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rVue Online Digital Out-of-Home Media Planner Launched

We’ve all seen it. Advertisers either spending days on DOOH media planning or avoiding the media altogether with the same objections: fragmentation within the industry, lack of reach and the time it takes to create a strategic media plan. From emails and phone tag, to spreadsheets and middlemen, sophisticated ad planners found their time consumed by the most mundane portion of the planning process.

On the other side of the equation, networks were reluctant to allocate inventory to third parties, slash pricing or pay higher commissions, instead wishing to maintain some control over their inventory valuation and commoditization.

Times have changed. DOOH has grown and evolved while advertisers are turning away from traditional media and looking for innovative digital solutions. The rVue, Inc. executive and technology team has been immersed in the Digital Out-of-Home for years, consistently building solutions that drive efficiency and ease of use.

rVue, Inc. announced the launch of its web-based DOOH media planner, which blankets the industry by connecting participating networks with ad agencies and advertisers looking to advertise on digital signage screens and billboards. The open and free-to-use rVue Media Planner enables agencies to easily create a DOOH media plan, saving them precious planning time and expanding their DOOH reach by introducing them to participating networks they may not currently have on their radar.

rVue’s “social networking meets search engine” approach connects advertisers with networks that fit their search criteria. There is no cost or obligation for advertisers, agencies or networks to use the media planner and no inventory allocation or aggregation is required. Networks are, however, encouraged to put their “best foot forward” by maintaining their profile with accurate and current data, such as audience demographics, impressions and third party studies as well as location, content and technology specifications and other relevant information. This becomes the basis by which agencies evaluate networks for their media plan. Networks always maintain the “final say” by being able to accept or reject any offer made to them.

The media planner is just one of the core software offerings within rVue’s suite of technology. Currently, rVue has enrolled more than 35 networks representing over 157,000 touchpoints in major DMAs in the United States and Canada, with several European networks becoming available in early 2010. As part of a strategic relationship, BroadSign Open’s more than 230 digital signage networks in 25 countries are automatically eligible to adopt the system.

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ONTrack Network and rVue – Betting on Digital Out-of-Home

As an advertiser, imagine being able to reach millions of some of the most well-educated, affluent consumers around. We’re talking about 98 million consumers – you heard right – 98 million viewers gathered in casinos, high-end restaurants and bars, sports venues and entertainment destinations throughout North America, completely focused on the live horse races being broadcast on in-house screens. Imagine your ad being seen by this extraordinarily valuable audience, drawing the same attention as the race itself.

Imagine no more…thanks to ONTrack Network and rVue, access to this highly-targeted audience is now a reality. With over 60 years of experience in the horse racing industry, TelePhoto Technologies, Inc., through its ONTrack Network, has placed 66,000 digital signage screens in over 1,100 racetracks and off-track betting sites throughout the U.S. and Canada. In a fragmented media world, ONTrack delivers the full attention of extremely desirable, hard-to-reach consumers directly to  and rVue is the media platform that now makes it happen with incredible ease.

rVue, a free Software as a Service (SaaS) model available to the advertisers, digital out-of-home (DOOH) industry and developed by Fort Lauderdale-based Argo Digital Solutions, Inc. (Argo), empowers media planners and advertisers with the tools necessary to search target markets, plan media campaigns, place and buy network advertising, upload and distribute high-quality content and monitor results. Effectively reaching quality and receptive audiences offered by networks like ONTrack makes rVue a valuable platform for advertisers and agencies alike. rVue continues to partner with the best and most compelling venues around.

“ONTrack believes that rVue is here to change the media landscape for digital out-of-home,” states Ted Bradley, ONTrack’s Chief Sales Officer. “With rVue, we have a reliable and trusted partner with the know-how, fortitude and experience to provide advertisers with real value through their media platform. We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with rVue and deliver our premier locations to ad agencies.”

“The effectiveness of digital out-of-home in this type of entertainment venue is impressive,” says Jason Kates, CEO and founder of Argo Digital Solutions. “ONTrack is the perfect example of a robust network who has positioned themselves perfectly to give advertisers an edge in the DOOH marketplace.”

To learn more about ONTrack Network, race on over to www.ontnetwork.com. For more information on rVue, visit www.rVue.com.

