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Apptigo International Expands Creative Dream Team

MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/14/14 -- Apptigo International, Inc. (OTCBB: APPG) (OTCQB: APPG), a non-conforming, highly creative agency and mobile app developer, today announced the expansion of the Company's creative 'dream team' with the appointments of gaming software guru Francisco Obarrio as Head of Software Development; story artist and animator extraordinaire Thiago Soares as Head of Animation; and new media mastermind Leo Succar-Ferré as Head of Web Design and Development.

Commenting on the appointments, David Steinberg, Apptigo Co-Founder, President and Chief Creative Officer, stated, "Because we have had the pleasure of working with Fran, Thiago and Leo on past projects, we well recognized and valued the fact that they are all three highly accomplished experts in their respective fields. Individually and collectively, they add new depth and dimension to Apptigo's creative team across the full digital spectrum. Tasked with bringing to life new app concepts through strategic development and visual design, and creating and executing high powered social media engagement and app branding strategies, our newly expanded creative team is a true force to be reckoned with in our industry."

For more than 15 years, Francisco Obarrio has won distinction as a noted software architect and engineer with specific expertise in creating customized solutions that improve business processes, operations and profitability; as well as in cooking up truly inspired gaming apps. Prior to joining Apptigo, Obarrio served as Chief Executive Officer and President of 6K Games, a company he founded in 2012 to develop an innovative social Multiplayer Game Platform that features its own Instant Messaging System and exclusive animated emoticons. Games that have been developed on the proprietary platform include Prehistoric Olympics™, Social Trivia Chat™ and Newton's Apple™. Prior to 6K, Obarrio was Head of Development at ViralSport, LLC, where he led the development of The All-Stars™ Playbook, a Facebook app designed to build a collaborative bridge between sports teams and their local sponsors in order to reach fans on a unified platform.

Bringing Apptigo an invaluable blend of creative, production and animation experience, Thiago Soares will oversee the artistic and creative development and production of the Company's growing portfolio of innovative mobile apps. As Director of Animation at Steinberg Design Group from 2011 through 2013, he was responsible for storyboards, 3D product modeling and animatics for clients that included United Colors of Benetton, Miami Ink, BigSur and Totally Raw, among other notables. He also led the development and production of animation created for a pilot reality TV show based on the popular Miami Ink's crew. Previous posts also included serving as Project Manager at Tech Link Global Solutions; as an animation modeler at Zero Fractal; and as a designer and sculptor at Academiccos da Grande Rio in Brazil, where he worked in costume and set design. Soares is a graduate of Miami International University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Computer Animation.

After graduating from Emerson College with dual degrees -- a Bachelor of Arts degree in New Media and a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Markting Communications, Advertising and Public Relations -- Leo Succar-Ferré served as Creative Director at 84 Creative, Inc., where he was responsible for the full design and development of web sites, search engine optimization and subsequent analyses of user trends for more than 120 clients worldwide. After honing his skills at 84 Creative, he joined The Hand Media Group, a Miami-based web design agency, and later Inktel Holdings Corp. and Buena Vista Digital Partners. Immediately before being recruited to Apptigo's creative dream team, Succar-Ferré was a web designer, ecommerce developer and staff specialist in email and social media marketing and small business IT at Cardone Enterprises, a conglomerate of business ventures founded and led by Grant Cardone, an American entrepreneur, New York Times best selling author and motivational speaker.

About Apptigo International, Inc.
Founded in 2012 by the forward-thinking, creative minds behind such notable brands as Ruthless & Toothless, Absolut Vodka, Carnival Cruise Lines, Minute Maid and Renault, among many others, comes Apptigo International. The first app in Apptigo's portfolio, which was introduced to market in June 2014, is SCORE, an interactive dating game that allows people to determine their compatibility through answering entertaining and engaging questions. In a slightly crazy, fun and lighthearted way, SCORE gets down to asking the questions that get to the heart of what people have in common. For more information about the Company, please visit www.apptigo.com.

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