moves and Shakes and wants to be in the know. Tatiana has become a key voice in the online industry, and also serves as a brand consultant to new media companies and we really admire her work.

Before embarking on her Fame Game venture, Tatiana was Chief Trust Officer and Senior Vice President at America Online, Inc. In her 12 years at AOL, she spearheaded initiatives to ensure that AOL fulfilled its commitment to consumers as an “Integrity Brand Leader”, and that all AOL-owned Web properties included community, privacy, and safety elements. She was responsible for setting internal strategy for various AOL businesses in areas such as product development, online programming, e-commerce, advertising, and graphics review. She has pioneered the development of consumer safeguards on the Internet and Web 2.0 standards on social networking, rating, and labeling systems. While at AOL, she regularly testified before the U.S. Senate and the Federal Trade Commission.

Before joining AOL, Tatiana was Executive Vice President of Parvus International Inc., a business intelligence firm where she had operational management responsibility for the company’s domestic and international businesses. She has extensive experience with the federal government and foreign policy agencies, and also worked abroad for Intercontinental Hotel Corporation in sales and marketing. All of this collective experience contributes to the illustrious success of Fame Game today. The big news about FameGame for 2012 is the deeper integration of social media into the site. Front and center: they now have a Twitter feed of New York movers and shakers on the home page which updates in real time with all the latest tweets of top tweeters.

With new companies like Klout (which measures social influence based on Twitter and Facebook) and PinReach (which measures social influence based on Pinterest activity), influence ranking is now a proven business model. And Fame Game was doing this first! Fame Game has started to incorporate Klout scores into FameGame, and they are adding new sources into feeds all the time. Consequently, they have seen traffic sources evolve. Google is still the #1 driver of traffic to Fame Game, but social media sources are creeping up. Oooh and you know we hope they have a Whom You Know feed soon….

Top Traffic Sources to FameGame:
1. Google
2. Yahoo
3. Bing
4. Facebook
5. Twitter

Fame Game is even seeing traffic starting to come from Pinterest. FameGame event photos are being posted on Pinterest and they see clear results in traffic redirects. In 2011 Fame Game launched coverage in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami and Palm Beach. Also, they have a great new partnership with Manhattan and Hamptons society photographer Rob Rich as a new source of event photography. They are further exploring new partnerships with mobile app providers. To wit, they are in the process of incorporating app recommendation through a cutting edge new company called AppTap. Here is what their widgets look like: http://news.famegame.com/new-partnership-with-apptap. Consequently, they are in the process of spec’ing out their very own FameGame app!

The Fame Game weekly newsletter also continues to garner rave reviews as the authoritative weekly round-up of influencers, with its news recap, birthday and event listings, mover and shaker lists and “Most Visited” people and organization pages. Recent news (http://www.famegame.com/recent-news) section is also highly popular with its selection of articles mentioning people of FameGame. Tatiana is an active philanthropist, personally and professionally, and donates her time and efforts to several nonprofit organizations. She serves on the boards of Best Buddies International, The Many Hats Institute, the Byrd Hoffman Foundation/Watermill Center, and Eyebeam. She has lived and traveled all over the world, and speaks six languages. And since she has been interviewed as a Mover and Shaker, she’s had three children in three years with husband Mover and Shaker Campion Platt. Whom You Know is so pleased to catch up with Tatiana!  Peachy Deegan interviewed Tatiana Platt for Whom You Know and we are thrilled and honored to present her as a Red Carpet Regular who is a Brilliant Businessperson!

Peachy Deegan: What internet developments over the past few years do you find the most exciting and why?
Tatiana S. Platt:  The explosion of social media is by far the most interesting Internet development in the last few years to me. Facebook now has close to a billion users, Twitter has 140 million, and Pinterest claims 9 million monthly active users. Attempting to harness that volume of activity are a preponderance of new start ups popping up everywhere now, reminiscent of the late 1990s Internet boom. And then you have sites like Klout.com that are seeking to monetize social activity by identifying influencers and making them available to big brands through initiatives like its Perks program. Also, the enormous popularity of the iPhone and iPad, and other mobile devices, has led to a new movement in app development that is generating exciting and fun ways to make our day-to-day lives easier.

