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Mobile Marketing Association Announces New Global Board of Directors

Board brings together mobile marketing leaders for international collaboration
 
Denver, CO; London, Hong Kong & Sao Paulo – June 9th, 2008 — The Mobile Marketing Association )MMA) )www.mmaglobal.com) today named its Global Board of Directors, incorporating representation from member companies across each of the MMA’s four regional branches: North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia-Pacific and the recently launched Latin American branch. The Global Board is made up of the elected Executive Committee members from each region and will be chaired by AdMob’s Russell Buckley, who will launch the new Board’s activity at its first meeting in New York following the MMA’s Mobile Marketing Forum event in June.  Global Vice-Chairman is Tom Daly of The Coca-Cola Company.
 
The MMA’s mission is to create a sustainable industry for mobile marketing world-wide and the new board will continue to foster global leadership on the key issues affecting the industry, including best practices and the protection of consumer privacy. Recently the MMA’s initiatives have included the launch of global Mobile Advertising Guidelines, creating a framework for brands and media companies to deliver mobile advertising in a positive and consistent way.

The MMA 2008 Global Board of Directors is as follows:
 
APAC
  • Chairman: Jimmy Poon, Managing Director, Púca China
  • Vice-Chairman: Matthias Kunze, Director, Mobile Monetization, Yahoo!
  • Treasurer & Secretary:  John Maguire, Chief Commercial Officer and General Manager, Asia-Pacific, CRE8
  • Director at Large: Rohit Dadwal, Director Mobile, Platform and One Care, Microsoft Operations Pte. Ltd.  
EMEA
  • Chairman: Russell Buckley, Managing Director, Europe, Ad-Mob Inc
  • Vice-Chairman: Daniel Rosen, Managing Director, AKQA Mobile
  • Treasurer: Xavier Perret, Vice President, Digital Advertising Solutions, Orange Group
  • Director at Large: Christian Hernandez Gallardo, Strategic Partnerships, Google
  • Secretary: Mark Wächter, MMA Germany )BVDW Section Mobile)
LATAM
  • Chairman, Federico Pisani Massamormile, CEO, HANZO )Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Vice-Chairman, Omarson Costa, Senior Business Development Manager - Latin America, Microsoft Corporation )São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Treasurer, Eduardo Jacob, CEO, MobX- Mobile Marketing ) São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Director at Large:  Ibrahim )Aby) Mcmillan, CEO Abril Digital, Editora Abril SA )São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Secretary: To be announced 
North America
  • Chairman: Tom Daly, Group Manager, Strategy & Planning, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Vice-Chairman: Gene Keenan, Vice-President of Mobile Services, Isobar
  • Treasurer: Michael Bayle, Senior Director, Global Mobile Monetization, Yahoo!
  • Secretary: Maria Mandel, Executive Director of Digital Innovation, OgilvyInteractive
  • Director at Large: Michael Becker, EVP, Business Development, iLoop Mobile, Inc.

Richard Saggers, Global Chairman Emeritus and Laura Marriott, MMA President, round out the Global Board of Directors. 

“Global industry collaboration is essential for the successful propagation of mobile marketing amongst brands and advertisers and to ensure the best experience for the consumer,” said new chairman Buckley. “The MMA has been leading the growth of mobile marketing world-wide and I look forward to working with the new Board and continuing its great work evangelizing the mobile channel and ensuring the path to market development is a smooth one.”
 
“The MMA Global Board of Directors plays a key leadership role in both the MMA and the industry by offering strategic oversight and real-world expertise, enabling the MMA to set and define the existing benchmarks for moving the mobile marketing industry forward,” said MMA President Laura Marriott. “Our thanks go to the previous Global & NA Chairman Cyriac Roeding, Global Chairman & EMEA Chairman Richard Saggers, APAC Chairman Sandy Agarwal and each of the 2007 board members for their contributions over this past year.”
 
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 600 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 in 2007 it formed the North America )NA), Europe Middle East & Africa )EMEA), Latin American )LATAM) and Asia Pacific )APAC) branches. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com.
 
