June 4, 2007

ABC News Digital Media, The Coca-Cola Company, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Highlighted Speakers at Industry’s Leading Mobile Marketing Event

New York, June 4, 2007 – This week, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) ( will host its annual Mobile Marketing Forum (MMF) in New York, showcasing the mobile opportunities for marketing, advertising, media and entertainment. The industry’s premier global event, the MMF will host industry leaders from agencies, brands, carriers, content, entertainment and media companies. Keynote addresses include: Mark Greatrex, SVP Marketing Communications and Insights, The Coca-Cola Company; Thomas Gewecke, EVP Global Business Development, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT; and Bernard Gershon, SVP/general manager, ABC News Digital Media Group.

“Mobile marketing is strengthening the bond between consumers and our brands,” said Greatrex. “I look forward to sharing the latest innovation in how The Coca-Cola Company is pioneering in the mobile channel.”

Gershon stated, "The mobile platform puts the world at the fingertips of our viewers. ABC News has been successfully utilizing the mobile medium and consumer acceptance and participation has been overwhelming. I look forward to again participating in the MMA’s event. It is great to see so much enthusiasm and collaboration around mobile marketing."

The Mobile Marketing Forum kicks off on Wednesday, June 6th at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. The two-day event brings together the world’s largest brands, entertainment and media companies along with the agencies, carriers and developer communities that are making mobile marketing a reality today.

“This week’s MMF reflects the increased focus on the success of mobile marketing to drive brand awareness and consumer engagement,” said Laura Marriott, president of the MMA. “Mobile marketing knows no boundaries. The mobile device is unique to each person that owns one, making it a highly personable medium to reach virtually every demographic. We look forward to this week’s event and welcome all participants.”

About the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)
The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is the premier global non-profit 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 mobile channel for use by brands and content providers. The 400+ global member companies include agencies, advertisers, hand held device manufacturers, wireless operators, aggregators, technology enablers, market research firms and all companies focused on marketing via the mobile channel. The Mobile Marketing Association’s global headquarters are located in the United States.

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