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Nobelvision Has Recently Joined The Growing List Of Rvue Network Partners

NobelVision™, a digital out-of-home network comprised of nearly 700 professional dental offices throughout North America, has recently joined the growing list of rVue network partners. rVue, the digital out-of-home search engine developed by Argo Digital Solutions (Argo), offers advertisers a unique and cost effective way to reach the highly targeted, affluent and able-to-buy audience captured by this healthcare venue.

Created for and owned by Nobel Biocare, the world leader in esthetic dental solutions, the NobelVision™ Network is operated by Creative Marketing and Merchandising Media Solutions (c3ms) and delivers entertaining and informative programming to a captive audience of patients and caregivers in reception areas of oral surgeons and general dental practitioners throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to continued development within North America’s market, this rapidly-growing network is poised to expand to Europe, the Middle-East, and Asia in the near future, aggressively taking its current 1,000 screens to 2,500 screens by year-end 2010.

NobelVision™ is a customized in-office channel of dental healthcare information specifically designed to deliver quality educational, informational and entertainment segments to a targeted, health conscious audience via an IP-based, networked narrowcast system. With dwell times exceeding 30 minutes, the NobelVision™ Network provides advertisers with a unique opportunity to market their products and services to a captive audience with known demographic and statistical data. Through full-motion, full-color video content, NobelVision™ engages their audience at a time when they are highly attentive and receptive.

“We are looking forward to benefitting from Argo’s expertise and understanding of how digital out-of-home media should be viewed and positioned within the planning, buying and execution cycles,” states Ray Heiser, President and CEO of c3ms’ NobelVision™ Network. “The rVue search platform has taken an innovative approach to DOOH advertising, giving our network a unique opportunity to be targeted by advertisers and agencies on a global scale.”

c3ms is a premier integrator/operator of digital signage solutions in medical and dental reception areas. Creative marketing and merchandising media solutions from c3ms deliver value for practitioners by helping them grow their practice. For patients, value is provided through informative and entertaining programming while they wait for appointments. Advertisers have access to a highly-targeted, able-to-buy captive audience.

NobelVision™ adds yet another place-based media outlet to rVue’s extensive list of advertising venues. rVue’s full-cycle media search engine platform is unique to the industry in that it empowers media planners and advertisers with the tools necessary to search target markets, plan media campaigns, place network advertising, upload and distribute high-quality content and monitor their reach, simplifying the process of buying digital out-of-home.

“NobelVision’s™ network model and overall development strategy geared towards accelerating their growth over the next few years is impressive,” says Jason Kates, CEO and founder of Argo Digital Solutions. “The global expansion projected for their network will reinforce the power and scalability that rVue’s automated platform brings to the digital out-of-home arena and we are proud to welcome them into rVue.”

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Media Mayhem Corporation has kicked off 2009 with a myriad of murder, suspense, chaos, and downright thrilling campaigns

Media Mayhem Corporation (MMC) has kicked off 2009 with a myriad of murder, suspense, chaos, and downright thrilling campaigns, leaving sponsors and consumers chillingly satisfied with the results of its wall-to-wall push of street, online, and mobile campaigns that ran globally over the last couple of months.

Boasting such figures such as the over 25.4 million views along with 8.7 million unique monthly visitors on the company’s direct Horror Network, MMC managed to capture an impressive 83 percent of adults in the prized 18 to 49 age group on such sites as Horrorwatch.com, Horrornews.net, Screamqueen.com, Buried.com, Palaceofhorror.com, Brimstone.org, Allhorrorfilms.com, Horror.net, and dozens of others.

MMC was pivotal in the online campaigns for such blockbuster films as My Bloody Valentine 3-D which has grossed over $60 million dollars in just 3 weeks since its theatrical release, Kiefer Sutherland’s Mirrors DVD campaign which incorporated a street team campaign that literally saw thousands of 8×8 see thru blood splattered window clinging promotional signs that were placed on bathroom mirrors of nightclubs and restaurants across the country from Los Angeles to New York.

The person coming upon the promo would then read directions to solving the mystery of the blood splatter telling them to “Text “Mirrors” to a code via cell phone and hear what happened at that spot where the promo was placed. The campaign also featured a full blown wall to wall multilayered marketing and pr blitz with a WAP mobile site, SMS video messaging, a viral component, and over the air transfers.

MMC proudly took part in a blistering campaign for the theatrical release of Saw V which saw a domestic opening of over $30 million dollars and eclipsing with a global take of over $113 million dollars by the end of its run. The company picked right up with Paramount Pictures The Uninvited…once again creating an original out of the box campaign taking in over $20 million dollars in its first week of release.