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Jen Allen or Louise Amon
Mi liberty Ltd
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Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm.
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LAURA MARRIOTT ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION AS PRESIDENT OF THE MOBILE MARKETING ASSOCIATION
 
Mobile Marketing Association Continues to Lead Industry World-Wide
 
Hong Kong, São Paulo, London, UK & Denver, CO – June 4, 2008 — The Mobile Marketing Association )MMA) )www.mmaglobal.com) today announced that global President Laura Marriott will resign later this year after having led the association since 2005.  The MMA Board will immediately commence an executive level search for a new global President, managed by a recruiting committee comprised of Board Members and conducted by executive search firm Diversified Search Ray & Berndtson.  Marriott will see the association through the transition period and will then assume President Emeritus position on the MMA Global Board of Advisors.
 
“Laura’s leadership has been beneficial not only to the MMA but the industry itself,” said Tom Daly, MMA NA Chairman and Group Manager, The Coca-Cola Company. “We are disappointed to see her leave but support her in her goals to pursue personal interests.  Having benefitted from Laura’s leadership, the MMA is stronger than ever. Together with the Board and our members, Laura has created a global association and positioned the MMA as the world’s leading trade association for mobile marketing and the source for best practices which protect the consumer experience.”
 
Laura has been a tremendous leader of the MMA and has done a fantastic job on behalf of the MMA membership and the mobile marketing industry world-wide,” said Richard Saggers, MMA Global and EMEA Chairman and Head of Mobile Advertising, Vodafone Group Services. “Under her leadership, the MMA has released a number of critical guidelines to further cement the future of the mobile marketing industry and we will continue this work with our members world-wide.”
 
Since 2005, MMA membership has experienced over 15 times growth and the association has established global headquarters and regional chapters in Asia Pacific )APAC), Europe, Middle East & Africa )EMEA), North America )NA) and most recently, Latin America )LATAM).  Within the past three years, the MMA has established more than 20 new committees leading in the areas of Participation TV, Education, Measurement, Privacy, Mobile Advertising, Women In Wireless and so on, each of which adhere to the MMA’s mission to develop guidelines and best practices, remove obstacles to sustainable market development and educate the industry on mobile marketing. The MMA has been at the forefront of establishing global guidelines for Mobile Advertising and the Code of Conduct and has worked regionally to launch Consumer Best Practices, Mobile Commerce and Mobile Search educational documents, among other key initiatives. 
 
Marriott has also established the Mobile Marketing Forum )www.mobilemarketingforum.com) as the industry’s leading global event on Mobile Marketing. 

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 600 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 in 2007 it formed the North America )NA), Europe Middle East & Africa )EMEA), Latin American )LATAM) and Asia Pacific )APAC) branches. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com.
 
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
 
 
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Global Results Comm.
)GRC)
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EMEA:

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Mobile Marketing Forum Features Innovative Brand Pitch Panel
Panel Discusses How to Achieve a Successful Mobile Campaign
 
What:  The Mobile Marketing Association )MMA) is pleased to provide delegates of the Mobile Marketing Forum )MMF) )www.mobilemarketingforum.com) the opportunity to hear first-hand how mobile marketing vendors can pitch brands to ensure success in achieving their strategic objectives.  The panel will speak on transforming the marketing model by building brand relationships through mobile.
 
Moderated by Gene Keenan, VP Mobile Strategies, Isobar, the Pitch Panel features top-notch experts including:
  • Chris Murphy, Director, Digital Marketing, adidas US
  • David Rippetoe, Senior Director of Business Development, Neighborhood America
  • Derek Goldberg, President/Creative Director, Varitalk
  • Fidel Parente, VP Account Director, Global, Basketball, CARAT
  • Matt Shaw, Director, Advertising Sales, AdMob
  • Paul Salumbides, Senior Account Executive, Carat
Who:  The Mobile Marketing Forum is produced by the Mobile Marketing Association )MMA) )www.mmaglobal.com). Event, sponsors include 3CInteractive,Ad Infuse,  Airwide Solutions, Amdocs, Anheuser-Bush, Buongiorno, Changing Worlds, Crisp Wireless, Jingle Networks,  LiveWire Mobile, mBlox, Millenial Media, Mo’Jiva,  Motricity, Movius Interactive Corporation, Mozes, MX Telecom, NAVTEQ, Netbiscuits, OnDeego, Smaato, SnapTell, The Weather Channel, Third Screen Media and VeriSign.
 