How did you like Georgetown and what did you study there?
I loved Georgetown, the campus, the people, and the city of Washington D.C., such a great city. I started out as a Computer Science major, with an Air Force ROTC scholarship. But after two years, I switched to Russian language and Russian Area Studies. And I spent a semester abroad in Moscow at the Pushkin Institute.

What should the world know about the benefits of studying with Jesuits and what did you like about it?
Among a group of core values, the Jesuit tradition embraces academic excellence, community in diversity, “contemplation in action”, faith and justice, and educating the whole person. I enjoyed the balance between intellectual education and spiritual growth – think values-based leadership.

What did you learn most from working at AOL?
You have to be prepared to roll up your sleeves, put in long hours, and be truly dedicated to your work to succeed. The early days at AOL were breath-taking. It was a wild ride, and everyone was so passionate about what we were doing. We were all united in our mission to bring America online, and we fundamentally believed that we had a hugely important role to play as a company (we did at the time)! What made us successful was dedication, perseverance, clarity of mission, and flawless execution.

Has Fame Game progressed the way you had anticipated it would since 2009 when we last formally interviewed you?
In some ways yes, in others no. The marketplace significantly changed in the last three years as Facebook took off and all forms of social media exploded. We have seen other players assimilate different pieces of the Fame Game formula, and ranking online is no longer a novelty. What I personally didn’t expect were the millions and millions (almost a billion!) of people online who are active on Facebook and Twitter. Frankly, I didn’t expect people to spend as much time online posting updates about day-to-day banalities as so many have come to do. Fame Game was automated from the beginning because we believed, and continue to believe, that people don’t have that much free time on their hands and they welcome services that automate their daily activities.

How do you successfully keep Fame Game competitive?
By continually innovating, staying current with social media trends, and keeping the site fresh and new.

Will there be a London Fame Game or a West Coast Fame Game or will other geographic locations always revolve around New York on the original Fame Game?
Fame Game was created in such a way that it can be easily replicated in other geographic locations. However, expansion is dependent on existing data feeds of which we can avail ourselves. The London marketplace doesn’t yet have the kind of digitized content that we could draw from to do what we’re able to do in New York. So, London will come later, but we are already building our resources on the West Coast and you can expect to see a more California-centric mini site in the near future.

If someone does not have a profile on Fame Game, can they create one?
There is a tab that says “Join” on the upper right hand side of Fame Game pages. Click on the tab and follow the instructions. They can also contact us via feedback@famegame.com and ask to have one created. But they must have some connection to someone already on the site.

If someone has a profile on Fame Game, how do they properly “claim” it?
There is a link that says “Claim This Profile” on the upper right hand side of any given person’s profile page. Click on the link and follow the instructions.

Do people and organizations work differently on Fame Game and if so, how?
The primary difference is that we do not rank organizations at the present time.

Would you ever have Fantasy Fame Game like Fantasy Football or ever make it work like a stock market where people can wager on brands and/or people?
Absolutely. We are currently working on spec’ing out an iPhone app as well as an online Fame Game where people could play against each other.

Can you tell us how the qualitative aspects of Fame Game work if there are any?
Fame Game organizes people according to their social rank in the public arena. However, simply being prolific in the media is not a sole source of value. For example, Fame Game gives more weight to someone being mentioned in the New York Times vs. an Internet blog.

Can you tell us how the quantitative aspects of Fame Game work?
The Fame Game algorithm is a proprietary formula that gives people quantitative rankings based on their public profile. The algorithm takes into account a variety of sources of information, and ultimately the more visible you are, the higher your ranking.

