ShearShare Wins Two Awards at the 30th Annual Communicator Awards

Excellence in Integrated Mobile Experience, Best User Experience

Buffalo, New York, May 8, 2024 – The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) announced today that
ShearShare, a patented mobile marketplace that provides flexible workspace solutions for the beauty and
barbering industry, is a two-time winner in the 30th Annual Communicator Awards.

With over 3,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. ShearShare received an Award of Excellence for Integrated Mobile Experience and an Award of Distinction for Best User Experience. The competition celebrated its 30th anniversary this year with a pledge to honor timeless communication. Winners who received the competition’s highest honor, the Award of Excellence, include Disney, The White House Historical Association, Mastercard, ShearShare, George P. Johnson Experience Marketing, AARP, Veritas, IBM, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Hearts & Science, PBS, Havas, PepsiCo, and many others. To view all the winners this season, visit the Winners Gallery.

“The entries into this season of The Communicator Awards were such a great representation of our three
decades celebrating innovation and creativity in all forms of communication. I couldn’t have wished for a more diverse and brilliant body of work to be placed in our jurors’ capable hands,” said AIVA Managing Director Lauren Angeloni. “I want to congratulate all of the honorees for their well-deserved wins.”

“We applaud our entire team for designing a user journey that elevates creative excellence. It was a year-long expedition, and everyone worked so diligently to relaunch the brand,” says Dr. Tye Caldwell, cofounder of ShearShare. “Thank you also to the team at asmallstudio.com for helping us bring ShearShare to market in a new and exciting way. This recognition by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts is a testament to our collective dedication to serving our industry in excellence.”

About ShearShare
ShearShare, a Fast Company World-Changing App, is a venture-backed technology company that pioneered space-as-a-service for the salon and barbershop industry worldwide. Launched in 2017, ShearShare currently serves industry professionals in more than 950 cities and is the largest provider of on-demand salon and barbershop space rentals across the globe. Managing more than $300 million in workspace assets, ShearShare is the first marketplace that allows licensed cosmetologists and barbers to rent space to work on demand without signing a long-term contract or working by commission. For more information, visit ShearShare.com. To join the ShearShare community on Instagram or Twitter, follow @ShearShare.

About The Communicator Awards
The Communicator Awards is the leading global awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing
and communications professionals. Founded three decades ago, the Communicator Awards is an annual
competition recognizing the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and design. The
Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), an
invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed brand and media, interactive,
advertising, and marketing firms including: GE Digital, Spotify, Condè Nast, Disney, Accenture Song,
Superfly, Fast Company, Digitas, and many others. See aiva.org for more information.