Mobile Marketing Association Establishes UK Council; Attracts New Members | Mobile Marketing Association
October 29, 2008
Mobile Marketing Association Establishes UK Council; Attracts New Members
 
Sponge’s Alex Meisl and Ogilvy Group UK’s Scott Seaborn Elected to Lead
 
London, October 30th 2008The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com) today announced the creation of a new UK Council to lead the establishment of guidelines and best practices and educate and evangelize on the mobile channel in the UK.  The Council will be chaired by Sponge’s Alex Meisl and Scott Seaborn of Ogilvy Group UK. The new council has brought together fifty-six member companies from the MMA’s global, European and local membership. Seven of these fifty-six members - Sponge, Incentivated, Yodel, Netsize, Rapid Mobile, Reporo and We Love Mobile - joined the MMA as a result of the UK Council launch.  The UK Local Council joins other previously established MMA European Local Councils including Spain, Ireland, Germany and Austria.
 
The UK Council’s priorities and initiatives will be based on the needs of local membership and market dynamics, whilst ensuring synergies with the global organization. The UK Council will initially work on a series of education workshops for brands and agencies, and on an ongoing basis, provide members with the opportunity to participate in and lead committees on key industry topics and provide a forum for industry leaders to come together.  As Nielsen Mobile’s research shows, the mobile internet audience in the UK has grown by 61% since Quarter 3 of 2007, and with 1 in 5 UK mobile users recalling seeing a mobile ad, the Council is ideally positioned to help marketers to capitalise on this rapidly expanding market.
 
‘I am looking forward to working with Alex to harness the great drive, enthusiasm and passion already existing within the UK mobile marketing community to further the industry for everyone involved,’ stated UK Council co-Chair and Head of Mobile Technologies at Ogilvy Group UK Scott Seaborn.  
 
‘Sponge is excited to be involved in this initiative, and we’re pleased to welcome current and new members to the Local Council,’ commented Alex Meisl, MMA UK Council co-Chair and Sponge Chairman. ‘The UK has a very strong mobile marketing presence which together we can continue to drive forward.’
 
‘Local initiatives are instrumental to the growth and development of the mobile marketing industry and will help guide education, awareness and consistency across all parts of the ecosystem.  We look forward to working with UK members to build the momentum and industry spend in their market,’ said MMA European Managing Director Paul Berney, who will support the Co-Chairs in their work.
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About the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)
The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is the premier global non-profit trade association established to lead the growth of mobile marketing and its associated technologies. The MMA is an action-oriented organization designed to clear obstacles to market development, establish mobile media guidelines and best practices for sustainable growth, and evangelize the use of the mobile channel. The more than 700 member companies, representing over forty countries around the globe, include all members of the mobile media ecosystem. The Mobile Marketing Association’s global headquarters are located in the United States and it has regional chapters including North America (NA), Europe, Latin America (LATAM), Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) branches. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com.
 
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