SOURCE: Lewis PR

LEWIS PR

August 27, 2010 08:00 ET

FaceTime Appoints LEWIS PR as US Agency of Record

Teams With PR Firm to Increase Visibility and Expand Leadership Position

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 27, 2010) -  FaceTime Communications, a leading provider of platforms that enable the safe and productive use of Unified Communications, Web 2.0 and social networks, has engaged global communications agency, LEWIS PR, to implement a public relations campaign in the US. The agency's remit includes media relations, product launches and rebranding.

FaceTime Communications enables the safe and productive use of Unified Communications and Web 2.0 -- including social networks, blogs and instant messaging. Ranked number one by IDC for five consecutive years, and visionary by Gartner, FaceTime's award-winning solutions are used by nine of the top ten US banks, and worldwide for the security, management and compliance of real-time communications. FaceTime supports or has strategic partnerships with all leading public and IM network and unified communications providers, including AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Skype, IBM and Cisco.

Katie Eakins, managing director for LEWIS' San Diego office, will lead the program and will report to Sarah Carter, vice president of marketing at FaceTime Communications.

"We selected LEWIS based on its innovative approach to communications and media relationships," said Carter at FaceTime Communications. "As the solutions that help us communicate in the workplace continue to change, FaceTime can provide organizations with the platform to secure and manage these technologies. LEWIS has the industry knowledge, contacts and creative approach to help us reach our target customers."

"We're excited to be working with FaceTime and look forward to a long-standing relationship with the company," said Eakins of LEWIS. "With applications such as IM, P2P, social networking, voice and video, it is an exciting time to be in this space. Enterprises are increasingly turning to social media and therefore need to ensure measures are in place to ensure security and compliance. There is never a shortage of news or opportunities and FaceTime has the product suite and customer base to attract an even wider following."

LEWIS was selected following a competitive pitch for the public relations program. Details of the budget are not being disclosed. The campaign started in July 2010.

About FaceTime Communications
FaceTime Communications enables the safe and productive use of Unified Communications and Web 2.0 -- including social networks, blogs and instant messaging, Ranked number one by IDC for five consecutive years, and visionary by Gartner, FaceTime's award-winning solutions are used by ten of the top ten US banks, and worldwide for the security, management and compliance of real-time communications. FaceTime supports or has strategic partnerships with all leading public and IM network and unified communications providers, including AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Skype, IBM and Cisco.

FaceTime is headquartered in Belmont, California. For more information visit http://www.facetime.com or call 888-349-FACE. The FaceForward blog, at http://blog.facetime.com, offers thoughts and opinions about the changing nature of Internet communications.

About LEWIS PR
LEWIS PR is a global communications firm. In addition to traditional media and analyst relations, LEWIS specializes in social media, digital marketing and creative services. It works with companies to implement integrated communications programs on an international scale. LEWIS works with leading and emerging brands across multiple sectors, including automotive, consumer, government, healthcare, insurance, legal, non-profit, technology and telecom. LEWIS has more than 30 wholly-owned offices across the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific, with regional headquarters in London, San Francisco and Singapore.

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