In addition, media and association sponsors include 160 Characters, Advertising Age, AdWeek, bnetTV.com, CTIA, CWTA, DMNews, dotMobi Advisory Group, Electronic Retailer, eMarketing Association, Fierce Mobile Content, GoMoNews, GSMA, inmobile.org, MobiAd News, Mobile Giving Foundation, Mobile Marketer, Mobile Marketing Magazine, Mobile Media, Mobile Messaging Analyst, NATPE, Online Publishers Association, RCR Wireless News, Wireless Week, Yankee Group.
 
When:  June 10 – 11, 2008 at the
New York Marriott Marquis Times Square
            )www.mobilemarketingforum.com)
 
About the Mobile Marketing Association
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 600 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 in 2007 it formed the North America )NA), Europe Middle East & Africa )EMEA), Latin American )LATAM) and Asia Pacific )APAC) branches. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com.
 
 
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm.
)GRC)
P:+1 949 608 0276
E:
[email protected]
E:
[email protected]
 
EMEA:
Jen Allen or Louise Amon
Mi liberty Ltd
P: +44 20 7751 4444

 

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First Latin American Board of Directors Named by the Mobile Marketing Association
Mobile Marketing Growth Continues to Skyrocket in Latin America
 
São Paulo, Denver, CO– June 3, 2008 — The Mobile Marketing Association )MMA) )www.mmaglobal.com) today announced its newest addition to the Global organization, the Latin America )LATAM) MMA Board of Directors. The MMA LATAM branch was formed in March, reflecting the latest MMA effort to establish regional presence across the globe. The MMA LATAM Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from across the mobile marketing ecosystem including aggregators, marketers, carriers, agencies, technology enablers and more.
 
“Latin America is a fast growing and exciting region for mobile marketers and our recently formed LATAM branch continues to grow membership, bringing together the industry leaders in the region,” said Laura Marriott, president of the MMA. “We’re pleased to formally announce our Latin American Board of Directors and look forward to regionalized collaboration to ultimately drive the sustainable development of the industry globally.”
 
“Mobile marketing in Latin America represents significant opportunities for brands, marketers and the entire mobile sector,” said Federico Pisani Massamormile, CEO, HANZO and MMA LATAM Chairman. “We are pleased to see the diversity of leaders in the initial board of directors which include brands, technology and wireless companies, marketers and advertising agencies that are looking to grow the potential of the Latin American market.”
 
The MMA’s mission is to create a sustainable industry for mobile marketing world-wide and the new Latin American board will foster regionalized leadership on the key issues affecting the industry, including industry best practices and the protection of consumer privacy.
 
The MMA Latin American Executive Committee is as follows:
  • Chairman, Federico Pisani Massamormile, CEO, HANZO )Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Vice-Chairman, Omarson Costa, Senior Business Development Manager - Latin America, Microsoft Corporation )São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Treasurer, Eduardo Jacob, CEO, MobX- Mobile Marketing ) São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Director at Large: Ibrahim )Aby) Mcmillan, CEO Abril Digital, Editora Abril SA )São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Secretary: To be announced
  • Laura Marriott, President, MMA
Additional elected individuals, founding, sustaining and/or honorary director positions include:
  • Adriana Knackfuss, Interactive Marketing Manager, The Coca-Cola Company )Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Alexandre Manuel Madeira Fernandes, Director of Products & Services, Vivo S.A. )São Paulo,Brazil)
  • Ann Marie Williams, CEO, Okto )São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Eugenio Velasco, Mobile Services Director, Televisa Digital )México City, Mexico)
  • Ezequiel Abramzon, Digital Media Director, The Walt Disney Company Latin America )Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Ezequiel Jones, Media Director – Southern Cone, Unilever de Argentina S.A. )Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Felipe Muñoz, Sr. Director, Latin America, Yahoo! Inc. )Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Guillermo Rivaben, Marketing Director, Telecom Personal S.A. )Buenos Aires,Argentina)
  • Renato Ciuchini, Director for New Business and Strategic Planning, TIM Brasil )São Paulo,Brazil)
  • Roberto Vazquez Ferrero, Telecommunications Market & Consumer Research Director for Latin America, The Nielsen Company – Nielsen Mobile )Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Terence Reis, Mobile Marketing, F.biz )São Paulo, Brazil)
The MMA plans to host another Mobile Marketing Forum in LATAM later this year.
 
