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Integration Connects Digital Signage Inventory from BroadSign-Powered Networks with Advertising Space and Content within RMS Networks’ rVue Exchange

BroadSign International, Inc., a worldwide provider of “Software as a Service” (SaaS) solutions for managing digital signage networks, and RMS Networks, Inc., the leading digital marketing and technology solutions agency, have joined forces to offer advertisers easier-to-buy digital out-of-home media.

The integration has become possible due to the new open-standard cross-network media buying platform – BroadSign Open, scheduled for release in early 2009. The two companies have collaborated to connect BroadSign Open with rVue – a digital signage media-planning tool developed for the DOOH industry and used by RMS Networks. rVue’s addressable advertising exchange takes a ‘Google AdWords’ approach and applies it to the DOOH industry. RMS’ rVue exchange is a web-based application that enables advertisers to find and bid on digital out-of-home properties across multiple networks.

Thanks to the rVue/BroadSign Open collaboration, over 165 DOOH networks that run on BroadSign’s software can now add their inventory to RMS’ media planning platform, thus becoming part of the larger-scale media buys they didn’t have access to before.

BroadSign Open will grant rVue users access to its combined network media space to enable advertisers to target and execute digital signage campaigns across BroadSign-powered networks.

“Our relationship with RMS Networks gives our networks an opportunity to be seen by planners and advertisers via a unified interface and simplifies the process of buying digital out-of-home,” said Brian Dusho, President & Chief Strategy Officer of BroadSign International. “Coupling rVue with BroadSign Open brings together the best of two worlds: mass reach and micro targeting.”

“BroadSign is an established, worldwide provider of campaign fulfillment workflow for the industry with an impressive group of networks,” notes Jason Kates, Founder, President and CEO of RMS Networks. “The integration of our respective technologies is designed to further enable advertising agencies to easily plan and buy OOH media campaigns and measure their effectiveness.”

The rVue Ad platform also offers greater accountability and relevancy in advertising. With rVue’s innovative targeting tools and auction-based pricing system, advertisers can find the right context and audience for their advertising message, only pay for impressions delivered to their ads, and receive digital reporting within 24 hours.

Additionally, The Component Group, an Omnicom agency has endorsed rVue from the start and is very optimistic about this announcement. “We collaborated with RMS Networks over the last year to integrate what the agencies are looking for – a dashboard approach to segregate the digital out of home opportunities and allow an efficient buy to take place”, said Bob Chimbel, CEO of the Component Group. “The incorporation of rVue into BroadSign’s reach is game-changing. A platform of this scope now allows us to access digital Out-of-Home outlets in a way that was not previously available.”

About BroadSign:

BroadSign International Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for managing digital out-of-home networks. BroadSignTM Suite resolves the challenges facing modern digital signage networks: the need for acceptance by the mainstream advertising community, time to market and the need for full campaign execution functionality, accountability and true scalability. The software enables operators to target out-of-home audiences, sell network airtime; reliably play back scheduled content on each screen and account for campaign performance. Essential support and maintenance services are included in the per-player monthly license fee. BroadSign combines extensive expertise in digital signage software, media, advertising, and information technology and is a member of the Out-of-home Video Advertising Bureau (OVAB), OAAA, the Digital Signage Association and POPAI. Over 165 digital signage networks in 25 countries run on BroadSignTM Suite platform. The company’s corporate office, Operations, Support and Development facilities are located in Montreal, Canada. For more, visit broadsign.com.

About RMS:

RMS is the leading digital media and marketing agency that develops, manages and delivers the most relevant video advertising segments to millions of consumers daily. Through rVue, RMS’ addressable advertising exchange, high-traffic venues and consumers can access HD video content, create play lists and dramatically enhance the shopping experience. Advertising agencies can reach their target audience at or near the time of purchase. The technology is platform-agnostic, and can work independently or layer on most current industry applications. From its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., RMS has served the nation’s most respected and recognizable brands including AutoNation, Blockbuster, Subway, Accenture and Advance Auto Parts – all with a simple proposition: Where ROI meets awareness. That’s RMS. Learn more at rmsnetworks.com and rVue.com.

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New Practical ‘How To’ White Paper Helps Digital Marketers Get Up-To-Speed On Mobile Advertising

Bango today published a practical, ‘how to’ white paper on mobile advertising for agencies and digital marketers who want to move into mobile but need some help. The “Mobile advertising for newbies” white paper provides hints and tips on running mobile advertising campaigns and analyzes the approach and results of three real campaigns.

The white paper is available as a free download at http://www.bango.com/whitepaperand is written by mobile guru Peggy Anne Salz who is chief analyst and publisher of MSearchGroove.com.

“We want to dispel the myth that mobile advertising is hard and complex,” said Andy Bovingdon, VP Product Marketing at Bango. “While it does require some knowledge and expertise, this white paper is designed to guide readers through their first steps into mobile advertising. Author Peggy Anne Salz expertly shows us what’s involved in setting up campaigns and how easy and important it is to analyze results with a mobile analytics tool.”

To give marketers the inside track on how an actual campaign works, Bango created a small-scale mobile site called Mobislim (mobislim.wap.com) which is a light-hearted look at slimming diets. Marketers can also visit the accompanying Mobislim blog to see the three campaigns cited in the white paper. As the white paper is just the beginning of an ongoing investigation into mobile advertising, details of further ad campaigns will be detailed on the Mobislim blog and it’s here that people can feedback their own experiences.

“It has been said recently that the size of the mobile advertising market will likely underwhelm us in the near-term and overwhelm us in the mid to long-term,” said Peggy Anne Salz of MSearchGroove.com“The market is clearly poised for significant growth, but only if the long tail of advertisers and publishers can get on board. They need a roadmap and this is why it’s critical to have a ‘how-to’ white paper at this juncture.”