What do your kids think of Fame Game is Fox your oldest old enough to understand it?
My youngest are way too young to understand! However, my 21 year old stepson thinks it’s the coolest thing since sliced bread.

What should the world know about Fame Game?
The original idea behind Fame Game was to create a resource that would allow people to get to know and network with each other. When I first moved to New York, I found myself keeping excel spreadsheet lists of the people I was meeting, who they were, what they did, etc., in an effort to be able to recognize who they were the next time I saw them. Fame Game was born from those original spread sheets. The idea of ranking came later.

Are you still defining Mover and Shaker on Fame Game in the same way you were in 2009?
Yes. Movers and Shakers are people on Fame Game whose rank has changed the most in a given week.

What are your favorite brands today and why?
I am a Starbucks fanatic. Not only do I like the product, but I strongly admire the company’s ethos and their commitment to brand integrity. Wherever you are, you know what to expect when you walk into a Starbucks. And they have successfully created a 2nd home-away-from-home for millions of people. This is similar to what AOL achieved at one point. Namely, AOL was an online destination where people spent the most time outside of their workplace or their home. Another favorite brand is Target, for similar reasons in that you can always expect a quality product, and in Target’s case, at an affordable price. Target has become a victim of its own success online, though. When they recently cleverly launched a line with Missioni, their servers went down because they didn’t anticipate how popular the offering would be. I could mention many other brands, but I will add in closing that my new favorite brand is Cadillac. I am a recent purchaser of their Escalade SUV and can now transport my whole brood in luxury!

How do you like being a mother?
I love it! It’s the hardest job I have ever had - I never anticipated how mentally exhausting it would be. Sure, I knew it would be physically hard to raise three children under the age of three, but, oh, the hardship of always being intellectually stimulating to three blossoming little minds!

Is Barolo still your favorite restaurant (we have reviewed it since your last interview and love it too!) and if so will you try The Peachy Deegan cocktail there?
Yes, Barolo is still my favorite. I have to admit I didn’t know that your cocktail was available there. Since I had my first child, I have mostly stopped drinking.

What are you proudest of and why?
My three children, of course. In my eyes, they are perfection and the source of immeasurable joy to me, my husband, and frankly just about everyone they come into contact with. My children are extremely social and know almost everyone in our neighborhood by name, from shopkeepers, to the Starbucks baristas, to the local garbageman.

What would you like to do professionally that you have not yet had the opportunity to do?
Pie in the sky? I would like to make an action movie a la Lara Croft based on the life of Jim Thompson. And star in it. More realistically, I’d love the opportunity to work with Richard Branson.

What honors and awards have you received in your profession?
Mostly I have been honored by the non-profit organizations I have worked with. I received a Woman of the Year award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and a service award from Best Buddies International.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you at a cocktail party?
I caught someone looking someone else up on Fame Game!

Who would you like to be for a day and why?
The President of the United States. Of course, only one day wouldn’t be enough to get much done, but it would be phenomenal to experience the wide range of responsibilities that come with the job.

If you could have anything in Manhattan named after you what would it be and why?
A tree in Central Park. Maybe even a genus of tree? Central Park is the green livelihood of Manhattan.

If you could have dinner with any person living or passed, who would it be and why?
It would be my husband. With our hectic lives, we seldom get to have dinner just the two of us. And he is my greatest inspiration, consigliere, friend, advisor, and partner in life. Plus I love spending time with him!

What do you personally do or what have you done to give back to the world?
I sit on the boards of several non-profits, and volunteer my time. When I was at AOL, I created a division that focused on making the Internet more accessible to people with disabilities, something of which I am very proud. And I like to think that the time that I spend evangelizing the benefits of the Internet do indeed make this world a better place.