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 600 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 in 2007 it formed the North America )NA), Europe Middle East & Africa )EMEA), Latin American )LATAM) and Asia Pacific )APAC) branches. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
 
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm. )GRC)
P:+1 949 608 0276
E: [email protected]
E: [email protected]
 
Jen Allen or Louise Amon
Mi liberty Ltd
P: +44 20 7751 4444
E: [email protected]
E: [email protected]

 
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 Global Brands Take Center Stage at Mobile Marketing Forum
Premier Brands Share Developments in Mobile Marketing Campaigns
 
What:   The Mobile Marketing Forum )www.mobilemarketingforum.com), the world’s largest event focused on the global mobile marketing industry, will showcase case studies, exciting new mobile initiatives and much more.  Among the line up of brands presenting at this year’s event are:
 
  • adidas: a Case Study on the use of mobile marketing
  • Fandango, Sears Holding Corp: a panel session on mobile marketing for retail
  • CBS Corp: Opportunities for Mobile Marketing & Advertising in the US Market
  • Univision, The Weather Channel Interactive, Handango: How multimedia in mobile marketing can improve response rates
  • Anheuser-Busch: a Case Study: BudLight’s March Madness
 
Additional brand participation includes: MLB Advanced Media, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Yahoo! and more. 
 
Who:    The Mobile Marketing Forum is produced by the Mobile Marketing Association )MMA) )www.mmaglobal.com). Event, sponsors include 1-800-FREE411, 3CInteractive, Airwide Solutions, AmDocs, Buongiorno, Changing Worlds, Crisp Wireless, LiveWire Mobile, mBlox, Millenial Media, Motricity, Movius Interactive Corporation, Mozes, MX Telecom, NAVTEQ, Netbiscuits, Smaato, SnapTell, The Weather Channel, Third Screen Media and VeriSign.  
 
In addition, media and association sponsors include 160 Characters, Advertising Age, AdWeek, bnetTV.com, CTIA, CWTA, DMNews, dotMobi Advisory Group, Electronic Retailer, eMarketing Association, Fierce Mobile Content, GoMoNews, GSMA, inmobile.org, MobiAd News, Mobile Giving Foundation, Mobile Marketer, Mobile Marketing Magazine, Mobile Media, Mobile Messaging Analyst, NATPE, Online Publishers Association, RCR Wireless News, Yankee Group.
 
 
When:  June 10 – 11, 2008 at the
New York Marriott Marquis Times Square
            )www.mobilemarketingforum.com)
 
About the Mobile Marketing Association
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 600 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 in 2007 it formed the North America )NA), Europe Middle East & Africa )EMEA), Latin American )LATAM) and Asia Pacific )APAC) branches. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com.
 
