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Teletrax Adds Direct Response Clients Including G2 Direct & Digital, Kent Creative Group and Gold Mountain Media
Mar 25, 2008 (08:03 AM EDT)
NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Teletrax, the global broadcast intelligence company, today announced the addition of three new direct response advertising agencies to its client roster. Teletrax is a subsidiary of Medialink Worldwide Incorporated .
The new clients, G2 Direct & Digital, Kent Creative Group and Gold Mountain Media, Inc., will use the Teletrax(R) suite of broadcast verification services to monitor and track broadcast, cable and satellite television airings of its direct response advertisements.
G2 Direct & Digital, formerly Grey Direct, is a leading direct marketing agency that helps develop and implement direct mail, response television and other marketing campaigns. The organization is using Teletrax to increase accuracy in reporting while also expediting the entire reporting process, which enables the agency to more quickly and effectively react to clients' media results and ensure its buy management is timely and on point.
"G2 Direct & Digital may be a media department, but when it comes down to it, we're ultimately in customer service," said James Martone, associate broadcast director, G2 Direct & Digital. "We realize the value in having the right tools at our disposal in order to best serve our clients' needs. The accuracy and efficiency of the Teletrax service, combined with the ability its detection service affords us better equips us to serve our clients, which translates to stronger relationships and improved business."
Kent Creative Group, a digital advertising agency, utilizes Teletrax to monitor advertising copy changes and media clearances to report expenditures, providing greater control and the ability to streamline its clients' direct response campaigns.
"We have chosen Teletrax because its advanced technology provides fast and accurate reporting, which we rely heavily upon in order to give our clients the highest level of customer service possible," said Michael Smith, vice president, director of marketing, Kent Creative Group. "Teletrax's ability to monitor all U.S. markets and its smooth transition to monitoring digital broadcasts enables us to provide our customers with a seamless and comprehensive service to monitor nationwide media campaigns."
Gold Mountain Media, a direct response media and advertising agency, is using Teletrax to verify television airings of client commercials and ensure spots air according to schedule.
"We chose the Teletrax broadcast intelligence service as a means of increasing our knowledge of the performance of our clients' media campaigns on all broadcast and cable stations nationwide," said Mark Knudsen, president, Gold Mountain Media. "Teletrax helps us identify in a timely manner, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when an ad doesn't run as scheduled, enabling us to provide clients with more accurate information and allowing us to resolve questions about spot airings when needed."
"We are excited about the addition of three new direct response agencies to the growing list of companies that rely on Teletrax as a trusted partner to service their clients," said Andy Nobbs, president of Teletrax. "Our ability to bring on both new clients and renew contracts with existing clients contributes to the positive reputation we have established in the DRTV market, and a reputation of which we are very proud."
Teletrax offers the only digital video monitoring and content tracking service that provides vital broadcast intelligence on a global scale to video providers such as entertainment studios, news organizations, TV syndicators, and the advertising industry. The company is a joint venture between Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands and Medialink, with an underlying technology that is patent protected both by Philips and Digimarc Corp. .
Teletrax currently maintains a proprietary network of detectors that monitors the television broadcasts of nearly 1,500 channels from more than 50 nations, including all 210 markets in the United States, representing all measured U.S. television households. Its international network covers television stations across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, South and Central America, and Canada. Teletrax clients include ABC Television Network, Associated Press, BBC, CBS Television, CBS Television Distribution, Disney-ABC Domestic Television, Fox Broadcasting Company, NBC News Channel, The NBC Agency, NBC Universal Domestic Television, Reuters Television, United Nations, ITN Networks, Euro RSCG 4D DRTV, and Medialink. A number of other companies are also in active trials with the Teletrax service.
Teletrax ( www.teletrax.tv ) is the world's first global digital video broadcast intelligence and video asset management service. Teletrax provides clients with video watermarking services that enable them to precisely track and monitor where, when and how their content is being aired via cable, satellite and terrestrially. Clients can easily evaluate, respond to and manage broadcast information relating to their video content through Teletrax's Web-based reporting tools. Teletrax yields critical media intelligence that is of proven value to motion picture studios, news organizations, network and syndicated TV programmers, brand marketers, corporate communicators, and advertising and public relations agencies. Teletrax is headquartered in London, has offices in New York and Hollywood, and maintains its operations hub in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Medialink ( www.medialink.com ) is a global leader in providing unique news and marketing media strategies and solutions that enable corporations and organizations to inform and educate their intended audiences with maximum impact on television, radio, print, and the Internet. The Company offers creative services and multimedia distribution programs including video and audio news and short-form programming. Through its majority-owned subsidiaries, Medialink also provides Teletrax, a global television tracking and media asset management service to help clients evaluate return on investment from their programming and advertising efforts. Teletrax is 76%- owned by Medialink and 24%-owned by Royal Philips Electronics. Based in New York, Medialink has offices in major cities throughout the United States and an international hub in London.
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