SOURCE: Magnify.net

January 22, 2008 09:00 ET

Magnify.net Selected by AlwaysOn as OnMedia Top 100 Winner

Recognized for Game-Changing Strategies in Advertising, Marketing, and Promotion

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Magnify.net, a peer-driven online video discovery and broadcast channel for websites, groups and businesses, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnMedia 100 Winners. Inclusion in the OnMedia 100 signifies major developments in the creation of marketing tools, services, venues, and advertising, branding, and public relation campaigns. Magnify.net was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and other industry experts spanning the globe, based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

Magnify.net and the OnMedia 100 Top Private Companies will be honored at the OnMedia conference scheduled to occur on January 28-30, 2008 at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. This two-and-a-half-day executive event will feature technology CEOs from Silicon Valley leading presentations and high-level debates with the global advertising and media establishment, about disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the marketing, branding, advertising, and public relations industries.

Fifty of the top CEOs from the OnMedia 100 will present their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in a "CEO Showcase."

"The OnMedia 100 winners have excelled in key strategic areas in the advertising, marketing, public relations, and promotion industry," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. "We congratulate them for their success in introducing new tools, services, and venues for marketers to have at their fingertips and for use to take their business to the next level in innovation."

The OnMedia 100 was selected from hundreds of companies, nominated by a panel of industry experts in the online ad service, technology, community platform, mobile advertising, marketing, and Web analytic sectors from around the world.

Unlike typical social networks that host video and connect people, Magnify.net provides the tools and resources to discover, review, organize and broadcast themed video -- regardless of where it's hosted. Videos can be easily collected from other networks including YouTube, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Yahoo!, ClipSyndicate, Veoh, and Revver, or uploaded directly.

Users can fully customize their channels to reflect their personal or corporate brand as well as share ad pages through the Magnify Ad Share Network to also monetize traffic. Magnify.net's strength is in the channels that people and businesses create to build a community around activities, niche markets, topics, etc. With the integration of broadcast video search and instant publishing, Magnify provides a new category of content that results in the creation of entirely new varieties of channels and visitors.

A full list of all the OnMedia 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at http://www.alwayson.goingon.com/

"Magnify.net is creating a new broadcast and discovery channel around themed content and at the same time opening the door for everyone to create full-blown, highly relevant TV stations out of their living room or office," said Magnify.net founder and MTV alum Steve Rosenbaum. "To be selected as an AlwaysOn OnMedia Top 100 winner is an honor and further encouragement to continue to evolve the future of online video and entertainment in general."

About Magnify.net

Currently delivering more than 14 million page views per month and serving over 27,000 content publishers, Magnify.net is the fastest growing video platform on the web today -- and it's free. The Magnify.net team is led by CEO Steve Rosenbaum, one of the early innovators in the use of small format video, and user-created video. Rosenbaum created MTV Unfiltered, the first series produced entirely by viewers, and directed the multi-perspective feature Documentary "7 Days in September."

More information can be found at http://www.magnify.net/company/presskit

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a community blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the industry in innovation by engaging its bloggers in a social network. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (OnMedia NYC, Venture Summit East and West, On Hollywood, The Broadband Digital, Stanford Summit, and Going Green) and quarterly print "blogozine." No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

Contact Information

  • For Magnify.net:
    FutureWorks PR
    Alison McNeill
    (408) 720-8228 Ext 112
    Email Contact

    For AlwaysOn:
    Voce Communications
    Leah McLean
    415-308-7928
    Email Contact