 
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm.
)GRC)
P:+1 949 608 0276
E:
[email protected]
E:
[email protected]
 
EMEA:
Jen Allen or Louise Amon
Mi liberty Ltd
P: +44 20 7751 4444
 
 
 
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MOBILE MARKETING ASSOCIATION NAMES 2008 EMEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board represents leaders in mobile marketing across the ecosystem

London – May 13th, 2008 — The Mobile Marketing Association )MMA) )www.mmaglobal.com) today announced its 2008 Europe, Middle East and Africa )EMEA) Board of Directors, chaired by Russell Buckley, Managing Director, Europe, AdMob. The EMEA Branch was established in April 2007 and has since launched region specific Mobile Advertising Guidelines and conducted a survey into Mobile Attitude and Usage in five key Western European markets.  The MMA’s mission is to create a sustainable industry for mobile marketing world-wide and the new board will continue to foster region-wide leadership on the key issues affecting the industry, including best practices and the protection of consumer privacy.  The MMA EMEA Branch also recently opened its London offices and hired Paul Berney as its Managing Director for EMEA.

The MMA EMEA Executive Committee members for 2008 include:
  • Chairman: Russell Buckley, AdMob Inc., Managing Director, Europe
  • Vice-Chairman: Dan Rosen, AKQA, Group Head, UK
  • Treasurer: Xavier Perret, Orange Group, Vice President, Digital Advertising Solutions
  • Secretary: Mark Wächter, MMA Germany )BVDW Section Mobile)
  • Director at Large: Christian Hernandez Gallardo, Google, Strategic Partnerships
  • MMA: Paul Berney, MMA EMEA Branch, Managing Director
 
“The EMEA chapter’s work to date has made great progress in the development of the region’s mobile marketing industry,” said incoming chairman Russell Buckley. “I’m greatly looking forward to working with the rest of the new board and the EMEA membership to continue to build on this solid foundation and to further advance the MMA’s mission in the region.”
 
The other Board of Director members include the following elected, founding, honorary and sustaining individuals and companies:
 
  • Anne-Lise Katle, Telenor Nordic Mobile, Head of Mobile Content
  • Arda Kertmelioglu, Mobilera B.V., Co-Founder / Chief Business Development Officer
  • Charles Sword, Yahoo! Europe, Head of Mobile Advertising
  • David Barker, Nokia, Head of Publishers and Partnerships, EMEA
  • Eamon Hession, Púca, CEO & MMA Ireland Chairman
  • Hervé Le Jouan, M:Metrics Ltd, Managing Director Europe
  • Martin Peters, T-Mobile International, Head of Mobile Search & Advertising
  • Melis Turkmen, TURKCELL, Mobile Marketing & Advertising Unit Head
  • Prinz M. Pinakatt, The Coca-Coca Company, Manager of Interactive Marketing Europe
  • Richard Saggers, Vodafone, Head of Mobile Advertising & MMA Chairman Emeritus EMEA
  • Roland Tauchner, DIMOCO Direct Mobile Communications, Managing Director & MMA Austria, Chairman
  • Sixto Arias, Mobext )Havas Digital), Managing Director & Founder MMA Spain and Salvador Carrillo, Mobile Dreams Factory, CEO & MMA Spain, President
  • Stefan Meyer-Spickenagel, GroupM, Global Director Mobile
  • Tanya Field, O2/Telefonica, Head of Mobile Internet
 
 
“The EMEA region is of central importance for the mobile marketing industry going forward,” said outgoing EMEA Chairman and Vodafone’s Head of Mobile Advertising, Richard Saggers. “The MMA is privileged to have so many leading industry figures serving on the Board of Directors. The MMA thanks each of the 2007 board members for their contributions to the association since the launch last April.”
 
The EMEA Executive Committee will also join the MMA Global Board of Directors.  The MMA’s next EMEA event for mobile marketing, the Mobile Marketing Forum, will be held in October 2008. For more information, visit www.mobilemarketingforum.com.
 
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 600 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 in 2007 it formed the North America )NA), Europe Middle East & Africa )EMEA), Latin American )LATAM) and Asia Pacific )APAC) branches. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com.
 
