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MMA CONSUMER BEST PRACTICES GUIDELINES EXPANDED TO ACCOMMODATE MOBILE MARKETING GROWTH AREAS

Marketing to Children, Mobile Web and Interactive Voice Response Key Changes in Latest Release

Denver, CO., July 17, 2007— The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com), which represents more than 450 companies across the mobile ecosystem, today made available the latest edition the industry’s MMA Consumer Best Practices (CBP) Guidelines for Cross-Carrier Mobile Content Services in the United States. Released twice annually, the MMA CBP’s are developed by the industry through collaborative input from across mobile, media and marketing sectors and adhered to by all in the U.S. mobile marketing industry.

"Since 2005, the MMA’s Consumer Best Practice Guidelines have protected the consumer experience and defined the rules of play for mobile messaging, mobile web and voice services," said, Cyriac Roeding, Global Chairman MMA & EVP Mobile, CBS Interactive. "The Consumer Best Practices Committee of the MMA represents the view of carriers, technology companies, brands, media companies and consumer advocates. This cross-industry collaboration makes these Guidelines so powerful and have helped them become the standard in the industry."

Highlights to the July 2007 CBP Guidelines include:

  • Marketing to Children: define the guidelines for marketing to children under the age of 13.

  • IVR: provide guidance on opt-in and opt-out via IVR (interactive voice response).

  • Mobile Web: ensure opt-ins are also adhered to with each mobile web experience. The Guidelines specify the use of a PIN or phone MO message to confirm that the authorized subscriber.

  • Dispute Resolution: defines that dispute resolution is at the discretion of each carrier for their respective customers.

  • New Committee Initiatives: In addition, the MMA has launched two new initiative areas to focus on key areas within the CBP Guidelines. The new sub-committees include Marketing to Children and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) committees which will join the Participation TV and Off Portal Committees in contributing to and providing thought leadership to the Guidelines and industry.


"The MMA continues to stay at the forefront of defining the Guidelines to protect consumer experience and grow the industry," said Laura Marriott, President of MMA. "The latest Guidelines include substantial new developments around mobile web and IVR and we look forward to increasing our focus through new initiatives including IVR, Marketing to Children, PTV and Off Portal."

The MMA Consumer Best Practices Guidelines Committee includes the following member companies: Alltel Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Bango, Chapell & Associates, denuo Group (a Publicis Company), Enpocket, Inc., Jamster, Lavalife Mobile, mBlox, Inc., MTV Networks, MX Telecom, NeuStar, Inc., OpenMarket, Qmobile, Inc., SinglePoint, Sprint Nextel, Sybase 365, Teligence, The Walt Disney Company, T-Mobile USA, VeriSign, Inc. and Verizon Wireless.

The Guidelines can be downloaded at http://www.mmaglobal.com/bestpractices.pdf

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 450+ 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. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm. (GRC)
+1 949 608 0276
[email protected]
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MOBILE MARKETING ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP CONTINUES STEADY GROWTH

Worldwide Support for Mobile Marketing Industry Visible through MMA Membership Growth

Boulder, CO., June 12, 2007— The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com), which represents more than 450 companies across the mobile ecosystem, reported another high-growth quarter with Laura Marriott, president of the MMA commenting, “today’s announcement demonstrates the continued focus on the mobile channel as players across the value chain recognize the importance of a consistent consumer experience and simplified brand engagement. The MMA’s continued rise in membership further reinforces the MMA’s leadership position in creating an action-oriented collaborative trade association where all players can come together to address the needs of today’s marketers.”

Analyst firm Telephia reported that revenues for mobile data services, which includes SMS, MMS, TV/Video, WAP, mobile content downloads, etc., totaled more than $4.6 billion in Q1 2007, which is up 78 percent year-over-year from nearly $2.6 billion in Q1 2006. “The growth in revenues for mobile data services provides a clear measure of the opportunities for mobile marketing,” said Jerry Rocha, senior director of Mobile Media, Telephia. “The mobile channel is emerging as the leading outlet for marketing directly to specific segments of the population as the wireless device has become a powerful personalized tool for all forms of communication and media consumption.”

The newest MMA members include:

  • Acuity Mobile, Inc.

  • Aegis Mobile, LLC.

  • Cellufun, Inc.

  • Converge Technologies

  • Digital Sidebar, Inc.

  • E-mobile Solutions

  • FoneMine Inc.

  • Frucall Inc.

  • Global Network Solutions (Europe) Ltd.

  • Gotuit Media Corp.

