A few weeks ago at TechCrunch Disrupt, former Google and Ning engineers showcased Bre.ad, a personalized digital billboard to promote brands and interests. Bre.ad followers see a billboard when they click on links using Bre.ad's link shortener service. Then after five seconds, the page will automatically redirect to the target link.
Previously in private beta, sample early adopters include entrepreneurs, philanthropists, musicians, celebrities and bloggers such as Houston Herald and 50 Cent. And now Bre.ad is available for free to anyone, making promoting your favorite brands and interests simple plus effective.
Set up only takes 3 steps:
Step 1: Login to http://bre.ad/ and create your personal billboard by uploading an image and writing a customized message. Bre.ad turns your image and message into a full-page banner for you, maximizing your billboard’s effectiveness.
Step 2: Shorten any link you want to share using Bre.ad as your link shortener.
Step 3: Share your Bre.ad links on social media channels such as Facebook or Twitter
There are three things you can do on bre.ad: bre.ad, toast and follow.
· To “bre.ad” a link is to shorten and share a link with your audience.
· To “toast” is to create a digital billboard by making a personalized recommendation for a cause or brand.
· To follow someone is to subscribe to their Toasts and Bre.ad links on the site.