What do you think is most underrated and overrated here?
Most underrated, the subway for sure. I know Manhattanites that have never even stepped foot on a subway platform. I am a diehard subway rider. Also underrated is the free newspaper amNewYork that you can pick up at subway stations. Overrated? Restaurants that have a 2 week or more waiting list for reservations. Frankly, there are too many great places in New York City to choose from that I can’t be bothered to try to snag a seat at the hottest place in town. Of course, celebrities don’t have to worry about that, but obviously I am not a celebrity!

What else should Whom You Know readers know about you or Fame Game?
We are still looking for interns for the summer. Interested candidates can send their resume to info@famegame.com with “Internship” in the subject line.

How would you like to be contacted by Whom You Know readers?
I get something like 500 emails a day, so I am somewhat cautious about giving out my email. The best way to get a quick answer from me is on Facebook or on Twitter @tatianaplatt.

New Partnership with AppTap!

March 20th, 2012

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with AppTap, a cutting edge app recommendation and delivery engine! You will start to see their app recommendations on Fame Game soon!


Fame Game Reveals Top Content and Search Trends of 2011

December 28th, 2011

December 28th, 2011 — Fashionistas, socialites, philanthropists, magazine editors, politicians and business moguls are among the overall top searched content on FameGame, but it was the wife of Dr. Mehmet Oz, Lisa Oz, who grabbed the top spot.

“The names that people are searching for on Google, and landing on their Fame Game profiles, are always an interesting barometer of what is on people’s minds,” said Tatiana Platt, a founder of Fame Game. “There was a wide range of industries reflected in this year’s results, but yet another member of the cast of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City made it on the Top 10 list: Aviva Drescher.”

 

Fame Game is able to measure and analyze the overall attention of people, organizations, and parties in three different ways: through the use of its proprietary algorithm which takes into account public media, news and editorial mentions, user generated content, and attention on Fame Game (”Attention score”), through the internal search queries users are making on the site (”Search trends”), and through the individual profiles receiving the largest volume of web traffic on Fame Game (”Most Visited Profiles.”) Learn more about the algorithm and ranking system by visiting the about page.

Fame Game also announced a new list of Top 10 Palm Beach Movers and Shakers in light of its recent partnership with Lucien Capehart Photography, the premier society photographer of Palm Beach.

Highlights from this year’s top content include:

 

Fame Game’s Top Search Profiles of 2011

 

#1 Lisa Oz

#2 Carin Besser

#3 Jorn Weisbrodt

#4 Alejandro Santo Domingo

#5 Laurie Durning

#6 Kimberly Guilfoyle

#7 Lizzie Tisch

#8 Paige Bluhdorn

#9 Shala Monroque

#10 Aviva Drescher

 

Fame Game’s Top 10 Palm Beach Movers and Shakers 2011

 

#1 Petra Levin

#2 David Koch

#3 Carol Mack

#4 Thomas Quick

#5 Annie Falk

#6 Karin Luter

#7 Lois Pope

#8 Michele Kessler

#9 Talbott Maxey

#10 Mary Freitas

 

Fame Game’s Top 10 Best Dressed Movers and Shakers 2011

#1 Alexandra Lebenthal
#2 Bonnie Pfeifer Evans
#3 Yaz Hernandez
#4 Euan Rellie
#5 Jason Binn
#6 Julie Macklowe
#7 Derek Blasberg
#8 Stacey Bendet
#9 Zani Gugelmann
#10 Nacho Figueras

Fame Game (www.famegame.com) is an entertainment network that tracks the most visible members of the cultural landscape; currently the site maintains 200,000 public-facing ’social network’ profiles for influential individuals and organizations based on event photography, news mentions, user generated content, and other offline and online data. Fame Game leverages the content, cultural data, and attention of these individuals and organizations to make high premium PR campaigns thrive online.  