  • Hemisphere No Brainer

  • Hill Holliday

  • HipCricket

  • JNJ Mobile

  • Kinetic Worldwide

  • Loc-Aid Technologies

  • Markettools

  • MindMatics, LLC

  • Mobixell Networks (Europe) Ltd.

  • MobX – Mobile Marketing 360° S/A

  • Payzy Corporation

  • Rapid Response Marketing, LLC

  • Rip Road, Inc.

  • SnapTell, Inc.

  • Starcom USA

  • Telenor Nordic Mobile

  • Touchwork

  • Yavox Latin America S/A


A complete listing of all MMA members can be found at www.mmaglobal.com. To become a member, please contact [email protected].

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 450+ 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. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm. (GRC)
+1 949 608 0276
[email protected]
[email protected]
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MARKETING, MEDIA AND ADVERTISING TOOK CENTER STAGE DURING SOLD OUT MOBILE MARKETING FORUM

MMF Dubbed ‘The Place To Be’ for More Than 680 Global Delegates Discussing Opportunities in Mobile Marketing

Boulder, CO., June 12, 2007— The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com), which represents more than 400 companies across the mobile ecosystem, today reported that last week’s Mobile Marketing Forum (MMF) held in New York concluded, noting the event sold out with more than 680 attendees. The Coca-Cola Company chose the MMA’s Mobile Marketing Forum as the location for the exclusive launch of its Sprite Yard initiative with a keynote presentation by Mark Greatrex, SVP Marketing Communications and Insights. Other highlights included the increased emphasis by brands making investments in the mobile channel which included advertising, video, mobile web, messaging and more.

“The MMF event continues to be the forum for industry leaders to come together to discuss innovations in mobile marketing,” said Laura Marriott, president of the MMA. “The MMA’s work to establish best practices and guidelines, as well as our collaboration with experts across industry sectors such as media and entertainment, have set the foundation for what is today an exciting time for brands to reach their consumers through mobile.”

The MMF (www.mobilemarketingforum.com) consisted of keynote sessions from Mark Greatrex, The Coca-Cola Company; Thomas Gewecke, EVP Global Business Development, SONY BMG ENTERTAINMENT; and Bernard Gershon, SVP/general manager, ABC News Digital Media Group. Sessions featured industry experts and focused on a variety of topics including mobile advertising, m-commerce, television/video and mobile marketing 101.

The MMA also released a series of announcements during the event:
  • Release 4.0 of Mobile Advertising Guidelines: the latest revision includes guidelines for downloadable content as well as an overview on Multi-media Messaging Services (MMS).

  • Measurement Initiative: MMA announced the formation of a Global Measurement Committee (GMC). The MMA GMC will help to create the ad currencies as well as a framework for the measurement of mobile marketing success. The GMC will be chaired by The Coca-Cola Company and M:Metrics.

  • MMA & GSMA Collaboration: the two organizations will collaborate to expedite the growth of mobile advertising world-wide.

  • Participation TV Committee: MMA formed the first industry-wide committee to focus on the growth of TV’s mobile participation which will be chaired by Telescope and Granada USA.

  • The MMA International Journal of Mobile Marketing (MMA-IJMM): the MMA-IJMM, issued by the MMA Academic Outreach Committee, contains 10 articles from industry experts, thought leaders and global contributors to the mobile marketplace.

For complete details on the Mobile Marketing Forum, or for information regarding the upcoming Mobile Marketing Forums, please visit www.mobilemarketingforum.com

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. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm. (GRC)
+1 949 608 0276
[email protected]
[email protected]
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GSMA AND MMA COLLABORATE TO ACCELERATE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE ADVERTISING

NEW YORK - Mobile Marketing Forum – June 6, 2007 — The GSM Association (GSMA) and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) have agreed to cooperate to accelerate the development of mobile advertising worldwide. The two organizations will collaborate to deliver standardization and transparency around current mobile advertising activity, and to develop new, innovative advertising techniques.

The MMA will lead the development of guidelines, formats and best practices for mobile advertising, while the GSMA will work with mobile operators globally to develop and prioritize consistent structures, such as inventory types, and commercial and measurement models that will allow advertisers to create valuable advertising propositions.

“This partnership will build on the Mobile Marketing Association’s work-to-date in the development of mobile advertising,” said Bill Gajda, chief commercial officer of the GSMA. “The MMA and GSMA will bring leading advertisers, agencies and operators together to ensure that this very promising, but nascent advertising medium realizes its full potential for the benefit of all players in the ecosystem.”