Marketers can try out their own mobile advertising campaigns, directing traffic to the Mobislim mobile site if they don’t have one of their own. With a free Bango mobileanalytics account they will be able to measure how the different campaigns perform, see the number of unique visitors and where the traffic is coming from plus calculate the conversion rates for all their campaigns.

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Bigmouthmedia Research Reveals Britain’s Biggest PR Consultancies Fail To Come To Terms With The Opportunities And Challenges Posed By The New Media

Latest research from bigmouthmedia has revealed that Britain’s biggest PR consultancies are failing to come to terms with the opportunities and challenges posed by the rapid growth in new media.

According to the new bigmouthmedia digital marketing news survey of Britain’s 100 leading press and public relations agencies, 79% of the industry’s major players have yet to develop a set of online and social media services.

Meanwhile – despite the steadily increasing importance of blogging as a media tool – the survey showed that a surprising 89% are still failing to publish their own blogs.

“In today’s media environment it is vital that businesses communicate online, and companies that choose to ignore this are running a major risk. Traditional PR tactics are not going to go away anytime soon, but it is essential for companies to integrate online PR and social media into their existing offline communications strategies,” said Lyndsay Menzies, Managing Director of Bigmouthmedia UK.

Commenting on the research Adam Parker, Chief Executive of online news distribution company webitpr, added: “Despite finding that an increasing number of UK PR professionals are on the ball when it comes to online PR this survey confirms our experience that a high proportion are still more focused on traditional media. However, given that this is most probably a reflection of client budget and resource allocations, perhaps what we should be asking ourselves is what this says about UK business’ attitude towards online communications.”

Notes to Editor:

About bigmouthmedia
Founded in 1997, bigmouthmedia is Europe’s largest independent digital marketing agency. With a team of over 200 staff across 13 offices in 10 countries on 3 continents, the company maximises exposure for major brands online through a variety of fully integrated digital marketing channels: Search Engine Optimisation, PPC, Online Media Planning, Affiliate marketing, Social Networking, Brand Monitoring, Online PR and Web Analytics.

Leading the digital marketing strategies of a third of the UK’s most trusted brands, bigmouthmedia services over 300 big-brand customers globally including: Adidas, Hilton, British Airways, Tesco, Aer Lingus, BP, Barclays, Castrol, Conrad International, Dorling Kindersley, Early Learning Centre, easyCar, Fasthosts, Jumeirah, Canon, Samsung, Starbucks, Top Man, Debenhams, Which?, Lacoste, Euler Hermes and Wall Street Institute.

www.bigmouthmedia.com/media

Full details of the research are available online at http://www.bigmouthmedia.com/live/articles/uk-pr-companies-missing-out-on-digital-opportunit.asp/5084/.

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Bigmouthmedia, Europe’s largest independent Search Marketing Agency, has added the Italian GlobalMedia remit to its brand portfolio

Following its recent rebrand of Nordic, French and German offices, bigmouthmedia, Europe’s largest independent Search Marketing Agency has added the Italian remit to its brand portfolio.

The rebrand was unveiled at the IAB Exhibition last November where bigmouthmedia exhibited for the first time.

Chiara Zanetta MD of bigmouthmedia in Italy, responsible for driving growth and expansion under the new brand in the Milan office said, “We are thrilled to be a part of the bigmouthmedia brand in Italy. We have seen the fantastic reception the rebrand has received in France, Germany and the Nordics and know that the confident and exciting brand will be just as well received here.”

The expansion into Italy comes during an exciting year for bigmouthmedia – with the addition of Bravofly, Meridiana and Wall Street Institute to its already impressive client list. Bigmouthmedia is forging ahead retaining and expanding on its position as the leading digital marketing company in Europe.

Bigmouthmedia CEO, Steve Leach, spoke after the announcement, “Following on from the rebranding of Germany, France and the Nordics, it was the natural progression to include Italy. The growth and expansion that we have been experiencing throughout Europe has been exceptional and now with Italy also included under the bigmouthmedia banner the continuity of the brand’s expansion is clear.”

The future for bigmouthmedia sees further growth and development within its product portfolio, as well as further investment into the vertical-specific arena of Search Engine Marketing, with expansion of the agency’s expert teams in online retail, travel and finance marketing for customers including Hilton, British Airways, Experian and Barclays. In addition, further geographic footprints are in the development phase.

2007 has been a rewarding year for bigmouthmedia and its clients with a host of industry awards that include being named as a Financial Times UK Best Workplace, Media winners at the 2007 Fast Growth Business Awards, National Business Awards for Scotland as well as being short listed for four National Business Awards and an IMA Award for Media Agency of the Year.

About bigmouthmedia
Founded in 1997, bigmouthmedia are leaders in digital marketing, with a team of over 200 staff across 13 offices in 10 countries on 3 continents the company maximizes return and exposure for major brands online through a variety of fully integrated digital marketing channels: Search (PPC and SEO), Online Media Planning, Affiliate Marketing, Social Networking, Brand Monitoring, Online PR and Web Analytics.

Bigmouthmedia services big-brand customers globally including: Adidas, Hilton, British Airways, Tesco, Aer Lingus, BP, Barclays, Castrol, Conrad International, Dorling Kindersley, Early Learning Centre, easyCar, Fasthosts, Jumeirah, Kodak, Canon, Samsung, Starbucks, Top Man, Debenhams, Which?, Lacoste, Euler Hermes and Wall Street Institute.

Bigmouthmedia is a Deloitte Fast Growth winner and a 2007 FT Best Place to Work, The Company was also named the AXA Small to Medium Business of the Year at the 2006 National Business Awards, with comments from the judges including: “Successful on a global scale. Impressive, knowledgeable”, and “A real market leading service performed exceptionally well.”

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