 

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Fame Game Top 10 Best Dressed Movers and Shakers 2011

December 28th, 2011

#1 Alexandra Lebenthal

Alexandra Lebenthal @ PR Photos

#2 Bonnie Pfeifer Evans

Bonnie Pfeifer Evans @ Rob Rich

#3 Yaz Hernandez

Yaz Hernandez @ Retna

#4 Euan Rellie

Euan Rellie @ Antwan Duncan

#5 Jason Binn

Jason Binn  @PR Photos

#6 Julie Macklowe

Julie Macklowe @ PR Photos

#7 Derek Blasberg

Derek Blasberg  @ PR Photos

#8 Stacey Bendet

Stacey Bendet  @ Retna

#9 Zani Gugelmann

Zani Gugelmann  @ Retna

#10 Nacho Figueras

Nacho Figueras  @ Retna

Fame Game’s Top Search Profiles of 2011

December 28th, 2011

Lisa Oz

Lisa Oz @ Retna

#1 Lisa Oz

#2 Carin Besser

#3 Jorn Weisbrodt

#4 Alejandro Santo Domingo

#5 Laurie Durning

#6 Kimberly Guilfoyle

#7 Lizzie Tisch

#8 Paige Bluhdorn

#9 Shala Monroque

#10 Aviva Drescher

Fame Game’s Top 10 Palm Beach Movers and Shakers 2011

December 28th, 2011

Douglas Hannant & Petra Levin

Douglas Hannant & Petra Levin @ Lucien Capehart

#1 Petra Levin

#2 David Koch

#3 Carol Mack

#4 Thomas Quick

#5 Annie Falk

#6 Karin Luter

#7 Lois Pope

#8 Michele Kessler

#9 Talbott Maxey

#10 Mary Freitas

Fame Game’s Top Search Profiles of 2010

December 28th, 2010

 Sonja Morgan

#1 Sonja Morgan

#2 Paul Johnson Calderon

#3 Claire Milonas

#4 Andrea Rajacic

#5 Little Marvin

#6 Lauren Remington Platt

#7 Justin Ross Lee

#8 Diandra Douglas

#9 Anna Chapman

#10 Alejandro Santo Domingo

Fame Game Top 10 Best Dressed Movers and Shakers 2010

December 28th, 2010

It’s the end of the year, and so it’s time for us to reflect on the Movers and Shakers of 2010 and rank what we call the “Best Dressed”. These are not the people you will find on Vogue’s lists or on Style.com - the vast majority do not even work in the fashion industry (although a couple do). Here is our Hall of Fame!

Nazy Nazhand - Always perfectly accessorized, Nazy is sexy and elegant at the same time. We love her thick bangs!   Nazy Nazhand

Janna Bullock - Whether wearing Lanvin or Dior, Janna looks stunning even at downtown affairs. Anyone can wear a couture gown to a black tie affair, but Janna looks picture ready at all affairs.

Janna Bullock

George Farias - George is the perfect date. Impeccably groomed and handsomely dressed.  George Farias

Hilde Hovnanian - Tall and slim, blonde and gorgeous, it doesn’t take much for Hilde to look beautiful. But she brings it all together with great style flair.

Cynthia Lufkin - An inspiration to us all in her support of philanthropic and other causes (breast cancer research), Cynthia always looks glamorous.

This one is a no-brainer: Jim Shi - Jim is the intrepid chronicler of the fashion set and a prolific tweeter. He manages to connect a myriad of designers.

Jim Shi

Beata Bohman - Beata is an aspiring fashion designer, and she wears her designs superbly well!  Beata Bohman

Ashley Stark - Ashley is creative director for Stark Carpets and she wears the title with aplomb and great flair!

Antony Todd - Debonair, outgoing and an excellent raconteur, Antony is a man with great style and poise.