The agreement follows the recent announcement of the GSMA’s Mobile Media and Entertainment Group that will oversee its Mobile Advertising Programme, which is made up of representatives from leading mobile operators from around the globe.

“The value chain for mobile advertising is more complex than other media channels, with the mobile operator playing a key role, hence the driver for collaboration. The GSMA brings the global GSM mobile operator community to the table and we are pleased to be working with them to expand the reach of a sustainable mobile advertising ecosystem,” said Laura Marriott, president of the MMA. “We look forward to working jointly with the GSMA to deliver a consistent global industry standard for mobile advertising.”

About the GSM AssociationThe GSM Association (GSMA) is the global trade association representing more than 700 GSM mobile phone operators across 218 countries of the world. In addition, more than 200 manufacturers and suppliers support the Association's initiatives as key partners. The primary goals of the GSMA are to ensure mobile phones and wireless services work globally and are easily accessible, enhancing their value to individual customers and national economies, while creating new business opportunities for operators and their suppliers. The Association's members serve more than two billion customers – 82 percent of the world's mobile phone users. See: www.gsmworld.com & www.3gsmworldcongress.com

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. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com


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Mark Smith or David Pringle
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MMA INCREASES FOCUS ON MEASUREMENT OF MOBILE MARKETING SUCCESSES

New Measurement Committee Framework Instilled for Effectiveness of Mobile in Traditional and Cross-Media Marketing Campaigns

New York - Mobile Marketing Forum – June 6, 2007 — The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com), which represents more than 400 companies across the mobile ecosystem, today announced the association’s focus on mobile advertising measurement with the introduction of its Global Measurement Committee (GMC). The focus on measurement comes on the heels of the latest MMA Mobile Advertising Guidelines (www.mmaglobal.com/mobileadvertising.pdf ) release. The MMA plans to collaborate on the initiative with other industry associations.

Today, mobile spend by brand marketers is in the trial stages. Before allocating more budgets to mobile, brands require a deeper understanding of the role of mobile in the overall mix, consumer acceptance of brand messaging, consistent guidelines and best practices as well as insight into effectiveness and value. Under guidance of the MMA GMC, the industry will create a framework for the measurement of mobile marketing campaigns across all channels such as mobile video, television, multimedia services and more.

“The MMA is the right organization to lead the development of ad currencies against its current guidelines, given its diverse and representative membership base,” said Tom Daly, group manager, Strategy & Planning, Global Interactive Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company and MMA Global and NA Board Executive Committee member. “The Coca-Cola Company is committed to mobile as a viable channel to our consumer and measurement will help us ensure the investment is allocated in the right place.”

Richard Saggers, New Business - Head of Mobile Advertising, Vodafone Group Services Ltd & EMEA MMA Chairman, added, “It is crucial to have guidelines in place to measure the use of mobile marketing not only for agencies, brands and marketers, but for the entire global industry. Then, understanding how to measure campaign success will help to drive the adoption of the mobile channel.”

“Measurement was one of the two most critical items we needed to address in rebuilding the Internet Advertising industry,” said Greg Stuart, former CEO of the IAB. “Marketers and their agencies demand that all digital mediums, including Mobile, provide superior advertising measurement, while insuring that the measurement meets the standards and market acceptance of traditional media. How well the Mobile Marketing industry accomplishes this will determine whether they capture their rightful share of marketers’ budgets.”

Co-chaired by The Coca-Cola Company in North America and M:Metrics in EMEA, the MMA GMC membership includes representation from media companies, brands, wireless operators and market research firms. The MMA GMC membership is open to all MMA member companies.

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. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm. (GRC)
+1 949 608 0276
[email protected]
[email protected]
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MMA ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF PARTICIPATION TV COMMITTEE

MMA Will Focus Key TV and Mobile Media Membership to Ensure Best Practices Continue to “Uphold Public Trust and Positive Consumer Experience”

New York - Mobile Marketing Forum – June 6, 2007 — The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com), which represents more than 400 companies across the mobile ecosystem, today announced the formation of the first industry-wide committee to focus on the growth of TV’s mobile participation. The MMA, which launched the first version of its interactive TV guidelines in June 2005, appointed a committee, represented by all key industry sectors, that will enable U.S. TV viewers to engage with their favorite shows in a consistent manner. The Participation TV (PTV) Committee includes TV broadcasters, producers, mobile operators, mobile gateway providers and application specialists.

