Mindshare, HUL, Vijay Shekhar Sharma win honours at Maddies 2016

| September 29, 2016

Mindshare, HUL, Vijay Shekhar Sharma win honours at Maddies 2016
exchange4media celebrated its annual Mobile Awards – The Maddies, today at ITC Grand Central Mumbai. The Maddies acknowledges and recognizes all marketing stories that employ an effective mobile marketing strategy done in India and will be equally judged on innovation, concept, execution and results by a highly experienced independent panel of the industry. These awards are open to all industries linked to mobile marketing (clients, creative, media agencies, digital agencies and publishers, etc). In this year’s edition a total of 37 metals were given away along with 3 Hall of Fame Awards. In all, 15 Gold metals were awarded. The big winners this year were Mindshare India, which bagged a total of 11 metals; including 5 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze; thus winning the Agency of the Year award. Hindustan Unilever Ltd. won the Mobile Marketer of the year award with 8 of its campaigns getting 9 awards.

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InfluencerActive | October 06, 2021

Leading Business Influencers with Extensive Networks Join Global Digital Platform to Help Boost Marketing Campaigns of B2B and B2C Brands InfluencerActive, Inc. today announced the global launch of the world’s first business influencer digital marketplace, featuring more than 200 highly networked, leading business influencers for B2B and B2C brands. These influencers are spread across 15 countries in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Europe. The marketplace offers a combined first-level reach of over 20 million people and a network reach of more than 250 million people, numbers that are growing daily as more influencers join the platform. The InfluencerActive digital marketplace is available around the globe. According to Business Insider, the influencer marketing industry will grow to $15 billion by 2022. Additionally, a recent survey conducted by Influencer Marketing Hub shows that 75% of brands said they intend to dedicate a budget to influencer marketing in 2021, and 90% of survey respondents said they believe influencer marketing is an effective form of marketing. “Consumer-oriented social media channels like Instagram, YouTube, and more recently, TikTok, have been generating engagement for some time, while business-focused influencers have largely flown beneath the radar,” said Anthony James, CEO of InfluencerActive. “On sites like LinkedIn and Twitter, business leaders, executives, coaches, and even CEOs have built networks of influence that regularly reach millions of people around the world. But until now, there has been no easy way for B2B brands to engage and activate business influencers.” “The launch of InfluencerActive will change the influencer marketing game for both B2B and B2C brands, particularly with small businesses and medium-sized enterprises,” James continued. “Our focus is on curating a cadre of ‘hyper-networked’ business people – real professionals who have a vested interest in their professional network and the ability to generate high levels of engagement. As a digital marketplace, we have global scope and our influencers have worldwide reach through their networks of influence. In general, our customers don’t engage our influencers for their local expertise but for their regional and international scale.” An Easier Way to Leverage the Power of Influencer Marketing InfluencerActive was founded by CEO Anthony James, who for nearly 30 years, on four continents, has worked with organizations of all types and sizes to learn the art of leadership, influence, and technology disruption. The digital marketplace makes it easy for marketing leaders, brands, and agencies to work with influencers, giving them a direct line of communication and a simple process for integrating them into a campaign to increase awareness and impact. With the InfluencerActive marketplace, B2B and B2C marketers can quickly book an influencer, send the desired media and messaging, and see their content pushed live by the influencer within a matter of hours. "I knew nothing about influencers prior to connecting to InfluencerActive,” said Red Welke, Founder, T-Rex Hammer. “Our first experience with the platform was absolutely mind-blowing. We received hundreds of inquiries almost immediately. The platform delivers amazing value through professional recognition and brand awareness. We will be utilizing InfluencerActive consistently as part of our long-term marketing and growth strategy." “Advertising just doesn’t offer the same value as it once did,” said James. “Sponsored posts simply take the old ‘interruption marketing’ model and apply it to digital news feeds. But people don’t want to be interrupted. They want context, a story, entertainment, and trust. Our influencers are well-positioned to do that, and our platform is the ideal vehicle for making that happen.” The InfluencerActive digital marketplace is available at marketplace.influencer-active.com About InfluencerActive InfluencerActive is an influencer marketing platform that directly connects brands and businesses with curated and vetted business influencers to create a seamless marketplace for both buyer and influencer to engage. Influencers in the InfluencerActive network have built significant followings over traditional business channels such as LinkedIn and Twitter. Their trusted voices are valued in both the B2C and B2B contexts. In engaging with influencers through InfluencerActive, business owners can cut through the channel noise and marketing challenges of a fragmented media world. With Influencer Active, engagement is direct between business and influencer, and there is a cost only if an influencer agrees to engage. For more information, please visit Influencer-Active.com. Follow us on Twitter @InfluencerActi3, LinkedIn, and Instagram @influencer_active.

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CLG and Samsung Announce Marketing Partnership

Samsung | April 13, 2021

CLG, a top-tier North American esports organization, and Samsung Electronics America, announced a partnership in which Samsung will be the Official Computer Memory Hardware Devices Partner for all CLG teams. The partnership includes an editorial-style digital content series and premier brand integration throughout CLG’s team and player digital channels across Twitch, Twitter and Instagram. Samsung is also the Presenting Partner for CLG’s Amateur Competition Platform “Samsung Open Tournament Series,” where Samsung will be involved in all marketing assets and throughout the livestreams of Samsung Open Tournament Series events on the CLG Twitch Channel. The series is coed and provides an opportunity for everyone to gain experience in a competitive and comfortable environment. The first Samsung Open Tournament Series will take place on April 24, with Amateur players competing in League of Legends. The monthly tournaments will alternate between League of Legends and fan-voted games.

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WiSA Wave Marketing Program Continues to Drive and Grow Consumer Traffic to WiSA and Member Websites

WiSA | April 14, 2021

WiSA LLC, founded by Summit Wireless Technologies (NASDAQ: WISA), today announced strong, continued website traffic and category exposure driven by the WiSA Wave Marketing Program. The program, launched on September 1, 2020, creates specific digital marketing assets and campaigns and provides Association members access to WiSA’s analytics and growing consumer database. WiSA is forecasting website traffic to reach one million visitors in 2021. WiSA Wave has shown significant web traffic growth quarter to quarter and year over year. Nearly 140,000 visitors were driven to websites for WiSA or brands and retailers in Q1 2021 versus over 34,000 in Q1 2020, representing a 234% increase. In Q1 2021, nearly 18% of all WiSA website visitors continued their journey to a member or retailer website to learn more about or buy a WiSA Certified™ product. Even with WiSA Wave exposing a large number of new, in-market enthusiasts to the category, organic, direct and referral traffic remains strong in the 18%-21% range, reinforcing the growing awareness of WiSA. “We are constantly working with our members to add value to their initiatives through advancements in technology, product development support, distribution, category and product marketing, and consumer awareness,” said Tony Ostrom, President of WiSA. “Over the next year, we will grow the wireless home cinema category through effective consumer outreach and communication, education, increased distribution of WiSA Certified solutions from WiSA members, and the continued expansion of WiSA Certified and WiSA Ready™ products.”

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Quad | April 14, 2021

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