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MOBILE MARKETING ASSOCIATION APPLAUDS FTC’S EFFORTS TO BRING KEY STAKEHOLDERS TOGETHER TO DISCUSS MOBILE MARKETING
 
Washington, D.C. – May 8, 2008 — Mobile marketing took center stage during this week’s Federal Trade Commission )FTC) Town Hall “Beyond Voice: Mapping the Mobile Marketplace” workshop held in Washington, D.C.  Key discussions surrounded the importance of mobile devices to consumers’ productivity, safety, entertainment and social lives, as well as the opportunity for brands and marketers.  Noting the support of the FTC and mobile ecosystem for continued development of self-regulated guidelines and best practices, President Laura Marriott of the Mobile Marketing Association )MMA) stated, “We applaud the efforts of the FTC to allow representatives of the mobile ecosystem to be heard.  The MMA is pleased with the industry’s self-regulatory initiatives to reduce unsolicited messages, protect privacy and ensure a positive consumer experience.”
 
Marriott continued, “as mobile marketing campaigns continue to advance, and consumer adoption and usage of mobile data services grows, the opportunities for marketers and brands increases as well.  We as an industry will continue to enhance our global MMA Advertising Guidelines and MMA US Consumer Best Practices, monitoring and ensuring compliance against them.  Interaction between brands or marketers with mobile consumers takes place at the opt-in request of each individual ensuring only desired information is obtained.”
 
In conclusion, Marriott noted, “The MMA looks forward to continuing its dialogue with consumers, the FTC and other regulators, as well as the mobile ecosystem to further refine and strengthen consumer protections in this dynamically evolving mobile marketplace.”
 
Additional details on this week’s FTC Town Hall meetings can be found HERE
 
About the Mobile Marketing Association
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 600 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 in 2007 it formed the North America )NA), Europe Middle East & Africa )EMEA), Latin American )LATAM) and Asia Pacific )APAC) branches. For more information, please visit . www.mmaglobal.com
 
 
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm.
)GRC)
P:+1 949 608 0276
E:
[email protected]
E:
[email protected]
 
EMEA:
Jen Allen or Louise Amon
Mi liberty Ltd
P: +44 20 7751 4444
 
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 Mobile Marketing Forum to Feature Real-time Campaigns
 Industry’s Largest Mobile Marketing Event Returns To New York
 
What:   The Mobile Marketing Forum )www.mobilemarketingforum.com), the world’s largest event focused on the global mobile marketing industry, is returning to New York on June 10th and 11th featuring an agenda that showcases topics ranging from mobile marketing basics to more advanced strategies for mobile advertising, mobile commerce and more.  Highlighted sessions include:
 
  • Case Studies from leading brands including adidas; Anheuser-Busch; Hearst Magazines Digital Media; and more
  • Mobile Advertising Track: A deep dive on the opportunities for brands, the carrier’s perspectives as well as location based mobile advertising
  • Mobile Marketing 101 Track: For those new to mobile marketing, a session outlining the ‘how tos’
 
In addition, key topics such as Measurement, Consumer Best Practices and Advertising Guidelines will be discussed and debated during this year’s marquee event.
 
Who:    The Mobile Marketing Forum is produced by the Mobile Marketing Association )MMA) )www.mmaglobal.com). Event, sponsors include 1-800-FREE411, 3CInteractive, Airwide Solutions, Buongiorno, Changing Worlds, Crisp Wireless, LiveWire Mobile, Movius Interactive Corporation, Mozes, NAVTEQ, Netbiscuits, Smaato, SnapTell, Third Screen Media and VeriSign.  
 
In addition, media and association sponsors include 160 Characters, Advertising Age, AdWeek, bnetTV.com, CTIA, CWTA, DMNews, dotMobi Advisory Group, Electronic Retailer, eMarketing Association, Fierce Mobile Content, GSMA, inmobile.org, MobiAd News, Mobile Marketer,cMobile Marketing Magazine, Mobile Media, Mobile Messaging Analyst, NATPE, Online Publishers Association, RCR Wireless News, Yankee Group.
 
 
When:  June 10 – 11, 2008 at the
New York Marriott Marquis Times Square
            )www.mobilemarketingforum.com)
 
About the Mobile Marketing Association
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 600 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 in 2007 it formed the North America )NA), Europe Middle East & Africa )EMEA), Latin American )LATAM) and Asia Pacific )APAC) branches. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com.
 