The MMA PTV Committee will continue to develop industry guidelines that protect the long-term viability of the industry by setting standards across all key elements of the interactive TV supply chain. The guidelines will be integrated into the MMA’s Consumer Best Practices guidelines
(www.mmaglobal.com/bestpractices.pdf) and reinforces the MMA’s commitment to the development of the mobile content industry. The Committee will be co-chaired by Telescope, Inc. and Granada USA. The MMA continues to demonstrate its leadership in the field of participation TV, which delivers a specific experience for TV viewers, enabling them to vote, integrate play-at-home versions into TV formats, and enable home viewers to appear on their favorite TV game shows through their mobile devices.

“The formation of the Participation TV Interest Group occurs at a key juncture in the history of consumer-TV interaction, given the numerous and growing successes of reality, text-to-vote and mobile TV programming across the industry,” said Troy Sample, chief executive officer of Telescope and chairman of the MMA PTV Group. “The MMA is taking the leadership reins in its development of common guidelines upon which the entire industry can build their campaigns. The MMA has helped galvanize the mobile marketing industry in a way that few self-governing industry organizations have done. The formation of the Participation TV Interest Group will help fuel the growth of what is already an exciting market sector.”

“MMA members include the leaders in developing consumer programming across all marketing channels, including broadcast, broadband internet and mobile TV, and this new committee is a natural fit for the association,” said Cyriac Roeding, executive vice president, CBS Mobile and MMA’s Global and North American chairman. “The Participation TV Interest Group will enable all players in the mobile marketing ecosystem to speed delivery of interactive or participation campaigns centered on the growing demands of today’s highly mobile consumer.”

Committee membership is open to all active MMA members.

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. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm. (GRC)
+1 949 608 0276
[email protected]
[email protected]
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MOBILE MARKETING ASSOCIATION’S INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOBILE MARKETING NOW AVAILABLE


Third Issue of Journal Highlights Global Emphasis of Mobile Marketing


New York - Mobile Marketing Forum – June 5, 2007 — The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com), which represents more than 400 companies across the entire mobile ecosystem, today announced the release of its third issue of The MMA International Journal of Mobile Marketing (MMA-IJMM). The MMA-IJMM provides educational information on the mobile channel and its use for marketing. The MMA-IJMM is issued by the MMA Academic Outreach Committee and contains ten articles from industry experts, thought leaders and global contributors to the mobile marketplace.

“The IJMM is another tool that can be leveraged to understand the current global landscape and its opportunities,” said Michael Hanley, assistant professor of advertising at Ball State University and co-chair of the MMA Academic Outreach Committee. “The MMA Academic Outreach Committee has led the development of this issue of the journal, which includes contributions from some of the industry’s most notable mobile marketing experts.”

”The Academic Outreach Committee is pleased to present the third issue of the IJMM, which has contributions from a host of industry leaders and educators who are committed to excellence and growth for the mobile marketing sector,” said Michael J. Becker, executive vice president of Business Development for iLoop Mobile, Inc. and co-chair of the MMA Academic Outreach Committee. “The maturity of the industry, along with the exponential growth among consumers validates the timeliness of this journal.”

The MMA Academic Outreach Committee is led by Michael J. Becker, iLoop Mobile, Inc. and Michael Hanley, Ball State University and has member participation from Action Engine, ipsh!, Motricity, NeuStar, Inc., Northeastern University, TMP Directional Marketing and Zoove. The MMA-IJMM is published twice a year.

For more information on the journal, to submit articles or to purchase a copy, please visit the MMA website (www.mmaglobal.com).

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. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm. (GRC)
+1 949 608 0276
[email protected]
[email protected]
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MMA UPDATES ADVERTISING GUIDELINES WITH FOCUS ON DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT AND MOBILE WEB

Endorsed by Mobile Ecosystem, Sets Consistent Experience for Mobile Marketing

New York - Mobile Marketing Forum – June 5, 2007 — The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com), which represents more than 400 companies across the mobile ecosystem, today released version 4.0 of its Mobile Advertising Guidelines during the Mobile Marketing Forum (MMF) held in New York. The revision includes guidelines for mobile web and downloadable content, such as advertising-oriented games, as well as an overview on Multi-media Messaging Services (MMS). The MMA has been providing thought leadership and customized for mobile industry formats, guidelines and best practices since 2000, and released its first Mobile Advertising Guidelines in September 2005.

“MMA Mobile Advertising Guidelines continue to provide a framework for mobile advertising that anticipates the evolving needs of marketers and helps ensure a non-intrusive, secure experience for mobile customers,” said Pete Distler, general manager, Sprint Mobile Media Network. “The guidelines are an example of how the MMA leads the worldwide mobile marketing industry by bringing all players in the ecosystem together to ensure successful, effective mobile advertising campaigns for brands and a positive experience for consumers.”