Antony Todd

And, last, but not least, Michele Herbert - She has a dancer’s body and drapes it with stunning gowns and fabrics that entice the eye.  Michele Herbert

Tags: Nazy Nazhand, Janna Bullock, George Farias, Hilde Hovnanian, Cynthia Lufkin, Jim Shi, Beata Bohman, Ashley Stark, Antony Todd, Michele Herbert

Fame Game - Tatiana Platt mentioned in Jamee Gregory’s book “New York Parties: Private Views”

October 28th, 2010

Jamee Gregory, “New York Parties: Private Views”

New York Parties

Jamee Gregory is known for her impeccable hostess style and grace, and she is a contributing author to a number of luxury and fashion publications. She has released a new book called “New York Parties: Private Views” where she selected 15 hosts and hostesses and followed them in the process of organizing a party in their homes. The parties covered: Jamee and Peter Gregory: Celebrate Summer (Southampton), Jamie Drake: Buffet in the Garden (East Hampton), Michael Kors: Lobster Rolls on the Terrace (Chelsea), Hilary and Wilbur Ross: An Anglo-American Fête (Mid-town), Evelyn and Leonard Lauder: Anniversary Under the Stars (Fifth Avenue), Campion and Tatiana Platt: St. Tropez Cocktails (SoHo), Antony Todd party: Sunday Brunch in the City (West Village), Zang Toi: A Marie-Antoinette Tea (Upper East Side), Joan and Michael Steinberg: A Victorian Musicale (Upper West Side), Blair and Alistair Clarke: The Collectors’ Dinner (Upper East Side), Shafi and Alex Roepers: A Spectacular Holiday Celebration (Park Avenue), Frances Beatty and Allen Adler: Cozy Christmas Dinner (Park Avenue), Whitney and James Fairchild: A Chinese Lawn Party (Bridgehampton), Tory Burch: A Working Lunch at Home (Mid-town), and Fernanda Kellogg: A Hunt Breakfast (Millbrook).

In the chapter on the St. Tropez cocktail party hosted by Campion and Tatiana Platt, Fame Game gets a cameo. See excerpt below.

Go here to buy “New York Parties: Private Views“.

See the Huffington Post coverage with select photos by Eric Striffler.

Excerpted from “New York Parties:Private Views” by Jamee Gregory:

 St. Tropez Cocktails

          Campion Platt and his wife have a lot to celebrate: her successful Internet venture, Fame Game; his stellar architecture, interior design, and licensing empire; and most importantly, their new baby boy, Fox. Getting a jump on the Memorial Day weekend, they invited over a hundred pals for drinks on Thursday night. Who could resist an invitation to their SoHo duplex for a beach party, Riviera style, to mark Tatiana’s birthday? Some friends come early, on their way to the country, to see the baby, and others arrive late to see the stars and moon over Manhattan. Dressing Riviera style was no challenge for this group. To me it meant white pants and navy-and-white striped tee; to others it signified St. Tropez–style bandage dresses, stilettos, and bijoux. That’s what makes a party. The weather cooperated, actually hitting eighty degrees that afternoon, for the first time all spring.

Since Tatiana, an Internet entrepreneur and angel investor who began her career at AOL, created her pre-populated Facebook, Fame Game, a site about political, business, artistic, and social clout, she uses spreadsheets to keep track of her guests, inviting everyone online. Fame Game began when she moved to New York from Washington and tried to remember the names, faces, and occupations of the friends Campion made in the city over the past twenty-five years. She soon realized that her system could be expanded to appeal to marketers and advertisers eager to tap into specific New York groups. She created a “people-pedia,” keeping track of the press generated by the individuals she met, comparing and measuring their mentions, weighing the relative importance of the periodicals in which they appeared, and ranking their status and creating search software. This system is a terrific tool for marketing, targeting movers and shakers. With her lists at her fingertips, organizing a cocktail is no sweat. She follows up with online reminders and often sends out hard copies of her invitations, just in case. For this event she worked with Campion to create a colorful beach scene, just right for summer’s start. Acceptances rolled in, with guests eager to see the Platt’s glamorous abode.

 Tags: Jamee Gregory, Rizzoli, New York Parties, Books, Entertainment, Fame Game, Interior Design