 
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm.
)GRC)
P:+1 949 608 0276
E:
[email protected]
E:
[email protected]
 
EMEA:
Jen Allen or Louise Amon
Mi liberty Ltd
P: +44 20 7751 4444
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 Mobile Marketing Association Publishes Global Mobile Advertising Guidelines

- Worldwide Guidelines Help Drive Ease of Market Entry for Brands and Agencies -
 
Denver, CO; Hong Kong & London - 24 April, 2008 — The Mobile Marketing Association )MMA), which represents more than 600 companies across the mobile marketing ecosystem, today announced the release of its global Mobile Advertising Guidelines. The first set of global guidelines issued by the association, are designed to encourage the uptake of mobile advertising by brands worldwide whilst enhancing and protecting the customer’s experience, by creating a framework for brands and media companies to deliver mobile advertising in a positive and consistent way. The guidelines have received industry endorsements from associations such as IAB UK and Mexico, dotMobi Advisory Group )MAG), ADMA and others. www.mmaglobal.com
The Global guidelines capitalise on the progress made in 2007 with the publication of region specific Mobile Advertising Guidelines for North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa. The regional guidelines have been integrated into a global guideline to ensure a consistent approach to mobile advertising worldwide.
The creation of ad guidelines by the MMA ensures that the industry is taking a proactive approach to keep subscriber experience, content integrity and simplified execution as the driving forces behind all mobile advertising programs,” said Laura Marriott, President, Mobile Marketing Association.
The guidelines provide improved formats around mobile web and have added new guidelines for messaging )including SMS and MMS) and downloadables. The MMA has also introduced a publication called Mobile Advertising Overview which will help those new to the space get educated. The guidelines include recommended aspect ratios and banner dimensions, maximum file sizes, file formats and other technical specifications.
“To ensure the best consumer mobile marketing experience, it is essential to have industry-wide accepted advertising guidelines,” said Stephanie Bauer, Marketing Manager for Verizon. “The MMA and its committees continue to update these guidelines reflecting the most up-to-date practices for marketers across the globe.”
“The MMA has been leading the development of mobile advertising guidelines for the global marketplace,” said Will Hodgman, CEO of M:Metrics. “We are pleased to be working with them to create a sustainable advertising environment to help drive even faster development of mobile advertising globally.”
The Mobile Advertising Committee was created to establish a library of format and policy guidelines for advertising within content on mobile devices and is comprised of MMA member companies including: 4INFO, Inc., Action Engine, Ad Infuse, Inc., AdMob, Inc., AKQA Mobile, Amobee, Media Systems, AOL LLC, AT&T Mobility, Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft )BVDW) e.V., David Krynauw, DoubleClick, Flycell, Gannett Digital, Greystripe Incorporated, Handmark, Inc., I-Mobile Marketing, LLC, Incentivated Limited, iO Global Limited, M:Metrics, Madhouse, Inc., MediaFLO USA, Inc., Medio Systems, Inc., Microsoft )MSN and Windows Live), Mobixell Networks )Europe) Ltd, Mozes, Inc., News Over Wireless, Nielsen Mobile, Nokia Corporation, OpenMarket, Out There Media Holding GmbH, Qualcomm, Quattro Wireless, R/GA, Rhythm NewMedia, Safecount, ScreenTonic, Sensei, Inc., ShoZu, SinglePoint, Sports.comm Ltd, Sybase 365, The Coca-Cola Company, The Weather Channel Interactive, Thin Multimedia, Third Screen Media, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S., U.S. Cellular Corp., Univision Online, Inc., Verizon Wireless, Vindigo, VML, Vodafone Group Services, Ltd. and Yahoo!.
 
 
The MMA Mobile Advertising Guidelines can be downloaded from:
 
The MMA has also released a Mobile Advertising Overview white paper which can be downloaded from:
 
About the Mobile Marketing Association
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 600 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 in 2007 it formed the North America )NA), Europe Middle East & Africa )EMEA), Latin American )LATAM) and Asia Pacific )APAC) branches. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com
 
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