“The MMA brings together the key players in the development of its guidelines,” said Heidi Lehmann, VP, Strategic Development, Third Screen Media and co-chair of MMA NA Mobile Advertising Committee. “The cross-industry collaboration is critical, as we are able to quickly deploy guidelines that meet the needs of the industry and our customers, including the world’s largest marketers, advertising agencies and media companies as well as supply a single, consistent standard to encourage rapid adoption.”

“The MMA is pleased to release the latest Mobile Advertising Guidelines which is the result of the collaboration of companies representing the entire mobile ecosystem all of whom share the unified goal of promoting common guidelines, measurements and codes of conduct in mobile advertising worldwide,” said Laura Marriott, president of the Mobile Marketing Association.

The fourth revision of the MMA Mobile Advertising Guidelines is published by the MMA’s Mobile Advertising Committee, which is chaired in North America by Sprint Nextel, Third Screen Media and Yahoo!; in Asia by Madhouse; and in EMEA by Enpocket and Vodafone Group. The committee’s membership includes wireless carriers, technology enablers, agencies and content providers. The MMA will deploy a usability lab to validate ongoing iterations to the guidelines later this year. The current MMA mobile advertising guidelines can be viewed at: www.mmaglobal.com/mobileadvertising.pdf.

The MMA NA Mobile Advertising Committee’s membership includes representatives from:

24/7 Real Media
AccuWeather, Inc.
Action Engine Corporation
AdMob
Airborne Entertainment
Alltel Wireless
Amobee Media Systems
AOL LLC
AT&T Mobility
Cellfish Media
Crisp Wireless
Dennis Digital
Digital Sidebar, Inc.
DoubleClick Inc.
Dynetic MEnpocket, Inc.
Flycell Inc.
Gannett Digital
Greystripe
Handmark Inc.
Helio LLC
iLoop Mobile, Inc.
InfoSpace, Inc.
ipsh!net, Inc.
LimeLife, Inc.
Mark Beccue Consulting, Inc.
Michael Marchese
Microsoft (MSN & Windows Live)
Millennial Media
Mobliss Corporationobile Solutions
MoPhap
Motricity, Inc.
mTLD (.mobi)
Nellymoser, Inc.
New York Times Company
News Over Wireless
Nokia
NPR
Openwave
Qualcomm
R/GA
Reuters
Rhythm NewMedia
Sensei Corp.
Soapbox Mobile
Sprint Nextel
The Hyperfactory
The Weather Channel Interactive
Third Screen Media
Tribune Company
Univision Online, Inc.
US Cellular Corp.
Verizon Wireless
Verve Wireless, Inc.
WeatherBug
Yahoo!, Inc.
Zingy, Inc.

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. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm. (GRC)
+1 949 608 0276
[email protected]
[email protected]
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MOBILE MARKETING FORUM HIGHLIGHTS MOBILE ADVERTISING, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

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) (www.mmaglobal.com) 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.

For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Valerie Christopherson or
Kirsten Woodard
Global Results Comm. (GRC)
+1 949 608 0276
[email protected]
[email protected]
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Mobile Marketing Forum Announces Additions to its Keynote Roster

Coca-Cola Executive Brings Brand Expertise to Mobile

WHAT:
The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is pleased to announce that Mark Greatrex, senior vice president, Marketing Communications and Insights at The Coca-Cola Company will keynote the Mobile Marketing Forum June 6-7, 2007 in New York. Mr. Greatrex will speak on transforming the marketing model by building consumer relationships through mobile. Additional keynote speakers include Bernard Gershon, senior vice president/general manager, ABC News Digital Media Group; Thomas Gewecke, executive vice president, Global Digital Business, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and executives from major wireless carriers including: Alltel Wireless, AT&T Inc., Helio, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone Group.

The 2007 Mobile Marketing Forum (MMF), hosted by the MMA, will bring together industry leaders to discuss and debate how the new mobile media is revolutionizing customer engagement and providing powerful new access to mobile content for consumers worldwide.

More information on the event is available at: www.mobilemarketingforum.com.

WHO:The 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 more than 400 global member companies include agencies, advertisers, handheld device manufacturers, wireless operators, aggregators, technology enablers, market research firms and all companies focused on marketing via the mobile channel. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com

WHERE:The Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036
+1 212.398.1900

WHEN:June 6-7, 2007

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