The slashing just wasn’t on the silver screen but also on your PC screen as MMC moved to games where they helped move thousands of copies of the cult fan friendly and critically acclaimed journey The Lost Crown: A Ghost-Hunting Adventure. The game, created by Johnathan Boakes, allows the player to use ghost hunting gadgets such as night vision cameras and E.V.P. to uncover secrets in a seaside town on the eastern England coast.

From games to books…MMC launched two successful campaigns for the horror novels Kill 4 Me , written by Joel M. Andre, and W.L. Hoffman’s The Soulstealer War.

“Our eyes are wide open to the horror genre, says MMC President Scott Messick. We have been looking closely over the last year and the entire industry is booming, we feel that we would be doing ourselves a dis-service by not addressing our accomplishments over such a short period of time and that we are finding new and exciting ways to reach out to the horror consumer. We had a number of exciting campaigns and contests for movies like Pathology, Joshua, and Stir of Echoes 2 in conjunction with the 2008 Screamfest Film Festival. Our goal in 2009 is to keep grabbing larger projects, proving that Media Mayhem is unlike anyone else out there and taking pride in our originality. Our Horror Network is growing on a monthly basis by the thousands and as long as we continue to expand, we believe our opportunities will as well.”

About Media Mayhem Corporation – www.mediamayhem.com

“Fusing experience, strategy, technology, and drive”

Media Mayhem’s slogan of “fusing experience, strategy, technology and drive” describes a full-service advertising representation firm. Services include online and offline marketing, and event sponsorships. The firm specializes in building lifestyle-based advertising solutions for clients and engaging consumer audiences through branded film, music, art, fashion, sports, technology, entertainment and lifestyle experiences, across niche vertical markets.

Since its inception in 2006, Media Mayhem (mediamayhem.com) has created hundreds of successful campaigns as well as merged with Grace Advertising which has hosted dozens of exclusive parties and red carpet events in France, Italy, Canada – and cities across the United States including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Chicago.

 

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PR agency Paver Smith has secured the account for online tyre retailer Blackcircles.com

Liverpool/Manchester-based PR agency Paver Smith has secured the national consumer brief for fast-growing online tyres retailer Blackcircles.com

The account win follows its recent acquisition of Manchester’s Stripe Communications and the six figure win to promote Liverpool’s presence at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

“It’s been a good start to 2009 and we’re close to announcing a trio of new appointments to our team to help us cope with our growth,” said managing director Dougal Paver.

“Our focus for Blackcircles.com is to target van drivers and mums using national consumer media. They’re two very distinct audiences with very different needs and reasons for renewing tyres and it’ll be a great showcase for our thinking,” added Paver.

Michael Welch, Managing Director of Blackcircles.com added “We’re delighted to bring Paver Smith onboard and look forward to developing a successful working relationship”.

BlackCircles.com allows customers to purchase tyres online or by phone and have them fitted by a network of more than one thousand independent garages across the UK.

Paver Smith manages its country-wide consumer PR needs, reporting to the firm’s headquarters in the Scottish borders town of Peebles. Blackcircles.com boasts more than 300,000 customers and sales of more than £10m.

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Welcome to EPR Advertising News

EPR Advertising News is a new blog, part of EPR Network, that is going to be focused on and will be covering the advertising news and stories from press releases published on EPR Network.

EPR Network (EPR stands for express press release) is one of the nation’s largest press release distribution networks on Web. The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, one major PR forum and a number of industry specific PR blogs and what started as a hobby on Internet years ago turned out to be a rapidly growing business today. EPR Network is also known as one of the most trusted (human optimized, published, edited and monitored, spam/scam/low quality PR content free) PR sites on the web with more than 10,000 company and individual press releases distributed per month. EPR Network is putting your press releases on top of all major search engines’ results and is reaching thousands of individuals, companies, PR specialists, media professionals, bloggers and journalists every day.

EPR Network has thousands of clients around the world including global 500 corporations like Hilton Hotels, Barclays Bank, AXA Insurance, Tesco UK, eBay/Skype, Emirates, just to name a few. The network’s PR web sites are currently reaching from 150,000 to sometimes 500,000 unique visitors per month while our viral reach could possibly go to as much as 1M people per month through our presence across various social media sites. EPR Network was established in 2004 and as of May 2008 it had more than 800,000 press releases (pages) published on its network.

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