Market Research Global Alliance (MRGA) Launches MRGA365 Utilizing Onstream Media's MarketPlace365®
POMPANO BEACH, FL – July 18, 2011 - Onstream Media Corporation ( OTC: ONSM), a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications, virtual event technology, and social media marketing, today announced that Bell SMG, LLC, which operates the MRGA (Market Research Global Alliance), has launched MRGA365 (www.MarketPlace365.com/MRGA365), powered by Onstream Media's MarketPlace365® and believed to be the market research industry's first virtual expo. MRGA365 has combined its virtual event, complete with live webcasts, recorded presentations and educational sessions, with their physical two-day Market Research Capabilities Event, which took place on July 13th and 14th. The goal of MRGA365 is to offer its 24,000 members an online forum featuring the best market research content from around the world live as it happens, while driving business opportunity globally.
The virtual event, which will continue to run year round, brings together buyers, sellers and organizations seeking trusted business partnerships in the market research industry. In order to kick off the event, MRGA indicated that it sent over 100,000 e-mails to marketing departments that run market research projects, professional market researchers, and market research solution providers.
The auditorium featured live event webcasts and webinars from industry experts such as: John Dick, Founder and CEO of CivicScience, Kristin Luck, President of Decipher, Clif Fleitas, Director-Hosted Research Technology of uSamp, Dean Wiltse, CEO and Founder of Thumbspeak, as well as many other event sponsors.
Event sponsors included Toluna, Decipher, NetBase, GlobalPark, ActusMR, Broadlook, CivicScience, Research RockStar, Cint, FocusVision, HubSpot, Survey Analytics, Thumbspeak, Vision Critical and MarketTools.
The Exhibit Hall enables attendees to learn about products, services and partnership opportunities from the leading market research firms from around the world as well as to watch live videos, get information, and chat with exhibitors.
The online Media Library will house an extensive multimedia collection of MRGA articles, research pieces and videos on a variety of subjects like Social Media, Qualitative Research, Crowdsourcing and more.
The Lounge provides a place to network with other attendees via chat. There are also forums that update you on the latest event news, industry - news, blogs, social networks and more. The Lounge enables the attendees to connect with each other, refer businesses, and share industry knowledge.
"MRGA and MarketPlace365 is a compelling match, combining forces to create a one-of-a-kind virtual trade show," said Randy Selman, President & CEO of Onstream Media. "MRGA, which we believe is already the global leader in market research networking, will leverage the Onstream platform to extend their business reach while we continue to increase our reach into the global business community as well."
"Onstream's MarketPlace365 platform enables MRGA to take our events to the next level," said Eric Bell, Founder and CEO of Bell SMG. "Utilizing social media tools, live and on-demand presentations, multimedia libraries, virtual exhibit halls and more, participants now have the opportunity to connect 24 hours a day, 365 days a year."
MarketPlace365 is a comprehensive, online lead-generation and communications virtual conference and trade show platform that enables publishers, associations and tradeshow organizers to quickly, easily and affordably self-deploy and manage their own online multimedia "marketplace," while creating a compelling social-media experience for the attendee. MarketPlace365 brings communities with common interests together online for commerce and information exchange. MarketPlace365 features include: social networking, search engine optimization, advanced analytics, videos, webinars, presentations and a full suite of marketing and communications tools. For more information, visit www.MarketPlace365.com.
Founded in 2005, the MRGA (Market Research Global Alliance) is a global dashboard for market research professionals. It connects professionals from all over the globe, making seamless connections with other professionals and potential customers a reality. Currently, its 24,000 members enjoy access to research materials, blogs, forums, media archives, and other tools designed to creating a productive networking forum.
About Onstream Media:
Onstream Media Corporation ( OTC: ONSM), is a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications, virtual event technology, and social media marketing. Onstream Media's innovative Digital Media Services Platform (DMSP) provides customers with cost effective tools for encoding, managing, indexing, and publishing content via the Internet. The company's MarketPlace365® solution enables publishers, associations, tradeshow promoters and entrepreneurs to rapidly and cost effectively self deploy their own online virtual marketplaces. In addition, Onstream Media provides live and on-demand webcasting, webinars, web and audio conferencing services. To date, almost half of the Fortune 1000 companies and 78% of the Fortune 100 CEOs and CFOs have used Onstream Media's services. Select Onstream Media customers include AAA, Dell, Disney, Georgetown University, National Press Club, PR Newswire, Shareholder.com (NASDAQ), Sony Pictures, and the U.S. Government. Onstream Media's strategic relationships include Akamai, BT Conferencing, Qwest, and Trade Show News Network (TSNN). For more information, visit Onstream Media at http://www.onstreammedia.com or call 954-917-6655.
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